News for Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Elliot, "Bill" Jr.

“Bill” Elliott, Jr. “Bill” Elliott, Jr., of Jackson, passed away May 19, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, William T. Elliott, Sr., and Frances Elliott; and wife, Terry Hope Elliott. Bill was a member of the Riverdale Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his son, Bill Elliott, III, and wife, Stephaine Elliott; daughter, Elizabeth Elliott; two grandchildren, William Elliott, IV, and Brittany Elliott; three sisters, Doddy and husband, Jim, Ryan and Denise Higginbotham, and Charlene and husband, Jim Kizzar; brother, Mike, and wife, Janelle Bradford. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m., in the Fairview Chapel of Horis A. Ward. Pastor Joe Mauthe will officate. Interment will be in the Elliott Family Cemetery (McDonough Ga.) The Family will receive friends at the funeral home TODAY (Saturday, May 21), from 4 p.m., to 8 p.m. Please visit our web site at ww.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel, (770) 4741231.

Cook, Charles Warren “Buddy” III

Funeral Home: Sherrell Funeral Home

White, Mr. Walter D.

Mr. Walter D. White, 78, of Forest Park, passed away May 21, 2011. He was a member of Harvest Baptist Tabernacle. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Dallas Batson, of Blue Ridge; sons and daughters-in-law, Walter, Jr., and Amy White, of North Carolina, Chris and Teresa White, of Newnan, Ga.; son, Michael White, of North Carolina; brothers, Sherman White, Wendell White, Herman White, Jim Edd White; sisters, Merlene Beasley, Barbara Berrong, Penny Walker; 13 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held TODAY (Tuesday, May 24), at 11 a.m., at the Harvest Baptist Tabernacle. His remains will be placed in-state one hour prior to the service. Dr. Joe Arthur will officiate. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family received friends on Monday, May 23, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge is in charge of arrangements, (770) 210-2700, www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.

Sorrells, Ronald Craig

Ronald Craig Sorrells Ronald Craig Sorrells, 64, of Conley, Ga., died Saturday, May 21, 2011. He was born in Atlanta, to the late Frank N., and Mattie L. Sorrells. Mr. Sorrells was a member of The Way of the Cross Baptist Church, and he was an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Nell Sorrells; sons, Scott (Sylina) Sorrells, of Decatur, and Keith (Heather) Sorrells, of Casper, Wyoming; grandson, Rilee Sorrells and granddaughter, Taylor Johnson. Funeral services will be held TODAY (Tuesday, May 24), at 11 a.m., from the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, with the Rev. Spencer Johnson, and the Rev. Steven Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. The family received friends on Monday, May 23, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Vitas Hospice, 931 Rock Quarry Road, Stockbridge, Ga.30281. Those who wish, may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements, (770) 914-1414 are.