Obituaries

Jerolean Nelms

Jerolean Nelms, 80, Fayetteville, died Jan. 14, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Nelms. Services were at Flat Creek Baptist Church with interment at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. Survivors include a daughter, Cherie Brush, Alachua, Fla.; and a brother, Bill Weaver. Memorial donations may be made to LaFayette Nursing Home, Fayetteville. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Malcolm Edd Bernhard

Malcolm Edd "Mac" Bernhard, 63, Jonesboro, died Jan. 14, 2010. Services were at the Lisbon Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Swicegood officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nell Bernhard, Jonesboro; brothers, John David Bernhard, and Jerry Bernhard, both of Fayetteville; sisters, Linda and Leon Blackburn, McDonough, and Vickie and John McLucas, Fayetteville; and mother-in-law, Monicue King, Palmetto, and "Daddy's Baby" K. C. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

June L. Ethier

June L. Ethier, 84, Peachtree City, died Jan. 14, 2010. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Ethier. She was a member of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. Memorial services were at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church with Pastor Miriam Beecher officiating. Read More»

Robert H. Ashley

Robert H. Ashley, 70, Brooks, died Jan. 16, 2010. He was born Dec. 29, 1939 in Sharpsburg, son of the late Ralph and Estelle Ashley. He enjoyed working on his land and spending time with his family. He started a successful wire rope and sling business over 50 years ago. He also started an insurance company and loved to work. Read More»

Phyllis Dale Hammel

Phyllis Dale "Granny" Hammel, 70, Fayetteville, died Jan. 16, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry William Hammel Sr. She loved to travel and spend time with her family. She worked at the Base Exchange at Ft. Gillem for over 23 years. Following her retirement she was a volunteer at the Fayette Thrift Store. Read More»

Peggy Alice Cochran

Peggy Alice Cochran, 83, Fayetteville, died Jan. 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Allen Cochran Sr. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with Pastor Steve Geyer officiating. Interment was at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Survivors include sons, Walter Allen Cochran Jr., Forest Park, and Kerry Lee and Mattie B. Cochran, Fayetteville; daughters, Sandra Cochran Price, and Becky and Ray Cochran Bryan, all of Fayetteville; nine grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Lillie Mae Echols Thomas 

Lillie Mae Echols Thomas , Newnan, died Jan. 3, 2010. She was born April 20, 1931in Heard County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doc and Lillie Echols, her husband, Van Buren Thomas, two sisters and two brothers. She served as a loving church Mother, prayer and Bible Band teacher. Read More»

Lessie Mae Lovelace

Lessie Mae Lovelace, Newnan, died Jan. 5, 2010. She was born April 18, 1923 in Newnan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Geneva Lovelace and was the second oldest of eight siblings. She was educated in the Coweta County school system and finished high school in Moreland. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Read More»

Vella Mae Benefield

Vella Mae Benefield, 89, Sharpsburg, formerly of College Park and Thomaston, died Jan. 2, 2010. She and her husband were gospel singers and she often accompanied them on the guitar and the autoharp. She was known for her generosity and for never saying an unkind word. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Dusty Washington officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Read More»

John Veazey Wynne Jr.

John Veazey Wynne Jr., 92, Crawfordville, died Jan. 4. 2010. He was born Nov. 20, 1917, and was a lifelong resident of Taliaferro County and a 1935 graduate of Alexander Stephens Institute. He was a 1940 graduate of the University of Georgia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Allyene Long Wynne, and his parents, John Veazey and Mary Lizzie Sturdivant Wynne. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. He was retired from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Read More»