Ollie Mae Cooper
Ollie Mae Cooper, age 92 of Stockbridge, GA died December 1, 2013. Ollie Mae was a wonderful mother and Nana to her family. She will be deeply loved and missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by daughter Wanda Hall Robertson and Steve, of Stockbridge, son Terry Duffey of Macon, grandchildren Tammy Hall Baker and Paul Kusmer of Rex, Terri Hall Hickman of Royston, and Roddy Motes of Canton, great grandchildren Thomas Joey Fowler III, Brandie Fowler Quiroz and Jorge Quiroz of Royston, CiJi and Catherine Baker of Stockbridge, Megan Hickman of Newnan, great great grandchildren Frankie Dimas, Garvin Dean Fowler, Angelita Dimas of Royston, and Colby Thomas Baker of Stockbridge.
Services will be held December 14 at 2 p.m. A memorial service will start at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lakeside Church, 3057 Walt Stephens Road in Jonesboro with Pastor Robert G. Willy officiating. Call 678-379-7852 or 770-478-7133 for info. SouthCare Cremation and Funeral Society.
Alice R. Grimes
Alice R. Grimes, 86 of Jonesboro died December 2, 2013 in her sleep. She was born to the late Arthur and Alice Noon on October 9, 1927 in Johnstown, PA. Alice graduated from McKeesport High School in 1945. She worked for Standard Oil after high school. She married the late William Robert Grimes in 1947, and lived in the Pittsburg area before relocating to Jonesboro in 1964. Alice was an active member of Saint Timothy Lutheran Church in Forest Park, Georgia until its closing in 2010. She was preceded in death by her first-born son, Bruce William Grimes.
Alice is survived by four children: Timothy Robert (Carlota) Grimes of Austin, TX; Kevin John (Anita) Grimes of Covington; Christopher James Grimes of Jonesboro; Kathleen Susan (Scott) Timbert of McDonough; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association, https://donate.heart.org.
Services were held December 8 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Fayetteville. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.
Dorothy Payne Floyd
Mrs. Dorothy Payne Floyd, age 81, of Hampton, GA passed away December 4, 2013. Mrs. Floyd was born in Hampton, the daughter of the late Ralph Alonzo and Sara Corene Allen Payne. Mrs. Floyd was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church where she served on the benevolent committee for 40 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, serving her church and community with her doors always open to family and friends. While driving the school bus for Henry County she became grandma to all of her students. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Andrew Sanders “Red” Floyd.
Survivors are her children; Sara Ellen (Wayne) Head, Timothy Floyd, Michael (Melainie) Floyd, Jean (Pete) Fransen, Robin (Todd) Trent, Nancy (Rob) DewBerry, Linda Carter Roy, Sarah (Joe) Mejias all of Hampton; 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; brother, Joseph Donald Payne of Hampton and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Floyd were held December 7 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Patterson and Rev. Mike Henderson officiating. Interment church cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.
Tony Ray Martin
Mr. Tony Ray Martin, age 54, of Riverdale, GA died December 4, 2013. He was a member of Moores Temple Baptist Church. Tony enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, the mountains and the beach. He was preceded in death by his brother, Steve Martin.
Survivors are his wife, Sherry Martin of Riverdale; step daughter, Stephanie Lallerstedt (Jeff); parents, Rader and Jen Martin of Hampton; sister-in-law, Kristy Martin of Hampton; nephew, Shawn Martin (Cami) of Jackson; nieces, Stephanie Martin of McDonough, Madison and Marissa Martin of Hampton.
Funeral service were held December 7 at Moores Temple Baptist Church. Interment church cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.
Donald L. Parker
Donald L. Parker of Hampton, Georgia, died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 87. He was born in Pike County and raised in rural Hampton during a time when farming, fishing, and hunting were essential to large rural families. Donald and his wife Gwen (deceased), continued to garden as they raised their children, and he hunted and fished with his brothers and friends well into his middle years. Mr. Parker served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked until retirement from Ford Motor Company in Hapeville. Donald is pre-deceased by his parents, Naomi and Charlie Parker, several siblings, including Terrell, Jamie, and Douglas Parker, and a step-daughter.
He is survived by his daughters, Noreene and Nelda, both Georgia residents; June (sister) and Doug Echols, Hampton; Carolyn McCarty (sister), Statesboro; a sister-in-law; and a number of nieces, nephews, and their extended families. The family would like to extend special thanks to his friends and assisted living caregivers both at Magnolia Estates and Winterville.
Graveside services for Mr. Parker were held December 8 at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Jim Buckman officiating. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.
Rhoda “Benita” Dillard, 71, of McDonough, GA passed away December 6, 2013 in Stockbridge, Georgia. She was born January 16, 1942 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Matas Green; her grandson, Justin Paul Deal; her sister, June Barnes Hynum.
She is survived by her husband, Henry “Larry” Dillard; daughters: Rachel Green Reagan, Renee Green, Rhonda Green Ross; brothers: James Eddie Barnes, Michael Wilks Barnes; sister: Betty Edwina Barnes Bennett; 3 step-daughters, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Fisher Funeral Home, Vicksburg, Mississippi on Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service in the chapel at noon. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the breast cancer prevention/awareness foundation of your choice in memory of Benita Dillard. SouthCare Cremation and Funeral Society.
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