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Michael Carson Waters of Savannah

Michael Carson Waters, loving son of George C. and Rita B. Waters of Savannah, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, in Oxford, Ala. as the result of an automobile accident. He was 48.

He is also survived by his wife, Kim, and son, Carson whom he adored, of Hueytown, Ala., sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Bill Adcox, niece, Mary Katherine and nephews Alex, Andrew and Matthew Adcox, all of Peachtree City, Ga., and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Michael graduated from Benedictine Military Academy in Savannah in 1981, and the University of Georgia in 1986. Read More»

Tyler Harris, 24, of Peachtree City

Tyler Harris, 24, of Peachtree City, Ga., died Monday Sept. 5, 2011 as a result of a tragic drowning at Lake Sinclair.

He was born March 21, 1987 in Atlanta, Ga. the son of Kelly and Sandy Harris, the brother of Bradley Harris all of Peachtree City, Ga. and the grandson of Joan Harris of Albany, Ga. He is survived by a large, loving extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Read More»

Georgia Young of Peachtree City

Mrs. Georgia Young of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away Sept. 3, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Eugene Young and is survived by her daughter, Luellyn Young of Flowery Branch, Ga.; son, Eddy Young and his wife, Judy of Roswell, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeff Wall of Washington D.C.; Katie Hilburn and her husband Patrick of Chicago, Ill. Read More»

William Nathan Kay of Fayetteville

William Nathan Kay

Mr. William Nathan Kay of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Mabel Godfrey Kay and is survived by his wife Joyce Harris Kay; sister Betty Pierce and husband Harold; brother, Harlan Kay; nephew Ricky Pierce and wife Carolyn; aunts, Floyce and Robert Mitchell; Iver and Carl Smith; sister in-law Doris Harris; Mildred Langford and H; brother in-law, Vernon Harris and wife Ruby; nieces and nephews, Carley, Edward, Ann, Lynn, Skip, Libby, Ben, Mike, Jerome, Joyce Elaine, Hope, Denise, Debbie and Michele. Read More»

Alvin Mayfield, 98, of Tyrone

Mr. Alvin Mayfield, 98, of Tyrone, Ga. passed away Sept. 5, 2011. He was a lifelong member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, a retired civil servant at Fort Gillem and was a faithful and long time employee of Parrott Funeral Home and Herschel McDaniel Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his wife Johnnie Mae Mayfield, daughter Alvene Mayfield Grantham, and son Larry Mayfield. Read More»

Ruth Ann Adamek, age 68 of Newnan

  Mrs. Ruth Ann Adamek, 68, of Newnan, Ga,. passed away Aug. 29, 2011. She was born Feb. 20, 1943 in Bay City, Mich. and the daughter of Walter Knoerr & Ida Feinauer Knoerr.

Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother & sister who spent many years as a kindergarten teacher and a Mary Kay director.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Norma Schulz, brother Lyman Knoerr & sister-in-law Jeanne Peters. Read More»

Where were you when the towers fell? One man’s experience on 9/11

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Tuesday morning is major study time for me as I prepare for next Sunday’s message. On September 11, 2001, I was busy writing when our secretary rang me and said, “An airplane just crashed into the World Trade Center.”

I immediately turned the radio on and tuned into breaking news. Drawn into the news coverage, I totally lost my focus. When the second tower was hit, I had this sudden sense that I needed to go home and be with my wife. When I got home, she had no idea what was happening.

I turned on the TV, and said, “Our nation is being attacked.” Read More»

Bethany UMC members ready for big celebration this Sunday — 155 years

Historic Bethany United Methodist Church, one of the oldest churches in Fayette County, will celebrate 155 years of service to the community with a Homecoming celebration this Sunday, Sept. 18. Morning worship will be at 10:55 a.m. with lunch following. The Rev. Bruce Handy will deliver the sermon.

The event will also feature special singing. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a well-filled basket to share. Visitors and former members are encouraged to attend this historical event. Read More»

Goals for Landmark’s beginning seniors

Al Mead, associate pastor of sports and recreation at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville is shown with interim head of Landmark, Leanne Messer. Photo/Special.

Al Mead, associate pastor of sports and recreation at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, delivered the convocation address to the senior class of Landmark Christian School in Fairburn. He is shown with interim head of Landmark, Leanne Messer. Mead spoke to the class about courage in the face of adversity and encouraged them to intentionally pursue their God-ordained destinies. Mead is also the father of two Landmark alumni, Ashley (Class of 2006) and Monique (2009). Photo/Special.

NFUMC plans 5K run/walk, barbecue, craft fair

Registration is taking place for North Fayette United Methodist Church’s Fifth Annual “Find Your Way” 5K Run/Walk, set for Saturday Sept. 24, at 8 a.m., at 847 New Hope Road, Fayetteville.

A Craft/Flea Market and barbecue will be held after the 5K Run.

Registration for the event is $25 up to race day. The race will begin and end at the church.

The event is open to runners and walkers of all age groups.

This is an officially timed event, and will be held rain or shine. Runners start at 8:30 a.m. and walkers begin at 8:35 am. Winners in each category will receive a trophy. Read More»

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