Obituaries - 09.19.18



Losenda Ilencia Delapenha
Losenda Ilencia Delapenha, age 93, of Jamaica, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
A celebration of life was held onSaturday, September 8, 2018 at the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Saint Albans the Martyr in Jamaica, N.Y. with Father Keith Voets officiating. A committal service followed at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, N.Y. Haisten Funerals and Cremations, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway S., McDonough, GA 30253, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals .com.

Amber Nicole Chalfant
Amber Nicole Chalfant, age 25, of McDonough, Ga., died Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www. cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Larry Owens
Larry Owens of Bethpage, Tenn., formerly of Conyers, Ga., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. A native of Atlanta who attended Fulton High School and then Georgia Technical institute and went on to become an inventor and a chemist. He a member of Glen Haven Baptist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife Kathy Owens who was by his side when he passed, his sister and brother-in-law, Dot and Clay Baker, four children, Wren Owens, Richard Owens, David Owens and Julie Gallow, grandchildren Tyler and Sean Zacchew, Wesley and Noland Owens and Jessica Gallow and nieces and nephews including Jerry and Ann Owens.
A memorial service will be held at Glen Haven Baptist Church on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Robert Keith Exum
Robert Keith Exum, age 62, of McDonough, Ga., passed away on September 13, 2018. He was born on December 11, 1955 to the late Robert Jack Exum and Ollie Mae Moss Exum. Keith met Jan, the love of his life, in high school at Henry County High School and they have many lifelong high school friends. He graduated from the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy and spent most of his career as a pharmacist at the state penitentiary in Jackson, Georgia. Keith was a member of Berea Christian Church in Hampton. He enjoyed watching the Atlanta Falcons, reading, performing magic tricks, and playing guitar, especially with his son, Calen. He loved music, his TV, and their cats. He enjoyed his conversations with his daughter, Natalie and his granddaughter, Abriel, and loved playing board games with his grandson, Ian. He thought his son-in-law, Thomas, was one of the hardest working men he had ever known.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jan Copeland Exum, daughter Natalie Sanders (Thomas), son Calen Exum (Holly), grandchildren, Abriel Sanders and Ian Sanders, sister Teresa Exum, sister Staci Oney (Kevin), nephews, and great-nieces.
Visitation was held at Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough on Monday, September 17, from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service was held at Berea Christian Church in Hampton on Tuesday, September 18 at 2 p.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to Berea Christian Church, 37 Woolsey Road, Hampton, GA 30228 or Crosswalk Ministries USA, P. O. Box 1613, McDonough, GA 30253. Haisten Funerals and Cremations, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway S., McDonough, GA 30253, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfun erals.com.

Sidney Stewart Haskins
Sidney Stewart Haskins, age 78, of McDonough, Ga., passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Sidney was born on January 23, 1940, in Pearson, Ga., to the late Maxine Sears and Sidney Monroe Haskins and later graduated from Douglas High School in 1958. A 1964 graduate of the Pharmacy School at the University of Georgia, Sidney served patients in Georgia and Florida as a pharmacist for over 45 years. Before Starbucks, local drugstores were gathering places in small towns where people received free coffee, news of the day, and free medical advice. Known to his customers simply as “Doc,” Sidney owned one of those drugstores for many years, dispensing medicine and advice with a friendly smile. Sidney’s pharmacy was open whenever a patient needed him, day or night. A thoughtful man with a passion for reading, Sidney read thousands of books and shared his passion with his friends and family. He had many hobbies, especially those that required careful study, including genealogy, woodworking, and computers. He loved the outdoors and spent many hours fishing with family and friends. Sidney was active in many civic, professional, and community activities, serving as a leader in the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the American Cancer Society, among others. Sidney was the devoted husband of the late Carol Moxley Haskins who passed away in 2008.
He is survived by his daughters: Toni Haskins Gibson and Jill Rodibaugh Hollis; his son: Sidney Stewart Haskins II; and his grandchildren: Kirkland Gibson, Haley Haskins, Cale Gibson, Sidney Stewart Haskins III, Andrew Hollis, and Allyson Hollis.
A funeral service for Sidney was held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. at the Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough, GA. The family received friends from 4-5 p.m. prior to the service. For those who wish, donations may be made to Sacred Journey Hospice, 138 Peach Drive, McDonough, Georgia 30253. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.haistenfunerals.com for the Haskins family.