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

William Frank Bridges, Sr.

December 5, 1930 - December 2, 2016

Mr. William “Bill” Frank Bridges, Sr., age 85, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. He was born December 5, 1930 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Bridges was of the Baptist faith and a member of the American Legion. He served in the United States Marine Corps and retired from the United States Postal Inspection Service. Bill was also a member of N.A.R.F.E. His favorite pastime...
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James Harold DeLong

November 14, 1943 - December 1, 2016

Mr. James Harold DeLong, age 73, of Whitesburg, GA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by friends and family. He was a retired butcher from A & P. He and his wife and lifelong partner of 55 years, Janette and Harold DeLong ran J and H Deer Shop for 30 years in Whitesburg, GA with the help of all of the “adopted sons” for the 30th year. Harold was born November 14th, 1943 in...
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Jo Ann Oxley

July 4, 1945 - November 29, 2016

Mrs. Jo Ann Oxley, age 71, formerly of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Covington, GA. She was born July 4, 1945 in Macon, GA. Mrs. Oxley loved getting a deal and enjoyed going to flea markets and garage sales. She also liked to play bingo and her favorite foods were chicken and coffee.Surviving Jo Ann is her loving husband, Charles Oxley.The family will receive friends...
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Betty Josephine Banks

August 21, 1949 - November 24, 2016

Mrs. Betty Josephine Banks, 67, of Douglasville, GA, passed away November 24, 2016. She was born August 21, 1949 in Barnesville, GA to the late Paul and Flora McGouirk Chandler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Banks, Sr.; grandson, James Tristin Mitchell Banks; brother, Donald Chandler; and sister, Martha Sue Kilgore.Betty was a devout Christian and a...
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Joseph Francis Drost

June 11, 1942 - November 21, 2016

Mr. Joseph Francis Drost, 74, of Douglasville, GA, passed away November 21, 2016. He was born June 11, 1942 in Southington, CT to the late Joseph F. Drost, Sr. and Frances Zajac Drost.In accordance with Mr. Drost’s wishes, he was cremated. No services are planned at this time.Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com...
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Ethel Josephine Miller

June 5, 1934 - November 19, 2016

Ms. Ethel Josephine Miller, age 82, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016. Ethel enjoyed traveling with her church group and was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Douglasville. She liked to eat out with her girls group and shop. Her favorite pastime however, was spending time with her family.She is preceded in death by her ex-husband Virgil Ray Miller; parents,...
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Kathleen Ann Pineda-Boozer

February 12, 1949 - November 19, 2016

Kathleen Ann Pineda-Boozer, age 67, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016. Born on February 12, 1949 in South Bend, Indiana she is best remembered as “Miss Kathy.” Warm-hearted and caring she was most notably known as the caretaker and peacekeeper of her large extended family. Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Lee Boozer, Sr. Kathy and Jerry...
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Jackie Melvin Agey

July 16, 1934 - November 18, 2016

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.comArrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246
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Donald Akin Wallace

June 14, 1942 - November 14, 2016

Mr. Donald Akin Wallace, age 74, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, November 14, 2016. He was born on June 14, 1942 in Murray, KY. Mr. Wallace proudly served in the United States Air Force. He later retired from Northwest Airlines. He enjoyed traveling, especially in motor homes and playing golf. Donald was very good with his hands, building an airplane, restoring several European antique...
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Karen Ann Slater

June 28, 1953 - November 13, 2016

Mrs. Karen Slater Reid, age 63, of Douglasville, GA passed away November 13, 2016. Karen was born June 28, 1953 in Alexandria, VA to the late Patricia Itzig-Heine. Karen was very proud to be a Virginian because she represented the sixth generation from her family to be from Alexandria.She is survived by her loving and devoted spouse, Susan Reid; son, Kevin Slater; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jay...
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Gary Mark Post

March 28, 1962 - November 7, 2016

Mr. Gary Mark Post, age 54, of Hiram, GA, passed away November 7, 2016. He was born March 28, 1962 in Decatur, GA. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Harold Post; and brothers, John Christopher Post and William Daryl Worley.He is survived by his mother, Joann Coltharp Morris; sisters, Jennifer J. Stamper and Michelle K. Groover; and several nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be...
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Rebecca Rider

November 27, 1981 - November 6, 2016

Mrs. Rebecca Ann Hembree Rider, age 34, of Douglasville, GA, passed away November 6, 2016. She was born November 27, 1981 in Cleveland, TN.Rebecca owned and operated The Critter Connection. She enjoyed playing tennis and being in the great outdoors. She loved and adored her children. Family was the most important thing in her life.She is survived by her husband, Ethan Rider; parents, Tim and...
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Walter Daniel Wood

September 2, 1940 - November 4, 2016

Mr. Walter “Woody” Daniel Wood, Jr., age 76, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016. He was born September 2, 1940 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, son of the late Walter Wood, Sr. and Dorothy Huff Wood. Woody loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and enjoyed painting. A connoisseur of music, he enjoyed big band music, as well as all genres...
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Nokomis Elane Vaughn

December 20, 1941 - November 1, 2016

Mrs. Nokomis Elane McNelley Vaughn, age 74, of Douglasville, GA, passed away November 1, 2016. She was born December 20, 1941 in Nashville, TN to the late Howard and Beatrice Stephens McNelley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Vaughn; grandson, T.J. Vaughn; and brother, Nelton McNelley. Nokomis was a member of Briarfork Primitive Baptist Church in...
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Homer Holly Hardeman

March 14, 1925 - October 30, 2016

Mr. Homer H. HardemanMr. Homer H. Hardeman, age 91, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, October30, 2016. He was born on March 14, 1925 in Ft. Payne, AL. Homer was a Master Mason with a membership in the lodge for over 50 years. He was an inventor and held patents on some of his inventions. Homer was a machinist with Atlanta Stone Works and Ford Motor Company. He was considered by many to be a...
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Homer Holly Hardeman

March 14, 1925 - October 30, 2016

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Mildred Ann Thompson

May 17, 1926 - October 29, 2016

Ms. Mildred Ann Thompson (Mim) of Douglasville, Georgia passed away on October 29, 2016. She was born May 17, 1926 to Sibyl and DeWitte Thompson. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Lively Sunday School Class, attended school in Douglasville, GA, Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville and graduated from the University of Georgia, Athens where she was a member...
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Curtis Jerry Sticher

March 9, 1953 - October 26, 2016

Mr. Curtis Jerry Sticher, age 63, of Villa Rica, GA, passed away October 26, 2016. He was born March 9, 1953 to the late Joseph Hamilton and Louise Pope Sticher.Mr. Sticher was a member of Utopia Baptist Church in Villa Rica. His family was everything to him. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He never met a stranger....
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Lula P. Hart

October 12, 1932 - October 26, 2016

Mrs. Lula Hart, age 84, of Villa Rica, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016. She was born October 12, 1932 in Madison County, Georgia. Mrs. Hart loved being with her family and she enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, and most of all, coffee.Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her beloved husband, L. A. Hart; her parents, James and Eloise Bryant Patten; and her sister, Shirley Ann...
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Lisa Ann Wolny

February 10, 1963 - October 24, 2016

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George Thomas Stovall

March 18, 1934 - October 24, 2016

Mr. George Thomas Stovall, Jr., age 82, of Austell, GA, passed away on October 24, 2016. He was born March 18, 1934 in Fieldale, VA to the late George Thomas Sr., and Georgia Ann Martin Stovall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lucille Matthews, Billie Reed, Louise Graham, Gloria Mae Stovall, and Agnes June Stovall.Mr. Stovall retired from F.W. Woolworth after...
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Norma Sue Huey

February 16, 1934 - October 22, 2016

Mrs. Norma Sue Huey, age 82, of Winston, GA, passed away October 22, 2016. She was born February 16, 1934 in Rockmart, GA to the late James and Mae Bell Harding. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe H. Huey; and brother, Billy Gilland.Mrs. Huey loved to cook. She worked at Chick-Fil-A for seventeen years and was loved by all who knew her. She was a charter...
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Gladys Mae Shelby

August 14, 1947 - October 20, 2016

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Katherine Charlotte Fuller

May 27, 1926 - October 16, 2016

Mrs. Katherine Charlotte Fuller, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016. She was born in Long Island, New York. She was a member of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church. Mrs. Fuller loved sewing, embroidery and working puzzles.Mrs. Fuller was preceded in death by her parents, James Vincent and Elizabeth Roesel Crowe; a son, John Wesley Fuller, III; and a...
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Peggy Pauline Isaacs

October 4, 1940 - October 15, 2016

Ms. Peggy Pauline Isaacs, age 76, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016. She was born October 4, 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia. Peggy loved to play bingo and color. Back in the day, she loved to dance. She was a Christian who loved the Lord.Ms. Isaacs was preceded in death by her parents, John Willard and Sara Pauline Kile Adams; and a brother, Robert Willard “Buddy...
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Arvetta Suzanne Kiselewski

September 28, 1961 - October 15, 2016

Mrs. Arvetta Suzanne Kiselewski of Winston, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016. She was born September 28, 1961 in Mooresville, North Carolina.Mrs. Kiselewski is survived by her her husband, Barry Kiselewski; her parents, Tyrone Hartness, Sr. and Naomi Levin Hartness; son, Joshua Adam Kiselewski; daughter, Megan Kiselewski; brother, Tyrone (Lisa) Hartness, Jr.; sisters, Danette ...
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Ronald Lewis Baldwin

October 21, 1942 - October 12, 2016

Mr. Ronald Lewis “Ron” Baldwin of Winston, GA, formerly of New Providence, NJ, passed away October 12, 2016. He was born October 21, 1942 in Summit, NJ to the late Lewis Winnie and Christine Evans Baldwin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Samuel Baldwin.Mr. Baldwin was of the Presbyterian faith. He enjoyed sailing. He was known by his friends as ...
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Virginia Anne Maxwell

April 5, 1926 - October 1, 2016

Mrs. Virginia Anne Maxwell, age 90, of Marietta, GA, formerly of Douglasville, GA, passed away October 1, 2016. She was born April 5, 1926 in Colquitt, GA to the late Samuel G. and Mildred A. Underwood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Paige Maxwell.She is survived by her daughters and son-in law, Linda Clary and Brenda Joyce and Jeff Hafer; four...
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Barbara Ann Sims

January 3, 1935 - September 30, 2016

Mrs. Barbara Ann Sims, age 81, of Douglasville, GA, passed away September 30, 2016. She was born January 3, 1935 in Greenville, SC to the late Willie and Sarah Lentz Lester. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Sharla and Darla Sims; and brother, William “Bill” Lester.Mrs. Sims was a devoted housewife. She loved to swim and fish. She enjoyed baseball...
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Rita Faye Ellingburg

October 23, 1945 - September 30, 2016

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Gary Donald Lones

August 18, 1944 - September 28, 2016

Mr. Gary Donald Lones, age 72, of Douglasville, GA, passed away on September 28, 2016. He was born on August 18, 1944 in East Liverpool, OH to the late Donald and Margaret Abrams Lones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Procop Lones.Mr. Lones loved rebuilding classic cars. He enjoyed being a part of the “Romeos,” of which he was a proud...
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Ada Jean Sorrells

November 2, 1938 - September 21, 2016

Ms. Ada Jean Sorrells, age 77, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016. She was born November 2, 1938 in Forsyth, GA. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and flowers. Ada was a good hearted person who took pleasure in helping others. Her favorite thing was to spend time with her family.Ms. Sorrells is preceded in death by her parents Grady Palmer and Ella Palmer Rains.She is...
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Shirley A. Edwards

February 21, 1944 - September 20, 2016

Mrs. Shirley A. Edwards, age 72, of Douglasville, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. She was born on February 21, 1944 in Fort McPherson, East Point, GA. Mrs. Edwards enjoyed her career as an RN and retired with Wellstar Cobb Hospital. She also liked to play Bingo. Her favorite times however, were spending time with her family, most especially her grandchildren.Mrs. Edwards is...
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Amber Karmon Harrison

May 7, 1995 - September 18, 2016

Ms. Amber Karmon Harrison, 21, of Carrollton, GA passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016. She was born May7, 1995 in Austell, GA. Ms. Harrison was the owner of A Perfect Tan and Hair, which is located in Roopville, GA. She graduated from Central High School in Carrollton. Amber’s favorite pastime was spending time with her family, especially her daughter Kennedy, whom she loved and cared for...
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Isabel Maria Lee

June 4, 1932 - September 14, 2016

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Georgia McIntosh

June 12, 1926 - September 12, 2016

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Joseph Porter Larson

March 31, 1927 - September 10, 2016

Mr. Joseph Porter Larson, Sr., age 89, of Somerset, KY, passed away September 10, 2016. He was born March 31, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Oscar Paul and Mary Albina Johnson Larson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Irene Reilly Larson; brothers, Paul, John, George, and Howard; and sister Mary Jane. Mr. Larson served in the United States Army and...
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William Leslie Jones

February 21, 1942 - September 8, 2016

Mr. William Leslie Jones, age 74, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016. He was born February 21, 1942 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served his country as a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Jones was a square dance caller in the South for over 40 years.Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Jones; his father, James “Bus” Jones and his mother,...
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Judith M. Augustine

September 9, 1938 - September 6, 2016

Ms. Judith Morris Augustine, age 77, of Carrollton, Georgia, formerly of Douglasville, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016. She was born September 9, 1938 in Atlanta, Georgia.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM at the Park Place of Carrollton Clubhouse, 646 N Park Street, Carrollton, GA 30117.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Judy’s...
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Martha Ann Spiva

May 12, 1936 - September 5, 2016

Mrs. Martha Ann Miller Spiva, age 80, of Douglasville, GA, passed away on September 5, 2016. She was born on May 12, 1936 in Brooks County, GA to the late Washington Rewis Miller, Sr. and Alice Rudeene Brigman Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne E. Spiva; and brother, Charles Miller.Mrs. Spiva was a terrific mother and grandmother. She loved working...
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Carol Lee Kobulnicky

June 9, 1947 - August 29, 2016

Mrs. Carol Lee Harvey Kobulnicky, age 69, of Douglasville, GA, passed away on August 29, 2016. She was born June 9, 1947 in New Orleans to the late Arthur and Marguerite Kampen Harvey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Theodore Harvey; and step-daughter, Shellie Jazdzewski.Mrs. Kobulnicky was very devout in her Catholic faith. She loved spending time with her...
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Cecil R. Davis

February 22, 1929 - August 26, 2016

Mr. Cecil R. Davis, age 87, of Lithia Springs, Georgia passed away Friday, August 26, 2016. He was born February 22, 1929 in East Point, Georgia. He was a Veteran, having served his country proudly in the U.S. Army. Mr. Davis retired from the City of Atlanta Police Department. Reggie was a Mason at Battle Hill Lodge #523 and served as a Tyler for 10 years. He was a ham radio operator and Deacon...
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Rhonda Faye Payne

October 20, 1960 - August 24, 2016

Ms. Rhonda Faye Payne, age 55, of Lithia Springs, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016. She was born October 20, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rhonda was a loving caregiver to her aging mother and loved spending girls’ day out together getting their hair done. She was an avid reader, loving to read everything. An animal lover, she loved to rescue animals, especially dogs. She enjoyed...
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Willene Akins

June 13, 1939 - August 23, 2016

Ms. Willene Akins, age 77, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, August, 23, 2016. She was born June 13, 1939 in Cobb County, GA. Ms. Akins enjoyed talking to people on the phone and cooking. She was a caregiver to other, always putting their needs first. She also cherished her family and enjoyed spending time with them.She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Bertha Collins as well...
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Michael Lee Spears

August 13, 1970 - August 18, 2016

Mr. Michael Lee Spears, age 46, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born August 13, 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia.He is survived by his parents, Jerry and Margaret Spears; daughter, Bailey Spears; brother, Ricky (Carol) Spears; sister, Gail (Keith) Boleman; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.The family will be conducting a memorial service at a later...
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Frances Hall Pearson

January 8, 1924 - August 18, 2016

Mrs. Frances Hall Pearson, age 92, Villa Rica native and Douglasville resident, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016. She was born January 8, 1924 in Villa Rica, Georgia. She lived from 1948-1971 in Jacksonville, FL where she was instrumental in establishing the North Florida Juvenile Diabetes Association in the early 1960s. She was retired from the Georgia Secretary of State Office. She was...
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Robert Foran

February 24, 1921 - August 11, 2016

Mr. Robert Eugene Foran, age 95, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016. He was born February 24, 1921 in Bement, Illinois. Mr. Foran was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served his country in WWII. He flew 27 missions as a B17 gunner. He was a private pilot, loved flying and was a general mechanic for airplanes. He was an avid motorcyclist, having his Goldwing flown...
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Josie Wallace

February 12, 1918 - August 2, 2016

Mrs. Josie Haynes Wallace, age 98, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016. She was born February 12, 1918 in Villa Rica, GA. Mrs. Wallace retired as a seamstress after 32 years with Arrow Shirt Factory. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Amelia Norton Haynes; husband, Charlie Erman Wallace;...
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Barbara Goodwin Zakrzewski

February 29, 1940 - August 1, 2016

Mrs. Barbara Zakrzewski, age 76, of Douglasville, GA passed away August 1, 2016. She was born February 29, 1940 in Atlanta, GA. Barbara enjoyed sewing, reading, traveling and cooking. Her favorite times however, were spent with her family and grandchildren, of which she was very proud. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zenon Zakrzewski; brother Warren L. Goodwin, Jr; sister Joy Wolfe and...
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Nancy Lee Wright

July 1, 1938 - July 28, 2016

Mrs. Nancy DeBruhl Wright, age 78, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016. She was born July 1, 1938 in Lexington, South Carolina. She was a 1956 graduate of Douglas County High School where she was high school sweethearts with Doug Wright. They were married for 57 years prior to his passing in 2014. She spent many years as the Director of the Good Samaritan Center of...
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John Richard Meyenberg

September 15, 1949 - July 25, 2016

Mr. John Richard Meyenberg, Sr., age 66, of Whitesburg, GA passed away July 25, 2016. He was born September 15, 1949 in Zephyrhills, FL. Mr. Meyenberg proudly served in the United States Army and was a member of the Buck Creek Masonic Lodge 639 F&AM. He was hardworking, and held in high regard to all he knew. Also, John was dedicated to his family, enjoyed spending time with them, and he...
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Samuel Thomas Judd

October 31, 1951 - July 20, 2016

Mr. Samuel T Judd, age 64, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. He was born October 31, 1951, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Judd moved to the Atlanta areas in 1969 to attend DeVry Institute of Technology, where he studied radio broadcasting technology. Mr. Judd enjoyed over 20 years working in the music industry as roadie and crew manager for bands such as Hydra...
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Ruth Ruff

June 28, 1923 - July 16, 2016

Mrs. Ruth Argue Ruff, age 93, of Winston, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016. She was born June 28, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Ruff retired from Rich’s with 40 years of service as a buyer and a department manager. Known as a strong-willed woman, she enjoyed working in her home, gardening and working in the yard.Mrs. Ruff was preceded in death by her husband, John Martin Ruff...
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Bobby Eugene Newborn

April 27, 1934 - July 13, 2016

Mr. Bobby Eugene Newborn, age 82, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016. A native of Douglasville, GA he was born on April 27, 1934. He enjoyed fishing, working in his garden, and was an avid Braves fan. Mr. Newborn enjoyed family gatherings for holidays and talking with people. He loved going to singings and was known for his big, kind heart.He was preceded in death by his...
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Sharon Johnson

September 17, 1945 - July 11, 2016

Mrs. Sharon Korges Johnson, age 70, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, July 11, 2016. She was born September 17, 1945 in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Johnson attended Georgia Tech, worked in real estate and as a financial advisor with Edward Jones. She enjoyed gaining knowledge and reading books of all types. Sharon and her husband loved going on motorcycle rides, whether it was cross country or just...
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Kristopher Wayne Cook

July 30, 1985 - July 11, 2016

Mr. Kristopher Wayne Cook, age 30, of Villa Rica, GA passed away Monday, July 11, 2016. He was born July 30, 1985 in Riverdale, GA. Mr. Cook loved spending time with his family, especially MeMe and PapPap. He enjoyed music, movies and TV, especially the Disney Channel. He especially loved pancakes. Mr. Cook was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church. An avid baseball fan, he was actively...
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Ellen Joyce Jordan

August 12, 1938 - July 10, 2016

Mrs. Joyce Jordan, age 77, of Douglasville, went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 10, 2016.A native of Douglasville, Georgia, Mrs. Jordan was born on August 12, 1938, the daughter of the late Paul and Frances Hay Jordan. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Douglasville and...
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Ty Darryll Ellison

May 25, 1962 - July 7, 2016

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Gina Kinnard Kraus

December 5, 1962 - July 6, 2016

Ms. Gina Kinnard Kraus, age 53, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. She was born December 5, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia.She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Barbara Kinnard.She is survived by a son, Charles Francis Kraus, III; daughters, Jessica Stafford and Kaleigh Kraus; sisters, Traci Erickson and Carol Ricks; two grandchildren, Chase Jaxon Kraus and...
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Jack F. Packer

January 8, 1931 - July 4, 2016

Mr. Jack F. Packer, Jr., age 85, of Douglasville, passed away on Monday July 4, 2016 at a local hospital.A native of Norfolk, VA, Mr. Packer was born on January 8, 1931 the son of the late Jack F. Packer, Sr. and the late Nellie Helen Davis Packer. He was a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Packer was a member of the First Baptist Church of Douglasville and...
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Eugene N. Butler

July 6, 1967 - June 29, 2016

Mr. Gene Butler, of Douglasville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Texas. Mr. Butler was Lt. Col. with the Alabama National Guard. He was also a member of Central Baptist Church in Douglasville.He is survived by his wife, Sonya Butler; daughter Jordanna Butler; father Gene Butler, Sr.; mother Mary Ann Dermody and grandmother Louise Mitchell as well as numerous other family members...
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Nathan Moore

June 26, 1931 - June 28, 2016

Dr. Nathan Moore passed away on June 28 at the age of 85.Nathan was born on June 26, 1931, in Mayaro, Trinidad, to William and Eugenie Moore. He spent his childhood in Tobago, where he attended Charlotteville Methodist Elementary School. Nathan earned a ‘first grade’ (highest level) Cambridge University issued high school diploma and graduated valedictorian of his junior college class...
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Gene Arthur Litt

March 29, 1943 - June 26, 2016

Mr. Gene A. Litt, age 73, of Winston, died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving and devoted family.A native of Flint, Michigan, Mr. Litt was born on March 29, 1943, the son of the late Edward and Mildred Burnham Prue. Prior to retirement, he was a manager for the C.R. Laurence Company and proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Litt was a...
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John Harlin Kidd

February 21, 1925 - June 26, 2016

Mr. John Harlin “J.H.” Kidd, age 91, of Villa Rica, Georgia passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was born February 21, 1925 in Heard County Georgia, son of the late John H. and Ida Ward Kidd. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife Miriam Stallings Kidd and brothers Horace Kidd, Raiford Kidd, and sister Vivian Griffin. Mr. Kidd was a World War II veteran and upon returning...
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Kenneth Harold Ethridge

August 24, 1951 - June 26, 2016

Mr. Kenneth H. Ethridge, Sr., age 64, of Villa Rica, Georgia, died suddenly Saturday, June 25, 2016.A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Ethridge was born on August 24, 1951, the son of the late Paul and Dorothy Murphy Ethridge. Prior to retirement, Mr. Ethridge was employed as a truck driver and was also a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Unites States Marine Corp.Survivors include his...
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Madalyne Rose Collins

June 21, 2016 - June 21, 2016

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Lamar Emory Huff

April 9, 1944 - June 19, 2016

Mr. Lamar Emory Huff, Jr., age 72 of Peachtree City, Georgia, died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at his residence.Mr. Huff was born on April 9, 1944 the son of Idola Gunn McCawley and the late Lamar Emory Huff, Sr. He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Kinney “Kinn” Huff Smith and Lamar Emory Huff Smith.Survivors include his mother, Idola G. McCawley; his daughter, Leslie Smith Huff;...
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Bette Lou Blade

October 9, 1939 - June 7, 2016

Betty Lou Blade, of Bremen, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. She was born on October 9, 1939 in Little Washington, NC, to Thomas Bryant, Sr. and Doris Whitley Bryant. A graduate of Mother of Mercy High School in Washington, NC, she went on to study at the Community Hospital School of Nursing in Wilmington, NC.Her marriage to Cliff Blade in 1959 produced three children,...
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Judith Burch

July 4, 1940 - June 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Martha Christine King

June 12, 1930 - June 6, 2016

Mrs. Martha Christine King, age 85, of Lithia Springs, went home to be with the Lord on Monday June 6, 2016 following several months of declining health.A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. King was born on June 12, 1930 the daughter of the late John S. and Nell Christine Wallace Cooley. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a member of the Lithia Springs United Methodist Church....
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Charles Kenneth Morris

February 17, 1938 - June 5, 2016

Mr. Charles Kenneth Morris, Sr., age 78, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016. He was born February 17, 1938 in Atlanta, Georgia. He served his country as a member of the Army National Guard, receiving an honorable discharge. He worked as an electrician and was a member of IBEW #613. Mr. Morris was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He...
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Francis X. Ellis

July 22, 1931 - May 28, 2016

Mr. Frank X. Ellis, age 84, of Douglasville, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home in Atlanta.Mr. Ellis was born on July 22, 1931 in Philadelphia, the son of the late Jerred A. and Anna Hogan Ellis. Frank was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on May 28, 1961. He would eventually find other ways to serve the Lord when he left the priesthood to marry his wife, the...
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Hugh Preston Brown

February 9, 1945 - May 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Francis X. Ellis

July 22, 1931 - May 28, 2016

Mr. Frank X. Ellis, age 84, of Douglasville, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home in Atlanta.Mr. Ellis was born on July 22, 1931 in Philadelphia, the son of the late Jerred A. and Anna Hogan Ellis. Frank was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on May 28, 1961. He would eventually find other ways to serve the Lord when he left the priesthood to marry his wife, the...
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Nelda Pearl Bradt

June 10, 1926 - May 26, 2016

Mrs. Nelda P. Barnes Bradt, age 89 of Douglasville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at WellStar Douglas Hospital.A native of Fredonia, Kansas, Mrs. Bradt was born on June 10, 1926, the daughter of the late Troy and Nellie Pearl Fyfe Barnes. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church. Prior to her moving to Douglasville...
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Ellon Ruth Wilkinson

May 23, 1931 - May 20, 2016

Ellon Ruth Wilkinson, age 83, of Carrollton, GA went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, May 20, 2016. She was born May 23, 1932 in Carrollton, GA to the late U. M. Frashier and Minnie Myrtle Jenkins Frashier.Ruth married the love of her life, Vergial Raymond Wilkinson and was blessed with two children. They raised their family in Carrollton and was a member of the Sandhill Church of...
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Brian William Yorcis

October 28, 1975 - May 18, 2016

Brian Yorcis, age 40, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016. He was born October 28, 1975 in Elmhurst, Illinois. Brian enjoyed spending time with his family, was a kind-hearted and loving person, who especially loved animals. He was very smart and was liked by everyone who knew him.Brian was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Francis Yorcis; and...
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Beverly Rustin

October 29, 1939 - May 17, 2016

Mrs. Beverly Durand Rustin, age 76, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016. She was born October 29, 1939 in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Rustin loved her cat “Frisky”, working in the yard and planting flowers. She was a member at Pray’s Mill Baptist Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School. Beverly retired from the federal government after serving with many different...
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Elizabeth Betty Ann Doubleday

October 9, 1940 - May 7, 2016

Ms. Elizabeth Doubleday, age 75, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016. She was born October 9, 1940 in Macon, Georgia. She loved being a mother and a grandmother; was the owner of Betty’s Treasures; enjoyed taking pictures; travelled a lot, also travelling abroad; enjoyed shopping and watching TV.Ms. Doubleday was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary McKenna...
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Martha Ruth Fincher

January 22, 1933 - May 2, 2016

Mrs. Ruth S. Fincher, age 83, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, May 2, 2016. She was born in Greenville, GA on January 22, 1933. Ruth was a graduate from Greenville High School. On June 8, 1957 she married the love of her life, James Woodrow “Woody” Fincher. She retired from Atlanta Gas Light and was a member of Prays Mill Baptist Church. She loved her Lord, family and flowers....
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Velma Elizabeth Wynne

May 26, 1930 - April 29, 2016

Mrs. Velma Elizabeth Wynne, age 85, of Winston, GA passed away Friday, April 29, 2016. She was born May 26, 1930 in Wilkinson County, GA. She was a member of Dorsett Shoals Baptist Church.Mrs. Wynne was preceded in death by her husband, Kytle McKinley Wynne; and her parents, Thomas and Ima Allen Collins.She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Wynne Jordan; brothers, Don Collins and Gene Collins...
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Roy Allan Collar

July 31, 1940 - April 28, 2016

LTC Roy A. Collar, Sr., age 75, of Douglasville, died peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2016 surrounded by loving wife and family.Mr. Collar was born on July 31, 1940 in Shanghai, China to English parents. The family tried to leave before the Japanese took over but were caught and spent the rest of the war as POWs. In 1945 they left for England and came to the United States in 1947. Roy...
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Marjorie Louise Smith

July 26, 1928 - April 20, 2016

Mrs. Marjorie Louise Smith, age 87, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away April 20, 2016. She was born July 26, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama. Mrs. Smith was of the Baptist Faith and was an example of the Proverbs 31 woman. She was a very Godly woman and was always there for people. She was an example of hospitality in being a good friend and caretaker to everyone she knew. It was her pleasure...
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Donald Lee Nauman

March 22, 1942 - April 20, 2016

Donald L. Nauman passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2016, in Douglasville, GA. Don was born the second of nine children March 22, 1942 in Streator, IL to Leroy and Helen Nauman of Henry, IL. He grew up in Henry and Pekin, IL. In 1959, he won First Place in the Illinois State Science Fair for a working robot he built out of tin cans and erector set motors. In 1966, he joined the U.S. Army. He...
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Wayne William Mings

February 16, 1936 - April 19, 2016

Mr. Wayne William Mings, age 80, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He was born February 16, 1936 in Denton, TX. Mr. Mings proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was also a member at First Presbyterian Church in Douglasville, GA. He retired in 2007 after 46 years of working with Six Flags over Georgia where he was instrumental in...
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Wayne William Mings

February 16, 1936 - April 19, 2016

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Jennifer Lynn Boutwell

April 30, 1962 - April 18, 2016

Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Boutwell, age 53, of Peachtree City, GA passed away April 18, 2016. She was born April 30, 1962 in Riverdale, GA. Mrs. Boutwell enjoyed fishing, being outdoors and had a green thumb, especially with flowers. Her and her son shared a love of 80”s classic rock music. She was always on the go and taking care of others. Painting was also a passion of hers. Her favorite...
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Pamela Ruth Ivey

October 23, 1958 - April 16, 2016

Ms. Pamela Ruth Ivey, age 57, of Carrollton, Georgia, died Saturday at Tanner Medical Center in Villa Rica.Ms. Ivey was born on October 23, 1958, the daughter of the late Norman and Margaret Ruth McCrary Larkin. Prior to her illness, Ms. Ivey was employed with Wal-mart as a customer service manager. She was preceded in death by her brother, Wesley Larkin and her step-mother, Patricia Larkin...
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James Arthur Morrow

October 1, 1951 - April 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Gary Robert Abbey

December 11, 1952 - April 14, 2016

Mr. Gary “Buddy” Abbey, age 63, Temple, Georgia, died peacefully Thursday, April 14, 2016 on his farm.Mr. Abbey was born on December 11, 1952, the son of Carolyn Martin Abbey and the late William Brewer Abbey. Prior to his death, Buddy was employed with the Paulding County Board of Education as a teacher. He was a member of the Tennessee Valley Working Dog Association and was a fan of...
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Julie Ann Allen

February 7, 1960 - April 12, 2016

Ms. Julie Ann Allen, age 56, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016. She was born February 7, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia. She loved wildlife, especially offering refuge to squirrels she had rescued. She was an avid Harley-Davidson fan and in her later years, she enjoyed art and coloring.Ms. Allen was preceded in death by her mother, Judy Mitchell.She is survived by her father,...
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Thomas Wayne Cranford

October 28, 1954 - April 12, 2016

Mr. Thomas Wayne "Tommy" Cranford, age 61, of Douglasville, Georgia died Tuesday evening in Austell.A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Cranford was born on October 28, 1954 the son of the late Thomas and Thelma Lee Dennis Cranford. Prior to ill health, Mr. Cranford was employed in the Home Sales and Renovation Industry. He enjoyed dirt track and fishing in his leisure time. He was...
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Richard D. Head

August 21, 1943 - April 12, 2016

Mr. Richard Douglas "Doug" Head, age 72, of Villa Rica, Georgia, died Tuesday afternoon at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton.A native of Buford, Georgia, Mr. Head was born on August 21, 1943, the son of the late Charlie Franklin Head and Ruby Johnson Head. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Head was employed with United Technology as a computer engineer. He was preceded in death by his...
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Elizabeth Lawler

September 23, 1999 - April 12, 2016

Ms. Elizabeth Jo Lawler, age 16, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016. She was born on September 23, 1999 in Austell, GA. Elizabeth was a sophomore at Robert S. Alexander High School where she enjoyed singing in the musical and show choirs. She was also very artistic and liked to draw. She loved her pets, Murray, Bella, Louise, Abigail and Rose. Preceding her in death is her...
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Mary Magdalean Cox

June 7, 1923 - April 12, 2016

Miss Mary M. Cox, age 93, of Douglasville, GA went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 12, 2016. A native of Franklin, Georgia, Miss Cox, was born on June 7, 1923, the daughter of the late Wade and Derah Daniels Wade. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was a member of the Second Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons; James D. and Jerry Lewis Cox;...
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Charles Kinney Smith

July 12, 1968 - April 3, 2016

Charles “Kinn” Kinney “Huff” SmithMr. Charles “Kinn” Kinney “Huff” Smith, age 47, of Douglasville, GA. went to live in his Eternal Home with the Lord on April 3, 2016. He was an active member of West Metro Church of God and was formerly a member of First Baptist Church of Douglasville. Kinn was the owner of Brothers Moving and Delivery for over 15...
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Alton N. Brewer

March 4, 1941 - April 3, 2016

Mr. Alton Nathaniel Brewer, age 75, of Winston, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016. He was born March 4, 1941 in Jackson, Mississippi. He had served in the Masons, was very proud to have earned Master Mason and had just received his 50 year pin. Mr. Brewer loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren; enjoyed bridge, politics, history, reading, and traveling. He loved...
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Tammara Reyna Hafer

March 31, 1971 - April 2, 2016

Mrs. Tammara “Tammy” Reyna Hafer, age 45, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016. She was born March 31, 1971 in Salinas, CA. Tammy was a mother and grandmother to many, always going above and beyond to help others. Her whole demeanor would light up at the sight of the gentle wings of a butterfly. Tammy’s huge heart extended to love all the animals that came...
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Stanley Eugene Burch

January 1, 1962 - March 30, 2016

Mr. Stanley Eugene “Stan” Burch, age 54, of Douglasville, died early Wednesday morning at Wellstar Douglas Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Burch was born on January 1, 1962 the son of Judith Ann Webb Burch and the late Eugene Leonard Burch. He was a member of the North West Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta. Prior to his disability,...
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Emily C. Mize

July 31, 1935 - March 25, 2016

Mrs. Emily Christine Mize, age 80, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, March 25, 2016. She was born July 31, 1935. She enjoyed working and retired from W. R. Bean Printing. Mrs. Mize loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren; doing crafts and gardening.Mrs. Mize was preceded in death by her husband, Jefferson B. Mize, Jr. and her parents, John Clint Wages and Nora Sue...
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