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Obituaries - June 25, 2009

Henton Edward "Ed" Howard, Jr.

Henton Edward "Ed" Howard, Jr., age 81, of Sugar Hill, formerly of Forest Park, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 24, 2009.

He was born Dec. 29, 1927 in Miami, Fla. He interrupted his high school education on Oct. 31, 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps to defend his country. He served in World War II as a certified sharpshooter in the south and central area of the Pacific, with landings on Guadalcanal, Guam, Marianas Islands, Iwo Jima and others. He received an honorable discharge into the active reserve in July 1946, came home to College Park, and graduated from College Park High School. In 1950, he answered his country's call again and served in Korea as a gunnery sergeant and was involved in the Chasen Landing and others. After being wounded, he returned home and went to work for Ford Motor Company in 1953, where he remained until his retirement in 1985.

He was a past master of Griffin Masonic Lodge and longtime member of Forest Park Lodge No. 399, Daylight Lodge No. 125, the Yaarab Shrine Temple, and the Cherokee Rose. He was a member of Ash Street Baptist Church in Forest Park for 45 years before moving to Sugar Hill, where he became a member of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Braswell Howard of Sugar Hill; son, Randy E. Howard of Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Tara and Glenn Landry of Sugar Hill, and Peggy and Frank Perry of Kingsport, Tenn.; grandchildren, Adam Landry of Sugar Hill, Steven and Dina Landry of Alpharetta and Kathy and Lee Perry of Kingsport; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Alex and Drew.

Funeral services are scheduled for 12:30 p.m., Friday, June 26 from the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ken May officiating. Interment will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery. The family will receive friends any time after 10 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the Antioch Christian Church Building Fund at 3595 Sugar Pike Road, Canton, Ga., 30115 or your favorite charity.

Sosebee Funeral Home Canton is honored to serve the family.

www.sosebeefuneralhome.com (770) 479-2131.

Clifford Allen Hall

Mr. Clifford Allen Hall, age 51, of Morrow passed away June 23, 2009. He was a very special individual with a very big heart. He was a loving son, brother and uncle. Clifford worked for the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department for 25 years prior to retiring on disability. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie M. Hall, Jr.; mother, Cherry A. Hall and sister, Ruth Kyzer.

He is survived by his sisters, Beth (Allan) Youngblood of Dahlonega, Peggy (Jim) Oberst of Jonesboro, Debra Rhymer of Jonesboro; brother, Charlie (Wanda) Hall of Riverdale; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home Thursday, June 25. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, June 26 in the Morrow Chapel of Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Daughtery officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.

Pope Dickson & Son, Morrow Chapel. (770) 961-2700.