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Evergreen’s first anniversary

Members of Evergreen Church in Peachtree City celebrated their first anniversary recently with a “green out.”

Members of Evergreen Church in Peachtree City celebrated their first anniversary recently with a “green out.” In honor of the occasion, “gifts” of personal care items and Comfort Quilts were donated to Southwest Christian Hospice. Evergreen, a Presbyterian Fellowship, offers a traditional service Sundays at 9 a.m. at the Methodist Annex, South Peachtree Parkway, and a contemporary service Sundays at 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Christian Annex, Bernhard Road. Photo/Special.

Darrell Ray Phillips, 64 year, of Fayetteville

Darrell Ray Phillips

Darrell Ray Phillips, 64 year old husband of Valerie Voyles Phillips and father of Emily JoAnne Phillips, all of Fayetteville, Ga., died on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in a house fire that also claimed the lives of his wife and daughter, along with Coaster, the cat and Daisy, the dog. Read More»

Valerie Jo Voyles Phillips of Fayetteville

Valerie Jo Voyles Phillips

Valerie Jo Voyles Phillips perished in a house fire on Sunday, April 6, 2014 that also claimed the lives of her husband, Darrell Phillips and daughter, Emily Phillips, along with the well-loved four-legged family members Coaster the Cat and Daisy the Dog. Read More»

Emily JoAnne Phillips of Fayetteville

Emily JoAnne Phillips

Emily JoAnne Phillips, daughter of Darrell and Valerie Voyles Phillips, all of Fayetteville, Ga., died in a house fire that also claimed the lives of her parents and her beloved Welsh Corgi, BoBo (short for Beauregard), on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Read More»

Henry Christopher Greer, age 68, of Peachtree City

Henry Christopher Greer

Henry Christopher "Turtle" Greer, age 68, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on April 4, 2014 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He was visiting his favorite country in Europe when he died of natural causes. Read More»

Donald R. Rogin, 76, of Williamson

Donald R. Rogin

Donald R. Rogin, 76, of Williamson, Ga. passed away on April 8, 2014.

He was born on April 25, 1937 to Eleanor Silverstein Rogin and Isador Rogin in Chicago, Ill. Don was an icon of Peachtree City since 1970 and is best known as a residential builder and as owner of Frank 'n' Fries restaurant. He coached soccer for 27 seasons and was an ardent golfer. Read More»

Dennis John Berkelbaugh, 72, of Fayetteville

Dennis John Berkelbaugh

Dennis John Berkelbaugh, 72, of Fayetteville, passed away April 8, 2014.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. For 27 years he worked as a manager of Eastern Airlines and later for Progressive Lighting in Braselton, Ga. Mr. Berkelbaugh was a volunteer fireman and EMT in Brooks, a former Fayette County Commissioner from 1981-1984, and more recently a volunteer at Fayette Youth Protection at Gracie's Closet/Bloom. He was a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Berkelbaugh was preceded in death by his parents Fred & Rose Berkelbaugh. Read More»

Helping out for the holiday

Helping out for the holiday

This marks the fifth year the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club has provided Easter baskets to members of the community. The club recent presented the baskets to the nonprofit Family Patterns Matter organization. The baskets will be distributed to grandparents raising small children. Pictured are, from left, club president Ginger Jackson Queener, 5-year-old Ashlyn Cox, club member Jim Cox and Family Patterns Matter CEO Linda Kirkpatrick. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Backpack buddies provide a helping hand

Backpack buddies provide a helping hand

The Senoia-based nonprofit Backpack Buddies organization got some help recently from SouthCrest Church, Orchard Hills Baptist, Crossroads Church, First Baptist Newnan, Senoia Vineyard Church, Legacy Christian Church and Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club packing food items for needy school children and delivering them in time for spring break when school is not in session. For more information visit www.backpackbuddiesga.org Photo/Special.

Jeanette G. Hall of Peachtree City

Jeanette G. Hall

Jeanette (Jan) G. Hall of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Houston, Texas with her children and grandchildren at her side.

She was born in Rockton, Ill., on June 13, 1928 to the late Louis and Eleanor Charboneau. She was educated in Rockford, Ill. and married Ralph (Bill) William Hall on April 3, 1948.

As a young woman, Jan was a swimming instructor and life guard and handed down her love of water to her children. Jan also worked as a librarian in Farmers Branch, Texas for many years where she passed on her passion for reading to all she touched. Read More»