Area Obituaries

Burrell Ellis Henderson

Mr. Burrell Ellis Henderson, age 84, of Trion, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation. Mr. Henderson was born January 29, 1936, in Trion, GA, son of the late Bernice S. and Bessie O. Lockridge Henderson.  He attended Pennville Alliance Church, and prior to his retirement, was employed with Mount…

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Linda Johnston

Mrs. Linda Gail Johnston, age 62, of Rome, GA, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Chattanooga, TN. Mrs. Johnston was born April 3, 1957, in Trion, GA, daughter of the late Joseph Westwater Hudgins and Willie Mae Johnson Hudgins.  She was a homemaker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded death by brothers, Ralph…

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Jessica Nacole Doan

Ms. Jessica Nacole Doan, age 37, of LaFayette, GA, died Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Parkridge Medical Center. Ms. Doan was born December 21, 1982, in Tampa, FL, daughter of Elizabeth Miller Stokes and the late George Thomas Doan.  She was Baptist by faith and had a heart for connecting with others.  Jessica loved gardening…

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Mollie H. Greene

MRS. MOLLIE H. GREENE, age 84, of Fort Payne, Alabama, formerly of Chattooga County, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in the local nursing home. She was born in Centre, Alabama on April 6, 1935, a daughter of the late Edward and Haynie Mobbs Archer. Mrs. Greene was Pentecostal by faith, a homemaker and was…

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Doris Ellen Wilkerson Purcell

Mrs. Doris Ellen Wilkerson Purcell, age 74 of Trion, Georgia, passed away March 18, 2020 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. Mrs. Purcell was born in Trion, Georgia on October 26, 1945, daughter of the late R.W. “Shorty” and Mildred Lane Wilkerson. She was a member of the Horizon Baptist Fellowship in Summerville, Georgia.…

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Sue Hurley

Sue Woods Hurley died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, March 14, 2020. She was a prominent business woman as well as owner, chairperson and president of the only female-owned, national bank in Georgia and Florida, Southeast First National Bank. Mrs. Hurley, her late husband and family ran a very successful grocery…

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Little Miss Braelynn Shelby-Ann Bartlett

Little Miss Braelynn Shelby-Ann Bartlett, infant daughter of Austin Bartlett and Farrah Hines, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. She was born January 30, 2020, in Atlanta, GA.  In addition to her parents, Little Miss Bartlett is survived by her sister, Bretleigh Bartlett; grandparents, Natasha Jones, Josh (Deanna) Hines, Amanda…

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Kelly Owens

Kelly Owens GE Retiree Dies March 6, 2020 Mr. Kelly Devon Owens, 83, Rome, died on Friday in a local hospital. Mr. Owens was born in Chattooga County on May 17, 1936, son of the late William Leonard Owens and the late Bertha Caldwell Owens. He was a graduate of Summerville High School and was…

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Josetta Markwell

Josetta Markwell Retired 911 Dispatcher Dies March 8, 2020 Mrs. Josetta Carol “Jo” Markwell, 62, Lyerly, died Sunday at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome. Mrs. Markwell was born Sept. 7, 1957, in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of the late Joseph and Charlotte Campbell Kestermann. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a 911 dispatcher…

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Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis Logger Dies March 3, 2020 Mr. Christopher Scott “Slim” Lewis, 45, Summerville, died March 3 in a sudden accident. Chris was born in Rome on May 29, 1974, son of Scottie Clark Lewis and Cynthia Hope Smith Cotton. He was employed with Triple J Logging and loved to draw. He was an avid…

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Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson Church of Christ Member Dies March 8, 2020 Ms. Linda Gale Johnson, 72, Summerville, died Sunday at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation in Summerville. Ms. Johnson was born April 26, 1947, in Summerville, daughter of the late Grant Nepolean Railey and Eunice Gertrude Starline Hammitt Railey. She was a member of the Lookout Hall…

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Christina Hurley

Christina Hurley H&R Block Worker Dies March 8, 2020 Christina Hurley, 49, Trion, died Sunday. A 1988 graduate of LaFayette High School, Christina worked 15 years for H&R Block in Summerville and was a substitute teacher for the Walker County School System. She proved that strong determination and will is far more important than a…

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