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Obituaries - August 25, 2009

Tonyia M. "Toni" Tesseneer

Ms. Tonyia M. "Toni" Tesseneer, 65, of Jonesboro, formerly of Jasper, Ala., passed away Aug. 23, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Flow Allen of Arizona.

She is survived by her sister, Colet Allen of Idaho; daughters, Donna Holsonback, Paula Bolinger (Robert), Sonyia Seale (Frank); son, Timothy Paul Tesseneer (Miranda); friend and partner for 30 years, Carol Paramore, and eight grandchildren. She will be taken back to Alabama to be laid to rest.

Kathleen I. Bohannon

Kathleen I. Bohannon, age 80, of Stockbridge, died on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m., at Pope Dickson & Son-Jonesboro Chapel with Pastor Glenn Stringham officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Park.

Her family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Brenda Bohannon of Locust Grove; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Bobby Gray of Stockbridge; brother, Dugan Brown of Calhoun; sisters-in-law, Lorene Padget of Calhoun, and Vera Moss of Ranger; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

R. Kenneth Gilbert

Mr. R. Kenneth Gilbert, of Lake City, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009 at the age of 65.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Forest Park with interment to follow at Morrow Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Ken was retired from Colorox Corporation and was a life-long resident of Clayton County. He was a devoted husband, father, and a friend to many.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Eleanor Walker; daughter, Alisa Kay Adams (Randy); son, Joel Kenneth Gilbert (Kandy) and four grandchildren.

Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2828.

Bobby G. Sheets

Mr. Bobby G. Sheets, of Fayetteville, passed away Aug. 22, 2009.

He is preceded in death by his son, Kerry Dale Sheets, and is survived by his wife, Louise Sheets of Fayetteville; daughters, Tina Ann Odom and her husband Scott of Williamson, Toshia Hope Sheets and her fiancé Mark Thomas of Olathe, Kan.; son, Bobby Eugene Sheets of Fayetteville; sisters, Joyce Boatright of Carrollton, Lurlene Potts of Charleston, S.C.; grandchildren, Cherish Nicole Odom, Josh Odom, Pepper Sheets, Blazer Sheets, Isaac Sheets, Kerry Sheets, Skylar Sheets, Michelle Brooks, Jason Brooks; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m., at Harvest Baptist Tabernacle, 1974 Walt Stephens Road, Jonesboro, Ga., 30236 with remains placed in state at 1 p.m. Dr. Joe Arthur will be officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Those wishing may send an online condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory in Fairburn, (770) 964-4800.