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OBITUARIES trr uneral services for Michael ess'j'k Thomas, 42, of He ansville, s J: h g Mr "Ja €ld Friday, March 19, 1999 "^irst Ba fist Church, Manches -I. Rc, . _ P v. JolutWah. Rev. Len Strozier officiat- a :hael TtL sststed by Rev. Joey Fennell. d ,-.v,tr"#al. was ill Myrtle Hill Cem " s/y m Hogansville with Joseph own ,˘ Jmas, III, Rand Thomas, a mem b __ Y Ar Har ty thomas, Dan Scoggins, ..,,,e McGouirk Calvin Wingo, d Mrs. I; arty lindsey serving as pall- a LaQd'ers-_ Mr. Thomas died March .l at ttosnice LaGran e s. KOO,  , g • ;on of tar. lhomas was born March 9, .;j7 in Hoansville, son of Partn ared s Beasl ClarkThomas and the late ^- I :ph Houston Thomas He was a pu,, 's ,. r,a  associate with AMED, Inc, a t,, ira. ,, b " • drs. An ,wide distributor of Snapper tpment. He was also the Music )Ctor for the First Baptist Grantv rch, Manchester for the past m on S daceda Michael Clark Thomas four years. He was a graduate of Hogansville High School, Gordon State College and Georgia State University. Survivors include his mother, Mildred Clark Thomas of Hogansville; his wife, NitaC. Tho- mas, also of Hogansville; two daughters, Sarah Lynn Thomas and Abigail Jo Thomas, both of Bar- nesville; one son, Gavin Michael Thomas of Barnesville; one step- son, Jeff Woody, of LaGrange; one step-grandson, Brent Woody, of LaGrange; one sister, Patricia Stevens of Van Dalia, Ohio; nieces Anne Stevens and Lauren Stevens, both of Van Dalia Ohio. Contributions in memory of Mr. Thomas may be made to First Baptist Church, Manchester Choir Fund. Cox Funeral Home of Manches- ter was in charge of arrangements. Calvin Eugene Williams services were held dvin Eugene Williams, 41, City, Texas Monday, 22, 1999 at Meriwether officiating. Mr. Wil- March 18 at Williams was born June 29, in Molena, a son of Betty Johnson and Cecil Lee ares, Sr. :urvivors include his mother, Rogers Johnson of Jackson; Lee Williams, Sr. of two daughters, Joni ', Texas and • s of Lawton, Okla- t; seven brothers, James Lee of Thomaston, Junior Williams of Warm Springs, Reid Williams of Barnesville, Dewey Williams of Griffin, Jeff Johnson of Jackson, and William Ralph Johnson of Jackson; seven sisters, Barbara Jean Coo of Griffin, Brenda Ann Thompson of North Zulch, Texas, Cathy Pauline Barfield of Manchester, Melissa Ann Williams of Hogansville, Ber- nice Williams of Charlotte, North Carolina, Denise Williams of Dal- las, Georgia, and Vera Ann Lewis of Mobile, Alabama; two grand- children, Zachary William Akers of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Tasmine Celestine Lara of Sweetwater, Texas. Cox Funeral Home of Manches- ter was in charge of arrangements. . al ,e˘ ).N fie; dd h0 at Fd Mrs. Linda 4rs. Linda Caldwell Toney, 55, 3ogansville, died Thursday, 'ch 18, 1999 at Peachtree Re- !al Hospital in Newnan. uneral services were conducted P.m. Saturday, March 20 in the pel of the Claude A. McKibben Sons Funeral Home in ;ansville. The Rev. Rick tcan officiated and interment in Myrtle.Hill Cemetery in :ansviile. C. Toney Caldwell. She lived in LaGrange before making her home in Hogansville fourteen years ago and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Newnan. Survivors include her husband, Brady A. Toney of Hogansville; three sons, Milton Toney and Danny Burke, both of Hogansviile and Andy Burke of LaGrange; three stepsons, Donald Alvin Toney and Karl Toney, both of Hogansville Frank M. Frank M. Kennedy, 64, of LaGrange, died Thursday, March 18, 1999 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Decatur. The funeral service was con- ducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 21 in the Chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Scotty Fowler officiated and interment was in Restlawn Memory Gardens in LaGrange, with full military honors. Mr. Kennedy was born April 18, 1934 in LaGrange, son of the late Frank and Sara Morris Kennedy. He retired as Command Sergeant Major from the U.S. Army after 29 years of service and was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. He returned to LaGrange in 1980, attended Springhill Baptist Church in Troup Kennedy County, and was a retired Baptist minister, having served Springhill Baptist Church and Bethel Chapel Baptist Church in LaGrange. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrna Bonnell Kennedy of LaGrange; four daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Steven McLean of Ione, Calif., Cynthia and Kerry Bowen, Dorraine and Edwin Stanley, and Jeanine and Scott Atkins, all of LaGra'nge; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kevin Johnson of Calif. and Ted and Jackie Kennedy of LaGrange; two sisters, Mrs. Jo Tankersley of LaGrange and Mrs. Jackie Alex- ander of Vidalia; and thirteen grandchildren. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. The Story Of The Easter Egg Of the Easter customs, one of the most symbolic and beautiful is the practice of preparing, giving and eating eggs. While it is a great deal of fun to boil and color the eggs and give them to our friends, the greatest joy comes in under- standing the real meaning of the Easter egg. The idea of the egg as a symbol goes back to the ancientEgyptians and Persians who had the custom of coloring and eating eggs during the spring festivals. One of the earliest known uses of the egg in religion was in connection with the sun god Ra, The idea was that the earth was represented by the shell, the heavens were represented by the whites, and the yellow was Ra himself. The early Christian Church quickly took over the egg as a symbol in the Christian faith. It represented so plainly the resur- rection. The shell is the sealed tomb, having the dormant life of tile Lord Jesus within it. It was to be broken wida the glad cry, "He is risen". And others would break their eggs and cry out, "He is risen, indeed! " Red was the fh'st color used in coloring eggs. This represented the blood of Jesus, shed for the bring- ing of new life to mankind. Light colors, such as ivory, white, or tan represent the fine 'allbearers were Bill and Michael Toney of LaGrange; linens in which Christ's body was. • horter, Birdis Williamson, two brothers, Galin Caldwell of wrapped. ner Barnes, Kenny Anderson, LaGrange and Edward Caidwell pickleslvard Dunn, and Rance Henson. of Fairburn; eight grandchildren; Green represents the fresh veg- aer forlqrs. Toney was born Septem- etation of springtime--the awak- ten s H07, 1943 in Brunswick, daugh- and two great-grandchildren. The Claude A. McKibben and ening of the word from the deep ]d Supltthe late Amen George Cald- Sons Funeral Home ofHogansville slumber of winter. was in charge of arrangements, blue of the skies--the peace and joy i and the late Dorothy Benefield Blue represents the heavenly Eugene Hartman of tbe 00aste.pring sea00on. cUgene Hartman, 83, of Masonic Lodge. He was a member land Baansville, died Monday, March of the Order of the Eastern Star, ):30 a. 1999 at Hutcheson Medical and was a past Worthy Patron and .d for lter in Ft. Oglethorpe. a past District Grand Deputy• Sunday School is at 10 a.m. At he funeral service was con- SurVivors include two sons and the 11 o'clock worship service Rev. Prescott took his text from 1st Kings 17:18-22. We had five visi- tors. Evening service is at 7 p.m. His message was taken from St. Jo 21:12-13. We had one visitor. Wednesday night prayer service is at 7 p.m. Continue to be much in prayer for all sick, shut-ins, elderly, the sin sick and those whose loved ones have passed away. [ J III BIRTHDAYS ednesday, March )el of the Claude A. and Sons Funeral Home Dr. Jimmy Brown crated and interment was in rtle Hill Cemetery in ansville. rs were Gerald Jr., Gary McDougald, Danny Arrington, am T. Watson, and John ton, Jr. Hartman was born April m Shawmutt, Alabama, late Andrew and Sadie An Army veteran of II, he had lived in ille most of his life, was Uniroyal, Inc., and a member of the Hogansville Mrs. Lurlene Storey Pitts, 87, of mgh, formerly of /,March at Starcrest Convalescent m McDonough. fUneral service was con- 11 a.m. Saturday, March of the Claude A. Sons Funeral Home Dr. Jimmy Brown and interment was in the Church Cemetery Mount Community wether County. Fielder Glass, j , Ben Stewart, Doug ohn Stewart, and Tim was born January 28, m Meriwether County, AND ANNIVERSARIES daughters-in-law, Alan and Naomi Hartman of Trenton and Jerry and Sandra Hartman of Winder; four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Lou Todd of Hogansville, Mrs. Josephine Vines of Griffin, Mrs. Dorothy Cambron of Cedartown, and Mrs. Betty Jean Hollis of Lithia Springs; four broth- ers, James Hartman of Grantville, Kenneth Hartman of Greenville, Ala., Nelson Hartman of Fortson, and Ted Hartman of Columbus; four grandchildren, Mrs. Kayleen McDougald, Keith Hartman, Victor Hartman, and Gerald Hartman, Jr.; and seven great- grandchildren. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. Storey Pitts daughter of the late Warner and Ophelia Godfrey Rowe. She lived in Hogansville most of her life, was retired from Uniroyal, Inc., and was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Hogansviile. She had lived in McDonough for the past eight years. Survivors include one son, S.W. (Sonny) Storey of McDonough; five sisters, Mrs. Connie Barton, Mrs. Agnes Reynolds, Mrs. Janie Tatum, and Mrs. Virginia Brock, all of Hogansville, and Mrs. Mar- garet Stowe of Oxford; four grand- children; and six great-grandchil- dren. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. MARCH 25 May Lee Thompson, Myron Strickland, Taylor Clay, Thelma Trussell, Winnifred Green, Wesley Able, Mr. arid Mrs. Francis Driessens, anniversary. MARCH 26 " Helen Drake, Jack Dollar, Lewis Phillips', Mary Ann Calhoun, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sherman, Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Hubbard. MARCH 27 Bob Carden, Hancel Mason, Hannah Thomas, Josh Coggin, Lillie Mac Gaddy, Robert With- ers, Mr. and Mrs. Rance Spray- berry, anniversary. MARCH 28 Juliet Stroud. MARCH 29 Eric Killinger, Jessica M. Hatcher, Joel Keith, Pete Philpot, Joshua Smith, Mr. and Mrs. James Seymour, anniversary. MARCH 30 Edward Friend, Jr. MARCH 31 Connie Conway, Keith Saucier, Mark Stroud, Paul Phillips, Sheryi Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Tucker. Yellow represents the starlight of that first Easter morn, which the -women came early to the tomb, showing their devotion by bring- ing spices with which to anoint his body. Purple represents the passion of the Crucified Christ." Multi-colored eggs represent the time when Jesus gave up his spirit• The many colors of the Easter eggs together tell u s of all the beau- tiful hues of springtime that join together to rejoice that Christ is risen. Breaking the eggs means that Christ has broken the bonds of the tomb, conquering death and giv- ing life to all who believe in Him. Eating the eggs represents our sharing in His life, and the break- ing of the fast that is kept during Lent. 71utrsday, March 25, 1999 - - Hogansville Herald - - A-3 Stamp Show In Duluth On Saturday and Sunday, April ' 10-I 1,the Button-Gwinnelt Stamp Club will host B UTFPEX '99. This is a major statnp show for collec- tors produced by the Stamp Deal- ers Association of Georgia. The event will be hekl at the Gwmnett Civic and Cultural Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, D.uluth, GA (I-85, Exit 42A). Show hours are I0 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and I0 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free and ample parking is avail- able. Free statnp newspapers will be available• Hourly door prize drawings will be hckl with a grand prize drawing for $100 in nler- chandise gjlt certificates at 3 p.m. Sunday. ... Look At This Cavs Golf Record Monday, Callaway High',.; Chris Murrell set a school record with a score of 38. The 4 team contest was at the Fields Golf Course. Come Joln Usl We offer: • New & Used Homes for sale • Homes for rent • Newly developed lots for rent We pride ourselves in being a family oriented community. We are located in the quiet, small town of Hogansviile and am just one mile from I-8;5. 706-637-8130 COME TO WORK FOR US AS A CARTER EMPLOYEE A LEADING MANUFACTURER OF CHILDREN'S CLOTHES ® 7 INDUSTRIAL RD. HOGANSVILLE, GA Jobs Available For Pickers, Packer, Stickerers No Experience Necessary First Shirt 7:30 a.m.. 4:00 p.m. (Monday thru Friday) Third Shift 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. (Sunday Night thru Thursday Night) Includes Shift Premium .s e Carter Employee you will have an opportunity for excellent earnirgs through our incentive pay plan and a competitive benefit package. Apply Mondays thru Thursdays 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The William Carter Company 67 Industrial Road Hogansville, GA EEOIAA PUBLIC HEARING The following represents the Monthly Zoning Agenda of requests to be considered by the Troup County Board of Zoning Appeals & Planning Commission (BOZAPC) meeting on April 8, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. and the Troup County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meetipg on April 20 at 9:00 a.m., located at 730 First Avenue, Wesr Point, GA City Hall. All written and oral comments are invited concerning this matter. For more information call (706) 883-1650. Appellants Name & Board & • IB:I.Y_LII Reauest Hearina Date 1. Irene Johnson Replacement of mobile home on BOZAPC 549 Jan'ell Hogg Rd, 1.92 acres fronting on Jarrell Hogg Rd. April 8, 1999 West Point, GA 31833 10:00 a.m. 2. Chris Cofield Re#ace of mobile home on 5.78 acres BOZAPC 822 S. Thompson Rd. fronting on South Thompson Rd. April 8, 1999 Pine Mountain, GA 31822 10:00 a.m. 3. Martha Johnson Placement of mobile home on 25 acres BOZAPC Salem Rd. fronting on Salem Rd. April 8, 1999 , LaGrange, GA 30240 ' 10:00 am. 4. Russell Reid Placement of mobile home on 50 BOZAPC Mountville-Hogansville Rd. acres fronting on Mountville- April 8, 1999 LaGrange, GA 30241 Hogansville Rd 10:00 a.m 5. Joey McConnell Placement of mobile home on tract BOZAPC Corinth Rd. fronting on Corinth Rd. April 8, 1999 Hogansville, GA 30230 10:00 a.m 6. Kenneth Ringer Placement of mobile home on 1 acre BOZAPC Mt. Zion Church Rd. fronting on Mt Zion Church Rd April 8, 1999 LaGrange, GA 30240 10:00 a.m. 7. Judy McCord Placement of mobile home on 1 acre BOZAPC Hogg Mountain Rd. fronting on Hogg Mountain Rd. April 8, 1999 LaGrenge, GA 30240 near Heard Rd. 10:00 a.m. 8. Kenneth Parker Placement of mobile home on 5.07 BOZAPC Robert Taylor Rd. acres fronting on Robert Taylor Rd April 8, 1999 LaGrange, GA 30240 10:00 a.m. g. Fred Alverson Placement of mobile home on tract BOZAPC New Airport Rd. fronting on New Airport and Forrest Ave. April 8, 1999 LaGrange, GA 30241 10:00 am. 10. Rae Roberson Placement of mobile home on BOZAPC Hamilton Rd. 3.95 acres fronting on Hamilton Rd. April 8, 1999 LaGrange, GA 30241 near Finney Rd 10:00 a.m. 11. Amy Washington Placement of mobile home on BOZAPC Hines Rd. 2 acres fronting on Hines Rd. April B, 1999 LaGrenge, GA 30241 10:00 a.m 12. Scott'& Kim Codey Placement of mobile home on 1 acre BOZAPC West Point Rd. fronting on West Point Rd. near April 8, 1999 LaGrange, GA 30240 Hamilton Dr. 10:00 a.m 13. Gloria Jackson Placement of mobile home on 2.66 BOZAPC Old Chiplay Rd. acres fronting on Old Chipley Rd. April 8, 1999 Pine Mountain, GA 31822 10:00 a.m. 14. David L. Duggen Home occupation to operate a BOZAPC 106 McKinley Cir. photography business at April 8, 1999 LaGrange, Ca.&. 30240 106 McKinley Cir. 10:00 a.m. 15. Jane Moat Home occupation to operate a BOZAPC 2001 Sterling Ct. consulting business at 2001 Sterling Ct. April 8, 1999 LaGrange, GA 30240 10:00 a.m. 16• John & Barbara Nelson To operate a daycare center on BOZAPC & Elizabeth Norton 1 acre fronting at 811 Hammett Rd. April 8, 1999 811 Hammett Rd. 10:00 a.m, LaGrange, GA 30241 17. Shannon Brazil To operate a daycare center on BOZAPC 4060 Young's Mill Rd. 1 acre fronting on Young's Mill Rd. April 8, 1999 Hogansville, GA 30230 north of Mobley Bridge Rd. 10:00 am. 18• Powertel, Inc. To construct a 250' cellular tower BOZAPC New Franklin Rd. on New Franklin Rd near April 8, 1999 LaGrange, GA 30240 Hillcrest Rd 10:00 a.m nONINGS 1, Clifford & Virginia Barrintine Applicant wishes to rezone from BOZAPC t 96 Pine Cir. R 100 to C-100 for future development April 8, 1999 LaGrange, GA 30241 fronting on Pine Cir. 10:00 a.m. and BOC April 20, 1999 9:000 a.m. West Point, GA Burnt Village, Inc. Applicant wishes to rezone 15 acres BOZAPC 1133 County Rd. 294 from L-100 to R500 (Travel Trailer Park) April 8, 1999 Lanett, AL 36863 fronting off State Line Rd 10:00 a.m. and April 20, 1999 9:00 a.m. West Point, GA Georgia Law requires that all parties who have made campaign Contributions to any member of the Troup County Board of Commissionerl in excess of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) within two (2) years immediately preceding the filing of any of the following rezoning requests, and who desire to appear at the public hearing in opposition to rezoning application shall, at least five (§) days prior to the public heanng file a campaign contribution report with the Troup County Building€Zoning & Planning DepartmanL 2