Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Mr. James Thomas " J T " Brown, age 46, of Thomaston, died Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Cumming GA.
Mr. Brown was born June 11, 1973, in Thomaston to the late Thomas Bryant Brown Sr. and Hazel Rogers Bethune. He was a heavy equipment operator and member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Chasity Elder Brown; daughters, Kirstie (Jason) Flournoy, Megan Morris, Lindsay (Thomas) Beddington, and Katlyn Morris (Kyle Gassett); step-father, Kimball Bethune; sisters, Ginger (Bruce) Smith, Kimmie Bethune, and Tonya Brown; brother, Bryant (Dawn) Brown; grandchildren, Kason, Kooper, Mason, and Bentley; nieces and nephews, Payton Elder, Heather Kilgo, Blake Brown, Dalton Brown, Rheana Armstead, and Lacy Wright.
Graveside services for Mr. Brown will be announced later.
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Monday, April 6, 2020


Mr. Marion Frederick "Fred" Trice Jr., age 87 of Thomaston Ga, died Saturday April 4, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Trice was born on July 6, 1932 to the late Marion Frederick Trice Sr., and the late Vada Lee Trice. He worked as a painter for many years. Mr. Trice served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War stationed in Japan. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Erma Trice of Thomaston Ga, daughter Mrs. Deanna (Tim) Helms of Thomaston Ga, son Mr. Randy Bell of Thomaston Ga, sister Mrs. Joann Underwood, grandchildren Jodi Bell, Jennifer Shoults, Dusty Bell, Andrea Bell Latourette, Adam Hay, Jason Hay, Lauren Berryhill, great grandchildren Brayden & Baylee Burns, Janie & Jack Shoults, Jordan,Addison, Kalaeb & Kasen Hay, Jessie & Justin Latourette, Logan & Maddie Berryhill.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic the family will have  a private graveside service.
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mrs. Waunita Jane Thompson age 90 died Sunday April 5, 2020 at Brightmoor Hospice.
Mrs. Thompson was born on November 11, 1929 in Oklahoma to the late Roy Earl Neu and the late Addie Marie Vosburg. She worked for the William Carter Company as a Quality Assurance Supervisor for many years. Mrs. Thompson was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Valerie Glass of Senoia Ga, sisters Mrs. Wilma Satterwhite of Colorado, Mrs. Wanda Williams of Oklahoma, 2 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic the family will have a private graveside service.
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Friday, April 3, 2020


Mr. William Robert "Bill" Haege, Sr. 74 of Thomaston died April 2, 2020, at Upson Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Haege was born on October 31, 1945, in Clinton, IA to the late Walter and Eloise Richeson Haege. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam, attended The Gathering Church and worked in the grocery business as a produce manager. 
Mr. Haege was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Carolyn Jane Gendron Haege.
Survivors include his daughters, Christine Rogers of Thomaston and Carrie Adams of NY, son, William Robert "Bill" Haege, Jr. of Thomaston, sisters, Nancy Haege and Linda Lodge both of Texas, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Those desiring, please make a memorial to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Mrs. Mary Ann Downs Henley, age 68, of Thomaston, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Upson Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Henley was born April 17, 1951, in Thomaston to the late Tommy Lee Downs and Nellie Scott Downs. She was a store clerk for Mr. B's in Zebulon.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen Bridges and Wanda Corley; son, Adam Henley; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for Mrs. Henley will be held at a later date.
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Monday, March 30, 2020


Mr. Eldred Landon Hoyal age 73 of Thomaston, GA, died Sunday March 29, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Hoyal was born on May 9, 1946 in Thomaston, GA, to the late Robert Landon Hoyal and the late Jewel Owsley Hoyal.  He retired from the Martha Mills as a mechanic after 28 years and was an artist and master craftsman.  He was a member of The Gathering Church, and served his country in the US Navy Seabees.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his grandson, Landon Tyler Hoyal, brothers, Randall J. Hoyal and Bobby Hoyal.
Survivors include his wife, Terrie Dean Hoyal, daughters, Robin Phillips (David Willis), Heather (Jonathan) Butts, and grandchildren, Kelsey Phillips, Trey Dunnahoo, Walker Butts, an Hannah Butts.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Gathering Church at 456 Hannah's Mill Rd. Thomaston, GA 30286
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Mr. Garner M. Ellerbee, 93, of Thomaston, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at
his residence.  Graveside services at Glenwood Cemetery will be private.  A
guest register may be signed at the funeral home or online at Those desiring may make memorial
contributions to First Baptist Church TV Ministry, 208 South Church Street,
Thomaston, GA  30286, or to Southern Grace Hospice, 384 Racetrack Road,
McDonough, GA  30252.  Fletcher-Day Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge
of all arrangements.

Monday, March 23, 2020


Mr. Walter Ernest Smith Jr., age 88, of Thomaston GA, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Smith was born July 13, 1931, in Floyd County GA to the late Walter E. Smith Sr. and Dora M. Ledbetter Smith. He retired from Coca Cola as a Assistant Sales Manager with over 30 years of service, and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Daniel Smith. Survivors are his daughters, Deborah (Chris) Legg, Angel (Joseph) Davis, Brenda (Brian) McCoy, and Terri Salter; sons, Greg (Mary Jo) Smith, Clay (Brenda) Smith, and Benjamin Pitts; sisters, Martha Ellis and Betty Hanley; brothers, A.C. (Bernice) Smith and Billy Joe (Mary) Smith; 24 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services for Mr. Smith will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 2:00 PM in Upson Memorial Gardens.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life ceremony at a later date.

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Mr. James Terry Joiner, age 70, of Thomaston, died Friday, March 20, at his residence. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Joiner will be held on Monday, March 23, at 11:00 AM, in Upson Memorial Gardens. No visitation is planned, but the family may be contacted at the residence. Mr. Joiner was the retired owner of Joiner Plumbing Co., Inc.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in chare of all arrangements