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Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Coweta County - 99

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

Mr. Brice Cook

Mr. Brice Cook, 79, of Newnan died at Newnan Hospital on Saturday, September 30, 2000.

Mr. Cook was retired from the Streets Department of the City of Newnan.

Mr. Cook was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Hattie Lee Phillips Cook; two brothers, David Franklin Cook and James Cook; three sisters, Minnie Bell Cook Carroll, Ada Lou Cook Pritchard and Lora Mae Cook Richardson.

He is survived by 13 nieces and newphews.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2000 at Ephesus Christian Church Cemetery in Carroll County with Minister J.C. Cook officiating.

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan.

Miss Alexis Amanda Drake
Miss Alexis Amanda Drake, 24, of Moreland died Friday, September 29, 2000 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Miss Drake was born October 7, 1975 in LaGrange, Ga. and was a 1997 Special Education Graduate of East Coweta High School.

The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home on Sunday, October 1 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The funeral service will be at McKoon Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, October 2, beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard R. Huycke officiating.

Survivors include her father, Joseph Drake; mother, Sherrie Drake; brother, Christopher Drake; sister, Scarlett Wesson; cousin, Barbara Barnes; niece, Jeniffer Emery; and grandmother, Virginia Camden.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan.

Mrs. Ninner Belle Jackson Wood
Former Heard County resident Mrs. Ninner Belle Jackson Wood, 97, of Austell, died Wednesday at the Wellstar Hospital in Douglasville.

Mrs. Wood was born March 3, 1903 in Heard County, the daughter of Rufus E. Jackson and Betty Nutt Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bernie Wood and daughter, Ruth Dyer. Mrs. Wood and her husband were merchants in Heard County for many years. She was a member of the Franklin United Methodist Church.

The funeral was Thursday from the Chapel of Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home in Franklin with the Rev. Marion Shivers officiating. Music was by Bonita Wortham. Pallbearers were Robert Nelms, Hugh Nelms, Donnie Nelms, Harvey Shelnurr, Cary Jackson and Tim Jackson. Burial was in the Franklin City Cemetery.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Louie and Linda Wood of Lithia Springs; one grandson and daughter-in-law, John and Joy Dyer of Alpharetta; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Pope Dyer of Alpharetta; one sister, Sarah Gosdin of Jonesboro.

Ms. Essie Alford

Ms. Essie Alford, of Westgate Park Lane, Newnan, died Monday, October 2, 2000 at LaGrange Hospice in LaGrange, Ga.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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

Mr. Erling (Earl) Joseph Hinkemeyer
Mr. Erling Joseph Hinkemeyer, 69, of Newnan, died at his home on Thursday, September 28, 2000.

Mr. Hinkemeyer was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and served on board the USS Midway. Mr. Hinkemeyer, a product analyst/technical supervisor, retired from Uniroyal/Goodrich Corporation after 31 years service. A member of St. George Catholic Church, Mr. Hinkemeyer enjoyed his retirement and the extra time he could spend with his family.

A memorial service was 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Jones Funeral Home in Newnan with Father Leo Herbert officiating.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Mrs. Mildred Barbara Hinkemeyer of Newnan; sons, Randal N. Hinkemeyer and wife Jennifer, Mark Hinkemeyer and wife Diane, both of Newnan, Boyd Hinkemeyer and wife Janet of Aurora, IL, eight grandchildren.

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Velma Frances Harrison Hinesley
Mrs. Velma Frances Harrison Hinesley, 76, of Morris Road, Newnan, died Sunday, October 1, 2000 at Newnan Hospital.

Mrs. Hinesley was born April 20, 1924 to the late Joseph Byron and Mary Etoy Harrison. She was a retired ward clerk for the former Coweta General Hospital.

The family was receiving friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.

A funeral will be Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Helms and the Rev. Bill Dean officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Ferrell, Eddie Fortbus, Colon Hemrick, Andy Hinesley, Matt Hinesley and Lloyd Nunn.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Hinesley of Newnan; son, Byron Hinesley and his wife Carol of Newnan; grandsons Matthew Hinesley and Andrew Hinesley of Newnan.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Robert Arthur Josephs
Mr. Robert Arthur Josephs, 79, of the Powers' Crossroads area of Coweta County, died October 2, 2000.

Mr. Josephs was born Sept. 30, 1921, the son of Robert and Minnie Josephs of Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended New York University and worked on Wall Street in the late 1930s. He served in the Army Air Force in World War II, flying 28 missions. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He moved from Charlotte, North Carolina to Newnan in 1965. He was so proud of his new hometown that he told old friends that the only place he needed money was the post office.

He and his wife Betty built their home near Powers' Crossroads. His proudest accomplishment was joining the (then-named) Coweta County Volunteer Fire Department. He and his neighbors built their own station from the ground up for Station 5.

Josephs began flying with Eastern Air Lines in 1953 and retired in 1985.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Betty McDonald Josephs; daughter Margie Wyant of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; son, Robert (Dianne) Josephs of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Robert Wyant of Sarasota, Fla., Morgan and Emily Josephs of Houston, Texas; great-granddaughters Brittany, Jessica, Lauren and Amber Wyant of Baltimore, Maryland; sister and brother-in-law Sharlee and Dan Duff of Richmond, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Glenn Alan Wyant.

The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday.

A funeral will be Tuesday in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home at 5 p.m. with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Gary Parrish will officiate.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. John Thomas Coutee
Mr. John Thomas Coutee, 73, of Couch Street, Moreland, Ga., died Tuesday, October 3, 2000 at Beaulieu Convalescent Center.

Mr. Coutee was born February 20, 1927 in Montrose, LA. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a career Army officer-retired, and will be buried with full military honors. He was a member of Moreland First Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 7-9 p.m.

A funeral will be Thursday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Eley officiating. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Una Mae Coutee of Moreland; sister, Mary Alice Bordelon of Alexandria, LA; brothers, Elbert Coutee of Plain Deling, LA and Ellis Coutee of Baton Rouge, LA; sisters, Leoma Delacerda of Columbus, Ga. and Willie Ruth Martin of Mora, LA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Moreland First Baptist Church.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Merle Stone Craven
Mrs. Merle Stone Craven, 65, of Thomasville, Ga., and a native of Hogansville, died Monday, October 2, 2000 at her home.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 4 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Donald Stone and the Rev. Randy Jordan will officiate and burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Craven was born June 30, 1935 in Hogansville, daughter of the late Allen and Claudia Elder Stone. She lived in Morrow for 20 years before making her home in Thomasville in 1993, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Hogansville.

Surviving are her husband, Winton A. Craven of Thomasville; five daughters, Mrs. Judy Shaw and Mrs. Melissa McGill, both of Douglasville, Mrs. Jennie Atkinson of Thomasville, Mrs. Vickie Jordan of Fayetteville, N.C., and Mrs. Beverley Clark of Ochlocknee; son, Dale Craven of Thomaston; four sisters, Mrs. Tiny McCrary of Columbus, Mrs. Ann Denney of Jonesboro, Mrs. Jean Hay of Milledgeville, and Mrs. Judy Wright of Union City, Tenn.; two brothers, Allen Stone of Franklin and the Rev. Donald Stone of Swansea, S.C.; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Mildred Juanita Peel Goodson
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Juanita Peel Goodson, 69, of Franklin, Ga. were held Monday, October 2, 2000 at 4 p.m. at the Franklin United Methodist Church with the Revs. Leslie Tusco, Rick McMahan and Archie Gibelli officiating.

The Heard County Nutrition Center singers sang "I'll Fly Away," accompanied by Nancy Heard on piano. Special words of remembrance were offered by longtime friend and co-worker Carolyn Booth Knight. Mrs. Goodson's granddaughter paid tribute to her grandmother with a scripture base which told of the wonderful contribution her "Maw Maw" had made to her life, her other grandchildren, children, her husband, and all those who knew her. Pat Goodson McGrady, daughter, sang "The Wind Beneath My Wings," accompanied by Marie Jackson.

Burial was in Franklin City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donnie Dunlap, Larry McGrady, Benjamin Hill, Neil Moncrief, Mike Simpson and Mark Simpson.

Mrs. Goodson was born Oct. 18, 1930 in Crawford County, Ga. to Jessie Blackwell Peel and the late Clarence Mosely Peel. She moved to Heard County as a young registered nurse to work at the Heard County Memorial Hospital where she became a tremendous asset, and much loved by the whole county for her professional skill but most of all for her quiet spirit and love for her Lord which she demonstrated through action and deed. Through the course of her career she also served at Coweta General Hospital in Newnan, Ga., and in the office of Dr. Mark Whitehead Jr. in LaGrange. She was employed by the Heard County Senior Center and was an active and vital member of the Franklin United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Hugh Goodson of Franklin, Ga.; children, Pat and Larry McGrady of LaGrange, Ga., Diane and Donny Dunlap of Franklin, Ga. and Buddy Goodson, all of Franklin, Ga.; mother, Jessie Blackwell Peel of Roberta, Ga.; sisters, Claire Mattox also of Roberta, Ga. and Carlise Moncrief of Americus, Ga.; five grandchildren; a host of loving friends.

Tom Stutts and Sons Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.

Mrs. Mary Darnell Harper
Mrs. Mary Darnell Harper, 89, died October 3, 2000.

Mrs. Harper was born June 2, 1921 and raised in Atlanta, Ga. She married Clinton Harper in 1942. A strong woman who loved her family deeply, she made her house a real home where anyone would feel welcome. In addition to raising nine children, she worked in hotel services for the Quality Inn of Brunswick. She was also a partner with her husband, Clinton, in running 2 Way Fish Camp in the same city, retiring from both in May 1984. Mr. and Mrs. Harper then returned to Midland, Michigan, where they had lived during the 1950s and 1960s. Four of her children still reside in Midland. In 1993 they settled in Newnan, Ga. to enjoy the climate and be close to their other children.

Surviving children are: June (Gene) Shelley of Midland, MI; Phyllis Harper of Breckinridge, MI; Cynthia (Jeffrey) Brant of Newnan, Valerie (David) Ratajczak of Midland, MI, James (Christine) Harper of Midland, MI; Ralph (Brenda) Harper of Douglasville, Ga.; Everett Harper of Newnan, Ga. and Mark Harper of Stockbridge, Ga.; sisters, Katherine Powell, Floranell Parker and Linda Williams and a borther, Raymond Darnell. She leaves nine grandchildren, James, Stephen, Justin and Jason Harper; Jennifer Hill, Heather Shelley, Eric and Bryan Smith; Marika Jacobs and Cheyenne Brant. Great-grandchildren are Austen and Dallis Jacobs, Joshua Sturdavant and Rachael and Kaitlynn Harper.

She is preceded n death by husband Clinton Harper in 1995, son Brian Harper in 1985, sister Diane Darnell and two brothers, Leon and Roger Darnell.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 3-5 p.m. at 7-9 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.

A funeral will be Thursday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. at McKoon Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your community food pantry.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Iula Lyles
Mrs. Iula Lyles of Newnan died October 2, 2000 at Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital.

The family may be contacted at the home of Henry Roberts at 17 Wallace Gray Court.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

October 5, 2000

Ms. Essie Virginia Alford
Ms. Essie Virginia Alford, 54, died Monday, October 2, 2000 at LaGrange Hospice in LaGrange, Ga.

A funeral will be Friday, Oct. 6 at Sellers-Smith R.W.S. Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Willie Ed Geter officiating, assisted by the Rev. Johnny Coleman. Pastor David Kegel, Rev. Felton James and Evangelist Alvin Godfrey. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Newnan. Pallbearers will be uncles and friends. Flower ladies will be cousins and friends.

Ms. Alford was born in Coweta County, Ga. on March 16, 1946 to Mrs. Lelia Mae Horsley Alford who preceded her in death and Mr. Hayward Jim Alford. She attended school in the Coweta County School System.

Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Veronica Alford Harris; son-in-law, Jonathan Harris; grandaughter, Miss Johneesia Vershae Harris, all of LaGrange, Ga.; father, Hayward Jim Alford; sister, Mrs. Linda Alford Hill; brothers, Larry Alford, all of Newnan, Ga., Mr. Hayward Alford (Bro), Hampton, Ga.; niece, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Godfrey (Rhoda) Luthersville, Ga.; nephews, Maurice Alford, Atlanta, Ga., Arlie Smith Jr., Newnan, Ga.; great-aunt, Mrs. Oneter Parks; devoted caretaker, Mrs. Susie Maddox of Daytona, Florida and a devoted friend and companion, Mr. Henry Tolbert (Dooly).

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

Mr. Ernest Pass
Mr. Ernest Pass, 82, of Atlanta, died October 2, 2000 at his residence.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Andrews Mortuary, Newnan, Ga.

Dr. Ralph E. Hibbs
Dr. Ralph Emerson Hibbs, 87, of Medford, Ore died Oct. 1, 2000 at his residence.

Dr. Hibbs was born July 23, 1913 in Hiteman, Iowa, son of the late Newton and Laura Swan Hibbs. He earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Iowa and his MD degree from the University of Iowa Medical School in 1936.

During World War II, he served as chief surgeon with the U. S. Army's 31st Infantry Division near Manila. He was part of the Bataan Death March and spent three years at Cabanatuan Prison Camp 1 in the Philippines. He wrote a book about his wartime experiences, "Tell MacArthur To Wait."

Dr. Hibbs moved to the Medford area around 1950. He was a founding member of Doctor's Clinic in Medford, retiring in 1984. He did medical missions volunteer work after his retirement and served as president of the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners in 1978-79.

Dr. Hibbs was a founding member of the Medford Linebackers, a Past Grand Master of Medford Elks Lodge 1168 and an active member of Toastmasters.

On March 31, 1946 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, he married Jeanne Howard, who died in August 1986. He also was preceded in death by a brother, David Hibbs; and a sister, Virginia Collier.

On Nov. 30, 1991 in Medford, he married Virginia Moffett Caldwell, widow of Coweta County born novelist Erskine Caldwell. Dr. and Mrs. Hibbs visited Caldwell's birthplace in Moreland in 1992. During the same visit, Dr. Hibbs spoke at Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Alvaton about his medical missions experiences.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. Pacific Time at Rogue Valley Manor Tower in Medford with Pastor Alan Jackson of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hibbs of Medford; daughters, Jill Hibbs of Beaverton, Ore., Jennifer Eastberg of Oregon City, Ore.; sons, Jack Hibbs of Florence, Ore., Stephen Hibbs of Orangevale, Calif.; sister, Elizabeth Blagg of Colorado Springs, Colo; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rogue Valley Manor Foundation, Special Care Building Fund, 1200 Mira Mar, Medford, OR 97504 or Westminster Presbyterian Church, Memorial Fund, 2000 Oakwood St., Medford, OR 97504.

Perl Funeral Home, Medford, Ore.

October 6, 2000

Miss Essie Virginia Alford
Miss Essie Virginia Alford died October 2, 2000.

She was born in Coweta County March 16, 1946 to Mrs. Lelia Mae Horsley Alford and Mr. Hayward Jim Alford. She attended school in the Coweta County School System.

Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Veronica Harris; son-in-law, Jonathan Harris; granddaughter, Miss Johneesia Vershaé Harris, all of LaGrange; father, Hayward Jim Alford; sister, Mrs. Linda Alford Hill, all of Newnan; brothers, Larry Alford of Newnan and Hayward (Bro) Alford of Hampton, Ga.; niece, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Godfrey (Rhoda) of Luthersille, Ga.; nephews, Maurice Alford of Atlanta and Arlice Smith Jr. of Newnan; great aunt, Mrs. Oneter Parks of Newnan; and a host of aunts and uncles, Evelyn Johnson, Ms. Lucille Alford, Ms. Mary Elder, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Johnson (Helen), Gordon Lee Alford, Bobby Alford, all of Newnan, Mrs. Margaret Horsley Dragg of Detroit, Michigan, Ms. Margaret Riley, Cleveland Alford and Johnny Alford all of Atlanta, Willis Horsley of Cincinnati, Ohio, William Horsley of Nashville, Tenn. and Mrs. Hilda Jenkins of Los Angeles, California; three great nephews, Rashuad Ferrell, Alex Godfrey and Joshua Godfrey; devoted caretaker, Mrs. Susie Maddox of Daytona, Fla. and a devoted friend and companion, Henry (Dooly) Tolbert along with a host of other friends and relatives.

A funeral will be Friday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. at Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel on Greenville Street in Newnan.

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Newnan.

Mr. Cleveland Johnson
Mr. Cleveland Johnson, 81, died Thursday, October 4, 2000 at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale, Ga. He was the husband of Mrs. Lena Johnson.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga..

Mrs. Ieula Roberts Lyles
Mrs. Ieula Roberts Lyles, 84, died October 2, 2000 at Newnan Hospital.

She was born April 11, 1916 to the late Florella Grier Roberts and Sammy Roberts. She joined the St. John Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully until her health failed.

Her husband, Everette Lyles and a son, Harold Fisher, preceded her in death, as did a number of brothers and sisters: Preston Roberts (Pap), Andrew Roberts (Shoot), Oliver Roberts (Bish), Willie Mack Roberts, James Roberts (Shur), Coley Roberts, Mrs. Fannie Mae Smith and Mrs. Carrie Lee Pittman.

Surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be Friday, Oct. 6 at noon at St. John Baptist Church in Shenandoah. The Rev. Rufus Smith will be eulogist, assisted byt he Rev. Robert Love and other ministers. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeffery Zackery, Christopher Roberts, Mandrel Parks, Robert Elder, Toby Domineck and Ernest Grier Jr.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Robert B. McKoon
Mr. Robert B. McKoon, 79, of Newnan, died Saturday, September 30, 2000, at his home.

Mr. McKoon was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Luthersville. He was the former owner of McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan, and a retired funeral director and embalmer.

A graveside service was held Monday, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan. The Revs. Gary Parrish, Larry Patton, and Bill Curington officiated.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Newnan First United Methodist Church Building Fun.

Surviving are his wife, Elsie McKoon; and son Bob McKoon, both of Newnan; and sister Elizabeth Hayes of Greenwood, S.C.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Willie Grey Phillips
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Grey Phillips, 96, were held Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000 at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home in Franklin with the Rev. Dewaine Shadix officiating.

Music was provided by Tina and Burl Holloway and David Bryan. Pallbearers were grandsons, Danny Phillips, Doyle Phillips, Donald Phillips, Maylon Phillips Jr., Harold Turner and Jimmy Eggert. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Turner, David Turner, Jeremiah Adams, Brandon Phillips and Scott Phillips. Burial was in the Red Oak Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Phillips was born June 17, 1904 in Heard County, Ga. to the late Margaret Bailey Phillips and Brewer Phillips. He was preceded in death by his wife Clara Sheets Phillips. For many years "Mr. Willie" served the children of Heard County as one of their most beloved bus drivers. He was retired form the Heard County Department of Education and the Franklin Aluminum Plant where he worked in the maintenance department. He was a faithful member of the Red Oak Methodist Church where he served in many capacities including most of the church offices.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Lurlene and Donald Safian of Franklin, Ga. and Margaret and Lee Eggert of Illinois; three sons and daughters-in-law, Maylon and Louise Phillips, James and Betty Phillips and Joel and Linda Phillips, all of Franklin, Ga.; brother, Major Phillips, also of Franklin, Ga; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.

Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.

Mrs. Sharon Carol Potts
Mrs. Sharon Carol Potts, 54, of Hammett Way, Sharpsburg, Ga., died October 4, 2000 at Newnan Hospital.

Mrs. Potts was born in Scarboro West Virginia August 8, 1946 to Luster Jones and Lorene Williams Jones. She was a film handler and photo finisher and was of the Baptist faith.

A funeral will be held at graveside Friday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Rollin Ayers officiating.

Surviving are daughter, Legina Potts of Sharpsburg; granddaughter Lorene Potts of Sharpsburg and grandson Matthew Potts of Sharpsburg; father, Luster Jones of Sharpsburg; sisters, Kay Jones of Sharpsburg and Barbara Lynch of Sharpsburg; brother, J. L. Jones of Salisbury, North Carolina.

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

October 7, 2000

Mr. Burson Tommy Clark
Mr. Burson Tommy Clark, 86, of Main Street, Whitesburg, Ga., died Friday, October 6, 2000 at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.

He was born May 25, 1914 in Carroll County to the late Henry Lewis Clark and Emma Byrd Clark. He retired from Banning Yarn Mills where he worked for 35 years. He was a member of the Ephesus Christian Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Richardson; five sisters, Fay Barnes, Ruby Barnes, Lucille Kelly, Hattie Smith and Lillian Hinesly; five brothers, W. L. Clark, Jeff Clark, Ray Clark, Homer and Comer Clark.

Surviving are his wife, Zona Lee Pierce Clark of Whitesburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Jimmy Cook of Moreland and Diane and David Berry of Carrollton; son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Linda Clark of Whitesburg; brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Anita Clark of Whitesburg; grandchildren, Leslie Richards, Veronica Richardson, Rodney Clark and Steve Berry; six great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at Ephesus Christian Church with Minister J. C. Cook and the Rev. Gordon Willingham officiating. Pallbearers will be Terry Richardson, Tommy Barnes, John Groce, Lee Turner, Terry Patterson and Richard Griffin. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Martin and Hightower West Center Street Chapel, Carrollton, Ga.

Mr. Millard Farmer Hubbard
Mr. Millard Farmer Hubbard, 88, of Cedar Hill Drive in Jackson, Mississippi, a former manager of the Jackson Lamp Works of General Electric, died Thursday, October 5, 2000 at St. Catherine's Village of heart failure.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Jackson.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Hubbard was a native of Newnan, Ga. He graduated from Georgia School of Technology in 1935 with a degree in electrical engineering, and in that same year was accepted by General Electric to go on test in Schnectady, New York. From there he worked as a quality engineer in GE plants in Pittsfield, Massachussetts; Newark, New Jersey; and also in GE operations at Seaboard Lamp, Trumbull Lamp and East Cleveland Lamp. From the lamp department in Cleveland, Ohio, he came to Jackson in 1939 as quality engineer to assist in the opening of General Electric's flourescent lamp plant. He was promoted to plant manager in 1948, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1976. During WWII, the Jackson Lamp Works was declared an essential defense industry, and Mr. Hubbard remained in his post as chief quality engineer when GE operated a seven day week, 24 hours a day, for several years.

He served in the First Presbyterian Church as both a deacon and elder, and for many years was superintendent of the Junior Department. He was a long-time member of the Jackson Rotary Club, the River Hills Tennis Club and the Mississippi Manufacturers' Association, serving as its president in 1965-1966. His board services included the American Red Cross, the United Givers Fund, the Jackson School Board and the Young Men's Christian Association.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Adams Hubbard of Jackson, MS; daughters, Jane Hubbard Anderson of Cary, N.C., and Sally Adams Hubbard Towns of Baton Rouge, LA; son, William Millard Hubbard of Jackson and Greenwood; three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the following: First Presbyterian Church, 1390 N. State, Jackson, MS 39202; or French Camp, 1 Fine Place, French Camp, MS 38745; or the Alzheimers Association, 5295 Galaxie Drive, Jackson, MS 39206.

Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, High Street, Jackson, MS.

Mr. Ernest Pass
Mr. Ernest Pass, 82, of Meadow Lane Dr., Atlanta, died October 2, 2000 at his residence.

A funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hines Memorial Chapel, 595 Westlake Ave., N.W., with the Rev. Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Gardens. Wake services were Friday from 7-8 p.m. at Hines Memorial Chapel.

Family and friends are asked to assemble at the chapel Saturday at 12:45 p.m.

Andrews Mortuary, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Merle Hall Walker
Mrs. Merle Hall Walker, 85, of Tifton, Ga., died October 5, 2000 at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale, Ga.

Mrs. Walker was born June 22, 1915 in Tift County, daughter of John Hall and Donie O'Quinn Hall. She had lived in Tift County most of her life, was a homemaker and member of Wayside Baptist Church. She was first marrked to Earl Robinson Rowland and later Julian B. Walker, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Claude W. Rowland and a granddaughter, Bonnie Cranford Terry.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7, from 2-4 p.m. and Saturday evening from 6-9 p.m. at Bowen Donaldson Home for Funerals.

A funeral will be in the chapel of Bowen Donaldson Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. The Rev. N. C. Spradley will officiate and burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Rowland, Eric Rowland, Sam Branch, Jeff Terry, Silas Spradley and Glenn McBrayer.

Surviving are sons, Fred Walker of Forest Park, Ga., and John Earl "Buddy" Rowland and Annie of College Park, Ga.; daughter, Elizabeth Cranford and Miles Gaines of Newnan, Ga.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann Dees of Tifton and Carl and Druscilla Andrus of Tifton; grandchildren, Brandi Jackson and Clarke Emsley, Lynn Nelson, Randy Rowland, Eric Rowland and Jeff Terry; great-grandchildren, Candace, Courtney, Patrick and Chelsea Nelson, Angel Jackson, Claude Dillion "Bo" Emery and Erin Terry.

Bowen Donaldson Home for Funerals, Tifton, Ga.

Mr. Willie James White
Mr. Willie James White, 60, of Neal Street, Newnan, died October 5, 2000 at his residence.

A funeral will be Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Heard Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dean, pastor, and the Rev. Neal officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The remains will be placed in state at 1:30 p.m.

Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Estella Florence (Morris Lee), Mrs. Dinis Scot (Benny), Mrs. Lillian White (Robert Morgan), Mrs. Bernice Allen (Jammy Allen), Mrs. Annie Kaye Derring, all of Newnan; brothers, Robert Lee White, Ottis White, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny White (Leland), Mr. and Mrs. Howard White (Miriam), Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe White; god-daughter, Annetta Hunter; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Andrews Mortuary, Newnan, Ga.

October 8, 2000

Ms. Melinda Nolan
Ms. Melinda "Lynn" Nolan of Newnan, Ga., died on October 6, 2000 at Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital.

The family may be contacted at the home of her sister, Mrs. Carolee Strobridge, 51 M.L.K. Jr. Drive.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Roe
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Humphrey Roe, 84, of Newnan, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City.

Mrs. Roe was born May 25, 1916, in Elyria, Ohio. She graduated from Elyria High School and Kent State University, and was a teacher in the Elyria School System for 25 years. She moved to Newnan in 1995. Mrs. Roe was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Roe.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at 11 a.m. at St. Georgia Catholic Church. Father Leo Herbert will officiate. Friends and relatives are invited to come and celebrate the life of Mrs. Roe. Burial will be Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, in Tampa, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA, 30291 in Mrs. Roe's name.

Surviving are her daughter, Judy Ann Minter of Peachtree City; son, Clifford A. Roe Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, and his wife Mary Jo; brother William Humphrey and his wife Rosemary of Clearwater, Florida; grandchildren Molly Murphy of Fayetteville, Katie Thomas of Peachtree City, Amy Copeland of Newnan, Mary Chailosky of Teaneck, New Jersey, Clifford Roe III of Cincinnati, Cathleen Eagen of Teaneck, Daniel Roe of Baltimore, Md., Mary Elizabeth Neidhart of Cincinnati;14 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dillie Stephens
Mrs. Dillie Stephens, 81, of Rome Ga., died October 6, 2000 at her daughter's home.

Mrs. Stephens was born October 23, 1918 in Clay County, Ala. She retired from WPP Langdale Mill where she worked for 35 years.

The family will receive friends today from 7 - 9 p.m. A funeral will be held in the chapel of Johnson-Brown Service Funeral Home in Valley, Al Monday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. Rev. Rusty Letson and Rev. Kenneth Griffith will officiate and burial will be at Langdale Cemetery.

Surviving are one daughter, Gaynelle Aycock of Rome, Ga.; Sons and daughters-in-law Tony and Kelly Stephens of Newnan, Ga., and Terrell and Patsy Stephens of Louisville, KY. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Johnson-Brown Service Funeral Home, Valley, Al.

Mrs. Merle Hall Walker
Mrs. Merle Hall Walker, 85, of Tifton, Ga., died on Thursday, October 5, 2000 at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale, Ga.

Mrs. Walker was born on June 22, 1915 in Tifton County, daughter of the late John Hall and Donie O'Quinn Hall. She had lived in Tift County most of her life, was a homemaker and member of Wayside Baptist Church. She was first married to Earl Robinson Rowland and later Julian B. Walker, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Claude W. Rowland and a granddaughter, Bonnie Cranford Terry.

A funeral will be held in the chapel of Bowen Donaldson Sunday October 8 at 2pm. The Rev. N.C. Spradley will officiate and burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Rowland, Eric Rowland, Sam Branch, Jeff Terry, Silas Spradley and Glenn McBrayer.

Surving are sons, Fred Walker of Forest Park, Ga., and John Earl "Buddy" Rowland and Annie of College Park, Ga.; daughter, Elizabeth Cranford and Miles Gaines of Newnan, Ga.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann Dees of Tifton and Carl and Druscilla Andrus of Tifton; grandchildren, Brandi Jackson and Clarke Emsley, Lyn Nelson, Randy Rowland, Eric Rowland and Jeff Terry; great-grandchildren, Candace, Courtney, Patrick and Chelsea Nelson, Angel Jackson, Claude Dillon "Bo" Emsley and Erin Terry.

Bowden Donaldson Home for Funerals, Tifton, Ga.

Mrs. Robin Clarke
Mrs. Robin Clarke, 37, of Sharpsburg, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000.

Mrs. Clarke was born June 11, 1963. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Phil and Sylvia Rey and Robert Whitney, Sr.

A funeral will be held today, Oct. 9, 2000, at 2:30 p.m. at Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home in Peachtree City. The Rev. John Weber will officiate, and burial will be at Westminster Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are her husband, Doug Clarke; son, Patrick Blair Clarke; parents, Mary Whitney of Peachtree City and John Whitney of Marietta; grandmother, Frances Moore of Marietta; and brother, Steven Michael Whitney of Statesboro

Carl J. Mowell and Son, Peachtree City.

Mr. Bill Hinesley
Mr. Bill Hinesley, 74, of Newnan, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000.

Mr. Hinesley was born July 27, 1926, in Newnan. He retired from the William Bonnell Company after 30 years, where he was die shop superintendent. He was a member of Coweta Masonic Lodge 60 F&AM, and was a veteran.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at 11 a.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Helms will officiate, and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Daniel, Andy Hinesley, Matt Hinesley, Lloyd Nunn, Weldon Strickland, and Bob Jones. The family will receive visitors today, Monday, Oct. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Surviving are his son, Byron Hinesley, and daughter-in-law Carol of Newnan; sister, O'Dell McCarty of Newnan; grandsons, Andrew and Matthew Hinesley; and sister-in-law Merle Hinesley of Jonesboro.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mr. Cleveland Johnson
Mr. Cleveland Johnson, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale.

Mr. Johnson was born March 3, 1919, in Coweta County to the late Wade and Maggie Crane Johnson. Mr. Johnson joined Elim Baptist Church at an early age.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at 1 p.m. Elim Baptist Church on Bud Davis Road. Presiding pastor will be the Rev. O.L. Wood; officiating will be the Rev. J.L. Hendricks, assisted by the Revs. Melvin Henry and J.W. Russell, Sr. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Johnson's grandsons will serve as pallbearers, and his granddaughters will serve as flower girls.

Surviving are his wife, Lena Clerk Johnson; sons, Arlander, Preston, Cleve Wade and Willie B. Johnson and his wife Grace, all of Palmetto; daughters, Maggie Bell Byrd of Detroit, Mich., and Anner M. Williams, Mozelle Johnson and Gladys and Decatur Parks, all of Newnan; 30 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home.

Mrs. Edna S. Ozmore
Mrs. Edna S. Ozmore, 76, of Watkinsville, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Ozmore was born in Carroll County to the late Benjamin and Emma Arnold Sewell. She was retired, and was a member of the World Wide Church of God in Athens. She had lived in Watkinsville for 31 years.

A memorial was held Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000 in Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel. The Rev. John McDuffie officiated. The remains were cremated.

Contributions in Mrs. Ozmore's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Surviving are her husband, William E. Ozmore, formerly of Coweta County; daughter, Pattie Wagner of Marietta; son, Scotty Ozmore of Watkinsville; sisters, Lena Timbs of Marietta and Ethel Shockley of Whitesburg; brother, Jimmy Sewell of Carrollton; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews.

Arthur Bowick's Oconee Chapel, Watkinsville, Ga.

Mrs. Frances P. Barber
Mrs. Frances Pearson Barber, 82, of Greenville, Ga., died Sunday, October 8, 2000 at West Georgia Medical Center.

A funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Bethel Baptist Church. The Reverends Powers Witcher, Clifford Hicks and Wayne Settle will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Barber was born January 3, 1918 in Meriwether County, daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Leavy Ledford Pearson. She lived in Meriwether County most of her life, was a homemaker, and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in the Rocky Mount Community.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmie R. and Barbara Barber of Greenville and Cecil R. and Peggy Pearson of Kennesaw; daughter, Sarah Cochran of Greenville; sisters, Myrtle Beckham of Grantville, Earlene Eppenger of Molena and Audrey Hicks of Manchester; brother, Perry M. Pearson of Woodbury; ten grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. James Louis Coursey Sr.
Mr. James Louis Coursey Sr., 77, of Butler and a former resident of Luthersville, Ga., died Sunday, October 8, 2000 at Upson Regional Hospital.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville, Ga. The Rev. R. C. Prescott will officiate and burial will be in the Luthersville Cemetery.

Mr. Coursey was born December 25, 1922 in Newnan, son of the late Pink and Cynthia Williams Coursey. He lived in Coweta and Meriwether Counties most of his life before making his home in Butler a year ago, and was a farmer.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Helen Coursey of Franklin, Faye Coursey of Luthersville, Joyce and Lamar Haynes of Woodbury and Linda and Randy Cash of Butler; sons and daughter-in-law, Louis and Barbara Coursey of Atlanta, Clarence Coursey of Fairburn and Donald Coursey of Butler; sisters, Maybelle Parker of Hampton, Estelle Belcher of Luthersville, and Louise Ottman of Macon; brother, Douglas Coursey of Atlanta; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. B. A. Hobby
Mr. Berrian Andrew "B. A." Hobby, 77, of Sharpsburg, died Sunday, October 8, 2000 at Newnan Hospital after an extended period of illness.

Mr. Hobby, a beloved husband, father and friend, was born in Gordy, Ga. January 6, 1923. He was the son of the late Joseph A. and Ruby (Callaway) Hobby. On Jan. 6, 1942 he married Virginia Bishop Hobby, and they were married 58 years.

B. A. Hobby became a resident of Coweta County in 1969. He was a member of the White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Senoia, where he served as a deacon for 27 years. Before retiring in 1985, he had worked 36 years as a supervisor for Southern Bell.

Mr. Hobby was a World War II veteran who served in Italy, Germany and France with the Army Air Forces' 64th fighter wing. He was decorated with a purple heart for an injury he received while in France. He was one of six men who founded the Coweta County Volunteer Fire Department and had served 17 years on the Fire Commission, for the life of the board.

He is survivied by his wife, Virginia Bishop Hobby, Sharpsburg; sons and their families, Barrie A. Hobby, Mr. and Mrs. Judge C. Hobby, Mr. and Mrs. Joedy A. Hobby, Mr. and Mrs. Julian S. Hobby, Mr. and Mrs. Marlin G. Hobby, and Mitchell Hobby, all of whom reside in Coweta County; 15 grandchildren, Hayden, Berry, Destiny, Christian, Cameron, Andy, Randy, Joey, Barry, Jenny, Shane, Mitchell, Brandon, Adrienne and Mitchell Kelly Hobby; sister, Mrs. Wanda Walters of New Jersey; mother-in-law, Mrs. Lois Bishop of Atlanta.

The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

A funeral will be held in the McKoon chapel Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. with the Rev. L. O. Thompson officiating. Burial will be in White Oak Baptist Cemetery on Gordon Road.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Bass, Roger Canada, Dennis Hammond, Mat Ransone, Andy Scott, Alan Smith and Brian Thompson.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

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