Thursday, October 30, 2014

Obituaries 2/26



Cornelia Lee Morris
Cornelia Lee Morris, 63, of Riverdale, passed away February 22, 2014. She was a 30-year school teacher and retired from the Fayette County School System. She was preceded in death by her parents Abraham Lincoln and Mary Lou McLeroy Morris and brother Kenneth Morris.  She is survived by her aunts Christine McLeroy of Riverdale, Reba McLeroy of Riverdale, Mary Lynn (Robert) Walker of Senoia, Sarah (Joe) Vargas of Fairburn, and Sara Morris of Zebulon; uncles Barney A. Morris of Chesapeake, VA, James E. (Arnelle) Morris of Union City, Robert H. Morris of Jonesboro and Martin Terry Morris of Newnan; numerous cousins; and extended family & friends.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, Jonesboro. Ms. Morris will lie in state from 9:30 to 11 a.m. during which time the family will receive friends.  Reverend Larry Burns will officiate.  The burial will follow at Riverdale First Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to Bethel Baptist Church, 10 Flint River Road, Jonesboro, GA, 30236.
Carl J. Mowell & Son,
Robert A. DeMetz
Robert A. DeMetz, a long time resident of Peachtree City, passed away on February 23, 2014. Robert was the husband of Cathy DeMetz for 45 years. He was the father of Rob DeMetz of Newnan and Nancy DeMetz Close of Peachtree City; the father-in-law of Tracy Pryon DeMetz and Steve Close; and the grandfather of Mary Catherine DeMetz, Brianna Myatt, and Carleigh Myatt.
Robert was born to Robert I. DeMetz and Leola F. DeMetz of Pass Christian, MS on December 12, 1941. He grew up in Pass Christian before attending Mississippi State University, an institution that he loved all of his life. He graduated from State in 1963 and earned his law degree in 1965 from another institution in Mississippi. The next year, he was drafted by the U.S. Army. He served in Vietnam and continued to serve in the Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps until his retirement in 1986. Robert began a second career as a staff attorney at Georgia State Court of Appeals, retiring a short time ago.
A memorial Mass will be held on Thursday February 27th, 2014 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City. Burial will be in Pass Christian, MS.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Robert A. DeMetz Memorial Fund at the Bank of North Georgia, the proceeds of which will fund a scholarship for a local student attending Mississippi State. 
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, GA-
Wilma Mae Carter
Wilma Mae Carter, 92, of Stockbridge, passed away February 22, 2014.  She was preceded in death by her daughter Ann Watson and husband Aubrey Carter.  She is survived by her daughter Gwen (Bill) Griffin of McDonough; sons Tim (Jan) Carter of Fayetteville and Dan (Brenda) Carter of Fredericksburg, VA. 
A funeral service was held Monday, February 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.  Reverend Bill Griffin officiated.  The burial  followed on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Alma, GA.
Carl J. Mowell & Son,
Shirley M. Welsh
Shirley M. Welsh, 91, of Sharpsburg, passed away February 23, 2014. 
She is survived by her children Evelyn Calderone of Sharpburg, GA, Beverly DeGirolamo of Mansfield, MA, Marilyn W. Hardy of Charleston, and Jerome L. Weiss of Westfield, ME; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brother Carroll R. Davis of Ocala, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. Reverend Mark Jordon will officiate. 
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, GA-

Terry Heard
Mrs. Terry Marie Taylor Heard, age 57, of Concord, passed away February 23, 2014 at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City. She enjoyed reading and studying the Bible. She played the clarinet, and also enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. She often wrote songs and poems for her family. Terry was a homemaker, loving wife and mother who home-schooled her children. She attended Griffin First and Pike County Assembly of God Churches.  Terry has gone to Heaven to be with her twin daughters, Christy Lynn and Valerie Marie, who passed away May 21, 1980. 
She is survived by her husband:  Wesley David Heard; children: Christopher David Heard and wife Amy Lee of McDonough, Timothy Allen Heard, Robert Matthew Heard and Tricia Marie Heard all of Concord; parents: Harvey and Gerry Taylor of McMinnville, TN; sisters, brothers and their spouses: Judy and Doyle Davis of Fayetteville, Tom and Louise Taylor of Memphis, TN; Mary and Earl Jackson of Fayetteville, Nancy and John Zeppa of Stockbridge, Dennis and Francie Taylor of Hampton, Shirley and John Reynolds of Hot Sulfur Springs, CO, Linda and Al Patterson of Conyers and Jan and Tim Rice of Griffin; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends may visit the family on Monday, February 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 25, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Moody-Daniel Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Concord.  Moody-Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Harris, Jr.
Robert Harris, Jr., born October 28, 1952 to the union of the (late) Reverend Robert L. Harris, Sr. and Willie (Stimage) Harris in Yazoo, Mississippi passed away February 18, 2014.
At a young age, Robert’s family moved to Detroit’s east side where he attended parochial schools. A short time later, Robert began his career as a flight attendant for Hughes Airwest and retired at Northwest Airlines. He was highly esteemed by colleagues.
He enjoyed reading and traveling. Robert studied culinary art under the direction of WolfGang Puck. Robert loved learning and was a great listener, studious and detail-oriented in his pursuit of knowledge. He also loved spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by two sisters. Robert is survived by his beloved mother, Mrs. Willie Harris; two brothers, John Dandridge and Freddie Harris; step-brother, Rodney Harris; God brother, James “Charles” Watkins; sisters Ruth Harris Brooks and Dora Harris; one uncle Isaac Stimage; a host of family, friends and his truly best friend, his dog: Little Bob.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville-

Dr. Jeffery V. Curtis
Dr. Jeffery V. Curtis, 53, of Peachtree City, passed away February 22, 2014. He was a very well-known and respected physician, currently the Medical Director for The Doctor’s Office-Emory, practicing medicine in Peachtree City since 1992.
Dr. Curtis, formerly of Chattanooga, TN, graduated from Sprayberry High School, Marietta, GA in 1979. He earned his college degrees at Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Georgia and Oxford College of Emory University. He practiced medicine in West Palm Beach, FL before moving to Peachtree City.
He was past President of the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association, District 1 and also Secretary/Treasurer and Director of South Fulton Health Net, Inc., Georgia International Health Alliance, Inc., South Fulton Health Care Center, Inc., Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and ABC Home Health. He was also Adjunct Professor in the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University, Past President of Fayette County Exchange Club, Chairman of Managed Care Committee for Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association and several other distinguished honors and committees.
Dr. Curtis is survived by his wife, Karen Seadler Curtis of Peachtree City; children Alec and Olivia Curtis; parents James “Buddy” and Shirley Curtis; sisters Kimberly Curtis Swann (Ted), Kristy Curtis Mitchell (Carlos) and Karen Lynn Curtis; mother-in-law Mary Jo Seadler; brothers-in-law Ronald Seadler (Theresa) and Martin Seadler; sisters-in-law Linda Seadler Scanlan (Don), Cheryl Seadler Franck (David) and Terri Seadler Cook, all from Louisville, KY area; sister-in-law Donna Seadler of Atlanta, GA. Karen Seadler Curtis is formerly from Louisville, KY and graduated from Doss High School in 1983.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 26th from 4 until 8 p.m. at Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, February 27th at 11 a.m. at Dogwood Church, 975 Hwy 74, Tyrone, GA. Pastor Keith Moore will officiate. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City-

Vincent Michael Rossetti
Vincent Michael Rossetti, 60, of Peachtree City, GA passed away along with his longtime friend and business associate Jeffrey Van Curtis, 53 and their flight instructor Willy Lutz,69 on February 22, 2014 as a result of a tragic airplane accident at the LaGrange-Callaway Airport in LaGrange, GA.
Michael was born in Gettysburg, PA on March 26, 1953 to Vince and Connie Rossetti.  He graduated from Towson University in 1975 where he received a Bachelor of Business Science degree. Michael married Pamela Orr Rossetti from Fairburn, GA in 1986, and they celebrated 27 wonderful years together – with the greatest joy of his life being their three remarkable children:  Rebecca Michelle, Natalie Christine and Vincent McKeever.
After a successful career in the shipping industry in Chicago, Michael moved to the Peachtree City area in 1980 and formed Ravin Homes with his father, mother and several siblings.  Building thousands of homes in more than 60 communities throughout Peachtree City, Fayette County and the surrounding areas, Michael and his family have built Ravin Homes into one of the premier custom home builders in the state. 
Michael was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman, with hobbies that included hunting, fishing and travel.  He was especially passionate about flying and died doing something he loved and in which he found great joy.
Michael was also an active member of the community, serving as President of the Homebuilders Association of Midwest Georgia, as well as on the boards of the YMCA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Bank of Georgia and the Towson State Alumni Association. 
Michael is survived by his wife Pam and children Rebecca, Natalie and Vincent Rossetti of Peachtree City, GA; parents Vince and Connie Rossetti of Peachtree City, GA; brother David Rossetti of Peachtree City, GA; brother Stephen Rossetti of Peachtree City, GA; sister Mary Quinn Rossetti Teagle of Peachtree City, GA; brother Tony Rossetti of Greenville, GA; brother Jerome Rossetti of Blue Ridge, GA; sister DeSales Rossetti deGolian of Peachtree City, GA; as well as 12 nieces and nephews, and one grandniece.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, February 27 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Mowell & Sons Funeral Home, located at 200 Robinson Road in Peachtree City, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 28 at 1 p.m. at Peachtree City United Methodist Church at 225 Robinson Road in Peachtree City, GA.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Michael Rossetti Memorial Fund at the Salvation Army and Southwest Christian Hospice.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City-


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