Mowell Funeral Home Obit Entry

February 11, 2016

Charles Leon Baughman

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Charles Leon Baughman, 78, of Brooks, passed away February 10, 2016. Charles was born in Savannah, Georgia on May 26, 1937, to Conway L. Baughman and Melba Phillips Baughman. He was a longtime resident of Hapeville, Georgia, before moving to Brooks in 1986.
Charles started Baughman Detailing, Inc. in June 1978 in a small garage in Hapeville. The business grew over the years until 2009 when he closed the business to retire.
He is survived by his sisters Connie Almand of Eustis, FL and Ann Ratterree of Senoia, GA, brother Harry Baughman of Brooks, GA, and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 3:00PM, at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Forest Park, GA. The family will receive friends, Friday, February 12, 2016, from 5:00-7:00pm, at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Woolsey Baptist Church, 115 Hampton Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215,

Rev. H. Ray Jenkins

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Rev. H. Ray Jenkins of Fayetteville, Ga, age 68, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Mobile, AL. He was born in Mobile, AL on March 1, 1947 to the late H. Ray Jenkins, Sr. and the late Minnie Wood. He was a US Navy Veteran. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Pam Turner Jenkins, in July of 1968. He pastored and served on the staff at churches in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana. He was a full time evangelist for the last twenty years. His passion was sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with people “where they are, as they are.” At the time of his death, he was in Mobile for a Mardi Gras outreach.
He is survived by his wife of 47 ½ years, daughters Susan (Allen) Rietz of McNairy County Tennessee, and Sara (Curtis) Kratz of Kinston, NC, grandchildren, Albert Rietz, Emma Kratz, and Elizabeth Kratz; sister, Patsy Lee of Sun City Center, Fl. and brother, Larry (Barbara) Jenkins of New Port Richey, Fl.
A memorial service was held on Monday, February 15th at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA. Donations may be given in memoriam to the Missions Fund at McDonough Road Baptist Church, 352 McDonough Rd, Fayetteville, Ga 30214.

February 10, 2016

Jacob Painter

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Jacob Marvin Painter, 88, of Fayetteville passed away on February 10, 2016. He was born on July 22, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island to Jacob and Mabel Painter. He proudly served in and was retired from the United States Navy. Mr. Painter was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Margaret Painter, and his daughter Valerie Magee. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Harkins; granddaughters Paula Sangster, Shannon Matheson and Colleen Puckett; his great-grandchildren, Breanna Bedgood, Miranda Sangster, Jacob Sangster, Thomas McCaskill, Jayna Matheson and Mark Puckett; and his great-great-grandchild, Baylen Frost. The family will receive friends from 2:00-5:00 PM on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel.

February 9, 2016

James David Wooddy

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James David Wooddy, 59, passed away February 8, 2016. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 12, 2016, at 2:00PM, at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Alan Parker officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the funeral home.

February 8, 2016

Charles Denver Dewberry

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Mr. Charles Denver Dewberry, 89, of Fayetteville, GA passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born in Temple, GA on June 18, 1926 to Benjamin Ralph Dewberry and Ovie Baxter Dewberry. Charles was a WWII Veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He entered the military in October, 1944 and was a member of Patton’s 3rd Army. He was injured in Germany in April, 1945 and received an Honorable Discharge in 1946. He accepted a job at Ft. Gillem as a Civilian in Commissary Management in 1947. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University in 1957. In the mid 1970’s he began a career in Real Estate and was Associate Broker with Tri-City Realty in Fayetteville, GA. In 1980, he opened Pacesetter Realty and Builders, where he worked until his retirement in 2008. He was a past President of the Fayette County Board of Realtors and was involved in many civic organizations throughout his career. He was married to Laurell Bennett on April 19th, 1950. She preceded him in death on October 27th, 2012. Charles is survived by his daughter, Pamela Nivens and son-in-law Denney Nivens of Fayetteville, GA.; his grandson Brandon Byrd (Brian) of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter Bethany Taggart (Bobby) and great grandsons Tripp and Ryan Taggart of Fort Mill, SC. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Carl J Mowell and Son, Peachtree City, GA with Pastor Miriam Beecher officiating. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City, GA. The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Nell Disharoon

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Nell West Disharoon, 87, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 8, 2016, after a short battle with Dementia/Alzhiemers. A devoted wife and mother, she was born July 15, 1928, in Gainesville, Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. “Bob” Disharoon and her brother James I. West, Jr. She is survived by her children Sheryl Gadd Brown (David), David Gadd (Kit), Mike Disharoon (Cindy), Cindy Disharoon Rampley (Lanny), Kathy Disharoon Hopkins (Mark), Jeff Disharoon (Brandie), and Joy Disharoon Boone, eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, sister Patsy West Jolley, and brother John West, all who live in the Atlanta area.
Nell and Bob were instrumental in the beginning of Kenwood Christian Church in 1983, KNA Christ Church @ Whitewater, where she regularly attended until 2014. Over the years, she loved working the kitchen on Wednesday nights, sending cards to the sick, taking meals to anyone in need, singing in the choir, and being a driving force behind the Women of the Church. Nell never shyed away from anything that needed to be done or giving her opinion. She was a force!
A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 11:00AM, at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Paul Leslie and Stephen Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 10:00-11:00AM prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Christ Church @ Whitewater, 1487 Hwy 85 S, Fayetteville, GA 30215.

February 6, 2016


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Geraldine Ingram Blackmon was born June 9, 1920 to Lyman Ingram and Versa Mallory Ingram of Griffin, Ga.  Geraldine (Jerrie) was the proprietor of Jerrie and Don’s children’s clothing store in Griffin, GA and MaMi’s Dolls and Things in Zebulon, GA. She was married to the late Bennie Frank Blackmon for 59 years. Jerrie passed away Saturday evening, 7:00 pm, at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City, GA.


She is survived by her daughter Sherryl Blackmon Perkins and son-in-law David Perkins of Zebulon, GA. MaMi, as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, is also survived by grandchildren Chris and Barbara Perkins of Fayetteville, GA; Brett and Valerie Perkins of Miner, GA; Jerrie and Craig Grebeck of Laguna Hills, CA. and April and Tim Prosser of Mansfield, GA. Her great grandchildren are Katy, Kimberly, Caroline and Caylynn Perkins of Fayetteville, Keri Perkins of Milner, GA. and Austin, Jonathon, and Derek Grebeck of Laguna Hills, CA.


A graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:30 PM at Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin.   Rev. Chris Perkins will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home on Tuesday before going in procession to the cemetery.


Out of gratitude to the compassionate ministry of Living Faith Fellowship and Southwest Christian Care the family requests that in lieu of flowers gifts be made to either the Church or Southwest Christian Care.


Living Faith Fellowship


Southwest Christian Care


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Katherine Polk Creel

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Katherine Polk Creel, 93, of Fayetteville departed this life February 6, 2016, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM, McDonough Road Baptist Church, Fayetteville, GA, with Dr. David Chancey and Dr. J.W. Wallis officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. A private family interment will follow the service.
Lady Katherine Polk was born on October 19, 1922 in Vidalia, GA to Ima Dennis Polk and Grover Cleveland Polk. She grew up in Vidalia, Monticello and Atlanta, GA. Katherine was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Polk Marco (James) and four of her brothers, Earl Franklin Polk (Ethel), James Cleveland Polk (Billie), Joseph Seals Polk (Jackie), and Grover Carl Polk (Charlotte). Her youngest brother George Woodruff Polk (Ouida) survives her. In addition to her roles as a loving wife and mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, she managed the family business for many years and later in life became a successful lumber broker. She was widely admired for her lively intelligence, quick wit, creativity, culinary skills and generosity. Family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances and sometimes even strangers were always welcome at her dining table.
Katherine married Theron Alton Creel, Sr. on March 28, 1942. Her devoted husband Theron died on March 3, 2003 just days shy of their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Theron Alton Creel, Jr. (Jan) and Steven Douglas Creel (Susan); and one daughter and her husband, Susan Creel Lawhorne (Tommy). Additional survivors include six grandchildren and their spouses: Cathy Creel, Cay Daniel, Randall Mealor (Lara), Gervaise Gerstner-Petersen (Gary), Thomas Lawhorne III (Claire), and Elle Creel; nine great-grandchildren and their spouses, Candy Feenan (Jason), Cooper Creel, Catherine Daniel, Christopher Daniel, Grace Gerstner, Olivia Gerstner, Everleigh Mealor, Thomas Lawhorne IV, and Julia Lawhorne; and one great-great-granddaughter, Emma Feenan. Survivors also include two step-grandchildren, Margaux Petersen and Meyer Petersen, numerous nieces and nephews, and devoted friend, Emory Holbrook.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial donation to McDonough Road Baptist Church, 352 McDonough Road, Fayetteville, GA 30214.

Dolores Theresa Coholich

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Dolores Theresa Coholich, of Newnan, GA. passed away on February 5th, 2016, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Dolores was born in Sharpsburg, PA, on March 23, 1929 to Fred and Anna Linder and was one of three children. She married her husband, Bernard W. Coholich on July 5, 1952 and had seven children. Dolores is survived by her loving husband of 63 years and her children, Bernard G. Coholich (Diane), Brian Coholich (Jody Stacy), David Coholich (Karen), Denise Coholich Roth (Paul), Barbara Walker (Wayne), Lorrie Caporini (Steve), and Beverly Woody (Kevin). She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren (with three more expected soon.) She was a devoted wife, loving and dedicated mother, and a much-loved grandmother who showered her grandchildren and great-children with unending love. Dolores is also survived by her brother, Fred Linder (Phoenix, AZ). She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Gertrude Lang, and granddaughter Michelle McElroy. She was a member of Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Newnan, GA. Dolores was immensely comforted by the unwavering assurance that God was ultimately in complete control of everything and that her Savior, along with her husband, held her hand as she journeyed through the valley of the shadow of death. A Celebration of life will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Newnan, GA with Father Terry Crone officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Southern Grace Hospice,, or Alzheimer’s Association,, in her name.

Billy Jones Cash

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Billy Jones Cash passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at his home in Canton, Georgia on February 5, 2015 at the age of 74 following a long battle with cancer.
Billy was born June 29, 1941 in Irwinville, Georgia to the late Ernest T. Cash, Sr. and Naomi Leah (Jones) Cash. Billy served honorably in the U.S. Navy. They moved back to his home community in Sycamore to raise their family and farm. Billy loved farming and living in the community where his family had resided for many generations. In later years, he moved to Stockbridge, then retired in Canton near his daughter and her family. In those years he enjoyed cooking, having company to cook for and spending time with family and dear friends, both old and new. He never lost his love for his hometown and enjoyed visiting there until he recently became very ill.
Billy is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerome Cash and Ernest T. Cash, Jr. and sister Betty Cash Floyd. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Virginia (Cates) Cash on Canton; son Tim (Teryl) Cash of Kansas City; daughter Leah (Steve) Nolan; granddaughters SaraBeth and Mary Nolan, all of Canton; daughter Lynn Cash of Atlanta; sister Joyce Cash Kimbrell of Jasper, and brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel. Steve Nolan, son-in-law, will officiate, with Patty Kimbrell, niece, and Chuck Watkins, beloved friend, participating. Burial will immediately follow funeral service at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends on February 7, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Pallbearers are nephews David Kimbrell, Tommy Mathis, Charles McKennon and Mike Kluttz, and dear friends Chuck Watkins, Randy Kendrick, Keith Story and Mike Walters. Honorary Pallbearers are life-long friends, W.C. Kendrick, Billy Lewis, Ray Lloyd, Clinton Powers, James Roy Story and B.C. Wilson. Per Billy’s request, the family is hosting a gathering and dinner for all attending at the Holiday Inn Express, 140 East Lanier Avenue, Fayetteville immediately following the burial.

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