Community

Fayette County musician attends 29th annual Lutheran Summer Music Academy

The 29th annual Lutheran Summer Music Academy (LSM) recently took place at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa from June 20 to July 18.

LSM is the pinnacle program of the Lutheran Music Program and is one of the nation’s premier summer music training programs for young people. Fayetteville resident and flutist, Jamie Callison, was one of 149 students to participate in LSM this summer. Read More»

Local churches provide summer lunches for 240 needy children

This summer, some 240 children in need enjoyed nutritious meals each weekday thanks to the combined efforts of Fayette County congregations and the support of community partners.

Over the past seven years Laura Cox of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church has worked closely with the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services to gather the names of children who normally receive free lunches during the school year and coordinate the preparation and delivery of lunches. Read More»

Religion briefs 8-11-10

Zion Youth Conference set for Aug. 13-15
Edgefield Baptist Church’s Zion Youth Ministry will host Youth Conference 2010 Aug. 13-15. The theme is “Abraham’s Seed.” The conference will start Friday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m., with guest speaker MinisterTamarkus Cook, and will conclude Sunday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. with guest speaker Minister Stephanie Caldwell. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in Fayetteville. For more information, call the church, 770-461-7388.

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Mrs. Ruth Hamblin Crumpton, 88, of Tyrone

Mrs. Ruth Hamblin Crumpton, 88, of Tyrone died August 6, 2010.

She was a longtime resident of Fayette County. She was preceded in death by her husband A.W. Crumpton, her son, Ricky Crumpton and a granddaughter, Gina Crumpton. Read More»

Mr. James Finley Painter, 67, of Union City

Mr. James Finley Painter, age 67, of Union City. Mr. Painter was an avid Atlanta Braves fan who went to be among the angels in the outfield on Friday, August 6, 2010 after a short illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents Finley M. Painter and Mary Louise Cox Painter; brother William R. Painter.

He is survived by his daughter Pamela Carpenter of Charleston, WV; son Jimmie Carpenter of Charleston; grandchildren Chrystal and Dylan Carrier, Kayla and MacKenzie Painter all of Charleston; sister Mary "Cookie" Akers of Fayetteville; nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. Read More»

Mrs. Mary Ruth Jones Horton, 94, of Brooks

Mrs. Mary Ruth Jones Horton, 94, of Brooks, passed away on August 2, 2010.

Mrs. Horton is preceded in death by her husband, A.J. “Pete” Horton; her parents, Roy and Vivian Jones; three brothers, three sisters and one great-grandson.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Carden of Brooks; son, Gene Horton and his wife Shirley of Fayetteville; brother, Bob Jones of Fayetteville ; eight grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Mrs. Jo Frances Bowers, 81, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Jo Frances Bowers, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.

Mrs. Bowers is survived by her husband, Max Alvin Bowers, Sr., sons, Max Bowers, Jr. and his wife Jane of Tarpon Springs, FL, and son Wade Bowers and his wife Angela Bowers of Sharpsburg; daughter, Elizabeth Beroset of Fayetteville; and grandchildren, Lawton, Emma, Brian, Michael, Hannah, Evan and Katherine. Read More»

Mr. Gordon Ray Carlson, 79, formerly of Atlanta and Savannah

Mr. Gordon Ray Carlson, formerly of Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, passed away August 4th in Atlanta at the age of 79.

Mr. Carlson was a loving father, grandfather and a friend to many.

Mr. Carlson was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1931. As a young adult, he moved to Miami and then to Atlanta in 1959 to manage a bowling center for All American Bowling Corporation. He became Executive Vice President of Operations, and by the time he retired in 1985 the company owned and operated 46 bowling centers across the Southeast; he had a hand in all of them. Read More»

Church hosts yard sale for orphans in Uganda

Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church and Pearl Ministries, Inc. will have a church yard sale to benefit African orphans, Friday, Aug. 13 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 14 from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Read More»

Last fling before school year

There was fun all around last Saturday at Shamrock Park, as kids of all ages turned out for the “Back to School Bash.” There were plenty of rides, games and activities as well as plenty of food for everyone who worked up an appetite. Pictured above are some of the kids trying their hand at catching one of the many free frisbees and other gifts that were tossed into their waiting arms.

There was fun all around last Saturday at Shamrock Park, as kids of all ages turned out for the “Back to School Bash.” There were plenty of rides, games and activities as well as plenty of food for everyone who worked up an appetite. Pictured above are some of the kids trying their hand at catching one of the many free frisbees and other gifts that were tossed into their waiting arms.