Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Mr. Patrick Forman Sandefur age 69 of Thomaston Ga, died Tuesday June 27, 2017 at his residence. A private service will be held at a later date.
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 26, 2017


Mrs. Mary L. Blount, age 70, of Thomaston, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin GA.

Mrs. Blount was born September 26, 1946, in Upson County to the late Oscar and Pauline Darsey. She retired from Keadle Lumber Company and attended Northside Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James William "Bill" Blount JR. Survivors are her daughter, Libby (Mike) Kinsaul of Thomaston; Son, James William "Billy" (Cherie) Blount III of Thomaston; brother, Clinton (Jean) Darsey of Milidgeville GA; sister-in-law, Suzanne (Cliff) Bowles of Woodbury; grandchildren, Jason (Rachel) Kinsaul, Heather (Parker) Foster, Tanner Blount, and Connor Blount.

Funeral services for Mrs. Blount will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Southview Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.


Mr. Billy Eugene Reeves, age 85, of Thomaston, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Upson Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Reeves was born January 2, 1932, in Upson County to the late Lonnie L. and Juanita B. Reeves. He was owner/operator of Sing Foods Convenient Store, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant, and member of Clark's Chapel Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Carleen Reeves of Thomaston; daughters, Jennifer (Jim) Williams, and Tina Tindale both of Thomaston; sons, Randall Reeves of Clevland GA, and Mike (Theresa) Reeves of Thomaston; mother-in-law, Mrs Margaret Bransford of Thomaston; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by 2 sisters; 2 brothers; and 1 great-grandchild.

Funeral services for Mr. Reeves will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with entombment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Mrs. Laura Ann Fletcher Durand, 61, of Thomaston, died Wednesday, June 21, 2016, at her residence. Funeral services for Mrs. Durand will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Interment will follow in South View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home on Friday evening from 4 until 6 PM.


Mr. John M. Druce, age 88, of Thomaston, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral services for Mr. Druce will be announced later.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Mr. James Alton "Jimmy" Harrell, age 57, of Thomaston Ga, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Upson Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. Harrell, was born March 5, 1960, in Albany GA, to Jimmy Harrell and Sue Perry. He worked for the Pike County Recreation Department, was a Veteran of the Georgia National Guard, and member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy Harrell; daughter, Katie Harrell; mother, Sue Perry; father, Jimmy (Sara) Harrell; mother-in-law, Lynda (Leon) Taylor; brothers, John Harrell, Joe Harrell, and Jason (Barbara) Harrell; 3 grandchildren, Ashlyn Turner, Bentley Turner, and Willow Dean, all of Thomaston.

Graveside services for Mr. Harrell will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 2:00 PM in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 4:00 - 6-00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

Monday, June 19, 2017


Wade Grady Lord, Jr., age 86, of Thomaston, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his home surrounded by family.
Mr. Lord was born in Upson County, the oldest of four, to Wade Grady and Iona Lord April 12, 1931. He served his country in the United States Navy and the United States Border Patrol. He was also an ATF agent with the United States Treasury Department and worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Mr. Lord was a loving husband, father and granddaddy. He adored his wife of nearly 65 years, Betty Lord, and their three children, Linda, Coral and Barry. His granddaughters and great-granddaughters were his pride and joy; spending time with them was the highlight of each day. He loved fishing, Nascar, playing pool with his buddies, the Braves and Falcons. In his earlier years he was an accomplished boxer and still held a passion for the sport until his dying day.
He was preceded in death by both, his mother and father; sister, Evelyn Lord MeGill and brother, Fred Lord.
Mr. Lord is survived by his wife Betty Lord, of Thomaston; daughters, Linda (Bob) Smith, of Thomaston, and Coral (George) Zeck, of Dayton, Ohio; son, Barry (Pam) Lord, of Thomaston; sister, Patricia (Larry) Reese; four granddaughters, Adrian (Bran) Griffith, of Fayetteville, Callie (Chris) Kelly, Sydney (Matt) Sharpe, all of Thomaston and Laura Zeck, of Dayton, Ohio; four great-granddaughters, Avery Griffith, Mattie Griffith, Marlie Kelly and Maizy Kelly.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from Fellowship Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Fellowship Baptist Church fellowship hall from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
To express condolences, please visit www.cogginsfuneralhome.com. Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mrs. Jean Partain Yates age 78 of Thomaston Ga, died Sunday June 18, 2017 at The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Mrs. Yates was born on June 13, 1939 in Thomaston Ga, to the late Willie Partain and the late Alvesta Corley Partain. She was formerly employed with Hometown Printers where she worked as a book keeper. 

Survivors include her husband Mr. Jarrell Yates of Thomaston Ga, daughters Mrs. Jerri (Allen) Newman of Barnesville Ga, Mrs. Jenny (Mark) Fellows of Locust Grove Ga, Mrs. Joni (Stacy) Becerra of T
homaston Ga, sister Mrs. Omie (Emory) Pitts of Thomaston Ga, 5 Grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday June 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home 30 minutes prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the local cancer car c/o Mr. Carey Pitts at 300 Upson Avenue Thomaston Ga. 30286.
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Mr. Ronald Gordon McMahan, 84, formerly of Yatesville, GA, passed away peacefully at home in Pollock Pines, CA on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 surrounded by his wife Eileen and loved ones. 
Born September 7th, 1932, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Eva May Patton McMahan. Ron married Birdie Mae Pumphrey of Kings Mountain KY and they raised three children together. Ron and Birdie attended the Yatesville Baptist Church in their later years. 
Ron retired after 30 years from General Motors as a foundry worker in Tilton, IL and was a devoted St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and Hoosier Indiana basketball fan his entire life. He was also a self-taught guitar player who learned to play the country songs he loved by ear.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen McMahan and his children Ronald (Samme) McMahan, Rhonda (Raymond) Francisco and Richard (Stacey) McMahan, and grandchildren, Austin, Monica, Forrest, Ian, Nolan and Ulysses and great-grandchildren, Malik, Jack and Izakiah-Brandon. He is also survived by four of his sisters, Patricia Henderson, Mary Hall, Jolene Fruits and Judy Barnes. He is proceeded in death by his late wife and the mother of his children, Birdie Mae Pumphrey McMahan of Yatesville, GA and his brother, Charles McMahan and sister, Barbara Krodel. 
A memorial service will be held at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Yatesville, GA, officiated by Rev. Terry Threadgill on June 25th, 2017 at 2 pm.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com