Douglas Roscoe Gilmore, 69, of Fayetteville

Mr. Douglas Roscoe Gilmore, 69, of Fayetteville, formerly of Forest Park, passed away on Nov. 21, 2011.

Mr. Gilmore proudly worked for Eastern Air Lines for 25 years, and later drove trucks for Allied Transport and Consolidated Freight.

He was a kind-hearted man, who loved his cats and cars. Often characterized as one who never sat around, he loved being outdoors and was an avid train collector and photographer.

Mr. Gilmore is preceded in death by his dad Elbert David William Gilmore. Read More»

Robert Lloyd Howard, age 85, of Fayetteville

Robert Lloyd Howard

Robert Lloyd Howard, age 85, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on Nov. 18, 2011.

Mr. Howard was born in Shiloh, Ga. on Aug. 25, 1926 to Stephen Edgar Howard and Mattie Ellen Burden Howard.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Buvenia Parrott Howard of Fayetteville, Ga.; his devoted daughter Robin Howard Brooks and his precious granddaughter Victoria Katelyn Brooks of Fayetteville, Ga.

Robert worked in the food service industry and retired from the Georgia World Congress Center.

He was a proud veteran of the US Navy serving in the South Pacific during WWII. Read More»

Edward Carl Stoner, Master Chief Petty Officer, Ret.

Edward Carl Stoner, Master Chief Petty Officer, Ret, Nov. 15, 2011, a little after 9 p.m. We lost a great man.

He was a great father, grandfather, friend and husband. He was loved by all. He had so much kindness and compassion, he opened his heart up to so many, and he considers everyone to be family. We were blessed to have such a great man in our lives. We will miss you and you will be forever in our hearts. Find that northern star, sail straight and true and on 'til dawn. Goodbye for now Ole' Salt. Read More»

Enide B. Watson, age 66, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Enide B. Watson, age 66, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 with her family.

She was born in Greenville, S.C., daughter of the late William Monroe Bolding and the late Florence Nellie Farmer. She was a retired bookkeeper at Christian City.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Alton Watson of Fayetteville, Ga., son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Kim Watson of Fayetteville, Ga., daughter Darcy Watson of Fayetteville, Ga., grandson, Jordan Watson of Fayetteville, Ga., and sister and brother-in-law Emma and Robert F. Smith of Suwanee, Ga. Read More»

Helping to keep PTC clean

Helping to keep PTC clean

A group of volunteers from the Peachtree City Youth Council participated in a cart path clean-up day Nov. 12 around City Hall and Lake Peachtree including, from left, Lydia Garlits, Lauren Darvas and Ivy Nyo. The Youth Council has committed to cleaning the area the second Saturday of every month. For more information on the PTC Youth Council, contact Art Sivertsen at 770-631-2525. Photo/Special.

Landmark’s inaugural Key Club members

Landmark’s inaugural Key Club members

On Nov. 7, Landmark Christian School held its Key Club Charter Ceremony. Sponsored by the Peachtree City Kiwanis Club, Landmark inducted its first members and slate of officers. Pictured in the center is Harold Chapline, president of the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City. To his left is James Roberson, president of the Key Club at Landmark Christian School. The others pictured are various Kiwanis and Key Club representatives. Photo/Special.

Tyrone’s ClearWater Academy students participate in ‘Rachel’s Challenge’

Tyrone’s ClearWater Academy students participate in ‘Rachel’s Challenge’

ClearWater Academy students contributed 160 acts of kindness and compassion in support of “Rachel’s Challenge,” a foundation created in honor of Rachel Scott, the first person to lose her life at Columbine High School in April 1999. From raking lawns to helping siblings, ClearWater students were part of the largest chain of kindness and compassion, featuring acts of kindness from schools and organizations throughout the state. Paper chains were assembled at the Georgia Dome on Nov. 11 with each link representing an act of kindness or compassion by students. Read More»

Boy, 11, uses his birthday to honor veterans

Boy, 11, uses his birthday to honor veterans

Chad Fryer, Jr. (L) extends a hand to his long-time friend and former Fayette County resident Sgt. Tim Peavy, who is stationed at Ft. Campbell, Ken. Chad celebrated his 11th birthday on Nov. 11 and, in recognition of Veterans Day, he wanted to use the occasion to honor members of the military. Chad’s yard off Ellison Road was packed with more than 150 people, a wealth of flags and, of course, the other guest of honor. “I’ve known him forever,” Chad said of Peavy. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Larry Michael Gillespie of Peachtree City

Mr. Larry Michael Gillespie of Peachtree City passed away Nov. 16, 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle Gillespie; mother, Barbara Broyles and her husband, Bill of Ocala, Fla.; children, Terri Gillespie, James Gillespie, Hannah Gillespie, all of Peachtree City; sisters, Cathy Reisner of Ocala, Fla.; Ginger Hall and her husband Mike of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Mark Broyles and his wife, Deann of Anthony, Fla.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Peachtree City with Rev. Norris Blount officiating. Read More»

Bollywood arrives in Senoia

Bollywood arrives in Senoia

The Earth, Wind and Veils dance troupe from Rachel’s Dance Connection in Peachtree City/Sharpsburg were the highlight of the evening on Nov. 12 for the Senoia Area Historical Society Annual Auction. The Bollywood theme was accentuated by dancers (front, from left) Patti Lee and Alexis Say and (rear, from left) Marlene Peguero and Ilene Peguero. Auction items included art work, collectibles and dance lessons. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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