Obituaries - 10.19.16



Doris Womble Steele
Doris Womble Steele began a new journey October 9, 2016, as she broke the chains of dementia and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior. Taking full advantage of a date of birth controversy between the State of Alabama and her mother, Doris always celebrated two birthdays, May 27 and May 28, 1921. She was born near Wetumpka, Ala. into what would become the large family of James LaFayette Womble and Ora B. Thornton Womble. Doris always loved Montgomery, Ala. even though she lived in Georgia for over 50 years. She was a faithful member of Hampton UMC, often saying in her later years “I’m going to the church to help the old people.” Doris was an accomplished seamstress, and excellent cook and dancer. She took advantage of any creative class she could find, even taking a belly dance class when she was 65 when all her friends were quilting. Doris and Tom moved to Cartersville, Ga., when dementia made it impossible to live alone. Dorisey May, as she was called by people who loved her, became a favorite of her caregivers and new friends. She will be missed by many. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dr. Thomas Steele; her parents; brothers, Carl (Alice), Bill (Lee); sisters, Dean, Louise and Betty Jo (Russ).
She is survived by her children, Dr. Bob Steele (Mae), Dr. Linda Denham (Barney), Dr. Tim Steele (Laurie), and Tommy Steele; her brothers to which she referred as “The Boys”, Jack and Earl Womble; her grandchildren, Lori Steele Sewell (Shannon), Robin Steele Thornhill (John), Tory Fritz (Cris), Greg Sowell, Gretchen Denham (Ryan), Jennifer Steele, Jessica Steele Lucas (Jim), Brian Steele, Taylor Steele, Gage Steele, called her Grannieo as did her great grands, Logan, Sarah, Abby, Josh, Willow, River, Tyler, Bentley, Brennan, Zoey and Neely who are left to mourn the passing of their beloved Grannieo.
A memorial service to honor her memory was be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Trinity UMC on West Avenue in Cartersville, Ga. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her name to the Hampton UMC, 10 West Main Street, Hampton, GA 30228. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com.

John Rodgers Minter
Mr. John Rodgers Minter, age 80, of McDonough, Ga., passed away on October 13, 2016. John was born in McDonough to the late Robert Lafayette and Sarah Rodgers Minter. Mr. Minter grew up in McDonough and was a graduate of McDonough High School. John received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia College. He honorably served our country in the United States Army Reserves attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He completed the Command and General Staff Course at Ft. Leavenworth, KS and later instructed the same. John was employed in Civil Service by the US Air Force in the Air Logistics Command and served at Robins Air Force Base, GA and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH as an Engineer. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist McDonough. Mr. Minter treasured time spent with all of his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
John leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Susie Gatliff Minter of McDonough, Ga.; son, Keith Minter (Shirley) of Fayetteville, Ga.; daughter, Kristi Jent (Steve) of Madison, Miss.; and grandchildren: Lind-say Moss (Jamie); Robert, Danielle, and Seth Minter; Andrew, Sarah, and Joshua Jent; an Aunt: Virginia Rodgers Fall. He also leaves behind several extended family members and friends.
A service to honor John’s life was held on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Thomas and Rev. Tom Bergman officiating. The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service. Interment with military honors followed the service at Eastlawn Memorial Park in McDonough. Arrangements were handled under the direction of Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough, 770-914-8833. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit their website at www.haistenfunerals.com.