Obituaries - 10.07.15


Randy Taylor
Randy Taylor, age 61, of McDonough, Ga., died Thurs-day, October 1, 2015. He was born in Leesburg, Fla. to the late Elbert Mabry Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Gandy Taylor. Randy was a gentle soul. He had a kind and giving heart. He was a loving son, brother, and friend to many. He was a Christian and loved all of God’s creations and all living things. He especially loved the Arizona mountains. He will be missed and his memory will live on in the lives of those he touched. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his sister, Lynda Iley.

Randy is survived by mother, Mary Elizabeth Taylor; children, Laura Powell, St. George, S.C., Dave Taylor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; siblings, Sharon Haulk, McDonough, Ga., Lillian Walsh, St. Augustine, Fla., Wilburn Humphrey, Leesburg, Fla., Betty McIntyre, Lakeland, Fla.; grandchildren, Nicholas Powell and Tanner Powell.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.southerncres centcrematorium.com. Southern Crescent Crematorium. 770-692-3819.


Roger Lee Elmgreen
Mr. Roger Lee Elmgreen, age 72 of McDonough, Ga., passed away October 3, 2015. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho to the late Richard and Coralynn Clark Elmgreen. He was raised and lived in Wheaton, Ill. and joined the Army on August 1, 1960 as a Military Police Officer. He faithfully served his country in the Vietnam War and retired after 20 years of service. After retirement, he remained in law enforcement for several years. Roger enjoyed time with his family and friends, playing cards and going antiquing. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Elmgreen of McDon-ough, Ga.; children, Roger Elmgreen of Evans, Ga., and Pam (Todd) Vaughn of Newnan, Ga.; step-children, Michelle (Don) Price of Newnan, Ga., Katrina Bloom of Alabama, Kathryn Ferguson of N.C.; siblings, Richard L. Elmgreen of Meansville, Ga., Ron (Candy) Elmgreen of Wonder Lake, Ill., Randy (Rosemarie) Elmgreen of Sweetwater, Tenn., Roxanne (Gene) Lunger of Everett, Pa.; uncle, Lauren (Linda) Clark of Nephi, Utah; several grandchildren, one great grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Mr. Dan Compston will officiate. Interment at Eastlawn Memorial Park with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to the 127th Military Police Vietnam Veteran’s Association, 529 Lemon Court, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 in memory of Roger. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfuner als.com, 770-914-8833.


Myrtle Rodgers Glass
Myrtle Rodgers Glass, age 96, of McDonough, Ga., passed away August 29, 2015.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 2, 2015 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough with Rev. Dave Riley officiating. Inter-ment at Eastlawn Memorial Cemetery. The family requests donations in her memory be made to First Baptist Church, McDonough, Georgia or to the charity of your choice. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Karin B. Jones
Mrs. Karin B. Jones, age 67, of McDonough, Ga., passed away September 2, 2015.

Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfun erals.com 770-914-8833.


Alfred D. Brown
Mr. Alfred D. “Al” Brown, age 85 of McDonough, Ga., passed away September 3, 2015.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 6, 2015 from the McDonough First United Methodist Church. Pastor Rick Maeser and Rev. Darris Baker officiated. Interment at Eastlawn Memorial Park. Contributions are asked to be made to the American Legion Post 55 in memory of Al. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.hais tenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


George Arnold Gaines
CW4 Retired George Arnold Gaines, age 67, of Locust Grove, Ga., died Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Darron Turner officiating. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannoncleve landfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Sam T. Wilson
Sam T. Wilson, age 70, of Stockbridge, Ga., died Sunday, September 20, 2015.

Memorial services were held Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Chaplain Don Daly officiating. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannoncleve landfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Esther M. Slusser
Esther M. Slusser, age 94, of Jonesboro, Ga., died Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Pastor Matt Grimes officiating. Inter-ment at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals. com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Rita Marie Nunz
Rita Marie Nunz, age 91, of Stockbridge, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel with Sam Braswell officiating. Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel, 770-474-1231.