December 1, 2003

Dennis Partin

Dennis Partin, age 45, of McDonough, died November 30, 2003.

Surviving are his mother, Barbara Partin; children, Cliff and his fianc? Michelle; and Amy; sister, Frankie; grandchildren, Bryson and Cayla.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday from the chapel of Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends on Monday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at Canon-Cleveland Funeral Directors. (770) 914-1414 in charge of arrangements.

Justin D.H. Wittmann

Justin D. Holmes Wittmann, age 23, of Steele Drive, Hampton, passed away Friday from injuries he received in an automobile accident.

Justin was born in Tucker, Ga. on May 16, 1980.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Stowell; son, Justin Credible Holmes; parents, Ginger and Ronny Wittman; brothers, Thomas and Ben; sister, Nikka; grandparents, Ted and Esther Alger of Hampton; Judy and Lee Hembree of Atlanta; Thomas M. and Jean Holmes of Longbeach, Calif.; great-grandparents, Virginia Brand of Forest Park; aunt, Ellen Aiken; cousins, Christie and Travis; uncle, Wayne Aiken, great-aunt, Janet Alger; great-cousin, James Dean Kelley; biological father and his wife, David and Linda Holmes of California.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Reverend Gene Luke will officiate. Interment will follow in the Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Friends visited the family on Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions to the family for his son, Justin Credible Holmes c/o Patricia Stowell, 663 Mud Bridge Road, Griffin, Ga. 30223.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of the arrangements. (770) 227-2300.

Mrs. Annie Ruth Nutt

Mrs. Annie Ruth Moore Nutt, age 95, of Evans, Ga., formerly of Luella, Ga., died November 29, 2003.

She was born February 6, 1908 in Hampton, Ga., the daughter of the late Hampton Alonzo Moore and Susie Olivia Hooten.

Mrs. Nutt was a member of Luella Baptist Church. She was the first president of the Larkspur Garden Club in Jacksonville, Fla. She was the postmaster of the Luella Post Office before it was closed, worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Jacksonville as a supervisor in the bond redemption department. She and her late husband were farmers raising cattle and poultry. They were well known in Henry County for the Luella grape vineyards.

Mrs. Nutt was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fears Nutt Jr. November 1998.

Survivors are her daughter, Barbara Jean Nutt Richie of Evans, Ga.; grandchildren, Roxanne VanBokkelen, James P. Ritchie III and Angela Ritchie; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nutt will be Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gaines Wise officiating. Interment will be at Oakhill Cemetery in Griffin, Ga. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home n McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-8833.

Joe J. Stancliff Sr.

Joe J. Stancliff Sr. of McDonough, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 29, 2003.

Mr. Stancliff was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on May 9, 1927, but his family moved to Atlanta when he was an infant. Growing up in Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood, he considered himself a Southerner throughout his life. He served in the United States Navy at the end of World War II.

During the 1950s, Mr. Stancliff was a professional photographer, whose subjects included city life, current events, weddings, sports and the Atlanta Crackers Baseball team. His innovative and novel approach to his craft was once featured in an article in the former Atlanta Constitution. His interest in photography and technology never waned, and his family is grateful for the legacy of home movies and video he made throughout his life. He was also a talented amateur artist and calligrapher and enjoyed visiting Florida and his participation at Shingleroof Campground in McDonough.

Mr. Stancliff was employed by Georgia Power for over three decades until his retirement.

His humor and wit never left him, though in later years his health and mobility were impaired. He was a beloved father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Janet Cook Stancliff; daughters, Patricia S. (Heath) Love of Charlotte, N.C. and Linda Stancliff of McDonough; son, Joseph James (WenYi) Stancliff Jr. of McDonough; grandson, Cameron Love. Siblings, William Stancliff Sr., George Stancliff Sr., Howard Stancliff, Florence S. Weekley and James Stancliff. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Charner Stancliff Sr. and Katherine S. Williams.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 2 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with the Rev. Hart Pearson officiating. Interment services will follow in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friend at the funeral home Monday 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Those who wish may make donations to the Shingeroof Methodist Campground and who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors (770) 914-1414.