Obituaries

Bernice Jeanette Baker, 82, of Fayetteville

Bernice Jeanette Baker, 82, of Fayetteville passed away April 5, 2014. Mrs. Baker was raised in Cobb County and later moved to Forest Park to raise her family, she later moved to Fayetteville in 1998. She was a faithful member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Survivors include son and daughter in law Dennis & Twila Baker; daughter Miriam Baker; grandchildren Mitchell and Allison Baker; brothers Homer E. Marshall JR. and Dillard Marshall; sister Carolyn Still; also nieces and nephews. Read More»

Wilbur Charles Cato, Jr., 68, of Fayetteville

Wilbur Charles Cato, Jr.

Wilbur Charles Cato, Jr., 68, of Fayetteville, passed away at home on April 1, 2014.   

Charlie was a 1964 graduate of Russell High School. He joined the armed forces and was awarded the Purple Heart while proudly serving as a Buck Sergeant in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War as a medic. Charlie retired from Delta Air Lines after over 30 years of service.  

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was preceded in death by his parents Irene & Wilbur Cato, Sr. and brother Roy Cato. Read More»

Osborn Cordy Bullock, 90, of Fayetteville

Osborn Cordy “O.C.” Bullock, 90, of Fayetteville, formerly of Druid Hills, passed away April 2, 2014.

He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII.  He moved to Atlanta as a teenager and began a family business where his father was the originator of the “pork skins”. His business (Bullock Paper Co.) was a subsidiary of Bullock Manufacturing. He was a deacon at Druid Hills Baptist Church. Read More»

Phyllis Webb Towell, 86, of Fayetteville

Phyllis Webb Towell, 86, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on Sun., Mar. 16, 2014.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph M. Towell, of Fayetteville, Ga., son, William Lee Webb, daughter-in-law, Ann Hepburn Webb and grandson, Andrew Hepburn Webb, all of Alexandria, Va.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Herman Webb and brother, Carl Holmes Fisher of Charlotte, N.C.

She was born in Kannapolis, N.C., attended Cannon High School and graduated from Flora McDonald College in Red Springs, N.C. Read More»

Joan Holland Wilson of Cedartown

Joan Holland Wilson

Joan Holland Wilson went home to be with the Lord on March 18, 2014. 

She was born in Cedartown, Ga., to William Pratt and Annie Casey Holland. After graduation from Cedartown High School, she moved to Atlanta and attended business college before being employed with the Georgia State Public Service Commission. 

Joan met her husband, John, while working with the State of Georgia.  During their dating period, she also attended art school, studying under a noted portrait artist.  They were married on November 13, 1966 and have two children:  Rhonda Ann and William Carlton.  Read More»

Kathy Ann Packard Hoffman, 61

Kathy Ann Packard Hoffman

Kathy Ann Packard Hoffman, 61, died March 25, 2014 at her home in Coweta County near Palmetto, Ga.

A service was held on Tuesday, April 1, at 6:00 in the evening at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel, 821 Old Atlanta Highway in Newnan, Ga. The interment will take place at the Harmony Grove Cemetery in Lockeford, Calif. on Friday, April 4th.

Kathy was born 28 March 1952 in Los Angeles, Calif., to David Packard and Vera Block Packard. Read More»

John Allen Beall, IV, age 64

John Allen Beall

John Allen Beall, IV, age 64, passed away Wed. Mar. 26, 2014. Mr. Beall was a 1971 graduate of Auburn University and a 1984 graduate of Woodrow Wilson College of Law.

He last served as the senior conflict criminal defense attorney for the state of Ga. from 2009-2012.

Prior to this position he was a criminal and civil defense attorney in Jonesboro, Ga. from 1985 to 2009.

He served as a member and president of the Clayton County Bar Association, member of Clayton County Masons, Jonesboro Chapter, and a long time communicant of Saint Andrew's Church in Peachtree City, Ga. Read More»

Wilfred Gerald Stoner of Fayetteville

Wilfred Gerald Stoner

Wilfred Gerald “Jerry” Stoner of Fayetteville passed away March 26, 2014. He served his country in the US army Air Corp during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Phyllis Stoner; sons Michael (Carla) Cain and Richard Cain; 5 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great great-grandchild.

A funeral mass was held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Catholic Church of St. Gabriel, Fayetteville.  Fr. Michael McWhorter will officiate.  Read More»

Avis H. Jones, age 82, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Avis H. Jones, age 82, of Fayetteville passed away Mar. 30, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Jones and is survived by her husband of 36 years, Paul Jones of Fayetteville; daughters, Angela Shaw and her husband, Larry of Forest Park, Cathy Huckaby and her husband, Jason of Dahlonega, Paula Samples and her husband, Michael of Dawsonville; sisters, Elaine Smith of Fayetteville, Mary Harris of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Aaron B. Shaw, Ken McNeal and his wife, Tammy, Ryan Cabanting, Hunter James, Austin Samples; great grandchildren, Luke Shaw, Jaxon McNeal. Read More»

Pauline Stell, 98, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Pauline "Polly" Stell, 98, of Fayetteville, died Mar. 29, 2014.

Mrs. Polly demonstrated her love for life and people by spending time volunteering in the community. She also played piano at Fayette Presbyterian Church, where she was a member for many years. She also loved gardening, birds and music.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years George Hugh Stell. She is survived by her sister Virginia Elliott of Newnan; 6 nephews and 2 nieces and many dear wonderful friends. Read More»