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Area Deaths - Nov. 15, 2103

William McBerry

William McBerry

Vernon E. Butler

1SGT U.S. Army Retired, Vernon E. Butler, age 83 of Morrow, passed away, Nov. 13, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Butler. He is survived by his children, Ann (Eddie) Johnson of Brooks, Debbie Butler of Morrow, Joan (Chris) Lowstuter of Loganville, Lori (Joe) Pierce of Covington, Vernon J. (Dena) Butler of Stockbridge, Edward T. (Donna) Butler of Covington, Theresa H. Moran of Covington; brothers, Richard (Jan) Butler of Minn., Thomas (Chris) Butler of Fla.; sisters, Phyllis Kress of Calif., Virginia (Dale) Durden of Minn.; 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Interment will be at Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery in Carrollton, Ga. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com

Mr. William C. “Bill” McBerry

Mr. William C. “Bill” McBerry, age 83 of Jonesboro, passed away Nov. 11, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Kathleen McBerry, parents, Charlie H. and Ruby Wallace McBerry, and brother, Jack McBerry.

Surviving are daughter; Michele Thiessen and husband Butch; son, Alan McBerry and wife Kelly; brother, Tom McBerry and wife Sandy, grandchildren; Jeremy Thiessen, Julie (Pat) Sams, Kimberly McBerry, Kristen McBerry, Hailey Fisher, and Chloe McBerry; great-grandchildren, Maddie Thames and Emory Thames, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Willy and Rev. Bryan Lee will officiate. Interment is at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Homes, Inc., Jonesboro/ Stockbridge. 770-210-2700. www.fordstewartfh.com