Obituaries - Dec. 15, 2008

Mr. Richard Vickery

July 2, 1944 - December 12, 2008

Mr. Donald Richard Vickery, age 64 of Hampton, Ga., passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Vickery was born in Meriwether County on July 2, 1944 to the late Jimmie Loyd Vickery and the late Alma Jewell Hubbard Vickery. He was also preceded in death by a son, Douglas Richard Vickery, sister, Wanda Youmans and brother, Owen Vickery. Mr. Vickery was a member of the Hampton First Baptist Church, belonged to Carpenter's Local Union # 225 since 1964 and retired from Malone Construction. While living in Riverdale, he was a member of the Riverdale Jaycee's. He was also an avid NASCAR fan.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Nancy G. Vickery; daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Johnny Classen of Hampton, Lynda Gail and John Fine of Meansville, Lisa Dixon of McDonough, Connie and John Faulk of McDonough, Nikki and Chris Stacy of McDonough; grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and Misty Classen, Curtis and Brittany Classen, Cory and Jeanette Classen, Douglas and Tiffany Dixon, Haley Faulk, Brandi Fine, Cody Fine, Christopher Dixon, Joshua Faulk, Abbey Stacy, Raegan Stacy, Kirsten Stacy; mother-in-law, Cornie Gibson of Woodbury; sisters-in-law, Linda Cartwright, Peggy Jordan; brother-in-law, BoBo Gibson; son-in-law, Sean Dixon; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Vickery will be conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at Hampton First Baptist Church. Rev. Buddy Perstrope will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin. Friends visited the family on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. The family has asked that the Heaven Bound Sunday School Class of Hampton First Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class of Sunnyside First Baptist Church please sit together at the service in the area reserved for honorary prayer warriors. Those desiring to make a contribution in memory of Richard may do so at Hampton First Baptist Church, 85 McDonough Street, Hampton, Ga. 30228, Sacred Journey Hospice, 138 Peach Dr., McDonough, Ga. 30253 or to Caring Bridge at www.caringbridge.org/visit/richardvickery, which is also Richard's web page.

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

Martha Joy Powell,

Martha Joy Powell, age 75, of Stockbridge, Ga., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. She was born in Atlanta, Ga. to Clarence and Mary Lou Griffith. She enjoyed camping, bowling, and bingo. Most important to her was her family.

She is survived by her children: David Powell, Stockbridge, Ga., Jesse Dean Powell, Stockbridge, Ga., Michael Powell, Stockbridge, Ga., and Wanda Dodd, Stockbridge, Ga.; and her sister: Leila Wiley of Roopville, Ga. She is also survived by four grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Pastor Derrick Keeter officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 from 5-8 p.m. at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.