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Betty Joyce Buehl, age 75, of Riverdale

Mrs. Betty Joyce Buehl, of Riverdale, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at the age of 75.

Mrs. Buehl was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many. She was a very generous person who was willing to assist others in their times of need, whether it was sitting with those who were ill or preparing special dishes for them in her kitchen. It’s said that she was an amazing cook, but she would very willingly clean up after others who chose to do the cooking for her.  Read More»

Gena Turner, 71, of Fayetteville

Gena Turner (Mary Eugenia Wright Turner), 71, of Fayetteville, Ga., went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 14, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with myelofibrosis and leukemia. She is preceded in death by her husband, John E. Turner, and by her parents, Martha Duke Wright and W. E. Wright, and a host of friends and relatives. Read More»

Lester Ray Duncan, 80, of Newnan

Mr. Lester Ray Duncan, 80, of Newnan, Ga., passed away on Sept. 14, 2011.

Mr. Duncan is a former resident of Lakewood Christian Manor. He retired from Genuine Auto Parts, where he worked as a parts delivery man.

Being an avid collector, he enjoyed increasing his collections of belt buckles, plates, guns and coins. Read More»

Target awards Hood Avenue with money for books

Target’s Alicia Green presents principal Julie Turner (center) and media specialist Laura Tant with the Books for Schools award accompanied by students (L-R) Sophia Galloway, Duncan Fortson, and Madeline Dunn. Photo/Special.

New books are on tap for the media center at Hood Avenue Primary thanks to a $500 Books for Schools award from the Fayetteville Target.
The school’s media specialist Laura Tant and principal Julie Turner accepted the award that Target has been giving to schools across the country as part of their goal of giving $1 billion to education and reading by 2015. It recognizes schools that foster a love of reading, and those that encourage children and their families to read together. Read More»

Carl Gilbert Threadgill, 91

Carl Gilbert Threadgill, (Retired Lieutenant Commander) age 91, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. Another of the Great Generation has left us.

He was born in Bullochville, Ga., to the late George Washington Threadgill, Sr. and Jewell Still Threadgill. He was the son of a Meriwether County farmer. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940 and served in World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars. Read More»

Hettie P. Lawson, 88

North Augusta, S.C. — Graveside Services for Mrs. Hettie Putt Lawson, 88, of North Augusta, S.C., who entered into rest Sept. 1, 2011, was conducted Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at 10 a.m. in Westover Memorial Park. Chaplain Dexter Lambert officiating.

Mrs. Lawson was a native of Baldwyn, Miss., a former resident of Peachtree City, Ga., having made North Augusta, S.C. her recent home. She was a member of the Peachtree City Christian Church, the Messenger Sunday School Class, the Dorcas Women’s Circle and a homemaker. Mrs. Lawson was the “Proud Army Wife” of the late CWO James W. Lawson, Sr. Read More»

Peachtree City school attains National Blue Ribbon status

Peachtree City Elementary Principal Kristin Berryman responds to cheers from students and staff after State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge presented her with a certificate recognizing the school’s National Blue Ribbon award. Photo/Special.

It is always good to receive an honor that is deserved and in the case of Peachtree City Elementary School the honor was one of national significance. The school was recently named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Read More»

Norman Cale, 78, of Sharpsburg

Norman Cale, 78, of Sharpsburg, Ga., passed away on Sept. 14, 2011. Norman was a graduate of the University of Alabama and served in the United States Marine Corps. An Eastern Airline captain and avid golfer, Norman had a great life and was well-loved by all who met him. He is preceded in death by his son Kent Cale.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Herndon Cale; daughters Karen Turner and Kelly Cale; son Kip Cale; stepson Todd Hale; stepdaughters Shannon Johnson, Branndan Vanegmond and grandchildren. Read More»

Floyd R. Baldree of Fayetteville

Mr. Floyd R. Baldree of Fayetteville passed away Sept. 12, 2011.  He is survived by his son, Randall Baldree of Fayetteville; daughters, Latrell Stone of Woodbury; Denise Scott and her husband, Ronnie of Newnan; Angela Yarber of Versaille, KY; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at 11 o'clock at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Waldrop officiating.  Interment followed at Camp Memorial Park. 

Those wishing may send an on-line condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com.  Read More»

Reuben Hewell Brown, 80, of Fayetteville

Mr. Reuben Hewell Brown, 80, of Williamson Ga., formerly of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on Sept. 13, 2011.

Mr. Brown proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on U.S. Haven, where he served as a medic. After 13 years, he retired from the Fayette County Board of Education. During that time, he oversaw the building of McIntosh High School, Booth Middle School and Sandy Creek High, as well as several others. 

He was a member of the “Cloud Dancers Radio Controlled AC Club”.  He was a loving husband and the best “Poppy” there has ever been. He was a true family man.  Read More»

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