March 5, 2004

Marcella Jean Schmenk

Marcella Jean Schmenk, beloved wife of James, fought a valiant battle against cancer. She succumbed Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, surrounded by her loving family.

Marcella was born April 6, 1928, in Delphos, Ohio to Lowell and Ida Foust. She was truly devoted to her family. Marcella became a mother figure to her three brothers when her parents met an early death. She further proceeded to rear her own three children (who could be trying at times).

Marcella role-modeled a strong work ethic. She embraced life to the fullest. She was very active with the Lioness Club while living in Ohio. Then she discovered golf. But more than golf, Marcella loved flowers. Her yard was a showcase of her talent and passion.

Marcella was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gordon Foust.

A memorial service to celebrate her full life will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at Hampton United Methodist Chapel in Hampton, Ga.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years; children, Pamela Lourens, James Schmenk Jr. and Craig Schmenk; grandchildren, Jeni Lourens, Kip Lourens, Nicholas Schmenk, Derrick Schmenk and Kevin Schmenk; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Makenzie and Mason Schmenk. She is further survived by her sister, Phyllis Schmenk (husband Richard); brother, Franklin Foust (wife Frances); brother, Keith Foust (wife Betty); sister-in-law, Jeanine Foust; Uncle Walter Foster, beloved dog Marcy; numerous nieces and nephews. Marcella will be truly and deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.

Wages & Son Funeral Home, Stone Mountain is in charge of arrangements. (770) 469-9811.

Freddie E. Sinyard

Freddie E. Sinyard, age 57, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, March 3, 2004.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6 from the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home with Major Jim Bovender and Captain Curt Sayre officiating. Interment will follow at Camp Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Sinyard; daughters, Annette Priscilla Garner of Jonesboro, Sheila Ann Sinyard of McDonough and Melissa Ann Sinyard of Jonesboro; sisters, Eva Mae Hulsey of Harrison County and Ruby Etta Hickey of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Timothy James Sinyard, Kristin Haley Sinyard, Heather Ann Sinyard, Austin Cole Garner, James Patrick Bowman II and Dustin Ryan Garner.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

Lloyd R. Vernon Sr.

Mr. Lloyd R. Vernon Sr., age 71, of Jonesboro passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2004.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Vernon; children, Nancy Renee Minshew, Brenda G. White, Randy B. Vernon, Lloyd R. Vernon Jr., and Tanya L. Powell; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

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