COS to present children’s musical

“Operation Christmas Child,” this year’s children’s musical at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, is scheduled for Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Actors and singers are in grades 1-5, with the preschool Cherub Choir also participating.

Actors in leading roles include: Addie Ellison, Emily McDonald, Michael King, Davis Cover, Kieran Marland, Carson Robichaux, Trace Alford, Joshua Hiatt, and Ashleigh Shriner. Soloists will be Emily McDowell, Natalie Irvin and Victoria Taylor. Read More»

FFUMC: No Christmas Tour of Homes this year; concert, dinner, and auction planned instead

In place of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s (FFUMC) 2011 Tour of Homes, members will host a silent auction and dinner before the Candlelight Concert on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. This year marks the 12th performance of the Candlelight Concert featuring violinist Sonja Squires and pianist Rick Massengale.

Along with all of the great instrumentalists, the concert will feature vocalists Kristy Cline and Dr. Franklin Green. Read More»

Ron Clower class now in progress; will be offered again in January

Ron Clower, author of “Jesus Christ: Centerpiece of God’s Universe,” wrote his book after years of leading studies on that book of the Bible.

He is currently leading a Wednesday night study at Providence United Methodist Church, using his book as a resource and will offer the 12-week study again beginning January 11 at 6:30 p.m. Sign up for the study by emailing Leslie at

Providence is at 592 Bernhard Rd., Fayetteville in southern Fayette County between Redwine Road and Ga. Hwy 85. Call 770-719-8800 for more information.

Religion Briefs 11/22/11

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Luzio-Smola engagement

Krista Dana Luzio engaged to Evan Michael Smola

Martha Luzio of Park Ridge, Ill. announces the engagement of her daughter, Krista Dana Luzio, to Evan Michael Smola, son of Michael and Janet Smola of Tyrone.

The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Leon Luzio. She is a 2005 graduate of Butler University and a 2008 graduate of DePaul University College of Law. She is a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney in Chicago, Ill. Read More»

Hunter-Rich engagement

Amy Joy Hunter engaged to Jason Rich

Keith and Sheila Hunter of Tyrone announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Joy Hunter, to Jason Rich, son of Barry and Marge Rich of Manchester, Conn.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Vernon Mashburn and the late Mrs. Lorene Mashburn of Pineview, and Mrs. Marjorie Foskey of Hawkinsville. She is a graduate of Berry College with a B.A. in international studies and Spanish. She is currently an MBA candidate at the Georgia Tech Business School and works in business management in Atlanta. Read More»

Roundy-Minc engagement

Ronica An Roundy engaged to Michael Todd Minc

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Roundy of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Ronica An Roundy, to Michael Todd Minc, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Minc of Pensacola, Fla.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Ruth Roundy of Bear Creek, N.C. and the late W.T. Roundy, and of the late Mr. and Mrs. An Bo Ok of Seoul, South Korea.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Saul Minc of Boynton Beach, Fla. and George Nielson of Pensacola, Fla. and the late Jo Nielson.

A February 2012 wedding is planned.

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»