Obituaries - May 1, 2009

Heather Anderson

Mrs. Heather Anderson, age 24, of Jonesboro passed away April 29, 2009. She was a member of Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, where she taught in the pre-kindergarten program. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mary McElroy and John Dorman. She is survived by her husband, Joshua; children, Hayden Henderson and Nathaniel Anderson; mother and stepfather, Donna and Gary Ledbetter of Jonesboro; father and step-mother, Donnie and Vickie Wooten of Fayetteville; siblings, Jamie Wooten, Tammy Anderson, Gary Ledbetter, Jr., Amanda Prince; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held, Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m., at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church. She will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. The Rev. Charles Robinson, the Rev. Beverly Casstevens and the Rev. Candy Thacker will officiate. Interment will be at Riverdale First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 2, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, make contributions in her name to Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, Children's Ministries, 142 South Main Street, Jonesboro, Ga., 30236 phone (770) 478-6444. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge (770) 210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.

Robert Raulins

Robert Raulins, age 95, of Forest Park passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2009. He served in the United States Army Air Corp and retired from Delta Air Lines as a Revenue Accounting Manager. Mr. Raulins was a member of Forest Park Baptist Church for 56 years. Along with his church family he is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Helen Raulins; his son, John Raulins of Morrow; daughters, Mary Raulins of Morrow, Lois Hanly and her husband, Les of Jacksonville, Fla., and his granddaughter, Mackensey Marie Hanly.

Funeral services will be held today, May 1, at 11 a.m., at Forest Park Baptist Church in Forest Park, with the Rev. Reed Crumbliss officiating. Mr. Raulins was a loving husband, father and grandfather who lived life to the fullest. He was a friend to all who knew him and will be truly missed. Horis A. Ward Parkway Chapel, 1000 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, Ga., 30297 is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

Bobby Joe Sims

Bobby Joe Sims, Sr., 78, of Eatonton died April 28, 2009.

He is survived by his wife, Essie Sims of Riverdale; children, Tim Sims of Greensboro, Ga., Angie Walters of Silver Creek, Ga., Joey Sims of Jonesboro, and LaRenda Sims of Charleston, S.C. ; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Laverne Wilkes of Tucker; brother Fritz Sims of Warner Robins; brother Lavoe Sims of Tucker; and sister Patsy Ammons of Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 2, at 11 a.m., at the Chapel of Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with the Rev. Floyd Carmack officiating. Interment will be Saturday, at 4 p.m., in the Delay Family Cemetery in Oconee County. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

William Douglas Adcock

Mr. William Douglas "Doug" Adcock, age 65, of Molena passed away April 25, 2009. Moody Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.