Monday, August 21, 2017


Mr. Peter L. Wagner, age 73, of Thomaston, died Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Upson Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services for Mr. Wagner will be announced later.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Ms. Sandra R. Howell, age 73, of Thomaston, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at her home.

Funeral services for Ms. Howell will be announced later.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Mr. Ronald Edward Cato, age 71, of Thomaston, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Harborview Health and Rehab Center.

Funeral services for Mr. Cato will be announced later.

Monday, August 7, 2017


Mr. Ralph Nathaniel Cromer, age 82, of Thomaston, died Saturday, August 5,
at his residence. Funeral services for Mr. Cromer will be held Tuesday,
August 8, at 2:00 PM, in the chapel of Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Burial
will follow in South View Cemetery. The family will receive friends on
Tuesday from 1:00 until the funeral hour at Fletcher-Day Funeral.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home of is in charge of all arrangements.

Friday, August 4, 2017


Mr. Max Tolbert Holliman, 62, of Thomaston, died August 3, 2017, at Riverside Health and Rehab. Funeral Services for Mr. Holliman will be held Sunday, August 6, at 3:00 PM, at the First United Methodist Church of Thomaston. Rev. Eddie Herring will officiate and burial will follow in South View Cemetery.
Mr. Holliman was born June 25, 1955, in Atlanta. He was reared in Thomaston where he attended R. E. Lee Grammar School and was a 1973 graduate of R. E. Lee Institute. He then attended Emory at Oxford College, Emory University, and the University of West Georgia, graduating with a BA degree in Psychology. Both during and after college, Mr. Holliman wrote, studied, and performed music as a semiprofessional musician. In the 1970s, he sang and played guitar in Atlanta in the theatrical rock band, The Nobz, who performed live on WXIA TV Atlanta and at the Atlanta Civic Center. In the 1980s he studied and performed in West Virginia in the guitar orchestra of Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists. In the 1990s he performed in New York and Los Angeles as a solo loop artist, guitarist, and singer who used the stage name of The Intergalactic Cowboy. As The Intergalactic Cowboy, he released eight musical recordings on several independent music labels. He also performed six live worldwide internet broadcasts from radio stations WUOG - Athens, GA, WREK - Atlanta, GA, and WRAS - Atlanta, GA. In 2003 he returned to Thomaston, teaching guitar in Upson, Pike, and Lamar Counties. Mr. Holliman was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Thomaston.
Mr. Holliman was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Holliman of Upson County; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max V. Tolbert of Calhoun, GA; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Emmett Holliman of Thomaston, GA; and his brother John Holliman, Jr., of Shepherdstown, WV. Survivors include his sister-in-law Dianne Edwards Holliman and a nephew John Emmett Holliman, both of Shepherdstown, WV.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 707, Thomaston, GA 30286.
Fletcher-Day Funeral of Thomaston is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at


Mrs. Helen Mary Farmer, age 87, of Molena, died Friday, August 4, 2017, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin GA.

Mrs. Farmer was born April 6, 1930, in Tewksbury Mass. She was a home maker and member of St. Peter The Rock Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Gracia (John) Penuel of Milledgeville GA, Catherine Rawls of Molena, and Joan (Campbell) Ryan of Johns Creek GA; sons, Elmo Farmer of Ft. Myers FL and Mack Farmer of Cape Coral FL; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass for Mrs. Farmer will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 10:00 AM at St Peter the Rock Catholic Church in Thomaston GA.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital at or 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Mr. Lowell Malvin Bailey age 89 of Thomaston Ga, died Friday July 28, 2017 at Brightmoor Hospice.

Mr. Bailey was born on May 22, 1928 in Enterprise Al, to the late Martha Bailey. He worked for WXIA T.V. News as a photographer for many years. Mr. Bailey was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church, Georgia Gem & Mineral Society and was an Emmy Award winner. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a POW in Korea.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Sue Bailey of Thomaston Ga, sons Mr. Kerry (Karen) Bailey of Annapolis MD, Mr. Ronald (Sue) Bailey of Biloxi MS,  Mr. Michael "Bill" Bailey of Thomaston GA, sisters Mrs. Ruth Mitchell of Delaware, Maryland Anderson of Florida, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday July 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from Mountain View Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Mountain View Baptist Church on Monday July 31, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Mr. John Ross Yarbrough age 52 of Thomaston Ga, died Wednesday July 26, 2017 at Brightmoor Hospice.

Mr. Yarbrough was born on February 28, 1965 in Thomaston Ga, to Johnnie Jimmerson Yarbrough and the late Marvin Yarbrough. He was employed with Home Depot where he worked in sales. Mr. Yarbrough was a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church where he served as former pastor. He was preceded in death by his brother James Yarbrough.

Survivors include his daughters Dana (Tyler) Griffin of Cameron N.C, Abby Yarbrough of Griffin Ga, Tessa Yarbrough of Griffin Ga, Rebecca Adams of Thomaston Ga, Rachel (Justin) Smith of Thomaston Ga, son Hunter (Olivia) Yarbrough of Greenville S.C, mother Johnnie Yarbrough of Thomaston Ga, grandchildren Avery Griffin, John Keith Adams, Jackson Adams.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday July 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Clark's Chapel Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Mr. James John Behrens , age 60, of Newnan, Ga. died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Molena Extended Care in Molena, Ga.   Memorial arrangements to be announced at a later date.