November 17, 2004

Mrs. Mattie Hall

January 5, 1914 - November 16, 2004

Mrs. Mattie Mae Powell Hall, 90, of Hall Road, Hampton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004.

Mrs. Hall was born in Fayette County Jan. 5, 1914 to the late Ernest Neal Powell and the late Dallie Mae Goodman Powell. Mrs. Hall is preceded in death by her husband, Allen Hall. Mrs. Hall retired from the Dundee Bleachery. At the time of her death, Mrs. Hall was the oldest living member of County Line United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hall was also the church pianist for 40 years. She lived with her son, Jackie Hall.

Mrs. Hall is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest Hall of Jackson, David and Sandra Hall of Hampton, Thomas and Jean Hall of McDonough, Donald Hall of Hampton, Harold Hall of Stockbridge, and Jackie and Pam Hall of Hampton; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Hall will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at County Line United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gene Walton and the Rev. Eddie Bradford will officiate. Interment will follow in Whitewater Baptist Church Cemetery in Brooks.

Friends may visit the family today from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Merry Surber


Mrs. Merry Surber of Jonesboro died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at Southern Regional Medical Center.

Chapel services will begin at noon today, Wednesday, Nov. 17 with Pastor Randy Young officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Ilene Surber of Jonesboro; son, Kennneth Mitchell of Hampton; sisters, Diane Braydon of Jonesboro and Delores Young of Douglasville; brothers, Joe Mitchell of Senoia and Bobby Mitchell of Winder; three grandchildren.

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

Alvin Thomas Wallace

Mr. Alvin Thomas Wallace, 86, of Jonesboro passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2004.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro and a veteran of World War II.

Funeral services will begin at 2:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Joneboro City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Ruth Wallace; children, Reuben Wallace of Jonesboro, Ronald Wallace of Epworth, Ga., Damon Wallace of Opelika, Ala., and Sylvia Tynes of Sharpsburg; brother, J.L. Wallace of Sharpsburg; sister, Ethelle Montgomery of Lawrenceville; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro. (770) 210-2700.