Celebration of life fundraiser held for 3-year-old cancer victim

alt

Among the various show cars on display Saturday at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium was this "Guitar" motorcycle.

By JOHN A. WINTERS
john@newnan.com
Everything and everyone from the Batmobile to face-painting clowns to local country music stars were on hand Saturday to celebrate the life of Korey Latham.
The 3-year-old Manchester boy died Tuesday, shortly after taking a trip to Disney World through the Make-A-Wish foundation. In June of 2011, he was diagnosed with a stage IV neuroblastoma and had a relapse in August.
Dozens of vendors and even more specialized show cars were on display for the crowd, which continued to grow throughout the day at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium.
The concert was to help Korey’s family “with funeral expenses and anything else they need,” said event organizer Kristi Bales. “We’re offering a little bit of everything here and just want to thank everyone for coming out. It’s very important to us.”
Newnan-native Doug Stone said that “Korey went through a whole lot .
“I hoped he could be here, but God had other plans,” Stone said. “I’ve got five kids myself and to all of us this seems like a tragedy, but God’s master plan always works out ... and right now Korey’s in heaven.”
Stone’s first two albums in the early 1990s went platinum. Overall, he has charted 22 singles on Hot Country Songs, four No. 1s and eleven more Top Ten singles.

Another Newnan native, Corbett Jackson, was slated to play Saturday evening. He currently is working on his debut album in Nashville at EMI Studios on Music Row.

Other musicians taking the state throughout the day were Trenton Ewing, Lance Mapp, Jessie Cintron, David Leon and Justine Kelley.



More Local

Two suspects arrested in homicides

Two suspects have been arrested and charged in Monday's double homicide on Widgeon Trail. Kenya Nneaka Sewell, 26, and Jarico Deshun Brown, ... Read More


Family, friends: Defendant is sleepwalker

Day four of the trial of Benjamin Tyler Gray for the alleged rape of a woman in Senoia saw his defense team call a DNA expert to the stand T ... Read More


Senoia Council

‘Walking Dead’ fence has to come down

The chain-link fence that has provided secure parking and storage for equipment used in the filming of “The Walking Dead” in dow ... Read More


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Ruth Hill to implement new model

Ruth Hill Elementary School was recently selected as one of 10 schools in Georgia to implement Academic Parent Teacher Teams, a new parent-t ... Read More


Defense draws judge’s ire in rape case

The trial of a Newnan man indicted for rape continued in Coweta County Superior Court early Monday. Attorneys were able to hear the testimon ... Read More

Rape Trial

Connections, memories part of testimony

Three witnesses were called to testify in Monday afternoon’s session of the trial of Benjamin Tyler Gray, 29, accused of rape after an ... Read More