Died Dec. 1, 2012
Helen Phillips, 89, of Griffin, entered into the loving embrace of our Lord in his Holy Kingdom on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. A beloved matriarch, Helen loved her family and dedicated her life to them. She blessed everyone who knew her with her generosity and her giving heart. She believed in keeping the family ties strong and she always stayed connected to her extended family in Georgia and beyond.
She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings, and one son, Rickey Lamar. She is survived by five children, Dr. Geraldine Jackson, of Griffin; Mr. Herman Phillips (Sue), of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs.Lutricia Fergeson, of Griffin; Dr.Linda Hollomon, of Stone Mountain; and Mr. Ron Phillips (Karen), of Stone Mountain; grandchildren, Cyrus, Patrice, Rachel, Marvinda, Helen Nicole, Reginald, Galyn, Wesley, Karon, Austin, Tyree, Marrick, and Tyron. Mother Helen Phillips will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at noon at First United Methodist Churc,h 1401 Maple Drive, Griffin, 30224
Viewing will be from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at the church.
Jewel Dixon Fambro
May 18, 1937—Dec.4, 2012
Jewel Dixon Fambro was born on May 18, 1937 to the late Lillian Harps Dixon in Birmingham, Alabama. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, an angel descended from Heaven to call Jewel Fambro to eternal rest in the arms of her Almighty Father.
Jewel loved helping people and people loved Jewel. She was always there to lend a helping hand. She took great pride in her family and church family. At a young age, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and Lord and joined Macedonia Baptist Church. She sang in the choir and was a member of the Mother Board. Jewel received her education through the Spalding County School System. She enjoyed going to the Senior Center, traveling, fishing, bingo and other fun activities.
She leaves to mourn with loving and cherished memories, one daughter; Christine Trice and Larry Johnson, one son; Ernest Dixon and a very special friend, Ann L. Champion.
A celebration of life service for Jewel Fambro will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church in Griffin. The Rev. Gregory Tyler Sr. 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
Mr. Jimmy A. Daniel, 48, of 219 Hammerhawk Road, Griffin, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at his residence. Funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at First Assembly of God at 1 p.m. Public viewing will be Friday at the funeral home from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. The cortege will assemble at noon from the residence. McDowell’s Funeral Home, Inc., 305 N. Hill St., Griffin. www.mcdowellfuneralhome.org.
Mr. Frederick J. (Fred) Buckless, age 53 of Griffin, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:00 am eastern time at Cedar Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Thorsby, AL. Dr. Keith Wesley will officiate. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com
Celebration of life services for Mr. Wayne “Jabo” Gotell, of Griffin, will be Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Outreach Ministries, 729 W. Quilly St., Griffin. Viewing will be today from noon-8 p.m. and at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8. Interment will be at Griffin Memorial Garden. Watkins Funeral Home-Griffin Chapel, 426 Melrose Ave., Griffin. 770-229-0803, www.watkinsfuneralhomeinc.com.
Mrs. Dorothy Grimsley died Dec. 5, 2012. Watkins Funeral Home-Griffin Chapel, 426 Melrose Ave., Griffin. 770-229-0803, www.watkinsfuneralhomeinc.com.
Mr. Hillmon L. Davis, 83, of Griffin, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Brightmoor Hospice. Funeral will be Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Haisten McCullough Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2012 from 6-8 p.m.