Obituaries

Orin Elsworth Huston of Peachtree City

Orin "Buddy" Elsworth Huston passed away July 19, 2014 in Bradenton Fla.

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Buddy was the husband of Gail Ann (nee Kohlmeyer) Huston for 53 years, father to Kevin Huston (d.), Garrett Huston and Jennifer Huston, and grandfather to Owen, Rayner, Brice, Dalton and MacKenzie. Read More»

Grant Thomas Herron, 32, of McDonough

Grant Thomas Herron, 32, of McDonough, passed away Saturday, July, 19, 2014.

Grant attended Fayette County High School where he was a standout athlete. He also attended Hargrave Military Preparatory School in Danville, Va. and received a football scholarship to Central Connecticut State University. He was an accomplished craftsman with a love of friends, family and nature. Grant was employed as operations manager of ProBuild's newly opened component facility in Villa Rica, Ga. Read More»

Peggy Mays West, 74, of Fayetteville

Peggy Mays West, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014.

She was a 1958 graduate of Russell High School. Read More»

Rose Frances Muzio, 90, of Peachtree City

Rose Frances Muzio, 90, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away July 15, 2014.

Mrs. Muzio was born July 10, 1924 in Schenectady, N.Y. to the late Joseph & Constance Coppola. She was a former secretary of The Rotterdam, N.Y. Women's Republican Club; she also retired after many years with General Electric. Mrs. Muzio will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Joseph Muzio; daughter Sharon (Ron) Aylor, of Nashville, Tenn.; granddaughter Melissa (William) Maurer of Rye, N.Y.; brother Domonick Coppola of Schenectady, N.Y. Read More»

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville, passed away July 10, 2014.

He served our country in the US Marine Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Carol Nielsen.

He is survived by his wife Tina Nielsen of Fayetteville; daughter Crystal (Jonathan) Booth of Brooks and Brittany (Thomas) Lowery of Fayetteville; grandsons Jacob, Peyton, Aaron and James; 2 sisters; and several nieces & nephews. Read More»

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison, 80, of Sharpsburg

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison, 80, of Sharpsburg, Ga. passed away July 7, 2014 from a long illness.

She was born April 7, 1934 in Sinking Creek, Va. and graduated from Mayfield High School in 1952. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Hallie Hughes. Her husband, Buddy Nickelson, her sisters, Ileta Huffman, Sally Patton and Eva Saunders preceded her in death. Read More»

John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City

John Melvin Currie

John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City passed away July 9, 2014. Read More»

Clara S. Fowler, 91

Clara S. Fowler

Clara S. Fowler, 91, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Funeral services and a celebration of her life were held at 2 p.m., Monday at Pine Forest Baptist Church with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Norm Yukers and the Rev. Jimmy Corbitt officiated. The family met friends from 12:30 p.m. to service time on Monday at the church. Read More»

Shirley Joyce Cline Pontius, 79

Shirley Joyce Cline Pontius, 79, died July 4, 2014.

She was born May 27, 1935 in Akron, Ohio. She was a graduate of Garfield High School, Firestone Park. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Lesley Cline and Irene Kimes Cline, who died in 1983, and her husband of 54 years, Paul E. Pontius, who died June 30, 2014.

Her survivors include a daughter, Leslie and Mark Patterson, grandchildren, Jared Patterson and Kyle Patterson, all of Akron, and a sister, Carolyn Cline Cary, Fayetteville, Ga., nieces and nephews. Read More»

Lawrence D. Abbott, 75, of Peachtree City

Lawrence D. Abbott, 75, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away June 27, 2014.

He was a Power Plant Supervisor with Union Electric in St. Louis, Mo. and served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Abbott was a member of Fayette Senior Services and enjoyed shooting pool in "The Cave."

He was preceded in death by his parents Elwood and Ona Abbott. Read More»

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