December 29, 2003

Lisa Gail Chitwood

Lisa Gail Chitwood, age 38, passed away Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Marty Hawk of Griffin; mother, Helen Chitwood of Riverdale; son, Joseph Ray Hawk of Griffin; two sisters, Linda (Jimmy) Hanson of Fayetteville, Vicki (Glen) Pittman of Morrow; two brothers, Ben (Lanelle) Chitwood of Lilburn and Daniel (Linda) Chitwood of Flowery Branch; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003 at Parkway Garden Chapel with Dr. Curtis Turner officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Monday 5-8 p.m. at Thomas L. Scroggs Parkway Garden Chapel, (404) 366-3522.

Wilton Floyd Wilson

Wilton Floyd Wilson, age 70, passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003. He is survived by wife, Catherine Wilson of Lake City; daughter, Deborah Wilson Shelton of Jonesboro; four sons, Billy Wayne Wilson of Forest Park, Danny Lyman Wilson of Milledgeville, James Floyd Wilson of Columbus and Thomas Keith Wilson of Jonesboro, two sisters, Idell Cason of Stockbridge and Jean Rowe of Florida; three brothers, Dan Wilson of McDonough, Alton Wilson of Florida and Billy Jack Wilson of Fairburn; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wilson was a retired member of the Teamsters Union Local 728. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003 at Parkway Garden Chapel with Bro. Randy Kea officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Monday 5-8 p.m. at Thomas L. Scroggs Parkway Garden Chapel, (404) 366-3522.

Grover "Buddy" Parker

Grover "Buddy" Parker, age 61, of Jonesboro passed away Dec. 27, 2003. Survivors include his wife Lydell Parker of Jonesboro; three sons, Steve (Donna) Parker of Jonesboro, Frank (Shirley) Parker of Jonesboro and Bill Parker of Stockbridge; two sisters, Jeanette Mosley of Jonesboro and Linda Pickens of Conyers. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at Tara Garden Chapel with Rev. Tracey Smith officiating. The interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday 5-8 p.m. at Thomas L. Scroggs Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro (770) 471-7171.

Tech. Sgt. Charles Burns

Tech. Sgt. Charles Burns, USAF (Ret.) passed away Dec. 27, 2003. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park with full military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Burns; children, Cassy Shumway, Alan Burns, Cindy Day and Kevin Burns; sister, Veronica Murphy; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel (770) 961-2700.

Lillian Green

Mrs. Lillian Green, age 69, of Riverdale passed away Sunday Dec. 28, 2003 in a local hospital. Green was the daughter of the late Lilburn Fallen and Maggie David Falin. She was preceded in death by her daughter Treasa Davidson.

Survivors are: her husband, Harold Green of Riverdale, daughters, Milissa Fann of Jonesboro, Michelle Hankworth of Jonesboro, Katrina Carter of Ackworth, son, Jeff Fann of Jonesboro, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday with Rev. David Maddox officiating.

Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arragements, (770) 478-7211.

Jean Brown Ayers

Jean Brown Ayers of Forest Park passed away Dec. 27, 2003. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Reynolds officiating. She will lie in state 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the churchyard.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Mrs. Ayers is survived by her husband of 54 years: Robert A. Ayers; children, Deborah Stephens; Thomas Ayers; Jennifer Boutwell; sisters, Beth Wheeler, Marguerite Starr; brothers, Walter Ray Brown, Robert (Bob) Brown; five grandchildren. Pope Dickson & Son Morrow Chapel, (770) 961-2700.