Tom Hogshead, Jr.

Thomas Edward Hogshead Jr., 75, of The Villages, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at his home.

Tom was born May 2, 1941 in Dalton, to Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Edward Hogshead, Sr. He graduated from Dalton High School in 1959 and graduated from Emory University in 1963.

Tom was a retired school teacher. He loved to sing, and music was one of the most important things in his life. He loved to play golf and also loved a good debate.

Tom was Vice President of Marketing and PR for the Heart of Florida barbershop chorus. He also sang in the chancel and concert choirs at North Lake Presbyterian church in the Villages.

Tom is survived by his children, Virginia Kris Parrish of Savannah and Thomas (Ted) Edward Hogshead, III and his wife, Stephanie Hogshead, of Dalton, Angie (Patterson) and Dale Brown of Colfax, N.C. and David Eric Patterson of The Villages, Fla. Grandchildren, Caroline Faith Hogshead and Kathryn Eason Parrish, Zachary and Amelia Brown; former wife Debbie Foster of The Villages, Fla.; his brother, Frank Manly Hogshead and his wife, Carolyn Hogshead, of Dalton, and stepmother, Jean Hogshead.

A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Calhoun First Presbyterian Church, 829 Red Bud Road NE, Calhoun, Ga. 30701.

Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 W. Emery St. Suite 3, Dalton Ga. 30720 or to the American Diabetes Association, 225 Peachtree St. NE Suite 550, Atlanta Ga. 30303.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave. Dalton is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa Greeson

Ms. Rosa Ella Greeson, age 90 of Calhoun, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Floyd Hospital following several years of declining health. She was born in Gordon County on Nov. 22, 1926, daughter of the late William Earl and Dona Caroline Brogdon Greeson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Joe Lewis Greeson, Paul Greeson, and Boyce Greeson; sisters, Lizzie Mae Owen, and Annie Lou Gunn; and nephews, Lamar Greeson and Dale Owen.

Ms. Greeson had spent the last 21 years in Rome at Chulio Hills Health and Rehab. She helped raise all her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed reading her Bible, crocheting, embroidery, Search-a-Word, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed all her trips with the Keenagers. She was crowned Queen of Chulio Hills in 1997, and had the longest residency at the facility of almost 21 years. She was a member of Blackwood Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, Elaine (Kelly) Cornwell of Calhoun, Betty Jane (Charles) Parker of Calhoun, and Travis Gunn, Tina Gunn, Tony Gunn, and Tammy Gunn, all of Adairsville; and special friend, Kenneth Parker. A host of great nieces and nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Services to honor the life of Ms. Rosa Ella Greeson were held Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Crawford Greeson and Dale Hogan officiating. Interment followed at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers serving included Travis Gunn, Tony Gunn, Cody Gunn, Jimmy Owens, Danny Fite, and Jerry Bagley. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Parker, Kristi Jordan, and members of the Blackwood Keenagers Sunday School Class.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Ms. Greeson’s name to the Corinth Cemetery Fund.

Condolences may be left at Funeral arrangements for Ms. Rosa Ella Greeson are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Louise Brindle

Mrs. Edith Louise Brindle, age 83, of Fairmount, departed this life Saturday morning, Feb. 11, 2017. Louise was born Nov. 10, 1933 in Whitfield County, a daughter of the late Virgil Andrew and Mary Ellen Capeheart Sosebee. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, H. P. Watts and Albert Brindle, Jr.; a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Lew Boff and a brother-in-law, Bill Gibson. Louise was a 1950 graduate of Fairmount High School. Louise was a member of Pleasant Grove (RYO) Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Daniel Chastain of Fairmount, Dianna Brindle of Brooklyn, N.Y.; granddaughter, Amber Chastain; great-grandson, Logan Brown; brother and sister-in-law, Charles Andrew and Sue Sosebee; sister, Shirley Gibson all of Fairmount; special friend and caregiver, Elaine Fowler all of Fairmount; several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Edith Louise Brindle were held Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove (Ryo) Baptist Church, Fairmount, with Reverend Lamar Beason, Reverend Reggie Temples and Reverend William Cline officiating. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery with Kevin Cunningham, Joseph Crider, Charlie Russell, Stephen Chastain, Johnny Sosebee and Fred Welch serving as pallbearers. The family received friends at Ponders Fairmount Chapel from 11 a..m. until 9 p.m. Sunday.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at Ponders Fairmount Chapel 2566 Hwy 411 Fairmount, GA 30721, 706-337-3784

Denny Maxwell

Denny Maxwell, age 71, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in a local hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Maxwell was born in Atlanta, on March 24, 1945, son of the late Edgar H. Maxwell and the late Mamie Phillips Maxwell. He was a graduate of Pepperell High School and prior to his retirement, he was an employee of Central Electric and a member of the Local #613 I. B. E. W. He was a Christian, and a hard worker that loved his family, NASCAR and Fox News. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Maxwell, and by his mother-in-law, Floy Wright. Mr. Maxwell received a second chance at life kidney transplant in January of 1997.

Survivors include the love of his life, Jeanne Wright Maxwell, to whom he was married on May 26, 1984; a son, Todd Maxwell, and his wife, Sue Ann, Silver Creek; a daughter, Tracy Maxwell, and her husband, Mike, Lindale; a sister, Linda Shumaker, and her husband, Terry, Chattanooga, Tenn.; three brothers, Wayne Maxwell, Lindale, Charles Maxwell, Cumming and Richard Maxwell, Silver Creek; sister-in-law, Rita Maxwell, Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers-in-law, Michael and Shirley Wright, and Terry and Louise Wright, all of Calhoun; granddaughters, Bryce Singleton, Kayla Clough, and Karly Maxwell; great grandchildren, Gage and Isabelle Clough; several nieces, nephews, and his beloved dog, “Bitty Boy”.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Josh James officiating. Interment will follow in Chandler Cemetery in Calhoun.

The family received friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Sunday from 1 p.m. until time for the service. At other hours, they may be contacted at the residence.

Active pallbearers included Joe Looney, Burt Wright, Bryan Ruddell, Richie Wright, Kevin Blythe, and Brent Shumaker; Honorary pallbearers were Cindy and Paul Shumpert, Jeff Storey, Deborah Manning, Wannetta Mayhew, Sherry Lusk, Bobby Bishop, Joy and Jett Puckett, Steve Peek, Peter Santa Maria, Nina Unsworth, Ben Snapp, and members of the Local #613 I. B. E. W.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Greg Rogers and staff and the U. A. B. Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Clinic Doctors and staff.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions in his name may be made to the Alabama Kidney Foundation, P. O. Box 12505, Birmingham, AL 35202 or to

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Gary Fingerle

Gary Wayne Fingerle, age 59, of Plainville, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

Gary was born on Sept. 21, 1957 in Madison, Ind. He was the son of Devon Fingerle and Sylvia Yoder Fingerle. He was a member of True North Church, and worked for Georgia Northwestern Technical College. He was a member of the Royal Rangers and a Boy Scout Master.

Gary is survived by his parents, Devon and Sylvia Fingerle; two sons, Austin S. Fingerle and Nicholas T. Fingerle; two daughters, Candice A. Fingerle and Tarra D. Johns; four brothers, Mike Fingerle and his wife, Becky, Steve Fingerle, Mark Fingerle and his wife, Patty, Dana Fingerle and his wife, Mary Ann; mother of his children, Tomia Fingerle; and four grandchildren also survive.

A private family graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in Chandler Cemetery with Reverend James Wisener officiating.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at True North Church of Calhoun at 225 West Line Street, Calhoun, with Reverend James Wisener officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Gary Fingerle Memorial Funds at or Wells Fargo Bank.

You may leave the family online condolences at

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Gary Wayne Fingerle of Plainville.

Ruth Owings

Mrs. Ruth C. Owings, age 97 of the Fog Road Community, Resaca, died Saturday, Feb. 11 in Gordon Health Care following an extended illness.

Ruth was born in Cedartown, Jan. 27, 1920, daughter of the late John T. Colquitt and Annie Ladell West Colquitt. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Owings, Jr. on Oct. 26, 2004.

She and Henry had resided in Gordon County since 1964. She loved flower gardening, quilting, playing piano, organ, and enjoyed reading. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Calhoun.

She is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Cronon and her husband, Vairon of Resaca; one sister, Catherine Shackelford of Cedartown; one granddaughter, Crissy Cronon Baker and her husband, Clay; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Owen Wheeler.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 at the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Dr. Bert Vaughn officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Chattooga County. The family received friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Monday preceding the funeral at Thomas Funeral Home.

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Thomas Funeral Home has charge of arrangements for the services of Ruth C. Owings of Resaca.

Stephen Massengale

Stephen Munro Massengale, age 30, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. He was the beloved son of the late Thomas L. Massengale and Harriet M. Massengale. He is survived by his twin brother, Alexander Munro Massengale, his wife Dixie, and two children, Ava Miller and Xander Massengale. Additionally he is survived by his siblings and family Kathy Weyers, Laura Pass, Ron Massengale, Mike and his wife, Nicole, Massengale, Sammie Hansen, and Rob and his wife, Tami, Massengale. Stephen lived life to it’s fullest. He cared deeply for his family and friends. he was a sensitive soul. Stephen never met a stranger. He was giving and he would never let anyone go without food.