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Margaret Nall Spears of Riverdale

Margaret Nall Spears, a long-time resident of Riverdale, GA and later at Baptist Manor in Palmetto, died peacefully at Lafayette Nursing Home in Fayetteville on July 29, 2010.

She retired from the Atlanta Public School System with over 20 years of service. In later years, she was a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Riverdale’s Senior Citizens’ organizations, and her beloved church, Riverdale First Baptist. “Miss Margaret” was a pillar of her church and community. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Read More»

Compassion for others leads Tyrone teen on path to serve others in India

Anika Cooper will spend a year working with an organization that rescues underage girls who have been forced into prostitution. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Anika Cooper is far from the average high school graduate. The 2010 Sandy Creek High School Valedictorian could be thinking about immediate college plans and a career path, but instead the 18 year-old will spend the next year working in India with an organization called Freedom Firm that rescues underage girls who have been forced into prostitution. Read More»

VBS — 1950s style

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Each year, as the announcements start rolling in for Vacation Bible School, I can’t help but think about attending Vacation Bible School when I was a kid back in the 1950s. (For those of you who can’t do math real fast, that’s 60 years ago and I am doing good just to remember that I even went to VBS!) Read More»

Anastasia Zubrycky, 90, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anastasia Zubrycky, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Mrs. Zubrycky is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Zubrycky, three sisters, niece and god-child, Dolly Kramer. Read More»

William F. Wilson, age 93, of Fayetteville

William F. Wilson, age 93, of Fayetteville died Friday, July 23, 2010.

Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife Lottie Mae Wilson and two brothers. Read More»

Chris Keaton, 45

Chris Keaton, 45, passed away on July 21, 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Susie Keaton, his high school sweetheart. Chris also leaves a son, Nathan Hill Keaton, and daughter, Mary Katherine Keaton, parents Carolyn and Byron Keaton, brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Michelle Keaton, brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Shelley Keaton, mother-in-law, Mary Dettmering, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathe and Bobby Anderson, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ellen and Richard Lowe, nieces, nephews, two great nieces, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Read More»

Michael Robert Ford, 31, of Fayetteville

Michael “Mike” Robert Ford, 31, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 19, 2010.

Mr. Ford was a graduate of Sandy Creek High School in 1997.

He is survived by his daughter, Alyssa Ford; son, Cayden Ford; wife, Mary Christian Bachman Ford; parents, Tommy and Elizabeth Ford; grandparents, John and Lucy Ford; grandmother, Loretta Wittmann; mother and father-in-law, Jeff and Laura Bowden; brothers, Andy (Anita) Ford, and Tim Ford; nephews, Alex and Ben Ford. Read More»

Doris Eloise Dutton, 81, of Fayetteville

Doris Eloise Dutton, 81, of Fayetteville, died July 19, 2010.

She was born in Sparta, Wisconsin to parents Henry and Bessie Ninneman. She graduated from Sparta High School and received a teaching degree from University of Wisconsin LaCrosse. She married James P. Dutton August 9, 1952. They raised five children in Brown Deer and Onalaska, Wisconsin, moving to Georgia in 1980.

Mrs. Dutton was preceded in death by her husband James, her parents, brother Don Ninneman, and sisters Helen Elkins and Alice Becker. Read More»

Richard A. “Bud” Stratton, 95, of Fayetteville

Richard A. “Bud” Stratton, 95, of Fayetteville, GA, a native of Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2010.

Mr. Stratton was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Gladys Sloan Stratton and his wife Jewel Thompson Stratton and his son Timothy A. Stratton. Read More»

Henry Oliver Griffin, Jr., 84, of Fayetteville

Mr. Henry Oliver Griffin, Jr., 84, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2010.

Mr. Griffin was an active member of the North Fayette United Methodist Church and Men’s Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kit Griffin and his parents, Henry Oliver Griffin, Sr. and Bessie Beard Griffin.

He is survived by his daughters, Shelley (Bruce) Breaux of New Orleans, LA, Wanda Hardin of Fayetteville, and Regina Waite of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Kelley, Jamie and Brian; great-grandchild, Conner; brother, Norman Griffin of Shreveport, LA. Read More»

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