Area Obituaries

Martha Jo Smithson

Martha Jo Smithson, 85 of Cartersville, GA, passed on Friday, August 28, 2020 surrounded by her three girls.  Martha Jo was born on March 17, 1935 in Cherokee County, Alabama to the late Claude and Pauline Bridges of Lyerly, GA.  She and her husband, James spent all of their married life in Summerville, GA.  She…

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Jimmy Preston Kelley

 Jimmy Preston Kelley, age 71 of Lafayette, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Kelley was born in Lafayette, Georgia on February 12, 1949, son of the late Earl Kelley and Pluma Shepherd Kelley.  He loved to landscape and garden.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a truck driver and…

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William Bennett Jeffcoat

 William Bennett Jeffcoat, age 81 of Summerville, Georgia formerly of Swansea, SC, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Jeffcoat was born in Swansea, South Carolina on April 15, 1939, son of the late William Brogden Jeffcoat and Lucille Jeffcoat.  He was a member and Deacon of South Summerville Baptist Church, former…

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Pedro Santos Hernandez

Pedro Santos Hernandez, 78, of Trion, GA died Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Mr. Hernandez  was born November 1, 1941 to the late Andres Pedro Hernandez and Maria Jimenez Hernandez.  He worked for Angelica cleaning service. He was of the Catholic faith. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Santos Andres Hernandez…

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David Lassetter

David Lassetter, age 55, of LaFayette, GA, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Chattanooga, TN. Mr. Lassetter was born November 13, 1964, in Carroll County, GA, son of Barbara Ann Agan Young and the late Edwin Douglas Lassetter.  He was Baptist by faith and was a self-employed brick mason.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time…

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John Wesley “J.W.” Mitchell

Rev. John Wesley “J.W.” Mitchell, age 75, of Gaylesville, AL, died Monday, July 13, 2020, at his residence. Rev. Mitchell was born August 14, 1944, in Jamestown, AL, son of the late Doyle Deloss and Bertha Beatrice Ingle Mitchell.  He was a Christian by faith and an ordained minister and member of Faith Baptist Church. …

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Leonard Calvin Crane

Mr. Leonard Calvin Crane, age 71, of Gaylesville, AL, died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Crane was born September 29, 1948, in Fort Payne, AL, son of the late Leonard C. and Ruby N. Gamble Crane.  He was Church of God by faith, and prior to his retirement, was employed with Mount…

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Larry Edward Wright

Larry Edward Wright, age 72, of Rome, GA, died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Wright was born April 30, 1948, in Chanute, KS, son of the late James, Jr. and Helen Mae Tasche Wright.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a truck driver with 7 Hills Transport.  Mr. Wright was…

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Donna Marie Hogue

Donna Marie Hogue, age 72, of Summerville, GA, died Friday, July 10, 2020, at Floyd Medical Center. Mrs. Hogue was born September 16, 1947, in Trion, GA, daughter of the late Barty Ray Lively and Wilma Lee Burke Hunter.  She was retired from the Pure Stop and had previously worked as a first responder and…

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Jared Deforest “Bo” Langston

Mr. Jared Deforest “Bo” Langston, age 52, of Shannon, GA, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Langston was born June 30, 1968, in Rome, GA, son of the late David Lynn, Sr. and Eula Mae Quinton Langston.  He enjoyed playing guitar and spending time outdoors.  Mr. Langston also loved spending time with…

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