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

James I. McKerley

September 26, 1924 - October 18, 2014

Mr. James Ira McKerley, age 90, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014. He was born September 26, 1924 in Jacksonville, AL. Mr. McKerley began working in the Cotton Mill in Jacksonville, AL at a very early age. He retired from Austell Boxboard then the Board of Education in Paulding County. James enjoyed bowling, playing pool and gardening. He was a long-time member of Cochran...
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Steve D. Smith

February 4, 1957 - October 16, 2014

Mr. Steve Daniel Smith, age 57, of Powder Springs, GA passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014. He was born February 4, 1957 in Rockmart, GA. Steve worked as Maintenance Supervisor for The Arbors at Wesley Pond Apartments. He held a Green Belt in Martial Arts; loved spending time with his family and he loved to drive.Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, William A. Smith.He is survived by...
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William Bill H Wyman

November 27, 1919 - October 16, 2014

Mr. William ‘Bill’ Hubert Wyman, age 94, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014. He was born November 27, 1919 in Daytona Beach, FL. Bill was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving his country during WWII. During his time in the Navy he served as a Chief Pharmacist Mate. He retired from the United States Postal Service; then founded and operated Complete Mailing...
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Larry L. Croy

October 22, 1964 - October 11, 2014

Larry “Hog” Leon Croy Mr. Larry “Hog” Leon Croy, age 49, of Villa Rica, GA died Saturday, October 11, 2014. He was born October 22, 1964 in Marietta, GA to Robert and Mary Lou Croy. Hog was a professional wrestler and softball player with his last team being the Saints Prison Ministry. Mr. Croy is survived by his wife, Aletha; two daughters, Kitanna and Amanda; three...
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John Jefferson Toney

March 15, 1934 - October 10, 2014

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

January 4, 1915 - October 7, 2014

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Phillip O'Neill

January 12, 1951 - October 7, 2014

Mr. Phillip Campbell O’Neill, age 63, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. He was born January 12, 1951 to Jack and Martha O’Neill in Oak Hill, WV.He enjoyed the outdoors, including hiking, fishing and camping as well as riding his Harley. He also loved his dog, Molley. Mr. O’Neill was big on walking with a purpose and making his grandchildren work around...
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Anacleto Viernes

October 28, 1938 - October 7, 2014

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

November 2, 1942 - October 3, 2014

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

October 17, 1960 - October 3, 2014

Mr. Kevin Lee Houser, age 53, of Tallapoosa, GA passed away Friday, October 3, 2014. He was born October 17, 1960 in Douglas County, NE. He was a carpenter by trade, very skilled, very detailed with wood and very proud of his work. He loved motorcycles and was an avid Harley Davidson fan.Mr. Houser was preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Gloria Siefken Houser; and a brother-in-law,...
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Katie E. Taylor

October 11, 1925 - October 2, 2014

Mrs. Katie “Elizabeth” Taylor, age 88, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014. She was born October 11, 1925 in Jackson County, GA., daughter of the late Jasper Elrod and the late Carrie Elrod. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Atlanta West Pentecostal Church where she faithfully attended for over 20 years. Elizabeth loved to cook, make jelly, and sewing for her...
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Sherri L. Elliott

November 6, 1964 - September 30, 2014

Mrs. Sherri Lynn Elliott, age 49, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014. She was born November 6, 1964 in Berea, OH. Mrs. Elliott was a stay at home mom who loved working in the yard and garden. She also enjoyed painting, decorating at Christmas, going to the beach and collecting family pictures.Sherri is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ellen Price Lamprecht.Sherri is...
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Carol L. Reece

July 9, 1941 - September 28, 2014

Mrs. Carol Leda Reece, age 73, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014. She was born July 9, 1941. Mrs. Reece loved to cook – was famous for her cornbread, and she loved flowers. She was a wonderful Christian lady who never spoke a harsh word. She loved having her family around and enjoyed babysitting all the grandkids taking them on day trips and outings.Mrs. Reece was...
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Steven A. Shaw

February 21, 1958 - September 24, 2014

Mr. Steven Anthony Shaw, age 56, of Winston, GA passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014. He was born February 21, 1958 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Shaw was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He loved woodworking, traveling and was free-spirited.Mr. Shaw was preceded in death by his stepfather, Ted Paquette; and a grandson, Lucas Shaw.He is survived by his father and stepmother, Clarence E. and Jackie Shaw;...
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Keith D. Rady

October 15, 1956 - September 24, 2014

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

November 15, 1952 - September 22, 2014

Mr. Ben D. Kelley, age 61, of Winston, GA passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. He was born November 15, 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Kelley was a Building Engineer and held a license in HVAC. He retired from Delta Airlines Inc. with greater than 20 years of service. He also worked for Aircond in the Metro area. In his spare time, Ben enjoyed collecting telephone insulators, traveling and...
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Geneva Honea

January 7, 1952 - September 21, 2014

Mrs. Geneva Lewis Honea, age 62, of Villa Rica, GA passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014. She was born January 7, 1952 in Athens, GA. Mrs. Honea loved her family and took great care of her home. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed antiquing. She loved hot rods and enjoyed the Rod Run in Pigeon Forge. Mrs. Honea was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Evetta Lewis Camp. She is survived...
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Joel Joel Cassy

August 2, 1943 - September 17, 2014

Joel CassyMr. Joel Cassy, age 71, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014. He was born August 2, 1943 in Petit-Goave, Haiti. Mr. Cassy moved to the United States in the early 1960’s. He retired from the Broward County School System in Florida with more than 29 years of service. Mr. Cassy has lived in Georgia since April 2013. He enjoyed playing checkers and meeting new...
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Cynthia Ann Menard

February 3, 1939 - September 17, 2014

Cynthia Ann MenardMrs. Cynthia Ann Menard, age 75, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014. She was born February 3, 1939 in Hartford, CT. Mrs. Menard is survived by her son, Justin Menard; daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and William Milush; brother David Moran; sister and her husband Kathleen and Robert McIntosh; granddaughter Savanna Woodall and grandson Nicholas Milush....
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Era Barnett

January 31, 1934 - September 14, 2014

Mrs. Era Buttrill Barnett, age 80, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014. She was born January 31, 1934 in Riverdale, GA. Mrs. Barnett was a strong, devout Christian who loved spending time with her family, enjoyed playing the piano, bird watching and fishing. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. Mrs. Barnett was preceded in death by her...
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Fred W. Alverson

May 20, 1939 - September 8, 2014

Mr. Fred William Alverson, Jr., age 75, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, September 8, 2014. He was born May 20, 1939 in Campobello, SC. He is survived by his wife, Jerri; four step-children; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel. Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so...
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Gary W. Russell-Howland

September 19, 1951 - September 6, 2014

Mr. Gary W. Russell-Howland, age 62, of McDonough, GA passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. Mr. Russell-Howland was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Legion #106. He is survived by his son, Ezra Russell-Howland of Henry County; grandchildren, Dallas, Chandler, Caleb and Amber; son, Illya Russell-Howland of Henry County; grandchildren, Taylor, Tad Jr and Deunan; daughter, Lora Russell...
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Margaret A. Ward

November 14, 1938 - September 5, 2014

Margaret A. Ward, age 75, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, September 5, 2014. She was born November 14, 1938 in Rome, GA. Margaret retired from Prager Brush Company and attended Bethel Baptist Church. Margaret loved her church, shopping, gardening and the Mountains. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Ward; her parents, Joe Brown and Suvell Bradford; three sisters;...
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Carolyn Pugh

February 20, 1944 - September 3, 2014

Anna Carolyn May Pugh, age, 70, of Douglasville, GA died at her home on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from fronto-temporal degeneration. She was born February 20, 1944 in Leesville, SC, the daughter of P.D. and Lillian Owens May. Carolyn graduated from Batesburg-Leesville High School and Columbia College. She earned Master’s and Specialist’s degrees in Education from Georgia State...
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Betty J. Taylor

June 4, 1942 - September 1, 2014

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

May 26, 1952 - August 31, 2014

Leonard S. Burch departed this life on August 31, 2014 in Douglasville, Georgia. Leonard was born May 26, 1952 in Harlem, New York. He is preceded in death by his mother Evelyn L. Ragland, grandmother Ruby Harris and Brother Larry Burch. He was educated in the Atlanta and Douglas County School systems. He joined the United States Army where he served 4 years. He was self-employed for...
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Elizabeth Ann Mitchell

September 22, 1961 - August 25, 2014

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

March 24, 1966 - August 23, 2014

Mr. Charles ‘Chuck’ Mickas, age 48, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was born March 24, 1966 in Mineola, NY. Chuck was a 1984 graduate of William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, NY. He moved to Smyrna, GA in 1985 and lived in the metro area until he moved to Douglasville in 2002. A carpenter by trade, Chuck worked with the King Plow Arts Center in...
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Dorothy J. Queen

August 7, 1927 - August 21, 2014

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

December 3, 1939 - August 21, 2014

Ida Ruth Wright of Douglasville, GA passed away on August 21 following a stroke. She was born in Douglasville on December 3, 1939 and was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Wright, sister, Sarah Roper, and brothers Ray Wright and Frank Wright. She was educated in Douglas County public schools and received degrees from LaGrange College and UGA. Ruth enjoyed a 40 year long...
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Charles N. Pittman

June 24, 1941 - August 21, 2014

Mr. Charles Noland Pittman, age 73, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. He was born June 24, 1941 in Austell, GA. Mr. Pittman was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the National Guard. He was the owner and operator of Eagle Staffing Services providing temporary staffing needs for over 20 years. He also owned his own car lot and sold used cars. In his later years,...
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Robert F. Abercrombie

May 28, 1923 - August 18, 2014

Mr. Robert F. Abercrombie, Sr., age 91, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014. A native of Douglas County, he was born May 28, 1923. Mr. Abercrombie was a 1940 graduate of Douglas County High School and was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving his country during WWII in the South Pacific. He served as Probate Judge in Douglas County for 32 years; was a member of the...
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Susan D. Russell-Howland

November 24, 1956 - August 13, 2014

Mrs. Susan Russell-Howland, age 57, of Carrollton, GA passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Mrs. Russell-Howland was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She is survived by her husband, Gary Russell-Howland; son, Ezra Russell-Howland of Henry County; grandchildren, Dallas, Chandler, Caleb and Amber; son, Illya Russell-Howland of Henry County; grandchildren,...
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Robert A. DeNyse

December 13, 1932 - August 12, 2014

Robert Arthur DeNyse was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Arthur Peter and Helen Gambee DeNyse. He was inspired by architecture, woodworking and traveling. He spent much of his career as a hospital Architect in Atlanta. If you visited a hospital in Atlanta, he may have touched your life in some small way as an architect for Heery/Heery for a number of years before moving to Cincinnati and then...
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Homer G. Baker

August 26, 1931 - August 12, 2014

Mr. Homer Glenn Baker, age 82, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014. He was born August 26, 1931 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Baker was an electrician and a member of IBEW Local 613. Mr. Baker was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Fendley Baker; and his parents, Oscar ‘JD’ and Ethel Reeves Baker. He is survived by a son, Donald Baker; daughters, Dianne Emerich,...
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A.B. Maynard

July 18, 1938 - August 9, 2014

Mr. A. B. Maynard, Jr., age 76, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 after celebrating his 55th wedding anniversary with his wife on August 8th. He was born July 18, 1938 in Hattiesburg, MS. Mr. Maynard was a Veteran serving his country for more than 20 years as a U.S. Marine. He completed two tours of duty during the Vietnam Conflict. He was retired from Lawson Products,...
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Mary H. Hall

April 15, 1937 - August 4, 2014

Mary Hugh Hall, former teacher and beloved widowed-wife, sister, friend, and incredible mother, died Monday, August 4th, after a near 4-month struggle in several hospitals and medical facilities. She fought valiantly up until the end. Her incredible life began in a Sumter, South Carolina hospital, and ended 77 years later in an Austell, Georgia hospice. Mrs. Hall is remembered as a well-known...
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Robert Lynn Stoskopf

November 24, 1946 - August 2, 2014

Mr. Robert Lynn Stoskopf, age 67, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014. He was born November 24, 1946 in Kansas City. Mr. Stoskopf was a professional violist who received his Master’s degree in Music Education at Georgia State University. He was the orchestra director and string teacher in several metro counties in Georgia as well as in schools in Kansas, Iowa, Texas,...
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Rauha Stafford

April 20, 1920 - July 30, 2014

Mrs. Rauha Stafford, age 94, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was born April 20, 1920 in Gwinn, MI. She earned her degree as an RN through the Highland Park General Hospital in Detroit, MI and in 1982, she retired after 41 years in the medical field. Mrs. Stafford was a member of Quest Pentecostal Church in Powder Springs and she attended Christian Life Center in...
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Wayland L. Martin

March 26, 1927 - July 28, 2014

Mr. Wayland Lindbergh Martin, age 87, of Lithia Springs, GA, formerly of Douglasville, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born March 26, 1927 in Tredway, TX. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served his country during WWII. Mr. Martin retired from Delta Airlines with over 41 years of service. He bought his home in Douglasville in 1976, attended Austell Christian Church for many...
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Theresa A. Couvillion

November 21, 1968 - July 24, 2014

Ms. Theresa Couvillion, age 45, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born November 21, 1968 in Heidelberg, Germany. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing from DeKalb Community (Georgia Perimeter) College. She is survived by her parents, Frank M. and Barbara K. Couvillion; and two brothers, Joseph Couvillion and Ron Hartz. A celebration of her life is scheduled...
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James R. Camp

January 26, 1978 - July 23, 2014

Mr. James Robert ‘Robbie’ Camp, age 36, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. He was born January 26, 1978 in Greenville, SC. Robbie, as known by family and friends, was a member of the Douglas County High School Class of 1996 and was also a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in photography. Upon graduation, he immediately landed a position...
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Mark A. Bennett

October 8, 1985 - July 20, 2014

Mark A. Bennett, 28, of Douglasville, GA., passed away Sunday morning at his local residence.Mark was born October 8, 1985 in Baltimore Maryland to Michael Bennett and Serena L. Spare Bennett of whom he is survived. Mark is also survived by his children, son: Ethan Bennett and daughter: Ava Bennett, a brother Luke Bennett and three sisters: Kayleigh Bennett, Valerie Bennett and Bridgett...
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Robert D. Brantley

September 6, 1942 - July 20, 2014

Robert D. “Bob” Brantley, of Douglasville, GA., passed away July 20, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was married to Judy Phillips Brantley for 49 years and in addition to his wife Bob is survived by their three children. Son Michael Brantley and wife Trish, daughter: Melissa Brantley Curtis and son: Senior Master Sergeant Brian Brantley (USAF).Bob is also...
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Nancy F. Torbett

March 28, 1941 - July 18, 2014

Mrs. Nancy Fincher Torbett, age 73, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. She was born March 28, 1941 in Coweta County, GA. She and her family built a home and moved to Lithia Springs in 1967. Mrs. Torbett was a homemaker and a ‘stay-at-home Mom’ for many years. After raising her children, she became a bookkeeper for Vié de France Bakery retiring after 15...
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William M. Wilkes

April 21, 1959 - July 17, 2014

Mr. William ‘Buddy’ Michael Wilkes, age 55, of Stockbridge, GA passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was born April 21, 1959 in Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Wilkes was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Rosie Martin Wilkes; and a nephew, Frankie Biangasso. He is survived by his wife, Rená Wilkes; sons, Joseph Wilkes and wife Erin, and Justin Pitner; daughters, Jessica...
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George L. Harkins

January 20, 1938 - July 16, 2014

George Leo Harkins, M.D., age 76, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home in Douglasville, GA, after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He was born to George Leo Harkins, Sr., and Anne C. Bolduc-Harkins in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1955, he graduated from Newton High School in Newton, Massachusetts. After high school, he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy...
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James E. Petitt

October 1, 1923 - July 15, 2014

Mr. James Edward Petitt, age 90, of East Point, GA passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born October 1, 1923 in Lafayette, GA.He was a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant.He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Varnie Petitt and his wife, Bernice Marie Petitt.He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Euton (Jeff), Kathy Griffin (Roger), Sandra Bowens (Mickel), Kellie Manning (John);...
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Polly L. Hutton

June 20, 1948 - July 14, 2014

Mrs. Polly Laurene Hutton, age 66, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014. She was born June 20, 1948 in Douglasville, GA.Mrs. Hutton was an Administrative Assistant with Network Global Logistics.She was preceded in death by her parents.She is survived by her husband, William David Hutton; son, William Mark Hutton; and step-daughter, Kathleen M. Sexton; step-grandchildren,...
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Earnest C. Newborn

July 29, 1943 - July 11, 2014

Mr. Earnest ‘Butch’ Charles Newborn, age 70, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. He was born July 29, 1943 in Douglasville, GA. Mr. Newborn was a self-employed carpenter and cabinet maker in the entire metro Atlanta area. He was an ordained Evangelist minister. Mr. Newborn was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Mary Hoslon Newborn. He is survived by his...
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Jerry L. Boozer

January 19, 1939 - July 11, 2014

Mr. Jerry Boozer, age 75, of the greater Atlanta area, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. He retired from Six Flags over Georgia after 31 years and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Atlanta for many years. Mr. Boozer was preceded in death by his Father and Mother. He is survived by his wife, two siblings, six children, eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews...
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Jason M. Stahl

July 8, 1975 - July 9, 2014

Mr. Jason Michael Stahl, age 39, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was born July 8, 1975 in Alton, IL. Jason moved to Douglasville in December, 1985 where he attended high school in the local area. Jason is survived by his father, Terry Eugene Stahl; his mother, Carol Ann Brandon and husband Dan; son, Gauge M. Stahl; girlfriend, Ashley Hopkins; sisters, Lynette...
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Peggy A. Moody

October 24, 1926 - July 7, 2014

Mrs. Peggy Ann Champion Moody, age 87, of Alpharetta, GA passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. She was born October 24, 1926 in Macon, GA, daughter of the late George and Billie Beatrice Champion. Until her retirement, Mrs. Moody worked for many years as a Cashier at Ingles in Alpharetta, GA. Mrs. Moody was of the Presbyterian Faith. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Moody was preceded in death by...
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Jennifer P. Aldridge

August 10, 1973 - July 5, 2014

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

March 31, 1966 - July 4, 2014

Mr. Dorsey Scott Gay, age 48, of Villa Rica, GA passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born March 31, 1966 in Atlanta, GA. He played sports while attending Chapel Hill Middle School and Lithia Springs High School; completed a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from the University of West Georgia in December 2013; and was a member of Douglasville First United Methodist Church. Mr. Gay was...
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Mary L. Cook

May 23, 1953 - July 4, 2014

Mrs. Mary Lee Cook, age 61, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. She was born May 23, 1953 in Atlanta, GA. She moved to Douglasville in the early 1970s and was employed with Douglas County as an Engineering Clerk for 12 years.. Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Mildred Hamilton Crawford. She is survived by her beloved husband, Gerald ‘Jerry’...
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Hazel D. Michael

March 5, 1943 - July 4, 2014

Mrs. Doris Michael, age 71, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. She was born March 5, 1943 in Cartersville, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Reverend Buddy Collett officiating. Those who wish to express condolences or share a...
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Barbara H. Fournier

October 11, 1931 - July 3, 2014

Mrs. Barbara Hood Fournier, age 82, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. She was born October 11, 1931 in Bristol, VA. She was a stewardess in the 1950s and taught elementary school for 15 years in the New Orleans School System. At 55, she went back to school and earned her RN degree. Mrs. Fournier was an artist and a musician. Mrs. Fournier was preceded in death by her...
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Robert H. Anderson

January 7, 1926 - June 29, 2014

Robert Anderson, age 88, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was born January 7, 1926 in Nashville, TN. Mr. Anderson retired with 43 years of service from Sears and Roebuck, where he was over the Southeastern Catalog Center. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, gardening and was an avid reader. He enjoyed sports, especially football and he was an avid UGA...
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Anna Davis

October 28, 1992 - June 27, 2014

Ms. Anna Davis, age 21, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. She was born October, 28, 1992 in Douglasville, GA. She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Marvin Davis.She is survived by her mother, Brenda Davis; brothers, Jeffrey Russell Davis, James Michael Davis; sisters, Kayla Davis, Brittney Davis, Michelle Skinner; nephews, Ian Brasher, Jeffrey Davis, Jr., Justin...
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Betty Q. Gooden

June 5, 1941 - June 27, 2014

Mrs. Betty Quakenbush Gooden, age 73, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. She was born June 5, 1941 in Greensboro, NC. She worked for over 10 years as a travel agent with Thomas Cook Travel Agency before coming to work for the Douglas County Housing Authority in 1995. For over 17 years she managed the Fowler Homes community and was dearly loved by those she served. She was...
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Ruth Blakey

July 3, 1931 - June 27, 2014

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

December 11, 1924 - June 26, 2014

Mrs. Geraldine ‘Jerry’ Kerr, age 89, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. She was born on December 11, 1924 in Douglasville, GA. Mrs. Kerr retired from Fulton County Probate Court as a court clerk. She traveled extensively and was very active in many community organizations. Mrs. Kerr was a member of the ‘Keenagers’ and the Recycle Club. She was a...
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Mitzie R. Brown

April 25, 1959 - June 26, 2014

Mitzie Brown, 55, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014, after a brief illness. Born April 25, 1959, in Anderson, Indiana, Mitzie lived life to the fullest. She loved her family, her friends and her animals. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1977. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Brown. She is survived by her father and stepmother, Dan and...
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John M. Huggins

August 24, 1950 - June 25, 2014

Mr. John Marion Huggins, age 63, of Ft. Valley, GA passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He was born August 24, 1950 in Austell, GA. Mr. Huggins served his country as a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He cherished spending time with his family; loved gardening and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a member of the Atlanta-Peachtree Masonic Lodge #59 F. & A. M. since 1980. Mr. Huggins was...
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Orville D. Ham

January 23, 1949 - June 24, 2014

Mr. Orville Douglas Ham, age 65, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014. He was born January 23, 1949 in Marietta, GA.Mr. Ham was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., serving his country during the Vietnam Conflict. He earned a Masters Degree in Scientific Engineering from Georgia Tech, and worked for Lockheed-Martin for many years. He was an avid cyclist and supported the Wounded...
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Martha L. Woods

February 22, 1931 - June 18, 2014

Martha Louise Woods, age 83, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was born February 22, 1931 in Douglasville, GA. Martha attended Douglas County Schools grade 1-11 and graduated high school from Collegedale Academy in Collegedale, TN. She loved horseback riding, boating, water skiing, and traveling. Before retiring, Martha worked for Chrysler Corporation for 30 plus years...
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Daniel G. Shelby

March 2, 1971 - June 16, 2014

Mr. Daniel ‘Danny’ George Shelby, age 43, of Cleveland, GA passed away Monday, June 16, 2014. He was born March 2, 1971 in Atlanta, GA. Danny lived in North Georgia most of his life. He enjoyed motorcycle riding ….“Live Free, Ride Free’ …. and he was a Master Carpenter in the building industry. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary George Shelby. He is...
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Carolyn C. Williams

November 7, 1929 - June 14, 2014

Carolyn Clark Williams, age 84, died on June 14, 2014 at Baptist Trinity Hospice House of Collierville, Tennessee after suffering from complications of a stroke on October 23, 2013. Carolyn Williams was born in Atlanta, GA and was the youngest daughter of Juanita Bradley Clark Mann and William Ellis Clark. Carolyn was married to Sydney Dean "Red" Williams, Sr., for 43 years before he...
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Amanda M. Kirby

May 9, 1972 - June 11, 2014

Mandy Kirby, age 42, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014. She was born May 9, 1972 in Columbus, MS. Mandy earned her BS degree in Nursing from ICC in Fulton, MS and attended Mississippi State University. She loved the MSU Bulldogs. Mandy worked for WellStar for many years before taking a position with Benton House so she could spend more time with her boys. She was a...
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Bettie J. New

April 26, 1931 - June 7, 2014

Mrs. Bettie Jean Estes New, age 83, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. Born April 26, 1931 in Douglasville, GA, where she remained as a life-long resident. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church on Burnt Hickory Road. To all the friends receiving cards from Bettie, her kind gestures will surely be missed. Bettie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry New;...
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Clarence Morgan

June 11, 1923 - June 6, 2014

Mr. Clarence Jefferson Morgan, age 91, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, June 6, 2014. He was born June 11, 1923 in Luverne, AL. Mr. Morgan was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving his country during WWII. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sally Hammett Morgan; his parents, Eugene and Holly Savanah Godwin Morgan; and two brothers,...
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Linda D. Shaw

May 23, 1947 - June 3, 2014

Mrs. Linda Diana Shaw, age 67, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014. She was born May 23, 1947 in Rome, GA. Mrs. Shaw was a volunteer at Tallapoosa Primary School, Harvester Christian Academy and was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She was active with the Woody Fite Senior Center and attended West Metro Church of God and Church at Chapel Hill. Mrs. Shaw loved to boat, tend her...
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Lucille E. Wilkinson

December 7, 1922 - June 1, 2014

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Felicia Juanice Harris

January 3, 1925 - May 31, 2014

Mrs. Felicia Juanice Harris, 89 of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014. She was born January 3, 1925 in Memphis, TN. In Memphis, she met and married her husband of 56 years, Olon Ray Harris. She enjoyed a full life of traveling, fishing, gardening, friends and family. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Beulah Cummins Bell. She is survived by her beloved...
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Joan Fitzsimmons Alford

February 7, 1938 - May 27, 2014

Joan Fitzsimmons Alford, of Douglasville, GA, passed away at home Tuesday, May 27, 2014. She was born in Buchanan, GA. She received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Texas School of Nursing. She was employed as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner at Agape Hospice Care, and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville, and an avid college...
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Maggie H. Scott

May 29, 1936 - May 25, 2014

Mrs. Maggie Lee Harmon Scott, age 77, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. She was born May 29, 1936 in Lexington, SC. She was a Veteran serving her country in the U.S. Air Force. Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her husband, David Thomas Scott; her parents, Archie and Mattie Ruth Cole Harmon; daughters, Carrie E. Scott and Theresa M. Scott. She is survived by son, David...
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William K. Sims

May 4, 1930 - May 24, 2014

Mr. William Kelly Sims, age 84, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was born May 4, 1930 in Austell, GA. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country in the Korean War. Mr. Sims was preceded in death by his parents, John and Minnie Bourne Sims; and a brother, Rufus G. Sims. He is survived by sons, William Cory Sims, Stephen Joel Sims and Kenneth Gordon Sims;...
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William D. Alford

January 21, 1931 - May 24, 2014

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Janice A. Watkins

January 30, 1945 - May 23, 2014

Ms. Janice Annette Watkins, age 69, of Powder Springs, GA passed away Friday, May 23, 2014. She was born January 30, 1945 in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Watkins was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh Raiford Watkins, Jr. and Florence Holloway Watkins. She is survived by her sister, Betty Belcher; nieces Amy Belcher (Dena Callahan) and Raeanne Belcher Lowry (Robby); great-nephew, William Lowry; and...
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Stanley P. Smith

October 9, 1950 - May 21, 2014

Mr. Stanley Paul Smith, age 63, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. He was born October 9, 1950 in Kansas City, MO. Stanley was an avid golfer, loved to travel and never met a stranger.He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Eugene Smith and brother, Doug Smith.He is survived by his wife, Amanda Smith; mother, Eulene Smith; step-mother, Dee Smith; brothers, Brian...
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Annie Elvira Henslee

December 12, 1922 - May 20, 2014

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George Lee Briggs

July 10, 1936 - May 19, 2014

Mr. George Lee Briggs, age, 77, of Winston, GA passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. He was born July 10, 1936 in Malone Township, Tazewell County, IL. Mr. Briggs was a Master Carpenter and owned his own business. He was a member of Bright Star United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his son, Danny L. Briggs; a grandson, Matthew Tyson; parents, John Thomas and Esther Mammen Briggs; and...
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Leonard Michael Santangelo

July 8, 1919 - May 18, 2014

Mr. Leonard Michael Santangelo, age 94, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014. He was born July 8, 1919 in Brooklyn New York. He was a Pearl Harbor Veteran in the U.S. Army serving his country for four years. He was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and he often spoke at local schools reliving the events of Pearl Harbor. Mr. Santangelo retired with more than 30...
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Sybil Rigsby

September 18, 1927 - May 16, 2014

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Floy Louise Reece

October 26, 1931 - May 16, 2014

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Roy J. Goolsby

May 29, 1946 - May 16, 2014

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Laura Bennett Allen

August 24, 1955 - May 15, 2014

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Muriel Blanche Stovall

September 29, 1919 - May 15, 2014

Mrs. Muriel ‘Blanche’ Cobb Stovall, age 94, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014. She was born September 29, 1919 in Atlanta, GA. She lived in the Atlanta area her entire life and was a member of Chapel Hill Road Baptist Church. Mrs. Stovall was preceded in death by her husband, Jefferson Moses Stovall; parents, John and Nannie Gertrude Spann Cobb; and a brother,...
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Peggy J. Popham

January 29, 1942 - May 14, 2014

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Helen H. Helton

April 10, 1918 - May 13, 2014

WHITLEY-GARNER AT ROSEHAVEN FUNERAL HOMEFUNERAL NOTICE / OBITUARY:    Helen HeltonHelen Hembree Helton, age 96, of Austell, GA passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  She was born April 10, 1918 in Douglas County, GA.She...
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Weldon Leon Beasley

April 3, 1939 - May 9, 2014

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Selena Michele Turner-Asebedo

August 20, 1977 - May 6, 2014

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Martha Jeanette Smith

July 11, 1933 - May 4, 2014

Mrs. Martha ‘Janet’ Jeanette Smith, age 80, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. She was born July 11, 1933 in Trion, GA. She was retired from ConStar, Inc. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Flora Peterson Emmons; and a daughter, Darlene Guterize. She is survived by two sons, Thomas Smith and Ronnie Smith; and a daughter, Debbie Standard...
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Louis Peter Ludvigsen

July 27, 1942 - May 3, 2014

Mr. Louis Peter ‘Pete’ Ludvigsen III, age 71, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. He was born July 27, 1942 in Montgomery, AL. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandpa. Pete was a Veteran serving his country in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division. He retired from Ford Motor Company where he worked for 30 years and also owned and...
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Ronna Mae Walker

July 10, 1946 - May 2, 2014

  Mrs. Ronna Mae Walker, age 67, of Villa Rica, GA, formerly of Douglasville, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014.  She was born July 10, 1946 in Camden, Maine.  She was a property manager and managed several properties in the Douglasville area.   Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Ardis Chenney Townsend; sister, Nancy Tinker; and brother, John Townsend. ...
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Louise Halstead

August 14, 1921 - April 25, 2014

Mrs. Thelma Louise Halstead, age 92, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, April 25, 2014. She was born August 14, 1921 in Americus, GA. Louise was married to Richard Thomas Hennies, Sr., now deceased and father to her children. In 1963, Louise was married to Julian G. Halstead whose career was with Kodak. They resided in N.E. Atlanta until his death, after which she moved to Douglasville. ...
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Pheribie Monroe Prescott

September 1, 1938 - April 23, 2014

Mrs. Pheribie Monroe Prescott, age 75, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away at home on Thursday, April 23, 2014 following a lengthy illness. Pheribie was born September 1, 1938 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She graduated from Byrd High School and continued on to receive an Education degree from Centenary College of Shreveport in 1960. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta and married her college...
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Jim Winters

October 4, 1932 - April 23, 2014

Mr. James 'Jim' R. Winters, age 81, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014. He was born October 4, 1932 in Swampscott, MA. Mr. Winters was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country during the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver; a member of the 'Dirty Dozen' who met at IHOP; and was a member of the Woody Fite Senior Center. He loved NASCAR racing and was an avid...
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Pat Rotondo

September 6, 1921 - April 22, 2014

Mr. Pasquale 'Pat' V. Rotondo, age 92, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was born September 6, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Rotondo worked for many years as a paint technician for E.B. Stimpson and retired from O'Neal's Clothing Store in Douglasville. When his boys were young he was a Scout Master with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of W.P.O. Widowed...
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