Area Obituaries

Lola Idell Greene Skates

Lola Idell Greene Skates, 83, of LaFayette passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. She was a member of the LaFayette Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Garvin Skates Sr.; parents, James Monroe Greene and Reo Cleo Dodson Greene; five sisters; and one brother. She is survived by her daughter,…

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Dillard Wayne Busby

Mr. Dillard Wayne Busby, age 61, of Gaylesville, AL, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Busby was born January 26, 1958, in Fort Payne, AL, son of the late Billy Joe and Edna Smith Busby.  He was employed with Conagra Feed Mill.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Busby was preceded in…

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Delores Ann Gilreath Gilley

Mrs. Delores Ann Gilreath Gilley, age 82, of Summerville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Gilley was born August 10, 1937, in Summerville, GA, daughter of the late Lee Burke and Ortha Powell Gilreath.  She was a member of New Hope North Baptist Church, and prior to her…

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Thomas Walter “Wally” Laney

MR. THOMAS WALTER “WALLY” LANEY, age 63, of Summerville, Georgia, died suddenly Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in a Rome hospital.  He was a beloved Paw Paw, Dad, Brother, Uncle, and Friend.  Mr. Laney was preceded in death by his parents the late Charlie and Rachel Collum Laney, a sister, Verdice Laney, and wife Sonya Laney.             He is…

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Cynthia Grace Swinford

Mrs. Cynthia Grace Swinford, age 86, of Summerville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Swinford was born in Sydney, Australia on March 8, 1933, daughter of the late William Edward Pavely and Amelia Scanlon Pavely.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Troy Douglas Swinford.  Mrs. Swinford was…

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Leatha Delores Jackson Grigsby

Leatha Delores Jackson Grigsby, 90, of Villanow passed away Thursday, January 09, 2020.  She was a member of Subligna Baptist Church. Delores retired from Best Manufacturing after many years of service. She was preceded in  death by her husband, David Grigsby; parents, Clarence Earl Jackson and Pearl Neeley Jackson; sister, Velula Gentry; and brothers, Walter Jackson,…

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Emma Sue Marshall

Mrs. Emma Sue Marshall, age 89, of Summerville, GA, died January 8, 2020, at the Oakview Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Marshall was born in Round Mountain, AL, daughter of the late David Thomas and Della Dora Cash Tucker.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  In addition…

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Linda Sue Hegwood

Mrs. Linda Sue Hegwood, age 77, of Menlo, GA, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hegwood was born September 6, 1942, in Trion, GA, daughter of the late James and Tennie Copeland Anderson.  She was a homemaker and a member of Berea Church of Christ.  In addition to her parents,…

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Lucille Ramey Dodd Fuller

MRS. LUCILLE RAMEY DODD FULLER, age 94, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020, in the local nursing home.  A Chattooga Count native, She was born to the late Earl and Ruth Wallin Ramey on July 26, 1925.  Mrs. Fuller was a member of the North Summerville Baptist Church and was retired from Mount Vernon…

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Barbara “Bobbie” Tipton Daniel

Barbara “Bobbie” Tipton Daniel, 87 years old, went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2020 in the home of her daughter Crystal and Son in law Nelson McDaniel in Shelby, NC. Bobbie was born on June 1, 1932 in Chattanooga, TN to Charles and Catharine Tipton. Bobbie was married to James “Jim” …

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