Obituaries

Joe W. Eidson, age 74, of Douglasville

Mr. Joe W. Eidson, age 74, of Douglasville passed away on September 2, 2014.

Joe was the owner of Joe's Barber Shop in Tyrone for the past 25 years and was a veteran of the US Army. He was a karate instructor for many years where he achieved 7th degree Black Belt and was a member of the National Martial Arts Association. Read More»

Frederick Riley Sisson of Fayetteville

Frederick Riley Sisson

Frederick Riley Sisson left us on September 1, 2014 at the age of 25.

Born in Atlanta on July 28, 1989, Riley grew up in Fayetteville, Ga. and graduated from Whitewater High School as the salutatorian in 2007, attended Davidson College and played football as an O-lineman, attended UGA and graduated from Kennesaw State. He was beginning a Masters of Social Work graduate program at KSU. Read More»

Judith Ann Plank Artzberger, 73, of Peachtree City

Artzberger, Judith Ann Plank, 73, of Peachtree City, Ga., formally of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, in Emory Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.

She was born on November 11, 1940, in Wheeling, W.Va., daughter of the late Louis and Helen Krim Plank.

Judie was a 1958 Mount de Chantal graduate, attended the University of Cincinnati and completed her nursing education in 1976, graduating from the nursing program at WVNCC on May 4, 1976, the same day she became Mrs. John Artzberger. Read More»

Peter Brian Wallace of Fayette

Peter Brian Wallace was born in Waltham, Mass. on December 6, 1948. He went to be with our Lord September 4, 2014.

Loving husband of 45 years to Becky Blunt Wallace. Father to David, Tim, Rachel & Brice Campbell, & Bobbie Griffith Wallace. Devoted grandfather to Annabelle, Paul and Aiden Wallace and Keegan Prince. Brother to Mark and Roberta Wallace, and Joe and Carolyn Wallace. Brother in law to Don and Ruth Blunt. He leaves many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents Alton and Virginia Wallace. Read More»

Irvin R. Vicknair, 84, of Peachtree City

Irvin R. Vicknair

Irvin "Irv" R. Vicknair, 84, a 38-year resident of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on August 28, 2014. "To make a long story short," he was born on August 3, 1930 in Norco, La. to Mr. and Mrs. Wilton D. Vicknair. He was the second born of three children, W.J. Vicknair and Sybil Vicknair Retif.

In December 1950, he married his beloved wife and sweetheart of 63 years, Eva Jane Goudeau of Baton Rouge before joining the Armed forces in 1951 and attending the Korean War. He returned to Baton Rouge in 1953 and began his 36-year career with Delta Airlines. Read More»

Evelyn Newton Pyke, age 79, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Evelyn Newton Pyke, age 79, of Fayetteville passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles B. Pyke, Sr. and is survived by her daughter, Anne Pyke Miller and her husband Kevin of Tyrone; son, Charles B. Pyke, Jr. and his wife Lane of McDonough; grandchildren, Brandon Charles Miller and his wife Jessica, Caitlin Marie Miller, Charles (Chad) B. Pyke, III, Chandler Robert Pyke, Emily Anne Miller; brother, Gene Newton and his wife Doris of Gay; sister, Joyce Newton Hutcheson and her husband Wayne of Senoia. Read More»

John Edward Crain, Jr., 69, of Fayetteville

John Edward Crain, Jr., 69, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014. He was a graduate of the University of Memphis and retired after 35 years with Pitney Bowes. Mr. Crain was a loving Papa to his girls.

He was preceded in death by his parents Verna & John E. Crain, Sr.; brother William Crain; and sisters Joanne Nellis, Carolyn McCormick, and Janet Crain. Read More»

Julia Brown, 93, of Fairburn

Mrs. Julia Brown, 93, of Fairburn, died August 31, 2014.

She was born January 19, 1921 in Tyrone, Ga. and was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Fairburn.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Beasley Brown. Read More»

Cynthia S. Albitus, 57, of Fayetteville

Cynthia S. Albitus, "Cindy," 57, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Cindy was born on June 24, 1957 in Frankfort, Ind., and grew up in Forest Park, Ga. For the past thirty-one years she has resided in Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by her father Melvin "Pete" Eaton; her step-father D. Ray Allgood; and her brother, Larry J. Eaton. Read More»

Patricia Rowell Daniel, 70, of Fayetteville

Patricia Rowell Daniel

Patricia Rowell Daniel, 70, of Fayetteville, passed away August 21, 2014.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lamar; daughters Dana Thornton and husband Kent and Elizabeth Barnett and husband Chris; grandchildren Joseph, Rebekah, Jacob, Sherman and Charlie; step-grandchildren Austin and Luke; brother Rudy Rowell and wife Robin, Pepper Rowell and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

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