Barbara Parker Guyton, 64, of Sugar Valley, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at her home, following several years of declining health. She was born on Oct. 5, 1953, daughter of the late Elbert and Sarah Louise Harris Parker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Samuel Parker; and sisters, Carolyn Parker, Shirley Ann Gayley, and Shirl Gourley.
Barbara was a member of East Calhoun Church.
Survivors include her husband, James David Guyton; a son, David Shane Guyton of Calhoun; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Michelle and Brian Eugene Sikes of Sugar Valley; siblings, Gary Stevie Parker of Calhoun, Jerry Parker of Dalton, Michael Wayne Parker of Ranger, Nina Gean Parker of Calhoun, Patricia Ann Parker of Dalton, and Patricia Ann Nation of Calhoun; grandchildren, Jessica Elaine Sikes, Brittany Nichole Sikes, and Brandon Shane Sikes; great-grandchildren, Lillian Rose Harmon, and Eli James Haithcock; nieces and nephews, Sherry Lynn Gourley, Angela Marie Gourley, Mary Ellen Gourley, Billy Mayford Gourley, Jennifer Russel, and Linda Gourley; and other nieces and nephews.
Services to honor the life of Barbara Parker Guyton were held Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Pastor Keith Reid and Pastor Tim Reid officiating. Interment followed in the Old Sugar Valley UMC Cemetery. Pallbearers included Wyatt Haithcock, Adam Parker, Jess Byars, and Rodney Curtis. Stevie Parker served as honorary pallbearer.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 5 until 8 p.m.
Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Funeral arrangements for Barbara Parker Guyton are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.
Norman Lee Shaw, age 95, of Adairsville, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at his home. Born Nov. 30, 1921, he was the son of the late Thomas L. and Edna Burnette Shaw. In addition to his parents, Mr. Shaw is preceded in death by sisters, Mary Frances (Donald) Stillson, Elizabeth “Betty” (Frank) Bene, Patricia “Pat” (Earnest) Jowers; and brother, Charles Dan Shaw. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Viola Johnson Shaw; daughters, Kay (Dennis) McCollough, Anna (Robert) Sullivan, Phyllis (Andy) Ray; and son, Norman Glenn (Candy) Shaw. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Mr. Shaw completed his early education at the Barnsley School and graduated from Adairsville High School. He attended West Georgia College but interrupted his studies after one year to enlist in the United States Navy during World War II where he served on LCT’s as a Quartermaster 2nd Class. In the Navy, he served in Africa, in Sicily, Italy, on transport ships during the D-Day crossing at Normandy, and then in the Pacific theater during the final months of the war, ending in Japan. At the end of the war, he returned to his studies, receiving his Bachelor of Forestry degree from the University of Georgia.
A registered forester, Mr. Shaw worked as a ranger for the Georgia Forestry Commission. He taught the Veterans’ Farm class for the Bartow County School System and then went to work with Bowaters’ Hiawassee Land Company in Calhoun, Ga., where he built a distinguished career for more than 30 years until his retirement. After retirement, he surveyed soybean fields for the University of Georgia Extension Service. He was a part-time farmer, growing an extensive vegetable garden every year and raising Black Angus cattle.
Mr. Shaw’s childhood years growing up during the Great Depression had a profound effect on him. Throughout his life, he believed in the importance of his community. He was a member of Connesena Baptist Church, Kingston, Ga., and at his death was one of the two oldest living members of the church. He served as a Deacon, as Church Clerk, and as Adult Sunday School Teacher at Connesena. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 245. Mr. Shaw also served in various leadership positions with the Adairsville Lions’ Club. In December 2016, the Club presented him with a Distinguished Service Award, a recognition that meant a great deal to him. Mr. Shaw was an avid reader and learner, a person who loved the outdoors, and a gentleman who never went anywhere without his hat.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of R. Dudley Barton and Son Funeral Home in Adairsville with Rev. Stacey Nicholson, Rev. Jason Parker, and Rev. Roger Fisher officiating. Interment will follow in East View Cemetery in Adairsville. The family welcomes friends on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 from 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Connesena Baptist Church, c/o 1224 Rock Fence Road, Adairsville, GA 30103.
Sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.BartonFuneralHome.net.
R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, will be in charge of funeral arrangements for Mr. Norman L. Shaw.
Jimmie Fowler, Sr.
Mr. Jimmie Lee Fowler, Sr., age 82, of McDonough, passed away Oct. 24, 2017. Mr. Fowler was born in Resaca, the son of the late Robbie Lou Wilbanks Fowler and Joseph Clarence Fowler. He was also preceded in death by a brother , Gerald “G.Z.” Fowler and a grandson, Mike Tondre.
Mr. Fowler enjoyed spending time with family and friends, his tractor, antique cars, and gardening. Mr. Fowler was known for his craftsmanship in wood work.
Survivors are his children, Jimmie Fowler Jr. (Margaret) of Jonesboro, Greg Fowler (Gina) of South Haven, MS, Darryl Fowler of McDonough, Randall Fowler (Alyssa) of Milner, and Teena Fowler Arias of Smyrna; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Richard Fowler (Pat) of Resaca, and Larry Fowler (Glenda) of Adairsville; sister, Bobbye Harris of Calhoun, GA; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Fain Cemetery, 104 Anabel Lane, Calhoun, GA 30701 with Frankie Brown officiating.
Haisten Funerals and Cremations, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway S., McDonough, Georgia 30253 770-914-8833 www.haistenfunerals.com