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Mr. Fen­nell is sur­vived by his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Bar­bara Ann Spray­berry Fen­nell of Aragon to whom he was mar­ried on July 5, 1964; daugh­ter, Tammy Hol­ley and her hus­band Jonathan of Rock­mart; son Daniel Fen­nell of Rock­mart; two grand­sons: Jonathan Olin Adam Hol­ley and Ja­cob Emery Aaron Hol­ley; three broth­ers: Rev. Earnest Fen­nell of Dal­las, Ju­nior Fen­nell of Rock­mart and Rev. Andy Fen­nell of Rock­mart; two sis­ters: Ruby Alexan­der of Tay­lorsville and Doris Free­man of Rock­mart; a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Tues­day, Oct. 23, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home with Rev. Bobby McDow­ell of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends Mon­day evening, Oct. 22, 2018 at the fu­neral home.

The fam­ily has re­spect­fully re­quested the flow­ers be omit­ted and me­mo­rial do­na­tions be made to the fund that has been set up at SunTrust Bank in mem­ory of Mr. Fen­nell.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for Mr. Ira Eu­gene “Gene” Fen­nell.

Mr. Coker

Mr. Ed Coker, age 95 of Cedar­town passed away Satur­day, Oct. 20, 2018.

Mr. Coker was born on April 11, 1923, son of the late Char­lie Coker and the late Della Wood Coker.

He was a vet­eran of the United States Army proudly serv­ing in World War II and was a mem­ber of the BrownWright Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 12. Mr. Coker re­tired from South­ern Rail­way as a switch­man and was a mem­ber of the An­ti­och Bap­tist Church.

Mr. Coker loved serv­ing as a dea­con of his church and en­joyed trac­tors and me­chanic work.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Ju­lia Wright Coker on Nov. 2, 2007; two sis­ters, Martha Rakestraw and Mable McBride; and four broth­ers, Charles Coker, JP Coker, Tom Coker and Ralph Coker.

Sur­vivors in­cluded two daugh­ters, Jackie and Dan Allen and June Hyde and fi­ancé, Robert Smith all of Cedar­town; a brother, Howard Coker of Ac­worth; three grand­chil­dren, Chad Cowan, Ja­son Cowan and Cory (Amanda) Rober­son; and five great-grand­chil­dren, Jessi Cowan, Chase Cowan, Chan­dler Cowan, De­dra Rober­son, and Alyssa Rober­son.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mr. Coker were held on Tues­day, Oct. 23, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the An­ti­och Bap­tist Church of Cedar­town with Rev. Jonathan Black­mon of­fi­ci­at­ing. A eu­logy was given by Mr. Mark Coker.

In­ter­ment ser­vices fol­lowed in the fam­ily lot of the church ceme­tery with Brown-Wright Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 12 Honor Guard in charge of mil­i­tary grave­side rites.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­man served as pall­bear­ers: Chan­dler Cowan, Ja­son Spann, Ron­nie Camp­bell and Randy Gro­gan.

Hon­orary pall­bear­ers were mem­bers of the Men’s Sun­day School Class of An­ti­och Bap­tist Church.

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 ser­vices for Mr. Ed Coker.

Mr. Packer

Mr. Don­ald Ed­ward “Colonel” Packer, age 77 of Cave Spring, died Satur­day evening, Oct. 20, 2018, in a Rome hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing a short ill­ness.

Mr. Packer was born in Cedar­town on May 25, 1941, a son of the late Archie Em­mitt Packer and the late Daisy Myr­tle Miller Packer. A grad­u­ate of the Cedar­town High School,

Mr. Packer was an avid his­tory buff, was a for­mer mem­ber of the Cave Spring His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, had vol­un­teered for a num­ber of years at the Cave Spring Wel­come Cen­ter, and was a for­mer mem­ber of the Free­dom Seek­ers Mo­tor­cy­cle Club.

He was as­so­ci­ated with the Ge­or­gia Kraft Com­pany for a num­ber of years where he cruised tim­ber and prior to his re­tire­ment, was in charge of the scale house.

Be­sides his par­ents, Mr. Packer was pre­ceded in death by a brother, Melvin Packer, and by a sis­ter, Mrs. Ber­nice Crowe.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife, the for­mer Gail Broad­away, to whom he was mar­ried Aug. 5, 1961; and four sons, David (Pa­tri­cia) Packer of Tal­la­has­see, Florida, Tracy (Nanette) Packer of Cave Spring, Jody Packer of Cave Spring, and Den­nis (Amy) Packer of Del­tona, Florida. Ten grand­chil­dren, six great grand­chil­dren, and a sis­ter, Mrs. Brenda Burns of Cedar­town also sur­vive.

Mr. Packer was cre­mated and no for­mal ser­vices are planned.

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel was in charge of the ser­vices for Mr. Don­ald Ed­ward

“Colonel” Packer.

Mrs. Bright

Mrs. Joyce Nell Young­blood Bright, age 79, of Cedar Bluff, Ala., and formerly of Cedar­town, died Thurs­day, Oct. 18, 2018, af­ter an ex­tended ill­ness at Floyd Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

She was born in Au­gust of 1939, in Rossville. She was of the Bap­tist faith and was a mem­ber of Enon Grove Bap­tist Church in Cedar Bluff.

Mrs. Bright is pre­ceded in death by her father, El­don Young­blood, her mother, Irene Pot­ter Young­blood, her sis­ter, Glo­ria Jean Young­blood Trib­ble, and her brother, Steve Young­blood.

Mrs. Bright is sur­vived by her hus­band of 63 years Doyal Bright, her son Michael(Teri) Bright of Chicka­mauga, her son An­drew (Dawn) Bright of Cedar­town, her daugh­ter Kym­berely Bright Wisener of Dal­las, her son Steve Bright of Cedar­town, one brother Frank Young­blood of Fort Ogelthorpe, her grand­daugh­ter that she raised Shonda (Chris) Mul­li­nax, grand­daugh­ter Leah (Chris) Moli­nari, grand­daugh­ter Kristina Bright, grand­daugh­ter Kait­lyn Bright, grand­daugh­ter Hai­ley Wisener, and a grand­son Avery Wisener.

She is also sur­vived by seven great grand­chil­dren and many nieces, neph­ews, and cousins. She is also sur­vived by many past and present church fam­i­lies, which she loved dearly.

By her wishes she was cre­mated.

There was a cel­e­bra­tion of life cer­e­mony held in her honor on Sun­day, Oct. 28, 2018.

Her wishes were that in lieu of flow­ers that do­na­tions are made to the Sa­mar­i­tan House or the Amer­i­can Heart As­so­ci­a­tion.

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