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Obituaries - May 13, 2009

Helen Loraine Watson

Helen Loraine Watson, age 84, of Hampton died Saturday, May 9, 2009.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, May 12, in First Baptist Church of Ellenwood at 2 p.m., with the Rev. George Owens officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Concord, Ga.

A long-time resident of Clayton County, Helen Watson was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John Watson, Jr.; three grandchildren, Ashley Christopher Childers, Michael Asbury Childers, Kimberly Marie Hall and many great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Lori Ricks, and grandson, Andrew Lawrence Childers.

Visitation was Monday, May 11, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Horis A. Ward was in charge of the arrangements.

Hellen M. Johnson

Hellen M. Johnson, age 71, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at the Monroe County Hospital.

Mrs. Johnson was born to the late Rufus and Pearl Boatfield Stewart on Oct. 13, 1937 in Atlanta. She was a self-employed tax preparer and was of the Jehovah's Witness faith.

Survivors include her husband, James Johnson; son and daughter-in-law, Quintin and Barbara Johnson; daughters and son-in-law, Brenda and Steve Watts, Monica Breen and Tasha and Mike Chancey; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 4 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Rex.

Haisten McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (770) 229-4994.

Katherine "Kat" Kubitzky

Katherine "Kat" Kubitzky, age 74, of Clayton County passed away Monday, May 11, 2009.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 14, at 2 p.m., in Eagle's Landing Church of God, with the Rev. Elvis Hester and the Rev. Chris Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens.

A long-time resident of Clayton County, Katherine Kubitzky was a Senior Adult Pastor for Eagle's Landing Church of God. She went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She lived a life wrapped in the love of Jesus. She would have us remember one thing: Know Jesus, live, walk, trust, and rest in Him. Her family cherishes the memories of her faithful love for all, which was rooted in Jesus' faithful love for her. You are sheltered in the arms of Jesus.

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever," Psalm 73:26.

"He will swallow up death forever. The sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces," Isaiah 25:8.

She is survived by two daughters, Kay (John) Anderson of Stockbridge, Paula (Mark) Moore of McDonough; one son, Dan Harris of McDonough; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Joshua, Alex Harris, Kaytlen, Blake, Christa Anderson, Nicole, Hannah Moore; two sisters, Betty (Ed) Moore of Louisville, Ky., Geraldine (John) Whisnett of Olathe, Kan.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother, James and Mary Minyard, Paul Kubitzky and John Harris; one child, Gayle Annetta Harris and one brother, James Alvin Minyard.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 5 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Horis Ward -Tara Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. (770) 471-7171.