Friday, December 8, 2017

MR. THADDUS JEFFERSON WHEELER

Mr. Thaddus Jefferson Wheeler, 75 of Meansville, GA, died Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Upson Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Wheeler was born December 24, 1941, in Spalding County to the late Thomas Jefferson and Oma Wheeler. He worked for Thomaston Mills in the Quiller Room and as a Truck driver, he was also a bus driver for Pike County Schools, member of Vega Community Church, and Veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Jean Wheeler of Meansville; son, Tony (Marlene) Wheeler of Thomaston; sister, Debra Adams of Thomaston; brother, William "Buster" (Geraldine) Wheeler of Thomaston; grandchildren, Nathan (Crystal) Wheeler, and Cody (Taylor) Wheeler; great-grandchildren, Mabrey Alice Wheeler, Summer Raybon Wheeler, Autumn Marie Wheeler, and Ashtynn Grace Wheeler. He is preceded in death by his brother, Larry Lamar Wheeler.

Funeral services for Mr. Wheeler will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Vega Community Church, with burial to follow in Vega Community Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Thomaston Foster Parents Association, 353 Colquitt St, Thomaston GA 30286.

MRS. DOROTHY IDELLE CHAMBLEY

Mrs. Dorothy Idelle Chambley, age 79, of Barnesville Ga, died Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Heritage Inn in Barnesville.

Mrs. Chambley was born in Eastman GA. to the late Harlow and Ada Howard. She retired form the William Carter Company with over 27 years of service, formerly a Pink Lady with Upson Regional Medical Center, and was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Chambley is survived by her daughters, Lisa (David) O'Berry of Baxley GA and Pam Ogilvie of Barnesville GA; sons, Mike (Lindy) Dinkins of Griffin, Mark Dinkins of Barnesville, and Jeff Chambley of Barnesville; sisters, Eudene Pitts of Thomaston, Betty Joyce (Butch) Wright of Thomaston, and Linda (Horace) Gros of New Orleans LA; brothers, Bill (Elanore) Howard of Reno NV, and Bob (Annie Ruth) Howard of McDonough GA; numerous grand and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her grandson, Steven Bond.

Funeral services for Mrs. Chambley will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Lamar Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

MICHAEL DESEL PERRY

Michael DeSel Perry, age 65, of Thomaston died Monday at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the
Chapel of Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Pastor Teddy Hardeman will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Crystal Hill Cemetery. The Family will receive
friends at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at  www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com

Monday, December 4, 2017

MR. EDWARD ASBURY WHITMIRE

Mr. Edward Asbury Whitmire, age 87, died Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Oconee Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Whitmire was born June 24, 1930, in Toccoa GA, to the late Yoda and Pearl Davis Whitmire. He was owner/operator of Whitmire's Restaurant, and Tasty Freeze; member of Valley Grove Baptist Church, and U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Whitmire of Thomaston; sons, Alan (Dinah) Whitmire of Thomaston and Brad (Laurie Ann) Whitmire of Thomaston; sisters, Polly Snider of Toccoa GA and Mertis Moore of South Carolina; brothers, Truitt (Barbara) "Babs" Whitmire of Tennessee and Richard (Kathy) Whitmire of California; sister-in-law, Shirley Whitmire of Athens Ga; 4 grandchildren, Daniel Alan (Jennifer) Whitmire, Paul Edward Whitmire, Nickolaus Bradley Whitmire, and Rachel Nicole Whitmire. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Whitmire and Quinton Whitmire; and sister, Lillian Mitchell.

Funeral services for Mr. Whitmire will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Thursday December 7, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to the Georgia War Veterans Home at 2249 Vinson Highway Milledgeville Ga. 31061.

Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

MRS. LOUISE FERRELL HUGULEY

Mrs. Louise Ferrell Huguley, 94, of Thomaston, died Wednesday, November
29th, 2017 at Riverside Health and Rehab. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Huguley will be held on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Thomaston with Rev. Bill Barber officiating. A private entombment will follow in the Upson Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. 

The family of Mrs. Huguley will receive friends at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 until 6:00 PM. 

Mrs. Huguley was born in Cardova, AL, on March 2nd, 1923. She was a graduate of R. E. Lee High School and was a well-known seamstress who worked out of her home. Mrs. Huguley was a member of the First Baptist Church and kept the newborn nursery for over 25 years. 

Mrs. Huguley is survived by two daughters, Denise (Tim) Lewis and Mary Elva Bucy, both of
Thomaston; a son, T. R. "Dick" Huguley of Carrollton; two granddaughters, Kelli (Jordan) Lewis Daniels of Forsyth and Mary Katelyn Lewis of Atlanta; and two great-granddaughters whom she adored, Ella Kate and Reece Sullivan Daniels. 

Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com

Monday, November 27, 2017

MR. ADOLPHUS "DOC" EUGENE BAILEY

Mr. Adolphus "Doc" Eugene Bailey, 85, of Thomaston, died Friday, November 24, 2017, at Upson Regional Medical Center. 

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Shiloh Baptist Church, at 2:00 PM. A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, at Fletcher-Day Funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomaston Upson Arts Council, P.O. box 211 Thomaston, GA. 30286.

Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and remembrances may expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Mrs. Ruth Evans Hammond

Mrs. Ruth Evans Hammond, age 101, of Thomaston GA, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Riverside Health & Rehab.

Mrs. Hammond was born April 27, 1916, in Heflin AL, to the late Parson T. and Cordelia Ann Evans. She worked for B.F. Goodrich's Martha Mills in the Spinning Room for 35 years, then was a nurse for 20 years, and was a member of the Silvertown Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Marcus Leroy Hammond. Survivors are her daughters, Nancy (Charles) Hammond Meeks of Lithonia GA, and Cordelia Ann Jackson of Alpharetta GA; son, Benjamin L. (Coleeta V.) Hammond of Birmingham AL; sister, Grace Gaskill; 5 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hammond will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Silvertown Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 27, 2017, form 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

Friday, November 17, 2017

MR. JAMES ERNEST "JIMMY" BUTTS

Mr. James Ernest "Jimmy" Butts, 74, of Thomaston, died Friday, November 17,
2017, at Molena Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held Sunday,
November 19, at 3:00 PM, at The Gathering. Interment will follow in
Friendship Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church
on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 until the funeral hour. Fletcher-Day Funeral
Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

TERESA DAWN HILLEY

Teresa Dawn Hilley, age 38, of Thomaston Ga, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Upson Regional Medical Center.

Miss Hilley was born October 27, 1979, in Upson County to Larry and Elaine Hilley Jr. She was of the Baptist Faith.

She is survived by her parents, Larry and Elaine Hilley Jr of Thomaston; son, Walter E. Standard Jr of Thomaston; and grandmother, Winfried Standard of Thomaston. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Larry and Thelma Hilley Sr.

Funeral services for Miss Hilley will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Upson Humane Society, P.O. Box 1152, Thomaston GA 30286.

 
 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

MRS. CLARA MAE BUCHANAN

Mrs. Clara Mae Buchanan age 88, of Thomaston, died Tuesday, November 14,
2017 at her residence.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fletcher-Day Funeral Home.

MR. DONALD L. CORLEY

Mr. Donald L. Corley, age 79, of Thomaston, died Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Funeral services for Mr. Corley will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017, at
10:00 AM, in the chapel of Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Burial will follow in
South View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening,
November 15, from 5 until 7 PM, at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Monday, November 13, 2017

MRS. LINDA DIANE ELLINGTON

Mrs. Linda Diane Ellington, age 73, of Thomaston, died Monday, November 13, 2017 at her residence.

Mrs. Ellington was born January 17, 1944 in Thomaston to the late William and Utha Shumate. She retired from the William Carter Company, and was a member of the Thomaston First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Harvey Ellington; daughter, Julie (Chuck) Harris of Thomaston; aunt, Christine Bailey of Thomaston; grandson, Will Harris; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her sister, Genelle Stubbs.

Graveside services for Mrs. Ellington will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 12:30 - 2:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Upson Cancer Car, c/o Cary Pitts, 300 Upson Ave, Thomaston GA 30286; or The First Baptist Church, Pass The Salt Ministry, 208 S. Church St Thomaston GA 30286.
 
 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

MRS. MARIE B. FERGUSON

Mrs. Marie B. Ferguson, age 93, of Thomaston, died Wednesday, November 8,
2017, at Upson Regional Medical Center. Funeral services for Mrs. Ferguson
will be held Saturday, November 11, at 2:00 PM in the chapel of
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The
family will receive friends at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home on Saturday
afternoon from 1 until 2 PM. Those desiring may make memorial contributions
to Thomaston Hospice, 512 S. Center St., Thomaston, GA 30286. or to the
charity of the donor's choice.

WANDA GRACE MCKINNEY AUSTIN

Wanda Grace McKinney Austin age 87 left this earth on November 9, 2017 at the home of her daughter, Kay, in Northport, Alabama. Wanda was born August 14, 1930, in Greenville, Texas to Claude and Zula McKinney. Wanda grew up in the community of Wieland, Texas and attended schools in Lone Oak and Greenville.   After High School Wanda attended and graduated from Draughons Business College in Dallas, Texas.
 Wanda was proceeded in death by her daughter, Gilda; her parents and all three of her brothers; Weldon, Wayne, and Wilburn McKinney. Also proceeding her in Death was her husband, Kenneth J. Austin.
 Left to carry on the family traditions and legacy are her four children; Gail Butler (Homer “Sonny”), Ken Austin, Jr. (Cindy), Susan Wilson (Odie) and Kay Day (Charles). In addition she leaves 4 grandchildren, Katie (Phillip), Melissa (Mike), Jenna (Gene) , and Odie IV and 5 great grandchildren, Kailee, Karoline, Kaden, Makenzie, Caden, Colton, King, and Jessie . Plus numerous nephews and nieces and a host of friends.
 Wanda and Ken relocated numerous times while raising their family. The journey began in Dallas and Wolfe City, Texas and ended in Georgia. Before our Mother’s final move to her daughter’s home in Northport, she had many fun filled days at Pine Valley Retirement Community in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.   One of her happiest moments was being elected QUEEN in 2014!
 A member of St. Mark United Methodist Church, Wanda’s service will be handled by Coggins Funeral Home of Thomaston, Ga. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in a private memorial service at Southview Cemetary in Thomaston GA. The family will receive friends aon Saturday, November 11, 2017 form 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Coggins Funeral Hiome.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor our mother with a donation to the Charity or Church of Your Choice or the Saint Mark United Methodist Church, CHOIR FUND, 1421 Mcfarland Blvd, Northport, Al 35476.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

MR. WILBUR FRANKLIN PURVIS

Mr. Wilbur Franklin Purvis, 80, of Thomaston, died Tuesday, November 7, at
his residence. Visitation will be held Friday evening, November 10, from
6:00 until 8:00 PM, at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home
is in charge of all arrangements.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

MR. RONALD DEAN YOPP

Mr. Ronald Dean Yopp, age 71, of Thomaston, died Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Mr. Yopp was born on May 30, 1946 in Macon Ga, to the late Samuel Yopp and the late Ruth Haxton Yopp. He was formerly employed with Upson EMS where he worked as a paramedic for many years. Mr. Yopp served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was preceded in death by his brother Michael Yopp.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Robin Yopp of Thomaston Ga, son Mr. Ryan (Jess) Yopp of Thomaston Ga, sister Mrs. Cherie Yopp, grandchild Caroline Yopp.

Graveside Services will be held on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Wednesday November 8, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 6, 2017

MRS. ANNIE HOPE FENDER

Mrs. Annie Hope Fender, age 83, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at her residence. 

Mrs. Fender was born May 28, 1934, in Peach County to the late Sam and Leola Daniel. She retired from the Thomaston Mills Spinning Room and was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Claxton Fender; and daughter, Mary Jo Bates. Survivors are her sons, Johnny (Tina) Fender of Sharpsburg Ga, and Jimmy (Sandra) Fender of Thomaston; grandchildren, Jeff (Dale) Bates, and Chris (Holly) Bates; great-grandchildren, Destiney (Chris) Wheeler, Constance Bates, Damian Bates, Madison Bates, and Courtney Bates; and great-great-grandchild, Temperance Wheeler.

Funeral Arrangements for Mrs. Fender will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Southview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 10, 2017, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

THOMAS A. PARKERSON

Mr. Thomas A. Parkerson age 77 of Hampton Ga, died Thursday November 2, 2017 at Brightmoor Hospice. 

Mr. Parkerson was born on May 9, 1940 in Thomaston Ga, to the late G.W. Parkerson and the late Chessie Mae Hester Parkerson. He was employed with the United States Postal Service for 35 years until his retirement. Mr. Parkerson Served his country in the U.S. Army as a sharp shooter. He was of the Baptist Faith. 

Survivors include his son Mr. Russell Lee Parkerson of Thomaston Ga, step son Mr. Tommy (Brenda) Woodall of Molena Ga, sister Mrs. Pat Parkerson of Thomaston Ga, grandchild Autumn Parkerson, special pets "Little Fella" and "Max".

Graveside Services will be held on Monday November 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Monday November 6, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to the Wounded Warrior Project at PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MR. JAMES EDWARD MOCK

Mr. James Edward Mock age 66 of Yatesville Ga, died Saturday November 4, 2017 at Providence Health and Rehab. 

Mr. Mock was born on December 25, 1951 in Alma Ga, to the late Bernice Mock and the late Juanita Pipkin Mock. He worked as a master plumber. Mr. Mock served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Sandra Mock of Yatesville Ga, daughters Mrs. Angel (Todd) Hanely of Fayetteville Ga, Mrs. Shannon (Dean) Pinnell of Macon Ga, Mrs. Melissa Garner of Macon Ga, son Mr. Johnny (Marie)  Stagg of Thomaston Ga, sister Mrs. Debra Jenkins, sister in law Mrs. Martha Woody, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Monday November 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

MRS. MILDRED ROGERS SMITH

Mrs. Mildred Rogers Smith, age 78, of Thomaston, died Monday, October 30, 2017, at Riverside Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Smith was born August 2, 1939, in Upson County to the late Ira A. and Vester F. Rogers. She was a store clerk for Big Apple, and member of Clark's Chapel Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther Smith. Survivors are her brothers, Everett (Margie) Rogers of Austell GA and Charles (Martha) Rogers of Marietta GA.

Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 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 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Smith may be made to Gideon's International, Thomaston Camp, P.O. Box 1034, Thomaston GA 30286.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

MRS. ANN BANKS PASLEY FLETCHER

Mrs. Ann Banks Pasley Fletcher, 86, of Thomaston, died Wednesday, October
25th, 2017 at her home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fletcher will be held on Saturday, October 28th,
2017 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Barber
officiating. Burial will follow in South View Cemetery. The family of Mrs.
Fletcher will receive friends at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home on Friday from 5
until 7 PM.
Mrs. Fletcher was born in Thomaston on August 29th, 1931, to the late
Charles M. and Jewell Barron Pasley. She's was a 1948 graduate of R.E. Lee
Institute and a 1952 graduate of Wesleyan College. 
She and her husband, the late James H. "Jimmy" Fletcher, married in July of
1952 and made their home in Molena where she taught 4th and 5th grade at the
Molena School. They became active in Pasley Funeral Home in the middle
years of the 1950s. In 1960, their participation in the firm was validated
when the company name changed to Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Fletcher was a member of the First Baptist Church and served in the
nursery for a number of years. She was a member of the Welcome Sunday
School Class.
She was a former director on the board of the First Bank of Pike and was a
former director of the Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home. She was a member of
the Green Thumb Garden Club and also enjoyed playing bridge.
Mrs. Fletcher is survived by two sons, Jim (Jana) Fletcher of Flowery Branch
and Bob (Kyle) Fletcher of Thomaston; nine grandchildren, Ana Jane (Colby)
Shepherd, Jay (Jennifer) Fletcher, Banks Fletcher, Sam Fletcher, Ann Durand,
Russell Durand, Jr., Elisabeth Fletcher, Andrew Fletcher and Ashley Durand;
and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Fletcher was preceded in death
by her daughter, Laura Ann Fletcher Durand.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Fletcher may be made to the First Baptist
Church Foundation, 208 South Church Street, Thomaston, GA 30286; or the
Eagle Ranch, P. O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, GA 30502.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and
remembrances may be expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com 

Monday, October 23, 2017

MR. JIMMY KENNETH ELLIS

Mr. Jimmy Kenneth Ellis age 69 of Thomaston Ga, died Thursday October 19, 2017 at his residence. 

Mr. Ellis was born on January 12, 1948 in Americus Ga. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Rachel Ellis.

Survivors include his step son Mr. Robert Fred Treece of Thomaston Ga.

Memorial Services will be held on Sunday October 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MR. DOUGLAS MCARTHUR BRIDGES

Mr. Douglas McArthur Bridges, age 75, of Meansville Ga, died Friday, October 20, 2017, at his residence. 
Mr. Bridges was born on March 29, 1942, in Cordele Ga, to the late Jeff Bridges and the late Cora Harden Bridges. He worked as a supervisor with B.F. Goodrich Mills for many years. Mr. Bridges served his country in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by grandchildren, Mindy Anglin & Chase Anglin.

Survivors are his wife, Patricia Bridges of Meansville; daughters, Christy (Tim) Anglin of Meansville, Donna (Dexter) Hammond of Thomaston, and Paula (Larry) Watson of Meansville; sisters, Joanne Hewett of Thomaston, and Peggy (David) Holbrook of Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Marsha Jackson, Lee Watson, Robby Watson, Jeffry Watson; and great-grandchild, Heather Jackson.

Memorial services for Mr. Bridges will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 3:00 PM at Prichett Memorial Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at the Church.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MRS. MARTHA JOYCE SIZEMORE

Mrs. Martha Joyce Sizemore, age 83, of Thomaston, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at her residence.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sizemore will be announced later.

Monday, October 16, 2017

MRS. SALEETA A. ROBERTS

Mrs. Saleeta A. Roberts, 78, of Thomaston died Sunday, October 15, at her
residence. Memorial services for Mrs. Roberts will be held Tuesday, October
17, at 11:00 AM, at the First Baptist Church of Thomaston. The family will
receive friends from 10:00 until 1l:00 at the church. Those desiring may
make memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, 208 S. Church St.,
Thomaston, GA 30286. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all
arrangements.

MR. RONALD JACKSON CARTER

Mr. Ronald Jackson Carter, 76 of Thomaston died Monday, October 16, 2017, at Upson Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. Carter was born August 25, 1941, in Dodge County to the late Ray and Florence Berryhill Carter. He was a retired Truck Driver.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Higgs Carter. Survivors are his daughter, Toiee (Russell) Blount of Thomaston; sons, James Carter of Brownsville TX, and Rex (Lisa) Carter of Hiram GA; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Private memorial services will be held for Mr. Carter at a later date.

The family has requested that memorial donations in honor of Mr. Carter be made to Mountain View Baptist Church, 2569 Jeff Davis Rd., Thomaston GA 30286.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MRS. JOYCE GRIER CHAMBERS

Mrs. Joyce Grier Chambers, age 47, of Thomaston, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the Upson Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Chambers was born on August 30, 1970 in Thomaston Ga, to Jimmy Grier and Sandra Cagle Grier. She was a member of Pine Mountain Holiness Church in Meansville Ga.

Survivors include her husband Mr. William Anthony Chambers of Thomaston Ga, sons Mr. Alex Ellington of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Austin Ellington of Thomaston Ga, father Rev. Jimmy Grier of Thomaston Ga, mother Mrs. Sandra Cagle Grier of Thomaston Ga, sisters Mrs. Jenny Messer of Thomaston Ga, Ms. Nicki Yu of Atlanta Ga, Mrs. Doris (Venue) Kolluru of New York , uncle Mr. Eddie (Tina) Grier of Yatesville Ga, aunt Mrs. Linda Pasley of Thomaston Ga, great aunt Mrs. Sue Bailey of Thomaston Ga,  nephew Bodie Kolluru, niece Brittney Messer.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 3:00 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 Saturday October 14, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of  arrangements!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

MR. ROSS REEVES

Mr. James Ross Reeves, age 81, of Thomaston, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Reeves was born on February 23, 1936 in Crawford County Ga, to the late Wade Reeves and the late Lucile Moncrief Reeves. He owned and Operated the Garden Patch in Barnesville Ga. Mr. Reeves served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a Mason and Shriner. Mr. Reeves was preceded in death by his brothers Lincoln Reeves, Russell Reeves, sister Neva Pryor, grandchild Larry Reeves.

Survivors include his daughter Mrs. Pam (Greg) Brock of Meansville Ga, son Mr. Mark Reeves of Morrow Ga, brothers Mr. Felton (Norma) Reeves of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Mack Reeves of Al, sisters Mrs. Judy (Ed) Turner of Griffin Ga, Mrs. Janice (Ricky) Smith of Thomaston Ga, Mrs. Frances Kinlaw of Fl, grandchildren Jennifer (Keith) Clay, Courtney Brunelle, Brandi (Michael) Holmes, Cameron Reeves, 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday October 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.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 Friday October 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital at 2900 Rocky Point Drive. Tampa Florida 33607.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

MR. JOHN RALPH YOUNG

Mr. John Ralph Young, age 78, of Thomaston died Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Harborview Nursing Home in Thomaston. 

Memorial arrangements to be announced

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MRS. BONNIE SUE HARDY LEGG

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Hardy Legg, age 82, of Thomaston, died Tuesday, October 3,
2017, at Riverside Health and Rehab. Funeral services for Mrs. Legg will be
held Friday, October 6, at 11:00 AM, in the chapel of Fletcher-Day Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in the Friendship Primitive Baptist Church
Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, October 5, from
6 until 8 PM at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in
charge of all arrangements.

MRS. FLORINE WATSON HARPER

Mrs. Florine Watson Harper, age 100, of Thomaston, died Sunday, October 1,
2017 at Riverside Health and Rehab. Funeral services for Mrs. Harper will
be held Friday, October 6, at 2:00 PM, at the First United Methodist Church
of Thomaston. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will
receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of the church on Friday from 1 until
2 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First
United Methodist Church, PO Box 707, Thomaston, GA 30286. Fletcher-Day
Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Monday, October 2, 2017

MRS. BARBARA ANN PARTRIDGE

Mrs. Barbara Ann Partridge, age 81, of Thomaston, died Friday, September 29, 2017 at Providence Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Partridge was born August 30, 1936, in Upson County to the late, Leonard and Hilda Adams. She retired fro the William Carter Co. With 25 years of service, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her Husband William Richard Partridge; son, William Joe Moore; and sister, Linnie Ginn. Survivors are her son, Clayton (Angie) Moore; grandchildren, Brittany Moore, Chadwick Moore, Jonathan Moore, Joseph Moore, and Jeff Moore.

Graveside services fro Mrs. Partridge will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017, in Southview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.

Friday, September 29, 2017

MRS. EMMA DORIS LITTLETON HALE

Mrs. Emma Doris Littleton Hale, age 96, of Thomaston, died Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Harborview Health and Rehab.

Mrs. Hale was born on September 27, 1921 in Forsyth Ga, to the late John Littleton and the late Emma Susie Cato Littleton. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Hale was a member of East Thomaston Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd W. Hale and daughter Mary Jean Christopher.

Survivors include her daughters Mrs. Martha Smithey of Jonesboro Ga, Mrs. Linda (John) Breffle of Duluth Ga, Mrs. Connie Jo Miller of Thomaston Ga, sons Mr. Floyd Randall Hale of Thomaston Ga, Mr. John Wayne Hale of Thomaston Ga, 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday October 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Flint River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Sunday October 1, 2017 from 1-2 p.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

MR.WILLIE RAY FOGARTY

Mr. Willie Ray Fogarty, age 79, of Thomaston Ga, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at his residence.
Mr. Fogarty was born in June 19, 1938, Pike County to the late Raymond and Mary Edna Fogarty, and spent most of his life in Thomaston. He was a 1957 graduate of Robert E Lee Institute and a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a firefighter for the Georgia Forestry Commission. He retired from the City of Thomaston Water Dept. as a systems analyst after 29 years of service. He loved hunting, fishing, woodworking, and he was a skilled custom knife maker.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Donna Fogarty of Williamson; granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Fogarty Harrell of Griffin; and sister; Elsie Watson of Thomaston. Several nieces and nephews also survive. 

Graveside services for Mr. Fogarty will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 4:00 PM in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 30, 2017 form 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Ray Fogarty Memorial Fund, 321 Hannahs Mill Rd. Thomaston GA 30286.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

MRS. MOLLY WIDDOWS JONES

Mrs. Molly Widdows Jones, age 83, of Thomaston Ga, died Monday, September 25, 2017, at Providence Health & Rehab in Thomaston.

Mrs. Jones was born April 24, 1934, in Cambridge England to the late Harold Widdows and the late Phyllis Smith Widdows. She was a member of Moline Gospel Temple in Moline IL.

She is survived by her daughter Sandy (Bill) Doud of East Moline IL; son, Dave Jones of East Moline IL; sisters, Betty Widdows, and Cynthia Cross both of England; grandchildren, Matt Seeselt, Mitch Frymann, Brian Doud, and Kyle Doud; great-grandchildren, Abrialla Frymann, and Harper Seeselt.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jones will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Hope of the Generations Church, 4178 Crest Highway, Thomaston GA 30286.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Monday, September 25, 2017

REV. CLINTON ARTHUR GIBBY

Rev. Clinton Arthur Gibby age 83 of Thomaston Ga, died Saturday September 23, 2017 at Brightmoor Hospice. 

Rev. Gibby was born on June 6, 1934 in Cherokee N.C., to the late Arthur Gibby and the late Maebell Graves Gibby. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Rev. Gibby served his Lord and Savior as a minister.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Mae Gibby of Thomaston Ga, daughters Mrs. Sheila Moore of Thomaston Ga, Ms. Tina Gibby of Thomaston Ga, Mrs. Valerie (Alex) Leverett of Zebulon Ga, sons Mr. Justin (Tammy Greear) Gibby of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Keith Gibby of Thomaston Ga, brothers Mr. Dean (Peggy) Gibby of Commerce Ga, Mr. Bobby (Betty) Gibby of Byron Ga, sisters Mrs. Kathrine (Charles) Tucker of Williamson Ga, Mrs. Kristine Sapp of South Georgia, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday September 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

MR. CHRISTOPHER ROY BELL

Mr. Christopher Roy Bell, age 56, of Thomaston, died Monday, September 18, 2017, at the Upson Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bell was born September 21, 1960, in Upson County to the late Roy and Jackie Bell. He was a Journeyman Electrician for the IBEW, and member of Mountain View Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Bell of Thomaston; daughters, Mandi Bell of Thomaston, and Christin Rowland of Naples Fl; sister, Justine Greene Thomaston; brother, Jason Bell of Thomaston; 4 grandchildren, Lexi, Blake, Dominic, and Belle.

Graveside Services for Mr. Bell will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Elkin's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

MR. WALTER EUGENE WALTERS

Mr. Walter Eugene "Gene" Walters, age 79, of Thomaston, died Sunday, September 17, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Walters was born August 31, 1938, in Scotland County NC, to the late Will and Lela Langley Walters. He was owner/operator of WILCO Sales and Service in Thomaston, member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Eagle Scout, Mason, Shriner, and U.S. Army Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Walters; daughters, Eugenia Walters of Stockbridge Ga, Debra (Kenneth) Bryant of Carnesville Ga, Denise Redd of Douglasville Ga, and Alicia (Joey) Johnson of Forest Park Ga; sons, William (Natalie) Waltersof Forest Park Ga, Mickey (Sandra) Stephens of Griffin Ga, Tim (Angela) Stephens of Thomaston; sister-in-law, Ann Walters of Laurel Hill NC; grandchildren, Brandon Walters, Jessica (Ryran) Traylor, Justin (Melissa) Stephens, Joshua Redd, Melissa Redd, Heidi Stephens, Mickey Stephens, Angel Johnson, and Michelle Johnson; great-grandchildren, Ryla Traylor, Hudson Traylor, Tyler Stephens, Abigail Stephens, Allison Stephens, Anthony Johnson, Isabella Johnson, Brantley Hayden, and Madison Jones. Her is preceded in death by his brother, Vernon Walters.

Funeral services for Mr. Walters will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideon's International, Thomaston Camp, P.O. Box 1034, Thomaston Ga 30286,
or The Mens Ministry, Shiloh Baptist Church, 2737 Hwy 19 N, Thomaston Ga 30286.

MRS. PATRICIA MARTIN ROSS

Mrs. Patricia Martin Ross, 81, of Yatesville, GA, died Saturday morning at
her residence. No services are planned at this time. Fletcher-Day Funeral
Home of Thomaston is in charge of all arrangements.

Friday, September 15, 2017

MRS. ANNE DUNCAN SMITH

Mrs. Anne Duncan Smith, 81, of Thomaston, died Monday, September 11, 2017,
at Upson Regional Medical Center. Her family will hold a memorial service
Friday, September 15, at 9:00 AM, at the First Presbyterian Church of
Thomaston, with Dr. Glen Gilstrap officiating.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

MRS. MARY "TOOTSIE" JUANITA WHITE

Mrs. Mary "Tootsie" Juanita White, age 84, of Thomaston, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin GA.

Mrs. White was born January 25, 1933, to the late George and Erma Morris. She retired from the Thomaston Mills as a Winder.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas "Bo" White; and foster daughter, Marjorie Taylor. Survivors are her foster children; Mary (Larry) Blount of Thomaston, Brenda Jones of Hawkinsville, Andy White of Macon, Charles (Brenda) White of Bonaire, Steve White of Warner Robbins, and Johnny White of Macon, 17 foster grandchildren; 37 foster great-grandchildren; 19 foster great-great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services for Mrs. White will be held on Sunday, September 17, 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 Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MR. DONALD WEBSTER DOUGLAS

Mr, Donald Webster Douglas, 90, of Thomaston, GA, died Friday, September 1,
2017, at Upson Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 11:00 AM, in the chapel of Fletcher-Day
Funeral Home. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at
www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com

MR. CLAUDE LEE SPECK

FORMER SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR HELEN SALTER

Helen Lucile Forbus  Salter died Saturday, September 2, 2017 at her residence.

She was born May 5, 1925 , to Lucile R and William B. Forbus in LaGrange (Troup County) Georgia.  She relocated to Thomaston at the age of seven, making her it and Upson County her home for the remainder of her life. 

Helen was a loving mother and grandmother to many. In her early years she worked full time as a bookkeeper by trade and she served her community as a member of the Upson County Board of Education becoming the first woman elected as Chairperson. Helen was a graduate of R.E.Lee and attended Bessis Tift College in Forsyth. She  married the love of her life, Hughlette H. Salter and they had eight children. She was a woman of  faith and prayer, passing along a rich heritage to her family and community as she embodied an attitude of humility, service and love.

 Helen was predeceased by her brother, Robert Forbus, her parents, Lucile and Bonner Forbus, her beloved husband, Hughlette Salter, two sons, Michael, Pat; daughter, Susan. She is survived by her sisters, Joyce F. Bailey of Winter Haven FL, Anne (Joel) Stowers of Athens GA; her children and their families: daughters, Theresa (Al) Medcalf, Melissa (Steve) Fowler both of Thomaston, Katrina (Patrick) Salter- Wood of Hawkinsville GA; sons, David (Sheila) Salter, Bob Salter, son-in-law, Joe Moon, all of Thomaston, GA; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Graveside services will be at 11am, Monday, September 4th, 2017,at the Salter Family Cemetery, David Road, Thomaston, Georgia. The family will receive friends after the service at graveside.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Upson County Hightower Memorial Library, 800 W Gordon St, Thomaston GA 30286.

Friday, September 1, 2017

MR. DAVID RUSSELL GILBERT

Mr. David Russell Gilbert , 58, of Jeff Davis Road, died August 29, 2017, at Upson Regional Medical Center. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

MRS. MARTHA WARREN MORRIS

Mrs. Martha Warren Morris age 79 of The Rock Ga, died Thursday August 24, 2017 at her residence.

Mrs. Morris was born on April 11, 1938 in Thomaston Ga, to the late Hugh Warren and the late Mattie Lynn Warren. She worked for Dr. Gower as a secretary for many years. She was a member of Daughters of The American Revolution, Red Hatters, Jeff Davis Homemakers and New Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Morris was an avid quilter and gardener.

Survivors include her husband Mr. Lee Morris Of The Rock Ga, daughter Mrs. Lynn (Alan) Wainwright of Thomaston Ga, son Mr. Douglas Lee (Shirley) Morris of Thomaston Ga, grandchildren Jennifer (Daniel) Whitmire, Chelse Wainwright.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday August 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Saturday August 26, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

MS. SUSAN HOLLIMAN FULLER

Ms. Susan Holliman Fuller, 63, of Canton, and formerly of Thomaston, died
Wednesday, August 23, at Northside Cherokee Hospital in Canton.
Memorial Services for Ms. Fuller will be held Sunday, August 27, at 2:00
PM, in the chapel of Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Interment will follow in
South View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening,
August 26, from 5 until 7 PM at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Fletcher-Day
Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of all arrangements.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

MRS. BETTY JO MARTIN THOMPSON

Mrs. Betty Jo Martin Thompson, age 85, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at Ansley Park Health and Rehab in Newnan Ga. 

Mrs. Thompson was born March 29, 1932, in Upson County to the late Emmett Eugene and Mary Kate Martin Sr. She was secretary at the Thomaston First Baptist Church and member of the Thomaston First Baptist Church.  

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Paul Thompson Jr; and brother, Frank Martin. Survivors are her daughter, Judy (Harvey) Knight of Newnan; brothers, Emmett Martin Jr of Thomaston, Buddy (Kay) Martin of Stone Mountain, Gary (Debbie) Martin of Thomaston; grandchildren, Ashli (Dan) Tucker, Dustin (Carol) Waller; great-grandchildren, Austin Tucker, Mary Kate Tucker, Wells Waller, and Cooper Waller. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Thompson will be held on Friday, August 25, 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 Friday, August 25, 2017, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shrine Association of Thomaston.