News for Sunday, May 15, 2011


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Aviation museum reveals plans for permanent home

The land was only recently acquired, but the nation's first commercial aviation museum has many plans for its permanent location.

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Everhart wins race for Ga. GOP party chairwoma

MACON, Ga. -- In a rebuke to new Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia Republicans on Saturday elected Sue Everhart to another term as state party chairwoman over Deal's hand-picked candidate.

Hale, Melvin

Age: 80

Sage, Webster Edmond "Pepper"

Mr. Webster Edmond “Pepper” Sage, 73, of Barnesville, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011 in a Griffin Healthcare Facility. Mr. Sage was born in Iowa to the late Mr. Wilfred Earl Sage and the late Mrs. Lenora Susanna Staley Sage. He was a Diesel Mechanic for Roberts Equipment, and a Volunteer for the Griffin Humane Society. Mr. Sage was a veteran, having served in the United States Coast Guard. He was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Bo and Jerry. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Sage, of Barnesville; two sons, Will Sage ( Dana), of Barnesville, and Ken Sage (Jennifer), of Meansville; five sisters, Sue Thomas, of Barnesville, Karen Mosley (Glen), of Stockbridge, Sandra Greene, of Barnesville, Debbie Benton (Tony), of Conyers and Carolyn Egnor, of Cartersville; three grandchildren, Logan Sage, Madalyn Sage and Garrett Sage; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 11a.m., in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Brad Banks officiating. Interment will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., in The Dorsey Family Cemetery in Lovejoy. The family will receive friends at the Williams Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, May 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorial Contributions be made to: The Griffin/Spalding County Humane Society, P.O. Box 758, Experiment, Ga. 30212. Those who wish, may view the Memorial Page and sign the Guestbook online at: Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of arrangements, (770) 358-1678.

Pruett, Joseph Perry

Mr. Joseph Perry Pruett, 72, of McDonough, passed away May 15, 2011.Joe was born in Blue Field, Va., the son of the late Raymond William and Lola Leola Fortson Pruett. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacquelynn Marie Faulkner; a sister, Valley “Pee Wee” Pruett; brothers, Raymond Pruett, William (Bill) Pruett and Bud Pruett; sister-in-law, Thelma Pruett. Joe served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard, from 1956, to 1960. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, his dog “Nikki,” fishing, CB radio, puzzles and working on cars. Survivors are his wife, Annette Austin Pruett, of McDonough; children, Thomas Wayne Faulkner, of Milner, Ga., Ronald Lewis Faulkner (Angie), of McDonough, and Lori Muzik (Larry), of Concord; grandchildren, Brandy Marie Faulkner, Robert Austin Faulkner, Daniel Muzik, and Casey Muzik; brother, Marvin Jerry Pruett, of Royston, Ga.; sister-in-law, Audrey Pruett, of Deer Park, Texas; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 18, at 3 p.m., at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park, in McDonough, with the Rev. Paul Hood officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations can be made to Sacred Journey Hospice Foundation, 138 Peach Drive, McDonough, Ga. 30253. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-8833,

Dexter, Carolyn Alberson

Mrs. Carolyn Alberson Dexter, age 65, of Jackson, died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Sylvan Grove Hospital. She was born March 13, 1946 in Warner Robins. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and a member of the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class. She enjoyed living on the lake, spending time in the outdoors, and spending time with her family. Carolyn is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Nancy Dexter, of Forsyth; foster daughter, Angel Matthews, of Griffin; mother, Dorothy Coppage Alberson, of Jackson; granddaughter, Hailey Dexter; step-granddaughter, Melissa Reynolds; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Alberson; two brothers, Robert Monroe Alberson and Jimmy Alberson. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Lane Sanders and the Rev. Mark Powell officiating. She was to lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Interment followed at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday evening. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at Sherrell Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Conley, Vickie

Age: 47