August 18, 2004

Thomas R. "Sonny" Smith

Mr. Thomas R. "Sonny" Smith of Morrow passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004.

Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Pitts, Ga.

Survivors include his grandsons, Charles Pierce Jr. and Joshua Pierce; granddaughter, Christina Pierce; son, Brent Smith; daughter, Theresa Smith; son-in-law, Charles Pierce Sr.; brother, Bernard H. Smith; sister, Yvonne F. Byrd.

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

Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Bernice Irene Stone

Mrs. Bernice Irene Stone, 83 of McDonough, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004.

Mrs. Stone was a member of Cameron St. Christian Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 from Ward's Fairview Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Barnett and the Rev. Johnny Sparks officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by son, Daniel and Betsy Stone of McDonough; sisters, Alma Ruth Fullerton of Atlanta, Jake and Johnny Sparks of McDonough, Ina Lou and Ray West of Decatur, and Juanita Echoles of Commerce; brother, Curmey and Kathleen Parson of Stockbridge; sisters-in-law, Louise Parson of Rex, Joyce Parson of Morrow; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

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