Obituaries

Mr. Green

Mr. James Edward Green, age 75 of Brunswick, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

He was born on July 28, 1942 in Polk County, the son of the late Herman D. Green and Rody Lee Highfield Drummond.

Mr. Green is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Jerry Reeves; sisters, Doris Sherbert and Ruby Nell Edwards; brothers, Bud Green and David Green; grandsons, James Cody Green, Jacob Lee Reeves and Trevor Reeves and great-grandson, Wyatt James Green.

Mr. Green is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Catherine J. Harris Green; sister, Silva Ledbetter and brother, Lewis Drummond, Jr.

The funeral arrangements for Mr. James Edward Green were conducted on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Tucker officiating.

Interment followed in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family of Mr. Green received family and friends on Sunday evening, Jan. 7, 2018 at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: James Cody Green, Jacob Lee Reeves, Trevor Reeves and other 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. James Edward Green.

Mrs. McAlister

Mrs. Brenda Joyce McAlister, age 76, of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at her residence .

She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Sept. 27, 1941 a daughter of William M. Bowman and Mabelle Morgan Bowman.

Mrs. McAlister had been a resident of Rockmart for over 50 years where she was a member of the Crossroads Memorial Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher for over thirty years.

She retired in 2003 from the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services. Mrs. McAlister loved her family, enjoyed cooking and serving the Lord with her church family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Lewis (Joe) McAlister on January 30, 2006.

Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda Davis (Jesse), Dallas; sons: Reece McAlister (Ellen), McDonough and Richie McAlister, Rockmart; nine grandchildren: two great grandchildren: five sisters: Gail Holcomb, Calhoun, Martha Jean Bivens, Cleveland, Tenn., Mary Ann Coffee, Trion, Linda Welch and Tammy Smith both of Calhoun; three brothers: Donnie Bowman, California, Danny and Dewayne Bowman both of Calhoun; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Revs. Jimmy Shoemaker and Jesse Davis officiating.

Eulogies were given by a son, Reece McAlister and a granddaughter, Ashley Raulerson. Interment followed in the Aragon Cemetery with Rev. Michael Head officiating.

Active pallbearers included: Joey McAlister, Troy McAlister, Forrest King, Nathan McAlister, Allan Raulerson and Terry Welch.

Honorary pallbearers were: Ashley Raulerson, Katelyn King and Kacey McAlister.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial gifts be made in Mrs. McAlisters' memory to the American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street Atlanta, Ga., 30303.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Brenda Joyce McAlister.

Mrs. Couch

Mrs. Annie Bell White Couch, age 86, of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

She was born on Feb. 13, 1931 in Polk County, the daughter of the late Howard White and Katie Arrington Harrison.

Mrs. Couch is survived by her children, Robert Cooper (Denise), Ray Couch (Felicia), Delilah Oxenreider (George), Raymond Couch (Catherine), Donna Raybun (Rusty), Tony Couch and Scott Couch (Vicki); nineteen grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marguerite Grindstaff; and brother-in-law and best friend, Barry Couch.

Mrs. Couch is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William "Dub" Couch and brother, Comer White.

The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Couch were conducted on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Owen "Bud" Davis Jr. officiating and Mr. Jay Couch speaking.

Interment followed in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family of Mrs. Couch received family and friends on Thursday evening, Jan. 4, 2018 at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers; Jordan Raybun, Darrell Oxenreider, Jason Oxenreider, Jay Couch, Taylor Truett and Brandy Brady.

Please express condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook at gammagefh.com.

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home handled the arrangements for Mrs. Annie Bell White Couch.

Mr. McElreath

Mr. James Ariel McElreath, age 65 of Aragon passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

Mr. McElreath was born Dec. 18, 1952 in Atlanta, son of the late Elmer Clarence McElreath Sr. and the late Lilly Christine Folds McElreath.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Vietnam Era. Mr. McElreath was a self-employed painter and of the Southern Baptist faith.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, computers and reading.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn McElreath, Barbara McElreath Ayers and Joyce McElreath.

Survivors included two brothers, Elmer McElreath of Aragon and Charles McElreath; and two sisters, Johnnie McElreath of Dallas and Betty McElreath of San Antonio, Texas.

No memorial services for Mr. McElreath are planned at this time.

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. James Ariel McElreath.

Mrs. Mills

Mrs. Beverly Hanes Backus (Boazman) Mills, age 70, of Rockmart (Yorkville Community) passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.

She was born in Atlanta, on April 21, 1947, the daughter of the late Thomas Hanes Backus and the late Ray Booth Backus.

Mrs. Mills retired as a supervisor with the Social Security Administration and worked from 1991 until 1996 as a scorer and fan club president for Joe Nemechek in Nextel Nascar team and scorer for Michael Waltrip in both Busch and Nextel Nascar racing.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Lincoln Mills; and two sisters, Barbara Frazier and Benetta “Bennie” Smith.

Survivors include one daughter, Alisa "Lisa" Ann Mills of Auburndale, Fla.; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Robert “Bob” Thomas and Cynthia Boazman of Rome, William "Bill" Shane and Kristy of Buchanan, "Michael" Dwayne Mills of Auburndale, Fla., Curtis "Curt" Anthony and Tracy Mills of Winer Haven, Fla., and Anthony "Kris" and Sherry Mills of Texarkana, Ark.; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Larry Martin of McDonough; twelve grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Yorkville Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Brown officiating.

Interment followed in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends at Yorkville Baptist Church Thursday afternoon prior to the service hour.

You may post an on-line condolence at www.hutchesonsmemorialchapel.com

Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel & Crematory of Buchanan is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Harbin

Mr. Johnny Dale Harbin, 65, of Centre, and formerly of Cave Spring, died Friday morning, Dec. 29, 2017 in a Rome hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Harbin was born March 12, 1952, a son of the late Emmitt M. Harbin and the late Julia Belle Harbin.

Prior to becoming disabled in 2000, Mr. Harbin was employed with Norcon Industries.

He was a member of the Live Oak Baptist Church.

Besides his parents, Mr. Harbin was preceded in death by his brothers, Emmitt Harbin, Jr., and Danny Harbin.

Survivors include two children, Brandy Harbin and his wife Bronwyn of Cave Spring, and Mrs. Candy Hill and her husband Kalum of Centre.

Three grandchildren, Rebekah Harbin, Emma Grace Hill, and Sarah Beth Hill and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Harbin were held Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at 3 p.m. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel with Terry Caldwell officiating.

Interment followed in the Cave Spring Cemetery. Pallbearers included Danny Stansell, Brett Stansell, Baker Harbin, Cooper Bing, Tater Bing, Allen Abney, Charlie Malone, and Rodney Willingham.

The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday prior to the funeral hour.

Memorials may be made to the Live Oak Baptist Church, Cave Spring.

John House's Cave Spring Chapel was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Johnny Dale Harbin.