August 24, 2004

LaRue Clotfelter

Mrs. LaRue Clotfelter, 78, of McDonough, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 24 from Ward's Fairview Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by husband, Lamar Clotfelter; children, Joyce Ann and Terry Cheney of Jonesboro, Mark and Gloria Clotfelter of Alpharetta, and Susan Estes of McDonough; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital-Donations, 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342.

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

John Quinton Denney

Mr. John Quinton Denney, 85, of Forest Park, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Parkway Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. at Hillview Memorial Park, Alexander City, Ala. (256) 234-3751.

Survivors include his wife, Laverne Denney; daughter and son-in-law, Nita and Ralph Kendall; son and daughter-in-law, John H. and Ruby Denney; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sisters, Ethleen Hancock and Maureen Gray; brother, Neal Denney; several nieces and nephews.

Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Sarah Ann Dickson

Sarah Ann Dickson, 87, of Hampton, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004.

She was the widow of the late Col. Donald Dean Dickson. Mrs. Dickson was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Smyrna.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Hampton, with the Rev. Jay Fischer officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27 at the funeral home.

Those desiring may make contributions to the Gideons International.

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

Dr. William T. Hays Jr.

Dr. William T. Hays Jr., 77, went to be with the Lord Saturday morning, Aug. 21, 2004.

Dr. Hays faithfully served over 50 years in the ministry, after serving his country in the Navy during World War II. In 1969, Dr. Hays became the Pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church and served there until his retirement in 1989. Though he retired from the pastorate, he did not retire from the ministry. Over the past 15 years he served as Associate Director of Macedonia World Baptist Missions, served as interim pastor of two churches, and helped start a Bible college in the country of Moldova.

During his years as pastor he was involved in many activities in the community and throughout the world. He was a Chaplain of Southern Regional Hospital for more than 10 years. Dr. Hays had a heart for missions and started Faith Promise Programs, which helped raise financial support for missionaries around the world. He had many opportunities to visit them in such places as Cuba, Indonesia, China, Peru, Moldova and Russia. Only the Lord knows how many lives Dr. Hays touched during his lifetime.

The funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Bible Baptist Church in Hampton. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rachel Hays; sister, Anita O'Neal; daughters, Laura Pokorski and Kathy Hays; son, Nathan Hays; grandchildren, Jonathan Johnson, Brittany Hays and Andrew Hays.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made to Bible Baptist Church in Hampton, Ga. or Macedonia World Baptist Missions, Braselton, Ga.

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

Irma Jacqueline "Jackie" Land Lowder

Irma Jacqueline "Jackie" Land Lowder, 63, of Riverdale, passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Fayette Community Hospital following her battle with breast cancer.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro and a teacher at Jonesboro Middle School.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 24 at The First Baptist Church of Jonesboro Worship Center. The remains will lie in state one hour prior to service time. Dr. Charles Q. Carter and Dr. Dean Haun will officiate. Interment will follow at Camp Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you please donate to the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org or 1-800-HELP-NOW) and the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org or 1-800-ACS-2345).

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