Community Obituaries
Carl Edward Graham

Carl “Eddie” Graham, 72, also known by friends and family as “Pap”, of Franklin, Ga, went home to be with
the Lord peacefully with family by his side on Monday, August 11, 2014 at his home.
Born on Sept 21, 1941, in Greenford, Ohio to the late Wilbert & Martha Graham, he was the eldest of 8
children.  He served our country in the US Navy for 7 years as an electrician.  He resided in Heard County
Ga for the last 30 years.  Served as an Elder of New Antioch Christian Church which he helped organize
and build.  He was a member of First Christian Church of Newnan at the time of his passing.  He will be
most remembered for his community service as a good Christian man.  He would give the shirt off his
back even if it was the last thing he had left.
He is survived by the love of his life for 55 ½ years, his wife, Linda Graham.  Survivors also include, Cheri
Whoric(Bob) of Whitesburg, Ga, Michelle Mauro-Knight(Gregg) of Brigantine, NJ, Wendy Hollis(Bill) of
Everson, Pa, Carla Kuehl(Charles) of Newnan, Ga, 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and
several of his siblings.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Martha Graham, Sister Helen Dale, and his dear oldest
daughter Debra Graham.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to First Christian
church of Newnan in Carls name.
A memorial service was conducted at his home in Franklin, Ga on August 16, 2014.

Mrs. Charlotte Joh-Childs

Mrs. Charlotte Merlene Creel Joh- Childs, age 87 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her home on
Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Funeral services for Mrs. Joh-Childs will be conducted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. from the
Stutts Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, Georgia. The interment will follow in the Caney Head United
Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive guests at the funeral home Monday evening, July 21,
2014 from 6-8 P.M…
Mrs. Joh-Childs was born in Lakeland, Florida on February 12, 1927, the daughter of the late Oscar
Goldridge Creel and Nona Ethelda Lucas Creel. From a very early age it was clear that Charlotte would be
a woman of high character and a tremendous work ethic. As a young mother she became a popular
television personality in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg area. Her beautiful face, wonderful voice, and sweet
dispositions made her a favorite among the television audience, so much so that she actually received
much more fan mail than the show’s star. While developing her career she was able to maintain the
perfect balance at home with her family. Her children regale her as a perfect cook who always had a
fabulous meal on the table!  Even with a very full schedule she managed to have time to design and make
beautiful clothing for her five little ones. It was during this time in her life that she became the Orchid
Queen and was first runner up in the Mrs. Florida Pageant. When the television industry changed to cater
to the Pop Culture she knew it was time for her to change direction. She did this by delving into the
banking industry. Never afraid of hard work and wanting to assist her husband with the family income she
began work as a teller.  At the time of her retirement she was Senior Vice President of the Fulton Federal
Savings and Loan in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout her lifetime there was one thing that was always a
constant, her dedication to her Lord. Until she was well up in years her sweet voice was enjoyed by her
church family. Even though she was senior to most, her still lovely face, soft spoken voice, and Godly
ways likened her to an angel. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Childs of Franklin, GA.; four daughters, Sherry Jones (Skip) of
Franklin, GA., Charlene Odem (David) of Cartersville, GA., Taffee Joh-Oakes (Ronnie Brannon) of
Woodland, AL., and Pennee Rowland (David) of Palm Harbor, FL.; one son Fritz Joh (Sharlene) of Franklin,
GA.; one sister Margie Sue Brock (Bill) of Holliday FL.; fifteen grandchildren; and eighteen great-
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Leopold Edwin Joh.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.