Thursday, August 13, 2020

MRS. SARA ELIZABETH "BETSY" MOORE WHITE

Mrs. Sara Elizabeth "Betsy" Moore White, age 98, of Thomaston, died
Thursday, August 13, at Upson Regional Medical Center.  A private graveside
service will be held with memorial services to be held at a later date.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all arrangements.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

MS. MARY JONES

Ms. Mary Jones, 84, of Thomaston and formerly of Molena, died Tuesday,
August 11, 2020 at Upson Regional Medical Center.
Mary was born May 11, 1936 in Concord, GA., to the late James Glover Jones
and the late Mary Smith Jones.  She is also preceded in death by a brother,
James Leroy Jones of McDonough, GA, and a sister, Martha Jones Kent Gordy of
Thomaston.
She is survived by two brothers, Billy P. (Janice) Jones of Thomaston and
William Larry (Evelyn) Jones of Molena.  Several nieces and nephews also
survive.
Due to COVID 19 the family will have a private burial service.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences and
remembrances may be expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

MRS. ELLA RHUNETTE ELLINGTON

Mrs. Ella Rhunette Ellington, 97, of Thomaston, died Tuesday, August 11,
2020 at Riverside Health and Rehab.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MR. JAMES EDWARD FRANKLIN

Mr. James Edward Franklin age 70 of Thomaston Ga, died Monday August 10, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Franklin was born on June 18, 1950, in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, to the late George Edward Franklin, and the late Francis Register Franklin.  He worked as a trucking dispatcher for Premier Trucking.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Susan Presley Franklin, brother, Bill Starr, sisters, Dorothy Starr, and Sandy Eberline
Survivors include his adopted parents Bill and Harriett Starr, daughter, Sharri (Liam) Rimmer-Henson of Thomaston, brothers, Jim (Nancy) Starr of Haddock, GA, Charles (Sandi) Starr of Sunnyside, GA, Jeff Franklin of Forest Park, GA, Ben (Hawk) Franklin of Atlanta, GA, sister, Peggy (Kevin) Malloy of Wilson, NC, grandchildren, Courtney (Matt) Simons, Trey Henson, Mason Henson, Caitlyn Rimmer-Henson, Fern Franklin, great-grandchildren, Ashton Simons, Raegan Simons.
It was Mr. Franklin's wish to be cremated, his family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.
Coggins Funeral Home

Monday, August 10, 2020

MR. TERRELL MICHAEL TIDWELL

Mr. Terrell Michael Tidwell age 63 of Barnesville Ga, died Monday August 10, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Tidwell was born on January 21, 1957, in Upson County, to Sara Tidwell Snow. 
Survivors include his mother, Sara Snow, step-father, Jerry Snow, daughters, Amber (Anthony) Blackmon of Greenville, Carrie Tidwell of Thomaston, son Justin (Caitlin) Tidwell of Barnesville, brother, Keith Snow of Yatesville, grandchildren, Corey Calvert, Hollie Blackmon, Andrew Blackmon, and Emma Blackmon.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends one prior to the service at Coggins Funeral Home

MR. WILLIAM GARNET "BUSTER" WHEELER

Mr. William Garnet "Buster" Wheeler age 76 of Meansville Ga, died Monday August 10, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Wheeler was born on September 4, 1943 in Griffin Ga, to the late Thomas J. Wheeler and the late Oma Pierce Wheeler. He worked for Thomaston Mills as a Fixer for many years. Mr. Wheeler was a member of Mud Bridge Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son Tommy J. Wheeler and brothers Thaddus Wheeler & Larry Wheeler.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Geraldine Wheeler of Meansville Ga, daughters Ms. Patsy Michelle (Chris Dunnahoo) Wheeler of Meansville Ga., Ms. Naomi "Gigit" Wheeler of Thomaston Ga, son Mr. Billy Jeff (Peggy) Wheeler of Thomaston Ga, sister Mrs. Debra Adams of Thomaston Ga, sister in law Mrs. Jean Wheeler of Meansville Ga., 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. from Mud Bridge Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church 1 hour prior to the service.

MRS. MARTHA LOUISE WRIGHT

Mrs. Martha Louise Wright age 79 of Thomaston Ga, died Sunday August 9, 2020 at Upson Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Wright was born on October 17, 1940, in Dover, New Hampshire, to the late Harry Augustus Davis and the late Echo Violet Noyce Davis.  She worked as a nurse and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, David Earl Wright.
Survivors include her daughters, Beverly Dawn (David) Clark of Manchester, Candee Diane (Tom) Schreiner of Thomaston, son, David Earl (Stephanie) Wright II of Locust Grove, brother, Donald Lawrence Davis of Dover, New Hampshire, sister, Billie Cote of Summerworth, New Hampshire, 14 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from Fellowship Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Crystal Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at Coggins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Advent Christian General Conference Penny Crusade at PO Box 690848 Charlotte, NC 28227 or ACPUB@ACGC.US

MR. DANNY RAY SWAILS

Danny Ray Swails age 30 of Griffin Ga, passed away Friday August 7, 2020.
Danny was born on July 31, 1990 in Thomaston Ga, to Kevin Wayne Swails Sr. and Tammy Marie Webb Colley. He was an avid reader, loved the outdoors and loved spending time with his son Aiden.
Survivors include his mother Tammy (Martin) Colley, father Kevin (Megan) Swails Sr., son Aiden Hester, brother Kevin (Heather) Swails Jr, step sister Harley Blankenship, step brothers Caden Blankenship & Cory Colley.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday August 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Saturday August 15, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

MR. MITCHELL ALLEN RIGGINS

Mr. Mitchell Allen Riggins age 70 of Molena Ga, died Saturday August 8, 2020 at Upson Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Riggins was born on November 23, 1949 in Zebulon Ga, to the late J. Aster Riggins and the late Marie Matthews Riggins. He owned and operated Riggins Concrete Construction for many years. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Danny Riggins.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Nancy Riggins of Molena Ga, daughter Mrs. Sadie (Corey) Simmons of Easley South Carolina, son Mr. Ryan (Jessica) Riggins of Thomaston Ga, brother Mr. David (Angie) Riggins of Thomaston Ga, grandchild Tybee Marie Riggins.
Graveside Services will be held on Monday August 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from Jones Chapel Church Cemetery in Woodbury Ga. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Sunday August 9, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m