Obituaries

Pascal Quentin Jones, 59, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Pascal Quentin Jones, 59, of Fayetteville, passed away February 15, 2014.

He worked for over 20 years at the Atlanta Journal & Constitution. He was an active member at McDonough Road Baptist Church. After his retirement he enjoyed volunteering at the Wellspring Thrift Store in Peachtree City.

He was preceded in death by his parents J.Q ‚”Pete” Jones & Wilna Northcutt.

He is survived by his daughters Lana Jones of Atlanta and Lauren Jones of Peachtree City; also an extended family including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, & cousins. Read More»

Hugh Clifford Wilson of Fayetteville, Ga.

Hugh Clifford “Chuck” Wilson of Fayetteville passed away February 14, 2014.

He was born October 7, 1927 in McDonough, Ga. to the late David & Pearl Wilson. He proudly served in the US Army. He was a sales manager for Sears Roebuck for over 40 years, and later worked for 20 years at Clayton Appliance as a salesman. Read More»

Sidney Johnston Cook III, 80, of Peachtree City, Ga.

Since he was a young boy growing up in Moultrie, Ga., Sidney Johnston Cook III wanted to fly.

His dream came true when he graduated from the Aviation Cadets Training Program in June, 1955. He got his wings, his commission and a new bride all in one week.

He served three years in the United States Air Force before settling down with his wife, Melba Schwall, in metro Atlanta to begin a career as a commercial airline pilot with Southern Airways. Over his thirty-year airline career, Sid flew the DC-3, Martin 404, DC-9 and Boeing 757. Read More»

Robert Matthew Nolan, of Peachtree City, Ga.

Robert Matthew Nolan, of Peachtree City, Ga.

Robert Matthew Nolan arrived in this world on March 7, 1934 and departed peacefully on February 13, 2014.

Bob lived his life as a beloved son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

Bob was born in Milford, Conn. and as a young man joined the Marines and saw some of the world during the Korean War. He returned to Milford and started to raise his family. An opportunity for work moved the family from Milford to Whittier, Calif. in 1978. And, yes, Bob built the kids the pool they were promised! Read More»

Kenneth Mitchell, 50, of Jackson, Ga.

Kenneth Mitchell, age 50, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Funeral services was held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel at 12 p.m. Interment followed at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge. Read More»

Thomas Herbert Roberts, Jr., of Fayetteville, Ga.

Mr. Thomas Herbert (Tom) Roberts, Jr. of Fayetteville passed away February 11, 2014.

He was retired from the Fulton County Board of Education where he served as a teacher and a principal for several schools.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie Brown Roberts of Fayetteville; daughter, Melanie Roberts McBride and her husband Jim of Fayetteville; sisters, Mary Louise Roberts of Citrus Springs, Fla.; Elizabeth Anne Shelton of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Robert, Molly, Joseph, Megan and Maggie McBride. Read More»

Edythe Hettema Strayer, 96, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Edythe Hettema Strayer, 96, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Edythe Hettema Strayer, age 96, passed away on Feb. 2, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ga.

Born to Cornelius and Addie Hettema in Midland Park, N.J., she resided in N.J. and Kan. prior to moving to Atlanta in 1951.

Surviving is daughter Donna G. Johnson (Gil), two sons Todd B. Strayer (Cheryl) and Phillip N. Strayer (Barbara), six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Her oldest daughter, Penny Ann Strayer Vincent, preceded Edythe in death in 1984.

Edythe, lovingly known as “DeeDee,” spent most of her career as an executive secretary, and retired form IJ Kaplan & Associates. Read More»

Anne Margaret Roush, 51, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Anne Margaret Roush, 51, of Fayetteville, Ga.

Anne Margaret Roush, 51, of Fayetteville, formerly of White Bear Lake and Linwood Township, Minn., passed away February 11, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Laura Ann Roush and parents Harold & Betty Ann Barron. Read More»

Ernest L. Sumner of Peachtree City

Ernest L. Sumner passed away at home in Peachtree City, Ga. on February 12, 2014 after battling liver and colon cancer for several months.

He was born on April 27, 1931 in Harlan County, Kentucky, the last of nine children, to Mack and Cora Sumner. The Sumners moved to LaFollette, Tenn. when Ernest was a young boy. Ernest attended LaFollette High School where he and his brother, Hugh, played football together as running backs. Read More»

Viola Marwitz Rooks of Fayetteville

Viola Marwitz Rooks

On February 7th, 2014, just shy of her 90th birthday and minutes after the birth of her second great-great granddaughter, Viola Marwitz Rooks "...slipped the surly bonds of earth..." and joined our Heavenly Father with her beloved husband Jack, Mama and Papa, brothers Carl, Alvin and Norman, sister Eldora and their spouses, and baby nephew little Lester Marwitz. Read More»