Clayton County Obits
February 2004

Daily News, Clayton Co., Ga.
Sunday, February 1, 2004

HAWKINS
Mrs. Amalie Maly Hawkins, 79, of McDonough passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at her residence.
She was born June 29, 1924, in Passau, Germany, daughter of the late Karl Ruch and the late Olga Barthe Ruch.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 at Pope Dickson and Son Jonesboro Chapel.
Survivors include her husband, Gene Hawkins; son, Karl Palmer; daughter, Rita Esquibel; grandchildren, Cheri Setliff and James Haga; sister, Olga Kiernan; stepson, William and Pamela Estil of Fort Worth, Texas; grandsons, Christopher and Brian; stepdaughter, Kathy and Robert Roth of Amarillo, Texas; grandsons, Alex and Mathew.
Pope Dickson and Son, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

Monday, February 2, 2004

MARKS
William Neal Marks of Jonesboro died Friday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2004, at Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta. He had been ill and fought a good fight.  Neal was born Nov. 23, 1954, in Powell and Smith Hospital in Swainsboro, to proud parents Bonnette and Vernon Marks, also of Swainsboro. He was the adored grandson of Cochineal Rich Daniels of Swainsboro for whom he was named and is now deceased, and John William Daniels of Emanuel County who was deceased at the time of his birth and for whom he was also named, and May and Virgil Marks of Marion, Ill., now deceased, but from whom he received his surname and his beautiful black hair. He was big brother to Sharon Marks Manross, and a loved nephew and cousin to family members in Georgia and Illinois.
Neal's devoted wife, Sarah Eileen Marks, who had fought the fight of his illness at his side, was with him, as well as his parents, two of his daughters, his sister, aunt, nieces, nephew and numerous other family members and friends at the time of his passing from this life to eternal life. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Eileen Marks; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Marks; four children, John Courtney Marks, Raven Nicole Marks, Trisha Diane Marks and Brittany Danielle Marks; two stepdaughters, Cynthia Lynn Rule and Brandi Cheri Stevens; and sister, Sharon Marks Manross, as well as seven grandchildren and many aunts, uncles and cousins, and Sonny Dart Barton, a special friend who Neal was privileged to be a father figure to.  Funeral services will be held today, Feb. 2, 2004, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. Dr. George Worrell and the Rev. Hinton Harris will officiate. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, is handling arrangements.

HATCHER
Vera Laudis Turner Hatcher, 77, of Jonesboro, died Jan. 31, 2004. Surviving are sons Gary Hatcher, Darryl Hatcher; sisters Lautrell Anderson, Lyndall Hightower, Larraine McCleskey; sister-in-law Ann Turner; four grandchildren; step-grandchild Chessy Gaylor.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel, (770) 961-2700, is handling arrangements.

STARR
James Thurman Starr of Jonesboro died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, after a short illness. He was preceded in death by daughter Jane and son Bob. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Hattie Lee; brothers Harold and Terrell Starr; daughter-in-law Janet; grandchildren Tracy and Mike, Michelle, Lisa and Joey, Leslie and Scott; great-grandchildren Dusty, Amanda, Alex, Matthew, Dylan, Victoria, Hannah, Rebecca; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.  Starr was retired from Auto Soler. He was a 50-year member of Forest Park Masonic Lodge and a lifelong member of Mt. Zion First Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow, (770) 961-2828, is handling arrangements.

DIXON
Hollen Dixon of Forest Park died Jan. 30, 2004. He was a retired truck driver and Clayton County bus driver. He was a member of the Rex Masonic Lodge.  Dixon is survived by his wife, Rosie Dixon; son Al Shoemaker-Dixon of Cleveland, Ga.; daughters Sheryl Sanford of Forest Park and Debbie Addison of Forest Park; grandchildren Shelby Love, Kristy Ward, Jason Sikes and Keli Sikes; great-grandchild Travis Love; sisters and brothers-in-law Carolyn and Lamar Durham of Conley, Judy Gail and James Farmer of Savannah; and sister-in-law Carrie Dixon of Forest Park.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow, (770) 961-2828, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

ELROD
Mrs. Nancy L. Elrod of Fayetteville died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004.  Mrs. Elrod was a member of First Baptist Church of Forest Park and volunteered at Southern Regional Medical Hospital as a Pink Lady for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Elrod, and daughter, Marie Elaine Elrod.  Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at First Baptist Church of Forest Park, with the Rev. Paul Robins officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, William Randolph and Helen Elrod of Winter Haven, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Steven Tafoya of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Robert and John Elrod.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

HENRY
Bruce Eugene Henry, 68, of Riverdale, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004.  Mr. Henry is a 1965 graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, Calif. He later accepted a position as Photographer for Delta Airlines, Atlanta, Ga. in November, 1968. He enjoyed 25 wonderful and productive years until his retirement in November, 1993. Mr. Henry was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Riverdale for many years, during which time he was a Sunday school teacher, a head Elder and board member. In his spare time he communed with the Lord by growing a fabulous array of fruits and vegetables. Mr. Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Nina Henry, and also by his brother, Gerald Robert Henry.  Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Riverdale.  Survivors include is loving wife, Barbara Linda Henry; daughters, Cynthia Jean Henry of Hampton and Pamela Ann Lanning of Wake Forest, N.C.; son, Gerald Robert Henry of Locust Grove; brother, Kenneth R. Henry of Davis, Calif.; grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Rochester, Joshua Allen Rochester and Jamie Allen Palmer.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family ask donations are made to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080, or Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 377 Valley Hill Road, Riverdale, GA 30274.
Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

February 4, 2004

BROWN
Mrs. Mary Turner Brown of Lake City died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004.  Mrs. Brown was a member of Jones Memorial UMC, the Forest Park Eastern Star, where she served as Past Matron in 1977 and 1978, and a charter member and past president (1970 and 1985) of the Ladies Auxiliary of Taraettes Shrine Club. She retired from Fort Gillem after more than 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Emma Frances Turner, her husband, Robert Newton Brown Jr., and son, Robert Newton Brown III.  Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6 in the chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include her daughter, Elaine Armstrong of McDonough; daughter-in-law, Tammie Brown-Johnson and David Johnson of McDonough; grandchildren, Johnny Buice, Robert N. Brown IV, Ashleigh Brown and Jessica Johnson.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.  (Notes from poster: Also survivors sister-in-law and her husband Florene and Eugene Hammond of Carrollton; brother-in-law Franklin Hugh Brown Sr. of TX.}

Thursday, February 5, 2004
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February 6, 2004

HOSEA
Sara Sue Hosea, age 75, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at New Testament Baptist Church, with Dr. Curtis Turner officiating. Interment will follow at East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceville, Ga.  Survivors include her daughter, Judy Ann (Bruce) Kelley of Temple, Ga.; son, Seab "Buddy" (Marilyn) Hindman of McDonough; grandchildren, Buffy Hembree, Rhonda Rary and Ronnie Hindman; great-grandchildren, Dustin Garrett, Hunter Hembree, Drake Hembree, Kimberly Rary, Matthew Rary, Lacey Hindman and Chandler Hindman.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Monday, February 9, 2004
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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

HUDGINS 
Reubin C. Hudgins Sr., MSGT (E8) RETIRED, U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES, 75, of Riverdale, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004.  WHILE IN THE ARMY MR. HUDGINS SERVED 13 YEARS IN THE ARMY'S ELITE GREEN BERETS. Mr. Hudgins was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis McCarley and Stella Lee Hudgins, and brother, Donald B. Hudgins.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at Tara Garden Chapel, with Mr. Kelly Norton, Mr. Billy Luetkemeyer and Mr. Clyde Cooper officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Members of the Clayton County Bass Club will serve as pallbearers.  Survivors include his wife, Minnie Sue Hudgins; daughters and their spouses, Susan and Danny Williams of McDonough, Tresa and Kevin Brown of Fayetteville and Denise and Kim Garrett of Petersburg, Ky.; sons and spouses, Reuben and Dale Hudgins of Locust Grove, Gene and Karen Hudgins of Stockbridge and Rexx and Sherry Hudgins of Hampton; sisters, Nina and Pete O'Steen and her twin sister, Ruby Cook, both of Pacolet, S.C.; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and loyal friends.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

SCOTT
R. Lucille Scott, age 79, passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2004.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at Parkway Garden Chapel, with Dr. Curtis Turner officiating. Interment will follow at College Park Cemetery. Kenneth Jones, Jonathan Slack, Scott Slack, Joshua Slack, Andrew Jones and Jerrell Slack Jr. will serve as active pallbearers.  Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Lynn Slack of Morrow; sons, Michael L. Sexton of Forsyth, Ira Leon Jones of Jonesboro, Edward Allen Jones of Stockbridge and Kenneth Brian Jones of Riverdale; sister, Helen Bartlett of Florida; brother, Johnny Turner of California; five grandsons.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and Wednesday, Feb. 11.  Parkway Garden Chapel, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

HIDGINS
Reubin C. Hudgins Sr., MSGT (E8) RETIRED, U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES, 75, of Riverdale passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004.   WHILE IN THE ARMY MR. HUDGINS SERVED 13 YEARS IN THE ARMY'S ELITE GREEN BERETS. Mr. Hudgins was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis McCarley and Stella Lee Hudgins, and brother, Donald B. Hudgins.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at Tara Garden Chapel with Mr. Kelly Norton, Mr. Billy Luetkemeyer and Mr. Clyde Cooper officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Members of the Clayton County Bass Club will serve as pallbearers.  Survivors include his wife, Minnie Sue Hudgins; daughters and their spouses, Susan and Danny Williams of McDonough, Tresa and Kevin Brown of Fayetteville and Denise and Kim Garrett of Petersburg, Ky.; sons and spouses, Reuben and Dale Hudgins of Locust Grove, Gene and Karen Hudgins of Stockbridge and Rexx and Sherry Hudgins of Hampton; two sisters, Nina and Pete O'Steen and his twin sister, Ruby Cook, both of Pacolet, S.C.; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and loyal friends.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

MANN
Mrs. Mary P. Mann, 87, of Fairburn passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Fairburn Healthcare.  She was born June 20, 1916, in Clayton County, daughter to the late Philip P. Perkins and the late Mary Elizabeth Newsome. Mrs. Mann was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Mann.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at Pope Dickson and Son Morrow Chapel. The interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Friends may visit the family from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Pope Dickson and Son, Morrow Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

February 12, 2004

ORR
Dorothy Ann Frye Orr, 66, of Jonesboro, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at a health care facility in Riverdale.  She was a native of Chattanooga and has spent most of her life in Jonesboro, where she was a member of the Jonesboro Baptist Tabernacle. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ricky and Bobby Orr; sister, Jo Lockhart; parents, Herbert Louis Frye and Lillie Irene Roach Frye.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel, with the Reverend Junior Bryson officiating. Internment will follow in the New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  Survivors include her husband of 51 years, the Rev. Charles Orr; three daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Kevin Hanson of New Castle, Neb., Susan and David Pugh of Hampton, Ga., and Laura and Craig Engler of Mableton, Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Rannette Orr of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Ruth Frye, Judy Whisenat, Frances Snyder, Louise Shafer, Mary Pendergrass, Helen Smith and Mae Brunyard, all of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two brothers, Bobby and L.H. Frye, both of Chattanooga; one uncle, Bill Roach; one aunt, Viola Ross, several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends today from 4 until 8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville.

Monday, February 16, 2004

JONES
Mrs. Eleanor Booth Jones, 83, of Morrow, passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004 at her residence. She was born February 8, 1921 in Spalding County, a daughter of the late Robert Booth and Astor Davies Booth.  She was retired from retail sales and was of the Baptist faith.  Mrs. Jones as the widow of the late George W. Jones.  She is survived by her son Bill Jones of Morrow; daughter Charlotte Nicoson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sisters, Mildred Reeves of Macon and Betty Hardin of Lake Talmage; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services from Mrs. Eleanor Booth Jones will be conducted Wednesday February 18 at 11 a.m. in the Old Section of Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pope Dickson and Son Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements (770) 961-2700.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

HAMPTON
Lillian (Lil) E. Hampton, 70, of Jonesboro passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004.  She is survived by her husband, Manford (Lee) Hampton; children, Vickie England of Ohio, and Timothy Hampton, Kenneth Hampton, and Karen Hampton, all of Jonesboro; brother, Tim Neal Jr. of Augusta; sister, Virginia Thigpen of Dacula; grandchildren, Tiffany Hampton and Matthew Hampton, both of Jonesboro; and great-grandchild, Julie.  Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Chris Reynolds officiating.  Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

ETHERIDGE
Mack W. Etheridge, or Riverdale, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004 at Southern Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife, Shirley Etheridge; daughters, Patricia Cobb of Hampton, Linda Steele of Locust Grove, Deborah Smith of Jonesboro, Karen Burns of Riverdale; sister, Marion Dunn of Pine Mountain; brothers, John Etheridge of California and Delma Etheridge of Douglasville; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at the Tara Garden Chapel of Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Home at noon on Wednesday, with the Rev. Jeff Lowe officiating. Interment will take place at Sherwood memorial Park. The family will receive from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Thomas L. Scroggs Tara Garden Chapel, 681 North Avenue, Jonesboro (770) 471-7171 is in charge of arrangements.

LETT
Mrs. Harriett Hughes Lett, age 73, of Thomas Trail, Meansville, passed away February 16, 2004.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Julius Jay Lett. She was retired from Rich's Department Store after 27 years of service. She lived in Jonesboro for over 30 years and recently moved to Meansville. Ms. Lett was a homebody and enjoyed gardening with her faithful dog "Gretzhen" at her side. She will be missed by her family.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Joy Lett of Meansville; daughters, Lacy Ann Palmer, Florence Sue Curtis, Paula Monett Martin and Patricia Monett Martin, all of Jonesboro; brothers, Paul Hughes of Fort Worth, Tex., Daniel Hughes of Houston, Tex. and Johnny Hughes of Fort Worth; sisters, Cora Mae Stocks, Virginia Ann Warlow, Frieda Hughes, Mary Lee Gibbs and Jean Franklin, all of Fort Worth, Tex.; grandchildren, Daniel B. Williamson, Wayne Martin, Luke Martin and Donny Wagoner; great-grandchildren, Skylar Williamson, Avery Williamson, Summer Martin and Rayney Hightower; numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 2 o'clock in the chapel of Moody's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ted Moody officiating. Interment will follow in Moody's Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Moody Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DAVIS
Mr. William E. "Bill" Davis, 86, of Jonesboro, passed away on Feb. 16, 2004 at Henry Medical Center.  Mr. Davis was a graduate of Montgomery County High School in Ramer, Alabama and SERVED IN THE U.S. ARMY DURING WWII as an Ordnance Tec 4.  He was a member of Gideons International, and a past president of the Jonesboro Rotary Club. Mr. Davis was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ga. and was the owner of Davis Office Supply in Forest Park from 1960 to 1984.  Survivors include his loving wife, Edna Davis of Jonesboro; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services for Mr. William E. "Bill" Davis will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro at 10 a.m., with entombment to follow in Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 17 from 2 until 4 p.m. and again from 6 until 8 p.m.  Thomas L. Scroggs Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, Ga. (770) 471-7171

February 18, 2004
News Daily, Clayton Co., GA.

ANDERSON
Mr. William Alvin Anderson Jr., age 54, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2004.  Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Hinton Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Memorial Park.  Survivors include his wife, Linda Anderson; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Elizabeth Anderson of Smyrna; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Chris Arias of Smyrna; parents, William A. Sr. and Elizabeth Anderson of Jonesboro; brothers, Grady Anderson of Riverdale, Maxwell Anderson of Morrow and Mark Anderson of Lilburn; sisters, Nancy Richardson of Fayetteville, Marcia Parker of Chattanooga, and Linda Davis of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Grayson Arias, GiGi Arias, Maggie Arias and Calley Anderson.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

DEVORE
Mr. Joseph A. Devore Jr., 71, of McDonough, Ga., died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, of complications from pneumonia.
Mr. Devore was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Mr. Devore was born in Baldwin Park, Calif. and raised in Passaic, N.J. HE SERVED HONORABLY IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE FROM 1952-1956, DURING WHICH TIME HE WAS STATIONED IN THE FAR EAST AS A RADIO OPERATOR. A graduate of Seton Hall University and the University of Bridgeport, he worked in corporate accounting positions for Pepperidge Farms, BeechNut Corporation, Alcan Aluminum and was comptroller for Teledyne. Most recently he owned Comprehensive Accounting in Forest Park, Ga. for 18 years. After his retirement in 1998, he enjoyed volunteering as a reader at Hickory Flat Elementary School. Along with his wife, he was involved in mentoring engaged couples through the Marriage Encounter Program. He enjoyed volunteering as the "storekeeper" at Stately Oaks Plantation in Jonesboro. He was deeply involved in church activities and enjoyed sports, reading, gardening, and political activity. But most of all he delighted in his family, his friends, his community and his faith. And though he is with God now, his wisdom, his humor and his love endure.  Joe Devore's life will be celebrated at a Funeral Mass Friday, Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Philip Benizi Roman Catholic Church in Jonesboro.  He is survived by his wife Betsy Newberry Devore of McDonough; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Devore Hill and Mark Hill of Fort Plains, N.Y., Peggy Devore Westbrook and Chuck Westbrook of Snellville, Ga., Mary Jane Devore of Seminole, Fla., Maura Newberry Burke and Andrew Burke of Clarkston, Ga., and Beth Devore Brantley and Richard Brantley of Decatur, Ga.; sons, James F. Devore of Marietta, Ga., Joseph A. Devore III, Stephen B. Devore of Atlanta, and Sean M. Newberry of Atlanta; sister and brother-in-law, Bonita Devore Naipawer and Michael Naipawer of Bloomingdale, N.J.; grandchildren, Charles Joseph Westbrook, Thomas Heath Westbrook, Margaret Mary Westbrook and Andrew Boyd Westbrook, and "adopted" grandchildren J.R. and Olivia Westbrook, all of Snellville, Ga., Daniel T. Hill, Kevin E. Hill and Anthony S. Hill of Fort Plain, N. Y. and beloved family friends Steve Burress, Mimi Wyatt and Rim Hendi. Mr. Devore was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Mary Boyd Devore, and parents, Susan Gorum Devore and Joseph A. Devore Sr.  Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday Feb. 19, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society care of St. Philip Benizi Church.  Pope Dickson and Son, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211. For directions, go to www.popedickson.com., Georgia. (770) 478-0178.

HUBBARD
Mrs. Yvonne K. Hubbard, 50, of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at her residence.  She was a member of the East Point Moose Lodge, as well as the American Legion of Jonesboro.  Memorial services will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at Tara Garden Chapel.  Survivors include her loving husband, Roger Hubbard; son, Charles Ray E. Downey and wife Shirley of Jonesboro; stepdaughter, Donna Cantrell and husband Ronnie of Locust Grove; sister, Writha Bryant of Morrow; brothers, Joe Strickland of Danielsville, Ga., Howard Strickland of Commerce, Ga. and Ray Strickland of Macon, Ga.; grandchildren, Brandy Downey, Ray Downey and Dustin Downey, all of Jonesboro.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at the funeral home.  Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

February 19, 2004

ANDERSON
Mr. William Alvin Anderson Jr., age 54, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2004.
Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Hinton Harris and Dr. George Worrell officiating. Interment will follow in Camp Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Anderson; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Elizabeth Anderson of Smyrna; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Chris Arias of Smyrna; parents, William A. Sr. and Elizabeth Anderson of Jonesboro; brothers, Grady Anderson of Riverdale, Maxwell Anderson of Morrow and Mark Anderson of Lilburn; sisters, Nancy Richardson of Fayetteville, Marcia Parker of Chattanooga, and Linda Davis of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Grayson Arias, GiGi Arias, Maggie Arias and Calley Anderson.
Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

CARITHERS
Ms. Brenda Louise Carithers of Fayetteville died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004.  Ms. Carithers was a member of First Baptist Forest Park.  Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at Southside Chapel, with the Rev. Varon Crosby, the Rev. Phillips Gilbert and the Rev. Chad Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in McKissack-Goolsby Cemetery in Hillsborough, Ga.  Survivors include her parents, Kenneth and Mary Louise Carithers; sister and brothers-in-law, Cathryne and Scott Hunt of Lilburn, Marsha and Curtis C. Guice of Union City, and Melanie and Phillips Gilbert of Luella; nieces and nephews, Michael and Melissa Mainland, Luis and Melissa Chevere, Katie Gilbert and Micah Gilbert; great nieces and nephews, Dallas Mainland, Gracelyn Mainland, Kaitlyn Mainland and Hayden Chevere.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

DEVORE
Mr. Joseph A. Devore Jr., 71, of McDonough, Ga., died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, of complications from pneumonia.
Mr. Devore was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Mr. Devore was born in Baldwin Park, Calif. and raised in Passaic, N.J. HE SERVED HONORABLY IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE FROM 1952-1956, DURING WHICH TIME HE WAS STATIONED IN THE FAR EAST AS A RADIO OPERATOR. A graduate of Seton Hall University and the University of Bridgeport, he worked in corporate accounting positions for Pepperidge Farms, BeechNut Corporation, Alcan Aluminum and was comptroller for Teledyne. Most recently he owned Comprehensive Accounting in Forest Park, Ga. for 18 years. After his retirement in 1998, he enjoyed volunteering as a reader at Hickory Flat Elementary School. Along with his wife, he was involved in mentoring engaged couples through the Marriage Encounter Program. He enjoyed volunteering as the "storekeeper" at Stately Oaks Plantation in Jonesboro. He was deeply involved in church activities and enjoyed sports, reading, gardening, and political activity. But most of all he delighted in his family, his friends, his community and his faith. And though he is with God now, his wisdom, his humor and his love endure.  Joe Devore's life will be celebrated at a Funeral Mass Friday, Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Philip Benizi Roman Catholic Church in Jonesboro.  He is survived by his wife Betsy Newberry Devore of McDonough; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Devore Hill and Mark Hill of Fort Plains, N.Y., Peggy Devore Westbrook and Chuck Westbrook of Snellville, Ga., Mary Jane Devore of Seminole, Fla., Maura Newberry Burke and Andrew Burke of Clarkston, Ga., and Beth Devore Brantley and Richard Brantley of Decatur, Ga.; sons, James F. Devore of Marietta, Ga., Joseph A. Devore III, Stephen B. Devore of Atlanta, and Sean M. Newberry of Atlanta; sister and brother-in-law, Bonita Devore Naipawer and Michael Naipawer of Bloomingdale, N.J.; grandchildren, Charles Joseph Westbrook, Thomas Heath Westbrook, Margaret Mary Westbrook and Andrew Boyd Westbrook, and "adopted" grandchildren J.R. and Olivia Westbrook, all of Snellville, Ga., Daniel T. Hill, Kevin E. Hill and Anthony S. Hill of Fort Plain, N. Y. and beloved family friends Steve Burress, Mimi Wyatt and Rim Hendi. Mr. Devore was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Mary Boyd Devore, and parents, Susan Gorum Devore and Joseph A. Devore Sr.  Visitation for family and friends will be today from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society care of St. Philip Benizi Church.  Pope Dickson and Son, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211. For directions, go to www.popedickson.com., Georgia. (770) 478-0178.

MANNING
Duron Manning, age 68, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 19 in the C.J. Mowell & Son Chapel, with the Rev. Ken Helms and Barry Knapp officiating. Burial will follow in Westminster Gardens Cemetery.  Survivors include his wife, Kathryn H. Manning; daughter, Patrice (David) Houft of Newnan; son, Gregory (Maria) Manning of McDonough; daughter, Janet (Brian) Hurst of Fayetteville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Batts of Dry Branch, Ga. and Joane Powell of Macon; brothers, Van Manning of Soperton and Olen Manning of Soperton; nieces and nephews.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements. (770) 461-7641,

PERRY
Barbara Perry, age 82, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at her residence in Nashville, Tenn. after having a long battle with cancer.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Perry (33rd degree Mason and past Worthy Grand Patron Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star State of Georgia 1979-1980). Sister Barbara Perry was Past Matron and Member of Forest Park Chapter 290 Order of the Eastern Star. Sister Barbara served as the President of the Tara Shrine Club Ladies Auxiliary, the Taraettes in 1971. She served Forest Park Chapter 290 as Worthy Matron in 1976 and again in 1993. The Worthy Grand Matron for the Grand Chapter of Georgia appointed her as Grand Marshall in 1979-1980. She was a caring individual and served on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia OES Elderly for a number of years.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at Parkway Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include her sons, Ron and Duane Perry; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20.
Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

POWELL
Mrs. Betty Louise David Powell of Forest Park died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004.  Mrs. Powell was a member of First Baptist Forest Park and V.I.P. Club. MRS. POWELL RETIRED FROM THE U.S. ARMY AS A REGISTERED NURSE AFTER 24 YEARS OF SERVICE.  Funeral services will take place at noon Friday, Feb. 20 at First Baptist Forest Park, with the Rev. Chad Ellis and the Rev. John Garland officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.  She is survived by a husband of nearly 19 years, Jack Powell; cousins, Dorothy of Ohio and Helen Garland of Locust Grove; several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

SMITH
Mr. Cecil D. Smith, 70, of Jonesboro passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at Southern Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 12, 1933, in Cobb County. Mr. Smith was a retired truck driver and a member of the Teamsters.  Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 19 in the First Baptist Morrow Cemetery with the Rev. Stephen Cook officiating.  Survivors include his wife, Ingrid E. Smith; son, Pete Smith of Orlando; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Margie Word; several nieces and nephews also survive.  Pope Dickson and Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

February 20, 2004

FOSTER
Mr. William Nolen Foster Sr. of Stockbridge died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004.  Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at First Baptist Church of Forest Park, with Brother Ron Holbrook officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery.  Survivors include his wife, Emma; son, William (Bill) Nolen Foster Jr. and wife Carole of Roswell; daughters and sons-in-law, Becki and Dean Morgan of Stockbridge, Keli and Don Stowell of Acworth and Lori Foster of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Tess and Tyler Stowell and Will and Maci Morgan.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, any financial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Forest Park in memory of Mr. Foster.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

POWELL
Mrs. Betty Louise Davis Powell of Forest Park died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004.  Mrs. Powell was a member of First Baptist Forest Park and V.I.P. Club. MRS. POWELL RETIRED FROM THE U.S. ARMY AS A REGISTERED NURCE AFTER 24 YEARS OF SERVICE.  Funeral services will take place at noon today, Friday, Feb. 20 at First Baptist Forest Park, with the Rev. Chad Ellis and the Rev. John Garland officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.  She is survived by a husband of nearly 19 years, Jack Powell; cousins, Dorothy of Ohio and Helen Garland of Locust Grove; several nieces and nephews.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

TERRY
Mrs. Helen "Jean" Terry of Ellenwood died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon Harvel Terry, and two sons, Bobby and Doug Terry.  Funeral services took place Thursday, Feb. 19 at the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, with the Rev. Frank Powers officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery.  Survivors include her children, Linda T. and Dennis McElwaney of Tyrone, Wayne and Teresa Terry of Ellenwood and David and Charlotte Terry of McDonough; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Betty and Bob Bowers of Riverdale; brothers, Byron and Myrtice Dailey of Conyers and Chester and Merle Dailey of Barnesville; nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by many friends and relatives.
The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m.  Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City is in charge of arrangements. (770) 631-9171.

February 21, 2004

MYERY
Harvey Allen Myers of Loganville, formerly of Clayton County, died Feb. 20, 2004. He was born in Xenia, Ohio. He retired from Bayer Inc. in 1996. He was a dedicated employee of the Atlanta Braves until 2001. Myers was a member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Louisa Myers; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott Allen and Donna Myers of Manassas, Va., and Rodney Michael and Pam Myers of Monticello; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan Anne and Bob Weber of Snellville, and Shari Lynn and Steve Eberhart of Loganville; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Linda Myers of Dayton, Ohio, and Dennis and Anne Myers of Winchester, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Tony Lacon of Dayton, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Jack Westlund will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow, (770) 961-2828, is handling arrangements.

REYNOLDS
Wayne Reynolds, 57, of McDonough, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004. He is survived by his wife Candace, and son and daughter-in-law Robert and Lisa Reynolds of Jackson.  He was a member of Stockbridge Masonic Lodge No. 691.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Stockbridge. Dr. Trenton Swanson will officiate. The family will receive friends today, Feb. 21, 2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Stockbridge Masonic Lodge No. 691, 140 Berry St., Stockbridge, Ga. 30281.  Fort-Stewart Funeral Home Inc.,  Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, is handling arrangements.

February 23, 2004

SMITH
Mary Louise Smith, 74, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004. She is survived by four sisters, Margie Abernethy, Miriam Vise, Jeanette Ballard and Mary Hendrickson; brother Kenneth Smith.  Smith is to be cremated and will have no services.
Thomas L. Scroggs Parkway Garden Chapel, (404) 366-3522, is handling arrangements.  Annie C. Reece
Annie C. Reece, 84, of Forest Park, died Feb. 21, 2004. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Dickson's Morrow Chapel with the Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Countyline Baptist Churchyard.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. She is survived by her sons and a daughter-in-law: Buddy Reece, Donnie and Nancy Reece; sisters Sally Tucker, Jean Boyd, Margaret Overcash; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel, (770) 961-2700, is handling arrangements.

ADSHEAD
Alfred Leonard Adshead, 83, of Morrow, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Henry Medical Center.  He was a hand engraver. He engraved for more than 60 years for numerous jewelry stores in the Atlanta area.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Paul Smith of Pace, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Adshead of Winbourne, England; grandchildren, William Scott Hill, Anne-Marie Wilson, Jeff Wilson; great-grandchildren, Billy Hill, Ana Hill, Jade Hill, Magen Louise Wilson and April Hill.  Memorial services were held Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc. Dr. Trenton Swanson officiated. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, is handling arrangements.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

OWENS
Mrs. Virginia T. Owens, 78, of Jonesboro, passed away Feb. 23, 2004.  Graveside Services will take place at Noah's Ark Cemetery Wednesday, February 25 at 11 a.m.  Survivors include a daughter Gwen McRae of Ellijay, Ga.; son, Fred S. Owens Jr. of Tucker, Ga.; grandchildren, Danny Owens and Dean Owens; great-grandchildren, Jake and Emilie Owens.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today.  Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211. Please visit our website www.popedickson.com

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

POWELL
Mrs. Betty Louise Davis Powell of Forest Park died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004.  Mrs. Powell was a member of First Baptist Forest Park and V.I.P. Club. MRS. POWELL RETIRED FROM THE U.S. ARMY AS A LIEUTNANT COLONEL AFTER 24 YEARS OF SERVICE. SHE SERVED IN KOREA DURING THE KOREAN WAR.Mrs. Powell taught the special needs children for 18 years at First Baptist Church of Forest Park. Louise was the last living relative on the Davis side.  Funeral services took place at noon Friday, Feb. 20 at First Baptist Forest Park, with the Rev. Chad Ellis and the Rev. John Garland officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include her husband of nearly 19 years, Jack Powell; cousins, Dorothy of Ohio, and Helen Garland of Locust Grove; several nieces and nephews.  Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

SINGLEY
Mr. Jesse Lee Singley Sr., 72, of Griffin, passed away Feb. 23, 2004.  Mr. Singley retired from Clayton County Transportation & Development with more than 20 years of service. Mr. Singley is preceded in death by a son, Thomas Edward Singley.  Memorial services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 in the Chapel of Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home.  Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Mrs. Ruby E. Singley; daughters and son-in-law, Patience Williams of Griffin Ga., Ila and Billy Livingston of Stockbridge, and Iris Brewer of Griffin; son and daughter-in-law, Jesse L. and Beverly Singley Jr. of Stockbridge, 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one aunt and one niece.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.  Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211. Please visit our Web site www.popedickson.com

Thursday, February 26, 2004

CHANDLER
James G. Chandler (Chain Hoss), 83, of Riverdale, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at a local hospital.
Mr. Chandler retired from the Ford Motor Company Hapeville Assembly Plant with 31 years of service. He was a member of the U.A.W. Union Local 882, and was a member of the Masons at the Forest Park Lodge. Mr. Chandler is preceded by his wife, Mrs. Mary Anne Barnett Chandler.  Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27 in the chapel of Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.  Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Marilyn Young of Tifton and Margaret and Bernie Van Wagner of Palmetto; sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby Chandler of Hampton and Doug and Peggy Chandler of McDonough; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister; two brothers; several nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today.  Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211. Please visit our website at www.popedickson.com.

HENDRIX
Dewey Edward Hendrix Sr., 84, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, of heart failure.  Mr. Hendrix started working as an Operator with the Georgia Power Trolleys in 1939. HE WAS A U.S. ARMY VETERAN OF WORLD WAR II and worked as a barber in Red Oak, Ga. for 25 years. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Hampton. Mr. Hendrix was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Opaul Farmer Hendrix and son, Dewey Edward Hendrix Jr.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Carl J. Mowell & Son Chapel in Fayetteville, with the Rev. Oliver Cameron and the Rev. Allen Wakeman officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Survivors include his son, Howard Kimsey Hendrix of Hampton; grandchildren, Jeffery Allen Hendrix (Melanie) of Tampa, Fla., Gregory Scott Hendrix of Tampa, Christina Hendrix Smith (Timothy) of Tyrone, Ga., Daniel Kimsey Hendrix (Kristi) of McDonough and Timothy Edward Hendrix of Tampa; great-grandchildren, Stephen Bobby Smith, Joshua Curtis Hendrix, Julia Kimberly Smith, Samantha Kristine Hendrix, Kimberleigh Hope Hendrix, Cameron Lake Hendrix and Griffin Hendrix. Mr. Hendrix is survived by one of his eight siblings, Ruth H. Daniel of Red Oak, Ga.  Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements. (770) 461-7641.

February 27, 2004

GARRETT
Judge H. Garrett Jr., 81, of Hampton, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004.  His wife, Mildred Louise Dawley Garrett, his parents, Judge H. and Ollie Garrett Sr., and his brother, Carl Garrett preceded him in death.  Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 in the Carl J. Mowell & Son Chapel in Fayetteville, with the Rev. Bill Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park.  Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Prince of Hampton; sons, Frederick Garrett of Stockbridge, Johnny Garrett of Stockbridge and Alfred Garrett of Jonesboro; brothers, Jesse Garrett of Royston, J.O. Garrett of Toccoa and Buddy Garrett of Helen; sisters, Josie Mae Smith of Jonesboro, Rose Lewallen of Toccoa and Joyce Agnew of Toccoa.  Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville is in charge of arrangements. (770) 461-7641.

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