Obituaries - 05.06.15


Gregory Phillip Sullivan
Gregory Phillip Sullivan, age 39, of Locust Grove, GA died Tuesday, April 28, 2015. He was born in Mobile, AL to the late Eugene Vivian and Sylvia Jean Sullivan.

Gregory is survived by his loving wife: Mary Elizabeth Sullivan, Locust Grove, GA; daughter: Madeleine Elizabeth Sullivan, Locust Grove, GA; mother: Sylvia Jean Sullivan, Mobile, AL; siblings: Eugene Sullivan, MN, Jennifer Rogers, Mobile, AL Stephen Sullivan, Mobile, AL, David Sullivan, Mobile, AL, Charles Sullivan, Mobile, AL, and Paul Sullivan; numerious nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, AL and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, Jonesboro, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gregory’s wife and daughter. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Shirley Robinson
Mrs. Shirley Robinson, age 80 of Hampton, Georgia passed away April 28, 2015. She was born in LaGrange, Georgia to the late Redman and Dolly Maze. She was a member of the Lovejoy Baptist Church and enjoyed crafts, roller skating, dancing, music and gardening. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie Robinson and her daughter, Jeannette Yancey.

Survivors include her daughters, Sandra (Ricky) Miller, Marie Standish, Patricia (Rick) Russell, Brenda (Tim) Mosley; ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Meadow Way Garden Cemetery in LaGrange. Contri-butions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Shirley. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.


Marshall L. Burdette
Mr. Marshall L. Burdette, age 80, of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Brightmoor Hospice. Mr. Burdette was born in Fairburn, Georgia on August 24, 1934. Mr. Burdette was a member of the Faith Independent Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia. He was retired from AT Systems and a veteran of the United States Army. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Lee and Mollie Bell Burdette; his wife, Dorothy Marie Burdette who passed away August, 2011, sister, Mary Ann Hornsby.

Survivors include, daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Harry Hays of Griffin, Mark and Tammie Burdette of Griffin, Mike and Sherri Burdette of Griffin, Tim Burdette of Fayetteville; 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Jones; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Marshall L. Burdette were held Monday, May 4, 2015 in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Pastor Myron McIntyre officiated. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, College Park. Please join the family in honoring the life of Marshall L. Burdette by visiting www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com and posting your tributes and memories.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements.


Charles Fincher
Charles (Chuck) Fincher, age 79, of Locust Grove, GA died Friday, May 1, 2015. He was born in Atlanta, GA to the late Charles Lamden and Mary Virginia Lay Fincher, Jr. Chuck was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and all around outdoorsman.

Chuck is survived by 2 daughters; brother: James Fincher, Loganville, GA; 2 grandchildren; niece, Cheryl Stewart, Monroe, GA; and private nurse/care giver: Julie Shumaker, Locust Grove, GA.

Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. Interment followed at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Monday, May 4, 2015 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Annis Nell Rawls Payne
Mrs. Annis Nell Rawls Payne, age 83, of McDonough, GA, passed away May 1, 2015. Mrs. Payne was born in Atlanta, GA the daughter of the late Nellie Grace Manders Rawls and Henry Jefferson Rawls. Mrs. Payne enjoyed spending time with family and friends, spoiling her dogs, traveling in their RV across country, renting beach houses with loved ones on the Gulf Coast, cruises, bird watching, reading, watching westerns (at maximum volume) and word search puzzles. Mrs. Payne was honored to be called Mom /Mama/Meemaw by several additional non-biological cherished daughters who were tied to her by heart strings…and closest to her heart was her beloved Flamingo Flock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Hyatte Payne Sr.; and siblings, Evelyn Whidby, Virginia Whidby, Frances Garner, Hershel Rawls, Marvin (Jack) Rawls, Raymond Rawls, and Charles Rawls.

Survivors are her children; Ann Payne Norman, (Andy) of McDonough and Elmo Hyatte (Moe) Payne Jr. (Donita) of Osage City, KS; sister-in-law, Mildred (Millie) Rawls of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Christopher (Chris) Hyatte Payne and Katelyn Brooke Payne; great grandchildren, Morgan Ann Payne, Natasha Danae Payne and Loralye Raelyn Payne; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 4, 2015 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Dr. Lavon Womack officiating. Interment Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Forest Park. For those who wish, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Bobby E. Moore
Mr. Bobby E. Moore, age 83 passed away May 3, 2015 of a recent illness at Faith View Personal Care Home. He was born in Waverly, AL to the late Herbert and Bonnie Moore. He lived most of his life in Forest Park, GA and the last several years in McDonough, GA. Bobby served his country in the Navy and retired after 40 years with Colonial and Big Star Grocery Stores. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lounelle Moore, son, Kenneth Moore, brothers, Roy Lee Moore, J.T. Moore and John Moore.

Survivors include daughters, Tonja and Mickey Scott of Vidalia, GA, Donna and Danny Montrois of McDonough, GA; grandsons, Ryan and Amy Scott of Underwood, IN, Chris and Kristie Scott of Glenwood, GA, Jason and Brittany Montrois of McDonough, GA; great grandchildren, Hannah Scott Wheeler of Lyons, GA, Sydney Scott, Ian Scott, Mackenzie Scott and Brantley Scott, all of Glenwood, GA, Ariel Scott and Joey Scott, both of Underwood, IN; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marybeth and Orville McEntire of Mount Pisgah, NC and Beryl and Phillip Brand of Marietta, GA; several nieces and nephews.

No services will be held. Haisten Funeral Home, McDon-ough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Edward Butler Jackson
Edward Butler Jackson, age 86, of McDonough, GA died Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was born in Portal, GA to the late Edward Butler Jackson Sr. and Emma Butler Small. He is preceded in death by his wife Lois Taylor Jackson, daughter, Patricia Ann Freeman, grandson, Leonard Edward Todd, sisters, Earlene Brannan, Clara Mae Dempsey, and Doris Johnson,

Mr. Jackson is survived by his daughters, Elaine (Billy) Hobby and Betty Lois (Vernon) Waters, McDonough, GA; grandchildren, Billy Joel Hobby, Jr., McDonough, GA; Kristi Elaine Hobby, McDonough, GA, Curtis Ray Waters, Douglas, MA and Brian Scott Waters, Gilbert, AZ; great-grandchildren: Joel McKay Seagraves, Annslyn Elaine Thomason, Brinklee Loleen Thomason, Jacob Waters, Zachary Waters, Matthew Waters, Vanessa Gilliland, Taylor Waters; great-great-grandchildren, Emma Waters, Matthew Lewis Waters Jr., Jedidiah Waters; sisters, Ruth Akins, Portal, GA and Emma Sapp, St. Simon, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Jeff Watkins officiating. Interment Fairview Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Ruth A. Campbell
Ruth A. Campbell, age 80, of McDonough, GA died Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was born in Carrollton, GA to the late Danford Grady Akin and Arrie Estelle Evans Akin. She was a member of Glen Haven Baptist Church.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 62 years: Charles Campbell, McDonough, GA daughters: Robin (Butch) Andrews and Pam (Joe) Wright; grandsons: Clint (Julie) Andrews and Brandon (Alejandra) Andrews; great grandchildren: Emmanuel, Victor, Addi, Graceleigh and one on the way; a sister: Linda McSwain and her dog Max.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Glen Haven Baptist Church with, Rev. Stan Berrong officiating. Interment Sherwood Memorial Park. The family request donations be made to Glen Haven’s Beyond Measure Building Fund. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


R. G. Rudy Kelley
R. G. Rudy Kelley, age 80, of Stockbridge, GA died Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was born in Kelleytown, GA to the late Clifton Cloud and Raleigh Vee Crumbley Kelley. Rudy was Presbyterian, a Veteran of the United States Army and Owner / Operator of Southside Tire Company. He served as Mayor of Stockbridge for 31 years. While serving as Mayor, he was a member of Atlanta Regional Commission. He was owner of Wireless ETC. Rudy’s favorite past time was a round of golf. He was a member of the Eagles Landing Country Club. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Mr. Kelley is survived by his wife of 59 years Mary Jo Kelley; children, Rudy (Natalie) Kelley, Jr., Kim Kelley, Kristy (Chris) Harris; siblings, Billy Kelley and Mary Ann Brisendine; grandchildren, Anna and Lauren Harris; and Kassie Bella his four legged daughter.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at First United Methodist Church of Stockbridge. Interment at Kelley Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Rosiezetta Glover
Rosiezetta Glover, age 71, of McDonough, GA died Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. James Miller officiating. Interment Georgia National Cemetery. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.