Obituaries - Oct. 30, 2008

Brenda G. Tate

Brenda G. Tate, 63, of Stockbridge, formerly of Clayton County, died on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.

Memorial Services are scheduled for TODAY (Oct. 30), at 11a.m., at Pope Dickson & Son-Jonesboro Chapel, with Pastor Troy Shaw officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

She is survived by her husband, Sidney R. Tate; children, Tina Musselwhite, Stacy Tate and Scott Tate; brothers, Timothy Daniels, James Daniels, and David Daniels; mother, Julia Scurry; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pope Dickson and Son-Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of the arrangements, (770) 478-7211.

Billy R. Kent

Mr. Billy R. Kent, 78, of Jackson, passed away Oct. 28, 2008 at the Henry Medical Center. Billy was born in Atlanta, to the late Barney Jefferson and Ella Laura McCoy Kent.

He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He retired after serving 28 years with the City of Atlanta Fire Department; was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and the Jonesboro Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, collecting lighthouses and trains.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Margaret Kent, of Jackson; children, Dianne Gilmore, of Bradenton, Fla., Jefferson (Laura) Kent, of Jackson; grandchildren, John, Joseph, and Cindy Gilmore, David, Anna, and Emily Kent; and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 1, at 11a.m., from the Chapel of Sharon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary Lewis officiating. Mr. Kent will lie in-state at the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park at 1 p.m., with Masonic Rites.

Friends may visit the family Friday, from 4-6 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in memory of Mr. Kent.Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga. 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.