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Obituaries - Jan. 31, 2009

Thomas James Moore, Sr.

Thomas James Moore, Sr., 69, of Locust Grove, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. He was born in Elkton, Md., to the late Thomas Stephen and Mary Leora Case Moore.

Mr. Moore served in the Air Force for more than 9 years as Airman First Class. He retired from Worldcom, with more than 30 years of service, and was a school bus driver for special needs children in Henry County. He loved to play golf and was a pet lover. But most important to him was his God, his family, and his friends.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Alice Diana Johnson Moore, of Locust Grove; sons, Thomas James Moore, Jr., of Stockbridge, and James Kevin (Courtney) Moore, of Hiram; daughter, Mary Lois Ortiz, of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Austin Paul Ortiz, Zachery Tyler Moore, and Colton James Moore; brother, Steve Moore, of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Mary Lee Aycock, of Texas; and his special pets, who were also his special friends, Kiska Moore, Margie Moore, and Zoey Moore.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 2, at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with the Rev. Joseph Ronsisvalli officiating. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Ga., at 2 p.m.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 1, from 2 p.m., to 4 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.

Robert Taylor

Mr. Robert Taylor, 71, of Forest Park, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009.

He loved the Lord and was a member of Living Waters Assembly of God Church in Riverdale, and was retired following 38 years of service with Cummings Diesel South.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Sara Taylor. He is also survived by his children: Mary Frances Adams, of Ellenwood; William Carlton Thomann, Jr., of Newnan; Emil Joseph Thomann, III, (Rita), of Ellenwood; James Granville Thomann (Teresa), of Douglasville; Robert Ray Taylor, III, (Deneen), of Covington; Rose Ann Simpson (Robert), of Forest Park; Jefferson Richard Taylor (Linda), of McDonough, and step-sons, Steve Carroll and Jason Carroll. In addition, 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Also a brother, Joseph Richard Taylor ( Patricia), of Forest Park, and a sister, Mary Ann Yamasaki (Hy), of McDonough, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 1, from the Parkway Chapel, with Rev. DeWayne Barnes and Rev. James Cannon officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m., at Park Hill Cemetery in Columbus.

The family will receive friends Saturday, from 2 p.m., to 8 p.m., and Sunday, from 3 p.m., to 6 p.m., at the funeral home. Arrangements by Horis A. Ward Parkway Chapel 1000 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, (404) 366-3522.