Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Ruth Jones Horton, 94, of Brooks

Mrs. Mary Ruth Jones Horton, 94, of Brooks, passed away on August 2, 2010.

Mrs. Horton is preceded in death by her husband, A.J. “Pete” Horton; her parents, Roy and Vivian Jones; three brothers, three sisters and one great-grandson.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Carden of Brooks; son, Gene Horton and his wife Shirley of Fayetteville; brother, Bob Jones of Fayetteville ; eight grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Jo Frances Bowers, 81, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Jo Frances Bowers, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.

Mrs. Bowers is survived by her husband, Max Alvin Bowers, Sr., sons, Max Bowers, Jr. and his wife Jane of Tarpon Springs, FL, and son Wade Bowers and his wife Angela Bowers of Sharpsburg; daughter, Elizabeth Beroset of Fayetteville; and grandchildren, Lawton, Emma, Brian, Michael, Hannah, Evan and Katherine. Read More»

Mr. Gordon Ray Carlson, 79, formerly of Atlanta and Savannah

Mr. Gordon Ray Carlson, formerly of Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, passed away August 4th in Atlanta at the age of 79.

Mr. Carlson was a loving father, grandfather and a friend to many.

Mr. Carlson was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1931. As a young adult, he moved to Miami and then to Atlanta in 1959 to manage a bowling center for All American Bowling Corporation. He became Executive Vice President of Operations, and by the time he retired in 1985 the company owned and operated 46 bowling centers across the Southeast; he had a hand in all of them. Read More»

Becky Mowell Arnall, of Fayetteville

Becky Mowell Arnall, of Fayetteville, died August 2, 2010.

She was a native to Fayette County and an active member of Fayette First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Dr. David Arnall; children Rebecca Hollins, Madeline Faye, Griffin David, and Anna Grace; parents C.J. and Faye Mowell; sister Beth Axelberg & her husband Scott all of Fayetteville; brothers Ferrell Mowell & his wife Susan of Jasper and David Mowell & his wife April of Brooks; father and mother-in-law Dr. and Mrs. J.R. Arnall of Perry and nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Terry Ray Bruce, 53, of Peachtree City

Mr. Terry Ray Bruce, 53, of Peachtree City died July 30, 2010.

He is survived by his daughter Jessie Boozer and her husband Mike; grandchildren Desiree, Michael and Trevor, all of Hampton; mother Nell Anders of Peachtree City.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home (Peachtree City). The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Peachtree City 770-487-3959

Ruth Hazel Crawford, of Brooks, Ga.

Ruth Hazel Crawford, of Brooks, Ga., died July 30, 2010.

She was the daughter of Elizabeth Hurly and Dee Forrest Hazel of Griffin, Ga , deceased. She was born in Bartow County, Ga. July 17, 1918.

Mrs. Crawford was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Frank M. Crawford, and brother Joe T. Hazel of San Antonio, TX . Read More»

Marie Valentino

Marie Valentino (nee Santoro), 98, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2010.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Nicholas Valentino; 4 brothers; and 3 sisters. Marie was the loving mother of Janice Wagner (husband, Dave), Kent Valentino (wife, Joan); grandmother of Tamara, Mark, Lisa, John, Kristi, and Jonna; proud great-grandmother of 9; and dear aunt of many. 

The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City.  The interment will be held at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio at a future date.  Read More»

Merle “Harold” Stanton, 66, formerly of Fayetteville

Merle “Harold” Stanton, 66, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Fayetteville, died July 28, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patsy Ann Stanton and parents Merle and Mattie Stanton.

He is survived by his daughter Lisa and Russell McArthur of Plano, TX, formerly of Fayetteville; grandchildren Daniel McArthur, Jordan McArthur, Adam McArthur, Megan McArthur and Lizzy McArthur, all of Plano, TX ; father-in-law and mother-in-law Felton and Mary Ard of Pensacola, FL ; sister-in-law Gail Bennett of Charlotte, NC ; and brother-in-law Felton Ard II of Tallahassee, FL. Read More»

Margaret Nall Spears of Riverdale

Margaret Nall Spears, a long-time resident of Riverdale, GA and later at Baptist Manor in Palmetto, died peacefully at Lafayette Nursing Home in Fayetteville on July 29, 2010.

She retired from the Atlanta Public School System with over 20 years of service. In later years, she was a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Riverdale’s Senior Citizens’ organizations, and her beloved church, Riverdale First Baptist. “Miss Margaret” was a pillar of her church and community. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Read More»

Anastasia Zubrycky, 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anastasia Zubrycky, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Mrs. Zubrycky is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Zubrycky, three sisters, niece and god-child, Dolly Kramer. Read More»

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