Mowell Funeral Home Obit Entry

February 25, 2017

Kathy Guwin

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February 22, 2017

Mary Stanley

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John Remer Singletary

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John Remer Singletary, 71, passed away at his home Monday, February 20, 2017. John was the son of the late Preston Remer and Katherine Jamerson Singletary. He was a lifelong resident of the Atlanta area. An Eagle Scout and retired from Delta Air Lines Sales Department.


John was preceded in death by his sisters, Katherine Singletary Davis and Joan Singletary Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Sharron Poole Singletary; daughters, Katherine Singletary Stephens (Andy) and Amanda Carden (Charlie); granddaughters, Taylor Lynn Stephens, Autumn Cheyenne Stephens, grandson; Gabriel Scott Carden.


A visitation for family and friends will be held 10:30AM to 12:00 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, with a celebration of life to follow at 12:00 PM. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, in John’s memory.


Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City –

Shirley Hazel Sandifer Cook

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Shirley Hazel Cook, 81, of Fayetteville passed away February 19, 2017. Shirley was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord. She was a retired Registered Nurse and an enthusiastic Atlanta Braves fan. Shirley is survived by her daughter, Melissa Cosby; grandson, Doug Cosby; twin great-granddaughters, Lily and Kylie Cosby; brother, Paul Sandifer; sisters, Mary Hayes and Louise Price; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Friday, February 24, 2017, at 11:00 AM, at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville, with Rev. Chuck Holt officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

February 21, 2017

James M. Houston, Sr.

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James Melson Houston, Sr., 89, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017.  He was born on December 17, 1927 in Newnan, GA to Lucille and James Hugh Houston.  Mr. Houston proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera, and his son, James Houston, Jr., and survived by his daughter, Debra (Karl) Johnson of Brooks; his brother, Marion “Buddy” (Beverly) Houston of Newnan; his sister, Janet “Rabbit” Vannoy of Palmetto, four grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.  There will be a private interment.

Leonore Emma Basham

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Leonore “Lee” Emma Webb Basham was born on March 15, 1924, in New Jersey and passed peacefully on February 19, 2017 in Fayetteville, GA. She lived an amazingly active 92 years. Lee was the daughter of the late Thornton and Florence Webb. Lee was married to LTC Ret US Army Eldon “Pete” Orell Basham of Anna, Kentucky, for more than 56 years. Pete’s service in the Army for nearly 30 years carried them, and their two children, to various assignments around the world. After Pete retired in 1971,  they resided in Fayetteville and Lee built her dream home. Lee began her career as a Real Estate Agent once they settled in Georgia and retired from TriCities Reality/Remax. Later in life, she met Hollis Harris at First Presbyterian in Peachtree City, GA, and they shared many wonderful memories. She loved to travel the world, was an avid golfer, and was an active bridge player. Lee took pride in her dream home and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. She loved to garden for hours, making a beautiful landscape around her home. Every year, the spring flowers will continue to bring smiles to the faces of her loved ones, as they always did to hers.
Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Basham; Hollis Harris; brother, Thornton “Bud” Webb; and her sister-in-law, Doris Webb.  Lee is survived by her two children, daughter, Patricia “Pat” Harrison of Snellville, GA, and son, Robert “Bob” Basham of Woodbury, GA; daughter-in-law, Diane Basham of Fayetteville, GA; three grandchildren, Patrick “Shannon” Harrison (Rachel) of Snellville, GA, Joy Basham of Buford, GA, and Michael “Mike” Basham (Kristen) of Flowery Branch, GA; and four great-grandchildren, Brendan Harrison, Morgan Harrison, Collin Basham and Katelyn Basham. Lee had several nieces and nephews that were close to her heart.


The family will receive friends at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, GA, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 23, 2017. A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Anna, Kentucky. All arrangements for the Kentucky service will be handled by Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home, 901 Fairview Avenue Bowling Green, KY 42101. Memorial donations may be made in Lee’s honor to First Presbyterian Church, 200 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City, GA 30269.

Hilda Whittington Allen

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Hilda Whittington Allen, 80, passed away peacefully at home in Senoia, GA on Friday night, February 17, 2017.

She was born November 16, 1936, the third of four children, born to the late Weaver and Mary Whittington.  She was a longtime resident of Miami, Key Largo, Tamarac, and Frostproof, FL, before recently relocating to be with family in Senoia, GA.

Hilda was preceded in death by her sister, Jeannette Haasel and brother, Luther Gary (Punk) Whittington.  She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband, Karl Allen; daughters, Vickie Allen, Mamie Groome, and Karla Allen; younger brother, Lester Whittington; four grandchildren, Thomas Groome, Craig Allen, Rachel Groome Gerstner, and Kevin Allen; and six great-grandchildren, Mary Groome, Katelyn Groome, Spencer Allen, Lucas Allen, Corinthian Groome, and William Gerstner.

A celebration

of Hilda’s life will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City.

February 20, 2017

John Singletary, 71

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John Matthew Trudewind, Jr.

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John Matthew Trudewind, Jr., 63, of Fayetteville passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017.  He was born on May 27, 1953 in Washington, D.C. to Estelle and John Matthew Trudewind, Sr.   He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his father, and is survived by his children, John Matthew (Tiffany) Trudewind, III of Huntersville, NC and Julie (Ian) Carr of Greenup, KY; eight grandchildren; his mother, Estelle Trudewind of Fayetteville; his siblings, Sandy K. (Bill) Park of Fairfield Glade, TN, Nancy (Clay) Austin of Locust Grove, Steve (Elaine) Trudewind of Douglasville and Theresa Buckley of Acworth; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Flat Creek Baptist Church, Fayetteville, with Rev. Josh Saefkow officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 PM prior to the service.  Burial will immediately follow the service at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City.

Leonore Basham

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