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Carol Ann McKeehan

  Mrs. Carol Ann McKeehan, age 66 of McDonough, Georgia passed away September 8, 2012. She was born in Rome, Georgia to the late James Wesley and Hazel Ruth Carroll Penney. Carol was of the Baptist faith and worked many years for Children’s Rainbow Day Care. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and watching TV game shows.

  Survivors include her husband of 39 years, George McKeehan of McDonough; children, Dee (Russ) Stewart of Stockbridge, Bo (Jodi) McKeehan of Loganville, Butch McKeehan of Atlanta, Ronnie (Bill) Umstattd of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Corey, Holden, Kristy, Christa, Christopher, Alyssa, Isabella, Maxwell, Austin, Anthony and Aiden; great grandchildren, Cayden, Kalyn, Talon and Jon Jon; brothers, Donnie (Debbie) Penney and Jimmy (Ron) Penney, all of Rome.

  Memorial services were held September 11 from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in memory of Carol. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833,


Dorothy Cochran

  Dorothy Cochran, age 82, of McDonough, GA died Saturday, September 8, 2012. She was born in Toccoa, GA to the late Sanford W. and Mary Lou Pierce Cole.  Dorothy loved to read and enjoyed Gospel music, especially Elvis. She enjoyed eating out and specifically the sweet treats. Most of all, she enjoyed being with family, especially the grandchilden. Mrs. Cochran was preceeded in death by brothers; Billy S. Cole and G. Jimmy Cole.

  Mrs. Cochran is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Cochran, and daughter, Janet Cochran Delius, both of McDonough; son and daughter-in-law, Mike (Holly) Dennard, Coto De Caza, CA; grandchildren, Lauren (TreVonn) Campbell, Coto De Caza, CA, Madison Delius, McDonough and Brent Dennard, Coto De Caza, CA; great grandson, Brixtonn Campbell, Coto De Caza, CA and a brother, Bobby (Mollie) Cole, Navarre, FL; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

  Funeral Services were held September 12 at the chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Interment Fairview Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at Cannon Cleve-land Funeral Directors.


Miriam C. Newton

  Miriam C. Newton, age 93, of Stockbridge, Georgia died September 8, 2012. She was born in Cumming, Georgia to the late James Asbury and Maggie McGuire Holbrook. Miriam was a member of Stockbridge First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan F. Newton and great-grandson Nathan Blackwell.

  Mrs. Newton is survived by her sons, Jerry (Carole) Newton, Hartwell, Wallace (Betty) Newton, Stockbridge and Danny Newton, Canton five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

  Funeral Services were held September 11 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Jody Ray, officiating. Interment Westwood Cemetery, Griffin. Donations may be made to the Stockbridge First United Methodist Church Music Department, 4863 North Henry Blvd., Stockbridge, Georgia 30281. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.


Hipolito Vincente Nino

  Hipolito Vincente Nino, “Polo,“ 87, of McDonough, GA died September 8, 2012. He was born September 28, 1924 in Bogota Colombia, South America but left for Madison, Wisconsin thanks to a Rockefeller Fellowship that allowed him to complete a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Nino applied his scientific knowledge, curiosity, and love of learning at several hospitals and private industry positions. He retired from the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, MD in 1995. Dr. Nino believed in the power of science to improve the health of people and actively worked on this belief throughout his life. Dr. Nino supported various charitable causes with Children International being the closest to his heart. Dr. Nino was preceded in death by his granddaughter Courtney Maltz of Thousand Oaks, CA.

   He is survived by his daughter Alana Bene Maltz, sons Michael Nino and Edward William (Zulma) Nino, granddaughters Hayley Maltz, Samantha Nino, grandsons Edward Vincent Nino, Ethan Gerard Nino and siblings Gen. (Ret.) Elias (Beatriz) Nino of Bogota, Colombia and Mrs. Isabel (Lloyd) Hill of Naperville, IL. He is also survived by nieces Lisa, Maria Angela, and Diane and nephews Carlos, Scott and Raul. In addition Polo is survived by special loving friends among them Ms. Kaye Chesemore.

  He wished to be cremated with his ashes returned to Colombia, South America and scattered from the top of the Monserrate Mountain.


Patti Sue Thornton

  Patti Sue Thornton, age 76, of McDonough, Georgia died Sunday, September 9, 2012. She was born in Rome, Georgia to the late J.D. and Sara Dot Griffin Ray.

  Mrs. Thornton is survived by her husband of 53 years, Frank Thornton, McDonough, daughters, Becky Brunette, Conyers, Beth (Bill) Gilbert, Jackson and Beverly (Mike) Sewell, Locust Grove; son, Greg (Tina) Thornton, McDonough; and seven grandchildren.

  Funeral Services were held September 11 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Stan Berrong, officiating. Interment Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.


Jane Redwine Dickerson

  Jane Redwine Dickerson died September 10, 2012. She was born May 15, 1921 at her parent’s home in Fayetteville to Clifford and Charles Davenport Redwine. She was the youngest of four sisters. She attended North Atlanta Presbyterian School in Atlanta and graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Jane worked at the capitol for her father, who was a Senator and Revenue Commissioner for the State of Georgia. She married Andrew Adair Dickerson of McDonough, Georgia after his WWII tour of duty, which included fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. They have two sons, Andrew Adair Dickerson, Jr. and Charles Redwine Dickerson. Their church membership was at McDonough Presbyterian where Jane served as Elder, the first woman to do so, and helped lead the Women’s Circle. Jane was known for her love of family and church. She and her sisters are well remembered for their home cooked feasts on holidays with extensive family. Jane and Adair enjoyed camping in the mountains and traveled the country in their Airstream. She enjoyed simple pleasures, yet was impeccable in her sophisticated style. She found much joy in her grandchildren. The greatest gift she leaves them is the Christian message and the assurance of her welcome in heaven. She is predeceased by her husband and sisters, Elizabeth Redwine Ramsey, Henrietta Redwine Dennis, both of Fayetteville, and Josephine Redwine Carmichael of McDonough.

  Along with her sons, she is survived by their families, Anna Hope Dickerson, Andrew Adair Dickerson, III, Charles Redwine Dickerson, Jr., Price William Dickerson, and daughter-in-law Janet Eubank Dickerson. Jane will be missed by her special friend, Gene Holley.

  Services were held September 13 at McDonough Presbyterian Church with Reverend Rachael B. Knoll, Reverend Randy Calvo, and Reverend Olin McBride officiating. Interment Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, on McGarity Road. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to McDonough Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 652, McDonough, GA 30252. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.


Max K. Edens, Jr.

  Max K. Edens, Jr., age 72, of McDonough, GA died Monday, September 10, 2012.  He was born in Atlanta to the late Max Kutz Edens, Sr., and Madeleine Shattles Mills.  Mr. Edens was preceded in death by his son, Max Keith Edens.

  Max is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Edens, McDonough; daughter, Pamela Edens (Tommy) Howard, Flowery Branch; son, James R. Edens, McDonough; step-son, Richard (Linda) Yancey, Covington; step-daughters, Col-leen (John) Morgan, Monticello, Melanie Rakestraw, McDonough; sister, Mary (Garland) Sailors, Mooresville, NC; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

  Funeral Services were held September 14 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Steve Murell officiating. Interment Crest Lawn Memorial Park. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.


Rosa Lee Mitchell

  Rosa Lee Mitchell, 83, native of Taylorsville, North Carolina; long time resident of Stockbridge, Georgia, passed away on September 11, 2012. She was born November 7, 1928, in Alexander County, North Carolina, the daughter of William David Johnson and Pearl Stine Johnson.  She graduated from Taylorsville High School in 1945 and later graduated with a degree from Clevenger Business College in Hickory, North Carolina.  Following graduation she worked for a number of years at Duke Power in Taylorsville, North Carolina. She married Hall Reid Mitchell, of Hiddenite, North Carolina; son of Maurice Reid Mitchell and Mary Ann Wiles Mitchell. In 1957 they moved to Miami and in 1959 they migrated to the Atlanta area for Hall to pursue a career with Delta Air Lines and in 1966 settled in Stockbridge, Georgia. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage that included a life of travel, raising a family, great conversation, shared interests, and a successful partnership in various business ventures including Rolling Green Mobile Home Park in Jackson. Rosa Lee was a loving mother, homemaker, and blessed with a witty sense of humor.  She regularly attended the First Baptist Church in Stockbridge.

  In addition to her husband, those left to cherish her memory include two sons, David Mitchell and wife Lisa of Locust Grove, Tim Mitchell and wife Deborah of Alpharetta; her sister Ruth Deal of Conover, North Carolina; three grandchildren Jenna, Anna, Stephanie and her husband Brandon White of Hawaii; two great-grandchildren Cole and Caleigh.

  A graveside memorial service will be held September 22 at Mt. Herman Baptist Church, Taylorsville, North Carolina.  Family and friends are welcome. Donations may be made to Mt. Herman Baptist Church; First Baptist Church of Stockbridge, 4566 North Henry Boulevard, Stockbridge, GA 30281; or the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at or 1-800-708-7644.



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