Obituaries

Ms. Betty Joe Howell, 86, of Fayetteville

Ms. Betty Joe Howell, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 12, 2011.

Ms. Howell was born on June 7, 1924 in Sycamore, GA, to the late Giles and Bessie Webb. During WWII, she served with the American Red Cross at Cochran Field in Macon, GA. She then married Buddy Howell of Fayetteville, GA. She was associated with the Cary Chapman Company and Dixie Bearings of Atlanta. She was a 60-year resident of Fayette County. Read More»

Mrs. Georgette Eva Rawlings, 100, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Georgette Eva Rawlings, 100, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 12, 2011.

Mrs. Rawlings is preceded in death by her husband Robert Bailey Rawlings, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Robert “Bob” Rawlings, III and his wife Jo Ann of Fayetteville; granddaughter Jennifer Ann Rawlings of Birmingham, AL; grandson Robert Rawlings, IV and his wife Emily of Nashville, TN; great-grandson Brayden Marcel Rawlings; sister Marcelle Brown of Topsham, ME; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Sandy Creek H.S.’s first principal, Mr. Kenneth “Wayne” Robinson, 62, of Fayetteville

Mr. Kenneth “Wayne” Robinson, 62, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

Mr. Robinson was an educator who began his career at Jonesboro High and moved to Russell High School in Fulton County; he later moved to North Clayton High and then to Fayette County High where he was an assistant principal. He took over as the principal of Sandy Creek High when the school opened. He became the executive director of secondary schools before becoming the assistant superintendent. Later, he took a position at the state board of education. Read More»

Mrs. Betty Jo Barnett, 80, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Betty Jo Barnett, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

Mrs. Barnett retired from Clayton County Board of Education after 30 years of dedicated service. She was a former council member for the city of Jonesboro and long-time member of Jonesboro First Baptist.

She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Barnett and her brother Ralph Stephens.

She is survived by her son Doug Barnett and his wife Peggy of Sharpsburg; grandchildren Zachary and Carson; brother Hubert Stephens of Marietta; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Paul Fleischer, 60, of Fayetteville

Mr. Paul Fleischer, 60, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

His biggest contribution in life was his love for his family and he was a devoted family man.

He is survived by his wife Sandy Fleischer; daughter Stefanie “Brat” Fleischer of Fayetteville; son Rodney Fleischer and his wife Cathy of Concord; grandchildren Andrew and Natalie; mother Thelma Fleischer of Fayetteville; brother Michael Fleischer of Norcross. Read More»

Walter Lonnie Ivie, 80, of Brooks

Walter Lonnie Ivie, 80, of Brooks, passed away May 10, 2011.

He was the son of the late Walter Burrell and Nellie Ergle Ivie of Hapeville, Georgia. After serving in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict, he was employed with Delta Airlines for 31 years. He retired in 1987 and enjoyed traveling, wood carving and spending time with family. He was a member of Brooks Baptist Church. Read More»

Aberham “Sam” Campbell, 85, of Jonesboro

Aberham “Sam” Campbell, age 85, of Jonesboro, died May 6, 2011.

Sam loved his family and friends and enjoyed nothing more than raking leaves in the fall.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Jeannett Campbell; six sons: Stanley & Brenda of Pascagoula, MS; Ron of Manchester, TN; Bradley & Barbara of Gay, GA; Bobby of Denver, NC; Clay of Jonesboro, GA and Robbie of Jonesboro, GA and two daughters: Janet & Jerry Lee of Chipley, FL; and Frida Stroup of Hampton, GA; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Read More»

Mrs. Thelma Haley Caldwell, 83, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Thelma Haley Caldwell, 83, of Fayetteville, died May 9, 2011.

Mrs. Caldwell is preceded in death by her son Johnny Caldwell. Read More»

Phyllis Hutchison Withrow, age 83, of Fayetteville

Phyllis Hutchison Withrow, age 83, of Fayetteville passed away on May 9, 2011 following a long illness with stomach cancer. Phyllis was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She was an active member of Peachtree City United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities including, Stephen Ministry and Past President of the Ad Loy Ho Sunday School Class. Read More»

Alma Jones Hunter, 103, formerly of Fayetteville

Alma Jones Hunter, 103, formerly of Fayetteville and Hapeville, passed away May 7, 2011 at Laurel Park Nursing Home in Stockbridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Hunter, and brothers James Jones (a former sheriff of Fayette County) and Gerald Jones.

Alma was a member of Hapeville First Baptist Church. Alma retired from Fulton County Board of Education after 27 years as a secretary at North Avenue Elementary School in Hapeville. Read More»