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Mr. Ralph Franklin Cody, 72, of Newnan

Mr. Ralph Franklin Cody, 72, of Newnan, died on July 9, 2011.

Mr. Cody is preceded in death by his daughter Donna Lee Cody; parents William Ralph Cody and Theodosia Edenfield; brother, Herbert Cody. Read More»

Mr. Walter Allie Ponder, Sr., 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Walter Allie Ponder, Sr., 92, of Fayetteville, formerly of East Point, died on July 8, 2011.

Mr. Ponder proudly served East Point for 25 years, from 1963 – 1988. He served as City Councilman for 20 years and as Mayor for 8 years. He was a longtime member of Fayetteville Christian Church and the Lamplighters Sunday school class. He was a 33 degree Mason and was a 50-year member of the East Point Masonic Lodge. Read More»

Ernest Clain Bannister, 89, of Fayetteville

Ernest Clain Bannister, 89, of Fayetteville, died July 8, 2011.

He was born August 10, 1921 in Pickens County, Georgia, the fifth son of the late Rufus and Ida Bannister.

He was preceded in death by first wife Rosalene Fletcher Bannister; parents; four brothers, Broughton, Alman, Linc and Rex Bannister.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joyce Tate Bannister; brother-in-law Bill Tate of Sharpsburg, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Janice and Joe Lynch of Fayetteville; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Read More»

F’ville 1st Baptist’s Venture Crew 100 canoes across Canadian wilderness

Top row (standing): Rusty Wood, Andrea Wood, Emily Wood, Chandler Hadley, Timothy Lindsey, David Harbin, Tony McWaters, Julie-Ann Logan. Bottom row (kneeling): Daniel Harbin, Katie Wood, Hollie McWaters, David McWaters. Photo/Special.

On June 22, Venture Crew 100 of Fayetteville, chartered by Fayetteville First Baptist Church, undertook an adventure. They were to embark on a canoeing journey covering 143 miles of Canadian wilderness. Read More»

Family, friends marvel at Ory Stoker’s spirit after crippling dive

Life can change in a moment.

Gregory Stoker, 31, known as Ory to his friends and coworkers, was playing with some kids by a pool at a family reunion in Thomasville on June 25. The kids were chasing him with water balloons and Stoker dove into the water and did not immediately resurface.

“He was blue, he wasn’t breathing and my sister did CPR while we called 9-1-1,” said Stoker’s mother, Kathryn. “He told me he remembers hitting the bottom and realizing he couldn’t move before everything went white.” Read More»

Good citizens

Good citizens

Representative Matt Ramsey spoke to over 250 Fayette County Cub Scouts during their week-long day camp on the grounds of Providence Methodist Church. He talked to the boys about how to be a good citizen in our community. In the back row, from left, are Christian Dunn, Dylan Yost, Maxwell Meyhoefer, Brady Meyer, Rep. Matt Ramsey, Brendan Lane, Grant Nugent, Max Zappendorf. In the front row are Matthew Hyle, Alex Drouillard, Aaron Alford, William Fry, Michael Heatherly, Matthew Craig, Anthony Cortes, and Jonathan Brown. Photo/Special.

Howard Legg, 82, of Fayetteville

Howard Legg, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 5, 2011.

He served his country as a member of the US Air Force. He was a 50-year member of Plumbers-Steamfitters Local #72.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois Christine Legg of Fayetteville; daughter Judy White of Fayetteville; son Tony Legg and his wife, Lea James of Newnan; grandchildren Kristy Johnston, Michael White & Michael Legg; two great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Read More»

Catherine Wallace Bartlett, 91, of Fayetteville

Catherine Wallace Bartlett, age 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2011 in Moultrie, GA.

She was a long-time resident of Fayette County, where she was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church, and was director of WMU and leader for Acteens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren H. Bartlett.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne “Sue” Bartlett Wayda of Moultrie, GA; grandchildren, Caitlyn Wayda, Dalton Smith and Harlie Smith; great-grandchildren, Mya Faith Young, Avery Michael Cochran and Warren Alexander Ray; also, nieces and nephews. Read More»

Summer slump doesn’t stop summer service

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These summer months may be vacation season for church members who are in and out of town and in and out of church. Church attendance may dip, but these aren’t the lazy days of summer for folks who participate in the missions opportunities that summertime brings.

Our summer at McDonough Road Baptist always starts with Vacation Bible School. This year our theme was “Big Apple Adventure” as we connected faith to life. Five days of Bible teaching, crafts, music, and missions stories culminated with Vacation Bible School Sunday on June 12. Read More»

Summer mission

 Standing at the entrance are, front row, (L-R),  Dara Dyer, Winnie Mask, Maddi Poff, and Pete Smith. Back row (L-R), Carolene Thames, Cathy Kinsey, Debbi Smith, Robin Austin, Phyllis Morgan, Lexi Smith, Logan McMillin, Julie Herbert, Jonnie Hale, Sammie Simmons, Jackie Weldon, Karol Smith, Daran Paden, and Debi Paden. Photo/Special.

Volunteers from McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville served at Camp Hawkins in Mount Airy, Ga., June 21-26. Camp Hawkins is a ministry of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries. Standing at the entrance are, front row, (L-R), Dara Dyer, Winnie Mask, Maddi Poff, and Pete Smith. Back row (L-R), Carolene Thames, Cathy Kinsey, Debbi Smith, Robin Austin, Phyllis Morgan, Lexi Smith, Logan McMillin, Julie Herbert, Jonnie Hale, Sammie Simmons, Jackie Weldon, Karol Smith, Daran Paden, and Debi Paden. Photo/Special.

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