October 31, 2003

Thelma Neal

Thelma Neal, 82, of Ellenwood, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003.

She is survived by her husband, Guy Neal; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Paula Neal of McDonough; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanie and William McNally of Fayetteville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at The Rock Baptist Church. The Revs. Paul Aday and Michael Sheppard will officiate. Interment will be at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at the funeral home.

Ford-Stewart Funeral Home Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.

Melvin H. Nix

Melvin H. Nix, 77, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003.

Mr. Nix was a member of the U.S. Navy and served on the LST 700 during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Laverne "Tootsie" Nix of Stockbridge; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jimmy Stuckey of Stockbridge; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Dana Nix of Stockbridge; son, Mark Edward Nix of Stockbridge; sister, Edna Blackwood of South Carolina; brother, Charles Nix of South Carolina; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at New Testament Baptist Church by Dr. Curtis Turner. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Parkway Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to New Testament Baptist Church, 2352 Old Rex Morrow Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294.

Thomas L. Scroggs Parkway Garden Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.