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Peeples students ‘Smile’

Peeples students ‘Smile’

Second graders from Peeples Elementary School sing “Smile” in celebration of the life of Mary Evelyn King, the 8-year-old who recently lost her battle to cancer, at the Relay for Life Kickoff. The event took place in Peachtree City Nov. 21. The annual Fayette County Relay for Life will take place at Falcon Field in Peachtree City on Apr. 29, 2011. Photo/Special.

Reverend John “Maurice” Fain, 82, of Jonesboro

Reverend John “Maurice” Fain, 82, of Jonesboro, died November 25, 2010.

He was a guidance counselor for 23 years for Fayette County High School and was an interim pastor, mission pastor for the Eastside Baptist Church of Riverdale and First Baptist Church of Peachtree City and pastor for numerous other churches in the Atlanta South Metro area. The last 10 years, Rev. Fain was the director of prison ministry at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Betsy Fain, grandson Andrew Harrison Battle, one brother, and two sisters. Read More»

James “Marvin” Melear, 82, of Ringold

James “Marvin” Melear, 82, of Ringold, GA died November 22, 2010.

He is survived by his son Alton L. Melear of Hoschton, GA; granddaughter Jessica Lauren Melear of Hoschton; grandson Sgt. Brady Alton and Tammy Melear; great-grandchildren Brayden Lane Melear and Preston Andrew Melear; sisters Dorothy Stephens of Chattahoochee Hills and Edna Mitchell; and brothers Kenneth Melear of Fayetteville and Harvey Melear of Fairburn. Read More»

Henrietta “Henri” Dettmering Jerol of Cumming

Henrietta “Henri” Dettmering Jerol of Cumming, GA died November 23, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's.

She was born January 2, 1943 in Fayetteville, GA; attended Fayette County High School and Brenau Academy in Gainesville, GA. She received her nursing degree from Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 and except for a short time in medical sales she spent her entire career at Piedmont where she was part of the nursing team that opened the first Cardiac Care unit in Atlanta. Read More»

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers for holidays

Jack and Amy Lenderman — “Meals on Wheels” volunteers for 10 years — prepare to deliver their route on Ga. Highway 314. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

“Meals on Wheels” is a federal program designed to provide at least one meal a day to eligible seniors. These meals are delivered by noon, Monday through Friday, by volunteer drivers to at least 160 seniors. The program is administered through Fayette Senior Services.

The frozen meals are delivered early each morning from Atlanta. Four to five workers from several local organizations clean out each cooler, and place the appropriate number of meals into 17 different coolers, according to the needs on each of the 17 routes. Read More»

Thanksgiving more than a holiday, but a way of life

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A Baptist minister was summoned to the bedside of a Presbyterian woman who was quite ill. As he went up the walk towards the house, he met the little daughter running toward him and said, “I’m glad your mother remembered me in her time of illness. Is your minister out of town?”

The little girl replied, “No, he’s at home, but we thought it was something contagious and we didn’t want to expose him to it so we called you.”

The Thanksgiving holiday exposes us to something that should be contagious, and that’s a heart of gratitude. Read More»

Fine Arts & Crafts fair set for Dec. 4

Shown above (L-R) doing inventory are Jackie Hackney, Annie Doris Mann, Shirley Poole, Eileen Patton, Jane Lindsey, Joy Boyden, Elsie Burroughs, Julia Brewer, Mildred Mayne (partially hidden), and Pat Trebuchon. Not pictured is Honey Corbin, photographer.

Members of St. Andrew’s ECW are getting ready for their annual Christmas Fine Art & Craft Fair planned for Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 316 Peachtree Parkway North, Peachtree City.

The event will include 24 juried vendors featuring jewelry, handmade cards, fine art, textiles, Christmas decor, wood sculpture and folk art, smocked children’s clothing, local honey, award winning jams, jellies and chocolate, natural soaps, fused glass, fashion accessories and more.

All proceeds benefit ECW programs and community outreach.

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City announces holiday services, events

St. Paul Lutheran Church on Ardenlee Parkway in Peachtree city will have a Thanksgiving Day Service, Thursday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m.

Christmas Mid-week Advent Services will be held Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 with two service times, 5 and 7p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

On Dec. 15, Advent Worship will consist of a Children’s Christmas Program at 7 p.m. No dinner will be served this evening.

On Dec. 19, the church will host a Happy Birthday Jesus Party and Christmas Carol Singing at 9:30 a.m. during the Sunday School hour. No Bible classes will be held on this day. Read More»

COS plans chili dinner Wednesday; Advent celebration starts Nov. 28

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will mark Thanksgiving Eve with a chili supper and worship. The supper, an annual tradition, begins at 6 p.m. on Nov. 24. A variety of chilis and desserts will be offered.

Worship will begin at 7 p.m.; the guest preacher will be the Rev. Fred Wiese, father of COS senior pastor Fritz Wiese. Read More»

All Saints Anglican in Peachtree City will host Christmas Music Recital Dec. 4

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will host a free Christmas music recital in its sanctuary on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The theme for the event is “Home For The Holidays.”

The presentation will be organized and led by All Saints music director Shannon Bryan who will accompany guest soprano Chelsea Buyalos. LeeLee Hunter will also perform solo classical guitar. Read More»

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