Obituaries

Mr. Melvin “Unce” Franklin Hestley, 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Melvin “Unce” Franklin Hestley, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 17, 2011.

Mr. Hestley proudly served in the U.S. Army as an artillery mechanic and was a veteran of WWII. He loved to read, fish and had many other interests and was a friend to many. He was a long-time active member of the Masonic Lodge 82 and served as Past District Master of his lodge.

He is preceded in death by his wife Bina Loyless Hestley. Read More»

Williams F. Smith, 78, Fayetteville

Williams F. Smith, 78, died May 17, 2011 after a tiresome battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday May 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Bill had a colorful 35 year career with Delta Air Lines working in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Frankfurt Stuttgart Amsterdam and Denmark.

Memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association Georgia Chapter at www.ALSAGA.org.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home – www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Mary E. Ellinas, 88, of Fayetteville

Mary E. Ellinas, 88, of Fayetteville, GA passed away May 17, 2011.

She was a member of St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City.

Mrs. Ellinas is survived by her daughter Eva Sarantis of Fayetteville; son John Ellinas & wife Jeanie of Peachtree City; grandchildren Stephen & Jackie Sarantis, Angeline & Kristopher Meadows, Emanual & Valerie Ellinas, Mike & Lora Ellinas, Andy Ellinas; great granddaughter Isabella Ellinas along with nieces & nephews and extended family. Read More»

Ms. Waunetta Mae Grodeck, 78, of Fayetteville

Ms. Waunetta Mae Grodeck, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 15, 2011.

Ms. Grodeck is preceded in death by her parents August L. Steinke and Effie M. Hettrick Steinke; daughter Linda Lambert; grandchild Amanda Lee; three sisters; two brothers.

She is survived by her daughters Joanne (John) Romph of Fayetteville and Sandra A. Derth of Parma, OH; son Edgar A. Pape of Connecticut; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers Lawrence Steinke of Cisne, IL and Maynard Steinke Rockford, IL.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Read More»

Mr. Jesse Edwin Powell of Fayetteville

Mr. Jesse Edwin Powell of Fayetteville died May 16, 2011.

Mr. Powell was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from Delta Air Lines.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Doris Powell of Fayetteville; daughters Linda Kay Faia and her husband Robert of Isle of Palms, SC; stepchildren James Bobbitt and his wife Cathy of Peachtree City; Brenda Dover and her husband Ted of Charlotte, NC; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister Mrs. Marie McEwen of Fitzgerald; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Rickie Lamar Davis, age 53

Mr. Rickie Lamar Davis, age 53 of Brooks, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Davis was born on October 27, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Sylvester Davis and the late Mary Peters Davis. He was also preceded in death by his brother Harry Davis.

Survivors include his brothers and sister-in-law, Gene and Judy Davis, Vester Davis; sisters and brother-in-law, Sue Gardner, Judy and Ralph Porter; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Johnny N. Head, 73, of Peachtree City

Johnny N. Head, 73, of Peachtree City, died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

He was born in Jacksonville, FL on February 25, 1938. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served four years as an electrical engineer. Upon leaving the Air Force, he went into the pre-stressed concrete business where he remained until retirement. Read More»

Mr. Bobby McWilliams, 78, of Sharpsburg

Mr. Bobby McWilliams, 78, of Sharpsburg, went to be with his Lord on May 14, 2011, surrounded by his loved ones at his home.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Whatley McWilliams.

He is survived by his daughter Diane & Eddie Morgan of Tyrone and his son Jimmy & Cindy Kelly of Tyrone; grandchildren David & Melissa Stapp, Courtney Morgan, Cassie Valentin, Michelle Bias, Tiffany Pate and David Scott Arrington; great-granddaughters Hayley Stapp and Jaelyn Bias. Read More»

Margo Jean Burnett, 50, of Loganville

Margo Jean Burnett, 50, of Loganville, passed away on May 12, 2011.

Mrs. Burnett was a loving wife and mother, and her two sons were her life. She worked at Wal-Mart for twoand a half years. She was a people person who was always willing to help others in any way possible. Her family remembers her as an encourager who always wanted them to do their best.

She is preceded in death by her father Eugene Lamar Thomas. Read More»

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»

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