Obituaries

Mr. Francis Thiel, 94, of Fayetteville

Mr. Francis Thiel, 94, of Fayetteville, GA died November 17, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Hicks Thiel.

Mr. Thiel is survived by his children Jackie Ludwig & her husband Larry of Peachtree City, GA, Judith Yu of Fayetteville, GA, Nancy Brandow & her husband Patrick of Olean, NY; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Harkins of Nitro, West Virginia and nieces & nephews.

Mr. Thiel was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Peachtree City, GA (www.mowellfuneralhome.com)

Mr. Wilborn Burriss Rucker, 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Wilborn Burriss Rucker, 92, of Fayetteville, died on November 14, 2010.

Mr. Rucker was a 39-year employee of the FAA. He retired in 1980 as Chief of the Airway Facilities Division of the Southern Region. Mr. Rucker was a WWII Veteran who proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps in England.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dorothy Reese Rucker; step-daughter, Teresa Brown (William) of Barnesville; five step-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; sister, Alva Louise Jones ( Milford ) of Conyers; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City, GA died November 15, 2010.

She was born in Atlanta, GA and was an early member of Park Street United Methodist Church in West End but most recently attended Peachtree City First Baptist Church. She retired as a comptroller at Bellsouth. Read More»

Mrs. Esta Elizabeth Thompson (Howell), 97

Mrs. Esta Elizabeth Thompson (Howell) died Sunday, November 14, 2010, age 97.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. “Slim” Thompson, and her son, Donald H. Thompson.

She is survived by her son Weyman E. Thompson of Newnan; daughter, Glenna T. Moss and her husband James of Fayetteville; sons, James Dell Thompson and his wife Jerry Anne of Wedowee , AL , and Richard C. Thompson and his wife Zandra of Newnan; daughter-in-law Rachel Lee Thompson of Morrow; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Vincent Waite, 79, of Senoia

Mr. Vincent Waite, of Senoia, age 79, died November 13, 2010.

He enjoyed reading his Bible and singing in his church.

He is survived by his wife, Mervis Plummer of Senoia; three daughters, Winnifred Waite of Maryland, Joan Waite of Florida, and Vanessa Waite of Maryland; son Michael Waite of New York; and 5 grandchildren. Read More»

Mrs. Vera F. Houston, 84, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Vera F. Houston, of Jonesboro, and a long-time Fayette County resident, passed away on November 13, 2010 at the age of 84.

Mrs. Houston was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed all types of sewing and cooking.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Mr. James Houston of Jonesboro; sons, Raymond Fuqua and his wife Shirley of Marietta, Lamar Fuqua and his wife Diane of Fayetteville; daughter Judy Policka of Jonesboro ; seven grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Read More»

Mr. Paul A. Rice, 59, of Fayetteville

Mr. Paul A. Rice, 59, of Fayetteville, died November 14, 2010.

He was a deacon at McDonough Road Baptist Church. His childhood love for planes led him to a career in aviation and membership into the Commerative Air Force in Peachtree City.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Rice and son Matt Rice of Fayetteville, his brother Greg & Kathy Rice of Athens, GA ; his uncle Peyton & Mazie Smith of Covington, TN as well as two nieces and several cousins. Read More»

Bonnie “Bon Bon” Louise Hawkins, 83, of Fayetteville

Bonnie “Bon Bon” Louise Hawkins, 83, of Fayetteville, died November 12, 2010.

She is preceded in death by her granddaughter Amanda Tanquary, son-in-law Ivey Godbee, Jr., and brother Dwain Sykes.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years William L. “Doodle” Hawkins, Sr.; daughter Cheryl and Lenus Sims of Kennesaw, Charlotte Godbee of Fayetteville, and Cindy and Tony Tanquary of Newborn; son Bill and Sheila Hawkins of Jacksonville, FL; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Helen Marjorie Carroll, 93, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Helen Marjorie Carroll, 93, of Fayetteville, passed away on November 11, 2010.

Mrs. Carroll was a member of the Fayetteville Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband Larry Price Carroll; daughter, Mrs. Phyllis (Bill) Downs of Lake Forest, CA; son, Mr. John (Alice)Shepherd of Goodyear, AZ; granddaughter, Mrs. Kelli (Peter) Downs; great-granddaughter Delanee, all of Lake Forest, CA. Read More»

Marie Lillian Eades, 95, of Union City

Marie Lillian Eades, 95, of Union City, died November 11, 2010.

She was preceded in death by husband William H. Eades; daughter Camden Rutter; grandchildren Susanna Scruggs and Hunter Smith; 3 brothers and 1 sister. Read More»

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