Obituaries - 07.01.15


Donna L. Keller



Donna L. “Nana” Keller, 65, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, July 2 in the chapel of Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street with Pastor Mark Powell officiating. The family will greet friends Thursday from 11:00AM until service time. Burial will follow in Cedar Ridge Cemetery.

Mrs. Keller was born in Atlanta, GA and was a para-pro at Riverdale Elementary School. She was a loving, caring, godly woman. Mrs. Keller was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Keller and her mother, Betty Eller Herrin.

Survivors include her son, Jason (Nicole) Keller; daughter, Jenny (Brad) Surfus; grandchildren; Matthew Surfus, Meagan (Chandler) Brooks, Haley Keller, Hannah Keller and Sydney Keller; father, Jack Herrin; brothers, Jerry Herrin and Joe Herrin; sisters, Lisa (Jeff) Butler and Kim (Tony) Worley; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Register online at www.hartsmort.com.

Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory, 765 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 has charge of arrangements.


Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson, age 68, Jonesboro, Ga., died June 20, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


James Newsome

James “Jim” Newsome, age 78, Jonesboro, Ga., died June 22, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Richard Lee McBrayer

Mr. Richard Lee McBrayer, age 77 of Hampton, Georgia passed away June 20, 2015. He was born in Thomaston, Ga. to the late Willard Alsom and Frances Hand McBrayer. Richard served his country in the Georgia National Guard and was retired from the FAA. He was an active member of the Hampton United Methodist Church where he was Lay Leader in 2001, Chairman of Trustees six times, last being in 2005, Board of Trustees numerous times, Chairman of Finance Committee, several years in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Sunday School Superintendent, first in the 1960’s then in 2004 – 2007, Head Usher in 1961- 1963 and again from 2003 – 2005, Chairman, Parsonage Committee in 1986, Building Committee Chairman (Charlie Green Wing) 1997 – 1998, and Finance Chairman Building Committee 1997 – 1998. He was the President of the Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties, Inc., Board member of the City Ethics Committee, City of Hampton Historian, Board of Directors of Hampton Museum, was inducted into the Henry County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 and was on the Ola A’s Baseball Team. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby McBrayer.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Kathryn Moore McBrayer of Hampton; sons, Mark (Coleen) McBrayer of Locust Grove and Jim (Tonya) McBrayer of McDonough; grandchildren, Mary Kay McBrayer, Justin Calalay, Hannah Chiasson, Katlyn McBrayer (Noah) Foulks, Jake McBrayer, Morgan Bates and Taylor Bates; sister-in-law, Becky McBrayer; nephews, Keith (Susan) McBrayer and Clark (Nadine) McBrayer; numerous great nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were conducted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from the Hampton United Methodist Church. Rev. Brent White officiated. Contributions are asked to be made to the Hampton United Methodist Church in memory of Richard. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.


Carolyn Waits

Carolyn Waits, age 89, Stockbridge, Ga., died June 22, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Joyce Simmons

Joyce Simmons, age 77, Stockbridge, Ga., died June 23, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Lance Edward Day

Mr. Lance Edward Day, age 64 of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away June 22, 2015. He was born in Adrian, Michigan to the late Ralph Edward and Lela Virginia Jacob Day. Lance was a graduate of Michigan State University and was retired from Warehouse Basics. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, attending Michigan State games and golfing.

Survivors include his children, Shauna Day of Fayetteville, Jeremy (Amy) Day of Locust Grove, Matthew (Sherri) Day of Onsted, Mich., Corbett (Nicole) Day of Adrian, Mich., Justin (Melissa) Joyce of Rochelle, Ill.; grandchildren, Cohen, Evan, Cooper, Parker, Ally, Lucas, Dylan, Blake, Makenna and Tyler; step-mother, Margie Day of Adrian, Mich.; siblings, Gregory (Barbara) Day of Palmyra, Va., Sandra (Don) Balhoff of Tyrone, Joni (Larry) Condon of Adrian, Mich.

Memorial services were conducted Thursday, June 25, 2015 from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Contributions are asked to be made to the Lymphoma Society in memory of Lance Edward Day. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Camellia Ann Davis

Camellia Ann Davis, age 60, Stockbridge, Ga., died June 23, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Paul Chapman Bradley

Mr. Paul Chapman Bradley, age 84 of McDonough, Ga. passed away June 26, 2015. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. to the late Edgar Leonard and Bessie Mae Jones Bradley. Paul faithfully served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired in 1992 from Arkansas Best Freight, was a member of the Teamsters Union and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by two wives, Dorothy Marie Bradley and Hildegard Bradley and by siblings, Charlie Bradley, Virginia Massey, Kathleen Wofford and Eddie Ruth Smith.

Survivors include his daughter, Renee Bradley of Woodstock, Georgia; sister, Natalie (Harry Lee) Pittman of Stockbridge, Ga.

Memorial services will be conducted Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Riley will officiate. Friends may visit the family one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to the Henry County Sheriff’s Association in memory of Paul. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Eduardo Hernandez

Eduardo Hernandez, age 51, McDonough, Ga., died June 23, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Vernon R. Acosta

Mr. Vernon R. Acosta, age 91, of McDonough, Ga. passed away June 6, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at McDonough First Baptist Church. Interment at the McDonough City Cemetery. Donations may be made to First Baptist Church of McDonough. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Chuck Stanley

Chuck Stanley, age 57, Rex, Ga., died June 24, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Joseph Donald Payne

Mr. Joseph Donald Payne, age 81 of Hampton, Georgia passed away June 7, 2015.

Memorial services were held Thursday, June 11, 2015 from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Harold Rutherford

Harold “Jack” Rutherford, age 85, McDonough, Ga., died June 28, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.