October 28, 2003

Edith B. Harris

Mrs. C.L. (Edith B.) Harris, 94, of Stockbridge, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. at Madison First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Kerr officiating. Interment will follow at Winterville Cemetery.

A native of Henry County, Harris was a retired teacher at Stockbridge High School, a member of Madison First United Methodist Church and a graduate of North Georgia College.

Survivors include nephews Billy and Teresa Hinton of Stockbridge and Bob and Joyce Hinton of Stockbridge; several great-nieces, nephews and a great-great-niece. Her husband, Charles Leon Harris Jr., and sister, Ruth Bowen Hinton, preceded her in death.

The family received friends Sunday at the funeral home.

Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Rockdale Chapel, (770) 918-8851, is handling arrangements.

Olive Peake Weaver

Olive Peake Weaver, 85, of McDonough, died Oct. 25, 2003. Weaver was a member of McDonough Presbyterian Church. She loved the outdoors, gardening and good food.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Russell P. Weaver; daughter, Marcia (Phillip) Partington of The Villages, Fla.; sons, Russell H. (Lil) Weaver of McDonough, Curtis D. (Sharren) Weaver of Lodi, Ohio; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at 11 a.m. from the McDonough Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lisa Majoros officiating.

The family will receive friends in the church parlor one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the McDonough Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 652, McDonough, Ga. 30253. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com.

Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, McDonough/Stockbridge, (770) 914-1414, is handling arrangements.

Robert (Jack) Exum

Robert (Jack) Exum of Hampton died Oct. 24, 2003.

Exum never met a stranger. He was loved by all who knew him because of his love and generosity to anyone who needed help. He was born on May 7, 1928, the youngest child of Carl and Annie Exum and raised in the Dutchtown area of Henry County. He retired after 39 years with Eastern Airlines and enjoyed collecting Coke and Eastern Airlines memorabilia. He could answer any question about Coke products and loved to trade items with other Coke buffs. He was a member of County Line Congregational Church. He loved to watch football, fish and can. He had the best green thumb in the area and always had a beautiful and bountiful garden, which he always shared. He was a great cook who had the best recipe for rabbit stew that ever was. He loved to play Yahtzee with his family around the kitchen table. We will miss him so much. He was a loving husband, fantastic father and good friend to all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ollie Moss Exum; three children, Teresa Exum of Griffin, Keith (Jan) Exum, Staci (Kevin) Oney, all of McDonough. He leaves six beautiful grandchildren, Natalie Sanders (Thomas) of Hampton, Jeth Childers (Cindy Greene) of Griffin, Shane Preston (Barbara Blanks) of Griffin, Calen Exum, Patrick Oney, Austin Oney, all of McDonough. He was so close to his loving niece, Debbie Duffey of McDonough, and cousin, Frances Exum of Dutchtown. He was blessed to see the birth of his first great-granddaughter on Jan. 10, 2003, Abriel Sanders of Hampton, daughter of Natalie and Thomas Sanders.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Andrew DeLee, Rev. James Miller, Dr. Michael Halsey and George McGraw officiating. Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Christian Ministries Hospice, 621 Carver Road, Griffin, Ga. 30224.

Jack Exum loved Jesus and praised him even in his last days on this earth. When the disease was taking away his memory and thinking, Jack could still praise God and thank God's heavenly angels for being around him. He is now in the presence of the Lord with all his immediate family, Carl and Annie Exum, and brothers Monroe, Grady and sister Ellen. What an awesome husband and father he was and he shall forever be missed but carried close in our hearts. Till we see you again sweet Poppa and loving angel.

Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com. Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, McDonough/Stockbridge, (770) 914-1414, is handling arrangements.

Don Vinyard

Don Vinyard, 71, of McDonough, died Oct. 25, 2003.

He was born in Binger, Okla., on Jan. 26, 1932, the son of the late Grace Mary Wilkerson and George Washington Lee Vinyard. He was a member of Flippen United Methodist Church, served his country for 23 years in the U.S. Air Force and had his own business, Vinyard Janitorial Service, for years in Henry County before retiring.

Vinyard is survived by his wife, Sylvia Head Vinyard of McDonough; children, Mary and John Clarke of England, Don R. and Donna Vinyard of McDonough, and Anita and John Gunnoe of McDonough; sisters Vurl Newman and Burl DeVaughn of Yukon, Okla.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary DeMore officiating. Interment will follow at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park.

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

Those who wish in lieu of flowers may make donations to Flippen UMC Building Fund or American Cancer Society.

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