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December 1977

February 22, 2024

​​This is a message from Captain John Goodman's wife Gerry on his Celebration of Life for those who would like to attend.

I wanted to let you all know that we are going to have a Celebration of Life for John Goodman on Sunday, March 3rd., at 2PM with beer, at Hanger 28D at Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Ga.  The updated information is in the message below. Thank you!  Gerry Goodman.

The party will start at 2 PM.  We are making arrangements to have the Leo Giles gate open from about 1:45 PM to about 2: 45 PM to allow non-KFFC folks to get in without issue. There is a road is just past KIEWIT on Dividend Dr, and the gate is there.   There will be a balloon or something to mark the entrance.

We will be planning a missing man four ship to open the ceremony. Then will have a mass gaggle of RVs make a pass over the hangar from west to east. John’s RV-10 will be in the lead. We will recover the flyers as rapidly as possible and get into the remembrance [party time] part of the ceremony. I will be asking the beer guys to bring a beer that John would enjoy to share. That includes just about any beer you can think of. As usual I will be encouraging guys to bring a six pack or four pack.  We have another surprise planned. It won’t be a surprise if I tell you what it is right now. Then food and wine. This is not a dinner or lunch function. Abby is providing wine, soft drinks and sandwiches. We are providing the beer.


February 3, 2024

Betty Barnett (96 years old) was happy to have her former Boss, Dwight Killebrew, (90yrs.) come visit her in Stockbridge at the Oaks assisted living! They worked together in revenue accounting on Virginia Ave. and the offices next to the Southern Hanger! Dwight also helped me get hired with Southern retiring 47 years later in 2020!  Dwight is our guy! 


December 26, 2023

I regret to report the death of Monty Pearson.  He passed away December 26, 2023,  from a sudden illness.

Monty worked for Southern and the succeeding companies for 32 years.  When he retired he and his wife Dell owned a grading and hauling company.  He leaves behind his wife, a daughter, a son and two granddaughters.

Monty was cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a future date.  His wife, Dell, remains in the home at 486 Marion Beavers Road, Sharpsburg, GA30299.  Dell's cell number is 678-725-9135.

When further information is received it will be distributed and posted.


September 27, 2023
Fort Walton Beach

Sue Ann Barnwell,  October 16, 1940 ~ September 22, 2023, wife of  jerry Barnwell.

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Mrs. Sue Ann Barnwell, age 82, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers.  No public services are scheduled at this time


My apologies for the lateness of this note - information was just received.    -L.

Karen Crooks Glisson of Niceville, Florida went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, February 18th, 2023.

She passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends.

Karen is preceded in death by her father Joseph Baines Crooks and mother Patricia Terry.

She is survived by her husband John Glisson; her sister Tricia Cole and husband Louis and family; her son Craig Westbrook and wife Kathrene and family; stepdaughters Kathy and Laurie along with their families.

n lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in her name.


October 25, 2023
Isaac Lang  ·   · 
(Sad news from From Wendy Tistinic this morning)
Hello all,
I just received some sad news, RET Captain Floyd D. Harris, Jr. (Bobby) passed away this morning, October 25,2023 at 4:11 a.m.  He was preceded by his wife, Peggy, in May of 2023. His children are Dave Harris, Jana Kearny, and Jeanne Thomas.
Below is Jana’s information if you wish to send cards and/or condolences.
Mrs. Doug Kearny
10014 Brentwood Birch Cove
Collierville, TN
Service details are forthcoming.

October 11, 2023

Captain Taylor Abernathy

Memorial Service:
There will be a memorial service for Captain Taylor Abernathy on Saturday November 11th, from 1400 to 1600 hours. (2PM-4PM), at the Memorial Park and Cemetery on Poplar Avenue in Memphis.

Memorial Park Funeral Home 
5668 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 767-8930

Our thanks to Taylor's son and Nancy Wells for sending us this information.


September 22, 2023

From Trey Hinson

Dear relatives, friends, associates and acquaintances,
Some of you already know from various sources and some are hearing this for the first time. My son,Trey, passed away Tuesday, September 19 at 9:04am in the ICU of Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital. He was transported to hospital by ambulance Wednesday morning September 13 after a 911 call. Kelly had found him practically comatose and unresponsive. Testing revealed sepsis and he was treated accordingly. He had been bothered with cellulitis 
since Christmas then a sore on his foot that would not heal.

He appeared to rally in ICU through Saturday evening then breathing became difficult and blood O2 saturation began to drop. He was intubated and put on a ventilator. More testing confirmed liver failure and kidney failure as well as sepsis. Monday afternoon he remained critical on 80% vent, BP 104/47 and mean arterial pressure (MAP) at 55 to 66. Minimum MAP for sufficient blood flow for proper function of major organs (liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, brain) is 60. He passed away peacefully Monday morning September 19 and was pronounced dead at 9:40am at the age of 46 years, 9 months and 4 days.

He will be cremated and ashes returned home with his Kelly, Olivia and Will with no service per his wishes. There will be a cookout and “Farewell Party” in Trey’s memory at a place and date to be announced.

I have blind copied everyone so that email addresses are not unnecessarily spread over cyber space. 


​July 11, 2023

Happy 90th Birthday Robert Braswell!

Click here to see pictures at the Southern Luncheon celebrating Robert's birthday.


April 24, 2023

From Dennis Gibbs, charter coordinator 1976-1978. It is with a heavy heart that I post this information to my Southern Airways Family. On March 23 of this year, I spoke with Jim Ottman, my former roommate and charter department brother. He and Dale Layton kept in touch several times a year and he said that Dale had asked about me so I called Dale that day and talked to him for a half hour. Apparently, Dale had become somewhat of a recluse since retiring and had very little contact with anyone and rarely left his home. In early May, Jim tried to call Dale with no luck. Jim called the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department to do a wellness check on Dale. He found out that Dale had a pacemaker and when the hospital stopped receiving messages from the pacemaker, they did a wellness check and found Dale deceased in his home. The coroner’s office contacted Dale’s brother in Texas who did not wish to claim the body. A very sad ending to Southern’s best and longest serving charter coordinator. RIP DALE LAYTON  [❤️] .

     ..... "I contacted the Wayne County Michigan Coroner's Office.They gave me the following information- Dale died on April 24, 2023. His body was transported to them  the next day. On May 9th, it was sent to Duzak Funeral Home. The funeral home would not give me any more info. I hope this helps, Dale was a great guy and great charter coordinator."


October 6, 2022​
​Asking for prayers for our wonderful friend, Harold Woody! Woody had knee surgery and a blood clot caused a stroke. Undergoing treatment in Arkansas. Very serious. Thank you for your prayers and support! 


September 4, 2022
John “Jack” Bishop, 76, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away on September 4th, 2022.
He was born to the late John and Agnes Bishop on September 28th, 1945 in Patterson, New Jersey.
Jack is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marie Bishop; his children, Michael Bishop (Maggie), Michelle Bishop; grandchildren, Kelcie Bishop, Hunter Tucker, Kaylee Floyd, McKenzie Floyd, Ryan Bishop, Chloe Bishop; great-grandchildren, Skylar Russell, and Lucas Russell.
Family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Friday, September 9th at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett, TN. Services will follow at 2:00pm.
The family requests, that attendees wear their favorite football jersey in Jack’s honor.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bishop family


August 29, 2022
James Yancy is currently in the Westbury Center of Jackson for Nursing and Healing 
under Hospice Care.
Mike Shell, Skip Hughes and Dwight Killebrew have visited James and cards and notes should 
be sent to James at:

922 McDonough Road  
Room 108
Jackson,  GA  30233
He doesn't have a telephone in his room so cards will be the best way to reach out to James.


June 5, 2022

​Some really sad news to report today.

Mrs. Christine Ann Seaman, 71, of Newnan passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Sacred Journey Hospice.

She was born December 3, 1950 in Queens, NY to the late Walter Paul Catterson and Geraldine Strauss Catterson.

Chris grew up in Williston Park, LI, NY and was a 1968 graduate of Central Catholic in Norwalk, CT. She attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL and became a flight attendant for National Airlines. After living in various locales, including Alaska and Germany, she settled in Peachtree City, GA. She met her husband, Steve, there, and they married in 1993. In addition to earning her paralegal credentials, she also obtained her real estate license, working in that field until her retirement in 2007. She had a lifelong love of gardening and decorating, both in which she excelled.

Survivors include her husband, Steven W. Seaman; daughter Jessica (Jason) Agur of Denver, CO, son, Christopher M. Zahrt of Denver, CO; step-son Bennett (Whitney) Adams of Atlanta; brother Robert (Anne) Catterson of Hot Springs Village, AR; nephew Paul (Kelley) Catterson of Smithville, MO; niece Kristen (Bryan) Oberc of Dyer, IN; granddaughters Mira Sue Agur, Celeste Agur, step-grandchildren Asa Adams and Montgomery Adams.

A celebration of life for family and close friends will be held at a yet to be determined time.

The family would like to recognize the dedication and care provided in Chris’ last days by Sacred Journey Hospice, 60 Oak Hill Blvd., Ste 203, Newnan, GA 30265. The Parkinson’s Foundation, provides hope and support for those with Parkinson’s disease, and in lieu of flowers, your donations to either one of these fine organizations would be appreciated.


Bootsie Brittain
Jackson, Georgia
Mar 12, 1940 - May 12, 202

JACKSON, GA – Betty Jane “Bootsie” Brittain, 82, died on May 12, 2022 at Piedmont Macon Medical Center with her loving daughter and husband of nearly 64 years holding her hands.

Born March 12, 1940 in Montezuma, GA to Marjorie Claire Smith May and Lewis Weldon May, she graduated in 1958 from Jackson High School where she was Sweetheart of Jackson High, captain of the football cheerleading squad, and voted Best Dressed. She was vice president of the Beta Club, secretary of Tri-Hi-Y and was active on the yearbook staff and in Future Homemakers of America. When it was announced over the school intercom that Bootsie had won “Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Year”, the entire school erupted into laughter. While funny then, that perhaps predicted her years as a wonderful and talented homemaker, hostess, and cook.

She served as dedicated secretary and meticulous bookkeeper for her husband’s many businesses, even in the last week of her life. Since Allan worked primarily as a commercial airline pilot and traveled extensively, she often single-handedly managed major business and home issues as they arose. However, she considered her most important role to be taking care of her husband.

Despite her tiny stature, she was mighty in strength and spirit, and determined to the core. She paid the highest attention to detail in every pursuit, whether in business or when entertaining friends and family. She was fiercely loyal, and thus fiercely protective of everyone she loved. She adored entertaining and visiting with friends and family, whether in person or on the phone. Family gatherings with her sisters, nieces, nephews, and their families were always a favorite for all – especially Thanksgiving. She had a lifetime love for books and enjoyed looking out at the backyard pool and pasture, eager for deer to come visit.

While she traveled frequently to Grand Cayman, New York, and to see Allan various places -even the Far East - her favorite place and true passion was St. Simons Island. She adored her friends there, as well as going to Oak Room Bar at The Lodge…or simply admiring the golf course and watching for golfers to appear. She always said there’s no place the moon is prettier than on St. Simons.  

While she will be remembered for many things, most importantly, she will be remembered by Allan and Cindy for being the very best wife and mom there ever was.  Allan maintains she is the best thing that ever happened to him.

She is survived by her husband and the love of her life Arthur Allan Brittan, and their only daughter Cynthia Claire “Cindy” Brittain of Charlotte, NC and Jackson, GA, her older sister, Marilyn May Allen (Clyde, deceased, children Kelly and Gene) of Macon, GA, her brother-in-law Warren Randolph “Randy” Hodges (children Libby, deceased, Warren, and Dottie). She is also survived by many loving great and great-great nieces and nephews. Bootsie is preceded in death by her parents and her eldest sister, Tommie Jo May “T.J.” Hodges of Spring City, TN.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 20, 2022 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Jackson United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:00pm at Jackson United Methodist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Friends of The Library, 436 East College St., Jackson, GA 30233 or to Jackson United Methodist Church, PO Box 1880, Jackson, GA 30233.

Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the Brittain family. Those desiring to leave condolences online may visit

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27 January 2022

Greetings Friends and Family,
I am so pleased to tell you all a little good news. Yesterday, Jim had a new pacemaker put in and it went well. He was very much in need of this surgery and should begin to feel better. Unfortunately, he had quite the battle with a very significant infection and the combination has taken its toll. However, tonight Jim was transferred to the Brightmoor Nursing Center, 3235 Newnan Rd. Griffin, Ga. He is understandably weak and hopes to be in his feet by Monday. 
Cards and prayers are extremely appreciated and if you are in the area a quick visit is acceptable. I think phone calls should probably wait a couple of days. 
Le Anne

for cards and notes:
Capt. Jim Robinson
Brightmoor Nursing Center
3235 Newnan Road
Griffin, GA  30223


17 January 2022
Just had a short note that Jim Robinson has had his pacemaker replaced and a temporary one installed and came through just fine.
He will be in the hospital  through this week and possibly next also.


16 January 2022

​Jim Robinson is in Piedmont Hospital fighting an infection so they can replace his heart pacemaker. We have no other information as this time but we knew all would want to know to send prayers and positive thoughts to Jim and his family.

When we have further updates we will pass them on.


Captain Charles Joseph Owen, affectionately known as Buddy.

June 20th 1943 – July 23rd 2021

On a quiet summer’s night after 2 to 3 scotch on the rocks, an absolute legendary life came to an end, and Captain Buddy received the wings he had so long sought.

Legend has it that the second he entered this world, the entire city of Meridian MS lost power for 34 seconds. Allegedly Buddy’s first sounds were a deep powerful belly laugh, and at that exact moment, the power returned to the city of Meridian creating what scholars have since described as an electrical phenomenon.

Against the odds he miraculously survived his youth, despite all attempts from his father David, and entered his teenage years where would eventually find his passion for football.

From the years of 1958 through 1960, on any crisp fall Friday night, the entire town of Meridian would line up hours ahead of time, often ensuing in physical altercations, in the pursuit of the perfect seat at Ray Stadium, which would later become known as the house that Buddy Owen built.

Playing RB, he was the only person to achieve All Big-8 honors his junior and his senior year. After multiple scholarship offers, he decided to take his talents to Mississippi State, where his career was regrettably derailed due to fast women and cheap booze. During his time at Mississippi State, he clearly excelled academically “After my Freshman year, my grades were so good they asked me to stay home for a semester” – Buddy Owen: Class of 1961 Meridian High School 50th anniversary self-written biography.

From 1962 to early 1967 there is no confirmed knowledge of assumed shenanigans.

In the summer of 67’ Buddy would have what most would describe as an “Ah-Ha” moment; he would begin his lifelong pursuit of perfection through aviation. After receiving his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Mississippi Air National Guard, he went on to complete Air Force Pilot Training at Williams Air Force Base in Phoenix, AZ.

After spending years working odd jobs (private aviation, crop dusting, flight instructor, corporate pilot, and even repossessing a private plane in Miami), he would finally get his opportunity to pursue his dream of being a commercial pilot in 1970.

In 1975 Buddy successfully completed his military career, and he would go on to be a regular member of the mile high club for the majority of his adult life until he met the love of his life in 1981. At Anderson’s Hospital in Meridian, MS,. during a scheduled gallbladder surgery, Buddy (who was high as a kite) told the gorgeous nurse named Judy, whom he had never met, that they were going to have beautiful children together. Fast forward after what can only be described as a regrettable amount of Bud Lite & Rose wine, Buddy made true to his word. On November 12th 1985 & September 27th 1988, those two crazy kids produced arguably the most handsome children known to man. Especially the eldest child.

Throughout the 80’s and 90’s he drove fast cars, owned multiple airplanes, drank enough bourbon to kill normal men, and used his god given charm to get out of more sticky situations that any of us will ever be able to comprehend. Buddy would continue to live his life in such a way that it would have made Howard Hughes, Hugh Hefner, and even his idol, Elvis Presley, blush.

He would eventually achieve his ultimate goal, and in 1997 was rewarded with the honor of becoming an International Captain on the Boeing 747-400. After 33 years, and reaching the pinnacle of his career, he retired at the age of 60 where he swore, he would never fly again….and he never did.

When he wasn’t flying, Buddy dedicated himself to being the best father that any two sons could ever ask for. His favorite times were the ones spent with his children. He was fully invested in their lives, he cared deeply about their passions which would then become his passions. He built an environment for them on that was based on the foundation of love, kindness, and laughter.

He would cultivate a lifetime of memories for them. Buddy would eventually give his two sons, Austin & Justin, the greatest gift that any father could pass along to their children, a blueprint of how to a perfect Dad. Which his oldest son Austin would need in 2018, making Buddy a grandfather for the first time.

He would tell them that he loved them every single day…and he never missed a day.

He is survived by his older brother Les Owen (who he never gave a compliment to in the 78 years of his existence), his nephews/nieces Les Owen, Dave Owen, David Randall, Robin Hall & Lisa Kittrell (who according to Buddy, owed all of their success to him). The mother of his children Judy Miles (who he loved until his last breath) His two sons Austin & Justin (who his entire world revolved around), and his granddaughter, Harper Grace Owen (who he loved more than anything else in this world). He was preceded in death by his father David Owen, his mother Marie Lewis Owen-Harrington (who was an absolute Saint of a woman) and his sister Peggy Randall.

*Some of the names, dates, places, and actions have been greatly exaggerated to protect the innocent in typical Buddy Owen fashion*

**No animals were harmed in the making of this production**”

RIP Buddy. You truly are a legend!!


June 21, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Anne M Rolfe (Spokane, Washington), who passed away on June 21, 2021, at the age of 66, leaving to mourn family and friends. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Anne M Rolfe to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Anne M Rolfe.

She was loved and cherished by many people including : her parents, Margret Rolfe and Alfred Rolfe; and her brothers, David, Tom, John and Tim.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 30th 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Hennessey Funeral Home (2203 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99207).

In honor of Anne's love of animals, memorial contributions may be made to Spokanimal, where she volunteered. 710 N. Napa, Spokane WA, 99202.


June 24, 2021

Mary Louise Bass, 93, of Peachtree City, Georgia passed away June 24, 2021. She was born on November 2, 1927 in Colquitt, Georgia to the late J.B. and Pauline Hodges.

Louise is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Karl Edwin Bass; her grandson, Billy Singleton; and her brother, Kenneth Hodges. Louise is survived by her children, Mike (Cindy) Bass and Karen Vaughn; her grandchildren, Daniel Bass, Emily (Tavis) Franke and Elise Thompson; her great grandchildren, Stella Franke, Wyatt Franke, Thatcher Franke, Aidan Thompson, Eli Thompson, Isiah Edwards and Jordan Galloway.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, Peachtree City with Pastor Mark Burgess officiating. Burial will follow the service at Westminster Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Peachtree City, www.mowells.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Louise Bass please visit our Tribute Store.

Cards and notes may be sent to the Bass Family at:
117 Maple Grove Terrace
Peachtree City,  GA  30269


Susan Woodbridge Ellington’s Memorial Service from her husband Tim.

Dear Friends...
With a heavy heart and deep sadness I inform you that my beautiful and devoted wife of over 30 years Susan Woodbridge Ellington has passed away. I thank God that my daughter, Lauren was with her as she took her last breath. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sibling, and friend. My son Jake and his lovely wife, Margeaux were also here. God has received a special angel and Heaven will be a better place.

Memorial services will be Friday, June 25th 2:00
at Arlington Memorial Park,
201 Mt. Vernon Hwy NW
Sandy Springs, Ga 30428.
(404) 255-0750


Constance "Gail" Dykes Wade
( May 12, 1943 - May 25, 2021 )

Obert Funeral Home
1556 Brickyard Rd
Chipley, Florida 32428

Constance "Gail" Dykes Wade, age 78 of St. Cloud, Florida went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, May 25th 2021. 

Gail was born on May 12th, 1943 in Ft. Myers, Florida to Jessie and Herbert Dykes. She worked as a cosmetologist for several years and worked in a middle school lunchroom for ten.  Gail attended St. Cloud Church of God.  She loved to fish, play cards and spend time with her grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents Jessie and Herbert Dykes; husband: Monroe Wade Jr.; sister: Cathren Shores Vickery; daughter: Kimberly Louise Topel; niece: Joanna Clark

She is survived by her mother: Videll Haddock Dykes; brother: Kenneth Dykes (Joan); sister: Teresa Fussell (Johnny)
She leaves behind her children Nina Young (Greg) and Monroe Wade III along with her grandchildren: Brianna, Matthew (Nichole), Sarah, McKayla, Audrey Anna and Zachary; Nieces and nephews: Julie (Jason), Jeffrey (Crissy), Clint, Kevin (Haley), Karyn (Grant), Keith (Jana), Josh (Beth), Carrie (Keith), Richard and many great-nieces and nephews.

A Family Graveside Service will be held 5PM on Saturday, May 29th at Haddock Cemetery. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida in charge of arrangements.
Captain Jerome Dale Weibel
August 14, 1937 — May 22, 2021
Jerry has joined Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Captain Jerome Dale Weibel passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the age of 83 from a brain hemorrhage. He was surrounded by his wife and other family members.
Jerry was born in Winsted, Minnesota to the late George and Edna Weibel. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Duane Weibel; and his younger sisters, Marian Schultz, Donna Preston, and Karen Dallman.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Lou B. Weibel of Fayetteville; daughter, Kim Arnoldine and husband Gary Farber and granddaughter, Alex of Naples, Florida; daughter, Charla Kay Rines and granddaughter Madison of Hopkins, Minnesota; son, Todd Jerome and Ruth Weibel, granddaughters, Abigale, Emily, and Madeline of Victoria, Minnesota; daughter, Sonja Joy Kalyani and grandson, Maxwell Kalyani of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and step-sons Charles T. and Shiela Johnson of Winder, granddaughters, Savannah Clarke of Monroe, and Haley Weese of Athens; and A. Drew and Tina Johnson of Senoia. Jerry is also survived by one sister, Barbara Janet Rosin of Gaylord, Minnesota; and his former spouse and mother of his children, Donna Paulson, of Waconia, Minnesota. Jerry will forever be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Jerry enjoyed a 42 year airline career as a commercial pilot beginning with North Central, Republic, and finally Northwest Airlines, retiring at age 60 as an International Captain. During these years he held many positions in the flight training department, as well as being chosen by the FAA as a Designee Check Airman.
What a totally professional pilot and the essence of a true gentleman. Jerry’s Christian faith, his character, his love of his wife, his love of his family, as well as being a unique caring friend, are the qualities he held throughout his life. This is his final check ride and he is passing it with flying colors for what waits for him in the great beyond.
Jerry is at peace and will forever be in our hearts.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 4 o’clock at the chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Minister Craig Kingston and Minister James White officiating. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations to Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2:00 until time of the service at Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory, Fairburn.

MAY 26. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory
8355 Senoia Road
Fairburn, GA 30213


April 28, 2021

Clifford Metts passed away peacefully on April 18, 2021. Visitation will be 5-6 pm with the Celebration of Life service at:
First Baptist Jonesboro Chapel on Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. The graveside service will be Saturday, May 1st at 10:00 a.m. at Ole Sowell Field Cemetery in Frisco City, Alabama.


February 8, @021

KB Pearce passed away on Monday Feb. 8th, with his wife Elda by his side.  KB was hired by Delta Airlines in June of 1966 and retired as a Boeing 767 Captain and Line Check Airman on the 31st. of May 1997. KB had 31 years of service with Delta based in Atlanta, Georgia.

He was on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1960 until 1966.  He was assigned to the Flight Escort Battalion, serving the Pentagon and the Executive Branch in Washington D.C.  Prior to that he was with the 11th Air Assault Division at Fort Benning Georgia from Feb. 63 to Jun 65, where they received some of the first OV-1 Mohawk aircraft when units were being formed.  Capt. Pearce was a gunnery range instructor for armed Mohawks.  He joined the Georgia Guard when he got hired by Delta Airlines. In Feb. of 1970, KB was one of two OV-1 pilots that brought the first two Mohawks to the Georgia Army National Guard.  KB was the commander of the 159th Avn. Co., one of two Mohawk units in Georgia.  Maj. Pearce became 151 Avn. Bn. Executive Officer and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant State Aviation Officer with 26 years of total service.

KB was the past president of the Mercedes-Benz club of America and the International Gullwing Group. He was an outstanding member of the Make a Wish Foundation. 

KB was born on April 9th, 1939 at Pearce's community in Franklin County, N.C. to Mavis Hayes Pearce and Aaron Jackson Pearce.  He is survived by his wife Elda, son Kay Braxton Jr., three grandchildren, Kay Braxton III (Kelli), Brandon, Mary Margaret, great granddaughter Kinley Pearce, great grandson James Jones Boswell, brother in law Ronald McFadden (paggie), nephews Brent (Amy) and Timothy McFadden.  There will be a celebration of life at a later date.  The Crossroads Chronicle of Cashiers, N.C. will have an obituary next week.


December 17, 2020

Arnold McIntyre
March 19, 1957 ~ December 17, 2020

​Mr. Robert “Arnold” McIntyre, age 63, of Griffin, passed away, Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Arnold was born in East Point on Tuesday, March 19, 1957, to the late Robert Frank McIntyre and the late June West McIntyre. He was a Master Mason and a member of Yaarab Shrine and Henry County Shrine Club. Arnold retired after 42 years as a lead aircraft mechanic for Delta. He was a loving father and grandfather, who impacted everyone he came in contact with. Arnold was an avid duck hunter, and a member of Mallard Landing Duck Club in Arkansas, along with this his faithful companions, Bear, Rock and Sky (awesome duck hunting dogs). He enjoyed life and traveling around the world including multiple trips to the Australia Outback.

He is survived by children and their spouses, Chase Wheeles and Jacee, and Sommer Robinson and Josh; grandchildren, Wilder, Kynzie, Scarlett, and Aspen; siblings, Donna Kent, Pat Hensler and Ronnie; nieces and nephews, Holly and Brian, Hunter and Emily, Garrett.

A visitation will be Sunday, December 20, 2020, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. A funeral service will be Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:00 am with Masonic Rites in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home with Dr. Keith Wesley officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted and or donations can be made to Yaarab Shrine in honor of Arnold McIntyre, designated for the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 400 Ponce De Leon Atlanta, Georgia 30308.


December 2, 2020

Dear Lillian,
    .....I was just thinking about Southern - Last week was a milestone for me as I had worked
35 years and one month and have been retired 35 years and one month.
     At 92 I guess I am getting around pretty well.
                                        Robert Ward - HSV
Robert C. Ward, 105 Gann Avenue, Madison, AL  35758

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August 26, 2020
Jim Robinson

I received the following information that I have been told I can share.  I do not have additional information:
Jim Robinson recently had heart valve surgery. Doctors placed two clips on his mitral valve.


April 23, 2020
Joni Jordan

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our ​GratitudeAmerica, Inc. co-founder Joni Jordan from her long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Those of you who were close to Joni know of the valiant struggle she waged during these past years. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please keep Lewis and Joni’s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.

​GratitudeAmerica, Inc., a non-profit organization was founded by Joni and Lewis to support our military veterans and families suffering post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.


April 22, 2020

Chuck Chase

Sue Morse Wilson‎ to Ex-NWA Mechanics - ATL
Our dear friend Chuck Chase passed on this morning after many complications since last Thursday . RIP dear Chuck — with Mary Chase


April 19, 2020
Polly Steele

Polly Steele, wife of retired Captain Guy C. Steele, passed away on April 19th from cancer.  She is survived by her husband, 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held in Calhoun, GA where she and Guy had been living with their daughter since January 2020. Guy's address: 
209 Thelma Road, Calhoun, GA 30701. Phone: 770-938-0045.

​March 28, 2020

Charlie Clements

With a heavy heart I'm saddened to report that Capt Charlie Clements (flew for Southern at one time) flew West very early this morning.  I just moments ago got the message from Jessie. His ashes will be spread in the Florida Keys he so loved, sometime later on. More information in the coming days.   A very sad day. Please spread the word to his World of friends.
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January 8, 2020.

Cynthia, wife of Marion Swinford

Mrs. Cynthia Grace Swinford, age 86, of Summerville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at her residence.
Mrs. Swinford was born in Sydney, Australia on March 8, 1933, daughter of the late William Edward Pavely and Amelia Scanlon Pavely.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Troy Douglas Swinford.  Mrs. Swinford was employed with Atlanta Public Schools as a Stenographer.  She retired after 15 years of service.  Mrs. Swinford was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of the Dixie Stompers line dancers of Rome. Survivors include her husband, Marion Swinford, Summerville; son, William Henry Swinford; Rome, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 2:00pm at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nanci Hicks officiating.  Interment will be later in Georgia National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Trinity United Methodist Church on Monday, January 13, 2020, from 12:00 pm until time of service.  Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

VisitationTrinity United Methodist Church
Monday, January 13, 2020, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
606 Turner McCall Blvd. Rome, GA 30165

Funeral ServiceTrinity United Methodist Church
Monday, January 13, 2020, 2:00 PM
606 Turner McCall Blvd., Rome, GA 30165


November 23, 2019

Mrs. June West McIntyre, age 84 of Griffin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
June was born in Weaverville, North Carolina on January 22, 1935. She was the daughter of the late William McKinley West and Kathleen Hampton West. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers Jerry West and Bruce West. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert F. McIntyre; children Arnold McIntyre, Donna Kent and Pat (Ronnie) Hensler, sisters Mary Ann Teague, Kathy Parks, Nellie Brinkley; brothers Maurice, David, and Stewart West; grandchildren Holly (Brian), Hunter (Emily), Garrett, Chase, Sommer; great-grandchildren, Amelia, Wilder, Aspen, Scarlett, Kynzie. Visitation will be Monday, November 25, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. A funeral service will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Dr. Keith Wesley will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Mausoleum.

Celebration of Life for Eddie Watson, will be held Monday November 18th at the Summit Church 2701 Hwy 51 North, Nesbit MS. Service will be 2:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00. Internment will follow at New Bethlehem Cemetery. Family visitation 11:00 - 1:00


Many years ago, I accompanied my father in the jump seat of the Eastern Martin 404 he was flying. So long ago I can't really remember where we were going! I think I might have been 12 or so and in those days, pilots could do things like that. several years later, shortly after I soloed in our 1939 Aeronca Chief, I accompanied him on a ferry flight in a 1049 Constellation. The 40 minutes I hand flew it are in my first log book. I also had the opportunity to do the same thing, a few weeks later, in a DC7B. Later still, in a 727. Eleven log books later, something north of 25,000 hours, 57 years of flying, 53 years as an instructor under parts 91, 135 and 121, three airlines (OZA,TWA and AA) I'll never forget that first time on an airline flight deck in that Martin 404! The bewildered kid who never lost the love for round motors and the vast reach of the sky. What a life! best, Rick Kloeppel


Karen Ellis passed away June 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 767-8930. “A Fitting Farewell for Everyone”.  Service details and obituary will be posted as soon as they become available.


Sad news to report this morning.

RIP John David Kish, 74 years old; born January 18, 1944 and died January 26, 2018.

As I recall, John was a member of Clansmen of VA46 while on active duty with the Navy and joined the Navy’s Salty Dogs of VA205 at Naval Air Station Atlanta after leaving active duty where he served as squadron landing signal officer, maintenance officer, executive officer and commanding officer.

He was hired by Southern Airways in 1973 where he flew as copilot on the Martin 404, copilot, captain and flight instructor on the DC9 and Boeing 757.

Toss a nickel on the grass fellow Southern family members and Salty Dogs of VA205, we have lost a good friend, pilot and squadron mate.


Larry E. Burke
​Memorial Service will be March 9, 2019, at 1:00 pm, at 2325 Luther Bailey Road in Senoia, GA.   
​Guy M. Allred passed away March 3. Arrangements are pending but he will be transported to Biloxi for a military service and burial at Biloxi National Cemetery.


Jeff Adams Crow     (Husband of Paula Wolford Crow)
December 18, 1949  - February 28, 2019

Jeff Adams Crow, Jr., 69, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his immediate family on Thursday morning, February 28th, 2019.

Jeff is survived by his wife of almost 32 years, Paula; his children, daughter Taylor Soutiere (and her husband Derek Soutiere) of Houston, TX, and his son Adam Crow (and Kelsey Nelon) of Dallas, TX; his grandchildren, Genevieve and McLain Soutiere; and his beloved dog and partner-in-crime Jackie. He now joins his father, Jeff Adams Crow, Sr, and his mother, Carolyn Strother Crow (both of Elaine, AR) in heaven.

Jeff was born in Helena, Arkansas on December 18, 1949 and raised a few miles down the road in Elaine. Raised on a farm, he quickly learned the value of hard work and enjoyed simple pleasures like flying “treetop high” in the family’s crop duster plane. He graduated valedictorian from Elaine High School and went on to attend Rhodes College (Class of ‘71) in Memphis, where his love affair with this city began. He only left it once, to earn his Doctor of Jurisprudence at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville (Class of 1973). He swiftly returned to Memphis and concentrated in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, workers compensation and medical malpractice. He earned several accolades and honors during his career, including being admitted in 1974 to the U.S. District Court-Western District of TN, arguing a case in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1988, chosen as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (honoring top trial lawyers in America), and he was featured on major news networks, most notably the oldest and most-watched newsmagazine 60 Minutes. Jeff retired from his practice after serving the Memphis community for over 35 years.

Outside of his law career, Jeff remained devoted and committed to serving his fraternity, Kappa Sigma. His service to Kappa Sigma spanned several decades, including a 5-year run as their National Worthy Grand Treasurer from 2003-2005. He met many of his closest friends thru Kappa Sigma, and he still maintained that one of his proudest moments was when his son was initiated in their Xi chapter at the University of Arkansas.

Despite his many career successes, Jeff was most devoted to his family. Paula was the love of his life, and he found great joy in doing everything possible for his children. Much of his spare time was spent planning grand experiences, including elaborate trips to Europe and the Caribbean. When he wasn’t traveling, he enjoyed fine meals and smoking cigars. He was an avid wine collector and curated a vast collection of rare red wines. He loved assigning his wines to commemorate special events, his favorite being a vintage Chateau Margaux reserved for his daughter’s wedding.

Jeff was a memorable and special soul and will be missed by many. He had a special zest for life and was a courageous fighter til the very end. His family finds comfort in their many memories of him.

Family, friends and those whose lives Jeff touched are invited to celebrate his life this weekend. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Saturday, March 2nd, and a service will be held at 2pm Sunday, March 3rd. Both events will take place at Memorial Park Funeral Home at 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119. Jeff will be buried in a private ceremony in Helena, AR on Monday, March 4th. He will rest in peace eternally next to his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the American Breast Cancer Foundation or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


Nancy Alexander
May 28, 1938 - December 19, 2018

Obituary for Nancy AlexanderMrs. Nancy Alexander of Palmetto passed away December 19, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Leland H. Alexander of Palmetto; daughters, Angela Sharp and her husband Andrew of Alpharetta; Mandy Alexander of Tybee Island, GA; brother, Eugene Streets and his wife Mary Frances of Philippi, WV; granddaughters, Meagan Sharp of New York, NY and Given Sharp of Kennesaw, GA. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 2 o’clock at Palmetto First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ronald Capes officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800.


September 27, 2018

Michael W. “Mike” Young, age72 of Gulfport, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Walker Young and Pauline Young. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Martha Young; his daughter, Janna Young; his grandchildren, Casey and Carissa Cabral; his great granddaughter, Arianna Carbral; and his sister, Priscilla Day (Wendell).

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, then served in the U.S. Air National Guard. He was a Loadmaster for the Tennessee National Guard and FEDEX while living in Memphis.  Mike was one of the first SWAT team members to serve with the Memphis Police Department. 

Mike moved to the MS Gulf Coast in 2003 and worked at S&D Coffee and Tea Company until his retirement last year.  He was a charter member of the Parkway Baptist Church, Woolmarket, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Parkway Baptist Church Building Fund, 16372 Old Woolmarket Road, D’Iberville, MS 39532.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Parkway Baptist Church, Woolmarket.  Interment with military honors will be at a later date at Biloxi National Cemetery.
RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 11280 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport, MS is serving the family.
An online obituary may be viewed and condolences and photos shared at


March  15, 2017

We are very excited to announce that our Boeing 747-400, Ship 6301, opens to the public on Tuesday, March 28th!  The plane will open to Delta employees, retirees, their families, and the public from 1-4 p.m., following a press event in the morning. On Wednesday, March 29th, we continue the celebration of the 747 Experience by opening the plane and museum hangars from 12 noon-4 p.m. on a day we’re normally closed.   

Admission on these two days will be $7.47 for everyone, with the exception of Delta employees, retirees, their PPRs, and military who are always free with ID.


March 11, 2017

Megan Hendrix , daughter of Susan and Roy Hendrix

Megan is the daughter of Susan & Roy Hendrix. Roy is a retired aircraft mechanic from Northwest Airlines, formally Republic and Southern Airways. In addition to working in Atlanta Georgia Roy worked in Orlando Florida prior to retiring. Our prayers are with the Hendrix family I their hour of need. There will be a visitation on Saturday March 11, 2017, from 4pm to 6pmat Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, 2049 Highway 138, Jonesboro, Ga. 30236. The funeral is at McDonough Christian Church, 2000 Jonesboro Road, McDonough GA 30253, on Sunday March 12, 2017, at 3:00pm.

Below is the obituary from the Ford-Stewart Funeral Home web site.

Megan Rebecca Hendrix age 31 of Jonesboro passes away March 10, 2017. Megan was a member of McDonough Christian Church. She is survived by parents: Susan & Roy Hendrix; sisters: Melissa Edwards (Silas) of Jonesboro, Tracy Connell (Scott) of Hollonville, and Heather Smith (Dave) of Hampton; grandparents: Dan & Syble Summerour of McDonough; aunt: Kathy Brock; nieces and nephews: Gabrial, Owen, and Rebecca Edwards, Kaitlyn, Brandon Henderson, and Hadleigh Smith. Funeral services will be held at 3 PM, Sunday, March 12, 2017 at McDonough Christian Church with Minister Paul Leslie officiating. Burial to follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to McDonough Christian Church Gate B3 Ministry at 2000 Jonesboro Road, McDonough GA 30253. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700.


March 2, 2017

Sad news came this morning about our friend and fellow Southern Airways pilot Gordon Doody. This is from a fellow Naval Aviator and A7 squadron mate: "I received a call from Cynthia Doody that Gordon passed away this evening, Wednesday, March 1st. His health had deteriorated to the point he was ready to let go. He will be cremated and there will be a church service but no funeral. Gordon brought a lot of laughter to whoever had contact with him. He will be missed."  Gordon never met a stranger and was a friend to all he met. Rest in peace Howdy Doody!


December 17, 2016

Funeral arrangements for Lee:

  • Memorial Park Funeral Home
  • 5668 Poplar Avenue
  • Memphis, TN 38119


  • Tuesday December 20, 2016
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm


  • Tuesday December 20, 2016
  • 2:30pm

In lieu of flowers we request donations in memory of Lee and honor of his kids, be sent to your local Breast Cancer Foundation (Jessie our oldest is a survivor of this horrible disease) or to the charity of your choice. We would like to take a minute to thank everyone for "shining your light" our direction during this difficult time in our life. It has given us the strength to move forward as we begin our the next chapter in our lives. From our family to yours, have a blessed and safe holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We know Lee is dancing with the angels and watching over all of us.
Vicki and Kids


December 3, 2016
John Rosson and Janet Pizzo Summers
Obituary for Deborah Summers' (maiden name Lambert) brother-in-law and sister-in-law who died in the Gatlinburg, TN, fire last week. May they rest in peace.
Forwarded from Karen Ellis (edited): obituaries/commercialappeal/ obituary.aspx?page=lifestory& pid=182975221

Lillian, here's the obit for Debbie Summers' brother-in-law and his wife. They had 3 sons who were with them but made it to safety before becoming unconscious. I've already posted it in SOU on FB. There are all sorts of fundraisers going on for the boys, who appear to be late teens/early 20ish in pictures.


November 30, 2016
Robert Thompson Jr.

Memorial service for Robert Thompson Jr. is at William Gayleano Murray and Son Funeral Home chapel 923 McDaniel St. S. W. Atlanta Georgia 30310 Saturday morning at 11am. Dec. 3rd.


August 23, 2016
Delta's Oldest 747-400 Moved to Flight Museum

Aviation Group
Dick Jenkins

Dick, Last Aug I flew this plane from ATL- HNL 1/3 of the way there I hopped into the L seat & the Capt went to the bunk. We coasted out over SoCal/LAX area. As we continued W a plane below & out in front of us called over Interplane freq 123.4 "Who's that moving up on American XXX so fast?" I answered him sayin "It's just a couple of CoPilots @ the helm & we're speeding while the Capts asleep!" We really weren't The plane cruises well @ .85 Mach saving gas & time! Many of those narrow body jets doing CA-Hi cruise @ .76-.78. It doesn't sound like much but that extra mile/min is significant & you. An really notice it in the air. I told the guys that the plane we were in was due to retire in the next 2 wks & it was the 1st commercial -400 build for Launch customer NWA. They wanted some pics so when we got abeam of them I turned the plane slightly towards them to give them a descent shot, then rolled back to course & left them in the dust!!!

Regards, Doug​​​


August 7, 2016
Delta Flight Museum Surplus Sale
Date: 12 Aug, 2016, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Sale will take place in the Museum Support Building beside the Delta DC-9 and B-747 aircraft parked next the Museum gate entrance.
This sale will feature aircraft seats (economy and economy comfort), full and half sized galley carts (no drawers), bulkhead closets and overhead bins from the planes, shirts, small memorabilia, and office chairs. Lots of great stuff!


August 4, 2016
The original Southern Airways, Republic and Northwest hanger is now run and used by Delta. With a new paint job


July 31, 1967 - Last DC3 Flight

The Commercial Appeal files July 31, 1967; Southern Airways flight 240 was to depart Dothan, Alabama, at 6:55 on the morning of July 31, 1967, making stops in Montgomery, Birmingham and Florence-Sheffield before its 10:20 scheduled arrival in Memphis. Due to mechanical problems, the plane was flown back to Memphis from Birmingham with the remaining stops canceled. That would be the airline's last scheduled flight of a DC-3, the last of 26 owned by Southern. The planes will be sold to make way for the airline's DC-9 jets.


June 29, 2016
Captain Claude Allen 1920-2016 Southern Airways (1944 - 1979)

The last of my parent's immediate family from the Greatest Generation has completed his journey on this earth to join his family members in Heaven, including his son Dave, his brother Dalton, his sister Clara (my mom), his beloved wife Elaine who passed away just last month, his first wife Barbara and his parents (my grandparents) who have been gone far too long. My Uncle Claude Allen is pictured below in a photo that hung at the Fox Theatre when the film in which he flew in premiered there. The 2nd photo is a more recent one with my mom. After tours of duty with the Air Force, Claude was one of the first group of pilots hired by Southern Airways. As a young lad, he rode his bicycle from Union City to Ellijay to visit friends and relatives (makes me exhausted to think about). He said the roads were dirt and narrow and he would have to pull over when a car came by smile emoticon:) He was a boxer in the Air Force, he did weights and pull ups into this nineties. He was extremely tough, yet so very kind, and a true southern gentle-man. I will miss him SO much. He retired in 1980 but was not happy with the FAA mandate that pilots could not fly after the age of 60, and in protest, he ran all the way to work (over 25 mles) his last day wearing a tee shirt that said "I'd rather be flying". My mom and I flew with him on his last flight. I am fairly certain there is no age limit on flying in heaven, so Captain Allen, my sweet uncle, you can now soar on eagle's wings for eternity! I love you and will miss you so much.

Debi Rivers Flemming


May 17, 2016
Elaine Allen (Wife of Captain Claude Allen)

Elaine Allen, age 72 of Canton, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at her residence. Visitation will be 6:00PM- 8:00PM Friday May 20, 2016 at Darby Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00AM Monday May 23, 2016 from Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Jasper, GA with interment following in the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. Father Charles Byrd will officiate. She is survived by her husband; Claude Allen, Canton, GA, son; Edward Bragg, Chattanooga, TN, daughter; Susan Arp, Canton,GA, 4 grandchildren; Ashley Arp, Aaron Arp, Kyle Arp, Elena Bragg. The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Care at Bent Tree Foundation


March 13, 2016
SO/RC/NW Captain Jesse Hill is in critical condition in Baptist Hospital in Memphis.

I just talked to Mary Jo Hill. The doctors tell her that Jesse is still in very critical condition. As I told you in an earlier message he is suffering from pneumonia and the flu as well as the leukemia he has had for awhile. So far his blood pressure is OK but his kidneys are not performing as they should so they will start him on dialysis tomorrow. They are keeping him sedated so he is not able to talk but you might want to send a card. Mary Jo is asking for continued prayers for them. Their home address is: 8674 Havenhurst Dr., Germantown, TN 38138 Phone: 901-230-3972 email:
Jim Robinson <>


February 20, 2016
Bill Byrnes passed away this morning.
The showing will be Monday February 22, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
with a rosary to follow. The funeral home is located at: C. J. Mowells & Sons, 180 Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, Ga. 30214, Phone: 770-461-7641. The funeral mass will be on Thursday February 25, 2016 at 11:00 AM. The church is located at: Saint Gabriel Catholic Church, 152 Antioch Road, Fayetteville, Ga. 30215. Phone: 770-461-0492. There will be a luncheon following the service.
Thanking you in advance for all your prayers,
The Byrnes Family


February 16, 2016
Dad, Chuvk Tippitt, Sr., passed away in Kingwood, TX, this morning. I hope all of his coworkers realize how much they meant to him,
Chuck Jr.