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Sharon Ann Benedict of Fayetteville

Sharon Ann Benedict of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away October 4, 2014.

She is survived by her sister Doris Robbins of Fayetteville; nephew Edward Vaccaro of Fayetteville and three great nephews. 

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Chaplain Dan Hale will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville

  www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Lolita Vivas, of Peachtree City

Lolita Vivas

Mrs. Lolita Vivas, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on October 3, 2014.

She was born on February 12, 1964, in the city of Judibana, Falcon State, Venezuela. She was the second of three children and grew up in Maracay. After graduating High School, she decided to become a Dentist.

Loly moved to the neighbor city of Valencia where she attended the University of Carabobo, graduating with High Honors. She maintained her private practice in Maracay while also teaching pathological anatomy at the university in Valencia. Read More»

Barbara Ann McElroy, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Barbara Ann McElroy, born December 22, 1943, of Peachtree City passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014. She was the CEO of McElroy Services doing business as MSI Termite and Pest Control. Read More»

Laurlene Stone, 91, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Laurlene "Billie" Stone, 91, of Fayetteville, Ga., died September 30, 2014.

She was a faithful member of Lisbon Baptist Church. She was born October 18, 1922 in Marshall County, Ala. to the late Z.D. Burgett and Vera Heard.

Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years Robert H. Stone. Read More»

Christine Parker Newton, 81, of Fayetteville

Christine Parker Newton, 81, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away October 1, 2014.

She is survived by her husband Jimmy “JC” Newton of Fayetteville;  brothers  Harry (Charlotte) Parker of Fairburn;  Edward (Jill) Parker of Fort Myers, Fla;  sister Judy (Robert) Hitchcock of Forest Park and two nephews.

A funeral service was held Friday October 3, 2014 at noon at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Pastor Randy Wood officiated. The family received friends Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville

www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Dorothy Irene Schultz, 83, of Peachtree City

Dorothy Irene Schultz, 83, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away October 3, 2014. She was a long time member of Peachtree City United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Schultz.

She is survived by her daughter Susan Schultz of Peachtree City; son Rick (Judy) Schultz of Peachtree City; and sister Mary Petrick of Akron, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City - www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Diana Coutu Cates, 69, of Sharpsburg

Diana Coutu Cates, 69, of Sharpsburg, Ga., passed away Oct. 3, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.

She was a member of Line Creek Baptist Church and Turin Baptist Church. She worked for Delta Airlines and Piedmont Airlines. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Fayetteville Eastern Star Chapter and a member of the Lilly of the Valley Eastern Star Chapter in Bozeman, Mont. Read More»

Tea time

Tea time

The United Methodist Women of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, held an afternoon tea for its members. Eight church circles participated and 61 joined in the festivities. They were served by 15 members of the United Methodist Men. Ladies pictured are Evelyn Durgin, 94, the second oldest UMW member, Carol Taylor, and Myrtice Wilcox. The men serving are Dr. Frank Cole, Dr. Tim Aycock, and Ben Smith. Photo/Submitted.

These apples do make a difference

These apples do make a difference

The Harvest for Real Life Center Orchard on the Dogwood Church campus in Tyrone has harvested 8,150 pounds of fresh produce so far this year to be shared through the food pantry at the Real Life Center. The Real Life Center serves individuals and families from Fayette and Coweta County going through the tough times. Pictured above is Caroline Grace Chen, who helped her parents and a group of volunteers pick apples. Photo/Submitted.

Reindl tapped for director of children's mininstries

Kim Reindl is extremely busy these days. As the newly installed director of children’s ministries at Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church, she will be overseeing virtually every aspect of children’s ministries at the church. She says she is committed to implementing fresh, engaging, age-appropriate curriculum, lead Children’s Church and offer fun, interactive activities designed to help children to grow in their faith. Read More»

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