July 25, 2005
Troy Chafin Jr
Mr. James Troy Chafin Jr., age 83, of McDonough passed away Friday, July 22, 2005 at the Sacred Journey Hospice. Mr. Chafin was born August 20, 1921 in Henry County to the late James Troy Chafin, Sr. and the late Lillian Owen Chafin.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Jean Sirles Chafin in 1991 and by a brother, Clinton Chafin in 1994. Jim, Little Troy, or Brother, as he was known, was a 1938 graduate of the McDonough High School, was owner of Chafin Furniture for 39 years, past president of the Kiwanis Club, member of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, member of the Kelley Presbyterian Church, and was avid golfer.
Mr. Chafin served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, having completed 35 missions as a B-24 pilot in the European theater and retired after 22 years as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Survivors include his daughter, Kathryn E. Chafin of McDonough; son and daughter-in-law, The Honorable Judge James T. Chafin III and Sally Chafin of McDonough; grandchildren, Barbara Paige Chafin of McDonough, Kathryn Kelley Qualls of Los Angeles, Ca., James T. Chafin IV of Chicago, Il; brother and sister, Edgar Owen Chafin and Betty Jean Walker, both of McDonough; and nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be conducted Monday, July 25, 2005 at 5 p.m. from Kelley Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert P. Reno will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors.
The family will receive visitors in the church fellowship hall following the services. Memorial gifts may be made to Kelley Presbyterian Church, 3637 Airline Road, McDonough, Ga., 30252 in memory of Mr. Chafin. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough (770) 914-8833.
Mr. James Floyd Hay
Mr. James Floyd Hay, age 76, of Hampton, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Hay was born June 19, 1929 in Fulton County to the late Mary Lou Lanier and Floyd James Hay.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Joyce Lively.
He was a retired electrician, was of the Baptist faith, loved his NASCAR, time spent fishing and was a handyman.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Rutledge Hay of Hampton; children, Vicki Wilson of South Carolina, Rodney Hay of Macon, Karen Mae Kilgore of Hampton, Mark Hay of Florida, Elaine Turner of Luthersville and Deborah Speer of Newan; 17 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; sister, Shirley Boozer of Griffin; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park.
Friends may visit the family Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough (770) 914-8833.