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Holloway-White engagement

Abigail Patricia engaged to Andrew Jonathan White

Capt., USN (ret.) and Mrs. Richard Holloway of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Patricia, to Andrew Jonathan White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert White of Huntsville, Ala. Read More»

Walker-Maggioni engagement

Lori Katherine engaged to Alexander Reid Maggioni

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Carlton Walker announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Katherine, to Alexander Reid Maggioni, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Anthony Maggioni. Read More»

Lera Perkins, 88, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lera Perkins, 88, of Fayetteville, Ga., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. She fought a long battle with heart disease.

She was born Jan. 21, 1923 in Sabine County, Texas. She was the salutatorian of the 1940 class of Alto High School, and retired from Texas Industries in 1989. Lera was a member of FUMC, Beford, Texas.

She moved to Fayetteville in 2001. She was a member of Bridge Club groups of The Gathering Place. Lera was proudly a Certified Bridge Life Master. Read More»

Martha McWhorter, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Martha McWhorter, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sept. 19, 2011, at the age of 85. 

She was a 42-year employee of White Electric Company. Mrs. McWhorter was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby McWhorter, and daughter, Patty Sutton. 

She is survived by her nephews, William F. Evans of Fayetteville, Olin R. “Randy” Evans (Maria Mackas) of Decatur, Don S. Evans (Debbie) of McDonough, daughter-in-law, Betty McWhorter, and many grandchildren, grandnieces and grandnephews.  Read More»

Raymond C. Harris, 90, of Fayetteville

Raymond C. Harris, 90, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away peacefully on Sept. 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Thelma Brannon Harris, and his brother Walter Harris. Left to celebrate his life is his son, Wayne Harris (Marilyn) of Fayetteville, many nieces and nephews, family members and friends earned over a lifetime.  Read More»

Fayetteville’s Willis ready to spread the love with ‘Songs from the Love Ship’

Chris Willis. Photo/Special.

Chris Willis is kind of famous in the world of house music. He was a frequent collaborator with French DJ David Guetta and their songs have been played in clubs all over the world. Songs like “Love is Gone,” “Just a Little More Love,” “Gettin’ Over You,” helped sell millions of albums and soared to the top of the charts. Willis, who has lived in New York City and Atlanta, moved to Fayette County last January and is now about to release his first solo EP, “Premium (Songs from the Love Ship) Part 1. Read More»

Gena Turner, 71, of Fayetteville

Gena Turner (Mary Eugenia Wright Turner), 71, of Fayetteville, Ga., went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 14, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with myelofibrosis and leukemia. She is preceded in death by her husband, John E. Turner, and by her parents, Martha Duke Wright and W. E. Wright, and a host of friends and relatives. Read More»

Target awards Hood Avenue with money for books

Target’s Alicia Green presents principal Julie Turner (center) and media specialist Laura Tant with the Books for Schools award accompanied by students (L-R) Sophia Galloway, Duncan Fortson, and Madeline Dunn. Photo/Special.

New books are on tap for the media center at Hood Avenue Primary thanks to a $500 Books for Schools award from the Fayetteville Target.
The school’s media specialist Laura Tant and principal Julie Turner accepted the award that Target has been giving to schools across the country as part of their goal of giving $1 billion to education and reading by 2015. It recognizes schools that foster a love of reading, and those that encourage children and their families to read together. Read More»

Floyd R. Baldree of Fayetteville

Mr. Floyd R. Baldree of Fayetteville passed away Sept. 12, 2011.  He is survived by his son, Randall Baldree of Fayetteville; daughters, Latrell Stone of Woodbury; Denise Scott and her husband, Ronnie of Newnan; Angela Yarber of Versaille, KY; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at 11 o'clock at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Waldrop officiating.  Interment followed at Camp Memorial Park. 

Those wishing may send an on-line condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.  Read More»

Reuben Hewell Brown, 80, of Fayetteville

Mr. Reuben Hewell Brown, 80, of Williamson Ga., formerly of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on Sept. 13, 2011.

Mr. Brown proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on U.S. Haven, where he served as a medic. After 13 years, he retired from the Fayette County Board of Education. During that time, he oversaw the building of McIntosh High School, Booth Middle School and Sandy Creek High, as well as several others. 

He was a member of the “Cloud Dancers Radio Controlled AC Club”.  He was a loving husband and the best “Poppy” there has ever been. He was a true family man.  Read More»

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