Obituaries - 01.06.16
Christine Turley, age 89, of Stockbridge, Ga., passed away Friday, December 11, 2015.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel with Richard Long officiating. Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered online at www.horis awardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, 770-474-1231.
Adeline Alberta Hubler
Adeline Alberta Hubler, age 91, of McDonough, Ga., passed away December 13, 2015.
A memorial service was held at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in McDonough on Friday, December 18, 2015. Donations may be made to St. James Catholic Church in McDonough. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfun erals.com, 770-914-8833.
Dorothy Brown Beaty
Dorothy Brown Beaty, age 105, of Stockbridge, Ga., died Monday, December 14, 2015.
Graveside services were held on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Oconee Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Olin McBride officiating. Donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 1000 Center Place NW, Norcross, GA 30093, or McDonough Presbyter-ian Church Building Fund, 427 McGarity Road, McDonough, GA 30252.
James R. Dykes
Mr. James R. Dykes, age 89, of McDonough, Ga., passed away December 16, 2015. He was born on November 17, 1926 to the late Early Dykes and Martha Kelly Dykes.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Dykes; children, Jane Maloney of Richland, Johnny Dykes of McDonough and Jeff Dykes of Griffin; grandchildren, Chris Maloney and Mandi Dykes; great grand child, Kaitlyn Maloney. He is a retired veteran of the United States Army. He was a devoted family man with a love for fishing and gardening.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Harvest Point UMC. Dr. Steven Usry officiated.
Rebecca Lynn McGee
Rebecca Lynn McGee (James F. Archer), age 55 of McDonough, Ga., passed away December 20, 2015. She was born in Home-stead, Fla. to Thomas and Patricia Therber Archer. She received an Associate’s in Theology from Slidell Baptist Seminary and attended First Baptist Church of McDonough. Rebecca enjoyed painting, camping, the beach, SCI-FI movies and was a writer. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Jeanette Gilbert.
Survivors include her husband, Kevin McGee of McDonough; parents, Thomas and Patricia Archer of McDonough; brothers, John (Renee) Archer of Newport News, Va., Jeffrey (Amy) Archer of Mandeville, La. and Joseph (Tina) Archer of McDonough; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 23, 2015 from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Dr. Charles Thomas officiated. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.
Lynn D. Freedman
Lynn D. Freedman, age 66, of Henry County, Ga., passed away from lengthy illness and cardiac arrest and into the arms of The Lord, January 2, 2016, at Piedmont Henry Hospital. She was born in Big Rapids, Mich., the daughter of Otto and Dorothy (Mackie) Quack. She graduated from Soo High School with high academic achievement, later graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. Lynn took a successful career path as a theatric actor and Theater Production Director, engaged in leading roles in Macbeth and Antigone at Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. From 2000-2004, she oversaw production and direction of the yearly Miss Henry County Georgia scholarship pageant, a preliminary to the Miss Georgia and Miss America Pageants. Later, she helped establish and directed the University of Georgia’s Miss Sorority Row program, the largest theatrical production in the university’s history, which garnered $10,000 annually in charitable contributions for the American Red Cross. An avid lover of pets and always serving others, Lynn was a Pet Therapy trainer of the family Golden Retriever, Yoda, for volunteer service at Henry County’s Laurel Park Rehabilitation Center. Lynn also served as a Senior Director in the Lupus Foun-dation of America and was actively engaged in service at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Stockbridge, Georgia. Lynn had a passion for cooking and her kitchen and dining room table were always the family gathering places for Easter, Thanks-giving, Christmas, birthdays and a multitude of friendship get-togethers. She was the ultimate military wife raising the boys, caring for the home and all its chores and handling a multitude of responsibilities while her husband was called away to military duty many times during their 26-year Army career. She was preceded in death by her father Otto and younger brother Dennis Quack.
She is survived by her husband Gary Freedman, sons Christo-pher (Atlanta, Ga.,) and David (West LaFayette, Ind.), mother Dorothy Quack (Sault, Mich.), and sisters Diane Putman (Canton, Ill.) and Eileen Vert (Sault, Mich.), 14 grandchildren, and her loyal Golden Retriever companion Sherlock.
Funeral visitation will be held January 6, 2016 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Haisten Funeral Home (1745 Zack Hinton Parkway, McDonough, GA). Funeral services will be held January 7 at 11 a.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3250 Mt. Zion Road in Stockbridge. Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Scott Hudgens Drive in Canton. The family requests memorial contributions to the Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Stockbridge. Haisten Funeral Home, McDon-ough, www.haistenfunerals .com, 770-914-8833.