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Edgar "Buck" Johnson, 91, of Peachtree City

Edgar "Buck" Johnson, 91, of Peachtree City, passed away on January 25, 2011.

He was predeceased in death by his wife, Vivian Johnson. Buck was born in Burkburnett, Texas to the late Mr. Murray Noel Johnson and Mrs. Eunice Melissa Patton Johnson and had been a resident of Peachtree City since 2005.

Buck was a veteran of the United State Marine Corps, serving as a member of the Machine Gun Crew 604 in World War II receiving an honorable discharge in January 1946. Upon leaving the Marines, Buck worked for various companies in the Texas oil industry. Read More»

Starr’s Mill grad selected as Sailor of the Day

Commanding Officer, CPT D.L. Mewborne, US NAVY of the USS Enterprise, CVN-65, L, and Naval Air Crewman Benjamin Latham. Photo/Special.

Benjamin Latham, a Naval Air Crewman–Rescue Swimmer 3rd Class from Peachtree City, was recently selected as Sailor of the Day. He is currently attached to the USS Enterprise on a six-month deployment.

Latham, assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11, joined the Navy three years ago to carry on his family’s military heritage and have a job he can put a great deal of pride and professionalism into.

To Latham, the most rewarding aspect of his job is knowing that on a daily basis people’s lives may depend on how well he can perform his duties. Read More»

Emily Bradberry named Miss Whitewater 2011

 From left are Taylor Martinez, Emily Bradberry, and Ginny Nicholson. Photo/Turner PhotoDesign.

Emily Bradberry was crowned Miss Whitewater 2011 on Jan. 29, 2011. She earned the title and a $1,000 scholarship from the Whitewater High School Choral Department.

Taylor Martinez was selected as the first runner-up and received a $500 scholarship. Ginny Nicholson was chosen as second runner-up and given a $250 scholarship.

Thirty-six young women competed for the crown. The competition was held over a three-day period cumulating in the announcement of the winners on Saturday evening. Read More»

Mrs. Ann Josephine Summers Lee, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Ann Josephine Summers Lee of Senoia, GA, formerly of Fayetteville, GA, died February 1, 2011.

Mrs. Lee was a member of the Turin United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Phillips Lee.

She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis Hall and her husband Jimmy of Sharpsburg; Marian Joy Lee of Senoia; grandson, Charley Hall of Sharpsburg; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Virginia Letteer Rollick, 96, of Fayetteville

Virginia Letteer Rollick, 96, of Fayetteville, GA died January 31, 2011.

Mrs. Rollick was married to the late Walter Rollick, Sr. for 60 years. She attended Young Harris College, was an outstanding pianist & piano teacher. Mrs. Rollick was preceded in death by parents Lyle LeRoy and Ella Beusse Letteer, husband Walter Rollick, Sr. and sons Carlton Rollick & Walter Rollick, Jr.

Mrs. Rollick is survived by daughters Melissa Lawrimore and husband Garry of Fayetteville, GA, Dianne Collier of Atlanta, GA ; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren & sister Mrs. Carolyn Drees of Utah . Read More»

Catherine Ida Rudy, 94, of Peachtree City

Catherine Ida Rudy, 94, of Peachtree City, passed away January 31, 2011.

Mrs. Rudy was a graduate of M.B. Johnson School of Nursing in Elyria, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Rudy. Read More»

Communications guide — just in time for Valentine’s Day

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A wife returned home from work and found her husband sitting in his favorite chair totally absorbed in the local newspaper. After rummaging around in the kitchen for awhile, she said, “Honey, I read today that men speak 2,000 words a day and women 4,000 words each day.”

In a low growl he muttered, “Uh-huh, I wonder why that is?” He continued to be preoccupied with the paper.

After a pause, she said, “I guess it’s due to the fact that women have to repeat everything twice to their husbands.” Read More»

Cornerstone UMC to host Valentine Social Feb. 11

Cornerstone United Methodist Men meet to plan their upcoming Valentine Social. Shown left to right are James Stephens, Doug Grizzard, Matt Thomson, Mack McLeroy, Bob Uher, Rick Heidman, Steve Houlder, Werner Frey, Bud Markesbery, Rob Lauer, Virgil King and Dick Shaffer. Photo/Special.

The United Methodist Men of Cornerstone United Methodist Church at Thomas Crossroads in Newnan announce the upcoming “Heart & Soul” Valentine Social on Friday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The event will feature the Live Big Band music of The Peachtree Jazz Edition with vocalist Toni Byrd. Read More»

Newberry College Jazz Big Band to perform at Christ Our Shepherd

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will host the Newberry College Jazz Big Band in a concert on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.

The college, in Newberry, S.C., was founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church.

The audience received the band enthusiastically when they played in Peachtree City some years ago, and director Bill Long says, “This is my best band yet.”

The band plays jazz classics and more contemporary music. Admission is free.

The church is on the corner of Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway

New vestry at Nativity

From left, back row:  Patricia Hamilton, Leon Walker, Bob Page and Fred Lusk (junior warden), all continuing vestry members. Photo/Special.

Members of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity elected new vestry members at the parish’s annual meeting Sunday, Jan. 30. From left, front row, are the Rev. Rita Henault, rector; Colin Mitchell, a new vestryman; Anne Martz, senior warden; and Ross Terry, a new vestryman named to the first youth position on the parish governing board. From left, back row: Patricia Hamilton, Leon Walker, Bob Page and Fred Lusk (junior warden), all continuing vestry members. Photo/Special.