Gerald Wayne Farmer
September 29, 1942 - January 08, 2017
Mr. Gerald” Wayne” Farmer, 74, of Barnesville, passed away Sunday, January 08, 2017, at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon. Mr. Farmer was born September 29, 1942, in Atlanta, son of the late Oscar Samuel and Mary Leila Cook. He was affectionately known by his family as “Butch”. Mr. Farmer was an active member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was a regular visitor of the sick and elderly. Mr. Farmer retired as an electronics engineer from Mac Dermitt Graphics, and was formerly employed by W.R. Grace. He was a member of the AA in Forsyth where he helped and counseled other members. Mr. Farmer was a caretaker for sick and old animals. He was retired from United States Navy. Mr. Farmer loved his family and cherished his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Joyce Farmer of Barnesville; daughters and son-in-law, Jodie and Jim Roquemore of Forsyth, and Mary Edith Routon of Barnesville; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Theresa Farmer of Oxford; eight grandchildren, Jacob Crawford, Kiley Smith, Justin Crawford, Noah Cole Farmer, Haylee Woodall, McCoy Routon, , Jared Roquemore, Creedence Roquemore; sister, Dorothy Anderson of Atlanta; He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Sandra Rhodes and Martha Farmer.
Memorial services will at 2:00 Thursday at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 9:00.
Services are being arranged and directed by Breedlove Memorial Chapel, Barnesville, GA. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.breedlovememorialchapel.com
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Antioch Baptist Church
2269 Yatesville- Barnesville Road
Yatesville, Georgia 31097
New Towaliga circuit district attorney Jonathan Adams was sworn in last week and enjoyed his first day on the job Monday.
Adams, who unseated Richard Milam in voting last year, has made no significant changes to the circuit’s prosecutorial staff and must hit the ground running with big cases coming up for trial here and in Butts and Monroe counties which round out the circuit.
Mark Daniel remains chief assistant district attorney for Lamar with a second ADA to be hired later this month to work the local office.
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James Edward Stewart, Sr., passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2016 on his 89th birthday. The family will meet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville, GA with the Rev. Frank Gibson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry St., Macon GA 31201.
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Forecasts and weather models can change considerably over the next 36 hours but, as of now, it appears Lamar County will get a light dusting of snow overnight Friday that will melt away by Saturday afernoon. So, if you are going to make a snowman, plan to do it early Saturday.
Lamar is under a winter storm watch Friday night and Saturday morning. Rain is expected to turn to snow late Friday with snow taking over about 2 a.m. Saturday. Current models call for just over one tenth of an inch here.
Temperatures will rise to 36 degrees Saturday afternoon so the snow will melt as the day goes on.
Again, the forecast could change. As much as 3.5 inches is expected in northeast Georgia, so any deviation could bring heavier snow amounts to our area.
A new year has dawned and countless behavioral change resolutions have been made. No doubt many of those will have been broken by the time you read this.
Humans are creatures of habit. Our good habits go largely unnoticed but our bad habits are always under the spotlight’s glare. We may not be able to see them but everyone around us can. Our egos often will not let us acknowledge our negative traits and, thus, we allow them to take over our lives.
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A new year brings new life and the search is still on to find Lamar’s first baby of the new year. If you or yours welcomes a new baby into this world within the first few days of 2017 and the parents live in Lamar County, call 770358-NEWS (6397) to share the word. And, congratulations!