Obituaries

Katherine Hayes Dyer, 91, of Peachtree City

Katherine Hayes Dyer, 91, of Peachtree City, passed away January 3, 2014.

She was always family oriented and focused her attention on her family. She was preceded in death by her parents W. C. and Eunice Hayes; husband Drury Dyer, Sr.; and grandson Derek Dyer.

She is survived by her sons Drury N. Dyer, Jr. and wife Leslie of Peachtree City and William Randall Dyer of Cumming; granddaughter Lauren Dyer Grieca and husband Anthony Grieca of Peachtree City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, Ga., 30309. Read More»

David L. Tankersley, Sr., age 78, Fayetteville

David L. Tankersley, Sr., age 78, Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on January 5, 2014.

He is survived by his sons, David (Tracy) Tankersley, Greg (Theresa) Tankersley, and Kenny Tankersley; and 5 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2013 in the chapel at Historic Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, 2968 East Point Street, East Point, Ga. at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home – 404-761-1138.

Daisy Thomas, 80, of Fayetteville

Daisy "Fret" Thomas, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away January 2, 2014.

She is survived by her daughter Charita (Phil) Jones of Brighton, England; son Craig (Tanya) Thomas of Fayetteville; daughter Cindi Walker of Fayetteville; son Curt (Ada) Thomas of Philadelphia, Penn.; grandchildren Katryna, Krystin, Nafis, Aja (Kenneth), Ariana, Christopher, Ciani, Akia, Harvey, Edgar, and Darrell; 6 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters: Lonia Mae Jackson of Capital Heights, Md., Marguerite (Bill) Tabb of Wayne, Penn., Carolyn Jackson, J. Juanita Jackson, and Beryl Jackson, all of Mesquite,Texas. Read More»

Robin Sommers, age 49

Robin Sommers

Robin Sommers, age 49, passed away at home on January 4, 2014.

He was born on July 13, 1964 in Elizabethton, Tenn. Robin is a native of the Central Community of Elizabethton, Tenn. He has resided the last 16 years in Fayette County, Ga. Read More»

Jimmie Ann Young Davis, 69, of Peachtree City

Jimmie Ann Young Davis

Jimmie Ann Young Davis, 69, of Peachtree City, passed away January 3, 2014. Jimmie Ann was born and raised in Greenwood, S.C. where she met her husband, Mike, of 48 years. Mike and Jimmie Ann moved to Peachtree City in 1969. She was a beloved teacher in Peachtree City for over 20 years.

She loved her family dearly. She was also known for her love of the Atlanta Falcons. Read More»

Catherine E. Gertrude Hardwick, 88, of Fayetteville

Catherine E. Gertrude Hardwick, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away December 31, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband William "Bill" L. Hardwick, Sr.; parents William & Cleo Edmondson; grandchild Greg Parks; sisters Julia Burch, Mattie Jeff Robertson, Lucy Owen, Charlotte Griggs; and brother William "Billy" Edmondson. Read More»

Barbara J. Lucak, 81, of Peachtree City

Barbara J. Lucak, 81, of Peachtree City, passed away January 1, 2014.

She worked for Continental Airlines for many years and also Hughes Aircraft in Los Angeles, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Lucak.

She is survived by her sons Bradley T. Lucak (Kim) of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Ronald C. Lucak (Harumi) of Cypress, Calif. and John Lucak (Barbara) of Redding, Calif.; grandsons Thomas Lucak, Orlando, Fla., Andrew Lucak, New London, Conn., Daniel and Stuart Lucak, both of Cypress, Calif. Read More»

Thomas John Micallef, of Detroit

Thomas John Micallef, of Detroit, passed away on December 24, 2013 at the age 90.

Beloved husband of the late Mary, nee Gale, for 49 years. Loving father of Charles (Janice), Thomas Jr. (Mary Jane), Deborah (Tracy Waksler), and Roseann. Dearest grandfather of Ryan, Amy, Jennifer (Brantley) Allen, Anna (Nick) Micallef Wing, Thomas John III (Tee Jay), and great-grandfather of Natalie Allen.

Visitation Friday, January 3, 2014 from 2-9 p.m. with a rosary 8 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Road, (313) 278-5100. Read More»

Patrick Vincent Sennett, 74, of Peachtree City

Patrick Vincent Sennett, 74, of Peachtree City, Ga., died December 17, 2013.

He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin to Vincent and Margaret Sennett January 10,1939. He served in the US Army and retired after 21 years. After graduating from Georgia State University, he taught in the Fayette County school system for 26 years. Read More»

Betty Block of Peachtree City

Betty Block of Peachtree City passed away un-expectedly at age 87 on December 20th, 2013.

Betty was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 12, 1926. Upon retirement, she and her husband of 67 years, John, retired to Florida but have resided in Peachtree City for the last 15 years.

Betty was an avid bridge player and reader. She loved to play golf until a few years ago. Her passion for life always included a smile, a friendly “hello,” and a meaningful  “how are you?” She recently became a great grandmother which brought a renewed bounce to her step. Read More»

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