Lewis Evans Jackson

Mr. Lewis Evans Jackson, 81, of McDonough, passed away July 15, 2008 at the Vitas Hospice.

He was born in Jenkins County, Ga., to the late Elijah L. and Marie Evans Jackson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey June Hart Jackson, on March 8, 2008.

Lewis served his country in the Unites States Army; attended Cornerstone Baptist Church; was a retired over-the-road truck driver for Superior Trucking and Atlanta Wire; and was a member of Riverdale Masonic Lodge # 709.

Survivors include his brother, Noel Jackson, of Philadelphia, Pa.; nieces, Cathy Tate, of Salem, Ore., Chris Campbell, of Portland, Ore.; nephew, Don Jackson, of Portland, Ore.; and several cousins in South Georgia.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 22, at 1p.m., from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eddie Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park with Masonic Rites.Friends may visit the family Monday evening, 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Masonic Children's Home or the Cornerstone Baptist Church in memory of Lewis.Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga., 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

Michael James Kennedy

Mr. Michael James Kennedy, 49, of McDonough, passed away July 14, 2008 at the Sacred Journey Hospice. Michael was born in Germany; served his country in the United States Army and worked construction for many years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time at the lake with his children on his boat. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward O. Kennedy.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila O'Melia Kennedy, of Jonesboro; children, Edward Michael Kennedy and Ashley Ann Kennedy, of Jonesboro; mother, Gertrude (Oma) Kennedy, of McDonough; siblings, Linda (Paul) Harris, of Rio Vista, Calif., Edward O. Kennedy, Jr., (Pamela), of Yucca Valley, Calif., Josie Sarah (Russell F.) Amerson, of McDonough, Shirley Ann (Jim) Wallace, of Huntington Beach, Calif., Patrick Henry Kennedy, of McDonough; nieces and nephews, Kevin (Sheba) Harris, of San Francisco, Calif., Frankie Andrews, II, of Stockbridge, Brian Boughan, of Huntington Beach, Calif., Barbara Ann Boughan, of Huntington Beach, Calif., Tara Amerson, of McDonough; great niece, Zoe Harris, of San Francisco, Calif.; aunts, Marianne (Dan) Rice, of Jonesboro, Helga (Earl) Rice, of Griffin, and their families.

Memorial services will be conducted Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alvie Rodgers officiating. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga. 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

Fern Miller

Fern Miller, 76, of McDonough, made her transition Saturday, July 12, 2008. Born in Bronx, N.Y., to the late Cyril and Vivian G. Flanders, Mrs. Miller lived in Throggs Neck, N.Y., for more than 50 years before moving to McDonough.

She raised two wonderful children (Brenda and Douglas) and supported the Bronx N.Y., Police Department's 45th precinct, as an administrative aide for 20 years, before retiring. As a McDonough resident, Fern attended the Unity Church of Morrow. A great care-giver, Fern loved watching professional baseball, especially the New York Mets, Yankees and Atlanta Braves. An active grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed bowling (she was in a bowling league for several years). She enjoyed traveling and working in her flower garden. She was also an an avid reader and great cook. Music and meditation was also passions. However, her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren. She was beloved by many friends.

Mrs. Miller is survived by daughter, Brenda (Rod) Tyler, of Waldorf, Md.; son, Douglas (Regina) Miller, of McDonough, Ga.; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and great neighborhood friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11a.m., on Monday, July 21, at the Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors chapel. Pastor Sharma Lewis is officiating. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park, located in Marietta Ga. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 20, 3-6 p.m., at the funeral home. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414.

Laura Lurie Brown

Laura Lurie Brown, 84, of Forest Park and Newnan, passed away July 16, 2008.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Brown.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and James Dyer; sister, Lois Perkins; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Jan Lowman; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Lowman, Mary Lowman and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 20, in the Morrow Chapel of Pope Dickson & Son, with the Rev. Gregory Howell officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, 6-8 p.m., Saturday, July 19. Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel. (770) 961-2700.