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Brooks Blankenship

Brooks Blankenship, age 80, of McDonough, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017.  He was born in Stockbridge, Georgia to the late William Arthur and Dolie Blankenship.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Phillips.  Mr. Blankenship was a member of Cruselle Freeman Church of the Deaf and an avid Georgia Tech fan.
Brooks is survived by his spouse, Patricia Blankenship; children, Amy (Scott) Barnett of McDonough, GA, Sylvia (David) Bedgood of Oxford, GA; grandchildren, Kayla (Drew) Patterson of Jackson, GA, Jordan Barnett of McDonough, GA, Lylah Barnett of McDonough, GA, Tiffany (Anthony) Tullis of Locust Grove, GA; great-grandchildren, Jett Patterson, Averlee Patterson, Isabella Tullis and Emma Tullis; brothers, Gene (Barbara Jo) Blankenship of Conyers, GA and Russell (Patsy) Blankenship of Jackson, GA; Sophie, his four-legged friend; and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Reverend Frank Osborne and Reverend Carter Bearden officiating. Interment will follow at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.

Nykevia Shanice Sanford

Miss Nykevia Shanice Sanford of 907 GA Hwy 49, South, Americus, Georgia died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11:00 A. M. in the sanctuary of  United Holiness Church in Americus, Georgia.  The burial will follow at Staley Memorial Gardens in Americus, Georgia.

The family may be contacted at 132 Forest Park Road, Americus, Georgia.

VIla Stargel Sewell Jones

Ila Stargel Sewell Jones of Rome was the 10th-oldest person in the world when she passed away Friday, Nov 10, 2017.
She was 114 and a resident at Manor House of Rome.As of Friday, the Gerontology Research Group still had Jones listed among the world’s 42 supercentenarians — living people who are validated to be 110 or older.
Jones was born Aug. 21, 1903, in Lumpkin County, but moved to Floyd County in 1930 to teach at Cave Spring Consolidated School. It was there she met and married Paul Sewell, and where the couple raised their family.

For the next 30 years or so, Jones taught generations of students at the Georgia School for the Deaf and, later, at Cedartown High School.

John House's Cave Spring Chapel will be handling the funeral arrangements.

Her oldest grandchild, Mary Ila Blake of Knoxville, Tennessee, said in August that her grandmother had little energy during a birthday celebration at the nursing home. Still, Jones enjoyed her life and her family.

“Last time my parents went down, they walked her outside. When she’s awake her cognitive ability is intact, and her sense of humor,” Blake said at the time.
Jones’ son, Paul Sewell Jr., still lives in Rome. He talked about his mother’s life during a 2013 interview, beginning with the fact that she first saw Halley’s Comet at the age of 7 and again, when it came around 75 years later, in 1986.

Sewell also provided a glimpse of a well-educated and well-traveled woman.

Jones left Cave Spring to teach in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1963, five years after her husband had died. She met her second husband a year later and they eventually moved to Pasadena, Texas, where she became a licensed sewage facility operator and ran the local bingo game.

At age 85 she moved to California and then back to Texas before she returned to Northwest Georgia.

“She moved back to Rome in 1992, and she’s been in Rome ever since,” Sewell said.

Bob Arnold Davis

Mr. Bob Arnold Davis, age 92, of Cave Spring, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
He was born on July 14, 1925 in Armuchee, Georgia. He was the son of the late William Hubbard Davis and Bessie Owens Davis.
Mr. Davis served his country in the US Army Air Corp in WWII as a B-17 Aerial Gunner. He spent several months as a German POW, returning home safely in 1945. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and taught at the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring until retirement. He was a lifelong farmer.
Mr. Davis is survived by his twin brother, Bill Gordon Davis, of Cave Spring and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Lois Davis, Eola Morgan, Lucille Byars, Miriam Cox and 4 brothers, Walter, Paul, Hugh and James Davis.
The family will receive friends Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Cave Spring United Methodist Church followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverends John Page and Robin Lindsey officiating. Interment will follow at Cave Spring Cemetery.
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Tracy Allen Singleton
• Died: October 22, 2017
• Location: Atlanta, Georgia •
Mr. Singleton passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Mr. Singleton was a resident of Atlanta, Georgia at the time of passing.
Funeral Service: 11:00am, Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Frank V. Givens Memorial Chapel - Dorchester Funeral Home, 7842 E. Oglethorpe Hwy, Midway, Georgia 31320. Interment: St Peter's AMEC Memorial Gardens Cemetery Theme by Towfiq I.

Mr. George Montgomery
In profound sorrow we announce the passing of Mr. George Montgomery, 62 of Newnan, Georgia on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2:00 PM in the Sellers-Smith R.W.S. Memorial Chapel.
Mr. George Steve Montgomery Sr. was born in Griffin, Ga to the late Mr. Bill and Mrs. Gillie (Crawford) Montgomery.

In 1975, George graduated from the Georgia School for the Deaf in Caves Spring, GA; and later worked for the United States Postal Service for many years. He enjoyed watching sports and spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. George has six surviving children: George Montgomery Jr., Stephanie Montgomery and Bob Montgomery; all of Atlanta, GA.
Cokoya Newsome and Gregory Newsome of Newnan, GA. Jessica Williams and one stepdaughter Diana Williams of Atlanta, GA.
He leaves to cherish his memories with his loving and faithful Companion of many years, Ms. Cynthia Newsome of Newnan, GA.

Mr. George also leaves behind grandchildren: Bobby Daniels, George Johnson, D’Kevion Montgomery, Savion Williams, Alexis
Newsome, La-Miriah Atchuson, Courtney Heard, Courtlin Heard, Chelsie Heard, Noah Williams, Nakayla Williams and a great
grandbaby, Gubrell Johnson and a host of relatives and friends. .

Mr. George Montgomery Sr. was preceded in death by both parents, brother Cleveland Montgomery, Aunt Lois Furlow and a special cousin George “Peewee” Furlow and other Love Ones.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of George Steve Montgomery please visit our Sympathy Store.

James Ballard Jr.

James Edward Ballard, Jr. HARTSVILLE - Memorial service for James "Jimmy" Edward Ballard, Jr., 76, will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Beau Boyle will officiate with a private burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Mr. Ballard died on Saturday, October 7, 2017 (his birthday). Born in Wilmington, NC, he was a son of the late James Edward and Vidalia
Nixon Ballard. Jimmy graduated from Hartsville High School in 1959. He received his B.A. degree from Furman University, M.Div. degree from Southern Baptist Seminary, M.S. degree from the University of Tennessee,
and M.A. degree from Cal State University. He was a teacher of deaf and hard of hearing students in Kershaw County for 15 years and also at the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School. He was known for his love of the Furman Paladins, USC Gamecocks and tap dancing. He wrote the "A Look Back" column for The Messenger for many years, recounting events 25 and 50 years ago. Memorials may be made to the charity of
one's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.bpafuneralhome.com

Venora Irene Williamon, 95, of Rome died Friday afternoon in a local health care facility.
A native of Haralson County, GA Mrs. Williamon was born September 24, 1922, daughter of the late
Julius Cauthen and Dicie Chandler Cauthen. She had ben a resident of Rome most of her life and was employed by
Georgia School for the Deaf as a houseparent. She also worked at Celanese Fibers. Mrs. Williamon was a member of
Riverside Baptist Church and was a woman who lived and shared her faith. A feisty woman who was a hard worker,
she loved people and animals. Mrs. Williamon was preceded in death by her husband Merial Dean Williamon and daughter
LaDean Amos Hutton.
Survivors include her daughter Carol Maxey; brother S.H. Cauthen and sisters Marie Eichman and Sandra Cauthen.
Two grandchildren Shane ( Cathy) Amos and Scott Amos also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 PM Monday in the Chapel of Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter
Avenue with Reverend Randy Lambert officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2 PM until the service hour Monday. Please visit our website
www.goodshepherdfh.net to post tributes. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Wayne
Cauthen. Vaughn Stagg, Steve McGinnis, Doug Ackerman, Stan Cauthen, and Steve Cauthen.
Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home is serving the family of Venora Irene Williamon.

Demetrious Lashon Ramsey
May 30, 1977- September 25, 2017

Miss Demetrious Lashon Ramsey of 101 Swann Drive, Cordele, Georgia died
Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele,
The funeral service will be held Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 A. M. in
the chapel of the J. W. Williams Funeral Home in Cordele, Georgia.
The burial will follow at the Bethel Cemetery in Cordele, Georgia.
The family may be contacted at The Green Residence, 608 East Fourth
Avenue, Cordele, Georgia.

She graduated from GSD in 1997.

Stephen "Fonzie" Gene Sisson
June 20, 1960 - September 13, 2017

Stephen Gene "Fonzie" Sisson, age 57, of Blue Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. Born on June 20, 1960 in
Ellijay, GA, he was the son of the late William J. and Wilma Smith Sisson. He helped at Rob's Detail Shop for 20 years.

He is survived by brothers, Billy Sisson, III, Max (Dawn) Sisson, Alan Sisson, and Christopher Sisson; nieces and nephews, Joey Sisson, Jena Evans, Eric Sisson, Travis Sisson, Carley Sisson, and Christy Cook. Memorial services were conducted on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Min. Butch Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Macedonia Church of Christ Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com.
Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph Edward Morris, Jr., of Bowdon, Georgia, passed away on September 6, 2017. He was 57.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Morris, Sr.; and his brother, Shane Morris.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Daniel of Bowdon; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Vicki ad Randy Robinson and Sue and Mark Clark, all of Bowdon, and Wendy and Johnathan Samples of Carrollton, Georgia; his brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Kristy Daniel of Newport News, Virginia; his stepmother, Jerlean Morris of Bowdon; his stepsisters and their spouses, Tresa and Terry Hulsey of Fruithurst, Alabama, and Lesa Chadwick and Bobby Crews of Bowdon; and a special friend, Marie Lipscomb.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Rainwater Funeral Home. Rev. Stephen Peeples will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 4:00 till 7:00 p.m.
Miss Elaine Beckley, 51, transitioned on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was a graduate of the Georgia School for the Deaf (Class of 1985).
Funeral services Miss Elaine Beckley will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in the Adams Chapel.

Visitation: Monday, August 8, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel. ... Interment: Woodville Cemetery.
Lamar Moore passed away this year! No information?
Edwin Leveston Aldridge, 82, of Waycross died Thursday (May 18, 2017) at his residence after a short illness. He was born in Waycross to the late Berry Hansford Aldridge and Florence Daniels Aldridge and lived here all of his life. Mr. Aldridge retired from King Edward Cigar Factory where he was a Machine Operator. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and The Silent Sunday School Class. He enjoyed watching television especially sports and was a lifetime University of Alabama Football fan.> In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by six brothers, Owen Aldridge, Walter Aldridge, Claude Aldridge, Milton Aldridge, Albert Wilson, and B.H. Aldridge; eight sisters, Jewell Griffin, Lorene Pitts, Georgie Whiddon, Vesta Kicklighter, Mildred Roberson, Luree Dowling, Lucy Harris, and Mary Jolley. Survivors include one sister, Evelyn Fowler of Waycross; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 pm at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 1 – 2 pm at the funeral home. Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com. Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. SERVICES Funeral Service Sunday, May 21, 2017 2:00 PM> Miles-Odum Funeral Home and Crematory
Sonja Cone Bailey passed away on May 8, 2017. No information!
Melissa Anne Armstrong, 33, died around 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22nd from injuries sustained in a three vehicle accident in Bryan County, Georgia. She was born October 22 in Savannah, Georgia. Melissa was a very kind person, that always kept a beautiful smile on her face. She was a mother of four children that she loved deeply. She was part of the deaf community. She attended the Georgia School for the Deaf in North Georgia. She is survived by her mother, Mary Anne Armstrong, her father, James Watson Armstrong, her children, Hailey, Lexi, Dylan, and Kyra. Also surviving are her aunts, Julie (Larry), Theresa, her Uncles, Bill, Jack (Michelle), Richard (Ann), her cousins, Tina (Jason), Erin (Jo), Cliff (Kathy), Melinda (Dustin), Shannon (Cameron), Amanda, Konner, Richard (Whitney), Brinson, Lynne, Lauren, Aaron, Zoey, and Pipi. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joseph and Julia Puder, John and Elizabeth Armstrong, her Uncle Joseph, Jr., and Ricky Black. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2017 at Compassion Christian Church, East Campus, 9150 Old Montgomery Road, Savannah, GA 31406. Funeral Service will be 12:00 p.m. at Compassion Christian Church, East Campus. Private burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to MADD, 1000 Circle 75 Parkway #45, Atlanta, GA 30339. (ga.state@madd.org).
Jimmy Ray Jennings, 57, of Rossville, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at his home. Mr. Jennings attended the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Springs, Georgia and worked for thirty-three years in the heating & air business before pursuing a career as a truck driver with S & H Drivers, Inc. He was of the Baptist faith, served as past-president of the Battlefield Deaf Club, and loved the Atlanta Falcons. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Roy & Mary Jennings, sister, Janet Jennings Stanfield, & brother, Gary Jennings. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Bonnie Lynne Jennings; children, Susan (Jake) Armstrong, Abrigail (Derek) Delaney, & Kevin (Miranda) Fisher; grandchildren, Gunner Armstrong, Gabriel Fisher, & Josie Taylor; brothers, Roy (Brenda) Jennings & Tony (Norma Jean) Jennings; sisters, Carolyn Walker, Sandra (Don) Mironov, & Charlotte (John) Bierley. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Dale Oxendine officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at lane-southcrestchapel.com. The family will receive friends Monday, April 17th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.
Donald Lawrence Sessions, 79, of Marietta, GA died on Friday, March 10, 2017. Mr. Sessions was born on February 9, 1938 in Marietta, GA Was a former student at Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring, Ga. Donald's business career spanned 26 years at Lockheed Corporation. Donald was married to Dale Sessions from 1984 until her death in 2003. The memorial service and celebration of Donald's life will be 11:00 am Thursday (March 16) at St James Episcopal Church (161 Church St, Marietta, GA 30060) with a private family burial service at St James Episcopal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Donald Lawrence Sessions to Atlanta Speech School, 3160 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 or Lawrence Chapel at St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church St., Marietta, GA 30060.

Dean Gooch
May 20, 1944 - December 26, 2016
Harold Dean Gooch age 72 of Dahlonega passed away on December 26, 2016 following an extended illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Gooch was a member of Yahoola Baptist Church and a member of the B.A.S.S. club. “Papa Dean” never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him. He was passionate about woodworking and loved making custom pieces to give away for people to enjoy. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. His smile always lit up a room.

Mr. Gooch is preceded in death by his parents Thomas Patton Gooch and Winnie Evelyn Caldwell Gooch, and his brothers Robert Gooch and Lloyd Poole Gooch.

Mr. Gooch is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce; his children Donna (Ricky) Edmondson, Evelyn (Randy) Powell, and Larry Gooch. Sister, Dorothy (William) Woodward and sister in law Sylvia Fitts Gooch; grandchildren, Ric (Jessie) Edmondson, Jessica (David) Burton, Ty Gooch, Kenzi Gooch Petty, and Madison Powell; great grandchildren Dockery Edmondson, Taylor Burton, Tatum Burton, and Townes Edmondson.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 2pm at Dahlonega Funeral Home. Pastors Lyman Caldwell, Allen Taylor, and Guy Lee will officiate. Family will receive friends on Friday December 30th from 12pm until 8pm and again on Saturday from 10am until service time. Interment will follow at Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com
Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home 20 Gibson Road Dahlonega, GA 30533 706-864-DOVE (3683)

Evelyn Jean Mock
Aug 21, 1931 Sep 19, 2016
Evelyn Jean Robinson Brand Mock, age 85 of Roanoke, AL passed away Monday September 19, 2016. She was born August 21,1931 in Waco, daughter of the late Henry Vincent Robinson, Sr. and Mae Barrow Robinson. Mrs. Mock was a former employee of the U. S. Post Office in Atlanta where she worked as a clerk and also the Arrow Shirt Company in East Point. She was a graduate of Cave Springs School for the Deaf and a member of the Cruselle Freeman Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Emris E. ‘Buck’ Brand, second husband, Corrie Leo Mock; two sisters, Jeanette Harper and Katherine Benefield and a brother, H. V. Robinson, Jr. Survivors include her children, Jean and Jimmy Russell of Roanoke, Al, Michael Richard ‘Ricky’and Mary Brand of St. Simon; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren; sisters, Bea Ellis of Waco, Linda, June and Sharon and a brother, Stanley Robinson of Sand Mountain. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 12:00 until 2:00 PM. Services will be Wednesday, September 21 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Hightower Funeral Home with Elder Dave Chandler and Elder Tommy Patterson officiating. The congregation will sing Amazing Grace under the direction of Elder Dave Chandler. Mark Benefield, Joey Truitt, Chris Smith, Randy Patterson, Dennis Ellis and B. L. Bentley will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Mr. Terry Harper officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

MR. WILLIE HARMON WOOTEN – Age 59, of Rossville, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Park Ridge Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Mary Katherine Trimble Wooten.

He is survived by his two sons, Brutis Finney of Chickamauga, Georgia and Patrick Montgomery of Summerville, Georgia; father, Harmon J. P. Wooten; sister, Peggie (Sherman) Turner of Atlanta, Georgia; brother, Derrick Van (Genita) Wooten of Douglasville, Georgia; two grandchildren, Aiden Keith of Chickamauga and Ace Finney of Dalton, Georgia; very dear friend, Nikki Wooden of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at Mt. Peria Baptist Church, 341 Sparks Street, Ringgold, Georgia, with Rev. Jimmy Ingram and other ministers officiating. The family will receive friends at the church two hours before the service. Interment, LaFayette Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories of Willie Harmon Wooten at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.

Mr. Roland Harris Swanson, age 75, of Barnesville Ga. went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at his residence. He was the son of the late Mr. Joseph Everett Swanson, Jr. and the late Mrs. Marie Henton Swanson. Mr. Swanson was retired from the Quality Parks Envelope Co., after working 30 years as a printer.

Survivors include: Wife – Peggy Faye Grissendanner Swanson; Daughters – Susie Gray, Carol Hallbrook, Debbie Barstow, and Beth Marsano; Son – Jeff Evans; Sisters – Connie Ethridge, Marcia Jordan, and Phyllis Jordan; Brother – David Swanson, and numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Funeral Services for Mr. Roland Harris Swanson will be conducted Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home with Lisa Landrum officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Williams Funeral Home on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 6p.m. to 8 p.m.

Those who wish may view the Memorial page and sign the guestbook online at www.williamsfh.net

Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of the arrangements. (770) 358-1678
Debbie Shelton
Born 12/26/1951... Passed away August 12,2016....
Graduated from Georgia School for the Deaf in 1970....
She was 64 yrs old.
Miss Elaine Beckley, 51, transitioned on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services Miss Elaine Beckley will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in the Adams Chapel.Visitation:  Monday, August 8, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel. Interment: Woodville Cemetery.
Order Flowers, Cards and Sign the Guestbook using the links on our website: www.AdamsFuneralServicesInc.com

Mr. Elwood Donald (Don) Smith, age 80, of Cave Spring, died Sunday morning, April 17, 2016 in a Rome hospital following a sudden attack suffered earlier at his residence. Mr. Smith was born in Jackson, Georgia, January 26, 1936, a son of the late Sam Smith and the late Lucille James Smith.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring where he participated in football and track. Mr. Smith made his home in Jackson for a number of years with Mr. and Mrs. Doc McMichael, who helped look after him. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service in Macon.

Survivors include his wife, the former Suzanne Caple, to whom he was married January 27, 2006; by his children, Mrs. Ginger (Brian) Popham, Mrs. Candice (Randy) Pledger, Ms. Debbie Smith, and Ms. Shelia Smith; and by his grandchildren Emily Michelle Popham and Jerrold Wyatt Pledger and 14 other grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Jean Smith Fountain of Greenville, Georgia, four nephews and a niece also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Smith were held Thursday afternoon, April 21, 2016, at the Cave Spring United Methodist Church at 3:00 P.M. with Dr. John Page officiating.

Interment followed in the family lot of the Cave Spring Cemetery. Pallbearers included Randy Pledger, Brian Popham, Wyatt Pledger, Daniel Houston, Sonny Holman, and Eric Whitworth. Mr. Jim Whitworth and Mr. Brook Blankenship served as an honorary escort. The family received friends at the Cave Spring United Methodist Church before the service on Thursday from 1:00 P.M. until the funeral hour.
Mr. Kerry Thomas had gone home to be with his Lord this morning (4/12/16) at 6:30 a.m.

There will be body viewing and service on the same day.

Friday, April 15th, 2016

10:00 am - Body Viewing
12:00 pm - Service

Services and Interment is at

Pineview Baptist Church
411 Dewitt Tatum Rd
Reidsville, GA 30453

Pray for Mary and the family in the loss of Kerry!
Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Kerry Thomas to Crusselle Freeman Church of the Deaf at PO Box 11286, Atlanta, GA 30310

Doris Snellgrove Ferguson
January 2, 1949 - January 14, 2016
Doris S. Ferguson, 67 of Phenix City, Alabama died Thursday, January 14, 2016. Funeral Service to be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00 am at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7-9 PM. Interment to follow to Lakeview Memory Gardens with Pastor Mike Brown officiating.
She survived by her husband, Charlie Ferguson of Phenix City, Alabama, Daughter Cathy Williamson, Charleston, SC, step-son, Mac Ferguson, step-daughter, Shawn Maamao, two sisters, Marjorie Murphy and Lucille Burton, brother, Herchell Snellgrove, Grandchildern Kayla and John Graves, Charlie and McKenzie Ferguson, Justin and Christian Maamao. And two special boys
Brandon Williams and Gabriel Sanders.

Mrs. Kathryn Inez Ergle Hollingsworth, 63,
of Rome passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at her residence.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Oaknoll Chapel with the Reverend Rodger Whorton officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
A full obituary will follow in Friday’s paper.
Miller and Richards Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Hollingsworth, please visit www.oaknollchapel.com to share your memories or to leave a condolence message.

Maurice Samples passed away on November 6, 2015. He was 91 years old.


Mr. Douglas McArthur Adams, age 73, of Rome, GA passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015
Ray Williams passed away- Sept 2015
Greg A. Petroski - Class of 1976
(July 27, 1955 - July 30, 2015)
Robert Garmon
1930 - Feb 10, 2015
Robert "Bobby" Gattis
October 11, 1959 - May 28, 2015

Margarette Maddox Reid
January 12, 2014
Vinton Troup
GSD Class of 1951
March 23, 1931-April 24, 2014
Larry Taylor
GSD Class of 1963
June 3, 2014
Cale Lee Kitchens
June 30, 1970 - December 6, 2014
Arthur Auburn Glisson
March 1, 1951 - December 26, 2014

Calvin Philip Hailey, 71, of Morganton died on Friday, January 4, 2013
Click for more info at: RED Epeachy News
Lorraine Duvall Miller, former student of GSD, passed away on Monday, Feb 4, 2013. PDF
Katherine McDaniel Jordan, 60, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at her son’s home in Metter under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.. (PDF)
Nona Sheppard, 58, of Resaca, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, as a result of an automobile accident. PDF
Bonnie L. Craig, age 88 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Funeral Services for Mr. Milton Wayne Saunders, Sr. age 75 of Dallas, Ga. will be held on Saturday August 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM from the Benson Funeral Home Chapel.

Randy C. Dewbery
(November 15, 1946 - October 17, 2013)

Barbara Anderson Johnson pdf icon passed away on June 24, 2012.
09/08/41- 06/24/12 She graduated from GSD in 1961.
Fred C Gordon pdf icon 69, of Fort Oglethorpe passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012. He graduated from GSD in 1966.
Ricky River passed away September 11th, 2012 at the age of 39.
Ricky Rivers, was a member of the class of 1993. His sister was a member of class of 1995, Nicki Rivers.

Brinkley Smith passed away on January 30, 2011
Ray Baker's Obituary Logo of pdf 08/28/1929 - 02/05/11
Onnie Yvette Bacon Logo of pdf March 27, 2011
Terry Wayne Turner passed away on April 29, 2011

Mary Moon Hinson passed away on May 2, 2011

Henry Antoine passed away on August 17, 2011.
Sarah Louise Wade pdf icon GSD's Girl Coach & Teacher for 34 years (1955-1989)
Oct 22, 1930 - Aug 31, 2011

Paul Taylor Williams, age 65, died Saturday, June 5, 2010
Doris Senn 's Obituary pdf icon
- August 4, 2010
Billy Evers' Obituary pdf icon
August 16th, 2010
Billy Crider
Dec 13,1959 - Feb 17, 2010

Fall 2011
NANCY L. BENTON Track Dedication adobe logo
Nancy Benton graduated from GSD in 1965. She passed away in 2003.
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