September 24, 2020

Mr. Ronnie Chapman

Mr. Ronnie Eugene Chapman, 71, of Hogansville, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange. Mr. Chapman was born May 3, 1949, in Manchester, son of the late Herman Eugene Chapman and Amelia White Chapman. A veteran of service in the U.S. Army, he lived in Hogansville most of his life and retired after … [Read more...]

Mr. Clint Watson

Mr. Clint C. Watson, 56, of Hogansville, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020, at Hospice LaGrange. Mr. Watson was born January 10, 1964, in Coweta County, son of the late Eugene and Georgia Ruth Smith Watson. A resident of Heard County for many years, he was a retired diesel and auto mechanic. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and caving. Survivors include … [Read more...]

Mrs. Janelle Shadinger

Mrs. Alice Janelle McCormick Shadinger, age 81, of Ranburne, formerly of Roopville, passed away September 17, 2020. Her funeral will be held Sunday September 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM at the chapel of Stutts Funeral Home with Rev. Curtis Holloway officiating. Interment will follow in Jesus Is the Way Church Cemetery. The family will accept visitors at Stutts … [Read more...]

Mr. James W. Cranford Jr.

Mr. James W. Cranford Jr., age 82 of Carrollton, entered his heavenly home on Monday, September 14, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 22, 1937 in Troy, North Carolina, son of the late James W. Cranford Sr., and the late BessieRuth Nelson Cranford. Mr. Cranford was a graduate of the University of North Carolina … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Kudzu and Christianity

(Franklin, GA) -- Here in the Deep South, we have a wonderful little vine called Kudzu. We have so much of it that you would think it is native to the South. In fact, kudzu now covers more than 7 million acres in the South. Kudzu was introduced to the United States in 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Japanese … [Read more...]

Mrs. Debra June Hand

Mrs. Debra June Hand, 67, of Franklin, died Monday, August 31, 2020 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Born June 5, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Henry Raymond Todrowski and the late Marian Bernadette Kempka Todrowski. Debra was of the Catholic Faith and served our Country as a veteran of the United States Navy. She loved her family … [Read more...]

Mr. Matthew Brent McLendon

Mr. Matthew Brent McLendon of Grantville passed away September 2, 2020. He was born December 17, 1989 in Atlanta. Brent had a love for music, playing his guitar and singing the days away, playing cards with Meme and Popie and taking Haidyn for walks. He also enjoyed riding around in the side by side and playing in the yard with his cousin Connor … [Read more...]

Mr. Ishom Bobby Smith

Mr. Ishom Bobby Smith, age 73, of Franklin passed away September 11, 2020. His funeral services will be held Sunday September 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Ridgeway Baptist Church with Rev. R. L. Brazeal officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will accept guests at Ridgeway Baptist Church Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM until the … [Read more...]

Mr. Lamar Skinner

Mr. Raleigh Lamar Skinner, age 80, of Franklin passed away September 9, 2020. The family will gather together for a private service to be held at Stutts Funeral Home. Mr. Skinner was born October 15, 1939 in Fulton County to the late John Benjamin Skinner and Viola McKinney Skinner. He was a Christian by faith. He loved to read the Bible and share its … [Read more...]

Mrs. Lisa McElwaney Pike

Lisa McElwaney Pike, early in her life claimed the promises of God for directing her life. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart….He shall direct thy paths.” In the early afternoon of September 5, 2020, God fulfilled all of His promises to her and gently drew her to Him and her life everlasting. Lisa was born February 10, 1961 in Newnan, GA and was the … [Read more...]