Obituaries

Mr. Short

Mr. W. F. Short, age 90, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday morning, March 2, 2017.

Mr. Short was born on March 27, 1926 in Cedartown, a son of the late C.B. Short and Maggie Davis Short.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mrs. Catherine Smith Short; a son, W.F. Short Jr., a daughter, Brenda Sue Short; as well as five brothers and three sisters.

He was a lifelong resident of Polk County and was retired from the Heavy Equipment Division of the Polk County Road Department.

Mr. Short had the distinction of being one of Polk County’s oldest World War II veterans, having proudly served in the United States Marine Corp.

He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church, but enjoyed attending church services at both Friendship Baptist Church and Southside Baptist Church.

Mr. Short is survived by his loving family, his daughters, Linda Ann Daniel and Annie Ruth Robinson; a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. W.F. Short were conducted on Saturday morning, March 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Joel A. Smith officiating.

Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the Brewster-Cleveland Post 86 Honor Guard of Cedartown.

Heyman Hospice Chaplain Allen Fuller also conducted committal services at graveside.

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

The following Gentlemen were asked to serve as pallbearers: Sam Short, Bubba Short, Lance Daniel, Neil Short, Bill Truett & Willie Short. Honorary Pallbearers were: Cody Short, Billy Ray Smith, Donnie Smith and Billy Short.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. W.F. Short.

Mrs. Karber

Mrs. Phyllis Karber, age 61, of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1955 in Cedartown.

She was a member of the Arrington Chapel Congregational Methodist Church of Piedmont, Alabama.

Mrs. Karber went to her forever home to join her father, Paul Karber, her mother Jo Ann Nash Gunn, her brother, Little Eddie Marshall, her grandfather, John S. Miller and her grandmother, Mamie Miller.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Christy Pilgrim and Kayla Minter, April Wood and Wayne Wood and Amy Williams and Mark Williams; her sisters, Tammy Dodd and Joy Allen; her grandchildren, Brandi Baldwin and John Baldwin, Gloria Bates and Walter Bates, Tabitha Flowers, Corey Wood, Charles Pilgrim, Haley Williams, Justin Williams, Bindee-Lou Pilgrim and Dalton Wood; her great grandson, Braydon Shelton and nieces and nephews, Dee Pyles and Wendi Pyles, Jonathan Pyles, Tabitha Dodd, Howard Dodd and Brittany Millican.

The funeral services for Phyllis Karber were conducted on Thursday afternoon, March 2, 2017 at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Bates and Rev. Jimmy Russell officiating.

Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

The following served as pallbearers: Dee Pyles, Wayne Wood, Chris Miller, Kayla Minter, Charles Pilgrim, Mark Williams and Brandon Thomas. Howard Dodd, Justin Williams, Jonathon Pyles and Randy Welchel served as honorary pallbearers.

The family of Phyllis Karber received friends on Wednesday evening, March 1, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Phyllis Karber.

Mr. Clackum

Mr. James Allen Clackum, age 51, of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Mr. Clackum was born on September 7, 1965 in Cobb County.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Clackum Sr., a nephew, Daniel Lee Clackum, and a great-niece, Emily Clackum.

Mr. Clackum was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Annie Louise Williams Clackum; his brother, Gary Lee Clackum; his sisters, Rebecca Lynn Clackum and Paula Combs; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Clackum was cremated.

A Memorial Service for James Allen Clackum was conducted on Saturday afternoon, March 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

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

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 Mr. James Allen Clackum.

Mrs. Womack

Mrs. Evelyn Nancy Holland Womack, age 98 of Hiram formerly of Rockmart passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

Mrs. Womack was born Nov. 6, 1918 in Paulding County, daughter of the late Jackson Albert Holland and the late Minnie Dunaway Holland.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Second Baptist Church of Rockmart. Mrs. Womack loved her family, church and music.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Parker Thomas Womack on Dec. 16, 1979; great-grandson, Jason Marty Harding; sister, Luci Mae Holland; and three brothers, Joe B. Holland, Sherrell Jackson Holland Mark Clay Holland.

Survivors included a daughter, Eloise W. Harding and her husband Winfred of Hiram; three grandchildren, Marty Harding, Clayton Harding and Clark Harding; four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren also survived.

Funeral services for Mrs. Womack were held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Owen (Bud) Davis, Jr. officiating.

Interment services followed in the family lot of the Hills Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The following grandsons served as pallbearers: Marty Harding, Clayton Harding and Clark Harding.

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 Mrs. Evelyn Nancy Holland Womack.

Mr. Timms

Mr. James Elbert Timms, age 82 of Felton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017..

He was born on Feb. 6, 1935 in Harrison County, the son of the late Chet Timms and Addie Brown Timms.

Mr. Timms is survived by his daughter, Jackie Timms; sons, Steve Timms (Karen) and Robert Timms; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Timms is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie Beal Timms; sons, James Timms and Billy Timms and several sisters and brothers.

In keeping with Mr. Timms’ wishes he was cremated.

A memorial service for Mr. James Elbert Timms was conducted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Pastor Charlie Timms officiating.

The family of Mr. Timms received family and friends on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 prior to the memorial service hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

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

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

The Olin L. Gammage and Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements for Mr. James Elbert Timms.

Mrs. Hulsey

Mrs. Janice Marks Hulsey, age 74 of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at her residence.

She was born on Oct. 22, 1942 a daughter of the late James Hobson Marks and the late Emma Estelle Deems Marks. She was a member of the Euharlee Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star serving as Worthy Matron in 1971.

She was a former employee of the Arrow Shirt Company for 28 years and was a retired employee of the Polk County Health Department.

Mrs. Hulsey was preceded in death by an infant son Timothy Lamar Hulsey ; and by two brothers: George Boswell Jr. and Dewey Boswell.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, William Alfred Hulsey, Rockmart; daughter Donna (Jamie) Elrod, Rockmart; grandsons, Matt (Amberly) Elrod, Rockmart and Drew (Abby) Elrod; Macon; great granddaughters: Emme Grace and Elee Ana Elrod, Rockmart and Mary Elizabeth Elrod, Macon; brother, Bobby Joe Boswell, Winder, GA; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Chambers and Rev. Colt Deems officiating, A eulogy was given by Bro. Marty Meeks. Interment followed in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Matt Elrod, Drew Elrod, Eric Craton, Max Barber, David Boswell and Adam Elrod.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Janice Marks Hulsey.

Mrs. Farmer

Ms. Ruby Irene Farmer, age 58, of Vidor Texas, and formerly of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 in Vidor Texas.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1958 in Cedartown, a daughter of the late George W. Farmer and the late Annie Laura Baker Farmer.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Edward J. Farmer.

She is survived by her sons, Robert Farmer and Jason Farmer; her daughter, Elizabeth S. Farmer; her brothers, Robert Farmer, Jack Farmer, Buddy Farmer and William Fred Farmer and her sister, Mary Jane Rodriguez.

A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

The Funeral for Ruby Irene Farmer were conducted on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home. Interment followed in the New Harmony Cemetery.

The following served as pallbearers: Chase Farmer, B. J. Farmer, Joel Farmer, Scott Wray, Jimmy Jess Ingram and Jimmy Carter.

The family of Ruby Farmer received friends on Wednesday evening, March 1, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

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 Ruby Irene Farmer.

Mr. Hernandez

Mr. Jesus Rocha-Hernandez, age 79 of Cedartown, and formerly of Mexico and Texas, passed away on Sunday evening, Feb. 26, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born on June 11, 1937 in Carranco, Villa DE Reyes, S.L.P., Mexico, the son of the late Juan Rocha and the late Aurelia Hernandez.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, his first wife, Tomasa Orta Almendarez and two sons, Froncia Rocha and Martin Rocha.

Prior to his retirement Mr. Rocha-Hernandez was employed by the CATCO, Southern Homes and Garden Company as a Nurseryman and a Landscaper. He was of the Christian faith.

Mr. Jesus Rocha-Hernandez is survived locally by his loving and devoted wife, Gail W. Rocha; his daughters, Maria Rocha and Shawna White; his grandchildren, Alan Rocha and Shawna Maria Rocha; a sister in law, Glenda Williams.

He is also survived by his other children, Jesus Rocha Jr., Josefina Rocha, Juan Rocha, Guadalupe Rocha and Manuela Rocha; his sisters, Paz Rocha, Maria Rocha, Guadalupe Rocha and Maria Rocha.

A number of other grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Rocha-Hernandez was cremated and a private interment will be held at a later date in Mexico.

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. Jesus Rocha-Hernandez.

Mrs. Sutton

Mrs. Evelyn Tibbitts Sutton, age 95 of Taylorsville passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2017.

Mrs. Sutton was born July 29, 1921 in Paulding County, daughter of the late Earl R. Tibbitts and the late Rushie Ann Walraven Tibbitts. She was a graduate of the Dallas High School Class of 1940.

Mrs. Sutton was a homemaker and a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church for 75 years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and loved her family.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse F. Sutton on May 3, 1999; step-mother, Esther Wigley Tibbitts; two sisters, Clarice Cole and Delores Brown; and a brother, Loyd Tibbitt.

Survivors included two daughters, Barbara (Glenn) Wimpy of Cartersville and Peggy (Gavin) Sneed of Dallas; three sons, Franklin (Maxine) Sutton, Ricky (Donna) Sutton and Terry Sutton all of Taylorsville; seven grandchildren, Greg (Cindy) Wimpy, Jennifer (Chris) Williams, Becki Abernathy, Kyle (Haley) Sutton, John Sutton, Amy Sutton and Josh (Carol) Sneed; nine great-grandchildren also survived.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sutton were held on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Tibbitts and Rev. Greg Wimpy officiating.

Interment services followed in the family lot of the Hills Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Kyle Sutton, Bryce Abernathy, Josh Sneed, Chris Williams, Greg Wimpy and Tim Squires.

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 Mrs. Evelyn Tibbitts Sutton.