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Virginia Hines Bell, 99, of Fayetteville

Virginia Hines Bell, 99, of Fayetteville, Ga., formerly of Atlanta, passed away June 12, 2014.

She retired after 22 years as an Elementary School Teacher for the Fulton County School System.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lawson Bell, Sr. and daughter Marlene Bell.

She is survived by her son L. French Bell, Jr. and his wife Ginger; grandchildren Lt. Col. Lawson F. Bell, III of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Matthew Hines Bell of Portland, Ore.; great-grandchildren James and Luke Bell of Colorado Springs and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

James Sidney Rickard, 94, of Fayetteville

James Sidney Rickard, 94, of Fayetteville, passed away June 11, 2014.

He served his country during WWII in the US Army Air Corps. He then worked as an Air Traffic Controller for the FAA.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Frances Wilson Rickard.

He is survived by his daughter Anne (Randy) Hayes of Fayetteville and Susan (Randy) Mayfield of Sharpsburg; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother John R. Rickard of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and 9 nieces & nephews. Read More»

Bradley Richard Brown, 56, of Brooks

Bradley Richard Brown, 56, of Brooks, Ga. passed away June 15, 2014.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 31 years Sharon Brown; daughters Sydney and Haley Brown; son Griffin Brown; parents Richard & Katherine Brown; sister Elizabeth Jones; and also nieces & nephews.

A celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City. The family received friends Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m. Read More»

Lorraine Harvey, age 85

Lorraine Harvey passed away on June 12, 2014 at Southwest Christian Care in Union City, Ga.

Lorraine was born on July 18, 1928 in Queens, N.Y. to Muriel and James Brzezinski. She had one brother, Donald Brzezinski (deceased); and one sister, Carol Harrison.

At 13 she met the love of her life, Harold Harvey and they married when she was 19. Lorraine worked for Lufthansa Airlines and together they enjoyed traveling around the world. They were married for 57 years before his passing in 2005. Read More»

Jefferson Harold Flora, Jr., 81, of Peachtree City

Jefferson Harold Flora, Jr., 81, of Peachtree City, Ga. (formally of Atlanta) passed away on June 7, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jefferson Harold Flora, Sr. and Lorene Benta Hooper Flora of Atlanta. Read More»

Alleene Walker, 90, of Peachtree City

Alleene Walker, 90, of Peachtree City, passed away June 11, 2014. She proudly served in the United States Air Force and later retired from Eastern Airlines.

She was preceded in death by her brother William "Bill" Everett Walker and sisters Carolyn Fay Kelly and Peggy Ruth Boshers. She is survived by her sisters Betty Edmondson of Peachtree City and Cecil Ann Jones of Nashville and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside service will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Mt. Pleasant Tennessee. Read More»

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Coweta plans Sacred Harp Singing Convention, classes

Newnan’s historic courthouse in downtown Newnan will be the site of a Sacred Harp Singing Convention next month when the Coweta Visitors Center hosts the event from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, with dinner on the grounds at noon.

As a prelude and introduction to the art form, classes on sacred harp singing are planned at the center this month. Read More»

WOG moving into Coweta

Word of God’s pastor, John Fraser, and service committee president, Bill Drury. Photo/Special.

Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City recently purchased 17 acres of property in Sharpsburg. The property is on Ga. Highway 34, on the west bank of Shoal Creek. Pictured at the closing holding the newly signed contract are Word of God’s pastor, John Fraser, and service committee president, Bill Drury. Photo/Special.

PTCUMC’s Summer Speaker Series runs through July 23

Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd., has kicked off its Summer Speaker Series with a host of speakers and fascinating topics.

Topics center on 1 Timothy 6:12, “Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses.” (NLT)

Morning sessions run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Evening sessions run from 7-8:30 p.m. All sessions are held at the Robinson Road campus. Scheduled sessions are as follows: Read More»