Monday, February 20, 2017

MRS. ANN FULLER CRAVEN

Mrs. Ann Fuller Craven, age 80, of Thomaston, died Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Providence Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Craven was born April 18, 1936, in Meriwether County to the late Rev. G.O. and Annie Cato Fuller. She retired form the William Carter Company with over 30 years of service and was a lifetime member of Elkin's Creek Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leon Craven; sisters, Faye Edenfield, and Inez Doggett; brothers, Aaron Fuller, Pruitt Fuller, G.O. Fuller Jr., and Durward Fuller. Survivors are her daughter, Rhonda (Chris) Bell of Thomaston; sister, Christine Stephens of Macon; grandchildren, Mandi, and Christin; great-grandchildren, Lexi, Blake, Dominic, and Belle.

Graveside services for Mrs. Craven will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Elkin's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 20, 2017, after the service at Elkin's creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Friday, February 17, 2017

MRS. MARTHA F. HOWARD

Mrs. Martha F. Howard, 92, of Thomaston, died Thursday evening, February 16, 2017, at Heritage Inn Health & Rehab of Barnesville. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Howard will be held on Saturday, February 18, at 2:00 PM, at Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 12:30 until 1:30 PM at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

MR. JOHNNIE MORRIS JOHNSON

Mr. Johnnie Morris Johnson, age 77, of Thomaston, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his residence.
 
Mr. Johnson was born April 1, 1939, in Upson County to the late Sam W. and Irene Johnson. He retired with over 42 years from The Thomaston Mills Twister Room and was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church.
 
He is survived by his daughter, Vicky (Guerry) Partain of Thomaston; son, Steve (Shara) Johnson of Thomaston; sister, Donnie Gordy of Thomaston; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Johnson, Marvin Johnson, Hugh Johnson, Luther Johnson, Junior Johnson, and Bo Johnson; and sister, Louise Hammack.
 
Funeral services for Mr. Johnson will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Fellowship Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at Coggins Funeral Home.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

MRS. WINIFRED VONCILE SALTER FOWLER

Mrs.Winifred Voncile Salter Fowler age 82 of Thomaston Ga, died Tuesday February 14, 2017 at Upson Regional Medical Center. 

Mrs. Fowler was born on October 7, 1934 in Thomaston Ga, to the late Edmond and Dolly Harris Salter. She worked as a beautician for many years. Mrs. Fowler was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and the Order of The Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her grandson Jonathan McCarty and sister Pauline Salter Rogers.

Survivors include her husband Mr. Jack Fowler of Thomaston Ga, daughter Mrs. Donna Howard of Thomaston Ga, sons Mr. Ralph (Becky) Ellington of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Eddie (Nancy Lowery) Fowler of Thomaston Ga, sister Mrs. Carol Salter Bradshaw of Thomaston Ga, grandchildren Misty Conway, Jamie Samples, Josh Ellington, Drew Fowler, Jamie Gibson, Lilly Lowery, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday February 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Bethel Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Thursday February 16, 2017 from 5-7 p.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MR. OTTO WILLIAM "BILL" REHMUS III

Mr. Otto William "Bill" Rehmus III age 74 of Thomaston Ga, died Wednesday February 15, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Rehmus was born on May 21, 1942 in San Francisco California to the late Otto William II and Jacqueline Scott Rehmus. He was formerly employed with Buccaner State Park in Mississippi and was an avid fisherman. Mr. Rehmus served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Wexford during Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his step father Jesse Scott, his sister Joann Hamlin and brother in law Bruce Hamlin.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Ramon Rehmus of Thomaston Ga, sons Mr. Robbie Rehmus of Ca, Mr. Bob (Karla) Werner of Palm Bay Fl, sisters Mrs. Lynda Favre of Winder Ga, Mrs. Janet Ladner of San Diego Ca, several nieces and nephews from Georgia and California also survive.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday February 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Friday February 17, 2017 from 10-11 a.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!

REV. WALTER ROSCOE "BUDDY" MORRIS

Rev. Walter Roscoe "Buddy" Morris, age 74 of The Rock, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Upson Regional Medical Center. 
Rev. Morris was born on May 27, 1942 in Porterdale Ga, to the late Willie Perry and Pauline Wages Morris. He worked as a truck driver for many years and was a shift foreman with Peerless Mill. Rev. Morris served the Lord as a Pastor at New Life Pentecostal Church and was the founder of Outreach Full Gospel Church.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Lindie Morris of The Rock Ga, daughters Mrs. Darlene (Bennett) Smith of Thomaston Ga, Mrs. Karen (Robert) Grammer of Barnesville Ga, sons Mr. Michael (Tammy) Morris of Meansville Ga, Mr. Joseph Stephenson of The Rock Ga, brother Mr. Ray (Betty) Morris of Thomaston Ga, sisters Mrs. Evelyn Kearby of Franklin Oh, Mrs. Deborah (Dan) Sanders of Lancaster Ca, Mrs. Pam Russell of Ringold Ga, Mrs. Janis (Bruce) James of Thomaston Ga, 8 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, close friend Jimmy Presley Sr.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday February 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Friday February 17, 2017 from 12-2 p.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

MRS. RUBY SCOTT WEEMS

Mrs. Ruby Scott Weems age 87 of Thomaston Ga, died Saturday February 11, 2017 at Providence Health and Rehab.

Mrs. Weems was born on February 9, 1930 in Dale County Alabama to the late John W. Scott and Thelma Tomlin Scott. She was formerly employed with B.F. Goodrich Mills where she worked as a spinner for 35 years until her retirement. Mrs. Weems was a member of Silvertown Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Patricia (Alvin) Coe of Woodbury Ga, son Mr. Steve (Joan) Weems of Thomaston Ga, sister Mrs. Helen (Herbert) Salter of Thomaston Ga, grandchildren Jason (Laura) Weems, Josh (Kristin) Weems, Melynda Coe, Sherry (Jeremiah) Childree.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Monday February 13, 2017 from 5-7 p.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MRS. ALVA GARDNER

Mrs. Alva Gardner age 97 of Molena Ga, died Sunday February 12, 2017 at Riverside Health and Rehab. 

Mrs. Gardner was born on July 29, 1919 in Marshall County Al, to the late William and Gracie McLendon Mayes. She was formerly employed with Fieldcrest Mill where she worked as a spinner for 32 years.  Mrs. Gardner was a member of Molena Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Rayburn Gardner,son Edd Gardner, brother Beamon Mayes, grandchild Cornelious Gardner.

Survivors include her daughters Mary Gracie Gibson of Molena Ga, Linda Riggins of Molena Ga, daughter in law Melba Gardner of Columbus Ga, sons Larry (Judy) Gardner of Crossville Al, David (Brenda) Gardner of Molena Ga, brothers Franklin Mayes of Albertville Al, Johnny (Dinah) Mayes of Boaz Al, sister Rena Alice Sampson of Albertville Al, a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday February 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Molena City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 11 a.m. 12 p.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MRS. SHIRLEY ANN CLAY HOLLAND

Mrs. Shirley Ann Clay Holland age 69 of Thomaston Ga, died Saturday February 11, 2017 at Upson Regional Medical Center. 

Mrs. Holland was born on February 28, 1947 in Greenville Ga, to the late Jim Marvin Clay and Lizzie Mealor Clay. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband Mr. Tommy Holland of Thomaston Ga, daughters Ms. Sherrie Stoner of Houston Tx, Ms. Shellie Wright of Houston Tx, son Mr. Leon Stoner III of Houston Tx, brothers Mr. John Wesley Clay of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Sammy Clay of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Jim Henry Clay of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Ricky (Charlotte) Clay of Thomaston Ga, sister Ms. Ruth Bowers of Thomaston Ga, 6 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Monday February 13, 2017 from 5-7 p.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!