Area Deaths - April 2, 2014

John Allen Beall, IV

John Allen Beall, IV, age 64, passed away Wednesday March 26, 2014. Mr. Beall was a 1971 graduate of Auburn University and a 1984 graduate of Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He last served as the senior conflict criminal defense attorney for the state of Georgia from 2009-2012. Prior to this position he was a criminal and civil defense attorney in Jonesboro, Georgia from 1985 to 2009. He served as a member and president of the Clayton County Bar Association, member of Clayton County Masons, Jonesboro Chapter, and a long time communicant of Saint Andrew’s Church in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Mr. Beall was preceded in death by his father, Major General John Allen Beall, III. and his mother Lollie Ruth Beall, as well as his brother James Kennon Beall. He is survived by his loving spouse of 43 years, Cheryl Beall, as well as his sons and daughters, Ashley DeLouise Beall & Carmen Lydia Colon, John Allen Beall V & Angela Nichols Beall, and Kyle William Copeland & Arianne Beall Copeland. A funeral service was held on April 1, 2014 at 2 PM at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church in Peachtree City, Georgia. His family received guests after the service in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that contributions be made in his name to The Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA, 31525, or Gentiva Hospice, 2525 Hwy 34 E, Newnan, GA 30265, or Clayton County Animal Shelter, 7810 N. McDonough St. Jonesboro, GA 30236.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City- www.mowellfuneralhome.com

Jacquline A. Epperson

Mrs. Jacquline A. Epperson, age 70, of Jonesboro, passed away, March 30, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Dean Epperson; children, Deborah (Johnny) Bouchard of Monroe, Timothy (Amanda) Epperson of Covington, Teresa Lyn (William) Mascari of Tucker, Tammy (Marvin) Callahan of Jonesboro, David Newman of Covington, Lynn Epperson of Jonesboro, Wayne Epperson of Hampton, Denise (Butch) Johnson of Jonesboro; sister, Rachel (Willie Joe) Carter of Monroe; grandchild, Crystal Whitfield and numerous other grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com