May 16, 2005

Stacy Lynn Buffington

Stacy Lynn (Brock) Buffington, of Newnan, passed away early Thursday, May 12, 2005, at her residence. She was 39 years old.

Stacy was born in Fulton County and lived the early years of her life in Clayton County. She later moved to Coweta County, where she lived the remainder of her life.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Buffington, of Newnan; a daughter, Rachel Buffington, of Newnan; her parents, Darryl and Charlene Brock, of Locust Grove; two sisters, Jennifer Brock and Kim Spraggins, both of Locust Grove; grandparents, Sarah Brock, of College Park, and Charlie and Betty Hopkins, of Jonesboro; and a nephew, Michael Spraggins, of Locust Grove.

Services were held Sunday at Holly Hill memorial Park in Fairburn. Shepard Funeral Service, Fairburn (770) 964-7833.

Edward Casey

Edward Daniel "Dan" Casey, 81, of Lake City, passed away from this world on May 14, 2005. He was born on Independence Day 1923 to Oliver Riley Casey and Julia Metcalf Casey in Inman, S.C., where he later married his wife of 63 years, Mary Louise Allen. After serving in the Army during World War II and attending business school, he joined Southern Railway, where he worked for 40-plus years until his retirement in 1985.

He moved with his young family to Forest Park, having been transferred to Atlanta from Charlotte, N.C., in 1954. Dan and his wife, Mary, joined and became active members in their new church, Jones Memorial United Methodist, soon after arriving in Clayton County - teaching Sunday school and serving in several capacities, including chairman of the board. Always civic-minded, he was a past member and president of the Forest Park Jaycees and, in later years, the Forest Park Kiwanis Club, where he made many friends and became a widely known figure in the "movers and shakers" of the vibrant county in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

He was a loving and devoted husband and father, enjoying frequent contact with his extended family, all having remained in the area. Known by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as "Dan-daddy," he enjoyed gardening, fishing on West Point and Spivey lakes, and he rarely missed a Braves game on TV.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Meg Casey, of Rex; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Larry Knight, of Fayetteville; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Lee Casey, of Jonesboro; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and John Zingarelli, of Lilburn; brother and sister-in-law, Neil and Lib Casey, of Spartanburg, S.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Tom Brittain, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; as well as six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Parkway Garden Chapel in Forest Park. The funeral service will be held at Jones Memorial First United Methodist Church Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the interment following at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Jonesboro Road, in Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jones Memorial First United Methodist Church, 5320 Phillips Drive, Morrow, Ga., 30260, or to Portsbridge Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fayetteville, Ga., 30214.

Eduth Preston

Mrs. Eduth Alma Cothran Preston, age 84, of Locust Grove, passed away May 15, 2005, at the Brightmoor Nursing Home in Griffin. She was born June 1, 1920, in Bartow County to the late William C. and Nancy McElreath Cothran. She was preceded in death by her husband, F.D. Preston Sr. in 1990. She was a professional seamstress, a water aerobics instructor, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a member of the East Point Church of God.

Survivors include children, Nancy P. Olds, Rebecca J. Preston, Dorothy P. and Jim Byrom, Franklin D. Jr. and Tammy Preston, James W. Preston; grandchildren, Brian Olds, Jamie Kerney, Jim Byrom, Gina Bedford, Rene Beach, John Byrom and Megan Preston; great-grandchildren, Riley Beach, Ashlyn Kerney and Brianna Bryant; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with Rev. J. Edgar Waters officiating. Interment will follow at Georgia Memorial Park in Marietta at 11:30 a.m. Friends may visit the family today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough (770) 914-8833.

Jeanette Brown

Dr. Jeanette Wilson Brown, age 77, of Locust Grove, passed away May 15, 2005, at the Sacred Journey Hospice. She was born Nov. 29, 1927, in Jasper County, Ala., to the late Joe and Alice Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Wiley Archibald Brown Sr. in 1999. She received a bachelor's degree from Tift College, a master's degree from Emory University, a specialist's degree from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D in administration and curriculum from Georgia State. She was retired after 32 years with the Henry County Board of Education, having taught at McDonough Elementary School, was curriculum director and assistant superintendent and a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Arch and Sissy Brown, of McDonough, and Chris and Nan Brown, of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Canon, Donovan, Kathryn and Margaret Brown; and a great-grandson, Logan Brown.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with Rev. Dudley Rose officiating. Interment will follow at McDonough City Cemetery. Friends may visit the family today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2200 Lake Blvd. N.E.., Atlanta, Ga., 30319 in memory of Dr. Brown. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough (770) 914-8833.

Jane Milligan

Jane Milligan, born in St. Louis, Mo., in 1922, daughter of Max and Irma Meyer, died peacefully on May 13, 2005, after a valiant struggle with cancer. Jane was preceded in death by her son, Paul Webster, and is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert C. Milligan; daughters, Delores (William) Watts, of Stockbridge, Dorri (Melvin) Arthur, of Houston, and Holly Pitchell, of San Diego, Calif.; sister-in-law, Wanda Meyer, of Houston; nephews, Kurt Meyer, of Seattle, and Jeff Meyer, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; nieces, Terry (Brian) Eukel, Paige (Tom) Brazan, and Erica Meyer, all of Houston, Vicki (Steven) Brown, of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Lisa Radford, of Orlando, Fla.; and grandchildren, Lauren and Brielle Pitchell, of San Diego, Calif.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on June 4 at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Home, 2580 Ga. Highway 42 North, in McDonough (770) 914-1414. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in her name to one of Jane's favorite charitable efforts, including www.friendsoffirstchurch.org, First Church of Christ, Scientist, 2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley, Calif., 94704; or to Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org, P.O. Box 2777, Covington, Ga., 30015-7777, (770) 784-9665, or to Noah's Ark, 712 Locust Grove-Griffin Road, Locust Grove, Ga., 30248-4317, (770) 957-0888, www.noahs-ark.org. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannon-cleveland.com.