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Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Coweta County - 138

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Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2011, at 10:54 a.m.

Mrs. Ena Gonzalez
Mrs. Ena Gonzalez, 87, of Newnan died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 in Charlotte, N. C..

Mrs. Gonzalez was a native of Cuba, but she had been an American citizen for many years. She lived in Decatur before moving to Newnan recently.

Mrs. Gonzalez was a teacher, and she was retired from Rich's. She was a charter member of First Hispanic Baptist Church of Atlanta, and she taught Sunday School until two years ago.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. at First Hispanic Baptist Church in Atlanta. The funeral service will be held at the church at 8 p.m.

Burial will follow Thursday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. at Gwinnett Memorial Park.

Survivors include daughters, Ena Garcia of Havana City, Cuba, Gigi Boyett of Charlotte, N. C., Ruby Diaz of Decatur; son, Mark Garcia of Gwinnett County; nine grandchildren, including the Rev. Ruth Cuellar of Newnan; and seven great-grandchildren, including Daniel Bustamante of Newnan

The family requests flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia Baptist Children's Home in Palmetto or Rainbow of Love Ministry at Central Baptist Church in Newnan.

Mr. Harvey Lee McWaters
Funeral services for Mr. Harvey Lee McWaters, 91, of Hogansville, Ga., formerly of Heard County, were conducted Friday, December 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Corinth United Methodist Church with the Reverends Darris Baker and Jimmy Drew officiating.

Music was provided by Ginger Stutts, granddaughter of Mr. McWaters and Rev. Carlton Rivers. Pallbearers were Wayne Sanders, Walt Wiggins, Ellis Hyatt, Jimmy Adams, Etsel Hornsby and Henry Rhodes. Burial was in the Centralhatchee Cemetery.

Mr. McWaters was born October 20, 1910 in Heard County, Ga. to the late Ira McWaters and Jessie Leta Sims. He was a cattleman and store owner for many years in the Centralhatchee Community of Heard County. He was a graduate of the Centralhatchee High School and the Carrollton District 4 Agricultural and Mechanical School. Mr. McWaters was a member of the Corinth United Methodist Church where he served on the Board of Stewards. He also served on the Masonic Lodge #403 and the Heard County Cattlemen's Association.

Surviving are his wife, Theo Eley McWaters of Hogansville, Ga.; daughter, Patricia Gentrey of Franklin, Ga.; son, Jimmy McWaters of Hogansville, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.

Mrs. Cordelia D. Pilon
Mrs. Cordelia Denney Pilon, 70, of Bethpage, Tennessee, died Sunday, December 16, 2001 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee.

A funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Jonesboro.

Mrs. Pilon was born April 18, 1931 in Troup County, daughter of the late Jack and Fannie Hyatt Denney. She lived in the Atlanta area for many years before making her home in Tennessee two years ago and was a member of the Catholic church.

Surviving are her husband, Bruce Pilon of Bethpage; two daughters, Mrs. Sherrie Rollins of Old Hickory, Tenn. and Mrs. Jeri Cooper of Fountain Inn, S.C.; two sons, Terry Pilon of Zephyrhills, Fla. and Kerry Lee Pilon of Newnan; sister, Mrs. Magdalene Fuller of Hogansville; and seven grandchildren.

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

Mr. Jere Rufus Ridley
A memorial service was held for Mr. Jere Rufus Ridley December 13, 2001 at Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home chapel in Franklin, Ga. with the Rev. Rick McMahan officiating. Burial was in the Franklin City Cemetery.

Mr. Ridley was born in Heard County, Ga. September 23, 1943 to the late Rufus Elisha Ridley and Ima Captola Witcher Ridley. He died at his home in Franklin Dec. 11. Until his retirement he served the families of Heard County as the director of the Department of Family and Children Services. His efforts greatly enhanced the lives of all those he helped. He was one of the county's most beloved citizens and will be remembered for his kind and gentle way of caring. He was a member of the Franklin United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Pattie Ridley of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; daughter, Lori Cutler of Atlanta; son, Mathew Ridley of Franklin, Ga.; sister, Phylis Newman of Morristown, Tenn.; four grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews.

Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.

Mr. William "Pete" Russell
Mr. William "Pete" Russell, 75, died December 16, 2001 at Summer Breeze on Wilmington Island, Savannah, Ga.

He is a native of Coweta County and was a longtime resident of Carrollton, Ga. before retiring to the Savannah, Ga. area in 1988. He was a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and was formerly employed with Atlanta Gas Light Company for more than 20 years. He retired from the former West Georgia College, now State University of West Georgia in Carrollton, as director of plant operations.

He attended Wilmington Presbyterian Church, was a member and elder of the Carrollton Presbyterian Church, was past president of the Rotary Club of Carrollton, Ga. and was past president of the Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Bobbie M. Russell of Savannah; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie Russell Mobley and Dr. Michael Charles Mobley of Savannah; sister, Elizabeth Russell Fincher of Moreland, Ga.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Marie Mobley and Susan Colleen Mobley, both of Savannah.

A funeral will be Thursday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home chapel in Newnan. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Moreland, Ga.

Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Pallbearers will be Gene Chestnutt, Eddie Massey, David Massey, John Fincher, J. R. Torbett, Charles Trammell and Coley Smith.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Nathel Woods
Mr. Nathel Woods, 68, of Beckman Street, Palmetto, Ga., died Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at South Fulton Medical Center in East Point, Ga.

A funeral will be Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at Sellers-Smith R. W. S. Memorial Chapel. The Rev. R. W. Sutton will officiate, assisted by Elder Roosevelt, Elder Timothy Jones. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in College Park, Ga. Pallbearers will be nephews. Flower ladies will be nieces.

Mr. Woods was born August 10, 1933 in Coweta County, Ga., son of Velma and Gus Woods. He was married to Cecil Woods and they had six children. At an early age he attended Jones Chapel United Methodist Church of Newnan.

Surviving are his wife, Cecil Woods; daughters, Annette, Theresa and Sandra; sons, Larry, Carlton, Henna; sisters, Mattie Kate Johnson, Dora Lee Clark, Elrena Garland, Shirley Thomas, Elaine Owens, Dianne Smith; brothers, Garland Jones, Donald Smith, Gus Woods Jr., David Woods and Calvin Woods; sisters and brothers-in-law, numerous grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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

Mr. E.T. Evans, Jr.
Mr. E.T. Evans Jr., 87, of LaGrange, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at West Georgia Medical Center.

Mr. Evans was born Feb. 4, 1914, in Moreland, to the late Eugene Taylor and Belle Bowers Evans. He received a bachelor's degree from Erskine College and the University of Georgia. Mr. Evans came to the Troup County area in 1951 as the University of Georgia Extension Agent and served in that capacity until 1974. During World War II, Mr. Evans was with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he attained the rank of major.

Mr. Evans loved his community and lived a life of service. He was an active member of the LaGrange Kiwanis Club, and a charter member and organizer of the Troup County Cattlemen's Association, the Sportsmen's Club, and the Troup County Timber Growers Association. He encouraged and instructed the farming community with a weekly newspaper column and radio program, and, through his leadership, 14 community club organizations were established in the Troup County area. Mr. Evans also started the annual Harvest Street Sale.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, where he served as a deacon and elder and taught the Men's Bible Class for over 30 years. In retirement, Mr. Evans enjoyed his family, garden, and bird dogs, and helping with Meals on Wheels.

A funeral will be held Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange. Drs. George R. Sinclair, Jr., and William Conine will officiate, and burial will be in the Southview Cemetery in Moreland.

The family respectfully requests that all flowers be omitted. Those desiring may contribute to the Salvation Army of the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. E. T. Evans, Jr.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Evans of LaGrange; daughter and son-in-law Priscilla and Mike Sibley of Marietta; sons and daughter-in-law Morris and Lyn Evans of Snellville and Walter Evans of Atlanta; grandchildren John, Leah, and Ben Sibley and Taylor Evans; and several nieces and nephews.

Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Mr. Charles Kelley
Mr. Charles Kelley, 64, of Greenville, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 at Georgia Baptist Meriwether Hosptial in Warm Springs.

Mr. Kelly was born Jan. 14, 1937, in Meriwether County to the late Harvey and Ada Eggleton Kelley. He was a lifelong resident of Meriwether County and was employed for 41 years as a land management technician for Mead Coated Board, Inc. He was a member of Greenville Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and an elder.

A funeral will be held Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. David Parker and the Rev. Mark Raughton will officiate, and burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Lorene Kelley of Greenville; sons, Chuck Kelley of LaGrange, Joel Johnston of Manchester, and Thomas Johnston of Greenville; sisters, Eleanor Lasseter and Elizabeth Brazil of Greenville and Jane Farrar of Lanett, Ala,; and four grandchildren.

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

Ms. Diane M. Marciniak
Ms. Diane M. Marciniak, 53, of Winder and formerly of Hogansville, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Northside Hosptial in Atlanta.

Ms. Marciniak was born March 30, 1948, in Charleroi, Penn. She lived in Hogansville for many years, and was a former city clerk of Hogansville. Ms. Marciniak had lived in Winder since 1997, where she owned and operated Inspection On Call, Inc. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hogansville.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Revs. Joanna Pence, Marion Shivers, and Rance Sprayberry will officiate, and burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.

Surviving are her daughters, Shelley Reynolds of Canton and Shannon Davis of Hogansville; sons, Jeremy Sherrer and Josh Sherrer, both of Hogansville; step-daughters Reagan Morris of Columbia, S.C. and Christy Harrington of LaGrange; her mother, Mrs. Gerald (Lucille Covin) Marciniak of Hogansville; her brother, Tom Marciniak of Punta Gorda, Fla.; companion, Rick Mason of Winder; and grandchildren Libby Davis, Garrett Davis, Sawyer Reynolds, and Glenn Sherrer.

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

Mrs. Faye Elizabeth Gore
Mrs. Faye Elizabeth Gore, 76, of Macedonia Road died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 at Piedmont Hospital.

Born Aug. 4, 1925, Mrs. Gore was a retired employee of The Bibb Company.

Visitation was Saturday at McKoon Funeral Home. Funeral services will be today at 4 p.m. at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, with Reverend Jimmy Fleming officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, John William Gore; two daughters, Patricia and Buddy Brown and Joan Gore; one son, Ronnie and Debbie Gore; three grandchildren, Derwin and Ellece Brown and Holland and Mary Beth Brown, and Andy and Rebecca Gore; and three great grandchildren, Madelin, Taylor and Noah Brown.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Harold L. Kidd
Mr. Harold L. Kidd, 88, of Newnan died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 at Franklin Healthcare. He was a retired building superintendent and a member of the First Baptist Church of Newnan.

Visitation was Saturday at McKoon Funeral Home. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, with Dr. Gene Tyre officiating. Burial will be at the Elim Baptist Church Cemetery on Handy Road.

His parents, William Stallings and Fannie Sue Wiggins Kidd, preceded him in death.

Contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Newnan, P.O. Box 738, Newnan, Ga. 30264.

Survivors include two sons, Harold Kidd of Carrollton and Joe Kidd of Gainesville; five grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Sidney M. Neely
Mr. Sidney M. Neely, 64, of High Falls, Ga., died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001.

Born April 4, 1937, Mr. Neely was formerly a resident of Sharpsburg and was a grading contractor.

Visitation will be today between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 17, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, with Reverend Paul Dennis officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society of Coweta County, 27A Clark St., Newnan, Ga. 30263.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Brimer, Bud Carter, Chip Conner, Ray Landers, Glenn Neely and Jerry Thompson. Bennie Adams will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Neely of High Falls and Iowa City, IA; one son, Mark Neely; daughter and son-in-law, Scott and Suzanne Moore of Sharpsburg; son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Tina Neely of Moreland; two brothers, Glenn and Patty Neely of Moreland and Stanley and Judy Neely of Peachtree City; and three grandchildren, Neely and Reagan Moore of Sharpsburg and Jackson Neely.

Mr. Neely is preceded in death by his parents, Mary Smith and Robert Hunter Neely.

The family would like to thank Rocky Roquemore and Ronny Jones for their generosity in assisting the family in bringing Mr. Neely home from Iowa to spend his remaining days with his family.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Ms. Martha Denise Powell
Ms. Martha Denise Powell, of Newnan, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001.

Ms. Powell graduated from Newnan High School and lived most of her adult life in West Palm Beach, Fla. She was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 17, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, with Reverend R.W. Sutton officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Ms. Claudia Mae Berry and Mr. Tommy Hinton; four sisters, Ms. Barbara Berry, Mr. and Mrs. James Meritt, Ms. Tonya Hinton, and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Thomas Jr. of Decatur; five brothers, Mr. Tracy Hinton, Mr. Regional Hinton, Mr. Stanley Hinton, Mr. Wesley Dollar and Mr. Richard Dollar; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, cousins and friends.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Joyce Smith
Mrs. Joyces Smith, 63, of Hogansville, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 at Hospice LaGrange.

Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 7, 1974. She retired from the Troup County School System and was a member and a Sunday School teacher at Highland Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Highland Baptist Church in Hogansville, with Dr. Jimmy Brown and Reverend Wesley Boatman officiating. Burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Montgomery, Bill Swann, Ken McKenney, Michael Fuller, Chris Boyd and Charles Prather.

Survivors include her husband, Norman L. Smith of Hogansville; one daughter and son in-law, Vonnie Lee and Tony Hanson of Hogansville; two sons and daughters in-law, Bobby Ray and Robin Sheheane and Macon and Troy and Michell Sheheane ; a step-daughter and son in-law, Mary Joyce and David Hosmer of Selma, Ala.; her mother, Mrs. Addie Cheatham of Hogansville; one sister, Mrs. Yvonne Neese; and 10 grandchildren.

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

Mr. Reed Allen Jr.
Mr. Reed Allen Jr., 69, of Hogansville, Ga., died Thursday, December 13, 2001 at his home.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Dr. Jimmy Brown will officiate.

The family was receiving friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

Mr. Allen was born July 22, 1932, in Chambers County, Alabama, son of the late Reed and Opal Smith Allen. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he lived in Galveston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana for 30 years before returning to Hogansville in 1987. He retired from Callaway Gardens, attended Highland Baptist Church in Hogansville, and was a founder of the Hogansville Farmers Market.

Surviving are his wife, Alyce Gray Allen of Hogansville; step-daughter, Tiffany and Mike Smith of Hogansville; two step-sons, Darien Weiher of Carrollton and John Weiher of Hogansville; three grandchildren, Hannah Weiher of LaGrange, Brianna Smith and MacKenzie Smith, both of Hogansville; one sister, Barbara and Bill Wallace of Apopka, Florida; and two brothers, John Allen of Hogansville and Danny and Sara Allen of Grantville.

Flowers will be accepted, or contributions in memory of Mr. Allen may be made to Highland Baptist Church in Hogansville.

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

Ms. Janie Rooker Chatham
Ms. Janie Rooker Chatham, 85, of Grantville, Ga., died Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at Starcrest of Newnan.

Ms. Chatham was born June 2, 1916 in Banning, Ga. in Carroll County. She worked as a spinner in the textile industry and was a member of Grantville First Baptist Church.

The family was receiving friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel funeral home in Newnan.

A funeral will be at Hillcrest Chapel Friday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jimmie Willis will officiate and burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park, Ga. Pallbearers will be Terry Rogers, Matt Titshaw, Mike Nelms, Ricky Skipper and Jason Turner.

Surviving are sisters, Dorothy Smith of Newnan and Eva Meadows of Grantville; granddaughters Jerry (Gail) Turner of Newnan, Terry (JoAnn) Rogers of Hogansville, Ga., Bill (Delores) Kee of Grantville, Ga.; grandson, Ray Neill of Newnan; great-grandchildren, Jason Turner of Sharpsburg, Darlene Galloway of Newnan, Phillip Neill of Newnan, Kimberly Neill of Newnan, Jessica Rogers of Hogansville; great-great-grandchildren, Shelbi Taylor Nelms of Newnan and Savanna Leigh Galloway of Newnan.

Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Gayle Seeman Day
Mrs. Gayle Seeman Day, 61, of Senoia died December 12, 2001 at her residence after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Mrs. Day was born in Winona, MN October 14, 1940 to the late Walter Seeman and Ruth Seeman.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 p.m. until the service hour.

The family has asked that flowers be omitted and contributions made to St. George Catholic Church, 771 Hwy. 70, Newnan, GA 30263; Smith Farm Center for the Healing Arts, 1632 U St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 or to the charity of your choice.

Surviving are her husband, Richard Day of Senoia; daughter, Andrea Day of Newnan; daughter and son-in-law, Rachael and Dwayne Seppala and two grandchildren of LaGrange; mother, Ruth Seeman of Palm Harbor, Fla.; brothers, Clark Seeman of Grand Junction, CO, Dan Seeman of San Diego, CA and Thomas Seeman of Crystal Lake, IL.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, GA.

Mrs. Geraldine A. Parks
Mrs. Geraldine A. Parks of Newnan died December 11, 2001.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Parks; children, Derrick A. Larkin of Dallas, Texas, Ronald Larkin of St. Louis, MO and Ann Esters of Arlington, Texas; mother and step-father, Willa Mae and William Rollins of St. Louis, MO; three grandchildren, Desmond, Derrick and Erica Ritch of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be Friday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. at St. George Catholic Church, Roscoe Road, Newnan. Fr. Stephen Lyness officiating.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make a contribution to the American Cancer Society at 35 Bradford Square, Suite B, Fayetteville, GA 30214.

Carmichael-Henperly Funeral Home, Peachtree City, Ga.

Mr. David Joseph Carter
Mr. David Joseph Carter, 20, of Newnan, died Monday, December 10, 2001 as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Mr. Carter was born in Baxley, Ga., but later moved to Newnan where he attended Newnan High School. He was blessed with an artistic talent to paint and draw. He seemed to always be drawing cartoons, painting outdoor scenes and flowers. He loved nature and had a passion for the eagle, as is indicated by his extensive collection of eagle statues and paintings.

Surviving are his parents, Richard and Sheila Eason of Newnan; a newborn daughter, Jasmin Alexis Carter and fiancee, Jayme Bennett, both of Newnan; two brothers, Richie Eason and Jeffrey Eason, both of Newnan; grandparents, Bobby and Patricia Eason of Covington, Ga. and Herman and Ruth Carter of Baxley, Ga.; and special family friends, Lawrence and Robin Proctor of Baxley, Ga.

Corey Harper, Russell Estes, Alan Newman, Joseph Hannah, Jimmy Dyal and Joe Steele will serve as pallbearers.

The family was receiving friends at Jones Funeral Home in Newnan 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Jones Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Thomas Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.

Jones Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Jere Rufus Ridley
Mr. Jere Rufus Ridley, 58, of Franklin, Ga., died December 11, 2001 at his residence.

Mr. Ridley was born in Heard County, Ga. on September 25, 1943 to the late Rufus Elisha Ridley and Ima Captola Witcher Ridley. Until his retirement he served the families of Heard County as the director of the Department of Family and Children Services. His efforts greatly enhanced the lives of all those he helped. He was one of Heard County's most loved citizens and will be remembered for his kind and gentle way of caring. Mr. Ridley was a member of the Franklin United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge.

A memorial service will be Thursday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Franklin City Cemetery. The family was receiving guests at the funeral home Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 5-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Franklin United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Pattie Ridley of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; daughter, Lori Cutler of Atlanta; son, Mathew Ridley of Franklin, Ga.; sister, Phylis Newman of Morristown, Tenn.; four grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews.

Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.

Mr. Richard Lee Smith Jr.
Mr. Richard Lee Smith Jr., 71, formerly of 280 Ira Smith Road, Carrollton, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at Carrollton Nursing and Rehab.

He was born January 19, 1930 in Carroll County to the late Richard Lee Smith Sr. and Dollie DeeCuba Hanson Smith. He was an Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict, and retired from the General Food Corporation. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Folds and Catherine Gaddy.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Barry D. and Suzannah Smith and Greg Smith, all of Lawrenceville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jenelle & W. T. Smith of Carrollton and Shirley and Bobby Gooding of Palmetto; two grandchildren, Marissa and Bonnie Smith; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be Thursday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel in Carrollton with the Rev. Kevin Quiles officiating.

Pallbearers will be Keith Smith, Donald Folds, Rodney Brock, Hamp Burham, Denver Smith and Doug Callahan. Burial will be in the Temperance Methodist Church Cemetery with the flag presentation by American Legion Post 143.

Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel, Carrollton, Ga.

Mrs. Elva "Berg" Deshon
Mrs. Elva "Berg" Deshon, 92, of Grantville, Ga., died Monday, December 10, 2001 at her residence.

Mrs. Deshon was born July 13, 1909 in Pittsburgh, Penn. She was a homemaker.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Coffee House Ministry, Hookstown Free Methodist Church, P.O. Box 352 Hookstown, PA 15050.

Surviving are sisters, Doris Kauffman of Baltimore, MD, and Ivey Mathie of Pennsylvania; granddaughters, Melissa Boyle of Grantville, Rebecca Schultz of Clinton, PA, and Julia Uranker, Jacksonville, GA.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga. is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Alfonsus Pynenburg
Mr. Alfonsus Pynenburg Jr., 64, of Hogansville, Ga., died Sunday, December 9, 2001 at Georgia Baptist Meriwether Hospital in Warm Springs.

A funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Jimmie Chapman will officiate.

Mr. Pynenburg was born Sept. 22, 1937 in Holland, son of the late Alfonsus Andreaus Maria Pijnenburg and the late Josephine Henrika Pijnenburg.

A resident of the west Georgia area for 34 years, he was a retired golf course superintendent, was a former Boy Scout leader, and was a member of the Catholic church.

Surviving are his wife, Edna M. Bynenburg of Hogansville; daughter, Karen Pynenburg of Pine Mountain Valley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Alfonsus III and Robyn Pynenburg of Warm Springs and Marcus John and Judy Pynenburg of Pine Mountain Valley; two step-daughters, Mary Rebecca Young of Wetumpka, Ala. and Samantha McCollough of Luthersville; two step-sons, James Ray Hunter of Bremen and Jeffery Hunter of Luthersville; four sisters, Elssie Tipsword of LaGrange, Mary Dimick of Cooperstown, N.Y. Jo Rotter of Canastoga, N.Y.; and Ansje Rasmuson of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; brother, Will Pijnenburg of Cooperstown, N.Y.; five grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.

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

Mr. James Henry Coleman
Mr. James Henry Coleman, 55, of Newnan, died Friday, December 7, 2001 at Newnan Hospital.

A funeral will be Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church in Shenandoah Industrial Park with the Rev. Harvey Peeks, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. R. W. Wutton, Rev. John Farmer and Evangelist Sarah Beasley. Burail will be at the church. Pallbearers will be Tommy C. Smith, Mark Ogletree, Clifford Blackmon, Gregory Thomas, Frank Paige, Cooky Patrick, Will Lee Geter, E. Cliff. Flower Ladies will be Michelle Smith, Tomika Smith, Shun More and Jackie Beasley.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

On the day of the service, family and friends are asked to assemble at 2-B Ball Street in Newnan at 1:30 p.m.

Mr. Coleman was born July 18, 1946, second child to the late Mr. William "Bill" Coleman and the late Mrs. Mattie Mae (Coleman) McKeever in Coweta County. Both prededed him in death. He received his education in the Coweta County School System. At an early age he joined Wesley Chapel AME Church in Madras, Ga. Later he attended St. John Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Annie Beasley Coleman; step-father, Mr. Edward McKeever; step-daughter, Tutitia Barnes; special niece, Ashley Beasley; two sisters, Brenda Ann McKeever, Cherry D. McKeever; five brothers, Leroy Coleman, Johnny W. Coleman, Willie Edward McKeever, Thomas McKeever and Charlie Alvin McKeever; aunt, Mrs. Emma Wheeler (Abe); three uncles, Mr. Freddie Correllies (Gladys), Johnny Gooden and James Correllies, all of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Evangelist Sarah Beasley) of Whitesburg, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy (Louise) Hill, Christine Owens and Hazel Beasley, all of Newnan; a host of other relatives, nieces, nephews and friends.

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Young Mr. Mike Tondre
Young Mr. Mike Tondre, 14, of Jonesboro, Ga., died December 8, 2001.

He was born May 17, 1987 in San Antonio, Texas. He was a member of the American Legion SAL, an avid NASCAR fan and attended Union Grove Middle School.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Jim Fowler of Jonesboro; father, Ray Tondre of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Jimmie Fowler; sisters, Amber Tondre, Fawn Fowler, Jessica Fowler, Kimberly Fowler, Jo Anna Fowler, all of Jonesboro; maternal grandparents, Terry and Carolyn Mathers of Newnan, Ga.; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Ruth Tondre of San Antonio, Texas.

A funeral will be Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, 2580 Highway 42 N., McDonough, with the Rev. Ralph Baker officiating.

An on-line guest registry is available at cannon-cleveland.com.

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

Mrs. Betty Lou Hendrix Wynn
Mrs. Betty Lou Hendrix Wynn, 67, of Lovvorn Road, Carrollton, died Friday, December 7, 2001.

Mrs. Wynn was a native of Carroll County, born March 28, 1934, daughter of the late Monroe Hendrix and Minnie Tuggle Hendrix. She had worked as a seamstress with Hubbard Company for 38 years. She was a member of the New Vision Baptist Church and attended the Adult Sunday School Class.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Randy Charles and Kathy Wynn, Carrollton; daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnne and John Timothy Phillips, Whitesburg, Joy Lynn and Gary Williams, Moreland; brother, Island Hendrix, Carrollton; sisters, Leitha Wallis, Carrollton, Grace Duncan, LaGrange and Burda Carter, Indiana; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral was being held Monday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. at New Vision Baptist Church with Dr. Stephen Hobbs officiating. Music was being furnished by Dawn Jacobs. The body was to lie in state from 3 p.m. until the funeral hour.

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

Pallbearers were Jason Roberts, Tommy Bergner, Adrian Ashmore, Tommy Harris, Randy Myers, George McCall, Ron Sigars and Ricky Coker.

Burial was in Camp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Almon Funeal Home, Carrollton, Ga.

Mr. William C. Eady
Mr. William C. Eady, 74, of North Pole, Alaska, and formerly of Newnan, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001.

Mr. Eady was a Newnan native and long time resident before moving to Alaska.

Grave-side services were held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Oak Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Melvin Pane officiating.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Eady of North Pole; daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Mike Pruitt of North Pole; stepson Roy Wade and his wife Dorothy of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mr. Gary Ferguson
Mr. Gary Ferguson, 61, of Newnan, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001.

Mr. Ferguson, a former Navy fighter pilot and a Vietnam veteran, recently retired as a captain from Continental Airlines after a 32 year career. He was involved with his community as a volunteer and a member of the board of directors of the Newnan House. He was also an active member of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

A celebration of Mr. Ferguson's life will be held at "the barn", 868 Happy Valley Circle, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends immediately following the celebration.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Rhodes Ferguson; children Brian Ferguson and Tracie Craig; "star" children Kimberly, Kevin, and Christopher Williams; son-in-law John Craig; daughters-in-law Teresa Ferguson and Nicole Williams; grandchildren Taylor Craig, Ryan Craig, Briana Ferguson, Derek Ferguson, Christopher Williams, Cameron Williams, and Nolan Williams; sister, Betty DeVries; and numerous other family and friends.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Carrie Ozmore Hemrick
Mrs. Carrie Ozmore Hemrick, 90, of Newnan, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Randolph Medical Center.

Mrs. Hemrick was born June 1, 1911, in Coweta County. A retired textile worker for Bibb, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. The Revs. Bill Dean and D.L. Moody will officiate, and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hemrick's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Charles Durrough of Newnan; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Betty Hemrick of Newnan, Gary "Buddy" and Betty Weeks Hemrick of Five Points, Ala., James Raiford and Ruthie Hemrick of Orlando, Fla., and Jimmy L. and Ilene C. Hemrick of Five Points; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Infant Trinton Richardson
William Trinton Lee Richardson, age four months, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.

Infant Richardson was born July 23, 2001, in LaGrange, to Jonathan and Leesa Richardson.

A funeral was held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Wayne Webb officiated, and burial was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.

Surviving are his parents; and his grandparents Joyce and Sam Richardson and Susan Cribbs, all of Hogansville; great-grandparents Mable and Johnny Williamson and Mrs. Treynes (Peggy) Robinson, all of Hogansville; and great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Leonard (Nellie) Robinson of Roopville.

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

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