Obituaries

Mrs. Wilson

Mrs. Kathryn J. Wilson, age 80, of Rockmart passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.

She was born in Haralson County, on March 29, 1937, a daughter of the late John B. Manor and the late Dura V. Adams.

Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and lived the greater part of her life in Rockmart.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Beverly C. Adams.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Harvey Wilson of Rockmart, to whom she was married on July 14, 1955; son, Timothy Wilson, Rockmart; and two grandchildren: Levi Maxwell and Piper Ramirez.

Graveside funeral and interment services were held Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Delton Harne officiating.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Kathryn J. Wilson.

Mrs. Williams

Mrs. Alice Pearl Williams, age 73 of Aragon, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

Mrs. Williams was born Feb. 1, 1944 in Rockmart, daughter of the late Otis Clifton Haney and the late Mary Nancy Beatty Haney.

She graduated from Rockmart High School and was of the Baptist Faith.

Mrs. Williams then graduated Dekalb College in Decatur where she obtained her BSN. She was a retired nurse from the Floyd Medical Heart Unit. Mrs. Williams enjoyed cattle farming with her black angus cows.

She also loved being a nurse and collecting owls.

She was preceded in death by her two brothers, David Clifton Haney and Jimmy Michael Haney; and a sister, Evelyn Maude Haney Bailey.

Survivors include her brother, George Scott Haney of Rockmart; and her sister Margaret Violet Haney Stegall of Aragon.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Calvin Brown officiating. A eulogy will be given by Lynn Haddock.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 2, prior to the service from 5:30 p.m. until the memorial hour.

In lieu of flowers, the family request to make memorial contributions to the Parkinson’s Association or Heyman Hospice Care at 420 E. 2nd Ave, Ste 103, Rome, Ga., 30161.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the memorial arrangements for Mrs. Alice Pearl Williams.

Mrs. Blair

Mrs. Charlotte Moore Blair, age 95 of Cedartown, passed away on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 peacefully in her home.

She was born on Aug. 20, 1922 in Cedartown, the daughter of the late Rena H. and Cordia Gossett Moore.

Mrs. Blair was of the Christian faith and a long time member of World View Baptist Church, where she loved to sing in the choir with her beautiful alto voice.

She loved her family and she was a loving and devoted wife and mother.

Mrs. Blair is survived by her daughter, Sharon Blair Chilcoat (Woody) of Roanoke, Va.; daughter-in-law, Nan Blair of Bremen; sister, Faye Herren of Atlanta; granddaughters, Kristi Blair of Roanoke, VA and Allison Jones (Dwight) of Alpharetta; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Phoebe Jones and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Blair is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otis L. Blair; sons, Sandy Blair and Kirby Blair; sister, Beatrice Ford and twin brother, Charles Moore and brothers, Glenn Moore and Mack Moore.

The funeral arrangements for Mrs. Charlotte Blair were conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral with Dr. Larry Conner and Rev. Chris Hearne officiating.

Interment followed in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Anthony Trawick officiating.

The family of Mrs. Blair received family and friends on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 prior to funeral hour at the Gammage Funeral Home.

The family has requested that flowers are to be omitted and donations can be made to Oak Grove Cemetery Commission, c/o, Larry Dooley, 636 Cherokee Road, Cedartown, Ga., 30125 or World View Baptist Church Music Ministry, 500 College Drive, Cedartown, Ga., 30125.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Henry Runyan, Dale Long, Dwight Jones and Eddie Ford.

Messages of condolence can be made to the family by visiting signing the online guestbook at gammagefh.com.

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home handled the arrangements for Mrs. Charlotte Moore Blair.

Mr. Dansby

Mr. Charles Sorrells Dansby, age 89 of Rockmart, passed away at his residence on Monday evening, Nov. 20, 2017.

Mr. Dansby was born Nov. 26, 1927 in Rockmart, son of the late Daniel Monroe Dansby and the late Laura Sorrells Dansby.

He graduated from Rockmart High School, class of 1945 and was a member of Bellview Baptist Church. He was veteran of the United States Army Air Corps and served in World War II.

Mr. Dansby retired from General Electric with over 30 years of service. He loved to attend the Golden Age at the First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 68 years, Retha Dansby.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Dansby; two sons, Jimmy Dansby of Loganville, and Bruce Dansby of Huntsville, Ala.; brother, Bob Dansby of Rome; and a sister Danny Mae Lancaster of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Dansby were held on Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Bellview Baptist Church with Rev. Owen Bud Davis Jr. and Rev. Justin Carter officiating.

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

A Eulogy was given by Missy Griner and a poem by Becky Kruger.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jason Dansby, Marc Kruger, Dalton Kruger, Aaron Kruger, George Griner and Jacob Griner.

Honorary pallbearers were: Leon Cook, Charles Rayburn, Charles Dabbs, Steve Turner, David Howard, Max Moss, Irivin Austin, Mike Carter, Jeff Carter and Edwin Owens.

The family received friends Friday evening, Nov. 24, 2017 at the Freeman Harris Funeral Home

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 arrangements for Mr. Charles Dansby.

Mrs. Matthews

Mrs. Faye Garrett Matthews, age 80, of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at her residence.

Mrs. Matthews was born in Polk County on Jan. 14, 1937, daughter of the late Elias Monroe Garrett and Alice Geneva Hutchins Garrett.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bishop E. Jack Matthews on April 10, 2014.

Having worked at the Dime Store in Rockmart and having studied interior design at Floyd College, Mrs. Matthews was a devoted minister’s wife serving over 58 years in the gospel ministry of the Church of God.

She served at many churches in the Southeastern United States with her husband in many roles including daycare coordinator at Belle Glade Church of God in Florida.

Locally, she served with her husband at Lindale Church of God for many years.

Mrs. Matthews was a member of Mount Paran North Church of God.

Survivors include a daughter, Deidra Matthews Millwood, Rockmart; a son, Rev. Mark Matthews, and his wife, Clare, Lake Mary, Fla.; a granddaughter, Kyla Miranda Millwood, Rockmart; her twin sister, Georgia Ann Garrett Bolt, Rockmart; nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson and Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Steve McBrayer and Dr. Richard Miller officiating and with family members sharing.

Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens.

The family received friends at Henderson and Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday, Nov. 24, prior to the service hour. At other times, they may be contacted at the residence.

Henderson and Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Mr. Pinkard

Mr. Johnny E. Pinkard, age 81 of Trussville, Ala., and formerly of Rockmart peacefully passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 in Birmingham, surrounded by loving family.

Mr. Pinkard was born Oct. 8, 1936 in Polk County to the late Ellis Pinkard and the late Mary Mosley Pinkard.

He was a 1954 graduate of Rockmart High School and a 1959 graduate of Georgia Tech.

Mr. Pinkard also served in the Air National Guard.

He served on the Cartersville School Board and was a Mason, Officer and Director of the Lions Club.

Mr. Pinkard retired a few years ago after a long career as Sales Manager with Cotton States Insurance Company.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Joan Pinkard and Liz Finney; and a nephew Chuck Pinkard.

Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Nancy Pinkard; son, Johnny Ellis Pinkard II of Florida; two daughters, Joani Elizabeth Pinkard of Valdosta and Dana Felicia Vickers and her husband Marvin of Birmingham; two brothers, Charles Pinkard and his wife Barbara, Barry Pinkard and his wife Renee both of Rockmart; two grandchildren, Sophia Elise Vickers and Marvin Haber Reed Vickers; God daughter, Lisa Sanford and her children Chelsey, Peyton and Parker. Numerous special nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Davis officiating.

Eulogies were given by Mr. Marvin Vickers; nieces, Susie Pinkard, Susan Crawford and Suanne Pinkard.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family request to simply bless a charity of one’s choice this holiday season and lift the family up in prayer.

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 service for Mr. Johnny Pinkard.

Mrs. Waters

Mrs. Joyce Pyles Waters age 47, of Cedartown, Georgia passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 22, 2017.

She was born on June 28, 1970 in Polk County to the late Willard and Mary Pyles.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, William Pyles.

Surviving are daughters, Kim West, Katie Fincher and Kacie West; brothers, Clifton Pyles, James Pyles and Alvin Pyles; sisters, Loretta Baldwin, Norma Jean Mitchell and Audrey Albright and eight grandchildren. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

A Visitation for Joyce Waters was held Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25, 2017 at the Lester Litesey Funeral Home. Following the visitation she was cremated.

For personal condolences and to sign the online guest book, please visit our website at liteseyfh.com.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Joyce Pyles Waters.

Mr. Burns

Mr. Kenneth Clifford Burns, known as “K.C.” or “Cliff” to his friends, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Hospice.

Mr. Burns was born in Curryville, in Gordon County on May 14, 1930, to parents Jether and Bonnie Burns.

He graduated from Armuchee High School in 1948. Mr. Burns married Joyce Beard on April 13, 1952.

Mr. Burns began his 40 year employment with Southern Bell (later BellSouth, AT&T) in 1949 in Rome, as a cable splicer’s assistant and he moved to the Atlanta offices in 1963.

He worked his way up to a position in Engineering before retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Marine Corp Reserve and was called into active duty during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Burns was a member of New Armuchee Baptist Church for 11 years, where he was involved in building their present sanctuary. After moving to Cobb County in 1963 he was a member of Piedmont Baptist Church for 40 years, serving as a deacon and as the Building Committee Chairman. He was also a member of First Baptist Marietta for 14 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and his volunteer work with the Pioneers organization in both the Perimeter and Rome chapters. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Mr. Burns is survived by his wife, Joyce, daughters Cheryl Grier and Marsha Burke (married to Greg Burke), and grandchildren Jesse Grier, Justin Grier, Lindsey Burke Clare (married to Brian Clare) and Chelsea Burke. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Hazel Ables, J.W. Burns, Buren Burns and Malcolm (Jimmy) Burns and granddaughter, Lacey Ann Burke.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the First Baptist Church of Marietta with Rev. Robert Ledbetter officiating.

Interment followed in the Mountain View Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 pm at the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home, Rockmart and on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service hour in the chapel of the First Baptist Church, Marietta.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial gifts be made in Mr. Burns’ honor to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800 Nashville, Tenn., 27214-0800 or The Alzheimers Association, 41 Perimeter Center E # 550 Atlanta, Ga., 30346.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mauldin

Mrs. Sandra Mauldin, age 70, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at her residence.

She was born in Spring Garden, Ala., on June 23, 1947, a daughter of the late Rev. Roy Matthews Sr. and Carrie Dempsey Matthews.

Mrs. Mauldin lived the greater part of her life in Cedartown where she was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers: Paul Matthews and Muril Matthews.

Survivors include her husband, Ellis Mauldin; step-sons, Roy E. Mauldin and Barry Mauldin; sister, Nora Merritt; brothers: Arnold Matthews, Roy Matthews Jr. and Hal Matthews; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Smith and Miller Funeral Home with Rev. Joel A. Smith officiating.

Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery.

The family received friends Monday afternoon, Nov. 20, prior the service hour at the funeral home.

The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Sandra Mauldin.