Obituaries

Irvin R. Vicknair, 84, of Peachtree City

Irvin R. Vicknair

Irvin "Irv" R. Vicknair, 84, a 38-year resident of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on August 28, 2014. "To make a long story short," he was born on August 3, 1930 in Norco, La. to Mr. and Mrs. Wilton D. Vicknair. He was the second born of three children, W.J. Vicknair and Sybil Vicknair Retif.

In December 1950, he married his beloved wife and sweetheart of 63 years, Eva Jane Goudeau of Baton Rouge before joining the Armed forces in 1951 and attending the Korean War. He returned to Baton Rouge in 1953 and began his 36-year career with Delta Airlines. Read More»

Evelyn Newton Pyke, age 79, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Evelyn Newton Pyke, age 79, of Fayetteville passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles B. Pyke, Sr. and is survived by her daughter, Anne Pyke Miller and her husband Kevin of Tyrone; son, Charles B. Pyke, Jr. and his wife Lane of McDonough; grandchildren, Brandon Charles Miller and his wife Jessica, Caitlin Marie Miller, Charles (Chad) B. Pyke, III, Chandler Robert Pyke, Emily Anne Miller; brother, Gene Newton and his wife Doris of Gay; sister, Joyce Newton Hutcheson and her husband Wayne of Senoia. Read More»

John Edward Crain, Jr., 69, of Fayetteville

John Edward Crain, Jr., 69, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014. He was a graduate of the University of Memphis and retired after 35 years with Pitney Bowes. Mr. Crain was a loving Papa to his girls.

He was preceded in death by his parents Verna & John E. Crain, Sr.; brother William Crain; and sisters Joanne Nellis, Carolyn McCormick, and Janet Crain. Read More»

Julia Brown, 93, of Fairburn

Mrs. Julia Brown, 93, of Fairburn, died August 31, 2014.

She was born January 19, 1921 in Tyrone, Ga. and was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Fairburn.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Beasley Brown. Read More»

Cynthia S. Albitus, 57, of Fayetteville

Cynthia S. Albitus, "Cindy," 57, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Cindy was born on June 24, 1957 in Frankfort, Ind., and grew up in Forest Park, Ga. For the past thirty-one years she has resided in Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by her father Melvin "Pete" Eaton; her step-father D. Ray Allgood; and her brother, Larry J. Eaton. Read More»

Patricia Rowell Daniel, 70, of Fayetteville

Patricia Rowell Daniel

Patricia Rowell Daniel, 70, of Fayetteville, passed away August 21, 2014.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lamar; daughters Dana Thornton and husband Kent and Elizabeth Barnett and husband Chris; grandchildren Joseph, Rebekah, Jacob, Sherman and Charlie; step-grandchildren Austin and Luke; brother Rudy Rowell and wife Robin, Pepper Rowell and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

Christopher Ryan Hayes, 24

Christopher Ryan Hayes, 24, passed away Sunday August 17, 2014.

Ryan was born July 29, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from Whitewater High school in 2008 and is survived by his parents Chris Hayes and Rhonda Shepherd.

The memorial service was held at Graceway Church in Hampton, Ga. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.

The Ryan Hayes Memorial Fund has been set up at any Wells Fargo Bank and donations can be made in lieu of flowers. Please see a personal banker and use the last 4 numbers of the account 0613. Condolences can be left at www.georgiafuneralcare.com. Read More»

Jacquelyn Hugo of Jacksonville, Fla

Jacquelyn Hugo

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Hugo, a long time resident of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away August 19, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ga.

Jackie was a petite beauty, known for her sense of style and vivacious personality. Her classmates deemed her "most popular" and named her "queen." Read More»

Juanita G. Blanton, 82, of Fayetteville

Juanita G. Blanton

Juanita G. "Tootsie" Blanton, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Troy A. Blanton and son John Clay Blanton.

She is survived by her son Toby (Sarah) Blanton of Brooks; grandchildren Jonathan Clay (Desiree) Blanton of Fayetteville, Benjamin Troy Blanton and fiancé Jackie William of Orlando, Anna Elisabeth Blanton, Courtney Marie Blanton, and Madelyn Rae Blanton, all of Brooks; beloved dog DD; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces & nephews, and special friend & caregiver Marie Knowles. Read More»

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale, age 77

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale

Reverend Lowell Edgar Hale returned to the Lord on August 23, 2014.

He was born Dec 4, 1936 in Sylacauga, Ala. Rev. Hale graduated from East Highland High School. After graduating from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1965; he moved his family to Atlanta, Ga.

Rev. Hale continued his studies at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Gammon Theological Seminary. He graduated in 1968. Later, he received his Master of Theology Degree in 1973. Rev. Hale was then appointed Pastor of Bowen United Methodist Church in Tuskegee, Ala. Read More»

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