Mr. Floyd Leeman “Frankie Lee” Swords, 68, of Fayetteville

Mr. Floyd Leeman “Frankie Lee” Swords, 68, of Fayetteville, lost his battle with cancer on July 2, 2010.

He was born to Floyd and Rose Lee Swords on November 10, 1941 in Greenville, SC. He was an Air Force veteran who proudly served his country for eight years, which led to his 26-year employment with Delta Airlines as a Line Maintenance Aircraft Mechanic. He was a man with a quick wit and sense of humor. He was an avid boater and craftsman. Read More»

Mrs. Linda Mae Mortiz of Peachtree City

Mrs. Linda Mae Mortiz of Peachtree City, GA died Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her husband Todd and her son Shane.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Michael Kingery officiating.

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Mr. Mitchell L. “Mitch” Brown of Peachtree City

Mr. Mitchell L. “Mitch” Brown of Peachtree City died Tuesday June 29, 2010.

He is preceded in death by his parents Gordon & Irene Ferguson Brown.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife Margie of Peachtree City; children, Debbie Cook, Shirley Brown, both of Sharpsburg; Jamie Perrie of Monroe, Ga.; Rebecca Sargeant of Hollonville, Ga.; 8 grandchildren; brothers Sidney Brown of Athens; Jack Brown of Savannah; Jerry Brown of Montezuma, Ga; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Liette L. Utt, 64, of Peachtree City

Liette L. Utt, 64, of Peachtree City, GA died June 29, 2010.

Mrs. Utt was born in Canada and employed at Delta Air Lines. She was a loving wife, mother & grandmother.

She is survived by her husband Robert Utt; sons David Utt & wife Jennifer, Gary Utt & wife Christy; grandchildren Spencer, Connor, Jenna and Ben Utt, all from Peachtree City . Read More»

Mrs. Consobrina “Connie” Elizabeth Harrington, 76, formerly of Fayetteville

Mrs. Consobrina “Connie” Elizabeth Harrington, 76, of Greenville, FL, formerly of Fayetteville, died on Monday, June 28, 2010.

Mrs. Harrington is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Mary Ellison Huddleston; husband, Otis Harrington; son, Dennis Betsill; step-father, George Atkins; sister, Roxie Ana Huddleston. Read More»

A little self-doubt can be a good thing

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Self-doubt is usually seen as a bad thing in today’s society. Every self-help guru, every motivational speaker that I can think of gives advice on becoming self-empowered. The Christian world is in on the act, too, describing God by focusing on scriptures like 2 Corinthians 1:3, “God the Father of all mercies, and the God of all comfort,” and “John 10:11, which says, “God is the good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep.” 1 John 3:1 says, “The Sovereign God who loves us so much that he calls us his children,” and James 1:17: “The Father who gives only good gifts.” Read More»

Sheila Crowe is new pastor at Brooks UMC

The Rev. Sheila Crowe

The Rev. Sheila Crowe has been assigned as pastor of Brooks United Methodist Church, after having served as pastor at Hogansville First Methodist.

The assignment comes following the United Methodist Church’s North Georgia Conference yearly reassignments.

Crowe says she has a passion for families and building the kingdom of God.

She is a graduate of Mercer’s McAfee School of Theology and attended classes in Methodism at Asbury and Emory University. She has been in the ministry for 15 years and is an ordained elder. Read More»

PTCUMC to host July 4 ‘Let Freedom Ring’celebration

The community is invited to a “Let Freedom Ring” celebration at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, Sunday, July 4, at 1:30 p.m., in honor of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the nation’s 234th birthday.

Several Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops will present the flag to kick off the program. Congressional Resolution Number 25, which established the nationwide ringing of bells at precisely 2 p.m. eastern daylight time, will be read aloud, followed by a reading of The Declaration of Independence. Read More»

Registration still open for All Saints’ camp

Registration is still open for All Saints Anglican Church’s free Children’s Music Camp set for July 12-16. The theme is “A Week of Praise” with a focus on a variety of music, especially traditional hymns and praise songs. The camp will be held from 9 a.m.- noon. daily, is open all children ages 4-12, and will be held at the church at 225 South Peachtree Parkway.

As part of the potpourri of musical fun, “The Week of Praise” will feature professional guitar instructor Jeff Shephard who will teach many of the elements of music to the children. Read More»