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Face painting at Fayette's Relay for Life

Face painting at Fayette's Relay for Life

Senoia resident Sophie Lear (center front) got an unexpected treat April 29 at the Fayette County Relay for Life held this year at Falcon Field in Peachtree City when she and her family stopped in at a very colorful booth and walked away with a butterfly face painting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC announces plans for 2011 Memorial Day observance

Last year’s golf cart procession is led into City Hall/Library Plaza by the Civil Air Patrol color guard as members of the Sons of the American Revolution welcome them. Photo/Special.

Roy Mooney is a man who understands the importance of remembering history; on Memorial Day in Peachtree City this year, Mooney will share history that he lived as one of the few remaining survivors of the Day of Infamy, Pearl Harbor.

“The longest day of my life was December 7, 1941,” Roy Mooney recalls vividly, remembering how he narrowly survived the Japanese sneak attack that officially drew America into WWII. Mooney, now well into his 80s, is one of only about 30 known Pearl Harbor survivors in Georgia and less than 3,000 nationwide. Read More»

Ronald Michael “Mickey” Odom, 69, of Fayetteville

Ronald Michael “Mickey” Odom, 69, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Charles and Doris Catherine Chandler Odom and a brother, Tommie Lee Odom.

Mickey took pride in holding the oldest business license in Peachtree City for his barbershop, which his son operates. He was retired due to health, but very much enjoyed the time with family, especially, his grandsons. He served the United States Army Reserve as a Staff Sergeant. He was a member of Fayetteville Masonic lodge 711. Read More»

Mr. Thomas Howard Elliott, Sr., 55, of Fayetteville

Mr. Thomas Howard Elliott, Sr., 55, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 4, 2011 due to complications of ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Mr. Elliott was a loving father, devoted husband, dependable friend and a warrior in the fight against ALS. He retired after working 34 years with Delta Air Lines. He was an avid Studebaker aficionado and member of the North GA and National Studebaker Drivers Clubs and the Avanti Owners Association.

He is preceded in death by his first wife Cathy Brigmon Elliott; father Howard A. Elliott; sister Teresa Ann Elliott. Read More»

Louie Larry of Jonesboro

Mr. Louie Larry of Jonesboro passed away May 6, 2011. He is survived by his sons, Michael Larry and his wife Gina of LaGrange; Christopher Larry of Fayetteville; sisters, Pat King and her husband Mickey of Fayetteville; Sheila Chambers and her husband Mike of Palmetto; brothers, Ronnie Larry and his wife, Jackie of Stone Mountain; Tommy Larry and his wife, Terry of Gay; grandsons, Andrew Larry and Cameron Larry. Read More»

Mrs. Annie Elmina Moody, 103, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Annie Elmina Moody, 103, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 4, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband Comer Edward Moody and daughter Doris Patrick.

She is survived by her daughter Frances (Don) McKee; son Edward (Camille) Moody; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sister Ellen Moody; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Marvin Harold “Buss” Hill, 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Marvin Harold “Buss” Hill, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 3, 2011.

Mr. Hill proudly served in the U.S. Army and is a Veteran of WWII. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart Medal and a Bronze Star Medal.

He is preceded in death by his parents James Edward Hill and Emma Estelle Evans; eleven brothers and sisters. Read More»

Claudette S. Biggio, 78, formerly of Fayetteville

Claudette S. Biggio, 78, of Newnan, GA, formerly of Fayetteville, GA, passed away May 3, 2011.

Mrs. Biggio was born in Hoboken, NJ to John Colbert & Anna Marie Bulger Colbert.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jerome Biggio.

She is survived by her children John Biggio & wife Karen of Byron Center, Michigan, Barbara Komestat & husband David of Williamson, GA, Andrea Swartz & husband Scott of Newnan, GA; grandchildren Samuel, Amanda, Anna, Thailer, Bryson, Caleb and sister Julia Pettitt of Bethesda, MD. Read More»

Nancy Elizabeth Rickett Hancock, age 59, of Hampton

Nancy Elizabeth Rickett Hancock, age 59, of Hampton, died on May 2, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents Loyd and Elizabeth Rickett; brothers Ronald and Richard Rickett; and grandchild Lauren Hancock.

She is survived by her husband Billy Ray Hancock, Sr.; daughters Tina (Darrell) Rawlins of Hampton and Michelle (Brad) Sass of Hampton; son Billy Ray (Debi) Hancock, Jr. of Griffin; grandchildren Amber Rawlins; Emma Rawlins; Madison Sass; Mary Jane Sass; Emory Hancock; and Ella Rae Hancock, all of Hampton; and sister Cynthia Hunt of Clayton. Read More»

Gary Lee Weddington, 66, of Fayetteville

Gary Lee Weddington, 66, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away peacefully at his home May 2, 2011.

Born in Boaz, AL, Gary served our country in the United States Marine Corps and was self-employed as the owner of Weddington Drywall Service. He is affectionately known as “Paw” by his seven grandchildren and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, mother and ten siblings. Read More»

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