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Obituaries - Feb. 4, 2009

Mary Catharine Duke Bartlett

Mary Catharine Duke Bartlett, 91, of Locust Grove went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at home with her loving family. She was born in Hulett, in Carroll County, on May 21, 1917 to Maudie Bell Webb and James Henry Duke, who preceded her in death. At the age of 16 she married Robert Franklin Bartlett in Aragon, Ga., and remained a loving wife until his death in 1970. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Morrow. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and homemaker with her specialty being cooking biscuits. She lived a very full and active life with many activities that she enjoyed. She loved caring for the children of many of her friends and family. She also enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, reading her Bible and looking for treasures at any and all yard sales she could find. Her love of travel and adventurous nature took her on her first white water rafting expedition with the Boy Scouts at the age of 70.

She is survived by her children, Betty B. Underwood of Conyers, Charles F. (Janet) Bartlett of Stockbridge, Maynard E. Bartlett of Forest Park, Linda B. (Fred J.W.) Leonard of Riverdale, Alvin L. (Mary Alice) Bartlett of McDonough, Terry W. (Mary Ruth) Bartlett of Stockbridge, Martha B. (Tim) Griffin of Locust Grove, 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brother, James A. Duke, sisters, Myrl D. Reese, Sarah D. Johnson and son-in-law, Lewis A. Underwood.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough, with the Rev. Tommy Aman and the Rev. Oscar Walker officiating. Interment will be at Crest Lawn Memorial Park at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6-8 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home - McDonough, (770) 914-8833 - haistenfunerals.com.

Mary Baran Pearcey

Mary Baran Pearcey of Forest Park passed away Feb. 2, 2009.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m., at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mary was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed painting, gardening and cooking and was a member of Clayton Arts Alliance, Red Hat Society and served as treasurer for the Tara Garden Club. Mary was also a long-time member of Jones Memorial UMC and was active with the United Methodist Women group as well as volunteering with the Meals on Wheels organization, serving until the age of 78.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Pearcey and is survived by her daughters, Gail Stephens of Forsyth, Kathryn Blackmon and Sharon Pearcey of Kennesaw; sons, Stephen Pearcey of Dallas, Texas, and Brian Pearcey of Jesup; sisters, Anne Baran and Olga Baran, both of Mississauga, Ontario.; brother, John Baran of Montreal, Quebec; grandchildren, Casey Coker and Justin Stephens; great-grandchildren, Elena Coker and Hank Stephens, all of Douglasville. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-8282.