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Obituaries - December 18, 2000

Mrs. Anne S. Mike
Mrs. Mrs. Anne Solomon Mike of 1209 Vernon Road died Friday at Hospice LaGrange. 
Mrs. Mike, born in LaGrange, had lived here all her life and retired as co-owner of M&M Package Store. She was a member of St. Peterís Catholic Church.
She was the daughter of the late Ellis Sr. and Kamile Maloof Solomon.
Survivors include her husband Tommy Mike Sr.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy Jr. and Kathryn Mike and Mark and Ute Mike, all of LaGrange; three sisters, Martha Solomon and Margaret Solomon, both of LaGrange, and Betty Azar of El Paso, Texas; a brother, Charlie Solomon of LaGrange; and five grandchildren, Kami Mike, Sara Mike, Nichole Banks, Korie Mike and Tad Mike.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peterís Catholic Church with Father Larry Niese and the Rev. Bob Kerr officiating. Entombment will be in Shadowlawn Mausoleum.
The family will be at her home and will receive friends this evening from 6 until 7 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary. The wake will begin at 7.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peterís School Building Fund in memory of Mrs. Mike.

Mrs. Cora P. Bingham
Mrs. Cora P. Bingham, 100, of 213 Ware St., in Hogansville died Friday at Franklin Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Thrash & Sons Funeral Home at 117 West Main St., in Hogansville with the Rev. Bradell Martin officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Lillian Ozburn 
Mrs. Lillian Ozburn, 82, of 146 Poplar Circle died Friday at West Georgia Medical Center.
Born August 15, 1918, in Troup County, Mrs. Ozburn was a lifetime Methodist.
Mrs. Ozburn was the daughter of the late Luther and Alma Hobbs Bales and the wife of the late Sanford J. Ozburn.
Survivors include a brother and two sisters-in-law, J.T. and Gladys Bales of Houston, Texas, and Jane Bales of LaGrange; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home with the Rev. Olin McClain officiating. Burial will be in Shadowlawn Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity in memory of Mrs. Ozburn.

Mrs. Rebecca Kirby
Mrs. Ada Rebecca Kirby, 83, of Pine Mountain died this morning at Brian Center Nursing Care.
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Herman Hurston
Willie Herman Hurston of Atlanta, formerly of LaGrange, died in Atlanta.
Local survivors include aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Graveside services will be Tuesday in Atlanta.
Haugabrook Funeral Home in Atlanta is in charge of arrangements.
This announcement is courtesy of Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home.

Obituaries - December 19, 2000

Mrs. Marion H. Wolfe
Mrs. Marion Howard Wolfe, 72, of Rome died Monday at her home.
Mrs. Wolfe, born June 5, 1928, in LaGrange, was the daughter of the late Rufus (Sandy) Howard and Essie Mae Dollar Howard. She was a member of the Rome First United Methodist Church and Coosa Country Club and was a champion golfer, having won a number of tournaments and championships. During World War II she played clarinet in a 75 member all girl band in LaGrange and saxophone in an all girl orchestra performing in parades and at military installations throughout the state. She was a master gardener and her yard was a certified national wildlife habitat.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Richard W. Wolfe of Rome; two sons, Richard C. Wolfe of LaGrange and Jeffry S. Wolfe of Fort Bragg, N.C.; a daughter, Rene H. Wolfe of LaGrange; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Harruff and a son, James Eric Wolfe.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Rome with the Rev. Mark Sargent officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Shadowlawn Cemetery in LaGrange.
The family will be at her home and will receive friends in the Christian Life Center of the church one hour prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Community Hospice Care, P.O. Box 233, Rome, Ga., 30162-0233, or to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 628, Rome, Ga. 30162-0628. 
Danielís Funeral Home in Rome is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rebecca Kirby
Mrs. Ada Rebecca Kirby, 83, of the Oak Grove Community died Monday at Brian Center Nursing Care.
Mrs. Kirby, born June 15, 1917, in Troup County, was the daughter of the late John William and Sally Gordon Smith Tucker. She had lived here all her life and retired from International Playtex. She was a member of Oak Grove United Congregational Christian Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Echols and Linda Hart; a nephew, James (Billy) Tucker all of Pine Mountain; and a niece, Rochelle Brooks of LaGrange
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oak Grove Cemetery with Dr. Charles F. McCook officiating.
The family will be at the home of her son and daughter-in-law at 939 Oak Grove Road and will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home.

Rev. Robert Robinson
The Rev. Robert Robinson of 205 Banks St., died Monday at his home.
The family will be at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willie Mae Russell, at 115 King Arthur Drive.
Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel E. Williams
Samuel E. Williams, 70, of Hogansville died Monday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Decatur.
Mr. Williams, born August 22, 1930, in Hogansville, was the son of the late James Loy and Lurline Sims Williams. He was a graduate of Hogansville High School and attended Georgia State University. He was a Navy veteran and was an All-Navy Boxing Champion.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Donna Bowen of LaGrange and Ima Pike of Hogansville; three stepsons, Leamon Hughes of LaGrange, Joel Hughes of Hogansville and Michael Hughes of Atlanta; a sister, Joyce Atterholt of Powder Springs; two brothers, Earl Williams of Meridian Miss., and Ervin Williams of Barcelona, Spain; and several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville with the Rev. Rance Sprayberry officiating.
It is the familyís request that all flowers and memorials be omitted.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 Wednesday afternoon at the Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville.

Obituaries - December 20, 2000

A.D. Davis
A.D. Davis, 66, of 95 Teaver Road died Monday at his home.
Mr. Davis, born November 24, 1934, in Gilmer, Texas, was the son of the late David Thomas and Artie Dale Davis. He was an Air Force veteran and had lived here for 15 years. He was a former truck driver and attended Reedís Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jeanette Davis; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Harold Potts, Kathy and Ron Tate and Debbie and John Yannotti, all of LaGrange; eight grandchildren; seven sisters; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Reedís Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating.
The family will be at his home.
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pearl McGuffin
Mrs. Mae Pearl McGuffin, 72, of 123 Auburn Avenue died Monday at Hospice LaGrange.
Mrs. McGuffin, born August 9, 1928, in Tallapoosa County, Ala., was the daughter of the late James Ballard Sr. and Polly Mae Lankford Duncan. she had lived here most of her life and retired from the Shawnut Division of West Point Pepperell. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Polly Fowler and Elaine Garsee, both of LaGrange, and Gurtha and Derryl Miner Sr. of Conyers; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Frances McGuffin of LaGrange; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Shadowlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Boyd officiating.
The family will be at her home and will receive friends at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home this evening from 6 until 8.
Flowers will be accepted or those desiring may contribute to Hospice LaGrange in memory of Mrs. McGuffin.
The family will be at his home.

Rev. Robert Robinson Sr.
The Rev. Robert Robinson Sr. of 205 Banks St., died Monday at his home.
The Rev. Robinson, born July 20, 1920, in Troup County, was the son of the late Henry and Lula Ferrell Robinson. He had lived here all his life and was a member of Solomon Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Willie Mae and Curtis Russell of LaGrange; four sons, the Rev. Bobby Robinson of LaGrange, the Rev. Simon and Debra Robinson of Marietta, the Rev. Robert Robinson Jr. of Carrollton and Christopher Hudson of LaGrange; a brother, Willie Robinson of West Point; three sisters and a close brother-in-law, Annie C. Delaney, Louise Scott and Sara and Billy Patterson, all of LaGrange; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a number of nieces nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smyrna Baptist Church on Highway 219 North with the Rev. T.L. Harris officiating. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery.
The family will be at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Willie Mae and Curtis Russell, at 115 King Arthur Drive.
Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William B. Johnson
William B. Johnson, 79, of Hogansville died Tuesday at West Georgia Medical Center.
Mr. Johnson, born December 19, 1921, in Gay, was the son of the late William Lee and Ada Quigley Johnson. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and had lived in Hogansville since 1951 retiring from the Hogansville Housing Authority. He was a member of Hogansville Church of God. 
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frances Gray Johnson of Hogansville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rachel and Jim Talley of Dalton and Rita and Everett Howard of Pine Mountain; a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Sue Johnson of Hogansville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Tavie and Johnnie Nunis of LaGrange and Patsy and Curtis Wilkes of Nashville, Tenn; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Doug and Geraldine Johnson of Austell, Jimmy and Carolyn Johnson and Doyle Johnson of LaGrange and Garin and Joyce Johnson of Stephenson, Ala; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Randall Hodge officiating. Burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 9 this evening.

Obituaries - December 21, 2000

Mrs. Audrey M. McKeen
Mrs. Audrey M. McKeen 73, of 36 Morton Drive died Tuesday at Florence Hand Home.
Mrs. McKeen, born December 11, 1927, in Ephesus, was the daughter of the late Isaac Jasper and Bessie B. Daniel Mitchell. She had lived here since 1948 and was a former employee of International Playtex. She was a member of Pine View Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Joan Templeton of Opelika, Ala; a son, Jack McKeen of Bonaire; a sister, Daffie Woolford of Freehold, N.J.; a brother, Billy Smith of Heard County; four grandchildren, Jennifer McKeen and Brian McKeen, both of Bonaire, and Lance Templeton and Tracy Lindsay, both of Opelika, Ala.; and a great-grandson, Tristan Lindsay of Opelika.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil McKeen.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home with the Rev. Olin McClain officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends this evening from 7 until 9 at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home.
Flowers will be accepted or those desiring may contribute to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. McKeen.

Oliver Edwin Traylor
Oliver Edwin (Ed) Traylor, 89, of 610 Park Avenue died Wednesday at West Georgia Medical Center.
Mr. Traylor, born July 6, 1911, in Randolph County, Ala., was the son of the late Silas Monroe and Willie Mae Messer Taylor. He had lived in LaGrange since 1927 and was retired from Signal Knitting Mill. He was a member of Trinity United methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Delena Traylor; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Joyce Traylor of Riverdale and Ronald E. (Ronnie) and Sue Traylor of Hogansville; a brother and sister-in-law, C. Morris and Dorothy Traylor of Pensacola, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with the Revs. David Brackman and Max McCord officiating. Burial will be in Shadowlawn Cemetery.
The family will be at their home at 610 Park Ave., and will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 9 this evening.
Flowers will be accepted, but those desiring may make memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church in memory of Mr. Traylor.
Striffler-Hamby Mortuary at 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries - December 22, 2000

Bennie Delaney
Bennie Delaney, a former resident of LaGrange, died in New York.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Southview Cemetery.
Family and friends are asked to assemble at the graveside.
Pollard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A courtesy of Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home.

Joseph McCord
Joseph McCord of 2795 Bartley Road died Thursday at West Georgia Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jarvis W. Elliott
Mrs. Jarvis Williams Elliott of 109 Hamilton St., died Thursday at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lora M. Franklin
Mrs. Lora M. Franklin, 91, of 101 Vernon Woods Drive died Thursday at West Georgia Medical Center.
Mrs. Franklin, born July 15, 1909, in Walton County, was the daughter of the late Cicero William and Mable Duncan Martin. She retired as a cloth inspector from the Monroe Mill and was a former member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church in Monroe. She had lived in LaGrange since June and was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Franklin.
Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Beall of LaGrange and Flora Jarrett of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, William Donald Franklin of Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 this morning at the Arthur Bowick Funeral Home Chapel in Monroe with the Revs. Greg Porterfield and Helen Henry officiating. A memorial service will be at Vernon Woods Retirement Community at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may contribute to the First United Methodist Church, Vernon Woods Retirement Community or to a favorite charity in memory of Mrs. Franklin.
Striffler-Hamby Mortuary at 1010 Mooty Bridge Road is in charge of arrangements.

Robert M. Key
Funeral services for Robert M. Key, 71, of Grantville will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Burial will be in the Grantville Cemetery.

Rodney Lamar Hardnett
Rodney Lamar Hardnett, 32, of 6056 East Creekview Court in Rex died Thursday at his home.
He was the son of James Edward Hardnett and Mrs. Dorothy Hardnett. He was a gunnery sergeant in the United States Marines.
The family will be at the home of his mother at 223 Niles St.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by West Georgia Mortuary.

Obituaries - December 23, 2000

J W Norred
Retired 1st Sgt. J W Norred, 70, of 405 Jefferson St., died Thursday at West Georgia Medical Center.
Mr. Norred, born September 4, 1930, in Randolph County, Ala., was the son of the late T J and Lucille Norred. He had lived in LaGrange most of his life and was raised in the Calumet Community. He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service where he served two tours of duty in the Signal Corps in Vietnam and also in the 82nd Airborne during the Dominican Republic engagement. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and chairman of the Board of Deacons.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Geter Norred; two daughters and son-in-law, Harriett Shepherd and Sandy and Ernie Norton, all of LaGrange; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Deb Norred and Jeff and Le Norred, all of LaGrange; 12 grandchildren, Bill, Barbie, Benji and Misty Shepherd, Amber, Braden and Jayson Norton, Scott and Sheri Norred; Jamie and Angela Norred and Ashley Norred; four great-grandchildren, Haley, Little Bill and Lindsay Shepherd, and Tyler Norred; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Dianne and Terry Mason of Snellville and Karen and Stan Wingard of Pine Mountain; a stepson, the Rev. Bryan Geter of Warm Springs; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; five sisters, Loraine Peavy of Winter Haven, Fla., Sylvene Funk of Phenix City, Ala., Ruth Saddler of Buchanan, Mich. and Evelyn Searle and Sue Parks, both of LaGrange; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jackie Norred, and a daughter, Barbara Susan Norred.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home with the Revs. Bryan Geter and Jimmy McMillian officiating. Entombment will be in Shadowlawn Mausoleum with military honors.
The family will be at his home at 405 Jefferson St., and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 this evening.

Mrs. Marion D. Smith
Mrs. Marion Davis Smith, 74, of 510 Park Ave., died Friday at West Georgia Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home.

Obituaries - December 24, 2000

Elijah (Bill) Strozier
Elijah (Bill) Stozier of 410 Brown St., died Friday at Florence Hand Home.
A service by Mackey-Wilson-Jennings Funeral Home.

Mrs. Louise Carden
Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Elizabeth Cook Carden, 80, of Roanoke will be at 3 this afternoon at Antioch Christian Church. The Revs. Floyd Carmack and Maynard McGinty and Dr. Frank McCook will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Carden died Saturday at her home.
A native of Troup County, she was born Sept. 3, 1920, the daughter of the late Oscar Miller and Ruth Adalyn Emory Cook. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Tom Carden of Roanoke; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Carden Henry and Raymond Henry of Lanett, Ala., and Sandra Carden Densmore and Bob Densmore of Roanoke; a son, Stephen Mark Carden of Roanoke; and two grandsons, Neal R. Henry of Lanett and Roby Joe Carden of Roanoke. She was preceded in death by a son, Joe T. Carden Jr., and two brothers, Oscar Emory Cook and Paul Miller Cook.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Christian Church in memory of Mrs. Carden.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home in Roanoke is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Marion Smith
Mrs. Marion Davis Smith, 74, of 510 Park Ave., died Friday at West Georgia Medical Center.
Mrs. Smith, the daughter of the late Theo Burns and Effie Viola Street Davis, was born in Coweta County on January 17, 1926. She had lived in LaGrange most of her life and was a graduate of Newnan High School and LaGrange College. She was a member of Church of the King.
Survivors include her husband, Porter G. Smith Sr. of LaGrange; a daughter and son-in-law, Ginny Smith and Gene Caldwell of Cumming; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Porter G. Jr. and Jo Titus Smith of LaGrange and Theo Burns Smith of Columbus; two grandchildren, Titus G. Smith and Kathryn Smith of LaGrange; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Henry G. Jr. and Helen Smith of Atlanta.
Graveside services will be at 3 this afternoon in Hillview East Cemetery with Pastor Hope Taylor officiating.
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ruby Horne
Mrs. Ruby Thompson Horne, 86, of Hogansville died Saturday at West Georgia Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville.

Rodney Hardnett
Rodney Lamar Hardnett, 33, of 6056 East Creekview Court in Rex died Thursday at his home.
A native of LaGrange and graduate of LaGrange High School, Mr. Hardnett was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church where he served on the User Board. He served 14 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, achieving the rank of gunnery sergeant.
Survivors include his parents, James Edward and Dorothy Hardnett of LaGrange; a brother, James Edward Hardnett of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Sherry (Barry) Copeland of Stockbridge; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie Moss; three uncles, Charlie Lee Hardnett, Henry (Brenda) Moss and Raymond (Mattie) Moss, all of LaGrange; two aunts, Mrs. Janice (Randy) Copeland of LaGrange and Mrs. Sandra (Michael) Herbert of Boynton, Fla.; three nieces, Latasha Harrell, Jessica Copeland and Camille Hardnett; a great-nephew, Khalil Harrell; and several other relatives.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church at 205 Union St., with the Rev. Felton James officiating. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery with full military honors.
The family will be at the home of his mother at 223 Niles St.
West Georgia Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries - December 26, 2000

Arthur Willie Daniels
Arthur Willie (Tip) Daniels died Tuesday in Atlanta.
Local survivors include a brother, Roosevelt Daniels of LaGrange; a sister, Arttie M. Gunn of Pine Mountain; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Gus Thornhill Funeral Home in East Point.
This announcement is courtesy of Mackey-Wilson-Jennings Funeral Home.

Jimmy W. Gamble
Jimmy W. Gamble, 49, of Hogansville died Sunday at Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Va.
Mr. Gamble, born October 20, 1951, in Hogansville, was the son of Mrs. Irma Spradlin Gamble of Hogansville and the late Billy E. Gamble. He was a Baptist and a carpenter.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include, three brothers, David Gamble, Charles Gamble and Bobby Gamble, all of Hogansville; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville with the Rev. Willie L. Spradlin officiating. Burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 until 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hazel Taylor
Mrs. Hazel Taylor, 85, of 1409 Juniper St., died Sunday at West Georgia Medical Center. 
Mrs. Taylor, born July 22, 1915, in Lanett, Ala., was the daughter of the late O.J. and Minnie Lee Waters Danford. She lived here most of her life and retired from the Kex Plant of Milliken & Company. She was a Baptist and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
Survivors include five daughters, Betty Jo Jones, Carol Williams and Caffie Stogner, all of LaGrange, Martha Holloway of the Abbottsford Community and Debbie Pike of Franklin; a son, Eddie Taylor of Southport, Fla., 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home with the Rev. Olin McClain officiating. Burial will be in Shadowlawn Cemetery.
The family will be at the home of her daughter, Caffie Stogner, at 202 Merrill Drive and will receive friends this evening at the funeral home from 7 until 9.

Mrs. Jackie Jackson
Mrs. Jackie Jackson 36, of 210 Peachtree St., died Sunday at Hospice LaGrange. 
Mrs. Jackson, born July 24, 1964, in LaGrange, had lived here all her life and was a former employee of Defender Services. She attended First Baptist Church on the Square.
Survivors include her husband, Terry Jackson of LaGrange; three daughters, Tiffeny Jackson of Atlanta, Jessica Jackson and Brittney Jackson, both of LaGrange; her mother, Pauline Poss of LaGrange; a sister, Shelia Poss of Maine; three brothers, Ricky Gibson of Atlanta, David Gibson of LaGrange and Tommy Poss in the U.S. Navy; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Meadoway Gardens with Dr. Paul R. Baxter officiating.
The family will be at her home and will receive friends this evening at the funeral home from 6 until 8.

Mrs. Jennie Lou Ussery
Mrs. Jennie Lou Ussery, 80, of Arnoldsville, formerly of LaGrange, died Sunday at Rainbow Retirement Center in Arnoldsville.
Mrs. Ussery, born April 22, 1920, in Meriwether County, was the daughter of the late A.A. and Mattie Gilbert Harrison. She had lived here most of her life before moving to Arnoldsville two years ago. She was a member of Bartley Road Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Rita Best of LaGrange; a son, John H. Ussery Jr, of Lexington, four grandchildren, a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John Henry Ussery Sr.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home with Minister Elmer M. McCoy Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Meadoway Gardens.
The family will receive friends this evening at the funeral home from 7 until 9.

Mrs. Myrtice Wright
Mrs. Myrtice Taylor Wright, 81, of Hogansville died Sunday at Rockdale County Hospital in Conyers.
Mrs. Wright, born September 28, 1919, in Crisp County, had lived in Hogansville since 1935 and was a member of Welcome All Baptist Church in Hogansville where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher. She retired from Uniroyal after 43 years.
Survivors include a daughter Annette Boyd of LaGrange; two sons, Ronnie Wright of Conyers and Danny Wright of Newnan; two sisters, Lois Breed and Thelma Sparks, both of Valley, Ala; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. She was the wife of the late Vester Wright.
Funeral services will be this afternoon at 2:30 at Welcome All Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy McLeroy and Paul Stitcher officiating. Burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.
The Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rosie Pierce
Mrs. Rosie Pierce, 90, of 184 Pine Circle died Monday at Twin Fountains Nursing Home.
Mrs. Pierce, born April 24, 1910, in the Flona Community of Heard County, was the daughter of the late Shellie and Mahaley Cordillia Noles Cosper. She had lived here since 1951, retired from the Dunson Division of West Point Pepperell Manufacturing Company and attended Sunnyside Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Shellie Pierce and Paul Pierce, both of LaGrange, David Pierce of Omaha, Ala.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Knight officiating. Burial will be in Shadowlawn Cemetery.
The family will be at the home of her son, Shellie Pierce, at 315 Sivell Road and will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 until 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ruby Horne
Mrs. Ruby Thompson Horne, 86, of Hogansville, died Saturday at West Georgia Medical Center.
A native of Dodge County, Mrs. Horne had lived in Hogansville for the past 54 years and was retired from Uniroyal Inc. She was a member of Hogansville Church of God and was a former church pianist.
Survivors include her husband, Ira V. Horne; two daughters and sons-in-law, Billie and Billy Shaw of LaGrange, and Barbara and Danny Goolsby of Warner Robins; one son and daughter-in-law, Wendell and Karen Horne of St. Augustine, Fla.; a step-daughter, Doris Daniel of Warner Robins; one brother, J.P. Thompson of Florida; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Chapman and Randall Hodge officiating. Burial will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening at the funeral home .

Mrs. Sarah Copeland
Mrs. Sarah Truitt Copeland, 87, of Carrollton, and a former resident of Hogansville, died today at Fayette Community Hospital in Fayetteville.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville.

Willie R. Edmondson
Willie R. Edmondson of Newnan died Sunday at Franklin Health Care Center.
Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries - December 27, 2000

Elijah Strozier
Elijah (Bill) Strozier of 410 Brown St., died Friday at Florence Hand Home.
Mr. Strozier, a native of Stovall, was the son of the late Azell and Eunice Parham Strozier. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church and the J.C. Holliday American Legion Post 580.
Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Strozier and Linda Rucker, both of LaGrange; grandsons, Brandon and Andrew; other family members, Anthony Bostic and Deshun Smith, caregiver, Laura Hardy; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mackey-Wilson- Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. J.R. Ware officiating. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery.
The family will be at the home of his daughter, Darlene Strozier at 203 East Crovat St.

Joseph Roger McCord
Joseph Roger (Joe) McCord, 81, of 2795 Bartley Road died Dec. 21 at West Georgia Medical Center.
Mr. McCord, born March 9, 1919, in Lee County, Ala., was the son of the late Milas and Susie McCord. He was a retired auto mechanic from Hughley Scott Ford in West Point, from Callaway Mills Company and as a textile worker and from Troup County Schools as a school bus driver. He was a veteran of World War II and was a participant of the Tuskegee Institute Veterans Program majoring in automobile mechanics. He was an active member of Friendship Baptist Church where he was a deacon, church clerk and Sunday school superintendent for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Minnie McCord; two daughters, JoAnn McCord Butcher of LaGrange and Deborah G. McCord of Gadsden, Ala., sons, Keith R. McCord and Kinney McCord, both of LaGrange; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, sisters and brothers-in-law, Fannie Lou and Clifford Johnson of West Point, Ruth Potts of LaGrange and Ardel and John Winston of West Point; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Josephine McCord of Indianapolis, Ind., and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald R. McCord, a stepson, Grady Hutchinson, a brother, Horace McCord and a sister, Alberta Lockhart.
Funeral services will be at Friendship Baptist Church in Gabbettville with the Rev. Bartholomew Orr officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens.
The family will be at his home and will receive friends there.
Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ira Lee Howard
Mrs. Ira Lee Howard, 82, of 3508 Mooty Bridge Road died Tuesday at her home.
Mrs. Howard, born April 26, 1918, in Barbour County, Ala., was the daughter of the late Ira Elbert and Sarah Rebecca Sorrell Norton. She attended Auburn University and Bessie Tift College and studied nursing. She had lived here most of her life and was a member of Concord Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria Jean and Cary Yarbrough of Franklin; a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph W. Jr. and Nita Howard of LaGrange; three grandchildren, Bruce and Stacey Howard of San Francisco, Calif., Jocelyn and Jonathan Scott and Crystal Lee Yarbrough all of LaGrange; a great-granddaughter, Savanna Jayne Scott; a sister, Martha Wessie Lewis of LaGrange; a very close friend, Mary Joyce Ellison of LaGrange; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Wallace (Frog) Howard Sr.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary at 1010 Mooty Bridge Road with the Revs. C. Ross Beall and Billy McCullough officiating.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home and after the service at 754 Cherokee Road. Flowers will be accepted or those so desiring may contribute to Concord Baptist Church, 3311 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, Ga., 30240, in memory of Mrs. Howard.

Mrs. Jarvis W. Elliott
Mrs. Jarvis Williams Elliott of 109 Hamilton St., formerly of New York and Kansas City, Mo., died Dec. 21 at her home.
Mrs. Elliott, born in LaGrange, was the daughter of Mrs. Alyce Williams of LaGrange and the late James Williams. She was a retired nurseís assistant.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter Khalilah Elliott of LaGrange; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kelvin and Tracy Mosely and Shaun Mosely, all of Kansas City; seven grandchildren; a sister, Patsy Williams of LaGrange; two nieces, a nephew, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, David Brown.
Funeral services will be at 1 this afternoon at Lakes-Dunson- Robertson Funeral Home with the Rev. J.R. Ware officiating. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery.
The family will be at her home.

Mrs. Margaret Sturdivant
Mrs. Margaret B. Sturdivant, 93, of 2188 Hamilton Road died Tuesday at West Georgia Medical Center.
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Tommie Elliott Jr.
Tommie Elliott Jr., of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of LaGrange, died December 17.
Mr. Elliott was the son of the late Tommie Sr. and Julia Strozier Elliott and was a retired Army veteran.
Local survivors include three brothers, Henry Strozier, James Elliott, and Frank Elliott, all of LaGrange; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Swan-Law Funeral Home, at 501 North Cascade Ave., in Colorado Springs, Colo.
This announcement is courtesy of Mackey-Wilson-Jennings Funeral Home.


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