Obituaries

Ellie Ruth Nigro, 6, of Peachtree City

Ellie Ruth Nigro

Little Ellie Ruth Nigro, 6, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.

She was born Feb. 15, 2005 in Riverdale, Ga. to Todd M. Nigro & Kristen H. Fallborn Nigro. Ellie was in the first grade and was home schooled. She was a pretty active little girl who especially loved swimming, soccer and loved to play the cello. Read More»

William Reeves Weinmeister, 85, of Peachtree City

William Reeves Weinmeister, 85, of Peachtree City passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.

He was the owner and operator of the Farmers and Builders Supply Company from 1967-1992. He was also a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Weinmeister; daughters Kathy and her husband Dudley Fincher of Fayetteville; Carol and Brad Hopkins of Evening Shade, Ark. and son Tim Weinmeister and Jalon Burton of Fayetteville; along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Read More»

Hiram Edwin Bell, 82

In loving memory of
Hiram Edwin Bell

Hiram Edwin Bell, 82, passed away Jan. 5, 2012. Mr. Bell was born Oct. 2, 1929 in Waycross, Ga.

He was a simple, small town southern man, a hard working honorable man. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and went on to own a very successful painting business.

He was a loving father and wonderful grandfather. He taught us all to keep your word and do your best no matter what.

He will be greatly missed by all who had the honor to know him.

We will love you forever. Read More»

Rebecca Stewart Carey, 95

Rebecca Stewart Carey, 95, passed away Jan. 6, 2012. A woman of quiet dignity, she exuded southern grace, kindness and warmth and was affectionately called Muzzy by all who knew her.

Born in 1916, Rebecca grew up in Clarkesville, Ga., the daughter of a local merchant whose store served Habersham county in dry goods, hardware and groceries. After high school, she attended Piedmont College and the University of Georgia.

Rebecca was married for over 49 years to John F. Carey, Jr., a WWII veteran who died in 1978. She was a member of Clarkesville United Methodist Church. Read More»

Sarah Elizabeth Cooper Forrest, 73

Sarah Elizabeth Cooper Forrest, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. She retired as a registered nurse having worked at many hospitals all over Atlanta.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Thomas L. Forrest, Jr.; sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Edwin "Ed" Faulkner.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mark Anglin of Covington; grandsons Connor, James, and Stephen; brother and sister-in-law, John and Sandy Cooper as well as her niece, Linda Faulkner and nephews, Eddie and Michael Faulkner. Read More»

Sharon Anne Munk, 69, of Peachtree City

Sharon Anne Munk, 69, of Peachtree City passed away Jan. 14, 2012.

Survivors include sons John Adam Munk, Jr. and Michael & Paige Munk; grandchildren Tyler, Trevor, and Carter; sister Mary Jo Seeley; brother Joseph Collins; and also nieces & nephews.

A Celebration of life was held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The family received friends Monday 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Peachtree City Chapel – www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

Robert Eugene Pitner, Sr., age 81, of Fayetteville

Mr. Robert Eugene Pitner, Sr. of Fayetteville, formerly of Forest Park, passed away on Jan. 15, 2012 at the age of 81. He was the only son of James Ray and Lillie Mae Pitner of Acworth, Ga. Mr. Pitner was a loving husband, father, grandfather of nine, and great grandfather of eight.

He worked for Southern Bell and retired after 32 years of service. He was a faithful member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, and an active member of Moose Lodge 1498 and the Elks Lodge. Read More»

Richard Andrew Sauer, 56, of Peachtree City

Richard Andrew Sauer, 56, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away Jan. 13, 2012. Mr. Sauer was born Aug. 22, 1955 in Pipestone, Minn. to Andrew Sauer & Margaret Constance Wolter Sauer.

He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years and was a pilot for Delta Airlines. Mr. Sauer was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Michael Sauer. Read More»

Martha Simmons Shelnutt, age 90, of Fayetteville,

Mrs. Martha Simmons Shelnutt, of Fayetteville, passed away on Jan. 10, 2012 at the age of 90.

Mrs. Shelnutt was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a faithful member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church and a retiree of South Fulton Medical Center.

She is preceded in death by her husband, O.W. Shelnutt; great-grandchild Morgan Millians; sister Douglas Davis; and brothers Ed Simmons and Murray Simmons. Read More»

Evelyn H. Welch, age 90

Evelyn H. Welch

She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to William L. Hornsby and Mary Hornsby. Her family continued to live in the Atlanta area the remainder of her life.

She was married to the late Lewis A. Welch, Jr. for 65 years. Mrs. Welch was a stay at home mother during her childrearing days. Later, she worked for 10 years as a bookkeeper for her sister Ella Herren at her business, the Herren Candy Company. Mrs. Welch taught a young women's Sunday School class at Sylvan Hills Baptist Church during the 1950s. Read More»