Whitewater senior, other Heritage Christian members head for Haiti

Graham Geyer, Whitewater High School senior, with the children of Haiti. Geyer and others from Heritage Christian in Fayetteville, traveled to Haiti as a pre-mission scouting trip. Photo/Special.

Despite the U.S. State Departments travel warnings about Haiti, Whitewater High senior Graham Geyer decided not to let the warnings deter his spring break plans. Geyer along with four adults from the Fayette County area traveled to Port-au-Prince as part of a fact-finding mission for an upcoming mission trip in June.

“We went there to visit the orphanage and see the “tent city” we are going to be working at in June,” Geyer said, “The orphanage has 120 children and about half of the kids have mild to severe disabilities and the tent city is filled with children. It’s very sad.” Read More»

SUMC, Optimists provide aid for Meriwether disaster victims

The Rev. Nathaniel Long of Senoia UMC hands a box of “Cuties” citrus fruit to Tony Bell of the Senoia Optimist Club. Food and supplies were delivered to the Manchester First UMC for Meriwether County disaster victims. Photo/Special.

Senoia United Methodist Church and the Senoia Optimist Club have turned their energies to helping the children and youth effected by the latest series of harsh weather.

Taking direction from Manchester First United Methodist Church, the two groups have combined their resources. The Senoia Optimist Club provided the funds to purchase the supplies to fee 400 students at Mountain View Elementary School outside Manchester. The school is gone but all students were receiving free breakfast and lunch due to the poverty level in this particular area. Read More»

Religion Briefs 05/18/11

Georgia Singers concert is May 22
Georgia Singers spring concert will be held this Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City. The concert is free. Georgia Singers is a community choral organization for women from grades 7 through college-age and beyond, under the direction of nationally recognized conductor, Dr. Franklin Green and accompanied by Rick Massengale. First Presbyterian is on Willowbend Road just off Ga. Highway. 54 in the heart of Peachtree City.

Brooks UMC plans blood drive May 23 Read More»

Piester-Demerly engagement

Jessica Lynne Piester engaged to Adam Ross Demerly

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Piester of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynne Piester, to Adam Ross Demerly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Demerly of Lawrenceville.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Piester of Chatham, N.Y., and Helen Hartman of Morgantown, Pa., and the late Robert Hartman. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science. She currently is employed by the University of Georgia as a lab technician and will be starting her master’s for science education in the fall. Read More»

Rickie Lamar Davis, age 53

Mr. Rickie Lamar Davis, age 53 of Brooks, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Davis was born on October 27, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Sylvester Davis and the late Mary Peters Davis. He was also preceded in death by his brother Harry Davis.

Survivors include his brothers and sister-in-law, Gene and Judy Davis, Vester Davis; sisters and brother-in-law, Sue Gardner, Judy and Ralph Porter; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Johnny N. Head, 73, of Peachtree City

Johnny N. Head, 73, of Peachtree City, died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

He was born in Jacksonville, FL on February 25, 1938. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served four years as an electrical engineer. Upon leaving the Air Force, he went into the pre-stressed concrete business where he remained until retirement. Read More»

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»

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