Obituaries

P.H. McKinney, 93, of Flowery Branch

P.H. "Hugh" McKinney, 93, of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Mr. McKinney was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church and a Deacon Emiritus. He served his country in World War II in the United States Navy as a pilot and flight instructor. Mr. McKinney retired from Arrow Shirt Co. (the world's largest manufacturing shirt plant at one time) as a Plant Manager. He was a scoutmaster for many years and was a Silver Beaver recipient. He was the assistant doorkeeper for the Georgia House of Representatives. Read More»

Anderson Wright English, 24

Anderson Wright English, 24, passed away on January 13, 2015, after losing his struggle with Substance Use Disorder. Read More»

Jack G. Hanson, age 87

Humility, self-discipline, honor, unpretentiousness, patience and a sense of justice and love are characteristics describing "Coach" Jack G. Hanson, who passed away on January 6, 2015 after lengthy illnesses.

He was born February 23, 1927 in Roanoke, Ala., the son of Dr. Douglas and Mrs. Annie Gooden Hanson. Read More»

W.A. Strickland, age 80, of Newnan

On January 19, 2015 W.A. (Bill) Strickland, age 80, of Newnan passed from this life into his heavenly home.

He was preceded in death by father and mother, E.B. and Cora Strickland; brothers, Harry, Ed and Sonny; sisters, Margie and Betty.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Diane Harbin Strickland; sister, Shirley Jane Lear of LaGrange; daughter, Cindy Strickland Ralston and husband Ray of Hiram; sons, David and wife Terri of Peachtree City; Michael Ashley of Newnan; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bill's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Read More»

Maude Irene Schoene, age 90

Maude Irene Schoene, born November 9, 1924 in Mulberry Grove, Ill., passed away in her home at the age of 90 on January 12. Read More»

Roy and Rhenda Samples of Fayetteville

Roy Samples passed away on January 19, 2015 and Rhenda Samples of Fayetteville passed away on January 17, 2015 at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

Roy was born on April 9, 1944. He is preceded in death by his parents Guy Samples, Sr. and Mary Brand Samples. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Rhenda was born on May 23, 1945. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Bell, Sr. and Reba Bullard Bell. They were both members of Faith Fellowship. Read More»

Helen Babula, age 98

Helen Babula, family matriarch, was born in Stamford, Conn. on December 15, 1916 to Anatazy and Adela Grocka Zajkowski and passed away on January 14, 2015. Read More»

Maurice Eddy Tait, of Fayetteville

Maurice Eddy Tait, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on December 25, 2014 at 77 years old with his loving wife, Lynne Tait, by his side. He passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on Christmas morning of 2014. He leaves a gaping hole and is sorely missed. Read More»

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr., 84, of Riverdale

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr.

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr., 84, of Riverdale, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Mr. Shierling retired after 37 years with Big Star (formerly Rogers/Colonial Stores) as a manager and district manager. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Riverdale. Read More»

Lt. Col. Norbert L. Campbell, 84, of Peachtree City

Retired Army Lt. Col. Norbert L. Campbell, 84, of Peachtree City, Ga., formerly of Fayetteville, N.C. and Shamokin, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 in Peachtree City, Ga.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City, Ga. Burial with full military honors will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Our beloved father, grandfather, and brother was the 8th of 9 children born in Shamokin, Pa. on April 23, 1930 to the late Charles Campbell and Frances Perkowskie. Read More»

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