Former Georgia Governor Carl E. Sanders, Sr., a statesman, businessman and philanthropist, champion of education and better government, died Sunday. He was 89.
Mrs. Fannie P. Payne of Calhoun passed away on Wednesday, Oct., 2, 2014 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home in Dalton. Called Granny by many, she was born on Jan. 7, 1915, in Cherokee County to Maude and Clyde Patterson. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Dennis C. Payne; a son-in-law, Ishmal Kinnamon; a brother, Shanklin Patterson; and sisters Ruth Payne, Gertrude Barnett, Gladis Sounders, Nola Yancey and Katy Kirby.
Mr. Charles Edward King, age 59, of Ranger, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Hospice Atlanta following a period of declining health. He was born in Harlan County, Ky., on July 6, 1955, son of Carter and Margaret Parks King. He was preceded in death by a brother, Stevie Mills.
Robert Ellsworth Arnfelt Jr., age 67, of Adairsville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn.
John Anthony Scott Sr., age 68, of Fairmount, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Gordon Hospital.
Mrs. Kathleen Wilson, age 85, of the Ryo Community, departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at her residence. Kathleen was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Jasper, a daughter of Andrew and Muriel Mullins Thomason. She was also preceded in death by her son, Tim Wilson; brother, Otis Thomason; and sisters, Josiphene Thomason, Marie Baker, Joan Arp.
Jimmy Prather, age 82, of the Farmville Community, passed away Monday afternoon at Gordon Hospital.
Jacky Preston Parker, age 63, of Lafayette and formerly of Gordon County, passed away peacefully at his residence Sunday morning August 31st.
Gordon Green passed away, peacefully, Sept. 15, 2014.
Mrs. Martha Anice Bryant Gibson, age 49, of the Ryo Community, Fairmount, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at her home following several years of declining health.
Mrs. Valeria Wilson, 89, of Woodstock, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Heritage Hospice.
Mr. Johnny Earl Edmondson, 82, of Adairsville, died at his home on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. He was born in Waleska on July 8, 1932, son of the late Walter Monroe Edmondson and Rosa Jane Nelson Edmondson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Dee Edmondson and his two sisters, Lillian Bailey and Marie Posey.
Mr. Otto Charles Langford Jr., 85, of Dalton, died on Sept. 12, 2014, at Hamilton Medical Center. He was the son of the late Otto and Kate Brock Langford and was also preceded in death by a brother, James B. Langford.
Mr. Thomas Wayne Stanfield, 75, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Calhoun Healthcare following several months of declining health. He was born in Sylacauga, Ala., on Oct. 23, 1938, son of the late Thomas Allen Stanfield and Hazel Matthews Stanfield. In addition to his parents, Mr. Stanfield was preceded in death by his brother, Samuel (Sonny) Stanfield; his sister, Recie Carlie Stanfield; and two grandsons, Jody and Josh Cochran.
Fletcher Pearl Acree, age 96, of Calhoun and formerly of Luthersville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Gordon Health Care.
Mrs. Ruby Jo Turner, age 81, of Calhoun passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
Judy Choate, age 67, of Calhoun, passed away on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Floyd Medical Center.
Debbie Brown, age 103, of Dalton, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her residence.
Howard W. Hall, age 84 of the Sonoraville Community, passed away July 26, 2014, at the Kindred Hospital in Rome.
Mrs. Shirley Elizabeth Mullins Gann, age 67 of Calhoun, passed away Monday July 28, 2014, at a Chattanooga hospital following an extended period of declining health.
Terry Carter, age 61 of Calhoun, passed away on July 29, 2014.