Sept. 16, 1931—Feb. 14, 2013
Mr. Daniel Boone Melton, 81, of Griffin, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. Melton was born Sept. 16, 1931 to the late Perry and Mae Sawyer Melton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Melton; son, Robin C. Melton and several brothers and sisters.
Mr. Melton was an outstanding man, a wonderful husband, a great father and an amazing grandfather. He was exceptionally smart and worked for FEMA as head man for 20-plus years helping other people. He retired in 1995 and spent the remainder of his time with his grandchildren that he loved dearly. He has taught everyone so much. He was well-respected, a very great, wonderful man with a loving heart that could fix anything that was broken.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Lilly A. and Carl Gober, Sr. of Forest Park; grandchildren, Sarah Melton, Carl Gober, Jr. and James Gober; great-grandchildren, Michael, Antuanna, Marcella, Halie, Amber and Nathan; and niece, Lynn Swann.
Memorial services for Mr. Daniel Boone Melton will be held Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Haisten McCullough Funeral Home. The Rev. Franklin Gibson will officiate. Friends may visit the family one hour prior to the service.
To pay condolences online to the family, please do so at www.haistenmccullough.com.
The Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Rd. is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Nellie A. Parrish
Died Jan. 23, 1013
Las Vegas resident
Mrs. Nellie A. Parrish, 87, of Las Vegas, formerly of Griffin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 in Las Vegas.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William T. Parrish, and her son, Michael A. Parrish.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children, son Robert Parrish and family, daughter Debra Parrish and family, son Anthony Parrish and family, daughter Valerie Califf and family; and sister, Sally Hollaway.
A memorial and graveside service will be conducted for Mrs. Parrish on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Gotha, Fla. Woodlawn Memorial Park and Cemetery, Gotha, Fla. are in charge of arrangements.
Robert Harold Coker Jr.
Died Feb. 14, 2013
Robert Harold Coker Jr., 73, of Murrayville, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.
Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Northlake Baptist Church with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Danny Jones and the Rev. Tony Smith will officiate. The family will receive guests at their home in Murrayville on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 from 1–5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Visitation will be held from 2–4 p.m. in the Cash Foyer of Northlake Baptist Church.
Mr. Coker was born Dec. 13, 1939 in Experiment to the late Robert Harold Coker Sr. and Onabelle Brown Coker. He served in the Air Force and was retired from Georgia Power. Robert was a charter member of Northlake Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was a Gideon. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James R. Coker.
Mr. Coker is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lana Echols Coker of Murrayville, daughter and son-in-law, Alison and Robert Yancey of Sandy Springs, son and daughter-in-law, Robert H. Coker, III and Sheri Rea Coker, of Little Rock, Ark.; grandsons, Coker Cresap Yancey and George L. Taber V; granddaughter, Kiplin Rea Taber; sister, Nancy Carolyn Coker of Smyrna,; and brother, David Thomas Coker of Red Oak.
If you would like to make a donation in his memory, please consider The Northlake Baptist Church Building Fund, 4823 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506 or Gideons International, P. O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-0800.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.
Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Mrs. Mary Grace Wilson
July 2, 2013—Feb. 15, 2013
Mrs. Mary Grace Wilson, 101, of Griffin, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at The Woods Assisted Living Facility in Griffin.
She was born in Thomaston on July 2, 1911 to the late Walter David Vining and Grace Reeves Vining. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Robert, Albert and Harrison Vining. She spent her childhood in Thomaston and Meansville. After graduating from high school, she attended Business College of Georgia in Macon for two years. Upon completion of Business College, she worked for City Diary in Thomaston as a bookkeeper. Here, she met and married William Edward (Ed) Wilson.
Mrs. Wilson was member of First Baptist Church of Griffin, where she played the piano for the Men’s Bible Class for many years and was a member of the Wisteria Garden Club. She loved playing bridge and the piano and was loved for her sweet, kind nature.
She is survived by her three children, Patricia Scroggins and her husband Bob of Griffin; Richard Wilson and his wife Anne of Columbus, and Ginny Wall and her husband Tuck of Macon; sisters, Pauline Stell of Fayetteville and Virginia Elliott of Newnan; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank The Woods for the unending devotion and loving kindness of allthe staff to our Mother. A word of gratitude goes to Eternal Hope Hospice for all the love and care given by them as well.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Grace Wilson will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home. Dr. Bill Hardy and Dr. Bruce Morgan will officiate. Interment will follow in Fincher Memorial Cemetery in Meansville. Friends may visit the family Sunday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Salvation Army of Griffin at 725 Meriwether Street, Griffin, GA 30224 or to First Baptist Church Debt Retirement at 106 W. Taylor Street, Griffin in memory of Mrs. Grace Wilson.
Heritage Funeral Home 1512 Williamson Rd. Griffin, GA 30224 is in charge of arrangements. www.heritagefhgriffin.com
Mrs. Nell Crawford, 98, formerly of Griffin, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 due to a massive stroke suffered at Grandview Health Care Center in Jasper, GA, where she had been a resident for the last two years due to a broken hip. Visitation for Mrs. Crawford will be on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 11:00am until 12:00pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 12:30pm at Griffin Memorial Gardens. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, Georgia is in charge of the arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com
Mrs. Jewell Yarbrough Pitts, 86, of Griffin, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at Brightmoor Hospice. Funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Union Baptist Church. Pastor Tim Conort will officiate. Interment will be private in Moody Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Union Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Mrs. Jewell Pitts. Heritage Funeral Home 1512 Williamson Rd. Griffin, GA 30224 is in charge of arrangements. www.heritagefhgriffin.com
Mr. Pleamon Battle Jr. died Feb. 15, 2013. Watkins Funeral Home-Griffin Chapel, Inc., 426 Melrose Ave., Griffin. 770-229-0803. www.watkinsfuneralhomeinc.com.
Funeral services for Pf. Bobby Byars will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Williamson. Interment will follow in the Veterans Section of Oak Hill Cemetery. Heritage Funeral Home, 1512 Williamson Road, Griffin, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.heritagefhgriffin.com.
Tony Lamar Clark, 72, of Barnesville, died Thursday, Feb.14, 2013 in a Thomaston healthcare facility. Funeral will be Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Williams Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of arrangements. 770-358-1678, www.williamsfh.net.