Obituaries

Joyce Lee Blanton

Joyce Lee Blanton, age 58, passed away Monday, June 23, 2003, at her residence.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27 at Tara Garden Chapel, with Pastor Jose Montez officiating. Entombment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, James V. Blanton of Riverdale; children, Karen S. Nichter of Taylorsville, Ky., Tina M. Wright of Riverdale, James A. Blanton of New Albany, Ind.; 11 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 26.

Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Georgia Louise Grace

Georgia Louise Grace, age 73, of Gainesville, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of Eastern Stars and a former member of Forest Park First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at Parkway Garden Chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Gardner "Pete" Grace; daughter, Donna and Ken Plain of Morrow; sons, Johnny and Rhonda Grace of Griffin and Fred and Melissa Grace of Gainesville; sisters, Marcy Davis of Pinson, Ala. and Neil Young of Leeds, Ala.; brothers, Sonny Davis of Alabama and Aubrey Davis of Douglasville; grandchildren, Chad Grace, Adam Grace, Casey Plain, and Corey Plain; step-grandchildren, Rachel Bodine, and Steven and Tina Prince; step-great-grandchildren, Ara Evans, Chase Evans, Ashley Prince, and Kristen Prince; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Nicholas Joseph Nicksich

Mr. Nicholas Joseph Nicksich, age 74, of Morrow, passed away Monday, June 23, 2003.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hapeville, with Father Charles Donovan officiating. Interment will follow in Arlington Memorial Park.

Survivors include his son, Thomas Joseph Nicksich of Jonesboro; daughter, Karen Marie Ethridge of McDonough; grandchildren, Ashton Nicole, Laurel Courtney, and Nicholas Tyler Thomas Ethridge.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700.

Margaret Willingham Purcell

Margaret Willingham Purcell, age 86, passed away Monday, June 23, 2003.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26 at Tara Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Dale Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Campground Cemetery. Family and friends will act as active pallbearers.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Diana Purcell of Thomaston; sister, Nellie Rosser of Snellville; brother, Ben Willingham of Snellville; grandchildren, Lance, Jason, and Michael Purcell, and Jaylen Nagro.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.