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Kaley Michele Kennison, 26

Kaley Michele Kennison, 26

Kaley Michele Kennison, 26, of Cedar Falls, Iowa and formerly of Dunedin, Florida, died at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa, early Saturday morning, November 13, 2010, following a single car accident in Cedar Falls.

Kaley was born on August 3, 1984 in Plano, Texas, the daughter of Jack L. and Mercedes M.(Wumkes) Kennison. Kaley attended school in Florida. She recently moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to live and work with her uncle Cory Wumkes as a medical assistant in his therapy practice.

Kaley loved life, family, and her friends to the fullest. Read More»

Mr. Francis Thiel, 94, of Fayetteville

Mr. Francis Thiel, 94, of Fayetteville, GA died November 17, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Hicks Thiel.

Mr. Thiel is survived by his children Jackie Ludwig & her husband Larry of Peachtree City, GA, Judith Yu of Fayetteville, GA, Nancy Brandow & her husband Patrick of Olean, NY; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Harkins of Nitro, West Virginia and nieces & nephews.

Mr. Thiel was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Peachtree City, GA (www.mowellfuneralhome.com)

Mr. Wilborn Burriss Rucker, 92, of Fayetteville

Mr. Wilborn Burriss Rucker, 92, of Fayetteville, died on November 14, 2010.

Mr. Rucker was a 39-year employee of the FAA. He retired in 1980 as Chief of the Airway Facilities Division of the Southern Region. Mr. Rucker was a WWII Veteran who proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps in England.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dorothy Reese Rucker; step-daughter, Teresa Brown (William) of Barnesville; five step-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; sister, Alva Louise Jones ( Milford ) of Conyers; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City

Patricia Anne Allman, 79, of Peachtree City, GA died November 15, 2010.

She was born in Atlanta, GA and was an early member of Park Street United Methodist Church in West End but most recently attended Peachtree City First Baptist Church. She retired as a comptroller at Bellsouth. Read More»

Local chapter of UDC once again has Christmas tree saluting America’s veterans

This Christmas season marks the third year that a tree honoring veterans of All Wars will be placed by the Frankie Lyle Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy in downtown Fayetteville.

Honoring veterans is an ongoing project of the general organization and that of the chapter.  The proceeds from this project will enable the chapter to continue supporting veteran causes at home and abroad as well as other patriotic activities.

Personalized ornaments honoring a veteran may be purchased for $10 each.  Every veteran will be prayed for as his/her name is handwritten on the ornament. Read More»

DAR honors vets at Dogwood Forest

DAR honors vets at Dogwood Forest

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Fayetteville was the site of patriotic pride on Veterans Day as 15 veterans were honored for their service to America.  The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution presented certificates of appreciation and goody bags to the veterans while the American Legion Post 105 honored the veterans with certificates, flags and pins. From left are Randy Martinez,  Glenda Martinez,  J. J. Klauss,  Dale Klauss, Linda Robinson,  Phyllis King, Susan Sloan, Betty Harrah, Natalie Davis, Denny Leander, Patsy Leander and Bill Cain.

Scout wins iPod Touch

Scout wins iPod Touch

Sam Bohdan of Fayetteville was a winner of an Ipod Touch from the Flint River Council district of the Boy Scouts of America. He sold over $600 for Pack 212 to be eligible for the drawing. Many of his sales were for military donations to be sent overseas or used at the Atlanta USO.

The Manhattan Declaration Part 1

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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 where a gathering of well known and respected national Christian leaders met about a year ago to make an important and historic faith declaration, much like the governmental declaration that was made in Philadelphia in 1776. Read More»

Dr. Sams will speak Wednesday on Thanksgiving, memories

The community is invited to join members of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Wednesday night, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Thanksgiving evening with Dr. Ferrol Sams Jr. speaking on the beauty of family and Thanksgiving and the importance of memory.

“Ferrol Sams is one of those rare artists who, through his amazing words, sings the commonplace, revealing the rich beauty, humor and love that surround us everyday,” said the Rev. Mark Westmoreland, senior minister at FFUMC. “After reading or hearing him, all we can really say is ‘of course’ or maybe ‘Amen.’” Read More»

All Saints Anglican will present ‘Home For the Holidays’ December 4

Guitarist LeeLee Hunter (left) and soprano Chelsea Buyalos will perform with pianist Shannon Bryan in the All Saints Anglican Church Christmas Recital. The public is invited to the free event which will be at 7 p.m. at 225 South Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

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. Bryan will play the piano and accompany guest soprano Chelsea Buyalos. LeeLee Hunter will also perform solo classical guitar.

A small sampling of the music includes, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “Ave Maria,” and “Oh Holy Night.” Read More»