Obituaries - 04.08.15

Francis Henry Foster
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Francis Henry (Mickey) Foster, of Stockbridge, GA, died at the age of 81 on April 1, 2015 at Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, Georgia. Frank was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He attended Ursuline High School and graduated from Youngstown University. Frank and Noreen met and fell in love while studying to be teachers at Youngstown University. They started out married life as teachers, first in Ashtabula and then Youngstown, Ohio. Wanting a big family, Frank volunteered for active duty and began his career in the United States Army. Frank served in the United States Army for over 30 years, completing tours of duty in France, Fort Lee in Virginia, the Republic of South Vietnam – two tours, the University of Florida – earning a Master’s Degree in Education and teaching ROTC, Fort McClellan in Alabama, the Republic of Korea, Letterkenny Army Depot in Pennsylvania, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, and retired at Fort Meade in Maryland. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Noreen (nee Bennett) Foster of Chester, West Virginia, and his parents, Francis Hubert Foster and Corabelle (nee Osgood) Foster, both of Youngstown, Ohio.

Frank is survived by his seven children: Patrick J. Foster (Milton, FL), Thomas J. Foster (Stockbridge), Daniel J. Foster (Waipahu, HI), Bennett J. Foster (Ainstree, Liverpool, England), Julia R. Foster (Stockbridge), Colleen M. Foster (Stockbridge), and Gerard J. Foster (Hampton, GA) and his sister Patricia (nee Foster) Miller. Frank was also loved and cherished by his 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Frank’s funeral, when scheduled, will be held at Saint James the Apostle Catholic Church in McDonough, GA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Friends of the Army Women's Museum Association at P.O. Box 1027, Prince George, VA 23875. Cremation Society of Georgia in charge of arrangements, 1826 Marietta Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30318, 404-355-7627.

Thelma Landers Carpenter
Mrs. Thelma Landers Carpenter, age 83, of Hampton, GA passed away March 21, 2015.

Funeral services for Mrs. Carpenter were held Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Moores Temple Baptist Church in Hampton with Rev. Bobby Carpenter and Rev. Jerry Everett officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Park. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833,

Roger Lee Duncan
Roger Lee Duncan, age 67, of McDonough, GA died Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Memorial Services were held Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rick Herald officiating. Interment Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Douglas Blaydes
Mr. Douglas Blaydes, age 73, of McDonough, GA, formerly of Jonesboro, GA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Funeral service for Mr. Blaydes were held Monday, March 23, 2015 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Durham officiating. Interment Locust Grove Cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833, Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Jalen-Michael Thomas
Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Jalen-Michael Thomas of McDonough were held Thursday April 2, 2015 from Divine Faith Ministries International, Jones-boro with interment at Eastlawn Cemetery. Watkins Funeral Home, McDonough Chapel,

Harry T. Thornton
Harry T. Thornton died March 20, 2015. Murray Brothers Funeral Home, 404-349-3000.

Thelma Katherine Parker Johnson
Mrs. Thelma Katherine Parker Johnson, age 83 of Hampton, Georgia passed away March 22, 2015.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from the Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Mike Henderson, Rev. John Tarrer and Rev. Chuck Conkle officiated. Interment church cemetery. Contributions are asked to be made to the Liberty Hill Baptist Church in memory of Thelma. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough,, 770-914-8833.

Adelaide L. Elliott Light
Ms. Adelaide L. Elliott Light, age 100, died Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Kelley Presbyterian Church with Herman Miller officiating. Interment Kelley Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors,, 770-914-1414.

William Hugh Dorsey
Mr. William Hugh Dorsey, age 75, of Morrow, GA died March 27, 2015.

Services were held Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Bible Baptist Church in Hampton with Rev. Loren Regier, Rev. Dwain Dorsey and Rev. Nathan Dorsey officiating. Interment College Park Cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough,, 770-914-8833.