Weaver and Family Time will be featured at St. Paul’s Jan. 25

The founder and CEO of Family Time Training (, Kirk Weaver, will be the special guest at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City Jan. 25.

The Family Time ministry group offers innovative family devotion materials.

Weaver will offer training to lead family devotions in the home.

Weaver will lead the children’s sermon during worship. Then, during the Sunday School hour, he will give some special insight into Family Time Training.

The day wraps up with the highlight event — a one hour training and lunch starting at noon. Read More»

Karen Romano-Taylor to be commissioned as minister

Karen Romano-Taylor

Karen Romano-Taylor of Peachtree City will be installed as a commissioned minister of hospital ministry in the Charismatic Episcopal Church and will also receive the designation of licensed liturgical minister in services on Sunday, Jan. 25.

Her commissioning and licensure service will take place at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Ga. Highway 34, Sharpsburg. David Epps, bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South will officiate. Read More»

Warm clothing, blanket donations accepted here

Kwik Wash Coin Laundry of Fayetteville, and Church Of The Harvest International of Jonesboro, Have joined efforts to collect unneeded, gently used, outer wear and comforters.

COTHI Closet Ministry accepts donations at Kwik Wash Coin Laundry, located at 909 N. Glynn Street, Fayetteville. (Behind the new Family Dollar)

Throughout the year, COTHI Closet Ministry distributes thousands of clothing items to local and surrounding communities in need.

COTHI Closet, now a three year ministry, is dedicated to continuing servicing the community with donated items.

Maurice Eddy Tait, of Fayetteville

Maurice Eddy Tait, of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on December 25, 2014 at 77 years old with his loving wife, Lynne Tait, by his side. He passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness on Christmas morning of 2014. He leaves a gaping hole and is sorely missed. Read More»

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr., 84, of Riverdale

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr.

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr., 84, of Riverdale, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Mr. Shierling retired after 37 years with Big Star (formerly Rogers/Colonial Stores) as a manager and district manager. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Riverdale. Read More»

Lt. Col. Norbert L. Campbell, 84, of Peachtree City

Retired Army Lt. Col. Norbert L. Campbell, 84, of Peachtree City, Ga., formerly of Fayetteville, N.C. and Shamokin, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 in Peachtree City, Ga.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City, Ga. Burial with full military honors will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Our beloved father, grandfather, and brother was the 8th of 9 children born in Shamokin, Pa. on April 23, 1930 to the late Charles Campbell and Frances Perkowskie. Read More»

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»

Rose Ciandella, 84

Rose Ciandella

Rose Ciandella, 84, died peacefully on Dec. 7, 2014 after a brief illness.

Born Rose Prezioso in Jersey City, N.J., on July 1, 1930, she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before meeting Patrick Ciandella at an annual dance in Jersey City. The two married in 1952, the union was broken only by Patrick's passing in 2012, at age 89. Rose raised three children – Laurie and sons, Robert and Donald – in Jersey City, Berkeley Heights, N.J., and Massapequa, N.Y., on the south shore of Long Island. 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»