May 17/18

Reginald Lewis Ammons

Mr. Reginald Lewis Ammons, age 48, of 3015 Reynolds Run, McDonough, Ga. departed this life Monday, May 12, 2003.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, May 17, 2003 at noon at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 397 Racetrack Road, McDonough, with Pastor Woodrow Williams, officiating. Interment will follow at Lincoln Cemetery.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted wife, Mrs. Priscilla Jefferson Ammons; children, Reginald L. Ammons, II, and LaKeshia R. Ammons; sisters, Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Lewis (Joyce), Ms. Cassandra M. Ammons, and Ms. Dewonia L. Ammons; mother and father-in-law; sisters and brother-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

His remains will lie in state at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. The family will assemble at 11:00 a.m. at the residence.

W. D. Lemon & Sons Funeral Home, 300 Griffin St., McDonough, (770) 957-4337.

Margrit Ackermann Broder


Margrit Ackermann Broder, 83, of Stockbridge, died Thursday, May 15, 2003.

A native of Switzerland, Mrs. Broder with her husband and three children moved to Stockbridge in 1951. She was a homemaker, the mother of eight children, and an integral part of the family dairy farm operation.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, May 19 at Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Jonesboro, with Father Gregory Hartmayer serving as celebrant. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Hans M. Broder Sr.; brothers, Karl and Meinard Ackermann of Mels, Switzerland; sisters-in-law, Margrit and Frieda Ackermann; sisters, Hildegard Modesta and Anne Marie Luca of Bern, Switzerland; eight children with their spouses include Hans M. and Lyndy Lynberg Broder Jr. of Stockbridge, Kirk and Margrit Broder Scruggs of Huntsville, Ala., Dr. Josef M. and Diane Brownlee Broder of Watkinsville, Michael F, and Jacqueline Dale Broder of Florence, Ala., Charles U. and Susan Krupavickas Broder of Stockbridge, Patrick W. and Sandra Cole Broder of Stockbridge, Peter C. and Margaret Struckel Broder of Atlanta and Peter and Angela Broder Nemeth of Horgan, Switzerland; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, May 18 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A short prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Contributions can be made to Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 591 Flint River Road, Jonesboro, Ga. 30238.

Horis A. Ward's Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge is in charge of arrangements. (770) 474-1231.

Joann Wood Cotter


Joann Wood Cotter, 71, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, in Henry County Medical Center.

Mrs. Cotter was a native of Calera, Ala., but made her home in Milledgeville for many years. Her husband, Dr. David Cotter, preceded her in death. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama, a former teacher with the Baldwin County Board of Education, where she retired in 1992 with 32 years of service. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, the Teacheriffics singing group from West End Elementary School, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

A Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, May 17, with Father Michael McWhorter officiating. Burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. from Tuscaloosa Memorial Park in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with the Rev. Joseph Robinson officiating.

Survivors include her sons, Barry Cotter and wife Sarah of McDonough, Mark Cotter and wife Mary Pratt of McDonough, and Walter Cotter and wife Patricia of Atlanta; grandchildren, Catherine, David, Charlie, Frank, and Margaret; brother, Eason Kavanaugh Wood and wife Joann of Tuscaloosa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville is in charge of arrangements.


May 17/18

Mary Rowan Daniel


Mrs. Mary Rowan Daniel, age 84, of McDonough, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at Dogwood Forest.

She was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Henry County, daughter of the late Annie Brannan and Robert Tyre Rowan. Mrs. Daniel was a devoted homemaker, a member of Flippen United Methodist Church, a delegate of the United Methodist Church Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in 1984 and 1988, a delegate to General Conference in 1984, served on the board of directors for Vashti School for four years, served on North Georgia Conference Board of Global Ministries for eight years, Trustee on North Georgia Council of Moral and Civic Concerns, and represented the Red Cross for home service in Pike County for more than 20 years. Her husband, Harold T. Daniel Sr. preceded her in death March 13, 2001, and brother, Horace Rowan on June 22, 2001.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at Flippen United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gary Demore and the Rev. James Sanders officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. She will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Survivors include her children, Harold Turner Daniel Jr. of Atlanta, Evelyn Claire Daniel of Cambridge, Mass., and Dr. Randy Daniel of Stockbridge; brother, Paul Rowan of McDonough; sister, Elsie Rowan Reader of McDonough; grandchildren, Erin Daniel, Jennie Daniel, Amelia Daniel, Annie Daniel, and Martha Daniel Hobbs.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Janice Kay Lumpkin

Janice Kay Lumpkin of Morrow died Thursday, May 15, 2003.

Jan was a devoted wife, loving mother and active church member. Jan was born in Gadsden, Ala. to Bill and Beatrice Tuck. Since 1973, she has resided in Morrow, where she worked at Low Temp Industries until the time of her death. She was also a 30-year dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Morrow.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, May 17 at First Baptist Church of Morrow, with the Rev. Stephen Cook officiating.

Survivors include her loving husband of 37 years, John Durwood Lumpkin; brother, Billy Don Tuck of Gadsden; daughter, Jennifer L. Dunn; son-in-law, Rob Dunn; granddaughter, Lilly Kay Dunn; a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in her name to the American Cancer Society or First Baptist Church of Morrow. The American Cancer Society can be contacted at 2200 Century Blvd., Suite 950, Atlanta, Ga. 30345 – phone (404) 315- 1123. First Baptist Church of Morrow can be contacted at 1647 Lake Harbin Road, Morrow, Ga. 30260 – phone (770) 961-9270.

Cremation Society of Georgia, Atlanta is in charge of arrangements. (404) 355-7627.

Charles A. Smith

Mr. Charles A. Smith, age 65, of Jonesboro, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2003.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17 in the chapel.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Smith, and stepdaughter, Toni Barge.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

Virginia Pearl Bailey Smith


Virginia Pearl Bailey Smith, age 73, of Thomaston, Ga., died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Upson Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Smith was born in Bibb County, Ala. She was the owner/operator of her own ornamental steel shop for more than 24 years. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Mr. Martin D. Smith, preceded her in death.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at Sylvia Hill Baptist Church in Thomaston, with the Rev. Floyd Nelson officiating.

Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Linda Jean Harrell of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Tracy Sharon Thiel of Thomaston, and Mrs. Wanda Grace White of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Mr. Eldon Bailey and Mr. Vernon Bailey; sisters, Mrs. Eunice Cardinal of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mrs.Thelma Guy of Mobile, Ala., Mrs. Jean Hovell of Mobile, and Mrs. Lucille Lee of Tuscaloosa; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Coggins Funeral Home, Thomaston is in charge of arrangements. (706) 647-9681.