Obituaries 09-01-07

Patricia Ann Raleigh

Patricia Ann Raleigh, age 54, of Conley passed away Aug. 27, 2007.

Survivors include her sister, Sharon Fields; brother-in-law, Thomas Fields; sister, Kathleen Haynes; brother-in-law, William E. Haynes; nephews, John Haynes, James Haynes; nieces, Michelle Howard, Christina Fields, Tara Birchfield and Tonya Holter. She was preceded in death by her mother, Durcie Iowne Wendt; father, John Patrick Raleigh and brother, James Patrick Raleigh.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Ward's Parkway Chapel with the Rev. Edward J. Theyne officiating. Interment to follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Parkway Chapel, 1000 Forest Parkway, Forest Park (404) 366-3522.

Betty "BJ" Eugene Hegwood Wallace

Mrs. Betty "BJ" Eugene Hegwood Wallace, age 73, of McDonough, Ga., passed away Aug. 30, 2007 at Sacred Journey Hospice. Mrs. Wallace was born in Fulton County the daughter of the late Mary Inez Newton and Thomas Hegwood. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Dottie, Ruthie and Catherine; brother, Buddy and great-grandson, Dusty Patton.

Survivors are her husband, David Wallace of McDonough; children, Mike and Carla Winters of Iowa City, Iowa, Tony and Debra Winters of Conyers, Cindy and Ray Saggus of McDonough, and Steve and Valerie Winters of Iowa City, Iowa; grandchildren, Heather Winters, Shawn and Rebecca Winters, Gene, Tommy and Crystal Winters, Jeff and Kelly Patton, Paul Patton, Felicia and Serena Winters, Travis and J.R. Deeley; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Lester of Douglasville; brother, Leroy and Claire Hegwood of Texas; numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wallace enjoyed bowling, she was a member of the Forest Park Chapter Ritual Team for Women of the Moose, The Eastern Star of Forest Park, and retired with 20 years of service with Owens-Illinois. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007 from 4-6 p.m. and a memorial service to be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Those who wish may make donations in memory of Betty to: Moose Charity, Moose International, Moose Heart, IL 60539-1173 or American Cancer Society. Haisten Funeral Home - McDonough (770) 914-8833 haistenfunerals.com.

Randall Allen Crane

Randall Allen Crane, age 56, of Jonesboro passed away on Aug. 31, 2007.

A private funeral service will be held.

He is survived by his parents, Randall Herman and Euna Allen Crane.

Pope Dickson & Son is in charge of the arrangements. (770) 478-7211.

Ellene "Cooter" V. Gardner

Mrs. Ellene "Cooter" V. Gardner, age 77, of Forest Park, passed away, Aug. 31, 2007.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Gardner.

She is survived by her sons and daughters in law; Jerry R. and Pattie Gardner, Bobby R. and Rebecca Gardner, Tommy and Deborah Gardner; son, Daniel Lynn Gardner; brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Sandy Miller; sister, Judy Hankins; grandchildren, Natalie Woodall, John Gardner, Stephanie Gardner, Michael Gardner, Victoria Clanton, Jennifer Russell, Stevie Gardner; great-grandchildren, Dane Gardner, Austin Woodall, Nathanall Russell, Eli Gardner, William Woodall, Abbigail Russell, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, Sept., 4, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday, Sept., 3, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Flowers will be accepted or make contributions to: Lake City VFW Post 5080, Ladies Auxiliary, (404) 363-9962. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700.