March 18, 2018

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...]

Brentley James Gore

Brentley James Gore, age 3 of Franklin, became an angel on Sunday, January 28, 2018. He was born June 7, 2014 in Carrollton, Georgia, son of Jeremy James Gore and Ramsie Hines Richards. Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Min. Lynn Janney officiating. Interment will … [Read more...]

Mr. Randy Yates

Mr. Randy Austin Yates, age 64, of Roopville passed away Monday January 29, 2018. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday February 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Stutts Funeral Home. The family will accept guests from 12:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service. Mr. Yates was born August 22, 1953 in Carrollton to Novis Louise Daniel Smith and the … [Read more...]