Obit­u­ar­ies

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Mrs. Lanier

Mrs. He­len Hayes Lanier, age 84, of Tay­lorsville, passed away Wed­nes­day, April 11, 2018, in a Bar­tow County med­i­cal cen­ter.

Mrs. Lanier was born March 4, 1934 in Dal­las, a daugh­ter of the late James E. Hayes and Nellie Brown Hayes.

She grew up in the Yorkville area, but had lived most of her life in Tay­lorsville.

Mrs. Lanier had been a mem­ber of Tay­lorsville Bap­tist Church for 68 years. She was also a mem­ber of the Stiles­boro Im­prove­ment Club.

She en­joyed read­ing and watch­ing At­lanta Braves baseball.

Mrs. Lanier was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, James (Red) Lanier, to whom she was mar­ried on May 26, 1951.

Sur­vivors in­clude a daugh­ter: Janet Queen (John­nie) of Cartersville; a son: Rusty Lanier (Lynn) of Tay­lorsville; grand­chil­dren: Ron Gore (Amy), Rob Gore (Amy), Jen­nifer Rober­son (Shaun), and Jamie Lanier; great-grand­chil­dren: Austin Gore, Hal­lie Gore, Ma­son Rober­son, and Grayson Rober­son; and one brother: Bobby Gene Hayes (Gail). A num­ber of nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Fri­day, April 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Tay­lorsville Bap­tist Church, with Rev. Rob Gore and Rev. Ricky Roberts of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Tay­lorsville Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery with Rev. Tommy Har­ris pre­sid­ing.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Ron Gore, Rob Gore, Jamie Lanier, Austin Gore, Shaun Rober­son, and Mitchell Ba­gley. Hon­orary pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Ja­son Nel­son, Larry Lanier, Ricky Woods, Joe Til­ley, and Doug Har­ris.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for the fu­neral of Mrs. He­len Hayes Lanier.

Mr. Robin­son

Mr. Joel Ed­ward Robin­son, age 78 of Cedar­town, passed away on Mon­day, April 9, 2018.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1939 in Cedar­town, the son of the late Fitzugh and Flossie Mae Brown Robin­son.

Mr. Robin­son was a mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church, Cedar­town.

Mr. Robin­son was a vet­eran of the United States Mil­i­tary hav­ing served 21 years in the United States Marines.

Mr. Robin­son is pre­ceded in death by par­ents.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Pa­tri­cia God­win Robin­son, daugh­ters, Melinda (Ken­neth) Fer­gu­son, Angie (Don) Davis; son and daugh­ter-in-law, Jeff (Kathy) John­son; grand­chil­dren, Lau­ren Warner (Adam), Ivy Bene­field (Jake), Trish Lind­sey ( Kory), Justin Red­ding (Kim), and Masie Red­ding; great­grand­chil­dren, Davis, Mol­lie Beth, Amos, Jay, Eas­ton, Ja­cob, Al­li­son and Emily, due in June.

The fu­neral ar­range­ments for Mr. Joel Robin­son were con­ducted on Thurs­day, April 12, 2018 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home with Rev. Wayne Bene­field of­fi­ci­at­ing and Colonel Johnathan Frasier giv­ing a eu­logy.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Northview Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily of Mr. Robin­son re­ceived fam­ily and friends on Thurs­day, April 12, 2018 prior to the fu­neral hour at the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Col. Johnathan Frasier, Tom Lowe, Brian Green, Ernie Svoboda, Eric Tal­lent, Everett Wil­lis, Glen Frasier and Shane Hen­drix. Hon­orary Pall­bear­ers were all ex­tended fam­ily and The First Bap­tist Church Key­stone Sun­day School Class.

Flow­ers are ac­cepted, how­ever, con­tri­bu­tions can be made to Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion, Amer­i­can Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion or The Kid­ney Foun­da­tion.

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. Joel Ed­ward Robin­son.

Mr. Rakestraw

Ge­orge W. Rakestraw Sr. age 81, of Cedar­town, passed away Mon­day April 9, 2018.

He was a lov­ing hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, and great grand­fa­ther who will be greatly missed.

Mr. Rakestraw was a re­tiree from Lock­heed Martin af­ter many years of ser­vice. He was a faithful fol­lower of Je­sus Christ.

He was pre­ceded in death by his daugh­ter, Janet Elaine Rakestraw.

Mr. Rakestraw i s sur­vived by his wife of 62 years, Mar­garet Rakestraw; Daugh­ter Donna (John) Pil­grim; sons Ge­orge (Deb­o­rah) Rakestraw Jr. and David Rakestraw; Broth­ers Robert Durham and Ed­ward Maxwell; grand­chil­dren Stacey Ball, Lee Morgan, Aubrey Rakestraw, Christina Rakestraw, and Colby Boyce; 15 great grand­chil­dren; and sev­eral nieces, neph­ews, and cousins.

Vis­i­ta­tion was held Wed­nes­day, April 11, 2018 from 6 p.m. 9pm at Med­ford-Pe­den Fu­neral Home. A grave­side ser­vice will be at 1pm on Thurs­day April 12th, 2018 at Gre­sham Ceme­tery on Shal­low­ford Rd. with Rev. Danny Tucker.

Med­ford-Pe­den Fu­neral Home — Ma­ri­etta, is tak­ing care of all ar­range­ments.

Mr. Snipes

Mr. Bill Snipes, age 92, of Ves­tavia, Ala., for­merly of Cedar­town, passed away on April 8, 2018.

He was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Lil­lian Sher­mer Snipes.

Mr. Snipes is sur­vived by his daugh­ters Betsy Snipes of Beaver­dam, Va., and Lila Slappey of Birm­ing­ham, 4 grand­chil­dren and 6 great-grand­chil­dren.

Bill grew up in Mar­ion, S. C., and grad­u­ated from Mar­ion High School and Clem­son Col­lege in 1949.

He left col­lege to join the United States Marine Corps just be­fore his 18th birth­day so he could serve in World War II.

He was sta­tioned in the South Pa- cific as a radar op­er­a­tor. Af­ter the war ended, Mr. Snipes was sent to China to help with the re­moval of the oc­cu­py­ing Ja­panese forces. His ser­vice in the U.S. Marines ended in March of 1946. He was 20 years old.

Bill worked for HON In­dus­tries in Cedar­town as a Cost Ac­coun­tant un­til he re­tired in 1989. While at HON, Bill com­pleted his Mas­ter’s De­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion and com­pleted the Cer­ti­fied Pub­lic Ac­coun­tant exam.

He was also awarded the Max Stan­ley (founder of HON) award for “ex­cel­lence and achieve­ment.”

Dur­ing his 25 years in Cedar­town, Mr. Snipes was an ac­tive mem­ber of Cedar­town First United Methodist Church. He was the church trea­surer for 21 years. He and his wife Lil­lian moved to Ves­tavia, Ala., in 1992 when she be­came ill.

Mr. Snipes lov­ingly cared for her at home un­til she died.

He stayed ac­tive in his com­mu­nity, lived in­de­pen­dently and worked with a per­sonal trainer un­til a month be­fore his death.

Memo­ri­als may be made to Cedar­town First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Dean

Mrs. Sheila M. Dean, age 62, of Cedar­town, passed away on Satur­day, April 7, 2018 in White.

Mrs. Dean was born on Aug. 23, 1955 in Polk County to the late Aubrey R. and Mae Belle Robin­son.

She was also pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Charles L. Dean; sis­ter, Ellen Robin­son; her son, Michael Lee Dean and grand­son, Michael Hay­den Dean.

Mrs. Dean was a mem­ber of the Val­ley View Bap­tist Church and was also at­tend­ing Friendly Bap­tist Church.

She is sur­vived by sons and daugh­ter in law, Che and Tonya Dean and Shel­don Lou Dean; daugh­ters and son in law, Toni Dean Har­rell and Lynn and Terry Wood­son, broth­ers, Danny Robin­son and Aubrey “Bud” Robin­son; sis­ters, Shirley Nichols, Teresa Robin­son & Pa­tri­cia Mur­phy; 18 grand­chil­dren, six great grand­chil­dren. A num­ber of nieces, neph­ews and other rel­a­tives & friends also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mrs. Sheila Dean were con­ducted on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, April 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home with Rev. Randy Vines of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Polk Mem­ory Gar­dens.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends on Wed­nes­day, April 11, 2018 from noon un­til the fu­neral hour at the Lester Lite­sey Fu­neral Home.

Pall­bear­ers were Dy­lan Har­rell, Chas Dean, Austin Dean, Car­son Ha­ley, Drake Dean and An­drew Dean.

Hon­orary Pall­bearer was Hunter Wil­liams

Per­sonal con­do­lences can be made to the fam­ily by vis­it­ing www. lite­seyfh. com to sign the on­line guest­book.

The Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home had charge of the ser­vices for Mrs. Sheila Dean.

Mr. Robin­son

Mr. Keith Dou­gal Robin­son, age 89 of Cedar­town, passed away on Satur­day, April 7, 2018.

He was born on March 30, 1929 in Mid­land, Mich., the son of the late Floyd Robin­son and Dorothy Toner Robin­son.

In keep­ing with Mr. Robin­son’s wishes he was cre­mated.

A memo­rial ser­vice was held at First United Methodist Church of Cedar­town on Satur­day, April 14 2018 at 11 a.m.

The fam­ily of Mr. Robin­son re­ceived fam­ily and friends from prior the ser­vice hour at the First United Methodist Church.

The fam­ily re­quest that flow­ers be omit­ted and memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Cedar­town.

Mes­sages of con­do­lence can be made to fam­ily by sign­ing the on­line guest­book at gam­magefh.com

The Olin L. Gam­mage and Sons Fu­neral Home han­dled the ar­range­ments for Mr. Keith Dou­gal Robin­son.

Mrs. Martin

Mrs. Con­nie Denise Bow­man Martin, age 52 of Aragon passed away Thurs­day evening, April 5, 2018.

Mrs. Martin was born Feb. 12, 1966 in Austell, daugh­ter of Arthur John Bow­man and the late Bonita Black­mon Bow­man.

She was a grad­u­ate of Peb­ble­brook High School, a home­maker and of the Bap­tist faith. Mrs. Martin loved her grand­chil­dren and en­joyed play­ing with her dogs.

Sur­vivors in­cluded her hus­band, Arthur Martin Jr.; daugh­ter, Niki Martin Owens and her hus­band Matthew; fa­ther, Arthur John Bow­man all of Aragon; two broth­ers, John Arthur Bow­man and his wife Robin of Aragon and Clif­ford Wayne Bow­man and his wife Mary Ann of Dal­las; three grand­chil­dren, Cam­den Owens, Colten Owens and Lillie B. Owens; niece, Jen­nifer Bow­man; and two great-nieces and a great-nephew, Jamey, Juleigh and John Michael.

Fu­neral grave­side and in­ter­ment ser­vices for Mrs. Martin were held on Tues­day, April 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the fam­ily lot of Rac­coon Creek Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery with Rev. Clif­ford Cook of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Chad Owens, Tim Cook, Wade Cook, Cody Cook, Dillen Pinkard and Mike Lueck.

Hon­orary pall­bear­ers were: Josh Owens and Travis “Skeeter” Al­li­son.

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

Free­man Har­ris Fu­neral Home was in charge of the fu­neral grave­side ser­vice for Mrs. Con­nie Denise Bow­man Martin.

Mr. Webb

Mr. Joseph “Joe” Webb, age 62, of Rome, and for­mally of Cedar­town passed away Thurs­day, April 5, 2018 in a Rome hos­pi­tal af­ter a lengthy illness.

He was born in At­lanta, on Oct. 30, 1955 a son to the late Har­den and Re­becca Webb.

Mr. Webb, or Joe as ev­ery­one knew him, was an ex­cep­tional and de­voted friend to so many.

He loved peo­ple and al­ways had such a heart for the less for­tu­nate or those who might be strug­gling in some way.

When he lost his leg in a hor­ri­ble hit and run ac­ci­dent on April 2, 1989, Mr. Webb suf­fered ter­ri­bly. From that time on, he was con­fined to a wheel­chair and strug­gled phys­i­cally and fi­nan­cially.

He moved to Cedar­town from Michi­gan af­ter find­ing his “birth fam­ily,” and asked a dear friend, Jerri, to find him a home to rent.

She and an­other of Mr. Webb’s friends found a lit­tle house on Sixth Street, painted it in­side and out, and even built him a wheel­chair ramp.

He was happy there and made it his busi­ness to make other peo­ple happy in his long­time job as a Wal­mart Greeter.

Mr. Webb was a man of per­se­ver­ance and he made it his ob­jec­tive in life to spread good cheer and love wher­ever he went, even while in that wheel­chair mov­ing about on the streets of Cedar­town or Rome.

Sur­vivors in­clude half-brother, Randy Jack­son of Cedar­town, sev­eral cousins and many dear friends.

Grave­side fu­neral and In­ter­ment ser­vices were held Tues­day, April 10, 2018 at 4 p.m. in Polk Mem­ory Gar­dens with Rev. Julio Castillo of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Find the full obituary on­line for Mr. Webb at smith­millerfh.com, and leave con­do­lences for fam­ily and friends.

The Smith and Miller Fu­neral Home of Cedar­town is hon­ored to serve the fam­ily and friends of Mr. Joseph “Joe” Webb.

Ms. Hou­sand

Ms. Nancy John­son Hou­sand of Port St. Lu­cie, Fla., passed away on Feb. 6, 2018 fol­low­ing a lengthy illness.

Ms. Hou­sand was the daugh­ter of the late Mack C. and Edna John­son.

Ms. Hou­sand is sur­vived by a son, Charles E. Hou­sand and his wife Joey of Loris, S.C., a sis­ter, Donna (Dar­rell) Stephens of Cedar­town, and two broth­ers Mack (Suzanne) John­son of Fayet­teville and Gary John­son of Rome.

Sev­eral nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

As was Ms. Hou­sands’s wishes, she was cre­mated. A fam­ily memo­rial was held on March 24, 2018.

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