Mr. Jimmy Dale Richardson, age 75, of Rockmart, passed away on Thursday, Oct.
6, 2016. He was born on Jan. 21, 1941 in Cleveland, Ala., the son of the late Harvey and Lizzie Moss Richardson.
Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife, Maggie Forhand Hill Richardson; son, Doug Richardson; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Richardson is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Anne Richardson and Louise Winslette and brothers, Walter Richardson and D.L. Richardson.
In keeping with Mr. Richardson’s wishes, he was cremated.
A graveside memorial service was held on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Polk Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating.
The family has requested that flowers are to be omitted; however, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Richardson.
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. Jimmy Dale Richardson.
Mr. Roger William Grant, age 63, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday evening, Oct. 6, 2016 following an extended illness.
Mr. Grant was born on Aug. 27, 1953 in LaGrange, a son of the late Johnny William Grant and Lois Carter Grant.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, John Howard Grant and Mike Grant; and a sister, Linda Smith.
He was a kindred spirit, never meeting a stranger and always loving those he met. Mr. Grant loved and cherished his wife, family and friends and we are all much richer for having him in our lives the time that we did. Mr. Grant was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Mrs. Marian Cooter Grant; his sisters, Brenda Blaylock, Judy Jordan and Kay Dickett; his brothers, Edward Grant, Currin Grant and Ricky Bowles; his daughters and their families, Ashley Bolton and Chase, Hannah Grant, Sherry Cantrell and Jason; his son and daughter in law, Davie Lee Crawford and Heather; his special brother in law and his wife, Tommy Baker and Alida Baker; a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. Roger is also survived by his special friends, Jerry Bates, David and Vicky Gable, Albert Smith and Lessie and Kenneth Tracey.
Memorial services for Mr. Roger William Grant will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, Oct, 15, 2016 at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Kendall Davis and Hospice Chaplain Allen Fuller officiating.
The family received friends on Sunday evening, Oct. 9, 2016 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.
Following visitation and in accordance with Mr. Grant’s wishes, he will be cremated.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Grant’s memory to the: American Heart and Lung Associations.
Visit the memorial web site at www.liteseyfh.com to extend personal condolences to the family and to sign the online guestbook.
The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Roger William Grant.
Mr. Elmer Newton Roberson, age 84, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in a Rome medical center.
He was born in Taylorsville, on Oct. 21, 1931 a son of the late Henry Newton Roberson and Beulah Cox Roberson.
Mr. Roberson had lived all of his life in Taylorsville where he was a member of the Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church and had served as a Deacon since 1959.
He was a retired self employed concrete contractor. Mr. Roberson enjoyed gardening, telling stories and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Willia.m.s Roberson on May 2, 2000; by a grandson Shane Roberson ; by two sisters: Faye Garrett and Christine Bailey and five brothers: Franklin, Stewart, Charles, Ray and Dean Roberson.
He is survived by a son, Larry Roberson (Mary), Jackson, GA; daughter, Lisa Bunch (Gary), Taylorsville; best friend and companion Freddie Wolfe, Taylorsville; her children who he called his own: Cindy Gurniewicz ( John), Powder Springs, Lynn Lanier (Rusty), Taylorsville; Dawn Wood (Lance), Rockmart, Greg Wolfe, Taylorsville, Teresa Wilson (Kenneth), Cartersville and Patti Wheeler, Brandon, Miss.; sister, Glenda Garrett (Rev. Charles), Rockmart; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren ; one great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Garrett officiating.
Interment followed in the Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery with Rusty Lanier officiating.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers and include: Faron Bailey, Tim Garrett, Matt Garrett, Danny Roberson, Gary Roberson, Jackie Roberson and David Willia.m.s.
The family will receive friends Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home.
The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mr. Elmer Newton Roberson.
Mrs. Margaret Jean Rider, age 81, of Rockmart passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 in a Rome medical center.
She was born in Cedartown on Sept. 6, 1935, a daughter of the late Willia.m. Archie McLarty and Gertha Dill McLarty. Mrs. Rider moved to Rockmart from Austell where she was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith and she had a great love for her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Rider and a brother, Gary McLarty.
Survivors include her two sons: Phillip R. Deems, I and his wife Debra, Jacksonville, Fla. and Tony Deems and his wife Nina; Pikeville, Ky.; two grandchildren: Phillip Rider II (Angela), Orlando, Fla., and Krista Deems, Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Darnice Brownlee and her husband Loen, Douglasville; sister in law Helen McLarty, Villa Rica; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside funeral and interment services will be held Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Northview Cemetery of Cedartown with Rev. David Warriner officiating.
The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home.
The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Margaret Jean Rider.
Mr. Rory "Scott" Barrett, age 55 of Cedartown, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1960 in Cedartown, the son of J.T. Barrett and Lydia Pope Barrett.
Mr. Barrett had worked for Lee Cylinder and also the Newark Paperboard Company.
He was preceded in death by his father, J.T. Barrett, his mother, Lydia Pope Barrett and his sister, Joyce B. Jones.
Mr. Barrett is survived by his brother, Mike Archer; nephew, Brian Jones and niece, Debbie Howard. Great nephews and nieces also survive.
Mr. Barrett was cremated and a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
For personal condolences and to sign the online guest book, please visit our web site at liteseyfh. com.
The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Rory Scott Barrett.
Mrs. Mary Ruth Moody, age 84, of Cedartown, Ga., passed away on Monday evening, October 3, 2016.
Mrs. Moody was born on June 18, 1932 in Haralson County the daughter of the late Ja.m.es Arthur Long and the late Lillie Pearl Adkins Long.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willia.m. Hira.m. "Bill" Moody.
She is survived by her daughter, Gail Duncan and her grad daughter, Sabrina Lynn Duncan. She is also survived by her loving and devoted cat and dog, Baddie and Skippy.
In keeping with Mrs. Moody's wishes, she was cremated. The Memorial Service for Mrs. Mary Ruth Moody will be conducted on Friday afternoon, Oct. 7, 2016 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.
The family received friends on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 prior to the funeral hour at the Litesey Funeral Home.
The family has asked that flowers please be omitted and donations made to the Cedartown Humane Society P.O. Box 1339, Cedartown, Ga. 30125
For personal condolences and to sign the online guestbook, please visit liteseyfh.com.
The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Mary Ruth Moody.
Mrs. Sara Anne Dunn, 74, of Cumming, died at home Sunday, Oct. 3, 2016 of natural causes.
She was the widow of the late Kenneth Franklin Dunn, to whom she was wed over 53 years.
Together, they were parents to four children, Mr. Joseph Dewayne Dunn of Marietta, Mr. Kenneth Franklin Dunn Jr., of Belmont, N.C., and two daughters lost in infancy, Stephanie and Susan.
In addition to her sons, Mrs. Dunn is survived by her sister, Carolyn Meeks of Barnesville, and her grandson, Colby Spencer Dunn of Belmont, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her brother Joseph Moore, and by her parents Agnes Spivey Moore and Shellie B. Moore.
At her country home, Mrs. Dunn was an avid wild animal watcher. She and her husband fed almost any animal that happened by, including migratory birds, a menagerie of dogs through the years, squirrels looking for an easy living, deer hiding during hunting season, and even mice that once invaded the family car.
Mrs. Dunn also kept pet cats, providing love, food, shelter, and a place to watch the wildlife with her, albeit from windowsills, spoiling their desires to hunt below the bird feeders that tempted them so.
She was a strident believer in the Gospels and teachings of her lord and savior Jesus Christ. This faith greatly filled her days, and consoled her since her husband’s passing with a promise that they would be reunited.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Dunn and Rev. Jimmy Shoemaker officiating. Inurnment will follow in Rockmart Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Saturday prior to the memorial hour at the funeral home.
The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the memorial service for Mrs. Sara Anne Dunn.
Mr. Lee Frank West, age 89 of Smyrna, formerly of Rockmart, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1927 in Floyd County, the son of the late Willia.m. Edward and Cora Robinson West.
Mr. West is survived by his daughters, Cathy Jackson and Sandra Heard; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. West is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Frances Sanders West and numerous brothers and sisters.
The funeral arrangements for Mr. Lee Frank West were conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at 12 p.m. at the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Eddy Hughes officiating. Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family of Mr. West received family and friends on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 from at the Gammage Funeral Home.
The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Seth Benefield, Eric Heard, Chad Jackson, Garion Piatt, Gary Piatt and Jimmy Teal.
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. Lee Frank West.
Mr. Willia.m. "Jerry" Smith, age 70, passed away on Sept. 30, 2016 at home in Ta.m.pa, Fla.
He was born in Richmond, Ind., on Sept. 18, 1946 to Willia.m. and Mary (May) Smith.
He was a honorable veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and worked his career as a plant manager at several locations across the country.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy (Cornett) Smith, two sons, Darien Smith (Danielle), Brian Smith (Leona), a sister, Patricia Lilley, and four grandchildren, Isabella, Parker, Mary, and Olivia Smith.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 11 a.m. at Blount and Curry Terrace Oaks Chapel in Ta.m.pa, Fla.