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Billy Ferrell Bland, 76, of Fayetteville

Billy Ferrell Bland, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away May 20, 2011.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Carol Bland; sons Mark Bland of Yatesville, GA, Richie Bland of Griffin, and Curt Bland of Fayetteville; daughter Kimberly Oliver of Fayetteville; grandchildren Rhonda, Kandace, Dustin, Karrisse, Stevie, Kelsea, Daylie, and Marshall; 6 great grandchildren; brother C.A. Bland Jr. of Savannah, GA ; and also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Senoia does its part for Special Olympics Torch Run

Senoia does its part for Special Olympics Torch Run

Local law enforcement, city officials and elected citizens from Senoia joined law enforcement officers from across south metro Atlanta May 18 for the torch run in preparation for the Special Olympics State Summer Games at Emory University. Leading the pack with torch in hand is 15-year-old East Coweta High School freshman and state Special Olympics Aquatics Team member Tana Bush, followed by students from East Coweta Middle School and East Coweta High School along with host of others that included Senoia Police Chief Jason Edens, City Administrator Richard Ferry and Councilman Maurice Grover. Read More»

Mr. Melvin “Unce” Franklin Hestley, 91, of Fayetteville

Mr. Melvin “Unce” Franklin Hestley, 91, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 17, 2011.

Mr. Hestley proudly served in the U.S. Army as an artillery mechanic and was a veteran of WWII. He loved to read, fish and had many other interests and was a friend to many. He was a long-time active member of the Masonic Lodge 82 and served as Past District Master of his lodge.

He is preceded in death by his wife Bina Loyless Hestley. Read More»

Williams F. Smith, 78, Fayetteville

Williams F. Smith, 78, died May 17, 2011 after a tiresome battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday May 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Bill had a colorful 35 year career with Delta Air Lines working in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Frankfurt Stuttgart Amsterdam and Denmark.

Memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association Georgia Chapter at www.ALSAGA.org.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home – www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Mary E. Ellinas, 88, of Fayetteville

Mary E. Ellinas, 88, of Fayetteville, GA passed away May 17, 2011.

She was a member of St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City.

Mrs. Ellinas is survived by her daughter Eva Sarantis of Fayetteville; son John Ellinas & wife Jeanie of Peachtree City; grandchildren Stephen & Jackie Sarantis, Angeline & Kristopher Meadows, Emanual & Valerie Ellinas, Mike & Lora Ellinas, Andy Ellinas; great granddaughter Isabella Ellinas along with nieces & nephews and extended family. Read More»

Ms. Waunetta Mae Grodeck, 78, of Fayetteville

Ms. Waunetta Mae Grodeck, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 15, 2011.

Ms. Grodeck is preceded in death by her parents August L. Steinke and Effie M. Hettrick Steinke; daughter Linda Lambert; grandchild Amanda Lee; three sisters; two brothers.

She is survived by her daughters Joanne (John) Romph of Fayetteville and Sandra A. Derth of Parma, OH; son Edgar A. Pape of Connecticut; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers Lawrence Steinke of Cisne, IL and Maynard Steinke Rockford, IL.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Read More»

Mr. Jesse Edwin Powell of Fayetteville

Mr. Jesse Edwin Powell of Fayetteville died May 16, 2011.

Mr. Powell was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from Delta Air Lines.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Doris Powell of Fayetteville; daughters Linda Kay Faia and her husband Robert of Isle of Palms, SC; stepchildren James Bobbitt and his wife Cathy of Peachtree City; Brenda Dover and her husband Ted of Charlotte, NC; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister Mrs. Marie McEwen of Fitzgerald; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Rotary Club’s fund-raiser for tornado victims features eye-catching cars

Rotary Club’s fund-raiser for tornado victims features eye-catching cars

What a set of wheels. These ladies were two of the many who got a close-up look at a large selection of unique vehicles May 14 at the Sam’s Club store at Fischer Crossings, including this vintage yellow Corvette from the golden age of muscle cars. Sponsored by the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club, the event helped raise money for the Rotary Foundation, A Better Way Ministries GED program, Our Father's House, Community Welcome House, God's Eyes ministry. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are a few that I have gotten over the years and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: My adult son doubts and rejects the whole Gospel message of Christ. He seems to have little interest in spiritual things. I sent him your last “proof of Jesus’ resurrection” column. What more can I (and should I) do? — Paul Read More»

Hopewell’s Chick-N-Que is Saturday

Tyrone’s Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold its annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $7.50.

The meal cosists of a barbecued chicken half, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, and iced tea. In addition to the Chick-N-Que, there will also be a yard sale and a bake sale, and the youth will sponsor a car wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Individuals may rent space at the yard sale for a fee of $20. Call Pat Powers, 770-632-9050, for information. Read More»

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