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Barbara Ponder

Aug 09, 1943 - Dec 03, 2023

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Kennesaw, GA

On August 9, 1943 Barbara Sue Ponder was born to Edney Rice and Fushia Chandler. A lover of flowers, animals and most of all, family are top of mind when her memory was discussed. Barbara had a great sense of humor and was a homemaker for her two daughters until 1992 when she began working in sales.Mrs. Ponder was a very detail oriented individual who enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching "Heartland" with her lovely dog "Cocoa" after her husband of nearly 51 years, Bill D. Ponder transitioned...Read More

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Lailah Renee Higgs

May 24, 2011 - Feb 14, 2024

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Kennesaw, GA

Lailah Higgs ObituaryLailah Renee Higgs, 12, of Kennesaw, Georgia was born on May 24, 2011, to her mother, Kenyetta Monique Steel. Lailah departed from this life to the next on February 14, 2024.The Public Visitation will be held the day before the service on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM, at Greener Pastures Funeral Home, 4405 Marietta Street, Powder Springs GA, 30217.The Funeral Service will be held the day after the visitation on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Located at 566 Whitlock Avenue NW Marietta, GA 30064. ServicesVISITATIONFridayMarch 1, 20246:00 PM to 8:00 PMGreener Pastures Funeral Home4405 Marietta StreetPowder Springs, GA 30127 FUNERAL SERVICESaturdayMarch 2, 202411:00 AMPleasant Grove Baptist Church566 Whitlock Ave NWMarietta, Georgia 30064

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Natasha Monique Brandon

Jun 27, 1983 - Feb 07, 2024

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Kennesaw, GA

Reflection of Life Natasha Monique Brandon affectionately known as “Tot” was born June 27th,1983 to the late Margaret (Lynn) Maddox and Anthony Bernard Brandon in Atlanta Georgia. She transitioned peacefully on February 7th, 2024, at WellStar Hospice Care Facility in Kennesaw. Natasha was educated in the Atlanta Public School System and was a graduate of Harper Archer High School, where she was a member of the Majorette Dance Team. Tot was a great cook and loved to prepare meals while entertaining her family and friends. She was the queen of fashion too; she loved dressing up by putting on her favorite color “red lipstick and high heels” lighting up any room she entered. She was a great drill dancer and loved dancing so much she changed her name to “Sasha” after the singer Beyonce. Those who knew Tot would say she was respectful, loyal to her word, dependable and encouraging. When Tot could no longer get out she would call you up and say her favorite phrase “WHAT’S THE TEA”, always wanting to know what was going on. She will best be remembered for her warm and outgoing personality. This was very evident by the love she bestowed upon her daughter along with her sister, nephews, family, and close friends. Before her illness got the best of her, Tot worked for Westminster Commons where she served as a cook, preparing meals and always willing to help a patient in need. Later in life Tot began to study and believed in Jehovah (God) and knew she was blessed. She is preceded in death by her loving mother, Margaret (Lynn) Maddox, paternal grandparents, and maternal grandfather. She leaves to cherish her precious memory: loving daughter De’Anna Rozier, father Bernard (Sandra) Brandon, grandmother Donna Maddox, sister Shana (Tony) Brandon, two brothers Demetris Brandon and DeAnthony Heath, two nephews Jaylynn Smith and Jabari Pitts and a host of uncles, aunties, cousins, family, and friends. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”. No more sadness; no more regrets; I did my best. I am moving on to heaven. Timothy 4:7 To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Matthew Alexander Powell

Jun 03, 1982 - Feb 13, 2024

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Kennesaw, GA

Matthew Alexander Powell, 41, of Kennesaw, Georgia passed away on February 13, 2024. Matt was the first born to Kenny Alexander Powell and Judy Terry Powell of Columbus, Georgia. He was an exceptionally bright child who had many accolades and achievements over his time in Muscogee County Schools. He went on to graduate with a degree in Discrete Mathematics from Georgia Tech. After college, Matt’s love of math and analytics translated into his career with the Segal Company as a fully certified actuary. He was a generous, caring son, brother, and cousin but most importantly he was a loving and devoted husband and father. Matt is survived by his wife; Emily Slade Powell, and daughters; Sylvia Louise, Matilda Ann, Abigail Gwen and anticipating a new baby girl this summer. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Parkhill Cemetery, 4161 Macon Road, Columbus, Georgia 31907 with Rev. Jimmy Elder to officiate. Family will meet with friends one hour prior at 12:00 PM at the gravesite. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a college fund for Matt’s children to Emily Powell at 2018 Cockrell Pointe, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152. In the memo line please add Powell Scholarship Fund. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be made for the Powell family at www.shcolumbus.com.

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Karen Njeri Gitau

Jul 26, 1972 - Jan 31, 2024

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Kennesaw, GA

Karen Njeri Gitau, age 51, of Kennesaw, Georgia passed away January 31, 2024. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel in Marietta, Georgia. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park in Marietta, Georgia. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 from 10:30 am until 11:00 am at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta, Georgia.

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Kameron Thomas Hughes

Died : Feb 10, 2024

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Kennesaw, GA

Kameron Thomas Hughes, age 19, of Kennesaw, GA passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024. Kameron attended North Cobb High School, he had a passion for cars and motorcycles, he was a fun loving, quick witted and his ambition was unmatched. He set goals and achieved them. He loved his family and friends with a nonjudgmental heart. His laughter and good times will be fondly remembered. Kameron leaves to cherish his memory; Mother; Misty Hughes, Father; Chris Hughes, One Brother; Devin Hughes and Sister; Shay Hughes and his many friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 12:00 Noon until service time.

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Carol Lynne Kemp

Jun 12, 1955 - Feb 03, 2024

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Kennesaw, GA

Carol Lynne Kemp, age 68, passed away on Saturday February, 3rd, 2024. Carol was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was a lifelong resident of North Cobb County. She was a friend to many and respected by all that she met. She retired from IBM after 29 years as a project manager. In retirement, Carol treasured the time spent with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her memory will be cherished by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Carol is survived by her sons Timothy Grizzle (Beth) and Matt Palmer (Bonnie), her grandchildren Chase Grizzle (Bri), Abby Pallaschke (Ryan), Alex Grizzle, Rhett Palmer, and Kyle Palmer, and her great-grandchildren, Jackson Pallaschke, Delaney Grizzle and Autumn Grizzle. Carol was preceded in death by her parents William Doyle and Aline Vaughan, and her sister LuAnne West. A visitation will be held on Friday February 16th, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home and Memorial Park at 2950 North Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA 30152. A chapel service is scheduled for Saturday February 17th, 2024 at 11:00 am, officiated by Pastor Cory Pallett. She will be laid to rest at Pine Ridge Memorial Park.

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Anne Marie Sparks

Nov 28, 1927 - Feb 01, 2024

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Kennesaw, GA

Anne Marie Sparks, 96, of Kennesaw passed away Thursday, February 1, 2024. A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, February 3rd at 2:00pm in the Polk Memory Gardens 2245 Rockmart Hwy., Cedartown, Georgia 30125 with Rev. Dennis Bellamy officiating. Please check back for a full obituary. Collins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms. Anne Marie SparksTo plant Memorial Trees in memory of Anne Marie Sparks, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Earl E. Smith

Jan 06, 1931 - Jan 30, 2024

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Kennesaw, GA

"Earl E. Smith, 93 of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away on January 30, 2024. Earl was the founder of E. Smith Heating and Air in Marietta. He was preceded by his wife of 63 years, Rachel and is survived by his daughters, Debbie Abernathy (Barry) and Cheryl Forrester (Richard); grandchildren, Claire Abernathy Fisher (Jay), Emily Abernathy (Eric Schlipf) and Rachel Lee Forrester; three great grandchildren; sister, Betty Lynn Masters, Kathlene Ellis and brother, Hoyt Smith. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Monday, February 5, 2024 at Eastside Baptist Church in Marietta. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 PM Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Mayes Ward Dobbins Historic Marietta Chapel. Contributions may be made to the Calvary Childrens Home or the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theater."

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Don Hammett

Aug 23, 1934 - Jan 27, 2024

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Kennesaw, GA

"Don Hammett, 89, of Kennesaw passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024 surrounded by loved ones. A celebration of his life will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16th at North Metro Church in Marietta. He will be interred at Georgia National Cemetery with honors. Don is survived by his loving wife, Claudia Hammett; children, Lisa Preston, Eric Hammett (Paige), Nadja Silvey (Dan), Chris Johnson (Shanan) and Chad Johnson (Trish); sister, Shirley Brideau and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended family. Don was born in Gadsden, Alabama and spent his childhood in Anniston. As a teen he was anxious to serve our country and joined the United States Marine Corp after which he settled in Cobb County. He operated Hammett Men’s Shop in the 70’s and then founded Don Hammett Realty. For the next 40\u0026#43; years he was instrumental in developing a good bit of Cobb County during which time he served as chairman for the American Cancer Crusade; the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross; president of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce for N. Cobb; active with Cobb County Industrial Authority for years; and was President of the Piedmont Lions Club. He was the recipient of Distinguished Service Award for Community Service in 1969. He had a passion for golf, tennis, sailing and enjoyed traveling the world. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in his honor to Wellstar Community Hospice."

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Ella Thompson

Jun 26, 1937 - Jan 14, 2024

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Kennesaw, GA

Ella Thompson, of Kennesaw, Georgia, gracefully left us on January 14, 2024, at the age of 86. Born in Atlanta, Ga on June 26, 1937. Ella was raised on McPherson Avenue near Grant Park and graduated from Murphy High School. Ella's journey was marked by a profound love for life and helping others. Ella's infectious smile and kind heart illuminated every room she entered, effortlessly connecting with everyone she encountered. Her unwavering presence will forever be missed, but her memory will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those who knew her.Ella was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, James L. "Bud" Thompson, by her parents, Alexander McNaughton and Geneva York, and daughters Debbie Snider Owens, Karen Krum, and Melinee Megel. Ella is survived by her daughter Becky Snider Street, grandsons Jeremy Edwards, Jacob Megel, granddaughters Julie Walker, Teri Rose, Jennifer Addington, Jessica Prophett, and Stepanie Megel.To honor Ella's memory, the family is holding a celebration of life from 2-4 on January 27, 2024 at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park located at 1861 Dallas Hwy Marietta, Georgia 30064.

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