Mrs. Elna Jean (Pate) Thompson
Mrs. Elna Jean (Pate) Thompson, 67, of Haralson, Ga., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 at her home.
She was the City Clerk of Haralson for many years and later was a school bus driver. Mrs. Thompson was a member of Haralson Baptist Church and was born in Lumpkin County, Ga., the daughter of the late Grady Pate and Georgie Partain Pate.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking for contributions in Mrs. Thompson's name to the American Cancer Society, 135 Bradford Square, Suite B. Fayetteville, Ga. 30215.
She is survived by her husband, Mr. Floyd Harold Thompson of Haralson; son, Kenny and his wife Mary Jane Thompson of Haralson, Ga.; granddaughter, Melanie Thompson of Columbus, Ga.; sister, Dorothy Pate of Shallotte, N.C.; brothers, Henry Pate of Hobbs, NM, and Alton Pate of Haralson.
The family will receive friends at McKoon Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30.
A funeral will be at graveside in Haralson Baptist Church Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. Rev. Brian Edenfield and Rev. Winston Skinner officiating.
McKoon Funeral Home, Newnan, Ga.
Mr. William "Bill" Holloway
Mr. William J. "Bill" Holloway, 26, of Kingsland, and a former resident of Newnan, Ga., died Saturday, August 23, 2003 at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
A funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Kenneth Linnell will officiate, and burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.
Mr. Holloway was born May 20, 1977 in Newnan. He was employed as a mechanic.
Surviving are son, William J. Holloway Jr. of Newnan; parents, Marsha and Randy Redden of St. Marys and Joe and Peggy Holloway of Newnan; two sisters, Lori Holloway of Valley, Ala., and Crissy Redden of LaGrange; grandparents, Sylvania Lankford and the late Alvin Lankford and William (Pete) and Christine Oliver, all of Hogansville, and Violet Holloway and the late James Holloway of Whitesburg.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. Jerry Keith Mathews
Mr. Jerry Keith Mathews, 40, of Franklin, Ga., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003 at the West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, Ga. after a brief illness.
Mr. Mathews was born in Heard County, Ga., Nov. 6, 1962 to Jerry and Karen Duke Mathews. He was a receiving clerk for the Freudenberg Manufacturing Company, and a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a loving son, brother and friend.
A funeral will be Thursday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home with the Reverends Lynn Janney, Charles Chapman and McDaniel Becker officiating. Burial will be in the Prospect Church Cemetery.
Surviving are his mother and father, Jerry and Karen Mathews; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Kelly and Lynn Janney and Mandy Mathews; brother and sister-in-law, Brett and Tammy Mathews, all of Franklin, Ga.; and brother and sister-in-law Scott and Susan Mathews of LaGrange, Ga.; eight nieces and nephews; a host of friends.
Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, Ga.
Mrs. Martha E. Cheek
Mrs. Martha E. Cheek, 75, of Peachtree City, Ga., died Aug. 24, 2003.
She was born Sept. 22, 1927. She was the widow of Arnold E. Cheek. She was a member of Carmel Methodist Church.
A funeral was at C. J. Mowell Chapel in Peachtree City Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in Sharpsburg Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Delay officiated.
Surviving are daughter, Sandra N. Chitwood of Newnan, Ga.; grandsons, John "Ricky" Chitwood of Charleston, S.C., and "Jimmy" Arnold Chitwood of Newnan; great-grandsons, Jacob Chitwood and Emory Chitwood; sister, Margie Caldwell of Douglasville, Ga.; brothers, P. J. Calhoun of Griffin, Ga. and Eddie Calhoun of Woodbury, Ga.
Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, Ga.
Mrs. Jacqueline Faye Dewberry Cochran
Mrs. Jacqueline Faye Dewberry Cochran of Newnan, Ga., died Aug. 26, 2003 at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, Ga.
A homemaker, she was born July 23, 1942, in Coweta County to Clarence Dewberry and the late Helen Jackson Dewberry.
She was preceded in death by husband Bobby Lee Cochran.
Surviving are children, Danny and Terrie Levingston of Newnan, Ricky Cochran of Newnan, Mark and Kim Cochran of Newnan, Chris and Shannon Cochran of Franklin, Sallie Tittle of Newnan; sisters, Tammy and her husband Wes Bryce of Newnan, Peggy Dewberry of Newnan; brother, Kenny and Patti Dewberry of Newnan; 10 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Teel, Charles Hawn, Johnny Robards, Shane Cochran, Michael Robards.
The funeral is Thursday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. in Higgins Hillcrest Chapel. Burial is in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Ken Norton will officiate.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, Newnan, Ga.
Ms. Martha O. Kirk
Ms. Martha O. Kirk, 90, of LaGrange, Ga., beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003 at Avalon Health and Rehabilitation Center in Newnan.
Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Nesbitt of Newnan; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Marty and Leo Hohmann of Grantville; grandson, Tom Nesbitt of Newnan; two great-grandchildren, Joel Hohmann and Lily Hohmann, both of Grantville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nannie Snipes, and a brother, Henry H. Kirk.
Ms. Kirk was born Dec. 8, 1912 in Newton County, daughter of the late Issac Hays Kirk and the late Hattie Hollifield Kirk. She lived in LaGrange for 18 years and was a member of the First Assembly of God in LaGrange. A former resident of Hapeville, she retired from Morrison's Cafeterias and was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Hapeville, where she kept the nursery for many years.
A funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at graveside in Restlawn Memory Gardens in LaGrange. The Rev. Mac Cartwright will officiate.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.
Mr. Ronald Adams
Mr. Ronald Adams, 60, of Riverdale, Ga., died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 after several months of declining health.
Mr. Adams was born in Heard County, Ga., on July 22, 1943 to the late Anice Adams and Maude Street Adams. He was a self-employed Wholesale Produce Merchandiser. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and served his country faithfully in the United States Army. He was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services for Mr. Adams will be Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Whittenburger officiating. Interment will follow in the Centralhatchee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife Carmen Louise Adams; son Ken Adams; grandson Cameron Adams all of Riverdale, Ga.; five sisters Nina Bussey of Franklin, Ga., Vautell Robinson of Breman, Ga., Bobbie Jean McOwen of Arizona, Jane Dean of Roopville, Ga., and Niner Spradlin of Roanoke, Ga.
Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home of Franklin, Ga.
Bessie Hill Fields
Bessie Hill Fields, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at Christian City in Union City, Ga., after a long battle with Alzheimer Disease.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, Ga., with Dr. Tom Daugherty officiating. Interment will be at Shadowlawn Cemetery in LaGrange, Ga. at noon. The family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 25 from 5-8 p.m. at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City.
Survivors include daughter and son in-law Betty F. and John D. Smith of Newnan, Ga.; granddaughter Wanda and her husband Lanny Adams of Newnan; grandson Randy Smith and his wife Wendy of Marietta, Ga.; and four great-grandchildren.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Homes, Peachtree City
Mr. Thomas W. Flournoy
Mr. Thomas W. Flournoy, 67, of Luthersville, Ga., died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at Beaulieu Convalescent Center in Newnan, Ga.
Mr. Flournoy was born June 12, 1936, in Meriwether County. He was a resident of Meriwether County most of his life, was a member of East Newnan Baptist Church and retired as a mechanic from J.O. Barber Lumber Company in Luthersville.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 in the chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville, Ga. Rev. Clarence Denney will officiate and interment will be in the Luthersville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
Flowers are welcomed, or memorial contributions may be made to Haven House Hospice, 5411 Northland Drive, Atlanta, Ga., 30342.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Jackie Whitten Flournoy; daughter Miss Doris Flournoy; grandson Blake Spratlin; mother Mrs. Lucille Flournoy Braswell, all of Luthersville; four sisters Mrs. Evelyn Spivey of Hogansville, Mrs. Sara O'Neal of Alvaton, Ga., Mrs. Mae Barber of Luthersville, and Mrs. Gladys Bishop of Newnan, Ga.; and four brothers Hubert Flournoy and Bobby Flournoy both of Newnan, Charles Flournoy of Luthersville, and Billy Flournoy of Moreland, Ga.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville
Mr. Robert E. Paris
Mr. Robert E. "Bob" Paris of Wesley Woods, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 at Newnan Hospital East.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003 at 3 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
McKoon Funeral Home
Mr. Eugene Rachel
Mr. Eugene Rachel of Newnan, Ga., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003.
Mr. Rachel was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Mary McGinty) Rachel on April 2, 1938 in Moreland, Ga. He joined The Mount Prospect Baptist Church in Moreland at an early age.
Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 25, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon First Baptist Church. Evangelist Patricia Arnold will deliver the eulogy assisted by Rev. Clifford Davis and other ministers. Interment will be at Eastview Cemetery. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include sisters Ms. Johnnie M. Rachel of Newnan, Ga. and Mrs. Sara Avery of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers Mr. Milo Rachel of Newnan, Mr. Calvin Rachel of Atlanta and Mr. Willie R. Rachel of New Orleans, La.; uncle Mr. Clarence McGinty of Newnan; aunts Mrs. Katie McGinty, Mrs. Dora McGinty and Mrs. Ruby McGinty of Newnan; sisters-in-law Ms. Lena Rachel and Ms. Eloise Rachel; special friends Mrs. Mary F. Hunter and Ms. Faye Powell; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home
Mr. Luther Alexander
Mr. Luther Alexander died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, in Carrollton.
Alexander resided at 74 Eastside School Rd. in Senoia. He was born on July 13, 1935 in Coweta County, the fourth child of the late Tommy and Helen Alexander. He married the late Betty Allen Hunt Alexander in December 1965. He is preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Alexander, and a sister, Corrine Duncan.
A member of the White Oak Grove Baptist Church, he loved life and his family and spent his spare time fishing, hunting, gardening and cooking.
Funeral services for Mr. Alexander will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at 2 p.m at White Oak Baptist Church on Gordon Rd. in Senoia. Remains will be placed instate at the church from 1 p.m. until the hour of service. The Rev. Kenneth Bailey will officiate, with Elder Calvin Bing and Rev. Steve Parks assisting. Interment will take place at the church cemetery. Pallbearers and flower ladies will be relatives and friends.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 until 8 p.m. The day of the service, the family will assemble at the residence at 1 p.m.
Survivors include children, Robert (Mary) Murry of Griffin, Ga.; Luther (Sandra) Alexander of Senoia; Tommy (Deborah) Alexander of Meansville, Ga.; Retired SFC, Johnny (Sara) Walker of Senoia; Terry (Robbin) Alexander of Haralson, Ga.; James (Joann) Mathis of Senoia; brothers and sisters, Harold and Suzie Alexander, King David, Lizzie Alexander, Melvin (Daisy) Talley, Horace (Nancy) Sweeting, Irvin (Kathalene) Tucker, Mary Evans and Sarah Alexander; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home.
Mrs. Thelma G. Brown
Mrs. Thelma G. Brown, 92, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at Hospice LaGrange.
Mrs. Brown was a resident of he Lone Oak Community in Meriwether County. She was born August 8, 1911 in Heard County, to the late William and Fannie Lou Harris Gladney. Brown lived in Hogansville for most of her life and was retired from Economy Auto Store. She also served as a seamstress for the public. A member of Highland Baptist Church in Hogansville, she was married to the late Melvin C. Brown.
The funeral service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Rev. Richard Campbell and Dr. Bob Atkins will officiate, and interment will take place at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville. Pallbearers will be Jamie Turner, Eric Burke, Jason Ritter, Tim Daniel, Jack Parker, Don Welborn, Curtis McNeely and Chris McNeely.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus Library for Accessible Services, 1120 Bradley Dr., Columbus, Ga., 31906-2800.
Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Betty and Alfred Daniel of Lone Oak, Frankie McNeely of Gainesville, Ga., and Anne and Danny Burke of Hogansville; eight grandchildren, Peggy Parker, Tim Daniel, Curtis McNeely, Elizabeth Welborn, Jamie Turner, LeAnne Turner and Eric Burke; and 14 grandchildren.
The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Anthony Buggs
Mr. Anthony Buggs, 38, of Atlanta, died Aug. 22, 2003, at Grady Healthcare System in Atlanta.
Mr. Buggs was the son of Ernest and Lillian Buggs, of 10 Rowe St., Newnan. Family may be contacted at this address.
Mr. Buggs was born on Jan. 5, 1965 in Pine Mountain, Ga., the only child of Ernest Buggs and the late Dorothy Culpepper.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at 11 a.m. from the Sellers-Smith Funeral Home. The Rev. Pearl Brown will officiate, with Rev. James Florence assisting. Interment will take place at the Eastview Cemetery. Pallbearers and flower bearers will be family and friends.
Friends and family are asked to assemble of the day of the service at the residence at 10 a.m.
Survivors include father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Buggs, of Newnan; grandparents, Addie May Buggs of Pine Mountain, Dorothy Byrd Culpepper of Atlanta; a stepbrother, Charlie Cook; a stepsister, Jackie Dennis (Donald); and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bonell Shelnutt Dean
Mrs. Bonell Shelnutt Dean, 80, of Franklin, Ga., died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at the LaGrange Hospice after several months of declining health.
Mrs. Dean was born on Sept. 19, 1922, in Heard County to the late Rugus Shellnutt and Julie Ann Prince Shellnutt. A former machine operator at the former Kelly Carpet Company in Franklin, Ga., she also worked as a cheery cafeteria lady at Heard County High School. She was a member of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church and was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Dean; one son, Billy Dean; one grandson, Timmy Buchanan; and a number of brothers and sisters.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dean will be held today at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Tom Stutts and Don Funeral Home. The Rev. Len Janney will officiate. Internment will follow at the Franklin City Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Martha Jean and Curtis Buchanan of Franklin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Diane Dean of Franklin, and Randy and Nancy Dean of LaGrange; one sister, Tommie Dean of Woodland, Ala.; three brothers, J.W. Shellnutt of LaGrange, James Shellnutt of Hogansville; and Terry Shellnutt of Franklin; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Stutts Funeral Home.
Ms. Sarah C. Parham
Ms. Sarah C. Parham, 66, of 79 Pinion St., Newnan, died Aug. 21, 2003, at South West Christian Hospice in Union City, Ga.
Ms. Parham was born on Aug. 30, 1936, to the late Marjorie Miller and Rufus Parham. Her step father was John Henry Miller.
Funeral services for Ms. Parham will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Sellers-Smith Funeral Home. The Rev. Phillph Carr will officiate.
Survivors include a daughter, Margie E. Parham; a grandson, Saliym Dumas; a son-in-law, Ansar Dumas; a brother-in-law, Mr. L.M. Dennis; a half-sister, Tammy and Jay Dennis; an adopted daughter, Cheryle Ragland; Big Mother, Minnie Robinson; aunts, Lillian Ragland and Charlie Ruth Tucker; cousins, Dr. Barbara Hill, Estell; a brother; Jarvis, Patricia Ragland, Shirley, Pauline, Junior, Tot, Chandra, Ricky, Tony, Stanley; and a host of many more cousins.
Special friends include Mildred, Mattie, Elaine, Big Sister, Meriam, Ms. Winnie, Mr. Junior, Mr. George, and all other special friends.
Special thanks to Mt. Vernon Church and Sister Margie Davie, Betty Lou, and everyone else who has shown their love and support.
Sellers-Smith Funeral Home.
Rev. Earl Eversole Sr.
Rev. Earl Eversole Sr., 55, of Graham, Alabama, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at Potter's House Assembly of God, Newell, Alabama.
He was born April 28, 1948 in Clay County, Kentucky, to the late Ford and Mary Roberts Eversole. He was a minister of the Gospel and a tuck driver for Brown Steel, Newnan, Ga. He was a member of Potter's House Assembly of God.
Surviving are his wife, Peggy Wiggins Eversole of Graham, Alabama; son, Earl Eversole Jr. of London, KY; daughters, Debbie Graves of Lexington, KY, Brenda Henson of London, KY, and Patricia Sizemore (Johnny) of London, KY; step-son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Tammy Noles of Graham, AL; step-daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Nathan Jeffers of Graham, AL; 10 gandchildren, one great-grandchild and eight step-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Alton Eversole of Arizona, Edward Eversole of Milan, OH, Ford Junior (Diana) Eversole of Milan, OH, John Eversole (Paula) of Milan, OH, Roy (Diana) Eversole of Mansfield, OH; Ted (Loretta) Eversole of London, KY, Hughie Eversole of Cascadia, OH; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alma Brooks (Bob) of Ft. Meade, KY, Betty Garrett (Joe) of Newnan, Ga.
A funeral is 2:30 p.m. (Georgia time) Sunday, Aug. 24 at Potter's House Assembly of God. Rev. Lewis Cushing and Rev. Ted Clay officiating. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Rainwater & West Funeral Home in Bowdon, Ga.
Rainwater & West Funeral Home, Bowdon, Ga.
Mrs. Rachel C. Pitts
Mrs. Rachel Cochran Pitts, 77, of Newnan, Ga., died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 at Pointe Magnolia in Newnan.
A funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 at First United Methodist Church of Grantville. The Rev. Darris Baker and the Rev. Glenn Vogel will officiate, and burial will be in the Grantville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.
Mrs. Pitts was born Feb. 22, 1926 in Hogansville, daughter of the late Lucious and Pearl Parks Cochran. A former resident of Atlanta and a former member and Sunday School teacher at Inman Park United Methodist Church, she lived in Plantation, Florida, for 25 years before making her home in Newnan in 1997. She was employed as an executive secretary, was a lifetime member of W.S.C.S., and was always an active church volunteer.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jerry Hicks of Peachtree City; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Margie Pitts of Gulf Breeze,Fla. and Ronald and Susan Pitts of Columbus; two brothers and their wives, Carl and Barbara Cochran of Douglasville and Marion and Mary Cochran of Ellenwood; four grandchildren, Kevin Feil, Kimberly and Mike Madison, Cassie Pitts, and Cochran Pitts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Eugene Pitts, and three brothers, Jimmy Cochran, Harold Cochran and Ralph Cochran.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Blvd., NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345-3315.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville, Ga.