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Thomas "Tom" Agnew Jr.

Mr. Thomas "Tom" Agnew Jr., age 73, of Stockbridge, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Jene H. Agnew, a son, Thomas J. Agnew III, and a daughter, Angela Agnew.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Stockbridge, with Brother Doug Hall officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Billy Cook of Stockbridge; daughter, Brandie Hill of Stockbridge; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Doris Agnew of Trion, Ga., and Bobby and Teresa Agnew of Monroe, Ga.; brothers, Floyd and Benny Agnew; sister, Frances Hardin; 14 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the funeral home.

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

Ellen Akin Bell

Ellen Akin Bell of McDonough went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, and the Sunday School class taught by her dear friend, Jane Abel. The members of this class were some of her closest and dearest friends. Ellen served as treasurer of this class, and actively worked with the Bereavement Care Group. She used her considerable talent as a cook to feed many families at the church and to provide food for the Homeless Shelter to which they ministered.

Also dear to her heart were her friends from Colonial Hills Baptist Church, formerly in East Point, where she was a member before moving to McDonough in 1982.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Ford-Stewart Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Dr. Dean Haun, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, presided. A brief interment service was held at the Holly Hills Memorial Gardens in Fairburn, with Hinton Harris presiding. Ellen now resides in glory with her Lord Jesus Christ.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 45 years, Harold Bell; daughter, Dianne Cowan; son, David, and his wife, Stacy Bell; stepdaughter, Brenda, and her husband, Jerry Thomas; grandchildren, Heather, and her husband, Rob Balsam, Shanna Cowan, Elizabeth Cowan, Damon, and his wife, Beth Thomas, Jenni, and her husband, Brandon Zink; brother, Reeves, and his wife, Jane Akin; eight nephews; four nieces; five other sisters-in-law; and a host of much-loved friends.

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

Mary Ann Roland Chesser

Mrs. Mary Ann Roland Chesser, age 67, of Locust Grove, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at Sharon Baptist Church in McDonough, with the Rev. Gary Lewis and the Rev. Tim Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in McDonough.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Chesser; daughters, Jenny and Nathan Tallant of Locust Grove, Cindy and Herb Nash of Conyers, Gwen Popp of Locust Grove, and Laura Sims of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Windy Blair, Jena Goldin, Dustin Tallant, Christopher Popp, Rachel Popp, Alex Sims, and Micah Sims; great-grandson, Bryce Golden.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Sharon Baptist Church Building Fund, 536 N. Ola Road, McDonough, GA 30252.

Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (770) 474-1231.