Mowell Funeral Home Obit Entry

June 25, 2016

Amilee G (Vicky) Johnson

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Amilee G (Vicky) Johnson, 86, of Fayetteville, GA passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Southwest Christian Hospice.  She was born in Lexington, SC on September 7, 1929.  She is a member of National Heights Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil J. Johnson, Sr. and parents, Ryan Tillman and Ruth Hall Gantt.  She is survived by her daughter, Gail J.(Don) Nelson; son, James (Pat) Johnson; step son, Ronnie (Carolyn) Taylor; grandchildren, Lori (Tommy) Paterson, Jared (Kim) Nelson, Tara (Wade) Craighead and Meredith (Harris) Hornbuckle;  5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Adele Bodie and Florie Ligon.

The funeral service will be Monday, June 27, 2016 3:00 pm at Bellvue Memorial Gardens Augusta, GA with Reverend J.W. Wallis officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery 1 hr prior to the service.   In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations are made to Southwest Christian Hospice.    The family will receive friends Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville, GA.



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June 24, 2016

Marilyn Jean Podoll

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Dear wife, mom, sister, friend, Marilyn Jean Podoll went to be with our Lord Jesus on June 22, 2016, at the age of 74 after her courageous battle with ovarian cancer for three and a half years.   She could not wait one more month for her 75th birthday!! She will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 39 years, Derald (Jerry) Podoll and other family and friends.

Marilyn and Jerry had an adventurous marriage traveling the country as job opportunities presented.  Gathered along the path were many long-lasting friendships.  She treasured each of them.  Marilyn enjoyed most the pleasure of helping other women improve their lifestyle and potential through the use of Mary Kay.  Marilyn believed in the strength in numbers as others gather together for a common goal.

Marilyn was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Gretchen Lempkie; brother Albert, sister-in-law Colleen; and brother-in-law Doug Carney.  Marilyn is survived by loving husband, Jerry; cute dog Sadie; son Robert Gilbert, daughter Sheila Studdard (David); sisters Lenie Carney, JoAnn McKeen (David);and brother Doug Lempkie; three stepdaughters and two stepsons; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family wants to thank the devoted friends that filled the gap during her battle with cancer. A special thank you to Terry DuPont, for being available ‘every time’ the phone rang! Thank you to Northside Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital for the excellent care given to Marilyn during her stays.

A visitation will be Monday, June 27, 2016, at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  The memorial service will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Highway 314 in Fayetteville on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 2:00 pm with a fellowship to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in honor of Marilyn to the Ovarian Cancer Institute at


June 22, 2016

George Edward Tanner

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George “Edward” Tanner, Jr., 64, died on June 20, 2016 from complications following a successful liver and kidney transplant.  He was born in Middletown, New York, on July 19, 1951, the son of George Edward Tanner, M.D. and Patricia Ann Manning Tanner. After graduating from Dublin High School in Dublin, Georgia, he attended the University of Georgia from which he graduated in 1973 with a B.A. degree in Psychology.   In 1989, Edward received a B.A. degree in Political Science and Government from Georgia State University; in 1992 he received a Juris Doctor degree from Georgia State University’s College of Law.  Edward was a founding member of Cruis-O-Matic , a band formed in Atlanta in the summer of 1977 by Edward, former Ancestors guitarist/vocal stylist, and his college buddy, saxophonist/vocalist Jonny Hibbert. Both Edward and Jonny had previously spent a year in Darryl Rhoades’ infamous HaHavishnu Orchestra.  Jonny ultimately recruited his younger brother, Henry, as second guitarist and vocalist, and a high school friend, Robert Schmidt, as drummer. In the months that followed, several bass players came and went until the slot was filled by former HaHavishnu master of ceremonies and local radio and television personality, Gary Rex Patton.  Edward’s brother, Blair Tanner, former Ancestors lead guitarist, became the band’s keyboard player, and the first functioning ensemble began to perform.  Cruis-O-Matic was for entertainment purposes only:  no show-off musicianship, just short and fun songs. The band became a fixture on the Atlanta music scene until the summer of 1989. One of the band’s first six professional appearances was as the opening act for The Sex Pistols’ first U.S. concert in January, 1978. During its first year, Cruis-O-Matic opened for The Cars, The Ramones, Runaways, and on one occasion shared the stage with Cher.  In addition to its popularity in Atlanta, the band was well known and always in demand on college campuses across the Southeast.  In 2004, the band was revived and included Edward, “Mr. Vegas,” his brother Blair “Jesse Presley” Tanner, Steve “Bongo” Bryant, Greg “Mr. Downtown” Crawford and Bob “Leo Sagittarius” Cunningham. They played until 2013.  Edward practiced law until December 2015.  He specialized in family and immigration law, and he handled every case with skill, compassion for his client and the sense of humor he was known for.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Tanner; his sons Elliott M. Tanner and Wyatt W. Tanner; his brother, Blair Tanner (Jeannie), of Raleigh, North Carolina; and his sister, Georgann Hoyt (Bill), of Dublin, Georgia. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 3:30 PM at the chapel of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.  The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3:30 PM before the service. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Carl J. Mowell & Son, Peachtree City. The family suggests memorials be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, Missouri, 64114 or to a favorite charity.

June 21, 2016

Harry Freeman

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Elizabeth “Betty” McGarity Lindsey

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Georgia Elizabeth (Betty) McGarity Lindsey, 91, passed away on June 20, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John A. Lindsey; son, Benjamin McGarity Lindsey; and grandson, Christopher Michael Lindsey.  She is survived by her son Brian (Nancy) Lindsey; and grandchildren, Justin Lindsey, Amanda (Dustin) McDonald, Eric Lindsey, and Jason Lindsey.

Betty was born at home on August 26, 1924 in Temple, GA in what is now The McGarity House.  She grew up in Paulding County and taught school there after graduating from Asbury College with a degree in Home Economics.  She married John Lindsey in 1949, and from 1953 to 1983 served alongside him during his ministry in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.  After he suffered a disabling stroke, she was his caregiver for the next 20 years until his death in 2004.  Betty served as a wedding director for many years, directing her last wedding at the age of 88.  To her family and friends, she was a true Southern lady, full of grace and “spunk”.  She will be greatly missed.

Her visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel.  A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Dallas Memory Gardens, 444 Confederate Avenue, Dallas, GA.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, with Dr. David Campbell and Rev. Robert Partridge officiating.  .

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Worship Committee or Music Department.

James Leroy Rogers, Jr.

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James (Jim) Leroy Rogers, Jr., of Peachtree City went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the age of 74.  Jim was born in Hattiesburg, MS on March 8, 1942.  He graduated from Paris American High School in France while his father was stationed there.  He attended the United States Military Academy, West Point, and served in the U. S. Army, then earning his master’s degree from Michigan State University.  He retired from the U. S. Forest Service and MASFFS after 30 years.  On December 21, 1963 he married Jacquelyn Milner.  This amazing relationship produced three children. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James L. Rogers, Sr. and Margaret Currie Rogers;  his sister Margaret Rogers Leggat; and his son James Anthony Rogers.  He is survived by his wife, Jackie Rogers; son, Adam (Lisa) Rogers; daughter Tiffany (Michael) Stephens; and three grandchildren, Hunter Samples, Avery Rogers, and Addison Rogers, all of Peachtree City. Jim was a man of faith devoted to his family.  He had a servant heart for all and grew great relationships serving with the Peachtree City Auxiliary Police.  He enjoyed great comradery in traveling with the Atlanta Senior Golf Association.  He coached his children and mentored many of the area’s youth during his time volunteering with youth sports leagues. The celebration of his life will be held Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Peachtree City Christian Church at 2:00 PM.  He will be buried at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City following the service. The family will receive friends and family on June 22, 2016 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home in Peachtree City.  The family asks that any donations be made to the American Heart Association at  or  to the Peachtree City Auxiliary Police.

June 20, 2016

William (Bill) James Livsey, Jr.

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William (Bill) James Livsey Jr., 85, of Fayetteville Ga, passed away on 18 June 2016.

Bill was born in Clarkston, GA on 8 June 1931.He graduated from North Georgia College in June of 1952, and entered the U.S. Army shortly thereafter. He was a decorated veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He retired from service after 35 years at the rank of General; after commanding at all levels from platoon to Commander in Chief of all U.S. forces in Korea.

Bill was married to Bena Sue Burns on 4 October 1952; they were married 61 years.  He is survived by his three sons, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Mowell Funeral home at a time and date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Army Emergency Relief to benefit the soldiers who are currently serving our Nation.

Robert William Hohenberger

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Robert William Hohenberger, 69 of Fayetteville passed away on June 18, 2016.  He was born on October 9, 1946 in Defiance, Ohio to Mary Lou and Robert Lee Hohenberger.  He was retired after 40 years as a truck driver.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Betty Jean.  He is survived by his children, Skip Vincent of Senoia, Tina McCall (Tony) of Sharpsburg; BobbyRay Hohenberger of Griffin, and Andrea Michelle Hohenberger of Senoia; and his grandchildren, Kensley, Brittany, Taylor and Kayla, whom he loved dearly.

His funeral service will be at 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel.  Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM prior to the service.

June 18, 2016

Jimmy Weyman White

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Jimmy Weyman White, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away June 17, 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra of Fayetteville and son, Scott White of Sandy Springs.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 21 2016, at 11:00AM, at Camp Memorial Park in Fayetteville, GA.  The family will receive friends, Monday, June 20, 2016, from 6:00-8:00pm, at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

June 16, 2016

Timothy Joseph Romano

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Timothy Joseph Romano of Tyrone passed away June 14, 2016 at the age of 25.  He was born in Rockville Center, NY to Joseph and Colleen Romano.  He worked as a welder at Peachtree Industrial, and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  He is survived by his parents and sister Allison Romano of Tyrone; grandmother Catherine Schmalenberger of Peachtree City; and aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening, June 16, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, with a Rosary to be held at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fayette County Special Olympics in care of Debbie Parrish, Fayette County Recreation Department, 140 W. Stonewall Avenue, Fayetteville, GA 30214.  Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree

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