Mary Louise Chaffin
Mary Louise Chaffin, 51, of Hampton, Georgia, passed away April 27, 2013. She was born in East Point, GA, to the late James Calvin and Frances Madison Couch Chaffin. Mary Lou was a 1979 graduate of Stockbridge High School and was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church. She was employed with McDonald’s of Lovejoy. She enjoyed helping people with a smile on her face and watching “The Golden Girls” on TV. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Corsey.
Survivors include her sisters, Jamie (Tony) Hendricks of Milner and Leeanne McClure of Forest Park; close friends, Randy and Teresa Rivers of Hampton; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mary Lou was held May 2 at 7:30 p.m. from Perfecting the Saints Church International with Rev. Randy Rivers and Rev. John Jenkins officiating. Contributions are asked to be made to Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation in memory of Mary Lou. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.
Patricia Ann Stansell
Mrs. Patricia Ann Stansell, 67, of Hampton, Georgia, passed away April 28, 2013. Pat was born in Panama City, FL, the daughter of the late Edna Myrle Follendore. Pat enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, working puzzles, watching her favorite TV shows, singing and cooking. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Gardner.
Survivors are her husband, Conally Stansell of Hampton; children, Katrina Copeland (Wes) of McDonough, Tammy Blalock (Gary Crosby) of Valdosta; step-children, Carolyn Ann Andrews of Morrow, and Bobby Stansell (Lisa) of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Amanda McDonald, Shane Williams, Toby Allen, Dylan Gruber, Ciera Andrews, Brett Andrews, Conner Stansell, and Chandler Stansell; five great grandchildren; sister, Freda Wiggins (Lee) of Albany; aunt, Jean Mazion (Eddie) of CT; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Pat Stansell was held May 6 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Turner officiating. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833 www.haistenfunerals.com
Edwin Crumbley Kelley
Edwin Crumbley “Bud” Kelley, Sr., 86, of Kelleytown, Georgia, died April 29, 2013. He was born May 3, 1926, in Henry County, GA, to the late Clifton and Raliegh Vee Crumbley Kelley. Mr. Kelley was the owner of Kelleytown Food Mart on Kelleytown Road for more than 50 years. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Kelley Presbyterian Church. Mr. Kelley served as a member of the Henry County Board of Commissioners from 1969 to 1976. In this capacity, he helped influence the idea of building Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf and gardening. He was preceded in death by brothers Harold Kelley and Henry Hobson “Hoppy” Kelley.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jean Wilder Kelley; their son, Buddy (Barbara) Kelley, Greensboro, GA; siblings, Billy O. (Deanie) Kelley, Kelleytown, Mary Ann Brisen-dine, Kelleytown and Rudy G. (Mary Jo) Kelley, Stockbridge; grandson, Beau (Julia) Kelley, McDonough; step-grandson, Fred G. (Kathleen) Ivey, III, Alpharetta and step-granddaughter, Kimberly (Kirk) Stansbury, Decatur; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held on May 1 at Kelley Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Dr. Dave Janzen officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Kelley Presbyterian Church, 3637 Airline Road, McDonough, GA 30252. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at cannon www.clevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.
Thomas James Reilly
Thomas James Reilly, 71, of McDonough, Georgia died April 29, 2013. Tom was a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was born July 7, 1941, in Kankakee, IL, to the late Jimmy Reilly and Marcella Savoy. He served in the Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He was a printing press installation specialist for more than 30 years. He was a volunteer in Kairos and Torch, faith-based prison ministries. He had a tremendous compassion for the residents in the prisons. Tom had the gift of bringing laughter to those around him with his quick wit and sense of humor. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf and meeting his friends for breakfast. He was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Ravens.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Karin; their daughter, Maria (Hank) Baxter, their son, Tom (Christina) Reilly Jr.; six grandchildren; Mia, Ali, Reilly, Cole, Alanna, and Claire. Tom was a man of integrity and faith who tackled the battle of cancer with a heart of gratitude and dignity.
A Mass was held May 2 at St. James The Apostle Catholic Church in McDonough. Interment Honey Creek Woodlands in Conyers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James The Apostle Catholic Church, 1000 Decatur Road, McDonough, GA 30252.
Fred Thomas Hamm
Fred Thomas Hamm, 76, of Stockbridge, Georgia, died May 1, 2013. He was born in Louisville, MS, to the late James Walter Hamm and Katy Lee Tillman Hamm Anderson. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Robert Earl Anderson. Fred served in the United States Army, and he was a member of the Mustang Club.
He is survived by his daughter: Deborah Ahern, Stockbridge; granddaughters: Alexis Jeanette-Ann Ahern, Asheynn Margaret-May Ahern, Addyson Rose-Magdalena Ahern, all of Stockbridge; siblings: Patricia (Joe) Distel; Brenda (Michael) Kolchin; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held May 4 at the chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Pastor Pat David Pinckney officiating. Interment Fairview Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.
Al Alessandri, 91, of McDonough, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013. He was born on January 23, 1922, in Springfield, MA. Al was a World War II veteran who served in France, India and China from 1942 – 1946. After a long career as a tool design engineer with Lithonia Lighting, he retired in 1989. He was a talented musician who trained to be a concert violinist in his younger years. Bass and piano were his instruments of choice. Al played bass in many bands on the East Coast, including Emma Kelley’s Statesboro Band and more recently the Henry County Moose Lodge. His hobbies included bowling and golf. He coached the Glenwood Junior League from 1965-1982 and instilled a love for the sport in many young people. Al was instrumental in organizing the Lithonia Lighting Golf League and after retirement was a starter-ranger at several golf courses including Lake Dow and Southerness.
Al is survived by his wife, Mary Smith Alessandri; his daughter, Lisa (Barry) Callahan of Springfield, VA and Marti Alessandri (John) of St. Petersburg, FL; grandsons, Sean Callahan of Springfield, VA and Ryan Callahan of Santa Fe, NM; sisters-in-law and a host of nieces and nephews throughout the country.
A funeral service for Al was held May 5 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions are asked to be made to Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2900 Salem Road, SE, Conyers, GA 30013 or to a charity of your choice. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com.
Jack Eugene Townley
Jack Eugene Townley, age 78, of Ellenwood, GA, formerly of Forest Park, GA, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013. Born January 26, 1935, in Jackson, MI, to the late Harold & Ruth Townley.
Mr. Townley worked for Eastern Airlines for 27 years and recently retired from Air Tran Airways.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Wylene Mays Townley, 3 stepdaughters in Atlanta, GA and 2 daughters in California.
Georgia Funeral Care & Cremations, in Acworth, GA, is in charge of the cremation arrangements. No service is planned at this time.
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