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Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Coweta County - 156

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 7 July 2011, at 2:52 p.m.

Mr. James Albert Boone
Mr. James Albert Boone, 62, of Newnan, Ga., died Monday, June 17, 2002 at Newnan Hospital.

He was born in Coweta County April 3, 1940 and was an auto worker for Ford Motor Company. He was retired from Ford and Boone's Grocery Store. He was a gentleman and farmer and was known for raising all kinds of vegetables. He had an exclusive collection of Elvis Presley records.

The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home Tuesday, June 18 from 6-8 p.m.

A funeral will be at McKoon chapel Wednesday, June 19 at 4 p.m. The Rev. Willard Dean and Rev. Jimmy Fleming will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Roscoe Road.

Pallbearers will be Tony Baker, Ronald Cochran, Travis Duncan, Greg Griest, Brad Murphy.

Surviving are his wife, Cindy Boone of Newnan; brother, Danny Boone of Newnan; sisters, Margie Harris of Newnan and Betty Story of Samson, Ala.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Boone; nieces and nephews.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Arlillie Crews Bunn
Mrs. Arlillie Crews Bunn, 90, of Newnan, died Sunday, June 16, 2002 at Newnan Hospital

She was born in Meriwether County, Ga. July 30, 1911 and was a textile worker at Arnco.

The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral home Monday, June 17 from 6-8 p.m. A funeral will be at McKoon chapel Tuesday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Pastor Danny Wilson and Jim Morgan will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Roscoe Road.

Pallbearers are Scott Bunn, Tim Bunn, Jason Floyd, Greg Morgan, Jeff Morgan and Jim Morgan.

Surviving are son, Melvin Bunn of Newnan; daughters, Genora Floyd, Millie Furlow, Josephine Morgan, all of Newnan, and Betty Patterson of Conyers, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Ruth Genevieve Collins
Mrs. Ruth Genevieve Collins, 81, of Haynie Road, Moreland, Ga., died June 10, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Collins was a housewife. She was born September 26, 1920, to Alta Leona McGill Boyer in Ritchie County, West Virginia. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newnan.

A funeral was held at Hillcrest Chapel in Newnan Wednesday, June 12 at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family members served as pallbearers.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Delbert and Linda Collins, Gary A. Collins and Donald and Marlene Collins; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Ruth (Collins) and Duane Craig; brothers, Charles E. Russell Jr. and Raymond Boyer; sisters, Bernice Bolyard and Lola Mae White; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Fern and Helen.

Higgens Funeral Home at Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Katherine Browning
Mrs. Katherine Browning, 91 of College Park died Saturday at Southland Nursing Home.

She was born Nov. 2, 1910 in College Park. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of College Park.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Hillcrest Chapel in Newnan with Dr. Oscar Cope officiating. Burial will be in College Park City Cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Fran Browning of Newnan and Ray and Cheryl Browning of Griffin; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Carlton Wheeler of East Point; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Hillcrest Chapel

Mrs. Addie P. Cooper
Mrs. Addie Pearl Justiss Cooper, 84, of Newnan died Saturday at Newnan Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville, with burial in Southview Cemetery in Moreland.

Born Feb. 10, 1918 in Coweta County, Mrs. Cooper was the daughter of George and Ethel Webb Justiss. She lived in Griffin for 40 years before making her home in Newnan for nine years. She was retired from Spalding Knitting Mill and the Sock Shoppe in Griffin. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church in Barnesville. She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant sons and her husband Ray Cooper.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Nell Justiss of Newnan; a niece and nephews, Mrs. Linda Monk of Tyrone, Ronnie Hendrix of Clinton, Tenn., and Robert Stowers and Danny Justiss, both of Newnan; several great-nieces and great nephews.

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville.

Mrs. Audrey Satterwhite
Mrs. Audrey Satterwhite of Second Avenue, Newnan, wife of Anthony Satterwhite, died Friday at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Arrangements will be made by Sellers-Smith Funeral Home Inc., Newnan.

Sellers-Smith Funeral Home

Mr. William Richard Cartwright
Mr. William Richard Cartwright, 50, of 337 Andrew Bailey Road, died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at Newnan Hospital.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2002 at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, with Tim Driggers officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends today between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Cartwright of Sharpsburg; three sons, Kevin Eugene Brand of Marietta, Kris G. Brand of Hogansville and William Richard Cartwright II of Sharpsburg; and two brothers, David Lawrence Cartwright and Raymond Lewis Cartwright.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Ann Cartwright, and a brother, Michael Bryan Cartwright.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mable L. Garner
Mrs. Mable L. Garner, 87, of Alvaton, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at her home.

The funeral service is today at 4 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in the Rocky Mounty Community of Meriwether County. Dr. James Stewart, Mr. Alfred McCoy and Dr. Billy Burks will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Garner, Bret Fowler, Chad Fowler, Jamie Gramling, Will Bond, Matthew Bond, Aaron Garner and Jeremiah Garner.

Mrs. Garner was born May 5, 1915, in Rocky Mounty, daughter of the late Charlie and Minnie Lee Rowe Garner. She was a life-long resident of Meriwether County, and was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church. She retired in 1980 from International Playtex in Manchester after 25 years of service. She was a homemaker and her love of flowers was exhibited by the grounds of her home.

Survivors include three daughters and sons in-law, Lynda Faye and Randall Fowler of Athens, Brenda Lee and Ashton Lafargue of Alpharetta, and Robyn and Claud Bond of Abbeville, S.C.; two sons and daughters in-law, Charles and Orlene Garner and Gary and Rebekah Garner, all of Alvaton; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Mae Crain of Jonesboro, Mrs. Nadine Thomas of Luthersville, and Mrs. Ida Parks of Homer; one brother, Travis Garner of Luthersville; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Frank Garner.

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Edna Mae Hixson
Mrs. Edna Mae Hixson died Thursday, June 13, 2002.

The funeral service is today at 3 p.m. at Mt. Prospect Baptist Church in Moreland, with Reverend MacArthur officiating and assisted by Reverend Allan Darden. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

She was a member of Mount Prospect Baptist Church, where served in The Adult Choir. She was also the secretary of the Sunday school and president of The Mission.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr and Mrs Tommy and Viola Hixson; and two sons, Mr. John Edward Malcolm and Mr. Carl Stanley Malcolm.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Janie Malcolm Rhodes; a daughter in-law, Mrs. Allene Wood Malcolm; five grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford and Bonita Culpepper, Mr. Roderick Malcolm, Mr. and Mrs. Carmen and Danita Malcolm, Mr. Darnell Rhodes, Mr and Mrs. Andre Malcolm; 12 great grandchildren; one sister in-law, Mrs. Mary P. Malcolm; one brother in-law, Mr. John Malcolm Sr.; and a host of relatives and friends.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilbur 'Jake' Rawlins
Mr. Wilbur Rawlins, 85, died Friday, June 14, 2002, at Portsbridge Hospice. Born Dec. 6, 1916 in Dodge County, Georgia, he was a retired Textile Maintenance Worker. He was an inactive deacon and member of East Newnan Baptist Church. Mr. Rawlins also served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

The funeral service is at 2 p.m. today at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, with Reverend Bobby Robinson and Reverend Frank Powers officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brian Crawford, Jerry Crawford, Gary Johnson, Herbert Johnson, Joey Wood and Thomas Wood. Honorary pallbearers are Howard Couch, J.D. Couch, Luther Couch, Marvin Couch, James McKoon, Olin Overton and Clifford Wright.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Couch Rawlins; two daughters, Charlotte and Jerry Crawford, and Gloria and Herbert Johnson; two brothers, Tennys Rawlins of Dublin and H.A. Rawlins of Dublin; one sister, O'Dell Lister of Macon; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mr. William Richard Cartwright
Mr. William Richard Cartwright, 50, of 337 Andrew Bailey Road, died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at Newnan Hospital.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2002 at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, with Tim Driggers officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends today between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Sue Cartwright of Sharpsburg; three sons, Kevin Eugene Brand of Marietta, Kris G. Brand of Hogansville and William Richard Cartwright II of Sharpsburg; and two brothers, David Lawrence Cartwright and Raymond Lewis Cartwright.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Ann Cartwright, and a brother, Michael Bryan Cartwright.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mable L. Garner
Mrs. Mable L. Garner, 87, of Alvaton, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at her home.

The funeral service is today at 4 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in the Rocky Mounty Community of Meriwether County. Dr. James Stewart, Mr. Alfred McCoy and Dr. Billy Burks will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Garner, Bret Fowler, Chad Fowler, Jamie Gramling, Will Bond, Matthew Bond, Aaron Garner and Jeremiah Garner.

Mrs. Garner was born May 5, 1915, in Rocky Mounty, daughter of the late Charlie and Minnie Lee Rowe Garner. She was a life-long resident of Meriwether County, and was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church. She retired in 1980 from International Playtex in Manchester after 25 years of service. She was a homemaker and her love of flowers was exhibited by the grounds of her home.

Survivors include three daughters and sons in-law, Lynda Faye and Randall Fowler of Athens, Brenda Lee and Ashton Lafargue of Alpharetta, and Robyn and Claud Bond of Abbeville, S.C.; two sons and daughters in-law, Charles and Orlene Garner and Gary and Rebekah Garner, all of Alvaton; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Mae Crain of Jonesboro, Mrs. Nadine Thomas of Luthersville, and Mrs. Ida Parks of Homer; one brother, Travis Garner of Luthersville; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Frank Garner.

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Edna Mae Hixson
Mrs. Edna Mae Hixson died Thursday, June 13, 2002.

The funeral service is today at 3 p.m. at Mt. Prospect Baptist Church in Moreland, with Reverend MacArthur officiating and assisted by Reverend Allan Darden. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

She was a member of Mount Prospect Baptist Church, where served in The Adult Choir. She was also the secretary of the Sunday school and president of The Mission.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr and Mrs Tommy and Viola Hixson; and two sons, Mr. John Edward Malcolm and Mr. Carl Stanley Malcolm.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Janie Malcolm Rhodes; a daughter in-law, Mrs. Allene Wood Malcolm; five grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford and Bonita Culpepper, Mr. Roderick Malcolm, Mr. and Mrs. Carmen and Danita Malcolm, Mr. Darnell Rhodes, Mr and Mrs. Andre Malcolm; 12 great grandchildren; one sister in-law, Mrs. Mary P. Malcolm; one brother in-law, Mr. John Malcolm Sr.; and a host of relatives and friends.

Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilbur 'Jake' Rawlins
Mr. Wilbur Rawlins, 85, died Friday, June 14, 2002, at Portsbridge Hospice. Born Dec. 6, 1916 in Dodge County, Georgia, he was a retired Textile Maintenance Worker. He was an inactive deacon and member of East Newnan Baptist Church. Mr. Rawlins also served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

The funeral service is at 2 p.m. today at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel, with Reverend Bobby Robinson and Reverend Frank Powers officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brian Crawford, Jerry Crawford, Gary Johnson, Herbert Johnson, Joey Wood and Thomas Wood. Honorary pallbearers are Howard Couch, J.D. Couch, Luther Couch, Marvin Couch, James McKoon, Olin Overton and Clifford Wright.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Couch Rawlins; two daughters, Charlotte and Jerry Crawford, and Gloria and Herbert Johnson; two brothers, Tennys Rawlins of Dublin and H.A. Rawlins of Dublin; one sister, O'Dell Lister of Macon; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

McKoon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Edna Caroline Byrom Banks
Mrs. Edna Caroline Byrom Banks, 88, of Turin, Ga., died Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at the home of her son following an extended illness.

Mrs. Banks was born December 16, 1913 in Coweta County to the late Charlie and Bessie Byrom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Banks; daughter, Linda Elaine Banks; siblings, John Byrom, Talmadge Byrom, Charlie Maud Adcock, Alma Bowers and Matilda Cooper.

A funeral will be Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at Turin United Methodist Church with Pastor Griff Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Senoia City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Blake Adcock, Freddie Christopher, Billy Christopher, Jim Adamson, Fred Adamson, George Harris, Earl Byrom and Ned Chambless.

The family was receiving friends at McKoon Funeral Home Friday, June 14 from 6-8 p.m.

Mrs. Banks joined Bethel Methodist Church at an early age and later transferred her membership to Turin United Methodist Church where she was a faithful member until her death. Mrs. Banks was a homemaker who dedicated her life to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are daughters, Nancy Mangum of Tucker, Ga., Betty and Milton Gibbs of Turin; son, Bill and Betty Banks of Turin; sisters, Mattie Lois Williford of Palmetto, Ruth Brittain of Cleveland, Ga.; grandchildren, Kevin and Sherri Mangum of Tupelo, MS, David and Meghana Mangum of Tucker, Ga., Angela Banks of Turin, Billy Banks of Turin, Renee McNeil of Senoia, Ga., Jon Gibbs of Turin, Karla Gibbs of Turin and Amanda and Donnie Kennedy of Newnan; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Harriett Marie Fletcher
Mrs. Harriett Marie Fletcher, 47, of Cedar Creek Road, Newnan, Ga., died June 13, 2002 at Emory University Hospital.

Mrs. Fletcher was born November 22, 1954 in Fulton County, Ga. to Carl and Evelyn Deleshaw. She was a homemaker.

A funeral will be at Hillcrest Chapel Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. with Howard Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in College Park. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Surviving are her mother, Evelyn Camp Deleshaw; sons, Jason and April Deleshaw of Grantville, Brent Fletcher of Palmetto; daughter, Alice Fletcher of Palmetto; brother, Carl Deleshaw of Newnan; sisters, Brenda Creel of Palmetto, Becky Casey of Newnan; three grandchildren.

Higgins Funeral Home at Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Tommie Grimes Avery
Mrs. Tommie Grimes Avery, 84, of Newnan, Ga., died Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at LaGrange Hospice.

Mrs. Avery was born May 21, 1918 in Coweta County to Otis and Nellie Grimes. She was retired as a seamstress from the former Playtex plant in Newnan. She was a charter member of Unity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, Richard Avery; son, Thomas Avery; grandson, Tommy Avery; and sister, Ruth Floyd.

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

A funeral will be at Unity Baptist Church Friday, June 14 at 4 p.m. Pastor Danny Wilson will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Roscoe Road.

Pallbearers are Ricky Cook, Kenneth Doggett, Robert Doggett, Carlton Floyd, Bobby Grimes, Tracy Grimes and Mike Robertson.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Sammy and Roberta Avery of Newnan and Joe and Joyce Avery of Newnan; sister, Nell and Milton Doggett of Enterprise, Ala.; sisters, Bob and Edward Robertson of Newnan and Bessie Thompson of Newnan; brother-in-law, Harold Floyd of Newnan; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Edna Caroline Byrom Banks
Mrs. Edna Caroline Byrom Banks, 88, of Turin, Ga., died Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at the home of her son following an extended illness.

Mrs. Banks was preceded in death by her husband, Will Banks; parents, Charlie and Bessie Byrom; siblings, John Byrom, Talmadge Byrom, Charlie Maud Adcock, Alma Bowers and Matilda Cooper.

A funeral will be Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at Turin United Methodist Church with Pastor Griff Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Senoia City Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at McKoon Funeral Home Friday, June 14 from 6-8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Blake Adcock, Freddie Christopher, Billy Christopher, Jim Adamson, Fred Adamson, George Harris, Earl Byrom and Ned Chambliss.

Mrs. Banks joined Bethel Methodist Church at an early age and later transferred her membership to Turin United Methodist Church where she was a faithful member until her death. Mrs. Banks was a homemaker who dedicated her life to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are daughters, Nancy Mangum of Tucker, Ga., Betty and Milton Gibbs of Turin; son, Bill and Betty Banks of Turin; sisters, Mattie Lois Williford of Palmetto, Ruth Brittain of Cleveland, Ga.; grandchildren, Kevin and Sherri Mangum of Tupelo, MS, David and Meghana Mangum of Tucker, Ga., Angela Banks of Turin, Billy Banks of Turin, Renee McNeil of Senoia, Ga., Jon Gibbs of Turin, Karla Gibbs of Turin and Amanda and Donnie Kennedy of Newnan. She is also survivied by four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. William Shaffer "Billy" Johns
Mr. William Shaffer "Billy" Johns, 60, of Roanoke, Alabama, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002 in Lafayette, Ala.

A Randolph County, Ala., native, Mr. Johns was born May 10, 1942, son of William Cornilus Johns and Anna Bell Scott. He was a member of Taylor's Crossroads Church of Christ. Mr. Johns was self-employed.

A funeral will be Friday, June 14 at 3 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel in Roanoke, Ala., with Bro. Billy Prince Jr. and Bro. Wilbur Bass officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Memory Gardens.

Surviving are his wife, Tommie Lynn Johns of Roanoke, Ala.; daughter, Tina Johns Eason of Sharpsburg, Ga.; two sons, William DonnyJohns and Jason Johns, both of Roanoke; grandson, William Donny Johns Jr. of Roanoke; two sisters, Margie Herren of Woodland and Sybil Henderson of New Hope; brother, Jimmy Johns of Franklin, Ga.

The family was receiving friends at Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 6-9 p.m., Thursday, June 13.

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke, Ala.

Mrs. Tommie Grimes Avery
Mrs. Tommie Grimes Avery, 84, of Newnan, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at LaGrange Hospice.

Mrs. Avery was born May 21, 1918, to the late Otis and Nellie Grimes. She worked as a seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Avery; son, Thomas Avery; grandson, Tommy Avery; and sister, Ruth Floyd.

The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home Thursday, June 13 from 7-9 p.m.

A funeral is being planned for Friday, with details and time to be announced. The Rev. Danny Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Roscoe Road.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Sammy and Roberta Avery and Joe and Joyce Avery of Newnan; sister, Nell and Milton Doggett of Alabama; brother, Robert and Velma Grimes of Cartersville, Ga.; sisters and brother-in-law, Bob and Edward Robertson of Newnan and Bessie Thompson of Newnan; brother-in-law Harold Floyd; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Robert Eugene "Bob" Brookshire
Mr. Robert Eugene "Bob" Brookshire, 67, of Sylacauga, Alabama, died June 11, 2002, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

He was born August 18, 1934 in Atlanta, Ga. to the late Arthur James Brookshire and Helen Isabell Free Brookshire. He worked as a chef. Mr. Brookshire was married for 30 years and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Surviving are his wife, Mavis Tyler Brookshire of Sylacauga, Alabama; step-son and wife, Roger Isbell and Brenda Isbell, Douglasville, Ga.; daughters and their husbands, Betty Jo Harmon and Mike Harmon of Newnan, and Judy Crain and David Crain of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Lucile Dorminy of Thomaston, Ga. and Lou Austin of Dawsonville, Ga.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 13 from 5-8 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home, Inc. in Sylacauga, Ala.

A funeral will be at Radney-Smith chapel Friday, June 14 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Thomas W. Wood will officiate. Burial will be in Childersburg City Cemetery, Childersburg, Ala.

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

Mr. James Louis Robertson
Mr. James Louis Robertson, 78, of Decatur, Ga., died Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at Manorcare Nursing Home, Decatur, Ga.

A native of Coweta County, he was the son of the late Effie Rosser Robertson and Joseph Walton Robertson Sr. Mr. Robertson was a veteran of World War II, U. S. Army. He was of the Methodist faith and was active in the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 38 and a half years of service.

Surviving are his wife of almost 55 years, Eleanor Johnson Robertson of Decatur, Ga.; two sisters, Marion E. McKoy of Newnan and Helen Payne of Savannah, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held in the chapel of A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Wellman officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge, Ga.

Those desiring may send memorial gifts to the Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home, Decatur, Ga.

Mrs. Frances Vivian Schofield
Mrs. Frances Vivian Schofield, 81, of Bobo Banks Road, Grantville, Ga., died Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at Starcrest of Newnan nursing home.

She was born May 26, 1921 in Arcadia, Florida (DeSoto County). She was retired from insurance sales work and was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Gordon Road Church of Christ.

The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home Thursday, June 13 from 6-9 p.m.

A funeral will be Friday, June 14, at 2 p.m. Minister Mansell Carpenter will officiate. Burial will be in Pitts Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gordon Road Church of Christ, 1211 Gordon Road, Moreland, Ga.

Surviving are sons, Gary Schofield, Greg Schofield of Grantville, Ga., Randy Schofield of Franklin, Ga., Steve Schofield of Sarasota, Fla; brothers, Edward Mickler of Tampa, Fla and William Mickler of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Zulien Starling, Panama City Beach, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Randolph Schofield Sr.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Lyle Edward Bartlam
Mr. Lyle Edward Bartlam, 64, of Oneonta, Alabama, died June 6, 2002 at his residence.

He was born in West Virginia to Lyle George Bartlam and the former Minnie Edwards Farrell. He worked as general manager of Cornerstone Poured Walls LLC.

Surviving are wife, Laura Logan Bartlam; daughters, Angela Bartlam Smith and Shannon Bartlam Vinson; son, James A. Griffin; eight grandchildren; brother, David Bartlam; sister, Hilda Sue Hunt.

A funeral was Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at Lemley Funeral Chapel in Oneonta. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Oneonta. Tommy Grey officiated.

Lemley Funeral Chapel, Oneonta, Ala.

Mrs. Sidney King
Mrs. Sidney King, 89, of Dalecreek Dr., NW Atalnta, died June 6, 2002 at Sadie G. Mays Nursing Home.

A funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Sidney Johnson King was born January 8, 1913 in Lowndes County, Ala. to the late Nathan and Ida Johnson. She moved to the Atlanta area from Cincinnati in the late 1980s to be near her nephew, Bennett Davis and his family. She lived at the Hightower Manor Senior Citizens Facility.

Surviving are a sister, Ms. Lucile Johnson; nephews, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett (Alpha) Davis, Mr. Bennett Johnson and Mr. Reginald Johnson; and a host of great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Andrews Mortuary, Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Mattie Odell Smith Martin
Mrs. Mattie Odell Smith Martin, 80, of Bearcreek Blvd., Marietta, Ga., died June 1, 2002 at A. G. Rhodes Nursing Home.

A funeral was Friday, June 7 at Hines Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Sandra Battle officiated. Burial was in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Mrs. Martin was born Dec. 28, 1921 in Shuqualak, Miss. on Dove Hill to the the late Howard D. and Tensie L. Stennis. Mr. and Mrs. Stennis had four daughters: Lillie Mae Cain, Gladys Fennoy, Inis Haynes (John) and Mattie (Robert) Martin. Mrs. Martin joined the Church of the Living God C.W.F.F. in East St. Louis, Illinois, at an early age. After school she worked and taught at the Cora Lena School of Cosmetology and later worked at the East St. Louis Elementary School System until her health started to fail. She met and married James Smith in 1938, and he preceded her in death. They had six children: Delarett Smith Sr., Marion Bell, Valerie A. Webber (James) and three who preceded her in death, Alphonzo, Howard Richard Smith and Surita Murphy. She later married Robert V. Martin Sr. in 1965 and they had two children, Robert V. Martin Jr. (Valerie) and Jacqueline L. Marshall (Roy).

Also, surviving are 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson; one daughter-in-law, Mary Green Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Andrews Mortuary, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Luther Daniel Turner
Mr. Luther Daniel Turner, 71, died Monday, June 10, 2002 at Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital in Newnan after a lengthy illness.

A native of Fayette County, he was the son of the late Luther Lemuel and Veronie Chapman Turner. Mr. Turner was a member of Miracle Way Baptist Church in Senoia, Ga.

Surviving are wife, Jean W. Turner, Senoia; children, Dianne Turner, Senoia, Dennis Turner and wife Sarah, Grantville, Marie Robertson and husband Greg, Newnan, Lisa McClanahan and husband Glenn, Concord; brothers, Troy Turner, Orchard Hill, and Loy Turner, Griffin; three grandchildren, Dwayne Robertson, Jeff McClanahan and Lori Robertson; one great-grandchild, Kaylee Robertson.

A funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Higgins Funeral Home, Fairburn, Ga. with Rev. Roland Ayers and Rev. Earl Partain officiating. Burial will be in Senoia City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends all day Wednesday, June 12, at the funeral home.

Higgins Funerals and Cremations, Fairburn, Ga.

Mr. Clifford Aaron "Buck" Watts
Mr. Clifford Aaron "Buck" Watts, 71, of Banning Road, Whitesburg, Ga., died June 10, 2002 at his residence.

Mr. Watts, a native of Cleburne County, Ala., was born June 11, 1930, son of the late Grady Watts and Lodell Daniel Watts. Mr. Watts was a retired mechanic and was a member of the Banning Church of God. He was also a veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Watts is survived by his wife, Hazel Argo Watts of Whitesburg, Ga., daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Ben Pettey, Whitesburg; grandchildren, Amanda and Tara McMillan, Whitesburg; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Dover.

A funeral will be Wednesday, June 12, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Almon Funeral Home, Carrollton, with Rev. Robert Massey and Rev. J. M. "Buck" Jones officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Louise Holmes.

The family was receiving friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.

Pallbearers include Dennis Gresham, Keith Gresham, Dustin Gresham, David Gresham, Patrick Smith and Kenny Yancey. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Argo, Bobby Argo, Gerry Gresham, Ben Pettey, Brian Crews and Christopher Fleming.

Burial will be in the Banning Church of God cemetery.

Almon Funeral Home, Carrollton, Ga.

Mrs. Ruth Genevieve Collins
Mrs. Ruth Genevieve Collins, 81, of Haynie Road, Moreland, Ga., died June 10, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Collins was a housewife. She was born September 26, 1920, to Charles and Alta Russell in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newnan.

A funeral will be at Hillcrest Chapel in Newnan Wednesday, June 12 at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Delbert and Linda Collins, Gary A. Collins and Donald and Marlene Collins; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Ruth (Collins) and Duane Craig; brothers, Charles E. Russell Jr. and Raymond Boyer; sisters, Bernice Bolyard and Lola Mae White; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Higgens Funeral Home at Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Harry Thomas Grizzard
Mr. Harry Thomas Grizzard, 73, of Austin Road, Newnan, Ga., died Sunday, June 9, 2002 at Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital.

Mr. Grizzard was born July 7, 1928 in Coweta County to the late Harry and Velma Grizzard. He was a retired insurance salesman, having worked with United Life Insurance Company, and also worked at Sargent Mills. He was a member of Sargent Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Sue Grizzard; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Pam Simpson; daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie Grizzard, Tina and Tony McKoon, Anita and Nathan Ford, Cindy and Howard Shelnutt, Sharon and David Parker, Ann and Jimmy Costlow; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Grizzard and Ferrell and Horace Jones; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Grizzard; sister, Nell Jones; and grandson, Anthony McKoon.

Higgins Funeral Home at Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Aaron Massey
Former Coweta County Sheriff Aaron Massey, 79, of Newnan, Ga. died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Kinder Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

He was born November 29, 1922 in Meriwether County, son of the late John Aaron and Lillian Massey. He received his high school education in Meriwether County.

He came to Coweta County as a young man, employed with Banks Brothers General Merchandise for a number of years. During that time he continued his education in business administration.

Mr. Massey joined the Coweta County Police Department in 1959 and served as Chief of the Police Department for ten years. He served five years of that time also as Chief Juvenile and Probation Officer for the Juvenile Court. He was elected as Sheriff of Coweta County and took office January 1, 1969. He retired December 31, 1984, after serving 16 years as Coweta County Sheriff. During his career in police work, Mr. Massey attended many seminars at the University of Georgia, Georgia State College, West Georgia College, Sheriff's Association and the Police Academy.

After Sheriff Massey retired, he was employed with McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan.

He was a veteran of World War II, after serving in the United States Army. He was a member of Grantville Masonic Lodge, the Civitan Club, Board of Directors for the Newnan-Coweta County YMCA, Camp Chairman for Newnan-Coweta County Youth Association, Commissioner of Coweta Boy Scout Council and a member of the Girl Scout Council.

Mr. Massey was a member of Grantville Baptist Church for a number of years where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Training Union Sponsor, R.A. Counselor, taught Sunday School and was ordained a Deacon. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church for 25 years where he served as a Deacon. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Captain of the Usher Committee and Assistant Treasurer of the church.

He was married to Hazel Virginia Massey, who preceded him in death.

Surviving Mr. Massey are his wife Freda W. Massey of Newnan; daughters, Mrs. Brenda Floyd and husband Richard of Newnan, Kathy Rush and husband Larry of Stone Mountain, Ga.; son, George Aaron Massey Jr. and wife Debbie of Newnan; stepdaughters, Karan Rawlins of Arlington, Texas, Renee Rawlins of Hogansville, Ga.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Christine Todd of Chamblee, Ga., and Elaine Williams of Tucker, Ga.; brother, W. B. Massey of Grantville, Ga.

A funeral will be Wednesday, June 12 at 2 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church.

Visitation is at McKoon Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Massey's memory to the Georgia Sheriffs' Boys' Ranch, P.O. Box 100, Hahira, Ga. 31632.

McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.

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