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Clarence Rodgers Moore
September 7, 1931 - April 30, 2020

Edmond, OK - Clarence Rodgers Moore of Edmond, OK passed on April 30, 2020 at the age of 88, at home. He was born on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 1931 in Pearsall TX, the only child of of the late Clarence Monroe Moore, a WWI veteran, and Elsie Mae (Rodgers) Moore. He grew up in a household with his grandmother Laura (Gibson) Rodgers and blind uncle Clarence Bazzel Rodgers. His father was a clerk for Seaman's Store and his mother ran the Western Telephone Office and switchboard from their home in Mansfield, AR.

As a child Rodgers was enamored with flying, and music. He held a newspaper route and worked as projectionist at the Dixie Theater in Mansfield, saving for flying lessons, which he began at the age of 15, on a crop duster. His childhood textbooks include his drawings of airplanes penciled in buzzing around Abraham Lincoln's head. He attended Hartford and Mansfield, AR schools, graduating from Mansfield High School in 1949. Following graduation Rodgers enlisted in the Army National Guard at Fort Hood, Texas, and served as a Corporal in the Korean War Conflict Theater through1952. After returning from Korea, he married his sweetheart the late Mary Luan (Hearn) Moore of Greenwood AR in 1953. She preceded him in death in 2018 after 65 years of marriage.

Rodgers and Luan lived in Tulsa OK, where he took flying lessons and was an instructor for Ross Aviation and American Airlines. In 1958, they relocated with two daughters to Nashville, TN, where he was a flight instructor for American Airlines. In Jan 1960, Rodgers' life long dream came true when he became a copilot for Southern Airways, and the family moved to Memphis, TN where It grew with the birth of a son, and they remained until 1991. Rodgers served as a Captain with Southern Airways, Republic Airlines, and Northwest Airlines until 1991. He was a career member and recruiter for the ALPA, during a time when hijackings were rampant and pilot and flight safety were greatly lacking, and worked, and went on strike for, advances in those areas. He was a member and contributor to Parkway Village Baptist Church, Southern Avenue Baptist Church, and Ridgeway Baptist Church.

Upon Rodgers' retirement, they moved near their family homes to Fort Smith AR, where he became engrossed in genealogy and history. He was the past president and secretary of the South Sebastian County Historical Society. He was instrumental in the restoration of the Greenwood Old Jail Museum, the Coal Miner's Memorial, and the donation and relocation to Greenwood AR of the Vineyard Cabin built by Charles Blaylock, 1848. Rodgers was honored with an appointment to the Arkansas Museum Services Panel in 1998 by then Governor Mike Huckabee. He and his wife enjoyed travelling, especially to Alaska.

Rodgers is remembered for his quick smile, slow storytelling, beautiful tenor voice, fishing, camping, trail riding, photography, and his perfectionism (which he also expected from others). He loved building scale remote control airplanes, HO train sets, and woodworking. In 2012, the Moores relocated to Edmond OK near their eldest daughter, where they continued their interest in family history and their grandchildren, which were scattered all over the world.

Rodgers is survived by his daughters Rebecca Ann Moore of Edmond OK, Mary Kathryn (Andrew) Platt of Oldwick, NJ, and a son, Clarence Rodgers (Gina) Moore Jr. of Clearwater, FL, 9 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren, and two great grandsons expected the fall 2020.

A memorial service is planned in his honor on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday September 5, at Martin Funeral home, Mansfield AR, followed by interment at Coop Prairie Cemetery, Mansfield AR near his wife, parents, grandmother, and uncle.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to one of the following organizations:

  • City Rescue Mission 800 W. California Ave, Oklahoma City OK 73106
  • Oklahoma Humane Society of Oklahoma City PO Box 18471, Oklahoma City OK 73154
  • South Sebastian County Historical Society PO Box 523 Greenwood AR 72936
  • To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.

Published in The Commercial Appeal from May 15 to May 16, 2020.


Joseph K. Harris
? - April 23, 2020

Lt. Colonel Joseph K. Harris (USAF-Retired), age 96, passed away on April 23, 2020. He was born in Ellenwood, GA, and grew up in West Palm Beach, FL and Rex, GA, the oldest of six children. He was trained in metal fabrication at Chapman Springs Trade School (C.C.C./N.Y.A.) in College Park, GA, in a New Deal educational program preparing a workforce for the WW II war effort. In 1943, he volunteered for pilot training as a cadet in the US Army Air Forces. After earning his wings, he was assigned as a B-17 bomber pilot with the 463rd Bomb Group in the 15th Air Force. He flew 35 missions over Germany, Austria, Hungary and Romania, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with multiple Oak Leaf Clusters. During the Cold War he piloted B-47 and B-52 jet bombers with the Strategic Air Command. He retired from the service in 1964 and moved his family to Tucker, GA. He worked for Southern Airways, Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines as a trainer and consultant until well into his 70s. Joe was an excellent mechanic, woodworker, and handyman. He enjoyed traveling, reading, following the Atlanta Braves, and eating breakfast at Waffle House. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 76 years, Evelyn; daughters Deborah Aanes (Steve) and Tonya Andrews (Bill); daughter-in-law Pamela Harris; grandchildren Shannon Paige Harris, Kimberlee Donavant; Todd Harris (Amanda), Wendy Kelley (Chris), Sabrina Conley, and Harris Andrews; great-grandchildren Cole, Paige, Abigail, Sarah, Evangeline, and Samantha; and sister, Dorothy Marler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph K. and Pauline R. Harris; his son, Major Steve Harris (USAF- Retired); his sister, Ruby L Harris; and his brothers, Horace F., Carl W., and Ralph W. Harris. An interment service will be held later this year at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 10, 2020


Jean Holland Lee
? - April 14, 2020

Jean Holland was one of the very early Southern Airways employees, working in Engineering since the 1950’s.  She retired in 1976 after her marriage to Marion Lee, a lifelong Alabama fan, and Alabama baseball team veteran. Jean’s daughter (Nona) immediately accepted a position in the next flight attendant class in 1976, and later married Gary Wilshire who flew as a Captain for Southern, Republic, and retiring as a B-747-400 Captain for Northwest Airlines, Inc. after 30 year.

Jean treasured her many friends and coworkers from the early Southern Airways days, and enjoyed seeing them at every opportunity.  She often talked fondly of all her coworkers from the Southern Airways days. Her lifelong friends remained close throughout all of her life.

It is believed that Jean had a heart attack in her apartment, and apparently passed away with little discomfort.  Her family consisted of Stephen and Megan Wilshire, and Michael Wilshire as grandsons, Nathan Wilshire as her great grandson, Gary Wilshire as her son in law, and her only and very close daughter, Nona Wilshire.  She will be missed by us all.  Her optimistic attitude and supportive nature has been such an encouragement and inspiration to all of her family.


Samuel William Smith
October 28, 1928 - April 5, 2020

Samuel William Smith was born on October 28, 1924 and departed this life on April 5 2020. He was preceded in death by his beloved Wife Eunice Arendale Smith, his Father Nolan David Smith, his Mother Mary Van Smith and his Brother Nolan David Smith Jr. Sam leaves behind two daughters Rita S Beaty (Lavearl), Debra S DuVal (Michael), and one Son William D Smith (Marian). He also leaves behind two Sisters, Marie Parr and Martha Dean Jones. Sam has eight Grand Children, nine Great Grand Children and six Great Great Grand Children.

Sam served in World War II and Korea as a B-29 Aircraft Mechanic. He loved Aviation, especially flying and working on airplanes. He was a retired Aircraft Mechanic from Northwest Airlines.

Our Family would like to thank his friends and neighbors that were dear to him and helped look after him during his times of need. We sincerely appreciate all of you.

Due to current CDC restrictions the service will be limited.
Published in The Commercial Appeal from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2020

Charles W. Clements Jr.
June 14, 1949 - March 27, 2020

The following obituary was written by Charlie's good friend Captain Tom Sheehan, USA retired. It was edited and provided to us by our own Captain Hart Kelley, along with the photo of Chas and Perdita. Below the photo is a great link to a YouTube filmed and generously provided to us by another of our own, Captain Dave Dollarhide. 
Our heartfelt thanks go to these gentlemen. 

Everyone that met Chas knew he was special. He did it all. To say he cut a wide swath would be an understatement. May your final flight west be fair and free from turbulence, my friend. 

Capt. Charles W. Clements, Jr., 70 of St. Augustine FL flew West on Friday, March 27, 2020. He was born in Miami Florida on June 14, 1949, Flag Day,  and lived there most of his life. Charlie attended Coral Gables High School and excelled in all sports and was on the All-City football team in 1967. Charlie’s early years were spent on boats and seaplanes with his family in the Florida Keys. He attended Rutgers University on a football scholarship and later graduated from Florida State.  Charlie learned to fly at an early age with his mentor father’s approval, who was an Eastern Airline Pilot.  By the time Charlie got out of high school, he had earned a commercial pilots license as well as a flight instructor license.  While at FSU he got a job at Seminole Flying Service instructing US Air Force and US Army ROTC cadets, as well as flying charters in the southeast.  After graduating, Charlie was able to pass the coveted Airline Transport Pilot flight test, but it was not issued to him because he was not old enough.  On his 23rd birthday it was issued to him. After that his career took off. 

Charlie was the youngest pilot to be hired at Southern Airways in 1971. After a year flying the Martin 404, the lure of the Florida Keys, seaplanes, and boats brought him back to Miami with a new First Officer position on the B727 with 
National Airlines.  His career continued on with mergers and furloughs to include PanAm and Delta Airlines as well as Air Jamaica. During a lengthly furlough, he started his own freight only airline utilizing DC8s B727s, flying worldwide. During the Iran contra affair, Charlie flew a Red Cross 727 into Nicaragua with humanitarian supplies.  His plane was the only one allowed in and not shot at.  This is pre-satellite news days, so a CNN crew was desperate to get film out.  Charley said $3000 cash in Miami for delivery.  When they got to Miami CNN was there with a check.  Charley said no deal and flew the film back to Nicaragua. The next day the news crew was there with another film can. They got the message.  Miami CNN had cash every day after that. Later, he said “pilots don’t often get a chance to take advantage of the situation”. He split the CNN money equally with his crew after two weeks of lucrative flying!   

One of his greatest joys was flying his 1941 PBY5A SuperCat WW2 bomber and DC3 to many airshows on the East Coast with an entourage of many friends. While test flying a bargain engine on his Super DC3, the engine failed resulting in a single engine landing.  After stopping on the runway the copilot asked, “what now, Charlie?”  Charlie said, “Lets get a beer!" That was vintage Charlie!  

Charlie was a member of many aviation organizations, including the Quiet Birdmen, the Seaplane Pilots Association, and the Air Line Pilots Association.  Charlie accumulated more licenses along the way with different flying opportunities.  His pilot license reads like an Ernie Gann adventure novel. He was rated as Captain on Airbus A300, A310, Boeing B707, B720, B727, B737, B757, B767, B777, Douglas DC3S, DC8, DC10, Cessna CE525, Grumman G73 Widgeon, G111 Goose, Consoladated PBY5A Super Catalina seaplanes .

When Charlie wasn’t flying, he spent a lot of time on boats.  As a youth he water skied,

fished and scuba dived in the Keys. He owned a few boats along the way, the last being a 52’ wooden Sports Fisherman, named “Poseidon”  He took it out often and especially the Columbus Day Regatta in Biscayne Bay. On one occasion, he took Poseidon to Central America for a season of fishing.  The weather was so bad on the trip he contacted a PanAm flight on a HF radio to get the best route to avoid the weather.  Sadly, Hurricane Andrew sunk the Poseidon in her slip never to sail again. 
Charlie met Perdita Dobinchick, the love of his life, while flying for PanAm. Perdita was a Flight Attendant. They were married in 2001 in Key West. Charlie was now 52 and this marriage thing was all new to him. Perdita was just the ticket with whom to share his wonderful life.  They traveled the world together on the sea and in the air.  They had a wonderful, exciting life together. They eventually moved to Palatka, Fl and then on to St. Augustine.  Sadly, Perdita passed away December 30, 2019.  Charlie was diagnosed with Alzheimers  in 2011 and was well taken care of by Perdita until she unexpectedly passed. Perdita was totally devoted to Charlie.

He was predeceased by his wife, Perdita and his parents, Charles W. Clements, Sr. and Frances Bennett Clements. . 
Charlie was a “a pilot’s pilot”, always selfless, always a friend, always there to help and encourage. His journey here has ended, but a new journey is just beginning. He and Perdita are together forever. He will be missed by many. Charlie’s final resting place will be in the Florida Keys in the Fall.  There won’t be another “Charlie” to come this way again. We were blessed to have known him.

Dave's PBY fly by video.


Donald Gray Mann
December 17, 1935 - March 11, 2020

Donald Gray Mann, age 84, of Elkin passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Mann was born December 17, 1935 in Yadkin County to Paul and Martha Vestal Mann.

Mr. Mann was a member of Fall Creek Baptist Church; Jonesville High School graduate; and a United States Navy veteran. Donald had a lifelong career in the airline industry and retired from Northwest Airlines in 1997.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Mann. Survivors include: special friend and companion, Angie Winsow of Elkin; daughter, Lisa Mann of Elizabeth City; sister, Dorothy Patterson of Jonesville; nephews, Terry Patterson, Frank Patterson; and niece, Paula Jones.

A funeral service will be conducted Monday March 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Fall Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Don Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Mann will lie in state from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to the service. The family requests memorials be made to Fall Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3345 Fall Creek Church Rd, Jonesville, NC 28621


Harry E. Borden
? - February 23, 202

Harry E. Borden age 83 went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 23, 2020. He was a graduate of Everett High School. He was a veteran of the Army serving in Korea during the Vietnam era. He also had a 38 year career in the airline industry with the last 20 years in management at the Knoxville airport. While there he worked for Southern Airways which later became Republic and then Northwest. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Blanche and Fred Borden, his sister Carolyn Anderson and brother Jim Borden. Harry is survived by his devoted wife, Janice Stokes Borden, son Rusty Borden & wife Dawn Borden. Also grandson Zack Borden, sister and brother-in-law Lois & Robert Owens, brother-in-law and wife Gary & Gail Stokes, and aunt Edith Godfrey. The family will receive friends at Broadway Baptist Church on Wednesday, February 26th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm with funeral following.   Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, February 27th at 11:00 am.


Hansel Terry Culp
May 29, 1935 - January 13, 2020

Hansel Terry Culp passed away Monday, January 13, 2020.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020 at Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends the day of the service from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., at Monroe County Memorial Chapel.

Terry, the son of the late Frank and Lucille Culp was born May 29, 1935, in Macon, Georgia.  He retired from Northwest Airlines as a lead mechanic and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Survivors include his children, Lee Culp (Lida) of Cary, North Carolina and Tim Culp (Stephanie) of Sarasota, Florida; fiancé’, Betty Guy of Macon; and four grandchildren.

Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.
Visitation:  Monroe County Memorial Chapel, Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, 86 West Main Street, Forsyth, GA 31029
Graveside Service: Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens, Friday, January 17, 2020, 1:00 PM, Hwy 41 North, Forsyth, Georgia 31029


Allen Lenzie Hearn
November 23, 1935 - January 3, 2020

Allen Lenzie Hearn, son of the late Seaborn and Lucille Hearn, was born November 23rd 1935 in Palmetto, Georgia. He graduated from Campbell High School in Fairburn, Georgia, where he met the love of his life, Charlotte. They were united in holy matrimony on July 7th, 1957 and were blessed with 62 years of marriage. 

At an early age, Allen professed his faith in Jesus Christ and was an active member of Bethany United Methodist Church. He was an Army Veteran (1955-57) and retired after a fulfilling 35-year career with Southern Airways, Republic Airlines, and Northwest Airlines

He will be forever cherished in the lives of his children Michael Allen Hearn and Mark Benton Hearn, his daughters-in-law Sherry Hearn and Judy Sartain Hearn, his grandchildren Matthew (Erika), Ashley, Shelby, Rachel (Jonathan), and Craig. His legacy will continue with the birth of his great-grandchildren.

The family is requesting donations be made to Bethany United Methodist Church Fayetteville, GA or Hospice of NGMC, 2150 Limestone Pkwy, Suite 222, Gainesville, GA 30501 or online at Hospice of NGMC.

Visitation: JAN 5. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST), Bethany UMC, 607 Rivers Rd,Fayetteville, GA, 30215
Memorial Service: JAN 5. 3:00 PM (EST), Bethany UMC, 607 Rivers Rd, Fayetteville, GA, 30215


Leonard "Buck" Irvin Nunnally Jr
May 15, 1940 - December 13, 2019

Leonard “Buck” Nunnally, Jr., 79, of Disputanta, VA, died December 13, 2019. 
He is preceded in death by his father, Leonard Nunnally, Sr.; his mother, Doris Traylor Nunnally; his sister, Barbara Nunnally Hamilton; his foster mother, Adelia Burrow Clark Hatch; and his foster brother, James H. Clark. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Norma Armstrong Nunnally; his son, Leonard Nunnally, III (Jill); his son, Brooks Nunnally (Michelle); grandchildren, Adelia Nunnally, Anna Nunnally, Lindy Nunnally and Cooper Nunnally; nephew, Wayne Ballard; nieces, Susan Clark Vargo (Buck), Cindy Clark Tyus (Sam), Sharon Clark Powers (Wayne), Sherrie Clark Deener (Brian), Cindy Glass Gray, Michelle Armstrong Edmunds (John), Kimberly Armstrong Agnolutto (Roberto), Dana Armstrong McLawhorn (Dale), Kelly Armstrong; and many special cousins and close friends.

After graduating from Prince George High School, he attended Virginia Tech where he played football from 1959 to 1962. In 1963, he joined the Virginia Army National Guard, serving until 1969. He also attended Middle Tennessee State University where he studied Aerospace/Pro-pilot, leading him to his career as a commercial airline pilot.

The family would like to thank the staff of Dinwiddie Health & Rehab Center for their compassionate care. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 1 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Hopewell with interment to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prince George Emergency Crew, P.O. Box 308, Prince George, VA 23875.
Upcoming Events: Service DEC 21. 1:00 PM (EST), First Baptist Church of Hopewell, 401 N 2nd Avenue, Hopewell, VA. Newville Methodist Church Cemetery, 9014 Hines Road, Disputanta, VA, 23842.


Marvin Preston Watson
April 6, 1934 - December 7, 2019

Marvin Preston Watson, 85, died Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford, MS. The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 12:00 noon at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Marvin was born on April 6, 1934, in Pleasant Hill, MS to the late Robbie and Ruby Sparks Watson. He was a retired agent and station manager with Southern Airways and a veteran of the United States Army. Along with his wife he attended Sand Springs Presbyterian Church in the Orwood Community and Clear Creek Baptist Church. Marvin was an Ole Miss sports fan and an active member of the Quarterback Club. He enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years and church softball in his later years. Marvin was well known locally for his farming operation. Tomatoes were his speciality, earning him the nickname "Mater Man." In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie Watson and Larry Watson and two sisters, Mary Faye Walters and Robbie Clair Carpenter. 

He is survived by his wife, Jean Watson, of Oxford, MS; four sons, Tim Watson of Oxford, MS, Lee Watson and his wife, Kathy, of Calvert City, KY, David Watson and his wife, Melody, of Boston, MA, and Sam Watson and his wife, Nora, of Boston, MA; four grandchildren, Lee Watson, Megan Watson Bennett, Lucas Watson and Xander Watson; three great grandchildren, Aiden Driver, Caleb Watson, and Leanna Watson. He is also survived by nieces and nephews and many others who called him "Uncle Marvin." 

Memorial contributions in Marvin’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. In honor of Mr. Watson’s service to his country, the flag of the United States Army will be flown at Waller Funeral Home.

Visitation: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:00PM - 2:00PM,  Clear Creek Baptist Church, 46 CR 313, Oxford, MS 38655
Service: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:00PM, Clear Creek Baptist Church, 46 CR 313, Oxford, MS 38655
Final Resting Place: Clear Creek Cemetery, 46 CR 313, Oxford, MS 38655


Ted Dawson Howse
? - December 5, 2019

Ted Dawson Howse, age 87, of Northport, passed away December 3, 2019 at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. from the chapel of Sunset Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Howse was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lola Posey Howse; wife, Doris Howse; and grandson, Michael Wyatt. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Wyatt (Bob); son, Larry Massey (Jan); grandchildren, Heath Wyatt, Keith Wyatt, Shane Massey and Chad Massey.

Mr. Howse worked for Southern Airways before retiring from Northwest Airlines. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking long rides in the country, but his true passion was spending time with his family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Heath Wyatt, Keith Wyatt, Lawson Wyatt, Landon Wyatt, Chad Massey, Shane Massey, Christopher Webber and Dalton Cobbs. Honorary pallbearers are his longtime friend, Wallace Bigham, special friend, Deborah Hogue, Kathy Judd, Elizabeth Butler and Dr. Scott Fulgham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of West Alabama and Oasis Hospice.
Sunset Brown-Service Funeral Home, A Dignity Memorial Provider, in charge of arrangements.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Dec. 5, 2019


Joan McIntosh Alexander
1929 - November 22, 2019

Joan McIntosh Alexander, aged 90, died on November 22, 2019, in Peachtree City, Georgia. The only child of William Avery McIntosh and Thelma Rhenie Huntington McIntosh, Mrs. Alexander was born in Brunswick, GA in 1929 and grew up on the coast of Georgia in Glynn and Wayne counties. She attended Glynn Academy and graduated from Valdosta (GA) High School. She continued her education at Georgia State Women's College (now Valdosta State University) and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgia State University. She met her husband, Lawrence Glen Alexander (known to his family and friends as Alex), a pilot for Eastern Airlines, while a stewardess for Southern Airways. After knowing each other for only six months, they were married in 1952 at First Presbyterian Church, Valdosta. As was the custom at the time, stewardesses were not permitted to be married, so she continued her employment with both Southern and subsequently Eastern in ground operations. The next several years were spent raising her three sons in the Atlanta area and pursuing her favorite leisure activities of golf and bridge. Upon Alex's retirement from Eastern, they moved to their home at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club in Flowery Branch, GA, spending the summersand many winterssailing up and down the lake. They were very active in all parts of the club, forming many long-lasting friendships that have endured to this day. As their sons grew and began their own lives, Mrs. Alexander pursued several careers including elementary school teacher, real estate agent, travel agent, and head of the proof department for Lottery Production Services, now known as the Georgia Lottery Corporation. A lifelong member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Mrs. Alexander was keenly interested in genealogy. The McIntoshes came to the Province of Georgia in 1734 aboard the Prince of Wales as part of the original 177 Highlanders recruited from Clan Chattan in Inverness-shire to defend the nascent colony from Spanish Florida. She was a direct lineal descendant of Colonel William McIntosh, who commanded a regiment of light horse in the Continental Army during the American revolt against rule by Great Britain. Mrs. Alexander served as Regent of the Colonel William Candler chapter of the DAR in Gainesville GA and remained active in the organization throughout her life. She was formerly a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church (Gainesville GA) and a current member of Fayetteville (GA) First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her three sons: Lawrence Glen Alexander, Jr., and his wife, Leslie Zellers, of Oakland, CA; William McIntosh Alexander, and his wife, Beth, of Alexandria, VA; and Joseph Martin Alexander of Atlanta, GA; and five grandchildren: Lawrence Glen Alexander, III, and Sylvia Joan Alexander; John McIntosh Alexander, Samuel Marston Alexander, and Elisabeth Anne Alexander. Her husband of 54 years, Lawrence Glen Alexander, predeceased her in 2007. Inurnment of the cremains, to include a private, family memorial service will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mrs. Alexander's name to the James Waldrop Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, in care of Mrs. Eileen S. Zito, Treasurer, 130 Bay Dr,, Newnan, GA 30263.


Volker Nicklas
September 12th, 1943 - November 12th, 201

Volker Nicklas, age 76, of Canton, GA passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Northside Hospital Cherokee.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 AM, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, from the Georgia National Cemetery with honors by the United States Air Force.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, November 18, 2019, at South Canton Funeral Home.

Survivors include:
Wife - Kathleen Nicklas
Daughter - Mandy (Cody) Beam
Daughter - Kimberly Hill
Grand Daughter - Abby Beam
Grand Daughter - Sarah Beam
Grand Son - Kevin Hill
Granddaughter - Kaitlynn Hill
Brother - Knut (Sharon) Nicklas
Brother - Jochem (Cheryl) Nicklas
Several Nieces, Nephews, Friends and other Family also survive.

In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation in Mr. Nicklas memory. (

South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Service Details
Monday, November 18th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
South Canton Funeral Home
3147 Marietta Hwy.
Canton, GA 30114


Eddie Watson
? - November 12, 2019

Celebration of Life for Eddie Watson, will be held Monday November 18th at the Summit Church 2701 Hwy 51 North, Nesbit MS.

Service will be 2:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00. Internment will follow at New Bethlehem Cemetery. Family visitation 11:00 - 1:00


Seth Walter Kimbrel, Jr.
March 2, 1950 - October 25, 2019

Seth Walter "Chuck" Kimbrel, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at his home in Punta Gorda, FL on October 25, 2019. Seth was born in Griffin, Georgia on March 2, 1950 to Dorothy Stewart and Seth Walter Kimbrel, Sr. After graduating from Griffin High School, Seth studied at Southern Tech and later served in the National Guard. He was employed for 30 yrs. as an airplane mechanic for Delta Airlines. Following his retirement from Delta, he was employed by the American Kennel Club as an Executive Field Representative.

Seth loved his family - especially his grandchildren. Seth's hobbies included golf and following NASCAR. Seth was a master griller and loved to prepare tasty meals for his family and friends. Seth had a zest for life that was matched by few. He always had a smile on his face. Seth was a member of Punta Gorda 1st United Methodist Church and member of Punta Gorda Elks Lodge 2606.

Survivors include Seth's wife, Nancy Hinely Kimbrel; daughter, Traci (John) Boyett; son, Jay (Deanna) Kimbrel; stepsons, Bryan and Kyle Austin; grandchildren: Ryan, Amanda, Will, Aubri, John Reese, Hayden, Levi and Jayce.

A Celebration of Life for Seth will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 15, 2019, at Jodeco Road United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association in Seth's memory.


Kenneth Lee Brown Jr.
November 19, 1937 - October 24, 2019

Kenneth Lee Brown Jr., age 81, of Barnesville, GA passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019. He was born on November 19, 1937 in Miami, FL to Kenneth Lee Brown Sr. and Murvin Virginia Bland. He spent his childhood and teenage years in Hapeville, GA where he attended Hapeville High School. He left high school to enlist in the Air Force where he served four years as an aircraft mechanic. During his service, he was based on Enewetak Atoll in the South Pacific with the 4951st Support Squadron where he participated in numerous Atomic Bomb tests as part of Operation Hardtack 1. In 1959, he started a career at Southern Airways which later became Republic Airlines and eventually Northwest Airlines, now part of Delta. He had an enjoyable career there of 44 years in various roles including mechanic and powerplant production planning. Ken earned a Bachelors degree from Georgia State University and a Juris Doctor from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He was an avid history buff and owned a Civil War bookstore for many years. He loved to travel and did so extensively with his former wife, Pat and son, Seth. He loved tennis and played in various leagues for nearly 50 years until Parkinson’s kept him off the courts. He moved to Fayette County in 1968 and remained until 2002 when he moved to Barnesville, GA.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Barbara Jean Peck, former spouse Judie Patricia Morgan Ivey, and Nephew Mike Peck. He is survived by his son, Seth (Daphne) Brown of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Isabelle and Anneliese Brown of Fayetteville, Lauren (Jason) McCuen of Shelby, NC, and Chase Simpson of Atlanta, GA; sister, Susan (Jerry) Lanier of Griffin, GA; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM, followed by a service at 2:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home in Fayetteville. The Rev. Dennis Watson of Harps Crossing Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City.

Havis V. Chambers
June 26, 1948 - October 15, 2019

On October 15, 2019, Mr. Havis V. Chambers, of Counce, TN, passed on to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mr. Chambers was born in Memphis, TN on June 26, 1948. He grew up in Whitehaven and was a proud graduate of the first graduating class at Hillcrest High School, class of 1966. Mr. Chambers was an outstanding high school athlete, excelling in football, track, and baseball. Following high school, he attended Memphis State University and started his career in the air freight industry. Later as a real estate agent in Memphis, he became a member of the Million Dollar Club and cofounded a real estate company, Chambers Company Realtors. Mr. Chambers was preceded in death by his parents, Havis W. Chambers and Juanita Chambers. He is survived by his daughter, Shana Ann Mckee (Steve), his grandchildren, Hallie and Connor Mckee, and his sister, Cathy Weeks (Tommy). In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be sent to the National Liver Transplant Association or a charity of the donor’s choice. A memorial service will be held at the McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville, MS on October 26, 2019 at 2:00PM.


John F. Gammill
March 6, 1932 - October 7, 2019

Mr. John F. Gammill, of Acworth, Georgia passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 at WellStar Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Hospice after an extended illness. He was 87. 
Mr. Gammill was born March 6, 1932 in Onia, Arkansas to the late Clarence Olen and Bessie Edith Gammill. Mr. Gammill had worked in the Aircraft Maintenance industry since the early 1960’s and worked with numerous airline companies including retiring with Delta Airlines.

Mr. Gammill was preceded in death by his parents, and a son Marty Gammill in 2010. Survivors include his wife, Peggy A. Gammill, Acworth, GA; his son, Robert Wesley Gammill, Acworth, GA; two daughters, Lisa Marie Gammill Corey, and Karen Diane Gammill, both of Woodstock, GA; nine grandchildren; 4 great grandchildre.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Poole Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Enon Cemetery with Poole Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm at Poole Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to  


Edward Lee Owen
October 20, 1947 - September 30, 2019

Edward Lee Owen, age 71, went to live with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sept. 30, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis.

Mr. Owen is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Owen, and their two children, Michael Lee Owen and Kristina Danielle Owen Fisher (Davidson Kennedy Fisher Sr.). He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Davidson Kennedy Fisher Jr., and Mary Leigh Fisher. Ed was born on Oct. 20, 1947, in Prattville, Ala., to Joseph David Owen Sr. and Carrie Lee Kornegay Owen, both deceased. He has two brothers, Jimmy Owen, deceased; and Joseph David Owen Jr., his wife, Sharon, and their children and grandchildren, of Columbus, Miss. Ed grew up in Centreville, Ala. and graduated from Bibb County High School. He went on to graduate Auburn University with a Bachelor of Building Construction, and a Master of Aviation Management from Middle Tennessee State University.

Upon graduating from Auburn University, he proudly entered the armed services, became a lieutenant in the United States Navy and went on to serve during the Vietnam War as a naval aviator. He then began his career as a commercial airline pilot for Northwest/Delta Airlines until he retired, upon which, he became an instructor for Boeing. Afterwards, he worked for FedEx as the Airbus Fleet Training Manager from which he recently retired in September 2018.

He loved his Savior, Jesus Christ, most of all. He deeply loved his wife and family. His love of his Auburn Tigers' football was also very apparent. He enjoyed skydiving, running, biking, backpacking, snow skiing, flying, scuba diving, and woodworking. Few knew he was also an author, played the bass guitar in a band and studied Tae Kwon Do.

Visitation will be held this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, beginning at 10:30 am at First Evangelical Church, immediately followed by the service which will begin at noon. He will be interred at 2:00 pm at the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Memphis. In lieu of flowers, his family kindly requests donations be made to Life Choices of Memphis and First Evangelical Church. Vietnam War Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries | Vietnam War Memorial Site: From 1955 to 1975. Published in The Daily Memphian on Oct. 2, 2019.


Pamela "Pam" (McGee) Lybrand
November 21, 1950 ~ August 29, 2019

Pam was born in in Tallahassee, FL and grew up in Chattanooga where she graduated from Kirkman Technical High School. Then she moved to Atlanta where she earned an Associate’s degree in Business from Chattahoochee Technical College.  Pam thoroughly enjoyed her business career having worked as an accountant for Kay Jewelers, a reservation and ticket agent for Southern Airways, and co-founder/co-owner of Source One Direct.  She loved to travel, especially to the beach, but her passion in life was taking care of her family. 

Pam was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Jimmy Lybrand and father, Charles Davis McGee.  Survivors include her daughter, Stephanie Lybrand-Mott; son, Shawn (Rachel) Lybrand; mother, Doris Steele-Walsh; sister, Margo Majors; grandchildren: Brittany Nicole Mott, Savannah Lybrand, and Dane Lybrand; and several nieces and nephews.         

Graveside services will be held Sunday, September 1st at 1:30pm in the Lakewood Memory Gardens, South with Pastor David Cox officiating.  Condolences may be sent to 

The family will receive friends, Sunday from 10am-1pm in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.


Myron Dennis Carter
? - August 10, 2019

Myron Dennis Carter, 66, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away August 10, 2019. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 23, 1953 to James and Katie Carter, Mr. Carter retired from Delta Airlines with 43 years of service in the airline industry. A member of the NRA and the International Association of Machinists, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He was also an avid cook. 

Preceded in death by his mother, Katie Lindsey Carter, he is survived by his wife, Patsy L. Carter; sons, Cory S. (Amy) Carter of Germantown, TN; Chad B. Carter of Memphis, TN; granddaughters, Hannah M. Carter, Hayden H. Carter and Heidi C. Carter all of Germantown, TN; father, James M. Carter of Olive Branch; step-daughter, Lauren K. Hughes of Brandon, MS; step-son, Robert A. Hughes, III of Nashville, TN; fur babies, Colby and Millie. 

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Coleman Funeral Home of Olive Branch. (6815 Parkview Blvd.) In lieu of customary gifts, donations may be made to My Town Miracles,


Earl Raybon Shemwell 
August 19, 1936 - July 21, 2019

Earl was 82 when he passed away on Sunday, July 21st. He was born in Big Rock, TN to Robert Earl & Ruby Marie Shemwell on August 19, 1936. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War, from 1954 to 1958. He flew with the Hurricane Hunters and served under General Curtis LeMay. After an honorable discharge, he moved to Memphis and began work for the airlines. He worked at the airport for Southern, Republic and Northwest Airlines, as a Ramp Supervisor. He semi-retired in 1986 to start his own fishing lure business. He was an inventor and business owner for 30 years.

Over the years he had many hobbies and experiences. He was a beekeeper, wallpaper hanger, home builder, professional fisherman, and mechanic. He could fix anything or make anything. He loved watching Nascar with his wife Kathi, as well as PGA golf, and St Louis Cardinals baseball. He loved to tend to his and Kathi's strawberry plants, and watch the hummingbirds who loved their backyard. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Earl & Ruby and by his sisters Daisy and Nancy. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Pokorski Shemwell, daughter Trish (Randy) Hill, son David (Susan) Shemwell, daughter Jennie (Rick) Wade, and grandchildren David, Daniel, Joshua, James, Andy, Brandy, Tanya, Ryan, Austin, Katie and Rowan, and 19 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his four sisters, Louise, Imogene, Brenda, and Carol and his brother Charlie. He was known as Pal, Ray, Uncle Pal, Uncle Ray, Pawpaw, Daddy and Pop and he will be remembered and missed. 

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Memphis Funeral Home at 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN, with funeral services immediately following at 2:00 PM. Private interment will occur Monday, July 29, 2019, at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd, Memphis, TN 38125

Published in The Daily Memphian on July 25, 2019


Thomas D. Jackson
? - July 14, 2019

Thomas D. Jackson, 77, raised in Chipley, FL, died on 14th, July 2019. He graduated from Chipley High School, Chipola Jr. College, and Troy University, and learned to fly in the U.S. Navy; then began his flying career flying for Southern Airways, Republic Airlines, and Northwest Airlines. He married Susan A. Stephens, a flight attendant from Memphis, TN.
A private graveside service was held at Rock Hill Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of Arrangements.
Brown Funeral Home & Blue Lake Crematory, 1068 Main St., Chipley, FL  32428 Ph: (850)-638-4010


William Thomas Johnston, Jr
April 8, 1935 - June 3, 2019

He was born on April 8, 1935 in Jackson, TN, the son of the late William Thomas Johnston, Sr. and Ellender Whitman Johnston. He was a graduate of Northside High School. Thomas started his career in the airlines industry as a Customer Service Agent in 1967 with Southern Airlines (sic) transitioning to Republic Airlines and retiring in 1997 from Northwest Airlines. He was a tractor enthusiast and enjoyed raising and running beagles. He also enjoyed farming for several years and being in the outdoors. He was a member of Englewood Baptist Church.He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce Miles Johnston; three daughters, Sherry L. Johnston, Laura J. Rahm and husband Charles and Linda K. Johnston; his grandchildren, Dr. Charlie Rahm and wife Kimber and Dr. Elizabeth Rahm; sisters, Faye Floyd, Elaine Roberts and husband Don and Anne Burke and husband David; a sister-in-law, Judy Johnston and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Johnston in 2009.
SERVICES: A funeral will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, June 7, 2019 in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors with Dr. Brent Lay and Dr. Phil Jett officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery, with his nephew Jim Johnston officiating.
    The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Arrington Funeral Directors.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Charlie Rahm, Jim Johnston, Alan Floyd, Lonnie Montgomery, Brad Burke, Stacy Webb and Edward Coffman.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Stewart, Wayne Exum, Wayne Green, Cleve Dunavant and Tom Bentley
Memorial donations are to be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway 668.1111


Charles Edward Wheeler 
? - June 27, 2019 

Charles Edward Wheeler, 76, passed away on Thursday June 27, 2019 at Baptist Desoto Hospital. Mr Wheeler was preceded in death by his father, Chester Paul Wheeler, mother, Marilla Genevieve Wheeler and one brother Richard Wheeler. He leaves a sister, Anna Louise Floyd, brother James Larry Wheeler, 2 nephews, Jeff Wheeler and Paul Wheeler, and a niece, Gina Anderson.

A memorial service will be held from 5-7 pm. Tuesday, July 2 at Graceview Presbyterian Church, 7660 Swinnea Rd, Southaven, MS 38671.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 30, 2019.


Karen Ellis
May 24, 1947 - June 12, 2019

Karen Ellis, 72, a retired Southern Airways-Republic Airlines-Northwest Airlines-and ultimately, Delta Air Llines Flight Attendant/Purser, with more than 40 years of dedicated service, passed away unexpectedly last week.

Always ready with a funny story or a lengthy saga involving folks and/or incidents with whom you were at least vaguely familiar, Karen was known for her keen intellect, her great smile, her sharp wit, and her incredible sense of humor.  She was, after all, Mensa!

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Jean Ellis, and her premature infant twin daughters.  She leaves her only surviving daughter, Lindsay Poag Ivy (Brett), her three grandchildren, Isabella, Evangeline, and John, her two sisters, Suzanne Ellis, and Janet Faye Gargas (David), two nephews and one niece.

There will be a private interment for the family.  A Celebration of Life will be at a time and location to be announced.


Larry Willard Russell 
December 2, 1947 - May 10, 2019

Larry "Willard" Fussell died on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at his home in Walhalla, SC, and will be dearly missed. The Life Celebration for Larry will be held on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 3 pm at Crystal Lake in Mountain Rest, SC. The address for the event is 421 Paradise Cove Drive, Mountain Rest, SC 29664. Larry would not want anyone dressed up, so please come wearing casual attire or dress comfortably for the (outdoor) event at the lake. 

Larry was born in Americus, GA to George Fussell and Maude Ölkers on December 2nd, 1947. He was a good student and enjoyed playing basketball for his school. He moved with his mother to Walhalla, a city founded by his German ancestors, for high school where he was a star player on the high school basketball team. He knew from a young age that his calling wasn't to be a farmer as many others in his small town planned to be, but rather he wanted to be a pilot. He decided to go to the University of South Carolina for their Air Force ROTC program. In 1970, he graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina where he met his wife, Francoise Mary Hipp of Beaufort, SC. After much cajoling, he convinced Francoise to marry him, a decision that would keep them together and happy for the next 49 years. 

Lacking time and money for a honeymoon, they moved to Louisiana for Francoise to complete work on a Master’s Degree at LSU and soon afterward, Larry traveled to Columbus, MS to attend Air Force flight school. Larry flew KC-135 refueling planes for the Air Force. He was deployed several times as part of Operation Young Tiger in Thailand during the Vietnam War. After the births of his first two sons, he found a position at a small airline which, through a series of mergers, is now called Delta Airlines. He flew millions of passengers safely around North America for almost 30 years. While not flying above the clouds, he enjoyed spending time with his family, vacationing at Edisto Island, drinking coffee, watching Andy Griffith, and supporting his wife and sons in any way he was able. Buying gifts for Larry was nearly impossible. He wasn't big on possessions and was happiest when he was the one doing the giving, whether it was a favor, a steak, or a surprisingly stiff cocktail. 

Larry is survived by his wife, Françoise, his four sons, Christopher, wife Robin, Michael, wife Melissa, Patrick, wife Joselyn, Thomas, partner Mandolin, and his nine grandchildren, Emily, Daniel, Ethan, Alexa, Lily, Presley, William, Astrid, and (one-month-old) Bear. He is also survived by dogs and grand-dogs Zuzu, Beau, Groot, Rosie, Walter, Darwin and Willie Nelson. He cared deeply for children and dogs alike so the family requests that any memorial charity donations be sent to St. Jude's Hospital or the ASPCA.


Larry Lee Walters 
November 4, 1947 - April 27, 2019

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Allie Lee Walters and Mary Jane Henley Walters of Winchester, TN. He is survived by his children, daughter Loni Walters of Donaldson, Tn. and his two step children, Troy Walters of Harvest, AL and Tracy Newton of Florence, AL. In addition, two siblings -- a brother Nick (Pam) Walters of Fayetteville, TN and sister Melissa Walters (Kenny) Bell of Bon Aqua, TN. as well as, several nieces and nephews

He was a 1966 graduate of Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, TN. and earned a BS from Athens State College and a Master's of Science from Florida Institute of Technology.

Larry worked in the Airline Industry throughout most of his working years starting at Southern Airlines and retiring from Northwest Airlines.

He enjoyed traveling and visiting foreign countries, but his favorite was Hawaii where, upon his request, some of his remains will sprinkled in Hanauma Bay, Oahu by his family.

Larry took great pleasure in his work with the Masons and Shriners. Throughout his like he was a member of several lodges and was currently a member of Hiran Lodge #7 of Franklin, TN., The Royal Order of Jesters and Amara Shrine. In addition, he was a member of the Elks Lodge of Franklin, TN.

He fought a brave battle but finally succumbed to Kidney Disease. In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry's honor may be made to the Shriners Burn Hospital In Memphis, TN.

A graveside service will be held at Mount Garner Cemetery in Decherd, TN on May 4, 2019 at 10:00am


Cecil Glenn Hagood Jr.
October 22, 1947 - April 21, 2019

Cecil Glenn Hagood, Jr., age 71 of Lilburn, GA, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019. 

The Funeral Service to honor and celebrate the life of Cecil Glenn Hagood, Jr. will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Lilburn First Baptist Church, Lilburn, GA. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideon’s International 

Condolences may be sent or viewed at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Upcoming Events:
APR 26. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service - Snellville, 3705 Highway 78 West,Snellville, GA, 30039
Funeral Service
APR 27. 11:00 AM. Lilburn First Baptist Church, 285 Main St NW, Lilburn, GA, 30047


Sandra Brown Christhilf
November 3, 1939 - March 28, 2019

Sandra Brown Christhilf, most recently of Madison, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Pruitt Heritage Nursing Facility in Athens, Georgia, after an 8-month battle with cancer. She was 79.

A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, Administration Building, 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605, immediately followed by a light lunch reception until 2:00 PM.

In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions may be directed to: Northeast Georgia Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 49309, Athens, Georgia 30604; Southern Poverty Law Center,


Paula Jayne Edmonston Van Nuss
September 3, 1944 - April 3, 2019

Paula Jayne Edmonston Van Huss, 74, left this life on April 3, 2019 following complications from cancer. Per her wishes there will be no services. Paula lived in Blairsville, Ga. with her husband Dennis and was born Sept. 3, 1944. Besides flying for Southern, Paula was a painter. You may like to visit her web page here:…/paula-van-huss/


Gerald Niles Cox
September 29, 1944 - March 24, 2019 

Gerald Niles Cox, age 74, of Milton, GA, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Gerald attended Fellowship Bible Church and loved college football, golf, his grandchildren, and giving to others. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Peachtree Corners Chapel of Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757. The family will receive friends that same day from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Gerald is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Greenwell Cox. He is survived by his sons, Brandon Cox (Emily) and Brad Cox (Katie); daughter, Ashley Cox Letson (Scott); sister, Peggy Greene (Mark); grandchildren, Margaret Cox and Wilkes Letson.  On-line condolences may be expressed at Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757.
Visitation: Thursday, March 28, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Crowell Brothers - Norcross/Peachtree Corners, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard . Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. Memorial service follows visitation.


Jack Mason Fry
March 4, 1952 - March 13, 2019

Jack Mason Fry, 67, of Collierville, TN, passed from this life Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born March 4, 1952 in Camden, TN was Methodist in Faith and retired as a Customer Service Agent with Northwest Airlines. Jack is survived by his loving wife; Susie Trevathan Fry, daughters; Amy Fry and Laura Fry, parents; Mava Dell Fry, William "Bill" Fry (Clara), brothers; Thomas Fry, Rick Fry and two grandchildren; Anthony and Avienne. He was preceded in death by his son; Jonathan Fry and a brother; Terry Fry. Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019. Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019.


Paul E Seay
June 8, 1929 - March 8, 2019

Paul E. Seay, age 89, of Jonesboro, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife; Mary Ellen Seay, daughters; Brenda Patrick and Patti Lane, and son: Sammy Seay. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law; Sandra and Bobby Wiggins, sons and daughters-in-law; Randy and Novie Seay, and Doug and Tara Seay, son-in-law: Mike Lane, sisters: Katie Patterson and Sue Johnston, 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Pastor Martin Jones will officiate. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6-8 P.M. Monday, March 11, 2019 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291 in Memory of Mr. Seay. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro , GA , 770-210-2700.


Walter Joe Stanley
February 27, 1950  -  February 26, 2019

Walter Joe Stanley, 68, of West Memphis, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at his home in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Mr. Stanley retired as ground support for Delta Air lines, he served in the United States Marine Corp in Vietnam with Recon 2nd Division.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Viola Mary Staten Stanley and Ritter Runyun Stanley, and a sister Lois Franklin.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann Clements Stanley of West Memphis, AR; a daughter, Tracy Lynn Jackson (Steven) of West Memphis, AR; as son, Walter Alexander Stanley (Christy) of Memphis, TN; two sisters, Brenda Tubbs and Martha Smith, a brother, Robert Stanley all of Coleman, AL; grandchildren, Britni Hanna (Mikey), Kerrigan Timms, Austin Timms, Conner Jackson, Taylor Stanley, Dasha Stanley, Shellie Stanley, Aiden Harris and Carly Harris.
A Celebration of Life visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home with burial at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in Birdeye, Arkansas at a later date.
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Charles . Tippitt, Jr.
August 1, 1953 - February 26, 2019

Charles E. Tippitt, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at the age of 65 on February 26, 2019 in Memphis TN.

Charles was born on August 1, 1953 in West Memphis AR. He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA (1971 - 1975) with a degree in Business. After graduation he worked for Southern Airways (later to become Republic, Northwest and now Delta) and ended up retiring from Home Depot in 2012. 

Charles was a lifelong fan of the Atlanta Braves and was known for his dry sense of humor, a love of travel and his quiet ways. 

His was predeceased by his parents, Charles E. Tippitt Sr. and his mother Eva Larue Tippitt. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Debbie Tippitt. They were married in Marshall TX on March 3, 1975. He also leaves behind his sister Cindy Manning and her husband Tim Manning, sister-in-law Dianne Lawrie of Jupiter FL, brother-in-law Steve Price of Peachtree City GA and several nieces and nephews.

Charles will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

Rachel Lee Thompson
August 10, 1933 - February 13, 2019

Rachel Lee Thompson, age 85, of Morrow, Georgia, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 13, 2019. She was born August 10, 1933, to parents John B. Lee, Sr., and Margaret Bornstein Lee. She graduated from Carson-Newman College and enjoyed a long career with Southern/Republic/Northwest Airlines. She married Donald “Donnie” Thompson who preceded her in death along with three brothers, John (Dorothy) Lee; Sidney (Vivian) Lee; Ray (Clovis) Lee; and three sisters, Margaret (Bill) Guice; Molly (Johnny) Guice; and Clara Lee. Left to honor her memory and remember her love are four sons, Mark (Debbie); Greg (Stacy); Tom (Glenda) and Zack (Vicki) Thompson. She adored her eleven grandchildren, Katie (Clay) Bennett; David (Katherine) Thompson; Alyson (Ken) Nesbitt; Dustin (Ashley) Thompson; Brian (Rebecca) Thompson; Justin (Madde) Thompson; Diana Thompson; Joseph Thompson; Tiffany Thompson; Suzanna Thompson; and Patrick Thompson, and was blessed with eleven precious great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a loving brother Powell (Shirley) Lee, sisters-in-law Vivian Lee and Glenna Moss, brothers-in-law Weyman, Dell (Jerry), and Richard (Zandra) Thompson, and many nieces and nephews that she loved as her own. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Forest Park and nourished her large family and many friends with her enduring love, faith, and servant heart. Flowers accepted or make contributions in her name to:  The Alzheimer's Association at or First Baptist Church of Forest Park, 634 Main Street, Forest Park, GA 30297, phone: 404-366-6333. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, GA. 770-210-2700.


Lyoyd Talton Warner
April 6, 1933 - January 6, 2019

Lloyd Talton Warner went to be with the Lord on January 6, 2019, at the age of 85. He was born on April 6, 1933, in Columbia, Louisiana, to George and Aretha Warner.Lloyd was a graduate of Ogden High School and earned a business degree from Northeast Louisiana University. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Lloyd began a lifelong career in the airline industry in 1961 with Southern Airways and retired from Northwest Airlines in 1993 Lloyd had a servant's heart and spent his life ministering to others. He was a lay preacher, serving in the jail ministry for over 30 years, and was an interim speaker in numerous churches in Louisiana. He was an ordained deacon and member of West Conroe Baptist Church. He loved to have fun, tell stories that brought laughter, and make new friends everywhere he went. He was a blessing to all who knew him and was faithful in sharing the gospel with others. He also had a passion for bass fishing and gardening. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Carmen Lanette Warner, and brother Floyd Warner.  Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Barbara Ann Warner, daughter Sharon Warner Box and husband John, grandsons Braden and Bryce, nieces Glenda Boyd and Wanda Poland, and numerous friends. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, January 12, at 11:00 AM at West Conroe Baptist Church in Conroe, Texas. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 AM. Interment was held at Klein Memorial Park in Magnolia, Texas In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the In Touch Ministry of West Conroe Baptist Church, 1855 Longmire Road, Conroe, Texas, 77304. Funeral Home: Klein Funeral Home - Tomball, 1400 West Main, Tomball, TX 77354, 281-252-342

​John T. "Jack" Landstad
1941 - January 5, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Jack Landstad announces his passing on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at age 77. Jack will be lovingly remembered by his wife of nearly 45 years, Cindy, and his daughters, Tara Wuthrich (David) and Suzi Lane. Jack will also be fondly remembered by his four grandsons, James, Robert, Luke and Adam, his sisters Ann Nesburg and Mary Damskov, and his many nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Ortance Landstad, his sister Joan and his brother Jim. Services will be held in memory of Jack on a Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at The Worship Center, 9522 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038, followed immediately by a Military Honors service at Houston National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Those who so desire may make donations in memory of Jack to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belford Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or Camp Hope, 9724 Derrington Rd., Houston, TX 77064. Flowers may be sent to Veterans Funeral Services, 10567 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 76038   

Silvestre Martinez
January 01, 1941 - December 29, 2018

Silvestre MartinezSilvestre Martinez, age 77, of Canton, GA passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Mr. Martinez was a member of St. Vincent dePaul, of Our Lady of La Salette and the Knight of Columbus. He worked with meals on wheels for sixteen years, the soup kitchen at the church and supported the Sheriff Association. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Funeral Mass services are scheduled for 11:00 AM, on Thursday, January 3, 2019, from the Our Lady of La Salette with Father Victor Reyes officiating. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery on January 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Our Lady of La Salette. Survivors include: Wife - Erika Martinez wife of 33 years, Daughter - Judy Moore, Daughter - Linda Magness, Sister -, Virginia Martinez, Sister - Carolina Martinez, Grandchildren - Jamie Norwood, Mark Olaughlin, Nick & Hannah Taylor, Great Grand Child - Mason Taylor.

South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at To send flowers to the family of Silvestre Martinez, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.


Guy Mitchell Crosby
September 19, 1957 – January 4, 2019

Guy Crosby, 61 died January 4, 2019 with loved ones at his bedside in Pensacola, Florida. 

Guy was born to Horace L. and N. Joyce Crosby in West Palm Beach.  He spent his youthful years as an Air Force dependent and lived on many military bases in Europe and the southeast U.S.  He graduated from Kubasaki High School in Okinawa and obtained a degree from Okaloosa Walton College.  He was a 40-year Delta Airline employee.  His interests included photography, traveling and he was a target enthusiast.  He was Baptist by faith.

Guy is survived by his sister, Kim Crosby and his extended family, Stan and Susie Griner, Bruce and LuAnne Williams, Joe and Madeline Blutas/Webb, as well as his Mobile Delta and Airport family. He also leaves many friends and cousins to mourn his passing.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:00 at First Baptist Church of Niceville, Florida. A time of sharing and a celebration of Guy’s life will be held after the services.  Guy will be interred at Sunset Cemetery in a private family ceremony. 

Donations may be made to: Benevolent Fund, First Baptist Church of Niceville, 622 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, Florida 32578.


Larry Eugene Burke
August 27, 1936 - December 22, 2018

Larry Eugene Burke, age 82, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2018 at his home in Newnan surrounded by family. He was born on August 27, 1936 in Winston Salem, NC to the late Bill and Elizabeth Davis Burke. 

Larry worked for Northwest Airlines for 29 years as an inspector. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Burke; daughter, Martie Boggs and her husband Jeff; granddaughter, Alli Mozrik and her husband Kyle and great grandson Aldin Mozrik. 

The family will plan a memorial service celebrating Larry’s life at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at  McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory 770-253-4580


Patrick Fitch Hurdle
November 9,1944 - December 3, 2018

Patrick Fitch Hurdle, 74, died December 3, 2018. He was born November 9,1944 in Slayden, Mississippi to Henry Grady and Villa (Fitch) Hurdle. Pat attended Memphis State University and retired from Northwest Airlines. He leaves his wife of 39 years, Marcy Hurdle, sons, Jason (Megan), and John (Juli); and grandchildren, Cannon, Hays, Villa, Tucker, Henry, and Grady. Pops was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend and will be dearly missed. Visitation will be at Highpoint Funeral Home Friday, December 7, 5:00 - 7:00 pm; with funeral services Saturday, December 8,12:30 pm. A private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be sent to The Blues Foundation or Streetdog Foundation.​ 


Nancy Ellen Bennett Chaltas
December 11, 1954 - November 19, 2018 

Nancy Ellen Bennett Chaltas, 63, of Germantown, TN passed away on November 19, 2018.  Nancy was born in Memphis, TN on December 11, 1954 to Frank L. Bennett and Shirley G. Bennett. Nancy graduated from Germantown High School in 1972.  She began her career as a flight attendant at Southern Airways and retired from Delta Airlines. Nancy is survived by her two sisters, Denise Price of Collierville, TN and Gaye Price (Jimmie) of Memphis, TN; her nephew Eric Price and two nieces, Laura Flint (John) and Stephanie Bunker (Keith). Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and her nephew, Leslie Raymond Stallings.  Forest Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery East is handling the private service. Any memorials can be donated to a charity of your choice.

Graveside Service
Monday, November 26, 2018
2:00 PM - 2:30 PMForest Hill - East 
2440 Whitten Road 
Memphis, Tennessee 38133


Charles Roy Degan
​? - November 14, 2018

Charles Roy "Chuck" Degan was the first-born child of Col. Roy E. Degan Jr. , in Shreveport, LA. He was graduated from M.U.S., UT, and Memphis State, the latter with a BBA in Aeronautics: Airline Management. From a young age aviation was Chuck's love, following in the footsteps of his father. Working his way through college as a ramp agent, his days off were dedicated to ferrying aircraft across the country, building and logging his hours in preparation for an airline job. Far ahead of his age, Chuck ultimately became an airline captain for Piedmont Airlines / US Air, commanding Boeing 737, 757, and 767 aircraft. His knowledge of the aircraft became so thorough that he began writing aircraft training manuals. He was also the official graphic artist for the airline, designing the aircraft paint schemes and producing Christmas cards, coffee mugs, and souvenirs.

More recently, Chuck had become a serial network marketer, focused mainly on health care issues. However, in 2017, he was drawn back to aviation as a flight training and simulator instructor, but ongoing medical issues prevented his tenure.

In 2012, Chuck's instincts led him to be the first voice to call for a forensic audit of the Wolf River Airport corporation - still ongoing today – which exposed bid-rigging, stock fraud, unlawful blasting, contract tampering, and a plethora of allegations including embezzlement, extortion, and tax fraud. 

He leaves his sister, Nancy Elizabeth Degan, of Santa Clarita, CA and brother Roy E. Degan III (Woody), of Memphis, TN.

Serenity Funeral Home (901)379-0861     

James Walter Godwin
February 4, 1924 - November 13, 2018

James Walter Godwin, age 94, of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2018 from lung cancer.  Jim was born on February 4, 1924, in Leesburg, Georgia.  Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Godwin of Cumming, GA, daughters, Kathleen Godwin of Frederick, MD, Shirley and Greg Harwell of Suwanee, GA, and Nancy Hamby of Cumming, GA, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Jim enlisted in the Army at 17 years of age and served in North Africa, but a broken back ended his Army career.  Never giving up his passion for flying, he taught himself to fly and bought a fleet of crop dusters and dusted cotton for several years.  In October 1950 he was hired by Southern Airways, Inc. as a First Officer.  Over the next many years he worked his way up to Vice President of Southern Airways, Inc.  He stepped down from that desk job to go back to his love of flying. 

On November 10, 1972, he flew the follow-up and return aircraft in one of the first and strangest hijackings in US aviation history.  It began in Birmingham, AL and went to Toronto, Orlando and Cuba (twice).  It lasted 3 days and that was the start of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and tighter airline security.  His last flight was on his 93rd birthday when he flew a Cessna 182 and was the oldest pilot to fly out of the Foley, AL airport.  He was on Cloud 9!

A memorial service is planned in the spring of 2019 in Leesburg, GA.


Robert Grady Carswell
​? - November 6, 2018

Mr. Robert 'Bob' Grady Carswell, age 75 of Conyers, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Betty Carswell. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judy Daniel Carswell, daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Joey Pietrosewicz; son, Keith Robert Carswell; grandchild, Elise Monet Carswell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Becky and Mike Meyer, Judith and Terry Reese; sister-in-law, Carolyn Daniel; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Tabitha Daniel; nieces and nephews, Katie and Tim Dow, Brian and Kristen McGraw, Carrie Daniel, Mary and Anthony Byrd, Rebekah Reese; numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Mr. Carswell served in the United States Air Force. He worked in the airline industry for Southern and Northwest Airlines, which later became Delta, and held a private pilot license.  Bob loved computers, astrology, bowling, hiking, the outdoors and supporting his children's activities. He was very much loved by people who knew him and will be missed. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Scot Ward's Green Meadow Chapel; interment will be Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends Saturday from 2 until 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be submitted on-line at Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Rd., Conyers, GA, 770-483-7216.

NOV 10. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scot Ward Funeral Services at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens
699 American Legion Road
Conyers, GA, US, 30012

NOV 10. 4:00 PM
Scot Ward's Green Meadow Chapel
699 American Legion Road
Conyers, GA, US, 30012

Cemetery Details
Eternal Hills Memory Gardens:
3700 Stone Mountain Highway 
Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, GA, 30039


Thomas Fred Lipscomb
? - October 14, 2018

Thomas Fred Lipscomb, 78, died Oct. 14, 2018 at home in Memphis, Tenn. He was born in Houston, Texas to the late Norris Ivy Lipscomb and Leon Brewer Lipscomb. He attended Lamar High School and Sam Houston State University where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He graduated from Hull School of Aviation and was an airline pilot 31 years with Southern Airways which then became Republic Airlines and finally Northwest Airlines. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Hernando, volunteered with Community Foundation of North Mississippi and went on multiple mission trips to Honduras with Living Waters Mission. He enjoyed attending NASCAR races, riding motorcycles, snow skiing, hunting, camping and most of all, flying. He enjoyed monthly luncheons with other retired pilots and enjoyed spending time with friends. He also owned and operated a farm for many years in Abbeville.  He is survived by his daughter Michelle Lipscomb (Gary Hutcherson); his son, Thomas Lipscomb Jr. (Holly); grandchildren Cameron Dooley, Henry Lipscomb and John Lipscomb; his brother, Norris “Bubba” Lipscomb and his special friend, Gladys Jenkins. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Hernando United Methodist Church, 1890 Mt. Pleasant Rd in Hernando, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Hempstead, Texas. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Rotary Club of Hernando, “Honduras Water Well” P.O Box 231 Hernando, MS 38632 or Hernando Methodist Church. 

​​ Richard  (Hoot) Gibson
? - August 19, 2018

Richard “Hoot” Gibson, age 76, of Hampton, died Sunday, August 19, 2018. He was born in Griffin, Georgia to the late Richard Woodrow and Emily Luella Pitts Gibson, Sr.

Mr. Gibson is survived by his spouse, Linda Minnie Gibson; children, Kimberly (Dwight) Blair, of Duluth, GA, Alisa Vickers, of Hampton, GA, and Cregg (Lauren) Gibson, of Lawrenceville, GA; and 11 Grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Henry Baptist Church .The family will receive friends Friday, August 24, 2018 from 6:00 PM  to  8:00 PM at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Samaritan’s Purse at or to Promise 686 at Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Visitation: Friday, August 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Henry Baptist Church, Saturday, August 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Memorial ServiceHenry Baptist Church, Saturday, August 25, 2018, 11:00 AM


Bill Crawford
January 26, 1933 -  August 4, 2018

Southern/Republic/Northwest. Supervisor of Passenger Service, Jan 2 1962- Dec 31 1993.
Visitation : Sunday August 12, 2018. 3:00pm-5:00pm. First Christian Church of Tyrone

​No funeral services to be held


William Curtis Lucas Jr.
December 31, 1933 - June 30, 2018

William Curtis Lucas, Jr., passed away on June 30, 2018, at the age of 84 years 6 months, after an eight year battle with Vascular Dementia. William (Bill) was born December 31, 1933 in Calera, Alabama, living there until graduating from Calera High School in 1952.  He began his first job in Calera, when he was only nine years old, delivering newspapers riding his bicycle as transportation.  He later went on to delivering Western Union Telegrams in Birmingham, Alabama. Upon graduation from high school, William attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, before joining the United States Navy in January 1955 completing the Aviation Cadet Training Program at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, then earning the Navy “Wings of Gold” at the Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, Kansas on July 31, 1956.

​He married Sylvia Calfee Lucas of Birmingham, Alabama on August 10, 1956, and they began life together in Jacksonville, Florida where Bill was assigned to squardronVP-18, flying P2V’s an anti-submarine aircraft. He served four years active duty, and then remained in the Navy Reserves flying many other Navy aircraft before retiring in January 1977 as a Commander. During the time he served as a pilot in the United States Navy Reserves, he also worked as an airline pilot. His airline career began in June 1959, when he went to work for Southern Airways, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia flying the DC-3 but later spent most of his time flying the DC-9.  Due to several mergers, after flying for over 33 years with the airlines, he retired as a Northwest Airlines Pilot in 1993. 

His parents, William Curtis Lucas and Mamie Inez Dykes Lucas of Calera, Alabama, one brother Otis Earl Lucas of Richmond, Virginia, and sister, Ila Lucas Carter, of Birmingham, Alabama all preceded him in death. William is survived by his wife Sylvia, son, William (Bill) Curtis Lucas, III (Stacey) grandsons, William and Logan Lucas all of Acworth, Georgia, a niece Kay Carter Caldwell of Birmingham, Alabama, nephew Chuck Carter of Grand Bay, Alabama, and a niece Mary K. Lucas Drew, of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Bill was very proud of his son, Bill III, who followed in his footsteps, becoming a pilot at an early age, now an airline pilot with JetBlue. 

Bill and Sylvia loved to travel and made several trips to Europe and Hawaii, as well as snow skiing in Colorado, snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park, and horseback riding in Wyoming, before he retired.  Upon retiring they continued to travel going on several cruises either to Alaska or the Caribbean, but Bill mainly enjoyed camping in his Bigfoot truck/camper and driving his Duramax Dually trucks, vacationing in all of the Western States many times, especially in Wyoming, Bill’s favorite.

They moved from Fort Walton Beach, Florida where they had lived for forty-seven years, to Acworth, Georgia in August 2017 to be near their son and his family. They were long time members of First Baptist Church. Bill’s favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 40:31.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with   wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Georgia Funeral Care, 4671 S. Main Street Acworth, GA 30101 is in charge of arrangements, with a military service and burial promptly at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Georgia National Cemetery 5580 Knox Bridge Hwy Canton, Georgia 30114. A reception will follow at Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q 1600 Marietta Hwy Canton, GA 30114 in the private dining room.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Bill’s honor to the Navy Museum in Pensacola, Florida, 1750 Radford Blvd. Suite B, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida 32508 ( or Alzheimer’s Association (


Joye Dean Ferrill
February 19, 1941 - April 24, 201

Joye Dean Ferrill, age 77, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away on April 24, 2018, peacefully at Canon Hospice in Gulfport.

Joye was born on February 19, 1941, to Raymond “Preach” Watts Dean and Ila Belle Henderson Dean. She was raised in the Laurens County section of Whitmire, South Carolina. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, she went to work as a flight attendant for Southern Airways. Through mergers, she retired from Northwest Airlines after 39 years of flying.

Joye is survived by her daughters, Julie (Walter) Zwies and Jennifer (Michael) Seal, and her grandchildren, Charlie Zwies, Jessica Zwies, and Raleigh Seal.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joseph Hilton Ferrill; her son, John Hilton Ferrill; and sisters, Louise Dean Ellis and Betty Dean Suber.

Funeral services will be at Crane Creek Baptist Church on Thursday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends and family from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens; Poplarville, Mississippi.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.


​Brenda Goodman Skibinski
June 8, 1950 – April 4, 2018

Our loving wife, stepmother, nana, sister, aunt and friend, Brenda Goodman Skibinski, entered into eternal peace on April 4, 2018 at her home in Stockbridge, Georgia. She was born in Fayetteville, GA on June 8, 1950 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Othel Goodman. She was preceded in death by her sister, Opal Goodman. Brenda is survived by the love of her life, Wayne Skibinski of Stockbridge, GA; her sisters, Margaret Leverett of Nashville, TN and Sandra (Fred) Addison of Fayetteville, GA; her stepchildren, Kris (Patrick) Moomaw and Stephen Skibinski; her granddaughters, Marissa and Makenna Moomaw of St. Petersburg, FL; her brother-in-law Ronald Skibinski of Fort Myers, FL; her nephew Steve (Rose) Leverett of Stockton, GA; her nieces Ivy (Brandon) Jenkins of Nashville, TN, Laurie (Robert) Townsend of Fayetteville, GA, Lisa (Jeff) Anderson of Virginia Beach, VA, and Kathy (David) Morrison of Senoia, GA; and several great-nephews and nieces.

Brenda worked for 30 years as an executive assistant for Southern A & E.

It is with heavy hearts that our family mourns her passing and celebrates her life. Visitation with the family will be at Mowell Funeral Home in Fayetteville from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Saturday, April 7, 2018, and funeral services will be held at Mowell Funeral Home on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:00pm.​​​


Douglas Edwin Behm
March 12, 1939 - March 28, 2018

​Douglas Edwin Behm, 79, who was born on March 12, 1939 in Pomona, CA, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Doug was a graduate of Long Beach State University with a degree in Industrial Arts, where he was a member of the 1961 California State Champion Swim Team, as well as a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After graduation, Doug was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy where he served as a naval aviator. He was licensed to pilot several aircraft, including being a twice-commended rescue pilot on the H-2 Seasprite during multiple Mediterranean cruises on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt and USS Shangri-La. He then began a 28-year career as a commercial airline pilot, where he worked for Southern Airways, Republic Airlines, and Northwest Airlines, retiring as a captain on the DC-9 with over 22,000 hours of flight time. He was a member of Germantown United Methodist Church and the Seekers Sunday School Class. His love of the deserts of the Southwest could be seen in his collection of artifacts and rocks assembled from many visits there, in his custom furniture and sculpture, as well as his silver and stone jewelry creations. His greatest passion was sharing adventures with his wife Beth. He was preceded in death by his parents Edwin Henry Behm and Elma Genora DeFrance Behm of Ontario, California. Survivors include his beloved wife of 52 years, Beth Behm; daughters Kristen Behm of Lookout Mountain, TN; and Lauren Truett (Wes) of Germantown, TN; son William Behm (Tracy) of Newnan, GA; grandchildren Will Truett, Julia Truett, Ellie Behm, Weber Behm, Katie Behm, and Charlie Behm; and sister Beverly Markle and family of Huntington Beach, CA. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar. Funeral Services will be at 11a.m. at Germantown United Methodist Church with a private burial at West TN Veterans Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Art Program. The family is especially thankful for the caring staff of West Cancer Center and Methodist Hospice. Doug said that “My life has been made a joy with the love of the Lord, Family and Friends.”​


​​Jerrell Edwin Davis, SR
October 4, 1940 - February 22, 2018

Jerrell Edwin Davis Sr., 77, of Panama City, Florida, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Jerrell was born October 4, 1940 in Bascom, Florida, and graduated from Greenwood High School in

Jerrell was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Neal Davis and his mother, Mellie Lenora Ray Davis; also by siblings, Kenneth Ray Davis and Imogene Davis Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Marie Peacock Davis; his son, Jerry Davis Jr.; daughter-in-heart Amanda McCrary Davis; two grandchildren, Harrison Brooks Davis and Grace Marie Davis; brothers, Andrew Lamar Davis; William Harold Davis (Virginia); Max Neal Davis (Doris); Norman W. Davis; Duane F. Davis (Helen); Mother-in-law, Pera Lee Peacock; beloved brothers and sisters-in-law; cherished nephews, nieces, and cousins; and a lifetime of friends including his best friend, Clayton Minnhinnette.

Jerrell's pleasures in life included spirited conversations with family and friends; freshwater fishing; golfing; and travel & music.

He was a member of Hiland Park Baptist Church and loved his CoEd8 Sunday School Class.

He enjoyed a lifetime of work in the airline industry, employed by Southern Airways/ Republic Airlines/ Northwest Airlines as the airlines merged and changed. Jerrell retired in 1995 to enjoy a blessed retirement.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 2, at Hiland Park Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida. The family will receive friends one hour prior. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, at Lovedale Baptist Church, Bascom, Florida. Interment will follow at Lovedale Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral. Memorial donations may be made to the Hope Lodge, 1552 Shoup Court, Decatur, GA 30033 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (1-800-073-6983).


Donald Wayne Burton
March 27, 1945 - February 27, 2018

March 4, 2018​
Visitation 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memorial Service 2:00 pm
​Roswell Funeral Home   950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA


Captain John David Kish
January 18, 1944 - January 26, 2018

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

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

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


Jo Evelyn Hawk Lowe

? - January 14, 2018​

Jo Evelyn Hawk Lowe, age 76 of Knoxville, passed away on January 14th, 2018.  She was of the Methodist faith, and loved the Smoky Mountains, running, and hiking.   Jo was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Gladys Hawk.   She is survived by her husband of 52 years, L.D. Lowe;  children, Chad Lowe and wife, Carolyn of Phoenix, AZ, and Lynsey Lowe of Nashville; grandchildren, Lauren Anderson, Cameron Lowe, Connor Lowe, and Catherine Lowe; brother in laws, Jerry Lowe and Douglas Lowe.  In lieu of a memorial service, the family asks that her friends and family take a moment and reflect on memories with Jo.  Donations can be made to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, 6717 Kingston Pike Knoxville TN 37919.  Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory is honored to serve the Lowe family and invites you to sign and view the family guestbook.


Claude C. Steward
August 19, 1933 - January 8, 2018

Claude was a resident of Griffin, Georgia at the time of his passing. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Vietnam War, employed by FedEx as a mechanic and previously employed by Southern Airways. He attended Pomona United Methodist Church.

A visitation for Mr. Claude C. Steward will be on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 2 pm until 4 pm at his residence, 27 Rex Rd., Griffin, Georgia.

Walter Wayne King
September 2, 1937 - December 22, 2017

Mr. Walter Wayne King, age 80 of Dyer, Tennessee, passed away from this life on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Dyer Nursing Home. Funeral services for Mr. King will be conducted on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 3:00pm in the Rutherford chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rutherford Cemetery, in Rutherford.
He was born September 2, 1937 in Dyer, TN; the son of the late Dave Bailey and Lou Ozella (Garner) King. He was a supervisor for Northwest Airlines for 35 years, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Dyer. He served his country with the US Navy. 
He is survived by his wife, Veneeta King; three children, Roger Wayne King (Pauline), Michael Edward King (Bum), and Pamela Leigh Eling (Stefan); one sister, Dorothy Clark; two brothers, Larry King, and Billy Joe King; three grandchildren, Brian King, Taylor Eling and Matt Eling; and two great grandchildren, Mikayla King, and Emma King. He was preceded in death by his parents; and several siblings, Emerson King, Ralph King, Cecil King, Clarice Warren, Grace Eakes, Robert King, and Laverda Crouse, and one step grandchild Eli Joseph Reyes.
The family will receive friends from 12:00pm-3:00pm on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at the Rutherford chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Walter Wayne King.

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​​Patterson, James Leon (Jim)
July 18, 1943 - Oct 20, 2017

James Leon (Jim) Patterson, 74, of Dothan, Alabama died Friday, October 13 of heart failure. Mr. Patterson was a whole body donor to medical research. In keeping with his wishes there will be no traditional funeral home service. Instead a gathering is to be held at the Dothan Botanical Gardens on Saturday, October 21 from 2 - 4 p.m. with a military presentation followed by a reception with family and friends. He and his wife Susan were long-time donors to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's or the charity of your choice are appreciated. Jim was born on July 18, 1943 in Hialeah, Florida and grew up in Rockford, Alabama where he graduated from Coosa County High School and attended Faulkner State in Montgomery. He served in the US Air Force as an air craft mechanic before enjoying his career in the airline industry beginning with Southern Airways and retiring with Delta Airlines. During his tenure as station manager at the Dothan Airport he was involved in organizing the Alabama Air Fair and other air shows. Upon retiring from the airline industry, he moved on to work in the transportation industry beginning with Lane Trucking. Not one to stay retired for long, he joined Collins Signs and then Florida Sign Erectors. In addition to his service and work life, he was a proud Optimist Club Member, Northview High School Band Booster (and brave chaperone), Dixie Youth League Baseball coach, and served with scores of various volunteer organizations. He and his wife Susan are members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Jim enjoyed all kinds of music and grew up singing and playing his guitar with various bands and choirs. He loved camping, fishing, riding his Harley when able, and cheering on the Auburn Tigers. Most of these hobbies included his best little buddy rescue dog Harley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Doris Patterson of Rockford, Alabama and his third wife Sandy of Dothan. He is survived by his wife Susan Patterson, sister Jeani Holder, daughter Shelli Patterson, son Gary Patterson, grandsons Travis Patterson and Taylor Patterson, great granddaughters Holly and Kenleigh, adopted children Jennifer and Brian Jacobsen, Melanie and Lance Sponsler, Jeremy and Amy Meyers, and Trey Meyers; adopted grandchildren Baron, Grant, Sutton, Ella and Mack. Also surviving are first wife Gale Reynolds of Rockford, brother-in-law Don Holder, nephew Greg Holder, niece Kristen Moore, second wife Carol Patterson and a host of cousins and friends.   


Robert E. Owens, Jr.
January 22, 1930 - October 16, 2017

Robert E. Owens, Jr., 87 of Germantown passed away October 16, 2017.  Robert was born in Memphis to Robert E. Owens, Sr. and Ardene Ingleright Owens.  He graduated from Tech High School and from University of Mississippi with a BBS and served in the United States Air Force.  Robert was a pilot with Northwest Airlines and retired after 33 years of service.  After retirement he enjoyed golf and traveling with his wife, Ann, to many destinations around the world.  He loved watching his grandchildren play ball and cheering on his Ole Miss Rebels football team.  He was an active member of Germantown Baptist Church.  Robert leaves his wife of 60 years, Ann Downen Owens; daughter Jeri Bechard; son Robert E. Owens, III; brother Bill Owens and three grandchildren, Rob Owens, Mitch Owens and Ben Bechard and his beloved dog, Bo.  A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, October 20 at Memorial Park Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 11:30.  Burial will follow with U.S. Air Force honors in Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Church Health Center or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Joseph Hilton Ferrill
February 19, 1925 - October 3, 2017

Joseph Hilton Ferrill, age 92, of Poplarville, MS, passed away on October 3, 2017, peacefully at home. Joe was born on February 19, 1925, in Laurel, MS, to Joseph Forrest and Stella Hilton Ferrill of Laurel. He graduated from George S. Gardner High School in Laurel and enlisted in the Army. Later he attended Emory University, Georgia. At Lackland Army Base in Texas, he was selected as a pilot and graduated with honors. 

Joe served in World War II in Belgium and the Netherlands until the surrender of Germany on June 6, 1945. He served as an aide to the general in charge of reconstruction of the port city Bremerhaven in North Germany for 1 ½ years. Joe received an honorable discharge from the Army Air Corp. 

Following World War II, Joe accepted a position as a commercial airline pilot with Southern Airways based in Memphis, Tennessee. Through a merger, Southern Airways was integrated with Republic Airlines. He also flew critical cargo missions during the Korean War and Vietnam War. In 1985, Joe retired from the Tennessee Air National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel and the airline industry. 

Joe is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joye Dean Ferrill. His children Juile (Walter) Zwies, Jennifer (Michael) Seal, Cynthia Wilhite, Susan (Cal) Lewis, and Mike Ferrill. He was preceded in death by his son, John Hilton Ferrill. 

Joe is survived by grandchildren Charles Zwies, Jessica Zwies, Raleigh Seal, Christopher Wilhite, Brandon Wilhite, Hannah Pressley, Daniel Lewis, Joel Lewis, and four great-grandchildren. 

Graveside funeral services will be at FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS, 154 Garrett and McGill Drive, Poplarville, MS, 39470 on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm with military honors. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm, until 3:00 pm, Friday at First Baptist Church, 203 S Main Street, Poplarville, MS, 39470. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN.
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​Lucille West
June 21, 1941 - September 26, 2017

Mrs. Lucille Wilson West, age 76, of Union City, GA passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017. She is survived by hermother, Mildred Foster of Union City; cousins, Hank Harbin of East Point and Rebecca and Joe Berry of Clayton County. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 4 o’clock at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Those wishing may sign the online register book at The family will receive friends Saturday at 3 o’clock until the time of service at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800.

OCT 7. 03:00 PM - 04:00 PMParrott Funeral Home & Crematory
8355 Senoia Road
​Fairburn, GA, US, 30213


Memorial Service
OCT 7. 04:00 PMParrott Funeral Home & Crematory
8355 Senoia Road
Fairburn, GA, US, 30213


Johnny Hutto​
​October 12, 1937  -  August 7, 2017

Johnny Hutto passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. Johnny was a loving, caring person and a devoted mentor. His love for life will carry on in those who knew him. Mr. Hutto was born October 12, 1937 to the late Zebbie Hyrom Hutto and Julia Rosie Conort Hutto. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty McWilliams and his lifelong partner, Timothy Holmes Golden. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Hutto Pearl; sister, Janie Ann Hutto Cooksey ; son, Christopher Todd Turner (Jennifer Webster Estis); grandchildren, Preslee Jane Turner and Kynze Jayms Estis; and his dog, Tiger Hutto. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of The New Gardendale Funeral Home . Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Gardens. The service will be officiated by J. R. Finney.
Published in The Birmingham News on Aug. 11, 2017


​Edwin Metts Stafford, Jr.
May 2, 1941 - July 15, 2017

Edwin Metts Stafford, Jr. passed away peacefully on July 15, 2017. Edwin was born in Ludowici, Georgia on May 2,1941 to Edwin and Madeira Stafford and graduated in 1959 from Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, GA. Achieving his dream of flying, he completed over 300 missions in Vietnam as an Army Caribou pilot and retired as a 747 captain for Northwest Airlines. Edwin served in many roles with the Airline Pilots Association to help improve the airline pilot profession. However, he always looked to his sons as his greatest accomplishment. A great father, pilot and friend the void left by his passing is not easily filled. Edwin is survived by his wife Jean, sons Clay and Jake and their families, and sisters Ila Moody and Twila Sexton. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Contributions in the memory of Edwin can be made to: Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 ( or The Georgia Alabama Land Trust, 226 Old Ladiga Road, Piedmont, AL 36272 (
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 30, 2017

Hopper, Jimmy Clyde
​? - July 4, 2017
HOPPER, JIMMY CLYDE   of Lincoln, Alabama passed away on July 4, 2017. He is survived by his three daughters, Susan Randle (Greg) of Birmingham, Sharon Lewis (Mark) of Birmingham, and Karen Burttram (Frank) of Springville. He has six grandchildren: J. Stephen Wilson, Whitney Swartz (Ben), Bret Gray (Hannah), Casey, Helen, and Perrin Randle. One brother, Frank Hopper (Alice) and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Marion Mathena Hopper, his parents, Lester and Ima Hopper, brother, Earl Hopper, son, J. Dennis Hopper, granddaughter, Hope Randle, and two nephews, David and Jeffrey Hopper. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Pell City. Interment at Chapel of Angels Mausoleum in Valley Hill Memorial Gardens, Pell City. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to one of the following: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 4609 Martin Street S., Cropwell, AL 35054 or Lakeside Hospice, Inc., 4010 Masters Road, Pell City, AL 35128. ABanks Mortuary Directing
Published in The Birmingham News on July 7, 2017


Kay Ellen Bristol
November 20, 1943 - April 10, 2017

Ms. Kay Ellen Bristol, age 73, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. She was born November 20, 1943 in Mobile, Alabama to Eugene and Doris Kirk Bristol.
Ms. Bristol was a resident of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. She was Catholic by faith. She worked in sales in the airline and hotel industries for many years. She was a devoted mother and enjoyed spending time with her family. Her home was always the gathering place that brought everyone together. 
Ms. Bristol is preceded in death by her parents and one son, Christian Scott Bristol. 
She is survived by her three brothers, Stephen Paul Bristol of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Michael David Bristol and wife Maria of Miami, Florida, and Mark Charles Bristol and wife Jenine of Taylors, South Carolina; one sister, Jeannie Stevenson and husband Jack of Foley, Alabama; niece Erin Anthony and husband Michael of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and many other beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home; 150 East Highway 20, Freeport, Florida 32459, with Father Kevin Johnson officiating.
Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM, ( EST) , Saturday, April 22, 2017 at College Park Cemetery in College Park, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor at 1655 McGill Avenue, Mobile, Alabama 36604.
You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book @ 
Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Apr. 13, 2017.


J. William (Bill) Himmelreich​
October 11, 1929 - February 11, 2017

J. William (Bill) Himmelreich passed away on February 11, 2017, in Germantown. He was born on October 11, 1929, in Reading, Pennsylvania to Jesse Lachman Himmelreich and Eva Sattizahn Himmelreich. He is survived by his wife, Marian Junkermann Himmelreich, his children and their spouses (David and Stella Himmelreich, Eric and Denise Himmelreich, Lynn Gillcrist, and Eva and Carlo Pirani), 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. 

Bill graduated from the Ohio State University with a Master's Degree in Philosophy, served as a Major in the United States Air Force, and worked as a commercial airline pilot for over 25 years before retiring from Northwest Airlines in 1986. Bill served as President of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Memphis. Bill was an avid classical music collector, and supported the arts, including the IRIS Orchestra of Germantown. He donated his body to the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. 

A visitation in celebration of Bill's life will be held on March 25, 2017, from 10:00 until noon, in the Green Room at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road, in Germantown. In Iieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice  .
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 15, 2017

Rufus. W. "Doc" Street, Jr.
​? - February 10, 2017

Rufus W. 'Doc' Street Jr, 81, bravely and peacefully entered Heaven, with family gathered by holding his hands on February 10 at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, Collierville. Named after his father, the late Dr. Rufus Wright Street of Ripley Ms, he was dubbed 'Little Doc', later shortened to Doc, a nickname that stayed with him his whole adult life. 

The strong and solid root of the foundation of his family, his 6'4" stature lead future son-in-laws to call him a gentle giant who was always ready to go trout fishing, hunting, or run his Beagles at Clubs across the U.S. Fascinated by airplanes even as a boy, he sold tickets for $2.00 per ride and when he sold 10, he got a free ride. He could quickly assemble an intricate model airplane and even spent his lunch money on flying lessons. His interest in flying lead him to join the Marine Corps, the military branch he felt was the toughest and best trainer of pilots, after attending Mississippi State University. 

He completed the Naval Air Training Command and received designation as a Naval Aviator. Throughout his service as a USMC Captain, he piloted many aircraft while leading his Squadron in successfully landing on aircraft carriers. A commercial pilot for more than 40 years, Captain Street occupied the commanding 'left cockpit seat' first with Southern Airways, then thru mergers, with Republic, Northwest and Delta Air Lines, retiring in the early 1990's. He was a highly respected pilot, fondly known within the crew room for his willingness to share his experience with rookie First Officers, known as 'hangar flying'. 

A founding member of the Memphis Beagle Club, Doc raised and showed Field Trial Brace Beagles for more than 50 years. He was an active member of six clubs and seven Federations and served on the Board of Directors and as President. An American Kennel Club accredited judge for licensed trials and Federations, he was known for his thorough judging style and keen eye, judging more than 150 trials throughout the Brace Beagle states. He also showed his own Easy Street Beagles, finishing seven Field Champions and was the breeder of five Field Champions. An avid sports enthusiast, he loved football, basketball and baseball with special interest in NASCAR and recently 'kissed the bricks' at the Indy 500 Speedway. Doc was even recruited as a pitcher by the St. Louis Cardinals for their farm team when he was only 16 years old. He rooted his team on during the recent Super Bowl game gathered in the Den of the home where his biggest fans, daughters Kathy and Linda were raised. 'Daddy Doc' as his grand and great grandchildren called him, had the perfect style to make each feel as if they were his 'favorite'. During the final few days of his short, yet difficult battle with metastatic cancer, he continued to comfort his family saying "Our God does not make mistakes...I'm at Peace with his decision for me." 

He leaves his wife of 31 years, Trena Packer Street; two daughters: Kathy Street Bousson (Jeff), Collierville and Linda Street Greenwood (Marc), Fort Worth TX; seven grandchildren: Amanda Bousson Cantrell (Luke) and Megan Bousson Heinrich (Brett) of Collierville; Blake (Chelsea), Indianapolis and Jacob Wright, an Ole Miss freshman; Matthew Greenwood, Lyon College (AR) Sophomore; Lucas Street Greenwood, Tarleton State University (TX) Sophomore and Will Greenwood, Fort Worth. Great-grandchildren: Kate, Preston, Sam and Wright Cantrell and Cantley Heinrich; brother-in-law Don Fritchie and nephew Glenn Fritchie. He was preceded in death by parents R.W. & Malinda Willard Street; Sister Linda Fritchie, nephew Dr. John Fritchie and a grandson Ryser Street Heinrich. 

Memorials may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675 or Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, 1520 West Poplar, Collierville 38017. 

Visitation is Thursday, February 16, 5-7, Collierville Funeral Home, 534 West Poplar Ave and one hour prior of the 1pm services, Friday, February 17, at Forest Hill Baptist Church, 3645 Forest Hill Irene Road, Germantown. Interment will be at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Services entrusted to Collierville Funeral Home. Semper Fi, our tender warrior Daddy Doc, we know you now rest in peace.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Feb. 15, 2017


Marvin Allen Brewer​
​July 22, 1934 - February 1, 2017

​Marvin Allen "Pete" Brewer, 82, of Olive Branch, passed from this life Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at his home. He was born in Memphis, July 22, 1934 to the late Hugh Allen and Clytee Dunlap Brewer. Mr. Brewer was a retired Freight Manager with Delta Airlines, a member of Olive Branch Oak Grove Lodge and the Olive Branch Shrine Club. Mr. Brewer was preceded in death by his wife, Ann C. Brewer, in 2005. He is survived by two sons; Marty Brewer (Juanita), Allen Brewer; a sister, Margarette Murphy; three grandchildren, Colby Sappington, Lane Brewer and Baylee Brewer. The family will receive friends from 11am - 2pm, Saturday, February 4, 2017 with Funeral Services at 2pm at Brantley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children Hospital. Online condolences and memorial contributions can be made at


James C. Stewart
November 24, 1929 - November 17, 2016

James C. Stewart, 86, of Climax, GA, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Hatchett and Rev. Conard Hatfield officiating. A private interment will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to: Gentiva Hospice, 432 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819 or Cedar Grove Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 247, Climax, GA 39834. James C. Stewart was born November 24, 1929 in Fowlstown, GA, the son of John Harvey Stewart and Mellie Mae Lambert Stewart. James was a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church and a member of the Climax Community Club. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. James married the love of his life, Pauline Hatfield in 1959. He retired as an airline mechanic in 1993. Being a farmer James naturally wanted to make sure everyone had something to eat which included sharing from the abundance in his garden to helping with Ham & Egg suppers at Cedar Grove Cemetery and the ever famous fish fries. When he wasn't volunteering his time you could find him fishing unless a NASCAR race had the track hot. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Pauline Stewart; his children, Sandra Rogers and her husband, Gary, Deirdre Chatham and her husband, Greg, and Paula Stewart ; his sisters, Florence Boyett and Annette Lowery; his 7 grandchildren, Rebekah, Sarah, Rachel, Isaac, Camden, Kara, and Cael; and 1 great-grandchild, Hunter and many nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Estelle Wade, John Henry Stewart, Dot Perry, Harvey Edward Stewart and Edith Harvey.


​Donald Akin Wallace
June 14, 1942 - November 14, 2016

Mr. Donald Akin Wallace, age 74, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, November 14, 2016. He was born on June 14, 1942 in Murry, KY. Mr. Wallace proudly served in the United States Air Force. He later retired from Northwest Airlines. He enjoyed traveling, especially in motor homes and playing golf. Donald was very good with his hands, building an airplane, restoring several European antique cars and woodworking. Preceding him in death are his parents, Ralph and Ruth Wallace. Surviving him is his wife Rebecca Wallace; daughters and sons-in-laws Laura and Vincent Bass and Carolyn and Brian Kilby; brothers and sisters-in-laws Robert and Martha Wallace, David and LuAnn Wallace and Carey and Cheryl Wallace; uncle Lynn Wallace; grandchildren Callie Bass, Wallace Bass, Dax Kilby and Brooks Kilby as well as numerous other nephews, nieces and other family members. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald’s honor to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067, The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 1 until 2 o’clock pm. A dedication of life service will follow in the Rosehaven Chapel. Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Ave., Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246.


Ray M. Buck,Jr.
November 26, 1933 - September 21, 2016

Captain Ray M. Buck, Jr., was born November 26, 1933, in Wilmington, NC to parents Ray & Laurita Buck. After attending New Hannover High School, Ray graduated from Clemson A&M (now Clemson University), with a commission in the US Air Force. He later returned to the family farm, but flying remained his passion. In 1965, Ray began flying for Southern Airways, which later became Republic and then Northwest. Aside from family, nothing brought Ray more joy than sharing his love of flying. Whether it was taking kids on their first plane ride with the Young Eagles, instructing a pilot in training, or flying a commercial airliner, Ray was always ready. Not just a pilot, Ray was also an Elder of the Fayette Presbyterian Church, where he taught Sunday School and Bible class, as well as a boy scout and cub scout leader, and an active member in 2 chapters of EAA. Ray is survived by his wife of 61 years, Norma; his children Lynn and Ray; his grandchildren Mitch, Ryan, Sarah, Laura, Hannah and Jessee; and great-grandchildren, Carson, Preston, and Caitlin. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 26, 2016, at 2:00PM, at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. John Westlund and Dr. Alex Moses officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00PM at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army,


J. W. Doster 
March 29, 1922 - July 19, 2016

J. W. Doster, age 94, passed away July 19, 2016. He was born March 29, 1922 in Athens, GA. He attended school in Athens and enlisted in the Navy in 1942. He was a WWII Veteran. He contributed his long career to the Navy's training in aviation. He was one of the first employees of Southern Airways. His career took him from Athens, GA to Bainbridge, GA and Ft. Rucker, AL for Test and Development for Helicopters. After retiring from Republic Airlines in 1981, he formed a contract group and worked for most of the new airlines formed in Atlanta and others across the U. S. He was a charter member of the Johnson Drive Baptist Church in Athens, GA. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Peachtree City. He was a Master Mason and member of the Blue Lodge and a Shriner. J. W. was preceded in death by his wife Mary Helen Burt Doster; parents Grady and Pauline Doster; sister Doris Mize; brother R. F. Doster; and niece Donna Mize. He is survived by daughter Sandra Pruitt and husband Harris; son Robert Doster; four grandchildren Nancy Pruitt McPherson and husband Patrick, Kristy Pruitt Hardage and husband Chad, Kyle Doster, and Erica Doster; four great-grandchildren Caroline and Nolan McPherson, and Amelia and Abigail Hardage; nephews Ronald Mize and James Doster; and niece Carol Mize Foster. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Mowell Funeral Home in Peachtree City. Rev. J. W. Wallis will officiate. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the funeral home. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Hope Center Memory Care in Fayetteville, Southern Grace Hospice, and to Heritage of Peachtree City for the continued love and care they gave him after the loss of his beloved wife Helen eight years prior to his death and with his battle with Parkinson's Disease. Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City.


Claude William Allen
? - June 27, 2016

Claude William Allen, age 95 of Canton, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 from complications of a heart attack. He was a WWII fighter pilot and a retired captain at Republic Airlines. The family will receive friends at Darby Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. The funeral will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2016 AT 10:30a.m. from the chapel at Darby Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery. He is preceded in death by his 1st wife Barbara Allen, 2nd wife Elaine Allen, son Dave Allen, brother Dalton Allen, and sister Clara Rivers. He is survived by his son, Lee (Aurea) Allen of Fayetteville, his stepson, Edward (Schynell) Bragg of Chattanooga, TN., and his stepdaughter, Susan Arp of Canton. Four grandchildren also survive and many nephews and nieces too numerous to name. The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.


Jerald Douglas Davis
? - June 23, 2016

Jerald Douglas Davis, 73, of Sparta, GA, died peacefully in his home in Clarkston, GA. Thursday, June 23, 2016. Jerald was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a Hapeville Firefighter. He retired from Republic Airlines and then once again as Owner of Blue Awards in Hapeville. In his spare time he was a Past Worshipful Master of the Masonic Hapeville Lodge 590, F&AM; Major of the Provost Guard Yaraab Shrine Temple, Secretary Treasurer of the Northeast Shrine Provost, Chairman of the Lake Sinclair Property Owners Association and distribution manager of the Hancock County Review newspaper. He enjoyed many activities including boating, fishing, camping, adventuring, oil painting, sewing, model ship making, building cabinets (plus an entire house), and of course - kareoke! He is survived by his wife, Kathy Davis; children, Alan Davis, Michele Runge & Bruce Belden, Samantha Runge & Ken Lawrence; grandchilden, Alexander Lawrence, Gracelynn Lawrence; brother, Stephen & Barbara Davis; sisters, Winona Horne, Anita Paden, Patricia Esparza. A Masonic Rites Service will be held at the Donehoo-Lewis Funeral Home chapel in Hapeville, GA at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 27th. Interment will follow at the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park, GA. The family requests that those desiring to send flowers send growing plants, so that Jerald's memory lives on in them. The family will receive friends Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour at Donehoo-Lewis Funeral Home 404-761-2171. Jerald loved life and lived every day to the fullest. There were no fewer than 5 projects in progress at any given time (currently - boat remodel, argo restoration, king size quilt creation, dog coats in process and twenty model ship hulls). He may have met his end, but his projects never will. If you're reading this you meant the world to him so if you have any stories or memories you would like to share, please comment below. I would love to hear them!
Kathy Davis - his wife and best friend


Lamon Jack Gramling Pruitt
May 12, 1934 - May 21, 2016

Lamon Gramling Pruitt, also known as Jack, passed away on May 22, 2016 at the age of 82. He was a native of Centre, AL and long-time resident of Smyrna, GA. 
Mr. Pruitt was married to the late Jeanette McElwee Pruitt for 43 years and is survived by one daughter, Donna Pruitt Snead, son-in-law Charles Snead, one grandson Brian Snead, and one great-grandson. In addition, he is survived by his beloved companion Betty Love, and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Pruitt retired from Northwest Airlines after 34 years as an aircraft mechanic. He also served 26 years in the Navy, including 2 years aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea and retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1978. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve, the Greater Atlanta Ostomy Association, Smyrna American Legion Post 160, and the Nelms Masonic Lodge #323. In addition, Mr. Pruitt was an active volunteer with WellStar Cobb Hospital for more than 20 years and also a member of Smyrna First Baptist Church. Mr. Pruitt loved his family and friends and enjoyed helping others. His positive attitude, joyful smile, ability to tell a story, and his steadfast loyalty to those he loved will be sorely missed. Services will be held at Carmichael Funeral Home, 2950 King Street, Smyrna, GA at 1 PM on Wednesday, May 25 with Dr. Jeff Pennington, Rev. Phil Miller, and Chaplain Raymond Coffman officiating. Burial will follow in the Veterans section of Georgia Memorial Cemetery in Smyrna. The family will receive friends from 5 PM until 7 PM on Tuesday and from 11 AM until service time on Wednesday.


​John E. Vaughn
? - May 13, 2016

John E. "Teenie Bug" Vaughn, 81, of Lewisburg, MS, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at his home. Mr. Vaughn was a US National Guard Veteran and was retired from Delta Airlines. He was a dedicated cattle farmer and was always a faithful caretaker of his parents. Mr. Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence R. Vaughn and Mary Elizabeth Evans Vaughn, one brother, Cecil Vaughn, and one sister, Carlene Vaughn. He is survived by two nieces and three nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 1pm untl the service begins at 2pm, all at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654. Interment will follow in Boggan Cemetery.


Ruth Elaine Christmas
? - April 29, 2016

Ruth Elaine Christmas - TWIN CITY - Memorial services for Ruth Elaine Christmas, 69, of Twin City will be announced and held at a later date at the Twin City Cemetery. She died Friday, April 29, 2016 in Marietta. Mrs. Ruth Elaine Christmas, was born in Jesup to Ruby Louise Whetsell and the late John E. Whetsell. She was a 1963 graduate of Emanuel county institute and a 1967 graduate of Georgia Southern. Whetsell recently retired from Delta Airlines after 40 years. She had a beautiful smile and contagious laugh, and she was always willing to help anyone who needed her. Whetsell was loved by so many, and she loved and worked so hard for her Lord. She will be missed by so many. Christmas was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Parker and Ruby Kicklighter of Glennville, and a niece Jody Ann Whetsell, and a sister, Ruby Laraine Whetsell. Survivors include her mother, Ruby Louise Whetsell of Twin City; brother, John Wayne Whetsell of Twin City; two nephews, John E. Whetsell II and John Wayne Whetsell Jr. of Twin City. Savannah Morning News May 7, 2016 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at


Eugene M. Wickkiser
January 27, 1921 - April 27, 2016

Eugene M. "Red" Wickkiser, age 95, passed away Wednesday, April 27 2016, in Bellingham, Washington. Born in Walnut, Illinois on January 27 1921, raised on a 40 acre farm in Long Point, Illinois, oldest son of Harry and Vera (Wolfe) Wickkiser. Red joined the Illinois Army National Guard in high school and was called up at the start of World War II. While training with the infantry in the swamps of Louisiana, he thought it might be more fun to fly airplanes. He requested and qualified for Army Air Corps flight school and ended up Pilot in Command of B17 Bombers based in England. Completed 25 missions into Europe before the war ended. He later flew in the Berlin Airlift, and in the Korean War and received the rank of Major before being Honorable Discharged. Returning to civilian life, Red was hired by Transocean Airlines out of Oakland, California to fly for Iranian Airlines based in Tehran, Iran between 1953 and 1956. Following the contract in Iran, he flew Trans-Pacific Charter and scheduled service between Oakland, Hawaii, and the Orient. In 1960, he took a flying job for Southern Airlines based in Atlanta, Georgia, eventually becoming Assistant Chief Pilot in Memphis, Tennessee. He retired from Southern in the late 70's and moved to Port Orchard, Washington. While in Memphis, Red became a pleasure boat enthusiast, taking his progressively larger houseboats on the Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Ohio and Chicago Rivers as well as excursions on the Gulf Coast, and eventually on Hood Canal and Puget Sound waters. One of his retirement occupations in Port Orchard was driving the Kitsap Airporter to SeaTac Airport. During layovers at SeaTac he met Hank Brown who owned the Direct Transit shuttle service that operated between Bellingham and SeaTac. In 1985, at 64 years old Red bought the one van, two trips a day business from Hank and started his new career as successful business owner and Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, also on his business card he listed accomplishments as “Retired Airline Captain, Transportation Executive, Boat Captain, Buyer & Seller of Fine Automobiles, Lover of Women, Connoisseur of Fine Wine, Professional Intuitive Fractionator and Computer Bug & Glitch Finder”. Following retirement from Airporter Shuttle, Red lived in Vancouver, Washington and was the best friend and companion of Joy Porterfield. At 80 years old he owned and safely flew a 1964 Cessna 150, without benefit of current FAA physical or license. "I know how to fly an airplane." He was fiercely independent and had no fear. You’re free of those earthly bounds now Captain, off you go, into the wild blue yonder! Red is survived by his son, Larry and daughter-in-law Charlotte of Ferndale, Washington; sister, Doris Ragusa of Streator, Illinois and numerous nieces, nephews, and close friend Marilyn Gran. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Peggy; grandson Jesse; brother, Wally; sister, Ruth Wergen and his parents. Special thanks to the staff at Highgate Senior Living of Bellingham; Hospice of Whatcom County, and Peace Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center. No service is planned at this time. Memorial Donations may be made to Hospice of Whatcom County, 2800 Douglas AV, Bellingham, WA 98225. Charitable donations may be made to: Whatcom Hospice House, 2800 Douglas Avenue, Bellingham WA 98225.


Ronald Jack Beaty
? - April 26, 2016

Ronald Jack ‘Popi’ Beaty, aged 86 years old, passed April 2, 2016, at home.
Born in Lamont, Fla., Jack was a farmer at heart - buying his first farm before 30 - and an airplane mechanic by trade. He served in the military during the Korean conflict then spent some time in Atlanta before marrying his sweetheart Audrey in 1961. After 20 years moving around the Southeast, Jack and Audrey made Fayetteville their home, and both would spend their final years in Fayetteville. Jack was the epitome of a strong, but loving American guy. He understood the meaning and value of hard work, and tried to instill this into his children and grandchildren. Pop was also an affectionate and caring husband, father, uncle and grandfather who would always grab the opportunity to show someone attention. His values were simple but meaningful, and that is the legacy he leaves behind. Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife Audrey, parents Kenneth and Gladys, brothers Ken and Hilton, sister Mary Evelyn, children Nancy Vickers and James DeShayes, and grandson Brandon Doty. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Blair Doty (Eric) and grandchildren Heather, Asher and Joseph; his son Thomas DeShayes and grandson Lance; his son John DeShayes and granddaughters Marie and Jean; his sister-in-law Carol and sister-in-law Marie Beaty. A memorial service will be held at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church in Lamont on Saturday, April 30, 2016, followed by a private interment at Walker Cemetery.00 until 7:00 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-964-4800.


Betty Joyce Durrett
July 14, 1939 - April 24, 2016

Mrs. Betty Joyce Durrett, age 76, of Palmetto, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Perry Durrett, Jr. and is survived by her sons, Randall Durrett of Palmetto, Philip Durrett and his wife, Patty of Hiram, John David Durrett and his wife, Becky of Fairburn; grandchildren, Jacqueline Durrett Howard and her husband, Kyle, Melissa Durrett, John Philip Durrett; brother, Harvey “Gene” Parrott of Fairburn. A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11 o’clock in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Bobo and Rev. Jeff Merritt officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Ramah Baptist Church, 502 Ramah Rd., Palmetto, GA 30268. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-964-4800.


Patricia Lowry
? - March 29, 2016

Patricia Lowry, Southern Reservations, passed away March 29, 2016.


​Jesse DeWayne Hill
April 12, 1939 - March 18, 2016

Jesse DeWayne Hill, 76, of Germantown, TN passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Violet Hill and a daughter, Deborah Hill. Mr. Hill is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary Jo Hill, two children, Kim Howell (Coburn) and Janet Howe (Chad) and four grandchildren, Lana Howe, Jessie Howe, Evie Howell and Brock Howell. Mr. Hill served in the US Army and went on to work and retire as a Captain of Southern Airways, Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines. He was a member of Germantown Baptist Church. Mr. Hill was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. The family will receive friends and relatives on Monday, March 21st from 12-2pm with the funeral at 2pm at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119. The burial will take place on Wednesday, March 23, at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Gallant, AL. Memorial Contributions can be made to Germantown Baptist Church.


Alton Owen Allen
May 28, 1940 - March 17, 2016

Alton Owen Allen, age 75, of McDonough, GA died Thursday, March 17, 2016. He was born in Valdosta, GA to the late Charles Lewis and Hettie Oakley Allen. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Charles R. Allen, Thomas N. Allen, Harold Loyd Allen and sister, Julia R. Storey. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, McDonough. Mr. Allen is survived by his wife, Donna Allen, McDonough, GA; daughter, Hollie Shepard, McDonough, GA; grandson, Will Shepard, McDonough, GA; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Rick Maeser officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 3:00-4:00pm at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association in Georgia, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080 or


William "Bill" Byrnes
? - February 20, 2016

William “Bill” Byrnes, 80, (born in Superior,WI) of Fayetteville passed away February 20, 2016. Mr. Byrnes was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church of Fayetteville; he also served his country in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Sandy Byrnes; son and daughter- in- law, Scott & Micki Byrnes; granddaughter, Sophia Byrnes; and brother, Richard, and sister-in-law, Karyn Byrnes. The family will receive friends Monday, February 22, 2016, from 5:00 to7:00 PM at Carl J. Mowell and Son Fayetteville Chapel with a Rosary service beginning at 7:00 PM. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 25, 2016, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Fayetteville, GA, with Father Michael McWhorter as Celebrant. The family requests donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at 152 Antioch RD. Fayetteville, GA. 30215. 


Cindee Waters
December 2, 1955 - February 19, 2016

Cindee Waters was born on December 2, 1955 in Statesboro, Georgia. She died in her Brunswick home on February 19, 2016. She traveled extensively, decorated beautifully and loved enthusiastically. Cindee embraced everything she encountered and gave generously of herself to all. She was never afraid to fail in order to achieve. Her creativity was boundless, as she went from flight attendant, to pine tree farmer to antique collector. Cindee displayed her architectural creativity beautifully in the construction and design of her proudest accomplishment, her home, which she named Pinemarsh. Cindee is survived by her mother, Margaret Waters of Brunswick, brother, Andy Waters of Shellman Bluff, niece, Joy Waters Wilkinson (Scott) of Bellville, nephew, Joe Waters of Shellman Bluff, great nephew Aiden Wilkinson and great nieces Harper and Taylor Wilkinson all of Bellville, special cousin, Teresa Anderson (Andy) of St. Simons and her partner, Betsy Stafford. She was preceded in death by her father, Eustis (J.E.) Waters and nephew, Jim Waters.
A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1:00pm on the marsh at her home. Low Country Cremation Services and Burial is serving the Waters family.


Harold F. Andrews
? - February 13, 2016

Harold F. Andrews, age 73, GTR and MEM ESE, passed away on February 13, 2016, in Horn Lake, MS. Visitation: Thursday, February 18, 12:30 - 2 p.m. Burial service follows. Forest hill Funeral Home South


Whitney A. Coulon, Jr.
? - February 11, 2016

Whitney A. Coulon, Jr. passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the age of 94. He was a wonderful brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather who was generous, kind and loving to his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and to the end of his days could make people smile, which was one of his gifts to the world. He is survived by his son, Whitney A. Coulon, III; his grandchildren, Whitney “Chip” A. Coulon, IV, Sean-Paul Coulon, Zane Coulon, Olivia Coulon, Sophia Coulon, and Rhett Coulon; seven great grandchildren, Whitney “Quinten” A. Coulon V, Ethan Coulon, Connelly Coulon, Liam Coulon, Isabelle Coulon, Teagan Coulon, and Sean-Luc Coulon; his brother, Melvin Coulon; and his sister, Marion Woniger. Whit graduated from Berman High School at 15 and attended LSU where he graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1941. He played trumpet for the LSU Fighting Tiger Band while at LSU. He was a military veteran who served during WWII as a naval flight instructor and fighter pilot on the carrier USS Ranger. He was a retired airline pilot captain and in his long career flew with TWA, Southern, Republic and Northwest Airlines. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until service time. Internment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.


H. Nathan Ward
? - January 25, 2016

Mr. Ward passed away on January 25, 2016 at NE Alabama Regional Medical Center. Mr. Ward was born in Graham, Ala. He graduated from Bowdon (GA) High School in 1942. He worked for a time driving a gas truck for Standard Oil in Randolph County. This is where he met his future wife, Stella, the daughter of one of his customers. Mr. Ward began his career in 1955 in accounting for Southern Airways in Atlanta. During the following 25 years, he worked through several mergers in the airline industry and eventually retired in 1980 from Northwest Airlines. He and Stella moved to Anniston and made it their home for 35 years. They became faithful members of McCoy United Methodist Church. He joined the Masons in April 1944 at the Heaton Lodge #354 in Graham. He became a Shriner at the Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta in December 1958. He was devoted to these organizations, the JSU Gamecocks and the Alabama Crimson Tide. He enjoyed gardening and working in his flower beds. Mr. Ward is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Stella Ward; his parents, Henry C. Ward and Addie Lee Stephens Ward; and five brothers. He is survived by his daughter, Sheryl Hightower and her husband, David, of Anniston and Atlanta; a brother, Norman Ward and his wife, Windy, of Bowdon, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews who he loved very much. The funeral service for Mr. Nathan Ward, of Anniston will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs with the Reverend Steve McGinnis officiating. Burial will follow at Big Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, 14985 County Road 65, Roanoke, Ala. The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Big Springs Baptist Church, PO Box 1312, Roanoke, AL 36274. Online condolences may be made to the family at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 231-2334


Jerry Donald McEver Sr.
November 8, 1934 - December 20, 2015

Mr. Jerry Donald McEver Sr., age 81, of Young Harris, GA passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2015 following a brief illness. Jerry was born on November 08, 1934 to the late James and Edith (Pollard) McEver in Acworth, GA. He attended and finished school at the Berry Academy School for Boys. He was employed by Southern Airways which became Republic which became Northwest airways. He then retired from Delta. Jerry loved music and was a member of Atlanta Peachtree Chorus, Marietta Big Chicken Chorus, and High Country Harmonizers. He was a member of Riverdale Masonic Lodge #107 and Airport Toastmasters. Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Elaine Clark McEver; son, Jerry Donald McEver Jr.; granddaughters, Ansley McEver Carney and Jerrica Lynn McEver; great grandchild Avery Noelle Graham; nieces and nephews Michael Radford, Sandy Richards, Greg Clark and Susan Gaskin. A memorial service will be held on January 03, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hiawassee United Methodist Church with Rev. Sam Hamby officiating. The family will have a reception following the service. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Almost There, Inc. P.O. Box 343 Young Harris, GA 30582 or Hiawassee United Methodist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 609 Hiawassee, GA 30546. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA in charge of arrangements. 


Dale Alan Womack
December 9, 1959 - December 17, 2015

Dale Alan Womack, age 57 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Dec. 17, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel T. Womack, Sr. and son, Grant Thomas Womack. Survived by wife, Carol Bevels Womack of Franklin, Tenn.; daughter, Claire Womack of Franklin, TN; mother, Dorothy "Dottie" Workman Womack of Harrison, Tenn.; brother, Samuel "S.T." (Lynn) Womack, Jr. of Morrison, Colo.; sister in-law, Paula (Earl) Thomas of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and nieces and nephews, Katherine & Laura Womack and Kate, Ben and Abby Thomas.Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, Chris Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Williamson Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alive Hospice or the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration ( Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 615-794-2289.


Gloria Jeanne McCullar
February 4, 1942 - December 15, 2015

Gloria Jeanne McCullar, 73, died Friday December 11, 2015 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was born February 4, 1942 in Jackson, TN the daughter of the late E. I. McCullar and Frances Snow McCullar. Gloria was a flight attendant for over 40 years flying with Southern Airlines, Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines. The first DC-9 flight into Jackson Gloria was selected to be a part of the crew. She loved flying and her country music musician friends she made throughout her life. She is survived by many family members she loved very much, two brothers, Glenn McCullar and wife Gail, Mike McCullar and wife Linda both of Jackson, TN, Nephew, Mark McCullar and wife Kelly, three nieces, Tracy Askew and husband Buddy, Lisa Harrison and husband Barry, Kim Robinson and husband J. R., seven Great Nephews, James McCullar, Justin Wright and wife Tayna, Patrick Wright and wife Joann, Trent Harrison, Jake Harrison, Hunter Clemmons, Adam Webb and wife Leia, Chase Robinson, three Great Nieces, Chelsea Clemmons, Miranda Robinson, Becky Cederquist and husband Eric, five Great Great Nephews, Landon Wright, Ryder Wright, Skylar Webb, Gage Webb, Tyler Cederquist, and one Great Great Niece, Jenny Cederquist.

SERVICES: Memorial services will be held Tuesday December 15, 2015 at 6:00PM in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors with Rev. Lonnie Sanders officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 4:00 until 6:00PM prior to the service.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the charity of the donor's choice .

Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305. 731.668.1111. www.arringtonfuneral

​Paul Thomas Gallimore
January 2, 1949 - November 23, 2015

Paul Thomas Gallimore, 66, of Nesbit, MS passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 after a long fight with his illness. Paul, born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, served as a Navy Seabee during Vietnam. After an honorable discharge, Paul devoted 40 years as an equipment service employee to Southern Airways, Republic Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines before retiring in 2011. Paul was a caring husband, father, and "paw-paw" and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and best four-legged friend, Scooby. He was an avid "fixer-upper" and everyone's "go-to" man. Paul is survived by his wife Janet, daughter Samantha, step-daughter Savanna, and son-in-law Chris; Grandchildren Myles, Maisie, Madison, and Emily; siblings Richard, John, Robert, Virginia, Peggy, and Ralph. A funeral service will be ministered by Rev. Wayne Marshall at the Hernando Funeral Home, 2285 Hwy. 51, Hernando, MS, on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 5pm; visitation will be held 3pm-5pm. Hernando Funeral Home. (662) 429-5260
Jana Christine Crumbliss
January 3, 1948 - November 16, 2015

Jana Christine Crumbliss, aged 67, of Collierville passed away Monday, November 16, 2015. Jana was born and raised in Marked Tree, AK. Jana spent some of her happiest years as a flight attendant for Southern Airways where she met her husband. In 1988, Jana's gigawatt smile never left her face during her time as Cotton Carnival Princess in the Krewe of Ptah. However, Jana's greatest joy and the center of her life was motherhood; she raised a beautiful, talented daughter, Tara Christine Crumbliss, who preceded Jana in death in 2012. Jana had a personality as bright as the sun and touched all of those that knew her with her generous heart. She is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Daniel Crumbliss, her sister, her brother and many other family members who will miss her dearly. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 19 at 2 pm, the family will receive friends prior to service beginning at 1 pm all at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Poplar Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to JDRF at
Herbert Franklin Stubbs
March 15, 1943 - November 15, 2015

Mr. Herbert Franklin Stubbs, age 72 of Griffin, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Spalding Regional Hospital. Mr. Stubbs was born in Griffin, Georgia on March 15, 1943. He is preceded in death by his parents, Erma Stubbs and Ruby Waldrup Stubbs. Mr. Stubbs was retired from Northwest Air Lines and a member of Highland Baptist Church. After his retirement, Mr. Stubbs was employed with Walmart. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Peeples Stubbs; daughter, Laurie Ann Stubbs; step children, Bruce Darren Davis, Tara D. Phipps, Colby M. Bell, Jordan M. Bell and wife, Nicole; step grandchildren, Zach, McKenzie, Leyton, Zoie, Cora, Colton; brothers, Wendell Stubbs, Danny Stubbs; sisters, Carol Bunn, Thalia Beck; several nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mr. Herbert F. Stubbs will be on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home.
Calvin W. Knox
March 12, 1937 - November 2, 2015

Calvin Whit Knox age 78 of Forest Park passed away Monday, November 2, 2015. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro and he retired from Northwest Airlines. He is survived by wife: Annette Knox; children: Mychelle Merritt of Wichita Falls, TX, and Beverly Szalankiewicz (John) of Palmetto, GA; brother: Bobby Knox (Diane) of Albany, GA; and grandchildren: Joshua, Jordan, Heather, Brittany, Christie, Michael, and Eric. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Thursday November 5, 2015 in the Chapel of Ford Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Herman Wike will officiate. Burial to follow at Spring Hill Cemetery, Ellenwood, GA. Family will receive friends from 4-6 PM, Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700.
Robert E. Watson
? - September 18, 2015

We covet your prayers. Robert E. Watson left his earthly home Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 to be with his Heavenly Father. Services will be Sunday,Sept. 20 at 3:30 with visitation at 2:30 at Harmony Baptist Church, 28960 Hwy. 15 N. Walnut, Ms. 38683, telephone 662-808-1846. Dr. Ron Mitchell pastor and Dr. Malcolm McDow of Arlington, Texas, former pastor of Cherry Road Baptist Church will be presiding. Memorials may be made to the church or to the charity of your choice.
Gordon David Lewis
June 1, 1948 - September 14, 2015

Gordon David Lewis, age 67 of Seymour, TN passed away Monday September 14, 2015. He was a 1966 graduate of South High School where he played football and was in the chorus. David retired from Northwest Airlines. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Joshua Lewis-Jones; parents, Gordon Wiley and Cora Jean (Moxley) Lewis; brother, Richard Lewis; and sister, Peggy Williams. Survivors: Wife of 47 years: Gloria Lewis. Daughters and sons-in-law: Kim Jones and husband John, Holli Keith and husband Joe. Grandchildren: Christopher Lewis-Jones, Jacob Lewis-Jones, Patrick and Jacob Jones. Nephew: Skip Lewis. Brother-in-law: Gordon Williams. Graveside service with interment 11:30AM Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7PM Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Ct., Seymour, TN 37865 (865) 577-2807. Online condolences may be made at
James A. Thomas
? 1932 - September 13, 2015

THOMAS, James A., of Morrow, passed away on September 13, 2015. Services will be held in the chapel at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will be accepting friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5pm-8pm. He is survived by his sons, Raymond Patterson (Beverly) of Evans, Richard Thomas of Morrow, and Mike Thomas (Carla) of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Kevin Patterson, Melissa McGinnis, Lindsey Thomas, and Matthew Thomas; great grandchildren, Hayden Patterson, William McGinnis, Carter McGinnis, and Samuel McGinnis. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Ga., 770-961-2828 in charge of arrangements.

William Robert Drinkwater
August 25, 1932 - August 22, 2015

William Robert Drinkwater, 82, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Medley officiating. Interment will be at Oak City Cemetery with his cousins and nephews serving as active pallbearers. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Ivey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 155, Bainbridge, GA 39818. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Mr. Drinkwater was born August 25, 1932 in Bainbridge, GA, the son of Roy Lee Drinkwater and Lydia Edith Stevens Drinkwater. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, studied for a time at Georgia Southwestern College and received his associates degree from Clayton State College. Mr. Drinkwater served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He worked for many years with the predecessors of Delta Airlines as a technical engineer and mechanic. Because of his career choice he was fascinated with the SR71 Blackbird and how this magnificent aircraft would write and change history. Mr. Drinkwater was an avid reader of current events and had a vast knowledge of history and economics. It was known that Bill would do extensive research before taking action on anything. Mr. Drinkwater was a member of First Baptist Church, Bainbridge, GA. Survivors include his wife, Erva Myrl Hodges Drinkwater of Bainbridge, GA; his sister Saralyn D. Swicord and her husband, J.B. Swicord of Bainbridge, GA; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Robert Allen Drinkwater.
Joe Thomas Copeland
March 9, 1925 - July 7, 2015

Joe Thomas Copeland, 90, of Collierville, TN, passed away July 7, 2015. He was a WW II veteran of the United States Army. His service to his country led him to his passion of flying; and he later became a commercial pilot with Southern Airways / Republic Airlines, retiring after a 34 year career. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Icie Henderson Copeland; his wife Florence Killingsworth Copeland; two sons, Jeffrey Copeland and Freddie Copeland; two grandchildren, Jeff Copeland and Tony Chessor. He is survived by three daughters, Jill Copeland, Crystal Copeland and Kathy (Tim) Coates; two sons, Tommy (Carolyn) Copeland and Jock (Jhoni) Copeland; eight grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, July 13 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM with funeral services following at 2:00 PM; all in the chapel of Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. The family requests memorials to be made to Germantown Baptist Church Worship Arts Ministry.
James John Cerniglia
December 14, 1942 - July 1, 2015

Mr. James John “Jim” Cerniglia, age 73 , of Lavonia, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at his home. Born December 14, 1942, in Hackensac, NJ. He was the son of the late James John Cerniglia, Jr. and Josephine (Peraino) Cerniglia. He was a veteran of the US Navy and graduate of the University of Miami. Mr. Cerniglia was Director of Flight Operations for Delta Airlines. He is survived by his wife: Catherine (Cox) “Kay” Cerniglia. Mr. Cerniglia’s request was to be cremated and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date at Lake Hartwell and in Florida.
Margaret Stanley Kinnett
December 10, 1928 - June 27, 2015

Margaret "Maggie" Stanley Kinnett, 86, of Williamson, formerly of East Point, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Maggie was a retired Reservations Specialist for Southern Airways, Republic Airlines, and Northwest Airlines, finishing her career in Tampa, Florida. She was a charter member of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church, and after marrying her late husband Clyde Kinnett, they were longtime members of East Point Christian Church. Maggie is survived by her children, Susan & Neal McLeod, Stan & Treva Kinnett, Steve & Barbara Kinnett, and Scott & Linda Kinnett; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30th at Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church, 1150 Jefferson Avenue, East Point, Georgia 30344, with remains placed in state at 12 Noon. Reverend Darwin Caldwell and Pastor Chris Anderson will officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Over & Above Fund of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at Donehoo-Lewis Funeral Home, Hapeville. 404-761-2171.
Leonard B. Paslay
July 24, 1949 - May 25, 2015

Leonard B. (Chip) Paslay, 65, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2015. He is survived by his sister, Judy Ann Birkholz (Ray), and his brother, Burney Paslay (Nancy). He also leaves behind a grandson, Carter Paslay. He was preceded by his wife, Carolyn Smith Paslay, and son, Leonard Bruce “Chuck” Paslay III. Chip spent his entire life in Memphis serving his family, friends and city. Chip overcame the loss of his wife, Carolyn Smith who died suddenly leaving their 8-year-old son, Chuck, for Chip to raise. Chip entered Chuck’s world in the capacity of Soccer Coach, Sunday school teacher and Boy Scout Leader and Officer, which he continued serving until recently. Chip also became a Mason in the mid 1970’s and continued serving until death, reaching their highest potential in the state of TN. Chip was a strong believer in Jesus Christ who he credited his ability to overcome adversity in his life, even in the loss of his only son, Chuck, to a premature death. Chip’s friendship, sense of humor and dedication will be remembered and cherished. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The Service will be Monday, June 1 at 11:30 a.m.
Robert Trombley
? - April 20, 2015

Robert "Bob" Trombley, Mechanic for North Central Airlines, Republic Airlines & Northwest Airlines passed Monday April 20, 2015, just three days after having his gall bladder removed. In January Bob had a triple bypass operation. The doctors gave him clearance to have the gall bladder surgery.

I talked to Bob's wife, Joy, today and they are in Florida at the present time. They plan to have Bob cremated and sometime this summer they will have a memorial service in Georgia. If you would like to get in touch with Joy here is her information: Joy Trombley, 2937 Harold Dean Dr., Marietta, Ga. 30066. Phone: 678-592-9628. Email:

James Moseman
? - April 4, 2015

I'm very saddened today by the passing of my cousin, James "Rusty" Moseman, at age 68 of Hernando, MS. He was a great guy and we were very close. Originally from East Point, GA, he was a star football player for, as well as a graduate of the Russell High School Class of 1965. Rusty took me to my first Atlanta Braves game, and my first MLB game for my 13th birthday in 1966. He was also a U.S. Navy Veteran, and later retired from Northwest Airlines after thirty-seven years of service. During my working jaunts to Memphis and the surrounding area up and down the Mississippi Delta, Rusty would accompany me to my gigs and pilgrimages through the land where the Blues began. The first photo shown here was taken in Tutweiler, MS, at the location where W.C. Handy, while waiting for a train back in 1903, first heard a gentleman playing what later became known as Bottleneck Slide Guitar. He said "it was the strangest sound I ever heard". Handy later documented what he heard that night, creating what would later be known as a musical style called the Blues. Rusty, along with his wife, Maryellen Moseman, would always welcome me, along with my band members, to make their home a regular stop on my tours heading out west and back. They are also avid animal lovers, and in turn, Jolie and I will make a donation to the DeSoto County, MS Animal Shelter, in memory of my cousin, James "Rusty" Moseman. There will be no funeral or memorial service, but his ashes will be spread around his eleven acres in Hernando, MS, a place where he was always at peace and will continue to be. I, along with the rest of my family, will greatly miss Rusty, a kind and unassuming guy who was always thankful for what he had and where he came from. Telling you briefly about who he was just seemed like the right thing to do today. Happy Easter - Roger Wilson
Graydon Hall
March 26, 1921 - March 2, 2015

Graydon "Papa" Graydon Hall passed peacefully Monday, March 2, 2015 at The Acosta Rua Center for Caring in Jacksonville, FL. The son of J. Graydon Hall and Dovie Granade Hall, Graydon was born in Birmingham, Alabama on March 26, 1921, a birthday that he shared with his beloved wife, (Cindy) Eleanor Anne Posey Hall, who predeceased him on October 21, 2010. Together Graydon and Eleanor built a loving Christian home, a career in the passenger air service industry and a lifetime of adventure. Graydon and Eleanor married on August 9, 1941 and worked together in an Alabama munitions factory preparing their country for war until Graydon enlisted in the U.S. Navy following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in the South Pacific until honorably discharged on November 9, 1945 with the rank of Radioman, First Class. In recognition of this service, he was presented the World War II Victory Medal in December 2014, thanks to the efforts of John Couch of Trinity Baptist Church and the philanthropy of Mrs. Carl D. Southard. Home from the War, Graydon joined Eastern Air Lines on January 1, 1946 as a station agent in Birmingham, Alabama. He wrote the tickets by hand, collected fares in cash, checked bags, flagged planes to the gates and escorted passengers to the steps of the aircraft. Graydon developed a leadership presence and sales/marketing expertise that Eastern recognized with promotions and moves to Tennessee, Indiana and ultimately Chicago, Illinois where he served as Assistant Vice President of the Midwest Division. A 1959 offer to join Southern Airways, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia gave Graydon and Cindy the opportunity to return to the South, a warmer climate, family and friends. With the spirit of a Southern gentleman, humor and courage, Graydon led the growth and presence of the company in the airline industry and the burgeoning Atlanta community. In November 1972, Graydon guided Southern Airways through a game-changing experience in commercial aviation; the hijacking of Southern Airways Flight 49 that stretched over 30 hours and 3,000 miles to end in Havana, Cuba. Passengers and crew were returned to the U.S., but the aircraft was not allowed to come back for about a month and the ransom money returned much later. To negotiate with the Castro regime for return of these Southern Airways assets, Graydon made an unscheduled flight to Havana. Graydon was named President of Southern Airways in 1975 and became Senior Vice-President and Vice-Chairman of Republic Air Lines when that company formed from the merger of two local carriers, Southern and North Central. Graydon retired from Republic in 1980, and his retired executive status was recognized through two additional mergers, first with Northwest and ultimately Delta Airlines. Graydon served the airline industry as President of the Air Traffic Conference of America, Chairman of the Association of Local Transport Airlines and a director of The Air Transport Association. He was active in civic and community affairs throughout his career, particularly in Atlanta. He was a member of the Capital City Club and the Atlanta Athletic Club, where he served as president. A Mason, Graydon was a member of Gate City Lodge #2 Atlanta and of the Atlanta Consistory of the Scottish Rite. He was a member of Yaarab Temple. A life-long Presbyterian, Graydon was a member and Elder in Peachtree Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. Upon moving to Florida in 1999, He and Eleanor were active members of The Amelia Island Chapel. Graydon and Eleanor are survived by their daughter Judith Hall Lanier and her husband Larry Ellis Lanier, their son Graydon Hall, Jr., 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, son Jamison Graydon Hall and "April baby-to-be" Hall, and by John William Lanier and Michael Ellis Lanier. The Hall family expresses their deep appreciation for the loving caregiving provided since 2011 to "Papa" by Bessie Dues while he made his home with Judy and Larry in Jacksonville. The funeral service will be held at H.M. Patterson & Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road, Sandy Springs, at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015 with Dr. Steve Huntley officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends prior to the services and at a reception following at the Capital City Country Club, 53 W. Brookhaven Drive N.E. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in Graydon's name to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257, The Arc Jacksonville, 1050 North Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209 or St. Catherine Laboure Manor, 1750 Stockton Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 5, 2015. See more at:
Victor Deo Carlock Jr
December 6, 1948 - February 5, 2015

Hendersonville, NC - Victor Deo Carlock Jr, passed away Thursday, February 5th at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC. Vic, known as 'Bud' to his family, was born December 6, 1948 in New Orleans, LA to the late Victor Deo Carlock, Sr. and the late Ruth Olivier Carlock. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1966 and Loyola University in 1970. After graduation, he joined the US Air Force where he flew as a Captain until 1977. He started his civilian career as a commercial airline pilot for Southern Airways which evolved into Republic Airlines and later Northwest Airlines, retiring in 2008 as a Boeing 757 Captain. He was an avid New Orleans Saints fan attending their opening game in Tulane Stadium. His love of baseball provided him with many cherished moments during the years playing on teams for NORD, his high school and college teams. One of his fondest memories included being part of the NORD All American Baseball Association team that won the National Championship in 1968. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol; their two sons, Victor Alexander Carlock of Greenville, NC and Matthew Merritt Carlock of Hendersonville, NC. Sadly missed by sister Mary Elizabeth Buras (Dr. Daniel, Sr.) of Mandeville, LA; sister Jane Badon of Slidell, LA; brother Jesse G. Carlock of Charlotte, NC; sister Jill Cahill (Greg) of Slidell, LA; and sister-in-law, Kathy M. Long (Randall) of Acworth, GA. He is also survived by 12 nieces and nephews, once great-niece and many great-nephews. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park and Mausoleum. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit

Ilona Howell Graham
February 12, 1941 - January 20, 2015

Ilona Howell Graham passed away January 20th. Ilona's visitation will be from 1-3, Saturday, Jan. 24th, at George County Funeral Home in Lucedale, MS. The funeral will follow visitation at 3.

Larry Jerone Byars
? - February 3, 2015

Mr. Larry Jerone Byars, age 71, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, after a short illness. Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Johns Creek Baptist Church, 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta, Georgia. Dr. Truett Gannon, Rev. David White and Rev. Derrick Moore will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and there will be a reception following the service. The son of Henry and Lula Morris Byars, Larry was born in Rome, Georgia moving to Hapeville in the fifties. Larry graduated from Hapeville High School in 1961. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. He worked at Lockheed on the C5A Transport project, and then Western Electric in Burlington, North Carolina as a Planning Engineer, where he met his wife of 45 years, Elizabeth Barber Byars. While in graduate school at Georgia Tech,he stared taking flying lessons and decided to pursue a career with the airlines as a pilot. After building his hours with private flying, Larry was hired by Southern Airways on November 3, 1969. While at Southern Airways he held the position of Assistant Chief Pilot and Chief Pilot. Southern Airways through a merger became Republic Airlines and then Northwest Airlines. Larry retired in 2003 after 33 ½ years of service. Larry and Elizabeth lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia for over 25 years, where they were members of Smoke Rise Baptist Church. Larry served on the finance committee and as a Deacon. He was presently living in Duluth, Georgia and was a member of Johns Creek Baptist Church and the Atlanta Athletic Club. Larry is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; mother, Lula Byars; nieces, Susan (Ed) Byars Ross and Elizabeth (Alfie) Means; nephew, Lee Byars; sister-in-law, Linda Byars; adored great nephew, Jack Henry Ross; great niece, Ashlen Ross; and great nephew, Iverson Means. His father and brother preceded him in death. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to: Alexander Tharpe Fund c/o Larry and Elizabeth Byars Athletic Scholarship, 150 Bobby Dodd Way N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0455; Fellowship of Christian Athletes, GTFC, P.O. Box 79103, Atlanta, Georgia 30357,; or Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, Georgia 30096. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements. Send on-line condolences to
Elijah Preston FIelds III
? - January 9, 2015

Elijah Preston Fields III, 54, of Collierville, TN, passed away on January 9, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Preston was a pilot for Delta Air Lines. Aviation was his lifelong passion. He was a loving, devoted, and proud father. He is survived by his two children, Taylor L. Fields and Caroline E. Fields (both of Collierville, TN); his sister, Angela “Dusty” Fields, his nephew Jonathon Reeves, and his niece, Kimberly Reeves all of Marietta, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Preston and Brunelle Fields. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, January 13 from 4-6 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 8816 Poplar Pike in Germantown, TN with a Memorial Service to be held in Boston, GA at Boston Baptist Church, 143 South Main Street 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 16. Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 13, 2015. See more at:
Stephen Tobin Hopkins
October 4, 1939 - January 5, 2015

Stephen Tobin Hopkins, 75, died unexpectedly from complications of a massive stroke on January 4, 2015, at the Broward Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Steve suffered a small stroke on the return home from a Christmas holiday in Cartagena, Colombia, with his wife and youngest son. Four days later, he experienced a catastrophic stroke and was never able to recover. Originally from South Windsor, Connecticut, Steve graduated from the University of Hartford, where he was a member of the NCAA Championship soccer team. He also received his MBA from Georgia State University. After graduating from college, Steve entered the U.S. Air Force flight program and would later pilot the B-52 aircraft during the Vietnam War, completing over 150 missions in the Southeast Asia area. He earned numerous medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross. After his tenure in the Air Force, Steve became a commercial airline pilot for Southern Airways, which through several mergers is known today as Delta Air Lines. He flew both domestically and internationally and retired in 1999 at the required age of 60. After retirement, he continued to work for many years as a check airman for Lufthansa Airlines, certifying Chinese pilots in Frankfurt, Germany. For the last 20 years, Steve and his wife, Jane, have lived in Perrysburg, OH. He had been a member of Rotary International in Perrysburg and served as its president in 2012/2013. Also a member of the Knights of Columbus, he had volunteered for numerous projects including Toledo's Read for Literacy program, St. Rose Catechism classes teaching second graders, and coaching youth sports. He had an inquisitive mind and enjoyed pursuing many interests and hobbies, including woodworking, photography, reading and traveling. In fact, he was in the process of making his youngest son a modern designed bed and had traveled to over 40 countries. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis, especially with his tennis buddies at 6:30 a.m. and lately, had fallen in love with the sport of sailing. But, most of all, he loved being with his family, especially with his two sons and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Eleanor Hopkins of South Windsor, CT, and his brother, Alfred Hopkins Jr. of Meridien, CT. He leaves his wife, Jane; two sons, Tobin (Courtney) Hopkins of Chicago, IL, Mark Hopkins of New York, New York, and two grandsons, Cole Hopkins and Layton Hopkins of Chicago, IL. A memorial mass celebrating Steve's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 17th at St. Rose Church in Perrysburg and afterwards a lunch/reception at Belmont Country Club. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Perrysburg Rotary Service Foundation, P.O. Box 442 Perrysburg, OH 43552 or the Country Garden Club of Perrysburg, Endowment/Community Projects Fund, P. O. Box 818, Perrysburg, OH 43552. Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 11, 2015.

Jean M. Susemihl
? - December 28, 2014

Jean passed away on December 28th at age 93 with her family at her side. She was the widow of highly respected and well liked, Captain Harry F. Susemihl. 

Mary Lou Finley
May 1, 1935 - December 28, 2014

Mrs. Mary (Lou) Finley of Peachtree City passed away December 28, 2014. Along with her husband Clyde, Lou owned and operated Finley’s Florist in East Point for many years. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Clyde Finley of Peachtree City and daughter, Holle Finley Bethune of Peachtree City. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11 o’clock in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Mrs. Susan Rumble officiating. Graveside services and visitation will be held in Cleveland, TN at a later date. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations to Hospice Advantage, 145 Howard Lane, Fayetteville, GA 30215, Christian City Home for Children, 7345 Red Oak Rd., Union City, GA 30291 or to a charity of your choice. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800.

Bernard C. Larkin
August 8, 1944 - December 26, 2014

Bernard “Bernie” Larkin passed away peacefully on December 26, 2014. He was an Air Force veteran and worked for Northwest Airline for 33 years. He is survived by his former wife, Diane Larkin, daughters, Brenda Wills and Pamela Ellington, 3 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter and his sister, Alice Sharon Benson. He was preceded in death by his son Bernard Larkin, Jr. A Celebration of Bernie’s life will be held at 3pm on December 30, 2014 at the American Legion in Jonesboro. SouthCare Cremation and Funeral Society. 770-692-1181

Charles M. Shumpert
December 31, 1933 - December 20, 2014

SHARPSBURG, Ga. – Mr. Charles M. Shumpert, 80, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Charles was born December 31, 1933, in the Carolina community, the son of Mitchell and Nona Lindsey Shumpert. He was retired from SITA as an airline telecommunications senior systems analyst where he was employed for 23 years. Prior to SITA, he was employed by Southern Airways for 21 years. Charles served for the U.S. Army in Germany for three years. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Robert ""Shorty"" Shumpert of Tupelo; son, Michael; his wife of 55 years, Patricia Webb Shumpert; grandson, Jacob Metzger of Sharpsburg, Ga.; in-laws, Wilson and Jewell Webb; and brother-in-law, Jack Webb of Tupelo. He is survived by his children, Patrice (Benny) Gee of Hiram, Ga., Robert (Sandra) Shumpert of Newnan, Ga., and Teresa Shumpert of Sharpsburg, Ga.; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law; seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, five stepgreat-grandchildren, one great-granddaughter on the way, and three stepgrandsons and spouses; several nieces and nephews and cousins. Condolences can be expressed online at Charles was a wonderful husband, loving father, caring grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to travel and went to many places all around the world. His hobbies were gardening, fishing and he was one of the best cooks around. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Service will be at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 23, 2014, in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga., with the Rev. Tim Hammett and Dr. Watson Mills officiating. Burial will follow at Sharpsburg Baptist Church Cemetery.  See more at:

Kay Davison Peters
February 26, 1936 - December 16, 2014

Kay Davison Peters, 78, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Willow Bay Nursing Home in Deerfield Beach. She was born in Pattiville, the daughter of the late Edward and Gladys Davison. She retired as chief airline stewardess for Southern Airways and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Gene Peters; three stepchildren, Cindy Knoess of West Palm Beach, Florida, Lindy Sliman of St. Augustine, Florida, and Ray Peters of Walhalla, South Carolina; a brother, Charles (Diana) Davison of Fordsville; a sister, Linda (Gerald) Masdon of Newnan, Georgia; six grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Pattiville, with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation is after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Geary Funeral Home, Fordsville, is handling the arrangements.

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

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

Charlie Wilson
? - November 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William "Bill" Chagares
  ? 1932 - October 8, 2014

Bill, age 82, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Haven, CT, Bill was a long time resident of Northwest Florida and resided in Niceville, FL.  Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nita Clements Chagares; two children, Christopher (Lorra) of Stockbridge, GA, and Cassaundra Chagares Rasmussem of Crestview, FL; sisters, Sandy Chagares Tashik of Shalimar, FL, and Connie Chagares of New Haven; brother Constantine "Gus" Chagares of Stratford, CT; grandsons Jeramy Rasmussen and Jamie Chagares of Shalimar and Petty Officer Alex Chagares of Virginia Beach, VA; numerous nieces and nephews. Bill is a proud member of the United States Marine Corps and USMC Reserve, retiring as a major.  He served in Japan during the Korean War and was a pilot instructor at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Bill is a retired Northwest Airlines (formerly Republic Airlines and Southern Airways) captain.  Interment was conducted Monday, October 13, 11:40 am in the Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola.  You may express condolences to the family and sign the guestbook at  In lieu of flowers, please make donation in Bill's memory to the charity of your choice.
Richard Ballard, Sr.
January 15, 1932 - September 29, 2014

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

Funeral services will be at 11:00 Friday at Ramah Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Kurt Bacon officiating. The interment will be at Ramah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at their home and receive friends at Breedlove Memorial Chapel Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00.
Bill Walden
? - August 31, 2014

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

Gregory Koncz
? - August 29, 2014

Greg Koncz died as a result of a head injury from a fall. 

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

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

Roger Kontoes
? - June 23, 2014


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

Floyd Graves, Jr. was born June 26, 1943 to the late Floyd Graves, Sr. and Frances Margaret Young in San Francisco, CA. If asked where he was from, he'd say Texas, which is where he grew up. He loved it there! During high school Floyd enlisted in the Army. He was in the Special Forces, and went to VietNam in 1961, where he was injured and held captive. He was proud to serve his country. Upon returning to the states Floyd moved to Miami, FL. This was 1964. He married in 1967 to Marsha Ann Rutherford. They have four children, their Ts. Tammy, Timmy, Tommy and Teddy.   Floyd worked for and retired from Northwest Airlines in 2002. Company changes took place through the years. In 1974, when Floyd was hired, it was Southern Airways, which became Republic, which became Northwest, and is now Delta. He felt so blessed to have gotten this job.Floyd is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dale Preston Graves.   Surviving him are sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and Dennis Vaught of Carlsbad, NM; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Greg Glenn of Amarillo, TX; and brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Jeanae Graves of Enterprise, AL; wife of 46 years, Marsha; children, Tammy and David Farley of Zebulon, Timmy and Beth Graves of Allen, TX, Tommy and Jennifer Graves of Fayetteville, and Teddy Graves of Griffin. He has been so blessed to have many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His family was his riches.   Friends may visit the family on May 16, from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on May 17, at 4 p.m., in the chapel of Moody-Daniel Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Shelton officiating. Moody-Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements 
Rudolf R. Klink
May ?, 1928 - August 30, 2014

Klink, Rudolf R. age 86, of Eden Prairie, passed away on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 with his loving wife Mary of 56 years by his side. Born in New York, May 1928 to Remigus and Dina (Schreck) Klink. Rudy was honorably discharged from the Navy and began his career as a Flight Superintendent for the Airlines. It was at this time he met Mary Y. Harris and the two were married on October 20th, 1958. Rudy lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures: chatting with friends and family, collecting Depression glass and toys or enjoying a friendly game of shuffleboard. He loved meeting new people in all aspects from work and travel or just sitting down and talking collectibles at a show. Rudy will be remembered for his love for his family and friends, the ability to bring a smile to a face or to give fatherly advice in time of need. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; sons, Richard (Linda) Klink of Templeton, MA, Steve (Lauri) Klink of Salt Lake City, UT; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services will be held Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
William A "Bill" Rogerson 
July 28, 1944 - April 25, 2014

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

Troy Clarence Usher Jr.
August 16, 1943 - April 7, 2014

Troy Clarence Usher, Jr., born in Bennettsville, SC, on August 16, 1943, died at his home in Tamassee, SC, on April 3, 2014. After a trip to the store and while beekeeping in his yard, Troy sat down to rest, and peacefully went to sleep.

A celebration of Troy's life, with military honors, will take place at 2 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014, at Seneca Presbyterian Church, 115 West South First Street in downtown Seneca with a reception to follow that will include honey from Troy's beehives. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Troy's memory to Honor Flight Upstate, P.O. Box 838, Simpsonville, SC 29681. After graduating from Clemson University in 1965, Troy served in the Air Force as a jet fighter pilot and forward air controller in Vietnam. He retired after a career as a commercial airline pilot. Troy was an avid beekeeper and was typically involved in a building project of some sort. His favorite activities included zinging one-liners to the unexpecting listener, bush-hogging a field, tending to his animals, conversing over morning coffee with his beloved bride Marti, operating a piece of heavy equipment, sharing his honey with others, and enjoying a big bowl (or carton) of vanilla ice cream. His sharp wit and charm brought humor to even the most difficult situations.  Troy is the son of the late Elizabeth and Troy C. Usher of Hartsville, SC, and is predeceased by sisters Sara Usher and Winifred Henderson. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Martha Wells Usher of Tamassee, SC; his son Todd, daughter-in-law Michelle, granddaughters Morgan and Emme, and grandson Connor Troy Usher of Greenville, SC; his daughter Ellen Usher of Lexington, KY; his stepson Justin and granddaughter Lisa Williams of Rochester, NH; his niece Sara Henderson of Mountain Rest, SC; his nephew August, wife Susan, and son Liam Henderson, of Austin, TX; and beloved pups, Olivia and Hoover, and cat Ruby. In a typical gesture of his selfless generosity, Troy had arranged for his body to be donated to the USC School of Medicine for medical study and research. The family would like to express gratitude to all who cared for Troy during his ongoing treatment for leukemia, including the doctors, nurses, and staff, as well as the many anonymous blood donors, who made his life with leukemia possible. Published in The Greenville News on Apr. 6, 2014

Gerald Allen Nichols
November 9, 1945 - March 27, 2014

Gerald Allen Nichols of Riverdale, GA, passed March 27, 2014 at his residence after a long illness.  He is survived by his wife, Carol Nichols; 3 children, Rodney Nichols, Duane Nichols and Connie Caine; grandchildren, Emily, Rayna, Reagan, Rihiannon & Cody Nichols, David & Leo Caine and a host of other relatives and friends.  Funeral service for Mr. Gerald Allen Nichols will be held Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, 2 pm at Tara Garden Chapel funeral Home, 681 N. Ave., Jonesboro, GA.  Burial at Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 164 Fairview Rd., Stockbridge, GA.  Please visit our website to extend condolences. 
Sidney Johnston Cook III
August 8, 1933 - February 13, 2014

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

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

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

Martha Ann Davis
? - January 9, 2014

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

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

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

Robert W Harris
June 25, 1935 -  December 10, 2013 

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

Glenn C Daniel
November 16, 1942 -  November 3, 2013

Glenn died November 3, 2013.  His remains were cremated.  There was a memorial service November 16 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael White
December 26, 1955 - August 11, 2013

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

Janice Strickland
July 23, 1939  -  August 8, 2013

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

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

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


Daniel Ellis Whitfield
? - July 21, 2013

Daniel Ellis Whitfield, a retired airline pilot, passed away July 21, 2013 due to complications from cancer at age 67. Danny was a gifted aviator, an avid sportsman, and a devoted family man. Cherished by his friends and adored by his family, his trademark grin and charming wit will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Born in Atlanta, he was a graduate of Russell High School. At an early age, he learned to fiy and became an instructor. He was a patient and kind teacher and his skill as led to a career in commercial aviation. Danny fulfilled his dream of becoming an airline pilot when he was hired on by Southem Airways in 1972. After mergers, Danny flew for Republic and Northwest. He covered the globe in his international travels and often spoke of the awe he felt in seeing the wonder of the Earth from above. After 34 years of service, safely transporting thousand s of people, Danny retired from commercial fiying. After retirement, he continued to fly and his grandchildren loved seeing that yellow Piper Cub "Poppy's Plane" buzz overhead. Danny was caring and generous and focused on the needs of others. He put aside his career goals in order to ensure he had sufficient time to spend raising the love of his life, his daughter, Lauren. He spent much of his last years caring for his mother. He lived to make those around him happy, always giving of himself, no matter the cost. Danny loved to hunt and fish . He was an excellent shot and taught his family lessons on shooting. He went on several big hunts and his trophies, including a giant bear, were enjoyed by hundreds who visited the locai hardware store near his home. He liked watching western
and cowboy teievision shows from his childhood. He enjoyed Georgia football, the Falcons and the Braves, and spent time with his family rooting for a big win. Danny is survived by his daughter, Lauren Whitfield Ray, and her husband Ryan, grandchildren , Margaret and Whit, his sister Janet W. Harris, and her husband, Fred. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 27. An online guest registry is available at In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots.

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

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

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

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

Larry D. Brock
? -  July 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solon Tomlinson
May 10, 1936 - June 21, 2013

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

Roscoe D. Morton
December 10, 1931 - June 15, 2013

Roscoe D. Morton passed away of heart failure June 15, 2013 at his residencein Frostproof, Florida. He was born December 10, 1931 in Elk Falls, Kansas, and began his aviation career by soloing in 1947 at the age 15. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, a flight instructor, agricultural and executive pilot, was three times Captain of the U.S. aerobatics team, which all led to his airline career beginning in 1959 with Southern Airways. A former chief pilot and check airman, Roscoe retired as a Boeing 747 International Captain. He was the long-time lead voice of the EM's summer celebrations, and his life story in aviation earned him honors as the "essence of EM." He was the Chairman of the Announcers for the EM, and he also announced for Airventure at Rockford and Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was also Chairman of the Announcers at Sun'N'Fun in Lakeland, Florida, and was a member of its Board of Directors. Roscoe received many awards over the years and announced at many events in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. He loved his work as an announcer and interviewing aviation performers and personalities because the dialogs helped audiences appreciate what aviators do. His aviation announcing role evolved over 50 years, moved forward by requests from well-known performers for him to call their shows. He also recounted how AirVenture has grown from "a small fly-in to the world's largest aviation event." Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Virginia "Jinny" Morton ; son, Roscoe J. and Wife, Lisa Morton of Commerce, MI; sister, Suzanne M. Wyatt of Fort Worth, TX; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Madison and Will. Funeral services were held on June 20, 2013 at the Elk Falls Methodist Church with interment at the Elk Falls Cemetery under the direction of Countryside-Zimmerman Funerai Home. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof is handling the local arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at Published in Ledger from June 19 to June 20, 2013.

Sidney Edward Renfroe III
? - June 11, 2013

Sidney Renfroe died June 11, 2013. Published in Commercial Appeal on June 13, 2013.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Millie Hollingsworth
June 29, 1952  -  February 15, 2013 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Archie Garrett Cowley, Jr.
April 1, 1929 - December 27, 2012

Archie Garrett Cowley Jr., 83, died Dec. 27, 2012, at Pickens County Medical Center. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Gray officiating. Mr. Cowley was born April 1, 1929, to the late Archie Garrett Cowley Sr., and Annie Trigg Cowley. He was a retired sales employee with Delta Airlines. Survivors include his wife, June Cowley of Guyton, Ga.; son, Archie Garrett Cowley III of Ethelsville; stepson, Rick Tolbert of Guyton; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division, P.O. Box 59180, Homewood, AL 35259-9180.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Roger James Beldt
1948 - July 15, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anne Duncan November
29, 1945 - February 16, 2012

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

Nancy Pritchett
September 12, 1947 - December, 2011

Nancy was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sept. 12, 1947 to Lois and Ray Richter. Nancy spent most of her life in Nashville, Tenn., working in the airline industry before spending her remaining years on the beach in Destin, Fla. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. 

Nancy is survived by son Paul and wife Melissa and their three daughters Reese, Ellie and Alexis; son John and wife Jessica and son Mark; brother Jack Richter; and sisters Kathy Leonhardi and Becky Richter; nieces and nephews; mother Lois Richter and father Ray Richter; and also her companion Chuck Fortner.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice in Nancy's memory. 

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home, 2201 N. Partin Drive, Niceville, FL. You may offer the family condolences at 

Heritage Gardens Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. 
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Dec. 18, 201

William Allen Toby
    ?   -   December 6, 2011

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

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

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

Arthur D. Curry 
    ?   -   November 8, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is with a sad heart that I inform you of the death of Captain Ben Avent. Ben died on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 of lung cancer.  According to Ben's wishes, his body was cremated and a small family service was held.  Another family visitation will be held early next month.  Ben is survived by his wife Holly, daughter Traci, son Bo and two grandchildren. Ben flew for Southern, Republic and Northwest Airlines. Condolences may be sent to Holly Avent, 105 W Planters Wood Court, Littleton, NC 27850, phone 252-586-0860. Jim Robinson
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Shirley Penn 
xx-xx-xxxx  -  October 14, 2011 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patrick "Pat" Maloy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Allan Kelley
    ?   -   April 7, 2011 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virginia Leigh Vann
    ?   -   January 11, 2011

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

Charlotte Johnson
    ?    -    January ?, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Dara Lee Harris passed away at her home in Miramar Beach, FL, on Saturday, July 11, 2010.  Dara lived in the north Florida area for 35 years.  She was raised in Louisiana, attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and worked as a flight attendant for over 25 years.  A memorial will be held at Eden State Park on Friday, July 16, at 6 pm.  Friends of Dara are invited to share in a celebration of lher life.
Bobby N Scruggs
October 9, 1936  -  July 9, 2010

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

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

Peggy Young Hicks, 84 of Hampton, GA went home to be with her Lord on Monday, June 7, 2010.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Rufus Hicks.  She is survived by her son Terry Hicks and his wife Paula of Hampton, GA, daughter Donna Bray and her husband Bill; grandchildren; sisters Margaret Estes of Gadsden, AL and Nancy Crocker of Knoxville, TN.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, June 10 at Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home, Jonesboro, GA; interment at Jonesboro City Cemetery.
Truman Smith Terry
xx-xx-xxxx  -  June 3, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clifton Miller
December 8, 1917  -  April 10, 2010

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

Candy Purl
xx-xx-xxxx  -  xx-xx-xxxx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beverly Ann Hurst McDuff, 61, of Cordova, TN, went home to be with her Lord and Savior August 2, 2009, after a long hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer. Beverly was born July 12, 1948 in Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Mitchell P. Hurst and Willie Juanita (Hooper) Hurst. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jim McDuff, a pilot for NWA. She leaves behind her devoted sister & brother-in-law, Pamela and Larry Stanford; and nephew, Greg of Memphis, TN. She also leaves behind her special aunts, uncles, cousins and loyal friends and church family, all of whose loving support and prayers have sustained her during her illness. She was a member of Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church of Germantown, TN. Special thanks, appreciation and love go out to her long-time friend, Mike Aziz of Dallas, TX. She also leaves behind her beloved little poodle, Ginger, who was her constant companion for 17 years. She graduated from White Station High School in 1966. She attended Memphis State University before becoming a flight attendant for Southern Airways in 1970. She retired from Northwest Airlines in 2005 and was diagnosed with cancer soon after. She enjoyed volunteer work and was a ward hostess and recreation hostess at the Veterans’ Hospital during the Vietnam Conflict. More recently she had been a sidewalk counselor for women in crisis pregnancies. She had also volunteered at Baptist Rehabilitation Center. Her life scripture was Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him & He will direct your path.” Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, with services following at 1 p.m. at the Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church in Germantown. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Silerton, TN. Any memorials should be sent to Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church Mission Fund, 1665 Germantown Road S., Germantown, TN 38138 or the Hickory Grove Cemetery Fund in Silerton, c/o Nancy Rogers, 517 Lake Shore Drive, Lexington, TN 38351. Shackelford Funeral Directors (731)658-5277. Published in The Commercial Appeal on 8/4/2009.
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John D. Webb, Jr.
xx-xx-xxxx  -  June 28, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bobby R. Tompkins, Sr.
August 19, 1936 - March 24, 2009

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.

Jack R. Peters
? - March 22, 2009

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.

Troy Davis
? - March 17, 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. Website:

Thomas Hough
? - February 14, 2009 

I have the sad news to report that Thomas Hough passed away 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. 


Estes, Silas Levi 
November 20, 1925 - February 11, 2009

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

Kerry Belcher
? - December 23, 2008

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. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Georgia 404- 355-7627

Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2008 13:03:16 +0000 

From: Ed Smith 
Date: December 24, 2008 21:02:32 CST 

----- Forwarded Message ---- 
From: Wanda Nabors 
ED, I just got off the phone with GENE ----- He and his daughters are in need of GOD AMAZING love and strength to get thru the next days .. 

Kerry's charity was the HEIFER FOUNDATION - She wanted instead of flowers, make a donation to the Heifer Foundation - that info is (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 last 
summer. .... (sic)

Raymond Sanford Garber, Jr.
? - December 15, 2008

Raymond Sanford Garber, Jr, 76, 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 on 12/17/2008.

Elaine Akin Hudson
? - July 5, 2008

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
? - October 23, 2008

Helen LaVerne Ray, formerly of Hapeville, passed away October 23, 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 Norma Jean 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 Malory 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

Helen Doster
? - September 6, 2008

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.

Frank Hilliard Bailey, Sr.
? - August 25, 2008

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 Louise Smith 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, WWII Victory Medal and Korean War. Mr. Bailey also retired with 18 years if service with Southern Airways, 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 Wilmington, NC, 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 Jonesboro, Margaret Moore Durham of Riverdale, Connie Moore Rayburn of Riverdale and Annie Kate Moore Grant of Shiloh, GA. Funeral services for Mr. Bailey will be Thursday, August 28, 2008, 2:00 PM at McDonough First United 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 First United Methodist Church , Edmondson Family Medical Trust, 151 Macon St. , McDonough , GA 30253 Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough 770-914-8833 Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 8/27/2008.

Grover Bernard Hammonds
? - ?, 2008

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
Dear Friends, 
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 same 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... I 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. 
With deepest sympathy and friendship, 

Irene (and Trip) Wingfield

PS: If you would like to send a card to Jo Ann: 
Jo Ann Hammonds
266 Reeves Creek Way 
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Gerald Stephenson
? - August 8, 2008

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.

P. P. Kellogg
? - July 22, 2008

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 pending. 
Our sympathy goes out to Mike’s wife Barbara.
Keith Heefner

Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Mary Beth McRee-Johnston
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. 770-461-7641 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. 601-764-2181

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.

Mel Johnston 
Curry, Amber, Barry, and Linda Jo McRee 
Amy and David Baxter

Robert Downing
? - April 20, 2008

Robert “Bob” 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 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 257 Hwy. 314, Fayetteville, GA 30214.

Leonard B. (Chuck) Paslay III
? - April 10, 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 and collapsed. 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 Chuck Paslay. Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119. (901) 725-0100.

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.

Ernest "Major" Perkins
? - April 6, 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 retried. Major will truly be missed. Survived by wife Sandra, sons Jeff and Ernie, Daughters Susan, Emily and a host of grandchildren. Visitation: Tuesday 4-8-2008, Funeral: Wednesday 4-9-2008. Smith Funeral Home, 755 Atlanta Hwy SE, Winder, GA 30680.
With deepest regrets,
Jay Tarver

Ralph E. Bickers
? - March 22, 2008

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, 770-474-1231.

William Sharp Magill, Jr.
October 5, 1917 - March 6, 2008

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 Sheila...

Howell Alonzo Ray, Jr.
August 27, 1932 - February 11, 2008

Howell Alonzo Ray, Jr. (aka H.A. or Pawpaw) formerly of Hapeville, Georgia peacefully passed away Monday, February 11th, 2008 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 September 15th, 2007. He 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 him. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 PM at the C. J. Mowell & Son Chapel, Fayetteville with Pastor Doug Burrell officiating. Interment will follow at Camp Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Mowell Funeral Home
180 Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 

Michael Craton Fisher
? - January 13, 2008

Mr. Michael 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
Cemetery: none

Donald Francis Elliott
? - January 14, 2008

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.

Paul Richardson
? - 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 is today. 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.

Thank you
Don Hardin

Katherine B. Glawson
? - January 7, 2008

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. If anyone wants to send a card, her husband's address is : Joe Glawson, 460 Failling Leaf Court, McDonough, GA 30252.

Quinton R. Hines
? - January 9, 2008

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 other relatives. 
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 1/11/2008.

Chester B. Meares
? - October 28, 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 Hospice. Visitation and services will begin at 2:00 Nov. 2 at Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home, Moultrie, GA 229-985-3333.

June Williams Ellerbee
? - October 19, 2007

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
? - October 14, 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 10/16/2007.

Donnie Thompson
? - October 14, 2007

Donnie Thompson, husband of Rachel Thompson, passed away peacefully this afternoon. 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.

Beverly Jean Brown
September 12, 1935 - October 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.

Carla Rutledge
? - October 1, 2007

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. Those 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 Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 10/3/2007.

Vickie Ray Bahr
? - September 15, 2007

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.

James R. Smithey
? - September 11, 2007

Captain James R. Smithey died September 11, 2006. (source: Jim Robinson and Bill Himmelreich)

Carolyn Melear
? - September 3, 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, Carolyn's Family, c/o Louise Privett, 90 Circle H Drive, Sharpsburg, GA. 30277.
Please pass on. 
Thanks, Patsy Liles

Captain James W. Godwin died Yesterday, November 13, 2018.  He was 94.

Further information will be sent when it is available.