Obituaries

Mrs. Trapp

Mrs. Laura Doloras Trapp (Granny), age 84, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

She was born on April 13, 1933, and lived the greater part of her life in Rome, where she was a graduate of Rome High School.

Mrs. Trapp was an active member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she loved taking church trips, Sunday School and WMU.

One of her favorite hobbies was baking, especially pumpkin bread and banana bread and she had a great love for her grandchildren.

She spent her working career at Rome Paper and later Dillard Paper where she retired after many years of service.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands: Edward Rairdon and Douglas Trapp.

Survivors include her daughter, Genita Jones; three grandchildren: Tara Campbell (Marshall), Haley Monteith, and Brook Cox (Jason); 17 great grandchildren: Jacob, Mallory, Trevor, Austin, Chevy, Candace, Chris, Jackson, Bryson, Slade, Emmalyn, Alex, Katie, Hunter, Chase, Ally and Ridge; 16 great-great grandchildren: Aryn, Troy, Annaley, Lane, Ellamarie, Carson, Hayden, Liddy, Blakley, Truitt, Ryley, Weston, Colton, Rayne, Trace and Shelton; and sister, Evelyn Seivert Vermillion.

Memorial services were held Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at 2 p.m. at East View Baptist Church with Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating.

Visit alvismillerfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the family or to sign the online guestbook.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Laura Doloras Trapp.

Mrs. Hernandez

Mrs. Mirella Hernandez, age 54, of Rome, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.

Mrs. Hernandez was born on Oct. 28, 1962 in Ciutzeo Michoacán, Mexico.

She was Homemaker and loved her family and friends. Mrs. Hernandez was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her loving family, her husband, Salomon Hernandez of Rome; her son, Salomon Hernandez Jr. also of Rome; a number of other family members and friends also survive.

In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Hernandez was cremated and a Memorial Service may be planned for a later time and date.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Mirella Hernandez.

Mr. Wiggins

Mr. Danny Edward Wiggins, age 65 of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.

He was born on June 14, 1952 in Cedartown, the son of the late Willie Lee “Bud” Wiggins and Ruby Aliene Hulsey Wiggins.

Mr. Wiggins is survived by his wife, Janie Trammell Wiggins; sons, Donny Wiggins and Michael Wiggins (Leann); sister, Lynn Adams (Ricky); brothers, Harold Wiggins and Darrell Wiggins (Susan); three grandchildren, Erica Wiggins, Dustin Wiggins and Cody Wiggins and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral arrangements for Mr. Danny Edward Wiggins were conducted on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Harrell and Rev. George Nix officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family of Mr. Wiggins received family and friends on Wednesday evening, Oct. 25, 2017 at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen were asked to serve as pallbearers: Tab Andrews, Cam Andrews, Jeff Grey, Todd Norris, Mike Fergueson and Kerry Eason. Honorary pallbearer was Randy Williams.

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. Danny Edward Wiggins.

Mrs. Pope

Mrs. Virginia Pope, age 85, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 following an extended illness.

She was born in Cedartown on Jan. 16, 1932, daughter of the late Andrew Dyer and Ruth Thompson Dyer.

Mrs. Pope had lived her entire life in Polk County. She was a dedicated member of Anna Kresge Methodist Church.

She always enjoyed sharing her love of cooking and helping others at the local soup kitchen and Samaritan House.

Mrs. Pope was commonly known as “Maw Maw” to many, from the 15 years that she operated her in-home daycare.

Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Willis Parker; second husband, W. Lloyd Pope; son, Kim Parker; brothers: Gordan Dyer, Jimmy Dyer and Franklin Dyer; sisters: Lucille Ball and Nell Hulsey.

Mrs. Pope is survived by her children: Karen and Gary Zimmerman, Kathy and Tim McKelvey and Keith and Wanda Parker; grandchildren: Zachary Zimmerman, Kayla Williams, Lacey Hull, Brittney Kandell, Kacie Wright and Lexie Parker and five great grandchildren. Several great nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Smith and Miller Funeral Home with Rev. John Giglio officiating.

Interment followed in the family lot of Northview Cemetery in Cedartown.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 prior to the service hour.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tim McKelvey, KJ Kandell, Todd Hull, Tyler Williams, Gary Zimmerman and Zack Zimmerman.

The family has respectfully requested that flowers be omitted, and memorial contributions be made to Anna Kresge Methodist Church Building Fund, 15 Booger Hollow Road, Cedartown, Ga., 30125.

The family is also thankful for the love and dedication shown to them at Cedar Hill Assisted Living from administrators, staff and Amedisys Hospice.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown was honored to serve the family of Mrs. Virginia Pope.

Mr. Waites

Mr. Charles J. Waites age 80 of Cedartown, passed away Sunday Oct. 22, 2017.

Mr. Waites was born Oct. 8, 1937, in Polk County to the late Josh and Idella Berry Waites and was also preceded in death by wife Peggy Craft Waites, brothers David Waites, Ed Waites, Sisters Sharon Bailey and Opal Johnson.

Mr. Waites was employed by Marietta Toyota until his retirement and later worked at Advance Auto Parts.

Surviving are his sons Charles and Linda Waites Jr., and Cason and Cecilia Waites, sister Grace Sparks, seven grandchildren, Bethany Waites, Corey Waites, Jordan Waites, Cole Waites, Anna Waites, Chandler Waites and Megan Waites along with numerous nephews and nieces also surviving.

Funeral Services for Charles J. Waites were conducted Wednesday Oct. 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Agan officiating.

Interment followed in the Bellview Cemetery With Rev. Anthony Baldwin.

The family received friends Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 prior to the funeral hour at the Lester Litesey Funeral home.

Pallbearers were Corey Waites, Jordan Waites, Cole Waites, Chandler Waites, T. J. Pace, Zach Flowers and Johnny Worthy.

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. Charles J. Waites.

Mr. Murphy

Mr. Lloyd Alvin Murphy Jr., age 88, of Marietta, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, following an extended illness.

He was born in Cedartown on July 22, 1929, son of the late Lloyd Murphy Sr. and Emaline Young Murphy.

Mr. Murphy lived most of his life in the Atlanta area. He was a graduate of Cedartown High School in 1947 and continued his education at The University of Georgia where he graduated in 1951.

Once he graduated from college he worked his entire career in the dairy industry. His greatest joy was his family and friends.

He was never a stranger to anyone, always willing to start up a conversation, especially in the grocery store about milk and cheese. His favorite hobby was his collection of antique cars.

Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Augustin Murphy.

Mr. Murphy is survived by his loving wife, Hollice Murphy; sister, Mary Ann Murphy Strong of Bakersfield, Calif.; nieces and nephews: Ida and Ken Dixon of Marietta, Ross and Tricia Murphy of Rocky Mount, N.C., Karen and Tom Cunningham of Dallas, Texas and John and Erin Strong of Thousand Oaks, Calif. Several great nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Smith and Miller Funeral Home with Rev. Britt Madden Jr. officiating.

Interment followed in the family lot of Northview Cemetery in Cedartown.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ross Murphy, Ken Dixon, David Hendrix, Stacy Taylor, Clinton Taylor and Zachary Taylor.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 prior to the service hour.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown was honored to serve the family of Mr. Lloyd Alvin Murphy Jr.