Mr. Leonard Eugene Fair, age 85, of Lindale, passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 1, 2017, at Mt. Berry Hospice.
Mr. Fair was born in Murray County, GA on February 9, 1932, son of the late Thomas C. and Lucille Hall Fair. He was also preceded in death by a son, David Len Fair, and by five half-sisters and five half-brothers.
Mr. Fair served in the Georgia National Guard for several years. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years with West Point Pepperell Manufacturing Co. in Lindale.
Mr. Fair was a member of First Baptist Church of Lindale, the Lindale Lodge #455 F. & A. M., the Rome Shrine Club, Yaarab Temple, and Scottish Rite of Atlanta. He was also a member of the Quarter Century Club.
Survivors include his wife, the former Virginia Smith, to whom he was married on December 20, 1952; two brothers-in-law, D. D. Smith, Smiths, AL, and Larry Smith, and his wife, Nancy, Warner Robins, GA; step brother-in-law, Donald Wilson, and his wife, Pat, Marietta; special cousins, the family of the late Clyde Britton of Dalton; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017, at noon at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Private interment will follow later in Floyd Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service hour. At other times, they may be contacted at the residence.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Berry Hospice, 4300 Martha Berry Highway, Rome, Ga. 30165.
Mr. Jack Bamard Burchett, age 83, of Rome, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, in a local health care facility.
Mr. Burchett was born in Plainville, Ga., on June 2, 1934, son of the late Robert Wesley Burchett and the late Martha Louise Crews Tinlin. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Edna Brown, and by a brother, Robert Thomas Burchett. He enlisted in the United States Army and served as a combat infantryman during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with General Motors in Lordstown, Ohio, for 22 years.
He leaves behind two sons, Michael (Mike) Burchett, Augusta, and Mitchell Burchett, Woodstock; a sister, Martha L. Pallay, Youngstown, Ohio; a brother, Raymond B. Burchett, Rome; 2 granddaughters, nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service was held in Rome, Georgia.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.
Mr. Howard Thompson Hyde, age 81, of Silver Creek, passed away peacefully at his residence on August 1, 2017 with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Floyd County where he spent most of his life. He was preceded in death by his father, Homer Hyde, and mother Martha Tate Hyde and two brothers, Raymond Hyde and Charles Hyde.
Mr. Hyde honorably served in the United States Army as a Military Policeman with two of his assignments in Korea. He spent many years in the automobile business and after his retirement, he enjoyed all kinds of sports, traveling and taking care of his lawn and pool. He was a member of the Wax Baptist Church in Silver Creek.
Mr. Hyde is survived by his loving wife, the former Evelyn Scoggins, and a son Marcus Scott Hyde. Also surviving are brothers Donald Hyde, of Villa Ricca, Georgia; Walter Hyde, of Winston, Georgia; Glen Hyde, of Rogers, Minnesota; Travis Hyde, of Plainville, Georgia; and Tony Hyde, of Rome, and sister-in-law, Jeanette Jackson and husband Thomas Jackson.
The family will receive friends Thursday August 3, 2017 at Daniel’s Funeral Home from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. A service will follow in the Thomas B. Griffin Chapel of Daniel’s at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Travis Hyde officiating. The Honor Guard from the American Legion Shanklin-Attaway Post No. 5 will confer the military rites.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to be made to the charity of your choice.
Daniel’s Funeral Home.