Obituaries - 06.20.18



Robert Ewing Ethridge
Robert Ewing Ethridge, age 63, of McDonough, Ga., passed away June 4, 2018.
A memorial service for Bob was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Harvest Baptist Church in Covington. Inurnment was held at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Harbins, Ga. Haisten Funerals and Cremations, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway S., McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.

Marjorie Anne Gibson
Marjorie Anne Gibson, age 75, of Dallas, Ga., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She was born on December 14, 1942 in Washington, Ga., to the late William Robert Sale and Mary Lois Bufford Sale. Marjorie was known by many and enjoyed time with her friends, family and especially her grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Dallas First United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. Marjorie was retired from Fulton and Henry Counties DFCS with a combined service of thirty years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Horace Eugene ‘Gene’ Gibson; sister, Janelle Sale Wolf; and a stepson, Phillip Gibson.
Survivors include her daughter, Michelle and Josh Banta of Dallas, Ga.; stepsons, Keith Gibson of Ft. Worth, Tex., and David and Kimmy Gibson of Gran Prairie Tex.; brother, David and Gloria Sale of Elberton, Ga.; sister, Peggy Sale of Tignall, Ga.; grandchildren, Gracie, Joshua, Jacob, Abigail, and Emmie Banta all of Dallas, Ga.; step-grandchildren, Jennifer Karter and Dustin Gibson both of Tex.; many nieces and nephews; and loving friends.
Funeral services were held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Dallas First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Pavlovsky officiating. Interment followed service Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the McDonough City Cemetery with Mike Sale, Ronald Wolfe, Joshua Banta Jr., Mason Sale, David Gibson and Keith Gibson serving as pallbearers. Danny Gibson served as an honorary pallbearer. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 14 from 4-8 p.m. Donations may be made to Dallas United Methodist Church building fund. 141 East Memorial Drive, Dallas, Ga. 30132 Online condolences to the family may be posted at www. samclarkfuneralhome.com. Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, Ga., is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy T. Cox
Dorothy T. (Dot) Cox, age 81, of Hampton, Ga., passed away on Tuesday June 12, 2018. Dot was born August 25, 1936. She was preceded in death by her parents, Crayton and Mary Turner, and her sister, Ruth Patrick.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Charles M. Cox; sons, Steven (Amanda) Cox and Mark (Melissa) Cox; granddaughters, Miranda Cox, Mallory Cox, and Katie Greer; nephews, Kenny Patrick and Bill (Sherilynn) Patrick; and a host of family, friends and neighbors.
A visitation for Dot was held on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, Georgia. A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, Georgia. Interment followed at Berea Cemetery in Hampton. Haisten Funerals and Cremations, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway S., McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.

Ralph Y. Walden
Ralph Y. Walden, age 86, of Stockbridge, Ga., passed away on June 12, 2018. Ralph retired from General Motors Doraville Plant after 40 years service and also was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Survivors are his wife of 64 years Joyce Walden, four children Ronald Walden (Heidi), Newt Walden (Sandra), James Walden (Freda) and Kathy Wilkie (Nick) and five grandsons.
Memorial services were held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Fairview Chapel of Horis A. Ward. Alex Ward officiated. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, 770-474-1231.

Daniel Jerome McHenney
Daniel Jerome McHenney, age 71, of Locust Grove, Ga., died Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Dorothy Jean Davis
Dorothy Jean Davis, age 92, of McDonough, Ga., died Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www. cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Charles Raymond Ward
Charles Raymond Ward, or “Ray” to his friends, was born in Atlanta on September 29, 1923 to parents Thelma Reid Ward and Frank John Ward. He is preceded in death by his parents and older sister, Frances Ward Wilson.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Frances Greene Ward. Ray and Frances were married in Atlanta, Ga., on January 22, 1946. He was a decorated US Navy Veteran of WWII, serving from 1941 to 1946. During the war he was a designated Gunners Mate. In 1942, the convoy of ships that he was with were bombed. He was thrown from his seat and both eardrums burst, leaving him deaf in one ear and very little hearing in the other. After the war he received an honorable discharge. He was proud to have served the country he loved so much. Settling in Atlanta he trained to become an electrical engineer at Georgia Tech and went on to be a partner in his own business, “Blakely, Ward and Stuckey” and had a very successful Engineering career. Ray, “Pawp” to his grandchildren, loved many things. His passion was in turkey hunting and could often be found in the woods with his friends. During his hunting years he learned to make turkey calls from the wing-bones of the birds he hunted. He was known to give them to his friends, visitors and also sold them at local hunting conventions. Ray was also artistic and in his later years he also began creating beautifully detailed displays of birds. He truly was a multi-talented man. He was also big on family and he has left them with many fond memories to cherish through the years, pumpkin carvings, beach and mountain vacations, gardening, fishing, family gatherings, jokes, silly songs and so much more. His faith in God was something else that he shared with his family. For all who knew and loved him, his legacy is something that will never be forgotten. He was a generous husband, father and friend who will be greatly missed and celebrated.
Ray and Frances were blessed with two daughters, Nancy Scylla Ward Galloway, and Pamela Rae Ward Rice; grandchildren, Duane and Olivia Ward, Rebekah Galloway, Brandie and Jeramy Barton, Anna Brooks; great grandchildren, Paige and Daniel Aultman, Justin and Heather Ward, Drake Ward, Andrew Barton, Ariel Barton, Charlie-Rae Burdett; great- great granddaughter, Adaline Ward.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. prior to the Memorial Service that will follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors in Mr. Ward’s memory. Haisten Funerals and Cremations, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway S., McDonough, GA 30253, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.