Frank Lord

Frank "Papa" Lord, Tyrone, died July 12, 2009. Graveside services were at Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla. Survivors include daughters, Mary and Van Smoak, Hawthorne, Fla., Debbie and Marty Harbin, Tyrone; a brother, Bill Lord, Clermont, Fla.; a sister, Willene Hardwick, Alma, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ruby Amos

Ruby Amos, Newnan, died June 16, 2009. She was born May 25, 1925. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emerson and Limmie Stegall Wood, brothers, Jonnie C. Wood, and Leon Wood. She had worked as a domestic for families in Newnan, and worked for Addy Laundry and Lee Manufacturing before joining Coweta General Hospital where she worked in the cafeteria as a registered dietician and nutritionist.

Deacon Wilbur Elder Jr.

Deacon Wilbur Elder Jr., Newnan, died June 19, 2009. He was born Dec. 4, 1936 in Coweta County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Cozzie Mae Tolbert Elder Sr., a brother, Asberry Elder, and his wife, Virginia Elder. He was employed by the Atlanta Gas Light Company with over 40 years of service. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1999 . He sang with many groups throughout the south and was the Master of Ceremonies for many groups. He was made Favorite Gospel "D. J." on radio station WCOH.

Alec James Bolotin

Alec James Bolotin, 85, Newnan, died June 23, 2009. He was born May 5, 1924 in San Francisco. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna Buschnoff Bolotin, and his firs wife of 49 years, Hope Chernoff Bolotin, and children, Faith Rooney, Alec James Bolotin Jr., Dolores Chico, and infant son, William Bolotin. He was the son of Russian immigrants and grew up in California in a nurturing Russian community. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps before beginning his 43 year career as a Kiln Engineer. When he remarried in 2001 they moved to Newnan.

Wyatt James Gentry

Wyatt James Gentry died June 25, 2009. He was born Oct. 31, 1994 in Columbus, Ga. He was active in the Newnan Community Theatre and the Joyful Praise Choir.

Margaret Coffey

Margaret Coffey, 85, Smyrna, Tenn., formerly of Newnan, died June 25, 2009. She had resided in Smyrna since 1952. She was born in Newnan to the late Cleveland and Florence Sprayberry Norton.

Calvin A. Parham

Calvin A. Parham, Sargent, died June 28, 2009. He was born in Meriwether County and resided in Newnan. He was the first child of the late David Parham and Hazel Andrews Parham.

Barbara Burdette Williams

Barbara Burdette Williams, 78, Newnan, died July 3, 2009. She was born March 15, 1931 in Washington, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Edward and Annie Laurie Drinkard Burdette Sr., and a son, W. Walter Williams III. Following graduation from Washington High School, she was graduated from Bessie Tift College in 1952 with an AB degree. She did graduate study at the University of Georgia and West Georgia College, and came to Newnan in 1952. She was a member of Central Baptist Church where she served in the children's department and playing the piano. She was a former member of the Newnan Hospital Auxiliary, the Newnan Junior Service League, and the Driftwood Garden Club. She was named teacher of the year at Grantville Brown School in 1992. Graveside service was at Rest Haven Cemetery, Washington, Ga. with the Rev. Dr. Joel Richardson officiating.

Cecil Ray Couch

Cecil Ray Couch, Tyrone, died June 26, 2009. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Ron Whitlock officiating.

Christopher John Chrobon

Christopher John "CJ" Chrobon, 37, Peachtree City, died June 27, 2009. He was a graduate of McIntosh High School Class of 1990.

Lori Ann Wood Conger

Lori Ann Wood Conger, 45, Tyrone, died June 29, 2009. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carol Wood. Memorial services were at the Hopewell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Scott Pickering officiating. Survivors include her husband, Woody Conger, Tyrone; daughters, Kelsey Buerker, and Katherine Conger, both of Tyrone; father, William Wood, Peachtree City; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Conger, Tyrone; grandmother, Dot Sullivan, Tyrone; a brother, Ted Wood, Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Amy Wood, Peachtree City, and Wendy and Scott Gloss, Buffalo, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Rick and Judy Conger, Sharpsburg; a sister-in-law, Dottie and Jack Wolfe, Tyrone; and best friend, Jane Lester, Burlington, Vt. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn. Gift Management Services, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Se. 250, Dallas, TX 75244.

Maxine Marilyn Henry

Maxine Marilyn Henry, Peachtree City, died June 29, 2009. She was born Sept. 24, 1928, daughter of the late Harry H. and Myrtle M.

Levi Abernathy

Master Levi Abernathy, born June 15, 2009, died on July 1, 2009. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev.

Maynor Catherine Strickland

Maynor Catherine Strickland, 95, Forest Park, died July 2, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel E Strickland Sr., and a son, Samuel E.

Bobbie Lou Brown Veal

Bobbie Lou Brown Veal, Fayetteville, died July 3, 2009. She was preceded in death by her mother, Adelaide Fulmer Brown Coleman, her stepfather, Robert B.

Ethel Johnson Allen

Ethel Johnson Allen, 85, Fayetteville, formerly of Riverdale, died July 4, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orion H. Allen, and a daughter, Susan Annette Allen Premo. She was born and lived in Riverdale for 80 years and was a charter member of the Valley Hill Baptist Church. She moved to Fayette County in 2004 and became a member of the Woolsey Baptist Church. She loved to garden, sew, and fish, and was an avid Braves fan. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Chuck Chambers officiating.

Anna Lois Tils

Anna Lois Tils, 84, Fayetteville, died July 4, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Howard Tils. Graveside services were at the Brooks Memorial Cemetery, Brooks.

Christopher Randall Floyd

Christopher "Chris" Randall Floyd, 20, Peachtree City, died June 21, 2009. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Conerlious and Margaret H. McIver, Thomasville,. He was born Sept. 3, 1988 in Fulton County. He was a student and worked as an administrative assistant in his dad's law firm. He loved singing, acting, and brightening the faces of the people around him. Services were at the Dogwood Church, Tyrone with Pastor Keith Moore officiating. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City.

Robert Gwin Gard

Robert Gwin Gard, 85, Tyrone, died June 20, 2009. He was born July 31, 1923 in Escambia County, Fla., to the late Roscoe Irving and Mae Gwin Gard. He was veteran of the United States Army in World War II and was featured in the book, "Stalag Wisconsin," published in 2002. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. He was retired in 1988 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 676 with over 40 years of service.

Katherine Brown Lewis

Katherine Brown Lewis, Fayetteville, died June 22, 2009. She was born Aug. 22, 1923 in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her parents, E. D. and Geneva Sanges Brown, and her husband of 56 years, J.P. Lewis Jr. She worked at Rich's until her first child was born. She was involved with several organizations and always involved with her children's activities. She made great potato salad and apple cakes. She was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Nola Mae Chaffin Raymond

Nola Mae Chaffin Raymond, Peachtree City, died June 23, 2009. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ronola Lee Raymond. She was a member of the Peachtree City Christian Church. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel. Survivors include her husband, Ron Raymond, Peachtree City; children, Rhonda and Jeff Endraske, Cartersville, Sonny and Robin Raymond, St. Mary's, Russ Raymond, Orlando, and Rick and Denise Raymond, Marietta; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and four great-granddaughters. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Steven Matthew Borders

Steven Matthew "Matt" Borders, 32, Fayetteville, died June 27, 2009 from a tragic ATV accident. He loved motorcycles, racing and fishing. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Brian Farrington officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Janie Davis

Janie Davis, 45, Peachtree City, died June 26, 2009. She was born Jan. 3, 1964 in Buffalo, N.Y. to Marilyn and Robert Heberlein. At age 13 she moved to Peachtree City where she spent the rest of her life. She attended Fayette County High School and became a cosmetologist. She was a gifted and caring hair stylist and truly loved her work. She married Bob Davis in 1985 and although later divorced the couple remained very close friends.

Walter C. Wronski

Walter C. Wronski, Fayetteville, died June 26, 2009. Services were at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Father John Paul officiating.

Robert Arnold Tucker

Robert Arnold Tucker, 68, Buford, formally of Stone Mountain and Fayetteville, died June 6, 2009 of a sudden heart attack while in Illinois. He was a graduate of South West DeKalb High School and Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was retired from Osram/Sylvania Lighting. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Ellenwood.

Thomas Broadwater

Thomas Broadwater, 17, Newnan, died June 8, 2009 from complications associated with Cystic Fibroses. He was a member of Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church and was an Honors Student at Northgate High School where he had just completed his junior year. His passion in education was technology where he particularly excelled in math, robotics and computers. He was a member of the National Honor Society, the Beta Club, the Academic Bowl and also a math tutor to his fellow students. He was also involved in many community programs and was chosen to participate in the Governor's Honors Technology program s a sophomore. He was a student at the Central Educational Center where he was captain of the B.E.S.T. Robotics team that finished in second place in the state competition.

Kenneth Clyde Stiles

Kenneth Clyde Stiles, 72, Luthersville, died June 10, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Mary Norwood Stiles.

Mae Wilson

Mae Wilson, 94, Fayetteville, died June 14, 2009. Graveside services were at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Forest Park, with the Rev.

Samuel Eugene Champion Sr.

Samuel "Sam" Eugene Champion Sr., 75, Fayetteville, died June 15, 2009. He was born Sept. 25, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lena Franklin Champion, and brothers, Ralph Champion, Glenn Champion, and Earl Champion. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1956 to 1957. He moved to Fayetteville in 1968. He was self-employed for several years as co-owner of Champion-Jarvis Grading Company. In 1976 he was the first paid fireman for the City of Fayetteville, and a lifelong member of the Fire Departments for Fayetteville and Fayette County. He was instrumental in hiring the first paid firefighter for Fayette County in 1980 and Fayette County Fire Station #4 is named in his honor. He served as the Warden of Fayette County until prisoners were no longer held in the county and then served as the road superintendent for the county until his retirement in 1997, He also worked part-time for nine years with the Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home. Services were at the Overton Chapel, Fayetteville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Bertha Benke

Bertha Benke, Fayetteville, died June 15, 2009. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., where she was a former New York City Rockette. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Benke, a grandson, Tyler Dodson, and a son-in-law, Roland Scott Dodson. She lived most of her life in the suburbs of Hunterdon County, N.J. before moving to Fayetteville to live with a daughter.

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