Obituaries

William F. Wilson, age 93, of Fayetteville

William F. Wilson, age 93, of Fayetteville died Friday, July 23, 2010.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife Lottie Mae Wilson and two brothers. Read More»

Chris Keaton, 45

Chris Keaton, 45, passed away on July 21, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Keaton, his high school sweetheart. Chris also leaves a son, Nathan Hill Keaton, and daughter, Mary Katherine Keaton, parents Carolyn and Byron Keaton, brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Michelle Keaton, brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Shelley Keaton, mother-in-law, Mary Dettmering, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathe and Bobby Anderson, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ellen and Richard Lowe, nieces, nephews, two great nieces, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Read More»

Michael Robert Ford, 31, of Fayetteville

Michael “Mike” Robert Ford, 31, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 19, 2010.

Mr. Ford was a graduate of Sandy Creek High School in 1997.

He is survived by his daughter, Alyssa Ford; son, Cayden Ford; wife, Mary Christian Bachman Ford; parents, Tommy and Elizabeth Ford; grandparents, John and Lucy Ford; grandmother, Loretta Wittmann; mother and father-in-law, Jeff and Laura Bowden; brothers, Andy (Anita) Ford, and Tim Ford; nephews, Alex and Ben Ford. Read More»

Doris Eloise Dutton, 81, of Fayetteville

Doris Eloise Dutton, 81, of Fayetteville, died July 19, 2010.

She was born in Sparta, Wisconsin to parents Henry and Bessie Ninneman. She graduated from Sparta High School and received a teaching degree from University of Wisconsin LaCrosse. She married James P. Dutton August 9, 1952. They raised five children in Brown Deer and Onalaska, Wisconsin, moving to Georgia in 1980.

Mrs. Dutton was preceded in death by her husband James, her parents, brother Don Ninneman, and sisters Helen Elkins and Alice Becker. Read More»

Richard A. “Bud” Stratton, 95, of Fayetteville

Richard A. “Bud” Stratton, 95, of Fayetteville, GA, a native of Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2010.

Mr. Stratton was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Gladys Sloan Stratton and his wife Jewel Thompson Stratton and his son Timothy A. Stratton. Read More»

Henry Oliver Griffin, Jr., 84, of Fayetteville

Mr. Henry Oliver Griffin, Jr., 84, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2010.

Mr. Griffin was an active member of the North Fayette United Methodist Church and Men’s Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kit Griffin and his parents, Henry Oliver Griffin, Sr. and Bessie Beard Griffin.

He is survived by his daughters, Shelley (Bruce) Breaux of New Orleans, LA, Wanda Hardin of Fayetteville, and Regina Waite of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Kelley, Jamie and Brian; great-grandchild, Conner; brother, Norman Griffin of Shreveport, LA. Read More»

Warren G. “Butch” Trantham Jr. of Peachtree City

Mr. Warren G. “Butch” Trantham Jr. of Peachtree City died July 18, 2010.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents Warren G. and Helen Owenby Trantham Sr. and father-in-law Wilbur Shaw. Butch was a member of Connection Church in Griffin and was employed with Delta Air Lines. Read More»

John Michael Hays

Mr. John Michael Hays of East Atlanta, GA passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010. He is survived by wife, Kimberley Hays and son, Ethan Michael Hays of East Atlanta, GA; parents, Michael and Lynn Hays of Warrior, AL; mother and father in-law, Robert and Marie Wagner of Tyrone, GA; grandfather, Harold Hays of Warrior, AL; sister, Amy Reynolds and husband Greg of Cumming, GA; brother in-law, Derek Wagner and wife Alissa of East Atlanta, GA; nieces and nephew, Savannah Reynolds, Isabella Wagner, Trevor Wagner; aunts, Glenda Miller of Demopolis, AL, Carol Layne of Warrior, AL.  Read More»

Deane Barrett Ellington, age 84

Deane Barrett Ellington

Deane Barrett Ellington, age 84 of Fayetteville and life long resident of Atlanta, born April 20, 1926, passed away July 15, 2010 after a brief illness. Her parents were Bess Sheats and David Frank Barrett. Deane was preceded in death by husbands, Robert S Ellington, Pierce Morris and Marshall Phillips.  She is survived by her daughters, Gayle Gilmore of Vero Beach, FL, Kay Rast of Charlotte, NC, Beth and Frank Hagan of Colts Neck, NJ, stepson, Terry and Cindy Ellington of Dallas, GA, nephew David and Valerie Mayo of Douglasville. Read More»

Christopher Tad Symons, 45, of Peachtree City

Christopher Tad Symons, 45, of Peachtree City, GA died unexpectedly Monday, July 12, 2010 while at his parent’s home in Peachtree City, GA.

Tad was born January 25, 1965 in Augsburg, Germany and graduated from Fayette County High School, Fayetteville, GA and the University of Texas at Austin. He resided in Peachtree City for the past 15 years. Tad enjoyed bike riding, traveling and reading. He was an avid University of Texas fan. He worked as a manager at Wal-Mart and as a Senior Associate at Garner & Associates in Atlanta , GA. Read More»

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