Mowell Funeral Home Obit Entry

January 15, 2015

Helen Ann Babula

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Helen Babula, family matriarch, was born in Stamford, CT on December 15, 1916 to Anatazy and Adela Grocka Zajkowski and passed away on January 14, 2015. At the age of two her family returned to Poland where Helen was educated through her teens. In 1936 her parents sent Helen and her eldest brother, Ziggy, back to America fearful of the borders closing due to future war. The two teenagers, eighteen and twenty years old, settled in NJ for a few years with an uncle and his family of four children. As time passed, Helen moved to Stamford, CT where she met her beloved husband, Stanley Babula.
They were married in 1939 at Holy Name Church in Stamford and enjoyed sixty-one years of marriage before his death in 2000. They were active parishioners in the church and the Pol-Am Club. After raising two daughters, Helen worked at Gimbels as a sales associate for eighteen years until retirement in 1977. In 1985 they moved to Peachtree City, GA to be closer to family and enjoy a warmer climate. There they made new friends and were active in the Pioneer Club and Holy Trinity Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Ziggy and Al Zajkowski, and her husband. Survivors include a brother, Bernie Zajkowski of Newark, NJ, daughters, Jan Bennett of Muscle Shoals, AL, Ceil Breitwieser of Dallas, TX, grandchildren, Allison Kassels of Muscle Shoals, AL, Charles Bennett of Atlanta, GA, Adrienne Foley of Petal, MS, Andrea Cain, Thomasville, NC., Steven Breitwieser of Monticello, IL., and Cheryl Fatta of Little Elm, TX., great-grandchildren Alexandra, Mathew and Michael Kassels, Stanley Bennett, William and Anna Foley, Joseph and Amelia Cain, Greysen, Charlotte and Hudson Breitwieser, Michael and Jason Fatta and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 20 at 10am at Holy Trinity Church, Peachtree City. Interment will take place at St John’s Cemetery in Stamford, CT to unite Helen with her beloved husband, Stanley.
Thanks to all the caregivers from Home Instead who have helped Helen continue to live her life to the fullest. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, P.O. Box 96486, Washington, DC 20077-7424 or to a charity of your choice.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City –

January 13, 2015

Maude Irene Schoene

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Maude Irene Schoene, born November 9, 1924 in Mulberry Grove, Illinois, passed away in her home at the age of 90 on January 12, 2015. A resident of Fayetteville since 1981, Irene worked until she was 80 in the field of residential real estate with ReMax Around Atlanta, and was one of the top Realtors in Fayette County. Her active, caring, non-stop personality helped her excel in real estate, earning such prestigious awards such as 100 Percent Club, the Lifetime Million Dollar Club and joining the Re/Max Hall of Fame. In 1992, she earned the coveted Phoenix Award from the Fayette County Board of Realtors.
Irene and her husband Karl were founding members of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. They both were instrumental in the construction of the church and life centers thru their fundraising efforts, and helped the congregation grow & prosper.
Family was very important to Irene, and she enjoyed spending time with her two sisters and their husbands traveling the world, or playing pinochle, Lucille Pryor Ireland and husband Kelly, and Joyce Gaffner and husband Les. She was very proud of her three children Gary Lynn Schoene, and wife Sharron, Linda Joyce Schoene, Dr. Janice Marie Bloink and her husband Jim. In addition she loved her grandchildren Carrie Adel Bloink Fosaaen, Andrew Bloink, Lisa Culpert, Kevin William Koepsel and Katherine Ann Koepsel. She’ll be missed by her great grandchildren Fuller Knox Phillipy, Chelsie Kuchar, Nina Kuchar, Michael Ramirez, Hillary Wilson, and Treyton Williamson.
She looks forward to once again being reunited in Heaven with her husband of 57 years, Karl Hugo Schoene, her parents Fred and Edith Pryor, brother-in-law Les Gaffner, her niece Pamela Portell, and precious great great granddaughter Aaliyah Houpt.
A Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Justin Kollmyer officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 257 Hwy 314, Fayetteville, GA 30214.

January 12, 2015

J. Edith Scraggs

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Joan Scraggs, 71, of Hampton, Georgia passed away Monday, January 12, 2015. She went peacefully at home with family by her side after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. Joan loved the Lord and reading from his word. She was retired from Clayton County Government where she proudly served the commissioner’s office for many years. Joan truly loved animals, especially dogs. She enjoyed spending her free time at the Clayton County Humane Society.
Mrs. Scraggs is preceded in death by her father, Silas L. Phillips along with many wonderful aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, R.G “Jerry” Scraggs; son and daughter in law, Greg and Alicia Scraggs; loving mother, Evelyn Butler Phillips; sister, Irene Ferrell; brother and sister in law, Joe and Dottie Scraggs; sister in law, Nancy Browne; brother and sister in law, Paul and Kay McDaniel. She had several nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, GA. Internment immediately following the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 16, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to GIST Cancer Research Fund at or 845-634-6060; Clayton County Humane Society at or 770-471-9436.
Our beloved Joan was a survivor who loved life and fought hard to live. She was an inspiration to those who knew her and will be deeply missed by all who loved her.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home,

Victor Stephen Cole

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Victor Stephen Cole of Fayetteville, GA, went on to Glory on January 11, 2015. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home in Peachtree City. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 11:00AM at Providence United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Young Life North Alabama, 201 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35801.
Steve is preceded in death by his father Robert Wiley Cole, his mother Frances Coppedge Cole, and his brother Robert George Cole. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Dian Heard Cole, son Jeff and wife Mary, daughter Shelley Cole Andraos, son Chad and wife Nikki, and daughter Lauren Cole Calderman and husband Robert. Steve adored his 8 grandchildren, Joe (22), Grace (16), Caroline (12), Stephen (10), Crews (8), Campbell (6), Fisher (4), and Tucker (2 months).
Born and raised in Atlanta, Steve was the consummate southern gentleman whose faith in Jesus Christ permeated everything he touched whether it was his passion for his family, his career in hospital administration, his calling in education, or his hobbies or running and beekeeping. Steve graduated from Brown High, Rinehart College, and the University of Georgia. He served on the USS Enterprise in Vietnam from 1965-1967. Steve was in hospital administration throughout South Carolina and Georgia for 25 years. However, his true calling of teaching began in 1993 at Lovejoy High School. Steve used his faith for the Lord to impact thousands of students and teachers who crossed his path each day. In 1999, Steve was honored as Lovejoy Teacher of the Year.
Upon retirement, Steve found it necessary to focus his energies on fighting melanoma. A long time runner and former president of the Peachtree City Running Club, Steve could often be seen running the trails of Port Royal Plantation in Hilton Head or the hills of his Fayetteville neighborhood. He completed his 25th Peachtree Road Race this past summer, as well as reached the PTC 1000 Mile Club the past 3 years.
Steve will be missed by so many, especially his family. His love for Jesus Christ will be his legacy, and will be passed down for generations to come.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City –

William Joseph “Will” Baker

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William Joseph “Will” Baker, age 26, of Fayetteville passed away on January 9, 2015 at Atlanta Medical Center. He is survived by his parents, John William and Micha Kwon Baker; sister, Barbara (James) Palmer of Barnesville; grandfather, Hank Baker of Ft. Myers, FL; aunts, Barbara Baker of Ft. Myers, FL and Jane (Jimmy) Gagnon, Taylor, Michigan. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

January 11, 2015

Victor Cole

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January 10, 2015

Theresa “Sib” Watkins

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Mrs. James L. Watkins, Sr. (Sib) passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at her home in Fayetteville at the age of 87. Mrs. Watkins is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Allen Sibley (Cecile Irene Stribling), as well as her son James “Jimmy” Lewis Watkins, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Mr. James L. Watkins, Sr., of Fayetteville; son and daughter-in-law Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. “Chuck” Watkins (Antha) of Fayetteville; daughter and son-in-law Mr. & Mrs. Larry Shipp Sellers (Gail) of Fayetteville; brother and sister-in-law Mr. & Mrs. James Allen Sibley, Jr. (Montez) of Mableton and Woodbury; granddaughter Kimberly Gail Watkins of Los Angeles, CA; grandson James “Jason” Lewis Watkins III of Los Angeles, CA; granddaughter Abbie Marie Watkins of Fayetteville; granddaughter Ashley Cecile Watkins of Fayetteville; granddaughter Sara Beth Watkins of Fayetteville; granddaughter and grandson-in-law Mr. & Mrs. Tyler Watts (Katelin Elizabeth) of Senoia; granddaughter and grandson-in-law Mr. & Mrs. Chad House (Joanna Leigh) of Fairburn; grandson Andrew Jameson Shipp Sellers of Atlanta; and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Claire Watts of Senoia.
The family will receive friends at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home in Fayetteville on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Funeral Services will be held at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Monday, January 12, 2015, at 2:00PM, followed by a burial ceremony at Jones Chapel Church Cemetery in Woodbury, GA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the United Methodist Children’s Home (500 South Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA, 30030).
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville –

January 9, 2015

Samuel Anthony Captino

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Samuel A. Captino (Sam), 86, of Jonesboro, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Captino (Cupertino) and Rosalia Favazza Captino, and his brothers, Walter Capatino, and Joseph Captino. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Knowles Captino; children, Dawn Captino Runyan, Sam (Janine) Captino and Dale (Marci) Swetmon; grandchildren, Rachel Runyan, Christian Captino, Kirsten Captino, and Scott (Erin) Swetmon; great-grandchild, Mia Swetmon; brothers and sisters, Leo Captino, Jennie Captino Phillips, Bernice Captino Lauterbach, and Tony Captino. The Celebration of Life will be on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Philip Benizi Church, Jonesboro, GA, with Father John Koziol as celebrant. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, GA, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.

Norbert Lincoln Campbell

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Retired Army Lt. Col. Norbert L. Campbell, 84, of Peachtree City, GA, formerly of Fayetteville, NC and Shamokin, PA, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 in Peachtree City, GA.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City, GA. Burial with full military honors will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
Our beloved father, grandfather, and brother was the 8th of 9 children born in Shamokin, PA on April 23, 1930 to the late Charles Campbell and Frances Perkowskie.
A Korean and Vietnam War veteran, Norb (Hump) retired from the Army after 23 years of service during which time he received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.
After retiring from the US Army, Norb worked for the Cumberland County Joint Planning Board but found his second true passion, affecting the lives of teenagers through teaching. Over the course of two decades, he taught JROTC at Lumberton High School in Lumberton, and Reid Ross High School and Westover High School in Fayetteville, NC before retiring again to enjoy his family, friends, and to travel.
He was preceded in death by his spouse, the love of his life, Audrey Yeager in 1993.
He is survived by his daughter, Andrea Rigney of Peachtree City, two grandchildren, Audrey and Matthew Rigney, and one great-grandchild, Nevaeh Sims. Norb is also survived by his brother Bill Campbell of Duluth, MN, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the members of Hospice Advantage. Their dedication and effort to provide loving and quality care over the past 1 ½ years were a heartwarming blessing to the family. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168 or The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City –

January 8, 2015

June Coxwell Kyzer

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June Coxwell Kyzer, 88, of Fayetteville passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucien and Dena Coxwell. She is survived by her husband, Robert Kyzer; daughters Judy (Steve) Gable of Fayetteville, and Susan (Rick) Strawn of Suwanee; grandchildren, Jeff (Amy) Gable of Sharpsburg, Sharon Gable of Fayetteville, Sarah (Kris) Daniels of Grayson, and Jared Strawn of Lawrenceville; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, GA, with Rev. Mark Westmoreland officiating. Mrs. Kyzer will lie in state from 2:00-3:00 PM. The family will receive friends on January 9, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Autism Speaks, Atlanta, GA, Donations may also be made to the June Kyzer Memorial Adoption Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank or at

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