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JONESBORO – Mr. William Bayard Grant, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), United States Army Reserve, age 93, of Jonesboro, Ga., passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Mr. Grant is survived by his wife of 73 years, Martha Turner Grant; daughter Dianne (Ron) Harris; two grandsons, Dustin (Amy) Harris and Brent Harris, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy and Ruth Grant, and brothers Reginald and Keith Grant. Bayard was born in Thomaston, Georgia, on June 1, 1922, and graduated from R.E. Lee Institute, Southern Technical Institute, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He retired from Delta Airlines in 1990 after 32 years of service as a maintenance engineer. He served on active duty with the United States Army during World War II as a quartermaster officer in the Philippines. Recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict, he served as a quartermaster officer in Italy. Following his active duty service, he served in the Army Reserve for many years. Bayard was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Atlanta, First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, and Blackshear Place Baptist Church of Oakwood, Georgia. The family wishes to acknowledge with profound gratitude the love and support provided over the last few years by Bayard and Martha's dear friends and relatives. He will be deeply missed by all. The Funeral Service to Honor the Life of William Bayard Grant will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Ga. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will take place at South View Cemetery in Thomaston, Ga., on July 28, 2015, at 4 p.m. following a graveside service. Condolences may be viewed or sent to www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com . Fletcher-Day Funeral Home, Thomaston, Georgia has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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BARNESVILLE - Mrs. Sharlene K. Sanders, 60, of Barnesville, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Macon Medical Center. Mrs. Sanders was born August 16, 1954 in Atlanta, daughter of the late Ralph L. and Eloise Ragan Farris. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mrs. Sanders was a Legal Secretary for Caldwell and Irvin Attorneys in Thomaston for 14 years. She loved gardening, animals, and reading. Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Lewis George Sanders of Barnesville; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Dustin Guy and Maria Sanders, two grandchildren, Evan Sanders and Mia Sanders all of Griffin; sister, Marcia Kinney of Griffin;; mother-in-law, Jean George Sanders of Griffin; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ellen and Bobby Joe Dutton of Griffin; brothers-in-law, Ray Sanders of Milner and Steve Sanders, of Griffin; aunt, Rose Gasses of Barnesville; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Linda Martin, Anita Rodriguez, and Susie Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Lewis Alvin Sanders. Funeral services for Mrs. Sharlene K. Sanders, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015 at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Morgan and Rev. Ryan Christopher officiating. Interment will be at Lamar Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. Services are being arranged and directed by Breedlove Memorial Chapel. Condolences may be expressed and memories shared in the guest book at www.breedlovememorialchapel.com
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THOMASTON -Mr. Billy Mack Phillips, Sr., 83, of Thomaston, died Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Golden Living Center. Funeral services for Mr. Phillips will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Thomaston with the Rev. Bill Barber officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in South View Cemetery. The family of Mr. Phillips will receive friends at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home on Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. Mr. Phillips was born in Glennville on April 1, 1932, a son of the late Joseph McCall Phillips and Lavonia Brannon Phillips. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech and earned degrees in Textile Engineering and Industrial Management. He was retired from B. F. Goodrich where he had been a production scheduler. Mr. Phillips was also a veteran of the Georgia Army National Guard. At his retirement after 31 years of service he held the rank of Brigadier General. Mr. Phillips was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thomaston and was a former member of the Glennville First United Methodist Church and the Druid Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta. He was also a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Thomaston Lions Club. Mr. Phillips had been a Boy Scout Master and was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award for his service to that organization. He had also served as a youth sports coach for several different sports. Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia N. Phillips; two sons, David (Judy) Phillips of Fletcher, N.C. and Charles (Cheryl) Phillips of Brooks; a daughter-in-law, Dianne Phillips of Monticello; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Mack Phillips, Jr. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com
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TEMPLE - Mr. Herman Long Teal, age 72, of Temple, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015. Mr. Teal was born on September 7, 1942 in Thomaston, Georgia, son of the late Joel Ezra Teal and the late Effie Mae Long Teal. He was a member of the Faithful Christian Baptist Church of Thomaston and was a retired truck driver for Cox Enterprises/Atlanta Journal. Mr. Teal enjoyed cooking pork barbecue using his own recipe and loved fishing and being with his family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Judy Mae Garrett Teal on June 11, 1990; sister, Miss Dorothy Teal; and four brothers, Rev. William "Bud" Teal, Mr. Ezra "Snook" Teal, Mr. Wilbur Terrell Teal and Mr. Joel Vay Teal. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Gore Teal of Temple to, whom he married May 24, 1992; son, Kenny A. Teal and his wife, Vickie Pilgrim Teal of Rockmart; step-daughter, Debbie Daniel of Aragon; sister, Van Thomas of The Rock, Ga.; three brothers, Johnny Teal of Yatesville, Ga., Gary Teal of Sylvania, Ga. and Lamar Teal of Thomaston; two grandchildren, Daniel A. Teal of Rockmart and Becca Marie Campbell of Carrollton also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Teal were held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Faithful Christian Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Norman officiating. A eulogy was given by his son, Rev. Kenny Teal. Interment services followed in the family lot of the church cemetery. Please visit www.freemanharrisfunerals.com to extend your personal condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral services for Mr. Herman Long Teal.
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THOMASTON - Mr. Thomas Dickson Adams, Jr., 71, of Thomaston, died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at his home. Mr. Adams was born at Emory Hospital on April 30, 1944, the eldest son of the late Thomas Dickson Adams Sr. and Richmond Atwater Adams. A native of Thomaston, Mr. Adams attended Connecticut's Avon Old Farms School and Mercer University and earned his degree from Georgia State University. Founder of Adams Realty, Tommy, in partnership with his wife, Martha, established Century 21 Adams-Harvey, which became one of the most successful real estate firms in the region. Adams was an enthusiastic supporter of the future of Thomaston and Upson County. He put his business acumen and experience to work for his community as a member and then chairman of the Thomaston-Upson Industrial Development Authority, service that ran from 1989 to 2000. During his tenure on the Authority, Adams played a leadership role in attracting new industry and new jobs to Upson County, including De Ster (now known as Dart Container), Quad/Graphics and Southern Power Company Plant Addison, and in the expansions of several existing industries. Adams was a past chair of the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce and the Flint River Technical College Board of Directors. He was a member of the board of directors of Thomaston Mills Inc. and C&S Bank. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Thomaston. Tommy loved the outdoors, especially spending time on the Flint River, and also was an avid skier, mountain climber and runner. He enjoyed and took great pride in the accomplishments of his wife, Martha, daughter, Lisa, and son-in-law, Joe, and reveled in being a grandfather to his twin grandsons, Joseph and Thomas. Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Martha Harvey Adams; his daughter, Lisa F. (Joe) Lombardo of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, James Atwater Adams of Thomaston; and two grandchildren, Thomas Harvey Lombardo and Joseph Michael Lombardo. Two nephews and a niece also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Cabell Adams. Memorial services for Mr. Adams were held Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Thomaston with Dr. Albert E. Simmons and the Rev. Hubert Harvey officiating and longtime friends Dr. Jim Elsey and Betsy Williams delivering the eulogy. Contributions in memory of Mr. Adams may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 403 Birdsong St., Thomaston, GA 30286. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com .
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