Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations

Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven offers the finest in facilities, service and personalized care. We are proud to offer the convenience and affordability of planning all funeral and cemetery arrangements from one location. At Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven, we believe that every life is unique. Every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who are thinking of planning their arrangements in advance, Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. WHITLEY-GARNER AT ROSEHAVEN FUNERAL HOME Our professional staff welcomes you to the warm and friendly atmosphere of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven. We're here to listen and provide options to meet the needs of you and your loved ones. Whether you prefer cremation with a small family gathering or a large traditional funeral, you can trust us to assist you in planning and honoring your final arrangements. The lovely full-service Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven funeral home is located on the grounds of Rosehaven Memorial Park. In addition to a beautiful entry and public gathering area, we have four large staterooms and a chapel with a cathedral ceiling and seating for 250 guests. ROSEHAVEN MEMORIAL PARK Rolling lawns, picturesque statues and well-maintained landscaping contribute to the beauty of Rosehaven Memorial Park. We offer a variety of choices for planning your family's burial estate, including traditional ground burial, private garden estates and community mausoleums. Attractive granite upright monuments are available in designated areas of our cemetery gardens, along with flat granite or bronze and granite memorials. The Rosehaven Community Mausoleum offers single and double crypts for those who desire aboveground entombment. Niches for cremated remains are also available in the mausoleum. Private family mausoleums can also be designed to meet your family's special needs. Rosehaven is a perpetual care cemetery, with trust funds regulated by the state of Georgia. This means that your burial estate and overall appearance of the park will be properly maintained forever.


Our Obituaries

Huland Thomas Simons

June 28, 1944 - January 28, 2018


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Betty Louise Tuttle

June 7, 1936 - January 27, 2018


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Albert Eugene McCoy

May 9, 1943 - January 24, 2018

Mr. Albert E. McCoy, age 74, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018. He was born May 9, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL. Albert was a truck driver and was known as "The Real McCoy", his CB handle. Knowledge was very important to Albert and because it was, there wasn't anything that he didn't know something about. Albert was a Veteran, having proudly served his country in the US...
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Dwight James Cowan

May 20, 1971 - January 24, 2018

Mr. Dwight James Cowan, age 46, of Rockmart, GA passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018. He was born May 20, 1971 in Austell, GA. Mr. Cowan graduated from Alexander High School with the class of 1990. He was very involved with the Boy Scouts of America program. Dwight enjoyed mountain biking, hiking and camping. He was an avid gamer and liked working on cars. He was also a member at Prays Mill...
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Raymond Earnest Paternosto

May 21, 1943 - January 24, 2018


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Shirley Ann Dorsett

March 15, 1938 - January 23, 2018

Shirley "Ann" Dorsett, age 79, of Winston, Georgia passed away on Tuesday January 23, 2018. Shirley was born March 15, 1938 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late, Samuel "Grady" Westbrook and Era Glaze Westbrook.She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Dorsett and her sister, Edith Carter.Ann is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Mary Dorsett; daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and...
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Esther Cloud

May 4, 1942 - January 20, 2018

Esther McGee Cloud, 75, of Lithia Springs, Georgia passed away on January 20, 2018.Esther was born in Atlanta, Georgia May 4, 1942. She was married to George Cloud on September 11, 1964. They were happily married for 54 years.Esther is survived by her adoring husband, George Cloud; daughters, Alisa Hinson, Layna Smith, Leslie Hilderbrand; grandchildren, Michael Hinson, Joshua Hinson, Sydney...
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Steven Murray Johnson

February 4, 1947 - January 19, 2018

Mr. Steven Murray Johnson, age 70, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. He was born February 4, 1947. Mr. Johnson proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed working on cars and fishing. Steven retired from Delta Airlines. Mr. Johnson loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and going on rides with his wife, both cross country or just nearby...
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Carolyn Joyce Williams

September 3, 1947 - January 18, 2018

Carolyn Joyce Williams, age 70, of Winston, GA passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018. She was born in Chattanooga, TN on September 3, 1947. Mrs. Williams loved children and animals. She was a teacher and later became a principal. Carolyn was also a Professional Certified Educational Therapist, PCET, as well as with the National Institute of Learning Disabilities, NILD. Her favorite pastime...
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Olivia Diane Sheridan

April 10, 1983 - January 15, 2018

Olivia Diane Tomczak Sheridan, age 34, of Smyrna, GA passed away Monday, January 15, 2018. She was born April 10, 1983 in Marietta, GA. Ms. Sheridan was a people person and very outgoing. She was very feminine, enjoying shopping, clothes and jewelry. Olivia was a Harry Potter fan and loved spending time with her son.Preceding her in death is her mother, Virginia Tomczak; grandmother, Dorothy...
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Gary Vincent Brown

July 25, 1956 - January 14, 2018

Mr. Gary Vincent Brown, age 61, of Lithia Springs, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018. He was born July 25, 1956 in Norfolk, Virginia. He enjoyed motorcycles, working and hunting. He was an avid Falcons football fan.Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his father, Jake Boyd Brown; and a brother, Michael Brown.He is survived by his mother, Maxine Brown; daughter, Brandy Rena Brown;...
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James Cris Hoskins

March 21, 1968 - January 12, 2018

Mr. James Cris Hoskins, age 49, of Lithia Springs, Georgia passed away Friday, January 12, 2018. He was born March 21, 1968 in Marietta, Georgia. He enjoyed fishing, nature, photography and taking care of his Mom.Mr. Hoskins was preceded in death by his father, James Ray Hoskins; and a brother, Robert "Bobby" Hoskins.He is survived by his mother, Eulene Hoskins; sisters, Vera Hoskins and...
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Cecil Leroy Newman

February 17, 1936 - January 11, 2018

Mr. Cecil Leroy Newman, age 81, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born February 17, 1936 in Villa Rica, Georgia. Mr. Newman retired as a school bus driver for Clayton County School System. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed gardening. Mr. Newman was an active member of the Woodie Fite Senior Center, and was a member of the Daylight Masonic...
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Leo Johnny Blasczyk

April 21, 1932 - January 11, 2018

Mr. Leo Johnny Blasczyk, age 85, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018. One of 14 children, he was born April 21, 1932 in Pulaski, Wisconsin. Mr. Blasczyk was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served his country in the Korean War. He retired from Lockheed with 35 years of service. He enjoyed working on old tractors, antiques, metal working, cutting firewood, and...
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Mike Mitchell

January 23, 1938 - January 10, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Douglas Chatham

November 24, 1938 - January 6, 2018

Douglas M. Chatham, Sr., age 79, of Acworth, GA, passed away Saturday, January 6th, 2018. He was born Nov. 24th, 1938. Doug was the son of the late Bert and Hazel Chatham.He is survived by his wife Jacquelyn (Jackie) Chatham; his daughter and her husband, Teresa and Chris Mealer; his son and his wife, Doug Jr. and Wanda Chatham; and his grandchildren, Savannah Mealer, Reed, and Carmen Chatham. He...
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Armando Reynosa

June 8, 1949 - January 5, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Julia Margaret Collier

January 9, 1929 - January 5, 2018

Mrs. Julia Margaret Collier, age 88, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. She was born January 9, 1929 in Jefferson, GA. Mrs. Collier enjoyed fishing, cooking, sewing and going to yard sales. Her favorite pastime however, was spending time with her family.Preceding her in death are her parents, Andy and Julia Blackstock, brothers, Marion Blackstock and Sonny Blackstock as well...
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Pamela Lynn Beavers

January 16, 1960 - January 3, 2018

Mrs. Pamela "Pam" Lynn Beavers, age 57, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. She was born January 16, 1960 in Marietta, Georgia. Pam loved spending time with her family, friends and dogs, and enjoyed camping, cooking, reading and antiquing.Mrs. Beavers was preceded in death by her beloved husband, D. W. "Juno" Beavers, Jr.; a daughter, Joy Ingram; her parents, F. L....
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David Preston Singleton

January 18, 1947 - December 27, 2017

Mr. David Preston Singleton, age 70, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Mr. Singleton was born January 18, 1947 in Atlanta, Georgia.Beloved father and grand-father, Mr. Singleton was a man who appreciated the simple things of life, being out in nature, and spending time with the people he loved. Also known for his natural mechanical abilities and self-reliance. He...
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Helen Hussan

January 9, 1927 - December 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Joan Carolyn Casey

September 13, 1935 - December 24, 2017

Mrs. Joan Carolyn Casey, age 82, of Carrollton, GA passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017. She was born September 13, 1935 in Greenville, SC. Mrs. Casey was an active member with Liberty Baptist Church until her latter years, often going on senior trips with fellow members. She was a doll collector and enjoyed arts and crafts. She also enjoyed shopping, especially at yard sales and flea markets....
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Redia Ann Donaldson

April 26, 1952 - December 22, 2017

Mrs. Redia Ann Donaldson, age 65, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. She was born on April 26, 1952 in Charleston, West Virginia. She loved to travel, with her favorite pool being the Harborside Pool at Paradise Island. She also loved the Bahamas, Aruba, Maui, Honolulu, Cancun, Paris, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Puerto Vallarta, and the Cirque du Soleil in Las...
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Evie Virginia Morris

February 23, 1931 - December 22, 2017

Evie Marvine Wellham (86) of Conroe, Texas went to be with her Lord on Friday, December 22, 2017. Evie Marvine was born February 23, 1931 to Byron Wellham and Evie Johnston Wellham.Marvine lived in Douglasville, Georgia for years before moving to St. Augustine, Florida. She worked as an executive secretary for an architect firm for many years. Later, she moved to Texas after the death of her...
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Redia Ann Donaldson

April 26, 1952 - December 22, 2017

Mrs. Redia Ann Donaldson, age 65, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. She was born on April 26, 1952 in Charleston, West Virginia. She loved to travel, with her favorite pool being the Harborside Pool at Paradise Island. She also loved the Bahamas, Aruba, Maui, Honolulu, Cancun, Paris, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Puerto Vallarta, and the Cirque du Soleil in Las...
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Thelma Juanita Drass

August 29, 1947 - December 22, 2017

Ms. Thelma Juanita “Nita” Drass, age 70, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. She was born August 29, 1947 in Baltimore, MD. Ms. Drass was a member at Crossroads Church since 2004. She retired from McCormick Spice after 40 years of service. Nita loved arts and crafts.Nita is preceded in death by her parents Frances and Thelma Richardson and step-son Michael...
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Norman Russell Stiehl

February 16, 1927 - December 19, 2017

Mr. Norman Russell Stiehl, Sr., age 90 of Douglasville, GA. passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017. He was born February 16, 1927 in Hamilton, OH. Mr. Stiehl proudly served and retired from the United States Army after 21 years of service. He also retired from Lockheed. Norman loved playing golf. He was a great husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family.Mr. Stiehl was...
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Brenda Carol Fishburne

December 5, 1949 - December 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Rod Sturdivant

January 26, 1968 - December 15, 2017

Mr. Rod Sturdivant, age 49, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Friday, December 15th, 2017. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 26th, 1968. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid fan of Dallas Cowboys and the University of Michigan. He loved spending time with his children and his family, enjoyed to barbecue, playing golf and listening to old school music.Mr. Sturdivant preceded in...
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Ronald Keith Henson

April 25, 1961 - December 15, 2017

Mr. Ronald Keith Henson, age 56, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Friday, December 15, 2017. He was born April 25, 1961 in Zion, Illinois. Mr. Henson was a member of New Vision Baptist Church, where he formerly served as church pianist and choir director. He also has served as the pianist for Divine Mercy.Mr. Henson was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Judith Henson.He is...
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Bonnie Sue Eldredge

September 9, 1948 - December 12, 2017

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Eldredge, age 69, of Carrollton, GA passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. She was born September 9, 1948 in Atlanta, GA. Bonnie was a Georgia native, living here her entire life. She loved to sing gospel songs. Spending time with her family was her favorite pastime. She is preceded in death by her parents, Reverend James and Frances Garner. Bonnie is survived by her husband of...
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Ronnie Allan Perry

February 15, 1965 - December 6, 2017

Mr. Ronnie Allan Perry, age 52, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born February 15, 1965 in Fort Smith, AR. Mr. Perry loved all sports, but was especially partial to football. He played football at Lithia Springs High School as well as for Western Carolina University. Preceding him in death is his sister, Felicia Perry. He is survived by his parents Levi and...
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Tanya Leigh Cohoon

August 28, 1962 - December 3, 2017

Tanya "Big Mama" Cohoon, 55, peacefully passed away in her home surrounded by family after a hard fought battle with cancer on December 3rd, 2017. She was born the oldest of two children on August 28th, 1962 in Valdosta, Ga. Big Mama was a 1980 graduate of Savannah Christian Preparatory School where she played softball and basketball. She devoted a large portion of her life taking care of others...
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Bertha Jane Fritts

October 23, 1947 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Mary Elizabeth Siswick

March 12, 1949 - November 30, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Siswick, age 68 of Lithia Springs, GA. passed on November, 30, 2017. Mary loved people, she volunteered with First Baptist Church of Lithia Springs in the gym. She earned her degree as a Registered Nurse from Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Miami, Florida. Mary worked many years at Parkway Medical Center and volunteered to coordinate the employee reunion every few...
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Leah Susan Brumbelow

September 2, 1949 - November 28, 2017

Ms. Leah Susan Brumbelow, age 68, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017. She was born September 2, 1949 in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Brumbelow was self-employed as an attorney serving as a Juvenile Public Defender in Douglas County. She loved hunting, working in her garden and was a shell collector.Preceding her in death are her parents, Brooks and Flonnie Brumbelow and her sister...
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Richard Lawrence Taylor

February 7, 1927 - November 28, 2017

Mr. Richard Lawrence Taylor, age 90, of Villa Rica, GA passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He was born February 7, 1927 in Toledo, OH. Mr. Taylor worked as a mechanic with Auto Zone. He was a member of the Douglasville Masonic Lodge for over 70 years. He enjoyed the beach, reading and the mountains. Mr. Taylor served as a deacon at Douglasville Second Baptist Church for many years, and was...
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Billie Nell Meadows

July 9, 1930 - November 27, 2017

Mrs. Billie Nell Meadows, age 87, of Temple, GA passed away Monday, November 27, 2017. She was born July 9, 1930 in Crossville, TN. Mrs. Meadows enjoyed sewing teddy bears and was an antique dealer for many years. She had a fond love for cats, coffee and cigars.She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years and love of her life, Ross E. Meadows, Sr.; her parents Elmo and Dovey Boles; her son...
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Janice Louise Hite

November 16, 1952 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Judy Shirley Glover

January 31, 1950 - November 25, 2017

Mrs. Judy Shirley Glover, age 67, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. She was born January 31, 1950 in Austell, Georgia. She was an Administrative Assistant for N.W. Neurology. Mrs. Glover loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an animal lover, enjoyed working in the yard and growing flowers. Mrs. Glover was preceded in death by...
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Jimmie Sue Sparks

October 31, 1934 - November 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Johnny Ralph Shell

February 10, 1938 - November 22, 2017

Mr. Johnny Ralph Shell, Sr., age 79, of Dallas, GA passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017. He was born February 10, 1938 in Douglasville, GA. Mr. Shell served in the United States Army. He was a member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church in Mableton, GA. He retired from Frank Jackson Lincoln Mercury. He married Helen Anne Collins of Mableton, GA on May 26, 1961. Preceding him in death were his...
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Lynette Rene FREW

December 25, 1957 - November 20, 2017

Mrs. Lynette Rene Leslie Frew, age 59, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, November 20, 2017. She was born in Hutchinson, KS on December 25, 1957. Mrs. Frew loved animals of all kinds, gardening, painting and crafting. Her favorite pastime however, was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.Lynette is preceded in death by her husband Jackie Lee Frew and her father James S...
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Vicki Marie Rudeseal

March 13, 1969 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Betty Jane Clay

December 11, 1943 - November 17, 2017

Mrs. Betty Jane Clay, age 73, of Temple, Georgia, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. She was born December 11, 1943 in Corbin, Kentucky. Mrs. Clay never met a stranger, and was a member of the Red Hat Society. Her hobbies included board games, music and travel.Mrs. Clay was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel B. Clay; her parents, Brad and Lucy Cox; and a son, Kenneth M. Clay.She is...
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James Edward Partee

November 28, 1949 - November 15, 2017

Mr. James Edward Partee, Jr., age 67, of Kennesaw, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He was born November 28, 1949 in Athens, Georgia. He achieved the rank of Eagle with the Boy Scouts of America and was recipient of the Good and Country Award. Mr. Partee presented Queen Elizabeth with a painting of her horses that he had painted for her Diamond Jubilee. He designed and painted...
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Susan Dianne Evans

July 10, 1957 - November 11, 2017

Mrs. Susan Dianne Evans, age 60, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017. She was born July 10, 1957 in Rossville, Georgia. She was the best wife and sweetest sister anyone could ever have. She was studying criminal science and forensics at Clayton State University.Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her parents, George and Irma Wright Griggs; her daughter, Chawna Adams;...
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Jerry Foss

July 11, 1948 - November 10, 2017

Jerry Foss was born in Camden, NJ on July 11, 1948 and died November 10, 2017. He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War and a great patriot. Jerry worked many years with the Alexander High School Football program filming their games and volunteering his time and talents to help the program. He was recognized for his contribution many times during their awards banquets. A lover of all things...
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Robert D. Honea

April 21, 1939 - November 10, 2017

Mr. Robert Daniel Honea, age 78, of Sevierville, Tennessee, formerly of Villa Rica, Georgia, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. He was born April 21, 1939 in Rome, Georgia. Mr. Honea was a Veteran serving his country in the United States Air Force. He retired from Lockheed after working 36 years. His passion was cars, building street rods and entering car competitions. He loved furry...
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Barbara Ann Moon

June 16, 1931 - October 31, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Ann Fultz Moon, age 86, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017. She was born a coal miner’s daughter in Chevrolet, Kentucky on June 16, 1931. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved Marietta, Georgia.Mrs. Moon was preceded in death by her husband, H. Richard Moon; and her parents, Carl and Elma Smiddy Fultz...
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Ossie Arizonia Dobbs

August 11, 1931 - October 30, 2017

Mrs. Ossie Arizonia Williams Dobbs, age 86, of Winston, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. A native of Douglas County, she was born August 11, 1931 to the late Arthur and Katie Hutcherson Williams, Sr. Mrs. Dobbs was the mother of nine children and a pillar in the community. She was a 70-year member of Old Mountain Top Baptist Church, and was a charter member of The Marvelous Light...
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Rabecca Mae Fagan

January 7, 1954 - October 29, 2017

Rabecca "Becky" Mae Fagan, age 63 of Douglasville, Georgia passed on October 29, 2017. She was blessed to have been surrounded by family during her last days. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Sanford and Nellie George. As a child she loved playing with her siblings and friends doing anything outside. She loved reminiscing and telling stories of her childhood, something her...
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Joyce Goodwin

June 20, 1932 - October 29, 2017

Mrs. Joyce Marie Goodwin, age 85, of Carrollton, Georgia, formerly of McDonough, Georgia,passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017. She was born on June 20, 1932 in Avon Park, Florida.Mrs. Goodwin was formerly employed by Lockheed Martin, and in her later years worked takingcare of babies at Little Ones Daycare. She loved babies and she loved her family; she wasknown for having her house covered in...
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Betty Carol Richardson

September 14, 1939 - October 28, 2017

Mrs. Betty Carol Richardson, age 78, of Douglasville, GA passed away October 28, 2017. She was born September 14, 1939 in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Richardson was a very social person. She loved being with her family and friends and making them laugh. She had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger.Betty is preceded in death by her parents Johnny and Betty Wyatt as well as sister Sylvia Brothers...
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Patsy Gail Sutton

January 11, 1947 - October 27, 2017

Mrs. Patsy Gail Sutton, age 70, of Douglasville, GA passed away October 27, 2017. She was born in Atlanta, GA on January 11, 1947. Mrs. Sutton loved her animals, especially her dogs and parakeets. Her favorite pastime however, was spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Margaret Milligan.Patsy is survived by her husband Paul Sutton;...
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Sue Boggs

September 29, 1933 - October 24, 2017

Mrs. Sue Lenett Boggs, age 84, of Powder Springs, GA passed away October 23, 2017. She was born September 29, 1933 in Atlanta, GA. Sue retired from AT&T after 20 years. She loved to dance, travel and spend time at the beach. She was very active in her community at Silver Springs, playing cards and enjoying game nights. Sue attended Ringling School of Art and was a very talented artist, having...
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Margaret Ruth Turner

August 9, 1921 - October 21, 2017

Mrs. Margaret “MeMe” Ruth Malcolm Conner Turner, age 96, of Douglasville, GA went to be with her Lord and loved ones Saturday, October 21, 2017. She was born August 9, 1921 in Atlanta, GA and is the last of nine children of a close knit family. From her earliest youth, she was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. She served in organizations as...
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David Cobb Matthews

November 23, 1936 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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John David Reynolds

April 17, 1939 - October 17, 2017

John David Reynolds, age 78, of Cumming, GA. passed on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. John was born April 17, 1939 in Douglasville, Georgia to Eunice Melvina Hall Reynolds and James Dilmus Reynolds.Mr. Reynolds was a Deputy Sheriff for Fulton County, serving 34 years. He loved fishing and his favorite pastime was long drives in the mountains with family. His true passion was spending time with his...
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Forrest Jerry Deal

October 11, 1943 - October 17, 2017

Mr. Forrest Jerry Deal, age 74, of Winston, GA passed away October 17, 2017. He was born October 11, 1943 in Atlanta, GA. Jerry retired from Atlanta Gas Light after 38 years of service. He loved being on the lake fishing, camping and water skiing. He also loved being in Panama City on the beach. Jerry was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.Jerry...
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Forrest Jerry Deal

October 11, 1943 - October 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rose Haven Cemetery, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Stanley Clyde Dowda

August 6, 1963 - October 4, 2017

Stanley Clyde Dowda, age 54 of Temple, GA. passed on October 4, 2017 with family by his side. He was born in Douglasville, GA. to the late Earnest Dowda and Elizabeth Dowda. As a child, Stanley loved playing youth football and baseball. Later in his life, he enjoyed roller skating, boating, water skiing, camping, motorcross, skydiving and Harley motorcycles. Stanley was a “Jack of all...
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Julius Thornton Smith

September 11, 1940 - September 28, 2017

Mr. Julius Thornton Smith, Jr., age 77, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was born September 11, 1940 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Smith loved working at International Harvester and did so for 51 years and 6 months. He also loved his coworkers. He was a hard worker and would not have retired except health issues arose. Smitty enjoyed roller coasters and traveling, especially...
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Clifton George Hamilton

February 26, 1965 - September 27, 2017

Mr. Clifton George Hamilton, Sr., age 52, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He was born February 26, 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica. Mr. Hamilton enjoyed doing body work on cars, listening to music and playing Dominoes. He was very funny and comical, making everyone laugh. He was also a disciplinarian, outspoken and a very hard worker. His favorite pastime however was...
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Angela Lynn Long

April 19, 1962 - September 24, 2017

Mrs. Angela Lynn Long, age 55 of Social Circle, GA passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017. She was born April 19, 1962 in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Long enjoyed going to the beach and watching NASCAR. Her favorite pastime however, was spending time with her family and friends. She was outgoing, friendly and had a big heart.Preceding her in death is her mother Alice Faye Tucker; her grandmothers Rosa...
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Billy Lee Sims

September 5, 1930 - September 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Charles Matthew Crone

November 26, 1960 - September 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Samuel Taylor Johnson

June 15, 1982 - September 20, 2017

Samuel Taylor Johnson, age 35, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017. He was born June 15, 1982 in Holdrege, NE to Gene and Marjorie Johnson. He was a beautiful, healthy, happy baby. In 1985 his family moved to Douglasville, GA. Things seemed to be looking up for our family until March of 1986 when Taylor contracted viral encephalitis. He was airlifted from Douglas...
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Thomas Aldean Camp

April 19, 1933 - September 11, 2017

Mr. Thomas Aldean Camp, age 84, of Winston, GA passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. He was born April 19, 1933 in Decatur, GA. Mr. Camp was a Georgia native. He established his own roofing company and was in business for over 50 years in the Atlanta metro area. Mr. Camp enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and working in the yard. He also enjoyed listening to bluegrass music. His...
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Sammie L. Brown

August 16, 1933 - September 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Joel Mark Baril

August 17, 1957 - August 28, 2017

Mr. Joel Mark Baril, age 60, of Hiram, GA passed away Monday, August 28, 2017. He was born August 17, 1957 in Montreal, Canada. Joel loved dogs and children. He enjoyed working on and riding ATV’s and motorcycles, traveling from Montreal, Canada to LA, California at one time. He truly enjoyed the outdoors, including camping and fishing. Joel also liked to play the guitar. His favorite...
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June S. Bragg

June 15, 1936 - August 22, 2017

Our dear and beloved mother, Mrs. June S. Bragg, age 81 of Fairburn, GA kept the faith, fought the good fight and finished the race on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She was a God-fearing woman; full of faith, who loved the Lord and did many alms in secret. She was a joy to be around. She was a best friend and companion to each of her children and a caregiver to her two younger sisters. Her capacity...
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Constance Marquita Pender

September 22, 1967 - August 20, 2017

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Rebecca Lynn Craft

December 1, 1959 - August 19, 2017

Mrs. Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Craft, age 57, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017. A native of Douglasville, she was born December 1, 1959. Becky was a 1977 graduate of Lithia Springs High School and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in 1981. She walked with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in support of her sister...
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Henry Douglas McClain

October 19, 1929 - August 16, 2017

Mr. Henry Douglas “Doug” McClain, age 87, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017. He was born October 19, 1929 in Opelika, Alabama. Mr. McClain was a Veteran, proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army. He achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class and was deployed to combat in Korea, then awarded the Korean Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Combat...
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Richard Wayne Rankin

May 11, 1972 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Clarence Thomas Jeffares

August 16, 1931 - August 10, 2017

Mr. Clarence Thomas “Tommy” Jeffares, age 85, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born August 16, 1931 in Dunwoody, GA. Tommy worked at Douglas County Roads and Revenue for 37 years, having paved or worked on most of the roads in Douglas County. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and gardening, where he grew many things among which was...
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Thomas David Brown

July 19, 1958 - August 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Dorothy Culp

December 23, 1925 - August 2, 2017

West Union, SC— Dorothy Culp, 91, passed away on August 2, 2017, due to complications she sustained from a fall in her home in West Union, SC.Dorothy is the beloved mother of Karen (Nick) Linscott of Walhalla, SC and Ross David Culp, Jr. (Betty) of Munster, IN; two grandchildren: Matthew Culp and Natalie Webster; one great-granddaughter: Madison Webster; one sister: Norma Jean (Richard Dec....
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Paula Sue Smith

August 3, 1949 - July 31, 2017

Mrs. Paula Sue Smith, age 67, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. She was born August 3, 1949 in Sheridan, Michigan. She was retired from the Douglas County School System, where she worked as the Media Clerk at Factory Shoals Elementary School and was known to dress up as Mother Goose. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who called her...
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Phyllis Elaine Denton

June 12, 1929 - July 30, 2017

Mrs. Phyllis Elaine Denton, age 88, of Douglasville, GA passed away from Pulmonary Fibrosis on Sunday, July 30, 2017 in the home of her daughter Deanna M. Denton. She was born June 12, 1929 in Grand Island, NE. She raised her family in Appleton, WI. She enjoyed painting, drawing, writing stories, playing the piano, organ and the harmonica and she was an avid reader.She is preceded in death by...
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Archie Alendo Cranford

February 5, 1949 - July 29, 2017

Mr. Archie Alendo Cranford, age 68, of Winston, GA passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017. He was born February 5, 1949 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Cranford was a locksmith and owned Archie’s Lock Shop. Archie proudly served his country and retired from the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing and working. His favorite pastime however, was spending time with his family.Preceding him in death is his...
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W. Jean Allen

January 20, 1940 - July 29, 2017

Mrs. W. Jean Allen, age 77, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away July 29, 2017. She was born January 20, 1940. Jean was very active in her community and served in many capacities within Douglas County.She is survived by her husband, and love of her life, Bill Allen; her daughter and son-in-law Julie and Denny Fetkenhour; brother and sister-in-law Harlan and Jackie Morris as well as grandson JW ...
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Charles L. Dodson

December 25, 1929 - July 28, 2017

Mr. Charles “Charlie” Louis Dodson, age 87, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, July 28, 2017. He was born December 25, 1929 in Mableton, GA. Mr. Dodson was a member of Midway United Methodist Church. He was a former Douglasville City Council member and served as County Commission Chairman from 1975 until 1980. Mr. Dodson owned Dodson Tire and Glass for many years and was...
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Betty Corine Waycaster

May 13, 1932 - July 23, 2017

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John Henry Stephens

July 24, 1931 - July 23, 2017

Mr. John Henry Stephens, age 85, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. A native of Douglas County, he was born July 24, 1931 in Douglasville. Mr. Stephens loved fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Douglasville.Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Cicley Love Stephens; two brothers and five sisters.He is survived by...
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Edward Robert Wood

August 24, 1938 - July 22, 2017

Mr. Edward Robert Wood, age 78, of Dallas, Georgia, formerly of Douglasville, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017. He was born August 24, 1938 in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Wood began his career as a teacher and baseball coach in Ohio from 1961 until 1991. He served as Assistant Coach at Duke University from 1991 until 1995. In 1998, he became the Assistant Baseball Coach at Alexander High School and...
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Bonita Carlotta Bowen

August 9, 1954 - July 19, 2017

Bonita Carlotta Bowen, age 62, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was born August 9, 1954 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ms. Bowen was a registered nurse for over 40 years, working at Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Labor and Delivery at Broward General Medical Center, at Crawford and Company in Savannah, and with Peach State Health Plan. Bonita was currently employed...
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Helen Joyce Butts

October 22, 1931 - July 17, 2017

Mrs. Helen Massey Butts, age 85, of Winston, Georgia went to be with her Lord on July 17, 2017. She was born October 22, 1931 in Boone Hill, NC. She graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton, North Carolina. Helen and Elias Borden (E.B.) Butts were married on April 10, 1949 in Dillon, South Carolina. Mrs. Butts left her hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina and moved to Florida in 1959,...
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Bill Coker

November 10, 1942 - July 8, 2017

Mr. Bill Coker, age 74, of Carrollton, GA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his home after an extended battle with lung cancer. He was born November 10, 1942 in Gadsden, Alabama to the late William Edward and Elsie Buryl Hamilton Coker. Mr. Coker was a Veteran, having served his country in the United States Air Force.Bill retired as a driver from UPS, he never met a stranger,...
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Robert Cook Eidson

January 12, 1924 - July 6, 2017

Rev. Robert (Bob) Eidson of 102 South Street (Stewart House), Carrollton, GA, passed away July 6, 2017. He was born January 12, 1924 in Douglas County, the son of the late Ettie Mae Cook Eidson and Walton Eidson.Rev. Eidson served in World War II in the 10th Mountain Division from 1944-1945. He also served in Italy; there he received the Purple Heart.After the war, Rev. Eidson was ordained into...
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Fred L. Davis

May 6, 1938 - July 2, 2017

Mr. Fred Louis Davis, age 79, of Villa Rica, Georgia passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017. He was born May 6, 1938 in Miami, Florida. He was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church. Mr. Davis loved spending time with his family. He was an adventurer, loved to fish, golf and enjoyed traveling. Growing up in Clayton, Georgia, he especially loved spending time in the North Georgia mountains. Mr. Davis was...
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Clark Clark Robinson

June 5, 1925 - June 30, 2017

Dr. Clark Robinson, 92, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away on June 30, 2017. He was the son of the late Henry Robinson and Bonnie Belle Stogner Robinson.Visitation will be held Sunday July 2nd from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, GA. Visitation will also precede the funeral services on Monday July 3rd at First Baptist Church in...
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William Andrew Conaway

December 29, 1943 - June 26, 2017

Mr. William Andrew Conaway, age 73, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born December 29, 1943 in Clearfield, PA. Mr. Conaway loved hunting and yard work. He had a passion for cars. William retired from Xerox.He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Betty Jane Conaway; his brother Larry Conaway and sister Peg Daub.Surviving him is his wife and love of his life,...
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Gloria Jean Harper

November 30, 1946 - June 26, 2017

Mrs. Gloria Jean Harper, age 70, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. She was born November 30, 1946 in Villa Rica, Georgia. Mrs. Harper retired from Ft. McPherson, where she worked in Financial Management. After retirement, she did payroll for Heaven-Sent Helpers in Villa Rica. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was an avid sports fan. She was a member of...
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Gina Renee Ramsey

December 3, 1974 - June 21, 2017

Mrs. Gina Renee Ramsey, age 42, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was born December 3, 1974 in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Ramsey loved camping, traveling, experiencing new places and swimming. Gina enjoyed working and helping her husband remodel homes. Her favorite thing do to however, was spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her...
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Joyce Gaddy Jordan

September 22, 1929 - June 17, 2017

Mrs. Joyce Gaddy Jordan, age 87, of Whitesburg, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. She was born September 22, 1929 in Thomasville, Georgia. She loved being with her children and grandchildren, and was an outstanding cook. She enjoyed figurine painting, sewing, gardening, traveling and loved driving. Joyce loved her church and was a member of Central Baptist Church, where she was in the ...
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Linda Eileen BELL

January 26, 1949 - June 16, 2017

Mrs. Linda Hall Bell, age 68, of Douglasville, GA passed away Friday, June 16, 2017. She was born January 26, 1949 in Atlanta, GA. In her youth, Linda was an avid bowler. Linda graduated from Sylvan Hills High School in 1967. In the early 70’s she worked at Rich’s in Atlanta and then C&S Bank. She worked at Parisian/Belk in customer service. She was working at Wellstar Cobb...
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Alexander Green Caudle

December 22, 1931 - June 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Marvienne Pinder

March 29, 1931 - June 7, 2017

Mrs. Marvienne Pinder, age 86, of Marietta, GA passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017. She was born March 29, 1931 in Spanish Wells, Bahamas. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a homemaker who loved caring for her family and cherished spending time with them. She was a member of Bright Star United Methodist Church.Mrs. Pinder was preceded in death by her beloved husband,...
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