Obituaries - 01.20.16


Bonnie Grace Carver
Bonnie Grace Carver, age 90, of Stockbridge, Ga., died Monday, December 21, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Ken Woodham officiating. Interment at Holly Hills Memorial Park. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Patricia Wagnon Bufford
Patricia Wagnon Bufford, age 83, of Stockbridge, Ga., passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel with Jimmy Hood officiating. Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge. Condolences may be offered online at www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, 770-474-1231.

Naomi Ruth Butler Gunter
Naomi Ruth Butler Gunter, age 89, of Stockbridge, Ga., passed away January 4, 2016.

Services were held on Thursday January 7, 2016 at Ward’s Fairview Chapel. Burial in Fairview Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered online at www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, 770-474-1231.

Mary Whitfield Britt
Mrs. Mary Whitfield Britt, age 63, of Covington, Ga., passed away January 10, 2016.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in the Chapel at Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 S Zack Hinton Parkway in McDonough with Pastor Justin White officiating. Arrangements handled under the direction of Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough, GA, 770-914-8833. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit their website at www.haistenfunerals.com.

Thomas Ellison Rivers
Thomas “Tommy” Ellison Rivers, age 58, of McDonough, Ga., died Monday, January 11, 2016. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. to the late Howard Lee and Nena Jewel Jenkins Rivers. Tommy was a member of Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church. He was a strong, humble Christian man filled with grace and integrity. Tommy enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, hunting and fishing. He was an avid race car fan who loved going to the races with his son, Justin. He was a devoted husband, dad, Paw Paw, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his sister, Janie Verlene Ashworth.

Mr. Rivers is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rhonda Marie Rivers of McDonough; daughter and son-in-law, Kerri Lynn (Bo) Moore of Temple; son, Justin Thomas Rivers of McDonough; 3 grandchildren, Kaydence Jewel Moore, Braydon Michael Moore and Adella Lynn Rivers; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald W. (Lee) Rivers of McDonough, Terril L. (Emmilyn) Rivers of Clayton; sister and brother-in-law, Claudia L. (Freddie) Corley of Juliette; nephews, Allen Rivers, Dean English, Rick Ashworth and Shane Corley; nieces, Kathy Lowery and Kristi Pollard; several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Brother Andrew Ragan officiating. Interment at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the funeral home. Donations may be made to CURE Childhood Cancer, 1117 Perimeter Center West, Ste. N 102, Atlanta, GA 30338, 800 443-2873 or CUREchildhoodcancer.org. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Cheryly Dietz Simonds
Mrs. Cheryl Dietz Simonds, age 48 of McDonough, Ga., passed away January 11, 2016.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. from Salem Baptist Church. Mr. Lance Simonds and Rev. Rick Statham officiated. Interment at Crestlawn Cemetery in Copperhill, Tennessee. Contributions are asked to be made to Salem Baptist Church in memory of Cheri. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.

Norma Howe Daugherty
Norma Howe Daugherty, age 88, of Fayetteville, Ga., died Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Mark Buckner officiating. Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannon clevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.