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Florence El­iz­a­beth Death Har­well-Wheeler

Fu­neral Home Miss Florence El­iz­a­beth Death, 87, of Milledgeville and for­merly of At­lanta and Cov­ing­ton, passed away Sun­day Jan. 2 at the Ge­or­gia War Vet­er­ans Home in Milledgeville. Miss Death was the daugh­ter the late Charles Wal­ter and Mary Thomp­son Death and was born in Cochise County, Ariz. She lived in At­lanta for many years and was a pub­lic school teacher. She proudly served her coun­try dur­ing World War II in the U.S. Army as a nurs­ing as­sis­tant. Miss Death was pre­de­ceased by her sis­ters Mary Eugenia Morley and Martha Death Smith.

She is sur­vived by her nieces and neph­ews Thomas D. Morley, Mary E. Morley, Pa­tri­cia S. Morley, Rose­mary Morley, Ran­dolph Smith, Clay­ton Ashley Smith and Amanda Ham; great-nieces and -neph­ews Daniel Keys, Matthew Keys and Heather Ham.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Miss Death will be held on at 2 p.m. to­day, Jan. 5, from the chapel of Har­well-Wheeler Fu­neral Home with Mr. Bruce Eichen­laub of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Cov­ing­ton City Ceme­tery. Friends may sign the on­line reg­is­ter at www. wheel­er­fu­ner­al­home.com. Cald­well & Cowan

Fu­neral Home Edith W. Ellsworth, 81, died Jan. 1, sur­rounded by her fam­ily, at Great Oaks As­sisted Liv­ing Fa­cil­ity in Mon­roe, where she had made her home for the past two-and-a-half years. A busi­ness woman her en­tire life, she owned and op­er­ated a swim­ming school in Haines City, Fla. Af­ter mov­ing to Fort Laud­erdale, Fla., she owned and op­er­ated Nina Michelle Bou­tique be­fore she re­tired to Bay Point, Fla. Mrs. Ellsworth moved to Ge­or­gia in 2007 to be near her fam­ily. A mem­ber of the Methodist faith, she was dearly loved by her fam­ily and will be greatly missed. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, War­ren Ellsworth Jr., her par­ents Bryan Os­car and Lela Mae Mathews Bjork­lund, a grand­child Gina Marie Alesi, and a step-son War­ren Ellsworth III.

Mrs. Ellsworth is sur­vived by her daugh­ters and son-in-law Char­lotte and Joel Alesi of Cov­ing­ton and Theresa Ther­rien of Fort Laud­erdale; son and daugh­ter-in-law Richard and Nanette Whittington of Boyn­ton Beach, Fla.; grand­chil­dren Cherie and Vince Frank­son, Charles II and Co­lette Alesi, Jonathan and Alet Whittington, Aimeé and Rick Sher­man, Clay­ton Ther­rien and Sean Ther­rien; great-grand­chil­dren Ber­nadette, Luke and Amanda Frank­son, Casen Alesi, David, Olivia and Lela Sher­man; sis­ters and broth­ers-in-law Faye and Don Ha­gler, Lucy and Gene Kelly, of Panama City, Fla.; step-chil­dren, Va­lerie and Dan Gat­tis of Chicago, IL and Christie and Brad Holt of McLean, Va.; and five step-grand­chil­dren.

Fu­neral Ser­vices for Mrs. Ellsworth will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day, Jan. 8, at the chapel of Oak Ridge Fu­neral Care, 1001 E. Grace Ave., Haines City, Fla., with in­ter­ment fol­low­ing in For­est Hill Ceme­tery in Haines City. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends Satur­day, from 1011 a.m. Michael E. La Fol­lette Cald­well & Cowan

Fu­neral Home Michael E. La Fol­lette, 66, of So­cial Cir­cle, died Dec. 31. The son of the late Roy W. and Irene Henry La Fol­lette, he was a 1967 grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas with a B.S. in In­dus­trial En­gi­neer­ing. Mr. La Fol­lette was em­ployed by Her­cules be­gin­ning in June of 1967 in Olathe, Kan., sub­se­quently work­ing in plants in Mary­land and in Cov­ing­ton and re­tir­ing in July of 1997. He was an avid golfer who en­joyed play- ing base­ball and loved veg­etable and flower gar­den­ing. An ex­cel­lent car­pen­ter, he worked with his un­cle build­ing houses to earn money for col­lege.

Mr. La Fol­lette is sur­vived by his wife of 35 years Lynda La Fol­lette; chil­dren Scott Haney of Cov­ing­ton, Jon La Fol­lette of Eu­gene, Ore., Jan La Fol­lette of Greens­boro, N.C., Shari Thomp­son of At­lanta, and Shane and Lisa Haney, also of Cov­ing­ton; grand­chil­dren An­drea Haney, Cody Thomp­son, Pres­ley Haney, Ry­lan Haney and Zane La Fol­lette; sis­ter and broth­erin-law Pa­tri­cia and Gary Elkins of Nat­u­ral Dam, Ark.; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

A pub­lic visi­ta­tion for fam­ily and friends was held Jan. 2 at Cald­well & Cowan Fu­neral Home, 1215 Ac­cess Road. No ser­vice time has been sched­uled. Visit www. cald­welland­cowan.com to place on­line con­do­lences.

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