Obituaries - 09.23.15


Lillie Ree Miller
Lillie Ree Miller, age 97, of Stockbridge, Ga., died Septem-ber 14, 2015.

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


Raleigh Bethea Gilmore
Mr. Raleigh Bethea Gilmore, age 74, of McDonough, Ga., passed away September 5, 2015. Raleigh was born in Loris, S.C. the son of the late Lottie Cox Gilmore and Jesse Monroe Gilmore. He was preceded in death by brothers, Ben Gilmore and Harry Gilmore. Raleigh was retired from Delta Air Lines as a customer service agent with 25 plus years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing golf, traveling, and was known for his sense of humor.

Survivors are his wife, Dawn Moser Gilmore of McDonough; children, Holly Lewis (Todd) of McDonough, Tanya Colgrove (Dale) of Seneca, S.C., and Josh Gilmore (Candi) of McDonough; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; sister, Pearl Reaves of Kernesville, N.C., Dalma Holt of Alpharetta, Edna Johnson of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Mollie Jacobs of Columbia, S.C.; several nieces and nephews.

A visitation for Mr. Gilmore was held at Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. The family held a Memorial Service in Columbia, SC at Springdale Baptist Church, 357 Wattling Road, W. Columbia, S.C. on Saturday, September 19, 2015. A private inurnment will be held by the family at Celestial Memorial Gardens in South Carolina. For those who wish, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road SE, Smyrna, GA 30080 or to the charity of your choice. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com 770-914-8833.


Bobby Asbury Miller
Mr. Bobby Asbury Miller of McDonough, Ga., passed away September 20, 2015. He was born in Ola in 1935, the son of the late Fannie Tolleson Miller and Lorenzo Lee Miller, and lived all of his 80 years in the Ola community. Bobby was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Joyce Smith Miller; brothers, Bernard and Wesley Miller; and a sister, Josephine Miller Rodgers. Bobby was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a lifetime member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church where he served on various committees and enjoyed singing in the choir and quartet. He graduated from McDonough High School in 1953; then served in the Georgia National Guard and was employed with Atlanta Gas Light for 42 years where he became manager of operations in the Information Systems Department. Bobby was a member of the Henry County Cattlemen’s Association serving as president for about 10 years. He served on the Snapping Shoals EMC Trust Board for 14 years and held the position of chairman for several years. Bobby had a love for raising beef cattle, taking care of the farm, and traveling.

Bobby leaves behind a legacy that includes his wife, Beth Miller; children, Sheila and Dean Kelley, Rita and Fred Tilt; grandsons, Jonathan and Jason Kelley, all of McDonough and Luke Tilt of Valdosta; great grandsons, Aidan, Cooper, Colton and Caden; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Alex Stroud and Justin White officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 992 Mt. Bethel Road, McDonough, GA 30252. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Patricia Annette Clarke
Patricia Annette Clarke, age 55, of Morrow, GA, died September 14, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.southerncrescentcrematorium.com. Southern Crescent Crema-torium, 770-692-3819.


Richard Fred Vincent
Mr. Richard Fred Vincent, age 64, of McDonough, Ga., died August 22, 2015.

Memorial services were held Saturday, August 29, 2015 in Haisten Funeral Home Chapel. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com 770-914-8833.


Henry F. Miller

Henry F. Miller, age 87, of Stockbridge, Ga., died Septem-ber 16, 2015.

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


William Ellis
William “Pop” Ellis, age 84, of Stockbridge, Ga., died Saturday, September 5, 2015.

The funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 9 in the chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


David James Hogg
Mr. David James “Coach” Hogg, age 73, of McDonough, Ga., passed away August 23, 2015.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 27, 2015 from the Flippen United Methodist Church. Pastor Ken Huff officiated. Contributions are asked to be made to www.woundedwar riorproject.org in memory of Coach Hogg. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.