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Mr. Bobby McWilliams, 78, of Sharpsburg

Mr. Bobby McWilliams, 78, of Sharpsburg, went to be with his Lord on May 14, 2011, surrounded by his loved ones at his home.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Whatley McWilliams.

He is survived by his daughter Diane & Eddie Morgan of Tyrone and his son Jimmy & Cindy Kelly of Tyrone; grandchildren David & Melissa Stapp, Courtney Morgan, Cassie Valentin, Michelle Bias, Tiffany Pate and David Scott Arrington; great-granddaughters Hayley Stapp and Jaelyn Bias. Read More»

Margo Jean Burnett, 50, of Loganville

Margo Jean Burnett, 50, of Loganville, passed away on May 12, 2011.

Mrs. Burnett was a loving wife and mother, and her two sons were her life. She worked at Wal-Mart for twoand a half years. She was a people person who was always willing to help others in any way possible. Her family remembers her as an encourager who always wanted them to do their best.

She is preceded in death by her father Eugene Lamar Thomas. Read More»

Ms. Betty Joe Howell, 86, of Fayetteville

Ms. Betty Joe Howell, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 12, 2011.

Ms. Howell was born on June 7, 1924 in Sycamore, GA, to the late Giles and Bessie Webb. During WWII, she served with the American Red Cross at Cochran Field in Macon, GA. She then married Buddy Howell of Fayetteville, GA. She was associated with the Cary Chapman Company and Dixie Bearings of Atlanta. She was a 60-year resident of Fayette County. Read More»

Mrs. Georgette Eva Rawlings, 100, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Georgette Eva Rawlings, 100, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 12, 2011.

Mrs. Rawlings is preceded in death by her husband Robert Bailey Rawlings, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Robert “Bob” Rawlings, III and his wife Jo Ann of Fayetteville; granddaughter Jennifer Ann Rawlings of Birmingham, AL; grandson Robert Rawlings, IV and his wife Emily of Nashville, TN; great-grandson Brayden Marcel Rawlings; sister Marcelle Brown of Topsham, ME; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Author pitches in for Bridget

Author pitches in for Bridget

Local Christian suspense author Debby Giusti will sign her latest book, “The Officer’s Secret,” May 19 to help raise funds for a kidney transplant for 9-year-old Bridget O’Connell (L). The signing will take place at Omega Book Center Thursday May 19 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and proceeds will assist O’Connell as she battles kidney disease and prepares for a coming transplant operation. Refreshments will be served and donations will be accepted. Photo/Special.

Acts of green at Western Elementary School Earth Day

Acts of green at Western Elementary School Earth Day

When it comes to environmental protection and sustainability, even little “acts of green” can make a huge difference. With that message in mind, and in conjunction with the Earth Day Network’s 2011 theme, “A Billion Acts of Green,” Coweta-Fayette EMC recently celebrated Earth Day by donating a bird feeder and seed to Western Elementary School in Newnan. Photo/Special.

Miss Clara, 104, gets her own day May 20

Miss Clara, 104, gets her own day May 20

Members of the Coweta County Commission during the May 5 meeting surrounded Clara Coleman Bates (seated in green) and a few of the members of her family after proclaiming May 20 as Miss Clara Day in Coweta County in celebration of her 104th birthday. A lifelong Coweta resident with four daughters, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren, Miss Clara attributed the blessings she has received during her life to God’s love and mercy. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Sandy Creek H.S.’s first principal, Mr. Kenneth “Wayne” Robinson, 62, of Fayetteville

Mr. Kenneth “Wayne” Robinson, 62, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

Mr. Robinson was an educator who began his career at Jonesboro High and moved to Russell High School in Fulton County; he later moved to North Clayton High and then to Fayette County High where he was an assistant principal. He took over as the principal of Sandy Creek High when the school opened. He became the executive director of secondary schools before becoming the assistant superintendent. Later, he took a position at the state board of education. Read More»

Mrs. Betty Jo Barnett, 80, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Betty Jo Barnett, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

Mrs. Barnett retired from Clayton County Board of Education after 30 years of dedicated service. She was a former council member for the city of Jonesboro and long-time member of Jonesboro First Baptist.

She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Barnett and her brother Ralph Stephens.

She is survived by her son Doug Barnett and his wife Peggy of Sharpsburg; grandchildren Zachary and Carson; brother Hubert Stephens of Marietta; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Paul Fleischer, 60, of Fayetteville

Mr. Paul Fleischer, 60, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 11, 2011.

His biggest contribution in life was his love for his family and he was a devoted family man.

He is survived by his wife Sandy Fleischer; daughter Stefanie “Brat” Fleischer of Fayetteville; son Rodney Fleischer and his wife Cathy of Concord; grandchildren Andrew and Natalie; mother Thelma Fleischer of Fayetteville; brother Michael Fleischer of Norcross. Read More»

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