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Obituaries - May 21, 2008

Derenda Arrington

Derenda "Lady Ashley Oaks" Arrington, 54, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2008. Mrs. Arrington, along with her husband, were the owners of Ashley Oaks of Jonesboro.

She was also a retired Registered Nurse. Above all else, she was the world's greatest wife, mom, and friend. Survivors include her husband, William "Buck" Arrington; son and, wife, Ashley and Tanya Arrington, of Fayetteville; daughter and husband, Stephanie and Ronnie Hindman, of Fayetteville; son David A. Arrington, of Locust Grove; grandchildren Megan, Ashley, Jr., Lacey, and Chandler.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 22, at Jonesboro City Cemetery, with Dr. Billy Wells officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Mowell Funeral Home Fayetteville www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

Eddie McElwaney

Mr. Eddie McElwaney, 37, of Newnan, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2008. Mr. McElwaney was born in Fulton County on Feb. 7, 1971. He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna McElwaney.

Eddie was employed at Carolina Towing. Survivors include his wife, Shannon Eaton; children, Adriane McElwaney, Kaydence McElwaney, Raley McElwaney and Jordan Eaton; father and step-mother, Harold and Betty McElwaney; mother and step-father, Nancy and Mark Blackmon; brothers, Tony McElwaney, Jerry McElwaney, Kenny McElwaney, Gary McElwaney and Blake Smith; sisters, Leticia Turnipseed, Pat Flores, Pam Flores, Angie Betsill and Bonnie Miller; grandmothers, Betty Blackmon and Louise Harper.

Funeral services for Mr. Eddie McElwaney will be conducted on Wednesday, May 21, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. The Rev. Buddy Sarvis will officiate. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Cemetery in Fairburn.

Friends may visit the family on Tuesday evening, from 7-9 p.m., at the funeral home. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements.