Obituaries - March 5, 2009

Ted Johnson

Ted Johnson came into this world in December of 1990, and blessed everyone that came into contact with him. He graduated from Union Grove High School and was a college freshman at Clayton State University. Ted attended Higher Living Christian Church, where he was a member of the Youth Ministry, College Tour Team and Athletic Ministry. Ted's love of basketball spanned 15 years starting at the age of 3 when his father gave him his first basketball!

He departed this life on March 1, 2009. Ted is survived by his parents, Iris A. Smith and Ted V. Johnson, Sr., maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Smith, Sr., maternal uncle, Robert E. Smith, Jr., maternal aunt, Laverne Creek, paternal grandmother Linda Taylor, paternal grandfather Jessie James Johnson, paternal great-grandparents, Irene Taylor, Inez and Otto Johnson.

Family and friends please join us for a viewing on Friday, March 6, at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, located at 376 Fairview Road, Stockbridge, Ga., 30281 from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. His memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., at Higher Living Christian Church (formerly New Birth South Metropolitan Church), located at 2455 Mt. Carmel Road, Hampton, Ga., 30228. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel (770) 474-1231.

Tammy Tallent Padgett

Ms. Tammy Tallent Padgett, age 43, of McDonough passed away March 1, 2009. She was born in Fulton County to Boyd James and Paula Maxine Bell Tallent. She had worked for Henry County Parks and Recreation for 15 years and was a member of Loco Baptist Church in Lincolnton. Tammy was a loving person who enjoyed time with her family, photography, baking, fishing, hunting and the outdoors.

Survivors include her sons, Keith (Natalie) Crawford of Griffin, Kyle and Dustin Padgett of McDonough; parents, Boyd J. and Paula M. Tallent of Thomson; siblings, Mack B. (Sandy) Tallent of Lincolnton, Burt (Dee) Tallent of Cheyenne, Wyo., Glenda (Freddie) Rhodes, Tim Lawson, both of Tignall; grandmother, Barbara Bell of Jackson; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 6, at 11 a.m., from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. Pastor Ralph Easterwood will officiate. Interment will follow at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Friends may visit the family Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga., 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.