Louise ‘Topsy’ Wisenbaker Norvell
Louise ‘Topsy’ Wisenbaker Norvell, 79, died Sunday, June 25, 2006 at her family home in Dunwoody. Death caused by heart and lung disorders and complications from multiple sclerosis.
She is the daughter of the late Inous Smith Wisenbaker and Clyde Dasher Wisenbaker, born in Valdosta, Ga. and grew up on the family farm in Dasher, Ga.
Topsy was a loving committed homemaker and devoted wife to her husband, Ray C. Norvell, Sr. for 58 years.
Everybody loves Topsy. She with her husband were devout members of the North Atlanta Church of Christ where they worshipped regularly. As members of the “Seniors Alive” bible class, Topsy actively participated expressing with confidence her God given knowledge of the scriptures blessing her with soul salvation and a home in heaven with God for eternity.
She is survived by her husband, Ray C. Norvell, Sr.; four children; daughters Judy Grogan, Canton, Ga., Barbara Lyn Norvell, Sandy Springs, Ga. and Melanie Marie Norvell, Cumming, Ga.; one son, Ray Norvell, Jr., Sandy Springs, Ga.; granddaughters, Heidi Grogan Etris and Amie Grogan Etris of Canton, Ga.; great-grandchildren who love her dearly are Conner Etris, Seth Etris, Anna Mae Etris and Owen Etris.
She is also survived by her brother, Reginald Wisenbaker, Valdosta, and two sisters, Kay W. Parker, Rome, Ga. and Gail W. Hunter of Dasher, Ga.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2006 at North Atlanta Church of Christ, 5676 Roberts Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30338.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the National MS Society, Georgia Chapter, 455 Ablernathy Road, N.E., Ste. 210, Atlanta, GA 30328.— Wages & Son Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Tommie Sapp, 92, of Quitman passed away Monday, June 26, 2006 at the Presbyterian Home after a lengthy illness.
Born in Madison, Fla., he was the son of Thomas W. and Nonie Gandy Sapp. He was a farmer and member of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his nephew Howard (Joan) Johnson of Quitman.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today, June 28, 2006 in Oak Hill Cemetery. — Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home, Quitman
Betty Jane Gaskins
Betty Jane Gaskins, 76, of Nashville passed away Monday, June 26, 2006 at her residence.
She was born on July 12, 1929 in Gray County, Texas to the late George Sylvanus and Lea Benge Looper. She was a homemaker and member of Knight’s Memorial Missionary Baptist Church. She was the widow of Willard Gaskins who died Dec. 16, 2002.
She is survived by two daughters, Janie Budington of Nashville, Laura Killins, Austin, Texas; two sons, Duane Gaskins of New Braunfels, Texas, Evan Gaskins, Austin, Texas; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2006 in Gaskins Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Spikes officiating. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. — Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville
John David Swann
John David Swann, age 69, of Valdosta, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at his home. Swann was a native and lifelong resident of Valdosta, Ga., and was a mechanic for Western Auto in Valdosta since 1985. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Loretta Harris Swann, Valdosta; one son, David Swann, Valdosta; two daughters, Dianne Swann Marcatos, Stockton, Ga., and Deborah Swann Anderson, Valdosta; one brother, Lloyd Swann of Hemet, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Corinth Baptist Church near Valdosta. Interment will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery near Lake Park, Ga. The family will receive friends at his daughter’s residence (4278 Fletcher Grove Road, Valdosta) between the hours of 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2006.
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Daisey Jones Evans
Daisey Jones Evans, 81, succumbed in Augusta, GA. at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Daniel Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Berry Rogers will officiate. Willie Mays Mortuary of Augusta is in charge of arrangements. — Harrington Funeral Home is serving the family locally.
Willie Cleon Nichols
Willie Cleon Nichols, age 81, of Jasper, Fla., passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lake City, Fla., following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at Corinth Baptist Church, Jasper, Fla. The family will receive friends between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, Fla. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery.
Annie Mae Miller Potts
Funeral service for Annie Mae Miller Potts, 51, of Hahira will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2006 at Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church in Hahira. The Rev. James Hobbs, Jr. pastor and Elder Owens Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery in Hahira. — Scott and Roberts Mortuary
James Earl Potts
Services for James Earl Potts, 50, of Cook County will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2006 at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Shady Grove Road. Burial will be held in County Line Cemetery. — Lane Memorial Chapel of Adel
Larry Paul Hunter
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Otis M. Pleasant
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Bobbie Jean Dixon
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Jemal Xavier Reams
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William Kenneth “Bill” Hall
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Gerald Harvey Dixon
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Chester “Chet” Arnold
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Martha J. Friar
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