Keith A. Patty, 50, of Peachtree City, passed away February 26, 2015. He is survived by his father Raymond (Beverly) Patty; sisters Cathy (Bruce Boyd) Anderson and Pamela (Cullin) Meredith; nieces Christin Kight and Jennifer Chambers; uncle Don (Pat) Patty; and aunt Sandra (Edward) Donahue. A memorial service will be held at a later date to celebrate Keith’s life.
February 27, 2015
Elizabeth J. Main, 91, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died on February 25, 2015 in Fayetteville, GA. Mrs. Main, of Peachtree City, GA, was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Earl W. Main, and will be missed by her children, Susan and Gyuri Nemeth, David and Louise Main, and Jeffrey and Nancy Main. Mrs. Main also leaves seven grandchildren, Christy Smith, Bill Nemeth, Amy Allagnon, Suzanne Bennett, Katie Hautamaki, Laura Main, and Jenny Main. Her legacy lives on in her twelve great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Main was born in Washington, D.C., daughter of Dr. Edward R. Hunter and Lillie G. Hunter. She graduated from Fitken Memorial Nursing School in NJ as a Registered Nurse. Mrs. Main worked at the former Riverview Hospital in Red Bank, NJ. She spent many years on the governing board of the International People-to-People Organization, founded several chapters of People-to-People in New Jersey, sponsored many international groups of visitors and arranged numerous travel opportunities to advance international peace and brotherhood. She was one of a group of People-to-People honorees recognized at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon. Through her work with People-to-People, Mrs. Main was privileged to meet, in addition to President Nixon, Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and President Harry S. Truman.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff and caregivers at Southland Health and Rehabilitation who have provided such loving care and concern for her. A memorial service will be held at a future date to celebrate Mrs. Main’s life.
Gail Lynn Davidson Hendricks, 42, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away February 24, 2015 at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Kevin and devoted mother to Cole and Reid.
Gail was born September 1, 1972 in Medford, OR to parents Raymond & Barbara Davidson of Central Point, OR. Gail graduated from Indiana State University in 1995 and married Kevin Hendricks of Ashland, OR in 1997. Gail touched the lives of many as they moved around the country before making their home in Fayetteville, GA.
Gail is survived by husband Kevin; two sons Cole (8) and Reid (4); mother Barbara Davidson of Medford, OR; father and step-mother Raymond & Lenora Davidson of Central Point, OR; brother Brian (Allison) Benninger of West Linn, OR; sister Paula (Ted) Childress of Central Point, OR; grandmothers Pauline Fann of Normal, IL and Sadie Davidson of Medford, OR; mother-in-law Kathee Martin of Gilbert, AZ; father-in-law Rick (Cassandra) Hendricks of Medford, OR; brother-in-law Ryan (Cheri) Hendricks of Queen Creek, AZ; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Oregon, Illinois, Arizona, and Georgia.
Gail fought a valiant battle against breast cancer for nearly 5 years with her strength and winning smile defining her. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 1:00PM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the education accounts for Cole Hendricks (USAA #183747526) and Reid Hendricks (USAA #183747968) or to the American Cancer Society.
February 25, 2015
Richard Eugene Mathis, Sr., 75, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away February 25, 2015. Mr. Mathis is preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Alden Mathis and four brothers. He is survived by his wife, Janice Mathis; daughter, Kim Denise Mincey; son, Richard “Rick” E. Mathis, Jr.; nephew and niece (whom he loved like children) Mark (Darlene) Cole and Donna (Roger) Culberson; grandchildren, Jacob Mangum, Lacey Lawrence, Maggie Mincey, Richard Eugene (Tripp) Mathis, III, Mackenzie Mincey and William Mathis; sister Lattie Holt; and niece, Phyllis Cole.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel. The visitation will be held immediately prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
February 23, 2015
Mel Glenn Brantley of Peachtree City, GA passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Mel, son of Eunice and Thomas Brantley, was born in Chula, GA and moved to Brunswick, GA shortly thereafter where he met his wife, Yvonne Fernandes Brantley, and many lifelong friends. Mel graduated from Glynn Academy, Class of ’57. He went on to attend Wake Forest and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mel was employed by Pan Air Airlines as a commercial pilot, Benjamin Moore Paints, and ended his professional career as the owner of Village Paint Stores in both Peachtree City and Fayetteville, where his immediate family continues to reside. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Yvonne Fernandes Brantley, as well as his daughter, Melanie Brantley Maloney; son-in-law, Bill Maloney; and granddaughters, Allison Brantley Maloney and Megan Jane Maloney. Additionally, he is survived by siblings, R.O. Brantley, Raymond S. Brantley, Diane Brantley, Janice Brantley, and Brenda Sluder. Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Barry, Benny Tatum, Johnny Thomas, the Fincher brothers, and Tom Woody. A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City, GA., with Reverend Jim Hanna of Inman United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Special Olympics of Georgia, 4000, DeKalb Technology Park, Atlanta, GA 30340, https://www.specialolympicsga.org.
In memory of Charlotte W. White, 11/29/1930 – 02/22/2015
Charlotte W. White, 84, of Fayetteville, passed away February 22, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. White was a member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church. She worked for the Fulton County Board of Education for many years. Prior to that, she was a devoted mother and homemaker.
Mrs. White is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Elvin Greene White. Survivors include her daughters Karen (Steve) Hunter, Dr. Gayle (Barry) Littlefield and Mary Anne White; grandchildren Brett Hunter and Barry Lee Littlefield Jr.; sister-in-law Erlene White; brother-in-law Ed White; also nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in College Park, with Dr. Jim Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Southwest Christian Hospice, www.swchristiancare.org .
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Syndee Louise Rose, 50, of Birmingham, AL, formerly of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on February 17, 2015. Syndee is survived by her mother Ann Rose, brother Ken (Linda) Rose and nieces Heather (Tyler) Clark and Hannah Rose.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:00PM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City, GA. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00PM – 4:00PM. Condolences may be sent to Ann Rose, PO Box 245, Highlands, NC 28741. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Gordon Center for Children, 315 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741.
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Alice Mae Fleming, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 22, 2015 at the age of 79. She was preceded in death by her husband, Webb Fleming, and her parents, Victor and Nellie Stratton. Mrs. Fleming is survived by her daughters, Debra Colbert (Philip) of Covington; Donna Alsabrook of Roanoke, AL; Judy Hernandez of Fayetteville; and Sandy West of Fayetteville; son, Randy Fleming (Rhonda) of Brooks; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, GA, with Pastor David Smith and Pastor Lee Griggs officiating. The interment will be immediately following the service at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City, GA. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, February 24, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
February 21, 2015
Doris Hayes Turner, of Fayetteville, passed away on February 20, 2015 at the age of 91. She was a beloved spouse of 71 years to the late Alvin Turner as well as beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and a friend to many. Doris leaves behind a legacy of love for her Lord Jesus, a heart for service to all mankind, and the sweetest smile anyone could ever want to see. From her humble beginnings, she was proud to be a Fayette County High School graduate (Class of 1940), a very talented and creative seamstress, and a well-loved member of her Fayette County community. For several years, Doris worked at Southern Mills in Senoia and was the “soda fountain girl” at Hollberg’s in Senoia.
An active member of Lisbon Baptist Church, Doris served as a teacher and Sunday School Secretary for many years. When her husband, Alvin, a retired Ford Auto worker, was diagnosed with dementia, she began her journey as his primary caregiver and never lost her positivity or her smile. Alvin and Doris were always a pair in every endeavor. Those who know Doris remember well her ultimate devotion to Alvin.
In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her parents, Henry and Fannie Hayes; brothers Harvey, Denson, Aubrey and Floyd Hayes; sisters Ruth Collinsworth and Christine Huckaby; and a grandchild, Mary Elizabeth Turner. She is survived by her son, Ken (Oneida) Turner of Fayetteville; daughter Donna (Mike) Borders of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Scott (Lori) Borders of Atlanta; Brent (Julie) Borders of Smyrna; Kenna Turner of Fayetteville; great-grandchildren, Nathan Turner, Lawson West and Cole Borders; brothers, Delma Hayes of Newnan; Coley (Clo) Hayes of Hoschton; and a sister, Willene (Len) Beard of Fayetteville; numerous nieces and nephews and wonderful caregivers—Anita, Tammy, Ginger, Toni, Danielle, Ann and Stacie.
Funeral services for Doris will be conducted on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2 PM at Lisbon Baptist Church. Pastor Danny Wilson will officiate, and the interment will follow in the Lisbon Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 22, 2015, from 2:00-5:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to Lisbon Baptist Church, Attn: Building Fund, 1662 Highway 85 South, Fayetteville, GA; Hospice Advantage, 145 Howard Lane, Fayetteville, GA; or Gideons International.