Fayetteville

Maci Kayte Allen

Paul and Mandy Allen of Fayetteville announce the birth of their daughter, Maci Kayte. She was born on January 27, 2011 at 3:29pm at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Maci weighed 7lbs, 7oz and was 19.75 inches long.

Grandparents are Kay Croxton of Fayetteville, David Croxton of McDonough, and Margaret & Phillip Allen of Amelia Island, Florida. Great grandmother is Mamie McLean of Fayetteville.

Maci was welcomed home by her big brother, Jaden and big sister, Rachel

Walter Eugene “Gene” Pierce, age 72, of Fayetteville

Walter Eugene “Gene” Pierce, age 72, of Fayetteville, died Friday, February 18, 2011.

Mr. Pierce was a member of the Georgia Outsiders Car Club and enjoyed attending the club meetings. He also enjoyed classic cars, hot rods and attending car shows, swap meets and auctions. However, he mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and boating on Lake Jackson.

Mr. Pierce was the founder and former owner/operator of the Atlanta Steel and Equipment Company of Jonesboro. Read More»

Mr. James W. Bailey, 89, of Fayetteville

Mr. James W. Bailey, 89, of Fayetteville, died February 19, 2011.

He was born in the Starr’s Mill community in 1922 to the late Sam and Mamie Bailey. He served in both the US Merchant Marines and the US Navy during World War II. He retired in 1973 from Fort McPherson. He was also a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church .

He is survived by his sister-in-law Omie Lee Bailey of Fayetteville ; seven nieces and nephews: Sam Jones, Janelle Taylor, Larry Jones, Bobby Kerlin, Tom Kerlin, Cheryl Miller, and Richard Bailey. Read More»

Mrs. Shirley Marie Brown, 85, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Shirley Marie Brown, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 18, 2011 at the age of 85.

Mrs Brown was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was a quiet supporter, and nurtured her family in all aspects of their lives. Shirley enjoyed family time, whether playing cards, sewing for her family and others, dancing, or playing golf, she always knew how to make life fun. She was a member of the St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church for over 42 years where she participated in the Women’s Circle and at one time taught public speaking classes. Read More»

Penelope Wanelle Welch, 70, of Fayetteville

Penelope Wanelle Welch, 70, of Fayetteville, died February 10, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents George Harvey and Lathan Welch.

She is survived by her daughters Anita and Terry Glaze of Fayetteville, Michelle and Tyler Smith of McDonough; son Derek and Katherine Copeland of North Pole, AK; grandchildren Megan and Alysa Glaze of Fayetteville, Drew Smith of McDonough, Jordan Copeland of North Pole, AK; sister Brenda Welch of Lanett, AL; brother Phillip Welch of Valley, AL. Read More»

Penelope Wanelle Welch, 70, of Fayetteville

Penelope Wanelle Welch, 70, of Fayetteville, Ga., died February 10, 2011.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Glad Tidings Assembly of God, Jonesboro. Rev. Larry Hammock will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service.

Born April 2, 1940, in Alabama, she lived in Alaska from the late 1990s until 2009. She had worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for the Alaska Department of Corrections.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Harvey and Lathan Welch. Read More»

Mr. Robert “Bob” John Bales, 85, of Fayetteville

Mr. Robert “Bob” John Bales, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 11, 2011.

Mr. Bales was a WWII survivor of the Normandy invasion and went ashore at Omaha Beach. He later served under General G.S. Patton, Jr. during the occupation of Berlin. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Mr. Bales is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard J. Bales and Frances Case Bales; son Trek M. Bales; brothers, Leonard F. Bales, John K. Bales, and Donald J. Bales. Read More»

F'ville's Whitlow named Ga. VFW Officer of Year

Detective Mike Whitlow (R) receives award. Photo/Special.

Describing it as “one of the greatest honors of my life,” Fayetteville Police Det. Mike Whitlow last weekend received recognition at the annual Georgia Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) conference in Macon as the Georgia VFW Peace Officer of the Year.

Whitlow was selected as Peace Officer of the Year for 2010 by the Riverdale VFW chapter and was presented the award before the Fayetteville City Council earlier this month. Read More»

Before there was Cheers, there was Melear’s: Thanks for memories

How many plates of barbeque and big sweet tea glasses have you had there?

As a babe in arms one of my first memories is making the pilgrimage from the city (Atlanta) to Fayetteville on Sunday afternoon. Our weekend entertainment was going for a ride on Sunday after church. I fell into a deep sleep in the back of a crowded car and woke up to the smell of barbeque and a magical piano that played by itself. Read More»

Church of Nativity youth spaghetti dinner is tonight

Young people at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity will serve a spaghetti dinner Wednesday, Feb. 16, to raise funds for a youth mission trip in June.

The benefit event is billed as “Mama Rita’s Italian Kitchen” in honor of the Rev. Rita Henault, rector of the parish. Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the common room of the educational building of the church, located at 130 Antioch Road, just off Georgia Route 92, south of downtown Fayetteville. Read More»