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

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

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

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

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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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Dorothy Margaret Harshman

January 25, 1921 - March 25, 2016

Dorothy Robinson Harshman, age 95, died on March 25, 2016, in Douglasville, Georgia. She was born on January 25, 1921, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Eva Rocky Robinson and Emory Ferris Robinson. She graduated from Sharon High School and Dyke College,Cleveland, Ohio. She lived in Athens with her family for 53 years and belonged to several organizations, but was most active in Emmanuel...
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Patricia Ann Williams

November 14, 1946 - March 24, 2016

Ms. Patricia Ann Williams, age 69, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016. She was born in Miami, FL on November 14, 1946. Ms. Williams enjoyed watching television but her favorite activities were spending time with her dogs and family.She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Virginia Williams.Surviving her is her daughter Dawn Price; grandchildren Shayne, Ryan and...
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Mary Jane Jackson

November 10, 1935 - March 23, 2016

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

November 15, 1927 - March 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Carlton Johnny Harbin

August 2, 1939 - March 17, 2016

Mr. Johnny Harbin, age 76, of Lithia Springs, Georgia, died Thursday morning in Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.Mr. Harbin was born on August 2, 1939, the son of the late Jefferson Douglas and Willie Nell Dillershaw Harbin. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for over 30 years with Roadway Transportation. He attended the First Baptist Church of Lithia Springs and was preceded in death by his first...
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Jimmy Lee McReynolds

September 2, 1939 - March 16, 2016

Mr. Jimmy Lee McReynolds, age 76, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away March 16, 2016. He was born September 2, 1939. He served in the United States Air Force. Mr. McReynolds enjoyed fishing, hunting and firearms. Jimmy was a great dad, wonderful grandfather and loved his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.He is preceded in death is his wife and love of his life, Peggy Ruth...
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Floyd Ervin Frazee

February 3, 1927 - March 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Jeffrey Russell Davis

January 11, 1972 - March 14, 2016

Mr. Jeffrey "Rusty" Davis, age 44, died Monday March 14, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.Mr. Davis was born January 11, 1972 in Atlanta, Ga. the son of Brenda Gail Tumlin Davis and the late Leonard Marvin Davis. Prior to his death, Rusty was employed as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by a niece, Anna Davis in July 2014 and his father.Survivors include his son; Jeffrey Russell Davis,...
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Mary Ann Wade

March 10, 1935 - March 13, 2016

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

March 10, 1935 - March 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Evelyn Juanita Satterfield

August 14, 1933 - March 8, 2016

Mrs. Evelyn Juanita Satterfield, age 82, died Tuesday afternoon at her residence.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Whitley - Garner Funeral Home.
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Don Samuel Mobley

November 5, 1941 - March 7, 2016

Mr. Don Samuel Mobley, Sr., of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, March 7, 2016. He was born November 5, 1941 in Brent, AL. Mr. Mobley retired from Norfolk Southern after 30 years. He served in the United States Army. Don loved the outdoors; whether it was working in the yard, sitting and watching cars or people pass by or just watching and feeding the squirrels. He enjoyed tinkering with...
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Robert Usry

August 1, 1925 - March 6, 2016

Mr. Robert “Bob” P. Usry, Jr., of Winston, GA, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016. He was born August 1, 1925 in Shreveport, LA. Mr. Usry was a graduate of Douglas County High School Class of 1942, which he loved and remained active in coordinating and organizing the class reunions. He was a Veteran having served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy as a Yowman 1st class and...
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Gary Kenneth Morgan

August 26, 1948 - March 4, 2016

Mr. Gary Kenneth Morgan, age 67, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016. He was born August 26, 1948 in Leonardtown, Maryland. Mr. Morgan was a Veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Army. He married Lavenia Page on April 28, 1979. Mr. Morgan was a pool player and was an avid fan of cowboy movies.Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hazel Watkins...
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Margaret A. Coley

July 29, 1934 - March 2, 2016

Mrs. Margaret Coley, age 81, of Villa Rica, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. She was born July 29, 1934 in Heflin, AL. She graduated from Chattahochee High School in 1948. Mrs. Coley was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Coley was employed for 35 years as an inventory clerk with the Seimens Corporation.She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifton...
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Maudine Denmon

February 15, 1946 - March 1, 2016

Mrs. Maudine Denman, age 70, of Douglasville, Georgia, died on Tuesday March 1, 2016 following a sudden illness.Mrs. Denman was born on February 15, 1946, in Atlanta, GA, the daughter of the late Carl and Sterling Burch Buffington. Prior to her disablilty, Mrs. Denman was employed as a beautician. She was a member of the King's Way Baptist Church and was preceded in death by two sisters,...
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Ryan Scott Stephens

March 3, 1990 - February 28, 2016

Mr. Ryan Stephens, age 25, of Lithia Springs, Ga. passed away February 28, 2016.He was born March 3, 1990 in Marietta, GA. Mr. Stephens graduated in 2008 from Gilmer School. Following that he was a member of the Jacksonville State Marching Southerners.Mr. Stephens is survived by his wife, Courtney V. Dickson Stephens; father and step-mother Jerry and Jenny Stephens; mother and step-father, Cindy...
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James Andrew Wear

November 26, 1961 - February 27, 2016

Mr. James Andrew “Andy” Wear, age 54, of Rome, Georgia passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016. He was born November 26, 1961 in Ft. Payne, Alabama. Mr. Wear or “Wear Bear” as known by his students, enjoyed being outdoors, loved reading and enjoyed teaching history and government. Always seeing the good in people, he enjoyed their company and loved having the privilege...
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Roger Dale Thomas

September 19, 1967 - February 27, 2016

Mr. Roger Dale Thomas, age 48, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016. He was born September 19, 1967 in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Thomas loved spending time with his family. He loved fishing, watching TV and was an avid Alabama football fan. He enjoyed animals and playing with his grandchildren.Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Roger Thomas; his step-father, Bobby...
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Alvin Jones

December 20, 1930 - February 24, 2016

Mr. Alvin A. Jones, age 85, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016. He was born on December 20, 1930 in Dekalb County, AL. Mr. Jones was an active member of the Apostolic Tabernacle of the Living God Church. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. His passion, however, was being outside and gardening. He worked in the Garden Center with WalMart for 20 years.Mr. Jones is...
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Vela Mae Wegela

July 6, 1922 - February 23, 2016

Mrs. Vela Mae Wegela, age 93, of Douglasville, GA passed away February 23, 2016. She was born July 6, 1922 in Celina, TN. Mrs. Wegela enjoyed sewing and making quilts. She was a cosmetologist and was self-employed. Vela was also a member at Liberty Baptist Church and liked going to various functions there but she especially loved to spend time with her family.Preceding her death are her parents,...
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Lola I. Martin-Jackson

September 13, 1962 - February 21, 2016

Mrs. Lola I. Martin-Jackson, age 53, of Dallas, GA passed away February 21, 2016. She was born September 13, 1962 in Newport Manchester Jamaica West Indies to Gwendolyn Brown Martin and Sydney Martin. She attended Bethel Christian School and Manchester High School in Mandeville Jamaica. Lola worked at Astra Hotel as a Receptionist and a Librarian at the Manchester Parish Library in Mandeville....
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Janis MARLOW

August 24, 1933 - February 19, 2016

Ms. Janis Brown Marlow, age 82, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Friday, February 19, 2016. She was born August 24, 1933 in McDaniel, KY. Ms. Marlow was a 1950 graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic High School. She was the first lady to drive a school bus for the Grayson County School System in Kentucky. Ms. Marlow served as a Communicant of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and also was the...
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Edwin Baggett McKelvey

June 7, 1959 - February 19, 2016

Mr. Eddie "Mac" McKelvey, age 56, of Smyrna, Georgia died Friday morning at Kennestone Regional Medical Center.Mr. McKelvey was born on June 7, 1959 in Palatka, Florida the son of the late Mary Bowden Baggett McKelvey and Charles G. McKelvey, Jr. He was of the Methodist faith. Prior to ill health, he was employed with M & M Auto as a car transporter.Survivors include his son, Billy ...
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Jamie B. Running

October 9, 1934 - February 18, 2016

Mrs. Jamie B. Running, age 81, of Douglasville, Georgia, died early Thursday morning February 18, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Running was born on October 9, 1934, the daughter of the late Joseph Holland and Jamie Nora Reese Boyd. She retired from nursing with an RN, BSN and proudly served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant. She was a member of New Covenant United Methodist Church and...
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Debbie Buckland

September 20, 1964 - February 17, 2016

Mrs. Debbie Kay Buckland, age 51, of Douglasville, GA passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. She was born September 20, 1964 in Dallas GA. Mrs. Buckland was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and enjoyed doing things for them and spending time with them.Preceding her in death are her parents, Doty and Clara Ellis; her sister, Linda Ellis; and...
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Charlotte Ann Evans

August 1, 1959 - February 16, 2016

Ms. Charlotte Evans, age 56, of Douglasville, died Tuesday February 16, 2016 at a local hospital.Ms. Evans was born on August 1, 1959, in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Joe W. Evans and the late Nora Payne Evans. She was preceded in death by her mother, and a sister; Susan Cannon.Survivors include her daughter, Christina Lambright, her father Mr. Joe W. Evans; two brothers, Perry and Robbie...
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Darleen Marie Banks

September 1, 1931 - February 10, 2016

Mrs. Darleen Marie Banks, age 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 surround by her loving family. She was born September 1, 1931 in Atlanta, GA to the late Mr. & Mrs. Gus Applying. Mrs. Banks met and married the late Mr. David E. Banks on June 1, 1945 and was married for 57 years.She is survived by sons Larry E. Banks and the Rev. Dennis B. Banks (Cathy); grandchildren...
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Maria Acosta

July 17, 1936 - February 10, 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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Dorothy Buckland

June 12, 1938 - February 8, 2016

Mrs. Dorothy Small Buckland, age 77, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Monday, February 8, 2016. She was born June 12, 1938 in Pontiac, MI. She was a long-time resident of Douglasville, having lived here for over 50 years. Mrs. Buckland was a homemaker who loved to spend time and do things with her family.She is preceded in death by the love of her life, her soulmate Johnnie Buckland as well as...
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Myrl Denise Tyson

February 5, 1956 - February 7, 2016

Ms. Denise Bates Tyson, age 60, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016. She was born February 5, 1956 in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Fairhaven Baptist Church.Ms. Tyson was preceded in death by her father, James Franklin Allen.She is survived by two sons, Anthony Bates and wife Shannon and Jason Bates and wife Tabatha; one daughter, Christy Gould and husband Dave; mother,...
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Travis Ryan Garner

August 30, 1973 - February 6, 2016

Mr. Travis Ryan Garner, age 42, of Panama City, Florida and formerly of Winston, died Saturday afternoon at Bay Medical Sacred Heart Hospital in Panama City.Travis was born on August 30, 1973 at Wellstar Cobb Hospital in Austell, Ga. the only child of Hubert Garner and Judy Jerkins Garner. Travis reached the rank of Eagle Scout in BSA Troop 61, Bethany United Methodist Church, Smyrna, GA. He...
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Jerry Wayne Earnhart

January 21, 1953 - February 4, 2016

Mr. Jerry Wayne “Booboo” Earnhart, age 63, of Douglasville, died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his devoted family.Mr. Earnhart was born on January 21, 1953, the son of the late Bennie L and Marion Louise Wilson Earnhart. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Douglasville and proudly served in the United States Army. He was the owner and operator...
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Peggy Gorham Lovelace

July 29, 1929 - February 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Patricia Gail Larkin

July 8, 1946 - February 3, 2016

Mrs. Patricia Gail Larkin, age 69, of Douglasville, Georgia, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016. A native of Rabun County, Georgia, Mrs. Larkin was born on July 8, 1946, the daughter of the late Lenna Marlor & Eleonea Rosa Scott Burrell. Prior to retirement, Mrs. Larkin was employed as a florist.She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Leroy Larkin on October 13, 2012 and by a step-son,...
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Robert Walter Brown

March 1, 1995 - February 2, 2016

Mr. Robert W. “Trey” Brown, III, age 20, of Winston passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016.Mr. Brown was born on March 1, 1995, the son of Cynthia Womack Brown and the late Robert W. “Butch” Brown, Jr. Trey was preceded in death also by his grandmothers, Nancy Bass, Deanna C. Brown and his grandfather, Robert Walter Brown, Sr. Trey loved fast cars, motorcycles, water sports...
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Barbara Ann Clark

March 28, 1939 - January 26, 2016

Mrs. Barbara Ann Clark, age 76, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016. She was born in Atlanta, GA on March 28, 1939. Mrs. Clark worked in the grocery industry for 46 years, first with A&P for 30 years then Publix for 16 years. She was a member at Grace Baptist Church. Barbara enjoyed watching television and loved spending time with her family.Preceding her in death is her...
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Ralph I. McKennon

July 3, 1920 - January 25, 2016

Mr. Ralph Isaac McKennon, age 95, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, January 25, 2016. He was born July 3, 1920 in Altus, AR. Mr. McKennon served during WWII, was stationed in Japan and Germany as well as numerous other bases and retired from the United States Army. He served directly under General MacArthur as his communications NCO. He was responsible for the maintenance and repair of the...
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Anna Merlin

October 8, 1944 - January 25, 2016

Mrs. Anna Clena Merlin, age 71, of Douglasville, GA passed away January 25, 2016. She was born October 8, 1944 in Cayes, Haiti. Mrs. Merlin enjoyed cooking and watching children. She also was a very talented seamstress.She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Yvica Merlin; sister Simone Merlin and brother Abel Merlin.She is survived by her husband Pauleus Clena; son Dario and wife...
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Sarah Blanche Jordan

July 11, 1926 - January 24, 2016

Mrs. Blanche Heard Jordan, age 89, a longtime resident of Douglasville, GA, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016.A native of Valdosta, GA, she was born July 11, 1926, the daughter of the late Henry and Florida Cooper Heard. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Douglasville, and member of the Bethany Hope II Sunday School Class, as well as a participant in Keenagers. A full time...
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William George Shows

February 6, 1937 - January 24, 2016

Mr. William George Shows, Sr., 78, of Douglasville, died Sunday at Sacred Journey Hospice, McDonough, Georgia.Mr. Shows was born February 6, 1937, son of the late Leon and Mary Shows. He was a graduate of Luverne High School, Gordon Military Academy, and the University of Southern Mississippi where he was a member of the football team and ROTC and was elected to Pi Kappa Pi, academic honorary...
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