January 10, 2005

Elizabeth Jean

Roth Germany

Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Roth Germany of Stockbridge passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2005. She was the wife of Col. James C. Germany, and they had been married 59 years. Betty was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on March 17, 1924 to Bill and Anna Roth.

During World War II, she worked in a defense plant in Indianapolis and helped make the highly secret "Norden Bombsight." This bombsight was used in the bombers that dropped the atomic bombs on Japan. She was active in community affairs, attending many ballgames in which her children played. She was Treasurer of the State of Georgia Reserve Officers Association Ladies for more than 15 years. She was a lifetime Catholic and was a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in McDonough.

She is survived by her husband, James Cecil Germany Jr.; and six children, Judith (John) Bender, Jimmy Germany, Jack Germany, Jeffrey Germany, Joel Germany, and Jerome (Jennifer) Germany. Also, eight grandchildren, Jessica (Shane) Giddens, Jarrod Bender, Justin Germany, Joseph Germany, Jill (Harvey) Reagan, Jerel Germany, Jacob Germany and Josh Germany; three great-grandchildren, Jacey, Jayla and Jenna Giddens; sisters, Peggy Roth and Joan Holzer; brothers, William F. Roth and Morand A. Roth; also many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 1000 Decatur Road/ Ga. Highway 155, McDonough, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. Viewing was to be held today at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may sign the online registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements (770) 914-1414.

Donald W. Brock

Donald W. (Don) Brock Sr., of Hampton, died Jan. 7, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Sara Brock, of Hampton; sons, Donald Brock Jr., of Union City, Larry Brock, of Rossville, Brian Brock, of Jonesboro; sister, Dottie Brown, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. at Horis A. Ward Tara Chapel, the Rev. Billy Lewis officiating. Interment will be at Jones Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery. The family was to receive friends today from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Horis A. Ward Tara Chapel, 681 North Ave., Jonesboro (770) 471-7171.