John Culver Rheay

John Culver Rheay, 74, died May 28, 2008, at South Alabama Medical Center. John was born in Mountain Creek Alabama and recently moved back to his roots after living most of his adult life in Jonesboro, Ga. He graduated high school in Dothan, Ala., and from there, he joined the Army.

He later attended Troy State University and the University of Alabama. He had a long career in sales and retired at a young age to enjoy his favorite activities, especially golf. He joins in Heaven, his wife, Gennie, and son, John. Survivors include his daughter, Dana Trabulsy, of Ft. Pierce, Fla, and her husband, Paul; grand-children, Russell and Maria Laine, also of Ft. Pierce; and his best friend, his dog Charlee. John also left behind a family of good friends, whose memories have spanned well over 50 years. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 31, at Ward Wilson Funeral home. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. Contributions to the American Cancer Society will be accepted in lieu of flowers.

Jeffrey Mark Hood

Mr. Jeffrey Mark Hood, 37, passed into glory on May 28, 2008. Jeffrey was a carpenter and loved working with his hands. He was a loving father and son. He also had a great heart of compassion.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donnie Ray Hood. He is survived by his children, Eli Hood and Noah Hood, of Calhoun; mother, Patricia Hood, of Hampton; brother, Brian Hood, of Locust Grove; sister, Kimberly Higgins, of Barnesville. He is also survived by his nieces and a nephew, Christian Hope Hood, of McDonough, J. P. Higgins and Emily Higgins, of Barnesville; grandparents, Ray and Frances Hood, of Rex; and the late Ray and Ann Spence, of Forest Park; and a very special friend, Sandy Weaver, of Griffin.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m., at The Rock Baptist Church in Rex. Rev. Scott Stevens and Rev. Ron Little will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: Eli and Noah Hood, care of United Bank, P.O. Box 340, Barnesville, Ga., 30204, phone: (770) 358-7211. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700,

Silvia Marie Pecorini

Silvia Marie Pecorini, 63, of Riverdale, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2008. Mrs. Pecorini leaves behind to cherish her memory a loving nephew, Robert (Karen) Anderson; and aunt, Marie Clair Menzin.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 30, from 7-9 p.m., at Holly Hill Funeral Home, 431 SW Broad Street, Fairburn, Ga,. 30210. Services honoring Mrs. Pecorini will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 31, in the chapel of the funeral home, with the Rev. Tony Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place at Holly Hill Memorial Park in Fairburn. Online condolences may be made at