The Standard Journal

Agency seeks organizati­ons to run summer meal sites

- The Associated Press

Mrs. Baggett had lived all of her life in Rockmart, was a member of the Morning View Baptist Church and retired from the Goodyear Mill with 46 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Baggett in 1990.

Survivors include a niece, Sue Robinson, Rome; two great nephews: Scottie Robinson and Ricky Robinson both of Rome; two great great nephews and one great great niece also survive.

Graveside funeral and interment services were held Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at 1 p.m. in Rockmart Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jeff Hulsey officiatin­g.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangemen­ts for Mrs. Hazel Baggett.

Ms. Amber Rashea Landrum Boone, age 39 of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

She was born on Feb. 13, 1977 in Atlanta, the daughter of Charles Howard and Elizabeth Ann Dover Landrum.

Ms. Boone is survived by her parents; daughters, Abigail Virginia Boone and Gabrielle Jewel Boone; sister, Sherri Landrum England (Todd) and other numerous family members.

In keeping with her wishes she was cremated.

A memorial service for Ms. Amber Rashea Landrum Boone was conducted on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Minister Phil Rogers officiatin­g.

The family of Ms. Boone received family and friends on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 prior to the memorial service hour at Gammage Funeral Home.

The family has requested that flowers are to be omitted and memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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 Ms. Amber Rashea Landrum Boone.

Mrs. Aileene McAlister, age 88, of Rockmart passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 in a Rome medical center following several months of declining health.

She was born in Chatsworth on June 7, 1928 a daughter of the late Allen Burton Ridley and Rosie Elizabeth Couch Ridley.

Mrs. McAlister had lived in the Taylorsvil­le and Rockmart area all of her life where she was a homemaker. She loved Jesus.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Monroe McAlister and by two sons: Red and Tom McAlister.

Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Andrews; two sons: Kenny (Cindy) McAlister and Charles McAlister; a number of grandchild­ren also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Hulsey officiatin­g.

Interment followed in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends Wednesday afternoon prior to the funeral hour at the funeral home.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangemen­ts for Mrs. Aileene McAlister.

Mr. John Malcom Smull, age 62, of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 29, 2017.

Mr. Smull was born on April 6, 1954 in Monroe, Louisiana to his parents, the late Henry Ramsey Smull and Dorothy Mae Hamilton Smull.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Ramsey Smull Jr. and Robert Hamilton Smull as well as a sister, Glenda Smull McRee.

He was an associate with the Yancey Equipment Corporatio­n and served as one of the Company’s Mechanics.

He is survived by his family, his loving wife, Mrs. Sandra Oliver Smull; his children, son, Dustin Wesley Smull; daughters and sons in law, Chrystal Smull Mosqueda and her husband Jonathan, Ashley Smull, Hannah Shaw and her husband Michael and Haley Grant; his sister and brother in law, Linda Ann Tony and her husband Ron; his grandchild­ren, Aiyanna Smull, Catalina Mosqueda, Jonathan Mosqueda, Liliana Mosqueda, Emma Shaw, Anslee Grant and Adalyn Verdine. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. John Malcom Smull were conducted on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 1, 2017 at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Barry Snapp officiatin­g.

Music was under the direction of Vocalist Pam Atcheson.

Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens.

The family receive friends on Tuesday evening, Jan. 31, 2017 at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

The following Gentlemen were asked to serve as pallbearer­s: Scott McCray, Ken Hatch, Alan Rakestraw, Shane Myers, Eric Hilton and Willie Ferricks.

We invite you to visit our memorial web site at to extend your personal condolence­s to the family and to sign the online guest book.

The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangemen­ts for Mr. John Malcom Smull

Mrs. Mary Ann Plante age 62 of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

Mary Ann Plante was born in Leadville, Miss., on July 25, 1954 to the late Vernon and Mary Ruth Holland.

She worked most of her life as a RN in the Home health care.

Surviving are her husband Gene Plante, Son Joshua Plante, Daughters Donna Michele Brunson and Rebbkah Ann Plante and a sister Linda Laska.

In keeping with her wishes, her remains were cremated and a Memorial service are planed for a later date.

Condolence­s can be made to the family by signing the online book at

The Lester Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown had charge of the services for Mary Ann Plante.

Mr. Benjamin Franklin Vines, age 83, of Buchanan, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.

He was born April 2, 1933 in Buchanan, to the late John and Ethel Kerr Vines.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Kelley Vines; son and daughterin-law, Benny and Shelia Vines; grandson, Heath Vines; five sisters and four brothers.

Mr. Vines was a dedicated member of New Canaan Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army.

He retired from Mead Packaging after 42 years. He enjoyed gardening, farming and his cattle.

Frank is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Bradley Bentley, of Buchanan; sons and daughter- in- law, Brad and Suzy Vines, of Tallapoosa and Barry Vines, of Woodland, Ala.; sisters and brother in law, Jeanette and Charles Callihan, of Buchanan and Faye Crawford, of Cedartown; grandchild­ren, Brandi Vines, Josh Cash, Treston Vines, Drake Vines, Brandall Bentley, and Bradee Lane Bentley; and four great-grandchild­ren.

Funeral services were held Jan. 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. at New Canaan Baptist Church with Pastor Lee Patrick and Pastor Jason Hudgens officiatin­g.

Music was provided by Katie Williams and the New Canaan Church Choir.

Pallbearer­s serving were Brandon Walker, Will Knight, Graysen Knight, Richard McCollum, Auston Patrick, and Lucas Patrick.

Interment followed in New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.

Sympathies may be sent to the family at www. miller- funeralhom­

Mill e r Funeral Home o f Tallapoosa served the family of Mr. Benjamin Franklin Vines.

Mr. Teddy Lee Shanks, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2017 at his home in Watkinsvil­le, GA., after a long illness.

Mr. Shanks was born Aug. 15, 1945, in West Helena, Ark., to Johnny and Vera Robertson Shanks, the third of six children: Bobby, Barbara, Teddy, Dianne, Carol and Danny.

He was a 1963 graduate of Rockmart High School and subsequent­ly served in the United States Army.

After graduating from Athens Technical College in 1979, Mr. Shanks spent much of his profession­al career as a Radiation Safety Officer in the Environmen­tal Safety Department of the University of Georgia, from which he retired in 2010 after 28 years of service.

On July 27, 1968, he married his childhood sweetheart, Crisanda Grogan Shanks, at the First United Methodist Church of Rockmart. They remained loving and constant companions until his passing.

Throughout his life, Mr. Shanks loved sports and shared that love with his family. He was a four-sport letterman in high school and later coached flag football, little league baseball, rec basketball, swimming, softball and soccer for his children.

In his spare time, he loved fishing, golf, motorcycli­ng and creating a beautiful yard wherever he lived.

He was an imaginativ­e soul, writing poetry, developing games for his children that were great fun and designing unique artworks out of wood. He was a lover of nature, often taking his family hiking, picking blackberri­es, exploring rivers and beachcombi­ng for shells. He always put his family at the center of his life.

Survivors included his wife, Crisanda “Cris” Grogan Shanks of Watkinsvil­le; sons, Jeff Stelian-Shanks of North Bergen, N.J. and Sam Shanks of Monroe, N.C.; daughter, Jenilee Stanley-Shanks of Richmond, Va.; their spouses, Catalin, Philecia and Renata, respective­ly; sisters, Barbara Surface, Dianne Shanks and Carol Shanks; mother-in-law, Catheryn Mundy Grogan of Athens; grandsons, Thomas Shanks and Cooper Shanks of Monroe, N.C. and Tristan Stanley-Shanks of Richmond, Va.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Those wishing to do so, may make memorial contributi­ons to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of American at in memory of Mr. Shanks.

Lord and Stephens, West, Funeral Home of Watkinsvil­le was in charge of the arrangemen­ts for Mr. Teddy Lee Shanks.

This announceme­nt is made on behalf of the family by the Freeman Harris Funeral Home.

ATLANTA — Organizers of a rally in support of Muslims and refugees in Georgia say more than 2,500 people showed up.

The event was held at the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Organizers say it drew more than 1,500 online RSVPs.

WXIA-TV reported over the weekend the rally was entitled “Atlanta Stands with Muslims and Refugees.” Participan­ts carried signs and chanted “Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are

ATLANTA — Georgia officials are looking for organizati­ons to run sites where low-income kids can get free meals during summer.

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning says schools, universiti­es, colleges and nonprofits are eligible to run the programs for low-income kids while school is out.

The program is federally funded, and sponsor organizati­ons receive welcome here!”

U. S. District Senior Judge James Robart of Seattle issued a nationwide restrainin­g order Friday blocking the travel ban put in place by President Donald Trump last week. The ban, created through an executive order, sought to block people from seven majori t y- Muslim countries from entering the United States.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer says the Department of Justice will seek an emergency stay. training from the state to set up and run meal sites.

DECAL Nutrition Services Director Falita Flowers says the program depends on organizati­ons that run meal sites.

Flowers says kids may not get nutritious meals during the summer without the program.

Officials say anyone looking for informatio­n on becoming a sponsor organizati­on can visit the DECAL web site at http://

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