Obituaries

Tona L. Spence, 72, of Fayetteville

Tona L. Spence, 72, of Fayetteville, died March 15, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Leftwich & Madeline Walters Leftwich.

She is survived by her son Greg Spence of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Brady Spence, Ansley Spence and Blake Spence all of Douglasville; sister Janice Green of Newnan; former husband Jimmy D. Spence of Newnan; and Aunt Nell Gresham of Atlanta.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Read More»

Joseph “Joe” A. Marsella, 74, Peachtree City

Joseph “Joe” A. Marsella, 74, a Peachtree City resident, formerly of Philadelphia, PA and New York died March 15, 2011.

Mr. Marsella was preceded in death by his son Kenneth Marsella.

Joe worked for Pan American Airline for 32 years, and also Delta Airlines. He also served his country in the U.S.A.F..

He was the beloved husband of Margaret, and loving father of Michele and son-in-law Stephen DeLuca; brother Anthony Marsella and his wife Julia; sister Loretta and her husband James Leo. Read More»

Mr. James Donald Odom, 90, of Tyrone

Mr. James Donald Odom, 90, of Tyrone, passed away on March 14, 2011.

Mr. Odom was a member of a Masonic Lodge. He is preceded in death by his son Harry Odom; great-grandchild Kirkland Scott; brother, Bill Odom; sisters Cleitus Smith and Helen Oliver. He is survived by his beloved wife Margie Odom; grandchild Michelle Scott and her husband Keith of Columbus; daughter-in-law Doneta Odom of Columbus ; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Abigail Scott, both of Columbus; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Elizabeth “Blondie” Swetmon, 87, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Elizabeth “Blondie” Swetmon, 87, of Christian City, formerly of East Point and Fayetteville, passed away on March 14, 2011.

Mrs. Swetmon was a very loving and generous person who never met a stranger. She was an adventurous lady who spent time outdoors, fishing and enjoyed reading. She adored her poodles, Beegee and Bo. She retired from Nabisco with over 43 years of dedicated service. Read More»

Juanita Kirkpatrick Wilhelm, 82, Peachtree City

Juanita Kirkpatrick Wilhelm, 82, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2011 in Peachtree City, GA after having been diagnosed with lung cancer in January of this year.

Juanita was born and raised in Paint Rock Valley, Alabama and had resided in Huntsville for the last nine years. She lived in Orlando, Florida from 1956-2002 with her husband of 56 years, George Brooks Wilhelm, who passed away in 2002. She was one of eight children born to the late Todd and Lessie Kirkpatrick of Trenton, Alabama. Read More»

Lily Lebby Marvin Smith, Peachtree City

Mrs. Lily Lebby Marvin Smith died at her residence on March 7, 2011. She was born in Charleston, SC on September 3, 1925, but had lived in Peachtree City for the last 22 years. Her parents and her two brothers predeceased her. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Herbert P. Smith. She also leaves her three daughters, Sarah Smith of Peachtree City, Karen (John) Harmon of Peachtree City, and Ginny (Peter) Pellegrinelli of Jacksonville, FL. She also leaves two devoted grandsons, Billy and Mike of Peachtree City.  Read More»

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville, GA passed away March 7, 2011 at her daughter’s home. Merline was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Maurice McLain, M.D., a brother, L.J. Plunkett, Jr., M.D, and a sister, Mary Lou Myers. Read More»

Teresa Margaret Sheehan Eiswerth, 80, of Peachtree City

Teresa Margaret Sheehan Eiswerth, 80, of Peachtree City, GA died March 12, 2011. Born in Chicopee, MA and raised in Sunbury, PA, Terry was the oldest of four children of Thomas and Fanny Sheehan. Teresa graduated from Penn State University in 1951 with a degree in Education- Math and History. She settled in Bradfordwoods, PA with her husband, Edwin Eiswerth, and family. Read More»

Patricia Ann “Pat” Gunny, 69, formerly of Fayetteville

Patricia Ann “Pat” Gunny, 69, of Newnan, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away March 11, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Gunny retired from JC Penny after 35 years. She loved bird watching, especially hummingbirds. She also enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Gunny loved her grandchildren, dogs, and grand-dogs, and she especially loved her great-grandson Bentley. Read More»

Cheryl Lynn Dusenbury, 61, of Fayetteville

Cheryl Lynn Dusenbury, 61, of Fayetteville, died March 9, 2011.

She was employed by Coca-Cola for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents Olin and Ibera Howell, and her sister Carol Simon.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Russell Dusenbury; son Jody Dusenbury of Fayetteville; sister Kathy (Milton) Fisher of Fayetteville; loving nieces Laurie (Joey) Baker of McDonough and Kristy (Kim) Alley of Locust Grove, and several other nieces and nephews. Read More»

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