Obituaries

Bobbi-Jo Rogers

Mrs. Bobbi-Jo Rogers, 40, of Calhoun, departed this life on Thursday afternoon, March 1, 2018 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, after thirteen years of declining health

She was born on Sept. 9, 1977 in Louisa, Ky., the only daughter of Vickie Hewlett Hogston of Fairmount, and the late Bob Hogston. Along with her dad she was also preceded in death by her infant son, William Conner Rogers.

Bobbi-Jo was a 1996 graduate of Gordon Central High School in Calhoun. She loved her family dearly, and treasured the time they spent together. She always looked forward to major holidays, Thanksgiving, as it would bring the family together. She never met a stranger. Her family was priority over everything in life. She was full of life herself, love and laughter. She was an avid animal lover, and animals loved her just as much. Her husband, Lamar, was the love of her life.

She is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Lamar Rogers of Resaca; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Tiffany Hewlett of the Fairmount, Curtis and Angie Hogston of Kentucky, Richard and Pam Hogston of Calhoun; special friends that she considered family, Tina Fann of Calhoun, Sandy Hall of Fairmount, and Debbie and Blake Abernathy of Cartersville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and friends also survive.

The Rogers family received friends at the Calhoun Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home on Sunday, from 3 until 9 p.m.

Following the visitation, Mrs. Rogers will be cremated to fulfill her wishes.

Condolences may be sent to Bobbi-Jo’s family by visiting our wesbite at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements entrusted to The Calhoun Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home and Ponders Dalton Crematory, 675 Jolly Rd. Calhoun,GA30701,706-625-7577

Fred Nesbitt

Mr. William Fred Nesbitt, 90, a lifelong resident of Gordon County, died Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Hamilton Medical Center, following several months declining health. Fred was born in Gordon County on Jan. 10, 1928, son of the late Marion Buford Nesbitt and Lois Isabelle Lance Nesbitt.

Fred was a member of the 1948 graduating class of Calhoun High School. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served from 1951 to 1955. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He was a faithful member of Calhoun First Baptist Church since 1948. Fred loved his church and enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. He was retired from Georgia Textile Corporation.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Griffin Nesbitt, to whom he was married for 60 years; his son, Lenny Nesbitt of Calhoun; granddaughters, Allison Nesbitt of Calhoun and Amy Nesbitt Underwood and her husband, Jason, of Calhoun; brother-in-law, Eugene Griffin and his wife Gwen of Rockmart, and Donnie and Tracie Nesbitt of Calhoun; along with many other relatives.

A service to celebrate the life of Fred Nesbitt was conducted on Saturday, March 3 at 3 p.m. from the Calhoun First Baptist Church. Dr. Bert Vaughn and Dr. John Barber officiated. Interment followed in Chandler Cemetery. Donnie Nesbitt oversaw the music.

Pallbearers serving included Tim Haney, Jimmy Palmer, Jeff Brown, Jerry Clements, Joel Ostuw and C.J. Blalock. Honorary pallbearers included the ladies at CVS Pharmacy.

The family received friends on Saturday, March 3 at Calhoun First Baptist Church between the hours of 1 - 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in Fred’s memory to the “Faith Forward Fund” in care of Calhoun First Baptist Church, 411 College Street, Calhoun, GA, 30703.

Condolences may be left for the family and the guestbook signed at maxbrannonandsons.com.

The services for Mr. William Fred Nesbitt are under the care and direction of Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Roy Jones

Roy Amos Jones, 88, of Calhoun, died Thursday, March 1, 2018. He was born in DeKalb County, Ala. on Feb. 28, 1930, son of the late John J. Jones and Lillie Mae Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Juanita Jones; a great-grandson, Bryce Padgett Rogers; and brothers, J.C. Jones, Herman Jones and Cecil Jones.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Betty Sue Jones; daughters and son-in-law, Sherry and Raiden Rogers of Cartersville, Sheila Kaylor of Cartersville, and Lisa East Traylor of Alabama; step-daughters, Janice Hudgens and her husband Steve of Calhoun and Sherry Lear and her husband Frank of Cleveland, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jason and Leigh Rogers, Raiden Heath Rogers, Deska and Jody Brown, David and Erin Chaney, and Erin and Nicholas Jones; step-grandchildren, Cory and Megan Stephens, and Todd and Mary Carol Lear; great-grandchildren, Christian Rogers, Anna Rogers, Tatum Rogers, Arika Rogers, Phoenix Brown, Jayden Brown, Rylee Chaney, and Branna Chaney; step-great-grandchildren, Jacob Stephens, Christian Stephens, Jesslyn Stephens, Jeryn Stephens, Gabriel Lear, and Elijah Lear; and brothers, Andy Jones of Cartersville, John J. Jones Jr. and his wife Faye of Adairsville, and Thomas Jones and his wife Kathy of Dalton.

The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Dr. James Shope and Rev. Sean Belcher officiated. Burial followed at Sunset Memory Gardens. Music was arranged by Jane Dobbins and James Adcock. Pallbearers serving were Jason Rogers, Heath Rogers, David Chaney, Christian Rogers, Phoenix Brown, and Jayden Brown. Honorary pallbearers serving were Cory Stephens, Todd Lear, Jacob Stephens, Christian Stephens, Jeryn Stephens, Gabriel Lear, and Elijah Lear.

The Jones family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, March 3 from 6 until 9 p.m. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Eric Turner, the staff of North GA Cancer Care, and Hearth Hospice.

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

John Tweedy, Jr.

John Edward Tweedy, Jr., age 56, of Calhoun, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

John was born on Oct. 6, 1961 in Jacksonville, Tenn. to Flossie Bell Cleveland and the late John Edward Tweedy, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Patricia Jones and Virgie Jones.

John is survived by his mother, Flossie Bell Cleveland; four brothers, Jimmy Jones, Will Tweedy, Albert Jones, Hershel Jones, and Jessie Jones; sister, Jeanette Golden; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service was conducted on Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home.

The family received friends on Sunday from 12 p.m. until the service hour at 2 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home.

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

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for John Edward Tweedy, Jr.

Doris Faith

Doris Nelson Faith, age 86, of Calhoun, passed away on March 4, 2018 at Morning Pointe Assisted Living surrounded by her loving family.

Doris was born on Nov. 3, 1931 in Gordon County to the late Milton Nelson and Pearl Trammell. She was a lifetime resident of Gordon County graduating from Resaca High School, she was a loyal member Calhoun First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Doris is preceded in death by her husband Harold Lester “Ooky” Faith; brothers, Ralph Nelson and M.H. Nelson; sister, Maurine Dorsey and her great-grandson, Luke Brady Minten.

She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Lee and her husband Ron of Calhoun and Candace Mangum and her husband Anthony of Calhoun; two grandchildren, Season Christian and her husband John and John “Zip” Rampy and his wife Amber.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home. Burial followed in Fain Cemetery.

The family received friends concluding the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Luke Brady memorial foundation at Greater Community Bank of Calhoun or the Faith Forward Building Fund at Calhoun First Baptist.

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Doris Nelson Faith.

E.M. “Bob” Bailey

Mr. E.M. “Bob” Bailey, age 85, of Plainville, died at his residence following several years of declining health.

Mr. Bailey was born in Bartow County on Feb. 15, 1932, son of the late Warren C. and Fannie Lou Hate Bailey. He was retired as a maintenance electrician in the textile/yarn industry.

Survivors include his sons, Donnie Bailey of Ohio, and Steve Bailey of Rome; along with other relatives.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 3 p.m. from the Plainville Masonic Lodge # 364, F&AM.

Arrangements are by Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Robert Bryant

Robert Lynn Bryant, 65, of Calhoun, died Thursday, March 1, 2018, following several years of declining health. Robert was born in Augusta on Nov. 17, 1952; he was the son of the late Weyman C. and Estelle Duvall Bryant. Robert was a veteran of The United States Navy. After his service in the Navy, he worked as a welder for Case New Holland and Kobelco.

Robert is survived by his wife of 29 years, Lucy Sheriff Bryant; his children, Christopher Allen Nicholson, Tabatha Lynn Bryant Roach, Charity Faith Bryant Payne and her husband, Joey, Tracy Nicholson Sallies and her husband, Nolan; his sister, Rita Jennings; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Drena Bryant, and Lance and Jennifer Bryant; his grandchildren, Madison Roach, Megan Roach, Caylee Payne, Cassie Ramza, Jacob Ramza, Aaron Nicholson, and Tristan Nicholson; his great-grandson, Hunter Fowler; his nieces, Amber Maddox and Lauren Bryant; his nephews, Ryan Bryant and Will Bryant; other relatives and friends.

The Bryant family received friends on Sunday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.

The funeral service was conducted on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Committal, with United States Navy Honors, followed at Gordon Memorial Gardens. Rev. Jerome Silvers and Rev. Kenny Sheriff officiated. Pallbearers were Clyde Garland, Alan Garland, Todd Smith, Dale Phifer, Douglas Shaw, and Wayne Banks. Honorary pallbearers were Odis Sheriff, Ryan Bryant, and Will Bryant.

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.

Ruby Black

Ruby Kathryn Black, age 92, of Calhoun and formerly of Chatsworth, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Ruby was born on June 19, 1925 in Gordon County to the late Ora Belle Pritchett. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Edgbert Black; sons, Previs Black, Grethel Black and Hollis Black; son-in-law, Pat Young; and daughter-in-law, Linda Black. Ruby was a member of White Graves Baptist Church for over 70 years.

Ruby is survived by her two sons, Clarence Black of Calhoun, and Tony Black and his wife Robin of Calhoun; daughter, Charlotte Young of Chatsworth; brother, James Haynes and his wife Delia Mae of Ranger; sister-in-law, Mabel Correll of Ringgold; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 7 at 12:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend John Everett and Reverend A.J. Waters officiating. Amber Lee will have charge of music. Burial will follow in White Graves Baptist Church Cemetery with Kenneth Everett, Scott Haynes, Larry Black, Terry Black, and Ryan Childers serving as Pallbearers.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at 12:30 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home.

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

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ruby Kathryn Black.