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Herman Edward Reich, 78, of Peachtree City

Herman Edward Reich

Herman Edward Reich, 78, passed away at his home in Peachtree City, Ga. on April 21, 2014, as a result of a long battle with cancer. His family was by his side when he drifted off to heaven to join his wife of 50 years Mary Jean. Read More»

Hulett Byron Bearden of Fayetteville

Hulett Byron Bearden

Hulett Byron Bearden of Fayetteville formerly of Bremen, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 in a local assisted living facility.

He was born in Carroll County, December 22, 1934, son of the late Berlin Eugene Bearden and Ila Belle McGuire Bearden. Mr. Bearden retired in 1974 as SM SGT from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service. He later retired from the University of West Georgia as a warehouse supervisor. Mr. Bearden was a graduate of Waco High School and was by faith a Primitive Baptist. Read More»

Jim Wilkes, 80 of Fayetteville

Jim Wilkes, 80 of Fayetteville, passed away April 17, 2014.

Born Nov. 8, 1933 in New Orleans, La., Jim was a graduate of Georgia Tech and a lifelong Ramblin' Wreck fan; he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a valued employee of Sears in Atlanta for many years. Jim was always involved in his community with Cub Scouts, Junior Achievement, Kiwanis and Fayette Samaritans. He was a member and volunteer at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Wilkes was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years Frances R. Wilkes. Read More»

Saundra W. Wise, 75, of Newnan

Mrs. Saundra W. Wise, 75, of Newnan, passed away April 19, 2014. She died peacefully, surrounded by her family, confident in the knowledge of Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.

Born in Greensboro, N.C. on March 9, 1939, she was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. As a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. in 1961, with a B.S. in education, she was an avid educator. Her favorite things to do were spending time with her family, cooking, entertaining, volunteering at church, playing bridge and watching the Atlanta Braves. Read More»

Gregory W. Granger, 59, of Peachtree City

Gregory W. Granger, 59, of Peachtree City, passed away April 19, 2014.

He earned his Eagle Scout Rank as a young man. Received a Bachelor's Degree from West Georgia State University, a Masters Degree from Memphis State University and was a paramedic for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Phillips Granger. Read More»

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent, 73, of Fayetteville

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent, 73, of Fayetteville, passed away April 17, 2014.

After her birth at Ft. Benning, Ga., Judy Anne Tumlin Tallent spent her early years moving often across the country with her military family. Read More»

Things to do-April 24-May 18

April

April 24

The spring Taste of Newnan is today from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us for downtown’s most popular event. Coweta restaurants and caterers show off their best eats.
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Relay for Life set for May 3

Piedmont Fayette Hospital is teaming up with cancer survivors and Relay for Life of Fayette County ambassadors Samantha Miller, 16, and Nancy Davis, 62, to host a dinner in cancer survivors’ honor and raise funds for American Cancer Society.
 Miller was just 12 years old when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer affecting the lymphatic system, in 2010. Immediately, she withdrew from school and embarked on a journey that changed her life forever. Read More»

Fence jumping the Olympic way

Fence jumping the Olympic way

Olympic equestrian coach George Morris shows riders the fine points in jumping. The Olympic multiple medal-winner led the April 5 jumping clinic at Willow Del Equestrian Center in east Coweta County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Patrick Lloyd Anders, MD, 87, of Peachtree City

Patrick Lloyd Anders, MD

Patrick Lloyd Anders, MD, 87, of Peachtree City died April 15, 2014.

He was born in Tulsa, Okla., on April 11, 1927. When his father, Walter Lesesne Anders, MD, Sr. died, his mother Elizabeth James Anders, RN returned to Pennsylvania to raise her four children close to family. He graduated from Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1944, then attended summer school and one semester of college at East Stroudsburg. Read More»