Obituaries - January 6, 2009

Betty Ann Porter Wearne

Mrs. Betty Ann Porter Wearne, 75, of Riverdale, passed away, Jan. 3, 2009. She was referred to as "Granny." She would think of all children as her own.

She loved to dance, eat, and would shop till she dropped. She loved the Lord and appreciated life to the fullest. She was a "Price is Right" and "Wheel of Fortune" fanatic, and loved all types of game shows. She was a great "Skip Bo" partner, a loving wife, neighbor, and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Barry; grandchildren, Kimberly Lamb, Kaleb Huckabee, Cheyenne Hearon, and Bailey Hearon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 11a.m., in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chris Reynolds officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.

Kim Atkins-Gramlich

Kim Atkins-Gramlich, 36, of McDonough, died on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 8, at 11a.m., at Pope Dickson & Son-Morrow Chapel, with Pastor Larry Moss officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

Her family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Gramlich; children, Kenny Roberts and Jeremiah Gramlich; parents, Jesse and Peggy Atkins; and sister, Leigh Neal.

She was a teacher at Living Word Christian Academy and a member of Living Word on the Move Church.

Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Directors-Morrow Chapel is in charge of the arrangements, (770) 961-2700.