Obituaries - Jan. 28, 2008

Ruby Rowland

Mrs. Ruby Rowland, 87, of Stockbridge passed away Jan. 26, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband Thaxton Ray Rowland and grandson Kelly R. Rowland. Mrs. Rowland was a homemaker and a member of Flippen United Methodist Church.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn R. and husband Alfred J. Lee of Stockbridge; son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Janet A. Rowland of Sharpsburg, brothers; James R. Reed of Mt. Holly, N. C., and Rance E. Reed of Fayetteville; grandchildren, J. Cory Lee, Allison R. Griffin and Holly R. Moseley; great-grandchildren, William Stahlberger, Kyle Moseley, Mary Kate Moseley, Ben R. Moseley, Cody James Lee, Melissa Hayes and Heather Hayes.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, 11 a.m. at Flippen United Methodist Church with remains placed in state at 10 a.m. Rev. Tom Emmett and Rev. Wade Hall officiating. Interment will be at Westview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today, Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge. (770) 210-2700

Cynthia J. Henry

Cynthia J. Henry of Hampton went to be with Jesus, Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at the age of 41. Ms. Henry was born Dec. 30, 1966 to Barbara L. Henry and the late Bruce E. Henry in Santa Barbara, Calif. She was a graduate of Young Harris College, LaGrange College and UGA. She studied numerous fields and graduated magna cum laude, with a lifelong passion for learning. She had a great love of history and travel and enjoyed spending her free time with her family, friends and pets. Her hobbies also included gardening, gourmet cooking and studying the Bible. She is survived by her daughter and son, Jennifer Lynn Rochester and Joshua Allen Rochester, Riverdale; mother, Barbara L. Henry, Riverdale; life companion, Donna Higdon, Hampton; sister, Pam Lanning, Wake Forest, N.C.; brother, Rob Henry, Locust Grove; sister and brother-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in McDonough.

The family will received friends Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses. Contact the funeral home for information. Horis A. Ward Tara Chapel, Jonesboro in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.