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.

Monday, August 21, 2017

MR. PETER L. WAGNER

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

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

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

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

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 www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com.

MRS. HELEN MARY FARMER

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 
www.stjude.org or 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

MR. LOWELL MALVIN BAILEY

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

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

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.

Monday, July 24, 2017

MRS. HELEN HICKS PETERMAN

Mrs. Helen Hicks Peterman ,age 88 of Jackson, Ga. died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Convenant of Golden Living Center.    Funeral arrangements to be announced later.

MRS. SANDRA JUNE SMITH

Mrs. Sandra June Smith, 70, of Lawrence Road died Saturday, July 22, at Upson Regional Medical Center. Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held Monday, July 24, 2017, at 2:00 PM, in the chapel of Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 12:00 - 2:00 PM at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Molena Baptist Church, PO Box 265, Molena, GA 30258. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

MRS. DORIS MAE PFANNKUCHE

Mrs. Doris Mae Pfannkuche, age 91 of Thomaston, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Harborview Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Pfannkuche, was born in Hogansville Ga, to the late Joseph and Rusha Ella Slate. She retired from Verizon Communications as a clerk and attended Silvertown Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Pfannkuche; 3 sisters; and 2 brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Gore of Thomaston; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Pfannkuche will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Upson Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 12:00 - 2:00 PM.

Monday, July 17, 2017

MR. ALVIN JIMMERSON

Mr. Alvin Jimmerson, 90, of Thomaston, died Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at Riverside Health and Rehab.
Funeral services for Mr. Jimmerson will be held on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in the Chapel of the Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hendricks Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family of Mr. Jimmerson will receive friends at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 PM until the funeral hour.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MR. JAMES WILLARD SHEPARD

Mr. James Willard Shepard age 89 of Thomaston Ga, died Friday July 14, 2017 at Upson Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. Shepard was born on March 25, 1928 in LaFayette Al, to the late Jim Shepard and the late Linnie Thompson Shepard. He was formerly employed with Federal Paperboard where he worked for many years. Mr. Shepard served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Jeanette Shepard of Thomaston Ga, daughter Mrs. Shirley (Doug) Morris of Thomaston Ga, son Mr. Dennis (Kris) Shepard of Thomaston Ga, brothers Mr. Alfred (Dorothy) Shepard of Warner Robins Ga, Mr. Frank (Laverne) Shepard of Thomaston Ga, 4 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Mountain View Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Monday July 17, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 14, 2017

MR. WILBUR HOMER SIMMONS

Mr. Wilbur Homer Simmons age 68 died Thursday July 13, 2017 at August University Medical Center.

Mr. Simmons was born on April 4, 1949 in Taylor County Ga, to the late John Willis Simmons and the late Frances Jewell McDaniel Simmons. He worked as a painter. Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his parents and brother Roy Simmons.

Survivors include his daughters Lisa Becham of Gray Ga, Paula Wood of Lizella Ga, son Bobby Simmons of Lizella Ga, brothers Phil (Robin) Simmons of Lizella Ga, Larry Simmons of Macon Ga, Ricky (Christy) Simmons of Lizella Ga, Floyd (Beth) Simmons of Lizella Ga, sisters Fannie (Carl) Cleveland of Thomaston Ga, Carol Bloodworth of Byron Ga, Lula Mae Furr of Macon Ga, Mary Frances (Gerald) Johnson of Thomaston Ga, Connie (Tony) McCord of Arnoldsville Ga, grandchildren Eric Howell, Brandon Howell, Grace Ward, Luke Ward, Braelyn Simmons, Braden Simmons, great grandchildren Landen Howell, Brantley Howell.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday July 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Buena Vista City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Watson Tante Funeral Home in Buena Vista on Monday July 17, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!

MS. KAYLA DANIELLLE BELLAMY

Ms. Kayla Danielle Bellamy, age 24, of Thomaston, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Upson Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Bellamy was born April 6, 1993, in Spalding County to Michelle Daniel and Phil Bellamy. She worked at Freshway Market in Zebulon, attended New Salem Baptist Church in Griffin, and was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Thomaston.

She is survived by her mother and step-father, Shelly (Rodney) Lloyd of Thomaston; father, Phil Bellamy of Thomaston; sister, Amber (Henry) Lovelady of Griffin; brothers, Neal Ingram, Jeremy (Rainee) Lloyd, Josh Lloyd, Heath Lloyd, and Jonathan Lloyd all of Thomaston.

Memorial services for Ms. Bellamy will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Northside Baptist Church in Thomaston. In lieu of flowers memorial donations my be made to the Kayla Bellamy Memorial Fund, 321 Hannahs Mill Rd. Thjomaston GA 30286.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

MRS. RITA BERRY GREEN

Mrs. Rita Berry Green, age 43, of Thomaston, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the Upson Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Green was born on January 24, 1974 in Thomaston Ga, to Ruth Elaine Berry and the late Billy David Berry. She was employed with the Thomaston Upson County School System where she worked as a kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Green was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Billy Green of Thomaston Ga, daughter Presley Addison Green of Thomaston Ga, son Nash William Green of Thomaston Ga, mother Ruth Berry of Thomaston Ga, sister Greta Berry (Bryan) Trickel of The Rock Ga.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday July 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from Mountain View Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Mountain View Baptist Church Family Life Center Gym on Friday July 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to United Bank for the Nash and Presley Green College Fund at 215 North Center St. Thomaston Ga, 30286.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MR. ANGELO MICHAEL MERCURIO

Mr. Angelo Michael Mercurio was born on October 2, 1928, in Piermont, NY, to the late Cecelia and John Mercurio. He was in management at International Paperboard for more than 40 years and retired in 1988.  He was a veteran and served in the United States Navy as a Medic from 1948-1950 and the United States Army as a Medic from 1951-1953. He volunteered as Civilian Defense, Fireman and Emergency Squad (20 years) and Ambulance Corps. (20 years).
 
He was an avid senior softball player for more than 20 years with many softball awards, championships and friends. He was inducted into the Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2010. He was a Christian and a member of Silvertown Baptist Church in Thomaston, GA. He loved to make spaghetti sauce, traveling to the Tennessee mountains and watching the Atlanta Braves and Fox News.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecelia and John Mercurio and his brother, Joe Mercurio.
 
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Marie Mercurio of Thomaston, GA. He is also survived by his children, John Mercurio of Daytona Beach, FL, Gary Mercurio of New Paltz, NY, Angelo Mercurio Jr. of Elizabeth, NJ, Terri Mercurio of Stony Point, NY and Ashley Rabon of Atlanta, GA, siblings, John (Jean) Mercurio of Deerfield Beach, FL, Ann Hickey of Piermont, NY,  Connie Lynch of Piermont, NY and Tess McCormick Rasso of Piermont, NY and mother-in-law, Nancy (Tony) Long of Greenville, GA.
 
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday July 15, 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 Saturday July 15, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Angelo to the Fisher House Foundation. You can find information to donate at donate.fisherhouse.org.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MR. GEORGE S. "BUG" WATSON JR.

Mr. George S. "Bug" Watson Jr, age 81, of Fayetteville, formerly of Thomaston, died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the West Georgia Medical Center in Lagrange GA.

Mr. Watson was born in Upson County to the late George S. and Tilda R. Watson Sr. He was  owner of L&L Sweeping and Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survive by his wife, Linda Watson; daughter, Michele (Russell) Tilman of Fayetteville; son, Neal Watson of Fayetteville; and 3 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.

Memorial services and visitation for Mr. Watson will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

MRS. HELEN CAROLYN BYNUM

Mrs. Helen Carolyn Bynum, age 85, of Thomaston, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at Riverside Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Bynum was born September 4, 1931, in Butler County AL, to the late James H. and Lillie Johns McKinley. She retired from the B.F. Goodrich Martha Mills spinning room with 38 years of service and member of the Thomaston Church of God.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Catherine M. Kirkland. Surviors are her daughter, Joy (Hulon) Burnette of Thomaston; brothers, James Douglas McKinley of Griffin, and William Harvey (Barbara) McKinley of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Chris (Jena) Burnette, and Cassie (Brent) Johnson; and great-grandchild, Weston Johnson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bynum will be held on Thursday, July 13, 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 Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

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

Monday, July 10, 2017

MR. DAN ALLEN STILES

Mr. Dan Allen Stiles, age 71, of Thomaston Ga, died Friday, July 7, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Stiles was born January 2, 1946, in Thomaston, to the late Margie H. and Allen L. Stiles. He was a teacher for Savannah Public Schools for more than 30 years, Instructor at Southern Crescent Technical College, member of the First United Methodist Church, and Veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Allen L. and Margie H. Stiles. Survivors are his cousins, Diane (Phil) Davis of Columbus, Sam (Anne) Hartin of Columbus, Jean (Rachel) Hartin of Columbus, Sue Turbow of Chicago IL, Reggie (Suzanne) Hartin of Albany,John Hartin of Baltimore MA, and numerous other cousins; loyal and faithful friends, Scotty Barron and Richard Black.

Graveside services for Mr. Stiles will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 2:00 PM in Park Hill Cemetery, 4161 Macon Rd. Columbus GA 31907.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 10, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Flower Fund, 132 Cherokee Rd, Thomaston GA 30286.

MRS. RITA BERRY GREEN

Mrs. Rita Berry Green, age 43, of Thomaston, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the Upson Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services for Mrs. Green will be announced later.

MR. ROBERT LAWSON DANIEL JR.

Mr. Robert Lawson Daniel Jr., age 66, of Thomaston, died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Providence Health and Rehab Center.

Mr. Daniel, was born December 3, 1950, in Upson County to the late Robert D. and Sarah S. Daniel SR. He worked for the Thomaston Home Depot in the Garden Center. 

He is preceded in death by his son, Ronnie Carlton Daniel. Survivors are his son, Robbie (Fran) Daniel; brother, Steve (Kathy) Daniel; many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren all of Thomaston.

Visitation and memorial services for Mr. Daniel will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

Friday, July 7, 2017

MRS. JUDY STOREY PAYNE

Mrs. Judy Storey Payne, 77, of Thomaston died Friday, July 7, 2017, at her residence. Funeral services for Mrs. Payne will be held Sunday, July 9, at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Thomaston. Interment will follow in South View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Upson County Cancer Car Ministry, c/o Carey Pitts, 300 Upson Avenue, Thomaston, GA, 30286, First Baptist Church, 208 S. Church St., Thomaston, GA 30286, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

MRS. ALICE CAROLYN PITTS

Mrs. Alice Carolyn Pitts, age 95, of Thomaston, died Wednesday July 5, 2017 at Riverside Health and Rehab. Crypt side services will be announced later.

Monday, July 3, 2017

MRS. KELLY DELAINE HOWARD

MRS. KELLY DELAINE HOWARD, AGE 50, DIED MONDAY JULY 3RD AT HER RESIDENCE IN THOMASTON.


MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR MRS. HOWARD WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.

MR. TALVIN HAROLD ROBBINS

Mr. Talvin Harold Robbins age 52 of Thomaston Ga, died Saturday July 1, 2017 at Upson Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Robbins was born on December 3, 1964 in Thomaston Ga, to Harold Robbins and Phyllis Cochran Hancock. He worked as a truck driver.
Survivors include his sons Mr. Talvin (Amanda) Robbins of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Brandon Robbins of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Rocky Robbins of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Jason (Megan) Johnson of Thomaston Ga, brothers Mr. Brian (Melissa) Henley of Thomaston Ga, Mr. Blake Hancock of Thomaston Ga. 5 Grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday July 8, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. from Pritchett Memorial Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Talvin Harold Robbins memorial fund at 321 Hannah's Mill Rd. Thomaston Ga. 30286.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 30, 2017

MRS. BETTY B. SHEPARD

Mrs. Betty B. Shepard, 93, of Thomaston, died Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Riverside Health and Rehab.
Funeral services for Mrs. Shepard will be held on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Trinity Baptist Church. Rev. Bob Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family of Mrs. Shpeard will receive friends at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday from 2:00 PM until the funeral hour.
Mrs. Shepard was born June 19, 1924, in Columbia, SC, daughter of the late Henry Stanley and Lou Ellen Bragg Benson. She was raised in Columbus, GA and had lived in Upson County for over 70 years. She was a graduate of Tift College. 
Mrs. Shepard was a retired educator and taught 3rd grade classes at Atwater Elementary School. 
Mrs. Shepard was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church and until her death she was the church's oldest living member. 
Mrs. Shepard is survived by her husband, Harville Shepard of Thomaston; two sons, Bob (Susan) Shepard of Thomaston and Joe (Laurie) Shepard of Jacksonville, FL; two brothers, Dr. Stan (Mary Florence) Benson of Chattanooga, TN, and Marvin (Mildred) Benson of Atlanta; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

MR. ADAM TRAVIS CORLEY

Mr. Adam Travis Corley, age 33, of Thomaston, died Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Talbot County GA.

Mr. Corley was born on May 24, 1984 in Thomaston Ga, to William Frank Corley and Paulette Burks Corley. He worked in the paint and body industry. Mr. Corley was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Shanna Lowry Corley of Thomaston Ga, daughters Addyson Corley of Thomaston Ga, Aubrey Corley of Thomaston Ga, sons Cooper Corley of Thomaston Ga, Caynon Corley of Thomaston Ga, father Bill (Lynn) Corley of Thomaston Ga, mother Paulette (Mitch Barron) Corley of Thomaston Ga, step brother Shane Horton of Zebulon Ga, sister Amiee Corley of Thomaston Ga, nephews Karter & Korby.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday July 1, 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 Friday June 30, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

MR. PATRICK FORMAN SANDEFUR

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