Obituaries

Mrs. Brazier

Mrs. Patsy Jo “Pat” Brazier, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday morning, Jan. 18, 2018.

Mrs. Brazier was born on Feb. 7, 1936 in Polk County, a daughter of the late Iowan and Leila Little Swafford.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Fay Crawford, Mary Crocker, Edna Camp, Carolyn Swafford, Sara Barnett and Lucille Osborn and brothers, Robert Swafford, Wayne Swafford and James Swafford.

She was retired following a long career at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company which transitioned into the Meggit Corporation of Rockmart.

A deeply spiritual woman, Mrs. Brazier had been a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church of Cedartown before she and her loving husband Spencer moved to Victory Baptist Church many years ago.

She loved her family, her friends and her church. Those who knew her knew a “true Southern Belle,” who never met a stranger and who would help anyone, anytime and anywhere. Truly the loss of Mrs. Brazier is Heaven’s gain.

She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband, Mr. Spencer Brazier; her sons, Randall Brazier and Darrell Brazier; her brother and sister in law, Seals W. Swafford and wife Myrtice; her sisters, Nancy Swafford and Martha Mobley; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Patsy Jo “Pat” Brazier were conducted on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2018 at 2 p.m. from the sanctuary of the Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. Barry Snapp and the Rev. Anthony Osborn officiating.

Interment followed in the family lot of the Friendship Cemetery. The family received friends on Friday evening, Jan. 19, 2018 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home. At other times they’ll be at the residence.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Roy Mauldin, Tony Swafford, Rev. Steve Swafford, Dwayne Brazier, Michael Harp, Taylor Ledford and Lyle Harp.

The family has respectfully requested to please omit flowers and make memorial contributions in Mrs. Brazier’s memory to the Victory Baptist Church Legacy 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 was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Patsy Jo “Pat” Brazier.

Mr. Robinson

Mr. William Michael “Mike” Robinson age 61 of Rockmart passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

Mr. Robinson was born April 3, 1956 in Rockmart, son of William Monroe “Billy” Robinson and Louise White Robinson. He was a member of the Bellview Baptist Church.

He was a 1974 graduate of Rockmart High School where he was the senior-class president and class valedictorian.

Mr. Robinson attended Georgia College of Milledgeville and was employed for many years with the Marquette Cement Company having worked in Ohio and Louisville, Ky. He enjoyed reading, listening to the scanner and watching NASCAR.

Survivors include his parents, Billy and Louise Robinson of Rockmart; two sisters, Lynn Shirley of Cedartown and Susan Robinson of Dublin; three brothers, Tony Robinson and his wife Jill of Aragon, Roy Robinson and Bryon Robinson both of Rockmart; nieces and nephews also survived.

Funeral services for Mr. Robinson were held on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Owen “Bud” Davis Jr. officiating.

A eulogy was given by Mrs. Judy Cagle Wiggins.

Interment services followed in the family lot of the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Roy Robinson, Bryon Robinson, Tony Robinson, Rodney Robinson, Dewayne Robinson and Jimmy Davis.

The Rockmart High School Class of 1974 served as honorary escorts.

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. William Michael “Mike” Robinson.

Mrs. Wheeler

Mrs. Patricia Wheeler, age 71, of Cedartown, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 15, 2018 at her residence.

Mrs. Wheeler was born May 13, 1946 to the late Clabe and Lillie Williams Chapman in Borden Springs, Ala..

She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Buchanan and worked for many years as an Interior decorator.

Surviving are her husband Kenneth Wheeler, her sons Kevin Wood and Dale Wood, daughters Toni Barry and Stacey Correia, brothers Clabe Chapman Jr. and Jamie Chapman.

She is also survived by a number of Grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Ann Wheeler were conducted Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Lester Litesey Funeral home with Dr. Allen Wilburn officiating.

Interment followed at 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

The family received friends Thursday morning, Jan. 18, 2017 prior to the funeral hour at the 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 Mrs. Patricia Ann Wheeler.

Mrs. Wilson

Mrs. Vivian Diane Chafin Wilson, age 61 of Rockmart passed away Monday, January 15, 2018.

Mrs. Wilson was born Nov. 15, 1956 in Perry, daughter of the late Wyatte Brown Chafin and the late Ina Sue Pierce Chafin. She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker who loved being with her family.

Mrs. Wilson enjoyed watching sports and avidly adored her precious dog, Sarah.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Wilson; two brothers, Jerry Joshua Chafin and Billy Wayne Chafin.

Survivors include her goddaughter, Bree Gentry of Taylorsville; four sisters, Sarah Hale of London, Ky., Doris Coker and her husband Bobby of Molena, Jeanette Martin and her husband Boyd of Adairsville, and Brenda Ashley of Silver Creek; a brother, Harold Chafin and his wife Shelma of Huntsville, Ala; and her life long companion, Terry “Walk” Hadfield of Rockmart.

A funeral service for Mrs. Wilson was held on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Owen “Bud” Davis Jr. officiating.

A eulogy was given by Mr. Terry “Walk” Hadfield.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday prior to the funeral service.

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 service for Mrs. Vivian Diane Chafin Wilson.

Mrs. Proctor

Mrs. Dellia Ione “Nona” Streetman Proctor, age 73 of Rome passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.

Mrs. Proctor was born June 27, 1944 in Aragon, daughter of the late James Thomas Streetman and the late Lois Pearl Cash Streetman.

She was a member of the Oak Ridge Baptist Church and a former employee of Integrated Products of Aragon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hentry Alton Proctor on Aug. 3, 1998; a son, Alton Lamar Proctor; two grandchildren, Christopher Proctor and Kendall Dyer; and eleven siblings.

Survivors include two daughters, Angela Bennett and Melinda Cabe both of Rome; son, Aaron Proctor of Rome; brother, Archie Streetman of Dallas; 23 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Proctor were held on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Oak Ridge Baptist Church of Aragon with Rev. Tim Deems officiating.

Interment services followed in the family lot of Aragon Cemetery with Rev. Archie Streetman officiating.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Matthew Proctor, Timothy Proctor, Timmy Reeves, Donnie Spradlen, Jr., Jamie Peach, Chucky Jacobs and Aaron Cordle.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, Jan. 16, 2018.

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 funeral services for Mrs. Dellia Ione “Nona” Streetman Proctor.

Mr. Morgan

Mr. Herman Charles Morgan, age 88, of Cedartown, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 14, 2018 following an extended illness.

Mr. Morgan was born on Sept. 15, 1929 in Cave Spring, the son of the late Clarence Morgan and the late Lucille Norton Morgan.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Horace Morgan, Russell Morgan and Harvey Morgan; a sister, Carolyn McKinney and his wife, Sara Carr Morgan. Mr. Morgan was a retired truck driver where he had been employed and drove for Carriage Transport for many years.

Mr. Morgan is survived by his sons, Wayne Morgan and Betty, Bobby Morgan and Janice and Randy Morgan; brothers; Robert Morgan and Jack Morgan; grandchildren, Jessica Capossela, Kelley Cromer, Bonnie Heuer, Christopher Morgan, Bryn Morgan and Derrick Morgan and eight great grandchildren. A number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

The family received friends on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2018 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Morgan was cremated.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the charity of ones choice in Memory of Mr. Morgan.

For personal condolences and to sigh the online guestbook, please visit our website at liteseyfh.com.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Herman Charles Morgan.

Mrs. Floyd

Mrs. Doris Ann Potts Floyd, age 83 of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

Mrs. Floyd was born June 5, 1934 in Calhoun County, Ala, daughter of the late William Henry Potts and the late Ola Melissa Anthony Potts.

She was a graduate of Rockmart High School and a member of County Line Baptist Church. Mrs. Floyd retired from the Goodyear Tire Company with 30 years of service. She enjoyed cooking and loved to have family gatherings.

She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel “Danny” Edd Floyd; son, Gary Floyd; brother, Virgil Potts; and sister, Jennell Crook.

Survivors included her son, Keith Floyd and his wife Terri of Piedmont, Ala.; two daughters, Kayron Holbrooks and her husband Randy of Cedartown, and Ann Galloway and her husband Gary of Albertville, Ala.; brother, Howard Potts of Pensacola, Fla.; 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survived.

Funeral services for Mrs. Floyd were held on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. at County Line Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Thomas officiating.

Interment services followed in the family lot of the church cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jerid Morsico, Shane Thornton, Colby Jones, Jasen Floyd, Aaron Holbrooks and Cain Holbrooks.

Honorary pallbearers were Gary Galloway and Randy Holbrooks.

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. Doris Ann Potts Floyd.

Mr. Miller

Mr. Roy Taylor Miller originally of Avon, Ohio and for the past 42 years a resident or Rockmart, died on Jan. 13, 2018.

He was born March 13, 1954 to Cora and Royal Miller.

At age 18, he moved to Mount Vernon to attend Brewton Parker College with a music scholarship. There, he met Deborah Pam Butler at Choir Week and was smitten.

He and the love of his life married on June 7, 1974 in Marietta, and moved to Rockmart in 1976 where Roy dabbled and spread his expertise from everything to working at the Goodyear Mill to owning a stereo and frame shop to being a jeweler at Smith and Lockwood Pharmacy to starting his own supply business, Eagle Supply.

His final position was as a real estate “mogul.” His three children, Erin, Katy and Ryan filled his life with laughter, a little stress, car issues, and college loans, but he loved them well and without condition.

He counted his son in law, Clive Miles and sister in law Sandra Sheppard as close as birth family. His countless friends, and even a few enemies, added so much excitement and care to his life.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Cedartown with Dr. David Taylor officiating.

The family received friends Wednesday, Jan. 17 prior the service hour at the First Baptist Church of Cedartown.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who loved Mr. Miller practice intentional acts of kindness, such as: taking a box of donuts to a group of teachers, buying a meal and having a conversation with someone who is experiencing homelessness, sending a college student $50 for pizza, thanking and connecting with a veteran, visiting someone in the hospital, inviting your neighbors over for dinner, singing Happy Birthday in a booming voice to someone who’s celebrating, or seeking out a stranger to share a joke and a beverage.

Mr. Miller loved his life, and celebrated it to the fullest. To paraphrase Thoreau, he “lived deep and sucked all the marrow out of life.”

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral service of Mr. Roy Taylor Miller.

Mr. Beaird

Mr. Bobby Joe Beaird, 90, of Cave Spring, died Sunday morning, Jan. 14, 2018, at the residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Beaird was born in Wetumpka, Ala., on March 13, 1927, a son of the late James Monroe Beaird and the late Nellie Bass Beaird.

He was raised on the family farm in Titus, Ala., working there and at the family’s country store. Called to duty during World War II, Mr. Beaird served as a mechanic and an Military Policeman in the U. S. Army Air Corps, and was called back to the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He was married to the former Catherine Elizabeth Carnes on June 4, 1953, and was preceded in death by her Dec. 23, 2007.

After they married, Mr. and Mrs. Beaird lived in Montgomery for a short time prior to moving to Cave Spring where they raised their family.

Mr. Beaird ran the Cave Spring Freezer Locker for over 20 years, then the B. J. Beaird and Son Service Station, and later B. J.’s Clothing Store, which became the Red Wagon, until his retirement.

Mr. Beaird served Cave Spring in many capacities during the years, as a volunteer firefighter, as a member of the city council, and at the time of this death, was a member of the Rolater Park Committee.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring for many years, and together he and his wife were active members in the Wild Life Club and the Cave Spring Springers Square Dance Club.

Mr. Beaird is survived by his children, Johnny Beaird and his wife Kitty, and Mrs. LeAnn Watson and her husband Stan, all of Cave Spring. His sister, Mrs. Sarah B. Matthews and her husband Bill of Titus, Ala.; four grandsons, Capt. Jeremy Watson and his wife Anna, Dent Watson, Ethan Beaird and Nathan Dover; two great-grandchildren Lilly and Jeremiah Watson and several other family members also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Beaird were held Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at 2 p.m. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel with Rev. Rodney Willingham and Capt. Jeremy Watson officiating.

Interment followed in the Cave Spring Cemetery, and pallbearers included Nathan Dover, Capt. Jeremy Watson, Ethan Beaird, Dent Watson, Josh Matthews, and Will Matthews.

An honorary escort included Chet and Mark Matthews.

The family received friends at the funeral home Monday evening, Jan. 15, 2018 and at other hours were at their respective homes.

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Bobby Joe Beaird.

Mr. Truett

Mr. William “Floyd” Truett, age 82, of Columbus, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.

He was born in Borden Springs, Ala., on July 17, 1935, son of the late Robert Hamilton Truett and Marion Elizabeth Collins Truett.

While growing up in Cedartown, Mr. Truett and his family lived on Jackson Street and he attended Third Street School.

Floyd was baptized at the age of 17 by Rev. Buddy York and became a member of Second Baptist Church in Cedartown. He then joined the U.S. Navy where he served the country for 20 years.

While in the Navy, he found the love of his life, Ms. Sara Gilley, whom he married in 1958. After retiring from the Navy, Floyd worked with Lysol National Laboratory and retired in Columbus.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Sara Truett; brother William Truett; sisters: Betty Clarke, Jean Nettles and Shirley Vines.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law Robert “Bobby” and Penny Truett; sisters: Diann Brown and husband James, Pasty Causey and Carolyn Wood; 3 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother in law: Pierce Nettles; several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

A service to remember Mr. Truett’s life was held Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Smith and Miller Funeral Home with Mr. Ricky Vines and Mr. Allen Spence delivering the eulogies.

The family received friends Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21 prior to the service hour at the funeral home.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown is honored to serve the family of Mr. William “Floyd” Truett.

Mr. Priest

Mr. Timothy “Timmy” Samuel Priest, age 59, of Rockmart passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

Mr. Priest was born in Smyrna, on Oct. 24, 1958, the son of the late George Priest and the late Geneva Mullins Priest.

Mr. Priest was an automobile mechanic.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Kristy and Nathan Swanson of Rockmart; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Lesha Priest of Rockmart; six grandchildren, Cole Priest, Ava Priest, Kassidy Swanson, Presley Swanson, Trent Swanson and Ryder Swanson; and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. from Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel with Danny Hutcheson officiating.

The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening, Jan. 16, 2018.

Post an online condolence at www.hutchesonsmemorialchapel.com

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