Mr. Johnson

Mr. Emmett Vernell Johnson, age 88 of Rockmart, passed away on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1928 in Polk County, the son of the late Emmett Cula Johnson and Frauline Phillips Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was a United States Veteran serving in World War II.

He retired from General Motors in 1978. He was a member of the Arab Shrine Temple in Atlanta, Georgia; a past captain of Atlanta Dune Buggies and past master of Lodge #97 in Rockmart.

There was nothing more important to Emmett than his wife and family, well and Atlanta Falcons Football. He was an avid fan, and held season tickets for years.

In 2013, Mr. Johnson celebrated 50 years with Gammage Funeral Home having shown loyal service and dedication to the surrounding communities.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Melbaline Bollen Johnson; daughter, Nan Johnson Brumbelow; grandchildren, Blake and Kendra Brumbelow and Amanda and Chris Culver; great-grandchildren, CJ Culver, Ava Shea Culver, Karson Brumbelow, Conner Brumbelow,Ethan Brumbelow, Ella Brumbelow; and sister, Betty McDurmon.

Mr. Johnson is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Roy McDurmon and nephew, Terry McDurmon.

The family of Mr. Emmett V. Johnson received family and friends from on Monday, September 18, 2017.

The funeral service follow at 7 p.m. from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Dr. David Turner, Rev. Jason Odom, Olin L. Gammage III, and Family officiating.

A private interment service will be conducted at a later time at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rockmart. The family has respectfully requested that all floral donations be omitted. Messages of condolence can be made to the family by visiting our website and signing the online guestbook at

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home handled the arrangements for Mr. Emmett Vernell Johnson.

Little Genesis Woolfork

Little Genesis Rose Woolfork, three month old infant daughter of Lacey Pinkard and Darius Woolfork Sr., passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.

She was born in Rome on June 3, 2017.

Genesis was preceded in death by maternal great great grandparents: Cara Ann Hooper and Buddy Pinkard; paternal great grandparents Janice and Perry Middlebrooks and Roberta and Milton Woolfork.

She is survived by her parents, Lacey Pinkard and Darius Woolfork Sr.; four brothers and sisters: Malakhi Pinkard, Zaleyah Pinkard, Makenna Pinkard and Darius Woolfork Jr.; maternal grandparents, Steve and Lynn Pinkard; paternal grandparents, Charles Woolfork Sr. and Cynthia Glover; maternal great grandparents, Teresa and James Millholland and Carolyn Mayfield; special aunts: Siera Pinkard, Dray Pinkard, Debra Glover Todd, Banikka Glover, Wanda Woolfork and Charlene Woolfork; special uncles: Melvin Todd, Mekiel Woolfork and Charles Woolfork Jr.; two God mothers: Arielle Deems and Cassie Summerville; a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Pastor Joy Fredrick officiating.

Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Steve Pinkard and Charles Woolfork served as pallbearers.

The Alvis Miller and son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Genesis Rose Woolfork.

Ms. Martin

Ms. Barbara Martin, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.

She was born in Cedartown, on May 23, 1940, daughter of the late Joe Hopper and Lucile Sutton Hopper.

Ms. Martin lived most of her life in Cedartown where she was a member of First Baptist Church in Cedartown. She was a talented lady that enjoyed China painting, oil painting and sewing.

She always had the love of helping others, so after raising her children, became a registered nurse. Her greatest pride was being known as “BABA” by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ms. Martin is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Donna and Greg Thompson, Gwen and Tony Tuck, Angie and Joey Colquitt; grandchildren: Kathleen and Jim Alsup, Dylan Thompson, Rachel and Edward Graves, Amos and Sarah Tuck, Rebekah Tuck, Cassie and Clay Bennett, Joe and Hannah Colquitt; great grandchildren: Ethan, Harper, Ward, Georgia Anne, Atticus, Lexi and Harrison; sister: Jo Anne Starnes; and nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 2 o’clock in the afternoon until the memorial service hour.

A memorial service for Ms. Martin was held Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Smith and Miller Funeral Home with Dr. David Taylor officiating.

The family were accepting flowers; however, you may make memorial contributions in Ms. Martin’s memory to a charity of your choice.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown was honored to serve the family of Ms. Barbara Martin.

Mr. Hunt

Mr. Troy Lance Hunt, age 49 of Carrollton, passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. He was born Oct. 8, 1967 in Cobb County, the son of the late, Talmadge Eugene Hunt and Katherine Virginia Nichols Gullett. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for CDS Service.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Lori Anna “Fattymae” Gable Hunt; and grandson, Liam Tucker Waters. Survivors include his children, Jamaica Thompson (Alex) of Carrollton, Olivia Le of Carrollton, Hannah Grace Williams of Kingsport, TN, and Matthew “Matt” Le (Danielle) of Carrollton; sister, Rita (John) Leach of Bethlehem, GA; brothers, Danny Hunt of Douglasville, Ken (Denice) Hunt of Douglasville, and Johnny Dewain (Faye) Hunt of Temple, GA; and eleven grandchildren. The family received friends at Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel on Thursday evening, Sept. 14, 2017.

In keeping with the family’s wishes, his body was cremated following the visitation. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton had charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Baines

Mr. Walter Lee (Walt) Baines Sr. age 85, of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

He was born in Bartow County on Nov. 16, 1931, a son of the late George Leonard (G.L.) Baines Sr. and the late Lucille Jenkins Baines.

Mr. Baines lived the greater part of his life in Polk County where he owned and operated Baines Tire Company.

He was a member of Raccoon Creek Baptist Church and had been attending Second Baptist Church of Rockmart. Mr. Baines loved old cars, tractors, train cars and old engines.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Walter Lee Baines Jr.; brother, Leonard Baines; and sister, Helen Spain.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mrs. Edith Keese Baines of Rockmart, to whom he was married on June 3, 1953; three sons: Ross Baines and his wife Cindy, Rockmart, Rick Baines, Dallas and Mike Baines and his wife Amy, Cedartown; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brother, George Baines and his wife Betty, Aragon; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside funeral and interment services were held Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. David Warriner officiating.

Pallbearers included Mr. Baines’ grandsons and nephews. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mr. Walter Lee (Walt) Baines

Mr. Cole

Mr. David George Cole, age 62 of Rockmart passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

Mr. Cole was born Feb. 26, 1955 in Floyd County, son of the late George W. Cole and the late Eunice Kirk Cole.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockmart and a graduate of the Rockmart High School Class of 1973. Mr. Cole was a former employee of J. L. Lester & Son, Inc.

Survivors included a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Harry Harris; step-mother, Erlene Campbell Cole; and two step-sisters, Deonne Yates and Ramonda Jackson all of Rockmart.

A private family graveside and interment services for Mr. Cole was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Sept. 13, 2017 in the family lot of Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jason Odom officiating.

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

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral graveside service for Mr. David George Cole.