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Funeral Announcements: Feb. 23, 2013

Death notices and funeral announcements from Paulding and West Cobb funeral homes for Saturday, Feb. 23. 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.

Benson Funeral Home Inc.

Gladys R. Morris: Aug. 30, 1917 - Feb. 20, 2013. Funeral services for the Dallas resident will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. from the Benson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Voyles officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery with Michael Pope, Harlon Baxter, Deron McCoy, Justin Pitts, Josh Pope and Derrick Craton serving as pallbearers.

Paul William Widner: June 16, 1950 - Feb. 21, 2013. Funeral Services for the Dallas resident will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. from the Benson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Reno Olds officiating.

The family will be receiving friends Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 9 p.m.; and on Sunday until the time of service.

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.

Tiffaney Lynn Mathis: Aug. 23, 1981 - Feb. 22, 2013. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. from Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, with Brother Vermon Parmer and Brother Billy Bell officiating. The interment will follow in Peaceful Meadows Memorial Cemetery with David Pace, Scott McDowell, D.J. Morgan, Monty Day, Dan Smith, Mike Bell and Chris Bone serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home

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

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

Don Vernon Hitchcock Jr.: Aug. 24, 1937 - Feb. 21, 2013. Private services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Humane Society or Animal Rescue group.

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.

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