Roberta “Bobbie” Ruark Horn
Roberta “Bobbie” Horn, 83, of Kirbyville, Texas died May 12, 2008. She was born July 10, 1924, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ruark of Bostwick.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at Central Baptist Church in Kirbyville with Bro. Jamie Kinman and Bro. Robert Horn officiating. Interment was in Magnolia Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.
She is survived by her son, Robert N. Horn and wife Patricia; daughter, Ramona LaGrone and husband Curtis; brother, Parnell Ruark of Milledgeville, sister-in-law, Louvie Ruark of Bostwick, eight grandchildren, Shari Gunter, Chris Horn, Jon Horn, Walter Horn, Alicia Soto, Daniel Horn, Leah LaGrone Ochoa, and Jeremy LaGrone, 11 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Athen Horn, a daughter, Marilyn Gail Gunter and two grandchildren.
Jack Richard Townsend
Jack Richard Townsend, 79, died Saturday, May 17, 2008 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. Born in Spruce Pine, N.C., he was the son of the late Colonel Calvin and Janie King Townsend. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wives, Julene Townsend and Barbara Edenfield Townsend.
A resident of Athens since 1975, he was the owner and operator of BET-Townsend Hearing Aids. He served his country in the US Air Force during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of Akron University, lifetime member of the Athens Lions Club and Georgia Association for Hearing Care Professionals where he had served as president and vice president. He was a member of VFW Post #2872, Athens Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Federation for Independent Businessmen. He was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include four children, Colleen Lewis of Oxford, Glen Townsend of Monticello, Bruce Townsend of Jackson and Rick Townsend of Baxley; sister Wilma Pritchard of Marion, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and his loving cat, Katie. A graveside service was held Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Milledgeville, with military honors accorded. Rev. Will Lewis officiated.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Georgia Society for Hearing Care Professionals Foundation, P.O. Box 91, Clarkston, GA 30021 or
the Lions Club Georgia Lighthouse, 1775 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033.
Lord & Stephens, WEST was in charge of arrangements.
Audrey Robinson Hood Lunceford
Audrey Robinson Hood Lunceford, 86, of Greensboro died May 18, 2008. She was born Audrey Marie Robinson and was raised in Greensboro. Her parents were the late Claud Edgar Robinson Sr. and Audrey McWhorter Robinson. She attended Brenau College for one year and finished her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at LaGrange College. She was accomplished pianist and soloist. While at LaGrange College she met her first husband, the late Julian Hood Sr. They were married and attended the University of Georgia where Mrs. Hood enrolled in the Master’s Program.
The couple had four children, Ben Hood of Greensboro and his twin sister, Nancy Boczar and husband Bruce of Trevose, Penn., Julian Hood Jr. and wife Phyllis Finchem of Mountain Park, and John Hood and wife Linda of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Mary Hood of Atlanta, Courtney Hood and husband Michael and Natalie Vicens, all of Atlanta; These three are the daughters of John and Linda Hood of Atlanta; the fourth, Christian Boxzar is the son of Nancy and Bruce Boczar of Trevose, Penn; three great-grandchildren, Joaquin Vicens, Cody Hood and Michael Hood; a brother, Claud Robinson Jr. of Greensboro and a sister, Sara Fortson of Greensboro. Her second husband was the late Norman “Buddy” Lunceford of Greensboro.
Mrs. Lunceford was a lifetime member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer where she enjoyed being the organist for many years. She taught piano at Greene County High School. One of her favorite pupils was the talented Neal Dolvin. She later retired from the State of Georgia after many years in social work as a caseworker in both Madison and Greensboro. Her friends and family will always remember the sweet smile and quiet, easygoing manner that were her trademarks.
Memorial service were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer with the Rev. D. Geoffrey Taylor officiating. Interment was in the Greensboro City Cemetery.
McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro was in charge of arrangements.
Sybil S. Cooper
Sybil S. Cooper, of Knoxville, Tenn., died May 19, 2008 at Northhaven Health Care Center in Knoxville. Mrs. Cooper, the former Reba Sybil Stone, was born on April 27, 1918 in Cherokee County, the eldest of three daughters of John Love and Delia Gay Stone. The family moved to Tift County in 1926 and to Morgan County in 1932.
She graduated from Madison High School in 1935. She worked as a waitress, a telephone operator, and part-time clerk in the courthouse in Madison until her marriage to Marvin (Bob) Cooper in December 1936. After several years of farming in the Bethany community, she and her young family moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1942, then to Knoxville in 1943 as Marvin became employed in construction of war-time defense projects.
Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her husband and an infant son.
She is survived by her children John, of Auburn, Wash.; George (Harry), of Asheville, N.C.; Gay, of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters Georgia Davidson, of Charlottesville Va., and Emily Kicklighter, of Glennville, Ga.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A family committal service will be held on a date to be announced later, at the family plot at Bethany Baptist Church cemetery. Local friends and acquaintances of the Stone and Cooper families will be welcome.
Harry M. Healey
Harry M. Healey, 73, of Greensboro died Monday, May 26, 2008. He was born in Killkenny, Minn. on April 18, 1935 to Peter J. and Anna Frodl Healey. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps as Master Sergeant. Mr. Healey served his country in Korea and Vietnam.
He was married to Grace Stephens on November 26, 1955. After retirement from the Marine Corps the Healeys moved to Morgan County in 1972 and later moved into Greene County. He was an active member of this community. He was a long time member of St. James Catholic Church, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He greatly enjoyed calling Bingo and will be sorely missed by his bingo crowd. He was a great supporter of Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Healey was a faithful member of the fitness club. He will be remembered as a people person.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Grace Stephens Healey and their daughters, Mary Ann Slaughter and Preston of Greshamville, Debbie Calhoun of Conyers, Harriet Healey of Greshamville and Kathleen Karr and Tim of LaGrange; a brother Gordon Healey and two sisters Bernice Maxa and Delores Johnson and a sister-in-law, Alice Healey; grandchildren, Heath Slaughter, Adam Moss, Bonnie Mealor, Annagrace Mealor, David Karr, Brett Karr and Joshua Karr and great grandchildren, Ashlyn Slaughter, Mara Moss, Anna Lynn, Victoria Boswell, Rob Boswell and Ayla Karr.
The family received friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at A. E. Carter Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29 at St. James Catholic Church in Madison. Interment will follow at the Buckhead Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
A.E. Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.