Friday, May 7, 2021

MR. JOHN JOSEPH POLLARD

 Mr. John Joseph Pollard age 59 of Thomaston Ga., passed away Thursday May 6, 2021 at Upson Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Pollard was born on November 25, 1961 in New Orleans, LA., to Bennie Pollard and the late Geraldine Bourgeois Watson.  He worked as a ham radio operator for 15 years.  He was an avid outdoors man, master craftsman in wood working and a true artisan.  He was a member of the First Congregation Church, and served his country in the National Guard.  In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his brother, Bennie Frank Pollard Jr.

Survivors include his father, Bennie Pollard of Thomaston, son, John J. Pollard Jr., sisters Sheila (Joe) Melton of Molena, Regina (Anthony) McCard of Molena, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m from Hebron Community Church on Hendricks Church Rd.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Hebron Community Church.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

MRS. SHIRLEY JOAN ELLERBEE POPE

Mrs. Shirley Joan Ellerbee Pope, age 69, of Molena, died, Monday, May 3, 2021, at Harborview Nursing Home.

Mrs. Pope was born on November 20, 1951, in Pike County, to the late James Robert Ellerbee, and to the late Martha Lowary Ellerbee. She worked as a beautician and was self-employed, and she was a member of Mt. View Holiness Church. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her son, Jamie Moody of Molena, brother, James E. Ellerbee of Thomaston, sisters, Virginia Anthony of Molena, and Rhunette (Larry) Cogbun of Molena.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Valley Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. from Coggins Funeral Home.

MR. KENNETH WAYNE BLOUNT

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Blount, age 84, of Thomaston, died, Monday, May 3, 2021, a his residence.

Mr. Blount was born September 12, 1936 in Upson County, to the late James Carlton Blount, and the late Grace Lawrence Blount. He worked for the Thomaston Mills in the Peerless Division and was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Adrian and Larry Blount, sisters, Colleen Hood and Marie Daniel, and grandson, Kyle Hankinson.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Marshall Blount of Thomaston, daughters, Karen (Dwayne) Dilks of Fayetteville, Vicky Blount (Joe) White of Thomaston, sons, Keith (Sissy) Blount of Thomaston, Terry Blount of Thomaston, Bobby Blount of Thomaston, sister, Kay (Ronnie) Waddle of Thomaston, 15 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday May 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Upson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. at Coggins Funeral Home.

MRS. GINNY ANDREWS GOWER

Mrs. Ginny Andrews Gower, 92, of Thomaston, died April 28, 2021, at the residence of her daughter in Griffin, GA. 

A graveside memorial service for Mrs. Gower will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM, in South View Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those desiring make memorial contributions to Pass the Salt Ministry, First Baptist Church, 208 South Church Street, Thomaston, GA 30286. Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Monday, May 3, 2021

MR. ARNOLD DOUGLAS GREENBERG

Mr. Arnold Douglas Greenberg, age 76, of Thomaston, passed away, May 2, 2021. Arnold was a restaurateur, working most of his life in the food and restaurant business. He was an excellent cook. Arnold had a deep and profound faith in God and Jesus Christ.

He was preceded in death by his son Patrick Childress, mother Louise Childress, father Arthur Greenberg, father Joe Childress, wife Janice Greenberg, and son-in-law, Tim Donehoo.

He is survived by his children: Josie Donehoo of Atlanta, Mary Starr (Eric) of Duluth, Jennifer Goff (Cary) of Ashville, NC, and Christopher Childress (Stephanie) of Molena; grandchildren: Nicholas, Jordan, Molly, Drew, Jake, Riley, Kara, Christian, Ty, Mason, and Virginia; great-grandchildren: Emmett, Payne, and Cal; brothers: Arthur Childress (Debby) of Orlando, FL, Joey Childress (Cindy) of Orlando; sister: Shelly Lee of Houston, TX; and a host of nieces and nephews.

It was Arnold’s wish to be cremated and no services are planned.

MR. JERRY EDMOND JACKSON

Mr. Jerry Edmond Jackson age 72 of Thomaston Ga., passed away Saturday May 1, 2021 at Harborview Health and rehab.

Mr. Jackson was born on March 29, 1948 in Thomaston, Ga to the late Edmond Carter Jackson and the late Georgia Crawford Jackson. He served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1974. He served in the Vietnam War as a dog handler. He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Jackson, and sister Joyce Roberts.

Survivors include his Wife Linda Jackson of Thomaston, Ga, Daughter Deborah (Marty) Ellis of Thomaston,Ga, Son David (Amanda) Jackson of Englewood,FL, and sister Jessie (Craig) Stegall of Vamell Ga, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Family will receive friends at Northridge Church Tuesday May 4, 2021 from 10 am to 12 p.m. The service will be held directly after the visitation in the sanctuary of Northridge Church at 12 P.M. Internment will follow in South View Cemetery.

Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, April 30, 2021

MRS. TONYA LYNNE CROCKETT

Mrs. Tonya Lynne Crockett, age 59, of Woodbury, died Thursday, April 29, 2021 at her residence.

Mrs. Crockett was born May 16, 1961 in Thomaston, to the late Edward O'Neil Tindell and the late Mrytle Bridges Tindell. She worked for a cleaning service for a number of years and attended The Cove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her companion Casey Hicks of Woodbury, Daughter Rebecca Crockett of Thomaston, son Terry Wayne Crockett of Cleveland,TN, Brothers Rex Tindell of Manchester, John Tindell of Thomaston and Gayle Whitehead of Thomaston and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday May 1, 2021 at Coggins Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be Sunday May 2, 2020, 2:00 PM in The Chapel of Coggins Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Crystal Hill Cemetery.

Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, April 26, 2021

MRS. HAZEL SPRAYBERRY SHEPHERD

Mrs. Hazel Sprayberry Shepherd, age 91, of Shepherd Road in Meansville, entered into her Eternal Rest Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Mrs. Shepherd was born July 11, 1929, in Porterdale, Georgia to Brice and Bertha Sprayberry. Mrs. Shepherd married Wesley Eugene (Gene) Shepherd December 6, 1947, and loved going with him on trips until his death in 2007. She worked as a weaver at Thomaston mills for 38 years. Mrs. Shepherd will be remembered for enjoying riding her John Deere lawnmower, weed eating her yard, and building the fence around her yard. In her later years, she loved making ceramics and painting on glass, canvas, and cloth. After he retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her family. She joined the Thomaston Church of God on November 5, 1961, and was a dedicated Christian who was faithful in supporting the Kingdom of God.

She left a legacy that will be cherished by two daughters, Carlene (Rodney) Wainwright of Thomaston, Elaine (Danny) Henderson of Athens, Georgia; four grandchildren, Brian Nicholas of Meansville, Shelley (Neal) Wilborn of Meansville, Stephen (Andrea) Henderson of Athens, Georgia, and Philip Henderson of Amman, Jordan; five great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Wilborn of Meansville, Mary Syble Nicholas of Meansville, and Luke Henderson, Isabella Henderson and Jude Henderson all of Athens, Georgia; one sister Ruby Whitlock of Pennsylvania; special nephews Pete (Betty) Fleming and Hugh Fratis (Jeanette) Fleming both of Thomaston.

A celebration of Mrs. Shepherd's life will be held on Saturday May 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. from the Coggins Funeral Home Chapel. Family visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at Coggins Funeral Home. Bishop Danny L. Henderson, Mrs. Shepherd's son in law, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Rodney Wainwright, Danny Henderson, Brian Nicholas, Neal Wilborn, Stephen Henderson, Philip Henderson, and honorary pallbearers Pete Fleming and Hugh Fratis Fleming. Burial will be in the family plot in Crystal Hill Cemetery with Bishop Stephen Henderson and Missionary Philip Henderson officiating.

Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

MR. ROBERT HOWARD BOOKER

Mr. Robert "Bobby" Howard Booker, age 58, of Thomaston, died Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Upson Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Booker was born on December 17, 1962 in Thomaston, to the late Hansel Howard Booker Jr., and the late Linda Peterson Booker. Bobby worked for 30 years with various fire departments in Upson County, most of his time was with Northside Fire Department, and worked for the Upson County EMA as the Rescue Chief for 4 years. He was the "go to" resource for river operations for a number of years. He had a vast knowledge of the Flint River and did his part to preserve it for future generations to enjoy. He was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Booker of Thomaston, daughter, Kristi Booker Feltman of Thomaston, sons, Chris Black of Thomaston, John Booker of Thomaston, brother, Billy Booker of Thomaston, grandchildren, Reese, Lydia, Brantley, and Kylie.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from the Pavilion at The Gathering Church. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. from the Pavilion at The Gathering Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hope Lodge in Atlanta c/o American Cancer at 1552 Shoup Ct. Decatur, Ga 30033 and the Flint River Keepers at 102 Pine Ave. Albany, GA 31701.

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