Aug. 24, 1940—March 21, 2013
Sunny Side resident
Mr. Gusty Ray “Sam” Pritchard, 72, of Sunny Side, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Spalding Regional Hospital.
Mr. Pritchard was born in Griffin on August 24, 1940. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.D. and Bertha Pritchard. Mr. Pritchard was retired from Ford Motor Co. He was a member of the U.A.W., Masonic Lodge #413 and the Sunny Side United Methodist Church. Mr. Pritchard loved hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, LaVonia Y. Pritchard; daughter, Crystal LaRae Pritchard; son, Timothy R. Pritchard; grandchildren, Chad Hortman and T. J. Hortman; sister, Anne Kent; brothers, Ronald Pritchard and Wayne Pritchard; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mr. Gusty Pritchard will be on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Following the visitation a memorial service will held in the chapel of Conner-Westbury. Reverend David Sanders will officiate.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Frank A. Fields
May 27, 1933—March 21, 2013
Mr. Frank A. Fields, 79, of Griffin, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Brightmoor Hospice.
Mr. Fields was born in Meriwether County, Georgia on May 27, 1933. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ozzie Malone Fields and Ethel Bozeman Fields; son, Jimmy Fields; daughter, Cindy Fields. Mr. Fields joined Vineyard Baptist Church in 1962 where he has served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a retired American General as insurance agent.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Gloria P. Fields; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Jimmy Whitley, Karen and Bob Monteith, Dixie and Tim Edwards; grandchildren, Shelby Fields, Melissa and John Stickler, Jessica and Kevin Hopper, Joshua Fields, Christie and Josh Romine, Sherri and Paul Atkinson, Jamie and Tiffany Pilkenton, Ryan and Lisa Edwards, Geoff Edwards; several great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Kitty Fields; sister, Sarah Harris; sisters-in-law, Grace Fields, Martha Fields, Doris Fields; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mr. Frank Alton Fields will be on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Reverend Ralph Simmons will officiate. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of local arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Carolyn Sims Harr
Jan. 9, 1945—March 20, 2013
Carolyn Sims Harr of Griffin, Georgia passed away on March 20th from complications due to liver cancer, surrounded by her friends and family, she was 68 years old.
Born in Mexico, Missouri to Jennie Pearl and the late Charles Fred Sims, Carolyn went on to graduate from Central Missouri State with a BA in English in 1967 and spent a brief period as a teacher until she married her college sweetheart, Mike, later that year. Choosing to leave her profession of teaching, Carolyn became a homemaker and mother to two children, a son, Matt, and a daughter, Meredith. Community involvement was always very important to Carolyn. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Griffin and became a beloved member of the Dunkers Sunday school class with whom she shared many experiences and memories, while helping to better their community through outreach projects. Carolyn was also involved in several other community organizations, many times as president, including the Utility Club, the Newcomer’s Club, president of the Election board, president of the Community Concerts, the United Methodist Women’s group, the Garden Club, Bridge Club, the Love Circle FUMC, and a founding member of the Sicos where she formed some of her closest friendships. As her children aged, Carolyn became close with many of their friends, often being called a “second” mother by many who often found her warm and caring nature to be invaluable. Always quick with a laugh, Carolyn was kind, loving, and always put the needs of others above her own. In her later years, she found the most joy in spending time with her three grandsons, Dylan, Edward, and Charles. Her smile would beam the brightest when they were around and watching them grow up was a constant source of joy for her. Carolyn will be greatly missed by her family and many close friends with whom she shares so many memories, immense love, and joyful experiences.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Michael Harr of Griffin; son, Matt Harr of Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law, Meredith and Tommy Doyen of Pensacola, FL; mother, Jennie Pearl Sims of Centralia, MO; sisters, Sue Utterback of Mexico, MO and Marilyn Davidson of Tazewell, VA; and her three grandsons.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday March 24th at the First United Methodist Church at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow. Reverend Kevin Lobello will officiate. The Dunkers Sunday School Class are asked to sit as a group at the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Griffin, 1401 Maple Drive Griffin, Georgia 30224; or to the Griffin Area Concert Association, 1131 Skyline Drive Griffin, Georgia 30224
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin, Ga., is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Nancy Walker Polk
Nov. 18, 1938—March 21, 2013
Mrs. Nancy Walker Polk, 74, of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Brightmoor Hospice.
Mrs. Polk was born in Griffin, Georgia on November 18, 1938. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred Campbell Walker and Josephine Faulkner Walker; husband, Lamar W. Polk; sister, Patricia Cobb. Mrs. Polk was retired from Batton & Jackson Oil Company.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Wayne Jones, Dana and Alex Pittman; grandchildren, Tyler Jones, Madison Jones, Walker Pittman, Millie Pittman; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Patricia Walker; sister, Gayle Milam; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mrs. Nancy Walker Polk will be on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Westwood Gardens. Reverend Jack Landham will officiate.
Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.
Melanie Lauren Manley
Melanie Lauren Manley died on March 11 in Burlington, N.C. Visitation will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home (770-227-2300). Services will follow in the Conner-Westbury Chapel at 3 p.m., with graveside services at the family cemetery in Griffin. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Anna B. Milner
Mrs. Anna B. Milner died March 19, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 321 E. Taylor St., Griffin. Interment will be at Griffin Memorial Gardens. There will be a wake from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at United Christian Fellowship Church, 114 W. Broad St., Griffin. The cortege will assemble at 820 Pamela Drive at 1:15 p.m. Miller’s Family Mortuary, 332 E. Chappell St., Griffin, is in charge of arrangements. 770-228-4077.