Obituaries

Kenneth Mitchell, 50, of Jackson, Ga.

Kenneth Mitchell, age 50, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Funeral services was held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel at 12 p.m. Interment followed at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge. Read More»

Thomas Herbert Roberts, Jr., of Fayetteville, Ga.

Mr. Thomas Herbert (Tom) Roberts, Jr. of Fayetteville passed away February 11, 2014.

He was retired from the Fulton County Board of Education where he served as a teacher and a principal for several schools.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie Brown Roberts of Fayetteville; daughter, Melanie Roberts McBride and her husband Jim of Fayetteville; sisters, Mary Louise Roberts of Citrus Springs, Fla.; Elizabeth Anne Shelton of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Robert, Molly, Joseph, Megan and Maggie McBride. Read More»

Edythe Hettema Strayer, 96, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Edythe Hettema Strayer, 96, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Edythe Hettema Strayer, age 96, passed away on Feb. 2, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ga.

Born to Cornelius and Addie Hettema in Midland Park, N.J., she resided in N.J. and Kan. prior to moving to Atlanta in 1951.

Surviving is daughter Donna G. Johnson (Gil), two sons Todd B. Strayer (Cheryl) and Phillip N. Strayer (Barbara), six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Her oldest daughter, Penny Ann Strayer Vincent, preceded Edythe in death in 1984.

Edythe, lovingly known as “DeeDee,” spent most of her career as an executive secretary, and retired form IJ Kaplan & Associates. Read More»

Anne Margaret Roush, 51, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Anne Margaret Roush, 51, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Anne Margaret Roush, 51, of Fayetteville, formerly of White Bear Lake and Linwood Township, Minn., passed away February 11, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Laura Ann Roush and parents Harold & Betty Ann Barron. Read More»

Ernest L. Sumner of Peachtree City

Ernest L. Sumner passed away at home in Peachtree City, Ga. on February 12, 2014 after battling liver and colon cancer for several months.

He was born on April 27, 1931 in Harlan County, Kentucky, the last of nine children, to Mack and Cora Sumner. The Sumners moved to LaFollette, Tenn. when Ernest was a young boy. Ernest attended LaFollette High School where he and his brother, Hugh, played football together as running backs. Read More»

Viola Marwitz Rooks of Fayetteville

Viola Marwitz Rooks

On February 7th, 2014, just shy of her 90th birthday and minutes after the birth of her second great-great granddaughter, Viola Marwitz Rooks "...slipped the surly bonds of earth..." and joined our Heavenly Father with her beloved husband Jack, Mama and Papa, brothers Carl, Alvin and Norman, sister Eldora and their spouses, and baby nephew little Lester Marwitz. Read More»

Cynthia LaMere Hope of Peachtree City

Cynthia LaMere Hope (Cindy) passed away at her home the week of January 20th.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Nancy LaMere of Columbia, S.C. and her step father Robert Tucker of Shalimar, Fla. Read More»

William Elwyn Aultman, age 75, of Fayetteville

William Elwyn Aultman

William Elwyn Aultman, age 75, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away February 9, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his son Rex Aultman and father Owen Aultman.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Gloria Aultman; mother Emmie G. Aultman of Bainbridge, Ga.; son Roy Aultman & wife Jessica of Fairburn, Ga.; daughter Amy Helm & husband Patrick of Elizabethtown, Ky.; grandchildren John Selman, Sarah Selman, and Raelee Helm; brother Hilton Aultman & wife Margaret; and niece Laura Aultman Fortino. The family wants to thank their dear friend Nelda Green for her years of support. Read More»

Elizabeth Phillips Wiley, 82, of Fayetteville

Elizabeth Phillips Wiley, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away February 5, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Lloyd Wiley and son Jerry Mauldin.

She is survived by her daughter Teresa (Russell) Joiner; grand-daughters Elizabeth (Benjamin) Urban, Amy (Matthew) Rouse, and Kimberley (Bradley) Hale; great-grandchildren Carter Hale, Ansley Hale, Catie Rouse and Jack Rouse; brother William B. (Eris) Phillips; sister Birdie Hall; and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

John Leonard, age 85

We celebrated the life of John Leonard on Friday, February 7th at 10:30 at  Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City.

John passed away on February 3rd after a brief illness. He was 85 years old.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years – Madeline, 5 children – John, Helen, Katherine, Michael and Peter, and 5 grandchildren – Anthony, Lisa, Christina, Andrew and James. Read More»