Monday, September 24, 2018

MR. DAVID BRYANT STARLING

Mr. David "Bryant' Starling, age 83, of Griffin, GA, died Friday, September
21, 2018, at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital, Griffin, GA. Funeral
services for Mr. Starling will be held on Tuesday, September 25, at 11:00
AM, in the chapel of the Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Burial will follow in
the Langford Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday
evening, from 6 until 8 PM, at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Fletcher-Day
Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

MR. HERBERT GRANT SALTER

Mr. Herbert Grant Salter, age 74, of Thomaston died Sunday, September 16, 2018, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. 

Mr. Salter was born September 23, 1943, in Thomaston, to the late John Tamp and Ethel Presley Salter. He retired from BF Goodrich's Martha Mills as shift foreman with 42 years of service, and he was also a member and deacon of First Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Salter; sons, Allen (Lisa) Salter and Tim (Jessica) Salter; sister, Geneva Harrison; grandchildren, Brandon Salter, Patrick Salter, Daniel Salter, and Sarah Salter; great-grandchild, Emerie Salter. He is preceded in death by his sister, Marlene Middlebrooks; and brother, Nathan Salter. 

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Salter will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Thomaston First Freewill Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Thomaston First Freewill Baptist Church/Building Fund, P.O. Box 302, Thomaston GA 30286.

 

Monday, September 10, 2018

MR. RONNY EUGENE HUCKABY SR.

Mr. Ronny Eugene Huckaby Sr., age 77, of Thomaston Ga, died Monday, September 10, 2018, at his residence. 

Mr. Huckaby was born May 2, 1941, in Upson County to the late Ronny Russell and Annie Mae Huckaby. He retired from the U.S. Navy as Chief Petty Officer, serving on the USS San Diego during Viet Nam and the Cuban Missle Crisis, and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Frankie Huckaby; daughter, Tracey Hendrix; son, Ronny (Kimberly) Huckaby Jr; sisters, Betty (Pete) Fleming, Becky Clark, Barbara (Walt) Miles, and Clara (Phillip) Fuentes; grandchildren, Jesse Nipp, and Dustin (Jessica) Hendrix; and great-grandchild, Kinslee Hendrix. He is preceded in death by his son-in-law, Donnie Hendrix; sisters, Rosa Searcy, Katie (JR) Gilbert, and Martha Arnold Joiner; brother, Johnny Blount Jr; and brother-in-law, Lynn Clark.

Graveside services for Mr. Huckaby will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 4:00 PM in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Thomaston Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 1034, Thomaston GA 30286, or Northside Baptist Church, 423 E. County Rd, Thomaston GA 30286.

 

MR. JAMES CARL CLEVELAND

Mr. James Carl Cleveland age 74 of Thomaston Ga, died Sunday September 9, 2018 at Upson Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. Cleveland was born on May 3, 1944 in Thomaston Ga, to the late Carl Cleveland and the late Odessa Lee Cleveland. He was formerly employed with Martha Mills where he worked in the twister room for 40 years.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Patricia Cleveland of Thomaston Ga, daughters Mrs. Kathy (Johnny) Blount of Thomaston Ga, Ms. Kim (Chris Mathis) Cleveland of Thomaston Ga, Mrs. Melinda (Vence) Starley of Thomaston Ga, sons Mr. David (Patti) Cleveland of Tampa Fl, Mr. Dwayne (Tammy) Cleveland of Griffin Ga, brother Mr. Wayne (Vivian) Cleveland of Thomaston Ga, sister Mrs. Linda Hammack of Thomaston Ga, 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Wednesday September 12, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

MR. WILLIAM G. WEEST

Mr. William G. Weest, age 71, of Griffin, died Monday, September 3, 2018, at Emory University Hospital in Decatur.

Memorial services for Mr. Weest will be announced later.

 
 
Coggins Funeral Home 
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

MR. BRUCE EDWARD CARTER

Mr. Bruce Edward Carter, 84 of Yatesville, GA died September 3, 2018 at his residence. 

Mr. Carter will be cremated with no services at this time.

Mr. Carter was born Jan. 18, 1934 in Mackinaw, IL to the late Buford R. and Edna Homfield Carter.
He served in the United States Army, was retired from the Teamsters Union as a truck driver and was a member of Yatesville Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Sona Carter.

Survivors include his daughter, Connie J. Vaughn and her husband Jim of Yatesville, two granddaughters, Jennifer Vaughn of Yatesville and Stephanie Vaughn Cox of Roswell.
 
You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the  family of Mr. Carter by visiting the Coggins Funeral Home website at www.cogginsfuneralhome.com.
 
 
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Friday, August 31, 2018

REVEREND DR. ROY LEE "JIM" MOORE JR., 88 OF ALASKA

Reverend Dr. Roy Lee "Jim" Moore Jr, 88, of Nikiski, Alaska passed away August 25, 2018 in the Elmendorf Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska after battling complications of congestive heart failure. He was born in Thomaston, Georgia to Roy and Nannie Bell Moore. He was married to Barbara. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgia Tech, another master's from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his doctorate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. After serving in the Army he worked for the Alaska Baptist Convention in the late 50’s and early 60’s as the Director of Religious Education at the Anchorage State office. He was instrumental in the planting and development of Southern Baptist Churches in Many Alaskan villages. In 1967, he accepted the position of pastor at Faith Baptist Mission, which later became Mt. Redoubt Baptist Church, and moved his family to the Kenai area. He served that church and the community faithfully over the last six decades. His willingness to follow through on his commitment as a young man to God “to go where He wanted him to go, do what He wanted him to do, and say what He wanted him to say” , was truly an inspiration to all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Moore, sister Brenda (Harold) Barron, daughter Darby (Neil) Yosinski, daughter Judy Leichliter, son Lee (Pam) Moore, daughter Nancy (Doug) Scott, Grandchildren Nathan (Wan) Dennis, Hannah (Jeremie) Poche, Derek Leichliter, Melissa (Justin) Evans, Taylor (Saeed) Suliaman, Makenzie Moore, and eight Greatgrandchildren, Jacob T, Ayla , Jaylyn, Jacob P., Madelyn, Jubilee, Braxton, Carter. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Nannie Bell Moore, his sister Mary Ann Boring, and his infant brother Billy Moore. Two memorial services will be held, the first in Nikiski, Alaska at Mt Redoubt Baptist Church on Wednesday, August 29 at 5:00 PM. The second service will be in Thomaston, Georgia at Valley Grove Baptist Church on Sunday, September 2 at 2:00 PM.
Coggins Funeral Home
321 Hannahs Mill Rd.

MR. MERRELL LEWIS BROOKS

Mr. Merrell Lewis Brooks, 81, of Thomaston, died Thursday, August 30, 2018,
at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday,
September 1, at 11:00 AM in South View Cemetery. The family will receive
friends at Fletcher-Day Funeral home on Saturday morning from 10:00-11:00
AM. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Thomaston
Gideons, Bible Fund, PO Box 1034, Thomaston, GA 30286. Fletcher-Day
Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

MRS. HELEN AVERY EDMONDSON

Mrs. Helen Avery Edmondson, 80 of Thomaston died August 28, 2018 at her residence.

She has been married to her husband, Bobby Edmondson for 63 years this past June. She retired from the Upson County School System as a Bus Driver after 32 years, and she is a Charter member of Northside Baptist Church.

Mrs. Edmondson is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Carey Ellerbee. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Edmondson; daughter, Tracy Ellerbee; sons, Neal (Kay) Edmondson and Baxter (Trisa) Edmondson; grandchildren, Jason Edmondson, Adam Edmondson, Nick Henry, Casey Ellerbee, Carson Ellerbee, Kris Edmondson, and Kelly Teal; great-grandchildren, Lindsey & Cooper Edmondson, Avery Edmondson, Nash Henry, Kyia Ellerbee, Jaci Taylor, Charlee Kate Ellerbee, Jaxson & Jasper Teal, David, Rebecca & Turner McConnell.

There will be a private family service.  

Due to the health of her husband , Mr. Bobby Edmondson the family has requested no visitors at this time. In Lieu of flowers and food, the family is requesting memorial contributions to Northside Baptist Church 423 E County Rd, Thomaston, GA 30286.
You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. Edmondson by visiting the Coggins Funeral Home website at www.cogginsfuneralhome.com.
Coggins Funeral Home 
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

MRS. MARY EUNICE GISSENDANNER ADAMS

Mrs. Mary Eunice Gissendanner Adams age 101 of Thomaston Ga, died Tuesday August 28, 2018 at Riverside Health and Rehab. 

Mrs. Adams was born on September 24, 1916 in Geneva County Alabama to the late late J.W. Gissendanner and to the late Essie Mae Collins Gissendanner. Mrs. Adams was retired from the William Carter Company and was a member of Silvertown Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lee Adams, and two sisters, Grace Whittle of Sparta, Ga, and Gladys Romedy of Jacksonville Fl.

Survivors include her brother Joe Gissendanner of Slocumb Al, two sons Leon (Geneva) Adams and Leland (Deborah) Adams both of Thomaston Ga, and a daughter Susan (Roy) Fain of St. Charles Il. Her grandchildren include Tangi Adams, Alicia (Jeff) Neighbors, Ashli Fain, and Adam (Jaime) Fain, her step grandchildren include Yodi (Barry) Ellerbee, Tina (Sam) Coker, Lance (Dana) Greene, and April (Tom) Lowry. Mrs. Adams great grandchildren are Kaylee Neighbors, Kara Beth Neighbors, and Levin Neighbors and there are numerous step great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday August 31, 2018 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 August 31, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Mountain View Baptist Church at 2569 Jeff Davis Rd. Thomaston Ga. 30286 in memory of Mrs. Mary Adams.

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

Friday, August 24, 2018

MRS. JEANETTE BARFIELD HELMS

Mrs. Jeanette Barfield Helms age 85 of Thomaston Ga, died Friday August 24, 2018 at her residence. 

Mrs. Helms was born on July 10, 1933 in Macon Ga. to the late Tom Barfield and the late Susie Mae Radford Barfield. She worked as a cad operator with the William Carter Company for many years until her retirement. Mrs. Helms was a member of Pine Mountain Church of The Nazarene. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sisters June Boyt and Juanita Waddle.

Survivors include her husband Mr. Donald Helms of Thomaston Ga, daughters Mrs. Donna (Gary Attanasio) Matthews of Roswell Ga, Mrs. Lisa (Jason) Massey of Chesapeake Va,, son Mr. Kim (Terry) Helms of Thomaston Ga, brother Mr. Danny Barfield of Thomaston Ga, sister Mrs. Shirley (Gene) Craft of Thomaston Ga, grandchildren Bailey Beaver, Craig Helms, Nicholas Massey, William Massey, great grandchildren Garren Jones, Ellagrace Beaver.

Memorial Services will be held on Sunday August 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Sunday August 26, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

MR. CHARLIE CLARENCE HILL

Mr.  Charlie Clarence Hill, 83 of Thomaston died August 22, 2018 at his residence. 

Funeral services will be Friday August 24, 2018 11:00 AM at East Thomaston Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Southview Cemetery.

Mr. Hill was born March 28, 1935 in Washington Co., GA to the late James Roy and Mary Louise Johnson Hill. He was retired from Martha Mills with 46 years of service and was a member of East Thomaston Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-daughter, Brenda Jo Smith Adams, step-son, Michael Edison Smith and his brother, James Hill.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean Hill of Thomaston, son, Craig Clarence Hill and his wife Lindsay of Thomaston, step-sons, Rev. Joey Smith and his wife Julie  of Thomaston and Richard Smith of Thomaston.

The family will receive friends Thursday August 23, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

Those desiring, may make memorials to East Thomaston Baptist Church/Children's Ministry, 206 Park Lane, Thomaston, GA 340286.

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

MR. JERRY ALVIS HEWETT

Mr. Jerry Alvis Hewett, age 75 of Thomaston, died August 20, 2018 surrounded by loved ones at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, Georgia.
 
Jerry was born on December 24, 1942 in Sargent, Georgia to the late Mike and Edna Hewett. Early in life, he moved to Thomaston, Georgia where he later worked at Thomaston Mills then at Keadle Lumber as foreman until his retirement.
 
Jerry is survived by wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Helms Hewett, his granddaughters Adrienne (Nick) Salter and Ashton (Chase) Fallin, his great-grandsons Hayden Salter, Jace Salter, and Henry Fallin, all of Thomaston, Georgia. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Sherry (Johnny) Brazelton and their daughter, Alex Brazelton of Thomaston, Georgia. He also leaves behind his in-laws, extended family, and many dear friends. He is preceded in death by his most beloved son, Christopher Alvis Hewett, and his brothers and sister.
 
Jerry loved spoiling his great-grandsons, hunting, fishing, Toyota trucks, playing pool, and woodworking.
 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Southview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
 
Those desiring, may make memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.
 

MR. STEVE "BUD" ROLAND

Mr. Steve "Bud" Roland, age 42, of Thomaston, died Sunday, August 19, 2018, at Grady Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Roland was born December 15, 1975, in Upson County to Cathy Elese Trentman and Steve Dewight Roland. He was a maintenance worker for ARI Paints in Orchard Hill GA, and of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his son, Steve Dewight Roland; mother, Cathy (Deno) Trentman; father, Steve (Kelli) Roland; grandfather, John Milton Chapman; sisters, Deanna (Daniel) Harrell, and Angelia Trentman (Dylan Spruill); brothers, Christopher (Chare) Roland, Timothy (Holly) Roland, Josh Monroy, David (Brandie) Griffeth, and Adam (Pam) Griffeth; and many, many close family, and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Roland will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with entombment to follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 3810 or to the Upson County Animal Shelter 2731 Yatesville Hwy, Thomaston Ga. 30286.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 20, 2018

MRS. MARTHA AGNES REEVES TURNER

Mrs. Martha Agnes Reeves Turner, 92, of Thomaston, died Sunday, August 19,
2018, at Riverside Health and Rehab. Graveside funeral services will be held
on Tuesday, August 21, at 2:00 PM at South View Cemetery with Dr. William
Todd officiating. The family of Mrs. Turner will receive friends on Tuesday,
August 21, at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM. 
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Condolences and
remembrances may be expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com.

MR. G. HENRY LUNSFORD

Mr. G. Henry Lunsford, age 64, of Thomaston, died Monday, August 20, 2018, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin GA.

Memorial services for Mr. Lunsford will be announced later.

 
 
Coggins Funeral Home 
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

Friday, August 17, 2018

MR. RUSSELL LEON TAYLOR

Mr. Russell Leon Taylor age 77 of Culloden Ga, died Thursday August 16, 2018 at Upson Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. Taylor was born on March 17, 1941 in Jonesboro Ga, to the late Lloyd Taylor and the late Gadie May Taylor. He worked as a painter and contractor for many years. Mr. Taylor served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Lynda Taylor, daughter Mrs. Caroline Denise Crisp, step daughter Mrs. Tammy Harrell, son Mr. Rusty Taylor, step son Mr. Todd Albritton, brothers Mr. Paul Taylor, Mr. Leslie Taylor, sister Mrs. Betty Hoy, 5 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday August 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Saturday August 18, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

MISS BRIDGET NICOLE REDDING

Miss Bridget Nicole Redding, 19, of Thomaston, died Tuesday, August 14,
2018, at her residence. Arrangements for Miss Redding will be announced
later by Fletcher-Day Funeral Home.

Monday, August 13, 2018

MRS. NORMA JEAN HODGE

Mrs. Norma Jean Hodge age 83 of Thomaston Ga, died Sunday August 12, 2018 at her residence. 

Mrs. Hodge was born on September 28, 1934 in Greenbrier Missouri to the late James and Pearl Harrell Owens. She worked as the Head Registrar with Upson County for many years. Mrs. Hodge was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Mr. Joel Hodge Jr. of Thomaston Ga, sons Mrs. Gary (Gayle) Eaker of Gadsden Al, Mr. Joel (Kim) Hodge of Houston Tx, brothers Mr. Ken Owens of IL, Mr. Gerald Owens of Mo, sisters Mrs. Mary Wilton of Mo, Mrs. Rosa Lie Hoffman of Ok, Mrs. Dorothy Bond of Mo, Mrs. Judy Maples of IL, 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday August 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from Fellowship Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Sunday August 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of ones choice.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!

MRS. NANCY BELL PERRY

Mrs. Nancy Bell Perry age 66 of Thomaston Ga, died Sunday August 12, 2018 at her residence. 

Mrs. Perry was born on January 3, 1952 in Thomaston Ga, to the late Cecil Bell Sr. and the late Naomi Taunton Bell. She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years at Upson Regional Medical Center and Thomaston Hospice. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers Terry Bell and Cecil Bell Jr.

Survivors include her daughter Julie (Kevin Ryals) Dinkins of Thomaston Ga, sons Corey (Blanca Thomas) Dinkins of Lake Dallas Tx, Jed (Tammy) Dinkins of Molena Ga, Nathan Perry of Yatesville Ga, Micah (Kelli) Perry of Barnesville Ga, sisters Jennifer Diane (Ron) Monette of Lapeer Mi, Amy (Jason) Burke of Newnan Ga, sister in law Teresa (Robert) Wilson of Gaines Mi, 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild multiple nieces and nephews also survive and a host of special friends and she was a mom to neighborhood children.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 15, 2018 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 Tuesday August 14, 2018 from  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300  Jacksonville, FL 32256.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!
 
 
 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

MR. LAWRENCE EUGENE HAWKINS

Mr. Lawrence Eugene Hawkins, 81 of Maple Street in Thomaston died August 9, 2018 at his residence.

Funeral services will be Saturday August 11, 2018 2:00 PM at The Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Rev. Mickey Corley officiating. Interment will follow in Crystal Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Hawkins was born July 2, 1937 in Butler, GA to the late Charlie and Bessie Winter Hawkins. He was a member of Thomaston First Assembly of God Church and was retired from BF Goodrich with 30 plus years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Maebell Hawkins, sons, Jerry and Alton Nelson, daughters-in-law, Vicky and Marsha Nelson, brothers, Elton, Buddy and Troy Hawkins and his sister, Hazel Quinn.

Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Huckaby (Kenneth Patrick) of Thomaston and Barbara Nelson Cargile of Thomaston, son, Alvin Nelson of Thomaston and sister, Mae Franks of Thomaston, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at Coggins Funeral Home.

 

MR. BOBBY GENE SHAW

Mr. Bobby Gene Shaw, age 84, of Thomaston, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Shaw was born November 10, 1933, in Upson County to the late Alvah and Louise Shaw. He retired  as an Engineer from the Georgia Department of Transportation and was of the Nazarene faith.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Shaw; daughters, Pam (Jay) Watkins and Bobbie Jo (Shane) Wilson; sister, Mildred Hobbs; brother, Billy Joe Shaw; grandchildren, Kenneth A. (Jackie) Boyt and Janet (Steven) Smith and 4 great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Shaw was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Ann Shaw; and sisters, Frances Railey and Mary Ann Stephens

Funeral services for Mr. Shaw will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Upson Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Monday, August 6, 2018

MR. STEPHEN A. BROWN SR.

Mr. Stephen A. "Steve" Brown, Sr., age 82, of Jeff Davis Road, Thomaston,
died Saturday, August 4, at Navicent Health Medical Center of Central GA, in
Macon. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 7, from 6 until 8
PM, at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Those desiring may make memorial
contributions to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Rd., SE, Smyrna,
GA 30080. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

MR. AUBREY ALEXANDER BROWN

Mr. Aubrey Alexander Brown, 86, of Thomaston, died Monday, August 6th, 2018
at the Upson Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services for Mr. Brown will be held on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
at 4:00 PM in the Chapel of the Fletcher-Day Funeral Home with Rev. Travis
Graham officiating. The family of Mr. Brown will receive friends at
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3:00 PM until the funeral hour.
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, August 3, 2018

MR. CHARLES LARRY WISHAM

Mr. Charles Larry Wisham age 66 of Thomaston Ga, died Thursday August 2, 2018 at Emory University Hospital.

Mr. Wisham was born on November 16, 1951 in Thomaston Ga, to Lillian Marie Fellows Wisham and the late Richard Wisham. He was formerly employed with Martha Mills where he worked in the Purchasing Department for many years. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his brother Wayne Wisham.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Susan Pitts Wisham of Thomaston Ga, son Mr. Daniel Wisham of Thomaston Ga, mother Mrs. Lillian Wisham of Thomaston Ga.

Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Monday August 6, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requested that donations be made to Emory University Hospital at 1364 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta Ga. 30322 or to a charity of ones choice

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

MR. AUBREY LAMAR HALL

Mr. Aubrey Lamar Hall, age 92, of Thomaston died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the West Village Retirement Community in Thomaston. 

Mr. Hall was born on August 5, 1925 in Meriwether County, Georgia to the late Calvin Hall and the late Lillie Mae Rowe Hall. Mr. Hall served his country in the U.S. Army. He was formerly employed with Thomaston Mills Bleachery Division for 18 years and later worked for the Thomaston Police Department until his retirement. Mr. Hall was a member of Kings Chapel Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son Aubrey C. Hall and brother Billy Hall.

Survivors include his daughter Mrs. Vickie (Fred) Schultz of Thomaston Ga, daughter in law Mrs. Cathy Hall, sisters Mrs. Betty Sollenberger of Lagrange Ga, Mrs. Peggy Hardy of McDonough Ga, 6 grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday August 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Friday August 3, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 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!!!!!!!!!
 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

MR. WILLIAM EVERETT STORY

Mr. William "Bill" Everett Story, of Zebulon, GA, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin, GA. Funeral services for Mr. Story will be Monday, July 30, at 2:00 PM, in the chapel of the Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home on Monday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Valley Grove Baptist Church, 1372 Atwater Rd., Thomaston, GA 30286. 
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Mr. Bobby Nathan Hankinson

Mr. Bobby Nathan Hankinson age 79 of Thomaston Ga, died Friday July 27, 2018 at The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Mr. Hankinson was born on May 13, 1939 in Schley County Ga, to the late James Brown Hankinson and the late Daisy Runell Stephens Hankinson. He worked for Coca-Cola for many years.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Barbara Hankinson, daughters Mrs. Kelly (Randy) Moseley, Mrs. Karla (Brian) Corley, son Mr. Kevin Hankinson, grandchildren Becky (Lee) Spencer, Kyle Hankinson, Christopher (Kerri Norris) Moseley, Stephanie (Bret Horick) Hankinson, Michael Clemons, Sarah Clemons, Kendall Hankinson, Tara Corley, Hannah Clemons, Brein Corley, Tucker Corley.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday July 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Coggins Funeral Home on Monday July 30, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Mr. Gregory Byrd

Mr. Scott Alexander Oeese

Scott Alexander “Alex” Keese, age 37, of Atlanta, passed away July 19, 2018. He grew up in Snellville and graduated from Brookwood High School. Alex was a free spirit who lived life to the fullest. He loved sports and was a big New Orleans Saints fan. He loved his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alan Keese and Donna Hydrick Keese and his MawMaw, Florence Hydrick.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law: Brian and Mandy Keese of Molena; nieces: Brianna Keese and Kensley Keese; nephew: Kyle Keese; many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2 p.m., at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Friends may visit the family after the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1177 Hwy. 109, Molena, GA 30258. Moody Daniel Funeral Home in Charge.

Mrs. Marion Keen Coleman

Mrs. Marion Keen Coleman, age 85, of The Rock, GA, passed away July 24, 2018, at The Oaks Nursing Center in Athens, GA. She was born in Swainsboro, GA, daughter of the late John Frederick Keen and Maddie McDaniel Keen. Mrs. Coleman worked for the Barnesville Housing Authority and was the Comptroller for Gordon College. She was a long-time member of Mt. Gap Church at The Rock, GA, where she and her husband, Nerl, worked tirelessly on projects at the church and also at Mt. Gap Campground, formerly Camp Louisa Jones, which Rev. Coleman built.
 
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for her kindness, dedication to her family and her church, and her baking, especially her delicious tea cakes.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nerl Gene Coleman, her son, John Anthony Coleman, brothers,  Freddie Lemuel Keen and James Rawlins Keen both of Swainsboro, GA.
 
She is survived by her children and their spouses: Martha C. Vaughn of Athens, GA, William Nerl Coleman and Peggy of Magnolia, TX,  and Randall Marion Coleman and Patti of Nolensville, TN; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit the family on Friday, July 27, 6-8 p.m., at Moody-Daniel Funeral Home in Zebulon, GA, and again on Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., at Mt. Gap Church, The Rock, GA.  A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., at the church. Rev. Ted Coody and Bishop Timothy Lamb will officiate. Burial will be held at 4 p.m., in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Swainsboro, GA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. Gap Church, 2746 Pine Valley Road, The Rock, GA 30285 or LifePoint Ministries, Attn: Mt. Gap Campground, P.O. Box 210, Franklin Springs, GA 30639, checks can be made payable to Mt. Gap Campground.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Mrs. Brenda Carol Holt

Mrs. Brenda Carol Asbury Holt, age 67, of Thomaston died Sunday, July 22, 2018, at her residence. 

Mrs. Holt was born May 25, 1951, in Tazwell VA, to the late Floyd and Virginia Asbury. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 30 years. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wayne Holt Sr. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Wayne "Pete" (Jeri) Holt Jr, and Matthew Holt; sisters, Mary Mathis, Linda (Ray) Wilder, and Evelyn Moyer; grandson, Stephen (Angela) Means; great-grandchildren, Leah Means, Kaia Moore, and Bubba Rentz. 

Memorial services for Mrs. Holt will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations should be made to St Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105, or 
www.stjude.org.

 
Coggins Funeral Home 
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

Monday, July 23, 2018

Mrs. Linda Sue Raybon Ard

Mrs. Linda Sue Raybon Ard, age 60, of Molena died Friday, July 20, 2018, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin. 

Funeral services will be Monday July 23, 2018 5:00 PM at The Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ard was born April 12, 1958 in Upson Co., GA to the late Boyett Quitman Raybon and Margaret Gassett Raybon. She was a member of Vega Community Church, loved the outdoors and will always be remembered for the love she gave to her family. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gary Raybon

Survivors include her husband, Lee Ard, Sr. of Molena, daughter, April Lynn Ard of Thomaston, son, Judson Lee Ard, Jr. and his wife Jessie of Concord, brothers, Steve Raybon, Barry Raybon , Boyett Raybon and his wife Kayrin all of Thomaston, sister, Marlene Wheeler and her husband (Tony) of Thomaston, 10 grandchildren.

Those desiring, may make memorial donations may be made to The Upson Cancer Car c/o Cary Pitts, 300 Upson Ave, Thomaston, GA 30286.
 
You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. Ard by visiting the Coggins Funeral Home website at www.cogginsfuneralhome.com.
 
Coggins Funeral Home 
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

Mr . James Edward Walls

Mr. James Edward Walls, 80 of Molena died July 21, 2018 at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin.

Funeral Services will be Monday July 23, 2018 11:00 AM at The Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Crystal Hill Cemetery.

He was born September 16, 1937 in Thomaston, GA to the late James Willis and Mary Lou Clark Walls and was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation with 18 years of service.

Survivors include his daughters, Pam Robinson and her husband Stan and Cindy Amos and her husband Keith, sons, Jeff Walls and Johnny Walls, brothers, Otis Wall, Charles Wall and his wife Sherry, Ricky Wall and his wife Connie and Donald Wall and his wife Hilda sisters, Faye Barlett and her husband Mike, Connie Hawkins and her husband Troy, Ann Cato and Betty Sue Wall, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, close friends, Karen Walls and Ann Brooks.

The family will receive friends Sunday July 22, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM  at Coggins Funeral Home.
 
 
Coggins Funeral Home 
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

Thursday, July 19, 2018

MRS. GINGER FULCHER STEPHENS

Mrs. Ginger Fulcher Stephens 78, of Alabama Rd. in Meansville died July 19, 2018 at her residence. Funeral arrangements to be announced by Coggins Funeral Home.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

MR. JAMES MICHAEL NEELEY

Mr. James Michael "Mike" Neeley age 64 of Thomaston Ga, died Saturday July 14, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Neeley was born on January 18, 1954 in Courtland N.Y., to the late James and Betty Neeley. He worked for Elpaso Corporation in the pipeline division for many years. Mr. Neeley was a member of the Morning Star Masonic Lodge #27 F&AM.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Kathy Neeley of Thomaston Ga, daughters Mrs. Amy (Marc) Ellington of Thomaston Ga, Dr. Nancy (Scott) Butler of Thomaston Ga, brother Mr. David Neeley of Thomaston Ga, sisters Mrs. Valerie Bunn of Griffin Ga, Mrs. Cindy (Larry) Helms of Thomaston Ga, grandchildren Cale Ellington & Anna Claire Ellington.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday July 16, 2018 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 Monday July 16, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Northridge Church Building Fund at 109 North Center St. Thomaston Ga. 30286.

 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!
Coggins Funeral Home 
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

Thursday, July 12, 2018

WILLIS LEE MATHEWS

Willis Lee Mathews age 62 died Tuesday July 10, 2018. He was know to family and friends as "Lee" or Willie".

A carpenter by trade, he was also an avid fisherman and a talented artist. He was well loved by everyone, as he had a quick wit. He loved to laugh and to make others laugh. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Emmitt Mathews, his sister Jeannie (Tommy) Self and a baby brother. Survivors include his mother, Jean Baugh, sisters Laurie (Hubert) Gilbert and Lisa (John) Greene, brother David Mathews, ex-wife Laurel Mathews, daughter Amanda Mathews, grandson Gage Hovey, nieces Adrian Dawson, Heather (Joel) Brodnax, Meredith Greene, and Hannah Greene, grand niece Natalie Dawson, grand nephew Reeve Brodnax, faithful animal companions Lola the dog and Tripod the cat, as well as many aunts,uncles,and cousins.

A memorial service will be held in his honor at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday July 14, 2018 at Antioch Baptist Church at 2269 Yatesville-Barnesville Rd. in Yatesville, Ga.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MR. BEN JEFF ARD JR.

Mr. Ben Jeff (Benji) Ard, Jr. 43 of Thomaston died July 6, 2018 at Upson Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held Saturday July 14, 2018 1:00 PM at New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church on Delray Rd. 

Mr. Ard was born January 11, 1975 in Upson Co., GA to Ben Jeff Ard, Sr. and Mary Lee Brookins Ard. He was of the Baptist faith and was self employed in the construction industry.


Survivors include his children, Tina Denise Barfield and her husband Christopher of Warner Robins, GA, son Johnathen Ard of Thomaston, his parents, step-daughter, Alisha Dawn Morton and her husband John of SC, step-son, Christopher Michael King and his wife Jennifer of Milledgeville, brothers, Kevin Ard of Warner Robins, Mark Ard of Thomaston and Perry Ard of Thomaston, sister, Lucy McDaniel and her husband Jeff of Thomaston and one granddaughter.

Mr. Ard was preceded in death by his sister, Suzette Avery.

You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mr. Ard by visiting the Coggins Funeral Home website at www.cogginsfuneralhome.com.
Coggins Funeral Home
321 Hannahs Mill Rd.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

MR. CHARLES CLARK

Mr. Charles Clark, age 70, of Meansville, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin.

Graveside services for Mr.Clark, will be announced later.

 
 
Coggins Funeral Home 
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

Monday, July 9, 2018

MRS. VIRGINIA B. BLOODWORTH

Mrs. Virginia B. Bloodworth, age 83, of Thomaston, died Monday, July 9, 2018, at her residence.   

Mrs. Bloodworth was born November 24, 1934, in Upson County to the late Marion and Lucy Beeland. She was a Spinner for the B.F. Goodrich's Martha Mills, and was a member of Prichett Memorial Baptist Church. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Phillip Bloodworth; son, Freddie Phillip Bloodworth; sister, Betty Birdsong; brothers, Jack Beeland and Pal Beeland. Survivors are her daughter, Betty Jane (Johnny) Allen; son, Marion (Terri) Bloodworth; sister, Doris (Franklin) Huckaby; brother, David (Joyce) Beeland; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for Mrs. Bloodworth will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 11:00 AM in Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

 

MR. MELVIN HARTLEY CORLEY

Mr. Melvin Hartley Corley, 90, of Thomaston, died Sunday, July 8, 2018, at
Upson Regional Medical Center. Graveside memorial services for Mr. Corley
will be held Saturday, July 14, at 11:00 AM, in the Valley Grove Baptist
Church Cemetery. Mr. Corley was the retired owner/operator of Corley
Plumbing and Heating Company. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all
arrangements.

MRS. BRENDA DOVER SCHOFILL

Mrs. Brenda Dover Schofill, 70, of Thomaston, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, at her residence. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 11, at 11:00 AM, in the Fletcher-Day Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in South View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 unti 9 PM at Fletcher-Day Funeral Home. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society - Upson County Unit , 233 12th St, Suite 710, Columbus, GA 31901. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

MRS. CAROLYN MARSTON

Mrs. Carolyn Marston, age 78, of Molena, died Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin GA.

Mrs. Marston was born September 30, 1939, in Chichester NH, to the late Myron Leslie and Hazel Coburn Moore Sr. She was a seamstress for the Wm. Carter Co. and was a member of Emory's Chapel Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Orin Joseph Marston; and brothers, Myron Leslie Moore Jr. and Charles Franklin Moore. Survivors are her daughters, Sheryl M. (Ralph) McGourik, Lynda (Wendell) Teague; sons, David (Christy) Marston, Joey (Wanda) Marston; grandchildren, J.R. (Crystal) McGourik, Jennifer (Richard) Oglesby, Cole (Connie) Fowler, Jordan (Chassity) Fowler, Macy N. Marston, and Madison B. Marston; and 17 Great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Marston will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Emory's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

 
 
Coggins Funeral Home 
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

MRS. VIRGINIA BLOODWORTH

Mrs. Virginia Bloodworth, age 83, of Thomaston, died Monday, July 9, 2018, at her residence. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Bloodworth will be announced later.

 
 
Coggins Funeral Home 
321 Hannahs Mill Road
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681

Thursday, July 5, 2018

MRS. HOLLY VAN TEAL THOMAS

Mrs. Holly Van Teal Thomas, 78 of Thomaston died July 3, 2018 at her residence.

Funeral services will Saturday July 7, 2018 12:00 PM at the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Crystal Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Thomas was born October 19, 1939  in Upson Co., GA to the late Joe and Effie Mae Long Teal. She was of the Baptist faith and worked in the Martha Mills as a spinner, Kmart Department Store and retired from Upson Regional Medical Center in the Dietary Department.

Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, Ernest Teal, Joel Teal, Herman Teal, Terrell Teal, Johnny Teal and William "Bud" Teal and one sister, Dorothy Teal

Survivors include her son, Willie Joe Raybon and his wife Laura of Thomaston, daughters, Marion Daniel and her husband Jimmy of Thomaston, Diane Compton and her husband Phillip of Barnesville, Sherry Darlene Sheppard and her husband Andrew of Thomaston and Jackie Elaine Kinney of Thomaston, step-daughters, Evie Louise Lows and her husband Ricky of South Carolina and Faith Allen and her husband Keith of Fayetteville, GA, brothers, Gary Teal and his wife Dee of Sylvania, GA and Lamar Teal and his wife Teresa of Thomaston, fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday July 6, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Coggins Funeral Home.

You may sign the online guest book and  share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. Thomas by visiting the Coggins Funeral Home website at www.cogginsfuneralhome.com. 
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