Area Obituaries

Marlene Yvonne Bennett

Retired Nurse Dies April 11, 2020 Marlene Williams Bennett, 77, Ringgold, died on April 11 at her home. She was a life-long resident of the North Georgia area and was a Baptist. Prior to her retirement, she was a nurse. Ms. Bennett was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Rockettes from The…

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Charles Brown, Jr.

LaFayette Resident Dies April 10, 2020 Charles “Charlie” Eugene Brown, Jr., 59, LaFayette, died April 10, 2020. In addition to his parents, Charles Eugene Brown, Sr., and Shirley Ann Dye Brown, his brother, Curtis Brown died earlier. Surviving are his wife, Tracy Brown; son, Justin Brown; grandchildren, Brentley and Kyson Brown; step-daughter, Sierra Hood and…

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Marshall Buffington

Mohawk Retiree Dies April 19, 2020 Marshall Dale Buffington, Sr., 75, Welcome Hill Community, died Sunday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Buffington was born in Trenton on Dec. 28, 1944, son of the late Willis “Ted” Buffington and Janie Mae Raines Buffington. He was an avid fisherman and loved to hunt. He…

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Roger Cothran

History Buff Dies April 15, 2020 Roger Dale Cothran, 54, Summerville, died April 15 at the Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sandy Springs following an extended illness. Mr. Cothran was born in Rome on Jan. 24, 1966, son of the late Curtis Leon Cothran and Linda Faye Walker Cothran. He was a member of the…

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Terry Hughes

USPS Retiree Dies April 14, 2020 Terry Ray Hughes, 46, Ocala, Fla., (formerly of Trion), died April 14. Mr. Hughes was born March 25, 1974, in Rome, son of Jimmy Ray Hughes and Teresa Ann Tucker Hix. He was Baptist and he was retired from the United States Postal Service. Mr. Hughes had also served…

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Dennis Tucker

Best Retiree Dies April 7, 2020 Dennis Lesley “Tubbins” Tucker, 73, Menlo, died April 7 at Floyd Medical Center, Rome. Mr. Tucker was born July 10, 1946, in Menlo, son of the late Roy Lesley and Cora Isabelle Spraggins Tucker. He was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church and he had worked as a bus…

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Royce McDaniel

Royce McDaniel Cedar Bluff Resident Dies April 20, 2020 Royce Lee McDaniel, 53, Cedar Bluff, Ala., died Monday at UAB Birmingham. Mr. McDaniel was born Feb. 3, 1967, in Centre, Ala., son of Georgia Crane McDaniel and the late John McDaniel. In addition to his father, brothers, James McDaniel and David McDaniel; sister, Lena Sue…

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Mary Daniel

Mary Daniel Riegel Textiles Retiree Dies April 21, 2020 Mary Leo Daniel, 91, Summerville, died Tuesday. Mrs. Daniel was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Jamestown, Ala., daughter of the late Milas Chester and Annie Lizzie Tucker Hartline. She was the oldest member of Central Avenue Baptist Church where she had joined May 22, 1974. Prior…

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Brandon Cochran

Painter Dies April 16, 2020 Brandon Dwayne Cochran, 33, Summerville, died suddenly April 16 at Redmond Regional Medical Center, Rome. Brandon was born in Ft. Oglethorpe on Feb. 12, 1987, son of Terry Dwayne Cochran and Charlene Marie Brady Turnmire. He was a jack of all trades but was employed as a painter and water…

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Kenneth Wooten

Bike Rider Dies April 9, 2020 Kenneth Wayne Wooten, 73, Summerville, died April 9 at Redmond Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. Kenneth was born on January 26, 1947, son of the late Wallace Wooten and Othel Marshal Wooten. He was a member of the Sonrise Community Church. Kenneth loved riding his bicycle “Cadillac”…

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James Boyd, Sr.

James Boyd, Sr. Menlo Security Dies April 7, 2020 James Edward “G-George” Boyd, Sr., 74, Summerville, died April 7, 2020, at Redmond Regional Medical Center, Rome. Mr. Boyd was born August 24, 1945, in Trion, son of the late Walter Lee and Susie Reece Boyd. He was Baptist and was retired from Harriet and Henderson.…

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Raymond Jones

Raymond Jones Businessowner Dies April 10, 1940 Raymond “Doyle” Jones, 80, Summerville, died April 10 at his residence. The youngest of five children, Mr. Jones was born in Trion on March 1, 1940, son of the late Ayers and Estelle Stewart Jones. He was of the Church of God faith. Mr. Jones was an electrician…

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