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Fay Gregg

Scot Ward Funeral Services

Mrs. Fay Gregg, 71, of Rutledge, widow of Dick Gregg, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26. Mrs. Gregg was a member of Rutledge United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was born in Mineola, NY, to Clifford Ettershank Shott and Florence Isabell (Coons) Shott. She moved to Littleton, Colo., at the age of 7 and graduated from Littleton High School. She then attended Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City and graduated with a Merit Certificate. She earned her living at various secretarial jobs over the years. Fay loved working with her husband, the late Dick Gregg, learning the appraisal business, gardening, and taking care of the various pets who adopted her.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Ricky Haynes, Rutledge, Sandra and Richard Ogden, Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Brian Ogden, Dallas, Texas, Casey Haynes, Chad Haynes, both of Rutledge; brother and sister-in-law, Richard Law and Barbara Shott, Littleton, Colo.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Shirley Gregg, Carson City, Nevada; nieces, Cindy Roy, Susie Repp, Littleton, Colo., Julie Duran, Snowmass, Va., Kim Wolfe, Elkton, Va., Sherryl Foster, Santa Clara, Utah, Tiffany Gregg, Sandpoint Ind.; nephews, David Gregg, Robert Gregg.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 28, at Rutledge United Methodist Church with Rev. Randall Byrd officiating; interment will be held at a later date at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Sandpoint, Ind. Condolences may be submitted on-line at


Vanessa Mathis

Scot Ward Funeral Services

After a sudden illness, Vanessa Moser Mathis of Conyers went to be with her Lord on Monday, Nov. 28, at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was born on Dec. 31, 1954 in Athens, to Jack and Lovella Moser. She was a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church in Stone Mountain, and her childhood church was Forest Heights Baptist Church in Athens. Vanessa was the Regional Human Resources Manager for HCR ManorCare. She attended Bob Jones University and Toccoa Falls College.

She is survived by her husband, Jack L. Mathis; her children, Ashley and Brian DeBerry, Jamie and Robby Monk, Beth and Steve Caison, Dawn Mathis, Cricket Mathis, and Wes and Pam Mathis; her grandchildren, Beau and Anna DeBerry, Carson Monk, Whitney, Luke, and Hannah Caison, Jack and Lauren Mathis; her sisters, Jackie Moser, Linda Maynard and her family.

Vanessa was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. "In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony." - Eva Burrows. Vanessa was our oil, cement and music. "Music is the medicine of the breaking heart." - Leigh Hunt

Christmas was Vanessa’s most favorite time of year. In this season of giving, she lived to shed joy on others. "In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these…ye have done it unto me." - Matthew 23:40

Services were held on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Mount Carmel Christian Church and was followed by a private graveside service for family only at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to The Salvation Army, Southern Headquarters, 1424 North East Expressway, Atlanta, GA 30329 and the Athens Chapter of The Gideons International, P. O. Box 15, Athens, GA 30603-0015, two charitable organizations very special to Vanessa. Condolences may be submitted on-line at


Doris Walker

Scot Ward Funeral Services

Doris Walker, 91, of Conyers, died Sunday, Nov. 20. Mrs. Walker was a retired educator with the Fulton County School System and a member of Crosspoint Christian Church.

She is survived by daughters, Margaret Walker, Abilene, Texas, Marilyn Fifield, Conyers, Joan Chabib, Marietta, Janet Walker, Goshen, Conn.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 25, at Scot Ward’s Green Meadow Chapel with Rev. Curt Zehner officiating; interment followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in College Park. Condolences may be submitted online