Area Obituaries

Velva Mae Britt

MRS. VELVA MAE BRITT, age 89, of L. M. Thomas Road, Summerville, Georgia, formerly of Port Orange, FL., passed away Thursday morning, February 13, 2020, in the local Nursing Home.  She was born in Virginia on July 2, 1930 to the late Noah Ebery and Hattie Lee Green Mills. Mrs. Britt was a retired Office Manager for…

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Mrs. Willie Mae Lee

MRS. WILLIE MAE LEE, age 86, of Goodwin Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, afternoon, following an extended illness. She was born in Polk County, Georgia on February 6, 1934, a daughter of the late Estes and Lottie Mae Evans Turpin. Mrs. Lee was a member of South Summerville Baptist Church and…

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Marlyn Styles Meredith

MARLYN STYLES MEREDITH, 84 of Franklin, Tennessee, originally of Summerville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, with her family by her side. Marlyn was born in Farner, Tennessee to Robert and Mamie Styles, the 8th of 9 children. She grew up in Trion, Georgia, where…

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Wanda Louise Broadrick Cates

Wanda Louise Broadrick Cates, age 63, of LaFayette passed away Sunday, February 09, 2020. She was a member of Community Baptist Church on Lee Mason Road. She is survived by her husband, Mike Cates of LaFayette; daughters, Amanda (Carl) Sherlin of Ringgold and Jennifer Jackson of LaFayette; son, Eric Cates of LaFayette; grandchildren, Madison Cates,…

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Betty Jean Ayers

Mrs. Betty Jean Ayers, age 68 of Summerville, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Ayers was born in Rome, Georgia on October 10, 1951, daughter of the late James “Jimmy” Calvin Atkins and Idalene Carr Atkins. She was retired from Mohawk industries and was of the Christian Faith. IN addition to…

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Johnny Clay Wynn

Bro. Johnny Clay Wynn, age 59, of Lyerly, GA, died Friday, February 7, 2020, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Bro. Wynn was born July 11, 1960, in Chicago, IL, son of the late Jerry Wynn and Jo Ann Doegg Bachelor.  He was a member of Berryton Baptist Church, and prior to his retirement, was employed…

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Claude Francis “Frank” Majors

MR. CLAUDE FRANCIS “FRANK” MAJORS, age 77, of Menlo, Georgia passed away Saturday morning, February 8, 2020, in Redmond Regional Medical Center, Rome, Georgia, following an extended illness. He was born in Chattoogaville, Georgia on June 2, 1942, the son of the late Charlie S. and Vera Mae Ray Majors. Besides his parents, he was…

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H.D. “Bub” Cooper

Vietnam Veteran Dies December 22, 2019 H.D. “Bub” Cooper, 72, died December 22, 2019. Bub was born on June 20, 1947 to Ted and Elsie Dempsey Cooper in Summerville. Bub graduated from Trion High School in 1965 and the University of Georgia in 1969. He went on to serve in Vietnam that same year after…

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Violet Rammie Parsons

Mrs. Violet Rammie Parsons, age 91, of Summerville, GA, died Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Erlanger Health Systems, Chattannooga. Mrs. Parsons was born September 21, 1928, in Summerville, GA, daughter of the late Harlan Lee and Nettie Louise Donald Kinsey.  She was a homemaker and was the oldest living member of Fisher’s Chapel United Methodist…

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Bobby Scott “Ace” Blalock

Mr. Bobby Scott “Ace” Blalock, age 57, of Menlo, GA, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Mr. Blalock was born December 28, 1962, in Summerville, GA, son of Martha Sue Posey Morgan and the late Bobby Joe Blalock.  He was currently employed with Tricon and had previously worked as an auto mechanic. Mr. Blalock is survived…

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Eula Mae Blackmon

Mrs. Eula Mae Blackmon, age 86 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Blackmon was born in Ft. Payne, Alabama on July 8, 1933, daughter of the late Leon Hill and Lydia Butler Hill. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a homemaker…

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Milinda Eleen Riley

Ms. Milinda Eleen Riley, age 69, of Summerville, GA, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation. Ms. Riley was born June 5, 1950, in Trion, GA, daughter of the late James W. and Kathleen Wofford Riley.  She was Baptist by faith, and prior to her retirement, had been employed at Mohawk…

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