Fayetteville

‘Churchless,’ Rolling Hills plans outdoor Community Christmas service Dec. 24

Rolling Hills Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas with a special “Christmas by Candlelight” event on Friday, Dec. 24 , from 6 - 6:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Town Square.

The event will include singing Christmas carols at the Gazebo, reading the Christmas story, and singing Silent Night by candlelight. The event is open to the public. Read More»

Episcopal Church of the Nativity celebrates 20 years in Fayetteville

New members were welcomed Sunday when the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Fayetteville, celebrated its 20th anniversary. From left in front are Nicole Philips, Diana Richburg, Gail Kirby, Ross W. Terry, Kimisha Scarborough (holding her son, Keymani, who was baptized), Kiora Nichols (Keymani’s godmother), Edward Saha and Shirley Saha. Standing in the rear are the Rev. Rita Henault, rector of the parish, and the Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Photo/Special.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, which began its life as a congregation two decades ago in a storefront space in Fayetteville, celebrated its 20th anniversary last Sunday.

The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, was on hand to preside at the Eucharist, preach, and administer sacraments of confirmation, and reception of new members. Both he and the Rev. Rita Henault, rector, also officiated at a baptism. Read More»

Teaching 'The Nutcracker'

Teaching 'The Nutcracker'

Armando Luna, professional dancer and teacher with the Atlanta Ballet, took time out of his busy performance schedule to teach Cleveland Elementary School students about his experiences dancing in The Nutcracker. Sarah Farmer, a second grader, learns how to dance like the mice from the famous battle scene. Mr. Luna also brought along several props from the Atlanta Ballet production for the students to admire and appreciate and courteously autographed a nutcracker that will be auctioned to benefit Relay for Life. Photo/Special.

School system and Fayette Holiday Helpers thank community for their generosity

CARE coordinator Karen Spangler (far right) and her assistant Diann Ferrante (second from right) thank Fayette Holiday Helpers members  (L-R) Sandy Hogan, Nancy Ward, Sandi McCallie, Gail Gerdue, Helen Rickman, and Janet White for their assistance with the 2010 Angel Tree project. Photo/Special.

Thanks to the generosity of the Fayette community, assistance from Fayette Holiday Helpers, local businesses, private citizens and employees of the Fayette County Public School System, all angels on the CARE (Children at Risk in Education) Angel Tree will have their wishes granted and then some. Read More»

T and R Insurance can help you navigate through Medicare enrollment

For most Medicare beneficiaries this 2011 Anual Enrollment Period is no different than in previous years, a headache. Regardless of whether they are forced to find a new plan because they are losing their current coverage due to a service area change or searching for better benefits; it can be a challenge without the advice of a trusted agent. There are so many different types of plans to choose from. Which is better? A PPO, HMO, PFFS, and by the way, what is a PFFS. There are many factors to be considered when picking the "right " plan. Is my doctor "In-Network? Is my hospital "In-Network"? Read More»

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»