Haisten Funerals and Cremations

At Haisten Funerals and Cremations, we have a long-standing tradition of serving middle-Georgia families that dates back to 1916. We offer excellence and the finest in professional service. Our caring staff welcomes you to a warm and friendly atmosphere at Haisten Funerals and Cremations. Whether you prefer a small gathering, a traditional funeral or an elaborate celebration, you can trust us to assist you in planning and honoring your final wishes. At Haisten Funerals and Cremations and Haisten at Eastlawn Memorial Park, we believe that every life is unique. Every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. We also offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. HAISTEN FUNERAL AND CREMATIONS Haisten opened its beautiful facility, located in McDonough, in 1993. The Haisten funeral home offers a large open foyer and three comfortable staterooms. Haisten's inspirational chapel features cathedral ceilings and seating for up to 290 guests. The building is surrounded by impressively landscaped grounds and includes an ample parking area. The staff at Haisten Funerals and Cremations takes pride in serving all cemeteries and all faiths. HAISTEN AT EASTLAWN MEMORIAL PARK Haisten at Eastlawn Memorial Park is a beautiful 34-acre perpetual care cemetery and is conveniently located a mile and a half from Haisten Funerals and Cremations. We offer a variety of choices for planning your family burial estate, including traditional ground burial, garden estates, mausoleum entombment, cremation niches and a special Veterans Garden for those who have served our country.


Our Obituaries

Mary Ruth Burley

April 1, 1932 - April 25, 2017

Mrs. Mary Ruth Burley, age 85 of McDonough, Georgia passed away April 25, 2017. She was born in Cedar Bluff, Alabama to the late Paul Abner and Polly Adeline Samples Green. She was preceded in death by brothers, John William, Milton, Calvin and Walter Green, grandson, Ashley Lewis, son in law, Lamar Lewis and a daughter in law, Lindy Lacey. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Morrow...
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Shirley Chitwood

April 17, 1936 - April 25, 2017

Mrs. Shirley Gay Chitwood, age 81, of Stockbridge, GA passed away April 25, 2017. Shirley was born in Marietta, GA the daughter of the late Gertrude Howard Gillham and Dock J. Gillham. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Angela J. Hill; and two grandchildren, Jeremy Moss and Ashley Hill. Shirley enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking, shopping, camping, fishing and...
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Raymond Francis Kilgallen

July 28, 1921 - April 22, 2017

Mr. Raymond Francis Kilgallen, age 95 of McDonough, Georgia passed away April 22, 2017. He was born in Manhattan, New York to the late John and Anna Drapal Kilgallen. Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Ethel Romaine Kilgallen and all of his siblings. He retired after over 20 years with the United States Army and then 20 years with NASA. He was a parishioner of St. James the Apostle...
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Carl Danny Dill

March 15, 1959 - April 22, 2017

Mr. Carl Danny Dill, Jr. age 58 of Hampton, Georgia passed away April 22, 2017. He was born in Gastonia, North Carolina to Beverly Ann Lineberger Dill and the late Carl Danny Dill, Sr. Danny retired after 34 years as an Air Traffic Controller for the FAA in Hampton. He loved to spend time with his family, going to the lake, boating and water skiing. He also enjoyed hunting, traveling, camping...
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Martha F. Hughes

October 15, 1932 - April 22, 2017

Mrs. Martha Faye Hughes, age 84, of Stockbridge, GA passed away April 22, 2017. Martha Faye was born in Tucker, GA the daughter of the late Minnie Kirkland Walker and Henly Clude Walker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Hughes; daughter, Belinda Freeman; grandson, Jeff Richards and several siblings. Martha Faye enjoyed spending time with family and friends, computer games, TV...
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David Kenneth DeFoor

November 1, 1962 - April 20, 2017

Mr. David Kenneth DeFoor, age 54 of Senoia, Georgia passed away April 20, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Dwight Kenneth and Patricia Ann Amos DeFoor. He owned and operated DeFoor Electric for many years. He loved spending time with his family and his granddaughter. He enjoyed watching movies, listening to good music, gazing at the moon and stars and playing his guitar. ...
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Lorie B. Casey

June 10, 1968 - April 19, 2017

Mrs. Lorie Beth Casey, age 48, of Jackson, GA passed away April 19, 2017. Lorie was born in Atlanta, GA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gail Cato and a son, Matthew Casey. Lorie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, motorcycles, the beach, flowers, being outside and taking care of her family. Survivors are her children, Alisha Hall of Jackson, Crystal Houk of Jackson, Kayla...
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Beatrice Seabolt Freeman

June 2, 1929 - April 19, 2017

Mrs. Beatrice Seabolt Freeman, age 87, of Hampton, GA passed away April 19, 2017. Mrs. Freeman was born in Cleveland, GA the daughter of the late Fannie Dockery Seabolt and Coleman Seabolt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garnett Floyd Freeman; great grandson, Austin Freeman; siblings, Gladys Biggs, Carey Rogers, Janie Gooch, Lillian Norris, Arnold and N. R. Seabolt. Mrs....
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Carole Barber Wingard

February 8, 1938 - April 17, 2017

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Opal Othela Leatherwood

January 31, 1924 - April 17, 2017

Mrs. Opal Othela Leatherwood, age 93 of Hampton, Georgia passed away April 17, 2017. She was born in Randolph County, Alabama to the late Alonzo Myles and Tommie Myrtice Allgood Medley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin H. Leatherwood and by 16 siblings and many nieces and nephews. She was a substitute teacher for over 20 years at Riverdale Elementary School. Mama or Sweet Aunt...
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Merle Adams Manders

December 7, 1936 - April 17, 2017

Mrs. Merle Adams Manders, age 80 of Stockbridge, Georgia passed away April 17, 2017. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Casey and Hazel Johnson Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Eugene James “Slick” Manders. Merle retired after 36 years with the City of Stockbridge and was a member of the Hampton First Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time...
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Noel E. Gibson

May 19, 1922 - April 15, 2017

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Donald Stewart Bennington

May 27, 1945 - April 14, 2017

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Joseph Freddy Wiggins

August 11, 1948 - April 13, 2017

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Harold Carter

August 22, 1923 - April 11, 2017

Mr. Harold Carter, age 93, of McDonough, GA passed away April 11, 2017. Mr. Carter was born in Porterdale, GA, the son of the late Minnie Preston Carter and Raymond Gordon Carter. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Beatrice (Bea) Carter.He lived most of his life in Henry County and was drafted into the U. S. Army at the age of 19 where he served three plus years in WWII...
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Morris Glynn Smith

August 7, 1931 - April 7, 2017

Mr. Morris Glynn Smith, age 85, of McDonough, GA passed away April 7, 2017. Mr. Smith was born in Atlanta, Ga the son of the late Mary Magdaline Dotson Smith and Rev. Oscar Elijah Smith. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Smith. Mr. Smith served his country in the US Army from 1950 – 1953. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school and served...
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Jefferson Willie Freeland

April 16, 1941 - April 6, 2017

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Victor Earl Anderson

May 24, 1946 - April 5, 2017

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Cathy Thompson Beck

March 5, 1960 - April 5, 2017

Mrs. Cathy Thompson Beck, age 57, of Morrow, GA passed away April 5, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Cathy was born in Atlanta, GA. She worked most of her working career at Southeastern Freight Lines as a rate clerk. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, football, especially being a Georgia Bulldog Fan. Cathy loved animals, shopping, Mexican food and spoiling her grandson....
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Lynette Marie Sherer

July 6, 1956 - April 5, 2017

Mrs. Lynette Marie Sherer, age 60, of Locust Grove, GA passed away April 5, 2017. Lyn was born in Lansing, MI. She served her country and retired with the US Marines in 1991. Lyn continued her education and received her Master’s Degree and taught English for Henry County High School for five years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, volunteering, horseback riding, riding...
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Lynn Johnson Hubler

June 22, 1949 - April 3, 2017

Mrs. Lynn Johnson Hubler, age 67 of McDonough passed away April 3, 2017. She was born in Albany, Georgia to the late Maxwell and Evelyn Ann Ammons Johnson. She was a graduate of Albany High School, Class of 1967, Albany College and Grady Memorial Hospital School of Radiology. She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Greg Hubler; daughters, Leah Elizabeth ...
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Reba Nell Woodie

December 26, 1931 - April 3, 2017

Reba Nell Hall Woodie, age 85, of McDonough, GA, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017. She was born in Elmore County, AL, to the late John Howard and Virgie Mae Matthews Hall. Reba was an Air Force wife, who followed her husband for 23 years and raised six children. She and her husband retired from the military life and moved back to Montgomery where she joined the Base Supply team at Maxwell...
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Arn Kav

June 15, 1966 - April 3, 2017

Mr. Arn Kav, age 50 of McDonough, Georgia passed away April 3, 2017. He was born in Cambodia to the late Lee Kav and Leng Chhoy. Arn was a family man who adored his daughter and enjoyed taking vacations, fishing and the outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Touch Mam; daughter, Kaylee Kav; siblings, Yin Kav, Jame Kav and Var Kav; nieces and nephew, Christiana Kav, Loren Kav, Alexandria Kav and...
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Frances Pendley Brooks

April 18, 1928 - April 3, 2017

Mrs. Frances Irene Pendley Alexander Brooks, age 89 of McDonough, Georgia passed away April 3, 2017. She was born in McDonough, Georgia to the late Benjamin Franklin and Maude Woodward Pendley. Frances was preceded in death by her husbands, Joe Clower Alexander and Murphy Candler Brooks and by step sons, Phillip Brooks and Eugene Brooks, a grandson, Joseph Petit and all of her siblings. ...
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James Robert Dietz

March 12, 1934 - April 1, 2017

Mr. James Robert “Jimmy” Dietz, age 83 of Stockbridge, Georgia passed away April 1, 2017. He was born in Ringgold, Georgia to the late Max Myron and Minta Irene Key Dietz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Rose Stoner Dietz, brother, Charlie Dietz, sister, Marian Handley and a nephew, Robert Darnell. Jimmy faithfully served his country in the United States Army. He...
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Alvin Fletcher Kell

February 4, 1935 - April 1, 2017

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Barbara Sparks Clark

November 29, 1933 - April 1, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Sparks Clark, age 83, of Locust Grove, GA passed away April 1, 2017. Mrs. Clark was born in Cullman, AL, the daughter of the late Mary Ann Isbell Sparks and Charles Howard Sparks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James “Jay” E. Clark and a brother, Rodney Sparks. Mrs. Clark was a member of First Baptist Church of Locust Grove where she sang in the choir and...
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Mary Trudell Selfridge

April 19, 1928 - March 31, 2017

Mrs. Mary Trudell Rape Selfridge, age 88, of McDonough, GA passed away March 31, 2017. Mrs. Selfridge was born in McDonough, GA the daughter of the late Nena Cleo Crowell and Alton Henry Rape. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Wyatt Selfridge and a brother, Clifford Rape. She was a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church. Mrs. Selfridge enjoyed spending time with...
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Mark Vernon Roberts

November 4, 1960 - March 29, 2017

Mark Vernon Roberts, age 56, of Locust Grove, GA passed away March 29, 2017. Mark was born in Bronx, NY. He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Hogan Roberts.Mark was the co-host of the Wright Ways Radio Sunday Fellowship Prayer Service. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, broadway plays, dining out, traveling, Manhattan, and the dog park with his dog “Carson”...
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Joseph William Hernandez

February 8, 1990 - March 29, 2017

Joseph William Hernandez, Jr., age 27, of Locust Grove, GA passed away March 29, 2017. Joey was born in Miami, Florida and was preceded in death by his sister, Jocelyn Hernandez; grandfather, Grady Beall; grandmothers, Betty Floyd and Estella Hernandez.Joey enjoyed spending time with family and friends, mini golf, bowling, playing the game, “Call of Duty”, eating out, and working hard...
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Carrol Bruce Keeter

July 28, 1934 - March 28, 2017

Mr. Carrol Bruce Keeter, age 82, of Stockbridge, GA passed away March 28, 2017. He was born in Spartanburg, SC the son of the late Virginia Nix Keeter and Ralph Keeter.Bruce enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, golf, photography, sports, and religious tapes and music. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.Survivors are his wife of 39 years, Jeanette Keeter of Stockbridge;...
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June Marilyn Hopper

November 4, 1938 - March 28, 2017

Mrs. June Marilyn Hopper, age 78 of Mt. Airy, Georgia, formerly of Forest Park passed away March 28, 2017. She was born in Villa Rica, Georgia to the late Claude and Clara Nell Waldrop Bivins. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Carroll Hopper, Sr., daughter, Vickie Lynn Hopper, grandson, Johnathan Hopper and her siblings, Virgie Driver, Fred Bivins and Ralph Bivins. June was a...
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Mary Belle Lilley

March 2, 1931 - March 28, 2017

Mrs. Mary Belle Lilley, age 86 of McDonough, Georgia passed away March 28, 2017. She was born in Powder Springs, Georgia to the late Albert Henry and Esther Angeline Hardy Thackston. After the death of her father, she was raised by her mother and step-father, Edgar Renfroe. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, crocheting and flowers. She was...
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Gregory Max Hinton

December 27, 1951 - March 27, 2017

Mr. Gregory Max Hinton, age 65, of McDonough, Ga passed away March 27, 2017. Greg was born in Cairo, GA the son of the late Burma Cee Willis Hinton and Jack Vernon Hinton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Hinton.Greg was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. He owned and operated Hinton Auto Transport. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, and his...
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Laurie Smith Mobley

May 6, 1913 - March 26, 2017

Mrs. Laurie Smith Mobley, age 103, passed away March 26, 2017. Mrs. Mobley was born in McDonough, the daughter of the late Eula Green Smith and Joseph John Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Toombs Morgan Mobley; grandson, Douglas Morgan Gissendaner; siblings, Troy, Horace, D. J. and Bob Smith, Mary Jo Anderson and Dot Reid.Mrs. Mobley was a devoted homemaker, who enjoyed...
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Michael Edward Reid

April 15, 1971 - March 24, 2017

Officer Michael Edward Reid, age 45 of McDonough, Georgia passed away March 24, 2017. He was born in Mobile, Alabama to Judith Ann Middleton Reid and the late John Edward Reid. Mike graduated from Satsuma High School, Class of 1989. He worked for the Henry County Police Department for 18 years and was a parishioner of Abiding Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hampton. Mike was active in the...
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Patricia Chamlee

March 29, 1943 - March 24, 2017

Mrs. Patricia Holder Chamlee, age 73, of Locust Grove, GA passed away March 24, 2017. Mrs. Chamlee was born in Monroe, Georgia and worked for Walton Mill Textiles for 32 years. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Stockbridge. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, her church, traveling, singing, and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in...
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Ruby Maud Segre

February 27, 1947 - March 23, 2017

Ruby Maud Segre nee Griffiths Resident of 306 Nandina Lane in McDonough, GA, 30253, died on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at the Peidmont Hospital, Georgia.Born on Thursday, 27th February 1947 in the rural farming community of Strath-Down, Treadways, St. Catherine, Jamaica to mother Marian Minzie-Francis and father Clarence Griffiths. She received elementary education at the Bermaddy Primary School....
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Samuel Paul McClain

January 9, 1969 - March 23, 2017

Mr. Samuel “Sam” or “Bubba Sammy” Paul McClain, age 48, of Stockbridge, GA passed away March 23, 2017. Sam was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He owned and operated his business, Matrix System under the Blind Vendors Program. Sam never met a stranger, and was known for his outgoing personality and making everyone feel important and mentoring to other blind individuals. Sam...
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Harbin Lee Pearson

November 14, 1935 - March 22, 2017

Mr. Harbin Lee Pearson, age 81, of Conyers, GA passed away March 22, 2017. Mr. Pearson was born in Adairsville, GA the son of the late Ruby Head Pearson and William Pearson. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Harold and James Pearson. Mr. Pearson enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing golf, traveling, cruises, the stock market, and yardwork. He retired from the US Air...
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James Garland Rolader

September 15, 1937 - March 21, 2017

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Samuel Dee Wilbert

June 5, 1981 - March 20, 2017

Samuel Dee Wilbert, age 35, of McDonough, GA passed away March 20, 2017. Sam was born in Winter Garden, FL. He graduated from Romulus High School Class of 2000. Sam had retired from the US Army in June of 2016 with 15 plus years of service earning Afghanistan Campaign Medals/2, Iraq Campaign medal w/four campaign stars, Army commendation medal (4th Award), Army achievement deal (3rd Award),...
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Thomas Ruskin McConnell

November 11, 1930 - March 19, 2017

Mr. Thomas Ruskin McConnell, Jr. age 86 of McDonough, Georgia passed away March 19, 2017. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina to the late Thomas Ruskin McConnell, Sr. and Lula Mabel Littlejohn McConnell. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack McConnell. Tom faithfully served his country in the United States Army. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from...
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James Fred Horton

July 17, 1931 - March 18, 2017

Mr. James Fred Horton, age 85 of Locust Grove, Georgia passed away March 18, 2017. He was born in Emmanuel County, Georgia to the late James Robert and Essie Mae Smith Horton. James was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. He retired after 21 years with Carolina Freight and enjoyed spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Annie Irwin Horton; children...
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Pun Son Pak

September 19, 1922 - March 17, 2017

Mrs. Pun Son Pak “Susanna Kim”, age 94 of Stockbridge, Georgia passed away March 17, 2017. She was born in Pusan, South Korea to the late Jae Kyun Kim and Ka Dong Lee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sa Yoon. She had a tough life, was big hearted and never turned anyone away. She was a devoted mother whom had many friends. In Korea, she was a community leader and...
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Dorothy McGough Knott

October 8, 1924 - March 16, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy McGough Knott, “Mama Dot”, age 92, of Jenkinsburg, GA passed away March 16, 2017. Mrs. Knott was born in Jenkinsburg, the daughter of the late Bessie Corine Pelt McGough and George Dewey McGough. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Stephens Knott. Mrs. Knott was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson and very active in her Sunday School Class. She...
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Eneida Adrianna BENSON

November 11, 1950 - March 13, 2017

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David Eugene Kinchen

February 27, 1946 - March 12, 2017

Mr. David Eugene Kinchen, age 71 of McDonough, Georgia passed away March 12, 2017. He was born in Columbus, Georgia to the late Newton Ray and Frances Adams Kinchen. He was preceded in death by sisters, Sue Kinchen Jones, Donna Kinchen Hart and Shirley Kinchen. He retired after 31 years with Bellsouth and attended Turner United Methodist Church. He was known as David and Dave to his co...
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Belinda Sue Benson

October 3, 1964 - March 11, 2017

Ms. Belinda Sue Benson, age 52 of Jackson, Georgia passed away March 11, 2017. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late George William Granato and Charlotte Ann Keaton. She was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Johnson. Belinda was a member of the First Baptist Church of High Falls. She was a kind hearted beautiful soul who was always thinking of others. She had worked for the...
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Gary Lee Cain

July 4, 1948 - March 10, 2017

Mr. Gary Lee “Duck” Cain, age 68 of McDonough, Georgia passed away March 10, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Ocie Horace and Caroline Virginia Singleton Cain. Duck was a mechanic for 30 years and enjoyed watching TV, NASCAR, football, Little League games and playing jokes and scaring people. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hester Cain; children, Terry (Natalie)...
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Theresa Ann Davis

October 6, 1961 - March 10, 2017

Mrs. Theresa Ann Davis, age 55 of Locust Grove, Georgia passed away March 10, 2017. She was born in Miami, Florida to the late Joyce Elizabeth Pinner. She was preceded in death by her aunt, Irene Zeppetos that she cherished as her mother. Theresa attended Miami Dade College. She loved working with the children at Kids Connection and also worked for Pace’s Restoration. She had attended...
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Margaux Lenz McGinnis

July 25, 1981 - March 9, 2017

Margaux McGinnis grew up in Atlanta and attended Oglethorpe University. She was courageous, had a great sense of humor, loved life and made everyone who met her smile. She was successful in the banking industry. She loved animals all her life. She was especially fond of riding horses and was involved in animal rescue. She especially loved her dog, Nanook, who preceded her in death. She is...
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Janet Russell Shellnutt

August 5, 1954 - March 7, 2017

Mrs. Janet Russell Shellnutt, of McDonough, GA passed away March 7, 2017. Janet was born in Fulton County the daughter of the late, Talitha Minter Russell and Grover Lamar Russell.Janet worked for the State of Georgia and for the Henry County Election Office as director of elections. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking, camping, fishing, flower gardening, and politics. ...
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Frances Marie Starke

November 11, 1945 - March 6, 2017

Mrs. Frances Marie Starke, age 71, better known to family and friends as “Baby Marie”, passed away March 6, 2017. Marie was born in Wicomico Church, VA, the daughter of the late Frances Virginia Lyles Cain and Linwood Shakespeare Cain Sr. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Linwood Cain Jr. and Dr. Carley Cain. Frances enjoyed spending time with family and friends, serving...
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Dylan Edward Thompson

April 27, 1992 - February 26, 2017

Mr. Dylan Edward Thompson, age 24 of Newnan, Georgia passed away February 26, 2017. He was born in Riverdale, Georgia to Glenn Edward and Ona Leah McIntyre Thompson. Dylan graduated from Ola High School, Class of 2010 and was attending West Georgia Technical College. He was employed by Lowe’s in Newnan and enjoyed football, fishing, music and mastering his Play Station. He was preceded...
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Edna Arline McCoy

February 22, 1942 - February 24, 2017

Mrs. Arline McCoy, age 75, of McDonough, GA passed away February 24, 2017. Mrs. McCoy was born in Atlanta, GA the daughter of the late Edna Pearl Funderburk Haygood and Noble Johnson Haygood. Mrs. McCoy enjoyed spending time with family and friends, taking care of her husband and family, gardening, canning, Disney, and Fox News. Survivors are her loving husband of 50 plus years, Thomas McCoy of...
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Misty Diane Dean

April 25, 1975 - February 23, 2017

Miss Misty Diane Dean, age 41, of McDonough, GA passed away February 23, 2017. Misty was born in Riverdale, GA the daughter of the late Caroline Ellen Kelly Dean and Clyde Eugene Dean. She was also preceded in death by a nephew, Kenny McKee. Misty graduated from Henry County High School Class of 1995. She was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and had been employed with Kroger where she enjoyed...
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Julianne Dennis

October 14, 1971 - February 21, 2017

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David Eugene Ward

April 13, 1954 - February 21, 2017

Mr. David Eugene Ward Sr., age 62, of Greenville, GA, formerly of McDonough passed away February 21, 2017. David was born in Atlanta, GA. He was the adopted son of the late Betty Elizabeth Skidmore Ward and Ralph E. Ward. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, motorcycles, traveling, scuba diving, fishing, and video games. David and some of his friends made the genius book of world...
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Linda Hand Albertson

April 11, 1941 - February 19, 2017

Mrs. Linda Hand Albertson, age 75, of Ellenwood, Georgia passed away February 19, 2017. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Henry Floyd and Florence Ella Pace Hand. She graduated from Henry County High School, Class of 1959 and received an Associate’s Degree from the Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. Linda retired from the Department of the Army. She was a...
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Lonnie Vick Brown

June 4, 1941 - February 17, 2017

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Isaac Huston Joyner

August 26, 1928 - February 15, 2017

Mr. Huston Joyner, age 88, of McDonough, Ga passed away February 15, 2017. Huston was born in Henry County the son of the late Velna Gladys Hunt Joyner and Robert Emerson Joyner, Sr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert E. Joyner Jr. Huston was a faithful member of Stark United Methodist Church for 27 years. He retired from Gulf Oil / Gulf Chevron with 28 years of service. He...
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Peggy Webb Banks

September 30, 1934 - February 13, 2017

Mrs. Peggy Webb Banks, age 82 of McDonough, Georgia passed away February 13, 2017. She was born in Quitman, Georgia to the late Zack Rie and Mary Elizabeth Flowers Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Howard Banks, sisters, Gertrude Moye and Lillian Webb, brother, Zack Rie Webb, Jr. and by grandsons, Jason and Jonathan Banks. Peggy retired after 35 years with Southern Bell and...
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Ronnie Thomas Kimberly

September 25, 1958 - February 13, 2017

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Courtney Lyn Narey

March 27, 1976 - February 12, 2017

Miss Courtney Lyn Narey, age 40, of Jackson, GA passed away February 12, 2017. Courtney was born in Torrance, CA. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, her cat “Emma”, music, WWII History, the computer and was an avid reader. Survivors are her father and stepmother, Rick and Debby Narey of Jackson; mother, Jeanette Narey of San Antonio; aunts, uncles and cousins. ...
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Rene Lionel Reyes

May 10, 1956 - February 12, 2017

Mr. Rene L. Reyes, age 60 of McDonough, Georgia passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 12, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Clemente and Lois Dearing Reyes. Survivors include his sisters, Jean (John) Breedlove of McDonough, Yolanda (Charles) Claxton of Jackson and Anna Reyes of Newnan; brothers, James (Yolanda) Todoroff of Ohio and Randy Reyes of Meansville; several...
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James Larry Carlile

January 21, 1961 - February 10, 2017

Mr. James Larry Carlile, age 56 of Locust Grove, Georgia passed away February 10, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Larry and Sybil Stansell Carlile. Larry graduated from Henry County High School, Class of 1979. He had been employed with multiple paving companies and most recently with Ken Foods. Larry enjoyed motorcycles, the outdoors, time with friends at the lake; but most...
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Jerry Neal Flowers

November 26, 1946 - February 8, 2017

Mr. Jerry Neal Flowers, age 70 of Riverdale, Georgia passed away February 8, 2017. He was born in Abbeville, Alabama to the late Voncile and Cecil Flowers. Jerry was preceded in death by siblings, Lola Susan Flowers, Stephen Adair Flowers and Wallace Charles Flowers. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was retired from Allied Universal and was...
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Emmett Louis Dorris

September 24, 1938 - February 7, 2017

Mr. Emmett Louis “Lou” Dorris, Jr., age 78 of Locust Grove, Georgia passed away February 7, 2017. He was born in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Margaret Rebecca Hutchenson Dorris and Emmett Louis Dorris, Sr. and was raised in Detroit and Farmington, Michigan. Lou was in concrete sales for over 40 years, having retired from Wayne Davis Concrete. He was a member of the Locust...
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Richie Greer Odom

November 26, 1943 - February 6, 2017

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Hazel Lucille Snyder

July 16, 1925 - February 5, 2017

Mrs. Hazel Lucille Snyder, age 91 of Hampton, Georgia passed away February 5, 2017. She was born in Farmersville, Illinois to the late Lyman Russell Henry, Sr. and Cecil Lucille VanGieson Henry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Russell Snyder, Jr. and by her brother, Lyman Alvin Henry, Jr. Hazel was a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church and the Busy Bee Quilter’s Club. ...
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Daphne June Bartley

June 12, 1937 - February 4, 2017

Daphne Bartley, a resident of McDonough GA area since 2003, died Saturday, February 4th at Piedmont Henry Hospital. Born in 1937 in Portland (Long Road) Jamaica, she moved to Nottingham, England along with her cousins in the winter of 1955, where she met and married Marcus Owen Harrison in 1956 and had five children, Sylvia, Jennifer, Michael (Deceased), Christopher & Christine. Except for...
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Allen David Cook

March 7, 1944 - February 2, 2017

Mr. Allen David Cook, age 72, of Lawrenceville, GA. formerly of Brooks, passed away February 2, 2017. Mr. Cook was born in Atlanta, GA the son of the late Gladys Carter Cook. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, serving his God, fishing, hunting, playing the guitar, gunsmith and repairing cars. He worked most of his working career in business for himself at Tubs and Tops...
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Ethelyn Chaffin Steele

December 8, 1924 - February 2, 2017

Mrs. Ethelyn Chaffin Steele, age 92, of Hampton, Georgia passed away on February 2, 2017. Mrs. Steele was born in Hampton, Georgia the daughter of the late Nora Amelia Foster Chaffin and William Lawrence Chaffin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Julius Steele and siblings, Genelle Chaffin Brand, Edward Chaffin, and Howard Chaffin.Mrs. Steele has been a member of Mt. Carmel...
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Adolfo Ernesto Ruiz

January 14, 1999 - February 1, 2017

Adolfo Ernesto Ruiz, age 18, of Hampton, GA passed away February 1, 2017. Adolfo was a senior at Hampton High School. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, video games, and hunting. Survivors are his parents, Jerry and Amirelles Ruiz of Hampton; siblings, Grace, Jerry, Ryan, Joseph and Genesis; grandmother, Angelic Peralto of New York. The family will receive friends at the funeral...
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Robert Lee Bethea

July 27, 1943 - January 29, 2017

Mr. Robert Lee Bethea, Jr., age 73 of McDonough, Georgia passed away January 29, 2017. He was born in Mobile, Alabama to the late Robert Lee Bethea, Sr. and Lucille Agee Bethea. Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Ann Wiggins Bethea and by siblings, Melarnea Lynch, Lillie Mae Bethea and Albert Bethea.Robert graduated from Blount High School of Pritchett, Alabama, Class...
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John Allen Taylor

November 10, 1943 - January 26, 2017

Mr. John Allen Taylor, age 73 of McDonough, Georgia passed away January 26, 2017. He was born in Hodges, SC to the late William Henry and Mammie Elizabeth Hill Taylor. He was preceded in death by siblings, Bill Taylor, Susan Hogan, Estelle Wright and Clara Wright and by a son in law, Hop Mosel. Allen worked for Jodeco Body Shop for 17 years and was a member of the Henry Baptist Church. He...
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Dustin Jack Holland

December 6, 1971 - January 25, 2017

Mr. Dustin Jack “Dusty” Holland, age 45, of Hampton, Georgia passed away on January 25, 2017. He was born in Decatur, Georgia to Jack Watson and Carol Gwen Perry Holland. Dusty graduated from Riverdale High School with the Class of 1989 and went on to receive his degree from Southern Crescent Technical College. He was baptized as a young boy at Riverdale First Baptist Church and was a...
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Catherine B. Durham

March 5, 1921 - January 19, 2017

Ms. Catherine B. Durham, age 95, of Locust Grove, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was born in Grayson County, Kentucky in 1921 to the late Almer and Hattie Bratcher. Catherine is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Winfrey Lee Durham: son; James Durham: grandsons; James Durham and Joseph Durham, as well as four siblings. Ms. Durham cherished all of her time...
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Charles Mackey Paul

July 8, 1940 - January 18, 2017

Mr. Charles Mackey Paul, age 76 of McDonough, Georgia passed away January 18, 2017. He was born in Shellman, Georgia to the late Ernest Lee and Sara Nora Lee Conley Paul. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gwendolyn Carswell. Charles owned and operated service station in the Atlanta area for fifty years and was a member of Southern Crescent Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman. ...
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Henrietta T. Johnson

February 17, 1935 - January 18, 2017

Ms. Henrietta Todd Johnson, age 81, of Hampton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. She was born in Groveland, Florida in 1935 to Jeff and Oma Todd. Her parents and all 12 of her siblings preceded her in death.Ms. Johnson cherished all of her time spent with family and friends. She worked in civil service for the US Department of Defense for over 40 years. Henrietta had a great...
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Teressa M. Campbell

September 23, 1962 - January 16, 2017

Mrs. Teressa M. “Teri” Campbell, age 54 of Stockbridge, Georgia passed away January 16, 2017. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Donna Annette Mills Powell and the late Bobby Jack Powell. Teri attended Christian Fellowship Church in Decatur and was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, fishing, trips to Tybee Island and playing Yahtzee. Survivors...
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Julian Cecil Hand

May 2, 1941 - January 16, 2017

Mr. Julian Cecil Hand, Jr., age 75 of McDonough, Georgia passed away January 16, 2017 at Southern Crescent Hospital for Specialty Care, Riverdale, Georgia. Mr. Hand was born in Fayette County on May 2, 1941 to the late Julian Hand, Sr. and the late Alberta Huckaby Hand. Mr. Hand was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation and Moreland Altobelli Engineering Firm. He was a member...
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Burney Ray Collins

July 19, 1927 - January 14, 2017

Rev. Burney Ray Collins, age 89 of McDonough, Georgia passed away January 14, 2017. He was born in Cobbtown, Georgia to the late Leonard and Sallie Collins. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Willie Mae Saturday Collins and by siblings, Gladstone Collins, Elton Collins, Christine Haynes, Lucille Williams, Vernon Collins and Eleene Powell. Ray faithfully served his...
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Albert Decker

September 10, 1932 - January 13, 2017

Albert Decker, 84, of Locust Grove, GA, formerly of Smyrna, GA, Cincinnati, OH, and Somerset, KY, passed away Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, after a battle with cancer.Albert was born Sept. 9, 1932, in Somerset, KY, the youngest child of Teddy Columbus Decker and Nora Cordelia Whitaker Decker. He graduated from Somerset H.S. in 1951. He was a Sgt. in the U.S. Army, 25th Div., serving in the Korean War,...
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Thomas John Frankic

October 23, 1945 - January 12, 2017

Mr. Thomas John Frankic, age 71, of McDonough, GA passed away January 12, 2017. Tom was born in Chicago, IL the son of the late Ann Sophie Konairz and Frank Frankic. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bud Frankic. Tom worked for IBM as a systems analyst for 49 years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, golf, and home improvement projects. He was a member of St....
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Richard Gerald Eubanks

January 3, 1937 - January 11, 2017

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Lucy Juanita Buice

March 2, 1927 - January 10, 2017

Mrs. Juanita Martin Buice, 89, of McDonough, Georgia passed away on January 10, 2017. She was born March 2, 1927 the daughter of the late Florrie Belle Wynn and Hugh Martin. Mrs. Buice was also preceded in death by her husband, Barnette Buice; siblings, John Tom Martin, Nell Martin Busbin, Gerald (Jerry) Martin, Lamar (Moty) Martin, Doris Martin Stubbs, and Marian Martin Rowan. Mrs. Buice is...
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Marshall Ernest Bramlett

May 15, 1936 - January 9, 2017

Mr. Marshall Ernest Bramlett, age 80 of McDonough, Georgia passed away January 9, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Willie and Doris Craig Higginbotham Bramlett. He was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Bramlett. He owned and operated Georgia Roofing and Metal Company for 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, going to the lake and had a great work ethic which...
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Andrea Mary Ellis

December 30, 1953 - January 5, 2017

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Tiffany Elizabeth Smith

October 24, 2013 - January 5, 2017

Tiffany Elizabeth Smith, age 3, of Locust Grove, Georgia was called to meet Jesus on January 5, 2017 after a strong fight against childhood cancer. She was born in Stockbridge, Georgia to Melissa and Chris Smith on October 24, 2013. Tiffany was a fun, vibrant little girl who never let her diagnosis of neuroblastoma take away her fun spirit. She was very active and loved to be playing, jumping,...
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Edna Whitaker

October 28, 1917 - January 3, 2017

Mrs. Edna Mae Huckaby Whitaker, age 99, of McDonough, GA passed away January 3, 2017. She was born in Spalding County the daughter of the late Tommie L. Hatton Huckaby and Otis R. Huckaby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Luther Whitaker, SR; son, Jim Whitaker and 12 siblings.Mrs. Whitaker enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, camping, sewing, crocheting,...
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Steven Ronald Pettite

April 16, 1957 - January 3, 2017

Mr. Steven Ronald Pettite, age 59, of McDonough, Georgia passed away on January 3, 2017. Steve was born in Atlanta, Georgia the son of the late Mable Frances McMullen Pettite and Jesse James Pettite. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Pettite and brother-in-laws, Robbie Brookins and John Wallace. Steve owned and operated his business Gas Pumps Unlimited. He enjoyed spending...
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Linda Gail Davis

September 13, 1948 - January 2, 2017

Mrs. Linda Gail Fowler Davis, age 68, of McDonough, GA passed away January 2, 2017. Linda was born in Ashburn, GA the daughter of the late Argia Leona Branch Fowler and Alton Griggs Fowler. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Darryl Lawrence Davis and a son, Darryl Heath Davis, and siblings, Mildred Powell, Ellis Fowler, Carson Fowler and Joe Fowler. Linda enjoyed spending time with...
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Lola Eugenia Russell

October 2, 1937 - January 2, 2017

Mrs. Lola Eugenia Russell, age 79 of Locust Grove, Georgia passed away January 2, 2017. She was born in Tampa, FL to the late Clifton and Ethyl Cook Cooke. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Louis Russell. She was a graduate of Montevallo in Alabama and Georgia Southwestern in Americus. She was a retired educator with 29 years of service with the Taylor County Board of Education....
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Larry Lester Ashbaugh

March 28, 1941 - January 1, 2017

Mr. Larry Lester Ashbaugh, age 75 of McDonough, Georgia passed away January 1, 2017. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho to the late Lester and Helen Carlman Ashbaugh. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Ashbaugh. Larry was an over the road truck driver, having retired from USF Freightways and then owning and operating L & E Express. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, yard work, and was...
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Susan Elliott Sanchez

December 19, 1955 - December 31, 2016

Mrs. Susan Elliott Sanchez, age 61 of Griffin, Georgia passed away December 31, 2016. She was born in Locust Grove, Georgia to the late Wayman Melvin Sweatt and Anne Elliott Lyle. She was preceded in death by brothers, John T. Lyle and Jeffrey Lewis Lyle. Susan was a member of the First Baptist Church of Orchard Hill. She enjoyed time with her family, crocheting and knitting. Survivors...
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Jewell Dean Harper

February 16, 1938 - December 30, 2016

Miss. Jewell Dean Harper, age 78 of Forest Park, Georgia passed away December 30, 2016. She was born in Crandall, Georgia to the late Howard Taft and Eula Lee Green Harper. She was preceded in death by a sister in law, Linda Harper and by brothers in law, Glen Woody and Ted Lewis. Jewell was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Forest Park. She worked many years for Pathway Bookstore and...
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Dorothy Lusk Iler

July 5, 1931 - December 30, 2016

Mrs. Dorothy Lusk Iler, age 85 of Mansfield, Georgia passed away December 30, 2016. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Roy Wesley and Ernestine Bessie Adkins Lusk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Albert Iler and a sister, Barbara Jean Daniels. Dot Dot, as she was known, had been employed by AT&T, the Riverdale Police Department and Riverdale Florist. She and her...
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Shirley Mae Rovira

January 5, 1940 - December 28, 2016

Mrs. Shirley Mae Rovira, age 76 of McDonough, Georgia, formerly of Connecticut, passed away December 28, 2016. She was born in Newport News, Virginia to the late Abraham and Bertha Williams Banks. Shirley retired in 1995 after 25 years with the New York City Department of Social Services as a Supervisor. She was a member of Bethesda Apostolic Church in New Britain, Connecticut. She enjoyed...
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