August 5, 2004

Thelma Ruth Hatmaker

Mrs. Thelma Ruth Hatmaker, 69, of Stockbridge, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 5, at Ward's Fairview Chapel, with the Rev. David Harrell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by husband of more than 40 years, James Hatmaker; sons, Lawrence Yon of Acworth, William Brett of Stockbridge, and Frank Hatmaker of McDonough; daughter, Sandra Miller of McDonough; brothers, Sonny and Gary Benton of Columbus, Ga.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 2200 Lake Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319 or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006.

Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel, (770) 474-1231.

Betty Neill

Mrs. Betty Neill

July 5, 1930 n August 3, 2004

Mrs. Betty Ruth Warren Neill, 74, of Jonesboro, formerly of Griffin, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at the Southern Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Neill was born in Spalding County, Ga. July 5, 1930, to the late Walter Lee Warren and the late Lonie Mae Wright Warren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonie L. Neill Jr. Mrs. Neill was retired from Dundee Mill #1. She attended Living Waters Congregational Holiness Church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ruth Neill will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 6 in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Crews officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Neill is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Johnny Purmort of Jonesboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Crystal Neill of Jonesboro and Freddie and Charlene Neill of Riverdale; grandchildren, Steven Neill, Christopher Neill, Cason Neill, Amanda Purmort, Ryan Purmort, and Matthew Purmort; great-grandchildren, Cody Purmort, and Gabe Neill; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Henry and Shirley Neill of Griffin; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit the family from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of the arrangements.