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Wright birth

William and Misty Wright of Sharpsburg announce the birth of their son, Sterlin Mattheu Wright, born at 3:59 p.m. on May 29, 2011, at Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge. He weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Charlie and Sharron Meszaros of Ellenwood and Bill and Sandy Wright of Augusta. Sterlin Mattheu was welcomed home by his big brother, Jordan.

Local residents enrolled at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Four Peachtree City residents are enrolled at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. They are Brandon Collins, Nathan Shepherd, Daniel Lee and Ryan Krisher. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City is well represented at one of the five Federal Academies, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, located on Long Island in Kings Point, New York. Read More»

Garlock signing books at PTC library Sunday

Terry Garlock was a Cobra helicopter gunship pilot in the Vietnam War. In December, 1969 he was shot down in a firefight. Garlock was disabled: trapped in the wreckage with a broken back and paralyzed legs. The enemy was nearby. Two fellow pilots, John Synowsky and Graham Stevens, risked their lives by landing to help Terry and his fellow crewmember, Ron Hefner.

Among his awards are the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Distinguished Flying Cross. Read More»

Gordon Lewis Haygood, age 70 of Fayetteville

Mr. Haygood was born in Acworth, GA on January 24th 1941 to the late Mr. James Thomas Haygood and Ms. Lorene Martin. He was preceded in death by his sister Ms. Imogene Wilkey.

Mr. Haygood is survived by his wife of 51 years Mrs. Julia E. Haygood and daughter Summer Haygood , both of Fayetteville. He is also survived by his brother Grady T. Haygood of McDonough, sister-in-law Nancy Smith of Mentone, Ala., God daughter Christine Cole of Fayetteville, special “granddaughter” Kera Parr of McDonough and many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Leona Rose Shedeak, 88, of Peachtree City

Leona Rose Shedeak, 88, of Peachtree City, GA passed away on June 15, 2011 surrounded by her three daughters and caregiver, Elba Espinosa. Read More»

Donna Ruth Yoder, 73, of Fayetteville

Donna Ruth Yoder, 73, of Fayetteville passed away June 18, 2011. She was a member of Harps Crossing Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters Robin Veld and her husband Daryl, of Mingo, IA, Lori Loewer and her husband Dennis of Fayetteville, and Gayle Yoder of Woodland, CA; grandchildren Seth, Sean, Nathan, Natlie, Shelby, Shane, Kimberly, and Kevin.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Fayetteville Chapel with Pastor Ken Helms officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Read More»

Mildred Maroney Pope, 73, of Fayetteville

Mildred Maroney Pope, 73, of Fayetteville passed away June 17, 2011.

Mrs. Pope was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas T. Pope.

Survivors include daughter Andrea Camp; grandson Jordan Camp; sisters Barbara Reid and Sue Rogers.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, June 20, 2011 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Fayetteville Chapel with Pastor Mike Kofhal and Pastor Larry Hammock officiating. The burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Read More»

Harold E. Barnett, 74, of Fayetteville

Harold E. Barnett, 74, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on June 16, 2011.

He was born in Atlanta, GA on July 27, 1936 to the late Thomas S. and Annie Lou Barnett. He served 2 years in the US Marine Corps and 3 years in the US Army. He was a member of the sheet metal workers of Amer Local 85. He retired from BH&W Sheet Metal Co. after 35 years. He grew up in Hapeville, GA, living in Fayetteville GA the last 35 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.

Harold was preceded in death by his wife Mary Barnett and his brother Tom Barnett. Read More»

Mrs. Kathleen “Kay” Rochelle Sharp, 44, of Senoia

Mrs. Kathleen “Kay” Rochelle Sharp, of Senoia, passed away on June 16, 2011 following a valiant battle with cancer at the age of 44.

She was a loving wife, daughter and sister, who was extremely kind, caring and faithful. She was a member of Gracepointe Church and is described as a “Woman of faith,” one who harbored no anger and was always quick to forgive. Kay graduated from Riverdale High School in 1985, before beginning a 13-year career with Chick-fil-A at their corporate headquarters.

She is preceded in death by her father Charles Davis. Read More»

Genevieve Oddo, 94, of Fayetteville

Genevieve Oddo, 94, long-time resident of Fayette County, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, June 12, 2011. Read More»