Obituaries

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, 86, of Fayetteville

Ms. Gertrude Wendling Shepard, age 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 29, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of many years, Howard Claxton Shepard.

She is survived by her sons, Howard N. Shepard of Fayetteville, GA and Robert W. Shepard of Gainesville, GA; also a granddaughter, Jacey Shepard of Cumming, GA. Read More»

Rashad J. Majeed, 30, Fayetteville

Rashad J. Majeed, 30, Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord on July 27, 2011.

He was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Fayetteville, GA. He attended elementary, middle and high school there. He liked music at an early age and played saxophone during middle school. He also developed a great singing voice but preferred to rap and became a rapper; calling himself ACAL, representing his California and Atlanta roots. He always enjoyed our holiday drives or flights to Arkansas or California to visit relatives. Read More»

Mrs. Lounell Johnson, 75, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lounell Johnson, age 75, of Fayetteville, passed away July 28, 2011, in the loving arms of her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Felton Johnson. Read More»

James William “Bill” Walker, 69, of Temple, Ga.

James William “Bill” Walker, 69, of Temple, Ga., passed away July 26, 2011.

Mr. Walker was born in Atlanta, Ga. He was the owner of Clayco Builders & East Clayton Cabinets. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Richard Walker and Buddy Walker. Read More»

Mike Hattaway of Senoia

Mr. Mike Hattaway of Senoia passed away on July 24, 2011. Mike was with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office for 31 years and is survived by his wife, Monica Sims Hattaway; daughters, Morgan and Mikaela Hattaway; mother, Shirley Hall of Union City; father, Bill Hattaway and his wife, Betty of Molena, GA; sisters, Amy Garmon and her husband Jeff of Milner, GA and Paula Richards and her husband, Manuel of Commerce, cousins, Scott Marchman, Kevin Marchman, Davey Todd, Chad Wallace and Uncle Butch. Read More»

Mr. Melvin L. Green, Jr., 78, of Senoia

Mr. Melvin L. Green, Jr., age 78, of Senoia, formerly of Fayette County, passed away on July 24, 2011.

He proudly served in the US Army. After 33 years of dedicated service, Mr. Green retired as a captain from Eastern Airlines. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Louis Green, Sr. and Margaret Nimmo Green. Read More»

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville

Hoke “Trey” Smith, III, 46, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away July 21, 2011.

He was a family man who loved his family and his job (Midas Auto Service). He was a great father and loyal friend. Read More»

Shirley Marie Kimbler, 85, of Peachtree City

Shirley Marie Kimbler, 85, Peachtree City, formerly Hillsboro OH, passed away surrounded by loved ones July 20, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Gladys Zink, brother Fred Zink, and sisters Mary Ann Buck and Freda Mae Roush. She retired from NCR in Peachtree City in 1992. Survivors include her husband George Kimbler; son Tim Kimbler Sr.; niece Patricia Roush; grandchildren Victoria Broccoli, Tim Kimbler Jr., Kayla Bruton, Louis Campese, Michelle Roush, Jeremy Bickford, Bradley Bickford, Sarah Spivey; and 13 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Mrs. Lucy H. Yancey, 89, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Lucy H. Yancey, 89, of Fayetteville, passed away July 20, 2011.

She was currently residing at Heritage Assisted Living in Fayetteville. Mrs. Yancey was born in Jacksonville, FL to John William Hosford & Roxia Thomas Hosford. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Tallahassee. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Yancey. Read More»

Mrs. Frances Voncile “Vonnie” Hilton, 75, of Jonesboro

Mrs. Frances Voncile “Vonnie” Hilton, 75, of Jonesboro, passed away on July 19, 2011.

Mrs. Hilton is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years James Andrew Hilton; sisters Grace Carolyn Shaw of Atlanta and Shirley Hilton of Stone Mountain; brother Robert Huckaby of Marietta; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the funeral home. Read More»

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