Striffler- Hamby Mortuary
Rev. Dr. William R. Conine, Jr.
The Rev. Dr. William R. Conine, Jr., age 81, of LaGrange, GA died Thursday, November 12, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Dr. Conine served as minister at seven churches in the Georgia area and was presently the Parish Associate at the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Clare McCarley Conine; son, W. Roy Conine, III (Kathy) of Ellerslie, GA; daughter, Cathy Kennedy of Marietta, GA; daughter, Beth Bean (Steve) of McCormick, S.C.; grandchildren, Ben Barnes, Alex Conine, Alison Kennedy, Madeline Kennedy, and Andrew Kennedy; great grandchild, William Wyatt Conine; sister, Pegge Murphy (Ed) of Huntsville, AL; and several nephews. Memorial service was held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, November 15, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church of La-Grange. The reception was in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions to the Dr. William R. Conine, Jr. college fund be made to First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange. com.
Arrangements were by Striffler- Hamby Mortuary Frances Rebecca Mitchell Ward
Frances Rebecca Mitchell Ward, age 75, of LaGrange, GA passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at Hospice LaGrange. Mrs. Ward was born July 31, 1940 in Wedowee, AL, daughter of the late Bob Mitchell and Dessie Rogers Mitchell. She had lived in LaGrange for the past 39 years and received the Troup County Mother Of The Year Award in 1982. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, James F. Ward, Jr.; eight children, James F. Ward, III, David (Amy) Ward, Kenneth Ward, Robert Ward, Timothy (Whitney) Ward, Cynthia (Bubba) Walston, Sandra (Bill) Griffin, and John (Misty Jo) Ward; 16 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Long Cane Baptist Church with Reverend Leonard Hodge officiating. Burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery. The gathering of family and friends will be on Monday from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Long Cane Baptist Church Striffler-Hamby Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.