Area Obituaries

Mary Ellen Selman Cook

Mary Ellen Selman Cook, 89, of Atlanta, Georgia, went to be with her precious Lord on September 16, 2019. She is now with her beloved Mother, Mary Thompson Selman, who predeceased her in the 1990’s. Her Father, William Penn Selman, died in the 1940’s, and her brother, William Penn Selman, Jr. predeceased her also. She…

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Vilma Bankey Hudson

Vilma Bankey Hudson, age 92, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, LA on Sunday, September 8, 2019. She and her husband, Bill, lived in Marietta, Ga for over 50 years before moving to Walker, Louisiana in 2005. Vilma was a very loving and caring…

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Gary Wayne Carroll

Gary Wayne Carroll, age 60 of Summerville, GA died Monday, September 16, 2019, at Floyd Medical Center. Mr. Carroll was born January 9, 1959, in Summerville, GA, son of Mary Frances Owens Carroll and the late Jerry Frederick Bennett Carroll.  He attended Berryton Church of God, and prior to his retirement, was employed with Mount…

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Little Daniel Isaiah Bales

Little Daniel Isaiah Bales, infant son of Keria O’sha Bales and D’Anthony Vanterious Parks, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019, at his residence. Little Daniel was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Bales. He is survived by his parents, Keria Bales and D’Anthony Parks; brothers, Denario Bales, Quay Bales, and Kayson Bales; grandparents, Jana…

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Joe Edward Brown

MR. JOE EDWARD BROWN, age 35, of Holland Community, Lyerly, Georgia. Passed away unexpectedly August 22, 2019.  He was born in Rome, Georgia on December 4, 1983, a son of the late Linda Everett and Charles E. Brown , who survives.  Mr. Brown worked for the Nissan auto parts company.             Surviving are His life partner, Daryle Lee Marsh;…

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Rosetta Lucille Stephens

MRS. ROSETTA LUCILLE STEPHENS, age 94, of Ellen Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019, in the local nursing home.  She was born in Dalton, Georgia on January 14, 1925, a daughter of the late Raymond R. and Nellie Crabtree Garmany.  Mrs. Stephens was retired from the weaving department of Riegel Textile Corporation and was…

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Jesse Eugene (Gene) Alexander

MR. JESSE EUGENE (GENE) ALEXANDER, age 87, formerly of Chattooga County passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019.  He was born on September 8, 1932 son of the late Jesse LaFayette and Maggie Hollis Alexander.      Mr. Alexander served in the United States Air Force, earned a Masters degree in English from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and…

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Marty Darrell (Smarty) Crabtree

MR. MARTY DARRELL (SMARTY) CRABTREE, age 51, of Lee Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at his residence, following an illness.  Born in Floyd County, Georgia on April 1, 1968, He was a son of the late James Edward and Dorothy Jean Haygood Crabtree.  Mr. Crabtree was retired truck driver for Brownlow Trucking Company.  In addition…

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(Updated) Cecil Robert Hughes

Mr. Cecil Robert Hughes, age 62 of Summerville, GA passed away Saturday- September 14, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Hughes was born August 16, 1957 in Tampa, FL, the son of the late Cecil Alvin Hughes and Betty Jo Hughes.  He was a truck driver with Brown Cartage Trucking, and formerly worked with the Floyd…

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Steven Thomas Youngblood

Mr. Steven Thomas Youngblood, age 51, of Summerville, GA, died Friday, September 13, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Youngblood was born October 16, 1967, in Trion, GA, son of the late Thomas Joel Youngblood and Lana Carol Elrod McDonald. Prior to his retirement, he was employed in the tree industry. Mr. Youngblood is survived by…

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