L’Oreal heiress Lil­iane Bet­ten­court dies at 94

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Mrs. Eve­lyn Hen­don Hardin, age 96 of Rockmart, passed away Fri­day, Sept. 22, 2017.

Mrs. Hardin was born on Oct. 18, 1920 in Cle­burne County, Ala., daugh­ter of the late Bar­ney Hen­don and the late Ruby Gla­dys Free­man Hen­don.

She was a grad­u­ate of the Rockmart High School Class of 1940 and was a mem­ber of the Pied­mont Ave. Bap­tist Church.

Mrs. Hardin re­tired from both the Goodyear Tire and Rub­ber Com­pany and Dal­las Pauld­ing Well­star Hospi­tal as a CNA. She loved to plant flow­ers, read and sing gospel mu­sic.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, El­bert Hardin; two sons, El­bert David Hardin and Jerry Wayne Hardin; daugh­ter, Mar­garet Hardin Cornwell; sis­ter, Ruby Clyde Wright; three broth­ers, Henry Free­man Hen­don, Jack Huck­abee Hen­don and Austin Hen­don and a grand­son, Wil­liam Scott Cornwell.

Sur­vivors in­cluded two sis­ters, Mary He­len Crane of Cov­ing­ton and Jessie Ellen Casey of Cartersville; five grand­chil­dren, El­bert David Hardin, Jr. and his wife Robin, Wil­liam Austin Hardin, An­gela Lane Har­ris and her hus­band Chuck, Kevin Dwayne Cornwell and his wife Donna and Lori Michelle Cornwell Har­ris; ten great-grand­chil­dren, nu­mer­ous great-great-grand­chil­dren and two spe­cial nieces, Pa­tri­cia Dabbs and Jane Hardin Smith.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mrs. Hardin were held on Mon­day, Sept. 25, 2017, at 2 p. m. in the chapel of the Free­man Har­ris Fu­neral Home with Rev. Larry Davis of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment ser­vices fol­lowed in the fam­ily lot of the Beth­le­hem Ceme­tery.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Charles Dabbs, Chad Dabbs, Joey Wil­liams, Will Lundy, Jim Nel­son, Henry Smith, Jerry Lambert and Jim Hardin.

Please visit www.free­man­har­ris­fu­ner­als.com to ex­tend your per­sonal con­do­lences to the fam­ily by sign­ing the on­line guest­book.

Free­man Har­ris Fu­neral Home was in charge of the fu­neral ser­vice for Mrs. Eve­lyn Hen­don Hardin.

Mrs. Frances Ada­line Bollen Fincher, age 93, of Cedar­town, passed away peace­fully at her res­i­dence on Thurs­day, Sept. 21, 2017.

She was born in Polk County on April 14, 1924, a daugh­ter of the late James Edgar Bollen and Pear­lie Mae San­ders Bollen.

Mrs. Fincher had lived the greater part of her life in Polk County where she was a mem­ber of the Pleas­ant Hill Bap­tist Church.

She re­tired from the Ar­row Shirt Com­pany in Buchanan and later worked for Bo­jan­gles in Cedar­town for nearly ten years. She also worked as a pri­vate sitter for sev­eral years. Mrs. Fincher en­joyed cro­chet­ing, crafts and work­ing puz­zle books.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents she was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Wil­liam E. (Red) Fincher, a son, Ed­die Fincher and by two broth­ers: J.T. Bollen and Ro­mas E. Bollen Sr.

Sur­vivors in­clude daugh­ters: Sy­bil Ploof (Ralph), Bre­men, De- nise Lemon (Jerry), Tem­ple, Vel­vet Smith (Sam), Buchanan; sons: Ed­ward Fincher (Judy), Buchanan, Jimmy Fincher, Cedar­town and Randy Fincher, Cedar­town; step daugh­ters: Edna Mor­gan ( Bill), Thomasville and Carolyn Par­sons, Florida; sis­ters: Mel­ba­line John­son, Rockmart and Edna McBrayer, Rockmart; 20 grand­chil­dren, 25 great grand­chil­dren, 11 great great grand­chil­dren and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Sat­ur­day, Sept. 23, 2107 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home with Rev. Roger Par­ris and Rev. Charles Dyer of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Pleas­ant Hill Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery with a eu­logy given by Kasi Pirkle and prayer by Ralph Ploof.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded Ed­ward Fincher, Jimmy Fincher, Randy Fincher, Vel­vet Smith, Denise Lemon, Sy­bil Ploof, Matthew Smith and Buddy Fincher.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for the fu­neral of Mrs. Frances Ala­line Bollen Fincher.

Mrs. Wanda Pot­ter Wheeler, age 66 of Aragon, passed away Thurs­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 21, 2017.

Mrs. Wheeler was born May 11, 1951 in Chat­tanooga, Tenn., daugh­ter of the late Ele­ber A. Pot­ter and the late Imo­gene Sum­ner.

She was a grad­u­ate of t he Scotts­boro High School Class of 1969 of Scotts­boro, Ala., and a mem­ber of the Vic­tory Bap­tist Church of Rockmart.

Mrs. Wheeler re­tired from Di­a­mond Rug and Car­pet in Aragon with 25 years of ser­vice.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by her step­fa­ther, Wal­lace Sum­ner.

Sur­vivors in­cluded her hus­band of 48 years, Arnold Wheeler of Aragon to whom she was mar­ried Sept. 6, 1969; two sons and daugh­ters- in- law, Jeremy and Destiny Wheeler and Justin and Jayme Wheeler all of Rockmart; step-mother, Cather­ine Ad­kins of Scotts­boro, Ala.; three sis­ters, Pauline Shrop­shire of Portage, In­di­ana, Ka­t­rina Patty of Tu­pelo, Miss., and Pam Lit­tle of Scotts­boro, Ala.; brother, James “Buddy” Pot­ter of Birch­wood, Tenn.; and five grand­chil­dren, Noah Wheeler, Si­las Wheeler, Corbin Wheeler, Jasper Wheeler and Sue­sanna Wheeler.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mrs. Wheeler were held on Sun­day, Sept. 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Free­man Har­ris Fu­neral Home with Rev. Barry Snapp of­fi­ci­at­ing. A eu­logy was given by Mr. Jeremy Wheeler.

In­ter­ment ser­vices fol­lowed in the fam­ily lot of the Aragon Ceme­tery.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Jeremy Wheeler, Justin Wheeler, Noah Wheeler, Mack Wheeler, El­liott Wil­son, Shane McDon­ald, Chan Statham and Aaron Coal­son.

Hon­orary pall­bear­ers were: Si­las Wheeler and Corbin Wheeler.

Please visit www.free­man­har­ris­fu­ner­als.com to ex­tend your per­sonal con­do­lences to the fam­ily by sign­ing the on­line guest­book.

Free­man Har­ris Fu­neral Home was in charge of the fu­neral ser­vice for Mrs. Wanda Pot­ter Wheeler.

Mr. John David “Boober” Jolly, age 77 of Cedar­town, passed away on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20, 2017.

He was born on April 24, 1940 in Cedar­town, the son of the late Mr. Homer Jolly and Mrs. Jeanie Mae Smith Jolly.

Mr. Jolly is sur­vived by his wife, Mar­garet Bar­bre Jolly; daugh­ter and son-in-law, Sandi and Ken­neth Shel­ley; son, Michael Wil­son; sis­ter, Jean Sharpe; grand­chil­dren, John and Jenni Speight and Me­gan Mor­ris Shar­row; great-grand­son, Carter Shar­row and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

Mr. Jolly is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; sis­ters, Kath­eryn Kerr, Eve­lyn Mead­ows, Vir­ginia Hil­burn and Di­ane Mor­ris and broth­ers, Ray­mond Jolly Harold Jolly, Bruce Jolly, Richard Jolly and Rus­sell Jolly.

The ar­range­ments for Mr. John David Jolly were con­ducted on Sat­ur­day, Sept. 23, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Anna Kresge United Methodist Church with Rev. Ed Dick­ens of­fi­ci­at­ing and Ms. Me­gan Mor­ris Shar­row giv­ing the eu­logy.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Northview Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily of Mr. Jolly re­ceived fam­ily and friends on Fri­day evening, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home.

The fam­ily is ac­cept­ing flow­ers; how­ever, memo­rial do­na­tions can be made to Kresge UMC build­ing fund, 15 Booger Hol­low Road, Cedar­town, Ga., 30125.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: John Speight, Carter Shar­row, Jeff Jolly, Alan Jolly, Barry Sharpe, Steve Wil­son, Lee Jolly, Neal Jolly Jr. and Devin Lester. Hon­orary pall­bear­ers were Ken Jolly and Neal Jolly Sr.

Mes­sages of con­do­lence can be made to the fam­ily by sign­ing the on­line guest­book at gam­magefh. com. The Olin L. Gam­mage and Sons Fu­neral Home han­dled the ar­range­ments for Mr. John David “Boober” Jolly.

Mrs. Shirley A. Cum­mings, age 80 of Cedar­town, passed away on Sun­day, Sept. 17, 2017.

She was born on Jan. 24, 1938 in Cedar­town, the daugh­ter of the late James Thomas Culpep­per and Alma Lula Boyles Culpep­per.

Mrs. Cum­mings is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Ann Cupp; grand­son, Ja­son Deer­ing (Ash­leigh Har­ris); and great-grand­son Blaze “Lit­tle One” Deer­ing.

Mrs. Cum­mings is pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Monte Cum­mings; her par­ents; and brother Bobby Culpep­per.

The fam­ily of Mrs. Shirley A. Cum­mings re­ceived fam­ily and friends Tues­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 19, 2017.

A fu­neral ser­vice fol­lowed at 6 p.m. from the chapel of the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home with Rev. Randy Vines of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The fam­ily has re­spect­fully re­quested that all flo­ral do­na­tions be omit­ted. Mes­sages of con­do­lence can be made to the fam­ily by sign­ing the on­line guest­book at gam­magefh.com.

The Olin L. Gam­mage and Sons Fu­neral Home han­dled the ar­range­ments for Mrs. Shirley A. Cum­mings.

OBITS

PARIS — Lil­iane Bet­ten­court, the L’Oreal cos­met­ics heiress and the world’s rich­est woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian sub­urb. She was 94.

Bet­ten­court’s daugh­ter, Fran­coise Bet­ten­court Mey­ers, said in a writ­ten state­ment Thurs­day that her mother “left peace­fully” overnight in Neuilly-surSeine.

Lil­iane Bet­ten­court was the only child of Eugene Schueller, who founded L’Oreal in the early 20th cen­tury. Forbes mag­a­zine es­ti­mated her for­tune to be worth $ 39.5 bil­lion this year.

L’Oreal Chair­man and CEO Jean-Paul Agon ex­pressed “great ad­mi­ra­tion” for Bet­ten­court. Agon said she “al­ways looked” af­ter the com­pany and its em­ploy­ees and “she has per­son­ally con­tributed greatly to its suc­cess for many years.”

Born in 1922 in Paris, she mar­ried French politi­cian An­dre Bet­ten­court at the age of 27. Her hus­band no­tably served as a min­is­ter at the end of the 1960s and be­gin­ning of the 1970s. He died in 2007.

Lil­iane Bet­ten­court in­her­ited the L’Oreal for­tune upon the death of her fa­ther in 1957. When the com­pany went pub­lic six years later, she con­tin­ued to own a ma­jor­ity stake.

As the world’s lead­ing beauty com­pany, L’Oreal gen­er­ated sales amount­ing to 25.8 bil­lion eu­ros in 2016 and em­ploys 89,300 peo­ple world­wide, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany.

Bet­ten­court’s name has been in­volved in a politico-fi­nan­cial scan­dal known in France as the “Bet­ten­court Af­fair”, which has wound its way through French courts and newspapers for years.

The case stemmed from a 2007 com­plaint filed by Bet­ten­court’s daugh­ter ac­cus­ing one of her mother’s clos­est friends, the pho­tog­ra­pher Fran­cois-Marie Banier, of ma­nip­u­lat­ing the el­derly widow into giv­ing him art­work and cash. In 2015, a French court handed Banier a three­year prison sen­tence on charges of swin­dling mil­lions of eu­ros from Bet­ten­court by tak­ing ad­van­tage of her weak men­tal state. The court acquitted a for­mer ally of for­mer Pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Sarkozy in the case.

Sarkozy’s for­mer cam­paign trea­surer, Eric Wo­erth, was acquitted on charges of “abuse of weak­ness” and tak­ing do­na­tions from Bet­ten­court dur­ing the 2007 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion cam­paign.

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