He has been very active in the Gordon College Alumni Association. He served as principal of Jonesboro High School from 1957-1962, principal of Bremen High School from 1962-1969 and principal of Jackson High School for several years beginning in 1969. He served as assistant superintendent of the Butts County School System, retiring around 1990.
Roland was a retired guidance counselor with the Butts County School System and served 14 years on the Butts County Board of Education.
For many years Ms. Kathleen was a kindergarten teacher in Jackson and later was an Avon representative and was employed by Jackson True Value Hardware.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Payne Jr., and step-father, James Moon.
Marie was born in Henry County, the daughter of the late Lena Nail and Pettis Bledsoe.
She was wife of the late Ves Lunsford of Jackson and was a retired textile worker.
She and her husband owned and operated Frank’s Self-Serve Grocery for 10 years. Later they owned and operated The Mason Jar Restaurant, retiring 27 years later in 2005.
Mrs. Lillie Mae Hicks, age 108, of McDonough passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Rufus Adams, who died in January 2004.
Bubba was a self-employed carpenter and was a member of the Rock Springs Church.
Mindy was born in Montezuma, Ga., went to school in Butts County and married and had a family in Charlotte, N.C.
Born in Greene County on Aug. 10, 1928, she was the daughter of the late George Frank Moore and Berta Wright Moore.
She is the wife of Bobby Mackey. Together they owned and operated the Mason Jar Restaurant in Jackson for many years and were a caterer to many Butts County events.
Juanita enjoyed humming birds, arts and crafts and going to Topmost, Ky. She loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
She was a life-long resident of Butts County, daughter of Carswell Blackwell and Cecil Goodman Harris.