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Sandra Dianne Wright, age 68

Mrs. Sandra "Sandi" Dianne Wright

Mrs. Sandra "Sandi" Dianne Wright, age 68, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at Sacred Journey Hospice.

Sandi was born Sept. 17, 1943 to the late Roy Norton Lashley and the late Oceil Virginia Harrison Lashley. Sandi was co-owner of Wright-Bilt Systems and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Jim Wright; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy Lesia and Tom Pyle, Debbie and Mark Martin; grandchildren J. Mark Martin, Tesia Martin Cook, T. J. Pyle, Tyler Pyle; great grandchild, Hunter Cook; sister, Selena Nelms Heald; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

George Talmadge Terry, 71, of Patterson

Mr. George Talmadge Terry, 71, of Patterson, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at his residence.

Born in Clarke County, Ga. on Oct. 18, 1940, he lived in Fayette County for many years before moving to Pierce County in 2003. He worked as a long-haul truck driver and also worked as a supervisor with the Atlanta Journal–Constitution.

Mr. Terry was a devout Georgia Bulldog fan and enjoyed sports of every kind.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, George Hardy & Doris Gaynell Huff Terry. Read More»

Roy Henson, 81, of Peachtree City

Roy Henson, 81, of Peachtree City, passed away on Oct. 12, 2011.

 Roy Henson will be remembered as a friend, family man, outdoorsman, and golfer.

 Born to Howard and Prudence Henson in Banks County, Ga.; Roy served in the Army Air Corp before becoming an Eastern Airlines Captain. 

 Roy moved his family to Peachtree City in 1968 and helped found the First Presbyterian Church. Last year, he celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary and his 80th birthday with his wife, Judy, family and friends. Read More»

Harold William Copeland, 86, of Fayetteville

Mr. Harold William Copeland, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on Oct. 20, 2011.

Mr. Copeland was born March 27, 1925, in Whitesburg, Ga.; his family later relocated to Coweta County in 1933.

In 1942, he graduated from Western High School. Mr. Copeland entered the US Navy in 1943 where he proudly served in the Asian Pacific Theater of Operations and was honorably discharged in 1947.

He worked for the Sperry Corp. & Norfolk Southern Railroad where he retired as a Chief Rail Test Officer. Read More»

Jane Esther Richards VanOrden, 78, Peachtree City

Jane Esther Richards VanOrden, 78, Peachtree City, Ga. died Oct. 20, 2011.

She was born June 14, 1933, the daughter of Carl and Esther Richards, and grew up in Grand Rapids, Mich. She attended and was a lifelong fan of the University of Michigan. Jane was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Peter H. VanOrden, and sister, Mary Faget . Read More»

Riley Neil Swicord, 50, of Peachtree City

Riley Neil Swicord, 50, of Peachtree City

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, Riley Neil Swicord, of Peachtree City, (formerly of Fayetteville, Ga. and Wedowee, Ala.) passed away at Southwest Christian Care, surrounded in love by family and friends. Riley was 50 years old and fought a brave and tenacious battle with brain cancer. He is now at peace.

Riley was born in Patuxent River, Md., and spent his youth in Fayetteville and Gay, Ga. Read More»

No formalities for this dinner

No formalities for this dinner

The weather Oct. 21 was perfect for an evening outdoors. And it was the perfect venue for Dinner on the Lawn, sponsored by Fayetteville Main Street. The leisurely dinner provided by The Olde Courthouse Tavern and was attended by friends and families set on an autumn evening of outdoor dining. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Choosing to live life

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

A minister was asked to do the funeral for a real rascal. A man approached him and said, “I know my brother was a lying, drunken cheat who ran around on his wife and never amounted to anything. But you will refer to him as a saint.” That was a tough assignment! The pastor knew both men were lying, drunken cheats. In fact, younger brother had a worse reputation than older brother.

Funeral time came, and the pastor decided to shoot straight. He said, “We all know this man was a horrible, no good, miserable low-life, but compared to his brother sitting over there, he was a saint!” Read More»

Get your famous ‘Perlieu Stew” at Bethany UMC this Saturday

Bethany United Methodist Church will offer its famous Perlieu Stew Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon until 5 p.m. or until the stew is sold out. Plates are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Pints of stew are $6 and quarts are $10. Read More»

Bible Express cover girl

Brianna Burton (far right)

Fayetteville resident Brianna Burton (far right) made the cover of the November issue of Bible Express magazine. Brianna is 11 years old and attends Fayette Middle School. This is her first cover. She will also appear in the January 2012 issue. Bible Express is a magazine focused on preteens and is a product of LifeWay Christian Resources (www.lifeway.com). Photo/Special.

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