Fayetteville

Mr. Thomas Howard Elliott, Sr., 55, of Fayetteville

Mr. Thomas Howard Elliott, Sr., 55, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 4, 2011 due to complications of ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Mr. Elliott was a loving father, devoted husband, dependable friend and a warrior in the fight against ALS. He retired after working 34 years with Delta Air Lines. He was an avid Studebaker aficionado and member of the North GA and National Studebaker Drivers Clubs and the Avanti Owners Association.

He is preceded in death by his first wife Cathy Brigmon Elliott; father Howard A. Elliott; sister Teresa Ann Elliott. Read More»

Louie Larry of Jonesboro

Mr. Louie Larry of Jonesboro passed away May 6, 2011. He is survived by his sons, Michael Larry and his wife Gina of LaGrange; Christopher Larry of Fayetteville; sisters, Pat King and her husband Mickey of Fayetteville; Sheila Chambers and her husband Mike of Palmetto; brothers, Ronnie Larry and his wife, Jackie of Stone Mountain; Tommy Larry and his wife, Terry of Gay; grandsons, Andrew Larry and Cameron Larry. Read More»

Mrs. Annie Elmina Moody, 103, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Annie Elmina Moody, 103, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 4, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Comer Edward Moody and daughter Doris Patrick.

She is survived by her daughter Frances (Don) McKee; son Edward (Camille) Moody; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sister Ellen Moody; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Marvin Harold “Buss” Hill, 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Marvin Harold “Buss” Hill, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 3, 2011.

Mr. Hill proudly served in the U.S. Army and is a Veteran of WWII. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart Medal and a Bronze Star Medal.

He is preceded in death by his parents James Edward Hill and Emma Estelle Evans; eleven brothers and sisters. Read More»

Claudette S. Biggio, 78, formerly of Fayetteville

Claudette S. Biggio, 78, of Newnan, GA, formerly of Fayetteville, GA, passed away May 3, 2011.

Mrs. Biggio was born in Hoboken, NJ to John Colbert & Anna Marie Bulger Colbert.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jerome Biggio.

She is survived by her children John Biggio & wife Karen of Byron Center, Michigan, Barbara Komestat & husband David of Williamson, GA, Andrea Swartz & husband Scott of Newnan, GA; grandchildren Samuel, Amanda, Anna, Thailer, Bryson, Caleb and sister Julia Pettitt of Bethesda, MD. Read More»

Planners approve LongHorn in F’ville

Plans for the new LongHorn Steakhouse were approved April 26 by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The new restaurant will be located at the former site of Johnny Carino’s restaurant on Ga. Highway 85 just south of the Fayette Pavilion. The old building will have to be removed to make way for the new 242-seat restaurant.

LongHorn project representative Brett Mashchak at the April work session told commissioners the company would like to demolish the current building and replace it with a 6,242 square-foot restaurant that would look like other LongHorns. Read More»

Gary Lee Weddington, 66, of Fayetteville

Gary Lee Weddington, 66, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away peacefully at his home May 2, 2011.

Born in Boaz, AL, Gary served our country in the United States Marine Corps and was self-employed as the owner of Weddington Drywall Service. He is affectionately known as “Paw” by his seven grandchildren and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, mother and ten siblings. Read More»

Richard Edward Reiter, Jr., formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. Richard Edward Reiter, Jr., of Suwanee, formerly Fayetteville, was born to eternal life on May 2, 2011.

He was born on December 18, 1946. Mr. Reiter was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was a generous humanitarian who served the community through his law practice, boy scouts, church, and volunteer organizations.

His legacy continues through his wife Susan Ann Reiter, son Richard E. Reiter, III, daughter Emily (Reiter) Keag, son-in-law Tim Keag, grandson Emerson Keag, brother Robert “Bob” Reiter, and sister Alice Reiter. Read More»

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 26th Annual Rose Show on May 14-15 at Kiwanis Center, 936 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for judging between 7-10 a.m. on the 14th. Read More»

Trading Post marks new era with tent sale

Donald Pope, nephew of Bill Davis, has worked at The Trading Post for 30 years. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

The Trading Post, known as the oldest continuously operating business in Fayette County, is emerging into a new era. Bill Davis began his business venture 64 years ago, in 1947, on Highway 54 west of Fayetteville in a location known for selling general merchandise – gas, clothing, groceries. Aided by location, a friendly environment and a growing population, The Trading Post quickly became known as a gathering place for the locals.  Read More»

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