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Area Deaths - Jan. 24, 2014

Clyde Noven Hall

Clyde Noven Hall – 95 – of Forest Park, passed away January 23, 2014. Clyde was born July 23, 1918 in Oglethorpe County Georgia, to Charlie D Hall and Artha Dixon Hall. He was raised in Porterdale, Georgia. He joined the United States Navy October 27, 1941 and was honorably discharged in 1947. He retired as a refrigeration specialist after many years. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Virginia C Hall. They resided in Forest Park, Ga. Clyde had also lost his brothers, Clarence Hall and J B Hall and his sisters, Hazel Hall Dial and Lillie Mae Hall Martin. He is survived by, Nellie Hall- sister in law of Porterdale, nephews, Larry Wilson, Tim Hall, Steve Hall, Bobby Joe Dial and Mark Dial and neices, Rita Hall Thomas, Sandra Hall, and Kyle Bowen. Clyde was a faithful member of Ash Street Baptist Church which he joined in 1964. He was ordained a deacon in 1968. Clyde loved to travel with Virginia and together they visited most of the United States. He also loved to hunt and fish. He spent many happy happy hours in his later years fishing off the beach at Cape San Blas, Florida. He was an avid senior walker at Southlake Mall and made many friends there.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1 pm with visitation beginning at 11am at Thomas L Scroggs Funeral Directors, 6362 South Lee St., Forest Park. Interment to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.

UNDER the wide and starry sky

Dig the grave and let me lie:

Glad did I live and gladly die,

And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you 'grave for me:

Here he lies where he long'd to be;

Home is the sailor, home from the sea,

And the hunter home from the hill

Requiem by:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Mary Lee Millican

Mary Lee Millican of Newborn, passed away January 21, 2014, at the age of 73. Mrs. Millican loved her family dearly and devoted her time to them. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, in Riverdale. Mrs. Millican was preceded in death by her husband, William Olan Millican; mother, Lillian Othera (Newton) Gaddis; father, Sam Tribble Smith; and her brother, Sam Gaddis.

Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Carol and John Jones, Cathy Williams, all of Mansfield; grandchildren, Brandon Jones, Amanda Jones, Jacob Cavo-Williams; brothers, David Gaddis, Frank Gaddis; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Millican will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:00 PM, at Eastridge Community Church, 863 Highway 142 E, in Covington, and interment following in College Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 3134 Floyd Street, in Covington, Friday, January 24, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284. to place online condolences 770-786-7062

Marjorie Anne Scott

Mrs. Marjorie Anne Scott, age 90, of Riverdale, passed away, January 22, 2014. She is survived by her children, Bob F. Scott of Adel, Dollie Jeanette Drennan of Riverdale, Johnny W. Scott of Riverdale, Jerry L. (Betty) Scott of Senoia, Alice L. (Jimmy) Brinkley of Tunnel Hill; sister, Billie L. Sanders McCard of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, January 25, 2014, in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Jimmy Brinkley and Rev. Hinton Harris will officiate. Interment will be at College Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700.

Robert R. Valiando

Mr. Robert R. Valiando, age 73, of Jonesboro, passed away, January 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children,2 Tara (Timothy) Clark of Cumming, Audra (Jeff) Orzech of Gainesville, Mia (Chris) Anthony of Virginia Beach, VA; brother, Guy (Jerri) Valiando of CA; grandchildren, Hannah Clark, Griffin Orzech, Grace Orzech, Gabriel Anthony and Canyon Anthony. No services are planned at this time. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700.

Mary J. Williams

Mrs. Mary J. Williams, age 84, of Hampton, passed away, January 20, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Robert; children, John Raymond Wooten of McDonough, Frank Patrick Wooten of Rutledge, Diane Bradley of Moore, OK, Shirley Skaggs of Purcel, OK, Robin Lippe of Yukon, OH, Kim Hearn of Salem, OR; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held, Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2 PM at Charity Baptist Church. Pastor Chuck Scott will officiate. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700.