Obituaries

Roy and Rhenda Samples of Fayetteville

Roy Samples passed away on January 19, 2015 and Rhenda Samples of Fayetteville passed away on January 17, 2015 at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

Roy was born on April 9, 1944. He is preceded in death by his parents Guy Samples, Sr. and Mary Brand Samples. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Rhenda was born on May 23, 1945. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Bell, Sr. and Reba Bullard Bell. They were both members of Faith Fellowship. Read More»

Helen Babula, age 98

Helen Babula, family matriarch, was born in Stamford, Conn. on December 15, 1916 to Anatazy and Adela Grocka Zajkowski and passed away on January 14, 2015. Read More»

Maurice Eddy Tait, of Fayetteville

Maurice Eddy Tait, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on December 25, 2014 at 77 years old with his loving wife, Lynne Tait, by his side. He passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on Christmas morning of 2014. He leaves a gaping hole and is sorely missed. Read More»

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr., 84, of Riverdale

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr.

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr., 84, of Riverdale, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Mr. Shierling retired after 37 years with Big Star (formerly Rogers/Colonial Stores) as a manager and district manager. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Riverdale. Read More»

Lt. Col. Norbert L. Campbell, 84, of Peachtree City

Retired Army Lt. Col. Norbert L. Campbell, 84, of Peachtree City, Ga., formerly of Fayetteville, N.C. and Shamokin, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 in Peachtree City, Ga.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City, Ga. Burial with full military honors will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Our beloved father, grandfather, and brother was the 8th of 9 children born in Shamokin, Pa. on April 23, 1930 to the late Charles Campbell and Frances Perkowskie. Read More»

Mrs. James L. Watkins, Sr., 87, of Fayetteville

Mrs. James L. Watkins, Sr. (Sib) passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at her home in Fayetteville at the age of 87.

She was born to Mr. & Mrs. James Allen Sibley on December 21, 1927 in Gay, Ga. and was raised in Woodbury, Ga. She graduated from Georgia Southwestern College where she was a member of the Kappa Gamma Sigma Sorority. She then attended the Piedmont School of Nursing in Atlanta. After completing nursing school, she was employed by Dr. John B. Duncan and Dr. Paul Turrentine in Atlanta. Read More»

June Coxwell Kyzer, 88, of Fayetteville

June Coxwell Kyzer, 88, of Fayetteville passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucien and Dena Coxwell.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Kyzer; daughters Judy (Steve) Gable of Fayetteville, and Susan (Rick) Strawn of Suwanee; grandchildren, Jeff (Amy) Gable of Sharpsburg, Sharon Gable of Fayetteville, Sarah (Kris) Daniels of Grayson, and Jared Strawn of Lawrenceville; and five great-grandchildren. Read More»

Rose Ciandella, 84

Rose Ciandella

Rose Ciandella, 84, died peacefully on Dec. 7, 2014 after a brief illness.

Born Rose Prezioso in Jersey City, N.J., on July 1, 1930, she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before meeting Patrick Ciandella at an annual dance in Jersey City. The two married in 1952, the union was broken only by Patrick's passing in 2012, at age 89. Rose raised three children – Laurie and sons, Robert and Donald – in Jersey City, Berkeley Heights, N.J., and Massapequa, N.Y., on the south shore of Long Island. Read More»

Mary L. Leasure, 92, of Fayetteville

Mary L. Leasure, 92, of Fayetteville passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

She was the widow of Wallace Leasure, and is survived by her daughter Linda L. Chaffin and son-in-law William Chaffin; granddaughters Jennifer Chaffin Schartle (Jason) and Beth Chaffin Kennedy (Michael); four great-granddaughters, Jillian and Jacalyn Schartle, Juniper and Iris Kennedy.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clairton, Pa. Read More»

Victor Stephen Cole of Fayetteville

Victor Stephen Cole of Fayetteville, Ga., went on to Glory on January 11, 2015.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home in Peachtree City. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Providence United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Young Life North Alabama, 201 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, Ala. 35801. Read More»

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