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Ackerson joins staff of COS

Kerry Ackerson

Kerry Ackerson has joined the staff at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church as director of Equipping Ministries.

After a career in marketing, she served as director of ministry at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Marietta from 2005-2014.

At Christ Our Shepherd her responsibilities will include equipping volunteers for ministry, incorporating new members into congregational life, and supporting small group ministry.

She and her husband Peter live “in the country” with their cows, dogs, cats, and chickens.

Bethany’s homecoming is Sept. 21

Bethany United Methodist Church will celebrate its Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 21, with a service at 10:45 a.m. and a covered dish dinner at noon. Pastor Cole Altizer will preach the sermon.

Bethany, one of the older churches in Fayette County, was established about 1856 in the old Fife Community in north Fayette County. The present building was dedicated May 20, 1900. Many early settlers rest in the cemetery across the street from the church, presently on Rivers Road in north Fayette County.. Read More»

Religion Briefs 09/10/14

COS seniors plan ‘rah rah’ evening
Senior Go-Getters at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will host a “Rah Rah Evening” on Sept. 12. All are encouraged to wear school colors, wave collegiate banners, and compete for bragging rights. Chef Matt Preble will provide dinner of “comfort food” at a cost of $10. To make reservations or ask questions, email djmorris1@gmail.com.  All post-55 seniors are welcome.


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Dean Sutton Morris

Dean Sutton Morris, born Saturday, July 19, 2014, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Murray & Marion Briggs, Cor (Opa) Verhoechx, and Syble Dean Sutton.

He is survived by his loving parents Dan & Jennifer Morris of Smyrna; identical twin brother Damon Finklea Morris; grandparents John & Trudi Briggs of Dunwoody and Carol Morris of Brooks; great-grandfather Mac Sutton of Brooks and great-grandmother Riet (Oma) Verhoechx of Holland; and many other loving family members. Read More»

Eula Mae Thombley, 89, of Peachtree City

Eula Mae Thombley, 89, passed away on September 6, 2014 at her home in Peachtree City, Ga.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Clark Funeral Home in Hawkinsville, Ga. with Layman Kenneth Gregory officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. before the service. Interment will follow at Friendship Baptist Church. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Robert. Read More»

Kassems receive award for advocacy

From left, Dr. Mohamad Kassem, Tommy Nobis, Lynne Kassem. Photo/Submitted.

Fayetteville residents, Dr. Mohamad and Lynne Kassem, received the prestigious NobisWorks Luminary Award for Professional Advocacy at the recent Galaxy of Stars & Tommy Awards in Atlanta. As owners and founders of ClearWater Academy in Tyrone, the Kassems have championed students with learning differences and disabilities offering them a unique blend of academics, social and emotional development and therapies. Read More»

Joe W. Eidson, age 74, of Douglasville

Mr. Joe W. Eidson, age 74, of Douglasville passed away on September 2, 2014.

Joe was the owner of Joe's Barber Shop in Tyrone for the past 25 years and was a veteran of the US Army. He was a karate instructor for many years where he achieved 7th degree Black Belt and was a member of the National Martial Arts Association. Read More»

Frederick Riley Sisson of Fayetteville

Frederick Riley Sisson

Frederick Riley Sisson left us on September 1, 2014 at the age of 25.

Born in Atlanta on July 28, 1989, Riley grew up in Fayetteville, Ga. and graduated from Whitewater High School as the salutatorian in 2007, attended Davidson College and played football as an O-lineman, attended UGA and graduated from Kennesaw State. He was beginning a Masters of Social Work graduate program at KSU. Read More»

Judith Ann Plank Artzberger, 73, of Peachtree City

Artzberger, Judith Ann Plank, 73, of Peachtree City, Ga., formally of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, in Emory Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.

She was born on November 11, 1940, in Wheeling, W.Va., daughter of the late Louis and Helen Krim Plank.

Judie was a 1958 Mount de Chantal graduate, attended the University of Cincinnati and completed her nursing education in 1976, graduating from the nursing program at WVNCC on May 4, 1976, the same day she became Mrs. John Artzberger. Read More»

Peter Brian Wallace of Fayette

Peter Brian Wallace was born in Waltham, Mass. on December 6, 1948. He went to be with our Lord September 4, 2014.

Loving husband of 45 years to Becky Blunt Wallace. Father to David, Tim, Rachel & Brice Campbell, & Bobbie Griffith Wallace. Devoted grandfather to Annabelle, Paul and Aiden Wallace and Keegan Prince. Brother to Mark and Roberta Wallace, and Joe and Carolyn Wallace. Brother in law to Don and Ruth Blunt. He leaves many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents Alton and Virginia Wallace. Read More»