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

Johnny Lamar Smith

March 12, 1948 - December 7, 2017

Mr. Johnny Lamar Smith, age 69 of Hampton, Georgia passed away December 7, 2017. He was born in Porterdale, Georgia to the late Walter Lamar and Dorothy Lee Barclay Smith. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Lee Smith. Johnny faithfully served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He worked for 18 years for General Motors and another 18 years with...
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Mary Frances Breedlove

September 11, 1940 - December 7, 2017

Mrs. Mary Frances Breedlove, age 77, of McDonough, GA passed away December 7, 2017. Mrs. Breedlove was born in Atlanta, GA the daughter of the late Lucile Braden Brownlee and Lewis Andrew Brownlee. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Andy Brownlee and a sister, Beverly Baker.Mrs. Breedlove was a very active member of Bethany Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother...
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Annelle Scott Titshaw

May 16, 1935 - December 7, 2017

Mrs. Annelle Scott Titshaw, age 82, of McDonough, GA passed away December 7, 2017. Mrs. Titshaw was born in Smithville, GA the daughter of the late Agnes Smith Scott and Ernest Scott. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Guy Chapman Titshaw; a son, Gary Scott Titshaw; a son-in-law, Frank W. Epps; and siblings, Bobby Scott, Kenneth Scott, Minnie Ott, and Mattie Elder.Mrs....
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David Carl Gigowski

April 5, 1951 - December 4, 2017

Mr. David Carl Gigowski, age 66 of Jonesboro, Georgia passed away December 4, 2017. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Florence Renkiewicz Gigowski and the late Carl Gigowski. Dave was a graduate of Georgia Tech and worked for the FAA for 30 years. He was a member of the McDonough Christian Church and was part of the church music ministry. He was an avid scuba diver and a private pilot....
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Gerald Leonard Dennis

April 1, 1933 - December 4, 2017

Mr. Gerald Leonard Dennis, age 84 of McDonough, Georgia passed away December 4, 2017. He was born in Rome, Georgia to the late Leonard Oscar and Berma Edith Whitten Dennis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Wynell Key Dennis in 2008. Gerald faithfully served his country in the United States Army and was retired from United Airlines. He was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and enjoyed...
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William Lamar Russell

October 17, 1956 - December 3, 2017

William Lamar Russell “Bill”, age 61, of McDonough, Ga passed away December 3, 2017. Bill was born in Atlanta, Ga the son of the late Talitha Minter Russell and Grover Lamar Russell. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Janet Shellnutt.Bill enjoyed spending time with family and friends, spoiling his grandchildren, classic Rock N Roll music, astrology, watching baseball on TV,...
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Janice Carol Law

June 24, 1939 - December 3, 2017

Mrs. Janice Carol Lisk Law, age 78 of Rex, Georgia passed away December 3, 2017. She was born in Kannapolis, NC to the late James Monroe and Verna Mae Whitley Lisk. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Carl Larry Law, Sr. and by siblings, Judy, David, Sherrill and Ronnie. Janice worked for J.C. Penney’s for 31 years. She enjoyed time with her children and grandchildren,...
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Vivian Marie Boyles

August 31, 1929 - December 3, 2017

Mrs. Vivian Marie Boyles, age 88 of McDonough, Georgia passed away December 3, 2017. She was born in Summerville, Georgia to the late Ross Polk and Jessie Elrod Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Reginald Richard Boyles and her brother, Elmer Smith. Marie was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. A gathering will be held...
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Carmen Elyese Christensen

July 19, 1944 - December 3, 2017

Ms. Elyese Christensen, age 73, of McDonough, GA passed away December 3, 2017. Elyese was born in Atlanta, GA the daughter of the late Alma Jean Grogan Holbert and Leo Harold Holbert. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Edith Tant.Elyese enjoyed spending time with family and friends, music, her dogs, yard work and being dedicated to the Zoo. She retired from The Dian Fossey Gorilla...
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Barbara J. Adams

June 13, 1930 - December 1, 2017

Barbara Jackson Adams, age 87, of McDonough, GA passed away December 1, 2017. Mrs. Adams was born in Quitman, MS the daughter of the late Lettie Long Jackson and Roland Jackson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Adams Jr. and all six of her siblings. Mrs. Adams was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and active with the senior...
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Douglas Hinton Bonner

June 1, 1963 - November 29, 2017

Douglas Hinton Bonner, age 54, of McDonough, Ga passed away November 29, 2017. Doug was born in Atlanta, GA the son of the late Betty Anne Bunn Bonner and Olin Hinton Bonner. Doug was a devoted member of Bethany Baptist Church. He enjoyed all of the activities at the church with the youth and choir. Doug had an infectious smile and loved being around people, he liked country music and Varsity...
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Stephanie Nicole Thompson

October 1, 1985 - November 26, 2017

Ms. Stephanie Nicole Thompson, age 32 of Hampton, Georgia passed away November 26, 2017. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to James and Linda Dodgen Bunn. She was an Honor Graduate of Henry County High School, Class of 2004, Honor Graduate of Clayton State University, Class of 2008, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a 2016 graduate of Georgia State University with a Master’s of...
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James Harold Montgomery

May 29, 1945 - November 25, 2017

Mr. James Harold Montgomery, Jr., age 72 of Hampton, Georgia passed away November 25, 2017. He was born in Charlotte, NC to the late James Harold Montgomery, Sr. and Grace Pauline Helms Montgomery. He was preceded in death by his brother and sister, Paul Anthony Montgomery and Anne Hitchcock. Harold retired after 38 years as an aircraft mechanic with Delta Airlines. He was a member of Liberty...
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Helen E. Cowart

March 29, 1935 - November 25, 2017

Mrs. Helen Humphries Cowart, age 82, of McDonough, GA passed away November 25, 2017. Mrs. Cowart was born in Collins, Ga the daughter of the late Elizabeth Lewis Humphries and Gaylord Wilshire Humphries. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Talmadge Cowart; a son, Robert Darrel Cowart “Doby”; and siblings, Margaret Adams, Labina Doster, Willowdean Woods, Douglas...
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Hugh Douglas Morgan

June 21, 1941 - November 22, 2017

Mr. Hugh Douglas Morgan, age 76, of Locust Grove, GA passed away November 22, 2017. Doug was born in Atlanta, GA the son of the late Hugh and Eva Morgan. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Morgan.Doug enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing golf, fishing, and watching sports on TV. He was employed with Bell South for 32 years and was part of the Bell South...
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Frances Lord Bailey

July 8, 1932 - November 20, 2017

Mrs. Frances Lord Bailey, age 85, of McDonough, GA passed away November 20, 2017. Mrs. Bailey was born in Atlanta, GA the daughter of the late Beulah Pauline Neese Lord and James Andrew Lord. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Bedford Bailey; and siblings, Edward Lord, Jackie Swindell, O. L. Dean, Cecil Dean Lord, and Juanita Lawhon. Mrs. Bailey was retired as an accountant...
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Ricky Hollis Walls

December 19, 1954 - November 19, 2017

Mr. Ricky Hollis Walls, age 62, of McDonough, GA passed away November 19, 2017. Mr. Walls was born in Anniston, AL the son of the late Helen Gaines Walls and Herbert Hollis Walls. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Roxann Whitman Walls and sisters, Dorothy Webb and Peggy Brown. Mr. Walls enjoyed spending time with family and friends, riding motorcycles, camping, fishing and boating. ...
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JoAnn Turner McRae

February 21, 1935 - November 19, 2017

Mrs. JoAnn Turner McRae, age 82, of Hampton, GA passed away November 19, 2017. Mrs. McRae was born in Cumming, GA the daughter of the late Edith Thornton Turner and Egbert Turner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clyde McRae and a brother, Gerald Turner. Mrs. McRae enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, cooking, crafts and spoiling her grandchildren. ...
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Harley Thorwald Parrish

May 10, 1926 - November 19, 2017

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Janie Upchurch McGarity

August 13, 1918 - November 17, 2017

Mrs. Janie Upchurch McGarity, age 99 of McDonough, Georgia, passed away November 17, 2017. She was born in McDonough, Georgia, to the late Arthur Jefferson Upchurch, Sr. and Nora Lee Bowden Upchurch. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Florence Quinton McGarity, a grandson, Steve McGarity and by seven siblings, Pebble, Ralph, baby Grady, Grace, Orion, Frances, and Faye.She was a...
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James Allen Walden

January 15, 1926 - November 17, 2017

Mr. James Allen Walden, Jr., age 91 of McDonough, Georgia passed away November 17, 2017. He was born in Copper Hill, Tennessee to the late James Allen Walden, Sr. and Bessie Hall Walden. He was preceded in death by siblings, Jerry, Jack and Betty Walden. James faithfully served his country in the United States Army and was owner/operator of James Home Improvement Company for 50 years. James was a...
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Nancy Field Abbott

July 16, 1945 - November 16, 2017

Ms. Nancy Field Abbott, age 72 of McDonough, Georgia passed away November 16, 2017. She was born in Brazil to the late Howard Myers and Mabel Hatton Field. She was preceded in death by a special cousin, Ruth Lack. Nancy was a teacher in Henry County for 46 years and was a member of the McDonough First United Methodist Church. She loved to spend time with her daughters and grandchildren. ...
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Richard Arlen Hall

May 3, 1935 - November 16, 2017

Mr. Richard Arlen “Dick” Hall, age 82 of Fayetteville, Georgia passed away November 16, 2017. He was born in Elmira, NY to the late Ernest and Bertha Freelove Hall. He was preceded in death by sons, Jeffrey and Jason Hall and by a sister, Marjorie Ames. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army at the Central Intelligence Defense in Japan. Dick was a member of...
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Everett Lynn Lamb

July 3, 1944 - November 15, 2017

Mr. Everett Lynn Lamb, age 73 of McDonough, Georgia passed away November 15, 2017. He was born in Tylertown, Mississippi to the late Thomas Everett and Cammie Louise Walters Lamb. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Joyce Steele Lamb and a brother, Jeff Lamb. Lynn faithfully served in the Army National Guard and was retired after 25 years from Northwest Airlines. He enjoyed...
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George Thomas Panell

April 3, 1949 - November 9, 2017

Mr. George Thomas Panell, age 68, of Locust Grove, GA passed away November 9, 2017. George was born in Atlanta, GA the son of the late Delma Lorine Byrd Panell and Thomas Fitzhugh Panell. He was also preceded in death by sibling, Peggy Ann Ware, Brenda Panell, Eddie Panell and Doug Panell.George was a very simple laid back and easy going man who enjoyed spending time with family and friends and...
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Virgil E. Bourn

November 2, 1930 - November 9, 2017

Mr. Virgil Eugene Bourn Jr., age 87, of McDonough, GA passed away November 9, 2017. Mr. Bourn was born in Atlanta, GA the son of the late Elsie Hale Bourn and Virgil Eugene Bourn Sr. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Stewart Bourn and a brother, Elbert Bourn.Mr. Bourn enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going out to eat, golf, traveling, baseball and the Atlanta...
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Sandra Anne McCoy

February 12, 1936 - November 8, 2017

Mrs. Sandra Anne McCoy, age 81, of Locust Grove, GA passed away November 8, 2017. Mrs. McCoy was born in St. Clair, AL the daughter of the late Valeria and Homer Summerville. She was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Maddox and a sister, Joan Hunter.Mrs. McCoy enjoyed spending time with family and friends, having family gatherings, cooking, gardening, and traveling. She retired from Wells...
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Ronald Dale Dean

July 27, 1945 - November 8, 2017

Mr. Ronald Dale Dean, age 72, of Hampton, GA, formerly of Port Orford, OR passed away November 8, 2017. Mr. Dean was born in Saginaw, Michigan the son of the late Lillian Leona Turkish Dean and Miles Everett Dean. He was also preceded in death by siblings, June, Jack, Robert and Jerry Dean and a step daughter, Christina. Mr. Dean enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, gardening...
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James M. Simmons

December 14, 1921 - November 8, 2017

Mr. James Mason Simmons, age 95, of Jackson, GA passed away November 8, 2017. Mr. Simmons was born in Sparta, TN the son of the late Julie and Sam Simmons. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jane Dodson; son, Elvis Ray; granddaughter, Rebecca Simmons and all of his siblings.Mr. Simmons was known for being a simple man that enjoyed spending time with family and friends, yard sales...
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Vicki Denise Reece

September 3, 1956 - November 7, 2017

Mrs. Vicki Denise Kellar Reece, age 61, of McDonough, GA passed away November 7, 2017. Vicki was born in Atlanta, GA the daughter of the late Dorothy Virginia Robinson Kellar and Clyde Lewis Kellar. She was also preceded in death by several sibling, Sherrie Beauchene, Jerry Kellar, Ronnie Kellar, Patricia Kellar, and Cathy Phillips. Vicki enjoyed spending time with family and friends, shopping...
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Edna Mae Knight

September 17, 1929 - November 5, 2017

Mrs. Edna Mae Knight, age 88 of McDonough, Georgia passed away November 5, 2017. She was born in Locust Grove, Georgia to the late Gilbert Henley, Sr. and Corine Barnett Henley. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, William Haywood Knight and by her brother, Gilbert Henley, Jr. Edna was a graduate of McDonough High School, Class of 1946. She was a nurse for Dr. G.R. Foster, Jr...
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Leonard Earl Winkles

January 25, 1949 - November 5, 2017

Mr. Leonard “Earl” Winkles, age 68 of McDonough, Georgia passed away November 5, 2017. He was born in Bremen, Georgia to the late Clendon Leonard and Blondy Marie West Winkles. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lana Brimer Winkles, daughters, Jacquelyn Marie Winkles and Heather Leigh Winkles and by a brother, Kenneth Winkles. Earl retired after 42 years with AAA Digital...
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Anita M. Brymer

February 12, 1965 - November 2, 2017

Mrs. Anita M. Brymer, age 52 of Locust Grove, Georgia passed away November 2, 2017. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was raised by Jimmie Hester Nasworthy and the late Bobby Nasworthy. She was employed with Archway Transportation for 18 years and was of the Baptist faith. Anita enjoyed listening to music, writing, singing, dancing and was an avid reader. She especially loved to cook for...
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Roxanna Boggs White

September 5, 1958 - November 2, 2017

Mrs. Roxanna Boggs White, age 59, of McDonough, GA passed away November 2, 2017. Roxanna was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister who enjoyed doing for her family, riding motorcycles, going to the beach, sewing, cooking and being the HBIC at the White House. Roxanna was preceded in death by her father, Norman Terrance Boggs; brother, Aubrey...
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Helen Carol Dobbins

August 21, 1945 - October 31, 2017

Mrs. Helen Carol Dobbins of Stockbridge, Georgia passed away October 31, 2017. She was born in Hartsville, South Carolina to the late James Marion and Helen Marie Manders Smith. She was preceded in death by brothers, Hugh Rochelle Smith and Larry Mitchell Smith. Carol enjoyed spending time with her family, shopping, getting pampered and Easter egg hunting. She was the care taker for her...
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Edward James Ambrose

March 17, 1925 - October 29, 2017

Mr. Edward James Ambrose, age 92 of McDonough, Georgia passed away October 29, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Joseph and Maria Kozlowski Ambrose. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army during WWII under General Patton and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. Ed was a member of the Lake City Church of Christ and the American Legion. He enjoyed playing with...
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Mary Elsie Rape

February 11, 1938 - October 26, 2017

Mrs. Mary Elsie Holder Rape, age 79, of Locust Grove, GA passed away October 26, 2017. Mrs. Rape was born in McDonough, GA the daughter of the late Corene Elizabeth Evans Holder and Dewey Lee Holder. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Gene Holder. Mrs. Rape enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening, flowers, cooking and spoiling her grandchildren. Survivors...
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Mattie Lou Thackston

July 11, 1933 - October 26, 2017

Mrs. Mattie Lou Jones Thackston, age 84, of McDonough, GA passed away October 26, 2017. Lou was born in Dekalb County the daughter of the late Nellie Mae Oaks Jones and Joe Cephus Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnny William Thackston; daughter, Marie Sheppard; son, Wayne Thackston; and a grandson, Chad Sheppard; siblings, J. C. Jones, Weyman Jones, William Jones, Ethel...
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Jimmie Lee Fowler

May 21, 1935 - October 24, 2017

Mr. Jimmie Lee Fowler, SR., age 82, of McDonough, GA passed away October 24, 2017. Mr. Fowler was born in Resaca, GA the son of the late Robbie Lou Wilbanks Fowler and Joseph Clarence Fowler. He was also preceded in death by a brothMr. Jimmie Lee Fowler, SR., age 82, of McDonough, GA passed away October 24, 2017. Mr. Fowler was born in Resaca, GA the son of the late Robbie Lou Wilbanks Fowler and...
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Terry Harold Lehman

January 2, 1940 - October 23, 2017

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

January 10, 1940 - October 22, 2017

Mr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, age 77 of McDonough, Georgia passed away October 22, 2017. He was born in Palmerdale, Alabama to the late Oscar Gregory and Myrtle Isalone Everett Holmes. He was preceded in death by first wife, Betty Holmes and by brothers and a sister, Alva, Clyde, Lasiter, Durward, Ed and Troy Holmes and Josie Huddleston. He graduated from Huiett Trussville High School faithfully...
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Julian Robert James

November 2, 1970 - October 21, 2017

Mr. Julian Robert “Jesse” James, Jr., age 46 of Jackson, Georgia passed away October 21, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Annie Mariette Johnson James. Jesse graduated from Morrow High School, Class of 1988. He worked for T&M Heating and Air for 15 years. He enjoyed football, hunting, fishing, music, the outdoors, riding four wheelers and spending time with his children...
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Helen Allen Nail

August 27, 1934 - October 21, 2017

Mrs. Helen A. Nail, age 83, of McDonough, GA passed away October 21, 2017. Mrs. Nail was born in McDonough the daughter of the late Lucille Lofton Allen and Walter Welch Allen. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Inez Schwent and Jewell Dennis; and a brother, Morris Allen. Mrs. Nail enjoyed spending time with family and friends, crafts, cooking and cake decorating. She worked at Wesley...
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Agnes Fisher Beers

May 10, 1914 - October 20, 2017

Mrs. Agnes Fisher Beers, age 103, passed away October 20, 2017. Mrs. Beers was born in Henry County the daughter of the late Daisy Lee Lewis and Charles Stewart Fisher. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Fred L. Beers in 1988; stepsons, Fred L. Beers III and Robert Edward Beers; brothers, William Howard Fisher Sr., Jack Milton Fisher and Charles Lewis Fisher; and a sister,...
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Maria Teresa Timen

December 24, 1939 - October 17, 2017

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Margaret Elvira Ethridge

December 3, 1960 - October 17, 2017

Mrs. Margaret Elvira Ethridge, age 56 of Monticello, Georgia passed away October 17, 2017. She was born in Atlanta to Nathalie Elvira Matthews McClain and the late Shaw B. McClain, Jr. She was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Alan McClain. She attended Reinhardt College, was employed with H.B. Fuller for 25 years and was a member of the Locust Grove First Baptist Church. Margaret enjoyed...
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Faye Elizabeth McCoy

January 11, 1934 - October 17, 2017

Faye Elizabeth Exum McCoy of Morrow passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017 at the age of 83. A native of Hapeville, GA, she graduated from Hapeville High School, was a life-long member of Hapeville United Methodist Church, and went to work for Delta Airlines. She met and married Wayne McCoy, and they shared 60 wonderful years of marriage. She retired from State Farm Insurance Agency where...
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Richard Sims

March 5, 1946 - October 16, 2017

Richard Wesley Sims, age 71, of Locust Grove, GA passed away October 16, 2017. Richard was born in Griffin, GA the son of the late Ruth Elvira Aiken Sims and Charlie Patrick Sims. Richard graduated from Henry County High School Class of 1964. He retired from the Clerk’s Office, U. S. District Court with 31 years of service. He was an active member of Flippen United Methodist Church....
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John Thacker

April 26, 1946 - October 16, 2017

Mr. John Douglas Thacker, age 71, of Locust Grove, GA passed away October 16, 2017. John was born in Neon, KY the son of the late Danola Holbrook Cantrell and Millard Cantrell. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Billy Ray Thacker.John enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He graduated from John Marshall High School in Cleveland, OH and served his country in the US Marines. John...
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Dannie Herbert Lauer

August 29, 1954 - October 14, 2017

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Nancy Elizabeth Wright

March 2, 1949 - October 14, 2017

Ms. Nancy Elizabeth Wright, age 68 of Locust Grove, Georgia passed away October 14, 2017. She was born in Atlanta to the late Truman Taylor and Nellie Jo Mann Wright. She attended DeKalb Junior College and Tift College. Nancy had worked at Horse Town for several years, volunteered at the Atlanta Boxer Rescue and enjoyed horses. Survivors include her children, Steve John (Lois) Merka of San...
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Bernice Stroud

October 11, 1957 - October 13, 2017

Ms. Bernice Stroud, age 60 of McDonough, Georgia passed away October 13, 2017. She was born in McDonough to the late Tommy Will and Gennie Mae Brooks Stroud. She was preceded in death by her companion, Herman Gardner, children, Stan Stroud and Gelda Stillwell, siblings, Tommy James Stroud, Stanley Stroud, Terry Stroud, Darryl Stroud and Gwendolyn Griffin. Bernice had worked as a custodian for...
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Bernice Revis

June 26, 1935 - October 12, 2017

Mrs. Bernice Maddox Revis of Hampton, Ga. passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the age of 82. Mrs. Revis was born on June 26, 1935 in Clayton County GA. She is preceded in death by her parents Mr. Tom Maddox and Cora Lang Maddox. Her husband James Alvin Revis. Her brothers, Grady Maddox, J.T. Maddox and Bobby Maddox; sisters, Lucy Higdon and Blanche Maddox, her son...
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Marvin David Howard

July 7, 1952 - October 11, 2017

Mr. Marvin David Howard, age 65 of Jackson, Georgia passed away October 11, 2017. He was born in Macon, Georgia to Willie Dee Walker Howard and the late Marvin Bruce Howard. He was preceded in death by the father that raised him, Robert Elkins. David retired after over 30 years with J.C. Penney’s, worked many years as a handy man and had been currently working at High Falls State Park. ...
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William Roland Dudley

March 27, 1934 - October 10, 2017

Mr. William “Billy” Roland Dudley, age 83 of McDonough, Georgia passed away October 10, 2017. He was born in Chireno, Texas to the late Leland and Bonnie Dell Layton Dudley. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and John Dudley and his loving Yorkie, Pasha. Billy faithfully served his country in the United States Army, retiring after 21 years. He retired a second time...
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Warren Ray Kinney

April 17, 1930 - October 7, 2017

Warren R. Kinney, 87, was called home on October 7th, 2017 in Stockbridge, GA. He was born April 17th, 1930 in Guthrie, OK to Harry and Hazel Kinney. He was an ARMY veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a Communications services technician for AT and T until his retirement. He was a member of the McDonough Presbyterian Church.He is preceded in death by parents, siblings and his bride, Betty...
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Beverly Ann Rogula

July 14, 1935 - October 7, 2017

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Louise Ooten Laskey

May 30, 1943 - October 6, 2017

Mrs. Louise Ooten Laskey, age 74, of Locust Grove, GA passed away October 6, 2017. Mrs. Laskey was born in Oneida, TN the daughter of the late Elma Lee Chambers Elkins and Milford Ooten.Mrs. Laskey was retired from AAFES where she worked most of her career as a warehouse supervisor. She attended West Sunnyside Church. Mrs. Laskey enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, playing...
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Terry Dale Harp

March 21, 1941 - October 5, 2017

Mr. Terry Dale Harp Sr., age 76, of McDonough, GA passed away October 5, 2017. Terry was born in Birmingham, AL the son of the late Elizabeth Ann Allison Harp and John Pate Harp. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Benny Harp.Terry was a member of McDonough First Baptist Church, the Henry County Shrine Club and the Hampton Masonic Lodge #70. He enjoyed spending time with family and...
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William H. Packard

January 2, 1925 - October 5, 2017

Mr. William Hayward Packard SR., age 92, of Locust Grove, GA passed away October 5, 2017. Mr. Packard was born in Cleveland, OH the son of the late Fay Henderson Packard and Fred Packard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Natalie Larbig Packard; and siblings, James Packard, Delores Flachbart, Robert Packard, Richard Packard and Florence Carroll. Mr. Packard enjoyed spending time with...
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Richard Dwayne Foster

September 23, 1960 - October 3, 2017

Mr. Richard Dwayne Foster, age 57 of Jonesboro, Georgia passed away October 3, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Richard Lamar Foster and the late Alyce Maxine Osborne Foster. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alan Roy Foster. Dwayne is survived by his father, Richard Foster; sister Cheryl (Dan) Camp of McDonough; aunt, Sue Foster of Lake City; uncle, Jim Foster of Barnesville;...
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Peggy N. Northcutt

May 7, 1955 - October 3, 2017

Mrs. Peggy Nan Bailey Northcutt, age 62, of McDonough, GA passed away October 3, 2017. Peggy was born at Fort McPherson, GA the daughter of the late Polly Jean Pounds and William Eugene Bailey. Peggy was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, spoiling her grandchildren, being a caregiver for her mother, cooking, bowling, dancing and NASCAR. Survivors are her...
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Sammy R. Piper

October 1, 1929 - October 3, 2017

Mr. Sammy R. Piper, age 88, of McDonough, GA passed away October 3, 2017. Mr. Piper was born in Covington, GA the son of the late Fanny Lou Smith Piper and Aubrey Chester Piper. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Eunice Rosser; a brother, Julian Piper and a daughter, Rebecca Wheeler.Mr. Piper enjoyed spending time with family and friends, his tractor, farming, gardening, riding his...
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Mary H. Kendrick

May 26, 1929 - October 3, 2017

Mrs. Helen Harrison Kendrick , age 88, of McDonough, GA passed away October 3, 2017. Mrs. Kendrick was born in Athens, TN the daughter of the late Julia Taylor Harrison and Dowdle Olin Harrison. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Dolphus Kendrick as well as all of her siblings. Mrs. Kendrick enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going out to eat, cooking and her...
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Phillip Powell

September 7, 1946 - September 30, 2017

Phillip Powell Sr. was born to the late James and Myrtle Powell, September 7, 1946 in Churchland, Virginia. He died on September 30, 2017 with his wife Gracie by his side. After graduating from Crestwood High School, Phil attended Norfolk State University and studied Physics. He received Master’s degrees from Central Michigan University and St. Leo University. From 1966 - 1977,...
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JoAnn Brannen Gay

December 2, 1934 - September 28, 2017

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Paulette Lebel Snyder

June 26, 1948 - September 27, 2017

Mrs. Paulette Lebel Snyder, age 69, of Stockbridge, GA passed away September 28, 2017. Paulette was born in Springfield, IL the daughter of the late Eva LeConte Lebel and Max Lebel. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Florence Corlas and a brother, Max Lebel. Paulette enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, being a devoted military wife and yard sales. She graduated...
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Frankie Ovaleen Brown

September 10, 1928 - September 27, 2017

Mrs. Frankie Ovaleen Hobby Brown, age 89, of McDonough, GA passed away September 27, 2017. Granny Hobby better known to her friends and family was born in White, GA the daughter of the late Pearl King Mewborn and Robert S. Mewborn. She was also preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Jesse Hobby; daughter, Cecila Hobby and several siblings. Granny Hobby enjoyed cooking and...
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Rochelle Marie Eaton

November 15, 1975 - September 25, 2017

Mrs. Rochelle Marie Eaton, age 41, of Griffin, GA. passed away September 25, 2017. Rochelle was born in Fulton County and graduated from Henry County High School class of 1994. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, loving her animals, music, people and thoroughly enjoyed living life to the fullest. She attended Eagles Landing Baptist Church – Griffin Campus.Survivors are her...
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Donald Eugene Gilmer

July 20, 1949 - September 24, 2017

Mr. Donald Eugene “Poncho” Gilmer, Sr., age 68 of McDonough, Georgia passed away September 24, 2017. He was born in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late Herbert Calvin and Linnie Mae Reed Gilmer. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Gilmer. Poncho spent 35 years with the Henry County Sheriff’s Department retiring as Captain. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church...
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Walter Ronald Newton

January 5, 1940 - September 23, 2017

Mr. Walter Ronald “Ronnie” Newton, age 77 of McDonough, Georgia passed away September 23, 2017. He was born in Red Oak, Georgia to the late Morris L. and Helen Louise Carey Newton. He was preceded in death by a son, Darryl Newton, a brother, Jimmy Newton and a great grandson, Parker Moss. Ronnie faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was...
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Michael Eugene Smith

March 31, 1974 - September 21, 2017

Michael Eugene Smith, JR., age 43, of McDonough, GA passed away September 21, 2017. Mike was born in Griffin, Georgia and attended Griffin High School. He was employed by Leslie Pools as a retail manager. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing golf, basketball, watching the University of GA and Atlanta Falcon’s Football, being known as the “weather man” and...
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Leslie STEPHENS

February 13, 1960 - September 19, 2017

Mrs. Leslie Parsons Stephens, age 57, of Stockbridge, GA passed away September 19, 2017. Leslie was born in Atlanta, GA. She worked most of her working career as a designer in a flower shop. Leslie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, painting, flowers, and sharing her talents of singing God’s Praises.Survivors are her husband of 39 years, John Stephens of Stockbridge; children...
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Jeane H. Payne

January 1, 1935 - September 17, 2017

Mrs. Jeane Hunt Payne, age 82, of McDonough, GA formerly of Bessemer, AL passed away September 17, 2017. Mrs. Payne was born in Ashland, AL the daughter of the late Lela Inez Smith Hunt and Albert Dawson Hunt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, C. W. Payne; and sons, Reid Clark and Richard Clark.Mrs. Payne enjoyed spending time with family and friends, being able to get in the car...
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Lloyd Leon Pittman

October 25, 1931 - September 13, 2017

Mr. Lloyd Leon Pittman, age 85 of Locust Grove, Georgia passed away September 13, 2017. He was born in Bold Springs, Georgia to the late Lloyd Leon Pittman, Sr. and Bessie Mae Burkhart Pittman. Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Laurenze Tingle Pittman and by a great grandson, Avery. He was a member of the Locust Grove First Baptist Church, the Ringgold Masonic Lodge and was...
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Ronald L. Cody

September 30, 1947 - September 12, 2017

Mr. Ronald Luther Cody, age 69 of Daytona Beach, Florida passed away September 12, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late James William and Geneva McPherson Cody. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and William. Ron faithfully served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He also served the City of Atlanta as a Police Officer and then went into auto sales before...
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Donna Renee Bowling

September 27, 1965 - September 12, 2017

Mrs. Donna Renee Bowling, age 51 of McDonough, Georgia passed away September 12, 2017. She was born in East Point, Georgia to Minnie Lou Johnson and the late Archie Lavonne Ledbetter. She was preceded in death by siblings, Steven Lavonne Ledbetter, Stanley Lee Ledbetter, Philip Anthony Ledbetter and Julie Smith. Renee graduated from Jasper County High School, Class of 1982. She worked several...
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Marian Harper Steele

January 29, 1926 - September 10, 2017

Mrs. Marian Harper Steele, age 88, of McDonough, GA passed away September 10, 2017. She was born in Barnesville, GA the daughter of the late Annie Mae Godard Harper and Johnny Edward Harper. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Carson Steele, Sr., a son, Stan Steele; brothers, Luther Albert Harper, Thomas Edward Harper, and Johnny Franklin Harper . Marian enjoyed spending time...
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Evonne Knight

January 8, 1959 - September 7, 2017

Evonne “Bonnie” Knight was born on January 8, 1959 to the late Arthur B. Knight and Mamie Walker Knight in Miami, Florida. Evonne departed this life to be with the lord on September 7, 2017 in McDonough, Georgia. Evonne received her formal education through the Miami-Dade County Public School System where she excelled in her studies and graduated from Miami Carol City Senior High in...
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Ernest Herbert Johnson

July 24, 1929 - September 7, 2017

Mr. Ernest Herbert Johnson, Jr., age 88, also known as Flash, or Curly by his friends at Delta Air Lines, of Hampton, GA passed away September 7, 2017. Mr. Johnson was born in Atlanta, GA the son of the late Margaret Covington Johnson and Ernest Herbert Johnson Sr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dan T. Johnson. Mr. Johnson enjoyed spending time with family and friends, being a NASCAR...
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Nathan Dale Christenson

May 16, 1985 - September 6, 2017

Mr. Nathan Dale Christenson, age 32, of McDonough, GA passed away on September 6, 2017. Nathan was born in Clayton County. He graduated from Eagles Landing High School Class of 2003, attended University of West Georgia, he graduated from Griffin Technical College in Air Conditioning Technology in 2008. He was employed by Harbin’s Mechanical Services Inc. in McDonough. Nathan enjoyed...
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Nathan Dale Christenson

May 16, 1985 - September 6, 2017

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Caren Duffey Ryan

December 25, 1951 - September 5, 2017

Mrs. Caren Duffey Ryan, age 65 of Jackson, Georgia passed away September 5, 2017. She was born in Gadsden, Alabama to Carl and Elaine Phillips Duffey. Caren was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and was a Dental Assistant for many years. She enjoyed quilting, playing slots and fishing. Caren was an avid Alabama fan – Roll Tide! Survivors include her husband of 46 years, James Ryan of...
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Phillip Thompson

May 10, 1958 - September 5, 2017

Mr. Phillip Eugene Thompson, age 59, of McDonough, GA passed away September 5, 2017. Phillip was born in Barwick, GA the son of the late Margaret Sexton Musgrove and Sebring Eugene Thompson. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Deborah Burke and a step brother, Jay Musgrove. Phillip enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, fishing, cooking, eating out and being a Georgia...
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Martha Louise Mills

July 14, 1935 - September 3, 2017

Mrs. Martha Louise Hix Mills, age 82 of Jonesboro, Georgia passed away September 3, 2017. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Anderson Chaminade Hix, Jr. and Ethel Louise Shaver Hix. She was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond, Bennett, Ralph, Donnie and Andy Hix. Martha was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She began her...
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Cheryl Hilsman Bragg

January 27, 1962 - September 1, 2017

Ms. Cheryl Hilsman Bragg, age 55, of McDonough, Georgia passed away September 1, 2017. Cheryl was born in Atlanta, GA. She attended Henry County High School Class of 1980. She worked as a Import Export Specialist for Jas Forwarding Inc. Cheryl enjoyed spending time with family and friends, her new grandson, beach vacations and getting in the car and “getting lost”. She was strong...
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Gerald Duane Schwendinger

May 15, 1934 - August 28, 2017

Gerald Duane Schwendinger, eighty-three, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away on 28 August 2017 in McDonough, Georgia.Visitation will be held at Haisten Funeral Home on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 from 6:00pm-8:30pm.Memorial service will be at 2pm on Thursday, 31 August 2017 at United Methodist Church in McDonough, Georgia.Jerry was born in Sterling, Illinois to Henry and Mildred Schwendinger on 15...
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Edwyn Dale Peterson

January 17, 1932 - August 27, 2017

Mr. Edwyn Dale Peterson, age 85 of McDonough, Georgia passed away August 27, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late John Alexander and Frances Helen Dale Peterson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Sue Beard Peterson in 2016, a daughter, Eugena Lynn Awtrey and a brother, John Alexander Peterson. Edwyn was a graduate of McRae-Helena High School and Georgia State...
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Charles Henry Smith

July 2, 1934 - August 25, 2017

Mr. Charles Henry Smith, SR., age 83, of Hampton, GA passed away August 25, 2017. Mr. Smith was born in Adrian, Georgia the son of the late Nora Lord Smith and John Henry Smith. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Grable Smith. Mr. Smith enjoyed spending time with family and friends, his cat “Peaches”, playing on his farm in Middle Georgia, playing the guitar, reading, bird...
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Una Joyce Eldrige

April 12, 1938 - August 25, 2017

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Darrell Wade Ball

September 1, 1934 - August 23, 2017

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Roger Billy Fowler

February 26, 1941 - August 23, 2017

Mr. Roger Billy Fowler, age 76, of McDonough, GA passed away August 23, 2017. Roger was born in Stapleton, AL the son of the late Martha Jane Mosley Fowler and Willie Lloyd Fowler. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Lloyd Fowler and Donald Ray Fowler and an infant daughter at birth. Roger enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing and being an avid Alabama...
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Cynthia Davis Murphy

April 11, 1976 - August 22, 2017

Mrs. Cynthia Leigh Davis Murphy, age 41, of Locust Grove, Georgia, passed away August 22, 2017. Born in Atlanta, Cindy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mt. Zion High School in 1994. Always an excellent student, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia in 1998 and a Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology in 2000 from the...
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Jeffrey Leon Cameron

March 26, 1960 - August 20, 2017

Mr. Jeffrey Leon Cameron, age 57 of McDonough, Georgia passed away August 20, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Cecil Leon and Janette Elizabeth Clark Cameron. Jeff enjoyed playing guitar and watching Westerns and NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Renee Cameron; daughters, Rachael Tidwell and Heather Tidwell; grandchildren, Tyler and Hayleigh all of...
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Angela Sue Charles

November 4, 1977 - August 19, 2017

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Patricia Wilkie Hamilton

October 16, 1929 - August 15, 2017

Patricia W. Hamilton, 87, passed August 15th, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.She was born Patricia Jane Wilkie in Manchester, Connecticut on October 16th, 1929 to Frank J. Wilkie and Irene J. Wilkie. Pat grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and graduated from Moravian College for Women in 1949 with a degree in economics. She married Ercell Century Hamilton Jr. upon his graduation from West...
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Jeffrey Thomas Shaw

November 28, 1960 - August 14, 2017

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Robert Barnett Rutledge

December 27, 1966 - August 11, 2017

Mr. Robert Barnett Rutledge, age 50 of Locust Grove, Georgia passed away August 11, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Nancy Stokes Rutledge and the late Olin Adair Rutledge. Robert loved spending time with his grandchildren and making sure his girls were happy. He also enjoyed his computer, music, cooking and a good cup of coffee. Robert loved to watch the Atlanta Braves. He loved...
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Brenda Joyce Langley

July 5, 1942 - August 11, 2017

Mrs. Brenda Langley, age 75, of Gay, GA passed away August 11, 2017. Brenda was born in LaFayette, AL the daughter of Mary Zelna Vickers Nix and William Curtis Nix. She retired from Clorox Company where she worked as an administrative assistant. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, sewing and quilting. Brenda was known for her sense of humor and smile.She was preceded in...
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Nezree Smith

April 10, 1933 - August 8, 2017

Mrs. Nezree Smith, age 84, of McDonough, GA passed away August 8, 2017. Mrs. Smith was born in Meridian, MS the daughter of the late OraDean Nabors Shumate and Elester Shumate. She was also preceded in death by her Husband George P. Smith; Son, Ronnie C. Guy; Daughter, Gloria J. Smith; Granddaughter, Tina T. Carroll.Mrs. Smith enjoyed spending time with family and friends, shopping, traveling...
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