Deaths & Funerals


Estelle Wisdom, 98, died Friday. Memorial service, 2 p.m. May 11, Lenbrook Square. Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain.


Betty Sue Waldon Bradley, 75, of Carrollton died Thursday. Funeral, 4 p.m. Sunday, Carrollton United Pentecostal Church. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel.

Evelyn C. Denney, 93, of Carrollton died Thursday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Sunday, Carrollton First United Methodist Church. Almon Funeral Home.


Mary Garnett Parsley, 92, of Jonesboro died Sunday. Funeral, 2 p.m. today, First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home.

Linda Williams, 69, of Conley died Thursday. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park.


Ottis E. Cheatham, 83, of Marietta died Thursday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church Smyrna, Smyrna. West Cobb Funeral Home.


C.V. "Shorty" Hendrix, 85, of Grantville died Thursday. Funeral, 2 p.m. today, Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville.

Reuben Porras, 61, of Newnan died Wednesday. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. McKoon Funeral Home.

Debra Kay Thompson, 57, of Newnan died Tuesday. Funeral, 2 p.m. today, Higgins Hillcrest Chapel.

John Charles Tracy, 73, of Senoia died Wednesday. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sharpsburg Baptist Church, Sharpsburg. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Brenda Sue Walker, 69, of Grantville died Wednesday. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. today, Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan.


Claude B. Harrison, 91, of Tucker died Tuesday. Funeral, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Lawrenceville.


Phillip Higginbotham, 58, of Fayetteville died Monday. Funeral, 11 a.m. today, Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home.


Mary Lynn Bickers, 70, of Cumming died Friday. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. McDonald & Son Funeral Home.


Robin Rhoda Darensbourg, 63, of Roswell died Monday. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. today, St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church. Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Wilma C. Kerr, 73, of Roswell died Wednesday. Funeral, noon Monday, Colonial Funeral Home, Weber City, Va. H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill, Atlanta.

Sondra Renee Wood, 36, of Alpharetta died Friday. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Sunday, McDonald & Son Funeral Home, Cumming.


Chia Jen Liu Chyan, 56, of Duluth died Thursday. Funeral, 11 a.m. May 11, North Atlanta Chinese Christian Church, Alpharetta. Byars Funeral Home, Cumming.


Alessandro "Al" Alessandri, 91, of McDonough died Wednesday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Sunday, Haisten Funeral Home.

Gale E. Barber, 75, of McDonough died Thursday. Funeral, 11 a.m. Monday, Glen Haven Baptist Church. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors.


Jessie King, 67, of Rockmart died Thursday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home, Dallas.

Danny Rakestraw, 77, of Dallas died Thursday. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Sunday, Clark Funeral Home, Hiram.


Robbie Lee Cole, 92, of Dalton died Thursday. Funeral, 2:30 p.m. today, Ponders Funeral Home.

Walter Dale Crocker, 81, of Cedartown died Friday. Funeral, 3 p.m. Sunday, Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

Wade Hampton Jackson, 67, of Winder died Thursday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Sunday, Smith Funeral Home.

Ethel Lee Arnold Lord, 88, of Watkinsville died Thursday. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Sunday, Greenlawn Cemetery, Union Point. McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro.

Lunnie Mae Pickett, 93, of Hartwell died Thursday. Funeral, 11 a.m. Monday, Strickland Funeral Home.

Charles Stone Ware Sr., 80, of Albany, formerly of Atlanta, died Friday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Monday, Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home.