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Mrs. Rebecca Ann Jackson of Tyrone

Mrs. Rebecca Ann Jackson of Tyrone passed away March 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Edwin (Ed) Jackson and is survived by her sons, Mike Jackson of Cartersville; Tim Jackson and his wife Linda of Athens; sisters, Hilda Pace of Newnan; Ruth Taylor of Athens; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11 o’clock in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Dr. Farren Roper officiating. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Gardens. Read More»

SCHS grad named 'Amazing Student' at UGA

Jill Turner, a 2007 graduate of Sandy Creek, was recently named an Amazing Student at the University of Georgia. She currently serves as the executive director of UGA’s chapter of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network and as the secretary-general of the Model United Nations Team. Outside of campus, she has interned in U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s office in Washington, D.C., where she helped to manage and maintain legislative correspondence, serve as the initial contact for constituents with requests and concerns, research a variety of topics for staffers, and aid overall office performances. Read More»

Mr. William “Dutch” Zeitschel, 85, of Fayetteville

Mr. William “Dutch” Zeitschel, 85, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on March 16, 2011.

Mr. Zeitschel was a very generous, loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather. He proudly served in the US Navy aboard the USS Niblack, where he was a Quartermaster 3rd class, and was awarded the Pacific Theater Award. Following his Navy career he worked for 39 years at Armco Steel as a Millwright. He always had a joke to tell, loved to travel and he enjoyed collecting coins and stamps. Read More»

Tona L. Spence, 72, of Fayetteville

Tona L. Spence, 72, of Fayetteville, died March 15, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Leftwich & Madeline Walters Leftwich.

She is survived by her son Greg Spence of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Brady Spence, Ansley Spence and Blake Spence all of Douglasville; sister Janice Green of Newnan; former husband Jimmy D. Spence of Newnan; and Aunt Nell Gresham of Atlanta.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Read More»

Joseph “Joe” A. Marsella, 74, Peachtree City

Joseph “Joe” A. Marsella, 74, a Peachtree City resident, formerly of Philadelphia, PA and New York died March 15, 2011.

Mr. Marsella was preceded in death by his son Kenneth Marsella.

Joe worked for Pan American Airline for 32 years, and also Delta Airlines. He also served his country in the U.S.A.F..

He was the beloved husband of Margaret, and loving father of Michele and son-in-law Stephen DeLuca; brother Anthony Marsella and his wife Julia; sister Loretta and her husband James Leo. Read More»

Mr. James Donald Odom, 90, of Tyrone

Mr. James Donald Odom, 90, of Tyrone, passed away on March 14, 2011.

Mr. Odom was a member of a Masonic Lodge. He is preceded in death by his son Harry Odom; great-grandchild Kirkland Scott; brother, Bill Odom; sisters Cleitus Smith and Helen Oliver. He is survived by his beloved wife Margie Odom; grandchild Michelle Scott and her husband Keith of Columbus; daughter-in-law Doneta Odom of Columbus ; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Abigail Scott, both of Columbus; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Elizabeth “Blondie” Swetmon, 87, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Elizabeth “Blondie” Swetmon, 87, of Christian City, formerly of East Point and Fayetteville, passed away on March 14, 2011.

Mrs. Swetmon was a very loving and generous person who never met a stranger. She was an adventurous lady who spent time outdoors, fishing and enjoyed reading. She adored her poodles, Beegee and Bo. She retired from Nabisco with over 43 years of dedicated service. Read More»

Juanita Kirkpatrick Wilhelm, 82, Peachtree City

Juanita Kirkpatrick Wilhelm, 82, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2011 in Peachtree City, GA after having been diagnosed with lung cancer in January of this year.

Juanita was born and raised in Paint Rock Valley, Alabama and had resided in Huntsville for the last nine years. She lived in Orlando, Florida from 1956-2002 with her husband of 56 years, George Brooks Wilhelm, who passed away in 2002. She was one of eight children born to the late Todd and Lessie Kirkpatrick of Trenton, Alabama. Read More»

Lily Lebby Marvin Smith, Peachtree City

Mrs. Lily Lebby Marvin Smith died at her residence on March 7, 2011. She was born in Charleston, SC on September 3, 1925, but had lived in Peachtree City for the last 22 years. Her parents and her two brothers predeceased her. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Herbert P. Smith. She also leaves her three daughters, Sarah Smith of Peachtree City, Karen (John) Harmon of Peachtree City, and Ginny (Peter) Pellegrinelli of Jacksonville, FL. She also leaves two devoted grandsons, Billy and Mike of Peachtree City.  Read More»

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville

Merline Plunkett McLain, M.D., 82, of Fayetteville, GA passed away March 7, 2011 at her daughter’s home. Merline was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Maurice McLain, M.D., a brother, L.J. Plunkett, Jr., M.D, and a sister, Mary Lou Myers. Read More»