Obituaries

Detective Hearne

Detective Kristen Hearne, age 29, of Cedartown, passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 while serving in the line of duty.

Kristen was born on Nov. 15, 1987 in Rome. She was a member of the Wimberley Hill Baptist Church and had been attending Worldview Baptist Church.

Det. Hearne was preceded in death by her grandparents, Rev. Bobby Tinney and Liffie Tinney and Aileen Brewer.

Det. Hearne started her career in law enforcement with the Floyd County Sheriffs Department in 2008 as a Deputy Sheriff.

In July 2012 she began working for the Polk County Police Department as a Patrolman. In 2013 she was promoted to the rank of Detective and was assigned to the Criminal Investigation’s Division of the Polk County Police Department.

She is survived by her husband, Matt Hearne; her son, Isaac Hearne; mother and father, Patricia Tinney Brewer and Ron Brewer; brothers, Joseph Montgomery, Patrick Snead, Michael Snead and Matt Brewer; grandfather, Rev. James Brewer; father and mother in law, Rev. Chris and Marie Hearne and a number of nieces and nephews. A number of aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

The family of Detective Kristen Hearne received friends on Monday evening, Oct. 2, 2017 at the Victory Baptist Church.

The Funeral for Det. Kristen Hearne were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Victory Baptist Church with Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome and Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd officiating.

Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Doyle Kelley officiating.

The Floyd County Law Enforcement Honor Guard served as Pallbearers. Members of the Polk County Police Department and any and all other law enforcement members were asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Detective Kristen Hearne, of the Polk County Police Department.

Mr. Quick

Mr. Gary Quick, age 65, of Rockmart passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 in a Rome medical center following a brief illness.

He was born in Rome on March 13, 1952 a son of Jack Quick and Marie Waters Quick.

Mr. Quick had lived all of his life in Rockmart where he was a member of the Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church and a 1971 graduate of Rockmart High School.

He played tennis, baseball and golf while at Rockmart High School. Mr. Quick loved to hunt, fish, golf and watch NASCAR. He also loved to watch Tennessee College Football.

Mr. Quick was a retired employee of the Polk County Water Authority.

He was preceded in death by his father Jack and an infant sister, Jennell.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne Quick of Rockmart to whom he was married on Oct. 12, 1985; son, Brant Quick and wife Michelle, Rockmart; daughter, Brandy Quick, Rockmart; step sons: Mark and Paul Pinkerton both of Rockmart; mother, Marie Quick, Rockmart; twin sister, Judy Garrison and husband Gus, Aragon; brother, Ricky Quick, Rockmart; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. John Hooper officiating.

Interment followed in the Taylorsville Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Barney Brown, Brad Dempsey, Lee Deems, Hoyt Lanier, George Lanier and Charles Harris. Honorary pallbearers included: Eddie Harris, Mac McAlister and employees of the Polk County Water Authority.

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

Mrs. Davidson

Mrs. Annette Lee Davidson, age 89 of Rockmart passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 28, 2017.

Mrs. Davidson was born April 18, 1928 in Bartow County, daughter of the late Grady Virgil Lee and the late Sarah Hovers Lee.

She was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church and retired from the Engineered Fabrics Corporation. Mrs. Davidson loved children and enjoyed yard work and cooking.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gibson Odis Davidson on April 17, 1966; son, Jerry O. Davidson; four sisters, Laura Davidson, Katherine Gaddy, Lelia Garrett and Nellie Williams; three brothers, J. W. Lee, Junior Lee and Homer Lee; and a granddaughter, Stacey Manning.

Survivors included a daughter, Shirley (Sue) Collum and her husband Terry; two sons, Jimmy B. Davidson and his wife Denise and Johnathan W. Davidson; sister, Myrtle Garrett; and brother, Billy Lee all of Rockmart; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren also survived.

Funeral services for Mrs. Davidson were held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Calvin Brown and Rev. Brian Lewis officiating.

A eulogy was given by Mr. J. T. Irwin.

Interment services followed in the family lot of the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Neal Ricks, Chaz Leathers, Chuck Leathers, J. T. Irwin, Duane Davidson, Robert Lee, Chris Shuman and Kevin Carter.

Honorary pallbearers were: Casen Ricks, Parker Thomas, Colton Leathers and Jackson Mattox.

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. Annette Lee Davidson.

Mr. Mears

Mr. Guy Lamar Mears Jr., age 46, of Rockmart passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at his residence.

He was born in Rome on Nov. 1, 1970 a son of Guy Lamar Mears Sr. and Barbara Brown Mears.

He had lived all of his life in Rockmart and was saved at Victory Baptist Church. Mr. Mears loved hunting, fishing and old cars.

He was a diesel mechanic and had been employed by Taylor Transport.

His father Guy Mears Sr. was killed during the Vietnam War and he was raised by his father Randy Goss who preceded him in death on April 18. 2017.

Survivors include his three children: Daisy Mears, Rockmart, Kayla Mears, Cedartown and Collin Mears, Rockmart; mother, Barbara Goss, Rockmart; sister, Season Goss, Rockmart and several aunts and uncles also survive.

Graveside funeral and interment services were held Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Aragon Cemetery with Rev. Stevie Waddell and Rev. Jason Suits officiating.

Pallbearers included: Jamie Nichols, Michael Taylor, Patrick McCauley, Jason Ruff, Mike Brown and Jason Stroup. Honorary pallbearers were: Kevin Robinson, Lewis Collum, Steven Waits, Chad Headrick and Ricky Cole.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Guy Lamar Mears Jr..

Mr. Campbell

Mr. William V. Campbell, age 94, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health.

Mr. Campbell was born in Rockmart on Oct. 15, 1922, a son of the late Gilbert Campbell and Rilla Haynie Campbell.

He had lived all of his life in Rockmart and was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church.

Mr. Campbell was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He served during the third wave of the invasion on the beaches of Normandy in Northern France; Rhineland and Central Europe.

He was a recipient of the Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

Mr. Campbell was a retired employee of the Goodyear Mill having worked in Rockmart, Cartersville, Cedartown and in Alabama. He was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Pharo and two brothers: Horace Campbell and Rev. Royce Campbell.

Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Velma Kelley Campbell to whom he was married on Dec. 24, 1941; daughter, Ann Stanford and her husband Danny; seven grandchildren: Dean Pharo, April Raper, Gigi Moates, Shea Cagle, Terri Smith, Kasie Wallace and Jodi Stanford; eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandson; sister, Erlene Cole and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jason Purser officiating and military rites delivered by the Honor Guard of Brown-Wright Post # 12 of the American Legion.

The family has requested that flowers be omitted and memorial gifts be made in Mr. Campbell’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kan., 66675-8517.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mr. William V. Campbell.

Mr. Williams

Mr. Seals Leon Williams, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, 2017.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1941 in Polk County a son of Mr. Aubrey Williams and Mrs. Lizzie Mae Atkins Williams.

He was a United States Veteran serving in the U.S. Army.

For a number of years, Seals had been the Owner and Operator of Owens Bar-B-Que in Cedartown where he served the people of Cedartown and surrounding areas for many years.

He was a member of the Caledonia Lodge 121 F&AM and was considered by many as a Jack of all Trades.

He was a lifetime member of the Young’s Grove Baptist Church where he had been active in many areas of the church. For several years he was over the Young’s Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Williams will be remembered for his passion to help take care of others.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Bobbie Norris, Patsy Ray Waits and Wilhelmenia Gann.

Mr. Seals Williams is survived by his son and daughter in law, Eric and Lynn Williams; his daughter, Rita Williams Tillmann and Wayne Carnes; a brother and sister in law; Cliff and Betty Williams; sisters, Edna Rogers and Shirlee Barber; his grandchildren, Josh Gilliam, Ty Williams, Austin Tillmann, Jesy Tillmann and Blake Williams; a great grandson Logan Gilliam and his special friend and sister in Christ, Sharon Jackson-Chambers. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

The Funeral for Seals Williams were conducted on Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Young’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Parris officiating.

Interment followed in the Young’s Grove Cemetery with Rev. Blake Dodd Officiating.

The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers: Josh Gilliam, Ty Gilliam, Austin Tillmann, Jesy Tillmann, Joey Norris, Todd Norris, Barry Williams and Greg Barber. Logan Gilliam served as Honorary Pallbearer.

The Williams family received friends on Thursday evening, Sept. 28, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted or those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the Young’s Grove Cemetery Fund, 2255 Antioch Rd., Cedartown, Ga., 30125.

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. Seals Leon Williams.

Mrs. Phillips

Mrs. Pearlie Haney Phillips, age 74, of Rockmart, passed away at her home on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

She was born in Trion on Feb. 24, 1943 a daughter of the late Charlie Haney and Savilla Chapman Haney.

Mrs. Phillips spent the early years of her life in Felton before moving to Polk County in 1984.

She was a retired respiratory therapist having worked for Polk General Hospital for twenty five years and later retired from Shell Medical. She loved to work in her flower garden, play cards with her friends and spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Bellview Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, five brothers and a step daughter Sharon Briones.

Survivors include her husband, Franklin A. Phillips of Rockmart to whom she was married on July 27, 1996; two daughters: Cheryl Gateley, Lindale and Teresa Smith and her husband Bobby, Cedartown; step daughter, Patricia Hammond and her husband Rick, Spring Hill, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; two great grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Smith and Miller Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Carter and Rev. Buddy Gentry officiating. Interment will follow in the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Rick Hammond, Junior Adams, Mike Davis,Charles Rayburn, Scott Haney and Chad Gravley.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown was honored to serve the family of Mrs. Pearlie Haney Phillips.

Mr. Collier

Mr. Terry Grant Collier, age 70 of Cedartown, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

He was born on April 8, 1947 in Rome, the son of the late Mr. William Joe Collier and Mrs. Annie Powell Collier.

Mr. Collier was a veteran of the Vietnam War and an active member of Worldview Baptist Church.

Mr. Collier is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sharon Worthington Collier; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn Collier Sanford (Jeff); son and daughter-in-law, Mark Collier (Tera); sister, Bonnie Brown (Henry); brothers, Joe Collier, Jerry Collier, and David Collier; grandchildren, Brandon Cheatwood, Bryson Cheatwood, Glavin Collier, Nate Collier, and Kaylan Sanford. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Collier is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Gloria Wallace and Emily Byrd; and brother, Bobby Collier.

The arrangements for Mr. Terry Grant Collier were conducted on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Barry McCollough, Rev. Jeff Pilgrim and Rev. Doyle Kelley officiating.

Interment followed in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Pilgrim and Mr. Jeff Sanford officiating. Full military rites were conducted by the Brewster-Cleveland Post 86.

The family of Mr. Collier received family and friends on Monday, September 25, 2017 prior to funeral hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Brandon Cheatwood, Bryson Cheatwood, Glavin Collier, Nate Collier, Jeff Sanford, and Mark Collier.

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. Terry Grant Collier.

Mr. Griffith

Mr. David Ronnie Griffith, age 68, of Covington, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in McDonough.

He was born in Atlanta on March 19, 1949 a son of the late Otis Griffith and Ruby Shipman Griffith.

Mr. Griffith had been a resident of Covington for the past 25 years moving there from Cobb County. He was a member of the Callie Fuller Baptist Church and a retired painting contractor. Mr. Griffith enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Angie; by two brothers: Robert and Wayne and a sister Grace and her husband Bobby.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Dale Martin Griffith, Covington; two sons: David Griffith, Kennesaw and Billy Underwood, Covington; two sisters: Patricia and Velma Griffith both of Cartersville; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Callie Fuller Baptist Church of Monticello with Rev. Charles Roper officiating.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. David Ronnie Griffith