Ms. Elizabeth Armada Owenby, 66 of Centre, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 at Cherokee Health & Rehab. Ms. Owenby was a native of Cobb County, Georgia. She was a Registered Nurse and was of the Mormon faith.
Mrs. Judy Morrison, 66 of Centre, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Morrison was a native of Cherokee County, and was a Home Health Aide for Oxford Home Health. She was a member of Centre Church of Christ.
Mr. Basil “Snookum” Bolton, 77 of Centre passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Gadsden Regional Hospital. Mr. Bolton was a native of Cherokee County, and was an Air Force veteran. He was a retired pipe fitter with the Local 72 in Atlanta and 766 in Rome, GA. He worked at one time with the Army Corp of Engineers and also farmed. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Mr. George Wallace Kemp, Sr, 86, of Cave Spring passed away Thursday morning September 1, 2016 at his residence following a short illness. Mr. Kemp was born in Bowdon, Georgia. and was a member of the Rehoboth Baptist Church.
Mrs. Ruby Pate, 97 of Sand Rock community passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, August 29, 2016. Mrs. Pate was an active member of Sand Rock Baptist Church. She was well known for her long time service to the local, county, and state chapters of 4-H and FFA, where she was added to the Alabama FFA Foundation Wall of Honor in 2014, and also nominated for the 4-H Wall of Honor. Mrs. Ruby was also a talented artist, quilter, and dedicated to community service.
Mr. Henry “H.G.” Reynolds, 67 of Centre, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Noland Hospital in Anniston. Mr. Reynolds was a native of Cherokee County, and was an employee of the Gadsden Times for 44 years and was of the Methodist faith.
Mrs. Delarce G. Jennings Selman, 81 of Centre, passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Selman was a native of Villa Rica, Georgia. She was a seamstress at Sew-Sew Styles and was a member of Old Nazareth Baptist Church.
Mrs. Mary Ruth Hardin Early, 83 of Centre, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Early was a native of Cherokee County, a retired lunchroom worker at Cedar Bluff School and was a member of Unity Baptist Church.
Mrs. Mildred Pauline Jennings Hurley, 94, of Gaylesville, passed away peacefully at her home in Broomtown, on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Mrs. Hurley was born March 19, 1922, in Centre. She was a member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church, and prior to her retirement, she had worked at Riegel Textiles, Georgia Glove Mill, and Hurley Farms. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, farmer, gardener, and mill worker.
Mr. Wayne Eual Ledbetter, 75 of Piedmont passed away Wednesday, August 09, 2016 at his home. Mr. Ledbetter was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church and a 1960 graduate of Cherokee County High School. He attended Gadsden Trade School where he studied electrical repair. He was a former Boy Scout Master of Piedmont Troop 44. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, football, and watching western movies. Mr. Ledbetter was employed at Goodyear Tire Company in Cedartown, Ga for many years and retired from the City of Piedmont Water and Gas Department as a foreman. He was a local appliance repairman for many years and was known around town for inventing a remote controlled lawn mower.
Mrs. Evie Darnett Henderson Wright, 52 of Centre, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wright was a native of Cherokee County, and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Mr. Tony Michael McMurray, 62, of Centre passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at his home. Mr. McMurray was born and raised in Cherokee County. He was a hard worker and loved gardening, horseback riding, four wheelers, and spending time with family and friends.
Mr. Jerry Wayne Williams 72, of Harvest passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at a local hospital. Jerry was a member of the Church of Christ. He retired from Red Stone Arsenal. He was also very active in playing different sports while working at Red Stone Arsenal.
Mrs. Letitia Badgett Andrews, 47 of Piedmont passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Andrews was a resident of Piedmont most of her life, a member of Lebanon Church of Christ, and employed at American Apparel in Centre. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Martha Jo Comer Grice, 89, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Mrs. Grice was born in Cedar Bluff, and was a longtime resident of South Jackson before moving to Florence in 2011. She was a longtime member of Faithview Baptist Church and was retired as a Labor and Delivery technician from Hinds General Hospital after 27 and a half years.
Mr. Daniel O’Neal Andrews, 47 of Centre, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Andrews was native of Calhoun County, was employed with American Apparel and he was a member of Lebanon Church of Christ.
Mr. Henry Cecil Stephens, 82 of Centre, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Stephens was a native of Etowah County, the son of the late James Virgil and Etta Bishop Stephens and was a Navy Veteran. He was retired from Goodyear and was a retired congregational holiness pastor.
Mrs. Sandra Jane Davis, 70 of Centre, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Davis was a native of Cherokee County. She retired from D/C Gas Company as a secretary and was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.
Mr. Doyle Lee Weeks, Sr., 78 of Centre, passed away Wednesday July 27, 2016 in Floyd Medical Center in Rome. Mr. Weeks was a native of Cherokee County, was retired from Cherokee Electric Co-op and was a member of the Calcedonia Baptist Church.
Michael B. Ciolek, Gunnery Sergeant USMC Retired, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at his home in Centre, after a short illness. Mr. Ciolek was a resident of Cherokee County for eleven years and a native of New York. He was a proud Eagle Scout and a twenty year Marine Corps veteran. He served his country honorably in Desert Storm. He attended Fairview United Methodist Church, which he considered his extended family.
Mrs. Mary Ruth Estes Moran, 88 of Centre, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at her residence. Ms. Moran was a native of Cherokee County. She was a retired Pharmacist and a member of the Centre First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Betty Jean Rogers Bowman, 74, of Centre passed away Sunday July 24, 2016 in a local hospital. Mrs. Bowman was born August 10, 1941, in Cherokee County. . She was retired from Cedar Bluff Manufacturing.
Rev. Dewey Ernest Bailey, 96, of Cave Spring, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 24, 2016 in a Rome hospital following a brief illness. Rev. Bailey was born in Dawson County, and was a veteran of WW II, having served in the the Army Air Corp and later the Fourth Armored Division at the Battle of the Bulge under Gen. George Patton. He was a member and a past pastor of the Cave Spring United Methodist Church, and chose to make his home here since 1965. He also served as pastor to other Methodist Churches in the area including Jackson Chapel UMC, Livingston UMC, Shannon UMC, South Broad UMC and his last pastorate Anna Kresge United Methodist Church in Cedartown. Rev. Bailey was also the Chaplin at Georgia School for the Deaf for over 40 years.
Mrs. Martha Ann “Nanny” Pritchett Hobbs, 81 of Centre, formerly of Rome, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 in a Centre healthcare facility. Mrs. Hobbs was born on October 3, 1934 in Cherokee County, Alabama. She was a member of the Sherwood Forrest Baptist Church in Rome and retired from Klopman Mills.