Obituaries

Myrtle Ballard Beckom, 81, of Fayetteville

Myrtle Ballard Beckom, 81, of Fayetteville, died May 26, 2011.

Ms. Beckom was a long-time resident of Fayette County.

She is survived by her son James Beckom, Jr. and his wife Anita of Tyrone; grandchildren Tiffany Ferenzey, Victoria Beckom and Tabitha Beckom, all of Fayette County; sisters Hazel Ballard of Newnan, Patricia Sheffield of Fayetteville; brother Jack Ballard and his wife Dene of Hampton; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Richard Michael Deraney, Sr., 58, of Fayetteville

Mr. Richard Michael Deraney, Sr., long-time resident of Fayetteville, passed away May 27, 2011.

Mr. Deraney was born in Atlanta, GA on August 31, 1952 to the late Joseph A. Deraney, Sr. and Mable Lewis Deraney. He was a graduate of Troy State University and worked for Delta Airlines for nearly thirty years. Mr. Deraney's life was dedicated to his family and the many sports and musical events they pursued. Read More»

Mr. Ronald L. Parham, of Fayetteville

Mr. Ronald L. Parham, of Fayetteville, died May 28, 2011.

He retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of service. He was an active member of the UAW, holding several positions, including chairman for 8 years. After retirement he opened his own locksmith business. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church and Riverdale Masonic Lodge #709.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Shelba Russell Parham, his parents J.C. & Nora Parham of Elbert County, and his sister Betsy Burden. Read More»

Mr. Bobbie Don Peacock, Sr., 77, of Peachtree City

Mr. Bobbie Don Peacock, Sr., 77, of Peachtree City, GA passed away May 24, 2011.

He was born in Soperton, GA, the son of the late William Thomas & Sara Irene Tyson Peacock. Mr. Peacock served his country in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was the owner/operator of M.A. Industries in Peachtree City, GA and an inventor. Mr. Peacock was a member of the Tyrone Masonic Lodge #644 F&AM, a Shriner and a member of the Fayette Shrine Club.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Deri Peacock Adams. Read More»

Mr. Talmadge Lamar Williams, 83, of Fayetteville

Mr. Talmadge Lamar Williams, 83, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 22, 2011.

Mr. Williams retired from American Homes Products after 26 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed woodworking, playing his guitar and sketching and was also a member of McDonough Road Baptist Church for 38 years. Read More»

Barbara Mucklow, of Crete, Ill.

Barbara Mucklow, of Crete, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 21st in Peachtree City while visiting her family for the winter.

She is survived by one sister, Pat Beitelshees of Elkhart, IN. Barbara is also survived by daughters Nancy (James) Knauff of Peachtree City, GA and Patricia Mucklow (Patrick Slivka) of Homewood, IL and one son, Robert (Priscilla) of Peachtree City, GA.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren:James (Aimee) Stevens, Michelle (Alex) McGee , Molly Slivka, Andrew Slivka, Rachel Read More»

Billy Ferrell Bland, 76, of Fayetteville

Billy Ferrell Bland, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away May 20, 2011.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Carol Bland; sons Mark Bland of Yatesville, GA, Richie Bland of Griffin, and Curt Bland of Fayetteville; daughter Kimberly Oliver of Fayetteville; grandchildren Rhonda, Kandace, Dustin, Karrisse, Stevie, Kelsea, Daylie, and Marshall; 6 great grandchildren; brother C.A. Bland Jr. of Savannah, GA ; and also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Mr. Melvin “Unce” Franklin Hestley, 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Melvin “Unce” Franklin Hestley, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 17, 2011.

Mr. Hestley proudly served in the U.S. Army as an artillery mechanic and was a veteran of WWII. He loved to read, fish and had many other interests and was a friend to many. He was a long-time active member of the Masonic Lodge 82 and served as Past District Master of his lodge.

He is preceded in death by his wife Bina Loyless Hestley. Read More»

Williams F. Smith, 78, Fayetteville

Williams F. Smith, 78, died May 17, 2011 after a tiresome battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday May 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Bill had a colorful 35 year career with Delta Air Lines working in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Frankfurt Stuttgart Amsterdam and Denmark.

Memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association Georgia Chapter at www.ALSAGA.org.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home – www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Mary E. Ellinas, 88, of Fayetteville

Mary E. Ellinas, 88, of Fayetteville, GA passed away May 17, 2011.

She was a member of St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City.

Mrs. Ellinas is survived by her daughter Eva Sarantis of Fayetteville; son John Ellinas & wife Jeanie of Peachtree City; grandchildren Stephen & Jackie Sarantis, Angeline & Kristopher Meadows, Emanual & Valerie Ellinas, Mike & Lora Ellinas, Andy Ellinas; great granddaughter Isabella Ellinas along with nieces & nephews and extended family. Read More»