Arlevia Barber Hall

Arlevia Barber Hall, Newnan, died Aug. 23, 1009. She was born July 28, 1923 in Newnan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ambers and Pearlie Barber, her husband, Richard Hall, whom she married July 12, 1931, and a daughter, Ruth Hall Watkins, and seven siblings. She was a member of Burns Chapel United Methodist Church and as a regular worshipper and supporter. She supported her family as a domestic worker, seamstress and cook. She lived life to its fullest and touched the lives of many.

LTC. Robert Paul Lech

LTC. Robert Paul Lech, United States Army retired, Sharpsburg, died Aug. 30, 2009. He had fought a courageous battle against cancer, resulting from his exposure to Agent Orange. He was born Nov. 2, 1943 in Detroit, Mich. to Frank and Harriet Lech. He was preceded in death by brothers, Frank and Jerry. He held BA and MBA and was a graduate of the Army War College. He served as a combat medic in Vietnam, and was retired from the military in 1995. He and his wife were partners in Lech Promotions, Inc., and in 1998 he won the National Golden Pyramid Award for Excellence in Advertising. He was an active member of Newnan Kiwanis Club, COS Senior Go-Getters, the VFW, and the American Legion.

Annie Laura Clowers

Annie Laura Clowers, Newnan, died Sept. 4, 2009. She was born Nov. 30, 1930 in Forsyth, Monroe County, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Eugene Clowers and Robert and Ethel Sewell, a sister, Willie Eugenia Clowers, and a great-nephew, Stitius Bernard Bussie. She was graduated Valedictorian of Howard Warner High School, and continued her education at what is now Savannah State University. She then went on to New York at Columbus University and New York University where she earned her Masters Degree in Education. She taught at Woodland, Georgia, Central High School in Newnan, after integration at Newnan High School.

Ann Marie Miller

Ann Marie Miller, 81, Fayetteville, died Sept. 3, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Marguant Ware, one brother, and one sister. Services were at St. Gabriel Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Mike McWhorty officiating. Interment was at Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro.

Sara Mildred Sams Goza

Sara Mildred Sams Goza, 84, Fayette County, died Sept. 4, 2009. She was born July 4, 1925. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ferrol Aubrey Sams Sr. and Mildred Matthews Sams, her husband, Claude L. Goza Sr., and sisters Janice S. Cole and Jimmie Kate S. Cole. She earned degrees from Mercer University and Georgia State University. She was member of Phi Mu fraternity. She dedicated her life to developing young people serving as a high school girl’s basketball coach, teacher, and a principal in Fayette County. She was a member of the James Waldrop Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Thomas Wingfield Chapter of Colonial Dames XVIIth Century and was also a member of Inman United Methodist Church.

Ramon Sulteen

Ramon Sulteen, 56, Hampton, formerly of East Point, died Sept. 6, 2009. He had served in the United States Army. He was a long-time employee of the Fairburn Post Office and was an ordained deacon with Liberty Baptist Church, Fayetteville. Services are today, Sept. 9th at 2 p.m. at the Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Randy Wood officiating. Interment is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Riverdale. Survivors include his wife, Anita Nation Sulteen, Hampton; a sister, Linda Sulteen Wanzer; a niece and nephew; one great-niece; and three great-nephew s. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Chuck Morley

Chuck Morley, 65, Douglasville, died Sept. 6, 2009. He grew up in Asheville, N. C. where he starred for the local high school football team. Upon graduation he joined the United States Air Force, serving in the Vietnam War. Afterwards he obtained a college degree at East Tennessee State University. He began his career in the newspaper business but stayed on in the Air Force Reserve as a public information specialist. He was a newspaperman for 35 years, holding jobs in Fla., N. C., and Georgia. He teamed with his wife, Cindy, at the Fayette Newspapers for 16 years, leaving this past July. He most recently worked for the Thomaston Times. He was informed only recently that he had lung cancer.

William James Ward

William James "Bill" Ward, 77, Newnan, died Aug. 29. 2009. He was born Oct. 20, 1931 in Graceville, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pallie Ball Ward, and is wife, Jeanne Marie Plantier Ward. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Newnan. He was a retired sheet metal mechanic with Eastern Airlines. Services were at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Melvin Payne and the Rev. Mike Barnes officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan.

Billy Coleman Binion

Billy Coleman Binion, 52, died Aug. 29. 2009. He was born June 25, 1957 in Newnan. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Clyde Binion in 1968. At the time of his illness, he was employed by Georgia Power as a mechanic. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church. He enjoyed working with his hands and using his mechanical skills at work or working with wood in his shop. He loved the call of the open road and spent many happy hours on his Harley with his many friends.

Norman E. Schrader Jr.

Commander Norman E. Schrader Jr., United States Navy, Ret., 71, Pensacola, Fla. died Aug. 24, 2009 while visiting children in Atlanta. He was born Dec. 6, 1937 in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Norman and Doris Schrader Sr. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Margie, and a brother, Gene, of Gilbert, Ariz. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1956 and received his commission and designation as a naval aviator in 1958. He served two tours in Viet Nam as a helicopter pilot with the SEAWOLVES and was decorated with two Air Medals, and two Navy Commendations Medals. He served in the Volunteers in Public Service with the Gulf Breeze Police Department.

Ruby Lorine Harris

Ruby Lorine Harris, 68, McDonough, died Aug. 25, 2009. Memorial services were at the Carl J Mowell chapel with Pastor Farron Roper officiating. Survivors include daughters, Amanda H. Bell, Monroe County, and Teresa H. and Mike Carley, Stockbridge; grandchildren, Abigayle Bell, Aaron Bell, Tony Carle, Manuel Carley, Jeremy Carley, and Brittany Carley; great-grandchildren, McKayla Carley, Colton Carley, and Hayden Carley; a brother, Ray and Lillian Walker; and sisters, Fay and Murphy McKinney, and Anis Spence. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd., NE., Ste. 10, Atlanta, GA 30345. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Bertha W. Morris

Bertha W. Morris, 80, Fayetteville, died Aug. 27, 2009. She was a 58-year member of the McDonough Road Baptist Church, where she was active in church work and the Ladies Bible Class. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and Falcons. She had worked for several years as a secretary for the Standard Oil Company and later as a secretary for the Fulton Superior Court. Services were at the McDonough Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Chancy officiating. Interment was at College Park Cemetery.

Bonnie N. Garrison

Bonnie N. Garrison, 59, Newnan, died Aug. 28, 2009. She was born Dec. 25, 1949 in Newnan, to the late J. B. and Virginia Newman. She was graduated from Newnan High School, Reinhardt College and the University of West Georgia. In 1972 she began working at the Department of Family and Children's Services where she continued for 21 years. In 1993 she became the executive director of Communities in Schools for Coweta, and worked as a patient representative for Piedmont Newnan Hospital for over 10 years. She was a founding member of St. George Catholic Church.

Theriol T. W. Padgett

Theriol T. W. "Catfish" Padgett, 91, Fayetteville, died Aug. 29, 2009. He was born Oct. 17, 1917, son of the late Benjamin Selton and Nora Lee Mitchell Padgett. He had served on the Fayette County Board of Commissioners from 1968 to 1972. He was the owner of Padgett's Lake and was an avid golfer. He was a member of Lisbon Baptist Church, the Davidson Masonic Lodge #334, the Yaraab Shrine Temple, Fayette Shrine Club, the Fayetteville Royal Arch Chapter #73, and Fayetteville Council #66, the Griffin Commandery #35, and the Cedars and Pines Golf Club.

Marilyn Washington Kirby-Cooper

Marilyn Washington Kirby-Cooper, Newnan, died Aug. 13, 2009. She was born June 19, 1952 in South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Elease Branch Washington Sr., and her first husband, Mitchell Wayne Kirby, whom she married in 1978. Her family moved to Connecticut when she was young and she was graduated from Hillhouse High School, New Haven. She attended Simmons College, Boston, receiving a BS in Business Management and was selected to travel to Greece, Turkey, and Spain as an exchange student in her sophomore year. She had lived in New Jersey, and Arizona.

Emmett James Stallings Jr.

Emmett James Stallings Jr., 81, Newnan, died Aug. 20, 2009. He was born June 21, 1928 in Rocky Mount, N. C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett James and Addie Mary Curran Stallings, and a brother, Alton Curran Stallings, who died in 1989. He served in the United States Air Force from 1949 to 1954. He worked for AT&T from 1955 to 1985 when he retired to manage his catfish lake and fruit orchards at "Welcome Farms," Newnan. He was host for the Coweta Youth Fishing Rodeo for 20 years, and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Newnan. He was a member of Kiwanis and supported the Boy Scouts of America. His three sons and six of his grandsons are Eagle Scouts, and one grandson is a Life Scout.

Mildred Honeycutt Jones

Mildred "Ming" Honeycutt Jones, 90, Peachtree City, formerly of Caldwell Parrish, La., died Aug. 13, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Ralph Jones, parents, Ludie and Ollie Honeycutt, a brother, James, and sisters Charlotte Ann, Evelyn, and Juanita. She was a career education major who retired from the Fulton County Board of Education, where she originated and directed the Homebound and Hospitalization Education program. After retirement she moved to Peachtree City in 1996 where she was an active member of the First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Faith Bible Class. She enjoyed classical music and loved playing the piano.

Carol Jean Williams

Carol Jean Williams, Peachtree City, died Aug. 15, 2009 after an extended illness. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Eddie Thomas officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. Survivors include her husband, Robert Edwards Williams Sr., children, Alita and Willie Lamar Hightower, and Robert Mianardo and Kelly Williams; grandchildren, Willie Jamar Hightower, Britney Sierra Hightower, Devin Hightower, Robert C. Williams IV, LaDonna Patrice Williams, Carolyn G. Williams, and Kelyn A. Williams. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Judith Ann Rademacher

Judith Ann Rademacher, Peachtree City, died Aug. 15, 2009. She was born April 8, 1928 in Detroit, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Anna Lee Moss, a brother, Robert Moss, and her husband, Jack Rademacher, whom she met in college and married May 26, 1951. She attended Michigan State University and earned a degree in journalism with honors in 1950. She had a life-long love of classic literature, especially Bronte and Tennyson and kept up her love of learning throughout her life. Services were at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Mary Ladelle Noble

Mary Ladelle Noble, 84, Peachtree City, died Aug. 16, 2009. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Clyde, N.Y. Survivors include children, Michael Noble, Ellenwood, Jean Michelle and Terry Nieman, Schenectady, N.Y., Patrick and Sharon Noble, Savannah, N.Y., Timothy and Dresden Noble, Senoia, Jeffery and Brenda Noble, and Richard Noble, all of Peachtree City; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Sonny McDowra, Texas; and a sister, Dorothy Stockton, Texas. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

John D. Litzenberger

John D. Litzenberger, 76, Fayetteville, died Aug. 17, 2009. He was a retired captain from Eastern Airlines after 26 years of service. He had proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Memorial services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with Pastor John Hobbs officiating. Survivors include his wife, Sue Litzenberger, Fayetteville; sons, David and Rita Litzenberger, Dallas, Ga., and Michael and Sherry Litzenberger, Turin, and Kevin and Clarissa Litzenberger, McDonough; and grandchildren, Cole, Jesse, Tristan, Mackenzie, and Riley. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Mark Francis Benda

Mark Francis Benda, 58, Peachtree City, died Aug. 18 2009, following a battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 5, 1951 in Toledo, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Benda, and a brother, Daniel Benda. He grew up on a dairy farm and was graduated from Iowa State University, with graduate studies at Ball State University and the National War College. He loved to fly, served as a military pilot in the United States Air Force and as a commercial pilot with Delta Air Lines. He was retired as a Lt. Colonel from the USAF after a decorated 22 year-long career, having piloted numerous aircraft including the U-2 spy plane, and the AWACS radar surveillance aircraft. After retiring from the Air Force he flew domestic and international routes with Delta Air Lines as First Officer for 12 years.

Judy Clayton

Judy Clayton, Sharpsburg, died Aug. 20, 2009. She was born Aug. 21, 1942 in Escanaba, Mich. She was preceded in death by her father, Verner Johnson. She worked for many years for TDK in several capacities. She was a member of Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Sigma Beta Sorority since 1992. For 30 years she was a faithful and active member of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and was known for her great concern for others. She enjoyed sewing and crafts, and was an avid reader. Services were at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church with Pastor Miriam Beecher officiating.

Charles C. Huang

Charles C. Huang, Peachtree City, died Aug. 20, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Huang. He was a member of the Peachtree City First Baptist Church. Private services were at the Camp Memorial Park Mausoleum, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Kenneth Brown officiating. Survivors include his children, Joyce and Wink Stillwell, Peachtree City, Larry and Nancy Huang, Jacksonville, Fla., Vicki and Ed Mo, Garden City, N.Y.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jane and Yu Tien Chou, Monterey, Calif. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Vernie Fuller

Vernie Fuller, 86, Union City, died Aug. 20, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Alice Biddix, and her husband, George J. Fuller Sr. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with Pastor John Jenkins officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Survivors include a son, George J. Fuller Jr., Fayetteville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and dear friend, Elaine LaFavers. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Bobby G. Sheets

Bobby G. Sheets, Fayetteville, died Aug. 22, 2009. He was preceded in death by a son, Kerry Dale Sheets. Services will be Thursday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. at Harvest Baptist Tabernacle, Jonesboro. The Rev. Dr. Joe Arthur will officiate. Interment is at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Forest Park. Survivors include his wife, Louise Sheets, Fayetteville; a son, Bobby Eugene Sheets, Fayetteville; daughters, Tina Ann and Scott Odom, Williamson. Toshia Hope Sheets and fiancé Mark Thomas, Olathe, Kan.; sisters, Joyce Boatright, Carrollton, and Lurlene Potts, Charleston, S. C.; and nine grandchildren. Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, was in charge.

Mary Agnes Baker Maher

Mary Agnes Baker Maher, 89, Tyrone, formerly of Hapeville, died Aug. 23, 2009. She was born on May 14, 1920 in the Ben Hill community. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Pierce Baker of Ben Hill, and Agnes Marie Lescouet of St. Nazaire, France, her husband, John Joseph Maher Jr., and a sister, Madeleine Freeman. She was an alumna of College Street Elementary and Russell High School, and attended the University in France. She loved gardening, flower arranging, and duplicate bridge. She was an active member of the Ladies Guild at St. John the Evangelist Church, and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she sang in the choir for 20 years.

Virginia Margaret Anderson Bach

Virginia Margaret Anderson Bach, Newnan, died Aug. 2, 2009. She was born in 1919 in Kansas City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur R.

Clifford Lee Jones

Clifford Lee "Buddy" Jones, 85, Newnan, died Aug. 7, 2009. He was born Aug. 11, 1923 in Coweta County. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Barney and Cora "Nancy" Robinson Johnson, a baby boy, James Johns, a son, Steve Johns, a sister, Frances Johns Harris, and a granddaughter, Olivia Johns.

Aubrey Jackson Selby

Aubrey Jackson "Jack" Selby died Aug. 11, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, Aubrey Selby, mother, Mary Shavender, stepmother, Emma "Nannie' Selby, a sister, Mary Van Rife Caffey, and grandmother, Sally Swindell. He was born Dec. 5, 1934 in Newport News, Va. and was graduated from high school there in 1952. He had served in the United States Army at Fort Bliss Missile Base in El Paso, Texas as a Nike Missile Instructor for three years. He began his career as an electrical apprentice in Newport News and later moved to Jonesboro to head up their operation there. He eventually opened his own electrical company. He was a member of Coke Chapel United Methodist Church, Sharpsburg.

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