Obituaries

Minnie Cavalli, of Fayetteville

Minnie Cavalli

Mrs. Minnie Cavalli, a long time native of Fayetteville, Ga., passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 shortly after celebrating her 96th birthday.

She will always be remembered by her smile, sense of humor, gentle nature and always a pleasant and good word for all. Read More»

Joel Jay Bass, age 77, of College Park

Mr. Joel Jay "Sam" Bass, age 77, of College Park passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.

He was born to the late Lucille McFadden Bass and Alden G. Bass. Mr. Bass was a Graduate of Cadiz High (Class of 1954) and a United States Air Force Veteran (1954-1957). He graduated Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in 1959 and started working at Eastern Airlines (LaGuardia Airport) the same year. In 1960 he was awarded the Presidential Award for saving a Lockheed Electra from a fire at a terminal gate. He was an accomplished private pilot and rebuilder of general aviation aircraft. Read More»

Elizabeth Horne, 94, of Fayetteville

Elizabeth Horne, 94, of Fayetteville, Ga. died July 24, 2014. She was born on September 25, 1919 in Montgomery County, Ga. to parents, Martin McQueen and Ruth Riggs McQueen.

She was a devoted wife and mother. She outlived 2 husbands and her son. 

Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ogletree; stepdaughters, Alice McClanahan and Becky West; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She worked at East Point Chevrolet for 30 years. The family wishes to thank the exceptional staff at Dogwood Forest and Homestead Hospice. Read More»

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia

Robert Edward Nisbet, 82, of Senoia, passed away July 28, 2014. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He also worked 40 plus years in commercial aviation.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Betty Sue Nisbet; sons Michael David (Karla) Nisbet and Mark Douglas (Elisa) Nisbet; daughter Virginia Lynn Hilts; grandchildren Kim, Bobby, Douglas, Steven, Thomas, Erica, Ashley and Anna; great-grandchildren Anna Belle, Carter and Emeric; also brother Carl F. Nisbet, Jr. Read More»

George Bernard Babb, 99

George Bernard Babb, 99, formerly a resident of College Park, Ga. for over 60 years, passed away on July 25, 2014, after a lingering illness lasting over a year.

He was preceded in death by his parents George Doles Babb and Mary Alma (Perry) Babb of Macon, Ga. and his wife of 70-plus years Ina Marie (Standifer) Babb. Read More»

Dawn Michelle Kraker, 41 of Newnan

Dawn Michelle Kraker, 41 of Newnan, Ga. passed away July 19, 2014. She was born on January 26, 1973. She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Roberts, Jr.

Dawn is survived by her parents, Billy and Carol Parmer of Concord, Ga.; daughter, Sabrina Kraker of Griffin, Ga.; son, Joshua Kraker of Fayetteville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and Randy Moore of Concord, Ga.; niece, Hailey Moore of Concord, Ga.; nephew, Gage Moore of Concord, Ga.; grandmother, Wanda Bailey of Senoia, Ga.; and many other family members and friends. Read More»

J. Brent Edward, 77, of Peachtree City

J. Brent Edward

J. Brent Edward, 77, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away July 23, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Ogden, Utah, August 19, 1936, to the late John B. Edward and Donna M. Edward.

Brent worked as an Aviation Safety Inspector with the National Simulator Program, for the Federal Aviation Administration. He was retired from Northwest Airlines, after many years of flying in corporate aviation. He was an avid pilot, serving his country as a Navy Reconnaissance pilot, flying the RF8 Crusader. Read More»

Walter F. Burch, 98 of Fayetteville

Walter F. Burch, 98 of Fayetteville passed away July 3, 2014 at his residence.

Walter, born in Woolsey, Ga. was preceded in death by his parents, Walter L. and Mary Jane Fields Burch, step-mother Verna Roberts Burch, wife Beatrice, brothers Gray and Iris Burch, and sisters Mary Jean Burch and Eva Hardin. Read More»

Vance Frederick Lusk, Jr., 63, of Fayetteville

Vance Frederick Lusk, Jr., 63, of Fayetteville, passed away July 17, 2014.

Mr. Lusk was a retired middle school teacher with Henry County Schools System. He spent 30 years teaching middle school at Stockbridge Middle School and Dutchtown Middle School. He was a faithful member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Fayetteville and was very passionate about theology. He was a loving husband and father and will be dearly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frances & Vance F. Lusk, Sr. Read More»

Orin Elsworth Huston of Peachtree City

Orin "Buddy" Elsworth Huston passed away July 19, 2014 in Bradenton Fla.

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Buddy was the husband of Gail Ann (nee Kohlmeyer) Huston for 53 years, father to Kevin Huston (d.), Garrett Huston and Jennifer Huston, and grandfather to Owen, Rayner, Brice, Dalton and MacKenzie. Read More»

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