Dr. Owen Wayne Brooks, 66, Dayton, Tenn., died Feb. 29, 2000. He was born July 6, 1933 in Atlanta, the son of Owen King and Geraldine Elizabeth Garrison Brooks. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. He was a Baptist minister for the past 45 years, serving in Georgia and Tennessee. Services were at the Grandview Baptist Church, Tennessee with the Rev. Charles Robinson, the Rev. Ocie Behringer and the Rev. Milton Knox officiating and in Fayetteville at the Carl J. Mowell Chapel with the Rev. Paul Garrison, the Rev. Dr. Paul McCommon and the Rev. Robert Mills officiating. Interment was at Crest Lawn Cemetery, Atlanta. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Ruth Mowell Brooks, Dayton, Tenn.; sons Carlton Wayne Brooks, Sharpsburg, Ga. and Anthony Eugene Brooks, Fayetteville; a sister, Thelma Anne Wall, Sioux Falls, S.D., and an uncle, Eugene Garrison, Lawrenceville, Ga. There are three grandchildren. Vanderwall Funeral Home handled the arrangements in Tennessee and Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements in Georgia.
Dillen Woods Parrish
Infant Dillen Woods Parrish died March 2, 2000. He was born Feb. 23, 2000 in Columbus, Ga. Services were at the Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, with the Rev. Rocky Stubbs officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn, College Park, Ga. Survivors include his parents, Karen Woods and Alan Parrish, both of Newnan; a brother, Earl Lowry, Newnan; and grandparents Wayne and Carol Woods, Newnan, Rick and Jackie Dudley, Locust Grove, and Evertt and Donna Parrish, Senoia. Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge.
Clifton Willingham, 84, Newnan, died March 3, 2000. He was born April 3, 1915 in Carroll County, Ga., the son of William Asa and Ada Cooke Willingham. He was retired as a water plant operator for Newnan Utilities. Services were at the Hillcrest Chapel with the Rev. Frank Powers and the Rev. Jimmy Fleming officiating. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan. Survivors include a son, Eugene and Kathleen Willingham, Newnan; grandchildren Alan and Michelle Willingham, LaGrange, and Dr. Jamie and Kay Roberts, Newnan; three great-grandchildren; brothers the Rev. Gordon and Mary Willingham, Carrollton, and the Rev. Grady and Mildred Willingham, Hiram; sisters Elizabeth Lankford, Helen Frances Scales, Irene and Marion Harris and Elsie and Henry Pettigo, all of Carrollton. Memorial donations may be made to the East Newnan Baptist Church, 102 E. Freeman St., Newnan 30263, or the Coweta Council on Aging, 29 Hospital Road, Newnan 30263. Martin and Hightower Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, was in charge.
Elaine Spicer, 60, Fayetteville, died Feb. 29, 2000. She was born Dec. 23, 1939 in Fulton County, Ga. She was a registered nurse and was employed at Owens-Corning. Services were at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Ellis and the Rev. Glenn Stringhan officiating. Survivors include her husband, Charles Spicer, Fayetteville; sons Michael Spicer, Fayetteville, and Brad and Holly Spicer, Senoia; a daughter, Pam and Frank Mercer, Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Richard and Elizabeth Price, Jonesboro; and grandchildren Pete Mercer, Maddie Mercer, Evan Mercer, Cody Spicer and Mallory Spicer. Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.
Catherine Kilgore Hurst
Catherine Kilgore Hurst, 83, Luthersville, died March 3, 2000. She was born April 29, 1915 in Coweta County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Milton Hurst, her parents, Jim and Sudie Smith Kilgore, and nine siblings. Graveside services were at the Luthersville Cemetery with the Rev. Clarence Denny officiating. Survivors include daughters Mrs. Raymond “Jackie” Newmark, Big Canoe, Ga., and Mrs. Robert “Judy” Walker, Burke, Va.; and grandchildren Jennifer Newmark Keel, Lisa Walker Keoho, Vic Newmark and Bobby Walker. McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.