Linda S. Sellmer of Peachtree City passed away on November 3, 2015 at the age of 74. She was born in Washington, D.C. to Monty and Mary Schumacher on October 31, 1941. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed golf. Linda was a retired teacher with the Fayette County Board of Education and enjoyed tutoring after retirement. Her family was very important to her. She was loved deeply and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Sue Ellen Schumacher. Linda is survived by her husband, John Sellmer; her daughter, Kim Johnson (Greg) of Peachtree City; her son, Curt Sellmer of Austin, TX; her granddaughter, Alaina Johnson of Peachtree City; and her brother, Paul M. Schumacher of Atlanta.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City Chapel, with Chaplain Jim Weathers officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southern Grace Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice in her memory.
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Robert Thomas Hunley, 69, of Hiawassee, Georgia, passed away October 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Thornton Hunley and Sylvia Gantt Hunley, and his brother Hugh Hunley. He is survived by his daughter Jessica Hunley, two grandchildren, sister Cheryl Oliver, uncle Thomas (Ethel) Gantt, Jr. and three nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 10:00 AM at Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.
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Kathleen Charlotte Chafin of Fayetteville passed away on November 1, 2015 at the age of 84. She was born to Thomas and Berta Plunkett on November 6, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James Ellis Chafin. Mrs. Chafin is survived by her son, Thomas Chafin (Kevin Ann); her daughter, Jackie Cardin (Mike); her grandchildren, Andrew Chafin (Kristen), Philip Chafin (Courtney), Nichole Cardin and Nicholas Cardin (Mandy); her great-grandchildren, A.J., Ashlyn, Lydia, Owen, Luke and Colten; and her sisters, Dueree Turner (James) and Rochelle Wilson (George).
Her funeral service will be Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel, with Rev. Dwight Stallings and Pastor Doug Johnson officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service at College Park Cemetery, College Park, GA. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, November 3, 2015 from 5:00-700 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heatherwood Baptist Church, Riverdale, GA.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com
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Sadie Rosa Duncan, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away November 1, 2015. Sadie was born and raised in Seminole County, Georgia and then moved to Atlanta in 1951. She retired from both Rexall Drug Company and Delta Airlines as a keypunch operator. Sadie enjoyed taking care of her lawn, went to the gym three times a week, and was very active at Fayetteville First Baptist Church.
Sadie is survived by her daughter Rita Forrest of Pelham, AL, son Alan Bradley of Fayetteville, GA, grandson Phillip Burnham of Pelham, AL, great-grandson Aaron Burnham of Alabaster, AL, sisters Lillie F. Smith of Fayetteville, GA, and Pat Williams of Apopka, FL, brother Jim Faircloth of Brunswick, GA, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will take place Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 2:00PM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Glenn Stringham officiating. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in Sadie’s memory.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com
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Mrs. Sandra S. Cato, age 82 passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015. Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville with Dr. David Chancey officiating. Interment will follow at Camp Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday, 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Rd, Union City, GA 30291.
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Dolores Ann Courtney
September 26, 1941 – October 29, 2015
Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Dolores (Dody) Courtney lost her long time battle with numerous health issues on Thursday, October 29, 2015. She is and always will be the love of Tom’s life, her 100% devoted husband. Dody was preceded in death by her son Michael Lawrence Zugay. She is survived by her husband Thomas, daughter and son-in-law Mindy and Joe Berger, grandson Michael Berger, who is the light of her life, two step-children Becky Smith and John Courtney, sister and brother-in-law Debbie and Mike Burke, and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be held by the family at a later date.
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Pearl Frances Langley of Sandersville, GA, passed away October 31, 2015 at the age of 96. She was born July 28, 1919 to Dick and Margaret Berryhill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Langley; her parents; her sisters, Elsie Korbhan, Ruby Berryhill and Edna Rosser; and her brother, Frank Berryhill. She is survived by her daughter, Edna Richmond of Chattanooga, TN; her stepson, Junior Langley of California; her sister, Hazel Abbott of Union City; her long-time friend of 40 years, Harvey Cryder of Sandersville; and her nieces, Janice Morris of Fayetteville, Sandy Cornell of Griffin and Jean Swanson of Chicago, IL. A graveside service will be held Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Forest Park, GA, with Dr. Talmadge French officiating.
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James Michael Clarke, Sr. of Senoia passed away on October 31, 2015 at the age of 46. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He worked at Delta Air Lines as a Paint Technician, as a police officer with Union City Police and with Kia in the paint/body department.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Larry J. Clarke and his mother, Joan G. Clarke. He is survived by his wife, April P. Clarke; his children, Meghan C. Norris (Justin Norris), James Michael Clarke, Jr. (Kourtney Johnson); his grandson, Colten J. Clarke; his siblings, Cynthia D. Pollard (Radford A. Pollard), Donna C. Pollard (Michael H. Pollard), and Michael A. Scoggins (Angela Scoggins); his in-laws, Jimmy Parham, Cherie P. Foster (Mike Foster), Nique Kight (Jay Kight); Monica Hill (Ralph Hill) and Ray Parham; his nieces and nephews, Shane Pollard (Millie Shepard), Tyler Pollard, Karmyn Pollard and Carter Pollard, Travis and Tyler Toole, and Kameron Parham, Austin and Alexis Moore, Jacie Kight and Zach Scoggins and Chayse Grizzell.
The funeral service will be Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel, with Rev. George Holcombe officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday evening, November 2, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at United Bank, 61 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA, to The Clarke Medical Fund.
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Ross Thomas Bright of Senoia passed away on October 30, 2015 at the age of 69. He was born to Rossie and Mae Bright on June 4, 1946 in Groton, Connecticut. He was employed by Delta Air Lines as a Lead Mechanic. Ross was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Ross is survived by his wife, Carol S. Bright; his children, Bryan (Heather) Bright of McDonough, Lisa (Johnny) Pugh of Unionville, Tennessee, Jennifer Moon (finance, Creighton White) of Newnan and Jeff (Andrea) Bright of Newnan; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; his sisters, Linda Avery and Kathy (John) Steadman, both of Connecticut; his brother Daniel Bright of Germany; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Monday, November 2, 2015, at 2:00 PM, at Dogwood Church, Tyrone, with Pastor Keith Moore officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City, Georgia. The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00-2:00 PM at the church one hour prior to the service.
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Mr. Thomas Cleon Smith, 64, of Brooks, passed away on October 28, 2015. Mr. Smith is preceded in death by his parents William Smith and Katheryne Stephenson Smith and brother Henry Allen Smith. He is survived by three brothers Jim Smith of Washington DC, John Smith of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Marion Smith of Brooks, GA; sister Dr. Harriet Smith of Pelham, NY; Aunt Caroline Barcheldor of Phoenix City, AL; many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:00PM at Brooks United Methodist Church, Brooks, GA, with Rev. David Adamson officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Brooks UMC Food Pantry, www.brooksumc.com, 770-719-7593.
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