Charlie Grove, age 79, of Hampton died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., to the late Frank McNulty and Mamie Jane Smith Grove. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Jones. Mr. Grove was an avid Tennessee fan, where he was known saying that he bled orange. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting with his sons. He was the former owner of Song of the South Daycare in Jonesboro.
Mr. Grove is survived by his wife, Virginia Roberts Grove; children, Pamela Grove (Bill) Fowler of Stockbridge, Charles Marcus (Cindy) Grove, II, of Fayetteville, Lisa Grove (Jeff) Duffey of Wesley Chapel, Fla., Michael Kevin Grove of Stockbridge, Staci Grove (Gordon) Wimberly of Hampton, Jeffrey Bart (Sharon) Grove of Fayetteville; 10 grandchildren, Joseph, Jonathan, Nick, Travis, Justin, Jack, Alec, Savannah, Carly, and Aubree; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy Blair of Tennessee, Inez Coile of Tennessee, Margaret Tipton of North Carolina, Frank McNulty Grove, Jr., of Tennessee, and Peggy Gregg of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 24 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Patterson officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, Aug. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 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.
James "Jim" R. Curzon
James "Jim" R. Curzon, 87, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Riverdale, passed away on Aug. 11, 2009. Born Feb. 4, 1922 he spent his childhood years in Mowequa, Ill. Jim attended college on a football scholarship. He also served his country in the Marines, where he attained the rank of major. During his service, he flew Corsairs and P-38's and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. After his service, he flew private planes for the MLB Dodgers and had the opportunity to work for Mickey Mantle, setting up men's shops around the country for a few years. He then spent many years working for the state of Georgia as a tax appraiser.
He was a member of Riverdale First United Methodist Church, a member of Riverdale Masonic Lodge No. 709, a past patron of Riverdale Chapter No. 446 OES, a Shriner, and an emeritus member of the state executive committee for the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. Jim touched many lives throughout the years and poured his heart into this order. He was a fine man.
He is survived by a daughter, Debbie C. Crocker of Vero Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jamie and Darcy; three great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers, and his wife Eula Mae. He will be interred with his family in Vero Beach, Fla.
A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m., at Riverdale Masonic Lodge in Riverdale. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Elton Greaves, 63, of McDonough died Aug. 15, 2009. Cremation Society of the South at Eagle's Landing.
Roy Nicely, 81, of Hampton died Aug. 16, 2009. Cremation Society of the South at Eagle's Landing.
Dolores Allen, 59, of Rex died Aug. 21, 2009. Cremation Society of the South at Eagle's Landing.
Jessie Kimbrell, 81, of Rex died Aug. 15, 2009. Cremation Society of the South at Eagle's Landing.
Evelyn Hawkins, 47, of Rex died Aug. 14, 2009. Cremation Society of the South at Eagle's Landing.