Obituaries

Mrs. Ara Beck Burdette, age 85, of Fayette County

Mrs. Ara Beck Burdette, age 85, passed away June 21, 2010. Ara was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra E. Burdette. She was a long time resident of Fayette County until moving to Christian City, a retirement community in Union City.

She is survived by her daughter, Helen West and her husband Jim of Fayetteville; also, granddaughters Karen & Craig Etheridge and Kristi & Stacey McFarlin; great-grandchildren Casey & Cameron Etheridge, and Ashton, Kaitlyn & Courtney McFarlin, all of Fayetteville ; two sisters, Eva McGouirk and Evelyn & Pat Langley , as well as nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Ralph Lawrence Thompson of Peachtree City

Mr. Ralph Lawrence Thompson of Peachtree City died June 18, 2010.

Mr. Thompson was retired from Delta Air Lines. He is a member of Legacy Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife Kara Thompson of Peachtree City; sons Sgt Aaron Thompson, U. S. Army; Matt Thompson of Peachtree City; mother Jayne Barnes of Albuquerque, N.M.; stepfather Jim O’Neil of Durango, Co.; sister Gidget Hall of Albuquerque; and brother Carl O’Neil of Durango. Read More»

Barry L. Howard, 50, of Fayetteville

West Palm Beach, Florida native Barry L. Howard, 50, of Fayetteville, GA died June 18, 2010 at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City, GA following a long battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on June 22nd at Carl J. Mowell & Sons Funeral Home in Fayetteville , GA.

Barry Lee Howard was born September 17, 1959, in West Palm Beach, FL to Carlisle and Lourdes (Dumond) Howard. He graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in 1977 and later earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Bellevue University in Omaha, NE. Read More»

William “Everette” Webb, 92, of Fayetteville

William “Everette” Webb, 92, of Fayetteville, died June 18, 2010.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was retired after 32 years with Ford Motor Company. Mr. Webb was a very active and long-time member and deacon at McDonough Road Baptist Church. He was ordained as a deacon at the age of 16. He held many positions in Second Baptist Church at College Park and McDonough Road Baptist. Read More»

Doris S. Meier, 97, of Fayetteville

Doris S. Meier, 97, of Fayetteville, died June 18, 2010.

She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church of Fayetteville. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl F. Meier, Jr.

She is survived by her sons Harry Jay and Brenda Meier of Fayetteville and Carl F. Meier III of Griffin; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; 1 great-granddog; brother and sister-in-law Wayne and Evelen Spivey of Marietta; sister-in-law Laura Spivey of Smyrna; and various nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mildred Smyser, 77, of Kokomo, Ind.

Mildred Smyser

Mildred (Mickie) Smyser, 77, of Kokomo, died on Tuesday June 15th, 2010, after a brief illness while visiting her daughter’s home in Georgia. She was born in Clinton County, TN on December 19, 1932 to Floyd and Stella (Turner) Foust.

Mildred married Billy J. Smyser on March 17, 1950, in Kokomo. She graduated from Kokomo High School and had been employed at First National Bank and for the Nassar Cardiology Group in Indianapolis. Read More»

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82 of Florence, Ky.

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82 of Florence, Ky. Passed away Thursday 6/10 at Hospice of St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. She was a Homemaker, Charter member of Heritage Fellowship Church, choir member, Sunday School teacher, member of Bible Study, Womens Christian Fellowship of Northern Ky.She enjoyed gardening, sewing and was a great cook. Preceded in death by husbands: Stephen Wrenn Jr., Howard Beeson and Bill Wood. Survived by daughters Kandi Davis, Florence, Kris O’Ryan, Union, son Steve Wrenn, Atlanta, Ga., 4 granddaughters and 5 great-grandchildren. Read More»

William Melvin Duvall, 72, of Peachtree City

William Melvin Duvall, 72, of Peachtree City, GA, formerly of Indian Harbour Beach, FL, died June 10, 2010.

Mr. Duvall was retired from the United States Air Force with 23 years service. He was also a master scuba diver & instructor for over 50 years. Read More»

Mr. Clifford “Cliff” Preston Sheffield, Jr., 71, of Fayetteville

Mr. Clifford “Cliff” Preston Sheffield, Jr., 71, of Fayetteville, passed away on June 9, 2010.

Mr. Sheffield is preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Sheffield.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Dean (Edmondson) Sheffield; daughters, Brenda Jennings and her husband Jim, Phyllis Abbott and her husband Steve, Kelly Krekemeyer, Kathy Sheffield, and Karen Sheffield and her husband Bobby; son, Timothy Sheffield and his wife Paulette; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Read More»

Mr. Lee Hunter, 100, of Peachtree City

Mr. Lee Hunter, 100, of Peachtree City, died Saturday June 5, 2010.

He is survived by his brother George Hunter of Fayetteville ; 2 nephews and numerous cousins.

Graveside services were held Monday, June 7, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Westminster Memorial Gardens.

Carl J Mowell & Son, Peachtree City

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