Obituaries

Perry Moore, Sr.

Perry C. Moore, Sr., age 80 of Calhoun died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at his residence.

Perry was born in Calhoun on Dec. 3, 1936, son of the late Marvin Moore and Jessie Moore Bennett. He was a lifetime resident of Calhoun, a graduate of Calhoun High School Class of 1954, and a member of First Baptist Church of Calhoun. Perry was a life member of Calhoun Elks Lodge #1883. After a career in the textile industry, he joined his beloved wife Nina in the operation of Nina’s Flowers for many years until their retirement.

He was preceded in death by his brother George Moore, Sr. and his wife Catherine, his brother Bill Moore, Sr., his brother Charles Moore and his sister Jan Moore Towers and her husband Raybun Towers.

He is survived by his wife, Nina Jo McClurd Moore, to whom he had been married 61 years. He is also survived by his daughter Suzanne Moore of Calhoun; his daughter Paige Moore Smith and her husband, David K. Smith, of Calhoun; his son, Perry Moore, Jr., and his husband, Shawn Kilgore, of Orlando, Fla.; and his daughter Jana Moore of Calhoun. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Kelly Smith Jourdan and her husband, Robby Jourdan, of Athens, Ga., and Gail Smith of Savannah, Ga. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Norma Moore of Lexington, S.C. and Joyce Moore of Joshua, Texas. Many beloved nieces and nephews survive.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11 at Thomas Funeral Home with Dr. Bert Vaughn officiating. Music was arranged by David Smith and Shawn Kilgore. The family received friends from 12:00 noon until the funeral hour that day. Burial was in the Moore Family plot in Fain Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers were Robby Jourdan, Bill Moore, Jr., Tim Moore, George Moore, Jr., Chip Towers, and Scott Shook.

Honorary Pallbearers were Billy Miller, Ted Collins, Tim Haney, Jimmy Silvers, and Billy Baxter.

You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Perry C. Moore, Sr.

Irene West

Mrs. Irene Jackson West, age 98, of Adairsville, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 8, 2017, at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Bartow County on Aug. 2, 1919, daughter of the late Robert Oliver Jackson and Minnie Ellen Stone Jackson. She was the eldest member of First Christian Church of Adairsville and had the longest membership. Mrs. West was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James C. “Chester” West who died on June 10, 1998; two brothers, J. Turner and William “Dub” Jackson; five sisters, Leacy Jackson, Grace Jarrett, Mary “Mert” Lou Wright, Katie Lou Jackson, and Alma Sparks.

Survivors include her sister, Lois Jarrett of Acworth; special nephew, Ron Jackson of Calhoun; special nieces, Allison Roberts and Jennifer Reece; special friend and devoted caregiver, Donna Hooker Bowling; and many other nieces and nephews.

After retiring from Penfield’s, Mrs. West began what she referred to “as the answer to her prayers’ a 16 year period taking care of her great-nieces, Allison Jackson Roberts and Jennifer Jackson Reece. Her unconditional love and Christian faith will remain etched on their lives forever.

At the age of 66 years old, Mrs. West completed her GED and received the Award for Outstanding Student.

Mrs. West was a devoted Christian and faithfully served her church family in a variety of ways including playing the piano, keeping the nursery, and helping with vacation Bible school. She loved the Lord with all her heart and read the Bible daily. Mrs. West will be deeply missed by her friends and family and will be remembered as a woman of great faith and kindness.

Funeral services was held Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Adairsville with Ministers Danny Pelfrey and Ron Marks officiating. The family received friends Thursday from 1 until 3 p.m. at the church. Interment followed in Gordon Memorial Gardens, Calhoun.

Pallbearers were David McClure, Richie Jarrett, Jason Jarrett, Richard Cowart, John D. Hooker, Ronald Stephens, and Brent Wyatt. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Sparks, William Bill Jackson, Larry Jarrett, Austin Stephens, and all other nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the First Christian Church of Adairsville, PO Box 680, Adairsville, GA 30103.

Sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.BartonFuneralHome.net.

R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Irene Jackson West.

Rosa Shope

Mrs. Rosa Corn Shope, 96, of Salisbury, N.C., formerly of Gordon County, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 at Trinity Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Salisbury. She was born in Gilmer County on March 7, 1921, daughter of the late Jasper Coleman Corn and the late Lula Moss Corn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Grady Shope in December 1988; her daughter, Joyce Shope Kent; and brothers and sisters, Jim Corn, Dan Corn, Carmon Corn, J.H. Corn, Gladys Corn Silvers, Onnie Corn Summey, and Hazel Corn Elliott.

During her lifetime, Mrs. Shope worked in the textile industry, and was a restaurant owner. She was of the Church of God faith.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. James and Pat Shope of Calhoun; her son-in-law, Max Kent, Sr. of Salisbury, N.C.; sisters, Ida Corn Johnson and Bonnie Corn Shope; grandchildren, Max Kent, Jr. (Leslie), Mimi Joiner (Ray), Amy Kluttz (Mike), Courtney Alderman (Josh), Kelly Shope (Dana), Jamie Shope (Andrea), and Shanna Lawhon (Alex); great-grandchildren, Janna Kent, Jax Kent, Jillian Harrell, Cole Harrell, Dillian Kluttz, McKayla Kluttz, Ava Alderman, Easton Alderman, Ashten Shope, Tucker Shope, Hannah Shope, Catherine Shope, Josie Shope, Lauren Thomas, and Alex Lawhon II (Nicole); and great-great grandchildren, Gracelyn Thomas, Josiah Thomas, Brayden Wimpy, and Bentley Wimpy.

Services to honor the life of Mrs. Rosa Corn Shope were held Thursday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Dr. James Shope and other family members officiating. Interment followed in Crane Eater Cemetery. Pallbearers serving included Kelly Shope, Jamie Shope, Max Kent, Jr., Ray Joiner, Mike Kluttz, Josh Alderman, and Alex Lawhon. Honorary pallbearers are great-grandsons and nephews.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 5 until 9 p.m.

Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Rosa Corn Shope are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Mary Garrett

Mrs. Mary Frances Garrett, 74, of Adairsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at Redmond Hospital. She was born on April 13, 1943, daughter of the late L.W. Buttrum and Daisy Wade Buttrum. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Buttrum and two grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Garrett; sons and daughters-in-law, Doyal William Edwards of Calif., Charles Randell and Christy Haney of Powder Springs, and Ed and Katrina Haney of Calhoun; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Adam Foster of Dalton, Velvet and David Baldwin of Calhoun, and Billie Williamson of Adairsville; sisters and brother-in-law, Bertha and Gary Manis of N.C., Martha Buttrum, and Charlotte Broadrick; 18 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted of Saturday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral home. Rev. Gary Jarrett will officiate. Burial will follow at Pine Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers serving are her grandsons. The family request that flowers be omitted and donations be made in her memory to the Mary Frances Garrett Memorial Fund.

The Garrett family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 11 from 5 until 9 p.m.

Condolences may be left online at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.