Obituaries

Mrs. Wise

Mrs. Mary Virginia Wise, age 78, of Cartersville, and formerly of Rockmart passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2016 in a Cartersville medical center.

She was born in Mobile, Ala., on Aug. 27, 1938, a daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson Roberts and Katie Mae Carroll Roberts.

In addition of her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Wise; sister, Martha Walley and son, William C. McKinley.

Survivors include her three children: Kenneth Roberts, Aragon, Betty Brown, Aragon and James W. McKinley, Cartersville; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers: Woodrow Roberts, Jr., Earl Roberts and Charles Roberts.

Mrs. Wise was cremated and no formal services are planned at this time.

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

Mr. Davis

Mr. Johnny B. Davis, age 87, of Rockmart passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at his residence following several months of declining health.

He was born in Rockmart on Sept. 2, 1929 a son of John Davis and Flora Thomasson Davis.

Mr. Davis had lived all of his life in the Rockmart area where he was a member and Deacon of the New Prospect Baptist Church.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1951 to 1955. Mr. Davis was a member of the Daviette Masonic Lodge # 513 F. & A.M.

During his working career he was the owner and co-owner of a number of business ventures including: Davis and Zuker Sinclair Service Station, Davis Body Shop, C & D Construction and Davis Septic Service.

In 1979 he was a co-founder of the Davis-Moss Funeral Home which later became Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie Mae Davis, brothers: Jerry and Denny Davis and sister, Betty Jo Green.

He is survived by his wife, Loval Davis of Rockmart; daughter, Connie Simpson and her husband Jamie, Rockmart; step son Butch Henderson and his wife Pearl, Rockmart; four grandchildren: Kaleb Campbell, Joshua Campbell, Brooke Swan and Kyle Henderson; two great grandchildren: Lucas Swan and Konnor Swan; sister, Jeanne Roebuck, Sugar Hill; step daughter, Jane Blankenship, Rockmart; two step sons: Louie Clemons, Rockmart and James Clemons, Rockmart.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Purser and Rev. Dr. Larry Davis officiating. Mr. Jamie Simpson delivered a eulogy.

Interment followed in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with Brown-Wright Post # 12 Honor Guard providing military graveside honors and the West Georgia Masonic Memorial Club providing masonic graveside rites.

Pallbearers included: Charles “Ju” McCown, Jim Swegar, Barry Davis, Ken Adams, Kendal Adams and Terry Baker. Honorary pallbearers included Earl Deaton and Deacons of New Prospect Baptist Church.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Johnny B. Davis

Mr. Thompson

Mr. Robert Leon Thompson, age 84, of Rockmart, passed away on Wednesday morning, Jan. 4, 2017.

Mr. Thompson was born on Jan. 17, 1932 in Jacksonville, Ill.

He was a Veteran proudly serving in the United States Army, a dedicated volunteer fire fighter for over 20 years and was stationed at the Aragon Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Thompson had worked for Eastern Air Lines as a flight mechanic and retired following fifty years of professional and dedicated service.

He is survived by his daughters, Melissa Thompson and Lillian Thompson; his son, Michael Thompson; his brother, Gene Thompson; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

In keeping with Mr. Thompson’s wishes, he was cremated.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Robert Leon Thompson.

Mr. Blankenship

Mr. Paul William Blankenship, age 79, of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, 2017 following an extended illness.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1937 in Polk County, the son of Charlie Van Blankenship and Emma Cole Blankenship.

He had worked for the Newark Paper Board and retired as a supervisor following many years of service.

Mr. Blankenship was of the Baptist faith and was a ordained deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Van and Emma Cole Blankenship; sisters, Charlene King and Shelby Millican; a son in law, Johnny Maddox and his wife of fifty two years, Pansy J. Blankenship.

Paul Blankenship is survived by his daughters and sons in law, Paulette and David Beck, Tammy and Michael Hall, Nanette Combs and Emily Smith; his brothers in law, Edward Millican and Yogi Lorren; a sister in law, Judy Fincher; his grandchildren, Tommy Brown, Madison Combs, Shree Beck, Jamie Brand, Misha Carnes and Karen Cline; his great grandchildren, Jayden and Noah Smith, Thomas Vines, Lexi Rhinehart, Christopher and Caleb Keane. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services for Paul William Blankenship were conducted on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Harrell and Rev. Jeff Hulsey officiating.

Interment followed in the Antioch Cemetery.

The following Gentlemen served as pallbearers: Kyle Blankenship, William “Junior” Blankenship, Eddie Britt, Doug Blake, Randy Stephens, Perry Weaver, Terry Brand and Justin Brand. Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

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 Paul William Blankenship.

Mr. Browning

Mr. Edward “Ed” Franklin Browning, Age 79 of Washington, NC formerly of Valdosta and Griffin, passed away Jan. 3, 2017, after an extended battle of Alzheimer’s.

He was born Nov. 5, 1937 in Bremen, GA, son of the late Lucille Wood Browning and James Carl Browning. He was a graduate of Rockmart High School, attended Tennessee Tech and served in the US Army.

He retired with 16 years of service as a purchasing agent from ITT Thompson Industries and was a member of the Harvest Church in Washington, N.C.

Mr. Browning was preceded in the recent death of his daughter and son-in-law, Candy and Chuck Ritzen; brother, Cecil Browning; and sister, Doris Myers.

Mr. Browning was survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Watson Browning of Washington, NC; two daughters, Sara Browning Covey and Bruce and Amanda Browning Woods of Cartersville; four grandchildren, Hank Woods, Catherine Castleberry and Michael, Anna Woods and Davis Carlton; two great-grandchildren, Kamdyn Woods and Mia Castleberry; brother-in-law, Ed Watson and Tonna; a number of nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Gigi also survived.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family requests those wishing to do so, may make memorial donations to the Alzeheimer’s Association of N.C. or Harvest Church, 2020 W.15th Street, Washington, N.C. 27889 in memory of Mr. Browning.

Memorial service arrangements were provided by Sawyer Funeral Home of Washington, N.C.

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

Mr. Jeffers

Mr. Ray Bonner Jeffers, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, 2017 following an extended illness.

Mr. Jeffers was born on April 13, 1935 in Haralson County, a son of Mr. Chalmels Jeffers and Mrs. Pauline Bonner Jeffers.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Jeffers had been employed by the H. E. Hennigh Company. He retired as Vice President following a long and successful career.

Mr. Jeffers had been a active member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown for many years where he had served as a former Deacon and he also had taught the Youth 1 Sunday School Class for forty years. He was a active member of the Cedar Valley Field Trail Club and had served in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his father, Chalmels Jeffers, his mother, Pauline Bonner Jeffers, sisters, Reba Bowen and Ann Floyd; and brothers, Denny Jeffers and Jerry M. Jeffers and a grandson, Colby Corn.

Mr. Jeffers is survived by his loving wife, Reba Moody Jeffers; his son and daughter in law, Jay and Michelle Jeffers; his daughter and son in law, Jennifer and John Smith; his grandchildren Levi Byrd, Zak Jeffers, Kalb Jeffers, Jaylin Smith, Enzo Smith and Kelsey Caswell; great grandchildren, Andrew Caswell and Brantley Caswell. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services for Mr. Ray Bonner Jeffers were conducted on Friday morning, Jan. 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church of Cedartown with Rev. Wayne Benefield and Dr. David Taylor officiating.

Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens.

The Jeffers family received friends on Thursday evening, Jan. 5, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

Pallbearers included Mike McGinnis, Ken Jeffers, Levi Byrd, Tommy Floyd, Miles Bowen and John McNally. Past and Present members of the Youth 1 Sunday School Class served as Honorary Pallbearers.

The family ask that flowers please be omitted and memorial donations be made in Mr. Jeffers memory to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

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. Ray Bonner Jeffers.

Mr. Godfrey

Coach Corey Wayne Godfrey, age 36 of Cartersville formerly of Rockmart and Screven County passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, 2017.

Mr. Godfrey was born June 23, 1980 in Rome, son of Michael Wayne Godfrey and Charlotte Robinson Godfrey. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cartersville and a graduate of the Screven County High School Class of 1998.

He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Technology Education in 2003 from Georgia Southern University and in 2008 earned a Master’s degree in Technology from Lesley University.

He recently received an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Berry College.

After moving back to Rockmart in 1998, his educational career started at Rome Middle School where he served two years as the technology teacher and coach.

For nine years, he was the Engineering and Technology teacher, football and track coach, yearbook advisor and served on other various committees for Rockmart High School.

From 2014 until 2016, he was assistant principal at Cedartown Middle School and was currently serving as one of the assistant principals at Rockmart High School and the Polk County College and Career Academy.

Mr. Godfrey was also a member of the Aragon Davitte Masonic Lodge No. 513.

He was accomplished at sports and coaching. Mr. Godfrey was a strong dedicated individual who loved God and was passionate about being a good role model to those he taught.

Survivors included his wife, Christy Carlisle Godfrey of Cartersville to whom he was married June 12, 2004; daughter, Carlisle Hope Godfrey and son, Canaan Wayne Godfrey both of Cartersville; parents, Michael and Charlotte Godfrey of Rockmart; brother, Craig (Katie) Godfrey and niece, Anna of Cartersville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Randy and Joy Carlisle of Kennesaw; grandparents, Donald and Dorothy Godfrey and Earl Dean and Myrtice Robinson all of Aragon, Nancy L. Smith of Cartersville, Jim and Dyris Cardell of Hendersonville, Tennessee and Gene and Nellie Carlisle of Marietta; and a brother-in-law, Jonathan Carlisle.

Funeral services for Mr. Godfrey were held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Cartersville with Rev. Jeremy Morton and Rev. Adam Elrod officiating.

Eulogies were given by Coach Dan Duff and Dr. Jeff Straub.

Interment services followed in the family lot of the Aragon Cemetery with the West Georgia Masonic Memorial Club in charge of masonic graveside rites.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Craig Godfrey, Jonathan Carlisle, Matthew Wilson, Mike Wilson, Shane Eubanks, Brian Millsap, Dan Duff and Barry Williams.

Coaches serving as honorary pallbearers: Joe McCoy, Kent Mathis, Archie Scott, Chuck Thaxton, Doug Mullican, Courtney Hammock, Levi Wigley, Jimmy Easterwood, David Odom, Danny Wiseman, Donnie Brown, Randall Chupp, Adam Blalock, Tivris Dixon, Phil Wood, Charles Smith and the RHS coaching staff.

The family has requested memorial contributions be made in memory of Coach Godfrey for his children at www.gofundme.com/the-godfrey-family.

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

Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral services for Mr. Corey Wayne Godfrey.

Mr. Cosby

Mr. Ricky Phillip Cosby, age 61 of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday, Jan., 3, 2017.

He was born on April 13, 1955 in Cedartown.

Mr. Cosby is survived by his mother, Betty Ruth Patterson Cosby; daughters, Amy O’Neal (Dan) and Angela Maiden (Wayne); sisters, Charlene Cofield (Rusty) and Linda Jones; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cosby is preceded in death by his father, Johnny Lee Cosby, II; brother, Johnny Lee Cosby, III (Buddy) and two grandsons.

In keeping with Mr. Cosby’s wishes, he was cremated. A memorial service for Mr. Ricky Phillip Cosby was conducted on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Jan Stanley officiating.

The family of Mr. Cosby received family and friends on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 prior to the memorial service hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

Mr. Danny Mathis “Stacks” served as a honorary pallbearer.

The family has respectfully requested that flowers are to be omitted and donations can be made to the family to help with the funeral expenses.

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. Ricky Phillip Cosby.

Mrs. Hittle

Mrs. Betty Ruth Hittle, age 85, of Aragon, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in a Cedartown nursing center.

She was born in Rockmart on June 3, 1931, a daughter of the late Dewey E. Nolan and Marchie Buchanan Nolan.

Mrs. Hittle had lived for a number of years in California before returning to Rockmart in 1983.

She was a member of the Lake View Baptist Church since 1987. Mrs. Hittle had worked as a hairdresser and most recently worked for the Cobb County School System retiring in 1994.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Hittle on Nov. 16, 1995; by two brothers: T.N. Nolan and Billy Nolan; by a sister, Lois Brown; and a nephew, Howell Brown.

Survivors include two nieces: Jo Anne Deems and Marchie Smith; nephews: Tommy Nolan, Jimmy Brown and Gordon Rogers; two great nephews who she considered her grandsons also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the Lake View Baptist Church with Revs. Johnny Sisson, Billy Chambers and Eddy Hughes officiating, Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Shane Elrod, Justin Elrod, Tommy Nolan, Anthony Bowman, Kain Hammonds, Brandon Hammonds, James E. Brown and Tyler Brown.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Betty Ruth Hittle.

Mrs. McDonald

Mrs. Sarah Grace McDonald, age 102, of Cedartown passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 at her residence.

She was born in Rockmart on Oct. 14, 1914 a daughter of William Joseph Harrison and Darthula Waddle Harrison. Mrs. McDonald had lived all of her life in Polk County moving from Rockmart to Cedartown in 1946.

She was the oldest living member of the Second Baptist Church of Cedartown and a member of the Friendship Bible Class. While her health permitted she enjoyed spending time at the Senior Citizens Center of Cedartown.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Edward McDonald; infant son Fred McDonald; daughter Carol McDonald; son Jerry McDonald and seven brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Anne Branch, Cedartown and Mrs. Linda Walley and her husband Chuck, Birmingham, Ala.; special daughter-in-law, Mrs. Marion McDonald, Cedartown; sister, Mrs. Virginia Tabb, Albany; four grandsons; eleven great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with her son in law, Mr. Chuck Walley officiating. Eulogies were given by grandsons Craig and Ryan. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Grace McDonald.

Ms. Ponder

Ms. Myrtle Hicks Ponder, age 69, of Rome and formerly of Cedartown, passed away suddenly on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.

Myrtle Ponder was born on July 15, 1947 in Seneca, S.C., the daughter of Mr. Lewis Hicks and Mrs. Elise Cobb Hicks.

She had worked in the healthcare field as a private sitter. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elise Cobb Hicks; a daughter, Anita Wheeler Dempsey and her son, Jeff Wheeler.

Myrtle Hicks Ponder is survived by her daughter, Jill Wheeler Shooks; her daughter and son in law, Candyce and Jeremy Isabell; her brothers and sisters in law, Olin and Christy Hicks and Anthony and Becky Hicks; her grandchildren, Shantel Shooks, Brandi Shooks, Morgan Isabell, Mason Isabell and Hope Dempsey. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

In keeping with her wishes, her body will be cremated.

The Memorial Service for Myrtle Hicks Ponder was conducted on Friday evening, Jan. 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. from the Calvary Assembly of God with Rev. Randy Vines and Dr. Jerry Buttrum officiating.

The family received friends on Friday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2017 prior to the service hour at the Calvary Assembly of God.

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 Ms. Myrtle Hicks Ponder.

Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Sara Joyce Clark Brown, affectionately known by many as Moo Moo, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, Jan. 2, 2017 with her loving family at her side.

Mrs. Brown was born on April 24, 1935 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of the late Ralph Thomas Clark Sr. and Jimmie Lou Hall Clark.

She was a native of Cedartown and loved her community. Mrs. Brown retired following a 30 year career with the State of Georgia, Department Family and Children Services, as a Social Worker.

Her service to her community, however, did not stop there. In 2003 she began a secondary career as a Bailiff with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, working in the court’s system, where she served until her recent illness.

A devoted Christian, she was a proud member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown. She was a longtime Sunday School Teacher of various age groups, and most recently in the Ruth Sunday School Class.

She was a member of the W.M.U., a Leader in the Church’s Prayer Chain, a member of the Church Choir for many years and loved volunteering at the First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center. She previously volunteered at Polk Medical Center for many years where she was recognized as Volunteer of the year.

Mrs. Brown was a member of the Polk Historical Society, an active member of the Polk County Republican Party and had enjoyed serving as a Elections Poll supervisor.

She had a vivid outlook on life and enjoyed her own special brand of fun. Mrs. Brown was a proud member of the Charming Red Hatters and was a longtime member of the “Jimmie Lou Hand and Foot Card Club.”

She loved her friends, her church family, but most of all adored and cherished her family, who was the center of her life.

Sara is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Laura Kelley and husband Rev. Doyle Kelley and Barbara Cooper and husband Dr. Gayland Cooper; her brother and sister-in-law, Tom Clark Jr. and wife Freddie Clark; her grandchildren, State Representative Trey Kelley and wife Amy Kelley, Lee Kelley and his fiance’ Rachel Reid and Matt Kelley; nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sara Joyce Brown were conducted on Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Doyle Kelley and the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.

Mr. Trey Kelley delivered a eulogy.

Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens.

The family received friends on Wednesday evening, Jan. 4, 2016 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following Gentlemen were asked to serve as pallbearers: Judge Michael Murphy, Judge Richard Sutton, Sheriff Johnny Moats, Chief Deputy Jonathan Blackmon, Mr. Tommy Floyd, Mr. Glenn Frazier, Mr. Fred Smith and Mr. Ken Rowell.

Members of the Ruth Sunday School Class and members of the “Jimmie Lou Hand and Foot Card Club” were asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

The family respectfully requests that flowers please be omitted and memorial contributions be made in her memory to: American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or the First Baptist Church of Cedartown.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Sara Joyce Clark Brown.

Mr. Rangel

Mr. Celso G. Rangel, age 91 of Cedartown, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.

He was born on June 20, 1925 in Acuitzio del Canje, Michoacan, the son of the late Jesus Rangel and Maria Gomez.

Mr. Rangel is survived by his sons, Florencio Rangel, Onorato Rangel, Celso Rangel and Juan Rangel; daughters, Estela Rangel, Alejandra Rangel, Aurora Rangel, Eva Rangel, Barbara Rangel and Sabina Rangel; sisters, Erlinda Rangel and Berta Rangel; 25 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 step-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Rangel is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ofelia Velazquez; brothers, Manuel Rangel and Refujio Rangel and sisters, Prodijios Rangel.

In keeping with Mr. Celso G. Rangel wishes’ he will be buried back home in Mexico.

The family of Mr. Rangel received family and friends on Friday evening, Jan. 6, 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 Mr. Celso G. Rangel.

Dr. Davis

Dr. James Nathaniel Davis, Jr., age 91, of Rome, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 at a Rome Health facility.

He was born in Dierks, Ark., on May 12, 1925 a son of James N. Davis and Helen Henry Davis.

Dr. Davis was a World War II Veteran, starting in the Army Air Corp and later the Air Force, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel. He earned his PhD from the University of Arizona and taught at University of Arizona, Harding University, University of Mississippi, Texas A & I, Southwestern College, Northwestern State, Point Park College and Shorter College.

Dr. Davis co-founded the University Christian Student Center at University of Mississippi, along with Dr. Douglas Shields. He was a long-time member of the church of Christ, serving as an elder for several congregations.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Bonnette Davis to whom he was married on Dec. 9, 1945, and his second wife Margaret Rogers Davis to whom he was married on June 28, 1996.

Surviving are: one daughter - Mrs. Patricia Russell and husband Dee; three sons - Mr. James N. Davis III and wife Lorna, Mr. David L. Davis, and Mr. William Barry Davis and wife Sonya. Grandchildren include: Stefanie Russell Taylor (Christian), Brian T. Russell (Charity), James N. Davis IV (Jennifer), MacKenzie H. Davis (Carol), William Eric Davis (Amy) and Zachary H. Davis. Five great-grandchildren also survive: Walker A. Russell, Wade B. Russell, Lorna Davis, James N. Davis V, and Riley K. Davis.

Per Dr. Davis’ request, there will be no memorial service.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Dr. James Nathaniel Davis Jr.

Mr. Tinney

Mr. John Edwin “Ed” Tinney, age 77, of Piedmont, Ala., passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born in Trion on April 6, 1939 a son of the late John H. Tinney and Lena McDonald Tinney.

Mr. Tinney had made his home in Alabama since 2001 moving there from Dallas, where he had lived since 1942. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1957 to 1962.

Mr. Tinney enjoyed electronics and took a great deal of pleasure in repairing anything electrical.

He had been a licensed Ham Operator since the age of twelve and was a licensed aircraft pilot.

He retired as a Communications Maintainer with the Norfolk Southern Railroad following thirty two years of service.

Mr. Tinney was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Tinney, Piedmont, Ala., to whom he was married on Dec. 29, 1962; three sons: Mike Tinney and Mark Tinney both of Piedmont, Ala., and Tim Tinney, Carrollton; nine grandchildren: three great grandchildren; two sisters: Evelyn Adams and Ellen Fincher both of Dallas, GA.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at noon in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Minister Alan Webster officiating. Interment will follow in the Howell Cemetery in Trion, with full military honors.

Pallbearers included Tim Tinney, Vic Tinney, Casey Camp, Ridge Andrews, Danny Murdock and Steven Woods.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the St .Jude Children’s Research Hospital using the line below.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. John Edwin “Ed” Tinney.

Mrs. Clark

Mrs. Jeannette Clark, age 85, of Rockmart, passed away at her residence on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 following a lengthy illness.

She was born in the Burnt Hickory Community of Paulding County on July 28, 1931, a daughter of the late Robert Lee Ferguson and Ruby Arizona Burt Ferguson.

Mrs. Clark had lived the greater part of her life in Rockmart where she was a homemaker and a member of the Morning View Baptist Church.

She enjoyed cooking, working in her yard, gardening and taking care of her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Leroy Clark on May 15, 1993 and by two sisters: JoAnn Barrett and Ava Lee Irwin.

She is survived by six children: Ricky Clark, Rockmart, Rita Faulkner (Scott), Orlando, Fla., Darleen Clark, Rockmart, Lisa Clark, Mineral Bluff, Jan Waters (Steve), Aragon, and Michael Clark and his fiance Jennifer Chambless, Euharlee; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, James Ferguson (Bonnie), Dallas; sister, Evelyn Lenhart, Cedartown and sister-in-law Dorothy Weaver (Junior), Rockmart.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Chaplain George Nix, Rev. Owen “Bud” Davis and Rev. Jeff Hulsey officiating.

Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens with Rev. Donald Lester officiating.

Grandsons served as pallbearers and included: David, Stephan and Matthew Faulkner, Tyler Clark, Josh Evans and Chris Holland. James Ferguson and Matthew Hulsey served as honorary pallbearers.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Jeanette Clark.

Mrs. Landrum

Mrs. Anne Odom Landrum, loving known as “Miss Belle,” age 94 passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.

She was born in the Fish Creek community on Aug. 13, 1922, a daughter of the late George and Madge Odom. She lived most of her life in Cedartown.

Mrs. Landrum proudly served her country in the United States Navy as a librarian. She became a Christian in 1946 and became a member of the Second Baptist Church of Cedartown in 1947.

The church was blessed to have her as a faithful dedicated member serving as secretary of the WMU for over 50 years as well as a Sunday School teacher for over 30 years. She also loved to sing in the choir.

Mrs. Landrum was a retiree from the Goodyear Mill in Cedartown with 25 years of service.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Landrum; brothers: George Odom Jr., Joe Odom, and Olin Odom; sisters: Frances Johnson, Jean Sutton, Mary Huff and Millie McDonald.

She is survived by her daughters and son in law, Julia Dobbs and Jane and Danny Brown; grandchildren: Randy and Michelle Dobbs, Hannah and Joe Colquitt III, Danya and Danny Herbermann; great grandchildren: Tyler Dobbs, Haven Dobbs, Harrison Colquitt, Jacob Herbermann and Taylor Sellers; sister, Joan and Cyress Wayne Biggers and several special nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service for Mrs. Anne Odom Landrum was held on Monday Jan. 2, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church of Cedartown with Dr. Larry Conner and Rev. Bill Heaton officiating.

The family has requested that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions be made to the building fund at Second Baptist Church

Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Grady McDonald officiating.

The American Legion Brewster - Cleveland Post #86 Honor Guard provided military honors.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Randy Dobbs, Tyler Dobbs, Joe Colquitt III, Kermit Landrum, Roger Landrum and Steve Landrum.

Honorary pallbearers included Mr. Joe Dyer and the Ladies One Sunday School Class.

Visit www.smithmillerfh.com to leave a personal condolence or sign the online guestbook.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Anne Odom Landrum “Miss Belle.”

Ms. Davis

Miss. Katelyn N. Davis, age 12 of Cedartown, passed away on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.

She was born on Feb. 20, 2004 in Rome.

Miss. Katelyn is survived by her mother, Tammy M. Parish Rogers; father, Matthew Reed Davis; sister, Abbigail Rogers; brother, A.J. Rogers; several extended family members also survive.

The funeral arrangements for Katelyn were conducted on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Pastor Ricky Blythe officiating.

Interment followed in the New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family of Ms. Davis received family and friends on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 prior to the funeral hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Richard Cheatwood, Hunter Finley, Jason Lowrey and Patrick Parish.

The family has respectfully requested that flowers are to be omitted and donations can be made to the funeral home to help the family with the funeral expenses.

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 Miss. Katelyn N. Davis.

Ms. Wood

Ms. Rachael Carter Wood passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

She was a native of Cedartown, having moved to Carrollton in 1963.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jesse D. and Iris Swafford Carter and a brother, Robert Carter.

Ms. Wood was employed for a number of years by Peek Hightower Lumber and Supply Co. She was a former member of Cedartown First Baptist Church.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton.

At Ms. Wood’s request, memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, should be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Journey of Faith or Music Ministry.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com.

Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements.