Died Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Robert Arnold Stanfield, 80, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital just 19 days away from his 81st Birthday. Born in Barnesville to Michael Arnold and Addie (Mae Goodson) Stanfield, he lived most of his life in North Atlanta.
Known as “Bob” or “Bobby” to his close friends and family, he was a passionate man who enjoyed being a hairstylist at his beauty shop where he worked for over 50 years as the Owner of Robert’s Hairstyling in Buckhead. In his spare time he enjoyed landscaping, gardening, and mostly fishing.
Robert was extremely loving and proud of all his grandchildren — Tim, Alex, Sydney, Caitlyn, Shelley, Kelly and Andy. He is also survived by his two sisters Francis West, of Atlanta, Dorothy Crowder of Griffin; and his best friend, Collette Conroy also of Griffin who has been by his side caring for him since the passing of this beloved wife of 52 years, Elinor; his two sons Kevin Stanfield (Kathy Minter), and Bert (wife Teresa) Stanfield and his daughter Anna Stanfield all of Cumming.
Robert entered the Navy in August 1950 after graduating from Spalding High School in Griffin. He served on the USS Dixie (AD-14) for two years and the USS Stickell (DD-888)for another two years during the Korean conflict. He then came to Atlanta–Buckhead, in 1954. He also attended Oglethorpe University for short time before attending cosmetology school in order to become licensed to be a hairdresser.
He was a member of the “Pop Concert” group where he met his future bride Elinor Irene Woodham. They were married in November of 1955. Together they owned and operated the beauty salon.
He was an avid fisherman and back in the early 60’s after he and Elinor visited Cypress Gardens in Florida, decided that he’d have a go with “Kite Flying”. He was known briefly as “Kiteman on Lake Lanier”. Elinor would drive the ski boat and tow him on skis until he got fast enough to actually fly up in the air.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at H. M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel. Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to the National Kidney Foundation.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel in Brookhaven. Graveside services to be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville at 2:30 p.m.
Mrs. Irene C. Murray
Nov. 9, 1937—March 9, 2013
Mrs. Irene Newton Caldwell Murray, age 75 of Griffin, departed this earthly life and entered into rest on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Brightmoor Hospice.
Mrs. Murray was born in Locust Grove, Georgia on November 9, 1937 to Rebecca Gordon Newton and the late Howard Newton, also preceded her in death, sister, Betty Newton White, brothers, Jimmy Newton, Eugene Newton; brother-in-law, Howard Duffie; sister-in-law, Mildred Newton. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Shoal Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Murray was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She worked for Dundee Mill until her health failed her. She was married to the late Edward Caldwell. To this union, two children were born. Later on she found true love again and married the late W.D. Murray. Mrs. Murray will be dearly missed by all that knew her.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, son, Charles Edward Caldwell; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Charles Williams; grandchildren, Antwan and his wife Brandy Caldwell, Charles Williams, Jr., Candace Williams; great grandsons, Ayden Jacob Caldwell, Mekhi Williams; step children and spouses, Victor and Carleen Murray, Pamela and Michael Austin, David and Glenda Murray, Derrick Murray; several step grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas George White, James (Buck) and Deborah Newton, Otis and Linda Newton, Darrell and Barbara Newton, Marvin and Mary Newton, Kenneth and Alice Newton, Kelvin and Sandra Newton, sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby Kate (Peggy) and Robert Blackmon, Virginia Richardson, Barbie Duffie, Brenda and Richard Allen, Shirley and Vincent Campbell, Sylvia and Steve Williams; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carrie Mae and LeRoy Pine; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harry and Shirley Murray; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Willie Marshall Davis and many, many friends.
Visitation for Mrs. Irene C. Murray will be on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:00pm at Shoal Creek Baptist Church, 99 Locust Grove-Griffin Rd., Locust Grove, GA 30248. Pastor Michael Price will officiate. Interment will follow in Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com
SFlbMr. Everett Jonas Cain Jr., 85 of Brooks, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at his residence. Funeral will be March 14, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home. The Rev. Danny L. Henderson will officiate. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. Heritage Funeral Home 1512 Williamson Rd. Griffin, GA 30224 is in charge of arrangements. www.heritagefhgriffin.com
Mr. Nathaniel Clark, age 64 of Griffin, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Visitation for Mr. Nathaniel Clark will be on Thursday, March 14, 2013from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:00am at Rock Creek Baptist Church in 2051 S. Hwy 41, Flovilla, GA. Reverend J.H. Miller will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com
Mrs. Mary Ruth Hanson, 74 of Brooks, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Fayette Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Brooks United Methodist Church with viewingat the church one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Steve Schofield and the Rev. Sheila Crowe will officiate.Interment will follow in Brooks Memory Gardens. 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.
Mr. Louis Romano Jr., 71, of Hampton, died Friday, March 8, 2013 at Henry Medical Center. A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Haisten McCullough Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Butler will officiate. Friends may visit the family following 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.
Funeral services for Ms. Vickey M. Johnson will be Friday, March 15, 2013 at noon at Eighth Street Baptist Church, 408 Palace St., Griffin. Interments will be in Griffin Memorial Gardens. The cortege will assemble at 1311 S. Lee St. at 11:15 a.m. Miller’s Family Mortuary, 332 E. Chappell St., Griffin. 770-228-4077.
Robert Wayne Piersall, 51, of Indianapolis, died March 9, 2013. A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Westwood Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Haisten-McCullough Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ghherrmann.com. Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, is in charge of the local arrangements.