Obituaries - 03.18.15


Gary Frank Walden

Mr. Gary Frank Walden, age 65, of Hampton, GA passed away March 6, 2015. Gary was born in Atlanta, GA the son of the late Virginia Walden Piziak and Benjamin Frank Walden. Gary served his country in the US Navy from 1969 – 1972. He was the owner of Southern RV in Jonesboro, GA.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Donna S. Walden of Hampton; son and daughter-in-law, Bradley C. Walden and Elizabeth R. Walden; daughter and son-in-law, Ashley E. Swords and Robert M. Swords; granddaughters, Kathryn Walden and Jenna Walden; mother and father-in-law, Ronnie Stone and Donald Stone; mother-in-law, Betty Bogardus; sisters-in-law, Karen Stone and Laura Stone; and brother-in-law, Terry Stone.

A celebration of life service for Gary will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Chaplain Asa Mangum officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Gary’s name to Cure PSP-https://give.psp.org. “Tribute”. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.


Elizabeth W. Turner

Elizabeth W. Turner, age 92, of McDonough, GA died Friday, March 13, 2015. She was born in Weston, GA to Olin Alvin and Edna Martin Williams, Sr. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in McDonough. In addition to her parents, Ms. Turner was preceded in death by her husband, James Roy Turner, Jr., and siblings, Olin Williams, Sr. and Jessie Eldridge.

Ms. Turner is survived by children, James Roy Turner, III (Fran), Jefferson Blakely Turner (Carol); grandchildren, Mary Aldrich (Brandon), Jeff Turner (Fritha), Frank Turner (Lisa), Roy Turner (Bekah), Jane Sandford (Clyde), Amy Turner, Diane Turner, and Ruth Turner; plus 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 16, 2015 at First United Methodist Church, McDonough with Pastor Rick Maeser officiating. Interment McDonough City Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Camp Fortson Youth Center, 999 Fortson Road, Hampton, GA 30228. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Lynette Andrews

Lynette Andrews age 91 of Stockbridge passed away March 3, 2015.

Funeral services were held Friday March 6, 2015 in the Fairview Chapel of Horis A. Ward with Mr. David Decker officiating. Interment Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel, 770-474-1231.


Betty Jo Austin Goodwin

Betty Jo Austin Goodwin, age 85 of Stockbridge, GA, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Stockbridge City Cemetery, with Lynn Richards officiating. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Geor-gia Chapter, 1925 Century Blvd., NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345-3315. Family and friends may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Barbara June McLeroy

Barbara June McLeroy, age 81, of Stockbridge, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel. Interment Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Forest Park. Condolences may be offered at www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, 770-474-1231.


Ashley May Forbes

Ms. Ashley May Forbes, age 29, of Locust Grove, GA passed away March 6, 2015.

A memorial service for Ashley was held Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Momentum Christian Church in Stockbridge. The family has requested contributions to be made to an account for Jadyn entitled “Donation Account for Jadyn Blanco” at any Wells Fargo Bank location in memory of Ashley. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.