Obituaries

Marvin Franklin Knowles, Jr., 60, of Fayetteville

Mr. Marvin Franklin “Frank” Knowles, Jr., 60, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sept. 26, 2011. After 32 years of dedicated service, Mr. Knowles retired from Delta Air Lines. 

He is survived by his wife Emily Knowles; son Nathan Knowles and his wife Laurie of Atlanta; grandchild Cooper Knowles. He is preceded in death by his first wife Karen Knowles and his parents Marvin Frank “Jack” Knowles Sr., and Mildred Fortner Knowles.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Reverend Hugh Kirby officiating.  Read More»

Hillery Alton Wise, Jr. of Tyrone

Mr. Hillery Alton (Al) Wise, Jr. of Tyrone, passed away on Sept. 20, 2011.  

Mr. Wise spent most of his working life in the restaurant business having owned Catfish Hollow in Tyrone and Sharpsburg and Golden’s on the Square Restaurant in Historic Downtown, Newnan.  

Al was a charter member of Southcrest Church, a United States Marine veteran, and he graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in finance.  

His keen sense of humor and love of his Lord and others will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Read More»

Betty Hansard of Tyrone

Mrs. Betty Hansard of Tyrone, passed away Sept. 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hansard, father, H. L. McElwaney, and brother, Danny McElwaney. Read More»

Mary Evelyn Shoaf, 76, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Shoaf

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Shoaf, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sept. 25, 2011.  Mrs. Shoaf was a beautician, who owned her own shop in Salisbury, N.C., where she was born and raised.  She was a member of Brooks United Methodist Church, where she was on the decorating committee. She also drove a bus and worked in the after school program in Brooks. She was passionate about her family and loved to decorate and cook. Read More»

Effie Whaley, age 60 of Jonesboro

Effie "Lee" Whaley, age 60 of Jonesboro, died on Sept. 21, 2011. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Dannie.

She is survived by daughter, Lee Ann (Chris) Whaley, son, Rick Whaley and wife Tina, four grandchildren, Daniel, Chris, Justin and Robert, sisters Carrie Holmes (Ron) and Alice Lane of Las Vegas, nieces and nephews. We will miss you Lee (Mom).  

Family received friends on Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. at Cannon Cleveland, 2540 Hwy 42, McDonough, Ga. 30253, 706-914-1414.

Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Georgia - 404- 355-7627.

Carolyn Baity Vines, 67, of Tyrone

Mrs. Carolyn Baity Vines of Tyrone, passed away Sept. 21, 2011. 

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Frank Lee Vines of Tyrone; daughters, Barbara Aldred and her husband Tommy of Tyrone; Jackie King and her husband Bill of Conyers; son, Jeff Vines and his wife Janet of Tyrone; sisters, Betty Noon of Griffin, Jean Crowe and her husband Lanny of Gay; brother, Larry Baity of Gay; grandchildren, Shandy King and his wife Carrie, Mandy Riggins and her husband Richard, Brandon Vines, Jessie Vines, Katie Vines; great grandchildren, Remington Riggins and Ramsey Riggins. Read More»

Lera Perkins, 88, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lera Perkins, 88, of Fayetteville, Ga., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. She fought a long battle with heart disease.

She was born Jan. 21, 1923 in Sabine County, Texas. She was the salutatorian of the 1940 class of Alto High School, and retired from Texas Industries in 1989. Lera was a member of FUMC, Beford, Texas.

She moved to Fayetteville in 2001. She was a member of Bridge Club groups of The Gathering Place. Lera was proudly a Certified Bridge Life Master. Read More»

Marilyn Dyar Mansch, 56, of Tyrone

On Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, Marilyn Dyar Mansch passed away at her residence in Tyrone, Ga., surrounded in love by family and friends. 

Marilyn was 56 years old and had fought a courageous battle with cancer. She is now at peace in the loving arms of Jesus.  Read More»

Martha McWhorter, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Martha McWhorter, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sept. 19, 2011, at the age of 85. 

She was a 42-year employee of White Electric Company. Mrs. McWhorter was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby McWhorter, and daughter, Patty Sutton. 

She is survived by her nephews, William F. Evans of Fayetteville, Olin R. “Randy” Evans (Maria Mackas) of Decatur, Don S. Evans (Debbie) of McDonough, daughter-in-law, Betty McWhorter, and many grandchildren, grandnieces and grandnephews.  Read More»

Raymond C. Harris, 90, of Fayetteville

Raymond C. Harris, 90, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away peacefully on Sept. 14, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Thelma Brannon Harris, and his brother Walter Harris. Left to celebrate his life is his son, Wayne Harris (Marilyn) of Fayetteville, many nieces and nephews, family members and friends earned over a lifetime.  Read More»