Obituaries

William Bridges, 89

William Bridges

William “Billy” Bridges, 89, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Highland Hills Baptist Church, 1370 Briarcliff Road, Macon, Ga. 31211. Reverend Jake Hall and Reverend Cass DuCharme will officiate. Burial will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. Read More»

James Walter Moss, age 82

Mr. James Walter Moss, age 82, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at his home in Fayetteville, Ga.

He was born September 16, 1932 in Atlanta, Ga., to late James Edgar Moss of Palmetto Ga., and Lunell Banks Moss of Fayetteville Ga., and long time residence of Mountain View Ga.

James served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 4 years, with two years in Japan during the Korean War. He was an avid sportsman and fan. In high school he played football and pitched for Jonesboro High School. He followed the Atlanta Braves and Falcons with great interest. Read More»

Doris Frances Watson, 89, of Fayetteville

Doris Frances Watson, 89, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on November 29, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest "Bogan" and Sally Elizabeth Williams; her husband of 65 years, Fred Watson; sisters, Margaret Burdette, Dorothy Burdette, Kathleen Bray; and brother Leonard Williams. Read More»

Betty O'Brien, 89, of Peachtree City

Betty O'Brien

Mrs. Betty O'Brien, 89, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on November 29, 2014 after a short illness.

A native of Milford, Conn. she moved to Peachtree City in 1979. She was a member of St. Andrews in-the-Pines Episcopal Church where she was very active in her church life and activities, and made vestments for the priest. She was also very active in the Girls and Boy Scouts.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Edgar OíBrien. Read More»

Lawrence E. Day, PhD, of Peachtree City

Lawrence E. Day, PhD, died peacefully in his home in Peachtree City, Ga. on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

He was born February 12, 1933 in Findlay, Ohio, the son of Paul and Mary Day, both deceased.

He is survived by his wife Darlene (Litton), son Mark (wife Kathie), daughter Betsy (husband Doug Brainard) and son Peter. There are also nine grandchildren. Read More»

William Ralph McBroom, 96

Reverend William Ralph McBroom was born in Lamar County on August 19, 1918. He entered heaven on December 1, 2014 at the age of 96. He is known as Ralph to his family, but in the business world, he became known as Bill McBroom. He was loved as Papa and Grandpa by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. McBroom was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Read More»

Daniel Anthony Depweg, 56, of McDonough

Daniel Anthony Depweg

Daniel Anthony Depweg, 56, passed away in McDonough, Ga. on November 30, 2014 at his home. He was born on February 3, 1958 in Hamilton, Ohio. Dan was married to Carrie Tolmie in 1981, and they raised two children together, Holly and Chris.

Dan attended Providence College and Fairfield University. He held management positions for Fed Ex, Control, Aramark, Sodexo, and Lick-Wilmerding High School. Dan resided in several states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, California, and Georgia. Read More»

William Larry Doyal age 72, of Fayetteville

Mr. William Larry Doyal age 72, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Larry graduated from Headland High School in 1961. He retired from SunTrust Bank in 2007. He is a member of First Christian Church, Tyrone. Read More»

Anthony Adam Chesney, Sr., 71, of Peachtree City

Anthony "Tony" Adam Chesney, Sr., 71, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away November 14, 2014. Read More»

Ronald Baran, 60

Ronald Baran, 60, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 17, 2014, in his home in Peachtree City, Ga.

Ron was born in Highland Park, Mich. to Michael and Anne Baran. He attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduating in 1976. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and went on to have a successful career as a pilot with Delta Air Lines. Read More»

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