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Marty Kirby

Marty Kirby, age 48, of Sugar Val­ley, passed away on Fri­day, Aug. 17, 2018 at his res­i­dence.

Marty was born on Oct. 15, 1969 in Floyd County to David James Kirby and the late Linda Sue Wil­liams Hogue. In ad­di­tion to his mother, Marty is also pre­ceded in death by: his grand­par­ents, Lloyd and Louise Wil­liams, and Otis and Ella May Kirby; and a brother, Seth David Keith Kirby. Marty was a mem­ber of Sugar Val­ley Bap­tist Church, and worked for Car­riage In­dus­tries.

Marty is sur­vived by his fi­ancé, Sandee Patterson, and her mother, San­dra Patterson, and her brothers, Gene Patterson and Billy Patterson; son, Zack Kirby and his girl­friend, Carol Ann Timms; step- son, Cody Patterson; mother of his chil­dren, Robin Kirby; daugh­ter, Kayla Kirby; grand­daugh­ter, Rylee Rose Kirby; his fa­ther, David James Kirby and his wife, Melondy; sis­ter, Duffy Kirby Mad­dox and her hus­band Joe; two step- sis­ters, Shantera Kirby and Brit­tany Kirby; two brothers, Brent Davis and his wife, Beverely, and Cord Hogue and his wife, Ch­a­sity; three step- brothers, Til­don Kirby, Justin Kirby, and Daniel Kirby; nieces and neph­ews, Ni­c­hole and Don Bogue, La’Sha and Steven Proper and their chil­dren Ally Mae and Boyd Proper, Katelin Joel Mad­dox and her chil­dren ZaiLeigh and Ma­son Mad­dox, Jojo Mad­dox, Tammy and Gage and Whit­ley Kirby and their child Kin­ley Kirby, Colin Hogue, Clay­ton Hogue, Caleb Hogue, Fel­isha and Ash­lie Franklin and their chil­dren.

Fu­neral Ser­vices were con­ducted on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 22 at 12 p.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Fu­neral Home with Rev­erend Benny Price of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in Subligna Ceme­tery with Rev­erend Larry Scog­gins in charge of grave­side rites. Pall­bear­ers serv­ing in­cluded: Zack Kirby, Cord Hogue, Steven Proper, Gage Kirby, Gene Patterson, Clay­ton Hogue, Johnny Fowler, Brent Davis, Mark Fowler, Ben­jie Price, Kyle Price, and Tony Scog­gins.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends and fam­ily on Wed­nes­day from 10 a. m. un­til the fu­neral hour at 12 p.m. at Thomas Fu­neral Home.

In ad­di­tion to flow­ers, love of­fer­ings to the Kirby fam­ily will be ac­cepted for fi­nal ex­penses.

You may leave the fam­ily on­line con­do­lences at www.thomas­fu­ner­al­home­cal­

Thomas Fu­neral Home is in charge of the ar­range­ments for Marty Kirby, age 48 of Sugar Val­ley. Mary Lea De­foor

Mary Lea Jus­tice De­foor, age 85, went home to her Heav­enly Fa­ther Aug. 20, 2018 at the home of her daugh­ter and son-in-law. Mary Lea was born in Hi­awassee, Ga. to the late Fred and Della Eller Jus­tice. She was also pre­ceded in death by her brothers, Carnes Jus­tice of Toc­coa, Ga. and John Jus­tice of Hobbs, N. M.; a baby sis­ter, Ari­zona Jus­tice; and former hus­band, Al­ton ( Pe­dro) De­foor of Cal­houn.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ter and son- in­law, Amy and Pa­trick Burns of Lavo­nia, Ga.; grand­chil­dren, Con­nor Burns and Ethan Burns; sis­ters and brother- in- law, Mar­jorie Mur­dock of Toc­coa, Wanda Sewell of Earl, N.C., Eula Mae and Starr Miller of Eas­tanollee, Marty Pace of Greer, S. C.; brothers, Melvin Jus­tice and Floyd Jus­tice, both of Toc­coa; sis­ter- in- laws, Edna Jus­tice of Toc­coa, Mar­i­lynn Jus­tice of Hobbs, N. M., Net­tie Lou (and Norman) Hollingsworth, Hazel De­foor, and Pat De­foor, all of Cal­houn as well as sev­eral nieces, neph­ews, and other rel­a­tives.

Mary Lea was very de­voted to her church, fam­ily, friends, and com­mu­nity. In her twenties and early thir­ties, she was not only a mem­ber of the Mt. Zion Bap­tist Church in Re­saca but also a mem­ber of the East­ern Star, Jaycettes, and Elkettes. She was al­ways there to help oth­ers out es­pe­cially with baby- sit­ting be­cause she loved chil­dren. She also loved gar­den­ing and cook­ing. Mary Lea was known for her de­li­cious cakes and pies. Af­ter rais­ing her daugh­ter, Mary Lea be­came a mem­ber of the New Town Bap­tist Church where she was very ac­tive. There was hardly a day that went by that she was not help­ing her church fam­ily some­how.

A ser­vice to cel­e­brate the life of Mary Lea De­foor, of­fi­ci­ated by Bro. Wal­ter Hare, was held Fri­day, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at the New Town Bap­tist Church. A fam­ily view­ing was held from 4 to 5 p. m. on Thurs­day, Aug. 23 then the fam­ily re­ceived vis­i­tors from 5 to 8 p. m. Thurs­day and noon to 2 p.m. on Fri­day at New Town Bap­tist.

In lieu of flow­ers, please do­nate to ei­ther New Town Bap­tist Church, the ALS so­ci­ety of Ge­or­gia, or Autism Speaks in mem­ory of her.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments for Mary Lea Jus­tice De­foor are un­der the care and di­rec­tion of Max Bran­non and Sons Fu­neral Home of Cal­houn. Richard Good­noe, Sr.

Richard Good­noe, Sr. passed away re­cently.

Born in War­ren Pa., he was a Army vet­eran and welder by trade. He was the son of the late Shirley Good­noe and the late Richard Good­noe.

His chil­dren are: Melissa Young and son- in= law Joe Young; David Good­noe Jr and daugh­ter- in­law Kelly Good­noe; grand­chil­dren, Ja­cob and Sa­man­tha Young, Morgan and Lacy Good­noe; sis­ter, Donna Coates of War­ren, Pa. and brother Harvey Gor­ton of War­ren, Pa., sis­ter Laura Krauss and brother- in­law Eric Krauss of John­sonville, Tenn. Mul­ti­ple nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

A grave­side ser­vice will be held on Mon­day, Aug. 27, 2018, 3 p. m. at Ge­or­gia Na­tional Ceme­tery, in Can­ton. Ge­or­gia Fu­neral Care of Ac­worth is in charge of ser­vices. Jerry Quinn

Jerry Clifton Quinn, 77, of the Pine Chapel com­mu­nity, died Wed­nes­day, Aug. 15, 2018 at his home fol­low­ing a year of de­clin­ing health. Jerry was born in Gor­don County on April 2, 1941, son of the late Clyde and Pearl Fair Quinn. In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he was pre­ceded in death by a son, Keith Quinn; brother, Rae Quinn; and sis­ters, Shirley Quinn Cog­gins and Sue Quinn Col­lum.

Jerry was a grad­u­ate of Red Bud High School, Class of 1959. He was a lifetime mem­ber of the Cal­houn Elks Lodge and Red Car­pet Cat­tle­men, where he ex­celled in cook­ing steaks for the mem­bers and at birth­day par­ties. Jerry was a 50- year mem­ber of the Coo­sawat­tee Ma­sonic Lodge #306 F&AM, and was As­sis­tant Chief with the Cal­houn Fire Depart­ment, re­tir­ing af­ter 37 years of ded­i­cated ser­vice. He enjoyed the out­doors and work­ing with his cat­tle. He loved his fam­ily, and spend­ing time with them at their place on the Hi­wassee River. He was a mem­ber of Pine Chapel Methodist Church.

He leaves be­hind his wife, Carol Gra­ham Quinn, to whom he was mar­ried for 59 years; his son and daugh­ter-in-law, Kelly and Pam Quinn of Re­saca; grand­chil­dren, Tiffany Lawrence and her hus­band Ja­had, of Cal­houn, Austin Quinn of Cal­houn, and Mon­ica Quinn of Du­luth; great- grand­chil­dren, Tayia Lawrence and Tiara Lawrence, and Jaden Lawrence; mother-in-law, Janie King; brothers- in- law, Larry Gra­ham of Rome, and Morgan Cog­gins of Re­saca; and sis­terin- law, Edna Quinn of Cal­houn; along with other rel­a­tives.

Ser­vices to honor the life of Jerry Clifton “Smokey” Quinn were con­ducted Sat­ur­day, Aug. 18, at 4 p. m. from Trin­ity Bap­tist Church, 1170 Rome Road SW, Cal­houn, with Rev. Ed­die Bran­non and Rev. Louise El­more of­fi­ci­at­ing. Mu­sic was ar­ranged by Jody Darby. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in Chan­dler Ceme­tery with hon­ors ac­corded by the Cal­houn Fire Depart­ment. Pall­bear­ers serv­ing in­cluded Austin Quinn, Jamie Gra­ham, Larry Thoma­son, Joe Darby, Max Mash­burn, and Jack Dyer. Honorary pall­bear­ers are mem­bers of the Cal­houn Fire Depart­ment.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends on Fri­day, Aug. 17 from 5 un­til 8 p. m. at Trin­ity Bap­tist Church.

Con­do­lences may be ex­pressed, and the guest book signed at www.maxbran­nonand­

Flow­ers were ac­cepted, or me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be given in Jerry’s mem­ory to: Ge­or­gia Firefighters Burn Foun­da­tion, at gfbf. org, or mail to, GFBF, 2575 Chan­tilly Dr., At­lanta, GA 30324; or “Santa in Uni­form”, c/o Gor­don County Fire Depart­ment, 218 Pub­lic Safety Dr. SE, Cal­houn, GA 30701.

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