Mr. Leroy Madison Moore, age 90. of Griffin formerly of Zebulon, Georgia, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Brightmoor Nursing Center.

Mr. Moore was born in Chilton County, Alabama, on April 16, 1923. He is preceded in death by his parents Noah Moore and Cora Moore, his wife, Gladys Moore; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He was a former employee of Dundee Mills and retired from Holan Corporation, Griffin.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Syble and Edward Jones of Griffin; grandson, Mark Jones and his wife, Heather and their children, Blake, Logan, Grant and John of Zebulon; grandson, Scott Jones and his wife, Allison and their children, Caroline and Mary Kate of Macon; granddaughter, Kristy Lopez and her husband, Tim and their daughter, Chandler of Locust Grove; close friends, Ruben and Betty Perkins, Debbie and Cade Newburn, and all the of Hatchett family; sister, Evelyn Cauley of Albany.

Visitation for Mr. Leroy Moore will be on Sunday, Jan., 19, 2014 from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Following the visitation a funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Dr. Keith Wesley will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Rd., Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.

Battalion Chief Boyd Franklin Mitchell (Retired), age 73, of Griffin, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Mr. Mitchell was born in Jackson, Ga., on January 15, 1941. He is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin F. Mitchell, Jr. and Lorine Boyd Mitchell; sisters, Margaret Bass, Jerri Herrick; brothers James Lanier Mitchell and Donnie Mitchell.

After graduating high school in Jackson, Georgia, he was employed by John Rogers Motor Co. in Atlanta, then at Ford Motor Co. in Hapeville. He joined the Griffin Fire Department on Nov. 1, 1967 and advanced through the ranks until becoming Battalion Chief in 1990. He earned certifications in many areas, and for several years taught classes for the Georgia State Firefighter’s Academy. He retired in 1996 with 28 years perfect attendance, during his tenure with the fire department; he was also the property manager for Searcy-Murray Realty until he retired in 2006. He became a member of the Griffin First Church of Nazarene in 1962. Through the years he has served his church in various positions including greeters, bus driver, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, church board member as trustee and many other various committees. He enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and all of his friends. He especially loved being on a horse and riding the trails with his buddies until his health prevented it. He was also a hugh fan of the Georgia Bulldogs football.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Rayma Singletary Mitchell; daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie and David Bowen of Griffin, Katherine and Lee Cannon of Griffin; sons and daughters-in-law, Ray Mitchell of Griffin, Brandon and Brandy Mitchell of Oregon, Jonathan and Heather Mitchell of Griffin; granddaughters, Sierra Casey and fiancée Shay Bright, Summer Bowen and fiancée Steven Hubbard, Hannah Mitchell, Karly Williams, Emerson-Kate Mitchell, Megan Cannon; grandsons, Daniel Williams, Jacob Cannon, Tate and Trey Webb-Mitchell, Eric Ransom; one great grandson, Adam Bradley Mitchell; one great granddaughter, Lanier Paige Hubbard; one great grandbaby due in July. His extended family includes, Ken and Mary Fisher, Marisa, Myra, Mathew and Dan Williams. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie Johnson of LaGrange, Teresa Godfrey of Commerce, Mollie and Jim O’Brien of Hartwell, Pam and Keith Martin of Villa Rica; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert E. Mitchell of Atlanta, Johnny and Anita Mitchell of Griffin, Ben and Janice Mitchell of Carrollton, Ricky and Regina Mitchell of Mississippi, Kenneth and Gail Mitchell of Douglasville, George Riley and Suzanne Mitchell of Tennessee, Ronnie and Sandy Mitchell of Meansville; many nieces, nephews and cousin, many special friends.

Visitation for Battalion Chief Boyd Franklin Mitchell (Retired) will be on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 and Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 form 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. A Homegoing Service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens. The family will accept flowers, but prefer donations to the Griffin First Church of Nazarene, 1525 Zebulon Road, Griffin, Georgia, 30224 in memory of Boyd Mitchell.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Rd., Griffin is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Sara Catherine Johnson Brown, age 84, of Griffin, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Brown was born in Griffin, Georgia, on April 24, 1929. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Johnson and Ruth Johnson, her husband, Carl “Buck” Brown; sisters, Dorothy M. Shackelford, Helen R. Johnson, Carolyn Johnson, Peggy J. Johnson; brothers, John Johnson, Jr., Calvin Johnson, Benjamin Johnson. She was retired from Spalding Knitting Mill.

Survivors include daughters, Janis S. Schweiger; grandson, Benjamin C. Schweiger and Anika Alarcon; granddaughter, Teri A. Schweiger and Ruben Gutierrez; great grandchildren, Jason Schweiger, Matthew Schweiger, Jacob Gutierrez and Joceline Gutierrez; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Mrs. Sara J. Brown will be on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. in Westwood Gardens. Reverend Ralph Dailey will officiate. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home no later than 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Jamilia M. Duffy, age 25, of 150 Means St., Meansville, Ga., passed Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Southern Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by McDowell’s Funeral Home, Inc., 305 N. Hill St.

Mrs. Lucinda Watkins, age 68, of 1146 Oak Hollow Court, McDonough, Ga., passed Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at Spalding Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by McDowell’s Funeral Home, Inc., 305 N. Hill St.

Mrs. Nell L. Kinsey, age 82, of Concord, Ga., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at Brightmoor Hospice. Visitation for Mrs. Nell Kinsey will be on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home and other times at the residence of Cynthia Tidwell, 283 Cedardale Dr., Griffin. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Reverend Carol Scroggs will officiate. Interment will follow in Park Hill Cemetery in Columbus, GA at 3 p.m. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.

Mr. Raymond Hester, age 67, of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. Funeral services for Mr. Raymond Hester will be conducted on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home. Pastor Mike Barnes will officiate. Interment will follow at Jonesboro City Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ga. Heritage Funeral Home, 1512 Williamson Rd., Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.heritagefhgriffin.com.

Ms. Helen Andrews, age 71, of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Andrews will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Towaliga County Line Baptist Church in Jackson, GA. Reverend Eddie Collier will officiate. Interment will follow in Griffin Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Heritage Funeral Home, 1512 Williamson Rd. Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.heritagefhgriffin.com.

Mr. Ernie Lee Pearson, age 43, of Griffin, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Reverend Greg Marsh will officiate. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Rd., Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westbury/funeralhome.com.

Mr. Lance Wright, age 39, of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at Spalding Regional Hospital. Memorial service for Mr. Lance Wright will be on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Williamson, Ga. Reverend John Nance will officiate. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.