Comrade Charles "Ed" Durdick died January 6, 2022. He was a Life Member of Post 2667.
U.S. Army - Life Member
Charles lrvin Kennedy, age 87, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. He was born on October 20,1932 in Heflin, AL to the late Charles A. Kennedy and Pearl Edwards Kennedy. Along with his parents. Charles is preceded in death by his older brother and older sister. He is survived by children, David l Kennedy and his wife Angela, Gary Kennedy and his wife Linda; grandchildren, Alex Kennedy and his wife Andrea and Grant Kennedy. The memorial service celebrating the life Charles lived is Monday` July 20: 2020 at 4:00 PM in the chapel of McKoon’s Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, in Newnan. Charles will be buried at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, AL. Charles served his country in the United States Army from 1952
until his honorable discharge in 1954, Charles was a veteran of the Korean War. A memorial service for Charles I. Kennedy will be held on Monday, July 20, 2020, 1600 hours at McKoon's Funeral Home in Newnan,
U.S. Air Force - Life Member
Jesse Couch Howard was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 21, 1946. He was one of three children born to the late Jesse Couch Howard: Sr. and Ethlyn Lanette Mitchell Howard, Since having two guys in the same family with the same name could be confusing, the younger one came to be known as "Jake". Jake would serve in the United States Air Force from 1966-1970 during the Vietnam War. In 1987 Jake and his wife Eveann made the decision to move their family to Newnan from Jacksonville, Florida. Jake had an affinity for anything mechanical and loved the challenge of “fixing any and everything". This meshed seamlessly with Ills career choice and he was employed as an electronics technician for Video Jet. Jake was not a one-dimensional person by any means. His strong, right brained self was most creative. He and Eveann enjoyed collaborating on musical projects and served for years in the choir of their church, Jake's attention to detail made him a natural for his love of painting. Having served in the military, he was keenly aware of the support needed by returning service men. He faithfully supported the VFW Post 2667 in Newnan and their programs that benefited students in high school and their educational projects. During their retirement years Jake and Eveann enjoyed doing background for the film industry in Georgia. Jake was dedicated to his family and his faithful wife of 35 years, Eveann Moore Howard. He was adored by his sisters, Trudy Howard Wray and Ethlyn Howard Hindman. He embraced being a father figure to Theresa a. (and Byron) Pullin and Christine E. (and Chris) McCullough. He quickly earned the respect of the grandchildren Staff Sergeant Emily McCullough, Nicholas McCullough and Hannah Pullin. Jake will long be remembered for his many talents, for sure, but most importantly for the exemplary life he led as a husband, father figure, grandfather: caring sibling and servant of his nation. Jake Howard's life of service and dedication will be honored in a service of celebration and thanksgiving for all his contributions to his friends and family. The service will be an event of Saturday, January 18: 2020 in the Chapel at M6Koon 38 Jackson Street in Newnan. The service will be led by his longtime friend and former pastor, Dr. Joel E. Richardson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 3:00 PM. Interment will be at a later date in Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.
Life Member - US Army
Mr. Jackie “Pop” Nelson Davis, age 78 of Newnan, Georgia passed away at his home on October 28, 2018. He was born in Colquitt, Georgia to the late Jeffery Blackshear Davis and Pauline Drake Davis. He was a member of Living by Faith Church and proudly served in The United States Army for 25 years. Along with his parents Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Wallace.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Deloris Vaughn Davis; son, Kenneth McLamb; daughters, Monica Doddridge (Robert), Melissa Folds (Terry), and Denise Warnock (Wade); brothers, Kenny Ray Davis, Max Davis, and Gene Davis. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home at 2:00. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 at the Funeral Home and Thursday from 1:00-2:00 prior to the service. Pastor Terry Calhoun, Pastor Greg Morris and Pastor Brian Hosmer will officiate.
Member - US Navy
Mr. Douglas Lamar Gilbert, Jr. (Doug, Jr.), age 71, beloved husband of Janna Adams Gilbert, passed from this world into the arms of God on July 11, 2018, after a blessed life in this world.
Born January 5, 1947 to the late Capt. (Retired) Douglas L. Gilbert, Sr. and Nedra Hood Gilbert, Doug, Jr. was the second child and the oldest son of the six children (Peggy, Doug, Jr., Don, Dennis, David & Susie). As a young man, Doug, Jr. attended College Park High School.
In the late 60's, he enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served for approximately six years. His military service included sea duty off the coast of The Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Upon return to civilian life, Doug, Jr. was employed as a fireman in Griffin, GA, and later at the College Park Fire Department, and for a period of time, also served as manager of one of the Gilbert family Wendy's restaurants. It was in 1995, however, when Doug, Jr. began a new career that would quickly become his passion for the remainder of his working life Yellow Page Sales. For over fifteen years, Doug, Jr. earned his living as an award-winning salesman for The Community Phonebook. Excelling in sales, Doug, Jr. endeared himself to his clients in the fact that he never met a stranger. His can-do attitude, his persistence in closing that "one last" sale for each day, and his tremendous work ethic gained him numerous awards and immeasurable respect as well as praise from throughout his company.
Through the years, Doug, Jr. was always an active member of his local Church, in whichever city he was living in at the time. Always willing to serve and participate, Doug, Jr. felt a very strong bond with the Church and Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Mr. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Janna; his three children, Larry (Becky), Ted (Mary), & Carrie Melissa Moore (Justin); two sisters (Peggy, Susie), three brothers (Don, Dennis, David) and their respective spouses; and numerous grandchildren.
A celebration of life memorial will be held at the College Park Methodist Church in College Park, GA beginning at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 21. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the . Moores Funeral Home & Crematory of Milledgeville has charge of arrangements.
An on-going remembrance of Post 2667 members who have moved on to their next mission.
Adams, John Amos
Alexander, Robert W, Jr
Amis, Robert W. "Will"
Barron, Lindsey H
Bennett, Merle L, Jr
Dobbins, James F
Gilbert, Douglas L, Jr
Goodrum, James F
Hammond, Bobby B
Henderson, George R, Sr
Mealor, David Lamar
Morgan, Fred H
Ragan, William Thomas
Scott, Frederick P "Scotty"
Smith, Donald Ray
Kennedy, Charles I.
Howard, Jesse C.
Nieto, Jessie L.
Lopez, Ignacio "Nash"