Obituaries

Mr. Max Howard Medert of Fayetteville, one of 'Merrill's Marauders' in WWII

Mr. Max Howard Medert of Fayetteville passed away on April 10, 2010 at the age of 86.

Max was a WWII Army veteran who proudly served as one of “Merrill’s Marauders” in China, Burma and India. Following his military career, he served on the city of Atlanta Police Force , retiring after 25 years of service.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, and a member of the Flat Creek Baptist Church. Read More»

Brenda Gail Johnston Wells of Fayetteville

Brenda Gail Johnston Wells of Fayetteville, Georgia passed away at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital on April 9, 2010, three days after cancer surgery.

She was predeceased by her parents, John and Faye (Burroughs) Johnston. Read More»

Douglas E. Hefty, 80, of Peachtree City

Douglas E. Hefty, 80, of Peachtree City, formerly of Marietta, died Thursday, April 8, 2010.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Chapel, Marietta, with Reverend Mark Barbour officiating. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery, Marietta. Read More»

King William McElwaney, III, 67, of Jupiter, Fla.

King William McElwaney, III, 67, of Jupiter, Fla., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at his residence.

Born in Atlanta, Ga., he had been a resident of Jupiter for nine years, coming from Palm Beach, Fla. Prior to retirement, he was the director of operations for Delta Air Lines at LaGuardia Airport, Logan Airport and JFK.

Mr. McElwaney was the coordinator for the 1996 Summer Olympics for Delta Air Lines in Atlanta. He recently started his own property management company, Complete Home Check of Jupiter. Read More»

Angelina (Angie) Soldovere, 68, of Peachtree City

Angelina (Angie) Soldovere, 68, of Peachtree City, GA died peacefully with her family by her side on April 8, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.

She was a sweet, vibrant, and loving woman who cared for her family, her many loving friends, and beloved animals she brought into her home. Born July 21, 1941 and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of Louis and Antoinette Portanova. Read More»

The Rev. Marvin Curtis Taylor of Fayetteville, Ga.

The Rev. Marvin Curtis Taylor of Fayetteville, passed away on April 6, 2010 at the age of 83.

Marvin was a veteran of WWII, and proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a Navy Chief for twenty years prior to his retirement. After following the call to defend his country, he followed a greater calling to the ministry, serving as pastor of Churches in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and West Germany. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Marvin and his wife Nora met on a blind date in December of 1949, and were married eleven days later. Their marriage lasted sixty years. Read More»

Mr. Ted Carter Tolar, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ted Carter Tolar, of Fayetteville, formerly of Hapeville, passed away on April 4, 2010 at the age of 65.

Mr. Tolar was an eight-year Navy veteran who proudly served on the Sturgeon class submarine, the U.S.S. Spadefish. Following his military service, he began a career in the HVAC industry. Ted retired from Delta Air Lines with 27 years service after which he began Tolar Mechanical Service and then later worked for the Gilreath Service Co.

He was a member of the College Park Masonic Lodge and a longtime member of the Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church. Read More»

Herman Rudolph Helton, age 81, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Herman Rudolph Helton, age 81, of Fayetteville, Ga., left his earthly home and joined his Heavenly Father on April 4, 2010.

He was born on May 27, 1928 in Atlanta, Ga., the son of the late Sue King and Herman R. Helton. Herman graduated from Fulton High School in Atlanta. He served his country as a Merchant Marine. Read More»

Mrs. Cynthia “Cindi” Adams, 51, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Cynthia “Cindi” Adams, 51, of Fayetteville, passed away on April 1, 2010. Read More»

Mr. James Leroy Thomas, 73, formerly of Fayetteville

Mr. James Leroy Thomas, 73, of Concord, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on March 30, 2010.

Mr. Thomas retired in 1992, as a sergeant from the city of Fayetteville Police Department and proudly saw his two sons and a grandson follow into law enforcement. He enjoyed his grandchildren and camping. He was a 1956 Fayette County High School graduate and a member of the Tyrone Masonic Lodge. Read More»

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