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Owen Phillip Neerman, 2, of Fayetteville

Owen Phillip Neerman, 2, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 8, 2011.

He is survived by his parents, Brandon and Marianne Neerman; brothers, Evan and Grant; grandparents, George and Sue Cleek, and Marc Neermann; great-grandmother Carol Neermann; aunts, uncles and cousins. Read More»

Mona Lucille Stewart, formerly of Fayette County

The life of Mona Stewart Lawson was remembered on February 6, 2011 with a gathering of friends and family at her son’s home in the Bent Tree community in Jasper, GA.

It is appropriate that Mona’s life was celebrated with a party rather than memorialized with a funeral, since Mona was a consummate hostess, known for being able to easily host both large, elegant Christmas parties and spontaneous fish-fries. Mona had a knack for making and keeping friends. Those attending the party included people who had known and loved Mona for over thirty years and for only three weeks. Read More»

Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale

Mr. Billy Derel Nation, Sr., 74, of Riverdale, passed away on February 8, 2011.

Mr. Nation was a member of the Early Ford V8 Club of Fayetteville and Vintage Chevrolet Club of America in Warner Robins. He retired after 42 years with Turner Broadcasting.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jewell Nation; son Alan Nation; sister-in-law Ann Nation. Read More»

Heidi Turner wins PTC American Legion Post 50’s oratorical contest

From left, James Causey, vice commander and contest chairman; Heidi Turner, first place winner; and Arnie Geiger, Post 50 commander. Photo/Special.

American Legion Post 50 of Peachtree City held their local oratorical contest Jan. 22 and their first place winner is Heidi Turner; second place winner is Jordan Schumacher. Turner will be advancing to The American Legion district contest to be held in Griffin Feb. 17. Read More»

Mr. Leonard Woodrow Shaw, 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Leonard Woodrow Shaw, 92, passed away on Feb. 4, 2011.

After 30 years of service, Mr. Shaw retired as the manager of the retail department at Isaly’s Dairy in Youngstown. He later retired from McArthur’s Dairy in Miami.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Emerson Shaw and Bertha Marie Dietzel Shaw and his sister, Dorothy Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Della L. Shaw; son, Leonard Shaw Jr. of Westminster, S.C.; daughter, Diana Lynn Balas and her husband, Robert of Fayetteville; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

The Manhattan Declaration — Part 2

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I ask again what in the world could a declaration by that name have to do with those of us living here on the south side of Atlanta? Well, it simply bears the name of the place in New York where a gathering of well known and respected national Christian leaders met a year ago last November to make an important and historic faith declaration, much like the governmental declaration that was made in Philadelphia in 1776. Read More»

New exercise classes

Joy McGee and Christi Thompson

Joy McGee (left) of Peachtree City and Christi Thompson of Newnan lead the new, free Saturday morning exercise classes, including light aerobics and step aerobics, in the fellowship hall at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Nearly 30 women have signed up for the classes which begin at 9 a.m. unless there is a conflict in the church calendar. With the goal of “fun, fitness, and fellowship,” workouts are accompanied by Christian music. For additional information, contact the church office, 770-252-2428. The church is on Ga. Highway 34 between Peachtree City and Newnan. Read More»

Valentine social set for Friday

The United Methodist Men of Cornerstone United Methodist Church on Ga. Highway 154 at Thomas Crossroads in Newnan will host a “Heart & Soul” Valentine social 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.

Proceeds from the social will go to the Boy Scout program and Cornerstone UMC repair projects. Read More»

PTC UMM ready for annual fertilizer, pine straw sales

The United Methodist Men at Peachtree City United Methodist Church are now taking orders for their annual fertilizer and pine straw sales. Delivery will be Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 12.

For the last 32 years the Peachtree City United Methodist Men have been selling fertilizer, lime and pinestraw to help various charities and ministries. This year a complete army of men, more than 100, are ready for the door-to-door campaign. Chairman of the event is Butch Hill. Read More»

Woolsey Baptist to offer GriefShare

Woolsey Baptist Church will begin a GriefShare support group on March 2. The group will meet every Wednesday night from 6:30 - 8 p.m. for 13 weeks. The workbook costs $15. Classes are open to the community.

GriefShare is a support group for those who have lost loved ones. It is a place where one can express his or her emotions and receive comfort from others who have been there themselves.

GriefShare groups meet across the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia and other countries. To learn more, visit www.griefshare.org.

Woolsey Baptist Church is at 115 Hampton Rd. in Fayetteville. Read More»