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. 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. 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
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.