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Marie Valentino

Marie Valentino (nee Santoro), 98, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2010.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Nicholas Valentino; 4 brothers; and 3 sisters. Marie was the loving mother of Janice Wagner (husband, Dave), Kent Valentino (wife, Joan); grandmother of Tamara, Mark, Lisa, John, Kristi, and Jonna; proud great-grandmother of 9; and dear aunt of many. 

The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City.  The interment will be held at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio at a future date.  Read More»

Local UDC chapter welcomes new members

Local UDC chapter welcomes new members

100 Year old Miss Emmie Lou Pound and 16 year old Miss Macy Brown become oldest and youngest members of the Frankie Lyle Chapter

When Miss Emmie Lou Pound of Fayetteville overheard a conversation about the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), she said, “My granddaddy fought in that war and I would like to join up with those ladies.” That’s all Linda Robinson of the Frankie Lyle Chapter, UDC needed to hear. She immediately called Miss Emmie and found out that Miss Emmie’s grandfather, Joseph Gilbert Pound, joined the Confederate Army on February 24, 1862 in Talbot County. He served as a Private in Company K, 27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry. Read More»

Merle “Harold” Stanton, 66, formerly of Fayetteville

Merle “Harold” Stanton, 66, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Fayetteville, died July 28, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patsy Ann Stanton and parents Merle and Mattie Stanton.

He is survived by his daughter Lisa and Russell McArthur of Plano, TX, formerly of Fayetteville; grandchildren Daniel McArthur, Jordan McArthur, Adam McArthur, Megan McArthur and Lizzy McArthur, all of Plano, TX ; father-in-law and mother-in-law Felton and Mary Ard of Pensacola, FL ; sister-in-law Gail Bennett of Charlotte, NC ; and brother-in-law Felton Ard II of Tallahassee, FL. Read More»

Margaret Nall Spears of Riverdale

Margaret Nall Spears, a long-time resident of Riverdale, GA and later at Baptist Manor in Palmetto, died peacefully at Lafayette Nursing Home in Fayetteville on July 29, 2010.

She retired from the Atlanta Public School System with over 20 years of service. In later years, she was a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Riverdale’s Senior Citizens’ organizations, and her beloved church, Riverdale First Baptist. “Miss Margaret” was a pillar of her church and community. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Read More»

Compassion for others leads Tyrone teen on path to serve others in India

Anika Cooper will spend a year working with an organization that rescues underage girls who have been forced into prostitution. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Anika Cooper is far from the average high school graduate. The 2010 Sandy Creek High School Valedictorian could be thinking about immediate college plans and a career path, but instead the 18 year-old will spend the next year working in India with an organization called Freedom Firm that rescues underage girls who have been forced into prostitution. Read More»

VBS — 1950s style

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Each year, as the announcements start rolling in for Vacation Bible School, I can’t help but think about attending Vacation Bible School when I was a kid back in the 1950s. (For those of you who can’t do math real fast, that’s 60 years ago and I am doing good just to remember that I even went to VBS!) Read More»

Anastasia Zubrycky, 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anastasia Zubrycky, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Mrs. Zubrycky is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Zubrycky, three sisters, niece and god-child, Dolly Kramer. Read More»

William F. Wilson, age 93, of Fayetteville

William F. Wilson, age 93, of Fayetteville died Friday, July 23, 2010.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife Lottie Mae Wilson and two brothers. Read More»

Chris Keaton, 45

Chris Keaton, 45, passed away on July 21, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Keaton, his high school sweetheart. Chris also leaves a son, Nathan Hill Keaton, and daughter, Mary Katherine Keaton, parents Carolyn and Byron Keaton, brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Michelle Keaton, brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Shelley Keaton, mother-in-law, Mary Dettmering, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathe and Bobby Anderson, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ellen and Richard Lowe, nieces, nephews, two great nieces, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Read More»

Michael Robert Ford, 31, of Fayetteville

Michael “Mike” Robert Ford, 31, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 19, 2010.

Mr. Ford was a graduate of Sandy Creek High School in 1997.

He is survived by his daughter, Alyssa Ford; son, Cayden Ford; wife, Mary Christian Bachman Ford; parents, Tommy and Elizabeth Ford; grandparents, John and Lucy Ford; grandmother, Loretta Wittmann; mother and father-in-law, Jeff and Laura Bowden; brothers, Andy (Anita) Ford, and Tim Ford; nephews, Alex and Ben Ford. Read More»

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