Area Deaths - March 15, 2014

Arthur Green

Arthur L. Green of Morrow, GA passed away on 3-12-14. Arrangements by Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, GA. 770-961-2828.

Navarre Harcourt

Navarre Harcourt, of Forest Park, passed away on March 14, 2014. Services will be held in the chapel at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:00 am. The family will be accepting friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 5-8 pm.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Betty Harcourt and his daughter, Madelaine Overall. Survivors include his daughters, Janet Tippens (Randy) of Forest Park and Susan Cavanaugh (Steve) of Riverdale; sisters, Hazel Alexis, Elsie Benton, and Ann Bradford (Brad); brother, David Harcourt; 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Ga., 770-961-2828 in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made at

Betty R. McGourik

Betty R. McGourik of Forest Park, GA passed away on 3-13-14. Arrangements by Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, GA. 770-961-2828.

Albert Hughes, Jr.

Albert J. (AJ) Hughes, Jr., age 87, of Jonesboro, passed away, March 13, 2014 with his wife and oldest son by his side in Centre, Alabama. AJ was born May 6, 1926, in Boaz, Alabama to Albert and Myrtice Hughes. His father was a farmer/carpenter in Boaz, AL. AJ, a WWII veteran moved to Jonesboro, GA in 1958. He retired from Civil Service and was retired from Clayton Co. Board of Education, Maintenance Dept. He was an active member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church and was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife; Nell Watson Hughes; sons; Al Hughes, Steve (Kathy) Hughes and David (Amanda) Hughes, grandchildren; Megan DiGiovanni, Alison Beecher, Kristen Hughes, Molly Hughes, Callie Hughes, Nick Hughes and Natalie Hughes, great grandchildren; Josh DiGiovanni and Mia DiGiovanni. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, March 15, 2014 in the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Rev. Martin Jones will officiate. Interment will be at Camp Memorial Park in Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from 12-2 PM the day of the service at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge 770-210-2700.