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.
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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. 
Coggins Funeral Home
321 Hannahs Mill Rd.
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9681
706-647-2336 fax
cogginsfuneralhome@charter.ne

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

MR. RALPH W. MOORE SR.

Mr. Ralph W. Moore Sr., age 84, of Thomaston Ga, died Tuesday, July 2, 2018, at Providence Health and Rehab. 

Mr. Moore was born July 26, 1933, in Bristol TN to the late Whorley and Grace Moore. He retired from the GA DOT Sign Shop. 

He is survived by his daughter, Sandy (Chris) Patterson; daughter-in-law, Sheila Moore; son, Gary (Delores) Dean; grandchildren, Barbara Hopple, Katherine (Adam) Watkins, Adam (Donna) McDonald, Brian (Brittney) McDonald, Tony Dean, and Tiffany (Ross) Bell; great-grandchildren, Aiden Carr, Draven Hopple and Liam McDonald. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Jean Moore; son, Jim Moore; and brother, Howard "Jack" Moore.

Funeral services for Mr. Moore will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Crystal Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 5, 2018, form 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Georgia Chapter, 277 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd., Suite 201, Macon GA 31201, or 
www.alz.org

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

Monday, July 2, 2018

MRS. ELIZABETH DAWSON SMITH

Mrs. Elizabeth Dawson Smith, 84, of Gainesville and formerly of Thomaston,,
died Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Resting Nest Assisted Living in Gainesville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at
11:00 AM in the chapel of the Fletcher-Day Funeral Home with Rev. Shane
Padgett and Rev. Joey Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Upson
Memorial Gardens. The family of Mrs. Smith will receive friends at
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home on Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
Mrs. Smith was born in Thomaston on March 13, 1934, a daughter of the late
James Ernest and Wilma Lucile Mauldin Dawson. She was a retired cloth
inspector for Thomaston Mills. She was a member of East Thomaston Baptist
Church.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen E. and Stan
Padgett of Gainesville; a sister, Diane (Walter) Slaton of Raleigh, NC;
three brothers, Ernest Dawson and Roy (Brenda) Dawson, both of Thomaston,
and Bobby Dawson of Jackson; a brother-in-law, Roswell Aydlotte of
Thomaston; three grandchildren, Rev. Shane (Julie) Padgett of Murrayville,
and Heath (Erin) Padgett and Haley (Randy) Byers, both of Gainesville; eight
great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Fred Smith, and a sister,
Rheunette Aydlotte.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association - Georgia
Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346. For
information on donating, please visit www.alz.org/georgia
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and
remembrances may be expressed at www.fletcherdayfuneralhome.com.