Obituaries

Mrs. Barnhill

Mrs. Bobbie Jean Barber Barnhill, age 84, of Jackson, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at Wellstar Sylvan Grove Hospital in Jackson.

Mrs. Barnhill was born on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1933 in Rockmart, to the late John Galvin Barber and the late Blanche Matthews Barber.

She loved boating, the beach, dancing and music. She loved her family dearly.

Mrs. Barnhill is survived by her children, Deborah Coble, Danny and Joyce Barnhill, Gwen and Scott Warshaw; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service for Mrs. Bobbie Barber Barnhill was held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at Sherrell Memorial Chapel with Mr. Rudy Mangham officiating.

Interment follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Rockmart, at 4:30 p.m.

The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday evening, Feb. 10, 2018.

Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrell-westburyfuneralhome.com

Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Bobbie Jean Barber Barnhill.

Mr. Bowman

Mr. Benjamin M. “Red” Bowman, age 83, of Taylorsville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at his residence.

He was born in Powder Springs on Nov. 22, 1934, a son of the late Shelly Butler Bowman and the late Edna Carnes Bowman.

Mr. Bowman had lived the past 35 years in the Rockmart area, moving here from Alabama.

He was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed the outdoors, woodworking and fishing. Mr. Bowman was a retired manager of Lance Incorporated.

Survivors include his wife, Iva Joyce Deems Bowman of Taylorsville, to whom he was married on March 19 2004; son, Danny Bowman, Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Jill Bowman, Gadsden, AL; step-son, Barry Jackson (Teresa), Cedartown; step-daughter, Joy Chastain (Frank), Taylorsville; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Davis, Rev. Jason Purser and Rev. Scott Shepard officiating. Interment will follow in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with Brown-Wright Post No. 12 Honor Guard in charge of military graveside rites.

Pallbearers will include: David Freeman, Chad Bishop, Jackson Bishop, Frank Chastain, Barry Jackson and Will Chastain.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Benjamin M. (Red) Bowman.

Mr. Wolfe

Mr. Benjamin Jack “Benny” Wolfe, age 74 of Aragon passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 7, 2018.

Mr. Wolfe was born May 8, 1943 in Aragon, son of the late William Edward Wolfe, Sr. and the late Annie Mae Austin Wolfe.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion Brown-Wright Post 12.

Mr. Wolfe retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation with 32 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Doris Wolfe Pieper, Dorothy Wolfe Brown and Elizabeth Wolfe Jackson; and four brothers, Ed Wolfe Jr., Richard Wolfe, Danny Wolfe and Jimmy Wolfe.

Survivors included a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Wolfe were held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Adair Jr. officiating.

Interment services followed in the family lot of the Aragon Cemetery with American Legion Brown-Wright Post 12 Honor Guard in charge of military graveside rites.

Pallbearers were: David Wolfe, Joe Wolfe, Daniel Brown, Allen Thomason, Irvin Austin, Todd Jackson and Doug Freeman.

Honorary pallbearers were: Wendell Waits, Larry Pittman, Herman Green and Robert Arnold.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Brown-Wright Post 12, P. O. Box 229, Rockmart, Ga., 30153 or to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, c/o Slate City Shrine Club, 201 Lewis Lane, Rockmart, Ga., 30153 in memory of Mr. Wolfe.

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. Benjamin Jack “Benny” Wolfe.

Mrs. Thrash

Mrs. Donna Jo Thrash, age 51, of Cave Spring, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2018.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1966 in Atlanta.

Mrs. Thrash was preceded in death by 2 half brothers and 1 half sister.

Donna is survived by her sons, Willie Smith and Donald Smith; stepsons, James Norris and Johnny Ingram and seven grandchildren. A number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In keeping with her wishes Mrs. Trash was cremated. No Formal services are planned at this time.

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 Mrs. Donna Jo Thrash.

Mr. Causey

Mr. Jack Samuel Causey, age 67, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at his residence following several months of illness.

He was born on Oct. 3, 1950 in Rome, a son of the late Nath Causey and Lois Thompson Causey.

He had lived all of his life in Rockmart and was a member of the Oak Ridge Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.

Mr. Causey was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in 1971 and 1972. He was a self employed carpenter. Jack loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them all.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Teresa Ingle Causey to whom he was married on April 26, 1969; children: Rhonda Cotton (Johnny) and Jerry Causey (Michael Henderson); grandchildren: Sam Cotton, Ashley Cotton, Dale Cotton, Samantha Cotton, Chris Cotton, Tiffany Austin Cotton, McGhee Cotton and Jonathan Causey; great grandchildren: Brisen Cotton, Mollie Cotton, Charlee Cotton and Mason Causey; sister, Debra Norton; brother, Jimmy Causey; special friends: Judy Roberson and Virginia Ware; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Redden, Rev. Tim Deems, Rev. Archie Streetman and Rev. Colt Deems officiating.

Interment followed in the Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Johnny Cotton, Sam Cotton, Dale Cotton, Chris Cotton, Jonathan Causey and Chuck Ingle. Honorary pallbearers were: Michael Henderson, Frankie Prater and Caleb Graham.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Jack Samuel Causey.

Mr. Barber

Mr. Raymond C. Barber, Sr. age 93 of Rockmart passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

Mr. Barber was born Oct. 13, 1924 in Polk County, son of the late Emmett Wayne (E.W.) Barber Sr. and the late Evie Elliott Barber.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.

Mr. Barber retired from the Ford Motor Company with 19 years of service and for many years owned and operated Barber’s Grocery Store in the Fish Creek Community. He was instrumental in organizing the first Polk County Volunteer Fire Department where he served as the first Fire Chief.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret L. Waters Barber on May 5, 2007; son, Melvin Douglas Barber; daughter-in-law, Donna Owens Barber; and five brothers, Durell Barber, William Barber, Ralph Barber, Preston Barber and E.W. Barber Jr.

Survivors included two sons, Raymond C. “Ray” Barber Jr. and Ronald R. “Ricky” Barber and his wife Kim all of Rockmart; brother, Paul Barber of Cedartown; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Barber were held on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Mr. Kenny Dodd and Rev. Billy Chambers officiating.

Interment services followed in the family lot of Polk Memory Gardens with American Legion Brown-Wright Post 12 Honor Guard in charge of the military graveside rites.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Brad Barber, Wes Hurley, Adam Flowers, Cody Corn, Dylan Corn and Tyler Dodd.

Honorary pallbearers were: Mason Corn, Hunter Jolly, Ricky Lance Barber, and any and all Polk County Volunteer Firemen.

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. Raymond C. Barber Sr.

Mrs. Mitchell

Mrs. Michelle Ann Mitchell, age 48, of Cedartown, passed away on Monday morning, February 5, 2018 following an extended illness.

She was born on Nov. 2, 1969 in Canton, the daughter of R.B. Mitchell and Frances Truett Mitchell Erwin.

Mrs. Mitchell attended school in the Polk School District and graduated from Cedartown High School in 1987. Those who were fortunate enough to have known her will remember her as someone who loved to laugh and make others laugh. When you saw Mrs. Mitchell, she always had that smile that lead you to smile back.

She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, wife and a friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her father, R. B. Mitchell, her mother, Frances L. Truett Erwin, brother, Tony Mitchell and father in law, Fred Hoxie.

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her daughters, Tia Mitchell and Brooklyn Hoxie; husband, Fredrick Hoxie; brothers, Kim Mitchell and Joey Mitchell; sisters, Tammy Carnes, and Debbie Shaw; mother in law, Lois Hoxie; her grandchildren, Dekayden Mitchell, Payton Mitchell, Analeigha Gibson and Asy’iah Barnes. A number of nephews, nieces and other relatives also survive.

The family of Mrs. Michelle Mitchell received friends on Wednesday evening, Feb. 7, 2018 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Mrs. Michelle Ann Mitchell were conducted on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Mr. Chris Truett, Mr. Tommy Hoxie and Rev. Joe Redding officiating.

Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Marcus Barnes, London Barnes, Jai Barnes, Austin Shaw, Andrew Mitchell, Joseph Mitchell, Tim Hoxie and Justin Bagley.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Michelle Ann Mitchell.

Mr. Dollar

Mr. Ray Emmett Dollar, age 86, of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday morning, Feb. 4, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Dollar was born on March 13, 1931 in Haralson County, a son of the late Emmett Porter Dollar and Thelma Lorena Dockery Dollar.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Gary Ray Dollar and two brothers, James Dollar and Alton Dollar.

Mr. Dollar was a veteran, proudly serving as a Petty Officer, Second Class, with the United States Navy during the Korean War.

While in the military he completed Aviation Ordnance School and the Navy School of Mine Warfare. He served as a Plane Crew Member with Patrol Squadron’s VP-741 and VP-16 of the Combat Aircrew Wings.

Mr. Dollar was retired from Cedartown Ford, serving as a longtime salesman.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jean Price Dollar; his brother, Marlin Laverne Dollar; his sister, Betty Joyce Mills; a number of other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Ray Emmett Dollar were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jamie Newsome and Mr. Jason Connell officiating.

Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens.

The family received friends on Monday evening, Feb. 5, 2018 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following were asked to serve as Pallbearers: Jonathan Connell, Tim Dollar, Caleb Connell, Mickey Lloyd, Elmo Carter and Gene Dollar.

Visit the memorial web site at www.liteseyfh.com to extend personal condolences and to sign the online guest book.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Ray Emmett Dollar.

Mr. Worsham

Mr. Jimmy Worsham, age 78, of Taylorsville, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

Mr. Worsham was born on Nov. 10, 1939 in Polk County.

Graveside and Interment services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Polk Memory Gardens with Mr. Randy Worsham officiating.

No formal visitation is planned.

The family has respectfully requested that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions made in Mr. Worsham’s memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, Tenn., 38101-9908.

Visit the memorial web site at www.liteseyfh.com to extend personal condolences and to sign the online guest book.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Jimmy Worsham.

Mrs. Wigley

Mrs. Marjorie (Margie) Fowler Wigley, age 91, of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 in Cuthbert, following several months of declining health.

She was born in Jasper, on Oct. 21, 1926 a daughter of the late Burt Fowler and Mamie Disheroon Fowler and was a graduate of Pickens County High School.

Mrs. Wigley had been a resident of Polk County since 1966 moving here from Cobb County. She has been a member of the Bellview Baptist Church since 1966 where she taught the Beginners Sunday School Class and was a member of the Helping Hands Sunday School Class.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph B. Wigley on Feb. 16, 2001; sisters, Bertie Barfield and Jewel Thomas and a brother, Howard Fowler.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Paul and Susan Wigley, Morgan; sister, Jolene Gravitt, Rockmart and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 6. 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Bellview Baptist Church with Rev. Justin Carter officiating and a eulogy given by her son, Paul Wigley.

Interment followed in the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Wayne Purser, Dewayne Robinson, David Howard, Kent Bennett and Franklin Phillips.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial gifts be made in Mrs. Wigley’s memory to the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Majorie (Margie) Fowler Wigley.

Mrs. Edwards

Mrs. Sonia Lagene Edwards, age 58, of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 in a Rome medical center following a very brief illness.

She was born in Rockmart, GA on March 10, 1959 a daughter of Barron William Jackson and Mary Jane Channell Jackson. Lagene had lived all of her life in Rockmart, attended Rockmart High School, was a homemaker and enjoyed life.

She was preceded in death by her father Barron William Jackson.

Survivors include her husband, Rembert Eugene Edwards of Rockmart to whom she was married in 1980; son, Cody Edwards, Rockmart; mother, Mary Jane Jackson, Rockmart; brother, Barry Jackson, Rome; two nieces and six great nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, Mrs. Edwards was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Sonia Lagene Edwards.

Mrs. Goins

Mrs. Sue Tolbert Goins, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 in Independence, Ky.

Mrs. Goins was born April 24, 1936 in Cedartown, to the late Willard Little and the late Dollie Powell Little.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Tolbert and her second husband, Jack Goins. Mrs. Goins was a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church of Cedartown.

Surviving are her son, Clay and Ali Tolbert; daughters, Judy Rogers, Cathy and Don Hubbard and Karen and Roy Pitts; brothers, Aaron Little and Larry Little; sisters, Sylvia Snyder, Joan Wall and Barbara Penny; fourteen grandchildren, thirty five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Tolbert Goins were conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. James T. Paul officiating.

Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery.

The family received friends on Tuesday evening, Feb. 6, 2018 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following Gentlemen served as pallbearers: Brent Lemle, Chuck Buchanan, Stephen Tolbert, Johnny Tolbert, Collin Tolbert and Tristen Griffith.

Condolences can be made to the family by signing the online guest book at www.liteseyfh.com.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Sue Tolbert Goins.