Obituaries

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»

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»

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