Obituaries

Walter James Waggoner, 94, of Brooks

Walter James Waggoner, 94, of Brooks, died March 10, 2010.

He was a simple kind of man who loved to tell stories and was affectionately known as “ Boom Pa.” He retired from General Motors after 35 years of service.

Mr. Waggoner is survived by his son James Edwin and Wanda Waggoner of Fayetteville; daughter Patricia Ann Stephens of Brooks; grandchildren Kimberly Ann Stephens of Panama City, FL, Bradford James Waggoner of Summerville, GA, Clinton Ray and Leah Waggoner of Huntsville, AL, and Keely Brooke and Jeff Schmidlkofer of Fayetteville; and 7 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Mrs. Betty Jo Hills, of Tyrone

Mrs. Betty Jo Hills of Tyrone passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Mrs. Hills was an employee of South Fulton Hospital for 24 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, George E. Hills and is survived by her son, Glenn Hills of Tyrone; daughter, Kathy Sims of Tyrone; sisters, Sara Lee of Kansas, Pat Sams of Peachtree City; brother, W.E. Hanes, Jr. of Fairburn; grandchildren, Kaleigh Sims, Phillip Sims, Christopher Sims; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Charles Erwin Mathias of Fayetteville

Mr. Charles Erwin Mathias of Fayetteville died Monday, March 1, 2010.

Mr. Mathias was an IT consultant in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his father Warren Mathias.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Mathias; sons, Clayton Ross Mathias, Casey Maxwell Mathias, Cory James Mathias, all of Fayetteville ; mother Lorene Mathias; brother Glenn Mathias, both of Plant City , FL.

Mr. Mathias was cremated and his remains will be carried to Plant City , FL for Memorial services at a later date. Carl J Mowell & Son, Peachtree City www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

Mr. Dewey Fred Patterson, Jr., 79, of Peachtree City

Dewey Fredd Patterson, Jr., 79, died Sunday, March 7, 2010.

Born in Elkton, Maryland to Dewey & Elizabeth Patterson., he was a graduate of Elkton High School and the University of Maryland where he played trumpet for the university band.

During the early 50’s he served as a Captain in the US Army. He also enjoyed a successful career as a sales manager for Peterson Publishing Co. He was lifetime member of Kiwanis Club and served as vice president of Jaycees. Read More»

Mrs. Doris Eva Ragsdale King, 88, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Doris Eva Ragsdale King, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away on March 8, 2010.

Mrs. King was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Paul King. Read More»

Jesse “Allen” Flowers, 82, of Tyrone

Jesse “Allen” Flowers, 82, of Tyrone, died March 8, 2010.

He was a 23-year employee of Vulcan Materials Company and a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Bobbie Flowers; sister Lula V. Hillhouse of Cartersville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Rev. Philip Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery , Tyrone. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Read More»

Ralph Michael Rentz, 92, of Fayetteville, Ga

Ralph Michael Rentz, 92, of Fayetteville, Ga., died March 8, 2010.

He is survived by his wife Eleanor Stern Rentz; two daughters; one step-daughter; and two grandchildren. Read More»

Mr. William “Bill” Richmond, 85, of Peachtree City

Mr. William “Bill” Richmond, 85, of Peachtree City, Ga., died March 5, 2010.

Bill served in the United States Air Force during World War II and later retired after 38 years with the Kroger Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Norma Richmond. He is survived by his daughter Denise & David Mathews of Birmingham , AL and son Dale & Janet Richmond of Warner Robins, GA ; 4 grandchildren Laura Sutton, Trevor Sutton, Kyler Richmond, and Jonathan Richmond; and his uncle Tom Robinson. The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to his special caregiver Elaine. Read More»

Dorothy Evelyn Jones, 85, of Fayetteville

Dorothy Evelyn Jones, 85, of Fayetteville, died March 4, 2010.

She enjoyed collecting antiques.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lenwood Eugene Jones and daughter Linda Jones. Mrs. Jones is survived by her son Larry Jones of Fayetteville; daughter Joyce Jones of Williamson; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother Bill Jordan of Griffin; and sister Betty Matthews of Buford. Read More»

Mr. Frank W. Jones Jr. of Jonesboro

Mr. Frank W. Jones Jr of Jonesboro, formerly of Fayetteville , died March 2, 2010.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife Erma C. Jones. He retired from Atlanta Gas Light with 41 years of service.

He is survived by his daughter Linda & George Walden of Jonesboro , granddaughters, Kelly Walden of Dunwoody, Kim Brundage of Sugar Hill; great granddaughter Mallory Brundage of Sugar Hill; nieces and nephews. Read More»