Lucile Sullivan Stapleton, 90, Fayetteville

Lucile Sullivan Stapleton passed away in Fayetteville, GA on June 24, 2010 at the age of 90.

She was born October 15, 1919 in Castleberry, AL and was a long-time resident of Mobile, AL. In 1997, she moved to Fayetteville, GA. Mrs. Stapleton was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Robert P. Stapleton and her son Robert E. Stapleton. Read More»

Nice catch

Zach Lester and his catch from Lake Kedron. Photo/Special.

Zach Lester, 16, from Watkinsville caught a 9-pound bass out of Lake Kedron from the backyard of his grandparent's (Peachtree City residents Mike and Lynn Amos) home. According to his grandmother, Lester loves hunting and fishing and this is, by far, the biggest fish he has ever caught. Photo/Special.

Mrs. Mary Louise Painter, 90, of Union City

Mrs. Mary Louise Painter, 90, of Union City, passed away on June 21, 2010.

Mrs. Painter is preceded in death by her husband, Finley Painter; son, Bill Painter; brother, Gene Cox; sisters, Ann Rock and Betty Ellis. Read More»

Thomas Frederick Eubanks, Sr., 89, of Fayetteville

Thomas Frederick Eubanks, Sr., 89, of Fayetteville passed away June 21, 2010.

Mr. Eubanks was a faithful husband, loving father, and grandfather; he was also a faithful servant of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church , and a certified master gardener. Mr. Eubanks had served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army. Read More»

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, 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 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

Flat Creek, FBC Newnan join in concert Read More»