Mowell Funeral Home Obit Entry

August 28, 2016

Robert Barlow

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August 27, 2016

Richard Emory “Dick” Lamb, Sr.

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Richard Emory “Dick” Lamb, Sr., 88, of Panama City Beach, FL passed away on August 27, 2016 in Fayetteville, Georgia.  Raised in Fayette County, he was born to Ola Susie and Harry Lamb, Sr. on April 10, 1928 in Atlanta, GA where the Fox Theatre is located.  Dick was a pilot in the United States Marine Corp.  He also worked as a private pilot.  He worked for 40 years at the U.S. Postal Service as a Postmaster/Director.   During high school, he worked at the Atlanta Airport and The Bell Bomber Plant.  He was a lifetime blood donor.  He was also a Methodist Sunday School Superintendent for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Barbara “Bobbie” Lamb; his daughter, Barbara McWilliams (Al) of Tyrone; his sons, Richard Emory Lamb, Jr. (Cindy) of Texas and David Asa Lamb (Joy) of Fayetteville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and his brother, Marcus Lamb (Rhonda).

A graveside service will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, GA, with Pastor Richard Leach officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Gideons International,

August 26, 2016

Ruby Jewel Chitwood

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On the evening of August 25, 2016, Mrs. Ruby Jewel Chitwood (87) of Fayetteville, GA peacefully closed her eyes in this world and opened them in her new home in Glory.  Ruby was born in Lyerly, GA on May 25, 1929 to Mr. James Hamilton Womack and Mrs. Melinda Bell (Butler) Womack.  She married the love of her life, John Arlin Chitwood, on May 15, 1949 and the two were inseparable for 59 years until his death in 2008. Much of her life was devoted to the service of her family, her church, and her community. She gave so much of herself to others through her love of music, cooking, sewing, and crocheting.  Numerous family members, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ, were blessed to receive the products of her talents as seamstress and crafter extraordinaire. Her great love of music led her to give many years of service to her church as pianist.  But, Ruby’s greatest passion in life was her family.  After retiring from a long-time career as a school dietician, she and John loved exploring the world in their RV adding many new friends to their already blessed life.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved John; three brothers, Tom Womack, Paul E. Womack, and Bill Womack; grandson, Jimmy A. Chitwood; and great-grandson, Joshua W. Beigle.  She is survived by sons, J. Michael (Lucretia) Chitwood, Steven W. (Karen) Chitwood, Kenneth N. (Leslie) Chitwood; and daughter R. Elaine (Paul) Frevele; seven grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Her funeral service will be held Monday, August 29, 2016, 11:00 AM at Wildwood Baptist Church in Griffin, with Rev. Ed Lynch officiating. Burial will follow at Wildwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Griffin.  The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 PM on Sunday, August 28,2016 at the Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City Chapel.

Proverbs 31:10
 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.

Gregory Alton McNeil

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Gregory Alton McNeil, 42, of Fayetteville, passed away August 24, 2016.

Greg is survived by his parents Larry and Evelyn McNeil, brother Larry and Jen McNeil, grandmother Eunice McNeil, niece Regan McNeil, and uncles Jerry Riggins and Richard Riggins and family, and aunt Linda McNeil. He is preceded in death by grandparents Howard McNeil and Alton and Florence Riggins. A funeral service will take place Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 11:00AM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City.  Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00PM at the funeral home.


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August 23, 2016

Julian Clayton “Clay” Brannon

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Julian Clayton “Clay” Brannon, a resident of Peachtree City, Georgia and formerly of Headland, Alabama, died early Tuesday morning, August 23, 2016, in Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Fayetteville, Georgia.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday in Peachtree City, Georgia at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home from 4:00-6:00 P.M. EST. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. CST Friday, August 26, 2016, in the Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel, Headland, Alabama, with Reverend Tim McCraney officiating. Burial will follow in the Headland Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 P.M. CST Friday at the mortuary in Headland.

Clay Brannon was born on April 17, 1970 in the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia. He attended school in the Peachtree City/Fayette County School Systems and moved to Headland where he was a 1988 graduate of Headland High School. An avid Auburn fan, Clay went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Auburn University and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He enjoyed spending every minute possible with his four children, keeping up with friends and family, acting as the family’s self-appointed historian, and working on the farm in Headland with his beloved grandfather, “D-Daddy”. Clay was a member of the Auburn United Methodist Church. Clay was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary and Jim Ward, and J.C. Womack, and Julian Adair Brannon, an aunt, Diane Sharpless, two cousins, Robert Womack, Frank Lloyd, Jr., and several special great aunts and uncles. Surviving relatives include his four children, Samuel Gregory Brannon, Thomas Rosier Brannon, Carson Mayhan Brannon, and Cora Woods Brannon, all of Cartersville, Georgia; his mother, Sandra Brannon-Harp, Woodbury, GA; his father, Sam Vann Brannon (Linda), Headland, AL; two sisters, Katie Brannon, LaGrange, GA; Libba Brannon Harris (Chris), Auburn, AL; three brothers, Vann Brannon (Deborah), LaGrange, GA; Zack Brannon (Gina), Helena, AL; Lewis Brannon (Kata), San Diego, CA; two nieces, Casey Brannon Huckestein (Brian), Helena, AL; Mary Frances Brannon Addison (Brent), LaGrange, GA; four nephews, Zeke Brannon (Brooklyn), Helena, AL; Will Brannon, Auburn, AL; Julian Silvers and Alex Morgan, LaGrange, GA; his ninety-six year old grandmother, Grace Vann Brannon, Headland; a host of loving aunts, uncles, great-aunts, a great-uncle, cousins, great-nieces, fraternity brothers, and friends. Serving as active pallbearers will be Vann, Zack, and Lewis Brannon, Scott Murchison, Kylie Elmore, Beau Dudley, Scottie Ellison, Barkley Kirkland, and Scott Womack.

Clay’s immediate family would like to express their appreciation to Mr. And Mrs. Joel H. Cowan, Sr. and family of Peachtree City, where he worked and resided this year, for opening their home and hearts to Clay.


August 22, 2016

William Edward Swim

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William Edward Swim, 95, of Fayetteville passed away on August 21, 2016.  He was born on April 29, 1921 in Appalachia, Virginia to J. Dutch and Jessie Swim.  He attended Beckley College, then was a cadet at Elon College in North Carolina until he joined the Army Air Corps.  While he was in the service, he married his long-time love, Rosalie.  After the service, he went to aircraft mechanic school and started to work for Capitol Airlines in Washington, D.C.  When Capitol Airlines merged with United Airlines, he came to Atlanta and worked for them until retirement.  He was a long-time member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church.  He was a loving husband to Rosalie for 59 years and to his only daughter, Sharon Stanley, and son-in-law, Steve Stanley.  He loved his grandson, Steven Curtis Stanley and his daughter-in-law, Cherice and great-grandson, Tyler Stanley.

The funeral service for Mr. Swim will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel, with Pastor Glenn Stringham officiating.  Interment will immediately follow the service at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville.  The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday evening, August 23, 2016.

James Robert Dougherty

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James Robert Dougherty, 85, of College Park, passed away on August 21, 2015.  He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 28, 1930 to Robert and Winnie Dougherty.  He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

Mr. Dougherty was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Gloria Blackburn.  He is survived by his sons, Eddie (Debra) Freeman and Robert Dougherty; his daughter, Rachel (Mark) Freeman-Garrison; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral service for Mr. Dougherty will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel, with Pastor Randy Wood officiating.  Interment will immediately follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, GA.

Mondell Carol McDowell

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Mondell Carol McDowell, 66,  passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016, in Newnan.  She lived most of her life in Hobart, IN, and has spent the past 30 years here. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett McDowell.

Ms. McDowell is survived by her sons, Erin (Tammy) McDowell and Eric (Carrie) McDowell: grandchildren Brittany, Alex, Emily and Owen; brothers Russell (Mary) Walk and Bob (Denise) Walk; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Christ our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, with Pastor Miriam Beecher officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM at the church before the service.

Margaret Kingman

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August 21, 2016

Clarence Christian

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Clarence Edward Christian, 87, of Fayetteville, departed this life on August 20, 2016. As a young man, Clarence proudly served in the United States Army in Colorado Springs. Known for his many talents, open heart, and warm smile, “Mr. C” worked many years as the facilities and maintenance supervisor for New Hope Baptist Church. He leaves a legacy of faith in God, love for family and friends, and service to others. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Merline; his children, Terry (Patty) Christian, Roger (Angela) Christian, Lynda (Duncan) Locke, Tim (Reed) Christian, Pam (Jimmy) Walker; ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at New Hope Baptist Church, 551 New Hope Rd, Fayetteville, GA. Interment will immediately follow the service at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.  His visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 PM prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to New Hope Baptist Church, 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville, GA  30214, or online at

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