PTC’s St. Paul Lutheran plans pre-Christmas Advent services, dinners

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will have its midweek Advent dinner and worship service tonight, Dec. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Next Wednesday, Dec. 17, the School/Advent Christmas program will be presented at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 21, the church will have a combined service at 10 a.m. with a Happy Birthday Jesus birthday cake following the service.

No Bible classes for children or adults will be held that day.

St. Paul is at 700 Ardenlee Parkway, just off Ga. Hwy. 74, in Peachtree City.

For more infomation, call the church, 770-487-0339.

Providence UMC presents ‘Baby Brother Jesus’ Friday

Providence UMC Associate Pastor Rev. Kory Trinrud and Student Ministry Director Mark Ashby are the Blues Brothers in “Baby Brother Jesus.” Photo/Special.

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to a free Christmas musical with an uplifting message, “Baby Brother Jesus,” this Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains, “You have never seen the birth of ‘Baby Brother Jesus’ explained like this before. The story is told through the eyes of the main characters surrounding thebirth of Jesus, including a rock ‘n’ roll angel, Shepherds, Wise Guys and the Blues Brothers. It will be a fun evening for the whole family.” Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC will present Lessons and Carols Dec. 14

The community is invited to journey to Christmas at A Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The service prepares hearts for the coming of Christ celebrated at Christmas with nine lessons from scripture and musical expressions of each segment. The choir will be joined by the full orchestra and two children’s choirs for the services.

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is at 175 East Lanier Ave., Fayetteville. The church office number is 770-461-4313. Visit online at

Clinical Pastoral Education offered at Piedmont-Fayette

Single units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will be offered at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in January 2015. Applications for the January class should be submitted by Dec. 17.

Students of theology, ordained clergy, members of religious orders and qualified people of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) are invited to apply for the training. Read More»

John Joseph Agramonte, 83, of Sharpsburg

John Joseph Agramonte, 83, of Sharpsburg, Ga. passed away December 8, 2014 at his Coweta County home. Mr. Agramonte was born on December 17, 1930 in New York City, N.Y. to Mercedes and Bolivar Agramonte.

He attended Stuyvesant High School in N.Y. He continued his education at Georgia Institution of Technology graduating in 1952 with a degree in Industrial Management. He enjoyed managing his business Fayette Cleaning Service; spending time with his family and his treasured dog PePe.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Teresa Lori Agramonte. Read More»

Kenneth Odell Baker II, age 51, of Senoia

Kenneth Odell Baker II

Kenneth Odell Baker II (Kenny), age 51, of Senoia, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, December 02, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ga.

He was born in Huntington, W. Va., to Kenneth and Lois Baker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Baker. Read More»

Barbara Louise Patrie, of Fayetteville

Barbara Louise (Murrell) Patrie, of Fayetteville, Ga., born August 1, 1934, passed from this life on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eunice Lee Murrell, granddaughter, Tara L. Baker, and son, Samuel W. Patrie.

She was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church and Augustin Clayton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her love of children showed in the twenty years she devoted to them in Bible school, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Tamassee DAR School. Read More»

Alix Kersey, 96, of Fayetteville

Alix "Laggie" Kersey, 96, of Fayetteville, passed away on December 8, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Verdie and Susan Nolen Stallings.

She is survived by nieces; Sarah Blum, Sue Spears and Angela Phillips and several great nieces and nephews.

The graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 3 p.m, at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City, Ga. The family will receive friends after the service at the home of Sue Spears to celebrate Laggie's life. Read More»

Joe Harold Pritchett, Sr. & Dorothy Marie Vickery Pritchett

Joe Harold Pritchett, Sr. and Dorothy Marie Vickery Pritchett held hands in the presence of the Lord on December 5, 2014.

Funeral services for both were held Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Rev. Ray Kuykendall officiated. Burial followed at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in their memory to Mt. Olive Baptist Church (3491 Washington Road East Point, Ga. 30344).

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville –

Rachel McAteer, 75, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Rachel McAteer, 75, of Fayetteville, died December 6, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy McAteer, Sr.

She is survived by her children: daughter Melodie & Tom Russell of Hiram, Ga.; Chris McAteer of Jonesboro; daughter Tracy McAteer of Fayetteville; daughter Lisa McAteer of Fayetteville; son Billy McAteer of Cincinnati, Ohio; son Jason McAteer of Stockbridge; son Ryan McAteer & his partner Rick Bodwell of Snellville; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, as well as several brothers and sisters. Read More»