Fayetteville

No. Fayette UMC plans 5K run/walk, barbecue, craft fair Sept. 24

Registration is taking place for North Fayette United Methodist Church’s Fifth Annual “Find Your Way” 5K Run/Walk, set for Saturday Sept. 24, at 8 a.m., at 847 New Hope Road, Fayetteville. A Craft/Flea Market and barbecue will be held after the 5K Run.

Early registration for the event is $20 through Sept. 12. After that the cost is $25 up to race day. The race will begin and end at the church.

The event is open to runners and walkers of all age groups.

This is an officially timed event, and will be held rain or shine. Runners start at 8:30 a.m. and walkers begin at 8:35 am. Read More»

Smith-Christ engagement

Ashley Elizabeth Smith engaged to Joshua Andrew Christ

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Smith of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Smith, to Joshua Andrew Christ, son of Anthony Christ of Gainesville, Fla. and Ms. Linda Christ of Canton, Ga.

The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Fayette High School and a 2008 summa cum laude graduate of Virginia Tech, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition, foods and exercise. She is currently attending the Virginia Osteopathic School of Medicine, pursuing a doctorate in osteopathic medicine. Read More»

Weingartner-Yarri engagement

Tara Mae Weingartner engaged to Philip Charles Yarri, Jr.

John Weingartner of San Diego and Tonia Weingartner of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Mae Weingartner, to Philip Charles Yarri, Jr., son of Philip Sr. and Kathleen Yarri of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Gordon and Doloris Weingartner of Fayetteville and Allen and Faye Fountain of Marietta and Barbara Fountain of Covington. She is a 2006 graduate of Fayette County High School and a 2008 graduate of Griffin Tech. She is employed by Salon Serenity in Peachtree City. . Read More»

Byrd-Topper engagement

Joanna Megan Byrd engaged to Eric Louis Topper

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Byrd of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Joanna Megan Byrd, to Eric Louis Topper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Topper of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Fayette County High School and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. She currently resides in Marietta and works in the Turner Network Sales division of Time Warner in Atlanta. Read More»

Anna C. Millhorn, age 77, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anna C. Millhorn, age 77, of Fayetteville, passed away Aug. 16, 2011. She was born on April 24, 1934, to the late Worley and Lillian Millard of Mendota, Va.   Read More»

Ruth Strozier Malone, 87, of Fayetteville

Ruth Strozier Malone, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away August 21, 2011.

Mrs. Malone was employed by the Fayette County Board of Education as a bus driver and retired after 10 years.

Mrs. Malone was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin “Ben” F. Malone, Jr., her son,
Eli Floyd Malone and her parents Lucius W. Strozier and Mae Belle Langley Strozier.

She is survived by her daughter Phyllis Porter and her husband Everett of Woodstock; brother-in-law
Thomas Malone and his wife Sylvia of Jacksonville, AL; sister-in-law Eugenia Zallen and her Read More»

Harold Ottis Kelley, Jr., 75, of Fayetteville

Harold Ottis Kelley, Jr., of Fayetteville, GA, age 75, passed away on July 29, 2011, after an extended battle with cancer.

He grew up in Hapeville, GA, and graduated from Hapeville High School in 1954 and Young Harris College in 1956. Harold was a Mason and was employed with Southern Bell for 22 years. He was also a professional square dance caller for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Frances “Tink” Kelley of Fayetteville; son, Bryant Kelley, Plano, TX; daughter, Bernice Crowe, Fayetteville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Read More»

2 arrested in F’ville for air conditioning thefts

Fayetteville Police put a dent in the theft of air conditioners Aug. 19 with the arrest of two men involved in the theft of numerous stolen units.

Vernon Nelson, 48, of Atlanta and Ronald Hood, 30, of East Point, were each charged with four counts of theft by taking, according to department spokesman Steve Crawshaw.

Crawshaw said officers on Aug. 19 were conducting surveillance throughout the city when they observed a car drop someone off in the area of Braxton Court and the Magnolia Business Center. Read More»

Lester Edward Swanson, age 83, of Fayetteville

Mr. Lester “Les” Edward Swanson, age 83, of Fayetteville (formerly of Chicago, Ill. and Kingston, Mass.) passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2011.

Mr. Swanson served in the U.S. Army and was in the 4025 Signal Corp. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Bell Swanson; daughters, Christine Werner and her husband, Stephen of Plymouth, Mass.; Donna Paradise and her husband, Michael of Tyrone; son, Lester Swanson and his wife, Ruthann of Richardson, Texas; grandchildren, Mark Swanson; Edward Howland and Sean Paradise. Read More»

Mrs. Anna C. Millhorn, 77, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anna C. Millhorn, age 77, of Fayetteville, passed away on August 16, 2011.

She was born on April 23, 1934 to the late Worley and Lillian Millard of Mendota, Virginia. Read More»

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