Fayetteville

Olivet’ Church’s 23rd anniversary celebration starts next Wednesday

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will begin its 23rd Church Anniversary celebration with the first of four Wednesday night services next Wednesday, Sept. 3, and a final Sunday Anniversary Service on Sunday, Sept. 28. The theme this year is “We’ve Come This Far by Faith — Let Us Rise Up and Build.” Wednesday night services are at 7 p.m. nightly.

A different speaker is scheduled each Wednesday night.

On Sept. 3, Dr. Maurice Watson, senior pastor of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon and Warner Robins will speak. Read More»

FFUMC’s Titus II plans luncheon meeting

Titus II at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church kicks off the 2014 – 2015 year on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with a musical program presented by Cordially Yours, an a cappella vocal trio led by Ms. Cathy Wright.

Lunch will include a low country boil featuring shrimp, kielbasa, corn and potatoes plus a green salad, cheddar cheese biscuits, and apple cobbler. The cost is $6.

Make reservations by calling Martha Turner at 770-461-2802 by noon on Thursday, Aug. 28. The cost is $6.

The church is in downtown Fayetteville across from the old Fayette County courthouse.

Cynthia S. Albitus, 57, of Fayetteville

Cynthia S. Albitus, "Cindy," 57, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Cindy was born on June 24, 1957 in Frankfort, Ind., and grew up in Forest Park, Ga. For the past thirty-one years she has resided in Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by her father Melvin "Pete" Eaton; her step-father D. Ray Allgood; and her brother, Larry J. Eaton. Read More»

Patricia Rowell Daniel, 70, of Fayetteville

Patricia Rowell Daniel

Patricia Rowell Daniel, 70, of Fayetteville, passed away August 21, 2014.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lamar; daughters Dana Thornton and husband Kent and Elizabeth Barnett and husband Chris; grandchildren Joseph, Rebekah, Jacob, Sherman and Charlie; step-grandchildren Austin and Luke; brother Rudy Rowell and wife Robin, Pepper Rowell and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Christopher Ryan Hayes, 24

Christopher Ryan Hayes, 24, passed away Sunday August 17, 2014.

Ryan was born July 29, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from Whitewater High school in 2008 and is survived by his parents Chris Hayes and Rhonda Shepherd.

The memorial service was held at Graceway Church in Hampton, Ga. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.

The Ryan Hayes Memorial Fund has been set up at any Wells Fargo Bank and donations can be made in lieu of flowers. Please see a personal banker and use the last 4 numbers of the account 0613. Condolences can be left at www.georgiafuneralcare.com. Read More»

Jacquelyn Hugo of Jacksonville, Fla

Jacquelyn Hugo

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Hugo, a long time resident of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away August 19, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ga.

Jackie was a petite beauty, known for her sense of style and vivacious personality. Her classmates deemed her "most popular" and named her "queen." Read More»

Juanita G. Blanton, 82, of Fayetteville

Juanita G. Blanton

Juanita G. "Tootsie" Blanton, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Troy A. Blanton and son John Clay Blanton.

She is survived by her son Toby (Sarah) Blanton of Brooks; grandchildren Jonathan Clay (Desiree) Blanton of Fayetteville, Benjamin Troy Blanton and fiancé Jackie William of Orlando, Anna Elisabeth Blanton, Courtney Marie Blanton, and Madelyn Rae Blanton, all of Brooks; beloved dog DD; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces & nephews, and special friend & caregiver Marie Knowles. Read More»

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale, age 77

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale returned to the Lord on August 23, 2014.

He was born Dec 4, 1936 in Sylacauga, Ala. Rev. Hale graduated from East Highland High School. After graduating from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1965; he moved his family to Atlanta, Ga.

Rev. Hale continued his studies at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Gammon Theological Seminary. He graduated in 1968. Later, he received his Master of Theology Degree in 1973. Rev. Hale was then appointed Pastor of Bowen United Methodist Church in Tuskegee, Ala. Read More»

Ruth Annette Burke Ford, age 92, ofFayetteville

Mrs. Ruth Annette Burke Ford, age 92, of Redwine Road, Fayetteville, Ga., died Wednesday, August 20. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 23, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, Ga., with the Rev. James F. Lambert officiating. Read More»

Food drive to start after Labor Day

To help feed the hungry in the community, while offering library customers a way to ease their own financial burdens, the Fayette County Public Library is partnering with Fayette Samaritans to host a “Food for Fines” drive beginning the day after Labor Day. Food collection containers will be located inside the library from Sept. 2 through Oct. 31. Read More»