Ms. Russell

Ms. Betty Russell, 61, of Cave Spring, died Friday afternoon, May 19, 2017, in a Rome health care facility following an extended illness.

Ms. Russell was born in Rome on Oct. 23, 1955, the daughter of the late Earl Russell and the late Rosa Lee Studdard Russell.

She was a graduate of the Cave Spring High School and attended the Floyd Junior College.

For a number of years, Ms. Russell coached several girls’ basketball teams from Cave Spring in the Rome-Floyd County Recreational League.

Ms. Russell was formerly associated with the Rome Answering Service, and prior to ill health with the Kangaroo Convenience Store Company. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring.

Ms. Russell is survived by her sister, Mrs. Martha Jo Brumit of Cave Spring, by 3 nieces, Angela Ford, Lesa Brumit, and Jennifer Lewis; by 3 great-nieces, Brittany Puckett, Ashlee Sharpe, and Chelsea Eubanks, and by 3 great-nephews, Brandon Slaton, Shane Slaton, and Kameron Nichols.

Two great-great nieces, Danielle Slaton and Bailey Slaton, and two great-great nephews, Richard Slaton and Gavin Puckett also survive.

Funeral services for Ms. Russell were held Sunday afternoon, May 21, 2017, at 4 p.m. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel with Rev. Ben Clements officiating.

Interment followed in the family lot of the Cave Spring Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Ray Gresham, Doug Russell, Jeff Beegle, Kenneth Beegle, and Jimmy Beegle.

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel were in charge of the arrangements for Ms. Russell.

Mrs. White

Mrs. Julia Robinson White, age 98 of Douglasville, formerly of New, passed away Friday morning, May 19, 2017.

Mrs. White was born Feb. 15, 1919 in Rockmart, daughter of the late Mose M. Robinson and the late Mamie Womack Robinson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the New Georgia Baptist Church of Villa Rica.

Mrs. White enjoyed sewing and working in her garden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Glenn White on Jan. 26, 2016; four sisters, Hazel Baggett, Lois Weeks, Cora Lee Robinson and Ruth Robinson; and two brothers, Starling Robinson and Milton Robinson.

Survivors included a son, Tim L. White and his wife Bonnie of Temple; grandson, Shaun Timothy White; numerous nieces and nephews also survived.

Funeral services for Mrs. White were held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Stell officiating.

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

Please visit the website at to extend your personal condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral service for Mrs. Julia Robinson White.

Mrs. Gamble

Mrs. Nelouise B. Gamble, age 75, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her residence.

She was born in Bartow on Aug. 15, 1941 a daughter of the late Tular M. Brown and Ola Bell Mixon Brown.

Mrs. Gamble had lived most of her life in the Atlanta area moving to Taylorsville thirteen years ago. She was a member of the Morning View Baptist Church of Rockmart and was employed by Walmart in Hiram for the past eighteen years. Mrs. Gamble loved being outside working with her flowers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Gamble, on Dec. 4, 2000 and by a brother, Alfred Lanier Brown.

Survivors include two daughters: Martha Allen (Wayne), Taylorsville and Jeanette Allen (Bo), Taylorsville; son, James Gamble, Morrilton, Arkansas; seven grandchildren: John Thornton, Nicholas Delano, Justin Allen, Brandon Allen, Jackson Gamble, Morgan Gamble and Clayton Gamble.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Morning View Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Hulsey officiating.

Interment followed at 3 p.m. in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of College Park.

Pallbearers included: Justin Allen, Nicholas Delano, Brandon Allen, Doug Gage, John Thornton and Bo Allen.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Nelouise B. Gamble.

Ms. Myers

Ms. Betty Jane Wilson Myers, age 61, of Tallapoosa passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Ms. Myers was born in Atlanta, on April 1, 1956, the daughter of the late James Eugene Wilson and the late Beatrice Price Wilson.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Tabitha Whitmore; four brothers, Lamar Hicks, Calvin Wilson, Bobby Wilson and Raymond Elliott.

Survivors include one daughter, Gina Myers of Tallapoosa; one son, Shane Myers of Tallapoosa; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Sandee Elliott of Tallapoosa, Shirley and Buddy Farmer of Buchanan, Wanda and Ricky Cook of Cedartown, and Elaine Wilson and Tommy Baggett of Tallapoosa; four brothers, and three sisters-in-law, Jessie and Sue Wilson, and James and Beth Wilson all of Tallapoosa, Rex Wilson of Cedartown, and Joel and Tonya Wilson of Bremen; seven grandchildren, Jordan Myers, Tyler Myers, Kyndal Wigley, Blade Wigley, Kyly Myers, Lexie Myers and Jameson Myers; three great grandchildren, Adalynn Myers, Ollie Myers and Gabriel Myers; and a number of other relatives.

Memorial services were conducted Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2 p.m. from Emmanuel Baptist Church in Tallapoosa with Rev. Barry Taylor officiating.

The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday evening, May 18, 2017.

In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, she was cremated following the viewing and visitation on Thursday evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.

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Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel and Crematory of Buchanan is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Chastain

Mr. Scotty Chastain, age 58, of Texas and formerly of Cedartown and Polk County, passed away peacefully in Memphis, Texas, near his loving daughter, Jamie on Wednesday morning, May 17, 2017,

He was born on July 16, 1958 in Cedartown.

Mr. Chastain was proud to be a member of a large family of siblings. Having strong spiritual beliefs and being of the Pentecostal faith, Scotty’s desire was to serve his fellow man.

A longtime servant in the funeral industry, he went on to establish Chastain’s Professional Services, a company which provided much needed secondary support to funeral directors, coroner’s and forensic specialists across the southeastern United States.

From death calls, to pick up and removals, to airport and Crime Lab trips and even Embalming services, Mr. Chastain built his dream, that being his own business and one that helped the very people that he served.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Jamie Chastain; a great number of loving siblings, nieces, nephews and a huge number of friends and professional colleagues.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Scotty Chastain was conducted on Monday morning, May 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. from the Memphis United Pentecostal Church in Memphis, Texas.

A Graveside and Interment service will be held in the Chastain family lot in Cedartown at a later date and time.

Memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Chastain’s memory to: The Memphis United Pentecostal Church, 815 Bradford Street, Memphis, Texas, 79245.

We invite you to visit our memorial web site at to extend your personal condolences to the Chastain family and to sign the online guest book.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the Cedartown arrangements for Mr. Scotty Chastain.

Mr. Alexander

Mr. Bobby Eugene Alexander age 84 of Cedartown, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017.

He was born Nov. 30, 1932 in Cedartown to the late Luther Clyde and Dera Jane Burham Alexander.

Mr. Alexander was a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church.

He also served on the Cedartown City Commission for 32 years and was chairman for the board six times. He served as a member of the Polk County Health Board, chairman for 26 years for the Cedartown Christmas Parade, Life Member of the Cedartown Optimist Club, and member of the Relay for life to fight cancer.

Mr. Alexander was employed as a funeral director and general manager at Lester Litesey Funeral home for over 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother J. W. Alexander.

Surviving are his wife Joanne Ledbetter Alexander, Daughter and Son in law Cindy and Terry McKelvey, his granddaughter Madison McKelvey, and his brother Larry Alexander, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Bobby Eugene Alexander were conducted Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral Home, with Rev. Danny Tucker officiating.

Interment followed in the North View Cemetery with Rev. Joey Martin.

Pallbearers were Trey Litesey, Tony Brazier, Brad Shelton, Sonny Alexander, Frank Hilyer and John Bedford.

Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Cedartown Optimist Club and the Employees of the City of Cedartown.

The family has asked that flowers please be omitted and donation made to the Relay for life P.O. Box 814 Livingston, Texas, 77351.

Condolences can be made to the family by visiting and sign the online book.

The Lester Litesey Funeral Home had charge of the services for Bobby Eugene Alexander

Mr. Woods

Mr. Jerry Wayne Woods, age 66 of Pell City, Ala., passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017.

He was born on Oct. 14, 1950, the son of the late Charlie and Clara Woods.

Mr. Woods is survived by his wife, Diana Woods; daughters, Jada Wane (Doug) Brownfield and Eva (Mark) Hildebrant; son, Jarod L. Woods; grandchildren, Paige Brownfield, Anna Brownfield, Clayton Hildebrant, Collin Hildebrant and Garrison Hildebrant; brothers, Roy (Carol) Woods, Douglas (Bessie) Woods, Frankie (Susan) Woods and sisters, Charlotte Kilgore and Sandra (Eddie) Goss.

Mr. Woods is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ray Woods.

A graveside service for Mr. Jerry Wayne Woods was conducted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating and Mr. Ken Woods giving the eulogy.

Full Military Rites were conducted by the Brewster-Cleveland American Legion Honor Guard Post #86.

The family of Mr. Woods will receive family and friends on Wednesday evening, May 17, 2017 at Kilgroe Funeral Home, 2219 Second Avenue, Pell City, Ala., 35125.

The family has requested that flowers are to be omitted and donations can donations may be made to the Robert L. Howard State Veteran’s Home, 7054 Veterans Parkway, Pell City, Ala., 35125, or the Animal Shelter of Pell City, 1071 Airport Road, Pell City, Ala., 35128.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Terry Patterson, Jason Ruff, Jerry Palmer, Randy McElwee, Ken Woods and James Pittman.

Messages of condolence can be made to the family by visiting either website at or

The Kilgroe Funeral Home of Pell City and The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home of Cedartown handled the arrangements for Mr. Jerry Wayne Woods.

Mrs. Millican

Mrs. Rebecca (Becky) Millican, age 67, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 following an extended illness.

Mrs. Millican was born on Oct. 25, 1949 in Cedartown to the late Jesse and Ruby Weaver Clements.

She was retired from Allstate Insurance Company after more than 30 years of distinguished service.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law Jerry Bowen.

Surviving are, her loving husband of 28 years, Mr. Kent Millican, her children Shay Harrell and Jolee Harrell Gray, her daughter-in-law Tina Harrell, her son-in-law Davy Gray, her sister, Barbara Bowen, her Grandchildren, Ben and Zella Harrell, Ramplee Colbert, and Bex Gray.

A memorial service for Mrs. Millican was conducted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5 p.m. from the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Cedartown, with Dr. David Taylor and the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.

Matt Weaver delivered the eulogy. The Family received friends prior to the memorial service.

The Family has respectfully requested to please omit flowers and make memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, 101 N. College St., Cedartown, Ga., 30125.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Rebecca (Becky) Millican.

Mr. Holley

Mr. Marion Olin Holley, 76, of Rockmart, passed away suddenly Monday, May 8, 2017 at his residence.

He was born in Rockmart, on Oct. 11, 1940, a son of the late Adam Hilton Holley Sr. and the late Rosie Cole Holley.

Mr. Holley had lived the greater part of his life in Rockmart where he was a 1959 graduate of Rockmart High School excelling in athletics.

He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served as an aircraft mechanic. After leaving the military, he worked for Hangar One in the Atlanta area followed by employment with Rome Plow Company and Murata.

He loved to farm and for several years operated Holley Hay Farm. He enjoyed gardening, attending auctions, eating out where he could socialize with friends, and spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Gail Howell Holley in 1987; his second wife, Diane Holley in 2008; and his brother, Adam H. “Sonny” Holley, Jr. in 2008.

Survivors include his four children: Jonathan Holley and his wife Tammy, Rockmart, Suzanne Payne and her husband Michael, Cedartown, Dawn H. Austin and her husband Jeffrey, Rockmart and Gary Allan Holley and his wife Kerri, Rockmart; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and his caregiver Christie Gay.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Davis officiating.

Interment followed in the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Michael Worthington, Scott Mears, Alan Dean, Gary Crane, Danny Bailey, Roy Lee Crumley, Kenneth Fuller and Howard “Snowball” Rogers.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Marion Olin Holley.