Area Obituaries

Alfred Roger Mitchell

Mr. Alfred Roger Mitchell, 79, died August 14, 2018, at a local hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Mitchell was born in Floyd County on April 13, 1939, son of the late Roger and Genie Echols Mitchell. As a child, Alfred moved with his family to Chattooga County where he graduated from Summerville High School…

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Peggy Joan Rackley Puryear

Mrs. Peggy Joan Rackley Puryear, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, following an extended illness. Mrs. Puryear was born in Trion, GA, on March 17, 1937, daughter of the late James Cecil Rackley and the late Emma Jo Dawson Rackley.  She attended Model High School and acquired her G. E.…

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Lee Duane Johnson

Mr. Lee Duane Johnson, age 67, 3620 Silver Hill Rd Summerville, passed away August 13, 2018 at Florida Hospital Orlando. Mr. Johnson was born March 4, 1951, in Minneapolis, MN, son of the late Duane Johnson and Frank Zahn. He was a member of Cornerstone Church Rome, and retired from Schaerer Contracting Co. He was…

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Betty Joyce Searles Nettles

Betty Joyce Searles Nettles, 74, of Hoboken, passed away August 11, 2018 in Middleburg. She was born June 15, 1944 in Trion, GA to the late John Sherman Searles and Maggie Mildred Hamilton Searles. Mrs. Nettles attended Waycross Junior College and worked for 12 years at Charlton Memorial Hospital and as a caregiver at Mullis…

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Margaret C. Hegwood

Mrs. Margaret C. Hegwood, age 78, of Menlo Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018. ​Mrs. Hegwood was born on August 25, 1939, in Walker County, daughter of the late Ben and Bertha Crain. She was a 1957 graduate of Menlo High School. After high school, Mrs. Hegwood worked as the bookkeeper for the…

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Joyce Anne Overby Talley

Mrs. Joyce Anne Overby Talley, age 74, of Adairsville, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at a local hospital. Mrs. Talley was born in Rome, Georgia on September 26, 1943, daughter of the late Martin Overby and the late Eva Mae Fortune Overby.  She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, Christopher Shaun…

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DERWIN R. WIGGINS

MR. DERWIN R. WIGGINS – Age 58, of Lyerly, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018.  He is the son of Letty M. Wiggins and the late Maceo L. Wiggins and, united with Pond Spring AME Zion Church. Arrangements and survivors will be announced later by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.

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Lacey Deloris Haney

Lacey Deloris Haney, age 46, of Summerville, GA, died Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Floyd Medical Center. Ms. Haney was born September 10, 1971, in Summerville, GA, daughter of Jackie Delores Campbell and the late James Louis Haney, Jr.  She worked as a caregiver and was a former President of the American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. …

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William Farrill “Fuzz” Anderson

William Farrill “Fuzz” Anderson, age 74 of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at the UAB Medical Center.   Mr. Anderson was born in Summerville, Georgia on January 28, 1944, son of the late James Perry Anderson and Ola Floyd Anderson. He was a member of the Perennial Springs Baptist Church, where he…

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MARTHA GREEN CALHOUN

MRS. MARTHA GREEN CALHOUN, age 79, of Green Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday evening, August 10, 2018, at her residence.  A native Chattooga Countian, She was born to the late Gordon Duncan and Ellen Lucille Worsham Green on March 26, 1939.  Mrs. Calhoun was a member of New Hope South Baptist Church and a…

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John Paul Ratliff

John Paul Ratliff, age 54 of Summerville, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Redmond Regional Medical Center.   Mr. Ratliff was born in Summerville, Georgia on October 31, 1963, son of the late John Thomas Ratliff and Mary Josephine Henderson Ratliff. He was a member of the Teloga Baptist Church and prior to…

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Glenn Marshall

Glenn Marshall , 68, of Woodland Avenue in Summerville,  died Thursday afternoon at his residence. The funeral service is schedule for 2 p.m.  Saturday, Aug. 11, at North Summerville Baptist Church. Parents were Earl  Bramlett  and Helen Reynolds. Survivors are his wife, Pamela Marshall, sons Richard White,  Chris Marshall, Josh Marshall, Jeremy Marshall and  Cody Marshall.

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