July 16/17, 2005

Cecil Jarrell

Cecil Noal Jarrell, 88 of Forest Park, passed away on July 11, 2005.

A native of DeKalb County, Mr. Jarrell was a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He is also a member of Decatur First Wesleyan Church and a member of Chamblee-Sardis Masonic Lodge #444.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Elizabeth Jarrell; daughter, Mary Wanda Jarrell; son, Wayne Jarrell and wife Kathy; daughter, Diane Miller and husband Mike; daughter, Sandra Powell and husband Doug; grandchildren, Renee, Scott, Rachel, Tonie, Little Wayne, Laura, Brian, Hannah and Sarah; six great grandchildren, Josh, Jacob, Devin, Kelly, Reagan, and Dustin; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Noal Jarrell were held on Thursday, July 14, 2005, 11 a.m., at Horis A. Ward-Parkway Chapel. Interment followed at Prospect Cemetery in Chamblee, Ga. The Family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 13, from 4 til 8 p.m.

Flowers were accepted by, or those who wish may make Donations to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, C/O Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd., Atlanta, Ga. 30342, (404)250-5437 or online at www.choa.org/foundation; in memory of Mr. Cecil Noal Jarrell.

Rilla Dumas

Mrs. Rilla Mae Dumas, age 78, of Riverdale Ga. passed away at her home on July 11, 2005.

Survivors include Edward Dumas of Riverdale, Ga., Sarah Cavallin and her husband Mike of Riverdale, Ga., Arthur Dumas and friend, Peggy Henshaw of Riverdale, Ga.; grandchildren, Melissa Cavallin of Riverdale, Ga., Eric and Kevin Dumas of Texas, Jessica Dumas, Heather Dumas of Jonesboro, and Angela Dumas of Atlanta .

The visitation will be Sunday, July 17, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pope Dickson and Son Jonesboro Chapel. The graveside service will be on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park in Macon, Ga. with the Rev. Tom Shannon officiating. Pope Dickson and Son Jonesboro Chapel may be reached at (770) 478-7211.

Earl White

Earl Monroe White, age 78, of Locust Grove, Ga. died Thursday, July 14, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Opal Tingle White; son, Gary and wife, Pamela Sayles White and their daughter Amy; daughter, Angela and husband Kevin S. Fort and their daughters, Courtney and Hayley; sister, Jimmie L. Bryant of Satsuma, Fla. and her sons Steve and David Carroll. Earl was a member and Deacon Emeritus of Locust Grove First Baptist Church, and in younger years taught Sunday School, lead RAs, Scouts and Explorers. He was born at 14 Old Ivy Road, Aug. 13, 1926, grew up on Wieuca Road and Lookout Place and attended R. L. Hope, North Fulton, and Georgia Tech. A. B. W. Ellis Eagle and a "boy from Buckhead" blessed by early friends who shaped his life and knowledge of God. He was a WWII veteran with three Bronze/Battle Stars, one Phillipine and two U.S. Presidential Citations. A SFC of MacArthur's Hqs. S.I.S. in the Pacific. He was in U.S. Government Communications from age 17 in Office of FDR, to Active Military Intelligence, the Dept. of Army (Civilian) until retirement at Atlanta Army Depot. Funeral services for Earl White will be Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 3 p.m. at Locust Grove First Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Heath, Rev. Craig Bowers and Rev. Rick Statham officiating. Interment will be in the Locust Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Those who wish in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Locust Grove First Baptist Church Building Fund, 10 Cleveland St., Locust Grove, Ga. 30248. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough may be reached at (770) 914-8833.