Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations

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


Our Obituaries

William Andrew Conaway

December 29, 1943 - June 26, 2017

Mr. William Andrew Conaway, age 73, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born December 29, 1943 in Clearfield, PA. Mr. Conaway loved hunting and yard work. He had a passion for cars. William retired from Xerox.He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Betty Jean Conaway; his brother Larry Conaway and sister Peg Daub.Surviving him is his wife and love of his life,...
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Gloria Jean Harper

November 30, 1946 - June 26, 2017

Mrs. Gloria Jean Harper, age 70, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. She was born November 30, 1946 in Villa Rica, Georgia. Mrs. Harper retired from Ft. McPherson, where she worked in Financial Management. After retirement, she did payroll for Heaven-Sent Helpers in Villa Rica. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was an avid sports fan. She was a member of...
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Gina Renee Ramsey

December 3, 1974 - June 21, 2017

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

September 22, 1929 - June 17, 2017

Mrs. Joyce Gaddy Jordan, age 87, of Whitesburg, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. She was born September 22, 1929 in Thomasville, Georgia. She loved being with her children and grandchildren, and was an outstanding cook. She enjoyed figurine painting, sewing, gardening, traveling and loved driving. Joyce loved her church and was a member of Central Baptist Church, where she was in the ...
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Linda Eileen BELL

January 26, 1949 - June 16, 2017

Mrs. Linda Hall Bell, age 68, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, June 16, 2017. She was born January 26, 1949 in Atlanta, GA. In her youth, Linda was an avid bowler. Linda graduated from Sylvan Hills High School in 1967. In the early 70’s she worked at Rich’s in Atlanta and then C&S Bank. She worked at Parisian/Belk in customer service. She was working at Wellstar Cobb...
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Alexander Green Caudle

December 22, 1931 - June 15, 2017

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

March 29, 1931 - June 7, 2017

Mrs. Marvienne Pinder, age 86, of Marietta, GA passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017. She was born March 29, 1931 in Spanish Wells, Bahamas. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a homemaker who loved caring for her family and cherished spending time with them. She was a member of Bright Star United Methodist Church.Mrs. Pinder was preceded in death by her beloved husband,...
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Vera Mullinax Emory

December 23, 1920 - May 26, 2017

Mrs. Vera Mullinax Emory, age 96, of Douglasville, GA passed away May 26, 2017. She was born December 23, 1920 to the late James “Jimmie” Mullinax and Beulah Barrett Mullinax. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aldon Mitchell Emory; sisters, Cora Bennett and Imogene Mullinax; and brother, Harvey Mullinax.Mrs. Emory was a longstanding member of...
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Edward Quinlan

October 4, 1959 - May 25, 2017

Mr. Edward Quinlan, II, of Bowdon, GA, passed away May 25, 2017. He was born October 4, 1959 in Atlanta, GA.Mr. Quinlan was a Senior Field Engineer with Medical Gas Specialists in Canton, Georgia.He is survived by his wife, Barbara Baggett Quinlan; parents, Eddie and Mildred Parr Quinlan; son, Paul Quinlan and his significant other; daughter, Christina Quinlan and her significant other; and five...
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Nancy Frances Dudley

August 18, 1940 - May 22, 2017

Mrs. Nancy Frances Goode Greene Dudley, age 76, of Villa Rica, GA, passed away May 22, 2017. She was born August 18, 1940 in Hamilton, OH to the late Joseph Eubanks Goode and Betty Lee Bradley Goode. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Walter Greene; second husband, Earl Wayne Dudley; and brothers, Pete Goode and Joe Goode.Nancy Dudley gave her life...
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Olga Lopez-Del Angel

May 24, 1971 - May 20, 2017

Ms. Olga Lopez- Del Angel, age 45, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away May 20, 2017. She was born May 24, 1971 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.She loved joking around and she never met a stranger. She was a very giving person- she would help anyone who needed anything. She was very strong-willed- she never believed that there was anything that she could not accomplish. You never saw her without a smile...
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Hazel Louise Thomas

March 29, 1953 - May 20, 2017

Mrs. Hazel Louise Thomas, age 64, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017. Mrs. Thomas was born March 29, 1953 in Douglasville, GA. She retired after many years of service with Wellstar. Louise enjoyed sewing, shopping and traveling. Her favorite thing to do, however was spend time with her family.She is preceded in death by her father, George Heflin Jennings.Louise is survived by...
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Percy Florence Meeks

October 13, 1925 - May 19, 2017

Mr. Percy Florence Meeks, age 91, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, May 19, 2017. He was born October 13, 1925 in Greensboro, GA. Mr. Meeks proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Douglasville since 1962 and also a member of “Keenagers”. Percy enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He retired from Sears after 22 years.Mr....
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Frances Patricia Long

August 6, 1933 - May 18, 2017

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

December 31, 2016 - May 15, 2017

Little Miss Jude Magnolia Johnson, 4 months of age, passed away May 15, 2017. She was born December 31, 2016 in DeKalb, GA.Jude was a ray of sunshine that touched the hearts and lives of everyone she met during her short time on earth. She enjoyed listening to music, bath time and snuggles, especially from her big sister, Willow, who affectionately called her, “my Jude Bug.” Her life...
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Patricia Ann Breitenbach

September 6, 1953 - May 15, 2017

Mrs. Patricia Ann Breitenbach, age 63, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017 with her family surrounding her. Patricia was born in Memphis Tennessee on September 6, 1953. Patricia graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Saginaw, Michigan.She married William “Bill” Breitenbach on November 14, 1988; they were happily married for 18 years...
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Jack Fred Gamel

April 13, 1948 - May 15, 2017

Mr. Jack Fred Gamel, age 69, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. He was born April 13, 1948 in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Gamel was an Army veteran who proudly served during the Vietnam War. He also served with the Jaycees, as National Treasurer and faithfully lived by the Jaycee creed. Jack was the sole owner of Jack F. Gamel, CPA, PC since 1974. He had 9 employees and specialized...
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Katherine Othelie Whiting

September 6, 1925 - May 11, 2017

Mrs. Katherine Othelie Whiting, age 91, of Villa Rica, GA, passed away May 11, 2017. She was born September 6, 1925 in Miami, FL to the late Richard and Katherine Daisy Moeller Robinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Myron Whiting; brother, Dick Robinson; and son, Richard C. Whiting.Mrs. Whiting was born in Miami, Florida where she met her husband....
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Dennis Matthew Jeffery

March 19, 1993 - April 29, 2017

Mr. Dennis Matthew “Matt” Jeffery, age 24, of Carrollton, GA passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was born March 19, 1993 in Atlanta, GA. Matt loved the outdoors, whether in the country or the mountains, hunting or fishing. He was very hands on being a great mechanic and handyman. Matt had an “old” soul and would drop anything at any time to help anyone in need. He...
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James Gordon Searcy

March 20, 1943 - April 29, 2017

Mr. James Gordon Searcy, age 74, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was born March 20, 1943 to the late William Victor Searcy and Edna Alvenia Cooper Searcy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Greene Searcy.Mr. Searcy attended Crossroads Church in Douglasville. He enjoyed gardening and building engines. His greatest passion,...
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Norris D. Jones

September 15, 1922 - April 28, 2017

Mr. Norris D. Jones, age 94 of Douglasville, GA, passed away April 28, 2017. He was born September 15, 1922 in to the late Steve and Frances Temples Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ronny Jones; and all of his siblings.Mr. Jones worked as a foreman with Johnson’s Control overseeing the makings of automobile batteries. He was a member and Elder of the...
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Brenda Sue Mings

November 21, 1943 - April 25, 2017

Mrs. Brenda Sue Mings, age 73, of Douglasville, GA, passed away April 25, 2017. She was born November 21, 1943 to the late Orville Louie and Maureen Agnes Nelson Gannon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne William Mings; brothers, Anthony, James, Michael, and Orville Gannon; and sisters, Elaine Danielson and Frances Martin.Mrs. Mings was a member of the...
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William Arnold Pearson

July 24, 1921 - April 25, 2017

Mr. William Arnold Pearson, Sr., age 95, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. He was born July 24, 1921 in Decatur, GA to the late Ernest William and Julia Christine Betts Pearson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Hall Pearson; brother, Dr. Lamar Pearson; and sisters, Elizabeth Pearson, Mildred Pearson, and Sara Pearson Chriss.Mr. Pearson was a faithful...
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Lucy Carolyn KELLER

February 11, 1939 - April 16, 2017

Mrs. Lucy Carolyn Crider/Cantrell Keller, age 78, of Carrollton, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was born February 11, 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was very involved with her family and her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, serving as a team mother for cheerleading and baseball, as well as a den mother for Scouts. She was a member of both PTA and the Booster Club....
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Shelbia Ann Reynolds

April 4, 1947 - April 13, 2017

Mrs. Shelbia Ann Reynolds, age 70, of Fort Meade, FL, passed away April 13, 2017. She was born April 4, 1947 to the late O.V. and Ivy Lorraine Gray Parker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Shane Anthony Reynolds; and eight siblings.Shelbia was a Hair Dresser for over twenty years. She loved playing in the dirt. She enjoyed spending time with her friends. She was...
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Albert Wegela

March 15, 1923 - April 13, 2017

Mr. Albert Wegela, age 94, of Douglasville, GA, passed away April 13, 2017. He was born March 15, 1923 in Detroit, MI, to the late Fred and Anna Urachuis Wegela. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Vela Mae Hale Wegela; and brother, Johnny.Mr. Wegela was a member and deacon of Liberty Baptist Church in Douglasville. He loved bowling. He was on a bowling...
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Javis Screws

November 17, 1933 - April 8, 2017

Mr. Javis “Jake” Screws, age 83, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. He was born November 17, 1933 in Kite, Georgia. An outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, he enjoyed fishing, guns, cars and trucks. He was a hard worker, who could do almost anything. He was a Veteran, having served his country in the Korean War as a U.S. Marine. He was very outgoing and...
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Mollie Virginia Nelson

May 23, 1939 - April 7, 2017

Mrs. Mollie Virginia Nelson, age 77, of Villa Rica, Georgia, formerly of Douglasville, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017. She was born May 23, 1939 in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping, yard work, gardening and growing flowers. Mrs. Nelson was a member of West Metro Church of God.Mrs. Nelson...
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Joe Earnest

November 17, 1944 - April 5, 2017

Mr. Danny Joe Earnest, age 72, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away April 5, 2017. He was born November 17, 1944.Mr. Earnest served in the United States Marines.A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM from the Cold Spring Church Cemetery in Winston, GA.Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com.
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Ora Jeannine Murphy

August 15, 1937 - April 3, 2017

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

July 24, 1965 - March 29, 2017

Mrs. Teresa “Terrie” Ellen May, age 51, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She was born July 24, 1965 in East Point, Georgia. Terrie loved spending time with her children and her friends, enjoying life – especially the outdoors. She loved music and wrote songs.Preceding her in death were her father, James Lee; sister, Deborah Van Zandt; brothers,...
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Christine Alexander

January 27, 1928 - March 22, 2017

Mrs. Christine D. Alexander, age 89, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She was born January 27, 1928. Mrs. Alexander worked for the Environmental Protection Agency for many years. She enjoyed reading and adored her dogs, treating them as her children. Christine loved spending time with her friends and family and had a heart of gold.She is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Lillie Mae Waites

February 22, 1928 - March 18, 2017

Mrs. Lillie Mae Waites, age 89, of Douglasville, GA, passed away March 18, 2017. She was born February 22, 1928 in Miami, FL, the daughter of the late Henry and Narcissa Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Cullen Waites; son, Dr. Richard Cullen Waites; great-grandson, Jeffrey Michael Eubanks; and brother, A.W. Thompson.She retired from General...
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Bobby Gene Hall

April 4, 1941 - March 18, 2017

Mr. Bobby Gene Hall, age 75, of Savannah, GA, passed away March 18, 2017. He was born April 4, 1941 in Danville, VA to the late Eddie Hall.Mr. Hall once worked as a Diesel Mechanic and owned and operated B & B Transpower. He loved to build furniture.He is survived by his wife, Patsy Smart Hall; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and David Dean; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Tina Hall and...
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Diana J. King

February 14, 1950 - March 14, 2017

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

July 26, 1923 - March 9, 2017

Mrs. Martha Lucille Napoli, age 93, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was born July 26, 1923 in Versailles, Missouri. She was very artistic and creative, enjoying oil painting, sewing, crocheting, cooking and was the 1969 Georgia Homemaker of the Year in Fulton County. Mrs. Napoli also liked bowling with friends, loved jokes, quotes and funny sayings, and working...
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Kathleen Sue Harrelson-Dunneback

March 29, 1959 - March 4, 2017

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

December 12, 1922 - March 4, 2017

Mr. Dana Carl Westfall, age 94, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 He was born December 12, 1922 in Chapel, West Virginia. Mr. Westfall was a Veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He attended the First Baptist Church, was active in the Douglasville Senior Center, and was a member of the Beaver Masonic Lodge in Beaver, Pennsylvania.Mr....
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Nadine Violet Hobbs

March 23, 1927 - February 26, 2017

Mrs. Nadine V. Hobbs of Douglasville, GA, passed away on February 26, 2017. She was born on March 23, 1927 in Bentonville, AR to the late John Richard and Effie Greene Logston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert F. Hobbs.She was survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Diane Hobbs; daughters and son-in-law, Jo Whiddon and Patty and Earl Smith...
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Carla Sherie Cumbaa

May 10, 1957 - February 21, 2017

Ms. Carla Sherie Cumbaa, age 59, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born May 10, 1957 in Cordele, Georgia. She loved spending time with her family, especially her great-grandbaby; enjoyed NASCAR racing, and was an avid fan of Jeff Gordon.Ms. Cumbaa was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Bernice Tucker; brothers, Arville Tucker, Alan Tucker and...
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Marie Louissaint

February 22, 1950 - February 21, 2017

Mrs. Marie Andree Louissaint, age 66, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, February 21, 2017. She was born on February 22, 1950 in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Mrs. Louissaint was a wonderful lady. She enjoyed cooking and going to the casino. Marie had a big heart and loved to help people. Her favorite pastime however, was spending time with her family and taking care of them.She is preceded in...
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Dorothy Adams Smith

February 9, 1938 - February 12, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Adams Smith, age 79, of Whitesburg, Georgia, graduated to Heaven Sunday, February 12, 2017. She was born February 9, 1938 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a 1956 graduate of West Fulton High School and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Smyrna. She was a loving Mom and homemaker who dedicated her life to her children. She was well loved and will be missed by all who...
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Floyd Minter

September 5, 1939 - February 11, 2017

Reverend Floyd Junior Minter, age 77, of Buchanan, Georgia, formerly of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was born September 5, 1939 in Piedmont, Alabama. He was the pastor of Solid Rock God’s Everlasting Church for many, many years. He loved his church and enjoyed serving the people there. He loved helping people and spending time with his family and...
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Karen Collins

February 21, 1958 - February 5, 2017

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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Albert William Nieman

September 8, 1930 - February 5, 2017

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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Darrell Mark Scroggins

March 28, 1955 - February 4, 2017

Mr. Darrell Mark Scroggins, age 61, of Lithia Springs, GA, passed away on February 4, 2017. He was born March 28, 1955 in Douglasville, GA to the late Emmett Scroggins, Jr. and Janette Maxwell Scroggins.Mr. Scroggins was of the Baptist faith, having once served as a deacon at Victory Baptist Church in Douglasville. He was currently attending Central Baptist Church. He was a carpenter, an avid...
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Vernon Edmond Fowler

July 31, 1939 - February 2, 2017

Mr. Vernon Edmond Fowler, age 77, of Winston, GA passed away February 2, 2017. He was born July 31, 1939 in Atlanta, GA to the late Jake and Azaleigh Dangar Fowler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Jean Benton Fowler; sisters, Florene Whitfield Brooks and Inez Thrasher; and brothers, Curtis Fowler, Donald Fowler, and Wylie Fowler.Mr. Fowler served in the...
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James Huey McIntosh

August 24, 1923 - February 1, 2017

Mr. James Huey McIntosh, age 93, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017. A native and lifetime resident of Douglasville, Huey was born on August 24, 1923 and was a 1941 graduate of Douglas County High School. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served his country during WWII. Huey worked for 18 years with Swift and Company of Atlanta, was the owner of McIntosh...
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Gloria Lynn CANARY

November 1, 1931 - January 31, 2017

Mrs. Gloria Lynn Canary, age 85, of Winston, GA, passed away on January 31, 2017. She was born November 1, 1931 in New Orleans, LA to the late Glen Henley Ergle and Clara Lucy Jackson Ergle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Harold Canary, whom she married on December 14, 1951; and brother, Roger Frank Ergle.Mrs. Canary was a member of the First United...
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Gene Edward Childers

March 29, 1931 - January 31, 2017

Mr. Gene Edward Childers, age 85, of Douglasville, GA, passed away on January 31, 2017. He was born March 29, 1931 in Atlanta, GA to the late James Levy and Clara Luke Holland Childers.Mr. Childers served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. During his time in the armed forces, he served as a Combat Air Crewman. He then began a career as an Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)...
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Mary Ann Wheeles

May 24, 1940 - January 25, 2017

Mrs. Mary Ann Wheeles, age 76, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. She was born May 24, 1940 in Sylacauga, AL to the late Harry and Mary Ann Appleby. Mrs. Wheeles was a virtuous woman with such qualities as being very hardworking and honest. As many will recall, Mary Ann was a spunky lady. She liked to play gin rummy and bridge. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts as well...
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Betty Jean Plowman

October 20, 1929 - January 24, 2017

Mrs. Betty Jean Plowman, age 87, of Winston, GA passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was born October 20, 1929 in Douglasville, GA to the late John and Clara Shadix. She enjoyed traveling, being outside in nature and gardening. Betty was an active member of and very involved in the preschool department at Prays Mill Baptist Church. She loved to read and play games, especially card games....
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Paul Greer

October 12, 1939 - January 23, 2017

Mr. Paul “Pete” Greer, age 77, formerly of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. He was born October 12, 1939 in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Greer enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was an avid University of Alabama fan. Pete was with the American Legion for 50 plus years and liked to spend time at the Post with his friends. He really enjoyed shooting...
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Charles Norman Lewis

August 15, 1932 - January 22, 2017

Mr. Charles Norman Lewis, age 84, of Powder Springs, GA, passed away January 22, 2017. He was born August 15, 1932 in Creel Springs, IL to the late Charles Converse and Anna Marguerite Myers Lewis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jessica Lewis; sisters, Thelma and Dorothy; and stepson, Stony W. Cohran.He worked as a Tool and Die with General Motors. He...
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Bobby Gene Rhinehart

February 4, 1929 - January 20, 2017

Mr. Bobby Gene Rhinehart, age 87, of Douglasville, GA, passed away January 20, 2017. He was born February 4, 1929 to the late Hobson and Georgia Rhinehart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty A. Rhinehart; son, Timothy Gene Rhinehart; and Stepson, Perry W. Henry.Mr. Rhinehart retired as a Senior Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force. He served...
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James Richard Pate

December 7, 1925 - January 16, 2017

Mr. James Richard Pate, age 91, of Douglasville, GA, passed away January 16, 2017. He was born December 7, 1925 in Atlanta, GA to the late Albert and Eva Bell Swords Pate. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie May Daniel Pate; sisters, Betty Long, Orien Nash, and Lois Owens; and brother, Carl Pate.Mr. Pate served in the United States Navy. He worked as a Foreman...
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Charles Douglas Foster

January 15, 2017

Mr. Charles “Buddy” Douglas Foster, age 54, of Douglasville, GA passed away early Sunday morning, January 15, 2017. He was born October 3, 1962 in Birmingham, AL to Martha Foster and the late Charles N. Foster. Buddy was well known in the South Paulding community as a coach and mentor for 20+ years. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and spending time with his children and...
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Michael Orland Boleman

December 30, 1953 - January 15, 2017

Mr. Michael Orland Boleman, age 63, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017. He was born December 30, 1953 in Atlanta, GA to the late Milan Orland and Elizabeth Ann Shields Boleman.Mr. Boleman was a true jokester. He always said that he would die before the Falcons made the Super Bowl… and he did. He was an avid relic-hunter, jack of all trades, and master of none. He...
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Annie June Jones

June 4, 1936 - January 12, 2017

Mrs. Annie June Jones, age 80, of Winston, GA passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3 o'clock pm.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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William Carl Chamlee

September 19, 1929 - January 12, 2017

Mr. William Carl Chamlee, age 87, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017. He was born September 19, 1929 in Trion, GA. Mr. Chamlee worked with Douglas County Department of Transportation.Preceding him in death are his parents, Carl and Dolie Chamlee.He is survived by his beloved wife, Edith Chamlee; son Richard Chamlee; daughters Sheila Patterson and Deena Chamlee; brothers...
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Charles Richard Harmon

October 6, 1934 - December 31, 2016

Mr. Charles Richard Harmon, Sr., age 82, of Winston, GA passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016. He was born October 6, 1934 in Lexington, SC. Mr. Harmon retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service. He enjoyed going to church and church activities, especially his Sunday School class. Charles loved the outdoors, whether camping, fishing, gardening or growing things. Printing...
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Patricia Ann Fortner

September 24, 1951 - December 30, 2016

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

September 2, 1926 - December 30, 2016

Elbert E. Cornelius, known as "Sarge" to his family and friends, passed away Friday December 30th 2016 at the age of 90. He was born September 2nd 1926 in Alabama City, Alabama. He was a devoted husband of 66 years to the love of his life, Harriet. Master Sergeant Cornelius served in the Army during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC where...
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Jo Anne Grossi

April 28, 1942 - December 27, 2016

Mrs. Jo Anne Grossi, age 74, of Temple, Georgia passed away December 27, 2016. She was born April 28, 1942 in Blue Ridge, Georgia. A feisty, but kind, gentle and loving woman, Mrs. Grossi loved her family, taking naps, strawberries and her coffee. An avid reader, she especially enjoyed the murder mystery genre and John Grisham. She lived the entire week to go to church and loved to study her...
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Lottie Robbins

February 3, 1935 - December 27, 2016

Mrs. Lottie Dowell Smith Robbins, age 81, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away December 27, 2016. A native of Douglas County, she was born February 3, 1935. Mrs. Robbins retired from Life of Georgia with 26 years of service. She loved flowers and was an avid crossword puzzler.Mrs. Robbins was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Johnnie Robbins; and her parents, Alfred Dowell and...
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Alfred Murray Freeman

August 25, 1931 - December 26, 2016

Mr. Murray Freeman, age 85, of Winston, GA, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016. He was born August 25, 1931 in Monticello, AR. Preceding him in death are his parents, Roy and Elizabeth Freeman, as well as sister Fredna Freeman. He was a member of Latham Lodge in Austell, GA.The Freeman family moved to Atlanta in 1944 and Murray attended West Fulton High School. Murray met the love of his...
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Patricia Hollister

March 17, 1923 - December 23, 2016

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

January 14, 1942 - December 22, 2016

Mr. Keith Eugene Duensing, age 74, of Villa Rica, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016. He was born January 14, 1942 in Odell, Nebraska. He worked as a Computer Operations Manager for Sprint. Mr. Duensing served his country in the United States Army. A very talented man with a beautiful alto-tenor voice, he also owned an orchestra, traveling all over Nebraska and the surrounding...
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Elizabeth M. Burns

June 12, 1918 - December 20, 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth M. Burns, age 98, of Douglasville, GA, passed away December 20, 2016. She was born June 12, 1918 in Roscoe, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Burns; daughter, Marjorie Bartchi; and several brothers and sisters.Mrs. Burns worked as a Postal Worker with the United States Postal Service and was of the Methodist faith.She is survived by her son, Gary Burns;...
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Naitasia Aleyse McCollum

March 3, 1998 - December 18, 2016

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

April 12, 1942 - December 17, 2016

Mr. Richard Osborn Brown, Sr., 74, born April 12, 1942 in Knoxville, TN, died December 17, 2016; resident of Douglas County, Georgia since 1968. Mr. Brown was a proud American who began his career with the US Army in 1961 and continued for another 36 years in the telecommunications industry with Western Electric. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Order, Battle Hill Lodge 523, and an avid...
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Garnell Williams

January 1, 1954 - December 14, 2016

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

February 14, 1950 - December 14, 2016

Mrs. Patricia Elaine Addy, age 66, of Winston, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016. She was born February 14, 1950 in Athens, Georgia. Mrs. Addy loved spending time with her family, especially her children and her grandchildren. She enjoyed the beach, camping, shopping and getting her nails done. She was very active with Sisters In Christ, and was a member of the New Covenant...
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James Mack Brown

May 13, 1948 - December 14, 2016

James M Brown, 68, Douglasville, Ga. passed away on December 14, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones. He is the loving husband of Barbara DiMasi Brown. They were married over 40 years.James is the son of Margarette Thomas Brown and Benjamin F. Brown, Jr. Jim grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and moved to Titusville, Florida in 1966. He was a member of the first graduating class of FTU - Florida...
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John Buddy Bogozan

May 15, 1939 - December 14, 2016

Mr. John Buddy Bogozan, age 77, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016. He was born May 15, 1939 in Brunswick, GA. Mr. Bogozan was an active member at Central Baptist Church. He loved being outdoors, whether in his garden, yard or deep sea fishing in Florida. Buddy enjoyed tinkering with things and was mechanically inclined. He loved his dogs. After 43 years of service as a...
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Susan Strom

January 30, 1942 - December 13, 2016

Mrs. Susan Clark Strom, age 74, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016. She was born January 30, 1942 in Thomasville, GA. Mrs. Strom enjoyed playing the piano and playing cards. She also liked to travel and go on cruises. Susan was an active member at Trinity Anglican Church. She especially loved to spend time with her friends, family and pets, most of all, Jake.Preceding her...
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Fitzpatrick James Williamson

October 20, 1937 - December 11, 2016

Mr. Fitzpatrick James Rhett Williamson, age 79, of Winston, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was born October 20, 1937 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Williamson was a member of several clubs and was very involved with civil war reenactments, geneology, cemetery maintenance and NASA. He was a member of the Volvo Car Club, the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) for 40 years,...
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Geraldine Bailey

June 23, 1939 - December 11, 2016

Mrs. Geraldine Bailey, age 77, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016. She was born June 23, 1939 in Chester, Georgia. She was a homemaker who loved caring for and spending time with her family. She loved making homemade gift baskets and was an avid fan of Gone With The Wind. Prior to becoming a housewife, she worked in insurance, where she taught herself the skills to...
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Janette Kelley

September 5, 1924 - December 10, 2016

Janette KelleyMrs. Janette Hutcheson Kelley, 92, of Douglasville, GA, passed away December 10, 2016. She was born September 5, 1924 in Atlanta, GA to the late Howell Cortez Hutcheson and Minnie Leila Morris Hutcheson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Benjamin David Kelley; and brother, Howell M. Hutcheson.Mrs. Kelley was a lifelong member of the College Park First...
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Elizabeth Csubak

November 6, 1933 - December 9, 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Csubak, age 83, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Friday, December 9, 2016. She was born November 6, 1933 in Ford, New Jersey. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was married to her devoted husband for 64 years. She and her husband were both Eucharistic Ministers. She was a Girl Scout leader for more than 15 years. She loved arts and crafts,...
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Robert Eugene McDuffie

April 24, 1954 - December 5, 2016

Mr. Robert Eugene McDuffie, age 62, of Douglasville, GA, passed away December 5, 2016. He was born April 24, 1954 in Atlanta, GA to the late John Louis and Eugenia Trainer McDuffie. He is survived by his son and fiancé, Toby McDuffie (Zula Clark); daughters, Pamela McDuffie and Misty McDuffie; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Services for Mr. McDuffie are pending at this time...
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William Frank Bridges, Sr.

December 5, 1930 - December 2, 2016

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

November 14, 1943 - December 1, 2016

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

July 4, 1945 - November 29, 2016

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

August 21, 1949 - November 24, 2016

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

June 11, 1942 - November 21, 2016

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

June 5, 1934 - November 19, 2016

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

February 12, 1949 - November 19, 2016

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

July 16, 1934 - November 18, 2016

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

June 14, 1942 - November 14, 2016

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

June 28, 1953 - November 13, 2016

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

March 28, 1962 - November 7, 2016

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

November 27, 1981 - November 6, 2016

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

September 2, 1940 - November 4, 2016

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

December 20, 1941 - November 1, 2016

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

December 20, 1941 - November 1, 2016

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

March 14, 1925 - October 30, 2016

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

March 14, 1925 - October 30, 2016

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

May 17, 1926 - October 29, 2016

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

March 9, 1953 - October 26, 2016

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