Deaths & Funerals


Kathy Blacketer, 56, died July 25. No service is planned. Georgia Funeral Care, Acworth.

Robert "Bob" White Kitting, 88, of Huntingdon, Pa., formerly of Atlanta, died Monday. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Allensville Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflin County, Pa. John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon, Pa.

Gary Slaton, 66, died July 26. Funeral, 1 p.m. Friday, Brown Avenue Baptist Church. Goolsby Mortuary.

Charles Hilton Stephens Jr., 88, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Atlanta, died Sunday. Graveside service, 10 a.m. today, Brooks Memorial Park Cemetery. Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Lone Oak.


Janice Goodin, 93, of Carrollton died Tuesday. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Monday, Georgia National Cemetery, Canton. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel.

Coleman Waldrep, 76, of Carrollton died Tuesday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Friday, Almon Funeral Home.


Henry E. Daniel, 66, of Acworth died Monday. Funeral, 12:30 p.m. today, Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton.

James Wilburn Johnson Sr., 86, of Monticello, Ky., formerly of Canton, died Wednesday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Saturday, Darby Funeral Home, Canton.

Jan Terese Katz, 55, of Woodstock died Saturday. Memorial service, 6 p.m. today, Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill, Marietta.

Gladys Beryl Staley, 92, of Woodstock died Monday. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Aug. 11, East Cobb Presbyterian Church, Marietta. SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society, Marietta.


Jaime A. Roman, 70, of Decatur died Monday. Funeral, 10 a.m. today, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Atlanta. Floral Hills Funeral Home, Tucker.


Tony Dennis Martin, 58, of Douglasville died Tuesday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Saturday, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Powder Springs. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home.

Lucille Whitley, 91, Douglasville died Monday. Funeral, 11 a.m. Saturday, Beulah Church of Christ. West Georgia Crematory, Austell.

Walter Houston Williams, 75, of Douglasville died July 20. A private service will be held. West Georgia Crematory, Austell.


Thelma Hartley Lovell, 82, of Cumming died Tuesday. Graveside service, noon Monday, Branchville Cemetery, Leeds, Ala. Byars Funeral Home.

Helen Joyce Samples, 85, of Cumming died Tuesday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Saturday, Ingram Funeral Home.


Charles Wendell Thagard, 74, of Roswell died Wednesday. A private service will be held. SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society, Alpharetta.


Howard S. Brown, 80, of Norcross died Saturday. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Sept. 7, H.M. Patterson & Son, Arlington Chapel, Sandy Springs.

Carol Woods Grant, 58, of Buford died Monday. Funeral, 4 p.m. Saturday, Open Door Baptist Church, Flowery Branch. Flanigan Funeral Home.

Darinel Martinez, 25, of Duluth died Sunday. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Friday, Bill Head Funeral Home.


Eston D. Chapman, 78, of Gainesville died Monday. Funeral, 2 p.m. today, Memorial Park Funeral Home.

John Thomas Sewell, 85, of Gainesville died Tuesday. Funeral, 11 a.m. Monday, Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Rebecca Lithgow Taylor, 61, of Murrayville died Tuesday. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Aug. 10, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Dahlonega. Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville.


Anthony Lee Chartrand, 29, of Jonesboro died July 20. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Waco Baptist Church Cemetery, Waco. Horis A. Ward, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge.


Emily "Pat" Steele, 85, of Conyers died Tuesday. Funeral, 11 a.m. Friday, Henry Funeral Home, Lithonia.


Claude Reeves "Shine" Bryant, 89, of Monticello died Wednesday. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Monticello Presbyterian Church. Jordan Funeral Home.

Cecil "Chief" Cross, 67, of Ellijay died July 26. Memorial service, 6:30 p.m. today, Logan Funeral Home & Chapel.

Taylor J. Richard, 75, of Jackson died Saturday. Funeral, 11 a.m. Friday, Lewis Sims & Son Funeral Home.

John Emory Smallwood, 78, of Jackson died Tuesday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Friday, Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park.

Kurley R. Wages, 76, of Hoschton died Monday. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens, Lawrenceville. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Lawrenceville.

Thomas "Tommy" Wright, 77, of Rockmart died Monday. Funeral, 2 p.m. today, Freeman Harris Funeral Home.