Fayetteville

Mrs. Sheryl (Sherry) Cochran Gibbons, 58, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Sheryl (Sherry) Cochran Gibbons, age 58, of Fayetteville, GA passed away December 31, 2010.

Sherry was born in Fulton County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Gibbons and a brother, Kevin Cochran.

Sherry had been employed by the US District Court for 29 plus years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid reader and a devoted Braves fan. Read More»

Mr. Ty Cobb McBrayer, 85, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ty Cobb McBrayer, 85, of Fayetteville, died January 2, 2011.

He proudly served in the US Navy during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lester & Lilla McBrayer and two brothers Grady McBrayer and Troy McBrayer. Read More»

Mrs. Joy Linda Eidson, 64, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Joy Linda Eidson, 64, of Fayetteville, died January 1, 2011.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth W. Eidson of Fayetteville, GA; two sons Jeffrey Eidson and his wife Cindy of Concord, GA and Jody Eidson and his wife Christy of Dallas, GA; daughter Jennifer Davis and her husband Mark of Los Gatos, CA; six grandchildren; her brother Jack Kinman and his wife Betty of Conyers, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Jeffrey Nelson Small, 31, formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. Jeffrey Nelson Small, 31, of Winston Salem, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on December 29, 2010.

Jeff is preceded in death by his sister, Kimberly Marie Small.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lisa Marie Small; his mother and father, Nelson and Joyce Small; maternal grandmother Lillian Whitlock; aunt Lynn Whitlock Gilland; uncles Michael Whitlock, Randall Small and Herbert Small; many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Ten arrested at F’ville party for underage drinking

Partying doesn’t always pay, at least when the festivities are loud enough to draw complaints. That was the case at Swan Brook Apartments in Fayetteville Dec. 30 when a visit by police resulted in the arrest of 10 underage drinkers.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Mike Whitlow said officers responded to a loud party complaint in the early morning hours of Dec. 30 and subsequently arrested 10 people for underage possession of alcohol. Fayetteville Police received the call at approximately 2 a.m. at the Swan Brook Apartments off Ga. Highway 54 East, Whitlow said. Read More»

Jesse C. Kennemore, Fayetteville

Mr. Jesse C. Kennemore of Fayetteville passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Kennemore of Fayetteville; daughter, Trina Croley and husband Tim of Greenville, Ala.; brother, Ruben Kennemore and wife Retta of Hampton; sister, Wanda Hicks and husband Patrick of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Lisa Oster and husband Jonathan; Lacy Thompson; great grandchildren, Alyssa Tucker Oster; Logan Oster and three step great-grandchildren. Read More»

Sybil Ferguson, Fayetteville

Mrs. Sybil Ferguson of Fayetteville passed away Dec. 24, 2010. Read More»

F’ville arrests 2 in botched Christmas Eve burglary

Fayetteville Police arrested two men on Christmas Eve for the attempted burglary of the Radio Shack store at the Fayette Pavilion. One of the men had been sought for the Dec. 18 burglary of the Sprint store at the Uptown Shopping Center on North Glynn Street. Read More»

Mrs. Margo Cruthird Smith, 51, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Margo Cruthird Smith, 51, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on December 24, 2010 following a valiant battle with breast cancer.

Margo attended Chicago, IL public schools and earned her undergraduate degree in accounting at Florida A & M University. She had a successful career as a certified public accountant including six years with Delta Air Lines. Her last position was as the Chief Financial Officer for the Jacksonville, FL Transportation Authority. Read More»

Judge-public defender affair may win new trial for carjacker

An affair between a now-resigned Fayette County Superior Court judge and a public defense attorney who routinely appeared in his courtroom may help win a new trial for a Riverdale man who was convicted in 2008 for a carjacking incident in Fayetteville.

A public defender attorney for Christopher Deangelo Wakefield has indicated in court papers that she needs to investigate whether one of Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English’s rulings in the case favored a co-defendant to the detriment of Wakefield. Read More»