Obituaries

Bettey Jimmerson

Betty Carol Overton Jimmerson, 78, of Fayetteville, left this world for her heavenly home on Jan. 29, 2018 after fighting colon cancer for more than 20 months. Betty was born on April 22, 1939 and grew up in Calhoun, and graduated from Calhoun High School. In 1957, Betty married Donald Pass and proceeded to have a daughter, Jan, and two sons, Frank and Doug. She was a people person who enjoyed the friendship of many. Betty had a contagious laugh that soon had others laughing, too. She loved life and made friends easily wherever she happened to be. After rearing her three children, she enjoyed working at Tri-City S&L, the Fayette County Tax and Tag Department, and serving as a volunteer and officer in the Auxiliary at the Fayette Community Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Betty met David Jimmerson on a church bus trip to Cape Cod in September 2008 after being a widow for 5 years. They fell in love, married in May 2009 and lived a love story for the rest of her life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, step-mother, and step-grandmother. Betty was a long time member of Fayetteville First Baptist Church before joining David as a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church and the Welcome Sunday School Class. Betty also helped with the Promise Class which ministers to the mentally challenged.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Mae Greene Overton; her father, Marcus B. Overton; her first husband of 45 years, Donald Pass; and her daughter-in-law, Carol Pass.

She is survived by her husband, David Jimmerson; her brother, Marcus Lee Overton of San Diego; her daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Dean Boike of Matthews, N.C.; her son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Beverly Pass of Fayetteville; her son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Susan Pass of Helena, Ala.; step-daughter, Joanna Latham (Steve) of Fayetteville; step-son, “Jimmy” Jimmerson (Carla) of Alpharetta; grandchildren, Shaina Barlow (Chris), Cassidy Boike, Jaclyn Pass Bell (Devin), Rachel Pass, Lucas Pass, Frances Pass, Rebekah Pass, Nathan Pass, and Mary Pass; step-grandchildren, Brent and Eric Latham, Matthew, Driskill, and Grace Jimmerson; great-grandchildren, Silas and Mary Selwyn Barlow, Ezra, Tucker, and Carolina Joy Bell; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Flat Creek Baptist Church, 133 Flat Creek Trail, Fayetteville. Visitation will be from 10:00-10:50 a.m. prior to the service and a fellowship will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Autism Society of North Carolina, 505 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605 or https://www.autismsociety-nc.org/ or the charity of your choice.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Betty Carol Overton Jimmerson.

Shirley Beard

Shirley Mae Beard, 62, of Albertville, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louie James and Jessie Mae (Daniel) Carlton; and her baby brother, Stanford Matthew Carlton.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Perry Beard; her son Dustin (Alison) Wright; grandchildren Brooks, Lexie, and Collins Wright; her sister Sherry (Jimmy) Anderson and brothers James (Lisa) Carlton and Jerry (Tabatha) Carlton.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at Bakers Chapel Baptist Church in Guntersville, Ala.

Shirley was a brave warrior and cancer survivor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, 1104 Ireland Way, Birmingham, AL 35205

Guntersville Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Shirley Mae Beard.

William Hall

William DeWyatt Hall, 22, of Fairmount, departed this life on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at his home.

William was born in Beaumont, Texas on June 16, 1995, a son of Horace “Ecky” and DeeDe Hall. He was a graduate of Adairsville High School in Adairsville. At the time of his death he was employed by Gerdau Steel in Cartersville, where he was a crane operator.

William was one of those few that religiously donated blood every time the opportunity was available to him, and it was very obvious by the collection of t-shirts that he had obtained by donating. He was a hard working young man, and loved to spend his money on his truck, his old Cadillac, and his game systems. He was a serious gamer. William loved guns and swords, and was an avid collector of both. He also loved to fish and hunt every opportunity he had. William was either working, gaming, hunting, fishing, or at home tending to the hogs with his family. He loved being at home and spending time with his mom and dad, and his entire family. William was a Christian young man.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mae Hall; his grandfather, William Parker; and an aunt, Penny Parker.

William is survived by his parents, who will miss him dearly, Ecky and DeeDe Hall of the home; his sisters, Sheryl Inman and her fiancé Wayne Reeder, Barbara Hall, Brittney Merrill and Clint Thresher, all of Texas, and Brooke Graves of Fairmount; his brothers, who are twins, Brent and his wife Nadia Hall, and Brandon Hall of Texas; his grandparents, Horace Esker Hall Sr., of Columbus, Miss., and Willa Dean Parker of Pine Log; aunts and uncles, Darnelle and Willie Adcock of Pine Log, Dotty and Earl Hadley of Alabama, Libby and James Darnell of Florida; Uncles, Keith Tucker and Lester Durham both of Bota, Texas; his best buddy, Hugo Zamora of Cartersville; eight nieces and two nephews. Several other family members and special friends also survive William.

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of William DeWyatt Hall was held on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at 2 p.m. from the Fairmount Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Reverend Rodney Martin officiating.

William’s family received friends and visitors on Thursday at the funeral home, from 1 p.m. until the service hour.

Friends and family may offer condolences to William’s family by visiting our website at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

Following William’s wishes, he will be cremated.

Arrangements by The Fairmount Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home and Ponders Dalton Crematory, 4566 Hwy 411, Fairmount, Georgia. 706-337-3784.

Mary Hollis

Mary Ellen Maddox Hollis, 58, of Calhoun, died at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Mary was born in Sweetwater, Tenn. on Sept. 9, 1959; she was the daughter of the late Rev. John Henry and Shirley Davis Maddox. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, James C. Hollis Sr.; her brother-in-law, Leon Hollis; her sister-in-law, Frances Cantrell. She was a member of Sonoraville Baptist Church.

Mary is survived by her husband, James C. Hollis Jr. , with whom she would have celebrated thirty years of marriage on March 4.; her children, LeFaith Gentry and her husband, Dean, Patrick Reed and his wife, Sharon, Kevin D. Hollis and his fiancée, Shanna Tankersley; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Robin Maddox, and Ted and Debbie Maddox; her sister, Shelia Maddox; her grandchildren, Brianna Reed, Adrienne Reed, Megan Gray, Jacin Gray, William Gentry, Aurora Gentry, and Owen Gentry; her great-grandchildren, Davis and Sawyer Gray; her mother-in-law, Lucille Hollis; her brother-in-law and his wife, Charles and Janice Hollis; her sister-in-law and her husband, Brenda and Billy James; other relatives and friends.

The Hollis family received friends on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 from 5 until 9 p.m. at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.

The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at 1 p.m. from Sonoraville Baptist Church. Burial followed the service at Chandler Cemetery. Rev. A.C. Smith and Rev. Patrick Reed officiated. Pallbearers were Dean Gentry, Justin Loudermilk, Jeff Tuttle, Charles Hollis, Jamie Maddox, and Zachary Ogle.

Friends may sign the online guest register at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.