Fayette County Post 105

In Lasting Memory


Lt Col. Warren Charles Boyes, Jr., 63

Born to Warren Charles and Margaret Louise Frantz Boyes on March 31, 1953 in Kingston, Pa., Warren was the oldest of three sons. A lifelong lover of aviation, Warren graduated from Lehigh University in the ROTC program and was commissioned as an officer in the US Air Force.

Warren "Boomer" served for 23 years as a fighter pilot flying F-16s, A-10s, OV-10s and F-4s. After he retired from the Air Force, Warren joined Delta Airlines where he flew domestic and international flights for 20 years. A lifelong learner, Warren received two graduate degrees including his law degree.

Warren had an insatiable zest for life and adventure and was a self-proclaimed expert in all things.  He instilled in his family a love of travel and the importance of making family memories. He was brilliant, loyal, hardworking, happy and always whistling.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived and missed dearly by the love of his life, his wife of 41 years Jessie Sinift Boyes, their three children Jessica Christi Boyes Tillery (Adam), Warren Charles “Chip” Boyes, III and Kaili Tiana Boyes, two grandsons Adam “AJ” Kenneth Tillery, Jr. and Noah Warren Tillery and brother Jeff Boyes.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 30 at 2 p.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery, 5580 Knox Bridge Highway, Canton, Ga., 30114. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Olen Gunnin

Olen Gunnin, Sr., 92, of Fayetteville, passed away March 21, 2016. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a long time member of Fayette County Post 105, most recently serving as Post 105 Judge Advocate. Olen is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ora Jean Gunnin, a member of our Unit 105 Auxiliary.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 5:00-8:00PM, at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

A funeral service for Olen will be held Friday, March 25, 2016, at 11:00AM at First Christian Church, Tyrone. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta.  Members of our Post are asked to wear their Legion caps to the Friday funeral and will be seated together to honor our departed comrade. Contact Dave Niebes, deniebes@aol.com, 678-478-6872/cell for more info.

Harold Goza

American Legion Post 105 members were saddened at the loss of legionnaire Harold Goza, 86, of Fayetteville, Georgia. Mr. Goza was a U.S. Marine and a retired postal police officer. Mr. Goza served during the Korean Conflict, and was voted an Honorary Life Member. Mr. Goza also has the distinction of being the longest serving Post Commander, serving from 1979 -1986. Mr. Goza died on December 18, 2015. He is survived by his wife Betty G. Goza, daughter Carol Robin-son of Jackson, Georgia, daughter Sandra Lyle of Fayetteville, Georgia, son H.T. “Tim” Goza of Flori-da, son Joe Goza of Peachtree City, step-son Larry Hightower of Tyrone, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, December 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Harps Crossing Baptist Church.


Dale Wees

It is with great sadness that Post 105 members learn of the passing of Dale Wees, 94, of Peachtree City.  Dale was a proud member of The American Legion, Fayette County Post 105 for 42 years.  He was a WWII veteran and served as our Post Commander in 1988 and 1989 and was Adjutant for 6 years.  Members should remember in March 2014 during the Commanders Reunion when we heard about his experiences as our Post Commander.

The funeral service will be held Monday, December 15, 2014, at 2:00PM at Flat Creek Baptist Church, Fayetteville, GA, with Dr. Jerry Cross officiating. Calling hours will be prior to the service from 12:00PM – 2:00PM at the church. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City, with full military honors.  Legionnaires are encouraged to wear their Legion caps.  Rest in peace, Dale. 

Joseph Robert Bowers

May 1, 1924 - November 16, 2014

Joseph Robert “Joe” Bowers passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. He was born in Fayetteville, GA, May 01, 1924 to the late Joseph Edward Bowers and Winnie Clyde Mask Bowers. Joe proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during WWII receiving several Medals of Honor during his service, one being a World War II Victory Medal of Honor, before returning back home to Fayette County, GA in 1946 where he began employment with Delta Airlines. In 1957, he began working with Farmers and Merchants Bank locally in Fayetteville. In 1963, Joe was appointed by Congress as Postmaster, United States Postal Service, Fayetteville, GA. With his leadership, a few years later a Post Office was established and opened in Peachtree City where he served as Postmaster of Fayetteville and Peachtree City, GA for 30 years.
Joe was an active lifetime member of Starrs Mill Baptist Church, Fayetteville, now New Hope South Campus. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1947 and served consecutively and continuously on the Board of Deacons for the church for 50+ years. He has been a Legionnaire of the American Legion Post #105 for 67 years serving actively and consecutively 66 years. He served as the Finance Officer for Post #105 for more than 40 years. He was voted as an Honorary Life Time Member of the Legion Post #105 10 years ago and has been chosen the Post Legionnaire of the Year. He was a loving, caring and respectful husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law Jim Short. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evie Bowen Bowers; daughters Ann Short, Gastonia, NC, and Robin St. John (Heinz Dierselhuis), Peachtree City, GA; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Legion Post #105, Attn: Joe Bowers Memorial, P.O. Box 441, Fayetteville, GA 30214.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mowellfuneralhome.com. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, 180 N. Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA.

Karl Harrison

We are saddened by the passing of Carl Harrison of Fayetteville, a US Navy veteran of the Korean War era, on Jan 14th. Carl was a member of Post 105 and built the Post’s Korean War plaque that hangs on our Log Cabin wall, honoring our Korean War veterans.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

The funeral service will be held this Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church, GA Highway 92 N in Fayetteville. Reverend Dennis Watson and Reverend Oscar Cope will officiate. A burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park.