Obituaries

Gerald Duane Wolfley, 81, of Fayetteville

Gerald Duane Wolfley, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away March 29, 2013.

He was born and lived most of his life in Topeka, Kansas. He owned and managed his own Construction Company.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cloyd Nathaniel Wolfley and Gertrude Peterson Wolfley and his brother Donald E. Wolfley. Read More»

William Richard Brooks, Sr., age 76 of Peachtree City

William Richard Brooks, Sr., age 76 of Peachtree City passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Mr. Brooks was born on July 13, 1936 in Griffin, Ga. to the late Howard and Janie Brooks.

He was a State Champion at Griffin High School in the high hurdles and he was a graduate of the University of Wyoming, which he attended on a football scholarship.

William was a proud member of the Army National Guard for 29 years and a high school football official for 31 years. He was Athletic Director for the Parks and Recreation Department for Peachtree City, until his retirement in 2002. Read More»

Rita Sweeney Rezba of Peachtree City

Rita Sweeney Rezba passed away peacefully at her residence in Peachtree City, GA on March 26, 2013 at the age of 94.

Rita was born in Cazenovia, WI on November 27, 1918 as the youngest of 7 children.  After graduating high school, she went to work in Madison, WI where she met her husband, John Rezba, who was a Chemical Engineering student. They married on November 28, 1942 during WWII while John served in the US Coast Guard. During his career with Kimberly Clark Corporation, they moved multiple times and eventually settled in Peachtree City following his retirement. Read More»

Valerie Townsend Beaty, 69, of Peachtree City

Valerie Townsend Beaty, 69, of Peachtree City, began her eternal life with her Heavenly Father on March 8, 2013.

She is survived by her loving family which includes her husband of 52 years, Bob; daughters Sherri (Gregg) Harris of Fayetteville; Martha Ann (Randy) Woodhead of Fayetteville; Paige Beaty of Peachtree City; son Matthew (Amy) Beaty of Yass, Australia; grandchildren, Josh, Mark and Rebecca Harris of Fayetteville; Caroline and Daniel Woodhead of Fayetteville; sisters Judi Townsend and Sherry (David) Tidwell of South Carolina. Read More»

David William Howland, of Hampton

David William Howland, of Hampton, passed away on March 21, 2013 at the age of 70.

David was a loving and caring husband, son, father, grandfather great-grandfather, and friend who loved to spend time with his family. He was a "family leader," always there for those that he loved, but also a successful businessman.

David was a hard worker with the highest character and a tremendous work ethic. He served for 12 years as the Plant Manager for the Maxxis International Corporation.

He was preceded in death by his father Arthur Sydney Howland. Read More»

Ralph Scalise, Jr. of Fayetteville

Ralph Scalise, Jr. of Fayetteville

Ralph Scalise, Jr. of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away peacefully on March 15, 2013 after a long, courageous battle with multiple myeloma; he was 66 years old.

Ralph was born in Burbank, Calif. and enlisted in the Navy out of high school where he spent 3 tours of duty in Vietnam. After Vietnam he returned home and began work in the sheet metal industry where he spent 30 years designing and building air conditioning systems. He was fortunate to retire at age 50. Read More»

Dayton Calhoun, III, 68, of Hogansville

Dayton Calhoun, III

Dayton Calhoun, III, 68, of Hogansville, Ga. died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Newnan, Ga.

Mr. Calhoun was born Dec. 31, 1944 in Hamilton, Ga., son of the late Dayton Calhoun, Jr. and Lou Burleson Calhoun. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam, and a member of Glennville Baptist Church, Glennville, Ga.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Calhoun was preceded in death by his first wife, Cheryl Phillips Calhoun. Read More»

Donald Leverton Clarke, age 84

Mr. Donald Leverton Clarke, born July 7, 1928 in Lowell, Mass. died March 15, 2013 of renal failure at his home in Peachtree City, Ga.

He moved to Nutley, N.J. in 1939 where he met his wife Mildred Jane Elsishans. In 1992, they retired to the bay front in Manahawkin, N.J. before coming to Peachtree City in 2004 to live near their daughter and family. Donald worked for Esso/Exxon for 30 years and was a member of the New Jersey State Fireman's Association due to his many years as a Nutley Volunteer Fireman.

Donald was preceded in death by his son Greg Clarke in 2008. Read More»

Mary Ruth Hanson, age 74, of Brooks

Mrs. Mary Ruth Hanson, age 74 of Brooks, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Fayette Community Hospital.

Mrs. Hanson was born July 30, 1938 in Brooks to the late Wilson Haynes and the late Leola Dingler Haynes. She was a member of Brooks United Methodist Church. She retired from the City of Brooks where she served as City Clerk for over 20 years and served on Brooks City Counsel a number of years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Hanson. Read More»

Mark Edwin Rogers, 53, of Fayetteville

Mark "Marc" Edwin Rogers, 53, of Fayetteville, passed away March 14, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Greg Rogers.

He is survived by his wife Gail E. Rogers of Fayetteville; son Walker D. Rogers of Columbus; daughter Kara M. Rogers of Fayetteville; sister Pamela Aguiniga of Columbia, Maryland; brother Jay Shaefudin of Maryland; numerous nieces & Nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 22, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the service. Read More»

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