Obituaries - 06.10.15


Earl Pendley
Earl Pendley, lifelong resident of Henry County and Hampton, Ga, 93 years old, entered into rest on May 29, 2015. Earl was the youngest son of Jasper Elijah Pendley of McDonough, GA and Sarah Frances (Sallie) King, of Hampton, GA. Earl was born and worked on a farm and graduated from the first Hampton High School in 1938 and from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, in 1942 with a degree in Business. Not long after he finished college Uncle Sam called Earl to serve in the US Army in World War II and Korea, where he was honorably discharged with the rank of Master Sergeant. He saw action in the Guadalcanal and Bougainville Campaigns in the South Pacific, and Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines. Earl met and courted Alice Clyde Jackson while at Berry College, and they were married in 1946. Earl and Alice celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in February 2015. Earl started his working career as a sales clerk at JC Penny’s in Griffin and worked as a door-to-door salesman for the LB Price Mercantile Company in Atlanta prior to going into business for himself in Hampton, Georgia, where he ran several businesses on Main Street for many years. He was a dedicated gardener and sold his tomatoes to local restaurants. He enjoyed fishing, eating peanut butter, and never missed a Braves baseball game. He was a lifelong member of the Berea Christian Church in Hampton. He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne K. Pendley.

Earl is survived by his wife, Alice, a son, Charles, of McDonough, Georgia, a daughter, Sarah Earlene, from Baltimore, MD; grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Ferry of Boston, Colin Wolf Weiner of New York City, and Molly Elise Weiner of Baltimore; great-granddaughter, Miller Catherine Ferry of Boston, MA; sister-in-law, Vivian Pendley; and niece, Elaine Warlick.

Funeral services were held at the Berea Christian Church in Hampton, on Wednesday, June 3 at 11 a.m. followed by interment in the Berea Cemetery, Hampton. For those who wish donations may be made to Berea Christian Church, 37 Woolsey Road, Hampton, GA 30228 and please make notation that your donation is in memory of Earl Pendley. Haisten Funeral Home, McDon-ough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Jeannette M. White
Jeannette M. White, age 65, of McDonough, Ga, passed away on June 7, 2015. She was born on April 23, 1950 to the late James M. and Corliss M. Hollingshead. She grew up in several cities including Forest Park and cities in the North Georgia Mountains including Ball Ground, Ludville, Talking Rock and Nelson. Jeannette had a love for the elderly and animals and worked as an animal rescue advocate for years. She loved the outdoors including fishing and also loved to watch birds and squirrels that lived around her residence. In 1982 she met and then married the love of her life, Hal and they were together for 33 years until her death. She also had a strong love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and always kept him as the cornerstone of her life. She was a member of Gospel Harvest Outreach Church. She was preceded in death by her grand-mother, Mattie Mae Shirley and daughter, Carol E. Tipton.

Jeannette is also survived by her other children, Cindy M. Burch of Griffin, Ga and Lester L. Spriggs, Jr. of Stockbridge, Ga. She leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sibling Ann (John) Byars along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who she loved and cared for so much.

Visitation will be held on June 10, 2015 from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 6 until 8 p.m. at Horis Ward funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Fairview Road in Stockbridge. Funeral services will be held on June 11, 2015 at 1 p.m. with burial to follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Pastor Doug Drucker will officiate. Those who wish may sign the online registry guestbook at www.horiswardfairviewchapel.com.


Jerrell Smith
Jerrell Smith, age 83, of Stockbridge, Ga passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel with Mike Smith, Adam Southerland and Jimmy Lee officiating. Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stock-bridge. Donations may be made to True Gospel Baptist Church; 898 Pleasant Hill Rd NW, Conyers, GA 30012, 404-316-8556. Condolences may be offered at www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel, 770-474-1231.


Romana D. London
Romana D. London, age 83, of Snellville, Ga died Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Fr. Liam Coyne officiating. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Susan Gill Coward
Mrs. Susan Gill Coward, age 68, of McDonough, Ga formerly of Dublin passed away May 20, 2015.

An inurnment memorial service was held Friday, May 29, 2015 at Andersonville National Ceme-tery. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Michelle Norton Collins
Mrs. Michelle Norton Collins, age 42, of Locust Grove, Ga passed away May 22, 2015.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Vines officiating. Interment at Eastlawn Memorial Park in McDonough. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Richard Gene Guest
Mr. Richard Gene “Dick” Guest, age 68 of McDonough, Ga passed away May 23, 2015.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Pastor Jerry Jones officiated. Interment at Eastlawn Memorial Park. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Joyce Ann Fain
Joyce Ann Fain, age 74, of McDonough, Ga passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel. Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel, 770-474-1231.


Louise Kirkland Gresham
Mrs. Louise Kirkland Gresham, age 83 of McDonough, Ga passed away May 28, 2015.

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 31, 2015 from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Pastor Joe Durham officiated. Interment Eastlawn Memorial Park. Contributions are asked to be made to AutismSpeaks.org or Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 750, Silver Spring, MD 20910 in memory of Louise. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.