Mr. Scott Anthony “Tony” McGinnis, 22 of Cedar Bluff, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 in Centre. Tony was a native of Cherokee County, was currently serving in the US Army Reserves and was a member of the Cedar Bluff First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Juanita Tierce, 72 of Centre, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Riverview Medical Center. Mrs. Tierce was a native of Cherokee County. She was retired from Leesburg Yarn and a member of Noah Baptist Church.
Mr. James Dewey Moss, Sr., 78, of Centre, passed away July 2, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Moss was born in Chatom County, Alabama. Mr. Moss was a retired from the United States Navy with the Rank of Captain, serving on several aircraft carriers, 1955 USS Yorktown, 1958, USS Ranger, 1965-66, USS Lexington, 1967 USS Independence, and in 1968 while serving in Vietnam, was Captain of PBR, boat known has the River Rats. Mr. Moss was a long time member of the McCords Cross Roads Fire Department.
Mr. Hugh Don Tallent, 70, of Gaylesville, (Rinehart Community) passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Tallent was born May 26, 1946 in Fort Payne. He was retired from Mohawk Industries, a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vietnam.
Mrs. Maudie Lee Hartline, 83 of Gaylesville, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at Chulio Hills Nursing Home in Rome, Georgia. Mrs. Hartline was a native of Cherokee County, and was of the Holiness faith.
Mr. John William Proctor, Jr, 86, of Centre passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Mr. Proctor was a native of Scottsboro, Alabama. He was a graduate of Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and later served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was the former owner and manager of Proctor Motor Company and Proctor-Gladden Ford, a former Centre City Council Member, and a member of Centre First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Bonnie Nabers, 76, of Cedar Bluff, , formerly of Austell, passed away June 15, 2016. Bonnie graduated from South Cobb High School in 1957 and later earned a law degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law. Early in her career, Bonnie worked at a law firm and was a member of the National Association of Legal Secretaries and an officer of the Georgia Association of Legal Secretaries. She was a stenographer for the Cobb County Superior Court as well as the Federal Court of Appeals in Fulton County. She completed her career with Lockheed Martin Corporation. Bonnie also held a Real Estate Brokers license. She was a member of Orange Hill Baptist Church, and a devout animal lover.
Mr. Billy John Dake, 77 of Cedar Bluff passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 in a Rome hospital. Mr. Dake was born January 27, 1939, in Cherokee County Alabama. He was a Deacon of Severant Heart Baptist Church. Mr. Dake was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and retired from Evans Construction Company.
Mrs. Irene May MacDonald, 95 of Centre passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Cherokee Health & Rehab. Mrs. MacDonald was a native of Braintree, Vt. She was a graduate of Keene States College, Keene, NH. Her 31 years of teaching were in Gilsum, NH., Conway and Whately, MA. She received the Wiegand Award for Excellence in teaching and was chosen Teacher of the Year during her 26 years in Whately. She retired in 1980 and with her husband and moved to Rainville and later to Centre.
Mrs. Jane Hood Kiser, 81 of Sand Rock, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Cherokee Health and Rehab. Mrs. Kiser was a native of Cherokee County. She was a sewing machine operator at Centre Manufacturing Co. and was of the Methodist faith.
Mrs. Helen V. Long, 77, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016.Mrs. Helen V. Long was born in Floyd County. She went to Bartow County School System. She also attended Battey State Nursing School for her LPN. She was a member of Saint Peter’s Baptist Church and attended New Hope Baptist Church in Cave Spring, GA.
Mr. Timothy Lloyd Sanders, 68, of Centre, Alabama away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Mr. Sanders was born in Muskegon, Michigan on July 15, 1947. He was raised in Middleville, Michigan, moving to this area in 1976. Mr. Sanders held a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Master’s of Education Degree; was a humor columnist, and prior to ill health, he had been employed with the state of Alabama as a Vocational Rehabilitation Officer. He was of the Baptist Faith and was a devoted husband and father.
Mrs. Mary G. Harrison, 90 of Centre, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016 in the Cherokee Health & Rehab Center. Mrs. Harrison was a native of Marion, OH,and was a retired Nurse. She was a member of the Cadet Nursing Corp, was a scout leader and a coach. She was a member of the St. Joachim Catholic Church.
Mrs. Dessie Ella Swan Stephens, 92 of Centre, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at Cherokee Health and Rehab. Mrs. Stephens was a native of Mississippi. She was a loving mother, grandmother, gifted artist and seamstress and was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Edna Ruth McMichen, 89, of Leesburg, passed away in Gadsden Regional Medical Center on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Mrs. McMichen is a native Etowah County and a member of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church.
Mr. Lamon Gramling Pruitt, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 82. He was a native of Centre, Alabama and long-time resident of Smyrna, Georgia. Mr. Pruitt was married to the late Jeanette McElwee Pruitt for 43 years. Mr. Pruitt retired from Northwest Airlines after 34 years as an aircraft mechanic. He also served 26 years in the Navy, including 2 years aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea and retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1978. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve, the Greater Atlanta Ostomy Association, Smyrna American Legion Post 160, and the Nelms Masonic Lodge #323. In addition, Mr. Pruitt was an active volunteer with WellStar Cobb Hospital for more than 20 years and also a member of Smyrna First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Johnnie Cheatwood Maddox, 77 of Piedmont passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Anniston RMC. She was a member of Highway 9 Church of Christ and a former employee of Garcy Corporation. She loved flowers, animals, and spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Maddox was a resident of Piedmont most of her life.
Mr. Stephen David “Steve” Ball, 58, of Rome, died Friday evening, April 22, 2016, in a Rome hospital following a short illness. Mr. Ball was born in Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Ball attended high school in Madrid, Spain, was a graduate of the Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Arkansas, and attended the Art Institute of Atlanta. Mr. Ball was a former member of the West Rome Baptist Church and a current member of the North Broad Baptist Church.
Mr. Cardon Levi “Cebo” Mobbs, 79 of Fort Payne, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Mr. Cardon was a native of Alabama. He worked at Inland Container in Coosa, and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Mr. Robert Leon Davison, 90 of Gaylesville, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his residence. He was a native of Holland, Georgia, and was a retired teacher and electronics technician. He was a member of New Hope South Baptist Church.
Mr. James Henry Sprouse, Jr., M.D. of Cedar Bluff passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. After years of a deteriorating mind due to Alzheimer’s disease, he had a good life and it’s sad it ended this way with no memory of the man he was or the life he led. He was born December 1, 1931, in Abbeville, S.C., to An only child, he excelled in school and became an Eagle Scout. After graduating high school, Henry attended Erskine College in Due West, S.C., from 1950-1953. While in college he was married to Anne Perry. They had five children. Henry graduated from the Medical College of South Carolina in 1957. He completed an internship and residency in Anesthesia at Medical College Teaching Hospitals in Charleston. From there, he worked at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland as a staff and research anesthesiologist. From 1963-1967, Henry was an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. In 1967, Henry and his family moved to Marietta, Ga., where he was in private practice as an anesthesiologist at Kennestone Hospital. In 1975 he married Ethel Jordan Wessinger and resided in Kennesaw, Georgia. In 1982, Henry accepted a position at the Marietta Surgical Center where he served as an anesthesiologist and administrator. In 1994 he retired to Cedar Bluff, Alabama. While he no longer had patients, he soon took in and cared for 20+ dogs and cats and they became his patients. When he wasn’t working, Henry enjoyed flying and was a private pilot for over 30+ years. He was also a master woodworker and racing enthusiast. He enjoyed traveling, photography, motorcycles, and reading. He was known for his keen intellect, photographic memory and witty sense of humor. As his health declined and his mind grew dim, his sense of humor remained intact.
Mr. George Thomas “Paw-Paw George” Ray , 80 of Gaylesville passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Ray was a native of Cherokee County, and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church #1.
Mr. Elwood Donald (Don) Smith, 80 of Cave Spring, passed away Sunday morning, April 17, 2016 in a Rome hospital following a sudden attack suffered earlier at his residence. Mr. Smith was born in Jackson, Georgia. He was a graduate of the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring where he participated in football and track. Mr. Smith made his home in Jackson for a number of years, where a cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Doc McMichael helped care for him and he retired from the U. S. Postal Service in Macon.
Mr. Ralph William Duff, 92 of Jamestown, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Duff was a native of Cherokee County, and was a member of Pleasant Valley #1 Baptist Church in Jamestown.
Mrs. Donna Renee Hutchinson Garrett, 62 of Centre, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Cherokee Medical Center. Mrs. Garrett was a native of Illinois, and she was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church.