Aug. 19, 1936 —Feb. 13, 2013
Mr. Billy E. Pitts, age 76 of Griffin, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2012 at his residence.
Mr. Pitts was born on August 19, 1936, a lifelong resident of Griffin. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Velma Pritchett Pitts. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Pitts retired as a Sargeant with the City of Griffin Police Department after 31 years of service. After his retirement he owned and operated B & L Lawn Service for 20 years until 2012 when he turned his business over to his grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Irvin Pitts; daughter, Jill Pitts Griffith; grandson, Storm Betsill; brothers and sister-in-law, Clayton and Becky Pitts, Wallace Pitts; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Lynn Irvin, Ronnie and Faye Irvin; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mr. Billy Pitts will be Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the funeral home. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Friday, February, 15, 2013 at 11:00 am in the new section of Oak Hill Cemetery. Reverend Argin Floyd will officiate. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:15 am on Friday.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com
William ‘Glynn’ Wallace Sr.
Died Feb. 8, 2013
William “Glynn” Wallace Sr., of McDonough, passed away at Sacred Journey Hospice on Feb.8, 2013. Mr. Wallace was a resident of Lake City for 50 years. A service was held in the chapel at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm. The Rev. John Martin officiated. The family received friends Monday evening from 5-8 p.m. Interment followed at Sherwood Memorial Park in Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Doris Wallace; his parents; three brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include his daughters, Glenda Wilson and David of Concord, Teresa Wallace of Griffin, Barbara West of McDonough; William Wallace Jr and Pattie of Newnan; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Sacred Journey Hospice, 138 Peach Drive, McDonough, Ga 30253. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made at www.thomasscroggsfuneraldirectors.com. 770-961-2828.
Mr. Wayne Quick
April 11, 1950 —Feb. 12, 2013
Mr. Kenneth Wayne Quick, age 62 of Griffin, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. Quick was born in Thomaston, Georgia on April 11, 1950. He is preceded in death by his parents, James E. Quick and Nellie Casteel Quick; brothers, Tony Quick, Willie (Pee Wee) Quick. He was retired from the City of Griffin and was a member of Voice To The Nations Church.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa G. Quick; daughters and brothers-in-law, Tracie and Rodney Miles, Tonya and Jay Shirey; granddaughters, Torrie Miles and Emree Shirey; sisters, Patricia Perkins Gibson and husband, Ted, Sherrel Gregg and husband, Weldon; brothers, Johnny Quick and wife, Marie, Richard Quick, Jimmy Goen and wife, Shirley; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mr. Wayne Quick will be on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 4:00pm in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Bishop Andrew DeLee will officiate. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin was in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com
Mr. Hilton B. Akins
July 29, 1947 —Feb. 7, 2013
“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
We thank God for sharing 65 years of the life of Hilton B. Akins, who was born July 29, 1947 in Pike County to the late Booker T. Akins and the late Sis Ora Dewberry Akins. Mr. Akins departed this life on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Being brought up in a Christian home, he came to know the Lord at an early age and joined The Pine Chapel Baptist Church, worked on The Usher Board Ministry and later was ordained as a deacon. He was a graduate of the class of 1967 from Booker T. High School, Barnesville, GA and entered into school in Houston, TX, where he received his Master’s Electrician License. A very quiet person, loving and kind, that cared for his family. He was employed at Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, where he retired in 2010.
Mr. Akins leaves to cherish his unforgettable memories, his son, Christopher King Akins; grandson, Joesiynath L. King; seven sisters, Mattie Rucker of Griffin, Wyomie Dixon (Charles) of Linden, New Jersey, Ionie Searcy (James) of Thomaston, Shirley (Tony) of Griffin, Brenda Akins of Houston, TX, Evaline Akins of Griffin, Connie Akins of Griffin; brother, Arthur Akins (Claudette) of Seffner, FL; a very special family friend, Ulyssese Watson; two aunts, Ola Mae Willis of Griffin, Eva Parks of Griffin; two uncles, Elder Robert Dewberry, Elder George Dewberry of Ohio; a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives that mourn his passing.
Funeral services for Mr. Hilton B. Akins will be conducted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Reverend Gary Akins will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Earnest Akine Sr., 67, of 108 Lynn Lane, Griffin, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Heritage Health Care. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by McDowell’s Funeral Home, Inc., 305 N. Hill St., Griffin.
Mrs. Brandy English Beck, 28, of 188 Stong Brook Circle, Jackson, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at Sylvan Grove Hospital, Jackson. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by McDowell’s Funeral Home, Inc., 305 N. Hill St., Griffin.
Mrs. Jewell Yarbrough Pitts, 86 of Griffin passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Brightmoor Hospice. Survivors will be announced later. Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Pitts will be Saturday, Feb. 16 2013 at 2 p.m. at Union Baptist Church. Pastor Tim Conort will officiate. Interment will be private in Moody Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Union Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Mrs. Jewell Pitts. Heritage Funeral Home 1512 Williamson Rd. Griffin, GA 30224 is in charge of arrangements. www.heritagefhgriffin.com.
Mrs. Sandra G. Bates, age 64, Griffin, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Reverend John McMillian will officiate. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com
Anita Gail Rice, age 42 of Griffin, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at her residence. Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm at the Church of God of Prophecy, 3675 Fayetteville Rd., Griffin.
Mrs. Nell Crawford, 98, formerly of Griffin, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 due to a massive stroke suffered at Grandview Health Care Center in Jasper, GA, where she had been a resident for the last two years due to a broken hip. Visitation for Mrs. Crawford will be on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 11:00am until 12:00pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 12:30pm at Griffin Memorial Gardens. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, Georgia is in charge of the arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com
Mr. David L. Taylor, 61, of Griffin, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin. Funeral will be Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home. The Rev. J. W. Lewis will officiate. Interment will follow in Griffin Memorial Gardens. Heritage Funeral Home 1512 Williamson Rd. Griffin, GA 30224 is in charge of arrangements. www.heritagefhgriffin.com