David Russell Colomb

David Russell Colomb passed away unexpectedly Dec. 22, 2012, to be with God who has welcomed him into his eternal resting place.

Although on this earth only 57 years he left his mark on this earth by sharing his talents, his smile and gentleness with all of those whose life he so enriched.

David was predeceased in death by his maternal grandparents, Annie Roche Guillot and Alfred Guillo and his paternal grandparents, Alma Mouton Colomb and Louis Henry Colomb, all of whom were from Lafayette, La.

David is survived by his parents, Beverly Guillot Colomb and Russell Louis Colomb of Lafayette; high school sweetheart and wife of 35 years, Lisa Pyle Colomb; son, Casey David Colomb of Atlanta; daughter, Danielle Colomb Becker and her husband Jason Aaron Becker and three grandchildren, Jackson Alexander, Isabella Grace and Sophia Monique all of McDonough, Ga.; brothers, Garry Louis Colomb, his wife Roxeen Landry Colomb of Lafayette and Marc Alfred Colomb of Memphis Tenn. Extended family included his father-in-law, Allen Richard Pyle, mother-in-law, Betty Jean Morgan Pyle, sister-in-law, Catherine Lynn Pyle, and brother-in-law, Allen Richard Pyle, Jr. and his wife Joyce Pyle and many nieces and nephews.

David and Lisa enriched the lives of many in Destin and McDonough, Ga., area and are so very thankful for the many ways their lives were touched and whose blessings gave them so much.

Although David has left many wanting and needing more of his enriching ways, we are all so very thankful that God has enfolded him into his new life with special gracefulness and we have no doubt that he will remember all of those he touched with humility when we meet again.

Life is a two-way street and David travelled the right way, but the sky was his love. He was listed as an “Angel Flight” pilot but this week he used his own wings to his final destination. As his wife so eloquently put it “God needed an angel who could fly.”

In lieu of floral arrangements, the family has requested donations be made to Angel Flights of Georgia at www.angelflightsoars.org or by mail at 2000 Airport Rd, Suite 227, PDK Airport, Atlanta, GA 30341 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org or by mail at 6931 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 28 at Community Bible Church, 2001 Jodeco Rd., Stockbridge Ga. 30218 with a reception immediately following at Eagles Landing Country Club.

William Wells Barrett

William Wells Barrett of Destin, Fla., passed away Dec. 23, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Biloxi, Miss., while fighting cancer. He was born on Jan. 11, 1932, in Meridian, Miss., to William Andrew Barrett and Wilda Wells Barrett.

After his military service, he went into sales and earned many awards during his sales career, one being the leading branch manager for a national company. He had lived in Austin, Texas, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Atlanta, Ga., and continued to achieve his high volume sales production. The ability to remember names and facts would amaze everyone he had encountered. He was also a friend of Bill W. and loved all his friends dearly.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William (Billy); his daughter, Leslie; and his brother, Mike.

Survivors include his beloved Janice; son, John Barrett, of Destin and wife, Jennifer, and their son (Bill's special grandson, Gabriel); daughter, Lisa Daniels of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; and son, Leigh Barrett and wife, Debbie, of Atlanta. Survivors also include five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Bill also leaves behind his beloved dog, Maggie.

A special memorial service will be held at a later date.