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Mrs. Sara Catherine Gann of Peachtree City

Mrs. Sara Catherine Gann of Peachtree City died Saturday August 28, 2010.

She is survived by her daughters Susan Fitzgerald and her husband Al of Peachtree City; Sandra Stafford of Longwood FL ; 3 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Annie Lou Preston of Summerfield NC ; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home (Peachtree City). Dr. David Miller will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens. Read More»

David Curtis Sanders, 53, of Fayetteville

David Curtis Sanders, age 53, of Fayetteville passed away August 27, 2010.

He was a retired scheduler in the wheel and brake shop at Delta Airlines.

He is survived by his wife Lynne Booker Sanders of Fayetteville; a son Michael David Sanders of Fayetteville; his parents, Glenn and Johnetta Sanders of Cleburne, TX; a sister, Glenda and Dean Woodruff of Cleburne, TX, mother-in-law Dollye Booker and brother-in-law Don and Connie Booker both of Houston, TX and numerous nieces and nephews. Read More»

Jewell Howell, 78, of Fayetteville

Jewell Howell, 78, of Fayetteville passed away August 27, 2010.

Mrs. Howell was a loving dedicated Christian wife, mother, and grandmother, she was a very talented at sewing and decorating. Mrs. Howell was a homemaker who loved her family. Read More»

Reba Arrington Long, 84, of Clio, Ala.

Reba Arrington Long, 84, of Clio, Alabama, died August 26, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Long and son-in-law Louie Paul Wilson.

She is survived by her daughter Jo Ann Wilson of Fayetteville; granddaughter Kim and Ray Reynolds of Tyrone; grandson Johnny and Carmen Wilson of Carrollton; great-grandsons Josh and Jacob Reynolds; step-great-granddaughters Lakin and Kayci Glaze; and nieces and nephews. Read More»

Spelling Bee in PTC next Tuesday

The 4th annual Peachtree City Spelling Bee, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Peachtree City City Hall, $15 for county residents, $22.50 for out of county, open to students enrolled in grades 3-8, including homeschooled students. This is a fun and local competition so children do not advance on to district or state, it is just a fun competition for bragging rights and a nice sized trophy, and prizes. If you would like to register please call 770 631-2542 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Advance registration is required and the deadline to enroll is Monday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m.

Sue Gilbert Quay, 81, of Peachtree City

Sue Gilbert Quay, age 81, of Peachtree City, GA, died at Newnan Health and Rehabilitation Home in Newnan, GA on August 24, 2010 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Stella Mae Gilbert, her father, Peter Reid Gilbert & her brother Arthur Gilbert. Read More»

Where did Sunday School come from?

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I love history. I love Sunday School. So it only stands to reason that I would love the “History of Sunday School,” right?

Here’s a short version, thanks mainly to an article by Timothy Larson of Christian History magazine.

Sunday Schools were originally schools where poor children could learn to read. The Sunday School movement began in Britain in the 1780s. The Industrial Revolution had resulted in many children spending all week long working in factories. Christian philanthropists wanted to free these children from a life of illiteracy. Read More»

Back from Puerto Rico

Back from Puerto Rico

A group of 35 high school youth and adults from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City spent a week in Puerto Rico. While there, they worked at a domestic violence center, assisted at a care center for the elderly, painted parts of a cathedral, scraped and painted residents’ homes, and weeded and landscaped at a botanical garden. Read More»

Women’s Day set for this Sunday

Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville will host its Women’s Day Program Sunday, Aug. 29, with several services and guest speakers lined up.

The theme is “Called to be a blessing.” Suggested attire is clothing in shades of purple and white.

The Rev. J.T. Ware of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Fairburn will speak at 8:45 a.m., Minister Regina Belle-Battle of New Shield of Faith Christian Ministries in Atlanta will speak at 10 a.m., and Bishop Dianne Collins of Faith Walk Ministries in College Park will speak at 3 p.m. There is no admission charge. Read More»

Yard sale for African orphans

Yard sale for African orphans

Co Baldwin (left) and Day Poling were among those at the yard sale held last weekend at Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City. More than $9,000 was raised to benefit orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda, East Africa through Pearl Ministries, a Birmingham, Ala.-based nonprofit organization founded by former Fayette County resident Jamie Rosser Laslo and her husband, Scott. Read More»

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