Obituaries

Nellie Ilene Babb, 95, of Fayetteville

Nellie Ilene Babb, 95, of Fayetteville, died April 7, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie Holland Babb and her parents William and Maude Strickland.

She is survived by her daughters Anita & Harry Ivey of Marietta; Linda Jones of Fayetteville; son Leslie H. & Lana Babb, Jr. of Douglasville; brother Gerald Strickland of Hobe Sound, FL; sister Ethel Harris of Corinth, MS; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Read More»

Mrs. Lynn D. Rogers of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lynn D. Rogers of Fayetteville died April 6, 2011.

Mrs. Rogers, preceded in death by her husband Walter G. Rogers Jr., was a longtime member of the Mullins Methodist Church in Memphis and a graduate of Blue Mountain College.

She is survived by her son Walt Rogers and his wife Jolene of Peachtree City; grandchildren, Chris Rogers and his wife Laura of Fayetteville; Reah Rogers and her husband Matt Masquelet of Atlanta ; Wesley Rogers of Peachtree City; great-grandchild, Chris Rogers Jr. of Fayetteville. Read More»

Martha Louise Brittain, 90, of Fayetteville

Martha Louise Brittain, 90, of Fayetteville, formerly of Forest Park, died March 29, 2011.

She is survived by son Bill (Barbara) Brittain of Catlettsburg, KY; daughter Paulette (Mike) Jones of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sister Margaret Repp of Newton, IA; and daughter-in-law Glenda Brittain of Orlando, FL. Read More»

Charles Douglas Cagle, 68, of Peachtree City

Charles Douglas Cagle, 68, of Peachtree City, died March 28, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his sister Marilyn Armstrong; and brother Donald Cagle. Read More»

William Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville

William (Bill) Samuel Smith, 86, of Fayetteville, GA, Retired City of Atlanta Fireman died March 28, 2011. He was preceded in death by wife, JoAnne Russell Smith and son, Michael David Smith. He is survived by son, Billy Smith, daughters, Linda Hodgins, Nancy Kintzle, Stacy Wheeler, Kelly Yarbrough and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A family service will be held Sunday, April 3. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Stockbridge. 770-692-1181

Mrs. Ellen LaRue Schaufelberger, 81, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Ellen LaRue Schaufelberger, 81, of Jonesboro, passed away on March 28, 2011.

Mrs. Schaufelberger, known as “Gram Gram” by her grandkids, always saw the best in everyone, never spoke a cruel word, was loving, supportive, understanding and constantly wore a smile on her face. She was a long-time member of The Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her life revolved around her relationship with Christ and she always put others first. Read More»

Bernadine Ulaine Hilfiker, 94, of Fayetteville

Bernadine Ulaine Hilfiker passed peacefully March 26, 2011, at her home in Fayetteville, Ga.

She was born March 1, 1917, to Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Ihle in Cleghorn, Iowa. She met her partner in life, Everett S. (Hil) Hilfiker, while working as a nurse at Pomona Valley Hospital, Ca. Their marriage lasted 68 years and produced three successful daughters. Bernie was active in her church, loved gardening, reading, literature, and flowers. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, and mother. Read More»

Mr. Ven I. Gella, 63, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ven I. Gella, 63, of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Mr. Gella was born on May 24, 1947 in the Philippines. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy. After serving in the Navy he began his career with Pan Am and later retired from Delta Air Lines. He was currently employed at World Airways.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years Minnie R. Gella; daughter Stephanie (Andrew) Alfonso; son Steven (Jennifer) Gella; daughter Sheryl (Michael) Campbell; grandchildren, Chance, Flora, Kalani, Elika, Ava, Oliver and Olivia; sister Brenda (Robert) Klebahn. Read More»

Mr. Melba H. “Hoss” Couch Jr. of Fayetteville

Mr. Melba H. “Hoss” Couch Jr. of Fayetteville died March 11, 2011.

He is survived by Julie Peeples and her husband Lance; Tabetha Allison; Shelby Peeples; Della Peeples; Zoie Peeples, all of Fayetteville; Bonnell Phillips and children of Warm Springs; Lorene Couch; George Couch and his wife Debbie; J. C. Couch and his wife Eleanor, all of McDonough; Wayne Couch and his wife Ginger of Brooks; Mary Banks and her husband Raymond of Starrs Mill; nieces, nephews and cousins. Read More»

William D. Elrod, age 55, of Fayetteville

Mr. William D. Elrod, age 55, of Fayetteville, formerly of Summerville, Georgia died Wednesday (03/16/2011). Native of Chattooga County, Georgia He was born on July 29, 1955, son of the late Ralph W. and Ada Margaret Duff Elrod. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a real estate agent for the ERA Sunrise Group. Read More»