Area Obituaries

George Arnold “Curly” Willingham

Mr. George Arnold “Curly” Willingham, age 84, of Summerville, GA, died Saturday, January 25, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Willingham was born February 23, 1935, in Cherokee County, AL, son of the late Claud and Pearl Shaver Willingham.  He was Baptist by faith, and prior to his retirement, was employed as a truck driver.  Mr.…

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McKinley “Mac” Massey

Mr. McKinley “Mac” Massey, age 66 of Trion, Georgia passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at his residence. Funeral Services for Mr. Massey will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in the Pettit Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Barrett officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hall’s Cemetery. Mr.…

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Nancy Louise Smith

Mrs. Nancy Louise Smith, age 73 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Erlanger Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Smith was born in Trion, GA on August 20, 1945, daughter of the late Houston Richard Rape and Eva Jewel Copeland Rape. She was a homemaker. In addition to her…

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(Updated) Little Colton Michael Earl Green

Little Colton Michael Earl Green, infant son of Danny Wade Green and Samantha Rose Witten passed away Monday- January 20, 2020 at Floyd Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Michael Witten. Along with his parents survivors include his brothers, Brayden, Tanner, and Riley Green; and grandparents, Darla Green, Robert Green, and…

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Frank Eugene “Gene” Thomas

Mr. Frank Eugene “Gene” Thomas, age 82, of Summerville, GA, died Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Thomas was born November 24, 1937, in LaFayette, GA, son of the late Harve and Stella Bayne Thomas.  He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and prior to his retirement, was employed…

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Bonnie Sue Key Harris

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Key Harris, age 73, of Cloudland, GA, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at her daughter’s residence. Mrs. Harris was born January 30, 1946, in Cloudland, GA, daughter of the late Gordon Phillip and Helen Jewell Rebecca Holbrook Key.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and prior to her retirement,…

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James V. Hayes

MR. JAMES V. HAYES, age 66, of White Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020. He was born February 22, 1953 to the late Thelma Ruth Davenport Hayes and Vernon Hayes, who survives. Mr. Hayes was an auto mechanic and operator of Hayes Muffler Shop. Surviving are His father, Vernon Hayes; daughter, Dr.…

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Bonnie Gail Brown

Bonnie Gail Brown, age 66, of Trion, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at Floyd Medical Center, following an extended illness. A native of Cedartown, Georgia, she was born to the late Alvin L. Brown and Cora Frady Brown on July 19, 1953. Bonnie was employed at Riegel Textiles for…

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Debbie Wilson Hawkins

Ms. Debbie Wilson Hawkins, age 68, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday morning, January 19, 2020, in a Rome hospital, following an extended illness. A native of Chattooga County, She was born in Trion, Georgia on January 12, 1952 to the late James Aubrey Wilson, Jr. and Nancy Young Wilson, who survives. Debbie was a…

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Lola Idell Greene Skates

Lola Idell Greene Skates, 83, of LaFayette passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. She was a member of the LaFayette Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Garvin Skates Sr.; parents, James Monroe Greene and Reo Cleo Dodson Greene; five sisters; and one brother. She is survived by her daughter,…

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Dillard Wayne Busby

Mr. Dillard Wayne Busby, age 61, of Gaylesville, AL, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Busby was born January 26, 1958, in Fort Payne, AL, son of the late Billy Joe and Edna Smith Busby.  He was employed with Conagra Feed Mill.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Busby was preceded in…

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Delores Ann Gilreath Gilley

Mrs. Delores Ann Gilreath Gilley, age 82, of Summerville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Gilley was born August 10, 1937, in Summerville, GA, daughter of the late Lee Burke and Ortha Powell Gilreath.  She was a member of New Hope North Baptist Church, and prior to her…

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