Obituaries

Juanita G. Blanton, 82, of Fayetteville

Juanita G. Blanton

Juanita G. "Tootsie" Blanton, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Troy A. Blanton and son John Clay Blanton.

She is survived by her son Toby (Sarah) Blanton of Brooks; grandchildren Jonathan Clay (Desiree) Blanton of Fayetteville, Benjamin Troy Blanton and fiancé Jackie William of Orlando, Anna Elisabeth Blanton, Courtney Marie Blanton, and Madelyn Rae Blanton, all of Brooks; beloved dog DD; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces & nephews, and special friend & caregiver Marie Knowles. Read More»

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale, age 77

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale returned to the Lord on August 23, 2014.

He was born Dec 4, 1936 in Sylacauga, Ala. Rev. Hale graduated from East Highland High School. After graduating from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1965; he moved his family to Atlanta, Ga.

Rev. Hale continued his studies at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Gammon Theological Seminary. He graduated in 1968. Later, he received his Master of Theology Degree in 1973. Rev. Hale was then appointed Pastor of Bowen United Methodist Church in Tuskegee, Ala. Read More»

Ruth Annette Burke Ford, age 92, ofFayetteville

Mrs. Ruth Annette Burke Ford, age 92, of Redwine Road, Fayetteville, Ga., died Wednesday, August 20. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 23, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, Ga., with the Rev. James F. Lambert officiating. Read More»

Robert Martin DeMine, Sr., 80, of Brooks

Robert Martin DeMine, Sr., 80, of Brooks, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Mr. DeMine was the owner/operator of Bob DeMine Heating and Air. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post in Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his wife Betty DeMine. He is survived by daughters Barbara (Keith) Wills of Gainesville and Brenda (Rodney) McCranie of Lawrenceville; son Robert M. (Carole) DeMine, Jr. of Brooks; 8 grandchildren; sister Dolly Becton of Savannah; brother Thomas (Rose) DeMine of Savannah. Read More»

Carolyn Louise Bearden, 75, of Fayetteville

Carolyn Louise Bearden, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014.

She was a loyal member of Lisbon Baptist Church. She spent much of her time volunteering at the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Gift Shop and the Fayetteville Senior Citizens Center. She also especially loved to cook for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Bearden and parents Virgil & Minnie Wyatt. Read More»

Robert Vaughan Hunter, 74, of Fayetteville,

Robert "Bob" Vaughan Hunter, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014.

He grew up in College Park and was a member of the 1958 graduating class of College Park High School. He enjoyed fishing and playing the piano.

He was preceded in death by his parents Horace Randolph & Helen Markey Hunter and grandson Corey Allen Davis. Read More»

Arlene L. Harris of Nebraska

Arlene was born in Bruning, Neb. and graduated from Nebraska Weslyan University as a theater major. After touring with the theater company, Arlene went to Alaska to visit her sister and started working in television. She met and married T. W. "Bill" Harris and had two sons, Tad and Mike, and moved to Georgia and then Illinois. Arlene and Bill ran their own business in Illinois for several years until the late 1970's. Arlene worked in marketing for a medical products company and became the Vice President of Marketing. She retired in 1989 and moved to Georgia to be close to family. Read More»

Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone

Miss Leigha Nicole Barteski of Tyrone passed away August 18, 2014.

She is survived by her parents Ron and Janet Barteski of Peachtree City; grandmother, Phyllis Collins; boyfriend Lee Jones of Tyrone; sister Jennifer Barteski; brother Adam Barteski; niece Blair Barteski and nephew Landan Barteski.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Father Kevin Hargaden principal celebrant. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Park. Read More»

Margaret K. Tarpley, 96, of Jonesboro,

Margaret K. Tarpley, 96, of Jonesboro, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014.

Mrs. Tarpley was a porcelain artist, an avid gardener, and an expert quilter. She retired from National Bank of Georgia. Read More»

Vicki Beck of Tyrone

Ms. Vicki Beck of Tyrone passed away August 15, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Lauren Crouch and her husband Chad of Tyrone; Lindsey Townsel of Decatur and Lanie Townsel of Tyrone; sister, Kathy Tyson of Griffin; grandchildren, Carlee Townsel, Aria and Collier Crouch.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Tyrone, Ga. (for more information of the location of memorial service please e-mail laurencrouch82@gmail.com).

Pastor Keith Moore officiating.

Those wishing may sign the on line guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. Read More»

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