Mamie “Helen” Hayes Newman |
Mamie “Helen” Hayes Newman, 73, peacefully entered into her eternal rest Sunday afternoon, Sept. 17, 2017, at Thomson Health and Rehabilitation Center. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 with the Rev. Tony L. Key officiating.
Helen was the only child of the late Mamie Moore Hayes, who passed away two days after her birth. Her father, Earl Hayes, was a soldier who left to fight in World War II but never returned home. A lifelong resident of Harlem, she was raised by her maternal grandparents, the late Clayton and Betsy Moore, and grew up with her cousins Kenneth Johnson, Paul McMichael and Pat Alefonti, whom she considered her siblings. Being a gifted seamstress, Helen worked at Camak Manufacturing Plant for many years. She loved to cook and was known for her delicious cakes. Flea markets were her second home; she would buy, repurpose and sell items, which helped her support her children. In later years, she loved playing bingo and always had her diet cokes, cigarettes and peppermint candies handy. She was fun-loving and loved to laugh which suited her flirty, sassy personality. Seven years ago when her health declined to the point she could no longer live alone, she made Thomson Health and Rehabilitation Center her new home, where she enjoyed the fellowship of the residents and staff. Her beautiful smile and generous spirit will be greatly missed.
Helen is also preceded in death by her two children, Barbara Phillips and Wayne Findley. Survivors include her two children, Randy Reeves (Veronica Lynn) and Tonya Sorrells; four grandchildren, Jacob Reeves, Chelsey Sorrells, Calvin Sorrells and Nash Phillips; an aunt, Alice Simpson; and several great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home one hour prior to the service from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.
Heartfelt thanks and gratitude is extended to the staff of Thomson Health and Rehabilitation Center for their loving, compassionate care given to Helen.
Visit www.JamesFHWrens.com to post condolences and/or photos. James Funeral Home, 630 North Main Street, Wrens, Georgia, (706) 547-2522, in charge of arrangements.
After a long battle with breast cancer, Sandra Guillebeau passed on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Dallas, Georgia, at the age of 64. She leaves behind her brother and his wife, James and Sara Guillebeau of Dallas, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Ted William and Nikki Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Tracy Eleanor Gaynor of Dallas, Ga.; granddaughter, Morgan Alison Gaynor; grandson, Charles Holden Smith; and the Gaynor family of Dallas, Ga. -- Steve, Patti, Kristen and Philip.
Sandra was born on Dec. 15, 1952, in Thomson, Ga., to Ted and Eleanor Guillebeau, who predeceased her. She grew up in the South Cobb area attending Osbourne High School in Marietta, Ga. As a stay-at-home mom in Powder Springs, Ga., she raised her two children, Ted and Tracy, while enjoying camping, shopping and attending soccer games. Most recently Sandra was a school custodian for the Paulding County School System for almost 10 years. During her free time, Sandra enjoyed shopping for great bargains, traveling to the beach and mountains, reading, scrapbooking, relaxing with her cat Princess, spending time with family and friends and being a Memaw. Sandra was always dressed very nicely with matching belts and watches. She will be remembered fondly for her listening ear, thoughtful gifts and quiet nature.
The family accepted visitors at Clark Funeral Home, Hiram, Ga., on Sunday, Sept. 24 2017, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The family would like to thank the staff of Northwest Georgia Oncology, Paulding Hospital, Homestead Hospice and all of her volunteer caregivers for their constant, attentive treatment and support.
Loretta Cofield Alley
Loretta Cofield Alley, 78, entered into rest Sept. 20, 2017, at her residence.
Mrs. Alley grew up in Tarversville, Ga., and was the daughter of the late Lonnie Cofield and the late Hazel Hobbs Cofield. She was a seamstress who made a legion of friends among her customers and a member of First Baptist Church, Thomson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Alley was predeceased by her husband, John Mack Alley Sr. and grandson, Jonathan Alley.
Survivors include her sons, John Mack Alley Jr. (Janice), Ricky Don Alley; daughter, Vicki Alley Neal; sisters, Francine Patterson, Myrna Cofield; grandchildren, Shannon Temple, Victoria Alley, Kelly Branan, Emily Neal, Stacy Neal; and great grandchildren, Alley Kernaghan and Aubrey Branan.
Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Lambert officiating.
The family received friends from 1 until 2 p.m., Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Ferguson Property, P. O. Box 1205, Thomson, GA 30824.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia, is in charge of arrangements.
James Everett Barnett
James Everett Barnett, 65, entered into rest Sept. 20, 2017.
Coach Jimmy Barnett was born in Washington, Georgia, the son of the late Joe Barnett Sr. and the late Mildred Daracott Barnett. After graduation from Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School in 1970, he was awarded a football scholarship to Presbyterian College where he earned a B.S. degree in History in 1974. Coach Jimmy dedicated his life to the education of children and coaching having worked at schools in Duluth, Ga., Jacksonville, N.C., and regionally at Wilkes Academy, Briarwood Academy, Nathaniel Greene and David Emanuel. He was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Betsy Dunford Barnett; sons, Jamie Barnett of Thomson, Ga., and Brad Barnett of Beaufort, S.C.; daughter, Maegen Ware (Blake) of Thomson, Ga.; brothers, Danny Barnett and Joe Barnett Jr. of Washington, Ga.; and 4 grandchildren, Cassidy Barnett, Addison Ware, Charlotte Ware and Jaxson Ware.
A celebration of life was held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Briarwood Academy.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia, is in charge of arrangements.
Sybil Quick Mynatt
Sybil Quick Mynatt, 90, widow of Mr. Leon Mynatt, entered into rest Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Westwood Extended Care. She was the daughter of the late Mr. B. Quick and Mrs. Jeanette Ward Quick.
Funeral Services were 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Lambert officiating. Burial followed in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Mynatt is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Judson (Joe), Augusta; four grandchildren, Kaila Raye Judson, Augusta, Jason Judson (Amy), Evans, Lee Chapman (Deborah), Augusta, and Andy Chapman, Indiana; two great-grandchildren, Josh Judson and Lilli Grace Judson; and a niece, Bebe Quick Murphy.
Pallbearers were masons from the A.J. Miller Lodge.
Friends may call at the funeral home. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until the hour of service in the atrium of First Baptist Church.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Michael Lavelton Johnson Jr.
Michael Lavelton Johnson Jr. was born on Aug. 18, 1986, in Augusta, Georgia, at the Medical College of Georgia to Michael Sr. and Marie Fils Johnson.
Michael passed on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at the Augusta University Medical Center.
Those left to cherish his memories are: a daughter, Ja’Kayla Johnson of Hollywood, Tenn.; parents, Michael Sr. (Marie) Johnson of Wrens, Ga.; 2 sisters, Katrina Atkins of Augusta, Ga., Cathyanna (Darryl) Nelson of Madison, Wis.; brother, Jarvis K. Johnson of Wrens, Ga.; nieces, Hope Walker of Augusta, Ga., Delani Nelson & Carmri Nelson, both of Madison, Wis.; special friend, Monique Hales of Wrens, Ga.; aunts, Debra (McKinley) Williams, Loretta McCoy, Christine (William) Dunn all of Augusta, Ga., Janis Evans, Carolyn Huntley, Gwendolyn Sims all of Wrens, Ga., Kay McCoy of Westtown, NY, Adrian Longe, Chante Longe, Astriole Longe all of Haiti; uncles, Shedrick Johnson, Byron Johnson both of Augusta, Ga., Lee Edgar (Patsy) Johnson Jr. of Wrens, Ga., Reginald Longe and Fredrick Longe both of Haiti; grandmother, Lillian Longe of Haiti; great aunts, Julia (John) Bussey, Annie L. Johnson, Lillie Brown, Catherine Coleman, Mary White all of New York, Saintermise Fils of New York; 2 great uncles of New York and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held at New Zion Baptist Church in Wrens on Sept. 27 with the Rev. Bennie Holmes and Pastor Trey Farmer officiating.