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

Margaret Ruth Turner

August 9, 1921 - October 21, 2017

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David Cobb Matthews

November 23, 1936 - October 20, 2017

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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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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

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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

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

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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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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Vera Mullinax Emory

December 23, 1920 - May 26, 2017

Mrs. Vera Mullinax Emory, age 96, of Douglasville, GA passed away May 26, 2017. She was born December 23, 1920 to the late James “Jimmie” Mullinax and Beulah Barrett Mullinax. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aldon Mitchell Emory; sisters, Cora Bennett and Imogene Mullinax; and brother, Harvey Mullinax.Mrs. Emory was a longstanding member of...
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Edward Quinlan

October 4, 1959 - May 25, 2017

Mr. Edward Quinlan, II, of Bowdon, GA, passed away May 25, 2017. He was born October 4, 1959 in Atlanta, GA.Mr. Quinlan was a Senior Field Engineer with Medical Gas Specialists in Canton, Georgia.He is survived by his wife, Barbara Baggett Quinlan; parents, Eddie and Mildred Parr Quinlan; son, Paul Quinlan and his significant other; daughter, Christina Quinlan and her significant other; and five...
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Nancy Frances Dudley

August 18, 1940 - May 22, 2017

Mrs. Nancy Frances Goode Greene Dudley, age 76, of Villa Rica, GA, passed away May 22, 2017. She was born August 18, 1940 in Hamilton, OH to the late Joseph Eubanks Goode and Betty Lee Bradley Goode. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Walter Greene; second husband, Earl Wayne Dudley; and brothers, Pete Goode and Joe Goode.Nancy Dudley gave her life...
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Olga Lopez-Del Angel

May 24, 1971 - May 20, 2017

Ms. Olga Lopez- Del Angel, age 45, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away May 20, 2017. She was born May 24, 1971 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.She loved joking around and she never met a stranger. She was a very giving person- she would help anyone who needed anything. She was very strong-willed- she never believed that there was anything that she could not accomplish. You never saw her without a smile...
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Hazel Louise Thomas

March 29, 1953 - May 20, 2017

Mrs. Hazel Louise Thomas, age 64, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017. Mrs. Thomas was born March 29, 1953 in Douglasville, GA. She retired after many years of service with Wellstar. Louise enjoyed sewing, shopping and traveling. Her favorite thing to do, however was spend time with her family.She is preceded in death by her father, George Heflin Jennings.Louise is survived by...
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Percy Florence Meeks

October 13, 1925 - May 19, 2017

Mr. Percy Florence Meeks, age 91, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, May 19, 2017. He was born October 13, 1925 in Greensboro, GA. Mr. Meeks proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Douglasville since 1962 and also a member of “Keenagers”. Percy enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He retired from Sears after 22 years.Mr....
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Frances Patricia Long

August 6, 1933 - May 18, 2017

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

December 31, 2016 - May 15, 2017

Little Miss Jude Magnolia Johnson, 4 months of age, passed away May 15, 2017. She was born December 31, 2016 in DeKalb, GA.Jude was a ray of sunshine that touched the hearts and lives of everyone she met during her short time on earth. She enjoyed listening to music, bath time and snuggles, especially from her big sister, Willow, who affectionately called her, “my Jude Bug.” Her life...
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Patricia Ann Breitenbach

September 6, 1953 - May 15, 2017

Mrs. Patricia Ann Breitenbach, age 63, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017 with her family surrounding her. Patricia was born in Memphis Tennessee on September 6, 1953. Patricia graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Saginaw, Michigan.She married William “Bill” Breitenbach on November 14, 1988; they were happily married for 18 years...
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Jack Fred Gamel

April 13, 1948 - May 15, 2017

Mr. Jack Fred Gamel, age 69, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. He was born April 13, 1948 in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Gamel was an Army veteran who proudly served during the Vietnam War. He also served with the Jaycees, as National Treasurer and faithfully lived by the Jaycee creed. Jack was the sole owner of Jack F. Gamel, CPA, PC since 1974. He had 9 employees and specialized...
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Katherine Othelie Whiting

September 6, 1925 - May 11, 2017

Mrs. Katherine Othelie Whiting, age 91, of Villa Rica, GA, passed away May 11, 2017. She was born September 6, 1925 in Miami, FL to the late Richard and Katherine Daisy Moeller Robinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Myron Whiting; brother, Dick Robinson; and son, Richard C. Whiting.Mrs. Whiting was born in Miami, Florida where she met her husband....
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Dennis Matthew Jeffery

March 19, 1993 - April 29, 2017

Mr. Dennis Matthew “Matt” Jeffery, age 24, of Carrollton, GA passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was born March 19, 1993 in Atlanta, GA. Matt loved the outdoors, whether in the country or the mountains, hunting or fishing. He was very hands on being a great mechanic and handyman. Matt had an “old” soul and would drop anything at any time to help anyone in need. He...
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James Gordon Searcy

March 20, 1943 - April 29, 2017

Mr. James Gordon Searcy, age 74, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was born March 20, 1943 to the late William Victor Searcy and Edna Alvenia Cooper Searcy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Greene Searcy.Mr. Searcy attended Crossroads Church in Douglasville. He enjoyed gardening and building engines. His greatest passion,...
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Norris D. Jones

September 15, 1922 - April 28, 2017

Mr. Norris D. Jones, age 94 of Douglasville, GA, passed away April 28, 2017. He was born September 15, 1922 in to the late Steve and Frances Temples Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ronny Jones; and all of his siblings.Mr. Jones worked as a foreman with Johnson’s Control overseeing the makings of automobile batteries. He was a member and Elder of the...
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Brenda Sue Mings

November 21, 1943 - April 25, 2017

Mrs. Brenda Sue Mings, age 73, of Douglasville, GA, passed away April 25, 2017. She was born November 21, 1943 to the late Orville Louie and Maureen Agnes Nelson Gannon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne William Mings; brothers, Anthony, James, Michael, and Orville Gannon; and sisters, Elaine Danielson and Frances Martin.Mrs. Mings was a member of the...
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William Arnold Pearson

July 24, 1921 - April 25, 2017

Mr. William Arnold Pearson, Sr., age 95, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. He was born July 24, 1921 in Decatur, GA to the late Ernest William and Julia Christine Betts Pearson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Hall Pearson; brother, Dr. Lamar Pearson; and sisters, Elizabeth Pearson, Mildred Pearson, and Sara Pearson Chriss.Mr. Pearson was a faithful...
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Lucy Carolyn KELLER

February 11, 1939 - April 16, 2017

Mrs. Lucy Carolyn Crider/Cantrell Keller, age 78, of Carrollton, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was born February 11, 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was very involved with her family and her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, serving as a team mother for cheerleading and baseball, as well as a den mother for Scouts. She was a member of both PTA and the Booster Club....
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Shelbia Ann Reynolds

April 4, 1947 - April 13, 2017

Mrs. Shelbia Ann Reynolds, age 70, of Fort Meade, FL, passed away April 13, 2017. She was born April 4, 1947 to the late O.V. and Ivy Lorraine Gray Parker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Shane Anthony Reynolds; and eight siblings.Shelbia was a Hair Dresser for over twenty years. She loved playing in the dirt. She enjoyed spending time with her friends. She was...
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Albert Wegela

March 15, 1923 - April 13, 2017

Mr. Albert Wegela, age 94, of Douglasville, GA, passed away April 13, 2017. He was born March 15, 1923 in Detroit, MI, to the late Fred and Anna Urachuis Wegela. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Vela Mae Hale Wegela; and brother, Johnny.Mr. Wegela was a member and deacon of Liberty Baptist Church in Douglasville. He loved bowling. He was on a bowling...
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Javis Screws

November 17, 1933 - April 8, 2017

Mr. Javis “Jake” Screws, age 83, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. He was born November 17, 1933 in Kite, Georgia. An outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, he enjoyed fishing, guns, cars and trucks. He was a hard worker, who could do almost anything. He was a Veteran, having served his country in the Korean War as a U.S. Marine. He was very outgoing and...
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Mollie Virginia Nelson

May 23, 1939 - April 7, 2017

Mrs. Mollie Virginia Nelson, age 77, of Villa Rica, Georgia, formerly of Douglasville, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017. She was born May 23, 1939 in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping, yard work, gardening and growing flowers. Mrs. Nelson was a member of West Metro Church of God.Mrs. Nelson...
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Joe Earnest

November 17, 1944 - April 5, 2017

Mr. Danny Joe Earnest, age 72, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away April 5, 2017. He was born November 17, 1944.Mr. Earnest served in the United States Marines.A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM from the Cold Spring Church Cemetery in Winston, GA.Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com.
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Ora Jeannine Murphy

August 15, 1937 - April 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Teresa Ellen May

July 24, 1965 - March 29, 2017

Mrs. Teresa “Terrie” Ellen May, age 51, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She was born July 24, 1965 in East Point, Georgia. Terrie loved spending time with her children and her friends, enjoying life – especially the outdoors. She loved music and wrote songs.Preceding her in death were her father, James Lee; sister, Deborah Van Zandt; brothers,...
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Christine Alexander

January 27, 1928 - March 22, 2017

Mrs. Christine D. Alexander, age 89, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She was born January 27, 1928. Mrs. Alexander worked for the Environmental Protection Agency for many years. She enjoyed reading and adored her dogs, treating them as her children. Christine loved spending time with her friends and family and had a heart of gold.She is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Lillie Mae Waites

February 22, 1928 - March 18, 2017

Mrs. Lillie Mae Waites, age 89, of Douglasville, GA, passed away March 18, 2017. She was born February 22, 1928 in Miami, FL, the daughter of the late Henry and Narcissa Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Cullen Waites; son, Dr. Richard Cullen Waites; great-grandson, Jeffrey Michael Eubanks; and brother, A.W. Thompson.She retired from General...
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Bobby Gene Hall

April 4, 1941 - March 18, 2017

Mr. Bobby Gene Hall, age 75, of Savannah, GA, passed away March 18, 2017. He was born April 4, 1941 in Danville, VA to the late Eddie Hall.Mr. Hall once worked as a Diesel Mechanic and owned and operated B & B Transpower. He loved to build furniture.He is survived by his wife, Patsy Smart Hall; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and David Dean; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Tina Hall and...
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Diana J. King

February 14, 1950 - March 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Whitley Garner At Rosehaven Funeral Home, DOUGLASVILLE, GA.
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Martha L. Napoli

July 26, 1923 - March 9, 2017

Mrs. Martha Lucille Napoli, age 93, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. She was born July 26, 1923 in Versailles, Missouri. She was very artistic and creative, enjoying oil painting, sewing, crocheting, cooking and was the 1969 Georgia Homemaker of the Year in Fulton County. Mrs. Napoli also liked bowling with friends, loved jokes, quotes and funny sayings, and working...
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Kathleen Sue Harrelson-Dunneback

March 29, 1959 - March 4, 2017

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Dana Carl Westfall

December 12, 1922 - March 4, 2017

Mr. Dana Carl Westfall, age 94, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 He was born December 12, 1922 in Chapel, West Virginia. Mr. Westfall was a Veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He attended the First Baptist Church, was active in the Douglasville Senior Center, and was a member of the Beaver Masonic Lodge in Beaver, Pennsylvania.Mr....
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Nadine Violet Hobbs

March 23, 1927 - February 26, 2017

Mrs. Nadine V. Hobbs of Douglasville, GA, passed away on February 26, 2017. She was born on March 23, 1927 in Bentonville, AR to the late John Richard and Effie Greene Logston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert F. Hobbs.She was survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Diane Hobbs; daughters and son-in-law, Jo Whiddon and Patty and Earl Smith...
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Carla Sherie Cumbaa

May 10, 1957 - February 21, 2017

Ms. Carla Sherie Cumbaa, age 59, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born May 10, 1957 in Cordele, Georgia. She loved spending time with her family, especially her great-grandbaby; enjoyed NASCAR racing, and was an avid fan of Jeff Gordon.Ms. Cumbaa was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Bernice Tucker; brothers, Arville Tucker, Alan Tucker and...
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Marie Louissaint

February 22, 1950 - February 21, 2017

Mrs. Marie Andree Louissaint, age 66, of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, February 21, 2017. She was born on February 22, 1950 in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Mrs. Louissaint was a wonderful lady. She enjoyed cooking and going to the casino. Marie had a big heart and loved to help people. Her favorite pastime however, was spending time with her family and taking care of them.She is preceded in...
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Dorothy Adams Smith

February 9, 1938 - February 12, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Adams Smith, age 79, of Whitesburg, Georgia, graduated to Heaven Sunday, February 12, 2017. She was born February 9, 1938 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a 1956 graduate of West Fulton High School and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Smyrna. She was a loving Mom and homemaker who dedicated her life to her children. She was well loved and will be missed by all who...
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Floyd Minter

September 5, 1939 - February 11, 2017

Reverend Floyd Junior Minter, age 77, of Buchanan, Georgia, formerly of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was born September 5, 1939 in Piedmont, Alabama. He was the pastor of Solid Rock God’s Everlasting Church for many, many years. He loved his church and enjoyed serving the people there. He loved helping people and spending time with his family and...
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Karen Collins

February 21, 1958 - February 5, 2017

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.comArrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246
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Albert William Nieman

September 8, 1930 - February 5, 2017

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.comArrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246
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Darrell Mark Scroggins

March 28, 1955 - February 4, 2017

Mr. Darrell Mark Scroggins, age 61, of Lithia Springs, GA, passed away on February 4, 2017. He was born March 28, 1955 in Douglasville, GA to the late Emmett Scroggins, Jr. and Janette Maxwell Scroggins.Mr. Scroggins was of the Baptist faith, having once served as a deacon at Victory Baptist Church in Douglasville. He was currently attending Central Baptist Church. He was a carpenter, an avid...
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Vernon Edmond Fowler

July 31, 1939 - February 2, 2017

Mr. Vernon Edmond Fowler, age 77, of Winston, GA passed away February 2, 2017. He was born July 31, 1939 in Atlanta, GA to the late Jake and Azaleigh Dangar Fowler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Jean Benton Fowler; sisters, Florene Whitfield Brooks and Inez Thrasher; and brothers, Curtis Fowler, Donald Fowler, and Wylie Fowler.Mr. Fowler served in the...
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James Huey McIntosh

August 24, 1923 - February 1, 2017

Mr. James Huey McIntosh, age 93, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017. A native and lifetime resident of Douglasville, Huey was born on August 24, 1923 and was a 1941 graduate of Douglas County High School. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served his country during WWII. Huey worked for 18 years with Swift and Company of Atlanta, was the owner of McIntosh...
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Gloria Lynn CANARY

November 1, 1931 - January 31, 2017

Mrs. Gloria Lynn Canary, age 85, of Winston, GA, passed away on January 31, 2017. She was born November 1, 1931 in New Orleans, LA to the late Glen Henley Ergle and Clara Lucy Jackson Ergle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Harold Canary, whom she married on December 14, 1951; and brother, Roger Frank Ergle.Mrs. Canary was a member of the First United...
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Gene Edward Childers

March 29, 1931 - January 31, 2017

Mr. Gene Edward Childers, age 85, of Douglasville, GA, passed away on January 31, 2017. He was born March 29, 1931 in Atlanta, GA to the late James Levy and Clara Luke Holland Childers.Mr. Childers served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. During his time in the armed forces, he served as a Combat Air Crewman. He then began a career as an Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF)...
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Mary Ann Wheeles

May 24, 1940 - January 25, 2017

Mrs. Mary Ann Wheeles, age 76, of Douglasville, GA passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. She was born May 24, 1940 in Sylacauga, AL to the late Harry and Mary Ann Appleby. Mrs. Wheeles was a virtuous woman with such qualities as being very hardworking and honest. As many will recall, Mary Ann was a spunky lady. She liked to play gin rummy and bridge. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts as well...
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Betty Jean Plowman

October 20, 1929 - January 24, 2017

Mrs. Betty Jean Plowman, age 87, of Winston, GA passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was born October 20, 1929 in Douglasville, GA to the late John and Clara Shadix. She enjoyed traveling, being outside in nature and gardening. Betty was an active member of and very involved in the preschool department at Prays Mill Baptist Church. She loved to read and play games, especially card games....
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Paul Greer

October 12, 1939 - January 23, 2017

Mr. Paul “Pete” Greer, age 77, formerly of Douglasville, GA passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. He was born October 12, 1939 in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Greer enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was an avid University of Alabama fan. Pete was with the American Legion for 50 plus years and liked to spend time at the Post with his friends. He really enjoyed shooting...
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Charles Norman Lewis

August 15, 1932 - January 22, 2017

Mr. Charles Norman Lewis, age 84, of Powder Springs, GA, passed away January 22, 2017. He was born August 15, 1932 in Creel Springs, IL to the late Charles Converse and Anna Marguerite Myers Lewis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jessica Lewis; sisters, Thelma and Dorothy; and stepson, Stony W. Cohran.He worked as a Tool and Die with General Motors. He...
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Bobby Gene Rhinehart

February 4, 1929 - January 20, 2017

Mr. Bobby Gene Rhinehart, age 87, of Douglasville, GA, passed away January 20, 2017. He was born February 4, 1929 to the late Hobson and Georgia Rhinehart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty A. Rhinehart; son, Timothy Gene Rhinehart; and Stepson, Perry W. Henry.Mr. Rhinehart retired as a Senior Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force. He served...
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James Richard Pate

December 7, 1925 - January 16, 2017

Mr. James Richard Pate, age 91, of Douglasville, GA, passed away January 16, 2017. He was born December 7, 1925 in Atlanta, GA to the late Albert and Eva Bell Swords Pate. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie May Daniel Pate; sisters, Betty Long, Orien Nash, and Lois Owens; and brother, Carl Pate.Mr. Pate served in the United States Navy. He worked as a Foreman...
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Charles Douglas Foster

January 15, 2017

Mr. Charles “Buddy” Douglas Foster, age 54, of Douglasville, GA passed away early Sunday morning, January 15, 2017. He was born October 3, 1962 in Birmingham, AL to Martha Foster and the late Charles N. Foster. Buddy was well known in the South Paulding community as a coach and mentor for 20+ years. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and spending time with his children and...
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Michael Orland Boleman

December 30, 1953 - January 15, 2017

Mr. Michael Orland Boleman, age 63, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017. He was born December 30, 1953 in Atlanta, GA to the late Milan Orland and Elizabeth Ann Shields Boleman.Mr. Boleman was a true jokester. He always said that he would die before the Falcons made the Super Bowl… and he did. He was an avid relic-hunter, jack of all trades, and master of none. He...
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Annie June Jones

June 4, 1936 - January 12, 2017

Mrs. Annie June Jones, age 80, of Winston, GA passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3 o'clock pm.Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.comArrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246
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William Carl Chamlee

September 19, 1929 - January 12, 2017

Mr. William Carl Chamlee, age 87, of Lithia Springs, GA passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017. He was born September 19, 1929 in Trion, GA. Mr. Chamlee worked with Douglas County Department of Transportation.Preceding him in death are his parents, Carl and Dolie Chamlee.He is survived by his beloved wife, Edith Chamlee; son Richard Chamlee; daughters Sheila Patterson and Deena Chamlee; brothers...
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Charles Richard Harmon

October 6, 1934 - December 31, 2016

Mr. Charles Richard Harmon, Sr., age 82, of Winston, GA passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016. He was born October 6, 1934 in Lexington, SC. Mr. Harmon retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service. He enjoyed going to church and church activities, especially his Sunday School class. Charles loved the outdoors, whether camping, fishing, gardening or growing things. Printing...
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Patricia Ann Fortner

September 24, 1951 - December 30, 2016

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Elbert Eugene Cornelius

September 2, 1926 - December 30, 2016

Elbert E. Cornelius, known as "Sarge" to his family and friends, passed away Friday December 30th 2016 at the age of 90. He was born September 2nd 1926 in Alabama City, Alabama. He was a devoted husband of 66 years to the love of his life, Harriet. Master Sergeant Cornelius served in the Army during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC where...
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Jo Anne Grossi

April 28, 1942 - December 27, 2016

Mrs. Jo Anne Grossi, age 74, of Temple, Georgia passed away December 27, 2016. She was born April 28, 1942 in Blue Ridge, Georgia. A feisty, but kind, gentle and loving woman, Mrs. Grossi loved her family, taking naps, strawberries and her coffee. An avid reader, she especially enjoyed the murder mystery genre and John Grisham. She lived the entire week to go to church and loved to study her...
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