Obituaries

Rachael Faye Smith, 70

Rachael Faye Smith

Rachael Faye Smith, 70 of Franklin, Tenn, May 22, 2014.

Proud mother, grandmother & great grandmother who loved her family. She enjoyed the outdoors and animals. She had an infectious smile and she never met a stranger. Read More»

Patricia Anne Meyer, 88

Patricia Anne Meyer, 88, of Fairhope, Ala., passed away on April 17, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

Pat was born in Lima, Ohio and was raised in Montezuma, Iowa. She proudly served as a WAC in WWII and spent her working life as a legal secretary. Pat enjoyed music and sang in "The Sweet Adelines." While living in Peachtree City, she loved golf and was an active member of the "Nine& Eighteen Holers." Pat moved to Alabama two years ago to be near her family and enjoy the Gulf Coast. Read More»

Lauren S. Vettel, 37, of Peachtree City

Lauren S. Vettel, 37, of Peachtree City, passed away May 20, 2014.

She is survived by her mother Barbara (Charles) Vickery of Peachtree City; sisters Claudia Levy of Nashville, Tenn. and Alexis Luck of London, England and brother Michael Ilnicki of Atlanta.

A memorial service was held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. Dr. Steve Dodson and Reverend Sean Robinson officiated. Interment was at Westminster Memorial Gardens. Read More»

Gladys Cathy Garr, 98, of Union City

Gladys Cathy Garr

Gladys Cathy Garr, 98, of Union City passed away May 22, 2014.

Mrs. Garr was the retired owner of The Dwarf House of Gifts at Greenbrier Mall. She was also a retired Officer of Cascade Garden Club, and a member of Fayette Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Garr was preceded in death by her husband William Lamar Garr, and a daughter Lamartine Garr Peevy. Read More»

John E Venezia Sr., of Peachtree City

John E Venezia Sr. passed away on March 29, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 14, 1915.

He was a twelve year resident of Peachtree City. He is survived by his two daughters Linda Reed of Peachtree City, Kathleen Kujawski of Riverhead, N.Y. and his son John Venezia Jr. of Ormond Beach Fla., nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grand children. Read More»

James Alvin Varney, 75, of Peachtree City

James "Jim" Alvin Varney, 75, of Peachtree City died peacefully in his sleep on May 16, 2014.

Jim was born to the late Carl and Annabelle Varney in Detroit, Mich. on January 24, 1939. After attending the University of Detroit for two years, he served in the US Navy for six years, including time on a nuclear submarine. Jim married Barbara Brassard Varney in 1967.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years and children: Linda Ellis of Peachtree City; David Varney of Newnan; Laura Truelove of Buford; and Michael Varney of Peachtree City. He is also survived by six grandchildren. Read More»

Clinton W. Shaw, Jr., 93, of Newnan

Clinton W. Shaw, Jr., 93, of Newnan, Ga., passed away May 19, 2014.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Shaw belonged to the Atlanta Bagpipe Association.

He was preceded in death by his wife Vivian Greene Shaw; son Kevin Clinton Shaw and parents Laura Ellen and Clinton Shaw, Sr.

He is survived by his children Jane (Ellen) Lankford; Pamela Booher and Dale Shaw; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Read More»

Mary Hill Fisher, 84, of Fayetteville

Mary Hill Fisher, 84, of Fayetteville, passed away May 14, 2014.

She was an employee of Bank of America from 1954 thru 2000. She was a member of the Fayette S.O.F.A. (Society of Fine Arts) and retired as treasurer. She was a graduate of O'Keefe High School in Atlanta and was a graduate of the class of 1948. She was a well-established oil, pastel and watercolor artist and published illustrator.

She was preceded in death by her son Col. Steve Fisher U.S.M.C. retired and her husband James H. Fisher, Jr. Read More»

Bobby Kenneth Carson, age 81 of Brooks

Bobby Kenneth Carson

Mr. Bobby Kenneth Carson, age 81 of Brooks, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Brightmoor Hospice.

Mr. Carson was born in Brooks, Ga. on April 24, 1933. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Blalock Carson and Annie Bates Carson, his wife, Jacqueline Evans Carson. He was retired from Wheels and Brakes and a member of Brooks Baptist Church. Read More»

Joy Faye Schultz, 81, of Fayetteville

Joy Faye Schultz, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away May 6, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her son James “Jimmy” Walter Schultz and son-in-law Phil Rhoads. She is survived by her husband Larry Schultz of Fayetteville; daughter Peggy Rhoads of Fayetteville; son L.E. “Buddy” Schultz, Jr. of Fayetteville; 4 grandchildren; and sister Lola (Bob) Hecterbran of Dallas, Texas.

The family received friends Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Harps Crossing Baptist Church, Fayetteville.  A private burial took place Friday.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville Read More»

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