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Religion Briefs 09/07//11

Open Door youth plan car wash Saturday
The youth at Open Door Baptist Church in Senoia will have a car wash this Saturday, Sept. 10, starting at 9 a.m. at McDonald’s on the corner of Ga. Highway 85 and Ga. Highway 16 in Senoia. Donations are welcome.

Youth will be featured Sunday at Nativity Read More»

Haywood L. Freeman, 59, of Newnan

Haywood L. Freeman, 59, of Newnan departed his life on September 3, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born March 13, 1952 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Mrs. Jessie L. Freeman Whatley and the late Mr. Charlie Freeman.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, John C. Whatley.

John was a member of The Dent Chapel A. M. E. Church until his death. He was educated in the Coweta County School System, attending Westside Elementary School and Central High School. Read More»

Louise Dickinson Webb, 58, of Fayetteville

Louise Dickinson Webb, 58, beloved wife of Bill, died September 3, 2011 of complications from ovarian cancer.

She was born on May 5, 1953 to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob McGavock Dickinson, III of Nashville, TN. She graduated from the Harpeth Hall School in 1971 and from the University of Tennessee with a BA in 1975.

She is preceded in death by her father and brother, Jacob McGavock Dickinson, III and IV. Read More»

Louis M.E. Thys, 87, Peachtree City

Louis M.E. Thys, age 87, died Sunday September 4, 2011 at Ashley Glen Assisted Living Center in Peachtree City, GA.

He was born in Bandung, Indonesia, the son of Mathias Thijs and Mathilda (Hijmans) Thijs.

He is survived by six children; Yvonne Marvel, Frank Thijs, Joyce Pilch, Wil Thijs and Lilian Thijs; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers and four sisters. Read More»

Rex Howard Fowler, 80, of Fayetteville

Rex Howard Fowler, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away on September 2, 2011.

Mr. Fowler was a 14-year member of Inman United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. He retired from FAA as an Air Traffic Controller. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of Kiwanis and enjoyed working with the Little League and Boy Scouts in Fayette County. He loved to study WWII history and worked as a Docent at the Carter Center for 15 years. Read More»

Colonel David McCracken of Tyrone

Colonel David McCracken (United States Army Reserves) of Tyrone passed away September 2, 2011.

He is survived by his wife Tammy McCracken of Tyrone; children, Tyler Hindley of Ft. Bragg, NC; Connor McCracken of Tyrone; Maitlin McCracken of Tyrone; parents, Theo and Laura McCracken of New Castle, PA; siblings, Sharon Campbell; T.O. McCracken; Tressy Collins; Donna Domhoff; Laurie Mondlak; Peter Jambon and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Ray Oliver Coogler, 65, of Sharpsburg

Ray Oliver Coogler, 65, of Sharpsburg, passed away on September 1, 2011.

Mr. Coogler proudly served in the US Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from Atlanta Dairies as a milk distributor.

He is preceded in death by his father Oliver Coogler. Read More»

YMCA helps develop budding Picassos

YMCA helps develop budding Picassos

"Little Picasso" classes will be taught at Newnan's Summit Family YMCA Friday
mornings, 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30. This parent and child class
will introduce children to the color wheel through artistic activities. Children
will paint, use clay and learn about primary colors, artists and techniques with
the Y's certified art teacher. Practicing for the classes are (from left)
Chase, three-year-old son of Tarita and Robert Hamman; Aspyn, four-year-old
daughter of Zaida and Joe Sousa; and Katie, two-year-old daughter of John and Read More»

Backpack Buddies begin second year helping kids

Vineyard Community Church volunteers assemble breakfast and lunch backpacks. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Backpack Buddies at Vineyard Community Church are at it again this year. Now in their second year, the church group has added the income-eligible students at a third Coweta County elementary school to be recipients of free weekend breakfasts and lunches.

Backpack Buddies coordinator April Anderson said the effort that began last year has grown to the extent that in-need students from a third elementary school have been added to the effort, adding that the group is trying to amass enough support to include a fourth school this year. Read More»

Mary Lois Clark Davis, age 85

Mary Lois Clark Davis

Mary Lois Clark Davis was born in McKeesport, Pa., on April 19, 1926, and died after a brief illness on Aug. 25, 2011.

She grew up in the greater Pittsburgh area and graduated from McKeesport High School in 1944. The date was June 6, 1944, to be exact--D-Day, and that event which overshadowed her transition from high school to college had a profound effect on her life as it did so many of “The Greatest Generation." Read More»