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Obituaries - Feb. 1, 2008

Lawrence (Larry) Edward Walker, Sr.

Lawrence (Larry) Edward Walker, Sr., age 83, of Rex passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2008.

He is survived by wife, Anne Walker; sons, Ron and Malinda Walker, Conyers, Lawrence and Joyce Walker, Jr., Ft. Pierce, FL.; daughter, Terry Jean and Ron Coleman, Woodstock; step-sons, Donnie and Jan Payne, Forsyth, Danny and Judy Payne, McDonough, Ronnie Payne, Rex; grandchildren, Andrea and Todd Walker; step-grandchildren, Johnny Payne, Chris Payne, Jennifer Grey, Tonya McMillen, Danny Payne, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 11:30 a.m. at Scot Ward's Harry White Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Bartlett officiating; interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services - Harry White Chapel, 1299 Milstead Ave., Conyers, 770-483-7216.

Mark Eugene Fulwider

Mark Eugene Fulwider, 77, of Griffin, formerly of Clayton County passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, at his residence.

Fulwider was born in Perkins, Okla. on Sept. 7, 1930 to the late Mark David Fulwider and the late Alice Violet Clark Fulwider. Mr. Fulwider was retired from the United States Navy after 22 years of service. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a member of the St. Philip Benezi Catholic Church in Jonesboro before moving to Griffin.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Fulwider; children and their spouses, Ralph and Linda Fulwider of Locust Grove, Mark David Fulwider of Forest Park, Robert Fulwider of Forest Park, Karla and Kelly Baker of Griffin; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren; brothers, Jim Fulwider of New York, Oran Fulwider of Oklahoma; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Fulwider will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. 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 the arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com

Joyce Richardson

Joyce Richardson, 68, of Jonesboro, passed away Jan. 30.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at Horis A. Ward's Tara Chapel with interment to follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. Pastor Danny Henderson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Richardson, Jr.; daughter, Allison N. Richardson and granddaughter, Ashley S. Richardson.

She is survived by children, Bruce E. Richardson (Denise), Melinda J. Richardson (Lee), Randy Richardson (Myra) and Amy R. Shirah (Jimmy); brothers, Johnny Vann Searcy, Jr. and Ronnie Searcy; sister, Merline Ross; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several distant family members and friends who were dear to her heart. Horis A. Ward ,Tara Chapel, Jonesboro in charge of arrangements. 770-471-7171.