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Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Coweta County - 106

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Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2011, at 10:17 a.m.

Mrs. Josie Lynn "Jo" Brittain
Mrs. Josie Lynn "Jo" Brittain, 90, of Newnan, died December 10, 2000 after a long illness.

Mrs. Brittain was born October 25, 1910 in Sanford, North Carolina, daughter of Jesse David Thompson and Sallie Keith Thompson. She came to Atlanta in 1926 to attend Draughon's Business College and met and married Lawrence H. Brittain, who preceded her in death. The "little cabin" at the Atlanta Historical Society in Buckhead was a gift from Jo and Lawrence Brittain.

Mrs. Brittain was an avid flower arranger and grower, winning many awards. She was a member of the Cascade Garden Club, a lifetime member of the Garden Clubs of Georgia and the National Garden Clubs. Many gardens in and around Atlanta have profited from her sharing and knowledge of plants. She was also an accomplished pianist and accompanied many singers throughout Atlanta. She was a member of Audubon Forest United Methodist Church and Cliftondale United Methodist Church. Her winning smile and happy disposition brought her many friends and throughout her illness she always had a smile and a kind word for everyone.

Surviving are her son, Lawrence H. Brittain Jr. and his wife Fran of Montgomery, Alabama; daugther, Susan and her husband Tommy Boehms, of Newnan; grandchildren Tommy and Pam Inman, Susie and Richard King, Amy and Dave Goldberg and Jason Brittain; great-grandchildren Britt Inman, Ben Inman, Brooke Inman, Thomas Goldberg and Blake Brittain; aunts, a niece and several cousins.

A funeral will be Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home in Fairburn. Bishop Bevel Jones and the Rev. Howard Griffin will officiate. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

The family was receiving friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.

Mr. George G. Crowder
Mr. George G. Crowder, 65, of Newnan, died at Newnan Hospital Monday, December 11, 2000.

Mr. Crowder was born to Mark and Lena Crowder in Meriwether County, Ga. He began a nuclear engineering career in the United States Navy after attending the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School and serving aboard the U.S.S. Sailfish. Following this seven years of military service, Mr. Crowder completed his education at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also taught as an assistant professor. While at Georgia Tech, Mr. Crowder received his Nuclear Power Operator's License.

Mr. Crowder spent most of his career building powr plants; beginning with hydroelectric generating plants and progressing through nuclear power generating plants. His career took him all over the united States and Canada. Mr. Crowder retired from Brown and Root as a nuclear power start-up engineer. Following his retirement, Mr. Crowder filled his time as owner/operator of Crowder Real Estate Appraisals.

Mr. Crowder was a Mason for more than thirty years. He was a member of Hogansville Church of Christ and attended Newnan Church of Christ.

Mr. Crowder was preceded in death by his parents and is survivied by his wife, Mrs. Ramona Crowder of Newnan; sons, Mr. Blake Bennett Crowder of Newnan, Mr. Glenn Gregory Crowder of Coral Springs, Fla., Mrs. Guy Charles Crowder of Atlanta; stepson, Mr. Craig Simpson of Luthersville; stepdaughter, Mrs. Angie Laye of Carrollton; brothers, Mr. Render Crowder of Douglasville, Mark and Carol Crowder of LaGrange; sister, Connie and James Messer of Hogansville; one grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 13.

A funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Ruby Huling
Mrs. Ruby Huling, 91, of Rogers Ave., Atlanta, died December 9, 2000 at Crawford Long Memorial Hospital.

A funeral will be Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. at Greater Springfield Baptist Church, 721 Jones Ave., N.W., Atlanta with the Rev. Solomon Whitifield Jr., pastor, officiating. The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial in Westview Cemetery.

Mrs. Huling led her life in pursuit of God's will with a love for God, her family and her church in which she served on the Mothers Board as one of the eldest mothers for many years before her illness. She will be sadly missed.

Surviving are six children, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith (Andrea), Mr. Harry Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Bell (Juanita), Miss Emma Jean Huling, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McKnight (Ernestine), Mr. and Mrs. Leon Huling (Ethel); brothers, Mr. J. T. Bell of Roberta, Ga. and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Bell (Vee) New Mexico; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a life-long friend, Mrs. Odessa White.

Family and friends are asked to assemble at the residence at noon.

Andrews Mortuary, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Harvey Lay Sr.
Mr. Harvey Lay Sr., 70, died Sunday, December 10, 2000 at Newnan Hospital.

The family may be contacted at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Theron Wilson, 26 Brown Ridge, Newnan, Ga.

A funeral will be Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel with the Rev. H. A. Bowles officiating, assisted by the Rev. Perry Huggins and Minister Rebecca Smith. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery. Pallbearers and flower ladies will be selected.

Mr. Harvey Lay Sr. was the son of the late Mr. John Lay and the late Mrs. Rose Ann Lay. He was born June 15, 1930 in Coweta County, Ga. He came from a family of nine children, two of whom preceded him in death. At an early age he joined Evergreen Baptist Church, and he was later a member of Cenchrea Church of God In Christ and later joined Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church in Newnan. He was a friendly, outgoing and people loving person.

Surviving are loving companion Mrs. Thelma Lay (Kendrick); three children, Harvey Lay Jr. of Newnan, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Lay (Emma) of Franklin, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Theron Wilson (Vivian) of Newnan; sisters, Mildred Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McGinty (Katie) and Arrie Green, all of Newnan; brothers, Amos Lay of LaGrange, Clifford Lay and Melvin Lay of Atlanta; aunts, Kate Lay of Douglasville, Ga., Lizzie Pittila of Lawrenceville, Ga.; uncle, Jim Houston, Hogansville, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law Mabelle Rosser, Sam Rosser of Newnan, Mr. and Mrs. Otha Walker (Virginia), Early Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barnett (Louise) of Atlanta; thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Robert Bernard Price
Mr. Robert Bernard Price, 78, of Terry Town Lane, Lithonia, Ga. and formerly of Carroll County, Ga., died Monday, December 11, 2000 at Rockdale Hospital. He ws born October 20, 1922 in Carroll County to the late Robert James Price and Rilla Lula East Price. He was a retired chef and a WWII Army Veteran.

Surviving are seven children, Roger Price of Morrow, Ga., Robert Price of Venice, California, James Price of Lithonia, Ga., Clora Kleinkauf of Union City, Ga., Janet Ring of North Kingston, Rhode Island, Earnestine Kittles and Penny Luster, both of Newnan, Ga.; two step-children, JoAnn Belk of Morrow, Ga. and Tommy Latanoich of Ridgedale, Missouri; 11 grandchildren and six step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and 4 step-great grandchildren.

A funeral will be Thursday, December 14 at 2 p.m. at Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel in Carrollton with the Rev. Powers Witcher officiating. Pallbearers will be Shawn Kleinkauf, James Robert Price, Roger Dale Price, Mike Spriggle, Ed Woodmansee, and Robert Kittles. Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens with the American Legion Post 143 making the flag presentation.

Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton, Ga.

Mrs. Opal S.Rainey
Mrs. Opal S. Rainey, 84, of Carmichael Circle, Newnan, died Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at Beaulieu Convalescent Center in Newnan.

Mrs. Rainey was born May 16, 1916 in Heard County, Ga. She was a retired sewing machine operator for Playtex. She was a member of First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hulette Hall Rainey and a grandchild, Scott Rainey.

The family was receiving friends Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 7-9 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan.

A funeral is Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home with Minister Tony Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan.

Pallbearers will be Craig Rainey, Rusty Rainey, Matt Rainey, Trent Hastings, Allen Hastings, Ray Milner.

Surviving are sons, Richard Rainey of Newnan and Dan Rainey of Greenville, S.C.; brother, Jewell Shelnutt, Newnan; grandchildren, Ann Hastings, Craig Rainey, Rusty Rainey; granddaughter, Anne Hastings; step-grandchildren, Josh Underwood and Niki Underwood.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Ethel Duncan Webb
Mrs. Ethel Duncan Webb, 82, of Ringer Road, Carrollton, Ga., died Monday, December 11, 2000 at Tanner Medical Center. She was born November 3, 1918 in Carroll County to the late Wilber C. "Claude" Duncan and Sara Davis Duncan. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Webb; three brothers, Buford Duncan, Leonard Duncan and Joe Duncan; two sisters, Clovis Duncan and Doris Houston.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Elton Lyle of Carrollton; sister and brother-in-law, Opal Hyatt Usery and her husband Charlie Usery of LaGrange; two sisters-in-law, Frnaces Dunacn of Newnan and Jewell Duncan of Carrollton; two grandchildren, Glenn and Kelly Lyle of Douglasville and Tina and Dwayne Hicks of Carrollton; six great-grandchildren, Jordan and Alana Lyle, Andrew, Kirsten, Jeremy, and Matthew Hicks.

A funeral will be Wednesday, December 13 at 1 p.m. at Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel with Minister Caryl Strange and Minister Larry Musick officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan, Ga.

Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton, Ga.

Mr. George G. Crowder
Mr. George G. Crowder, 65, of Newnan, died at Newnan Hospital Monday, December 11, 2000.

Mr. Crowder was born to Mark and Lena Crowder in Meriwether County, Ga. He began a nuclear engineering career in the United States Navy after attending the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School and serving aboard the U.S.S. Sailfish. Following this seven years of military service, Mr. Crowder completed his education at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also taught as an assistant professor. While at Georgia Tech, Mr. Crowder received his Nuclear Power Operator's License.

Mr. Crowder spent most of his career building power plants; beginning with hydroelectric generating plants and progressing through nuclear power generating plants. His career took him all over the United States and Canada. Mr. Crowder retired from Brown and Root as a nuclear power start-up engineer. Following his retirement, Mr. Crowder filled his time as owner/operator of Crowder Real Estate Appraisals.

Mr. Crowder was a Mason for more than thirty years. He was a member of Hogansville Church of Christ and attended Newnan Church of Christ.

Mr. Crowder was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ramona Crowder of Newnan; sons, Mr. Blake Bennett Crowder of Newnan, Mr. Glenn Gregory Crowder of Coral Springs, Fla., Mr. Guy Charles Crowder of Atlanta; stepson, Mr. Craig Simpson of Luthersville; stepdaughter, Mrs. Angie Laye of Carrollton; brothers, Mr. Render Crowder of Douglasville, Mark and Carol Crowder of LaGrange; sister, Connie and James Messer of Hogansville; one grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.

The family was receiving friends at Jones Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 13.

A funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Marian Lovett
Mrs. Marian Lovett, 67, of Atlanta died December 11, 2000 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Andrews Mortuary, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Willie Parks Lynch
Mr. Willie Parks Lynch, 58, of Midland Park Court, Newnan, died Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at his home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Inc., Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Michael C. "Mr. P" Purgatorio
Mr. Michael C. "Mr. P" Purgatorio, 83, of Sharpsburg, Ga., died December 11, 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Antoinette Arienzo. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Mr. Purgatorio was born July 16, 1917.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m. Father John Walsh and Deacon Don Kelsey will officiate. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Jack Venza, Sharpsburg; grandsons, Sean and Lorie Venza of Jonesboro, Christopher Venza of Fayetteville and Kevin Venza of Sharpsburg; brother, Anthony Purgatorio Jr., New Jersey; special friends, Misty and Olivia Evans and Kim Blackwell.

Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, Ga.

Mrs. Camilla Spivey
Mrs. Camilla Spivey, 83, of Newnan, died at Franklin Health Care Tuesday, December 12, 2000.

Mrs. Spivey was born in Coweta County to Andrew and Mattie Winkles. During her lifetime Mrs. Spivey worked in the textile mills, and was a homemaker. Her special calling and the thing she is best remembered for was serving as a foster parent. She was a 35-year member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Mrs. Spivey was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Andrew Spivey.

Surviving are her son, Mr. George Spivey of Oglethorpe; and niece, Mrs. Betty Spivey and her husband, Gary, of Newnan.

The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 14. A funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 15 in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Joel Jones officiating. Burial will be in Sargent Cemetery.

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Gerald Weems Turner
Mr. Gerald Weems Turner, 44, of Teasley Trail, Moreland, Ga., died Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at his residence.

Mr. Weems was born May 4, 1956 in Newnan. He worked as a warehouseman at Kmart Distribution Center and was a member and deacon at East Newnan Baptist Church. His father, W. H. "Dub" Turner, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.

A funeral will be Friday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at East Newnan Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Powers officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Roscoe Road.

Pallbearers will be James Archer, Benjie Fleming, Tim Hammett, Scott McIntire, Glenn Stearns and Greg Thompson.

Surviving are his wife, Robi Turner, Moreland; mother, Mary Turner, Newnan; daughters, Jennifer Turner and Janet Turner, both of Moreland; sisters, Angie Bishop of Birmingham, Ala. and Elaine Moore, Hartsville, Tenn.; brothers, Pete Turner and Mike Turner, both of Newnan.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Harriet Owens Alexander
Mrs. Harriet Owens Alexander, 73, of Newnan, died Thursday, December 14, 2000.

Mrs. Alexander was born June 17, 1927 in Newnan, daughter of Carlton C. Owens and Corinne Reynolds Owens. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and Myrtle Arnall Mann Sunday School Class. She was a graduate of Newnan High School and Crawford W. Long School of Nursing, class of 1947. She was a member of the operating room staff at Newnan Hospital and retired in 1986 as Operating Room Supervisor.

Her three loves were the Newnan-Coweta Art Association, Coweta Festivals Inc. (sponsor of the Powers' Crossroads Country Fair and Art Festival), and Central Baptist Church. She was a charter member of Newnan-Coweta Art Association and also served as its president. She was director of Powers' Crossroads Country Fair and Art Festival 1976 to 1996 and served on the Coweta Festivals Board from 1975 to 2000. She was Honorary Member of the Pilot Club of Newnan and was named Woman of the Year in 1979 by the club.

Surviving are her husband, Robert W. Alexander Jr.; brother, Carleton James Owens and sisters-in-law, Rubye Carter Owens, Elizabeth Alexander Morris and Mary Alexander Bowers; brother-in-law, Lawrence Bowers; nephews, Steven Carter Owens, Gregory James Owens, Bobby Atchison, David Bowers, Jeff Bowers, Greg Bowers; nieces, Betty Atchison, Beth Bowers Newsome, and Doris Atchison Stanford.

The family will receive friends 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15.

A funeral will be Friday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at graveside in Oak Hill Cemetery.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Edwin L. Barronton
Mr. Edwin L. Barronton, 72, of Newnan, died Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at Southern Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Barronton was born October 9, 1928. He was retired owner of Barronton Gulf Service and Camp Wagon Camping, both of College Park, Ga.

The family was receiving friends Wednesday, December 13 from 7-9 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.

A funeral was held at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel Thursday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Keith Davenport and the Rev. Paul Dennis officiated. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Roscoe Road. Pallbearers were Joe Barronton, Patrick Barronton, Spencer Barronton, Barron Little, Chris Little and Casey Mize.

Surviving are his wife, June Wallis Barronton, Newnan; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Debbie Barronton of Newnan, Mark and Debbie Barronton of Newnan and Michael Barronton of Peachtree City; daughters and son-in-law, Teresa Barronton of Senoia and Kevin and Anita Brown of Carrollton, Ga.; 10 grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Willie Pless Lynch
Mr. Willie Pless Lynch, 58, of Midland Park Court, Newnan, died Tuesday, December 12, 2000.

The family may be contacted at the home of his brother Mr. Jimmy (Sarah) Lynch at 230 Hearthstone Drive West, Newnan, Ga.

A funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. at Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tilden Colton officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. Pallbearers and flower ladies will be selected.

Mr. Lynch was born Dec. 24, 1941 to Mrs. Nannie Johnson Lynch in Coweta County.

Surviving are his mother, Nannie Lynch of Franklin, Ga.; brother, Mr. Jimmy (Sarah) Lunch; niece, Miss Yvetta Lynch; nephew, Mr. Michael Wilcoxon; one step-nephew, Mr. Donavan Terrell; god-niece, Kiersten Williams; one uncle and a host of other relatives and friends.

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Myrtice Powell

Mrs. Myrtice Powell of Welcome-Arnco Road, Newnan, died Thursday, December 14, 2000 at her residence.

A funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 16 at Providence Baptist Church, 37 Summers-McKoy Road, with the Rev. Melvin Brittian Jr., pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Clinton Melson, the Rev. Grady Vaughn, the Rev. Searcy Jackson, the Rev. Rufus Smith and the Rev. W. J. Johnson. Burial will be in the Smith Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nimrod Murphy, Eddie Lee Rogers, Nathaniel Russell, Rodney Russell, Gerald Stegall, Calvin White. Nieces will serve as flower ladies.

Family and genuine friends who were privileged to know and love Myrtice Powell will forever remember her Christian virtues and enduring love for family and friends. The daughter of the late Oliver and Lizzie Russell, She was born Sept. 18, 1918 in Coweta County, Ga. She joined Providence Baptist Church and served faithfully until her death. She married Edward Powell Feb. 26, 1939. They had 13 children, one of whom, Russell Gary, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Powell, 12 children; Doris Powell, Newnan, Florrie Mae Stegall, Decatur, Ga., Louise Gibson, Newnan, Mr. and Mrs. James (Mary) Powell, Newnan, Mr. and Mrs. Rawlins (Helen) Hinton, Decatur, Patsy Powell, Newnan, Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Smith, Newnan, Mr. and Mrs. Billy (Harriette) Bohannon, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. Rickey (Elaine) Powell, Newnan, Mr. and Mrs. Steven (Debra) Powell, Newnan, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald (Glenda) Powell, Fairburn, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Tracey), Fayetteville, Ga.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, five god-children, Jessie Barber, Rev. and Mrs. Rufus Smith, Alonza Wood Jr., Stephen Andrews, Stephanie Andrews Thomaston; sisters and brothers, Rosetta Stegall, Rev. and Mrs. J. W. (Emily) Russell, Frances Rogers, Odessa Conley, Rev. and Mrs. Nimrod (Elizabeth) Murphy, Render Russell; numerous nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Ms. Teresa Wendy Smyers
A funeral for Ms. Teresa Wendy Smyers of Fayetteville will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000 in the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, 135 Senoia Road in Peachtree City.

The Rev. Franklin Treadwell and Rev. Bobby Carpenter will officiate.

She is survived by her parents, James and Sarah Dilbeck; daughters, Michele Holda and Kelly Smyers; son, Nicholas Smyers; grandchild, Hannah Holda; sister, Jennie Dilbeck.

The family will receive friends today, Saturday, Dec. 16, from 4-8 p.m. at Carmichael-Hemperley, Peachtree City Chapel.

Mrs. Zela Bennett
Mrs. Zela Bennett, 94, died Friday, December 15, 2000 at the Beaulieu Convalescent Center in Newnan.

Mrs. Bennett was born July 16, 1906 in Newnan. She was a homemaker.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2000 at the McKoon Funeral Home. Dr. James DuBose will officiate. The burial will follow at the Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Bass Bennett and two daughters, Mrs. Clestell Talley and Mrs. Jewell Williams.

Survivors include her sons, Donald H. Bennett of Statesboro, Ga. and James C. Bennett of Rome, Ga; and daughters Betty Canady of Newnan, Ga. and Katherine Douglas of Winnsboro, S.C.; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home

Mrs. Bertha Jacks
Mrs. Bertha Jacks, 84, of Hogansville, Ga. died Saturday, December 16, 2000 at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.

Mrs. Jacks was born October 12, 1916 in Chambers County, Ala. daughter of the late Gussie and Doshie Clark. She lived in Hogansville for the past 29 years and was a member of OId Pathway Baptist Church in LaGrange.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2000 at Old Pathway Baptist Church. Rev. Sam Mitchell and Rev. Trent Cannon will officiate. The burial will follow at Randolph Memory Gardens in Rock Mills, Ala.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Fay and Edward Morris of Hogansville, Ga., and Pharon and Joe Huntsman of Jonesboro, Ga., six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Zela Bennett
Mrs. Zela Bennett, 94, of Newnan, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Beaulieu Convalescent Center.

Mrs. Bennett was born July 16, 1906, in Newnan. She was a homemaker, and a member of Unity Baptist Church. Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her husband, Bass Bennett, and two daughters, Clestell Talley and Jewell Williams.

A funeral was Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at McKoon Funeral Home. Dr. James DuBose officiated, and burial was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are her children, Donald H. Bennett of Statesboro, James C. Bennett of Rome, Betty Canady of Newnan, and Katherine Douglas of Winnsboro, S.C.; nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Marian Lovett
Mrs. Marian Greason Lovett, 67, of Atlanta, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Lovett was born April 18, 1933.

A funeral was Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Hines Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Southview Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Johnnie A. Lovett; sons and daughters-in-law Robert Lovett, Anthony Lovett, Johnnie Lovett, James and Betty Greason, and Eric L. Greason; daughters Linda Lovett, Johnnie Mae Lovett, Chilar Lovett, and Kathy J. Greason; sister, Paige Mayfield; 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Andrews Mortuary.

Mrs. Myrtle Plant
Mrs. Myrtle Plant, 76, of Moreland, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Newnan Hospital.

Mrs. Plant was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Forsyth. She was a homemaker.

A funeral will be Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at 11 a.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Dr. E.C. Chatham will officiate and burial will be in Luthersville Cemetery. The family will receive visitors today, Dec. 19, between 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Elrod Jr., Gregory, Milton and Travis Plant, Ricky Sitton and Gerald and John Wright.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, James and Dale Plant of Newnan and Steve and Kathy Plant of Hampton; daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Joel Yarbrough of Moreland; sister, Mary Freeman of Montgomery, Ala.; and grandchildren Amanda, Bradley, Jay and Kristie Plant and Megan and Sarah Yarbrough.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Ms. Peggy L. Carroll
Ms. Peggy L. Carroll, 42, of Clark Hill Road, Newnan, died Sunday, December 17, 2000 at Atlanta Medical Center.

Ms. Carroll was born June 1, 1958 in Newnan. She was a homemaker.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.

A funeral will be Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Paul Stitcher and the Rev. Gary Farlow will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan. Pallbearers will be Johnny Cochran, Scott Cochran, David Costley, Shane Costley, Billy James King, Elvis Smith.

Surviving are brother, David Carroll and his wife Ann of Sargent, Ga.; sister, Deborah Costley and her husband James of Newnan; many nieces and nephews.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Linda Chambliss Carson
Mrs. Linda Chambliss Carson, 53, of Alpharetta, Ga. died Monday, December 18, 2000.

Mrs. Carson was born January 18, 1947. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Sara Farmer Chambliss and Lem Chambliss. She celebrated 33 years of nursing in which the Linda Chambliss Carson Nursing Scholarship has been established at Georgia Baptist Nursing school in her honor. She lived every day to the fullest, never missing a sporting event to cheer her beloved children on. She was a loving wife of 20 years; she always strived to be the best wife she could be. She was so dedicated to her job and patients that in order not to miss time with them, she would have her cancer treatments at lunch. She opened her house to mother the friends of all her children with open arms, she touched her many friends' lives in ways that will fill their hearts with laughter and joy for years to come. She will be forever missed and loved by all. She was a member of Crabapple First Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Carson of Alpharetta; children, Michael, Sara and Carey; step-children, Lori Carson and Chris Carson; sister-in-law, Patty D. Carson of Powder Springs; brothers-in-law, Roger D. and Diane Carson of Lilburn, Joe Michael and Jan Carson of Douglasville, Craig and Margaret Carson of Whitesburg, nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Louie E. Jones Funeral Home, 59 N. Main St., Alpharetta, Ga. Dr. Tom Kinman will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Linda Chambliss Carson Nursing Scholarship Fund, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, 274 Boulevard, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30312-9907.

Louie E. Jones Funeral Home, Alpharetta, Ga.

Miss Kassie Nicole Beaver
Miss Kassie Nicole Beaver, age 21 months, of Franklin, Ga. died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Miss Beaver was born March 10, 1999, in Henry County, Ga., daughter of Jason and Sonya Michelle Pressley Beaver.

A funeral will be held at Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home in Newnan Thursday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Ables officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.

Surviving are parents, Jason and Sonya Beaver, Franklin, Ga.; grandparents, Ernest and Sherri Beaver, Newnan, Russell and Dee Pressley, Hokes Bluff, Ala., Glenda and Mike Brown, Stockbridge, Ga.; great-grandparents, Dot and James Cureton, Newnan, Evelyn Pressley, Gadsden, Ala., Doris Stone, Boza, Ala.; sisters, Whitney Beaver and Carrie Ann Beaver of Franklin; brothers, Jacob Beaver and Jesse Beaver of Franklin.

Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Charles W. Connell
Mr. Charles W. Connell, 77, of Williamson, Ga., died Sunday, December 17, 2000 at his residence.

Mr. Connell was born in Spalding County but had lived his life in Hollonville, Ga. He was retired and had been the owner and operator of the E. B. Connell & Son Grocery Store for 50 years and Connell Cotton Gin and Warehouse for 30 years. He was a member and leader of the Administrative Board of the Hollonville Methodist Church, a member of the Hollonville Volunteer Fire Department, president of the Georgia Cotton Ginners Association, member of the Board of Georgia Crop Improvement Association, the Pike County Board of Education and a graduate of Gordon College. He also served during World War II in the U.S. Army with tours in Italy and North Africa.

A funeral will be Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at Hollonville United Methodist Church in Hollonville, Ga. with the Rev. Charles Bennett and the Rev. Bryan Butler officiating. Burial will be in Westwood Cemetery in Griffin, Ga.

The family was receiving friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Coggins Funeral Home, 321 Hannah's Mill Road in Thomaston, Ga.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Cardell Connell of Williamson, Ga.; sons, Alan Connell, Thomaston, Ga., Dale Connell, Lakeland, Fla., Randy Connell, Newnan, Ga.; sister, Mrs. Jean Daniel, LaGrange, Ga.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the famiy requests donations be made to the Hollonville Volunteer Fire Department or to the United Methodist Children's Home, c/o Thomaston First United Methodist Church, 132 Cherokee Road, Thomaston, Ga. 30286.

Coggins Funeral Home, Thomaston, Ga.

Mr. Leonard James Hefner
Mr. Leonard James Hefner, 56, of Greison Trail, Newnan, died Monday, December 18, 2000 at Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital in Newnan.

Mr. Hefner was born March 19, 1944 in Alpharetta, Ga. His parents, Wilburn H. Hefner and Mildred Scoggins Hefner. He was a retired printer, having worked for St. Regis Paper Company. He was a member of Mills Chapel Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 21, from 6-9 p.m.

A funeral will be Friday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Udell Addison and Walter Smith will officiate.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Louise Hefner of Newnan, Ga.; daughters, Kelley Lynn Brown of Greenville, Ga. and Jodi Elaine Cole of Newnan, Ga.; sons, Christopher Eugene Hefner of Newnan and Michael James Hefner of Luthersville; brothers, Billy Hefner and Iverson Abraham "Dick" Hefner; nieces and nephews; 12 grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Samuel E. Williams
Mr. Samuel E. Williams of Hogansville died Monday, December 18, 2000 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Decatur, Ga.

A funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the graveside in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville with the Rev. Rance Sprayberry officiating. The family will receive friends at the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home from 2-4 Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Williams was born in Hogansville, son of the late James Loy Williams and the late Lurline Sims Williams. He was a graduate of Hogansville High School and attended Georgia State University. He was a veteran of service in the U.S. Navy and, along with his brother Earl, won an All-Navy Championship in boxing.

Surviving are two step-daughtes, Mrs. Donna Bowen of LaGrange, Ga. and Mrs. Ima Pike of Hogansville; three step-sons, Leamon Hughes of LaGrange, Joel Hughes of Hogansville, and Michael Hughes of Atlanta; sister, Mrs. Joyce Atterholt of Powder Springs; brothers, Earl Williams of Meridian Mississippi and Ervin Williams of Barcelona, Spain; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

It is the desire of the family that flowers and contributions in memory of Mr. Williams be omitted.

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.

Mrs. Irene Thomas Quick Womack
Mrs. Irene Thomas Quick Womack, 96, of Johnson Street, Senoia, Ga. died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 at Portsbridge Hospice.

Mrs. Womack was born June 10, 1904 in Coweta County, Ga. to the late Ed Eady and Ida Thomas. She was a retired seamstress, having worked at Southern Mills. She is also preceded in death by husbands Willis Quick Sr. and James Womack, sons Willis Quick Jr., Bill Womack and Tom Womack and daughter-in-law Billie Faye Quick.

A funeral will be at Cathedral of Praise Assembly of God on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church starting at 1 p.m. The Rev. Roger Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Emory Quick, Wayne Quick, Tim Quick, Terry Turner, Mike Wilson, Billy Ray Quick and Todd Turner.

Surviving are sons, Paul Quick of Senioa, Roy and Bernice Quick of Senoia, James and Lorna Quick of Senoia, Paul and Jeanette Womack of Summerville; daughters, Peggy Brittian Camp, Luthersville, Annette and B.L. Turner, Haralson, Ruby and John Chitwood of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law, Loretta Quick of Senoia; 25 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren.

Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. William B. Johnson
Mr. William B. Johnson, 79 of Hogansville, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Randall Hodge will officiate and burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.

Pallbearers will be Matt Johnson, Bill Johnson, Joel Talley, Mark Talley, Joe Hasson, Jon Edwards and Chris Sustar.

Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 19, 1921 in Gay, Ga., son of the late Wilham Lee Johnson and the late Ada Maude Quigley Johnson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and had lived in Hogansville since 1951. He was a member of the Hogansville Church of God and was retired from the Hogansville Housing Authority.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Gray Johnson of Hogansville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rachel and Jim Talley of Dalton and Rita and Everett Howard of Pine Mountain; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Sue Johnson of Hogansville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Tavie and Johnnie Nunis of LaGrange and Patsy and Curtis Wilkes of Nashville, Tenn.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Doug and Geraldine Johnson of Austell, Jimmy and Carolyn Johnson and Doyle Johnson of LaGrange and Garin and Joyce Johnson of Stephenson, Ala.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.

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