Obituaries

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»

Pauline Yance Culbreth, 92, of Fayetteville

Pauline Yance Culbreth, 92, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on January 5, 2015. Read More»

Juanita Messer Tucker, 84, of Peachtree City

Juanita Messer Tucker

Mrs. Juanita Messer Tucker, 84, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Southland Nursing and Rehab. She was born January 1, 1931 in Caroleen, N.C. to the late Heyward Powers and Gertrude Hollifield Powers.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Tucker.

Juanita grew up in Spartanburg South Carolina and spent most of her life being a florist which she very much enjoyed.

Survivors include sons, Clyde Messer, Jim Messer and Doug Tucker; grandchildren, Keith Messer, Katie Tucker, Justin Messer and Brian Messer and several great-grandchildren. Read More»

Leo Burgess, age 97

Leo Burgess was born on September 25, 1917 in Stephens County, Ga. to the late Claude Hendrix Burgess and Maude Alice Pulliam Burgess. Read More»

Patricia Suzanne Wilkerson, 89, of Peachtree City

Patricia Suzanne Wilkerson, 89, of Peachtree City, Ga. was called to her Heavenly home on January 1, 2015. She was born on February 17, 1925 in Elkhart, Ind. to Morton and Augusta (Frank) Main and grew up in Sturgis, Mich. until her senior year of high school when her family relocated to Dearborn. She graduated from Dearborn High School and lived in Dearborn most of her life. Read More»

Walter Kenneth Dunn, 82, of Fayetteville

Walter Kenneth (Kenny) Dunn, 82, of Fayetteville passed away January 3, 2015.

Mr. Dunn proudly served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Delta Air Lines in 1990 as an Inspector after 34 years of service. He was an avid bass fisherman and also loved to take care of his farm animals and collect coins. He was a proud Papa and enjoyed spending many weekends with his granddaughter, Suzanne. Read More»