February 19, 2018

Mr. Vince Sutton

Mr. Vince Deondray Sutton entered in this life on September 28, 1966 to Ms. Maxine Sutton and the late, Calvin Simpson, Jr. He confessed his faith in Christ early in life and was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Vince graduated from LaGrange High School in LaGrange, Georgia, Class of 1984. He continued his studies at the University of Alabama and was an … [Read more...]

Mrs. Anita Ledbetter

Mrs. Anita Ruth Sanders Ledbetter, age 55, of Franklin passed away February 11, 2018. Mrs. Ledbetter was born June 12, 1962 in Carrollton to the late Lewis Sanders and Betty Jean Pike. She was a Baptist by faith, and worked as a postal clerk for the US Post Office in LaGrange. She showed love in many ways, and had a special place in her heart for her … [Read more...]

Mrs. Christine Shirey Oliver

Mrs. Christine Shirey Oliver, 90, formerly of Hogansville, passed away, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Christian City Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Oliver was born April 15, 1927, in Heard County, daughter of the late Virgil and John Anna Walston Shirey. A resident of Hogansville most of her life, she retired from Sears in LaGrange after 34 years of service and … [Read more...]

Mr. Lamar Ragland

Mr. Lamar Ragland, 42, of Franklin, Georgia, passed away Saturday morning Feb. 10, 2018, at Grady Memorial Hospital as the result of injuries received in a work related accident.   Lamar was born Larry Lamar Ragland, Sept.3, 1975, the son of the late Tilman Ragland and Betty Hyatt Ragland Caswell.  Lamar was a traffic control manager for the C. W. Matthews … [Read more...]

Mrs. Edna Keel

Mrs. Edna Lee McWhorter Keel, age 91, of Roopville passed away February 8, 2018. A private graveside service was held February 10, 2018 at Jackson’s Gap Baptist Church Cemetery in Tallapoosa County, Alabama with the Rev. Boyd Miller officiating. Mrs. Keel was born November 18, 1926 in Cleburne County, Alabama to the late Lee Rosco McWhorter and Josephene … [Read more...]

Mr. Vance Thomaston

Mr. Vance Thomaston passed away Wednesday. He was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Heard County, Georgia to the late, Chester and Bertha Thomaston. He united with Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and was employed by Hollingsworth Trucking Company. Survivors include his wife, Corine D. Thomaston; sons, Demetrius (Samantha) Thomaston, Bentley (Deborah) Thomaston and Victor … [Read more...]

Mrs. Vertie Mae Rogers Brooks

Mrs. Vertie Mae Rogers Brooks first saw the light of day in Heard County, Georgia on May 1, 1936. She was one of 11 children born to the late Looney Monroe and Vertie Ann Medlock Rogers. She would ultimately be the last of her siblings surviving. If you were farmers back in this time, a large family assured that the hard work associated with the farm … [Read more...]

Ms. Ruby Bonita Craven

Ruby Bonita Craven, Norcross, GA, passed away  February 2, 2018, at WellStar Hospital, Douglasville, GA, after a year-long battle with small cell lung cancer. She was born in Franklin, GA, on March 9, 1953, to the late Reuben O. (Dad) Craven and the late Missouri Adams Craven of the Simpson Community in Heard County, GA. Bonita graduated from Heard County … [Read more...]

Ms. Mercedes C. Rutledge

Ms. Mercedes Rutledge, 27 of Birmingham, AL formerly of Welch, AL passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in (Welch Community) Roanoke, AL, Rev. Calvin Trammell, Pastor; officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She … [Read more...]

Mrs. Hattie Pearl Brand Reeves

Mrs. Hattie Pearl Brand Reeves, 86, of Carrollton, passed away January 29, 2018 in LaGrange, GA. Ms. Pearl is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Tera Yearta; brother, William “Butch” Yearta; sister, Roberta Walker, Mattie Mae Gerholdt; her first husband, Harvery G. Brand of Franklin; daughters, Udora Brand, Glennis M. Brand; second husband, Billy … [Read more...]