Roy McClure

Roy Lee McClure, age 93, of Marietta, Ga, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Roy was born to Joseph and Ola McClure and a native of Acworth, Georgia.

Mr. McClure spent his career at Lockheed where he worked for 32.5 years. Roy was elected President of the National Industrial Recreation Association in 1976. He was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church of Acworth for 65 years. Roy was also a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Roy is survived by his loving wife of 70 years – Marie McClure; Son – Don L. McClure (wife – Myrna); Daughter – Cheryl McClure; grandson – Brandon; and great-granddaughter – Cheyanna McClure.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain.

A service to honor the life of Mr. Roy Lee McClure will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 2pm from the chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, Ga. Burial will follow at Rolling Hills Memory Gardens in Acworth. The family will be receiving friends on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 6-8pm at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home.

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Jack C. Henson

Jack C. Henson, age 80, of Powder Springs, Georgia passed away April 19, 2019. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel in Marietta, Georgia. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cartersville, Georgia. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta, Georgia. Online guest book at

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Alice “Irene” Roberts Rich

Alice “Irene” Roberts Rich, 91, passed away on April 19, 2019 at Presbyterian Village in Austell, GA. She was born on August 17, 1927 in Lindale, GA to James Frank and Mary Sue Cain Roberts.

Irene grew up in Canton, GA. After high school she worked for the Bell Bomber Plant (Lockheed) during WWII and as an operator for Bell South.

Irene married Tommy Jeff Rich of Dalton, GA on August 5, 1945. They were married for 45 years and had four children together. They enjoyed spending time at the lake and many years together antiquing.

Irene is survived by her children, Tommy Jeff Rich, Jr. of Marietta, Larry Leon Rich (Elaine) of Temple, Alan Jerome Rich (Debra) of Marietta, Bruce Erwin Rich (Tanja) of Marietta; daughter-in-law, Bernice Rich of Marietta; grandchildren, Michael Rich (Melissa), Leigh Kiser (Mike), Ginger Mills, Larry Leon (Buddy) Rich, Jr.(Becci), Dana Bishop (Ben), Elizabeth Impastato, Crissy Rich; 17 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Jeff Rich, parents, James Frank and Mary Sue Cain Roberts, granddaughter, Becky Rich, and her siblings, Blanch Roberts Holbrook, Pearl Roberts Ledford and Earl Roberts.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta with Rev. Andrew Cunningham officiating. Interment will take place at Georgia Memorial in Marietta.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


RICH, Alice “Irene” Roberts

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Frank G. Pauli

Frank G. Pauli of Marietta, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 11 following several years of declining health. He was 86 years old. Frank was born in New York, New York, and his family moved to Franklinton, New York, in the northern Catskills. He graduated from Middleburgh Central High School and enlisted in the Marines where he served in the Korean War. Following the suspension of hostilities in Korea, he transferred to Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) in Quantico, Virginia, working towards the establishment of the HMX-1 helicopter transport for the President of the United States. Frank was honorably discharged and subsequently attended the Academy of Aeronautics in Flushing, NY, where he earned his Airframe and Powerplant License for civilian aircraft maintenance.

Frank embarked on his aviation maintenance career with Lufthansa German Airlines at Idlewild Airport, now known as JFK. Frank’s work brought him and his family to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1971 as a Station Engineer. His Lufthansa career spanned work at many major airports including Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Washington-Dulles. He retired from Lufthansa in 1991.

In Anchorage, he worked with other former Marines to establish the first Marine Mobilization Training Unit (MTU-AK1) in Alaska. They developed some of the first USMC Arctic Warfare training manuals. He later served as the first XO of Echo Company, 4th RECON BN based at Elmendorf Air Force Base (Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson), Alaska. His final deployment as a Marine occurred during Operation Desert Storm. Frank was soft-spoken, generous, talented, and was a friend to anyone in need. He was immensely proud of the accomplishments of his children. Frank was a devout conservative Roman Catholic.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Erica. He is survived by his sons, Stephan and Matthew of Anchorage, his daughter Michele, “Missy,” of Marietta, his Daughter-in-Laws Cheryl Johnson and Rebecca of Anchorage, his Son-in-Law Vikram Krishnamurthy of Marietta, his four grandchildren: Isabella and Oliver of Marietta and Zachary and Noah Johnson of Anchorage, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews in New York and Germany. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Mary Linda Patterson Baker

Today we are rejoicing because Mary Linda Patterson Baker has met our Heavenly Father! She is catching up with those she loved who went before her- her husband’s parents, her parents, her brother, and many more as well as making many new friends. She never met a stranger. She would travel several states over and see someone she knew, and if she didn’t, she would know everything about a brand new friend in a matter of minutes. She was a loving sister and daughter, wife and mother, and in the past 18 years- a role she cherished Grams. During her last days, doctors, nurses, people who knew her only briefly came by to let her know she was a “ray of sunshine in this world.” Genuine of heart, feisty, passionate, a true teacher, Linda Baker loved the highest and lowest in the eyes of society. She used her time on earth to touch people- teaching Special Gifts children at Roswell St. Baptist, teaching parenting classes to young women in prison, raising foster children, teaching school at Norton Park, Teasley, Mableton, and Oakwood High School, and the list goes on. Instead of flowers, we are asking for books to be chosen and purchased for the library at Sawyer Road Elementary. She taught many children to read and would love knowing that her legacy continues. Monetary donations can be made to Sawyer Road Elementary Drama as she was the number one supporter. She will be missed in the front row. Loving wife, precious mother, and adored Grams- as sad as we are to see you go, according to Riley, you are 40 trillion times happier in heaven. She fought the good fight, and we won by loving her. Isaiah 40:29-31 “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”. Funeral services will be at Noon today, April 20, 2019 in the chapel of Mayes Ward-Dobbins, Historic Marietta Chapel, with burial in Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 to Noon today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Sawyer Road Elementary, 840 Sawyer Road, Marietta, GA 30062, #770-429-9923. Checks made out to Sawyer Road Elementary.

770 428-1511

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Carol Jane Ray

Carol Jane Ray, age 80, of Dallas, Georgia passed away Friday, April 19, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 22, 2019 at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta. Interment will follow at Mozley Memorial Gardens in Lithia Springs. Born in Atco, GA, Mrs. Ray moved to Dallas, GA 10 years ago after living most of her life in Austell, GA. She worked for the Cobb County Board of Education as a Guidance Clerk at Pebblebrook High School for 15 years. She also loved traveling across the United States. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Edward Ray. Survivors include: Son, Gregory S. (Christy) Ray, Kennesaw, GA; 2 Granddaughters, Lindsey Ray and Lauren Ray, both of Kennesaw, GA. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta. Online guest book at .

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Guy Bates Nichols

Guy Bates Nichols, 91 of Powder Springs passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 22nd at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Acworth with Rev. Mike Maxwell officiating. He will lie in state at the Church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM on Monday at Georgia National Cemetery with military honors.

Guy was survived by his loving wife, Christine Nichols of Powder Springs; three daughters, Dawn Neal of Canton, Christy Massey and her husband, Robby of Woodstock and Mandy Bond of Woodstock; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Judd and Dussie Nichols; brother, Cecil Nichols; daughter, Nancy Jeffcoat and stepson, Michael Cramer.

Guy was a lifelong resident of Cobb County and served in the Army during WWII. He was a member Hillcrest Baptist Church, Samuel Lawrence Lodge, and the Yaarab Temple in Atlanta. He owned and operated Gem City Auto Parts for over 35 years. His joy in life was his family, friends and working everyday as well as working in his shop.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM on Saturday at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Acworth. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, Community Outreach Program, 6069 Woodstock Road, Acworth, GA 30102.

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James David O’Kelley

James (Jim) David O’Kelley, 82, of Marietta, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Tranquility of Kennesaw Mountain Hospice.

Born to Willie Hugh and Lottie O’Kelley in Redan, Georgia, Jim grew up in Avondale Estates. Jim graduated Georgia Tech in 1958 with a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, Jim served in the US Army for three years where he received a Good Conduct Medal and Letter of Commendation for his service.

Jim worked as an engineer first at McDonnell Douglas then at Lockheed Martin until his retirement in 1994. He remained as a contractor at Lockheed for some years.

Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Sewell O’Kelley. He is also survived by his sister Charlotte O’Kelley Woods of Madison, Wisconsin. Jim also leaves daughters Katrina Champion of Kennesaw and Marybeth Gross of Carrollton.

Jim is survived by his grandchildren, Caitlin Champion Coffee, Andrew Champion, Shannon Champion, Christopher Lovvorn, Jennifer Gross Snyder, Alisha Gross, and Sheryl Gross. Also, Jim had a great-granddaughter, Melissa Snyder.

A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Mt Zion United Methodist Church located at 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, Georgia 30062.

There will also be a celebration of life gathering on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:45 pm at Dogwood Forest Community located at 4461 South Main Street, Acworth, Georgia 30101.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

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Kathleen Foster Pendley

Kathleen Foster Pendley, age 94, of Dalton, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Floyd Road Baptist Church in Austell with Rev. Keith Collins and Rev. Preston Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Cherokee Memorial Park in Canton, Georgia. She will lie in state at the church 1 hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends Saturday morning from 10am until 12pm at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta. Complete obituary and online guest book @

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