Obituaries - Jan.2, 2008

Kim Nicole Blackstock

Kim Nicole Blackstock, of Rex, passed away Dec. 28, 2007 at Southern Regional Medical Center.

Harold and Kim spent 17 wonderful years together. They loved spending time together and with their dog, Buster Brown. She will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Blackstock, of Rex; mother, Dorothy Irwin, of Woodstock; father, Selton Irwin, of Fairburn; mother-in-law, Judith and Jim Helton, of Carrolton; father-in-law, Jimmie and Roxanne Blackstock, of Calahan, Fla.; sister, Brooke Hood, of Woodstock; brother, Tracy Irwin, of Woodstock; niece, Ashley Puckett, and beloved pet, Buster Brown.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 11 a.m. Eulogy to be given by family and friends. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, 6362 South Lee Street, Morrow, Ga., (770) 961-22828.

Col. James C. Trammell

Col. James C. Trammell (USAF, ret.), of Morrow, passed away on Dec. 29, 2007 in Embracing Care Hospice. Services will be held at Thomas Scroggs Funeral Home in Morrow on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 11a.m. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 3, from 2-5 p.m., and again at 7-9 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, after 61 years of marriage; children, Suzanne K. Trammell, of Sutton, Neb.; Rick C., and daughter-in-law, Ruth, of Independence, Mo.; and son, Gregory J. Trammell, of Jasper; four grandchildren, Jonathan J. Wiest, of Austin, Texas, Amber K. Wiest, of Lincoln, Neb., Damian and husband, Byron Woodhams, of Smithton, Ill., and Stacy and husband, Todd Ryckewaert, of Kissimmee, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margueritte Edwards and Claudette Manges, both of Georgia; nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his sister, Mildred Bedford; brother, Harold H. Trammell and one great-grandchild.

James (known as Jim to his friends) was born on Central Avenue (now Forest Parkway) in Forest Park. He attended school in Forest Park. At the age of 14, he road his bicycle to the Atlanta Airport to watch the first airplane land there. He decided that he wanted to be a pilot and talked to his father about it. His father decided he needed more mathematics than Forest Park could offer, so he got him enrolled in Tech High School. Then, he attended Georgia Tech until his ROTC class was inducted into the Army during WWII. After much determination, he was finally assigned to pilot training and received his pilot's wings in Pecos, Texas on March 11, 1945. He remained in the service for 33 years attaining the rank of Colonel.

He married Phyllis in Denver, on Aug. 31, 1946. From Denver he was assigned to Far East Air Force Headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan. They were separated a year before Phyllis could join him, due to a lack of housing. They road a troop ship to Japan when housing was available and returned on a troop ship in 1949 to their next assignment in Savannah. They lived in Savannah for seven years and then were assigned to Brize-Norton AFB, England.

They had a fabulous trip on the beautiful liner the United States. While there, they lived in a 500-year-old, 3-story home in Burford, England, which was quite an experience. They returned home by air and landed in New York. Jim attended the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Va., graduated in Jan. 1961. He was transferred to SAC Headquarters in Omaha, Neb. He transferred to Montgomery, Ala., to the Air War College in 1965 and graduated in June 1966. He was then assigned to the Pentagon. His next assignment was the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Colorado Springs, and his final assignment was to Cheyenne Mountain. He retired from the service on Feb. 1, 1974. Funeral arrangements by Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Ga., (770) 961-2828.