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Obituaries - March 14/15, 2009

George "Zack" Zajicek

George "Zack" Zajicek of Stockbridge passed away March 11, 2009. He was born June 6, 1947 in Chicago, Ill., and was preceded in death by his parents, George, Sr., and Lorraine; son, James, and a sister, Debbie.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca; daughter, Tina, and son, Barry; granddaughters, Christian and Corinne Zajicek; grandsons, Quintin and Justin Gunn and their mother, Ainly Zajicek. He also leaves behind devoted family friends, John, Shirley, Nicole and Sarah Jackson. George has eight remaining brothers and sisters, Barbara (Richard) Henry, Robert Zajicek and John Zajicek all of Chicago, Noreen (Tony) Molinari of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Cecille (Louis) Murray and Gloria Zajicek of South Holland, Ill., Lisa (Keith) Stogner of Frankfort, Ill., and Kenneth Zajicek of McDonough; brothers-in-law, Greg Castle of Chicago, Charles Bray of Augusta, and Fred (Margaret) Bray of Abbeville, S.C., and by many nieces, nephews and friends.

George was a Vietnam veteran and 30-year retiree from Roadway Express. He obtained his degree in industrial electricity from DeKalb Community College. He was always active in youth sports with his sons. Both he and Rebecca have worked with MADD since their son's death in 1993. He was proud of his daughter's involvement in Special Olympics. He has always enjoyed his membership in Lighthouse Community Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 15, at 4 p.m., from the Lighthouse Community Baptist Church. Pastor Jeff McBurnett will officiate. Friends may visit the family Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), 1000 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Suite 45, Attn: Victims Advocate, Cynthia Hagain, Atlanta, Ga., 30339/Henry County Parks and Recreation Special Olympics, 10 Cleveland St., Locust Grove, Ga., 30248/Atlanta VA (Veteran's Administration) Center, 1670 Clairmont Road, Volunteer Service (135), Decatur, Ga., 30033. George's family will appreciate contributions being made in his memory. Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

William Thomas "Bill" Ford

Mr. William Thomas "Bill" Ford, age 67, of Locust Grove passed away March 11, 2009. He was born in Gallatin, Tenn., to the late James Edgar and Lucy Kathrin England Ford. He served his country in the United States Navy and retired after over 30 years with Bennett International Group.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Susan Ford of Locust Grove; children, Jeff (Dawn) Ford of McDonough, John (Carrie) Ford of Jonesboro; Nathan Ford of Griffin, Jason Buckner of Forsyth and Angela Buckner of Forsyth; five grandchildren; siblings, Robert Ford of Tennessee, Kenneth (Lamon) Ford of Thailand, Nancy Vaughn of Tennessee, Kitty (Don) Butler of Wyoming.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. The Rev. William L. Herndon will officiate. Interment will follow at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. Friends may visit the family Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 in memory of Bill.

Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, 30253, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

Donald C. Miller

Mr. Donald C. Miller, age 45, of Jackson passed away March 12, 2009.

He is survived by wife, Donna Miller; son, Steven Miller and daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Adam Thompson; mother, Linda Miller; grandmother, Virginia Jones; sister, Kathy Miller; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Brian Jones; uncle, Ronnie Miller and grandchildren, Landen Miller and Brooke Miller.

Services will be held Monday, March 16, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Clark officiating. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park, Jonesboro. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., on Monday, March 16. Ford Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.