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.