Obituaries

Leonard James Potts, 84, of Tunnel Hill passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. He was born in Phoenix, N.Y. on November 9, 1936. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy A. Potts; daughters, Debora and Martha Golden, Tunnel Hill, GA, daughter, Katherine Neville, Liverp…

Helen Jackson Allen (94) of LaFayette, GA came into this world August 20, 1927 in Fayetteville, GA and arrived in the presence of Our Lord September 22, 2021 after a battle with cancer. She passed peacefully surrounded by family. The third child of the late George W. and Cora (Hartley) Jacks…

Shirley Deen Long, 75, of LaFayette, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021. She was a member of Noble Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Eugene Long; and her parents, Joe Willie Chapman and Pauline Hammitt Chapman. She is survived by her son, Tony Long; grandc…

It is with heavy hearts that the family and friends of Jason Statts sadly announce the passing of their dear family member, friend, renowned artist, graphic designer, musician, and Savannah icon, Jason Statts. Jason passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Hospice Savannah on September…

Joseph Wade King, 76, of LaFayette, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Mr. King was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the 4th Infantry Division from 1966 - 1968. He graduated from Sevier County High School in 1962 and received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree f…

Walter "Dink" Franklin Fugate, 87, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. A celebration of life will be held on September 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Smarr, GA. The family will receive friends from 2-4 in the Fellowship Hall, prior to the service. Rev. Ke…

Jerry Allen Farner, age 72, of LaFayette, passed away Friday, September 3, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. and Nellie Pittman; grandson, Jacob Hayes; and great granddaughter, Selah Grace Hamilton. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Peggy Farner; daughters, Mis…

Rose Irene Hegwood Dukes, age 85, of LaFayette, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021. She was preceded in death by husbands, Charles A. Jackson and Bob Dukes; daughters, Glenna Jo Jackson, and Karen Brown; son, Timbo Jackson; grandsons, Daniel and Kevin Hathorn; parents, Louie and Alver…

Lucille Ellison Childers, age 88, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie "Pee Wee" Childers; daughters, Virginia and Allene Ellison; parents, Harve and Cuie Edwards; sisters, Fay Burrow, Bonnie May Kelley, Ronnie Canupp; and brothers, Tomm…

Mrs. Cordia Geneva Cochran Parker, 85, of Sylvania passed away at Syl-View Rehabilitation & Memory Care Center in the company of her three daughters. She was the daughter of Lee Darnell and Ida Ballinger Cochran. She was born and raised in Walker County, LaFayette, GA, where she was a me…

Rodney John Swanson, beloved husband of Marilyn Nungesser Swanson, passed into heaven September 2, 2021. Rod was born in Little Falls, MN, on September 12, 1939. He married Marilyn Nungesser in 1961, and they were married nearly 60 years. They were blessed with three children: Mark, Pam, and…

Lorene Lee Sharp, age 85, of LaFayette, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Sharp; parents, Berry Lee Laws and Alma Young Laws; sisters, Marilyn Callahan and Eloise Laws; brother, Dennis "Dink" Laws. She is survived by her daughter, Joanie…

Rodney John Swanson, beloved husband of Marilyn Nungesser Swanson, passed into heaven Sept. 2, 2021. Rod was born in Little Falls, MN, on, Sept. 12, 1939. He married Marilyn Nungesser in 1961; and they were married nearly 60 years. They were blessed with three children - Mark, Pam, and Reid.…

Martha "Tiny" Waycasie, age 80, of LaFayette, passed away Friday, August 27, 2021. She is survived by her daughter, Lena Woody; sons, James C. Waycasie, Brian (Misty) Waycasie, and Harold C. Waycasie II.; grandchildren, Michelle Mann Harris, Shaunta Hambrick, Bridget Lively, Danielle Brown, …

Harry Edgbert Roberts, 80, of Tunnel Hill, GA went to his REAL HOME in Heaven, Tuesday, August 31, 2021. He met his Savior's face. He was a loving husband, dad, grandfather & great-grandfather. He faithfully preached the gospel & shared Jesus everywhere he went. He taught his family …