Obituaries

Mrs. Bowden

Mrs. Juanita G. Bowden, age 93, of Cedartown, Ga., passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

She was born on June 3, 1923 in Buchanan, daughter of the late Ralph and Gertrude Head Griffith.

Mrs. Bowden was retired from the Cotton States Insurance Corporation. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cedartown.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ed Meadows Bowden, along with her brothers, Pete, Don, Kenneth, James and Harold Griffith.

She is survived by her loving family, her son and daughter in law, David and Judy Bowden; her grandson, Sean Bowden, her step grandchildren, Daniel Bentley and Joel Bentley, her step great grandchildren, Elijah Bentley, Ethan Bentley, Gwynn Bentley and Alayna Bentley; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita G. Bowden were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, May 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the graveside in the Northview Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Broome officiating.

The family received friends on Tuesday afternoon, May 9, 2017 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Juanita G. Bowden.

Mrs. McEver

Mrs. Thelma Wallace McEver, 85, lifelong resident of Cave Spring, died Friday morning, May 5, 2017, in a Rome care center following an extended illness.

Mrs. McEver was born in Cave Spring on May 7, 1931, a daughter of the late James Irvin Wallace Sr., and the late Cora Lee Blankenship Wallace, and was a 1948 graduate of the Cave Spring High School.

She was married to James Howard McEver on May 16, 1948, and was preceded in death by him on Dec. 9, 1990.

Mrs. McEver was a member of the South Broad United Methodist Church and was former member of the Vann’s Valley United Methodist Church, and had served as the pianist and organist at both churches as well as several other churches through the years.

Mrs. McEver was a long time Bookmobile Lady with Sara Hightower Regional Library, and retired from the Floyd County Department of Family and Children’s Services. Mrs. McEver was also a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Besides her parents and her husband, Mrs. McEver was also preceded in death by one brother, James Irvin (Junior) Wallace Jr., and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Pollard.

Mrs. McEver is survived by her son, James Howard McEver, Jr., and his wife Debbie, of Cave Spring; by her daughters, Ms. Ginny McEver of Dahlonega, and Mrs. Mary Alice Hamilton and her husband Bill of Cave Spring; by five grandchildren, Keidrah Wilson, Miles McEver, Cody McEver, Angela Hamilton Arcara, and Robert Hamilton; and by twelve great-grandchildren.

One brother, Edward Wallace and his wife Ellen of Cave Spring, two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Acker of Cave Spring, and Mrs. Joan Stedman of Hiram, and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. McEver were held Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017, at 3 p.m. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel.

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

Pallbearers included Loren Stedman, Brian Wilson, Robert Hamilton, Cody McEver, Miles McEver and Greg Wallace.

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. McEver.

Mrs. McGraw

Mrs. Peggy Jo Haynie McGraw, age 74, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 in a Rome medical center.

She was born in Rockmart, on Sept. 8, 1942 a daughter of John Haynie and Ola Viola Wheeler Haynie.

Mrs. McGraw was a 1960 graduate of Rockmart High School and served as Homecoming Queen her senior year. She was very successful in her business career having been employed as an investment manager for Delta Airline from 1963 until her retirement in 2001.

Travel was a great part of her life and she had been able to see many foreign destinations over her career. Music was another great enjoyment for her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Virgil Haynie and by her son, David Alan McGraw who passed away on Oct. 4, 1986.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Tony McGraw to whom she was married on March 11, 1961; sister, Mary Longshore and her husband Elton all of Rockmart.

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Minister Josh Clevenger officiating and a eulogy given by Mr. Russell Wheeler.

Interment followed in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Marvin “Bud” Wooten, David Howard, Tod Wheeler, Doug Singleton Sr., Doug Singleton Jr. and C.C. Hulsey.

Honorary pallbearers were Brad Lay, Brant Wheeler, Jim Denton and Jerry Campbell.

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

Mrs. Turner

Mrs. Heather Nicole Turner, age 35, of Dallas, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

She was born on June 20, 1981 in Douglasville.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vickie Milam. Mrs. Turner worked at the Paulding Probate office as a Deputy Clerk and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her father, Billy Milam of Yorkville, her husband, Andy Turner of Dallas, her father and mother in law, Rev. Curtis and Pam Turner of Dallas, her four children;

Austin Turner of Dallas, Kaedon Turner of Dallas, Bronson Turner of Dallas, and Alexis Turner, of Dallas, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. from Clark Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Johnny Turner officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Clark Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Clark Funeral Home in Hiram was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dempsey

Ms. Jane Allison Dempsey, age 90, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 following an extended illness.

Ms. Dempsey was born on Feb. 26, 1927 in Van Wert to Robert Frank Allison and Mattie Mae Beck Allison.

She was preceded in death by parents and her sister and brother-in-law, Dollie and Paul Timms.

Ms. Dempsey was a long time member of the First Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday School Class. She was em-ployed by the Polk County Board of Education as a teacher for 46 years.

As a founding member of the Tuesday Bridge Group, she was instrumental in creating a great social organization. As a retired educator, she delighted in being recognized by one of her former students and catching up on their lives and reminiscing about school days.

Always the teacher, she never stopped learning, from traveling across the globe to reading the local newspaper.

She enjoyed reading a good book ­— and even sometimes finishing a bad one.

She also cherished her Sunday school class where she could fellowship, share concerns, study and pray with her friends.

Not only was she recognized for her love of the Lord and her family, but also for her wit, knowledge and variety of interests – from books to bridge to sports. But to her, just being with a family member was a good time and family get-togethers were always so very enjoyable and meaningful.

Ms. Dempsey is survived by her daughter, Sheila Dempsey Wade, nephew and wife Steve and Alana Timms, great nieces and nephews Tim Burns, Mary-Catherine and David Gerrey, Neely and Craig Carpenter, Deborah Selman and great-great nieces Allison Burns, Riley Carpenter, Willow Carpenter and Cameron Carpenter.

Services for Ms. Jane Allison Dempsey were conducted on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.

The family respectfully request that flowers please be omitted and memorial contributions made to the First Baptist Church of Cedar­town, P.O. Box 720 Cedartown, Ga., 30125.

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 was in charge of the arrangements for Ms. Jane Allison Dempsey.

Mr. Ball

Mr. Derrell Milton Ball, Jr. age 67 of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

He was born on Nov. 17, 1949 in Greenville, S.C., the son of the late Derrell Milton Ball Sr. and Jo Ann Dean Ball.

Mr. Ball is survived by his sisters, Ann Ball Allen (H.G.) and Stacey Ball McCrimmon and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ball is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Julia Kate Ball Ridings and brother, Thomas Duke Ball.

In keeping with Mr. Ball’s wishes he was cremated.

A visitation for Mr. Derrell Milon Ball Jr. was held on Saturday evening, May 6, 2017 at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The family has requested that flowers are to be omitted and memorial donations can be made to the Doc Ayers/Ray Beck Community Foundation in Cedartown.

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 handled the arrangements for Mr. Derrell Milton Ball, Jr.

Mrs. Fetkenhour

Mrs. Anne Jacquelyn “Jackie” Matthews Fetkenhour, age 82, of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

She was born on March 23, 1935 in Cedartown, the daughter of the late Louie Jackson and Lucy Duke Matthews.

Mrs. Fetkenhour is survived by her daughters, Cathy McBryde and Donna Powell (Jeff); sons, Denny Fetkenhour (Julie) and Steve Fetkenhour (Jennifer); grandchildren, Cristy Bowman (Todd), Gary McBryde, Brian McBryde (Brandy), J.W. Perry, Josiah Fetkenhour, Allyssa Fetkenhour, Phillip Powell (Michelle) and Alan Powell (Dana) and great-grandchildren, Alliyah, Riley, Dadrien, Kayleigh and Rhianna McBryde, Makenna, Isabella, Levi, Cayden, Trinity, Amelia, Andrew, Richard and Elizabeth.

Mrs. Fetkenhour is preceded in death by her parents and husband, John George “Jack” Fetkenhour.

The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Anne Jacquelyn Matthews Fetkenhour were conducted on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 4 p.m. at New Hope Fellowship Church with Mr. Bill Lundy and Rev. Jamie Christie officiating.

Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Powell officiating.

The family of Mrs. Fetkenhour received family and friends on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from prior to the funeral service hour at New Hope Fellowship Church.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tony Bowling, Walt Fincher, Jason Ponder, Mike Lewis, Doyle Kelley and Joe Wayne Zebeau. Honorary pallbearers were New Hope Ladies Sunday School Class.

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 is handling the arrangements for Mrs. Anne Jacquelyn “Jackie” Matthews Fetkenhour.

Mrs. Williams

Mrs. Wilna Field Williams, age 94, of Cedartown, passed away suddenly on Monday afternoon, May 1, 2017.

She was born on July 29, 1922 in Hinds County, Miss., the daughter of Mr. William B. Field and Mrs. Mary Ward Field.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Dolph Williams Sr.

Mrs. Williams was a retired Educator with the Polk School District, where she had taught in the Polk County School System for thirty years.

She was a avid gardener and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown. During her faithful years to the church, she was a member of the Women’s Sunday School Class and had served as the church Liberian for many years as well as other areas of the church.

The Memorial Service for Mrs. Wilna Field Williams was conducted on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the First Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.

The Family received friends immediately following the Memorial Service in the Chapel.

Graveside and Interment Services for Mrs. Wilna Williams were conducted on Saturday morning, May 6, at 10 a.m. in the family lot of the Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.

Flowers will be accepted, or those wishing to do so may make memorial donations in Mrs. Williams memory to the First Baptist Church of Cedartown, 101 N. College Street, Cedartown, Ga., 30125 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Wilna Field Williams.

Mrs. Cottle

Mrs. Joan Del Speaks Cottle, 84, widow of Harold C. Cottle, Sr., died Monday, May 1, 2017 at Bayberry Assisted Liv-ing, Greenwood, S.C.

Born in Alexander City, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Otha and Pauline Hesler Speaks. She was a member of Harris Baptist Church, Greenwood.

Surviving are two sons, Harold C. Cottle, Jr. (Karen) of Cedartown, and John Cottle (Terry) of Greenwood, S.C.; and four grandchildren, Chris, Michael, Casey and Cameron Cottle.

She was preceded in death by a son, Stan Cottle; her sister, Juanita Speaks and her brother, Charles Speaks.

Graveside services were held Thursday afternoon at Pine Hill Memorial Park, Talladega, Ala., with the Rev. Mike Broome officiating.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to Bayberry Assisted Living, 116 Abbey Drive, Green-wood, S.C. 29649 or to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 326 Montague Avenue, Greenwood, S.C. 29649.

Harley Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Visit harleyfuneralhome.com to leave condolences and share memories of Mrs. Joan Del Speaks Cottle.

Mrs. Morea

Mrs. Rosanna M. Morea, age 70, of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday morning, April 30, 2017.

Mrs. Morea was born on Aug. 24, 1946 in New York, the daughter of the late Anthony Sevino and the late Grace Russo Sevno.

She is survived by her son Paul Morea; her daughters, Jessica Rantamki, Nicolle Morea and Beth Morea and her grandchildren, Michael, Alex, Emily, Giovanna and Joanna.

Mrs. Morea was cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Rosanna Morea.

Mr. Guice

Mr. Jerry David Guice, age 63, of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday morning, April 30, 2017.

He was born on June 25, 1953 in Polk County a son of the late Mr. Cecil Otis Guice and the late Mrs. Kathleen Elizabeth Bowen Guice.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Guice.

For many years Mr. Guice was the Owner and Operator of Certi Clean of Cedartown and was a member of the Victory Baptist Church.

Mr. Guice is survived by his sons and daughters in laws, Jody and Kandi Guice and Kelly and Angie Guice; his daughter, Rachel Guice, a brother, Larry Guice, his sisters, Barbara Smith, Sara Swanson, Sandra Davis and Vickie Nix and ten grandchildren. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral for Mr. Jerry David Guice was conducted on Monday afternoon, May 1, 2017 at 4 p.m. from the Worldview Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Pilgrim and Rev. Doyle Kelley Officiating.

Interment followed in the North View Cemetery.

The family received friends on Monday afternoon, May 1, 2017 prior to the funeral hour at the Worldview Baptist Church.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Sam Hughes, Matt O’Neal, Wayne Rogers, Keith Owens, Billy Haney, Carl Redding and John Guice.

His grandchildren and John Wayne Barnett served 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 Mr. Jerry David Guice.

Mr. Jones

Mr. David Andrew Jones, age 73, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Fairmount on March 13, 1944, a son of the late Dave A. Jones and the late Mary Elizabeth Cochran Jones.

Mr. Jones had lived the greater part of his life in Rockmart and was a member of the Bellview Baptist Church.

One of his favorite past times was fishing.

Mr. Jones proudly served his country and was a veteran of the United States Army where he served two tours in the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Richards Jones; and two sisters: Peggy Nicholson and Mabel Campbell.

Survivors include his son, Mark Jones, Rockmart; daughter, Dana Courtney; three grandchildren; sister, Verna Davis, Waleska; special nephews and nieces, Marshall and Tara Campbell, Bryson, Slade, Emmalyn, Chevy, Mallory, Trevor and Candace, all of Cedartown.

Memorial services were held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at his residence in Cedartown with Rev. Reginald Campbell and Mr. Wayne Davis officiating.

Eulogies were given by his son, Mr. Mark Jones, his nephew, Mr. Marshall Campbell, and his niece, Mrs. Tara Campbell.

Military honors were given by the Honor Guard of Brown Wright Post No. 12 of the American Legion.

Honorary pallbearers included: Colby Jones, Marshall Campbell, Trevor Cox, Austin Cox, Chevy Cox, Daniel Perry, Bryson Campbell, Slade Campbell, Michael Nicholson, Tim Nicholson and Jerry Zebeau.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home served the family of Mr. David Andrew Jones.

Mrs. Ashworth

Mrs. Amanda Ashworth, 38, of Kingston, died Friday evening, April 28, 2017, at Emory Hospital after an ongoing illness.

The former Amanda Leigh White, Mrs. Ashworth was born in Atlanta on July 6, 1978 to Ray White and Cindy Sims White.

She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy from Shorter College and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University.

Mrs. Ashworth was a teacher at Cave Spring Elementary, and a member of West Rome Baptist Church.

Amanda embraced life with unfailing wonder and excitement. She loved her children relentlessly and adored her husband. She was a daddy’s girl and her mother’s best friend.

She was earnestly devoted to her students. Through her infectious smile and bright compassionate eyes, Amanda embodied God’s love. Strong yet humble, courageous yet gentle, Amanda was a hero to her children and students, and a model of faithful and generous service.

Mrs. Ashworth is greatly missed by her husband, Heath Ashworth, to whom she was married May 15, 2004, her children, Emi Kate and Hayes Ashworth, her father Ray White and his wife, Pamela, her mother, Cindy Sims, her brothers, Matthew White and his wife, Marisa, and their two children, Zoey and Ezra, Jordan Green and his wife, Molly, and their son Jack, and Tyler Green, her father in-law and mother in-law, Gary and Melita Ashworth, her sister-in-law Autumn Ashworth Kiser and her husband, Bryan and their son, Carson, and too many other friends and loved ones to be counted.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ashworth were held on Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2017 at 1 pm. at the West Rome Baptist Church with Rev. Jarrod Roberts officiating.

Interment followed at the Cave Spring Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Phillip Sims, Christopher Sims, Jeff Eller, Drew Martin, Brandon Reese, and Josh Goss

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel were in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Ashworth.

Mr. Smith

Mr. Louis Smith, age 70, of Bremen, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 in a Bremen Nursing Center.

He was born in Atlanta, on Jan. 31, 1947, a son of the late Charles W. Smith and the late Doris Malinda Harris Smith.

Mr. Smith had lived the greater part of his life in Haralson County where he was a self employed carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith and had a great love for fishing.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy D. Smith and a sister, Sharon Smith.

Survivors include his daughter, April Kimbrell and her husband Timothy, Rockmart; son, Louis Smith Jr. and his wife Crystal, Bowden; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Mr. Smith’s wishes he was cremated and no formal services are being planned at this time.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Louis Smith.

Mr. Arnold

Mr. J. D. Arnold, age 87, of Ragland, Ala., passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Mr. Arnold is survived locally by his son and daughter in law, Joey and Lea Arnold; his grandchildren, Russ Ar-nold, Allie Arnold, Tanner Arnold and Sam Arnold, all of Cedartown; his loving wife, Bettye Arnold; his daughter and son in law, Jada and John Grass; his son and daughter in law, Bart and Teresa Arnold; his other grandchildren, Jared and Courtney Arnold, Justin Arnold, Jud Grass, Jules Grass and Jace Grass and great grandchildren, Madelyn, Myla and Meredith Arnold.

The Funeral for Mr. J. D. Arnold was conducted on Monday afternoon, May 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. central from the Hardin Chapel Church with Rev. Doug Ford officiating.

Interment followed in the Ragland United Methodist Cemetery.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home made this announcement locally for the family of Mr. J. D. Arnold.

The Usrey Funeral Home of Pell City, Ala., was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. J.D. Arnold.

Mr. Carnes

Mr. Thomas Theodore Carnes III also known as “Teddy,” age 62, of Borden Springs, Ala., passed away suddenly Friday, April 28, 2017.

He was born in Cedartown, son of the late Thomas Carnes II and Shelley Carnes.

Mr. Carnes had lived most of his life in the Cedartown and Borden Springs area all of his life. Mr. Carnes had re-tired from the Hon Company.

Then after his retirement he loved watching football, the outdoors, fishing in his favorite spots and listening to the local trading post edition.

He also proudly served our country in the United States Army.

He is survived by his daughters: Star Hart and Skye Carnes; Grandchildren: Chance Brown, Choyce Wooten and Emma Woods all of Cedartown.

Mr. Carnes was cremated and his inurnment service will be announced later.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home is honored to the family of Mr. Thomas “Teddy” Carnes II.

Mr. Messick

Mr. James Matthew Messick, age 22, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

He was born on July 31, 1994 in Rome, the son of Randall Messick and Wanda Buttram Rhinehart.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Scott Messick and his grandmother, Willie Bailey.

Mr. James Matthew Messick is survived by his mother, Wanda B. Rhinehart (Nevin); his father, Randall Messick( Tabitha Dawson); his daughter, Mattie Grace Messick; his brother, Mickey Buttram; step sister, Raven Rhinehart; step brother, Jordan Dawson; nieces, Lexi Buttram and Aleia Michelle Buttram; his grandparents, Effie and Jimmy Messick, Jack Buttram and Ed Fortenberry and his great grandmother, Sudie Cumbaa. A number of aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Funeral Services for James Matthew Messick were conducted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Sherry Donaldson, Rev. Mike Edwards and Rev. Ronnie Kirkpatrick officiating.

Interment followed in the Borden Springs Church of Christ Cemetery.

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 James Matthew Messick.