Polk County Georgia Obituaries 1998

Following is a list of Obituaries for Polk County Georgia 1998 transcribed from the Cedartown Standard and submitted by Wendell Stephens

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Mrs. Addie Rebecca Allbritten, age 83, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, November 21, 1998. Mrs. Allbritten was born April 23, 1915 in Cullman County, Ala. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Curtis Allbritten of Conyers and Lonnie Allbritten of Cedartown; two daughters, Edna Garmon of Cedartown and Helen Paxmon of Marietta; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 24, at Litesey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Allbritten and the Rev. Darrell Web officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included her grandsons. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Lawrence F. Allgood, age 88, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 1998 in the Cedartown hospital. Mr. Allgood was born August 22, 1910 in Rockmart. He was a retired Aragon Mills employee, a former Georgia Department of Transportation employee, a charter member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church, and a former Van Wert City councilman. He was preceded in death by his parents, John T. and Fannie Holcomb Allgood; two brothers; and seven sisters. Survivors include his wife Edna Marks Allgood of Rockmart; three daughters, Eloise Carroll of Austell, Sandra Smith of Rockmart and Joy Watford of Rockmart; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 11, from the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. David Taylor, the Rev. Fred Watts, Jr. and the Rev. Randy Cape officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Franklin Statham, Billy Holland, Doug Wheeler, J.C. Gazaway, Jim Ledbetter and Wilson Martin. Honorary pallbearers included Mark Carroll, Lawrence Mitchell Carroll, James Michael Upton, Jr., Chris Watford, Melissa Hobgood, and Michelle Wood. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Fred Alred, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, December 14, 1998. Mr. Alred was born November 15, 1929 in Floyd County. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a son James McDowell of Senoia; two daughters, Donna Jean Engle and Ellen Waudby both of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, George H. Alred of Forrest Park; three sisters, Jane Warren, Sara Bradshaw and Joan Jackson all of Cedartown; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Wednesday, December 16, from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with MR. James Nelson officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Forrest R. Allred, age 76, of Lawrenceville, GA. and formerly of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Allred was born May 21, 1921 in Polk County and was a member of Water Oak Baptist Church of Conyers, GA. He was a retired chef with the Mariott Corporation and was a combat veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific front. He was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie A. Stephens Allred and Newton G. Allred; a brother, J. W. Allred; and a sister, Cleo Morris. Survivors include his wife Ethel Farmer Allred of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a son Forrest Allred Jr., of Lawrenceville, GA.; two sisters, Gladys Byers and Eloise Little both of Cedartown; three brothers, Buddy Allred of Cedartown, Billy Allred of Atlanta, GA., Charles Allred of Stone Mountain, GA.; and a number of grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 17, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. James Guy and the Rev. Robert Akins officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post 86. Pallbearers included Lamar Allred, Jimmy Allred, David Allred, Steve Allred, David Little and Chris Byers. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Brenda Almaroad Anderson, age 51, of 701 13th Avenue, N.E. Jacksonville, passed away Friday, August 21, 1998 in UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Anderson was a resident of Calhoun County most of her life. She was a graduate of Jacksonville High School and of Jacksonville State University. She was employed by the Calhoun County Department of Human Resources for 29 years as Supervisor of Child Support. She was a member of Bonnie Brook Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her father, Orvil Almaroad. Survivors include her husband, Winston L. Anderson, Jr. of Jacksonville; a daughter, Amanda Anderson Raulerson of Jacksonville; and her mother, Ruby Brown Almaroad of Jacksonville and formerly of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 25, at the K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Ray officiating. Interment followed in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers included Greg Almaroad, Blake Almaroad, Wallace Almaroad, John Dorrill, Lee Dorrill, Jeff Almaroad, Josh Deason, and Matt Deason. K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Harold F. Anderson, age 80, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, June 7, 1998. Mr. Anderson was born March 26, 1915 in Louisville and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Augusta, South Carolina. He was a retired owner of his own roofing business in Augusta. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary McCray Anderson; his parents, Harvey and Mary Wilburn Anderson; and a son, Harold F. Anderson. Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Holcomb of Cedartown, Sue Chason of Buford, S.C., and Judy Stowers of Melbourne, Florida; a son, Robert E. Anderson of North Augusta, S.C.; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 1 p.m. in Magnolia Cemetery in Waynesboro with the Rev. Harold Roland officiating. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lois Myrtie Gilley Anderson, age 81, of Buchanan, passed away Saturday, February 7, 1998. Mrs. Anderson was born February 28, 1916 in Felton and was a member of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Pennington Anderson. Survivors include three sons, Louis Anderson, of Cedartown, Thomas Anderson, of Heflin, Ala., and Melvin Anderson, of Reveena, Ohio; three brothers Earl Gilley Gable, of Decatur, Leonard Gilley, of Oklahoma City Okl. And Van Gilley of Carrollton; four sisters, Cortez McGraw, of Lindale, Lillian Donaldson, of Roopville, Ronez Hopkins, of Cedartown; fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Anderson were held Tuesday, February 10, at 2 p.m. in the Youngs Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Wood and the Rev. Dean Wadarczyk officiating. Interment followed in the Little Creek Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jose Arencibia, age 91, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Arencibia was born February 4, 1907 in Havana, Cuba. He was preceded in death by is parents, Placida Valladares Arencibia and Pablo Arencibia. Survivors include his wife, Claurinda Arencibia, of Cedartown; sons, Jose Arencibia, Freddy Arencibia, and Nelson Arencibia, all of Cedartown; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with Father Richard Young officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Jessy Trujillo, Raul E. Arencibia, Joey Arencibia, Freddy Arencibia, Jr., Randy Prewett and Rodney Saucier. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Samuel Ash, age 92, of Montevallo, Alabama, passed away Sunday, March 15, 1998. Mr. Ash was born May 29, 1905, in Talladega County, Alabama and was a retired foreman in the construction business. He was a member of Little Cedar Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Ash; a sister, A. B. Pratchard; and two brothers, Bruce Ash and Macon Ash. Survivors include two sisters, Faye Madison of Cedartown and Hazel Byrd of Lebanon Missouri; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside service for Mr. Ash was held Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Sanders Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Rice officiating. Interment followed in Sanders Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Pearl Sloman Atkins, age 87, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, February 28, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Atkins was born April 5, 1910 in Polk County and was a member of Pine Bower Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Atkins; a daughter, Betty Ray; and a great grandson. Survivors include a son, Frankie Atkins of Cedartown; three grandchildren; seven great grand children; and two great great grandchildren. Funeral service for Mrs. Atkins was held Sunday, March 1, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Pine Bower Baptist Church with the Rev. W. A. Ivey officiating. Interment followed in Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Atkins, Arthur Atkins, Bill Sloman, Winfred Sloman, Eddie Ivey, and Bruce Hackney. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Cora Jane Austin, age 80, of Ideal, Ga., formerly of Yorkville, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 1998. She was born on July 15, 1918 in Paulding County. She was a homemaker and a member of Yorkville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raiford B. Austin, Sr.; her parents, Penson W. and Dora Waters Brown; and two sons, Raiford B. Austin, Jr.; and an infant son. Survivors include a son John A. Austin of Yorkville; two daughters, Shirley Haney of Star, N. C. and Mary Lambert of Grantville; two brothers, William Brown of Bainbridge, Rev. Harvey Brown of Yorkville; four sisters, Frances Price and Myrtle Price, both of Temple, Jessie Mae Brown and Bertha Harrell, both of Buchanan; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter also survive. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 23, 1998 from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ernest Fennell officiating. Interment followed in Yorkville Cemetery. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Alberta Cooper Bailey, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, April 13, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Bailey was born January 30, 1933 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Emmett Cooper and Ruby Philpot Cooper. Survivors include two sons, Charles B. Bailey, Jr. of Center, Ala., Freddie Dewayne Cooper of Cedartown; two brothers, Eudell Cooper and Albert Cooper, both of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Grady Welchel officiating. Interment followed at Northview Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements..


Mr. Timothy Lee Bailey, age 63, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, September 18, 1998 at Redmond Medical Center in Rome. Mr. Bailey was born July 30, 1935 in Rockmart and lived in Rockmart most of his life. He was a retired draftsman and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Bailey. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Ingle Bailey of Rockmart; his mother, Lillian Bailey of Rockmart; two daughters, Debbie Scoggins of Silver Creek and Julie Steele of Springfield, Va.; a stepdaughter, Diane McLamb of Rockmart; four grandchildren and three step grandchildren; and one step great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 20, from the Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Hobart Pierce, the Rev. Phil Bray, and the Rev. Steve Carroll officiating. Interment followed in Yorksville Cemetery. Pallbearers included Mike Williams, Bill Willis, Thomas Argo, Tony Fuqua, Rick Brown, and Rodney Lee McLamb. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Virginia F. Bailey, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 1998 in a local hospital. Mrs. Bailey was born August 10, 1922 in Polk County. She was a member of New Etna Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Otis Fleming and Luella Brown Fleming. Survivors include her husband, Andy G. Bailey, of Cedartown; and a sister Katharine F. Daugherty, of Tennessee. The funeral service was held Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 3 p.m. from New Etna Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Thomas officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Curt Lockridge, Jason Lockridge, Matt Brown, Derrick Lee, Adam Lee, and Danny Whaley. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Thomas Baird, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 1998, in an out of town hospital. Mr. Baird was born April 20, 1916, and was a native of Posterdale, Ga.. He was a veteran of Patton,s 3rd Army WWII European Theater. He joined the GA. State Patrol in 1952. Retired in 1975. He served Post #29 in Cedartown achieving the rank of Sgt. And Post Commander before retiring. He was of Methodist faith and a member of Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church in Cedartown. Survivors include his wife, Roena Baird; a daughter, Jane B. Lathem; three sisters, Louise Campbell, of Cornelia, Ga., Vera Loyd, of Rockmart and Rev. Ruth Baird Shaw of Rome; and a grandson. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 19, 1998 at 1 p.m., at Kresge Memorial Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tim Baird, Dr. Warren Lathem, the Rev. Ruth Baird Shaw, and the Rev. Jim Turrentine officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Ga. State Troopers and honorary pallbearers were law enforcement officers. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Benjamin Hopps Barbre, age 57, of Oxford, passed away Saturday, December 12, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Barbre was born March 19, 1941 in Albany. He was a farmer as well as a State Farm agent for 23 years. He was a member of Lithonia Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Fleming Barbre and brother Samuel D. Barbre who was killed in Vietnam. Survivors include his wife Melody Camp Barbre of Oxford; his father James C. Barbre, Jr. of Albany; four sons, Benjamin David Barbre of Dalton, Samuel Hopps Barbre of Lawrenceville, C. Neal Barbre and J. Blake Barbre both of Athens; five sisters, Joanne B. Hutchinson of Albany, Margaret B. Jolly and Judith B. Wilson both of Cedartown, Ginny B. Collins, Greenville, S.C., Frankye B. Lemay of Albany; four brothers, James C. Barbre, III of Alpharetta, Wilkins F. (Bill) Barbre and Bob O. Barbre of Albany, and Richard O. Barbre of Palm Harbor, Fla. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Kirby Hill officiating. Interment followed in Northview Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers included Lamar Smith, Jim Tipson, Gene Karsner, Gene Arrant, Phil Boss, Jim Florence, Randy Morris, and Sid Blackstone. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Ruby Ethel Brummit Barker, age 95, of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 1998. Ms. Barker was born on October 4, 1903 in Tennessee. She was a member of Cedartown Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Alvin Barker of Cedartown, and Herschel Barker of Harold, Ky; one sister, Maydell Hopkins of Cedartown; ten grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 21, 1998 from the Litesey Chapel with Minister James Nelson officiating. Interment followed in the Lime Branch Cemetery. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sarah Helen Lanning Barker, age 63, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 1998. Mrs. Barker was born July 4, 1935 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her son, Alvin Scott Barker. Survivors include her husband, Alvin P. Barker of Cedartown; two sons, Michael Gene Barker and Jerry Clinton Barker both of Cedartown; two brothers, Bud Lanning of Cedartown and Howard Lanning of Chatsworth; four sisters, Martha Jarrett of Rainsville, Ala., Linda Burton of Big Stone Gap, Va., Betty J. Brown of Cedartown and Ruby Brantley of Athens; 14 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 12, from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Wood officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers include Jeff Brewer, Bud Lanning, Tony Coburn, Dennis Coburn, and Scottie Lanning. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Edward Everett Shaw, age 91, of Cedartown passed away Wednesday, November 11, 1998. Mr. Shaw was born May 15, 1907 in Madison Co., Texas. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cedartown. Survivors include a son, Edwin Shaw of Marietta; two sisters, Jewell Dyer and Willie Ruth Pope both of Cedartown; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, November 13, from Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Ross officiating. Interment followed. Memorial contributions can be made to First Methodist Church. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Linda Faye "Gaga" Barnett, age 54, of Cedartown passed away Sunday, February 15, 1998, in a local hospital. Mrs. Barnett was born January 4, 1944, in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Faye Crawford. Survivors include her father, J.W. Crawford, of Cedartown; three daughters, Tammy Sanchez, of Cedartown, Tara Barnett, of Rome and Sandy Dobbs, of Cedartown; a son, Danny Barnett, of Cedartown; a brother, James William Crawford, of Warner Robbins; and four grandchildren. Memorial service for Mrs. Barnett was held Wednesday, February 18, 1998 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Swafford officiating. Interment followed in Eastview Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Donald Ray Barry, age 46, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, December
31, 1998. He was born December 24, 1952 in Polk County, Ga. He was
preceded in death by his brother John Edward Barry in 1992. Survivors
include his mother, Omie Brumit of Cedartown; father, Sterling Barry; three
brothers, Mark Barry, Randy Barry, and Darrel Brumit, all of Cedartown; one
daughter, Donna Barry of Ohio; three sisters, Libby Newsome of Rainbow City,
Ala., Robin L. Bennett of Rome, GA., and Mary Ann West of Cedartown; and
five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 2, 1999 in
the chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. R. B. Hulsey and
Rev. Anthony Trawick officiating. Interment followed in the Wimberly Hill
Cemetery. Pallbearers included Joey Pierce, Jerry Baldwin, Darrell Brumit,
David Newsome, Neldon Hutchinson, Ronnie Brumit, Michael Moore, and Billy
Blair. Honorary pallbearers were Hugh Thomas Wright and Stanley Wright.
Lester Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Gladys Marie Jackson Bartlett, of Dugdown Rd., Felton, passed away October 19, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Bartlett was born November 28, 1933 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lewis Bartlett; and her parents, Martha Wiggins Jackson and Clyde Franklin Jackson. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Pike; two sons, Franklin Eugene Jackson and Tommy Wayne Jackson; three sisters, Betty Jackson, Rosa Lee Jackson and Darlene Hunter; three brothers, Ralph Jackson, Luke Jackson and Mack Jackson; 9 grandchildren; and a great granddaughter. Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 20, from Polk Memory Gardens with the Rev. Tommy Forrister officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Larry Jerome Bates, age 49, of Rome, passed away August 22, 1998. Mr. Bates was born June 21, 1949 in South Carolina. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Rutledge Bates of Cedartown; his parents, Haywood and Lois Venable Bates of Cedartown; four brothers, Jerry and Carlton Bates of Cedartown, Dennis Bates of Sharpsburg and Danny Bates of Carrollton; two sisters, Diane Pitts of Melborne, Fla. And Debra Boughey of Cedartown; three daughters, Tina McDowell of Felton and Amy and Ann Bates of Jackson. Memorial services were held Thursday, August 27, at the Lock and Dam Park in Rome. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Clara Shaw Beck, age 96, of Cedartown died Sunday, February 22, 1998. Mrs. Beck was born September 11, 1901, in Polk County. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, a member of Phi-Mega Sunday School Class and the Helen Carter Circle. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Luther Shaw and Daisy Millican Shaw; her husband, George W. Beck; a sister, Gladys Voyles; and two brothers, Charles Layton Shaw and Cliff Shaw. Survivors include a son, Dual Beck of Cedartown; a daughter Lois Tuck of Cedartown; a brother, Ed. E. Shaw of Cedartown; two sisters, Jewell Dyer and Ruth Pope, both of Cedartown; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Graveside service for Mrs. Beck were held Tuesday, February 244, 1998 at 3:30 p.m. in the Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Ross officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Billy C. Beck, age 70, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, December 7, 1998. Mr. Beck was born April 16, 1928 in Bowden, Ga. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sue C. Beck of Cedartown; two sons, Hoyt Beck and Chuck Beck of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Debra Beck of Dallas, Texas; one step-daughter, Cathy Brumbelow of Rome; one brother, Ray Beck of Cedartown; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, December 9 from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Dr. Jerry Mahan officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Wilson Boman, age 80, of Fruithurst, Ala., passed away March 8, 1998 at Cedartown Health Care in Cedartown. Mr. Boman was born August 13, 1917 in Cleburne County, Ala.. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Perry and Arzella Turner Boman: and his wife, Frances Long Boman. Survivors include his sister, Marvella B. Shoemaker of Cedartown. Funeral services were held March 10, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Miller Funeral Home Chapel , the Rev. Benny Abney officiating. Music was provided by Tammy Miller and Diane Gray. Interment followed in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery of Muscadine, Ala.. Pallbearers were Emil Bowman, David Bowman, Michael Boman, Jerry Shoemaker, Ron Shoemaker, and Larry Shoemaker. Miller Funeral Home of Tallapoosa was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Neta Rose Baswell, age 85, of Borden Springs, Alabama, passed away, Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at her residence. Mrs. Baswell was a lifelong resident of the Borden Springs community and was a member of the Borden Springs Church of Christ. Survivors include: two daughter, Ruth Piper of Fruithurst, Alabama and Willie Mae Allbritten of Cedartown; a son, Lloyd Baswell, Jr. of Borden Springs, Ala.; a sister Polly Glass of Borden Springs, Ala.; two grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Baswell were held on Thursday, March 19, 1998, at the Michelsen-McGee Funeral Home in Piedmont, Ala. With Franklin McGee and Benjamin Richardson officiating. Interment followed at the Piedmont Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Herbert Baswell, Michael Joe Cavender, Richard Pollard, Steve Pollard, Scott Walker and Roy Williams, Jr. The Michelsen-McGee Funeral Home of Piedmont Ala. Was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Donald J. Bates, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 1998 after an extended illness. Mr. Bates was born May 27, 1916 in Powder Springs, GA. and was a member of Worldview Baptist Church. He was retired from the General Electric Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Col. Jones Bates and Bertha Alice Watson Bates; his first wife, Thelma Ford Bates; a brother, Terry W. Bates; and a sister Edith Mae Bates. Survivors include his wife, Pluma Willia Baldwin Bates of Cedartown; two daughters Nancy Bates Daugherty and Teresa Baldwin Browning, both of Cedartown; a son Steven Paul Baldwin of Cedartown; a brother, Terry Wendel Bates of Cedartown; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held. Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Worldview Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Conner and the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Chris Hern, Dale Long, Tommy Forrister, Noah Benefield, Billy Wilkerson, Otis Blair and Len Buffington. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Grady D. Beavers, age 68, of Esom Hill, passed away Friday, October 16, 1998. Mr. Beavers was born May 1, 1930 in Cotter, Arkansas. He was a member of the Protestant faith and Masonic Lodge #672 Texarkana, Texas. Survivors include his wife Margaret Beavers of Cedartown; a son, Jon C. Beavers of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Shirley Hok of Columbus and Jan Whitley of Norfolk, Va.; four sisters, Jean Brown of Galena, Mo., Sue Bailey of Nevada, Mo., Peggy Tetro of Phoenix, Ariz. And Shirley Ciranni of Groverland, N.Y..; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 18, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the chaplain Stephan Lovasik officiating. Interment followed in Wellti Cumberland Cemetery in Cullman, Ala. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Maynon Conyer Beck, Jr., age 80, of Arab, Ala., passed away Monday, October 19, 1998. Mr. Beck was born November 6, 1917 in Polk County. He was a member of Little Harmony Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maynon Conyer Beck, Sr. and Hattie Brazier Beck. Survivors include his wife, Clois Beck of Arab, Ala.; five sons, Charles Beck of Albertville, Ala., Fred Beck of Cedartown, Gary Vaughn of Biloxi, Miss., Randell Vaughn and Rayburn Vaughn both of Arab, Ala.; a daughter Geraldine Elizabeth Tidwell of Maryville; two sisters, Mary Astin and Arville McCurry both of Cedartown; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 21, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Royce Campbell and the Rev. Earl Montgolf officiating. Pallbearers included Charles Beck, Jeffery Beck, John Beck, Gregory Beck, Christopher Beck and Jeff Vaughn. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Clara Mae Benefield, age 86, of Buchanan, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, August 16, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Benefield was born January 3, 1912 in Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her parents, William R. Davis and Jennie Hicks Davis. Survivors include three daughters, Joyce B. Cain of Channelview, Texas, Gloria Witcher and Doris Strickland both of Covington; two sons, James Gary Benefield of Bremen and William Benefield of Felton; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 18, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Feaster and the Rev Marty Smith officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Mrs. Benefield&rsquos grandsons. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Thomas Blair, Jr., age 71, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, April 26, 1998. Mr. Blair was born January 16, 1927 in Cedartown and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, Tom Denman of Warner Robins, GA., and James J. Blair of Wisconsin; three daughters, Tamara Rynders, Donna Rhoda and Roxanne Blume, all of Wisconsin; four brothers, James F. Blair of Jonesboro, Ga., Henderson Blair of Cedartown, Sammy Blair and Herman Blair, both of Michigan; three sisters, Sara Coffey of Cedartown, Elizabeth Morris and Jeanette Roquemore, both of Franklin, Ga.; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. R. B. Hulsey officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert Young Bolton, age 78, of Longmont, Colo., passed away Monday, September 28, 1998 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Denver, Colo. Mr. Bolton was born January 7, 1920 in Cedartown. He served for 27 years in the U.S. Air Force. He attended the University of Michigan, then the University of Arizona. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and Sigma Nu. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942, soon after Pearl Harbor, and served until 1946, flying many types of aircraft. Bolton flew 29 combat missions from England in the B-17G with the 100th Bomb Group, Third Division, Eighth Air Force. He received numerous medals and commendations, among which was the Air Medal with three oak-leaf clusters. Following World War II, he returned to the University of Arizona and graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration. After graduation, he received his regular commission in the Army Air Corps in November 1947 and flew a C-54 cargo plane to Germany. Mr. Bolton flew 225 sorties in one year in the Berlin Airlift delivering food and coal amidst ground fire to Templehof Airdrome in Berlin. He received three more oakleaf clusters to his Air Medal, as well as several more medals. He returned to the U.S. in 1949 and entered the Strategic Air Command, flying the B-36 heavy bomber with the 11th Bomb Wing. He then transferred to Eglin Air Force base in Florida where he began flying the B-52G Stratofortress jet bomber. Mr. Bolton retired as a command pilot with the rank of lieutenant colonel in August 1969, after 8, 240 hours flying time, 5,500 of those for the Strategic Air Command. He moved to Longmont after retirement from the Air Force. The next 21 years were spent in the business community as a sales representative. The last nine years of employment were with Selby Auto Glass and Windshields America. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adene Young Bolton and Charles Warren Bolton; and a brother Charles W. Bolton, Jr. Survivors include his wife Zetta of Longmont; three daughters, Doris E. Bolton of Mission Viejo, Calif., Joyce E. Bolton of Long Beach, Calif., and Susan Luther of Ashford, Wash.; a brother, Rowland Parks Bolton of Bainbridge; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 1, at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, with full military honors.


Mrs. Daisy Mae Bowman, age 83, of Knox Mountain Road, Rockmart, passed away Monday, December 21, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Bowman was born August 25, 1915 in Green County, Ala. She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mitchell Bowman; parents, Roy William and Pearl Moon Eskew; and one sister, Lizzie Lou Hulsey. Survivors include five sons, W. Arthur Bowman of Nashville, Tenn., Ernest E. Bowman of Rock Springs, J. C. Bowman of Rock Springs, George Bowman of Rockmart, and Jimmy Bowman of Rocky Face; one sister Marion Hulsey of Rockmart; 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 23, from Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Eddy Hughes and Rev. Gene Livingston officiating. Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers included Reginald Campbell, Marshall Campbell, Cohen Turner, Charlie Woods, Bobby Woods, and Randall Portwood. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Wilson Boman, age 80, of Fruithurst, Ala., passed away March 8, 1998 at Cedartown Health Care in Cedartown. Mr. Boman was born August 13, 1917 in Cleburne County, Ala.. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Perry and Arzella Turner Boman: and his wife, Frances Long Boman. Survivors include his sister, Marvella B. Shoemaker of Cedartown. Funeral services were held March 10, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Miller Funeral Home Chapel , the Rev. Benny Abney officiating. Music was provided by Tammy Miller and Diane Gray. Interment followed in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery of Muscadine, Ala.. Pallbearers were Emil Bowman, David Bowman, Michael Boman, Jerry Shoemaker, Ron Shoemaker, and Larry Shoemaker. Miller Funeral Home of Tallapoosa was in charge of the arrangements.


Dylan Joseph Bowman, the infant son of Jerome and Robyn Pope Bowman, of Rockmart, passed away August 25, 1998 in a Rome Hospital. He was born August 25, 1998 in Rome. He was preceded in death by his Great grandfather, Raude Bowman, Sr. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Hannah Bowman of Rockmart; grandparents, William and Joe Ellen Mull Bowman of Aragon and Ronnie and Rose pope of Douglas; great grandparents, Erestine Bowman of Rockmart, Raymond and Mary Mull of Aragon and Junior Pope of Douglas; and a great great grandmother, Katie Bell Atkins of Griffin. Graveside services were held Friday, August 28, in New Prospect Cemetery with the Rev. Gregory Pope officiating. Pallbearers included James Bowman and Rodney Pope. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. arrangements.


Mr. Jack H. Braucht, age 78, of Warner Robins, Ga., died Monday, May 11, 1998. Mr. Braucht was a native of Wisner, Nebraska and had lived in Warner Robins since 1942. He was a 35-year veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a civil service employee at Robins A.F.B., during Vietnam. He retired from Robins as Deputy Chief of the Airborne Radar and Electronic Warfare Inventory Management Division. Mr. Braucht was the owner of J.B.,s Nursery for over 20 years. He was one of the organizers of the Robins Federal Credit Union where he served as its Treasurer and served on the Board of Directors for the first four years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the United Methodist Men,s Club, the Friendship Sunday School Class, and a past member of the administrative board. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of Arrow and was active in the Middle Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts. While involved in scouting, Mr. Braucht earned the distinguished Eagle, the Silver Beaver, the Methodist Honor Badge, and he participated in the world wide jamborees in Tokyo, Japan and in Ludwika, Sweden. He was a member of The Men,s Garden Club, The Middle Georgia Camellia Society, The Warner Robins Cancer Unit, The Warner Robins Kiwanis Club, Tyrian Lodge #111, and an active member of Habitat for Humanity. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Daisy Braucht; and his wife, Evelyn Saye Braucht. Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Braucht Henslee of Cedartown, and Letha Braucht Morris of Eatonton, Ga.; a son George Saye Braucht of Stockbridge, Ga.; a sister Virginia Maas, of Nebraska; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Warner Robins with the Rev. Carlton Carruth and the Rev. Stephen Webb officiating. Entombment followed at Magnolia Park Mausoleum with Masonic rites. The family received friends on Tuesday at the Christopher-Smith Funeral Home of Warner Robins was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Roscoe E. Brookshire, age 78 of Cartersville, formerly of Aragon, died Sunday, January 11, 1998, in Cartersville. Mr. Brookshire was born February 8, 1919, in Floyd County. He was a retired line foreman with General Motors, a member of Euharlee Baptist Church, and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Duke Brookshire; a son, Wayne D. Brookshire; and parents, Jim and Bessie Stokes Brookshire. Survivors include five brothers, Turner Brookshire, of Aragon, Carl Brookshire, of Atlanta, Ben Brookshire, of East Point, Doyle Brookshire, of Virginia, and Duke Brookshire, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; a sister, Sara Womack, of Rockmart; three grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. The graveside funeral service was held Tuesday, January 13, at 2 p.m. in Aragon Cemetery with the Rev. Earl Vaughn officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Evelyn W. Brock, age 73, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, September 17, 1998. Mrs. Brock was born February 25, 1925 in Cullman County, Ala. She was a member of The Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris Rayford Brock. Survivors include a son, Michael Harris Brock; a daughter, Lynne Brock Mangum; a sister, Ruby Ellis; and two grandchildren all of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 2 0, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Minister Alvis Miller and Minister James Nelson officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Dennis Moore, Kenneth Waits, Morgan Tracy, Jeff Waits, Mark Maxwell and Dudley Waits. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Allen B. "Pops" Brown, age 69, of Felton, passed away Thursday, June 25, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Brown was born June 22, 1929 in Floyd County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict, and a truck driver for D.M.S. Construction Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Josey Deforist Townsen and James H. Brown. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Gay Lumpkin of Silver Creek; five sons, Dennis Allen Brown of Rome, Billy Wayne Brown of Felton, Johnny Renee Brown of Dalton, Roger Dale Brown of Rome, and Christopher James Brown of Fairmont; a sister, Shirley Terry of Rome; a brother, Billy Joe Brown of Kentucky; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 28, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Julian Adcock and the Rev. Billy Rampley officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post #86. Pallbearers included Jerry Parrish, Charles Brock, Jr., Larry Sexton, Don Moore, Gene Barnett, Davey Shoemaker, Earnest Haney, and Eric Benefield. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Donald L. Brown, age 61, of Rockmart, died Sunday, May 24, 1998 at Cedartown Health Care. Mr. Brown was born March 18, 1937, in Rockmart. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest D. and Ida Austin Brown; and a brother, J. W. Brown. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Opal Easterwood of Cedartown; and an aunt, Mrs. Ona Head of Rockmart. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 2 p.m. in Yorkville Cemetery with the Rev. Hobart Pierce officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Leona M. Brown, age 90 of Montgomery, Ala. And formerly of Rockmart, passed away Monday, April 20, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Brown was born May 9, 1907 in Douglasville, GA. and was a charter member of the Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church. She was a former Goodyear employee and a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband F. Carlton Brown; her parents, E. W. Morris and Nora Jane Dansler Morris; a son C. B. Brown and a grandson. Survivors include a son John Lowell Brown of Montgomery, Ala.; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 3 p.m. at Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Hobart Pierce and the Rev. Steve Carroll officiating. Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers included Kirby Brown, John Bowdon and Tommy Warren. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Ellen Brown, age 66, of Tallapoosa, passed away Friday, January 15, 1998. Mrs. Brown was born May 30, 1931, in Polk County and was a member of The Church of God. She was preceded in death by her father, Mr. J. C. Forrister. Survivors include her mother, Liddell Forrister, of Cedartown; her husband Dewilton Brown; a son Jotty Brown, of Tallapoosa; a daughter, Judy Lancaster, of Tallapoosa; a brother, Rev. Wesley Forrister, of Bowden; two sisters, Lee Ingram, of Cedartown and Mac Dell Stephens, of Rome; Thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 18, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Elgin Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Cole Hansard, Stephen Hansard, Charley King, Nathan Forrister, Michael Moore and Michael Worsham. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Jean Elizabeth Brown Brumby, age, 75, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, January 8, 1998. Mrs. Brumby was born November 8, 1998 (sorry this is the date given) in Lincoln County, Kentucky and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Mason Brumby, Sr.. Survivors include, a son Mason Brumby, of Cedartown; two daughters, Clara Jean Odom, of Lawrenceville, GA. and Sara Chalpon, of Dunwoody; two sisters, Charlene Jordon Orman, of Beach, Fla., and Edna Jordon, of Rockmart; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 10, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Dave Grove and Dr. Jerry Mahan officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Brewster, Britt Brumby, Hugh Kilgo, Micky Spinks, Jack Odom, and Brad Shelton. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Roland Vinson Brown, age 60, of Tallapoosa, passed away February 10, 1998, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Brown was born February 17, 1937, in Haralson County. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy T. Brown. Survivors include his mother Clares Wilson Brown, of Buchanan; his wife Jane Rooks Brown, of Tallapoosa; a daughter, Patricia Thrower, of Buchanan; a son Thomas Roland Brown of Tallapoosa; two grandchildren; a sister Myra McElhannon, of Buchanan; brothers, Doyle Rooks, Leonard Robinson, and Harold Marks, all of Waco, Tony McKenzie, of Carrollton, Rayford Hannah, of Bremen, Eddie Eidson, of Roopville and Doug Rooks, of Bowdon. Funeral services were conducted February 13, 1998, at 11 a.m. from the Tallapoosa First Baptist Church with the Rev. Roland P. Brown and speaker Rufus Dixon officiating. Music was provided by Tommy Smith. Interment followed in the Hollywood cemetery. Pallbearers were Stephen McElhannon, Tim McElhannon, Robbie Robinson, Randy Rooks, Craig Marks, Keith Marks, Jeff Hannah, Neal Hannah, Jason Rooks, and Ronald Eidson. Miller Funeral Home of Tallapoosa was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Burch, age 84, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, February 19, 1998, at her residence. Mrs. Burch was born January 21, 1914, in Polk County. She was a homemaker and a Christian Scientist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Burch; and parents, R.W. and Ella Sanders Bullock. Survivors include a son Bobby Burch of Rockmart, a daughter, Helen Burch of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; a brother, Stephen C. Bullock of Rockmart; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Graveside funeral services was held Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 3 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Steven Usry officiating. Pallbearers were Keith Shuman, Buren Thompson, Trey Sorrells, Russel Upton, Frank Shelley, and Steve Shelley. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Owen Clifford Burell, age 66, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, November 19, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Burell was born August 21, 1932 in Polk County. He was a retired electrician with Marquette Cement Company and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff and Ethel Wix Burell; and a sister Velma Burell. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Cole Burell of Rockmart; a son, William D. Burell of Rockmart; three daughters, Donna Broome of Rockmart, Bonita Maddox of Cartersville and Sarah Elrod of Rockmart; three sisters, Louise Shepard of Rockmart, Earline Lee of Cedartown and Peggy Burell of Rockmart; eight grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 22 from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Brown officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Clifford Shepard, Randy Smith, Conn Cole, Kevin Maddox, Eddie Cole and Roger Cole. Honorary pallbearers included Paul Hawkins and Stephen Cole. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Pauline Horton Butler, age 80, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, April 24, 1998. Mrs. Butler was born February 2, 1918 in Etowah County, Ala. And was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther F. Butler, in Nov. 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Madded of Cedartown; and a grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 26, 1998 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. David Grove officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jason Green, Charlie Orr, Chris Holland, Van McKelvey, Dee Gilmore and Brian Holland. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Gary C. Cagle, age 48, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, July 19, 1998 in a local hospital. Mr. Cagle was born, August 28, 1949 in Polk County, and was a retired city firefighter and EMT. He was preceded in death by his father Herman Carl Cagle. Survivors include his wife Barbara Cagle of Cedartown; a daughter, Andrea Meliss Goulette; his mother, Fae Atkins Cagle; three brothers, Jimmy Cagle, Buddy Cagle and Gerald Cagle; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 21, 1998 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Swift and the Rev. Steve Fetfenhour officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jim Cagle, Jeff Cagle, Glafus Bowling, Tony Bowling, Tony Brazier and Charles McKellar. Honorary pallbearers included Andy Johnson, Barry Bullard, Steve Manning, Lee Wilkerson, Carl Thomas, Michael Payton and Wayne Andrews. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Bertie Wilson Camp, age 87, of Cedartown, Highway, Rockmart, died Monday, December 14, 1998 in a Rome Hospital. Mrs. Camp was born July 11, 1911. She was a homemaker and a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glover A. Camp; parents, Charles Jefferson Wilson and Etta Cane Wilson; and a daughter Mary Etta East. Survivors include a granddaughter, Lisa Traylor of Cartersville; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 16, from New Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Church and Rev. Ray Hopkins officiating. Interment followed in New Prospect Cemetery. Pallbearers included Blake Lingerfelt, Raymond Cook, Jr., Bill McCarty, Cliff Cook, Steve Cook, and Timothy Cook. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Rubie Louise Waddell Camp, age 66, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, September 20, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Camp was born April 12, 1932 in Cherokee County Ala. She was a retired retail clerk with J.C. Penney Co. and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louise Presley Waddell and William Lon Waddell; and a brother, William Waddell. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Stephens and Glenda Vinson both of Cedartown; two sons, Johnnie L. Camp, Jr. of Marietta and David M. Camp of Canton; a sister, Geraldine Couch of White; and three grandchildren, Leigh Ann Shipley, Shae Stephens, and Kyle Stephens. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 23, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammy Hall, the Rev. Larry Ritch, Sr., the Rev. Danny Tucker, and the Rev. Walter Childers officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Bill Davis, Leo Couzzort, W.C. "Pud" Willingham, J.R. Waits, Greg Shipley and J.V. Williamson. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ann Holland Campbell, age 58, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 1998. Mrs. Campbell was born June 16, 1940 in Rockmart. She was a homemaker and a member of New Home Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Henry and Lois Locklear Holland; and a daughter, Melinda Whatley. Survivors include her husband, Mac Campbell of Rockmart; a son, Gregory G. Whatley of Hiram; and a sister Nellie Reagan of Rome. Funeral services were held Friday, November 13, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Dooley officiating. Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers included Richard Bell, David Shanks, Franklin Morris, George Locklear, Donald Wolfe, and Don Lyle. Honorary pallbearers included Ed Hill, Loyd Locklear and Branson Locklear. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Nick Caputo, age 17, of Aragon, passed away Friday, August 14, 1998, in an Atlanta hospital. Mr. Caputo was born April 3, 1981 in Dalton. He attended the First Baptist Church and would have been a junior at Darlington High School. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Sherri and Matt Hawkins of Aragon; his father, Frank Caputo of Newnan; his grandparents, Norris and Delores Hines of Amelia Island, Fla.; and a great grandmother, Evelyn Davis of Canton, Mich. Memorial services were held Monday, August 17 at First Baptist with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Concluding services were held in Corinth Church Memorial Gardens in Hickory, N. C. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Leonard Julius Carter, Sr., age 78, of Marietta, passed away Friday, November 20, 1998. Mr. Carter was a native of Cherokee County, N.C. and has lived in Marietta since 1969. He worked as a carpenter in the construction business and was a veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Lynette Whatley Carter of Marietta; four sons, L.J. Carter, Jr. of Cooksville Tenn., John Carter of Kennesaw, Donald K. Osborne of Wisconsin and Scott A. Osborne of Marietta; two daughters, Mary Ann Fairchild of Panama City, Fla. And Terretha M. Turner of Douglasville; and nine grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, November 23, at Mountain View Memorial Park with the Rev. Robert Anderson officiating. Interment followed. Winkenhofer Funeral Home in Smyrna was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Eva Louise "Sue" Carter, age 64, of Bremen, passed away Friday, May 15, 1998. Mrs. Carter was born May 27, 1933 in Polk County. She was employed as a legal secretary for the Holmes and Holmes Law firm. She was preceded in death by her parents, D. I. McCombs and Jewell Irene Fricks McCombs. Survivors include her husband, Jack Carter of Bremen; a son, Dennis Morgan Carter of Bremen; a sister, Elizabeth Johnson of Cedartown; a brother, James R. McCombs of Cedartown; and a grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Hightower Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Frazier officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Chuck Johnson, Greg Johnson, Joe Carter, Randy Rutledge, David Frazier and Jeff Dingler. Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lillian Lucille Cason, age 89, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, September 20, 1998. Mrs. Cason was born July 24, 1909 in Polk County. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Bob Lanning of Cedartown and Howard Lanning of Eton; five daughters, Betty Brown and Sara Barker both of Cedartown, Martha Garrett of Rainsville, Linda Burton of Big Stone Gap, Va. And Ruby Brantley of Monroe; two sisters, Ruth Winkels and Burnice Carter of Cedartown; 39 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren and a number of great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 23, with the Rev. Reginald Campbell and the Rev. Royce Campbell officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Beatrice Chafin, age 81, of Cedartown, died Sunday, January 4, 1998, at her residence. Mrs. Chafin was born January 27, 1916, in Boaz, Ala.. She was a retired Practical nurse and a member of Euharlee Baptist Church. Survivors include her son Jimmy Chafin, Sr., of Cedartown; daughter, Mrs. Jennie Cole, of Cedartown; sister, Mrs. Wilma Massey, of Rockmart; four grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services was held Tuesday, January 6, 1998, at 11 a.m. from Euharlee Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewey Atchley and the Rev. Stevie Waddell officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Deacons of the Euharlee Baptist Church served as pallbearers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Rev. Gordon Russell Chandler, age 85, of Anniston, Ala., passed away Friday, October 9, 1998 at his home. Rev. Chandler was a native of Cherokee County, Ala. And was a retired Baptist minister who had served as pastor of nine churches including New Harmony and Mountain Home Baptist Churches in Polk County during the early 1940&rsquos. Rev. Chandler owned and operated a farm near Cedartown prior to entering full time into the ministry. Other business ventures included an auto mechanic garage, a sawmill, and a construction company. At age 31 he sold the farm and other business and went back to school. He graduated from Armuchee High School, near Rome, in 1946. He was selected to give the commencement sermon for the class. He also attended Howard College, now Samford University, in Birmingham. He was also a Mason for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Chandler and Pearl Garmon Chandler; two brothers, Gerald and Horace Chandler; and a grandson, Dr. Charles H. Chandler, Jr. Survivors include his wife; Kathleen Green Chandler of Anniston; five sons, Dr. G. Harold Chandler of Huntsville, Ala., Dr. Charles H. Chandler of Richmond, Va., Dr. B. Glenn Chandler of Memphis, Tenn., Dr. Jerry W. Chandler and Gerald W. Chandler both of Birmingham, Ala.; a brother, V. Ray Chandler of Cedartown; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 11, at Blue Mountain Baptist Church in Anniston. Interment followed in Forestlawn Mausoleum, Anniston. Gray Brown Service Mortuary of Anniston was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Harold B. Chase, Sr., age 91, of Largo, Fla. Passed away Monday, August 3, 1998. Mr. Chase was of the Presbyterian faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Blanchard Chase. Survivors include two sons, Harold Braman Chase, Jr. and Allan Seamans Chase; a sister, Lois Chase Roberts; a brother, Robert W. Chase; four grandchildren, Allan Marble Chase, Melinda A. Chase, Daniel B. Chase, and Deborah Chase Griffin; and a great grandchild, Kevin Chase. Memorial services were held Tuesday, September 1, in the First Presbyterian Church of Cedartown with the Rev. David Grove officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. J. B. Chastain, age 65 of Rockmart passed away Sunday, July 12, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Chastain was born February 4, 1933 in Rockmart. He was a retired Lockheed employee, a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of the Rockmart American Legion Post #12 where he served on the burial detail. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Goddard Chastain; and his parents, John H. and Claudia Guice Chastain. Survivors include a son Johnny Chastain of Rockmart; two daughters, Freida Coile of Cartersville and Tina Forsyth of Rockmart; two brothers, James E. Chastain of Dallas and Edgar Chastain of Braselton; to sisters, Marie Williams of Forest Park and Myrtice Brewer of Norcross; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 15, 1998 from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Owen Davis, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens with the Rockmart American Legion Post #12 in charge of military rites. Pallbearers included Arnie Cain, Lamar Ingle, Charles Ingle, Lonnie Arp, Anthony Holland and Marvin Hampton. Honorary pallbearers included Bob Terry, Chris Chastain, Brandi Chastain, Matthew Forsyth. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Mac Vernon Cheeks, age 51, of Cedartown passed away Wednesday, July 22, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Cheeks as born December 8, 1946 in Calhoun County, Ala. and was a welder with Anchor Metal. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nina Mae Waller Cheeks and D. William Cheeks. Survivors include three daughters, Yonna Cheek Cox of Munford, Ala., Vanessa Cheeks O,Connor of Eufaula, Ala., and April Faith Cheeks of Anniston, Ala.; three sisters, Rosa Nell Welchel of Cedartown, Dora Alice Henderson, and Phillis Diane Salmon both of Anniston, Ala.; three brothers, J. W. Biddle, Kittrel Wayne Cheeks both of Anniston, Ala., and George William Cheeks of Cedartown; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 25, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Mongolf officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Jimmy Pope, Jerry Jackson, David Jackson, Sr., Lewis Welchel, Jamie Cox and Dennis Hurston. Honorary pallbearers included David Jackson, Jr. and Roscoe Reddish. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements


Mr. Roy Lee Clouse, age 71, passed away Saturday, February 7, 1998, at his residence. Mr. Clouse was born July 5, 1926 in Alabama. He was a former Douglas County Deputy Sheriff. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Crow Clouse; and parents, Hodo and Mary Clouse. Survivors include two sons James Clouse and Lee Clouse, both of Rockmart; two daughters, Scarlett Garrett, and Gail Ivy, both of Alabama; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Clara Davis Coalson, age 76, of Aragon, passed away Thursday, November 5, 1998 in the Rockmart Nursing Home. Mrs. Coalson was born November 27, 1921 in Polk County. She was a retired integrated products employee and a member of Aragon United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Coalson; her parents, Fred B. and Dollie Adams Davis; and a son Tommy Daniell. Survivors include three sons, Donald Daniell of Rockmart, Jerry Daniell of Aragon and Douglas Coalson of Rockmart; two sisters, Ganell Mason of Rockmart and Gladys Brinkley of Aragon; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 7, at Aragon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven Usry and the Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers included Tim Waits, Corey Norton, Jeff Wehunt, Tommy Hodge, Wayne Daniell, and Chris Daniell. Honorary pallbearers included Stanley Daniell and Terry Coalson. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Clarence Coalson, Sr., age 82, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, July 27, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Coalson was born December 30, 1915 in Haralson County. He was a member of Reynolds Chapel Baptist Church in Bartow County, a retired textile employee, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Leona Bowman Coalson; and his parents, Grover J. and Elizabeth Moody Coalson. Survivors include two sons, Clarence Coalson, Jr. and Daniel (Buck) Coalson both of Rockmart; three brothers, Charlie Coalson of Dallas, S.T. Coalson of Augusta, and Johnny Coalson of Mableton; a sister, Robilee Martin of Powder Springs; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 29 1998 from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bradford Thomas and the Rev. Bo Gentry officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery with Rockmart American Legion Post #12 in charge of military rites. Pallbearers included Jerry Coalson, Aaron Coalson, Steve Streetman, Steve Waddell, Harvey Bowman and John Hann. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Coalson, age 84, of Dayton Ohio, formerly of Rockmart, died Sunday, June 7, 1998 in Dayton. Mrs. Coalson was born October 28, 1913 in Polk County. She was a retired Sears Roebuck, and Co. employee as well as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and former member of Tucker Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Ray Coalson. Survivors include two sons, Michael Coalson of Beavercreek, Ohio and Timothy Coalson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a brother, Lloyd York of Dallas, Ga.; a sister Virginia Osborne of Smyrna; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 12, at 11 a.m. from Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Calvin Cobb, age 71 of Cedartown passed away Saturday, April 4, 1998. Mr. Cobb was born April 4, 1927, in Haralson County and was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Milligan. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Philpot Cobb of Cedartown; a son, John David Cobb of Cedartown; four brothers, Phil Cobb and S. P. Cobb both of Cedartown, Luther Cobb of Forest Park, Ga., Fred Cobb of Dothan, Ala.; five sisters, Mrs. James Spikes, Mrs. Lewis Hicks, Mrs. Bobby Puckett, Mrs. Lola Squire, Mrs. Ruby Swafford, all of Cedartown; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 7, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Silver Creek Church of God with ministers, Joseph Miller, John Secton, Elgin Williams and Mike Edwards. Interment followed at Polk Memorial Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lucille C. Cobb, age 95, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, September 14, 1998. Mrs. Cobb was born August 7, 1903 in Warren County, Kentucky. She attended Bowling Green College in Bowling Green, Ky. And graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. She began teaching at Cedartown High School in the late 1920&rsquos in the business education department. She married Julius M. Cobb in 1934 and worked in his A.C. Cobb Company for many years. She also worked at the H.E. Henneigh Company for many years prior to her retirement. She was the first president of the Junior Welfare League of Cedartown, a member of the Cedartown Garden Club, and the Music Lover&rsquos Club. She was a member of the church choir, a past president of United Methodist Women, a past president of the Missionary Society, and a Sunday school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1974; her parents, Elizabeth Neal Chapman and Noble Chapman; and a twin sister, Louise Chapman Drury in 1998. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Neal Cobb Lawton of Marietta; a sister, Emily Garden Chapman Bruner of Knoxville, Tenn.; two grandchildren and two nephews. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Ross officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Lou Clemons, age 66, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, November 13, 1998. Mrs. Clemons was born December 4, 1931 in Summerville. She was a retired Goodyear employee and a member of Cedar Valley Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jessie Mae Clemons Searles; a son; Timothy Leon Clemons; and a daughter, Mary Jo Clemons. Survivors include her husband, Joe Jr. Clemons of Cedartown; two sons, James Clemons of Rockmart and Terry Clemons of Aragon; two daughters, Patricia Vaughn of Cartersville and Donna Teems of Cedartown; a brother, Jack Searles of Cedartown; two sisters, Bonnie Hubbard of Cedartown and Kathleen West of Aragon; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 15, from the Cedar Valley Church of God in Cedartown with the Rev. Phillips Gentry officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Leo Hamrick, Keith Lentz, Ricky Nance, Richard Allen, Kenneth Thomason, and Ricky Bruce. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lucy Maude Cochran, age 86, of Cartersville, died Wednesday, May 20, 1998. Mrs. Cochran was born March 27, 1912, in Bartow County, and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Cochran; a son, James Cochran; and her parents, Ransom and Fannie Stokes Ponder. Survivors include a son, Donald Cochran of Cartersville; a brother, Clayton Ponder of Cedartown; four sisters, Ila Ponder Cantrell and Cora Lee Ponder Black, both of Kingston, and Bessi Nell Ponder Morgan and Frances Ponder McBryde, both of Rockmart; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 22, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence Garrett officiating. Interment followed in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Earl Black, Charles Morgan, Terry Popham, Elwood Dudley, Marvin Hardy and Wendell Cochran. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Irene Parker Cody, age 58, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 1998. Mrs. Cody was born February 16, 1940, in Polk County. She was a member of Hillside Baptist Mission. Survivors include her husband, Mark Cody of Cedartown; two sons, Tommy Shaw of Rockmart and Ricky Shaw of Cedartown; two daughters, Denise Shaw and Ruth Brumit, both of Cedartown; a brother, Elbert Packer, Jr. of Cedartown; four sisters, Annie Ruth Morris and Joyce McGee, both of Cedartown, Carolyn Welchel of Canton, Ga. and Joan Lindsey of Rockmart; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Cody were held Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Wright officiating. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ethel Allen Coheley, age 50, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, January 1, 1998. Mrs. Coheley was born June 9, 1947 in Polk County and was employed by Sullins Cleaning Service. She is preceded in death by her parents. L.W. Allen and Velma Ruby Pointer Allen; and sister Peggy Moreno. Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Coheley, of Cedartown; daughters, Regina Simpson and Dawn Esparza, both of Cedartown; son, Randy Henson, of Cedartown; sisters, Doris McIntyre, Diane Strickland and Annie Mae Coheley; brother, Thomas Allen, and four grandchildren. The funeral service was held Saturday, January 3, 1998, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of The Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Beck and the Rev. Sammy Pointer officiating. Interment followed in Eastview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donald Lowery, Johnny Collins, Gamaliel Esparza, Joel Beck, Neal Beck, and James Beck. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William F. Collum, age 74, of Rockmart, died Thursday, April 23, 1998, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Collum was born June 10, 1923 in Polk County and was a member of Morning View Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer, and a veteran of the U. S. Army and was awarded the bronze star and purple heart for his time in action. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Collum Coalson. Survivors include his wife, Martha Grace Ferguson Collum of Rockmart; two sons, Kenneth Collum and Duane Brian Collum, both of Rockmart; a brother, James Collum of Aragon; four sisters, Ruby Deems of Cedartown, Mary Lou Edwards of Summerville, Sallie Sorrels and Catherine Garrett both of Rockmart; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Morning View Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby McDowell, the Rev. Robert Wright, and the Rev. Lawrence Garrett officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Dan Casey, Johnny Garrett, Tommy Sanders, Coy Deems, Billy Williams and Larry Waters. Honorary pallbearers included Robert Forsyth, James Griggs, Billy Fincher, Freedie Joe Stringer, Bud Irwin, Allen Hutcheson and the Forsyth Ford Gang. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangement.


Mr. Lionel F. Colston, age 90, of Cedartown, died March 31, 1998, in a Rome hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Colston was born January 26, 1908 in Bartow County, son of the late Ernest Franklin Colston and Sarah Jane Riddle Colston. He had spent most of his life in Cedartown. He owned and operated Colston,s sales and Colston Electric Company. He was Deacon Emeritus of Worldview Baptist Church and a member of the Second Baptist Church. He was a graduate of L.L. Cook School of Electronics and was listed in Who,s Who of Georgia and also in Who,s Who in American in 1974. He was preceded in death by a sister, Willie Mae Culberson; two brothers, D.C. Colston and Leldon Colston; and a son Ralph James Colston. Survivors include his wife Artie Mae Everette Colston of Cedartown; daughter, Betty Onids Robinette of Germantown, Tenn.; four brothers, Lowell Colston of Marietta, Edward Colston of Lindale, Charles Colston of Forest Park, and Harold Colston of Starke, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 2, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the Heritage Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Chandler, the Rev. Pank Adams, and Dr. Larry Joe Conner officiating. Interment followed in the East View Cemetery. Jennings Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.


Mr. Bobby Wright Compton, Sr., age 79, of Rome, passed away Monday, April 20, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Compton was born in Cherokee County, Ala. And was of the Baptist faith. He was a graduate of Cedar Bluff High School, was a veteran of World War II, and was employed by Wholesale Grocery. He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. Compton and Martha Bernard Compton. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Highfield Compton of Rome; a son, Bobby W. Compton of Rome; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Perry Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Rich officiating. Entombment followed in Oaknoll Cemetery in Rome. Perry Funeral Home of Centre, Ala. Was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Gordon Corley, age 80, of Duluth, GA. Formerly of Cedartown, passed away December 23 1998. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and had worked for the Wilson Art Company. Survivors include two sons, David Corley of Duluth, GA. And Lee Corley of Newnan, GA.; five brothers, Charley Corley of Vista, Calif., J. C. Corley of Marietta, GA., V. C. Corley of Cedartown, Royce Corley of Dallas, Ga., and W. T. Corley of Greenville, Tenn.; four sisters, Mary Bates of Piedmont, Ala., Ella Mae Cambron of Cedartown, Margaret Shaw of Cave Springs, and Mattie Ruth Cook of Rockmart; six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 26, 1998 from Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross. Interment followed at Peachtree Memorial Park, Norcross. Crowell Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Rev. Gerald D. Cox, age 66, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 1998. Rev. Cox was born September 16, 1932 in Cherokee County, Ala. and was an Army veteran. Rev. Cox was a Baptist Minister and pastor for more than 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Vaughn Cox and Velvie Johnson Cox; a sister, Brenda Marie Maxwell; and a brother, Junior Cox. Survivors include his wife Vassie Wells Cox of Cedartown; a daughter, Judy Patterson of Cedartown; two sons, David and Michael Cox both of Cedartown; a sister, Ruby Lynn Edmonds of Felton; three brothers, Joe Cox of Decatur, J. C. Cox and Clifford Cox both of Cedartown; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 4, from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Purser officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Joe Kelley, Ken Woodham, Randy Owenby, Sam Shipp, Bobby Wood, and Jerome Smith. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Wallace Clemons Cooper, age 67, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 1998 in a local hospital. Mr. Cooper was born October 22, 1931 in Polk County and a Navy veteran. He was a retired D.O.T. engineer. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Clemons Cooper and Nancy Jane Davis Cooper; a sister, Dovie Cooper; and three brothers, Henry Cooper, Jim Walker Cooper and Floyd Cooper. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Adams Cooper; a daughter, Sue Ann Luther; two sons, Joe and Terry Jenkins; two sisters, Norma Wood and Ethel Cato; a brother, John Cooper; two granddaughters; and two grandsons. Graveside services were held Thursday, November 19 at Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Reed Officiating. Interment followed. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Pauline Mabel Banner Conda, 85, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, January 2, 1998, in a Rome Nursing Home. She was born May 19, 1912, in Avery County, N.C. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of the Grey Ladies Women,s Club, and the Rockmart First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Patience Hubbard Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dominick Georgia Conda; and parents, John Lewis and Minnie Barrett Banner. Survivors include her daughter, Miss Christina Jane Conda, Rockmart. The funeral service was held Sunday, January 4, 1998, at 2 p.m. from the Rockmart First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Autry officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rep. Bill Cummings, Senator Nathan Dean, Troy Weldon, Billy Harper, Steve Crook, and David Jarvis. Honorary pallbearers were the Women,s Club, the Ladies Card Club, Patience Hubbard Circle, and Mike McRae. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Casey Cooper, age 100, of Thomasville, passed away Monday, November 16, 1998. Mrs. Cooper was born October 23, 1898 in Cedartown. She taught in the public schools of Mobile, Ala. before retiring. She was a member of the Susannah Wesley Sunday School Class and a member of First United Methodist Church in Thomasville. She attended Cedartown public schools, the Ga. Normal and industrial college, now Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Franklin Case and Vera Sarah Willingham Casey; and her husband, William Merriwether Cooper. Survivors include her son, Dr. James R. Neill of Thomasville; a grandaughter, Mary Ellen Payne of Thomasville; a grandson, Dr. Bruce Neill of Portland, Ore.; three great grandchildren, Jessica and Abigail Neill and Neill Payne; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Thursday, November 18, at First Methodist Church with Dr. Charles Houston, the Rev. Bob Dixon and the Rev. Weyman Cleveland officiating. Interment followed in Pelham City Cemetery, Pelham. Whiddon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Henry Cooper, age 87, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, September 5, 1998. Mr. Cooper was born September 12, 1910 in Polk County and was a retired maintenance worker with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Janie Davis Cooper and Clemmons Cooper. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lucille Cooper of Cedartown; a son, Phillip Cooper of Cedartown; two sisters, Ethel Garner of Cedartown and Norma Woods of Atlanta; two brothers Wallace Cooper and John Cooper both of Cedartown; and a granddaughter, Kami Cooper of Cedartown. Graveside services were held Sunday, September 6, at Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Hugh Dorsey Welchel officiating. Interment followed. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Irma Dean Copeland, age 78, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, October 29, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Copeland was born August 3, 1920 in Polk County. She was a homemaker, a member of Rockmart First Baptist Church, and a member of the Rebecca,s. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. (Bill) Copeland, Sr.; and her parents, William Jasper and Leo Dean. Survivors include a son William H. (Bill) Copeland, Jr. of Ringgold; a daughter, Mary Copeland of Aragon; a brother, William Dean of Filer, Idaho; two sisters, Wynell Garten of Lawton, Okla. And Gladys Dunn of Acworth; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 1, from the Rockmart First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jerry Forsyth, Rodney Pope, Glenn Campbell, Ralph Sanford, Dan Casey and Steve Dean. Honorary pallbearers included members of the Stewardship Sunday School class and deacons of the First Baptist Church. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Robert Howard Corn, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, March 29, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Corn was born July 13, 1928 in Polk County. He served in the United States Army for four years. He was preceded in death by parents; William Corn and Nellie May Corn; sons, Dennis L. Corn, Sr. and Robert Corn; brother, William Corn; and grandson, Robert Michael Corn. Survivors include his wife Martha Bedford Corn, of Cedartown; a daughter, Phyllis Smith of Carrollton; four sons Michael Corn of Fish Creek, Tony Corn and Darrell Corn both of Cedartown, and Wesley Corn of Felton; three sisters, Virginia Pilgram of Edwardsville, Ala., Sarah Hollis and Lois Deering, both of Heflin, AL.; three brothers Walter Corn and Amos Corn both of Cedartown, Seals Corn of Carrollton; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; four step grandchildren; one step great grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Corn were held Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Livingston officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Richard Corn, Ray Corn, Chris J. Corn, Chris Corn, Robert Higginbotham, and Charles Corn. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Edward (Papa C) Cotton, age 71, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, December 19, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Cotton was born October 7, 1927 in Calhoun County, Ala. and was a retired fitting molder with Cartersville Casting Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nettie Cotton Henson and Edgar Cotton. Survivors include his wife Beulah Kathleen Cotton of Cedartown; two daughters, Tawana Jarrell of Cedartown and Sandra McColum of Kinston, N.C.; two sons, Alvin Cotton of Cedartown and Mike Cotton of Warner Robins, Fla.; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 22, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. R. B. Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Donnie Terrell, Jack Terrell, Jr., Herman Mitchell, Jimmy Williams, Kevin Quillian and Tony Jarrell. Honorary pallbearers included K. C. Reddish, Robert Jarrell, and Park Quillian. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Geraldine Neal Cowden, age 66, of Sandy Springs passed away, January 24, 1998, in an Atlanta Hospital. Mrs. Cowden was born February 24, 1931, in Aragon. She was a retired Macy,s employee and of the Presbyterian faith. She way preceded in death by her parents, Harry Floyd and Lillie Belle Childers Neal; and a sister, Patty Lemon. Survivors include two daughters, Pam Ayers of Atlanta, and Cathy Roberts, of Virginia; three grandchildren and a niece. Graveside funeral service was held Sunday. January 25, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. in Aragon Cemetery with the Rev. Homer Kimmons officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. June Crawford, age 55, of Johnson Lake Rd., passed away Friday, July 31, 1998 in a local hospital. Mrs. Crawford was born September 4, 1942 in Polk County and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gladys Louise William Ogle and Judson Hoyt Ogle. Survivors include her husband, Leroy Crawford of Cedartown; a daughter Venita Moore of Cedartown; a son Tony Moore of Cedartown; a sister Joan Treglown of Rome; a brother, Jimmy Ogle of Cedartown; and a grandson, A. J. Woodruff. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 2, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Cox officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Stephen Mobley, Stephen Ogle, Jamie Ogle, Tim Treglown, Rodney Crawford, and C. T. Crawford. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Miss Wilma Dansby, age 81, of Rockmart, died Thursday, January 15, 1998, at her residence. Miss Dansby was born April 15, 1916, in Polk County. She was a former Goodyear employee and a retired bookkeeper with Carlton Department Store, and a member of Rockmart First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Durham and Mary Albina Holland Dansby; three brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Una Mae Noland, of Rockmart; and a number of nieces and nephews. The graveside funeral service was held Saturday, January 17, 1998, at 11 a.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Barbara Jean Shiflett Davenport, age 60, of Heflin, Ala., passed away Monday, March 30, 1998 at her residence. She was born August 25, 1937, in Polk County and was employed as a cashier at Piggly Wiggly in Bowden. She was preceded in death by parents, Martha Lou Ledford Shiflett and Murray Elmer Shiflett; a daughter, Wanda Arrington; a brother, Charles L. Shiflett; and a sister, Carolyn Shiflett Blair. Survivors include two sons, Wayne Davenport of Ranburne, Ala. And Bryant Davenport of Heflin, Ala.; a sister, Frances Hicks of Cedartown; and a brother Seals W. Shiflett of Glencoe, Ala. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 1, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Trawick officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were William Blair, Lee Hicks, Monty Newby, Robert Burns, Terry Burns, and Terry Hicks. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mattie Louise Davidson, age 80, of Cedartown, passed away December 10, 1998. Mrs. Davidson was born April 30, 1918 in Lincoln, Ala. She was a member of Lime Branch Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Doug Davidson of Fayetville, N.C. and Royce Davidson of Wilmington, Delaware; a sister, Mary Bell Parker of Sylacauga, Ala.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 11, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Self officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Dewey Davis, age 36, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Davis was born September 25, 1962 in Polk County and was employed as a contractor with Merren Steel Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie E. Davis and Minnie B. Davis; and a brother, Jimmy Thomas Davis. Survivors include his fiancée, Marilyn Williams; four daughters, Brittany Davis, Jessica Eckert, Hope and Megan Williams; three sons, Jimmy Davis, Allen and Dustin Williams; five sisters, Betty Short, Beatrice Hopkins, Christine McCollum, Patsy Morris, and Margie Reid; and a brother, Huey "Whitey" Davis . Funeral services were held Saturday, November 21, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Hopkins and the Rev. Jerome Smith officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included J. R. Self, Allen Niblett, Bruce Wilson, Brian Wade, Chad Sheridan, Greg Elliott, Chris Odel and Greg Forrister. Honorary pallbearers included employees of Merren Steel. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge eof the arrangements.


Miss Elizabeth Ann Davis, age 48, of Silver Creek, passed away Friday, June 19, 1998. Miss Davis was born December 28, 1949 in Floyd County and was a member of Collard Valley Baptist Church. She was a clinical assistance with the Murphy Harpst Home in Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sara Herndon Davis and Millard Thomas Davis; and a sister, Jane Davis. Survivors include a sister, Nellie Ruth "Nello/oo Davis of Cedartown; and two brothers, James F. Davis of Duluth and Joel Davis of Fountain, Colo. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 24, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Ritch and the Rev. Dr. Robert C. Brown officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Owen Davis, Sr., age 90, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, March 29, 1998 in a local hospital. Mr. Davis was born May 26, 1907 in Polk County. He retired after 30 years of service as a retired twister with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He was a member and deacon of Wimberly Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Mattie Ethel Moore Davis and Benjamin Franklin Davis. Survivors include his wife, Vera Pauline Davis of Cedartown; three daughters, Annie Lee Cauthen of Cedartown, Jennie Ruth Robinson of Rockmart, and Elaine Henderson of Marietta, GA.; two sons, the Rev. Larry G. Davis of Cedartown, and the Rev. James Owen Davis, Jr. of Trion, GA.; a brother, Frank Davis of Cedartown; seven grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Davis were conducted Wednesday, April 1, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry G. Davis and the Rev. James Owen Davis, Jr., officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday, March 31, 1998 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers were the grandsons of Mr. Davis. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Glenda Fay Deaton, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, August 16, 1998. Mrs. Deaton was born March 10, 1944 in Floyd County. Survivors include her husband, Nathan Deaton of Cedartown; five sons, Kenneth A. McBride, James Pat McBride, Michael F. McBride, Eric Shane Deaton, and Nathan Kenny Deaton all of Cedartown; two brothers Larry W. Venable of Centre, Ala., and David Venable of Rockmart; three sisters, Treesa Reeves, Ammelee Short, and Linda Venable all of Cedartown; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 18, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Boatner and the Rev. Israel officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery in Cedartown. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Addie M. Deering, age 79, of Marianna, Fla., passed away Saturday, August 15, 1998. Mrs. Deering was born in Haralson County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Deering; and a daughter, Francis Louise Seabolt. Survivors include a daughter, Joann Glass of Marianna; a sister, Edna Moore of Atlanta; seven grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, August 18, in Northview Cemetery in Cedartown with the Rev. Billy Fraizer officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Jane M. Dobbs, age 75, passed away Saturday, December 26, 1998, after a brief illness. Mrs. Dobbs was born in Union, South Carolina March 28, 1923. Mrs. Dobbs was retired from C and A Freight Lines, but continued to work part time at the Cedartown Welcome Center. She was a member of the Cedartown congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Ida Mabry; three brothers; one sister; her husband, Hugh D. Dobbs; and her son Hugh M. (Butch) Dobbs. Survivors include one daughter, and son-in-law, Mary Jane and G. W. Mullinax; one grandson, Chris Mullinax; and two great grandchildren, Jannah and Tyler Mullinax. A memorial service was held Monday evening at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Cedartown, Glenn Phillips officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home and Cremation Society of the South were in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Clifford H. Dodd, age 77, of Atlanta, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Dodd was born November 18, 1920 in Rockmart. He was a retired truck driver, a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II, and a member of a non-denominational Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Howard and Sinnie Vaughn Dodd. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Williams of Forest Park and Sue Bowman of Cartersville; three grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 18, 1998 in Rose Hill Cemetery with Robert Flippo and Terry Ault officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Myrtle B. Dollar, age 88, of Rock Haven passed away Sunday, April 26, 1998 at Rock Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Dollar was born May 25, 1909 in Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will E. West and Cora Robinson West; her husband, Russell Dollar; and two daughters, Mozell Birdsong and Cora Mae Church. Survivors include three sisters, Lucile Benefield of Cedartown, Lois Davis of Pell City, Ala., Margaret Finch of Decatur, GA.; a brother, Lee West of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and 22 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, May 4, 1998 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Moses Wilson officiating. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers include Buddy Benefield, Walton East, Noah Benefield, Tuumamao Tuiagamoa, Ben England and Steve Pratte. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Louise Chapman Drury, age 94, of Cedartown, passed away January 10, 1998. Mrs. Drury was born August 7, 1903 in Warren County, Kentucky and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Cobb, of Cedartown and Mrs. Emily Bruner, of Hilton Head, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Monday, January 12, 1998, at 11 a.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. The family requested contributions be made in memory to the First United Methodist Church Youth Ministry instead of flowers. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ina Ruth Cline Duggar, age 80, died May 19, 1998. Mrs. Duggar was born on June 21, 1918 in Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Lloyd Duggar; her parents, Dora Ann and William Thomas Cline; three sisters and four brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Carol Medley, of McDonough and Ina Annette Brock, of Zebulon; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. J.W. Wallace officiating. Interment followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Joel M. Deems, age 57, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, December 7, 1998 in an Atlanta hospital. Mr. Deems was born January 29, 1941 in Polk County. He was a retired Goodyear employee and a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, D. B. and Eunice Ferguson Deems; and a sister Glenda Faye Deems. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie W. Deems of Rockmart; two daughters, Tina D. Lanier of Rockmart and Lisa D. Boliver of Cartersville; three brothers, Frank Deems of Cartersville, Jimmy Deems of Powder Springs and Gordon E. Deems of Yorkville; three sisters, Mary Burrell of Cedartown, Alta Compton of Silver Creek and Dora Jean Rogers of Rome; a granddaughter, Whitney M. Waits of Cartersville; and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 9, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Shirley and the Rev. Ray Huddleston officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers included Harold Griggs, Ray Wilson, Roddy Austin, Dale Huddleston, Danny Deems, Robert Deems, and Roger Deems. Honorary pallbearers included Joe Hunt, Benny Wolfe, Earl Cook, Billy Dingler and Gwendell Owens. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Inez Brown Duggar, age 88, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, August 29, 1998 following an extended illness. Mrs. Duggar was born October 4, 1909, in Polk County and was a member of the Eastview Baptist Church of Cedartown. Survivors include tow sons, Dr. Gordon E. Duggar of Tucker and James T. Duggar of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Mary Ann Blackley of Conyers, Barbara Cagel and Becky Campbell both of Cedartown; two brothers, Jack Fetkenhour of Cedartown and Joe Brown of Anderson, S.C.; a sister, Ann Irwin of Rockmart; seven grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren; a great great grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 1, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Fetkenhour and the Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Dennis Campbell, Glen Blackley, Karl Lindsley, Bob Little, Owen Malcolm, Monroe Smith, Greg Black and David Ehrman. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Bobby Dutton, age 61, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, August 21, 1998 in a Rome Medical Center. Mr. Dutton was born July 6, 1937 in Polk County. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and was a retired employee of the General Motors Company. He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall James Dutton; a son, Rocky Dutton; and three brothers, Rayford, Daniel and Marshall Dutton. Survivors include his wife, Aline Brock Dutton of Rockmart; a daughter, Tracey Crumley of Rockmart; a son Steve Dutton of Rockmart; his mother, Mary Dell Thomason of Rockmart; three sisters, Annie Couzzort of Cedartown, Rachel Atkins of Cedartown and Margaret Reeves of Cedartown; six grandchildren; and a great grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 23, in the Lakeview Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Fennell and the Rev. G. R. Graves officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Billy Williams, Jackie Williams, Cecil Couzzort, Jimmy Atkins, Wayne Tant, Frank Lipham, Hal Brown and Mike Rogers. The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. David Larry Dutton, Sr., age 45, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, December 17, 1998. Mr. Dutton was born August 23, 1953 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Monroe Dutton. Survivors include his mother Clara Hobbs Dutton of Cedartown; a daughter, Susan Elizabeth Dutton of Texarkana, Texas; two sons, David Larry Dutton, Jr. of Malbern, Ark. And Brandon Tyrus Dutton of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Elizabeth Jan Dutton of Orlando, Fla.; and three brothers, Anthony Glenn Dutton of Salt Lake City, Utah, Daniel Marshall Dutton of Portland, Ore. And Edward Monroe Dutton of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 22, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev Jimmy Dupree officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Glenn Glaze, Mike Glaze, David Dutton, Jr., Dale George, Jimmy Lankston, David Knight, Randy Poole and Jack Brown. Honorary pallbearers included Marshell Dutton and Jimmy Gates. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jimmy Howell Dyer, age 72, passed away Thursday, November 26, 1998 in a local hospital. Mr. Dyer was born October 6, 1926 in Polk County. He was a retired supervisor with Diamond Shamrock Co. and a member of Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Thompson Dyer and Andrew Jackson Dyer; two brothers, Gordon and Frank Dyer; sister Lucille Ball; and grandson, Brian Kelley Timms. Survivors include his wife, Cleo S. Dyer; two daughters, Shelia D. Timms and Becky D. Maxwell; a son, Richard Alan Dyer; two sisters, Virginia Pope and Gaynell Hulsey; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 28, from the Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Arnold officiating. Interment followed in Friendship Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers included Kevin Timms, Keith Parker, Jeff Johnson, Richard Adams, James "Nut" Camp, Gary Chadwick and Michael Chadwick. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Buelah Earwood, age 81, of Cartersville and formerly of Rockmart, passed away Friday, September 11, 1998 in a Rome nursing home. Mrs. Earwood was born June 3, 1917, in Bartow County. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Roland Earwood; and her parents, Claude and Fannie Lawson Chapman. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Carroll of Mableton; two brothers, Grady Chapman of Rockmart and Marvin Chapman of Smyrna; three sisters, Ida B. Free of Cartersville, Margie Memory of Atlanta, and Bertha Hindman of Cartersville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 13, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Garrett officiating. Interment followed in Floyd Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers included Steve Earwood, Larry Earwood, Daniel Hindman, Danny Burns, Billy Ray Sprayberry, and Johnny Sprayberry. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Donald Eason, age 79, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, June 19, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Eason was born April 25, 1919 and was a retired truck driver. He was a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie May Greene Eason. Survivors include two sons. Edward Lee Eason and Don Wayne Shell both of Cedartown; five stepchildren, Carol Phillips, Dan Phillips, Dale Bradshaw, Lavonne Goldschmidt, and Nicky Phillips; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and nine step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 22, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Livingston officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Full military rites were conducted by Brewster Cleveland Post #86. Pallbearers included Ricky Morgan, Dan Phillips, Terry D. Stroup, Sr., Jim Welcher, Darrell Wiggins, and Danny Wiggins. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruby Edge, age 94, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 1998 in a Cedartown nursing home. Mrs. Edge was born May 13, 1904 in Polk County. She was a former Goodyear employee, a practical nurse, and attended Kresge United Methodist Church in Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Edge; and her parents, Porter and Maggie Stokes Harrison. Survivors include a daughter, Rowena Baird of Cedartown; a sister, Frances Robinson of Ohio; four grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 20, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Dr. Warren Lathem and the Rev. Steve Arnoid officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jared Lathem, Phil Haun, Ben Stegall, Ralph Stegall, John Teat and William Chancey. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Carolyn B. Edwards, age 88, of Cedartown, passed away on December 21,
1998. Mrs. Edwards was a native of Cedartown, born February 11, 1910. She
was a graduate of Cedartown High School, Berry School College, and School of
Nursing in Atlanta. She was a registered nurse. She was married to Judge
Brantley Edwards who preceded her in death in 1981. Survivors include her
long time friend and legal guardian, Thelma Locklear; a niece, Kathy
Gruetzmacher; and several cousins. Private graveside services were held in
Greenwood Cemetery December 22, 1998. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements.


Mrs. Dolly Geraldine Goss Elliott, age 51, of Rockmart died Thursday, June 18, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Elliott was born March 6, 1947 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Jewell Virginia Byrd Goss; and a brother, Ray Goss. Survivors include three brothers, Ricky Goss, Jack Goss both of Aragon and Billy Goss of Rockmart; and a sister, Shirley Williamson of Aragon. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 20, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Greg Drake officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Tim Morris, Brooks Byrd, Frankie Byrd, Jimmy Colston, Bryan Lindsey, and Tony Lindsey. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Preston A. Elliott, age 72, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, February 27, 1998 in a Rome Hospital. Mr. Elliott was born April 10, 1925, in Atlanta. He was a member, deacon, and Adult IV Sunday School Teacher at Rockmart First Baptist, a retired Master Contractor, a U.S. Seabee Veteran of WWII, and a former member of the Rockmart Kiwanis Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Delia Mae Ingram Elliott. Survivors include a wife, Cristeen G. Elliott of Rockmart; three sons, Preston R. Elliott of Sanford, N.C., Mark D. Elliott of Gainesville, Fla., and Brad S. Elliott of Rockmart; five daughters, Sandre Gentry of Mount City, Tenn., Debra Moncrief of Orlando, Fla., Ronda Tannehill of Ocala, Fla., Brenda Garret of Lake Mary, Fla., and Linda Foster of Merritt Island. Fla.; two sisters, Lois Wilson and Edna Elliott, both of Rockmart. Thirteen grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Sunday, March 1, 1998, at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Taylor officiating and Eulogies by Mrs. Sandra Gentry and Mr. Brad Elliott. Interment followed in New Prospect Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kerry Gentry, Preston R. Elliott, Jerry Garrett, David Butler, Brad Elliott, Justin Moncrief, Michael Moncrief, and Ryan Elliott. Honorary pallbearers were Bubba Holland, O. E. Smith, Dennis Prater, and Robert Young (members of the Adult 4 Sunday School Class). Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Dewrall "Jenks" Ellis, age 69, of Dalton and formerly of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 1998 in Hamilton Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Lefevers Ellis of Dalton; a daughter, Sharon Taliaferro of Dalton; a son Kevin Ellis of Dalton; three grandsons, Michael Moore, Matthews Moore and Heath Ellis all of Dalton; a granddaughter, Kacie Ellis; two step-granddaughters; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 22, at Dug Gap Baptist Church in Dalton. Interment followed in West Hill Cemetery in Dalton. Love Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ralph Lamar Ely, age 57, of Aragon, passed away Saturday, March 14. 1998 at his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Ely was born July 8, 1940, in Floyd County. He was a member of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Prior to his illness, he worked as an Industrial Electrician. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, Junior Walter and Ethel Estelle Dover Ely; a brother, Ray Ely; and a sister Evelyn Ely. Survivors include his wife Thelma Ely of Aragon; a daughter, Dora Williams of Rockmart; a son, Stephen Ely of Rockmart; a son, Stephen Ely of Cedartown; two grandchildren; six sisters, Clara Mae Deems of Cedartown, Mildred Massick of Kansas City, MO. Shirley Patterson of Fairmount, Retha Pritchett of Aragon, Ruth Quarles of Okeechobee, FL. and Agnes Pope of Aragon; three brothers, Carl Ely of Silver Creek, Junior Ely of Rome and Ronald Ely of Aragon; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Ely were held Monday, March 16, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Chambers and the Rev. Wendell Owens officiating. Interment followed in the Floyd Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Terry Ely, Donnie Beck, Danny Ely, Sonny Deems, William Robinson, and Tommy Haney. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Thaxton and Mitchell Brumbelow. Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Herschel Evans, Sr., age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Monday September 7, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Evans was born April 1, 1929 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by his father, Nathan Evans. Survivors include a daughter, Tambra Denice Bump of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Herschel Evans, Jr. of Breman and Richard Evans of Powder Springs; his mother, Vonnie Jackson Evans of Cedartown, two sisters, Anges Brown of Cedartown and Arlene Keeling of Emerson; three brothers, Harold Evans of Marietta, Melvin C. Evans of Rome, and Butch Evans Murrells of Inlet, S.C.; and a grandson, David Bump. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 8, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Bridges officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Melvin Wayne Evans, age 48, of Aragon, passed away Friday, July 10, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Evans was born July 19, 1949 in Aragon. He was a retired General Motors employee and a member of the Rockmart First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Evans. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mary York Evans of Aragon; a brother, Riley Evans of Rockmart; to nephews, Rusty Evans of Newnan and Dee Evans of Rockmart; and a niece, Katharine Evans of Rockmart. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 12, 1998 from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Puckett officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers included Randy York, Ormond Sorrells, James Thompson, Paul Streetman, Edward Streetman, and Billy Holland. Honorary pallbearers included Ricky Johnson, Chad Thompson, David Hughes, Robert York, Billy Johnson, Joe Witcher, Michael Jay, David Jay, Bob Petty and Barry Jay. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Leona Agness Ewen, age 80, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, August 3, 1998. Mrs. Ewen was born October 9, 1917 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Survivors include a son Robert Ewen of Honolulu Hawaii. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, August 5, 1998 in the St. Bernadette Catholic Church with Father Richard Young officiating. Interment followed in the Calvery Catholic Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home as in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. George Robert Farmer, age 58, of Tallapoosa, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Farmer was born February 22, 1940, in Fulton County and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert William Farmer and Venia Mae Teazey Farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mary Head Farmer of Cedartown: two daughters; a sister Mary Ann Hatfield of Riverdale, GA.; and a brother William Farmer of Riverdale Ga. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 7, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Pyles officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post #86. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Theodore Roosevelt Ferguson, age 79, of Clairmont Rd., Decatur, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 1998. Mr. Ferguson was born June 7, 1918, in Polk County and was an Army Veteran. Survivors include Harvey Ferguson, of Marietta; Nell Toole, of Rome; Fay Thigpin of Mexico Beach, Fl.; Margaret Wood, of Naples, Fl.; David Ferguson, of Summerville, S.C.; and Howard Ferguson, of Columbus, MS. All cousins. Graveside services were held Friday, January 9, 1998 at 1 p.m. in Northview Cemetery with Thomas Lighthall officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Newman C. Fincher, age 75, of Cartersville, died Saturday, May 16, 1998 in a Cartersville hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Fincher was born, May 9, 1923, in Polk County, where he lived until 1997 when he moved to Bartow County. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was retired from General Motors after 28 years service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sydney "Budo/oo Fincher and Etta Nacy Connell Fincher; a daughter, Barbara Newhouse; and a son Jerry Fincher. Survivors include his wife Elva Jackson Fincher of Cartersville, to whom he was married August 8, 1942; two brothers, Emmoch Fincher and Walter Fincher, both of Cedartown; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday May 18, 1998 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Garrett and the Rev. Donald B. Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Richard Fincher, Wendell Fincher, Billy Fincher, Randy Fincher, Doug Choate and Tony Newhouse. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Klea Smith Fitton, age 96, passed away Monday, March 9, 1998. Mrs. Fitton was born January 26, 1902 in Lyman, Idaho. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Fitton; and a son, Reed Fitton. Survivors include a son, Cliff Fitton of St. Simons Island, GA; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Graveside services for Mrs. Fitton were held Wednesday, march 11, at 11 a.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. David Grove officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Cedartown. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ray W. Fleenor, age 85, of Aragon, and formerly of Cass City, Mich., died Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Fleenor was born March 26, 1913 in Cass City, Mich., and was a retired commercial refrigeration contractor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora H. White; and his parents, William and Arminta Kitchen Fleenor. Survivors include tow sons, Ronald Ray Fleenor of Waynesville, N.C., and Garry William Fleenor of Dalton, Ga.; five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Private memorial services will be held in Cass City, Mich. at a later date. Freeman Harris Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Cecil E Floyd, age 78 of Rome passed away Sunday, July 5, 1998. Mr. Floyd was born May 11, 1920 in Chactaw County, Ala.; and was a retired Master Sgt. of the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Y. Floyd; a son Joseph Eugene Floyd; and his parents, Ruby Mixon Floyd and L. McNeil Floyd. Survivors include two sisters, Sarah Skinner of Baldwin County, Ala., and Annie Ruth Schleth of Cedartown; and three brothers, Joe Hutchinson, Jr., A.J. Hutchinson and Sput Hutchinson. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 8, 1998 at Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Dorsey Welchel and the Rev. Moses Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post #86. Pallbearers included Roland Jackson, Hayward Chandler, Tony Boling, Gene Bentley, Byron Slaughter, Jason Slaughter, George Slaughter, Gary Jackson and Wesley Tallon. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jefferson Calvin Forrester, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 1998. Mr. Forrester was born July 16, 1917 in Vigo, Ala. He was a member of the Cedartown Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Faye S. Forrester of Cedartown; tow sons, Richard Forrester of Lithia Springs and John Forrester of Cedartown; a daughter, Patricia Boles of Bushnell, Fla.; two brothers, Harold Forrester and Arnold Forrester both of Cedartown; a sister, Ruth Thompson of Cedartown; 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 22, in the Cedartown Church of God with the Rev. Jack Harvey and the Rev. Delton Harne officiating. Interment followed in the Shiloh Church Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Liddell Evans Forrister, age 90, of Rockmart passed away Saturday, April 11, 1998. Mrs. Forrister was born May 9, 1907 in Haralson County and was a member of the Cedartown Church of God. Survivors include a son, the Rev. Wesley Forrister of Bowdon; three daughters, Lynn Ingram, Mae Dell Stephens, both of Rome and Texanna Broadway, of Cedartown; two sisters, Alvester McGee and Mary Cuzzourt, both of Cedartown, nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Delton Harne and the Rev. Jack Harvey officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Roy Lee Fortune, Jr., age 38, of Cave Springs, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 1998. Mr. Fortune was born June 15, 1960. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his son, Roy Lee Fortune III of Silver Creek; his father and step mother, Roy Lee Fortune, Sr. and Dawn Fortune of Silver Creek; his mother, Denise Fortune of New Orleans, La.; four brothers, Lee Fortune of Cave Springs, Steve Fortune of Lindale, Craig Fortune and Shane Fortune both of Silver Creek; and four sisters, Kim Fortune of Lindale, Samantha Eaton of Silver Creek, Dina Guzman and Juanita Allison of Douglasville. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 19, at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Lavonne Ward officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Gordon L. Forsyth, age 69, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, September 4, 1998, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Forsyth was born December 16, 1928 in Paulding County. He was the owner and operator of Forsyth Motor Company, a member of Fairview Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a charter member of the Cedar Valley Shrine Club, a member of Yahrab Shrine Temple, a member of the Rockmart Masonic Lodge #97 F&AM, and a member of the Rockmart American Legion Post #12. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Nathan and Eva Holder Forsyth; and a brother, Eugene Forsyth. Survivors include his wife, Sara Hicks Forsyth of Rockmart; two brothers, Robert Forsyth and Dan Forsyth both of Rockmart; three sisters, Wilma Gladden, Elizabeth Hayes, and Pauline Hayes all of Rockmart. Funeral services were held, Monday, September 7, from Fairview Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Brown, the Rev. Larry Davis, the Rev. Larry Ritch and the Rev. Bobby Walraven officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jerry Norton, Noble Robinson, Jr., Wallace Gray, Nathan Dean, Lester Bragg, Ralph Sandford, Ernest Cochran, and Gene Sorrells. Honorary pallbearers included Tom Cook, Keith Hamrick, Johnny Lane, Kenneth Tracy, Jack Helton, Robert Bailey, Charles Holcombe, Danny Dunn and Donald Williams. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Regina Beth Forsyth, age 33, of Cedartown passed away Monday, November 16, 1998 at her residence. Ms. Forsyth was born November 8, 1965 in Rome. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedartown Second Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Forsyth; and three brothers, Spud Forsyth, Kenneth Forsyth, and Bobby Howard Campbell, Jr. Survivors include her mother Earline Weaver Akins of Rockmart; a son, Ryan Molock of Cedartown; two daughters, Amanda Hesler of Rockmart and Katie Molock of Cedartown; a brother, Keith Campbell of Rockmart; a nice and nephew; and one great niece. Private memorial services were held Thursday, November 19, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Gary Parris officiating and eulogy by the Rev. Lee Weaver and Mr. Tony Jenkins. Donations can be made to the First National Bank of Polk County in the children,s name. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Christine W. Foster, age 72, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, November 20, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Foster was born October 31, 1926 in Taylorsville. She was a homemaker and a member of Van Wert Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Estelle Byers Williams; and a grandson, Brian Wimpie. Survivors include her husband, John T. Foster of Rockmart; three daughters, Lynn Savage and Teresa Morgan both of Rockmart, and Carol Fowler of Rome; three brothers, James Williams of Rockmart, Marvin Williams of Aragon and Donald Williams of Rockmart; four sisters, Rena Carter of Aragon, Sue Wimpie of Rockmart, Betty Williams of Aragon and Pauline Williams of Rockmart; five grandchildren; and a great granddaughter, Funeral services were held Monday, November 23, from Van Wert Baptist Church with the Rev. James Brewer, the Rev. Robert Pyles, and the Rev. Billy Goolesey officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Jason Carter, James Henry Carter, Jr., Joe Barrickman, Larry Griffin, Keith Shoemaker, and Marion Hannah, Jr. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


Mrs. Beatrice Jones Fricks, age 84, of Rockmart, died Tuesday, April 21, 1998 in Marietta, GA. Mrs. Fricks was born November 4, 1913 in Polk County. She was a homemaker and a member of Aragon United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Mack Jones and Grover Fricks; her parents, Glen and Della Waddell McJunkin; a son, Ivy Mack Jones; and a brother Ira McJunkin. Survivors include a son David Jones of Portland Ore.; two daughters, Barbara Jones Knott of Atlanta and Nancy Jones Law of Birmingham, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the Aragon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven T. Usry officiating. Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers included Jonathan Knott, Greg Law, Aaron Catshaw, Gerald Garrison, Howard Powell, and David Jones. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lucille H. Fry, age 89, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, September 14, 1998 in Austell. She was born October 26, 1908 in Austell. She lived in Rockmart for over 60 years and was an employee with Goodyear for 40 years. She was a member of Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Fry: her parents, Guy P. and Maggie Brown Hooper: a son, Douglas Fry: and two daughters, Mary Fry and Margie Dollen. Survivors include two sons, Benny Fry of Mableton and Harry Fry of Rockmart: two daughters, Peggy Bowman of Rome and Nancy Phillips of Rockmart: a sister Erna Pettit of Gafney, S.C.: 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 16, 1998 from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Phil Bray and the Rev. Hobart Pierce officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Robert Fry, Larry Cook, Richard Cook, Billy Cook, Jimmy Stone, Randall Stone, Steve Phillips and Duane Fry. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Veto Olin Gamel, age 86, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, July 13, 1998 in a local hospital. Mr. Gamel as born April 3, 1912 in Paulding County and as a retired manager of 44 years with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Estell Thompson Gamel and Rufus Gamel. Survivors include his wife, Wade Gamel of Cedartown; a son, Don Gamel of Stone Mountain; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 15, 1998 from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Ross officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Henry Brown, Joe Collier, Brian Gamel, Chuck Gamel, Jim Lankford, and Marvin McCain. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Blance Edward Garner, age 61 of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 1998, after a long illness. Mr. Garner was born February 23, 1936, in Haralson County. He was a retired employee of the Frisco Railroad, now Burlington Norther/Santa Fe. He was a deacon and treasurer of the Bible Baptist Church in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hobson and Emma Kate Cosby Garner; two brothers, Clayte Garner and John Earnest Garner; and a sister Mattie Lou Zabel. Survivors include his wife, Naomi Garner; two daughters, Kathryn Smith and Marilyn Martin, both of Sapupla, OK; a son, Steven Garner, of Washington, D.C.; seven sisters, Aleta Brown and Mary Branch of Cedartown, Betty Jo King, of Breman, Carol Stager, of Lindale, Lenna Davidson, Imo Stephens, of Felton, and Irma Love of Adairsville. Funeral service was held Friday, January 16, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church in Sapulpa, OK. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up in Mr. Garners name at Bible Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1164, Sapulpa, OK. 74066. Interment followed at Memorial Park, Tulsa, OK.. Heat-Griffith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. R. Denny Garner, Sr., age 68, of Rockmart, died Sunday, May 10, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Garner was born June 3, 1929 in Paulding County and was a retired dry cleaner after 45 years of business in Rockmart. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockmart, the Adult III Sunday School and a former choir member. He was a member of the Stearmen Restorers and Experimental Aircraft Association. He was a former president of the Rockmart Chamber of Commerce, a former city councilman, the former president and district officer of the Rockmart Jaycees, a former president of the Rockmart Touchdown Club, a former P.T.A. president, and was a charter member of the Coosa Valley Area Planning and Development Council. He was preceded in death by his parents, Holloway and Hilda Gore Garner. Survivors include his wife Anne Mintz Garner; three daughters, Denise Garner of Baltimore, Md., Anslie G. Philpot of Rockmart, and Mary Garner-Mitchell of Ashland, VA.; a son R. Denny "Rex" Garner, Jr., of Rockmart; a sister Emily G. Anderson of Dalton; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 12, at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Rockmart with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Private interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Christopher Garner, age 28, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Garner was born December 19, 1969, in Floyd County. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Billy and Audrey Garner. Survivors include his mother, Ruth Ella Garner; his father and step mother, Kim Garner and Johnny Wayne Garner; three sisters, Shannon K. Hainds, Jessica Beecham and Tiffany Beecham; three brothers, Wesley Beecham, Jeremy Beecham and Jessie Rivera; grandparents, Charles and Josephine Frank and Wendell and Carmen Studdards; and a niece and nephew. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 3 p.m. from Rolling Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Swafford officiating. The family received friends at the home of Johnny Wayne Garner in Felton. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Richard Davitte Garrett, age 59, of Rainsville, Ala., passed away Saturday, October 31, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Garrett was born July 21, 1939 in Polk County. He was a dairyman and a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Fort Payne, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard C. and Estelle Wiley Garrett; four sons; and a daughter. Survivors include his wife Martha Lanning Garrett of Rainsville; eight sons, Davitte Allen Garrett, Daniel Charles Garrett, Timothy Patrick Garrett all of Cartersville, Ricky Davitte Garrett of Fort Payne, Ala., Bryan Alex Garrett of Rainsville, Ala. Jeffery Brewer of Felton, William Earl Brewer of Panama City, Fla. And Terry Wayne Brewer of New York; five daughters, Rebecca Loraine Barnett of Fort Payne, Ala., Nancy Susan Barnett of Rainsville, Ala., Judy Ann Gentry and Wanda Lee Pace both of Rockmart and Jeanette Elaine White of Fort Payne, Ala.; a brother Malcolm Garrett of Cartersville; three sisters, Lottie Brown of Cedartown, Lois Williams of Cartersville and Elsie Tomkowiak of Kingston; 33 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 2, in the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Carl Robinson and the Rev. Jerry Dudley officiating. Interment followed in Bellview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Bud Lanning, Greg Duvall, Tim Craig, Byran Garrett, Timothy Garrett, and Daniel Garrett. Honorary pallbearers was Hugh Pace. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Ellis (J.E.) Garrison, age 88, of Cedartown, formerly of Aragon, died Wednesday, January 21, 1998, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Garrison was born May 19, 1909, in Polk County. He was a retired farmer, a member and deacon of Live Oak Baptist Church, a member and past master in 1957 of the Aragon Daviette Masonic Lodge #13 for 55 years, a member of the Aragon Oddfellow Lodge, and served for 19 years on the Polk County Board of Education. He was preceded in death by his wives, Rosa Gribble Garrison and Era Sanders Garrison, and his parents, John Douglas and Eula Parham Garrison. Survivors include two sons, Glenn Garrison, of Cave Spring and Gary Garrison, of Aragon; a daughter, Mrs. Vickie Bradshaw, of Cedartown; a brother, James Garrison, of Aragon; two sisters, Mrs. Mary McDonald, of Aragon and Mrs. Ruth Herring of Rockmart, twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Funeral service for Mr. Garrison was held Friday January 23, 1998, at 2 p.m. from Live Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Hoyt Coker and the Rev. Willard Willis officiating. Interment followed in Live Oak Cemetery with the Aragon Daviette Masonic Lodge #13 in charge of Masonic graveside rites. Pallbearers were Jody Bradshaw, Jamie Bradshaw, Tracy Garrison, Bo Garrison, Terry Garrison, Blake Garrison, all grandsons, Steve Cauthen and Jerry Parham. Honorary pallbearers were Deacon of Live Oak Baptist Church, Johnny Stowe, John Elmer Wood, Myles Lovell, James Lovell, Horace Arp, Ed Arp, R.B. Arp, Max Crook, George Baines and Charles Garrison. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Shirley Annette Glenn, age 57, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, January 5, 1998 in a local hospital. Mrs. Glenn was born September 14, 1998 in a local hospital. Mrs. Glenn was born September 14, 1940, in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Buford McDowell and Cora Atkins McDowell. Survivors include her husband, William Gary Glenn, of Cedartown; three daughters, Shelia Griffin, Angie Lea and Marsha Pruitt, all of Cedartown; two sisters, Geneva Atkins, and Aileen Brewer, both of Rockmart; a brother, Fred McDowell, of Rockmart; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services was held Wednesday, January 7, 1998 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. C.R. Martin officiating. Interment followed in Wimberly Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mark Griffin, Dennis Lea, Adam Griffin, Joseph Griffin, David Lea, and Greg McDowell. Honorary pallbearer was Chelsey Glenn. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Angela Renee Godfrey, age 25, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, November 9, 1998. Mrs. Godfrey was born December 14, 1972 and was employed by the Polk County School District. Survivors include a daughter, Jenna Renee Godfrey; a son, Conner Van Godfrey; her parents, Gail Ingram and the Rev. Larry Joe Conner, a sister, Amanda Sheree Conner, her grandparents, Betty and Ed Ingram and Sybil and Joe Conner. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 12 from the First Baptist Church in Cedartown with Dr. Roland Brown, the Rev. Andy Byran and the Rev. Gene Smith officiating. Interment followed in Greers Chapel Cemetery in Kennesaw. Pallbearers included Jason Holcombe, Trent Conner, Rick Goodman, Doug Jordan, Tim Welch, and Stephen Mobley. Honorary pallbearers were pastors and teachers. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Rev. James "Waylen" Golden, age 61, of Bremen, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 1998. Rev. Golden was born on December 15, 1936 in Haralson County. He was pastor of Lee,s Methodist Church and a member of Union Hill Congregational Methodist Church. He was a retiree from Lockheed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hollis and Ruth Rush Golden. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Hayes Golden of Bremen; two sons, David Golden and Mitch Golden both of Tallapoosa; a daughter, Debbie Scipel of New Port, Rhode Island; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, from Union Hill Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Ricky Eaves, the Rev. C. L. Powers and the Rev. Charles Dixon officiating. Graveside services were held with the Rev. Thurmon Moore officiating. Interment followed in Union Hill Cemetery. Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen was in charge of the arrangements.


Gladys N. Goss, age 87 of Cartersville died Wednesday, June 24, 1998. Mrs. Goss was born August 31, 1910 in Bartow County. She was a homemaker and a member of Gilmer Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest F. Goss. Survivors include three daughters, Jean Cowart, Elaine Goss, and Sue Stone all of Cartersville and Bennie Benefield of Cedartown; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 10 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 25, 1998 from the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Rhyne officiating. Interment followed in Euharlee Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers include Ray Benefield, Mark Benefield, Gene Smith, Rodney Grizzle, Mark Grizzle, Kevin Dial, Dewayne Ruff, and Wendell Rice. Owen Funeral Home of Cartersville was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Vivian Darlene "Midge" Riding Gray, of Knoxville, Tenn. Passed away Wednesday, April 15, 1998. Mrs. Gray was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church and the VFW Post 1733 Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Cecil "Toby" Gray, who died in 1997. Survivors include two sons Michael Wayne Riding and Dale Roberson, both of Cedartown; daughters, Jackquline D. Carron of Rome, Sheila Rogers of Cedartown, Marie Worthington of Ft. Rucker, Ala., and Wanda Rouse of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Beatrice Bronoum and Eva Collsham, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; a brother, Edward Riding of Knoxville, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, April 17, 1998 at 2 p.m. in Rose Broadway Chapel Funeral Home and Mortuary in Knoxville, Tenn. With the Rev. Keith Stapleton officiating. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery. This local announcement was made for the family by Gammage Funeral Home.


Mr. Henry C. Green, age 90, formerly of Rockmart, presently living in Rome, died Friday, January 9, 1998, in a Rome Hospital. Mr. Green was born February 14, 1907, in Denton, Texas. He was a retired Sales Representative, a member of Rockmart United Methodist Church, and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Adelene O,Connor Green; and parents, John Russell and Catherine Minerva Roberts Green. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Lewis, of Davis, Okla. And Mrs. Willie Newby of Oklahoma, Okla. A Memorial Service will follow at a later date. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jason Alan Green, age 28, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, December 17, 1998. Mr. Green was born December 16, 1970 in Floyd County. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Cedartown. Survivors include his father, Jerry Green of Lindale; his mother, Nancy Green of Cedartown; his wife, Melissa B. Green of Cedartown; and a brother, Christopher Owen Green of Winston-Salem, N.C. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 27, at 2 p.m. at First Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Ross and Rev. David Grove officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens. Mr. Green will lie in state at Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home until the funeral hour. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family asks that flowers be omitted and donations instead be made to First Methodist Church in Cedartown. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jerry A. Green, age 40, of Kingston, died Sunday, December 13, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Green was born July 9, 1958 in Dallas, Ga. He was a Shaw Industry employee, a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Simpson Green and Nellie Corine Ferguson Green; and a brother, James Harvey Green. Survivors include his wife; Virginia Green of Kingston; a son, Tommy Freeman of Kingston; two daughters, Malissa Freeman and Lawana Freeman, both of Kingston; two sisters, Faye Lankford of Gadsden, Ala., and Hazel Powell of Rockmart; and three grandchildren. Memorial Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 15, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Roberson and Rev. Jeremiah Jackson officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Rodney Dale Green, age 43, of Centre, Ala., passed away Tuesday, March 17, 1998. Mr. Green was a native of Cherokee County, Ala., a member of Center Congregational Holiness Church, a Biology teacher of Cedartown High School, and a member of the Gospel singing group "Born Again." He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Green. Survivors include his mother, Louise Williams Green of Centre, Ala.; a brother, the Rev. Mark Green of Piedmont, Ala; a nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services for Mr. Green were held Friday, March 20, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Perry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Rainey and the Rev. Hayward Clark officiating. Prayers were given by the Rev. Cecil Stephens and the Rev. Pierce Ashmore. Interment followed in the Cherokee Memory Gardens. The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made to Centre Congregational Holiness Church or Cedartown High School Scholarship fund. Perry Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers include Michael Eubanks, Greg Moon, Randy Rainey, Scotty Stinson, Chuck Mayhall, Bob Farmer, Ivan Ray, Tony O,Neal, Tim Keener and Johnny Usry. Honorary pallbearers were the faculty of Cedartown High School.


Mrs. Vesta Viola Green, age 95, of Cartersville and formerly of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, September 5, 1998. Mrs. Green was born April 20, 1903 in Fruithurst, Ala. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sara Idelia McDaniel Dorsey and George Ruston Dorsey. Survivors include a son, George R. Anglade of Cartersville; a granddaughter Melanie Wilson; a grandson Charles E. Anglade; four grandchildren, Ronnie and Ricky Irby, and Heather and Michael Anglade; and great great grandchildren, Kristi, Christopher and Dusky Irby, and Andrew and Austin Irby. Funeral services were held Monday, September 7, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert B. Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in the Oakhill Cemetery in Newnan. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Chester Ray Gable, age 63, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, December 24, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Gable was born July 9, 1935, in Haralson County. He was a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mrs. Julia Marie Robinson Gable, and Roy Wilburn Gable; three brothers Clarke Gable, Curtis Gable and Clarence Gable; and one sister, Clara Hatch. Survivors include two sisters, Patsy Garret of Gainesville, Ga., and Shirley Robinson of Cornelia, Ga.; and four brothers, Charles Gable, Roy J. Gable, J. C. Gable and Larry Leachman. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 27, 1998 from the Crossroad Baptist Church with Rev. R. B. Hulsey and Rev. Bob Neal officiating. Interment followed in the Crossroad Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Mathew Robinson, Roy W. Gable, Michael Gable, Troy Hunt, Jason Gable, and Robert Nichols. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruby Gray, age 67, of Albany, passed away December 7, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Gray was born July 8, 1931 in Polk County. She lived in Albany since 1965, moving from Omaha, Neb. She was a retired waitress with the Krystal Company. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Gray. Survivors include two sons, Randy C. Gray of Albany and Barry Gray of Americus; two sisters, Mildred Toglin of Mableton and Mary Barrett of Southside, Ala.; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 9, from Mathews Oaklawn Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Bowman officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery in Cedartown on Thursday, December 10, with the Rev. Seaborn Dell officiating. Mathews Oaklawn Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruthie Mae Griffin, age 84, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, July 30, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Griffin was born May 9. 1914 in Pell City, Ala. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Bence Griffin; and her parents, Ben and Mary Ryles Carroll. Survivors include a son, James Thacker of Aragon; a step daughter, Mildred Abernathy of Aragon; three grandchildren; and to great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 1, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Eddy Hughes and the Rev. Ed Pasley officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Darrell Hammonds, Darrin Hammonds, Cosmo Delia, Robert Rooks, George Mayfield, and Eddie Hindmon. Honorary pallbearers included Marion Reynolds and Lonnie Arp. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. R. J. Grimes, age 81, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, August 24, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Grimes was born February 11, 1917, in Polk County. He was a retired Goodyear Shop Foreman, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sproull Grimes; and his parents, Glover and Eunice Cameron Grimes. Survivors include tow sons, R. J. Grimes, Jr. of Pleasanton, Calif. And Robert Grimes of Rockmart; three daughters, Judy Stoyle and Cathy Matthews both of Rockmart and Millie Grimes of Carrollton; two sisters, Louise Green and Arlene Grimes both of Rockmart; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 28, in the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ralph Sproull, Jr., Kirt Sproull, Bryan Culver, Chris Culver, Bob Culver, Andy Williams, and Butch Culver. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Dovie Lee Grimes, age 83, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, January 17, 1998. Mrs. Grimes was born April 8, 1914, in Polk County and was a member of the Collard Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Larry Crocker and Buddy Crocker, both of Cedartown; two daughters, Annie Lee Allen and Carolyn Cauthen, both of Cedartown; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Dovie Lee Grimes was held Monday, January 19, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Drummond officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. R. L. Grogan, age 68, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, December 17, 1998. Mr. Grogan was born October 19, 1930 in Polk County. He was a retired truck driver with Cedartown Paper Board Co., and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Wilson Grogan and Walter Lee Grogan. Survivors include his wife Nell Bullock Grogan of Cedartown; a daughter, Marcia G. Cannon of Rockmart; a son, Randy L. Grogan of Cedartown; three sisters, Magaline McDowell and Evelyn Tanner both of Cedartown, and Wilma Rowell of Rockmart; five grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 20. 1998 from Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Merritt and Rev. Billy Fraiser officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included grandsons, Ryan Grogan, Adam Grogan, Robert Cannon; and Nephews, Howard Tanner, Michael Rowell and Butch Grogan. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Miss Alexis Nicole Grubbs, age 16, of Marietta passed away Tuesday, July 28, 1998. Miss Grubbs was a life-long resident of Marietta. She was a senior and a varsity cheerleader at Marietta High School. She attended the Walker School in Marietta through eighth grade and transferred to Marietta High to participate in the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program. She would have been one of the first seniors to graduate from the program. Miss Grubbs worked as a summer clerk in Cobb County Superior Court and planned to intern with a Marietta cardiologist. She also worked with the American Heart Association. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Marietta where she worked with the three year old choir. She went on mission trips, sang in the choir, and was involved with the Youth Group. She was preceded in death by her father Milton Grubbs. Survivors include her mother, Adele Grubbs; two sisters, Dina D. Bonesfeet and Salleigh Ellis both of Marietta; a brother John M. Grubbs, III of Marietta; a uncle, Graig Lewis of Vancouver, Canada; eight nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 13, at First Baptist Church in Marietta with Dr. Don Parker and Mr. Jack Godbee officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery in Cedartown. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home of Marietta was in charge of the arrangements. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown made this announcement for the family.


Mrs. Marthella Gordon Hagan, age 69, of Commerce, passed away Thursday, October 22, 1998. Mrs. Hagan was born June 10, 1929 in Clarke County. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Commerce, Cherry Street Circle 2 First United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Four Season Garden Club, J.E.B. Stuart Chapter U>D.C., Red Cross Volunteer, Honorary Pilot Club member, Meals on Wheels, and Embroider&rsquos Guild Club of Ga. She graduated from Commerce High School, Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mose Gordon and Katherine Bradford Gordon. Survivors include her husband, Forrest Hagan of Commerce, formerly of Cedartown; a son, Lee Hagan of Maysville; a daughter, K. Ellen Hagan of Commerce; and a brother, Bill Gordon of Athens. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 25, at First United Methodist Church of Commerce with the Rev. Hoyt Allen and the Rev. Scott Hearn. Interment followed in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Hackney, age 71, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, July 18, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Hackney was born July 12, 1927 in Polk County and was retired from the Polk County Tax office. She was preceded in death by her parents Willie Mae Ivie and Allen A. Ivie. Survivors include her husband, Bruce Hackney of Cedartown; a son Gary Hackney of Rome, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 20, 1998 at 3 p.m. at Pine Boer Church with the Rev. Chuck Garner officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Bower cemetery. Pallbearers included Hermon Scoggins, Jr., Allen Scoggins, Allen Ivie, Chris Ivie, Frank Atkins and Tommy Jack Britt. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary W. Hagan, age 93, of Rockmart, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998. Mrs. Hagan was born September 12, 1904 in Polk County. She was a member of the Rockmart First Baptist Church and had been employed as a sales clerk. She was preceded in death by her parents, Winfield H. Williams and Julia Melissa Millhollan Williams. Survivors include a son, Charles Hagan of Rockmart; a brother, Clarence G. Williams of Rockmart; a sister, Lois Weldon of Lithia Springs; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, April 9, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the New Prospect Cemetery with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. David Hammock, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, September 4, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Hammock was born March 8, 1933 in Vidalia and was a retired self-employed construction worker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lizzy Hammock. Survivors include his wife, Helen Hammock of Cedartown; two daughters, Catherine Calhoun of Lithia Springs and Christy Hammock of Cedartown; two grandchildren, Amanda Robinson and Kyle Robinson; two sisters, Dorothy Cherry and Carolyn Bowen; five brothers, Thomas Hammock, Larry Sammons, Franklin Sammons, Billy Sammons and Ray White; and an uncle and aunt Fred and Evelyn Hammock. Funeral services were held Monday, September 7, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Church Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margie Ann Hammonds, age 50, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 1998 at her residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hammonds was born December 7, 1947 in Rockmart and was a member of the Rockmart Church of God. She was a lifelong resident of Polk County and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 321 of Rockmart. She was a former employee of the Rockmart Nursing Home. Survivors include her husband, Darrell K. Hammonds of Rockmart; three daughters, Rita Jordan of Aragon, Kimberly Sue Owen of Rockmart, Donna Hammonds of Rockmart; a son Darren Hammonds of Kingston; her mother, Millie Tant of Rockmart; three sisters, Shirley Lindsey, Linda Eaves and Robbie Streetman, all of Rockmart; two brothers, Edgar Tant of Cedartown, Richard Tant of Rockmart; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 8, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Rockmart Church of God with the Rev. Ed Pasley and the Rev. Delton Harne officiating. Interment followed at the Smyrna Methodist Church Cemetery in Paulding County. Pallbearers included James Thacker, Donald Thacker, Brian Thacker, Ted Broadway, Ed Hammonds and Brad Hammonds. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 321. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Brandy Shae Hampton, age 21, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, July 2, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Hampton was born November 22, 1977 in Floyd County. Survivors include two sons, James Thomas Hampton and Clifford Glynn Hampton, both of Cedartown; her mother Deborah Hampton of Cedartown; her grandparents, Willie Gilley, Lena Hampton and James Hampton, all of Cedartown, and Felton Pollard of Rome. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 7, 1998 at Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Chuck Garner officiating. Interment followed in Borden Springs Church of Christ Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jerry Pollard, Bob Koegler, Mack Lorren, Fred Lorren, Barry Byers and Gordon Lorren. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Thomas James Hampton, age 41, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, July 2, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Hampton was born May 18, 1957 in Fulton County. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Lynn Hampton; and a brother, David Franklin Hampton. Survivors include his parents, Lena Mae Swindall Hampton and James Jabez Hampton; a daughter, April Roxanne Hampton; two sons James Thomas Hampton and Clifford Glen Hampton; and two sisters, Jo Ann Maxwell and Jackie Faye Hampton. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 5, 1998 from the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Vines and Rev. Allen Weldon officiating. Interment followed in Lee,s Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ronnie Burkhalter, Dennis Burkhalter, Bobby Burkhalter, Wayne Maiden, Harlan Swindall, Memory Galloway, and Dennis Boyd. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was sin charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Cecil Pettit Hamrick, age 69, of Meridian, Miss. and formerly of Cedartown, passed away August 29, 1998. Mrs. Hamrick was a 1945 graduate of Cedartown High School. She was heavily involved in church activities and was a Sunday School teacher at Poplar Springs United Methodist Church of Meridian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Elson Hamrick; and her parents, Fred and Lucille Vincent Pettit. Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Hagan of Birmingham, Ala.; a son James Hamrick of Long Beach, Miss.; a brother James F. Pettit of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, August 31, in the poplar Springs United Methodist Church of Meridian, Miss. With the Rev. James C. Twiner officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery of Meridian. The James F. Webb Funeral Home of Meridian was in charge of the arrangements. The announcement was made for the family and friends of Mrs. Hamrick by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown.


Master Anthony William Harrell, of Buchanan passed away Tuesday, January 6, 1998. He was born Tuesday, January 6, 1998. Survivors include his parents, William and Anita Harrell; paternal grandparents, Billy Joe and Diane Harrell; maternal grandparents, Marie Maybry and Steve Hooper. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 7, 1998, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Wood officiating. Interment followed in the Center Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. David Neal Haney, Sr., age 36, of Cartersville, passed away Saturday, December 12, 1998. Mr. Haney was born June 6, 1962 in Rockmart, Ga. He was an A. S. Haight Company employee. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Hulsey Haney of Rockmart; two sons, David Neal Haney, Jr., and Shawn Lee Haney both of Rockmart; his parents, David and Mary Haney of Rockmart; four brothers, Greg Haney, Scottie Haney, John Haney all of Rockmart and Jason Haney, of Acworth; two sisters, Lynn Haddock of Rockmart and Diane Bettis of Acworth; grandfather, Odis Haney of Rockmart; and grandmother, Violet Gray of Princeton, Kentucky. Funeral services were held Monday, December 14, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Odom and Rev. Gwendell Owens officiating. Interment followed in Taylorsville Cemetery. Pallbearers included Johnny Barclay, Shane Barclay, Wayne Barclay, Dwight Beck, Bill Baker, Mike Simmons and Jim Woods. Honorary pallbearers was Bud Bailey.


Mr. Richard Darwin Harris, age 30, of Cedartown, passed away September 6, 1998 in Fruithurst, Ala. Mr. Harris was born September 25, 1967 in Carrollton. He is formerly of Fruithurst, Ala. And has been a Cedartown resident for nine years. He was employed by Kenneth Shelly Construction Company and a member of Fruithurst Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, LaJean Harris of Cedartown; a son, Josh Gibson of Cedartown; two daughters, Heather Harris of Tallapoosa and Jamie Gibson of Cedartown; a parent Cherry Dominick of Tallapoosa; a grandmother, Lunabell Harris of Fruithurst, Ala.; three sisters, Cecilia Smith, Patricia Harris, and Candi Dominick all of Heflin, Ala.; and a stepbrother, Douglas Dominick of California. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 10, at Fruithurst Baptist Church in Fruithurst, Ala. With the Rev. James Owens officiating. Interment followed in Fruithurst Cemetery. Dryden Funeral Home of Heflin, Ala. Was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Rupert W. Herndon, age 86, of Silver Creek Ga., passed away on Monday, December 14, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Herndon was born on January 28, 1912 in Polk county and was a retired farmer an Army veteran, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Dooley Herndon; parents, Joel Chesley Herndon and Matilda Gartrell West Herndon; a daughter, Eileene Herndon; two sisters, Ona Pope and Sara Davis; and a brother Preston Herndon. Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Herndon were conducted on Thursday, December 17, 1998 from the Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Chapman and Rev. Robert Chapman and Rev. Robert Wright officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post #86. Pallbearers included Leo Couzzort, James F. Davis, Johnny Dollar, Pat Cain, Larry Dooley, Irvin Pope, John Pope, Paul Pope. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Hiawatha James "Pap" Hedgepath, age 93, of Cave Spring, and formerly of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 1998. Mr. Hedgepath was born October 15, 1904 in Louiseburg, N.C. and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown. Survivors include his wife, Martiek Hunt Hedgepath of Caves Spring. Funeral services were held Friday, April 10, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Litesey Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Mahan officiating. Interment followed at the Polk Memorial Gardens. The family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Alzheimer Association. Pallbearers included Bob Sorrells, J. L. Wooten, Al Hinton, David Fowler, Lloyd Gray and Harwell Minshew. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Martiele Hunt Hedgepeth, age 89, of Cave Spring, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 1998. Mrs. Hedgepeth was a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.J. Hedgepeth. Survivors include a sister Sara Hunt Griffith of Cumming; and four nieces. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 17, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Lloyd Gray, Bob Sorrells, Archie Henton, Jo Wooten and David Fowler. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Nell Dean Dunn Hedgepeth, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, September 21, 1998. Mrs. Hedgepeth was born February 26, 1921 in Etowah, Ala. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, John Hedgepeth; a daughter, Faye Nell Floyd of Cedartown; four sisters, Hattie Dover of Crossville, Ala., Pauline Bartlett of Boaz, Ala., Cloe Heaton and Senia Morton of Birmingham, Ala.; two grandchildren, Michael Floyd and Kimberly Baker; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 23, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Heaton and the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included W. R. Rowell, Michael Floyd, Billy Frasier, Jack Fetkenhour, Edward Allen, S.J. Dunn, Daniel Giles, David Fox and Jerry Gramham. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Cleo W. Hennly, age 87, of Valdosta, passed away Thursday, January 29, 1998 at a local nursing home after a brief illness. Mrs. Hennly was born in Cedartown and lived in Valdosta for thirty five years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Annie Mae Walker Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Molly White Wray and three sisters. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Hennly, of Valdosta; two sons, Jim Hennly, Jr. and Chuck Hennly, both of Valdosta; two daughters, Joan Hennly, of Tampa, Fla. And Beckie Williams of Valdosta; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, January 30, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Sunset Hill Cemetery with Dr. Wayne Moseley and the Rev. Craig Hutto officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church. Carson McLane funeral Home of Valdosta was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Floriede "Reedie" Herron, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, January 30, 1998 in a local hospital. Mrs. Herron was born March 2, 1920 in Polk County and was a member of Little Cedar Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Herron; parents, Charles Walter Jones and Anna Price Jones; a sister, Mary Lou Brown; and a brother Fred Hubert Jones. Survivors include a daughter, Retha Miller of Cedartown; a brother, Noble Jones, of Sarasota, Fla.; a grandson and two step grand children. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 2:00 p.m., at the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Rice officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Scott Welchel, Randy Hulsey, Jeff Cole, Will Adams, Anthony Hulsey and Verdell Hulsey. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Miss Lora Mae Hickman, age 87, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, July 10, 1998. Miss Hickman was born November 28, 1910 in Bradley County, Tenn. And was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Sunday, July 12, 1998 in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Fetkenhour officiating. Interment followed. Lester C. Litesey Funeral of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Sarah Ellen Hill, age 89, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 1998. Mrs. Hill was born April 8, 1909 in Fort Payne, Alabama and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William W. Hill. Survivors include three daughters, Cathy Johnson of Monroe, Alice Hunt of Cedartown, and Sally Roberts of Birmingham; a brother, Jack Keith of Birmingham; a sister Margaret Fuller of Savannah; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 25, 1998 in the chapel of the Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Johnson and the Rev. David Grove officiating. Pallbearers included Bill Roberts, Keith Roberts, Kirk Roberts, Scott Johnson, Mark Johnson, Ed Hunt, Steve Hunt and Karon Guyton. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Avery Leon Hindman, age 76, of Cedartown, died Monday, June 8, 1998. Mr. Hindman was born January 22, 1922 in Polk County and was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include a son, Jackie Hindman of Acworth, Ga.; two daughters, Donna Baxter and Kathy Floyd, both of Cedartown: two sisters, Louise Martin of Piedmont Ala., and Lois Lanning of Riverdale, Ga.; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. Interment followed in Yorkville Cemetery. Pallbearers included Brian Floyd, Stan Lanning, Harry Lanning, Thomas Camp, James Hindman and Rick Martin. Lester C. Litesay Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Garnetta L. Hiltbrand, age 85, passed away December 9, 1998 in Cedartown. Mrs. Hiltbrand was born October 30, 1913 in Barneveld, Wisc. She was a homemaker and was actively involved in the public Bible education activity of the Cedartown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hiltbrand; two sons, Harold and Donald Hiltbrand; her parents, Fred and Martha Urben; and three sisters, Matilda and Lydia Urben and Louise Kuntz. Survivors include a daughter Margaret Williams of Clovis, Calif.; two sons, Roger Hiltbrand of Cedartown and Frederick Hiltbrand of Austell; a granddaughter, Natascha Hiltbrand of Mableton; a sister Clara Koenig of Barneveld, Wisconsin; a brother, Ernest Urben of Cross Plains, Wisc.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 114 Plantation Ave., Cedartown with Glenn Phillips officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Margaret Lorene Hitchcock, age 71, of 401 Hughes Street, Piedmont Ala. Passed away Saturday, April 11, 1998. Mrs. Hitchcock was born March 19, 1927 in Piedmont, Ala. And was a member of the Daily Street Baptist Church of Piedmont. Survivors include a son, Allen Hitchcock of Piedmont Ala.; a brother, John S. Hilburn of Decatur, Ala.; two sisters, Anna Canter of Huntsville, Ala., and Betty McCain of Hoover, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 12, 1998 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Mickelsen McGee Funeral Home in Piedmont, Ala. With the Rev. Son Henley, the Rev. Robert Vines, Jr., and the Rev. John Vines officiating. Interment followed at Piedmont Memorial Gardens in Piedmont, Ala. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home makes this announcement for the family.


Mr. William Euel Hitchcock, age 83, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 1998. Mr. Hitchcock was born February 23, 1915 in Paulding County and was a longtime resident of Snellville, GA. He was a member, deacon and former Sunday school teacher at Westside Baptist Church in Snellville. He was a retired building supply manager. Survivors include a brother, Ray Hitchcock of Tallapoosa; three sisters, Elsie Brannon of Phoenix, AZ.., Marion Postel of Cumming, GA., Nell Maulding of Dallas, GA.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 16, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Ben Lehmann and the Rev. Billy Hitchcock officiating. Interment followed at 2 p.m. in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Tucker, GA. Pallbearers included Barry Hitchcock, J. L. Jeffersin, Charles Maulding, Daniel and Steve Thomas. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Anne C. Hobbs, age 83, of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, July 11, 1998 in Vidalia. Mrs. Hobbs was born February 18, 1915 in Polk County. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie E. Hobbs; and her parents, James Porter and Ora Anna Peek Carmichael. Survivors include tow daughters, Patty Eubanks of Statesboro and Laura Brown of Vidalia; and five grandchildren, Felicia Higgs, Julie Cribbs, Alanna Eubanks, Phillip Brown and Anne Marie Brown. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 14, 1998 in the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dewey Penson officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Richard Higgs, Tom Cribbs, Jimmy Davis, Lewis Chandler, J.W. Thomas and Edwin Allgood. Honorary pallbearers included Felicia Higgs, Julie Cribbs, Alanna Embanks, Phillip Brown, and Anne Marie Brown. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Michael Keith Hodge, age 28, of Cedartown passed away Monday, March 16, 1998. Mr. Hodge attended Emma Samson High School. Survivors include his wife Stephanie Holtzclaw Hodge of Cedartown; two daughters, Elizabeth Hodge and Jennifer Hodge, both of Cedartown; a son Michael Alex Hodge of Cedartown; his father, Larry W. Hodge of Wellington, Ala.; his mother Patricia A. Lowery of Gadsden, Ala.; a sister Lori M. Guyton of Gadsden, Ala.; grandparents Walter and Ruby Turley of Gadsden, Ala. A number of aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins also survive. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at the Crestwood Chapel with the Rev. Rodger Whorton and the Rev. Frank Holtzclaw officiating. Interment followed at the Crestwood Cemetery. Crestwood Funeral Home of Gadsden was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Della Goggins Holcombe, age 98, of Buchanan, passed away Thursday, September 24, 1998. Mrs. Holcombe was born November 19, 1899 in Haralson County. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Austin Goggins and Sara Jane Mosley Goggins; her husband, Walter James Holcombe, Sr.; a daughter Era Sanders; and a son Walter James Holcombe, Jr. Survivors include three daughters, Faye Williams and Hazel Duke both of Atlanta, and Gwinell Griffin of Cedartown; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 26, from the Buchanan First Baptist Church with the Rev. Alan Posey officiating. Interment followed in the Buchanan City Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jimmy Griffin, Matthew Harris, Neal Harris, Mickey Harris, Burke Grace and Eely Jackson. Hutcheson&rsquos Memorial Chapel of Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Lee Casey Holland, age 85, of Tyrone, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 1998. Mrs. Holland was born January 26, 1913 in Polk County and was a member of South Side Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Jerry Holland of Fayetteville; a daughter, Joan Wilson of Riverdale; a sister Mattie Astin of Cedartown; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 11, 1998 in the chapel of the Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. J.C. Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Verma Mae Fountain Holland, age 89, of Temple, passed away Sunday, January 25, 1998 at Garden Terrace Nursing Center in Douglasville following an extended illness. Mrs. Holland was born November 27, 1908, in Carroll County. She was a retired florist from Elaine,s Flower Shop in Douglasville and was a member of the New Brooklyn Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. J.O.M. Fountain and Mrs. Gertrude Ayers Fountain; her husband, Mr. Henry Grady Holland; a brother, Mr. William R. Fountain; and an infant sister. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Holtclaw. Of Douglasville; two sons, Selwyn Holland, of Douglasville and Michael Holland, of Cedartown; a sister, Mrs. Juanita Wynn, of Douglasville; two brothers, Charles "C.B." Fountain, of Fairburn and Curtis Fountain, of Perry; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with the Rev. R.C. Watson and the Rev. A.M. Ballenger officiating. Interment followed at New Brooklyn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Barry Wynn, Chris Holland, Alan Shepard, Jeff Holtclaw, and David Wynn. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rice was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Charles Leon Holtzclaw, age 86, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, January 29, 1998. Mr. Holtzclaw was born on March 25, 1911 in Oklahoma. He was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Holtzclaw, of Cedartown; five sons, Carl Holtzclaw, Jesse Holtzclaw, Roger Holtzclaw, all of Cedartown, Charles Holtzclaw, of Rome and Frank Holtzclaw, of Lindale; two daughters, Myrtle House of Actworth and Mary Dentmon, of Cedartown; a brother John Holtzclaw, of Magnolia Springs, Ala.; twenty-two grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 3 p.m. in the Church of God with the Rev. Jack Harvey and retired Chaplain John House officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Eunice Mae Wallace Hoskins, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away on December 23, 1998 at home. Survivors include two sons, Gary Goza of Brighton, Mich., and Charles Hoskins of Cedartown; two sisters, Tony Brookshire of Yorkville, and Dorothy Smith of Doraville; four grandchildren, Gene and Jason Goza of Brighton, Mich., Jeffrey Lee Hoskins of Rockmart, and Angel Rose Hoskins of Aragon. No service is planned at Mrs. Hoskins’ request. National Cremation Society was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Eddie Lou Howard, age 90, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 1998. Mrs. Howard was born September 20, 1907 in Carroll County and was a member of Lime Branch Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clarence Howard; and parents, Elbert Pike and Nonnie Echols Pike. Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Mrs. Howard was held Wednesday, February 18, 1998, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in Lime Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers were Raymond Kuglar, Larry Kuglar, Rodney Wells, Steve Wells, and Mike Wells. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Harold Howard, age 67, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, October 11, 1998. Mr. Howard was born May 10, 1931 in Haralson County. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church and was a retired stockman with Casey&rsquos Food Store. He was preceded in death by his parents, Iva Lee Stanford Howard and William Ruben Howard. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Owens Howard of Cedartown; a daughter, Teresa Howard Dempsey of Cedartown; three sisters, Doris Timms of Cedartown, Nancy Rudeseal and Martha Abney both of Bremen; and two brothers, Jasper Howard and Joe Howard both of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 13, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Wood and Dr. James Guy officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Darrell Hudson, James Howard, Greg Howard, Tracy Howard, Michael Abney, Tommy Dingler and Jerry Owens. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Iva Barger Huggins, age 78, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, September 26, 1998 in a Rome Medical Center. Mrs. Huggins was born August 9, 1920 in Douglas County. She lived the greater part of her life in Amelia Island, Fla. Before moving to Cedartown. She was a member of the Fernandia Beach Florida Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Herman Barber, Sr. and Julia E. Jaynes Barber; and her husband James Andrew Huggins. Survivors include two daughters, Pat Floyd and Linda Huggins both of Cedartown; a son, Robert Andrew Huggins of Cedartown; four sisters, Louise Gentry of Douglasville, Margaret McRoberts of Atlanta, Nell Burford of Mt. Airy, N.C. and Sue Cook of Rockmart; six brothers, Lee Herman Barber, Jr. of Cedartown, Roy G. Barber of Rockmart, Samuel A. Barber of Stone Mountain, Eugene Barber of Cedartown, Donald Barber and Floyd Barber both of Rockmart; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held, Monday, September 28 in the chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with Sam Barber and the Rev. John Vines officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery in Cedartown. Pallbearers included Irvan (Duggar) Pope, John Leonard Pope, Billy Merrill, Hobart Brigman, Leo Couzzart, Roger Hulsey, Wayne Sanders and Jonathan Blackmon. The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Andrew (Jim) Huggins, age 77 of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Huggins was born September 7, 1920 in Fulton County. He lived the greater part of his life in Amelia Island, Fla. Before moving to Cedartown. He was a member and former Deacon and treasurer of the Pine Grove Baptist Church of Yules, Fla. And was a retired general contractor and former building advisor to the American Red Cross. Survivors include his wife, Iva Lee Barber Huggins of Cedartown; two daughters, Pat Floyd of Cedartown and Linda Rogers of Rome; a son, Robert Andrew Huggins of Covington; a sister, Marie Lord of Hendersonville Tenn.; a brother, Charles (Bill) Huggins of Meritt Island, Fla.; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 16, 1998 in the chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. W.H. (Dub) Griffin officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Irvin (Duggar) Pope, John Leonard Pope, Hobart Brigman, Billy Merrill, Leo Couzzart, Mark Mull, Roger Hulsey and Wayne Sanders. The Avis Miller & Son Funeral Home of Rockmart was in charge of the arrangements.


Miss Grace Hulsey, age 89, of Cedartown passed away Friday, February 13, 1998 in a Rome Hospital. Miss Hulsey was born April 13, 1908, in Paulding County. She was a retired Assistant Manager with Lewis Company and of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lemuel Elbert and Minnie Lee Gore Hulsey. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Melva Gurley, of Rockmart; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 3:30 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Homer Kimmons officiating. Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Phil Akins, Gerald Akins, David Gurley, Larry Anderson, William Gurley and Mike Waters. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Hazel Ann Hulsey, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, February 13, 1998 in a local hospital. Miss Hulsey was born December 8, 1932 in Dawson County. She was a member of Kresge Methodist Church, helpmate Sunday School Class and a member of the Administrative Board. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jewell E. Hulsey and Ruby Mae Odom Hulsey. Survivors include a cousin, Ann Grier, of Gainesville; and a brother Edwin Hulsey, of Gainesville. Funeral service for Miss Hulsey was held Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Scobie Branson officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Lee, Dub McCoy, Terry Gentry, Aubrey Robinson, J.P. Everett and Richard Johnson. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mamie B. Humphries, age 92, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 1998. Mrs. Humphries was born May 28, 1906 in Prentiss County, Miss., and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a retired School teacher and member of Amoma Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Humphries; and her parents, Charles R. Barnett and Luna Bell Crowe Barnett. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, 1998 from the chapel of the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Alabama. Pallbearers included Pall Timms, John Stone, Cefard Wood, Fred Robinson, Rodney Mitchell, Marvin Mobbs, and David Jent. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Boyd Ingram, age 49, of Rockmart, died Thursday, May 14, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Ingram was born April 11, 1949, in Polk County and was employed as a construction worker. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Worthy W. and Mamie Corn Ingram. Survivors include a sister Nancy Green of Rockmart. Graveside services were held Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating. Pallbearers include Shane Ingram, Jody Ingram, Jay Gresham, Jeff Green, A.J. Bowman and Joey Bishop. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Fred Archie Isham, age 66, of Aragon, passed away Monday, November 23, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Isham was born April 10, 1932 in Polk County. He was a member of Lake Creek Baptist Church and was a self-employed mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha Mae Godfrey Isham and James Eaton Isham; and a sister, Laura Lee Suits. Survivors include his wife Ellen Rampley Isham of Aragon; a daughter Emily Kay Isham Astin of Cedartown; a son, David Wayne Isham of Aragon; two brothers, Charles Odell Isham of Aragon and James David Isham of Rome; and two grandchildren, Lindsey Kay Astin and Britany Michelle Isham. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 24, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Ritch and the Rev. Chris Hearne officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Billy Godfrey, Earley Vinson, Johnny Ray Earley, Terry Hamby, Alan Astin, Jimmy West, Jimmy Minge, and Neil Short. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Emmett Itson, Jr., age 54, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, September 7, 1998. Mr. Itson was born February 16, 1944 in Atlanta. He was a welder and a member of House of Prayer in Douglasville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett E. and Parille Greenway Itson, Sr. Survivors include a sister Marie Smith of Cedartown. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 12, in New Prospect Cemetery with Sister Frances George officiating. Interment followed. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Melvin Madison Jackson, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, August 15, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Jackson was born June 8, 1922 in Cleburne County, Ala. And was a retired guardsman with Hale Manufacturing Co. He was a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Jackson and Amanda Shealy Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Ann Shelton of Cedartown; a son, Joey McElwee of Cedartown; a sister Vonnie Evans of Cedartown; his mother-in-law, Rosa Odom; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, August 17, 1998 from United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. James L. Rosser, the Rev. James Guy, and the Rev. Eddie Larkins officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens with full military rites conducted by Brewster Cleveland Post #86. Pallbearers included Chris Ragsdale, Reginald Oliver, Kelvin Garmon, Kevin Garmon, Kerry Eason, and Robert Hodnett. Honorary pallbearers included Brad Shelton, David Shelton, Richie Smith, Jason Smith, Donnie Wade, Johnny Shelton, and Danny Shelton. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Paula Longshore James, age 52, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, September 14, 1998. Mrs. James was born February 16, 1946. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Gary James of Cedartown; and a brother John M. Longshore of Deland, Fla. Memorial services were held Friday, September 18, at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Ross officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Brown M. "Jacky" Jackson, Jr., age 76, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, May 9, 1998 after an extended illness. Mr. Jackson was born November 13, 1921 in Polk County. He was retired from Rome Plow and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Marine Corps. He was preceded in death by parents, Brown M. Jackson, Sr. and Bessie Mae Jackson. Survivors include a sister Mary Bess Jackson Higgins of Atlanta; a niece and nephew; and several great nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at noon at the Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Franklin Eugene Jackson, age 42, of Lindale, passed away Monday, November 30, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Jackson was born March 3, 1956 in Polk County and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Marie Jackson Bartlett. Survivors include his wife, Betty Faye Dover Jackson; a sister, Vickie Ann Pike; a brother, Tommy Wayne Jackson; three daughters, Christie Jackson, Brooke Jackson, and Amanda Robinson; and three sons, Shaun Jackson, Chad Jackson, and Nicholas Jackson. Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 1, from Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Asa Mangham officiating. Interment followed. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Jarrell, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, March 5, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Jarrell was born July 5, 1922 in Talladge, Ala. She was preceded in death by parents Willie Raymond Jones and Lois Bell Mitchell Jones, a daughter Penny Jarrell, and a brother Noel Jones. Survivors include her husband Clarence Cecil Jarrell, Sr. of Cedartown; daughter Christine Shaw of Cedartown; sons James Jarrell, Clarence Jarrell, Jr., Ronnie Jarrell and Donnie Jarrell, all of Cedartown; a sister, Martha Clark of Gadsden, Ala.; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 30, 1998 at 3 p.m. from Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Whorton and the Rev. James Rosser officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Danny Jarrell, Alan Combs, Chuck Proffitt, Bobby Jarrell, Leonel Cruz, and Ken Forrister. Honorary pallbearers were Chad Shaw, Chris Shaw, Casey Shaw, Steven Cummings, Elex Jarrell and Scotty Jarrell. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown had charge of arrangements.


Mr. Anthony (Tony) Wayne Jarrell, age 40, of Cedartown, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998. Mr. Jarrell was born June 2, 1958 in Polk County and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Virgil and Beatrice Jarrell; and a son Brian Wayne Jarrell. Survivors include his parents, Donald and Martha Jarrell of Cedartown; four sisters, Donna Graham, Clessie Tate, Kimberly Jarrell, all of Cedartown, and Angela Duke of Lindale; nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Friday, June 5, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Friendly Baptist Church with the Rev. R. B. Hulsey and the Rev. Moses Wilson officiating. Interment followed in New Harmony Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ronnie Long, Jack Grubbs, Glenn Carr, Gary Jarrell, Bobby Jarrell and David Hutto. Honorary pallbearers included Sonny Alexander, Elton Watson, Eddie Lee, David Israel, Tommy Hogue, Jerry Langino, David Easterwood, Frankie Edwards, Jewell Peek, Larry Morgan and Freddie Gowens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Autumn Hope Jarrett, age 22 months, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, November 2, 1998. Autumn Hope Jarrett was born January 1, 1997. She was a member of Piney Woods Church. Survivors include her parents, Johnny and Teresa Jarrett; a brother, Joshua Jarrett; three sisters, Keila Jarrett, Christina Jarrett and Faith Jarrett all of Cedartown; and grandparents, Ethel Croker of Rome, Ruth Whitley of Mauk and Johnny Jarrett of Rockmart. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 4, at Piney Woods Church with the Rev. Gary Easterwood, the Rev. Larry Easterwood, and the Rev. Curtis Smith officiating. Interment followed in Sanders Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Alta M. Jennings, age 85, of Rome passed away Monday, April 21, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Jennings was born March 22, 1913 in Cherokee County, Ala. And was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church. She was a retired Coosa Bakery employee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Jennings; her parents, Reather Graham and Gertrude Lewis Graham; a son, Billy Ray Jennings; and a brother Hershel Graham. Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Jennings and Donald Jennings, both of Rome, James L. Jennings of Aragon; a daughter, Shirley McDonald of Decatur, GA.; four brothers, R. C. Graham of Rockmart, Robert Graham of Griffin, GA., Gene Graham of Sharpsburg, GA. and Harvey Graham of Jasper, Tenn.; five sisters, Cora Lee Owens of Villa Rica, Lucy Owens of Cave Spring, Roxie Waites of Rome, Alice Cordale of Alpharetta, GA., Virginia Morgan of Aragon; 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 1 p.m. at Aragon Cemetery with the Rev. Kyle Graham officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Cathy Morgan Johnson, age 49, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 1998 in a Rome nursing home. Ms. Johnson was born November 23, 1949 in Polk County. She was a former Rockmart Librarian, a member of the Rockmart First Baptist Church, and was involved with the Rockmart Art Council. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joy G. Gore Morgan. Survivors include a daughter and son in law, Angela J. and Henry D. Henderson of Rockmart; her father, Selwyn Morgan of Cedartown; two brothers, Ron Morgan of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Jeff Morgan of Rockmart; a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 27, 1998 from the Rockmart First Baptist Church with Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers included Rae Herndon, Glenn Campbell, Steve Miller, Rev. Carlton Duke, T. F. Smith, and Dr. Harry Long. The Adult 1 Sunday School Class of the Rockmart First Baptist Church served as Honorary pallbearers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Joyce Davis Johnson, age 57, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, August 30, 1998. Mrs. Johnson was born November 11, 1940 in Polk County and was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include her husband, David Johnson of Cedartown; two daughters, Stacy Ridings of Cummings and Julie Deanne Moody of Las Vegas, Nev.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 2, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Mahan, The Rev. Kenneth Culp and Bishop Todd Moody officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Chip Barrow, Guy Rutland, John Herndon, Richard Belcher, Jimmy Vincent and Harold Benefield. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Mae Jolly, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 1998 in a local hospital. Mrs. Jolly was born in Sweetwater, Tenn. And was a member of the Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Jolly; and her parents, Bessie Cassidy Ferguson and William David Ferguson. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth L. Jolly, Sr. and Raymond Neal Jolly, Sr., both of Cedartown; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel at Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Arnold officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Joey Arnold, Ronnie Haynes, Danny Grubbs, David Moore, Benny Wayne Landrum, James Raughten, Byron Nix and Hoyt Worthington. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Mary Hoyle Jones, age 84, of Rockmart, Passed away Saturday, January 17, 1998 in Carrollton. Miss Jones was born March 18, 1913, in Bartow County. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a former Aragon Mills employee. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Rufus and Ethel White, Jones. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Fern Langston, of Rockmart, and Mrs. Nadean Kell, of Tennessee. The funeral service was held Monday, January 19, 1998, at 3 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mark Langston, Luther Ginn, Roy Cagle, Sonny White, Joel Goldin, Ed Graves, and Bobby Barrett. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Louise Black Jones, age 75,of Taylorsville, died Monday, January 5,1998, in a Cartersville hospital. Mrs. Jones was born August 11, 1922 in Stilesboro, GA.. She was a retired Cartersville undergarment employee and a member of Taylorsville Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman B. and Lizzie Estelle Jackson Black. Survivors include her husband, Mr. William Carl Jones, Sr., of Taylorsville; a son, Mr. William (Bill) Jones, Jr., of Cartersville; three daughters, Dean Martin, of Cartersville, Mrs. Susan Jones Stults, of Cookville, Tenn., and Ramona J. Waldon, of Rockmart; a brother, Mr. James H. Black, of Rome; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Foley, of Oxford, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Wednesday, January 7, at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Lee officiating. Interment followed in Taylorsville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tom Moody, Eric Mercer, Stacey Jones, Greg Stults, Brandon Waldon, Jim Black and Blake Waldon. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Hubert Franklin "Bill" Kelley, age 89, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, July 3, 1998. Mr. Kelly was born November 13, 1908 in Haralson County. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson Kelley and Lee Parrott Kelley; a daughter Jean Kelley Hand; a son, James Kelley; and a number of brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife, Magnolia Hancock Kelley of Cedartown; a sister, Delcie Ayers of Buchanan; a brother, Joseph A. Kelley of Buchanan; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 5, 1998 from Hutcheson,s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. G.B. Richards officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Wayne Hand, Denny Ayers, Lowell Ayers, Tommy Kelley, Shea Marlow, and Thomas Kelley. Hutcheson,s Memorial Chapel of Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Kate Kelley, age 90, of Lithia Springs, passed away Sunday, September 13, 1998. Mrs. Kelly was born September 2, 1908 and was a member of Lindsey Chapel Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Kelley. Survivors include a son, Donald Kelley of Lithia Springs, four sisters, Pat Patterson of Douglasville, Willie Harris, Virginia Odom and Helen Perdue all of Cedartown; and two grandsons, Wayne Kelley and Scott Kelley of Lithia Springs. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 16, in the chapel of Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Beckwith and the Rev. Jim Moore officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Wayne Kelley, Scott Kelley, Guy Rutland, Sammy Harris, Brad Hilliard, and James Richards. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mautile Davenport Kinney, age 71, of Charlotte N.C., formerly of Rockmart passed away, Sunday, March 1, 1998, in Charlotte, N. C.. Mrs. Kinney was born December 6, 1926, in Rockmart. She was a retired insurance administrator with Dr. C. M. Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobart Kinney, Jr.; and parents, James Martin and Frances Emma Kirk Davenport. Survivors include a son; Phillip D. Kinney of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Raymond Davenport of Rome and Duane Davenport of Rockmart; a sister, Robbie Thompson of Atlanta; and two grandchildren. The funeral service was held Tuesday, March 3, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the Rockmart First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Autry officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. The following nephews served as pallbearers: Guy Davenport, Jr., Ronnie Kent, Andy Williams, David Williams, Chris Williams, Joe Williams and Jimmy Davenport. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Edward (Ed) Kight, age 64 of Forest Park, Ga., passed away Friday, June 12, 1998 following an extended illness. Mr. Kight was a deacon and a member of the Willingham Drive Baptist Church of Forest Park and a retired employee of the Atlanta Parks and Recreations Authority. Survivors include hiss wife, Mrs. Peggy Kight of Forest Park; two daughters, Nancy Kight of Forest Park and Wanda Kight of Ellenwood; a son, David Eugene Kight of Smyrna; a sister Wylene Dingler of Ala.; five grandchildren and two nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, June 15, 1998 at the Willingham Drive Baptist Church with the Rev. Allan Burns officiating. Mr. Kight lied in state at the church from noon until the funeral hour. Interment graveside service followed in the New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Cedartown. The family received friends at the Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home in Morrow. This announcement was made for the family and friends by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown.


Mrs. Margurite Jackson King, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, November 19, 1998. Mrs. King was born January 3, 1907 in Carroll County, and was the eldest of six children. She was reared in Carroll and Coweta counties. After her marriage to Mr. King in 1930, they resided briefly in Fresno, Calif. And Bremen before settling on the King homeplace in Polk County in 1941. She was a 1928 graduate of Georgia State College for Women, now Georgia College in Milledgeville and entered the teaching profession in 1946 at Cedartown High School. During her nearly 25 years of teaching English and Literature, she touched the lives of many Polk County families in an unforgettable way. As an exceptionally dedicated teacher, she continually challenged her students to develop their minds and capabilities in order to improve themselves and prepare for the future. She often worked after school, on weekends, or during summer recess to help students. During her distinguished career, she was named Star Teacher three times, directed graduation exercises 14 years, and served as faculty advisor to the Beta Club and Cedar Log yearbook staff for 23 years. The Cedar Log has twice dedicated to her as an outstanding teacher. She continually served her profession as a member or officer in various professional organizations, including Cedartown, Polk, Georgia and National Education Associations; Georgia and National Councils of Teachers of English; Georgia Textbook Adoption Committee; Delta Kappa Gamma, a national honorary society; and Polk, Georgia, and National Retired Teachers Associations. She was also a charter member of the Polk Historical Society. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy King Scoggins of Richmond, Va.; a son, Henry M. King, Jr. of Cedartown, a sister, Hilda Deriso of Newnan; a brother, Dr. Richard L. Jackson of Myrtle Beach, S. C.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Scoggins of Chicago, Ill, Rob Scoggins of Richmond, Va. And Dan King and Jon King of Cedartown, and one great grandchild.


Mr. Ollie "Red" Knight, age 83, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, March 27, 1998 at a local hospital. Mr. Knight was born on May 23, 1914. He was preceded in death by his wife Mildred Kirk Knight and stepson Jerry McWhorter Knight. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Helen Morton of Cedartown. Funeral services for Mr. Knight were conducted Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. R. B. Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Hubert Siegler Lackey, age 59, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, August 2, 1998. Mr. Lackey was born August 12, 1998 in Cleburne County, Ala. Survivors include his mother, Martha Siegler of Gibson, Fla.; five sons, Dennis, Gary, Michael, Timmy, and Bill Lackey all of Cedartown; four daughters, Linda, Barbara, Donna, and Kathy Lackey all of Cedartown; two brothers, Floyd and Jessie Hudgins both of Cedartown; five sisters, Sible Newman of Riverview, Fla., Mary Lee Hudgins, Shirley Ann Hudgins, Joyce Ann Hudgins, and Sevette Hudgins all of Cedartown; 38 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 5, in the chapel of Lester C. Litsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Hanson officiating. Interment followed in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Lester C. Litsey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Henry Roberts (Perk) Lane, age 82, of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, February 8, 1998, at his residence. Mr. Lane was born April 4, 1915, in Rockmart. He was a member of the Rockmart First Baptist Church, a retired Goodyear employee with 42 years of service, a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, and a member of Rockmart American Legion Post #12. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gladys Lane, of Rockmart; two daughters, Mary Jane Hardin, of Rockmart, and Dianne Smith, of Cartersville; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral service for Mr. Lane was held Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. David Taylor and Dr. Ray Hopkins officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dave Hardin, Bill Hardin, Lee Smith, Chuck Harris, Bobby Hitchcock and William Taylor. Members of the Rockmart American Legion Post #12 served as honorary pallbearers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Dennis David Landers, age 41, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, October 12, 1998. Mr. Landers was born July 16, 1957 in Floyd County. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Landers. Survivors include his mother, Frances Grimes Landers of Cedartown; a daughter, Teila Landers of Cedartown; a son Russell Landers of Cedartown and a sister Judy Landers Wallace of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 14, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Burns officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Richard Grimes, Ken Landers, Randy Ridley, David Cook, Lee Williams, and Camden Wallace. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Edith A. Lanier, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 1998. Mrs. Lanier was born March 9, 1921 in Marshall County, Ala. And was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a son, Terry B. Lanier of Felton; a sister, Louise Richards of Felton; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Friday, April 10, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Polk Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bud Dingler officiating. Pallbearers include Jimmy Pope, Johnny Pope, David McClure, Randy McClure, Barry McClure and Billy Worthy. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Terry Branson Lanier, age 55, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, August 17, 1998. Mr. Lanier was born November 4, 1942 in Haralson County. Survivors include an Aunt Louise Richards of Cedartown; and a number of cousins. Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 19, in the Polk Memory Gardens with the Rev. Gary Easterwood officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ralph Olin Lee, age 85, of Marietta, passed away Saturday, June 27, 1998. Mr. Lee was born April 8, 1913 in Haralson County. Survivors include a son, Douglas O. Lee of Cedartown; two daughters, Brenda Watson of Winder and Donna Sue Lee of Marietta; two grandsons; and one great grandson. Funeral services were held Monday, June 29, 1998 in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery with military honors. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Alice Lemay, age 84, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, February 26, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Lemay was born on January 1, 1914, in Polk County and was member of Pine Bower Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie J. Lemay; parents, Jesse Prewett and Mattie Elizabeth Garner Prewett; and a son, James E. Lemay. Survivors include a daughter, Sue Lemay Pike of Perry, Ga.; and three grandsons. Funeral service for Mrs. Lemay was held Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Pine Bower Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Ganer officiating. Interment followed in Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jack Prewett, Bobby Ledford, Fay Garmon, Jason Pike, Frank Pike and Jonathan Pike. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Eugene Talmadge Lewis, age 61, of Rome, passed away Monday, July 20, 1998. Mr. Lewis was born November 21, 1937 in Polk County. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife Charlotte Lewis of Rome; a son Michael Lewis of Rome; two daughters, Lisa Canada of Cummings and Leigh Ann Trammell of Cedartown; three brothers, Buford Lewis of Cedartown, Clinton Lewis of Atlanta, and Hubert Lewis of Flatwood; four sisters, Betty Boyd of Duluth, Beatrice Egnot of Hawaii, Eloise Smith and Sara Sanders both of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 22, 1998 in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Dr. Dewayne New officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Charles Boyd, Clyde Lewis, Ricky Lewis, Herbert Lewis, Tony Gravitt, Chris Jamison, David Jamison, and Bill Jamison. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Terry L. Lindsey, age 48, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Lindsey was born May 26, 1949 in Polk County and was a self employed painter. Survivors include a wife Kathy Lindsey; parents James Herman Lindsey and Sally Ruth Baler Lindsey of Cedartown; a daughter, Tiffany Lindsey; a sister, Delores Wood; a brother, James Allen Lindsey, and four grandchildren. Funeral service for Mr. Lindsey was held, Friday, March 13, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Eastview Baptist Church with the Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating. Interment followed in Eastview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shane Estes, Barry Bowman, D. L. McCray, Stanley Cain, David Cane, and Hank Weddington. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Watson, Greg Johnson and Jeff Hulsey. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Clara Link, age 95, of Decatur, Ala. And formerly of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, September 17, 1998, in Gulf Shores, Ala. Mrs. Link was born October 4, 1902 in Laurel, Miss. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband, Macolm D. Link; and her parents, William and Nancy Peters. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Rankin of Decatur, Ala.; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 19, in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Homer Kimmons officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Melvin Ray Lipscomb, age 70, of Felton, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Lipscomb was born September 1, 1927 in Etowah, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jettie Pollard Lipscomb and James Lipscomb. Survivors include his wife Hesta Roberta Swindall Lipscomb of Felton; five daughters, Frances Whisenant of Ashville, Ala., Bertie Pollard of Cartersville, Vickie Jarrell of Cedartown, Glenda Ellis and Ruby Timms both of Cartersville; two sons, James Lipscomb and Christopher Lipscomb both of Cedartown; a sister, Ophelia Hardy of Centre, Ala.; five brothers, Fred Lipscomb, Leslie Lipscomb, Gene Lipscomb, and James Lipscomb all of Gadsden, Ala. and Earl Lipscomb of Indiana; 21 grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Lipscomb were held Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 4 p.m. from Valley View Baptist Church in Felton with the Rev. Alan Weldon officiating. Interment followed in Valley View Cemetery. Mr. Lipscomb lied in state at his residence until the funeral hour. Pallbearers included Mr. Lipscomb,s grandsons. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles Willard (Bud) Little , age 68, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, November 20, 1998. Mr. Little was born May 4, 1930 in Polk County. Survivors include tow brothers, Larry Little and Aaron Little both of Cedartown; eight sisters, Doris Woodward of Cartersville, Virginia Odom of Cedartown, Wanda Jordon of Glenn St. Mary, Fla., Ann Lawler of Rome, Sue Goins of Cleveland, Tenn., Joan Wall of Newnan, Sylvia Crozier of Acworth, and Barbara Penney of Rome; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, November 23, from Litesey Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. James Whitworth officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Anthony W. "Tony" Lorren, passed away Sunday, December 14, 1998 at his
home in North Houston following a lengthy illness. Mr. Lorren was born May
24, 1959 in Bad Kreuznach, Germany to Mary Ann and Cecil O. Lorren. He was
a graduate of Needville High School and San Jacinto Junior College where he
earned a degree in instrumentation. He was preceded in death by his father,
Cecil O. Lorren. Survivors include his wife, Vilma Paz; mother, Mary Ann
Berry Nichter; brother, Brian Lorren; stepfather, Benton Nichter; six aunts
and uncles including Ruby Joe and Roy McCain of Beasley, Texas, Jack, Robert
and Sonny Berry and many other relatives and friends. A service in loving
memory of Mr. Lorren was held Saturday, December 19, 1998 at the First
Baptist Church of Beasley, Texas. For those wishing, memorial contributions
may be made to the Liver Research Foundation at Hermann Hospital. This
local announcement was made for the family by Gammage Funeral Home.


Mrs. Rosie Weaver Lynne, age 77, of Rome, died Tuesday, June 2, 1998 in a Rome Hospital. Mrs. Lynne was born June 20, 1920 in Haralson County and was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Martin Weaver; her parents, Willie and Effie Carroll Winters; and two grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, James Lynne of Rome; three sons, Billy E. Weaver of Aragon, Jimmy Leroy Weaver of Stockbridge, Ga., and Robert Donald Weaver of Rome; a daughter, Eva Ford of Rockmart; a brother Ernest Winters of Rome; a sister Ruby Carter of Clarkdale, Ga., 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 4, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Carter and the Rev. Gerald Rogers officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Gene Winters, Mike Moore, David Knauss, Greg Clemmons, Ralph Carter and Bobby Bradley. Kenneth Weaver served as an honorary pallbearer. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Curtis L. Malone, age 72, of Cedartown passed away Wednesday, March 4, 1998, in Houston, Texas, following a brief illness. He was born May 29, 1925, in Polk County, Georgia. He was owner and president of several utility installation corporations, former vice president of Write Lopez, inc., Jacksonville State University graduate with a degree in Business Administration and accounting. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Parks and Ruthie Sloan Malone. He is survived by: wife: Mrs. Agnes Malone of Cedartown, two sons: Mr. Steve Malone of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Mr. Tim Malone of Rockmart, a grandson Mr. Clint Malone of Panama City Beach, Fla., and two sisters; Mrs. Catherine Whitfield of Cedartown and Mrs. Beatrice Morgan of Marietta. The funeral services were held on Saturday, March 7, 1998, at 11am from Sardis Methodist Church with Rev. Talmadge Pope and Rev. Jarrell Dickerson officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were: T. F. Smith, Jim Campbell, Jack Purser, Jr., Nick Morris, Selwyn Morgan, Hal Morgan, Walter Zucker and Gordon Forsyth. Honorary pallbearers were: Tom Cook, Keith Hamrick, Jack Helton, Charles Holcombe, Robert Bailey, Danny Dunn, Donald Williams, Kenneth Tracy, Johnny Lane, Charlie King, Jimmy Waldrop, Bobby Hutcheson, Bob Harper, Clifford Turner, Bobby Joe Gore, Elmer Garrett, Duane Davenport, Billy Hutcheson, Phil Akins, Delbert Ashley, Ira Waits, Harold Hulsey, Dwayne Yates, Bill Harper, Son Collum, Bobby Gore, Bobby Joe Phillips, C. J. Cook, J. R. Woods, Wendell Grannell, Bobby Bradley, Yank Schmeck, Ron Morgan, Eddie Hatfield and Scott Pope. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Bell Maples, age 78, of Rt. 1, Denison Texas, passed away Friday, March 13, 1998. Mrs. Maples was born December 9, 1919 in Alabama and was a member of Calvary Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Maples; a sister, Margie Atkins, two brothers, Elbert Lee Coley and Emmett Coley; and her parents, Effie Mae Kilgore Coley and John Edward Coley. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Dobbs of Denison, Texas; a brother Raymond Coley of Cedartown; two grandsons; one great grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside service for Mrs. Maples was held March 17, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Buttrum officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Elizabeth F. Martin, age 91, of Aragon, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Martin was born September 12, 1907 in Talladega, Ala. She was a homemaker and the oldest living member of Aragon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed. Martin; her parents, Willie and Sara Skinner Frost; a grandson, Michael Brooks; and a great granddaughter, Autumn Hembree. Survivors include a daughter, Patty Yarbrough of Aragon; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 17, from the Aragon Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewey Penson and the Rev. Earl Anderson, Sr. officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers include L. B. Gray, Glenn Yarbrough, Junior Clinton, Doug Rayburn, Ronald Yarbrough, and Robert Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers included Tommy Garrison, Woodrow Brumbelow, Johnny Dooley and Charlie Mannon. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Noble Maxwell, Sr., age 77, of Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, September 13, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Maxwell was born September 15, 1920 in Bartow County. He was a retired farmer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtice Christine Gentry Maxwell; a son, Edward Maxwell; his parents, Rev. L. B. and Eva Padgett Maxwell; and a sister, Margaret E. Harris. Survivors include two sons, Bobby Maxwell and James Maxwell both of Taylorsville; two daughters, Thelma Langley of Adairsville and Eva Bell of Acworth; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, September 14, in Taylorsville Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Garrett and the Rev. Jack Edwards officiating. Pallbearers included Bill Langley, Brian Garrett, Buddy Corbin, Tim Warren, James Maxwell III, Lee Maxwell, and Jonathan Maxwell. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


Mrs. Mary Broome Maxwell, age 59, of Aragon, passed away Monday, August 10, 1998 following a brief illness. Mrs. Maxwell was born January 17, 1939 in Polk County, Georgia. She had lived her entire life in Polk County and was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and four brothers. Survivors include her husband, Mr. David Maxwell of Aragon; three daughters, Lynn Walker of Aragon, Renee Robinson of Aragon, and Kelly Lowery of Cedartown; a son, Gary Owens of Cartersville; three sisters, Elizabeth Raiden of Winston, Dorothy Curry of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Gertrude Hogue; three brothers, Charles Broome of Cedartown, James Broome of Summerville, and Doyle Broome of Cedartown; 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 12, in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald (Bo) Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery, Cedartown. Pallbearers included Jonathan Dunn, Lee Clemons, Wade Clemons, John Jarvis, Ricky Hulsey and George Wills and Johnny Hogue. The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Foye Yancey McAlister, age 65, of Taylorsville, passed away Friday, November 13, 1998 in Atlanta. Mrs. McAlister was born May 18, 1933 in Bartow County. She was a member of the Baptist faith and a retired Cartersville Spinning employee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Georgia Brown Yancey; a son, George S. McAlister; and a sister, Doris McAlister. Survivors include her husband, Junior Rena McAlister of Taylorsville; two sons, Stanley McAlister and David McAlister both of Taylorsville; two daughters, Ellen Lee of Aragon and Renae Robinson of Rockmart; three brothers, Henry Yancey of Rockmart, James Yancey of Lindale and Jerry Yancey of paris, Tenn.; a sister Carol Warmack of Fairmount; and five grandchildren. Memorial services were held Sunday, November 15 from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Cox officiating. Interment followed in Taylorsville Cemetery. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Essie Singleton McCown, age 78, of Rockmart, died Monday March 9, 1998 following a brief illness. Mrs. McCown was born in Paulding County, Georgia on September 20, 1919, a daughter of the late Major William Singleton and Thella Mae O,Neal Singleton. Mrs. McCown had lived the greater part of her life in Rockmart where she was a member of the Bellview Baptist Church. She returned as the manager of Allens 5 & 10 cents store in 1974 where she had been employed for 22 years. Mrs. McCown was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Charles W. (Buzz) McCown, Sr., on June 5, 1996. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and David Howard, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles W. (Ju) and Cathy McCown, Rockmart; two brothers: Jack Singleton, Cedartown and Denny Singleton, Douglasville; three sisters; Minnie Lee Nichols, Birmingham, Ala., Ludie Chupp, Mableton and Bertha Bowlan, Rome; grandchildren: Derek and Susan Howard, Chattanooga, Tenn., Joy and Tim Mitchell, Dallas, Jeff and Tammie Carlton, Rockmart and Deyne and Michael Feinberg, Marietta; great grandchildren Katie Mitchell, Logan Carlton and four more on the way. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Revs. Owen Davis and Terry Chupp officiating. Interment followed in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with grandson Jeff Carlton officiating. Active pallbearers include Tommy Wise, Max Moss, Duck Mintz, Gordon Forsyth, Mike Worthington, Michael Feinberg and Melton Moss. Honorary pallbearers include Jerry Singleton, Randy Stewart, Jim Logan, Reggie Fennell, Chip Singleton, Doug Singleton, Greg Singleton, Tim Howard, Gene Clark, Jimmy Hastings, Edwin Garrett and Billy Nichols. The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home had charge of these arrangements.


Mr. Jesse L. McDonald, age 79, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, September 17, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mr. McDonald was born August 28, 1919 in Roanoke, Ala. He was a retired Goodyear employee, a member of Fairview Baptist Church, a former Rockmart City Councilman, a U. S. Air Force Veteran of World War II and Korean Conflict, a member of the Rockmart Masonic Lodge #97 F&AM, and a member of the Rockmart American Legion Post #12. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Samples McDonald; his parents, Samuel Trent and Vicy Louella Ritcherson; a son, Jimmy McDonald;; and a daughter-in-law, Gail Simpson. Survivors include a son, Barry Trent McDonald of Rockmart; a brother, Walter Trent McDonald of Anderson, S.C.; a sister Mildred Stanford of Riverdale; and four grandchildren, Jan McDonald, Jason McDonald, Tyler McDonald, and Travis McDonald all of Rockmart. Funeral services were held Friday, September 18, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Tony Matthews, David Head, Robert Abernathy, Craig McDonald, Burney Horsley, and Ricky Bowers. Honorary pallbearers included Rev. Hobart Pierce, James Channel, Al Drent, Bob Terry, and Frank Plant. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Howard Vann (Snooks) McElwee, age 66, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, January 17, 1998. Mr. McElwee was born March 7, 1931 in Polk County. He was a member of the Caldonia Lodge 121 F&AM, a member of the Cedar Valley Shrine Club and the Yarba Temple. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Williams McElwee, of Cedartown; father, John McElwee, of Cedartown; three sons, Greg McElwee, of Cedartown, Rob McElwee, of Marietta and Randy Palmer, of North Carolina; two daughters, Lisa Hooper and Terry Tillery, both of Cedartown; one brother, Bobby McElwee of Cedartown; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. McElwee were held Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel with the Rev. Sam Self and the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery with full Naval Honors. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Huel H. McElwee, age 66, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, April 3, 1998. Mr. McElwee was born July 23, 1931 in Carroll County. He was a member of the New Etna Baptist Church and a Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dual William McElwee and Maybell Smith McElwee; a brother, Junior McElwee; and a sister, Geneva Schiek. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy McElwee of Cedartown; a son, Tim McElwee of Cedartown; two stepsons, Donnie Hilliard and Scott Hilliard, both of Cedartown; a daughter, Adonna Puckett of Cedartown; three brothers, Eual McElwee of Tallapoosa, Joe McElwee of Rome and Eddie McElwee of Doraville, two sisters, Margaret Zimmerman of Cedartown, Sandra Hardin of Rome; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 5, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the New Etna Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Thomas, Dr. Dewayne New and Gary Puckett officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included James Head, Jamie Schiek, Tony McElwee, Chuck McElwee, David McElwee, Charles McElwee and Greg McElwee. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Joseph H. (Joe) McElwee, Sr., age 58, of 22 Norwood Street, Rome, Ga., passed away Wednesday, December 16, 1998. Mr. McElwee was born November 21, 1940 in Floyd County. He was the previous owner of North Broad Produce in Rome, Ga., and was employed as a general contractor for Hardy Realty. He was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross Clyde McElwee and Viola "China" McElwee; and a brother, Jerry Wayne McElwee. Survivors include his wife Nettie Ann Magnicheri McElwee; a son, Joseph Hart (Joey) McElwee, Jr. of Rome Ga.; a brother, Bobby G. McElwee, Sr., of Cave Spring, Ga.; an aunt, Frances Farmer of Cedartown, Ga.; a sister Mary Frances Short of Yuma, Arizona; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. McElwee were conducted Sunday, December 20, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Rice and Rev. Phillip Smith officiating. Interment followed in Jackson’s Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers included Bobby G. McElwee, Jr., Gary J. McElwee, Joseph W. McElwee, David Pilcher, Danny Williams, and Gary Ralph Stansell. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Howard Spencer McLarty, age 78, of Piedmont, Ala., passed away Sunday, May 24, 1998 at his residence. He was born August 12, 1919, in Douglas County and was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II. He was a retired engineer from the Southern Railway Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hattie Pearl Leathers McLarty and Hiram Samuel McLarty; and two sisters, Frances McLarty and Helen Greene. Survivors include his wife Edith Mayton McLarty of Piedmont, Ala.; a daughter Louise McLarty Cooper of Cedartown; a son, David Spencer McLarty of Piedmont, Ala.; a sister Gladys Hembree of Villa Rica; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Rich Fushia officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Alma Louise McCain, age 75, Acworth, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 1998. Mrs. McCain lived in Polk County since 1962 and was a homemaker. Survivors included three sons, Don McCain of Marietta, Larry McCain of Marietta, Jesse P. McCain of Woodstock; one daughter Debby Jarrell of Acworth; one brother, Bill Hogan of Jackson, Miss., one sister, Doris Beck of Cedartown; seven grandchildren and two great granddaughters. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 30, at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw with Pastor Walter Langdon officiating. Interment followed at New Harmony Christian Church in Cragford, Alabama.


Mrs. Irene Virginia Roberts McLean, age 59, of Villa Rica, died Saturday, June 27, 1998. Mrs. McLean was born April 28, 1939, in Middleton, Tenn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Pitser Miller Roberts. Survivors include, her mother Ruth Virginia Lambert Roberts; her husband, Robert William McLean, to whom she was married September 8, 1957; three daughters, Rhonda Jamison of Cedartown, Amy Binney of Carrollton, and Amanda Agan of Villa Rica; two sisters, Frances Roberts Hampton of Toone, Tenn., and Jeanie Roberts Hindman of Corinth, Miss.; three brothers, Jerome Edward Roberts, James Miller Roberts and Joey Houston Roberts, all of Tenn.; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, June 29, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica with the Rev. David Marshall officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers included FJ. C. Green, Richard Carroll, Harold Tumlin, Benny Hampton, Joey Roberts and Lewis Kave. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Harvey K. McNease, Sr., age 75, of Cochran, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 1998 in Atlanta. Mr. McNease was a native of Glynn County. He was a graduate of Middle Georgia College, Tennessee Tech, Peabody College and Georgia Southern College. He was a former head Football coach in Fayette County High, Thomson High, Vidalia High, Irwin County High and Wrightsville High. He was a coach, Athletic Director and principal of Cochran High School. Mr. McNease was a member of Cochran First United Methodist Church where he was a former chairman of the official board. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Navy. He was a former member of the Cochran Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, Mary Brewster McNease of Cedartown; a son, Harvey K. McNease, Jr. of Cochran; a daughter, Suzanne McNease Dudley of Lilburn; two stepsons, Joseph Brewster of Shalimar, Fla. and John Brewster of Cedartown; a stepdaughter, Linda Brewster Ayers of Auburn, Ala.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 28, in Cochran First United Methodist Church with Dr. Terry Deloach and the Rev. Jerry Peacock officiating. Interment followed in Pulaski-Bleckley Memorial Gardens in Bleckley County. Pallbearers included George Porter, Ben Dykes, Van Dykes, M. A. (Bull) Dykes, James Horton and Harrison McNease. Fisher Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Faye Meadors, age 82, of Austell, GA., formerly of Cedartown, Ga., passed away Monday, December 21, 1998. Mrs. Meadors was born December 22, 1915 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvie "Slim" Meadors; and her parents, William Ross McBride and Rose Ella Parham McBride. Survivors include one daughter, Betty Rose Delong of Powder Springs, Ga.; one son, Richard D. Meadors of Powder Springs, Ga.; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 23 at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Hoyt L. Middlebrooks, age 84, of Akron, Oh. Passed away in his sleep December 5, 1998 at his residence. He was born July 16, 1914 in Lindale, Ga. Retired from Libbey Owens Ford Plate Glass. He lived most of his life in Cedartown, GA. And always considered it his home. Hoyt was brought up by his mother’s parents Robert and Emma McCain and loved his aunts like sisters. Married to Audrey Adams since 1938, they became parents to 8 children losing their eldest son in infancy. The family moved to Toledo Ohio in 1953 where Hoyt worked for Libbey Owens Ford Plate Glass. Retirement came in 1976, returning to Cedartown, GA. Mr. and Mrs. Middlebrooks became familiar sight on their front porch for 21 years. Mr. Middlebrooks enjoyed walking. He knew the shop keepers by name on main St. and West Ave. He always had a pleasant word for everyone. There were many friends, especially Clark and Edna Bussey and Roger and Lilo Hiltbrand who meant so much to Middlebrooks. Hoyt is survived by his much loved wife Audrey Middlebrooks, Daughters; Audrey, Juanita and Bobby Kilgore of Akron, Oh. Linda and Pete Johnson of Port Charlotte, Fl; Vicki and Jeff Sollenberger of Union, Oh. Sons: Jerry Wayne and Larry Middlebrooks of Toledo, Bill and Anna Middlebrooks of Port Charlotte, FL. There are numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Aunts; Ruth and Bill Robinson of Cedartown, GA., Lillian Brown of Huston, TX; Uncle, Thomas O. McCain of Chattanooga, TN.; Sister-in-law: Delia Blake of Cedartown, GA.; Edna Brown Adams of Newnan, GA., Azie Lee Nations of McDonough, GA., Mae Farmer of Harbor Beach, Michigan, Estoria Day Adams of Cedartown, GA.; Brother-in-law: Amos and Dot Adams of Rome, GA. Mr. Middlebrooks is returning to be buried in his beloved Georgia. Funeral services for Mr. Hoyt L. Middlebrooks were conducted Friday, December 11, 1998 at 1:oo p.m. at the Chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Mose Wilson officiating. Pallbearers include: Bill Middlebrooks; Vicki Sollenberger, Bobby K. Kilgore; Pete Johnson; Mark G. Primeaux, Jr.; Chaz Middlebrooks. Gammage Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Sonney Millhollan, Sr., age 42, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, February 13, 1998 in Rome. Mr. Millhollan was born March 9, 1955 in Habersham County, Georgia. He was a Georgia Power Employee and of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his father, E.S. Donald Millhollan. Survivors include his mother, Doress Posey Robinson, of Rockmart; two sons, Sonny Gerald Millhollan, Jr., and Joshua Dell Millhollan, both of Rockmart; a grandmother, Mrs. Flora Millhollan, of Cedartown; two sisters, Dondra Hutcheson, of Rockmart, and Sandra Lanning, of Marietta; and a granddaughter. The Funeral service was held Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Eulogy by Mark Sproull and the Rev. Charles William officiating. Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tripp Barrett, David Hutchinson, Sr., Bobby Posey, Eddie Statham, Blake Brumbelow, Doyle Thomas and Wayne Clemons. Honorary pallbearers were Franklin Statham, Danny Stanford, David Hutchinson, Jr., Woodrow Barrett, and fellow Georgia Power employees. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Herman Ray Mitchell, age 36, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, December
28, 1998. Mr. Mitchell was born April 7, 1962 in Pell City, Ala. and was
employed with Haney’s Supply Co., Inc. He was preceded in death by his
mother, Sara Mitchell; and a son Johnny Dale Ray Mitchell. Survivors
include his wife, Sharon Mitchell; two daughters, Stephanie and Stacey
Stimson; three sons, Bobby Stimson, Harley Mitchell and Jessie Mitchell; his
father, C. L. Mitchell; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Felicia Bullock.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 31, 1998 from the chapel of
the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating.
Interment followed in Eastview Cemetery. Pallbearers included K. C.
Reddish, Bo Bullock, Joe Kirk, Chris Houck, Rascoe Reddish and Kevin
Quillian. Honorary pallbearers included Jamie Strickland, Charles Houck and
Jamie Cotton. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Floyd Lagatha Moody, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, December
27, 1998. Mrs. Moody was born July 3, 1917 in Floyd County. She was a
member of Freedom Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband,
James Verdell Moody; and parents, Bessie Mae Hampton Shaw and Ralph Beeman
Shaw. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Hackney of Cedar Bluff, Ala.; a
son, Ernest L. Moody of Cedartown; a sister, Mrs. Johnny (Eual) Nichols of
Acworth, Ga.; three grandchildren; three step grandchildren; two great
grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday,
December 29, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev.
Ricky Shedd and Rev. David Ingram officiating. Interment followed in
Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included W. A. Nichols, Paul Moody, Ed
Cook, Brewster Bridges and Larry Hamilton. Gammage Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Joe Wright Moody, age 78, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, July 31, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Moody was born February 24, 1920 in Yorkville. He was a U. S. Army Medical retiree and of the Christian belief. He was preceded in death by his parents, Conner and Annie Leigh Pruitt Moody. Survivors include two sons, David Harrell Moody of Silver Creek and James Daniel Moody of Rockmart; to daughters, Martha Diane Jackson and Debbie Patricia Wilson both of Rockmart; a brother, Glenn Moody of Yorkville; two sisters, Norma Jean Rawl of Powder Springs and Faye Miller of Rockmart; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 2, in the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with Mr. Allen Scott officiating. Interment followed in Yorkville Cemetery with the Rockmart American Legion Post #12 in charge of military rites. Pallbearers included Adrian Currie, Sparky Wilson, James Wilson, Cody Wilson, Jesse Jackson, and Kevin Graham. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. J. C. Moon, age 76, of Douglasville, succumbed to cancer Tuesday, February 24, 1998, at his residence. Mr. Moon was a retired foreman with Delta Airlines with 30 years service, served as a Deacon and member of Mr. Zion Baptist Church, and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion B. and Nettie Brown Moon. Survivors include a wife Margaret Moon of Douglasville; two sons, Terry Moon and Jerry Moon, both of Douglasville; a daughter, Beverly Cochran of Douglasville; a brother, Horace Moon of Rockmart; two sisters Maggie Rae King and Rosie Faye Moon both of Rockmart; three grandsons; and five great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Friday, February 27, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dallas with the Rev. Michael Wheeler, the Rev. John Cox and the Rev. Robert White officiating. Interment followed in Yorkville Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Cochran, Thomas Cochran, Jason Cochran, Wesley Crone, Rusty Crone, and Butch Porter. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary N. Moon, age 70, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, July 9, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Moon was born June 3, 1928 in Haralson County. She was a homemaker and member of Crossroads Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Moon; and her parents, Spencer and Lula Waldrop Carroll. Survivors include a son, Jim Moon of Rockmart; a brother Frank Carroll of Lee,s Summit, Mo.; two sisters, Betty Gore of Rockmart and Mildred Crunkleton of Turin; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 10, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Charles Dyer, the Rev. Donnie Williams and the Rev. David Post officiating. Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included B.J. Walker, Luther Landrum, Dr. Ralph King, Dr. Glenn King, Lee Swift and Tony Fennell. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Alan Jones Moore, age 23, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, May 11, 1998. Mr. Moore was born September 29, 1974 in Floyd County and was employed as a welder with Steel King. He was preceded in death by his father, James Harold Moore. Survivors include his wife Regina Moore of Cedartown; a son Tyler Alan Moore of Cedartown; a daughter, Jane Moore of Cedartown; his parents, Jane and Vance Frew of Cedartown; grandparents, Mrs. S. B. Liveoak, Sara Sargent, Mr. And Mrs. Howard Green and Mrs. Charles Holland, all of Cedartown; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Benefield and the Rev. Bruce Farrant officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Dylan Jackson, Phil Bedford, Jon Taylor, Josh Casey, Mathew Taylor and Bryan Spann. Honorary pallbearers were Jody Clemmons, Brent Clemmons, Derrick Clemmons, Howard Hass, Billy Millholland and Kevin Brown. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Catherine Moore, age 18. And her infant son, Joseph Ray Moore, of Silver Creek, died Friday, May 8, 1998 in Macon, GA. Miss Moore was born June 15, 1979 in Rome. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Jo Ann Streetman. Survivors include her parents, Patsy Moore of Silver Creek and Joseph W. Moore, Sr., of Macon; a brother, Josephy Wayne Moore, Jr. of Silver Creek; and grandparents, Harvey Ray Streetman of Aragon, and Mr. And Mrs. Payton Moore of Macon. Funeral services were held Monday, May 11, 1998 at 4 p.m. from Euharlee Baptist Church with the Rev. Archie Streetman and the Rev. Dewey Atchley officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jimmy Cagle, Tommy Smith, Jason Garrett, Ricky Garrett, Jerry Sewell, Brice Lovitt and Corey Hudgins. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Edith Allen Moore, age 76, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, April 13, 1998. Mrs. Moore was born August 21, 1921 in Lenox, GA. and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown. Survivors include tow sons, John Howard Moore and Richard William Moore, both of Marietta, GA.; a daughter, Mary Cecil Moore Mattingley of Mill Valley, Calif.; a sister, Merle Bowen of Tifton, Ga.; a brother Bruce Allen of Lenox, GA.; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 17, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Cedartown with the Dr. Jerry Mahan officiating. Interment followed in the Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers included Talmadge Ammons, Gerald McAllister, Billy Byrne, Al Hales, Mason Brumby and Bill Allen. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Seaborn "Seab" Eugene Moore, age 40, of Kingston, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mr. Moore was born August 31, 1958 in Bartow County. He was a farmer and owner of Seab Moore Septic Tank and Grading Service and Etowah Pools. He was past president and member of Bartow County Young Farmers and a member of Kingston United Methodist Church. He graduated from Cass High School. Survivors include his wife, Judy Godfrey Moore of Kingston; two daughters, Chessie Caitlyn Moore and Nettie Kathryne Moore both of Kingston; a son Benjamin Seaborn Moore of Kingston; his mother, Lillie Madge Moore of Kingston; two sisters, Linda Gartrell Tucker of Kingston and Nettie Moore Holt of Cassville; two brothers, William (Billy) Coats Moore, Jr. and David O,Connor both of Kingston; several aunts and uncles; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 19, at Kingston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leon Smith officiating. Interment followed in Kingston City Cemetery. Pallbearers included Tommy Dillard, Nathan Thornton, Wiley Sullins, Jr., John Black, Barry Shinall, Johnny Smith, Mark Jolley and Daryl Frix. Honorary pallbearers included Butch Cleland, Dan Jolley, Sr., Bud Henley, C. L. Tidwell, Tommy Strickland, Vincent (Dink) Jolley, Dennis Brewer and Jack Jolley. The Parnick Jennings Funeral Home of Cartersville was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Frances Ann Morgan, age 48, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 1998, in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Morgan was born November 13, 1949 in Rockmart. She was a Lindale Dairy King Employee and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Lamar Morgan; and parents, Green I. And Iva Lee Clyatt Blalock. Survivors include her mother, Myrtice Davis of Rockmart; a son Jeff Morgan of Rockmart; two daughters, Andrea Michelle Morgan, and Leslie Shae Morgan, both of Rockmart; and tow sisters, Nancy Harp of Conyers and Kathy Watkins of Marietta. Funeral service for Mrs. Morgan was held Thursday, March 19, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Carroll officiating. Interment followed in the Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ricky Floyd, Robert Farmer, Don Lyle, Neal Carter, Alan Dean, and Robert Blalock. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Edward Morris, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, June 20. 1998. Mr. Morris was born October 23, 1920 in Calhoun County, Ala. Survivors include his wife Annie Packer Morris of Cedartown; two sons, Roy Lee of Cedartown and Doug Lee of Lindale; two daughters, Becky Wiggins of Cedartown and Brenda Joyce Brown of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Jean M. Sagima of Gadsden, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23, 1998 in the Eastview Baptist Church with the Rev. Reginald Campbell and the Rev. Benny Lindsey officiating. Interment followed in Shiloh Baptist Church. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Garvin Morris, Sr, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, June 11, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Morris was born November 20, 1922 in Cherokee County, Ala. and was a World War II veteran. He was a member of Lodge 121 in Cedartown. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fannie Ragsdale Morris and Charles Morris. Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Morris of North Carolina; a son, John G. Morris, Jr. of Austell; two sisters, Annie Mae Austin of Cedartown and Maxine Morris of Bremen; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 5 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Forrister officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mildred Lucile Morris, age 82, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, September 25, 1998. Mrs. Morris was born September 14, 1916 in Polk County. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie B. Morris. Survivors include a son Donald Morris of Clarksville, Tenn.; three daughters, Maxine Pilgrim of Rockmart, Jeanette Farmer of Buchanan and Elizabeth Cooper of Cedartown; 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 26, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Davis officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Brent Morris, Corey Morris, Eddie Cooper, Bobby Farmer, Billy Farmer and Jay Haney. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Birtie Wright Moss, age 83, of Douglasville and formerly of Mendota, Ill., passed away Tuesday, October 27, 1998. Mrs. Moss was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Rockmart. Survivors include four daughters, Margie Brown of Austell, Bernice Lewallen of Douglasville, Lynetta Waddell of Abbeyville, Miss., and Laura Jarrell of Orlando; a son, William Harrell of Union Town, Ala.; a brother, Claude Wright of Cardova, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 29, at the Davis-Struempf Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Milton Dwelle officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Davis-Struempf Funeral Home of Austell was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Florence Diamond Mullinax, age 73 of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Mullinax was born February 20, 1925 in Cleburne Co., Ala. and was a member of Lime Branch Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Agbert Mullinax; and her parents, Mary Elizabeth Martin Diamond and Remmer Herbert Diamond. Survivors include five daughters, Linda Mullinax Welsh of Franklin, N. C., Barbara Robinson of Coosa, Joanne Dean, Connie Timms and Carolyn Mull all of Cedartown; five sons, James "Buddy" Mullinax, of Chattanooga, Tenn., James Liddell Mullinax, Bobby Mullinax, Ronnie Mullinax and Tommy V. Mullinax all of Cedartown; 22 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, October 30. From Lime Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Self officiating. Interment followed in Union Grove Cemetery, Rock Run, Ala. Pallbearers included Steve Manning, Lewis "Monk" Mullinax, Lee Richardson, T. J. Couey, Preston Lockridge and Joel Guthrie. Honorary pallbearers included her grandsons. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Herman Nations, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 1998. Mr. Nation was born on June 19, 1928 in Polk County. He was of Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Annie Nation of Cedartown; a son, Jeff Currie of Canton, GA.; a sister Joanne McCrickard of Cedartown; and six grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Nation were held Friday, March 13, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel with the Rev. Owen Davis, Jr., officiating. Military graveside services followed in the Northview Cemetery conducted by the Brewster-Cleveland Post 86, Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Howard L. Newman, age 86, of Cedartown passed away January 5, 1998. Mr. Newman was born August 28, 1911, in Haralson County. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry James and Etta Mize Newman; and his wife, Geneva Richards Newman. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held. January 7, 1998, at 3 p.m. from the Miller Funeral Home in the Popular Springs Church Cemetery. Miller Funeral Home of Tallapoosa was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Malline Fay Nichols, age 68, of Cedartown passed away Saturday, June 6, 1998 in a local hospital. Mrs. Nichols was born October 21, 1929 in Polk County and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jack D. Nichols, sr. of Cedartown: two daughters, Cindy Posey and Patti Haney both of Cedartown; a son David Nichols of Cedartown; a brother, Bill Roberson of Cedartown; a sister, Marjorie Willingham of Cedartown; twelve grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Pierce Ashmore and the Rev. Ailien Isreal officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers included Roger Collins, Jr., Jason Posey, David Posey, Brandon Sadler, Billy Sadler, Alan Nichols, and Dusty Nichols. Honorary pallbearers included Gary Posey, Rick Roberson, Bob Willingham and Ernest Haney. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Howard Nichols, age 65, of Cedartown passed away Saturday, October 31, 1998. Mr. Nichols was born December 13, 1932 in Polk County. He was a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. He also had 25 years of service with Cedartown Little League. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Faye Nichols; his father, James Curtis Nichols; a daughter. Keela Faye Nichols; and a brother Gene Nichols. Survivors include a daughter, Debra Oneal of Cedartown; a son, Ricky Nichols of Charlotte, N. C.; his mother, Lucille Cornelia Shiflett Nichols of Cedartown; a brother, Donald Nichols of Cedartown; five grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 3, at Lake Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Woodard, the Rev. Linda Smith, and the Rev. Mike Brooks officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mildred E. Nix, age 84, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Nix was born January 7, 1914 in Cedartown. She was a homemaker, secretary and a member of the Cedartown First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Nix; her parents, William Frank and Carrie Viola Avant Edwards; and a son Aaron Nix. Survivors include three sons, Jerry Scott Nix of Manhattan Beach, Calif., John W. Nix of Fitzerald, and William Byron Nix of Cedartown; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 29, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Steven Usry and the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Larry Pittman, Charles McCown, Donald Mintz, Johnny Coker, Johnny Howell, and Charles Blalock. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Vennie Miller Norris, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, March 28, 1998. Mrs. Norris was born June 17, 1920 in Cobb County, GA. and was a member of Young,s Grove Baptist Church in Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis M. Norris in 1994. Survivors include two sons Bobby Norris and Steve Norris both of Cedartown; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Funeral services for Vennie Miller Norris were conducted Monday, March 30, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Young,s Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Woods and the Rev. Roger Paris officiating. Interment followed in the Young,s Grove Cemetery. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Elder Willie A. Norris, age 90, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 1998. Mr. Norris was born on June 4, 1908, in Cullman County, Ala. He was a Baptist preacher, a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, and retired insurance agent. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alse F. and Bessie Moon Norris; and brother, Wendell Norris. Survivors include his wife Mollie E. Childers Norris of Rome; a son, Tony A. Norris of Rockmart; two daughters, Merle Fricks of Rome and Glenda Rae Contino of Chamblee; a brother, Dovard Norris of Cullman, Ala.; and Paul Norris of Seattle, Wash.; Five sisters, Zell Smith of Cullman, Ala., Evelyn Montgomery of Seattle, Washington., Thelene Thornton of Columbus, OH., , Wynell Murphy of Cullman, Ala., and Olean Kelley of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 24, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Green Tibbitts and Elder Harold Gilbert officiating. Interment followed in Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullman, Ala. Pallbearers included grandsons, Chris Norris, Chad Wolfe, Ross Norris, Chuck Fricks, John Ayers, and Andy Ayers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Olin Phillip Odom, age 58, of Smyrna, passed away Sunday, September 6, 1998. Mr. Odom has lived in Cobb County since 1950. He was a self-employed construction worker. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, O.W. Odom. Survivors include, his mother, Helen D. Odom of Smyrna; three sons, Tim Odom of Garland, Texas, Tom Odom and Ben Odom both of Kenner, La.; a stepson, Glenn Major of Cedartown; two stepdaughters, Kim Lanning of Cedartown and Crystal Reece of Armuchee; three brothers, Frank Odom of Powder Springs, Steve Odom and Mark Odom both of Marietta; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 9, from the Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna with Dr. Robert L. Warlaw officiating. Interment followed in Georgia Memorial park Cemetery. Carmichael Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Frank George Overbey, age 68, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, March 2, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Overbey was born August 30, 1929. He was retired from Wright & Lopez as an area manager. After retirement he was a bus driver for the Head Start Program. He was a member of Friendly Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Hiram Overbey. Survivors include his wife, Mary S. Overbey of Cedartown; his mother, Annie Strickland of Douglasville; two brothers, Hiram Overbey of Warner Robbins, and Sammy Strickland of Cedartown; three sisters, Judy Spikes of Pooler, GA., Ruth Stroup of Cedartown and Ila Yvonne Jordan of Douglasville; five sons, Patrick T. Overbey of Dahlonega, H. Terry Overbey of Winder, Daniel Overbey of South Bend, Ind., Michael E. Overbey and Charles T. Overbey of Powder Springs; a daughter, Denise Overbey of Stone Mountain; twelve grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Overbey was held Wednesday, March 4, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Friendly Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Hulsey and the Rev. R. B. Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens with full military rites conducted by the Marine Service in Rome. Pallbearers were Scotty Blankenship, Danny Willis, David Sisson, George Vinsen, Jerome Smith and Michael Overbey. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Blankenship, Jim Crawford, William Kelley, and Lonnie Nale. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Gladys Pauline Owens, age 82, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, April 3, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Owens was born June 19, 1915 in Trion, GA. and was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was a member of the Adult Ladies No. 1 Sunday school class and WMU Carrie Barrett. She was preceded in death by her husband, D. C. Owens; and her parents, Sallie Walden Hayes and Sidney Hayes. Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Owens of Cedartown, Shirley Waits of Lindale, Martha Peace of Sebastian, Fla.; three sons, Sidney Owens of Alabama, T. Douglas Owens and Larry Owens, both of Cedartown; a sister, Ruby Gannon of Subligna, GA.; two brothers, Vernon Hayes and Manuel Hayes, both of Summerville; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 5, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. James Guy and the Rev. J. C. Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were her grandchildren and honorary pallbearers were her great grandchildren. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Carol Jean Oxenreider, age 63, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday July 7, 1998.. Mrs. Oxenreider was born August 12, 1934 and was a member of the Baptist faith. She was a business lady and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Michael Oxenreider of Cedartown; three daughters, Karen Sparks of Bremen, Susan Rudd of White, and Jeri Polito Barrett of Augusta; a sister, Donna Smith of White Clay, Neb.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 10, 1998 in the chapel of Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Fetkenhour officiating. Interment followed in the Weiss Lake Memorial Garden, Gaylesville, Ala. Pallbearers included Amos Sparks, Wayne Cox, Hubert Sparks, Keith Warner, Dwight Rudd and Eric Warner. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Daisy Myrtle Miller Packer, age 82, of Cedartown, passed Saturday, September 12, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Packer was born April 6, 1916 and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Plumer Collins Miller and Walter T. Miller. Survivors include her husband, Archie E. Packer of Cedartown: two daughters, Bernice Crowe of Rome and Brenda Burns of Cedartown: two sons, Edward Packer of Cave Springs and Melvin Packer of Rome: three sisters, Fannie East, Pauline Packer and Katie Mae Strickland all of Cedartown: a brother, Allen Miller of Atlanta: 14 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 13, 1998 from Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Owen "Bud" Davis, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers included Tracy Packer, Beaver Packer, Tommy Packer, Michael Packer, Jeffery Burns and Randy Burns. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Eleanor Ann Parker, age 79, of Decatur, formerly of Rockmart, died Saturday, June 20, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Parker was born January 4, 1919 in Downing, Wisconsin. She was a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church in Decatur, a former member of Rockmart First United Methodist Church, a retired Rockmart High School teacher, and formerly taught at Springfield, Ohio High School. She was a graduate of Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin and Kent State in Kent Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, George A. and Eva Penney Stadtmueller. Survivors include her husband, John M. Parker of Decatur; two sons, Jerry Parker and Daniel Parker both of Atlanta; two daughters, Lynne Sedgwick of Hanover, Massachusetts and Sharon Parker of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Richard Stadtmueller of Waupaca, Wisconsin; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23 at 11 a.m. from Rockmart First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Autry and Dr. Bob Bowling officiating. Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers included Avary Weldon, Don Tate, David Jarvis, David Edge, Andy Elrod, and Jack Simpkins. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Glenn Walter Paschal, age 56, of Rockmart, died Saturday May 16, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Paschal was born September 28, 1941, in Polk County and was a member of Rockmart Second Baptist Church. He was employed by the Polk School District as a teacher at Eastside Elementary School. He had taught in Polk County for 27 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Pauline Garner Pascal; and a sister, Beverly Branton. Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Lou Paschal of Rockmart; two sons, John Paschal and Matthew Paschal, both of Rockmart; four brothers, Eugene Paschal of Statesville, N.C., Harvey Paschal of Marietta, Ga., William Paschal of Rockmart and Jerry Paschal of Rome; three sisters, Virginia Kuehner of Rockmart, Catherine Otts of Rome and Emmalene Puryear of Mechanicsville, Va.. Graveside services were held Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. in Rockmart Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Billy Patrick officiating. Pallbearers included Mel Roper, And Roper, Scott Roper, Bill Willis, Seals Wallace and Chris Wallace. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Dr. James A. Pate, age 89, of Bremen, passed away August 22, 1998 at his home. Dr. Pate was born August 25, 1908. He was a former resident of Pickens County and Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was a pastor at West End Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa for many years. He received his bachelor&rsquos degree at Harvard College in Birmingham, Ala. And his masters and doctorate of education at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Pate taught at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. And served as Head of the Education Department. He pastored many churches throughout his 65 years ministry in churches in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Shirley of Pickens County. Survivors include four daughters, Betty Powell of Bremen, Frances Phillips of Ralph, Ala., Jackie Weidenbach of Douglasville and Jimmie Moore of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a son, Randy Pate of Buchanan; a sister, Ida Bell of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a brother Paul Pate of Birmingham, Ala,; nine grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 25, from Waco Baptist Church in Waco with the Rev. Jesse Hilton officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers included William A. Powell, Jr., Clyde H. Phillips, Jr., William Timothy Weidenbach, Dan Tidwell, Terry Austin, and Jesse Clements. Honorary pallbearers included Frank Semancik and James A. Samuels. Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen was in charge of the arrangements.


Miss Annie Lou Peace, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at her residence. Miss Peace was born October 19, 1920 in Polk County and was a member of Youngs Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Belle Rainwater Peace and Memory E. Peace, Sr.; a sister Edna Galloway; and a brother, Memory Peace, Jr. Survivors include a sister Rossie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three brothers, William Peace and Robert Ss. Peace, both of Cedartown and Norman Peace of Sebastain, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Wood officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Memory Galloway, Greg Peace, Hank Peace, Steve Peace, Richard Peace and Mike Peace. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Joan Hollingsworth Pearson, age 60, of Jasper, Ala. And formerly of Cedartown, passed away August 31, 1998 at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Mrs. Pearson lived in Jasper since 1980. She was active in community affairs and was newsletter editor of the Pilot Club. She was instrumental in the founding of the Daily Mountain Eagle Christmas Shoe Fund which provided shoes for needy children in Walker County. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jasper. Survivors include her husband, Doug Pearson of Jasper and former editor of the Cedartown Standard (1965-1972); a son, Doug Pearson, III (of Florence, Ala.; and a daughter, Sheila Pearson of New Orleans, La. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 2, at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Adams and the Rev. Charles Powell officiating. Interment followed in Memory Hills Garden, Tuscaloosa. Kilgore-Green Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sarah Ragsdale Perry, age 78, of Marietta, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 1998. Mrs. Perry was born in Langdon, Ala. And lived in Marietta since 1959. She was a beautician most of her life. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Marietta. Survivors include two daughters, Sheila A. Carroll of Dallas and Judy Gail Suggs of Powder Springs; three sons, James David Perry of Douglasville, Derrel E. Perry of Dallas and Steve A. Perry of Warner Robbins; a brother, Rev. John Ragsdale of Sallis, Miss.; 25 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 24 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Marietta with the Rev. Bob Milburn officiating. Interment followed in Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery. Carmichael Funeral Home of Marietta was in charge of the arrangements. This announcement was made for the family by Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown.


Miss Anna Virginia Peyton, age 68, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, December 13, 1998 at the Sunrise at Cedartown Nursing Home. Miss Peyton was born in Haralson County on February 10, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Wylie Peyton and Loy McClung Peyton. Survivors include one brother, Ray Peyton of Huntsville, Ala.; one cousin, Mrs. Laura Lee of Cedartown and a number of other relatives. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 15, 1998 from Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel with Mr. Dan Lester officiating. Interment followed in the Perryman Cemetery. Hutcheson ’s Memorial Chapel of Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Gerald R. Phillips, age 63, of Rockmart, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998. Mr. Phillips was born August 5, 1934 in Aragon. He was a retired Goodyear and Engineered Fabrics employee, and a U. S. Army veteran, and a member and Deacon of the Rockmart First Baptist Church where he was a former Adult II Sunday School director and former Brotherhood director. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lillie Thelma Scott Phillips; and four brothers, Gordon Phillips, Edward Phillips, Harold Phillips, and Harry Phillips. Survivors include his wife Nancy F. Phillips of Rockmart; a son, Steve Phillips of Rockmart; a daughter, Susan Phillips of Mount Laurel, NJ.; three brothers, James D. Phillips of Dawsonville, Bobby Joe Phillips of Rockmart, and Ross Phillips of Loganville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 3, 1998 from the Rockmart First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Taylor and Mr. Orville Cameron officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included First Baptist Church Deacons Bob Davis, Barry Morgan, Randy Rayburn, Ralph Sanford, John Layfield, and Skip Sproull. Honorary pallbearers included John Thomason, First Baptist Church Deacons and members of the Rockmart High School Class of 1952. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Wanda Cash Phillips, age 42, of Aragon, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at her residence. Mrs. Phillips was born February 27, 1956 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Sanders. Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Star Carnes and Helena Skye Carnes; a father, William I. Cash; two brothers, William R. Cash and Jimmy Phil Cash; two grandmothers Mary Cash and Joe Sanders; a grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Mrs. Phillip was held March 19, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Talmadge Pope officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Hindmon, Wilburn Brown, Chris Camp, Gerald Dempsey, Bobby Chapman, and John Dean. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Luis Carreno Pineda, age 39, of Anaheim, Calif, passed away Friday, October 2, 1998. Mr. Pineda was born August 25, 1959 in Paso, De-Arena-Gro, Mexico. He was preceded in death by his father, Evodio Medina Carreno. Survivors include his wife, Ernestina Carreno; his mother, Reyna Pacheco Pineda; two daughters, Leticia Carreno and Rayna Carreno; two sons, Luis Rey Carreno and Elmer Carreno; three sisters, Silvia Pacheco, Gloria Garcia, and Maria Del Refugio Medina; and three brothers, Ramiro Pliego, Floriberto Medina, and Rosallino Medina. Mass services was held Wednesday, October 7, from St. Bernadette Catholic Church with Father Richard Young officiating. Interment followed in Paso, De-Arena-Gro, Mexico. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Dewey Wallace Pitts, age 56, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, May 11, 1998. Mr. Pitts was born September 1, 1941 in Polk County and was a member of South Side Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Lynn Pitts, in 1997. Survivors include his stepmother, Catherine Pitts of Cedartown; a daughter Connie Wilson of Cedartown; a brother Harold Pitts of Cedartown; a sister, Diane Peek of Cedartown; and one grandson. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Dwayne New and the Rev. Dr. Gary Parris officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Joel Benjamin Pless, Jr., of Rockmart, died Thursday, December 31, 1998,
in Rome. Mr. Pless was born May 26, 1912 in Bartow County, Ga. He was a
member of Rockmart First Baptist Church, a former baseball player with the
St. Louis Cardinals Farm System and a retired supervisor with Dawn
Helicopter Company of Daytona Beach, Fla. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Joel Benjamin and Fannie Meeks Pless, Sr. Survivors include three
nieces, two nephews, and a number of great nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, January 2, 1999, in Oak Hill
Cemetery, Cartersville, with Rev. David Taylor officiating. Freeman Harris
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Estella Irene Pension Pollard, age 68, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, December 24, 1998 at a local health care center following an extended illness. Mrs. Pollard was born September 15, 1930 in Floyd County, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Pension and Pearilee Ware Pension; her husband, McKinley Pollard, Sr.; and a daughter Gussie Mae Hutchins. Survivors include three children, Edward Pollard of Silver Creek, Ga., Pat Pollard-Davis of Cedartown, and Georgia and McKinley Pollard, Jr. of Rome; four sisters, Ruth Diammond, Betty McCain and Carolyn Davis, all of Rome and Rudy Harden of New York; three brothers, John Wesley Pension, Benny Pension and Tommy Pension, all of Rome; one son in law, Alvin Wayne Davis of Cedartown; one brother in law, Junior Diamond; two sisters-in-law, Emma Grace and Aretha Pension, both of Rome; eight grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at the New Bethel Baptist Church in the Collard Valley Community with Minister Robert Hutchins and other ministers officiating. Interment followed in Southview Cemetery. Wright Memorial Mortuary of Rome was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Connie Louise Pope, age 26, of Buchanan, passed away Thursday, January 15, 1998. Mrs. Pope was born November 13, 1971, in Cobb County. She was employed by the Waffle King, in Hiram. Survivors include her husband, Chris Martin of Buchanan; a daughter, Hollie Louise Pope, of Buchanan; parents, Charles, Sr. and Dorothy Pope of Hiram; a sister Vickie Hall, of Yorkville; two brothers Danny Dwayne Pope, of Hiram and Charles Pope, Jr., of Rockmart; paternal Grandmother, Emma Edna Pope, of Cedartown; Maternal grandparents, Joseph Stewart of Maine and Barbara Hathaway, of Maine. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 18, 1998 at 3 p.m. from the Tabernacle Baptist Church, in Hiram with Dr. Bill Patrick and Rev. Mark Patrick officiating. Interment followed in the Paulding Memorial Gardens, in Hiram. Pallbearers were Paul Pope, Lavon Pope, David Hall, Chris Pope, Greg Mason, Benny Pope, and James Hall. Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Wilson L. (Bill) Porter, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 1998 in Cedartown. Mr. Porter was a graduate of the University of Georgia and a retired business man. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown and for many years an active member of the Kiwanis Club. He was a veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife Hallie Ann Barber Porter of Cedartown, a son, Lee Porter of Cedartown; a daughter, Patsy Norris of Douglasville; a brother, William Read Porter of Lindale, Texas; two sisters, Virginia Burgess of Toccoa and Norma Jane Bame of Lewis, Delaware; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 13, in the First Baptist Church in Cedartown with Dr. Jerry Mahan officiating. Interment followed in the Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens with the Rev. Lynn Willingham officiating. Pallbearers included Glenn McKibben, Sammy Timmons, Larry Mills, Clyde Tuck, Kim Meyer, and Lloyd Hammond. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Cynthia Clara Powell, age 59, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, January 4, 1998. Mrs Powell was born May 13, 1938 in Polk County and was a member of Friendly Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Winfred D. Powell, of Cedartown; two sons, James Puckett, and William Lee, both of Cedartown ; a brother, Robert Jarrell, of Cedartown; three sisters, Mary King, Lillian Beechman and Robyn Brannon, all of Cedartown; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grand-child. The funeral service was held Tuesday, January 6, 1998 in the Friendly Baptist Church with the Rev. R. B. Hulsey and Rev. James Rosser officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Irma L. Pratchard, age 96, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 1998. Mrs. Pratchard was born April 25, 1901 in Spring Garden, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Bryan Pratchard; parents, Riley Fletcher Ash and Daisey Wiggins Ash; a son Bobby Pratchard; and a daughter Ailene Helen Harper. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Betty Aitken of Rome; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Graveside service for Mrs. Pratchard was held Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 3 p.m. from Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Andy Harper, Bryan Harper, Riley Harper, Michael Harper, Gresham Harper, and Eli Gingras. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Carl Holiday Presley, age 79, of Douglasville, died April 5, 1998. Mr. Presley was born in Harriman, Tenn. On December 28, 1918. He was the son of Holiday Presley and Sally Kitchens Presley. He is survived by two sons Doyce Presley of Lithia Springs, and Carl A. Presley of Douglasville; four daughters, Winelle Baldwin of Powder Springs, Virginia Hiett of Heflin, Ala., Charlotte Hicks of Dallas, and Paula Rabern of Douglasville; sixteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services was held at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Aragon, GA. at 2 p.m. on April 8, 1998. Interment followed in the church cemetery. J. Allen Couch Funeral Home of Douglasville was in charge of the arrangements and the local announcement provided for the family by Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown.


Mrs. Florence Price, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, March 28, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Price was born September 14, 1916, in Polk County and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband James W. Price and parents Ira Gowens and Dalphine McGinis Gowens. Survivors include a son, Law Leroy of Anniston, Ala.; a daughter, Doris Bolden, of Anniston, Ala.; and a sister Ruth D. Stubbs of Cedartown. Funeral services for Mrs. Price were held Monday, March 30, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. R. B. Hulsey and the Rev. Billy Vines officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Howard Edison Price, age 88, of Rockmart and formally of Rome, died Friday, May 29, 1998 in Rome. Mr. Price was born April 28, 1910 in Oneida, Tenn. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in World War II. He was a retired keeper with the Celanese and Miller Brothers, and a member of the South Broad United Methodist Church, where he served as a member of the official board, a trustee and treasurer of the men,s Bible class. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Sansom Price; and his parents, Walter Wood and Narah Carson Price. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Jane Autry of Rockmart; a brother Walter K. Price of Marietta, GA.; two sisters Dorothy P. Culver of Pensacola, Fla. And Helen P. Reed of Rome; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday May 31, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the South Broad United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Coley and the Rev. David Autry officiating. Interment followed in Eastview Cemetery in Rome. Pallbearers included Bill Prater, Don Tate, Avery Weldon, Sonny Adams, Harry Fricks, Ken Culver and Lewis Culver. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Eliza Prince, Services for Eliza Prince, 86, of Cedartown will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Fair officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Prince died Friday at Cedartown Health Care. Survivors include one son, Donald Gary Prince of Canton, Ga.; one sister, Beatrice Arrington of Cedartown; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers will be nephews. Mrs. Prince was a resident of Polk County, Ga., for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Prince, and a daughter, Mariam Sue Davis. Saturday, February 7, 1998 addition of the Anniston Star.


Mr. Henry A. (Sonny) Proctor, age 55, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, August 3, 1998, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Proctor was born August 20, 1942 in Floyd County. He was a retired textile employee. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Frank and Etta Mae Williams Proctor. Survivors include two sons, Lamar Proctor of Cartersville and Aaron Proctor of Woodstock; two daughters, Melinda Miller of Cedartown and Angela Dyer of Cartersville; two step sons, David Jarrett and Kenneth Jarrett both of Rome; two sisters, Betty Jo Pinkard of Rockmart and Jean Dowdy of Rockmart, 18 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 6, from Euharlee Baptist Church with the Rev. Archie Streetman and the Rev. Larry Bohannon officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers included Buck Streetman, Irvin Streetman, David Streetman, Keith Streetman, Aaron Cordle, and Eddie Waters. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. J. W. Pruitt, age 73, of Cave Springs, GA., passed away Wednesday,
December 30, 1998. Mr. Pruitt was born July 21, 1925 in Cherokee County,
Ala., and was a member of Community Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Pruitt was a
retired self-employed construction worker and an Army veteran. He was
preceded in death by his parents, Annie Story Pruitt and Lester Monroe
Pruitt. Survivors include his wife Elsie Smith Pruitt of Cave Spring, Ga.;
two sons, Johnny L. Pruitt and Ronny Pruitt, both of Cave Spring, Ga., three
sisters, Lorene Mullinax of Rome, Ga., Gladys P. Wingo of Marietta, Ga. And
Evelyn Smith; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral
services for Mr. Pruitt were conducted Saturday, January 2, 1999 from the
chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Clements officiating.
Interment followed in Cave Spring Cemetery with full military rites
conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post #86. Pallbearers included Steve
Pruitt, Bradley Smith, Travis Smith, Chris Jacobs, Greg Wingo, and Tim
Wingo. Honorary pallbearers included nephews. Gammage Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Laura Wood Pruitt, age 61, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, October 15, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Pruitt was born September 11, 1937 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Lynn Pruitt. Survivors include her husband, Jimmie L. Pruitt of Cedartown; two daughters, Lena Patterson and Judith Early both of Cedartown; two sons, Randall Scott Pruitt and Kermit Eugene Pruitt both of Cedartown; a sister, Shirley Jenkins of Cedartown and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 17, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Moses Wilson and the Rev. Ralph Jenkins officiating. Interment followed in Pine Bower Cemetery. Pallbearers included Todd Jenkins, Larry Mull, Timmy Mull, Skipper Wood, Hollis Jackson and Frankie Matthews. Honorary pallbearers included Bryant Early and Jason Patterson. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Louise Pruitt, age 71, of Cedartown passed away Monday, March 9, 1998. Mrs. Pruitt was born October 4, 1926, in Polk County and was a member of Benedict Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Doyce Pruitt in April 1989. Survivors include son; Phillip Pruitt, two daughters: Carol Woods and Nina Tolbert, all of Cedartown. Five sisters; Brenda Hooper and Martha Minshew, both of Cedartown, Betty Williams of High Point, N. C., and Josephine Dilbeck of Ackworth, and Jeanette Pence of Lindale. Seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services for Mr. Mary Louise Pruitt were conducted Wednesday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Litesey Funeral Home. Rev. Tal Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Mike Hooper, Jim Davidson, Mickey Hooper, Ted Pence, Tim Pence and Greg Jones. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home had charge of these arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Ruth Pyle, age 64, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, April 16, 1998, in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Pyle was born July 2, 1933 in Polk County and was retired from the Lil, People Day Care Center in Rockmart. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Pyle; her parents, William and Hattie Barnett; seven brothers, Seab Barnett, Edward Barnett, Jim Barnett, Raymond Barnett, Levi Barnett, J. P. Barnett, Blache Barnett; and granddaughter, Melinda Ann Pyle. Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Pyle of Douglasville, Vicky Burgess of Cedartown, Nancy Swain of Calhoun; two sons, Randy Pyle and Steve Pyle, both of Cedartown; three sisters, Helen Weaver and Mary Kate Pittman, both of Cedartown, Barbara Avant of Rockhill, Ala.; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 19, 1998, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. R. B. Hulsey and the Rev. Jeff Hulsey officiating. Interment followed at Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jason Lewis, Keith Pyle, Ronnie Bowman, Jerry Pittman, Trey Swain and J. W. Couch.


Mr. John C. "Buddy" Pyles, age 75, of Silver Creek, passed away Saturday, May 16, 1998. He was born April 19, 1923 in Polk County and he was a retired machinist from West Point Pepperell having put in 35 years service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flonnie Frances Pyles; and his parents, Winnie S. Baldwin Pyles and Robert Lee Pyles. Survivors include two daughters, Grace White, of Silver Creek and Ann Bevels, of Lindale; a son Gerald Pyles, of Lindale; three sisters, Elizabeth McCombs, Agnes Martin, and Sara Norwood; four brothers, The Rev. Robert Pyles, Posey Pyles, Allen Tyler, and Jimmy Pyles; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Fraiser officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery. Pallbearers included the Rev. Robert Pyles, Posey Pyles, Jimmy Pyles, Terry Ayers and Stanley Ayers. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Odessa Brumbelow Raiford, age 86, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Raiford was born January 2, 1912 in Aragon. She was a retired Aragon Mills employee, a homemaker, and a member of the Rockmart First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Raiford; her parents, Caleb Wilson and Aurie Freeman Brumbelow; and five brothers, Robert Brumbelow, J. C. Brumbelow, C. W. Brumbelow, Clarence Brumbelow, and Marvin Brumbelow. Funeral services were held Friday, November 27, from the Rockmart First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Autry officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Doyle Rich, Dan Simon, George Scott, Jack Selman and Mickey Spinks. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Madge Watts Randall, age 87, of Cedartown passed away Saturday, February 7, 1998. Mrs. Randall was born September 17, 1910 in Dallas, GA. and was a member of the First Methodist Church of Cedartown and retired Teachers Association. She attended the Georgia State Women,s College as well as West Georgia College. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Hugh Watts Randall. Survivors include two sons, Charles M. Randall, Sr., of Buford and Dr. Hugh W. Randall, M.D., of Lilburn; a brother, Scott Smith of Dallas; two sisters, Mary E. Smith and Tommie S. Holland both of Dallas; and four grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Randall were held Monday, February 9, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Ross officiating. Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery, in Rockmart. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Andrew J. Ray, age 71, of Cedartown, died Sunday, May 10, 1998 at a Rome hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Ray was a retired worker with Fairbanks, Inc. of Rome and was a retired veteran from the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Ray and Neta Ray; a brother, C. W. Ray; and a sister, Helen Ann Couch. Survivors include his wife, Brenda D. Ray; three sons, Andrew J. Ray, Jr., David Ray and Joey Ray; three stepdaughters, Connie M. Moncrief and Crystal G. Perry, both of Cedartown, and Angela S. Arp of Felton; a stepson, Anthony "Bo" Perry of Birmingham, Ala., two sisters, Bobbie Womack of Decatur, Tenn. And Margaret Case of Rome; two brothers, Johnny Ray of Dothan, Ala. And Lynn Ray of Rome; a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The Cremation Society of Georgia was in charge of the arrangements.


Master Cezar Reyes, age 11 months, of Cedartown passed away October 16, 1998. He was born November 2, 1997 and was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include his parents, Mario and Silvina Reyes of Cedartown; two brothers, Daniel and Juan Reyes; and three sisters, Leticia, Kimberly and Elva Reyes. Funeral services were held Monday, October 19, at St. Bernadette&rsquos Church with Father Richard Young officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Marvin Lee Redden, age 82, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, December
28, 1998. Mr. Redden was born October 6, 1916 in Floyd County and was a
member of Southside Baptist Church. Mr. Redden was a retired cabinet maker
with Oneal Manufacturing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnell T.
Redden; and parents, Georgia C. Bolinger Redden and James Alec Redden.
Survivors include two daughters, Gail Tucker and Libby Brown; one son, Wayne
Barber; three sisters, Anna Shaw, Louise Jarrell, and Mary Alice Phillips;
one brother, Leroy Redden; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were
held on Wednesday, December 30, 1998 from Southside Baptist Church with Rev.
Rodger Whorton, Rev. J. C. Robinson and Rev. James Guy officiating.
Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens with full military rites conducted
by the Brewster Cleveland Post #86. Pallbearers included Mr. Redden’s
nephews. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Mell S. Rhodes, age 81, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 1998, in the Cartersville hospital. Mr. Rhodes was born October 27, 1916 in Taylorsville. He was a retired Taylorsville postmaster, a member and deacon of Taylorsville Baptist Church, former co-owner of Rhodes Grocery Company, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a former mayor of Taylorsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances McCary Rhodes; his parents, W. R. and Ethel Shaw Rhodes, and a brother, Eddie Rhodes. Survivors include three sons, Ronnie Rhodes, Dennis Rhodes, and Cary Rhodes all of Taylorsville; a sister Martha Rhodes Taylor of Taylorsville; seven grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. Graveside services were held Thursday, August 6, in Taylorsville Cemetery with the Rev. Douglas Harris officiating. Pallbearers included Don Rhodes, Ken Rhodes, Mike Rhodes, Jeff Rhodes, Franklin Cousins, and Bob Harris. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. George Richards, age 85, of Felton, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 1998. Mr. Richards was born in Haralson County. He was retired from the State of Georgia Revenue Dept. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius Napolean Richards and Ida Caroline Riddlespurger Richards; his wife, Margaret Ridings Richards; and a daughter Carol Bishop. Survivors include a daughter, Joan McEntyre of Felton; a sister Clora Mitchell of Lilburn; a brother, Howard Richards of Cedartown; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 10. 1998, from the chapel of Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen with the Rev. Marvin Mobbs officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Honorary pallbearers included the Haralson County Sheriff,s Office, the local police department, Georgia State Patrol, and Higgins General Hospital employees. Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Doyle R. Roberson, age 71, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Roberson was born April 24, 1927 in Polk County. He was a machine shop operator and a member of Euharlee Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bannie Moore Roberson; and three brothers, Parker Roberson, Hugh Roberson, and John L. Roberson. Survivors include his wife, Doris Owens Roberson of Rockmart; a son, Ray Roberson of Powder Springs; two stepsons, Jerry Womack of Bowden and Ricky Womack of Rockmart; three stepdaughters, Remonda Compton, Dianne Rayburn both of Aragon and Connie Barnett of Rockmart; two sisters, Nadene Bennett of Aragon and Ivanette Ashley of Rockmart; 12 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 27, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Rayburn and the Rev. Dewey Atchley officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ricky Bennett, Billy Bennett, John Argo, Richard Argo, Glenn Yarbrough, Randy Barnett, Danny Ashley, and Tim Duren. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Houston F. Roberson, age 73, of Mableton passed away, October 15, 1998. Mr. Roberson was a member and officer of the Atlanta Chapter of the 82nd Airborne, member of the 517th Airborne, Mableton American Legion and the First Baptist Church of Mableton. Survivors include his wife, Helen House Roberson; and a brother, Homer T. Roberson of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 17, at the First Baptist Church in Mableton with the Rev. Tim Childers and the Rev. David York officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Cedartown. David-Struempf Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. This local announcement was provided for the family by Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown.


Mr. Paul J. Roberson, age 78, of Tampa, Fla., passed away on Monday, May 25, 1998 in a Tampa, Fla. Hospital. Mr. Roberson was a native of Cedartown. He moved to Tampa in 1958 from Summerville. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II as a paratrooper. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cedartown and was a pharmacy clerk for Eckerd,s Drug Store for 30 years. Survivors include four daughters, Nancy Klibanoff of Palm Harbor, Fla., Susan Hammer, Judy Roberson and Beth Joyce, all of Tampa, Fla.; a son James Roberson of San Ramon, Calif.; two sisters, Majorie Willingham of Macon and Malline Nichols of Cedartown; a brother, William Roberson of Cedartown and ten grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Friday, May 29, 1998 at 4 p.m. from Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Chip Roberson officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers included James Roberson, Brian Roberson, Lamar Hammer, Wes Hammer, Dr. Alan Klibanoff and Robert Willingham, Jr. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Anderson Robertson, of Lawrenceville and formerly of Cedartown, passed away November 3, 1998. Survivors include three sons, Richard E. Millsaps of Lilburn, Rex A. Millsaps of Lawrenceville, and Rhett O. Millsaps of Carrollton; a daughter, Jan B. Doty; a brother, Melvin W. Anderson, Jr. of Molena; two sisters, Jimmie McCoy of Norcross and Bobbie Dawson of Cedartown; twelve grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Memorial services were held Friday, November 6, at Sardis Church on Sardis Church Rd., Rockmart, with the Rev. Billy Lawrence officiating. Wages & Sons Funeral Home of Stone Mountain was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Aubrey Richard Robinson, age 68, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, October 18,1998 at his residence. Mr. Robinson was born June 24, 1930 in Polk County. He was a retired carpenter and a member and deacon of Friendship Grady Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, James Riley Robinson; a daughter, Ellen Robinson; and three sisters, Louise Davidson, Dorothy Jackson, and Lela Mae Williams. Survivors include his wife Maebelle East Robinson of Cedartown; his mother, Annie Ruth Cash Robinson of Aragon; two sons, Aubrey Robinson and Danny Robinson both of Cedartown; four daughters, Shirley Nichols, Sheila Landrum, Teresa Robinson and Patricia Robinson all of Cedartown; two brothers, Vernon Robinson and Steve Robinson both of Aragon; three sisters, Ola Pilgrim of Rockmart, Juanita Williams and Shelvy Roache both of Aragon; 16 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 20, from Friendship Grady Baptist Church with the Rec. Donald Robinson and the Rev. Archie Streetman officiating. Interment followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers included Danny Robinson, Dennis Stewart, Tony Norris, Jack Causey, David Benefield, and James Carter. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Peggy F. Robinson, age 63, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, January 11, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Robinson was born July 5, 1934 in Polk County. She was retired from the City of Cedartown Water Department. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. Flynt and Marie Kelly Flynt. Survivors include three sons, Norman Sadler, of Felton, Tony Sadler and Ralph Sadler, both of Cedartown; three brothers; George Flynt, of Cedartown, Jerry Flynt, of Rome and Harold Flynt, of Alabama; and seven grandchildren. The funeral service was held Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 2.p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Sadler officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Winnie Clyde Russell, age 88, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at Floyd County Healthcare. Mrs. Russell was born July 15, 1909, in Jefferson County, Ala. She moved to Cedartown in 1938 along with her husband, opened the bus station and restaurant on Main Street. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served as church hostess for many years also a member of the choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Acton Russell. Survivors include a son, Jim Russell of Cedartown; a daughter, Barbara Russell Teberg of Gilbert, S. C.; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Russell were held on Friday, March 13, 1998, in the chapel of the First Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Mahan and the Rev. Jeff Ross officiating. Interment followed at Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Richard Jewel, Harold Wyatt, Jr., Chip Barrow, Jack Veatch, Ray Beck and Lloyd Gray. Lester C. Litesey Funeral home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Benjamin Stewart Rouse, age 69, of Aragon, died Sunday, January 11, 1998 in a Tucker, Ga. Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Rouse was born in Warwick, Ga., on June 9, 1928. He was a retired employee of General Motors having worked at the Lakewood Assembly Plant for 34 years. He was also a member of the Bellview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, James E. Rouse, Jr.. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Winifred June Rouse, of Aragon; two daughters, Mrs. Marvel Lea Eddy and Mrs. Gale R. Thacker, both of Aragon; a son, Mr. Ben Rouse, of Rex, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Myra McGowan and Mrs. Ira McGee, both of Albany; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Jarrell Dickerson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Mike Shierling, Dion Thacker, Mike Nickelson, Eric Johnson, Mike Holbrook, Charles Dansby, Max Moss, and Jack Bramlett. The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Buford Sanders, age 84, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, November 13, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Sanders was born November 13, 1914 in Polk County. He was a retired Georgia Highway Department of Transportation employee and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ada Peugh Sanders. Survivors include his wife Cora Lee Sanders of Rockmart; a daughter, Shirley Barnett of Rockmart; three brothers, Adam Sanders of Cedartown, Dewel Sanders of Smyrna and Harold Sanders of Rockmart; six sisters, Faye Landers of Albertville, Ala., Gladys Sanders of Rockmart, Mary West of Atlanta, Helen East of Cedartown, Ellen Johnson of Rockmart and Earline Allen of Jonesboro; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 15, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Andy Fennell officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers included Timmy Sanders, Steve Blalock, Greg East, Stevie Hopper, Randy Hopper, and Ralph Davenport. Tad Stringer served as an honorary pallbearer. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Sargent, age 86, passed away Thursday, July 9, 1998. Mrs. Sargent was born October 28, 1911 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry V. Moore; her second husband, Ira W. Sargent; a son James H. Moore; a grandson, Alan J. Moore; and her parents, John Yancey and Shirley Brooks Yancey. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Moore and Yancey Moore both of Cedartown; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 11, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Britt Madden, Britt Madden, Jr., Lance Moore, Greg Orebaugh, Nelson Hopper, John Reagan, and Michael Griffith. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Eleanor Pace Scott, age 87, of Cedartown died Wednesday, June 3, 1998 in a Cedartown Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Scott was born November 23, 1910 in Walhalia, S.C. She was a longtime resident of Polk County and was retired from the Goodyear Mills after 35 years of service. She was a member of the Oak Hill Church of Christ, Rome. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Florence Maedell Chandler Pace; her husband, the Rev. Clifton Hubbard Scott; a daughter, Lena M. McInvale; a sister, Dora Adams and a brother, Ivan Pace. Survivors include three daughters, Janie D. Steiner of St. Simons Island, Ga., Jackie Lindsey of Cedartown and Mary S. Roberts of Brunswick, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Tombside services were held Friday, June 5, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the mausoleum chapel of Forest Lawn Cemetery in Anderson, S.C. with the Rev. Alvis Miller officiating. Pallbearers included grandson and nephews. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. J. W. Seabolt, Sr., of Cedartown passed away Wednesday, April 22, 1998. Mr. Seabolt was born January 27, 1936 in Union County, GA. and was a member of the American Legion Post 86. He was preceded in death by his father, Earnest Seabolt; and a sister Earlene Goodwin. Survivors include his wife Judy Seabolt of Cedartown; his mother, Bonnie W. Martin of Cedartown; a son John Seabolt of Cedartown; a daughter, Jill Seabolt Sawyer of Cedartown; two brothers, Roger Seabolt and James Seabolt, both of Cedartown; a sister Shirley Benefield of Cedartown; and one grandchild. Graveside services were held on Friday, April 24, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Paris officiating. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Frances Corn Seward, age 49, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, May 17, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Seward was born May 4, 1949 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her mother, Velma Corn; a sister, Linda Corn; and a brother, Bobby Corn. Survivors include her father, J. E. Corn of Cedartown; three brothers, Leon Corn, Donny Corn, and Tony Corn, all of Cedartown; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 10 a.m. from the Pine Bower Cemetery with the Rev. Chuck Garner officiating. Interment followed in the cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Fredrick M. Shadrick, age 55, of Racine, Wisconsin, passed away January 24, 1998 at St. Mary,s Medical Center. Mr. Shadrick was born October 23, 1942 in Rome. He served in the United States Air Force, he was employed by the Grede Foundries and a member of St. Luke,s Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Gale Eastham Shadrick; two daughters, Denise Hancock and Deborah Shadrick; his mother Mary Driver; two sisters, Velvie Noles and Debra Williford; a brother, Wayne Driver, a granddaughter and nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at West Lawn Memorial Park, Racine, WI. Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home of Racine, Wisconsin, was in charge of the arrangements.


Rev. J. Valder Shankles, age 84, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, July 11, 1998. Rev. Shankles was born December 1, 1913 in Dekalb County, Ala. and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Rome. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Elizabeth Shankles of Cedartown. Survivors include a son, Forrest Shankles of Macon; three daughters, Rudell Shankles of Rome, Betty Ann Shankles of Rome; and Linda Faye Little of Cedartown; a sister, Sue Frazier of Rockmart; a grandchild, Deanna Shankles; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services ere held Tuesday, July 14, 1998 in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Heard, the Rev. Edwin Weaver, the Rev. Bobby Seagers, and the Rev. David Abernathy officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Christine "Tina" Shaw, age 47, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Shaw was born December 28, 1950 in Gadsden, Ala. She was an Occupational Social Service Technician. She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Elizabeth Jarrell; and a sister, Penny Jarrell. Survivors include her husband, Carl Ray Shaw of Cedartown; four children, Chris Shaw, Chad Shaw and Casey Shaw all of Cedartown and Carla Collins of Tallapoosa; her father, Clarence Jarrell, Sr.; four brothers, Clarence "Dooney" Jarrell, Jr., James Jarrell, Ronnie Jarrell and Donnie Jarrell all of Cedartown and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 27, from Eastview Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Buttram and the Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Dennis Swindall, Eley Jarrell, Steve Carter, Neal Jolly, Jr., David Bright, Daniel Rowell and Ken Forrister. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Rebecca Lucille "Lucy" Shaw, age 87, of Rome, passed away Friday, September 11, 1998. Mrs. Shaw was born October 18, 1910 in Floyd County. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Rome High School and was employed by Esserman&rsquos for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur L. and Mattie Lee Van Lloyd. Survivors include her husband, Edward E. Shaw of Rome; a son, Linton Angle of Albuquerque, N.M.; two grandchildren, Rebecca Angle of Laredo, Texas and Hammond Angle of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Arthur W. Wallace Lloyd of Rome; and three nieces, Lynn Batts and Lisa Farless of Rome and Annie Lee Mann of Garland, Texas. Graveside services were held Sunday, September 13, at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Goolsby officiating. Interment followed. West Oak Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Douglas Shelnutt, Jr., age 31, of Cedartown passed away Tuesday, November 17, 1998. Mr. Shelnutt was born February 14, 1967 in Atlanta. He moved to Polk County in 1987. He was a former employee of Goodyear in Cartersville and at the time of his death was employed by Merren Steel Co. of Rockmart. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, John Douglas Shelnutt, Sr. Survivors include his wife Charmon Levelle Shelnutt of Cedartown; a daughter, Brooke Shelnutt of Cedartown; his mother, Joan Burtnett of Moody, Ala.; his step mother, Arnice Shelnutt of Rockmart; a brother, Jason Shelnutt of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two sisters, Julie Henderson of Trussville, Ala. and Jennifer Ogle of Leeds, Ala. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 19, in the chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Owen Davis and the Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Delia Grace Shaw, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, December 28, 1998. Mrs. Shaw was born July 24, 1917 in Polk County and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Shaw in 1970. Survivors include two sons, David Shaw of Resaca, Ga., and Ray Shaw of Cedartown; two daughters, Myrtle S. Bright of Cedartown, and Jackie Cosby of Cedartown; one brother, Rufus Williams of Cedartown; one sister Mary Ruth Galloway of Cave Spring. Twenty Grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 30, 1998 from the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. R. B. Hulsey and Rev. Moses Wilson officiating. Interment followed in the Hampton Cemetery. Lester Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Claude N. Shepherd, age 72, of Macon, GA., passed away Thursday, May 7, 1998 in a Macon hospital. Mr. Shepherd was born October 27, 1925 in Bartow County, GA. and was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army. He was the retired owner and operator of Shepherd,s Forklift Service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Laura Cantrell Shepherd: and a brother, Glenn Shepherd. Survivors include his wife Mildred Hulsey Shepherd of Macon, GA.; a son, James Roger Shepherd of Columbia, S.C.; two daughters, Claudette Atcheson of Knoxville, GA., and Gail Harp of Macon; a brother Horace Shepherd of Rockmart; three sisters, Essie Tate and Nellie Gentry, both of Rockmart, and Lois Wilbanks of Stone Mountain, GA. and four grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday, May 9, 1998 at 2 p.m. in Hills Creek Cemetery, Rockmart with the Rev. Hobart Pierce officiating. The Rockmart American Legion was in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers included Richard R. Atcheson, Jr., Robbie L. Atcheson, James R. Shepherd, Jr., and Amanda M. Harp. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles Ledford Shiflett, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, January 1, 1998 in a local hospital. Mr. Shiflett was born January 12, 1931, in Polk County. He was a mechanic at Cedartown Tractor and an Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Murray E. Shiflett and Martha Lou Ledford Shiflett and wife Doris Ray Shiflett. Survivors include daughters, Susan Peacock, of S.C., Vickie Newby, Darlene Deems, and Kim Wood all of Cedartown; sisters, Jean Davenport, of Alabama, Frances Hicks, of Cedartown; brother, Seals Shiflett, of Alabama, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild. The funeral service was held Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Trawick officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donnie Deems, Benji Langford, Lee Hicks, Terry Burns, Bob Peppers and Brad Wood. Honorary pallbearers were Kelly Owens, Freddie Giles, Wilburn Brown, and James Osborne. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Helen Frances Shiflett, age 64, of Tuscumbia, Ala., formerly of Cedartown, passed away July 19, 1998. Mrs. Shiflett was born December 16, 1933. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley Crocker Rogers and Early Rogers, Sr. Survivors include her husband, Edward D. Shiflett of Tuscumbia, Ala.; a daughter Vikki Ward; to sons, Robin Shiflett and Tony Shiflett; two sisters, Virginia Surrett and Dorothy Spencer; a brother Early Rogers, Jr.; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Polk Memory Gardens with the Rev. Mike Brooks officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Nellie Ruth Shiflett, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, May 29, 1998. Mrs. Shiflett was born November 23, 1932 in Cherokee County, Ala., and was a member of the Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Shiflett of Cedartown; a daughter, Debbie Forrister of Cedartown, a brother, J. L. Gann of Port Orange, Fla.; two sisters, Audrey Lewis of Clarkston, GA., and Edna Poole of Cedartown and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 1, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Arnold officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Don Goss, Lee Swaney, Benny McFall, Bob Temple, Robert Blair and Charles V. Shiflett. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Frances E. Shubert, age 81, of Rockmart passed away Thursday, September 10, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Shubert was born October 23, 1916, in Morgantown, W. Va. She was a homemaker and a member of Westwood Baptist Church in Kennesaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Shubert; her parents, Eugene C. and Mary Claire Nolan Coddington; and a granddaughter, Keri Harris. Survivors include a daughter Kathy Harris of Rockmart; a brother, Bud Coddington of Atlanta; three grandsons; and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 13, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Larry Womack officiating. Interment followed in Yorkville Cemetery. Pallbearers included Joel Hansen, Mike Harris, Jason Harris, Randy Ralls, and Lee Wilbanks. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Bobby C. Shumate, age 58, of Cedartown passed away Tuesday, March 31, 1998 in a local hospital. Mr. Shumate was born July 1, 1939 in Floyd County. He was employed as a driver with Bradford Drug Store and was a member of Sunny Hill Baptist Church in Rome. He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Nolan Shumate. Survivors include his wife Glenda Faye Woodall Shumate of Cedartown; two daughters, Judy Carol Wilson and Janet Lynn Shumate; a son Anthony Michael Honea; his mother Kathleen Matthews Shumate; three brothers, Donald Hugh Shumate, Sammy Gene Shumate and Harold Wayne Shumate; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 3, 1998 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Matthews and the Rev. Ben Clemmons officiating. Interment followed at Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Leroy Matthews, Shelton Matthews, Donnie Matthews, Dennis Matthews, Bobby Lanham, Harvey Woods and Gordon Lorren. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert T. Simpkins, age 63, of Aragon, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Simpkins was born October 15, 1934 in Polk County. He was a retired data processing manager with Goodyear, an Ingles employee and a member of Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Bernice McMillan Simpkins; a brother, Lewis Simpkins; and a sister, Helen Simpkins Nolan. Survivors include his wife, Helen L. Simpkins of Aragon; a son, Bryan Simpkins of Aragon, a daughter, Amy Simpkins of Aragon; a brother, Jack Simpkins of Rockmart; and a grandson, Robert Benjamin Simpkins of Aragon. Funeral services were held Friday, September 11, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Junior Clinton and the Rev. Steve Carroll officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ben Simpkins, Bill Bordynoski, Gary Wright, John Williamson, Hal Brown, Billy Weaver, David Withem and Will Womack. Honorary pallbearers included Bobby Williamson, Ron Harring and Duane Collum. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Bill Sindorf, age 84, of Lindale, passed away Sunday, November 15, 1998. Mr. Sindorf was born June 13, 1914 in Atlanta and was a decorated Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired painting contractor and retired from Georgia School for the Deaf. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rena Mae Cullpepper Sindorf and Henry Sindorf; and two grandchildren, Stephanie Diane Elicker and Zolita Lasandra Shirey. Survivors include his wife Jeanette Sindorf of Lindale; three daughters, Barbara Trippe, Betty Sue Maddox and Brenda Elicker all of Cedartown and Rena Shaffer of Baton Rouge, La.; a son William Sindorf of Lindale; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 17, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Dr. Dewayne New and the Rev. Danny Tucker officiating. Interment followed in New Prospect Cemetery, Lindale. Pallbearers included Jamie Shirey, Gerald Green, Calvin Maddox, Gary Shaffer, Pat Shaffer, and Jimmy Landers. Honorary pallbearers included Roy E. Lewis, George Maddox, Sr. W. L. Dukes, Charles Trippe, and Chris Mullinax. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Alice B. Singleton, age 91, of Cedartown passed away Saturday, February 7, 1998 after an extended illness. Mrs. Singleton was born December 26, 1906, in Haralson County. She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church of Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Thomas Singleton; parents, Henrietta Dingler Bentley and Charlie Monroe Bentley; and a son Billy Ray Singleton. Survivors include a daughter Mary Ann Singleton, of Cedartown; a son Van Singleton, of Silver Springs, Fla.; a brother A.J. Bentley, of Hazelhurst, Ga.; four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Singleton were held Monday, February 9, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. James Guy officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were J.W. Holbrooks, John Bentley, Joe Bentley, Joey Powers, and Steve Wilson. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Master Corey Austin Sisson, age 3 months of Aragon, died Saturday, January 3, 1998, at his residence. He was born September 20, 1997, in Rome. He is survived by his parents, Johnny and Sharon Minter Sisson, of Aragon; grandparents, Richard and Barbara Minter, of Lindale; Debra and Tim Langston, of Cedartown; and Mr. Kenneth Sisson, of Cedartown; and great grandparents, James and Mary Jo Spencer, of Aragon; Horace and Mozelle Allen, of Cedartown; Mrs. Mary Sisson, of Silver Creek; and Mrs. Geneva Minter of Cedartown. The funeral service was held Monday, January 5, 1998, at 2 p.m. from Euharlee Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewey Atchley and the Rev. Kenny Sisson officiating. Interment followed in New Bethel Cemetery in Floyd County. Pallbearers was James Minter, James Johnson, Jason Sisson, and Eric Sisson. Honorary pallbearers were Dakota Johnson and Tyler Langston. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Linda Jean Sisson, age 43, of Aragon, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs. Sisson was born February 15, 1955 in Rome. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a retired Loral employee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and Minnie Lou Hayes Hulsey. Survivors include her husband, Ricky Sisson of Aragon; a son, Richard Shane Sisson of Aragon; four brothers, Lynn Hulsey and Darrell Hulsey both of Rockmart, J.C. Hulsey of Powder Springs, and Jimmy Hulsey of Rockmart; and two sisters, Jane Brown of Rockmart and Faye Foster of Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 19, in Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Walraven and the Rev. Bobby Walraven officiating. Interment followed in Friendship Cemetery. Pallbearers included Marty Meeks, Connor Mobbs, Chris Hulsey, Duane Knight, Danny Forsyth and Scott Astin. Honorary pallbearers included Matt Daniell, Ernest Forsyth, Tom Bates, David Hayes, Whit Dunn, Don Wolfe, Carlton Sisson, J.C. Thomas, Arlin Forsyth, Alfred Hulsey, Buren Gladden and Jerry Stringer. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Katie Almeda Slaughter, age 91, of Spring Garden, Ala., died Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at a Gadsden, Ala. Hospital. Mrs. Slaughter was born in Polk County, but was a longtime resident of Piedmont, Ala. She was a member of the Pleasant Arbor Baptist Church in Piedmont, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband Johnnie Slaughter. Survivors include, five daughters, Helen Davis of Cedartown, Frances Humphrey of Anniston, Ala., Imogene Johnson of Hokes Bluff, Ala., Barbara Parrish of Ellisville, Ala., and Elizabeth Tierce of Spring Garden, Ala.; 21 grandchildren; and a number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Ward officiating. Interment followed at the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Hollis Cherry, Alan Fleming, Rodney Pope, Steve Pope, Joe Bowman and Tim Studdard. Thompson Funeral Home of Piedmont, Ala. was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Kenneth Slaughter, age 26, of Esom Hill, died Friday, July 24, 1998 at a Rome hospital. Mr. Slaughter was a lifelong resident of Esom Hill and was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. He was employed by the Slaughter Grocery Store. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bryant Slaughter. Survivors include his wife Gina Hambert Slaughter of Esom Hill; a daughter, Kaley Elizabeth Slaughter; his parents, Edith Slaughter Deese of Weedowee, Ala., and Jackie K. Slaughter of Esom Hill; two sisters, Jacqueline Astin of Cedartown, and Susan Knowles of Rome; a grandmother, Velma Slaughter of Esom Hill. Funeral services were held Monday, July 27, 1998 at the Mickelson-McGee Funeral Home in Piedmont, Ala., with the Rev. Robert right and the Rev. Darrell Webb officiating. Interment followed at the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Chris Shaw, Chad Casey, Jeremy Christopher, Tracy Cooper, Grant Chandler, Tim Poole, John Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Randall Chandler and Scott Cheatwood. Mickelson-McGee-Brown Service Funeral Home of Piedmont, Ala. was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Beatrice West Smith, age 89, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, September 10, 1998. Mrs. West was born February 17, 1909 in Polk County. She was a member of Pine Bower Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Webster Smith, Jr. Survivors include a son, Paul Diamond of Dalton; a brother, Duane West of Cedartown; a sister, Wiley Payton of Cedartown; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 12, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Duane West, Jr., Gary Pettit, Gary Zimmerman, Mike Hogg, Dennis Blankenship, and Jack Hoxie. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Daryle Glenn Smith, age 43, of Armuchee, passed away Saturday, November 28, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Smith was born June 3, 1955 in Polk County. He was employed by Tommy Roberts Trucking. He was an U. S. Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaston and Martha Jean Fox Smith; and a stepson, Kevin Boston. Survivors include his wife Nancy Smith of Armuchee; a stepson, Randy Boston of Rome; a stepdaughter, Ann Boston of Calhoun; a brother, David Smith of Calhoun; three sisters, Lisa Duke of Rockmart, Deborah Turpin of Albuquerque and Diane Chafin of Shannon; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, November 30, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Davenport officiating. Interment followed in Everett Springs Cemetery, Armuchee. Pallbearers included Jason Kilgore, Jeff Edwards, Paul Hudgins, Bobby Barker, William Abernathy, and Dean Bailey. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jerry Smith, Sr., age 56, of Aragon, died Friday May 15, 1998. Mr. Smith was born July 28, 1941 and was a farmer. Survivors include his parents, Howard and Mildred Smith of Aragon; two sons, Jerry Lee Smith, Jr., and Thomas Smith, both of Hiram, Ga.; five daughters, Sandra Harrington of Rockmart, Cindy Kitchens, Brenda Smith, Pam Smith and Shannie Smith all of Hiram; four brothers, Jimmy Smith, and Roy Smith, both of Aragon, Larry Smith of Gainesville, Ga., and Ronald Smith of Dallas, Ga.; a sister Debra Walker of Hiram; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Junior Watts and Mr. Carson Kennedy officiating. Interment followed in the Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers included Zack Smith, Glenn Smith, Adam Smith, Dwight Smith, Dwayne Smith and Kevin Smith. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Lou Smith, age 90, of Placentia, Calif., and formerly of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 1998. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cedartown. She was a former English teacher at Cedartown High School and her husband had been the first Band Director at Cedartown High. Survivors include her husband, Buford Smith of Placentia, Calif. Entombment services were held at Rose Hill Mausoleum in Whitier, Calif. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown makes this announcement for the family.


Mr. Robert Charles Smith, age 68, of Cedartown passed away Sunday February 22, at his residence. Mr. Smith was born February 9, 1930, in Polk County and was a self employed tile setter. He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Smith and Minnes Stephens Smith. Survivors include two daughters, Anita Smith Burns of Columbus, and Kimberly Charles Smith Bender of Ellerslie, Ga.; five sisters, Catherine Short, Shirley Dowdy, Betty Smith, all of Cedartown; Bonnie Laminack of Muscadine, Ala.; and Edna Stephens of the Atlanta area; five brothers, George Smith of Sarasota, Fla., Edward Smith of Bradenton, Fla., Billy Ray Smith of Silver Creek, Melvin Smith of Myakka, Fla., and Mike Smith of Cedartown; and two grandchildren. Graveside service for Mr. Smith was held Wednesday February 25, at 4 p.m. from Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Pyles Officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruie Hamrick Smith, age 80, of Jacksonville, Ala., passed away Tuesday, March 31, 1998. Mrs. Ruie Hamrick Smith was born on May 21, 1917 in Cleburne County, Ala.. She was a former resident of Cedartown. Survivors include tow daughters, Frances Verner of Jacksonville, Ala. And Elaine Davenport of Silver Creek; a sister, Jewell Lester of Cedartown; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, April 3, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Elder J.D. Emory and Elder Neal Pritchard officiating. Interment followed in Mars Hill Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Wilma G. Smith, age 72, of Aragon, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 1998. Mrs. Smith was born November 8, 1926 in Polk County, Ga. She was a retired Intergrated Products employee and a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Noel J. and Florence Edwards Gaston. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Ray Smith of Aragon; three sons, Steve Smith, Jimmy Smith, both of Aragon, and Barry Smith of Lindale; three brothers, Ollie Gaston of Rockmart, Jay Gaston of Stone Mountain, and Claude Gaston of Morrow; two sisters, Sue Hindmon of Aragon, Maudie Tumblin of Lithonia; eight grandchildren and one great grandson. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 26, from Flint Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Edwards and Rev. Don Spears officiating. Interment followed in Flint Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Mark Gaston, Tony Tumblin, Robert Tumblin, Tommy Tumblin, Vernon Gaston and Ollie Gaston. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Trisha Ann Smith, age 53, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, February 19, 1998. Mrs. Smith was born October 26, 1944 in Polk County. She was employed by Krystal restaurant for 17 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Tom Hardy and Daisy Dean Davis Hardy. Survivors include her husband, Billy Ray Smith of Cedartown; two sons, William Edward Cochran and Joseph Cochran, both of Aragon; a brother, Willie Hardy of Rockmart and two grandchildren. Funeral service for Mrs. Smith was held Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Collum officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Craig Fortune, Dale Davis, Leroy Peugh, Henry King, Tony Gravett, and Jason Cox. Honorary pallbearers were Krystal employees. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Walter Lee Smith, age 84, of Bremen passed away Tuesday, September 1, 1998. Mr. Smith was born May 27, 1914 in Polk County and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary David Smith. Survivors include two sons, James Smith of Lithia Springs, and Seals Smith of Canton; three daughters, Maggie Farmer of Felton, Sherry George of Jonesboro and Florence Ellen of Kennesaw; a brother, John F. Smith of Villa Rica; a sister, Mary Ferguson of Cedartown; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 4, in the chapel of Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Mobbs and the Rev. Robert Vines officiating. Interment followed in Valley View Cemetery. Pallbearers included Tim Farmer, Mark Smith, Mike Shaughessy, Vince Smith, Tommy Callahan, Jimmy Elder, Dean Elder and David White. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Weyman R. Snipes, age 56, of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, September 5, 1998 in an Atlanta hospital. Mr. Snipes was born October 20, 1941 in Fulton County. He was retired electrician and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene B. and Nellie Miller Snipes; and a brother, William E. Snipes. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Snipes of Rockmart; two daughters, Tammy Adams and Mary McCullough both of Gainesville; a sister, Frances Dowda of Rockmart; and five grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, September 7, in Aragon Cemetery with Rev. John Snipes officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William E. Snipes, age 68, of Aragon, passed away February 10, 1998, in a Rome Hospital. Mr. Snipes was born June 12, 1929, in Atlanta. He was a member of Sharron Baptist Church in Smyrna, a retired self employed maintenance worker, and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Conkle Snipes; and parents, Eugene and Nellie Miller Snipes. Survivors include a son, Rev. Johnny E. Snipes, of Aragon; a brother, Weyman Snipes, of Rockmart; a sister Frances Dowdy, of Rockmart; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Thursday, February 12, at 11 a.m. in the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny E. Snipes officiating. Interment followed in Georgia Memorial Park in Marietta, at 2 p.m.. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Dennis Lamar Sorrells, age 47, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 1998. Mr. Sorrells was born on July 8, 1951 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary L. Sorrells. Survivors include his father, James Wiley Sorrells of Rockmart; a daughter, Kimberly Lynn Sorrells of Atlanta; a son, Jason Lamar Sorrells at Atlanta; and a brother, James Thomas Sorrells of Cummings, GA. Funeral services for Mr. Sorrells were held Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. James Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tommy Sorrells, Michael Gravley, Marshall Sorrells, Joey Smith, Johnny Caldwell and James Bollen. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Louise Sorrells, age 67, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Sorrells was born June 22, 1930, in Polk County and was a retired South Fulton Hospital Ward Clerk. She was preceded in death by her parents, L. C. Malone and Adel Vinson Malone; and a son Jerry Paul Sorrells. Survivors include her husband, James Wiley Sorrells of Rockmart; two sons, James Thomas Sorrells of Cumming, GA,. and Dennis Lamar Sorrells of Rockmart; and a brother Robert Dewey Malone of Rockmart. Funeral service for Mrs. Sorrells was held Friday, February 27, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Dewey Penson officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tommy Sorrells, Marshal Sorrells, Robin Sorrells, Chris Sorrells, Michael Gravitt and Joey Smith. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Rossie Lee Stamey, age 91, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, July 6, 1998 in a Cedartown nursing home. Mrs. Stamey was born August 12, 1906 in Paulding County. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas B. and Mary Ella Pace Carter; and a sister, Miss Roxie V. Carter. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Tommie Wilson of Cedartown; four grandsons, Ronnie Wilson of Rockmart, Terry Wilson of Cedartown, Brent Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kacy Wilson of Jacksonville, Ala.; and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 8, 1998 from Fairview Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Interment followed in Mount Zion Cemetery in Dallas. Pallbearers included Ronnie Wilson, Terry Wilson, Brent Wilson, and Kacy Wilson. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James W. Stegall, age 76, of Aragon, died Saturday, May 30, 1998 in a Rome hospital. He was born December 12, 1921 in Polk County and was the owner and operator of Stegall Sand Company. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Imogene Parham Stegall; his parents, W. W. and Bessie Mae White Stegall; and a brother, R. V. Stegall. Survivors include his wife Margaret Violet Haney Stegall of Aragon; a son, James K. Stegall of Rockmart; two daughters, Jean McClain of Cedartown and Nancy Brown Miller of Aragon; three brothers, Harry Stegall of Rockmart, E. C. Stegall of Albany, Ga. And Ralph Stegall of Rockmart; two sisters, Mildred Bramlett of Rockmart and Margaret Sharp of Cartersville; and six grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Monday, June 1, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Brown and Mr. Steve Rhinehart officiating. Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens with Rockmart American Legion Post #12 in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers included Todd Stegall, Jerry Pugh, Stephen Miller, O.C. Forrister, David Graham, Billy Stegall, Milon McMillian and Tim Parks. Freemen Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Frances F. Stephens, age 79, of Centre, Ala., and formerly of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, May 9 1998. Mrs. Stephens was born April 10, 1919 in Polk County and was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church of Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles David Stephens, in 1977. Survivors include a daughter, Pat Stephens of Centre, Ala. Funeral services were held Monday, may 11, 1998 at 2 p.m. in Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Reid and the Rev. Benny Lindsey officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ivaleen Daniel Stephens, of Carrollton passed away early Monday, March 9, 1998, at Tanner Medical Center. Mrs. Stephens, age 91, was the daughter of the late William Rufus Daniel and Ella Buckhanon Daniel of Carroll, County. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. Mrs. Stephens and her late husband Howard Y. Stephens lived in Cedartown for a number of years before moving back to Carrollton. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, William Curtis and Emily Daniel, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-laws, Mrs. Dessie Daniel, Carrollton, Helen and Robert Perkins, Carrollton, Dr. Morris and Billie Dalton, Knoxville, TN., and Jack Stephens, Magmolia, Ark., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 2 O,clock from Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Benefield and Rev. Roger Swafford officiating. Pallbearers were: Harry Hughes, Bob Perkins, Gary Aldridge, Greg Daniel, Al Chandler and Jimmy Groves. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton had charge of these arrangements.


Mrs. Marion Adele Stewart, age 88, of Palmyra Road, Albany, GA., formerly of Cedartown passed away Thursday, December 17, 1998. Mrs. Stewart was born January 4, 1910 in Bibb County and was a retired LPN with Augusta Leisure Homes. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Stewart; and parents, Sarah Jeanette Collins and Charles Sampson Collins. Survivors include a daughter, Frances Wood of Cedartown; a son, J. D. Edward Stewart of Cedartown, GA. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 19, 1998 from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with Pastor Winston Baldwin officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Bobby Wood, Donnie Wood, Rudy Wood, Bennie Ray Wood, Jerry Longino and Jessie Clements. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Wendell R. "Buck" Stoops, age 79, of Georgetown, Ky., died Tuesday, March 31, 1998 from injuries sustained in an automobile wreck. Mr. Stoops was born in Scottsbluff, NE., and was a retired fool broker and horseman. He was a graduate of Washington and Lee University Law School, a former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a member of Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, Ky. He was a former resident of Kansas City, MO, Cedartown, GA and Lexington, KY. He was preceded in death by a son, John Stoops. Survivors include his wife Lois Lear Stoops of Georgetown, KY; two daughters, Carol Hurst of Lake George, NY and Wendy Armacost of Stillwell, KS; a son Stephen Stoops of Mission Hills, KS; a sister, Barbara Penn of Scottsbluff, NE; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 3, at 10 a.m. in Lexington, KY. W.R. Milward Mortuary of Lexington, KY was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles Wesley Strickland, age 76, of Aragon, passed away Friday, December 18, 1998, in a Cartersville Hospital. Mr. Strickland was born May 21, 1922 in Bartow County, Ga. He was a former Lockheed employee and a retired U. S. Air Force Master Sergeant. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Wesley Strickland and Georgia Ann Strickland; and a sister, Fannie Pauline Strickland. Survivors include tow brothers, Ralph Strickland of Aragon and Claude Strickland of Union City; three sisters, Frances Moore of Cedartown, Doris Steverson of Dallas and Jennie Shifflett of Mableton. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 20, from Bethel Crossroads Cemetery with Minister Janes McAlister, Jr. officiating. Pallbearers included Ralph Strickland, Claude Strickland, Benjamin Strickland, Joey Steverson, David Steverson, and Marcus Steverson. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lucille Berry Strayer, age 91, of Rockledge, Fla., passed away November 20, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Strayer was born in Cedartown and was a native, of Rome. She was a member of Eastern Star Rome Chapter 191 Constellation and a member of the First Methodist Church of Cocoa, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph A. and Ruby Mountain Berry of Cedartown; two brothers, Earl M. Berry of Cedartown and Everett Berry of Cocoa, Fla.; and a sister, Wilma Blankenship of Gadsden, Ala. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Hall of Rockledge, Fla.; two granddaughters; a grandson; seven great grandchildren; two nieces of Houston, Texas; and three nephews all of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 23, from Florida Memorial Funeral Home. Interment followed in Florida Memorial Gardens. Florida Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Gammage Funeral Home provided the local announcements.


Mrs. Betty A. McDonald Strickland, age 67, of Cedartown passed away Monday, February 16, 1998. Mrs. Strickland was born August 12, 1930 in Karo, Ga. She was a member of the Youngs Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Van Lawrence Strickland. Survivors include a son, Charles Strickland of Cedartown and a brother Billy McDonald of Plaino, TX. Funeral services for Mrs. Strickland were held Wednesday, February 18, 1998 at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of the Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Wood and Dr. Charles Drummond officiating. Interment followed in the Sanders Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Brenda Audrey Stubbs, age 52, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Stubbs was born June 26, 1946 in Orange County, Texas and was an employee of Hon Company. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred "Blanchett" Hammond and John K. Hammond. Survivors include her husband, Leonard Stubbs of Cedartown; a daughter, Teresa Thompson of Chamblee; two sons, Daniel Thompson of Cartersville and Bruce Thompson of California; four sisters, Jonia Pelanek of Mazomanie, Wis., Sharon Baldwin of Cedartown, Jeri and Tammy Horne of Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers, David Hammond, Jeff Hammond both of Cedartown, and John "Kennyo/oo Hammond of Midlothian, Ill.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 26, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. John Vines officiating. Pallbearers included the Rev. John Hooper, David Wright, Ed Kelly, Curtis Anderson, Carlis Kelley, and Bruce Phillips. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Earl Sutton, of Valdosta, formerly of Taylorsville, died Thursday, May 21, 1998 in Valdosta. Mr. Sutton was born July 15, 1936 in Bartow County. He was also a member of the Quitman First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Weldon and Lynda Isabelle Little Sutton; two brothers, Randall Sutton and Hugh Sutton; and a sister Jane Campbell. Survivors include a sister; Kathy Campbell Gunderman of Presque Isle, Main; a brother, John E. Sutton; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence Garrett officiating. Interment followed in Hill,s Creek Cemetery. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Daniel F. Swanson, age 45, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, September 18, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Swanson was born August 17, 1953 in Carroll County and was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Sara Guice Swanson of Cedartown; a daughter, Valarie Jill Harrell of Cedartown; a son, Sgt.; Adam Gabriel Swanson of California; a step daughter, Deborah M. Knowles of Rome; his mother Clarice Weaver Russell of Silver Creek; three sisters, Dale Eller of Marietta, Lynn Swanson of Tuscaloosa, Ala. And Gale Swanson of Myrtle Beach, N.C.; and two brothers, Stephen Phillip Swanson of Marietta and Jerry Ray Swanson of Silver Creek. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 20, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Swift and Dr. Dewayne New officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Stephen Mobley, Allen Smith, Walter Smith, Jeff Whitfield, Frank Wright, Van Ballard, and Greg Warner. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Joann Cherry Swords, age 54, of Rockmart, died Thursday, June 11, 1998 in an Atlanta hospital. Mrs. Swords was born April 15, 1944 in Early County, Ga.. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Ellie B. Thomas Cherry; and a sister Nella Ruth Peterson. Survivors include her husband, William Derrell Swords of Rockmart; four sons, Ernest Derrell Swords and Johnny Earl Swords both of Rockmart; James Griggs Swords of Dallas; and Patrick Rocky Swords of Woodstock; three daughters, Carol Jean Fisher of Cumming, Vicki Ann Robertson of Marietta, and Susan Harriette Hill of Dallas; two brothers, Johnny Mack Cherry of Gainesville and Earl Franklin Cherry of Blakely; six sisters, Eloise Nobels of Blakely, Elizabeth Ezzell of Arlington, Linda Ivy of LaGrange, Evelyn Simpson of Blakely, Debra McCoy of Dothan, Ala. and Gloria Love of Commerce; 17 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 13, 1998 from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Hollis Smith, Sr., Hollis Smith, Jr., Chris Love, Jay Hartzogg, David Hall and Kenneth Robertson. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles E. Tate, age 53, of Cartersville, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998. Mr. Tate was born February 14, 1945, in Gordon County, a son of the late John and Elma Raines Tate. He was of the Baptist faith, an army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of GFOA football association, and was an electrician, associated with the IBEW local 613. Mr. Tate if survived by his wife, Debbie Purvis Tate, tow daughters, Roxana Tate, of Hampton and Tiffany Tate of Newnan, one grandchild, two sisters, Ann Surrett of Cedartown and Susan Wynn of Huntsville, Alabama, two brothers, Billy Tate of Hartwell and Eddie Tate of Dallas, and his stepfather, Hilary McEntyre, of Calhoun. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 1998 from the Chapel of the Owen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Kelley and Rev. Clay Stephens officiating. Interment followed at 3:00 p.m. Saturday in Macon, GA. at the Macon Memorial Park. Owen Funeral Home has charge of these arrangements. This local announcement was made for the family by the Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown.


Mrs. Grace M. Tate, age 86, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Tate was born February 18, 1912 in Bartow County and was a member of the Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church. She was a former City Drug employee, a former hospital Red Cross Pink Lady and a member of the Homemakers Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coleman Bryant Tate in 1983; her parents, William H. and Bessie Green Madden; and a daughter, Marie Tate. Survivors include two daughters, Emma Spinks of Rockmart, Diane Worthington of Kingston; a brother, Paul Madden of Nashville, Tenn., two sisters, Mabel Swinford and Annie Ruth Kennedy, both of Rome; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 3 p.m. at the Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Williams, the Rev. Billy Patrick and the Rev. Hobart Pierce officiating. Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included C. L. Tate, Don Tate, Bill Waters, Mike Parker, Ron Goss and Tim Maulding. Honorary pallbearers included Jimmy Madden, Wesley Madden, Rennie Madden, J. R. Ivy, Travis Ivy, Guy Wilkes and Allen Madden. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Terry, age 62 of Valdosta passed away Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at South Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Mrs. Terry was born in Alabama but lived in Cedartown until 1973 when she moved to Valdosta. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Milford V. Terry. Survivors include four sons, Robert Wayne Terry, Vernon Joe Terry, William Allen Terry and Steven J. Terry, all of Valdosta; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 28 at the Passmore-Summer Chapel in Valdosta with the Rev. Dennis Stalvey officiating. Interment followed at Riverview Memorial Gardens. Passmore-Summer Funeral Chapel of Valdosta was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sara Ruth Thompson, age 66, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, September 26, 1998. Mrs. Thompson was born October 29, 1931 in Cleburne County, Ala. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jodie T. Thompson. Survivors include two sons, Tommy Thompson and Timmy Thompson both of Cedartown; five daughters, Sara Myrtile Barker, Barbara Jo Powell, Frankie Carroll Gable all of Cedartown and Ann Ruth Lions of Bethel, Alaska and Jannie Maybelle Thompson of Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers Arnald Forrester and Harold Forrester both of Cedartown; 19 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 19, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Smith and Dr. Raymond Lions officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Chris Robinson, Thomas Hill, Bobby Lions, Jamie Haindes, J.R. Gable and David Williams. Honorary pallbearers included Tony Williams and Denny Dyer. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Rev. Jerry Franklin Trawick, age 64, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, November 2, 1998. Rev. Trawick was born July 14, 1934 in Polk County. He was a member of Mountain Home Baptist Church and pastor for over 12 years. He was also the former pastor of County Line Baptist Church of 19 years. Survivors include his wife, Mallene Trawick; a son Anthony Trawick of Cedartown; a daughter, Felicia Carroll of Rome; two sisters, Mildred T. Adcock and Evelyn Purcell both of Cedartown; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 4, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Brown and the Rev. Chris Huerne officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Louise (Sue Mae) Trotter, age 78, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 1998 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Trotter was born October 4, 1919 in Cherokee County, Ala. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. O. Trotter, Sr.; her parents, James Alvin and Martha Turner Wilson; a daughter, Lorena Broom; and a brother, Grandville Wilson. Survivors include seven sons, Ray Trotter of Rome, Alvin Trotter of Cedartown, Arthur Lee Trotter of Rome, Marshall Trotter of Cedartown, W. O. Trotter, Jr. of Rome, Miller James Trotter of Nashville, Tenn., and Wayne Trotter of Centre, Ala.; a daughter, Nellie Starley of Cedartown; two brothers, James Wilson of Calhoun and Winfred Wilson of Cedar Bluff; a sister Willie Faye Hobgood of Fairmount; 24 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 13, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Morris Cargle officiating. Interment followed in Blue Pond Cemetery of Floyd County. Pallbearers included John Allmon, Danny Clayton, Jimmy Smith, Marty Jordan, Steve Trotter, and Ben Knight. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles Edward Tucker, age 65, of Branchland, W.Va., and formerly of Rockmart, died Sunday, July 19, 1998, in Logan, W.Va. Mr. Tucker was born April 28, 1933, in Polk County. He was a retired plumber and a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by hiss parents, William Thomas and Lula Alred Tucker; a son Tony Tucker; and a daughter, Judy Tucker. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Clark Tucker of Rockmart; two sons, Charles Ellis Tucker of Tuckasegg, N.C. and Timmy Tucker of Cedartown; a daughter, Nancy Braden of Powder Springs; a brother, Alfred Tucker of Rockmart; four sisters, Dorothy Ezzell and Lizzie Green, both of Rockmart, Doris Knight and Evie Ford both of Columbia, S.C.; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services ere held Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev;. Danny Tucker officiating. Interment followed in Morning View Cemetery, with the Rockmart American Legion Post #12 in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers included Brandon Tucker, Billy Tucker, David Ezzell, Rickey Clark, Stevie Tucker and Craig Formby. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Marvin W. Turkett, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, May 22, 1998. Mr. Turkett was born August 7, 1921 in Polk County and was a member of Youngs Grove Baptist Church for 59 years. He also served as a deacon of the church. He was a member of Caldonia Lodge #121 and the Yaarab Temple of Atlanta. He was a retired meat inspector supervisor for the State of Georgia. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Turkett of Cedartown; a son, Tommy Turkett of Cedartown; two daughters, Glenda Tracey and Vicki Turkett, both of Cedartown; a brother, W.A. "Buddy" Turkett, both of Cedartown; two sisters, Della Mae Richards and Ruth Hall, both of Cedartown; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Youngs Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Wood, the Rev. Hugh Shaw and the Rev. Gene Turkett officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery with Masonic graveside services. Pallbearers included Jeffery Corbin, Dennis Corbin, Jim Meldrum, Barry Lester, Reece Wells, Doris Duffey and Bill Adair. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Louise Deems Waits, of Silver Creek, passed away Saturday, February 14, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Waits was born September 4, in Bartow County. She was a retired Intergreated Products employee and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Water Lee and Minnie Alice Highfield Deems. Survivors include her husband, Earnest L. Waits of Silver Creek; a daughter, Betty J. Reynolds of Silver Creek; a son, Bobby Lamar Waits of Riverside, Calif.; two brothers Hershel Deems of Chickamauga, and Walter Lee Deems of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a sister Christine Marques of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and the great great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Bellview Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Marvin D. Reynolds, Joseph Marques, James D. Deems, Ernie Smith, Bob Dan Smith, and James Hovers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Guy Wallace, age 88, of Rockmart passed away Friday, February 13, 1998 in Columbia Polk General Hospital, in Cedartown following a brief illness. Mr. Wallace was born January 26, 1910, in Polk County. He was retired from Forsyth Ford Co., where he worked as an auto mechanic, He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Elzo Augustus and Addie Lee Wallace; and his first wife, Mrs. Alma Wallace. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie M. Wallace, of Silver Creek; a daughter, Betty Parsons, of Rockmart; a son Georgia William Wallace, of Cedartown; a brother, Melvin Wallace, Pascagoula, Miss.; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14, 1998, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence Garrett and Minister Alvis Miller officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers include Don Simpkins, Earl Simpkins, Jr., Max Moss, James Osborne, Gordon Forsyth, and Elmo Peppers. Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lavonia L. Waldrep, age 94, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 1998. Mrs. Waldrep was born in Cedartown. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a retired teacher with the Polk County School system. She was also a former member of the Daffodil Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, D. S. Waldrep, Sr. Survivors include a son D. S. "Chip" Waldrep, Jr. of Athens; and a sister, Gray Morgan of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. Graveside services were held Friday, December 18, from Greenwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jud Watley, age 53, of Snellville, passed away July 28, 1998. Mr. Watley was born in Rome and was a 1963 graduate of Cedartown High School. Survivors include his wife, Mary F. Watley; a god child Menta Dixon of Ala.; to foster sons, Steven McElwee and Phillip McElwee both of N. C.; his father; George F. Watley of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Annice Watley of La Grange, Sarah Carter of Marietta, and Eugenia Googe of Rome; five foster children; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 2, at Wages Snellville Chapel with the Jack A. Tewalt, Jr. and Vernon Abbott officiating. Interment followed at Marietta National Cemetery. The obituary announcement was made for the family by Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown.


Jimmy Allison Weaver, 59, of Centre, passed away Saturday, June 13, at Cherokee Baptist Medical Center. He was a native of Cherokee County, a truck driver for the U.S. mail and was a member of the Centre Church of God. Services were Monday, June 15 at 11 a.m., at Perry Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Monroe Green and Jan Stanley officiating. Mr. Weaver is survived by his wife, Helen Dean Morris Weaver; three sons, Jimmy Joe Weaver and Jeffery Todd Weaver, both of Cedar Bluff, and Kerry Michael Weaver, Centre; father, Fred Weaver and step-mother, Louise Weaver of Centre; brother, Darrell Weaver of Cedar Bluff; sister, Bernice Gresham of Centre; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Mae McGatha Weaver. Pallbearers included Jeff Bishop, Tim Bishop, Randy Farmer, Tim Weaver, Kim Stepps, and Gary Roberts. Interment followed in Cherokee Memory Gardens. Perry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Cherokee County Herald, June 17, 1998, Centre, AL.)


Mrs. Margie Christine Welchel, age 76, of Cedartown passed away Saturday, November 1, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Welchel was born July 25, 1922 in Bartow County and was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Welchel, Jr., and her parents, Emma Jane Wright Teems and Monroe Teems. Survivors included two daughters, Judy Warren of Smyrna and Sheila Watkins of Cedartown; a brother, Rev. James Teems of Cedartown, five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 3, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. C. R. Martin and the Rev. Roy H. Smith officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Terry Teems, Jimmy Swafford, James Astin, Bobby Ledford, Johnny Barnett, Billie Astin, Varnell Barnett, and Gregg Swafford. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Jewell Whisenhunt, age 809, of Lilburn, passed away Thursday, September 10, 1998, following a brief illness. Mrs. Whisenhunt was born September 2, 1918 in Haralson County and was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Cedartown. Survivors include a daughter, Bobbie Moss of Lilburn; three sisters, Evie Love of Cedartown, Mattie Hays of Dalton and Martha Murry of Hapeville; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Sunday, September 13, in the Center Cemetery of Felton with the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Center Cemetery. Pallbearers included Donnie Moss, Jimmy Love, Robert Odom, Arnold Hicks, Gary Hayes, and Grey Hayes. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Edgar Glenn White, age 82, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 1998 in a local hospital. Mr. White was born on March 5, 1916 in Heard County. He was owner and operator of Glenn,s Men,s Shop. He was a member of Caledonia Lodge #121, Polk County Mounted Sheriff,s Posse and Optimist Club. Mr. White was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of First Baptist Church of Cedartown. He was preceded in death by his parents, H.W. White, Sr. and Betty Lou Witcher White. Survivors include hiss wife Mrs. Glenn White of Cedartown; a daughter, Mrs. Cathy Dohrmann of Rome; a son, Billy White of Cedartown; six sisters; two brothers; seven grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Dr. Jerry Mahan and the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Alfred Shaw, Mike Mcrae, Fred Powell, Charlie Powell, Phil White and Randy Brown. Honorary pallbearers included George Isbell, Jack Veatch, Dow Wheeler, Harwell Menshew, Dolph Williams, Cordele Bagley, Bob Sorrells, Joseph Jones. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Eula Mae White, age 92, of Rockmart died Saturday, March 21, 1998 in a Cobb County hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Polk County, on October 26, 1905, a daughter of the late Thomas Roland Ferguson and Barbara Lizetta Nettles Ferguson. Mrs. White had lived her entire life in Polk County where she was a longtime member of the New Prospect Baptist Church and the Adult Ladies Bible Class. She was a former employee of the Goodyear Mill of Rockmart. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Hazel Maynora White in May of 1925 and by her husband, Mr. Robert N. White on November 24, 1978. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sue Kellett, Union, S.C.; four sons: Mr. Robert B. White, Mr. Gene White and Mr. Jere White all of Rockmart and Mr. Paul White, Cedartown; one sister, Mrs. Lenora Mintz, Rockmart; one brother, Mr. Nettles Ferguson, Cave Spring; one half brother, Mr. Ray Ferguson, Marietta; three half sisters: Mrs. Ruth Lumpkin, Rockmart, Mrs. Ina Sue Brumbelow, Morrow and Mrs. Betty Shoals, Fla.; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-nine grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at the New Prospect Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Ray Hopkins officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Her grandsons served as active pallbearers and included Steve White, Bert White, Time White, Mark White, John Kellett and James Kellett. The Adult Ladies Bible Class of New Prospect Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers. The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Harry G. Whitlow, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, November 14, 1998. Mr. Whitlow was born December 5, 1920 in Charlottesville, Va. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Lucille S. Whitlow of Cedartown; two step sons, Steve Shelley and Wayne Shelley both of Cedartown; a daughter, June Degraaf of Vermont; four step daughters, Alice Brown of Cedartown, Judy Myers of Albuquerque, N.M., Caroline Keifer of Grove City, Ohio and Lorelle Blanco of Casterville, Calif.; a sister, Cora Morris of Charlottesville, Va.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 17, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Dr. Dewayne New officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery with Military honors. Pallbearers included Steve Shelley, Wayne Shelley, Doyle Lee, Barry Gallimore, Bobby Chestnut, Bill Myers, and alternate Fred Brown. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sarah Pauline Whitman, age 66, of Rockmart died Saturday, May 2, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Whitman was born on September 30, 1931 in Polk County. She was a homemaker and a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Paulding County. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. William Preston Whitman; her parents, Sam M. and Rilla Cash Causey; six brothers, Autry Causey, Nath Causey, Doyle Causey, Johnny Causey, Marvin Causey, and George Causey; and a sister, Ruby Causey Childers. Survivors include a son, Gerald Whitman of Dallas, Ga.; three daughters, Marcia Swan, Sherry Schmelzer and Becky Presley, all of Rockmart; a sister, Martha Swann of Rockmart; six grandchildren; and one great grandson. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, May 5, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Danny Puckett, the Rev. Donald Robinson, Dr. Ray Hopkins, and the Rev. Sebern Swann officiating. Interment followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers included Travis Causey, Billy Causey, Jack Causey, Darrin Hulsey, David Ploof, Rusty Moss and Edward Roach. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Findley Wiggins, age 81, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, January 8, 1998, at his residence. Mr. Wiggins was born June 21, 1916, in Cedartown. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a retired Goodyear employee, a 50 year member of the Rockmart Masonic Lodge #97 F&AM, former member of the Rotary Club, Charter and Former member of the Rockmart Jaycees, former Rockmart City Councilman, and a member of the Rockmart Downtown Development Authority. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Jesse and Minnie Lee Dempsey Wiggins. Survivors include his wife Merle Wiggins; three sons, Dick Wiggins of Carrollton, Dan Wiggins, of Calhoun, and David Wiggins of Carrollton; a brother W. J. Wiggins of Rockmart; two sisters, Lucille Cobb, of Cedartown and Mary Howard, of Layfette; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Friday, January 11, at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Rockmart with the Rev. Carlton Duke and the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. The following grandsons served as pallbearers; James Richard Wiggins, Jr., Jason Wiggins, Joshua Wiggins, Thomas Halo, Paul Crawford, Jayson Pate, Errol Askin, and Christopher Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Cook, Keith Hamrick, Jason Helton, Charles Holcombe, Robert Bailey, Danny Dunn, Donald Williams, Gordon Forsyth, Kenneth Tracy, Johnny Lane, Charlie King, Jimmy Waldrop, Bobby Hutchenson, Bob Harper, Jim Campbell, Clifford Turner, Bobby Joe Gore, Curtis Malone, Elmer Garrett, Duane Davenport, Billy Hutchenson, Phil Akins, Delbert Ashley, Ira Waites, Harold Hulsey, Dewayne Yates, Bill Harper, Son Collum, Bobby Gore, Bobby Joe Phillips, and C. J. Cook. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Samuel "Billy" Wilkerson, age 70, of Cedartown passed away Tuesday, September 1, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Wilkerson was born September 28, 1927. He was a retired banker and member of Worldview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bama Mae Burkhalter Wilkerson and Willie Lee Wilkerson. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte June Wilkerson of Cedartown; a daughter, Gale Gilley of Cedartown; two sons, Derwood Wilkerson and Gregg Wilkerson both of Cedartown; a sister, Ruth McKelvey of Cedartown; two brothers, Robert Wilkerson of Cedartown and Harold Wilkerson of Daytona Beach, Fla; and four grandchildren. William Matthew Wilkerson, Joshua Wayne Gilley, Joseph Ryan Wilkerson, and Hanna June Gilley. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 3, from Worldview Baptist Church with the Rev. Amos Whitman, Dr. Larry Conner and the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Lloyd Gray, Billy Croker, Van McKelvey, Johnny Barrett, Larry Keith and Lee Wilkerson. Honorary pallbearers included Jody Sparks, Louis Odom, Noah Benefield, Harold Wilkes, Lynn Buffington, Paul Timms, Bill Byron, Joe Parris, Junior Womack, George Wallace, and Larry Mosley. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Avanelle Williams, age 67, of Rockmart, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Williams was born August 9, 1930 in Polk County. She was a homemaker and attended Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Rush Williams, Jr.; and her parents, Ed and Carrie Roberson Thomason. Survivors include a daughter, Laurie Ann Williams of Rockmart; three sons, Benjamin Rush Williams, III of Lindale, Keith Williams of Carrollton, and Jonathan Lee Williams of Aragon; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 28, at 4 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Wendell Rush and the Rev. Asa Mangham officiating. Interment followed in Floyd Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers included Sid Hall, Dale Miller, Johnny Thomason, Stephen Ely, David Ingle, Joe Williams, Nathan Johnson, and Doug Wheeler. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Dorothy Jean Williams, age 68, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday,
December 31, 1998. Mrs. Williams was born December 12, 1930 in Polk County
and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Charles Edward Williams; and a son Charles Stewart Williams.
Survivors include her mother, Julia West of Troy, Ala.; one son, Larry
Williams of Cartersville, Ga,; two daughters, Laura Maiden and Julie Carver,
both of Cedartown; two sisters, Polly Ash of Troy, Ala., and Anne Tunney of
Springfield, Va.; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral
services were held Sunday, January 3, 1999 in the First Presbyterian Church
with the Rev. David Grove officiating. Interment followed in the Polk
Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.


Mrs. Thelma F. Williams, age 84, of Rockmart, died Saturday, June 13, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Williams was born December 16, 1913, in Polk County. She was a retired Goodyear employee and a member of Aragon United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph R. Knight; her parents, Lee and Becky Miller Jones; a son, Wendell Eugene Knight; a brother, Albert Jones; and a sister, Ida Mitchell. Survivors include her husband, Elton Williams of Rockmart; two sons, Robert Harold Knight and Kenneth Williams of Rockmart; a brother Ralph Jones of Riverdale; four sisters, Myrtle LeGrande of East Point, Florine Mitchell of Clarkdale, Nellie Bruce of Gadsden, Ala., and Della Cox of Grand Prairie, Texas; ten grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 15, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Royce Campbell, the Rev. Charles Garrett, and the Rev. Hobart Pierce officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Marvin Waddle, Carl Mitchell, Joel Knight, Vance Voinche, Clark Sloman, and Bryan O,Bryan. Honorary pallbearers included Mrs. William,s grandchildren. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Lizzie Addison Wilson, age 98, of Felton, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at National Health Care Center in Anderson, S.C.. Mrs. Wilson was born in Felton, and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Felton and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Washington and Annistine Bradley Addison. Surviving are two daughters, Hazel Kight, of Williamston, S.C. and Geneva Wilson Berry, of Oregon; a son James H. Wilson, of San Antonio, TX.; two sisters, Jewel A. Davis, of Charleston, S.C. and Marie A. Lee, of Felton; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and a great great grandchild. Graveside services were held Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Annie McKibben Wilson, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, July 27, 1998 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Wilson was born December 11, 1921 in Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luna Isabell McKibben and John McKibben. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra J. Whisten of Albany; two sons, James T. Prewett of Mableton and Gary L. Prewett of Cartersville; a sister, Louise Tanner of Cedartown; a brother Buell (Bud) McKibben of Temple; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 29, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Chuck Garner officiating. Interment followed in the Lime Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jay Prewett, Jeff Vaughn, Dan Teems, Donald Dingler, Tim Story, and Todd Brown. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Donald R. (Don) Wilson, age 56 of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, January 4, 1998 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Wilson was born June 6, 1941 in Rome. He was a retired engineering fabrics employee and a member of the Rockmart First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas E. and Rushie Williams Wilson. Survivors include two sons, Mr. Allen Wilson, of Rockmart, and Mr. Greg Wilson, of Cedartown; three brothers, Mr. Charles Wilson, of Smyrna, Mr. Gene Wilson of Bladenboro N.C., and Mr. Bobby Wilson of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Matthews, of East Point and Miss Sharon Wilson, of Tucker; and 5 grandchildren. The funeral service was held Tuesday, January 6, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Taylor and the Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Interment followed at New Prospect Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Barry Wilson, Ken McMillian, Steve Wilson, and Mike Wilson. Adult III Men,s Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Eugene Roy Winfrey, age 85, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, October 10, 1998. Mr. Winfrey was born November 4, 1912 in Dekalb County, Ala. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II and was a retired auto mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Robert Winfrey and Belle Epps Winfrey. Survivors include his wife Inez Monroe Winfrey of Cedartown; three daughters, Billie Barker of Cedartown, Annette Holland of Sharpsburg and Sandra Swain of Buchanan; two sons, Edward Leroy Winfrey of Smyrna and Ronny Mac Winfrey of St. Simons Island; three sisters, Novella Fuller of Aliceville, Ala., Irene Hardy of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Olene Richardson of Felton; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 13, from Hutcheson&rsquos Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Ross officiating. Interment followed in the Buchanan Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jerome Winfrey, Wade Swain, Mark Willis, Bob Marks, Earle McElreath and Charles Howard. Hutcheson&rsquos Memorial Chapel of Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Virgie Quick Witt, age 84, of Rockmart, passed away Monday August 3, 1998, in a Newnan hospital. Mrs. Witt was born September 20, 1913 in Polk County. She was a homemaker and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Witt; her parents, Richard and Clever Dell Jackson Quick; and a brother, Jack Quick. Survivors include a son Harold Witt of Rockmart; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Supthin of Newnan; three sisters, Mary Dell Thomasson, Eloise Fincher, Betty Ingle all of Rockmart; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 5, from Lakeview Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Fennell, the Rev. Paul Wigley, and the Rev. Archie Streetman officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers included Richard Fincher, Randall Fincher, Wendell Fincher, Jack Causey, Stevie Dutton, and Michael Rogers. Honorary pallbearers included grandchildren and great grandchildren. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Preston A. Womack, age 62, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, December
31, 1998, in the Murphreesboro, Tennessee VA Hospital. Mr. Womack was born
February 18, 1936 in Paulding County, GA. He was a U. S. Army Veteran. He
was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Nettie Waldrop Womack, Sr.
Survivors include his wife Joanne Roberson Womack of Rockmart; one son, Mar.
Phil Womack of Rockmart; three daughters, Debra Cole of Rockmart, Karen Dunn
of Cedartown, and Stacey Holbrook of Rockmart; two stepsons, Mike Earwood of
Bon Aire, Ga., and Greg Proctor of Cedartown; two brothers, Grady Womack,
Jr. of Dallas and John Womack of Bremen; three sisters Jackie Womack and
Jeanette Benson, both of Dallas, and Mary Sue Womack of Mableton; and 15
grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 3, 1999 from
the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Holbrook and Rev. Wiley
Butler officiating. Interment followed in Floyd Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers included grandsons Mitchell Womack, Welsey Dunn, Jason Dunn,
Tarl Earwood, Levi Proctor, and Tommy Bishop. Freeman Harris Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Katie Dell Wood, age 83, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, July 11, 1998. Miss Wood was born April 20, 1915 in Cherokee County, Ala. Survivors include a brother, Earl Wood of Marietta; three sisters, Zora Wood and Mrs. C.R. Parris both of Cedartown and Mrs. Dewey Dean of Villa Rica; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, July 13, 1998 in the Rehoboth Baptist Church ith the Rev. Hugh Shaw officiating. Interment followed in the Rehoboth Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lula Pearl Hicks Woods, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Woods was born April 20, 1923, in Polk County and was a Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., retiree. She was preceded in death by her parents William Thomas Hicks and Cora Lee Moncrief Hicks. Survivors include her husband, Charlie F. Woods, Cedartown; one daughter, Victoria Woods of East Cobb County; one son, Rick Woods of Oxford, Ga.; one sister, Myrtle Cash of Pinson, Ga., one brother, Thomas Seals Hicks of Cedartown, Ga. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 24, 1998 with Dr. Keith Odom and MDIV Deborah Granthan officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jerome Spillers, Donald Clowers, Clyde Tuck, Robert Woods, Keith Clowers, Jimmy Holland and Bill Barr. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Pearl Hicks Woods, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, December
22, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Woods was born April 20, 1923 in Polk
County and was a Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. retiree. She was preceded in
death by her parents William Thomas Hicks and Cora Lee Moncrief Hicks.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie F. Woods, Cedartown; one daughter,
Victoria Woods of East Cobb, County; one son, Rick Woods of Oxford, Ga.; one
sister, Myrtle Cash of Pinson, Ala.; one brother, Thomas Seals Hicks of
Cedartown. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 24, 1998 with Dr.
Keith Odom and MDIV Deborah Grantham officiating. Interment followed in
Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers include Jerome Spillers, Donald Clowers,
Clyde Tuck, Robert Woods, Keith Clowers, Jimmy Holland and Bill Barr.
Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charlie I. Woods, age 79, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, November 14, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Woods was born March 6, 1919 in Haralson County. He was a retired C&A freight line truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lula Fedlanders Woods and Andy Woods; and a son Ray H. Woods. Survivors include his wife, Clara Smith Woods of Cedartown; two daughters, Charlotte Kilgore of Cedartown and Sandra Goss of Rockmart; four sons, Roy Woods, Douglas Woods and Frankie Woods all of Cedartown and Jerry Wayne Woods of Pell City; a sister, Evelyn Ford of Cedartown; a brother, Leroy Woods of Anniston, Ala.; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 16, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Pierce Ashmore and the Rev. Dewey Atchley officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers included Tony Bowling, Gary Jackson, James Pittman, Randy McElwee, Dennis Summerville, and Randy Summerville. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Chalmas William Worthy, age 74, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, October 22, 1998. Mr. Worthy was born in December 27, 1923 in Haralson County. He was retired from the Goodyear Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Newt Worthy and Mollie Belle Williams Worthy. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Nolan Worthy of Rockmart; two daughters, Ellen Johnson and Margie Finley both of Rockmart; a sister, Hattie Belle Brown of Buchanan; four brothers, Charles Worthy, Carl Worthy, and Roy Worthy all of Buchanan and Johnny Worthy of Cedartown; one grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 24, from the Tabernacle Baptist Church with Dr. Barry Keaton, the Rev. Thomas Argo and the Rev. Andy Fennell officiating. Interment followed in Buchanan City Cemetery. Pallbearers included Bengie Leatherwood, Billy Hitchcock, Mark Worthy, Shane Worthy, Bennie Westmoreland, Randy Redden, and Scott Worthy. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Spain, Tim Newborn, Gerald Hulsey, Steve Hulsey, Ralph Sims, Ralph Thommason, and Doyce Sanders. Hutcheson&rsquos Memorial Chapel of Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Edward Witt, age 55, of Hiram, GA., passed away on Monday, December 21, 998. Mr. Witt was born March 11, 1943 in Hiram, Ga. Survivors include his wife Deborah Witt of Hiram; three daughters, Misty Fitch and Amy Witt of Hiram and Jennifer Witt of Douglasville; two sisters, Wanda Ledford of Dallas and Diane Stroup of Calhoun; four brothers, Cecil Witt of Cedartown, Jackie Witt, Jerry Witt, and Leonard Witt, all of Dallas; two grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 23, 1998 from the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home with Dr. Greg Hunter officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. The Clark Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. This announcement is made for the family and friends by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.


Dianne McCollum Worthy, age 51, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, January 1, 1998. Mrs. Worthy was born on November 19, 1946 in Polk County and was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include parents, Glenn and Hazel McCollum, husband, Bill Worthy, a son, Ryan Worthy, a daughter, Renee Weaver, all of Cedartown, a brother, Chuck McCollum, Kingston, N.C., a sister, Mrs. Glenda Rawls, Alpharetta, GA., and three Grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Dianne McCollum Worthy were held Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. James Guy officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Donald M. Wright, Sr., age 60, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, September 25, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Wright was born December 27, 1937 in Polk County. He was a retired air traffic controller, a member and past master of W. G. England Daylight Masonic Lodge, a past patron of Rockmart Chapter #321 OES, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, B.L. and Odessa Garner Wright. Survivors include his wife, Mary Imogene Sanford Wright of Rockmart; three sons, Donald M. Wright, Jr. of Rockmart, David Wright of Temple and Anselm Doucette of Mayer, Ariz.; two daughters, Judith Richardson of Dallas and Shelley Wright of Rockmart; two sisters, Meredith Butler of Savannah and Patricia Bagwell of Lakeland, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 26, in Rockmart Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Barry Keaton officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Vinnie Joe Wyatt, age 69, of Resaca, passed away Sunday, September 6, in Floyd Medical Center. Mrs. Wyatt was born April 16, 1929 in DeKalb County, Ala. She was a member of the Echota Baptist Church and a former employee of Alden&rsquos. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Smith and Vinnie Prince Smith. Survivors include her husband, Earl G. Wyatt of Resaca; two daughters, Joyce Moore and Cheryl Erwin both of Calhoun; a granddaughter, Dana Woodard; a grandson, Alton Scoggins; a great grandchild, Madison Leeann Woodard; and four cousins, Elsie Pruitt of Cave Spring, Earl Smith of Cedartown, and Horace and Marvin Smith both of Cedar Bluff, Ala. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 8, from the chapel of the Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Whitfield and the Rev. J. E. Glass officiating. Interment followed in the Blackwood Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ronnie, Earl, Marvin and Sammy Smith, Larry and David Muse, Tim Woodard, Alton Scoggins, Charles Phillips and David Etheridge. Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. This local announcement was made for the family by Gammage Funeral Home.


Mr. Henry Edwin Wynn, age 57, of Morrow, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 1998 in Riverdale. Mr. Wynn was born July 13, 1941 in Aragon. He was a civil service manager with civil the Department of the Army at Fort McPherson, a retired U. S. Army MSGT, and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Jeana Wynn of Morrow; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Wynn of Rockmart; two sons, Lonnie Wynn of Sea Island and Donald Wynn of Morrow; a daughter, Susan Wynn of Grand Island, Fla.; and a granddaughter, Tess Wynn of Stockbridge. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 24 from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Calvin Brown officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery with full military graveside rites. Pallbearers included members of the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Rev. Arthur Wesley (Buddy) York, age 88, of Dublin, passed away December 12, 1998. Rev. York was born October 9, 1910 in Polk County. He was a Georgia Baptist Pastor for over forty years. Rev. York pastored many churches including Cedartown Second Baptist, Highland Baptist in Griffin, Liberty Baptist (First Baptist) of Lilburn, Dunson Baptist Church in LaGrange, Lakeview Baptist in Cochran, and Shady Grove Baptist in Carrollton. He was a member of Briarlake Baptist Church, Decatur. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Edward York; his parents, Arthur Newton York and Beulah Locklear York; two brothers, Rudy York and Lou York; two sisters, Adell Campbell and Bonnie Scoggins. Survivors include three daughters, Betty Rose Colwell of Sea Island, Evelyn Joiner of Atlanta and Virginia Reynolds of Dublin; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 15, from the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Dr. J. Hoffman Harris of Atlanta and Rev. Joe York officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Bryan Colwell, Clarence Reynolds, York Reynolds, Kyle Joiner, Marvin Guyton, Jr. and Jimmy Thomas. Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville is in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Lou Albea York, age 94, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, May 28, 1998. Mrs. York was born February 23, 1904 in Cave Spring, Ga., and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cedartown. Survivors include three sons, Glenn York, Jr. of Cedartown, Harvey York and Bobby York, both of Destin, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Ross officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Mike York, Tommy York, Stan Fowler, Jeff York, Bill York and Gary Locke. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Laurie Young, died Monday, March 30, 1998 at her residence. She was born on November 14 in Polk County. She was a homemaker and a member of Rockmart First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. Claude E. and Willie Mae Phinizy Whitehead and a daughter, Marty Schrier. Survivors include her husband, David Young Jr., of Rockmart; a son, David Young III, of Chattanooga, Tenn.. Funeral services was held Tuesday, march 31, at 4 p.m. from Rockmart First United Methodist Church with the Rec. David Autry officiating. Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Bruce Albea, Harry Jones, Harry Chappell, Hugh McRae, Roger Waldrop and Troy Weldon. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Miss Annie Jane Zucker, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, January 26, 1998. Miss Zucker was born in Polk County a d was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a sister Willie Z. Camp of Roanoke, VA. Graveside services for Miss Zucker was held Thursday, January 29, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. David Grove officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


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