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»

Warren G. “Butch” Trantham Jr. of Peachtree City

Mr. Warren G. “Butch” Trantham Jr. of Peachtree City died July 18, 2010.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents Warren G. and Helen Owenby Trantham Sr. and father-in-law Wilbur Shaw. Butch was a member of Connection Church in Griffin and was employed with Delta Air Lines. Read More»

Summer Music Camp draws 100 ‘campers’

Emily Rocus displayed her talent with the violin in the All Saints music camp strings lab.Photo/Special.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City wrapped up its third annual Summer Music Camp 16 July as 100 children received certificates of completion from the the Rev. Michael Fry, rector.

Parents and staff enjoyed an end-of-camp musical finale by the participants, ages 5-12. Music director Shannon Bryan led the children in songs they had learned including: “Praise To The Lord, The Almighty,” and “All Creatures Of Our God and King.” Several children recited Bible verses and others accompanied songs with “praise-dancing.“ Read More»

Clearance sale is Saturday

The Second Chance Thrift Shop, an outreach of Brooks United Methodist Church, will have a giant clearance sale on Saturday, July 31, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the gym at Brooks UMC.

There will be a hamburger and hotdog lunch available (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) for a donation, and a bake sale with homemade goodies.

Brooks UMC is at the corner of Ga. Highway 85 Connector and Morgan Mill Road in Brooks, just three miles south of Starr’s Mill. Call the church office, 770-719-7593 for more information or visit the website,

Project Linus being ‘reborn’ at Community Christian

Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Fayetteville is revitalizing the “Project Linus” program which makes no-sew fleece security blankets, receiving blankets, quilts, crotcheted and knitted afghans and comforters for newborns and children,.

“Project Linus” volunteers provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill or tramatized children (ages 0 -18). These blankets are distributed to local hospitals, DEFACS offices, police, fire and sheriffs departments, homeless shelters or anywhere that a child needs a big hug. Read More»

PTCUMC Preschool has fall openings for 3-year-olds

The Peachtree City United Methodist Preschool currently has openings for the upcoming school year in the two-day, three-year-old class.

To be eligible, children must be three years old by Sept. 1, 2010, and potty trained. The class meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. – noon, beginning Aug. 24.

Registration fee is $110, with monthly tuition $110 as well.

A Lunch Bunch hour is offered from noon to 1 p.m. each day for an additional fee. Read More»

Excavations in Israel to be discussed at White Oak

White Oak Presbyterian Church will have special services Sunday through Tuesday, Aug. 1-3.

The guest speaker will be Dr. John Currid, an ARP minister and archaeologist who is the project director of Bethsaida Excavations Project in Israel.

“Dr. Currid brings unique archaeological insights tobiblical studies,” a spokesperson said.

Services will be Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and 6 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m.

White Oak Presbyterian Church is at 2796 Gordon Rd. at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54, south of Turin in Coweta County.

Religion Briefs 07/27/10

‘Radiance’women’s ministry starts in Aug.
Radiance, the Women’s Ministry at Dogwood Church, will start back up in August with an array of morning and evening Bible studies. Free childcare is provided. Dogwood Church is at 975 Ga. Hwy 74 N., Tyrone (770-487-6691). To find Bible Study information and register for classes visit theWomen’s Ministry website at

Flat Creek to dedicate organ Read More»