Chesley Joseph "Joe" Cobb, Jr.

Chesley Joseph "Joe" Cobb, Jr., of Morrow, born July 15, 1942 in Draper, N.C., passed away Feb. 5, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Pat Cobb; his children, Chesley "CJ" Cobb, Deborah Brown, Daryl Cobb; and six grandchildren, Brittney and Taylor Cobb; Joseph, Will, and Matthew Brown; and Chandler Bates; mother, Frances Cobb, of Axton, Va., and his sister, Donna Hodges, of Rocky Mount, N.C.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro for 21 years, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and a friend to many.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb.10, at 2:30 p.m., in the Chapel at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, with Dr. Lanny Loe and the Rev. Irvin Pearre officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday, Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700.

Mr. James Donald Taylor

April 29, 1940 - Febr. 7, 2008

Mr. James Donald Taylor, 67, of Jonesboro, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008. Mr. Taylor was born on April 29, 1940 in Fulton County. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, James D. Taylor, Jr. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, having retired a Sergeant after 27 years of service. He also retired from the City of Atlanta after 21 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel P. Taylor; children and their spouses, Susie and Bobby Ison, of Brooks, Gregory Scott Taylor and Kathryn Rhodes, of Hampton, Christopher Lynn and Amy Taylor, of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Jennings, of Franklin, N.C.; brothers, Tommy Taylor, of Franklin, N.C., Charles Higginbotham, of Hampton, Billy Swafford, of Daytona, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Taylor will be conducted on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Brooks Memory Garden in Brooks. Friends may visit the family Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m., at the funeral home. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements, Viewing will be held at Ford Stewart Funeral Home, located on Hwy 138 in Jonesboro, on Saturday Feb. 9, from 5-7 p.m.

Jared Glenn Evans

Jared Glenn Evans, 11 weeks old, passed away peacefully in his mother's arms on Feb. 7, 2008, of Neonatal Hemochromotosis.

He is survived by his mother, Cindy Evans; brother, Jackson Evans, age 2; grandparents, Buck and Carol Evans, and Chris and Sherry Daugherty; uncle, Glenn Evans and family; aunt, Tina Evans; great-grandparents, Helen Stewart and the late Conway Stewart, the late Glenn and Evelyn Evans, Bill and Mary Lusk, Ann and Ken Daugherty and many extended family and friends.

Services will be held Saturday at Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up in the name of Jackson Daugherty for Jared Evans at any Wachovia Bank.

Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700.

Margaret Taluna McMullen

Margaret Taluna McMullen, 87, of Jonesboro, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008.

Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 p.m., at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Charles Robinson officiating. Burial will be at Jonesboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Pope Dickson & Son - Jonesboro Chapel on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 4-6 p.m.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. McMullen; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen McMullen Geraci (Drew), Sheri McMullen Kelly (Gary); granddaughter, Amy Kelly Bodine; grandson, Joel (Joe) Kelly; great-granddaughters, Caroline Bodine and Eilzabeth Bodine; brother, Henry Woodword; sister, Carolyn Adamson; and many nieces and nephews.

Pope Dickson & Son - Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of the arrangements, (770) 478-7211.

Clarence Douglas Johnson

Clarence Douglas Johnson, 72, of McDonough and Cedartown, passed away on Friday Feb. 8. He was born June 14, 1935 in Polk County to the late Clarence Leon Johnson and Edna Stanford Johnson. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Johnson Soles , and his second wife, Samantha McElwee Johnson. He was a Baptist, a mason and a shriner. Johnson was a veteran with the U. S. Navy, retiring after 20 years of service. He retired as a police office in the city of Cedartown. Also, he worked for the Henry County Sheriff's Department before settling in McDonough. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa and Dale Brumbelow, and Diana and Jimmy Hulsey, both of Rockmart; Julia and Steve Finch of La Mesa, Calif. Also surviving are his sisters, Peggy Beck, of Cedartown, and Jean Wilkes, of Rome; grandchildren Robert Finch, Doug Styers, Ginger Syers, Jason Hulsey and Matthew Hulsey; great-granddaughter, Savannah Hulsey, along with a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. A private interment will be later. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 6-9 p.m., at the Llitesey Funeral Home. Grandchildren Greg Gleaton and Thomas Palmer will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family asks that flowers be omitted and contributions made to Heartland Hospice House, 9 Medical Drive, Cartersville, Ga., 30121. Visit the funeral home's memorial web site to sign the online guest book.