Sandra Dianne Wright, age 68

Mrs. Sandra "Sandi" Dianne Wright

Mrs. Sandra "Sandi" Dianne Wright, age 68, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at Sacred Journey Hospice.

Sandi was born Sept. 17, 1943 to the late Roy Norton Lashley and the late Oceil Virginia Harrison Lashley. Sandi was co-owner of Wright-Bilt Systems and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Jim Wright; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy Lesia and Tom Pyle, Debbie and Mark Martin; grandchildren J. Mark Martin, Tesia Martin Cook, T. J. Pyle, Tyler Pyle; great grandchild, Hunter Cook; sister, Selena Nelms Heald; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

George Talmadge Terry, 71, of Patterson

Mr. George Talmadge Terry, 71, of Patterson, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at his residence.

Born in Clarke County, Ga. on Oct. 18, 1940, he lived in Fayette County for many years before moving to Pierce County in 2003. He worked as a long-haul truck driver and also worked as a supervisor with the Atlanta Journal–Constitution.

Mr. Terry was a devout Georgia Bulldog fan and enjoyed sports of every kind.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, George Hardy & Doris Gaynell Huff Terry. Read More»

Roy Henson, 81, of Peachtree City

Roy Henson, 81, of Peachtree City, passed away on Oct. 12, 2011.

 Roy Henson will be remembered as a friend, family man, outdoorsman, and golfer.

 Born to Howard and Prudence Henson in Banks County, Ga.; Roy served in the Army Air Corp before becoming an Eastern Airlines Captain. 

 Roy moved his family to Peachtree City in 1968 and helped found the First Presbyterian Church. Last year, he celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary and his 80th birthday with his wife, Judy, family and friends. Read More»

Harold William Copeland, 86, of Fayetteville

Mr. Harold William Copeland, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on Oct. 20, 2011.

Mr. Copeland was born March 27, 1925, in Whitesburg, Ga.; his family later relocated to Coweta County in 1933.

In 1942, he graduated from Western High School. Mr. Copeland entered the US Navy in 1943 where he proudly served in the Asian Pacific Theater of Operations and was honorably discharged in 1947.

He worked for the Sperry Corp. & Norfolk Southern Railroad where he retired as a Chief Rail Test Officer. Read More»

Jane Esther Richards VanOrden, 78, Peachtree City

Jane Esther Richards VanOrden, 78, Peachtree City, Ga. died Oct. 20, 2011.

She was born June 14, 1933, the daughter of Carl and Esther Richards, and grew up in Grand Rapids, Mich. She attended and was a lifelong fan of the University of Michigan. Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Peter H. VanOrden, and sister, Mary Faget . Read More»

Riley Neil Swicord, 50, of Peachtree City

Riley Neil Swicord, 50, of Peachtree City

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, Riley Neil Swicord, of Peachtree City, (formerly of Fayetteville, Ga. and Wedowee, Ala.) passed away at Southwest Christian Care, surrounded in love by family and friends. Riley was 50 years old and fought a brave and tenacious battle with brain cancer. He is now at peace.

Riley was born in Patuxent River, Md., and spent his youth in Fayetteville and Gay, Ga. Read More»

Mary Ann Roy, of Senoia

Mary Ann Roy, of Senoia, passed away on Oct. 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Langley, two infant daughters, and an uncle, Darrell Pritchard.

She is survived by her former husband and friend, Fardeen Roy of Decatur; daughter Emily Roy of Senoia; father, Robert J. Langley of Senoia; brother, James (Christy) Langley of Roanoke, Ala.; brother, Tim Langley, of Senoia; sister, Rachel Vadsarya of Senoia; 3 nephews, aunts and uncles. Read More»

Arthur Amavisco Mendoza, 79, of Fayetteville

Mr. Arthur "Art" Amavisco Mendoza, of Fayetteville, passed away on Oct. 14, 2011 at the age of 79. Read More»

Martha Joyce Malcom, age 79

Martha Joyce Malcom died on Oct. 15, 2011. She was married to Col. (ret.) Ben S. Malcom of Fayetteville, Ga.

Joyce was born July 14, 1932 in Augusta, Ga. She was the daughter of Robert and Rosa Swint. Joyce's' mother died of pneumonia six months after Joyce was born. She was raised by her grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Albert Barksdale of Bastonville, Ga.

Joyce graduated from Gibson High School and the Augusta Business College. She then worked as a secretary for the Savannah River Nuclear facility (DuPont). Read More»

Hoke Smith, Jr., 71, of Fayetteville

Hoke Smith, Jr., 71, of Fayetteville, passed away on Oct. 10, 2011. 

He served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. He then became owner and operator of the Midas Muffler shop in Fayetteville.

Mr. Smith was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoke Smith, Sr. and Margaret Smith; and son, Trey Smith.  Read More»

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