Obituaries

Mrs. Sharp

Mrs. Missy Galloway Sharp, age 51, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

Mrs. Sharp was born Sept. 21, 1963 in Rome to Memory and Linda Galloway.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Ed and Edna Galloway, and her maternal grandmother Evelyn Lamb.

She is survived by her loving husband Al Sharp, her children Jeremy (Shannon) Colbert and Hunter (Summer) Colbert; her step-daughter Christy Sharp Cook (Jody); parents Memory and Linda Galloway.

Sisters Robyn McCarley and Leeann Galloway Canter. Brother-in-law David (Nancy) Sharp. Aunt Janet (Randy) Earley. Maternal Grandfather Curtis Lamb. Nieces Ashley (Zack) Bell, Emily McCarley, Kendall Canter and Natalie (Anthony) Hunter. Nephews Paul (Susan) Sharp and Tim (Gabrielle) Sharp. A number of great nephews and nieces also survive.

Graveside services for Mrs. Sharp were held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Youngs Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Trey Stephens and Rev. Keith Powers officiated the services. Interment followed in the Youngs Grove Cemetery.

The family of Mrs. Sharp received friends on the afternoon of Sunday, March 1, 2015 prior to the service at the Youngs Grove Baptist Church.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Lee Ayers, Austin Blalock, Corey Bradshaw, Trey Brown, Wayne Maiden, Jr. and Jordan Rayburn. Honorary pallbearers included the Caledonia Lodge #121 F&AM, Cedartown Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the services for Mrs. Missy G. Sharp. We invite you to sign the on line guest book at www.liteseyfh.com. for Mrs. Missy G. Sharp.

Mrs. Simpkins

Mrs. Sue White Simpkins, age 83 of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

Mrs. Simpkins was born on Feb. 19, 1932 in Paulding County, daughter of the late Lawrence White and the late Belle Hulsey White. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rockmart.

Mrs. Simpkins retired with 33 years of service from the Polk County School System, having worked in administration at Rockmart High School for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Jack Simpkins on Oct. 21, 2010 to whom she was married 58 years; and a brother, Mr. Henry L. White.

Survivors included two sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Stacy Simpkins of Rockmart and Larry and Melitha of Rome; four grandchildren, Lawrence and Clara Simpkins of Rome and Will and Grayson Simpkins of Rockmart also survived.

Funeral services for Mrs. Simpkins were held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Rockmart with Rev. Jeanette Dickens and Rev. David Autry officiating. Interment services followed in the family lot of Rose Hill Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ricky Bowers, Johnny Woods, Lawrence Simpkins, Will Simpkins, Russ Houser and Mike Linley.

Honorary escorts were: Angela Dudley, Leone Cordle, Jim White and Doug White.

Those wishing to do so, may make memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 152, Rockmart, Ga., 30153 in memory of Mrs. Simpkins.

Please visit www.freemanharrisfunerals.com to extend your personal condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral services for Mrs. Sue White Simpkins.

Mr. Hainds

Mr. James Hainds, age 45, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

Mr. Hainds was born April 9, 1969 in Aragon, to the late John Walter Hainds and Margie Ann Couzzort Woods. He was also preceded in death by a brother Donnie Lee Spradlen and sister Tammy Jean Spradlen.

Surviving are His wife Susan Hulsey Hainds, Daughters Heather Easterwood, Kelly Kelley and Jessica Garner Arp. Brothers John Walter Hainds, William Howard Hainds and Thomas Gene Spradlen. Sister Melinda Mae Smith. Grandchildren, Mackenzie Kelley, Khloe Kelley, Braylin Kelley, Isaiah Wilson and Sidney Wilson.

Funeral services for Mr. James Hainds were conducted on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home. Rev. Randy Vines and Chaplin Alan Fuller officiating.

The family received friends on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Timmy Thompson, D. J. Spradlen, Jamie Ward, Steven Kelley, Billy Hainds and Larry Jones. Honorary pallbearers included: Sam Hainds, Isaiah Wilson, Sidney Wilson and Braylin Kelley.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the services for Mr. James Hainds. We invite you to sign the online guest book at www.liteseyfh.com for Mr. James Hainds.

Mrs. Lee

Mrs. “Nannie” Allene Head Lee, age 83 of Aragon, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 25, 2015.

Mrs. Lee was born on Feb. 14, 1932 in Kingston, daughter of the late Alf Head and the late Ruby Potts Head. She was a homemaker and a member of the Seney Baptist Church. Mrs. Lee loved to cook, plant flowers, especially roses, play bingo and was a dedicated viewer of Days of Our Lives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Leonard Lee in 1986; and a daughter, Mrs. Shelba Lee Caldwell in 2003.

Survivors included two granddaughters, Amanda and Sonny Robinson of Euharlee and Cherri and Chris Arrowood of Lawrenceville; four great-grandchildren, Dillan Anderson, Rowan Arrowood, Keslyn Robinson and Kaydence Robinson; and a great-great-grandchild, Brantley Anderson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lee were held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Roberson officiating. Interment services followed in the family lot of the Stilesboro Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Matthew Frazier, Kyle King and Cody Brannon, Chris Arrowood, Sonny Robinson, David Anderson and Daniel Johnson.

Please visit www.freemanharrisfunerals.com to extend your personal condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral services for Mrs. “Nannie” Allene Head Lee.

Mr. Turner

Mr. Dwight Randall Turner, age 57 of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.

He was born on April 7, 1957 in Langdale, Ala., the son of the late Claude Turner and Ether Mae Clay Turner.

Mr. Turner is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Pam Israel and Troy; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Shane Turner and Randall Lee Turner and Crystal; sister, Sandra Jane Landrum; brother, Gary Turner; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Mr. Turner is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Turner.

In keeping with Mr. Turner’s wishes, he was cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later time.

Messages of condolences can be made to the family by visiting our website and signing the online guestbook at gammagefh.com.

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home handled the arrangements for Mr. Dwight Randall Turner.

Ms. Waters

Ms. Hilda Waters, age 86, of Rockmart, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 in a Rome healthcare center following several months of declining health.

She was born on June 20, 1928 in Tattnall County, the daughter of William Berry Waters and Clara Fennell Waters.

She was a graduate of Claxton High School, and for a few years she worked in retail in Savannah.

Ms. Waters was an employee of Southern Bell Telephone Company for many years in Atlanta. As a member of Southern Bell Pioneers she enjoyed many trips in the United States and in Europe. After retiring from Bellsouth, she worked as a tax accountant.

Ms. Waters did not have an children, but she loved her nieces and nephews, who also loved her very much. They all liked to see Aunt Hilda coming for a visit.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers William Taft Waters and James Edgar Waters and sisters Vera Waters Smith and Velma Waters Ogden.

She is survived by a brother, Bill G. Waters of Rockmart and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral and interment services were held Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery in Glennville.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Ms. Hilda Waters.

Mr. Hobbs

Mr. Roger Edward Hobbs, age 60, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Mr. Hobbs was born Dec. 11, 1954 in Polk County to the late Delmer H. Hobbs and Martha Shellhorse Hobbbs, and was preceded in death by a sister Rita Hobbs Henderson.

Mr. Hobbs was a Professional Coating Tech for twenty years. He was an avid fisherman and loved it.

Surviving are his daughter, Amber Hobbs and son in law Tony Dewberry; brothers and sister in law, John Randolf “Randy” and Cathy Hobbs and Mac McCarson; step mother, Bonita Hobbs; sisters and brothers in law, Dea McCarson Chandler and Jim, Rae McCarson and Leighann Adams and Kirk. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services for Mr. Hobbs were conducted on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home. Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery.

The family received friends on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers: Tony Dewberry, Brandon Patterson, Randy Hobbs II, David Curby, Charles Cook and Jonathan Cochran.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the services for Mr. Roger Edward Hobbs. We invite you to sign the online guest book at www.liteseyfh.com for Mr. Roger Hobbs.

Mr. Davidson

Mr. Archie Hamilton Davidson, age 81 of Acworth, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 23, 2015.

Mr. Davidson was born on Feb. 4, 1934 in Aragon, son of the late Paul Davidson and the late Annie Mae Barger Davidson.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Acworth. After retiring from the General Electric Company with 35 years of service, he owned and operated Brackett Cleaners in Rockmart for several years.

Archie enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors, especially doing yard work and just being a handyman.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Cathy Davidson Waters; son, Mr. Steven Earl Davidson; sister, Arlene Davidson; and three brothers, Mr. Paul Davidson, Lloyd Davidson and Harold Davidson.

Survivors included his wife, Betty Brookland Davidson of Acworth to whom he married Dec. 17, 1988; daughter, Cheryl Argo of Aragon; three step-children, Melinda Pearson of Ball Ground, Joseph Casey and Paul Casey both of Woodstock; two grandchildren, Amy and Monica; five step-grandchildren, Brandon, Myles, Dillon, Brianna and Jeremiah; and seven great-grandchildren, Mia, Joshua, Seth, Nick, Emma, Cale and Caden.

Funeral services for Mr. Davidson were held on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at 5 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. David Joyner officiating. A eulogy was given by Mr. Curtis Lewis.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Steve Pearson, Brandon Jennings, Joey Casey, Nick Damron, Joshua Redmond and Neil Lewis.

Interment services were held on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Georgia National Cemetery of Canton with Army Military Honors.

Those wishing to do so, may make memorial contributions to the Cherokee County Humane Society, 5900 Bells Ferry Rd., Acworth, Ga., 30102 in memory of Mr. Davidson.

Please visit www.freemanharrisfunerals.com to extend your personal condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral services for Mr. Archie Hamilton Davidson.

Mr. Ingle

Mr. Wayne Ingle, Sr., age 63, of Aragon, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, following an extended illness.

He was born in Cedartown on March 8, 1951, a son of Dewey and Mary Ingle.

Mr. Ingle had lived the greater part of his life in Aragon and was of the Baptist faith. He was self-employed in the construction field.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Roberson Ingle, and two brothers: William Gary Owen and Dewey Columbus Ingle Jr.

Survivors include four children: Jimmy Wayne Ingle, Jr., Amy Ingle, Tyler Ingle, and Tracey Ingle, all of Aragon; three grandchildren: Jimmy Ingle III, Brittany Jacobs, and Donald Jacobs, Jr. and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Archie Streetman and Rev. Tim Deems officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Sammy Jones, Mark Jones, Jimmy Ingle III, and Terry Lane.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mr. Wayne Ingle. Sr.

Mrs. Craton

Mrs. Ilan Hulsey Craton, age 79, of Dallas, Ga., passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, February 23, 2015.

She was born on March 20, 1935 in Rockmart to her beloved parents, the late Mr. Julius Hulsey and Mrs. Annie Portwood Hulsey.

Mrs. Craton was a housewife who enjoyed taking care of her family. In her spare time she enjoyed design and had a very color-vivid imagination. She also enjoyed reading and cooking.

A Christian, Mrs. Craton was a member of New Hope First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her beloved parents and three brothers, Calvin Hulsey, Bobby Hulsey, and Harlan Hulsey.

Mrs. Craton is survived by her husband of 59 years, Mr. Robert Everett Craton, Jr.; two sons, Mr. Kevin Craton and Mr. Eric (Eva Jo) Craton both of Dallas; 6 grandchildren, Brandy (David) Head of Temple, Keith Craton of Dallas, Joelle (Silas) Sutton of Marietta, Emily (Robert) Murphy, Hannah Craton, and Kendall Craton all of Dallas; 9 great grandchildren, Dillan Head, Keisha Head, Jayden Head, and Logan Head all of Temple, Jordan Craton of Dallas, Everett Sutton of Marietta, Dallas Murphy, Benjamin Murphy, and Ansley Murphy all of Dallas.

She is also survived by three brothers, Hubert (Gaynell) Hulsey of Brunswick, Alfred (Janice) Hulsey of Rockmart, Horace (Grace) Hulsey of Rockmart; two sisters, Arnette (Jerome) Parham of Greensboro, and Evelyn Hulsey of Cedartown; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ilan Hulsey Craton were held on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Mabry officiating.

Perry Hulsey, Mike Pickett, Wayne Gurley, Marlon Tant, Keith Lindsey, and Matt Elrod will serve as pallbearers. Interment ollowed at the New Hope Cemetery.

The family received friends on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 and on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 prior to the funeral service.

Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ilan Hulsey Craton.

Mrs. Swift

Mrs. Mildred Roberson Swift, age 92, of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 in a Rome medical center.

She was born in Rockmart on June 19, 1922, a daughter of Ed and Frances Roberson.

Mrs. Swift had lived all of her life in Rockmart and was a member of the Van Wert Baptist Church. She was a former employee of Union Carbide of Cartersville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Heslip Lee Swift on Feb. 28, 1974; by three sons: Tommy Swift, Edward Swift and Donnie Swift; by three brothers: Herman Roberson, J.C. Roberson and Clarence Roberson and by three sisters: Ruth Holcombe, Cleo Roberson and Margie Abernathy.

Survivors include four daughters: Glenda Guice, Rockmart. Sadie Locklear, Dallas, Carolyn Johnson, Rome and Charlotte Austin, Rockmart; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and a number of great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Roberson and Rev. Danny Dunn officiating. A eulogy was given by Becky Canup. Interment followed in the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery with prayer by Rev. Steven Swift.

Pallbearers included: Randy Akins, T.J. Johnson, Doug Swift, Shane Swift, Steven Swift and Scotty Swift. Honorary pallbearers were: Trevor Swift, Michael Swift, Jimmy Ray Swift, David Lipham and Carey Canup.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Carter

Mr. Jerry Theodore (Teddy) Carter, Jr. age 45, of Rockmart, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 in a Rome hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Rockmart on April 1, 1969 a son of Jerry T. Carter, Sr. and Carolyn Jones Carter.

Mr. Carter lived all of his life in Rockmart where he was a 1987 graduate of Rockmart High School and a member of the Rockmart First Baptist Church. He also attended Jacksonville State College where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

He was a licensed minister, loved music, painting and fast cars.

Prior to ill health he was employed by Avanti Motors as an auto body technician.

Teddy was preceded in death by his father on March 18, 2010.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Kay Carter to whom he was married on Feb. 23, 1991; two sons: Seth Carter and Greyson Carter; his mother, Carolyn Jones Carter; brother, Rance Carterl and wife Shelly all of Rockmart; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Rockmart with Rev. Larry J. Bennett officiating. A eulogy was given by Mr. Rusty Tant.

Pallbearers included: Kyler Carter, Rusty Tant, Donald Tinnan, Jeff Morton, Jimmy Spencer, Jamie White, Tracy Warren and Eddie Streetman.

Honorary pallbearers included: David Pinkard, Jerry Tracy, Jr., Jay Chambers, Kaleb Burfield, Justin Lester, Austyn Carroll, Wayne Brock, Ken Coats, Connor Hooper and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Brothers.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mr. Jerry Theodore (Teddy) Carter, Jr.

Mr. Vincent

Mr. Jimmy Paul Vincent, 74, of Cedartown, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 following a long illness.

He was born in Cedartown on Feb. 24, 1940 to the late Thomas Julian “Lefty” Vincent and the late Geraldine Heard Vincent.

He graduated from Cedartown High School in 1958 and married Sandra Teems Vincent of Cedartown on July 12, 1958.

Mr. Vincent was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Cedartown from the mid 70s until his passing. As a member of the Sanctuary Choir and a long time Deacon, Jimmy was asked countless times to sing solos at worship services there, as well as other churches around the area.

He was an active supporter of youth sports and programs in Cedartown and Polk County and was a member of various groups, clubs, and teams.

He was elected to the Polk County School Board in the 80s and was the journalist that delighted the community with his local humor and youth sports support as the author of In the Dog House, a sports themed column in the Cedartown Standard. He retired from the Newark Paper Company in 2005.

Mr. Vincent is survived by Sandra, his wife of 56 years; three children, Camille Donaldson and her husband, David of Carrollton, Jim Vincent and his wife, Vicki of Cedartown, and Deanne Jones, of Dalton.

He leaves behind seven grandchildren, Whitney Donaldson Baldizon and her husband Fernando, Stephanie Jones Thomas, and her husband Andrew, Dottie Vincent, Eric Donaldson, Abby Vincent, Matt Jones, and Jamie Vincent: and one great grandchild, Liana Baldizon.

He is also survived by his brothers Gary Vincent (Ruth) and Dennis Vincent (Marilyn,) and a sister, Becky Brock (Thomas Brock, Jr.).

Mr. Vincent lied in state at Gammage Funeral Home, and friends were invited to join the family on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 for a public viewing.

The funeral was held at First Baptist Church of Cedartown at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 followed by a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Campbell

Mrs. Doris Kelley Campbell, age 87, of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, Feb.21, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Aragon on May 15, 1927, a daughter of the late Henry and Annie Mae Kelley.

Mrs. Campbell had lived all of her life in the Rockmart and Aragon area. She was a member of the Morning View Baptist Church and had been employed by the Goodyear Mill and Loral for forty three years. Mrs. Campbell loved to cook for her family following a long days work at the mill.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Campbell on March 3, 2009 and by a sister, Eloise Burnley.

Survivors include a daughter, Shelva Ruff, Rockmart; two sons: Jerry Campbell and wife Wanda, Rockmart and Tim Campbell, Rockmart; four grandchildren: Chant Campbell and wife April, Jeremy Campbell and wife Nena, Justin Campbell and wife Megan and Josh Campbell; four great grandchildren: Courtney Campbell, Addison Campbell, Brooklyn Campbell and Lila Campbell.

She is also survived by two sisters: Velma and husband William V. Campbell, Rockmart and Betty Holder, Marietta; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Garrett and Rev. Owen (Bud) Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers included: Chant Campbell, Courtney Campbell, Addison Campbell, Justin Campbell, Jeremy Campbell, Nigel Campbell and William Jones. Honorary pallbearers included the neighbors of the Clarkwood Community.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Doris Kelley Campbell.

Mr. Croker

Mr. James Billy Croker, 79, of Cedartown, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.

He was born on Aug. 7, 1935 to the late James Polk Croker and Alice Rice Croker. Billy was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge and also an active Shriner.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Nicholson Croker; daughters, Kelly Faires (Chip), Denise Croker (Terri Barton); step daughter, Paige Haney (Richie); step son, Robbie Stephens; sister, Corene Croker Hatch; 6 grandchildren, Kristen Faires, Josh Faires, Catlyn Mullinax, Britt Haney, Jack Haney, Lorena Pelico; and 2 great grandchildren, Kenzlyn Thomas and Cash Currie.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter Debora Croker Mullinax.

The funeral service for Mr. James Billy Croker was held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Cedartown at 11:00 in the morning.

Dr. David Taylor and Rev. Wayne Benefield officiated the service and Mr. Ronnie Wood, Mrs. Jean Crane, Mr. Ray Merritt, and Mrs. Jennifer Hulsey delivered eulogies. Interment followed the service in Northview Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion Brewster Cleveland Post 86 Honor Guard.

The family received friends at the First Baptist Church on the evening of Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Kenneth Shelley, Tommy Mullinax, Beau Gammage, Mike McRae, Frank Burgess, Richie Haney, Jack Haney, and Britt Haney will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers are the L. D. Wheeler Sunday School Class, Past and Present County Commissioners, and the Citizens of Polk County.

Flowers are being accepted, but in lieu of Mr. Croker’s involvement with and love for Polk County, donations may be made to the following: - Our House Battered Women’s Shelter - Boys & Girls Club - Senior Citizens Center (send donations to Dawn Turner at the Polk County Commissioner’s Office) - Polk County Animal Shelter (send donations “in Memory of Billy Croker”)

Messages of condolences can be made to the family by visiting our website and signing the online guestbook at gammagefh.com.

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James Billy Croker.

Mr. Bowman

Mr. Paul Bowman, age 86 of Smyrna, passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

He was born on Sept. 16, 1928, in Cedartown.

He was career military having proudly served in the United States Army during both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired from the military as a Staff Sergeant after 20+ years of service.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved watching his grandson play baseball.

Mr. Bowman is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Martha Jane Bowman of Smyrna; 3 children: Ronnie Bowman of Smyrna, Pamela (Jim) Brewer of Douglasville, Rhonda Bowman Turner of Marietta; brother, Hershel Wright of Cedartown: 4 grandchildren; Kristen, Tyler, Casey, Marlee and 2 great grandchildren; Avery and Harper (and baby Jaxson on the way).

A Funeral service for Mr. Paul Bowman was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 in the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home. Internment followed in Northview Cemetery.

The family received friends at the West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

The family received friends again on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home in Cedartown prior the funeral hour.

Messages of condolences can be made to the family by visiting the following websites: www.westcovvfuneralhome.com or at www.gammagefh.com.

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home handled the local arrangements for Mr. Paul Bowman.

Ms. Haney

Ms. Avie Mae Sprayberry Haney, age 92 of Cedartown, passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

She was born on Jan. 3, 1923 in LaGrange, the daughter of the late Fred and Ada Baker Sprayberry.

Ms. Haney was a member of The Second Baptist Church of Cedartown.

Ms. Haney is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Kathy Haney; sisters, Gertrude Dugger and Christine Morrison (of Tennessee); brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Wilma Sprayberry; two grandchildren, Jeffry Haney and Richie Haney; four great-grandchildren, Jack, Britt, Emily and Cooper Haney and several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Haney is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Fred Haney; sister, Rosa Mae Hilliard and brothers, Harold Sprayberry, Edward Sprayberry and Alfred Sprayberry.

The funeral arrangements for Ms. Haney were conducted on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Gammage Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Stephens and Rev. Billy Frasier officiating. Internment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery.

The family of Ms. Haney received family and friends on Sunday, February 22, 2015 prior to the funeral hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Mike Worthington, James E. Chapman, Bobby Smith, Terry Wells, Phillip Reedy, Greg Caldwell, Joe Barker, Johnny Bradshaw, J.R. Waites and Jerry Wells.

The family has requested that flowers are to be omitted; however, memorial donations can be made to the Church of Christ Ladies Owls Group.

Messages of condolences can be made to the family by visiting our website and signing the online guestbook at gammagefh.com.

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home handled the arrangements for Ms. Avie Mae Sprayberry Haney.

Mr. Tillmann

Mr. Robert Roy Tillmann, age 72, of Cedartown, passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 following a brief illness.

Mr. Tillmann was born on Nov. 17, 1942 in Arcadia, Wisc., the son of the late Alvin and Cleo Hohmann Tillmann.

Mr. Tillmann was retired from the Hon Corporation following a lengthy career. He was a veteran, proudly serving with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Pine Bower Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Joe Tillmann.

He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Mrs. Faye Blackmon Tillmann; his children abd grandchildren who he adored, Stephanie and Jayda Sewell, Wayne, Lynn and Ava Tillmann, Amy, C.J. Norris & Timberly Johnson, John “Ratt” Tillmann and Glenda McKibben, Austin and Jesy Tillmann and Dawn, Bill and Ben Truett; his sister, Sharon Bossler; his brothers, Danny Tillmann and Lenny Tillmann; nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

In accordance with Mr. Tillmann’s wishes he will be cremated and a memorial service was conducted on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. from the Pine Bower Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Kiser and Rev. Joe Bates officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Bower Cemetery.

The family received friends on Saturday evening, Feb. 21, 2015 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

We invite you to visit our memorial web site at www.liteseyfh.com to extend your personal condolences to the family and to sign the on line guest book.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Robert Roy Tillmann.

Mr. Godbee

Mr. Roy Eugene Godbee, Jr., age 69, of LaFayette, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

He was born in Jacksonville, Fla., to the late Roy Eugene Godbee, Sr. and the late Margaret Ogier Godbee.

He was a graduate of Ribault High School in Jacksonville – Class of 1964 – where he enjoyed being on the track and football teams.

He was the former manager of Krystal Restaurant in Rome. He retired from the insurance business where he was a sales representative with Monumental and American General Insurance Companies for over twenty-eight years.

He enjoyed camping, deer hunting, fishing, woodworking and watching football games. He was a member of Sunny Side Baptist Church in LaFayette.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mrs. Leona Ferrera.

He was survived by his wife, Bernice Ann Mathis Godbee of LaFayette; their children, Kimberly E. (Tony) Abernathy of Crandall, Ga., Kandice D. (Tommy) Burnett of Hampton, S.C., Tim E. (Leanne) Godbee of Rome, Brent Harris of LaFayette, and Trent (Rose) Harris of Kensington, Ga.; sisters, Gloria Basaldu and Shirley Hudson both of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers, Bobby Godbee of Rockmart, and Ray Godbee of Jacksonville, Fla.; ten grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Godbee were held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 in the chapel of the Wilson Funeral Home with pastors Randy Avans and Tony Abernathy officiating.

Interment services followed in the LaFayette Cemetery. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes – LaFayette Chapel. Online register book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com

This announcement is made on behalf of the family by the Freeman Harris Funeral Home.

Mr. Wills

Mr. John Wesley “Johnny” Wills, age 64, of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 following an brief illness.

Mr. Wills was born on Aug. 11, 1950 in Cedartown, the son of Mr. John Wills, Jr. and Mrs. Aileen Headrick Wills.

He was a truck driver for over thirty five years. He was a avid Harley Davidson rider and loved spending time fishing and hunting. Mr. Wills was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Wills, Jr., and his mother, Aileen Headrick Thorne.

Johnny Wills is survived by his daughter and son in law, Brandi and Jason Bussey; his grandson, Jackson Wills Bussey; his granddaughter, Anna Kate Bussey; his brother, Greg Wills and his sister, Teena Cagle. His nieces Kristi Cagle, Nina and Ailee Wills also survive.

The Funeral Service for Mr. Johnny Wills was conducted on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Blake Dodd officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens.

The following served as Pallbearers: Barry Wallace, Brad Ragan, Greg Wills and James Jeffery.

The family received friends on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 prior to the funeral hour at the Litesey Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions can be made to Young’s Grove Baptist Church, 2255 Antioch Rd., Cedartown, Ga., 30125 in memory of Mr. Wills.

Please visit our web site at liteseyfh.com to express your condolences to the family and to sigh the on line guest book. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. John Wesley “Johnny” Wills.

Mrs. Owen

Sarah Ann Owen, age 78, of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

Mrs. Owen was born April 2, 1936 to the late Cephus and Lillie Mae Driver, and also preceded in death by her husband James “Jimmy” Dwight Owen, two sons Clark Junior “CJ” Owen and Olin Dwight Owen.

Surviving are Children Mary and George Munroe, James and Vivian Owen, Alice Messer and Dovie and Michael Halloway, Fourteen Grandchildren, Thirty Two Great Grandchildren and Six Great Great Grandchildren

Funeral services for Sarah Ann Owen will be conducted Friday Feb. 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral Home, with interment will follow in the Providence Cemetery in Tallapoosa.

The Lester Litesey Funeral Home has charge of the services for Sarah Ann Owen.

Ms. Tibbs

Ms. Lois Marie Tibbs, age 71, of Aragon, passed away on Wednesday morning, Feb. 18, 2015.

Ms. Tibbs was born Dec. 6, 1943 in Cave Spring to the late Obie and Idelle Wheeler and was a member of McFall Baptist Church.

Surviving are Sons Raiden Hester and Stanley “Goober” Hester, Daughters Sonya Alday, Penny Turner, Brother Charles Wheeler, Sister Julie Ferguson, Nine grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren also surviving.

Graveside services were conducted Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at noon in the Old Nazareth Cemetery in Forney, Ala.

Condolences can be made to the family by visiting our website at www.liteseyfh.com

The Lester Litesey Funeral Home has charge of the services for Lois Marie Tibbs.