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Marvin Keith Prevatt

Marvin Keith Prevatt, 47, Fayetteville, died Feb. 5, 2010. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Mae Prevatt, and father-in-law, Charles Whitener. Memorial services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel. Read More»

Gladys Carson

Gladys Carson, 78, Fayette County, died Feb. 6, 2010. She was a longtime owner and operator of Jackson General Store. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Jack Lanham officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Carson; daughters, Debora Carson, Fayette County, and Vickie and John Zyla, Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Doris and Ed Futyma, Hungtingtown, Md., and Judy and Bruce Bates, Churchton, Md. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Benjamin Franklin McLaughlin

Benjamin "Ben" Franklin McLaughlin, 73, Fayetteville, died Feb. 6, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Marguerite McLaughlin. He was a native of LaGrange and a graduate of LaGrange College. He worked and later retired from the State of Georgia. Memorial services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev Jimmy Slick officiating. Read More»

Frances Maloy Nordlund

Frances Maloy Nordlund, 94, Peachtree City, died Feb. 8, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur J. and Nora Bowdon Upchurch, husbands, W. T. Maloy, L. D. Rosser, and Howard Nordlund, and her great-great-grandchild, Ryane Taylor Rush. She was retired from Sears Roebuck with 28 years of service as a retail collection supervisor. She was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Praise Sunday School class. She was a 28 plus year survivor of breast cancer and a longtime volunteer with the Reach to Recovery Program through the American Cancer Society. Read More»

Mildred O. Lasiter

Mildred O. Lasiter, 90, Peachtree City, died Feb. 8, 2010. She was member of the First Baptist Church of Peachtree City and the Seekers Sunday School class. Services were at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home chapel with interment at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Tucker. Survivors include her husband, William H. Lasiter, Peachtree City; a son, Billy and Gail Lasiter, Peachtree City, a daughters, Dianne Lasiter Kalvelage, Peachtree City; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

Charlie Vera Frank

Charlie Vera Frank, 86, died Feb. 9, 2010. She was born July 30, 1923 in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles P. and Vera Lottie Smith, and her husband, Richard P. Frank. She found her name, "Charlie" a source of conversation and even got a draft notice in World War II. She was a prolific reader and also enjoyed driving, wearing out numerous vehicles. She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Forest Park for over 30 years. Read More»

Franklin Delane Tibbetts

Franklin Delane Tibbetts, Brooks community, died Feb. 11, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Mamie Tibbetts of Dallas, his wife of 21 years, Harmel Vining Tibbetts, and a granddaughter, Tina Tibbetts. Following two years in the United States Army, he attended school at night to study civil engineering and earned an associate degree from Southern Technical Institute. He worked as a draftsman in the mapping and planning department of the Georgia Department of transportation, creating detailed plans for future transportation routes. Read More»

Marielyn Strickland

Marielyn Strickland, 77, Fayetteville, died Feb. 13, 2010. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. Survivors include sons Wayne Strickland, Concord, and Jeff Strickland, Fayetteville; a daughter, Carol Holland, Senoia; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

Maybe this time, I’ll keep up with my pants

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We’re on the countdown to another wedding, and I look forward to being father of the bride while also performing the wedding ceremony. We had our first family wedding in November, 2008, when my second-born daughter wed at University of Georgia chapel in Athens. It was a beautiful event, and she was a gorgeous bride.

My youngest daughter marries in May, and hopefully I’ll be a little more relaxed this time. I thought I was handling things pretty well, but the morning of the wedding, my stress started showing. Read More»

Lenten lunches start today

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will host weekly Lenten lunches beginning Ash Wednesday, (today), at 11:30 a.m. The Faith Circle will provide a light lunch and the speaker will be the Rev. Mark Westmoreland.

An Ash Wednesday service will be held in the sanctuary tonight at 6:30 p.m. The service will include the imposition of ashes.

Lunches will continue each Thursday throughout Lent, (Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25) and will end with a lunch on April 1. All lunches will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The church is in downtown Fayetteville.

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