Obituaries

Mrs. Phillips

Mrs. Shirley E. Phillips, age 82 of Rockmart, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Mrs. Phillips was born Nov. 14, 1934 in Rockmart, daughter of the late Charles Ellison and the late Mary Harper Ellison. She was a graduate of Rockmart High School and a member of the Aragon United Methodist Church. Mrs. Phillips retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company with over 40 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Phillips on Oct. 6, 2000; and a daughter, Belinda Philips.

Survivors included a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Dennis Caldwell of Rockmart; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Judy Ellison of Rome; three grandchildren, Trey, Travis and Kitzi; five great-grandchildren, Tristan, Lexi, Justin, Brooklyn and Hadlee also survived.

Funeral graveside and interment services for Mrs. Phillips were held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the family lot of the Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. James Hannah officiating.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: E.J. Hall, Justin Caldwell, Tristan Hall, Kyle Ivester, Ryan Fields and Drew Waits. Honorary pallbearer will be Travis Caldwell.

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

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral graveside service for Mrs. Shirley E. Phillips.

Mr. Summerville

Mr. James Leon (Joe) Summerville, age 71, of Cedartown, GA passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Buchanan on Jan. 5, 1946, a son of Chalmus Summerville and Frankie Weaver Summerville.

Mr. Summerville spent his childhood and early adult life in Haralson County, later making Polk County his home for the past 28 years. He had a love for coin collecting and restoring old vehicles.

He spent his working career at Goodyear Mill where he retired with over 30 years of service. Mr. Summerville was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and also attended the Victory Baptist Church over the last several years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Chalmus Summerville; daughter, Sherry Dawn Summerville; son, Bryan Summerville; sister, Lucy Jean Carter; and brother, Curtis Summerville.

Survivors include his loving wife, Glenda Summerville, of Cedartown to whom he was married on March 24, 1989; daughter, Jamie Charlene Aaron and her husband Jeff, Canton; three grandchildren: Dustin Allen Barber, Crystal LeeAnn Childers and Zachary Bryan Barber; one great granddaughter, Keely Barber; mother, Frankie Crawford, Rockmart; four brothers: Jimmy Summerville and his wife Sarah, Bremen, Doug Summerville and his wife Lynn, Rockmart, Wayne Summerville and his wife Vera, Cedartown and Cecil Summerville, Bremen; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Snapp and Rev. Eddie Davidson officiating.

Interment followed in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Dustin Barber, Zachary Barber, Brad Summerville, Barry Summerville, Casey Childers and Brandon Sheriff.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mr. James Leon (Joe) Summerville.

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Wayne Ingram, age 68, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in a Rockmart health facility. He was born on December 22, 1948 in Rockmart, Georgia. He was the son of the late Golden and Ruth Hutcheson Ingram.

Mr. Ingram is survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, Jack Ingram and Harold and Brenda Ingram; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Marshall Ballew; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Ingram is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bobby Ingram, JW Ingram, Ed Ingram, Billy Ingram and sister, Frances Ingram.

The funeral service for Mr. Wayne Ingram was conducted Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Smith & Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Wright officiating.

Mr. Ingram was cremated following his service and the family will have a private interment at a later date.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown was honored to serve the family of Mr. Wayne Ingram.

Mrs. Hatch

Mrs. Corene Croker Hatch, age 87 of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She was born on June 6, 1929 in Sand Mountain, Alabama. She was the daughter of the late James P. and Alice Rice Croker.

Mrs. Hatch is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Keith Shelley, Greg and Janice Shelley, Kenneth and Sandi Shelley, and Jerry and Drehlaine Hatch; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hatch is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Hatch and brother, James “Billy” Croker.

The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Hatch will be conducted on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Heaton and Rev. Brian Crisp officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral hour at the church.

Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery with Rev. Grady McDonald officiating.

The family of Mrs. Hatch received family and friends on Friday evening, April 7, 2017 at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Brian Knott, Jon Cox, Colby Lackey, Stephen Parker, Sam Shelley, JoJo Dooley, and Jake Dooley.

The family has requested that flowers be omitted and donations be made to the Second Baptist Church Building Fund, 152 Evergreen Lane, Cedartown, GA 30125.

Messages of condolence can be made to the family by signing the online guestbook at gammagefh.com.

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home handled the arrangements for Mrs. Corene Croker Hatch.

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Wayne Ingram, age 68, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in a Rockmart health facility.

He was born on Dec. 22, 1948 in Rockmart, the son of the late Golden and Ruth Hutcheson Ingram.

Mr. Ingram is survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, Jack Ingram and Harold and Brenda Ingram; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Marshall Ballew; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Ingram is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bobby Ingram, JW Ingram, Ed Ingram, Billy Ingram and sister, Frances Ingram.

The funeral service for Mr. Wayne Ingram were conducted Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Smith & Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Wright officiating.

The family received friends on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Smith and Miller Funeral Home prior to the funeral hour.

Mr. Ingram was cremated following his service and the family will have a private interment at a later date.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown is honored to serve the family of Mr. Wayne Ingram.

Mr. Morris

Mr. Robert Brandon “Buck” Morris, age 19 of Aragon, passed away Wednesday night, April 5, 2017.

Mr. Morris was born Sept. 5, 1997 in Floyd County, son of Raiford Timothy “Tim” Morris and Mona Goss Morris Baker. Brandon attended Rockmart High School and was a member of the Cross Pointe Community Church.

He was employed as a welder for WMP Crates of Rome. Mr. Morris enjoyed hanging out and aggravating his friends. He loved music, especially singing and playing his guitar, but his greatest love was his one-year old son, Braxton.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jacob “Jake” Matthew Wheeler; and his grandparents, Raiford “Speedy” Morris and Betty Jo Walker Morris.

Survivors included his son, Braxton Morris and his fiancé and mother of Braxton, Chelsea Hulsey of Aragon; father and step-mother, Tim and Elicia Morris of Aragon; mother and step-father, Mona and Wade Baker of Aragon; three sisters, Brittany Morris and her fiancé Sean Higgins of White, Lacey Kirkpatrick and her husband Josh of Cedartown and Faith Dover and her husband Dalton of Aragon; a brother, Timothy Morris and his fiancé Shannon McSwain of Jasper; three step-sisters, Megan Hamby, Sara (Justin) Carter and Emiley Edwards; step-brother, Greg Edwards; grandparents, Jack and Gail Goss of Aragon; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survived.

Funeral services for Brandon were held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Boatner and Rev. Jack Goss officiating. Interment services followed in the family lot of the Aragon Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Dalton Dover, Brent Morris, Blake Arp, Mason Goss, Dustin Awtrey, Grayson Goss, Tyler Combs and Tyler Sullivan.

Honorary pallbearers were Dekota Cook, Chris Colston, Casey Colston, Jacob Huitt, Austin Davis and Andrew Davis.

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

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral services for Mr. Robert Brandon Morris.

Mrs. Gatlin

Mrs. Rosemary Gatlin, 83, of Rockmart, formally of New Orleans, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Services for Mrs. Rosemary Gatlin were conducted on Monday, April 10, 2017, 1 p.m. at Wright Memorial Chapel, 814 South Broad St., Rome.

Interment will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 13, 2017.

Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. has full charge of the services for Mrs. Rosemary Gatlin.

Mrs. Tudor

Mrs. Stacy Denice Tudor, age 52, of Dalton, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

She was born on Feb. 8, 1965. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sharon Nicholson Puckett.

She is survived by her husband, Phillip Tudor of Dalton; son and daughter in law, Dustin Patrick and Christy Hogan of Villa Rica; daughter, Casi Hogan of Dalton, step daughter, Chyna and Dusty Rhodes of Mobile, Ala.; father, Ted Redding of Cedartown; step father, Steve Puckett of Cedartown; grandmother, Virginia Redding of Cedartown; grandchildren, Caden Hogan, Waylon Hilgeman, Hunter Rhodes, Hailey Rhodes and Hallie Rhodes.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Stacy Denice Tudor was conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon, April 10, 2017 from the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Pastor John Tudor officiating.

Interment followed in the Hope Well Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends for visitation from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at the Dalton Funeral Home. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave. Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown made this announcement locally for the family and friends of Mrs. Stacy Denice Tudor.

Mrs. Fowler

Mrs. Cynthia Jean Thomason Fowler, age 68 of Cedartown, Georgia passed away Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017.

Mrs. Fowler was born June 17, 1948 in Polk County, daughter of the late John William Thomason and the late Jean Evelyn Campbell Thomason.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Cedartown Church of God.

Mrs. Fowler enjoyed taking care of stray animals and was affectionately known as “Momma Cindy” because she always had an ear for those needing a friend.

She loved to cook and had a special love for the Lord and her children. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ricky Thomason and Eddie Thomason.

Survivors included her husband, Terry Archie Fowler of Cedartown to whom she was married Jan. 16, 1987; three daughters, Deborah Craig and her husband Steven of Ranger, Donna Wills of Cedartown and Charlene Hall and her husband Shane of Calhoun; two sisters, Dot Maxwell of Aragon and Peggy White of Rockmart; two brothers, Phil Thomason and Johnny Thomason both of Rockmart; two grandchildren, Candace Calhoun and her husband Clarence and Matthew Wills and his girlfriend Megan Wedge; three great-grandchildren, Kaylee Wills, Makailyn Calhoun and Shariyah Calhoun also survived.

A celebration of life for Mrs. Fowler was held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Pete Smith officiating. A eulogy was given by Brother Phil Thomason.

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

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the memorial service for Mrs. Cynthia Jean Thomason Fowler.

Mrs. Sherbert

Mrs. Barbara Sherbert, age 54, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017.

She was born on Nov. 3, 1963 in Rome, daughter of Charles and Doris Drummond Sherbert.

Mrs. Sherbert is survived by her sons Shade and Tristan Couch; mother, Doris Drummond; brother, Tommy Sherbert: grandchildren, Shaylyana Couch, Elijah Couch and Karson Couch. She also has several other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Sherbert is preceded in death by her father, Charles Sherbert; daughter, Breanna Fuller and brother, Charles “Doodler” Sherbert.

The visitation and graveside arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.

The family has requested that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions made to the funeral home to help offset the burial cost.

Please visit at www.smithmillerfh.com to leave a personal condolence or sign the online guestbook.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Barbara Sherbert.

Ms. Whelchel

Ms. Mattie E. Whelchel, age 85, of Rome, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 in a Rome medical center.

She was born in Taylorsville, on July 25, 1931, a daughter of the late Albert Whelchel and Myrtice Forsyth Whelchel.

Ms. Whelchel had lived the majority of her life in Rome. As a child she attended the Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church in Taylorsville with her family but in recent years attended the North Rome Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Otis Whelchel and four sisters: Elizabeth Popham, Sally Louise Gentry, Lorena Taylor and Velma Pilgrim.

She is survived by three nieces, Myrtice Robinson, Evelyn Crowder and Irene Crawford.

Graveside funeral and interment services were held Friday, April 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Cornett officiating.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the graveside funeral service of Ms. Matttie E. Ehelchel.

Mrs. Harper

Mrs. Bertha Mildred (Pat) Harper, age 81, of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, in a Wellstar Paulding Hospital.

She was born in Lepanta, Ark., on Septe. 3, 1935, a daughter of the late Bill Boyd and Nervie Harvey Boyd.

Mrs. Harper had been a resident of Rockmart for over thirty five years moving here from Michigan. She attended the Second Baptist Church of Rockmart for several years but was presently a member of the Morning View Baptist Church.

Mrs. Harper was a self employed auctioneer for many years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Randy Adcock.

Survivors include her husband, James Monroe (Jimmy) Harper, Rock­mart; two daughters: Rhonda Asher, Coral Springs, Fla., and Shelly Warden, Ocean Springs, Miss.; three sons: Jerry Asher, Pottsville, AR, Billy Asher, Mosher, Ill. and Terry Asher, Cahokia, Ill.; brother, Calvin Earl Boyd, Muscadine, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and a niece, Paula Swann, Bremen.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. David Warriner and Rev. Jeff Hulsey officiating. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Gearl Nichelson, Nic Tomlin, Tim Nichelson, Chris Daniel, Greg Maxwell and Johnathan Post.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Bertha Mildred (Pat) Harper.

Mrs. Roland

Mrs. Zadie Jennings Roland, age 82, of Cedartown, passed away on Saturday afternoon, April 1, 2017 following an extended illness.

Mrs. Roland was born on March 2, 1935 in Haralson County, a daughter to the late Otis Washington Fincher and Etta Newman Fincher.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by Husband Harold N. Jennings, two sisters, Lila Welchel and Ellen Deeds and a brother, Erman Fincher.

Mrs. Roland was retired from the Tip Top Corporation. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her loving family, her daughters and a son in law, Debra Gill, Vicki Tate, Dianne and Jody Coalson and Leigh Ann Smart; her brother, Robert Fincher; eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Zadie F. Roland were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, April 4, 2017 at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Frasier officiating.

Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery.

The family received friends on Monday evening, April 3, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jody Coalsonn, Robbie Stephens, Wesley Sides, Josh Wright, Jason Oxenrider and Brett Allen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dylan Casey, Ethan Summerville and Easton Oxenreider

Visit the memorial web site at www.liteseyfh.com to extend personal condolences to the family and to sign the online guestbook.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Zadie Jennings Roland.

Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Sybil Allene Brown, age 93, of Carrollton, and formerly of Cedartown, passed away on Saturday evening, April 1, 2017 in Carrollton.

Mrs. Brown was born on Aug. 24, 1923 in Cleburne County, Ala., a daughter of Lemon Edwards and Flora Brooks Edwards.

She had been a member of the Tyus Baptist Church of Bowden for a number of years.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her three brothers and six sisters; her husband, Lloyd Brown; her son in law, Cliff Roark; her daughter in law, Terri Brown; a great granddaughter, Shelley Cates; and a grandson in law, Ron King;

Sybil Brown is survived by her sons and a daughter in law, Keith Brown and Anthony and Libby Brown; her daughter, Janice Brown Roark; her grandchildren, Lorren Roark, Loriene Porter, Laura Roark, Lisa King, Darren Brown, Danelle Russo, Dorian Veneble and Randall Brown; twenty great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sybil Allene Brown were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, April 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Justin Richards officiating.

Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery.

The family received friends on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 prior to the service hour at the Litesey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Browns great grandsons will serve as Pallbearers and they are: Matthew King, Jacob King, Aaron Roark, Clayton Porter, Paul Porter, Daniel Brown and Justin Loveless.

For personal condolences and to sign the online guestbook, please visit liteseyfh.com.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown had charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Sybil Allene Brown.

Mr. Campbell

Mr. Homer Irvin Campbell, Jr., age 69, of Bremen, and formerly of Rockmart passed away Friday, March 31, 2017.

He was born in Dallas, on Feb. 28, 1948 a son of the late Homer Irvin Campbell Sr. and Virginia Gibson Campbell.

Mr. Campbell had lived the majority of his life in Rockmart and formerly attended the Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Vietnam War.

Prior to ill health he worked for the Goodyear Mill.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia Queen Campbell; son, Micah Campbell and a sister, Wanda Campbell.

Survivors include a son, Homer Irvin (Trace) Campbell III, Kennesaw; two brothers: Dwight and Wiley; two sisters: Martha and Ruth and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Thursday, April 6, 2107 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with his son Trace Campbell delivering a eulogy.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of memorial arrangements for Mr. Homer Irvin Campbell Jr.

Mr. Roberson

Mr. Christopher Wayne “Big Moe” Roberson Sr. age 37, of Aragon, passed away Friday March 31, 2017.

Mr. Roberson was born in Rome on Jan. 17, 1980, son of Clyde Wayne Roberson and Mary Elizabeth Roberson.

Mr. Roberson was a member of the Pipe Fitters, Local 72, where he worked for a number of years as a pipe fitter. He loved fishing and being outdoors.

Survivors include a wife, Mary Hall Roberson, a son, Christopher Wayne “ Buddy “ Roberson Jr., a daughter Crista Cheyene “ Lighting “ Roberson, all of Aragon, a step- daughter Dakota Reighn Howell, a sister Amy “Piglett” Haynes and her husband Dave, of Dallas, parents Wayne and Mary Stamey Roberson, of Aragon, Grandparents Clyde and Cathy Roberson of, Aragon, Linda Sue Roberson of, Aragon, and Pearline Stamey Cowart, and her husband Harold, of Rome.

Many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 7, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Funeral Home with the Rev. Herman L. Stamey, Rev. Alton L. Stamey, officiating and the Rev. Little Wayne Roberson officiating at the graveside.

Interment followed at Floyd Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers included Marshall Mathis, Joesph Deboard, Cory Bowers, Ron Terhune, Mark Stewart, and Mack Barnhart.

Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Whatley, Daniel Joe Roberson, and his son Christopher Wayne “Buddy” Roberson, Jr.

Please visit www.goodshepherdfh.net to sign the online guest book and view the DVD on the life of Mr. Roberson.

Parnick Jennings, Sr’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome had charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Wein

Mr. Stephen Michael Wein, age 27, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, March 31, 2107 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Stephen was born in Wadsworth, Ohio on June 1, 1989 a son of Alan Donald Wein and Denise Heberling Wein.

He had been a resident of Polk County for the past 21 years moving here from Ohio.

He enjoyed working on cars, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was employed by Inland Empire Construction of Canton.

Survivors include his mother, Denise Wein, Rockmart; father, Alan Wein, Louisville, Ky.; three brothers: Nicholas Wein, Bremen, Quentin Wein, Rockmart and Robert Wein, Buchanan; fiance, Stacy McEntyre, Cedartown; daughter, Hailey McEntyre, Cedartown and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Kent Martin officiating.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the memorial service of Mr. Stephen Michael Wein.

Mr. Highfield

Mr. Thomas A. Highfield, age 61 of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

He was born on Jan. 21, 1956 in Cedartown, the son of the late Lewis J. and Florine Jean Privett Highfield.

Mr. Highfield is survived by his sons, Jeremy Highfield and Josh Highfield; sisters, Diane Acrey and Brenda Highfield; brothers, Rev. Gary Highfield and Michael Highfield; grandchild, Jay Pressley Highfield and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Highfield is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia Spikes Highfield and brothers, Ronnie Highfield and Wayne Highfield.

In keeping with Mr. Highfield’s wishes he was cremated.

A memorial service for Mr. Thomas A. Highfield will be held at a later date.

Messages of condolence 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 handling the arrangements for Mr. Thomas A. Highfield.

Mrs. Sumlar

Mrs. Ruthie Ellen Sumlar, age 81 of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

She was born on Aug. 27, 1935 in Mulberry, Ark., the daughter of the late Flay and Nora Masterson Harrison.

Mrs. Sumlar worked for many years in retail department stores such as Belk and J.C. Penny here in Cedartown.

She was also employed at Moore’s Pharmacy for 14 years; as well as a manager of Our House Thrift Store for 10 years and retired at the year of 78.

Mrs. Sumlar is survived by her daughters, Julie Beck and Joy Brown; son, Charles Warren Lee (Ellen); sisters, Mary Ann Henry and Carolyn Jewell Dutton; brother, Floy Lee Harrison (Sue); grandchildren, Amy O’Neil (Dan), Angela Maiden (Wayne), Ashley Lee, Tyler Lee and Joshua Beck; five great-grandchildren and a number of extended family members also survive.

Mrs. Sumlar is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Sumlar; sisters, Betty Faye Dutton and Norene Gilbreth. She is also preceded by brothers, John Franklin Harrison, David Wallace Harrison and Jessie Olin Harrison and great-grandchildren, Jacob Rice and Brenton Rice.

The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Ruthie Ellen Sumlar were conducted on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery.

The family of Mrs. Sumlar received family and friends on Friday evening, March 31, 2017 at the Gammage Funeral Home.

Messages of condolence can be made to the family by signing the online guestbook at gammagefh.com.

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home handled the arrangements for Mrs. Ruthie Ellen Sumlar.