Obituaries

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The Standard Journal - - OBITUARIES -

Mr. Lump­kin

Mr. Howard B. Lump­kin, age 90, of Kingston, and for­merly of Rockmart, passed away Thurs­day, Sept. 24, 2015 at his res­i­dence fol­low­ing sev­eral months of de­clin­ing health.

He was born in Rockmart, on Sept. 2, 1925, a son of the late Frank M. Lump­kin and Gla­dys Parham Lump­kin.

He had been a res­i­dent of Bar­tow County for the past ten years but had lived the greater part of his life in Rockmart.

Mr. Lump­kin was a mem­ber of the Sec­ond Bap­tist Church of Rockmart. He re­tired from the Ford Mo­tor Com­pany, Hapeville Assem­bly Plant fol­low­ing thirty two years of ser­vice.

Mr. Lump­kin was a vet­eran of the United States Army and served dur­ing World War II. He en­joyed work­ing out­side in his yard for many years un­til his health failed in re­cent months.

Mr. Lump­kin also as­sisted his wife with her day care cen­ter for thirty years.

In ad­di­tion to his fa­ther and mother, he was pre­ceded in death by his step mother, Edna Lump­kin, a son, Phil Lump­kin in 1964, a daugh­ter, Melba Lorraine (Lori) Dunn in 2003, and by a brother, Wil­liam Lump­kin.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 68 years, Betty Lump­kin, Kingston, to whom he was mar­ried on Sept. 12, 1947; daugh­ter, Cindy Sam­ples, Rockmart; three grand­chil­dren: Wes­ley Howard Sam­ples, At­lanta; Crys­tal Shay Spexarth, Rome; and Jes­sica Dunn, Rome; one great grand­daugh­ter, Syd­ney Lorin Spexarth, Rome; brother, Don­ald Lump­kin, Johns Creek; and a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews.

Grave­side fu­neral and in­ter­ment ser­vices were held Sun­day, Sept. 27, 2105 at 2 p.m. in Rose Hill Ceme­tery with Rev. Calvin Brown of­fi­ci­at­ing and mil­i­tary hon­ors de­liv­ered by the Honor Guard of Brown-Wright Post # 12 of the Amer­i­can Le­gion.

The Honor Guard of Brown-Wright Post served as pall­bear­ers.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for the fu­neral of Mr. Howard B. Lump­kin.

Mrs. Cook

Mrs. Betty Joyce Lee Cook, age 59 of Rockmart, passed away Wed­nes­day, Sept. 23, 2015.

Mrs. Cook was born March 15, 1956 in Chicago, daugh­ter of the late Grady Vir­gil Lee, Jr. and the late Mat­tie Ione Shea­pard Lee.

She was a home­maker and a mem­ber of the Seney Bap­tist Church. She en­joyed col­lect­ing dolls, sewing and play­ing cards, but her great­est love was her fam­ily and grand­chil­dren

Sur­vivors in­cluded her hus­band, Clifford D. Cook of Rockmart; four sons, Duane Wade Cook and his wife Ge­or­gia of Rockmart, Jody Lee Cook and his wife Christy of Cedartown, Matthew Joseph Cook of Rockmart and Dusty Allen Cook and his wife Jac­que­line of Euharlee; three sis­ters, Linda Dianne Pausz of Chicago, Sheila June Lee of Mis­sis­sippi and Sarah Ann Lee Mann of Aroney, Ala.; brother, Ken­neth Glenn Lee of Aragon; six grand­chil­dren, nieces and neph­ews also sur­vived.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mrs. Cook were held on Sun­day, Sept. 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Free­man Harris Fu­neral Home with Rev. Don­nie Sut­ton and Rev. Brent Ed­wards of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment ser­vices fol­lowed in the fam­ily lot of the New Prospect Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery with Brother Steve Cook of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Dekota Cook, Zack Cook, Rod­ney Hodges, Scott Wil­liams, Scott Malewski and Baylee Mann.

Honorary es­corts were Alexis Cook, Austin Cook, Jeremy Cook and Brooke Tyson.

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 Mrs. Betty Joyce Lee Cook.

Mrs. Grib­ble

Mrs. Frances Motes Grib­ble, age 94 of Tay­lorsville, for­merly of the Flint Hill Com­mu­nity, passed away Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Sept. 23, 2015.

Mrs. Grib­ble was born Feb. 1, 1921 in Polk County, daugh­ter of the late John Wil­liam Motes and the late Mat­tie Siniard Motes.

She was a home­maker and a mem­ber of the Flint Hill Bap­tist Church for the past 68 years. Mrs. Grib­ble loved to work in her gar­den and visit the sick, but her great­est love was her home and fam­ily.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Mr. Ralph N. Grib­ble on April 23, 1990; three sis­ters, Mrs. Ann Dodd, Mrs. Margie Shi­flett and Mrs. Floy T. Mor­gan; two broth­ers, Mr. Ray­ford Motes and Mr. Don­ald Motes; and a great­grand­son, Adam Nolan Hughes.

Sur­vivors in­cluded a daugh­ter and son-in­law, Pat and Ray Hughes of Tay­lorsville; three grand­chil­dren, Christy and Joseph Rut­land of Tay­lorsville, Tammy and David Beckom of Aragon and Jeff Hughes of Tay­lorsville; five great- grand­chil­dren, Jes­sica Blanken­ship, Bailee Rut­land, Kris­ten Rut­land, Ha­ley Brown and Seth Beckom; three great- great­grand­chil­dren; sis­terin-law, Jeanette Motes of Rockmart; broth­erin-law, Doug Dodd of Hi­ram; nieces and neph­ews; and spe­cial friends, Raiford and Anne Gen­try of Rome.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mrs. Grib­ble were held on Satur­day, Sept. 26, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the Flint Hill Bap­tist Church with Rev. Don Spears and Brother Mel­ton Moss of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment ser­vices fol­lowed in the fam­ily lot of the Live Oak Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Phil Brum­be­low, Eric Brum­be­low, Steve Dodd, Mike Dodd, Richie Argo and John Argo.

Honorary es­corts were mem­bers of the Ruth Sun­day School Class of Flint Hill Bap­tist Church.

Those wish­ing to do so, may make me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions to the Flint Hill Bap­tist Church, 1111 Mor­ris Road, SE, Aragon, Ga., 30104 in mem­ory of Mrs. Grib­ble.

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 Mrs. Frances Motes Grib­ble.

Mrs. Els­berry

Mrs. Mil­dred Els­berry, age 90, of Rockmart, passed away Tues­day, Sept. 22, 2015.

She was born in Rockmart on March 1, 1925 a daugh­ter of the late Thomas Pen­del­ton Drew and An­nie McGukin Drew.

Mrs. Els­berry had lived all of her life in Rockmart where she was a mem­ber of the Rockmart Church of Christ.

She was a for­mer seam­stress with the He­len Ann Dress Shop and was a re­tired em­ployee of the Polk School Dis­trict hav­ing worked in the Cafe­te­ria of Rockmart High School.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents she was pre­ceded in death by her first hus­band James Rus­sell Moore on Dec. 29, 1944, and by her sec­ond hus­band Wil­liam Howard Els­berry on Jan. 6, 1984.

She was also pre­ceded in death by her son, James Keith Moore on Oct. 10, 2003; two broth­ers: Ray­mond Drew and Thomas P. Drew and by five sis­ters: Pearl El­rod, Josephine Barnes, An­nie Ruth Weatherly, Mar­garet Cra­ton and Dorothy Bow­man.

Sur­vivors in­clude two daugh­ters: Linda Durocher and hus­band John, Rockmart and Kim Leather­wood and hus­band Michael, Rockmart; eight grand- chil­dren, 19 great grand­chil­dren, three great great grand­chil­dren and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews, in­clud­ing a spe­cial niece and nephew, Sherry and Richard Pace, and sev­eral great nieces and great neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Fri­day, Sept. 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Rockmart Church of Christ with a grand­son Eric Durocher and Min­is­ter Josh Cle­venger of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in Rose Hill Ceme­tery.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Shane Leather­wood, Nick Leather­wood, Eric Durocher, Brent Durocher, Kip Moore and Richard Pace.

The fam­ily would like to ex­tend a spe­cial thanks to Ms. Deb­bie for tak­ing care of Ms. Els­berry’s cats.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for the fu­neral of Mrs. Mil­dred Els­berry.

Mr. Spinks

Mr. Curtis “Hot Rod” Spinks, age 78 of Rockmart, passed away Tues­day evening, Sept. 22, 2015.

Mr. Spinks was born May 4, 1937 in Rockmart, son of the late Ru­fus Calvin Spinks and the late Gussie Emi­line Spinks.

He proudly served in the United States Army Re­serve.

Mr. Spinks was a mem­ber of the Euharlee Prim­i­tive Bap­tist Church where he served as a dea­con for over 40 years and was a ma­chin­ist hav­ing re­tired from the Goodyear Aerospace Com­pany.

He was rec­og­nized for his abil­ity to build mo­tors for rac­ing and won sev­eral tro­phies for that ac­com­plish­ment.

Sur­vivors in­cluded his wife, Martha Faye Agan Spinks of Rockmart to whom he mar­ried Sept. 15, 1962; three chil­dren, Pre­ston Spinks and Vi­vian Spinks both of Rockmart and Andy Spinks and his wife Re­nee of De­catur; two grand­chil­dren, Emily Spinks and Levi Spinks also sur­vived.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mr. Spinks were held on Satur­day morn­ing, Sept. 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Free­man Harris Fu­neral Home with El­der Marty Smith, El­der Joseph Hayes and Brother Larry An­drews of­fi­ci­at­ing.

A eu­logy was given by his grand­daugh­ter, Miss Emily Spinks. In­ter­ment ser­vices fol­lowed in the fam­ily lot of the Hills Creek Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Bobby Carl­ton, Brad Carl­ton, Tony Reeves, James Hem­bree, Steve Rodgers and Mark Fen­nell.

Honorary pall­bear­ers were Glenn Harper, Joel Boyd, Guy Atkins, Bill Carmichael, Doug Ran­dall and Ru­fus Cantrell.

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. Curtis “Hot Rod” Spinks.

Mr. Ross

Mr. John War­ren Ross, 84 years old, passed away on Tues­day Sept. 22, 2015.

The fam­ily maybe reach at the home of a son Mr. John Woodall at 201 Mar­shall St., Cedartown, Ga.

The fi­nal ar­rage­ment are in­com­plete and will be an­nounce later by the Wing­field Fu­neral home of Cedartown.

Mr. Teems

Mr. Ed­ward C. Teems, age 87, of Lin­dale, passed away Mon­day, Sept. 21, 2015.

He was born in Aragon, on May 24, 1928 a son of the late John Calvin Teems, Sr. and Era Brook­shire Teems.

Mr. Teems had lived the greater part of his life in Polk County but had made his home in Lin­dale for the past six years. He was a mem­ber of the Church of God of the Union Assem­bly and was a re­tired self em­ployed en­tre­pre­neur.

Mr. Teems was a vet­eran of the U.S. Air Force serv­ing from 1946 to 1949.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents he was pre­ceded in death by two sis­ters: Betty Ruth Teems and Judy Rad­ford and by three broth­ers: John C. Teems, Jr., Ce­cil Teems and Lewis Teems.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 64 years, Doris Waddell Teems of Lin­dale to whom he was mar­ried on Au­gust 18, 1951; four chil­dren: Shirley Bear­den, Dal­las, Van Teems, Aragon, Ar­nell Po­dosek, Hi­ram and Dana Teems, Lin­dale; brother, Doyle Teems, Cen­tre, Ala.; 13 grand­chil­dren, 18 great grand­chil­dren and a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Wed­nes­day, Sept. 23, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home with Rev. Jim Bow­ers of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Aragon Ceme­tery with the Honor Guard of Brown-Wright Post # 12 of the Amer­i­can Le­gion in charge of mil­i­tary hon­ors.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Jamy Teems, Cory Teems, Zach Teems, Paden Teems, Jeff Chan­dler, Kris Bear­den, Chance Hayes and Cal Teems. Honorary pall­bear­ers were: Becky Knott, Jessie Craine, Jor­dan Hayes, Sa­man­tha Teems and Mol­lie Teems,

In lieu of flow­ers the fam­ily has re­quested that me­mo­rial gifts be made to The Wounded War­rior Pro­ject, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 in mem­ory of Mr. Teems.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for the fu­neral of Mr. Ed­ward C. Teems.

Mr. Hooper

Mr. Doyce Ed­ward Hooper, age 84, of Cedartown, passed away on Tues­day evening, Sept. 22, 2015.

Mr. Hooper was born on April 1, 1931 in Polk County, son of Wil­liam C. Hooper and Evie Belle John­son Hooper.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, a num­ber of broth­ers and sis­ters and by his wife, Bob­bie M. Hooper in De­cem­ber 2012.

He at­tended Union Grove Bap­tist Church.

Doyce Hooper is sur­vived by his son and daugh­ter in law, Ed­die and Lisa Hooper; his grand­daugh­ter, Jill and Michael McGee; his grand­son, Chance Hooper; his great grand­daugh­ter, Har­ley McGee; broth­ers, David Hooper and Charles Hooper; sis­ters, Ruby Nell Camp, Ellen Dempsey and Ar­tie Belle McFall. A num­ber of neph­ews and nieces also sur­vive.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends on Thurs­day, Sept. 24, 2015 from 6 p.m. un­til 9 p.m. at the Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mr. Doyce Ed­ward Hooper were con­ducted on Fri­day, Sept. 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Lite­sey Fu­neral Home with Rev. Barry Snapp and Rev. An­thony Os­born of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the North View Ceme­tery with Rev. An­thony Traw­ick of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The f ol­low­ing Gen­tle­men served as Pall­bear­ers: Ed Wor­sham, Ray Wor­sham, Garry Dal­ton, Larry Dal­ton, Jodi Guice and Terry Green. Honorary Pall­bear­ers will be staff mem­bers of Cedar Hill As­sisted Liv­ing.

The fam­ily re­spect­fully re­quest that flow­ers please be omit­ted and me­mo­rial do­na­tions be made in mem­ory of Mr. Hooper to Cedar Hill As­sisted Liv­ing, 402 E. Ella­wood Ave., Cedartown, 30125 or to Vic­tory Bap­tist Church, 15 Hen­drix Road, Rockmart, 30153.

Con­do­lences to the fam­ily may be done so

Ms. Mad­dox

Miss Betty Jane Mad­dox, age 81, of Cedartown, passed away on Mon­day, Sept. 21, 2015.

She was born on Nov. 9, 1933 in Cedartown, the daugh­ter of Robert Danie Mad­dox and Lil­lian Mae In­gram Mad­dox.

Prior to her re­tire­ment Miss Mad­dox had worked for Diana’s Dress Shop and Cato’s Fash­ion in Cedartown for many years. Fol­low­ing her re­tire­ment she also worked for Kroger for sev­eral years un­til her health de­clined. She was a mem­ber of the Westview Bap­tist Church in Tal­lapoosa.

Miss Mad­dox is sur­vived by neph­ews, Ge­orge & Sharon Mad­dox, Jr. and Calvin & Betty Sue Mad­dox and her sis­ter in law, Betty Faye Mad­dox. Great neph­ews and nieces also sur­vive.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents she was also pre­ceded in death by her brother, Ge­orge Mad­dox, Sr., and a great nephew Kyle Mad­dox.

Miss Mad­dox was cre­mated and a Me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at a later date.

Per­sonal con­do­lences to the fam­ily may be done so by vis­it­ing lite­seyfh.com to sign the online guest book.

The Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home was in charge of the ar­range­ments for Miss Betty Jane Mad­dox.

Mr. Tomp­kins

Mr. Leonard M. Tomp­kins, age 78, of Cedartown, passed away Sun­day, Sept. 20, 2015 in Buchanan, fol­low­ing sev­eral months of de­clin­ing health.

He was born in Ma­ri­etta on Sept. 19, 1937, a son of the late A. D. Tomp­kins and Fan­nie Sellers Tomp­kins.

Mr. Tomp­kins lived the early years of his life in the Cobb County area be­fore mov­ing to Polk County where he has made his home for a num­ber of years.

He loved to hunt and fish and was a re­tired em­ployee of At­lantic Steel. Af­ter re­tire­ment from At­lantic Steel he also en­joyed a ca­reer as an over the road truck driver.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents he was pre­ceded in death by a daugh­ter La’Chelle Tomp­kins and by two sis­ters: Ger­tie Mae Tomp­kins and Louella Dob­bins.

Sur­vivors in­clude two sons: James Alan Childers and wife Sher­rie of Forsyth and En­dia Tomp­kins, Cedartown; two broth­ers: Fred Tomp­kins, Ma­ri­etta and Ed­ward Tomp­kins, Smyrna; five grand­chil­dren and a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Grave­side fu­neral and in­ter­ment ser­vices were held Tues­day, Sept. 22, 2015 at 3 p.m. in Rose Hill Ceme­tery with Rev. Jeff Hulsey of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Greg Rainey, Ricky Sor­rells, Matt Gar­rett, Keith Rainey and Clint Shoe­maker.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for the fu­neral of Mr. Leonard M. Tomp­kins.

Mrs. Hester

Mrs. Amelia Jean Rober­son Hester, age 57 of Rockmart, passed away Sun­day evening, Sept. 20, 2015.

Mrs. Hester was born on July 26, 1958 in Rome, daugh­ter of James “Sonny” Rober­son and Bil­lie Head Cum­mings. She was a mem­ber of the Mt. Pis­gah Bap­tist Church of Mable­ton.

Mrs. Hester was a grad­u­ate of the Pauld­ing County High School Class of 1976. She earned her BA De­gree from Shorter Univer­sity and re­ceived her Master’s De­gree from West Ge­or­gia Univer­sity.

She was a re­tired ed­u­ca­tor hav­ing taught in the Cal­houn City School Sys­tem for 18 years and Polk School Dis­trict for 2 years. Amelia en­joyed work­ing in her yard, gar­den­ing and flow­ers and had a great love for an­i­mals.

Sur­vivors in­clude her daugh­ter, Con­stance Tay­lor of Vin­ings; fa­ther and step-mother, James “Sonny” Rober­son and Carolyn Rat­teree Rober­son of Rockmart; mother, Bil­lie Head Cum­mings of Rockmart; sis­ter, Ce­cilia “Sissy” Daniel of Rockmart; brother, Kevin Cum­mings and his wife Natasha of Rockmart; grand­child, An­thonie Curtis; and three neph­ews, Dreagon Gil­ley, Dil­lon Daniel and Ethan Cum­mings.

Fu­neral grave­side and in­ter­ment ser­vices for Mrs. Hester will be held on Tues­day morn­ing, Sept. 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Holly Springs Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery with Rev. Jimmy Ca­son of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests that me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions be made to the True Gospel Mis­sion­ary Church, 671 Terry White Road, Aragon Ga., 30104 or to the char­ity of your choice in mem­ory of Mrs. Hester.

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

Free­man Harris Fu­neral Home is in charge of the fu­neral grave­side ser­vices for Mrs. Amelia Jean Rober­son Hester.

Mrs. Shaw

Mrs. An­nie Rose Shaw, 75, of Rockmart, for­merly of Tay­lorsville, passed away on Sun­day, Sept. 20, 2015.

A Fu­neral Ser­vice was held on Thurs­day, Sept. 24, 2015 at 1 p.m. at King­dom Hall of Je­ho­vah’s Wit­ness of Aragon. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in Polk Mem­ory Gar­dens.

She was born to Ruth (Polly) Davis Al­bert and Wil­lie Lig­gons on Jan. 4, 1940 in Tay­lorsville.

An­nie Rose mar­ried James Shaw, Jr in 1958. They were mar­ried for 57 years and five chil­dren were born to this union.

She at­tended school in Bar­tow County and re­tired from Goodyear Tire Com­pany in 1997 af­ter 29 years of ser­vice. She ded­i­cated her life and be­came one of Je­ho­vah’s Wit­nesses in 1974.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; broth­ers: Mel­ton Holt, John Franklin Al­bert and Wil­liam Lig­gons; sis­ters, Louise Thompson, Emily Wil­son and Juanita Els­berry.

She leaves to re­mem­ber her in love, her hus­band, James Shaw Jr.; four daugh­ters, Phyl­lis (Robert) Ware, Sylvia (Rod­ney) Boyd, Pamela Shaw and Stephanie (By­ron) Lee; one son, James ( Myrna ) Shaw III; grand­daugh­ters, Car­ring­ton Ware and San­d­rina Boyd; sis­ter, Carolyn Mitchell; sis­terin-law, Etta Vereen, and a host of lov­ing nieces, neph­ews, cousins and a dear friend , Lil­lie Dyar.

Con­do­lences may be ex­pressed at: www. mack­ep­pinger­fu­ner­al­home.com

Mack Ep­pinger and Sons Fu­neral Ser­vice, Inc. were in charge of the ar­range­ments.

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