Powder Springs Obituaries for Powder Springs, GA 30127 and Cobb County Residents
• Lisa Conner Waters, age 45, of Powder Springs passed away February 7, 2011. Services were held on Friday, February 11, 2011 in the Chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory, Marietta with Dr. Donald Richards, officiating. Interment will be at Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell. Mrs. Waters was a lifelong resident of Georgia and 1983 graduate of Osborne High School. She was a purchasing agent for the Cobb County Board of Education and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Tony Waters; parents, J.D. and Wanda Conner of Marietta; daughter, Jacqueline Waters of Powder Springs; sister, Denise Williams of Marietta; niece, Valerie and husband, Sean Gaddis; great niece, Abigail Gaddis and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta was in charge of arrangements. Online Guestbook available: www.westcobbfuneralhome.com.
• Mr. William Tarrell Cox, Jr. age 64 a longtime resident of Powder Springs and Dallas, died Feb. 12, 2011 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. William (Bill) Cox was born in Gadsden, AL. to William T. and Mavis Cox. He graduated from the University of ALabama and remained an avid lifelong fan and booster of the Crimson Tide. After graduation he entered the US Army where he served in Army Intelligence. He received his law degree from Altanta Law School and began his law practice in Powder Springs later moving it to Hiram, GA.
Bill was a patriotic American and believed in serving others. He was one of the original founders and active in the American Legion Post 294, Lion's Club, Powder Springs Merchant's Association, Paulding Chamber of Commerce, PTA and coached youth sports. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Powder Springs.
He is survived by wife Judy A Cox, son Jeff Cox, daughter and son-in-law Jamie and Aaron Russell, mother Mavis Cox, brother and sister-in-law Philip and Iris Cox, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews.
Services were held Monday, February 14th at First Baptist Church of Powder Springs. Rev. Mike Woods officiat-ing. Interment followed at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Donations may be made to Emory Winship Center - Brain Tumor Foundation or the First Baptist Church of Powder Springs.
• John Lee Hargis, age 60, of Powder Springs, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Memorial Services were held on Monday, February 7, 2011 at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory. A native of Placerville, CA, Mr. Hargis lived in Mableton, GA for 18 years before moving to Powder Springs 7 years ago. He owned and oper-ated Audio Master, where he was an Audio Engineer for many years. He was active in many organizations, including being a Distinguished Member of the Northlake Jay Cee’s, a member of the Georgia Mustang Club, the Georgia Board of Realtors, and attended Faith Methodist Church.
Survivors include: Son: Jay Layton Hargis, Athens, GA, Parents: J.L. and Ada Hargis, Mesa, AZ, Sister: Penny L. Willard, Ft. Smith, AR, Former loving wife of 25 years and Caregiver, Patricia L. Hargis, 4 nieces, a nephew, 2 great nieces and 2 great nephews. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta was in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook @ www.westcobbfuneralhome.com.
• Irene Rivera Hudzik devoted wife, mother and grandmother passed away on January 22, 2011 in Powder Springs Georgia where she lived with her daughter for the past 18 years. She is preceded in death by her beloved hus-band Thomas Frank Hudzik, a daughter Barbara Ann Hudzik and her parents Humphrey R. Hill and Frances E. Hill. She is survived by her four children, Michael James Hudzik (Rita Ann his wife) of Oakland, Florida, Kenneth Allen Hudzik (Cindy, his wife) of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Randy Thomas Hudzik (Phyllis, his wife) of Arlington, Texas, and Pattie Ann Green (Richard, her husband), of Powder Springs, Georgia. Also surviving her are brothers Benjamin R. Hill of Lancaster Texas, Oscar P. Hill of Texas, sisters Anita Avila, of California, Beatrice “Connie” Hernandez, of California and Stella Thompson of Maryland, she was preceded in death by her sisters Delia Cochran, Elizabeth (Lecha) Montoya and brother Humphrey R. Hill Jr.
She was a 15 year member of the Austell Cobb Senior Center and was responsible for flower arrangements and condolence cards. At the center she participated in and won several medals in the Senior Olympics and was always singing and trying to teach others to speak her native language of Spanish. She truly enjoyed her time there. Irene was a member of Southwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas which she supported up until her death. Before then she was a member for over 30 years of Crestview Baptist Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico and for ten years at Monterey Baptist Church also in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In her youth Irene was a member of Spanish Avenue Baptist Church, Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Irene was blessed with twelve grandchildren, Marti Jeannette (Hudzik) Shafer, Kevin Lee Hudzik, Anne Marie (Hudzik) McCandless, Misti Jeanelle (Hudzik) Schou, Kristin Noel (Hudzik) Regner, Kimberly Dawn (Hudzik) Gibson, Justin Thomas Hudzik, Cory Fox Green, Tiffany Brooke Hudzik, Kelton Hudzik, Madeline Hudzik, and Kendra Hudzik and nine great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass requested by her eldest son will be held on a later date at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, in Clermont Florida, where she spent many holidays, enjoying her time at the Walt Disney Parks with her son Michael and his wife Rita, making new friends. A Christian graveside interment service by Rev. Rick Kiskadon of Las Cruces, her nephew-in-law, will be held on May 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she will join her beloved husband Thomas and her first daughter Barbara for eternity as they were meant to be. West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory, Marietta was in charge of the arrangements.
• John Wesley Bess, age 73, of Powder Springs, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011. Services were held on Monday, February 14, 2011, in the Chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory. Interment followed at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton at 2:30pm. Born in Lumber City, GA, Mr. Bess moved to Powder Springs in 2008 from Orlando. He was a retired postal clerk and was also a Veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his spouse, Hazel Lee Bess; children, Johnnie Robinson, Margaret (David) Harris, Keith Hughes, Carolyn (Mark) Bess and Elisa (Daren) Van Arsdale; siblings, Bob (Eva Mae) Bess, Ted McRae, Huey (Linda) Bess, Alene (Willie James) Mondes, Ruby (Lee) Adams and Vernell (Mitch) Warren; grandchildren, Keiona, LaVonta, Keshia, David, Kenny, Rasjohn, Cierra, Laren, Logan, Leah, Monte, London, Amir, Demond, Kimia and Jovan; 13 great-grandchildren; a very special uncle who was dear to his life, Henry McRae; aunts, Adell Cooper and Geneva Smith and uncle, Jim Bess. Online Guestbook: www.westcobbfuneralhome.com. West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta was in charge of arrangements.
• Sherrian Carrow, age 58, of Powder Springs passed away January 18, 2011. Services were held Monday, January 24, 2011 in the Chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory, Marietta. Interment followed at Mt. Har-mony Memorial Gardens, Mableton.
Ms. Carrow is a native of Brooklyn, New York and moved to Cobb County in 2001. She is preceded in death by her father, Elton Carrow and is survived by her daughter, Chelsea Carrow of Austell; mother, Pauline Virginia Carrow of Powder Springs and sister, Virginia Green of Powder Springs; granddaughter, Alanie Phelps of Austell and a host of loving uncles, aunts and cousins.
Online Guestbook available: www.westcobbfuneralhome.com. West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta was in charge of arrangements.
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H. Denson Ayers, age 63, of Powder Springs, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2009. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday in the Chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta with Rev. Rodney Colston officiating. Interment will follow at Georgia Memorial Park in Marietta. Mr. Ayers was employed as an electrician and was also a Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Glenn Bond of Powder Springs; brother, James David Ayers of Cartersville and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Ted L. Pritchett, Sr., age 69, of Ellijay, formerly of Powder Springs died May 15, 2009. He was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church and retired as owner of Metro Flooring in Clarkdale. His ministry was to numerous nursing homes through his mu-sic. Survived by wife, Betty Pritchett, daughters and sons-in-law, Cyndi and Scott Gandy of Smyrna, Lynn and Joe Vandiver of Powder Springs; son Ted Pritchett, Jr. of Powder Springs; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren; five sisters and one brother. Local fu-neral services were held Tuesday, May 19, 2009, with Rev. Tom Lee and Rev. Marvin Young officiating. Additional services were held at Ryo Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Fairmount, GA, with Rev. Harold Owens officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery, Fairmount, GA.
Mr. Robert F. Cothran, age 75 of Mableton, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009. Robert was a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He worked for Northfolk Southern Railroad from 1959 until his re-tirement in July 1995. He was a 1958 graduate of Western Carolina, enjoyed politics, gardening, golf and his church. Robert was an avid Tarheel fan. Mr. Cothran was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Billy Cothran, and his beloved wife, Catherine. He is survived by his daughters, Jeannie Andrews of Austell, Sandra Strickland of Powder Springs, Brenda Tate of Marietta, Rhonda Cothran of Mableton. Grandchildren, Weston Powers, Brent Cumbess, Allison Tate, Katie Strickland, & Brian Tate. Great grandchildren, Scott & Rebecca Powers. Sister, Jo Teeter of Concord, NC. Brother, Jim Cothran of Winston Salem, NC. Sister-in-law, Angela Cothran of Val-dosta; and Many nieces & nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 with Rev. Terry Marbut officiating. In-terment followed at Mt. Harmony Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Millie Hill, age 88 of Marietta, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009. Mrs. Hill was a member or Clarkdale Methodist Church and a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Willard Hill; her children, Carol Price of Hiawassee, Nancy Tibbitts of Mari-etta, Marvin Hill of Powder Springs, Millie Wilbur of Powder Springs, Debbie Myers of Powder Springs, and Dan Hill of Lawrenceville; 17 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren. Interment was at Powder Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Bobby Eugene Hyatt, age 74 of Douglasville, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009. Mr. Hyatt was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and a 1955 graduate of South Cobb High School. He is survived by wife, Betty Sue Hyatt; children, Randy Eugene Hyatt of Douglasville, Susie Hyatt Hammond of Powder Springs, Melba Hyatt of Douglasville, Chris Hyatt of Douglasville; sister, Joyce Hyatt Sinyard of Winston; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 23, 2009 with Rev. Ronnie Sanders, Rev. Johnny Turner, and Rev. Randy Moon officiating. Interment followed at Mozley Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Richard S. Johnson, age 60 of Powder Springs, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009. Rick was the owner/operator of R.S. Johnson Grading Company. He is survived by his daughter, Shelly Johnson Walter of Sevierville, TN; sisters, Gloria Dawn Tatum and Sherry Johnson Cross, both of Dallas; and brother Reggie D. Johnson of Powder Springs. Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 17, 2009 with Dr. Marvin Frady officiating. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Annie Lois Leavell, age 64 of Powder Springs, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009. Mrs. Leavell retired from Wellstar Cobb Hospital in 1998 after 27 years. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Austin. She is survived by her husband, Rubin Leavell, Jr.; daughters, LaDonna Tillman of Hiram, Deidra chambers of Acworth; sons, Rubin Leavell, III of Powder Springs, Roderick Wayne Leavell of Kennesaw; step-daughters, Patsy Ann Reese of Nashville, TN, Dorothy Levell of SC; sisters, Barbara White of Forest Park, Deborah Ford of Hillsboro, AL; step-brothers, Cornelius Cooper of Mableton, Frank Cooper of Las Vegas, NV; step-sisters, Linda Kay Duncan of Fitzgerald, Brenda Faye Madison of Abbeville; 22 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 14, 2009 with Pastor Edward Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Mountain View Park Cemetery.
Mr. Kenneth Neisler, age 68 of Powder Springs, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009. He retired as owner and operator of Ingram Printing in Austell. He is survived by his son, Mark & Kim Neisler of Kennesaw; grandchildren, Mason & Max Neisler; and siblings, Betty Gray & Robert Neisler both of Powder Springs. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 with Rev. Eddie Barton officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Harmony Memorial Gardens.
Andy Anderson, 49, of Powder Springs, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 8, 2009. He was born in At-lanta GA on January 4, 1960, graduated from McEachern High School and Atlanta Tech as a Machinist and had worked for the Atlanta Journal for 14 years. He is preceded in death by his father Norris Eugene Anderson, Sr. He is survived by mother; Loetta H. Anderson of Gainesville, companion and friend; Sherie Sundberg of Smyrna, sisters; Juanette Hall of Atlanta, Eugenia (Jeanie) Thigpen of Gainesville, Pamela White of Bossier City, LA, Beverly Armstrong of Louisville, KY, brother; Randal Anderson of Powder Springs, GA nieces; Eugenia Lee Rupp and Kelly Juanette Thomas.
James E. Cashin, age 80, of Atlanta, GA passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009. He is survived by daughters, Laura Garmon of Loganville and Linda Cashin of Columbus, OH, step-sons Trade Bohon of Portland, OR, and Scott Bohon of Temple, GA, sister, Lou Cashin Christensen of Arizona and two grandchildren, Kristen and Alex. A Veteran of the United States Marine Corp serving in World War II, Mr. Cashin was a graduate of Emory University. He was an advertising manager for several state newspapers and Atlanta Area Shopping Malls. Frustrated with his inability to read after losing his sight in the mid 1970's, he co-founded "Georgia Radio Reading Services for the Blind and Print Handicapped" and led the organization for 25 years. A Memorial Service for James E. Cashin was held on Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 at Peachtree Christian Church.
John A. Towns (J.T.), age 39 of Powder Springs - Beloved son, brother and friend, John A. “J.T.” Towns passed away on Friday June 12th in his home. A memorial service was held on Thursday June 18th at the 2nd Baptist Church in LaFayette with Rev. Mike Peter-sen officiating. He leaves behind his Parents, Bill and Arline Towns of Powder Springs; Sister, Lori Towns of Nashville, TN; Aunt and Uncle, Sandy and John Towns of Arizona; Cousins, Jerry Miller, Ann Capps and Jeff Miller of Villa Rica, and many loving friends. West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta, GA, 2840 Macland Road. Was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Brody Lee Bates, age 8, of Dallas, GA passed away on Tuesday May 26th. Funeral Services were held at Grace Baptist Church in Powder Springs with Dr. Ken Martin, Dr. Billy Wood and Pastor Jack Henry officiating. Brody was buried at Kennesaw Memorial Park. Brody was a student at Grace Baptist Christian School. Survivors include: Parents: Vince and Tammy Bates, Dallas; Brother: Brockton Walter Bates, Dallas; Maternal Grandparents: Hulon and Virginia Daniell, Lithia Springs; Paternal Grandmother: Nellie Shiver, Dallas and many aunts, uncles and cousins. West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta were in charge of funeral ar-rangements.
Mrs. Raquel L. Caro, 76, of Powder Springs passed away Thursday, June 04, 2009. Services were held in the Chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory. Entombment followed at Kennesaw Memorial Park in Marietta. A native of Chile, South America, Mrs. Caro was a homemaker. She was formerly of New Orleans, LA where she was a member of the Getsemani Baptist Church and taught Sunday School to children for 20 years. She is survived by her children; Cleo Huddleston of Powder Springs, GA., Gonzalo Caro Jr. of Gainesville, FL., Marco Caro of Kennesaw, GA., Miguel Caro of Acworth, GA., John Caro of San Francisco, CA., Belinda Wie-berdink of Victoria, MN; 14 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. West Cobb Funeral Home in Marietta was in charge of arrange-ments.
Ernestine P. Whitlock, age 82 of Powder Springs passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home in Marietta with Rev. Mike Linch officiating. A native of Alabama, Mrs. Whitlock has been a resident of Cobb County for the past five years. She is of the Baptist faith and was a member of First Baptist Church in Centre, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her former spouse of 24 years, Mr. Oliver Mitchell. Survivors: Spouse: George Whitlock, Powder Springs, GA; Son: Oliver (Butch) Mitchell & wife Melinda, Powder Springs, GA; Brother: Jimmy Posey, Albertville, AL; Sisters: Faye Williams, Geraldine, AL, Bonnie Bohannon, Boaz, AL, Linda Massey, Crossville, AL, Polly Vines, Rome, GA. Special Nieces: Sally Gamble, Armuchee, GA, Peggye Carr, Cumming, GA. 2 Grandchildren: Sarah & Joe Mitchell. West Cobb Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 2480 Macland Road, Marietta, Georgia 30064. (770) 419-9234 is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Patricia Echols, 72, long time resident of Powder Springs passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009. She is survived by two sisters, several nieces and nephews. West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
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Mrs. Inez Reeves Goldfarb, age 91, of Powder Springs passed away on Friday April 10th. Funeral Services were held Monday at Macland Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Walker officiating. Burial followed on Tuesday at 2pm in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Fitzgerald, GA. Along with her late husband, Mrs. Goldfarb owned and operated restaurants in Florida. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and was a faithful member of the Merry Hearts Sunday School Class and of Macland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Arthur. She is survived by: Daughters: Bettye Williamson, Powder Springs and Sarah Foster, Peachtree City; Sister: Leila Stephens, Powder Springs; 4 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Great Grandchildren. West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. James H. “Jimmy” Lee, age 73 of Powder Springs, died March 31, 2009. Mr. Lee was a member of Doss Memorial Baptist Church, retired from Coats & Clark Thread Mill then retired from the Cobb County School System. He is survived by his wife – Doris Lee, Sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth & Ernest Dowda of Douglasville, Nieces & Nephews, Elaine D. Price, Wayne & Ann Dowda, Judy & Mike Newman, Ira Dowda, Stanley & Cathye Dowda, Christie & Lewis Easterwood, Victoria & Allen Fricks, Vonda & Kevin Lacey, Ken Lybrand, and Numerous great Nieces & Nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, April 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm with Reverands Bill Smith and Terry Brawell officiating. Interment was in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Nellie C. Glover, age 92 of Austell, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009. Nellie died with complications from a broken hip. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred William Glover and sister, Verdine Couch. She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Joyce & Sam Mobley of Powder Springs; Sons & daughters-in-law, Billy & Jeannine Glover and Jerry & Becky Glover, all of Lithia Springs; Brother, Floyd Creel of Lithia Springs; Six grandchildren: Joy (& Evan) Herring, Dena Hudson, Greg (& Stephanie) Glover, Robby Glover, Matt Glover, Sissy Glover; Seven great grandchildren: Brett, Luke, Kala, Ashley, Malary, Megan, and Natalie; Nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Susan Allen Grady and Rev. David Glover officiating. Interment followed at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
Mr. Lidge Vernon “L.V.” Willoughby, age 92 of Austell, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2009. He was a member of Davis Chapel Baptist Church and retired from Simmons Bedding Company. Mr. Willoughby is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Willoughby; daughter, Barbara Jean Crawford; son, Pewee Willoughby; grandson, Buster Willoughby, Jr. and son-in-law, Donald Kelley. He is sur-vived by his children: Marilyn Brown of Garfield, GA, Ronald E. Willoughby of Dallas, Billy V. Willoughby, Sr. of Powder Springs, Harris B. Willoughby, Sr. of Hiram, Dennis Lee Willoughby of Temple, Randall Zack Willoughby of Austell, Anthony “Tony” S. Wil-loughby of Douglasville. Sisters: Lauretta McKinney, Annie Mae Long, Sara Pitts, all of Austell. Brothers: Bobby Willoughby of Hiram, Charles Willoughby of Powder Springs, Jay Willoughby of Powder Springs, 23 Grandchildren, 25 Great grandchildren, and several Great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Bennie Long officiating. Committal service followed at Davis Chapel Baptist Cemetery.
Amy L. Wood, age 85 of Powder Springs passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009 at Wellstar Tranquility Hospice. Funeral Services were held Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at Powder Springs United Methodist Church in Powder Springs with Rev. Susan Ashe officiating. Interment was at Powder Springs Cemetery in Powder Springs, Georgia. Mrs. Wood was a member of the Powder Springs United Methodist Church in Powder Springs as well as a member of the United Methodist Women’s Ministry at the Church. She was also a teacher in the Atlanta area schools for 23 years. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Mr. Branson Wood, 2 nieces and 1 nephew. West Cobb Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 2480 Macland Road, Marietta, Georgia (770) 419-9234 was in charge of ar-rangements.
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Matthew “Matt” Ghinger, 24 of Powder Springs died February 15, 2009. Services were held on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at McEachern United Methodist Church Rev. Dr. Jim Higgins officiated. Survivors include his parents, Paul & Nellie Ghinger; sister & brother-in-law, Sarah & Ryan Thompson all of Powder Springs; maternal grandmother, Alexandria Gonzales of Rye, New York; mater-nal grandfather, Jesus Galvex of Queens, New York; niece, Julie Thompson of Powder Springs; aunts, uncles and cousins. And also surviving the love of his life his fiancée, Kelly Anand of Powder Springs. Matthew was born in Osceola, FL and has lived in Powder Springs since 2002. He was a graduate of North Cobb High School and was attending Chattahoochee Tech to become a pharmacist. Matthew was a brilliant man, he loved animals, loved to read and play video games. He worked as an auto mechanic and was a pharmacy tech at Publix Pharmacy in Marietta.
Mrs. Marjorie Ruth Roberson, age 81 of Sevierville, TN formerly of Powder Springs died Thursday, February 12, 2009. Mrs. Roberson worked most of her life at Coats & Clark Thread Mill and retired from the Atlanta Journal & Constitution. She is survived by Grandsons, David & Chad Johnson; Great Grandchildren, Austin,Madison & Chase Johnson. Funeral Services were held Sunday, February 15, 2009 at Davis-Struempf Chapel. Internment followed at Powder Springs Memorial Gardens.
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James “Garrett” Reed, age 16, of Powder Springs died Saturday. Funeral Services were held at First Baptist Church of Powder Springs with Rev Mike Woods and Brandon Hancock officiating. Burial followed at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta.
A lifelong resident of Cobb County, Garrett was a student at Harrison High School where he played wide receiver and defensive back for the varsity football team. He also ran track, and had played travel baseball with Oregon and Big Shanty Parks. He was a mem-ber of the First Baptist Church of Powder Springs.
Survivors include, Parents: Neal and Sarah Reed, Powder Springs; Brother: Carter Reed, Powder Springs; Paternal Grandfather: William Reed, John’s Creek; Maternal Grandmother: Frances S. James, Statesboro; Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. Funeral arrangements were at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta.
Mr. W. Richard McGahan, 80 of Powder Springs passed away Monday, January 26, 2009. Services were held at Macland Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Walker officiating. Mr. McGahan was born in Atlanta and had been a resident of Powder Springs for the past 4 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a member of Macland Baptist Church. He enjoyed writing letters to the editors of many newspapers and was an accomplished artist and map designer. He is survived by his wife, Shirley McGahan of Powder Springs; two daughters and son in laws, Jennifer and Bill Atkins and Patti and Buddy Warren of Smyrna; brother and sister in law, Wallace and Shirley McGahan of Decatur, Al; Grandchildren, Stacy Yarbrough of Brookhaven, Justin Yarbrough of Alpharetta, Jake Warren of Smyrna and Kory Richard Warren of Jacksonville, Fl.; 5 step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
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Mr. Billy H. Stephens, 76, of Powder Springs passed away Sunday, December 21, 2008. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Powder Springs with Revs. Mike Woods and Alan Davis officiating. The body lay in state at the church until the time of service. Entombment was at Kennesaw Memorial Park. Mr. Stephens was a member of the Powder Springs Springville Lodge, Kennesaw Mountain Shrine Club, Yaarab Temple of Atlanta and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Powder Springs. He was previously employed at Lockheed and retired after 38 years of service and was previously employed at the Cobb County Sheriff Detention Center. He is survived by his wife, Betty R. Stephens of Powder Springs; Daughters and son-in-law, Cathy and Stan Massey and Debbie and Gary Gotleb; Daughter, Tracy Stephens; Sons and Daughter in law, Ron and Pat King and Earl and Jan King Jr.; 11 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. West Cobb Funeral Home and Crema-tory, 2480 Macland Rd. Marietta, GA 30064 was in charge of arrangements.
Anthony 'Tony' John Persico, 73, of Austell; GA went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday Dec. 31, 2008 after a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Saturday January 3, 2009 at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home with Rev. Marvin (Doc) Frady officiating. Burial was at Crestlawn Cemetery in Atlanta. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Cobb County for over 40 years. Mr. Persico, who served in the U.S. Air Force, worked as an airplane mechanic, teacher, and computer tech, received a teaching award, was an active member of Clarkdale First Baptist Church, and he shared many special times with his loving church family. He touched many lives, radiated warmth and love, never met a stranger and he had a joy for life and for helping others, He had an un-canny ability to fix things, had a big laugh and an even bigger imagination, and was one of the most kind-hearted people you could meet, He was also known as the "Skip-Bo King!" He leaves behind his loving wife, Carol of 22 years to cherish their memories; his three daughters Debby Ball (Thomas) of Anniston, AL, Cindy Persico of Jack-sonville, FL, Terri Rimmer of Fort Worth, TX; two sons, Victor Cole (Jennifer) of Kenner, LA, and Pat Cole (Patsy) of Warrenville, SC; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, family, other relatives.
Mr. Jack Dale Henson, age 49 of Powder Springs died Sunday, January 4, 2009. He was employed with PBH Wrecker Service in Villa Rica. He is survived by his daughter, Kystle Hayes of Maryland; son, Kevin Dale Henson of Maryland; 2 grandchildren; parents, Jack C. and Peggy Henson of Powder Springs; children’s mother, Delores D. Henson of Maryland; brothers, Bruce Henson of Dallas; Mark Henson of Carrollton; sister, Catherine Farrell of Powder Springs; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Davis-Struempf Chapel with Rev. Clyde Wade officiating. Interment was at Oakhill Cemetery, Cartersville.
Regina Louise (Thompson) Dunn, age 50, of Powder Springs, GA died Tuesday, January 6th. The Memo-rial Service was held 8pm Thursday evening in the chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta with Pastor Stanley Ayers officiating. Funeral Services were held at Southern Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Burial followed at Walnut Hills Cemetery. A native of Cincinnati, Mrs. Dunn has lived in Georgia for the past 20 years. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 20 years, including employment at Piedmont, Grady and WellStar Cobb Hospitals. She was a very active member of Faith Christian Center in Smyrna, and also volunteered for many autistic organizations. Survivors: 2 Sons: Jonathan Maxwell Thompson and Brandon Michael Camp, both of Powder Springs. Father: Ronald E. Thompson Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio. Mother and Step Father: Shirley and Wilbur Clay, Cincinnati, Ohio. 2 Brothers: Ronald E. Thompson Jr., Antioch, TN and Preston Thompson, Woodbridge, VA. Many Nieces and Nephews.
Sandra Deal “Sandy” Weyers, age 48, of Powder Springs died Tuesday January 6th. Memorial Services were held at the chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta with Rev. Don Kriner officiating. Born in Dade County, FL, Sandy lived most of her life in Cobb County. She graduated from Osborne High School in 1979, then from cosmetology school at Chattahoochee Tech in 1986. She was a receptionist for the City of Smyrna for the past 9 years, was a member of North Metro Church, and volunteered for the Hillgrove High School Marching Band. Survivors: Daughter: Kira Jagiella, Powder Springs; Son: Mitchell Weyers, Powder Springs; Mother: Carolyn Deal, Powder Springs; Sister: Kathy Foster and husband Mike, Powder Springs; 1 Granddaughter: Logan Jagiella, Powder Springs; Niece: Morgan Foster; Great Aunt: Nell Comandic; Great Nephew: Shannen Her-nandez.
Mrs. Kathleen Warren Morris, age 93 of Powder Springs, died Sunday, December 28, 2008. She worked at Clark Thread Company and later, with her husband, owned and operated Unique Market in Austell. She was a member of Midway Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Morris. She is survived by her sons & daughter-in-law, Lewis and Cheryl Morris of Austell, Steve Morris of Stockholm, Sweden; daughter & son-in-law, Alicia and Greg Bartlett of Powder Springs; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Joe York, Rev. Todd Allen and Rev. David Hall officiating.
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Elmer Kirk, 86, passed away at his residence in Powder Springs, Georgia on November 7, 2008. He was born in Lee County, Virginia on October 7, 1922, the son of the late Ben and Edna Roop Kirk. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II being discharged in 1945. He married Vada Marie Belcher in March 1947. He lived in Powder Springs, Ga. since 1961, retiring from the city of Powder Springs in 2003. He was a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Hiram, Ga. He was a 50 year member of the Miles Masonic Lodge #165 AF&AM in Pennington Gap, Va. Elmer was a loving father and grandfather, who loved his God, family and country. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vada Belcher Kirk in 2003; one sister, Inez Duncan; one brother J.C. Kirk. Survivors include two children, Sherry Hart and husband, Larry of Hiram, Ga., Gary Kirk and wife, Barbara of Heflin, Ala.; four grandsons, Jonathan Hart and wife, Tara; Richard Hart and wife, Trina; Kevin Hart and wife, Mandy; Ryan Hart and wife, Erin, all of Hiram, Ga.; 12 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Nada Depew, Eulalah Flanary and hus-band, Jack, all of Pennington Gap, Va. and Gayle Bledsoe and husband, Curtis of Indianapolis, Ind.; three brothers, Harold Kirk and wife Donna of Big Stone Gap, Va., Clark Kirk and wife, Betty of Marion, Va., and Clayell Kirk and wife, Mary Ann of Abingdon, Va.; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on November 13, 2008 at Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Virginia, officiated by Rev. Larry Hart. Military graveside rites were given by the Virginia Army National Guard Honors Team, the VFW Honor Guard and the DAV Honor Guard.
Mr. Bobby Cordle, age 75, of 401 West Elm Street, Rockmart, died Friday evening in a Rome hospital. (Nov. 21, 2008) A native of Rome, he was born Jan 1, 1933, a son of the late Gene Cordle and the late Exie Lackey Cordle. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Mr. Cordle served with the U. S. Army. Having made his home in Dallas for a num-ber of years, he was associated with General Electric and the Black and Decker Company in Atlanta, and had retired from the U. S. Postal Service. Mr. Cordle was married to the former Birdie Hill, Aug. 28, 1954, and was preceded in death by her Dept 28, 1998. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Lewis Cordle and Billy Joe Cordle. Survivors include his son, Steven Cordle of Rockmart; his daughter, Mrs. Donna Dale and her husband Jimmy of Powder Springs; two brothers, Gene Alford Cordle of Rome and Charles Hugh Cordle of West Palm Beach, FL., and his sister, Mrs. Doral Ann Rogers of Rome. Two grandsons, Nicholas Nelson Dale and Seth Clinton Dale also survive. A family memorial service was held Monday evening at the New Freedom Fellowship Church in Rockmart. John House’s Cave Spring Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Duane Ray Neighbors, age 63, of Powder Springs, GA died Thursday Nov. 13th. A Memorial Service was held 3pm on Thursday Nov. 20th at the Christ Church United Methodist in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with Rev. Alex Shanks officiating. Born in Iowa, Mr. Neighbors lived in Ft. Lauderdale for 22 years before moving to Powder Springs, GA 9 years ago. He worked for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel from 1976 – 1983, then worked in data processing for Byron’s Department Store from 1984 – 1992. After moving to Georgia, he worked for Atlanta Northwest Realty. Mr. Neighbors was a member of the Elk’s Club in Ft. Lauderdale and in Marietta, GA, and served as the Congressional District Director GA 13 for the Americans For Fair Taxation. Survivors: Wife: Kim-berly A. Neighbors, Powder Springs, GA; Daughter: Kara Rodman, husband Jason and son Dylan, all of Coconut Creek, FL
Mr. Herman Edward White, age 87, of Powder Springs, formerly of Fayetteville, NC, died November 28, 2008. Mr. White was a WWII veteran, having served in the Air Force. He retired from Coble Dairies after 47 years. He is survived by his wife, Helen, daughter, Barbara Hutto of Powder Springs, sons Bruce White of Ft. Stewart, and Ed-ward White of Newberry, CA, grandchildren, Brian Hutto of Powder Springs, Allison Danko of Dacula, Joshua White of Newberry, CA, and Jeremiah White of Ft. Leggette, CA, three great grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held December 3rd, at Sullivan Funeral Home in Fayetteville, NC. Interment was at Lafayette Memorial Park, Fayetteville, NC.
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Mr. Douglas Kennon (Ken) Dean, age 67, of Powder Springs, GA, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at home after a long battle with leu-kemia. Mr. Dean was born July 3, 1941 in Blue Ridge, GA. Son of the late Tom Dean and the late Willonell Robertson.
He retired from Lockheed Martin in January 2005 after 43 years of service. Mr. Dean was a former member of Antioch United Methodist Church in Fairburn, GA and later McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church in Powder Springs. Mr. Dean was an avid gardener, fisherman, woodworker and tool collector. Mr. Dean loved life and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hendricks Dean of Powder Springs, GA; brothers Roger Dean of Sharpsburg and Marvin Dean of Newnan; sister Sue Brooks of Tyrone, daughter and son-in-law Cathy and Scotty Pope of Dallas, GA; son and daughter-in-law Wes and Blair Hardy of Alpharetta, GA; daughter and son-in-law Amy and Don Barnette of McDonough, GA; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Tracy Dean of Winston, GA and eight wonderful grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, October 17, 2008 in the Chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home in Marietta, GA. Interment followed at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park.
West Cobb Funeral Home, 2480 Macland Road, Marietta, GA (770) 419-9234 was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Kenneth R. Jones, SR, age 59, of Powder Springs, GA, passed away on October 9, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Jones was a former resident of Cartersville and Cassville, GA before moving to Powder Springs. He was a long-time employee of the Union Car-bide Corporation and Anheusher Busch Brewery, both in Cartersville. Mr. Jones was born April 15, 1949 in Warren, Ohio son of the late David Jones and Irene Dicola Jones. He was a member of Trinity Chapel Church in Powder Springs and was a member of the Paulding County Lions Club. Survivors include his wife; Shirley Jones of Powder Springs, Ga.; his children; Kim & Ricky Coplin of Adairsville, Ga., David & Mi-chelle Jones of Cartersville, Ga., Ken Jones, JR of Cartersville, Ga., Lonnie McKinney of Hiram, Ga., and Crystal Vann of Hiram, Ga.; grandchildren; Brandon Jones, Leslie Jones and Tiffany Coplin all of Adairsville, Ga., Jackson Jones and Reece Jones both of Car-tersville, Ga., Haley McKinney, Dylon Vann, Rhianna McKinney and Gypsy McKinney all of Hiram, Ga.; brothers & sisters; Donnie & Helen Dover of Jasper, Ga., Evelyn & Wilbert Hyde of Buford, Ga., Lee & LA Wood of Hazelhurst, Ga., Lonnie & Sandra Moody of Hazelhurst, Ga., Millie & Jack Bates of Rockmart, Ga., Guy & Melinda Moody of Riverdale, Ga., Eddie Moody of Pensacola, Fla., San-dra & Nikki Walker of Dallas, Ga.; beloved brothers & sisters of the heart; Wanda & Larry Pennington, Debbie Watts and Ray & Peggy Lewis; out of state family; Clara Leone & her family of Poland , OH. and John Petrovich of Chico, CA.; the Mother of his children; Linda Jones of Cartersville, Ga.; foster parents; Roy & Grace Mayer; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were conducted on October 13th at 1:00 P.M. in the Owen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Donna Taylor and Rev. Don Hazel officiating. Interment followed in the Providence Cemetery with a Trinity Dove release following the graveside ceremonies.
Pallbearers included David Jones, Brandon Jones, Ricky Coplin, Larry Pennington, Damien Vann, Lonnie McKinney, Howard Hen-dricks and Wendell Williams. Honorary pallbearers include Ray Lewis and Ken Jones, Jr.
Mrs. Cora Mae Bentley, of Powder Springs died September 21, 2008 at the age of 87. She had lived formerly in Austell. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at the Davis-Struempf Chapel with Rev. Keith Guyton and Rev. Gregg Foster offici-ating. Burial followed at Mt. Harmony Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Bentley is survived by her Daughters, Ila Bentley Awtrey of Powder Springs, Olivia Bentley Kirk of Mableton; Son, Charles Bentley of Dallas; Daughter-in-law, Kathi Bentley Hall; Sister, Frances Foster Bowen of Atlanta; 7 Grandchildren, Kim Awtrey Cas-tleberry, Paul Awtrey, Stephanie Awtrey Hendrix, John Harrison Bentley, Tammy Kirk Richie, Brian Bentley, Kelly Bentley Arnold; and 7 Great-grandchildren, Morgan Castleberry, Hagen Hinote, Lane Hinote, Baileigh Wallace, Zachary Bentley, Dallas Bentley, and Zoie Bentley.
Mr. Carl Ward, age 85, of Powder Springs, died Tuesday September 2nd. Funeral Services were at Milford Baptist Church with Rev. Clarence Howard officiating. Entombment followed at Kennesaw Memorial Park. Born in Arkansas, Mr. Ward served in the United State Air Force during WWII. He moved to Cobb County in 1946 and worked as an accountant for the U.S. Treasury Department and the Postal Data Center, retiring after 31 years. Afterwards, he worked for the Cobb County Finance Department for 13 years. He was very active at Milford Baptist Church, including serving as a Deacon and Trustee, taught Sunday School for 45 years, and was a member of the Golden Tones Choir and the XYZ Senior Group. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Dogwood Country Club. Survivors - Wife: Zetta C. Ward, Powder Springs, Son: Al Ward and wife Sherri, Dallas, 2 Daughters: Faith Kindlin and husband Michael, Kennesaw and Hope Webb and husband Steve, Kenne-saw, 6 Grandchildren: Larry Ward and wife Cheryl, Dallas, Flint Ward, Woodstock, Amy K. Price and husband Brent, Smyrna, Jeff Webb and wife Phoebe, Del Rio, TX, Emily Kindlin, Smyrna and Christen Webb, Smyrna, 2 Step Great Grand-children: Courtney Hargreaves and Christopher Hargreaves. West Cobb Funeral Home in Marietta was in charge of arrange-ments.
Mr. Rickey Lee Ellis, Beloved Son and Brother, 53, of Powder Springs passed away Monday, September 1, 2008. Services were at Macland Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Walker and Rev. Anthony Powers officiating. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery. He was a graduate of Osborne High School and was a member of Macland Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Ellis is survived by his parents, Oscar Ivis and Pariolee “Lee” Ellis of Powder Springs; Sister, Connie Gale Broughman of Dallas, GA; Niece, Angel Johnson of St. Louis, MO and Nephew, Matthew Broughman of Nashville, TN. Friends and family of Rickey have said “To know him was to love him.” Donations can be made to the Macland Baptist Church Building Fund, 3732 Macland Rd. Powder Springs, GA 30127.
West Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. James F. Carroll, age 81, of Powder Springs, GA passed away Saturday, August 16, 2008. Funeral services were held at McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church in Powder Springs, GA with Dr. Jim Higgins and Rev. Jerry McCurdy officiating. Burial was at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park in Marietta, GA. Mr. Carroll moved from Ohio and has been a resident of Cobb County since 1965. He served in the 11th Airborne during WWII as a Paratrooper. He was in the Japanese Occupational Force and later the Army Reserves. He was a member of McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church in Powder Springs and was a member of the Adult Fellowship Sunday School Class. Mr. Carroll was owner/operator of Carroll Builders, a custom home builder. He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond & Sarah Carroll, 1 brother, John R. Carroll , and one sister, Mildred Barthalow. Survivors: Wife - Mrs. Norma J. Carroll, Powder Springs, GA, Son - K. A. Carroll, Augusta, GA, Jeff L. Carroll and wife, Maureen, Augusta, GA, Daughter - Lisa Carroll Wittenberg and husband, Tom, Kennesaw, GA, Sister in laws - Betty Creager, Uhrichsville, OH and Thelma Carroll, Gainsville, FL, 4 Grandchildren - Rachael Carroll, James A. R. Carroll, Lucas Witten-berg and Jacob Wittenberg, Many Nieces and Nephews.
West Cobb Funeral Home, 2480 Macland Road, Marietta, GA was in charge of arrangements.
Jerry Lamar Boleman, age 67, of Powder Springs passed away August 22, 2008. Mr. Boleman was an Army Veteran of Vietnam E.R.A. He retired in 2005 from Inglett & Stubbs Electrical Contractors in Mableton and was a member of the Local IBEW #613. Funeral services were held at Gene Davis-White Columns Chapel in Mableton with Rev. Talmadge Chandler and Mike Woods officiating. Burial followed at Sweetwater Memorial Park in Hiram. Survivors include daughter, Angela Boleman-Jameson of Powder Springs; sons, Randy L. Boleman of Douglasville, Keith H. Boleman and wife Gail of Douglasville; step-daughter, Rita Dixon of Dallas; step-son, Wesley Dobson of Bremen; sisters, Sue Bates of Mableton, Mary Collett of Powder Springs; brothers, Theron Boleman of Austell, Desmond Boleman of Carrollton, Bobby Joe Boleman of Newnan and ten grandchildren.
Joseph Wayne McRae, 59, of Powder Springs passed away Thursday, July 24, 2008 following a valiant battle with cancer. Joe was the beloved son of Henry T. and Ethelle McRae, who have preceded him in death. He is survived by his Brother, Tom McRae; Nieces, Melissa Webb and her husband Mark; and Shellie Sherrod; Great-nieces, Megan Wells, Chelsea Webb, Mackenzie Webb; and his Great-nephew Cody Wells. Joe was remembered by his family and friends during a Celebration of Life, on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at The Centre at Arbor Connection, in Douglasville, GA.
Mr. Luther Nolan “Jack” Sturdivant, 72 of Powder Springs passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2008. Services were held on Friday, August 8, 2008 in the Chapel of West Cobb Funeral Home with Revs. Scott Bailey, Don Johnson and Jerry Favre officiating.
Interment was at Kennesaw Memorial Park with Full Military Honors. Mr. Sturdivant was a twenty year retiree from the United States Marines and was also retired from IBM and the Georgia National Guard. He was a member of the Christ Cathedral Church in Winston, GA. Mr. Sturdivant was predeceased by two brothers, Roger and Billy Sturdivant and one daughter, Martha Rochelle. He is survived by his wife; Anne Sturdivant of Powder Springs, GA, Brother; Harold Sturdivant of Griffin Ga. Children; Sandra Lynn Hobbs of Jacksonville, FL, Michael David Sturdivant of Douglasville, GA, Step-Children; Christopher Roger Bailey of Powder Springs, GA, Scott Kent Bailey of Rockmart, GA, Shawn Jesse Bailey of Rockmart, GA, 3 Grandchildren, 4 Step Grandchildren and 3 Great Grand-children. West Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, 2480 Macland Rd. Marietta, GA.
Elizabeth E. Mitchell, 78, of Powder Springs died Friday, August 15, 2008. She was a member of Lithia Springs Assembly of God and retired from K-Mart.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband James Mitchell. She is survived by her Children, Linda Garner of Powder Springs, Mary Ann and Fred Avalos of Powder Springs, Tony & Pat Mitchell of Douglasville, Juanita & Donnie Wilson of Lithia Springs, and Timmy Mitchell of Powder Springs; 10 Grandchildren, 9 Great grandchildren; Sisters, Frances Brand of Oxford, and Mary Ruth Cathey of Ft. Payne, Alabama.
Funeral Services were held August 18, 2008 at 2 PM at Davis-Struempf Funeral Home Chapel and officiated by Pastor James Cowan and Pastor Jesse Poss. Interment was in Mt. Harmony Memorial Gardens.