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Mr. Charles Ray Harrison, Sr. - Allen C. Reynolds - Janice Gilmer - George Edward Worrell

Mr. Charles Ray Harrison, Sr.

Mr. Charles Ray Harrison, Sr., 78, of Locust Grove, passed away July 1, 2009. Mr. Harrison was born in Etowah, Tenn., the son of the late Gussie Daniel and Joel Harrison.

Charles and his wife, Coweta, own and operate the Harley-Davidson of Clayton County. Charles was a member of the Henry County Shrine Club and the Rex #251 Masonic Lodge. He retired from Complete Auto Transport in 1992. He enjoyed motorcycles, casinos, NASCAR and spending time with his family and friends. Charles was preceded in death by all of his siblings.

Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Coweta Harrison, of Locust Grove; children, Belinda and Tod Sheirling, of Locust Grove, Ava and Billy Turner, of Forest Park, Lisa Harrison Hart, of Hampton, and Charles R. and Dawn Harrison, Jr., of Sharpsburg; grandchildren, James Bryson, Jr., Randall Hart, Nicholas Hart, Meagan Crawford, Michelle Hickman and William Turner, Jr., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 3, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with the Rev. Don Colburn and the Rev. David Riner officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening, 4 to 8 p.m. Haisten Funeral Home - McDonough, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

Allen C. Reynolds

Allen C. Reynolds, 72, of McDonough, died on Sunday, June 28, 2009.

Memorial Services are scheduled for Sunday, July 5 at 1 p.m., at Pope Dickson & Son-Morrow Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Shannon officiating.

He is survived by his sisters, Iris L. Reynolds, of McDonough, and Elizabeth Pingetzer, of Blairsville; nieces, Christian Wilson, of McDonough, and Shannon Groshong, of Atlanta; nephew, Bret Groshong, of Blairsville; and great-nieces, Tanya and TyAnna Wilson, of McDonough.

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

Janice Gilmer

Janice Gilmer, of Forest Park, passed away Thursday, July, 2, 2009. Services will be held in the chapel Saturday, July 4, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.

Survivers include daughters, Erin Sharp, of Ludowici, Diane Bounds, of Stockbridge; son, Steve Duvall, of Forest Park; brothers, Jimmy Jordan, of Norcross, Ronnie and Christine Webb, of Snellville; 5 grandchildren, and nieces. Visitation will be held Friday from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m.Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Ga., (770) 961-2828, is in charge of arrangements.

George Edward Worrell

George Edward Worrell, Th.D, Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church Jonesboro, passed away on July 2, 2009. As a minister of Jesus Christ, the only thing George loved more than his family was serving the Lord and the people of God.

Pastor Worrell was born in Dalhart, Texas on Jan. 26, 1930, to Delores and Champ Clark Worrell.

He married Betty Joy Haberer, Aug. 3, 1952 and is survived by their children; Edith, Ed, Melody, Dawn and Stephane, as well as 7 precious grandchildren, and his sister, Joyce Solomon, of Houston, Texas.

George graduated from Texas Tech University in 1951 and received his Doctorate in Theology from Southwestern Seminary in 1955. During his ministry, he served as the Texas Youth Evangelism Director, Director of Evangelism for Missouri, Vice President of Southeastern Baptist Seminary and pastor of Lawndale Baptist in Greensboro, N.C. George authored several books and articles. In his last writings during his illness, he wrote: "Our service to Christ is more than a part-time job, it is a lifetime service on Earth and in Heaven."

Today, in Heaven, George Worrell has stars in his crown for a job well done.

Funeral services will be held, Sunday, July 5, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. He will lie in-state one hour prior to the service at the church.

Dr. Melvin Blackaby, Dr. Lanny Loe, and Dr. Gary Parker will officiate. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: First Baptist Church Jonesboro, World Missions Fund, PO Box 773, Jonesboro, Ga. 30237, or Gideons International, PO Box 1104, Jonesboro, Ga. 30237. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.