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Obituaries - Aug. 21, 2008

Carol R. Dees (Radley)

Carol R. Dees (Radley), of Jonesboro, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008.

Carol loved life and lived it to the fullest. After graduating from Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing in 1960, she devoted many years to helping others as an RN working in hospitals, with Delta Airlines and as a public health nurse.

She was a great adventuress taking trips and exploring other countries with her family and husband, Gene. She took great pleasure from gardening, enjoyed dancing and spending time with her family and friends.

None could ask for a better wife, mother, daughter, sister or friend than Carol, and she will be greatly missed. She was a gem among women, a light in our lives and the love in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the cancer research charity of your choice, or to Sacred Journey Hospice, McDonough, Ga.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, 142 South Main Street, Jonesboro, Ga., 30236.

Aurelia Flores

Aurelia Flores, 86, of Jonesboro, died Aug.19, 2008. Cremation Society of the SOUTH at Eagle's Landing, (770) 692-1181.

William "Al" Albert Shaw

William "Al" Albert Shaw, of Stockbridge, formerly of East Point, passed away at the age of 78 on Aug. 19, 2008. Al was predeceased by his son, Mark Douglas Shaw, and wife, Nita Shaw.

He is survived by two sons, Ron and wife, Mary Shaw, of Stockbridge, Craig and wife, Lisa Shaw, of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, Rainer Shaw, Afton Shaw, Erin Shaw, Brandon Shaw and Connor Shaw; one great-grandson, Corey Perkins; several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Al was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ and was retired from the Cty of East Point Fire Department as Assistant Fire Chief.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m., in the Fairview Chapel of Horis A. Ward. Mr. David Decker and Mr. Jerry Whitmere will officiate. Interment will be held in New Hope Cemetery in LaCrosse, Fla., at a date to be announced by the family.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday,Aug. 21, from 6-8 p.m. Horis Ward Fairview Chapel, 376 Farview Rd., Stockbridge, Ga., (770) 474-1231.