Obituaries - 12.23.15


Colwin Albert Kelly
Colwin Albert Kelly, age 77, of Locust Grove, Georgia, was surrounded by his family as he went home to be with the Lord on December 10, 2015.
Colwin is survived by Paula, his soulmate and wife of over 36 years; children: Jennifer Kelly, Christopher Kelly, Nicola Myers, Amba Moffett, Andre Kelly, Carla Kelly (deceased), Dale Kelly and Tara Kelly; grandchildren: Nabiha Kelly-Bodie, Renita Wright, Christina Kelly, Kevin Jackson, Jr., Adeyinka Ogunfowora, Patrick Jackson, Dale Ogunfowora, Nicholas Jackson, Christian Kelly, Taylor Kelly, Paige Kelly, Andre Jr. and Keon Walcott; great-grandchildren: Demetrius Kelly, Hannah Bodie, Jeremiah Trossi and Lleyton White; mother-in-law Joyce Martin Smith; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ronald Smith, Leyland Smith, Colin Smith, Mark Smith, Yonette Brathwaite, and Joycelyn Smith-Edwards; daughter-in-law and son-in-law Julette Kelly and Robert Myers; intended daughter-in-law Erica Williams; grandson-in-law and granddaughter-in-law Neil Bodie and Amy Jackson; ten nieces and nephews and twenty three great-nieces and great nephews. Colwin was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to all.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Haisten Funerals and Cremations in McDonough, Georgia, on Friday, December 18. Funeral services for Colwin were at St. James Catholic Church in McDonough, GA on Saturday, December 19 from 11a.m. to 12 p.m. Colwin was laid to rest at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge, GA. Haisten Funeral Home, McDon-ough, www.haistenfunerals .com, 770-914-8833.

Horace Edward Norsworthy
Horace Edward Norsworthy, age 97, passed away on December 14, 2015. He was born in Butts County, Ga. the ninth of fourteen children born to Leary and Clyde McClure Norsworthy. He left school after the ninth grade to work and help support the family, working in the fields plowing mules. He played baseball and was recruited by Lawrence Turner, who would become his father-in-law, to play ball with the Ola team. When World War II began he volunteered with the Navy and served four years, achieving the rank of Aircraft Machinist Mate First Class. While on leave in 1943 he married Evelyn Turner and they were married for 70 years when she died in January 2014. After the war they began to farm the land he bought in Ola with his Navy pay. He began farming with mules and then later a John Deere tractor. For many years he had a dairy with a herd of Holstein cows. After selling the dairy he raised cotton, soy beans and beef cattle. Horace was baptized at nine years of age; After he married, he joined Turner United Methodist Church. He went early for many years on Sunday morning to build the fire in the wood stove to heat the church. He served in many other capacities including Sunday School Superintendent and Trustee and cut the grass at the church up until his early eighties. Horace enjoyed quail hunting and fishing. He did some rabbit hunting but that may have been just so he could have beagle hounds. Horace was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, his son-in-law, Charles Ellenberger and step grandsons Nat and Eric Horne; and several siblings.
Survivors are his daughter, Edith Norsworthy Ellenberger, grandsons, Ben and Tom Ellenberger and Tom’s wife, Angelina and a great granddaughter, Adelaide Rose. He is also survived by his son, Tom Norsworthy and a daughter, Susan Norsworthy and her husband Dennis Horne; their daughter-in-law, Cassandra and a great granddaughter, Madison Horne; siblings, Esther N. Brannan, Lester Norsworthy and Lorene N. Hardy.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Turner United Metho-dist church with Rev. Leon Baxter and Rev. James Miller officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to Turner United Methodist Church. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haisten funerals .com, 770-914-8833.

Mildred Hood Owen McKibben
Mrs. Mildred Hood Owen McKibben, age 92, of McDonough, Ga., passed away December 17, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. the daughter of the late Minnie Cobble Hood and David Alexander Hood. Mildred was a member of First Baptist Church of McDonough and the Gleaners Sunday School Class. She was a member of the McDonough Woman’s Club and was in four bridge clubs. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking, flowers, traveling and was known for her positive outlook on life. She was preceded in death by husbands, Hugh Dorsey Owen and L. P. McKibben; grandson, Brian Womack; and sisters, Norma Dickson and Joella Almand.
Survivors are her children, Bill McKibben (Valerie) of Oxford, Debby Womack (Jim) of McDonough, David Owen (Susan) of McDonough, Kathi Lee (Kelly) of McDonough, Candy Barnette (Ron) of Dunedin, FL; grandchildren, Jay McKibben, Kel Lee (Tabby), Rebecca Bernier (Mark), Walt Lee (Rebecca), Dave Womack (Amber); great grandchildren, J. K. Lee and Ryan Lee, Hayden and Harper Womack, Anna Elizabeth Bernier and Campbell Lee.
Funeral services for Mildred McKibben were held Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of McDonough with Rev. Dr. Charles Thomas and Rev. Tom Bergman officiating. For those who wish, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of McDonough or the charity of your choice. The family received friends at the church fellowship hall prior to the service. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfun erals.com, 770-914-8833.

Angela Lucile Shaw
Angela Lucile Shaw, age 52, of McDonough Ga., died Decem-ber 15, 2015.
Services were held Saturday, December 19, 2015 at New Hope Baptist Church in McDon-ough with Reverend John Cromer officiating. The family is asking for donations to help with the expense of the services. Covington Crematory, 11407 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, GA 30016, 470-205-3738.

Charles W. Lancaster
Charles W. Lancaster, age 77, of Madison, Ga., formerly of McDonough passed away December 16, 2015.
Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfun erals.com, 770-914-8833.

Butch D’Elia
Butch D’Elia, age 60, of McDonough, Ga., died Thursday, December 17, 2015.
Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals .com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Christine Anne Mason
Christine "Christy" Anne Mason, age 58, of Stockbridge, Ga., passed away on December 20, 2015.
Condolences may be offered online at www.horisawardfair viewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, 770-474-1231.