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Obituaries - Aug. 20, 2008

Mary Kathleen Storm

Mary Kathleen Storm, 86, of Newnan, died Aug. 16, 2008. She was a charter member of Bethsaida Baptist Church in Riverdale. She also was a member of Community Baptist Church in Griffin.

Mrs. Storm was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lamont Storm, and a son, James Q. Storm. She is survived by her children, Howard S. Storm, Mary Charlotte Storm, Ralph Edward and Robin Storm, Carl Lamont and Andrea Storm, Murray L. and Glenda Storm, and John Eldren Storm; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; brother, William Chasteen; nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m., at Rolling Hills Baptist Church, with Pastor Frank Mercer officiating. Interment will follow at Bethsaida Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, from 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville-www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

Evelyn Beall Thomas

Mrs. Evelyn Beall Thomas, 88, of Stockbridge, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. She is survived by her daughters, Pamela T. Lee and Betty L. Drennan; grandchildren, Angela Ashley, Dhana Lawton, Kim Gross, and Danny Drennan; great-grandchildren, Lindsay Gross, Anna Gross, Luke Gross, and Joey Ashley.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro Chapel. The Rev. Irvin Pearre will officiate. Interment will be at Camp Memorial Park. The remains will lie in-state one hour prior to service.

The family will receive friends, TODAY (Wednesday, Aug. 20), from 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Missions Fund, P.O. Box 773, Jonesboro, Ga., 30237. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.

Polly Rawls

Mrs. Polly Rawls, 87, of Jonesboro, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro.

She is survived by her children, Carol Grayson, of Marietta, Ed Rawls, of Richmond, Va., Janet Harrelson, of Peachtree City, Bob Rawls, of Jonesboro, Steve Rawls, of Jonesboro; brothers, Earl Casey, of Richmond, Va., Arnold Casey, of Jonesboro, Renville Casey, of Jonesboro; sisters, Rachel Dickson, of Rose Hill, N.C., Grace Knowles, of Wallace, N.C., Nancy Raynor, of Jonesboro, Frances Jones, of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will held, Friday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro Worship Center. Dr. Charles Q. Carter will officiate. She will lie in-state one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends, Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to: First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Missions or Building Fund, P.O. Box 773, Jonesboro, Ga., 30237. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.