Obituaries

Mrs. Georgia Hill, 78, Peachtree City

Mrs. Georgia Hill, born January 29, 1931, in Steelville, Missouri, passed away peacefully December 6, 2010, under hospice care at The Lafayette-Kindred Center near the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sherry Camp, in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Mrs. Hill battled cancer and liver failure for over a year and a half, and joined her husband Dr. Bob Hill, ten years to the day of his sudden homegoing. They had served together in vocational ministry for over fifty-five years. The Monday prior to her death brought the arrival of her 7th great-grandchild, a baby girl, named Georgia, in her honor. Read More»

Mr. Dennis Keith Webber of Senoia

Mr. Dennis Keith Webber of Senoia died Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father William David Webber. Read More»

Joan Neal, 82, of Fayetteville

Joan Neal

Beloved Fayetteville resident Joan Neal died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010.

Millie Joan Burkes Land Neal was born on Feb. 27, 1928 in Phenix City, Ala., to George Ashby Burkes and Maybelle Ethel Barnes Burkes. She lived in Columbus, Rome, and Athens, Ga., where she went to Athens High and the University of Georgia. Read More»

Anita Richardson Talley, 63, of Fayetteville

Anita Richardson Talley, 63, of Fayetteville passed away December 3, 2010 after living with multiple sclerosis for over 25 years. Anita often said, “I have M.S. It doesn’t have me.” She was the mentor of the multiple sclerosis support group for the south side of Atlanta for several years.

Anita was born on February 24, 1947 in Appomattox County, Virginia, daughter of Bernard Carson Richardson and Laura Inge Richardson. She was a graduate of Appomattox High School and James Madison College in Virginia. Anita worked for over 20 years in social services for the state of Georgia . Read More»

Robert H. Stone, 91, of Fayetteville

Robert H. Stone, 91, of Fayetteville, died November 30, 2010.

Mr. Stone was born to Judge and Artie Stone in Cullman County, AL on April 26, 1919. He married his love, Laurlene “Billie” Burgett, daughter of Z.D. and Vera Burgett, on December 27, 1938 and they were married for 72 years. He proudly served his country as a WWII vet, was a Mason for 54 years, as well as a member of Lisbon Baptist Church. In 1952 he moved his family to Fayetteville from Guntersville, AL. He retired from the Fayette County Board of Education as a mail carrier and a bus driver. Read More»

Rosemary Gilmore Beebe, 66, of Fayetteville

Rosemary Gilmore Beebe, 66, of Fayetteville, died November 29, 2010, after an extended illness.

Born on February 13, 1944 in Clarksville, Tenn., she was the only child of Henry and Evie Morrison Gilmore. It was in Clarksville that Rosemary, in 1964, met Ken, a career soldier stationed at nearby Fort Campbell, Kentucky. A year after his return from Vietnam they were married and began a series of assignments to various posts. Read More»

Reverend John “Maurice” Fain, 82, of Jonesboro

Reverend John “Maurice” Fain, 82, of Jonesboro, died November 25, 2010.

He was a guidance counselor for 23 years for Fayette County High School and was an interim pastor, mission pastor for the Eastside Baptist Church of Riverdale and First Baptist Church of Peachtree City and pastor for numerous other churches in the Atlanta South Metro area. The last 10 years, Rev. Fain was the director of prison ministry at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Betsy Fain, grandson Andrew Harrison Battle, one brother, and two sisters. Read More»

James “Marvin” Melear, 82, of Ringold

James “Marvin” Melear, 82, of Ringold, GA died November 22, 2010.

He is survived by his son Alton L. Melear of Hoschton, GA; granddaughter Jessica Lauren Melear of Hoschton; grandson Sgt. Brady Alton and Tammy Melear; great-grandchildren Brayden Lane Melear and Preston Andrew Melear; sisters Dorothy Stephens of Chattahoochee Hills and Edna Mitchell; and brothers Kenneth Melear of Fayetteville and Harvey Melear of Fairburn. Read More»

Henrietta “Henri” Dettmering Jerol of Cumming

Henrietta “Henri” Dettmering Jerol of Cumming, GA died November 23, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's.

She was born January 2, 1943 in Fayetteville, GA; attended Fayette County High School and Brenau Academy in Gainesville, GA. She received her nursing degree from Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 and except for a short time in medical sales she spent her entire career at Piedmont where she was part of the nursing team that opened the first Cardiac Care unit in Atlanta. Read More»

Mary-Ann Mitchell Sainsbury, 51, of Peachtree City

Mary-Ann Mitchell Sainsbury, 51

Mary-Ann Mitchell Sainsbury, 51, of Peachtree City , GA entered into eternal life with God and Jesus on November 19, 2010. She was born in Greensburg , IN raised in Versailles , IN , graduated South Ripley High School and was a member of the DAR. Read More»