Obituaries

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»

Mr. Jesse “Travis” Kelley, 87, of Hapeville

Mr. Jesse “Travis” Kelley, 87, of Hapeville, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. Read More»

Lela Opal Whitlock, 80, of Fayetteville

Lela Opal Whitlock, 80, of Fayetteville, died July 12, 2010.

She is survived by her son Ron Whitlock, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Joan Estelle Dunn, age 78

Joan Estelle Dunn

Joan Estelle Dunn, age 78 of Forest Park, Ga, formerly of Rome, Ga, went to be with the Lord July 12, 2010, after her long, courageous battle with cancer. Read More»

Margaret Elizabeth McCarthy Krause, 84

Margaret Elizabeth McCarthy Krause, 84, of Bluffton, SC and widow of Edmund T. Krause, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010 in the Carolina House of Bluffton.

She was born in Newton, MA on May 14, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Mary Carroll McCarthy.

She was a homemaker; an avid golfer and a member of the Holy Trinity Church in Peachtree City, GA. Read More»