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Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Coweta County - 115

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Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2011, at 10:26 a.m.

Mrs. Evangelina DeAnda Garcia
Funeral services for Mrs. Evangelina DeAnda Garcia, 78, of South Houston, Texas, were conducted Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at the graveside in Centralhatchee Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Doug Bingham officiating.

Pallbearers were Scott Shomaker, Jason Kee, Mickey Garcia, Chris Kee, Faustino Kee and Jimmy Kee.

Mrs. Garcia was born March 30, 1923 in Monterey, Mexico to the late Bastasio DeAnda and Esther de la Garza DeAnda. She was a devoted wife ahd mother and was loved by all she knew for her great generosity and dedication to loving others. She was known far and wide for her beautiful seamstress work. Mrs. Garcia was a Catholic by faith. She died April 8, 2001 at the Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, Texas.

Surviving are her husband, Hilario E. Garcia of South Houston, Texas; daughter, Maria Kee of Douglasville, Ga.; son. F. H. Garcia of Austell, Ga.; five grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home of Houston, Texas and Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home of Franklin, Ga. in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Tommie Sumlin
Mr. Tommie Sumlin of Taylor Circle, Palmetto, Ga. died Monday, April 9, 2001 at Vencor Hospital Atlanta.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

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

National Cremation Society, Lilburn, Ga.

Mrs. Addie Andrews Dodds Edge
Mrs. Addie Andrews Dodds Edge, 78, died April 5, 2001.

She was born April 22, 1922 to the late Mrs. Willie Clyde Evans Andrews and the late Mr. Bennie Andrews. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church of Yatesville, Ga. She later moved her membership to St. John Baptist Church of Newnan. She was a "Mother" on the Mother's Board until her health failed. Her first husband, William A. Dodds Sr., preceded her in death as did sisters, Mrs. Susie Mae Dossie and Mrs. Luella "Kid" (Tim) Woodard, and a grandchild, Christopher Dodds.

A funeral will be Tuesday, April 10 at 1 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, Shenandoah, with the Rev. W. J. Clark, eulogist, assisted by evangelist Susie Hudson, Rev. Carzell Reid, Rev. Lowinston Jackson and other ministers. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery. Grandchildren and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Surviving are her husband, Brown Edge; sons, William (Shirley) Dodds Jr. and James (Cheryl) Dodds; sisters and brothers, Mr. Jack (Nettie) Andrews, Yatesville, Ga., Mrs. Earline Bentley, Detroit, Michigan and Mr. Allen Andrews, Atlanta; aunt, Mrs. Mattie Mays of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Carolyn Dunlap, Darlene Dunlap, Berdennia (Hershell) Hill, Dawn Dodds, Jennifer Dodds, Ryan Dodds and Britt Dodds; great-grandchildren, Tony Moss, Crissie Dunlap, Brooke Hill, Jonathan Partridge, Christopher J. Dodds and Megan Stegall; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Samuel K. Campbell
Mr. Samuel K. Campbell, of Pine Grove Circle, Newnan, Ga., died Thursday, April 5, 2001 at Newnan Hospital.

A funeral will be Tuesday, April 10 at 1 p.m. at Abundant Life Church, 6440 Rockspring Road, Lithonia, Ga., with the Pastor Woodrow Walker II officiating. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga. Pallbearers will be Henry Foster, Lee Roberts, Tony Orr, David Fluellen, Wayne Fluellen, Ronnie Fluellen. Flower ladies will be Ann Foster, Eunice Rhyan and Annette Roberts.

The remains will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour and will not be viewed following the eulogy.

Mr. Campbell was a former employee of Georgia Power Company.

Surviving are his wife, Audrey Campbell; step-son, Tharone Ward; sister, Mr. and Mrs. Al Hudson (Cathy); six sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law; aunts, uncles, cousins; a host of nieces and nephews.

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

Mr. Lee Chance
Mr. Lee Chance, 80, of Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at his residence.

Mr. Chance was born October 21, 1920 in Cobb County, Ga. He was president and general manager of Trailer Rental in Atlanta. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Chance on Dec. 31, 1995; son, William A. Hixson; and brother, Charles Chance.

The family received friends Thursday, April 5 from 5-8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan.

A funeral was Friday, April 6 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Newnan. The Rev. Darwin Caldwell officiated. Burial was in Crest Lawn cemetery, 2000 Marietta Blvd., N.W., Atlanta, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 626, Newnan, Ga. 30264.

Surviving are daughters, Debbie C. Cochran, Newnan, Marcia C. Cook, Newnan, Barbara (Bobbie) H. Murphy of East Point, Ga., and Mary H. Roberts of Newnan; sisters, Emmagene Scott of Cumming, Ga. and Sarah Chance of Norcross, Ga.; brother, Joe Chance, Mableton, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Ralph Keith
Mr. Ralph Keith, 94, of Northside Drive, Clearwater, Florida, died Saturday, April 7, 2001 at his residence.

Mr. Keith was born March 5, 1907 in Luthersville, Ga. He lived in Newnan before moving to Atlanta, Ga. with his wife Margaret Holmes Keith. He retired as an accountant for Knight Ice Company after 40 years of service.

A funeral will be held at graveside in Oak Hill Cemtery Wednesday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Dr. Gary Parrish will officiate.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Margaret H. Keith of Clearwater, Florida; daughters, Jane Decker and Susan Glover; son, Fred Keith; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Sadie Caldwell Rogers
Mrs. Sadie Caldwell Rogers, 87, of Newnan, died at Franklin Nursing Home April 8, 2001.

Mrs. Rogers was born to the Rev. Herman Caldwell and Mrs. Joycie Bledsoe Caldwell August 4, 1913. She was a homemaker and was dedicated to raising her family. She was a lifelong member of Macedonia Baptist Church and for the last several years attended Miracle Tabernacle of Newnan.

Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her husband of more than 40 years, Hulett Rogers .

Surviving are a son, Rev. Jimmy Rogers of Newnan; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10.

A funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Clay officiating.

Mrs. Rogers' body will be placed in state at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Douglas Rogers, David Rogers, James Queen, Boddy Caldwell, William Caldwell and Tim Caldwell.

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Raymond Shaw
Mr. Raymond Shaw of Sharpsburg died April 2, 2001.

Mr. Shaw was retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Shaw of Sharpsburg; mother, Mrs. Ruth Shaw of Sharpsburg.

A funeral was Wednesday, April 4 at Rock Springs Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with the remains placed in state at 2 p.m. The Rev. David Ramey and the Rev. James Edward Harper Jr. officated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga.

Mr. Gordon Sims
Mr. Gordon Sims, 96, of Hogansville, Ga., died Sunday, April 8, 2001 at Georgia Baptist Meriwether Hospital in Warm Springs, Ga.

A funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Elder Phillip Dukes will officiate and burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.

Pallbearers will be Irvin O'Neal, Billy Hamilton, Johnny Hamilton, Terry Keith, Gordon Whitten and Chuck Whitten.

Mr. Sims was born April 1, 1905 in Meriwether County, son of the late John Preston Sims and the late Lizzie Woodruff Sims. He was a lifelong resident of Hogansville, was a member of Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, and was retired from Uniroyal Inc. after 45 years of service.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lois Whitten and Mrs. Virginia Marchman, both of Hogansville, and Mrs. Dorothy Fuller of LaGrange; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Mr. James Ray Thompson
Mr. James Ray Thompson, 70, of Luthersville Road, Luthersville, died Monday, April 9, 2001 at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale.

Mr. Thompson was born Dec. 10, 1930 in Alvaton, son of the late John and Ludie Wilson Thompson. He was a heavy equipment operator for the public works departments in Fayette County and Meriwether County before his retirement.

Mr. Thompson was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Army. He lived most of his life in the Senoia and Luthersville communities.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Alvaton with Rev. Winston Skinner officating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery at a later date.

Surviving are daughters, Brenda Savage of Monticello, Fla., Anita Bishop of Zebulon, Terri Gladney Wright of Luthersville; sisters, Mary Cook of Haralson, Lucy Castle of Senoia; brothers, Lewis Thompson of Atlanta, Carl Thompson of Haralson; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews including Charlotte Couvillion of Haralson; and friend, Don Teal of Luthersville.

The family will be receiving friends at the home of Sylvia Thompson, 2530 Luthersville Rd., Luthersville.

Mr. Alexander Eugene Lakatos, Sr.
Mr. Alexander Eugene Lakatos, Sr., 57, of Newnan, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Lakatos was born May 27, 1943, in Carteret, NJ, to the late Arthur and Lena Secondi Lakatos. Mr. Lakatos was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Mission and the Knights of Columbus.

A Snap-On Tools dealer since 1984, Mr. Lakatos won numerous sales awards during his career. He enjoyed "show cars," NASCAR, the Atlanta Braves, and Panama City Beach, Fla. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Dylan Edwards.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at 11 a.m. at St. George's Catholic Church. Father Joseph Morris will officiate, and burial will be in Cheatham Hill Memorial Park in Marietta. Serving as pallbearers will be Alexander Lakatos, Jr., Brian Chizmadia, Ron Hilbert, Frank Edwards, Joshua Chizmadia, and Anthony Russo.

The family will receive visitors this evening, Monday, April 9, 2001, from 6 to 9 at Jones Funeral Home.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Joan Marie Lakatos; son, Alexander Eugene Lakatos, Jr.; daughters Donna Beth Chizmadia, Lori Ann Edwards, and Veronica Hilbert; sisters Barbara Lakatos, Carol Lakatos, and Diane Augustine; and 10 grandchildren.

Jones Funeral Home.

Mr. Frank Ralph Roberto
Mr. Frank Ralph Roberto, 78, of Franklin, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Piedmont Hospital.

Mr. Roberto was born May 11, 1922 in Nanticoke, Penn., to the late Ralph and Johanna Roberto. He was an engineering graduate of Newark College in New Jersey, and worked as a power plant engineer, retiring from Pullman Power in 1987.

During World War II, Mr. Roberto served in the Army Air Force as a bombardier aboard a B-29 Bomber. After his retirement, he moved to Franklin to be near his family, where he continued to enjoy ballroom dancing and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Franklin.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Laura Gwen Roberto; sons Douglas Adams and his wife Diana of Newnan and Greg Adams of Franklin; and 10 grandchildren.

The family plans to hold a memorial service at a later date.

Jones Funeral Home.

Mr. William Jerry Walker
Mr. William Jerry Walker, 57, of Palmetto, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Walker was born Feb. 11, 1944, in Haralson County. He worked as a stockman for Ford Motor Company, and was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Rico and College Park Masonic Lodge 454 F&AM.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. The Rev. Mike White and Minister Billy Rowe will officiate, and burial will be in Forest Lawn in College Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Jimmy Allen, Dan Hendrix, Eddie Hill, Herb Messer, Kenneth Turner, and Scott Williams.

The family will receive visitors Monday evening, April 9, 2001, from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Walker; daughters Becky Oliver and her husband Steve of Jonesboro, and Tammy Walker of Palmetto; son Greg Walker and his wife Hope of Newnan; sisters Carolyn Hooper of Cedartown and JoAnn Warren of Felton; and five grandchildren.

Martin and Hightower, Hillcrest Chapel.

Mrs. Mary Frances Wilson
Mrs. Mary Frances Wilson, 78, of Senoia, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Wilson was born July 17, 1922, in Coweta County. She was a member Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a housewife.

A funeral will be held Monday, April 9, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Dennis Fowler will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be John Adcock, Johnny Chappell, Timmy Daniel, James Thompson, John Wilson, and Lance Wilson.

Surviving are her children, Lynn Moss of Alvaton, Grace Wilson of Haralson, and Pete Wilson of Haralson; brothers Hartwell Chappell and John Chappell and sisters Lillian Chappell and Sadie Storey, all of Senoia, and three grandchildren.

Martin and Hightower, Hillcrest Chapel.

Almere Elma Jackson
Almere Elma Jackson, 63,of 117 Shiloh Dr. in Peachtree City, died Friday, April 6, 2001 at Portsbridge Hospice.

Ms. Jackson was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Visitation was Saturday at Hillcrest Chapel.

The service will be Sunday, April 8, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest, with Rev. Carl Calhoun and Rev. Brian Calhoun officiating.

Burial will be at Westminster Gardens in Peachtree City.

Pallbearers are Michael Beckom, Joshua Beckom, Jodie Beckom, Carlton Hannah, Sammy Beckom and Lee Dixon.

Survivors include; father, Harvey Lee Arrington; two sons, Anthony Beckom and Billy Beckom; a brother, Edward Arrington; three sister, Dorothy Overby, Sara Padgett and Josephine Stringer; four grandchildren, Ashley Beckom, Joshua Beckom, Michael Beckom and Tyna Favor; and three great-grandchildren, Krystin Favor and Kaylee Drew O'Neal.

Martin & Hightower Hillcrest Chapel.

Mr. Alexander Eugene Lakatos Sr.
Mr. Alexander Eugene Lakatos Sr., 59, of Newnan died at his home Friday, April 6, 2001.

Mr. Lakatos was born to Arthur Lakatos and Lena Secondi Lakatos on May 27, 1943. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Mission and was a member of Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Lakatos was preceded in death by his grandson, Dylan Edwards.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joan Marie Lakatos; a son, Alexander Eugene Lakatos Jr.; three daughters, Donna Beth Chizmadia, Lori Anne Edwards and Veronica Hilber; three sisters, Barbara Lakatos, Carol Lakatos and Diane Augustine; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at St. George's Catholic Church with Father Joseph Morris officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Alexander Lakatos Jr., Brian Chizmadia, Ron Hilbert, Frank Hilbert, Joshua Chizmadia and Anthony Russo.

Jones Funeral lHome.

Mr. Lee Chance
Mr. Lee Chance, 80, of Newnan, Ga., died Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at his residence.

Mr. Chance was born October 21, 1920 in Cobb County, Ga. He was president and general manager of Rental Trailer. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Chance on Dec. 31, 1995; son, William A. Hixson; and brother, Charles Chance.

The family was receiving friends Thursday, April 5 from 5-8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan.

A funeral will be Friday, April 6 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Newnan. The Rev. Darwin Caldwell will officiate. Burial will be in Crest Lawn cemetery, 2000 Marietta Blvd., N.W., Atlanta, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 626, Newnan, Ga. 30264.

Surviving are daughters, Debbie C. Cochran, Newnan, Marcia C. Cook, Newnan, Barbara (Bobbie) H. Murphy of East Point, Ga., and Mary H. Roberts of Newnan; sisters, Emmagene Chance of Cumming, Ga. and Sarah Chance of Norcross, Ga.; brother, Joe Chance, Mableton, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Parker Hugh Cleveland Sr.
Mr. Parker Hugh Cleveland Sr., 81, of Senoia, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at his residence.

Mr. Cleveland was born September 7, 1919 in Coweta County. He was retired vice president of Southern Mills. A veteran, he served in the United States Army in World War II in the Pacific and in Europe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Cleveland; brother, J. W. Cleveland of Miami, Fla.; and sister, Elizabeth Cobb of Opelika, Ala.

The family will receive friends at his home, 356 Johnson Street, Senoia, on Friday, April 6 from 5-7 p.m.

A funeral will be held Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Senoia United Methodist Church. The Rev. Carol Cook and the Rev. Sidney Tate will officiate. Burial will be in Senoia City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be George Amey, Don Cleveland, Harry Cobb, Sonny Duke, Randy Griffin, Drew Nations and Steve Trammell.

Surviving are daughters, Jean Cleveland of Winder, Ga., Mary Frances Cleveland Jr. of Doraville, Ga., and Dianne Cleveland Ph.D., Senoia, Ga.; son, Parker Hugh Cleveland Jr., Peachtree City, Ga.; brother, Harry Cleveland, Dadevelle, Ala.; sisters, Jane Gray of Statesboro, Ga., Nerine Grubaugh, Miami, Fla., and Joyce Smith, Senoia, Ga.; grandchildren, Noelle Cleveland, Peachtree City, Ga., Parker Hugh Cleveland III, Peachtree City, and Isabel Godfrey, Winder, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Senoia Memorial Street Lamp Project, P. O. Box 310, Senoia, Ga. 30276.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Homer Lee Johnson Sr.
Mr. Homer Lee Johnson Sr. of Sargent, Ga. died April 1, 2001 at his residence.

Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 24, 1930 to Anna Gauge Johnson and Sam Johnson (deceased) of Reform, Ala. He was the father of three sons and one daughter. A son, Willie Johnson Sr., preceded him in death.

A funeral will be April 5, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Sargent. The Rev. Willie Geter will officiate, assisted by other ministers.

Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Newnan. Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Ann Johnson; sons, Homer Lee Johnson Jr. and James Johnson; daughter Nadine Cook and family; grandson, Willie Lee Johnson Jr.; granddaughter, Colandra (Shell) Johnson; daughter-in-law, Carrie Ann Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

The Rev. Dr. Basil B. Jones
The Rev. Dr. Basil B. Jones, Douglasville, Ga., died at Wwllstar Douglas Hospital March 29, 2001 after a short illness.

Dr. Jones was born in Kingston, Jamaica September 17, 1937 to the late Herbert A. and Muriel J. Jones. He lived in Douglasville with his wife, Rev. (Dr.) Betty R. Jones and two of his grandsons, Ryan and Gerald. Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, A. Tennyson Palmer and three children, Charles, Valerie and William.

Dr. Jones was Christ-centered and devoted much of himself to feeding and clothing those in need. He was committed to the "least of us." He was a member and part of the ministerial staff at J. S. Hammond Missionary Baptist Church in Palmetto, Ga. It was there he and his wife founded the "Missionaries of Mercy," an outreach ministry of the church. He was ordained a Baptist minister at the Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Stamford, Connecticut. Prior to that he was ordained as an elder in the Church of God in Christ Jesus in that city.

He was educated in Kingston, Jamaica, and City College of New York. He received the Doctorate of Humane Letters from Logos Graduate School. His accomplishments were numerous. Driven by the desire to succeed, Dr. Jones became the first black man to own and operate a shipping company (Diamond Shipping) in the United States. He and his wife also owned and operated a travel agency, and a wholesale fuel distribution company. He was also a general partner in New Stamford Enterprises. Dr. Jones would not like to be remembered by these accomplishments, but as one who loved and served the Lord with diligence.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m. at J. S. Hammond Missionary Baptist Church, 211 Beckman St., Palmetto, Ga. Rev. Willie R. Starks, pastor, officiating. His remains will be forwarded to Kingston, Jamaica for a funeral service April 12.

Surviving in addition to his mother, wife and two grandsons are four children, Michael T. A. Jones of Daytona Beach, Florida, Jacqueline B. Jameison (Mario) and Carolyn J. Stephenson (Andrew) of Stamford, Connecticut and A. Herbert Jones (Michele) of Brooklyn, New York; grandchildren, Krystle, Jason, Mikeal, David, Tishelle, Andrea, Nia, Atya, Anthony, Robert, and John; sister, Joyce (Stephen) Chalner, Pembroke Pines, Florida; special niece, Shron Dawson, Kingston, Jamaica; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of friends from around the globe.

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Miss Mary Christine Rigsby
Miss Mary Christine Rigsby, 84, of Garden Terrace Nursing Home, Douglas County, Ga., and formerly of Carrollton, Ga., died Wednesday, April 4, 2001.

Mrs. Rigsby was a native of Carroll County and born September 4, 1916, daughter of the late William Loyd Rigsby and Viola Abigail Wilson Rigsby. She was a member of the Cross Plains Baptist Church.

Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Mildred Boatright, Carrollton, Mrs. Melba Phillips, Reedsport, Oregon; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ruby Rigsby, Newnan, Mrs. Christine Rigsby, Sargent; several nieces and nephews. The family was receiving friends Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.

A funeral was Thursday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the Cross Plains Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Rice officiating. Pallbearers: Jimmy Horsley, Nathan Horsley, Tim Patterson, Tim Rigsby, Ken Rigsby and Greg Strickland. Burial was in Cross Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

Almon Funeral Home, Carrollton, Ga.

Mrs. Nona Johnson
Mrs. Nona Johnson, 72, of Wallace Gray Circle, Newnan, Ga., died Sunday, April 1, 2001 at Newnan Hospital.

Mrs. Johnson was born October 28, 1928 to Carl Elder and Loudia Eravin Elder. She was a lady who had a take charge personality, one who never backed down to any challenges, and every challenge was met with conviction. She gave her life to God at a very early age to prepare for the important role God had assigned to her. She married Havis Johnson November 11, 1957. As first lady of Westside Church of Christ she worked faithfully and diligently serving the Lord. One daughter preceded her in death, Leona Brinson.

A funeral will be Thursday, April 5 at noon at Sims Avenue Church of Christ, Atlanta, Ga., with Brother William Goolsby officiating, assisted by Brother Clifford Robert, Bro. Arthur Scott and Bro. Todd Rhoden. Burial in the Lincoln Cemetery in Atlanta. Pallbearers: Marvin Simpson, Ernest White, Ulyesses Fletcher, Davis White, Karon Mayo and Phil Dixon. Flower Ladies: Jeanette Teagle, Elnora Burroughs, Onevious White, Jessica Johnson, Ann Mayo and Caroline Rhoden.

Surviving are her husband, Minister Havis Johnson; daughter, Louise Hawkins; two brothers, William T. Elder and Eugene Elder; sister, Gladys Elder; three grandchildren, Clinton Hawkins, Antoinette Simpson and Zimbalist Brinson; ten great-grandchildren, Tomario Hawkins, Tedrick Beard, Marvin Simpson Jr., Tamisha Johnson, Denois Simpson, Xavier Johnson, Canei Simpson, Emonia Simpson, Matthew Simpson and Davonte Upshaw; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Daniel C. Langford
Mr. Daniel C. Langford, 62, of Brooks, Ga., formerly of Stone Mountain, died Tuesday morning, April 3, 2001 at Atlanta Medical Center.

Daniel Crawford Langford was born in Brooks, Ga. February 14, 1939, son of longtime mayor Hubert R. Langford (1901-1987) and Kathryn Crawford Langford (1905-1995). His early education was at Brooks District School, where his mother served as principal and as his 7th and 8th grade teacher. Later he attended Fayette County High School, where he met Jane Schell, his future wife. Dan and Jane graduated from FCHS in 1957, courted throughout college, and were married at Fayetteville Methodist Church Dec. 27, 1961, shortly after Dan's graduation from the University of Georgia.

Surviving are his widow, Jane Schell Langford; children, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. (Lesley) Langford Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. (Amy) Daughtry, all of Brooks, and Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan P. (Karina) Langford of Senoia; four grandchildren, Daniel "Niel" C. Langford III, M. Porter Daughtry, J. Hampton Langford, and Madeline "Mattie" Brooks Daughtry, all of Brooks.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 6 at the First United Methodist Church of Fayetteville. The Rev. Thomas F. van Laningham and Rev. George E. Wascovich will officiate. Burial will be in Brooks Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, 5-8 p.m. at the Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made either to the University of Georgia Foundation -- Accounting Excellence, c/o the J. M. Tull School of Accounting, 255 Brooks Hall, Athens, Ga. 30602, or the Campbell-Stone Christian Centers, 2911 Pharr Court S., Atlanta, Ga. 30305.

Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Ga.

Infant Madison Adia McKie
Infant Madison Adia McKie, daughter of Kevin Tyrone and Janet Barnett McKie of Riverdale, Ga., was born March 28, 2001 and died April 1, 2001 at Henry Medical Center.

She is also survivied by her brothers, Tyron Billingsly and McKenzy McKie; maternal grandparents, Albert and Louise Barnett of Atlanta; paternal grandparents, Freddie and Sollene McKie of Rockhill, South Carolina; great-grandparents, Lillie and Brannice Allen of Newnan.

The remains were cremated and no services are scheduled.

Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors Inc., McDonough/Stockbridge, Ga.

Mrs. Christine Brown
Mrs. Christine Brown, 67, of Bay Pointe Drive, Elberta, Alabama, died Sunday, April 1, 2001 at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Mrs. Brown was born June 16, 1933 in Cleburne. She was a homemaker.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 3, from 5-9 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan.

A funeral will be Wednesday, April 4 at McKoon Funeral Home chapel at 11 a.m. The Rev. Melvin Payne will officiate. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Toby Bagwell, Charles A. Brown Jr., Christopher Brown, Bob Holt, Timmy Holt, David Strickland, Hal Tinsley.

Surviving are her husband, Charles A. Brown, Elbert, Ala.; son, Christopher Brown, Summerdale, Ala.; daughters, Wanda Hold Palm Coast, Fla., Pam Strickland, Newnan, Ga., and Melanie Tinsley, Wichita Falls, Texas; grandchildren, Rebecca Bishop of Augusta, Ga., Christopher Brown Jr. of Summerdale, Ala., Lauren Brown of Summerdale, Jeremy Strickland of Newnan and Alex Wallace of Nashville, Tenn.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Thomas P. Helvig
Mr. Thomas P. Helvig, 62, of Peachtree City, Ga., died March 31, 2001.

Mr. Helvig was born August 12, 1939. He was a member of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. A daughter, Kristin Helvig, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Wednesday, April 4 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Webster and Rev. Miriam Beecher officiating.

Surviving are his wife, Judith A. Helvig of Peachtree City, Ga.; daughter, Karen (John) Krause of Newnan; son, William A. (Ashley) Helvig, Peachtree City; grandchildren, Andrew Helvig and Abigail Helvig; mother, Anna Helvig of Selinsgrove, PA; sister, Christina Hoffman, Lancaster, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 101 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City, Ga.

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

Mrs. Nona Johnson
Mrs. Nona Johnson, 72, of Wallace Gray Circle, Newnan, wife of Brother Havis Johnson, died Sunday, April 1, 2001 at Newnan Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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

Mr. Tom Watson Levens
Funeral services for Mr. Tom Watson Levens, 83, of Franklin, Ga., were held Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the New Springs Methodist Church with the Reverends Larry McDaniel, Jimmy Henry and Radford Evans officiating. Pallbearers were James Fuller, Terry Fuller, Allen Hogan, Watson Adams, Wayne Sanders, Dock Smith, Frank Crook and Wendell Craven. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Levens was born August 6, 1917 in Heard County, Ga. to the late Robert N. Levens and Rebecca S. Noles Levens. He was retired from the Heard County Board of Education where he served the children of Heard County. For many years he had his own plumbing business.

He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II where he was a gunner. He was a faithful member of the New Springs Methodist Church and had served for more than 30 years as one of its deacons. Mr. Levens was a much loved husband and father.

A son, Timmy G. Levens, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Mozell Wright Levens; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas W. Levens, Theron E. Levens and Helen Wilson Levens, Tilman L. Levens and Vicki Mathews Levens; grandchildren, Keith Levens, Chris Levens and Barry Levens; six great-grandchildren, all of Heard County.

Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.

Mr. Ralph Thurman Maxwell
Mr. Ralph Thurman Maxwell, 70, of Troopville, Ga., formerly of LaGrange, Ga., died Monday, April 2, 2001 at the Well Star Cobb Hospital in Austell, Ga.

Mr. Maxwell was born July 8, 1930 in Carroll Counnty, Ga. to the late Sid Malone Maxwell and Jonnie Pearl Reaves Maxwell. From 1963 to 1980 he served the children of Troup County as the principal of the Unity Elementary School on Park Avenue, LaGrange, Ga. He served his country in the United States Naval Reserves until retirement. Mr. Maxwell was a faithful member of the Caney Head United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge of Tyus, Ga. where he served several terms as the Worshipful Master, the Atlanta Scottish Rite, the York Rite, and Shrine Masonic organizations. After retirement he remained active in both the Carroll-Heard Retired Teachers Association and the Troup Retired Teachers Association. He was also active in the Heard County Cattleman's Association, the Troup Travelers, and past president of the Heard County Farm Bureau.

A funeral will be Wednesday, April 4 at 2 p.m. from the Caney Head United Methodist Church with the Reverends Hershal Phillips and Adam Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Crews Family cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Maxwell will lie in state at the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Caney Head United Methodist Church in Heard County.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Huckeba Maxwell of Roopville, Ga.; daughter, Pamela Traylor of Roopville, Ga.; sons, Michael Maxwell of Fayetteville, Ga. and Mark Maxwell of Roopville, Ga.; brother, S. W. Maxwell of Norcross, Ga.; sister, Tricia Annn Ward, Bowdon, Ga.; four grandchildren.

Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.

Mrs. Emily Shell Parrott
Mrs. Emily Shell Parrott, 79, of Senoia, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Newnan Hospital.

Mrs. Parrott was born Oct. 7, 1921 in Turin, the daughter of the late Richard Frederick Shell and Love Wood Shell. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Tallu Shell Kee.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Turin United Methodist Church. The Revs. Griff Jones and Larry Patton will officiate, and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family was receiving visitors Monday evening, April 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Charles Adamson, Billy Banks, Fred Christopher, John Christopher, George Harris, Bob Heaberlin, Mike Rickles and Alan Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Turin United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Ferrell Parrott of Senoia; children Alice Parrott Miller and her husband Robin of Newnan, Richard Ferrell Parrott and his wife Bernice of Lilburn, and David Lloyd Parrott and his wife Carol of Newnan; grandchildren Laura Parrott Hightower, Robert Ferrell Miller, Catherine Baker Parrott, Emily Frances Parrott, Nicole Ferrell Parrott, Rachel Miller Rice, Rebecca Parrott Sanders, and Donna Parrott Sapp.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Clence Russell Patterson
Funeral services for Mr. Clence Russell Patterson, 65, of Franklin, Ga., were conducted Friday, March 30, 2001 at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home with Major Kenneth Bush (chaplain Salvation Army reteired) officiating. Carol Denney, former daughter-in-law of Mr. Patterson, read a poem written by her daughter Malisa Patterson, and then followed with her own tribute.

Pallbearers were Rusty Patterson, Jerry Patterson, Randy Patterson, David Patterson, Jason Patterson, Keith Patterson, Jackie Brown. Burial was in the Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery.

Mr. Patterson was born April 11, 1935 in Marshall County, Ala. to the late Arbie Patterson and Birdie Wilkerson Patterson. For many years he owned Patterson PulpWood Company, and after retirement spent many years in service to the Salvation Army, where he was able to contribute to many lives. He was well known in that organization for his generosity to all mankind.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Mayo Ptterson; daughter, Dedria Brown; sons, Rusty Patterson, Jerry Patterson, David Patterson, all of Franklin, and Randy Patterson of San Diego, California; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Barbie Brown.

Tom Stutts and son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.

Mr. Newell Mozell Taylor Sr.
Mr. Newell Mozell Taylor Sr., 88, born August 15, 1912 in Glenloch, Ga., died March 31, 2001 in Garland, Texas.

He was a member of the Christian faith, a member of the Masonic Lodge and he was a Shriner. Mr. Taylor worked as a Revenue Officer during Prohibition.

Surviving are his sons, Newell Mozell Taylor Jr. and Robert Jewell Taylor; daughters, Scarlett Yvonne Taylor and Kelly Hobart Taylor; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Mordelle Bruce Taylor, five brothers and three sisters.

A funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3 in the chapel of Williams Funeral Directors, Garland Texas. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5 in Glenloch City Cemetery, Glenloch, Ga. George Baker will officiate.

Williams Funeral Directors, Garland Texas.

Mrs. Mary Elma Bell
Mrs. Mary Elma Ball, 81, of Newnan, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Newnan Hospital.

Mrs. Bell was born Jan. 13, 1920, to the late Claude A. Stogner and Rachel Elizabeth Ikard Stogner in Huntsville, Ala. Mrs. Bell graduated from Huntsville High School in 1938 and married Stanley Matthew Bell on Nov. 29, 1940. Following her husband's death in 1996, Mrs. Bell moved to Newnan, where she joined First United Methodist Church.

A grave-side service will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewater, Fla.

Surviving are her daughter, Betty Bell Dunaway of Newnan; her sister Lynda Stogner Dugan of Sommerville, Ala.; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Jones Funeral Home.

Mr. Willie T. Bolton
Mr. Willie Thomas Bolton, 100, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001.

Mr. Bolton was born Nov. 25, 1900, in Coweta County, to the late Tom and Fanny Bolton. He joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church at an early age, and was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Williams Bolton.

A funeral will be held today, Monday, April 2, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Newnan. The Rev. Crofford Smith will officiate, assisted by Evangelist Brenda Clark and other ministers. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers, and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Pearline Bolton, Robert and Earnestine Bolton, Bennie and Joyce Bolton, and Moses Bolton; daughters Margaret Moreland, Essie Bolton and Eula C. Meadows; daughter-in-law Penny Bolton; sister Hattie Mae Hall; brother, Glover Bolton; sisters-in-law Dorothy Williams, Velma Godfrey, Marie Williams and Mattie Williams; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Emily Shell Parrott
Mrs. Emily Shell Parrott, 79, of Senoia, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Newnan Hospital.

Mrs. Parrott was born Oct. 7, 1921 in Turin. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Tallu Shell Kee.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Turin United Methodist Church. The Revs. Griff Jones and Larry Patton will officiate, and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive visitors this evening, April 2, 2001, from 6 to 8 at McKoon Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Charles Adamson, Billy Banks, Fred Christopher, John Christopher, George Harris, Bob Heaberlin, and Mike Rickles.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Turin United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Ferrell Parrot of Senoia; children Alice Miller and her husband Robin of Newnan, Richard Ferrell Parrot and his wife Bernice of Lilburn, and David Parrott and his wife Carol of Newnan; grandchildren Laura Parrott Hightower, Robert Ferrell Miller, Catherine Parrott, Emily Parrott, Nicole Parrott, Rachel Miller Rice, Rebecca Parrott Sanders, and Donna Parrott Sapp.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nellie Ransby Poythress
Mrs. Nellie Ransby Poythress, 94, of Newnan, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Poythress was born Oct. 1, 1906, in Heard County to the late William and Beulah Ransby. She joined the Bethel Heard Baptist Church at a very early age, and served on the Usher and Mother boards for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Poythress, Sr., and her first and third-born sons, Arthur Poythress and George Poythress Jr.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Heard Baptist Church in Newnan. The Rev. Clinton Melson will officiate, assisted by the Revs. Lee Poythress, Tony Poythress,and R.W. Sutton and Pastor Charles Smith. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, and her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Surviving are her children, Beulah Lewis of Newark, NJ; Minnie Ball and her husband Donald and Bertha Hunter of Newnan; William and Bernice Poythress, Andrew and Eloise Poythress, Joseph and Helen Poythress, and Sherman Poythress, all of Newnan; Wilbert and Robert Poythress of Newark; sisters Winnie White of Ohio, Helen Potts of Newnan, and Emma Gene Eason of East Point; sisters-in-law Parrie Lee Poythress, Mollie Bonner, and Rosa Pearl Powell (Ervin), all of Newnan; 35 grandchildren; 60 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; brother-in-law Brenson Poythress; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home.

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