Gene W. Cole

Gene W. Cole, 65, of Stockbridge, died Sept. 29, 2008. He was born in Tampa, Fla., to the late Aubrey Warrangton and Rosa Estelle Fast Cole. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Jean Howard Cole, and a brother, Daniel Lee Cole. He retired from AT&T.

Survivors include his children, Mary (Francisco) Cabasag, of Stockbridge, and Jason (Amanda) Cole, of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Angel M. Cabasag and Whitney A. Cabasag; brother, Bud (Gayla) Cole, of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m., from the Benton House in Stockbridge. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga., 30253, (770) 914-8833,

James Aaron Todd

James Aaron Todd, 53, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008.

He is survived by his children, Jerri Todd, Shammah Todd; grandchild, Joshua Todd; mother, Virginia Wooten; and sister, Freda Griffith. The body was cremated. The family will receive friends at the Jonesboro Chapel of Pope Dickson & Son, from 1-4 p. m., Sunday, Oct. 5. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the charity of your choice. Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel, (770) 478-7211.

Nell Turner

Nell Turner, of Forest Park, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.

Nell Turner was born in Canton, Ga., and is survived by daughters, Cheryl and Rey Waters, of Roswell, Johnette "Pug" and Brad Munday, of Fayetteville, Debbie and Ronnie Ransom, of Clermont, Fla.; sister, Enid Phillips, of Buford, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at the chapel of Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, 6362 South Lee Street, Morrow. Interment will be at Sherwood.

Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements, (770) 961-2828.