Mr. Robert Todd, 84 of Centre passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at Redmond Medical Center. Mr. Todd was a native of Michigan, and was of the Methodist faith.
Mrs. Lillian Ruth Morrison Locklear, 90, of Summerville passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Locklear was born July 15, 1923, in Centre, She was a homemaker and a member of the Trion First Baptist Church where she was very active for over 50 years. Mrs. Locklear was a 1940 graduate of Lyerly High School where she was a star basketball player. She was active in Chattooga County Extension work, was a member of the women’s V.F.W., and volunteered with the Pink Ladies Society and with Hospice, Inc. She was retired from the Chattooga County Hospital/Oakview Nursing Home and co-owned Locklear Cleaners for more than 15 years. She was also a self-taught piano player and lover of music.
Mr. Bobby Joe McKerley, 67 of the Farrill Community passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. McKerley was a native of Cherokee County, and was of the Baptist Faith.
Mrs. Dovie Hale Arthur, 81 of Leesburg. Passed away Thursday, February 27th at her residence. Mrs. Arthur is a native of Cherokee County, and was a member of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church.
Mr. Arlie Smith, 94, of Centre, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Mr. Smith was born in DeKalb County on April 21, 1919. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He graduated from Auburn University in 1949 with a degree in Agriculture. Mr. Smith worked as a Soil Conservationist for 26 years and retired in 1975. He will long be remembered for his work on the Terrapin Creek Watershed and with the farmers of Cherokee County. Mr. Smith was a faithful church member and lifetime deacon at First Baptist Church of Centre. He also held the honor of being the oldest active member of that congregation. He traveled across the country working for many years with Carpenters for Christ.
Mr. Robert Sanford, 80 of Centre passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sanford was a native of Cherokee County, and attended Lakeview Congregational Holiness Church.
Mr. Johnny Hunter, 54 of Centre passed away February 26, 2014 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hunter was a native of Cherokee County, and was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Jennifer Barrow Fuller, 45, of Hokes Bluff, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. There was a lot to be said about Jennifer Fuller. She was a graduate of Clarkstown High School, Abraham Baldwin College, Gadsden State Community College, and Jacksonville State University. She had a beautiful smile, an infectious giggle, and brown eyes that you could melt into. Jennifer was a poster child for Cystic Fibrosis. She was always upbeat and positive and never let her disease dictate her life. She never complained, even during her final days. Jennifer was told by doctors that with her condition, she did not need to attempt to have children. She wanted to be a mom, so she proved the doctors wrong. She even took in another son. Jennifer believed in living life to the fullest. She was a big Atlanta Braves fan and loved baseball in general. She even threw the first pitch at an Atlanta Braves game. Jennifer loved to sing karaoke, dance, and travel. She also loved animals, which were a large part of her life. Above all things, she loved her family. They were the world to her and she adored each and every one of them. Jennifer will be missed by all who knew her.
Mr. Russell Lee Klindworth, 70 of Leesburg passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Mr. Klindworth was a native of Los Angeles, and was retired from jewelry retail as an industry consultant.
Mr. Philip Brandon Gladden, 31 of Tabor Community passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at his residence.
Mr. Ted Chesnut, 84, of Sand Rock, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Mr. Chesnut proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a partner and later sole owner of Hancock & Chesnut Well Drillers. He was an avid gardener and cattleman throughout his life.
Mr. Watt Andy “Dub” Ellis, Jr., 87 of Centre, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Cherokee Medical Center. Mr. Ellis was a native of Cherokee County. He was a graduate of Auburn University, owner of Ellis Brothers, Inc. and Sure-Grow Seed Co. and was a member of the Centre First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Auburn Alumni Association, charter member of the Centre Rotary Club, member of the Southeastern Seedmen’s Association, the Southeastern Ginner’s Association, the National Cotton Council and American Delinters Association. He served on the Cherokee County Board of Education, Chairman of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, president of the Cherokee County Cattlemen’s Association and trustee of Samford University. Mr. Ellis also served on the Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Cherokee Water Authority. He was selected to the Agriculture Hall of Fame at Auburn University.
Mrs. Elna Bobo Wright, 81 of Collinsville passed away, Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Collinsville Health and Rehab.
Mrs. Edgil Sanford, 84 of Cedar Bluff passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Sanford was a native of Cherokee County and was a member of Unity Baptist Church.
Mrs. Mattie Hardin Roberts, 94 of Centre, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Cherokee County Health & Rehab. Mrs. Roberts was a native of Cherokee County, and was a member of Farrill Baptist Church.
Mr. Steve Mobbs, 64 of Centre, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Mobbs was a native of Cherokee County. He was a heavy equipment operator for a highway construction company and was a member of Enon Grove Baptist Church.
Rev. Gary Michael Dover, 60, of Sand Rock passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at his residence.
Mrs. Mable Elsie Harrell, 67 of Gaylesville, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Erlanger Medical Center. Mrs. Harrell was a native of Cherokee County, and was a member of Centre Congregational Holiness Church.
Mr. Kenneth Lamar “Kenny” Dawson, age 33, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Dawson was born July 7, 1980 in Rome, GA, He was employed with PMI.
Mrs. Margaret Irene Love Acker, 89 of Spring Garden, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Acker was a lifelong resident of the Piedmont and Spring Garden area, and was a member of Spring Garden United Methodist Church. She and Earl married June 13, 1950. Her greatest joy in life was her family and providing for them. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Mr. Doyle Domer Maxwell, 79 of Centre, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Mr. Maxwell was a native of DeKalb County, and was a member of Enon Grove Baptist Church.