Obituaries

Linda Bramlett

Linda Christine Bramlett, age 60, of Calhoun, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at Gordon Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1957 to the late Mack Wayne Bramlett and Gladys Tene Mullins Bramlett. Linda was a member of North Gate Church of Jesus Christ. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother Roy Bramlett.

Linda is survived by her mother, Gladys Tene Mullins Bramlett; brothers, Michael Bramlett and his wife Wendy of Plainville, Frank Bramlett and his wife Charlsie of Calhoun, Larry Bramlett and his wife Gail of Calhoun; sisters, Joyce Knowles and her husband Gary of Calhoun, Becky Bramlett of Dalton, Deborah Parris and her husband Clark Edward of Calhoun, Eleanor DeFoor and her husband Thomas also of Calhoun; sister-in-law, Samantha Bramlett and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Frank Bramlett and Reverend Ricky Silvers officiating. Burial followed at Gordon Memorial Gardens with Joe Fountain in charge of graveside rites. Pallbearers serving were Jesse Bowman, Eddie Parris, Gary Knowles, Justin Adcock, Zack Duvall, Alan Gallman, James Williams and Greg Andrews

The family received friends on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 from 5 until 8 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 Linda Bramlett of Calhoun

Christina Black

Christina Leigh Black, age 35, of Calhoun, passed away in the Erlanger Medical Center.

Christina was born Jan. 27, 1982 in Whitfield County, daughter of Tim Black and Cindy Lambert. She was employed in the textile industry and was a graduate of Calhoun High School. She was preceded in death by her step-brother, Britt Barnette.

She is survived by her mother, Cindy Lambert of Calhoun; her father, Tim Black of Nickelsville; one son, Jeric Lewis of Calhoun; and one brother,; Canyon Black of Nickelsville. Uncles, aunts and a number of cousins also survive.

A celebration of life will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Benham officiating.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 12 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

You may send condolences to the family at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the services for Christina Leigh Black.

Pete Verhine

Walter Lee Broadus Verhine, known by most as “Pete”, 81, of White, Georgia, departed this life on Wednesday evening, Nov. 22, 2017 at the Cartersville Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

Pete was born April 4, 1936 in Marietta. He was a son of the late Roy Lee and Bertha Mae Atkins Verhine. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Ponders Verhine who passed away Jan. 4, 2008; his daughters and son-in-law, Debra “Debbie” and Horace Norrell and Kathy Weeks; brothers, Edward and J.W. Verhine; and his sisters, Lillie Burnett, Janie Woodruff, and Carol Mohn; and a very special friend, Michael Finley.

On Aug. 6, 1955, when Pete was 19 years old, he married Geraldine Ponders. They were united in marriage in Walker County by the Reverend Herman O. Bowman at 12:05 a.m. early one Sunday morning. Pete’s wife once said, “We had only saw one another two times, and the third time, we got married and in August 2007 had celebrated 52 years together.” Geraldine was a housewife and was a member, along with Pete, at the Miller’s Chapel Full Gospel Church in White, Georgia.

Pete was a veteran, having faithfully served as a sergeant in The United States Army from April 22, 1953 until his honorable discharge on April 20, 1956. On March 31, 1997 he retired from Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Marietta. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for more than 50 years. Prior to moving to White, where he built his own home in 1979, he lived in Acworth, where he was a previous member of the Blue Springs Baptist Church.

After Geraldine’s passing in 2008, Pete met Rachel Finley of Fairmount. Rachel’s husband had also passed away. For 10 years, Pete and Rachel shared their lives with each other providing companionship and comfort for one another. They were very close to one another. They loved to be together whether it be at home, or traveling, as they were known to do very often together. Rachel was right by Pete’s side as he passed from this Earth to his heavenly home.

Along with Rachel Finley of Fairmount, Pete is also survived by his son, Walter Lee Broadus, Jr. of White; his daughters, Pebbles and Doug Nichols of Rydal, and Ven Verhine of White; sister, Ven Padgett.

A Service to celebrate the life of Pete Verhine was held on Nov. 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Millers Chapel Full Gospel Church in White, with Reverend Josh James officiating. Music was provided by The Bartow Goldentones.

Pete was laid to rest alongside his wife, Geraldine, in the Millers Chapel Full Gospel Church cemetery.

His grandsons and granddaughter, Albert Weeks, Ryan Verhine, Elijah Weeks, Christopher Verhine, Joshua Verhine, and Roxiemae Weeks served as pallbearers.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

Ponders Fairmount Chapel is honored to provide services for the family of Mr. Pete Verhine, 2566 Hwy 411 Fairmount, GA 30721.

Nellie Johnson

Nellie Ruth Johnson, 76, of Adairsville, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at her home, following several years of declining health. She was born in Gordon County on June 1, 1941, daughter of the late Denard and Esther Pasley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Leroy Johnson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd (Rosie) and Clara Pasley, Harold (Spot) and Ruby Pasley, John Dale (Buddy) Pasley, Doyle Pasley, Donald (Duck) Pasley, and G.W. and Berneise Pasley; and her sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Emory Hicks.

Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Tammye Johnson of Calhoun, and Bryan and Mickie Johnson of Plainville; her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Phil Capehart of Calhoun; sisters-in-law, Pat Pasley of Resaca, Delores Pasley of Calhoun, Debbie Colston Pasley of Adairsville, Dolly Johnson, and Vera Johnson; grandchildren, Kerry Rush, Kelly Silvers, Tiffany Longley, Tyler Johnson, Seth Johnson, Lance Broyles, Ethan Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Cody Kilgore, and Jacob Murphy; and great-grandchildren, Colton Thomason, Riley Johnson, Elyn Silvers, Cameron Longley, and Carter Longley. Special caregivers, Jeanine Black and Kelly Craig, Heyman Hospice Care; nieces, nephews, and cousins, and an aunt, Ruby Lumsden Cornett, also survive.

Services to honor the life of Nellie Ruth Johnson were held Monday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. from Union Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. David Baker, Rev. Lamar Beason, and Rev. Joel Alexander officiating. Music was arranged by Kyle Coker and Charles Freeman. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers serving included Steve Pasley, Nathan Pasley, Adam Pasley, Alex Coker, Trent Coker, and Blake Dean. Honorary pallbearers were Lance Broyles, Ethan Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Seth Johnson, Colton Thomason, Riley Johnson, Brent Silvers, Cody Kilgore, Jacob Murphy, Tim Pasley, and Jeremy Pasley.

The Johnson family received friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 26 from 4 until 8 p.m.

Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Funeral arrangements for Nellie Ruth Johnson are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Rev. Jimmy Hogan

Rev. Jimmy Eugene Hogan, 77, of Resaca, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at his home. He was born in Floyd County on Oct. 16, 1940, son of the late Rev. T.E. and Sarah Puckett Hogan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Hogan York.

Rev. Hogan, along with his wife, pastored many churches of the Church of God, including Hughes COG, Pine Bluff COG, and Cave Creek COG, in Arkansas; Ludowici COG, Hillside COG, McRae COG, and Denton COG, in South Georgia; and Sugar Valley COG, Bowersville COG, Beech Creek COG, and Higher Praise COG, in North Georgia. He also had a radio ministry on WCON in Cornelia, GA, and Marianna, AK. He was a veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Army.

He leaves behind his wife, Carolyn Bramblett Hogan, to whom he married on Aug. 3, 1962; his daughters and sons-in-law, Lu Cretia and Wayne Dykes, and Selena and Kipp Champion; a brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Beverly Hogan; sisters and brother-in-law, Faye and David Zimmerman, and Patsy Tapley; grandchildren, Timothy Dykes, Stephen and Chrissy Dykes, and Carrie Dykes; and a great-grandchild, Aniyah Dykes.

Services to honor the life of Rev. Jimmy Eugene Hogan was held Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. from College Street Church of God, with Pastor Dwayne Smith officiating. Men of College Street Church of God served as pallbearers. A graveside service followed at 3 p.m. at Yonah Memorial Gardens in Demorest, Ga.

The Hogan family received friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 26, from 5 until 7 p.m.

Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Funeral arrangements for Rev. Jimmy Eugene Hogan are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

Ward Gray

Mr. Ward “Frog” Harland Gray, age 64, of Sugar Valley, departed this life Nov. 19, 2017 at Gordon County Hospital. Ward was born Aug. 28, 1953 in Lafayette, the son of the late Ward Hayes Gray and Gladys Pruitt Gray. Ward was a truck drive by trade and spent many years on the road. He loved to garden and work on his lawn mower.

Mr. Ward “Frog” Harland Gray is survived by his wife, Debbie Bailey Gray; daughters, Lisa Massingill, Missy Gray; son, Anthony (Kendra) Gray; special children, Hope Bailey, Jacob “Buck” Jarvis; brothers, Ricky Gray, Scott Gray, Gary ( Debra) Gray, Frank Gray; sisters, Charlotte Martin, Brenda (Don) Smith, Patricia Smith; grandchildren, Dayln Cochran, McChaela Cochran, Zach Gray, Koy Gray, Tyler Massingill, Sean Gray; great-grandchildren, Brantlee Winkler, Katherine Ann Erwin, Bailyn Dixon; special nephew, Evan Bailey, and other nieces and nephews.

Service to celebrate the life of Mr. Ward “Frog” Harland Gray was held Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. from Ponders Calhoun Chapel with Reverend Ricky Clark and Pastor William Redden officiating.

The family received friends Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 from 6 p.m. until the service hour.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

Ponders Calhoun Chapel 675 Jolly Rd. Calhoun, GA 30701, 706-625-7577

Molly Jones

Molly Danielle Jones, 16, of Resaca, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Whitfield County on Oct. 4, 2001, daughter of John and Leslie Diane McDonald Jones. Molly was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Lester and Mana Cronon, and William Dallas and Exie Timms Childers.

Molly was a freshman at Gordon Central High School. She attended Philadelphia Baptist Church and was a member of New Life Baptist Church.

Survivors include her dad, John Jones; her mom, Leslie Jones; her brothers and sister-in-law, Trevor and Georgia Lynn Jones, and Levi Jones; her sister, Madison Taylor Jones; Granny, Carolyn Harkins; Paw-Paw, Ray (Debbie) McDonald; grandmother, Linda (Clay) Woody; and grandfather, Marvin Jones.

Services to honor the life of Molly Danielle Jones will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. from Philadelphia Baptist Church, with Rev. Tim McCulley, Bro. Rafael Gonzalez, and Bro. Rick Spence officiating. Music will be arranged by her siblings and the Philadelphia Baptist Church School Choir. Burial will follow in Haven of Rest Memorial Park. Pallbearers will include family members, close friends, and church members.

The family received friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 4 until 9 p.m.

Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Funeral arrangements for Molly Danielle Jones are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.