September 19, 2005

Robert A. Rochwick

Robert A. Rochwick, a loving, devoted husband, father and son, age 55, of Morrow, died Sept. 16, 2005.

He was born Sept. 26, 1949 in Elmhurst, Il. and was a graduate of Auburn University. He was employed by Allstate Insurance Company for 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki Rochwick; daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Rochwick; son, Robert Benjamin Rochwick; parents: Robert "Rocky" Rochwick and Dottie Rochwick; many cousins and friends in North Carolina, Alabama and Illinois.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Ward's Fairview Chapel. Reverend Haywood Smith of Westminster United Methodist Church in Kinston, N.C. officiating. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 8 at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge. Horis A. Ward (770) 474-1231.

Mrs. Bobbie

Ann Mason

Mrs. Bobbie Ann Mason, age 70, of McDonough, Ga. passed away on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 at Christian Ministries Hospice.

Mrs. Mason was born in Spalding County on June 13, 1935 to the late David Sidney Thompson and the late Lena Coussons Thompson. She was preceded in death by sister, Margaret Deal. Mrs. Mason was a member of the West Sunnyside Community Church and a retired secretary with FAA Atlanta ARTCC in Hampton, Ga.

Mrs. Mason is survived by her husband Charles H. Mason of McDonough, Ga.; son, William Larry Butler of Anniston, Ala.; daughter, Deborah Kaye Apodac of Zebulon, Ga.; granddaughters, Shari Peavy of Griffin, Ga., Tammie Sorrow of McDonough, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Jamie McLarty and Shannon McLarty of McDonough, Ga., Ashleigh Peavy and Corey Peavy of Griffin, Ga.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Lamar Blackmon of Griffin, Ga., Alice and Floyd Shavers of Griffin, Ga.; brother, David Thompson of Griffin, Ga., nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the West Sunnyside Community Church. The Rev. Hugh Smith, the Rev. Barry Jones and Bob Donaldson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Griffin Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit the family on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Sunnyside Community Church, P.O. Box 121 Sunnyside, Ga. 30284.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of the arrangements www.connerwestburyfuneralhome.com.

Lillian Irene Wilkerson Johnson

Lillian Irene Wilkerson Johnson, age 87, of North Augusta, S.C., formerly of Stockbridge, passed away on Sept. 17, 2005.

Mrs. Johnson is predeceased by her husband, D. Clarence Johnson. Mrs. Johnson is a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, UMW at Bethal United Methodist Church and an avid quilter.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Rebecca and Richard Burch of North Augusta, S.C., Annette and Richard Wickus of Stockbridge; son and daughter-in-law, J.D. and Vaniece Johnson of Raleigh, N.C.; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. at Ward's Fairview Chapel with Dr. John Moody and the Rev. Al Hagan officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Sept. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel (770) 474-1231.