Fayetteville

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»

Walker-Hearn engagement

Emily Celeste Walker engaged to Samuel Bennett Hearn

Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Walker of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Celeste Walker, to Samuel Bennett Hearn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hearn of Brooks.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Bettie Sue Walker and the late Gene Walker of Fayetteville, and the late Mrs. Louise Eyles of Atlanta. She is a 2006 graduate of Fayette County High School and a 2010 graduate of Georgia College and State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in community health and human services. She is currently employed at The Emory Clinic in Atlanta. Read More»

Vaughn-Barber engagement

Carrie Elizabeth Vaughn engaged to Daniel Devon Barber

Mr. and Mrs. Freddie (Tony) Vaughn of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Vaughn, to Daniel Devon Barber, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Tolbert and the late Devon Barber of Fayetteville,.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Yolanda Graham and the late Paul Graham of Augusta and Freddie Vaughn of McCalla, Ala. and the late Marilyn Camp of Augusta. She received a bachelor of business administration in finance in 2007 from the University of Georgia and is employed by Philips and Funai, Inc. as a financial analyst. Read More»

Williams-Williams engagement

Susan Williams engaged to Dustin Williams

The parents of Susan Williams and Dustin Williams announce the couple’s engagement and upcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Edward Williams of Phoenix, Ariz. and Beth Williams of Longmont, Colo. She is a 2002 Graduate of Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colo. She earned a public health degree from American Military University in 2010 and will complete her master’s degree in public health in May of 2011. She is currently interning at the American Red Cross as a public health education coordinator. Read More»

Mr. Arthur Brooke Ballard, Sr., age 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Arthur Brooke Ballard, Sr., age 91, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Mr. Ballard was born Sept. 1, 1919 in Fulton County.

Mr. Ballard was a long-time member of The Rock Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

He was preceded in death by his son, Arthur B. Ballard, Jr. and is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dolly Ballard of Fayetteville; sons, William Richard (Bill) Ballard and his wife, Betty of Tucker; Mark Ballard and his wife, Joy of Peachtree City; daughter, Jeannie Ballard Wright of Fayetteville; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 3 on the way. Read More»