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
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
two children, Pam and Jeff. Sid
touched many people's lives
along the way with his enthusiastic and
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
He enjoyed tracking the conditions for
his son's airline flights,
rooting on the Georgia Tech yellow jackets,
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
08/08/1933 - 02/13/2014
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE NOTE THE DAY OF THE VISITATION HAS CHANGED TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 AND THE FUNERAL HAS CHANGED TO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15,2014.
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 - www.mowellfuneralhome.com
James Allen Childs
January 30, 1933 -
December 16, 2013
Mr. James Allen Childs, Sr., Age
80, of Barnesville, GA passed away
peacefully at home on December 16,
Mr. Childs was born in Griffin,
GA on January 30, 1933 to the late
Allen Herman Childs and the late
Annie Laurie Childs.
Mr. Childs 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
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
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.
- December 10, 2013
death by his
by his wife,
and 3 great
will be held
2013 at 2
7:00 pm at
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 12, 2013
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
Edward Dewey Smith
July 5, 1950 – October 1, 2013
Funeral services forEdward
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,
Active pallbearers will be Myron Jones, Gene Jones,
Sammy Perkins, Russell Carter, Donald Dalton, and Clay
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
September 16, 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
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.
Sunday, September 15, 2013 5:22 PM
I am sad to inform you
away today, Sept. 15 in
Destin, FL. He had
been ill for quite some
time and was in the
hospital when he
funeral is scheduled for
Friday, Sept. 20 at 2 pm
at Destin United
Methodist Church on
Beach Drive. This is all
of the information I
have at this time.
I do not know which
funeral home is in
charge, so you might
want to check the local
paper for an obituary.
James "Jim" Mann
1927 - September 6, 2013
James “Jim” Mann,86,
died at his home in
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
prior to being
called to serve in
World War II. He was
employed in the
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
and was also a
member of the
American Legion. He
was a charter member
before moving his
membership to First
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
The family will
celebrate Jim’s life
with a private
memorial service at
his home on Sunday,
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
Jim is survived by
his wife of 22
years, Yvonne Mosley
Mann; daughter Cathy
Malis (Bob) of
Hawaii; son Gerry
Mann (Carole) of
Mosley (Gail) of the
Lee Waldrop (Scott)
of New Albany; his
Mann; Ryan, Kyle and
Michelle Ondo; Luke
Mosley ; Jimbo, John
Holt and Mary Scott
Waldrop ; and five
In remembrance of
Jim’s life, the
donations made to
House, 5159 West
Main Street, Tupelo,
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.,
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,
Published in The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution on August 30, 2013
Don Grayson Sanders
(xx-xx-xx - August 17,
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
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.
December 26, 1955 - August 11, 2013
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
There will be a visitation Saturday from
11:00 A.M. until time of service at Fredonia
Memorial may be made to the Sickle Cell
Disease Association of American, Inc. in his
Rawls Funeral Home
Brownsville (731) 772-1472
The services forJerry
"Chewy" Hughesare as
services will be held at: Twin Oaks
Goodman Road, East
Friday, August, 2, 2013
- 2:00 p.m.
Service: Friday, August 2, 2013
p.m. (immediately following
Roy Dale Smith
(xx-xx-xx - July 17, 2013)
Family Placed Death Notice
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
Gary Ronald Smith (Debbie) of
Stockbridge, Tony Gerald Smith (Janet)
of Canton, 2 daughters - Virginia Dale
Helfert (Jim) of Cedartown, Glenda Gale
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
Published in The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution on July 18, 2013
William Wilkin Barker Jr.
September 25, 1936 - July 15, 2013
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
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
Larry D. Brock (xx-xx-xx - 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,
John Cyrus MacGregor
April 3, 1942 - July 11, 2013
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
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) 252-1161
Published in The
Commercial Appeal on June 24, 3013.
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
to be with
the Lord on
May 20, 2013
after a 4½
death by her
in 1967. She
a 25 year
career as a
one of only
was a very
June 5 from
6-8 p.m. at
will be held
June 6 at 2
be made by
June 4, 2013
Shelby Jean Richardson
October 26, 1938 - May
GA- 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
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
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
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
daughter, Valarie Ford
(Ken) of Warner Robins;
her four marvelous
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
Entombment will be in
the Freedom Mausoleum at
Perry Memorial Gardens
the service. A brief
visitation will follow
the interment at the
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Published in The
Telegraph May 11, 2013
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
She is survived by her
daughter Jennifer Michel and
husband Wayne of Newnan, GA;
Frasier of Newnan, GA and
Heather Narron and husband
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
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
In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the
Alzheimer organization at
Carl J Mowell & Son,
Philip Dennis Rowan
February 29, 1924 - April 2, 2013
Rowan, Philip Dennis, 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.
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
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.
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
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
June 29, 1952 - February 15, 2013
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
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
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 30052.
770-466-1544. Please sign the online
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Joseph N Gardner xx-xx-xx - February 2, 2013
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
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
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
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 June15, 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.
xx-xx-xx - December 6, 2012
John Irby, age 57 of Birmingham, passed away on
December 6, 2012 after a brief illness. He was
from Northwest Airlines, where he was employed for over
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.
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
flowers, the family requests that donations be made to
the Faith Community Fellowship Building Fund.
Published in The Birmingham News from December 7 to
Frank W. "Billy" Hulse IV xx-xx-xx
- September 21, 2012
IV, FRANK W. "BILLY" 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,
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 F. Avin Sr. July 20, 1941 - September 8, 2012
Robert Furman Avin Sr., 71, husband of Midge D. Avin, died Saturday, Sept. 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 www.sumterfunerals.com.
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements. (803) 775-9386.
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012, 1:10 PM
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Jr. 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 on Saturday 9/15 at 3pm at Grace Church. Corner of
hwy 57 and hwy 111.
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Ray Paul Koehn, Sr. June 4, 1934 - May 27, 2011
(Belated information received
in September, 2012)
Paul Koehn, Sr., suddenly passed away from this earth on May 27,
2011 as a result of a traffic accident.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be given to
Harvest International Ministry for the family at
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
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.
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
(from Clear and Sixty)
I am sorry to announce that Captain Roger Beldt
died on Saturday July 14, 2012 after a long illness. Services will
be this Wednesday,
July 18 at 2:00 pm at the
Methodist Church on Beach Drive in Destin, FL.
Condolences may be sent to Gisele at
3895 Sandprint Drive,
Destin, FL 32541.
George L Burt
Burt, George L., 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
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. She
also 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
Published in The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution on July 4, 2012
James Floyd Morris, Sr. September 5, 1940 - May
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
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.
Memorials may be made to Glendale Church
Building Fund or Shanon’s House of Compassion in Huntsville.
Usher Thomaston "Bill" Davis, Jr. 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
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 SingingSamaritans. He loved boating, fishing, camping
football. He received the Colquitt County Sports "Hall of
award for football, diving, and baseball. He worked contract
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
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
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
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
Olive Branch -
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
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
Minnesota and Memphis State University School of Law
in 1975. Col. Kissling was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the
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
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
Published in The Commercial Appeal on April 18, 2012
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
Mrs. Helen Rentz 5395 Danieli
Lake Park, GA 31636
Thomas A. Wiley
Visitation: 12:00 noon
Service: 1:00 pm
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to St.
Jude's Children's Hospital.
The obituary will be in Wednesday, March 21, 2012,
CALDWELL HAGER, SR
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
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. Those who wish may sign the on-line
guest registry at
Sherrell Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements for
Mrs. Anne Duncan.
William Allen "Toby" Tobiason
(1933 – 2011)
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
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
It is with great sadness that we must now say "Toby, rest in
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
Arthur D. Curry
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.
James Edward Wimpy xx-xx-xx
- November 2, 2011
Mr. James Edward Wimpy, age
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
Tuesday November 01
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Haisten Funerals &
1745 Zack Hinton Pkwy S.
McDonough, GA 30253
Wednesday November 02
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Haisten
Funerals & Cremations
IntermentWednesday November 02
11:45 AM to 11:55 AM Haisten/Eastlawn
McDonough, GA 30252
Captain Ben Avent
October 23, 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.
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
Her body was cremated and a
memorial service will be held on:
Monday, October 24th 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
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
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
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.
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
& Ida Feinauer Knoerr. Ruth was a loving wife, mother,
grandmother & 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 Lyman Knoerr &
sister-in-law Jeanne Peters.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 47 years Charles G.
“Chuck” Adamek of Newnan; daughters Brooke Moore & husband
Dean of Fayetteville and Dana Noah & husband Chris of
Peachtree City, GA; grandsons Jackson & Blake Noah; brothers
& sisters; Hilda Ponichtera of Saginaw, MI, Marie Piotrowski
of Turner, MI, Roy Knoerr of Southfield, MI & Gilbert Knoerr
of Midland, MI; brother & sister-in-laws Jerry & Sandy
Adamek of Fayettteville, 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.,
N.W. Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30305 or The Emory McKelvey Lung
Transplant Center, 1762 Clifton Rd, N.E., 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.
Born September 18, 1936, 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 Greenbrief Restaurant.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Cook and Ethel Deemer
Cook; wife, Shirley Cook; brothers, James Cook,
Earl Cook, and Otis Cook; and sisters, Margaret Williams and Mary
He is survived by his son and 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 friends, Adelia Howell
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Athens
chapel of Spry Funeral Home. Steve Williams will
conduct the service. Visitation with the family will be from 6
- 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. Memorial may be
made to your favorite charity.
August 24, 3011
Irving Lamar Williams, Sr.
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
Published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 24, 2011
Patrick "Pat" Maloy
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution August 6, 2011:
News Obituary Lisiting
Patrick "Pat" Maloy, 77, of Newan died Thursday.
Memorial Service. 2 p.m. today. Parrott Funeral Home,
(I had hoped additional information would be coming out, but this
is all I have so far.)
Captain James B. Moore
Captain James B. (J.B.) Moore passed away last evening, August 1,
There will be no public service as that was J.B.'s wish.
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June 28, 2011
Mr. William Cleveland (Duck) Bell, Jr. xx-xx-xx - May20, 2011
Mr. William Cleveland (Duck) Bell, Jr. died
Friday, May 20, 2011. He was a native Albanian, born
December 2, 1924, son of the late William C. Bell, Sr.
Bessie Arthur Bell. His memorial service will be Tuesday
11 AM at St. Paul’s
He graduated from Albany High School in 1942 and upon graduation
he attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega. On his 18th
birthday he took the bus to
where he enlisted in the
naval aviation program. He graduated at
Pensacola Naval Air Station and served as a naval officer
and pilot on the
aircraft carrier U.S.S. Mission Bay during
World War II. After military service he attended and
Emory University where he was a member of
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Mr. Bell was an instructor
with the Air Force before starting his airline career with
which after several mergers became
Airlines from which he retired. A member of St Paul’s
Episcopal Church, the Elks Lodge and the
he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kinchley Bell of
Montgomery, AL and Dewey Bell of
and two sisters, Vivian Bell Stubbs of Albany and Mary Frances
Dillard of Waycross and son in law Floyd G. Denison of Miami, Fl
and his beloved dog Lillie. 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 on
and Mary Alice
White and her husband Dean of Shalimar, FL, grandsons
Stephen Cannon and his wife Jaclyn, Dr. Robert Cannon and his
wife Brooke, Clinton White and his wife Jessica and Taylor
White, great grandchildren, Mac Cannon, Dylan Cannon and Isabel
White. To fly west my friends is a flight we all must take for a
final check. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church,
212 N. Jefferson St, Albany, GA 31701 of Willson Hospice
House, 420 Foundation Lane,
Albany, GA 31707.
You may sign the guestbook and share your thoughts with the
family of Mr. Bell by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors Albany
Henry Mitchell "Mitch" Dean
Henry Mitchell "Mitch" Dean, 62, died Friday
(May 20, 2011). Funeral Service,2 p.m. Sunday, funeral
home. Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA
published in gainesvilletimes.com on May 21, 2011
(Some .. wil remember Mitch who worked in crew
scheduling at Southern and went to MSP to work in Inflight Crew
Planning. Mitch battled Parkinson's Disease for over 10
years. After his airline career he dabbled in
commercial rel estate and some other businesses before becoming
too ill to work. Mitch is remembered as a loyal friend
with a quick wit and a love to banter.)
April 7, 2011
received a call from Tommy Kelley, Allan's son.
Allan died early this morning.
South Forest Hill Funeral Home
2545 E. Holmes Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Visitation: Friday, April 8, 5:00 - 7:00 at
Funeral: Saturday, April 9, 2:00 pm
In case you need it, Tommy's cell phone number
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.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on
March 10, 2011
Captain J. W. O'Neal
February 27, 2011
Captain J. W. O'Neal
died February 25, 2011.
There will be a viewing on Monday, February 28th from 6 to 8
Masters Funeral Home
3015 Crill Avenue
The service will be a graveside service only at:
4083 Lannie Road
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
"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles..." Ps 40:31.
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth.
Of sun-split clouds--and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of-
Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft throught footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sancitity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
Gaston M. Sutton
May 14, 1922 - February 14, 2011
Columbus, GA - 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 Unit4d States Navy during World War
Mr. Sutton was a charter member of Striplin Terrace Unit4d
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
Virginia Leigh Vann
Virginia Leigh Vann, 57, of Atlanta died January 11, 2011.
Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers
of Marietta. 770-420-5557
(edited from ajc featured obituary)
...Virginia Lee Vann of Atlanta 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.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 14,
Charlotte Johnson 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
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
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
on January 6, 2011
Ray Thornberry, of Lawrenceville,
formerly of Lake City, GA, passed away December 24, 2010.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2919 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 (TODAY)
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
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
on December 27, 2010
James Franklin Glover
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
Carl Howard Bryant
Howard 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
Linda Joyce Sanders
Linda Joyce 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
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
Received November 3, 2010
from Jim Robinson
Long time Flight
Attendant, Linda Sanders, died yesterday morning
November 1, 2010. The arrangements follow:
The family has decided to have a traditional service for Linda
instead of a private one. Visitation will be held on Thurs. Nov. 4th
from 6-8 p.m. and Fri Nov. 5th from 10-1045a.m. at Crowell Brothers
5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross, GA. The services
will be held on Friday Nov. 5th, at 11a.m., in the chapel at Crowell
Brothers. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that any
donations be sent to Hopegivers Ministry at P.O. Box 29013,
Atlanta, Ga. 30359.
The obit will be in the paper Wed. or Thurs.
Anne Posey Hall,
"Grandmother," passed peacefully
Thursday, October 21, 2010 from the
Alzheimer's disease. The daughter
of Bessie Laster Posey and
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
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
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.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
from October 23 to October 24, 2010
Captain Wink Moore
Thursday, 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
Dale Carl Peterson of
Fayetteville, GA, 60, passed away on October 8, 2010. Dale
was born in
Minneapolis, MN on
1949. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lynette (Thompson),
two brothers, Dr. Reece Peterson (Barbara) of
Curt Peterson of
Brainerd, MN, nephew Leif Peterson (Cara) and great niece
Avery of Kansas City,
KS, and niece Jarren Peterson of
Dale was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Doris (Schiebe)
Peterson. Dale retired from
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
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
Church or Southwest Christian Hospice.
Friday, October 8, 2010.
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.
September 28, 2010
Memorial Service for Bill Steen OCTOBER 9, 2010.
HOLLY HILLS CEMETERY
359 WEST BROAD, FAIRBURN, GA
PARROTT FUNERAL HOME,
8355 HIGHWAY 74 N, FAIRBURN, GA
BILL STEEN PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY LAST NIGHT IN HIS
BARBIE CALLED ME THIS A.M. AND SAID IT WAS A SHOCK BECAUSE
HE HAD BEEN DOING SO MUCH BETTER THESE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.
HE REQUESTED TO BE CREMATED SO A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE
HELD AT PARROT'S FUNERAL HOME IN FAIRBURN; HOWEVER, SHE HAD
NO IDEA WHEN. HER SISTER IS ENROUTE FROM HOUSTON AND PLANS
WILL BE FINALIZED LATER.
JANELLE IS DOING OK UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.
THEIR ADDRESS IS
941 VILLAGE TERRACE, APT. A 120, PORT ORANGE, FL 32127
IF I HEAR ANYTHING FURTHER, I'LL PASS ALONG THE INFORMATION.
SO SAD - HE WILL BE MISSED.
Malone, Gary Landon
September 1, 2010
Malone, Gary Landon
- 54 of Alcoa, TN went home to be with the Lord peacefully Saturday,
August 14, 2010 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
Missionary Baptist Church where he worked to serve the
Lord whenever he was needed. Gary graduated from Aloca
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
Gardens. Services to conclude with a full dove
release. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. Mr. Malone's guestbook
can be signed on-line at
Published in the
Knoxville News Sentinel from August 16 to August 19,
Robin Griffin Gatlin
August 19, 2010
received word that , age 72, died August
Any notification / obituary I receive will be
Sunday, July 25, 2010
This is msg just rec'd fm
Marty Davis, wife of Bill Davis,
retired CSS in MEM,,,,,,,
With a great amount of
sadness, I would like to inform everyone
that Bill passed away on Saturday, July
Arrangements are not complete, but will
be posted in the next day or so.
Please keep me in your prayers.
Dara Lee Harris
Lee Harris passed away
at her home in Miramar
Beach, Fla., on Saturday
July 11, 2010.
Dara lived in the north
Florida area for 35 years.
She was raised in Louisiana,
University of Louisiana at
Monroe, and worked as
flight attendant for
over 25 years. Dara loved
the water, finding solace in
its beauty. She adored
watching the fishing boats
each morning and loved to
entertain her many friends.
Dara truly never met a
She is survived by her
mother, Carolyn Warnick, and
stepfather, Hal Warnick of
Karen Wilson (Terry) of
Plano, Texas, and Jan
Prentice (Henry) of
Wake Forest, N.C.; a
brother, Jeff Marchefski
nieces, Andrea Kalm and
Annie Prentice; and nephews,
Brandon Kalm and Drew
Prentice. She is also
survived by her beloved
A memorial will be held at
Eden State Park on Friday,
July 16, at 6 p.m. Friends
of Dara are invited to share
in a celebration of her
life. For more information,
Emerald Coast Flowers
and Gifts (850-835-5200) will be
floral deliveries to
Eden State Park for the
memorial service. Donations
may be made to Twin Cities
Hospital in Niceville, Fla.
Northwest Florida Daily
July 14, 2010
Bobby N. Scruggs
SPARTANBURG, SC-- 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 October 9, 1936, 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, a former volunteer of Mobile Meals, and was active
with Right to Life, Parkinson Support Group, the First
Monday Club, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Hayes Scruggs; two
daughters, Katrina Lanford and husband Rev. Terry of Boiling
Springs and Lisa Voorhees and husband Todd of Longwood, FL;
four grandchildren, Andy and Kalie Lanford and Ashley and
Bryce Voorhees; a brother, Kenneth G. Scruggs of Boiling
Springs; a sister, Deborah Foster of Gaffney; one nephew and
five nieces. He was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Waddell.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 13,
2010, at Floyd's North Street Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July
14, 2010, at Powell Presbyterian Church, conducted by the
Rev. Fred Thompson, the Rev. Ray Bobo, and the Rev. Terry
Memorials may be made to Mobile Meals Services, P.O.
Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304 or to Powell Presbyterian
Church, 3 County Road, Spartanburg, SC 29301. The family is at the home.
An online guestbook is available at
Floyd's North Church Street Chapel.
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal
from July 12 to July 13, 2010
June 9, 2010
Hicks, 84, of Hampton , Georgia went home
to be with her Lord on Monday, June 07, 2010.She was preceded in death by her husband
of 56 years
Rufus Hicks, parents John and Zella
Young, brother J.A. Young and sister Violet
McCarty.She is survived by
her son Terry Hicks and wife Paula of Hampton,
Georgia, daughter Donna Bray and husband Bill of
Griffin, Georgia and grandchildren, Patrick,
Kristen and Christopher Bray; sisters Margaret
Estes of Gadsden Alabama, Nancy Crocker and
husband Earle of Knoxville Tennessee; several
nieces and nephews.
She loved the Lord and was a long time member of
First Baptist Church of Jonesboro.The family wishes to thank the staff of
Westbury Nursing Home in McDonough , Georgia for
all their love and care over these last four
years along with Brightmoor Hospice for their
care over the last two months.Funeral services for Mrs. Hicks will be
held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 10 at Pope
Dickson & Son Funeral Home,
168 N. McDonough Street , Jonesboro , Georgia
with Rev. Irvin Pearre and Rev. Hinton Harris
officiating. The family will receive friends two
hours before the service at the funeral home.Interment will follow at
Jonesboro City Cemetery .In lieu of flowers, donations in memory
of Peggy Hicks may be made to First Baptist
Church of Jonesboro, Reaching Generations
in WW II
and is a
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Colonel Troy Letchworth, Jr.
April 25, 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 Woolstenhulme, daughter June Smith, daughter Karen Goddard, son Mark Miller, daughter Dianne Thompson, 18 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Colonel Troy Letchworth, Jr. served his country from 1945-1978 as Deputy Director of Operations at Air Force level, Vice commander of a Military Airlift Wing, Group Commander, Squadron Commander, a Flight Commander in the Military Airlift command flying global and tactical missions worldwide, Jet Fighter Pilot, Radar Maintenance Officer, Electronics Officer, Air Force TrainingMaster CommandFlight Instructor in fixed wing, and a Rotery Wing Flight Instructor in Army Aviation. In addition to his military service, Colonel Letchworth flew as a Captain for Northwest Airlines for 26 years. He has flown the following aircraft: C-141 Starlifter, DC-9, C-12, Globemaster, Martin 404, C123, DC-3, T-29, C-9, C-45, C-47, C-54, B-17, B-25, L-20, P-51, F-80, T-37, T-33, T-28, T-34, PT-13, PA-18. Hiller helicopter H-23, KR-21, Piper Cubs, Aeroncas, and Beerying Speedster. Funeral service will be held Monday, April 26, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta. The family will receive friends Monday, April 26, 2010 from 12 to 2 PM at the funeral home.
Published in the Marietta Daily Journal
E. (Bob) Holder
of Newnan passed
away May 13, 2010 as
a result of a
Mr. Holder was
retired from the
where he started his
career in 1965 with
He was also a United
Veteran, a member of
Forest Park Masonic
Lodge # 300 F
& AM and a 1961
graduate of Forest
Park High School. He
is survived by his
wife, Rebecca (
Beckie ) Holder of
John and Carole
Boulder, CO; Billy
and Geri Holder of
Memphis, TN; Jim and
Kaye Baum of
Memphis, TN; John
and Jean Gresham of
Memphis, TN; Howard
and Jill Calhoun of
of Thomaston, GA ;
Sherri Price of
Peachtree City, GA;
Manautou of Rex, GA;
nephews, David Price
John and Beth
Manautou of Jackson,
GA and a host of
other family members
and friends. Funeral
services will be
held Monday, May 17,
2010 at 5 o'clock at
in Newnan, GA with
Rev. Brian Carroll
and Dr. Bob Helton
desiring may send an
online condolence at
In lieu of flowers
those wishing may
make donations to
3070 Hwy. 29 North,
Newnan, GA 30265.
The family will
Sunday, May 16, 2010
from 2:00 until 4:00
p.m. at Parrott
Funeral Home and
Monday at 4:00 p.m.
at Northside Baptist
Funeral Home and
on May 15, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
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). Grandfather of Ricky, Jr. Walsh, Monica Walsh, Kristin Burley (David), Ashley Bailey, John Bailey, Jr. and
Great grandfather of Dillon Burley. Brother of Carolyn Villena and Kay Hicks. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Service at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home,
4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, on Saturday April 24, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The
American Lung Association:
2325 Severn Ave., Suite 8, Metairie, LA 70001, or The
American Cancer Society:
2605 River Rd., New Orleans, LA 70121.
April 18, 2010
Family-Placed Death Notice
Sunday, April 18, 2010, Captain Clif Miller, a
full fledged member of the
Greatest Generation, finished his life
here on earth. While he was a part of our lives
he accomplished many of his goals but he was
always planning the next project either for
himself or for someone else. He never gave up on
life or its experiences. He was born in
Stephenville, Texas, in a log cabin on a very
cold December 8, 1917. He was not expected to
live but no one knew just what a fighter he
would become. He set his goal of becoming a
Pilot at the age of ten and fulfilled that
dream. He attended John Tarlton College in
Stephenville, Texas and then joined the Army Air
Corp before World War ll. He became ill during
the class and was in the hospital for eight
weeks and did not graduate with his class so he
was discharged from the Army Air Corp. He then
joined the National Youth Association and took
flying lessons until he heard that the
Royal Canadian Air Force would allow
Americans to serve as instructors. He borrowed
$50.00 from a friend, married Jennie Lee Rice of
Ranger, Texas, and then headed to Canada with
$15.00 In his pocket. This was his first time to
ever leave the state of Texas. After the United
States entered WWll he left the RCAF to join the
US Navy. He instructed for a while and then with
the formation of VR 11, a transport squadron, he
flew his dream, a four engine airplane. He was
Hawaii and flew throughout the
South Pacific. When the war ended he
started his own airline called NATS for Naval
Air Transports with a leased DC-3. He flew this
airline as a barnstormer until the lease was
terminated on his airplane. In 1949
Southern Airways was formed and he was
one of the first pilots hired. Throughout his
career with Southern he was known to be the
person who would stand up for his crews and lead
the battle for better working conditions. He was
awarded by the
Federal Aviation Administration the
Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 63
years of successful flying. He was a small man
in stature but a huge man when it concerned his
beliefs. He spoke his opinion and never backed
down if he believed it was morally right. Clif
loved his family and was proud of his children,
grandchildren, great grandchildren and his
friends. He was special to many people as he did
his best to help those who were willing to help
themselves. He believed in education for all and
he contributed to help make it possible. His
adopted children in
Mexico attend school because of his
belief that all can excel when given a chance.
Clif was preceded in death by his Mother, Jewel
Savage Miller, his father, William B. Miller,
his first wife, Jennie Rice Miller, his son
Billy C. Miller, his sister and brother in law,
Inez and Glen Childers. He is survived by his
wife of 37 years, Paula Mauck Miller, his son
Ronald L. Miller and his wife Brenda L. Miller,
his daughter-in-law Rose S. Miller, his
Sherry Miller Cruse and her husband
Kevin, his grandson
Brian Miller and his wife Amy, and his
granddaughter Jennie L. Workman. His great
grandchildren include Miller and Nikolai
Melnikoff, Faith Miller, Harper, Jane and
Christian Miller, and Jackson and Noah Workman.
He is also survived by his faithful protector
and companion, Prissy his rescue dog. He was
also very much loved by his wife's family, Sally
Mauck, mother-in-law; sister-in-law Marchita
Mauck, brother and sister-in-law Eddie and
Janice Mauck, nephew Brad Mauck and his wife
Jodie, and niece Mandi Mauck and her fiancé Chad
Tubbs. Clif cherished his friendship with his
WWII flying partner, Bob Fults and his
wife Ginny of Dallas TX, and his many supportive
friends from Southern Airways through the years.
He loved his Mexican family of Juan and Salud
Bernal and their children, Claudia, Adrian,
Aaron and Sophia. He loved and appreciated those
who helped in his care, Francisco and Marisol
Perez and their family. His "horse friends"
Brian, Susan and Shelby Reimer were part of his
extended family. He was blessed with a long life
and always an adventurous one. He was our hero
and he was "the wind beneath our wings." A
graveside service will be held at
Sherwood Memorial Park,
6841 Tara Blvd. Jonesboro, Ga. on
Wednesday April 21, 2010, at 3:00 p.m., Rev.
Rolen Cooper officiating. Friends are invited to
join the family at the Miller home after the
service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may
be made to Southwest Christian Care,
7225 Lester Road, Union City GA 30291 to
whom the family is grateful for outstanding
care. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on
April 20, 2010
April 5, 2010
the arrangements for Candy
Purl, twin sister of
SO/RC/NW Flight Attendant Sandy
Subject: Candy Purl's Memorial
and Celebration Service!
2:00 p.m. April 11,2010 Trinity
Church 10879 Tara
Blvd Hampton Ga.
30228 Phone #770
Floyd Carmack will be conducting
Nancy Ellenburg at Morrow
MARY ELIZABETH WILKERSON LEGG HUGHES
March 13, 2010
Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson Legg Hughes passed away on March 13, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Marilyn Legg. Liz, as she was affectionately nicknamed by the Dulin family, was born in Mayfield, Kentucky on July 20, 1917, to John and May Wilkerson. She loved to cook, play bridge and needlework. She spent many hours enjoying time, fishing. Mary Elizabeth and her second husband, Raymond Hughes, traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally. Mary Elizabeth was a bridal consultant for the Helen of
Memphis, Goldsmiths and M. M. Cohn. She was very well known for her weddings in
Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. She leaves behind her daughter, Marilyn Legg and her two nieces, Martha and Jackie of Orlando, FL. She would like to thank her many friends at The Parkview that made her days so bright and happy. She would also like to thank all members of the Dulin family, for all the years of love and support. In addition, Leigh, for all the cakes, Jan, for the figs, and her extended family of
Southern Airways flight attendants. A memorial service is scheduled at The Parkview at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to the Church of the Holy Communion,
Pastoral Care, 4645 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, 38117. Canale
Published in The Commercial Appeal on March 15, 2010
Bettye, wife of Captain William A. (Bill) Rogerson
March 28, 2010
Bettye Rogerson, wife of Captain Bill Rogerson, will be 5:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday
March 30 and the funeral will be at 10:00 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 on Wednesday in Lexington, Alabama.
March 16, 2010
2 p.m. Wednesday
(March 17, 2010)
MacLand Baptist Church;
on March 16,
Mrs. Iraida "Jo" Boney, age
76, of Morrow, passed away,
March 12, 2010. She is
survived by her husband;
Guy, children; Walter Boney
of Oxford, MS, Gina Sturm of
McDonough, Scott Boney of
Erica Boney, Sam Wise-Boney,
Tania Sturm, Sean Boney, and
Bradley Sturm. Funeral
services will be held,
Sunday, March 14, 2010, at 2
PM in the chapel of
Ford-Stewart Funeral Home.
Mike Sturm will officiate.
Entombment will be at
Memorial Gardens. The
family will receive friends
on Saturday, March 13, 2010
from 6-8 PM at the funeral
home. Ford-Stewart Funeral
March 13, 2010
March 11, 2010
Kathy KATHY McCORD
BRADLEY Kathy McCord
Bradley October 5, 1949
– March 11, 2010 Kathy
Bradley has been called
home to God after a
She tried very hard not
to let cancer stop her
from enjoying life.
and attended Hapeville
High School and
West Georgia College.
She was a flight
for 34 years, loving her
job until she retired in
2004. A life well-lived,
Kathy enjoyed her
family, friends, the
arts and traveling. Her
mother, Virginia McCord,
and brother, Charles
McCord, preceded her in
death. Kathy is survived
by her husband of 25
and their children, son,
Taylor Massey and
Bradley, father, Robert
B. McCord, sisters,
Nancy M. Storey
(husband, Edward), Elaine DeLong (husband,
Steve), nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles and
cousins. She was and
still is greatly loved
by her family and manyfriends. She will be
carried in spirit
throughout the rest of
their lives. The
will be held Friday,
March 19th, 2:00 p.m. at
Unity North Church, 4255
Sandy Plains Rd,
Marietta, GA 30066.
will be the
celebration of life
party at Olde
4950 Olde Towne Parkway,
Marietta, GA 30068.
Donations may be made to
on March 17, 2010
Patrick Joseph Crawford, Jr.
"Pat" Crawford was born in Birmingham,
Alabama and soloed at age 17 under the instruction
of the late Captain George Hanes, with whom he later
flew at Southern Airways
He joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean war
and served his country for four years. After
his honorable discharge in 1954, he entered a career
in commercial aviation with
crop dusters inGreenville, Mississippi, then a
corporate Beech D-18 for Regal Textiles in South
Carolina. He joined Southern Airways in
1958 and retired from Republic Airlines
in 1984, after which he continued flying for the
Pat is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years,
Shirley Hilley Crawford, his son, Patrick J.
Crawford III, daughter Julia Barrosso and husband,
Armindo, his grandson Patrick J.
Crawford IV and two brothers.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to the
Humane Society, 1600 Bay Avenue, Panama City, FOL
February 14, 2010
Family-Placed Death Notice
Mr. Bobby S.
(Stan) Norton of Fayetteville passed away
2010. Mr. Norton has been employed with
Air Lines for the past 39 years and was a veteran of the
United States Marine Corp. (Semper Fi). Stan was also an avid
motorcycle enthusiast where he participated with the
which honors fallen veterans. He is survived by his wife,
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
members and friends. In lieu of flowers please make
Cortney Norton Educational Fund, P.O. Box 462,
Kennesaw, GA 30156.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please check at
Parrott Funeral Home and
Journal-Constitution on February 14, 2010
Captain W. T. (Bill) Brown
October 12,1919 - November 26, 2009
Nelson, Georgia, Bill was a veteran of World War II,
serving as an Army Air Force pilot in the Pacific
Following the war, he began a career as a
commercial pilot for American Airlines, Southern
Airways, retiring from Republic Airlines in 1977.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara, a
former Delta stewardess, their five daughters, one
son, and thirteen grand-children.
Funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Rosary
Catholic Church and entombment was at Memorial Park
Cemetery in Memphis. The family requests
memorial donations to either
the building fund of Holy Rosary or Crossroads
Hospice of Memphis.
Published in The Memphis
Commercial Appeal November 29, 2009
Betty, wife of
Funeral, 11 a.m.
and Ward Funeral
Published in The
on November 19, 2009
W. T. Kiser
W. T. Kiser died November 12, 2009 in Greenville, SC
Robert (Bob) Liddiard
Robert (Bob) Liddiardpassed away in Salt Lake City on
October 29, 2009.
Glover Fortner "Ted"
Glover "Ted" Fortner, a native of Jackson, Alabama and a
long time resident of Mobile, Alabama exchanged this life for
his eternal life on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at his resident
surrounded by his loving family. He leaves to cherish his
devoted wife of 34 years, Lottie McClain Fortner. Six children,
twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Three
sister-in-laws and three brother-in-laws. A host of nieces and
nephews. His remains will lie in state at Small's Mortuary on
Friday, September 25, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on
Saturday, September 26, 2009 after 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00
a.m. funeral hour at the Little Welcome Missionary Baptist
Church, 1516 Wolf Ridge Road, Whistler, Alabama. Pastor J.C.
Garror, Officiating. Interment will follow at the Lawn Haven
Memorial Gardens. Dignified and professional services entrusted
to Small's Mortuary, 950 South Broad Street., Mobile, Alabama.
Ricky Bernard Dunigan
August 25, 2009
Ricky B. Dunigan a native and resident of Mobile, Born
September 30, 1954 departed this life August 25, 2009
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
A memorial service to celebrate Ricky's life
will be at 1 pm on Saturday, Seprember 5, 2009 at the New
Light Baptist Church with Rev. W. J. Lomax officiating.
Hughes Cremation & Funeral Service
Marcia Gwen Cheesman
May 13, 2009
Cheesman, Marcia Gwen Born in Honolulu, HI on
Dec. 2, 1949. Died May 13, 2009 at home in Eagan. Preceded in death
by father Albert Baxter, mother Fusako Fujikawa and brother
Clifford. Survived by husband, Robert C.
Cheesman, Sr.; son, Robert C. Cheesman, Jr.;
sister, Louise Ogata; and brother, Dennis Baxter of Honolulu.
Memorial service 2 PM Saturday, May 16, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Ann Hurst McDuff,
61, of Cordova,
TN, went home to
be with her Lord
August 2, 2009,
after a long
Beverly was born
July 12, 1948 in
Memphis, TN. She
was preceded in
death by her
Hurst and Willie
Hurst. She was
also preceded in
death by her
McDuff, a pilot
for NWA. She
Pamela and Larry
nephew, Greg of
Memphis, TN. She
all of whose
and prayers have
illness. She was
a member of
love go out to
Aziz of Dallas,
TX. She also
Ginger, who was
companion for 17
High School in
in 1970. She
Airlines in 2005
and was a ward
hostess at the
recently she had
been a sidewalk
women in crisis
Center. Her life
“Trust in the
Lord with all
your heart and
lean not on your
In all your ways
& He will direct
be from 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m.
August 5, with
following at 1
p.m. at the
Burial will be
at Hickory Grove
should be sent
TN 38138 or the
Cemetery Fund in
517 Lake Shore
Visit Guest Book
Published in The
Commercial Appeal on
John D. Webb Jr.
June 28, 2009
Family Placed Death Notice
WEBB, John, Jr. Mr. 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; 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
o'clock in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with
Rev. Joe Moore officiating. Interment will follow at
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing may send
an online condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from
5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home and
Crematory, Fairburn. 770-964-4800.
View/Sign Guest Book Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on
Howard Eugene Locke
From: Bob Brown
Date: Monday, July 6, 2009, 6:44 PM
death notice of Howard Locke. He was killed in a
house fire June 28, 2009. Howard worked at Southern thru
Northwest from 1974 thru 2004. He worked in
Charlotte, Memphis, retiring back in Nashville. Bob
LOCKE, Howard Eugene Age 70, passed
away Sunday June 28, 2009. He retired from
Metropolitan Nashville Public School System
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. He will be sorely
missed by many friends, colleagues and former
students. Visitation will be held Thursday July
2nd, 2009 at 11 a.m. and services will begin at
12 p.m. at Murfreesboro Funeral Home,
145 Innsbrooke Blvd. Murfreesboro, TN 37128.
SILVER, Gary Robert Gary
R. Silver, 61, of
Tucker, GA, passed away on April 27, 2009. Born in
Cincinnati, OH to the late Charles and Thelma Silver, he was a
faithful member of St. James Lutheran Church. Gary loved working
with his hands and spent his free time volunteering with Gwinnett
Habitat for Humanity and at various church projects. However, most
importantly, he loved spending time with his special needs son Russ.
The two of them were fixtures in the Tucker community and were
devoted followers of
Tucker High School football. Gary is survived by his wife,
Sue; sons, Rick and Russ; brothers,
Ron Silver of
Braselton, GA and Rick Silver of Merritt Is., FL; sister,
Cindy Dixon of
Houston, TX; and a host of other relatives and friends. The
funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2nd, at
Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross.
Interment will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park. The family will
receive friends Friday, May 1st, from 6:00-8:00 pm. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be sent to: St. James Lutheran Church of
Norcross, Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity, or the Georgia
Online condolences may be expressed at
www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers
Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd.,
Norcross, GA 30092
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 4/30/2009
Harold Wilson (Hal) 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday
March 31, 2009. He was a retired pilot from
Southern Airways, Inc. and
Republic Airlines and had accumulated 28,410 flight hours
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 of Arlington Tennessee, two grandsons, Christopher T. Wilson
Austin, Texas and
Matthew Lee Wilson of
Funeral services were held in Oneonta, Al. and Hal was laid to rest
Many thanks to his former Southern family for being part of the
happiest times of his life.
Bobby R. Tompkins, Sr.
August 19, 1936 - March 24, 2009
MIDLAND, GA — Bobby "Bob"
R. Tompkins, Sr., 72, of
Midland, GA died Tuesday March
24, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital
in Columbus, GA. Funeral
services will be held 11 a.m.
Friday March 27, 2009 at
McMullen Funeral Home Chapel
3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, Ga
with Reverend Brad Carpenter
officiating. Interment will
follow at Parkhill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday
evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
funeral home. Mr. Tompkins was
born August 19, 1936 in Ft.
Benning, GA to the late Tom
Tompkins and Lillie Mae Shaw
Tompkins. He was a station
agent with Northwest Airlines
and attended Harvest Faith
Community Church. He was also a
U.S. Air Force Veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 48
years, Pat Foster Tompkins of
Midland, GA, son, Bob Tompkins,
Jr. (Ebbie) of Columbus, GA,
daughters, Patti Manville (Mark)
of Phenix City, AL and Donna
Kane (Adam) of Hamilton, Ga,
grandchildren, Brandon Hinesley,
Blair Kane, Shannon Kane, and
step-grandchildren, Chris Rhames,
T.J. Rhames and Heather
Manville. Those who wish may
sign the online guest registry
at www.mcmullenfuneralhome. com.
Published in Columbus
Ledger-Enquirer on 3/26/2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Family-Placed Death Notice
PETERS, Jack Mr. Jack R. Peters, age 80, of East
Point, died Sunday March 22, 2009. He was a retired Air
Force Veteran of Viet Nam also retired from Northwest
Airlines as a Aircraft Mechanic. He is survived by his wife
of 55 years Patricia A. Peters, his son and daughter-in-law
Ronald David (Toni) Peters of Spokane, WA, his daughter and
son-in-law Cheryl (David) Cochran. Also survived by 2
grandchildren Robert Clinton Cochran (Amy), Rebecca Ann
Cochran, 2 great grandchildren Awbree Elizabeth Cochran and
Allison Ann Cochran all of Gainesville, GA His brother
William (Jan) Peters of New Port Ritchie, FL, and his sister
Jean Lahman of Tacoma, WA. He was preceded in death by his
son Dennis Peters. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday
March 26, 2009 in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to
follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will
receive friends from 6-8 pm on Wednesday and 12 to 2 on
Thursday at the funeral home.
Re: Troy Davis
" I apologize for not getting
this out sooner but it has been an extremely
busy day. Visitation
will be at Memory Chapel 5 pm to 8 pm Thursday. Funeral is Friday at
2 pm. "
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Troy Davis age 84 passed away yesterday at the South
Central Regional Medical Center in Hattiesburg, MS. Funeral
arrangements are incomplete at this time.
have the sad news to report that Thomas Hough passed away this
morning at approximately 3 a.m., February 14, 2009, after a long
battle with cancer. He had been in the hospital for the last 3
weeks and grew steadily worse. My mother and sister were with
him at the time of his passing and he went quietly into the
Lord's arms. We feel that it is a blessing that the Lord called
him on because he had suffered for the last few months.
Uncle Thomas has requested to be cremated and we will honor his
request. We plan at this time to hold a Memorial Service at
Salem Heights Baptist Church, Hwy 84 East, Laurel, MS 39440 at
10:30 a.m., on Saturday, February 21, 2009. We would ask that
no flowers or food be sent, but if you wish, donate to the
Gideon Organization or The Salvation Army, in his memory.
BETTY JANE MECHE
141 JORDAN LOOP
ELLISVILLE, MS 39437
SILAS LEVI ESTES, 83, Of Lakeland, passed February
11, 2009 at his home. He was born November 20, 1925 to
Robert and Elizabeth Estes. He was the seventh child out of
twelve children. He was an Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic for
36 years and retired from Northwest Airlines. He was also a
Navy veteran and a member of Ellendale Church Of Christ.
Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m Saturday February 14 at
Memphis Funeral Home - Poplar. Service will be Sunday,
February 15 at 2 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home - Poplar with
interment in Memorial Park South Woods. He was a loving
father, grandfather, brother & friend. He leaves two
daughters, Beverly Diane Estes, of Lakeland, TN and Anita
Estes Hunter of Cordova, TN.; four sisters; Mary Scarth of
Ripley, MS, Mattie Byrd Hobson of Ripley, MS, Jo Lee of
Memphis, TN, Pam Dietz of Loredo, TX; two brothers, Steadman
Estes of Ripley, MS, Hiram Estes of Starkville, MS and two
grandchildren, Joshua Hunter and Lauren Hunter. Memorials
should be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in
lieu of flowers. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar 901-725-0100
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 2/13/2009
January 21, 2009
I have been advised that Wally
Condon from Southern Airways Company is ill and would like to hear
from old friends. As soon as I have a contact address for him,
I will post it.
BELCHER, Kerry Kerry Belcher, age 57, of
Fayetteville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2008.
Memorial services will be held 2:00 P. M. Sunday, December
28, 2008 at Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, 2165 Highway
138, SW, Riverdale, GA 30296. In lieu of flowers please make
memorials to the Heifer Foundation, 1015 Louisiana Street,
P.O. Box 727, Little Rock, AR 72203-0727.
www.heiferfoundation.org. Arrangements by the Cremation
Society of Georgia 404- 355-7627
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 12/27/2008
Subject: Fw: PLS PASS THIS ALONG
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2008 13:03:16 +0000
From: Ed Smith
December 24, 2008 21:02:32 CST
Subject: PLS PASS THIS ALONG
----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Wanda Nabors
ED, I just got off the phone with GENE ----- He and his
daughters are in need of GOD
and strength to get thru the next days ..
Kerry's charity was the
- She wanted instead of flowers, make a donation to the
Heifer Foundation - that info is
www.heiferfoundation.org. (sic) ..... she had
breast cancer and has fought it for many years. (S)he
had trouble breathing this past weekend and had to go to
the hospital. She lived much longer than they predicted - she
put a great fight - even going to a clinic in AZ for treatment
summer. .... (sic)
December 25, 2008
I received a call last evening:
There will be a memorial service at 2:00 pm Sunday at
Hope Lutheran Church on
Highway 138, Riverdale,
Her obituary should be in the paper on Saturday.
December 17, 2008
Garber Jr., Raymond Sanford -
of Jonesboro died Monday, December 15, 2008.
Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday. Forest Lawn Memorial
Gardens; Ford-Stewart Funeral Home.
Published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
HUDSON, Elaine Elaine Akin Hudson passed away July 5,
2008. She was a graduate of Forest Park High School in 1965
and attended Tift College in Forsyth, GA. She had worked for
Southern Airways, Republic and Northwest Airlines over a
period of sixteen years. She then joined the management team
of the Wachovia operations center in Hapeville, GA.
Currently, and for the past year, Elaine has been working in
airfare product support with SITA, located in Atlanta, GA.
She was the daughter of the late Mary and Homer Lewis Akin,
and is survived by her son Lewis Holt Hudson, sister
Katherine Akin, and brother-in-law Will Dover. Elaine will
be cremated, with a memorial celebration held at Johnson
Ferry Baptist Church on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 12pm and
officiated by Rev. Tom Tout. Arrangements by the Cremation
Society of Georgia. 404- 355-7627
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 7/11/2008
Helen LaVerne Ray, formerly of Hapeville, passed away
2008 following a struggled recovery from
open heart surgery. She was 75 years young and a resident of
Fayetteville , Georgia . Mrs. Ray was preceded in death by
her daughter Vicki L. Bahr and her husband Howell A. Ray,
Jr.; sisters Vera Daprano, Jane Langford, and
Brady; brothers Virgil Williams, Hershal Williams and Rudolph
Williams. She is survived by her sister Barbara Florence; her
daughter Judy and
Michael Williams; granddaughters Stephanie and
Williams; and grandson Jason and Jessica Bahr. Maw Maw was a new
great-great grandmother to Cashen, Shayla, and Mackenzie Ray. She
was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother known for her ability to
take care of and comfort others. Funeral Services will be held
October 25, 2008 at 11:00 AM at C. J. Mowell & Son Chapel,
Fayetteville with Reverend Doug Burrell officiating. Interment will
follow at Camp
Memorial Park . The family will receive friends Friday from
5:00 to 8:00 PM. Carl J Mowell & Son, Fayetteville
Published in The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 10/24/2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008 / 5:32
I just received a call from
J. W. Doster's son, Robert. Mrs. Helen Doster died last
night. Visitation will be 2 - 4 pm on Sunday, September 7,
2008, and the funeral will be Monday, time TBD. Carl J.
Mowell and Son, Peachtree City, GA is in charge of the arrangements.
I will post the obit when it appears in the ajc tomorrow.
Mr. Frank Hilliard Bailey, Sr., age 78, of
McDonough , GA
passed away August 25, 2008. Mr. Bailey was born in
Fitzgerald , GA the son of the late
and William B. Bailey. He loved his God, country and family. He
enjoyed playing golf, fishing, gardening, and established a pecan
ministry in his church. He served his country retiring as a Senior
Mst. Sgt. from the US Air Force with 22 years of service receiving
numerous medals as the Distinguish Flying Cross,
National Defense Medal,
American Defense Service,
United Nations Medal,
Outstanding Unit Award, Longevity Service Award,
Medal and Korean War.
Mr. Bailey also retired with 18 years if service with
Republic, and Northwest. He was a dedicated member of McDonough
First United Methodist Church where he served in all areas of
the church. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his
wife, Isma Hendrick Bailey in 2002; sister, Mildred Shipp and step
father, Otis Moore. Survivors are his children,
Laura Bailey Sullivan (Dan) of
Frank H. Bailey, Jr. (Tanszy) of McDonough, and Janet Bailey Carter
(Mike) of McDonough; grandchildren, Matthew R. Sullivan �
Wilmington, NC, Dr. Katie Sullivan Horne (B.J.) of Wilmington, NC,
Frank H. Bailey III of McDonough, McKenzy D. Bailey of Athens,
Tanner H. Bailey of McDonough, Laura K. Carter of McDonough and
David M. Carter of McDonough; siblings, William H. Bailey of
Margaret Moore Durham of
Connie Moore Rayburn of Riverdale and Annie
Grant of Shiloh, GA. Funeral services for Mr. Bailey will be
Thursday, August 28, 2008, 2:00 PM at McDonough
Methodist Church with Rev. Dana Everhart and Rev. Mack Riley
officiating. Interment will be at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday
evening from 5 � 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that
donations be made to McDonough
Methodist Church , Edmondson Family Medical Trust, 151 Macon
St. , McDonough , GA 30253 Haisten Funeral Home � McDonough
Published in The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 8/27/2008
Family-Placed Death Notice
HAMMONDS, Grover Homegoing Services for Mr. Grover Bernard
Hammonds will be held TODAY, August 20, 2008, at 11:00 AM,
Flipper Temple AME Church, 580 Fair Street, Atlanta, GA.
Rev. Augusta Hall, Pastor, officiating. Interment, Lincoln
Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Joanne, mother, Myrtis,
5 sisters, Linda, Lydia, Beverly, Annette and Darlene; 1
brother, Willie, 1 aunt, Ruby, 1 cousin, Jacqueline and a
host of family members and devoted friends who are asked to
assemble at 266 Reeves Creek Way, Jonesboro, GA, 10:00 AM.
Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. 4347 Flat Shoals
Pkwy., Decatur, GA 404-241-5656. The Atlanta
Journal Constitution 8-17/20-08
August 21, 2008
I am so very sorry to
report this sad news, but our dear Flight Attendant friend, Grover
Hammonds passed away last Wednesday in Atlanta. Many of you will
remember Grover from our days of commuting to DTW.
He had been ill with
cancer for quite a while and it finally took him from us.
He and I were in the
Flight Attendant Training Class at
Southern Airways starting
in April 1974. There were 24 girls and Grover was the only guy. ....
Grover was only the 3rd male Flight Attendant hired by Southern and
he was proud to be the first African-American one too!
I am so, so sad to
learn that we have lost this beautiful soul. I will always remember
that twinkle in his eye--that cute
sense of humor
and that precious grin.
I know that he had
been ill for awhile and now he at peace and with God---sadly,
another Flight Attendant Angel to watch over us...
know also, that we will all feel the same great loss. My heart goes
out to his beloved Jo Ann, all of his friends and family. I don't
think I have even known a sweeter, kinder person.
Jo Ann Hammonds
266 Reeves Creek Way Jonesboro, GA 30236
Friday, August 8, 2008
Gerald Stephenson passed away this
morning, August 8, 2008.
He was a long time supervisor for
Southern in HSV and also worked in other cities including ABY, GAD,
and his last job was in MEM.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 2:27 pm
Captain “Mike” P.
P. Kellogg passed away at 10:30 PM, Tuesday, July 22, 2008.
Mike’s body will be cremated. Any other arrangements are still
Our sympathy goes
out to Mike’s wife Barbara.
More sad news:
Bubba Shanahan reports the following information:
Bubba went to see
Captain “Mike” P. P. Kellogg at the Dahlonega, GA Hospital today.
Mike is in the hospice area of the hospital suffering with heart
failure and other physical problems.
that Mike was mostly unconscious and is expected to live only a few
days or hours.
Please pray for
Mike and Barbara. Barbara is Mike’s wife. They were married earlier
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Dear Friends and Family:
We are sad to inform you that we lost our beloved wife and mother,
Mary Beth McRee-Johnston, this Wednesday, May 7th at 10:10 p.m. due
to complications from her lymphoma. The following arrangements have
been made for her viewing, memorial service, and interment:
On Saturday, May 10th visitation will start at 11 a.m. followed by a
service in the chapel at 1 p.m.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home
180 N. Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
On Sunday, May 11th visitation will start at 1 p.m. followed by a
graveside service at 3 p.m.
Colonial Chapel of Bay Springs
22 East 4th Ave.
Bay Springs, MS 39422
Please forward this to anyone that you think may be interested. We
all loved her dearly and will miss her, as we know all of you will.
We ask that in lieu of sending flowers, that a donation be made in
her name to the American Cancer Society: Lymphoma Research.
Curry, Amber, Barry, and Linda Jo McRee
Amy and David Baxter
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Downing, 74, of Palmetto died April 20, 2008.He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Margaret
Downing.He is survived by his wife Lynne
Downing of Palmetto; son Kurtis S. Downing of Palmetto; daughter
Kristin B. and Jeffery Wilson of Fayetteville; grandchildren
Nicholas R. M. Wilson, Christopher S. C. Wilson, and Jillian A.
Wilson of Fayetteville; brother R. Bruce Downing of Lima, PA;
special friend Greg Pasquarella of Palmetto; and several nieces,
nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 25, 2008 at 6:00
PM in the Chapel of C.J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home,
Fayetteville.Pastor Justin Kollmeyer
will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 4:00 to
In lieu of
flowers, please make any donations to Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, 257 Hwy. 314, Fayetteville,
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Information for Leonard B (Chuck) Paslay
III, (Chip's son) funeral arrangements are as follows:
Memphis Funeral Home - Poplar Chapel
will be in charge of the services for
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 15, from
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, on
Wednesday, April 16.
An internment service will be held,
immediately after the funeral service, across Poplar Ave., at
graveside in Memorial Park.
Chip Paslay's address is
15 South Merton Street
Memphis, TN 38112
Friday, April 11, 2008
... Lenard B (Chip) Paslay (MEM - retired -
SOU/NWA), lost his only son, Leonard B. (Chuck) Paslay III), to
a massive heart attack, last night. Chuck was 32 years
old, married to Audra and has a 3 year old son. Chuck worked
for many years at the University of Memphis and was now employed
at Saint Jude's Children Hospital. Chuck was playing softball
...Information regarding visitation and
services will follow.
Keep Chip and Chuck's family in your prayers
Monday, April 7, 2008
"Folks of Southern Airways, we have lost
another good trooper. Ernest "Major" Perkins died Sunday of a long bout with cancer. Station
Manager in Greenville, Miss 1974 until
moving to Atlanta to work in the Airfreight Office until he
Major will truly be missed. Survived by wife Sandra,
sons Jeff and Ernie, Daughters Susan, Emily and a host of
Visitation: Tuesday 4-8-2008
Funeral: Wednesday 4-9-2008
Smith Funeral Home
755 Atlanta Hwy SE
Winder, GA 30680
BICKERS, Ralph Mr. Ralph E. Bickers, age 64 of Hampton passed
away March 22, 2008. He had retired from Northwest Airlines after 35
years of service. Surviving are wife, Linda Bickers of Hampton;
mother, Verlie Bickers of Atlanta; son, William and Kathy Bickers of
Jackson; daughter, Kristi and David Loggins, Covington; two
grandchildren, Dustin and Kody Loggins and sister, Myrtice Nichols,
Atlanta. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 25, 3 PM from
Ward's Fairview Chapel. Interment Fairview Memorial Gardens. The
family will receive friends Monday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Contributions
may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 17 Executive Park,
Suite 115, Atlanta, GA 30329-2012. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel,
March 9, 2008
Family-Placed Death Notice
MAGILL, WILLIAM SHARP MAGILL, JR.
William Sharp Magill, Jr., "Bill", 90, of Atlanta, GA, passed away
Thursday, March 6, 2008. Mr. Magill was born October 5, 1917 in
Chicago, IL to the late William Sharp Magill and Marie Cauthorn
Magill. He was preceded in death by sister, Betty Cauthorn Magill.
In 1925, his parents moved to Signal Mountain, TN, and he was a 1934
graduate of The Baylor School and an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts
of America. He attended The University of Chattanooga, graduating
with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1938. Following graduation, he learned
to fly with the US Navy in Pensacola, FL then flew briefly in 1940
as an instructor pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Canada
before returning to the US upon his father's death to manage Magill
Motor Express in Chattanooga. He quickly returned to flying as a
Civilian Contract Flight Instructor for the Army Air Corps teaching
primary flight training during World War II in Stearman PT-17
trainers, and in 1942 he became the squadron commander at McKellar
Field in Jackson, TN. In 1945 he flew for American Airlines in their
North Atlantic Military Contract Division before transitioning to
regular passenger carrying flying on DC-3 and DC-4 aircraft with
American while based out of LaGuardia airport in New York. In 1949,
he joined the newly formed Southern Airways as a Flight Captain,
moving his family to Atlanta where he remained. Progressively
promoted at Southern Airways, he became Vice President of Operations
in 1954 and later was Senior Vice President of Operations,
successfully overseeing the airline's growth as a major regional
carrier and entrance to the jet age with DC-9 aircraft in 1967. He
retired from Southern Airways in 1977. Mr. Magill was active in many
Atlanta civic associations and a member of the Capital City Club, as
well as the First Baptist Church in the 1950's-1960's, leading the
Brotherhood and serving as a long-term Deacon, before moving his
church affiliation to Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in the
1970's, where he remained as an active member and past president of
the EEE men's Sunday School class. He served on the Board of
Directors for Karen's Decorative Fabrics, Inc. and could often be
seen in the stores assisting the staff. Mr. Magill is survived by
his wife of 64 years, Mary Nelle White Magill; sons, William "Bill"
(wife Nancy) Sharp Magill, III, and Robert "Bob" (wife Louise) White
Magill; daughters, Laurie (husband Carroll) Magill Earp, Karen
Cauthorn Magill, and grandchildren, Kimberly (fiance Eric Kuziack)
Lee Hobdy, Shannon (husband Jeff) Magill Cliffe, Patrick (wife
Marillyn) Magill Earp, Melissa (husband James) Marie Smith, William
"Bill" Sharp Magill, IV, Courtney Llewellyn Magill, and Hayley White
Magill. Visitation and a memorial service will be held at
Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, on
Wednesday, March 12th with visitation from 1PM-2PM followed by the
service beginning at 2PM. The Reverend Charles Qualls will be
officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to The Salvation Army or the American Heart Association.
Arrangements by Cremation Society of Georgia, 404-355-7627. Published in The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution on 3/9/2008.
March 8, 2008
Sonny Burkette's widow, "Sam" passed away in her
sleep, Wednesday night, March 5, 2008.
She had been spending her time between the hospital and a
nursing home for the last few
months. She had suffered several stokes, and her emphysema
was taking a great toll on her.
The last weeks she did not recognize her family. It was
Sams's wish that no service be held and
she be cremated, like her husband. She did tell me last
summer, that instead of cards and flowers,
donations could be made to St. Judes hospital in Memphis.
Please pass this on to all who have known Sonny and
(Source Ed Smith)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Howell Ray, Jr.
Alonzo Ray, Jr. (aka H.A. or Pawpaw) formerly of
peacefully passed away Monday, February
at the age of 75. Mr. Ray was born in Muscadine, Alabama
on August 27th, 1932
to the late Mr. and Mrs. Howell Ray, Sr. He is preceded
in death by his daughter Vicki L. Bahr who passed away
is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen Ray and his
daughter, Judy Williams, wife of Mike Williams; also by
his sisters Jean Dexter, Luci Gallichio, Anne Millians
and brother Calvin Ray; grandson Jason Bahr, his wife
Jessica and great-grandson Cashen; granddaughters
Stephanie Williams and Malory Williams; many nieces and
nephews; and his beloved cats Wendy and Sassy.
Mr. Ray served four years in the U.S. Army in the 101st
“Screaming Eagles” Airborne Unit. He enjoyed a
successful career beginning in 1959 at Southern Airways,
where he began as a stock clerk. In 1994, he retired as
Director of Shops for Northwest Airlines in Atlanta.
He was known and loved for his sense of humor and the
kindness and respect which he showed for those who knew
Funeral services will be held Friday at
at the C. J. Mowell & Son Chapel, Fayetteville
with Pastor Doug Burrell officiating. Interment will
follow at CampMemorial
The family will receive friends Wednesday and Thursday
at the funeral home.
Craton Fisher, age 53, of Locust Grove, passed
away, January 13, 2008. He is survived by his
children, Josrph Craton Fisher and wife Jenna of
Cardova, TN; Rae Michelle Fisher of McDonough;
parents, Craton and Joyce Fisher of The Villages,
FL; brother, Donald G. Fisher of The Villages, FL,
and grandchildren, Lindsey Craton Fisher, Hannah
Grace Fisher and fiance, Pamela Haywood. Memorial
services as noted below.
Service: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at 2 PM
Location: Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Chapel
ELLIOTT, Donald Francis 59, of Holiday,
died Monday, Jan. 14, at Gulfside Regional Hospice, Sunset Bay. Born
in Inglewood, CA, he received his bachelor's degree from Kennesaw
State University in 1984 and worked as a flight attendant for Delta
Air Lines for 10 years. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Elliott,
Holiday; mother, Leanore Elliott, Texas; daughters, Jill and
Kathryn, both Kennesaw, GA; stepdaughter, Kaytlin; stepson, Jeremy;
grandson, Riley; brother, Doug, Texas; sister, Fay Wedding, Texas; 1
niece; 4 nephews; 3 great-nieces; and 1 great-nephew. Preceded in
death by his father, Delbert Elliott. Memorial Service Saturday,
Jan. 19, 4 pm at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, New Port
Richey. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Don Elliott Fund, C/O Delta Community Credit Union, 1025 Virginia
Ave., Atlanta, GA 30354. Dobies Funeral Home-Congress St.
Published in the St. Petersburg Times on 1/16/2008.
January 28, 2008
Paul Richardson long time MGM
and BHM employee. It is with sadness and joy that after a long
battle, Paul Richardson went home to be with his Lord.
Paul died last night and arrangements have not been made yet. He
had reached out to God during this long battle, so I know where he
Here are the funeral arrangements for Paul Richardson long time
BHM/MGM employee. He will be at Southern Heritage Funeral Home at
I65 south and hwy 119. services are as follows. Wed visitation from
12noon until 2pm. Burial service beginning at 2pm. Burial at
Southern Heritage cemetery.
His wife Debbie and his sons and family and friends need our
comfort during this time.
Mrs. Katherine B. Glawson, 82, of McDonough,
passed away January 7, 2008. She was retired from Northwest
Airlines, a member of The Rock Baptist Church, a member of the
D.A.V. Auxilary and the American Legion Auxilary. She was
preceded in death by her son, Marshal Carpenter. Surviving are
husband, Joseph J. Glawson; son, Danny Carpenter of Athens;
daughter, Trudi Baudo of McDonough; sister, Emily Garrett of
Hiawassee; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 10, 2008, 1 p.m.
at The Rock Baptist Church with Dr. Don Basel, officiating.
Interment will follow in The Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. The
family will receive friends TODAY, Wednesday, January 9, 2008,
2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral
Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, 770-210-2700.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 1/9/2008.
I just received the information. If
anyone wants to send a card, her husband's address is :
460 Failling Leaf Court
McDonough, GA 30252
Quinton R. Hines of Conyers, GA, formerly of New Brockton (El
Bethel Community) passed away, Wednesday, January 9, 2008 in
Conyers. He was 67. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM,
Saturday, January 12, 2008, at El Bethel Assembly of God Church with
Rev. Mike Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Old Tabernacle
Cemetery with Providence Funeral Home directing. Mr. Hines will be
taken to the church one hour prior to funeral time. The family will
receive friends at Providence Funeral Home from 5 until 7 PM,
Friday, January 11, 2007. Mr. Hines was preceded in death by his
parents, Vernie and Gladys Hines and a brother-in-law, Lou Butt.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Hines, Conyers, GA; 2 daughters
and sons-in-law, Sheila and Greg Hanson, Melinda and Al Spille; 2
sons and a daughter-in-law, Greg and Cheryl Hines, Perry Hines; 11
grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and a
brother-in-law, Vernell Butt, Joan and Oree Hornsby; a brother and
sister-in-law, Morris and Jetta Hines; numerous nieces, nephews and
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Quinton Hines visitation and services
Visitation: Providence Funeral Home
1301 Neal Metcalf Road
North Enterprise, Alabama 36330
The Funeral Home phone #334-393-2273. (from 5:00 -7:00 pm )
Funeral Service is Saturday at 1:00 PM (Alabama time) at Elbethel
Assembly of God church, 11629 Hwy. 51, New Brockton, Alabama
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Meares, Chester B., 81, of
Sun City Center, passed away 10/28/2007 at the home of his
sister in Wimauma, Florida. He was a long time resident of
Metairie, LA for over 40 years and moved to Sun City Center,
Florida in 2006. He was born in Largo, Florida. He was a
decorated World War II Navy Veteran. He enjoyed a long career as
a commercial airline Pilot. His hobbies included fishing and
ballroom dancing. Chester was preceded in death by his wife,
Margaret. His survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Roth,
Covington, LA; a stepson, Norwood Williams, Atlanta, GA:
grandchildren Allison Hayward Moses, Mandeville, LA, Shana
Hayward, New Orleans, LA, Jennifer Roth Cozad, Chicago, IL,
Scott Williams, Mandeville, LA and Britt Williams, Metairie,
LA.; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim of Dunnellon, FL,
sisters Judy Soles of Wimauma, FL and Betty Henry of Seminole,
FL. and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Life Path
Visitation and services will begin at 2:00 Nov. 2 at
Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home, Moultrie, GA
October 29, 2007
died Sunday night,
October 28, 2007, after a bout with cancer. Funeral services
will be held Friday, November 2, 2007, at:
Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home
2929 S. Main Street
Moultrie, GA 31768
Flowers may be sent to the funeral home, or Donations to:
Life Path Hospice at Sun City
3725 Upper Creek Drive
Ruskin, FL 33573
Family-Placed Death Notice
Mrs. June Williams Ellerbee of Sharpsburg
passed away October 19, 2007. She was retired from Northwest
Airlines as an Administrative Assistant and was a member of Flat
Creek Baptist Church. Survived by her husband of 56 years,
Edward W. Ellerbee; sons, Eddie and Andee Ellerbee, Dannie and
Lynn Ellerbee, Ken Ellerbee, all of Sharpsburg; grandchildren,
Ryan Ellerbee, Kimberly Alexander, Seth Ellerbee, Laura Jeffcoat,
Cullen Ellerbee, Kristen Ellerbee, Garrett Ellerbee; great
granddaughter, Haleigh Kaye Ellerbee; brother, Terry Williams of
Vernon, FL. Graveside services will be held Monday October 22 at
1 PM at Westminster Memorial Gardens with Rev. William O. (Bill)
Priester officiating. Family and friends are asked to assemble
at the funeral home by 12:30 Pm
Monday. The family will receive friends between the hours of 4
and 6 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Carl J. Mowell & Son
Funeral Home. Peachtree City. 770-487-3959.
Published in The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution from 10/20/2007 - 10/21/2007.
Donald H. Thompson, of
Morrow, Ga, died October 14, 2007,
at the age of 75, following an
extended illness. Funeral services
will be held Wednesday, October 17,
2007 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist
Church, Forest Park. Dr. Reed
Crumbliss officiating. Interment,
Sherwood. Born in St. Joseph, KY to
James Richard and Elizabeth Howell
Thompson, he was an Army Veteran of
the Korean War. He retired after 30
years of service with the Georgia
National Guard. Following his
retirement, he was a building
inspector for Clayton County. He was
a member of the First Baptist Church
of Forest Park. He is survived by
his wife, Rachel Lee Thompson;
mother, Elizabeth Howell Thompson,
Newnan; sons and daughters-in-law,
Mark and Debbie Thompson, Conyers,
Greg and Stacy Thompson, Brooks, Tom
and Glenda Thompson, Barnesville,
Zack and Vicki Thompson, Morrow;
grandchildren, Katie, David, Alyson,
Dustin, Brian, Justin, Diana,
Tiffani, Joseph, Suzanna, and
Patrick Thompson; sister and
brother-in-law, Glenna and James
Moss, Fayetteville; brother, Weyman
E. Thompson, Newnan; brothers and
sisters-in-law, Dell and Jerry
Thompson, Wedowee, AL, Richard and
Zandra Thompson, Newnan;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law,
John and Dot Lee, Morrow, Johnny and
Molly Guice, Mobile, AL, Powell and
Shirley Lee, Fayetteville, Clara
Lee, Senatobia, MS, Vivian Lee,
Sunnyside, Clovis Lee, Fayetteville;
cousins and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, make
contributions to First Baptist
Church of Forest Park. Family will
receive friends Tuesday, 2-4 & 6-8
p.m. at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral
Directors, Morrow, GA (770)961-2828.
Published in The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution on
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Donnie Thompson, husband of Rachel Thompson, passed away peacefully
At this time plans are for the service to be at First Baptist Church
of Forest Park at 11:00 Wednesday. He will be at Thomas Scrogg's
Funeral Directors, 6362 S. Lee Street, Morrow, GA 30260. Visitation
will be all day Tuesday and Tuesday evening. This could change.
Please check with the Funeral Directors.
9/12/1935 - 10/6/2007
Beverly Jean Brown, age 72 of Hampton, Ga formerly of
Palmetto,Ga. Passed away Saturday October 6. 2007 at her
residence. She was born on Sep 12, 1935 in Willimantic, CT.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna and her husband
Warren Summers of Newnan,Ga, and Mary Tomlinson-Binns and
her husband Tray of Hampton,Ga, and Son, Kenneth and his
wife Susan Brown of Jacksonville,Fl, brother, Melvin Nichols
of Tampa, Fl, brother, Wayne Nichols of New Hampshire,
sister, Susan Nichols Burzinski of St. Petersburg,Fl. Seven
grandchildren, four step grandchildren,four great
grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her parents Donald and Helen Nolan
Nichols. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, Oct 09, 2007
at 11:00 Am at the McKoon Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Bill
Nunnally will officiate. Burial will follow in the Holly
Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on
Monday, Oct 08, 2007, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at McKoon
Funeral Home . In lieu of flowers contributions can be made
to American Cancer Society or Healthfield Hospice in
Riverdale, Ga. or Stockbridge Ga.,
BEVERLY JEAN BROWN, 72, of Hampton died Saturday. Funeral, 11
a.m. today, McKoon Funeral Home. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on
Monday, October 1, 2007
Rutledge, Carla "Carla Mae"
Carla "Carla Mae" Rutledge, age 51 of Snellville, GA died October 1,
2007. She was preceded in death by her sister, Rhonda Gruber in
2006. She is survived by her daughter, Nicki Rutledge-Nichols of
Snellville; parents, Carroll and Betty Rutledge of Lilburn; fiance,
Sam Standrod of Suwanee; cousin and best friend, Denise and Ricky
Rutledge of Lilburn; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.Carla was
employed with Northwest Airlines for the past 30 years, as a flight
attendant. She traveled extensively across the world and loved her
many co-workers and friends that she traveled with. She loved
antiques and had booths in Lilburn, Bethlehem and Snellville where
she made many many friends.A Memorial Celebration of Carla life will
be held Thursday, October 4 at 4pm at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel
with Rev. Preston Moore, Rev Don Hardison and Ricky Rutledge
officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until
8pm and Thursday from 3 until service time at the funeral home.
desiring may make donations to the Susan G. Kohmen For The Cure of
Breast Cancer, 4840 Roswell Road Bldg D Suite 250, Atlanta, Georgia
30342, in memory of Carla Rutledge. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service,
LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770/979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 10/3/2007.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Family-Placed Death Notice
Mrs. Vickie Ray Bahr, age 53, passed peacefully from this
life on September 15, 2007 surrounded by her loving family and
friends following a four year struggle with renal failure. Born June
12, 1954, Vickie graduated in 1972 from Hapeville High School. She
was employed by Eastern Airlines and later Northwest Airlines as a
Lead Payroll Clerk. She resided in Fayetteville, GA for the past 5
years. Vickie had a gift for making those around her feel special
and will always be remembered as a loving daughter, mother, sister,
aunt, and friend. She now joins her heavenly friends and family
members who await her coming with open arms. Mrs. Bahr is survived
by her son, Jason and Jessica Bahr of Atlanta and his father, Tom
Bahr; grandson, Cashen Tyler Bahr of Atlanta; parents, Howell and
Helen Ray of Fayetteville; sister, Judy and Michael Williams of
Fayetteville; step-daughters, Amy Slone and Kristy Trout; many
aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be
held Tuesday September 18 at 11 AM at the North Fayette United
Methodist Church with remains placed in state at 10 AM. Reverend
Doug Burrell will officiate. Interment will follow at Camp Memorial
Park. The family will receive friends between the hours of 2 until 4
and 6 until 8 PM Monday at the funeral home. Those who desire may
make contributions to the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia,
2591 Flowers Road South, Suite 211, Atlanta, GA 30341, or
Healthfield Hospice, 33 Upper Riverdale Road, Suite 101, Riverdale,
GA 30274. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home,
Fayetteville. 770-461-7641. www.mowellfuneralhome.com
Captain James R. Smithey died September 11, 2006.
(source: Jim Robinson and Bill Himmelreich)
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Carolyn Melear died Monday,
September 3, 2007, after a long battle with MS.
Carolyn is survived by her son, Lee Carroll, three grandchildren
and her sister, Louise.
Funeral services will be at Parrott Funeral Home, on Hwy 74, in
Fairburn. Date: Sept. 6. Time: 11:00.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-8.
Cards and condolences can be sent to,
c/o Louise Privett
90 Circle H Drive
Sharpsburg, GA. 30277
Please pass on.
Thanks, Patsy Liles
Family-Placed Death Notice
Garland R. Hunter, age 82, of Jonesboro, died
August 10, 2007. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ruth Mason
Hunter; son, Charles R. Hunter, Jonesboro; granddaughter, Lisa
Hunter Hammett and husband Rich, Doraville; great grandchildren,
Alex and Elise Hammett; 3 sisters and 1 brother; several nieces and
nephews. He was retired from the Airline industry. Funeral services
will be held Monday, August 13, 2007 at 10 am at Horis A. Ward
Funeral Home, Tara Chapel. The family will receive friends Sunday
from 2-5pm at the funeral home. Published in The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 8/11/2007.
E. BRIDGES, retiree of Northwest Airlines, passed away July 27,
2007 at the age of 68. He leaves his wife, Louise Bridges; two sons,
Gil and Joe of Seattle, WA, stepdaughter, Tammy Shaw of Lynchburg,
VA, and stepson, Tim Cox of Florence, SC. He also leaves
nine grandchildren. Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar has charge.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, August 3 from 5-7 p.m. and
Services on Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m. Memphis Funeral Home
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 8/2/2007.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Jean, wife of R. M. (Mac) Oates died
Thursday, July 26, 2007. Mac's address is: 100 Alice
Drive, Headland, AL 36345.
Family-Placed Death Notice
JACKIE SHAW DAUGHTRY Mr. Jackie Shaw Daughtry �Jack� was born near
Mt. Olive, North Carolina in 1932, to the late Mable and Elburn
Daughtry. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1954,
and then entered the Army as 2nd Lt. at Fort Benning, Georgia, where
he served for four years. During his military career he graduated
from Airborne School, Ranger School, and served as a pilot, and then
continued in the Army Reserve. While serving at Fort Benning he met
Ann Barry, a high school teacher, and a year later they married.
Jack flew with Southern Airways, which then merged and became
Republic then Northwest Airlines, where he retired as Captain in
1992 after 33 years of flying. During his airline career he was
elected to the Board of Directors, and the Executive Board of the
Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) and was instrumental in
interviewing and hiring pilots. He was an active member of Jonesboro
First United Methodist Church for 40 years, serving in many
capacities, and was a member of Wesley Workers Sunday School Class.
He loved family, yard work and construction projects. His favorite
time was spent in a boat with family and friends on Lake Spivey. He
is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann Barry Daughtry; daughter,
Susanne Fatigati; son and daughter in law, Mark and Lisa Daughtry;
grandchildren, Jack, Andrew, Ava; brother and sister-in-law, Hugh
and Dot Daughtry; sister and brother in law, Joyce and Glenn White;
sister in law and brother in law, Faye and Alex Davis and extended
family of nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services will be
held, Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 11 AM at the Jonesboro First United
Methodist Church with visitation and reception following at the
church. The Rev. Charles Robinson and The Rev. Kyle T. Smith will
officiate. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc. Jonesboro/Stockbridge.
770-210-2700 Published in The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution on 7/18/2007.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 11:47 am
Services for Captain Jack Daughtry will be
held on Thursday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. at:
United Methodist Church
142 S. Main Street
The family has requested that pilots and
their wives sit together as a group. Ushers will be available
to direct you.
with the family will follow the services.
Monday, July 16, 2007, 8:53 pm
I am so sorry to have to report to you that Jack Daughtry died
early this evening. I don't have any details as yet but will
let you know as soon as possible. Jack was a good man and a
true Southern gentleman. Please keep Ann and their family in
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Marion Lee Family-Placed Death Notice
Marion Lee, age 73, of Marietta, GA died
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at Metropolitan Hospice after a lengthy
illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years,
Jean Lee of Marietta, GA as well as his daughter and
son-in-law, Gary and Nona Wilshire, and grandchildren, Stephen
and Michael Wilshire of Newnan, GA. In addition, Mr. Lee had
grandchildren Kayla Johns and Brandon Willis of Birmingham, AL
as well as his brother, Tommy Lee of Sylacauga, AL. Mr. Lee
served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He is a
graduate of the University of Alabama, and a brother of Sigma
Chi Fraternity. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June
30th, at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church on Lower Roswell
Road in Marietta at 11 o'clock am. Rev. Will Parker will
officiate the service. The family requests that in lieu of
flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Lee's memory to the
American Diabetes Association (www.diabetess.org) Cremation
Society of the SOUTH handled the arrangements 770-420-5557
Published in The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution on 6/28/2007
June 22, 2007
...Clyde M. "Sonny" Burkett who worked in
cargo MEM for years, MOB and other places too. He passed away last
night at Baptist Desoto of heart failure.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
A memorial service for Alex Bothwell
will be held as follows:
Wednesday, June 27th at
St. Lukes United
4851 S. Apopka-Vineland
Orlando, FL 32819
Please go to the following website for
complete information and directions.
Mr. Rollie A. Terry, age 77, of Lake City, GA, passed away
Wednesday, June 13, 2007. He retired from Northwest Airlines and was
a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Gadsden, AL. Mr. Terry was
preceded in death by his son, Robert Terry and is survived by his
loving wife of 55 years, Leota Charlyne Terry; daughters, Rhonda and
Lee Bennett of Concord, NC, Brenda and Jimmy Kidd of McDonough, GA,
Glenda and Jay Stewart of Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren and 4 great
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, June
15, 2007 at Ward's Parkway Chapel. Interment will follow at
Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City, GA at 3:30 PM.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on
Monday, May 28, 2007
Patricia, wife of Charlie Shumpert, died
today. Funeral arrangements by McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan,
GA. Funeral will be Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at 2:00 pm at
Sharpsburg Baptist Church, Sharpsburg, GA. She had been
fighting cancer for the past 2 1/2 years.
H. "Bud" Rowley
Vernon H. "Bud" Rowley, Sr.
86, of Columbus, MS passed away Sunday, May 27, 2007 at Baptist
Memorial Hospital GT, Columbus, MS. Visitation for Mr. Rowley
will be Tuesday, May 29, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at Lowndes Funeral
Home, Columbus, MS. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.,
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at Wesley United Methodist Church,
Columbus, MS with Bro. Chris Young officiating. Mr. Rowley will
lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Interment
will be in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS with Lowndes
Funeral Home and Crematory directing. Mr. Rowley was born in
Union County, KY on August 23, 1920 to the late Valley O. and
Esther Perkins Rowley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving
in the European Theatre during World War II. Mr. Rowley had
lived in Columbus, MS for the past 45 years having moved from
Memphis, TN. He retired from Southern Airways in 1982 as the
Station Manager after 32 years of service and was a member of
Wesley United Methodist Church, Columbus, MS. Mr. Rowley coached
men's softball and women's basketball in Memphis, TN as well as
little league baseball, the Fairview Elementary Basketball team
and a basketball team at the YMCA all in Columbus, MS in the
1960's. He was vice-president and past president of the Columbus
Kiwanis, a member of the Tombigbee
Bass Masters Club, served on the Board of Directors for the
Salvation Army for several years, 1st vice-president of the
United Cerebal Palsy in 1965 and was
a member of The Hairston Bend Hunting Club. Mr. Rowley was a
loyal lifelong Kentucky Wildcat fan. Mr. Rowley is survived by
his wife, Elizabeth S. Rowley, Columbus, MS; daughters, Ms.
Randye Rowley, Columbus, MS, Paula
(Charles) Speed, Ethelsville, AL;
son, Vernon H. (Cindy) Rowley, Columbus, MS; sisters, Laverne
Jenkins and Agnes Woodruff both of Morganfield, KY; brothers,
Bill G. Rowley, Dallas, TX, Frank L. Rowley,
Moultire, GA; grandchildren,
Liza Brown, Katy Prescott, Adam
Speed, Luke Speed, Anna Rowley, Collin
Pulmano, and Amanda Rowley; great grandchildren,
Brayden Brown, Tyler McAdams, Brantley Prescott,
Abbi Speed, and Caesar
Pulmano. Pallbearers will be Adam
Speed, Luke Speed, Blake Prescott, Bill Wilkins, Jamey Randall,
Jimmy Parker, Roger Porter, and Matt Willis. Honorary
pallbearers will be HuieBurcham, Ira Tucker, James
Carpenter, Chris Hardin, the Wesley United Methodist Men's Club,
Bruce Stevens, Haskel Robbins, Dr.
Brad Brown, Dr. Brett Brown, Dr. Epstein at the Cardiology Dept.
of UAB, and the Emergency Room Staff at Baptist Memorial
Hospital-GT. Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of
the donors choice.
Monday, May 28, 2007
From Ira Tucker:
I am sorry to inform you that Bud Rowley (Vernon H.)
passed away yesterday, May 27, 2007. He suffered an aneurysm to his
Re Bud Rowley:
I called the funeral home and got the
Lowndes Funeral Home
1131 Lehmberg Road
Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Funeral: Wednesday, May 30, 2007,
Westlake United Methodist Church in Columbus, MS.
Ira said Bud was 85.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Captain Jere Cooper passed away early this morning after a
long bout with cancer. His wishes were that his body be cremated
and that there be minimum ceremony.
Arrangements are as follows:
A.AM.,Wednesday, May 30
Kernodle Funeral Home
315 Union Avenue West
Internment immediately after the visitation
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to:
Cross County Community Foundation
in care of Mrs. Ann Cooper
Wynne, AR 72396-9501
This is an education scholarship fund for local
students which Jere supported.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
... Captain Jere' Cooper flew
west late this morning, Sunday May 27. I talked to his wife, Ann, and
the arrangements are:
Cremation, followed by visitation
10:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 30 at Kernodle Funeral Home, Wynn, AR.
Internment immediately after the visitation hour.
Jere' requested minimum ceremony, however
Memorials would be welcomed to his chosen interest:
Cross County Community Foundation - an education
scholarship fund for local students.
Memorials may be sent to his home in care of:
Mrs. Ann Cooper
Wynne, AR 72396-9501
/s/ Bubba Shanahan
Buck IV, Henry Lee
CONWAY | Captain Henry Lee Buck IV, retired, 72, of Upper Mill Road,
died Saturday, May 12, 2007 at his residence following an illness.
Captain Buck was born in Conway, a son of Henry L. and Dorothy Hegy Buck.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Conway, where he was a
member of The Hut Bible class.
Captain Buck was a member of the Rivertown Bluegrass Society, American
Society of Musical Instrument Makers, and the Horry County Historical
Prior to retirement, he was employed by Northwest Airlines as a pilot and
was a member of the Airline Pilots Association.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy Norris Buck of Conway; two sons, Jonathan A.
Buck of Las Vegas, Nevada and Dave Buck of Conway; one daughter, Susanna
Buck Register and her husband, Donnie, of Conway; and two sisters, Dorothy
Hook and Virginia Buck, both of Conway.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2007 at First
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mac Kinnett, the Rev. Gene A. Norris
and the Rev. Calvin R. Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Buck
Family Cemetery directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
Please sign an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneral home.com or at
Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 1001 5th Avenue,
Conway, SC 29526 or The Hut Bible class, c/o First United Methodist Church,
1001 5th Avenue, Conway, SC 29526 or Agape Community Hospice, 9506 Hwy. 707,
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 or to Alzheimer's Association, Coastal Carolina
Chapter, PO Box 80459, Charleston, SC 29516.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Sun News on
Saturday, May 12, 2007, 3:02 pm
Henry (Hank) Buck:
Capt. Hank Buck received his final clearance at 2:05 PM today. He
passed peacefully and is joyously reunited with Palmer, and all of his
family and friends who have gone before. Will update when arrangements are
Palmer D. Bridges, retired Captain of Republic (Southern Airways) died
May 10, 2007 at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, Arbie Strange
Bridges; three children, Donna Adams of Stockbridge, GA, Lee Bridges of
Smithville, TN and Debbie Walker of Fayetteville, GA; 9 grandchildren; 5 great
grandchildren; and a sister, Eleanor Akridge of Jacksonville, FL. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 11:00 AM in the Overton Chapel
at First Baptist Church Fayetteville. Reverend Glenn Stringham will officiate.
Interment will follow at Camp Memorial Park. The family will receive friends
Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Those desiring may make
donations to Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA
30291. Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville. www.mowellfuneralhome.com.
770-461-7641. Published in The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution on 5/11/2007.
Friday, May 10, 2007
Palmer Bridges died this
morning at 7:15am after a
valiant year and a half long
fight against cancer.
EDWARD McDOWELL Richard
Edward McDowell, age 87 of
Marietta, Georgia died March 24,
2007 at his home following a
long battle with heart problems.
He was born in Jarrett, Virginia
on April 26, 1919, the son of
the Rt. Rev. William George
McDowell, Episcopal Bishop of
the Diocese of Alabama, and Mary
Meade Phelps McDowell.
Richard began his flying career
in 1940 with Southern Airways
Company, where he obtained his
commercial flying license with
an instructor's rating. After
obtaining his license he moved
with Southern Airways to
Anderson, SC where he was an
Instructor Pilot for the Cadets
at Clemson. Later he flew for
Trans World Airlines out of Los
Angeles, CA and Kansas City, MO.
About that time Pearl Harbor was
bombed and WWII began. Richard
was drafted and served as a
Civilian Flight Commander for
the 65th US Army Air Corps based
with Southern Airways in
Decatur, AL. Then again in 1955
he served as a Flight Commander
with the US Army Air Corps,
Bainbridge Air Base, Bainbridge,
GA. He was later grounded for
health reasons but stayed in
aviation, his true passion in
life, moving to Atlanta with
Southern Airways (Inc.) to work
as a Flight Control Supervisor.
Southern Airways, (Inc.) merged
with Republic Air Lines and he
moved to Minneapolis, MN. Later
Republic was bought by Northwest
Airlines. He retired from
Northwest Airlines December 31,
1981 ending a 41 year career in
aviation. Richard was a member
of St. Peter and St. Paul
Episcopal Church in Marietta,
GA. He is preceded in death by
his parents and one brother,
William G. McDowell and his
first wife, Frances Cook
McDowell. Survived by his wife
of 41 years, Virginia (Ginny)
McDowell; son Richard, his wife
Kathy, son Robert and his wife
Sandy, all of Acworth, Georgia;
step-son Gary Seibert and wife
Barbara of Franklin, Tennessee;
granddaughters Donna McDowell
Luster and Holly Seibert;
grandsons, Steven and Scott
McDowell, Matthew and Nicholas
Seibert, Henry and Troy Ryckeley;
Luster and great grandson, Mason
Luster. Survivors also include
his sister Mary Meade and
husband Pierre Ullman of
Milwaukee, Wisconsin; a brother
Alan of Richmond, Virginia; a
brother Douglas and his wife
Anne of Stuart, Florida; and
brother, John and wife Alda of
Birmingham, Alabama as well as
host of nieces, nephews and
other relatives. A funeral
service will be held at 11:00 am
on Monday, March 26, 2007 at St.
Peter and St. Paul Episcopal
Church, 1795 Johnson Ferry Rd.
Marietta, GA 30062. The family
will receive friends one hour
prior at the church. Graveside
and interment services will be
at 12:00 noon (CST) on Tuesday,
March 27, 2007 in Elmwood
Cemetery in Birmingham, AL.
Memorial donations maybe made to
St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal
Church (Folders) or to the
American Heart Association.
Arrangements by H.M. Patterson &
Son Funeral Directors, Canton
Hill Chapel 1157 Old Canton RD.
Marietta, GA 30068 (770)-977-9485
Published in The Atlanta
March 25, 2007
McDOWELL, 87, of Marietta died
Saturday, March 24, 2007. The
funeral will be at 11 a.m.,
March 26th, at St. Peter and St.
Paul Episcopal Church. H.M.
Patterson & Son, Canton Hill.
March 6, 2007
Capt. Darryl Snider Memorial Information
It is with great sadness to report that NWA Capt. Darryl Snider passed away Sunday at the Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas. His family and friends were with him during his final hours. Darryl had been in a coma since Feb. 28 after suffering a terrible fall at his home. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Darryl's wife Felesha and their family.
Influenced by a large and loving family that included a father and brothers in the airline industry, Darryl always wanted to be an airline pilot and was hired by Republic Airlines in June 1985. Most recently, he was a NWA 757 captain and was serving as an ALPA executive vice president. Many pilots and ALPA employees had the pleasure of knowing Darryl and his persistent smile and wonderful sense of humor.
Thursday, March 8, 2007, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wiley Funeral Home
400 East Highway 377,
Granbury, TX 76048
Friday, March 9, 2007, 1:00 p.m.,
Lakeside Baptist Church
500 West Bluebonnet Drive,
Granbury, TX 76048
The family ... has expressed its preference for memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, as follows:
The Darryl Snider Family Memorial Fund
c/o 1st National Bank of Granbury
P.O. Box 400
Granbury, TX 76048
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have received word that
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details yet but I
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will be on Saturday at
2:00 pm in Palm Coast,
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Funeral Services for Mr.
Robert Falling, Sr., 76,
will be held 1 PM,
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
at Meadows Mortuary Chapel,
419 Flat Shoals Avenue, SE,
Atlanta, GA 30316. Rev. John
J. Adams officiating.
Interment, Kennedy Memorial
Gardens, Ellenwood, GA.
Visitation, TODAY, 2 PM to 8
PM. He leaves to cherish his
memory, devoted wife,
Evangelist, Margie Falling,
son, Robert Falling,
daughter, Sandra Williams
(Don), five grandchildren, 3
brother, Lewis Falling
(Dorothy), sisters, Mary
Francis, Akins, Catherine
Burden, 8 sisters-in-law, 3
brothers-in-law, host of
Godchildren, aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends. The
cortege will assemble at 12
Noon, at 2775 Flagstone Dr.
Meadows Mortuary, Inc.
10/30/2006 - 10/31/2006.
Robert Falling passed
October 29, 2006. Funeral
later. Meadows Mortuary,
Published in The Atlanta
October 29, 2006
David P. McClendon,
former NWA employee, died
October 28, 2006. He
was diagnosed with Pulmonary
Fibrosis and Emphysema in
February, 2006. There
will be a memorial service
for family and friends on
Monday, October 30, at 10:00
am in their local clubhouse.
He is by his wife, Terry
memorial service was today.
have additional information,
please forward to me.)
died on Tuesday,
October 24, 2006. He
will be cremated.
Gary's daughter's name and
address is below if you wish
to send a card to the
650 Woodwork Way
Roswell, GA 30076
**Source: John Roney
checked the AJC and did not
find an obit. Lillian)
John Harold Rikard
The funeral for John
Harold Rikard, 69, of
Horn Lake, Miss., will be at
2 p.m. Monday at Westside
Baptist Church in Tuscumbia
with Randy Tanner
officiating and Spry Funeral
Home in charge of
will be noon-2 p.m. Monday
at the church. Burial will
be in Guy Cemetery.
Mr. Rikard died Thursday,
Oct. 19, 2006, at his
worked for Southern in
Mobile, and Muscle Shoals,
AL, and Baton Rouge, LA.
Whitt from the Athens, AL
newspaper.; Bob Ward
Mr. Albert James Koman of
East Point, Georgia died Monday,
August 7, 2006 at his home in
Fairview, near Asheville, North
Carolina at the age of 86. Born
on August 13, 1919 in Forest
City, Susquehanna County,
Pennsylvania, Albert was the son
of Pranas ("Frank") Komantauskas
of Bubu Kaima, Lithuania (b.
1881 - d. 1952) and Ona ("Anna")
Laurinevicious of Kvesu Kaima,
Lithuania (b. 1893 - d. 1976),
who married in their native land
in 1910 and came to the United
States in 1914. Albert was a
World War II veteran. After
enlisting in the U.S. Army on
March 5, 1941, he was assigned
as a Technical Sergeant to the
Headquarters Company of the 82nd
Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
of the 2nd Armored Division
("Hell on Wheels"). He took part
in the U.S. invasion of North
Africa in the fall of 1942, and
after five months in action
there, a bomb dropped during a
German air raid severely wounded
him on April 15, 1943. While he
was a patient at the wartime
hospital in the Greenbrier
Resort in White Sulphur Springs,
West Virginia, on March 31, 1944
he married Marjorie Ruth Morgan
of Newnan, Georgia (d. Nov. 5,
1981). After a two-year
convalescence, he was discharged
on May 19, 1945. After the war,
Albert and Marjorie settled in
the Atlanta area, where Albert
enrolled in Southern Technical
Institute (now Southern
Polytechnic State University)
and graduated in 1950. He joined
the avionics department of
Southern Airways, which later
became part of Northwest
Airlines, and retired as the
supervisor of that department
after a 31-year career. A
lifelong ham radio hobbyist, his
personal call sign was W4JUF.
Albert is survived by his two
children - Alan James Koman,
O.St.J. and K.St.G.G., who
practices law in the Atlanta
area, and Janice Eaton Kilby, a
writer living in Asheville and
the author of several
best-selling children's books,
including The Book of Wizard
Craft and The Master Detective
Handbook. Of his brothers and
sisters, Albert is survived by
Frances Dobishinsky of Mayfield,
PA, Frank Komantauskas of Castle
Creek, NY, Marion Stanavige of
Hartford, CT, and Veronica
Komantauskas of Forest City, PA.
His brother John Komantauskas
and his sister Victoria Bonacci
preceded him in death. After
cremation in Asheville, Albert's
remains will be interred next to
his wife Marjorie in Holly Hill
Cemetery in Fairburn, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the American
Cancer Society. Condolences may
be sent on-line to email@example.com
Published in The Atlanta
September 17, 2006
Forsyth County News
Catherine Ann Crawford Taylor
January 18, 1949 - September 09,
Cathy Taylor, 57, of
Cumming, Ga. Passed away
Saturday, September 9, 2006. She
was a flight attendant for 27
years with Southern, Republic,
and Northwest Airlines. Most
recently she was a Senior Fraud
investigator with Cingular
Wireless in Atlanta for seven
years. Born in Atlanta to Joseph
and Betty Crawford, January 18,
She is survived by her husband,
Richard E. Taylor; mother, Betty
A. Crawford; brother and
sister-in-law, Rick and
Christine Crawford, nieces and
nephews, Andrea, Michael, and
Natalie Crawford, Alyse Fritch,
Jon Preble; brother-in-law,
Marshall Taylor; sister-in-law,
A Memorial Service will be held
Sunday, September 17, at 3:00 pm
at the McDonald and Son Funeral
The family will receive friends
at the funeral home on Sunday,
September 17, starting at 2:00
Arrangements by McDonald and Son
Funeral Home & Crematory, 150
Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040
MILLWOOD HOLLAND, 63, died Sunday,
September 10, 2006. Visitation will be
from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 12 at
Mortimer Funeral Home. Services will be
at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home
with burial in Greencrest Cemetery,
Belzoni, MS. Mortimer Funeral Home
Published in The Commercial Appeal on
September 12, 2006
Received from Jim Robinson:
Charlotte Holland died in Memphis on
Sunday, Sept. 10. Visitation is Tues.,
Sept. 12 at Mortimer Funeral Home in
Belzoni, MS and the the service for
her will be at 2:00 p.m. Wed., Sept. 13
at the funeral home in Belzoni.
Please pass this information along.
Source: Joye Ferrill
September 12, 2006
Subject: NWA Manager -
It's very sad for me to report that we lost a
good friend and excellent Manager in the AMO
Ernie Reed was involved in a vehicle accident
last Friday evening, September 8th, while on
assignment as a Shift Manager supporting the
A320/A319 check lines at Mobile Aerospace in
Ernie is survived by his wife and three children
who live in Belle Plaine, MN.
Arrangements are as follows;
Wednesday September 13th, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Wagner Funeral Home
620 E. South St.
Belle Plaine, MN. 56011
Thursday September 14th, 10:30 am
Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church
215 N. Chestnut St.
Belle Plaine, MN. 56011
Many of you knew Ernie during his time at NWA.
Please forward this on to anyone who I may have
missed. Our prayers and condolences go out to
Ernie and his family in this time of grief.
From the Northwest
Florida Daily News
August 27, 2006
OBITUARIES August 27, 2006
Alfred Clark Brandon Jr.
Clark Brandon Jr. passed away due to
complications related to a recent stroke, on
Aug. 25, 2006.
Al Brandon was born Jan. 17, 1926. A
native of Memphis, Tenn., Al moved to Fort
Walton Beach over 30 years ago. He was a proud
veteran, serving honorably in the U.S. Navy.
After service to his country, Al cherished his
position as a commercial airline pilot for
Northwest Airlines, safely flying for 28 years
until his retirement in 1986. In addition,
Al eagerly participated in various flying
associations, including the EAA and the QB’s,
where many friendships were cultivated with
comrades who shared the same passion for flying.
Al is preceded in death by his parents, Clark
and Evelyn Brandon; and beloved daughter,
Colleen. Al is survived by his children,
Rick Brandon and wife Karen of Texas, Pat
Brandon of Arizona, and Clark Brandon III and
wife Teresa of Texas; grandchildren,
Debbie Wilson, Michele Brandon, Brian Oliver,
Christina Stock, and Casey Oliver; nephew,
Bob Silverman and wife Linda of Texas; and other
family members and numerous friends.
Al’s family will receive friends from 5 to 7
p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at Emerald Coast
Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort
Walton Beach, FL. A celebration
commemorating Al’s life is scheduled at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, in the funeral home
chapel with the family receiving guests one hour
prior to the service. In lieu of flowers,
the Brandon family requests that contributions
be made in Al’s memory to EAA’s Young Eagles
Flights, a program providing children with
opportunities to fly with volunteer veteran
You may share memories and condolences at
“...but those who hope in the Lord will renew
their strength. They will soar on wings like
eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they
will walk and not grow faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Young Eagles Flights Program address:
P. O. Box 3086
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54903
From Jim Robinson re
Friday, August 25, 2006 /
"I just talked to Al
Brandon's son Rick. A few days ago Al began having
problems and was taken to the hospital from the rehab
center. Last night he suffered kidney failure but the
Doctors planned to start him on dialysis this morning
and expected him to recover. This morning about 5 am
they called the family back to the hospital. Al passed
away about 8 am.
Emerald Coast Mortuary on
Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach is handling the
Viewing: Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and Wednesday at
Memorial Service: Wednesday at 4:00 pm
I'll post additional
information as received. Al had a stroke
back in June and has alternately been in the hospital
and in a rehab center. - LA
Family-Placed Death Notice
William Everett Oakes, 72, of St. Augustine,
FL, died Wednesday, August 16, 2006. He was a
native of Jonesboro, GA and had resided in St.
Augustine for the last 10 years. He was a
graduate of Jonesboro High School and Georgia State
University. Mr. Oakes served in the United
States Air Force. He began his career at
Southern Airways in Atlanta, and became Vice
President of Marketing at Republic Airlines in
Minneapolis, MN. He retired from Northwest
Airlines in 1983. He was a member of the
Jonesboro United Methodist Church and the Jonesboro
Masonic lodge #87. He is survived by his wife
of 49 years, Virginia S. Oakes; sons, Wm. Gregory
Oakes and Natalya of Seattle, WA and Gary C. Oakes
and his fiancee, Kelli Green of Jonesboro, GA;
sisters, Agnes Mitchell and Martha Daniel of
Jonesboro, GA; brothers, Alvin Oakes of Demorest, GA
and Roger Oakes of Jonesboro, GA. He is also
survived by many nieces and nephews. A
memorial service will be held Monday, August 21,
2006 at 2 pm Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, 2047 Highway
138 East, Jonesboro, GA 30236, (770) 210-2700.
Those desiring may make a donation in his memory to
your favorite charity. Funeral arrangement by Craig
Funeral Home and Crematory, St. Augustine, FL (904)
Published in The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution on 8/20/2006.
Star Tribune, sent to me 8-17-06:
"Bernard Sweet, regional airline president
Mark Brunswick, Star Tribune
Bernard (Bud) Sweet, an executive for Republic Airlines
during the heyday of regional carriers and a pioneer in
bringing the first synagogue to Dakota County, died July 24.
He was 82.
A former accountant, Sweet rose to become president of
Republic. As the carrier grew in the 1960s and 1970s, he and
Chairman Hal Carr negotiated with the federal Civil
Aeronautics Board to establish long-haul route destinations
such as New York, Denver and Boston, while continuing to
serve smaller regional destinations such as Mankato and
Hibbing. The airline, known then as North Central, merged
with Southern Airways to form Republic in 1979, gaining
access to Sun Belt routes. Later, it bought Hughes Airwest
to gain access to Western destinations.
Sweet left day-to-day operations to become vice chairman in
1980 as the airline struggled with debt and labor troubles.
Dave Moran, a former vice president for marketing, described
Sweet as a supportive but cautious boss, even in tumultuous
times in the industry. Sweet mentored Moran in his rise from
"ramp rat," or baggage handler, to the boardroom.
"I would always be coming up with some idea. I'd tell him I
was sure it would work 60 percent of the time," Moran said.
"He would tell me that just wasn't good enough and to go
back and try again."
Sweet received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. He was
instrumental in establishing the first synagogue in Dakota
County, the Conservative Beth Jacob Congregation in Mendota
Heights. He served as congregation president during the
He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter, Laurie Smith,
and three grandchildren.
Services have been held.
I Patterson, retired Memphis Captain, died
August 12, 2006.
(From NWA Passages)
July 15, 2006
Received from William Elwyn Aultman:
":Howard Laminack, Tony Laminack's dad passed
away last night. Dryden Funeral Home in Heflin, AL will be
handling the arrangements. The arrangements have not
been finalized at this time."
Thursday, July 13,
"..... This is to let you know that former
station agent, Earl Elrod, passed away July 12, 2006, after a
long illness. His cause of death was a heart attack.
The visitation time will be Saturday July 15th
from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M., followed by the funeral at
2:00 P.M. at the Madison Funeral Home, Highway 72 West,
Madison, AL 35758."
Wednesday, June 21,
Jimmy Williams, former Southern Airways Cleaner,
passed June 20th. His viewing is tonight June 21, from 5
to 8 PM, funeral at 2 PM tomorrow at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn.
770-964-4800. It's located on Hwy 74 going toward Peachtree City
approx. 2 miles on the right side from I-85.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
From Peggy Crane Schweitzer:
FYI, Mike Edson's. wake/ memorial service
will be held Thursday, June 15th at 7 PM at the Community Bible
Church on Jodeco Rd. 1 1/2 miles off I-75 coming from Atlanta on the
right. Phone No. is 770-914-0808.
EDWIN MICHAEL "MIKE" EDSON
Edwin Michael "Mike" Edson, 63, of P.O. Box 1348, McDonough, GA, 30253,
went home to be with the Lord from his home with family by his side on
May 19, 2006, after a courageous battle with lung/metastatic cancer.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland to Dorothy Geist Edson and the late Silas
Edwin Edson, he served in the U.S. Air Force and retired August, 2005,
after 38 years of service with Northwest Airlines, as a lead aircraft
mechanic. He is survived by his loving wife, Faith Diane Richards
Edson, formerly of Norfolk, VA; one son; two daughters; two step-sons;
three sisters; seven grandchildren. Funeral service will be held
on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 11:00 am at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792
Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA with Rev. Donald O'Dey, pastor of
Fellowship Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood
Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home
on Friday, May 26, 2006 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Mike is a member of
Community Bible Church, Stockbridge, GA, where a memorial service will
be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to
Community Bible Church, Stockbridge, GA, Fellowship Baptist
Church, Norfolk, VA, or the American Cancer Society. The family
would like to take this opportunity to thank Hospice and his caregivers,
many friends, and his church family for all their love and support
during this difficult time. Please share a memory with the family at
www.altmeyer.com. Published in The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 5/24/2006.
This is to advise you that former Supervisor for
Southern in HSV and BNA, Thomas Wayne Cleveland, passed away last
evening May 19th.
Visitation will be at Spry Funeral Home in Athens,
Alabama from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday May 21st and the
funeral will be Monday May 22nd at
Berea Baptist Church on Lucas Ferry Road, Athens, Al. at 2:00 P.M.
Please forward this to all concerned,
From Chuck Tippitt:
May 20, 2006, Saturday, 1:01 pm
We wanted to let you know that Daddy passed away
last night, (Fri. 05/19). Mother asked that you please let
Thank you, please keep us in your prayers.
Connie Cleveland Tucker
Family-Placed Death Notice
Mr. Ray W. Burden , Sr. of Conyers formerly of Atlanta
was born in Madison County October 7, 1921, died in Rockdale
County February 9, 2006. He is survived by his wife
Mildred Bone Burden of Conyers, son Dr. Ray W. and Bonnie Burden
Jr. of Pikeville, TN; daughter Mr. and Mrs. Melanie and Daniel
Hamby of Loganville; brother Mr. and Mrs. Hal and Sarah Burden
of Tucker; grandchildren Ms. Lani Jo Burden of Carolton, Mr.
Donald Ray Llewellyn of Loganville; several nieces and nephews.
Ray was a member of Heritage Hills Baptist Church and a former
member of Moreland Ave. Baptist Church; he retired as a
Financial Officer with Republic Air Lines. Funeral services will
be held Saturday February 11, 2006, 11:00 AM at Heritage Hills
Baptist Church, Pastor Joe Hughes and Rev. Ted Boland
Officiating, interment will follow at Green Meadow Memorial
Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday 2 until 4 and 6
until 8 Pm at Scot Ward Funeral Services. Condolences may be
submitted on-line to www.ScotWard.com. Scot Ward Funeral
Services - Harry White Chapel, Conyers, 770-483-7216. Published in The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution on 2/10/2006.
Howard Boone Bryant Jr.
Boone “Jimmy” Bryant, Jr., 73, son of Howard and Ann Bryant,
died Wednesday morning at his home after a long illness. Howard
was born in Memphis, was a Boy Scout, and a graduate from
Treadwell High School in Memphis. He was a sergeant in the
United States Air Force. He was an employee of Delta Airlines
and later Southern Airways. He was a passenger service agent for
Northwest Airlines and retired from this job after 32 years of
dedicated service. He was a member of the American Legion Lodge
249. He was also a member of the Bartlett United Methodist
Church. He loved traveling, fishing, and children. Howard leaves
his wife of 43 years Betty Swanson Bryant. Funeral services will
be Friday at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill East Funeral Home with
visitation from 5-7 Thursday evening. Forest Hill Funeral Home
East Chapel 382-1000
Published in The Commercial Appeal on
Wednesday, May 3, 2006
From Bill Butler:
"Howard (Bryant) passed from this life this a.m.
0230, in Methodist Hospital in Germanton, TN. Betty advised
arrangements are incomplete, but most probably will be Friday, 5/5/06.
Their address and phone numbers are posted in News & Events. With
regrets, Bill Butler"
April 26, 2006
"Dee Kilpatrick passed away on Monday 24 April,
2006 of cancer. No information on services at this time. She was MSY
Chief Pilot secretary under Tom Caswell and worked in the GO in Atlanta after the mergers."
Source: Larry McIntire
William M. Riddick III
M. RIDDICK, III, 62, a retired Northwest
Airlines captain, died of cancer April 7, 2006.
He was a long time resident of Germantown. He
received a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from
Virginia Military Institute in 1965 and was
awarded an MBA Degree in Finance from the
University of Memphis in 1979. He served in the
Air Force during the Vietnam War and was awarded
the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and
Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He was
discharged after five years of active duty with
the rank of Captain. Mr. Riddick started his 30
year commercial airline career with Southern
Airlines in 1973. Southern merged with
Republic Airlines, which in turn merged with
Northwest. He served as a Captain for 25 years
and retired from Northwest in 2000. His
survivors include his parents, William M.
Riddick, Jr. and Bonelle Riddick of Atlanta, GA;
a brother, M. Thomas Riddick, M.D., and a
sister, Laurie Hatcher, also of Atlanta. Funeral
Services will be held at 11 a.m. July 7 at
Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital in Memphis.
Published in The Commercial
Appeal on 4/13/2006.
From: Keith Heefner
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 9:19 AM
Jim Richman sent this message:
I have just learned
from Bobby Harris that Wm M (Billy) Riddick lost a
battle with cancer and died this afternoon at 4 pm. He
will be cremated and buried at Arlington National
Cemetery. No details concerning services are known at
this time. We do know that burials at Arlington are
backed up resulting in a wait of several weeks. If you
can, send this information to your e-mail list stating
that further details will be forthcoming when we become
"Pattie" Couch -MACON - Patricia "Pattie" Couch
passed away March 24, 2006. Funeral services will be
held 2 P.M. Monday, March 27, 2006 in the chapel of Macon
Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will
follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Rod
Callahan will be officiating. - Mrs. Couch was the daughter
of the late Buford and Mary Ann Carney Jones. She was a
member of Pine Forest Baptist Church, where she was a member
of the Ruth Sunday School Class. Mrs. Couch also
volunteered for the Pink Ladies Auxiliary in Lavonia,
Georgia and was a member of Modern Woodman of America Camp
16329. She was preceded in death by a daughter Lisa
Steadman of Forest Park, Georgia. -Mrs. Couch is survived by
her husband Charles Couch; two daughters, Kim Cooper
(Robert) of Macon, Lori Petty (Mark) of Peachtree City, GA;
grandsons, Shannon Cooper, Jason Cooper (Michelle) Joey Eells, Josh Petty, Clint Petty, Terry Barnett, Larry Tanner
(Angel); granddaughters, Amanda Blasche (Greg), Wendi
Steadham, and Suzie Merrill; nine great grandchildren;
brother, Dale Jones (Patsy) of Huntington, WV. - In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central
Georgia, 3780 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA 31206. - The
family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Sunday
evening in the funeral home. -Macon Memorial Park Funeral
Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.
March 17, 2006
sent out to the EAL family. They both were with NWA also.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cook, Doris N." <DNCOOK@southernco.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 10:06 AM
Subject: Bad News - Don Kinkaid & Bob Johnson
The following came to me from Jake Tryon:
Doris, two deaths to report.
Bob Johnson, EAL aircraft mechanic, died a
couple of days ago when the golf cart he was working on fell on him. The
viewing will be at the Fero Funeral Home at 7626 S. US Hwy 41 in
Dunnellon, FL on Saturday, March 18th from 11:30 to 1:30. The funeral
home phone number is 352-489-5363.
Don Kinkaid, EAL aircraft mechanic, died
suddenly Tuesday night from a Diabetes related problem. The viewing will
be at Parrott's Funeral Home, 8355 Hwy 74, Fairburn, GA at 5 to 8 PM on
Saturday the 18th and the funeral will be at the Bethany Methodist
Church ( No address) on Monday at 2:00 PM.
Would you please post these on your email alert?
Thursday, February 16, 2006
From: Thomas Russ
Subject: Dennis Kline
The arrangements for Dennis are as follows:
Visitation will be at C. J. Mowell Funeral Home
180 N Jeff Davis Dr, Fayetteville, GA 30214 on Sunday from 6 to 8. The
memorial Mass will be in Jonesboro on Monday at 10:00 at St. Phillips.
February 17, 2006
From: Tom Schoenherr
Subject: Joe Kolman
Joe's viewing will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Carl J Mowell & Son
Funeral Home, 180 N Jeff Davis Dr, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Joe Kolman passed at about 5:00 pm, February 15,
2006. Viewing will be at Moell Funeral Home in Fayetteville.
Details of the arrangements are unknown at this time.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
From Keith Heefner, Saturday, November 26, 2005"
I received this today:
It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that Mom (Jane Knudegard, wife of Southern Airways pilot Vincent Aubrey Knudegard) passed away yesterday at about 7pm. (November 24, 2005)
Ren and I are in Armonk, NY at my sister-in-law's house. We flew up Tue and had a wonderful three days, including a big Thanksgiving dinner with 30
family members. Mom was here with us and was having a wonderful time. After Thanksgiving dinner, we were going to a square dance at the Armonk community center. Mom got in the car and Ren and I went back into the house the gather the others riding with us to the dance. When we came back
to the car a couple of minutes later, Mom was slumped in her seat and her heart had stopped. We performed CPR on her until paramedics arrived. They
were able to restart her heart briefly, but could not keep it going and she died at the North Westchester Medical center on Nov. 24.
It is a sad occasion but Mom was having a wonderful time, surrounded by friends and family and she did not suffer at all. She is being cremated here in
NY and will be returned to Auburn next week. Kris and I do not know what we are going to do yet in the way of a memorial service but we will let you know.
It was our pleasure to have known this wonderful lady for many years. She and Kris were planning to attend the Christmas party. We morn her passing but will always fondly remember the many good times we have had with Jane and Vince.
From the AJC, Thursday, November 10. 2005
Melba Morris's Grandson
Family-Placed Death Notice
Mr. Joshua (Josh) Bluestein, of Fayetteville, died November 6, 2005. Josh was a 2004 graduate of Landmark Christian School
where he was a 4 year member of the golf team and was presently employed with Air Freight Atlanta. He is survived by his
parents, Brynn and Steve Morris, Fayetteville; grandparents, Alma and Jim Snyder, Fayetteville; Melba and Phil Morris,
College Park. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 11 o'clock at Southwest Christian Church with
Dr. James W. (Jim) Donovan officiating. Interment Camp Memorial Park. Those wishing may send on-line condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make a donation in memory of Josh Bluestein to one of the following: Christian Families Today, 115 Kathi Avenue, Fayetteville, GA 30214; Atlanta Christian College, 2605 Ben Hill Road,
East Point, GA 30344 or to Landmark Christian School, 50 W. Broad Street, Fairburn, GA 30213. The family will receive
friends from 3:00 until 8:00 PM at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn. 770-964-4800.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 11/10/2005.
Friday, November 4, 2005
Jack Norris passed away yesterday (Thursday pm) from a heart attack. His body will be created and no services held. His wife
will receive visitors at their home:
245 Rocky Branch Road
Note: Anyone who wishes to make a donation could do so to the Sharon Baptist Church, 536 N. Ola Road, McDonough, GA
30252 "For Building Fund."
(Sources: W. E. Aultman, Bubba Williams, John Roney)
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
"Funeral arrangements for Bob McKibbon follow:
Visitation: 6PM to 8PM, Friday, September 16th, 2005
At: H. M. Patterson and Sons
1020 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Funeral Service: 11 AM, Saturday, September 17th, 2005
At: Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
The family will receive visitors prior to the service beginning at 10 AM. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home.
Donations instead of flowers may be made to The American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina Relief.
Bob was a loyal friend to all of us and a gentle man in the highest since of the word. I will always miss his ready smile and words of encouragement.
I thank God that I was privileged to have been able to count Bob as a personal friend.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Re: Robert J. (Jack) Bell
Funeral services will be conducted for Jack in the chapel at Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough, Georgia, on Saturday,
September 17, at 1:00 p.m. Friends may visit the family Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Hasten's address is 1745 S. Zack Hinton Pkwy, McDonough, GA 30253, Phone: 770/914-8833. However, the street name
has very recently changed and the map databases don't reflect this street name. The old address is 1745 S. Cedar Street,
which is actually Hwy 155.
Click on or cut and paste this entire link for a correct map -
It is with great sadness that I must announce the passing of a good friend and gentleman, Bob McKibbon.
Bob died suddenly yesterday evening, Tuesday September 13th . Bob was getting ready to take his granddaughter for a walk yesterday morning when he suffered heart arrest. It was determined that the arrest was the result of a tear in the aorta. Emergency surgery was performed but doctors were not able to save him.
There will be a memorial service later this week. I will send word as soon as arrangements have been finalized.
Bob and Jane have been living with their daughter in Atlanta since hurricane Katrina destroyed their Dauphine Island home.
This is Robert J. (Jack) Bell, until recently of Jackson, GA. I will post additional information as I receive it from the family.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
---------- Forwarded Message ----------
I apologize for contacting you by email instead of by phone call but we have been unable to track down phone numbers for some
of you and wanted to let you know as soon as possible.
My dad, Jack Bell passed away yesterday evening in Florida. He was at dinner with his wife, Catherine, and suffered a heart
attack. Funeral arrangements are pending but will be held in McDonough, Georgia, at Haisten's Funeral Home. He will be
transported from Florida to McDonough sometime this week. We will email funeral arrangements when known.
If you know of anyone not on this email list that should be contacted, please forward this email to them, give them a call, or let
one of us know. If you would like to contact any of us, our email addresses and/or telephone numbers are below.
Richard Gail Souders, age 88, of Morrow Georgia passed away on Friday, September 9, 2005.
Visitation at Pope Dickson and Sons will be Monday, September 12, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am with the funeral services to follow.
Internment will be at Camp Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the
American Red Cross-Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund.
Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 770-961-2700, www.popedickson.com
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Family-Placed Death Notice
Alison Deal Brannon of Dallas, GA, passed away on Saturday, morning, August 27, 2005 at the age of 32. Mrs. Brannon is
survived by her husband, Paul Brannon, daughter, Madeline Brannon, both of Dallas, GA, mother and father, Nalan and Rebecca
Deal of Jonesboro; mother and father-in-law. Tom and Paula Brannon of Stockbridge; sister, Stephanie and Joel Cope of
Mableton, GA; brother-in-law, Todd Brannon of Stockbridge; grandparents, Virginia DeBard and Paul and Virginia Brannon, all of Jonesboro; Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 10 AM in the Community Bible Church in Stockbridge.
Pastor, Brooks Everett, Pastor, Jack Bartlett, and Elder Hoyt Sims will officiate. Burial will be at the Upper Lotts Creek Church Cemetery in Metter, GA at 5:30 PM. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 29, 2005 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the Education Fund for Madeline Brannon at the Community Bible Church in Stockbridge. Horis A. Ward-Tara Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of the arrangements. 770-471-7171.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 8/28/2005.
Saturday, August 27, 2005 7:43 PM
Re: Allison Brannon, Daughter-in-law of Tom Brannon
Tom called me this evening to tell me that Alison died this morning. She will be at Tara Gardens (Hwy. 138) in Jonesboro, and the
family will receive friends on Monday evening from 5-8PM. The funeral is Tuesday at 10am at their church on Jodeco Road called Community Bible Church.
Sources: Malline Austin and Beckie and Bob Holder
Saturday , August 27, 2005
SANDRA MALLARD FISH DUCKWORTH, 63, of Germantown. Sandra Fish passed away peacefully August 10, 2005, after a
14 month battle with cancer, at the home of her daughter. Sandra is predeceased by her parents, Marvin Theodore Mallard and Kathleen Emma Haun. Sandra (Sandy) was born in Morristown, TN. Sandra is survived by her devoted daughter, Suzanne Fish Thigpen, and husband, Tate Thigpen (Oxford, MS); granddaughter, Kathleen Kessler Thigpen; former husband, Roger Fish and
wife, Lydia (Nashville, TN); half-brother, Charles Mallard and wife, Paige (Daytona Beach, FL); three aunts, Fransola (Frankie)
Cary (Morristown, TN), Virginia Amos (Wilmington, NC), and Lucille McBride (Lexington, NC). In 2000 Sandra retired from
Northwest Airlines after thirty-seven years of dedicated service. She began her career as a flight attendant with Southern Airways
which was purchased by Republic Airlines. In addition to her long career with the airline industry, she sold real estate for over a
decade and was honored as a 'million dollar' producer with Poplar Pike Realtors. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist
Church and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, loved his creations and practiced Christianity by her good works and service toward others. Anyone who knew Sandra will remember her kind and gentle nature, her devotion to her family and her friends, her
appreciation of beauty and her independent spirit. Sandra will be greatly missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be conducted by Dr. Matthew C. Morrison, a family friend, at 3 p.m. on August 13, 2005 at Christ United Methodist Church, Wilson
Chapel, Memphis. Visitation will be held immediately following the memorial service. Private burial services will be conducted at Hamblen Memory Gardens in Morristown, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Baptist Homecare
and Hospice, Oxford, MS, or the American Cancer Society. Waller Funeral Home, Oxford, MS has charge.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
HILL, Gene Mr. Robert Eugene "Gene" Hill, 71, of 2225 Owen Street in Charleston, died Sunday at his residence after an extended illness. Born September
17, 1933 in Georgetown, GA; he was the son of the late Fred and Annie Hill. He had retired after 38 years of service with Northwest Airlines, was a US
Army Veteran, a Blue Lodge Mason, a member of the James Island American Legion Post #147, and the Low Country Airborne Chapter of James Island,
SC. He is survived by his wife, Billie Fae Hill of Charleston; two daughters, Julie Tindal and husband Mike of Charleston and Jenny Lee and husband Harley
of Sardis, SC; a stepdaughter, Debi Estes and husband Tim of Anderson, SC; a stepson, George McMullan, III of Armand Beach, FL; one brother, David Hill
and wife Francis of Ashland, VA; two sisters, Barbara Mixson and husband Billy and Margaret Searson and husband Alton, both of Yemassee, SC; one
sister-in-law, Gay Hill of Varnville,. There are eight grandchildren, Matthew, Grady, Claire, Kristen, Carri, Ryan, Lauren, and Abby. Mr. Hill was predeceased
by his first wife, Emma Jean Connelly Hill and a brother, Garnett Hill. The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for all the
support of family, friends, and neighbors during the past year. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of PEEPLES-RHODEN FUNERAL HOME, 300 Mulberry Street, Hampton, SC 29924, conducted by Rev. Dr. Tommy Kelly. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may
call the chapel Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be to Hospice of Charleston, 3870 Leeds Ave., Suite 101, Charleston, SC 29405 or Honor Guard of American Legion Post #147, 20 Paddle Creek Ave., James Island, SC 29412. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.
Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 8/23/2005.
It is my sad duty to report the passing of Captain Terry Knight. Terry died early this morning of heart failure.
He was a faithful friend to his fellow pilots and all employees of Southern Airways. I will always remember him for his ready smile, for his warm welcome and
for his optimistic outlook.
Services for Captain Knight will be held at:
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home
135 Senoia Rd.
Peachtree City, GA 30269
This location is at the corner of Highway 74 and Senoia Rd.
Visitation will be: Thursday, July 28th, 6pm to 8pm
The funeral will be: Friday, July 29th, at 2pm
Ron Sloan was a Northwest mechanic.
"Cycle accident kills Sharpsburg man
From staff reports
A 44-year-old Sharpsburg man was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident on Raymond Hill Road in north Coweta County. The victim was identified as
Ronald Wayne Sloan. His driver's license listed his address as London Lane, Sharpsburg. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Coweta sheriff's patrols and county fire units from Station 7 on Fischer Road responded to the accident at 4:45 a.m. Sunday.
The motorcycle was apparently west bound on Raymond Hill Road. After rounding a curve, it crossed the center line onto the eastbound shoulder where it
struck a mail box, then a culvert and went airborne at which time the driver was ejected from the cycle, authorities said. The cyclist was pronounced dead
at the scene by Coweta County Coroner Wimp Pierce. No other information was available Sunday afternoon. The accident was investigated by sheriff's
Deputy John LaChance.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Re: Ron Sloan
"Family will receive friends this Thursday from 4-6PM at McKoon's Funeral Home in Newnan, Ga. Memorial Service will be that evening in McKoon's Chapel at 6PM.
McKoon's Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St. Newnan 770-253-4580."
"Sunday, July 03, 2005
Hi All, just wanted to let you know that I was just told that Ron was killed in a motorcycle accident last night.
I do not know any details but will pass them on when I find out. Keep his family in your prayers.
From the AJC:
Mr. Paul William Norkum of Hampton and Gainesville died June 22, 2005. He was a aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air Force during the Viet Nam War.
Survived by his children, Steven Norkum of Sharpsburg, Kelly and Jason Kruse of Peachtree City; granddaughter, Kiley Kruse of Peachtree City; parents, Alphonse and Mildred Norkum of Hampton; sister, Pamela Coble of Hampton; brother, Richard Norkum of North Carolina.
Memorial services will be held Saturday (TODAY) June 25 at 12 Noon in the chapel Carmichael-Hemperley with Pastor Daniel Conrey officiating. The family
will receive friends following the service. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City. 770-631-9171.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 6/25/2005.
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Lucy West, died
March 1, 2005.
services will be
at 2:00 p.m.,
Friday, March 4,
at the funeral
home from 1 - 2
p.m. on Friday.
In lieu of
donations may be
made to your
East Point, GA.
John L. DuTeau,
84, a retired
10, 2004, at
A native of
he moved here
Ga. in 1995. Mr.
DuTeau was a
member of Joy
of Ocala and was
a member of
clubs. He was a
member of Elks
Texas and a
was an avid
golfer, and he
served in the
U.S. Army Air
Corps. in World
include his wife
of 40 years,
Laura G. DuTeau,
Ga., E. Randy
Ga., Gary DuTeau,
S.C., E. Randy
DuTeau, Donn R.
DuTeau, both of
and Thomas K.
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2005, at 3:00
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Saturday, January 22,
Kenneth Eugene Maxwell
died Thursday, January
20, 2005. The family
will receive friends
Sunday evening from 5:00
pm until 8:00 pm
at Parrott Funeral Home,
Funeral Mass will be
said Monday, January 24,
2005, at 11:00 am at St.
Matthew Catholic Church,
Tyrone, GA. Interment
to follow at Forest Lawn
Cemetery in Newnan, GA.
Those desiring may make
donations to the
Hospice, 7225 Lester
Road, Union City, GA
30291; The Alzheimer’s
Century Boulevard, NE,
Suite 10, Atlanta, GA
30345; or to the charity
of your choice.
(Source: Kenneth Steve
Monday, January 3,
.... I just
talked to Judy Baird
& services for
Cliff, are as
Tuesday Jan.4th from
2:00 PM-4:00 PM and
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM.
Hwy 138, Jonesboro,
Memorial Service is
Wed. Jan 5th 11:00
AM at Philadelphia
351 Morrow Rd.
Forest Par, GA
Church is located on
Morrow Rd off Old
Sunday, January 2, 2005
With deep sorrow I am informing our old Southern friends that
Cliff Baird passed away
this morning. As soon as
funeral arrangements are
finalized I will let you
Sunday, January 2, 2005
Family-Placed Death Notice
James Beauchamp (Bean)
Williamson Decorated World War
II Veteran Air Force Officer,
Pilot Husband, Father
Grandfather, Great Grandfather
Life on this earth has ended for
Colonel Bean Williamson, devoted
husband, father, grandfather,
and great-grandfather. Born
August 1, 1917 in Macon,
Georgia, he died December 30 at
the home of his son George after
a brief illness. One of three
sons of Robert Garland
Williamson, Sr. and Anne
Beauchamp Haley Williamson. Bean
grew up in Jacksonville Florida,
where he sailed, motercycled and
raced stock cars at nearby
Daytona Beach, before graduating
from Robert E. Lee High School
in 1936. He also learned to fly
airplanes, which became the
passion of his life. By age 23,
he had attended both Georgia
Tech and the University of
Florida and obtained his
commercial flying license with
an instructors rating. In
February 1941, he joined the
Army Air Corps Bean spent the
early part of World War II
training navigators and pilots
in BT13s in Mississippi and
Texas. Shortly after being
reassigned to Turner Air Field
in Albany, Georgia, he met the
lovely Elizabeth (Libba)
Paschal, and they were married
three months later. Although the
Air Corps posted him to Hawaii,
Commander Williamson balked at
being without his bride and
smuggled Libba, disguised as a
navigator, aboard his plane on a
return trip to Honolulu. Most of
his missions involved flying
from Honolulu to below the
equator and among the Hawaiian
Islands between July 1943 and
August 1945, but when the former
Soviet Union blockaded Berlin,
Bean was among the brave pilots
who daily faced danger to fly
much-needed food and supplies to
the beleaguered Germans. Bean
was a pilot trainer in
Bainbridge, Georgia after the
war and continued serving in the
Air Force Reserves while
pursuing a career as a
commercial pilot for Southern
Airways until his retirement.
Besides being a pilot, Bean was
ham operator K4EZV and a world
traveler who circumnavigated the
world twice. He enjoyed history,
an interest nurtured by stories
of his great uncle, James
Beauchamp (Champ) Clark, a
Missouri congressman who became
the Speaker of the House of
Representatives during Teddy
Living with her uncle in
Washington, D.C. Beans mother
attended the National Cathedrals
cornerstone laying ceremony.
Bean was a member of Ye Mystic
Revellers and the Royal Order of
River Rats, Jacksonville social
clubs, and Silver Wings, the
Atlanta retired pilots club.
Preceded in death by Libba, his
wife of 52 years, Bean is
survived by three children and
their spouses: George and Angela
Williamson, Elizabeth and Henry
Mason, James (Jimbo) and Nanette
Williamson; grandchildren Julie
Williamson Vroon and her husband
Daron, Jay Beauchamp Williamson,
David Beauchamp (Beau) Eddleman
and his wife Shannon, Haley
Elizabeth Williamson, Ashley
Diane Williamson, Kasey
Campbell (K.C.) Budd and
Benjamin Jacob Budd; and
Elizabeth Eddleman.The family
will receive visitors on Sunday,
January 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. at
H.M. Patterson & Son, 4550
Peachtree Road and from 10 a.m.
to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral
in the church parlor. The
funeral will be at 11 a.m. on
Monday, January 3 at St. Martin
in the Fields Episcopal Church,
3110 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.,
Atlanta with the Rev. John
McCard and the Rev. Douglas
Remer officiating. Burial will
be at College Park Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, Bean said he
wanted people to save their
money and have a party.
Published in The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution on
Friday, November 26, 2004
William L. (Bill) Rednour
Bill was living in Gulfport. He
retired last year. His wife, Ann, has
been baking the most wonderful cakes,
selling them to individuals as well as
many businesses. Last Friday, Bill was
delivering one of her cakes to a
business at Edgewater Mall, when he
suddenly collapsed (from an apparent
heart attack). He had been in the
hospital a couple of weeks ago and had
gone to see Tommy at the airport. He
said he was feeling really good.
He was cremated and his services will
be this Saturday.
Thursday, November 11, 2004
Earl Sinor passed away November 10, 2004.
Visitation will be Friday, November
12, 2004, 2:00 - 4:00 pm; 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Pope Dixon & Sons, 1210 Morrow Road,
Morrow, GA 30260
Funeral Saturday, November 13, 2004,
11:00 at Pope Dixon Chapel; Interment
Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Information for Nadine Faulkner
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home
1891 W McIntosh Road, Griffin, GA
53 Springdale Dr
Griffin, GA 30223
Greg and Dorothy Faulkner
2042 Turkey Creek Road
Ashland, MS 38603
(Source: Beckie & Bob Holder)
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
away. She is at Conner Westberry Funeral
Home in Griffin. Viewing is
tonight and Service is tomorrow. I don't
know the details but you can call the
funeral home for that information.
Kathryn Carpenter Glawson (who worked in
Res. the last five years we were in
Atlanta) ,called me this morning with
Source: bj Thomas
Tuesday October 19, 2004
Jack Lanier passed away October 15,
2004. Funeral services were
conducted October 18, 2004,
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West
McIntosh Road, Griffin, GA.
Saturday, October 16, 2004, 11:23 pm
WILMER (MAC) MCCULLOUGH CALLED ME
TONIGHT TO LET ME KNOW THAT HIS WIFE ANN
PASSED AWAY FRIDAY NIGHT ABOUT 9:30 PM.
THE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE IS PASLEY-FLETCHER,
628 CHURCH ST, THOMASTON GA 30286.
PHONE#706-647-6644. VIEWING IS SUNDAY
OCT 17, 6:00-8:00 PM AND THE FUNERAL IS
MONDAY AT 2:00PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME
September 19, 2004
Ralph D. Barr of Fayetteville
died September 17.
Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 PM.
Funeral will be Tuesday at 6 PM at
Carl J. Mowell & Son, 180 South Jeff Davis
Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214, 770-461-7641
Jimmy Walker passed away
Tuesday, Sept 14, 2004 at the Henry Medical
Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11
a.m. Friday, Sept, 17, in the chapel of Halsten
Funeral Home in McDonough, Ga. Viewing is today,
Sept.16. from 5 to 8 pm. 1745 S
Cedar St, 770-014-9933. AL
Herman S. Brock passed away August 23, 2004.
Services were Wednesday, August 25, 2004 from
Ward's Fairview Chapel.
saddens me deeply to report that Jim Owens died
last evening about 7:00 pm from heart failure.
Those of you who wish to express your sympathy
may do so on Thursday, August 26th at
Carmichael's Funeral Home, 2950 King Street,
Smyrna, GA (770-435-4467); time to be
determined. Graveside service on Friday, August 27th
at 2:00 pm at Underwood Cemetery,
Cherry Log, GA. (which was Jim and Joanne's
Emails and please see Message Board posting; AJC
August 26, 2004)
Monday, August 2,
H. Allen, 75, of Houston, Texas, died this
morning of cancer. James was one of the
original Southern Airways, Inc. employees,
transferring over from Southern Airways Company
There will be a
Memorial Service on Saturday, August 14, 2004,
at 11:00 a.m., Brookside Funeral Home, 9149
Highway 6 North, Houston, TX 77095.
include his sister Lillian Allen)
June 30, 2004
Lanora Taylor, wife of Capt. Tommy Taylor passed
away this morning. We will always remember
Lanora as a lovely, friendly, smiling woman. We
extend our sympathy and prayers to her family.
Thursday, July 1, 2004, 6 PM to 8 PM
Cannon Cleveland Funeral Home
2580 Highway 42 N, McDonough, GA 30253
Directions: From I-75, exit Eagles Landing
Parkway, ( this is exit 228 and I believe it is
called Hudson Bridge Road exit) go 2 miles east
on Eagles Landing Parkway to Highway 42, turn
right on hwy. 42, go to first stop light, Cannon
Cleveland Funeral Home is on left just behind a
small shopping center.
Friday, July 2, 2004 at 1 PM
at : Community Bible Church
2001 Jodeco Road
Stockbridge , GA
Directions: From I-75, exit with a right turn
onto Jodeco Road. This is one exit south of
Eagles Landing Parkway. The church is a large
brick structure about 3/4 mile from I-75 and
will be on the left side of Jodeco Road.
Thursday, June 10, 2004, 9:11am
As you know, Bill Dyer passed away this morning at 3:35 am. This is
the information I wanted to give you.
Mr. Dyer's funeral will be on Saturday morning at 10:00 am at McKoon
Funeral Home in Newnan, Ga.
The viewing will be Friday evening, 6-8 pm. Anyone is welcome to come.
The Funeral Home is located on Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga.
Any questions, please call me at 678-432-7615 or 404-401-4413
Daughter in Law
Re: Bill Dyer
Thursday, June 10, 2004; 6:06 am
Sorry to announce that our dear Bill passed away this morning at
3:35 am. He will be at the Mccuion funeral home in Newnan, Ga.
Any other arrangements will be announced later. I'll let you know.
Please pass the word out because I don't know the people that worked
Thank you for being a friend and we are going to miss him so much.
His daughter in Law
April 17, 2004
Please get this out to as many people as you
can. Thanks, Ellen
Charlie will have one viewing. It will be held
on Sunday from 6 to 8 at C. J. Mowell's in
Fayetteville. (the address is 180 Jeff Davis
Drive - 770-461-7641). The Graveside service
will be on Monday at 2:00 at Brooks Memorial
Cemetery. The cemetery is located off of Price
Road which is off of the 85 connector.
April 15, 2004
I called and talked to Bob Gentry's wife "Sue" and she had
talked to some of Charlie's family and they had told
her that C. J. MOWELL in Fayetteville would be handling the
arrangements for Charlie's Funeral. I called the Funeral
Home and was told that the Family would be in about 3 pm
tomorrow (Friday) to make the arrangements. I understand
that he was in the Hospital ICU when he passed about 2:30 pm
today and that the cancer had come back on him.
April 15, 2004
Just got a note that Charlie Gardner passed away today. I do
not have any other details but will pass them along if I get
Remember his family in your thoughts and prayers. Peg
Note: Charlie was a
Hughes Airwest employee who came to ATL when PHX closed.
Lead Mechanic in Hydraulic Shop.
April 15, 2004
From April 15th's
OLIVE BRANCH - Marvin Rex Bailey, 62, passenger service
supervisor for Northwest Airlines, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial
Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at
Brantley Funeral Home with burial in Lebanon Cemetery. He was an
Army veteran and a member of New Prospect Baptist Church in
Lewisburg. Mr. Bailey, the husband of Judy Mohundro Bailey, also
leaves a daughter, Tracie Bailey Riley of Hernando; a son, Richie
Bailey of Coldwater; five sisters, Jean Walker, Linda Gonterman and
Elaine McGarrh, all of Olive Branch, Regina Memaklus of Jonesboro,
Ark., and Pat Brown of Hernando, and four grandchildren. The family
requests that any memorials be sent to New Prospect Baptist Church.
Wednesday, April 14, 2004: 10:45 pm
Memphis agent Rex Bailey had a massive heart attack last night.
Apparently he had dinner at home with his wife and told her he
wasn't feeling well. He took some antacid and either went to bed or
to his easy chair, and when his wife went to check on him, he had
died. Visitation is tomorrow night at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive
Branch, MS, between 6-8. Services will be at the same place at 1p on
March 17, 2004
Some conversations were
held with Dan Leaphart regarding the possibility of the flight
attendants having some sort of remembrance for Bert. Dan is
opposed to such an endeavor and will in no way be a player.
In order to honor those wishes please spread the word to all the SOU
lists that you all have. It would be appreciated. Here's
Received from a friend
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Memorial Service for Preston Fields will be:
2 PM Thursday, March 18, 2004
At: Meigs United Methodist Church
4036 East Marshall Street
Meigs, GA 31765
Visitation: 1 PM same day at the church.
Donations may be made to:
Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center
116 Mimosa Drive
Thomasville, GA 31792
Meigs United Methodist Church
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 9:12 a.m.
All Southern Pilots:
Our good friend Preston Fields passed away at his home in Meigs, GA
last night. Preston had been battling skin cancer.
I will post information on the funeral arrangements as soon as I
Monday, March 8, 2004
"...we just heard last night that Roberta Caulk Leaphart (old
Southern flight attendant and currently with NWA) died yesterday.
She was married to a U.S. Air pilot, and he came home from a trip
and found her dead in the bathtub. It looked as if she had fallen
and drowned. From all accounts there will only be a private service
for her ... would appreciate your getting the word out. She was
still flying and had come in from a trip on Friday night."
Victor C. Pruitt, 80, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2004, at a
local care center.
Funeral: 11:00 Saturday, February 21, St. Albans Episcopal Church,
11819 IH35 South, Austin, Texas.
Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials are requested to Cook
Children's Hospital Fund-Hematology Oncology, 801 7th. Avenue, Fort
Worth, TX 76104.
Published in the Austin American-Statesman on
Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Vic Pruitt died this afternoon at 3:45 p.m. Funeral will be
Saturday, February 21, 2004, in Austin, Texas. Other details are
at this time.
Saturday, January 31, 2004
Harris Price Baskin, age 66, of Marietta, GA died Friday, January 30,
2004. Visitation Sunday 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Mayes Ward-Dobbins
Funeral Home in Marietta. Services will be at 2 pm, Monday, at St.
James Episcopal Church in Marietta, GA
January 17, 2004
V. A. (Vince)
Knudeguard passed away at 4:30 AM, Friday, Jan 16th.
Vince also known by his middle name, Aubrey, was stricken with Alzheimer's
disease several years ago. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia.
Vince started flying prior to WW2 and flew the "Hump" between India and
China. He was among the first pilots hired when Southern begin operation.
He served Southern Airways and the Southern pilots in many capacities over
the years. He was a Chief Pilot, Director of Flight Training, and served
as Local Chairman ALPA.
He is survived by his wife, Jane; his son Chris (a Northwest Pilot);
and a daughter Nancy.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 21st at 12:00 noon at:
The Lutheran Church of The Redeemer
731 Peachtree Street NE
The church building is at the corner of 4th Street and Peachtree Street.
Parking is off of 4th Street, behind the church.
Enter the building at the rear of the church. 4th Street is one way west
January 12, 2004
Services for our friend Dan King will be held at:
Parrott Funeral Home
8355 Senoia Road
This location is at the intersection of GA Highway 74 and Milam Road.
If coming on Interstate 85, turn south at exit 61. Milam Road is the
second light from the expressway going south on GA74( Senoia Rd.)
Tuesday evening, January 13, from 6 PM until 8 PM
Wednesday, January 14 at 3:30 PM
Any questions, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, January 11, 2004, 11:33 pm
A long time friend and Southern Pilot, Dan King died this evening. He
was tending his cows when he apparently collapsed. He was taken to Fayette
Community Hospital but doctors were not able to revive him.
Dan will always be known as a real gentleman and good friend by all who
knew him. Our prayers go to Rose, and all the family.
I will send information about services as soon as I know the details.
December 31, 2003
Mike Bevis of Katy, Texas, died in July of 1999 after
a battle with ALS. Mike was a Ticket Agent in ABY, PFN, and MSY
between 1962 and 1974. He is survived by his wife Dawn Bevis,
daughter Christin Bevis; and by daughters Kellie Flannery and Wendy
Lee-Graham, and son Michael Bevis, Jr.
Yancey C. Sims, age 82 a retired Southern Captain,
died December 17, 2003. The funeral was December 20th at the First
Methodist Church in West Memphis, Arkansas. He was buried in his
Captain's uniform. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy.
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Our local paper announced today that Richard Yeager passed away
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at McKoon's funeral
home Newnan, Ga. The funeral is Thursday, Dec 11th, at 2 p.m., at McKoon's.
McKoon's is located in Newnan (770-253-4580) at 38 Jackson Street in
the downtown district.
Coming from Atlanta south on I-85 get off at exit 47 take a right and
stay on Bullsboro into town. The road takes a sharp right. then it turns
on to Jackson Street. McKoon's is on the right about 2 blocks
after the left turn.
John and Dottie Roney
November 9, 2003
Lynch died Monday, October 27, 2003.
were Thursday, October 30, at 2:00 PM
at the Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 6611 Church
home address is: 9002
Saddlewood Drive, Jonesboro,
Beverly and the family in your prayers.
Message from C. Boyd
dated Wednesday, November 5, 2003; posted 11-9-03
CHARLIE MITCHELL JR., 57, retired from Northwest Airlines, died
Friday at Saint Francis Hospital. Services will be at noon Saturday at
Brown Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Brown Baptist Church
Cemetery. E. H. Ford Mortuary has charge. Mr. Mitchell, the husband of
Marian Mitchell, also leaves a son, Roderick J. Mitchell, and his parents,
Lillie B. and Charlie Mitchell, all of Memphis; two sisters, Shirley
Branch of Memphis and Dora Cunningham of San Jose, Calif.; four brothers,
Leon Mitchell, Jimmie Mitchell and William M. Mitchell, all of Memphis,
and Wendell Mitchell of Dallas, and a grandchild.
Monday, October 20, 2003 10:44 a.m.
Monk Compton, Age 71, died Saturday, October 18, 2003 Visitation today at 1:00 p.m., with Service to follow
at 2:00 p.m. Wood Mortuary, Greer, SC, 864-877-3351 or contributions can be made to Fairview Baptist
Church, 1400 Locust Hill Road, Greer, SC 29651, 864-877-1881 Monk is survived by his wife Margie, sons Steve and
Contact for wife Margie is 864-877-8747, 211 Chestnut
Avenue, Greer, SC 29651
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Tanya Wooten was killed in car accident Monday
afternoon, September 22, 2003.
H. M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill Chapel, 1020
Spring Street, Atlanta, 404-876-1022, is handling the
Visitation will be Thursday, September 25, from 6:00
pm to 8:00 pm A memorial service will be held Friday, September 26,
at 11:00 am at Pattersons. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Habitat for Humanity,
519 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30312..
From Bob and Beckie
Sunday, September 21,
Mike Stephens - NWA Atlanta Stores and MEM ESE The funeral
arrangements for Mike are as follows:
Parrott Funeral Home 8355 Highway 74 N Fairburn,
Georgia Phone – 770-964-4900
Family will receive
visitors Monday night 6-8pm. Funeral
at Parrott’s on Tuesday at 2pm.
Both Joe Drake and Wilson Raker
called tonight with the following info .
Fred Dollar will have a viewing Tuesday evening, September 2, from
6 pm to 8 pm. The memorial service will be Wednesday,
September 3, at 10 am. All will take place at Parrott Funeral Home in
Fairburn. Parrott is located 1 mile from I-85 on Hwy 74; south of I-85
heading toward Peachtree City. This is the Peachtree City / Fairburn
exit south of the airport. (Some of you might recall that the Rick
Cowart service was also handled by Parrott.)
Sunday, August 31, 2003
Joe Drake just called me and said
he'd been called last night by Wilson Raker and was told that Fred Dollar
suddenly passed away. Joe had no additional info; I'll look at the local and Atl. papers and will forward any info I see.
Sorry for this sad news.
Monday, February 10, 2003
I have received word from Tom Brock, that Capt. John W. Brock passed away this morning February 10, 2002.
John was in the hospital for some problems, however his heart gave out on him.
There will be a memorial service Thursday,
February 13, 2003, a St. Joan of Arc
Catholic Church in La Place, La. at 9:00 a.m.
February 10, 2003
Powell died January 19, 2003, after an 18 month battle with cancer. He
was buried in Niceville, Fl on January 21, 2003.
Thursday, February 06, 2003 2:17 PM
Just to let you know Jim Kelly passed away this a.m. in
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC. There will be a service in Spartanburg
Sat. 3 p.m. He will be cremated and then there will be a later
memorial service in Panama City--no date for that as of now. Bob
talked to Jackie this a.m. She was holding up well under the
circumstances. He was such a fine man and will be missed.
Our prayers go out to Jackie and his 2 sons.
Willie and Bob Armstrong
February 6, 2003
Jim Kelley passed away this morning at
approx 6:30 am in a hospital in Spartanburg,,SC.
The funeral will be this Saturday, 8th February
at 3:00 pm in Duncan, SC.
The family will be at the church "Duncan First
Baptist" on Saturday 8th Feb at 1pm.
Jim will be missed by all his Southern Airways
From: Bill & Rebecca Kirkpatrick
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2002
11:47 AM To: Lillian Allen Subject: Dottie Sills
We got a note from Dot and
Ed Sills daughter after she got the Christmas cards we sent out.. and told
us that Dot had a stroke in April of 2002 and died in August of 2002..
I thought you might like
to put that on the information board.. Dot was very well liked by the
Southern Family.... Vicki sent me the message, she was adopted and the only
child of Dot and Ed
December 21, 2002
Re: George E. Mock
I am sorry to report that George lost a short battle with skin cancer and
passed away in Pensacola, Fl on Sunday, August 18th 2002. George
was only 58 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife Linda
in January of 1995. He truly loved Southern Airways and felt that it was
never the same after the merger with Northwest.
George's son, Keith Mock
Northwest Flight Attendant
Sunday, Nov 17, 2002
Capt M. N. "Tut" Tutwiler passed away in
his sleep this morning. "Tut" had suffered for several years with Alzheimer's
A graveside service will be held at 3 PM ,Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at Forest
Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5755 Mallory Road, College Park, GA.
Condolences may be sent to his wife Rubye Tutwiler at 441 Prime Point #
205, Peachtree City, GA 30269.
Capt "Tut" flew DC-3, M404, DC-9 and was an instructor and check airman on
the DC-9. "Tut" was active for many years in the Retired Southern Pilot
organization until Alzheimer's disease curtailed his activities.
"Tut" leaves his wife Rubye, a daughter and son, and grandchildren.
Another friend takes a final flight.
October 2, 2002
I received word that Bruce Pope passed away yesterday from
his daughter, Wendy.
Bruce suffered for a long time with Parkinson & cancer.
You may wish to post this.
(When I receive additional information I will post it.)
September 25, 2002
It has been a while since I had to report bad news. I am sorry to report that Bobby J. Davison passed away Monday, Sept 23.
Services are to be held today Sept 25 at 2 pm at the Heritage Funeral Home,
Highway 27 South, Carrollton, GA.
Bobby started with Southern as an agent in Atlanta and became a pilot back in
the M404 days.
Cards may be sent to Bobby's family at 20 Katie Ln., Carrollton, GA
Sorry about the short notice. I just heard about this last night late.
Yours, Keith Heefner
August 25, 2002
Marshall Patten Bryant, Sr. (Pat), age 70, of Fort Walton
Beach, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2002, as a result of a tragic
fire at this home. He was born on Aug. 6, 1932 in Thomas County, Ga., and
had been a resident of the local area since 1969.
Visitation: Little Chapel Funeral Home, Sunday, August 25, 2002; 1-6 pm
Funeral services: Monday, August 26, 2002, 3 p.m. at the Little Chapel
Funeral Home. Further services will take place in Thomasville, GA under the
direction of Allen & Allen Funeral Home. Burial in Barnett's Creek
August 23, 2002
Just received news that Marshall P. "Pat" Bryant died during a
fire at his home in Fort Walton Beach on August 21, 2002. As soon as
I can get a link to the newspaper there I'll post any additional information
that is available.
Sun, 9 Jun 2002 19:09:02 +0000
From; Chuck Tippitt
Subject: James Seth Russell "JR"
James Russell, "JR", lost his fight to cancer this morning Sunday June 9, 2002
at 7:50am visitation on Monday June 10,2002 from 5pm until 9pm First Baptist
Church Sumrall Ms with services following on Tuesday morning June 11th at
11am at First Baptist Church in Sumrall. Home address 100 Foster Road
P.O.Box 219 Sumrall,Ms 39482
Preston Percle/Bob Sansing.
April 15, 2002
Margie Alphin died Saturday, April 13, 2002. . A memorial
service will be held Friday @ 2 P.M A the White Funeral Home,
14560 Pennock Avenue in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Memorials
preferred to Our Lady of Good Council Home, St. Paul
Minnesota. I am sure everyone remembers Margie. She was a lead
Computer Operator for many years at Southern before moving to
Minneapolis with the merger. I worked with Margie and have
known her and her family for over 29 years.. She will be
remembered, Loved and sorely missed...Bob Cheesman
April 8, 2002
Hicks (retired dispatcher) passed away April 6, 2002.
services are April 9th at 11:00 a.m. Dickson Funeral Home:
March 28, 2002
TO: All Southern Airways Pilots and their friends
A memorial service will be held for Captain James S. (Jim) Huey on
Saturday, March 30, 2002 at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home at 1
CST. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12 to 1 p.m.
Coast Funeral Home is located at 113 Racetrack Rd. N.E., Fort
Beach, Florida. Should you happen to need it, the funeral home
For those of you who knew Jim, I think you will agree, we lost a
March 27, 2002
Jim Huey passed away this morning at 4:30 CST in
Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. They will
be posted when available.
Friday, March 22, 2002
Funeral arrangements for Max Ramsey are:
Today, March 22, 2002, 6 PM to 9 PM
Tomorrow, March 23, 2002 12 Noon to 2 PM
Tomorrow, March 23, 2002 at 2 PM
Visitation and Funeral Service will be at:
Whitlock Mortuary Inc.
106 Rose Lane
This location is on the south side of Toccoa just off of Hwy 17.
Thursday, March 21, 2002
Max Ramsey passed away this morning. Final arrangements will not
finalized until tomorrow morning. It is expected that visitation
tomorrow evening with the funeral sometime Saturday at:
Whitlock Mortuary Inc.
106 Rose Lane
Phone 706 886 9411
The mortuary said they expected to have final information by noon
Friday. Iwill send another email as soon as I have that information.
January 25, 2002
John Bitner passed last evening. His death came after a long fight
cancer. John will always be remembered for his ever present smile
A service will be held tomorrow, Saturday, January 26 at 2 PM at
Location of service:
5 Lufbery Circle
Williamson, GA 30292
Friday, December 7, 2001
With deepest regret I post that Paul G. Cox died this
afternoon. He had a massive aneurysm early Tuesday. Wake
will be Saturday in Houston, Mississippi. Visitation will be
between 1 and 3
o'clock Sunday at the Houston, Mississippi Catholic Church and
Funeral Home....Services to follow
Please keep Linda, Suzanne, Gerard and their families in your
Paul Dobson, Lamar Naron, Harold Rikard
November 28, 2001
Karl Bass died Friday, November 23, 2001. The funeral was
Sunday, November 25, 2001 in Peachtree City.
There is a Building Fund at Peachtree United Methodist Church in
Peachtree City if anyone wishes to donate in Karl's name.
Clayton County News 11-5-01
Mary Sue Torbush of Yatesville, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at
Southern Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and worked in customer
service in the banking industry.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 from Tara
Garden Chapel with Pastor Jeff Morgan officiating. Interment will
follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, John L. Torbush; daughters, Debra
Burke of Hampton, Dona Styles of Marietta, June Black of Newnan and
Janice Whitten of Palmetto; sons, Ray Torbush of Hampton and Randy
Torbush of Macon; brothers, Bruce and David Reasor of Louisville,
Ky., Charles Reasor of Shepardville, Ky., and Robert Reasor of
Groton, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Tara Garden Chapel, of Jonesboro, is in charge of arrangements.
Sunday, November 04, 2001
Mary Sue Torbush, whom we all know from the Credit Union, died
November 4, 2001, from injuries sustained in an earlier automobile
Visitation will be Tuesday, 2 – 8 p.m. at the Tara Garden
Chapel, 681 North Avenue, Jonesboro, GA.
The Funeral will be Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Tara Garden, with
internment at Sherwood Memorial Cemetery.
Tara Garden Chapel is located at 19/41 and 138. Their telephone
number is 770-471-7171.
Sunday, November 4, 2001
Arrangements for Funeral
for Jim Bass
Monday Evening, Nov 5, 2001
6 PM to 8 pm
C. J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home
200 Robinson Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269
This location is just south of Hwy 54 on Robinson Road on the east
Peachtree City and one block west of the Publix shopping center.
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2001
C. J. Mowell & Son
Camp Memorial Park
1095 E Highway 54
Family has asked that donations be made to:
Southwest Christian Hospice and Hope House
7225 Lester Road
Union City, GA 30291
I wont try to say anything more....everyone knows how much I love
respect Jim... how much we all do...
November 3, 2001
I am saddened to report, your
friend and mine, Jim Bass, was killed around
1:30 P.M. today, Saturday, November 3rd, 2001 in a airplane accident
Mallard's Landing, a fly-in community in Henry County, Georgia. Jim
flying an experimental airplane that he owned, and those who
the crash are at a loss as to why he crashed. Jim died on impact as
airplane struck the ground. There was no
fire and weather was not a
according to witnesses. Jim was 77 years old, and in my opinion, the
Airways pilot group never had a better friend.
There are a number of e-mail
addresses of Southern pilots that I do not
have. I ask that you please forward this message to anyone
that you see is
Funeral arrangements I'm sure
will be forthcoming soon.
WORTH NOTING THAT THE BROTHER OF
ROY D. SMITH OF NORTHWEST PMI DEPT. OF 41 YEARS [AND OF SOUTHERN
AIRWAYS] DIED IN SEPT......HE WAS W.D.SMITH OF SOUTHERN FOR SOME
YEARS WORKING FOR JOE GARDNER IN THE OLD DROP HAMMER SHOP ON
VIRGINIA AVE. IN THE 60'S..
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ALL SOUTHERN
Sunday, August 12, 2001
It is my sad duty to advise you that our friend and fellow Employee
away at approximately 6:30 pm EDT this date. Bill had been battling
since November of last year. He was admitted to Hospice Care on
9. No Funeral arrangements have been made, I will let you know any
information as it becomes available. Bill's address for his wife
is: 4371 NE 19th Ave, Ocala, Fl. 34479.
August 2, 2001
Funeral Arrangements for Max Chennault:
Friday, Aug 3, 2001...2PM-4PM and 7PM-9PM.
Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home
180 N Jeff Davis Dr.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Saturday, Aug 4, 2001, 2PM
North Fayette United Methodist Church
847 New Hope Road
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Tel: 770-461 2409
Sherwood Memorial Park
Hwy 19/41 (Tara Blvd), Jonesboro, GA
August 1, 2001
Hate to be the bearer of sad news but........
Max Chennault passed away today Aug 1, 2001. The family is meeting
to plan for final arrangements. I will post a message as soon as I
Max was a flight dispatcher for Southern Airways and a personal
all Southern Pilots. He was voted honorary Southern ALPA Pilot and
attended our lunches and Christmas dinners. He was a son of General
Chennault of Flying Tiger fame. Max attended all of the Flying Tiger
reunions. He helped arrange a lunch with General Scott (God Is My
fame) and successor to General Claire Chennault for the retired
a little over a year ago at the Air Museum at Warner Robbins AFB.
Max is a part of the history of aviation. He will be greatly missed
friend and for his knowledge of the important history of our
into World War ll.
Casey M. Britt, age 85, passed away
this morning, 7-15-01.. He will be cremated, memorial services
will be Friday, tentative,... Those who wish to send a card the
address is - 210 Magnolia Rd., Unit # 210 , Maitland, FL. 32751...
(Wife's name is Ann. Lillian)
July 9, 2001
Jack Shaw passed away
yesterday, July 8th. He was 78.
June 22, 2001
Lee Roy Blanchard
Today at about 1330 local time Lee
Roy Blanchard passed away of liver cancer. He will be cremated
and buried in New Orleans in his family plot. No services in
June 2, 2001
Joe R. McArthur Jr.
On Thursday, May 31, 2001, Joe R. McArthur Jr. slipped these
earthly bonds and flew his last trip westward.
He fought a long, hard battle with lymphoma cancer with the help
and caring of Dr. Chang and Dr. Hsiang, nurses, and staff.
Joe was born Aug. 24, 1928, in Nashville, Tenn., and grew up in
Joe retired as a Captain from Northwest Airlines in 1988. He had
flown with the airlines for 31 years. Prior to becoming an airline
pilot he served in the Marine Corp.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Margaret
McArthur. He is survived by his dearly beloved wife of 30 years
Patricia of Atlanta and children Anna Sue Read and her husband Tom
of Birmingham, Ala., Patty Huddleston and her husband Mike of
Denver, Colo., Joe McArthur III and his wife Joanna of
Atlanta, Ga., and brothers Horace Haston of Atlanta,
Charles McArthur and his wife Clara of Chattanooga, and Bill
McArthur and his wife May of Chattanooga. He is also survived by his
nieces Linda McArthur, Alice Norton, and great-nephew John McArthur
all of Chattanooga.
He was a member of the Santa Rosa Community Church which he loved
so much. His wishes were in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to
the church at P.O. Box 1723, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7
p.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be conducted at Santa Rosa Beach
Community Church on Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m. Graveside services
will be held at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Ga., on
Wednesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. Family will receive friends from 12
noon until the time of the service at Sandy Springs Chapel.
5/31/2001 7:45 PM EDT
Joe McArthur passed away just about an hour ago. Joe lost a long
against cancer. We mourn his passing but are relieved in his release
I'll let you know about arrangements for Joe's funeral as soon as I
These last few weeks have truly been a sad time for the old Southern
Friday, May 25, 2001
More sad news......Just received word this morning that Bill Litty
away yesterday, May 24th.
The funeral will be held at 1 PM tomorrow... Saturday, May 26 th. Morgan Funeral Home, Attalia, AL 35954
Bill and Mary Elizabeth live at: 612 5th Street NW
Attalia, AL 35954
Bill had suffered with heart problems for many years and that was the
of his early retirement. After retirement as a pilot, Bill continued
as liaison between Southern and the FAA involving Air Traffic Control.
Our sympathy goes out to Mary Elizabeth and the rest of Bill's family.
Another good friend has flown west.
Sunday, May 20, 2001 7:30 PM
Subject: Guy Poplin
Bev and I represented the Southern Pilots at Guy's funeral, Friday,
in Salisbury, NC.
Guy Poplin was a very private and shy person; he seldom talked about
himself. Certainly, no one could have ever accused him of being
I have known and been friends with Guy and his wife Betty for over 40
but I must admit that I knew very little of Guy's accomplishments.
For instance, I did not know until this week that Guy had been a pilot
instructor in four service related programs. He taught 75
students to fly.
He flew 30 different airplanes. In the Army, Guy attended
Language School, and served in Army Intelligence in Tokyo, Manila, and
He begin flying with Southern Airways in 1950 and retired in 1979. Guy
a member of the Rowan County EAA chapter 1083 and was awarded the
Annual Lifetime Allegiance to Aviation Award.
The pall-bearers at the funeral were all pilots that had known Guy for
many years. Guy had taught a couple of them to fly back in 1940 and
probably didn't know that Guy started flying in 1939.
Guy married Betty in 1967 and became the step-father to Betty's two
daughters. They loved Guy as if he was their natural father and their
for him was very evident in the way they cared for him during the last
three and a half years of declining health.
Guy was a diamond in the rough but a very intelligent and interesting
person. I am happy to have been able to count him as a good friend.
Mary Ruth Lowry
November 25, 1923 -
April 15, 2001
Two sisters, Marie Witt
and Jeanette West and her husband Harry; one niece, Karen Capps and
her husband, John; four nephews, Kevin West and his wife, Dianne, Rod
West, Dr. Peter West and his wife, Stephanie, and Adam West and his
wife Elaine; 1 great-niece; 8 great-nephews; her caregivers: Pearlie
Mae Ellis, Eleanor Alexander and Bernice Long.
2 p.m. Tuesday, April
Graveside Service Black
W. E. Pegues Funeral
Directors, Tupelo, MS
I just returned from ten days in Disney World to receive the news that
Poplin passed away at about 5 AM today, May 16.
The funeral for Guy will be Friday, May 18 at 11 AM at the
Summerset Funeral Home
1315 W. Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
Betty Poplin's address is
2435 Jacob Post Road
Salisbury, NC 28144
I will be leaving home tomorrow afternoon to attend the funeral. When
return I will get caught up on the email.
More sad news........... Ernest Hubbard, ATL station agent passed
May 11, 2001.
Jim Boyles has advised that he was notified that
Ruth Lowry passed away April 15, 2001. When I find out
anything else, I will post it.
Thursday, April 5, 2001
George Hanes passed
away at his home last night. George had Pulmonary
Fibrosis and his death was a result of that disease.
George was an instructor and check airman for Southern Airways, Inc.
me my first "three bounces" in a DC-3 in March of 1960.
George was a good
friend as well as a good pilot. He was a regular at the pilot
he always had a good joke or story to tell. We will miss him!
Visitation will be 2 pm Saturday April 7, 2001, at
Sandy Springs Chapel
136 Mt. Vernon Highway
Atlanta, GA 30358
Funeral will be same day, Saturday April 7, 2001 same place: Sandy
Chapel at 4 pm.
I am including the Hanes's address in case you do not have it.
George and JoAnn Hanes
990 Richmond Hill Dr.
Marietta, GA 30068