Polk County Georgia Obituaries 1999

Following is a list of Obituaries for Polk County Georgia 1999 transcribed from the Cedartown Standard and submitted by Wendell Stephens

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Mrs. Helen Cochran Abbott, age 87, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, March 22, 1999 in Dallas. Mrs. Abbott was born June 26, 1911 in Rockmart. She was a retired Rockmart High School History teacher with over 35 years of service. Mrs. Abbott was a 1932 graduate of the University of Georgia, a member of Polk County Retired Teachers Association, and a member of Rockmart First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Abbott, Sr., and her parents, John Madison and Susie Lawson Cochran. Survivors include two sons, Jack M. Abbott of Bedford, Texas and Robert C. Abbott of Rockmart; three grandchildren, Steve Abbott of Mansfield, Texas, Ted Abbott of Copenhagen, Denmark and Angela Mitchell of Marietta. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 24, in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. David Autry officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lucile J. Abernathy, age 88, of Americus, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, August 1, 1999. Mrs. Abernathy was born Sept. 15, 1910 in Haralson County. She is survived by: her husband, George Abernathy of Americus; one son, Mike Abernathy of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Clevadell Spearman of Tallapoosa; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 4, in the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Arnold officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Mike Whitfield, Kenneth Spearman, Donald Spearman, Mark Addison, Jeff Addison and Bob Kelley. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lucile J. Aberanthy, age 88, of Americus, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, August 1, 1999. She was born Sept. 15, 1910 in Haralson County. Surviving are her husband George Abernathy of Americus; one son, Mike Abernathy of Tampa, Fla.; and one sister, Clevadell Spearman of Tallapoosa; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 4, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Long officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Mike Whitfield, Kenneth Spearman, Donald Spearman, Mark Addison and Jeff Addison. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Estoria Day Adams, age 93, of Cedartown, passed away Friday August 6, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Adams was born May 14, 1906 in Haralson County. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon T. Adams. Surviving are: sons, Hoyt Adams of Gadsden, Ala., and daughter, Louis Wells of Cedartown; sisters, Chaudron Tanner, Flonnie Cooper and Lena Dawson, all of Cedartown; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, at the Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Pearce Ashmore, Rev. James L. Rosser and Rev. Harold Chapman officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were: J. D. Ward, Larry Galloway, Wayne Walker, Phil Tanner, Don Johnson, Chris Dixon, Rodney Herb, Johnny Carter and George Lankford. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Marjorie Stanton Ahern, age 69, passed away Sunday, October 17, 1999 in a local hospital. Mrs. Ahern was born March 29, 1930 in Westfield, Penn., and was retired from Sewell Manufacturing Company. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gertie Steward Stanton and Erastus S. Stanton. Survivors include husband, Charles E. Ahern of Cedartown, sisters, Hazel and Helen Schmidt of Westfield, Pa., Lillie Karns of Knoxville, Pa., Lula Lumphear of Addien, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Oct 20, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Evans and Rev. Stan Smith officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included: Forrest Brooks, Carl Radford, Ray Lewis, Roy Lewis, Alvin Chandler and Dale Long. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Marjorie Stanton Ahern, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, October 17, 1999 in a local hospital. Mrs. Ahern was born March 29, 1930 in Westfield, Penn., and was retired from Sewell Manufacturing Company. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gertie Steward Stanton and Er4astus S. Stanton. Survivors include: husband Charles E. Ahern of Cedartown; sisters, Hazel and Helen Schmidt of Westfield, Pa., Lillie Karns of Knoxville, Pa., Lula Lumphear of Addien, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 20, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Evans and Rev. Stan Smith officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Forrest Brooks, Carl Radford, Ray Lewis, Roy Lewis, Alvin Chandler and Dale Long. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Gerald John Aldridge (Pecan Man), age 70, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 1999 in a local hospital. Mr. Aldridge was born October 4, 1928 in Skidmor, Mo. He was a retired military intelligence officer from the Army, after 22 years of service, and a retired employee of the Postal Service in Atlanta, after 17 years of service. He was preceded in death by parents, Ollie Early Aldridge, and Homer Aldridge, Sr.; brothers Homer Aldridge, Jr. and Forrest Aldridge. Surviving are: his wife, Ella Sue Aldridge of Cedartown; daughters, Diane Ferris of Dayton, Ohio, and Bonnie Richardson of Calhoun; two sons, Gerald Aldridge of Orlando, Fla., and Gary Aldridge of Nashville, Tenn., Don Richardson of Cedartown, Harry Violet of Dallas, Ga., and Phil Petree of Roswell; sister, Mary Ann Fisher of Maryville, Mo.; brother, Franklin Aldridge of Skidmor, Mo.; 27 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Bertha Bruce officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery with full military rights conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post No. 86. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


Mr. Gerald John (Pecan Man) Aldridge, age 70, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 1999 in a local hospital. Mr. Aldridge was born Oct. 4. 1928, in Skidmore, Mo. He was a retired postal clerk and military man. He was preceded in death by parents, Ollie Early Aldridge and Homer Aldridge, Sr.; brothers, Homer Aldridge, Jr. an d Forrest Aldridge and Bernard Malcolm Mitchell. Survivors include his wife, Ella Sue Aldridge of Cedartown; daughters, Diane Ferris of Dayton, Ohio and Bonnie Richardson, sons, Gerald Aldridge of Orlando, Fla., Gary Aldridge of Nashville, Tenn., Harry Violet, Don Richardson and Phil Peteree; brother, Franklin Aldridge of Skidmore, Mo.; sister, Mary Ann Fisher of Maryville, Mo.; 27 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Bertha Bruce officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post No. 86. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Homer Forrest Arrington, age 88, of Cedartown, GA., passed away Wednesday, January 20, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Arrington was born October 4, 1910 in Cherokee County, Ala. and was a member and Deacon of New Harmony Baptist Church. He was a retired G. E. Machine Operator, Mason, and member of Mt. Signal Lodge in Rock Run, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louella Johnson Arrington and Willard W. Arrington. Survivors include his wife, Alma B. Peek Arrington; sons and daughters-in-law, Herschel and Gere Arrington, Bobby and Barbara Arrington, Steve and Janice Arrington, Donnie and Lynn Arrington; three sisters, Katie Harrison, Edna Dempsey and Jewell Tuck; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 23, 1999, from New Harmony Baptist Church with Dr. Dewayne New and Charles Drummond officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Will Van Kleef, Craig Arrington, Brent Arrington, Scott Arrington, Brian Arrington, Neil Short, and Jeff Arrington. Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons and former pastors. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Dennis Arnold, 32, of Aragon, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Arnold was born March 20, 1967 in Rome. He was a self employed business man and a member of Unity Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his son Zach Arnold. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Arnold of Aragon; two daughters, Taylor LeAnn Arnold and Jessica Faye Arnold, both of Aragon; parents, Dorsey and Rosemary Lang of Douglasville; two brothers, Brandon Lang and Jessie Lang, both of Douglasville; grandmother, Ruby Faye Jones of Aragon. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Southerland officiating. Interment followed in Live Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Culp, Eric Addison, Brandon Lang, Frankie Womack, Jimmy Brock and Jeff Edwards. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Faye Astin, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Astin was born May 26, 1933. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mattie Wofford Roberson and Noah G. Roberson. Survivors include her husband, James Lewis Astin of Cedartown; two daughters, Kelly A. Russell of Cedartown and Heather Elizabeth Astin of Cedartown; a sister, Fern Cook of Adairsville; and a brother, Wayne Roberson of Calhoun. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 11, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Webb officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers included Henry Astin, Clark Roberson, John Wilkens, Phillip Roberson, Billy Astin, and Delmer Mull. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Chester Atkins, age 67, of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, January 9, 1999. Mr. Atkins was a native of Cedartown, a US Air Force Veteran, and retired from Northwest Airlines as a aircraft mechanic after 34 years of service. He was a member of the North Metro First Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, Ga. Survivors include his wife Catherine Atkins, Lawrenceville; son and daughter-in-law, Russ and Regina Atkins, Lawrenceville; two grandchildren, Tyler and Melissa Atkins, Lawrenceville; mother-in-law, Virginia Wheeler, Lawrenceville; two sisters, Mary Privett and Myrtle Shaw, both of Cedartown; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 10, 1999 at the Antioch Baptist Church, Cedartown, with Rev. Earl Montgolf officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Donald Samuel Arthurs, age 49, of Aragon, passed away Tuesday, Sept 7, 1999, at his residence. Mr. Arthurs was born Oct. 18, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was retired. He was preceded in death by his father, Orville Arthurs. Survivors include wife, Betty Dover Arthurs of Aragon; mother, Merle Arthurs of Cleveland, Ohio; son, Samuel James Arthur of Aragon; two daughters, Tammy Arthurs and Tiffany Arthurs, both of Cleveland; two brothers; two sisters; two grandsons and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 0 at 3 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Spears officiating. Interment followed in Silver Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rockmart American Legion Post No. 12 in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers were: Billy Dover, Danny Dover, Bobby Dover, and Edward Akins. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ralph Hamrick Ayers, f former Cedartown postmaster and postal worker of 40 years, died Monday. Ayers, age 88, was born February 24, 1911 in Polk County. Aside from his postal duties, Ayers was also a volunteer weather observer for the Cedartown area, under the direction of the U.S. Weather Bureau. He served in that role for 40 years too. He was an ordained deacon and elder of First Presbyterian Church and had served as a Sunday School superintendent and church treasurer. He co-authored a 2-volum set of Polk County Cemetery books with his late wife, Mary Jane Weaver Ayers, and served as a member of the Polk County Historical Society working in several capacities in the Northwest Georgia area for historical preservation. Ayers was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II during the Normandy Invasion. He was discharged, holding the rank of chief pharmacist mate. The former postal worker was preceded in death by his wife; son, William Robert Ayers; brothers, Robert E. and Randolph H. Ayers; and sister, Floy Ayers Carrick. A daughter, Martha R. Ayers of Cedartown, along with nieces and nephews survive. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Services were held Wednesday, December 1, at 2 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. David Grove officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, American Cancer Society, or the Polk County Historical Society. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, December 2, 1999, Front Page, Photograph included.)

Ralph Ayers, age 88, a former Cedartown Postmaster and postal worker of 40 years, died Monday. Ayers, 88, of 510 Spruce St., was born Feb. 24, 1911 in Polk County. Aside from his postal duties, Ayers was also a volunteer weather observer for the Cedartown area, under the direction of the U. S. Weather Bureau. He served in that role for 40 years, too. He was an ordained deacon and elder of First Presbyterian Church and had served as a Sunday School superintendent and church treasurer. He co-authored a 2-volume set of Polk County Cemetery books with his late wife, Mary Jane Weaver Ayers, and served as a member of the Polk County Historical Society, working in several capacities in the Northwest Georgia area for historical preservation. Ayers was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II during the Normandy Invasion. He was discharged, holding the rank of chief pharmacist mate. The former postal worker was preceded in death by his wife; son, William Robert Ayers; brothers, Robert E. and Randolph H. Ayers; and sister, Floy Ayers Carrick. A daughter, Martha R. Ayers of Cedartown, alone with nieces and nephews survive. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. David Grove officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, American Cancer Society, or the Polk County Historical Society.


Mr. Ralph Hamrick Ayers, a former Cedartown postmaster and postal worker of 40 years, died Monday. Ayers, 88, of Spruce St., was born February 24, 1911 in Polk County. Aside from his postal duties, Ayers was also a volunteer weather observer for the Cedartown area, under the direction of the U. S. Weather Bureau. He served in that role for 40 years, too. He was an ordained deacon and elder of First Presbyterian Church and had served as a Sunday School superintendent and church treasurer. He co-authored a 2-volume set of Polk County Cemetery books and his late wife, Mary Jane Weaver Ayers, and served as a member of the Polk County Historical Society, working in several capacities in the Northwest Georgia area for Historical preservation. Ayers was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving in World War II during the Normandy Invasion. He was discharged, holding the rank of chief pharmacist mate. The former postal worker was preceded in death by his wife; son, William Robert Ayers; brothers, Robert E. and Randolph H. Ayers; and sister, Floy Ayers Carrick. A daughter, Martha R. Ayers of Cedartown, along with nieces and nephews survive. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Grove officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, American Cancer Society, or the Polk County Historical Society. ( The Cedartown Standard, Thursday, December 2, 1999. Note: A picture of Mr. Ayers is also included with the obituary.)


Mrs. Pansy Elizabeth Ayers, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 1999. Mrs. Ayers was born August 18, 1922 in Gwinnett County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lige C. Ayers; parents, Rendi Marie Fowler Reddish and Jim Reddish. Survivors include: daughters, Janice Gail George and Patricia Ann Patterson, both of Cedartown; sons, Larry Ayers of Dallas, Billy Ayers, Douglas Ayers and Steve Ayers, all of Cedartown; sister, Willie J. Ayers of Cedartown; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 17, at 11 a.m., From the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Dr. Larry Conner officiating. Interment followed in Little Creek Cemetery in Haralson County. Pallbearers included: Jerry Norris, Robert Caldwell, Donald Ayers, Randy George, Tommy Clark and Elmo Williams. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Billy Dwayne Bailey, age 46, of Esom Hill, passed away Thursday, November 18, 1999. He was born March 14, 1953 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by father, Wilburn A. Bailey; mother, Shirley A. Bailey. Survivi8ng are: wife, Rachel Bailey of Esom Hill; two sons, Don and Josh Bailey of Esom Hill; daughter, Vickie Hopkins of Esom Hill; two sisters, Cathy Ann Barber of Centre, Alabama, Rebecca Bennett of Alabama; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 20, at 2 p.m., in the Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Beck and Rev. Earl Montgolf officiating with the interment to follow in the Shiloh Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Bertha Beatrice Baldwin, age 84, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, January 16, 1999. Mrs. Baldwin was born February 25, 1914 in Floyd County, Ga., and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lou Knight Campbell; and her husband, Raiford Baldwin, who passed away in March of 1983. Survivors include three sons, Norman Baldwin of Cedartown, Sherman Baldwin of Cedartown, and Terry Baldwin of Austell; three daughters, Charlotte Hulsey and Dolores Hassebrock both of Cedartown, and Helen Eaves of Vidor, Texas. 25 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Monday, January 18, 1999, from Friendly Baptist Church with Rev. Pierce Ashmore, Rev. John Hooper, and Rev. Hobart Pierce officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery in Fish Creek. Pallbearers included Rayford Dyar, Red Collins, Jimmy Russell, Jimmy Hulsey, Craig Hulsey, and Tommy Forrister. Honorary pallbearers were Rickey Hulsey and David Baldwin. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Master BJ Bagley, Jr., age 3, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, January 30, 1999. Master Bagley was born March 14, 1995 in Floyd County. Survivors include his parents, Billy Joe Bagley and Tina Lewis Bagley of Cedartown; a sister, Janea Lewis of Cedartown; a brother, Justin Bagley of Cedartown; his grandparents, Junior Lewis of Bremen, Deanna Lewis of Alabama, and Billy and Barbara Bagley of Cedartown; his great grandparents, Reba Farmer of Buchanan, Junior Farmer of Felton and Toby Rowell of Cedartown; a great great grandmother, Willie Stapler Clark of Bremen; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Monday, February 1, from the United Pentacostal Church in Cedartown with the Rev. James Rosser officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Garden. Pallbearers included Jack Couch, Tony Farmer, Chad Farmer and Brad Farmer. Hightower Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Billy Dwyane Bailey, age 46, of Esom Hill, Ga. passed away Thursday, November 18, 1999. He was born March 14, 1953 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by, father, Wilburn A. Bailey; mother, Shirley A. Bailey. Surviving are: wife, Rachel Bailey of Esom Hill; 2 sons, Don and Josh Bailey of Esom Hill; daughter, Vickie Hopkins of Esom Hill; 2 sisters, Cathy Ann Barber of Centre Alabama, Rebecca Bennett of Alabama; 6 grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services for were conducted Saturday Nov. 20, 1999 at 2 p.m., in the Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Beck and Rev. Earl Montgolf officiating with interment to follow in the Shiloh Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Kay M. Barber, age 48, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, July 26, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Barber was born Nov. 21, 1950 in Polk County. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and a Polk County 911 operator. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her husband, Terry Lee Barber of Rockmart, one daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Barber of Rockmart, two sons, James O Payne, III and Michael Payne, both of Rockmart, mother Doris Holt of Rockmart, and three grandchildren, all of Rockmart. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 28, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Odom and Rev. Calvin Brown officiating. Interment followed in Hills Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ervin Barber, Mark Barber, J. C. Carter, Thomas Wilson, Frankie Waits and Andy Holland. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ellis P. Barber, age 59, of Aragon, passed away Thursday, December 16, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Barber was born Feb. 17, 1940 in Polk County. He was a member of Euharlee Baptist Church, a retired mechanic with Maybank Textiles and Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Blanche Mathis Barber. Surviving are wife, Nancy Barber of Aragon; two sons, Keith Barber of Rockmart and Todd Barber of Aragon: daughter, Lisa Walley of Rome; brother, Henry Barber of Marietta; two sisters, Josephine McCullough of North Augusta, S. C., and Bobbie Jean Reed of Ellenwood; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 18, from the Euharlee Baptist Church with Rev. Dewey Atchley, Rev. Darrell Bailey, Rev. Carlton Roger and Rev. Steve Carroll officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery with Rockmart American Legion Post No. 12 in charge of graveside military rites. The following deacons of Euharlee Baptist Church served as pallbearers: Gene Barber, Sonny Holley, Paul Lindsey, Johnny Dooley, Phillip Campbell, Jim McVey, Steve Streetman, Houston Taylor and Bill East. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sarah P. Barber, age 86, of Aragon, passed away Saturday, February 20, 1999 in the Rockmart Nursing Home. Mrs. Barber was born July 18, 1912 in Muscogee, Okla. She was a retired Intergrated employee and a member of Aragon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Barber; her parents, Daniel Murphy and Beulah Mae Layton Bishop; a brother, Robert D. Bishop; and a sister, Georgia Belle Cole. Survivors include a sister, Mary Brookshire of Aragon; a sister in law, Barbara Bishop of Aragon and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Monday, February 22, in the Aragon Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Parris officiating. Pallbearers included Stanley Dean, Allen Duke, David Duke, Frankie Rayburn, Dan Bishop and Tyre John Matthews. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ann H. Barron, age 75, of Riverdale, passed away July 5, 1999. She is survived by daughters Danny and Brenda Carlile of McDonough, Susan Partridge of McDonough, Barbara Mullins of Fayetteville, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial services were held Thursday, July 8, at Riverdale First Baptist Church and a graveside service was held at Sherwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jeff Lowe officiating. Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home in Fayetteville had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ophelia Morgan Baxter, age 92, of Macon, Georgia and formerly of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, April 4, 1999. Mrs. Baxter was born in Polk County in 1906 and was a member of the Hartley Bridge Road Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. George Raymond Baxter, Sr. and a son, George Raymond Baxter, Jr. Surviving are: one daughter, Doris Baxter King of Lizella, Ga.; one sister Lillian Hobbs of Cedartown; four grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services for Mrs. Baxter were conducted Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Harts Mortuary, Macon, with the Rev. Clyde Chatman officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery at 3 p.m. on April 6, 1999. The Harts Mortuary in Macon was in charge of arrangements.


Arthur Dale Beck, age 40, of Cedartown, passed away July 19, 1999. He is survived by his parents, Mildred Jamison Beck and Arthur Hugh Beck, sisters, Lara Ann Pruitt of Montgomery, Ala., Julia Ellen Frazee of Douglasville, and Kathy Eileen Antill of Cedartown; brothers, Calvin Ottis Beck of Austell, and Christopher Lee Beck of Kennesaw; and a number of nieces and nephews. The National Cremation Society had charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Rachel Elizabeth Kirby Bell, age 56, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Bell was born October 15, 1942 in New Orleans, La. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jonathan David "J.D." Bell and her father, Leonard Kirby. Surviving are daughters, Christy Spaulding of Concord, N.H. and Angela E. Shelton of Ft. Knox, Ky.; mother, Emily Rhea Weiner Kirby of Sharpsburg, sisters Julie Britton of Sharpsburg and Tina May of Augusta; brothers, Pete Willis of Augusta and Freddie Willis of San Antonio, Texas and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 6, at 1 p.m., from the West Avenue Church of God with the Rev. Jack Harvey and Rev. Delton Harne officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Charles Blythe, Phil Thomasson, Pete Willis, Alfred Willis, Jim Britton and Ian Britton. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Mae Benefield, age 72, of Dundalk, Md., passed away Thursday, April 22, 1999 at the Saint Joseph Medical Center. Mrs. Benefield was born April 21, 1927 in LaGrange, then moved to Cedartown, where she attended school. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Dundalk. Surviving are her husband, Paul H. Benefield of Dundalk; two daughters, Gloria E. Benefield of Bel Air, Md., and Linda Y. Caperna of Fallston, Md.; one brother, Kermit Bussey of Cedartown; four sisters, Irby Busby and Jewel Chandler, both of Cedartown, Eloise Myers and Sara Wright, both of Marietta; and two grandsons. Funeral services were held Monday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, with pastor Jack C. Randles officiating. Interment followed in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Duda-Ruck Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Gloria Jean Benefield, age 55, of Bremen, passed away July 21, 1999. Mrs. Benefield was born on February 14, 1944 in Athens, the daughter of the late Herbert Hill and Willie Haynes Hill. She was employed as recreation director with the City of Breman. Survivors include her husband, James G. Benefield of Bremen; two sons, Victor Benefield and Steve Benefield both of Buchanan and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 23, at 3 p.m., from the Chapel of Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen with the Rev. Doug Fester and Rev. Marty Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery in Cedartown. Pallbearers were Joseph Smith, Mitchell Barkley, Jody Benefield, Ricky Benefield, Robbie Witcher and David Witcher. Hightower Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Myrteel Braswell Benefield, age 82, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at the Cedar Valley Nursing Home in Cedartown. Graveside services were held Thursday, June 17, at 11 a.m., at Cherry Grove Cemetery. This local announcement was furnished for the family by the Gammage Funeral Home.


Mrs. Carolyn Benefield Benson, age 67, of Miami Fla., passed away June 9, 1999. Mrs. Benson was the daughter of William Edgar and Gertha West Benefield, who were long time Cedartown residents. She received her nurse’s training at Crawford W. Long Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force, serving five years in various locations in the United States as well as in Laon, France. She held nursing supervising positions at Mercy Hospital in Miami from 1958 to 1988 and at Doctor’s Hospital in Coral Gables until her retirement in 1993. She was a member of the University Baptist Church, Coral Gables. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. Benson; parents, and two brothers, William E. Benefield, Jr. and Richard A. Benefield. Survivors include two stepsons, Steven Benson of Miami and Mark Benson of Naples, Fla.; two step-grandsons, Erik and Gregory Benson of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, David Bruce Benefield of Lutherville, Md., and Jack Wayne Benefield of Apopka, Fla.; and one sister, Margaret Benefield Bohn of Fairfax, Va. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 19, at 11 a.m., at University Baptist Church, Coral Gables, Fla. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the University Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of choice.


Mrs. Alice Williams Bennett, age 87, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, June 24, 1999, in a Rome Health Care Center. Mrs. Bennett was born December 7, 1911 in Chattooga County. She was a retired director of Polk County Family and Children Services, a former schoolteacher, a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Rockmart First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Brown Bennett. A number of nieces and nephews survived. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 26, at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Carlton Duke officiating. Interment followed in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Don Williams, Paul Williams, Jimmy Strange, Donald Sullivan, Witt Dunn and Buster Henderson. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Melvin T. Bentley, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 1999 in a Rome Health Care Center following a brief illness. Mr. Bentley was born on March 30, 1925 in Polk County, the son of the late Thomas Issac Bentley and Hattie Lee Harwood Bentley. He was a retired employee of the Fairbanks Company of Rome. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Ruth "Boots" Bentley on May 7, 1996. Survivors include: daughter, Patsy Smith of Rome; brother, Freeman F. Bentley of Dayton, Ohio; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside and interment services were held Thursday, April 22, at 2 p.m., in Polk Memory Gardens, with Minister Alvis Miller officiating. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Larry Ray "Sonny" Berry, age 67, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Berry was born on Sept. 23, 1932 in Polk County. He was retired chief master sergeant of 27 years with the Air Force and a member of Pine Bower Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, Sanders Witcher Berry and Earl Berry; brothers, Walter "Bud" Berry and Bill Berry. Survivors include his wife, Norma Lamoreau Berry of Cedartown; son, Larry R. Berry, Jr. of Durham, Maine; daughter Debbie Dudley of Cedartown; two grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Jack Berry of Cedartown; sisters, Ruby Jo McCain of Beasley, Texas, and Mary Ann Nichter of Richmond, Texas. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m., from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford Chandler and Rev. Roger Parris officiating. Interment followed in Pine Bower Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Gary Pettit, Duane West, Jr., Roy Merritt, Lumis Dingler, Billy Dingler, Bill Rutledge, Jackie Berry and Dual Beck. Honorary pallbearers were George Maddox, J. D. Nichols. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Larry Ray "Sonny" Berry, age 67, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, October 16, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Berry was born on Sept. 23, 1932 in Polk County. He was retired chief sergeant of 27 years with the Air Force and a member of Pine Bower Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, Sanders Witcher Berry and Earl Berry; brothers, Walter "Bud" Berry and Bill Berry. Survivors include: wife, Norma Lamoreau Berry of Cedartown; son, Larry R. Berry, Jr., of Durham, Maine; daughter, Debbie Dudley of Cedartown: two grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Jack Berry of Cedartown; sisters, Ruby Jo McClain of Beasley, Texas, and Mary Ann Nichter of Richmond Texas. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 18, at 4 p.m., from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford Chandler and Rev. Roger Parris officiating. The interment followed in Pine Bower Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Gary Pettit, Duane West, Jr., Roy Merritt, Lumis Dingler, Billy Dingler, Bill Rutledge, Jackie Berry and Dual Beck. Honorary pallbearers were George Maddox, and J. D. Nichols. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Sterling Edwards Barry, age 78, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 1999. He was born October 31, 1921 in Polk County and was a member of Friendly Baptist Church. Surviving are wife, Willie T. Barry of Cedartown; two sons, Randy and Mark Barry of Cedartown; three daughters, Libby Newsome and Robin Bennett, both of Rome and Mary Ann West of Alabama. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 9, in the Friendly Baptist Church with the Rev. R. B. Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in the Blooming Grove Cemetery with full military graveside rites provided by Brewster Cleveland Post No. 86 of the American Legion. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Wanda Louise Bingham, age 69, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Bingham was born June 4, 1930, in Lincoln, Neb. She was a retired legal secretary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Edwin Bingham; and her parents, Howard Milton and Roxie Adelia Strait Hutcheson. She is survived by two sons, Russell Barreno of Sacramento, Calif., and Tony Barreno of Rockmart, two daughters, Diana Gilbert of Auburn, Calif., and Colleen Bolin of Folsom, Calif.; one brother, John Dean Hutcheson of Reno, Nev.; two sisters, Iris Artheal Jennings and Barbara Ruth Hinz, both of Rockmart, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A private family service was held with Rev. Lee McGarity officiating. Interment was held in Sunset Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento, Calif. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Dewey Dynell Blankenship, Jr., age 59, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, June 19, 1999. Mr. Blankenship was born June 17, 1940 in Polk County. He was an Army veteran and a self employed construction worker. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Dynell Blankenship, Sr., and Annie Lee Jackson Blankenship. Survivors include: wife, Gail Blankenship of Cedartown; daughters, Wendy Hufstetler of Rome and Starlett Hicks of Milner; stepdaughter, Faith Stamps of Cedartown; sister, Diane Addison of Cedartown; brothers, Roy Blankenship and Jimmy Blankenship, both of Cedartown; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 21, at 11 a.m., from Polk Memory Gardens with Rev. Talmadge Pope officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Robert Gerald Boatner, age 63, of Cedartown died Saturday, September 25, 1999 in a local hospital. Mr. Boatner was born in Floyd County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Katherine Elizabeth Pauline and Rev John William Boatner. Survivors are: daughter, Watha Brady of Cedartown; son, Rev. Robert Gerald Boatner, Jr. of Cedartown; brothers, Rev. Glenn Boatner and Rev. Barry Boatner; two sisters, Jackie Revels and Mrs. Gerald Worley; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday September 28, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Woodard officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers; Eric Boatner, Phil Worley, Michael Worley, Lamar Garrett, David Oneal, and Ricky Nichols. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Rosie Deems Boswell, age 94, of Aragon, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 1999. Mrs. Boswell was born Dec. 21, 1904 in Polk County. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Euharlee Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Boswell, parents, Frank and Amanda Pace Deems, and son, Claude Ellis Boswell. Survivors include, son, James H. Boswell of Mableton, four daughters, Marie Smith of Aragon, Margaret Monaco of Wilmington, Del., Amanda Ingram of Marietta, Joan Bradley of Austell, three sisters, Eunice Robinson of Rockmart, Corine Dover, and Jessie Kelley, both of Aragon, 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 16, at 2 p.m., from the Euharlee Baptist Church with Rev. Dew3ey Atchley and Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery with Rev. Carlton Rogers officiating. Pallbearers included Donnie Boswell, Michael Bradley, Danny Forsyth, Lamar Forsyth, Jerry Wayne Forsyth and Gary Harry. Honorary pallbearers included Paul Lindsey, Johnny Dooley, Houston Taylor, Jim McVey, Bill East, Ned Ingle and Sonny Holley. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Josephine McCurry Boyette, age 82, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away Thursday, March 4, 1999. Ms. Boyette was born March 30, 1916 in Cedartown. Survivors include a son Herbert P. DeArman, Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Christine Mixon of Cedartown; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday, March 6, at Polk Memory Gardens with the Rev. David Grove and the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed. Lester C. Litsey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. George Bradley, age 73, of Rockmart, died Thursday, April 8, 1999 in a Rome hospital. He was born December 18, 1925 in Polk County, Ga. He was a retired Georgia State Patrol Captain with 35 years’ service, having served on Governor Sanders’ and Governor Maddox’ security force, and taught at Georgia Troopers School at the Georgia Police Academy. He served with Federal Court security in Rome and Atlanta until 1997. He was a member and deacon of Rockmart First Baptist Church, a member of the Gideons, a member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association, and a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II. He received his undergraduate and masters degrees from Georgia State University and taught at Rhinehart and Brenau Colleges. He was preceded in death by his parents, Josh and Clora Weaver Bradley, and infant sister, Nancy Bradley. He is survived by his wife Jeannie Johnson of Rockmart; his son, Phil Bradley of Hiram; his daughter, Karen Smith of Rockmart; two brothers, Ray Bradley of Taylorsville and Bobby Bradley of Dallas; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral service were held Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m. from the Rockmart First Baptist Church, with Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Georgia State Patrol Honor Guard in charge of graveside rites. Fellow officers of the Georgia State Patrol served as pallbearers. Members of the First Baptist Church Adult III Men’s Sunday Class, deacons of the First Baptist Church, and members of the Georgia State Patrol served as honorary pallbearers. The Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Floy Buggs Brannan, Jr., of Cedartown, formerly of Cobb County, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 1999. Surviving are: wife, Zellar Brannan of Cedartown; son, Michael Floy Brannan of Cedartown; daughter, Shirley Marie Harper of Hiram; brothers, Wayne D. Brannan of Rockmart and Winfred L. Brannan of Cedartown; sisters Dorothy B. Nix of Buford and Margaret Beavers of Cedartown; step brother, Dale Robinson of Orlando, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. from the Pine Bower Baptist Church in Cedartown. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Scott Brannan, Lee Brannan, Donnie Stephens, Joey Payne. Bellamy’s Hiram Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. This local announcement was made for the family by the Gammage Funeral Home in Cedartown.


Lieut. Joe Brewster, Mr. J. G. Brewster, of Esom Hill has received the following letter and clipping giving an account of the death on the battlefield of his lamented brother, the brave young Lieut. Joe Brewster, which will be read with much interest here: Dear Sir: The Adjutant General has given me your name as the nearest relative (brother) of the late gallant Lieut. Brewster, of Co. F, 59th Inf., A.E.F. I am the father of the late Lieut. David M. Barry, of Co. E, 59th Inf., who fell with your brother at Chateau Thierry on July 20, 1918. My beloved son was killed at the same moment and by the same shell as Lieut. Brewster. It was many months before I learned the circumstances of my son’s death, and it was only through the accidental discovery that a certain Private Doyle was present at the tragedy, and though wounded by the dame fateful shell had survived. I am inclosing you a reprint of Doyle’s story which shows that your brave brother and my son were together on the battlefield, just returning from an official mission to the French artillery. I should very much like to hear from you and would greatly prize a photo of Lieut. Brewster ( will exchange with you one of David’s.) With deep sympathy, I remain very sincerely your friend. William Taylor Barry.


Rev. William Edward Bridges, age 51, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, December 2, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Bridges was born June 18, 1948 in Polk County. He was the pastor of Grace Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosie Pruett Bridges and Willie Bridges. Surviving are; wife, Kathy Beasley Bridges; son, Brian Louis Bridges; and sister Evelyn Teems. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 5, from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Williams, Rev. Tracey Cole, Rev. Doug Bearden and Rev. R. B. Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Keith Beasley, Jeff Beasley, Greg Beasley, Kerry Beasley, Danny Peppers, Jeremy Peppers, Stanley Hopkins and Alvin Hopkins. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Edward (Ed) French Bristow, age 64, of Aragon, passed away Friday, January 8, 1999. Mr. Bristow was born April 22, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas. He was a retired school teacher and school administrator and a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, William French and Marie Williams Bristow, Jr. and an aunt; Twila King. Survivors include a son Richard Bristow of Lafayette, Colo.; four daughters, Susan Coniglio of Dunwoody, Cathy Buglioli of Columbus, Jeddie Bristow of Aragon and Jenny Connell of Rockmart; his former wife, Joan Utsey Bristow of Aragon; a sister, Jeddie Legoff of Laurel, MD; 14 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a niece and three nephews. A memorial service was held Wednesday, January 13, from Aragon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Usry officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Miss Bonnie Bell Brock, age 95, of East Fifth Avenue, passed away Thursday, May 6, 1999 at a local hospital. Miss Brock was born August 24, 1903 in Polk County, the daughter of the late Riley Walker Brock and Martha Harriet Hunt Brock. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as store manager for Brock'’ Jewelry Store prior to her retirement. She was preceded in death by her brother, Macon Brock, her sister, Para Lee Brock, and a nephew. Survivors include three nephews, Ed Brock of Rome, Joe Brock of Cumming, and Al Brock of Atlanta. Funeral services were held Friday May 7, at 3 p.m., at the graveside in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. W. C. Ruchti officiating. The Daniel’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Gloria Brock, age 68. Of Jasper, Ala. passed away Sunday, December 5, 1999. She was preceded in death by her daughter Denise Smith. Surviving are husband, Charles V. Brock, Sr.; daughter, Pattie Kilpatrick and son, Charles V. Brock, Jr., both of Jasper. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December a7, at Collins Burk Funeral Home in Jasper. This announcement was made for the family by the Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown.


Mr. Clarence Edgar Brooks, Jr., age 68, of Cave Spring, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 1999. Mr. Brooks was born June 12, 1930 in Floyd County and was a member of Silver Creek United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Rampley Brooks, Cave Spring; daughter, Jennifer Pruitt, Silver Creek; son, Barry Brooks, Chatsworth; father C. E. Brooks, Sr., Lindale; two brothers, Rev. Jack Brooks, Rome and Jim Brooks, Lacy, Washington; two grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, January 15, 1999 from the Henderson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Sampley officiating. Interment followed in the East View Cemetery, Rome, GA. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home, Lindale, was in charge of the arrangements. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, make this announcement for the family and friends in Cedartown.


John Jesse "Bill" Brooks, age 79, of Cedartown died Saturday, May 1, 1999. Brooks served as city manager from 1977 to 1985 and as interim city manager in 1990. He was city clerk from 1962 to 1977, serving in that position for 15 years. The Cedartown native is remembered as a dedicated public servant who was instrumental in securing the land and helping plan for Northwest Park. He served as city manager after Robert Veal and before Carter Crawford. He retired from the city in 1985. He was born in Polk County on January 21, 1920 and was a member of the Second Avenue Baptist Church in Rome. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U. S. Army Air Corps. Surviving are his wife Antoinette Brooks of Cedartown; one son, Morgan Brooks of Carrollton; one daughter, Susan Woodcock of Savannah; two brothers, Buddy Brooks of Rome and Charles Brooks of Rock Hill, S.C.; six grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Litesey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Wright, John Dean, Ellis Mauldin, Ray Merritt, Bobby Alexander, Charlie Orr, Sam Timmons, and Wayne Taylor. Honorary pallbearers included: W. M. Moss, Kenneth Roberts, Roland Jackson, Jimmy Newsome, Wilburn Brown, Bert Wood, Howard "Smokey" Hobbs, L.T. Lankford, Loyd Strickland, Charlie Clay, Wayne Short, Harold Benefield, Nathan Dean, Bill Cummings, Larry Ruff, Johnny Wood, Roger Hiltbrand, Sam Knight, Arthur Dyer, Jim Denton, Glenn York and Mike McRae. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Clarence T. Brown, age 78, of Riverdale, passed away Friday, April 2, 1999. He was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam S. Brown. Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Ellis of Riverdale, Berry Brown of Riverdale, Jane Wingate of Riverdale and Peggy Mauldin of Alachua, Fla.; two sons, Billy Brown of Memphis, Tenn. And Johnny Clark of Dahlonega; nine grandchildren, Ronnie Moon of Sharpsburg, David Moon of Connecticut, Clint Brown of Memphis, Tenn., Ricky Wingate of Stockbridge, Randy Wingate of Douglasville, Margaret Sweatman of Stockbridge, Dan Mauldin, Jr. of Stockbridge, Mike Mauldin of Nas, Tenn., and Rhonda Wigington of Dawsonville; and several nieces and Nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, in the Thomas L. Scroggs Parkway Garden Chapel. Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Thomas L. Scroggs Parkway Garden Chapel of Forest Park was in charge of the arrangements. This local announcement was made for the family by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Robert Andrew Bruce, age 61, of Aragon, died Sunday, September 12, 1999, in the Atlanta VA Hospital. Mr. Bruce was born August 17, 1938, in Canton. He was a retired car salesman, a U.S. Navy veteran and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse James and Dorothy Frances Hester Bruce. He is survived by wife, Delores Bruce of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two sons, Ricky Andrew Bruce and Robert Allen Bruce, both of Rockmart. Daughter, Vicky Wisniewski of Aragon; three sisters, Louise Garrett of Atlanta, Faye Baker, and Mrs. Linda Weaver both of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and six grandchildren. The funeral service was held Tuesday, September 14, at 4 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Shirley officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery with Rockmart American Legion Post No. 12 in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers were Joseph Stringer, David Wisniewski, Rusty Baker, David Cottingham, Justin Myers and Jack Goss. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Magdlen C. Bullard, age 70, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, March 19, 1999. Mrs. Bullard was born October 31, 1928 in Lauderdale County, Ala. She was preceded in death by her father, Rufus E. Cates. Survivors include her mother, Vonie Lou Patterson; her husband, Herbert Bullard of Cedartown; two sons, Barry Bullard and Richard Bullard both of Cedartown; a brother, Thomas Cates of Huntsville, Ala.; four sisters, Vivalee Davis, Fossie Nunleey, Virginia Dillon, and Fannie Ruth Hammons all of Anderson, Ala.; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday, March 21, in the chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Herman Gladden and the Rev. Hugh Shaw officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Barry G. Bullard, Jason Bullard, Kevin Bullard, Wayne Andrews and Michael Payton. Honorary pallbearers included Justin Bullard and Dillon Swafford. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Boyce C. Bullington, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, March 15, 1999. Mr. Bullington was born July 26, 1933 in Concord, N. C. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan B. Hughes in 1981. Surviving are: his wife, Marie V. Bullington of Cedartown; two sons, Rodger Bullington of Rome, Ga. and Duane Bullington of Carrollton; three daughters, Evelyn Hosmer of Cedartown, Debra Pitt of Piedmont, Ala., and Patricia Bullington, also of Piedmont; one brother, Carl Bullington of Greensboro, N. C.; one sister, Alleen Wilheam of McGilleam, N. C.; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the graveside, Polk Memory Gardens, with the United Hospice Care Chaplain, Debra Grantham, officiating. Interment followed. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Tommy G. Busby Sr., age 87, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 1999. Mr. Busby was born June 10, 1911 in Piedmont, Ala. and was a member of the Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Irbey Bussey Busby; a son Tommy Busby of Calhoun; two daughters, Martha Busby of Rome and Carolyn Garner of Kennesaw; a sister Margaret Peek of Rome; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, February 5, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Chandler and the Rev. Tom Arnold officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Della Key Bush, age 90, of Cedartown, formerly of Buchanan passed away Friday, February 19, 1999. Mrs. Bush was born April 4, 1908 in Haralson County. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar P. Bush; and her parents, George Key and Maranda Willis Key. Survivors include two daughters, Sara Williams of Cedartown and Nora Thomas of Perry; a son, Troy Bush of Buchanan; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 21, from Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J.C. Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included grandsons. Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel of Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Mae Butler, age 91, of Cedartown, formerly of Lindale, passed away Saturday, October 30, 1999. She was born October 2, 1908 in Haralson County. Mrs. Butler was preceded in death by her husband, La Fayette Butler; daughter, Tanya Barron; parents, Nancy Rowell Walker and Hugh Walker. Surviving are sisters, Margie Heard of Cedartown; Mozelle Cammons of Cedartown; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m., Graveside service was at the Tallapoosa East Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Sharp officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sharon Prewett Byrom, age 70, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 1999. Mrs. Byrom was born May 19, 1929 in Polk County. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a homemaker and retired partner of Bill Byrom Service Center. Survivors include husband, Bill Byrom of Cedartown; four daughters, Kim Hawkins and Paula Frasier, both of Cedartown, Kay Drennon and Carol Byrom, both of Rome; son Steve Brumbelow of Snellville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 16, at 2 p.m., in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel, with the Rev. David Grove and Rev. Tal Roberts officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers included Shane Brumbelow, Jeff Brumbelow, Clint Frasier, Van McKelvey, Dennis Atkins and Scott Porterfield. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sharon Prewett Byrom, age 70, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 1999. Mrs. Byrom was born May 19, 1929 in Polk County. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a homemaker and retired partner of Bill Byrom Service Center. Survivors include husband, Bill Byrom of Cedartown, four daughters, Kim Hawkins and Paula Frasier, both of Cedartown, Kay Drennon and Carol Byrom, both of Rome, son, Steve Brumbelow of Snellville, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 16, at 2 p.m., in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel, with the Rev. David Grove and Rev. Tal Roberts officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Steve Brumbelow, Jeff Brumbelow, Clint Frasier, Van McKelvey, Dennis Atkins and Scott Porterfield. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Caleb Caldwell, age 68, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Caldwell was born January 22, 1931 in Bibb County. He was a retired US Army sergeant with 20 years service and a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a former Murata employee and a member of Aragon Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Lee and Nancy Buchanan Caldwell. Surviving are tow sons Dennis Caldwell and Lee Caldwell, both of Rockmart; brother, Quinton E. Caldwell of Ft. Myers, Fla.; sister, Cozette Eidson of Watkinsville; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m., from Rockmart Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kenneth Dooley officiating and Rockmart American Legion Post No. 12 in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers were Bobby Hutcheson, Steve Brown, Bobby Jo Phillips, Phil Williams, Sonny White and Troy Manning. Freemen Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Margaret Maddox Campbell, age 77, of Powder Springs passed away February 19, 1999. Mrs. Campbell was born June 5, 1921 in Cedartown. She was a retired Food Giant employee and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Johnson and John Ruben Campbell; and her parents, John Henry and Eva Hindmon Maddox. Survivors include a daughter Barbara Powell of Powder Springs; two grandchildren; five great grandsons; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 21, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Robert Wright officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery, Cedartown. Pallbearers included Richard Powell, David Richardson, Donald Crabb, Boxell Thomas, Richard Brock, and Doyle Hooper. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Michael Jackie Campbell, age 60, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, October 4, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Campbell was born August 11, 1939 in Floyd County. He was a member of Eastview Baptist Church in Cedartown, an ordained Deacon, and a retired Department of Education employee. He was preceded in death by his father, Davis Virgil Campbell. Surviving are: his wife, Frances Allred Campbell of Rockmart; his mother Margaret McCollum Campbell of Rockmart; his mother, Margaret McCollum Campbell of Rockmart; two sons, Jeffery Michael and Brian Davis; three brothers, Rev. Reginald David Campbell; Nigel Carey Campbell and Lantz Galen Campbell, all of Rockmart; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m., from the Eastview Baptist Church with the Rev. Buford Hutchins, Rev. Owen Bud Davis, Jr. and Reginald Campbell officiating. Interment followed in the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Billy Robinson, Jimmy Purser, Jim Campbell, Allan Camara, Randal Rooks, Brent Rayburn, David Allred and Marshall Campbell. Deacons of Eastview Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Alma Williams Cantrell, age 85, of Taylorsville, died Sunday, September 12, 1999, in a Rome hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Cantrell was born May 30, 1914, in Taylorsville. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. "Jim" Cantrell; parents, Jeff and Clevie Hudgins Williams; two sisters, Rebecca Williams Ethridge and Edna Mae Williams Ferguson; three brothers, Fred Williams, Elbert Williams and Clyde Williams. She is survived by seven sons, James Cantrell, Gene Cantrell, Mark Cantrell, Bill Cantrell, Rufus Cantrell, Raiford Cantrell, and Lamar Cantrell; three daughters, Betty Sue Scott, Catherine Hufstetler, and Sherry Blaine; 51 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 14, at 2 p.m. from Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church with Rev. Charles G. Garrett, Rev. Louis Woodward, and Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Gene, Mark, Bill, Rufus and Lamar Cantrell, Melvin Scott, Alton Hufstetler, and James Dupree. Grandsons served as honorary pallbearers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Norman Porter Cantrell, age 87, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 1999. He was born August 25, 1911 in Polk Co., Ga. He was a member of Lake Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife, Idelle Carver Cantrell of Cedartown; three sons, Tom Cantrell of Cedartown, Otis Cantrell and Porter Cantrell, both of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two daughters, Brenda Baldwin of Douglasville, and Connie Rimes of Mableton; two sisters, Lynn Smith of Kennesaw, and Cordie Reid of Bremen; six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Cantrell were held Thursday, February 18, at 11 a.m. from the Litesey Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Hugh Shaw officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Cantrell lay in-state at the Litesey Funeral Home until the funeral hour. The family received friends Wednesday, February 17 from 709 p.m. at the Litesey Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Tom Cantrell, Otis Cantrell, Porter Cantrell, Rodger Cantrell, Randy Rimes, and Judon Baldwin. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ruth C. (Litton) Carden, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, May 16, 1999. Mrs. Carden was born Oct. 15, 1924 in Floyd County and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cedartown, where she served actively in many ministries. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl R. Cantrell, and first husband, Herbert Dalton Litton. Survivors include: husband, S. M. Carden of Cedartown; two sons, Bruce Litton of Rome, and David Litton of Glencoe, Ala, four step daughters, Mary Ruth Carden of Gainesville, Martha Markle of Kennesaw, Lois Clark of Marietta and Jan Smith of Dalton; two brothers, Harold C. Cantrell and Wayne Cantrell both of Rome; a sister Anita Cantrell of Rome; three grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; a great grandchild; and two step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Cedartown with the Rev. David Grove and Rev. Bill Adams officiating. Interment followed in the Spring Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Rome. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Cedartown. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Eula Inez Carlton, age 85, of Rome died Sunday, February 7, 1999 at her residence, following an illness of several months. Mrs. Carlton was born April 19, 1913, in Polk County, GA., daughter of the late James Parker Deems and Annie Lane Deems. She spent the greater part of her life in Rockmart, moving to Rome 15 years ago. She was a member of the Rockmart First United Methodist Church and an active volunteer for the Salvation Army in Rome. She was a retired employee of the Holiday and Sheraton Inns of Rome. Mrs. Carlton was preceded in death by her husband John Ed Carlton, Sr. in 1974, and by six brothers and two sisters. She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law: Jeanette and Donald Motes, Rockmart: Frances and George Richards, Cartersville; Dixie and Grady Jefferson, Cartersville; Jo and Melvin Roberts, Cedartown; two sons and one daughter-in-law: John Ed Carlton, Jr., Rockmart; Kenneth E. and Diane Carlton, Rome. Ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 9, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. in the Rockmart First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bobby Woods, Rev. David Autry and Minister Alvis Miller officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers included Coy Deems, Hugh Adcock, Jr., Jason Carter, Mike Nicholson, Jim Graves and Jeff Barker. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Christopher Clinton (Chris) Carnes, age 40, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, July 24, 1999, following a massive heart attack. Mr. Carnes was a member of the National Rifle Association and National Rifle Association and of the Baptist faith. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was retired from the Reserves. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mavor Jean Carnes. Survivors include, wife, Kimberly L. Carnes, three daughters, Laura Jean Carnes, Amanda Lynn Carnes and Taylor Christina Carnes, all of Silver Creek, father, Clifford C. Carnes of Mesa, Ark.; brother, Anthony K. Carnes of Cedartown, sister Judith Elaine Perry of Carrollton; and grandmother, Nova Chandler of Cedartown. Graveside services were held Sunday, July 25, at 2 p.m., from Polk Memory Gardens, with Rev. Clifford Chandler and Dr. Dewayne New officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Aline R. Carter, age 87, of Cedartown, passed away Monday December 27, 1999. Mrs. Carter was born September 17, 1912 in Haralson County. She was a member of The Second Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gordon L. Carter, and parents, William Edgar Redding and Annie Bell Redding. Surviving are: daughter, Mary Frances Garrett; sisters, Inez Williamon and Magaline Rice; brothers, Carl Redding, Barney Redding and Clyde Redding; and two grandsons. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 29, at 11 a.m., from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Frasier and Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment will follow in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charlie V. Carter, Christopher Norris, Carl Redding, Jr., Coye Wilkes and Mike Rice. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Clarence E. Carter, age 91, of Austell, GA. passed away Thursday, March 4, 1999. Mr. Carter was born January 8, 1908 in Polk County, GA. He was a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors are: sons and daughters-in-law, Kie and Derah Carter of Dallas, GA. and Geary Carter of Austell, Ga.; daughters, Nancy Richner of Reform, Ala., Dorothy Brookshire of Bryan, GA., and Barbara Haines of Cedartown, GA.; brother, Watson Carter of Cedartown, GA.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services for Clarence E. Carter were conducted Saturday, March 6, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Litesey Chapel with Brother Glen Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the New Harmony Cemetery. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Dewey R. Carter, 86, of Smyrna, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, December 14, 1999 in Tennessee. Mr. Carter was born Sept. 28, 1913. He is survived by wife, Allie Mai Carter of Smyrna, Tenn.; one son, Eddie R. Carter of Murfreesboro, Tn.; daughter, Jane Gravitt of Cummings; sister Ivan D Gallimore of Cedartown; two brothers, Clyde Carter and Charles Carter both of Cedartown, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Dec. 17, in the Jennings and Ayers Chapel in Tennessee with the Rev. Donald Owens officiating. Interment followed in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Tennessee. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Tommy Carroll Carter, age 64, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, April 15, 1999 in a Rome Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born in Paulding County, Ga. on July 11, 1934, a son of Henry Richard Carter and Willie T. Shelton Carter. Mr. Carter had been a resident of Polk County since 1968. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Carter had been employed by the Casey’s Food Stores of Cedartown and Rockmart for 31 years. He had served as the manager of the produce department in Rockmart since 1981. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cathy Lynn Carter; and three brothers, Kenneth, Donald and Bobby Carter. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Zella Jo Carter, Cedartown; three sons, Mr. Tony R. Carter of Cedartown, Mr. Greg C. Carter of Cedartown, and Mr. Scott Carter, Sr. of Rockmart; one brother, Mr. Franklin Charles Carter of Rome; twelve grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 17 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home, with Rev. Andy Fennell and Rev. Moses Wilson officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery, Cedartown. Pallbearers were Joseph Carter, Alan Gentry, Jeff Carter, Jon Carter, Tim Cole, and Charlie Sanford. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Robert F. Casey, Jr., Casey’s Grocery Store in Cedartown is mourning the loss of one of its founding fathers. Last Monday, April 26, 1999, Robert F. Casey, Jr., retired owner and operator of the local grocery, died in an out-of-town hospital, following an extended illness. Casey, 79, was born March 17, 1920 in Polk County. Aside from his involvement in Casey Food Store, which he opened in the late 1940’s, Casey was actively involved in Cedartown business and civil duties, prior to his failing health. He was a former city commissioner, serving the council from 1979-1982, and was a former director of the Retail Grocery Association as well as the Associated Grocers of Atlanta. Casey was also a member of the Collard Valley Baptist Church and the American Legion, and was a veteran of foreign wars. He was preceded in death by his parents, R. F. Casey (Bob) and Martha Elizabeth (Pattie) Casey, and his brother, Jeff Casey. Casey is survived by his wife Geneva Pruitt Casey of Cedartown; daughter, Marianne McCain of Cedartown; three sons, Robert F. Casey III of Brisbane, Australia; Tucker Casey of Cedartown; and Shawn Casey of Taylorsville; three brothers, Fred Casey and Pat Casey, both of Cedartown, and Dan Casey of Rockmart; sister Nan Casey Davis of Ohio; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at the Collard Valley Baptist Church, with Rev. Gene Beck and Rev. Dewey Pinson officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post No. 86. Pallbearers were Kenny Casey, Bill Casey, Stan Davis, Pat Casey, Mike Casey, Danny Casey, Warren Walker, and Jim Bowman. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Miss Evelyn K. Cason, age 77, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in a Rome nursing home. Miss Cason was born May 22, 1922, in Polk County and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Lula Richardson Cason. Surviving are cousins, J. H. Sanford and Chester Pilgrim both of Rockmart. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Nov 10 at 2 p.m., in the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Royce Campbell officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Alice Carolyn Cauthen, age 64, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, February 4, 1999. Mrs. Cauthen was born October 10, 1934 in Polk County, GA. She was a member of Benedict Baptist Church. Survivors include husband, Gene Cauthen of Cedartown; one son, Neil Cauthen of Cedartown; one daughter, Amy Buckner of Cedartown; one brother, Buddy Crocker of Cedartown; one sister, Annie Lee Allen of Cedartown; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 6, 1999 with Dr. Dewayne New officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jimmy Crocker, Rayford Dyer, Jerry Knowles, Frank Lott, Jr., Gene Hooper and Dale Crocker. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Claude Chafin, 61, of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, June 5, 1999. Mr. Chafin was born January 1, 1938, in Polk County. Survivors are two brothers, Elmer Chafin of Cedartown and C. B. Sparks of Taylorsville, sister, Evelyn Moyer of Lindale, and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Friday, June 11 at Mt. Taber Cemetery in Taylorsville, with the Rev. Michael Huskins officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Richard Ray Chamlee, age 67, of Cedartown passed away Sunday, June 6, 1999. Mr. Chamlee was born January 25, 1932 in Atlanta. He was an Army veteran and retired employee of Big Star and Wal-Mart. He is preceded in death by parents, Dola Spencer Chamlee and Carl Chamlee. Survivors include, his wife, Helen Moore Chamlee, daughter, Debra Chamlee and Theresa Chamlee, daughter, Traci Welch, son, David Chamlee, sister, Dorothy Pridgeon, brothers, Billy and Doug Chamlee and Wayne Chamlee, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 9 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Doug Chamlee and Stephen Davies officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post No. 86. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Williams, Justin Williams, Nicholas Williams, Stephen Davis, Robert Coy, Steve Meade and Joseph Davies. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lossie Chandler, age 72, of Cedartown, passed away Aug. 20, 1999. Mrs. Chandler was born on Nov. 20, 1926 in Cleburne, Ala. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Bernice Benefield Denney and by her husband, Arlin Chandler. Survivors include: a daughter, Jo Ann Bosarge of Cedartown; daughter, Margie Richardson of Tallapoosa; one brother, Aaron Denney of Bremen; two sisters Emily Sutherland of Heflin, Ala., and Flossie Brant of Barnwell, S.C.; three grandchildren and three great grandsons. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. from the Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. R. B. Hulsey, Rev. Chester Pesnell, and Rev. Timmy Blankenship officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Chris Thomas, Douglas Thomas, Larry Morgan, Michael Smith, Eddie Mixon, Al Dingler. Miller Funeral Home of Tallapoosa had charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Cora Rainy Chapman, age 71, of Norfolk, Va., formerly of Cedartown, passed away Monday, April 26, 1999. She was born November 9, 1928 in Polk County. She was survived by a daughter, Carolyn Rainy Doss of Norfolk; brother, George Anderson of Cedartown; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a number o nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 1, at 2 p.n. from the chapel of the Litesey Funeral Home, with Rev. Donnie Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ralph Hunt Cheatwood, age 92, of Felton, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Cheatwood was born June 20, 1907 in Haralson County. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia Cheatwood, and parents, Sara Elizabeth Perry Cheatwood and Richard Hunt Cheatwood. Surviving are daughter, Louise Wood; sons, John Cheatwood, Ralph Cheatwood and Marvin Cheatwood; brother, Wesley Chitwood; 13 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Agan and Rev. Hulan Hamrick officiating. Interment followed in Buchanan City Cemetery. Pallbearers were; Jeff McCray, Todd McCray, Scott McCray, Donnie McKibben, Ricky McKibben and Jimmy McKibben. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Virginia Hunt Cheves, age 71, passed away Thursday, February 25, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Cheves was of the Methodist faith, a charter member of Morrow Civic Woman’s Club and a member of Morrow Lioness Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Lois Davis Hunt. Survivors include her husband, David R. Cheves. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 27, at Southside Chapel Funeral Home. Interment followed in Morrow City Cemetery. Southside Chapel Home, Lee & Matthews, was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Cecil Clemons, age 70, of Aragon, passed away Sunday, August 22, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Clemons was born September 14, 1928. He was a retired Georgia Power employee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Fannie Mae Holbrooks Clemons. Surviving are brother Joe Clemons of Cedartown; sister Estelle Clemons of Aragon; two nephews and two nieces. Funeral services were held Tuesday 24 at 4 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Michael William’s officiating. Interment followed in Aragon cemetery. Pallbearers were Terry Clemons, James Clemons, Keith Lentz, Junior Parker, Lance West and Michael Clemons. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ollie Webster Coalson, age 91, of Bremen, passed away July 30, 1999. Mr. Coalson was born in Haralson County on Sept. 5, 1907. He was a retired auto repairman. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wilma Carter. Surviving are his wife, Maudie Hammond Coalson of Cedartown; three daughters, Illna Ensley of Douglasville, Agnes Harwell of Riverdale, and Essie Jane Ponder of Cedartown; three sons, Rodger Coalson of Tallapoosa, W. C. Coalson of Bremen, and Ben Coalson of Douglasville; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 1, from Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. James Smith officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Barney Harwell, Scott Coalson, Randy Carter, Ricky Carter, Ricky Carter, Barney Coalson, John Croft and David Williams. Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Josie Lee Lewis Cobb, age 65, of Newnan, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Friday, October 8, 1999. Mrs. Cobb was born July 11, 1934 in Bartow County and was a member of the Cedar Valley Church of God in Cedartown. She is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd W. Cobb. Surviving are two daughters, Annette Hughes of Newnan, and Diane Brumit of Cedartown; four brothers, George Lewis, Luther Lewis and Fred Lewis, all of Cartersville, and Harry Lewis of Kentucky; sister, Jane Holcomb, of Taylorsville; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 p.m., in the Cedar Valley Church of God with the Rev. James Hughes officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Robin James Cochran, age 46, of Cherrylog, GA., formerly of Cedartown, passed away Friday, September 10, 1999. Mr. Cochran was an employee of the state of Georgia Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division, a member of the Church of Christ and an amateur naturalist photographer surviving are his father and mother, James "Gus" and Pauline "Polly" Cochran; brother, David Cochran and several nieces and nephews, all of Ellijay. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 12, at 2 p.m. from the Ellijay Church of Christ Church with Minister Butch Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Underwood Cemetery. Logan Funeral Home and Chapel had charge of the arrangements. This announcement is courtesy of Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home.


Mrs. Annie Ruth Heath Cole, age 91, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 1999. Mrs. Cole was born December 25. 1907 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Highfield; two husbands, Paul Heath and Albert Cole; and a daughter, Gladys Eaves. Survivors include five daughters, Betty Faye Maddox and Marvine Forrister both of Cedartown, Joyce Turner of Dallas, Shirley Landers and Vivian Preston both of Cedartown; four sons, Ralph Heath, Bobby Heath and Billy Heath all of Cedartown and Harvey Heath of Ecorse, Mich.; two sisters, Mildred Compton of Rome and Mary Hewitt of New York; 26 grandchildren; 68 great grandchildren; and 10 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 28, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Barry Boatner officiating. Interment followed in New Harmony Cemetery. Pallbearers included Harvey Heath, Jr., Jerome Heath, Joe Landers, Christopher Preston, Calvin Maddox and Larry Jarrett. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Elbert Cole, age 87, of Rockmart, died Monday, April 5, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Cole was born August 10, 1911, in Paulding County, GA. He was a retired Goodyear employee and a member of Van Wert Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Vera L. Dodd Cole, and his parents, John Marion and Georgia Hitchcock Cole. Survivors include a son Hubert Cole of Rockmart; a daughter, Katherine Smith of Aragon; two brothers, Claude Cole and Emmett Cole, both of Dallas; and seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 7 at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. Edwin Wix and Rev. Robert Pyles officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Richard Cole, Barry Cole, Danny Smith, Randy Smith, Jason Payne, Jeremy Payne and Dusty Cole. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Emily Sanders Collins, age 88, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 1999. She was born July 3, 1911 in Hartwell. Mrs. Collins earned three degrees: a BS in Chemistry and Art from Georgia State College for Women in 1932 and two MA’s in counseling and one in Library Science from West Georgia University in the 1960’s. She taught for over 30 years in public schools in Cedartown and Atlanta. She was a long term member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cedartown, The Daffodil Club (President for several terms), and the daughters of the American Revolution (Ex-Regent) of the William Witcher Chapter, Mrs. Collins had lived in Egypt, Lebanon and Argentina and also traveled in Europe, South America and the Orient. Surviving are one daughter, Jean Collins Berck of Espanola, N.M., and a sister, Nell Sims of Chamblee. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 4, in the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Martin officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Omie W. Collins, age 94, of Rome, GA. died Sunday, March 7, 1999 following several years of declining health. She was born on August 5, 1904 in Corban, Kentucky, a daughter of the late John Harvey Witt and Maggie Elizabeth Johnson Witt. Mrs. Collins had been a resident of Rome since 1979, moving here from Cedartown where she had made her home for many years. She was a member of the Oak Hill Church of Christ. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Accie P. Collins and by six children. Survivors include 13 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. in the Oak Hill Church of Christ with ministers Alvis Miller and David O’Connell officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery, Cedartown. The Avis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Jewel Hicks Coleman, age 92, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, July 29, 1999. Mrs. Coleman was born Aug. 10, 1906 in Polk County. She was a member of the Benedict Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Coleman. Survivors include a son, Earl Coleman, daughters, Frances Rice and Martha Rey, all of Cedartown; 10 grandchildren; 15 great granchildren and four great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 31 at 11 a.m., in the Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Rice officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Jennie T. Moss Coleman, age 86, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, July 8, 1999. Mrs. Coleman was born August 25, 1912 in Cobb County. Survivors include husband, Howard Coleman of Atlanta; sister-in-law, Mary Ayers; brother-in-law, Fred Coleman, both of Cedartown and Donnie Coleman of Aragon. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Kitchens and Rev. Donnie Coleman officiating. Interment followed in Lime Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph Ingle, Jimmy Stokes, Lee Moore and Jeff Vick. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Marion Broadway Colman, age 65, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Cedartown, GA., passed away Sunday, February 7, 1999. She was born May 25, 1933 in Polk County and was a member of Community Baptist Church in Tampa, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Myrtle Ruby Norman Broadway and James Edward Broadway, and her brother, William Edward Broadway. Survivors include: four daughters, Linda Colman of Anaconda, Montana: Karen Hantz of Ashville, N.C.; Janis Matthews of Youngsville, N.C.; and Alexis Smith of Raleigh, N.C.; three step sons, William Robinson, Jr., Jamie Robinson, and Jay Robinson, all of Largo, Fla.; friend Bill Robinson; brother James Norman "Ted" Broadway of Cedartown, GA. and six grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Marion Broadway Colman was conducted Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 2 p.m. from Lake Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Hugh Dorsey Welchel, Rev. Robert Pyles, and Rev. Billy G. Fraiser officiating. Interment followed in New Prospect Cemetery, Floyd County. Pallbearers included Audie Matthews, Dusty Matthews, Bill Robinson, Jr., Dan Smith, Alan Hantz, and Don Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Astin, Billy Astin, Norman Cantrell, Charles Brock, James Osborne, Odell Couch and Johnny Barnett. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Martha Ann Coleman, age 64, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 1999. Mrs Coleman was born August 26, 1934 in Polk County, Ga. and was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Earl Coleman of Cedartown; two daughters, Jennifer Coleman Puckett of Cedartown and Carol Ann Jones of Newnan, Ga.; two brothers, James Garrett of Cave Spring and Arthur Garrett of Cedartown; three sisters, Caroline Wallace, Betty Brown, and Eva Garrett, all of Cedartown; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 16, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Lester C. Litesey Chapel, with the Rev. Billy Swift and Brother Wayne Puckett officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Joe Ephraim Colquitt, Jr., age 67, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Colquitt was born October 30, 1932 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by parents, Annie Liddelle West Colquitt and John T. Colquitt, Sr., and brother John T. Colquitt, Jr. Survivors included wife, Frances Pilgrim Colquitt; daughter, Janice Colquitt Stewart; sons, Joe E. Colquitt, Jr., and John Thomas Colquitt; sisters, Nelle Colquitt Casey, Elizabeth Colquitt Godwin, Ruth Colquitt Owings, Sarah Colquitt Wray, and Catherine Colquitt Shackelford; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m., from Collard Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Beck, Rev. Clyde Wilson and Rev. Dewey Penson officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ben John Stewart, Daryl Watters, Jimmy Brown, John Pilgrim, Mike Casey and Jimmy Norris. Honorary pallbearers were Cassie Colquitt, Michael Stewart, Mark Stewart and Joe Colquitt, III. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Dura Cook, age 81, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999. Ms. Cook was born January 21, 1918. Surviving are son, Beverly Adams; daughter; Kathryn Wilson; two brothers, Jimmy Adams, Perry Beck; four sisters, Fay Rowell, Margaret Coleman, Sara Smith, Levia Holcombe; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 12, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Clipper Henderson, and Rev. Thurston Townsend officiating. Interment followed in the Mountain View Church Cemetery in Haralson County. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Willis Cook, age 78, of Portsmouth, Va., formerly of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, June 20, 1999. Mr. Cook was a veteran in the U.S. Army, retiring from the Norfolk, Virginia Naval Shipyard. He was a staff sergeant during World War II. He was also a member of the Port Norfolk Pentecostal Church. Survivors include: wife, Evelyn Ruth Cook of Portsmouth, Va.; five daughters, Diane Gray, Vicki Dunn, Joan Anderson, Marjorie Simpson and Evelyn Visco, all of Virginia; brother, Wesley Cook of Cedartown; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 22, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of the Sturtevant Funeral Home in Virginia, with Rev. Tina Greene officiating. Interment followed in Olive Branch Cemetery with full military honors. This announcement is made locally for the family and friends by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.


Mr. James Walter Cook, age 83, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, December 24, 1999. Mr. Cook was born February 23, 1916 in Polk County. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church and a member of Caldonia Lodge No. 12. He was preceded in death by parents, Henry G. Cook and Versey M. Cook. Surviving are: wife, Annie D. Cook of Cedartown; brother Nathaniel Cook of Welton, Ala.; three sisters, Ester Pope of Cedartown, Hazel Thomas of Tucker and Nancy Brown of Smyrna; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec 26, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Heaton and Rev. Hoyt Lewis officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lemma Lendora (Polly) Cook, age 86, of Albertville, Ala., passed away April 6, 1999 at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Raymond Cook of Albertville; two sons, Raymond Cook, Jr. of Roswell and Bobby D. Cook of Rockmart; and a sister, Ruby Pinkard of Rockmart. Adams Brown-Service Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Thomas Ed Cook, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 1999. Mr. Thomas was born April 16, 1930, in Floyd County. He was a member of the American Legion and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife, Ruthie Ellen Cook of Cedartown; son, Tom Cook, Jr. of Cedartown; daughter, Tammy Sotela of Germany; two brothers, Ralph Cook of Atlanta and Raymond Cook of Albertville; sister, Lilly Williams of Buchanan; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 4, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Litesey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Keith Odom and Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery with military honors provided by the Brewster-Cleveland Post No. 86. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Ivy Cook, age 89 of Buchanan, passed away Sunday, February 15, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Cook was born May 25, 1909 in Haralson County. He was a farmer and retired from West Point Pepperell. He was a member and former deacon at the Faith Baptist Church in Cedartown. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pinkney Filmore Cook and the late Mrs. Betsie Summerville Cook; his wife, Gladys Rice Cook; and a son William Wayne Cook. Survivors include three daughters, June Aldridge of Atlanta, Betty Taylor of Griffin and Janice Elliott of Clifton, VA.; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 16, from Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ernest Fennell, the Rev. Danny Tucker and Danny Hutcheson officiating. Interment followed in Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jim Murphy, Dick Chestnut, Cham Hewitt, Bo Elliott, Wallace Cook and Bailey Quintrell. Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel of Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Meridth William "Dude" Cooper, age 50, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, May 23, 1999. Mr. Cooper was born October 1, 1948 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by: father, Jim Walker Cooper, and brother, Gary Galloway. Survivors include: mother, Flonnie Mae Day Cooper; brother, Larry Charles Galloway; and sister, Iris Petersmarck all of Cedartown. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, May 25 at 11 a.m. from Northview Cemetery. Full military rites were conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post No. 86. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Noel Lewis Corn, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away Aug. 14, 1999 in a local hospital. Mr. Corn was born Feb. 9, 1922 in Polk County. He was an Army veteran and a retired welder with Rome Plow Company. He is preceded in death by a son, Harold Corn, and parents, Jim Clark Corn and Cora Daniel Corn. Survivors include wife, Hazel Corn of Cedartown; son, Jimmy L. Corn of Cedartown; and brothers, Buddy and Son Corn, both of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 16, from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post No. 86. Pallbearers were Zack White, Brian East, Rickey Disharoon, Yogi Lorren, Billy Lorren, Frankie Womack, Johnny Womack and Paul Blankenship. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Maebell Coxwell, age 74, of Lindale, Ga., formerly of Cedartown, GA. Passed away Wednesday, January 6, 1999 in a local hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Coxwell was born in Cedartown on November 2, 1924. Mrs. Coxwell was an active member of Congregational Holiness Church, Cedartown, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Maeola Garrett; one son; and two grandchildren. Survivors include four daughters, Peggy McElwee of Jacksonville, Fla., Betty Baghwell of Lindale, Ga. Patricia Grantham and Henrietta Gaylor, both of Cedartown, GA.; seven grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 9, 1999 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Pastor Pierce Ashmore, Pastor Joseph Miller, and Pastor Sam Hooper officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included David Huckaby, Eric Bagwell, Paul Shubert, Tom Hoover, Donald Cromer, and Tim Pope. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Harold H. Crabb, age 75, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, April 29, 1999 in the Cedartown hospital. Mr. Crabb was born July 16, 1923 in Fulton County. He was a retired carpenter; a member and deacon of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby E. Crabb; his parents, William and Lummas Williams Crabb; his brother, Rev. James Crabb; and his sister Frances Yarbrough. Surviving are: his wife, Thelma J. Crabb of Rockmart; one son, Donald Hubert Crabb of Rockmart; one daughter, Barbara Weaver of Rockmart; two brothers, Eugene Crabb and Charles Crabb, both of Rockmart, seven sisters, Joan Wilson, Alice Wilson, Mary Jo McCollum and Marie Rudeseal, all of Rockmart, Virginia Ledford and Margaret Barber, both of Cedartown, Anna Laura Harden of Rome; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 1, at 3 p.m. from Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Wright and Rev. Dewey Penson officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Garrett, Herbert Wilson, Alvin Harden, Wayne Weaver, Alvin Crabb and Jason Crabb. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Syconda Lynn Vines Crawford, age 38, of Ellenwood, passed away Sunday, April 25, 1999. Mrs. Crawford was born July 2, 1960, in Polk County. She was a member of Pine Crest Baptist Church in Morrow. She was preceded in death by brother, Michael Anthony Vines, and father, W. C. Vines. Surviving are her husband, Jimmy Crawford of Ellenwood; daughter, Majeania Davis of Felton; her mother, Norma Jean Koone of Cedartown; stepfather, Kenneth Koone of Cedartown; one brother, Karrell Keith Vines of Dallas; stepbrother, Dewayne Koone of Cedartown; sister, Kimberly Ballard of Cedartown; one stepsister, Linda Koone of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 28, at 2 p.m. from the chapel at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Rosser and Rev. Calvin Brown, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Larry Eugene Crocker, age 59, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, January 23, 1999. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Crocker of Cedartown; a stepson, Randy Williams of Cedartown; a stepdaughter, Janice Williams of Roberta; a brother, Buddy Crocker of Cedartown; two sisters, Annie Lee Allen of Cedartown and Carolyn Cothran of Cedartown; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 25, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles Mixon Crowe, age 37, of Winder, passed away Saturday, December 18, 1999. Mr. Crowe was born December 1, 1962 in Fulton County. He was a Repo agent with Atlanta Locators and Recovery, Inc. He is survived by his wife Sharon Crowe; sons, Charlie Crowe, Jr. and Jon Crowe; daughter Crystal Crowe, Father Hugh Crowe; mother and stepfather, Linda and Russell Graham, brothers: John, Timmy, Robert, Mitchell and Joseph Crowe: sisters, Debi and Maria Crowe; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 22, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Patterson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were: Forrest M. Crowe, Timothy W. Crowe, Hugh J. Crowe, Robert L. Crowe, Joseph A. Crowe, Russell Graham, Eddie Anderson and Eddie Bonner. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Deana Cruz, age 1, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, June 7, 1999, in a local hospital. She was born January 2, 1998 in Floyd County. Survivors include her parents, Maria Guadulupe Cruz and Raymondo Cruz, two sisters, Sandra Cruz and Doria Cruz, one brother, Javier Cruz. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 10, from the residence of 2093 Johnson Lake Road, with Father Richard Young officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ida Little Dabbs, age 86, of Rockmart, died Saturday, October 30, 1999 in Rome. Mrs. Dabbs was born July 4, 1913 in Bartow County. She was a member of Morning View Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin A. Dabbs; and parents, Henry and Avie Lou Ruff Little. She is survived by four sons, Marvin E. Dabbs of Pflugerville, Texas, Nolan L. Dabbs, Jerry Dabbs, Randy Dabbs, all of Rockmart; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov 2, at 2 p.m., from Morning View Baptist Church with Rev. Lawrence Garrett and Rev. Owen Davis, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Zack Dabbs, Terry Dabbs, Jeff Dabbs, David Dabbs, Randall Willis and Scott Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers included Dan Casey and deacons of Morning View Baptist Church. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Wilton Ogden Dabbs, age 87, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, March 26, 1999. Mr. Dabbs was born October 13, 1911 in Bartow County. He served in the U.S. Army Air and Aviation units during World War II and was a four-time recipient of the Bronze Star. He was also a member of the Brown-Wright American Legion Post of Rockmart. Mr. Dabbs was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife Plumar Hudgins Dabbs; three sons, Marion Carter, Eddie Carter both of Cedartown, and Cain Carter of Houston, Texas; five daughters, Joyce Dismange of Houston, Texas, Tricia Pierce of Ellijay, Delores Dabbs of Cartersville, Linda Salmon of Rockmart, and Flora Furr of Cedartown; a brother, Neil Dabbs of Cartersville; 21 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Sunday, March 28, in Northview Cemetery with the Brown-Wright American Legion Post conducting military honors. Interment followed. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers included Ronald Carter, Donald Carter, Wilton Owens, Lee Owens, Randy Pierce, Chris Campbell, Timmy Byrd, Jeffery Byrd, David Carter, Adam Carter, Paul McGee, Robert Harris, and Rodney Pierce. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Donald Wayne Daniell, age 57, of Dallas, formerly of Aragon, passed away Monday, October 11, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Daniell was born Sept. 22, 1942, in Floyd County. He was a retired truck driver, a member of Seney Baptist Church and an Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by his step father and mother, Grover and Clara Davis Coalson; father, Herman Daniell; and brother, Tommy Daniell. Surviving are: four sons, Wayne Daniell of Cedartown, Stanley Daniell of Dallas, Chris Daniell of Aragon and Jeff Daniell of Hiram; daughter, Darlene Waits of Rockmart; two brothers, Jerry Daniell of Aragon and Doug Coalson of Rockmart; seven half brothers, Jimmy Daniell of Centre, Johnny Daniell of Texas, Billy Daniell of Selma, Ala., Danny Daniell, Kenneth Daniell, Rodney Daniell, all of Centre and David Daniell of Selma: four half sisters, Treba Trotter of Selma, Lisa Chatman of Centre, Kathy Daniell of Gadsden and Vicki Twilly of Centre; 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 13, at 3 p.m., from the Seney Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Robert Davis, Cory Davis, Dale Davis, Billy Cochran, Sean Wood, Harlem Trotter, Tommy Hodge. Honorary pallbearers was Jim Christian. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lessie Mae Darley, age 73, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, February 19, 1999 in an Atlanta hospital. Mrs. Darley was born January 8, 1926 in Douglas. She was a retired Western Union employee with 30 years service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Darley; her parents, Willie and Lillie Mae Kelley Spivey; and a sister Evelyn McMillan. Survivors include a son, Kelley Darley of Winder; three daughters, Andrea Peebles of Rockmart, Joan Day of Dawsonville and Renee Housworth of Conyers; a brother, Bill Spivey of Rome; three sisters, Dessie Clark, Libby Porter, and Linda Mill all of Douglas; ten grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 21, from the County Line Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Truitt and the Rev. Cordell Tibbetts officiating. Interment followed in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included David Heaton, Brian Miller, James Peebles, Steve Day, Brandon Culpepper and Alton Norris. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Butler Lee Davis, age 77, of Cedartown passed away Monday September 27, 1999. Mr. Davis was born in Haralson County on March 14, 1922. He was the son of the late Mr. Benjamin L. Davis and the late Mrs. Agnes Dooley Davis. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Mae Thompson Davis of Cedartown; one daughter, Mrs. Sandra Edwards of Carrollton; one son, Mr. Gary Richard "Ricky" Davis of Buchanan; one step-daughter, Mrs. Jan Junkins of Rome; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Gentry of Buchanan; one brother, Mr. George Davis of Buchanan; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two great grandchildren; six step great grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Buddy Gentry officiating. Music was rendered by Rev. Buddy Gentry and Carol Davis. Interment followed in the Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery in Rockmart with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Stacey Kitchens, Gary Davis, David Johnson, Michael Johnson, Lynn Davis, and Carlton Segars. Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel of Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Jerry Davis, age 29, of Rome, passed away Sunday, September 19, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Davis was born Feb. 11, 1970. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Weyman Davis. Surviving are: wife, Angela Kellie Davis of Rome; daughter, Sky Davis of Rome; son Cody Davis, of Rome; mother, Aline Israel of Cedartown; sisters, Rhonda Casey and Pam Robinson; brother, Scott Davis; maternal grandmother, Annie Bell Easterwood; a number of nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m., in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tony Green officiating. Interment followed in Sanders Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Tony Harrell, Tim Easterwood, Ken Easterwood, Danny Brown, Curtis Anderson, and Curtis Robinson. Honorary pallbearer was Owen Hudgins. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Fred Rhoades Davis, age 89, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, November 19, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Davis was born May 29, 1910 in Polk County. He was a member of Taylorsville Baptist Church, a retired farmer and member of Taylorsville Masonic Lodge No. 537 for 50 years. He was preceded in death by parents, Richard H. and Laura Carlton Davis. Surviving are: wife, Sproull Harris Davis of Rockmart; son Buddy Davis of Rockmart; two daughters, Sarah Ann Evans of Taylorsville and Nancy Richards of Rockmart; brother, Howard Davis of Rockmart; sister, Nancy Davis of Rockmart; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Fisher and Rev. Emon Jones officiating. Interment followed in Floyd Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Harvey Evans, Allen Evans, Craig Evans, Rick Davis, Ken Davis, Roger Davis, Jimmy Davis and Mickey Lanham. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jerry Davis, age 29, of Rome, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Davis was born Feb. 11, 1970. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Weyman Davis. Surviving are: wife, Angela Kellie Davis of Rome: daughter, Sky Davis of Rome; son, Cody Davis, of Rome; mother Aline Isbell of Cedartown; sisters, Rhonda Casey and Pam Robinson: brother, Scott Davis; maternal grandmother, Annie Bell; a number of nieces, great nieces and nephews and great nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tony Green officiating. Interment followed in the Sanders Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Tony Harrell, Tim Easterwood, Ken Easterwood, Danny Brown, Curtis Anderson, and Curtis Robinson. Honorary pallbearers was Owen Hudgins. Gammage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Richard Kimball Deal, A Cedartown resident was killed in an automobile accident Friday morning (November 26, 1999) near Madison. Richard Kimball Deal, age 45, of Jule Peek Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident according to Trey Litesey, Polk County coroner. According to a report Deal’s 4-wheel drive truck lost a wheel assembly on Highway 83 South near Madison, causing his vehicle to strike a semi truck head on. The accident occurred about 6:30 a.m. Deal was reportedly on a hunting trip when the collision happened. He was the former owner and manager of Chapman’s Office Supply in Cedartown. Each year during the Thanksgiving holiday season, many motorist are either injured or killed in accidents, in what the Georgia State Patrol considers one of the busiest time on state highways and roadways.

Mr. Richard Kimball (Kim) Deal, age 45, of Cedartown, passed away Friday November 26, 1999. Mr. Deal was born July 25, 1954 in Upson County. Surviving are parents, Dick and Frances Deal of Cedartown; two sons, David Deal of Colorado Springs, Co., and Kimball Deal of Cedartown; one daughter Melissa O’Neal; and a granddaughter. Graveside services were held Monday, November 29, at 11 a.m., in the Polk Memory Gardens with the Rev. James Rosser officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Joel Franklin Deaton, age 90, of Evans, formerly of Taylorsville, passed away Friday, December 31, 1999 in Evans. Mr. Deaton was born Sept. 5, 1909, in Polk County. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Taylorsville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Hazel Harris Deaton, and parents, John and Mamie Lee Searcy Deaton. Surviving are two sons, Harris Deaton of Rome and Marcus Deaton of Rockmart,, daughter, Sue Stiles of Augusta; four grandchildren and a great grandchild. The graveside service was held Monday, January 3, at 11 a.m. in the Taylorsville Cemetery with the Rev. William S. Davies officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Inez Melinda Dill, age 83, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 1999. Mrs. Dill was born August 10, 1915 in Polk County. She was a retired nursing home aide. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gussie Rowell Stroup and Marion Stroup. Survivors included, daughter, Alice Joyce Dill of Monroe, N.C., and Shara Teresa Hansen of Cedartown, son, James Raymond Dill of Jaffrey, N.H., sister, Ophelia Stroup of Cedartown, brother Ambus Stroup of Cedartown and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 24, at 1 p.m., from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Self officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Douglas Davis, Roy Davis, Hershel Wright, Paul Bowman, Greg Baugh and Hank Dutton. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Dovie Forrister Dingler,age 96, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, July 22, 1999. Mrs. Dingler was born Oct. 20, 1902 in Polk County. She was a member of the Pine Bower Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by husband, Lark A. Dingler, Sr.; son, Charles Dingler; daughter, Sara Gladden and Ollie Floyd Gladden. Survivors include daughter, Ann Nichols and Libby Carter, both of Cedartown, and Joy Garner of Jacksonville, Ala.; son, Lark A. Dingler, Jr., of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Clara Hackney of Cedartown and Lovella Shiflett of Rome, 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 24, at 11 a.m., from Pine Bower Baptist Church with Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Garner, David Carter, Terry Gladden, Zack Nichols, Scott Dingler and Chris Dingler. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Joyce Dismange, age 56, of Houston, Texas, passed away Thursday, August 5, 1999. Mrs. Dismange was born June 26, 1943. She was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Dismange. Surviving are mother, Plumar Dabbs of Cedartown; daughter, Jachelyn Hovett of Houston, Texas; two sons, Roy Joe Bailey of Houston and Johnny Elliott of St. Joseph, Mo.; three sisters, Patricia Pierce of Ellijay, Linda Salmon of Rockmart and Flora Furr of Cedartown; three brothers, Cain Carter, Marion Carter and Eddie Carter all of Cedartown. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, August 10, in Houston, Texas. This announcement was made for the family by the Lester C. Litsey Funeral Home.


Mrs. Gertrude Carter Duke, age 79, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, December 12, 1999 in a Rockmart nursing home. Mrs. Duke was born Feb. 17, 1920 in Polk County. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Green Duke; parents, Charlie and Bertha Dobbs Carter; and two sons, Donald Charles and Larry Dwight Duke. Surviving are son, Ronald Glenn Duke of Cedartown; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Yarbrough and Sandra Arlene Greene, both of Cedartown; three brothers, Charles Carter of Cedartown, Dewey Carter of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Clyde Carter, Sr. of Cedartown; a sister; Ivadan Gallimore of Cedartown; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 14, from Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Merritt and Rev. Carlton Duke officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers were Casey Greene, Matt Duke, Jason Yarbrough, Larry Benefield, Frankie Waits and Marty Woods. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Mr. J. T. Dunn, age 65, of Ellijay, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 1999. Mr. Dunn was born January 6, 1934 in Polk County, GA. He was a carpenter and member of Mountaintown Baptist Church. Survivors include, children, Donnie and Sheila Dunn of Dalton, Anthony Dunn of Ellijay, Dawn Dunn and Ray Gober of Blue Ridge, Debbie and Ricky Wilson of Jasper, Denise and Dewayne Daves of Ellijay, Darlene and Mark Scott of Woodstock and Sherry Harris of Kennesaw, sisters, Ruth Mason and Sue Waters, both of Rockmart, Kenneth Dunn of Cumming, seven grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 10, from the Mountainview Baptist Church with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating. Pallbearers were, Mike Sales, Billy Capstick, John Mann, Billy Cook, David Randall and Joe Johnson. Honorary pallbearers included Vernon Arnold, Ned Turnbull, Mike Webb, Roy Sanford, J. C. Moore, Dwight Childers and Steve House. Interment followed in the Georgia Memorial Park in Marietta. Bernhardt Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. This announcement furnished locally by the Freeman Harris Funeral Home.


Mrs. Mary Jo Ealy, age 71, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, March 11, 1999 in a local hospital. Mrs. Ealy was born December 20, 1927 in Polk County and was a member of West Avenue Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion "Joe" Ealy; and her parents, Burma Lou Shaw Easterwood and Joel Ellis Easterwood. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Parish of Cedartown and Jean Laughman of Robertsdale, Ala.; a sister, Mamie Fortune of Cedartown and Joyce Haywood of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother M.C. Easterwood of Panama City, Fla.; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 13, 1999 at West Avenue Church of God with the Rev. Jack Harvey and the Rev. Delton Harne officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jim Wright, Preston Lockridge, Phil Thomasson, Mark Smith, Leonard Bagley and Sammy Fortune. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Walton W. East, age 70, of Cedartown passed away Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at his residence. Mr. East was born March 9, 1929 in Polk County and was an Army veteran. Mr. East was a member of Cedar Lake Christian Center and belong to Rockmart Lodge #97 and American Legion Brown Wright Post #12. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Z. East and Zora East Lindsey. Survivors include his wife, Helen Sanders East of Cedartown; daughter Ann Arnold of Aragon; two sons Larry Edward East of Villa Rica, and Greg East of Cedartown; and two sisters Nivie Garrett and Maebelle Robinson, both of Cedartown; brother O. L. East of Cedartown; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 8, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Cedar Lake Christian Center with Bishop David Huskins officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers included Barry East, Randy East, Bobby Johnson, Mike Peace, Buddy Benefield, and Rob Arnold. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Pauline Barrett Edge, 82, of Rockmart, passed away at Grace’s House (assisted Living Facility) in Cave Spring on Sunday, June 13, 1999. Mrs. Edge was born Sept. 28, 1916 in Polk County. She was a retired Goodyear employee and a member of Rockmart Second Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Leo Edge; her parents, J. A. (Al) and Carrie Long Barrett; seven brothers, Russell, Ulis, Roy, Julie, J.T., Charlie and Rev. Hugh Barrett; and one sister, Mamie Lou Ellis. Surviving are: two sons, Michael Edge of Cedar Bluff, Ala. and David Edge of Birmingham, Ala.; three daughters, Judy Edge Campbell of Nashville, Tenn.; Linda Edge Bowman, Jr. of Aragon; Joan Edge Pickle of Myrtle Beach, S.C..; and brother, Everett Barrett of Cedartown. 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 15, at 3 p.m. from the Second Baptist Church, with Rev. Keith Alderman and Dr. Ray Hopkins officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. The following grandsons served as pallbearers: Dr. Mitch Campbell, Jeff Bowman, Brent Bowman, Emory Turner, Steve Kurowski, Mark Treadwell, Shane Hembree, Lee Edge and Brent Fowler. The ladies of the Second Baptist Church Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Essie Lee Edwards, age 87, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, January 22, 1999. Mrs. Edwards was born July 31, 1911 in Anniston, Ala. and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gordon Edwards. Survivors include a son, Dr. Charles Edwards, Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Bryan Edwards, Susan Edwards, Michael Edwards and David Edwards all of West Palm Beach, Fla. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 24, from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Ross and the Rev. J. C. Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included Bryan Edwards, Michael Edwards, David Edwards, Douglas Parker, Kenneth T. Redding and Jenile Norris. Lester C. Litesey was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Lewis Howard Edwards, age 64, of County Line Road, Douglasville, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 1999. Mr. Edwards was born October 9, 1935 in Polk County. He attended the West Avenue Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Bernice Edwards. Surviving are; two brothers, Roy Edwards of Lorton, Va. and Charles Edwards, Jr., of Dallas; four sisters, Lois Vernon of Lithia Springs, Hazel Howell of Douglasville, Mary Cartwright of Calhoun and Montez Lindsey of Hiram; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 3, at 1 p.m., in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel with the Rev. Jack Harvey officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Gary Lindsey, Jeff Howell, Lenny Cartwright, David Lindsey, Ronnie Edwards and Richard Marchbanks. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James H. Edwards, age 78, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Edwards was born July 2, 1920 in Polk County and was a member of Wimberly Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dora Ann Teems Edwards and Charles Edwards. Survivors include his wife Catherine Dugger Edwards of Cedartown; tow daughters, Hazel Camp and Ruth Ann Edwards both of Cedartown; stepdaughters, Martha Chambers and Elaine Vess both of Cedartown; two stepsons, Leonard Miller of Cedartown and Seals T. Miller of Rome and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, January 28, from the Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Stefan Lovasik officiating. Interment followed. Pallbearers included Todd Chambers, Shawn Williams, Gary Broster, Jerry Vess, Randy Miller and Richard Cheatwood. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Peggy Marks Edwards, age 56, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at her residence. Ms. Edwards was born Feb. 10, 1943, in Harnett County, N.C. She was a retired Nantuckett Industries employee and a member of Bellview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by father, Marvin Marks and brother, Ronnie Marks. Surviving are her mother, Juanita Marks of Cameron, N.C.; a daughter, Shelby Edwards of Rockmart; two sons, Jackie Rembert Edwards of Rockmart and Timothy Wayne Edwards of Kileen, Texas; a brother, James Marks of Cameron, N. C.; three sisters, Carolyn McDonald of Red Springs, N. C.; Ann Weaver of Lemon Springs, N.C. and Linda Morris of Cameron, N.C. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, at 2 p.m., from the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Vass, N.C., with Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jeramie Hathcock, Jeff Godfrey, Marvin McDonald, Ken McDonald, A. G. Flynn and Joe McKay. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lillie Ethel Edwards, age 87, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, March 18, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Edwards was born June 11, 1911 in Polk County. She was of the Holiness faith and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Douglas Edwards; her parents, James Horston Ward and Samantha Matilda Folds Ward; two brothers; and a sister. Survivors include three daughters, Helen Hester, Myra Cole, and Janice Edwards all of Rockmart; three sons, Douglas Edwards of Cedartown, Houston Edwards of Rockmart, and Donald Edwards of Cedartown; a brother, Dewey Ward of Rockmart; two sisters, Etoy McGoon of Rockmart and Evelyn Owens of Cedartown; 14 grandchildren; and a great great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, in the Calvary Holiness Church of God with the Rev. Michael S. Edwards and the Rev. Doyal Watters officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers included Barry Cole, Britt Earwood, Jonathan Edwards, Jimmy Ward, Wayne Overton, and Vince Edwards. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Melvin Darnell Elliott, Sr., age 65, of Taylorsville, died Tuesday, October 26, 1999, at his residence. Mr. Elliott was born November 9, 1933, in Polk County. He was a retired Air Force veteran, having served in the Vietnam War; a member of the Rockmart American Legion Post No. 12 and a member of the Floyd Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Henry and Allie Bollen Elliott. Surviving are wife, Nell Ables Elliott of Taylorsville; sons, Melvin Darnell (Danny) Elliott, Jr. of Rockmart, David Lester of Taylorsville; daughters, Teresa Childers of Rockmart, Leanne Smith of Kingston; sister, Madileen Brown of Rockmart; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m., from the Floyd Creek Baptist Church with Mr. Rickey Brown, Rev. Tommy Cocklereece, and Rev. Emon Jones officiating. Military rites were conducted by the U.S. Air Force. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. J. C. Ezzell, age 78, of Rockmart, passed away, Wednesday, December 8, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Ezzell was born March 24, 1921 in Rockmart. He was a retired rural postman with the Rockmart Post Office and an Army veteran of World War II, which he received the following decorations: Purple Heart, Distinguish Service Cross, Silver Star, Criox de Guerre-the highest metal of valor given by the French Government. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Dumas Ezzell; parents, Homer and Bessie Biggers Ezzell; son, Warren Morgan; four brothers, Hank, Edwin, Billy and Gene Ezzell; and two sisters, Nell Orebaugh and Alice McDonald. Surviving are two sisters, Doris Thornton of Rockmart and Ann Moody of Marietta; two grandsons and a great grandson. Graveside memorial services were held Saturday, December 11, in Rockmart Memorial Gardens. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Bennie H. Fannin, age 82, of Lenoir City, Tenn., died Monday, February 15, 1999, at his residence. He was born and raised in Rockmart. He was a retired welder from Union Carbid K-25 Planet with 25 years service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Tillery Fannin, and his parents, C. J. and Myrtle Paris Fannin. He was survived by: two daughters, Joy Gutridge and Linda Roberts, both of Lenoir City, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jerra, Bendal, and Kaylee; one sister, Elizabeth Geisler of Sarasota, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 17, at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clay Mulford officiating. Graveside services were held Thursday, February 18, at 2 p.m. in the Live Oak Cemetery in Aragon, Ga. This information is furnished for the family by Freeman Harris Funeral Home.


Ms. Janet Looney Farnsworth, age 64, a 30 year resident of Lindale, Ga., formerly of Battle Creek, Mich., passed away Saturday, January 9, 1999. Survivors include her mother, Marian Looney of Lindale, Ga.; two sisters, Carolyn Nousiane of Rome, Ga., and Marcia Millsap of Lindale, Ga.; a brother, John Looney of Decatur, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to Hospice. National Cremation Society of Atlanta is in charge of the service.


Mrs. Kathryn Dunn Fennell, age 71, of Rockmart, died Saturday, April 10, 1999 in a Rome Hospital. She was born October 4, 1927, in Bartow County, Ga. She was a member of Springdale Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton D. Fennell; her parents, Gene and Lavada Tate Dunn; and her daughter, Melody Fennell. She is survived by three sons, Reggie Fennell of Rockmart, Randy Fennell of Cedartown and Mark Fennell of Rockmart; one daughter, Melissa Cagle of Taylorsville; four brothers, Dewayne Dunn of Rockmart, J. T. Dunn of Ellijay, Vernon Dunn of Rockmart, and Kenneth Dunn of Ellijay; two sisters, Ruth Mason of Rockmart and Sue Waters of Aragon; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 12, at 3 p.m. from Springdale Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Fennell officiating. Interment followed in Springdale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Scott Fennell, Brad Fennell, Brian Jackson, Ed Fennell, Richard Fennell and Andy Fairel. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ralph Fleming, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 1999 after an extended illness. Mr. Fleming was born in Fulton County on December 5, 1923, son of the late Hershel Harry Fleming and Jettie Mae Jones Fleming. He was self-employed as a sheet rock finisher until his retirement and a Marine veteran having served in World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Mae Bell McClure; daughter, Dorothy Baker of Cedartown; two sons, Steve Fleming and Donald Fleming both of Rome; six sisters, , Shirley Presley, Winter Haven, FL., Molly Selman of Shannon, Barbara Melton and Betty Yarbrough, both of Rome, Alice Dean Ford of Armuchee, and Irene McBurnett of St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, October 15, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of the Henderson and Sons funeral home, with the Rev. Earl Wilkey officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of Pleasant Valley North Cemetery. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ralph Fleming, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 1999 after an extended illness. Mr. Fleming was born in Fulton County on December 5, 1923, son of the late Hershel Harry Fleming and Jettie Mae Jones Fleming. He was self-employed as a sheet rock finisher until his retirement and a Marine veteran having served in World War II. Surviving are: his wife, the former Mae Bell McClure; daughter, Dorothy Baker of Cedartown; two sons, Steve Fleming and Donald Fleming, both of Rome; six sisters, Shirley Presley, Winter Haven, both of Florida, Molly Selman of Shannon, Barbara Melton and Betty Yarbrough, both of Rome, Alice Dean Ford of Armuchee, and Irene McBurnett of St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, October 15, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of the Henderson and Sons funeral home, with Rev. Earl Wilkey officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of Pleasant Valley North Cemetery. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Paul L. Foor, age 90, of Six Mile Run, Penn., passed away Saturday, January 23, 1999. Mr. Foor was born July 13, 1908 in North Point, Penn. He worked in the coal industry for 35 years and retired as a private businessman. He was a member of the Beavertown Bible Church and a Sunday School teacher there. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Margaret Foor; a son, Lorn Foor; two brothers, Loyd Foor and Dewey Foor; five sisters, Roxie Grimes, Nora Hedge, Mary McKnight, Cora McGhee and Margaret Foor. Survivors include a wife, Laura Watkins Foor; five sons, Dennis Foor of Cedartown, Lloyd Noel of Cedartown, Neil Foor of Three Springs, Penn., Vaughn Foor of Oak Harbor, Wash., and John Foor of Needmore, Penn.; five daughters, Shelby Corbin of Cassville, Margaret Hitchens of Dillsburg, Penn., and Faye Wible of Wells Tannery, Penn.; a brother, Fred Foor of Six Mile Run, Penn.; 22 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 13 step-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 26, in the chapel of the D. Ronald Long Funeral Home of Saxton, Penn. With the Rev. James S. Thomas officiating. Interment followed in the Rays Cove Christian Cemetery. The D. Ronald Long Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. This local announcement was made for the family by Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.


Mr. James Ellis Forsyth, age 70, of Rockmart, passed away Friday November 12, 1999, in a Rome hospital. He was born April 25, 1920, in Paulding County, Ga. He was a retired Lockheed Employee, a member of Yorkville Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of WWII, and a member of Rockmart American Legion Post #12. He was preceded in death by his parents Johnny and Eula Dooley Forsyth. He is survived by wife Mrs. Nellie Horsley Forsyth of Rockmart, 2 sons; Mr. Randy Forsyth of Cedartown, Mr. Joe Forsyth of Rockmart, daughter; Mrs. Rita Campbell of Rockmart, 2 brothers; Mr. Benny Forsyth of Oconee, Mr. Bill Forsyth of Yorkville, sister; Mrs. Lorene Dodson of Villa Rica, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive. The funeral service were held Monday November 15, at 2 p.m., from Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Steve Carroll officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery with Rockmart American Legion Post #12 in charge of Military graveside rites. Pallbearers were Craig Forsyth, Jeremy Forsyth, Freddie Forsyth, Brent Rayburn, Bernett Horsley, Rodney Borders, Keith Borders and Terry Chapman. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Elmer W. Fowler, age 89, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Wednesday, November 24, 1999 in White Oak Manor of Spartanburg. Mr. Fowler was a retired supervisor with Hunt Food, a retired plumber, and member of Southside Baptist Church of Spartanburg. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Kelly of Spartanburg and Barbara Lester of Cedartown; three grandsons and two great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 26,at 1 p.m., in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Ray Mims. Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, of Spartanburg had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Barlett "Pa" Frasier, age 99, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, April 11, 1999. He was born August 29, 1899 in Dekalb County, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Frasier and daughter, Irene Frasier. Surviving are two sons, Rev. Billy Frasier of Cedartown and Winfred Frasier of Rossville, Ga.; one daughter, Mavis Blankenship of Cedartown; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 14, at 2 p.m. at the Lake Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Darrell Webb and Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mildred Baker Frazier, age 80, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at a local hospital. Mrs. Frazier was born September 22, 1919. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mollie Key Baker and Bascomb Brooks Baker. Survivors included: husband, Preston Marmon Frazier; daughters, Nancy English, Sherry Champion, Donna Gamel, Milda Pettit; son Phillip Frazier; sister, Lucile Suttles; brothers, Ralph Baker and Dicky Baker; 18 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 18, from Second Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Heaton, Rev. Clifford Chandler and Rev. Asa Mangham officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Frankie Atkins, Chip Stephens, Chuck Gamel, Brian Gamel, Sammy Stephens, and P. J. Frazier. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Breanna Lea Fuller, age 1, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at her residence. Infant Fuller was born Feb. 18, 1998 in Floyd County. She was preceded in death by her maternal great grandparents Lewis Drummond, Sr. and Rody Lee Drummond; paternal great grandfather Phillip Lackey; paternal grandfather Gene Fuller. Survivors include parents, Barbara and Sonny Fuller, brothers, Jessie Fuller, Shade Couch, Tristan Couch, maternal grandparents, Charles and Doris Sherbert; paternal grandparents, Mack and Dot Bruton, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Chapman, and Frank Chapman, and paternal grandmother, Flora Lackey. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 24, at 4 p.m., at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Jerome Smith and Rev. Ray Highfield officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tyler Sherbert, Charles E. Sherbert, Kenneth Lackey and Tommy Sherbert. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Vincent J. Galavotti, age 80, of Springfield Mass., passed away Saturday, March 27, 1999. Mr. Galavotti was born in Springfield, Mass. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Galavotti was a retired 40 year electrician and an electrical foreman for 30 years as the former Chapman Valve Co. of Indian Orchard, Mass. He also worked for Diamond Match Co., Springfield Mass. where he retired after 10 years service. He was a communicant of St. Jude Parish, Indian Orchard, Mass. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice V. St. Jean Galavotti. Survivors include three daughters, Diane V. DeMiranda of Brimfield, Mass., Jo-Anne M. Jenkins of Monson, Mass., and Carollee A. Collins of Cedartown; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30, at Ratell Funeral Home in Massachusetts. Interment followed in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Indian Orchard. Ratell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Ruth Galloway, age 79, of Cave Spring, GA., passed away Sunday, February 28, 1999. Mrs. Galloway was born November 7, 1919 in Polk County. She was a member of Community Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Olin Jefferson Galloway in 1989. Surviving are; one son, Wayne Galloway of Forrest Park, GA.; four daughters, Barbara Wheeler of Cave Spring, GA.; Brenda Watson of Rome, GA.; Janie McConnell of Young Harris, GA.; and Gwendlyn Camp of Cedartown, three brothers, Rufus Williams, Clifford Williams, and Seals Williams, all of Cedartown; five sisters, Bobbie Norris and Shirley Barber, both of Cedartown; Patsy Pike and Wilhilminia Gann, both of Carrollton, Ga.; and Edna Rogers of Rockmart, GA.; seven grandsons, three granddaughters, and twelve great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 2, 1999 from the chapel of Lester Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Owen Davis, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Jeff Wheeler, Bradley Wheeler, Chris Camp, Todd Watson, Shawn Ivey, and Casey McConnell. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. W. Lamar Gammon, age 75, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, December 27, 1998, in Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Gammon was born in Polk County, GA, on September 10, 1925. He was retired from Good Humor Ice Cream Company where he was employed for more than 50 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Gammon and Annie T. Gammon; a brother William Richard Gammon; and a sister, Sara Gammon Ward. Survivors include his wife Ethel Cranford Gammon; two daughters, Robin G. Craft and Dawn Kelly, Rockville, Maryland; a sister, Mary G. Franklin of Great Falls, Virginia; two brothers, Charles B. Gammon of Silver Springs, Maryland and Wayne W. Gammon of Cedartown, Ga. A grandson and great-grandson also survive. Funeral services were held December 30, 1998 with interment at Parklawn Memorial Cemetery, Rockville, Maryland.


Mrs. Myrtle B. Garmon, age 77, of Rome, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, April 22, 1999. Mrs. Garmon was born Feb. 24, 1922 in Polk County. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louie Alton Garmon; and parents, Mary Temples Glenn and Will Glenn. Survivors include: daughters, Alice Faye Lamkin and Drenia Lamar of Rome; one son, James Alton Garmon of Tampa, Fla.; sister Alice Knight of Columbia, S. C.; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were James (PeeWee) Garmon, Kelvin Garmon, Che Dean, Derrick Lankford, Billy Reed, and Dale Lamar. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Edward Garrett, age 63, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at his residence. He was born October 21, 1936 in Polk County. Mr. Garrett was a mechanic and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Lula Underwood Garrett and two brothers, Albert and Tony Garrett. Surviving are fiancée, Elizabeth Garrett; daughter, Dawn Harderman of Cartersville; three sisters, Lois Presley of Powder Springs; Audrey Seabrook of Marietta; Margie Seabrook of Bremen; two brothers, Rev. Lawrence Garrett and Elmer Garrett both of Rockmart. One grandson also survives. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 18, at 2 p.m., from Bellview Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Tucker officiating. Interment followed in Bellview Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Anthony Summerville, Johnny Summerville, Night Darrell Presley, Larry Garrett, Mark Stell and Denny Wayne Garrett. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles Lee Gaylor, age 66, of Cedartown, GA., passed away Thursday, February 25, 1999 at a local hospital. He was born July 22, 1932 in Polk County and was a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel Mae Worsham Gaylor and Jessie Lee Gaylor, and his brother Harold Gaylor. Survivors include; wife, Brenda Brown Gaylor of Cedartown; daughters Rhonda Dempsey of Jesup, GA., and Jeana Barber of Huntsville, Ala.; son Chuck Gaylor of Cedartown; sister Betty Ellilson of Birmingham, Ala.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Rev. Moses Wilson and Rev. Roger Swafford officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Cook, Mark Garner, Rodney Brown, Josh Dempsey, Homer Hatmaker, and Greg Jones. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Christine Kelley Gazaway, age 94, of Aragon, passed away Friday, December 10, 1999. Mrs. Gazaway was born Sept. 16, 1905 in Polk County. She was a member of Euharlee Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Gazaway; parents, Benjamin Kelley and Sally Woods Kelley Roach; and three sons, Buddy Gazaway, Donald Gazaway and Edward Gazaway. Surviving are daughter, Margaret Weddington of Cedartown; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. The graveside funeral service was held Saturday, December 11, in Aragon Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangement.


Ms. Vera Frances Gladden, age 56, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999. Surviving are daughter; Kim Benefield of Cedartown; sons, David Neal Simpson and William Scott Reeves of Rockmart; sister, Clair Reeves Statham of Cedartown; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m., at Reeves and Anderson Memorial Cemetery, with Rev. Michael Edwards and Roger Luke officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Raymond Elson Glenn, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, April 11, 1999. Mr. Glenn was born June 25, 1924 in Polk County and attended the First Baptist Church. He was a retired supervisor with Alto Box Board, having 37 years of experience. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Temples Glenn and Will Glenn; three sisters, Katie Sisk, Velma Glenn, and Maggie Glenn; and four brothers, Frank Glenn, Edgar Glenn, Seals Glenn and Robert Glenn. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Willis Glenn of Cedartown; daughter Konda Glenn Dizon of Cedartown; two sisters, Alice Knight of North Carolina and Myrtle Garmon of Cedartown; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 13, at 4 p.m., from the chapel of the First Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Mahan, Rev. C. R. Martin, and Rev. John Crow officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Steve Baldwin, Tim Cornelius, Kenneth Browning, Jason King, Tab Andrews, David Hawkins, Patrick Dizon and Joe McLendon. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Willie Bell Golden, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1999. Mrs. Golden was born May 21, 1922 in Cherokee County, Ala. She was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church in Whorten, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Golden; her parents, Ollie Gann Pruitt and William Edward Pruitt; and one son, Douglas Golden. Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Morris and Gail Blankenship, both of Cedartown; son Larry Golden of Rome, brother, Horace Pruitt of Summerville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at the Gammage Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Interment followed in Providence Cemetery in Cave Spring. Pallbearers were Timmy Golden, Thad Golden, Eric Meeker, Tommy Pruitt, Bobby Gene Ploof, and Travis Golden. The Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Katie Lee Graham, age 71, of Piedmont, Ala., passed away Friday, January 22, 1999 at Jacksonville Hospital. Mrs. Graham was a native of Polk County and had been a resident of the Piedmont area for the past 43 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Edward Graham; and a son Howard Leon Graham. Survivors include two daughters, Angie S. Graham of Piedmont and Brenda Ann Fischer of Anniston; two sisters, Bea Goss of Piedmont and Lola Thomas of LaFayette; and a granddaughter, Miranda Ann Fischer of Anniston. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 24, at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Fair officiating. Interment followed at Arrington'’ Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers included Willard Jennings, Dale Welsh, Buck Jennings, Luther Welsh, Herman Gowens, Phillip Winkles and Ray Ragan. Thompson Funeral Home of Piedmont was in charge of the arrangements. The local announcement was made for the family by Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown.


Mr. James Michael Gray, age 60, of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away Monday, December 20, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Gray was born August 8, 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents Mildred Opal Moody Gray and Jesse Dovar Gray. Surviving are wife, Nellie Jo Tillery Gray of Cleveland, Tenn.; daughters, Rita Jones of Polk County, Tenn., and Parrise Ann Ingram of Cleveland; sister Jackie Gray Lane of Carrolton; brother, Jesse Scott Gray of South Vienna, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 22, at Friendly Baptist Church, with the Rev. Luke Lane officiating. Interment followed in New Harmony Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Russ Lane, Jess lane, Paul Lane, Doug Gray, Alan Gray, Mark Bishop and Warren Drew Ingram. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Clarence Varnell Green, age 83, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 1999. Mr. Green was born April 9, 1916 in Polk County. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Maude Green and four brothers, Fred Green, Ed Green and Charles Green. Surviving are his wife, Vesta Green of Cedartown, two sons, Clarence Milton Green of Dallas and Jerry Denton Green of Lithia Springs, two daughters, Sonja L. Green Goodwin of Tallapoosa and Glenda Vea Yancy of Albertville, Ala., and one brother, John Green of Cedartown, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 11 in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel with the Rev. Keith Odom, Rev. Billy George Fraiser and Rev. Randall Hudgins officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. George Truett Greene, age 90, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday June 12, 1999. Mr. Greene was born January 10, 1909 in Bartow County. He was a deacon of the First Baptist Church, a Mason and member of the Rome Kiwanis Club. He also served many years with the Polk County School System. Surviving are his wife, Martha Miller Greene of Cedartown; a son, Dr. Harry Greene of North Palm Beach, Fl., daughter, Nancy Williams of Orlando, Fla., five grandchildren and six great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held June 13, from the First Baptist Church in Cedartown with the Rev. Jerry Mahan and Officiant Dub McCoy officiating. Interment followed in Fain Cemetery in Calhoun. Pallbearers were, Homer Roberson, Wallace Gray, John Stone, John Harvey Moore, Hugh Hardison and Dub McCoy. Honorary pallbearers included members of Mr. Greene’s Sunday School Class and First Baptist Church Deacons. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Gertrude Green Griffin, age 86, of Dallas, passed away Monday, March 1, 1999. Mrs. Griffin was born in Fannin County. She was a homemaker and member of Austin Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include a son Harvey "Bud" Griffin of Cedartown; a brother, Clarence "Dink" Green of Acworth; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 4, 1999 at O’Zion Baptist Church in Blue Ridge. Interment followed at O’Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Blue Ridge. Medford-Peden Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Nell Foster Griffin, age 95, of Cedartown passed away Friday, May 7, 1999. Mrs. Griffin was born Nov. 23, 1903 in Bartow County, daughter of the late Ransom Foster and Marietta Fleming Foster. She was a retired employee of the Goodyear Mills in Cedartown, where she was a nurse for many years; a member of the First Methodist Church in Cedartown; past president and member of the WSCS’ past president and member of the WCTU; past president and member of the Cedar Valley Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Griffin, Jr. Survivors include: children Sadie Williams of Acworth, Anne Brewster of Sandy Springs, and John Robert Griffin, III of Cedartown; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Jeff Ross officiating. Interment followed in the family plot. Pallbearers included Tommy Williams, Randy Williams, Bill Brewster, Dr. Edward W. Brewster, Jr., Fred Foster Griffin, Andy Kirk, Patrick Sommerville and Kenneth Haywood. The Owen Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary T. Griffith, age 93, of Esom Hill, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 1999 at her residence. She was born Feb. 5, 1906 in Polk County. Mrs. Griffith is preceded in death by her husband, William B. Griffith and parents, Mary and Joe Prior, Sr. Surviving are: four sons, Bill Griffith of Warner-Robbins, Bobby Griffith of Atlanta, John and Charles Griffith of Cedartown; daughter, Mary Jo Williams of Birmingham; sister, Hazel Reid of Anniston, Ala.; four grandchildren and sic great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Sunday, January 2, at 2 p.m., from Shiloh Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Beck officiating. Interment followed in Shiloh Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Rev. Hubert J. Griggs, age 92, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 1999, in a Rome nursing home. Mr. Griggs was born September 12, 1906 in Bartow County. He was a retired farmer and minister, and the oldest member of Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Mae Meeks Griggs; parents, James Harrison and Sarah Rebecca Siniard Griggs; 11 brothers and sisters: and a granddaughter. Survivors are: two sons, J. D. Griggs of Auburn, Calif., and James Griggs of Rockmart; daughter, Sarah Griggs Brownlow of Aragon; seven grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 27, at 4 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Lawrence Garrett and Rev. Charles Garrett officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jimmy Griggs, Phil Griggs, Charlie Griggs, Mike Brownlow, Don Mills and Chris Owens. The deacon board of Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers. Freemen Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Sarah Christine Shiflett Griggs, 71, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, April 29, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Griggs was born June 4, 1927 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sallie Mae Davis Shiflett and Emory Preston Shiflett; her brother Whitson Shiflett; her brother Whitson Shiflett; and two sisters, Faye Cox and Jewel Shiflett. Survivors include: her husband, William Randolph Griggs of Cedartown; daughter, Judy Sexton of Brunswick; four sisters, Mae Hindmon of Cedartown, Mozelle Gayton of Conyers, Addie Ruth Cain of Lindale, Mamie Lou Marks of Rome; five brothers, Charles Shiflett of Marietta, Kenneth Shiflett of Cartersville, Dewey Shiflett, Albert Shiflett and Wallace Shiflett, all of Lindale; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Dr. James Guy and John Gayton officiating. Interment followed in Friendship Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Shiflett, Greg Shiflett, Larry Cain, Ben Shiflett, Tim Shiflett, Mike Shuman, Keith Shuman, and Cris Shuman. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Donald Owen Grow, Sr., age 59, of Rockmart, died Thursday, February 4, 1999 in an Austell hospital. He was born May 29, 1939 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren Sylvester and Mary Alice Edwards Grow. He is survived by: his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Thomasson Grow of Rockmart; three sons, Mr. Donald O. Grow, Jr. of Rockmart, Mr. Anthony P. Grow of Cedartown, and Mr. Thurston Grow of Phenix City, Ala.; four daughters, Miss Mary Alice Grow and Mrs. Dawn Presley, both of Rockmart, Mrs, Sebrina Gove of Smithville, Ohio and Mrs. Aretha Hodges of Phenix City, Ala.; two brothers, Mr. Earl Grow and Mr. Mickey Grow, both of Philadelphia, Penn.; one sister, Mrs. Betty Pavlis of Philadelphia, Penn.; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 6, at 4 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Preacher Robert Kitchens officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens, with Rockmart American Legion Post #12 in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers included, Phil Thomasson, Johnny Thomasson, Terry Fowler, Mark White, Scotty Presley and Charles Strickland. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Franklin Charles Grupe, age 79, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Mr. Grupe was born July 5, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a deacon of Oak Grove Baptist Church; and member of the Polk County Historical Society, American Legion, Gideon International and Scottish Clan/Monroe. He was preceded in death by his parents: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Grupe. Surviving are: his wife, Edith M. Grupe of Cedartown; two sons, Fredrick Charles Grupe of Madison, Ohio and Jonathan Allen Grupe of Denver, Colo., two brothers, Demba R. Grupe and Thomas B. Grupe, both of Cleveland, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at the Lester C. Litesey Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Wright, Rev. Clifford Chandler and Rev. Charles Evans officiating. Military graveside services followed in the Greenwood Cemetery, provided by the Brewster Cleveland Post # 86. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ollie Gurley, Jr., age 73, of Byron, GA. died Sunday, February 14, 1999., in the Augusta, VA hospital. He was born July 7, 1925, in Paulding County, GA. He was a retired Georgia Power supervisor with 38 years’ service, a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II, and a member of Yorkville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ollie and Stella Brown Gurley, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Francis J. Gurley of Byron; four sons, Mr. Mark Gurley of Marietta, Mr. Phillip Gurley, Mr. Scott Gurley, and MR. Brett Gurley, all of Florida; two stepsons, Mr. Ronnie Hood of Jackson and Mr. Keith Hood of Macon; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Kay Pensiero of Shelton, Conn.; one brother, Mr. Jonathan Gurley of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Betty McMillian of Rockmart; six grandchildren, to great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 16, at 2 p.m. from Yorkville Baptist Church with Rev. L. A. Tapp officiating. Interment followed in Yorkville Cemetery. Pallbearers included Todd Proctor, Daryl Gurley, Wendell Gurley, Ernie McMillian, Steve Cronan, and Kenney Gurley. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Virginia Edward Hackney, age 73, of Cedartown, GA. Passed away Tuesday, January 19, 1999. Mrs. Hackney was born June 8, 1925 in Polk County, and was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, James and Edith Hackney. Survivors include a number of cousins. Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Edward Hackney will be conducted Thursday, January 21, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Lester Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Alvin Wayne "Sonny" Hamilton, age 54, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Hamilton was born April 22, 1945 in Etowah County, Ala. He was a screen operator with C. W. Matthews. Mr. Hamilton is preceded in death by parents, Inez Forston Hamilton and Ollie B. Hamilton; sister, Delores Marbut; and brother, Kenneth Hamilton. Surviving are daughters Kim Hamilton and Shea Guzman; sons, T. K. Hamilton, Shuney Wooten, Chey Hamilton; sisters, Aladene Pickett, Mary Sanfratello, Glenda Beck and Sandra Anderson; 14 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Bridges officiating. Interment followed in Unity Baptist Church Cemetery in Galesville, Ala. Pallbearers were; Stanley Hamilton, Ronnie Pickett, Gwen Hamilton, Hobert Wooten, Jr., Joey Wooten and Greg Jackson. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Odis C. Haney, age 92, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 1999, in a Rome Hospital. Mr. Haney was born January 27, 1907 in Polk County. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Josie Scott Haney and a grandson. Surviving are: sons, David C. Haney, Scott Haney and Mike Haney, all of Rockmart; daughters, Evelyn Bailey of Rockmart, Margaret Violet Stegall and Alice Williams, both of Aragon; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 30, at 11 a.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Odom officiating. Interment followed in Taylorsville Cemetery. The following grandsons served as pallbearers; Stephen Miller, Bud Bailey, Jonathan Haney, Scottie Haney, Jason Haney, Greg Haney, John Norman and Michael Edward Haney. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Rev. Jerry Wayne Hardin, age 57, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, May 27, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Hardin was born July 3, 1941. He was the founder and pastor of Freedom Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma Shiflett Hardin and B. J. Hardin. Survivors include, wife, Virginia Forrister Hardin; daughter, Sheila Wilkes; son, Rodney Hardin; sister, Lavonne Searles, all of Cedartown; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 29, at 3 p.m. from the Gammage Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Moss Wilson and Rev. Jake Yarbrough officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Terry Lee Folsom, Paul Blankenship, Neal Beck, Dennis Foor, Ricky Shedd, Chris Truett. Honorary pallbearers were: Sandra Shedd, Donna Folsom, Tammy Erwin, Deborah Robinson, Jacqueline Beck, and Mary Foor. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Joe Stanley Harpe, Sr., age 53, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, May 3, 1999 at his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Harpe was born on January 8, 1946 in Floyd County. He lived most of his life in Polk County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith. He owned and operated Stanley’s Produce Market for 24 years. He was preceded in death by his mother. Survivors include his wife Linda Lambert Harpe of Rockmart; two daughters, Lisa Dempsey of Cedartown and Melinda Campbell of Rockmart; tow sons, Michael Harpe of Cedartown and Joey Harpe of Rockmart; his father, Melvin Harpe of Cedartown; one sister, Susan Couey of Cedartown; one brother, Danny Harpe of Rockmart; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at 2 p.m. Church, with Rev. Eddy Hughes, Rev. Jimmy Shoemaker, Rev. Jarvis Carter and Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery of Cedartown. Pallbearers were Johnny Rowell, Tommy Floyd, Derrick Nettles, Randy Motes, Jackie Cope, Vonsell Johnson, Wendell Floyd and Ray Floyd. Honorary pallbearers included Anthony Lambert, David Key, Ronnie Kimball, Bill Millholland, Bill Guice and Bud Lanning. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Michael J. Harper, age 6, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, May 22, 1999 at his residence. Master Harper was born May 17, 1993 in Kansas City, Mo. He was a student of Westside Elementary. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Anita Triplett of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Friday, May 28, at 4 p.m. from St. James Episcopal Church, with Father David Kidd officiating. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery, Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Tommy Hardrick Harrell, age 82, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, June 21, 1999;. Mr. Harrell was born June 6, 1917 in Sand Mountain, Ala. He is preceded in death by Elta Pearle Harrell. Survivors include two sons, Billy Jo Harrell of Felton and Stevie Harrell of Cedartown, two daughters, Carol Ann Maples and Treasa Vines, both of Cedartown, brother, Pete Harrell of Aragon, sister Myrtal Tucker of Roanoke, Ala., 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 24, at 2 p.m., at Piney Woods Church. Interment followed in Sanders Cemetery. The Lester Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William David Harrell, Jr., age 48, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Harrell was born May 5, 1951 in Atlanta. He was a member of Mt. Paran Church of God and employee of TipTop Janitorial Service. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Kinsler Harrell, and brother, Michael Harrell. Survivors are son, William David Harrell, III of Rockmart; daughter, Amanda Sanders of Rockmart; father, W. D. (Bill) Harrell of Rome; sister, Pat Landrum of Rockmart; and a grandson. Funeral services were held Friday, May 14, at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home, with Sam Saliba officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Freeman Harris Funeral Home, of Rockmart, had charge of the arrangements.


Victoria Nicole Hatfield, infant daughter of Anthony and Sabrina Edwards Hatfield of Aragon, died Friday, December 3, 1999 in a Rome hospital. She was born December 2, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Others surviving are grandparents, Michael and Diane Edwards of Aragon, Charlie and Renee Pope of Buchanan and Michael and Patricia Hatfield of Tallapoosa; great grandparents, Lois Edwards of Aragon, Albert Bennet of Aragon, Bobbie Jean Robinson of Bremen and George Hatfield of Bowdon. Graveside services were held Saturday, December 4, in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jerald Reeves and Rev. Joseph Miller officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Bettie Heath, age 99, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, May 15, 1999. Mrs. Heath was born September 23, 1899 in Haralson County. She is preceded in death by: husband, George Edward Heath, parents Susie Weaver Tuck and Hezzie Tuck; and two sons, Cleve O. Heath and Ralf F. Heath. Survivors include: four daughters, Ruby Wallace, Eddie Mae Brown, Rachel Sparks and Betty Jo Franklin, all of Cedartown; son, Bobby H. Heath of Athens; 15 grandchildren and a number of great and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, May 17, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Rev. Bobby Wood officiating. Interment followed in Youngs Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ed Heath, Ben Heath, Eddie Heath, Wilson Wallace, Barry Wallace, and Danny Brown. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Bobby Hoyt Heath, age 63, passed away Thursday December 23, 1999. Mr. Heath was born October 24, 1936. He was a member of AMVET Post No. 10, American Legion, Athens Shrine Club Yaarab Temple, York & Scottish Rite, Mason and Athens Whitehead Civitan. He is preceded in death by parents, George E. and Betty B. Heath; two brothers, Clev O. Heath and Ralph Heath. Surviving are wife Vicky Dempsey Heath; sons, Edward Heath, Michael Heath and Benjamin Heath; four sisters, Rudy F. Wallace, Eddie Mae Brown, Rachael Pruitt Sparks and Betty Jo Franklin. Graveside services were held Sunday, Dec. 26, at 4 p.m., from the Youngs Grove Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Tal Roberts and Rev. Don Blaylock officiating. Pallbearers were Wilson Wallace, Berry Brown, Danny Brown, Eddie Heath, Jr. Davis, Sammy Erwin, Ted Dempsey and Mike Thompson.


Mr. John L. Hedgepeth, age 82, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 1999. Mr. Hedgepeth was born January 13, 1917 in Polk County. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Cedartown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Hedgepeth in 1998. Survivors include a daughter, Fay Nell Floyd of Cedartown, two sisters, Lola Nation and Beatrice Butler both of Boaz, Ala.; two grandchildren, Michael Floyd and Kimberly Baker, and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 29, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Heaton and the Rev. Bill Frazier officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included W. R. Rowell, Michael Floyd, Jack Feckenhour, Earl Hedgepeth, James Foster, Talmage Butler, Tommy Butler, and Austin Kines. Honorary pallbearers included the Men’s Bible School Class of the Second Baptist Church. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Bobby Jo Henderson, age 51, of Collard Valley Road, Cedartown, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Henderson was born in Cedartown on Aug. 26, 1948, a son of the late Robert William Henderson and Gladys Swift Henderson. He was a veteran of the Army, of the Baptist faith, and an auditor with the State of Georgia Revenue Department. Survivors include: one daughter, Kendra Henderson of Athens; one brother, Danny Henderson of Cedartown; four half brothers, Greg Henderson of Piedmont, Tim Henderson, Earl Henderson and Barry Henderson, all of Cedartown; two half sisters, Nancy Joiner of Dallas, Ga., and Wanda Henderson, Cedartown; four nieces and three nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Self officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery with Brown-Wright Post No. 12 of the American Legion in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers included; Lamar Shepard, Walt Wise, Brad Hardy, Bill Youngblood, Paul Youngblood and Ricky Robinson. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mattie Arrine (Irene) Henderson, age 85, of Cedartown passed away Tuesday, November 9, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Henderson was born March 22, 1914 in Wetumpka, Ala. She lived most of her life in Cedartown and was a member of Second Baptist Church and choir member for more than 60 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brewster Whitely Henderson; daughter, Glenda Henderson Ploof; and parents Mr. and Mrs. Otis Stillwell. Survivors include: daughters, Margaret H. Broadway, Dianne H. Jackson and Vickie H. Long, all of Cedartown; son, Eugene "Gene" Henderson of Ringgold; brother, Hubert Stillwell of Rome; a number of nieces and nephews and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 4 p.m., from the Second Baptist Church, with Rev. Bill Heaton and Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include Marty Robinson, Steve Bailey, Dennis Broadway, Darrell Atkins, Chris Henderson, Russ Henderson, Todd Norris and Bruce Mattox. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Rita E. Henderson, age 49, of Lindale, passed away Friday, September 17, 1999 in a local hospital after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Henderson was born September 17, 1950. She was a homemaker, a member of the Friendship Baptist Church, former executive director of the March of Dimes in Rome, and a volunteer with Cub Scout Pack No. 36. She is survived by husband, Gary P. Henderson of Lindale; three sons, Gary P. Henderson, II, and Jeffery Scott Henderson, both of Rome, and Jason Chad Henderson of Lindale; her father and step-mother, Delmer and Bonita Hobbs of Cedartown; her maternal grandfather, Ed Shellhorse of Columbus; two brothers, Randy Hobbs of Manchester, Tenn., a step-brother, Mac McCarson of Cedartown; three step-sisters, Leigh Ann Adams of Gainesville, Dea Guillebeau of Rome and Rae McCarson of North Hollywood, Calif.; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, at 2 p.m., in the chapel at Henderson and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Jolly officiating. Interment followed in the family lot in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers were; Kevin Shellhorse, Chris Conner, Randy Hobbs, Brad Shellhorse, Bart Shellhorse and J. B. Quinn. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Robert William (Bill) Henderson, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 1999. Mr. Henderson was born June 16, 1924 in Polk County. He lived all his life in Polk County where he was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II in the European Theater in the Infantry Bazooka Squad and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Henderson was a member of Brown-Wright Post #12 of the American Legion. He formerly operated a service station for the Duke Oil Company and had been an employee of the Bradford Drug Store of Cedartown. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar E. Henderson and Bunie Peace Henderson; and a son, Anthony Dewayne Henderson. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Joiner of Dallas and Wanda Henderson of Cedartown; six sons, Bobby Henderson, Danny Henderson, Tim Henderson, Earl (JoJo) Henderson and Barry Henderson all of Cedartown and Greg Henderson of Piedmont, Ala.; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 12, in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. James Rogers, the Rev. Hoyt Lewis and Minister Alvis Miller officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens with Brown-Wright Post #12 in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers included Scott, Matthew, Donald and Gene Henderson, Chuck Joiner and Ray Barber. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lawunier Hester Hicks, age 87, of Roswell, formerly of Rockmart passed away Tuesday, August 10, 1999 in a Roswell nursing home. Mrs. Hicks was born May 12, 1912, in Isabella, Tenn. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William T. Hicks and Walker Hester, and parents, Lewis and Julie Stiles Loudermilk. Surviving are: son, Jack Hester of Roswell; brother Lewis O. Loudermilk of Marietta; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 12, at 4 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Walraven officiating. Interment followed in Friendship Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jerry Hester, Neal Hester, Sheila Foote, Cheyenne Foote, Dana Hester and Matthew Dean. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Wilma McClure Hester, age 72, of Rockmart, died Friday, October 1, 1999.Mrs. Hester was born January 16, 1972 in Huntsville, Ala. She was a retired beautician and member of Aragon United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wyatt Dempsey Hester; parents, William Grady and Rosa Patterson McClure; and brother, Houston McClure. Surviving are; two sons, Phil Williams of Dallas and Bob Williams of Aragon, and two sisters, Hazel Smith and Lucille Reynolds, both of Rockmart. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 3 at 4 p.m., from the Aragon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Stone officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Darrel Smith, Larry Pittman, David Black, Keith Rainey, Ralph Akins and Burney Collins. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Arthur Drane Highnote, age 82, of Cave Spring, passed away Monday, Sept 20, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Highnote was born April 5, 1917 in Buena Vista, GA. He was a retired employee of the Georgia Depart of Offender Rehabilitation, a member of the Cave Spring United Methodist Church, a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion Post No. 5, a member and past Worshipful Master for the Mackey Lodge, a member of the Rome Shrine Club, a member of the Yaarab Temple of Atlanta, a member of the Rome Arch Masons, one of the founding members and past president of the Cave Spring Ruritan Club, a member and past president of the Cave Spring Wildlife Club, and a member of the Cave Spring City Council. He is survived by his wife, Emmalee Jones Highnote; two daughters, Peggy Highnote Allgood and Lauralee Highnote Hunt; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m., at the Cave Spring United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tracy Rollins, the Rev. John Dukes and the Rev. James Wright officiating. Daniel’s Funeral Home of Rome had charge of the arrangements.


Miss Anna Lisa Hindmon, age 20, of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, November 21, 1999. Miss Hindmon was born March 2, 1979 in Rome. She was a student at North Georgia College, where she was a member and vice president of the Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority, and a member of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. She is survived by her parents, Eddie and Beth Hogg Hindmon of Rockmart; sister, Fran Hindmon of Rockmart; two grandmothers, Sue Hindmon and Mary Beth Hogg, both of Rockmart. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m., from Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church with Dr. Phillip May, Rev Benjie Mathis and Rev Dan Reed officiating. Interment followed in the Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lee Gurley, Terry Simmons, Gary Simmons, Don Payne, Jeremy Payne and Rev Eddy Hughes. Honorary pallbearers included Wyatt Espalin, Kelly Stone, Rebecca Streetman, members of the North Georgia College Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority and officers of Troop No. 6 of the Permits and Enforcement Department. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Lloyd T. Hindman, age 67, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, August 7, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Hindman was born August 7, 1932 in Polk County. He was a member of the Floyd Creek Baptist Church and a retired heavy equipment operator. Surviving are: three brothers, Billy Hindman of Lindale, Wayne Hindman of Tennessee and Roy Hindman of Rockmart, one sister Linda Bridges of Cedartown. Pallbearers were Herman Green, Keith Streetman, Floyd Pilgrim, Billy Carroll, Adam Costlow and William Hindman. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mildred Lenora Hindmon, age 77, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, May 31, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Hindmon was born October 20, 1921 in Polk County. She was a retired Union Carbide employee and a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Savilla Suddeth Roberson, and son, Richard Douglas Hindmon, Sr. Surviving are a son, Rudolph Hindmon, Jr., of Rockmart; a daughter, Linda Hembree of Rockmart; and brother, Calvin E. Roberson, Sr., of Rockmart; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 2, at 4 p.m. from the New Prospect Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Cornwell and Rev. Owen Davis, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Hembree, Chris Hindmon, Anthony Ivey, Jimmy Parker, Doug Hindmon, Timmy Gentry, Tim Waits and Eddie Roberson, Jr. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Vera Mae Hindman, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 1999. Mrs. Hindman was born November 9, 1924 in McClain County, Okla. And was a member of the Dugdown Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bennie Hindman of Cedartown; four sons, Dennis Hindman, Louis Duane Hindman and Jody Hindman of Cedartown and Dean Hindman of Marietta; a daughter, Cheryl Blaylock of Rome; eight brothers, Jack Talley, Ere Talley, Lester Talley, Bob Talley, Victor Talley, Donnie Talley and Lindell Talley all of Oklahoma and Joe Talley of Odessa, Texas; a sister Reta Spann of Marietta; six grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, February 5, from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Waddell, the Rev. John Vines, the Rev. Billy Vines and the Rev. Jeff Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Jody Benefield, Cory Hindman, Jeremy Hindman, Richard Brannon, Dorsi Hulsey, Max Cook, Rob Eddleman and Bo Cook. Honorary pallbearers included Ben Weaver, David Hammond, Jackie Sims and Rocky Rochester. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Edna Nolen Hitchcock, age 85, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 1999. Mrs. Hitchcock was born April 5, 1913 in Fulton County. She was a former Goodyear employee, a homemaker, and a member of the Concord Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce C. Hitchcock; and her parents, Benjamin Franklin and Mae Shellnut Nolen. Survivors include a son, Dean Hitchcock of Rockmart; a daughter, Velma Jefferson of Rockmart; three sisters, Lillian Smith of Buchanan, Juanita Leatherwood and Margaret Worthy both of Rockmart; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a great great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, February 19, from the Smyrna Methodist Church with the Rev. Benny Abney officiating. Interment followed in Smyrna Cemetery. Pallbearers included Billy Hitchcock, Barry Hitchcock, Ricky Jefferson, Steve Stomas, Eddie Thomas, Steve Rogers, Kenneth Rogers, and Bengie Leatherwood. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Miles Miller Hitchcock, Jr., age 73, of 148 Cason Road, passed away Saturday, June 9, 1999. Mr. Hitchcock was born April 23, 1926 in Polk County. He was a Navy veteran and a retired chef with Krystal Restaurant. He is preceded in death by his parents, Linnie Mae Sorrells Hitchcock and Miles Miller Hitchcock, Sr.; son Ronald Van Hitchcock, and sister, Geraldine Hitchcock. Survivors include: wife, Noma Fay Hitchcock of Cedartown, sister, Elizabeth Hitchcock Puckett of Cedartown; and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, June 20 at 4 p.m., from Northview Cemetery, with Rev. R. B. Hulsey officiating. Pallbearers included: Lonnie Nale, David Darling, Done Broome and Shane Nale. Honorary pallbearers was Don Jarrell. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Evelyn Elizabeth Hogg, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999. Mrs. Hogg was born September 24, 1933 in Polk County. She was a member of Pine Bower Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, Brittain and Vivian Bradshaw. Surviving are: husband Walter Hogg of Cedartown; son Michael Hogg of Cedartown; three brothers, Norman Bradshaw, Larry Bradshaw, and Wayne Bradshaw, all of Cedartown; sister, Mrs. Harold Hayes of Cedartown; and two grandsons. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Sept 24, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev Clifford Chandler and Rev. Hugh Shaw officiating with the interment to follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eddie Cox, Johnny Bradshaw, Ricky Bradshaw, Jim Wright, Roy Merritt, and Duane West, Jr. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Helen Louise Holbrooks, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999. Mrs. Holbrooks was born in Polk County. She was preceded in death by: parents, Neva Green Purcell and John Nelson Purcell; brothers; Nelson and Charles Purcell. Surviving are husband, William Winford Holbrooks of Cedartown; daughter, Gail Taffer of Cedartown; two grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and sister, Velma P. Miller. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Gammage Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the First Baptist Building Fund. Pallbearers were Paul Purcell, Michael Purcell, Paul Cochran, Howard Lester, Robert Speight, and Fred Ulery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Troyt Jay Holden, age 77, of Rockmart, died Sunday, February 28, 1999 in Rockmart. He was born December 28, 1921, in Paulding County, Ga. He was a retired farmer, a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Odie Thompson Holden; and parents Issac Nathaniel and Vallie Freeman Holden, Sr. He is survived by; two sons Robert Holden of Snyder, Texas and Anthony Holden of Rockmart; four daughters, Mrs. Alice McFall and Mrs. Linda Green, both of Rockmart; Mrs. Catherine Green of Snyder, Texas; and Mrs. Janie Wilson of Rockmart; three brothers, Issac Holden, Jr. of Douglasville; Herman Holden of Dallas; and George Holden of Memphis, TN; four sisters, Vinnie Lankford, Betty Adair and Martha St. Aubin, all of Dallas, and Zannie Muze of Resaca; 19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 3, at 11 a.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Don Vincent and Rev. Jerry Wiley officiating. Interment followed in Bellview Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Robert Holden, Freddy McFall, Anthony Dwyatt Holden, Lamar Collum, Roger Green, Randall Green, Rodney Green, Ronnie Green, and Richard Green. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Hattie Elizabeth Holland, age 86, of Rockmart, formerly of Cedartown, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999 in Polk Medical Center following several months of declining health. Mrs. Holland was born in Paulding County on Dec. 21, 1912. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Cedartown and former employee of the Goodyear Mill and later a worker in the health care field. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Willis Holland. Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Stephens of Flagler Beach, Fla., Evelyn James of Cedartown, Brenda Spain of Douglasville and Imogene Mull of Buchanan; three sons, Hubert Joe Holland of Lexington, Va., Bobby Franklin Holland of Tuscon, Ariz., and Billy Holland of Rockmart; one sister, Kathleen Dyer of Rockmart; 16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 12, in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Dyer officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers included Anthony Holland, Eddie Holland, Gene Short, Jeff Slaton, Chad Spain and Chris Wheeler, Nephews serving as honorary pallbearers included Tony Hulsey, Robert Hulsey, Sherman Hulsey, Sonny Hulsey and Paul Cochran. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Condie H. Holland, age 72, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, May 13, 1999. Mr. Holland was born Oct. 5, 1925 in Aragon. He was a retired insurance broker, a member of Euharlee Baptist Church, and a member of the Aragon Davitte Masonic Lodge with 25 years service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Condie M. and Estelle Gates Holland. Survivors include: wife, Aillene O’Neal Holland of Rockmart; three daughters, Bonnie Rogers and Sheila Fricks, both of Rockmart, and Marlene Black of Taylorsville; five grandchildren and a great grandson. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 15, at 3 p.m. from Euharlee Baptist Church with Rev. Carlton Rogers, Rev. Jerry Beatty, and Rev. Andy Fennell officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Houston Taylor, Donald Godfrey, Ned Ingle, Cliff Williams, Phil Campbell, and James Waites. Honorary pallbearers included: Earl Cook, Johnny Dooley, Milton Dover, Doug Coalson, Howell Brown, and Alvin Harwell. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Lum Edward Holland, age 67, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Edwards was born January 11, 1932 in Paulding County. He was a member of Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sharon J. and Jo Ellen Williams Holland. Survivors include tow daughters, Anita Holland and Nancy Holland Loris both of Atlanta; two sisters, Martha Hulsey and Doris Hardy both of Rockmart; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Friday, January 29, in the Rockmart Memorial Gardens with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Pallbearers included Charles Ingle, Billy Willis, Marvin Fuqua, Ed Fuqua, Phil Hulsey, Brad Hulsey, Steve Patterson and Mark Fennell. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Jimmie Lois Holtzclaw, age 86, of Cason Road, passed away Friday, October 22, 1999. Mrs. Holtzclaw was born July 16, 1913 in Haywood, Tenn. And was a member of the Cedartown Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Helen Cathey, and her husband Charles Holtzclaw. Surviving are: two sons, Bill Forsythe of New Caney, Texas, and Bob Forsythe of Toledo, Ohio; daughter, Sadie Shurley of Cedartown; a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, October 25, at 2 p.m. in the Cedartown Church of God with the Rev. Jack Harvey, Rev. Doug Maxwell, Rev. Delton Harne and Rev. Phil Thomasson and Chaplain John House officiating. Interment follow in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Charles Blythe, Buddy Cuttery, Perry Lockridge, Chuck Wilkes, Glenn Hudgins, Lee Ingram, Jasper Howard, Leonard Bagley, Ray Cole, Jerry Allen, Ted Broadaway and Chuck Harmison. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Joseph B. Hooper, of Adrian, Mich., passed away Sunday, November 28, 1999. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hooper. Surviving are son Butch Hooper of Ohio; four sisters, Annie Lou Nix, Ellen Dempsey and Belle McFall, all of Cedartown and Ruby Camp of Rockmart; five brothers, George Hooper, Doyce Hooper, Charles V. Hooper, J. W. Hooper and David Hooper, all of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 2, in Adrian, Mich. This announcement is made for the family by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.


Mrs. Lillian Almira Hooper, age 70, Antioch Road, passed away Saturday, December 25, 1999. Mrs. Hooper was born June 11, 1929 in Polk County. She was a member of Youngs Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Alva Rudeseal and Ethel Wood Rudeseal, and four sisters, Sarah Rudeseal, Annette Moody, Fay Cox and Louise Atkins. Surviving are husband, George Hooper of Cedartown; son, Bob Hooper of Cedartown; daughter, Mrs. Wayne Queen of Cedartown; six brothers, William (Bud) Rudeseal of Bremen, Robert Rudeseal, Heyward Rudeseal, E. D. (Boe) Rudeseal, Jerry Rudeseal and Mike Rudeseal, all of Cedartown; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m., in the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Rudeseal officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Shirley Taylor Hooper, age 65, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Hooper was born July 16, 1934 in Lindale. She was a homemaker and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mack Ed and Clyde Kinney Wallace, Sr. Surviving are: her husband John Harvey Hooper, Sr., of Centre, Ala.; three sons, Danny Taylor of Aragon, Terry Taylor of Rockmart and John Hooper, Jr., of Cedartown; three daughters, Lou Dearborn of Rockmart, Kat Barwick of Panama City, Fla., and Angie Rives of Rome; brothers, Ed Wallace, Jr., of Centre Ala.; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 13, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stefan Lovasik and Dr. Ray Hopkins officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Darryl Compton, Roy Graves, Ricky Chandler, John Hooper III, John Camp and Scottie Wallace. Honorary pallbearers were Pap Castle, Ron Doyal and Jim Wheless. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. George B. Horsley, age 78, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 1999. Mr. Horsley was born Nov. 24, 1920 in Carrollton. He was a retired Goodyear employee, a member of Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church, a veteran of the Air Force (having served in World War II), a member of Rockmart Masonic Lodge No. 97, and a member of Rockmart American Legion Post No. 12. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie Ruth Jones Horsley; wife, Vergie Horsley; and parents, Flem and Laura Thompson Horsley. He is survived by; son, Bernett Horsley of Rockmart; stepson, George Rhinehart of Dallas; daughter, Dearn Tackett of Mississippi; brother, Clark Horsley of Rome; three sisters, Lora Borders, Nellie Forsyth both of Rockmart, Faye Graham of Dallas; and a granddaughter. The funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., from the Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church, with Rev. John Hooper and Rev. Hobart Pierce officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rockmart American Legion Post No. 12 in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers were Joe Forsyth, Randy Forsyth, Rodney Borders, Keith Borders, Michael Borders, and Terry Chapman. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Jones and Billy Horsley. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangement.


Mr. William T. (Bill) Hubbard, Jr., passed away April 6, 1999 at Baptist Medical Center-Beaches in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Mr. Hubbard was born July 11, 1945 in Carrollton and resided in Cedartown until his high school graduation in 1963. He graduated with a degree in political science from West Georgia College in Carrollton in 1967. Mr. Hubbard was a resident of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Since 1976 and was employed in the paper industry in Cedartown and in Jacksonville. He was a member of the Ponte Vedra Club the former First Coast Fishing Club in Jacksonville Beach. Survivors include his wife Letitia Hubbard; two sons, John David (Hub) Hubbard of Carisbad, Calif. And Mark Allen Hubbard of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Hubbard of Cedartown; and a sister, Marjorie Hubbard of Atlanta. A memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church in Cedartown Sunday, April 11. The family request anyone wishing to send a memorial in Mr. Hubbard’s name may do so to the First Baptist Church, 101 N. College St., Cedartown. Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Jacksonville Beach was in charge of the arrangements.


P>Amos Henry (Junior) Hudson, age 71, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 1999. Mr. Hudson was born July 3, 1927 in Polk County. He was a member of Caledonia Baptist Church in Centre, Ala.; a Mason; a Shriner; and past Master of Caledonia Lodge No. 121. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dean Powell Husdson, and a sister Lucy Pierce. Surviving are, four daughters, Chechee Locklear of Rockmart, Doris Davis, Leigh Lee and Lynn Tillman, all of Cedartown, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 10 at the Pine Bower Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Garner and Rev. Leon Smith officiating. Interment followed in Northview cemetery with Masonic Rites. Pallbearers were Goldin Sanders, Jeff Sanders, Michael Bentley, Mike Bentley, Frank Chastain, Chip Blankenship, Randy Blankenship and Clyde Tuck. Honorary pallbearers were the Georgia Peach Cloggers. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lula C. Hudgins, age 97, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, October 21, 1999. Mrs. Hudgins was born October 12, 1902 in Tallapoosa. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Several step grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces survive. Graveside services were conducted Friday, October 11, at 11 a.m., in the Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. The family has asked that flowers be omitted and donations made to the First Baptist Church. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lula C. Hudgins, age 97, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, October 21, 1999. Mrs. Hudgins was born Oct. 12, 1902 in Tallapoosa. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Several step grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces survive. Graveside services were conducted Friday, Oct. 22, at 11.a.m., in the Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. The family has asked that flowers be omitted and donations made to the First Baptist Church. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Danielle Michelle Hulsey, age 25, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, August 2, 1999. Mrs. Hulsey was born Nov. 4, 1973 in Columbus. She is survived by her husband, Shane Hulsey of Cedartown, one son, Dylan Shane Hulsey of Cedartown, two brothers, Jeff Casey of Cedartown and Michael Nemeth of Aberdeen, Md., sister, Rayanna Peach, mother Beverly Rutledge of Cedartown, grandparents, Lewis and Etta Rutledge of Cedartown, and one great grandfather of Cedartown. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 5, at 1 p.m. in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Dudley officiating. Interment will follow in the Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Jeannette G. Hulsey, age 73, of Mableton, passed away Thursday, March 11, 1999. Mrs. Hulsey was born February 23, 1925 in Polk County. She was a homemaker and was a charter member of the American Legion Post #264 Women’s Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Hulsey; and her parents, Jim and Winnie Cornelius Goddard. Survivors include a son, Roger Hulsey of Mableton. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 13, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Donald Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Charles Leatherwood, Pete Robinson, Ricky Hulsey, Dwain Yates, Jimmy Anderson, and Jamie Anderson. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Stephen Lee Hulsey, infant son of Richard and Kimberly Hulsey, Cedartown, passed away May 25, 1999 in Floyd County. He was born May 25, in Floyd County. Surviving are: parents; brothers, Jeremy Hulsey; sister Brittney Hulsey, Cedartown; grandparents, Marlin and Ann Hulsey, Tommy and Elane Waters and Charles and Shirley Watson. Graveside services were held Friday, May 28 at 2 p.m. in the Northview Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Hulsey officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Frances Mae Ingram, age 42, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, October 14, 1999 in an out of town hospital. She was preceded in death by parents, Ruth Hutchenson Ingram and Golden Ingram; brothers, Bobby, Ed and J. W. Ingram. Survivors include daughter, Tawana Ingram; sister, Joyce Ballew; brothers, Jack, Billy, Wayne, and Harold Ingram; stepbrothers, Ralph Ingram and Tony Ingram. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 16, at 4 p.m., from the chapel of The Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Hudson and Rev. Ted Porterfield officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers: Harold Ingram, Darrell Ingram, Roger Ingram, Charles Ingram, Jody Ingram, Jason Jarrell. Honorary pallbearer was Johnny Bryant. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Frances Mae Ingram, age 42, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, October 14, 1999 in an out of town hospital. She was preceded in death by parents, Ruth Hutchenson Ingram and Golden Ingram; brothers Bobby, Ed. And J. W. Ingram. Survivors include daughter, Tawana Ingram; sister, Joyce Ballew; brothers, Jack, Billy, Wayne, and Harold Ingram; step brothers, Ralph Ingram and Tony Ingram. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.n., from the chapel of The Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Hudson and Rev. Ted Porterfield officiating. The interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers: Harold Ingram, Darrell Ingram, Roger Ingram, Charles Ingram, Jody Ingram, Jason Jarrell. Honorary pallbearer was Johnny Bryant. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Fred Irwin, age 80, of Slidell, La., passed away Thursday, April 29, 1999 at Slidell Memorial Hospital. Mr. Irwin was a supervisor for Lockheed; a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served in World War II; a member of the Bread of Life Church; a member of the American Legion Carl Boyd Post No. 42, and Masonic Lodge No. 63 F&A.M. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Irvin and Buena Lee Duckworth Irwin: two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are: wife, Mary Weaver Irwin; children, Freda Flowers, Karen Ceil Perkins, Mary Lee and Sam Irwin; sisters Vera Irwin of Cedartown and Ruth Quinn of Pensacola, Fla.; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on May 2, in the Parnick Jennings Funeral Home Chapel of Cartersville, with Rev. Max Mayburn officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. The Honaker Funeral Home of Slidell had charge of the funeral arrangements.


Mr. David Wayne Isham, age 39, of Aragon, Ga., passed away Tuesday, January 26, 1999. He was born December 14, 1959 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by father Fred Archie Isham. Survivors include daughter Britany Michelle Isham, of Cedartown, GA., mother Ellen Rampley Isham of Aragon, GA. And sister Emily Kay Isham Astin of Cedartown, Ga. Funeral for Mr. David Wayne Isham were conducted Friday, January 29, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Ritch and Rev. Chris Hearn officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery, Friday, January 29, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers included Neal Short, Randy Earley, Danny Earley, Scott Colbert, Jay Rampley, Keith Statham, Daryl Isham, Bucky Williams and Wayne Barber. Honorary pallbearers included Danny Astin, Danny Little, Eric Astin, and Alan Astin. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Jane Weldon Jackson, age 58, of Cedartown., formerly of Calhoun County, Ala., passed away Monday, February 8, 1999 in an out of town hospital. She was born December 18, 1940 in Dekalb County, Ala. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ester Henderson Ferguson and Herman Ferguson. Survivors include her husband Luke Jackson of Cedartown, daughter, Nancy Weldon Cosby of Rockmart; son Jimmy Dewayne Weldon of Chicago, IL.; Charles Alvin Weldon of Jacksonville, Al., brothers, Alvin Ferguson of Tennessee and Charles Ferguson of Fort Payne, AL.; sisters Olene Kirby of Chattanooga, TN.; Ella Smith of Lafayette, GA.; and nine grandchildren. The funeral service for Mrs. Jackson was conducted Friday, February 12, 1999 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Dr. James Guy officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Paul Hunter, Wayne Chandler, Steve Doegg, Michael Sutton, Jeff Morgan and Randy Jackson. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Edward Landis Jackson, age 71, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, September 13, 1999 in an out of town hospital. He was preceded in death by parents, Dolvie Norris and Clarence D. Jackson. Surviving are wife, Shelma Watts of Cedartown; son Jimmy Cook of Cedartown; sisters, Myrtle Chandler, Margie Redding, Marilyn Smith, Barbara Smith; brothers, Gary Jackson and Roland Jackson; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 13, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. J. C. Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Omer Merritt, Shane Smith, Jason Watts, Scott Watts, Roland Chandler and Rodney Chandler. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Clyde Jacobs, 87, of Riverdale, formerly of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, April 29, 1999 in an Atlanta hospital. Mr. Jacobs was born January 19, 1912 in Stilesboro. He was a retired Chrysler employee, a member of Rockmart Second Baptist Church and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dee Chitwood Jacobs; and his parents, Charles Porter and Leila Stubblefield Jacobs. Survivors include: three daughters, Mary Dunaway of Rockmart, Carole Jacobs of Riverdale and Jean Loefer of Orlando, Fla.; brother, Rufus Jacobs of Smyrna; sister, Hazel Baldwin of Rockmart four grandchildren and a great-grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Calvin Brown officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery with Rockmart American Legion Post #12 in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers were Charles Baldwin, R. L. Jacobs, Jimmy Jacobs, Kerry Dunaway, Stephen Krause, Bill Edwards, and Josh Leofer. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Howard S. Jarrell, age 90, of Rome, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Jarrell was born March 29, 1909 in Polk County. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Friendly Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dusky Mae Bowman Jarrell, and parents, Vard and Liza Suddeth Jarrell. Surviving are a son, William H. Jarrell of Cedartown; three daughters, Lee Jarrell Brown and Rebecca Jarrell Ford, both of Cedartown, Christine Jarrell White of Rome: 21 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m, from Friendly Baptist Church with Rev. R. B. Hulsey and Rev. James Rosser officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were: Billy Jarrell, Wayne Lyles, Scott Smith, Clark Puckett, Patrick Puckett, Bobby White, Terry Coots, Jerry Puckett, Rickey Puckett and Timothy Jarrell. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruth Thorton Jarrell, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Monday June 28, 1999. Mrs. Jarrell was born March 10, 1924 in Troup County. She was a member of Pine Bower Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Jarrell. Surviving are three sons, Danny Jarrell, Billy Ray Jarrell and Phillip Jarrell, all of Cedartown, three daughters, Elizabeth Hardy of Moody, Ala., Arlene Hulsey of Rockmart and Shirley Privett of Cedartown, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 30, in the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Dr. James Guy, Rev. J. C. Robinson and Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Anthony Privett, Bobby Jarrell, Bill Baker, Brady Hardy, Dwight Beck and Ray Jarrell. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ruth Thornton Jarrell, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, June 28, 1999. Mrs. Jarrell was born March 10, 1924 in Troup County. She was a member of Pine Bower Baptist Church. Mrs. Jarrell was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Jarrell. Surviving are three sons, Danny Jarrell, Billy Rae Jarrell and Phillip Jarrell, all of Cedartown, three daughters, Elizabeth Hardy of Moody, Ala., Arlene Hulsey of Rockmart and Shirley Privett of Cedartown, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 30, at 2 p.m., in the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. James Guy, Rev. J. C. Robinson and Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Pallbearers included Anthony Privett, Bobby Jarrell, Bill Beck, Brandy Pritchard, Dwight Hicks and Ray Jarrell. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lillian Catherine Brown Johnson, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, January 11, 1999. Mrs. Johnson was born February 5, 1923 in Polk County. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Carrie Barrett WMU and Willing Working Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlie C. Brown and Moselle Baily Brown; three brothers, Otis Brown, Calvin Brown, and Winfred Brown. Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Agnes Brown of Cedartown; one sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Crotell Worsham of Cedartown; one sister Jenny Brown of Cedartown; four sister-in-laws, Nancy Brown, Pearl Broome, Betty Brown and Zula Brown; 16 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. J.C. Robinson, Rev. James Guy, Rev. Roger Whorton, Rev. Neal Brown, and Rev. Calvin Brown, Jr. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Richard Allen "Frog" Jolly, Jr., age 28, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, January 29, 1999 in a local hospital. Mr. Jolly was born February 4, 1970 in Floyd County and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed by Coosa Steel. Survivors include two daughters, Meagan and Laci Jolly; a son, Ryan Allen Jolly; his parents, Bonnie Watson Jolly and Richard Allen Jolly, Sr.; a sister, Richelle Jolly Dean; and his grandparents, Emalyn and Paul Watson, Sr. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 2, from the Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Benny Lindsey officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Neal Jolly, Jr., Jason Jolly, Carey Atkins, Brandon Atkins, Tim Watson, Trent Watson and Paul Watson, Jr. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles Noble Jones, age 84, of Cedartown, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999. Mr. Jones was a native and resident of Polk County and had been a former resident of Sarasota, Fla. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Salem Baptist Church. Surviving are: two daughters, Janet Jones Hewitt of Sarasota, Fla. And Judy Jones of Venice, Fla.; two sons, Charles Anthony Jones of Portland, Ore., and Donnie Joe Jones of Venice, Fla. and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m., at Thompson Funeral Home in Piedmont, Ala., with the Rev. Wayne Rice officiating. Interment followed in Arrington’s Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donnie Jones, Ben King, Benjamin King, David Gable, Danny Miller and Chris Miller. Thompson Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Horace Edward (Eddie) Jones, Jr., age 57, of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, November 20, 1999, in the Cedartown Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Jones was born Dec. 10, 1941 in Rockmart. He was a cook at the Huddle House and a US Army veteran. He is survived by: parents, Horace Edward and Johnnie L. Jones, Sr., of Rockmart. Graveside services were held Monday, November 22 at 2 p.m., in Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Bud Holland officiating. Pallbearers were: Milton Brumbelow, Billy Austin, Bobby Austin, Chuck Austin, Jimmy Austin, and Bryan O’Bryan. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruth Ingle Jones, age 81, of Taylorsville Road, Aragon, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 1999 in a Rome hospital. She was born May 3, 1917 in Bartow County, Ga. She was a member of the Aragon United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Mack Jones; and her parents, John B. and Delphia Kirby Ingle. She is survived by one son, Mr. Michael Jones of Aragon, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Clark of Cottontown, Tenn. Funeral services were held Friday, April 16, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Aragon United Methodist Church with Rev. Steven Usry officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Bond, Don Williams, Paul Williams, David Jones, Kevin Wright, and David Williams. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sam (Mildred) Jones, age 92, of Lindale, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Jones was born Nov. 6, 1907 in Rockmart. She was a homemaker and a member of Lindale United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam O. Jones, Jr., and parents, Lamar Burge and Maggie Fullilove Smith. Surviving are: two sons, Samuel O. Jones, III of Rockmart and Thomas Carter Jones of Clarkston; daughter, Patricia Jones Gore of Woodstock; and four grandchildren. The graveside service was held Monday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m., in the Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Robert McDaniel and Rev. Edward Wadsworth officiating. The family request that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Lindale United Methodist Church building fun. The following grandsons served as pallbearers: Samuel O. Jones IV, Fred Michael Gore, Jr., Brain Paul Gore and Brandon Patrick Gore. The John Jenkins Pioneer Sunday School Class of Lindale United Methodist Church served as honorary pallbearers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Thomas Walter Jones, age 59, of Austell, passed away Sunday, August 29, 1999. Mr. Jones was born in Wilkesbarre, Pa. He is a former employee of Ford Motor Company, having retired with 20 years of service; a former employee of the Continental Can Company in Baltimore, MD., with 17 years of service; a member of the Nelms Masonic Lodge No 323 in Smyrna; a 32nd Degree Mason; a member of the Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta; a member of American Legion Post No. 160 in Smyrna; and a veteran of the Army. He was also of the Methodist faith. Survivors include three daughters, Laura Wallace and Debbie Jones, both of Marietta, and Audrey Lee of Cedartown; one brother, George Jones of Belair, Md.; two sisters, Margaret Ross of Virginia Beach, Va., and Judy Krauklis of Humble, Texas; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m., at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home-Winkenhofer Chapel in Marietta with Father Richard Young officiating. The Georgia Memorial Funeral Park had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Kenneth "Buck" Jones, age 54, of Douglasville, passed away March 13, 1999. Mr. Jones was born July 3, 1944 in Polk County. He was an employee of the Arrow Shirt Co. and a member of Crossroads Full Gospel Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Jones and his parents, Vivian Jones and Odessa Grimes. Survivors include his wife Essie T. Jones of Douglasville, a daughter, Tammy Sutton of Cedartown; two stepsons, Randall Buchanan and Scott Buchanan both of Douglasville, two sisters, Jo Merritt of Cedartown and Lynn Bailey of Rockmart: two brother Melvin Jones of Buchanan and Glenn Jones of Rockmart; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 16, at Crossroads Full Gospel Church with the Rev. J. Wayne Landmon officiating. Interment followed in Paulding Memorial Gardens in Hiram. Pallbearers included Richard Pounds, Jimmy Buchanan, Bobby Young, James Jones, Gerald Jones and Eddie Browning. Benson Funeral Home of Dallas was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Adrian Gilchrist Jordan, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, December 20, 1999. He was born March 3, 1923 in Florida and was an army veteran. Mr. Jordan was also a retired pharmacist. He is preceded in death by parents, Odessa Milton Jordan and Ivan P. Jordan. Surviving are daughter Denna Jordan of Calhoun; son A. F. "Rick" Jordan of Doraville, Ga.; and one grandson. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 23, from Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Ross. Interment will follow in Bethany Methodist Church Cemetery in Camilla, Ga. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Essie H. Jordan, age 98, of Rockmart, died Thursday, February 11, 1999, at her residence. She was born March 12, 1900, in Hall County, GA. She was a retired Rockmart High School science teacher and a member of Rockmart First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy W. Jordan and her parents, James and Sarah Tanner Hudgins. She is survived by: two daughters, Marilyn J. Jackson of Rockmart and Patricia J. Nixon of Doraville; four sisters, Sarah Tankersley and Dorothy Shaw, both of Gainesville, Margorie Morris of Decatur, and Marily Cantrell of Anderson, S.C.; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 2 p.m. from Rockmart First Baptist Church, with Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. The following grandsons served as pallbearers: Olin Jackson, David Jackson, Hal Bradley, Dave Bradley, Jimmy Hughes, Richard Oettinger and Greg Morris. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Georgine Marie Katavolos, age 85, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, April 15, 1999. She was born February 2, 1914 in Detroit, Michigan. She was a member of Saint Bernadette Catholic Church. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Rodney Saucier, both of Cedartown; one brother and sister-in-law, George Donald Bertram and Lori Bertram, both of Seattle, WA.; one sister and brother-in-law Midred and Severino Bagozzi, both of Redford, Michigan; one granddaughter, three step-grandchildren and six step grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mass will be said for Georgine Marie Katavolos on Monday, April 19, 1999 at 11 a.m. at Saint Bernadette Catholic Church with Father Richard Young officiating. Interment will follow at Polk Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruby Marie Hudgins Kato, age 59, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999. Mrs. Kato was born July 10, 1940 in Piedmont, Ala. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jam4es Franklin Cato, Sr., and her father Daniel Marion Hudgins. Surviving are: daughters, Susan Marie Cook, Jimmie Lea Kato and Teresa Dianne Godfrey, all of Cedartown, Teresa Lianne Kato of Rockmart; her mother; Tressie Estell Hudgins; son, James Franklin Kato, Jr. of Rockmart; brothers, Dan Hudgins, Jr., James Arnold Hudgins, Grover Hudgins, Douglas Hudgins; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Dr. Larry Conner and Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Hudgins, Matthew Hudgins, Jerry Ray Hulsey, Jarrod Polinack, Danny Hudgins and Bud Nash. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Aline Denman Kight, of North Augusta, S. C., died Friday, September 17, 1999. Mrs. Kight was a native of Cedartown. Survivors include her husband, William A. Kight; three sons, Duke Kight of Williston, S. C., Rodney Kight and Rocky Kight, both of North Augusta; three daughters, Melinda Carter of Forston, Ga., Libby Rushing of Belvedere, S. C., and Coni Bullington of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Charles Denman of San Antonio, Texas; 16 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, at 2 p.m., from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert H. Ledbetter and Dr. Michael L. Andrews officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Ken Kight, Nick Bullington, Russ Campbell, David Carter, Craig Kight and Dustin Kight. The Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta, S.C., had charge of the arrangements..


Thomas Wesley Knight, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, July 31, 1999. Mr. Knight was born Feb. 10, 1922 in Polk County. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. Knight and Harriet L. Knight. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 3, at 11 a.m., at Graveside in Friendship Cemetery with the Rev. David Jordan officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Vance Voinche, Dean Tanner, David Knight, Joel Knight, Harold Knight and Bill Knight. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Arthur Knight, age 91, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, February 13, 1999 in a local hospital. Mr. Knight was born May 28, 1907 in Polk County and was a member of Youngs Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. R. C. Knight and Ada Bell Kirk Knight; two daughters, Ella Buchanan and Mary Lou Knight; five brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie M. Knight of Cedartown, six sons, W. J. Knight, B. P. Knight, Elbert Knight and Charles Knight all of Cedartown, Johnny Knight of Zebulon and Jimmy Knight of Ormond Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Annie Bell Knight of Cedartown, Bessie Hooker of Cleveland, Tenn. And Velma Weaver of Barnesville; a brother, Emanual Knight of Cave Spring; three sisters, Iris Rutledge and Dot Glenn both of Cedartown and Ida Bollen of Rome; 24 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, February 15, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Wood, Dr. James Guy and the Rev. J. C. Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Stanley Knight, Danny Knight, Anthony Hooker, Eric Weaver, David Knight and Michael Knight. Honorary pallbearers included Darren Knight, Robbie Knight, Larry Knight, Randy Knight, Chris Hooker, Frankie Waits and Ricky Knight. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Phillip "Son" Lackey, age 80, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 1999. Mr. Lackey worked in the pulpwood industry and attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Cedartown. Surviving are: wife, Flora Christine Williams Lackey of Cedartown; two daughters, Dorothy Faye Bruton of Rock Run, Ala., and Kathy May Lackey of Cedartown; two sons, Edward Lackey and Eddie Lackey, both of Cedartown; half sister, Shirley Meadows of Cedartown; sister Ruby Sherbert of Cedartown; brother, Edward Lackey of Jacksonville, Ala.; and half brother, Charles Sherbert of Cedartown; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 13, at 11 a.m. from the K. L. Brown Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Earl Montgolf and Rev. Gene Beck officiating. Interment followed in West Point Cemetery. The K. L. Brown Funeral and Crematory had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Brenda Gayle Rolan Landrum, age 54, of Cedartown, passed away March 1, 1999 at her residence. She was born February 4, 1945 in Floyd County and was a member of Second Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Leone Young Rolan and George Raymond Rolan. Survivors include: husband Douglas Edward Landrum, Sr. of Cedartown; sons Douglas Edward Landrum, Jr. of Tucker, Ga., Chad Ashley Landrum of Cedartown; godson Steve Hunt of Athens, Ga; sister Carol Elaine Tyler of Rome, Ga., and Georgia Lavern Smith of Kingston, Ga. The funeral service for Mrs. Landrum were conducted Wednesday, March 3, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Rev. Bill Heaton and Dr. Larry Conner officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included; Benny Wayne Landrum, Dwain Rutledge, Jimmy Parris, Rodney Tyler, Randy Haynes and Kermit Landrum. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Daisy D. Landrum, 80, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, April 26, 1999 in an out of town hospital. She was born July 15, 1918 in Haralson County and was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company with 28 years’ service. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harvey Landrum; her parents, Carrie McGatha Dentmon and William Jasper Dentmon; and daughter Jennette Estes. Survivors include: two daughters, Joyce McDonald and Helen Chestnut, both of Cedartown; son, Stanley Brumit of Rome; sister, Thelma Teat of Cedartown; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 29, at 3 p.n. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Rev. Herman Mills, Rev. Jerry Buttrum, and Rev. Pierce Ashmore officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eric McDonald, Dan Landrum, Marlin Chestnut, Jerry Cheatwood, David Cheatwood and Waymon Cheatwood. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Henry Clarence Langley, age 84, of Buchanan, Georgia passed away March 4, 1999. Mr. Langley was born September 1, 1914 in Carroll County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper Langley and Henrietta Golden Langley. He was retired owner of L & L Motors in Cedartown and a member of Tallapoosa East Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Hubert Lewis of Buchanan and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 6, from the chapel of Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen, with Rev. Thomas Ward and Rev. Dewey Robinson officiating. Pallbearers included Larry McIntyre, Masen McIntyre, Jimmy Dennis, Charles Dennis, Jimmy McBride, Vance Posey, Jimmy Swafford and Edgar Worthy. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Hightower Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Guthrie Ledbetter, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, February 28, 1999. Mrs. Ledbetter was July 21, 1929 in Cobb County. She was a member of Armuchee Church of God. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmy Guthrie and her sons, Jimmy Guthrie and Steve Guthrie. She is survived by her husband Joseph D. Ledbetter of Rome; one son, Greg Guthrie of Cedartown; two grandchildren, Joel Guthrie and Beth Guthrie, both of Cedartown; one brother, David J. Dupree of Columbia, Tenn.; and three sisters, Sue Morris of Marietta; Yvonne Touchton of Douglas, GA. and Odean Ingram of Centre, Ala. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 2, 1999 from the chapel of Litesey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Izell and Rev. Delton Harne officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Paul Guthrie, Steve Guthrie, Willie Guthrie, James Guthrie, Tim Tuck and Jerry Dupree. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ann Lee, age, 59, of Calhoun, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 1999. Mrs. Lee was born May 31, 1940. She was a member of Pine Bower Church in Cedartown. She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Hackney and Vivian Ivie Scoggin. Survivors include, husband, Charles Edward Lee, Sr., of Calhoun, two daughters, Kathy Waldrup of Lilburn and Sandra L. Wimpy of Calhoun, two sons, Charles Lee Jr. of Lilburn and Steven B. Lee of Calhoun, two brothers, Edward Ivie of Armuchee and William Allen of Buchanan, and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 25, at 11 a.m., from the Pine Bower Baptist Church in Cedartown with Rev. Matt Parkman officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Bower Cemetery. Sons and sons-in-law served as pallbearers. The Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lois Martin Lemaster, age 71, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, March 14, 1999 in a local hospital. Mrs. Lemaster was born May 12, 1927 in Floyd County and was a member of the Church of Christ in Nashville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Prudie McFry Martin and Oscar Martin. Survivors include a daughter Linda Sadler Stariha of Woodstock; a son, Vernon Allen "Buster" Lemaster of Cedartown; three sisters, Vernie Hamby of Cedartown, Hester Wheeler of Buchanan, and Nola Mae "Bolie" McCain of Piedmont, Ala.; three grandchildren; and a great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Monday, March 15, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Coleman officiating. Interment followed in McFry Cemetery in Piedmont, Ala. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Hershel Johnson Lester, age 76, of Temple, passed away Friday, December 24, 1999 at Tanner Medical Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Lester was born October 30, 1923 in Heard County, the son of the late Ebbie C. Lester and the late Mrs. Viola Mae Medlock Lester. He was a superintendent with Rail Way Construction; a veteran of the U. S. Marines, having served in World War II; and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are wife, Jimmie Jarrell Lester of Temple; daughter, Deborah Fainn of Hunterville, N. C.; son, Danny Lester of Villa Rica; two sisters, Hedy Gable and Pauline Cauthen, both of Cedartown; three brothers, Howard Lester and Cecil Lester, both of Cedartown, and E. C. "Cole" Lester, Jr. of Marietta; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 26, at 4 p.m., from the chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica, with Rev. David Marshall and Rev. Steve Swafford officiating.


Mr. Clarence W. Lewis, age 89 of Rockmart, passed away Friday, March 26, 1999 in a Rockmart Nursing Home. Mr. Lewis was born August 13, 1909 in Haralson County. He was a retired merchant and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for over 60 years where he served as a deacon, former Sunday School Superintendent, and former music director. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Steve Lewis. Survivors include his wife Vastie Chupp Lewis of Rockmart; three sons, the Rev. Hoyt Lewis of Rockmart, Curtis Lewis of Rockmart and Freddie Lewis of Aragon, two daughters, Addie Lewis Robinson of Rockmart and Barbara Lewis Peek of Greenville S.C.; a brother Dewell Hutcheson of Tallapoosa; a sister, Clara Carpenter of Aragon; 14 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 28 from the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roger Parris, the Rev. Richard Thomas and the Rev. Marion Longshore officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. James Wisener and the Rev. Ken Lewis officiating. Pallbearers included his grandsons, Jeff Lewis, Greg Lewis, Ken Lewis, Stacey Peek, Clay Peek, Lee Hannah, Randy Hannah, Tim Lewis, Neil Lewis, and Chris Lewis. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jimmie Joe Lewis, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 1999. Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 7, at 7 p.m., in the Like Oak Baptist Church Cemetery in Aragon with Rev. Quillian Millsap officiating. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


John C. Lewis, age 65, of Buchanan, passed away Saturday, July 31, 1999. Mr. Lewis was born Sept. 5, 1933 in Laurel County, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hagar Lewis and Pearly Lewis; and wife, Linda Lewis. Surviving are one son Davis Lewis of Felton; eight brothers, Dewey, Danny, Jim, Silas, Aaron, Carray, Jim, and Michael Lewis, all of Kentucky; seven sisters, Jane Atkins, E. E. Mullin, Gail Lewis, Lorran Lewis, Wendy Lewis, Fay Lewis and Line Lewis, all of Kentucky; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Lindsey officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Mt. Cemetery in Remlap Ala. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jimmie Lewis, age 40, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 1999. Mr. Lewis was born in Findlay, Ohio on April 4, 1959. He has been a resident of Taylorsville for the past three years and was employed by N. G. Gilbert Corporation as a tractor operator. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda Hope Lewis. Survivors include: wife, Mary Angelin Stiles of Taylorsville; sons, Steven Stiles and Matthew Adam Lewis, both of Taylorsville; parents, Jack and Dorothy Lewis of Aragon; sister, Cindy Lewis Smith of Cartersville; brothers, Jack Lewis, Jr., of Rockmart, Bobby Joe Lewis of Aragon and Roy Allen Lewis of Aragon; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 19, at 7 p.m., in the Aragon United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Usry and Rev. Quillian Millsap officiating. Interment followed in the Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Trudie Little, age 66, of Atlanta, passed away Sunday, March 7, 1999. Mrs. Little was born March 8, 1932 in Gordo, Ala. Survivors include her husband Howard Little of Atlanta; a number of brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Funeral services for Mrs. Little were conducted Tuesday, March 9, from the chapel of Stabler Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church in Gordo, Ala. The Stabler Funeral Home in Reform, Ala. was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Myrtle Mae Wester Lively, age 83, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, February 12, 1999. Mrs. Lively was born December 25, 1915 in Polk County. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lively, in 1989. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 15, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gene Beck officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Sam Lockridge, age 86, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, March 26, 1999. He was born February 17, 1913 in Polk County, Ga. He was a member of Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Williams Lockridge and his parents, Oscar A. and Nancy Morgan Lockridge. Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Reba and Paul Daly of Florence, S.C., Gayle and Clark Mercer of Atlanta, and Brenda and Leslie Howard of Cochran, Ga.; one brother, Charles Van Lockridge of Bremen; two sisters, Marie Lockridge and Mary Thompson both of Cedartown; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Lockridge were held Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Arnold officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Martin Mercer, III, Mitchell Mercer, Michael Daly, David Daly, Les Howard, Lee Howard and Steve Gilliam. Honorary pallbearers were nephews of the deceased. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Marian Elizabeth Looney, age 88, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, December 10, 1999. Mrs. Looney was born April 2, 1911 in Battle Creek, Mich., the daughter of Lee W. and Cleo Donna Pearce Smith. She was a member of Basham United Methodist Church, a life member and past commander of DAVA, and a member of the St. Clair Historical Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Looney and by her daughters, Jacqueline Hile and Janet Farnsworth. Surviving are son John W. Looney of Decatur; two daughters, Marica Millsap of Cedartown and Carolyn Nousianeu of Trout Creek, Mich.; brother, Pete Covel of Battle Creek, Mich.; sisters, Kathryn Beeridge of Battle Creek, Mich., Arlene Brown of Punta Gorda, Fla. and Frances Malott of Augusta, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 13, with the Rev. Thomas Elder officiating and Shelton Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Phillip Adam and Matthew Schlaugenhauf, Kevin and Ron Millsap and Sam Clemmons. This announcement is made for the family and friends by the Litesey Funeral Home.


Mrs. Edna Florence Lott, age 84, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, May 27, 1999 in a local hospital. Mrs. Lott was born June 6, 1914 in Heflin, Ala. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include Daughter, Frances L. "Tessie" Lott Peyton of Cedartown; son, Frank "Bud" Lott of Cedartown; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 30, at 3 p.m., from First Baptist Church, with Rev. Cecil Johnson, Dr. Jerry Mahan, and Father Pat Bishop officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Farmer, Harold Tanner, Gus Swafford, Jack Kirkpatrick, Hoyt Dingler, and Tony Lundy. Friends of the family served as pallbearers. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lillian Ivie Love, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, February 7, 1999. Mrs. Love was born August 15, 1923 in Dade County, Fla. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Love. Survivors include her daughter, Jeri Rosser of Cedartown; her sister, Frances Hunter of Lilburn; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 9, from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. James Rosser and the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Beulah Marie Lowry, age 87, of Cedartown, formerly of Alabama, passed away Friday, December 17, 1999. Mrs. Lowery was born on May 6, 1912. She was preceded in death by husband, Elton Lowry; parents, William and Elizabeth Cardwell; sisters, Lolua Rush and Carrie Fowler. Surviving are daughter, Maragem Richardson; son, Bill Lowry of Oneonta, Ala.; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday December 19 from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Chandler and Rev. Barry Boatner officiating. At graveside, Rev. Floyd Crowe officiated. Interment followed in the Blount Memory Gardens in Oneonta, Ala. Pallbearers included Donald Richardson, Randy Richardson, Tim Mosley, Bruce Dunagan, Chad Gardner, Jerome Lowry and Jason Harrell. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Louis Howard Lowery, age 78, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, December 24, 1999. Mr. Lowery was born March 22, 1921. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie Mae and John Robert Lowery, Surviving are wife, Mildred Lowery of Cedartown; daughters, Loretta Bradshaw and Marsha Lindenschmidt; sons, Steven Lowery, Dennis Lowery and Stanley Lowery; sisters, Myrtle Ennis, Lillian Brown and Norman Jean Kalisz; brothers, Hubert Lowery and Bob Lowery; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Bobby J. Lucas, age 60, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, May 17, 1999. Mr. Lucas was born March 18, 1939 in Bibb County, Ala. He was a member of the Lindsay Chapel Church. Mr. Lucas was also a member of the Lozahatachee Masonic Lodge #97, a York Write Mason, member of Yarrab Temple in Atlanta and The Cedar Valley Shrine Club. Surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Jackie Wood Lucas of Cedartown; two sons, Mr. Jim Lucas of Cedartown and Mr. Jeff Lucas of Crown Point, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Ellenburg of Dora, Ala., and Mrs. Jackie Hutler of Birmingham, Ala. Two grand-daughters also survive. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 19, at 1:00 p.m. at Polk Memory Gardens with Rev. Mike Brooks officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sara Hopkins Marbut, age 78, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at her residence. A native of Waycross, she was born January 29, 1921, a daughter of the late Herbert Hopkins and Mae Fields Hopkins. Mrs. Marbut had been a resident of Polk County since 1979, moving here from Atlanta. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church of Cedartown. Mrs. Marbut was a graduate of Florida State College for Women and received her Masters Degree from West Georgia College. As an educator, Mrs. Marbut taught in the state of Florida and Rockmart. She is survived by her husband, Clarence H. Marbut of Cedartown; two daughters, Beverly Ann Davis, Spartanburg, S. C. and Jean Claire Rhan, Sycamore, IL.; one son, John Morris Marbut of Trier, Germany. Six grandchildren also survive. A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 3 at 3:00 p.m. in the St. James Episcopal Church with Father David Kidd officiating. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home of Rockmart had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Geneva Gray Martin, age 86, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, July 9, 1999. Mrs. Martin was born August 26, 1912 in Oaklevel, Ala. She was a member of the Oaklevel Methodist Church in Oaklevel, Ala. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin H. Martin. Surviving are one sister, Clara Weaver of Felton and a number of nieces and nephews. Private funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, at 1:00 p.m., in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel with the Rev. Gray Easterwood officiating. Interment services followed in the Oaklevel Methodist Church Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruby Ganell Mason, age 85, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Mason was born Oct 14, 1913, in Polk County. She was a retired Goodyear employee, a homemaker, and a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Henry Mason; and parents, Fred and Dollie Adams Davis. Survivors are: two sons, Max Mason of Rockmart and Bobby Mason of Rome; daughter, Joan Debarry of Nashville, Tenn.; sister, Gladys Brinkley of Aragon; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 27, at 2 p.m. from the New Prospect Baptist Church, with Rev. Ray Hopkins officiating. Interment followed in New Prospect Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Steve Mason, Mitchell Mason, Darrell Mason, Ken Griffith, Donnie Daniel and Jones Layton. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William B. Mathis, age 90, of the Creswell Health and Rehabilitation Center, Redmond Road, Rome died Friday afternoon, February 12, 1999, following several months of declining health. A native of Bartow County, GA., he was born March 8, 1902, son of the late William Edward and Cora Irby Beasley Mathis. Mr. Mathis was a self-employed merchandise distributor in the state of Georgia and was a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Ruth Alford Mathis, preceded him in death on May 11, 1988, and a sister, Mrs. Lou Cooper of Bakersfield, California, also preceded him in death. Survivors include his brother, Tommie Mathis of Thomson, Ga., three nieces, five nephews, and a devoted friend and his wife, Lovie and Judy Davis, Jr. of Cedartown. Funeral services for Mr. Mathis were held on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home, with Rev. Jack Manfield officiating. Interment followed in the family plot in East View Cemetery. Jennings Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Janie Ruth Noland Maxwell, age 54, of Douglasville, passed away Sunday, January 17, 1999, at her residence. Mrs. Maxwell was born December 7, 1944, in Rome Ga. She was a loving wife, mother and daughter, and a member of Douglasville First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Edwin D. Noland. Survivors include her husband, Chesley Maxwell of Douglasville; mother, Lucille Bray Noland of Douglasville; son and daughter-in-law, Andrew Harold and Robin Maxwell of Douglasville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karalee Lucille Maxwell and William Lewis Perrien, Jenniffer Elizabeth Maxwell and Kenneth Calain, all of Douglasville; brother and sister-in-law, Steve E. and Gail Noland of Lancaster, Pa.; three grandchildren, Jessica Elizabeth Maxwell, Annaiss Lucille Maxwell, and David Kenneth Calain, all of Douglasville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 19, 1999 from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phil Bray officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. The following nephews served as pallbearers: Barry Lanier, Darrell Maxwell, Scott Knight, Steve Knight, Randy Bowman, Todd Bowman, David Garrett, Dewayne Robinson, Brian Harrell, and Roger Knight. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Edward Mayo, age 67, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 1999. Mr. Mayo was born July 26, 1931 in Knoxville, Tenn. He was a member of Mountain City Lodge No. 549 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and attended Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Evett Horne Mayo of Cedartown; three sons, Joe Mayo of Jacksonville, Fla., Jimmy Mayo of Cartersville, and Jessie Mayo of Rome; three daughters, Gwyn Harrison of Surf Side Beach, S.C., Sandy Mason of Bessermer City, N. C., and Gloria Mayo of Greenville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted, Friday, July 2, at 11 a.m., in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Evens officiating. Interment followed in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson, Tenn. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Frances Duggar McBride, 79 of Rockmart, passed away June 4, 1999. Mrs. McBride was born October 21, 1919 in Polk County. She was a retired Fish Creek School employee and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pinkney A. McBride, and parents, Robert Doc and Emma Hilburn Duggar. Surviving are, two sons, Delos McBride of Cedartown and Robert McBride of Rockmart; two daughters, Joan Mitchell of Madisonville, Tenn., and Dorothy Bentley of Cedartown, sister Florence Bridges of Centre, Ala., eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Sunday, June 6, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Reginald Campbell and Rev. Dewey Penson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Glenn Campbell, Ronnie Campbell, Wayne Weaver, Johnny Cline, Bobby McBride, and Leon Mitchell. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. James Larry McBryde, age 51, of Rockmart, died Wednesday, November 24, 1999 in the Bremen Hospital. Mr. McBryde was born July 25, 1948 in Rome. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, James G. McBryde. Surviving are mother, Fannie Mae Baldwin McBryde of Rockmart; sister, Linda Tillery of Rockmart; a niece and a great niece. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Wright and Rev. Lawrence Garrett officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dustin Lindsey, Otis Chupp, Donald Baldwin, Charles Baldwin, Bobby Lee and Jerry Lee. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Irma Jones McCown, age 83, of Glendale, Ariz., formerly of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, April 3, 1999 in Glendale, Ariz. Mrs. McCown was born February 17, 1916 in Carrollton. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of the Rockmart First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Print Jones and Haze J. McCown; and her parents, F. V. and Laura Thompson Horsley. Survivors include a son, Bill Jones of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, George Horsley of Rockmart and Clark Horsley of Rome; five sisters, Lora Borders, Thelma Queen, Vassie Chapman, Nell Forsyth all of Rockmart and Faye Morris of Hiram; two granddaughters, Deani Jones and Genesis Jones both of Glendale, Ariz.; and two great grandchildren, Nicholas Ginter and Michaela Ginter both of Glendale, Ariz. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 8, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with Dr. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ron Lee, Troy Hendrix, Randy Rayburn, Bob Davis, Dan Casey and Ralph Sanford. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Daisy McCollum, age 85, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, December 10, 1999 in the Dallas hospital. Mrs. McCollum was born August 31, 1914 in Paulding County. She was a homemaker, a retired Runell Manufacturing employee and a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elaine and Lula Brown White. Surviving are her husband, Leroy McCollum of Rockmart; son, Sonny Roberson of Rockmart; sister, Lois Bearden of Rockmart; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 12, at the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thomas Argo and Rev. Ernest Fennell officiating. Interment followed in Holly Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dreagon Gilley, Dr. Kerry Bowen, Kenny White, Tommy White, Ronald Curtis and Brandon Fennell. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Carl R. McDonald, age 62, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, March 28, 1999 at his residence. Mr. McDonald was born August 12, 1936 in Floyd County. He was a warehouse clerk with Cleveland Electric. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zach and Evangeline Reeves McDonald. Survivors include his wife, Shirley McDonald of Decatur; three daughters, Teresa Skinner of Covington, Cheryl Murphy of Alpharetta, and Kim Bishop of Covington; a sister, Ruby Fowler of Cartersville; seven grandchildren; and a great granddaughter. Graveside Services were held Tuesday, March 30, from the Aragon Cemetery with the Rev. Kyle Graham officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge eof the arrangements.


Mrs. Jackie Lott McElwee, age 60, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999. Mrs. McElwee was born in Polk County. She was preceded in death by father, Jack Lott. Surviving are husband Bobby McElwee of Cedartown; sons, Bobby Dale McElwee and Scotty McElwee; three grandchildren; mother, Blanche Holland Lott; sister, Nancy Sorrells and brother Wayne Lott. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 8, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church Chapel with Mr. Dub McCoy, and Dr. James Guy officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susan Koman Breast Foundation or the Cedartown Library. Pallbearers were Joey Sorrels, Robin McElwee, Greg McElwee, Eddie Hooper, Bob Hooper and Chance Hooper. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Larry Leo McKibbens, age 62, of Felton, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 3, 1999 in an out of town hospital. He was born May 13, 1936 in Middletown, Ohio and was a member of Valley View Baptist Church. Mr. McKibben was an army veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Franklin McKibben and brother, Billy McKibben. Survivors include his wife Helga Maria McKibben of Felton, Ga.; his mother Southa Ellen Martin McKibben of Felton, Ga., daughters Carmen Elaine Samaras of New York, Susie Fincher and Rebecca Marie Hiett both of Felton, Ga., and Tammy Christine Norris of Cedartown, Ga.; four sons, James Leo McKibben of Cedartown, Donnie Donald McKibben of Felton, Richard McKibben of Felton, two sisters, Rita Hanson of Waco, Barbara McCray of Felton, and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 6, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Agan officiating. Interment followed in Lime Branch Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post #86. Pallbearers included: Mackey Agan, Leroy Hutchins, Jeff McCray, Scott McCray, David McKinzey, and Clark Willingham. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Janice Elaine McLeroy, age 52, of Bremen, Ga., passed away Monday, January 18, 1999, in an out of town hospital. Mrs. McLeroy was a secretary at the City Barn for the City of Cedartown, Ga., and was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church in Bowden Junction. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Ed Acree. Survivors include her husband, Mike McLeroy; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Tim McElwee; a son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Jennifer Guice; a step daughter and son-in-law, Sabrina and Jason Agan; a step daughter, Leslie McLeroy; three grandchildren, Joshua Hunter, Meghan Guice, and Jamison Guice; three step grandchildren, Casen McElwee, Taylor Agan, and Austin Agan; her mother Bonnie Acree; a sister, Susan Brumbelow; a brother, Randy Brown; three nephews and one niece. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 20, 1999 from Harmony Baptist Church in Bowden Junction with Rev. Owen Davis, Jr. and Rev. John Whetstone officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery, Cedartown, Ga. Pallbearers included Shane Brumbelow, Robbie Brown, Jeff Brumbelow, Jason Agan, Clark Farr, and Stephen Cash. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


David T. McMillian, age 53, of Griffin, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at his residence. Mr. McMillian was born November 20, 1946 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Parks McMillian, and sister, Donna McMillian. Surviving are: Anna Wood Weaver of Union City; brother, Laburn P. (Buddy) McMillian of Griffin; five sisters, Judy Ann Eller of Austell, Barbara McMillian and Vannah Edwards, both of Union City, Susan Burrage and Lori Davenport, both of Hogansville. Graveside services were held Sunday, January 2, at 2 p.m., in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Marion Longshore officiating. Pallbearers were: Michael Edwards, Scott Burrage, Tim Burrage, David Edwards, Charles Wood and John Purser. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Miss Tonya McRae, age 23, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, January 16, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Miss McRae was born February 4, 1975 in Floyd County. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ester McRae; and Aunt, Joyce Goss. Survivors include two sisters, Tammy Barnett and Tasha McRae of Cedartown; father, James McRae, and step mother, Hazel McRae; a step sister, Amanda Ray of Centre, Ala.; maternal grandmother, Agnes Winkles, Cedartown, maternal grandfather, Noah Winkles of Cedartown; paternal grandparents, Eloise and Bob Layman of Nevada; two nieces, Jonie and K. C. Barnett; maternal great-grandmother, Vera Sanders; and several uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 19, 1999 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Grady Welch, Rev. Timmy Blankenship, and Rev. R. B. Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ralph Goss, Eric Morgan, Chad Shaw, Chris Shaw, Larry Morgan, and Eddie Dutton. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Charles Meadows, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away May 3, 1999. Mr. Meadows was born on April 2, 1922 in Polk County. He was a retired supervisor with Southern Bell, a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II, and a member of First Baptist Church of Bremen, where he had been a former Sunday School teacher. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack Meadows and Sally Powell Meadows, and his wife, Helen Inell Covey Meadows. Survivors include, three sons, John Meadows of Cedartown, David Meadows and Tommy Meadows, both of Bremen, one daughter, Jane Mitchell of Greenville, S.C., one brother, Calvin Meadows of Marietta, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 5, at 11 a.m., from First Baptist Church of Bremen, with Rev. Herman Parker, Dr. William Clinton, and Rev. Carlton Duke officiating. Interment followed in Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery in Cedartown. Pallbearers were Ray Sewell, Jr., Eugene Posey, Dale Harrison, Mike Thompson, Larry Miller, and Bob Burns. Honorary pallbearers were members of the First Baptist Church Sunday School Class and friends from Southern Bell. The Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Audrey Adam Middlebrooks, age 82, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999 at Valley View Nursing Home. Mrs. Middlebrooks was born in Etowah County, Ala., on November 29, 1917. She was a resident of Cedartown for most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Middlebrooks. Surviving are: sons, Jerry Wayne Middlebrooks and Larry Middlebrooks of Toledo, Ohio, and Billy Middlebrooks of Port Charlotte, Fla., and David Middlebrooks; daughters, Audrey Juanita Kilgore of Green; Linda Johnson of Port Charlotte; and Vicki Sollenberger of Union, Ohio; sister, Delta Blake of Cedartown, Azielee Nations of McDonough, and Mae Farmer of Harbor Beach, Mich.; brother Amos Adams of Rome; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Georgia. Pallbearers were: Jerry Wayne Middlebrooks, Chaz Middlebrooks, Chip Chamberlin, J. Middlebrooks, Mark Primeaux, Jr., Keith Wires and Dan Robinson II. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Valor S. Milam, age 83, of Rockmart, died Saturday, September 4, 1999. Mrs. Milam was born January 18, 1916 in Aragon. She was a weaver and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur C. Milam; parents, John William and Nancy Emily Hicks Shepard; and four sisters, Mary McDurmon, Savannah Shepard, Rossie Carrol, and Louetta Lee. Surviving are brother, Henry Shepard of Aragon; two sisters Blonnie Ingram of Rockmart and Delores Hix of Albertville, Ala.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, September 6, at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Carlton Rogers officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lamar Shepard, Ryan Shepard, Charles Garrison, Jr., Glenn Campbell, Jim Gates, Bill Gates, J. D. McDurmon and Keith McDurmon. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Louise Millhollan, age 83, of Rockmart, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Millhollan was born July 22, 1916 in Taylorsville. She was a member of Euharlee Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, William V. (Bud) Millhollan and parents, James Ballenger and Bessie Mae Davis Morgan. Surviving are three daughters, Virginia Greeson of Rockmart, Eloise Taylor of Aragon and Dot Kent of Silver Creek; one sister, Mary Wheeler of Rockmart; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 12, from the Euharlee Baptist Church with Rev. J. B. Wheeler officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery with Rev. Carlton Rogers officiating. Pallbearers were Alan Moates, David Moates, Dale Taylor, Shane Holder, Chris Chandler and Chad Chandler. Deacons of the Euharlee Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Flora Ethel Millhollan, age 89, of Dallas, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 1999 in a Cobb County hospital. Mrs. Millhollan was born March 18, 1910 in Paulding County. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Jasper Millhollan; her parents, Rev. Emory and Mattie Carter Head; and a son, Sonny Millhollan, Sr. Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Millhollan Hollingshed of Dallas; two sisters, Nora Cason of Rockmart and Christine Reynolds of Villa Rica; two granddaughters, Elaine Davis of Dallas and Dondra Hutcheson of Rockmart; five great grandchildren; and a great great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 8, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Larry Davis, the Rev. Larry Ritch, and the Rev. J. T. Hollingshed officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included David Hutcheson, Bobby Posey, James Turner, Jodie Coalson, Bobby Cason, and Sonny Millhollan. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Charles Mize Miller, age 80, of Rome, Ga., formerly of Calhoun, Ga., passed away Thursday, February 18. Mr. Miller was born November 19, 1918 in Gordon County, GA. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Calhoun. He was a veteran serving in WWII and was retired from the U. S. government. Surviving are two brothers, James Ralph Miller of St. Petersburg, Fla. And Edward Franklin Miller of Rome, GA.; one sister, Mrs. Martha Miller Green of Cedartown, Ga.; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Miller were conducted Saturday, February 20 at 2 p.m. graveside in Fain Cemetery of Calhoun with Dr. Ken Ray officiating., Interment followed in the Fain Cemetery of Calhoun, GA. Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Louise Edge Milligan, age 78, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, December 2, 1999. Mrs. Milligan was born on September 5, 1921 in Polk County. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Edward Russell (Buck) Milligan. Surviving are sons Larry Milligan of Cedartown and Sammy Milligan of Taylorsville; daughters, Martha Shaw and Diane Villegas, both of Cedartown; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 5, in the Chapel of Lester Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Moses Wilson and Rev. Richard Argo officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Martha Ann Moates, age 61, of Taylorsville, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 1999. Mrs. Moates was born October 22, 1937 in Aragon. She was a member of Live Oak Baptist Church and a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dock and Dealie Gober Moates. Survivors include; husband, John A. Moore, Sr. of Taylorsville, two sons, John A. Moore, Jr. of Taylorsville and Joseph A. Moore of Cartersville, daughter, Jacqueline Wilson of Medford, N.J. six brothers, Mack Moates, Hugh Moates, Harvey Moates, Raidon Moates, all of Aragon, Ott Moates of Dallas and Eugene Moates of Aragon, three sisters, Melissa Holland of Aragon, Margie Cramer of Florida and Mary Hall of Taylorsville, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 8, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hoyt Lewis officiating. Interment followed in Pine Ridge Memorial Park Kennesaw. Pallbearers included Ted Moates, Frank Moates, Danny Smith, Bobby Moates, David Holland and Larry Gray. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Doyal Mobbs, age 68, of Rome, passed away Monday, May 3, 1999 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Mobbs was born July 28, 1930, a native of Floyd County. He was a retired power press operator for the Fairbanks Company and employee of the Etowah Senior Living Center of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Ruth Ashworth Mobbs, his sister, Martha Forrister, and two brothers, Carlton and Delmas Mobbs. Surviving are, daughter, Tammy Atcheson of Rome, two sons, Wayne Mobbs of Cedartown and Steve Morgan of Rome, seven brothers and sisters, Dean Loveless and William Mobbs of Rome, Agnes Tenney of Palmetto, Glenda Smith of Lindale, Betty Green of Houschton, nine grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 5, at 11 a.m., in the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home, with Rev. Tal Roberts officiating. Interment followed at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Phillip Atcheson, Duston Fricks, Steve Morgan, Ron Morris, Jr., Danny Jones, and Lane Mobbs. The Jennings Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. This announcement was made locally for the family by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.


Doyal Mobbs, age 68, of Rome, passed away Monday, May 3, 1999 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Mobbs was born July 28, 1930, a native of Floyd County. He was the son of the late Alfred and Ruth Ashworth Mobbs, and was a retired power press operator for the Fairbanks Company. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Martha Forrister, and two brothers, Carlton and Delmas Mobbs. Surviving are: daughter, Tammy Atcheson of Rome; tow sons, Wayne Mobbs of Cedartown and Steve Morgan of Rome; seven brothers and sisters, Dean Loveless and William Mobbs of Rome, Agnes Tenney of Palmetto, Glenda Smith of Lindale, Betty Green of Houschton; nine grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 5, at 11 a.m. in the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tal Roberts officiating. Interment followed at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Phillip Atcheson, Duston Fricks, Steve Morgan, Ron Morris, Jr., Danny Jones and Lane Mobbs. Jennings Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. The announcement was made locally for the family by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.


Rex Edward Moncus, The people who knew Rex Edward Moncus already looked up to him as a leader. Now, they’re remembering him as a hero. Moncus, 18, was at his Adair Hollow Road home with his 16 year old brother Mack early Sunday morning when his neighbor Karen Turner came to the door seeking shelter from her ex-husband. Rex was shot and killed by Ms. Turner’s ex-husband, 55 year-old J. D. Wilson, who also wounded Mack in the shoulder. A Bartow County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Wilson of Lexington, Ky. Mack was listed in stable condition this morning at Floyd Medical Center. At Adairsville High School and Adairsville Middle School on Monday, everyone was wearing green-and-silver ribbons, the school’s colors, in memory of Rex. Outside in the parking lot, an impromptu memorial site was set up. On large pieces of poster paper taped to the ground, students were quickly filling the available space with messages. Flowers, a Bible and photos of Rex with his girlfriend were laid on the pavement. He would have graduated in 19 days. "I heard the shots," Larry Parker, principal of Adairsville High School and the Moncus’ next door neighbor, said during a press conference held Monday at the school. "The police were over there before we really knew what was going on.. I wish the man had come to my house instead of theirs, but Rex and Mack were Ms. Turner’s friends." Parker said he had known the Moncus family since the boys were small. Both of his parents, who were out of town when the shooting occurred, work at the school. "She was new to the neighborhood. They did exactly what I would have expected them to do. They let her in and tried to save her life," he added. "The young man was a hero. He saved the lives of two people. Choking back tears, Parker said he wasn’t surprised to learn that Rex, who was born in Floyd County, acted without hesitation to help a neighbor. "We could talk for hours about Rex," he said. "He was one of the finest young men that ever walked this earth. Anything you could say was great about a teen-ager, you’d have to use those adjectives about him. He was a friend to everybody." "On this campus he was a leader," Parker said of Rex, who was twice president of the Future Farmers of America and co-captain of the baseball team. "He was one in a million. Everyone is devastated." "We’re not trying to explain it, just giving them the opportunity to interact and see each other, trying to find something positive in this to move on with." He said. Moncus was a three-year starting catcher with the Adairsville Tigers baseball team and had plans to attend Young Harris College and pay ball there, although he was not looking for a pro career, his coach said. "He had his life together," said Eddie Chastain, Adairsville baseball coach. "I know he was right with God, first of all. That’s most important. He had plans to attend Young Harris and was interested in studying forestry and also the law. "Rex was a very mature young man and he was a coach’s dream. He was the first one in the Ball Park and the last one to leave," he said. "A fierce competitor." Chastain said Rex’s jersey number 25 will be retired from use by the Adairsville team. A Rex Moncus Memorial Fund has been established at the Bank of Adairsville and planes are under way to establish a scholarship fund in his name at 1st Unity Bank in Adairsville. "She did what anyone would do: She sought shelter in the nearest house,""said Major William Rymer, an investigator with the Bartow County Sheriff'’ Department. Wilson told Ms. Turner he was going to kill her and then kill himself, but she managed to knock his glassed off and run to the Moncus Home. The boys let her inside and called E911 around 12:58 a.m., As he hid in a closet, Wilson held Rex and Mark hostage and demanded they reveal his ex-wife, Rymer said. ""If she had come out, Wilson might very well have shot them all,""Rymer said. Wilson had a shotgun, an unspecified automatic weapon and a pistol on his person when he was shot and had other firearms in his car, Rymer said this morning. Rymer characterized the weapons as a "small arsenal." Investigators have not determined if Wilson was the legal owner of the weapons, added. Ms. Turner is a country music disc jockey for Y-106.7 FM. Her on-air name is Dallas McCade. Wilson and Turner had married in 1991 but divorced five years later.


Mr. John P. Monti, age 65, of Cedartown, GA. passed away March 26, 1999 at his home after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Ercole Monti of California; his mother Isabelle Monti of California; and a sister Nancy Grandstedt of California. Survivors include his wife Virginia B. Monti of Cedartown; two sons, Barry Mills of Cedartown, and Mike (Petey) Monti of California; two daughters, Malika Fandry of Cedartown, and Angie Whalen of Fairbanks, AK; brother Mike Monti of Las Vegas, NV; and numerous nieces and nephews in Georgia and California, and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements for Mr. Monti are made by the National Cremation Society.


Mrs. Ethel S. Moore, age 84, of Cedartown passed away Saturday, April 23, 1999. Mrs. Moore was born Dec. 30, 1914 in Clay County, Ala. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Moore, Sr. Surviving are her son, John H. Moore, Jr. of Silver Creek; one brother, Cecil Short of Lineville, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 26, at 2 p.m. from the Second Baptist Church, with the Rev. Larry Conner and Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


George Malcolm Moore, age 67, of Chickamauga, passed away Thursday, June 10, 1999. Mr. Moore was self-employed in Sewing Machine Repairs, a U. S. Navy veteran and a member of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by a son, David Malcolm Moore. Survivors include wife Martha Thompson Moore of Chickamauga, son, George Stephen Moore of Rainsville, Ala., daughter Lisa Moore of Acworth, sister, Jean Latimer and Dorothy Helen Marquett, brothers, Stanley Moore and Bob Farnaham, three grandchildren, a great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 12 at 1 p.m. in the W. L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Homer Smith, Rev. Steve Ferguson and Rev. Paul Long officiating. Interment followed in Lakewood Memory Gardens South. W. L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home of Ft. Oglethorpe had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Marjorie Ann Lee Morgan, age 81, of St. Pete Beach, passed away Sunday, January 24, 1999, at home. Mrs. Morgan was born in Rome, GA. She came here in 1979 from Atlanta, where she retired as a public school librarian. She earned a bachelor’s degree in library science from Athens College, Athens, Ala., and received her master’s degree in library since from Atlanta Metropolitan College. She was of the Methodist faith. During World War II, she served with the American Red Cross Clubmobile Service through the Army, serving in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Czechoslovakia, and Germany. Survivors include her husband, C. Gray Morgan; a nephew, Deward Waldrep of Watkinsville, GA; and a brother-in-law, Robert Morgan of Gulfport. Memorial services were held Thursday, January 28, 1999 at Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home. Interment was held at a later date in Cedartown, GA. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Bucky Morgan, age 51, of Aragon, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Morgan was born Dec. 14, 1947 in Norfolk, Va. He was a furniture craftsman. He is survived by his wife Fawn Morgan of Aragon; parents, A. C. and Shirley Morgan of Taylorsville; two sons, David Morgan of Aragon, and Al Morgan of Rome; brother, Wayne Morgan of Carrollton; two sisters, Donna Taff and Linda Hilburn, both of Rockmart; his grandmother, Jackie Davis of Norfolk, Va. The funeral service was held Thursday, April 22 at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Danny Tucker officiating. Interment followed in Taylorsville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frankie Womack, Clyde Akins, Michael Borders, Pete Hanson, Rev. Tredaway, Willis Wake, and Scott Smith. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Eleanor Morris, age 78, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, October 9, 1999. Mrs. Morris was born June 3, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was an active member of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church of Cedartown. Surviving are: her husband, Robert C. Morris of Cedartown; two sons, Jim Morris of Cedartown and Robert A. Morris of Dalton; two daughters, Carol Green of Suawnee, Kansas, and Nancy Ellery of Denver, Co.; brother, James R. Gold of Cleveland, Ohio.; 10 grandchildren and two grandchildren. Funeral mass was held Monday, October 11, at 3 p.m., in the St. Bernadette Catholic Church with the Father Pat Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in the Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were: Ray Gold, Joe Ellery, Neil Green, Walt Rupert, Dan Riley and Bob Winkley. The grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles Edward Morton, age 58, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, October 15, 1999 in an out of town hospital. MR. Morton was born February 2, 1941 in Alabama and was a special education teacher with the Polk School District. He was preceded in death by parents, Paulie Kelly Morton and Clyde Morton; and son Charles Jeffery Morton. Surviving are: wife, Norma Ryals Morton; daughter, Tina Keon of Alabama; son, Chad Morton of Cedartown; sister, Pat Marks; brothers, Brent Morton and Bill Morton. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 17, at 3 p.m., from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Buttrum and Dr. Jerry Buttrum and Dr. Jerry Mahan officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were: Darrell Dempsey, Dustin Whitfield, Randy Thompson, Mitchell Ewers, Mark Ruppert, Roy Dickert. Honorary pallbearers was Derrick Owens. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles Edward Morton, age 58, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, October 15, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Morton was born February 2, 1941 in Alabama and was a special education teacher with the Polk School District. He was preceded in death by parents, Paulie Kelly Morton and Clyde Morton; and son, Charles Jeffery Morton. Surviving are: wife, Norma Ryals Morton; daughter, Tina Keon of Alabama; son, Chad Morton of Cedartown; sister Pat Marks; brothers, Brent Morton and Bill Morton. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 17, at 3 p.m., from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Buttrum and Dr. Jerry Mahan officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were: Darrell Dempsey, Dustin Whitfield, Randy Thompson, Mitchell Ewers, Mark Ruppert, Roy Dickert. Honorary pallbearers was Derrick Owens. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Marion Gary "Chip" Moss, Jr., age 21, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, April 12, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Moss was born Jan. 26, 1978 in Floyd County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a 1996 graduate of Cedartown High School. He was preceded in death by his father, Marion Gray Moss, Sr.; grandmother Mary Ellen Kinsey; grandfather J. D. Kinsey; and grandfather Olin L. Gammage, Sr. Survivors include his parents, June and Lynn Gammage and Clair Moss; brothers and sisters, Lisa and Jeffry, Leslie, Olin and Jennifer, Laura and Kelly, Michael and Connie; grandparents W. M. and Joyce Moss and Doris Gammage; nieces and nephews Beau, Kassie, Dustin, Josh, and Zach; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral was conducted Thursday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Mahan, Rev. Wayne Benefield and Rev. Bob Holcomb officiating. Interment followed at the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeffry Haney, Richie Haney, Bradley Miller, Steve Wood, Damon Whittenburg, Robbie Ramey and Craig Kinsey. Honorary escorts were the class of 1996 and other special friends. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Daisy Lee Myers, age 94, of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, April 18, 1999. She was born August 26, 1904, in Rockdale County, Georgia. She was a former Goodyear employee and a member of the Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Autry Dell Myers; her parents, Joe and Minnie Lee White Blankenship; and son, James Myers. She is survived by one brother, Mr. Roy Blankenship of Cedartown. The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 20, at 1 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home, with Rev. Hobart Pierce, Rev. Thomas Argo, and Rev. Steve Carroll officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tim Taylor, Tim Maulding, Steve Williams, Lamar Blankenship, David Burnley, and Billy Rowell. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jesse Lee Myers, age 92, of Marietta, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Friday, May 28, 1999. Mr. Myers was born November 19, 1906 in Hawkensville. He was a deacon of the Congregational Holiness Church of Cedartown and a retired fixer with Goodyear Tire and Rubber. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Marshall Myers and Berth Tatum Myers. Survivors include son, Carl "Pedro" Myers of Marietta; brother, Curtis Myers; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, May 31, at 1 a.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were William Myers, Scott Myers, Jerry Stover, Billy Garner, Joe Hall and Joseph Stover. Jan Robinson was honorary pallbearer. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Frank D. Nale, age 58, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, January 1, 1999. Mr. Nale was born January 5, 1940 in Rome, Ga. He was an Evans Construction employee and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Nale. Survivors include his wife Audie Ferguson Nale of Cedartown, his mother and stepfather, Annie Mae and Joe Redding of Cedartown; five sons, James Nale of Kingston, Spencer Nale of Rockmart, Ralph Nale of Cartersville, Robert Nale of Rockmart, and Eddie Nale of Cartersville; three daughters, Audrey Cook and Patricia Crawford, both of Cedartown, and Elaine Presley of Aragon; seven brothers, Larry Nale of Plainville, Lonnie Nale, J. D. Nale, Ricky Nale, Harold Nale and Joe Redding, all of Cedartown, and John Redding of Rockmart; three sisters, Annie Ruth Womack of Cedartown, Margaret Stephenson of Piedmont, Ala., and Ann Hudgins of Walesca; two stepdaughters, two stepsons and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 3, 1999 in the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Horace Humphrey officiating. Interment followed in Hills Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers included Joe Fricks, Donald Baker, Donald Evans, Eddie Garrett, Billy Bevills, and Bobby Robinson. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Robert R. "Bobby" Nash, age 42, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, December 5, 1999 in a local hospital. Mr. Nash was born November 7, 1957 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by father, Elijah B. Nash. Surviving are mother, Edna Nash Carter; sisters, Norma Ann Nash, Kathy Nash Bell, and Janice Mae Nash; stepmother Janice Patricia Nash; step brothers, Tony Stamps and Kerry Stamps. Funeral service were conducted Tuesday, December 7, in the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Marvin Mobbs, and Wayne Puckett officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Kenneth Easterwood, Tim Easterwood, Terry Bell, Bo Curtis, Ray Jones, and Corey Allred. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Leroy Michael "Doc" Netrick, Phd., age 69, of Darien formerly of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 1999 in Brunswick. Dr. Netrick served in the US Air Force for 22 years, retiring as a technical sergeant. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, an adjunct teacher and Coastal Community College in Brunswick and St. Mary’s, a member of the American Legion in Darien, the Lower Altamaha Historical Society, the Brunswick Gem Society and a member of the Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church in Darien. Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Adams Netrick of Darien; two daughters, Patricia Leming of Madison and Lorraine Abraham of Columbia, S.C.; and two grandchildren. Funeral mass was held Tuesday, Nov. 30, at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Youngstown, Ohio. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris Miranda, Jim Miranda, Bill Mayer, George Adams, Don Leming and Donny Adams. Edo Miller and Sons of Brunswick had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. J. C. Nichols, age 75, of Rockmart, died Friday, February 26, 1999 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born in Cullman, Ala. on September 6, 1923, a son of the late Frank Nichols and Rosie Mickle Nichols, Mr. Nichols had been a resident of Rockmart for the past 55 years. He was a member of the Eastview Baptist Church of Cedartown; was an avid sportsman; and was a retired employee of J. H. Benefield Construction Company of Cedartown. Survivors include his wife Lois Benefield Nichols of Rockmart; one son and daughter in law, Donald and Shirley Nichols of Cedartown; one brother, Mr. Lewis Nichols of California; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 3:00 in the Eastview Baptist Church of Cedartown, with Rev. Reginald Campbell and Rev. Billy Swift officiating. Interment followed in the church Cemetery. Pallbearers included, John and Jimmy Benefield, Marshall Campbell, Kevin Dial, Dennis Matthews, Scott Carden and Darrell Maxwell. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Una Mae Dansby Noland, age 95, of Rockmart, died Monday, December 13, 1999, at her residence. Mrs. Noland was born March 18, 1904 in Belton, Texas. She was a former Goodyear employee, a homemaker, and a member of Rockmart First Baptist Church since 1922. She was preceded in death by her husband, S. J. (Jay) Noland; parents, Robert Durham and Mary Albina Holland Dansby; son, Judge Robert FJ. Holand, Sr.; three brothers, and three sisters. She is survived by two grandsons and three great grandchildren. The Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 15, from the First Baptist Church with Dr. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Glenn Sorrells, Denny Sorrells, Dr. Bob Davis, George Cole, Dan Casey, William Campbell and Russell Upton. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Lee Norris, age 62, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, November 25, 1999. He was born October 2, 1937 in Polk County. Surviving are: wife, Sandra Norris of Cedartown; mother, Imogene Norris of Rome; two sons, Jimmy Norris of Rockmart and Darrell Norris of Americus; one sister, Betty Johnson of Rome. Two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 27, 1999 at 2 p.m., in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel with the Rev. Van McCoy and Rev. Hugh Shaw officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ronald Lee Norton, age 46, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 1999. Mr. Norton was born February 13, 1953 in Polk County. Survivors include: mother Minnie C. Ledbetter of Cedartown; daughter, Rhonda Norton of Alabama, brother; Billy Norton of Standford, N.C.; two sisters, Joyce Freeman and Ruby Beatenbough both of Cedartown. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 3, 1999 at Piney Woods Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Easterwood and Rev. Larry Easterwood officiating. Interment followed in the Fullwood Springs Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Inez Oliver, age 78, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, September 24, 1999. Mr. Oliver was born January 25, 1921 in Dunwoody. He is preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Julia George. Surviving are; three sons, John Ingebrigtsen of Rockmart, Paul Ingebrigtsen of Buchanan and Martin O’Neal Ingebrigtsen of Sandy Spring; daughter, Patricia Gail Craig of Hiltbrand, N. C.; eight grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m., in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel with the Rev. Robin Finley and Mr. Colin Ingebrigtsen officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Cemetery in Dunwoody at 2 p.m.. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruth Osborne, age 69, of Rome, passed away Thursday, March 18, 1999 in a Rome Medical Center. Mrs. Osborne was born September 23, 1929 in Polk County. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Ruby Irene Green Holcombe; and a son, Ricky Allen Osborne. Survivors include her husband, Ed Osborne of Rome; a daughter, Susan Dover of Rockmart; two sons, Gary Osborne of Smyrna and Travis Osborne of Rome; two brothers, Charles Holcombe of Rockmart and Doyce Holcombe of Atlanta; a sister Ann Nation of Cedartown; 11 grandchildren: and a great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, in the Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Stevie Waddell and the Rev. Dewey Atchley officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Phil Osborne, David Garrett, Tommy Tyra, Glenn Norman, Jerry Gossett and Clar Soloman. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. George I. Owens, 90, of Villa Rica, died Monday, November 8, 1999, in Villa Rica. Mr. Owens was born Nov. 28, 1908 in Cave Spring. He was a retired textile employee, a member of Rockmart Church of God, and a veteran of the Army serving in World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Foster and Maude York Owens, and five brothers. He is survived by: wife, Cora Lee Owens of Villa Rica, son, James William Owens of Carrollton: daughter, Dorothy Ellison of Villa Rica; brother Ellison of Villa Rich; brother Joe Owens of Rome; two sisters, Ruth Mull of Rome and Betty Loadholdz of Jacksonville, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Edwards, Rev. Doug Feaster, Rev. Marty Smith, and Rev. John Kiker officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. The following grandsons served as pallbearers: Michael Bishop, Terry Owens, Keith Owens, Ricky Bishop, Doug Bishop and Jason Longstreet. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Vera Ester Pace, age 90, of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, November 13, 1999, in Rome. She was born August 14, 1909, in Paulding County. Mrs. Pace was a member of Yorkville Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Lee Pace, Sr.; parents, Wiley and Dovie Gamble Campbell; two sons, A. L. Pace, Jr. and Earl L. Pace; daughter Maloy Harris. Surviving are daughter Margie Singleton of Lindale, two brothers, Orin Campbell of Draketown and Wiley Campbell of Arizona. Twelve grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Monday, November 15, at 11 a.m., from Yorkville Baptist Church with Rev. L. A. Tapp, Rev. Keith Fennell and Ray Austin officiating. Interment followed in Beulah Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Harris, Russell Singleton, Richard Pace, Eddie Harris, Scott Harris and Dumont Camp. Deacons of Yorkville Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles Michael Pannell, age 46, of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, April 18, 1999. Mr. Pannell was born March 23, 1952, in Fulton County. He was an electrician, a member of the Rockmart Second Baptist Church, and a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles M. and Doris Elizabeth Pannell. Surviving are: son, Brandon Pannell of Conyers; daughter, Anji Pannell of Conyers; sister, Tami Colston of Rome; grandaughter, Tiffany Anderson of Conyers; and a number of cousins. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dan Armistead officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steve Waldrop, Johnny Pannell, Keith Morris, Donald Morris, Larry Morris and Charles Pinkard. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mary Eunice Parham, age 89, of Tucker, formerly of Cedartown, passed away August 4, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Parham was born July 29, 1910 in Bartow County and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are several nephews, great nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 6, at 3 p.m. in the Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Pallbearers were Russell Dobbs, Matthew Wiegand, Jason Dobbs, Joe Quattrini and J. C. Loren. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lonie Little Paris, age 91, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, January 1, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Paris was born in Polk County, November 5, 1907. She was a homemaker and a member of Wimberly Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Franklin Little and Avie Ruff Little. Survivors include five daughters, Myrtle Hunt of Cedartown, Virginia Hunt Blair of Cape Coral, Fla., Betty Massey Doyal of Newnan, Ga., Mardean Massey Garrett of Homestead, Fla., and Louise Massey Thrash of Cedartown, Ga.; three sons, Charles Massey and Henry Massey both of Stockbridge, Ga., and George Massey of Newnan, Ga.; one sister, Ida Dabbs of Rockmart, Ga.; 21 grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Funeral services conducted Sunday, January 3, 1999 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included James Richards, Seth Massey, Robin Massey, Brook Massey, Hugh Green and Jeremy Rutledge. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John M. Parker, age 83, of Decatur, formerly of Rockmart passed away Monday, August 30, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Parker was born November 15, 1915 in Neenah, Wisc. He was a retired Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company engineer with over 30 years in service, a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church in Decatur and a former member of Rockmart First United Methodist Church. He was also an avid tennis player for most of his life, participating in USTA, ALTA, and many other tournaments. He won a silver medal in doubles play in the 80-85 year old division at the senior Olympics in May of 1997 in Tucson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Anne Stadtmueller Parker and parents, Titus and Clara Kendall Parker. Survivors are two sons, Jerry M. Parker and Daniel H. Parker, both of Atlanta; two daughters, Lynne K. Sedgwick of Hanover, Mass., and Sharon S. Parker of Decatur; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m., from Rockmart First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Autry officiating. Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Avary Weldon, Don Tate, David Jarvis, Roger Waldrop, Andy Elrod, and Jack Simpkins. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Rueben Pascoe, age 63, of Cartersville, died Monday, December 27, 1999. Mr. Pascoe was born April 14, 1936 in Bartow County, son of the late Henry Pascoe and Nora Griffin Pascoe. He was of the Baptist faith and the owner of Southern Machines, Inc. Survivors include wife Mary Graham Pascoe; sisters Jane Firestone of Rome, Sue Hightower and Elaine Gregg, both of Cartersville, Ann Wood of Cedartown; and a granddaughter. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 29, at 11 a.m., from the Chapel Mausoleum, at Sunset Memory Gardens, with Scott Painter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Weinman Mineral Museum. Owen Funeral Home of Cartersville had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Donald Eugene Patterson, age 66, of Cartersville, passed away Friday, June 18, 1999. Mr. Patterson was born May 29, 1933 in Polk County. He was an Air Force veteran. He is preceded in death by parents, James Patterson and Jenny Brown Patterson. Survivors include: wife, Betty Jean Patterson of Cartersville; daughters, Vicky Pacetti, Jenny Phifer, Becky Little and Cindy Patterson; sons, Jeff Paterson and Wade Paterson; nine grandsons; two granddaughters and a number of great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 21, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Moses Wilson and Dr. Larry Conner officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post No. 86. Pallbearers included: Bo Patterson, Billy Patterson, Ray Patterson, Stacey Harrison, Bobby Ward and Billy Gibby. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruth P. Patterson, age 96, of Cason Road, passed away Sunday, June 27, 1999. Mrs. Patterson was born June 12, 1903 in Polk County. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Buck Patterson, parents, Alice Bullard Parker and Ross Warren Parker. Survivors include stepdaughter, Faye Shaw, step son, Jim Patterson, and step Grandchildren, step great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 28, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Tucker officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Bobbie J. Paxton, age 70, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, November 19, 1999 at a local hospital. She was born May 28, 1929, daughter of the late Edgar and Mary Ella Paxton. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Cedartown. Prior to her retirement Ms. Paxton was associated with AT&T for a number of years. Surviving are one daughter, Kimberly Reeves of Rome; one sister, Eddie Howard of Cedartown; two brothers, Stratton Paxton of Cartersville and Nelson Paxton of Felton. One granddaughter and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m., from the Parkview Chapel of Fred Talley’s Funeral Home with Rev. Joe E. Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in the Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Fred Talley’s Parkview Chapel Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. This local announcement was made for the family by the Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown.


Miss Edna Artesia "Artie" Payne, age 89, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, November 26, 1999. Miss Payne was born May 24, 1910 in Polk County. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lela Bell Hendon and William Henry Payne; sisters, Lillie Payne, Beulah Payne; and brother, Howard Payne. Surviving are sisters, Jessie Prewett of Cedartown and Emily Cox of Rockmart. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 229 at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with James Nelson and Richard Gibbs officiating. Interment followed in Sanders Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Ledford, Leland Ledford, Evan Ledford, Larry Kuglar, Jimmy Holland and Billy Lundy, Jr. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James "J.O." Payne, age 72, of Sylvester, formerly of Dallas, died Saturday, February 27, 1999 in Albany. He was born January 25, 1927, in Jefferson County, Alabama. He was a retired Lockheed employee with 36 years of service, a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II and served on the U. S. Swearer, a member of William F. Sikes Pose 4825 of the V.F.W., a member of Rockmart American Legion Post #12 for 51 years, a member of Beulah Masonic Lodge, and a member of Poulan Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Monroe and Annie Oletha Leech Payne. He is survived by: wife, Barbara Griffin Payne of Sylvester; three sons, Jimmy Payne and Don Payne, both of Rockmart, and John Payne of Sylvester; one daughter; Marcia Lindsey of Rockmart; one sister, Johnnie Mae Chambers of Mableton; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 3, at 2 p.m. from Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Wendell Rush officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery with Rockmart American Legion Post #12 in charge of military graveside rites. The follow grandsons served as pallbearers; Lt. Donald M. Payne, Michael Payne, Lt. Jason Payne, Jeremy Payne, Matt Lindsey, Patrick McElhaney, James O. Payne III, Drew Lindsey and Jesse Payne. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. George William (Bill) Peacock, age 72, of Rockmart, died Sunday, October 24, 1999, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Peacock was born May 8, 1927 in Rockmart. He was a retired schoolteacher with 32 years service, having taught in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Missouri and Wyoming. He also served as superintendent of school in Cliffton Hill, Mo., principal of Oakdale, Tennessee School for a year, and principal of Taylorsville School for two years. He was a member of the Rockmart First Baptist Church, an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict and a member of Texas Cattleman’s Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, David William and Velma Browning Peacock. He is survived by wife, Catherine B. Peacock of Rockmart; sons, William Lee Peacock of Rockmart, Michael Clay Peacock of Sheridan, Wyo.; daughter, Charlotte Ann Peacock of Rockmart; sister Faye Wolfe of Rockmart; and three grandchildren. The funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Taylor Officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph King, Joe Rother, Howard Moore, Ronald Lovell, Steve Holland, Johnny Summerville, James Raughton, and Dan Casey. Honorary pallbearers included Wally Darby, T. A. Willingham, W. J. Wiggins, Sonny White, John Layfield, Clifton Walters, Ernest House, Rae Herndon, Tim Spencer, Bobby Gurley, Larry Sosebee, and Dr. Harold Moore. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Whit Seals Peterson, age 87, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 1999. Mr. Peterson was born December 26, 1911 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Melissa McGinnis Peterson and E. D. Peterson. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Friday, December 3, from Northview Cemetery with Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Vickie W. Peugh, age 86, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 1999. Mrs. Peugh was born September 26, 1912 in Polk County. She was of the Baptist faith and a lifelong resident of Polk. She was preceded in death by her parents; Elijah and Dovie Wells; and her husband, Isaac Peugh. Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Friday, April 9, in the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh Shaw officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included C. A. Johnson, Ben Weaver, Billy Redding, Rolan Jackson, Shane Smith and Bill Hammond. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Master Mason Lenard Leatherwood Pennington, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 1999 in Rome. Master Pennington was born March 23, 1999 in Rome. Survivors include his parents, James and Crystal Leatherwood; a sister, Kelsey Day Pennington of Rockmart; his grandparents, Jimmy and Joan Leatherwood of Cedartown, Robert and Gail Rooks, Margaret Pennington and Roy Pennington all of Rockmart; and a great grandmother, Willow Dean Brown of Rockmart. Graveside services were held Thursday, March 25, in the New Prospect Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Carlton officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Sandra Lynn (Bonnie) Perez, age 54, of Rockmart, died Monday, February 8, 1999, in a Rome Hospital. She was born August 14, 1944, in Polk County, Ga. She was a retired daycare employee and a member of the Rockmart Second Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ruby Vinson Wilson, and her sister, Wilma Jean Montgomery. She is survived by, one son Mr. Bobby Perez of Macon; three daughters, Mrs. Melissa Newman of Locust Grove, Mrs. Lisa Owens and Mrs. Priscilla Holcomb, both of Rockmart; three brothers, Mr. Dennis Wilson of Marietta, Mr. Riley Wilson of Newnan and Mr. Billy Wilson of Rockmart; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Dawkins of Atlanta and Mrs. Peggy Simmons of Panama City Beach, Fla.; and 16 grandchildren. The funeral service was held Thursday, February 11, at 2 p.m. from the Rockmart Second Baptist Church, with Rev. Archie Streetman officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included; Steve Newman, Lamar Proctor, Edward Holcomb, Ervin Streetman, Cary Owens and Bobby Perez. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lena Opal Pierce, age 63, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Pierce was born in Haralson County on Feb. 17, 1936. She was a retired seamstress with Rockmart Manufacturing Company and member of the Mountain View Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Franklin Roosevelt Pierce. Survivors include one daughter, Diane Stubbs of Cedartown, four sons, Johnny Pierce, Preston Pierce, both of Rockmart, Michael Pierce and Wayne Pierce, both of Cedartown; one foster son, Ricky Lowery of Rockmart; three sisters, Ruby Bishop of Atlanta, Melba Moore and Polly Smith of Lithia Springs; two brothers, Bill Pettit of Atlanta and Herman Pettit of Alabama; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 19, at 11 a.m., in the Mt. Zion East Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Shirley and Rev. John Meeks officiating. Interment followed in the Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Ricky Lowery, Dennis Camp, Scott Timms, Kenneth Timms, Eric Brown and Jerry Hudgins. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Jo Pinkard, age 55, of Bellview Road, passed away Saturday, May 22, 1999, in a Rome Hospital. Mrs. Pinkard was born Feb. 4, 1944, in Floyd County. She was a former Stratton Carpet Mill employee, a member of Oakridge Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Frank and Etta Mae Williams Proctor; son, Johnny Waters; brother, Sonny Proctor; and sister, Myrtle Streetman. Surviving are: husband, Billy W. Pinkard, Sr., of Rockmart; two sons; Eddie Waters and Billy W. Pinkard, Jr., both of Rockmart; four daughters, Patricia Holcombe of Rockmart, Darlene Prince of Cartersville, Dana Pinkard of Rome, and Tammy Trimm of Gadsden, Ala.; one sister, Imogene Dowdy of Rome; 15 grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Monday, May 24, at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Carl Robinson and Rev. Jimmy Pinkard, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Bellview Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Harold Pinkard, Gary Pinkard, Jimmy Pinkard Sr., Harold Proctor, Junior Proctor, and David Pinkard. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Raymond Richard Polenik, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, December 5, 1999. He was born December 28, 1929 in Chicago, Ill. Surviving are: his wife Mary Polenik of Cedartown; two sons, Jason and Jared Polenik of Cedartown; sister, Jean Stercay of Lawrenceville; several nieces and nephews. The Cremation Society of the South had charge of arrangements.


Mr. James H. "Jamie" Prater, age 66, of Cedartown, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999. Mr. Prater was born on May 25, 1933 in Piedmont, Ala. He was a deacon of the Thankful Baptist Church of Piedmont, a veteran of the U. S. Army, a former employee of Western Auto for 25 years, and an employee of the First National Bank of Polk County for 36 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Prater and Annie Mae Huey Smith and sister, Mary Virginia Smith Lovelace. Survivors include wife, Johnnie Ruth Williams Prater of Cedartown; two sons, James Leroy Prater of Denver, Colo. And Michael Lewis Prater of Cedartown; daughter, Connie Sewell of Cedartown; seven brothers, Arthur L. Prater of San Bernardino, Calif., Earl Junior Smith of Longbeach, Calif., William Thomas Smith of Cedartown, Mark Smith and Franklin Lee Smith, both of Rome, Tommie Pope Smith of Cave Spring, and Wade Junior Smith of New Jersey; two sisters, Betty J. Ellis and Barbara E. Green, both of Cedartown; and a grandson. Funeral services were held Monday, September 13, at 3 p.m., at Ware’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Joe Davis and Rev. Homer Bryson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were David Morrison, Wayne Andrews, Andrew McCombs, Doug Bentley, George Wheeler and David Lee. The Wright Memorial Mortuary, Rome, had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Janelle Prather Orr, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 1999. Mrs. Orr was born April 16, 1917 in Cobb County. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Charles Orr, Jr. of Cedartown; a sister, Vera Motes of Atlanta, and four grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, April 1, at Polk Memory Gardens with the Rev. David Grove and the Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Interment followed. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Dawn Michelle Presley, age 32, of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, February 21, 1999 in a Rome Hospital. Mrs. Presley was born November 29, 1966 in Rockmart. She was a former Rockmart Nursing Home employee and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Donald Owen Grow, Sr. Survivors include her husband Scottie Presley of Rockmart; two sons, A.J. Presley and Patrick Cordon Presley both of Rockmart; a daughter, Angel Carrie Michelle Presley of Rockmart; her mother, Dorothy Thomasson Grow of Rockmart; her father and stepmother, John and Becky Meeks of Felton; her grandparents, Jean Thomasson and Lorene Meeks both of Rockmart; four brothers, Donald O. Grove, Jr. of Rockmart; Anthony P. Grow of Cedartown, Matt Meeks of Felton; and Marty Meeks of Cedartown; and a sister Mary Alice Grow of Rockmart. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 24, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Doyle Ricks and the Rev. Billy Thompson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Chris Davis, Darrell Hunt, Johnny Thomasson, Terry Fowler, Phil Thomasson, and Mark White. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements


Mr. Gary Randall Price, age 56, of Atlanta, passed away Monday, June 14, 1999. Mr. Price was born in Polk County on March 14, 1943. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wiley H. (Pauline) Price. He was self-employed. Survivors include three sisters, Evelyn Price Addison, Doris Price McDonald, both of Birmingham, and Paula Price Cox of Cedartown; one niece and nephew. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 16, at 2 p.m., from Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Robert Vines officiating. Interment followed in the Centre Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Robert Miller, Brooks Cowles, Mark Knighton, Ron Cobb, Ed Nugent and Jack Coleman. Honorary pallbearers included Doc Ayers, Britt Madden, Tom Carr, John Mixon, George Waterfall, Steve Gold and Jack Verner. The Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel of Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Herbert Olin Price, age 88, of Silver Creek, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 1999. Mr. Price was born February 14, 1911 in Polk County. He retired from Trend Mills where he was employed as a shipping clerk. Prior to working at Trend, Mr. Price was the former manager of the Green Valley Dairy in Cedartown and the manager of the Atlanta Dairies in Rome. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles William Price and Lula Anthony Price; a sister, Louise Steed Voyles; and a brother, Charles Price. Survivors include his wife, Loyce Elizabeth Doyle Price, three daughters, Martha Mathis of Rome, Ruth Forrister of Rome, and Oline Lloyd of Silver Creek; a son Doyle Price of Cave Spring; two sisters, Lena Spann of Valdosta and Clara Redmond of Cedartown 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 8, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Henderson and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren Huddleston of Commerce and the Rev. Lee Smollar officiating. Interment followed in the family plot in Floyd Memory Gardens. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Parker Privett, age 89, of Bethlehem Church Road, Felton, passed away Friday, May 28, 1999. Mr. Privett was born June 9, 1909 in Haralson County. He was a deacon of Union Grove Baptist Church and a member of the Buchanan Masonic Lodge and the Low Twelve Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizah D. and Drucella Leatherwood Privett. His wife, Nola Walker Privett of Felton, survives along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 30, at 2 p.m. from the Union Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Delmer Blackmon and Rev. Sebern Swann officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Walker, L. C. Walker, Howard Walker, Jerry Walker, Phillip Walker and Lynn Hicks. The Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Larry Lawrence Puckett, age 61, of Norcross, formerly of Cedartown, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Puckett was born Sept. 14, 1938 in Polk County and was retired from Bink Manufacturing Company in supervision and installation repairs. He is preceded in death by his parents, Liddie Bell Coggins Puckett and Newt Puckett. Surviving are wife, Joyce Marie Strickland Puckett of Norcross; daughter, Pam Brown also of Norcross; son, Craig Larry Puckett of Duluth; and a grandson. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Delton Harne officiating. Interment will follow in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Levon Strickland, William Strickland, Charles Haley, Greg Haley, Gary Haley and Ed Cook. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Wayne Hugh Queen, age 55, of Emerson, passed away Saturday, January 9, 1999. Mr. Queen was born January 15, 1942 in Polk County. He was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two brothers, Gordon Queen of Rome and David Queen of Emerson; and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Wednesday, January 13, from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Wright officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Emily Elizabeth Combs Ramey, age 58, of Dalton, passed away Saturday, February 6, 1999. Mrs. Ramey was born June 4, 1940 in Senoia. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a former Queen Carpet employee. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles W. Combs, Sr.; and a son, T. Mitchell Bowman. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Ramey of Dalton; her mother, Mary Shell Combs of Rockmart; a son, Charles Faye Bynum of Dalton; a daughter, Rebecca Martin of Dalton; two brothers, Charles W. "Billy" Combs of Aragon and Johnny Combs of Aragon; three sisters, Joan McCullough of Sandy Springs, Ala., Harriette Garner of Cummings and Julianne Bishop of Rockmart; six grandchildren, Tabatha and Terry Bynum of Florence, Ala., Travis, Nichole and Ashley Smith of Dalton and Mitchell Allen Bowman of Dalton; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 9, from the Euharlee Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Goen, Jr., the Rev. S. Kiley Goen and the Rev. Stevie Waddell officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers included Larry Gazaway, Jimmy Lemke, Alex Briones, Todd Edwards, Javier Marrieta and Robert Combs. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Annie C. Randall, age 92, of Aragon, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at her residence. Mrs. Randall was born July 22, 1906 in Rockmart. She was a member of the Rockmart First United Methodist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution and a retired schoolteacher with 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Randall, parents, Dr. Gabrief Francis Marion and Mollie Nettles Cummings; and daughter, Carolyn Vancil. She is survived by one grandson and one granddaughter, The graveside service was held Thursday, July 22, at 11 a.m. , in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. David Autry officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Cummings, Marion Cummings, Lee Cummings, Karl Vancil and Lowell E. Vancil, Jr. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruth Christine Raper, age 76, of Decator, Miss., formerly of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, October 10, 1999. Mrs. Raper was born April 5, 1923 in Irwin County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown. She is proceeded in death by her husband, James Raper, and two sons. Surviving are: daughter, Judy Judge of Decator, Miss.; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Oct 12, at 2 p.m., in the New Harmony Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in the New Harmony, Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Evie Creel Ray, age 89, of Rockmart, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999. Mrs. Ray was born May 14, 1910, in Ranburne, Ala. She was a retired Goodyear employee, a member of Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church, and a volunteer grey lady at Rockmart-Aragon Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howell W. Ray; parents, Milledge David Anderson and Cornelia McDaniel Creel; son, Travis Harold Ray; and sister, Adrian Cook. She is survived by: sons, Charles Ray of Maryland and Carlos Ray of Hampton; daughters, Yvonne Taff, Latrell Ellis, and Sandra Jarvis of Rockmart; and a number of nephews; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Friday, October 8, at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Hobart Pierce officiating. Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens. The following grandsons and great grandsons served as pallbearers: Johnny Moates, Casey Moates, Jeff Moates, Scott Ray, Duane Wood, Randy Ray, Sean Wood, and Allen Evans. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Russell D. Reed, age 55, of Ellenwood, passed away Monday, December 27, 1999. Mr. Reed was born February 27, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an independent truck driver and a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Doris Dickson Reed. Surviving are wife, Bobbie Jean Barber Reed of Ellenwood; four sons, Tony Reed of California, David Reed and Ricky Reed, both of Ohio, and Dan Barnhill of Morrow; two daughters, Deborah Coble of Ellenwood and Gwen Warshaw of Suwanee; three brothers, Jerry Reed, John Reed and Sandy Reed, all of Ohio; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 29, at 3 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary D. Lewis officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Harper, Scott Warshaw, Chuck Brannon, Kevin Wiggley, John Reed, Jerry Reed and Ronnie Holtgredan. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Emma Clairis Couzzort Reeves, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, February 4, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Reeves was born February 7, 1917 in Polk County and was a member of Bellview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. "Bill": Reeves; her parents, Evie Welchel Couzzort and Thomas H. Couzzort and Thomas H. Couzzort; and three brothers, James, Ernest and Willie Couzzort. Survivors include two daughters, Clair Statham of Cedartown and Vera Gladden of Rockmart; a son William Scott Reeves of Rockmart; two sisters, Evelyn Crabb of Rockmart and Edna Brown of Dalton; a brother, Leo Couzzort; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 6, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Chambers and the Rev. Gerald Dickerson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included the Rev. Michael Edwards, Gordon Wheeler, Barry Bond, Tim Benefield, Jr., Tim Brown and Buddy Couzzort. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Jeanette R. Rehbock, age 63, of Chicago, Ill., passed away July 13, 1999 at her residence following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Rehbock was born April 20, 1936 in Polk County, daughter of the late Amariza Z. Sanders and Elviney Walls Sanders. She was of the Baptist faith, a member of the River Grove Moose Lodge and a former employee of Lewis Zhan Pharmaceutical Company. Surviving are: her husband, Thomas E. Rehbock of Chicago; three sons: Terry Lozano of Chicago, Larry Lozano of California and Bobby Lozano of Arizona; two brothers, J. W. Sanders of Acworth and Kenneth Sanders of Bremen; three sisters, Hazel Moore of Caretsville, Mary Kate Finley and Leva Wisner, both of Cedartown. Memorial graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. in Northview Cemetery, with minister Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home of Rockmart had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Clyde Langford Rentz, age 79, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Rentz was born May 14, 1919 in Polk County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church; a retired employee of Wright and Lopez with 29 years service; and past president for six years and member of the Polk County Historical Society. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde McCormick Langford and Joseph C. Langford. Surviving are: two daughters, Sarah W. Pratt of Marietta and Anita Marion of Sevierville, Tenn.; two sons, Dr. R. Robert Rentz of Cedartown, Dr. Joseph O. Rentz of Knoxville, GA.; sister Frances E. Langford of Cedartown; and eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and five nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m. from the chapel of the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Thelma Jean Rice, age 54, of Breman, passed away Monday, February 15, 1999. Ms. Rice was born November 9, 1944 in Cobb County. She was a member of the Mount Zion East Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Marshall T. Rice. Survivors include her mother, Thelma Rice of Nolensville, Tenn.; three daughters, Tina Rowell and Carol Vines both of Bremen and Patricia Hulsey of Cedartown; a son, Eugene Anderson of Ellijay; a brother, Marshall Rice of Nolensville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 18, from the Mount Zion East Baptist Church with the Rev. Doyle Hall, the Rev. R.B. Hulsey, the Rev. Victor Benefield and the Rev. Ronnie Shirley officiating. Entombment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Pallbearers included, Ralph Johnson, Chris Bacon, Anthony Trawick, J.W. Huett, Sammy Hughes, and Doug Rice. Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel of Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jack Ricks, age 82, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 1999, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Ricks was born May 26, 1917 in Fulton County. He was a retired local business an, a member of Northwest Baptist Church in Atlanta and an Army veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents, John O. and Mary Ann Bowen Ricks. Surviving are: his wife, Myrtle Carden Ricks of Rockmart, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 21, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Max Tucker officiating. Interment followed in Smyrna Methodist Church Cemetery in Dallas. Pallbearers were: Danny Hutcheson, Tim Hutcheson, Gary Woods, Jamie Woods, Lance Woods and Vic Myers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John T. (Bunk) Ridge, age 80, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, January 9, 1999. Mr. Ridge was born March 21, 1918 in Morristown, NJ. He was a member of American Legion Post 59, retired from U. S. Army, V.F.W. Watnong Post 3401 of Morris Plains, and was the former Morristown Recreation Commissioner. He was preceded by his wife Evelyn T. Ridge in 1992. Survivors include two sons, John T. Ridge, Jr., of Hobe Sound, Fla., and William C. Ridge of Hopatcong, N.J.; a daughter, Margaret A. Ruppert of Cedartown, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 13, 1999 from the Church of Assumption, Morristown, N.J.. Interment followed in the Holy Rood Cemetery, Morristown, N.J. A local memorial service is planned for a later time and date. Doyle Funeral Home and Litesey Funeral Home in cooperation have charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Eva Pittman Rish, of Columbia, S.C., formerly of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, February 13, 1999 at a hospital in Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Susan Mullis Pittman; two brothers, Clarence and Irvin Pittman; and five sisters, Laura Mull, Annie Lou Kelley, Lucille Dixon, Vera Williamson, and Willie Mae Stephens. Local survivors include two brothers, Bob Pittman and Damon Pittman both of Cedartown. Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 22, at the Thompson Funeral Home in West Columbia, S.C. at 2 p.m.. This local announcement was made for the family by Gammage Funeral Home.


Mrs. Ethel Iv Roberson, age 75, of Cedartown, Ga. Passed away Wednesday, February 17, 1999, in an out of town hospital. She was born December 4, 1923 in Haralson County. She was preceded in death by her husband John F. Roberson and parents Nellie Cates Smith and Henry Smith. Survivors include: daughters Janice Buttram, Peggy Barnett, Brenda Reddish, and Rhonda Norton, all of Cedartown, GA.; sons Doyce Roberson and Ricky Roberson, both of Cedartown, GA.; sisters Nora Palmer and Clara Woods, both of Cedartown, GA.; 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 2 step-great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Roberson were conducted Friday, February 19, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Livingston, Rev. Joey Morton, and Rev. Phillip Smith officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Darrell Chastain, Roscoe Reddish, Jerry Palmer, Roy Woods, Jerry Woods, and Frankie Woods. Honorary pallbearers were; Rodney Chastain, Eric Barnett, Brandon Barnett, Sammy Smith, Lorenzo McCluskey and Dennis Palmer. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Jewell Gaylor Roberts, age 78, of Cedartown, GA., passed away Friday, January 15, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Roberts was born May 3, 1920, in Polk County and was a member of Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church of Macon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Roberts; and parents, Hattie McInvale Gaylor and Andrew F. Gaylor. Survivors include tow daughters, Judy Martin of Macon and Mary Pritchett of Kennesaw, Ga.; two sons, Ray Hilburn of Cumming, Ga., and Tommy Roberts of Roswell, Ga.; two sisters, Cecil Mann of Cedartown and Ester Phillips of Rockmart; three brothers, Donald Gaylor of Cedartown, Cooper Gaylor of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Ralph Gaylor of Cedar Bluff, Ala. Nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 18, 1999 from the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Jarrell Dickerson officiating. Interment followed in Macon Memorial Park, Macon, Ga. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jessie Cleo Robinson, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, January 3, 1999 in a local hospital. Mr. Robinson was born September 29, 1917 in Heard County. He retired from Croker Hardware and Supply as a clerk. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ida Lee Smith Robinson and Grover Cleveland Robinson. Survivors include his wife Minnie Ester Rice Robinson of Cedartown; a daughter, Ann Payne of Cedartown; four sisters, Ruby Lee Warlick of Talledega, Ala., Cliffie Shaner of Wetumpka, Al., Lorene McCloud of Montgomery, Ala., and Nina Meeks of Wetumpka, Ala.; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 4, 1999 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Daniel officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included the Brewster-Cleveland post #86. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Louise Gribble Robinson, age 82, of Aragon, passed away Sunday, May 23, 1999, in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Robinson was born Sept. 30, 1916, in Polk County. She was a member of the Flint Hill Baptist Church and a retired United Merchants and Integrated Products employee. Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Allie Yarbrough Gribble: and brother, Ralph Gribble. She is survived by daughter Jhonette Argo of Aragon, two grandchildren and one great grandson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Davis and Rev. Willard Willis officiating. Interment followed in the Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers were; Jeff Hughes, Billy Bennett, Ray Roberson, Charles Brooks, Riley Gribble and Danny Ashley. Honorary pallbearers were; Glenn Yarbrough, Arthur Ballenger, Noble Brumbelow, Emory Brownlow, and Ricky Bennett. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Mr. Early Rogers, Jr., age 70, of Sasser, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Mr. Rogers was a native of Polk County and a resident of Sasser since 1962. He was a retired agribusiness salesman, a former employee of Sasser Fertilizer and Locke Farm Center and a member of Sasser Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Rogers, Sr. and Shirley Cocker Rogers; his wife, Velma Smith Rogers. Surviving are: four sons, Early Rogers, III of Charleston, S.C., Steve Rogers of Americus, Randy Rogers of Leesburg and Tim Rogers of Edison; daughter, Judy Mathis of Albany; two sisters, Virginia Surrett of Atlanta and Dorothy Spencer of Greenville, N.C.; seven grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, December 3, at the Harvey Funeral Home in Dawson, with the Rev. Wallace Willis and Rev. Steve McLeod officiating. Interment followed in the Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Harvey Funeral Home of Dawson had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Joy F. Rogers, age 77, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 1999 at an Abilene, TX hospital. Mrs. Rogers was born July 12, 1921 in Ballinger. She married Ray L. Rogers on September 19, 1936 in Stamford. He died April 18, 1989. Mrs. Rogers had been a lifetime resident of Breckenridge, was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Breckenridge and a member of the Martha Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Cindy Cox in 1981; one sister, one brother and three grandsons. Survivors include a daughter, Raylene Darnell Knight of Cedartown; a son, Dick Rogers of Graham, TX; one sister Jewell Loraine McIlroy of Lubbock, TX; and seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews survive. Funeral services were held Friday, January 8, 1999 at the First Baptist Church of Breckenridge with Rev. Cecil Harper officiating. Interment followed in the Hart Cemetery under the direction of Melton Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, Bates Chapel of First Baptist Church of Breckenridge, or to the American Cancer Society. This local announcement was made for the family by the Gammage Funeral Home.


Mr. Homer W. Roland, passed away Monday, March 22, 1999 in Gulf Pines Hospital. Mr. Roland, a native of Centre, Ala., had been a longtime resident of Cedartown and worked for Goodyear Cotton Mill. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, Clarence H. Roland of Overstreet, Fla. And Jim Roland of Smyrna; a daughter, Mildred (Micki) Scott of Kennesaw; four sisters, Fannie Wood of Cedartown, Julia Wallace, Evelyn O’Donnell, and Dot Robertson all of Gadsden, Ala.; a brother Lynn Roland of Gadsden; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Thursday, March 25, at Highland Cemetery in Piedmont, Ala. with the Rev. James O. Wallace officiating. Interment followed. Comforter Funeral Home of Port St. Joe, Fla. Was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Natalie Rotondo, age 85, of Basking Ridge, N.J., passed away Friday, May 7, 1999. Mr. Rotondo was born Dec. 25, 1913, in Far Hills, N.J. He was a retired machinist, of the Catholic faith, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Madeline Caruso Rotondo. Surviving are; brother, Patrick Rotondo of Middlesex, N.J.; four sisters, Margarita Renga of Palm Harbor, Fla., Toni Delle Poali of Weekiwachee, Fla., Gloria Johnson of Bridgewater, N.J. and Dolores Urban of Palm Harbor, Fla. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 12, at 11 a.m. from the Rose Hill Cemetery with deacon Eric Hill officiating. Pallbearers were: Dewayne Thomas, Doyal Thomas, David Head, Daniel Head, Sharon Robinson, and Ronald Robinson. Freeman Harris Had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Roy Steven Rushing, age 56, of Cedartown, passed away July 21, 1999. He was born February 21, 1943 in Floyd County. Survivors include a son Bart Rushing of Cedartown, a daughter April Chandler of Tallapoosa, a sister Gloria Harpe of Cedartown, and a brother Lamar Rushing of Cedartown. A number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held last Friday, July 23 at Youngs Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Wood officiating. The National Cremation Society had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles D. Russel, Jr., age 73, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 1999. Mr. Russell was born in Polk County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecil Tanner Russell, and parents, Gussie Rainwater Russell and Charles Dee Russell, Sr. Surviving are son, Michael "Steve" Russell of St. Simons and a granddaughter. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 30, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Moses Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Bobby Puckett, Jeff Cornwell, Brian Lanham, Buck Lanham, Justin Cornwell and Michael "Steve" Russell. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ned Cornelius Sanders, age 64, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, January 21, 1999. Mr. Sanders was born April 26, 1934 in Polk County and was a retired weaver with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe W. Sanders; a brother, Edward Sanders; and a sister Helen Cash. Survivors include a daughter, Connie McElwee of Cedartown; a son, Nick Sanders, Jr. of Cedartown; his mother, Vera Shaw Sanders of Cedartown; two sisters, Agnes Winkles and Evelyn Goodsell both of Cedartown; three brothers, Sherman Sanders and William Sanders both of Cedartown and Lowell Sanders of Tallapoosa; and a grandson, Zack Sanders of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 23, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Sanders and Mr. Leo Hamrick officiating. Interment followed in Northview cemetery. Pallbearers included Wayne Blankenship, Earl Blankenship, Timmy Blankenship, Scott Blankenship, Rick Nance and James Schiek. Alternate pallbearers included James Calloway and Joey Morton. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Willie Cauthen Sanders, age 87, of Buchanan, passed away March 19, 1999. Mrs. Sanders was born March 31, 1911 in Haralson County. She was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Kitty Murphy Cauthen; and her husband, Madison M. Sanders. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Dennis of Bremen and Darlene Weaver of Cedartown; a son, Charles Sanders of Buchanan; a sister, Vera Mize of Buchanan; a brother, William Cauthen of Buchanan; nine grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 21, from the chapel of the Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen with the Rev. Wayne Morris officiating. Interment followed in Mount Vernon Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Mitch Dennis, Derek Dennis, Brian Gilmore, Stephen Garner, Barry Weaver, Joe McClendon, Ricky Sanders and Jared Muse. Hightower Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Alfred Sanford, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at a local hospital. Mr. Sanford was born October 3, 1934 in Alabama. He was a truck driver with J & S Trucking and a veteran of the Army. He was preceded in death by parents, Annie Soviller Jones Sanford and Joe Sanford. Surviving are wife Pauline Wooten Sanford and daughters Teresa Sanford and Shea Guzman; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 4, from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Rocky Calvert officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Farmer, Hobert Wooten, Shuney Wooten, Chey Hamilton, Danny Chastaine and Wayne Clonts. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Dr. Gloria M. Shatto, Berry College’s sixth president passed away Sunday, June 13, 1999 in Rome. Dr. Shatto served as the college’s president from January 1, 1980, until her retirement on May 31, 1998, when she became president emerita. At the time of her appointment, she was the first woman to serve as president of a college or university in Georgia. "Gloria Shatto was a dear friend and a mentor to me personally, and she was a great leader at Berry College for two decades," said Dr. Scott Colley, Berry president. "All of us will miss her. She created a legacy at Berry College that will last." Previously, Dr. Shatto had served as George R. Brown Professor of Business and Economics at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Before going to Trinity as a distinguished professor in 1977, she served for four years as associate dean and professor of economics at Georgia Tech'’ College of Management. Earlier, she was associate professor of economics at the University of Houston. A native of Houston, Texas she earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in economics at Rice University in Houston, and she taught for four years in the Houston public schools. She held a position in market research for Exxon (the Humble Oil and Refining Company) in Houston and later earned her doctorate in economics at Rice. Her honors and fellowship include Phi Beta Kappa (Rice University), American Association of University Women Fellowship, and Organization of American States Fellowship. She was named by Georgia Tech students as the "Outstanding Administrator" in 1974, Rice University named her "Distinguished Alumna" in 1987. In 1994, she was named as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s "100 Most Powerful and Influential Georgians." "Gloria Shatto will be dearly missed," said A. W. "Bill" Dahlberg, chairman and CEO of the Southern Company. "She was a dynamic woman of great vision and a dedicated board member who has helped both Georgia Power and Southern Company grow and succeed through her outstanding service." During Dr. Shatto’s tenure as president, Berry received academic accolades as well as recognition as one of American’s best values in higher education: 11 listings in U. S. News and World Report’s "America’s best College’s" seven listings in Peterson’s Competitive Colleges: Top Colleges for Top Students, a listing in The New York Times "Best Buys in College Education," and six consecutive listings in Money magazine’s "The 100 Best College Buys." Under her leadership a strategic planning effort that focused on the college’s mission of academic achievement, student work opportunity, and religious life opportunities resulted in 2002 Centennial Vision, the college’s strategic plan. Dr. Shatto is survived by her husband, Robert J. Shatto, a graduate of the University of Houston and a retired electrical engineer, and two sons, Donald and David. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Robert and Gloria Shatto Scholarship Fund at Berry College. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999 in the Berry College Chapel.


Mr. Harlon M. Shaw, age 79, of Cedartown, passed away at his residence on Friday, June 18, 1999. Mr. Shaw was born May 22, 1920 in Floyd County. He was a member of the Rehoboth Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was employed in the motor pool of the Anniston Army Depot. He is survived by his wife Jeanette Lindsey Shaw of Cedartown; daughter, Carroll Jennings of Cedartown; son, Wayne Shaw of Cedartown; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Sunday, June 20 at 2 p.m., from the Rehoboth Cemetery with Rev. David McKinzie and Rev. Herman Lindsey officiating. The Cole Funeral Home of Cave Spring was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Adolphus Monroe Shaw, age 88, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday Sept. 7, 1999. Mr. Shaw was born on July 9, 1911 in Thomaston, Ga. He was a deacon of Lime Branch Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by: parents, Elijah J. Shaw and Ruth Starnes Shaw. Surviving are wife, Annie Wray Shaw of Cedartown; two sons, Charles Monroe Shaw of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Melton Russell Shaw of Alameda, Calif.; two brothers, E. J. Shaw of Americus and Rutherford Shaw of Sebring, Fla.; sister, Betty Daniels of Moultrie; two granddaughters and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Self officiating. Interment followed in the Lime Branch Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Elizabeth Shaw, age 88, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 1999. Mrs. Shaw was born September 14, 1910. She was a member of the Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel W. Shaw, and two children, Jimmy Shaw and Frances Shaw. Surviving are a son Tommy Shaw; two grandchildren and one great grandchild, all of Cedartown. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 10, at 11 a.m. from the Lester C. Litesey Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Arnold officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Herndon, Wilburn Brown, Ronnie Worthington, Larry Johnston, Marshall Thaxton and Tommy Shaw, Jr. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Cecil Howard Shellhorse, 64, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, June 10, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Shellhorse was born May 30, 1935 in Polk County. He was an employee of the Litho Department of US Can and a member of Second Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Inez Hulsey Shellhorse; stepmother, Alice Johnson Shellhorse; and two sisters, Martha Hobbs and Ann Bradley. Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Wright Shellhorse of Cedartown; father, Ed Shellhorse of Bainbridge; son and daughter-in-law Brad and Kim Shellhorse of Cedartown; granddaughter, Megan Shellhorse of Cedartown; grandson, Blake Shellhorse of Cedartown; sister, Sue Johnson of Columbus; brothers, David Shellhorse of Temple and Myers Shellhorse of Lindale; step-sister, Carolyn Cloud of Bainbridge; step-brothers, Cecil Johnson of Columbus, Loren Johnson and Harry Johnson, both of Bainbridge, and Thomas Johnson of Pensacola, Fla. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 13, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Rev. Royce Campbell and Rev. Billy Frasier officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were, Tommy Diamond, Doyle Lanham, Joe Doyle Lanham, Jim McWilliams, Steve Rush and Gene Sorrells. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Seals W. Shiflett, age 69, of Glencoe, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 1999. Mr. Shiflett is survived by his wife, Bess Shiflett; children Don Shiflett of Rome, Tammy Bowman of Cedartown, Kim Ortiz of Dalton, and April Shiflett; stepsons Joel Lankford of Cedartown, Scott Lankford of Cedartown and Mike Lankford of Chapel Hill, N.C.; sister Frances Shiflett Hicks of Cedartown; three grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 30, at 3 p.m. at the Cedartown Church of God with Terry Hicks and Scott Lankford officiating. Interment followed at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dan Stevens, Lamar Keeling, Ted Broadway, Scott Lankford, and Wayne Davenport. Honorary pallbearers included Edgar Keeling, Joe Keeling and members of the Cedartown Church of God. The Village Chapel Funeral Home of Gadsden, Ala., had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Thomas Shirey, age 18, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Shirey was born October 31, 1980. He was employed by Phillips Flooring. Survivors include: daughter, Hannah Grace Shirey; mother and stepfather, Linda and Duane Brinson; father, J. Frank Shirey; sisters, Amanda Dawn Johnson, Rhonda Jo Berlin, Gina Marie Brinson; brothers, Ronald J. Shirey, Frank Lamar Shirey, Gilbert Wayne Shirey, Randall Todd Shirey, Joshua Adam Brinson and Duane Allen Brinson, Jr.; maternal grandparents, George and Ruth Mullins; paternal grandparents, Nell Ruth Shirey. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. from Shiloh Baptist Church, with Rev. Earl Mongolf and Rev. R. B. Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in a private family cemetery. Pallbearers were: Joey Ledbetter, Matt Hughes, Tim Stroup, Stewart Gabskie, Chuck Dyer, Wayne Lee, Keith Shirey, Wayne Camp and John Blalock. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Mr. Archie B. Short, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 1999. Mr. Short was born March 20, 1924 in Lincoln, Ala. He was a retired mechanic and Army veteran. He was preceded in death by parents, Pauline Purser Short and Andrew Short. Survivors are: two daughters, Leisa Smith of Franklin and Marcie Pruitt of Cedartown; son Marty L. Short of Cedartown; brother, Kenneth Short; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 13, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Rev. Rodney Wilburn and Rev. Phillip Smith officiating. Pallbearers included Richard Corn, Scott Wheeler, Gene Short, Willie Short, Roy Short and Larry Wheeler. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Arlon Travis Sims, age 61, of Rockmart, died Tuesday, February 2, 1999, at his residence. He was born January 3, 1938, in Etowah County, Ala. He was a retired consolidated freight employee and a thirty-year member of teamster local #728. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eddene Barlett Sims; parents, Henry and Jesse Irene Stone Sims; infant son, and two brothers. He is survived by: wife, Mrs. Wanda Estes Sims of Rockmart; two daughters, Ms. Rhonda Crunkelton of Silver Creek and Mrs. Sandra Wilhite of Cartersville; three grandchildren, Shelia Crunkelton, Michael Crunkelton, and Stacy Crunkelton, all of Silver Creek; one great grandson, Cody Edwards of Silver Creek; four brothers, Mr. Audrey D. Sims, Mr. James Edward Sims, Mr. Coleman Dale Sims, all of Boaz, Ala, and Mr. Gene (Bud) Sims, of Rome; nine sisters, Mrs. Delores Lemons, Mrs. Evelyn Reynolds, Mrs. Judy Porter, all of Gadsden, Ala., Mrs. Louise Greer, Mrs. Shelby Jean Kilgo, Ms. Bonnie Sims, all of Boaz, Ala., Mrs. Elwanda Horton of Attalla, Ala., Mrs. Dora V. Clemons of Panama Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Sue Maton of Dallas. Funeral services were held Friday, February 5, at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. James Perigo officiating. Interment followed in Live Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers included Larry Cole, Barry Moulder, Harvey Smith, Teddy Sims, Kevin Kilgo, and Shane Sims. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James E. (Uncle Hopper) Singley, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, July 2, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Singley was born March 31, 1925 in Newton County. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Singley, and his parents, Dolly Thaxton Singley and George Lee Singley. Survivors include, daughter Wanda Smith and Donna Whit, both of Tifton, sisters, Bobbie Cile Rosser of Cedartown and Emily R. Stinchcomb of Covington, and brother George W. (Billy) Singley of Stockbridge, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 4 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. James L. Rosser officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens with full military rites conducted by Brewster Cleveland Post No. 86. Pallbearers were Tim Stinchcomb, Tony Stinchcomb, Doodle Stinchcomb, Jimmy Rosser, Jeremy Glover, Micha Glover, T. J. Stroup, Po Stinchcomb. Honorary pallbearers was Edward Eason. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Alice Adel Slaughter, 81, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, June 19, 1999. Mrs. Slaughter was born September 17, 1912 in Polk County. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by husband, Willie Frederick Slaughter, and parents, Laura Cook Young and T. J. Young. Survivors include: son, George E. Lee Slaughter of Cedartown; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 22, at 4 p.m., from Southside Baptist Church, with Rev. Moses Wilson, Rev. J. C. Robinson and Dr. James Guy officiating. The interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Byron Slaughter, Jason Slaughter, Billy Redding, Roland Jackson, Doug Bentley and Larry Bentley. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Buddy E. Smith, 65, of 641 Wilshire Avenue, Marietta, passed away Friday, July 30, 1999, in an out of town hospital. Mr. Smith was born April 16, 1934 in Cherokee County, Ala. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacquline Chandler Smith; parents, Bessie Mae Ferguson Smith and Charlie B. Smith; sisters, Betty Faye Mitchell, Edna R. Waters; brother, Charles W. Smith. Surviving are: daughter, Cheryl Land of Marietta; and sister, Dixie Lewis of Cedartown; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m., at Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were: Clyde Lewis, Ricky Lewis, Herbert Lewis, Jr., Tonny Gravett, Ron Pruett and Mike Farmer. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Elemuel L. Smith, age 89, of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 1999. Mr. Smith was a member of Maple Avenue Methodist Church in Marietta and a retired employee of Lockheed. Survivors include, wife, Malline Smith, two sons, E. L. Smith, Jr., of Athens and Bob Smith of Powder Springs, two sisters, Vera Lockridge of Cedartown and Margaret Locke of Warren, Mich., four grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 25, at 11 a.m., at Maple Avenue Methodist Church in Marietta with Rev. George Wannamaker and Marcy Hardy officiating. Interment followed in Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta. Contributions may be given to the Maple Avenue Methodist Church, 63 Maple Avenue, Marietta, GA 30060. The Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home of Marietta had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ernest Lee Smith, Sr., age 54, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, June 4, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Smith was born August 9, 1944, in Atlanta. He was a retired construction worker and a member of House of Prayer in Douglasville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Crawford and Willie Mae Warren Smith and one son Ernest Lee Smith, Jr. Surviving are wife, Marie Smith of Cedartown, son, Willie Clifford Smith, Sr., of Cedartown, daughter, Willie Mae Ramsey of Cedartown and eight grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, June 7 from the New Prospect Baptist Church with the Sister Frances George officiating. Pallbearers were James Warren, Jessie Ramsey, Benny Warren, Gaston Warren, Billy J. Warren, Toney Warren, Timmy Myers and Bradley Holcomb. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. James Wilburn Smith, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away April 7, 1999 following a brief illness. Surviving are his wife Betty Strickland Smith of Cedartown; three sons, Marcus B. Smith of Cedartown, Jim Smith of Roswell, and Wes Smith of Alpharetta, Ga.; two sisters, Brenda Wells of Snellville and Sheila Bearden of Roswell; two brothers, Randall Smith of Roswell and Gary Smith of Canton, Ga.; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 10, 1999 in the chapel of the Northside Funeral Home of Roswell, Ga. at 11 a.m. This announcement was made locally for the family and friends by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown.


Mrs. Sueko F. "Sue" Smith, age 67, of Silver Creek, passed away Saturday, October 9, 1999 in a local hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Smith was born in Fukuoka, Japan on Feb. 21, 1932, daughter of the late Yasuji and Taka Fakunaga. She was a retired employee of General Electric in Rome following 17 years of employment and a member of the Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. Survivors include: a daughter, Martha Smith Rogers of Lindale; four sons, Bobby "B.J." Smith of Rockmart, Wendell Smith of Rome, James Smith of Lindale and Steve Smith of Silver Creek; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 12, at 2 p.m., at the Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church with Dr. Phillip May and the Rev. Floyd Battles, Sr. officiating. Interment followed in the family plot in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.


Joseph Smith, 74, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 1999. Mr. Smith was born February 24, 1925 in Pratt City, Ala. He was a member of the Baptist faith and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Greenwood Cemetery, with the Rev. G. B. Richards officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Myrtle Ethel Smith, age 88, of Cedartown, passed away March 24, 1999 in an out of town hospital. She was born September 18, 1910 in Polk County and was a member of First United Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Smith, parents Eva Jacobs McElroy and Andy McElroy, and sons Jerry Wayne Hulsey and Charles Ray Hulsey. Survivors include; daughters Joyce Osborne, Karolyn Rao, and Angela Smith all of Cedartown; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Smith were conducted Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Smith, Rev. Joe Edwards, and Rev. James L. Rosser officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Timms, Eugene Whittaker, Kenny Koone, Gene Womack, Johnny Cagle, and Christopher Mobbs, Jr. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Robert Lee Smith, age 74, of Aragon, died Friday, February 12, 1999 at his residence. He was born June 23, 1924 in Aragon, GA. He was a retired Goodyear supervisor, a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II serving on the battleship USS New Jersey, a member of Rockmart American Legion Post #12, and a member of Aragon United Methodist Church, where he served as chairperson of the Board of Trustees and in the food pantry ministry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Henry and Elizabeth Tregalow Smith. He is survived by: his wife, Mrs.Frankie Wills Smith of Aragon; three sons, Darrell Smith of Rockmart, David A. Osborne of Temple, and Jeff Osborne of Aragon; two sisters Mrs. Lucille Coalson of Aragon and Mrs. Betty Waters of Acworth; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 15, at 2 p.m. from Aragon United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jim Thomas officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery, with Rockmart American Legion Post #12 in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers included Ralph Akins, Bruce Brantley, Lee Burch, Larry Maxwell, Richard Wright, Frankie Ellis and Hal Floyd. Ben Burch and the following trustees of the Aragon United Methodist Church served as honorary pallbearers: Parris Demore, Al Miller, Mary Brinkley, Peggy Floyd, James Hooper and Carolyn Maxwell. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Rosie Jarrell Smith, age 85, of Cedartown passed away Tuesday, August 10, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mrs. Smith was born May 14, 1914 in Polk County. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Smith; parents, Ive and Gussie Jarrell; and brothers, Walt, Lee, William and Cleve Jarrell. Survivors include brother, Edward Jarrell; sister, Lois Price and 32 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 13, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. James L. Rosser and Rev. J. C. Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Bobby Jarrell, Ted Wright, Johnny Chitwood, Billy Jarrell, Bill Price and Larmar Jarrell. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Charles Edward "Dusty" Snow, age 52, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, May 2, 1999. Mr. Snow was born in Oxford, Ala. in 1947 and was a member of the Grace Covenant Church of Cedartown. Surviving are: one daughter, Lori Baranowski of Houston, Texas; two sons, Jason Snow and Jami Edgeworth, both of Anniston, Ala.; his mother, Marie Snow of Wellington, Ala.; four sisters, Ruth Forsythe of Chattanooga, Tenn., Shirley Knight of Conyers, Jane Smith of Wellington, Ala., Betty Schafer of Sullivan, Mo.; five brothers, Johnny Snow of Cedartown, Larry Snow of Wellington, Ala., Dan Snow of Greenville, S.C., James Snow of Lajolla, Ca., and Bobby Snow of Elejon, Ca.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Anniston, Ala., with the Rev. J.C. Studdard officiating. Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Anniston, Ala. The Chapel Hill Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lena Price Spann, age 84, of Valdosta, passed away Monday, October 11, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Spann was born on July 5, 1815 in Cave Spring. She was a school teacher, a member of the Lake Park United Methodist Church and a resident of Valdosta for the past 15 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Spann. Surviving are: her son, Fletcher Spann, II, of Valdosta; daughter, Sarah McLeod Spann of Napa Calif.; a sister, Clara Redman of Cedartown; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were arranged by the Gammage Funeral Home. Carson McLane Funeral Home also served the family.


Mr. Charles Lewis Spencer, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, March 19, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Spencer was born August 13, 1929 in Rayville, LA. And was retired from the Army with 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Lillian Ann Thomasson Spencer and Charles Douglas Spencer. Survivors include his wife Martha Ann Earley Spencer of Cedartown, GA.; daughters Faith S. Cole of Cedartown and Hope S. Willis of Rome; brother James D. Spencer of Monroe, LA.; and grandsons, Spencer Wills, Jarod Cole, and Cameron Cole. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at Collard Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Hearne and Rev. Gary Puckett officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens with full Masonic Rites conducted by the Caledonia Lodge #121. The pallbearers were Masonic Lodge # 121. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Melton Eugene Stephens, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 1999. Mr. Stephens was born Dec. 9, 1929 in Gordon County. He was a member of the Young’s Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Tate. Surviving are: two brothers, Charles Jess Stephens, Jr. of Cartersville and Billy Hutchsons Stephens of Powder Springs; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at the Lester C. Litesey Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Wood officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. The Brewster-Cleveland Post No. 86 was in charge of military rites. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Merri Lee Stella, age 39, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 1999. Ms. Stella was born in Floyd County on Jan. 20, 1960. She was the daughter of Evelyn Bridges Freeman and the late Arthur David Freeman. Survivors include, son, John Dalton Stella of Rome, Daughter Jamie Leigh Stella of Rome; three brothers Victory Ray Freeman of Jacksonville, Fla., Larry Gordon Freeman of Greyson, and John Arthur Freeman of Tallahassee, Fla.; two sisters, Donna Marie Spetalnick of Kennesaw and Lynda Sue Freeman of Rome and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 15, at noon, in the Chapel of Henderson and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Elgin Williams officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. The Henderson and Son Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. This announcement was made for the family and friends by Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.


Mrs. Florence Barkwell Stephens, age 84, passed away Friday, July 30, 1999 in a local hospital. Mrs. Stephens was born Jan. 15, 1915 in Haralson County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Stephens, Sr. and son, Tommy Stephens, Jr. Surviving are daughter, Gloria McKibben of Cedartown; brother, John H. Barkwell of Austell; eight grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 1, at 3 p.m., at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Rich Sr. and Rev. Danny Tucker officiating. Interment followed in North View Cemetery. Pallbearers were Todd Coggins, Casey Lyall, Brain Armstrong, Corey Armstrong, Richie Tanner and Troy Carter. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Harry E. Stephens, age 73, of Temple, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Stephens was born April 11, 1926 in Draketown. He was a retired aluminum Die Corrector, a member of Draketown Baptists Church, a U.s. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the J. W. Akin Masonic Lodge No. 537 for 52 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Lumpkin Stephens and parents, Libby Eugene and Estora Bishop Stephens. Survivors include: son, Jerry Lee Stephens of Newnan; two daughters, Patricia Ann Minix of Sharpsburg and Martha Wright of Adairsville; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wendell Rush, Rev. Danny Hightower. Interment followed in Draketown Cemetery with the J. W. Akin Masonic Lodge No. 537 in charge of Masonic graveside rites. Pallbearers included: Matt Stephens, Joshua Wright, Jeremy Fricks, Donnie Lumpkin, Charles Mercer and Ricky Chambers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Laura Lumpkin Stephens, age 74, of Temple, died Saturday, August 7, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Stephens was born December 9, 1924 in Bartow County. She was a member of the Church of Christ, a former Goodyear employee, a former seamstress and a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents, George Oscar and Minnie Burns Lumpkin. Surviving are: husband, Harry E. Stephens of Temple; son Jerry Lee Stephens of Newnan; two daughters, Patricia Ann Minix of Sharpsburg and Martha Wright of Rome; a brother, Billy Lumpkin of Euharlee; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Hightower and Rev. Wendell Rush officiating and eulogy by Harold Chambers. Interment followed in Draketown Cemetery. Pallbearers were Matt Stephens, Joshua Wright, Jeremy Fricks, Shane Morgan, Jason Rogers and Ricky Chambers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Harry E. Stephens, age 73, of Temple, passed away Saturday, October 16, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Stephens was born April 11, 1926 in Draketown. He was a retired Aluminum Die Corrector, a member of Draketown Baptist Church, a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II, and a member of the J. W. Akin Masonic Lodge No. 537 for 52 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Lumpkin Stephens and parents, Libby Eugene and Estora Bishop Stephens. Survivors include son, Jerry Lee Stephens of Newnan; two daughters, Patricia Ann Minix of Sharpsburg and Martha Wright of Adairsville; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wendell Rush, Rev. Danny Hightower. Interment followed in Draketown Cemetery with the J. W. Akin Masonic Lodge No. 537 in charge of Masonic graveside rites. Pallbearers included: Matt Stephens, Joshua Wright, Jeremy Fricks, Donnie Lumpkin, Charles Mercer and Rickey Chambers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Lemuel Hubbard "Dodgie" Stockmar, age 62, of Villa Rica, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 from injuries sustained in an aircraft accident. Mr. Stockmar was born in Floyd County on May 18, 1937, He was co-owner and operator of the Stockmar Lodge and Stockmar Lake in Villa Rica; of the Presbyterian faith; a pilot and flight instructor; member of the Villa Rica Lodge No. 72 F&A.M. Yaarab Shrine in Atlanta, Aviation Owner Pilot Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, Constantine Commandory No. 26 KT, and the Samuel C. Adams Chapter No. 83 RAM. He was preceded in death by his parents, A. H. Stockmar and Vera Stockmar. Surviving are; wife, Faye Popham Stockmar of Villa Rica; two daughters, Pam McMeekin and Kim Davenport, both of Rome; one son, John Whitfield of Douglasville; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 22, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Swafford officiating. Interment followed in the Meadowbrook Memory Gardens in Villa Rica. An Aircraft Fly by was presented at the end of the service. Pallbearers were; San Anders, Villa Rica Mayor Monroe Spake, John Mann and Tommy Bardbury. The Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica had charge of the arrangements. This announcement was made locally for the family and friends by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.


Jimmy D. Streetman, age 58, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Streetman was born in Polk County on June 11, 1940. He was of the Baptist faith and a former employee of Lockheed Aircraft and the Marquett Cement Company. He was also a veteran of the US Army. At the time of his death, he owned and operated the Streetman Tree Farm. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Streetman, and by his stepfather, William (Bill) Fowler. Surviving are his wife Claudette Streetman, daughter, Brandi Streetman, mother, Lois Fowler, sister, Mary Holland, and brother, Howard Streetman, all of Rockmart. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 10 in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Minister Alvis Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included the following nephews, Randy Streetman, Mike Streetman, Jason Carter, Mitch Duggan, Ricky Holly and Adam Rainwater. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Jacob Noah Strickland, Infant son of Erica Ann Cooper and Danny Ross Strickland, Jr. of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, November 14, 1999 in an out of town hospital. He was born November 8, 1999 in Floyd County, Survivors include sisters, Madison Dawn Strickland and Autumn Danielle Strickland; brother Danny Ross Strickland III "D.J."; maternal grandparents, Ruby and Verbon Anderson and Candace Grimes; paternal grandparents, Judy Strickland and Danny Ross Strickland, Sr. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m., from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Hutchins and Rev. Murrol Forrister officiating. Interment will follow in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael West and Scotty Lanning. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jonah Stroup, Jr., of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in an out of town hospital. He was born May 24, 1935. Survivors include two daughters, Melicia Griffin of Rome and Sue Jackson of Cedartown; two sisters, Lillian Aring and Catherine Bailey, both of Cedartown; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 23, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Rev. Billy Thomas officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donald Aring, Robert Aring, Bruce Mattox, Brad Moore, Jason Oxenreider, Henry Alexander. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Miss Mary Lillian Suddeth, age 83, of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, August 1, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Miss Suddeth was born April 24, 1916, in Rockmart. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and the Rockmart Rebecca Lodge, and a retired Aragon Mills employee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer Cleveland and Fannie May Strange Suddeth. Several nieces and nephews survive. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m., in New Prospect Cemetery with Dr. Ray Hopkins officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Dr. Yurdanur Goker Sunay, age 67, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, March 8, 1999, following a brief illness. Dr. Yurdanur Coker Sunay had been a member of the medical community of Polk and Floyd counties for years, practicing in the area of general medicine, as well as specializing in anesthesiology. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Atilla S. Sunay of Cedartown; daughter, Melissa Sunay; sons, Ustun Sunay and Unsal Sunay; three grandchildren, Alex Sunay, Ustun Robert Sunay, and Laura Sunay. Funeral rites were held Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at the Al Farooq Masjid Mosque, in Atlanta, Georgia. Interment followed in the Arlington Memorial Park, in Atlanta, GA. The Lowndes McLane Funeral Home in cooperation with Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Otus Willard "Shorty" Surrett, age 80, of Cedartown, passed away December 24, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Surrett was born January 30, 1919. Surviving are wife, Ann Boswell Surrett of Cedartown; daughters, Debbie Frasier of Cedartown and Joan Burkhalter of Lilburn; sisters, Hazel Pendergrass of Rome, Edna Satcheer of Silver Creek, and Mae Belle McKenzie of Carrolton; five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 26, at the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Clay Stephens officiating. Interment followed in the Mars Hill Cemetery, Cleburne County, Ala. Pallbearers were Rex Crocker, John Crocker, Clyde Hackney, Ronald Brannon, Willard Brannon and Dennis Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were David Johnson and Kenneth Sisson. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jesse F. Sutton, age 83, of Aragon, passed away Monday, May 3, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Sutton was born July 28, 1915, in Bartow County. He was a retired farmer, a Bartow County transportation employee, and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church of Dallas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Canada and Laura Yates Sutton, four brothers, Richard Sutton, William Sutton, Ernest Lee Sutton, and Weldon Sutton, and two sisters, Mamie Sutton and Lorena Jacobs. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Tibbetts Sutton of Aragon, three sons, Frank Sutton, Ricky Sutton, Ricky Sutton, both of Taylorsville and Terry Sutton of Cartersville, two daughters, Barbara Wimpy of Cartersville and Peggy Sneed of Dallas, brother, Herman Sutton of Cartersville, sister, Rosetta Little of Rockmart, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 5 at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles Sutton, Rev. Green Tibbetts, and Rev. Bobby Walraven officiating. Interment followed in the Hills Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Sutton, Donnie Sutton, Jackie Little, Alvin Sutton, L. C. Cornwell, David Hembree, and Harold Little. The Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Bell Swinney, age 79, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, October 7, 1999. Mrs. Swinney was born July 27, 1920 in Polk County and was a member of Pine Bower Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her father, William Ernest Hackney; mother, Laura Hackney; and brother, Clarence Hackney. Surviving are: her husband, Frank Swinney, Jr.; daughter, Joanna Machan of Norcross; two brothers, Coy Hackney and Clyde Hackney, both of Cedartown; sister, Berry Williams of Rome; two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 9, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. J. D. Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Bower Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ben Tanner, The friends and relatives of Miss Ada Tanner sister; Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Powell, nieces and nephews are invited to attend the funeral of Mr. Ben Tanner Wednesday, March 24, at 2 o'clock from Bethel A. M. E. Church, Jackson, Ga., Rev. John Freeman officiating. Interment, Jackson Cemetery. Abe Trimier. (Atlanta Constitution, Page 20, March 23, 1965)


Mr. Lloyd Shepherd Tanner, age 80, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, August 21, 1999. Mr. Tanner was born July 31, 1919 in Haralson County. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a retired employee of Lockheed aircraft. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Tanner and Nancy Stroup Tanner. Surviving are: son, Van Tanner of Clearwater, Fla.; sister, Wadie Weaver; brother, Elmer Tanner of Mableton; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a number of nephews. A private service was held by the family. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Loyd Shepherd Tanner, age 80, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999. Mr. Tanner was born July 13, 1919 in Haralson County. He was a Navy World War II veteran and a retired employee of Lockheed Aircraft. He was preceded in death by parents, Lonnie Tanner and Nancy Stroup Tanner. Survivors include: son, Van Tanner of Clearwater, Fla., and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Waymon R. Tarbush, age 76, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Tarbush was born December 3, 1922 in DeKalb County. He was a retired Lockheed employee, a member of Euharlee Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by parents, Ira and Ada Belle George Tarbush. Surviving are wife, Louise Carpenter Tarbush of Rockmart; two sons, Dennis Tarbush and Keith Tarbush both of Rockmart; daughter Sharon Reynolds of Suwanee; brother, Dean Tarbush of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Thelma Smith of Fayetteville and Elizabeth Parrott of Loganville; three grandchildren and one great grandson. The funeral service was held Thursday, June 3, at 4 p.m. from Euharlee Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Robinson and Rev. Ladell Jacobs officiating. Interment followed in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Cliff Williams, Charles Fouts, Arville Garner, Barry Carpenter, Sonny Holley and Jerry King. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William A. (Buddy) Taylor, age 64, of Walnut Street, passed away Sunday, December 5, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Taylor was born Jan. 26, 1935 in Bartow County. He was a member of the Euharlee Baptist Church, a retired Georgia Power employee and Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Rockmart American Legion Post No. 12. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon Faye and Willie Roach Taylor; two brothers, Jimmy Roach and Harold Taylor; and sister, Bonita Waddell. Surviving are his wife, Eloise Millhollan Taylor of Rockmart; son, Dale Taylor of Rockmart; two daughters, Darlene Cox of Aragon, Karen Spann of Rockmart; five brothers, Chandler Taylor of Rome, Wayne Taylor of Aragon, Ron Taylor of Marietta, Bobby Taylor of Villa Rica and J. D. Taylor of Grantville; three sisters, Linda Conway, Cathy Freeman and Shirley Jones all of Grantville; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Tuesday, December 7, from Euharlee Baptist Church with Rev. Dewey Atchley and Rev. Carlton Rogers officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery with Rockmart American Legion Post No. 12 in charge of military graveside rites. The follow deacons of Euharlee Baptist Church served as pallbearers: Gene Barber, Sonny Holley, Paul Lindsey, Johnny Dooley, Phillip Campbell, Jim McIvey and Steve Streetman. Honorary pallbearers were Ned Ingle, B. Bishop and Marvin Jacobs. Freemen Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Cecil C. Teems, age 74, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 1999, in a Rome Hospital. Mr. Teems was born December 28, 1924 in Aragon. He was a retired truck driver and U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving under General Patton’s Command. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Johnson Teems; parents, John Calvin and Era Brookshire Teems, Sr.; and daughter, Betty Annette Teems. Survivors include two sons, Mike Teems and Greg Teems, both of Rockmart, two daughters, Freida Tant of Rockmart, and Yvonne Owens of Aragon; four brothers, John C. Teems of Adairsville, Lewis H. Teems of Taylorsville, Edward C. Teems of Aragon and Hugh Doyle Teems of Centre, Ala.; one sister, Julie Mae Radford of Centre, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Thursday, July 22, at 3 p.m., from the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery with the Rockmart American Legion Post No. 12 in charge of military rites. Pallbearers were Rusty Tant, Chris Tant, Monte Owens, Dana Teems, Hugh Teems and Eddie Teems. Van Teems and Lee Maulding served as honorary pallbearers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Martha Lou Thefield, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, October 30, 1999. She was born Oct. 5, 1925 in Polk County and was a member of the Benedict Baptist Church in Cedartown. Surviving are her husband Nathan Thefield of Cedartown; two daughters, Gwen Benefield and Tammie Kinne, Both of Cedartown; five grandchildren; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m., in the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Hugh Thomason, age 85, of Rockmart, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Thomason was born on April 16, 1914, in Rockmart. He was a former Goodyear employee, a former Rockmart Chief of Police, a former Polk County parole officer, a member of the Rockmart First Baptist Church and a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Lee Thomason; parents, Charles Enoch and Zora Evelyn Motes Thomason; brother, Howard Clark Thomason; and sister, Mary Ellen Hare. He is survived by sister, Ruby Hulsey; a niece and five nephews. The funeral service was held Saturday, September 11, at 11 a.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rockmart American Legion Post No. 12 in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers were Charles Thomason, Felton Hulsey, Michael Thomason, Tommy Hulsey, Larry Hare and Mylon Hulsey. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Cochran, Ernest Legrande, Elton Hulsey, and Ray Langston. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruth Massey Thompson, age 81, of Aragon, died Monday October 18, 1999, in the Rockmart Nursing Home. Mrs. Thompson was born June 3, 1918, in Paulding County. She was a homemaker, a retired textile employee, and a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Walter J. Thompson; parents, Jim and Mattie Watts Massey; and infant daughter, Restell Thompson. She is survived by: two daughters, Lois Hulsey of Cedartown and Jennie Streetman of Aragon; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services was held Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., from Oak Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Deems, Rev. Archie Streetman, and Rev. Charles Sutton officiating. Interment followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jack Causey, Kenneth Streetman, Johnny Landrum, Johnny Cotton, Jerry Causey, and Bobby Dale Norton. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Jean Mitchell Thomas, age 77, of Rome, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 1999. Mrs. Thomas was born Oct. 14, 1921 in Cleburne County, Alabama. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl Eugene Thomas, Sr., and parents, Fair Gilmer and Strawdy Mitchell. Survivors include sons, Carl E. Thomas, Jr. and John David Thomas, sister, Sara Ivey of Gadsden, Ala.; brother, Allen Mitchell of Gadsden, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Grave side services were held Thursday, July 22, at 11 a.m. from Northview Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Ralph Williams Thomas, age 67, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, August 28, 1999. He was born May 6, 1932 in Polk County. Survivors include sisters, Rosalee Jackson, Betty Jackson and Darlene Jackson; and brothers, Luther and Mack Jackson. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, August 31, at 11 a.m., from Northview Cemetery with Rev. Michael Edwards officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ruth Massey Thompson, age 81, of Aragon, died Monday October 18, 1999, in the Rockmart Nursing Home. Mrs. Thompson was born June 3, 1918, in Paulding County. She was a homemaker, a retired textile employee, and a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Walter J. Thompson; parents, Jim and Mattie Watts Massey; and infant daughter, Restell Thompson. She is survived by; two daughters, Lois Hulsey of Cedartown and Jennie Streetman of Aragon; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Tuesday, October 19, at 2 p.m., from Oak Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Deems, Rev. Archie Streetman, and Rev, Charles Sutton officiating. Interment followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jack Causey, Kenneth Streetman, Johnny Landrum, Johnny Cotton, Jerry Causey, and Bobby Dale Norton. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Madison Tracy, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Tracy was born Jan. 24, 1922 in Polk County. He was a retired electrician with Southern Railroad and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lilly Jordan Tracy and Edward W. Tracy. Survivors include: wife, Mary Chandler Tracy of Cedartown; son, Phillip Tracy of Buchanan; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 20, at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Hulsey and Rev. Jim Reynolds officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Carl Green, Bill Bell, Dual Shaw, Jimmy Tracy, Jeff Dollar and Donald Collar. Honorary pallbearers were the men’s class at Benedict Baptist Church. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William J. Tichenor III, age 46, of Cedartown, passed away May 15, 1999. Mr. Tichenor was born Jan. 19, 1953 in Nashville, Tenn. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are: his mother and step-father, Patricia and Glenn London of Nashville, Tenn., father, William J. Tichenor, Jr. of Florida; two sisters; Kimba Elizabeth Tichenor and Patricia Susan Tichenor, both of Austin, Texas. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William "Bill" Walker Todd, age 67, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 1999. He was born June 29, 1932 in Cullman, Ala. Surviving are his wife, Allyne M. Todd of Cedartown, five sons, Jimmy Pendleton and Michael Pendleton, both of Cedartown, Michael Todd of Garfield, Ga., William Todd and Scott Todd both of East Point, three daughters, Sandra Miller and Patricia Ledbetter, both of Cedartown, and Demetra Todd of East Point, one brother, Andrew Todd of Talladega, Ala., one sister, Frances Chapman of Santa Ana, CA. And six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, in the Lester C. Litesey Chapel with the Rev. Robert Pyles and Rev. James Rosser officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were, Mark Pitts, Mike Pendleton, Thomas Ledbetter, David Stephens, Jr., Johnny Howell and Michael Noel. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Bobby Gene Tomlin, age 71, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, June 17, 1999 in a Rome Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Tomlin was born in Paulding County on March 22, 1928. He was a retired employee of Rockmart Galite Corporation and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include, his wife, Roby W. Tomlin of Rockmart, three daughters, Vickie Ann Tomlin, Louise Summerville and Carol Smith, all of Rockmart, one son, Billy Joe Tomlin of Rockmart; one brother, James (Buddy) Tomlin of Buchanan, four sisters, Evelyn Webber of St. Louis, Mo., Sarah Johnson of Greenville, S.C., Geraldine Clark and Jean Lee, both of Rockmart, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 9, in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Royce Campbell and Rev. Charles Worthy officiating. Pallbearers included Denny Woods, Mark Woods, Tommy Presley, Keith Bennet, Jason Suits and Casey Lyall. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Alvin Green Trotter, age 55, of Cedartown, Ga. Passed away Wednesday, January 27, 1999. He was born August 13, 1943, a son of William Orville Trotter and Louise (Sue Mae) Wilson Trotter. Mr. Trotter had been a resident of Cedartown for the past 6 years moving here from Floyd County. He was of the Baptist Faith. Mr. Trotter was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Lonnie Trotter; a sister, Lorena Broom and a grandson, Matthew Trotter. Mr. Trotter was employed by the Waffle House in Cedartown, GA. Survivors include a son Dwayne A. Trotter of Rome; two daughters, Donna J. Trotter and Toni D. Trotter both of Gaylesville, Al.; a sister Nellie Starley of Cedartown; six brothers; James Trotter, William D. Trotter, Jr., Arthur Trotter, and Marshall Trotter; four grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Cargle officiating. Interment followed in the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Hershel Wright, Chris Brown, Jimmy Stepenson, Mitchell Allen, Lonnie Arp, Randy Worsham, Clay Cain, and Brian Whiteman. Honorary pallbearers included James White, Donald Jarrell, Murroll Forrister, and Edwin Starley. The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home was in charge eof the arrangements.


Mr. Alfred Alred Tucker, age 71, of Rockmart passed away Wednesday November 17, 1999 in a Rome Hospital. He was born September 8, 1928 in Polk County. Mr. Tucker was of the Baptist faith, a retired General Motors employee, a US Army veteran and a member of Rockmart American Legion Post #12. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Lula Mae Alred Tucker. Surviving are wife, Ora Lee (Dot) Tucker of Rockmart; four sons, Jimmy Lee Tucker, Sr. and Billy E. Tucker both of Rockmart, Wayne Tucker and Danny Tucker both of Aragon; daughter, Linda Sue Martin of Cartersville; four sisters, Dorothy Ezzell of Rockmart, Evie Ford and Doris Knight both of Columbia, S.C. and Lizzie Green of Rockmart. Thirteen grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Max Cook officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens with Rockmart American Legion Post #12 in charge of military graveside rites. The following grandsons served as pallbearers: James Tucker, Jimmy Lee Tucker, Jr., Scotty Tucker, James Green, Ricky James and Phil Holder. Joseph Harris served as honorary pallbearer. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Effie Mae Tucker, age 72, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, April 4, 1999. Mrs. Tucker was born April 16, 1926 in Leesburg, Ala. and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Tucker. Survivors include four sons, Jerry Tucker of Cedartown; James Tucker of Sand Rock, Ala.; Larry Tucker of Monroe, N.C.; and Leonard Tucker of Simpsonville, S.C. Nineteen grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren also survived. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 6, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Shedd officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Dorothy Evelyn Tyson, of Ozark, Ala. formerly of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, March 27, 1999. Mrs. Tyson was born August 3, 1927 in Floyd County and was a retired certified nursing assistant. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alma Beatrice Broadway Cox and Carl Cox; and a son, Obie Tyson. Survivors include a daughter Charlotte Diane Norton of Ozark, Ala.; a son, Charles Lynn Tyson of Centre, Ala.; a sister Frances Balliew; two brothers, Cary Carl Cox of Rome and Claude Cox of Cedartown; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren Funeral services were held, Thursday, April 1, at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Hall officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers included James Lameka, John Lameka, Ray Cox, Namon Cox, James Cox and Eric Tyson. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Gretna Timms Vaughn, of Maryville, Tenn., died Saturday, December 4, 1999 following a brief illness. Mrs. Vaughn was born in Cedartown, the daughter of Leona Thompson Timms and Samuel Shepard Timms. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maryville, where she worked with youth and directed several dramas; a former member of the FBC of Franklin, N.C.; a volunteer for The Child and Family Services in Knoxville and Maryville; an instrumental leader in establishing the Johnson Group Home for Girls in Maryville; past president of the Chilhowee Club; and a founder and first president of the Writers Association of Blount County. Mrs. Vaughn held membership in the Knoxville branch of the National League of American Pen Women, Friends of the Library in Maryville, both the Knoxville and Maryville Bridge Association and the Green Meadow Country Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred C. Vaughn; parents; and brothers, Coy, Brantley and Joseph J. Timms. Survivors include daughter, Cheryl V. Howe of Belmount, N.C.; son, Timothy A. Vaughn of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and a nephew. Angela Pezzin of Cedartown, a niece, is a local survivor. Funeral services were held Monday, December 6, from the McCammon-Ammons Chapel, with the Rev. T. Garvice Murphree of Asheville, N.C. officiating. The McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Samuel Robert Vincent, age 70, of Silver Creek, passed away Sunday, March 7, 1999. Mr. Vincent was born June 13, 1928 in Floyd County. He was retired from the Floyd County Police Department where he served the county for 34 years. He was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He served six and a half years as a Floyd County Commissioner and was an active member of the Floyd County Hospital board. He also served on the Floyd County Library board. Mr. Vincent was a member of Rome/Floyd County Optimist Club, Rome Exchange Club, American Legion and the Peace Officers Association of Georgia. He was a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church of Rome. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Vincent of Silver Creek, three sons, Kevin Vincent of Bethlehem, Randy Vincent of Rome, and Trent Vincent of Rome; a daughter Leah Silvey of Rome: two sisters, Ruth Vincent and Mary Vincent both of Rome; seven grandchildren; and three great grand children. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 9, in the Second Avenue Baptist Church with the Dr. Ken Ross officiating. Interment followed in Floyd Memory Gardens with full police honors by the Floyd County Police Department’s Honor Guard. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jessie Clyde Vines, age 72, of Buchanan, passed away Monday, March 29, 1999. Mr. Vines was born December 8, 1926 in Bessemer, Ala. He was a member of Valley View Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his son Johnny C. Vines; and a granddaughter, Christy Ann Redding. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Vines of Buchanan; two sons, William Vines and Phillip Vines both of Buchanan; a daughter, Diane Pancoast of Woodland, Ala., two brothers, Rev. Billy Vines and William David Vines both of Cedartown; five sisters, Ruby Kelley, Lola Sullivan and Brenda Holly all of Montgomery, Ala., Bessie Brown of Chiefland, Fla., and Anges Hagin of Cedartown; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 31 from the Valley View Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Vines and the Rev. Robert Vines officiating. Interment followed. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Frank Oliver Ward, age 64, of Rome, passed away July 27, 1999. Mr. Ward was born Dec. 18, 1934 in Carroll County. He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Ethel Puckett Ward. A private memorial service was held. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Frank Weaver, age 86, of Rockmart, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999 in a Rome Hospital. Mr. Weaver was born December 10, 1912 in Haralson County, Ga. He was a retired Aragon Mills employee, a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, a member of Aragon Davitte Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Kennesaw and Alabama Beagle Clubs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elisha and Cora Hutcheson Weaver. Survivors include his wife Eunice H. Weaver of Rockmart; son, Bill Weaver of Rockmart; five daughters, Sue Weaver of Rockmart, Beth Lane of Rockmart, Delle Weaver of Villa Rica, Judy Judah of Macon, and Tricia Thompson of Villa Rica; one brother, Ray Weaver of Dallas; sister, Ruth Campbell of Rockmart; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 11, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Dillard Weaver, David Casey, Jeff Lane, Whit Weaver, Jerry Lane, and Michael Judah. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Grady Welchel, age 86, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, April 9, 1999. He was born January 13, 1913 in Cherokee County and was a member of Second Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette Lunsden Welchel; and his parents, Naomi Hill Welchel and W. L. Welchel. Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Heath, Catherine Matthews, and Linda Wester, all of Cedartown; two sisters, Edith Freeman and Mozell Short, both of Cedartown; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Rev. Clifford Chandler and Rev. R. B. Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in Pine Bower Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ray Hopkins, Alvin Hopkins, Edward Short, Roy Short, Anthony Welchel; and Charlie Short. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Florence Williams, age 67, of Tallapoosa, Ga. passed away April 6, 1999. She was born January 18, 1932 in Haralson County to the late Alfred Monroe and Azilee Garner Wood. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son Johnny Williams in August of 1997; three brothers, Ralph, Hoyt and Carlton Wood and her sister Zera Mize. Survivors are her husband Melvis Williams; daughter and son-in-law Donna and Bobby Layton; son and daughter-in-law Richard and Phyllis Williams; and daughter-in-law Teresa Williams, all of Tallapoosa, Ga.; two sisters Inez Chandler of Bowdon, Ga. and Theo Waddell of Cedartown; two brothers, and sister-in-law Euzeal and Chris Wood of Chipley, Fla. and Ceford and Mary Ann Wood of Cedartown; two sinters-in-law Gladys Wood and Faye Wood both of Tallapoosa; a number of nieces and nephews; and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 8, 1999 at 3 p.m. from the Poplar Springs Baptist Church of Tallapoosa, Ga., with Rev. Charles Munroe, Rev. Bud Dingler, Rev. Roland Brown and Rev. Mike Benefield officiating. Interment followed in Poplar Springs Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Williams, Derek Williams, Ceford Wood, Euzeal Wood, Bobby Layton and Jack Williams. The Miller Funeral Home of Tallapoosa was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Mack A. White, Jr., age 60, of Rockmart, died Saturday, September 18, 1999 at his residence. Mr. White was born December 25, 1938 in Polk County. He was a retired poultry production manager and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack A. and Annie Laura Mason White, Sr.; son, Greg White; and sister Emily Kellett. Surviving are: wife, Rosa Brock White of Rockmart; four sons, Craig White of Anniston, Ala., Scott White of Savannah, Adam White of Rockmart and Brock White of Clemson, S. C.; daughter, Marie Sifuentes of San Angelo, Texas; sister, Pam Kellett of Gainesville, Fla.; a grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, September 21, at 2 p.m. from New Prospect Baptist Church, with Dr. Ray Hopkins officiating. Contributions can be made to New Prospect Cemetery Fund or Community Hospice, PO Box 233, Rome, GA. 30162. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Martha Kay White, age 51, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, January 14, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mrs. White was born December 15, 1947, in Dallas, Ga. She was a homemaker and a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ronald and Essie Hicks Hayes; and two sisters, Fay Hayes and Oretha Hayes. Survivors include her husband, Mr. Franklin White of Rockmart; one son, Jamie White of Rockmart; two daughters, Janice Carter and Danyelle Purser, both of Rockmart; two brothers, Wendle Hayes of Rockmart and Noal Hayes of Dallas; one sister, Fern Heath of Dallas; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 16, from the Morning View Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Wright officiating. Interment followed in Yorkville Cemetery. Pallbearers included Russ Hayes, Teddy Carter, Donald Heath, Harrison Hayes, Bruce Privett and Bruce Lee Privett. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Fred David Wills, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, November 18, 1999 in a Rome Hospital. He was born July 31, 1930 in Polk County. Mr. Wills was a member of Bellview Baptist Church, a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a retired General Motors employee and a member of the United Auto Workers of America. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Marion and Mary Lee Wills, brother William (Bud) Wills; and sister Lena Landers. Surviving are wife, Estelle Morris Wills of Cedartown; two sons, Mike Springer of Bartow, Fla. and Greg Wills of Cedartown; four daughters, Babs Springer Dunn of Mableton, Sherry Wills Baxter of Rome, Kathy Wills Cornejo of Cedartown and Mandy Wills Cornejo of Rome; three brothers, James Wills, Howard Wills and Charles Wills all of Cedartown; five sisters, Annie Mae Williams and Maurine Meers, both of Rome, Mary Yarbrough of Cedartown, Julie Coalson of Rome and Betty Perkins of Cedartown. Nine grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Owen Davis, Jr. and Rev. Gilbert Gentry officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Herbert Wilson, Howard Streetman, Gene Barber, Floyd Barber, Danny Clay, Doug Clay, James (Buddy) Privett and Bobby Puckett. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. J. C. Winkles, age 79, of Esom Hill Road, passed away Sunday, December 12, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Winkles was born January 9, 1920 in Cherokee County, AL. He was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and from Winn-Dixie. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lela Crider Winkles and John C. Winkles. Surviving are wife, Nancy Katherine Worsham Winkles: daughters, Ludie Barnett and Kathlene Boatner; sons, John Winkles and Ray Gilley: 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 14, from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Dr. James Guy and Rev. Larry Rich officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Chris Barnett, Johnny Boatner, Kyle Huddleston, Bill Garmon, Casey Garmon, Brian Gilley and Wallace Worsham. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Albert Venable, age 66, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 1999. Mr. Venable was born October 6, 1932 in Polk County and was a member of New Etna Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Mae Venable. Survivors include a brother, C. E. Venable of Cedartown; and a sister, Margie Rogers of Bremen. Funeral services were held Friday, January 8, from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Thomas officiating. Interment followed in Union Grove Cemetery in Rock Run, Ala. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Columbus (Boyd) Waddell, Sr., age 81, of Rockmart, died Friday, February 26, 1999, at his residence. He was born April 26, 1917 in Haralson County, G;a. He was a member of Yorkville Baptist Church, a retired Goodyear employee, and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WW II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Effie Gober Waddell. He is survived by two sons. Mr. Columbus (James) Waddell, Jr. of Brunswick, and Mr. Danny Waddell of Aragon; one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Moody of Rockmart; two brothers, Mr. Alvin Waddell of Atlanta, and Mr. Richard Waddell of Smyrna; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Danser of Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Effie Duncan of Concord, Calif,; six grandchildren and one grandson. Funeral services was held Monday, March 1, at 2 p.m. from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. James Brewer and Rev. Richard Bishop officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Gary Moody, Greg Elliott, Terry Arp, Mark Deems, and Bobby Posey. Honorary pallbearers were Thurston Bishop, Richard Bishop and Matthew Waddell. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Eugene Watson, age 69, of Piedmont, Ala., passed away Wednesday, March 3, 1999. Mr. Watson was a member of Tredegar Chapel Church, Jacksonville, Ala. Survivors include his wife, Joyce T. Watson of Piedmont, Ala;.; three daughters, Brenda Smith of Jacksonville, Ala., Sheila Parker of Huntsville, Ala. and Donna Boozer of Piedmont, Ala.; three sons, Rickey Watson, Eddie Watson, and Timothy Watson all of Jacksonville, Ala.; three sisters, Della Keener and Geraldine Hunter both of Centre, Als. And Sue Bean of Piedmont, Ala.; a brother, Robert Watson of Centre, Als. And a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, March 5, at Tredegar Chapel Church in Jacksonville, Ala. with the Rev. David Daniels and the Rev. Jonathan Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment followed in Landers Cemetery of Jacksonville, Ala. K.L. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Velma Morris Weaver, age 81, of Aragon, passed away Sunday, May 16, 1999. Mrs. Weaver was born Feb. 11, 1918 in Haralson County. She was a retired nurse with Rockmart Aragon Hospital, and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Herman Weaver; parents, Homer Jackson and Donie Elizabeth Boyd Morris; and brother, Frank Morris. Survivors include: sister, Frances M. Lee of Rockmart; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 19, at 2 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist Church, with Rev. Howard Locklear officiating. Interment followed in Fellowship Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Lamar Lee, Anthony Morris, Kim Weaver, Tony Jenkins, Billy Hutcheson, and Billy Weaver. The Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Pearlie Mae (Pearl) Webb, of East Point passed away Monday, November 22, 1999. She is survived by: daughter Nettie McGraw of Winston; Mary Ann Neenan of East Point; Martha Vanderpool of Clermont, Fla., and Shirley Yarbrough of Douglasville, sisters, Betty Wood of Cedartown, Joy Webb of College Park and Opal Morris of Silver Creek; brothers, Marvin Coley of Summerville, Howard Coley of Douglasville and Roy Coley of Winston; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 26, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Howard L. Carmichael and Sons, with Rev. Thomas Kaplan officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery in Cedartown. Howard L. Carmichael of Peachtree City and Sons had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ather Estelle Welchel, age 79, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 1999. Mr. Welchel was born October 16, 1919 in Polk County and was a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church of Cedartown. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Hugh Dorsey Welchel of Cedartown; five daughters, Caroline Roberts of Cedartown, Marylin Guice of Fairburn, Dorothy Frazier of Lindale, Frances Evans of Armuchee, and Shirley Burns of Cedartown; two brothers, Walt Cook of Cedartown and Nathaniel Cook of Arizona; three sisters, Estelle Pope of Cedartown, Hazel Thomas of Tucker and Nancy Burns of Smyrna; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, February 27, at the Litesey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Swift officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Dennis Guice, Darrell Guice, Neal Evans, Darren Robinson, Randy Hulsey, Chris Mason, Byrom Adamson and Preston Keanum. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Clarence Welchel, age 84, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, November 21, 1999 in an out of town hospital. Mr. Welchel was born January 18, 1915 in Polk County. He was a retired clerk with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, a member of the Congregational Holiness Church and former employee of Zartic (9 years) and Westside School (11 years). He is preceded in death by parents, Queenie Elizabeth Hudgins Welchel and James D. Welchel. Surviving are his wife Syble Reddish Welchel; daughters Mary Welchel Brown and Bessie Woods; sons, Larry Daniel Welchel and Steve Welchel; brothers, Lloyd Welchel, Charles Welchel and Thomas Welchel; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov 23, at 11 a.m., from the Congregational Holiness Church with Dr. Mark Green and Rev. Pierce Ashmore officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason Welchel, Kevin Welchel, John Marty Meeks, James E. "Buddy" Cuzzort Cecil Reddish and Bobby Buttram. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Clifton Cornelius Wester, age 70, passed away February 9, 1999 at his residence. He was born December 23, 1928 in Polk County and was a navy veteran. Mr. Wester was a retired security guard with Engineering Fabrics. Survivors include: wife Frances Lorrens Wester; son and daughter in law, David and Debra Lorrens; brother Ernest Wester; and grandson Seth Lorrens. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 12, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Royce Campbell officiating. Interment followed in Lime Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Dewayne Campbell, Mark Fennell, Billy Phillips, Ray Swafford and John Green. Honorary pallbearers included: Seals Swafford, Elmer Garrett and Eual Ayers. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Charles E. Whatley, age 64, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, April 15, 1999. He was born January 2, 1935 in Rockmart. He was retired and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce Edward and Lessie Mullinax Whatley, and his son, Perry L. Whatley. He is survived by three sons, Mr. Bruce E. Whatley of Morristown, Tenn., Mr. Edward Lee Whatley and Mr. Dwayne Whatley, both of Virginia; one brother, Mr. Franklin E. Whatley of Cedartown; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m. from the Rose Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Royce Campbell officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lessie Mullinax Whatley, age 90, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 1999 in Rome. She was born August 25, 1908 in Forsyth County, Ga. She was a retired Rockmart and Cedartown Goodyear Employee and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Edward Whatley; her parents, Millard M. and Ethie Thornton Mullinax; and one son, Doyle W. Day. She is survived by tow sons, Mr. Charles E. Whatley and Mr. Franklin E. Whatley, both of Cedartown; one brother Mr. Donald Mullinax of Cumming; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Gravitt and Mrs. Faye Gazaway, both of Cumming; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 1 p.m. from the Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Royce Campbell officiating. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Annie B. White, age 83, of Cedartown, GA., passed away Tuesday, February 23, 1999, in an out of town hospital. She was born August 8, 1915 in Polk County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lou Jones Billingsley and Josh B. Billingsley. Survivors include three sisters: Pearl Busby of Cedartown; Frances Cambron of Marietta; and Mildred Loudermilk of Marietta. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 25 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with Dr. James Guy officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Henry Cambron, David Loudermilk, Bob Busby, Mike Busby, Buddy Cronan and Billy Cronan. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Calvin White, age 72, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, December 23, 1999. Mr. White was born February 17, 1927 in Polk County. Surviving are son, William (Billy) White, Jr. of Cedartown; two daughters, Opal Brock of Rome and Debbie Waites of Mableton; stepson, Charles Little of Cedartown; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 26, at 1 p.m., in the Northview Cemetery with the Rev. David Grove officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery. The family has asked that flowers be omitted and a contribution be made to the First Presbyterian Church. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lorene Wiggins, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 1999. She was born February 9, 1924 in Polk County and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, James Thomas Wiggins of Cedartown; two sons, Tony Wiggins and James Wiggins both of Cedartown; daughter, Linda Allen of Cedartown; two brothers, Ed Ferguson and Bobby Ferguson, both of Cedartown; one sister, Betty Hatch of Rome; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 15, at 3 p.m. at the Cedartown Church of God with the Rev. Jack Harvey officiating. Interment followed at Polk Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lorene Wiggins, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 1999. She was born Feb. 9, 1924 in Polk County and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, James Thomas Wiggins of Cedartown; two sons, Tony Wiggins and James Wiggins both of Cedartown; daughter, Linda Allan of Cedartown; two brothers, Ed. Ferguson and Bobby Ferguson, both of Cedartown; one sister, Betty Hatch of Rome; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 15, at 3 p.m. at the Cedartown Church of God, with the Rev. Jack Harvey officiating. Interment followed at the Polk Memory Gardens. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Callie Mae Williams, age 95, of Taylorsville, died Sunday, March 14, 1999 at her residence. She was born October 16, 1903 in Polk County, GA. She was a homemaker and a member of Floyd Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, B.W. (Bud) Williams, and her parents, Frank and Clara Sproull Harris. Survivors include two daughters, Rachel Haynes of Clinton, Tenn., and Frances Cagle of Taylorsville; one son, Billy Williams of Rockmart; four sisters, Mrs. Sproull Davis of Taylorsville; Mrs. Leola Williams of Rome; Mrs. Pearl Reed of Loganville; and Mrs. Wilma Kay of Yorkville; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 16, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roger Fisher officiating. Interment followed in Floyd Creek Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Kevin Abernathy, Todd Carlton, Darrell Lee, Frank Chastain, Craig Wilbanks, and Larry Harris. The Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Ella Marie Williams, age 75, of Leesburg, Ala., formerly of Cedartown, died Monday, October 4, 1999. Mrs. Williams was born March 27, 1924 in Haralson County. She was a member of the Cedar Hill Methodist Church of Leesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Chastain. Surviving are: husband, M. A. Tunney Williams of Leesburg; three sons, Ronnie Williams of Merritt, Fla., Terry Williams of Stockbridge and Randy Williams of Atlanta; two daughters, Gayle Flynt of Leesburg and Brenda Williams of Morrow; two brothers, Edgar Chastain of Braselton and Elvin Chastain of Dallas; sister, Myrtice Brewer of Norcross;13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 6, at 1 p.m., in the Antioch Baptist Church in Cedartown, with Rev. Earl Montgolf, Rev. Paul Moody and Rev. Ricky Talley officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Leola M. Williams, age 72, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, October 31, 1999. Leola M. Williams was born January 28, 1927 in Polk County. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harold Williams in 1981. Surviving are son, Jimmy Williams of Cedartown; daughter, Janet Williams of Cedartown; sister, Lucy Stone of Cedartown; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m., in the Polk Memory Gardens with the Dr. James Guy officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Nell Laney Williams, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 1999. Mrs. Williams was born February 9, 1928 in Cherokee County, Ala. She was a member of Congregational Holiness Church of Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rob and Rose Laney. Survivors include her husband, Don Williams of Cedartown; a son, Edward Williams of Lawrenceville; two daughters, Donna Truett of Cedartown and Judy Runyon of Douglasville; a sister, Faye Free of Rome; five grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 25, in the Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Pierce Ashmore, the Rev. James Guy, and the Rev. Jason Stringer officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Bill Truett, Michael Dingler, Kevin Williams, Bryan Williams, Roney Anthony, Wayne Westmoreland, Sammy White, Preston Lockridge, and Steve Williams. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Pauline Mitchell Williams, age 86, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 1999. Mrs. Williams was born April 17, 1913 in Rock Run, Ala. She was a retired employee of the Goodyear Mill in Cedartown and a member of Worldview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Williams, and by her parents, James Frank Mitchell and Jenie L. Billingsly Mitchell. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Larry D. Carter of Cedartown; two sisters, Ruby Vada Ivey of Spring Gardens, Ala., and Mary B. Norton of Anniston, Ala.; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, December 31, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Conner and Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Frank Carter, Doug Runyon, Jimmy Runyon, John Moore, J. P. Foster, Ralph Hutcheson, L. T. Lankford, Marshall Tierce and James Foster. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Rufus Lee Williams, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, March 25, 1999. Mr. Williams was born July 2, 1924 in Polk County and was a member of Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Sara Williams of Cedartown; a daughter, Judy Leigh Henderson of Columbus; two sons, Perry Williams of Rockmart and Bobby Williams of Cedartown; two brothers, Clifford Williams and Seals William both of Cedartown; five sisters, Bobbie Norris and Shirley Barber both of Cedartown, Patsy Pike and Wilhilminia Gann both of Carrollton, Edna Rogers of Rockmart; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 27, from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Vines and the Rev. J. C. Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Chuck Dawson, Doug Singleton, Sammy Smith, David Bush, Glenn Wright, and Gene Bentley. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Fred David Wills, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, November 18, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Wills was born July 21, 1930 in Polk County. He was a member of Bellview Baptist Church, a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a retired General Motors employee and a member of the United Auto Workers of America. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Marion and Mary Lee Wills; brother, William (Bud) Wills; and sister Lena Landers. Surviving are wife Estelle Morris Wills of Cedartown; two sons, Mike Springer of Bartow, Fla., and Greg Wills of Cedartown; four daughters, Babs Springer Dunn of Mableton, Sherry Wills Baxter and Mandy Wills Cornejo, both of Rome, Kathy Wills Cornejo of Cedartown; three brothers, James Wills, Howard Wills and Charles Wills, all of Cedartown, five sisters, Annie Mae Williams, Julie Coalson, and Maurine Meers, all of Rome, Mary Yarbrough and Betty Perkins, both of Cedartown and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m., from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Owen Davis, Jr. and Rev. Gilbert Gentry officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Herbert Wilson, Howard Streetman, Gene Barber, Floyd Barber, Danny Clay, Doug Clay, James (Buddy) Privett and Bobby Puckett. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lemma Mosley Williamson, age 93, passed away on January 1, 1999. Mrs. Williamson was born September 3, 1905, in Polk County. A graduate of Cedartown High School, she attended Carrollton Agricultural School (now West Georgia College) before transferring to Hall Chaudron School of Nursing in Cedartown with affiliations at Grady Hospital. She was a founding member of Second Baptist Church in Rockmart. She married Taliaferro "Tolly" L. Williamson, moved to Durham, N.C., and later returned to Atlanta. In Durham she worked at Duke Hospital and the Durham County Department of Health and was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church. Since returning to Atlanta she has been a member of Druid Hills Baptist Church and worked with the Visiting Nurses Association, the Georgia Clinic, and the Dekalb County Department of Health. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Harvey and Fannie Stephenson Mosley. Survivors include two daughters, Mae Williamson, Betty Wilder of Raleigh, N.C.; one son, Rev. Tolly L. Williamson, Jr. of Decatur; one sister, Grace Morris of Aragon; seven grandchildren, Van T. Wilder of Tampa, Fla., Lieutenant Commander Dave S. Wilder, Chaplain USN of Jacksonville, N.C., Vera Bradsher of Raleigh, N. C., Ted D. Wilder of Wake Forest, N.C., Gina Faust of Tampa, Fla., Maria A. Williamson of Atlanta, and John T. Williamson of Snellville. Eleven great grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 5, 1999, from the A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home in Decatur. Interment followed in the family plot in Oxford.


Mr. William H. "Bill" Womack, Sr., of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, January 10, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Womack was born July 5, 1934 in Polk County. He was an occupation machine tender at Inland Container. He was preceded in death by his father, William Noah Womack. Survivors include his wife Debra Clark Womack of Cedartown; two daughters, Rhonda Gail Wheeler of Cedartown and Kristi Nicole Womack of Cedartown; three sons, William H. "Butch" Womack, Jr. of Cedartown, Gary Wayne Womack of Cedartown and Michael Dewayne "Mickey" Womack of Cedartown;; a stepson, Alan Wells of Cedartown; his mother, Edna Earl Jones Watson; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 12, at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. James Guy and the Rev. J. C. Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers included Benny Casey, Pete Glenn, Gray Pettit, Joe Howard, Bobby Womack, Hoyt Worthington. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Cecil Jimmy Witt, Sr., age 61, of Cedartown, GA. Passed away Saturday, January 23, 1999 in a local hospital. Mr. Witt was born April 2, 1937 in Polk County and was an army veteran. Mr. Witt was a member of Freedom Baptist Church but was a longtime member of Friendly Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents Mary Inez Jarrell Witt & William Witt, brother Edward Witt, and sister Helen Carmon. Survivors included his wife Rachel Watson Witt of Cedartown, GA., daughter Sandra Bright of Dallas, Ga. Sons Cecil Jimmy Witt, Jr. & Edward Witt both of Cedartown, GA. Charles "Chip" Witt & Flint both of Dallas, GA., William "Bill" of Cedartown, GA., sisters Wanda Ledford of Dallas, GA., Diane Carter of Calhoun, GA., brothers Leonard, Jackie & Jerry Witt all of Dallas, GA. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from Friendly Baptist Church with Rev. R. B. Hulsey & Rev. Randy Hulsey officiating. The interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post #86. Pallbearers included Casey Wells, Terry Wells, Eric Shaw, Wayne Shaw, Elton Watson and Eddie Watson,. Honorary pallbearers included Wesley Casey, Bobby Chapman, Gary Duke, Rodney Johnson, Michael Clark, Ed Wilson, Darren Armitage, Bradley Hicks, Greg Fain, and Jimmy Dale Carter. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Earl Leon Wood, age 69, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, May 10, 1999. Mr. Wood was born Nov. 11, 1929 in Cleburne County, Ala. He was preceded in death by: brothers, Jessie Woodtson Wood and Robert Taylor Wood and a son, Johnny Lee Wood. Survivors are: his wife Betty Wood of Cedartown; two sons, Clifton Ray Wood and Ricky Rowell, both of Cedartown; three daughters, Janice Boatner of Aragon, Patty Glenn and Joan Green, both of Cedartown; sister, Nola Wood of Cedartown; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 12, at 3 p.m., in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Boatner officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Cooper Wood, passed away November 28 1999 in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Wood was born in Cedartown on April 22, 1928. He attended high school in Rockmart. He was a veteran of the Air Force until his retirement in 1970. He also served in the federal government. Surviving are his wife, Jolanda Wood, daughter, Linda Fedigan of Edmonton, Alberta; and a number of cousins in Cedartown. Services were held Wednesday, December 1, at 10 a.m., at Messiah Lutheran Church in Boerne, Texas. Interment followed in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Leukemia Society in lieu of flowers. This announcement is made for the family by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home in Cedartown.


Mr. John Elmer Wood, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, May 22, 1999 in a Rome hospital, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Wood was born in Polk County on October 9, 1924. Mr. Wood was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church; a retired switchman of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, where he served 37 years; a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served in World War II; a member of the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association; and a former chief of the Antioch Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by five brothers; Bobby, Fred, Porter, Gene and Denny Wood; and two sisters, Sarah Wolfe and Annelle Wilson. Survivors include: his wife, Charlotte W. Wood of Cedartown; two sons; Michael Wood and Gary Wood, both of Cedartown; three sisters; Louis Fowler of Rockmart, Louise Swafford of Cedartown, and Ida Grindstaff of Rome; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 24, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Wright, Rev. Bobby Wood and Rev. Hugh Formby officiating. Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were; Brad Wood, Lance Wood, Anthony Wood, James Wood, Tracy Warren and Frank Lipham. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Joseph Perry Woods, age 89, of Aragon, passed away Thursday, December 9, 1999 in a Cedartown nursing home. Mr. Woods was born May 18, 1910 in Cave Spring. He was a retired Aragon Mills’s employee and an Army veteran of World War II. He is preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Lonis Estes Woods, and son Melvin Woods. Surviving are wife, Mary M. Woods of Aragon; six sons, Charlie Woods, Bobby Woods, Richard B. Head, all of Rockmart, James L. Head of Euharlee, Ronnie L. Head of Dallas and Larry Joe Head of Rockmart; two daughters, Betty Sue Shedd of Rockmart and Donna M. Turner of Aragon; brother, Bill S. Woods of Cave Spring; 24 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddy Hughes officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Johnny Woods, Joey Shedd, Michael Head, Kenneth Head, Jimmy Head and Tim Adkins. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. John Preston Worthington, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, August 9, 1999. Mr. Worthington was born October 6, 1924 in Polk County. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a retired law enforcement officer, having served 45 years, 11 years with the City of Cedartown Police Department, 25 years with the Georgia State Patrol and 10 years with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Surviving are his wife, Betty Worthington of Cedartown; two sons, Ronnie Worthington of Cedartown and Bob Worthington of Buchanan; brother, Van Worthington of Lynn Haven, Fla.; three sisters, Marie Miller of Cedartown, Carolyn McCollum of Columbus and Charlotte Lewis of Atlanta; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11 in the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tavye Morgan, Rev. Bob Holcomb and Rev. Tal Roberts officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Doyle Broome, C.F. Abernathy, Fred Kirkpatrick, Larry Keith, Wayne Gammon and Hoyt Dingler. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Buddy Allen Worthy, age 60, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 1999 in a local hospital. Mr. Worthy was born April 26, 1939 in Polk County. He was a Marine veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie Ethel Allen Worthy and Grover Cleveland Worthy, and wife Ruby Belle Worthy. Survivors include son James Allen Worthy of Cedartown, daughter, Donna Renee Worthy of Cedartown, sisters, Gail Johnson and Mary Johnson, both of Cedartown, Sue Ivey of Jessup, and Faye Brown of Birmingham, Ala., and two granddaughters. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 30, at 4 p.m., from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Dr. Dewayne New officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Richard Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Dennis Childers, Lewis Chambers, Bill Carnes and Greg Mason. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Albert Leon Wright, age 81, of Temple, passed away Monday, February 15, 1999. Mr. Wright was born December 25, 1917 in Haralson County. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Josia Gilreath Wright. Survivors include his wife, Lois Winters Wright of Temple; a daughter, Linda Hutcheson of Bremen; three sons, Jimmy R. Wright and Raymond Wright both of Bremen and Johnny Wright of Temple; a sister, Lizzie Mae Morris of Villa Rica; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 17, from the Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Horace Wilson and the Rev. Clarence Agan officiating. Interment followed in the Draketown Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jimmy Morris, Richard Brannon, Joel Norton, Luckey Winters, Shane Winters, and Neal Hodge. Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel of Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Clifford L. Wright, age 91, of Cedartown, Ga., passed away Wednesday, March 3, 1999. Mr. Wright was born November 14, 1907. He was a member of the Benedict Baptist Church of Cedartown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mable B. Wright and a grandson, Mr. Randall Mark Blythe. Surviving are: two sons and daughters-in-law, Lamar and Ann Wright of Dalton, and Richard and Victoria Wright of Cedartown; one daughter and son-in-law, Jerry and Cork Blyth of Cedartown; three grandsons, Kevin Wright and Bucky Wright of Dalton and Richard Wright, Jr. of Rome. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 5, 1999 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Litesey Funeral Home, with Dr. James Guy, Rev. Jim Reynolds, and Rev. Robert Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Olin Hackney, Roy Watts, Kevin Wright, Bucky Wright, Tommy Britt, James Kerr, Ronnie Money, George Ray Breeden, Wayne Walker, Mickey Corley, and Richard Wright. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Frank Wright, age 77, of Aragon, died Friday, March 12, 1999 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Wright was born August 31, 1921, in Polk County, Ga. He was a retired Atlanta Federal Pen employee, a member of the Aragon Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the Rockmart American Legion Post #12. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Williams Wright; his parents, Charlie and Johnnie Mae Martin Wright; and sister, Edith Tallent. Survivors include son, Carey Wright of Aragon; daughter, Teresa Davenport of Rockmart; sister, Thelma Phillips of Doraville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 14, from the Aragon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Holland Thomas officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Eric Tallent, Scott Phillips, Guy Davenport, Jr., Colin Davenport, Mitchell Rice, and Mack Tallent. Honorary pallbearers included William Owens, Turner Brookshire, Gene Smith, Earl Deaton and Leroy Elders. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Joe Whitlow Wyatt, One of the area’s greatest athletes has stepped onto the pitcher’s mound on the Field of Dreams. John Whitlow Wyatt, 91, a major league baseball pitcher and coach whose career spanned 37 years, died Friday, July 16, 1999. Wyatt, of Buchanan was born Sept. 27, 1907 in Kensington, Ga. He was the son of the late J. C. Wyatt and Leila Whittle Wyatt. During his baseball career, he was affiliated with several professional teams, including the Brooklyn Dodgers, Milwaukee Braves and the Atlanta Braves. As a pitcher, Wyatt compiled a 106-95 record. He pitched for the Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies. Wyatt moved from Chickamagua to Cedartown for his last two years of high school. A 1927 graduate of Cedartown High School, Wyatt spent two years pitching for the minor league team of the Detroit Tigers, before making the professional team. Trades then took him to the Indians and White Sox. He pitched seven years, then retired to his Buchanan farm. But, the pitching bug bit him again in 1938, when he was invited to join the minor league Milwaukee team of the American Association. Earning Most Valuable Players honors in the league, he was soon called up to Brooklyn. A supposedly "washed up" pitcher enjoyed six seasons with the Dodgers. One final year came with the Phillies, before he retired as a player for good in 1945 at age 38. Yet, his career with baseball was not over. In the fifties, Wyatt was persuaded by former Brooklyn teammate Dixie Walker to join the Atlanta Crackers as pitching coach. Walker was then serving as team manager. After a couple of years, Wyatt soon took the helm of the team, managing the Crackers to various championships, including the Southern League and Dixie World. In 1955, Wyatt joined the Phillies as pitching coach and third base coach. He was there for three years. A year later, he joined Milwaukee Braves as pitching coach. That first season, under manager Fred Haney, the Braves won a National League pennant. Wyatt continued in that capacity when the Braves moved to Atlanta in 1966. He was offered the manager’s job by general manager John Mullen to replace Bobby Bragan, but declined the chance. He stayed as pitching coach through the 1968 season. Aside from baseball, Wyatt was also a standout in football, good enough to get a scholarship offer from Georgia Tech. He was also a member of the Buchanan First United Methodist Church. Wyatt is survived by: one daughter, Ellen Holstein of Taylorsville; son John W. Wyatt, Jr., of Cedartown; two sisters, Eleanor McCallie of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Leila Mullin of Cedartown; two brothers, Jack Wyatt of Chickamauga and Harold Wyatt, Sr., of Cedartown; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Sunday, July 18, at 3 p.m., from Buchanan City Cemetery with Rev. Hoyt Jenkins officiating. The Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen had charge of the arrangements.


Mr. David H. Young, Jr., age 85, of Rockmart, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999. Mr. Young was born July 18, 1913, in Polk County, Ga. He was a retired insurance agent and a member of the Rockmart First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Laurie Whitehead Young; his parents, David H. and Martha Mundy Young, Sr.; and daughter Marty Schrier. Survivors include a son, Mr. David H. (Buzz) Young, III of Chattanooga, Tenn. The funeral service was held Friday, March 12, at 2 p.m. from the Rockmart First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Autry officiating. Interment followed in the Rockmart Memorial Gardens. The pallbearers included Bruce Albea, Harry Chappell, Hugh Mcrae, Arthur Godwin, Roger Waldrop, Troy Weldon, Frank Crawford, and Fred Braswell. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Harvey Jackson York, age 65, of Cedartown, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at a local hospital. Mr. York was born Sept. 28, 1934 in Borden Springs, Ala., and was an Army veteran. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and a retired clerk for the Georgia School for the Deaf. He was preceded in death by parents, Georgia Haney York and Arthur York. Survivors include wife, Joan Venable York of Cedartown, daughter, Debra York Hutto; sisters, Eugenia Lorrens of Cedartown, Vesta Carroll of Buchanan, Mildred Edwards, of Carrolton, Marylin Parham of Hapeville; brother, Robert York of Holyoke, Mass.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Dr. James Guy and Rev. Roger Whorten officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post No. 86. Pallbearers were: Verdell Hulsey, Phil Hulsey, Murrel Forrister, Hershel Crowley, Stanley Gorman, and David Hutto. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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