Mrs. James L. Watkins, Sr., 87, of Fayetteville

Mrs. James L. Watkins, Sr. (Sib) passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at her home in Fayetteville at the age of 87.

She was born to Mr. & Mrs. James Allen Sibley on December 21, 1927 in Gay, Ga. and was raised in Woodbury, Ga. She graduated from Georgia Southwestern College where she was a member of the Kappa Gamma Sigma Sorority. She then attended the Piedmont School of Nursing in Atlanta. After completing nursing school, she was employed by Dr. John B. Duncan and Dr. Paul Turrentine in Atlanta. Read More»

June Coxwell Kyzer, 88, of Fayetteville

June Coxwell Kyzer, 88, of Fayetteville passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucien and Dena Coxwell.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Kyzer; daughters Judy (Steve) Gable of Fayetteville, and Susan (Rick) Strawn of Suwanee; grandchildren, Jeff (Amy) Gable of Sharpsburg, Sharon Gable of Fayetteville, Sarah (Kris) Daniels of Grayson, and Jared Strawn of Lawrenceville; and five great-grandchildren. Read More»

Mary L. Leasure, 92, of Fayetteville

Mary L. Leasure, 92, of Fayetteville passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

She was the widow of Wallace Leasure, and is survived by her daughter Linda L. Chaffin and son-in-law William Chaffin; granddaughters Jennifer Chaffin Schartle (Jason) and Beth Chaffin Kennedy (Michael); four great-granddaughters, Jillian and Jacalyn Schartle, Juniper and Iris Kennedy.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clairton, Pa. Read More»

Victor Stephen Cole of Fayetteville

Victor Stephen Cole of Fayetteville, Ga., went on to Glory on January 11, 2015.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home in Peachtree City. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Providence United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Young Life North Alabama, 201 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, Ala. 35801. Read More»

Fayetteville native studying in Greece

Tacy attends Wofford College

Kathryn Tacy, a student at Wofford College and a Fayetteville native, is studying in Greece for the month of January.

A Wofford study program permits students and professors to concentrate for the month of January on a single study project of their choosing.

Their projects are designed to move beyond traditional classroom courses and teaching methods, to consider important topics in relevant ways and places, to observe issues in action, to develop capacities for independent learning, and to encourage the responsible self-direction of educational development. Read More»

F'ville man dies from accidental gunshot wound

A Fayetteville man has died after carelessly handling a firearm in his home on Jan. 9.

Fayetteville Police Department Det. Mike Whitlow said William Joseph Baker, 26, died Jan. 10 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to head that came as he was carelessly displaying the weapon in his home. Read More»

Pauline Yance Culbreth, 92, of Fayetteville

Pauline Yance Culbreth, 92, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on January 5, 2015. Read More»

F'ville cops on look-out for McDonald's armed robber

F'ville cops on look-out for McDonald's armed robber

Fayetteville police are on the look-out for a man who robbed the southside McDonald’s restaurant on Jan. 7. Read More»

Providence, Heritage to offer DivorceCare Jan. 26

For those going through separation or divorce, Providence United Methodist Church and Heritage Christian Church partner to offer DivorceCare twice each year.

Most people will say that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced.

It’s a confusing time when those involved feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues they’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help individuals face these challenges and move toward rebuilding their life. Read More»

Marriage workshop coming to FFUMC Jan. 31

Cleve and Joy Kiser, Leader Couple with Better Marriages of Georgia. Photo/Special.

“Pathways to the Heart … Pathways to Growth,” an informative marriage celebration event for couples of all ages and stages of life, is coming to Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Jan. 31 from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Childcare is provided at no charge for the entire event.

Better Marriages of Georgia will partner with FFUMC to present three workshops, a romantic dinner and an evening concert to foster healthy marriages by offering insight, practical ideas and quality time for couples. Read More»

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