Area Obituaries

Leah Ruth Garrison Loughridge

Leah Ruth Garrison Loughridge, 97, passed away Sunday January 6, 2019 following a short decline.   Ruth was born in 1921 the daughter of W.E. and Virginia Garrison and came to LaFayette, GA for work at Fortune Mills and later worked for E.T. Barwick Industries and Caron Industries prior to retiring in the 1980s.  Ruth was a long…

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Bessie Jane Payne

Mrs. Bessie Jane Payne, age 98 of Menlo, GA passed away Sunday- January 6, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Payne was born December 19, 1920 in Wilson City, Chanute, KS to the late Elmer and Jenny Mina Goltry.  She was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church and a retired nurse, bookkeeper, and tax preparer.…

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HELEN MARIE OEHLER

HELEN MARIE OEHLER, age 83, of Milton Circle, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019, at her residence.  A native of Chicago, Illinois, She was  born on January 26, 1935, was a daughter of the late Walter S. and Helen Schmidt Johnson.  Mrs. Oehler was an administrative assistant in health care, and was preceded…

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HUGH “BO” BOHANON

MR. HUGH “BO” BOHANON, age 82, of Trion, Georgia, passed away Friday afternoon, January 4, 2019, at his residence.  He was born on December 21, 1936 to the late Gordon and Clara Riley Bohanon.  Mr. Bohanon was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force, and…

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Betty East Brock

Mrs. Betty East Brock, age 84, of Silver Creek, passed away Wednesday evening, January 2, 2019, in a local hospital. Mrs. Brock was born in Floyd County, GA on July 4, 1934, daughter of the late C. J. East and Mamie Cash East.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Lamar Brock,…

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(Updated) Annie “Jean” Crabtree

Mrs. Annie “Jean” Crabtree age 77 of Summerville, GA passed away Friday-January 4, 2019 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Crabtree was born June 7, 1941in Berryton, GA to the late Andrew Jackson and Annie Lee Mitchell McGraw. She was a member of Four Mile Baptist Church and was retired from Mount Vernon Mills. Along…

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Tammy Kay Shell

Mrs. Tammy Kay Shell, age 51 of Lafayette, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 03, 2019 at a Ft. Oglethorpe area hospital. Mrs. Shell was born in Centre, AL on September 18, 1967, daughter of Frank Shell and the late Dianne Williams. She was a member of the Pentecostal Power Ministries in Lyerly and was an avid…

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(Updated) Karen Rebecca Jensen

Mrs. Karen Rebecca Jensen, age 58, of Silsbee, Texas passed away on Jan. 1, 2019 in Kountze, Texas. Mrs. Jensen was born in Summerville, Georgia on June 28, 1960, daughter of Marlinda Bennett Tucker and the late Grady Bennett. She graduated from Spurger High School at the top of her class in 1978. Following graduation,…

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(Updated) Garry Lee Chastain

Mr. Garry Lee Chastain, age 59, of Trion, GA, died Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at CHI Memorial Hospital-Chattanooga. Mr. Chastain was born January 7, 1959, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA, son of the late Fred Lee Chastain and Ella Louise Bell Chastain.  He was a member of Waterville Baptist Church and was employed with Tuftco Finishing…

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Esther Clyde Prince

Mrs. Esther Clyde Prince, age 79 of the Pennville community, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at the residence of her son. Mrs. Prince was born on Sand Mountain in Alabama on September 1, 1939, daughter of the late Coy Broyles and Myrtle Richards Broyles. She was a member of the Harrell Street Church of…

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Ruby Letner Trusley

Ruby Letner Trusley, 79 went home to be with Jesus on December 29, 2019. She was born on June 10, 1939 in Dayton, TN and was the daughter of Charlie J. and Maude A. Clark Letner. She was a member of Ten Mile Holiness Church,  a former employee of the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and…

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(Updated) William “David” Lyons

Mr. William “David” Lyons age 60 of Summerville, GA, died Monday- December 31, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Lyons was born January 31, 1958, in Chattooga County, GA to Albert and the late Louise Howell Lyons. He was retired from B & D trucking and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife; Mary…

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