Obituaries

Melba O’Quinn Purcell, 86, of Fayetteville

Melba O’Quinn Purcell, 86, of Fayetteville, went to be with the Lord and her Savior on January 16, 2011, from complications of pneumonia.

Melba was born in Adel, Cook County, Georgia on January 14, 1925 to the late Serena Iowa and Willie Washington O’Quinn. After graduating from business school, she moved to College Park, Georgia, and began her secretarial career with Delta Air Lines, Inc. It was there that she met her husband of 51 years, Carroll Hires Purcell. They married in November, 1959, and lived in East Point. They moved to Fayetteville in 1981. Read More»

Inez Jones Pye, 98, of Fayetteville

Inez Jones Pye, 98, of Fayetteville died January 15, 2011.

Mrs. Pye was born in Tyrone May 26, 1912 to Willie & Daisy Jones where she was raised and lived until she married William Pye in August 1931, and moved to Fayetteville and has lived here since. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband of 60 years.

Survivors include son Hoyt & Carolyn Pye of Cartersville; daughter Harriett & Ronald Parham of Fayette County; 4 grandsons, 10 great grandchildren; sister Margie & Billy Braswell; brother Emory & Barbara Jones. Read More»

Mrs. Annie Margaret Chapman Stubbs, 90, of Woolsey

Mrs. Annie Margaret Chapman Stubbs, 90, of Woolsey, passed away on January 14, 2011.

Mrs. Stubbs is preceded in death by her husband Weldon Stubbs and three sisters.

She is survived by her sisters, Helen Britt of Clayton, and Louise Kilgore of Griffin; brothers, Wade Chapman of Watkinsville, Billy Chapman of Fayetteville, and Donald Chapman of Griffin. Read More»

Mr. Renato P. “Ray” Monterdy of Hogansville

Mr. Renato P. “Ray” Monterdy of Hogansville, Ga. died January 12, 2011.

Ray was the owner and operator of Superior Bookkeeping & Data Processing Service, Inc. in Peachtree City and Fayetteville.

He is survived by his wife Lola Monterdy of Hogansville; daughter Maritza Dubroca and her husband Jan of Sharpsburg; grandsons, Sean Dubroca of Newnan; Nicholas Dubroca of Lafayette, La. Read More»

Alice Lenna Smith, 94, of Fayetteville

Alice Lenna Smith, 94, of Fayetteville passed away January 12, 2011.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by two husbands Louis Henry Williams and James L. Smith.

Survivors include daughter & son in law Martha & Morris Watsky; granddaughter and husband Lisa & Christopher Ramig; great-grandchild William Fitzgerald; sister Imogene Caudill; and also several loving nieces & nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Haruko “Sue” Newhouse, 88, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Haruko “Sue” Newhouse, 88, of Jonesboro, passed away on January 10, 2011.

Mrs. Newhouse was born in Kauai, Hawaii. Her college career was interrupted when she was detained in an Interment Camp in 1941. After her release, she returned to Hawaii and began working for the US Government. As a teletypist, she received the news of Japan ’s surrender, ending WWII. Other than her family, her two loves were volunteering and gardening. Read More»

Timothy James Cessna, Jr., 32, of Peachtree City

Timothy James Cessna, Jr., 32, of Peachtree City and Fayetteville, GA , formerly of Caro, Michigan where he resided for many years with his family, passed away December 21, 2010 in a house fire on Scatterfoot Drive where he lived with three others. He was overcome with smoke inhalation.

Cessna worked for three and a half years as the general manager of the Peachtree City Mellow Mushroom Pizzeria. He also worked at the Brick in Ohio and Brentwood Bowling Alley in Caro, MI for several years. He was a hard worker and loved by so many people that he touched. Read More»

Robert Joseph Ryff, age 88, of Fayetteville

Robert Joseph Ryff, age 88, of Fayetteville, GA passed away on January 8, 2011.

He was a WWII veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Bette Ryff; daughter, Susan Landais (Mal Landais) of Newnan, GA; grandsons, Bryan Lehrer (Marife Lehrer) of Davie, FL, Andy Ryff (Dionne Ryff) of Fayetteville, GA, and Conrad Landais of Dumont, NJ; granddaughter, Dana Wollschlager (Tod Wollschlager) of Cottage Grove, MN; great-grandchildren, Brandi Lehrer, Cassandra Wollschlager, Drake Ryff, Jolie Ryff, and Tyler Singer; and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Brian Gerard Schornack, 26, of Brooks

Mr. Brian Gerard Schornack, of Brooks, GA, passed away suddenly on January 6, 2011 at the age of 26. Read More»

Margurite Grace Farrer Morgan, 73, of Griffin

Margurite Grace Farrer Morgan, 73, of Griffin, passed away on January 7, 2011.

She is preceded in death by her parents Alton R. Farrar and Doris Couch Farrar. Read More»

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