Area Obituaries

Lula C. Arnold

Ms. Lula C. Arnold, age 96, of Summerville, GA, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at her residence. Ms. Arnold was born November 12, 1923, in Stevenson, AL, daughter of the late Willie and Tennie Gertrude Burton Guinn.  She attended the Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center, and prior to her retirement, was employed with Riegel Textiles.  In…

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Josh Elrod

Mr. Josh Elrod, age 37, of Menlo, GA, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Claude Hoyt Hampton

Mr. Claude Hoyt Hampton, age 84, of Cloudland, GA, died Thursday, February 20, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Hampton was born August 27, 1935, in Cloudland, GA, son of the late William Ira and Charlotte Maude Tallent Hampton.  He was a man of God and was Christian by faith.  Prior to his retirement, he was…

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Judy Marks

Judy Marks, age 76, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Exie Caylor; and sister, Mary Jo Caylor Brown. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Benny Marks of LaFayette; son, Kip (Heather) Marks of LaFayette; grandchildren, Caylee and Laney Marks;…

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Cynthia “Patt” Watkins

MS. CYNTHIA “PATT” WATKINS – Age, 62 – Of Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at a local Health Care. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bertha Watkins, and sister, Mary Lynn Watkins. She was a member of The Church of Christ Family. Survivors are her brother, Isaiah “Ike” Watkins; two…

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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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