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Mrs. Phyllis Richardson, 64, of Fayetteville

Phyllis Richardson, 64, of Fayetteville, passed away February 12, 2011.

Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her father Grady Parker Myers.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years Jim Richardson; son Jamie Richardson of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Aubrey & Mollie Richardson of Fayetteville, and their mother Tammie Richardson; sister Donna Coralles of Atlanta ; mother Sarah Fordham of Rex; and also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Mr. Willis Walker, Sr., 87, of Fayetteville

Mr. Willis Walker, Sr., 87, of Fayetteville passed away February 11, 2011.

Mr. Walker was a member of Christ Church at Whitewater and also the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Walker also served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife Margaret Walker; son and daughter in law Lewis & Marie Walker, Jr. of Fayetteville ; grandchildren Lewis W. Walker, III and wife Jennifer of Charleston , SC., Elizabeth Gray and husband Billy of Newnan, and Lauren Travis and husband Kevin of Atlanta; 4 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Donald Kelley Knowles, 74, of Riverdale

Mr. Donald Kelley Knowles, 74, of Riverdale, passed away on February 9, 2011, following a valiant battle with cancer.

Mr. Knowles was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 20 years of service which included two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and it was said that he never met a stranger. He was an outdoorsman who loved fishing and an accomplished mechanic who could fix practically anything. In his spare time he was an avid viewer of the Fox News Channel. Read More»

Teresa Lynn Wade, 49, of Fayetteville

Teresa Lynn Wade, 49, of Fayetteville, GA died February, 8, 2011.

Teresa was born in East Point, GA and was a Georgia Tech graduate. Read More»

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Dura Abercrombie Davis, age 90, of Peachtree City, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Davis and is survived by her daughter and son in-law, Martha and Dennis M. “Mike” Yearty, Sr. of Peachtree City; son and daughter in-law, Harold L. “Sonny” and Judy Davis of Brookhaven; Read More»

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»

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