Obituaries

Mrs. Beckham

Mrs. Aline Mae Hall Beckham, age 93, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.

Mrs. Beckham was born on June 22, 1926 in Sandoval, Ill., the daughter of the late Mr. James Hall and the late Mrs. Lavert Wilson Hall.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Jim Hall and her husband, Claud Beckham.

Mrs. Aline Hall Beckham is survived by her daughters Claudia Henderson & Danny and Gloria and Greg Broadstreet; son, C. Edward McKinney; sister, Bobbe and Bill Lunsford; special niece, Linda Lunsford; grandchildren, Scott Henderson, Danetta Hardy, Brad Broadstreet and Angela Head and five great grandchildren.

A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Beckhams wishes were to be cremated.

A Memorial service for Mrs. Beckham will be held and will be announced later.

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. Aline Hall Beckham.

Mrs. Woods

Mrs. Martha Ferrell Woods, age 78, of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Rome, GA on Oct. 15, 1939 daughter to Paul and Opal Edgens Garner.

Mrs. Woods was a strong Christian lady and was a member of Cedartown Church of God. She loved to worship the Lord and spend time with her family.

She loved life and was always on the go. Now’s she on the go to heaven!

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Wayne Garner.

Survivors include her son and daughter in law Bill and LaCrista Ferrell of Cave Spring; grandchildren: Jonathan Ferrell, Amy Evans, Brad, Chad and Trystan Ferrell and wife Coutney; great grandchildren: Shelby Ferrell, Lainey Shaw, Braedyn Roberson, Sadie Ferrell, Tinsley Evans and Audrey Ferrell and her companion Billy Woods of Cartersville.

In keeping with her wishes, she will be cremated. The family will have a private inurnment service at a later date.

The Smith and Miller Funeral of Cedartown is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Martha Ferrell Woods.

Mrs. Atkinson

Mrs. Barbara Ann Baxter Atkinson, age 81 of Dallas passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Mrs. Atkinson was born Sept. 5, 1936, daughter of the late Cleyonh B. Baxter, Sr. and the late Marie McGuire Baxter.

She was a graduate of West Fulton High School and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Atkinson was a homemaker who was a loving mother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Johnson “John” Atkinson on Feb. 1, 2009; daughter, Phyllis Ann Reece Oldham; son, William Bradley Reece; and two brothers, Richard Baxter and Cleyonh B. Baxter Jr.

Survivors included a daughter, Pamela Lancaster of Mableton; two sons, Michael Stephen Reece Sr. and David Reece both of Dallas; four sisters, Janice Hall of Austell, Linda Barnes of Newell, Ala., Brenda Baxter of Mableton and Debbie Baxter of Temple; ten grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren also survived.

Funeral services for Mrs. Atkinson were held on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Drucker officiating.

Interment services followed in the family lot of Rockmart Memorial Gardens.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Michael Stephen Reece Sr., Michael Stephen Reece Jr., Shane Satterfield, Keith Baxter, Tommy Boleman Jr. and Chris Boleman.

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. Barbara Ann Baxter Atkinson.

Dr. Howell

Dr. Willie Ree Howell, age 80, of Cave Spring, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in a Rome hospital following an extended illness.

Dr. Howell was born in Mize, Miss., on June 9, 1937, a daughter of the late Marvin B. Allen and the late Bessie Ainsworth Allen.

A graduate of the Mize High School, Dr. Howell attended Ole Miss and earned an undergraduate degree at Millsap’s College in Jackson Mississippi.

After graduation, she was a medical technician and taught elementary school for a couple of years prior to going back to Millsap’s College and then enrolling in the University Of Mississippi Medical College, graduating from there in 1984.

Dr. Howell and her husband Charles moved to Rome that year for her to do her residency at Floyd Medical Center. After her residency, Dr. Howell continued at Floyd, later moved to the Physician’s staff at Redmond Regional Hospital and then served as the E.R. Director of the Polk General Hospital in Cedartown for 15 years prior to her retirement in 2005.

Dr. Mammaw to many and the matriarch of the Howell family, Dr. Howell was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring, having gone on many mission trips, and was very active in generating support for the Georgia Faile Foundation, dedicated to making lives better in Northern Ghana through the hospital in Nalerigu.

She was also instrumental in establishing the Gnome Gneighbors Club that brought together collectors of Gnome Neighbors.

Besides her parents, Dr. Howell was also preceded in death by her son, Charles Alan Howell, on July 28, 2012, and by a brother Harry Allen.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Howell, to whom she was married Dec. 22, 1954; three daughters, Mrs. Beth Potter and her husband Rich of Cartersville, Mrs. Charla Peoples and her husband Joe of Adairsville, and Mrs. Denise Castro and her husband Lee of Adairsville; and twelve grandchildren, Amy Sprayberry, Al Howell, Hailey Howell, Lauren Kennedy, Richie Potter, Ban Gunter, Bryant Gunter, Katie Beth Sherrill, JoEllen Peoples, Ashlee Castro, Lee Charles “June Bug” Castro, and Natalee Castro. Ten great-grandchildren, Brittnee Jordan, Sharon Barnes, Gabby Howell-Brown, Hannah Howell, Madelyn Howell, Samuel Howell, Weston Kennedy, Cheyenne Gunter, Zane Gunter, and Camryn Sherrill; eight great-great-grandchildren, Brayden Jordon, Blaze Jordon, Bella Jordon, Claire Blackwell, Ayden Cooper, Alibia Cooper, Mailee Howell, and Maddox Howell; her brother, Ricky Allen of Mize, Mississippi; her sisters, Mrs. Denalu Sullivan of Mize, and Mrs. Betty Crosby of Benton, Louisiana and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Dr. Howell were held Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring with Dr. John Connell, Rev. Jim Pinkard and Rev. Chris Johnson. Dr. Howell’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers and an honorary escort will be composed of her grand-daughters.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Georgia Faile Foundation, at either 506 E. Third St., Rome, Ga. 30161-3118 or on the website www.failefoundation.org.

The family received friends at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel Friday evening, Jan. 26, 2018.

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel were in charge of the arrangements for Dr. Willie Ree Howell.

Mr. Connell

Mr. William David Connell Sr., age 70, of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Mr. Connell born on Nov. 11, 1947 in Centre, Ala., the son of Mr. William Thomas Connell and Mrs. Eunice Shaw Connell.

At birth weighing only one and a half pounds and surviving in 1947 was a true blessing and a miracle from God. He over came many obstacles and enjoyed the life God had given him. He loved good music and being a outdoorsman, he had a passion for hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his son and daughter in law, William David Connell Jr. and Tammy; his sister and brother in law, Nancy Connell Ozment and Wayne; four grandchildren and one niece. A number of cousins also survive.

Graveside and Interment services for Mr. William David Connell, Sr. were conducted on Friday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the North View Cemetery with Mrs. Lisa Morgan delivering the eulogy and the Rev. Bill Heaton officiating.

The family received friends on Friday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2018 prior to the funeral hour at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

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 David Connell Sr.

Mr. Clark

Mr. David Wayne Clark Sr., age 38 of Rockmart passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Mr. Clark was born June 24, 1979 in Portland, Ore., son of Dianne Walters Hollifield and the late Jeffrey Wayne Hollifield.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and a computer programmer. Mr. Clark was an outdoorsman who loved Tennessee football and video games.

He loved watching food programs, especially The Food Network, and spending time with his nephew, Brantley.

Survivors included a son, David Wayne (DJ) Clark Jr.; daughter, Kaley Jackson and her husband Donny all of Rome; mother, Dianne Hollifleld of Rockmart, sister, Yolonda Hollifield of Rockmart; and three brothers, Danny Hollifield of Cedartown and Robert Hollifield and Matthew Hollifield both of Dallas.

A celebration of life for Mr. Clark will be held on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at 1 p.m. at 149 Highland Meadows Rd., Cedartown, GA 30125. For further information, please contact Tina at 770-842-9226.

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

Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the memorial arrangements for Mr. David Wayne Clark Sr.

Mr. McAvoy

Mr. Dennis Michael “Mike” McAvoy II, age 48, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

He was born March 18, 1969 in Pensacola, Fla., the son of Dennis and Sylvia Landers McAvoy.

Mr. McAvoy was the type that loved the simple things in life. He always put his family first then enjoyed time for himself. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his friends, hunting, shooting guns and riding ATVs in his spare time.

He had spent 18 and a half years working at Trinity Rails in Cartersville, several years working at Polk County Road Department and was currently employed with Gerdau in Cartersville.

Mr. McAvoy is survived by his mother, Sylvia McAvoy; his loving wife, Rene’e McAvoy to whom he married Nov. 20, 1987; daughter, Tabitha McAvoy and boyfriend Tyler Holliday; grandchildren: KayleeAnn Rene’e Barrett, KenzLeigh Marie McAvoy, Kayden Michael McAvoy Cannings and Kolten William McAvoy Cannings; brother and sister in law, Robert and Sandy Langley; sister and brother in law, Lawana and Lee Gurley. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by his father, Dennis McAvoy; paternal grandparents, John and Verna McAvoy; maternal grandparents, CJ and Lena Landers; father and mother in law, William and Shirley Vines.

Funeral service for Mr. McAvoy were conducted on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Smith and Miller Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Trawick and Rev. Randy Vines officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery with Mr. Ricky Vines officiating.

The family received friends on Friday evening, Jan. 26, 2018 at Smith and Miller Funeral Home.

Pallbearers included Rick Ramey, Shawn Doby, Bruce Lanning, Zack Baker, Eddie Cooper and Daylan Arnold.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown was honored to serve the family of Mr. Dennis “Mike” McAvoy II.

Mrs. Sharpe

Mrs. Tanya Leigh Sharpe, age 41, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 in a Rome medical center following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Rome on Feb. 24, 1976, a daughter of Helen Runyan Cole and Hubert Cole.

Mrs. Sharpe had lived the greater part of her life in Rockmart graduating from Rockmart High School, class of 1994. She then attended Jacksonville State University graduating in May of 1999.

While at JSU she served as President of Delta Zeta Sorority. Mrs. Sharpe served as an elementary school teacher in the Polk School District for 14 years.

She was a member of the Rockmart First Baptist Church where she also taught Sunday School. She was an avid supporter of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and was a leader in any endeavor that she supported.

Survivors include her mother, Helen Cole; husband, Geoffrey Sharpe to whom she was married on Aug. 1, 1998; two daughters: Lexie Sharpe and Kyleigh Sharpe all of Rockmart; brothers: Barry Cole (Wanda), Rockmart and Richard Cole (Bonnie), Acworth; mother in law, Dana Sharpe, Ala.; father, Hubert Cole, Rockmart and sister, Susan Morris, Rockmart.

A celebration of life service was held Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary of the Rockmart First Baptist Church with Rev. Shane Petty officiating and eulogies given by family and friends.

Interment followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jason Odom officiating.

Pallbearers included the following gentlemen: Danny Smith, Dusty Cole, Charles Sharpe, Jason Causey, Taylor Causey and Spencer Sharpe.

The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Polk Relay for Life or the Children’s Ministry at the Rockmart First Baptist Church.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Tanya Leigh Sharpe.

Mrs. Wilkes

Mrs. Gloria “Jean” Johnson Wilkes, age 77, of Acworth, and formerly of Rome, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

The epitome of selflessness and generosity, Mrs. Wilkes devoted herself to the job of being a loving wife, a devoted mother, and a doting grandmother.

She loved her family fiercely, and nothing brought her more pride or gave her more joy. She will always be remembered for her strength, her independence, her humor, her beauty, her grace, and her faith.

While her family is heartbroken by their tremendous loss, they rejoice that she is now with her Heavenly Father and her beloved husband, Lawrence, who preceded her in death.

She is also preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Clarence Johnson, and her brother, Doug Johnson.

Mrs. Wilkes is survived by her children: Lawren and Larry Dentmon, of Cedartown, Lyn and Jody Collier of Acworth, Greg and Dodie Wilkes of Lake Wylie, SC, Anna and Mark Smith of Charlotte N.C.; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister, Peggy and husband Wayne Beck of Cedartown.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service for Mrs. Gloria “Jean” Wilkes will be held Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at 2:30 PM in the chapel of Smith and Miller Funeral with the Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.

The family received friends at the Smith and Miller Funeral Home prior to the service hour. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Phil Wilkes, Jake Collier, Mark Smith, Garrett Cyr, Zack Dentmon and Josh Dentmon.

The family has requested that contributions be made in her memory to the Memorial Fund at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 720, Cedartown, Ga., 30125.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Gloria “Jean” Wilkes.

Mr. Odom

Mr. James Odom, age 93, of Florence Ala., formerly of Cedartown and Chamblee, passed away from this life and entered into the presence of his LORD and Savior Jesus Christ and joined his little daughter, Geverna, son, Wayne and grandson Farrell Jr., and his parents who preceded him in death, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

James was born on Feb. 28, 1924 in Cedartown to John Henry Odom and Cleo Camp Odom.

A hardworking husband and father, he retired from General Motors. A patriot and hero, he served as a Morse Code Operator during World War II, stationed four years in the Philippines in the Army Air Corps attached to the 5th Air Force. He was wounded in battle.

While stationed in Tyler, Texas, he gave his life to Jesus Christ, which forever changed his life.

A grilled and accomplished musician, he wrote hundreds of gospel and country songs and taught himself to play the guitar and many other instruments.

He made his first guitar from a gourd as a child. He played with Irvin Berlin while in the military and was asked to join his band in New York, but declined.

In the 50’s he hosted his own television program, “Georgia Jim and the Georgia Boys,” which was sponsored by the Ford Motor Tractor Company.

He played with the Atlanta Symphony, was lead guitarist for the Doug Owens Orchestra and was a studio musician accompanying many other gospel groups.

He had several songs recorded by many artists including, Eddie Arnold, Jeannie Shepherd, Faron Young, Roy Drusky and Eddie Ackridge. He passed his love of music to his family. He was also inducted into the Atlanta Country Music of Fame.

In 1946 he married the love of his life and upcoming on Feb. 10 they would have celebrated 72 wonderful years of marriage.

He adored his family. A wonderful compassionate father and grandfather, he would keep his grandchildren while their parents worked.

Mr. Odom loved farming and was an avid gardener, growing orchards of apple, peach and pear trees and wonderful fresh vegetables.

He was a dedicated Christian servant, he served his LORD for many years full time as Minister of Music, Sunday School Teacher, Chairman of the Board of Deacons and Trustee.

Mr. Odom is survived by his loving wife, Earline Smith Odom; son, Farrell and Janet; daughters, Sherry and Stan and Lelita and Joe. Nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

Mr. Odom, a man of honor, courage, humility, wit and wisdom is greatly loved by many, especially his family. He was a quiet yet strong presence. The volume of his quiet strength spoke loudly and can not be silenced.

Daddy, you will be sorely missed, but we will see you soon.

The funeral for Mr. James Henry Odom was conducted on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at 11 a.m. Central from the Elkins Funeral Home in Florence, Ala., with Dr. John Brock officiating.

Graveside and Interment services for Mr. James Odom were conducted on Saturday morning, Jan. 27, 2018 in the North View Cemetery with Rev. Robert Wright officiating and full military honors were conducted by the Brewster-Cleveland Post 86 Honor Guard.

Mr. Odom’s grandsons: Todd Bragg, Zach Odom, James Taylor Odom, Samuel Mendoza, Wesley Mendoza and Jake Clemons served as pallbearers.

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

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown and the Elkins Funeral Home of Florence, Ala., are in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James Henry Odom.

Mrs. Blackmon

Mrs. Mary Kinsey Blackmon, age 76 of Rockmart passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

Mrs. Blackmon was born Dec. 7, 1941 in Bartow County, daughter of the late L.V. Kinsey and the late Carolyn Lanham Oswalt.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed music, decorating, flowers and watching butterflies, but her greatest love was her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Estelle Howard; and a brother, Jerry Kinsey.

Survivors included her husband, Leon Blackmon of Rockmart; two daughters, Debbie Robinson of Mason, Michigan and Carolyn Jackson of Cedartown; three sons, Jimmy Parrott of Rockmart, Donald Parrott of McDonough and Keith Parrish of Griffin; two step-daughters, Vicki Pruitt of Carrollton and Maquita Blackmon of Rockmart; four sisters, Francis Thomas of Fayetteville, Josephine Allmon of Rome, Ann Graham of Hampton and Gail Burkhalter of Aragon; thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survived.

Funeral services for Mrs. Blackmon were held on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Davenport officiating.

Interment services followed in the family lot of the Raccoon Creek Baptist Church Cemetery of Cartersville.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Michael Standridge, Scott Allison, Martin Blackmon, Shane Ford, Jason Davis and Arthur Bowman.

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. Mary Kinsey Blackmon.

Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Patricia Smith, age 75, of Villa Rica, passed away on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

Patricia was born in Fort Payne, Ala., on Oct. 20, 1942, the daughter of the late L.N. Mitchell and Gwendola Johnson.

She enjoyed several hobbies which included reading, cooking and crafts.

Mrs. Smith worked as a seamstress with Arrow Shirt Company in Cedartown for a number of years. She was Baptist by faith and a member of Fullerville Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Fran Buchanan (Daryl), Villa Rica, step son, Tommy Smith, (Renae), their children and grandchildren, Sammy Smith (Velvet), their children and grandchildren, and step daughter, Christy James (Brandon) and their children; grandchildren, Sage Buchanan, Jordan Buchanan (Crystle), Gerren Buchanan, great grand sons, Jacob Buchanan and Shane Buchanan; brother, Rayburn Mitchell (JoAnn) Lyerly. along with a close family friend, Watha Gokey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Smith, an Air Force Veteran.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening, Jan. 25, 2018. The Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. with Pastor Steve Swafford officiating.

Interment followed on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, 11 a.m. at the Lyerly City Cemetery in Lyerly. Wayne Byrd and Mark Brady served as honorary pallbearers and were unable to attend.

To send condolences to the family, visit www.jcollinsfuneralhome.com

J. Collins Funeral Home and Cremation Service wa in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Patricia Smith.

Mrs. Lorrens

Mrs. Shirley Lunsford Johnson Lorrens, age 82, of Cedartown, formerly of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.

She was born on Oct. 10, 1935 in Sweetwater, Tenn., the daughter of the late Mathie Ree and Lillie Martin Lunsford.

Mrs. Lorrens was a member of Victory Baptist Church of Rockmart; there she was a member of the choir.

She was also a member of the Polk County Senior Community Choir. Her church was her life, and she loved talking about her and James’ trips traveling to Hawaii.

Mrs. Lorrens is survived by her sons, Alvin Johnson (Sandra) and Robert Johnson (Judy); five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Lorrens is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Kenneth Johnson and second husband, James Lorrens.

The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Shirley Johnson Lorrens were conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Snapp officiating.

The family of Mrs. Lorrens received family and friends on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 prior to the funeral service hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

Interment followed on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 10 a.m. in the Northview Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ed Burnley, Todd Williams, Michael Gravett, Ken Fuller, David Williams and Roy Mauldin. Honorary pallbearers were the senior Sunday School Class of Victory Baptist Church.

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. Shirley Johnson Lunsford Lorrens.

Mrs. Swift

Mrs. Bobbie Jo Cook Swift, age 63 of Rockmart passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.

Mrs. Swift was born Oct. 31, 1954 in Cedartown, daughter of the late William Lathiel Cook Sr. and the late Helen Ruth Landers Cook.

She was of the Baptist faith and a graduate of Cedartown High School.

Mrs. Swift was an employee of Sleep Inn and Suites of Cartersville. She had a great love for her family, her grandkids and great-grandbaby being her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Cook Stevens; and a brother-in-law, Roy Wolfe.

Survivors included two daughters, Christy Swift of Cartersville and Heather Swift of Rockmart; two sisters, Marion Wolfe of Orlando, Fla., and Donna (Phil) Colbert of Ocala, Fla.; three brothers, William L. (Jeanette) Cook Jr. of Cartersville, David (Wanda) Cook and Winston (Brenda) Cook all of Cedartown; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral graveside and interment services for Mrs. Swift were held on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the family lot of the Greenwood Cemetery of Cedartown with Rev. David Burchfield officiating.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Landon Griffin, Camron Cook, Dustin Thaxton, Jamie Cook, Jeff Cook and Roger Barber.

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 graveside service for Mrs. Bobbie Jo Cook Swift.

Mr. Noel

Mr. Lloyd Noel Jr., age 86, of Cedartown, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

He was born on June, 6, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Lloyd Noel Sr. and Laura Watkins Foor (step father Paul L. Foor).

His late maternal grandparents were Reese and Minnie Watkins and late paternal grandparents were Harry and Margaret Foor.

Mr. Noel proudly served our country in the United States Army and he later retired from the Cedartown Paper Board Company.

Mr. Noel is survived by his daughters, Amanda Noel Padgett (Byron), Margaret Noel Shaw, Mary Lee Hulsey, and Judy Hatton (Tommy); sons, Michael Noel (Jane) and Ray Noel (LaWanda); 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren; sisters, Shelvy Corban (Ray), Margaret Hitchins (Bill), Carol Whitley (Ronnie), Gail Foster, Fay Wibble (Willis), Mary Jane Foor (Donald); brothers, Neil Foor (Ethel), Vaughn Foor, Loren Foor, Dennis Foor (Mary); and sister-in-law, Michelle Foor. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Noel is preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Hulsey Noel and second wife, Brenda Sue Truett Noel; brother, John Foor; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Foor; and brother-in-law, Donald Foster.

In keeping with his wishes, his body was cremated. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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. Lloyd Noel, Jr.

Mr. Tanner

Mr. Seals Leftwich Tanner, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

He was born on Feb. 27, 1941 in Cedartown, the son of the late Avery Carson and Chaudron Virginia Tanner.

Mr. Tanner is survived by his wife Maureen Wood Tanner; daughters, Christol Privett (Shane), Nicole Cliff (Allen); son, Carson Tanner (Dana); eight grandchildren, Hayden Privett, Avery Privett, Gracee Privett, Raegan Tanner, Reece Tanner, Rachel Tanner, Tanner Cliff and Gabriella Cliff; sisters, Hope Lanham and Gail Arp.

Mr. Tanner is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy Tanner.

The funeral service for Mr. Seals Tanner were conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Gammage Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bud Davis, Rev. Larry Davis and Mr. Carson Tanner officiating.

Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Full military rites were conducted by Brewster Cleveland Post #86.

The family received friends on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, prior to the funeral hour at Gammage Funeral Home.

Hayden Privett, Avery Privett, Allen Cliff, Tanner Cliff, Shane Privett, and Reece Tanner served as Pallbearers.

Flowers will be accepted; however, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y., 10001 or by calling 866-232-8484, or by e-mail at info@alzfdn.org

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. Seals Leftwich Tanner.

Mr. Youngblood

Mr. Hilburn Gerald Youngblood, 80, of Waleska, and formerly of Cave Spring, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2018, in a Canton hospital.

Mr. Youngblood was born in Cave Spring on Jan. 20, 1938, a son of the late Roscoe Youngblood and the late Gladys Hobgood Youngblood.

A member of the Live Oak Baptist Church, Mr. Youngblood was employed by the Lindale Mills, Integrated Products, and retired from the City of Rome.

Mr. Youngblood was married to the former Joyce House on Jan. 16, 1961, and was preceded in death by her May 23, 2001.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas Allen Youngblood in 1963; by five brothers, Allen Youngblood, Weldon Youngblood, Eugene (Gene) Youngblood, Robert (Bobby) Youngblood, and Byron (Buck) Youngblood, and by his sister, Mrs. Ann Y. Steed.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Beth Endicott and her husband Curtis of Waleska, and Mrs. Linda Warren and her husband J. C. of Cave Spring, and four grandchildren, Trent Stager, Tyler (Stephanie) Stager, Cartina (Cody) Wilson, and C. J. Endicott. Four great-grandchildren, Kameron Stager, Katelyn Stager, Alexia Wilson and Hunter Wilson, and two brothers, Daryl Youngblood of Cave Spring, and Richard (Bettie) Youngblood of Gaylesville, Ala. also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Youngblood were held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2018 at 1 p.m. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel with Rev. Tony Cargle and Rev. Rick Jennings officiating.

Interment followed in the family lot of the Jackson Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Trent Stager, Tyler Stager, C. J. Endicott, Cody Wilson, Tommy House and Stanley Steed.

The family received friends at the funeral home Monday evening, Jan. 22, 2018.

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Hilburn Youngblood.