Mowell Funeral Home Obit Entry

August 17, 2017

Gwendolyn Lawson

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Gwendolyn Lawson, 59, of Fayetteville, passed away August 14, 2017.  She was born on February 20, 1958 in Cleveland, MS to the late Leroy and Lillie Lawson.

Gwendolyn was preceded in death by four brothers, and her parents.  She is survived by her daughter, Onessia (Kunta) Mosby, Sr.; grandchildren, K.J., Kyrese, Kalib, and Kaiden; brothers, Roscoe Lawson, McEllis Lawson, and Ronald Lawson; sisters, Glory Dean Craig, Rosie Anner Robinson, Blanche Howard, Florida Wright, and Carolyn Phipps.

A funeral Service will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Spangle Banner Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Beulah, MS.  The family will receive friends, Friday, August 25, 2017 from 3:00-6:00 PM at W. S. Brandon Funeral Home, 211 North Pearman Avenue, Cleveland, MS 38732.

August 14, 2017

Mark Byrd Hopkins

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Mark Byrd Hopkins, age 64, of Brooks, GA, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017.  Mr. Hopkins was born July 27, 1953, in Atlanta, to the late William Payne and Jeannine Byrd Hopkins.  Mr. Hopkins graduated from Peach County High School in 1971, attended North Georgia College and went on to graduate from Georgia State University in 1979.  He was retired from Delta Air Lines, where he worked in information technology.  He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Brooks.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Susan Smith Hopkins;  daughter, Heather and Kevin Scott of Kennesaw;  son, Dean & Courtney Hopkins of St. Johns, FL;  grandchildren, Karson, Hudson & Brooklyn Scott of Kennesaw and Aubrey & Lucy Hopkins of St. Johns, FL;  stepmother, Phyllis Hopkins of Hiawassee, GA;  brothers, Douglas Hopkins of Atlanta and Joseph & Kathy Hopkins of Norcross.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Mowell Funeral Home, 180 North Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214.  A Graveside Service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fort Valley, GA.  Reverend Charles Johnson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society,   or to Fairview Baptist Church, 583 Fairview Road, Brooks, GA 30205.

August 12, 2017

Robert Logan Cassedy

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Robert Logan Cassedy, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away on August 10, 2017.  He was born in Jacksonville, FL on October 28, 1937 to the late Charles and Carrie Cassedy.  He was a retired pilot with Delta Air Lines with 37 years of service.

Robert is survived by his wife of 48 years, Phyllis Clark Cassedy; his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Charles Turner of Orange Park, FL; his nephews, Todd and Kathryn Turner of Phoenix, AZ and Chuck Turner of Gainesville, FL; his sister-in-law, Gerry Clark Lindequist of Manlius, NY; his niece, Laura and Mehul Malik and grand-niece, Lila Malik of Vienna, Austria; and his nephew, Thomas Lindequist of Syracuse, NY.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Westview Cemetery, 1680 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, with Dr. J. W. Wallis officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday evening, August 15, 2017 at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.  The family would like for everyone to join them at Prime Events at 240 N. Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville following the visitation to reminisce and celebrate the life of Bob.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Robert’s memory to Southwest Christian Care,  Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville –


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Evelyn Caroline Williams, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away August 12, 2017.  She was born on May 19, 1929 in Fayetteville, GA to the late Sallie and Earnest Williams, Sr.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Burdette, Dorothy Burdette, Doris Watson and Kathleen Bray; brother, Leonard Williams and her parents.  She is survived by her brother, Earnest (Carol) Williams, Jr. and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.  Burial will follow at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Ronald Bradley

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Ronald Henry Bradley, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away August 12, 2017.  He was born in Oneonta, AL on April 17, 1939 to the late Marlin and Winnie Lou Bradley.  Ronald worked at Georgia Power for 33 years as well Southern Airways for 8 years.  He proudly served his country in United States Army.

Ronald was preceded in death by his wife, Magilene Bradley; brother, Kenneth Larry Bradley and his parents.  He is survived by his son, Michael (Amy) Bradley; granddaughter, Marguerite Bradley; and brother, Richard (Mary) Bradley.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro with Reverend Glenn Stringham officiating.

August 11, 2017

Tysen Campbell

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Tysen Keiso Campbell, age 38, of Peachtree City, Georgia passed away unexpectedly on August 7, 2017. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 23, 1978.

Tysen graduated from Mid-Pacific Institute in Hawaii in 1996. He attended Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, receiving a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. There, he met the love of his life, Ellen Myers.

Tysen’s first law enforcement experience was serving for the university as a peace officer. After graduation, the Baldwin County, Georgia Sheriff Department hired him as a deputy. He entered on duty with the U. S. Customs and Border Protection in 2008, serving as a Customs and Border Protection Officer until his death.

Tysen is survived by his wife, Ellen and daughter, Ella age 4, of Peachtree City, Georgia.  Ellen is expecting their second child in January 2018. He is also survived by his parents, Donald and Jennifer Campbell, of Kapolei, Hawaii; his uncle Ray and Jeannie Scarboro, and their daughters, Jenna Scarboro and Lisa and son in law, Sean Peterson of Bonaire, Georgia; his uncle Mark and Sherry Campbell and their daughters, Erica, Noelle, Sierra, and Camille Campbell of Warner Robins, Georgia.

The funeral service for Tysen will be held Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Dogwood Church, 975 Highway 74 North, Tyrone, Georgia. Following the service, interment will be at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Tysen’s memory to the Roger L. Von Amelunxen Foundation, Inc.

August 9, 2017

Jane Schneider Lakis

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Jane Schneider Lakis, 70, of Fayetteville passed away peacefully at home on August 9, 2017. She was born on August 19, 1946 in Montgomery, Alabama to the late William and Paula Schneider. She was a 1968 graduate of Auburn University and remained an avid Auburn University sports fan. Jane’s passions were simple, she loved her children, grandchildren, history and reading, lunch dates with her girlfriends and her friendship with her childhood friend, Kay.


Jane is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Claude Schneider. She is survived by her sons, Robert Preston Lewis, Jr. (Pam) and William Andrew Lewis (Audra); her daughters, Kimberly Ann Carter (Keith) and Laura Elizabeth McAlister (David); and 14 grandchildren.


A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017 at St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville from 11:30-1:30 PM prior to the service.

August 8, 2017

Connie Banks

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Connie Dianne Banks, 54, of Newnan, passed away peacefully at home on August 8, 2017. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 5, 1963.


Connie was preceded in death by her father, Robert Bruce. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Danny Banks; daughters, Sandie (Jason) Williams and Amber Banks; mother, Delores Bruce; brothers, Darrell (Barbara) Bruce and Dwayne (Ginger) Bruce.


A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 680 Ebenezer Church Road Fayetteville, GA. 30215.

Those wishing to express sympathy may make a donation to an educational fund in memory of Connie, for her daughter Amber Banks at Talbot State Bank, 710 North Glynn Street Fayetteville, GA. 30214

August 6, 2017

Roger Brock, 82

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Roger Columbus Brock, 82, of Brunswick passed away after a long battle with cancer.  Roger was born on September 29, 1934, the last child of R. Loyd and Beatrice M. Brock.  He graduated from Fulton High School in Atlanta in 1953 and immediately, with friend Ed Kuettner, joined the Navy, where he served on the Pacific.  He earned the National Defense Medal, the Korean Medal and the United Nations Medal, as well as the Good Conduct Medal.  Roger was retired from the Atlanta Bulk Mail Center as Superintendent of Maintenance Operations.

Roger was a Mason and was a member of two lodges, Day Lite #125 where he was Past Master and Chipley Lodge #40, also as Past Master.  One of Roger’s proudest moments in life was when he had the privilege of raising his son, Alan, to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Clyde Duwane Haynie, Sr.; his sister, Mary B. Smith; his niece, Sharon Smith; and his brother, James Boyce Brock.  He leaves behind to cherish his memories, Betty Brock, his treasured wife of 59 years; his son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Jennifer Brock; his sister, Ouida B. Haynie; his brother and sister-in-law, Heyward and Beth Brock; his brother-in-law, B. J. Smith, Sr.; his sister-in-law, Sally M. Brock; his brother-in-law, Johnny A. Fambro and his wife, Pat; his grandchildren, Lauren and William Brock; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 9:30-11:00 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Midway Baptist Church, 2495 Hopewell Church Road, Pine Mountain, GA  31822.  The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM at the church.  A Masonic Burial will follow at 2:30 PM at College Park Cemetery, College Park, GA.

Lyman Ware Mann

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