Obituaries

Robert Franklin Cauthen, 77

Robert Franklin Cauthen, 77, passed away on Oct. 9, 2011. 

He was a member of the U.S. Army and went to work for J.C. Penney's, where he later retired.

He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Cauthen of 54 years; daughters, Patti Howell and husband, Ervin of Sharpsburg, Ga.;  Cindy Brackett and husband, Daniel of Stockbridge, Ga.; 4 grandchildren; Courtney Grega, Carter Brackett, Caitlin Brackett and Michael Howell; brother, Hugh Cauthen of Gainesville, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.  Read More»

Helen Marie Slayton, age 100

Helen Marie Slayton, 100, passed away Oct. 9, 2011.

Survivors include daughter Jean Armbruster and her husband Kenneth; daughter Debra Kolster and her husband Richard; grandchildren Theodore Armbruster and his wife Shana Kane, Amy Kolster, and Laura Kolster. 

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to The Fayette County Humane Society at fayettehumane.org.

Helen Lorene Chitwood, age 90, of Peachtree

  Mrs. Helen Lorene Chitwood, of Peachtree City, passed away on Oct. 9, 2011, at the age of 90. 

Mrs. Chitwood is described as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who always made people feel welcome in her home. She was always pleasant to be around and never had anything bad to say about anyone, except when the Braves or Falcons did something she didn’t like. She was an avid sports fan and supporter who never missed one of her children’s games or activities and could sometimes be heard cheering down the street when her favorite teams were playing on the television. Read More»

Douglas Irvan Carson, 81, of Fayetteville

Douglas “Doug” Irvan Carson, 81, of Fayetteville, formerly of Lebanon, Tenn., passed away on Oct. 4, 2011. Petty Officer 3rd Class Machinist Mate Doug Carson proudly served on the USS Taussig, in the US Navy, during the Korean Conflict.  After 20 years of dedicated service, he retired from Lockheed Martin. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to fish and play golf. He was a family man who enjoyed spending time with those he loved. 

Mr. Carson is preceded in death by his son Timothy Don Carson.  Read More»

James Franklin Dietz, III, 64, of Peachtree City

James Franklin Dietz, III "Jim" 64, of Peachtree City, Ga., died Oct. 3, 2011.

He was born in Charlotte, N.C. to James Franklin Dietz, Sr. and Dorothy Jackson Dietz.

Mr. Dietz served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid golfer & awesome "grandpa."

He was preceded in death by his parents. Read More»

Dale W. Sweatman Jr., age 74, of Newnan

Mr. Dale W. Sweatman Jr., age 74, of Newnan, passed away Sept. 28, 2011.

He retired from Delta after 23 years of employment and was currently employed at the Clayton County Justice Center. Mr. Sweatman was a loyal member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a Mason for 50 years.    Read More»

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»

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