Obituaries

Mr. Smith

Mr. Barry D. Smith, age 63, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday evening, Sept. 7, 2017 following an extended illness.

Mr. Smith was born on July 9, 1954 in Cedartown, a son to Don Smith and Mary Frances Hunt Walker.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother Stephen Smith.

Prior to his illness Mr. Smith had been associated with both the Georgia Power Company and the HCA Healthcare Corporation. He was a veteran and had proudly served with the United States Navy.

Mr. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown.

He is survived by his loving family, his devoted wife, Mrs. Donna Smith; his father, Don Smith; his son, Barry Lee Smith; his daughter, Jennifer Leigh Smith; his brother, Warren Hunt Walker; his sisters, Carol Walker Atkins, Wanda Ingram and Jan Stinson; one grandchild, nieces and nephews survive.

In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Smith was cremated.

A memorial service for Mr. Barry D. Smith was conducted on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. No formal visitation is planned at this time.

The family has respectfully requested please omit flowers and make memorial contributions in his memory to the: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73123.

Visit the memorial web site 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 Mr. Barry D. Smith.

Mrs. Yancey

Mrs. Eunice D. Yancey, age 88, of Aragon, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in Rome.

She was born in Anniston, Ala., on Aug. 22, 1929, a daughter of Harl C. Duffey Sr. and Laurah Haywood Duffey.

Her family moved to Rome shortly after her birth and she grew up with seven brothers and sisters.

In 1946 she married Jack L. McGinnis Sr.. They made their home in Rome until his death in 1960.

While working at GE in Rome, she met Jay T. Yancey Jr. and in 1967 the couple married and moved to Rockmart. Mrs. Yancey was a homemaker for several years before going to work at Integrated Products (Aragon) in 1972. As Personnel Manager she loved working with people and made a huge impact on many employees in her Human Resources role. People still often speak today of her influence on them.

Mrs. Yancey enjoyed cooking and loved entertaining her family and friends. She and Jay enjoyed their home and were always proud to host numerous church and family events, including several weddings. She was a member and past treasurer of the Rockmart First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husbands Jack L. McGinnis, Sr. in November of 1960 and Jay T. Yancey, Jr. in April of 2006 and by two sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are six children: Jack McGinnis Jr.(Gloria), Roswell, Jean Coalson (Tony), Rockmart, Danny McGinnis (Kathe), Winter Springs, Fla., Judith M. Jackson (David), Rockmart, David Mc­Ginnis (Judy), Marietta and Tim McGinnis (Connie), Aragon; sister, Harriett Blair, Gainesville; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Rockmart First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeanette Dickens and Rev. Martha Dye officiating. Mr. Jack McGinnis Jr. will deliver the eulogy. Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Chris Gordon, Trent McGinnis, Casey McGinnis, John McGinnis, Jordon Jackson and Kevin Deems. Honorary pallbearers were: Will Deems, Cole Deems, Cody Fannin, Andy McGinnis, Bryson Bell, Matthew Gordon and Jay McGinnis.

The family received friends Sunday at the Rockmart First United Methodist Church from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Flowers will be accepted or those desiring may make memorial gifts to the Eunice D. Yancey Memorial Fund, c/o Rockmart First United Methodist Church, 135 W. Church Street Rockmart, Ga., 30153.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Eunice D. Yancey.

Mr. Waters

Mr. Eddie Dwain Waters, age 57 of Rockmart passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

Mr. Waters was born Jan. 12, 1960 in Floyd County, son of the late Herbert Roy Waters and the late Billy and Betty Jo Pinkard.

He was a graduate of the Rockmart High School Class of 1979 and was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Waters had been a tree surgeon for 32 years and had recently started his own tree service and landscaping company. He loved to work, spend time on the farm with his animals and enjoyed camping, but his greatest love was his family and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Waters.

Survivors included his wife, Angie Mayfield Waters to whom he was married April 15, 1978; daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Matt Davis; son, Nicholas Waters; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Larry Holcomb all of Rockmart; four grandchildren, Eathyn Davis, Eyn Davis, Cameron Waters and Caydan Waters; half-sisters, Cindy Hutchins, Tammy Oswalt and Pam Hobbs; step-sisters, Darlene Fritz, Dana Pinkard and Tammy Trimm; half-brothers, Randy Waters and Scott Waters; and step-brother, Pete Pinkard.

Funeral graveside and interment services for Mr. Waters were held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the family lot of Piney Woods Baptist Church Cemetery of Buchanan with Rev. Jim “Sonny” Pinkard officiating.

Serving as pallbearers: Larry Holcomb, Michael Hall, Charles Jacobs, Ricky Amos, Billy Jones and Greg Margelony.

Honorary pallbearers were: David Chittom, Dillard Perkins, Jimbo Cox, Jarried Bogle, George Mayfield and Kaleb Brantley.

Please visit www.freemanharrisfunerals.com to extend your personal condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral graveside service for Mr. Eddie Dwain Waters.

Ms. Sisneros

Ms. Cynthia Darlene Ammons Sisneros, age 53, of Cedartown passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2017.

Ms. Sisneros was born on Feb. 24, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late William Ammons and Mary Barnhill Ammons.

She was also preceded in death by a son, D.J. Sisneors; a sister, Rosemary Marie Rivera and two brothers, Tommy Ammons and William Ammons.

She is survived by her son, William and Christy Sisneros; her daughter Juana and James Clark; her brother Jeff Ammons; her sister, Betty and Joe Blankenship and six grandchildren, Hayden Clark, Kaleigh Clark, Amaya Sisneros, Leland Sisneros, William Sisneros and Parker Bentley. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside services for Ms. Cynthia Darlene Sisneros were conducted on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Northview Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Huey officiating.

The family received friends Saturday prior to the funeral hour at the Lester Litesey Funeral Home.

The following served as pallbearers William Sisneros, Randy Stephens, Joe Blankenship, Joe Claypool, James Clark and Thomas Ammons, T. J. Ammons served as an honorary pallbearer.

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 of Cynthia Darlene Sisneros.

Mrs. Taff

Mrs. Catherine Marie Roy Taff, age 89, of Cedartown, passed away on Monday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2017.

Mrs. Taff was born November 28, 1927 in Jefferson County, Ala., to the late Noel and Clara Bell Roy.

She was also preceded in death by her husband Ernest Thomas “Tom” Taff.

Mrs. Taff was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Cedartown.

She is survived by her loving family, sons Thomas Michael Taff and Kathryn, Roger Franklin Taff and Robin; brother M. J. Roy; sister Joyce Wiggins; grandchildren Thomas M. Taff Jr., Rachael L. Taff, John F. Taff, Juila A. Taff Ayers and David B. Taff; and one great grandchild Isreal Buttermore.

Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Marie Taff were conducted Friday Sept. 8, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Cedartown, with Rev. Mike Broom officiating.

The family received friends Thursday evening September 7, 2017 at the Lester Litesey Funeral Home.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Catherine Marie Roy Taff.

Mr. Pettit

Mr. Thomas Byron “Bud” Pettit, age 92, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

Mr. Pettit was born in Cedartown, on Sept. 17, 1924, a son of the late Thomas “Doc” Pettit and Hattie Barrett Pettit.

Mr. Pettit lived most of his life in Cedartown and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown where he always enjoyed serving as an church usher. After graduating from Cedar­town High School, Mr. Pettit attended Clemson University until he was drafted into the United States Coast Guard.

After serving his country he returned to Cedartown and married his sweetheart of 65 years, Gilda Kerns.

Mr. Pettit retired from Georgia Kraft with 35 years of service before becoming a full-time cattle farmer on the family farm. Mr. Pettit was a member of the Polk County Farmers Club and was the treasurer of the Polk County Cattleman’s Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gilda Kerns Pettit; daughter, Alice Rebecca “Becky” Pettit Caldwell.

Mr. Pettit is survived by his son and daughter in law, Gray and Milda Pettit of Cedartown; twin sister, Hattie Evangeline Wright “Sister” of Gainesville; grandchildren: Stacie Caldwell Sanders, Ty Caldwell, Laurel Caldwell Womack, Mimi Caldwell Pope, Jennifer Pettit Benefield, Hattie Pettit Molidor, Gregory Pettit, Bridgette Pettit Brumit and Aaron Pettit; eighteen great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren also survive.

The family received friends Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church prior to the service hour.

The memorial service to celebrate Mr. Thomas Byron “Bud” Pettit was held Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church with Dr. Dewayne New and Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.

The family has requested that flowers be omitted and memorial donations can be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund at P.O. Box 720 Cedartown, Ga., 30125.

The Keystone Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Mr. Thomas Byron “Bud” Pettit.

Mrs. Adair

Mrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” Kay McKenzie Adair was a Christian who loved her Lord, family and church family.

She was preceded into eternal life by her dad, Harry Eldon McKenzie Sr.; mother, Betty Ruth Stewart McKenzie; and brother, Harry “Lucky” McKenzie, Jr.

Mrs. Adair was born on March 8, 1950 in Knoxville, Tenn., and went to be with her Lord Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockmart, Ga. where she served as the chairman of the Women’s Ministry and was a teacher of an adult Sunday School class.

Mrs. Adair also led many Bible studies for the women. Jackie also was a member of the adult choir and the WMU. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Powder Springs, Mrs. Adair was a member of the choir, Sunday School teacher and GA leader. She was also involved in the clown and puppet ministries where she shared her talents not only locally but also on mission trips throughout the Southern and Eastern United States. She performed as Bluebird the Clown.

Mrs. Adair was a Registered Nurse having received her RN from St. Mary’s School of Nursing of Knoxville, Tenn., and her BSN from Breneau University in Gainesville. She was also a CNA. Mrs. Adair worked at Cobb General and Paulding Memorial Hospitals as a floor nurse, surgical nurse and in ICU. Mrs. Adair taught nursing assisting for 16 years in Cobb County. She was also the Medical Assisting Director and teacher for Chattahooche Technical College for ten years.

She was survived by her husband of 47 years, Jerry Adair Sr.; their son, Reverend Jerry Adair Jr and his wife Kim of Calhoun; their daughter, Jennifer Kay Adair of Lithia Springs; her brother, Joe McKenzie and his wife Susie of Madison, Ala. She is also survived by three precious grandsons: Jerry “Jay” Adair III, Joshua David Adair and Jonathan Daniel Adair.

The Homecoming service for Mrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” Kay McKenzie Adair was held at the First Baptist Church of Rockmart on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Adair Jr., Rev. Mike Woods and Rev. Jason Odom officiating. Interment services followed at Rockmart Memorial Gardens.

The following served as pallbearers: “Jay” Adair, Josh Adair, Ronald Lovell, James Campbell, Art Summers and Rev. Alan Davis.

Honorary pallbearers were: Jonathan Adair, Dan Casey, Johnny Groover, Charles Perry, Mickey Statham and Brenda Lovell.

Memorials donations may be made to one of the following to help them reach people for Christ: First Baptist Church of Rockmart, Trinity Baptist Church of Calhoun or First Baptist Church of Powder Springs.

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. Jacqueline “Jackie” Kay McKenzie Adair.

Mrs. Ashmore

Mrs. Lucille Bedford Ashmore, age 94 of Cedartown passed away on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1922 in Scottsdale, the daughter of the late Esmond and Maybelle Blaylock Bedford.

Mrs. Ashmore is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Baldwin (Charles); son and daughter-in-law, Phillip Ashmore (Beverly); brother, Ferman Bedford (Jeannie); grandchildren, Denise Stiles (Mike), Greg Ashmore, Brent Ashmore, and Ryan Ashmore (Leah); 11 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson.

Mrs. Ashmore is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Ashmore; parents; and brother, Claude Bedford.

The graveside services for Mrs. Lucille Bedford Ashmore were conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Polk Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.

The family of Mrs. Lucille Bedford Ashmore received family and friends on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 prior to the service hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Greg Ashmore, Ryan Ashmore, Garrett Ashmore, Matthew Runyon, Ethan Stiles, and Evan Stiles. Brent Ashmore served as an honorary pallbearer.

The family respectfully requests that floral arrangements be omitted and donations be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund at P.O. Box 720 Cedartown, Ga., 30125.

Messages of condolences can be made by signing the online guestbook at gammagefh.com

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Lucille Bedford Ashmore.

Mr. Campbell

Mr. Earnest Randall Campbell, age 63 of Cartersville formerly of Rockmart passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.

Mr. Campbell was born Dec. 4, 1953 in Gadsden, Ala., son of the late Earnest Earl Campbell and the late Nellie Imogene Wallace Campbell. He was a member of the Van Wert Baptist Church and a former employee of the Cartersville Spinning Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Randall Campbell.

Survivors included two daughters, Melissa (Jason) Stringer and Felicia (Billy) Morris all of Cartersville; sister, Linda Shaw of Cedartown; two brothers, Wade (Pam) Campbell of Cedartown and Roger Campbell of Rockmart; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Memorial services are to be held at a later date. 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 memorial arrangements for Mr. Earnest Randall Campbell.

Mr. Dempsey

Mr. John William Demp­sey, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2017 following an extended illness.

He was born on March 26, 1943 in Polk County, the son of Luther Jackson Dempsey and Nell Hopper Dempsey.

Mr. Dempsey was a United States Veteran proudly serving in the U.S. Army in South America during the Vietnam Era. Prior to his retirement he had worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in both Cedartown and Cartersville. He retired following 37 dedicated years of service. He was a avid drag racer and loved working on old cars and trucks. He was a member of the Antique Car Club.

Mr. Dempsey was preceded in death by his father, Luther Jackson Dempsey, his mother, Nell Hopper Dempsey and his brother in law, Ray Chandler.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Estes Dempsey and his sister, Sarah Dempsey Chandler. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

The Memorial Service for John William Dempsey were conducted on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2017 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating.

Interment followed in the Jackson Chapel Cemetery with military honors being conducted by the Brewster-Cleveland Post 86 Honor Guard. The family received friends on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2017 at the Litesey Funeral Home.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. John William Dempsey.

Mr. Sides

Mr. Landon Scott Sides, age 20, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at Cobb General Hospital, Austell.

Mr. Sides had lived all of his life in the Rockmart and Aragon area.

He was a member of the Wimberly Hill Baptist Church and his hobbies included skateboarding and playing the guitar.

Mr. Sides was preceded in death by grandparents: Joe and Lena Turner, Peggy Mitchell and Diane Sides; by an uncle, Billy Sides and aunt Brenda Ingram.

Survivors include his father, Kevin Sides and wife Tammy, Cedartown; mother, Marenda Waters and husband Jason, Rockmart; sister, Lacey Sides, Rockmart; brother, Christopher Lane Sides, Cedartown; grandfather, Sam Sides, Cedartown; grandparents, Sue and Noble Waters, Aragon; niece, Oakleigh Sides, Rockmart.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Swift officiating and a eulogy given by Steve Johnson. Interment will follow in the Northview Cemetery, Cedartown.

Pallbearers included: Brian Pyles, Kyler Gay, C.J. Hilburn, Chris Green, Lane Sides and Dusty Powell. Honorary pallbearers were: Chris Short, Dalton Dover, Jacob Green, Andrew Hershman, Drew Jackson and Cash Hughes.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that contributions be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Landon Scott Sides.

Mr. Hooper

Mr. Charles V. “Charlie” Hooper, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Sept. 2, 2017 with his family at his side.

Mr. Hooper was born on Sept. 6, 1941 in Polk County the son of William Cleve Hooper and Evie Belle Johnson Hooper.

Mr. Hooper had been employed by Jockey International for many years and he retired following twenty nine dedicated years.

Later, he went to work for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Cartersville and retired following ten years of service.

He was a member of the Caledonia Lodge # 121 F&AM and prior to declining health Mr. Hooper had been a very active member of the Lees Chapel Baptist Church where he also served as a deacon for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Patricia Johnson Hooper in 1996 and by a number of brothers and sisters.

Mr. Hooper is survived by his wife, Carolyn Walker Hooper, his sons and daughters in law, Todd and Dianne Hooper and Gene and Sherri Hooper; his brother, David Hooper; his sisters, Ruby Nell Camp, Ellen Dempsey and Artie Belle McFall and his grandchildren, Blair and Adam Elrod, Connor and Hannah Hooper and Lauren Hooper.

A number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Charles V. “Charlie” Hooper were conducted on Monday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Meeks, The Rev. Billy Vines and Rev. Terry Sims.

Interment followed in the family lot of the Northview Cemetery with Masonic Rites conducted by the West Georgia Masonic Club officiating at graveside.

The family received friends on Sunday evening, Sept. 3, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following Gentlemen served as pallbearers: Connor Hooper, Eddie Hooper, David Hooper, Brent Hooper, Robby Camp and Rodney McFall.

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 of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Charles V. “Charlie” Hooper.

Mrs. Sanford

Mrs. Patricia Deems Sanford, age 74, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at her residence.

She was born in Aragon, on June 9, 1943, a daughter of the late Hugh Deems and the late Ruby Ailene Collum Deems.

Mrs. Sanford lived all of her life in the Rockmart area where she was a member of the Victory Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Rockmart.

She was very artistic and enjoyed making homemade cards and crafts. Other favorite hobbies included traveling and gardening.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Jamie Lynette Sanford.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Ralph Sanford of Rockmart, to whom she was married on Aug. 17, 1962; daughter, Regina Nettles, Rockmart; grandson, Zach Nettles, Rockmart; three sisters: Mary Ann Mangum, Snellville, Glenda Faye Johnson and her husband David, Rockmart and Doris Wigley and her husband Cecil, Rockmart; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. David Taylor, Rev. Keith Guyton and Rev. Jimmy Hatcher officiating. Interment followed in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Daniel Johnson, Derrick Nettles, Mike Clark, Spencer Mangum, Heath Knudson, Ronnie Gray and Dwain Yates.

Honorary pallbearers were: Jeff Wigley, Mike Shuman, Gevin Johnson, Trent Johnson and the Haralson Pest Control Family.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Patricia Deems Sanford.

Mrs. Standish

Mrs. Maudie Sue Spivey Standish, of Cedartown, (formally Sue Crow of Bennettsville, S.C.) passed away on Sept. 1, 2017, from an extended illness.

Born Jan. 18, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Leo McDuffy Spivey Jr. and Hazel Goude Spivey of Conway, S.C.

Mrs. Standish graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 1968 and earned an Associate Degree in nursing from Florence-Darlington Tech in 1984.

She is survived by her daughter, Gina Crow Hartness and granddaughter, Eugenia Pringle Hartness of Raleigh, N.C., and sisters, Annelle Spivey Edgar (Lou) of Buchanan, and Sally Spivey Glass (George) of Piney Creek, N.C. She was preceded in death by brothers, Leo McDuffy (Mack) Spivey III and Tony John Spivey.

She was an avid equestrian and loved all animals, especially her horse “Little Boy.” She was a passionate nurse who loved her profession.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to your local Humane Society or Horse Rescue.

Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel and Crematory of Buchanan, Georgia, is assisting the family. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Teems

Mr. Hugh Doyle Teems, Sr., age 81, of Centre, AL passed away Friday, September 1, 2017.

Memorial arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.

Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home are in charge of the arragements for Mr. Teems.

Mr. Carpenter

Mr. Joseph Lee Carpenter, age 64, of Fort Payne, Ala., passed away at Erlanger Health System on Sept. 1, 2017.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1953 to Dean and Nell Carpenter.

Mr. Carpenter was retired from Wildcountry Inc. with 30-plus years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Jonah Carpenter and a daughter Meg Carpenter.

Mr. Carpenter is survived by his wife, Deborah Kay Carpenter of Fort Payne, Ala., and a son Bart Carpenter of Huntsville, Ala.

Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. at Northview Cemetery in Cedartown. A visitation was held on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 3 in the chapel of Burt Funeral Home in Fort Payne, Ala. with the Rev. Steve Swafford officiating.

Burt Funeral Home in Fort Payne, Ala., made this announcement locally for the family of Mr. Joseph Lee Carpenter.

Visit www.burtfuneralhomes.com to leave condolences and sign the online guestbook.

Mr. SmithMr. Barry D. Smith, age 63, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday evening, Sept. 7, 2017 following an extended illness.Mr. Smith was born on July 9, 1954 in Cedartown, a son to Don Smith and Mary Frances Hunt Walker.He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother Stephen Smith.Prior to his illness Mr. Smith had been associated with both the Georgia Power Company and the HCA Healthcare Corporation. He was a veteran and had proudly served with the United States Navy.Mr. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown.He is survived by his loving family, his devoted wife, Mrs. Donna Smith; his father, Don Smith; his son, Barry Lee Smith; his daughter, Jennifer Leigh Smith; his brother, Warren Hunt Walker; his sisters, Carol Walker Atkins, Wanda Ingram and Jan Stinson; one grandchild, nieces and nephews survive.In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Smith was cremated.A memorial service for Mr. Barry D. Smith will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, Sept.10, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. No formal visitation is planned at this time.The family has respectfully requested please omit flowers and make memorial contributions in his memory to the: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73123.Visit the memorial web site www.liteseyfh.com to extend personal condolences to the family and to sign the online guestbook.The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Barry D. Smith.Mrs. YanceyMrs. Eunice D. Yancey, age 88, of Aragon, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in Rome.She was born in Anniston, Ala., on Aug. 22, 1929, a daughter of Harl C. Duffey Sr. and Laurah Haywood Duffey.Her family moved to Rome shortly after her birth and she grew up with seven brothers and sisters.In 1946 she married Jack L. McGinnis Sr.. They made their home in Rome until his death in 1960.While working at GE in Rome, she met Jay T. Yancey Jr. and in 1967 the couple married and moved to Rockmart. Mrs. Yancey was a homemaker for several years before going to work at Integrated Products (Aragon) in 1972. As Personnel Manager she loved working with people and made a huge impact on many employees in her Human Resources role. People still often speak today of her influence on them.Mrs. Yancey enjoyed cooking and loved entertaining her family and friends. She and Jay enjoyed their home and were always proud to host numerous church and family events, including several weddings. She was a member and past treasurer of the Rockmart First United Methodist Church.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husbands Jack L. McGinnis, Sr. in November of 1960 and Jay T. Yancey, Jr. in April of 2006 and by two sisters and four brothers.Surviving are six children: Jack McGinnis Jr.(Gloria), Roswell, Jean Coalson (Tony), Rockmart, Danny McGinnis (Kathe), Winter Springs, Fla., Judith M. Jackson (David), Rockmart, David Mc­Ginnis (Judy), Marietta and Tim McGinnis (Connie), Aragon; sister, Harriett Blair, Gainesville; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm in the Rockmart First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeanette Dickens and Rev. Martha Dye officiating. Mr. Jack McGinnis Jr. will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.Pallbearers will include: Chris Gordon, Trent McGinnis, Casey McGinnis, John McGinnis, Jordon Jackson and Kevin Deems. Honorary pallbearers will include: Will Deems, Cole Deems, Cody Fannin, Andy McGinnis, Bryson Bell, Matthew Gordon and Jay McGinnis.The family received friends Sunday at the Rockmart First United Methodist Church from 2:00 pm until the funeral hour.Flowers will be accepted or those desiring may make memorial gifts to the Eunice D. Yancey Memorial Fund, c/o Rockmart First United Methodist Church, 135 W. Church Street Rockmart, Ga., 30153.The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Eunice D. Yancey.Mr. WatersMr. Eddie Dwain Waters, age 57 of Rockmart passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.Mr. Waters was born Jan. 12, 1960 in Floyd County, son of the late Herbert Roy Waters and the late Billy and Betty Jo Pinkard.He was a graduate of the Rockmart High School Class of 1979 and was of the Baptist faith.Mr. Waters had been a tree surgeon for 32 years and had recently started his own tree service and landscaping company. He loved to work, spend time on the farm with his animals and enjoyed camping, but his greatest love was his family and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Waters.Survivors included his wife, Angie Mayfield Waters to whom he was married April 15, 1978; daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Matt Davis; son, Nicholas Waters; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Larry Holcomb all of Rockmart; four grandchildren, Eathyn Davis, Eyn Davis, Cameron Waters and Caydan Waters; half-sisters, Cindy Hutchins, Tammy Oswalt and Pam Hobbs; step-sisters, Darlene Fritz, Dana Pinkard and Tammy Trimm; half-brothers, Randy Waters and Scott Waters; and step-brother, Pete Pinkard.Funeral graveside and interment services for Mr. Waters were held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the family lot of Piney Woods Baptist Church Cemetery of Buchanan with Rev. Jim “Sonny” Pinkard officiating.Serving as pallbearers: Larry Holcomb, Michael Hall, Charles Jacobs, Ricky Amos, Billy Jones and Greg Margelony.Honorary pallbearers were: David Chittom, Dillard Perkins, Jimbo Cox, Jarried Bogle, George Mayfield and Kaleb Brantley.Please visit www.freemanharrisfunerals.com to extend your personal condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook.Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral graveside service for Mr. Eddie Dwain Waters.Ms. SisnerosMs. Cynthia Darlene Ammons Sisneros, age 53, of Cedartown passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2017.Ms. Sisneros was born on Feb. 24, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late William Ammons and Mary Barnhill Ammons.She was also preceded in death by a son, D.J. Sisneors; a sister, Rosemary Marie Rivera and two brothers, Tommy Ammons and William Ammons.She is survived by her son, William and Christy Sisneros; her daughter Juana and James Clark; her brother Jeff Ammons; her sister, Betty and Joe Blankenship and six grandchildren, Hayden Clark, Kaleigh Clark, Amaya Sisneros, Leland Sisneros, William Sisneros and Parker Bentley. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.Graveside services for Ms. Cynthia Darlene Sisneros were conducted on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Northview Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Huey officiating.The family received friends Saturday prior to the funeral hour at the Lester Litesey Funeral Home.The following served as pallbearers William Sisneros, Randy Stephens, Joe Blankenship, Joe Claypool, James Clark and Thomas Ammons, T. J. Ammons served as an honorary pallbearer.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 of Cynthia Darlene Sisneros.Mrs. TaffMrs. Catherine Marie Roy Taff, age 89, of Cedartown, passed away on Monday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2017.Mrs. Taff was born November 28, 1927 in Jefferson County, Ala., to the late Noel and Clara Bell Roy.She was also preceded in death by her husband Ernest Thomas “Tom” Taff.Mrs. Taff was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Cedartown.She is survived by her loving family, sons Thomas Michael Taff and Kathryn, Roger Franklin Taff and Robin; brother M. J. Roy; sister Joyce Wiggins; grandchildren Thomas M. Taff Jr., Rachael L. Taff, John F. Taff, Juila A. Taff Ayers and David B. Taff; and one great grandchild Isreal Buttermore.Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Marie Taff were conducted Friday Sept. 8, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Cedartown, with Rev. Mike Broom officiating.The family received friends Thursday evening September 7, 2017 at the Lester Litesey Funeral Home.For personal condolence and to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.liteseyfh.com.The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Catherine Marie Roy Taff.Mr. PettitMr. Thomas Byron “Bud” Pettit, age 92, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.Mr. Pettit was born in Cedartown, on Sept. 17, 1924, a son of the late Thomas “Doc” Pettit and Hattie Barrett Pettit.Mr. Pettit lived most of his life in Cedartown and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown where he always enjoyed serving as an church usher. After graduating from Cedar­town High School, Mr. Pettit attended Clemson University until he was drafted into the United States Coast Guard.After serving his country he returned to Cedartown and married his sweetheart of 65 years, Gilda Kerns.Mr. Pettit retired from Georgia Kraft with 35 years of service before becoming a full-time cattle farmer on the family farm. Mr. Pettit was a member of the Polk County Farmers Club and was the treasurer of the Polk County Cattleman’s Club.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gilda Kerns Pettit; daughter, Alice Rebecca “Becky” Pettit Caldwell.Mr. Pettit is survived by his son and daughter in law, Gray and Milda Pettit of Cedartown; twin sister, Hattie Evangeline Wright “Sister” of Gainesville; grandchildren: Stacie Caldwell Sanders, Ty Caldwell, Laurel Caldwell Womack, Mimi Caldwell Pope, Jennifer Pettit Benefield, Hattie Pettit Molidor, Gregory Pettit, Bridgette Pettit Brumit and Aaron Pettit; eighteen great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren also survive.The family received friends Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church prior to the service hour.The memorial service to celebrate Mr. Thomas Byron “Bud” Pettit was held Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church with Dr. Dewayne New and Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.The family has requested that flowers be omitted and memorial donations can be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund at P.O. Box 720 Cedartown, Ga., 30125.The Keystone Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.The Smith and Miller Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Mr. Thomas Byron “Bud” Pettit.Mrs. AdairMrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” Kay McKenzie Adair was a Christian who loved her Lord, family and church family.She was preceded into eternal life by her dad, Harry Eldon McKenzie Sr.; mother, Betty Ruth Stewart McKenzie; and brother, Harry “Lucky” McKenzie, Jr.Mrs. Adair was born on March 8, 1950 in Knoxville, Tenn., and went to be with her Lord Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockmart, Ga. where she served as the chairman of the Women’s Ministry and was a teacher of an adult Sunday School class.Mrs. Adair also led many Bible studies for the women. Jackie also was a member of the adult choir and the WMU. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Powder Springs, Mrs. Adair was a member of the choir, Sunday School teacher and GA leader. She was also involved in the clown and puppet ministries where she shared her talents not only locally but also on mission trips throughout the Southern and Eastern United States. She performed as Bluebird the Clown.Mrs. Adair was a Registered Nurse having received her RN from St. Mary’s School of Nursing of Knoxville, Tenn., and her BSN from Breneau University in Gainesville. She was also a CNA. Mrs. Adair worked at Cobb General and Paulding Memorial Hospitals as a floor nurse, surgical nurse and in ICU. Mrs. Adair taught nursing assisting for 16 years in Cobb County. She was also the Medical Assisting Director and teacher for Chattahooche Technical College for ten years.She was survived by her husband of 47 years, Jerry Adair Sr.; their son, Reverend Jerry Adair Jr and his wife Kim of Calhoun; their daughter, Jennifer Kay Adair of Lithia Springs; her brother, Joe McKenzie and his wife Susie of Madison, Ala. She is also survived by three precious grandsons: Jerry “Jay” Adair III, Joshua David Adair and Jonathan Daniel Adair.The Homecoming service for Mrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” Kay McKenzie Adair was held at the First Baptist Church of Rockmart on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Adair Jr., Rev. Mike Woods and Rev. Jason Odom officiating. Interment services followed at Rockmart Memorial Gardens.The following served as pallbearers: “Jay” Adair, Josh Adair, Ronald Lovell, James Campbell, Art Summers and Rev. Alan Davis.Honorary pallbearers were: Jonathan Adair, Dan Casey, Johnny Groover, Charles Perry, Mickey Statham and Brenda Lovell.Memorials donations may be made to one of the following to help them reach people for Christ: First Baptist Church of Rockmart, Trinity Baptist Church of Calhoun or First Baptist Church of Powder Springs.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. Jacqueline “Jackie” Kay McKenzie Adair.Mrs. AshmoreMrs. Lucille Bedford Ashmore, age 94 of Cedartown passed away on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.She was born on Sept. 7, 1922 in Scottsdale, the daughter of the late Esmond and Maybelle Blaylock Bedford.Mrs. Ashmore is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Baldwin (Charles); son and daughter-in-law, Phillip Ashmore (Beverly); brother, Ferman Bedford (Jeannie); grandchildren, Denise Stiles (Mike), Greg Ashmore, Brent Ashmore, and Ryan Ashmore (Leah); 11 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson.Mrs. Ashmore is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Ashmore; parents; and brother, Claude Bedford.The graveside services for Mrs. Lucille Bedford Ashmore were conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Polk Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.The family of Mrs. Lucille Bedford Ashmore received family and friends on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 prior to the service hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Greg Ashmore, Ryan Ashmore, Garrett Ashmore, Matthew Runyon, Ethan Stiles, and Evan Stiles. Brent Ashmore served as an honorary pallbearer.The family respectfully requests that floral arrangements be omitted and donations be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund at P.O. Box 720 Cedartown, Ga., 30125.Messages of condolences can be made by signing the online guestbook at gammagefh.comThe Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Lucille Bedford Ashmore.Mr. CampbellMr. Earnest Randall Campbell, age 63 of Cartersville formerly of Rockmart passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.Mr. Campbell was born Dec. 4, 1953 in Gadsden, Ala., son of the late Earnest Earl Campbell and the late Nellie Imogene Wallace Campbell. He was a member of the Van Wert Baptist Church and a former employee of the Cartersville Spinning Company.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Randall Campbell.Survivors included two daughters, Melissa (Jason) Stringer and Felicia (Billy) Morris all of Cartersville; sister, Linda Shaw of Cedartown; two brothers, Wade (Pam) Campbell of Cedartown and Roger Campbell of Rockmart; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Memorial services are to be held at a later date. 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 memorial arrangements for Mr. Earnest Randall Campbell.Mr. DempseyMr. John William Demp­sey, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2017 following an extended illness.He was born on March 26, 1943 in Polk County, the son of Luther Jackson Dempsey and Nell Hopper Dempsey.Mr. Dempsey was a United States Veteran proudly serving in the U.S. Army in South America during the Vietnam Era. Prior to his retirement he had worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in both Cedartown and Cartersville. He retired following 37 dedicated years of service. He was a avid drag racer and loved working on old cars and trucks. He was a member of the Antique Car Club.Mr. Dempsey was preceded in death by his father, Luther Jackson Dempsey, his mother, Nell Hopper Dempsey and his brother in law, Ray Chandler.He is survived by his wife, Cindy Estes Dempsey and his sister, Sarah Dempsey Chandler. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.The Memorial Service for John William Dempsey were conducted on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2017 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Reginald Campbell officiating.Interment followed in the Jackson Chapel Cemetery with military honors being conducted by the Brewster-Cleveland Post 86 Honor Guard. The family received friends on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2017 at the Litesey Funeral Home.For personal condolence and to sign the online guestbook, please visit liteseyfh.com.The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. John William Dempsey.Mr. SidesMr. Landon Scott Sides, age 20, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at Cobb General Hospital, Austell.Mr. Sides had lived all of his life in the Rockmart and Aragon area.He was a member of the Wimberly Hill Baptist Church and his hobbies included skateboarding and playing the guitar.Mr. Sides was preceded in death by grandparents: Joe and Lena Turner, Peggy Mitchell and Diane Sides; by an uncle, Billy Sides and aunt Brenda Ingram.Survivors include his father, Kevin Sides and wife Tammy, Cedartown; mother, Marenda Waters and husband Jason, Rockmart; sister, Lacey Sides, Rockmart; brother, Christopher Lane Sides, Cedartown; grandfather, Sam Sides, Cedartown; grandparents, Sue and Noble Waters, Aragon; niece, Oakleigh Sides, Rockmart.Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Swift officiating and a eulogy given by Steve Johnson. Interment will follow in the Northview Cemetery, Cedartown.Pallbearers included: Brian Pyles, Kyler Gay, C.J. Hilburn, Chris Green, Lane Sides and Dusty Powell. Honorary pallbearers were: Chris Short, Dalton Dover, Jacob Green, Andrew Hershman, Drew Jackson and Cash Hughes.In lieu of flowers the family has requested that contributions be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Landon Scott Sides.Mr. HooperMr. Charles V. “Charlie” Hooper, age 75, of Cedartown, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Sept. 2, 2017 with his family at his side.Mr. Hooper was born on Sept. 6, 1941 in Polk County the son of William Cleve Hooper and Evie Belle Johnson Hooper.Mr. Hooper had been employed by Jockey International for many years and he retired following twenty nine dedicated years.Later, he went to work for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Cartersville and retired following ten years of service.He was a member of the Caledonia Lodge # 121 F&AM and prior to declining health Mr. Hooper had been a very active member of the Lees Chapel Baptist Church where he also served as a deacon for many years.In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Patricia Johnson Hooper in 1996 and by a number of brothers and sisters.Mr. Hooper is survived by his wife, Carolyn Walker Hooper, his sons and daughters in law, Todd and Dianne Hooper and Gene and Sherri Hooper; his brother, David Hooper; his sisters, Ruby Nell Camp, Ellen Dempsey and Artie Belle McFall and his grandchildren, Blair and Adam Elrod, Connor and Hannah Hooper and Lauren Hooper.A number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.Funeral services for Mr. Charles V. “Charlie” Hooper were conducted on Monday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Meeks, The Rev. Billy Vines and Rev. Terry Sims.Interment followed in the family lot of the Northview Cemetery with Masonic Rites conducted by the West Georgia Masonic Club officiating at graveside.The family received friends on Sunday evening, Sept. 3, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.The following Gentlemen served as pallbearers: Connor Hooper, Eddie Hooper, David Hooper, Brent Hooper, Robby Camp and Rodney McFall.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 of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Charles V. “Charlie” Hooper.Mrs. SanfordMrs. Patricia Deems Sanford, age 74, of Rockmart, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at her residence.She was born in Aragon, on June 9, 1943, a daughter of the late Hugh Deems and the late Ruby Ailene Collum Deems.Mrs. Sanford lived all of her life in the Rockmart area where she was a member of the Victory Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Rockmart.She was very artistic and enjoyed making homemade cards and crafts. Other favorite hobbies included traveling and gardening.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Jamie Lynette Sanford.Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Ralph Sanford of Rockmart, to whom she was married on Aug. 17, 1962; daughter, Regina Nettles, Rockmart; grandson, Zach Nettles, Rockmart; three sisters: Mary Ann Mangum, Snellville, Glenda Faye Johnson and her husband David, Rockmart and Doris Wigley and her husband Cecil, Rockmart; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. David Taylor, Rev. Keith Guyton and Rev. Jimmy Hatcher officiating. Interment followed in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.Pallbearers included: Daniel Johnson, Derrick Nettles, Mike Clark, Spencer Mangum, Heath Knudson, Ronnie Gray and Dwain Yates.Honorary pallbearers were: Jeff Wigley, Mike Shuman, Gevin Johnson, Trent Johnson and the Haralson Pest Control Family.The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Patricia Deems Sanford.Mrs. StandishMrs. Maudie Sue Spivey Standish, of Cedartown, (formally Sue Crow of Bennettsville, S.C.) passed away on Sept. 1, 2017, from an extended illness.Born Jan. 18, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Leo McDuffy Spivey Jr. and Hazel Goude Spivey of Conway, S.C.Mrs. Standish graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 1968 and earned an Associate Degree in nursing from Florence-Darlington Tech in 1984.She is survived by her daughter, Gina Crow Hartness and granddaughter, Eugenia Pringle Hartness of Raleigh, N.C., and sisters, Annelle Spivey Edgar (Lou) of Buchanan, and Sally Spivey Glass (George) of Piney Creek, N.C. She was preceded in death by brothers, Leo McDuffy (Mack) Spivey III and Tony John Spivey.She was an avid equestrian and loved all animals, especially her horse “Little Boy.” She was a passionate nurse who loved her profession.In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to your local Humane Society or Horse Rescue.Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel and Crematory of Buchanan, Georgia, is assisting the family. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.Mr. TeemsMr. Hugh Doyle Teems, Sr., age 81, of Centre, AL passed away Friday, September 1, 2017.Memorial arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home are in charge of the arragements for Mr. Teems.Mr. CarpenterMr. Joseph Lee Carpenter, age 64, of Fort Payne, Ala., passed away at Erlanger Health System on Sept. 1, 2017.He was born on Aug. 16, 1953 to Dean and Nell Carpenter.Mr. Carpenter was retired from Wildcountry Inc. with 30-plus years.He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Jonah Carpenter and a daughter Meg Carpenter.Mr. Carpenter is survived by his wife, Deborah Kay Carpenter of Fort Payne, Ala., and a son Bart Carpenter of Huntsville, Ala.Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. at Northview Cemetery in Cedartown. A visitation was held on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 3 in the chapel of Burt Funeral Home in Fort Payne, Ala. with the Rev. Steve Swafford officiating.Burt Funeral Home in Fort Payne, Ala., made this announcement locally for the family of Mr. Joseph Lee Carpenter.Visit www.burtfuneralhomes.com to leave condolences and sign the online guestbook.