Obituaries

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»

Robert Martin DeMine, Sr., 80, of Brooks

Robert Martin DeMine, Sr., 80, of Brooks, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Mr. DeMine was the owner/operator of Bob DeMine Heating and Air. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post in Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his wife Betty DeMine. He is survived by daughters Barbara (Keith) Wills of Gainesville and Brenda (Rodney) McCranie of Lawrenceville; son Robert M. (Carole) DeMine, Jr. of Brooks; 8 grandchildren; sister Dolly Becton of Savannah; brother Thomas (Rose) DeMine of Savannah. Read More»

Carolyn Louise Bearden, 75, of Fayetteville

Carolyn Louise Bearden, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014.

She was a loyal member of Lisbon Baptist Church. She spent much of her time volunteering at the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Gift Shop and the Fayetteville Senior Citizens Center. She also especially loved to cook for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Bearden and parents Virgil & Minnie Wyatt. Read More»

Robert Vaughan Hunter, 74, of Fayetteville,

Robert "Bob" Vaughan Hunter, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014.

He grew up in College Park and was a member of the 1958 graduating class of College Park High School. He enjoyed fishing and playing the piano.

He was preceded in death by his parents Horace Randolph & Helen Markey Hunter and grandson Corey Allen Davis. Read More»

Arlene L. Harris of Nebraska

Arlene was born in Bruning, Neb. and graduated from Nebraska Weslyan University as a theater major. After touring with the theater company, Arlene went to Alaska to visit her sister and started working in television. She met and married T. W. "Bill" Harris and had two sons, Tad and Mike, and moved to Georgia and then Illinois. Arlene and Bill ran their own business in Illinois for several years until the late 1970's. Arlene worked in marketing for a medical products company and became the Vice President of Marketing. She retired in 1989 and moved to Georgia to be close to family. Read More»

Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone

Miss Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone passed away August 18, 2014.

She is survived by her parents Ron and Janet Barteski of Peachtree City; grandmother, Phyllis Collins; boyfriend Lee Jones of Tyrone; sister Jennifer Barteski; brother Adam Barteski; niece Blair Barteski and nephew Landan Barteski.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Father Kevin Hargaden principal celebrant. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Park. Read More»

Margaret K. Tarpley, 96, of Jonesboro,

Margaret K. Tarpley, 96, of Jonesboro, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014.

Mrs. Tarpley was a porcelain artist, an avid gardener, and an expert quilter. She retired from National Bank of Georgia. Read More»

Vicki Beck of Tyrone

Ms. Vicki Beck of Tyrone passed away August 15, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Lauren Crouch and her husband Chad of Tyrone; Lindsey Townsel of Decatur and Lanie Townsel of Tyrone; sister, Kathy Tyson of Griffin; grandchildren, Carlee Townsel, Aria and Collier Crouch.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Tyrone, Ga. (for more information of the location of memorial service please e-mail laurencrouch82@gmail.com).

Pastor Keith Moore officiating.

Those wishing may sign the on line guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. Read More»

Larysa Pushkar of Peachtree City

Larysa Pushkar of Peachtree City, Ga. was born November 29, 1971 and passed away on August 15th of this year.

She was preceded in death by her mother Eva Pushkar.

Larysa was a proud graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in early childhood education. While she enjoyed teaching, her passion was serving and helping others through service in her local church. She was extraordinarily sacrificial in these efforts and through her example she inspired others and impacted many lives. Read More»

Albert Edward Ensell IV, age 57

Albert Edward Ensell IV

Albert "Tippy, Eddie Munster, Babu, Squirrel Boy, Dingus" Edward Ensell IV, who was born August 25, 1956 in Wildwood, N.J., died Saturday, August 9 2014, in a plane crash near Senoia, Ga.

He was committed to the lord, a devoted husband, committed father and incomparable friend. After serving in the Navy, Ensell spent 32 years as an air traffic control specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration and was to retire in September of this year. He was an adventurer, hiker, sailor, pilot and extreme lover of life. Read More»