11-12-07 obituaries

Mrs. Jewell Camp

Mrs. Jewell Camp, age 92, of Jonesboro, passed away, Sunday, November 11, 2007. Please call funeral home for arrangements. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700.

Irene Hammond

Irene Hammond, age 87, of Stockbridge, Ga. died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007. She was born in Douglasville, Ga. to the late Clarke and Ida Victory Rogers. She was a member of the Community Bible Church. Her faith and her family were very important to her.

Ms. Hammond is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Joe Swain, McDonough; granddaughters, Jolynn and Brian Shuler, McDonough, Heather Swain, Huntsville, Ala., Melanie Swain, McDonough; great-grandsons, Bo and Jack Shuler, sister, Lois Duke, Greenville, S.C.; nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. Interment will follow at Douglasville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the funeral home. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414

Konstanze Maria Mahoney

Connie Mahoney, age 59, of McDonough, formerly of Forest Park, Ga. and Bad Duerkheim and Ellerstadt Germany, died November 4, 2007 after an eight year battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born on May 22, 1948 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany to Hans Eugen and Irene Katharina Helene Opitz Goger. She married James W. "Buddy" / "Boney" Mahoney in the hundreds-of-years old Chapel Alsterweiler in Maikammer, Germany on July 10, 1971, the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of her parents.

Connie was a graduate of the World Trade Languages School in Mannheim, Germany and was employed by Proctor & Gamble in Worms, Germany before moving to Forest Park, Ga. in 1978. She was a volunteer teacher at the German School of Atlanta for several years and later employed with Panalpina, Inc. for almost twenty years.

Her first love was basketball. She played on and captained several state championship teams in Bad Duerkheim, Germany and met her future husband Boney through basketball. Connie was the first female referee in her state and headed women's basketball there for several years before moving to the U.S.

After moving here, golf became her favorite pastime. She was a member of the Ladies of Pebble Creek Golf Association and was awarded the Georgia State Golf Association Certificate for "Most Improved Golfer of the Year" at Pebble Creek Golf Club in 1991. Throughout the years she was often on the winning team of The Gersbacher Golf Tournament and she continued to play golf until November 2006, when she left for radiation treatment in California.

Connie is survived by Boney, her husband of 36 years, daughters Julie and Anika Mahoney and grandchildren Cameron and Emma of McDonough, Ga., mother Irene Goger of Ellerstadt, Germany, sister and brother-in-law Annette and Wolfgang Hassert, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Daisy Rae and George Dille, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins in both the U.S. and Germany. She was preceded in death by her father Hans Goger and brother Peter Goger.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 14 at Haisten Funerals and Cremations, 1745 Zack Hinton Pkwy. (Hwy. 155), McDonough, Ga. 30253. An old-fashioned Irish wake will be held at the Mahoney home after the service. Connie's ashes will be scattered into the Atlantic Ocean off Hilton Head, S.C. at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name can be made to the Mounds Public Library, 418 First St., Mounds, IL 62964. Haisten Funeral Home - McDonough 770-914-8833 haistenfunerals.com

Mary Elizabeth Carmichael Foster

Mary Elizabeth Carmichael Foster was born in Henry County to Kitty Mae Mitchell and Boyd Carmichael. She was the fourth of five children. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two older brothers and their spouses, John and Louise Carmichael, Boyd and Annie Ola Carmichael and her sister Dorothy Carmichael Turner.

Elizabeth graduated from Henry County High School. She married Talmadge Roy Foster in December 1943 and began married life as a typical WWII couple with Tal serving his country in the Army Air Force and Elizabeth staying behind at home. The end of the war marked the beginning of their family. They were blessed to have four children, three boys and one girl.

Elizabeth, known as "Lit" to her friends and family, was a devoted wife and mother. Once her children were in school she began her work career by feeding many grateful people as the lunchroom manager at McDonough Elementary. Throughout her 25-year career at the school she touched many lives. She also loved feeding people at her home also and always had room for an extra chair at the table. Many friends and family were known to drop by around lunchtime in anticipation of the invitation to stay that was sure to be extended. We hardly knew how much she was nourishing our souls as she nourished our bodies.

She and her husband were members of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Elizabeth served as church treasurer, chair of the United Methodist Women and was in charge of the cemetery. Her church family was precious to her and she enjoyed every moment she could spend in fellowship at the church.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by a family who is grateful to God for being given the opportunity to love and be loved by her. She is survived by her children, Mike and Rachel Foster, Gayle and Tommy Smith, Gary Foster & Teresa and David Foster: She had 11 grandchildren, Jeff Foster, Todd and Nena Foster Poteet, Todd and Kelley Smith Powell, Phillip & Lori Smith Johnson, Rod and Amy Smith May, Jared Smith, Dwayne Galloway, Ken and Christy ManghamChristian; Joshua Foster, Clint Foster, Alison Foster; and 8 great grandchildren, Nikki Foster, Holly and Hunter Poteet, Reid and Jessie Powell, Payton, Mitchell and Brock Johnson and Brett Sasser. Elizabeth was also loved and supported by her wonderful church family and a large loving extended family.

Funeral services for Elizabeth will be Monday, November 12, 2007 - 11:00 a.m. at MtCarmel United Methodist Church with Rev. Michelle Rawdin officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 - 7:00 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home - McDonough 770-914-8833 haistenfunerals.com.

Charles R. Patterson

Charles R. Patterson age 71 of Stockbridge passed away on November 10, 2007. He was a veteran of the Korean War Conflict. Mr. Patterson was predeceased by his wife Willa Mae Patterson. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-laws: Jackie and Bobby Smith of Austell, Connie and Greg Bowen of McDonough, Patti and Chris Bell of Newnan, grandchildren: Greg Bowen Jr., Lori Bell, Lexi Bell, ,Brandy Byers, and Bobby Smith III, 4 great grandchildren, brother: Edwin F. Patterson of Greenville SC., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Mr. Patterson will be held on Monday November 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel with Rev. Ralph Wade officiating. Interment will follow at Enon Cemetery in Woodstock Ga. at 2:00 p.m. Family will receive friends on Sunday November 11, 2007 from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel 770-474-1231.

Joseph "Joey" H. Roquemore, Sr.

Joseph "Joey" H. Roquemore, Sr., age 50, of Stockbridge passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Melinda Roquemore; sons, Joe (Jo Jo), Jeff (Hog), and Jonathan (John); daughter, Jane (Tweet); 4-sisters; 1-brother; and 5-grandchildren.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Pope Dickson & Son - Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 770-478-7211

Ellen Bessie Sexton

Ellen Bessie Sexton, age 93, of Hampton, Ga. passed away Nov. 9, 2007.

Mrs. Sexton was born in Henry County the daughter of the late Eula James Cates and George Emory Floyd. Her husband, John D. Sexton; daughter, Carolyn Stiles and siblings also preceded her in death. Mrs. Sexton was a member of County Line Congregational Christian Church. She enjoyed writing poetry, quilting, birds and nature. Mrs. Sexton is survived by; her children, Billy and Martha Berry of Chatsworth, Bobby and Betty Jane Berry of Hampton, Joyce Maddox of Hampton, Harry and Connie Berry of Gulfport and Larry Berry of Hampton; 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sexton will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 - 11:00 a.m. at County Line Congregational Christian Church with Rev. Bruce Berry and Rev. Mike Halsey officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home - McDonough 770-914-8833 haistenfunerals.com

Walter L. Thompson

Walter L. Thompson, 75, of McDonough, formerly of Senoia, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at his home. He was born July 26, 1932 in Haralson, Ga. to the late Mr. Walter Roy Thompson and Mrs. Clyde Turner Thompson.

Walter served his country in the Marines and later retired from the Ford Motor Co. Parts Distribution Center. He was a loyal member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Hampton. Prior to moving, he was an active member of Haralson Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and had served as chairman of the deacons. He was a mason for over 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Eady Thompson of McDonough; children, Walter Stanley Thompson of Suwanee, Michael (Janice) Eady of McDonough; brother, Aubrey (Catherine) Thompson of Columbus; grandchildren, Bradley Michael Eady and Jana Michelle Eady of McDonough.

Funeral services will be Tuesday Nov. 13, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Rev. Michael D. Henderson, Rev. Winston Skinner, and Rev. Michael A. Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at Senoia City Cemetery. The visitation is Monday evening from 5-8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan. Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at www.mckoon.com. McKoon Funeral Home 770-253-4580