Funeral Announcements: Feb. 21, 2013

Death notices and funeral announcements from Paulding and West Cobb funeral homes for Thursday, Feb. 21. Click on the names of the deceased to be taken to their full obituaries posted on the funeral homes' websites.

Bellamy Funeral Homes

Gladys Lorene Rakestraw Edwards: The 95-year-old died Feb. 16, 2013, at the Penobscot Nursing Home, Penobscot, Maine.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Bellamy Funeral Home Powder Springs. Chapel service will be 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.
Burial will be at Bullard Cemetery.

Muriel Rainey: The 71-year-old from Powder Springs died Feb. 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bellamy Funeral Home Hiram Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Bellamy officiating. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

Benson Funeral Home Inc.

No new announcements

Clark Funeral Home

Gerald Winston Blount: Oct. 26, 1926 - Feb. 18, 2013. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. from the West Metro Church of Christ, with Minister Loran Crowe and Assistant Minister Kevin Billips officiating.

Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home

Diarra Nicole Chappell: Jan. 3, 2012 – Feb. 15, 2013. Funeral services for Diarra will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Cole officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, Feb. 21, from 10:30 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Franklin Dee Swafford Sr.: Nov. 22, 1945 – Feb. 17, 2013. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Full Life Gospel Ministries, 102 Saber Parkway, Villa Rica, with Pastor Johnny Hightower officiating.

West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory

Lawrence Darwin Freeman: April 10, 1943 - Feb. 15, 2013. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Roseland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy Willard officiating. Interment will follow at Taylor Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery in Jackson Springs, N.C.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst, N.C.

Donald Wayne Hagemann: Oct. 9, 1933 - Jan. 18, 2013. Memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at Northstar Church.

Trent Alexander Madison: Nov. 4, 1990 - Feb. 16, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at West Ridge Church in Dallas, with Shane Williamson, Justin Walker and Scotti Madison officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. A reception will he held immediately after the service.

Gary Atom Smathers: April 26, 1948 - Feb. 19, 2013. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Stroke Association at www.stroke.org.


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