Obituaries

Rodney H Joyner, 55, Peachtree City

Rodney H Joyner, 55, Peachtree City, Ga. passed away Monday, October 13, 2014.

He is preceded in death by his parents Woody and Ginny Joyner.

He is survived by his brothers Greg (Anne) Joyner of Peachtree City, Ga. and Jeff (Sherry) Joyner of Canby, Ore.; aunt: Lovelle Frank of Bay City, Mich. He had several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Friday October 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends on Friday 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Read More»

John Louis Brittis, 88

John Louis Brittis, 88, passed away on October 7, 2014 in Enfield, New Hampshire, where he had lived with his daughter and her family.

John was born on April 1, 1926 in Yonkers, N.Y.; the son of Nicola and Mary Brittis. John grew up in Yonkers, New York. He later served in World War II along with his brother Nicholas. In 1949, John graduated from New York University and on September 10,1950 he married the love of his life, Catherine Gallo. John went on to get another degree in Pharmacy from St. Johns University in 1952. Read More»

Harry Shaver, 70, Peachtree City

Harry “Butch” Shaver, 70, Peachtree City, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wanda; son Eric (Suzana); daughter Tracy (Johnathan) Utecht; and grandchildren Peyton & Sophia.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, October 10, 2014 at  10 a.m.  at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Tryone. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City, Ga.

The family will receive friends Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a prayer vigil beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. Read More»

Oscar William Gardner of Fulton County

His family is sad to announce that Oscar William “Chris” Gardner most recently of Hampton passed away peacefully in his sleep October 4, 2014. He will be greatly missed by all. Read More»

Wiley Joseph Williams, Jr., 88 of Moreland

Wiley Joseph ("Joe") Williams, Jr., 88 of Moreland, died September 26. He was the son of the late Pastor Wiley Joseph Williams, Sr. and Annie Lucy Tankersley, on December 2, 1925 at Blue Ridge, Georgia.  He grew up in Ocilla and graduated from Ocilla High School in 1943. He entered the US Navy in August of 1943. He served in the Pacific during WWII.  

He graduated from Mercer University and later earned a Master's Degree from Georgia State University. He was an entrepreneur and a CPA. He had a CPA firm in Newnan for many years.   Read More»

Henry Pate, Jr., age 78

Henry Pate, Jr.

Henry "Clyde" Pate, Jr., age 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Fayetteville, Ga. on October 1, 2014, after a brave battle with cancer.

He was born March 15, 1936 in Anderson, S.C., the son of late Henry "Clyde", Sr. and Eleanor Pate and was the oldest of 4 brothers. He attended the University of South Carolina and served in the South Carolina National Guard. Read More»

Lolita Vivas, of Peachtree City

Lolita Vivas

Mrs. Lolita Vivas, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on October 3, 2014.

She was born on February 12, 1964, in the city of Judibana, Falcon State, Venezuela. She was the second of three children and grew up in Maracay. After graduating High School, she decided to become a Dentist.

Loly moved to the neighbor city of Valencia where she attended the University of Carabobo, graduating with High Honors. She maintained her private practice in Maracay while also teaching pathological anatomy at the university in Valencia. Read More»

Barbara Ann McElroy, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Barbara Ann McElroy, born December 22, 1943, of Peachtree City passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. She was the CEO of McElroy Services doing business as MSI Termite and Pest Control. Read More»

Laurlene Stone, 91, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Laurlene "Billie" Stone, 91, of Fayetteville, Ga., died September 30, 2014.

She was a faithful member of Lisbon Baptist Church. She was born October 18, 1922 in Marshall County, Ala. to the late Z.D. Burgett and Vera Heard.

Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years Robert H. Stone. Read More»

Christine Parker Newton, 81, of Fayetteville

Christine Parker Newton, 81, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away October 1, 2014.

She is survived by her husband Jimmy “JC” Newton of Fayetteville;  brothers  Harry (Charlotte) Parker of Fairburn;  Edward (Jill) Parker of Fort Myers, Fla;  sister Judy (Robert) Hitchcock of Forest Park and two nephews.

A funeral service was held Friday October 3, 2014 at noon at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Pastor Randy Wood officiated. The family received friends Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville

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