Jewel Tompkins

Jewel Cordelia Conner Tompkins, 66, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2003, at Southern Regional Medical Center.

Tompkins was born in Spalding County on Dec. 15, 1936, to the late Andrew Conner and the late Cora Martin Conner. Tompkins was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph Conner, Talmedge Conner and Leon Conner. She was a member of the DeVotie Baptist Church in Griffin. Tompkins was retired from Fort Gillem. After her retirement she worked with Waffle House for 16 years.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Lori Tompkins of Jonesboro; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Bruce Flick of Stockbridge; seven grandchildren; brothers, Charlie Carl Conner of Conyers and Bobby Edward Conner of McDonough; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. The Rev. Lynn McClain will officiate. Interment will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Forest Park. Friends may visit the family on Monday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. and Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is handling arrangements. Visit

James Castellaw

James Allen Castellaw, 86, of Macon, formerly of Locust Grove, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2003.

Castellaw was born Aug. 19, 1916, in Henry County to the late Andrew Carl Castellaw and the late Annie Mae McVicker Castellaw. He was preceded in death by wives, Laura Belle Hoey Castellaw in 1983, and Dot Ellis Carmichael Castellaw in 2003. He served his country in the U.S. Army for four-and-a-half years in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, where he served as a life deacon. He was a 1938 graduate of Georgia Tech and was retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. after 37 years of service. Castellaw was a member of the McDonough Lions Club and the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Laurann and Mark Calarco of Loganville and Carol and Jim Wharton of Macon; grandchildren, Connie Tane of Macon, James Clay Cordle of Jackson, and Michael Middleton of Orlando, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren; niece, Beverly Hardin of Locust Grove; nephews, Bill Caudle of Memphis, Tenn., Andy and James Caudle of Huntsville, Ala.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Caudle and Dr. Michael Middleton will officiate. Interment will follow at Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit the family Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Georgia Tech Alumni Scholarship Fund in memory of Mr. Castellaw.

Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, (770) 914-8833, is handling arrangements.