Obituaries

Mrs. Cook

Mrs. Rhonda Lynn Cook, age 53, of Aragon, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in a Rome medical center following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Rockmart on Sept. 26, 1964, a daughter of William Edward Roach and Shelvie Robinson Roach.

Mrs. Cook had lived all of her life in Polk County where she was a graduate of Rockmart High School class of 1982 and a member of Friendly Baptist Church of Cedartown for 22 years.

She loved her family and always enjoyed traveling to the beach and spending time with family.

Mrs. Cook was employed by Walmart for 10 years before becoming an employee of the Department of Family and Children Services where she worked for 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Edward Roach on Oct. 18, 2015.

Survivors include her husband, Ricky Cook of Aragon, to whom she was married on June 7, 1986; daughter, Brittany Smith and her husband Corey, Rockmart; son, Adam Cook, Aragon; two grandchildren: Maddie and Isaac Smith, Rockmart and her mother, Shelvia Roach, Aragon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Friendly Baptist Church, Cedartown with Rev. Hugh Burdette, Rev. Colt Deems and Rev. Randy Vines officiating. Interment will follow in the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery, Rockmart.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 9 PM at the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cook will lie instate at the church on Saturday from 1:00 PM until the funeral hour.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Sonny Hendrix, Tim Ingle, Brent Edwards, David Cupp, Kenneth Hulsey, Joseph Landrum, Matt Miller and Tim Deems. Honorary pallbearers were Corey Ingle, Shane Nale, Lonnie Nale, Dennis Foor, Chris Pruitt, David Ingle, Danny Elliott and Roy Thaxton.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Rhonda Lynn Cook.

Ms. Elliott

Ms.Edna Elliott, age 98 of Rockmart passed away Thursday morning, Nov.30, 2017.

Ms. Elliott was born Feb. 18, 1919 in Atlanta, daughter of the late John Henry Elliott and the late Delia Mae Ingram Elliott.

She grew up in Atlanta where she graduated from Atlanta Girl’s High School. She attended night classes at the University of Georgia (now Georgia State University) where she majored in accounting and attended night classes at the Atlanta Bible Institute and Mercer University in Atlanta.

She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 12 and attended the First Baptist Church of Lithonia for 25 years before moving to Rockmart.

Ms. Elliott had been a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Rockmart since 1997 where she was a Sunday School Teacher in the Adult 4 Department and prayer chairman for the WMU.

She retired from Sears with 40 years of service as manager in the accounting and processing center in Atlanta. After retirement, she began her labor of love as caregiver for her mother, aunt, brother and sister.

She was active in the First Baptist Church of Rockmart until the age of 90 when she broke her hip and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Preston A. Elliott; and a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Pete Wilson.

Survivors included a nephew, Rev. Jere Wilson and his wife Joyce who were special caregivers; several other nieces and nephews and a loving church family.

Funeral graveside and interment services for Ms. Elliott were held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the family lot of the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jere Wilson officiating.

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

Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral graveside service for Miss Edna Elliott.

Mr. Holland

Mr. Bobby Gene Holland, age 77 of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

He was born on March 24, 1940 in Rome, the son of the late Charles Buford and Jessie Beatrice Gilreath Holland.

Mr. Holland is survived by his wife, Mary Googe Holland; daughters, Sandra Lee Allbritten (Lonnie Jr.), Debra Jeanne Patterson and Carol Denise Wisenburg (Steve); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Holland was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, John Charles Holland, Michael Wayne Holland and Tommy Franklin Holland.

The funeral arrangements for Mr. Bobby Gene Holland were conducted on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 noon in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Tucker officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery.

The family of Mr. Holland received family and friends on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 prior to funeral hour at Gammage Funeral Home.

The family requested that flowers are to be omitted and donations can be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital, 1001 Johnson Ferry Road N.E., Atlanta, Ga., 30342, or visit www.shrinershospitals.org/Donate.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Greg Padgett, Mike Googe, Steve Googe, Stuart Allbritten and Mikki Cunningham.

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. Bobby Gene Holland.

Mr. Swain

Mr. Charles A. Swain Jr., age 62 of Cedartown, formerly of Monroe, La., and Rockmart, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 4, 2017 after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

Mr. Swain was born Feb. 4, 1955 in Monroe, La., son of Charles A. Swain Sr. and the late Emmalou Barton Swain.

He was a 1973 graduate of Neville High School of Monroe and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Mr. Swain was a former employee of Courier Express and Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing of Rome. He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church of Rockmart and his life was devoted to his wife and grandchildren.

Survivors included his wife, Sharlette Denise (Newton) Swain of Cedartown to whom he was married May 22, 2004; two daughters and sons-in-law, Noel and Ricky Shepperd of Buchanan and Nikki and Russ Shaw of Cedartown; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Michelle Barker of Rockmart; eleven, grandchildren, Jacob Shaw, Makenzy Barker, Heather Yarborough, Tyler Shaw, Darrah Barker, Dennah Barker, Rachel Shepperd, Eli Shaw, Issac Shaw, Emily Barker and Tripp Barker; and one great-granddaughter, Sophie Yarborough; His father, Charles A. Swain, Sr. of Farmerville, La.; two brothers, Bart Swain of Shreveport, La., and Greg Swain of Woodstock; aunt, Carolyn Thompson of Shreveport, La.; and a nephew, Josh Swain also of Shreveport.

Funeral services for Mr. Swain were held on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Barry Snapp and Brother Melton Moss officiating. A eulogy was given by Mr. Jacob Shaw.

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

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Zach Purser, Zach Edwards, Denton Waits, Sonny Newton, Tyler Shaw and Jacob Shaw.

Honorary pallbearers were: Gerald Peal, Dewey Snapp, Felton Brown, Ernie Haskin, James Bell and Terry Lewallen.

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 Mr. Charles A. Swain Jr.

Mr. Smith

Mr. Matthew Lee Smith, age 45, of the Piedmont, Alabama, community passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

He was born in Rome on Nov. 6, 1972, a son of David and Rita McCain Smith.

He was a graduate of Cedartown High School Class of 1991 and a veteran with the Georgia National Guard.

Mr. Smith was an electrician by trade and was employed with Local IBEW 613 in Atlanta.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. Those who knew Mr. Smith, knew him as a great father, friend and a loving son. He was always a selfless caring person willing to lend a helping hand.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his grandparents: William and Alma Smith and Richard and Julie McCain.

He is survived by his son, Patrick Smith; granddaughter, Aubree Brielle Smith; parents, David and Rita Smith; sister, Katrina Smith Gonzalez; nephews, Brandon and Cory Davis; nieces, Jessica Davis and Marisela Gonzalez. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

The family received friends Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 prior to the service hour at Smith and Miller Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Matthew were held Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Smith and Miller Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip Drake officiating.

Interment followed in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Brewster-Cleveland Post #86 Honor Guard.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Cory Davis, Brandon Davis, Christopher Pyles, T.J. Amos, Jay Jordan and Austin Bedford.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown was honored to serve the family of Mr. Matthew Lee Smith.

Mrs. Mayfield

Ms. Amy Mayfield, age 75, of Dallas, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1942, to the late James Akins and Georgia Turner, and was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Mayfield, sisters, Nancy Poole and Delle Turner.

Mrs. Mayfield worked in the kitchen at Wellstar for several years and was a member of High Shoals Baptist Church.

She loved her church, music, NASCAR racing, and dancing.

Survivors include her son, Mark and Phyliss Mayfield of Blue Ridge; daughter, Carla and Mike Upton of Rockmart; sisters, Audrey and John Jones of Rockmart, Margaret and Clayton Myre of Rainbow City, Ala., and Jennifer and Judson Childers of Rockmart; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were set to be held on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at 11 a.m., from Clark Funeral Home, with Reverend Jason Morgan officiating. No information from the funeral home was forthcoming on whether services were rescheduled.

Interment followed in High Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery. David Davis, Aaron Davis, Dustin Morris, Gage Rogers, Brent Chastain and Joe Turner will serve as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening, Dec. 7, 2017.

Ms. Sutton

Ms. Myra Evelyn Sutton, age 95, of Cedartown, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2017.

Ms. Sutton was born July 31, 1922 in Polk County to the late Walter and Steller Sutton.

Ms.. Sutton worked for many years as a salesperson for J C Penny Co., and was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.

Surviving are a number of loving Nephews, Nieces and other family members.

Graveside services for Myra Evelyn Sutton were conducted Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Friendship Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Friendship Cemetery Fund.

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 is in charge of the arrangements for Miss. Myra Evelyn Sutton.

Mrs. Fleming

Mrs. Ruby Fleming, age 61, of Buchanan, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Mrs. Fleming was born April 28, 1956 to the late Gerald and Ruby Hammond Price and was also preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Archambault.

Surviving are her daughters, Julie and Michael Craft and Brandy Evens; sister, Patricia Boadamer and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Fleming will be cremated and no services are planed at this time.

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. Ruby B. Fleming.

Mrs. Garmon

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Prewett Garmon, age 83, of Cedartown, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

She was born on Feb. 28, 1934 in Cedartown, and was a lifelong resident of the community.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas Franklin and Irene Cornelia Kuglar Prewett.

Mrs. Garmon graduated from Cedartown High School, she worked at NOP CO. Chemical Company, Rome Plow, and the Polk County Tag Office, and in the Voter Registrar’s Office where she served as the County Registrar for several years.

She was a member of the Akes Station Home Demonstration Club, was an active member f the Pine Bower WMU, the Women of Georgia Power, the CHS Band Parents Club (for more than 10 years), the Brewster School PTA, and she supported her children in sports participation, clubs (she was among the first 4-H’ers in Georgia to attend camp at Rock Eagle), piano lessons, and band.

As her children progressed through school she substitute taught at each school they attended. She enjoyed being a homemaker and was an expert seamstress, quilter, and a loving mother.

Mrs. Garmon was also a member of Pine Bower Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher,VBS director, WMU president, youth leader, and even the janitor.

Mrs. Garmon is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Rita Garmon Carter (Vacel) and Joye Garmon Weeks (Richard); sons and daughters-in-law, Donald C. Garmon (LuAnn) and William A. Garmon (Lisa) all of Cedartown; brother, Jack Prewett (Sandra);13 grandchildren, Elijah Garmon (Melita), Jeremy Garmon, David Garmon (Lynda), Sarah Tolman (Jacob), Rebekah Baird (Zachary), Abel Garmon, Andrew Carter (Tamara), Anna Carter, Casey Garmon (Katie), Kerri Allred, Britney Weeks, Jason Weeks (Kellie), and Susan Morgan ; 26 great-grandchildren also survive.

Mrs.Garmon is preceded in death by her loving husband Fay C. Garmon; parents; and brother, Albert Prewett.

The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Prewett Garmon were held at Pine Bower Baptist Church on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Tanner and several family members officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Roger Kiser officiating.

The family received family and friends on Thursday evening, Dec. 7, 2017 at the Gammage Funeral Home.

Mrs. Garmon’s grandchildren served as pallbearers.

The family respectfully requested that all floral contributions be omitted and that memorial donations be made to a children’s charity of your choosing or to the Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in her honor.

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 Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Prewett Garmon.

Mr. Lindsey

Mr. James Allan “Jamie” Lindsey, age 64 of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

He was born on Oct. 13, 1953, in Cedartown, the son of the late James Herman Lindsey and Sally Ruth Baker Lindsey.

Mr. Lindsey was first and foremost a Christian, and his proudest achievement was starting Youth for Christ at Cedartown High School in 1971. His interests included a passion for music and playing guitar.

He was an avid antiques collector, especially treasuring rare, antique bottles. Additionally, Mr. Lindsey was a loyal Atlanta Falcons fan.

Mr. Lindsey is survived by his wife Nina Bowen Lindsey; daughters Amie Lindsey Dobbs (Ron) and Rachel Lindsey Roberts (Brian); sister Delores L. Wood; grandsons Andrew Rainey and John French; nephew Jonathan Wood; nieces Tiffany Castellanos and Ashlie Floyd; grandnephews Clayton Floyd and Bricen Floyd; and grandniece Keylie Sisson.

Mr. Lindsey is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Terry Lindsey, and his brother-in-law Dean Wood.

The funeral arrangements for Jamie Lindsey were set for Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at three o’clock in the afternoon at Eastview Baptist Church with Rev. Reginald Campbell and Mr. Clayton Floyd officiating.

Interment will follow in the Eastview Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family were set to receive family and friends on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, prior to the funeral hour.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Brian Roberts, Tommy Roberts, John French, Andrew Rainey, Jonathan Wood, Clayton FLoyd and Bricen Floyd.

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. James Allan “ Jamie” Lindsey.

Mrs. Roberson

Mrs. Mary S. Roberson, age 83, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Mrs. Roberson was born on Nov. 18, 1934 in Floyd County area of Cave Spring, the daughter of the late Coy Shaw and Mary Angel Shaw.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Dave C. Roberson Jr., to whom she married in 1955.

Together they had a happy and successful life for 41 years until Dave passed away in 1996.

Mrs. Roberson was a graduate of Cave Spring High School where she played basketball under the leadership of Coach Graham Woodall.

She was also the Valedictorian of her graduating class. “Miss Mary” as many folks called her, loved her family and friends.

Nothing delighted her more than running into friends at the grocery store or Walmart and having a good visit with them and catching up on the town news. Her children, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and sister was her life.

A true southern belle, she had mastered the “Art of good southern cooking” and not many people in this part of the State hasn’t enjoyed many of her delights.

Formally educated in accounting and bookkeeping, she was very instrumental to many in the field of business. Mrs. Roberson was an employee of H. E. Hennigh Inc. for 40 years.

She was also an owner and operator of Meadow Lakes Golf Course for 29 years.

Mrs. Roberson loved business and her specialty was the Restaurant field, where she excelled in many ways.

Truly, Cedartown and Polk County has lost a precious angel, and Heaven gained a true Gem. Mary was a proud, longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown.

Mrs. Mary Roberson is survived by her three children, Mike and Debbie Roberson, Greg and Angie Roberson and Amy Roberson Grindstaff and Wesley; a sister, Faye Cornelius.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Matt and Marina Roberson, Mark and Carley Roberson, Brett and Lacee Roberson, Ryan Roberson McLendon, Hayden and Mary Roberson, Tori Roberson, Beth Grindstaff Forrister and Matt, Brittney Grindstaff Parker and Terry, David Grindstaff and April Grindstaff Greenway and Brandon. Mary also has nine great grandchildren; Dylan Roberson, Braedyn Roberson, Lila and Cooper McLendon, Thomas Kate Roberson, Avery and Aiden Forrister, Barkley, Slade and Kaley Parker and Lexi Folsom. She has two nieces, Leigh Cornelius Drewry and Russ and Anna Cornelius Arp and Clay, with great nieces, Ally and Anna-Claire Arp and Mattie Claire Drewry and great nephews, Clayton Arp and Tucker Drewry.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Roberson were conducted on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Cedartown with opening prayer by Rev. David McKinzey, eulogy by Mr. John Husser and the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.

Music was under the direction of Mrs. Leah Redden and Mr. Martin West.

Interment followed in the family lot of the Northview Cemetery.

The family received friends on Tuesday evening, Dec. 5, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following Gentlemen were asked to serve as pallbearers: Mark Roberson, Matt Roberson, Hayden Roberson, Brett Roberson, David Grindstaff, Terry Parker and Matt Forrister.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to a church or charity of ones choice.

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 Mrs. Mary Ellen Roberson.