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William J. Hart

Mr. William J. Hart, 8,1 of Jackson, passed away Jan. 12, 2008. He was born in Delaware County, Ind., to the late Jesse Lewis and Sarah Eva West Hart. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Grover Hart; brother, Robert Lewis Hart, and a sister, Ruby June Hart Wilson.

Mr. Hart served his country in the United States Navy as an Underwater Demolition Expert in the Pacific during WWII. He was the owner of Hart's Glass Company for 25 years; was past president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia; was the top salesman for the Southern Division of Kawneer for 20 years; received the Frank White Award from the Atlanta Producers Council; was an arbitrator for the American Arbitrator's Association; was a member of the Butts County Industrial Development Authority; was Chairman of the Butts County Tax Assessors Board for many years; was a private pilot and a member of the Quiet Birdmen; received an induction for education in 1997 into the Glass and Metal Hall of Fame in Missouri. He also enjoyed woodworking and was an avid golfer.

Survivors include a niece and her husband, Sandra Wilson Wright and Phillip Wright, of Fairmount, Ind.; nephew and his wife, Michael Gene Wilson and Jane, of LaFayette, Ind.; several other nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted Friday, Jan. 18, at 3p.m., from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. The Rev. James Miller will officiate.

Friends may visit the family one hour prior to the service. Please plan to attend a Celebration of Life for William J. Hart on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m., at the Hart residence, 136, Lake Shore Drive, Jackson, Ga., 30233. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Dauset Trails Nature Center, 360 Mt. Vernon Rd., Jackson, Ga., 30233, or the Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, Ga., 30281, in memory of Mr. Hart. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga., 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

Jefferson Buchannan (J.B.) Russell

Mr. Jefferson Buchannan (J.B.) Russell, 85, of McDonough, passed away Jan. 15, 2008. Mr. Russell was born in Henry County, the son of the late Martha Cleo Knight and Grover Buchannan Russell. He was preceded in death by brother, Lamar Russell; sisters, Elizabeth Fargason, Grace Salter, and Louise Stanton.

Mr. Russell was a member of McDonough Presbyterian Church. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945, during WWII. He was captured in the Belgian Battle of The Bulge and held as a POW for three months. Mr. Russell served in Ardennes Rhineland Central Europe and received the American Theater Service Ribbon, the EAME service ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the good conduct medal and the WWII Victory Metal.

He retired with the U.S. Postal service with 29-plus years. He was a charter member of the McDonough Lions Club, a life -ime member of the American Legion Post 55, Moose Lodge #2170 of McDonough, and a past member of the BPOE #7207 of Griffin. He enjoyed his family and reading.

Mr. Russell is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Martha Dodd Russell, of McDonough; children, Dianne and Don Cardell, of McDonough, Marilyn Holcombe, of Winston, Ga., Leon Russell, of Columbus, Ga., and Marlene and Ben Lovejoy, of Sparta. Ga.; grandchildren, Donna Medeiros, Dee Nichols, Jeff Holcombe, Julie Morgan, Carly Russell, Ashley Rigney and Tyler Peck; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Catherine Bohanan, of Conyers, and Ruth Waldrop, of McDonough, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Russell will be Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m., at McDonough Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Rachel Knoll officiating. Interment will be at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may make donations to The Shriners Children's Hospital, or The Kindness Fund at McDonough Presbyterian Church. Haisten Funeral Home - McDonough, (770) 914-8833 haistenfunerals.com

Infant William Jacobsen Manross

Infant William Jacobsen Manross, of Jonesboro, went to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 14, 2008. Jacobsen was born in Griffin, and battled SMA for all four months of his life. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Vernon Marks.

Jacobsen is survived by his parents, William R. and Ashley C. Ford Manross; sister, Kensington Manross, all of Jonesboro; maternal grandparents, Stan and Susan Ford, Jonesboro; paternal grandparents, Chip and Sharon Manross, Jonesboro; maternal great-grandparents, Jim and Kathleen McMillen; Jonesboro; maternal great-grandparents, Jack and Marjorie Ford, Riverdale; paternal great-grandmother, Bonnette Marks, Jonesboro; paternal great-grandparents, Bill and Sue Manross, Dublin; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 17, at First Baptist Church, Jonesboro, with Dr. Charles Q. Carter, the Rev. Rick Statham, and the Rev. Dan McKay officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 17, 5-7 p.m., at the church. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414.