Obituaries

Walter Frederick Mashburn, age 94

Walter Frederick Mashburn, known to all as Walt, was born in Pickens County, Georgia, June 20, 1920. He passed away at the age of 94 on December 19, 2014. Read More»

Tom J. Whitehead, 78, of Peachtree City

Tom J. Whitehead, 78, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away Dec. 17, 2014 following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Albertville, Ala. and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was an air traffic controller and retired from the FAA in Atlanta, Ga. Following his retirement he traveled extensively throughout the world in various positions with aircraft parts companies, supervising major commercial aircraft maintenance projects, and as a volunteer with intercountry adoption agencies. Read More»

Mary H. Meyer of Peachtree City

Mary H. Meyer

Mary H. Meyer of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Sun., Dec. 21, 2014, at the age of 85. She was the oldest daughter of the late Lester R. and Maxie Lanier Hooks of Millen, Ga.

She retired in 1983 from Southern Bell (now AT&T) after 36 years of service. She began her career as a senior in high school and was a switchboard operator, a Service Representative, and retired as a Business Service Representative. She worked in Millen, Augusta, and Atlanta, Ga., during her career. Read More»

Joy Brown, 67, of Fayetteville

Joy Brown, 67, of Fayetteville passed away December 22, 2014.

Mrs. Brown was a member of New Hope Baptist Church North. She retired from Wesley Lakes Elementary School in McDonough, GA where she was a school teacher. Joy was raised in Augusta, Arkansas. She is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelor and Masters degree in education. Read More»

Frank Everett Parrott, Sr., of Fayetteville

Mr. Frank Everett Parrott, Sr. (8/23/1920-12/23/2014) of Fayetteville (formerly of Red Oak, Ga.)  Retired from Southern Bell on 12/31/83 after 43 years of service.  He was married to his now deceased wife, Mary Elizabeth Thames Parrott, for over 71 years. 

Everett was a member of North Fayette Methodist Church and prior to that an active elder, deacon, and board member of Red Oak Christian Church.  He was one of the founding members of the volunteer Red Oak Fire Department.  Read More»

Marie Ann Collins, 59, of Riverdale

Marie Ann Collins, 59, of Riverdale, died December 21, 2014. She was an ultrasound technologist at Southern Regional and then at Grady Memorial Hospital for over 25 years. She was dearly loved by everyone who knew her and every animal she ever met. She was a woman of strong faith, a great sense of humor, and a masterful touch in the garden.  Read More»

Robert Jordan, Sr., of Fayetteville

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the Lord called for Mr. Robert Jordan, Sr.

Robert was born on March 10, 1935 to the late Lawrence Jordan and Emma Henderson Jordan of Fayetteville.

He was preceded in death by his brother Homer Lee Jordan. He joined Merrill Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age.

Robert attended the Fayette County School System in Fayetteville, Ga. He was known for wheeling and dealing, his love and compassion for his family, workers on the Corner and all the customers and friends he met on the Corner. Read More»

Charles Clifford Nabors, 73, Peachtree City

Charles Clifford "Cliff" Nabors, 73, Peachtree City, passed away December 17, 2014.

He retired as vice president of Wachovia Bank, after 37 years of service. He was active in the Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

Cliff is survived by his son, Chuck Nabors; daughter Pam Nabors; niece Jeannie (Lou) Leitenberger; and great-niece, Kelly White. Read More»

Julius Porter Gwin, age 76

Julius Porter Gwin

Delta Air Lines Executive, Sunday School Teacher, Air Force Officer Julius Porter Gwin died Dec. 13 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He was 76.

It wasn’t until near the end of his life that Julius told his family about the night he kissed his wife goodbye and boarded the doomsday plane. It was late October 1962, during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the 24-year-old Lieutenant Gwin was urgently called out of bed to report to Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Read More»

Evelyn Lingerfelt Milton, age 84 of Roswell

Evelyn Lingerfelt Milton

Evelyn Lingerfelt Milton, age 84 of Roswell formerly of Mableton passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Janet Milton of Roswell, Teresa M. Odell of Lost Mountain formerly of Peachtree City; sisters, Helen Anderson of Smyrna, Dora Strain of Kennesaw and Violet Barrett of Gainesville; brothers, Phil, Roy, Ray, Bob and Lawrence Lingerfelt; grandchildren, Becky Godbee, Julia Scott and Joy Goodenough; great grandchildren, Christian Godbee, Peyton Godbee, Grant Scott and Bryson Goodenough. Read More»