Our Obituaries

Tracey Linn Tinsley

July 14, 1961 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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Franklin James Noland

June 1, 1985 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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Betty Jane Glaze

April 28, 1931 - July 9, 2017

Betty Jane Glaze, age 86, passed away on Sunday, July 9th, 2017.Mrs. Glaze was born on April 28, 1931 in Atlanta, GA, daughter of the late John Coleman Pace and Bennie Wofford Pace.Mrs. Glaze graduated from Roosevelt High School in Atlanta, GA. She retired from Sears and the Federal Government working for the CDC in Atlanta. She was a proud and active member of Faith United Methodist Church where...
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Phillip Donald Barge

September 10, 1932 - July 9, 2017

Phillip Donald 'Don" Barge, Sr., 84, of Stewart Drive, Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Cartersville Medical Center. Mr. Barge was born September 10, 1932 in Atlanta, Georgia, son of the late George Edward Barge and Nora Congor Barge. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church and was retired from Nabisco and was known as the Cookie Man. He loved playing golf;...
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Phillips Henry Gentry

October 11, 1943 - July 8, 2017

Phillips Henry Gentry, age 73, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.Mr. Gentry was born on October 11, 1943 in Bartow County, son of the late Stewart Gentry and Estelle Robinson.Mr. Gentry was a true and faithful servant of the Lord and a proud Minister of the Gospel at The Church of God of Union Assembly, where he was ordained in 1972. His pride and joy was his loving wife of fifty-three years,...
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Charles Rice Warlick

October 24, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Charles Rice Warlick, age 67, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.Charles was born on October 24, 1949, in Atlanta, GA, son of the late Thomas and Frances Rice Warlick.Charles proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. After being honorably discharged from the military, he attended Reinhardt University where he learned his lifelong trade of architecture and construction. He...
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Annie Adeline Evans

May 7, 1919 - July 8, 2017

Mrs. Adeline Evans, 98, of Emerson, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 8, 2017. Mrs. Evans was born May 7, 1919 in Bartow County, Georgia, daughter of the late Grady Pressley and Lillian Cowart Pressley. She was retired from Union Carbide. She was a long time member of Emerson First Baptist Church where she taught the nursery for many years. She was preceded in death by...
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Odell Cowart Head

October 2, 1927 - July 5, 2017

Odell Cowart Head, 89, of Euharlee, GA, passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 5, 2017. Mrs. Head was born to the late John L. Cowart and Edna Young Cowart on October 2, 1927 in Cassville, GA.Mrs. Head was married to her loving husband, the late Mr. JC Head, for over forty three years. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Head was a talented seamstress and cook, and once...
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Ometa Faye Claypole

June 18, 1961 - June 27, 2017

Ometa Claypole, age 56, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, with her family by her side in Cartersville, GA.Ometa was born on June 18, 1961 in Harrisonburg, VA, daughter of the late John and Faye St. George.She attended Whiteville High School in Whiteville, NC. She married William Claypole on June 18, 1981, and had two children. After being a stay-at-home mother for a number of years, she...
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Donna Sue Adams

September 12, 1937 - June 27, 2017

Donna Sue Keever Adams, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.Mrs. Adams was born on September 12, 1937 in Bartow County, GA, daughter of the late Quimby Keever and Eliza Abernathy Keever.Mrs. Adams was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and a previous member of Center Baptist Church. She was a seamstress with EZ-Mills and also an independent Avon Representative for many years. She...
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Brenda Sue Brooks

October 29, 1945 - June 24, 2017

Brenda Sue Brooks, 71, of Taylorsville, GA passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Brooks was born to the late Mr. Henry Law and Mrs. Virginia McEver Law of Bartow County GA, on October 29, 1945.Mrs. Brooks was a loving mother and grandmother. She was member of The Church at Liberty Square for many years. She also worked for Cloverleaf Elementary School in the...
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Harold Lee Dempsey

April 22, 1916 - June 23, 2017

Mr. Harold Lee Dempsey, 101, of Cartersville, GA, a wonderful Christian man, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 surrounded by family. Mr. Dempsey was born to the late Charlie Norman Dempsey and Willie Dodd Dempsey of Kingston, GA, on April 22, 1916.Mr. Dempsey enjoyed an active lifestyle right up until his final days. He was a long time member of the Retired Men's Group of Cartersville, and...
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Nannie Jeanette Hopkins

October 21, 1937 - June 17, 2017

Jeanette L. Hopkins, 79, of Towne & Country Drive, Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Maple Ridge Health and Rehab. Mrs. Hopkins was born October 21, 1937 in Marion, Alabama, daughter of the late Bruce LaGrone and Nannie Fondren LaGrone. She was a Housewife who loved life, her children and grandchildren. She cross-stitched, was a seamstress, and enjoyed...
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Dwain Edward Weikle

March 18, 1939 - June 16, 2017

Dwain Edward Weikle passed away peacefully in his home in White GA on June 16, 2017 surrounded by family members. He was born in DuBois Nebraska on March 18, 1939.He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Margaret Weikle. Brother Jim Weikle, and son-in-law Robert Holland. Survivors include his wife of nearly 40 years, Joyce Weikle. His 3 sons Rodney, Richard, and Randy Heaton. Daughter...
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Rosella Bullard Partin

December 19, 1927 - June 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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June Ellis Lunsford

March 28, 1929 - June 12, 2017

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Cecil A. Brown

July 6, 1917 - June 7, 2017

Cecil A. Brown, 99, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday morning June 7, 2017 at Townsend Park Health & Rehab. Mr. Brown was born July 6, 1917 in Cartersville, Georgia son of the late Harold Brown and Jessie Barnette Brown. He was of the Baptist faith and was retired from the City of Cartersville Water Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma Prather Grizzle...
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Johnny W. Rodgers

September 10, 1941 - June 4, 2017

Johnny William Rodgers, 75, went to meet his Heavenly Father on June 4, 2017, at his home in Cartersville, GA. He was born September 10, 1941 in Montezuma, Georgia, to Carl Rodgers and Louise Kelley Rodgers.He graduated from Oglethorpe High School in 1959, and attended Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton for one and a half years. He joined the Navy in 1961, served two years, rejoined...
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David Paul Frank

February 17, 1978 - June 4, 2017

David Paul Frank II, 39, of Timms Loop, Calhoun, Georgia, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Calhoun, Georgia.David was born February 17, 1978 in Escindido, CA, son of David Paul Frank and Jody Bell Frank. He was employed by RaceTrac.Survivors include his wife, Shana Pendley Frank; Children, Haley Isabella, Skye Flammia, Brantley Foster; grandchildren, Gabriel, Samuel, Anabella; sister-in-law,...
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L.G. Hendricks

November 28, 1922 - June 3, 2017

L.G. Hendricks, age 94, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017.Mr. Hendricks was born on November 28, 1922 in White, GA, son of the late Howard H. Hendricks, Sr. and Flonnie Bell Hendricks.Mr. Hendricks proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He loved to work with his hands and tinkered with everything. He was a watch maker by trade for Hobson Brothers Jewelers...
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Jagger Reese Settles

October 9, 2014 - May 29, 2017

Jagger Reese Settles, age 2, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017.Jagger was born on October 9, 2014 in Roswell, GA, son of Doug Settles and Bobbie Jessica Prather.He is survived by his parents; brothers, Jayden McCain, Jasper and Jessiah Settles; aunts and uncles, Holly (Efrain) Miranda, Jordan (Greg) Vickery, Wende Cook, Joshua Prather and Joseph Prather; cousins, Destiny, Jade and Abigail...
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Opal Chastain Garmon

June 6, 1926 - May 29, 2017

Opal Chastain Garmon, age 90, of Cartersville, GA, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017.She was born on June 6, 1926 in Whitfield, County, GA, daughter of the late A.P. and Jewell Chastain.Opal was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and retired from E-Z Mills in Cartersville after 34 years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading and camping.She is preceded in death by her parents; husband,...
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George Hugh Andrews

October 10, 1952 - May 28, 2017

George Hugh "Butch" Andrews, Jr., 64, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Cartersville Medical Center. Butch was born October 10, 1952 in Dothan, Alabama, son of the late George Hugh Andrews, Sr. and Mary Emma Snellgrove Andrews. He was retired from Georgia Power and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Butch was a loving father, grandfather, brother and...
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Addison Dakota Edens

April 10, 2014 - May 27, 2017

Addison "Addie" Dakota Edens, age, 3, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017.Addie was born on April 10, 2014 in Kennesaw, GA, daughter of Christopher Lee Edens and Jennifer Diane Buchanan Edens.Addie always had a smile on her face, but could also give everyone her cute "mean look." She was a determined little fighter, overcoming many health obstacles in her short three years....
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Jonathan Royce Ellington

August 12, 1980 - May 27, 2017

Jonathan Royce Ellington, 36, of Cartersville GA, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. Jonathan was born August 12, 1980 to James Roland Ellington Jr. and the late Betty A. Ellington of Cartersville, GA. Jonathan was the loving husband and father of four beautiful children. He loved the beach and outdoors. But most of all, Jonathan loved spending time with his family.Jonathan is preceded in...
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Jo Ann Lewis

October 26, 1926 - May 26, 2017

Jo Ann (Mama Jo) Lewis, 90, of Douglasville, GA, formerly of Cartersville, GA, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 in Graceville, Florida. Mrs. Lewis was born October 26, 1926 in Cartersville, Georgia, daughter of the late Albert Glenn Cline and Dora Dowda Cline. She was a Homemaker and a member of the Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Marvin Lewis and a grandchild...
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Dorothy Tidwell Townsend

April 17, 1929 - May 24, 2017

Dorothy Tidwell Townsend, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.Mrs. Townsend was born on April 17, 1929 in Cartersville, GA, daughter of the late Buford Tidwell and Pauline Branton Tidwell.Mrs. Townsend and her loving husband of sixty-two years, Herbert Townsend, owned and operated Townsend Supply Company for twenty years. She also owned several other businesses in Cartersville...
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Floyd Nolan Ponder

November 20, 1940 - May 24, 2017

Floyd Nolan Ponder, Jr., age 76, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.Mr. Ponder was born on November 20, 1940 in Cartersville, GA, son of the late Floyd Nolan Ponder, Sr. and Cleo Jackson Ponder.Mr. Ponder was a self-employed farmer for many years. He was known to all of his friends as the "Mayor" of Burnt Hickory Rd.He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Liz Ponder;...
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David Mack Watkins

February 5, 1956 - May 23, 2017

David Mack Watkins, 61, of Cassville, Georgia, passed away peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, May 23 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome. He is survived by his parents, Betty and Mack Watkins; his wife, Kathy Watkins; his children, Jason Watkins, Shawna Watkins Fultz and Rhimee Watkins; and his grandchildren, Will and Isla Fultz, Landon and Rhikole Broadnax and Sunshine and Orion Harper. ...
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Travis Eugene Sligh

September 25, 1981 - May 23, 2017

Travis Sligh, 35, of Highway 61, Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Georgia. Travis was born September 25, 1981 in Marietta, Georgia son of William Eugene Sligh and Teresa Lynn Andrews Sligh. He was a self employed painter. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Talmadge Eugene Sligh. Survivors include his parents,...
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James Floyd

December 19, 1952 - May 22, 2017

James Floyd, 64, of Dogwood Cove, Woodstock, Georgia, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. Mr. Floyd was born December 19, 1952 in Cartersville, Georgia, son of the late Olin Floyd and Mildred Louise Hufstetler Floyd. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Jane Floyd. Survivors include his daughter, Holly Parks and husband Adam; Granddaughter, Rylan Parks; sisters &...
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Russell Wyatt Holden

May 17, 2017 - May 22, 2017

Russell Wyatt Holden passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. Russell was born May, 17, 2017 to Mr. Barry Holden and Margaret Anne Watkins Elrod of Rockmart, GA.Although Russell's time on earth was short, he brought joy, love and hope to our eyes. Our son in our eyes will always be completely loved and forever missed. To his family he will always remain precious and priceless.Russell is survived by...
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Jere Field Conner

January 26, 1948 - May 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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Evelyn Requa-Pfau

January 24, 1946 - May 21, 2017

Dr. Evelyn Jean Rogers Requa-Pfau was born in Key West, FL on January 24, 1946 and died May 21, 2017 in Marietta, GA. Jeanie spent her youth in Pensacola, FL where she graduated from Pensacola High School Class of ’64 and Pensacola Junior College. After graduation she moved to South Salem, NY where she married and began her family. Jeanie had always dreamed of working in the medical...
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Hubert J. Kaylor

August 4, 1952 - May 21, 2017

Hubert Jess Kaylor, Jr., age 64, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017.Mr. Kaylor was born on August 4, 1952 in Richmond Virginia, son of the late Hubert Jess Kaylor, Sr. and Martha Blackwell Kaylor.Mr. Kaylor proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Viet Nam conflict, as Senior Flight Engineer on CH-47 (Chinook helicopters). He was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries...
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Evelyn B. Lenhart

August 6, 1925 - May 21, 2017

Evelyn B. Lenhart, 91, of Cartersville, GA, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. Mrs. Lenhart was born August 6, 1925, in Bartow County Ga, to the late Tom Bentley and Ruby Arizona Burt Bentley. Mrs. Lenhart was a very active member of her church. She loved to sing in the choir and also loved to travel. She was an avid gardener who loved her flowers.Mrs. Lenhart is preceded in death by her son,...
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Vernon Ray McCombs

May 9, 1924 - May 18, 2017

Vernon Ray McCombs, age 93, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017.Mr. McCombs was born on May 9, 1924 in Enville, TN, son of the late Lonnie D. McCombs and Pearl Woods McCombs.Mr. McCombs was a true and faithful servant of the Lord and ministered as a Deacon, Sunday School Leader and volunteer. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Air...
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Frank James Young

April 15, 1948 - May 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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Robert Stanford Lipscomb

February 10, 1936 - May 17, 2017

Robert Stanford Lipscomb, 81, of White GA, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Robert was born February 10, 1936, in Bartow County, GA, son of the late John Lipscomb and Lola Mae Bishop Lipscomb.Mr. Lipscomb was an outdoorsman to the core. He was member of both Bartow County Coon Hunters Club and the Bartow County Foxhound Association. He spent his free time hunting quail, raccoons and...
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James Edward Nicely

September 21, 1952 - May 16, 2017

James Edward “Jim” Nicely, age 64, of Adairsville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otha Nicely and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Martin, all of Lexington, VA. His survivors include his daughter, Carla Nicely; parents; Carl and Martha Nicely; brother, Jeff Nicely, all of Cartersville, GA; sister, Nancy (John) Page; niece Caroline...
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Kathryn Lynn Gentry

November 19, 1967 - May 8, 2017

Kathryn Barnwell Gentry, 49, began a new journey on Monday, May 8, 2017. A journey where Kaye can employ her attributes and ambitions, where she can laugh, sing and love as much and as often as she chooses. Kaye can continue to share her enthusiasm and "Love of Life" in her new home. She will always be remembered for her kindness and generosity to anyone and anything that needed her strength,...
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Mary Jane Willis Scoggins

May 27, 1934 - May 6, 2017

Mrs. Mary Jane Willis Scoggins, 82, of Rydal, Georgia went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday May 6, 2017. Jane, the third of five children, was born to Lester and Beulah Willis on May 27, 1934. Many years later, Jane married her high school sweetheart, William Harris "Dud" Scoggins. Throughout their 64 wonderful years of marriage, they were blessed with five children, nine...
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Margie Bell Vaughn

May 15, 1923 - May 5, 2017

Margie Bell Vaughn, age 93, passed away on May 5, 2017.Mrs. Vaughn was born in Bartow County on May 15, 1923, daughter of the late Thomas Clements Hunt and Jannie Davis Hunt.Mrs. Vaughn is preceded in death by her sons, Earl, Bobby and Wendell Prather; daughter, Elizabeth Prather Gibby; sisters, Tommy Smith, Rachel Davis and Ruby Lee Willis.Survivors include her daughter, Wilma (Lex) Barker, sons...
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Michael Timothy O'Halpin

April 15, 1956 - May 2, 2017

LTC, Michael Timothy O'Halpin, age 61, passed away on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017.Michael was born on April 15, 1956 in Queens, NY, son of the late Brian Columbanus O'Halpin and Carol Betty Shrader.Michael proudly served his country in the United States Army. After an initial period of active duty, Michael returned to service following the events of 9/11. He served in both Afghanistan and in...
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Margery Wilma Sayers

May 24, 1929 - May 2, 2017

Margery Wilma Sayers, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.Mrs. Sayers was born on May 4, 1929 in Clearfield, PA, daughter of the late Lewis Chester Graham and Hazel Spence Graham.Mrs. Sayers was a loving wife and mother. Her true joy was children. She babysat children of all ages for many many years. She also enjoyed making quilts and knitting. She and her husband of sixty-seven years...
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Betty Ann Flowers

January 2, 1929 - May 2, 2017

Betty Ann Flowers, 88, of Summit Street, Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at a local hospital. Mrs. Flowers was born January 2, 1929 in Cartersville, Georgia, daughter of the late Clifford Monroe Cagle and Stella Frances Barnett Cagle. She was a self employed produce saleslady and was a lifetime member of the Church at Liberty Square. She was preceded in death by her...
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Duard Delk Hames

August 27, 1953 - April 30, 2017

Duard Delk "Buck" Hames, Sr., age 63, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017.Buck was born on August 27, 1953 in Marietta, GA, son of Margaret Hames and the late Harry Owen Hames.Buck retired from the phone company after thirty-seven years of dedicated employment. He was a civil war re-enactor since the age of nineteen and was also an active member of the Euharlee Mason Lodge. He loved...
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Edna Earl Wilson

June 1, 1930 - April 29, 2017

Edna Earl Wilson, 86, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. Born June 1, 1930 to the late Clarence E. Jones and Vera Rhodes Jones in Sycamore, GA.Mrs. Wilson was a dedicated member of First Baptist of Emerson in Emerson, GA. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and a volunteer at the hospital logging over two thousand hours. But most of all, Edna was a wonderful woman who loved her...
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Esther Carol Worley

October 22, 1940 - April 27, 2017

Esther Carol Worley, 76, passed away at her home. Esther was born October 22, 1940, in Cartersville, GA to the late Loyd P. Worley and Catherine Crowe Worley.Esther was a great fan of NASCAR and loved to read her magazines.She is preceded in death by her parents, Loyd P. Worley and Catherine Crowe Worley, brothers and sisters-in-law, Wallace Worley (Bessie), Clyde Worley (Irene), Claude Worley ...
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Sarah Frances Guyton

August 22, 1924 - April 25, 2017

Sarah Frances Worthington Guyton went home to be with Our Lord on April 25, 2017 from a lengthy illness in the Townsend Health and Rehab facility.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Weldon Guyton; her father and mother, Bartow and Mamie Arnold Worthington; her sisters, Kathleen Dempsey and Mildred Pope, all to whom she was devoted; and a precious niece, Marlene Dempsey...
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Doris Gean Matthews

December 26, 1945 - April 25, 2017

Doris Gean Matthews, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.Mrs. Matthews was born on December 26, 1945 in Canton, GA, daughter of the late Eugene Elmer Meade and Odessa Wilson Meade.Mrs. Matthews graduated from Cherokee High School class of 1964. She was a true and faithful servant of the Lord and a proud and active member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Red...
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Helen Jo Oglesby

June 4, 1934 - April 23, 2017

Helen Oglesby, a long-time resident of Bartow County,died peacefully Sunday the 23rd of April at her home on Lake Allatoona. Born in 1934 in Cartersville, GA, Helen moved to Pennsylvania in 1953to start a family. She returned to Cartersville in 1964.Helen worked for the City of Cartersville for over 30 years and retired as City Clerk in 1997.She lived out her retirement years on Lake Allatoona,...
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Winifred Anne McGruder

January 6, 1933 - April 22, 2017

Winifred Ann Goode McGruder, age 84, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Cartersville, Georgia. Winnie was born on January 6, 1933 in Richmond, Virginia to the late William Anthony Goode and Winifred Alberta Whitlock Goode. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Jack Goode and Joseph Goode.Winnie married her...
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Kenneth Raymond Wood

March 28, 1954 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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Pauline Branton Cain

March 19, 1930 - April 17, 2017

Pauline Branton Cain, age 87, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017.Mrs. Cain was born on March 19, 1930 in White, GA, daughter of the late Fred Branton and Rader Fortenberry Branton.Mrs. Cain was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.She is preceded in death by her loving husband of forty-five years, Walter Cain; her eldest son, Darrell Cain; brothers,...
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Linda Davis Andreas

December 27, 1944 - April 17, 2017

Linda Davis Andreas, 72, of Cartersville GA passed away on April 17, 2017 at the Cartersville Medical Center after a prolonged illness. She was the wife of Nicos H. Andreas. They shared 52 years of marriage and raised their children in Taylors, SC before moving to Cartersville GA to be near their grandchildren.Born in Union, SC she was the daughter of Robert B. Davis and Millie Louise Jones of...
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Samuel Crawley Lunsford

April 20, 1925 - April 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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Mary Louise Wade

November 24, 1925 - April 14, 2017

Mary Lou Wade, 91, of Cartersville passed away Friday, April 14 at The Fite LivingCentre surrounded by family.Mrs. Wade was born November 24, 1925 in Gordon County to the late Bunyan andLizzie Black. She was retired from the Bartow County Schools and a member of Clear CreekBaptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Wade; sisters, Fannie Pullum of Tennessee, Dymple Mealor of...
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Donald Frances McMillan

August 27, 1921 - April 14, 2017

Donald Francis McMillan, age 95, passed away peacefully at Fite Living Centre, a wonderful and loving assisted living home in Cartersville, GA on April 14, 2017. He was born on August 27, 1921 in Fort Valley, GA, son of the late Thomas McMillan and Frances McDonald McMillan. Don grew up in Fort Valley and Miami, FL before enlisting in the Navy to serve his country in World War II. He was...
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Elizabeth Ann O'Connor

May 13, 1938 - April 14, 2017

Elizabeth "Betsy" Ann O'Connor, 78, of Cartersville, GA, passed away April 14, 2017. Mrs. O'Connor was born in Knoxville, TN on May 13, 1938 to the late Paul Campbell and Mildred Gordon Campbell . She attended Knoxville Catholic High School, graduating with the class of 1956.Mrs. O'Connor was a very active member of her church. She served as a Eucharistic Minister, volunteered with...
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Carol Ann Caswell

January 27, 1951 - April 13, 2017

Mrs. Carol Ann Caswell, 66, of Cartersville, GA passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Mrs. Caswell was born January 27, 1951 to the late Noah Brock and Ida Morgan Brock and was a lifelong resident of Cartersville, Ga.Mrs. Caswell is preceded in death by her sister, Mrs. Imogene Pope.Mrs. Caswell is survived by her loving husband, Mr. Bert L. Caswell, two daughters: Mrs. Stacy Hightower (David)...
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Jeannie Marie Mace

January 21, 1957 - April 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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Rufus Napoleon Hill

February 12, 1940 - April 10, 2017

Rufus Napoleon Hill, 77, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at Cartersville Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Hill was born February 12, 1940, son of the late Mike Ernest Hill and Effie Cantrell Hill. He was retired from West Lumber Company after 30 years of employment. He was co-owner/operator of the Wagon Wheel Restaurant and owner of Westside...
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Francis McKemie

November 15, 1927 - April 10, 2017

Francis Oliver McKemie, age 89, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017.Mr. McKemie was born on November 15, 1927 in Lanett, AL, son the of late Francis O. and Earline Manning McKemie.Mr. McKemie is preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jones McKemie; second wife, Audrey Thigpen McKemie; daughter, Cindy McKemie.Survivors include his granddaughters, Celisa Scroggins and Angelsea McKemie; great...
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Joseph Henry Black

June 21, 1931 - April 10, 2017

Mr. Joseph "Bud" Black Jr., of White GA, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. Mr. Black was a mechanic, song writer, and a lover of gospel music.He is preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.Survivors include beloved wife of 58 years, Shirley Black, son, Dale Black (Carol), Daughter, Gail Morgan, sister, Betty Wilson (Paul) and grandchildren: Jennifer Gentry, Derek Morgan ...
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Alvie Ross Shoemaker

March 4, 1932 - April 7, 2017

Alvie Ross Shoemaker Jr., 85 of Sandy Springs, Ga, passed away April 7, 2017. Mr. Shoemaker was born March 4, 1932 to Alvie Ross Shoemaker Sr. and Ruth Esther Quasebarth Shoemaker in Cartersville, GA. Mr. Shoemaker spent his early life in Cartersville , serving in the United States Navy in the Submarine Service for five years and served in the Korean War. Mr. Shoemaker graduated from Georgia...
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Mary Kate Grizzle

April 17, 1930 - April 7, 2017

Mary Kate Grizzle, age 86, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Townsend Park Health & Rehab.Mrs. Grizzle was born on April 17, 1930 in Bartow County, the daughter of the late Rev. James Howard Cordell and Minnie Wilson Cordell.Mrs. Grizzle was a true and faithful servant of the Lord and a proud and active member of Oakland Heights Baptist Church from August 26, 1956 until the time of her...
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Mary Wilson

December 3, 1927 - April 2, 2017

Mary Mansfield Wilson, age 89, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017.Mrs. Wilson was born on December 3, 1927 in Emerson, GA, daughter of the late Cliff Mansfield and Besse Wigley Mansfield.Mrs. Wilson is preceded in death by her loving husband of forty-three years, Ray Wilson; granddaughter, Jeana Maybern Hardin; brothers, Hugh and Carl Mansfield; sisters, Thelma Arp, Nellie Darnell, Minnie,...
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Mary Ann Pirkle

April 28, 1941 - April 2, 2017

Mary Ann Pirkle, 75, of Center Road, Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Townsend Park Health and Rehab in Cartersville. Mrs. Pirkle was born April 28, 1941 in Rockmart, Georgia, daughter of the late John L. Stringer and Mary Sue Williams Stringer. She was retired from Cartersville Undergarment and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. The family will...
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Sean Burch

March 25, 1944 - March 30, 2017

Sean Burch, 73, of White Ga, passed away Thursday March 30, 2017. Mr. Burch was born March 25, 1944 to the late Mr. Seaborn Burch and Addie Irene Burch in Dothan, Alabama. Mr. Burch served our nation in the United States Coast Guard.Mr. Burch loved the beach, going to Pigeon Forge and had a passion for antique cars.Mr. Burch is survived by his daughter, Renee Burch; son, Rodney Keith Burch, and...
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Katherine B. White

July 19, 1934 - March 26, 2017

Katherine B. White, 82, of Quail Ridge Rd., Taylorsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Chulio Hills Health and Rehab Center in Rome, Georgia. Mrs. White was born July 19, 1934 in Acworth, Georgia, daughter of the late Junius Deber Brookshire and Laura Bell Brookshire. She was retired from Wellstar-Kennestone and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her...
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James Donald Sosebee

June 26, 1931 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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Troy Hight

November 12, 1931 - March 24, 2017

Mr. Troy Hight, age 85 of Cartersville, GA passed away on Friday afternoon, March 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Hight was born in Bartow County on November 12, 1931, son of the late John and Rossie Cochran Hight.Troy worked for many years in the carpet industry and following retirement, he worked at Thompson Honda. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during...
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Sandra Gail Dyer

September 24, 1945 - March 23, 2017

Mrs. Sandra Gail Dyer, age 71, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Thursday morning, March 23, 2017 at her residence with her family at her side. Mrs. Dyer was born September 24, 1945 in Cartersville, GA, a daughter to the late H.A. James and Eva Martin James. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her nine brothers and one sister. She was retired from Shaw Industries of...
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Gene Arnold Miller

August 5, 1934 - March 22, 2017

Colonel Gene Arnold Miller, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 surrounded by his family.Mr. Miller was born on August 5, 1934 in Marlin, TX, son of the late Paul August and Alexa Lenora Miller.After graduating from Texas A&M as well as Michigan State, Mr. Miller proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and retired as a Comptroller after 25 dedicated years. He...
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Scott Steven Naelitz

January 30, 1962 - March 20, 2017

LTC Scott Steven Naelitz, Sr., age 55, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017,at his home, shrouded in love and light after a fierce battle with cancer.Scott was born on January 30, 1962 in Lorain, OH, son of the late Jim Naelitz and his mother Jeannie Ceja. He was stationed in Texas, Virginia, Hawaii, Washington, Georgia, South Carolina,Cuba, and many countries in the Middle East.Scott was a...
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Paul Michael Gibson

November 17, 1976 - March 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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Tommy Joe Summey

March 18, 1949 - March 15, 2017

Mr. Tommy Joe Summey, 67, of Cartersville, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Cartersville Medical Center. Mr. Summey was of the Baptist faith attending Olive Vine Baptist Church and Pleasant Olive Baptist Church.Mr. Summey was born on March 18, 1949 in Cartersville, GA. He graduated from Cartersville High School in 1967, and has been a life long Cartersville resident.He is preceded in...
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Freddy Wayne Huskins

April 17, 1952 - March 14, 2017

Freddy Wayne Huskins, 64, of White, GA, passed away Tuesday March 14, 2017, at his home after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.Mr. Huskins was born April 17, 1952 in Bartow County, Georgia, son of the late Maude Wofford and Bernece Barnett Huskins. Freddy Wayne loved his family and had a witty sense of humor. Freddy Wayne was also a founding member of the Northwest Georgia Bass Club.He is...
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Margaret Fowler Bridges

July 25, 1928 - March 13, 2017

Margaret Fowler Bridges, 88, passed away at home on March 13, 2017 surrounded by her children. She was born July 25 1928 in Deer Lodge Tennessee, daughter of Ethel Ritter and Edgar Fowler, but after their early deaths was raised in Cartersville by cousins Dorothy and Bill Johnson. She was preceded in death by parents, cousins, husband of 48 years, John E. "Bud" Bridges in 1999, grandson Ross...
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Ann McCoy

November 8, 1938 - March 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral HomeMCCOY............... Ann Marie McCoy, 78, of Shinall Gaines Rd., Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. McCoy was born November 8, 1938 in Bartow County, Georgia, daughter of the late Charlie Thomas Cline and Lois Chitwood Cline. She was a Homemaker and a member of the New Beginnings Church. ...
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Martha Doss Kiser

May 5, 1921 - March 7, 2017

Martha Doss Kiser, 95, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Felton Manor. Mrs. Kiser was born May 5, 1921 in Cartersville, Georgia daughter of the late Will N. Doss and Edna Carpenter Doss. Prior to her retirement, she was the Director of Pre-School and After-School Program at Tabernacle Baptist Church where she was a member for 68 years. She was also a Pre-School...
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Lisa Louise Childs

July 29, 1948 - March 5, 2017

Family will receive friends Friday evening from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Owen Funeral Home.Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA, has charge of the funeral arrangements.
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Stephen Ross Cigainero

June 21, 1948 - February 27, 2017

Stephen "Steve" Ross Cigainero, age 68, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 after a long battle with brain cancer.Mr. Cigainero was born on June 21, 1948 in Fayetteville, AR, son of the late Harvey Leo Cigainero and Rosemary DeCoursey O'Grady Cigainero.Steve is survived by his loving wife of eighteen years, Rhonda Cigainero, two children and their spouses: Brian/Brooke...
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Nora Bishop Dent

September 2, 1938 - February 24, 2017

Mrs. Nora Bishop Dent of Cartersville passed away on February 24, 2017, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Dent was born on September 2, 1938, to the late Louise and John V. Bishop of White and was a lifelong member of Wofford's Cross Roads Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a Sunday School teacher, Church Clerk, Vacation Bible School Director, President of the Baptist Women and choir...
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Ruth Radford Harvill

September 23, 1926 - February 23, 2017

Mrs. Ruth R. Harvill, beloved wife of Mr. W. E. Harvill, Jr. (Bill), left to be with her Heavenly Father after a brief hospitalization at Cartersville Medical Center on Thursday, February 23, 2017. She had struggled for years with numerous, serious health problems but succumbed to pancreatic cancer within a week of diagnosis. Ruth was preceded in death by her mother, Eloise Harriet Moseley...
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Ruby Hall Craig

January 23, 1929 - February 22, 2017

Ruby Mae Hall Craig, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.Mrs. Craig was born on January 23, 1929 in Magnolia, FL, daughter of the late George Washington Hall and Cora Mae Helms Hall.Mrs. Craig is preceded in death by her loving husband of thirty-five years, Vardmon Craig; brother, Harrison Huleon Hall.Survivors include her son, George (Miranda Agnes Earwood) Craig; sister, Lottie ...
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Thomas Joseph Smigel

May 29, 1986 - February 19, 2017

Thomas "TJ" Joseph Smigel, age 30, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017.TJ was born on May 29, 1986 in Pittsburgh, PA, son of Helen Blake.TJ was a dedicated son and father. He was an employee with Aquifil USA where he worked as an extruder. He was an avid sports fanatic and loved to watch the Atlanta Falcons.He is survived by his mother, Helen Blake; fiance, Alicia Liley; sons,...
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William Earl Story

April 3, 1933 - February 18, 2017

Mr. William Earl Story, 83, of Lindsey Drive, Cartersville, Ga passed away Saturday February 18, 2017. Mr. Story was a member of The Church of God of the Union Assembly. Mr. Story worked for many years for Shaw Industries and retired as supervisor.He was a loving and caring father. He was loved and respected by many. He will be greatly missed.Mr. Story is preceded in death by his parents, Mr....
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J.R. R. Elrod

May 2, 1930 - February 17, 2017

Mr. JR Elrod, 86, of Fairmount, GA passed away Friday February 17, 2017. He was a devout member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Elrod was a generous man who loved his family and his church. JR was an avid gardener and rabbit hunter who never met a stranger.Mr. Elrod is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Walter Lee Elrod and Mrs. Sally Lou Moss Elrod,Daughter, Debbie Sue Hale. Brothers; Bert...
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Madhuben Jagdish Patel

January 1, 1951 - February 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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Darlene Cantrell

September 11, 1949 - February 12, 2017

Darlene Cantrell, 67, of Cartersville, GA passed away Sunday February 12, 2017. Darlene is the daughter of the late Gordan Lee McElrath and Mildred Coleen Adcock McElrath. Darlene was born September 11, 1949 in Bartow County, GA. Darlene was in the 1967 graduating class of Cass High School. Darlene was a devout member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church who loved her friends and most of all her family...
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Renate Gale Raymond

June 5, 1958 - February 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, GA.
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Minnie Chastain

September 28, 1928 - February 9, 2017

Minnie Leigh Chastain, age 88, died on February 9, 2017, at Maple Ridge Health Care Center in Cartersville, Georgia. A lifelong resident of Cartersville, she was born on September 28, 1928, the fourth of seven children of Homer L. and Lula P. Bell Chastain.Minnie’s life revolved around her large family and her work. She was a loyal and devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She worked...
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Alfred Kelley Harwell

July 28, 1926 - February 8, 2017

Alfred Kelley Harwell, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.Mr. Harwell was born on July 28, 1926 in Atlanta, GA, son of the late William Kelley Harwell and Marie Inez Medlin.Mr. Harwell proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. After his discharge from the military, he graduated from the University of Georgia in 1950, where he received a Bachelor'...
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Thomas Gary Amerson

August 28, 1946 - February 8, 2017

Thomas Gary Amerson Sr., age 70, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.Mr. Amerson was born on August 28, 1946 in Macon, GA, son of the late Thomas Amerson and Sue Hamlin Amerson.Mr. Amerson proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War. He was also an Eagle Scout. He retired from Bellsouth after thirty-three years of dedicated employment. His true...
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Joe Lee Lynch

December 31, 1940 - February 8, 2017

Joe Lee Lynch was born December 31, 1940 in Elkton, KY. He was the second child of the late Harvey Lee Lynch and the late Ellen Standard Lynch. Joe graduated from Russellville (KY) High School in 1959. He served in the United States Air Force from 1959-63. Joe attended Indiana University in the Air Force's Russian Language Program. Upon completion of this intensive program, Joe served as a...
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Walter Gilbert Moore

March 18, 1926 - February 4, 2017

Walter Gilbert Moore, 90, of Euharlee Rd., Euharlee, Georgia, passed away Saturday morning, February 4, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Moore was born March 18, 1926 in Cartersville, Georgia, son of the late Wallace Jackson Moore and Lois Ethel Ledford Moore. He was a lifelong resident of Bartow County and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by sister, Imogene Tilley and Dorothy...
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James Lynn Mills

May 15, 1962 - February 2, 2017

In loving memory of Jim L. Mills, 54, of Taylorsville, GA, was taken to his Lord and Savior on Thursday February 2, 2017, doing what he loved, fishing. His biggest prized possession left behind was his family. Jim was an honorable man, who served our country, who lived life to the fullest and always reassured his love for his family. Jim truly was the glue to his family and did...
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Joyce Ann Morgan

January 22, 1948 - February 2, 2017

Ms. Joyce Ann Morgan, 69, of Floral Drive, Cartersville GA, passed away Thursday February 2, 2017. Ms. Morgan was the daughter of the late Mantly Alvin McClure Sr. and Velma Smith McClure.Ms. Morgan is preceded in death by her father, Mantly McClure Sr. and Mother, Velma Smith McClure, Brothers; Mantly Alvin McClure Jr. (Evelyn), Donald McClure(Agnes-living), Frank McClure and Clifford McClure ...
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