Obituaries
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Douglas Henderson Martin
September 4, 1940 -- November 8, 2014

Douglas Henderson Martin, 74, of Madison, passed away Saturday. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Northwest Airlines, and a member of Wall Highway Baptist Church. Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Shirley Martin; two daughters, Traci (Buddy) Lassiter and Jennifer (Robert) McMonigle; four grandchildren: Tyler Lassiter, Hayden McMonigle, Jaxon McMonigle, and Knox McMonigle; sister, Margaret Elaine Atkinson (John Paul). Visitation will be Tuesday, November 11th from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Berryhill Funeral Home. Chapel service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Gregg Lee. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Charlie Wilson
? - November 2, 2014


Charlie Wilson passed away last night following a lengthy illness and battle with pneumonia. He and his wife lived beside the Luthersville Airport runway in a custom home and hangar they built and loved. Charlie retired from Northwest Airlines in 1992 flying the DC10 based in Boston. He served as a pilot for Northwest for 32 years flying the DC3, Martin 404, DC9 and DC10. Prior to being hired with Southern Airways in 1960, Charlie instructed for the Army in L19s having served both in Japan and the US. He had recently completed restoring a 1930s vintage aircraft and was a member of the Atlanta Quiet Birdman Hangar where he severed as the Hangar's Governor for many years. Services will be held at 2:00 pm, November 8, at Newnan First Methodist Church, 33 Greenville Street, Newnan, GA, 30263. A visitation reception with the family will immediately follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.

 
Staley C. Privett, Sr.
June 15, 1923 - October 27, 2014

Staley C. Privett, Sr. of Fayetteville, died October 27, 2014. He flew for the Army Air Corp and retired from Republic Airlines after 32 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Privett and his parents Sam and Bertha Privett. He is survived by his son Staley C. (Joy) Privett, Jr. of Fayetteville; daughter Verline (John W.) King of Fayetteville; and grandchildren Staley C. (Melissa) Privett III of Newnan and Nina Verline King of Atlanta. A funeral service will be held October 31, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Dr. David Chancey officiating. The burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Visitation: Thursday, October 30, 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville Chapel. Funeral Service: Friday, October 31, 2:00 P.M. at Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville Chapel.

Ron Horne
November 8, !948 - October 21, 2014

Ron Horne was a good looking Southern man with a kind heart, an easy laugh, a gift for story telling and a mustache that would make Tom Selleck envious. An incredibly hard working man, he retired with over 39 years of service with Northwest Airlines. He enjoyed the game of golf, Alabama Football, and boiled peanuts. His family was always first to him. He was a loving husband of 35 years and a father of two beautiful children he adored. His grandchildren were his everything. His brother Tommy was his best friend and will continue to look after the family until we are all together again. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Warren Horne and his brother Michael Horne. He is survived by his loving wife Angela McKenzie Horne, his daughter Valerie Dixon (Gaspo), his son Ryan Horne (Hollie), brother Tommy Horne (Celeste) and beautiful grandchildren Harper, McKenzie, Isabella, Juliana and a host of other wonderful friends and family. Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 24, 2014 at Memphis Funeral Home 5599 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.memphisfuneralhome.net  

Archie Desmond Yawn, Sr.
September 12, 1926 - October 14, 2014

Archie, 88, passed away on October 14th in the memory care unit at Sunrise Senior Living in Marietta, GA, after a struggle with Alzeheimer's. Archie was born September 12, 1926, in Charleston, SC, to the late Cotis Cortez and Hattie Clyde Yawn. Archie served three years in the Navy and then devoted his life to the airline industry. He was a founding employee of Southern Airways in 1949 which later became North Central, Republic, Northwest and Delta. He spent 47 years with the airlines in public relations and government affairs before retiring in 1996. Archie is survived by four children: Des Yawn (and Mary), Marietta, GA; Pat Hammond, Canton, GA; Michael Yawn, Marietta, GA; Marcus Ingram (and Ginny), Palm Harbor, FL. He is also survived by four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. There will be a private memorial ceremony for the family at the Georgia National Cemetary in Canton, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Archie's memory to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Online at www.choa.org/tribute or via mail to CHOA Foundation, 1577 NW Expressway, Suite A, Atlanta, GA, Attn: Steven Wagner. Or to Gentiva Hospice, www.gentivahospicefoundation.org or by using the Memorial Donation form and mailing to Gentiva Hospice Foundation, 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30339. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hmpattersoncantonhill.com. Cards may be sent to Des Yawn, 1951 Regents Way, Marietta, GA, 30062.

William "Bill" Chagares
  ? 1932 - October 8, 2014
 
Bill, age 82, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Haven, CT, Bill was a long time resident of Northwest Florida and resided in Niceville, FL.  Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nita Clements Chagares; two children, Christopher (Lorra) of Stockbridge, GA, and Cassaundra Chagares Rasmussem of Crestview, FL; sisters, Sandy Chagares Tashik of Shalimar, FL, and Connie Chagares of New Haven; brother Constantine "Gus" Chagares of Stratford, CT; grandsons Jeramy Rasmussen and Jamie Chagares of Shalimar and Petty Officer Alex Chagares of Virginia Beach, VA; numerous nieces and nephews. Bill is a proud member of the United States Marine Corps and USMC Reserve, retiring as a major.  He served in Japan during the Korean War and was a pilot instructor at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Bill is a retired Northwest Airlines (formerly Republic Airlines and Southern Airways) captain.  Interment was conducted Monday, October 13, 11:40 am in the Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola.  You may express condolences to the family and sign the guestbook at www.heritagegardensfuneralhome.com.  In lieu of flowers, please make donation in Bill's memory to the charity of your choice.

Richard Ballard, Sr.
January 15, 1932 - September 29, 2014

Mr. Richard Ballard, Sr., (Dick) 82, of Barnesville, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Monroe County Hospital in Forsyth. He was born January 15, 1932 in Laurens County, Georgia, son of the late Arthur and Gladys Herndon Ballard. Mr. Ballard began his passion for flying as a crop duster before serving in the U.S. Air Force. He retired as an airline pilot for Northwest Airlines and was a member of Ramah Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Ballard loved spending time with his family, boating and camping. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Grace Ballard; three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Arthur Jinks of Jonesboro, Vicky and Bruce Gant of Titusville, FL, Rhonda and Harry Hargens of Hampton; son, Richard Ballard, Jr. (Rick) of Hampton; six grandchildren, Erin Jinks, Whitney Jinks, Amanda Biggs, Christopher Hargens, Linda Keating and Patrick Hargens; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Faye Biskup of Highland Falls, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Arthine and Herman Hudson of Dublin GA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Brown. Funeral services will be at 11:00 Friday at Ramah Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Kurt Bacon officiating. The interment will be at Ramah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at their home and receive friends at Breedlove Memorial Chapel Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00.

Bill Walden
? - August 31, 2014

Bill Walden, age 63, passed away on August 31st.  Services were Sunday, September 7,2014, at the Bethany Baptist Church, McDonough.  SouthCare Cremation.

David Wayne Turner
July 27, 1941 - July 4, 2014

David Wayne Turner, age 72, of McDonough, GA passed away July 4, 2014. He was born in Forest Park, GA the son of the late Edna Sodeikes and William Turner. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandra Marie Waller Turner; daughters, Rhonda Turner Daum and Daundra Turner Fletcher and her husband Chris Fletcher; grandchildren, Chris Daum and Ashley Fletcher; great grandson, Caleb Booth; and mother-in-law, Marie White Waller. He graduated from Forest Park High School in 1959, and enlisted in the US Army where he served proudly from 1960 -1962. Mr. Turner worked and retired from Northwest Airlines where he was an inspector. He was also a real estate broker. He loved spending time with his family and friends, racing, working on cars, building hot rods and motorcycles and attending car shows, where he won many trophies. He also loved fishing and treasure hunting with his buddy/great grandson Caleb. Throughout his life he raced motorcycles, sprint cars, vintage cars, race cars and midgets. Mr. Turner liked building things that his children and the entire neighborhood could enjoy. He had many life-long friends who he cherished. Mr. Turner is a member of Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough. His love of his wife and family was apparent to everyone and he never missed an opportunity to share stories, his experiences and knowledge. The love and respect shown by everyone was a tribute to his life and he will be greatly missed. A celebration of David’s life will be held Graveside at Sherwood Memorial Park with Rev. Dr. Tim Dowdy officiating on Monday, July 7, 2014 – 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends at Haisten Funerals Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway S., McDonough, Georgia 30253 on Saturday from 6 – 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 2 – 5:00 PM. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough 770-914-8833

Floyd Graves Jr.
June 26, 1943 - May 13, 2014

Floyd Graves, Jr. was born June 26, 1943 to the late Floyd Graves, Sr. and Frances Margaret Young in San Francisco, CA. If asked where he was from, he'd say Texas, which is where he grew up. He loved it there! During high school Floyd enlisted in the Army. He was in the Special Forces, and went to VietNam in 1961, where he was injured and held captive. He was proud to serve his country. Upon returning to the states Floyd moved to Miami, FL. This was 1964. He married in 1967 to Marsha Ann Rutherford. They have four children, their Ts. Tammy, Timmy, Tommy and Teddy.   Floyd worked for and retired from Northwest Airlines in 2002. Company changes took place through the years. In 1974, when Floyd was hired, it was Southern Airways, which became Republic, which became Northwest, and is now Delta. He felt so blessed to have gotten this job.Floyd is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dale Preston Graves.   Surviving him are sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and Dennis Vaught of Carlsbad, NM; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Greg Glenn of Amarillo, TX; and brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Jeanae Graves of Enterprise, AL; wife of 46 years, Marsha; children, Tammy and David Farley of Zebulon, Timmy and Beth Graves of Allen, TX, Tommy and Jennifer Graves of Fayetteville, and Teddy Graves of Griffin. He has been so blessed to have many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His family was his riches.   Friends may visit the family on May 16
, from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on May 17, at 4 p.m., in the chapel of Moody-Daniel Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Shelton officiating. Moody-Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements 


William A "Bill" Rogerson

July 28, 1944 - April 25, 2014



Bill was raised and educated in Montana, served in the U.S. Army, enjoyed a distinguished career as a Southern Airways - Northwest Airlines Captain.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Bergin Rogerson.  Visitation will begin at 1:30 pm followed by a memorial service at 2:30 p.m.  on Wednesday, May 7, at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery.  The family requests any donations be sent to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis, TN 38119 Condolences  may be offered at www. memorialparkonline.com. Any cards or letters of condolence for the family may be sent to:  2467 Regents Walk, Germantown, TN 38138.

Al Cole
? - April 23, 2014

Al died this morning at 11:21 a.m. 



Gerald Allen Nichols

November 9, 1945 - March 27, 2014



Gerald Allen Nichols of Riverdale, GA, passed March 27, 2014 at his residence after a long illness.  He is survived by his wife, Carol Nichols; 3 children, Rodney Nichols, Duane Nichols and Connie Caine; grandchildren, Emily, Rayna, Reagan, Rihiannon & Cody Nichols, David & Leo Caine and a host of other relatives and friends.  Funeral service for Mr. Gerald Allen Nichols will be held Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, 2 pm at Tara Garden Chapel funeral Home, 681 N. Ave., Jonesboro, GA.  Burial at Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 164 Fairview Rd., Stockbridge, GA.  Please visit our website to extend condolences. www.taragardenchapelfuneralhome.com. 

Sidney Johnston Cook III
August 8, 1933 - February 13, 2014

Since he was a young boy growing up in Moultrie, Ga, Sidney Johnston Cook III wanted to fly. His dream came true when he graduated from the Aviation Cadets Training Program in June, 1955.  He got his wings, his commission all in one week. He served three years in the United States Air Force before settling down with his wife Melba Schwall, in metro Atlanta to begin a career as a commercial airline pilot with Southern Airways.  Over his thirty year airline career, Sid flew the DC-3, Martin 404, DC-9 and Boeing 757. During Sid and Melba's 59 happy years together, they had two children, Pam and Jeff.  Sid touched many people's lives along the way with his enthusiastic and generous personality. In addition to his commercial flight career, his flying experience included hot air balloons and gliders.  Sid ministered with several groups including prison visitation, as a church elder and put his skills as an amateur magician to good use with performances for youth and church groups.  In 1987, Sid retired from flying as his son was beginning a career as an airline pilot for American Airlines.  Sid lived the rest of his life in Peachtree City, Ga. and Naples, Fl. and became known as "Dadaw" to his grandchildren. He enjoyed tracking the conditions for  his son's airline flights, rooting on the Georgia Tech yellow jackets, performing magic tricks for his five grandchildren and was always interested and delighted in each family members' successes.   He and the love of his life Melba also enjoyed traveling as they shared new experiences and enjoyed life together. He graduated from Georgia Military Academy and attended Georgia Tech before joining the Air Force.  He was a member of Southwest Christian Church.  Sidney Cook III took his final flight home to heaven on Feb. 13 at the age of 80. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home in Fairburn.  Visitation will begin at 3 p.m., also at Parrott.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Sid's honor to Grace For All Training and Benevolence Center for the Children of Ethiopia, Southwest Christian Church in East Point or the Atlanta Humane Society.  He is survived by his loving wife, his daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Jon Fausett, his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and and Jennifer Cook, and his five grandchildren -- Ryan Fausett, Drew Fausett, Ben Fausett, Lindsey Cook and Davis Cook.  Our family feels incredibly blessed and proud to have had him as a husband, father, and grandfather.  His top priorities of faith and family were never in question.  We will carry his wonderful sense of humor, gentle spirit and consistent love and leadership with us always.


William Elwyn Aultman
November 19, 1938 - February 9, 2014

William Elwyn Aultman, age 75, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away February 9,2014. He was preceded in death by his son Rex Aultman and father Owen Aultman.  He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Gloria Aultman; his mother Emmie G. Aultman of Bainbridge, GA; son Roy Aultman and wife Jessica of Fairburn, GA; daughter Amy Helm and Husband Patrick of Elizabethtown, KY; grandchildren John Selman, Sarah Selman, and Raelee Helm; brother Hilton Aultman and wife Margaret; and niece Laura Aultman Fortino.  The family wants to thank their dear friend Nelda Green for her years of support. Mr. Aultman was a longtime member of Flat Creek Baptist Church, Fayetteville, GA.  He began his career with Southern Airways Company at the Bainbridge Georgia Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic in 1958.  He moved to Atlanta in 1959 and began working for Southern Airways (Inc.) which later became Republic Airlines and retired from his career with Northwest Airlines in November 2000.  He served in the Air Force reserve for 5 years. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:00 am at Flat Creek Baptist Church, Fayetteville.  The burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.  In case of inclement weather, please contact the funeral home. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville 


Martha Ann Davis
? - January 9, 2014


Martha Ann Davy Davis, 71, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away January 6, 2014, at her son's home in Jefferson, TX. There will be a gathering of friends and family on Thursday, January 9, 2014, beginning at 12:00 p.m. and funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m., all at the Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch, MS. Interment will be in Lesters Chapel Cemetery in Jackson, TN. Born and raised in Jackson, TN, Marty worked for many years as a customer service representative with Southern Airways and Northwest Airlines, and later worked as a realtor with Coldwell Banker and Hartsell Realty.

James Allen Childs, Sr.
January 30, 1933 - December 16, 2013

Mr, Childs, of Barnesville, GA passed away peacefully at home. He was born in Griffin, GA, to the late Allen Herman Childs and the late Annie Laurie Childs. He graduated from Spalding County High School in 1952 where he played the position of tackle on the football team.  Here he met the love of his life, Betty Laney Childs, who would share his life for 62 years.  Allen and Betty were married on June 29, 1952 in Griffin, GA.  Mr. Childs was employed by Northwest Airlines for 38 years.  He enjoyed fishing, camping and was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan.  Mr. Childs was a member of Second Baptist Church in Griffin and of the of the Christian Friends Sunday School class. Survivors include his wife, Betty Laney Childs; daughters and sons-in-law, Cyndy and John Hemphill, Sr. of Leesburg, Laurie and Ricky James of Powder Springs; son and daughter-in-law, Jepp and Karen Childs of Griffin; grandchildren, Candice Childs, Cameron Childs, John Hemphill, Jr., and fiancee, Marisa, Chris Hemphill, Jennifer Radloff and husband, Nick, Robby James and fiancee, Vanessa, Matt James; great-grandchildren, Tanner Garvin, Chloe James; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Mary Nell Childs of Senoia; several nieces and nephews; his brand and joy, Lacee Lou, his yorkie. Funeral services for Mr. James Allen Childs, Sr. will be conducted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 3 pm at Second Baptist Church in Griffin.  Mr. Don Yarbrough and Rev. Chris Hemphill will officiate.  Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family Thursday afternoon from 2 pm until the service hour at the church.


Robert W Harris
June 25, 1935 December 10, 2013

Robert W Harris of Sharpsburg passed away December 10, 2013.  He was preceded in death by his son, Johnny Harris, and is survived by his wife, Louise Anderlene (Andy) Harris of Sharpsburg; daughter, Glenda Bryant and her  husband Andy of Fayetteville, son, Charles Harris and his wife Nancy of Newnan; daughter-in-law, Ella Harris of Jackson, TN; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2 o'clock at the First Christian Church of Tyrone with remains placed in-state at 1 o'clock.  Minister Gary Boyd, Minister Ralph Warren will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Gardens.  Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory.  770-964-4800.

Glenn C Daniel
November 16, 1942 -  November 3, 2013
 
Died November 3, 2013.  His remains were cremated.  There was a memorial service November 16 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park.

Edward Dewey Smith
July 5, 1950 – October 1, 2013

Funeral services forEdward Dewey Smith, 63, of Calvary, GA, are at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Calvary, GA.  Rev. Keith Beck will officiate.  Interment will be in Piedmont Cemetery, Calvary, GA.  Mr. Smith passed away at his home in Calvary, GA, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.  Active pallbearers will be Myron Jones, Gene Jones, Sammy Perkins, Russell Carter, Donald Dalton, and Clay Dalton. Mr. Smith was born on July 5, 1950, in Atlanta, GA, to the late Dewey Needham Smith and Margaret Jones Smith.  He served his country in the United States Air Force.  He was married to Melissa Sanders Smith, who survives.  He worked as a Customer Service Agent with Southern Airways. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: wife, Melissa Sanders Smith of Calvary, GA; son, Thomas David Frain (Ashley) of Hernando, MS; grandchildren, Elijah Frain of Hernando, MS, Sarah Frain of Hernando, MS; nephews, William Matthew Frain of Hernando, MS, Joshua George Frain (Jackie) of Memphis, TN, Michael Murphy (Kellee) of Atlanta, GA; niece, Melanie Murphy Knight (Ashley) of Whigham, GA; great-nephews Eli and Ethan Knight both of Whigham, GA; great-niece Reagan Murphy of Atlanta, GA; and a  brother, Harvey Mack Smith of Boca Raton, FL. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Dewey and Margaret Smith; and a sister, Karen Smith Murphy. Memorials may be made in Mr. Smith's memory to: the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS  66675; or the Piedmont Cemetery Fund, Lamar Strickland, P. O. Box 7, Calvary, GA  39829. The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Thursday, October 3, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Jerry Zimmerman
xx-xx-xxxx  -  September 30, 2013

Jerry Zimmerman, 81, passed away September 30, 2013 while on a trip out west with his wife, Carol Cook.


William Kenneth Killebrew
January 4, 1938 -  September 15, 2013


William Kenneth Killebrew, a ten-year resident of Destin, died after a long illness on Sunday at Sacred Heart Hospital of Emerald Coast.  He was 75.  He was the son of the late William Thomas "Captain Bill" Killebrew, a local TV personality for years in Memphis, and the late Marie Buckley Killebrew of Memphis, TN.  After cremation, memorial service will be held at Destin United Methodist Church of Destin on Friday, September 20th at 2:00 pm. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Johnson Killebrew; son, William Kenneth Killebrew, Jr and sister, Kay Killebrew Conaway, all of Memphis.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy Johnson Killebrew; son, Keith McClellan Killebrew of Fayetteville, TN; sister, Judy Killebrew Lambert of Medon, TN; stepson Jason Collard, West Memphis, AR; and stepdaughter, Shannon Armstrong, Destin. He is also survived by grandsons, William K. (Trey) Killebrew, III and Trevor Harding of Denton, TX; Thomas Killebrew and Jackson Killebrew of Fayetteville, TN; Alex Armstrong of West Memphis, AR, Charlie Armstrong of Destin; Whit Collard and Grey Collard, West Memphis, AR and granddaughters, Elizabeth "Bee" Armstrong, Destin and Sydney Collard, West Memphis, AR . He also leaves his nephew, Michael Lambert of Medon, TN and his nieces, Natalie Lambert Hill, Clinton, MS and Molly Conaway Dill, Memphis, TN. He was born at home in Dresden, TN.  After the family moved to Memphis, at age 5, he ran away from home and was found on his way to the Memphis airport with his toy airplane tucked under his arm.  He meant to fly.  He went on to attend Memphis State University and join the Army Reserve.  He was granted a loan from Mr. Hartzog, the founder of Hart's Bakery in Memphis for flying lessons. He then crop-dusted to accumulate hours for his commercial pilot's license. He joined Southern Airways in 1965.  He retired as captain on the DC-10 from Northwest Airlines in 1998 with 33 years of service.  He was an ardent animal lover and his three cats: Sophie, China and Shadow were a constant source of joy and comfort to him.His giving spirit and sense of humor will be greatly missed by his many friends.  He was a character one never forgets. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to either Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach St., Destin, FL. 32541  or to the ALS Association, Florida Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center, Tampa, FL 33619-0907.

James “Jim” Mann
May 23, 1927 - September 6, 2013

James “Jim” Mann, 86, died at his home in New Albany, Mississippi on September 6, 2013. He died peacefully after an extended illness with his family and friends at his bedside. A native of LaGrange, Georgia, he was born on May 23, 1927 to Kermit and Alma Mann. He attended Auburn University prior to being called to serve in World War II. He was employed in the airline business most of his adult life in Nashville, Tennessee and Miami, Florida. Jim was a member of the Masonic Lodge and active in the Boy Scouts of America. In 1972, he served as president of the Rotary Club in Donelson, Tennessee and was also a member of the American Legion. He was a charter member of Donelson Methodist Church before moving his membership to First United Methodist Church of New Albany. Jim had a contagious smile and loved to make others laugh. He loved music, sports but most of all he loved spending time with family. The family will celebrate Jim’s life with a private memorial service at his home on Sunday, September 15th officiated by Chaplain Taz Irby. Burial will be in the family cemetery. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Anna Mann, and by his parents. Jim is survived by his wife of 22 years, Yvonne Mosley Mann; daughter Cathy Malis (Bob) of Hawaii; son Gerry Mann (Carole) of Germantown, Tennessee; Rob Mosley (Gail) of the Auburn Community; Lee Waldrop (Scott) of New Albany; his grandchildren Joel Mann; Ryan, Kyle and Conner Malis; Michelle Ondo; Luke Mosley ; Jimbo, John Holt and Mary Scott Waldrop ; and five great grandchildren. In remembrance of Jim’s life, the family request donations made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Willie Turnipseed
xx-xx-xxxx  - xx-xx-xxxx

Homegoing celebration for Mr. Willie William Turnipseed will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Shiloh Baptist Church, 216 W. Mill St., Jonesboro, Rev. James E Harris, eulogist.  Interment Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.  His remains will lie in state at the church from 12:00 noon until the hour of service. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Nellie Turnipseed; 5 children, Ms. Joyce Eason, Mr. and Mrs. W. James Turnipseed (Lynne), Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McNear (Thelma), Mr. and Mrs. Edwards Turnipseed (Donna), and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Turnipseed (Tanya); 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and 2 brothers, 1 aunt, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  The viewing will be held today from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, chapel of W. D. Lemon & Sons Funeral Home,  2090 Joylake Road, Morrow,  (404-361-4284. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 30, 2013.


Don Grayson Sanders
xx-xx-xx  -  August 17, 2013

Don Grayson Sanders, 60, died August 17, 2013.  He was a ground maintenance tech for Delta Air Lines in Memphis.  Visitation 11 am - 1 pm Tuesday, August 20 at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home of Hernando.  Graveside service will be 2 pm Tuesday, August 20 in Greenleaf Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Gwen Sanders of Oxford, MS and his daughter, Hana Sanders of New Albany, MS.  Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home (662) 429-6262. Published in The Commercial Appeal on August 19, 2013. 


Michael White
December 26, 1955 - August 11, 2013

Mr. Michael White, 57, died Sunday, August 11, 2013, at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Services will be Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 12:00 noon at Fredonia Baptist Church, 2752 Fredonia Road, Stanton.  Interment will be in Wesley Cemetery in Staton. There will be a visitation Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at Fredonia Baptist Church. Memorial may be made to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of American, Inc. in his name. Rawls Funeral Home Brownsville (731) 772-1472.


Janice Strickland
July 23, 1939  -  August 8, 2013

Janice Strickland of Fayetteville passed away August 8, 2013.  She his survived by her husband, Howell Jesse Strickland of Fayetteville; daughter Natalie Ann (Aaron) Rohrer of Brooks; granddaughter Windy (Justin) Foden or Orange Park, FL and Jesse James Barr of Griffin; brother, Larry (Liz) Haynie of Jonesboro; also, nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.  Reverend Chuck Chambers will officiate.  The burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, College Park.


 Jerry Hughes
xx-xx-xxxx  -  xx-xx-xxxx

The services for Chewy Hughes will be held at Twin Oaks Funeral Home, 290 Goodman Road, East Southaven, MS


Roy Dale Smith
xx-xx-xx  -  July 17, 2013

Roy Dale Smith, age 79, of Smyrna, passed away Wednesday, July 17th.  A graveside service will be held 1 PM C.S.T. Friday, July 19th at Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery in Centre, AL.  Mr. Smith had been resident of Smyrna for 49 years.  He was employed as an Aviation Inspector in the Engine Shop at Northwest Airlines before retiring.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #160 and the Moose Club.  Surviving are: Wife - Lois Virginia Smith of Smyrna, 2 sons - Gary Ronald Smith (Debbie) of Stockbridge, Tony Gerald Smith (Janet) of Canton, 2 daughters - Virginia Dale Helfert (Jim) of Cedartown, Glenda Gale Smith of Pasadena, CA, Sister - Jane Noggle of Marietta, 5 Grandsons, 1 Great Granddaughter.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18th at Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna (770-435-4467.  www.carmichaelfuneralhomes.com) Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 18, 2013.


William Wilkin Barker Jr.
September 25, 1936 - July 15, 2013



On Monday, July 15, 2013 William Wilkin Barker, Jr. age 76. beloved son of the late William Wilkin Barker, Sr. and Catherine Chisolm Barker.  Brother of Rosemary Campise Mauras (Melvin) and Rita Carmpise Golemi (Joe).  A native of New Orleans, LA and a longtime resident of Alexander City, AL. Bill is suvived by sons William W. Barker III (Maritza) and Patrick Timothy Baker, daughters Dana Ann Barker and Carol Barker Logreco (Joey), and stepson Yann Audbert  Bill is the loving grandfather of Ali Logreco, William W. Barker IV and Katelyn Elizabeth Barker.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Bill was a Major in the U.S.Army where he was a pilot.  He was also a Major in the Louisiana Air National Guard where he trained helicopter pilots for combat duty in Vietnam.  In civilian life, Bill was a commercial a8irline pilot until  his retirement from Southern Airways.  Bill was also a dedicated and devoted substance abuse counselor who dramatically impacted the lives of the many people he counseled, as well as their families. Family and friends are invited (to) the Funeral Mass on Friday, July26 at 11:00am and continues until Mass time.  Inerment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoencanalstreet.com.  

Larry D. Brock
? -  July 14, 2013

Larry D Brock, age 79, of Newnan, GA died at Doctor's Hospice on July 14, 2013.  He was born in College Park, GA, on November 14, 1933, to the late Eurie Brock and Ruth Russill Brock.  He served in the United States Army and was retied from Northwest Airlines in ramp service.  Larry was an elder at New Antioch Christian Church where he taught Sunday School and was a member of the Sylvan Masonic Lodge.  He enjoyed tinkering with small engines. Surviving are his wife, Jeanette "Mama" Brock; sons, Clay Brock (Bonnie), Lee Brock (Peggy); daughter, Sissy Vining; brother, Grey Brock (Barbara); sister, Joyce Hughes; grandchildren, Stephen, Carrie, Benjamin, and Rachel; great-grandchildren, Clayton, Katie, Aiden, and Stephia.  A memorial servicfe will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at New Antioch Christian Church with Evangelist Terry Sullivan officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Doctors Hospice of Georgia, 1008 Highway 54W, Fayetteville, GA 30214.  Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, 770-253-4723.

John Cyrus MacGregor
April 3, 1942 - July 11, 2013

John Cyrus MacGregor, 71, of Peachtree City, passed away July 11, 2013.  He was a natyive of West Point, GA.  John became an eagle scout while still in high school.  He graduated from Emory University and later joined the United States Air Force.  After his military service he became a pilot with Southern Airways and later retired with Northwest Airlines.  He was a member of Peachtree City United Methodist Church and the Monday Friday Golf Group at Cannongate.  He is survived by his wife Janet MacGregor of Peachtree City, GA; sons Robert (Elizabeth) MacGregor of Salt Lake City, UT and Scott (Shannon) MacGregor of Augusta, GA; step-sons Brad (Melanie) Flowers of Wake Forest, NC and Bill Flowers & Ernest Chandler of Albany, GA; grandchildren Sydney & John MacGregor and Will & Drew Flowers.    A memorial service will be held Monday, July 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Carl J Mowell & Son, Peachtree City - www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Geraldine "Gerrie" Hartzog
November 25, 1938 - July 8, 2013

Memorial services for Ms. Geraldine "Gerrie", 74, of Eufaula, was held July 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Kent Funeral Home Chapel in Eufaula.  Hospice Chaplain Tom Stevenson officiating with Kent Funeral Home directing.  Visitation for Ms. Hartzog was held from 1:30 pm until service time at the funeral home.  Ms. Hartzog died Monday, July 8, at her residence after an extended illness. Born November 25, 1938, in Athens, Limestone County.  Ms. Hartzog was the daughter of the late Carroll and Thelma Ella Phillips Pugh.  She had lived in Eufaula since May 2012.  she was retired after 37 and a half years with North Western Airlines (sic).Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Darren and Ginger Hartzog, Clayton; a daughter and son-in-law, Dana H. and Winfred Griggs, Seale; a brother and sister-in-law, John William and Shirley Pugh, Rogersville; a grandson, John Vernon Griggs; three step grandchildren, Frankie Adams, Brooke Mason and Jason Tibbs; and four step great-grandchildren, Averie and Dempsey Adams and Sawyer and Crawford Mason. Published in the Decatur Daily on July 10, 2013.

Wendell Daniels
xx-xx-xxxx  -  July 4, 2013

I received a note that Wendell Daniels died.  He came to work with Southern in the Stores Department in the late 1950's or early 1960's, went to Maintenance as a Jr. Mechanic.  He left and went back home to Alabama.


Solon Tomlinson
May 10, 1936 - June 21, 2013

Solon Tomlinson, 77, died Friday, June 21, 2013.  He was born on May 10, 1936 in Holly Springs, MS.  Mr. Tomlinson was retired from Northwest Airlines after 37 years and served in the Army.  An avid outdoorsman, he would go fishing whether he caught anythhing or not.  He also loved UT football.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laurie Ann Tomlinson Hensley,' his parents, Solon Hugh and Maudie Brown Tomlinson' and sister, Jane Reid.  He is survived by his wife of 37 years years, Evelyn Mullins Tomlinson; son, James Allen, both of Memphis; daughter , Leah Moore (Greg) of Middleton, TN; grandchildren, Taran Hensley of Claremont, CA, Joe and Graham Allen of Memphis and Josey, Sam and Rebekah Moore of Middleton, TN.  He also leaves his sister Bonnie Dover (Richard) of Rosemark, TN and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at Holly Springs Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 25 at 11:a.m.  Visitation will start at 10 am Tuesday prior to the service.  Pastor Steven Curtis will officiate. Burial in Holly Crest Cemetery.  The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Institute for Cancer Research.  Holly Springs Funeral Home (662) 252-1161Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 24, 3013.

Richard Anthony "Tony" Stradinger
August 23, 1945 - May 29, 2013



Richard Anthony "Tony" Stradinger, died May 29, 2013, age 67.  Beloved husband of Carolyn L. Dearest father of Michelle Darling and Shannon (Michael) Ramirez.  Loving grandfather of the late Zachary Darling, Brett and Brittany Ramirez. Resting at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Rd. (at Lilley Rd.) Saturday 4-7 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com. From The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press
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Van H Harlan
xx-xx-xx  -  June 7, 2013

Van H Harlan, 83, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013.  He was a retired Northwest Airlines employee, born in Winston County, MS, but lived most of his life in Memphis.  Van is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor Vincent Harlan, his two sons Ivan N Harlan (April) and Kevin S Harlan (Susie), both of Memphis, and his four grandchildren, David N Harlan, Anna E Harlan, Christopher V Harlan, and Matthew S Harlan, all of Memphis.  Van graduated from Noxapater High School in Noxapater, MS, attended East Mississippi Junior College, then served in active duty during the Korean Conflict.  He moved to Memphis where he met his wife Eleanor.  They were married on April 4, 1954 and moved to Sherwood Forest in East Memphis.  Van worked for Southern Airways, Republic Airlines, and Northwest Airlines for over 30 years in freight and operations.  He loved to travel with his family and had been all over the world with Eleanor and many times to his favorite destination, Hawaii.  Van was an avid harmonica player, belonging to several bluegrass and plectoral groups  He also loved to camp with Eleanor in their pop-up camper.  Van will be remembered as a strong, proud Christian, a loving father, grandfather, and husband.  He was a handyman/mechanic and a great and true friend by all those who knew him.  The family will receive friends and family Wednesday, June 12, at 11 a.m.  The funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. at Family Funeral Care, 4923 Summer Avenue.  Interment will be in Wedst Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene at 1:30 p.m.  The family asks that memorials be sent to Memphis Oral School for the Deaf. Family Funeral Care  (901) 761-8000. Published in The Commercial Appeal from June 10 to June 13, 2013.


Patricia Anne Norris
January 2, 1949 - May 20, 2013

Patricia, 64, was called home to be with the Lord on May 20, 2013 after a 4½ year valiant battle with ovarian cancer. Patricia was born on January 2, 1949 in Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Charles Barnes. She attended White-haven elementary through senior high, graduating in 1967. She studied art at Memphis State University for two years followed by a 25 year career as a flight attendant for Southern/Republic/Northwest Airlines. As an accomplished professional artist specializing in wildlife art, Patricia was inducted as one of only 500 lifetime members of the prestigious Pastel Society of America. She was featured in the national publication “Artist” magazine and served as past president of the Memphis/Germantown Art League. In later years, Patricia spent a majority of her time involved with her Sunday school and church. She was a very active member of Central Church in Collierville. She is survived by her husband, David Norris; two stepchildren, Colby Norris and Rebecca Hall, and three sisters, Betty Jo Baca, Virginia Leigh Cutshall, and Denise Lynn Calkin. Also surviving are seven nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends, Wednesday, June 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Collierville Funeral Home. Services will be held at Central Church in Collierville, Thursday, June 6 at 2 p.m. Online condolences and memorial tributes may be made by visiting Collierville Funeral Home (901)853-2628 Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 4, 2013.

Shelby Jean Richardson Hubbard
October 26, 1938 - May 8, 2013

Shelby's day began without pain and suffering today for the first time in many years as she crossed over the rainbow bridge and gathered up her old Doberman buddy, Cassie. She is now sitting at the foot of the throne, free of pain, full of energy, and talking with her sisters, Nita and Jo Ann, and her mother, Jennie. God may well be hard pressed to get a word in edgewise! And what a joyous occasion it was! Her son, daughter, and a bevy of grandchildren, their husbands, fiancés, and good buddies had a going away party to be remembered that night, celebrating her life, expressing their love, remembering the essence of Shelby Jean! She was born in Colquitt County, Georgia, on October 26, 1938, and went to join the Lord on May 8, 2013. Shelby spent many years in the aviation industry, beginning with Southern Airways in the days of the old twin engine DC3, continuing into the jet age through consolidation to Republic Airlines, then absorbed by Northwest Orient, and finally receiving her pension check from Delta. Shelby thrived on the whirling of propellers, the fumes of the jet fuel, and the tight schedules of aviation. Shelby is predeceased by her parents, Jake and Jennie Richardson; a brother, Claude Wandell; and sisters, Anita Harrell and Jo Ann Cottle. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Bob, of Perry; her son, Bob Hubbard, Jr. (Elaine) of Lawrenceville; her daughter, Valarie Ford (Ken) of Warner Robins; her four marvelous granddaughters, Hillary Hubbard of Atlanta, Michelle Koehle (Will) of Perry, Shannon Ford of Valdosta, and Madeleine Hubbard of Atlanta; one sister, Betty Barnes (Pete) of Jackson; brothers, Dr. Mel Richardson and Ron Richardson, both of Atlanta; and a host of nieces and nephews. Home Going Services will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Perry United Methodist Church. Entombment will be in the Freedom Mausoleum at Perry Memorial Gardens immediately following the service. A brief visitation will follow the interment at the Gardens. To share a special story or leave a condolence for the family, please visit the online guestbook at or visit the Watson-Hunt Funeral Home Facebook page. Published in The Telegraph May 11, 2013.

Mary Don Erskine
August 5, 1939 - March 24, 2013


Mary Don Erskine, 73, passed away March 24, 2013 in Newnan, Ga. She was born August 5, 1939 to Orval and Addie Mae Neal. She was a flight attendant for 42 years. She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Michel and husband Wayne of Newnan, GA; grandchildren Zachary Frasier of Newnan, GA and Heather Narron and husband Chris of Senoia, GA; sister Carolyn Porter of San Diego, CA; brother Ron Neal, of Phoenix, AZ; ex-husband Jack Erskine of Locust Grove, GA; and many nieces and nephews across the country. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. Pastor Gary Boyd will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 to7:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer organization at www.alzfdn.org/ContributetoAFA/makeadonation.html Carl J Mowell & Son, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

Philip Dennis Rowan
February 29, 1924 - April 2, 2013

Philip, 89, of Jacksonville, passed away on April 2nd.  Phil was born in 1924 to Philip and Ruth Towan of Brookville, Pennsylvania.  After ten years in Brookville, New Bethlehem, and Grove City, the family settled in Franklin, Pennsylvania, and "Denny" as he was called in his youth, graduated from Franklin High School in 1942.  He entered the Army Air Corps in 1943 and piloted a B-17 in the waning days of World War Two, flying seven missions over Germany.  He remained in the Air Force as a pilot and safety administrator after the war, serving in Okinawa, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Bermuda, and Japan, and retired as a Major in 1963.  After his retirement Phil moved with his wife and children to Jacksonville.  In 1966 he took a job with Southern Airways as a ground instructor and remained with the company through mergers with Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines, retiring in 1981.  St. Luke's Episcopal Church had been his church home since 1964, and his ashes will be interred in the memorial garden there.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mildred Voight Towan, by his sister Betty Marwood of Franklin, Pennsylvania, and by his much-beloved dog Roy.   He is survived by his son, Rex Rowan (Nina) of Gainesville, Florida, his daughters, Barbara Rowan of Toccoa, Georgia, and Janice Huebner (Rich) of Charlottesville, Virginia, his grandchildren, Capt. Graham Rowan and Sarah Rowan of Gainesville, and Peri Huebner of Charlottesville, his niece Sue Hilton of Franklin, Pennsylvania, and his nephew Steve Marwood of Linesville, Pennsylvania.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Jacksonville Humane Society, 8464 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216. "I'd give them a thousand dollars if I could," he once said.

Millie Hollingsworth
June 29, 1952  -  February 15, 2013

Millie Hollingsworth, age 60 of Loganville, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Grayson United Methodist Church.  Pastor Scott Hearn will officiate.  Mrs. Hollingsworth was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Rainwater.  She is survived by her husband, Joe Hollingsworth; son and daughter-in-law:  Brandon and Tara Hollingsworth, all of Loganville;  sisters and brother-in-law:  Peggy and Phillip Cantrell, Columbus;  Donna Fordham, Union City, Trissa Moss, Stockbridge; sister-in-law Edna Rose Rainwater; granddaughters:  Grace and Faith Hollingsworth; a host of nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 PM on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Brewer Road, Loganville, GA.  770-466-1544.  Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.  

Lawrence Darwin Freeman
April 10, 1943 - February 15, 2013


Lawrence Darwin Freeman, 69, of Marietta passed away Friday, February 15, 2013.  Services will be 11:00 am Friday at Roseland United Methodist Church with Reverent Nancy Willard officiating.  Interment will follow at Taylor Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery in Jackson Springs, NC.  A native of Eagle Springs, NC, Mr. Freeman was retired from Southern/Republic/Northwest/Delta Air Lines in Atlanta.  He was of the Methodist faith.  He is survived by his wife, Edna H. Freeman of Marietta; Children, Brian L. Freeman and wife, Toni of Temple, GA; Lottie L. Freeman of Marietta and Leslie F Harbour and husband Benjamin of N. Wilkesboro, NC; Siblings, James Freeman of Eagle Springs, NC, Linda Britt of Indian Trails, NC, Phyllis Hannah of West End, NC, and Arnold Freeman of Eagle Springs, NC and 7 grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at West Cobb Funeral Home and Thursday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst, NC West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory, 2480 Macland Road, Marietta, GA  30064 770-419-9234 is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph N Gardner
xx-xx-xxxx - February 2, 2013

Joseph N. Gardner, age 89, of Stockbridge, GA died Saturday, February 2, 2013.  He was born in LaFayett, LA to the late Joseph Norton and Hortense Begneaud Gardner. Mr. Gardner was a veteran of WWII having served in the United States Air Force.  He was a proud member of CBI (China, Berma, India Veterans Association), the EAA(Experimental Aircraft Association), Knights of Columbus and the Senior Golfers Club of Atlanta.  Joseph is survived by his wife of 66 years, Susie; daughters, Mary and Larry Peters, Christine and Shane Walker; grandchildren, Emma Walker and Andrew Walker.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at St. James The Apostle Catholic Church with Monsignor Terry Young officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 1000 GA Hwy 155 N, McDonough, GA  30252 or Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd., NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA  30345-3315.  Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com.   Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors - 770-914-1414. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on February 5, 2013.


Sue Farmer McQuinn
xx-xx-xx  -  January 9, 2013

Sue Farmer McQuinn died Wednesday, January 9, 2013, in Memphis, TN.  As per her wishes, she will be cremated.   A memorial service will be held at alater date in Fayetteville,  GA.

Margaret Montgomery Fenner
June 15, 1942 - December 12, 2013

Margaret Montgomery Fenner, devoted wife, mother and proud grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by  family on December 12, 2012 in Jupiter, Florida. She was born in Macon, Georgia on June 15, 1942 to Florine and James S Montgomery and raised in Wood bury, Georgia until she was swept off her feet by her husband of 52 years, Ramon Carey Fenner. Margaret and Ray raised their family in Jackson, Georgia but spent their retirement years between Florida, Bahamas, and Ohio. Margaret was preceded in death by her son Stephen Carey Fenner. She is survived by her husband Ray Fenner; daughters, Dare Cleare O’Reilly, Carey Latham, and Janet Benson; son-in-laws; David Latham, Rod Benson, and Kevin O’Reilly; grandchildren Brock & Luke Latham, Jesse, Natalie, Stephanie, & Zachary Fenner, Victor Cleare, and Colin & Camilla Benson; Sister and bother-in-law, Maridean & Richard Reynolds; brother & sister-in-law, Jimmy and Diane Montgomery. A memorial service will be held Saturday 1pm, December 15, 2012 at Rock Springs Church in Milner, Ga and a graveside service will be held Monday 1pm, December 17, 2012 in Hillsboro, Ohio, at the Hillsboro, Cemetery by Turner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Rock Springs Church,
219 Rock Springs Road, Milner, GA 30257. 

John Irby
xx-xx-xx  -  December 6, 2012

John Irby, age 57 of Birmingham, passed away on December 6, 2012 after a brief illness.  He was retired from Northwest Airlines, where he was employed for over 23 years. He was a member of Faith Community Fellowship, and greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family, as well as telling jokes, fishing and watching Alabama football.  Mr. Irby was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harmon Irby; brother, Robert Irby; nephew, Robbie Irby; brother-in-law, Billy Kahl; and nephew, Clark Kahl.  He is survived by his loving wife, Marie Irby; daughter, Tina Harris (Mike); sons, Jeff Strickland (Lisa) and Jonathan Irby (Trina); sisters, Norma Kahl, Glenda Harrison and Betty Haskett; as well as 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, AL from 1:00 until 2:00 pm on Monday, December 10, 2012 with funeral service to follow in the chapel with the Rev. Steve McCarty officiating.  A private burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Gardens East.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Faith Community Fellowship Building Fund. Published in The Birmingham News from December 7 to December 9, 2012.

Frank W. "Billy" Hulse IV
xx-xx-xx  -  September 21, 2012


Frank W. "Billy" Hulse, IV, age 65, and a native of Birmingham, died at his home in Atlanta on Friday, September 21, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Betty, his sister, Bonnie Hulse (Chris) Krebs of Birmingham, his niece, Cobby (John) Witherington of Fairhope, AL, and his nephew Frank (Michelle) Young of Mill Valley, CA. Billy received his education at the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School, and then moved to Atlanta where he became president of Hangar One, an aviation sales company founded by his father. When the company was sold to Beech Aviation in 1983, he became a founding partner in River Capital, a private investment firm. Billy was also very active in the Young President's Organization for many years and served as it's international president. He was a generous and enthusiastic fundraiser for several charitable organizations, most recently, the Shepherd Center Foundation. Billy was passionate about life and lived it with gusto. A man of many interests, he was a pilot, world traveler, fly-fisherman, golfer, and jazz fan, but his most cherished moments were spent simply in the company of his wife and friends. A celebration of his life will be held at the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta on Tuesday, September 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the Betty and Billy Hulse Spinal Chord Injury Lab, Shepherd Center Foundation, 2020 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA., 30309. Published in The Birmingham News from September 24 to September 25, 2012.

Mary Nelle White Magill
July 2, 1923 - September 19, 2012

Mary Nelle White Magill , 89, of Atlanta, GA, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Mary Nelle was born July 2, 1923 in Jackson, TN to the late Robert Newsom White and Nell Fite White. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, William "Bill" Sharp Magill Jr. After graduating from Jackson High School, Mary Nelle attended Stephens College in Columbia, MO, earning an Associate in Arts degree majoring in Aviation in June, 1943. Mary Nelle met Bill Magill, Jr, her future spouse while he was stationed as the squadron commander at McKeller Field in Jackson, TN, flying as a Civilian Contract Flight Instructor for the Army Air Corps, teaching primary flight training during World War II. They were married on October 1, 1943. In 1945 they moved to Long Island, NY, where Bill flew out of LaGuardia airport for American Airlines in their North Atlantic Military Contract Division before transitioning to regular passenger carrying flying on DC-3 and DC-4 aircraft. In 1949 the family moved south to remain in Atlanta when Bill joined the newly formed Southern Airways as a Flight Captain, rising to Senior Vice President of Operations and successfully overseeing the airline's growth as a major regional carrier and entrance to the jet age with DC-9 aircraft in 1966. While her children were growing up, Mary Nelle was a busy wife and mother, supporting her husband and children in all of their interests and endeavors. She was particularly proud of being requested by the President of Southern Airways to travel to Paris to select new uniforms for the airline's flight attendants flying the new jets in the late 1960's. These handsome uniforms were highly praised both for their stylishness and crisply functional appearance. Once her children were grown, Mary Nelle renewed her lifelong interests and involvement with antiques and interior design. In 1977, she opened an elegant shop named "Tamia Designs" on Irby Avenue in Buckhead in Atlanta. The shop specialized in interiors, antiques, gifts and accessories and featured everything from Oriental designs and genuine antiques to beautiful reproductions. For the next 28 years, Mary Nelle traveled often and widely with her husband, Bill, in Europe, particularly England and France, both sightseeing and selecting beautiful antiques and French decorative arts for the shop and her many discerning customers. Mary Nelle, known affectionately as Cher to her family, was an active member of the First Baptist Church in the 1950's-1960's, before moving her church affiliation to Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in the 1970's, where she remained a member and devout Christian until her death. She was also a member of the Capital City Club and the Wood Valley Garden Club. She is survived by her four children: William "Bill" (wife Nancy) Sharp Magill III, Laurie (husband Carroll) Magill Earp, Robert "Bob" (wife Louise) White Magill, and Karen Cauthorn Magill; her seven grandchildren: Kimberly (husband Eric) Hobdy Kuziak, Shannon Ansley Magill, Patrick Magill Earp, Melissa (husband James) Marie Smith, William "Bill" Sharp Magill IV, Courtney Llewellyn Magill, and Hayley White Magill; and her great granddaughter Caroline Anne Kuziak. The family is very grateful for the kind and loving care that Cher received from her caregivers, most especially Taahirah Hartwell who was her close companion and friend for the past five years, and for the assistance of Hospice Atlanta. The family will have a private memorial service to celebrate her life with Dr. Charles Qualls at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The Salvation Army or the charity of your choice. Please send online condolences to www.csog.com. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Georgia 404- 355-7627.

Robert Furman Avin Sr.
July 20, 1941 - September 8, 2012

Robert Furman Avin Sr., 71, husband of Midge D. Avin, died Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.  Born in Sumter County on July 20, 1941, he was the son of the late James Ralph Avin and Lillie Johnson Avin.   Mr. Avin was a retired Regional Manager with Pizza Hut.  Surviving are his wife of Sumter; one son, Robert F. Avin Jr.; one special stepson, Jim Dyson; one stepdaughter, Shannon Renee; three other stepsons, Randy, Hardy and Heath; 10 step-grandchildren, who knew him only as “Grandpa”; and two sisters, Margaret Gertrude Frick and Alice Griffin. He was predeceased by four brothers, Roland Avin, Hubert Avin, Gene Avin and Bernard Avin.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sumter Baptist Temple with the Rev. Paul Lenderman and the Rev. Eddie Richardson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church cemetery.  The men of Sumter Baptist Temple will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sumter Baptist Temple.  Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2401 Bethel Church Road, Sumter, SC 29154; to Sumter Baptist Temple, WSSC Radio Fund; or to the Building Fund, 2295 Harper St., Sumter, SC 29150.  Online condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements. (803) 775-9386.

Larry Noble
xx-xx-xxxx  -  September 9, 2012

I regret to inform you that dad passed away in his sleep sometime this morning (September 9th). He is finally at peace. Service will be held in North Myrtle Beach, SC, at 3pm, Saturday, September 15th, at Grace Church. Corner of hwy 57 and hwy 111. ... Larry Noble Jr.

Bobby J. Maner Sr
August 17, 1941 - August 12, 2012

Bobby Joe Maner, 70, died Sunday, August 12, 2012.  Visitation will be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at Colbert Memorial Chapel.  Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with burial in Colbert Memorial Gardens.  He was retired from Northwest Airlines after 38 years of service.

Captain Ray Paul Koehn, Sr.
June 4, 1934 - May 27, 2011

Ray Paul Koehn, Sr.., suddenly passed away from this earth on May 27, 2011 as a result of a traffic accident.  Ray was born on June 4, 1934 in Nashville, TN. During his early years in the middle of the Great Depression, Ray’s family moved often between Tennessee, Virginia, and Louisiana for work-related reasons. He attended Columbia Military Academy and graduated from Peabody High School. During high school, Ray developed a love for flight. He hung around local airports and managed to receive flight training when time and money allowed. After graduating from high school, he ramped up his efforts to gain flight time while laying brick and block for his father’s masonry construction company, Koehn Masonry Construction Company.  While in Nashville, Tennessee, once his logbook began to fill up, he obtained a commercial flight license and went to work for a small in-state airline company. During this time, he met, fell in love, and married his life-long companion, Dorothy Key on October 7, in 1955.  As the commercial airlines business grew, Ray applied for and received a position as co-pilot for Southern Airways. After advancing to the position of captain, Ray remained employed as Southern Airways merged with Republic Airlines which in turn was purchased by Northwest Airlines. He retired from Northwest Airlines at the age of 60 as a highly regarded pilot maintaining a stellar safety rating.  Ray and Dot are blessed with three loving children, Ray Paul Jr. born in 1958, followed by Scott in 1962, and Julie in 1967. Ray is survived by his loving wife Dot, his devoted children Paul (& Kimberly) Koehn of Dahlonega, Scott Koehn of Dahlonega, and Julie & (Steve)Strozier of Anderson, South Carolina. Also survived by seven precious grandchildren, Hannah Koehn, Hunter, Christian, Anna, Jacob, Faith and Joshua Strozier. He is also survived by his older brother, Clarence and two older sisters, Gwen and Dorothy, his mother-in-law, Francis Taylor, his sister in law, Cheryl Graham, and his brother in law Charles Taylor all from Nashville as well as many nieces and nephews. Ray was an active member of Dahlonega Baptist Church and a lover of animals, caring for horses, dogs, cats, and other animals on his farm in Dahlonega.  In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be given to Harvest International Ministry for the family at www.HIMinistry.weebly.com.  A graveside funeral service for Ray is scheduled for 10:30 Am Thursday June 2, 2011 at Dahlonega Memorial Park Cemetery.Rev. Bill Hutcheson will officiate.  Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements. 

Dr. Roger James Beldt
1948 - July 15, 2012

Captain Roger Beldt died peacefully in his home on Saturday, July 15, 2012 after a long illness. Services were July 18 at the Destin, Florida United Methodist Church.
Roger was a graduate of the University of Florida and Emory University School of Dentistry. He was an accomplished pharmacist, dentist and spent most of his life working as a commercial airline pilot for Southern Airways, Republic, and most recently for Northwest Airlines/Delta.  He as a member of Destin United Methodist Church. Roger was born in Freeport, IL. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Gisele; one daughter, one son, and a brother. Roger's true love was flying. He wanted to fly forever and a day. We can now say he is well on his way ... flying west. Condolences may be sent to Gisele at 3895 Sandprint Drive, Destin, FL  32541. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted on line at www.mclaughlinmortuary.com

George L Burt
xx-xx-xxxx  -  June 6, 2012

George L. Burt, 72, of Longwood, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.  He was born in Transylvania County, North Carolina.  He is survived by his loving wife Claudia D Burt of Longwood, Florida; daughters, Kimberly Fries of Longwood, Florida and Michelle Burt of Topeka, Kansas; extended family and loving friends.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 9the at the Wekiva Springs Baptist Church located 584 Wekiva Springs Road.  Arrangements entrusted to Robert Bryant Funeral Home.

Rita McDonald Cheek
January 2, 1947 - June 30, 2012

Rita McDonald Cheek, 65, of Collierville, TN.  Born January 2, 1947, in Atlanta, GA, died June 30, 2012, in Collierville, TN.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Warren Jackson McDonald and Margaret Walker McDonald; sister, Peggy McDonald Christian.  She leaves one daughter, Christina Cheek Pilgrim (Mike) of Collierville, TN; four beloved grandchildren:  Peyton Michael, Parker Christian, Paxton Walker and Presleigh Paige Pilgrim; two nephews:  Jackson W. Norton of Ridgecrest, NC, and John M. Norton (Beverly) of Marietta, GA; one brother: Warren "Jack" McDonald of Fairburn, GA; one great-niece, one great-nephew, two aunts, several cousins, and her beloved pets.  Rita was a lifelong Episcopalian. She graduated from Hapeville (GA) High School in 1965 and began her career in the airline industry with Southern Airways in 1968 in Atlanta, GA, and retired from what was eventually Republic/Northwest/Delta Air Lines in Memphis, TN.  She took great pride in her grandchildren and loved watching them participate in many activities; playing sports, dancing, and marching in the band. There will always be a special place in their hearts for Grandma.  Shealso enjoyed researching family genealogy, working in the yard, and rescuing and rehabilitating animals of any species.  You never knew what she would find next.  Rita was certainly one-of-a-kind and was truly blessed to have so many devoted friends.  She will surely be missed by all those who loved her.  Her body will be cremated with burial in Sandy Springs Historic Cemetery.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. 86 Mount Vernon Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30328. Memorials may be made to the following:  Ark Rain Wildlife Sanctuary, P. O. Box 721, Brownsville, TN  38012, Arkrain.org or St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Episcopal Youth Council, 106 Walnut Street, Collierville,  TN  38017.


James Floyd Morris, Sr.
September 5, 1940 - May 25, 2012



James Floyd Morris, Sr., 71 of Florence, died Friday, May 25, 2012. Visitation will be Monday, May 28, 2012 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Morrison Funeral Home, Central Heights/Florence with the funeral following in the funeral home chapel. Joel Caudle and Norman Hargett will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Central Community Cemetery. Mr. Morris was a native of Lauderdale County. He was a customer service agent for Northwest Airlines and an active member and deacon at Glendale Church of Christ. He loved his family, serving others and playing golf. Survivors include his wife, Betty W. Morris; son, Jim Morris and wife, Flora Ann Morris of Gulf Shores; daughter, Melanie Pruitt and husband, Jeff Pruitt of Florence; brothers, Bill Morris of Florence and Robert Morris of Muscle Shoals; sisters, Martha Wylie and Sandra Kelsey of Florence and grandchildren, Katie and Jason Pruitt, and Cory and Devin Prince. Pallbearers are Micah Allen, Seth Allen, Mark Allen, Hunter Allen, John Morris and Devin Prince.  Honorary pallbearers are Morris Allen, Glendon Jackson, Ken Neal, Richard Wylie and Ricky Dickerson.


Usher Thomaston "Bill" Davis, Jr.
xx-xx-1927 - May 18, 2012

Bill Davis, 85, went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2012, with his family at his bedside.   He grew up in Moultrie, GA and attended Georgia Military College.  He married his college sweetheart Kathryn Maxwell of Thomasville, GA. Bill resided in Pensacola, FL since 1971.  He loved his family and enjoyed life to the fullest.  His favorite thing was music.  Bill always had a song in his heart and was a member of a Barbershop Quartet and the Singing Samaritans.  He loved boating, fishing, camping and football.  He received the Colquitt County Sports "Hall of Fame" award for football, diving, and baseball.  He worked contract sales selling banking equipment with Diebold, Florida Business Systems and then owner of K&B Enterprises. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, "Kitty"; daughters, Brenda Davis, Kathy Johnson (Steve); granddaughters, Kristi and Kelly Johnson of Pensacola; brother, Grady Davis (JoAnn) of Hideaway, TX; sister, Claire Smith of Atlanta, GA; and close friend of the family Ellen Brassell. Visitation will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 22, 2012 followed by the Funeral Service at 2:00 pm at Cokesbury United Methodist Church (9th Ave. Campus). Burial will be follow at Bayview Memorial Park. Many thanks to Dr Tan, his staff and the many caregivers that crossed Bill's path during his courageous battle with lung cancer.In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions in honor of Bill to Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5725 N 9th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32504 HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements. Express your condolences in our guestbook at pni.com/obits. Published in Pensacola News Journal on May 22, 2012.

John Allen Crawley, Sr.
September 28, 1939 - April 28, 2012

John Allen Crawley, Sr., 72, retired from Northwest Airlines, died April 28, 2012. Mr. Crawley worked 33 years at Northwest Airlines, was a four year veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was a resident of Memphis, TN for 60 years before moving to Olive Branch in 2000. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 1 at Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch. Burial in Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Betty Crawley; sons, John Crawley, Jr. (Karen) and Jeffrey Crawley (Nanette); four grandchildren, Bridgett Dodd and Brandon Crawley, both of Olive Branch, Taylor Crawley of Charlotte, NC, and Haley Crawley of Collierville, TN. Condolences may be made at www.brantleyfuneral.com Brantley Funeral Home Olive Branch, (662)895-2310.

Robert G. Kissling Jr.
March 2, 1942 - April 14, 2012

Col. Robert G. Kissling Jr., Ret. USMC, passed away peacefully at home on April 14, 2012. Robert was born on March 2, 1942 to Robert George and Helen Baugher Kissling in Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and Memphis State University School of Law in 1975. Col. Kissling was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Marine Corps in 1964, followed by flight training at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL. He served two tours in Vietnam, flying med-evac helicopter missions before returning to Pensacola where he was a flight instructor for three years. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, A Purple Heart, and other decorations for active combat service. As a reserve, he was the Commanding Officer of Marine Squadron VMA 124 at the Naval Air Station in Millington before returning to active duty for the Gulf War. Robert enjoyed a 30 year career as a commercial airline pilot, beginning with Southern Airways in 1973. He was active with the Airline Pilots Association, offering his legal expertise throughout his career. He retired with Northwest Airlines in 2002. He was an active member of the NRA, served as president of the 50 Caliber Association, and enjoyed shooting competitively. He loved the opera and supported Opera Memphis for over 30 years. Robert was also a Kentucky Colonel, the highest honor awarded by the state of Kentucky. Col. Kissling was a student of the American Constitution, domestic politics, and international affairs. He embodied the best values of our generation: decency, integrity, and devotion to duty. He was outspoken and principled with a deep love of his country. “Uncle Bob” shared a mutual respect and delight with each of his nieces and nephews, always extending his mechanical, fishing, and science expertise to his many young friends. Robert leaves his beloved wife of 28 years, Janet Hodges Kissling, to whom he was totally devoted, nine nieces and nephews: Brittany, Emily, and Eric Johnson; Bryan and Elizabeth Mellon; Kathryn, Shelby, Bailey, and Wesley Hodges; and his giant Alaskan Malamute, ‘Timber’. A memorial service will be held for family and friends to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Memphis and Shelby County Humane Society, Crossroads Hospice, or the charity of your choice.

James Allen Rentz
November 1, 1938 - April 10, 2012

Of Lake Park passed away early Tuesday (April 10, 2012) morning at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born November 1, 1938 in Quitman, GA to the late Frank and Nolie (Akins) Rentz. He served in the United States Air Force prior to his career and retirement from Northwest Airlines as a customer service agent. Mr. Rentz was a dedicated Christian who loved serving the Lord and therefore was called upon numerous times to lead the congregation in prayer at Francis Lake Baptist Church where he was a member. Survivors include: Wife, Helen Gregory Duke Rentz, Lake Park, GA; 4 Daughters and Son-in-Law, Sherry Tyre & Steve Harwell, Smiths, AL, Rhonda and Richard Barney, Panama, City, FL Wendy Lane, Valdosta, GA Ouida Lampert, Lancaster, PA; Son & Daughter-in-Law, Jim & Debbie Duke, Pensacola, FL; Grandchildren – Kayla Barney, Ivy Brooks, James Tyre IV, Morgan Lane and Brandon Duke; Great Grandchildren – Mason, Harrison, Nathan, Matthew and Melea; Including a number of extended family members. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. in the Valdosta chapel of Music Funeral Services until service time at 1:00 at the funeral home with the Rev. Eldridge Lyons officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Sympathy may be expressed online at www.musicfuneralservices.com. Mrs. Helen Rentz 5395 Danieli Drive N Lake Park,  GA  31636.

Thomas A. Wiley
xx-xx-xxxx  - xx-xx-xxxx


Visitation: 12 noon, Service: 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 22, 2012. Kellett Chapel, Peachtree Prebyterian Church, Roswell Road. In lieu of flowers please contribute to St. Jude's Children Hospital. The obituary will be in Wednesday's, March 21, 2012, Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Temple (Tem) Caldwell Hager, Sr.
xx-xx-xxxx  -  February 17, 2012

Passed away on February 17, 2012, at the age of 71 at his home in Panama City, Florida. Tem was the youngest child of Marjorie and Richard D. Hager, Sr. of Winston- Salem, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard D. Hager, II. Tem is survived by his loving wife of thirty years, Pat Farley Hager.  Children, from a previous marriage, son, Temple C. Hager, Jr. (Kim) of Houston, TX and daughter, Holly Hager Von Gunten (Nick) of Germantown, TN, Grandchildren Ethan and Ava Von Gunten of Germantown, TN and nephew, Edward Hager of Trinidad, CO. Tem was born in Atlanta, GA and lived in Winston-Salem, NC until his senior year in high school and graduated from Coral Gables High School (Florida) in 1958. Tem came from a family who instilled a love of airplanes and flying in him.  He wanted to pursue a flying career and in 1960, graduated from Embry Riddle Flight School in Miami, FL.  For a short time after graduation he flew as a corporate pilot for Eastman Kodak in Bristol, TN.  In 1960, his commercial career began as a pilot with Southern Airways which subsequently became Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines.  After 36 years as a commercial pilot, Tem retired from Northwest as a DC-10 Captain in 1997. Tem loved life and never met a stranger.  Retirement kept him busy with life on the beach, ham radio (WD4FGR), golfing, boating, fishing, evenings with friends and traveling to the cabin in Virginia during the summer to watch the river flow past their cabin.  Tem loved his and Pat's many cruise vacations over the past three years. Interment of ashes will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Bristol, TN, at a future date, at that time a celebration of life will take place with family and friends.

Anne Duncan November
29, 1945 - February 16, 2012

Mrs. Brenda Anne Duncan, of Jackson, GA, died Thursday, February 16, 2012 at her residence. Anne was born November 29, 1945 in San Antonio, TX to the late Mary McKee. She retired from Northwest/Delta following 35 years of service and attended Macedonia Baptist Church, was a member of the Red Hat Society and a Shrine Divan Lady. She enjoyed singing, music, people and spending time with her family. Anne is survived by her husband, Chip Duncan, of Jackson; 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Missy Sullenberger, of Riverdale, Ann Sorrow, of Loganville, Jan and Chris Childers, of Monroe; one son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Tammi Sullenberger, of Fayetteville; 7 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Sharon Brown, of Riverdale; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Marie McKee, of Carrollton; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia.  Funeral services for Anne Duncan will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Macedonia Baptist Church with Dr. Ed Hoard officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 - 4 PM and 6 - 8 PM Friday evening. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Al Sihah Shrine Center, 222 Mecca Drive, Macon, GA 31205. Sherrell Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Anne Duncan.

William Allen Toby
    ?   -   December 6, 2011

William passed away on Dec. 6, 2011, from heart failure leaving behind his beloved family and friends. He was an airline captain for Southern Airways, Republic Airlines and with Northwest Airlines. He flew DC-3s, Martin 404, DC-9s, Boeing 727s, and Airbus A320 in a career spanning three decades. Toby is survived by his wife, Sharon, of 48 years; his daughter, Laura, her husband, Jeff, and his grandson, Stephen. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff. He has requested to have his ashes spread in the Gulf of Mexico sometime this spring or summer. Toby was a charter member of the Fort Walton Beach Sailfish Club, having resided in the Destin area for over 39 years. His best days were spent fishing on the Gulf of Mexico and on the golf course, as well as enjoying the company of his family and friends. Toby always said "let there be peace!" as he waved goodbye or said goodnight. It is with great sadness that we must now say "Toby, rest in peace.

Douglas Calvin Lane
July 29, 1937 - December 8, 2011

Douglas Calvin Lane age 74 of Thomaston Ga, died December 8, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Lane was born on July 29, 1937 in Meriwether County Ga, to the late Walter and Essie Lane. He was a Southern, Republic, Northwest Pilot for 31 years. Mr. Lane was a member of The Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Patsy R. Lane of Thomaston Ga, sons Mr. Thomas Calvin Lane of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Steven Mark (Mary) Lane of Thomaston Ga, brother Mr. James W. (Patsy) Lane of Molena Ga, sister Mrs. Jeanie (Don) Drummond of Thomaston Ga. 4 Grandchildren. 3 Great Grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday December 9, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to The Parkinson Foundation, North Church Street Church of Christ or Thomaston Hospice.

Arthur D. Curry
    ?   -   November 8, 2011

Deacon Arthur Curry passed November 8, 2011.  Celebration of life service for Deacon Arthur D. Curry, of Decatur, Monday, November 14, 2011;  1:30 p.m.;  Israel Missionary Baptist Church, 2071 Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atlanta, Rev. William L. Smith, Pastor officiating.  Interment Resthaven.  Remains instate 12:30 p.m.  Family and friends assemble Willie Watkins Funeral Home, West End Chapel. AJC Obituaries 11-9-2011.

James Edward Wimpy
xx-xx-xx  -  November 2, 2011

Mr. James Edward Wimpy, age 88, of Hapeville, Ga. died November 2, 2011.  Mr. Wimpy was the son of the late Raliegh Wimpy and Cona Grizzle Wimpy. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Wimpy White. Stepfather, Luther Head and brother Carlton Wimpy. Edward was born in Dahlonega, Ga. He was retired from Northwest Airlines and had lived in Hapeville, Ga. for 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Wimpy, Hapeville, Ga.; granddaughters, Wendy Holmes, Hapeville, Ga., Tiffany (Conan) Collier, Riverdale, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, R. F. Wimpy and Blonnie Wimpy, Dahlonega, Ga.; half-brother, James Allen Head, Dahlonega, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Michael Holmes, Aston Collier, and Destiny Collier; great-great-grandchildren, James Holmes and Joseph Holmes; special family member, Jacky Fortner and Mike Reyneke. Numerous other relatives also survive. Funeral services are scheduled for 11AM Saturday November 5, 2011 at Concord Baptist Church in Dahlonega, Ga.  Rev. Dean Bryant and Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate. Interment will follow in Dahlonega Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Lillie Wimpy 409 North Avenue Hapeville,  GA 30354.

William Edgar Vaughn, Jr.
October 9, 1932 - October 30, 2011

William Edgar Vaughn, Jr., age 79, of McDonough, GA passed away October 30, 2011.  Mr. Vaughn was born in Lepanto, Arkansas the son of the late William Edgar Vaughn, Sr. and Loriene Huffman Vaughn.  He was also preceded in death by a son, William Edgar Vaughn III; and sisters, Edie Ferguson and Louise Jones.  Mr. Vaughn served his country in the US Air Force.  He was retired from the airlines as an aircraft mechanic with Southern Airways after 42 years.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, supporting his grandchildren in their sporting events, fishing and NASCAR.  Survivors are his wife of 59 years Dolores Vaughn, of McDonough; childred William E. Vaughn IV (Debra) of Jacksonville and Susie Emerick (Joey) of McDonough; grandchildren, Amanda & Mark Wilson, Joseph Emerick, Hannah Emerick, Austin Emerick; great grandson, Jack Edgar Wilson; sister Helen Kiker of Florida and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral service for Mr. Vaughn will be Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Dave Riley officiating.  Interment will follow at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park in McDonough.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 - 8:00 pm.  Haisten Funeral Home - McDonough  770-914-8833   Website: haistenfunerals.com. Visitation: Tuesday November 01, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Haisten Funerals & Cremations, 1745 Zack Hinton Pkwy S., McDonough, GA 30253. Funeral Service: Wednesday November 02, 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM, Haisten Funerals & Cremations. Interment: Wednesday November 02, 11:45 AM to 11:55 AM, Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park, 640 McGarity, McDonough, GA 30252. (770) 957-8330.

Captain Ben Avent
xx-xx-xxxx   -   October 19, 2011

It is with a sad heart that I inform you of the death of Captain Ben Avent. Ben died on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 of lung cancer.  According to Ben's wishes, his body was cremated and a small family service was held.  Another family visitation will be held early next month.  Ben is survived by his wife Holly, daughter Traci, son Bo and two grandchildren. Ben flew for Southern, Republic and Northwest Airlines. Condolences may be sent to Holly Avent, 105 W Planters Wood Court, Littleton, NC 27850, phone 252-586-0860. Jim Robinson

Shirley Penn
xx-xx-xxxx  -  October 14, 2011

I have just received word that Shirley Penn has died.  Here are the details I have at this time for the service for Shirley Penn. Her body was cremated and a memorial service will be held on: Monday, October 24, at 2:00 p.m. Family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. Service will be in the main chapel of North Henry Baptist Church, 1093 Flat Rock  Rd, Stockbridge, GA, 30281

Monroe V. Wade, Jr.
xx-xx-xx  -  October 8, 2011

Monroe Wade, Jr., 68, went to be with the Lord October 8, 2011,  He was born in Bainbridge, Georgia.  He retired after 40 years of service with Northwest Airlines.  He married the love of his life, Constance Gail Dykes, on September 13, 1962.  He is survived by his wife; children Kimberly (David) Topel; Nina (Greg) Young; Monroe Wade III; six grandchildren - Brianna, Matthew, Sarah, McKayla, AudreyAnna, Zachary; and sister Mellie Wade Clark.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, LLS.org.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m.Thursday, October 13, 2011, at Haddock Memorial Cemetery, Chipley, Florida, with Rev. Rick Lovett officiating.  Obert Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of arrangements. We apologize for any practical jokes he may have played on you." Published in Tallahassee Democrat on October 13, 2011.

Lawrence Block
xx-xx-xx  -  September 18, 2011

Lawrence (Larry) Block passed away on September 18, 2011 after a 5 week battle with pancreatic cancer.  Larry was 58 years old.  Born on November 20, 1952 and raised in Chicago. Larry received his technical training at Lewis College (now Lewis University) in Romeoville, Illinois.  He completed his training and joined Southern Airways in 1972.  First working out of Midway Airport in Chicago, then Atlanta, then Miami and eventually settling back in Atlanta for about 25 years, where he lived until the closing of the station under Northwest Airlines when he transferred to O'Hare Airport in Chicago.  Post the strike, Larry returned to work, briefly, working out of Minneapolis until he retired at age 55 and returned to Chicago. Larry is survived by his mother Rita Block, his brother Arthur Block and his sister Anita Block Hope.  Though he had no children of his own, Larry was a very cool uncle to Mark Hope and Elinore Hope. Visitation be at Brady-Gill Funeral Home in Evergreen Park, Illinois on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 4pm to 8pm.  A chapel service held at Brady-Gill Funeral Home  on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:30 am with interment following at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Illinois.  Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, SD 57326.     Thank you, Anita Block Hope.

Ruth Ann Adamek
February 20, 1943  -  August 29, 2011

Ruth Ann Adamek, 68, of Newnan, GA passed away August 29, 2011.  She was born February 20, 1943 in Bay City, Michigan and the daughter of Walter Knoerr and Ida Feinauer Knoerr.  Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who spent many years as a kindergarten teacher and a Mary Kay Director.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Norma Schulz, brother Lynman Knoerr and sister-in-law Jeanne Peters.  Ruth is survived by her husband of 47 years Charles G. "Chuck" Adamek of Newnan, daughters Brook Moore and husband Dean of Fayetteville and Dana Noah and husband Chris of Peachtree City, GA; grandsons Jackson and Blake Noah; brothers and sisters; Hilda Ponichtera of Saginaw, MI; Marie Piotrowski of Turner, MI; Roy Knoerr of Southfield, MI and Gilbert Knoerr of Midland, MI; brother and sister in law Jerry and Sandy Adamek of Fayetteville, GA.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Peachtree City Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Schepmann officiating.  Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Friday, September 2, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions, in memory of Ruth Ann Adamek, to the Arthritis Foundation-Georgia Chapter, 2970 Peachtree Rd., NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA  30305, or The Emory McKelvey Lung Transplant Center, 1762 Clifton Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA  30322-4001.  Carl J. Mowell & Son, Peachtree City, GA   770-487-3959


George Harrison Cook
September 18, 1936  -  August 28, 2011

George Harrison Cook of Athens passed away Sunday. He was 74.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Athens.  He was a U.S. Navy and Marines veteran.  He was the former owner of Cooks Travel Agency in Athens and Huntsville for 30 years and was employed at Greenbrier Restaurant.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Ethel Deemer Cook; wife, Shirley Cook; brothers, James Cook, Earl Cook, and Otis Cook; and sisters, Margaret Williams and Mary Frances Edelbrock.  He is survived by his son an daughter-in-law, Scott and Christie Cook of Elkmont; brother Billy Cook of Elkmont; sisters, Betty Burnett of Las Vegas, Judy Humphries of Clarksville, TN, and Nancy Mader; two grandchildren, Jackson Cook and Anna Grace Cook; several nieces and nephews, and special friend, Adelia Howell of Huntsville.  Memorial service will be held at 11:00 Thursday from the Athens chapel of Spry Funeral Home.  Steve Williams will conduct the service.  Memorial may be made to your favorite charity.


Irving Lamar Williams, Sr.
xx-xx-xxxx  -  August 23, 2011

Irving Lamar Williams, Sr., husband of Mrs. Johnnie Marie (Scott) Williams, father of Irving, Eric and Dexter Williams, passed away August 23, 2011.  Services will be announced later.  Published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 24, 2011.


Patrick "Pat" Maloy

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 6, 2011:   Patrick "Pat" Maloy, 77, died Thursday.  Memorial service 2 pm today.  Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn.


Captain James B. Moore
xx-xx-xxxx  -  August 1, 2011

Captain James B  (J.B.) Moore passed away last evening, August 1, 2011.  There will be no public service as that was J.B.'s wish.


Theodore Franklin "Ted" Mallory III
August 10, 1942  -  June 26, 2011

Major General Theodore "Ted" Franklin Mallory III, 68, died at his home on Sunday, June 26, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on August 10, 1942, in Eufaula, Alabama, to the late Theodore and Exie Adams Mallory, Jr.  Ted attended Auburn University, class of 1065.  Ted moved to Fayetteville, GA in 1972 and then started his career as an airline pilot.  He worked for Southern Airways, Inc., Republic Airlines, and Northwest Airlines where he was Chief Pilot and Director of Flight Training, until his retirement in 2002.  Ted is survived by his wife of 44 years, Alice; his daughter and her husband, Teddi and Tom Meagher, Auburn, AL; his son and his wife, Theodore (TJ) and Sage Mallory, Freeport, FL; two grandchildren; Mallory and Thomas Meagher, Jr.  He has one sister and her husband, The Revs. Molly and Tom Wilkes.   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Fayetteville First United Methodist church.  Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City.  Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, GA.


William Cleveland "Duck" Bell, Jr.
December 2, 1924 - May 20, 2011

William Cleveland "Duck" Bell, Jr. died Friday, May 20, 2011.  He was a native Albanian, born the son of William C. Bell, Sr. and Bessie Arthur Bell.  His memorial service will be Tuesday 11 am at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.   He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alice Nall Bell and daughters Martha Cannon and her husband Bob of Santa Rosa, FL, Nancy Denison of Miami, FL and Mary Alice White and her husband Dean of Shalimar, FL.   Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors, Albany, 229/883-4152.


Henry Mitchell "Mitch" Dean
July 17, 1948  -  May 20, 2011

Henry Mitchell "Mitch" Dean, 62, died Friday May 20, 2011.   Funeral service 2 pm, Sunday, funeral home.  Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA.  Published in the gainesvilletimes.com on May 21, 2011.  (Mitch worked in Crew Scheduling at Southern and went to MSP to work in Inflight Crew Planning.  He battled Parkinson's disease for over 10 years.)


Allan Kelley
    ?   -   April 7, 2011

I just received a call from Tommy Kelley, Allan's son, saying that Allan died early this morning. Arrangements: South Forest Hill Funeral Home, 2545 E. Holmes Road, Memphis, TN  38118. In case you need it, Tommy's cell phone number is 662-519-4051.

Captain William O. (Bill) White
September 7, 1942 - March 9, 2011

William O. (Bill) White, of Fairburn, passed away March 9, 2011. His love for aviation began when he was 14 years old.  Mr. White's desire to become a pilot was strong enough to carry him through many obstacles of the hiring process to become a commercial pilot.  He flew for TACA Airlines, Southern Airways, Republic Airline and Northwest Airlines before retiring in 1988.  Upon retirement as a Captain, he then enjoyed 10 years of motor homing and association with Safari Motor Coaches and their loyal owners club.  There were many friends throughout his journeys that remain dear to him.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Inez White and sister, Susan Admt.  Mr. White is survived by his wife Judy White of Fairburn,; children, Kim Wood of Newnan; Tim White of Pensacola, FL; Debbie Morris of Pensacola, FL; Chip Davis and his wife Alex of Smyrna; sister, Sandra White of Pocasset, MA; brother, Richard White of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren, Lauren Wood; Seth Wood; Austin Lafford; Jimmy Wood; Billy Wood; Cal David and Catherine Annabelle Davis.  Memorial services will be held Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2 o'clock in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Mr. Jimmy Orr officiating.  Those wishing may send an online condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.  In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations to The American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718 or to Palmetto Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 860, Palmetto, GA 30268.  The family will receive friends from 1 o'clock until service time at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, Fairburn.  770-964-4800.


Captain J. W. O'Neal
     ?   -   February 25, 2011

Captain J. W. O'Neal died February 25, 2011.  There will be a viewing on Monday, February 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. at: Masters Funeral Home, 3015 Crill Avenue, Palatka, FL. Ph: 386-325-4564. The service will be a graveside service only at: Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville,  FL.

Thomas Fletcher Jett
February 23, 1935 - February 15, 2011


Thomas Fletcher Jett, age 75, passed from this earth on 15 February 2011 after bravely, with great faith, fighting a 2 year battle against pancreatic cancer. Tom was born and reared in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from Auburn Univ in 1957 with a BS in accounting. He joined the Army, and retired from the Reserves as a Major with 20 years of service. In 1966, he was hired as an airline pilot for Southern Airways, and after several mergers, retired from Northwest Airlines. Tom was a kind, honest man. He was also very giving to others and donated generously to the many charities that were near and dear to him. Animals, especially cats, touched that special place in his heart, and he gave many of them a loving home. He was an avid student of the ever changing stock market and loved the challenges it presented. Tom loved to read, especially the Bible. He recited poetry, enjoyed listening to classical music, working on cars, fixing things, and fishing. Tom was often at his fish camp in Washington County and enjoyed the fellowship and food at the Bruce Cafe. Tom was a long time faithful member of the Ft. Walton Bch church of Christ. He loved singing Gospel music, especially at nursing homes. He was very interested in politics, working the local elections for many years. He was an active member of the Soundside Kiwanis club. Tom loved people and supported events that nurtured the human spirit. He is survived by his dedicated and loving wife, Pinky, siblings Joanna Darnall of Mocksville, NC, Martha McDermott (Jim) of Murfreesboro, TN, William Jett (Anita) of Nashville, TN, and cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as many close and dear friends. The family is appreciative to the doctors, nurses, and staff at MDAnderson Cancer Center, Emerald Coast Cancer Center and Covenant Hospice for their compassionate care. At Tom's request, his ashes will be scattered at his fish camp. "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles..." Ps 40:31.

Gaston M. Sutton
May 14, 1922 - February 14, 2011

Gaston M. Sutton 88, of Columbus passed away peacefully on February 14, 2011.  He was born May 14, 1922 in Lyons, Georgia to the late George Franklin Sutton and Amelia Lilly Smith Sutton. Graveside services will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Parkhill Cemetery, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary  4071 Macon Road, Columbus. Visitation for Mr. Sutton will be from 5-7 pm Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at the funeral home. Mr. Sutton was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Wester Sutton and their son, Frank Sutton and a grandson, Chris Stinson. Mr. Sutton was the last of twelve siblings.  He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Sutton was a charter member of Striplin Terrace United Methodist Church, and was a former member of the Masonic Lodge #491 Johnson Corner, Georgia. Mr. Sutton was retired from Southern Airways after twenty five years of service as a Station Manager. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Stinson of Midland, GA., Cathy Flournoy of Hamilton, Ga., one son, Mike Sutton of Columbus, GA., ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences and flowers may be offered at www.shcolumbus.com.  

Virginia Leigh Vann
    ?   -   January 11, 2011

Virginia Lee Vann, 57, died Tuesday of complications from ovarian cancer at Atlanta Hospice.  She was 57.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.  Her marketing career began with Southern Airways, followed by a position at American Diner Corp.  She held executive posts at AT&T, Citicorp, Northwest Airlines and Cingular Wireless where she is credited with creating its brand logo. In 2003 she was hired as director of marketing and development for the Alliance Theater. Most recently she served as vice president of institutional marketing for the Woodruff Arts Center and as the Alliance's co-interim marketing director. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers of Marietta.  770-420-5557. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 14, 2011.


Charlotte Johnson
    ?    -    January ?, 2011

Homegoing Services for Mrs. Charlotte Johnson, of Atlanta, will be held Saturday, January 15, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at Faith Memorial Church, 1676 Old Rex Morrow Road, Morrow, GA 30260, with remains placed in state at 9:30 a.m.   Pastor Ray O'Neal, Pastor, Officiating.  Interment, Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta.  The family will receive friends tonight, January 14, 2011, from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., at The Chapel of Donald Trimble Mortuary.  She leaves to cherish, one daughter, Rose Johnson Harris (Donald); two sons, Ray A. Baker; James C. Haarden; one special surrogate son, Michael Bernard Bell; one uncle, Ray Baker; seven grandchildren; Yashica Davis; D'Mario Harris; Keon Reese; Xavier Reese; Shakarrra Harris; Ketra Baker; Kyle Baker; five great-grandchildren, Chanya; Kyla; Ireanna; A'Yunnah; Kylan; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.  Family and friends are asked to assemble at 1587 Woodland Circle, S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316 at 10:00 a.m.  Donald Trimble Mortuary, Inc., 1876 Second Avenue, Decatur, GA.  404-371-0772. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution January 14, 2011.


Walter Horace Huff
March 2, 1924 - January 3, 2011


Walter Horace Huff, age 86, died on January 3, 2011. Born March 2, 1924, he was the only son of Horace Erskine Huff and Rosa Viola (nee Hughes) Huff. A lifelong resident of East Point, Georgia, he attended Church Street School, Central Park School, and Russell High School where he lettered in athletics. He served as an M.P. in the U.S. Army During World War II and fought in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge.  After the war, he worked for 30 years in commercial aviation, holding management positions in revenue accounting and customer relations with Southern Airways, Republic Airlines, and Northwest Airlines.  An ordained deacon, he was active for more than 50 years in the First Baptist Church in College Park, Georgia.  His leadership with children and youth gained him great respect.  He played a decisive role in the development of the church's drama program. He revised and updated the church's official history for the congregation's 75th anniversary. In 1981, he began a second career, serving for 18 years as the church's Minister of Education. He enjoyed sports, music, reading, and travel. He visited 49 of the 50 states and 16 countries on four continents.  He toured the Holy Land five times, once baptizing fellow pilgrims in the Jordan River.  Family, friends and colleagues remember him as a soft-spoken, self-sacrificing man with a healthy sense of humor, a southern gentleman of the old school.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jane Ann (see Camp) Huff, his sons Walter David Huff and Peter Alan Huff. his daughter-in-law Mary Patricia (nee Loomis) Huff, and his grandson George Malcolm Huff.  The visitation will be Friday, January 7th from 5 until 8 p.m. at Donehoo-Lewis Funeral Home in Hapeville, Georgia. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 8th, in state at 12 noon, at Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church, 1150 Jefferson Avenue, East Point, Georgia 30344, where Walter and Jane were recently received into membership.  Rev. Darwin A. Caldwell will preside.  A graveside service will follow at College Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Over and Above Fund of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church. www.donehoo-lewisfuneralhome.com. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 6, 2011.  

Ray Thornberry
xx-xx-xxxx  -  December 24, 2010



Ray Thornberry, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Lake City, GA, passed away December 24, 2010. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the funeral  home chapel with interment to follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Rev. Marti Slife will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. Ray retired from Northwest Airlines after 33 years of service and served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Frances Drusilla Thornberry; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Sharon Thornberry, Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Jessica and Madelyn. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow in charge of arrangements.  770-961-2828. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on December 27, 2010.
 

James Franklin Glover
xx-xx-xxxx - November 24, 2010

James Franklin Glover, 90, went to be with his Lord on November 24, 2010.  Born in Rives, TN, he spent the majority of his early years in the Obion County area.  After graduating from high school  in Union City, he took flying lessons and received his pilot certificate at the University of Tennessee at Martin,  Prior to WWII, Jim served as Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church, Union City, TN.  During the war, he served with the Embry-Riddle Co. as a flight instructor at the Army Air Force Contract Flying Schools at Everett Stewart Airport, Union City, TN and Dorr Field, Arcadia, FL.  While in Union City, Jim married Mildred Marie Hurt, and they celebrated 50 years of marriage prior to her death in 1993.  After the war, they moved south to West Memphis, AR where Jim became a crop duster in east and central Arkansas.  In 1948, he began his career as a pilot with Southern Airways, retiring 30 years later as Chief Pilot of Republic Airlines.  During his lifetime, Jim was a retail merchant, builder / contractor, founder and head of the Holiday Inn transportation department (Hi-Air), and avid University of Memphis supporter.  He was a charter member of Graceland Baptist Church in Whitehaven, a member of First Baptist Church, Horn Lake, MS, Bellevue Baptist Church of Memphis, and Germantown Baptist Church.  Jim loved his Lord, and whether he was changing diapers in the nursery, leading a building or finance committee or serving as Deacon Chairman, he did it as unto the Lord.  Jim is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Ann Fletcher Glover, daughters Gloria Glover Gates of Fisherville, TN, Melanie Glover Milburn of Helena, MT, Amy Fletcher Warren of Houston, TX, and son David Craig Clover of Lakeland, TN.  He also leaves eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Services will be held Saturday, November 27, at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Cordova.  Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and the service will begin at 3 p.m.  The family requests any memorials be sent to Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 2095 Appling Rd, Cordova, TN  38016.  Forest Hill South Funeral Home  901-346-3250. Published in The Commercial Appeal on November 27, 2010.


Carl Howard Bryant
xx-xx-xxxx -  November 2, 2010

Carl Howard Bryant, age 68, of Center Point, AL passed away on November 2, 2010.  He was a member of CrossPoint Baptist Church.  He retired from Northwest Airlines with 38 years of service.  He is a veteran of the U.S.Air Force.  He is preceded in death by his father, Howard T. Bryant.  He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Helen D. Bryant; three sons Eric L. Bryant (Diane), Rusty E. Bryant, and Jeffrey H. Bryant; mother, Marie W. Bryant; sister, Martha Carter (Gary); six granddaughters, Whitney, Haley, Lauren, Kelsey, Madison, and Morgan Bryant; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Visitation will be on Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 5pm-7pm at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home.  Services will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 2:00pm at Jefferson Memorial Chapel Dr. Ryan Whitley officiating.  Mr. Bryant's nephews will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East.  Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing. Published in The Birmingham News on November 4, 2010.


Linda Joyce Sanders
June 8, 1949   -   November 1, 2010


Linda Joyce Sanders of Atlanta, GA, died peacefully Monday, November 1, 2010.  Celebration of Life services will be held Friday, November 5th, at 11:00 a.m. at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross with Rev. Scott Huskins officiating.  Visitation will be held Thursday, November 4th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Friday, November 5th, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Ms. Sanders, a graduate of Briarcliff High School and the University of Georgia, was an international flight attendant.  Her career began with United Airlines continuing with Southern Airways, Republic Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and at the time of her death, Delta Airlines.  Born June 8, 1949, in Memphis, TN, she is survived by her beloved father, F. R. (Bob) Sanders of Atlanta and preceded in death by her most beloved mother, Bernice Darnell Sanders and endeared brother, SSgt. John Robert Sanders of the United States Marine Corps.  Other survivors include nephew, Douglas Sanders; nieces, Lauren Sanders and Elizabeth Lund of Raleigh, NC; a host of aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.  Linda's zest for life was exemplified by her shining personality. She focused her personal life on thinking and caring for others and her love for God and His Presence, her family and particularly her mother and father, her nephew and nieces.  Her flight attendant friends were very dear to her heart.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  Hope Givers, Inc., P. O. Box 29013, Atlanta, GA  30359.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com.  Arrangments by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on November 4, 2010. 

Eleanor Anne Posey Hall
March 26, 1921 - October 21, 2010

Eleanor Anne Posey Hall, "Grandmother," passed peacefully Thursday, October 21, 2010 from the effects of Alzheimer's disease. The daughter of Bessie Laster Posey and Thomas Berry Posey, Eleanor Anne was born in Birmingham, Alabama on March 26, 1921 - a birthday that she shared with her beloved husband Graydon. Eleanor and Graydon began a life journey together on August 9, 1941 with a simple at-home wedding. From that day forward they simply loved and cherished each other for more than 69 years. Together Eleanor and Graydon won a world war, built a Christian home, established the passenger air service industry, and left to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren a legacy of love, honor and service. They are "the Greatest Generation." A professional homemaker and helpmate, Eleanor strove for perfection with elegance and grace, putting the needs of family and friends first. She was the most energetic cheerleader, the most determined advocate, the most daring adventurer, and the most genuine Lady of The South. Eleanor's career as wife and mother took her across five states with Graydon. She made each new stop "home" for her family, becoming active in community, Church and school affairs of her children. She inherited the capacity to trail-blaze from ancestors that were pioneer families active in transportation in North Alabama. Her paternal grandfather established a wagon train freight service across Alabama in the 19th century, and her maternal great-grandfather ran a local transfer service around the Birmingham area during the same period. Eleanor was most "at home," however, in Atlanta and there she will be laid to rest at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Eleanor leaves to journey alongside Graydon their family -- Judith Posey Hall and her fiancé Larry Ellis Lanier, Graydon Hall, Jr. and his wife Elisabeth Meyers Hall, grandchildren Scott Harrison Russell and his wife Mandy Holland Russell and daughter Sara Eleanor Russell; Ashley Sarah Hall, Jonathan Graydon Hall and his wife Jessica Cie Hall and daughter Madison Elisabeth Hall. The Hall family extends their deep appreciation to the loving caregivers provided by Annie Wilson - Johnnie Mae, Bessie, Marilyn, Hitasha, and Tracy - and to the Rose and Red Teams of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. The Funeral service will be held at H M Patterson & Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd, Sandy Springs, at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2010 with Dr. Steve Huntley officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends at a reception following services at the Capital City Country Club, 53 W. Brookhaven Dr. NE. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in Eleanor's name to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Arrangements are entrusted to H M Patterson & Son Arlington. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from October 23 to October 24, 2010.
 

Wink Moore
xx-xx-xxxx -  October 21, 2010

Retired Southern/Republic/Northwest Captain Wink Moore, died this morning of lung cancer. His wife, Sandra said that he died peacefully in his sleep.  He has known for some time now that he had the cancer and later found that it had moved into his other lung. The doctors did not give him much of a chance of survival but started him on chemo and radiation treatments last week. Wink said he was determined to beat it but it was just too much for him. Services will be held at Mowell Funeral home, Jeff Davis Dr., Fayetteville, GA. Visitation is 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Funeral 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 24, 2010.  

Captain Dale Peterson
xx-xx-xxxx  -   October 8, 2010

Dale Carl Peterson of Fayetteville, GA, 60, passed away on October 8, 2010. Dale was born in Minneapolis, MN on November 7, 1949. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lynette (Thompson), two brothers, Dr. Reece Peterson (Barbara) of Lincoln, NE, Curt Peterson of Brainerd, MN, nephew Leif Peterson (Cara) and great niece Avery of Kansas City, KS, and niece Jarren Peterson of Minneapolis. Dale was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Doris (Schiebe) Peterson. Dale retired from Northwest Airlines in 2008 as an A320 captain. He logged 29,000 hours on numerous aircraft.  Dale was a member of the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, ALPA Air Line Pilots Assoc.), AOPA Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots’ Assoc. In 2002 Dale received the Gift of Life, a kidney, from his brother Curt.  A Memorial Service will be held at Fayette Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Alex Moses officiating on Wednesday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, on Tuesday, October 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  A service will also be held at a later date in Minneapolis. Memorials may be made to Fayette Presbyterian Church or Southwest Christian Hospice. 

Captain Keith Heefner
xx-xx-xxxx  -  October 8, 2010

Friends, It is my sad duty to inform you that Captain Keith Heefner passed away early this morning. Keith was a good man and a friend to all of us.  He will be missed. A memorial service will be held October 16, 2010, Southwest Christian Church, 4330 Washington Road, East Point, GA. Visitation: 10:00 am. Memorial Service: 11:00 am.   Jim (Robinson)
   

Bill Steen
xx-xx-xxxx  -   September 28, 2010

Bill passed away peacefully in his sleep. A brief graveside service will be held October 9th, at the Holly Hills Cemetary, 359 West Broad, Fairburn, GA 770-964-6014. Parrott Funeral Home, 8355 Highway 74 N, Fairburn, GA. 770-964-4800

Gary Landon Malone
xx-xx-xxxx  -  August 14, 2010

Gary, 54, of Alcoa, TN, went home to be with the Lord peacefully Saturday, August 14, 2010. He died at home after battling a long illness with his wife by his side. He was preceded in death by parents Alfred and Louetta Malone. Gary was a faithful member and deacon at Bethlehem Start Missionary Baptist Church where he worked to serve the Lord whenever he was needed.  Gary graduated from Aloca High School in the Class of 1973. He continued his studies at Berea College in KY. Gary was a loyal employee with Northwest/Delta Air Lines serving in the capacity of Supervisor with 32 years of service. Gary will always be remembered for his wonderful laughter and open heart.  He is survived by his loyal and faithful wife of 33 years Goldia "Becky" Malone; devoted mother-in-law, Mabel Davis; supportive aunts, Helen Trent and Pauline (Limon) Bacon all of Knoxville; uncle, Lee (Vivian) Varner; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren which he cherished as his own.  He will always be affectionately known as "Uncle G."  Special thanks to Covenant Health Hospice for their compassion and support during this difficult time.  Family will receive friends at Unity Mortuary Chapel on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11:00-11:30 am with funeral services to follow with Reverend Christopher Snow officiating.  Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.  Services to conclude with a full dove release. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. Mr. Malone's guestbook can be signed on-line at www.unitymortunary.com. Published in the Knoxville News Sentinel from August 16 to August 19, 2010.  

Robin Griffin Gatlin
xx-xx-xxxx  -  August 13, 2010

I have received word that Robin, age 72, died August 13, 2010


Bill Davis
xx-xx-xxxx  -  July 24, 2010

Bill Davis, retired CSS in MEM, passed away on Saturday, July 24th. 


Dara Lee Harris
xx-xx-xxxx  -  July 11, 2010



Dara Lee Harris passed away at her home in Miramar Beach, FL, on Saturday, July 11, 2010.  Dara lived in the north Florida area for 35 years.  She was raised in Louisiana, attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and worked as a flight attendant for over 25 years.  A memorial will be held at Eden State Park on Friday, July 16, at 6 pm.  Friends of Dara are invited to share in a celebration of lher life.  www.daviswatkins.com


Bobby N Scruggs
October 9, 1936  -  July 9, 2010

Bobby N Scruggs, 73, formerly of 147 Dover Road, graduated to Eternal Life with his Lord Jesus on Friday, July 9, 2010, at White Oak Manor Nursing Home.  Born in Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late William Carl and Blondine Pettit Scruggs.  He was a retired customer service representative with Northwest Airlines, a member of Powell Presbyterian Church, Parkinson Support Group and was a veteran of the US Air Force.  He is survived by his wife, Patsy Hayes Scruggs, two daughters, four grandchildren; a brother and a sister.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Powell Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Fred Thompson, the Rev. Ray Bobo, and the Rev. Terry Lanford.   www.floydmortuary.com


Peggy Young Hicks
xx-xx-xxxx  -  June 7, 2010

Peggy Young Hicks, 84 of Hampton, GA went home to be with her Lord on Monday, June 7, 2010.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Rufus Hicks.  She is survived by her son Terry Hicks and his wife Paula of Hampton, GA, daughter Donna Bray and her husband Bill; grandchildren; sisters Margaret Estes of Gadsden, AL and Nancy Crocker of Knoxville, TN.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, June 10 at Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home, Jonesboro, GA; interment at Jonesboro City Cemetery.


Truman Smith Terry
xx-xx-xxxx  -  June 3, 2010

Truman Terry Smith, Lt. Col., age 89, died June 3, 2010.  Truman was born in Chula, MO.  He served in WW II and is a retired Lt. Col. from the US Ai Corps.  He served as Director of Flight Dispatch for Southern Airways, retiring from Republic Airlines.  He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret.  He is survived by five children; Jane Wood, George and Barb Terry, Barbara and Chap Cromley, Katy Terry, Rob and Deb Terry.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 3:00 pm at East Point Presbyterian Church.  Burial Monday, June 7, 11:00 am at Brooklet Cemetery in Brooklet, GA


George Benjamin 'Ben' Parks
xx-xx-xxxx  -  June 3, 2010

George Benjamin Parks of Palmetto, passed away June 3, 2010.  He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Gentry Parks; daughter, Jessica Parks Hines and her husband Thad of Douglasville; son Josh Parks and his wife Tiffany of Palmetto; mother, Annie Ruth Parks of Palmetto; sister Connie Parks Summer and her husband George of Newnan; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 5, 2010, at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home.  Interment to follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park.


Colonel Troy Letchworth, Jr
xx-xx-xxxx  -   April 23, 2010

Colonel Troy Letchworth, Jr, 82, of Marietta, died in his home April 23, 2010.  He was preceded in death by his son Troy Letchworth, III.  Survivors include his wife Yvonne Letchworth, daughter Caroline Wollstenhulme, daughter June Smith, daughter Karen Goddard, son Mark Miller, daughter Dianne Thompson, 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  Colonel Letchworth served his country from 1945-1978.  In addition to his military service, Colonel Letchworth flew as a Captain for Northwest Airlines for 26 years.  Funeral will be held Monday, April 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta.


Robert E. 'Bob' Holdder
xx-xx-xxxx  -  May 13, 2010

Robert E 'Bob' Holder of Newnan passed away May 13, 2010 as a result of a tractor accident.  Mr. Holder was retired from the airline industry, where he started his career in 1965 with Southern Airways, Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines.  He was a United States Naval Veteran.  He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, of Newnan.   Funeral services will be held Monday, May 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm at Northside Baptist Church in Newnan, GA.    www.parrottfuneralhome.com


Jimmy O'Neal Boyles
xx-xx-xxxx  -  May 8, 2010

Jimmy Boyles, a longtime resident of the Atlanta area, died May 8, 2010, in Baton Rouge, LA, where he had been living since 2004.  Jim spent 45 years in the airline industry, beginning with Southern Airways in 1955 which later became Republic Airlines and is today Northwest.  He is survived by his daughters Angela Corbin and Allison Boyles.  Visitation will be at Slate Funeral Home in King, North Carolina, Thursday May 13, 2010 from 9:00 am until service in the chapel at 11:00 am, interment to follow in Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.


Cecil Newton Bailey
xx-xx-xxxx  -  April 21, 2010

Cecil Newton Bailey, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.  Beloved husband of Barbara P Bailey, father of Mary Walsh (Rick) and John Bailey (Dina).  Memorial Service at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm.


Clifton Miller
December 8, 1917  -  April 10, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010, Catain Clif Miller, a full fledged member of the Greatest Generation, finished his life here on earth.  Clif was preceded in death by his first wife, Jennie Rice Miller, his son Billy C. Miller.  He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Paula Mauk Miller, son Ronald Miller- wife Rose, grandchildren and great grandchildren.    A graveside service will be held at Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro, GA on Wednesday April 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm.    Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home.


Candy Purl
xx-xx-xxxx  -  xx-xx-xxxx

Below are the arrangements for Candy Purl, twin sister of SO/RC/NW Flight Attendant Sandy Purl.  Memorial and Celebration Service:  2:00 pm April 11, 2010, Trinity Church, 10879 Tara Blvd., Hampton, GA


Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson Legg Hughes
July 20, 1917  -  March 13, 2010

 

Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson Legg Hughes passed away on March 13, 2010.   She leaves behind her daughter Marilyn Legg and her two nieces, Martha and Jackie of Orlando, FL.    She would to thank her extended family of Southern Airways flight attendants.  A memorial service is scheduled at The Parkview at a later date. 


Bettye Rogerson
xx-xx-xxxx  -  xx-xx-xxxx

The visitation for Bettye, wife of Captain William A. 'Bill' Rogerson, will be 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 30 and the funeral will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.  Both will be at Memorial Park Funeral Home on the north side of Poplar Avenue at Interstate 240 in Memphis, TN.  Burial will be at 4:00 pm on Wednesday in Lexington, AL


Oscar Ellis
xx-xx-xxxx  -  March 14, 2010

Oscar Ellis, 76, of Powder Springs died Sunday, March 14, 2010.  Funeral 2:00 pm Wednesday march 17, 2010, MacLand Baptist Church.  West Cobb Funeral Home.


Iraida Boney
xx-xx-xxxx  -  March 12, 2010

Mrs. Iraida 'Jo' Boney, age 76, of Morrow, passed away March 12, 2010.  She is survived by her husband, Guy; children Walter Boney, Gina Sturm, Scott Boney;  grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 14, 2010, at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, entombment will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.    www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com


Kathy McCord Bradley
October 5, 1949  -  March 11, 2010

Kathy McCord Bradley has been called home to God after a courageous battle against breast cancer.  She tried very hard not to let cancer stop her from enjoying life.  Kathy was from Hapeville, GA and attended Hapeville High School and West Georgia College.  She was a Flight Attendant for Northwest Airlines for 34 years, loving her job until she retired in 2004.  Kathy is survived by her husband of 25 years, Brian Bradley, and their children, son Taylor Massey and daughter  Lauren Bradley.  The church service will be held Friday, March 19, 2:00 pm at the Unity North Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA.    Alpharetta-SouthCare Funeral Home, www.alpharetta-southcare.com.


Patrick Joseph Crawford, Jr.
xx-xx-1932  -  February 20, 2010

'Pat' Crawford was born in Birmingham, AL and soloed at age 17 under the instruction of the late Captain George hanes. with whom he later flew at Southern Airways.  He jooined the US Air Force during the Korea war and served his country for four years.  He joined Southern Airways in 1959 and retired from Republic Airlines in 1984, after which he continued for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation.  Pat is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Shirley Hilley Crawford; son Patrick J Crawford III, daughter Julia Barrosso and her husband Armindo, his grandson Patrick J Crawford IV and two brothers.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  


Bobby S. 'Stan' Norton
xx-xx-xxxx  -  February 12, 2010

Mr. Bobby S. 'Stan' Norton of Fayetteville passed away February 12, 2010.  Mr. Norton was employed by (Southern Airways, Inc.) Delta Air Lines for the past 39 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.  Stan was also an avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast where he participated with the Patriot Guard, which honors fallen veterans.  He is survived by his wife, Susan Norton of Fayetteville; daughter Cortney Norton of Fayetteville; mother Melba Price of Wedowee, AL; brother David Norton of Tampa, FL and niece Cori Norton of Tampa, FL and many other loving family members and friends.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to Cortney Norton Educational Fund, P. O. Box 462, Kennesaw, GA 31056.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Please check at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.  Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory in Fairburn.  770-964-4800.


Captain W. T. 'Bill' Brown
October 12, 1919  -  November 26, 2009

Born in Nelson, GA, Bill was a veteran of World War II, serving as an Army Air Force pilot in the Pacific Theater.  Following the war, he began a career as a commercial pilot for American Airlines, and Southern Airways.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara, a former Delta stewardess, their five daughters, one son and thirteen grandchildren.  Funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Rosary Catholic church and entombment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.


Betty Tillerson
xx-xx-xxxx  -  xx-xx-2009

Betty Pitts Tillerson, 73, wife of Fred Tillerson, of Gainesville died Monday.  Funeral at 11:00 am Friday, Free Chapel Worship Center;  Mason and Ward Funeral Home.


Walter T. Kiser
xx-xx-xxxx  -  November 12, 2009

Walter T. Kiser died November 12, 2009 in Greenville, SC.


Robert Liddiard
xx-xx-xxxx  -  October 29, 2009

Robert 'Bob' Liddiard passed away in Salt Lake City on October 29, 2009


Glover 'Ted' Fortner
xx-xx-xxxx  -  September 22, 2009

Glover 'Ted' Fortner, a native of Jackson, AL and a long time resident of Mobile, AL exchanged this life for his eternal life on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  He leaves to cherish his devoted wife of 34 years, Lottie McClain Forner, six children, twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.   Funeral 11:00 am at the Little Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, Wolf Ridge Road, Whistler, AL.  Interment will follow at the Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.  Small's Mortuary, 950 South Broad Street, Mobile, AL


Ricky Bernard Dunigan
September 30, 1954  -  August 25, 2009

Ricky B. Dunigan, a native and resident of Mobile, departed this life at a local hospital.  He was a member of New Light Baptist Church, and a graduate of Blount High School, Class of 1972.  He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Laura Hudson Dunigan; three children, Ricky McKenzie; Jariv (Celeste) Dunigan and Ryan Dunigan; two sisters, Jerlyn (George) Hill and Darcel (Calvin) McKee; one granddaughter, Lyric Dunigan; three sisters-in-law; five brother-in-laws; one aunt; a host of nieces and nephews, three devoted, Jaki, Jamar and Michea; two friends, Emory Alexander and Presley Brown.  A memorial service to celebrate Ricky's life will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at the New Light Baptist Church with Rev. W. J. Lomax officiating.  Hughes Cremation & Funeral Service.


Marcia Gwen Cheesman
December 2, 1949  -  May 13, 2009

Marcia Gwen Cheesman, born in Honolulu, HI on December 2, 1949, died May 13, 2009 at home in Eagan, Minnesota.  Preceded in death by father Albert Baxter, mother Fusako Fujikawa and brother Clifford.  Survived by husband Robert C. Cheesman, Jr.; son Robert C. Cheesman, Jr.; sister Louise Ogata; and brother Dennis Baxter of Honolulu.  Memorial service 2 pm Saturday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Burnsville,  MN.


Beverly Ann Hurst McDuff
July 12, 1948 - August 2, 2009

Beverly Ann Hurst McDuff, 61, of Cordova, TN, went home to be with her Lord and Savior August 2, 2009, after a long hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer. Beverly was born July 12, 1948 in Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Mitchell P. Hurst and Willie Juanita (Hooper) Hurst. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jim McDuff, a pilot for NWA. She leaves behind her devoted sister & brother-in-law, Pamela and Larry Stanford; and nephew, Greg of Memphis, TN. She also leaves behind her special aunts, uncles, cousins and loyal friends and church family, all of whose loving support and prayers have sustained her during her illness. She was a member of Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church of Germantown, TN. Special thanks, appreciation and love go out to her long-time friend, Mike Aziz of Dallas, TX. She also leaves behind her beloved little poodle, Ginger, who was her constant companion for 17 years. She graduated from White Station High School in 1966. She attended Memphis State University before becoming a flight attendant for Southern Airways in 1970. She retired from Northwest Airlines in 2005 and was diagnosed with cancer soon after. She enjoyed volunteer work and was a ward hostess and recreation hostess at the Veterans’ Hospital during the Vietnam Conflict. More recently she had been a sidewalk counselor for women in crisis pregnancies. She had also volunteered at Baptist Rehabilitation Center. Her life scripture was Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him & He will direct your path.” Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, with services following at 1 p.m. at the Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church in Germantown. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Silerton, TN. Any memorials should be sent to Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church Mission Fund, 1665 Germantown Road S., Germantown, TN 38138 or the Hickory Grove Cemetery Fund in Silerton, c/o Nancy Rogers, 517 Lake Shore Drive, Lexington, TN 38351. Shackelford Funeral Directors (731)658-5277. Published in The Commercial Appeal on 8/4/2009.

John D. Webb, Jr.
xx-xx-xxxx  -  June 28, 2009

John D Webb, Jr. of College Park passed away June 28, 2009.  He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Webb, and is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joy Coley Webb of College Park; his daughter Debbie Holtzclaw of Locust Grove; sons Tommy Sills and his wife Betty Jean of Fairburn; David Sills and his wife Yvonne of Rockmart; sister Evelyn Bentley of Cullman, AL; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Moore officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Howard Eugene Locke
xx-xx-xxxx  - June 28, 2009

Howard  Locke, age 70, passed away Sunday June 28, 2009.  He retired from Metropolitan Nashville School System and Northwest Airlines.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother.  He is survived by a sister; three children; three grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held Thursday July 2nd, 2009 at 11 am and services will begin at 11 am and services will begin at 12 pm at Murfreesboro Funeral Home, 145 Innsbrooke Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN.


Anita Dorstewitz Martin
xx-xx-xxxx  -  April 28, 2009

Anita passed away April 28, 2009, at 11:45 am at Methodist Hospital in Houston.  Services will be held at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77598.   Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 - 7 pm on Friday, May 1, with a vigil to be held at 7 pm.  Funeral services will also be at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 am.


Gary Robert Silver
xx-xx-xxxx  -  April 27, 2009

Gary R Silver, 61, of Tucker, GA, passed away on April 27, 2009.  Born in Cincinnati to the late Charles and Thelma Silver, he was a faithful member of St. James Lutheran Church.  Gary is survived by his wife, Sue; sons, Rick and Russ; brothers, Ron Silver of Braselton, GA, Rick Silver of Merritt Is., FL; sister Cindy Dixon of Houston, TX.  The funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 2nd, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross.  Interment will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park.


Thomas Harold 'Hal' Wilson
xx-xx-xxxx  -  March 31, 2009

Thomas Harold 'Hal' Wilson, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday March 31, 2009.  He was a retired pilot for Southern Airways Inc. and Republic Airlines and had accumulated 28,410 flight house over his career.  He was an Army Air Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Brown Wilson in 1975 and is survived by his son, Warren T Wilson and wife Rebecca, two grandsons, Christopher T Wilson, and Matthew Lee Wilson.  Funeral services were held in Oneonta, AL and Hal was laid to rest in Memphis, TN.   Many thanks to his former Southern family for being part of the happiest times of his life.  Sincerely, Tom Wilson 901-867-2014, wandw@earthlink.net


Claude P Sansom
April 19, 1923   -  April 2, 2009

Claude P Sansom passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  Claude was born April 19, 1923, in Gadsden.  He graduated from Auburn University in 1948.  He started work with Southern Airways in Gadsden in 1951.  He was station manger for the airline in Vicksburg, MS and Birmingham before moving to Dothan in 1965.  He worked for what became Republic Airlines until he retired in April 1985.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sammy Cleveland Sansom; four sons and daughters-in-law and grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at the Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, April 5, 2009, at 3 pm with Dr. Johnny Fain and the Rev. Bob Gross officiating.  Ward Wilson Memorial Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory.