April 20, 2004

Ron Ethridge

Mr. Ron Ethridge, 37, of Forest Park, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2004, at South Fulton Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 17, 1966, son of Ronnie Lee Ethridge Sr. and Anne B. Weber.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 21 at Pope Dickson and Son Morrow Chapel, with Dr. Bryan Lee and the Rev. Carroll Renfroe officiating. Interment will follow at Jones Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Ethridge; daughters, Ashton Ethridge and Laurel Ethridge; son, Tyler Ethridge; sisters, Angie Ethridge and Wendy Garrett; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit the family from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

Bennie Poston Little

Bennie Poston Little, 73, of Jonesboro, died April 16, 2004.

She was a member of Jonesboro First Baptist Church and attended Tara Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Burnett.

Survivors include her husband Robert (Bobby) Little of Jonesboro; two daughters, Cynthia "June" Little of Jonesboro and Mary Jo and Keith Trawick of McDonough; sister Annie Ruth Ford of Jonesboro; two grandchildren Evan and Eric Trawick; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 19 at 11 a.m. at Tara Garden Chapel, with Pastor Ron Little officiating. Interment followed in Sherwood Memorial Park.

Thomas L. Scroggs Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171, is handling arrangements.

Rita Janis Spencer

Mrs. Rita Janis Spencer, age 56 (July 4, 1947 - April 18, 2004), of 7 Simmons Way, Ellenwood, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2004, at her residence.

Mrs. Spencer was born in Michigan July 4, 1947, to James C. Southerland and the late Agnes Lee Evans. She was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Clifton. Mrs. Spencer had formerly worked in management for Cub Foods. She was a member of the Pinecrest Baptist Church in Morrow.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 21 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Dr. Raymond Hancock will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga.

Mrs. Spencer is survived by her daughter and boyfriend; Angela Spencer and Chip Crawley; son and daughter-in-law, Jody and Trina Spencer; grandchildren, Steven Spencer, Michael Holbert, and Brittany Spencer; brothers, John Grovensteen, Jimmy Southerland, and Jimmy Evans; father, James C. Southerland; boyfriend, Chris Petersen.

Friends may visit the family from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home, to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, Griffin, is in charge of the arrangements. (770) 227-2300.