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Mrs. Ara Beck Burdette, age 85, of Fayette County

Mrs. Ara Beck Burdette, age 85, passed away June 21, 2010. Ara was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra E. Burdette. She was a long time resident of Fayette County until moving to Christian City, a retirement community in Union City.

She is survived by her daughter, Helen West and her husband Jim of Fayetteville; also, granddaughters Karen & Craig Etheridge and Kristi & Stacey McFarlin; great-grandchildren Casey & Cameron Etheridge, and Ashton, Kaitlyn & Courtney McFarlin, all of Fayetteville ; two sisters, Eva McGouirk and Evelyn & Pat Langley , as well as nieces and nephews. Read More»

Under God

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I don’t agree with everything at www.alliance4lifemin.org, which I credit with all the following information, but they recently reminded me again, as they did six years ago when I shared similar information with our Citizen readers, of the very important connection between our Christian faith and the start of our country. As we near the celebration of the Fourth of July, I ask again that we not forget this wonderful connection! Read More»

Catholics send 22 on Nicaraguan mission trip

Members of the Catholic community from Fayetteville helped mix concrete and build homes at Villa Catalina (Katherine’s Village) while on a missionary trip with Amigos for Christ. Twenty two members took part in the eight-day trip earlier this month. Photo/Special.

While summer vacation usually means giving oneself a vacation, 22 members of the Catholic community in Fayetteville took part of their summer vacations to give to others in Nicaragua June 6 – 13.

The group, 17 associated with St. Gabriel Catholic Church and five associated with Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School, took part in a missionary trip with Amigos for Christ, a Christian missionary organization, whose goal is to “serve the Lord by serving his poor,” said Kelly Fitzgerald, a full-time Amigos missionary. Read More»

PTCUMC to offer handbell lessons

On four Tuesdays in July, Peachtree City United Methodist Church will offer a series of free handbell lessons for adults and high school/college students who are curious about handbells.

The one-hour lessons, from 7 – 8 p.m., will be given on July 5, 12, 19 and 26 and are open to the community.

To reserve a spot, contact Jeanne Blood at lblood3@bellsouth.net or 770-487-2962. No commitment is required and there is no charge for the lessons, which will take place in the third floor bell room at the PTCUMC Family Ministry Center, 400 Windgate Rd. in Peachtree City. Read More»

Summit offers camp for special kids

The Factor Grandparent Raising Grandchildren (GRG) committee at The Summit Church has brought key stakeholders together to provide a grief camp for children being raised in grandparent/relative care homes.

Camp Re-Mix, offered July 16-18, is a three-day, two-night weekend camp for children 7-14 years of age who are living in relative care placement.

The Camp experience will include regular camp activities, swimming, hiking, and campfires. Therapeutic activities include, art, skits, and small group discussion. Read More»

Religion Briefs 06/23/10

Gospel performers announced
Southern Country Gospel Sings for the month of June will be held in the Grantville Railroad Freight Depot in Grantville, located on Exit 35 on Interstate 85. For Friday June 25: Jackie Robinson, Ward Family and One Accord. For Saturday June 26: Wayne Faircloth from Columbus, Christiannaires from LaGrange, and Bobby Ellis Band from Columbus. Sings begin at 7 p.m. and last about 2-3 hours. For more info call Roy Smith, 770-583-3977, or email depotsinging@yahoo.com.

Flat Creek, FBC Newnan join in concert Read More»

Vacation Bible Schools 06/23/10

Brooks UMC, June 28-July 2
Brooks United Methodist Church will have “Galactic Blast” VBS for ages 3 – 5th grade, from 9 a.m. - noon. activities include recreation, science, music, storytelling, and voyaging into outer space. To register, call 770-719-7593 or email brookschurch@bellsouth.net. For more info, visit the website at www.brooksumc.com.

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Jones-McLaurin Engagement

Brittney Elise Jones engaged to Christopher Allen McLaurin

Delphina and Barry Turner of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Elise Jones, to Christopher Allen McLaurin, son of Lorraine and the late James McLaurin of Birmingham Ala. Read More»

Fleming-Perrin Engagement

Carrol Fleming engaged to Timothy Daniel Perrin

Mrs. Julee Fleming of Fernandina Beach, Fla. announces the engagement of her daughter, Carrol Fleming, to Timothy Daniel Perrin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Perrin of Peachtree City.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late C. Roy Fleming Jr. of Atlanta. She is the granddaughter of the late Judge and Mrs. John Sammons Bell and Mrs. and Mrs. C. Roy Fleming Sr. She is a graduate of Mercer Law School and is currently employed by the Piedmont Circuit Public Defender’s Office. Read More»

Adkisson 50th wedding anniversary

George and Suzanne Adkisson of Fayetteville.

George and Suzanne Adkisson of Fayetteville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 3, 2010.

They were graduated from Brown High School and were married on July 2, 1960 at West End Baptist Church in Atlanta. They lived in the Metro Atlanta area before moving to Fayetteville in 1987.

George, a graduate of Georgia Tech, is a retired mechanical engineer and Suzanne is a retired church secretary.

They have three children, Iris (John Harris), Matthew (deceased) and Steve (Joy); and five grandchildren, Phillip and George Harris, and Keeley, Alanna, and Amelia Adkisson.