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Mr. Travis Lamar Smith, 87, of Fayetteville

Mr. Travis Lamar Smith, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2010.

Mr. Smith proudly served in the U.S. Army and received a Purple Heart medal.

He is survived by his son Lee Blackstone; three grandchildren, Shannon, Ivy and Lindsay; five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Jonesboro with Dr. George Freeman officiating. For those desiring, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 310 Kelly Drive, Suite 3, Peachtree City, GA 30269, in memory of Mr. Smith. Read More»

Mr. Cleburn “Dick” Durward Tyree, 79, of Fayetteville

Mr. Cleburn “Dick” Durward Tyree, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

Mr. Tyree proudly served his country in the USAF. After 32 years, he retired from Delta Air Lines as a foreman in the engine shop.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Brenda Smith. Read More»

Mr. James Arthur Buck II, 55, of Fayetteville

Mr. James Arthur Buck II, 55, of Fayetteville, died Monday October 11, 2010. Read More»

Stephen Martin Steen, 57, of Fayetteville

Stephen Martin Steen, 57, of Fayetteville, died October 11, 2010.

His family and flying were his passions in life. Mr. Steen was a Navy pilot for 7 years. Following his military service, he was a flight trainer for Burnsaid-Ott before beginning a career in commercial aviation flying for People Express and then American Airlines.

Mr. Steen is survived by Jeanne Steen of Fayetteville; sons Stephen Steen of Dawsonville and Sean Steen of Auburn, AL; sister Patty Trinkle and husband Mike of Fallbrook, CA; brother Brian Steen of Gordon, GA; and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mr. Richard Culver Croteau, 81, of Fayetteville

Mr. Richard Culver Croteau, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2010.

Mr. Croteau has been a Mason for many years and was a nurse in Florida until 1998.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jackie Gray; son David Croteau; daughter Kathleen Provencher; step-son Arvil Lee Callihan; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, June, Catherine, Virginia, Ann and Janice; brothers, Tom and Lynn, Jr.; sister-in-law Lucille Semon; five sisters; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Estelle Kinsey Howard, 74, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Estelle Kinsey Howard, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away on October 10, 2010.

Mrs. Howard is preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, brother, niece and son, Gregory Lee Howard. Read More»

Dale Carl Peterson, 60, of Fayetteville

Dale Carl Peterson of Fayetteville, GA, 60, passed away on October 8, 2010.

Dale was born in Minneapolis, MN on November 7, 1949.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lynette (Thompson), two brothers, Dr. Reece Peterson (Barbara) of Lincoln, NE, Curt Peterson of Brainerd, MN , nephew Leif Peterson (Cara) and great niece Avery of Kansas City, KS and niece, Jarren Peterson of Minneapolis.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Doris (Schiebe) Peterson. Read More»

Mr. Jerry Cobb, 70, of Peachtree City

Jerry R. Cobb—a decorated Vietnam veteran and a community leader in aviation—died peacefully on Sunday, October 10, in Atlanta with his family at his side. He was 70. Read More»

Quilters donate pillowcases to Gracie's Closet

Quilters donate pillowcases to Gracie's Closet

Members of the Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent displaying community service pillowcases made as part of the One Million Pillowcase Challenge.  The group will donate these pillowcases to Fayette Youth Protection Homes Gracie's Closet.  Join the Quilaters for an upcoming meeting.  They meet in the evening on the fourth Thursday of the month and during the day the first Friday of the month.  E-mail qgscmembership@gmail.com for more information.

Warm clothing needed for foster care children

Warm clothing needed for foster care children

Gracie’s Closet, the clothing and supply resource center of Fayette Youth Protection Homes, Inc. (FYPH), is in need of new or gently used children's clothing (babies through teenage sizes).  The clothing will be given to local children living in foster care and the organization’s residential group home, the Friday-Johnson Home.
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