Obituaries

Mr. Horne

Mr. Clayton Wade Horne, age 50, of Aragon, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 in a Rome medical center following a brief illness.

He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on Nov. 1, 1966 a son of Earl Stanley Horne and Betty Moser Horne.

Mr. Horne had been a resident of Aragon since 2009 moving her from Indiana, Penn.

He enjoyed sharing his faith with others and attended the Westridge Church of Dallas,GA.

Mr. Horne enjoyed woodworking and building as well as hunting and fishing. He also loved to decorate his home and yard during the Christmas season. He was employed by Harbor Freight of Rome for the past five years where he served as Assistant Manager.

He was preceded in death by his father on May 16, 2014.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Sherry Echols Horne; five children: Christopher Horne (Shelby), Katie Johnson (Tim), Hope Horne, Timothy Echols and Matthew Echols; mother, Betty Horne; sister, Kim Horne; granddaughter, Annaleigh Johnson and fourteen nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Echols officiating.

Interment followed in Rockmart Memorial Gardens.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Clayton Wade Horne

Mr. Crenshaw

Mr. William Fred “Bill” Crenshaw, age 60 of Savannah, formerly of Rockmart, passed away at his residence on Aug. 10, 2017 under the care of Hospice Savannah surrounded by his devoted wife and loved ones.

Mr. Crenshaw was born Jan. 5, 1957 in Monroe, Mich., and traveled the United States before settling down in Georgia.

He was a dedicated employee of Nordic for 20 plus years and an avid Denver Broncos fan.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Crenshaw of Savannah formerly of Rockmart; sons, Rye of Rome, Jimmy of Newnan and Nathan of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Becky of Rockmart; step-daughters, Heather of Rockmart and Holly of Warner Robins; mother, Betty of Michigan; sisters, Debra and Maryann both of Florida; brother, Mark of Michigan; and fourteen grandchildren.

Memorial services for Mr. Crenshaw will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Owen (Bud) Davis, Jr. officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday prior to the memorial service from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1825 Barrett Lakes Blvd., Suite 280, Kennesaw, Ga., 30144 in memory of Mr. Crenshaw.

Fox and Weeks Funeral Home of Savannah is handling the out of town arrangements.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the memorial service for Mr. William Fred Crenshaw.

Mrs. Cox

Mrs. Nancy Jean Cox, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away peacefully on her and Paul's 60th wedding anniversary, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

Mrs. Cox was born on March 18, 1940 in Polk County, a daughter to the late Robert Henderson and Ruth Jameson Henderson.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Henderson and John Jameson, a daughter, Nancy Katrina Cox, a grandchild, Kayla Williams and the love of her life of 60 precious years, Mr. Paul Leon Cox. Mrs. Cox was of the Baptist faith.

"Mama Cox" as she was known by many took pride in being a Homemaker. A master cook that could put to shame any four star chef, she loved taking care of her family and friends, and it showed.

Her family was her life, a quality that was instilled in her from her young life as a child, right on up through the years to present day. Her love, her warmth and her smile will be missed by so many. "While we'll miss you here, we know you're home."

She is survived by her loving family, her sons and daughter in law, Anthony and Wanda Cox and Randall Cox; her daughters & son in law, Tona Chavez and LeAnn and Michael Wiggins; her brother and sister in law, Donald and Lynn Henderson; her sister and brother in law, Wanda and David Cook; her grandchildren, Kendra Timms, Brandon Chavez, Tiya Chavez, Krista Cox, Casey Cox and Erica Wiggins; fourteen great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Jean Cox were conducted on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the family lot of the Northview Cemetery with Mr. Tony L. Brazier officiating.

The family received friends on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 12, 2017 prior to the funeral hour at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Casey Cox, Joshua Tinnan, Juan Chavez, Larry Welchel Jr., James McKnight and David Cook.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Nancy Jean Cox.

Ms. Pierce

Ms. Chelsea Leigh Pierce, age 25, of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday evening, Aug. 9, 2017 following a brief illness.

Ms. Pierce was born on May 7, 1992 in Rome.

She was of the Baptist faith. Ms. Pierce loved her family and friends deeply. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and quick wit. She will be missed by many.

Ms. Pierce is survived by her parents, Joey Pierce and Marie Barry Parris; her brother, Chase Pierce; her grandparents, Debbie Adams, Bobby Pierce and Mary Barry; a number of other relatives and friends also survive.

In accordance with her wishes, Ms. Pierce was cremated.

The family received friends on Friday evening, Aug. 11, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home. No formal memorial service is planned at this time.

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 Miss Chelsea Leigh Pierce.

Mr. Thompson

Mr. Max Eugene Thompson, age 83, of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2017.

Mr. Thompson was born on March 15, 1934 in Douglas County, the son of William A. Thompson and Flora Brewer Thompson.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.

Mr. Thompson was a United States Veteran where he proudly served in the U. S. Army.

Prior to his retirement, he had a successful career in the construction business, where he worked as a Supervisor with Carter DeGolian.

He was a dedicated and active member of the Lime Branch Baptist Church, where he was also a member of the Adult Men's Sunday School Class and Builders for Christ.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his loving and devoted wife of sixty years, Barbara McMichan Thompson; his sons, Stephen A. Thompson and Rebecca, Craig V. Thompson and Lisa and John A. Thompson and Heather; his daughter, Vicki Thompson Collins and Jim; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services for Mr. Max Eugene Thompson were conducted on Saturday morning, Aug. 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the Lime Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Cole, Rev. Tommy McGuire and Rev. Brian Crisp officiating.

Interment followed in the Lime Branch Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Brewster Cleland Post 86 Honor Guard.

Mr. Thompsons grandsons served as pallbearers.

The Thompson family received friends on Friday evening, Aug. 11, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted or those wishing to do so may make memorial donations in Mr. Thompson's memory to either Lime Branch Baptist Church, 1127 Tallapoosa Hwy, Cedartown, Ga., 30125 or to the Builders for Christ, Elders Baptist Church, 1216 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, Md., 21784.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Max Eugene Thompson.

Mrs. Atchley

Mrs. Sharon Dione Atkins Atchley, age 34 of Cedartown, passed away on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1983 in Rome.

Mrs. Atchley is survived by her mother, Mary Jane Cooter Legg; husband, Leonard Atchley; daughters, Lana Dawn Atchley and Georgia Lynn Atchley; son, Brantley William Atchley; brother, Jacob Legg and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Atchley is preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Larry Atkins; sister, Kandy Lynn Atkins Perry and grandmother, Mary Frances Martin.

A memorial service for Mrs. Sharon Dione Atkins Atchley was conducted on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Kendall Davis and Rev. Josh Nichols officiating.

The family of Mrs. Atchley received family and friends on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 prior to the memorial service hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The family has respectfully requested that flowers are to be omitted and memorial donations can be made to the Gynecological Women’s Cancer Foundation, 30 W. Monroe St, Suite 710, Chicago, Illinois 60606.

Mr. Chris Head served as a honorary pallbearer.

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

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral handled the arrangements for Mrs. Sharon Dione Atkins Atchley.

Mrs. Forrister

Mrs. Sue McDonald Forrister, age 64 of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.

She was born on Feb. 3, 1953 in Chattanooga, Tenn., the daughter of the late Bob and Maxine Moore McDonald.

Mrs. Forrister was a graduate of Rosville High School Class of 1971.

Mrs. Forrister is survived by her daughter, Jessica Stubbs; sisters, Robin McDonald, Rhonda Culp and Angie Cook; brothers, Bobby McDonald and Chan McDonald and five grandchildren, Daniel, Madison, Grace, Abigail and Autumn.

Mrs. Forrister is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Steve Forrister and brother, Billy McDonald.

The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Sue McDonald Forrister was conducted on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family of Mrs. Forrister received family and friends on Wednesday evening, Aug. 9, 2017 and Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 prior to the funeral hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Danny Little, Ricky Harbin, Lee Williams, Kelvin Simpson, Jackie Black and Timmy Mull.

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. Sue McDonald Forrister.

Mrs. Howard

Mrs. Dorothy May Owens Howard, age 81 of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1935 in Tallapoosa to the late Mr. Junious “Junebug” Owens and Mrs. Flessie Miller Owens.

Mrs. Howard was a member of Dugdown Baptist Church for many years; she loved the Lord. She was a homemaker that enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Howard is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Howard Dempsey and Randy; sisters, Betty Lou Hindman and Jeannette Gray; brother, Jerry Owens and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Howard is preceded in death by her parents, husband, James Harold Howard; sisters, Ruby Nell Gibson and Mary Boyce and brothers, Carl Owens, Bobby Owens and Elmer Owens.

The funeral service for Mrs. Dorothy Howard was held on, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Hudgins and Rev. Wayne Pike officiating.

Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family of Mrs. Dorothy May Owens Howard will receive family and friends on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from six o’clock in the evening until nine o’clock in the evening at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The family has requested that all flowers are to be omitted.

The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Gene Hindman, David Hindman, Jamie Hudgins, Bobby Gravley, Greg Howard and James Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers will be Owen Hudgins and Randall Hudgins.

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 Mrs. Dorothy May Owens Howard.

Mrs. Tate

Mrs. Opal E. Tate, age 85, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 5, 2017 following an extended illness.

Mrs. Tate was born on April 7, 1932 in Cedartown the daughter of the late Mr. George M. Edwards and the late Mae Belle Venable Edwards.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters and her husband, Samuel Lester Tate Jr.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Tate had worked for Stone and Allred clothing store in downtown Cedartown for over 20 years.

She was a faithful and active member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown for many years where she was a member of the Esther Schliestett Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Tate is survived by her son, Lester Tate; her daughter, Barbara Tate and her grandchildren, Sam Tate and Grace Tate. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Edwards Tate were conducted on Tuesday morning, Aug. 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Benefield and Dr. David Taylor officiating.

Interment followed in the family lot of the Greenwood Cemetery.

The family received friends on Monday evening, Aug. 7, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following Gentlemen were asked to serve as pallbearers: Larry Little, Steve St. Clair, Larry Clark, Shane Clark, Ronnie Jackson and David Edwards. Members of the Ester Schliestett Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.

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 is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Opal E. Tate.

Mr. Hammock

Mr. Forrest Hammock, 59, of Cedartown, passed away on Aug. 5, 2017.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1958 to Gordon Hammock and the late Ella Mae Brown.

Mr. Hammock was a lifelong resident of Cedartown, where he was a graduate of the CHS Class of 1977. Mr. Hammock was best known for his dedication and hard work at Tip Top Poultry in Rockmart from 1989 until his death.

He was preceded in death by his mother, his brother Jessie Hammock and his grandparents the late Mr. and Mrs. Otis Hammock and the late Mr. and Mrs. N.T. Brown.

Mr. Hammock is survived by his daughter, Denise (Robert) House-Diamond, his granddaughter Dimon House, four brothers: Roy (Donna) Hammock, Norris Hammock, Michael Mathis (Punkin,) Gordon Hammock Jr. and his sister Tia Hammock. A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends are also survived.

Two special aunts, Irene Neal (Bug) and Mattie Ruth Dulaney (Pee-Wee) are also thanked for their longtime love and connection with Mr. Hammock.

A celebration of life service was held for Mr. Forrest Hammock on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the God Church of Deliverance in Cedartown with Bishop Robert Hutchins officiating.

Internment followed at Polk Memory Garden.

Pallbearers were David Brown, Jerry Gibson and Sammy Sewell.

The family of Mr. Forrest wished to acknowledge with grateful appreciation the many prayers, calls, visits and acts of sympathy during their time of grief.

Wingfield Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Forrest Hammock.