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Area Deaths - April 25, 2014

Phillip A. Hammond

Phillip A. Hammond, of Forest Park, passed away on April 22, 2014. Services will be held at Rock Springs Baptist Church on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Bro. Tommy Aman will be officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Hills Cemetery. The family wil be accepting friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5-8 pm.

He is survived by his fiance, K.C. Winkler of Forest Park, his parents, Bob and Elizabeth Hammond of McDonough; daughter, Rusti Hammond of Marietta; sisters, Pamela Ruff (Jerry) of Cartersville, Marlena Cook (Jerry) of McDonough, and Linda Bivens (Mark) of McDonough; brothers, Ronald Hammond (Nita) of Stockbridge, Mike Hammond (Martha) of Stockbridge, and Bruce Hammond (Linda) of McDonough; 2 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, 2575 Chantilly Dr. Atlanta, GA 30324, (404)320-6223 https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/gfbf.

Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Ga. 770-961-2828 in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.thomasscroggsfuneraldirectors.com.

Laura Jean Henderson

Mrs. Laura Jean Henderson, age 86, of Riverdale, passed away, April 23, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Napier of AL; brother, Bill (Cornelia) Drake of FL, grandchildren, Laura Downs, Dawn Shedd Holland, Frederick George, Mike George, Thomas Franklin George, Jr., Lisa Wilson, Christopher Berry, Troy, Jr., J.D. and numerous wonderful great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Riverdale First Baptist Church. She will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Rev. Jeff Lowe will officiate. Entombment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com2

Lawrence Holcombe

Mr. Lawrence Wallace Holcombe, age 87, of Jonesboro, passed away, April 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Evelyn Holcombe; children, Dale Holcombe, Robin Holcombe and Tammy Nash. He is survived by his son, Steve Holcombe of Jonesboro; two sisters; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from noon till 1:30 PM at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com