Eloise D. Bolan, 88, Fayetteville

Eloise D. Bolan, 88, Fayetteville, died Sept. 2, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, WD Bolan Sr. She was born Sept. 1, 1922, the eldest of 17 children in Cave Spring, Ga.  Services were at the Corinth Baptist Church with Pastor Todd Dionne officiating. Interment was at Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Douglasville. Survivors include sons Walter Harvey and Marcia Ledford Jr., West Virginia, and WD and Shannon Bolan Jr., Florida; a daughter, Glenda and Phil Smith, Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Read More»

Wesley Henry Underwood, 64, Fayetteville

Wesley Henry Underwood, 64, Fayetteville, died Sept. 2, 2010.  Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Alice Robertson Underwood; sons, Michael and Heather Underwood, Greg Underwood, and Adam Underwood; sisters, Susan and Roger Bennett, and Nancy and Rob Jones. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

William Reginald Chapman, 79, Brooks

William Reginald Chapman, 79, Brooks, died Sept. 3, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Ralph and Mamie Lee Snead Chapmen, his first wife, Mattie Ruth Chapman, and sisters, Imogene Hansard and Charlotte Dixon. He was a lifetime Fayette County resident and was employed for 30 years by Ford Motor Company. He was active in the community through Boy Scouts and Little League Baseball. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with interment at Camp Memorial Cemetery, Fayetteville. Read More»

Elpidio Apanay, 96, Fayetteville

Elpidio Apanay, 96, Fayetteville, died Sept. 2, 2010. He was preceded in death by son, Elpidio Apanay Jr. Memorial services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel. Survivors include sons Dr. Manolo and Gloria Apanay, Marietta, and Julian and Zeny Apanay, Las Vegas; daughters, Filomena and Eddie Dela Concha, Fayetteville, and Dolores and Gerry Morales, San Francisco; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Myna Apanay. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Ortmann recognized as an Eagle Scout

Ortmann recognized as an Eagle Scout

On Monday night, Aug. 30 at the American Legion Log House in Fayetteville, Owen Ortmann was publicly recognized as Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, at his Eagle Court of Honor. From left are former cubmaster Pack 175 Eddy Herndon, Eagle Scout Owen Ortmann, current scoutmaster troop 309 Brice Abell, former scoutmaster troop 309 Chip Beard, and former cubmaster pack 175 Cardell Hervey. Photo/Special.

Local American Legion post recognizes Tyrone PD for POW/MIA flag

Local American Legion post recognizes Tyrone PD for POW/MIA flag

Major Van Brock, Tyrone Police Department (R), is shown receiving a certificate of recognition presented to the city of Tyrone’s “Veteran’s Memorial Park” for their year-round display of the POW/MIA flag. David Niebes (L), POW/MIA Project Officer from Fayette County Post 105, makes the presentation.

Sept. 17 is POW/MIA Recognition Day, a national observance when the nation remembers its prisoners of war (POWs) and those military personnel who are still listed as missing in action (MIAs) from our nation’s conflicts. Read More»

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are a few that I have gotten over the years and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: I know you preachers think that everyone should go to church. But I don’t go and don’t really intend to start. To me church is boring. Does the Bible say anything about church attendance? — D. L. Read More»

Wiese to be installed at Christ Our Shepherd

The Rev. Fredrick (Fritz) Wiese will be installed as senior pastor at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City this Sunday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. A pre-service concert will begin at 3:30, featuring The Christ Our Shepherd Brass, Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Joyful Noise Ringers, and soloist Darren Siegerdt.

Sanctuary Choir, The Shepherd’s Flock Singers, and GraceFlock band will also provide music during worship. Read More»

St. Christopher’s celebrates first Divine Liturgy on new church site

Shown above (L-R) are Matthew Farmakis, the Rev. Fr. George Tsahakis, Steven Wilson and John Soulakos. Photo/Special.

On Sunday, Aug. 28 St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church celebrated its first Divine Liturgy on its recently purchased land on Ebenezer Road immediately outside the Peachtree City limits. Read More»

Local conference will feature Christianity, science, the Bible

Heritage Church in Fayetteville will host a free conference on “Christianity, Science, and the Bible” Sept, 16-18, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. each evening.

The conference will feature Professor A.C. McIntosh of Leeds University, England, and Dr. Charles Thaxton of Peachtree City, and will be held at Heritage Church, 150 Lester Rd., Fayetteville. Refreshments will be provided.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Thaxton (6:30) will lecture on Christianity and Science, and McIntosh (7:30) will address Design Intelligence and the Word of God. Read More»

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