Obituaries

Jean Fackler Williams, age 77

Jean Fackler Williams, born in Bonifay, Fla., died at her home Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at the age of 77.
The funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at Holy Cross Anglican Church (3836 Oak Grove Road) with The Rt. Rev. Dr. Foley Beach officiating. Burial followed at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. A reception was held prior to the funeral at the church.
Mrs. Williams was a loyal friend, caring mother, devoted grandmother, and a church member of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville. Read More»

Doretha Akbar of Fayetteville

Doretha Akbar of Fayetteville passed away Feb. 13, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Andy Akbar of Fayetteville; mother, Mary Williams of Fayetteville; sons, Benjamin, Muhammad, Daniel and Derrick Akbar all of Fayetteville; sister, Patricia Chamblis of Morrow; brother, Carlton Williams of Gasden, Ala., and 4 grandchildren.

Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, Fairburn, was in charge – 770-964-4800.

William Albert Davis, Jr., age 84 of Conyers

Mr. William Albert (Bill) Davis, Jr.

Mr. William Albert (Bill) Davis, Jr., age 84 of Conyers, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Holloway Davis. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Heather and David Lee; son and daughter-in-law, Bert and Debbie Davis; granddaughters, Lindsay and Abby Davis, all of Fayetteville.

Born in Augusta, Ga., Bill was the son of William Albert Davis and Ruth Purvis Davis.

After graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology, he served in the U.S. Army as an instructor in the Southeastern Signal School in the 1950's. Read More»

Lieutenant General (Retired) John J. Yeosock. of Peachtree City

Lieutenant General (Retired) John J. Yeosock

Lieutenant General (Retired) John J. Yeosock was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. March 18 1937, and passed Feb. 15, 2012 in Peachtree City, Ga.

After graduating Valley Forge Military Academy, General Yeosock attended Pennsylvania State University earning a degree in Industrial Engineering, and later earned a graduate degree in Operations Research/Systems Analysis from the United States Naval Post Graduate School. Read More»

Rosa Tramonte Carpenter, age 45

Rosa Tramonte Carpenter, age 45, died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Gulfport, Miss., after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family and friends during her last evening.

Rosa was born in New Orleans and attended Catholic Schools in Metairie, La. She moved to the Gulf Coast in the mid 90's and has worked in the food service industry across the coast. Read More»

Louise Knight Barrett, 94, of Fayetteville

Louise Knight Barrett, 94, of Fayetteville, Ga., formerly of College Park, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.

She was born August 19, 1917 in Newton County, Ga., and grew up in the Rutledge and Social Circle, Ga. areas.

Louise was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and cherished friend. Read More»

Wayne Edward Vise, Sr., of Sharpsburg

Wayne Edward Vise, Sr.

Wayne Edward Vise, Sr. (Papa) of Sharpsburg passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

Mr. Vise served as deacon at his previous church, Greentree and was currently attending Dogwood Church in Tyrone. Read More»

William Kent Smith, age 58

William Kent Smith, age 58, died Dec. 13, 2011. Husband of Susan K. (nee Hundzinski). Father of Sarah, Elizabeth Wilk (Nicholas) and Carolyn. Brother of Carolyn Montana (Robert), Daniel Martin (Sally) and Robert (Maureen) and the late James and Susan Lyn. Son of the late Daniel Foley and Eleanor Louise (nee Martin).

Condolences Feb. 16, 2012, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and memorial service at 6:30 p.m. at the Smith Residence in Sharpsburg.

Directions upon request – 770-463-5751.

Alice Loraine Parker Griffin of Peachtree City

Alice Loraine Parker Griffin

Alice Loraine Parker was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 29, 1954. She was the second born of five siblings, born to the late Marjorie Cox and Larus Parker.

Alice resided in Los Angeles until the family moved to Denver in 1969 and she attended George Washington High School where she was an honor student. Alice completed her undergraduate education at Colorado State University were she received a BS in Political Science. She then attended University of Southern California (USC) where she received a Law Degree. She also completed her Master of Studies in Public Administration. Read More»

Lloyd Milton McKnight

Lloyd Milton McKnight

Lloyd Milton McKnight was born on Dec. 26, 1941, the youngest child of Grace and Loyd McKnight of Birmingham, Ala. and Pontotoc, Miss.

He graduated from Phillips High School in Birmingham in 1959 and received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy, class of 1963, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Science. While at the Academy, Milt was a member of the Cadet Chorale and Protestant Cadet Choir. Read More»