Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations

Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven offers the finest in facilities, service and personalized care. We are proud to offer the convenience and affordability of planning all funeral and cemetery arrangements from one location. At Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven, we believe that every life is unique. Every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who are thinking of planning their arrangements in advance, Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. WHITLEY-GARNER AT ROSEHAVEN FUNERAL HOME Our professional staff welcomes you to the warm and friendly atmosphere of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven. We're here to listen and provide options to meet the needs of you and your loved ones. Whether you prefer cremation with a small family gathering or a large traditional funeral, you can trust us to assist you in planning and honoring your final arrangements. The lovely full-service Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven funeral home is located on the grounds of Rosehaven Memorial Park. In addition to a beautiful entry and public gathering area, we have four large staterooms and a chapel with a cathedral ceiling and seating for 250 guests. ROSEHAVEN MEMORIAL PARK Rolling lawns, picturesque statues and well-maintained landscaping contribute to the beauty of Rosehaven Memorial Park. We offer a variety of choices for planning your family's burial estate, including traditional ground burial, private garden estates and community mausoleums. Attractive granite upright monuments are available in designated areas of our cemetery gardens, along with flat granite or bronze and granite memorials. The Rosehaven Community Mausoleum offers single and double crypts for those who desire aboveground entombment. Niches for cremated remains are also available in the mausoleum. Private family mausoleums can also be designed to meet your family's special needs. Rosehaven is a perpetual care cemetery, with trust funds regulated by the state of Georgia. This means that your burial estate and overall appearance of the park will be properly maintained forever.


Our Obituaries

Georgia Wren

August 14, 1920 - August 31, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Pamela Fields

August 9, 1961 - August 30, 2015

Mrs. Pamela Gay Caviness Fields, age 54, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015. She was born August 9, 1961 in Baltimore, MD. Pam was a school teacher in the Douglas County School System for nine years. She enjoyed arts and crafts, working in the yard and hunting.She is survived by her husband, Steven Brian Fields; father Roy James Caviness and wife Janet; mother, Phyllis...
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William E. Collins

July 8, 1930 - August 29, 2015

Mr. William E. Collins, age 85, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015. He was born July 8, 1930 in East Point, GA. Bill was injured while serving during the Korean War as a Marine. He served a construction apprenticeship and eventually owned his own construction business, C & M Construction. He was instrumental in the beginning development of Douglas County at the same...
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Michael Cockerham

November 16, 1950 - August 25, 2015

Mr. Michael David Cockerham, age 64, of Douglasville, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015. A native of Miami, Florida, Mr. Cockerham was born on November 16, 1950, the son of the late Mable Lorraine Krack Cockerham and Quentin Duward Cockerham, Sr. Mr. Cockerham was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a communicant of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer and a loving and...
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Geneicia Jernae Robinson

April 7, 1986 - August 21, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Eugene Talmage Cline

September 16, 1941 - August 18, 2015

Mr. Eugene “Buck” Talmage Cline, age 73, of Villa Rica, GA passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015. He was born September 16, 1941 in Cherokee, GA.Mr. Cline was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Hool Cline.He is survived by his sons, Danny Cline and Albrey Smith; daughter, Tammy Cline; brothers, David Cline, Charles Cline and James Cline; and sisters, Norma Lee Day and...
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James Scribner

December 11, 1959 - August 15, 2015

Mr. James Robert Scribner, age 55, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015. He was born December 11, 1959 in San Diego, California. He enjoyed music and spending time with family and friends. Mr. Scribner was a very social person and a very hard worker, having worked for PSAV for 21 years. Mr. Scribner was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lewis and Jeanne Giersch...
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Frederick Thomas Ankrum

October 7, 1947 - August 10, 2015

Mr. Frederick Thomas Ankrum, age 67, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, August 10, 2015. He was born October 7, 1947 in Berea, OH. Mr. Ankrum grew up in St. Petersburg, FL and graduated from Dixie Hollins High School in 1965. After high school he attended St. John’s River State College. He served in the United States Army for three years as Personnel Specialist and Unit Clerk. After...
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DeGray Raymond Demeritt

June 23, 1943 - August 9, 2015

Mr. DeGray Raymond Demeritt, age 72, of Powder Springs, GA passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015. He was born June 23, 1943 in Pompton Plains (Pequannock Township), NJ. He loved music, karaoke, and playing the guitar; golfing and was an avid NASCAR fan. He enjoyed the outdoors in general, stargazing and flying kites. He also enjoyed going out on the boat and fishing.Mr. Demeritt was preceded in...
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Grady Stokes Stallings

November 12, 1943 - August 8, 2015

Mr. Grady Stokes Stallings, age 71, of Winston, GA went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 8, 2015. Grady fought a valiant battle with cancer for four years and now will find peace at the feet of Jesus. He was born November 12, 1943 in Washington, DC. Grady was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from Schwing America Concrete Company in 2001. He was a member of Spirit Life...
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Ruby Gibbs

November 15, 1924 - August 7, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Jane Ann Hicks

October 25, 1928 - August 7, 2015

Mrs. Jane Ann Hicks, age 86, of Winston, GA passed away Friday, August 7, 2015. She was born October 25, 1928 in Cornelia, GA. Mrs. Hicks loved spending time with her family, was very outgoing and enjoyed life. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis M. Hicks; her parents, Garnet and Alwilda McKinney Elrod; a sister, Hazel Elrod Bruce;...
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Linda I. Drobisch

March 3, 1948 - August 3, 2015

Mrs. Linda I. Drobisch, age 67, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, August 3, 2015. She was born March 3, 1948 in St. Petersburg, FL. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and photography. Mrs. Drobisch had worked as a dental assistant with Dr. J. Keith Smith for over 18 years and was a member of XRoads Church.Mrs. Drobisch was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar Jasper and...
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Judy M. Martin

November 28, 1951 - August 2, 2015

Mrs. Judy McCullers Martin, age 63, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015. She was born November 28, 1951 in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Martin loved kids and was retired from the Douglas County School System. She enjoyed spending time with her family, loved to travel, enjoyed cooking and loved red cardinals.Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents, Junior and Cora Belle Crowe...
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Joseph T. Trammell

September 12, 1922 - August 1, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Roger Franklin Crisler

June 5, 1945 - August 1, 2015

Mr. Roger Franklin Crisler, age 70, of Hiram, GA passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015. He was born June 5, 1945 in Atlanta, GA. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served his country during the Vietnam War. Mr. Crisler loved to fish, enjoyed Atlanta Braves baseball and was an avid Jeff Gordon fan, following NASCAR. He enjoyed playing golf with his brother-in-law, Michael Wade, and even...
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William Wesley Ivey

October 7, 1954 - July 29, 2015

Mr. William Wesley Ivey, age 60, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was born October 7, 1954 in Atlanta, GA to Howard and Colleen (nee Moore) Ivey. He loved the outdoors, classic rock, ''fixing things'' and was a great friend to everyone.Mr. Ivey is preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen.He is survived by his children, Brad, Drew, Kacey and Michael;...
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Patricia Kay

July 27, 2015

Mrs. Patricia Justice Kay, age 67, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. She was born February 14, 1948 in Flomaton, AL. Mrs. Kay graduated from Georgiana High School in 1966. In college she was a member of Kappa Delta and graduated from Auburn in 1971 with a degree in Education. Mrs. Kay retired from Douglas County Board of Education as a teacher. Pat loved spending time with...
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Mark Daniel Hulings

August 24, 1970 - July 27, 2015

Beloved father, partner, grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He passed away in his home late Monday afternoon, suffering from heart failure. He was born at Warren General Hospital in Warren, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Virgil and Barbara Hulings of Warren, PA . He graduated from Warren Area High School in 1988. In 1994, he moved his family to the metro area of Atlanta, Georgia. Family and...
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Joe Lacy Robinson

January 10, 1937 - July 25, 2015

Mr. Joe L. Robinson, Sr., retired MARTA bus driver, passed away after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in 1937 in York, SC to Thomas and Jessie Robinson. Mr. Robinson was a devoted husband and father. He was an avid hunter, and enjoyed camping, fishing, and woodworking.Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Tom, Jr. and Howell; and sister, Harriet...
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Billie Joyce Lee

March 5, 1946 - July 21, 2015

Ms. Billie Joyce Lee, age 69 of Douglasville passed on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Billie was born March 5, 1946 in Villa Rica, Georgia, the daughter of James Lewis Lee and Bertie Enterkin Lee. She retired from the Lithia Springs Public Library. During most of her time she dedicated her life to loving care of her parents and aunt.Ms. Lee was preceded in death by her father, James Lewis LeeShe is...
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Lizze Lue Pounds

February 7, 1931 - July 17, 2015

Mrs. Lizzie Lue Pounds, age 84, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, July 17, 2015. She was born February 7, 1931 in Social Circle, GA.Mrs. Pounds is preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Pounds and her parents, James and Pearl Price.She is survived by her grandson, Gregory McCollough; sister Flora Mae White and brother Ricky White.Those who wish to express condolences or share a special...
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Jane M. Huey

February 12, 1942 - July 14, 2015

Mrs. Evelyn Jane Milam Huey, age 73, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015. She was born February 12, 1942 in Tucker, GA. Jane was a devoted wife and business partner. She loved being a mother, grandmother and a sister, and she was very generous and concerned about others. Jane enjoyed playing cards, Yahtzee, traveling, walking and she loved Elvis. She was a member of...
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Marlin Lee Reid

January 19, 1947 - July 13, 2015

Mr. Marlin Lee Reid, age 68, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, July 13, 2015. He was born January 19, 1947 in Temple, GA. Mr. Reid proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict and retired from WinAir. He enjoyed working and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.Mr. Reid is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Clarise Reid as well as...
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Thomas Raymond Walton

March 31, 1949 - July 13, 2015

Mr. Thomas Raymond Walton, Jr. age 66, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, July 13, 2015. He was born March 31, 1949 in Douglasville, GA. Mr. Walton served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He loved his country and was very patriotic. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and served as Commander for many years. Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and...
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Nancy Patricia Coats

July 19, 1944 - July 11, 2015

Mrs. Nancy Patricia Coats, age 70, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015. She was born July 19, 1944 in Atlanta, GA. In her younger days she enjoyed playing tennis and working in her garden.Mrs. Coats is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Coats, her parents Robert and Christine Eidson as well as her brother Kenneth Eidson.She is survived by her daughters, Vicki Rudeseal and...
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Robyn L. Gentle

July 19, 1968 - July 7, 2015

Mrs. Robyn L. Gentle, age 46, of Hiram, GA passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015. She was born July 19, 1968 in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Gentle enjoyed watching movies, but especially loved her cats.Robyn is preceded in death by her husband George Gentle and mother, Joyce Griffin.She is survived by her father Larry and wife Pat Griffin; her sister Angie and husband Bynum; step-sisters Meghan, Laurie and Pam...
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Harvey W. Prewett

January 7, 1934 - July 4, 2015

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, Harvey Walter Prewett, passed away after a five year battle with cancer; while surrounded by his family at his home in Douglasville, GA. Harvey was 81 years old.Harvey was born in Dallas, Ga on January 7, 1934. He was the second child, the first son, of Agrice Lucille (Moss) and Ernest Leon Prewett.Harvey graduated from West Fulton High School in 1953 and served in the...
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Stephen Eugene Akins

September 11, 1983 - July 2, 2015

Mr. Stephen Eugene Akins, age 31, of Austell, GA passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. He was born September 11, 1983 in Midland, TX. Stephen was a member of the Georgia National Guard who served his country with honor, integrity, and courage. Stephen endured four combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Stephen enjoyed most outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and camping. He loved the...
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Margie Ruth Sigler

September 8, 1928 - July 2, 2015

Margie Ruth Baker Sigler, age 86, of Palm Bay, FL passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was born September 8, 1928 in Mohawk, TN. She retired from the Department of Defense after 32 years of service. She was an avid reader, reading a book a day, and enjoyed traveling to places, including Germany, Uruguay, Panama and many places in the U.S.Ms. Sigler was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Inez Harper

August 25, 1952 - June 25, 2015

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William Francis Lee

September 4, 1937 - June 24, 2015

Mr. William Francis Lee, Jr., age 77, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. He was born September 4, 1937 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He enjoyed spending time with his family and playing cards. He was a collector of coins and many other things.Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, William and Florence Sullivan Lee, Sr.; a brother, Willard Lee; and sisters, Peggy Cuomo...
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Denny A. Howard

November 24, 1964 - June 19, 2015

Mr. Denny Allen Howard, age 50, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, June 19, 2015. He was born November 24, 1964 in Chicago, IL. Mr. Howard enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his girls. He was very hard working and proud to be a union operator and brother. Mr. Howard loved to ride his Harley, enjoyed dancing and music, and loved to make people laugh.Mr. Howard was preceded in...
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Betty Jean Bivins

March 24, 1927 - June 18, 2015

Betty Jean BivinsMrs. Betty Jean Bivins, age 88, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015. She was born March 24, 1927. Mrs. Bivins was a resident of Douglas County since 1972. She retired from Arrow Shirt Company and was a devout member at Bright Star United Methodist Church. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life, Jack B. Bivins.She is survived by her...
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Luther C. Cohran

December 18, 1942 - June 12, 2015

Mr. Luther “Butch” Cornelius Cohran, age 72, of Temple, GA passed away Friday, June 12, 2015. A native of Georgia, he was born December 18, 1942 in Dallas, GA. He loved gardening and raising flowers.Mr. Cohran was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Hale; and his grandparents, John D. and Clora Cohran.He is survived by a brother, Horace Cohran; a sister, Virginia Austin; and...
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Daniel Lee Wightwick

August 19, 1944 - June 12, 2015

Mr. Daniel Lee Wightwick, age 70, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, June 12, 2015. He was born August 19, 1944 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was a Veteran serving his country in the U.S. Army. He was a police officer, working for several years with the New Rochelle Police Department.Mr. Wightwick was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Edith Barlow Wightwick; a sister, Edie Heintz; and...
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Heather Ann Marshall

February 13, 1984 - June 12, 2015

Heather Ann Marshall, age 31, of Dallas, GA passed away Friday, June 12, 2015. A native of Georgia, she was born February 13, 1984 in Austell, GA. Heather loved country music and animals.She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Celia and John Swim; her father and stepmother, Richard and Laura Marshall; her sons, Nicholas Carroll and Richard Carroll; a daughter, Victoria Marshall; brother,...
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Leslie Wilding

July 6, 1940 - June 11, 2015

Mr. Leslie “Les” J. Wilding, age 74, of Tyler Hill, PA, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015. He was born July 6, 1940 in Suffern, NY. Les was a member of the Douglasville First United Methodist Church for 20 years, where he was actively involved in the Jack Leg Angels and sang in the choir. His life was the church. He was also a member of the SCARS Ham Radio Club, the Pistol Club, a...
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Herbert Rogers

June 26, 1921 - June 10, 2015

Mr. Herbert Harold Rogers, of Douglasville, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary William Rogers after 59 years of marriage. He is survived by his daughters Shirley Rogers Rawlins and Louis Rawlins, Jr., and Linda Rogers Urheim; grandchildren Todd and Robin Urheim, Kelly and Trey Robinson, and Libby Rawlins; great-grandchildren,...
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Willis Gene Clark

February 27, 1939 - June 10, 2015

Willis G. Clark, 76, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at his home attended by his immediate and extended family.Mr. Clark was born on February 27, 1939 in Earlville, NY to Burr and Irene Clark. Born and raised on the family farm, Will joined the military shortly after the Korean conflict and served as a missile instructor in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. That is where he met his...
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Troy Alan Carroll

February 26, 1972 - June 8, 2015

Mr. Troy Alan Carroll, age 43, of Palmetto, GA passed away June 8, 2015. Mr. Carroll was born February 26, 1972 in New Castle, PA.He is survived by his parents, Daniel and Linda Carroll; son Eyan Carroll; sisters Danielle and husband James Vincent and Toni Carroll; nephews Johnathan and wife Priscilla Carroll, Andrew Rush as well as David and wife Ashtyn Rush; niece Amanda Webb; great nieces...
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Thelma Evelyn Wilson

February 27, 1922 - June 8, 2015

Thelma E Wilson of Bowdon, GA died Monday, June 8, 2015. Thelma was born February 27, 1922 and raised in LaCenter, WA. She was a Clark County resident for 90 years and spent the last three years with her daughter in Georgia. Thelma graduated from the University of Oregon with a Masters Degree in Education and spent many years teaching grade school in the Evergreen District. She enjoyed traveling...
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Jack Harold Canary

December 18, 1928 - June 7, 2015

Mr. Jack Harold Canary, age 86, of Winston, GA passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015. He was born December 18, 1928 in East Point, GA. Mr. Canary loved his family. He enjoyed church and was a member of the Douglasville First United Methodist Church. Mr. Canary volunteered through AARP to help seniors with their taxes and he dabbled in real estate.Mr. Canary was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Sarah Nell Waller

November 4, 1931 - June 7, 2015

Mrs. Sarah Nell Waller, age 83, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015. She was born November 4, 1931 in Temple, GA. Mrs. Waller loved serving as secretary with Cowan Mill Baptist Church for 15 years. She enjoyed spending time with and taking care of her family.Mrs. Waller was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon Louie Waller ; her parents, Clifton and Sarah Phillips; and...
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Dennis Randall Trotter

September 30, 1938 - June 6, 2015

Mr. Dennis Randall Trotter, age 76, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015. He was born September 30, 1938 in Cleveland, TN. Mr. Trotter enjoyed watching TV, especially westerns. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, and enjoyed traveling.Mr. Trotter was preceded in death by his parents, Edward T. and Julia Mae Vaughn Trotter; brother, Lyndon Trotter; sisters,...
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Robert Lewis Mahaffey

May 23, 1941 - June 6, 2015

Mr. Robert Lewis Mahaffey of Douglasville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at the age of 74. He was born to parents Edgar Venable Mahaffey and Izetta Sims on May 23, 1941. Robert attended the University of South Carolina on a track scholarship after setting the Atlanta City record for pole-vaulting while attending Roosevelt High School in Atlanta. He was a devoted Carolina...
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Brian Scott Anderson

March 11, 1955 - June 5, 2015

Mr. Brian Scott Anderson, age 60, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, June 5, 2015. He was born March 11, 1955 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Anderson was a good and generous man who had a strong belief in God. He was loved very much by his family and friends and he returned that love with all his being. He enjoyed classic movies, cars, working with his hands and Harleys.Mr. Anderson was preceded in...
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Mable Brown

July 9, 1934 - June 4, 2015

Mable Camp Brown, age 80, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015. She was born July 9, 1934 in Douglasville, GA. Mable loved spending time with her grandchildren and her family and enjoyed sewing, reading and cooking. She was a member at Central Baptist Church, where she was involved in many activities including sending cards. Mable loved to watch Jeopardy on TV, had confidence to...
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Gordon R. Cabanaw

July 30, 1949 - June 3, 2015

Mr. Gordon R. Cabanaw, age 65, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015. He was born July 30, 1949 in Detroit, MI. Mr. Cabanaw proudly served in Vietnam as a Marine. He was an avid golfer, and if he wasn’t playing it, he enjoyed watching it on TV. He also enjoyed following GA Tech football and the Michigan sports teams. Mr. Cabanaw was recently baptized as an Episcopalian...
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Bruce Lee Southerland

November 29, 1954 - May 27, 2015

Mr. Bruce Lee Southerland, age 60, of Douglasville, GA passed away May 27, 2015. He was born November 29, 1954 in Germany. Mr. Southerland never met a stranger and was an avid fisherman. He loved his work with FEMA and was a workaholic.Mr. Southerland was preceded in death by his parents, John Alexander and Lorene Parker Southerland, Jr.He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Laura Fowls...
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Lewis T. Brookshire

February 14, 1940 - May 25, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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James B. Washburn

April 16, 1942 - May 23, 2015

Long time Douglasville resident, James B. (Jim) Washburn, age 73, died early in the morning on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Jim was born in Macomb, Illinois, in 1942, the son of Dennie D. Washburn and Loidell (Clifton) Washburn of Augusta, Illinois, both now deceased.He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Jane (Ashmore) Washburn; two daughters: Cherie Dawn Hall, wife of David Ray Hall, and Tara LeBlanc,...
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Thelma Vivia Chin

June 29, 1928 - May 22, 2015

Mrs. Thelma Vivia Buckland-Chin, age 86, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, May 22, 2015. She was born June 29, 1928 in Kingston, Jamaica.Mrs. Chin was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Chin; a daughter, Christine Chin; her parents, Leslie and Vivia Buckland; a sister, Pauline Marzouca; brothers, Leslie Buckland, Clinton Buckland and Keith Buckland.She is survived by daughter, Annmarie...
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Carole May Fehribach

March 27, 1933 - May 14, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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James Marlin Stogner

February 26, 1943 - May 12, 2015

Mr. James Marlin Stogner of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the age of 73. James was born to parents Hershel and Minnie Stogner on February 26, 1943. He graduated from the University of Georgia, served in the United States Army Infantry and then proudly served the City of Atlanta for over 40 years, rising to become the Deputy General Manager for the Hartsfield...
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Grace Baggett Cadora

February 17, 1919 - May 11, 2015

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Howard Siswick

April 26, 1939 - May 11, 2015

Mr. Howard Alfred Siswick, age 76, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Monday, May 11, 2015. He was born April 26, 1939 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Mr. Siswick loved people and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved art, studied art history and was an artist, especially classics. He was a photographer. While he was not a professional photographer, he enjoyed...
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Margaret H. Gaddy

November 9, 1947 - May 10, 2015

Mrs. Margaret V. Gaddy, age 67, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015. She was born November 9, 1947 in Mableton, GA. Mrs. Gaddy was a Georgia native. She retired as a security guard after 15 years of service with GA Dealers.Mrs. Gaddy was preceded in death by her parents, Col. Marion and Sarah Head, son, Brandon Robertson; and sister, Vicki Lanning.She is survived by her son,...
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Michael Toback

December 10, 1948 - May 9, 2015

Mr. Michael B. Toback, age 66, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 after a long battle with colon cancer. He was born December 10, 1948 in Newburgh, NY. Mr. Toback earned a degree in math, science and chemistry secondary education and taught in New York. Mike was a member of IEEE Electrical Engineering Society, American Chemical Society and Kappa Delta Pi. He was a Realtor in Douglas for 8 years....
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Jimmie Lou King

September 26, 1928 - May 8, 2015

Mrs. Jimmie Lou King, age 86, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, May 8, 2015. She was born September 26, 1928 in Atlanta, GA. She loved animals and had retired from Grant Park Zoo. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and garage sales. Mrs. King was a member of St. Julian’s Episcopal Church.Mrs. King was preceded in death by her husband, Robert McCune; and her parents, James B. and Marie...
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Audrey Elizabeth Bruce

October 5, 1946 - May 7, 2015

Mrs. Audrey Elizabeth Hunsucker Bruce, age 68, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was born October 5, 1946 in Orlando, FL. She loved going to the mountains, trips to Calloway Gardens, fishing and being outside. Mrs. Bruce was a member of Pray’s Mill Baptist Church.Mrs. Bruce was preceded in death by a son, Mark Bruce; and her parents.She is survived by her husband,...
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Ann McNorton

November 24, 1929 - May 7, 2015

Mrs. Ann Mary McNorton, age 85, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was born in Birmingham, AL on November 24, 1929.She is survived by her husband, Sherman McNorton.No services are scheduled at this time.Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home,...
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Samuel Boyer

November 28, 1939 - May 6, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Norma Meier

July 26, 1925 - May 1, 2015

Mrs. Norma Lowery Meier, age 89, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015. A native of Atlanta, GA, she was born July 26, 1925. She was active in the Lithia Springs Women’s Club and enjoyed doing crafts and needlework.Mrs. Meier was preceded in death by her husband, Duval Meier; her parents, Tom and Jessie Dunbar Lowery; a sister, Frances Johnson; and a brother, Gene Lowery.She...
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Calvin Rhett Holley

April 11, 1942 - April 30, 2015

Mr. Calvin Rhett Holley, age 73, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015. He was born April 11, 1942 in Crestview, FL. A highly decorated Marine Veteran, he was the recipient of three Purple Hearts, and authored the book “Memories of an Old Marine”. He spent his early years growing up in Niceville, FL, and then attended GA Tech majoring in construction engineering. He...
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Howard Ivey

July 15, 1927 - April 29, 2015

Mr. Howard “Catfish” Ivey, age 87, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was born July 15, 1927 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Ivey was a Mason and he retired from the printing industry after 40 years.Mr. Ivey was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen Moore Ivey; a daughter, Kathleen Killian; and his parents, Richard and Gladys Lovell Ivey.He is survived by his sons,...
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Deborah Kay Steinke

December 7, 1950 - April 27, 2015

Mrs. Deborah Kay Steinke, age 64, of Winston, GA passed away Monday, April 27, 2015. She was born December 7, 1950 in Lima, OH.She was preceded in death by her parents, Delmar and Lucille Bowersock and sister Judy Steinke.Mrs. Steinke is survived by her significant other James Steinke; daughters Barbara Kaska and Christine Steinke; brothers Jerry Bowersock, Wayne Bowersock and John Bowersock;...
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David J. Taylor

March 25, 1944 - April 25, 2015

Mr. David James Taylor, age 71, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was born March 25, 1944 in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Taylor was a decorated Army Veteran and an avid outdoorsman. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all.Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lillian Bonapfel Taylor.He is survived by his wife, Evelyn “Toni” Taylor;...
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Gwendolyn V. Kotowicz

February 5, 1940 - April 24, 2015

Mrs. Gwendolyn Vera Kotowicz, age 75, of Powder Springs, GA passed away Friday, April 24, 2015. She was born February 5, 1940 in Douglasville, GA. She had worked in customer service with SKF Industries. Mrs. Kotowicz enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and loved her dog, Blue. She liked to shop and to read mysteries, drama and Joel Osteen. She loved jokes, playing on the computer and the piano.Mrs...
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Jeffery L. Viater

October 22, 1958 - April 21, 2015

Mr. Jeffry L. Viater, age 56, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was born October 22, 1958 in Washburn, WI. Mr. Viater lived on the family farm until the family moved to Chicago, IL in 1977. Jeff enjoyed working and was a machinist in Chicago Heights and later at Turbine & Machine Works. He also liked to tinker with cars, watching hockey and keeping up with NASCAR.Mr....
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Dorothy M. Sheffield

June 5, 1928 - April 18, 2015

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Thompson Adams Sheffield, age 86, of Atlanta, GA, formerly of Douglasville, passed away April 18, 2015. She was born June 5, 1928 in Collingdale, PA. She was a member of Lithia Springs Assembly of God.Mrs. Sheffield was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Howard Sheffield; daughter, Vicki Adams Hindsman; sons, Butch Adams and Ricky Adams; her parents, Edwin and Mary...
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Melba Thomason Worley

June 10, 1923 - April 17, 2015

Mrs. Melba Thomason Worley, age 91, of Winston, GA passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. She was born June 10, 1923 in Dallas, GA. She had worked for many years with Rich’s in sales.Mrs. Worley was preceded in death by her husband, Horace W. Worley; her parents, Richard and Odie Wilbanks Thomason; sister, Nettie Lee Abercrombie; and brother, Howard Thomason.She is survived by daughter,...
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John William Shumny

March 3, 1948 - April 13, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Deborah R. Taylor

May 30, 1954 - April 13, 2015

Mrs. Deborah Ruth Taylor, age 60, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, April 13, 2015. She was born May 30, 1954 in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Atlanta and retired from AT&T after 38 years of service. She had a great sense of humor and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.Mrs. Taylor is preceded in death by her parents, James and Dorothy Brock and...
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Glenn W. Boggs

July 17, 1927 - April 13, 2015

Glenn Wesley Boggs, age 87, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015.Glenn was born in Ensley (Birmingham), Alabama on July 17, 1927 before moving to Villa Rica, GA in 1933 and then Mableton, GA during his high school years.Glenn served our country during WWII in the Merchant Marines in 1945 and literally sailed around exploring the world at 18 after never traveling farther that Alabama & Georgia...
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Kunjamma Jacob

April 15, 1939 - April 12, 2015

Mrs. Kunjamma Jacob, age 75, of St. Clair Shores, MI passed away Sunday, April 12, 2014. She was born April 15, 1939 in India.She is preceded in death by her parents, K.J. and Kunjamma Varghese.Mrs. Jacob is survived by her husband, Chacko Jacob; son Stephen Jacob; daughter Neena Jacob-John; brother Dr. Sam K. Varghese; sisters Saramma Mammen and Grace Mathai; seven grandchildren and numerous...
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Denise Margaret Newman

April 4, 1930 - April 11, 2015

Ms. Denise Margaret (McKown) Newman, age 85, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015. She was born April 4, 1930 in Villa Rica, GA. Ms. Newman enjoyed playing the piano and organ as well as singing, especially hymns, and dancing. She was a member at the First Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church, both in Douglasville. She loved to read her bible. Denise retired as a high...
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Alice Lewis

September 19, 1940 - April 9, 2015

Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Lewis, age 74, of Winston, GA passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015. She was born September 19, 1940 in Omega, GA. Mrs. Lewis loved to be at the lake and enjoyed fishing. She was a crafter, especially crocheting and was a great cheerleader for dog agility. Alice was a devoted Christian and was a member of Prays Mill Baptist Church. She loved to spoil her grandchildren and spend...
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Florence W. Robinson

December 31, 1921 - April 9, 2015

Mrs. Florence W. Robinson, age 93, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015. She was born December 31, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA. Mrs. Robinson loved to watch the Braves and care for her flowers. She enjoyed watching hummingbirds and had a beautiful crystal collection. She was a faithful church member at Bright Star Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with...
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Doris G. Hohn

December 11, 1927 - April 9, 2015

Mrs. Doris Gilday Hohn, age 87, of Winston, GA passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015. She was born December 11, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA. Mrs. Hohn graduated from State Teachers College in Bloomsburg, PA with a B.S. in Education in 1949. She married Carl Maurice Hohn in 1951.Mrs. Hohn was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hohn; her parents; a daughter, Carolyn Lancaster; and a son, Maurice...
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Georgia Benjamin

September 30, 1946 - April 8, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Hazel Lorene Bell

September 6, 1934 - April 5, 2015

Mrs. H. Lorene Bell, age 80, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015. She was born on September 6, 1934 in Rainsville, AL. Mrs. Bell enjoyed being outside and working with flowers and gardening. She also liked to read and do crossword puzzles. During the holidays she loved to cook for her family and friends. What she loved to do most though was play and be with her children and...
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Janice S. Greer

June 16, 1943 - April 1, 2015

Mrs. Janice Sue Greer, age 71, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. She was born June 16, 1943 in Talladega, AL to Leonard and Zola Giddens.Mrs. Greer was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Susie Lynn Greer.She is survived by her husband, Paul “Pete” Greer; son Keith Greer and wife Rachel; daughter Donna Hood and husband Mike; sisters Wanda Heath and...
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Margaret F. Ivey

November 9, 1922 - March 31, 2015

Margaret Vaughan Farmer Ivey, of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Maitland, Florida, passed away on March 31, 2015 at the age of 92 from Alzheimer’s disease.She was born Margaret Vaughan Farmer on November 9, 1922, in Wilson, North Carolina, to William Moses and Blanche Patience Henry Farmer. The youngest of 9 children, she was raised in Wilson and earned a Bachelor’s degree from...
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Alfred Lamar Whitehead

December 18, 1930 - March 28, 2015

Alfred Lamar WhiteheadIt is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Alfred Lamar Whitehead, our father, grandfather and friend. The visitation will be Monday, March 30, 2015 at Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home in Douglasville, GA from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the Rosehaven Chapel on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:00 am. Thank you all for...
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Cheryl Ann McCain

October 11, 1950 - March 27, 2015

Mrs. Cheryl Ann McCain, age 64, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. She was born October 11, 1950 in Montgomery, AL to Albert and Vauda Cicero. Mrs. McCain enjoyed doing all kinds of arts and crafts, including needle work and painting. She also enjoyed antiques. Cheryl was a retired science teacher after 20 years of service.Mrs. McCain was preceded in death by her parents and...
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Deborah Diane Voltz

November 30, 1954 - March 25, 2015

Deborah Diane VoltzMrs. Deborah Diane Voltz, age 60, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born November 30, 1954 in Miami, FL to Walter and Eva Smith. Mrs. Voltz loved playing and spending time with her grandson, Bryce, playing slots on the computer and Facebooking. She also enjoyed watching Ellen on TV and cheering for the FSU Seminoles.Mrs. Voltz is preceded in...
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Deborah Elaine Kirkland

May 8, 1963 - March 23, 2015

Mrs. Deborah Elaine Kirkland, age 51, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. She was born May 8, 1963 in Marietta, GA. Debbie was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, but especially her grandchildren. She liked to cook and make her house seem like home to all who came to visit as well as helping anyone in any way she could.Debbie was preceded in...
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Ernestine Atwood

March 24, 1931 - March 20, 2015

Mrs. Ernestine Atwood, age 83, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, March 20, 2015. She was born March 24, 1931 in Czech Republic. Mrs. Atwood was a resident of Douglas County for over 40 years.Mrs. Atwood was preceded in death by her husband, Lee H. Atwood; and her parents Julius and Gertrude Brandel Höcke.She is survived by her sons, Pete Atwood, Hans Atwood, and Thane Atwood; her...
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Millie Marie Gibson

March 9, 1920 - March 19, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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William N. Douglas

December 25, 1958 - March 14, 2015

William “Bill” N. DouglasMr. William “Bill” N. Douglas, age 56, of Winston, GA passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015. He was born December 25, 1958 in Sandy Springs, GA to Joseph and Mary Douglas. Mr. Douglas enjoyed playing Dungeons and Dragons, starting and going to bonfires and anything Viking. Bill loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a master...
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Steve T. Boozer

January 28, 1942 - March 11, 2015

Steven Thomas BoozerMr. Steven Thomas Boozer, age 73, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015. He was born January 28, 1942 in Jacksonville, AL to Floyd Henry and Sula Millie Boozer. Boozer was considered by many to be an icon in his community. He was a pioneer business owner in Douglasville and at one time had three hair salons. He enjoyed watching football, playing cards,...
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Patricia E. Long

June 10, 1945 - March 10, 2015

Patricia (Pat) Elaine Long, 69, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at her home. Patricia was born in Covington, Georgia. Mrs. Long worked for The Coca Cola Company for 20 years, and after leaving Coke she worked and retired from The Atlanta Braves Organization.Patricia enjoyed reading books, especially Agatha Christie mysteries. She loved watching Jeopardy, Law & Order, and Wheel of Fortune....
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Paul C. Paterson

December 31, 1927 - March 8, 2015

Mr. Paul Charles Paterson, age 87, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015. He was born December 31, 1927 in Bethlehem, PA. Mr. Paterson loved to play golf and traveling across America with his wife Estelle. After retiring from Equifax, he became a private investigator and had his own investigation agency, Paterson Investigations. He also enjoyed working around the house.Mr....
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Perry Boyce

January 11, 1958 - February 28, 2015

Perry Ray Boyce, 57, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 after a sudden illness. He was born in Waynesville, MO, raised in Liberty County, and had lived in Douglasville over 25 years. He worked as a driver for Penske until his health failed, and was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Perry had a love for music that was instinctual. He spoke through his guitar and found peace and fulfillment...
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Marvin Paul Allen

August 28, 1955 - February 26, 2015

Mr. Marvin Paul Allen, age 59, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015. He was born August 28, 1955 in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Mr. Allen was a Veteran having served his country in the U.S. Navy, where he served on the submarine USS Trout. He enjoyed fishing, boating, the outdoors and being on the water. Mr. Allen also enjoyed playing with his grandson, spending time with his...
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Alexandra Bordeaux

July 9, 1957 - February 25, 2015

Alexandra Louise BordeauxMs. Alexandra Louise Bordeaux, age 57, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015. She was born July 9, 1957 in Jacksonville, FL to Charles Richard and Miralle Bordeaux. Ms. Bordeaux graduated from Mary Mount International Catholic School for Girls in Rome, Italy as well as LaGrange College, Class of 1979, with honors. Alexandra loved to garden,...
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Willard F. Adams

September 14, 1942 - February 23, 2015

Mr. Willard Ferrell Adams, age 72, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, February 23, 2015. He was born September 14, 1942 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Adams worked for over 40 years with IBEW in Atlanta. He loved being a husband and father to his family. He was an outdoorsman – enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. Mr. Adams loved working in his yard; was a marvelous woodworker and a...
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Mary A. Mayfield

March 6, 1929 - February 19, 2015

Mrs. Mary Alice Mayfield, of Winston, GA passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the age of 85. She was born March 6, 1929 in Douglas County, GA. Mary Alice loved to cook. She rode the bus to and from Southern Business University after making biscuits every morning. She graduated from Southern Business University in Atlanta in 1945 and retired from Greystone Power after 37 years of...
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William T. Thornton

August 17, 1920 - February 18, 2015

William Taylor Thornton was born on August 17, 1920 at Campton, Georgia, in Walton County, at the home place that had been farmed for many generations of his family. His father was Durward Lafayette Thornton, and his mother, Dora Laseter Thornton. He was named for a great uncle, William Taylor Laseter, who along with many others in his family had fought in the Civil War.His family moved to...
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