Obituaries - 02.18.15


Ricky Ernest Thompson
Ricky Ernest Thompson, age 47, of Stockbridge, Georgia, passed away on February 5, 2015. Ricky loved fishing and hunting. He worked as a carpet/flooring installer as well as construction. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Ernest and Lorraine Matthews; granddaughter Lylian Thomas; and aunt, Carol Heard.
He is survived by his mother, Gloria Richardson; father, David Richardson; son, Cody (Linda) Thompson; daughter, Kimberly (Matt) Thomas; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Dylan, Lydia, and Michelle (due any day); sister, Becky (Ronny) Gray; aunt and uncles, Linda and Gary Blair, Charles Matthews; nieces and nephews: Charlo, Matthew, Heather, Jonathan, Josh, Nikki, and Corey; cousins Johnny, Susan, Allen, Lisa and families; and many friends.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Ellenwood Oaks Community Church, 1234 Panola Road in Ellenwood. Peachtree Cremation Society, Conyers, Georgia. 678-413-0104.

Owen Tatum
Owen Tatum, age 70, of McDonough, GA passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015. He was born in Atlanta, GA to Lambert Owen and Annie Rudene Tatum, Sr. Mr. Tatum spent 30 years with the life insurance industry. He enjoyed classic cars, pocket watches, Case knives, and spending time at the beach. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend to many.
Mr. Tatum is survived by his wife of 50 years Shirlyn Ann Tatum of McDonough; son, Jeff Tatum of Conyers; daughter and son-in-law, Sherrie and David Lyon of Locust Grove; 3 grandchildren, Jessica Lyon, Jennifer Lyon and Jared Lyon all of Locust Grove; mother, Annie Rudene Tatum of Union City; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Lucy Tatum of McDonough; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Dean Fincher of Monticello, Anita and Danny Watkins of Soddy Daisy, TN; plus several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Chaplain Don Daly officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Robert Phillips
Robert “Bob” Phillips, age 76, of Panama City Beach, FL; formerly of Riverdale, GA, died Sunday, February 1, 2015.
Funeral Services were held at the Chapel of the Pines at Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus, GA on Wednesday, February 4. Interment Parkhill Cemetery. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Esther Carol Taylor
Mrs. Esther Carol Taylor, age 65 of Jackson, Georgia passed away January 31, 2015.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 4 from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Interment Locust Grove Cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833 www.haistenfunerals.com.

William R. Daugherty
William R. “Bill” Daugherty, age 89, of McDonough, GA died Sunday, February 1, 2015.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Salem Baptist Church, McDonough with Dr. Danny Wiggins, Rev. Rick Statham and Dr. Tom Daugherty officiating. Interment Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, GA. Donations may be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 1577 NE Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30329. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Ellis Mayo, Jr.
Mr. Ellis Mayo, Jr., age 74 of McDonough, Georgia passed away January 31, 2015.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Rev. Marty Parris officiated. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833 www.haistenfunerals.com.

Zachary Taylor Robinson
Zachary Taylor Robinson, age 17, of Stockbridge, GA died Tuesday, February 3, 2015.
Memorial services were held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. The family has requested that donations be made to Woodland High School, 800 North Moseley Drive, Stockbridge, GA 30281, earmarked for the football program. All donations will be used to purchase new helmets for the team, a purpose that Zachary felt was important. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

William Alburn Grier
William Alburn Grier, age 93, of McDonough GA died February 2, 2015.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 4 with Pastors Brooks Everett and Kenny Snow officiating. Intern- ment East Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607 Shrinershospitalsfor children.org Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.

Andee D. Rogers
Andee D. Rogers, LUTCF age 62, of Jackson, GA died Saturday, February 7, 2015.
Memorial services were held at Rocky Branch Arena in Forsyth on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 with Pastor Greg Reed, officiating. Donations may be made to the Georgia Equine Rescue League, LTD, P.O. Box 328, Bethlehem, GA 30620. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Patricia Adelle Whidden
Mrs. Patricia Adelle Whidden, age 86, of McDonough, GA passed away February 5, 2015.
A memorial service for Mrs. Whidden was held February 15 at Community Bible Church with Pastor Jason Windsor and Nancy Penick officiating. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.

Delores Adams
Delores Adams, age 76, of Jonesboro, GA died Sunday, February 8, 2015.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Irvin Pearre officiating. Interment Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com, 770-914-1414.