May 6, 2003

John Kenneth O'Quinn

Mr. John Kenneth O'Quinn, 71, of Lithonia, Ga., died May 4, 2003, at DeKalb Medical Center.

Mr. O'Quinn was born June 3, 1931, in Cook County, Ga., the son of the late Emma Ruth Cannon and John Briggs O'Quinn.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy in the Korean Conflict and was retired as an electronics sales engineer.

Mr. O'Quinn is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mrs. Helen Allen O'Quinn of Lithonia; children, Michael and Terri O'Quinn of McDonough, David and Nancy O'Quinn of Chattanooga, Tenn., John O'Quinn Jr. of Lithonia and Jason O'Quinn of Centennial, Colo.; sisters, Jane O'Quinn of Lilburn, Ga., Nedra Carr of St. Louis, Mo., and Lana Ruth Gonzales of Conyers; and grandchildren, Jessica O'Quinn, Andrew O'Quinn and Shelby O'Quinn.

A memorial service for Mr. John O'Quinn will be Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at 2 p.m. at McDonough First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mack Riley officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Those who wish in lieu of flowers may make donations to The Salvation Army. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770) 914-8833.

Mrs. Betty Loreta Shaw

Mrs. Betty Loreta Shaw, 66, of Oxford, died Saturday May 3, 2003, at Embracing Hospice Care in Snellville.

She was born Oct. 7, 1936, in Wheeler County to the late James Olis and Annie Mae Stuckey Stonecypher and was a former resident of South Bend, Ind. Mrs. Shaw was a 1954 graduate of Henry County High School and after her children finished their educations, she returned to college and received her degree in business administration from Indiana University in South Bend. An Oxford resident since 1996, Mrs. Shaw was a member of Oxford Baptist Church, the Joy Sunday School class and the church choir. She was a devoted wife and mother.

Survivors include her husband, Gray A. Shaw of Oxford, Ga.; children, Michael Raymond Shaw of South Bend, Ind., and Sheryl Leigh Shaw and Susan Maxine Dunn, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters, Lutrell Whitmire of El Reno, Okla., and Virginia Sadler of Rushville, Ind.; brother, Thomas Stonecypher of Rutledge, Ga.; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Oxford Baptist Church in Oxford, Ga., with the Rev. Ron Gaynor and the Rev. Sean Nicks officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ALS Association, 1955 Monroe Drive N.E., P.O. Box 13427, Atlanta, GA 30324-4828.