Obituaries

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»

Heber Blaine “Bud” Bankhead, 92, of Peachtree City

Heber Blaine “Bud” Bankhead, 92, of Peachtree City, GA passed away on February 15, 2011.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Patricia C. Bankhead and his 3 daughters Jan Guilbeau & husband Lyle, Cindy Clements & husband Mike & Debbie Bankhead; 5 grandchildren Jennifer, Landon, Cameron, Travis and Brittany. Read More»

Mr. Kenneth Dale Crittenden, 49, of Hampton

Mr. Kenneth Dale Crittenden, 49, of Hampton, passed away on February 11, 2011.

Mr. Crittenden is survived by his mother Sarah Hester; brothers, Marvin Crittenden and his wife Penny, Danny Crittenden, and Ricky Crittenden and his wife Pam.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Ken Magness officiating. Burial will follow at Banks Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, just prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, at the funeral home. Read More»

Mr. Robert “Bob” John Bales, 85, of Fayetteville

Mr. Robert “Bob” John Bales, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 11, 2011.

Mr. Bales was a WWII survivor of the Normandy invasion and went ashore at Omaha Beach. He later served under General G.S. Patton, Jr. during the occupation of Berlin. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Mr. Bales is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard J. Bales and Frances Case Bales; son Trek M. Bales; brothers, Leonard F. Bales, John K. Bales, and Donald J. Bales. Read More»

Mr. Arthur Brooke Ballard, Sr., age 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Arthur Brooke Ballard, Sr., age 91, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Mr. Ballard was born Sept. 1, 1919 in Fulton County.

Mr. Ballard was a long-time member of The Rock Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

He was preceded in death by his son, Arthur B. Ballard, Jr. and is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dolly Ballard of Fayetteville; sons, William Richard (Bill) Ballard and his wife, Betty of Tucker; Mark Ballard and his wife, Joy of Peachtree City; daughter, Jeannie Ballard Wright of Fayetteville; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 3 on the way. Read More»

George William Bishop, age 91, of Fayetteville

George William Bishop, age 91, of Fayetteville, died at Henry County Medical Center on February 11, 2011.

He was born June 13, 1919 in Aucilla, FL, the son of George Thomas Bishop and Alice Eva Anderson Bishop. Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his sister Vera Bishop Jones. Mr. Bishop was retired from Delta Airlines and he had a septic tank business for many years in the Fayette County area. He was a veteran of World War II serving in Okinawa. He was of the Baptist faith. Read More»

Mr. Elmer Allen Hicks of Sharpsburg

Mr. Elmer Allen Hicks of Sharpsburg died February 13, 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Hicks of Sharpsburg; daughter, Kawin Brown and her husband Dennis of Fayetteville; son, Anthony Hicks and his wife Karen of Senoia; grandchildren, Rachel Brown, Joel Hicks and Riley Hicks; brother, John A. Hicks, Jr. of Atlanta; sisters, Gaynelle Penn; Nettie Hicks, both of Decatur; Betty Harris and Gail Bridges both of Middleburg, FL; nieces and nephews. Read More»

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