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Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Coweta County - 130

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Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2011, at 10:43 a.m.

Mrs. Emma G. Mitchell
Mrs. Emma G. Mitchell, 96, of Rocky Mount Road, Greenville, Ga., died Sunday, September 9, 2001, at Sunbridge Nursing Home, East Point, Georgia.

A funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Red Oak Grove Baptist Church in Gay, Ga. The Rev. L. C. Godfrey will officiate. The remains will be placed in state at the church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Rocky Mount Bethel Church Cemetery in Luthersville, Ga.

Surviving are seven daughters and three sons, Ms. Annie E. Mitchell, Greenville, Ga., Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, East Point, Ga., Dea. Melvin Mitchell Sr., Rev. and Mrs. William E. Mitchell of Atlanta, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lee Colton, Grantville, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Green Smith, Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Grier, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Turner and Mrs. and Mrs. Hugh Mitchell all of Atlanta, Ga.; a very devoted granddaughter, Ms. Deloise Mitchell, East Point, Ga.; special niece, Mr. and Mrs. William Moore (Elizabeth); special nephew, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Brown; 29 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; four sons-in-law, and two daughters-in-law, other relatives and friends.

The family is asked to assemble at 5261 Rocky Mount Road at noon Sept. 12.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Mrs. Mary Antoinette "Toni" Yates
Mrs. Mary Antoinette "Toni" Yates, 60, of Old Lifsey Springs Road, Molena, Georgia, died Sunday, September 9, 2001 at her residence.

Mrs. Yates was born July 15, 1941 in Portland, Oregon. She worked as a legal assistant.

A funeral will be held at McKoon Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. Father Carl Dugan will officiate.

Surviving are daughters, Teresa Hobbs and Deborah Salter, both of Jonesboro, Ga., and Sandra Salter of Griffin, Ga.; sons, David Yates of Springlake, North Carolina, Alan Yates of Atlanta, and Edward Casey of Seattle, Washington; sister, Pamela Bertagnolli, Cheyenne, Wyoming; brothers, James Templin and Timothy Templin, both of Stayton, Oregon; husband, Doyle Yates of Molene, California; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, S. E. Division, 220 Lake Boulevard, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30319.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Theo Anthony, Jr.
Mr. Theo Anthony, Jr., 78, of Newnan, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, after a brief illness.

A native of Athens, Ga., he was the son of the late Theo Brown and Irene Manning Anthony. He retired as an accountant from Adams-Cates Realty.

A funeral will be held Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. The Rev. John Evans will officiate, and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. It is suggested that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Anthony's memory to Portsbrige Hospice, 1335 Lake Ridge Parkway, Morrow, Ga., 30296.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Margaret Brown Anthony of Newnan; daughter Susan Anthony Martin and her husband, Bill of Fayetteville; son Eddie Brown Anthony and his wife, Ellen, of Baton Rouge, La.; and grandchildren Melissa, William, and Pamela Martin and Hank Anthony.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mr. Maron "Red" Martin
Mr. Maron "Red" Martin, 84, of Hogansville, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.

Mr. Martin was born Nov. 23, 1916, in Carrollton to the late Charlie and Bessie Yarbrough Martin, He lived in Hogansville most of his life and retired as owner of Super Foods of Hogansville, after operating grocery businesses in Hogansville for 44 years. He served in the U.S. army during World War Two, and was a member of the Hogansville American Legion Post and Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.

A funeral will be held Monday, Sept., 10, 2001 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Sarah Parker will officiate, and burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Nelson Martin of Hogansville; son and daughter-in-law, Nelson and Joy Martin, also of Hogansville; sister Alma Hubbard of Newnan; grandchildren Bradley Martin, Rachel Martin, and Dan Martin of Hogansville, Paula Martin of LaGrange, and Brain Martin of Lawrenceville; and great-grandchildren Anna Marie Herndon and Phillip Daniel Martin.

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

Mrs. Pete Mathews
Mrs. Vivian Godfrey Mathews, 93, of Greenville, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Georgia Baptist Meriwether Nursing Home in Warm Springs.

Mrs. Mathews was born Jan, 19, 1908, in Rocky Mount to the late James David Godfrey and Cora Hodge Godfrey. She had lived in Greenville since 1934, and was a leader in civic and religious activities. She was a member of the Greenville Baptist Church, and W.M.U., and the Women's Bible Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband. C.O. "Pete" Mathews, her infant daughter, Anise Mathews, and her son-in-law, George E. Morrison, Jr.

A grave-side service will held Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Rocky Mount. The Rev. Jonathan Porter will officiate.

The remains will be at the home of her daughter, Jane Morrison, in Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Mathews' memory to the George Edwin Morrison, Jr., Music Award at LaGrange College.

Surviving are her daughters, Jane Morrison of Greenville and Vivian Pettigrew of Jonesboro; granddaughters Anise Morrison of LaGrange and Carole Anne and Darin Harper of McDonough; and great-granddaughter Kaitlyn Anne Harper of McDonough.

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

Mrs. Alma Shierling
Mrs. Alma Shierling, 87, of Cumming died Friday, September 7, 2001.

She is survived by her husband, Mr. James H. Shierling; two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert and Monzie Nelson of Silvercreek, and Rev. and Mrs. Tony and Verdell Roughton of Dawsonville; one son, Sonny and Brenda Shierling of Lanett, Al.; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 10, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Pleasant View Church, with Rev. J.D. Puckett officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Church Cemetery.

Louie E. Jones Funeral Home, Alpharetta, Ga.

Mrs. Eloise C. Yates
Mrs. Eloise Cummings Yates, 72, of Hogansville, died Saturday, September 8, 2001 at Florence Hand Home in LaGrange.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, September 10 in the Chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Interment will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens in LaGrange.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Mrs. Yates was born September 3, 1929, daughter of the late Robert and Irene McGill Cummings. A resident of Hogansville since 1982, she lived in Troup county most of her life, was a member of Bible Baptist Church, and was a retired employee of Milliken and Company in LaGrange.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn D. Yates Sr. of Hogansville; three daughters and sons in-law, Vickie and Paul Davis of LaGrange, Judy and Jerry Nelms of Cullman, Ala., and Glenda and Lamar Brooks of Hogansville; one son and daughter in-law, Glenn Jr. and Cynthia Yates of LaGrange; one sister, Davidell Pitss of LaGrange; seven grandchildren, Sherry Carter, Kristie Hart, Jeremy Nelms, Kaite Nelms, William Brooks, Kimberly Traylor and Zachary Yates; and five great grandchildren, Christopher Cater, Catlyn Carter, Tori Hart, Serah Hart and Luke Traylor.

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

Mrs. Mary Agnes Hutton
Mrs. Mary Agnes Hutton, 76, of Chesapeake Beach, MD, and formerly of Newnan, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001 in Chesapeake Beach.

She was born November 15, 1924 in Bangor, Maine. She was a registered nurse and attended St. George Catholic Church in Newnan.

The family will receive friends at Hillcrest Chapel Sunday, Sept. 9 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A funeral will be at St. George Catholic Church Monday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. with Monsignor Leo Herbert officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Surviving are son, Bernard M. Edelen of Chesapeake Beach, MD; daughter, Betsy J. Jackson of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Mary Ella Kilgore of Moreland, Ga., and Pamela A. Wiener of Burke, Virginia; sisters, Barbara Crandall of Portland, ME, Dorothy Dillon of Ledyard, CT, Frances Duffy of Pensacola, FL, and Anne Maloney of Boston, MA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20736.

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

Mr. William Horace Nelms
Mr. William Horace Nelms, 61, of Smith Street, Grantville, Ga., died Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Ga.

Born in Tampa, Florida April 9, 1940, he was a mechanic with the Fayette County Board of Education.

The family will receive friends at Hillcrest Chapel Friday, Sept. 7 from 7-9 p.m.

A funeral will be at Hillcrest Chapel Saturday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Tommy Smith and the Rev. Mark Anthony will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery in Fayetteville, Ga. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Hosch Nelms of Grantville; parents, Horace H. (Elizabeth) Nelms of Fayetteville; step-sons, Henry Hosch of Grantville and John (Denise) Hosch of Meansville, Ga.; son, Allen (Gina) Nelms, Fayetteville, Ga.; sister, Barbara Nelms, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Elizabeth Hosch, Jeremiah Hosch, John Hosch and Nathan Hosch and Rebecca Hosch, all of Meansville, and Hannah Nelms of Fayetteville..

Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Virginia Shropshire Palmore
Mrs. Virginia Shropshire Palmore, 48, of Newnan, Ga., died August 30, 2001 at her home after a brief illness.

Mrs. Virginia Lucille (Minna) Shropshire Palmore was born to the late Oscar Shropshire and Ruthie Mae (Aunt Bell) Shropshire July 4, 1953. She joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Peachtree City at an early age and served faithfully until her illness. She was married to Jewell Palmore Jr. in 1977.

A funeral was Thursday, Sept. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Peachtree City. The Rev. Grady Lawrence officiated, assisted by Elder James Hill, Rev. Paul Gay and Rev. Tony Hunter. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Willie Jackson, Anthony Shropshire, Oscar Shropshire, Dexter Shropshire, Michael Jackson, Alton Hart, Michael Ferrell and Byron Rosser.

Surviving are son, Deon Octavious Shropshire of Newnan; mother, Ruthie Mae Shropshire of Senoia; sisters, Mr. and Mrs. George (Peggy) Hill of Senoia, Mary Ruth Shropshire of Newnan, Marion Kate Shropshire of East Point, and Janelle Pierceson of Dayton, Ohio; brother, Oscar Franklin Shropshire of Atlanta; aunt, Mary Bridges of Senoia; six god children, Gloria Teagle, Arthur Teagle, Deontay Teagle, Courtney Teagle, Kevin Brooks and Ayanna Jackson; ten nieces; fourteen nephews; and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Vivienne D. Peterson
Mrs. Vivienne D. Peterson, 103, of Hogansville, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at Newnan Hospital.

A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. Saturday.

Mrs. Peterson was born July 8, 1898, in Yorkshire, England, daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Robson Ditchburn. A citizen of the United States since 1917, she lived in Florida for 30 years before making her home in Hogansville in 1991. She owned and operated orange groves and a campground in Florida, was a Baptist and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are grandson, Rodger T. Peterson Jr. of Hogansville; two granddaughters, Romana Welnitz of Asheville, N.C. and Melissa McGoven of LaGrange; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Quinn H. Sapp
Mr. Quinn H. Sapp, 36, of Hogansville, Ga., died Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at his home.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Sarah Parker will officiate, and entombment will be in Shadowlawn Mausoleum in LaGrange.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 Friday night, Sept. 7.

Born April 15, 1965 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, Mr. Sapp was a former resident of Atlanta and Columbus. He had been employed at Cox Enterprises in Atlanta.

Surviving are his mother, Pamela Faye Johnson of Albany; his father and step-mother, Jimmy and Teresa Sapp of Cordele; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Alan Sapp and Debra Parker of Hogansville and Dillon Sapp of Cordele; his maternal grandmother, Mable Stancil Johnson of Snow Hill, North Carolina; and one niece, Toccoa Parker of Hogansville.

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

Mr. Roger Smith Jr.
Mr. Roger Smith Jr., 42, of Murray Street, Newnan, died Sunday, September 2, 2001 at Beaulieu Convalescent Center.

Mr. Smith was born March 13, 1959 in Douglasville, Ga. to Mr. Roger Cook and the late Ms. Betty Jean Smith. Also preceding him in death were grandfather, Mr. Henry Andrew Smith; aunt, Mrs. Essie Mae Houston; and grandmother, Mattie Sue Pinkard Smith.

A graduate of Newnan High School, he was employed at Palmetto City Hall for 13 years. He confessed his faith in Christ at an early age.

A funeral will be Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. at Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel with Pastor J. W. Russell Jr. officiating, assisted by the Rev. Clinton Melson. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Willie Caldwell Jr., Billy McPherson, Henry Coleman, James Coleman, Carlton Gray, Charlie McKeever, Tharius Poythress, Leuios Johnson. Flower ladies will be Sara Poythress, Tara Smith, Dera Bennett, Ebony Daniel, Eris Potter, Levida Moody, Janice Lowery, Diann Caldwell and Annie Coleman. The cortege will assemble at the residence at 2 p.m.

Surviving are his father, Mr. Roger Cook of West Point, Ga.; brothers, Mr. Otis Smith Jr., Mr. J. W. Lamar Smith, both of Temple, Ga.; three great aunts, Mrs. Savannah Burney of Winston, Ga., Mrs. Emma Wilson of Roanoke, Ala., Mrs. Lurlen Cotton of Rome, Ga.; two great uncles, Mr. Dan Smith of Macon, Ga., Mr. Johnnie Pinkard of Rome, Ga.; a very dear friend, Ms. Brenda Ann McKeever of Newnan; a host of cousins and friends.

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

Mrs. Clara Reece Smith
Mrs. Clara Reece Smith, 57, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001 at Hospice LaGrange.

A funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Ron Whitlock will officiate and burial will be in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Coweta County.

Mrs. Smith was born June 25, 1944 in Villa Rica and lived in LaGrange before making her home in Franklin 15 years ago. She was a member of the Holiness church.

Surviving are her husband, Harold Smith of Franklin; mother and step-father, Flora and Curtis Kirkland of Woodstock; step-daughter, Mrs. Patricia Ann Rooks of Palmetto; step-sons, Calvin Smith and Billy Smith, both of Franklin; sister, Mrs. Mildred Gable of Kennesaw; brother, Bobby Ray Reece of LaGrange; her beloved dog, Judy; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Mrs. Mary Etta Loyd
Mrs. Mary Etta Loyd, 85, formerly of Blake Street in Belton, South Carolina, and widow of Jacob Sloan Loyd, died Saturday, September 1, 2001 at the home of her daughter in Newnan, Ga.

She was born in Madison County, Ga. and was a daughter of the late John Seymore and Addie Samantha Herren Strickland. She was a retired spinner from Belton Mill and member of Belton Church of God and the Newnan Family Worship Center Church of God.

Surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Mrs. Margie and Steve Strout of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Barbara and Cliff Chastain of Powder Springs, Ga. and Mrs. Mary Ann and Butch Hargett of Newnan, Ga.; sister, Thelma Joe Johnson of Anderson, S.C.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Mr. Chris and Susan Chastain of Concord, N.C., Mr. Jay Chastain of Powder Springs, Ga., Mrs. Trisha Harper of Cartersville, Ga., Mr. Eric and Billie Sue Strout of Jensen Beach, Fla. and Mrs. Jujuan and Eddie Kay of Honea Path, S.C.; nine great-grandchildren, Chris, Tiffanie and Brittany Kay, all of Honea Path, Cameron Chastain of Concord, N.C., Alden and Channing Harper, bothof Cartersville, Ga., Nickolas, Ryan and Reagan Strout, all of Jensen Beach, Fla.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Gunter and Mamie Lou Thompson, both of Belton.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Cox Funeral Home Chapel in Belton, S.C. with Rev. Eugene Addis, Rev. Leroy Messer and Rev. Dean Webb officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories, Belton.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Ports Bridge Hospice, 1335 Lake Ridge Parkway, Riverdale, Ga.

The family is at the home of her granddaughter, Jujuan Kay, 5763 Keowee Road, Honea Path, South Carolina.

Cox Funeral Home, Belton, South Carolina.

Mr. Jason Matthew Ivey

Mr. Jason Matthew Ivey, 20, of South Main Street, Luthersville, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born February 15, 1981 in East Point, Ga. to Jerry Dean Ivey and Cynthia Swords Ivey. He worked in construction as a framer and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his mother, Cindy Ivey of Luthersville, Ga.; father, Jerry Ivey of Hogansville, Ga.; sister, Jessica Frazier of Luthersville, Ga.; step-brother, Chris Ivey of Ann Arbor, Michigan; a paternal grandmother, Jackie Ivey of Fayetteville, Ga.

A funeral will be held at graveside Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. in Luthersville City Cemetery with the Rev. Ormand Hargrove officiating. The family was receiving friends at the funeral home Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 7-9 p.m.

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

Mrs. Fannie McRae
Mrs. Fannie McRae, 87, of Lamb Road died Thursday, August 30, 2001 at Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital in Newnan, Ga.

A funeral will be Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Mount Prospect Baptist Church, Bethlehem Road, Moreland, Ga., with the Rev. M. A. Blount, pastor, Rev. J. T. Coleman, officiating, assisted by Rev. Sidney L. Kendrick and Elder R. Ford. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Gerard McRae, Thomas K. Warner, Eric A. Newton, Michael McRae, Ernest C. McRae Jr. Flower bearers will be granddaughters: Tarsha M. Glass, Katrina L. Stenson, Bevelyn M. Allen, Michelle M. Depp, Alfreda L. Newton, Kimberly R. Farmer. The cortege will assemble at the residence on the day of the funeral at 1 p.m.

Mrs. McRae was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Malcolm Sr. of Moreland, Ga. Feb. 4, 1914. She joined the Mount Prospect Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully in many capacities. She graduated from Brown's High School in Moreland, Ga. and went to Forsyth State and Teachers College in Forsyth, Ga., Fort Valley State College where she received her B. S. in elementary education, and Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga. She married the late Johnny McRae Sr. and they had five children. A son and daughter-in-law also preceded her in death, Johnny McRae Jr. and Shirley McRae.

Fammie McRae was a woman of three dimensions, humanitarian, educator and civic leader. She was a dedicated educator in the public school system for 36 years. She rave untiring service as a member of the Coweta Association of Retired Educators, Western Union Women's Auxiliary, as president of the Missionary Society and the Mother Board, choir member, organized the first cemetery fund at Mt. Prospect Baptist Church. She was a former member of the board of Community Action for Improvement (CAFI), was Mother of the Year for the National Association of Negro Business and professional Women's Club Inc., and was a member of the Georgia Association of Educators, and the National Educators Assocaition.

Surviving are children, Lessie (Wenston) Murry, Lila (Sidney) Kendrick, Margaret (Charles) Jackson, Ernest (Lorene) McRae; brother, John Andrew Malcolm Sr.; 11 grandchildren, Tarsha, Katrina, Bevelyn, Gerard, Thomas, Michael, Ernest Jr., Eric, Michelle, Alfreda and Kimberly; eight great-grandchildren, Mario, Renae, Michael Jr., Gerard Jr., Briana, Alexus, Marqueese and Timothy; also many nieces, nephews, relatives, students and friends.

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

Mr. Robert L. Mitchell
Mr. Robert L. Mitchell, 57, died in Brooklyn, NY August 29, 2001.

A funeral will be Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Gay, Ga. with the Rev. Stephens, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The cortege will assemble at the home of his uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Hymond Wimbish, 2940 Griffin Highway, Gay, Ga.

Mr. Mitchell was born in Gay, Ga. March 3, 1944 to Lawrence and Mossie Mitchell. He was the eldest of two children. A brother, Mr. Melvin Mitchell, preceded him in death. Robert Mitchell moved to Brooklyn at an early age. He attended the New York City School System. After completing his education he joined the United States Army. He worked for the New York City Housing Authority and also did carpentry work until he became ill. He was married to Patricia Mitchell and they had a son, Robert Mitchell Jr.

Surviving are his mother, Mossie Mitchell; father, Lawrence MItchell; sons, Jerome Mayner of Senoia, Ga. and Robert Mitchell Jr. of Austell, Ga. (formerly of Brooklyn New York); five aunts, Mimmie Mayner, Mildred Ferrell of Gay, Ga., Sarah Ann Mack of Homestead, Florida, Mae Bell Leslie of Gay, Ga., and Mildred Gordan of Senoia, Ga.; uncle, Hymond Wimbish of Gay, Ga.; great-uncle, Phillip Bowels of Homestead, Fla.; great-great aunt, Nettie Parks of Gay, Ga.; six grandchildren, Dasheen, Ramel, Naguana, Meriful, Avery, and Jaquana; sister-in-law, Stephanie Mitchell; also a companion, Maria Moore.

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

Mrs. Janet Seegar O'Mar
Mrs. Janet Seegar O'Mar, 79, of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Park Ridge, Illinois and Grantville, Ga., died January 10, 2001.

Mrs. O'Mar was born April 14, 1921, daughter of the late John and Austin Seegar.

Surviving are her husband, Richard O'Mar of Delray Beach; son, Michael O'Mar of Denver, Colorado; and daughter, Mrs. Patricia O'Mar Quinn of Plantation, Fla.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the First United Methodist Church of Grantville. The Rev. Darris Baker will officiate.

Mr. William Henry "Bill" Poythress Sr.
Mr. William Henry "Bill" Poythress Sr., 69, of Heard County and Newnan, died September 1, 2001, at Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital in Newnan.

Mr. Poythress was born January 7, 1932 in Heard County, Franklin, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Nellie Mae Ransby Poythress and two brothers, Arthur Lewis and George Poythress Jr.

He attended Heard County public schools in Franklin, Ga. and Coweta County public schools in Newnan, Ga. He joined the Heard Bethel Baptist Church at a very young age and also assisted in building the current church structure. He was a devoted father, a loving husband and a faithful worker. He retired from Tredegar Industries (William L Bonnell Co.) in Newnan after 39 years of service.

A funeral will be Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. at Powell Chapel United Methodist Church on Old Atlanta Highway in Newnan. The Rev. Joe Geter, pastor, the Rev. Clinton Melson officiating, assisted by the Rev. R. W. Sutton with remains placed in state at noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the residence of 45 Aspen Lake Drive at 1 p.m.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Bernice Sutton Poythress; four children, William Henry (Monica) Poythress Jr., Amanda Poythress (Calvin) Parks, Arthur Lewis (Delena) Poythress and Adrian Poythress, all of Newnan; nine grandchildren, William and Nicholas Poythress, Andrena and Ashley Poythress, Jurell Parks, Demarcus, Deion and Janika Poythress, and D'Adrion Poythress, all of Newnan; three sisters, Beulah Lewis of Newark, N.J., Minnnie (Donald) Ball and Bertha Hunter of Newnan; five brothers, Joseph (Helen) Poythress, Andrew (Eloise) Poythress, and Sherman Poythress, all of Newnan; Wilbur Poythress and Robert Poythress of Newark, NJ; aunts, Winnie B. White of Ohio, Helen Potts, Parlie Poythress, Mollie Bonner and Rose Pearl (Irvin) Powell, all of Newnan; uncle, Brenson Poythress of Atlanta; father and mother-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. R. W. (Elizabeth) Sutton of Newnan, Ga.; brothers-in-law, Robert (Annie Ruth) Sutton Jr., David (Lizzie) Sutton and Jeffery (Lanice) Sutton, all of Newnan; sister-in-law, Annie (Felton) Ransby of Franklin, Ga.; very dear friend, Estella Florence; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Andrews Mortuary, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Roger Smith
Mr. Roger Smith of Murry Street, Newnan, died Sunday, September 2, 2001.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Mr. William R. Smith
Mr. William R. Smith, 86, of Hogansville, Ga., died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001 at Hospice LaGrange.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at graveside in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville. The Rev. Jo Anna Pence and the Rev. Marion Shivers will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of Open Door Friendship Sunday School Class of the First United Methodist Church of Hogansville will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Born May 11, 1915 in Roanoke, Ala., Mr. Smith was the son of the late William T. and Bessie Cadenhead Smith. He was a 1933 graduate of LaGrange High School, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War Two, and had lived in Hogansville for the past 65 years. He retired as personnel and purchasing manager from Uniroyal Inc. after 38 years of service, was a former member of the Hogansville Kiwanis Club, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hogansville, where he had served as chairman of the Administrative Board.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Hughie Smith of Hogansville; daughter and son-in-law, Sadie and Maitland Adams of Gadsden, Ala.; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Lawson and Elizabeth Hughie Sharpsburg; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Sara Lou Sims Smith and his sister, Mrs. Margaret Smith.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Furst United Methodist Church of Hogansville or to a favorite charity.

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

Mrs. Cecilia Dianne Villa
Mrs. Cecilia Dianne Villa, 49, of Newnan Estates, died Monday, September 3, 2001 at her residence.

Mrs. Villa was born December 7, 1951 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was a homemaker.

The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home Thursday, Sept. 6 from noon to 2 p.m.

A funeral will be at McKoon Funeral Home Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Antonia Villa of Newnan; father, Cecil Cheaves; mother, Sybil Cheaves; sons, Alexandro Villa and Donald Lewis Williams Jr.; sister, Janice Prince.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. John F. Clark

Mr. John F. Clark, 82, of Forest Park, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001.

Mr. Clark was a retired minister and carpenter.

A funeral will be held Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home, South, in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Minister Mack Stephens will officiate and burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens South.

The family will receive friends at Heritage Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine Clark; daughters, Linda Jones of Forest Park and Wanda Childers of Newnan; sons Leslie Clark of Sharpsburg and Dan Clark of Lafayette; brothers Jim Clark and Robert Clark of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sisters Betty Mealor of Ringgold and Mildred Plank of Ft. Oglethorpe; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro.

Mr. William Poythress, Sr.
Mr. William Poythress, Sr., 70, of Newnan, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Bernice Poythress.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Andrews Mortuary.

Mr. Eric Orlando Calloway
Mr. Eric Orlando Calloway, 35, of Hearthstone Drive, Newnan, died Thursday, August 30, 2001 at his residence.

A funeral will be Saturday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. at Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel, 168 Greenville Street in Newnan, with the Rev. Donald Barber officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Newnan. Pallbearers will be Daniel Pierce, Jerry Farmer, Tim Floyd, Clifford Bridges, Bernard Harris. Flower ladies will be Tammy Pierce, Dorothy Floyd, Racheal Callaway, Ashley Petty, Ardrayer Partridge, Willena Barber, Mary L. Bridges.

The cortege will assemble at the residence on the day of the service at 3 p.m.

Mr. Calloway was born January 19, 1966 to Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Callaway Sr. He graduated from Newnan High School in 1985. He was employed at Yamaha Motor Corporation for ten years as a welder. He found his life-long companion, Tara Harrison, and they were married March 14, 1992. They had three daughters. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Gussie Callaway.

Surviving are his wife, Tara Calloway; four daughters, Jessica, Ariel Paige, Tiara Somia and Erica Nicole; father, C. R. Callaway Sr., five brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Harris (Machelle), Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harris (Leonila), Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Calloway Jr. (Henrietta), Mr. and Mrs. Spirous Callaway (Jean) and Mr. Lyonard Callaway. A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

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

Mrs. Fannie Johnson Hunley
Mrs. Fannie Johnson Hunley, 91, of Newnan, died August 28, 2001 in LaGrange, Ga.

Mrs. Hunley was born June 4, 1910 in Newnan to the late Floyd and Minnie Johnson. Her one and only sister, Mrs. Emma Brown, preceded her in death.

She joined the Elim Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully until her health failed. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and a very dear friend.

A funeral will be Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. at Elim Baptist Church. The Rev. Oliver L. Wood will officiate, assisted by other ministers. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be the deacons of Elim Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest (Lillie Mae) Hayes of LaGrange, Ms. Mary Lou Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Roger (Gennet) Graham of Newnan; thirteen grandchildren: Fannie Mae Foster, Lorena Moss, Gary Lee Johnson, Patricia Parks, Ernest Hayes Jr., Robert Hayes, Mary Louise Allen, Wayne Allen, Willie Lee Parker, Annette Campbell, Bob Graham, Bernice Graham and Leon Graham; a host of other relatives and friends.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Millard B. Johnson
Mr. Millard B. Johnson, 88, died August 30, 2001 at Georgian Place assisted living home in Newnan.

Mr. Johnson was born February 5, 1913 in New Orleans, LA. He spent his early years in Gadsden, Alabama with his mother Lula, graduating from Gadsden High School and later attended Auburn University. He was employed for 32 years with the U.S. Postal Service and later worked 10 years with the Temple Avenue Department Store.

Mr. Johnson moved his family to Newnan in 1948. He joined the Presbyterian Church in 1950 and remained a member until his death. He served his church as both a deacon and elder, also as treasurer of the church and Sunday School Superintendent.

He was very active in the Coweta Community Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels and the American Red Cross.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nell Golden Johnson and his second wife of 32 years Florence Wilkinson Johnson.

Surviving are sons, Thomas M. Johnson of Lilburn, Ga. and John G. Johnson and his wife Carolyn of Greenville, S.C.; stepson Frank S. Wilkinson and his wife, Eleanor, of Haralson, Ga.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dora W. Hicks and her husband Dr. Jim F. Hicks of Greenville, S.C. and Mrs. Olive W. Turnipseed and her husband Rev. Robert L. Turnipseed of Lanscale, PA; thirteen step-grandchildren and 20 step-great-grandchildren.

The body was donated to Emory University School of Medicine.

A memorial service will be held at Newnan Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Newnan Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Fannie McRae
Mrs. Fannie McRae of Lamb Road, Moreland, Ga., died Thursday, August 30, 2001 at Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital in Newnan.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Mr. Douglas Pizar
A memorial service for Mr. Douglas Pizar of Peachtree City, Ga. will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 at 3 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor John Weber will officiate.

Surviving are a son, Mrs. Scott Pizar, Newnan; daughter, Mrs. Nicole (Jeff) Pizar Rainey, Newnan; grandchildren, Natalie Brooke Pizar, Malakhi Alexander Pizar, Harley Pizar Rainey, Seth Jackson Rainey; mother, Mrs. Yvette Pizar, Peachtree City; brother, Mr. Mike (Gail) Pizar, Peachtree City.

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

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