May 20

James Sheldon Dossett Jr.

James Sheldon Dossett Jr., age 48, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2003.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at Parkway Garden Chapel.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Dossett of Locust Grove; daughters, Wendy Sellers of Locust Grove and Erica Calls of Stockbridge; sister, Molly Jean Dossett Sanders of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Amber Smith, and Tyler and Trevor Sellers.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3 p.m. until service time.

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

Ernest Garvin King


Ernest Garvin King, age 76, of Forest Park and formerly of Atlanta, passed away Friday, May 16, 2003, at Emory Hospital.

He was born June 20, 1926, the ninth child of 11 children born to John Thomas King and Nancy Mamie Lunsford King. He was raised in the West End area and was a member of West End Baptist Church. He attended Lee Street Elementary and Boys High. After serving in the United States Army he came back under the G.I. Bill, he was graduated at Joe Brown High School Class of 1948. He retired after 25 years of service with The City of Atlanta Fire Department Station 25 (Cascade and Sewell Roads). He also retired from Rich's Distribution Center (Candler Warehouse and Stone Mountain). He had recently retired as a courier for BankAmerica n Beav n Ex. He was a member of the American Legion Bolton Post 156. He was past commander and current Adjundant for that Post. A member of 40 Hommes ET 8 Chevaux, Voiture Local 217. A member of Leroy Duncan Masonic Lodge.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22 in the chapel, with the Rev. Marion Price and the Rev. Clayton Sanders officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Salem Baptist Churchyard, Lexington, Ga. His daughter, Barbara A. King, and his brother-in-law and best friend, Wallace Barnhill, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Oma King; daughters and sons-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Tharpe Jr. (Patsy) of Griffin, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Moran (Nancy) of Newnan; sons, Augustus (Judson) King of Forest Park, and Johnny (Katie) Boyd; grandchildren, Kimberly Williams of Griffin, Brandy and Mario Castro of Griffin, Daye and Sukoshi Sills of Seminole, Fla., Amber and Woody Reynolds of Griffin, and Laura and Charles Moran of Newnan; great-grandchildren, Mario, Victoria, and Johnathan Castro, Ariel Reynolds, and one child expected in September; sisters, Frances Pruitt, Mildred King, Betty Bell and Sara (Richard) Warf; sisters-in-law, Annie (Roy) Cook, Jean Barnhill, Betty (Joe) Dupree, Jackie (Stewart) Brown, Margaret (Ralph) Bridges, Callie (Wayne) Owens, and Jane Sanders; brothers-in-law, Ned (Sue) Sanders, Billy (Norma) Sanders, and Clayton (Mildred) Sanders.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the funeral home.

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

Carolyn M. Nix

Mrs. Carolyn M. Nix of Riverdale died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at her residence.

A Chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, with Mr. Floyd Jones and the Rev. James Cannon officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her son, Richard T. Nix of Riverdale; sisters, Frances Whatley Adams of Thomaston, Ruth Whatley Massengale of Woodbury, and Peggy Ann Whatley Jones of Suffolk, Va.; brothers, Thomas Floyd Whatley Jr. of Bainbridge, and Roger Maron Whatley of Dothan, Ala.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

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

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

Ruby Alice Royal


Mrs. Ruby Alice Royal, 76, entered into rest Friday, May 16, 203, at Athena Rehab of Clayton, Lake City, Ga.

Mrs. Royal was born in Burke County, but had resided in Clayton County for the past 40 years. She was the daughter of the late Frank Royal and Alice Tobias Royal. She had retired as a newspaper reporter, having worked for The True Citizen, The Augusta Chronicle, and the News Daily of Jonesboro, Ga. She had also served Clayton County as a Justice of the Peace for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and had volunteered faithfully for the March of Dimes. She was of the Baptist faith and attended the Grace Baptist Church of Jonesboro.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 19 at the DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel in Waynesboro, Ga., with Pastor Gene Breed officiating. Interment followed at Burke Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include a son, Bobby (Brenda) Quick of Riverdale; daughter, Linda (Tim) Knier of Decatur; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements. (706) 554-3531.

George Edward Stubbs III

George Edward Stubbs III died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon, May 12, 2003.

He was born Jan. 28, 1965, in Fulton County, Ga. He was blessed to be brought up by his loving mom, Joyce, and later his step-dad, Don. He was the eldest of four children and shared the home with his two sisters, Robin and Lesa, and his brother, Keith. He graduated from Jonesboro Senior High. He then attended Tulane University, where he met the love of his life, Brenda, while he was a sophomore. They married that year and had been inseparable ever since. Ed went on to attend the University of Oklahoma Medical School. He then moved with Brenda, David and Laura to Charlotte to be a resident in Obstetrics-Gynecology at Carolinas Medical Center. They fell in love with North Carolina and its people and decided to stay. Allison was born during this time, and after a four-year residency program, Ed joined the practice of Eastover OB-GYN and opened an office in the university area. He was devoted to his patients and loved his work and his partners. He was most devoted, however, to his family. Ed would drop anything at a moment's notice to spend time with any of them. He was aware that time was precious to all of us, and he made the most of every minute. His sister, Lesa Strickland, preceded him in death.

A Memorial Mass was conducted at noon Friday, May 16 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, N.C. with the Rev. Monsignor Joseph Kerin officiating.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24 at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, 1865 Highway 20 East, McDonough.

The family will receive visitors from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 23 at the home of Don and Joyce Parks, 782 Patton Road, Jonesboro.

In addition to his wife and children, survivors include his mom and step-dad, Joyce and Don Parks of Jonesboro; brother, Keith Stubbs of Jonesboro; sister, and her husband, Robin and Blaine Collins, and niece, Stephanie Collins of Locust Grove; father, G.E. Stubbs Jr. of Screven, Ga.

The family request that in lieu of flowers donations are made to: ION Foundation Foster Children, 9910 Hillspring Drive, Huntersville, N.C. 28078 or National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Charlotte, 9844-C Southern Pines Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28273.

McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service, Charlotte Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. (704) 334-6421.

Cindy Lee West

Cindy Lee West, 52, of Hampton, passed away Monday, May 19, 2003.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22 at Tara Garden Chapel, with Pastor Ron Little officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Andrew West; daughters, Michelle West of Zebulon and Kathy Mathis of Jonesboro; father, Edward Carver of Gaylesville, Ala.; brothers, Stanley and Larry Carver, both of Calhoun; grandchild, Tristen Presley; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the funeral home.

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