January 15, 2017
January 13, 2017
A joint celebration of life will be held for Kenneth Hoelscher and Elizabeth “Betty” Hoelschser, husband and wife of 49 years and longtime residents of Peachtree City, GA. Elizabeth Hoelscher, 72, passed away on January 7, 2017, and was received in heaven by her loving husband Kenneth Hoelscher, 72, who passed away on July 7, 2015.
Both born as twins in Minnesota, Kenneth was one of 18 children born to Henry and Lucille Hoelscher while Betty was the youngest of 12 children born to John and Anna Bares. In addition to their parents, they were preceded in death by their granddaughter, Rachel Cannella and several brothers and sisters
Besides the time spent together while traveling, Ken and Betty considered their family one of their biggest joys in life and treasured every moment shared with their children and grandchildren. They are survived by their children, Steven (Carrie) Hoelscher, Kim (Rodney) Bridges, Kelly (Tim) Riordan, David Hoelscher, and Keri (Tony) Moye; their grandchildren, Cory, Kyle, and Sean Cooke, Kenny and Jessica Hoelscher, Caitlin and Megan Riordan, and Logan Cannella along with numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
A joint celebration of their lives will take place at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City, GA on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM.
January 12, 2017
Margie Nell Nix Gunter, 91, passed away January 12, 2017.
Margie was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Brunson Gunter; son, Irvin Gunter; and parents Walter and Essie Nix. She is survived by her sons, Lloyd (Betty) Gunter, David (Bonnie) Gunter, Sr., Walter (Ella) Gunter; daughter, Adoree (Mike) Gunter; sister-in-law, Ruby Lee Howard; grandchildren, Kelli, April, Ray, Brunson, Hope, Faith, Chris, and Jennifer; fourteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, January 15, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Brother Warner Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 1:00–2:00 PM at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Abbey Hospice, 25 Azalea Court, Social Circle, GA, 30025, or a charity of your choice.
Michael “Mike” Blake Dumas, 33, of Hampton, passed away on January 10, 2017. Mike worked at South Side Auto Parts in Hampton, GA. He is a Ghostbuster and car fanatic, who also loves racing R/c cars and fishing.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Tim Dumas, and is survived by his high school sweetheart, Bridgette, married for 10 years and together for 16; his two loving children, Gabrielle and Hunter; his mother, Debbie Dumas; two brothers, Jeffery Dumas (Bethany), Timothy Dumas (Shelby); and four nieces and a nephew.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel, with Pastor Doug Landers officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to a Go Fund Me Page that has been set up for the family , https://www.gofundme.com/sx-family-help-fund.
January 11, 2017
Omie Lee Carson Bailey, 97, of Carrollton, GA, formerly of Brooks, GA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Mrs. Bailey was born March 16, 1919 in Fayette County, GA to John Walter and Cora Mae Jones Carson. She graduated from Fayette County High School in 1936. After raising her children she worked for Rich’s Department Store for 27 years, beginning at the downtown Atlanta store before retiring at the Southlake Mall location. She was a long-time resident of Fayette County before moving to Carrollton, GA to be near her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 65 years, Lee Roy Bailey; her brothers, John Clayton and Harold Carson, and her sister Mary Ruth Carson Dunn. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Vickie Bailey of Fairhope, AL; her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Charles Miller of Bowdon, GA; her beloved granddaughters and their spouses, Michelle and Chuck Conerly and Laurie and Trey Fleck, all of Carrollton, GA; Stacie and John Sikes of Mableton, GA, Shayna and Paolo Fasolo, of Castagneto Po, Italy, Summer and Marwan Yehya, of Marietta, GA and Whitney and Mike Veneziani of Columbus, GA. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Caroline, Sam and Latson Conerly, Emie and Edward Fleck, Miller and Jackson Sikes, Giacomo and Carolina Fasolo, Mila and Shiloh Yehya, and Ava and Bailey Veneziani.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bailey will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Lisbon Baptist Church, 1662 Hwy 85 S., Fayetteville, GA. Interment in the Church cemetery will follow. The family will receive friends at the Church from 10:00-12:00 prior to the service.
January 10, 2017
Mary C. Knowles, 74, of Riverdale passed away on January 10, 2017. She was born on June 26, 1942 in Ft. Benning, GA to Warren and Omie Edwards. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Knowles; her son, Eddie Knowles; her brothers, Teddy Joe Edwards and Sonny Edwards and her parents. Mary is survived by her daughter, Debbie Moody of Riverdale; her sons, Donnie Knowles (Theresa), Greg Knowles (Theresa), Tony Knowles (Sherrie) and Keith Knowles (Denise); thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and her brothers, Eddie Edwards, Warren Lee Edwards and Freddie Dean Edwards.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel, with Pastor Eddie Roberts officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, 110 Brooks-Woolsey Road, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on January 11, 2017 at the funeral home.
January 9, 2017
James “Lewis” Roberts, Sr, 86, of Peachtree City, passed away January 8, 2017. He was born in Haralson, GA on March 30, 1930 to the late Alva and Jeanette Roberts. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Lewis was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith Roberts; granddaughter, Christina Leipold; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, LuAnne Roberts; sons, James (Cathy) Roberts, Jr. and Alva (Carla) Roberts ; daughter, Cheryl Leipold; step-daughter, Fran (John) Hess; grandchildren, James Leipold, Rebaccah Sedgewick, Marie Holbrook, Stacie Leipold, Melissa Guy, Andrea Swafford, Adam Leipold, Emily Leipold, Miranda Leipold, Jeremiah Leipold, Laura Parris, James Lewis Roberts, III, Cally Roberts, Jennifer Hess, Jason Hess, and Justin Hess; and twenty-six great-grandchildren. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
A funeral service will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Reverend Dan McFarland officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends, Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Donations can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, http://www.alz.org/, The American Cancer Society, http://www.cancer.org/ or Haralson United Methodist Church, 148 Highway 85 Senoia, GA 30276.
Francis DeShay Boggs, 95, of Fayetteville, passed away January 4, 2017. He was born in Gassaway, WV on May 8, 1921 to the late John and Maude Boggs.
Francis was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Boggs; brother, Kenneth Boggs; sister, Catherine Burba; and his parents. He is survived by his sons, Ed (Dixie) Boggs and Jeff (Martie) Boggs; daughters, Debbie O’Pry and Rebecca Boggs; grandchildren, Scott and Stephen Boggs, Jeremy and Meagan O’Pry, and Ali Mrozik; great-grandchildren, Ellie, Tyler, Keelin, Aryn, Trinity, Bryant and D.J.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Community Christian Church, Fayetteville with Reverend Jim Lindskoog officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM prior to the service at the church.
January 8, 2017
Delores Anne Rossiter passed peacefully in her sleep the afternoon of January 8, 2017 at the Eternal Hope Hospice in Griffin, GA following a long fight with liver and kidney failure. Delores was a home maker for most of her life, devoted mother and loving wife. She lost herself in the service of others, cared more about others than herself and apologized if she believed she caused additional burden to others. Her laughter and sense of humor was contagious, always lighting the room for everyone else. She will be sorely missed by all. Her parents, Doris Virginia Barth and Delmar Bonnell Barth, preceded her in death two decades earlier. She is survived by her husband, Edward Carroll Rossiter of Fayetteville, GA; sons, Edward Carroll and Jeffrey Allen Rossiter; daughters, Delores Ann Goodwin and Jean Marie Cottle; sisters, Drucilla Elaine Herridge and Debra Jean Bowen; and brothers, Donald Fredrick Barth and Delmar Bonnell Barth Jr. Delores was a beloved member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Redwine Road in Fayetteville, GA for over 10 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the LDS Church, 2021 Redwine Rd, Fayetteville, GA 30215 at 11:00 AM, with viewing in the Relief Society Room at 10:00 AM. Interment will be Friday, January 13, 2017 at Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Scott Hudgens Dr., Canton, GA, 30114 at 11:00 AM
Barbara Kerlin, a lifelong resident of Fayette County, passed away January 8, 2017, at the age of 82. She was in elementary education in Fayette County for the entire 31 years of her career. After teaching 2nd grade at Fayetteville Elementary School for over 18 years, she served as Assistant Principal before moving to Hood Avenue Elementary School as Principal for 5 years. Barbara also taught Sunday School and sang in the choir at Fayetteville First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Dunn Kerlin and Homer Kerlin. Barbara is survived by cousins, Ashley Jones, Douglas N. Jones and wife Joyce, Kenny Dunn and wife Lynn, Deborah Jones Cook and husband Wallace, and Becky Dunn Smith; and nieces and nephews, Douglas Jones, Jr., Robby Jones, Christy Duffey, Stephanie Landrum, Allison Dunn, Kim Yearwood, Shelley Norris, Allen Smith, Lynn Sansom, and Joe Smith.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 1:00 PM in the Overton Chapel of Fayetteville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Glenn Stringham and Rev. Jack Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.