Doris C. Van Hoozer, 84 years, of Stockbridge, passed peacefully on December 18, 2014. Mrs. Van Hoozer was a member of St. Augustine Episcopal Church of Canterbury in Morrow, a co-founder of the Clayton County Alzheimer’s Association, the first woman president of the Clayton County Board of Realtors in 1974, member of the Clayton County Zoning Advisory Board from 1994 – 2000, and served as Secretary and Vice President of the Clayton County Democratic Party in the late 80’s and early 90’s. She was preceded in death by Lt. Col. (Ret) Fred Q. Van Hoozer. She is survived by daughters Laura (Timothy) Henderson and Maggie Mee of Stockbridge, son Tom (Tanya) VanHoozer of Fayetteville; grandchildren Hans Allen, Shane Henderson, Quentin VanHoozer and Daniel VanHoozer, and 2 great grandchildren, Gabriel and Caleb Henderson. Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00 AM on January 3, 2015 at Mowell Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Visitation will be on January 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Clayton County Alzheimer’s Association in her honor.
December 30, 2014
December 29, 2014
Michael Lee Golden, 53, of Fayetteville passed away December 28, 2014. He was a retired Air Traffic Controller with Federal Aviation Administration. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Lee Golden. He is survived by his wife, Kelly Golden; sons, Zack Thomas, Matthew Thomas (Elise Patterson, Fiancee´), and Josh Thomas, all of Atlanta; grandchild, Mason Thomas; mother, Donna Golden, of Morrow; sister, Rhonda Hawkins (Jim), of Peachtree City; step-mother, Marva Golden, of Monticello; half-sister, Tonya Sanders, of Townville, SC; and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Post Office Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142, or online at https://www.stjude.org/donatenow.
Bobby Russell Ray, SR. of Peachtree City, GA. passed away December 27, 2014.
Survivors include; sons Russell (Carol) Ray, and Craig (Tish) Ray; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister Ruby Haley; and also nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Fayetteville Chapel, with Pastor Paul Carder officiating. The internment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro, GA. The family will receive friends Monday 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
December 27, 2014
Maurice Eddy Tait, of Fayetteville, GA passed away on December 25, 2014 at 77 years old with his loving wife, Lynne Tait, by his side. He passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on Christmas morning of 2014. He leaves a gaping hole and is sorely missed.
Mr. Tait was witty, captivating and an incredible light to all who knew him. He was born on September 21, 1937 in the picturesque coastal town of Knysna, South Africa, the son of the late Gert Hermanus Tait and Magrieta Hilda Tait, and one of nine children. When speaking of his childhood, he would frequently tell tales of jumping off enormous cliffs in death-defying feats and the one-time houseguest who taught him how to fight with a knife.
Mr. Tait served in the South African Air Force from January 1956 through December 1956. He would say of his military time that he frequently was forced to peel potatoes for bad behavior and until the day he died, he could still peel a potato so that the peel was a single piece. He graduated with a BA in Sociology and Psychology from the University of South Africa in 1966, and received a Master of Business Leadership from the University of South Africa in 1972.
Mr. Tait had a long and interesting career beginning with his work as a gold miner from January 1957 until January 1960. He then worked as a clerk/personnel officer from October 1961 through July 1970, and became a manager of Samancor in June of 1974, where he continued to work through November of 1983.
On September 10, 1983, Maurice married a sweet southern belle, Lynne (née Owings of Rockwood, Tennessee). They had a daughter, Sloane. When asked if having a girl was a disappointment, he stated that he simply would not have known what to do with a son.
Mr. Tait worked for EMSA/Union Carbide from November 1983 through his retirement in March of 1994, and then altered the course of his life by moving to Peachtree City, Georgia. Ironically, he was treated to indignities like the American consulate telling him he needed to learn English, to which he retorted that he spoke the Queen’s English, thank you very much. He became a United States citizen on September 11, 2000. He never did choose to speak the southern twang of his transplanted home, but did enjoy a happy full life as an avid golfer and would often tell that he had played with Ernie Els, but mostly with his grandfather. Maurice and Lynne lived a vivid and full life together and enjoyed many activities, including going to ballet recitals and fancy restaurants. Maurice and Lynne were active members of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church for 21 years, and where he also served as a member of Stephens Ministry for many years. Lynne is employed by the Fayette County Board of Education and currently teaches at Kedron Elementary. Sloane is attorney at Clark, Oxendine & Sauls LP, in Suwanee, Georgia. When asked, he would brag endlessly on both of his daughters.
He leaves behind many who will miss him, although some left this earth before him. He is survived by wife, Lynne Tait, and daughters, Sloane Tait (Bob Blount), Adèle Tait of South Africa, editor of Bike magazine (Craig Brown). Maurice was preceded in death by his beloved daughter René Tait also of South Africa (Maurizio Zorio).
Brothers, Sisters, and In-Laws include: Cecil Tait*, Norman Tait (Lietsie Tait), Stanley Tait* (Anita Tait* and Laetitia Tait), Ann Bober (Michael Bober*), Maxie Prodehl (Antony Prodehl*), Willie Tait (Stella Tait), Hennie Tait* (Miriam Tait), Gerrit Tait*, Leonore, Mitzi and Billy Bolitha and Agaleen Van Zyl, Sammye Myers (Bill Myers*), Edward Owings (Jo Owings* and Berylene Owings*), Tommy Owings* (Reba Owings* and Nora Lee Owings), Bettye Martin* (Richard Martin*), Jack Owings* (Maryann Owings), Judy Wassom* (Stanley Wassom*), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and gran nephews. (* Indicates passed away)
His remaining family will be receiving friends on December 28, 2014 starting at 1:00 P.M. at Peachtree City United Methodist Church. The memorial service will begin at 2:00 P.M. and will be immediately followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Maurice’s name for the Peachtree City United Methodist AA Group We Can Help at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church
William Howard Johnston III “Butch”, 61, of Palmetto, passed away December 26, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his father William Howard Johnston, Jr.
He is survived by his sons; Billy Johnston and Scott Johnston; mother, Sara Johnston; brothers, Ray Johnston, Allen Johnston and Scott Johnston; sister, Rebecca Johnston.
Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com
December 24, 2014
Irene Margarette Hurst, 85, of Newnan, GA, passed away of December 24, 2014. Irene was preceded in death by her parents, James and Alice Page. She is survived by her husband, Al Hurst; daughters, Teresa (Craig) Haddock of Newnan, and Suzanne (Robert) Hofmeister, Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Jennifer, Robert and William; great-grandchild, Isabelle Funeral services will be held Monday, December 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City, with Reverend Roy Herman officiating.
Carl J Mowell & Son, Peachtree City – www.mowellfuneralhome.com
December 23, 2014
Helen Inez Rupert, age 86, died at Piedmont Hosp. in Fayetteville, Ga. On Tuesday, December 23, 2014 of Congestive heart failure. Helen was a Devoted Wife, Loving mother, grandma, GiGi and loyal faithful friend. She will be greatly missed. She was born January 30, 1928 in Lodi, California to Alvin and Rosabel Holt. She spent her working years managing large apartment buildings in San Francisco, Calif. And after retirement she continued to stay active in the community by providing in home care to the elderly.
Helen lived most of her life in the San Joaquin Valley and was a proud 3rd generation Daughter of the Golden West. She moved to Georgia a year ago to be near her Granddaughter and family whom she loved dearly. She loved the new chapter in her life in Georgia and all the new friends she made at her home at Hearthside Peachtree City. She was thankful for her Widow’s group at Dogwood Church where she loved calling her new church home. She really loved all the places she got to visit exploring Georgia and visiting her Great Granddaughter in Florida. Helen was a very faithful San Francisco 49er football fan. She and her Husband enjoyed many years as Season ticket holders at Candlestick Park. She was a Lifetime Member of the Delta Blood Bank and proudly gave blood regularly. She embraced Life and always looked forward to the Happenings of the day and Change of Seasons. She had a great love of going to the Theater and would always jump at the chance to attend a play or production large or small. She enjoyed tending to her flower garden, reading and loved her many sweet poodles she has had over the years.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband of many years Wilbur Rupert and daughter Marla Harris. She is survived by her Granddaughter, Kim Antram of Peachtree City, Ga.; Nieces Judith Reedy of Tehachapi, Calif., Connie Tademy of Menifee Calif.; Nephew, Robert Holt of Washington; Great-Grandchildren, Kelsi Antram of Orlando Florida and Darian Antram of Peachtree City, Ga. A Celebration of Life will be held at Dogwood Church in Tyrone, Georgia on Monday, December 29, 2014. Pastor Keith Moore of Dogwood Church will be officiating. Services will be held in Lodi, California at a Future time.
Joy Brown, 67, of Fayetteville passed away December 22, 2014. Mrs. Brown is a member of New Hope Baptist Church North. She is retired from Wesley Lakes Elementary School in McDonough, GA where she was a school teacher. Joy was raised in Augusta, Arkansas. She is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelor and Master in Education.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband of 45 years, James Brown; daughters, Tracy Joy Brown Hulan and Christina Lane Brown Barbulescu; grandchildren, Claudia Lane Barbulescu, Bill E. “Trey” Hulan III, and Patrick David Barbulescu; father, Bobbie Gene Burrow; brothers, Michael Gene Burrow and Robert Conley Burrow.
The Memorial services will be Monday, December 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home with Hugh Kirby officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Touching Hearts at www.touchingheartsministries.org or Pregnancy Care Center at 158 South Main St. Jonesboro, Ga 30236.
C.J. Mowell & Son Fayetteville Chapel www.mowellfuneralhome.com
December 22, 2014
Eugene Wilson, 77, of Fayetteville, Georgia passed away Monday, December 22, 2014.
Mr. Wilson is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Beverly Anne Wilson and his parents Wilma and Fred Wilson.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Alan) Webb of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Travis Webb and Ashley Henderson and 4 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014, 2:00 P.M. at Lisbon Baptist Church. He will lie in state at 1:15 at the church prior to the service. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 26, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lisbon Baptist Church Building Fund
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville-www.mowellfuneralhome.com
Harold Calvin Clark of Newnan, GA, passed away on December 21, 2014. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a Past Master of Riverdale Lodge 709 and a member of South Fulton Shrine Club. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Joyce Clark, and his parents, James Calvin and Mollie Clark. He is survived by daughters, Kim (Steve) Clark-Langley and Tammie (Ray) Adams; son Randy (Susan) Clark; grandchildren, Carla (Joey) Gaddy, Dusty (Casie) Clements, Krista Hill, Jed (Katie) Atwood, Courtney and Taylor Clark; eight great-grandchildren; and his very special friend, Susan Jones. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, 200 Robinson Road, Peachtree City, GA, with Joey Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City, GA. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.
Carl J. Mowell & Son, Peachtree City, Georgia, www.mowellfuneralhome.com.