Nora Shelton Roberts

Nora Shelton Roberts, age 91, of Locust Grove passed away March 27, 2009.

She is survived by two daughters, Frances Carnell and husband Leon of Fountain Inn, S.C., Mary Alice Latimer and husband Sam of Crosbyton, Texas; son, Jesse M. Roberts, Jr., and wife Susan of Locust Grove; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Ola B. Cook of Hollywood, Fla.; nieces and nephews and extended family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jessie M. Roberts, Sr., in 1984.

She was a member of Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church and a retired registered nurse after 22 years of service.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 30, at 2 p.m., in the Fairview Chapel-Horis A. Ward Funeral Homes. Elder R. E. Cagle will officiate. Interment will be in the Ozias Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends March 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. Horis A. Ward-Fairview Chapel (770) 474-1231.

Doshia Barham

Doshia Barham, age 74, of McDonough died March 26, 2009. She was born in Spalding County to the late Ezra Paul, Sr., and Mattie Lena Bevil. She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and a member of the Happy Hearts. She enjoyed her computer card games, gardening and traveling. Her Husband, Ernest Avery "Abe" Barham, and son, Timothy Barham, and brother, Ezra Paul Bevil, Jr., also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Barham is survived by her son, Keith Barham of Rex; daughter, Karen Watson of Canton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., on Sunday, March 29, at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church with remains placed in state at 3 p.m. The Rev. Layne Jenkins and the Rev. Alex Stroud will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414.