Obituaries - 04.05.17



Zachary Drew Hutchison
Zachary Drew Hutchison, age 2 Months, of Stockbridge, Ga., died March 27, 2017.
Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www. cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Mary Belle Lilley
Mrs. Mary Belle Lilley, age 86 of McDonough, Ga., passed away March 28, 2017. She was born in Powder Springs, Ga., to the late Albert Henry and Esther Angeline Hardy Thackston. After the death of her father, she was raised by her mother and step-father, Edgar Renfroe. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, crocheting and flowers. She was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Thackston.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Scarlett Bradley of Loganville; two grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous other family members.
A graveside funeral service was held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends visited the family on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Lilley. Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough, 770-914-8833. To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.haistenfunerals.com.

A. E. Swann
A. E. ( Gene ) Swann, age 87, of Stockbridge, Ga., passed away April 1, 2017. Gene was a Mason, a US Army Veteran and was a retired butcher for Shields Market in Decatur. He was predeceased by his daughter Gloria Waugh in 2013.
Survivors are a son Derry Swann; three grandchildren Will Waugh, Justin Swann and Lauren Swann; sister Nora Jimmie Swann Love, and a host of friends and relatives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday April 6, 2017 in the Fairview Chapel of Horis A. Ward. Interment in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery on Fairview Road. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. Condolences may be offered online at www.horisaward fairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, 770-474-1231.

Mary Trudell Rape Selfridge
Mrs. Mary Trudell Rape Selfridge, age 88, of McDonough, Ga., passed away March 31, 2017. Mrs. Selfridge was born in McDonough, Ga., the daughter of the late Nena Cleo Crowell and Alton Henry Rape. She was a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church. Mrs. Selfridge enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, dancing, flowers and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Wyatt Selfridge and a brother, Clifford Rape.
Survivors are her niece, Deborah Pryor and husband, Joe of Concord; nephews, Leonard Rape of Atlanta, and David Rape of Perry.
Funeral services for Mrs. Selfridge were held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Interment at Flippen United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. 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.

Barbara Sparks Clark
Mrs. Barbara Sparks Clark, age 83, of Locust Grove, Ga., passed away April 1, 2017. Mrs. Clark was born in Cullman, Ala., the daughter of the late Mary Ann Isbell Sparks and Charles Howard Sparks. Mrs. Clark was a member of First Baptist Church of Locust Grove where she sang in the choir and traveled with the seniors. She was a devoted homemaker and also worked for the Clayton County School Board. Mrs. Clark was active with the WMU, Onedia Baptist Institute as a grandparent’s volunteer, she worked at the Locust Grove Library in the children’s department. Throughout her years she taught Sunday school, Bible Studies, and served in all areas of the church. Mrs. Clark was known to all as having a servant’s heart. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jay” E. Clark and a brother, Rodney Sparks.
Survivors are children, Kimberly Clark of Elizabethtown, Ky., Brett Clark (Vicki Lynne) of Stockbridge, and Allison Hazelrig (Terry) of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Jason Clark of Elizabethtown, Ky., Ross Clark (Megan) of McDonough, Ga., Tyler Clark of Stockbridge, Erin Hazelrig of Nashville, Tenn., Dylan Hazelrig of Locust Grove; great granddaughter, Emma Clark of McDonough; sister, Dot Black (Frank) of Elizabethtown, Ky., Sandy Sparks of Mt. Airy, Ga.; sister-in-law, Sandra Sparks of Forest Park, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Clark were held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Locust Grove with Rev. Bob Bird and Debbie Bird officiating. Interment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Locust Grove. 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.

Mary Nell Clayton
Mary Nell Clayton, age 74, of Stockbridge, Ga., died April 1, 2017.
Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www. cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Richard Lee Hardy
Richard Lee Hardy, age 79, of McDonough, Ga., died April 1, 2017.
Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www. cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Phyllis Emogene Wilson
Phyllis Emogene Wilson, age 89, of McDonough, Ga., died April 3, 2017.
Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www. cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.