Mrs. Judy Marie Arnold Christopher, age 64, of Milner passed away on May 4, 2016 in a Spalding County Healthcare Facility. She was the daughter of the late Mr. James Emmett “Stick” Arnold and the late Mrs. Mildred Marie Willis Arnold. Mrs. Christopher was a retired school teacher of 34 years, having taught 28 years in Lamar County. She was a member of The House Church in Williamson, where she played piano for the worship team, and was a former worship leader, as well as a Missionettes program leader. She was named Remedial Teacher of the Year several times during her career, and helped hundreds of kids pass the Math Basic Skills Test. Mrs. Christopher was the Math Department Chair for several years and, during her last year of teaching, was lovingly named as “The Meanest Teacher in school.”
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Mr. Troy Fletcher Jr., age 72, who resided at 329 Sims Street in Barnesville, passed away Tuesday, May 3 at Spalding Regional Hospital. The family may be contacted at his residence.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 6 at 1 p.m. at the East Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Jimmy Lyons will officiate. Bentley’s Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of all professional services.
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Mr. Frank Steven Henn, II, age 68, of Griffin passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 in a Spalding County Healthcare Facility. He was the son of the late Mr. Frank Steven Henn, I, and the late Mrs. Florence Ellen Sims Henn. Mr. Henn was a Journeyman Electrician and a member of the IBEW Local #1316 of Macon, GA and was also a member of Rock Springs Church.
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Lt. Colonel William J Webster, age 93, of Barnesville, passed away on the 23 day, April, 2016, at 4:37 p.m. in his home surrounded by his family. Colonel Webster was born on January 1, 1923 in Grand Ridge, Florida, son of the late William Alexander, Jr. and Phoebe Singletary Webster. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 plus years, Estelle Pharr Webster. William J was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church and retired from General Tire. He was a celebrated veteran of the United States Marine Corp after serving 24 years as an aviator.
Lt. Colonel Webster was a graduate of Gordon Military High School and College. He earned his wings as a pilot in Pensacola, Florida and served in the Korean War, World War II, Cuban Crisis and Viet Nam. He and his family made Barnesville their home after he served at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
Survivors include his son, John A. Webster (Maureen) of Barnesville; three daughters, Joan Estelle Padgett (Larry) of Beaufort, SC, Nancy Ann Webster of Gainesville, GA, and Wanda Jean Hewitt (Glenn) of Barnesville. “Pop Pop” has 10 grandchildren, Chris Webster (Tasha), Natalie Rischbieter (Mark), Caroline Smith (Stephen), Elizabeth Render (Chris), William Thomas McElhinney III (Esther), James Lewis McElhinney (Laura), Emily Stansell (Jeremy), Blake Hewitt (Catherine), Webster Hewitt (Mandy) and Carter Hewitt; 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Sandra and Phoebe.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 on Wednesday, the 27th of April at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Garth Forster and grandson, Blake Hewitt officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends for visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 before the service at the church.
Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church at 200 Zebulon Street, Barnesville, GA 30204 in his memory in lieu of flowers.
Services are being arranged and directed by Breedlove Memorial Chapel, Barnesville, GA. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.breedlovememorialchapel.com