Clyde “Fred” Heath, 81, passed away on July 29, 2015. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Heath was retired from the Fayette County Maintenance Department as Director of Maintenance and was a member of Gideons International in Griffin. An Eagle Scoutmaster for many years, Mr. Heath was a mighty man of God and loved by all.
Mr. Heath was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Gibbs Heath; his grandson, Brad Sigman, and his parents, Ronald and Flossie Heath. He is survived by his wife Jo; daughters, Kelly Sigman and Karen Montez (Jose); sons, Mike Heath (Linda) and Greg Perry (Betti). He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Bryan Sigman, Bonnie Barnett (Jason), Chad Heath, Chris Heath, and Sarah Heath; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel, with interment to follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Fayetteville, GA. The family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday, August 1, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
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Antonia L. Dias, 85, of Peachtree City, passed away July 28, 2015.
She is survived by her husband, Eugenio R. Dias; children Maria Angela (Walter) D’Souza of Peachtree City, Maria Elizabeth (Amador J.) Fernandes of Illinois, Maria Fatima (Victor) Fernandes of Illinois, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Maria Catherine Oliver of Sydney, Australia, a brother and a sister in India.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 2:00PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends and relatives Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607, attn.: Father Scott Donohue. www.mercyhome.org
Christine Elrod Eller, our wonderful mother, was born on March 3, 1928. She was the center of our family lives until her passing on July 22, 2015. Sometimes courage and determination are not enough to keep you on this earth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ethel Elrod, her husband, Grant Eller, 3 sisters, 1 brother and her infant grandson. She is survived by her children, Billy Eller, Jerry Eller, Bridget Hanson, 5 grandchildren and a great granddaughter.
She was the bravest, most selfless, loyal, and loving person we have ever or will ever know. The world is a darker place with her passing and we will love her forever and miss her forever. She has earned her rest.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, GA, at 11:00am on August 1, 2015.
Margaret Quigley McDaniel, 96, passed away July 24, 2015. She was a retired businesswoman and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, R.T. McDaniel; her parents, Charles and Sarah Quigley; and daughter, Susan McDaniel Steinberger. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Robinson (Joe) of Snellville, Robyne Kingery (Paul) of Franklin, MI; and son-in-law, John Steinberger of St. Simons. Margaret also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Heather Lenhardt (Richard), Amy French (Chad), Connor Kingery, Carter Kingery, and great-grandchildren, Aidan, Trey, and Ellery Lenhardt as well as Margaret, Cortland, and Charles French. She will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The family extends special gratitude to Virginia Gail Pope for her many years of love and care for our mother.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at First United Methodist Church of Fayetteville with Dr. David Campbell and Rev. Carolyn Clifton officiating. The family will receive family and friends on Monday, July 27, 2015, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Interment will follow the service at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, 175 E. Lanier Ave., Fayetteville, GA 30214 or Juvenile Diabetes Association at http://jdrf.org/.
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Charles F. Lear passed away July 22, 2015 in Peachtree City, Georgia. Upon graduating from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio, Charles joined the U.S. Air Force and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He then worked for the U.S. Department of Defense until his retirement in 1993. Chuck was an avid reader of history and a world-wide traveler who, during the course of his career and later during retirement, visited more than 80 countries. He enjoyed skiing and was president of the American Ski Clubs in Europe during the 1960’s. He loved volksmarching and was president of the McIntosh Trail Walkers in Peachtree City where he lived for 24 years. As a pilot and member of the Dayton Aero Club, Chuck gave many of his relatives and friends their first airplane ride.
Charles is survived by his wife Luella Blechschmidt Lear of Peachtree City; son Craig and wife Stephanie Lear of St. Joseph, Michigan; daughter Kristin and husband Michael Wright of Columbia, Maryland; grandchildren Braeden, Maggie Louise, and Kellen Lear of St. Joseph, Michigan; and Victoria, Katherine, Kiernan and Ronan Wright of Columbia, Maryland.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the East Amana, Iowa cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, https://www.michaeljfox.org/, or the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate?.
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Moselle Hicks Phillips, 97, passed away on July 22, 2015. She was born in Hampton, Georgia on November 30, 1917 to Mose Roscoe and Susan Capps Hicks. Mrs. Phillips was an active member of Stockbridge First Baptist Church and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. An avid gardener, she also had a love for sewing and embroidery. Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, F. Porter Phillips. She is survived by her daughters, Joanne Caldwell of Conyers, Sara (George) Lawrence of Fayetteville, Pat (Hulan) Stanfield of Peachtree City and Betty (Jake) Belin of Rancho Palas Verdes, CA, seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Herbert Hicks of McDonough; her sister-in-law, Betty Hicks of Tucker, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Steve Murell officiating. Interment will follow the service at Flippen UMC Cemetery, 3707 Jodeco Road, McDonough, GA. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM, July 24, 2015 at the funeral home.
Betty Mooney Bishop, 83, of Hampton/Fayetteville, passed away on July 21, 2015. Betty was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. She loved to sing praises to the Lord, and she never let anyone who visited leave without a big hug, a kiss, and an “I love you.”
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, James Bishop. She is survived by daughters, Terry (Gary) Tutton of Hampton, Janet (Erich) Waller of Stockbridge, Carol Bishop of Hampton, and Becky (Mike) Neill of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Chris Folds of Jackson, Kelly Folds of Atlanta, Rachel Neill and Jake Neill of Fayetteville, Allen Waller and Devin Waller of Stockbridge; great- grandchildren, Lola and Braden of Atlanta; also, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Southern Crescent Church, 315 Dogwood Trail, Tyrone, GA 30290. Minister Keith Clark will officiate.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 24, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home, 180 North Jeff Davis Dr., Fayetteville, Ga 30214.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 2:30 PM, Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA 30114.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to one of the following: (see links to the left)
Southern Grace Hospice
364 Racetrack Road
McDonough, GA 30252
Hope-Fayetteville Assisted Living and Memory Care
355 Brandywine Blvd.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
The Alzheimer’s Foundation
41 Perimeter Center East
Atlanta, GA 30346
Rebekah Yates Anders, M.D., 90, of Peachtree City, and lately of Columbus, Georgia, died July 22, 2015. She was born in Macon, Georgia on September 4, 1924 to Gladys Davidson Yates and James Emory Yates, Jr., both Macon natives. She attended the Clisby School, Alexander IV Elementary School, Miller High School, and was a member of Vineville Baptist Church. She spent many fond summers at Girl Scout Camp Martha Johnson near Macon, Georgia and Camp Civitania in Austell, Georgia. In 1940 she won first place in a statewide Latin contest sponsored by the Georgia Classical Society. She moved with her family to Tampa, Florida in 1940, where she graduated as Valedictorian from Plant High School in 1942. A scholarship allowed her to attend Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. There she received the Leon P. Smith Award in 1946 for her research project on the effects of DDT on tadpoles. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wesleyan in 1946 with a B.A., then taught Biology and Chemistry for two years at Washington Seminary, an all-girls high school in Atlanta, a precursor to The Westminster Schools. She worked as a research laboratory technician under Dr. Sidney Madden at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, then at the new Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York, studying the effects of radiation. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY from 1949 – 1953. At Rochester, she met classmate Patrick Lloyd Anders of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. They were married March 22, 1951. She gave birth to the first of their six children, Patricia, on June 2, 1953, between final exams and graduation from medical school. The unusual feat attracted national attention when the Associated Press placed a photo in newspapers around the country of the two physicians in cap and gown holding their newborn. Dean George Whipple, a Nobel Prize winning physician, discreetly applauded her as she crossed the stage to receive her diploma.
After graduation and the birth of her first child, Dr. Anders completed an internship at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia in 1954. As husband Dr. Patrick Anders served in the U.S. Navy from 1954-62, Drs. Anders lived in Key West, Florida from 1954-6, Levittown, New York from 1956-9, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from 1960-2, having a child or two at each Naval Base along the way.
In 1962 Drs. Rebekah and Patrick Anders moved their family of eight to Atlanta, Georgia and opened a private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology at South Fulton Hospital in East Point, Georgia. Dr. Rebekah enjoyed the office practice until her retirement in 1999 at the age of 75. She was an active member of Ben Hill Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia from 1962-1976. She was involved in the countless school, music and church activities of her six children, serving PTAs, as physician on band trips, teaching Sunday School and Training Union. She took in husband Pat’s elderly Aunt Blodwyn and cared for her in her home for a decade, and took in her elderly parents as well. In 1972 the Anders family moved to Fayette County, Georgia and became active members, of New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia in 1976.
In 1986 Dr. Anders received the Wesleyan Alumnae Award for Distinguished Achievement. She helped found TLC2, a home for unwed mothers, which later merged with Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries. In 2004 she and husband Pat moved to Peachtree City, Georgia to live with son David L. Anders, M.D. and his family of seven. In 2011, at the age of 87, she published a children’s book The Silver Bell and coauthored another with son David, Octogenarians Say The Darndest Things. From 2013 to 2014, she lived with son Mark A. Anders, M.D. and his family, and with daughter Janet A. Banks, R.N., BSN, and her family, sharing time between Columbus, Georgia and Warner Robins, Georgia. She lived the last year of her life in the home of son Mark in Columbus, Georgia.
In spite of her inspiring achievements, she will undoubtedly be most remembered for her cheerful kindness, endless patience, joyous disposition, and unwavering faith. She adored her family, friends and church, and they adored her in return.
She will be terribly missed by a long list of loving survivors: six children: Patricia “Tricia” Yates Anders Jones, EdD; Elizabeth “Buffie” Anders DuPuis, MD and husband Mark H. DuPuis, MD; David Lloyd Anders, MD and wife Kenya Houghton Anders, MD; Janet Anders Banks, RN, BSN, and husband Abe Joseph Banks, MSA, MBA; Mark Alan Anders, MD, CPA, and wife Kris Creecy Anders, CPA, MTax; Timothy Wayne Anders, CPA and wife Michelle Müller Anders, MS. She is also survived by twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: Jennifer Jones Sharits, MA, CCC-SLP, and husband Andrew D. Sharits, Laura Elizabeth Jones, MDiv, Jordan David Jones, Christopher Anders DuPuis, CPA, Nicholas Anders DuPuis, JD, Rebekah Joan Anders, Lloyd Davidson Anders, Luke Noble Anders, Rachel Elizabeth Anders, Lincoln James Anders, Caleb Joseph Banks, Rebekah Joyce Banks, Sara Kathryn Banks, Nathan Joseph Banks, Lisa Marie Williams and husband Bradley Scott Williams, Emily Joy Anders, John Patrick Anders, William Lloyd Anders, Hannah Alexandra Anders, RN, BSN, Katherine “Katie” Grace Anders, Natalie Lauren Sharits, Camden Andrew Sharits and Jessica Anne Sharits. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Patrick Lloyd Anders, MD, by her parents Gladys Davidson Yates and James Emory Yates, Jr. and by two siblings: Carolyn Yates Long and The Honorable James Emory Yates, III.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries, P.O. Box 329, Palmetto, Georgia 30268 (www.gbchfm.org)
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, 180 N. Jeff Davis Dr., Fayetteville, GA 30214. Rev. Dr. Dwight “Ike” Reighard will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. prior to services. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park, GA.
A video tribute to the life of Dr. Rebekah Anders can be viewed at:
Blanche Valeria Wells Faulkner was born on December 11, 1924 in St. John, US VI.
She is survived by John A. Faulkner, her husband of 73 years; her children, Maude O. Faulkner, Lawrence G. Faulkner, Blanche V. Faulkner Williams and Ashley R. Faulkner (who pre-deceased her); her grandchildren, Laverne C. Williams (who pre-deceased her), Catherine S. Williams Mackey, Jennifer D. Williams, Stephanie Y. Williams, Charlotte D. Williams, Tarelle C. Faulkner, Terence R. Faulkner, Sr., Carrie A. Faulkner Hammond, Iris C. Faulkner and Casey Faulkner; her great-grandchildren, Jazmine M. Mackey, Jerome M. Mackey and Olivia N. Mackey, Terence R. Faulkner, Jr., Jordan A. Moton, Kordero B. Faulkner and Nallini H. Faulkner and many other family members and friends.
Mrs. Faulkner moved to Long Island with her husband and family where she lived and maintained a home for her family and was a baby sitter to many other children. Mrs. Faulkner wrote and published a couple of books, “The Lively House” and “The Storm is Over”. She and her family then moved to enjoy life here in Georgia. She was loved and respected by those who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 27, 2015 at The Cathedral of Christ the King Episcopal Church with The Most Reverend David Epps officiating. Burial will be at Camp Memorial Park following the service. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City.
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Mildred (Massengale) Jones passed away on July 20, 2015. She was born in Fayette County, Georgia on May 6, 1925 to William Kendrick and Bernice (Shell) Massengale. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 57 years, Winton F. Jones. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Richard Pace, Covington, and Angela and Larry Briscoe, Covington; her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Alice and Don Odom of Fayetteville; beloved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Dr. David Chancey officiating. Interment will follow the service at Forest Lawn Cemetery, College Park, GA. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 PM on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to McDonough Road Baptist Church, 352 McDonough Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215.