Obituaries

Dawn Michelle Kraker, 41 of Newnan

Dawn Michelle Kraker, 41 of Newnan, Ga. passed away July 19, 2014. She was born on January 26, 1973. She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Roberts, Jr.

Dawn is survived by her parents, Billy and Carol Parmer of Concord, Ga.; daughter, Sabrina Kraker of Griffin, Ga.; son, Joshua Kraker of Fayetteville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and Randy Moore of Concord, Ga.; niece, Hailey Moore of Concord, Ga.; nephew, Gage Moore of Concord, Ga.; grandmother, Wanda Bailey of Senoia, Ga.; and many other family members and friends. Read More»

J. Brent Edward, 77, of Peachtree City

J. Brent Edward

J. Brent Edward, 77, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away July 23, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Ogden, Utah, August 19, 1936, to the late John B. Edward and Donna M. Edward.

Brent worked as an Aviation Safety Inspector with the National Simulator Program, for the Federal Aviation Administration. He was retired from Northwest Airlines, after many years of flying in corporate aviation. He was an avid pilot, serving his country as a Navy Reconnaissance pilot, flying the RF8 Crusader. Read More»

Walter F. Burch, 98 of Fayetteville

Walter F. Burch, 98 of Fayetteville passed away July 3, 2014 at his residence.

Walter, born in Woolsey, Ga. was preceded in death by his parents, Walter L. and Mary Jane Fields Burch, step-mother Verna Roberts Burch, wife Beatrice, brothers Gray and Iris Burch, and sisters Mary Jean Burch and Eva Hardin. Read More»

Vance Frederick Lusk, Jr., 63, of Fayetteville

Vance Frederick Lusk, Jr., 63, of Fayetteville, passed away July 17, 2014.

Mr. Lusk was a retired middle school teacher with Henry County Schools System. He spent 30 years teaching middle school at Stockbridge Middle School and Dutchtown Middle School. He was a faithful member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Fayetteville and was very passionate about theology. He was a loving husband and father and will be dearly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frances & Vance F. Lusk, Sr. Read More»

Orin Elsworth Huston of Peachtree City

Orin "Buddy" Elsworth Huston passed away July 19, 2014 in Bradenton Fla.

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Buddy was the husband of Gail Ann (nee Kohlmeyer) Huston for 53 years, father to Kevin Huston (d.), Garrett Huston and Jennifer Huston, and grandfather to Owen, Rayner, Brice, Dalton and MacKenzie. Read More»

Grant Thomas Herron, 32, of McDonough

Grant Thomas Herron, 32, of McDonough, passed away Saturday, July, 19, 2014.

Grant attended Fayette County High School where he was a standout athlete. He also attended Hargrave Military Preparatory School in Danville, Va. and received a football scholarship to Central Connecticut State University. He was an accomplished craftsman with a love of friends, family and nature. Grant was employed as operations manager of ProBuild's newly opened component facility in Villa Rica, Ga. Read More»

Peggy Mays West, 74, of Fayetteville

Peggy Mays West, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014.

She was a 1958 graduate of Russell High School. Read More»

Rose Frances Muzio, 90, of Peachtree City

Rose Frances Muzio, 90, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away July 15, 2014.

Mrs. Muzio was born July 10, 1924 in Schenectady, N.Y. to the late Joseph & Constance Coppola. She was a former secretary of The Rotterdam, N.Y. Women's Republican Club; she also retired after many years with General Electric. Mrs. Muzio will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Joseph Muzio; daughter Sharon (Ron) Aylor, of Nashville, Tenn.; granddaughter Melissa (William) Maurer of Rye, N.Y.; brother Domonick Coppola of Schenectady, N.Y. Read More»

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville, passed away July 10, 2014.

He served our country in the US Marine Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Carol Nielsen.

He is survived by his wife Tina Nielsen of Fayetteville; daughter Crystal (Jonathan) Booth of Brooks and Brittany (Thomas) Lowery of Fayetteville; grandsons Jacob, Peyton, Aaron and James; 2 sisters; and several nieces & nephews. Read More»

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison, 80, of Sharpsburg

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison, 80, of Sharpsburg, Ga. passed away July 7, 2014 from a long illness.

She was born April 7, 1934 in Sinking Creek, Va. and graduated from Mayfield High School in 1952. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Hallie Hughes. Her husband, Buddy Nickelson, her sisters, Ileta Huffman, Sally Patton and Eva Saunders preceded her in death. Read More»