Obituaries - Aug. 14, 2008

Leroy Eugene Lantzy

Leroy Eugene Lantzy, 55, died on Aug. 12, 2008 from complications from a heart attack.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, at 11a.m., at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Charles Robinson and the Rev. Candy Thacker officiating. A private burial will follow the funeral service.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, Aug. 15, from 2-4 p.m., and 6-8p.m., at Pope Dickson & Son-Jonesboro Chapel.

LeRoy is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Coleman and Lora Lantzy, of Cary, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Sandy Johnson, of Salem, Ala.; and their mother, Reba Lantzy; mother, Estelle Lantzy, of Jonesboro; sisters, Linda Junkin, of Vancleave, Miss., Judy Hill, of Griffin, Kathy Wilson, of Newnan. LeRoy leaves behind many friends from his job of 12 years at SunTrust Bank, and throughout the community.

LeRoy was born on Aug. 28, 1952 to Emmet D. Lantzy and Estelle Nichols Lantzy in Vero Beach, Fla. He was a graduate of Jonesboro High School and Georgia Southern University, earning a degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation, he worked for the Clayton County Police Department as a detective, and for two years as the Director of the Clayton County Police Academy.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Memorial Fund established by LeRoy in honor of his friend, Mike McCloy, who also died from a heart attack, or to any charity of your choice. Information for donations to the McCloy/Lantzy Scholarship Fund will be posted on www.caringbridge.org/visit/leelantzy as soon as possible. Pope Dickson & Son-Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of the arrangements, (770) 478-7211.

Mr. Herman E. Johnson

Oct. 19, 1943 -

Aug. 12, 2008

Mr. Herman E. Johnson, 64, of Griffin, formerly of Jonesboro, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 at Spalding Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Johnson was born on Oct. 19, 1943 in Butler, Ga., to the late Fred Johnson and the late Fannie Mae Whidby Johnson. He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Constance (Connie) Johnson; two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Johnson was a Veteran of the United States Navy and retired after 30 years of service with Ford Motor Company. He was a member of the American Legion, former President of South Clayton Athletic Association and former President of Southern Perimeter Football.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Lisa Johnson, of Jasper, Mark and Sandy Johnson, of New Orleans, La.; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Steve Hendricks, of Thomaston, Mary and Adam Hoy, of Covington; grandchildren, Kayla Hendricks, Jonah Johnson, Briana Hendricks, Austin Hendricks, Abigail Hoy and Ashlyn Hoy; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m., in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. The Rev. Floyd Carmack will officiate. Interment will follow in Upson Memorial Gardens in Thomaston. Friends may visit the family Friday evening, from 7-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

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

Ronald William "Ronny" Kelly

Ronald William "Ronny" Kelly, 56, of Forest Park, passed away on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m., at Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home-Morrow Chapel, with Randy Kea officiating. Interment will be at Jones Memorial Cemetery. His family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 7-9 p.m.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tison B. Kelly. He is survived by his mother, Martha Boyd Kelly, of Forest Park; sister, Jean Kelly Collier, of Forest Park; brothers, Barry Louis Kelly, of McDonough, Jeffrey Boyd Kelly, of McDonough, Henry Alan Kelly, of Forest Park, and Clifford Wayne Kelly, of Stockbridge; nieces, Lauren Brooke Kelly, of Buckhead, and Jessica Paige Kelly, of McDonough; nephews, Andrew Louis Kelly, of McDonough and Tison Ryan Kelly, of McDonough.

He was a dedicated Civil War enthusiast and participated in the annual Civil War re-enactments. He was a long-term member of Forest Park Church of Christ.

He was a graduate of Forest Park Senior High School Class of 1971.

Pope Dickson & Son-Morrow Chapel is in charge of the arrangements, (770) 961-2700.