Fayetteville

Mrs. Virginia May White, 94, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Virginia May White, of Christian City, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on December 19, 2010 at the age of 94.

Mrs. White was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bill White and one brother.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Blackford of Lithia Springs, Joyce Kay White of Dahlonega; son Danny James White and daughter-in-law Margaret White of Atlanta; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and one nephew. Read More»

Marion Edward Honerkamp, 71, of Fayetteville

Marion Edward Honerkamp, 71, of Fayetteville, died on December 16, 2010.

He was a gregarious soul, family man, army veteran, and food sales manager with 4 decades of experience. Read More»

Patricia Ann Holloway Reeves, 68, of Fayetteville

Patricia Ann Holloway Reeves, age 68 and formerly of Sterlington and Monroe, LA, passed away after a courageous, three-year battle with cancer on December 18, 2010, at her home in Fayetteville, GA, with her husband Larry and family by her side.

She was born April 15, 1942, in Oak Grove , LA , to Lloyd and Emma Lee Bonner Holloway. Read More»

Mrs. Frances Black Tanksley, 85, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Frances Black Tanksley, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away on December 17, 2010.

Mrs. Tanksley was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Forest Park and after 40 years of dedication, she retired from Ford Motor Company.She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Tanksley.

She is survived by her son, Alan Black of Peachtree City; granddaughters, Alison (Kevin) Churchill of Freeport, FL and Katie (TY) Tyson of Acworth; great-grandchildren William Reese and Laurel Churchill, Kendyl Tyson; brother Hubert Dennis of Powder Springs; many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Hugh Edward Hudgins, 80, of Fayetteville

Hugh Edward Hudgins, 80, of Fayetteville, died December 14, 2010.

He worked for Ford Motor Co. for 34 years and was a member of Christ Church at Whitewater for 24 years. Mr. Hudgins enjoyed gardening and yard work and was known for his tomatoes.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Nell Hudgins; sons Edward E. Hudgins of Doraville, John Hudgins of Canton, and Mark and Sherry Hudgins of Canton; daughters Katurah H. Driskill of McDonough and Dawn Rampley of Canton; step-son Scott Brook of Sharpsburg; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Read More»

F’ville planners approve Goodwill store across from Fayette Pavilion

Goodwill Industries received approval last week from the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission to locate a retail store and drop-off center in the Uptown Square shopping center on Ga. Highway 85 across from the Fayette Pavilion.

That site most recently housed the now-bankrupt Linens-n-Things. The development has a number of vacant storefronts including that of the Barnes & Noble bookstore that closed in May.

Plans for the store include a revamping the interior of the 34,000 square-foot building and providing a drop-off area for donations in the rear of the building. Read More»

Kaiser Permanente micro-clinic approved for F’ville’s Banks Station

Plans by healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente to open a micro-clinic at 101 Banks Station in Fayetteville were approved last week by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission. The clinic is expected to open near the end of March 2011.

Plans for the 6,420 square-foot building on North Glynn Street call for interior demolition and renovation of the former Blockbuster video rental business two doors south of the Chick-fil-A restaurant. Other plans call for the revitalization and rehabilitation of the building’s exterior, said city senior planner Linwood Robinson. Read More»

Remembering my friend Joan Neal

Joan Neal in a photo from the October 2010 issue of Fayette Woman Magazine.

[Editor’s note: Joan Neal, 82, died Dec. 5. A Fayetteville resident since 1952, Mrs. Neal personified the phrase, “a pillar of the community.” Fayette County historian Carolyn Cary shares some memories of her long-time friend.]

Of the 57 years Joan Neal lived in Fayette County, I have been privileged to have known her for 44 of those years here. Read More»

Rolling Hills youth minister to homeless

Rolling Hills Senior Pastor Frank Mercer and Pete Mercer offer items to an unidentified homeless man. The church’s youth group makes quarterly trips to the downtown Atlanta area distributing much-needed items to the homeless. Photo/ Taylor Trebotte.

On Dec. 5, the Youth Group from Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville, along with several adults from the congregation, traveled to downtown Atlanta to minister to approximately 200 homeless men and women.

While there, the group witnessed to individuals, and handed out sweatshirts and toiletry bags containing deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and hand lotion.

The Rolling Hills Youth Group makes quarterly trips to Atlanta to serve the homeless; feeding and distributing much needed items such as clothing, hygiene products, and shoes. Read More»

FFUMC will offer Financial Peace University beginning in January

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, in the winter through spring 2011. The course benefits couples and individuals of all ages, those with or without debt. Read More»

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