Monday, March 25, 2019

MR. JERRY HOLLIS SMITH

Mr. Jerry Hollis Smith age 66 of Thomaston Ga, died Friday March 22, 2019 at Emory University Hospital.
Mr. Smith was born on November 19, 1952 in Waycross Ga, to Reddon Sweat Smith and the late Hollis Smith. He owned and operated Big Chic for many years.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Cookie Long Smith of Thomaston Ga, mother Mrs. Reddon Smith of Thomaston Ga, sons Mr. Chris (Stacey) Smith of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Andrew (Kelly) Smith of Thomaston Ga, brothers Mr. Daniel (Vickie) Smith of Manchester Ga, Mr. Tony (Dana) Smith of Griffin Ga, 6 grandchildren 1 great grandchild.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday March 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from The Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Sunday March 24, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

MRS. BRENDA CHRISTINE MERCER

Mrs. Brenda Christine Mercer age 59 of Meansville Ga, died Friday March 22, 2019 at Upson Regional Medical Center. 
Mrs. Mercer was born on December 19, 1959 in Duluth Ga, to the late Charlie Hoyt Dunn and the late Ivelene Cleveland Dunn. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Mercer was a member of Rehoboth Nazarene Church.
Survivors include her husband William Mercer of Meansville Ga, daughter Melissa (Benji) Strange of Molena Ga, son Chad Turner of Meansville Ga, brothers Johnny (Janice) Young of Molena Ga, Barney Dunn of Meansville Ga, sisters Betty (George) Barfield of Byron Ga, Rhoda Dunn of Meansville Ga, 1 grandchild, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday March 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from Rehoboth Nazarene Church. Burial will follow in Fincher Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Sunday March 24, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!
Coggins Funeral Home
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

Friday, March 22, 2019

MRS. SHEILAH THOMPSON VAUGHN

Mrs. Sheilah Thompson Vaughn age 60 of Thomaston Ga, died Friday March 22, 2019 at her residence. 
Mrs. Vaughn was born on November 1, 1958 in Thomaston Ga, to the late Hugh Edwin Thompson and the late Myrtice Parker Thompson. She was employed with the Upson County School System as a lunch room attendant at Upson Lee South Elementary. Mrs. Vaughn was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Mr. Johnny Vaughn of Thomaston Ga, brother Mr. Bubba (Susan) Thompson of Thomaston Ga, sister Mrs. Judy (Kipp) Dingler of Bolingbroke Ga.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday March 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from New Harmony Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Saturday March 23, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!
Coggins Funeral Home
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

MR. A. CHANCE ROYAL

Mr. A. Chance Royal, 39, of Thomaston, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at
Upson Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services for Mr. Royal will be held
Saturday, March 23, at 2:00 PM, at Clarks Chapel Baptist Church.  Rev. Dean
Hemphill will officiate, and burial will follow in South View Cemetery.  The
family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 PM, at
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Smile Train, 633 Third
Ave., 9th Floor, New York, New York  10017.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

MRS. SUE SELF GRUBBS

Mrs. Sue Self Grubbs, 78, of Thomaston, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at her
residence. 
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Grubbs will be held on Saturday, March
23rd, 2019 at 2:00 pm in Upson Memorial Gardens with Rev. Charles Bennett
officiating.
The family of Mrs. Grubbs will receive friends at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home
on Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, March 18, 2019

MRS. RUBY GRACE LLOYD HELMS

Mrs. Ruby Grace "Gracie" Lloyd Helms, age 90, of Meansville, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Providence Health and Rehab Center in Thomaston.
Mrs. Helms was born April 28, 1928, in Fuquay Varina NC, to the late William Ellis and Daisy Nordon. She was a Police Officer for the City of Thomaston and member of Grace Primitive Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Vicki (Mike) Raines of Thomaston; son, Mickey (Lanita) Lloyd of Villa Rica Ga; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Katie Matthews and Newell Moore; brothers, Millard Nordon, Everett Nordon, Robert Nordon, and Glenn Nordon.
Memorial services for Mrs. Helms will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Grace Primitive Baptist Church. The family will receive friends after the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Primitive Baptist Church, 401 S. Center St, Thomaston GA 30286.
Coggins Funeral Home
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

MRS. JOYCE "NADINE" O'NEAL

Mrs. Joyce "Nadine" O'Neal, age 84, of Thomaston Ga, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin GA.
Mrs. O'Neal was born November 30, 1934, in Thomaston to the late Clarence J. and Ruby Mae Storey. She retired from Walmart as a greeter, worked over 40 years for Carters, a member of Mountain View Baptist Church, and Order of the Eastern Star.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Alvah O'Neal, and brother, Carlotn Storey. Survivors are her daughter, Cynthia O'Neal Claude; sons Greg (Sarah) O'Neal and Tim (Lisa) O'Neal all of Thomaston; grandchildren, Christin Bell Rowland, Ashlee O'Neal, Jennifer O'Neal Lamb, and Jessica O'Neal Wheeless; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. O'Neal will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Mountain View Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Southview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.
Coggins Funeral Home
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

MR. JONATHAN OSCAR "OZZIE" HUFF

Jonathan Oscar "Ozzie" Huff, age 78, of Thomaston, Georgia, died at his residence on March 17, 2019.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday March 19, 2019 2:00 PM at Thomaston First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service in the church social hall.
A family graveside service will be held Saturday March 23, 2019 at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Huff was born on February 20, 1941, in Gainesville, Georgia to John and Evelyn Huff.  Mr. Huff graduated from Marietta High School in 1958.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Textiles from Georgia Tech before serving in the United States Army where he reached the rank of captain.  After separating from the army, Mr. Huff returned to Georgia Tech and earned a Master of Science in Textiles.  Mr. Huff was a plant manager with Coats and Clark in North Carolina before moving to Thomaston, Georgia, and joining Thomaston Mills in 1974.  After many years of service with Thomaston Mills, Mr. Huff retired as Vice-President of the Apparel Finishing Division.  He taught courses for Gordon College and Flint River Technical College and served on the boards for both the Thomaston City School System and Flint River Technical College.  He was a member of Pyramid Equities Investment Club of Georgia and the Wild Bunch hunting group.  Mr. Huff was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities. 
Mr. Huff was preceded in death by his parents, John and Evelyn Huff, and his son, Jonathan Hollis Huff.  He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Jackie Huff; a sister, Camille Stolp of Cornelia, Georgia; daughters Kelly (Steve) Mikell of Trussville, Alabama, and Heidi (John) Allen of Calhoun, Georgia; grandchildren, Reed Allen of Dayton, Ohio; Kathryn Kelly (Grant) Quist of Boca Raton, Florida; Davis Allen of Calhoun, Georgia; Heidi Mikell of Trussville, Alabama; and Hayley Mikell of Trussville, Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Thomaston, Georgia.


Coggins Funeral Home
321 Hannahs Mill Rd.
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681
706-647-2336 fax
cogginsfuneralhome@charter.net

MRS. MARGARET BOSWELL

Mrs. Margaret Boswell, age 89, of Thomaston, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Heritage Inn Health and Rehab Center in Barnesville GA.
Mrs. Boswell was born June 17, 1930, in Thomaston to the late Newton and Lucile Dawson. She retired from the Wm. Carter Company as a Side Seamstress, and was a member of Calvary Lighthouse Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband Norman Boswell; and daughter, Dee Deloatch. Survivors are Cindy (Gary) Fortner of Auburn AL, and Patricia (Robert) Mercer of Thomaston; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services for Mrs. Boswell will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 11:00 AM in Upson Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Coggins Funeral Home
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681