Obituaries

Mr. Ingle

Mr. J. W. Ingle, age 91 of Aragon passed away Saturday night, Dec. 3, 2016.

Mr. Ingle was born Dec. 19, 1924 in Polk County, son of the late Ruben Ingle and the late Essie Gravett Ingle.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. Mr. Ingle was a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church and worked in the textile industry. He was a very humble man who loved his family, music and playing the guitar.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Mary Reynolds, Gladys Hulsey, Margaret Driver, Vera Jo Ortega and Martha Brock; and two brothers, Scott Ingle and Jerry Dean.

Survivors included his wife, Ruthie Dean Crumley Ingle of Aragon to whom he was married Nov. 12, 1949; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Terry Spencer of Aragon; three sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Karen Ingle and Travis and Sue Ingle all of Rockmart and David and Julie Ingle of Aragon; sister, Ruby Henderson; three brothers, Cecil Ingle, Jimmy Ingle and Pete Ingle; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren also survived.

Funeral services for Mr. Ingle were held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Stevie Waddell and Rev. Billy Chambers officiating.

Interment services followed in the family lot of the Aragon Cemetery with American Legion Brown-Wright Post #12 Honor Guard in charge of the military graveside services.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tim Ingle, Corey Ingle, Mark Spencer, Kelvin Ingle, Will Shurley, Adam Shurley, Jarred Spencer, Luke Ingle and Cameron Ingle.

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 services for Mr. J. W. Ingle.

Mrs. Morgan

Mrs. Jeanette Moody Morgan, age 96, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 1, 2016.

Mrs. Morgan was born on May 7, 1920 in Polk County a daughter of the late Homer Moody and the late Zula Atkins Moody.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert O. Morgan in 1979; a daughter, Jan Morgan; her brothers, Homer Moody Jr., Verdale Moody, Clinton Moody, Paul Moody and Charles Moody and her sister, Betty Worthington.

Mrs. Morgan was a long time member of the Union Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Lewis Morgan, Lauren Morgan and Harry Morgan; her daughters, Sharon Hogue and Kathy Brandon; her brother, Harland Moody; her sisters, Sara Moody and Shirley Redding; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside and Interment services for Mrs. Jeanette Moody Morgan were conducted on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Antioch Cemetery with Rev. Billy Swift officiating.

The family respectfully request that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions be made to: Children's Health of Atlanta, Cranio-Facial Services Program at 404-785-4483 or choagiving@choa.org.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Jeanette Moody Morgan.

Mrs. Sprayberry

Mrs. Wilma Shaw Sprayberry, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 1, 2016.

Wilma Sprayberry was born on Feb. 20, 1941 in Cedartown a daughter of the late John Clifford Shaw and the late Katie Morrow Shaw.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her sisters and brothers, Myrtice Dowdy, Nora Bea Dempsey, Mary Crocker, Linda Moore, Carolyn Crocker, Barbara Shaw, John Shaw and Alton Shaw.

Mrs.Sprayberry was retired from the Hon Company in Cedartown and also the Polk School District. Mrs. Sprayberry was a 50 year member of the Second Baptist Church of Cedartown.

She is survived by her loving family, her husband of fifty nine years, Leonard Sprayberry; her daughters and son in law, Cindy S. Isham and Karen and Danny Little; her grandchildren, Britany Isham, Dustin Little and Kelsi and Kristen Little; her sisters in law, Betty Shaw and Virginia Shaw and a aunt, Willie Ruth Pope. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Shaw Sprayberry were conducted on Saturday morning, Dec. 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Frasier and Rev. Bill Heaton officiating.

Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery.

The family received friends on Friday evening, Dec. 2, 2016 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following Gentlemen served as pallbearers: Danny Little, Dustin Little, Stan McCord, David Duggar, Gabe Padgett and Jerry Haney.

Flowers will be accepted or those wishing to do so may make memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Sprayberry to either the Second Baptist Church of Cedartown Building Fund, 152 Evergreen Lane Cedartown, Ga., 30125 or to Homestead Hospice, 1 North Tennessee Street Cartersville, Ga., 30120.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Wilma Shaw Sprayberry.

Mr. Formby

Mr. Carl Raymond “Buddy” Formby, age 88 of Rome formerly of Aragon passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 1, 2016.

Mr. Formby was born Aug. 9, 1928 in Webster County, son of the late Charles Raymond Formby and the late Mitti Turner Formby.

He had been a member of the Euharlee Baptist Church of Aragon since 1951 and retired from the Aragon Mill in 1964. Mr. Formby loved hunting, fishing and going to church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Gazaway Formby on Aug. 8, 1993; a son, Timothy Wayne Formby; and six siblings.

Survivors included a son, Jimmy Formby (Connie) of Dallas; five daughters, Diane Formby Mitchell (Duel) of Aragon, Sandra Formby Miller (Ronnie) of Adairsville, Teresa Formby Cooper of Dallas, Brenda Formby Jay (Scott) of Aragon and Leann Formby Cothran (Jon) of Adairsville; brother, Robert “Bob” Formby of Cedartown; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survived.

Funeral services for Mr. Formby were held on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Euharlee Baptist Church with Rev. Stevie Waddell officiating.

Interment services followed in the family lot of the Aragon Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Craig Formby, Clay Cooper, Shane Formby, Heath Formby, Jodie Miller and Casey Jacobs.

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. Carl Raymond “Buddy” Formby.

Mr. Ingram

Mr. Billy Ray Ingram, age 70, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

He was born on Oct. 15, 1946 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, Wayne Ingram and Harold and Brenda Ingram; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Marshall Ballew and several nieces and nephews.

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

The funeral service for Mr. Billy Ray Ingram were conducted on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Wright officiating.

Interment followed in the Wimberly Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family of Mr. Ingram received family and friends on Saturday morning, Dec. 3, 2016, prior to the funeral hour at Gammage Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Steve Ingram, Patrick Ballew, Brody Byers, Tyler Bertera, Chris Bertera and Johnny Bryant.

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 Mr. Billy Ray Ingram.

Mrs. Pruitt

Mrs. Nellie Marie "Reecie" Pruitt, age 94, of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 2016.

Mrs. Pruitt was born on May 11, 1922 in Cullman, Ala., a daughter of the late Luther Laminack and the late Lee Nelson Laminack.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Hoyt, Bill and Howard Laminack; her sister, Helen Parker, her sons in law, Wayne Dawson, Kenneth Bailey and William Dewitt Ibbetson and her husband, Ivan W. Dixie Pruitt.

Mrs. Pruitt was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church and was associated with the Primitive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Pruitt is survived by her loving family her son and daughter in law, Welton and Jean Pruitt; her daughters and son in law, Wynell P. Ibbetson, Faye Dawson and Kaye and Tommy Stroupe; thirteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Marie "Reecie" Pruitt were conducted on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2016 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Patterson officiating.

Interment followed in the Mars Hill Cemetery in Cleburne County, Ala.

The Pruitt family received friends on Friday evening, Dec. 2, 2016 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pruitt's grandsons served as pallbearers and they are: Chip Bailey, Lee Pruitt, Allen Pruitt, Adam Stroupe, Dave Dawson, Seth Dawson, Benjamin Stroupe, Jason Stroupe, Joel Stroupe and Ted Dawson.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, Tenn., 38148-0142, or call 1-800-873-6983.

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 Mrs. Nellie Marie "Reecie" Pruitt.

Mr. Tinajar

Mr. Jose Felix Ortega Tinajar, age 73, of Aragon, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at his residence.

He was born in Tlaxcala, Mexico on Aug. 30, 1943, a son of the late Juan Ortega Juarez and Gerarda Tinajar Balderas.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Juana Anguino De Ortega and a brother, Jose Ortega.

Survivors include his eleven children: Juan Migyel Ortega Anguiano, Ana Elena Ortega Anguiano, Angela Ortega Anguiano, Monica Cesili Ortega Anguiano, Sonia Ortego Anguiano, Miguel Angel Ortega Anguiano, Nora Esmeralda Ortege Anguiano, Lucero Gvadalupe Ortega Anguiano, Rosio Inez Ortega Anguiano, Gabriela Ortega Anguiano and Carlos Ortega Anguiano; twenty grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and one sister Maria Ortega Tinajar.

In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Tinajar was cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date in Mexico.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mr. Jose Felix Ortega Tinajar.

Mrs. Cheatwood

Mrs. Helen Orebaugh Cheatwood, age 96, of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2016.

Helen Cheatwood was born on Oct. 1, 1920 in Cedartown, to the late William David Orebaugh and the late Nettie Mae Burton Orebaugh.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brothers, William Orebaugh and Henry Orebaugh; her sister, Mary O. Johnson; a great granddaughter, Stella Rose Davis and her husband of 68 years, William "Bill" Cheatwood Jr.

Mrs. Cheatwood was a long time member of the Anna Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church of Cedartown.

She and her husband had owned and operated Orebaugh Florist in Cedartown for well over 30 years and both were very instrumental to the Cedartown area for many years.

Mrs. Cheatwood is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Linda and Harland Moody and Dottie and David Bley; her grandchildren, Stacie Moody Baines and Donnis, Shay Moody and Laura, Donny Davis and Shannon, Derek Davis, Alex Ford and Rebecca and Mark Ford and Megan; her great grandchildren, Ben Elliott, Raegen Moody, Riley Davis, Abigail Davis, Will Davis and Gryffen Ford.

A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside and Interment services for Mrs. Helen Orebaugh Cheatwood were conducted on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Allen Carmichael officiating.

The Family received friends on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2016 prior to the service hour at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following Gentlemen served as pallbearers: Shay Moody, Alex Ford, Derek Davis, Mark Ford, Ben Elliott and Donnis Baines.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to the Anna Kresge Memorial United Methodist Church in Mrs. Cheatwoods memory.

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 Mrs. Helen Orebaugh Cheatwood.

Mr. Michael

Mr. Jonathan Leroy Michael, age 89, of Douglasville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.

He was born May 22, 1927 in Mannington, W. Va., the son of the late Mr. Jonathan Hugh Michael and the late Mrs. Nellie Kendall Michael.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II. During World War II, he was an aid to General Clark. He retired as an Aerospace Engineer for Goodyear Aerospace.

During his career he designed fuel cells for the Minuteman and Polaris Missiles. He had a love for sports, especially baseball and football.

He was a golfer and enjoyed bowling. He was a member of the Douglasville Baptist Temple.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Charlotte Brown Michael; brother, Glen Michael; and great-grandchildren, Michael Van Camp and Chase Long.

He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Raymond Rainwater of Douglasville, Charlene and Larry Johnson of Douglasville, Debra and Keith Andrews of Denver, Colo., and Marlene Van Camp of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, John Van Camp, Penelope Van Camp, Tommy Rainwater, Rustin Rainwater, Josh Johnson, Jake Johnson, Carly Gatny, and Stephanie Andrews; great-grandchildren, John Van Camp, Darrian Van Camp, Byron Van Camp, PFC Andrew Ross, Taylor Rainwater, Liberty Rainwater, Cole Rainwater, Eli Johnson, Bowen Johnson, Payton Johnson, and Braun Johnson; niece, Karen Mezzacapo; nephew, Gerard Michael

The family received friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Douglasville, Friday evening, Dec. 2, 2016.

Funeral Services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Douglasville with Pastor Neal Beard officiating. Interment followed at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

Military Honors were provided by the U.S. Army Ft. Benning Honor Guard.

Messages of condolence to the family may be sent at www.jones-wynn.com.

Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory of Douglasville was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Smith

Miss Sydney Elizabeth Smith, age 21, of Roswell, Georgia, passed away early Monday morning November 28, 2016.

She was born Oct. 2, 1995 in Atlanta, and spent her childhood in both Rome and Roswell.

She graduated from The King's Academy and loved painting and photography as hobbies. She also had a deep passion for the love and care of animals.

Ms. Smith took pride in her mission work and loved her family and friends very much.

She was preceded in death by her father, Steve Smith, and grandfather, Bobby Gene Smith.

Survivors include her mother, Micah McKoy Smith, sister, Samantha Smith, grandparents, Shelba Statham Smith Wright (Chuck) of Rockmart and Denny and Susan McKoy, aunt, Angie Smith of Rockmart, uncle, Matthew McKoy (Susan), cousin, Hudson McKoy, and numerous other cousins.

Visitation was held on Friday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Roswell, with a celebration of life service held after at the church at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all donations be made to their Go Fund Me page for a scholarship to be set up in Steve and Sydney's memory at Jacksonville State University.

Roswell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Miss Sydney Elizabeth Smith.

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

Mr. Smith

Mr. Robert Steven "Steve" Smith, age 52, of Roswell formerly of Rockmart passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 28, 2016.

He was born July 30, 1964 in Rome, and spent his childhood in Rockmart.

Mr. Smith attended Jacksonville State University (JSU) and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. He also attended Liberty Seminary.

He was a longtime boy’s youth leader and a Sunday school teacher. He was a loyal fan of Falcons football and a long time devoted fan of JSU.

Mr. Smith loved spending time with his family and was completely devoted to his loving wife and daughters.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Smith, uncles, Hoyt Statham, Bobby Statham and Billy Statham, grandparents, Sam and Lucy Statham, grandparents, Roy and Eleanor Smith, and beloved daughter, Sydney Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Micah McKoy Smith, daughter, Samantha Smith, mother, Shelba Statham Smith Wright (Chuck) of Rockmart, sister, Angie Smith of Rockmart, parents-in-law, Denny and Susan McKoy, brother-in-law, Matthew McKoy (Susan), nephew, Hudson McKoy, aunt, Betty Lundy, uncle, Frank Statham, and numerous cousins.

Visitation was held on Friday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Roswell, with a celebration of life service held at the church at 4 p.m. following.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all donations be made to their Go Fund Me page for a scholarship to be set up in Steve and Sydney's memory at JSU.

Roswell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Robert Steven “Steve" Smith.

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

Mr. Dover

Mr. Jerry C. Dover Jr., age 47, of Rockmart, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.

In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Dover was cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Jerry C. Dover Jr.

Mr. Dunn

Mr. Wesley Dwayne Dunn was born Nov. 13, 1939 and passed away at home on Nov. 26, 2016.

He graduated from Rockmart High School in 1958. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963, then worked for Norfolk Southern Railway as a locomotive engineer and retired after 40 years.

In his spare time he was an avid hunter and wood craftsman.

Mr. Dunn is preceded in death by his son Dwayne Anthony Dunn; parents Charles Wesley Dunn and Annie Lee Dunn. He is survived by his loving of close to 53 years, Linda Lee Dunn of Smyrna; daughter Kelly Lynn Dunn of Roswell; sister Jerrie Lee Thefied of Cedartown; and many brother’s and sister’s-in-law, as well as numerous extended nieces and nephews.

Mr. Dunn was an active member of Sharon Baptist Church of Smyrna.

Funeral services for Mr. Dunn were held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home with Pastor Alton Wilson officiating and Billy Ray Smith of Knoxville, Tenn., delivering the eulogy.

Family received visitors on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 prior to funeral services.

Interment services were conducted following the service in the Field of Honor at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta.

Those wishing to sign the online guestbook may do so at http://www.dignitymemorial.com/georgia-funeral-home.

Little Miss Lakira Pace

Little Miss Lakira Destiney Hope Pace, 3 1/2 month old infant daughter of Ladale Pace and Lesa Green, of Cedartown, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 following a sudden illness.

Little Miss Lakira was born on Aug. 9, 2016 in Rome and is survived by her mother, Lesa Green; her father, Ladale Pace; her sisters and brother, Taylor Green, Tariyah Murphy and Jaylon Snow; her grandmothers and grandfathers, Laura and Craig Gilchrist, Dora Pace, Ladale and Cindy Haynes and Katrina Ragland; great grandparents, Brewster and Faye Bridges and Lottie Ragland.

A number of uncles, aunts and cousins also survive.

The Funeral service for Little Miss Lakira Destiney Hope Pace was conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Harrell officiating.

The family received friends on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 prior to the funeral hour at the Litesey Funeral Home.

Little Miss Lakira was cremated following the service on Wednesday.

The family respectfully request that flowers please omitted and ask that memorial donations be made in Lakira's memory to the Polk/Haralson County CASA Program, (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), Attn: Jennifer O'Neal, 424 North Main Street, Suite 7, Cedartown, Ga., 30125.

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 Little Miss Lakira Destiney Hope Pace.

Mr. Patterson

Mr. Bryan E. Patterson passed away suddenly on Nov. 21, 2016 at the age of 47.

He was born in Duluth on March 16, 1969, to the late Lawrence E. and Mary C. Patterson of Statham.

He was the former owner of Patterson Landscape and Maintenance.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Lord and Stephens, East.

Interment followed at Athens Memory Gardens.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Hilary; children, Haley, Leigh Ana, Moira and Dawson; sister, Brittnie A. Patterson; nephew, Trenton B. Patterson; many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Lord and Stephens, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.

Visit www.lordandstephens.com to leave condolences to the family.