Friday, October 24, 2014

Obits 2/15



Edythe Hettema Strayer
Edythe Hettema Strayer, age 96, passed away on February 2, 2014, in Fayetteville, Georgia.  Born to Cornelius and Addie Hettema in Midland Park, New Jersey, she resided in New Jersey and Kansas prior to moving to Atlanta in 1951.
Surviving is daughter Donna G. Johnson (Gil), two sons Todd B. Strayer (Cheryl) and Phillip N. Strayer (Barbara), six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.  Her oldest daughter, Penny Ann Strayer Vincent, preceded Edythe in death in 1984.  Edythe, lovingly known as “DeeDee”, spent most of her career as an Executive Secretary, and retired form IJ Kaplan & Associates. Edythe enjoyed participating in the Senior program at her church and was proud of her family and her Dutch heritage.  She will be missed by all who knew her. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Chapel of Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville.  In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Fayette Presbyterian Church, your local SPCA, or your favorite charity.
Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville –

Marjorie “Marge” Elizabeth Courtney
Marjorie “Marge” Elizabeth Courtney, 87, of Riverdale, passed away February 9, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph E. Courtney, Jr. and parents Frank “Monroe” and Bessie Edwards.  She is survived by her daughter Donna Brown (Ken) of Stockbridge; son Gary Courtney of Riverdale; and granddaughter Chynna Brown of Stockbridge.
 A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Holly Hill Cemetery, Fairburn. The family will go in procession to the cemetery. Dr. J. W. Wallis will officiate.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville-

 James Herbert Williams
James Herbert Williams, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and children February 10, 2014. He was born in Spalding county May 12, 1941, to the late Carl Carter and Elizabeth Kempson Williams.
He retired from the William L Bonnell Company after 44 years of service. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joy Thornton Williams; sons, James Williams of Newnan, Jeff Williams and wife Beth of Newnan; daughter, Robin Windom and husband Tim of Marblehead MA; brothers, Carl Williams and wife Sandra of Newnan, Clark Williams of Perry FL.; grandchildren, Alex Williams, Daven Williams, Katie Beth Williams, Abby Williams, Tate Windom and Hayley Windom.
The Funeral service is Saturday, February 15 at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church with Dr. Joel Richardson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The visitation is Friday evening 6 until 8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Central Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1221 Newnan GA. 30263 or to your favorite charity. Condolences may be expressed online at
McKoon Funeral Home 38 Jackson St. Newnan GA. 30263  770-253-4580

William Elwyn Aultman
William Elwyn Aultman, age 75, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away February 9, 2014. 
He was preceded in death by his son Rex Aultman and father Owen Aultman.  He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Gloria Aultman; mother Emmie G. Aultman of Bainbridge, GA; son Roy Aultman & wife Jessica of Fairburn, GA; daughter Amy Helm & husband Patrick of Elizabethtown, KY; grandchildren John Selman, Sarah Selman, and Raelee Helm; brother Hilton Aultman & wife Margaret; and niece Laura Aultman Fortino.  The family wants to thank their dear friend Nelda Green for her years of support.
Mr. Aultman was a longtime member of Flat Creek Baptist Church, Fayetteville, GA.  He began his career with Southern Airways Company at the Bainbridge Georgia Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic in 1958.  He moved to Atlanta in 1959 and began working for Southern Airways which later became Republic Airlines and retired from his career with Northwest Airlines in November 2000.  He served in the Air Force reserve for 5 years.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Flat Creek Baptist Church, Fayetteville.  The burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City.  The family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  In case of inclement weather, please contact the funeral home.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville-
Ernest L. Sumner
Ernest L. Sumner passed away at home in Peachtree City, Georgia on February 12, 2014 after battling liver and colon cancer for several months. He was born on April 27, 1931 in Harlan County, Kentucky, the last of nine children, to Mack and Cora Sumner. The Sumners moved to LaFollette, Tennessee when Ernest was a young boy. Ernest attended LaFollette High School where he and his brother, Hugh, played football together as running backs.
Ernest graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 1954 with a degree in political science. He and his roommate ran a laundry service from their dorm room to pay their college expenses. In December 1954, he married Marjorie Meadows, whose father was Dean of Students at Tennessee Tech. Ernest and Marjorie were stationed in Long Branch, New Jersey, San Marcus, Texas, and Augusta, Georgia, as Ernest rose to the rank of Captain in the United States Army. Their daughter, Melinda, was born at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia.
In 1957, Ernest left the Army and became a security investigator for the Civil Service Commission in Nashville, Tennessee. The Sumners’ second child, son Michael, was born there. In 1959, the family moved to Decatur, Georgia, where they were charter members of the Decatur Church of Christ. Ernest served several years as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher before the church moved and became the Northlake Church of Christ. While living in Atlanta, Ernest also worked at Centers for Disease Control and Health and Human Services.
Upon his retirement from the federal government, Ernest began his second career, opening Sumner Insurance Agency. He owned and operated an independent agency over twenty years, providing home, casualty, fire and auto insurance services to clients throughout metro Atlanta. He not only enjoyed providing coverage but was active in assisting his policyholders with their claims.
Ernest’s hobbies included travel, snow skiing and golf. He and Marjorie traveled all over the world. Ernest also loved history, focusing on Civil War generals. Ernest especially enjoyed his five grandchildren, cheering for them at sporting events, recitals and scholastic endeavors. He loved reading to the grandchildren and even took time to read to their elementary classes at Peeples Elementary School and Atkinson Elementary School. Ernest loved buying ice cream for the students at lunch. He had a generous, caring spirit and warm, tender heart that sustained him throughout his life. As the baby of nine children and son of a coal miner, he certainly appreciated the underdog and less privileged.
Ernest is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marjorie; daughter, Melinda and Scot Barger of Hilton Head, South Carolina; son, Mike and Leah Sumner of Newnan, Georgia; grandchildren, Michael Belote and Mindy Belote of Atlanta, Brady Sumner of Atlanta, Stuart Sumner of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Thomas Sumner of Athens, Georgia; sister, Edith Tolliver of LaFollette, Tennessee; brother, Hugh Sumner of Dayton, Ohio; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Peachtree City Church of Christ, with the funeral service to follow at the Church at 3 p.m. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sumner will be buried following a graveside service in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Hazel Nolan
Mrs. Hazel Nolan Anderson, age 75 of Fayetteville, formerly of Griffin passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Doctors Hospice of Georgia.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Griffin, Georgia on July 15, 1938. She is preceded in death by her parents, Glover Nolan and Blondine Underwood Nolan. Mrs. Anderson was a former member of PTA in Clayton County and former District President of PTA.
Survivors include her husband, Kermit Anderson; children, Richard Anderson, Keith Anderson and wife Deborah, Robert Glenn Anderson and wife Lori; grandchildren, Amanda Joyner and husband Jonathan, Brian  Keith McCormick, Aaron Jakob Anderson; two great grandchildren, Ava Grace Joyner and Victoria Mowis; sister, Betty McNeely; brothers, Leon Nolan, Kenneth Nolan and Guyles Nolan; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mrs. Hazel N. Anderson will be on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Reverend Gene Walton will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin.

Rachel Victoria
Rachel Victoria Mascoe, 88, of Fayetteville, passed away February 8, 2014.
She is survived by her husband Alfred Mascoe; children Sharon Mascoe-Maxwell of Fayetteville, Maurice Mascoe of Orlando, FL, Rosalie Mascoe Crumpton of Fayetteville,
Hugh Mascoe of Stockbridge, and Noel Mascoe of the Bronx, NY; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters; four brothers; and many nieces & nephews.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Fayette Seventh Day Adventist Church, Fayetteville.  Pastor Shawn Shives will officiate.  The burial will follow at Lakeside Memorial Gardens, Palmetto.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville-


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