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Emily Erwin Sweet, 72, of Peachtree City

Emily Erwin Sweet, age 72, passed away in Peachtree City, Georgia on Sunday, December 19th, 2010 after a prolonged and courageous battle with colon cancer.

She was born in November 1938 in Concord, NC , attended Concord High School, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology. She completed the Georgia Master Gardener course and was a certified Paralegal. Read More»

Marion Edward Honerkamp, 71, of Fayetteville

Marion Edward Honerkamp, 71, of Fayetteville, died on December 16, 2010.

He was a gregarious soul, family man, army veteran, and food sales manager with 4 decades of experience. Read More»

Patricia Ann Holloway Reeves, 68, of Fayetteville

Patricia Ann Holloway Reeves, age 68 and formerly of Sterlington and Monroe, LA, passed away after a courageous, three-year battle with cancer on December 18, 2010, at her home in Fayetteville, GA, with her husband Larry and family by her side.

She was born April 15, 1942, in Oak Grove , LA , to Lloyd and Emma Lee Bonner Holloway. Read More»

Mrs. Frances Black Tanksley, 85, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Frances Black Tanksley, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away on December 17, 2010.

Mrs. Tanksley was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church of Forest Park and after 40 years of dedication, she retired from Ford Motor Company.She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Tanksley.

She is survived by her son, Alan Black of Peachtree City; granddaughters, Alison (Kevin) Churchill of Freeport, FL and Katie (TY) Tyson of Acworth; great-grandchildren William Reese and Laurel Churchill, Kendyl Tyson; brother Hubert Dennis of Powder Springs; many nieces and nephews. Read More»

Infant Elijah “Eli” Xavier Elmore

Master Elijah “Eli” Xavier Elmore, born in Stockbridge on October 7, 2010, passed away on December 14, 2010.

He is survived by his mother Stacy Lynn Scott and his father Joseph Stephen Elmore; grandmother Jeanne Elmore; grandfather Tim and Kathy Elmore; grandparents John Marshall and Barbara Gail Scott; several aunts and uncles. Read More»

Hugh Edward Hudgins, 80, of Fayetteville

Hugh Edward Hudgins, 80, of Fayetteville, died December 14, 2010.

He worked for Ford Motor Co. for 34 years and was a member of Christ Church at Whitewater for 24 years. Mr. Hudgins enjoyed gardening and yard work and was known for his tomatoes.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Nell Hudgins; sons Edward E. Hudgins of Doraville, John Hudgins of Canton, and Mark and Sherry Hudgins of Canton; daughters Katurah H. Driskill of McDonough and Dawn Rampley of Canton; step-son Scott Brook of Sharpsburg; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Charles Bryant “Charlie” White, 85, of Peachtree City

Charles Bryant “Charlie” White, 85, of Peachtree City passed away December 13, 2010.

Mr. White served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. He was also a member of Dogwood Church.

Survivors include his wife Elaine White; son Greg & Anne White of Acworth; daughter Lorna Slowikowsky of Ocala FL..; daughter Nancy & Shawn McElfresh of Ocala, FL.; son Alan & Renee White of Kennesaw; step son Chris Emerson of Winter Springs , FL.; also grandchildren & great grandchildren; sister Margaret Gaines of Rome, GA.; also nieces & nephews. Read More»

Former F’ville man paralyzed in fall, needs help

Trey Bradbury (R) with son Colton. Photo/Special.

Accidents happen unexpectedly, and for former Fayetteville resident Trey Bradbury it was a accident that has him paralyzed below the waist and receiving treatment at Atlanta’s Shepherd Spinal Center. Bradbury’s friends are requesting donations to help offset expenses. Read More»

Making your Christmas great!

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“Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright, ‘round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.”

Each face is aglow in the amber ring of candlelight. Each set of eyes twinkles with the flicker of the small flame. Each heart is full and warm with the message of peace on earth. Each family is brought closer to God and closer to one another as they stand together in almost perfect union. It’s one of the best moments of the year, one of the best memories of a lifetime.

It’s the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Read More»

Rolling Hills youth minister to homeless

Rolling Hills Senior Pastor Frank Mercer and Pete Mercer offer items to an unidentified homeless man. The church’s youth group makes quarterly trips to the downtown Atlanta area distributing much-needed items to the homeless. Photo/ Taylor Trebotte.

On Dec. 5, the Youth Group from Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville, along with several adults from the congregation, traveled to downtown Atlanta to minister to approximately 200 homeless men and women.

While there, the group witnessed to individuals, and handed out sweatshirts and toiletry bags containing deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and hand lotion.

The Rolling Hills Youth Group makes quarterly trips to Atlanta to serve the homeless; feeding and distributing much needed items such as clothing, hygiene products, and shoes. Read More»