Evelyn H. Welch, age 90

Evelyn H. Welch

She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to William L. Hornsby and Mary Hornsby. Her family continued to live in the Atlanta area the remainder of her life.

She was married to the late Lewis A. Welch, Jr. for 65 years. Mrs. Welch was a stay at home mother during her childrearing days. Later, she worked for 10 years as a bookkeeper for her sister Ella Herren at her business, the Herren Candy Company. Mrs. Welch taught a young women's Sunday School class at Sylvan Hills Baptist Church during the 1950s. Read More»

Jeffrey S. White of Brooks

Jeffrey S. White

Jeffrey S. White of Brooks, Ga., passed away at home on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2012, after a short illness. Born in Quincy, Mass., Jeff had made Georgia his home for 40 years.

A graduate of Clayton County University, Jeff was the founder and President of Synmar and Castech, Inc. of Jonesboro. Jeff was proud of his Synmar and Castech family of employees, his companies, and his wonderful customers and business relationships of many years. Read More»

Sharon Sue Price of Peachtree City

Ms. Sharon Sue (Sherri) Price of Peachtree City passed away Jan. 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bingham and Katherine Price, brother, David Charles Price, best friend, Gene Alexander and David Glenn Smith.

She is survived by her son, David Allen Price of Peachtree City; sisters, Beckie Price Holder of Newnan; Kathy Price Manautou of Thomaston, Ga.; Peggy Smith and her husband Kenny of Woodville, Texas. Read More»

Austin Conley, 86, of Sharpsburg

Austin Conley, 86, of Sharpsburg, passed away on January 9, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Myrtle Conley. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Conley of Fayetteville and several cousins.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Rev. Dennis Watson and Rev. Ken Helms officiated. The burial followed at Holly Hill Cemetery in Fairburn, Ga. The family received friends on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Read More»

F’ville to say goodbye to Ed Travis

Ed Travis.

The man who ran a namesake hardware store on Fayetteville’s courthouse square for 30 years has died.

Edward Nicholas Travis, 90, who died Jan. 8, opened his hardware store on the Fayetteville Square in 1952. He sold it in 1982, but the vacant building on the western side of the square is still designated by locals as Travis Hardware.

He was always interested in his county and served in a number of capacities throughout his lifetime. Read More»

Edward N. Travis, 90, Fayetteville

Edward N. Travis

He was born Dec. 21, 1921 in Rebecca, Ga., only child of the late Jesse Lee and Mary Green Travis. The family moved to Fayetteville in 1923.

He served in the U. S. Army in WWII for 3 years, 28 months were on active duty in Italy. After the war he returned to Fayetteville and in 1952 opened up a hardware store in the heart of the city which he operated until he sold it in late 1982.

He was named as the Fayette County Kiwanis Man of the Year in 1961, Fayette County Citizen of the Year in 1968, Business Person of the Year in 1982. Read More»

Pauline Alice Collins, 91, of Fairburn

Pauline Alice Collins, 91, of Fairburn, passed away on Jan. 6, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Kedar Braxton Collins and grandchildren, Derry Collins, II and Alison Moody. Read More»

Melba Taylor of Peachtree City

Mrs. Melba Taylor of Peachtree City passed away Jan. 7, 2012 after a 6 month battle with cancer. She was employed by Avis Rent A Car at the Atlanta Airport for 35 years.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Edwards and son, Michael Lamar Taylor and is survived by her husband of 45 years Felton Taylor of Peachtree City; son, Keith Taylor and his wife Tammy of Fayetteville; step-father, Henry G. Edwards of Jackson; sister, Daphne Ray of Hiram; brother, Preston Edwards of McDonough; grandchildren, Austin, Brock and Colin Taylor and 1 niece and 3 nephews. Read More»

William G. Nordmark, age 82, of Riverdale

Mr. William G. Nordmark,"Bill", of Riverdale, Ga., passed away on Dec. 29, 2011 at the age of 82.

Mr. Nordmark was a kind, loving and handsome man who always made people he came in contact with feel special.

Bill was a dedicated employee of Delta Air Lines, who rose through the ranks and retired as the System Manager of Stations with 45 years of service. He loved to sing and was a founding member and president of the Southland Chorus. Read More»

Donald Stuart Tuel, 79, of Fayetteville

Mr. Donald Stuart Tuel, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away on Dec. 27, 2011.

Mr. Tuel was a proud veteran, who served his country in the US Air Force. Following his military career, he joined Piedmont Airlines in 1962, which later became US Airways.

He was a lead mechanic and retired with 35 years of service He was also the flight engineer for Atlanta Skylarks Travel Club.

He loved working on aircraft and fishing. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh but above everything else, his family was his first priority. Read More»