September 5, 2005

Christine Nelson

Christine Nelson, age 82, of Stockbridge, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005.

She was born in Stockbridge, Ga., to the late James Leotis and Etta Lee Pair Adamson. Ms. Nelson always wanted to help others, even in death her desire was for her body to be donated to Emory University. She was known for her work with the Lion's Club, collecting over 5,000 pairs of glasses. She distributed food, provided transportation and every Sunday delivered flowers to the elderly and shut-ins.

Ms. Nelson loved to travel and had driven to every state except Hawaii. She was the secretary for 25 years of the Happy Hour Club, a member of the Jolly Sixties at Liberty Baptist Church, and taught the five- and six-year-old children at the First Baptist Church of Stockbridge where she has been a member since 1949.

Ms. Nelson is survived by her son, Raford Chambers, of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Ben Chambers, Brian Chambers, Bartow Chambers and Lynn Evans; great grandchildren, Charlie Evans and Marie Evans all of Stockbridge; sisters-in-law, Elsie Mae Adamson of Stockbridge, and Phyllis Chambers of Jefferson, Ga.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Steve Murell officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church cemetery. The family received friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests that you make donations to your favorite charity. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors (770) 914-1414.

Mrs. Jessie Mae Davis

Mrs. Jessie Mae Davis, age 97, of McDonough, Ga., died Sept. 3, 2005 at Dogwood Forest.

Mrs. Davis was born March 28, 1908 in Folkston, Ga., the daughter of the late Florence Seaborn Rodenberry and Edward Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Davis in 1996, daughter, Pat Roberts in 2000, son-in-law, Bud Roberts in 2002, and sister Bessie Lee Cobb.

Mrs. Davis was a member of the First Baptist Church of McDonough, she was a devoted homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors are her grandchildren; Lisa and Mike Hawkins of Monticello, Tammy and Henry Page of Lilburn and Rhonda and Bart Staines of Woodstock; great grandchildren, Jennifer and Brad Lunsford, Holly Middleman and Justin and Tyler Hinson; great-great granddaughter, Brynn Lunsford.

Funeral services for Mrs. Davis will be Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael White officiating. Interment will be at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Haisten Funeral Homes, McDonough (770) 914-8833.

Mrs. Betty Ann


Mrs. Betty Ann Langley, 61, of Jonesboro, passed away Sept. 3, 2005.

Surviving are her husband, C.F. "Buddy" Langley, brother, Carl Hester of Jackson; sisters, Linda Carrell of Carlsbad New Mexico, and Johnnie Martin of Powder Springs; 24 nieces and nephews and 29 great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. L.R. Duningan and the Rev. Nathan Carrell officiating. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge (770) 210-2700.

Dallas L. Garner

Dallas L. Garner, 77, of Jonesboro, Ga. passed away on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005. Mr. Garner, a founder and President of the Georgia Masonry Association, was a loving husband and father who was regarded by his children to be the best dad ever.

Funeral services for Mr. Dallas L. Garner will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 noon, at Horis A. Ward's Tara Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Addis and the Rev. Ray Garner officiating. Interment will follow the service at Noah's Ark Baptist Church Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ga. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m.

Survivors include: His loving wife of 58 years, Mrs. Mattielene Garner; daughter, Wanda and Troy Williams; sons, Windell and Kaye Garner and Wayne and Paula Garner; six grandchildren, one great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

Horis A. Ward Funeral Homes, Tara Chapel (770) 471-7171 is in charge of the arrangements.