Obituaries

Mr. Mobbs

Mr. John L. Mobbs, age 77 of Esom Hill, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1941 in Rome, the son of the late Ralph Duncan Mobbs and Lela Angeline Nixon Mobbs.

Mr. Mobbs is survived by his wife, Frances McWhorter Mobbs; daughters, Polly Mobbs Hopkins (Stanley) and Pamela Mobbs O’Neal (Tracy); son, Kevin Lee Mobbs (Selena); grandchildren, Kayland Carol Hopkins, Ethan N. O’Neal and Dixie Lela Mobbs; sisters, Margie O’Neal, JoAnn Gable(Billy) and Patricia Cannon (Noel); brothers, Marvin Mobbs (Faye) and Houston (Beatrice) Mobbs; Sister-in-Laws, Bobbie Mobbs, and Irene Welchel, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Mobbs is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Irene Hill, Josephine Ingram and Edith Kines brothers, Harvey Lee Mobbs and Robert J. Mobbs; brothers-in-law Henry O’Neal, Buck Ingram, Herman Hill, Grady Kines, Bobby Early, and Robert Welchel; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Earley.

The funeral arrangements for Mr. John L. Mobbs were held on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family of Mr. Mobbs received family and friends on Saturday evening, Feb. 24, 2018 at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The following served as pallbearers: Kevin Mobbs, Dixie Lela Mobbs, Ethan N. O’Neal, Stanley Hopkins, Todd Hice and Gerrik Gable.

Honorary pallbearers were Mr. and Mrs. Mobbs’ nieces and nephews.

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. John L. Mobbs.

Ms. Martin

Ms. Connie Sue Robinson Martin, age 71 of Marietta formerly of Rockmart passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

Ms. Martin was born Jan. 24, 1947 in Rockmart, daughter of the late Grady Malcolm “Slow” Robinson and the late Myrtle Ray Robinson.

She was a graduate of the Rockmart High School Class of 1965 and attended Coosa Valley Technical College. Ms. Martin was a member of the Roswell Street Baptist Church of Marietta and retired from the Lockheed-Martin Corporation with 43 years of service.

She loved NASCAR racing, being a Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan, and not to forget her beloved Georgia Tech.

She also had a deep love for her family and friends and loved memories of her working days at Lockheed.

Survivors included a son, James “Kevin” Robinson of Marietta; and one granddaughter, Kali Robinson.

A celebration of life for Ms. Martin was held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Mr. Tim Hurt officiating.

Eulogies were given by family and friends. Interment services followed in the family lot of Rose Hill Cemetery.

Honorary Escorts were the “Golden Girls.”

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 Ms. Connie Sue Robinson Martin.

Mrs. Miller

Mrs. Flora “Flo” Miller, age 65, of Cedartown passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 after an extended illness.

She was born on July 19, 1952 in Silver City, N.M., to Robert and Angie Chacon McDonald. She and her husband Bucky moved to Cedartown in 1981.

Mrs. Miller served our community for 20 years as a police officer with the City of Cedartown. Flo was hired by Chief Moss as the department’s first female police officer.

Once she retired from the police department she continued her love of helping others while working for the local district attorney’s office as a witness victim advocate.

She and her husband loved to travel with the RV and attend NASCAR races, rodeo events, country music concerts and eating out together in local restaurants.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert McDonald; brother, Eddie Joe McDonald; sister, Frances McDonald.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, “Bucky” Miller, for whom she married Sept. 30, 1978; daughter, Anna F. Pelletier; mother, Angie C. McDonald; brother and sister in law, Robert and Molly McDonald; sisters and brothers in law, Alice Gilbert Lopez and Norma and Dionicio Espinosa. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The service to celebrate the life of Flora Miller will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Smith and Miller Funeral Home with Rev. Trey Stephens and Rev. Clay Horton officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smith and Miller Funeral Home.

The family has asked that flowers please be omitted and memorial contributions can be made in her memory to either Homestead Hospice of Cartersville or Alzheimer association

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Flora “Flo” Miller.

Mrs. Pope

Mrs. Allie Mabel Garmon Pope, age 96 of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

She was born on June 23, 1921 in Bluffton, Ala., the daughter of the late Clifton Russell and Electa Mabel Peek Garmon.

At an early age, her mother taught her to play the piano. After her mother’s passing at age 13, Mrs. Pope continued and became a great pianist.

Mrs. Pope is survived by her sister Alma Garmon Jackson (Howard); sister-in-law, Jeanette Knight Garmon; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Mrs. Pope is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hershel Pope; brothers, Carl Garmon, Clinton Garmon (Izora), Herman Garmon (Annie Lee), Fay Garmon (Ann), Chester Garmon; and her sister Ellie Garmon Voyles (George).

The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Allie Mabel Garmon Pope were held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Mr. Don Garmon officiating.

Interment followed in the Union Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family of Mrs. Pope received family and friends on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 prior to the funeral hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

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. Allie Mabel Garmon Pope.

Mrs. Hooker

Mrs. Robyn Angela “Angie” Holland Hooker, 56, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

She was born on March 11, 1961, to the parents Charles and Margaret Holland.

Shortly after her birth the family moved to a new home on Tuck Street where she would spend her entire childhood. Happy times, good friends, and lifelong friendships followed.

A natural tomboy, the adjacent dirt road and wooded areas provided the perfect opportunity for childhood adventures. Cousins on both sides of the family completed her circle of peers, with cousin Greg Swafford becoming the brother she would never have, and Aunt Lettie Swafford becoming a second mother and lifelong soulmate.

Mrs. Hooker graduated from Cedartown High School, class of 1979, and married Don Woods from Rockmart, producing two children. Matthew Woods and his wife Chrissy live in Carrollton with their daughter Kahlan Berenak (age 9). Daughter Madison Woods lives in Villa Rica, with her precious daughter Adelynn Rae (age 2).

She was married to James Hooker, formerly of California, June 2002, and they reside in Carrollton, Georgia. Their daughter Alexa (age 15) is an excellent student at Central High School, and is a member of the Color Guard in their band.

Mrs. Hooker’s travels involved several states, including many trips to California to visit her sister, Alicia Holland and her husband Dr. Kenneth Puryear, who reside in Visalia, California. She was often joined by sister Jane Frew, who lives in Cedartown with her husband Vance Frew. Her favorite trips probably involved a visit to a casino.

Her mother’s daughter, she loved nothing better than driving around searching for yard sales.

Mrs. Hooker passed away after a lengthy and bravely fought battle with breast cancer.

Family and friends, particularly the group of women lovingly referred to as “The Magnolias” joined her during this struggle, led by the efforts of her dearest friend Wannetta Beck.

Last June she was blessed beyond measure when her caretaker Joanie Jones arrived on the scene and proved beyond a doubt that there truly are earthly angels.

Even as our hearts grieve, we celebrate the remarkable woman who faced every challenge with courage, bravery, and a heart full of love. We know she has gone on to join so many loved ones who have passed before her, including grandparents, her Mom and Dad, and a nephew Alan Moore.

The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Robyn Angela “Angie” Holland Hooker was held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Mr. Kyle Beck officiating.

The family of Mrs. Hooker received family and friends on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 prior to the funeral hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The body was cremated after the funeral service.

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. Robyn Angela “Angie” Holland Hooker.

Mr. Benefield

Mr. Chris Benefield, age 58 of Cedartown, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1960, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah A. and Shirley Louise Packer Benefield.

Mr. Benefield is survived by his parents; wife, Rhonda A. Gray; daughters, Brittainy Adams, Hannah Pruitt and Sarah Gray; sons, Adam Benefield, Jake Daniel Benefield and Jesse Schexnayder; sister, Kim Allen; brothers, Tim Benefield and David Benefield and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Benefield is preceded in death by his daughter, Ala Olivia Benefield and brothers, Jeffery Benefield, Philip Benefield and Daniel Benefield.

The funeral arrangements for Mr. Chris Benefield were held on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lake Christian Center with Pastor Neil Hopper and Rev. Larry Davis officiating.

Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery.

The family of Mr. Benefield received family and friends on Wednesday evening, Feb. 21, 2018 at Cedar Lake Christian Center.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Keith Vann, Kevin Swaford, Johnathan Ayers-Kyser, Phillip Williams, Andrew Benefield, Tim Benefield and David Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Daniel Benefield, Adam Benefield and Doyle Kelley

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. Chris Benefield.

Mrs. White

Mrs. Martha A. White, age 69 of Cedartown, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

She was born on July 3, 1948 in Knoxville, Tenn., the daughter of Lorine B. Wolfenbarger and the late J.H. Wolfenbarger.

Mrs. White is survived by her daughters, Angela Howard (Tracy) and Lisa Clement (Marc); sons, Michael Beeler (Kim) and Chris Beeler; brothers, Jack Wolfenbarger and David Wolfenbarger; and mother Lorine B. Wolfenbarger. She is also survived by grandchildren, Eric, Emily, Savannah, Alex, Brendan, Neal, Ashley, Taylor, Landon, and Anna; great grand children, Bentley, River, Kash; and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. White is preceded in death by her father and brother, Bobby Wolfenbarger.

The funeral arrangements for Ms. Martha A. White will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at two o’clock in the afternoon in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Dr. Billy Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Sanders Cemetery family lot.

The family of Ms. White will receive family and friends on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from twelve o’clock (noon) until the funeral hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jason Slaughter, Community Share Ministry, 116 N. Main Street, Cedartown, Ga., 30125.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Marc Clement, Tracy Howard, Eric Howard, Brendan Clement, Alex Clement, Landon Beeler, and Neal Beeler.

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. Martha A. White.

Mr. Wigley

Mr. Jerry E. Wigley, age 68, of Center Hill, Ala., passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

He was born on March 12, 1949 in Georgia.

Survivors include a daughter, Amy Burch; granddaughter, Ava Burch ; brother, Rick (Kerrie) Wigley; sisters, Brenda (J.C.) Thomas and Berlina (Richy) Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Aragon, with interment following in the church cemetery.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home of Rockmart was in charge of local arrangements for Mr. Jerry E. Wigley.

Mr. Farrar

Mr. William Joseph (Joe) Farrar, age 93 of Cedartown, passed away on Friday morning, Feb. 16, 2018.

Mr. Farrar was born on Jan. 8, 1925 in Wilmington, N.C., the son of Mr. William Farrar and Mrs. Etta Farrar. Mr. Farrar was a retired United States Naval Officer.

He served his country with bravery during both the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

He retired following 31 years of dedicated service.

Mr. Farrar was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown. Prior to his health declining he had been very active in many areas of the Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Taryn Farrar and his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Porter Farrar in 2005.

Joe Farrar is survived by his sons, David Farrar and Toril, Tim Farrar and Susan, Danny Farrar and Mark Farrar and Remona; grandchildren, Clara Ann Farrar, William Joe Farrar, Ella Farrar, Grace Farrar, Aaron Farrar and Matthew Farrar.

Funeral services for Mr. Joe Farrar was conducted on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at 12 p.m. from the First Baptist Church with Dr. David Taylor officiating.

Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Brewster-Cleveland Post 86 Honor Guard.

The following served as pallbearers: Tim Farrar, Mark Farrar, Danny Farrar, David Farrar, Willy Joe Farrar, Clara Ann Park and Todd Peek.

The family received friends on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the First Baptist Church.

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. William Joseph (Joe) Farrar.

Mr. Griggs

James “Jim” Lamar Griggs, age 68, of Rockmart, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.

A celebration of life service were held at 2 pm, Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at Acworth United Methodist Church, 4340 Collins Cir, Acworth, with Reverend James Gwin will be officiating the service.

Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rockmart.

The public viewing was held immediately before the service. Memorials and gift may be made to the American Cancer Society or Acworth United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.

Mr. Griggs was born May 1, 1949 to Inez and James Griggs in Cedartown, but he was raised in Rockmart and left right after graduating from Rockmart High School (Class of 1967) to serve his country in the U.S. Army.

After he was honorable discharged for medical reasons, he went on to college going to Lee College and Middle Tennessee State before eventually getting a degree.

Following college he went on to have a successful career in car sales, he quickly went from salesman to various managers. Selling cars allowed him to pursue childhood dreams like racing cars, playing softball, and umpiring.

On October 4 1982, he married Lois Jean Wensel. The Army gave him his early training in electrical engineering and he grew up doing construction which he used to flip many homes in the Rockmart. It was during this time he spent many evenings tinkering with a device to more efficiently heat water which he used to building a successful business which he eventually sold.

Mr. Griggs and his wife traveled to various places around the world for conferences and testing his device. Having moved around during this time, he finally settled in Acworth.

He quickly grew tired of retirement and decide to go back to selling cars while starting another engineering company. He enjoyed boating having owned multiple boats and golf (owning multiple sets of clubs for reasons he could only explain) and enjoying his family and church.

He enjoyed life and helping others. He was loved and respected, kind-hearted and loyal, trusted and thoughtful. He would do anything for family, friends and his church.

Mr. Griggs is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lois, and his two children, Charles Griggs and Chrissie MacDonald (Mark); three grandchildren Dakota, Chris, and Abby. His parents James and Inez Griggs of Rockmart, Georgia; His brother Phil and his sister-in-law Debbie along with his nephew Chris.

This announcement is made on behalf of the family by the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home.