Obituaries

Ernest “Bud” Douglas Hand, 70, of College Park

Ernest “Bud” Douglas Hand, 70, of College Park, died February 20, 2011.

He served proudly in the U. S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Dianne Hand; daughter Elizabeth Dianne McCall of Griffin; son Timothy Cahoon Hand of Jonesboro; daughters, Wanda Hand Christian of College Park, Pamela Duncan of Jackson, Rhonda Rae Hand of Kentucky; grandchildren, Angel Priest of Fayette County, Joshua Christian and also a host of additional grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother David Hand of Sautte; sister Johnette Hand Peek of Coweta County. Read More»

Daniel “Scott” Morton, 52, of Peachtree City

Daniel “Scott” Morton, 52, of Peachtree City, GA died February 20, 2011.

Scott was born in Englewood, NJ to David D. Morton & Janet T. Morton. He earned a Bachelor’s degree and was transportation manager of a logistics distribution service.

He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years Joy A. Morton of Peachtree City; sons Andrew Morton and Ryan Morton & his fiancé Kristin Edwards, all of Peachtree City; parents David & Joy Morton, Peachtree City; sisters Deidre Manole & husband Mike of Montvale, NJ and Diana Brady & husband Phil of Monassas, VA. Read More»

Walter Eugene “Gene” Pierce, age 72, of Fayetteville

Walter Eugene “Gene” Pierce, age 72, of Fayetteville, died Friday, February 18, 2011.

Mr. Pierce was a member of the Georgia Outsiders Car Club and enjoyed attending the club meetings. He also enjoyed classic cars, hot rods and attending car shows, swap meets and auctions. However, he mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and boating on Lake Jackson.

Mr. Pierce was the founder and former owner/operator of the Atlanta Steel and Equipment Company of Jonesboro. Read More»

Mr. James W. Bailey, 89, of Fayetteville

Mr. James W. Bailey, 89, of Fayetteville, died February 19, 2011.

He was born in the Starr’s Mill community in 1922 to the late Sam and Mamie Bailey. He served in both the US Merchant Marines and the US Navy during World War II. He retired in 1973 from Fort McPherson. He was also a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church .

He is survived by his sister-in-law Omie Lee Bailey of Fayetteville ; seven nieces and nephews: Sam Jones, Janelle Taylor, Larry Jones, Bobby Kerlin, Tom Kerlin, Cheryl Miller, and Richard Bailey. Read More»

Mrs. Geraldine W. Reese, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Geraldine W. Reese of Newnan, formerly of Fayetteville, died February 19, 2011.

Geraldine was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church. Read More»

Mrs. Shirley Marie Brown, 85, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Shirley Marie Brown, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 18, 2011 at the age of 85.

Mrs Brown was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was a quiet supporter, and nurtured her family in all aspects of their lives. Shirley enjoyed family time, whether playing cards, sewing for her family and others, dancing, or playing golf, she always knew how to make life fun. She was a member of the St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church for over 42 years where she participated in the Women’s Circle and at one time taught public speaking classes. Read More»

Steven Edward Williams, 48, of Sharpsburg

Steven Edward Williams, born September 27, 1962 to Gordon and Laurel Williams, in Leadville, Colorado, passed away at his home in Sharpsburg on February 15, 2011.

Steve grew up in the western slope of Colorado where he enjoyed a wide variety of outdoor activities and became an accomplished nature photographer. He graduated from Basalt High School, Colorado and later moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He was a state certified master plumber, active in the local church, and treasured son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Read More»

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»

Mrs. Martha Bonnelle Preston, age 89 of Peachtree City

Mrs. Martha Bonnelle Preston

Mrs. Martha Bonnelle Preston, age 89, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Southland Health & Rehab Center in Peachtree City. Read More»

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