Area Obituaries

Ernest “Buddy” Rosson

Mr. Ernest “Buddy” Rosson, age 75 of Summerville, GA passed away Wednesday- August 14, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Rosson was born October 23, 1943 in Summerville, GA to the late Rev. G.W. “Dub” and Bertha Mae Spraggins Rosson. He was retired from Mount Vernon Mills, a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, and he was…

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Robert Edward Hughes

Robert Edward Hughes, age 59 of Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Floyd Medical Center. Mr. Hughes was born in Trion, Georgia on November 19, 1959, son of the late Ernest Gordon Hughes and Doris Jean Crowe Hughes. He was a member of the Berryton Baptist Church and was the former…

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Bobby Lang Helms

Rev. Bobby Lang Helms, age 86, of Trion, GA, went home to be with the Lord Saturday- August 10, 2019, at Redmond Regional Medical Center.   Rev. Helms was born August 20, 1932, in Sand Rock, AL, son of the late George Edward and Orlean Moseley Helms.  He was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist…

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Orble Barnes Allen

Mrs. Orble Barnes Allen, age 85, of Dalton, GA, departed this life Friday August 9, 2019 at Tranquility Assisted Living Facility of Dalton. Orble was born May 6, 1934 in Jamestown, AL, the daughter of the late Julian Russell Barnes and Vivian Henderson Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford Edison Allen;…

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Bobby Eugene Dawson

MR. BOBBY EUGENE DAWSON, age 84, of Red Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, at his residence.  A Native Chattooga Countian, He was born to the late Frank Jennings and Frances Elizabeth Floyd Dawson on June 11, 1935.  He was retired truck driver for Spriggs Paving Company and a Veteran of…

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(Updated) James Michael “Mike” Ratliff

Mr. James Michael “Mike” Ratliff, age 73, of Lyerly, GA, died Friday, August 9, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Ratliff was born January 30, 1946, in Rome, GA, son of the late Sanders Linton Ratliff and Ethel Estelle Kelley Ratliff.  He was a member of the New Hope South Baptist Church, and prior to his…

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Mary Lynn Watkins

MARY LYNN WATKINS – AGE 71, – Of Summerville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. She was born on September 22, 1947 to the parents of the late Isaiah Watkins, Sr. and Bertha Mae Brooks Watkins.   Survivors are her loving children, son, Trevor Darnell (Denise)…

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Johnny Hugh Christopher Sr.

JOHNNY HUGH CHRISTOPHER, SR. – AGE 77, – Of Summerville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at a local hospital in Rome, Georgia. He was a member of the Baptist Faith. He was born on October 23, 1941 to the late Virgil O’Dell Christoper and Clara Johnson Christopher.  One sister, Anita Katherine Christopher…

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Charles Clarence “Charlie” Roberson

Mr. Charles Clarence “Charlie” Roberson, age 89, of Cedartown, GA, passed away Sunday evening, August 4, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Roberson was born in Chattooga County, GA on November 13, 1929.  He was one of 14 children born to the late Charlie E. Roberson and the late Mary Selina Stiles Roberson.  He was also…

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Sara Mae Wester

MRS. SARA MAE WESTER, age 87, of Maplewood Apartments, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday afternoon at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late Charlie William and Annie Bell Bynum Tapp; was born in Teloga Community, Summerville, Georgia on November 21, 1931.  Mrs. Wester was a member of North Summerville Baptist Church.  She was…

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Patricia Ann “Pat” Baggett Deering

Mrs. Patricia Ann “Pat” Baggett Deering, age 72 of Gaylesville, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Deering was born in Summerville, Georgia on July 16, 1947, daughter of the late George Franklin Baggett, Jr. and Helen Katherine Ash Baggett. She was a member of the Spring Creek…

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John Edward Driver

Mr. John Edward Driver, age 85 of Summerville, GA passed away Friday- August 2, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Driver was born August 23, 1933 in Maryville, TN to the late John H. and Mary Lou Styles Driver. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 31 years of service, a member of the…

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