Obituaries

Irene Estelle Purcell

Irene Estelle Purcell, 78, Fayetteville, died Feb. 1, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband Carroll Purcell, and previous husbands, Bill Hinkle and Sam Stanley, and two grandchildren. Services were at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church, Overton Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Read More»

William Francis Miret

William Francis “Bill” Miret, 64, died Feb. 2, 2010, from complications associated with a third battle against cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis W. Miret and a brother-in-law, Jerry Bopp. He was born May 8, 1945 in Lynn, Mass. and raised in Revere’s Point of Pines. He attended school at Immaculate Conception and then Southeastern University. He was a 37 year employee of Delta Airlines rising through the ranks to his current position of duty director, OCC. Read More»

Julia Glynn Brown

Julia Glynn Brown, 92, Fayetteville, died Feb. 3, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Wilson Brown. Graveside services were at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, with the Rev. Dr. Jim Willis officiating.

Survivors include daughters, Faye and Chuck Wheeler, Fayetteville, and Sue and Bill Standifer, Fairburn; great-grandchildren, Drew, Chase, Savannah, Sabrinah, Summer, and Skylar. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Sarah Louise Threadgill

Sarah Louise Threadgill, 87, Fayetteville, died Feb. 4, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and three sisters. She was an active member of Fayette Presbyterian Church and a founder of the “Memorial Garden” at the church. Services were at the Fayette Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Cliff Haddox officiating. Interment was at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. Read More»

Cynthia S. Whiteman

Cynthia S. Whiteman, 55, Newnan, died Jan. 27, 2010. She had taught school in Clayton County for 30 years. During her teaching career she was frequently voted the Most Outstanding Teacher of the Year for her school. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria Edwards Sylvester in 1985. Services were at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Herzen Andone officiating. Read More»

Marion Thelma Stroup 

Marion Thelma Stroup, 80, Senoia, died Jan. 28, 2010. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Roberts, and grandson, Michael Roberts. Graveside services were at the Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. Read More»

Arnold Lamar Hasty Sr. 

Arnold Lamar Hasty Sr. 78, Senoia, died Jan. 28, 2010. He was a former mayor of Riverdale. He was preceded in death by brothers, Alex Hasty, and Bill Hasty. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with interment at the Senoia City Cemetery. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Juanita Hasty, Senoia; sons, Lamar and Glenda Hasty, Fayetteville, Russell and Pam Hasty, Tennessee, and Bradley and Aleyn Hasty, Senoia; six grandchildren; and a sister, Valmon Henson, Canton. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Ministry cofounder dies unexpectedly

A Better Way Ministries co-director Tony Ingram passed away unexpectedly Sunday night.

A Better Way founder John Barrow said Monday that cofounder and musician Tony Ingram died Sunday night of what is believed to have been a heart attack. Ingram is survived by a wife and two small children.

Barrow said Ingram was a director and one of three charter members of the ministry that opened its doors five years ago. Read More»

Robert D. McGregor Jr.

Robert D. McGregor Jr., Newnan, died Jan. 22, 2010. Services were at the Parrott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Steve Batts officiating. Interment was at Holly Hill Memorial Park, Fairburn. Read More»

Wynn Hopper Cupertino

Wynn Hopper Cupertino, 86, Fayetteville, died Jan. 23, 2010. She was born Oct. 12, 1923 in Ridewood, N.J. She was preceded in death by a son, Jay Whitten, and a daughter, Sandra Elizabeth Whitten. She had worked as a sales woman for a pharmaceutical company for many years. She was also a hospice volunteer. Private services were held with the Rev. Father Paul Massey officiating. Read More»

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