Obituaries

Mr. Donald Kelley Knowles, 74, of Riverdale

Mr. Donald Kelley Knowles, 74, of Riverdale, passed away on February 9, 2011, following a valiant battle with cancer.

Mr. Knowles was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 20 years of service which included two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and it was said that he never met a stranger. He was an outdoorsman who loved fishing and an accomplished mechanic who could fix practically anything. In his spare time he was an avid viewer of the Fox News Channel. Read More»

Teresa Lynn Wade, 49, of Fayetteville

Teresa Lynn Wade, 49, of Fayetteville, GA died February, 8, 2011.

Teresa was born in East Point, GA and was a Georgia Tech graduate. Read More»

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Davis and is survived by her daughter and son in-law, Martha and Dennis M. “Mike” Yearty, Sr. of Peachtree City; son and daughter in-law, Harold L. “Sonny” and Judy Davis of Brookhaven; Read More»

Owen Phillip Neerman, 2, of Fayetteville

Owen Phillip Neerman, 2, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 8, 2011.

He is survived by his parents, Brandon and Marianne Neerman; brothers, Evan and Grant; grandparents, George and Sue Cleek, and Marc Neermann; great-grandmother Carol Neermann; aunts, uncles and cousins. Read More»

Mona Lucille Stewart, formerly of Fayette County

The life of Mona Stewart Lawson was remembered on February 6, 2011 with a gathering of friends and family at her son’s home in the Bent Tree community in Jasper, GA.

It is appropriate that Mona’s life was celebrated with a party rather than memorialized with a funeral, since Mona was a consummate hostess, known for being able to easily host both large, elegant Christmas parties and spontaneous fish-fries. Mona had a knack for making and keeping friends. Those attending the party included people who had known and loved Mona for over thirty years and for only three weeks. Read More»

Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale

Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale, passed away on February 8, 2011.

Mr. Nation was a member of the Early Ford V8 Club of Fayetteville and Vintage Chevrolet Club of America in Warner Robins. He retired after 42 years with Turner Broadcasting.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jewell Nation; son Alan Nation; sister-in-law Ann Nation. Read More»

Mr. Leonard Woodrow Shaw, 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Leonard Woodrow Shaw, 92, passed away on Feb. 4, 2011.

After 30 years of service, Mr. Shaw retired as the manager of the retail department at Isaly’s Dairy in Youngstown. He later retired from McArthur’s Dairy in Miami.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Emerson Shaw and Bertha Marie Dietzel Shaw and his sister, Dorothy Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Della L. Shaw; son, Leonard Shaw Jr. of Westminster, S.C.; daughter, Diana Lynn Balas and her husband, Robert of Fayetteville; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. William “Micky” Liles, Jr., 41, formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. William “Micky” Liles, Jr., 41, of Hampton and formerly of Fayetteville, died February 5, 2011.

He is survived by his children Christopher Vaughn Liles and Whitney Liles; their mother Karen Liles; parents Bill & Lynn Liles, Sr.; sister Mindy & David Oliver and sister Lisa Place; grandmother Virginia Gerken; nieces Desirae and Ronda.

A private graveside service for the family will be held Tuesday morning. The family will gather Tuesday afternoon from 12:00 to 2:00 PM to celebrate Micky’s life at the funeral home.

Carl J Mowell & Son, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Mrs. Theresa Attina Lancaster, 57, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Theresa Attina Lancaster, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 4, 2011 at the age of 57 following a valiant battle with cancer.

Theresa was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She also loved animals, and at times had raised horses, rabbits and birds. Theresa was a long time member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and worked in the community as a real estate agent for Remax Around Atlanta. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Mary Attina. Read More»

Mrs. Reba Ann Pate, 58, of Senoia

Mrs. Reba Ann Pate, 58, of Senoia, died February 4, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her father Howard Felton Whitlock, step-father Jessie Banks, sister Patsy Adcock, and brother Stanley Whitlock.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years Ray Pate; son Anthony Ray Pate of Senoia and daughter Amanda Leigh Pate of Newnan; grandsons Tony Pate and Billy Pate, both of Newnan; mother Betty Banks of Senoia and brother Johnny Whitlock of Senoia. Read More»

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