Obituaries - 07.20.16


Patricia Gail Cato
Mrs. Patricia Gail Cato, age 66 of Jackson, Ga., passed away June 20, 2016.
Services were held June 22, 2016 at Crestlawn Cemetery in Atlanta. Rev. Jeff and Paula Merritt officiated. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.

Evelyn Gertrude Barlow
Mrs. Evelyn Gertrude Barlow, age 102, of Hampton, Ga., passed away June 20, 2016.
Funeral services were held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Haisten Funeral Home. Rev. Marion Prather officiated. Interment at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.

William Howard Brooks
William Howard Brooks age 84 of Stockbridge, Ga., died Sunday, June 26, 2016.
Funeral services were held in the Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel on Friday, July 1. Burial at Fairview Memorial Gardens cemetery. Condolences may be offered online at www.horis awardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, 770-474-1231.

Johnny Ray Nix
Johnny Ray Nix, of Stockbridge, Ga., passed away on June 26, 2016 at the age of 62.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 3 in the Horis A. Ward Fairview chapel. Burial at Fairview Memorial Gardens cemetery. Condolences may be offered online at www.horis awardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, 770-474-1231.

Donald Jack Veitengruber
Donald Jack Veitengruber, age 86, of McDonough, Ga., died Friday, July 1, 2016.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor Khampheuy Munnicha officiating. The family requests memorial gifts be made to Lutheran Heritage Foundation Worldwide Lutheran Translation Projects, 51474 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb, MI 48042, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3250 Mt Zion Rd, Stockbridge, GA 30281, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3250 Mt Zion Rd, Stockbridge, GA 30281, or Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 307, 720 2nd Street, Tawas City, MI 48764-0307. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannoncleveland funerals.com. Cannon Cleve-land Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Homer Tittle
Homer H. W. Tittle, age 70, of Forest Park, Ga., passed away Friday, July 1, 2016.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Preacher Doug Holt officiating. Interment at Crest Lawn Memorial Park. Donations can be made to The John Wayne Institute or The Wounded Warriors Foundation. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannoncleve landfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Christopher Derick Birely


Christopher Derick Birely, age 27, of Stockbridge, Ga., passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was born in Riverdale, Ga., to his parents Corinne Crystal Oglesby Birely and Robert (Bobby) Birely. Derick was good hearted, enjoyed life, and a lady’s man! He also loved animals, cooking, and clowning around making people laugh every chance he got.
Mr. Birely is survived by his wife, Tiffany Cree Birely of Riverdale; mother, Corinne Crystal Birely of Stockbridge; father, Robert (Bobby) and Linda Birely of Gregory, Mich.; brother, Daniel Birely of Stockbridge; sisters, Lindsay Hetrick and Lacey Hetrick both of Gregory, Mich.; maternal grandmother, Margarett Blanton of Jonesboro; maternal grandfather, Phillip Oglesby of Conyers; paternal grandmother, Mary Warren of Temple, Ga.; paternal grandfather, Carl Birely of Pinckey, Mich.; several aunts, uncle and numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Rev. Doug Drunker officiating. Entombment will follow at Westview Cemetery. The family held a private visitation on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. and received friends from noon-8 p.m. the same day at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals. com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.