Hopewell UMC has new youth director

Branden Hubler

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone announces its new youth director, Branden Hubler, a McDonough native, who spent the past two years working with the youth program at Harvest Point UMC..

A graduate of Union Grove High School in McDonough, Hubler attended DeVry University and Georgia Perimeter College, where he obtained an associate degree. He plans to pursue a degree in pastoral ministries at a Christian college in the near future.

Hopewell is at 351 Jenkins Rd., across from Sandy Creek High. For more information contact the church, 770-306-7537.

Interfaith luncheon

Approximately 75 guests attended the luncheon, including Methodists, Islamics, Presbyterians, Lutherans, and Catholics.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held its second interfaith luncheon as a thank you to all those who contributed to the summer lunch program last summer. The program provides lunches to children who have been on the free/reduced lunch program during the school year. An average of 750-800 lunches were made and delivered each day to Fayette County residents primarily, with the exception of one mobile home park just across the county line in Fulton County. Approximately 75 guests attended the luncheon, including Methodists, Islamics, Presbyterians, Lutherans, and Catholics. Read More»

Providence UMC’s motorcycle rally set for October 23 - 26

Bikers, it’s not too late to join the 2nd annual, “rally4thekidz,” an Oct. 23-26 motorcycle rally hosted by Providence United Methodist Church to raise funds for kidz2leaders, Inc.

Riders from the southside of Atlanta will leave from Providence at 9 a.m. on Oct. 23 to meet up with the rest of the group at Mt. Bethel UMC in Marietta. The group will ride from Marietta to their home base for the weekend, the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge in Stecoah, N.C.

Throughout the weekend bikers will ride famous motorcycle routes, including Tail of the Dragon and the Cherohala Skyway. Read More»

Hall-Hollis engagement

Ashley Elizabeth engaged to Jeffrey Wilson Hollis

Kirk and Becky Hall of Brooks, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth to Jeffrey Wilson Hollis, son of Eric and Cheryl Hollis of Savannah, Ga.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Frances and Jerry Brown of Milton, Fla. and the late Bill Holland of Longwood, Fla. and Janice and George Hall of Evergreen, Colo.

The groom-to-be is the grandson of Frank and the late Jean Fox of Carrollton, Ga. and Winn and Jean Hollis of Rumney, N. H.

Ashley is a 2010 graduate of the University of Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. Read More»

Wiley Joseph Williams, Jr., 88 of Moreland

Wiley Joseph ("Joe") Williams, Jr., 88 of Moreland, died September 26. He was the son of the late Pastor Wiley Joseph Williams, Sr. and Annie Lucy Tankersley, on December 2, 1925 at Blue Ridge, Georgia.  He grew up in Ocilla and graduated from Ocilla High School in 1943. He entered the US Navy in August of 1943. He served in the Pacific during WWII.  

He graduated from Mercer University and later earned a Master's Degree from Georgia State University. He was an entrepreneur and a CPA. He had a CPA firm in Newnan for many years.   Read More»

Henry Pate, Jr., age 78

Henry Pate, Jr.

Henry "Clyde" Pate, Jr., age 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Fayetteville, Ga. on October 1, 2014, after a brave battle with cancer.

He was born March 15, 1936 in Anderson, S.C., the son of late Henry "Clyde", Sr. and Eleanor Pate and was the oldest of 4 brothers. He attended the University of South Carolina and served in the South Carolina National Guard. Read More»

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

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»