Obituaries

Helen Graves, 87, of Fayetteville

Helen Graves, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away December 12, 2013.

She was a long-time member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church. She retired with over 30 years of service with the State of GA Department of Health and Human Resources. She also volunteered at Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary for over 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her late husband John Calvin Graves. Read More»

Carol Clark of Peachtree City

Mrs. Carol Clark of Peachtree City passed away on December 12, 2013 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Her life motto was "attitude is everything" and she was always positive as she fought the fight right up to the end. She was one tough lady. Read More»

Helen Denton, 91, keeper of the world’s biggest secret, laid to rest on Pearl Harbor Day

One of Fayette’s patriots, Helen Denton. Photo/Special.

The woman who typed General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s final orders authorizing the June 6, 1944 D-Day Normandy invasion in World War II died Dec. 3 in Fayetteville.

Helen Kogel Denton, 91, who kept that secret even from her husband of nearly four decades, was buried in the Jonesboro City Cemetery on Dec. 7, 2013, Pearl Harbor Day.
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Geraldine Moss, age 66

Geraldine “Gerry” Moss passed away December 3, 2013.  She was born in New York on December 20, 1946, the daughter of Wilma Riley and Stanley Moss.

Gerry retired from Delta Airlines and later worked for Keller Williams. She is survived by nephews and cousins. 

A memorial service is planned for December 15, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Fayetteville Church of Christ.  Brother Dave Rodgers will officiate. Read More»

Jack Nolan Thomas, age 71

Mr. Jack Nolan Thomas, age 71, died on December 8, 2013.

He was born in the Noah Community of Manchester, Tenn. on February 22, 1942, to the late Robert Leland Thomas and Rose Adeline Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Laura Gale Thomas.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Alice Thomas, his sister Wanda Lou Hannah, his five daughters, Traci, Kelly, Tara Nicole, Jenifer, and Lara, and a multitude of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com. Read More»

John Joseph Trum, Sr. age 54 of Newnan

John Joseph Trum, Sr. age 54 of Newnan, passed away December 7, 2013.

He was born on November 28, 1959 in Elizabeth, N.J. to the late Martin and Jean Golda Trum. Mr. Trum worked in the aviation field for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Trum; children Mike Trum, John Trum, Jr.; brother Martin Trum; and sister, Carol Deamorin.

Condolences can be expressed online at www.mckoon.com. Read More»

James Lowell Lindlief, age 81, of Peachtree City

James Lowell Lindlief

James Lowell Lindlief, age 81, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on November 30, 2013.

Jim was born on December 23, 1931 in Lincoln Township, Buena Vista County, Iowa to George and Emily Lindlief. Read More»

Robert Hall of Tyrone

Mr. Robert "Roy" Hall of Tyrone passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen D. Hall and is survived by his daughters, Connie Sparks of Port Angeles, Wash.; Donna Watson and her husband, Jerry of Tyrone; sons, Randy Hall and his wife Donna of Luttrell, Tenn.; Keith Creel of Tyrone; granddaughter, Angela Griffin and her husband, Cliff of Sharpsburg; grandsons, Thom Sparks, Steven Sparks, Ryan Hall and his wife Mary; great granddaughters, Ashley Griffin and Sarah Hall. Read More»

Ellen Phoebe McGregor, age 78

Ellen Phoebe McGregor

Ellen Phoebe McGregor died Monday, November 25, 2013 at Southwest Christian Care, Union City, Ga.

She was born July 26, 1935 to George P. Coppage and Roberta Guess Coppage in Hahira, Ga. Read More»

Kaye F. Nelson, 65, of Peachtree City

Kaye F. Nelson, 65, of Peachtree City, passed away November 29, 2013.

She was preceded in death by brother Owen Upshaw and father Luther Upshaw.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harry M. Nelson; sons Michael (Tiffany) Nelson, Jr. of Fayetteville and Luke (Lindsey) Nelson of Buford; daughter Brandi Kaye (Mike) Dailey of Ola; grandchildren Clayton, Ryan, Tyler, Kanon, Colt, J. D. and Emmi Kaye; mother Ruth Carey of Pickens, MS; brothers Kenny, Eddie and Sid Upshaw and several nieces and nephews. Read More»