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.