De­part­ment moves in to com­pleted works fa­cil­ity

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - Top and mid­dle: New equip­ment within the work bays at the new Polk County Public Works fa­cil­ity makes the job that much eas­ier for staff do­ing main­te­nance work on county ve­hi­cles. Above: A new park­ing area gives crews plenty of space to work with stor­ing

The Home­com­ing ser­vice for Mrs. Jacque­line “Jackie” Kay McKen­zie Adair was held at the First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart on Tues­day, Sept. 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Adair Jr., Rev. Mike Woods and Rev. Ja­son Odom of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment ser­vices fol­lowed at Rock­mart Memo­rial Gar­dens.

The fol­low­ing served as pall­bear­ers: “Jay” Adair, J osh Adair, Ron­ald Lovell, James Camp­bell, Art Sum­mers and Rev. Alan Davis.

Honorary pall­bear­ers were: Jonathan Adair, Dan Casey, J o h n n y Groover, Charles Perry, Mickey Statham and Brenda Lovell.

Memo­ri­als do­na­tions may be made to one of the fol­low­ing to help them reach peo­ple for Christ: First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart, Trin­ity Bap­tist Church of Cal­houn or First Bap­tist Church of Pow­der Springs.

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. Jacque­line “Jackie” Kay McKen­zie Adair.

Mrs. Lu­cille Bed­ford Ash­more, age 9 4 of Cedar­town passed away on Sun­day, Sept. 3, 2017.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1922 in Scotts­dale, the daugh­ter of the late Es­mond and May­belle Blay­lock Bed­ford.

Mrs. Ash­more is sur­vived by her daugh­ter and son- in- law, San­dra Bald­win ( Charles); son and daugh­ter- i n- l aw, Phillip Ash­more (Bev­erly); brother, Fer­man Bed­ford (Jean­nie); grand­chil­dren, Denise Stil es ( Mike), Greg Ash­more, Brent Ash­more, and Ryan Ash­more (Leah); 11 great-grand­chil­dren; and 1 great-great grand­son.

Mrs. Ash­more is pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Carl Ash­more; par­ents; and brother, Claude Bed­ford.

The grave­side ser­vices for Mrs. Lu­cille Bed­ford Ash­more were con­ducted on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Polk Memo­rial Gar­dens Ceme­tery, with Rev. Wayne Bene­field of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The fam­ily of Mrs. Lu­cille Bed­ford Ash­more re­ceived f am­ily and friends on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 6, 2017 prior to the ser­vice hour at the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Greg Ash­more, Ryan Ash­more, Gar­rett Ash­more, Matthew Run­yon, Ethan Stiles, and Evan Stiles. Brent Ash­more served as an honorary pall­bearer.

The fam­ily re­spect­fully re­quests that flo­ral ar­range­ments be omit­ted and do­na­tions be made to the First Bap­tist Church Memo­rial Fund at P. O. Box 720 Cedar­town, Ga., 30125.

Mes­sages of con­do­lences can be made by sign­ing the on­line guest­book at gam­magefh.com

The Olin L. Gam­mage and Sons Fu­neral Home had charge of the ar­range­ments for Mrs. Lu­cille Bed­ford Ash­more.

Mr. Earnest Ran­dall Camp­bell, age 63 of Cartersvil­le f ormerly of Rock­mart passed away Sun­day, Sept. 3, 2017.

Mr. Camp­bell was born Dec. 4, 1953 in Gads­den, Ala., son of the late Earnest Earl Camp­bell and the late Nel­lie Imo­gene Wal­lace Camp­bell. He was a mem­ber of the Van Wert Bap­tist Church and a for­mer em­ployee of the Cartersvil­le Spin­ning Company.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he was pre­ceded in death by a son, Ti­mothy Ran­dall Camp­bell.

Sur­vivors in­cluded two daugh­ters, Melissa ( Ja­son) Stringer and Felicia (Billy) Mor­ris all of Cartersvil­le; sis­ter, Linda Shaw of Cedar­town; two broth­ers, Wade ( Pam) Camp­bell of Cedar­town and Roger Camp­bell of Rock­mart; six grand­chil­dren and ten great-grand­chil­dren.

Memo­rial ser­vices are to be held at a later date. P l e a s e v i s i t www. free­man­har­ris­fu­ner­als. com to ex­tend per­sonal con­do­lences to the fam­ily by sign­ing the on­line guest­book.

Free­man Har­ris Fu­neral Home was in charge of the memo­rial ar­range­ments for Mr. Earnest Ran­dall Camp­bell.

Mr. John Wil­liam Dempsey, age 74, of Cedar­town, passed away on Sun­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 3, 2017 fol­low­ing an ex­tended ill­ness.

He was born on March 26, 1943 in Polk County, the son of Luther Jack­son Dempsey and Nell Hop­per Dempsey.

Mr. Dempsey was a United States Vet­eran proudly serv­ing in the U.S. Army in South Amer­ica dur­ing the Viet­nam Era. Prior to his re­tire­ment he had worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rub­ber Company in both Cedar­town and Cartersvil­le. He re­tired fol­low­ing 37 ded­i­cated years of ser­vice. He was a avid drag racer and loved work­ing on old cars and trucks. He was a mem­ber of the An­tique Car Club.

Mr. Dempsey was pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther, Luther Jack­son Dempsey, his mother, Nell Hop­per Dempsey and his brother in law, Ray Chan­dler.

He is sur­vived by his wi f e , C i n d y E s t e s Dempsey and his sis­ter, Sarah Dempsey Chan­dler. Nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews, cousins and other rel­a­tives also sur­vive.

The Memo­rial Ser­vice for John Wil­liam Dempsey were con­ducted on Thurs­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 7, 2017 at 3 p. m. from the chapel of the Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home with Rev. Reginald Camp­bell of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Jack­son Chapel Ceme­tery with military hon­ors be­ing con­ducted by the Brew­ster-Cleve­land Post 86 Honor Guard. The fam­ily re­ceived friends on Thurs­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 7, 2017 at the Lite­sey Fu­neral Home.

For per­sonal con­do­lence and to sign the on­line guest­book, please visit lite­seyfh.com.

The Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home was in charge of the ar­range­ments for Mr. John Wil­liam Dempsey.

Mr. Lan­don Scott Sides, age 20, of Cedar­town, passed away Sun­day, Sept. 3, 2017 at Cobb Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, Austell.

Mr. Sides had lived all of his life in the Rock­mart and Aragon area.

He was a mem­ber of the Wim­berly Hill Bap­tist Church and his hob­bies in­cluded skate­board­ing and play­ing the gui­tar.

Mr. Sides was pre­ceded in death by grand­par­ents: Joe and Lena Turner, Peggy Mitchell and Di­ane Sides; by an un­cle, Billy Sides and aunt Brenda In­gram.

Sur­vivors in­clude his fa­ther, Kevin Sides and wife Tammy, Cedar­town; mother, Marenda Wa­ters and hus­band Ja­son, Rock­mart; s i s t er, Lacey Sides, Rock­mart; brother, Christ opher Lane Sides, Cedar­town; grand­fa­ther, Sam Sides, Cedar­town; grand­par­ents, Sue and No­ble Wa­ters, Aragon; niece, Oak­leigh Sides, Rock­mart.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Satur­day, Sept. 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home with Rev. Steven Swift of­fi­ci­at­ing and a eu­logy given by Steve John­son. In­ter­ment will fol­low in the Northview Ceme­tery, Cedar­town.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Brian Pyles, Kyler Gay, C.J. Hilburn, Chris Green, Lane Sides and Dusty Pow­ell. Honorary pall­bear­ers were: Chris Short, Dal­ton Dover, Ja­cob Green, An­drew Her­sh­man, Drew Jack­son and Cash Hughes.

In lieu of flow­ers the fam­ily has re­quested that con­tri­bu­tions be made to the fu­neral home to as­sist with fu­neral ex­penses.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for the fu­neral of Mr. Lan­don Scott Sides.

Mr. Charles V. “Char­lie” Hooper, a g e 7 5 , o f Cedar­town, passed away peace­fully on Satur­day morn­ing, Sept. 2, 2017 with his fam­ily at his side.

Mr. Hooper was born on Sept. 6, 1941 in Polk County the son of Wil­liam Cleve Hooper and Evie Belle John­son Hooper.

Mr. Hooper had been em­ployed by Jockey In­ter­na­tional for many years and he re­tired fol­low­ing twenty nine ded­i­cated years.

Later, he went to work for the Goodyear Tire and Rub­ber Company in Cartersvil­le and re­tired fol­low­ing ten years of ser­vice.

He was a mem­ber of the Cale­do­nia Lodge # 121 F&AM and prior to de­clin­ing health Mr. Hooper had been a very ac­tive mem­ber of the Lees Chapel Bap­tist Church where he also served as a dea­con for many years.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he was also pre­ceded in death by his first wife, Mary Pa­tri­cia John­son Hooper in 1996 and by a num­ber of broth­ers and sis­ters.

Mr. Hooper is sur­vived by his wife, Carolyn Walker Hooper, his sons and daugh­ters in law, Todd and Dianne Hooper and Gene and Sherri Hooper; his brother, David Hooper; his sis­ters, Ruby Nell Camp, Ellen Dempsey and Ar­tie Belle McFall and his grand­chil­dren, Blair and Adam El­rod, Con­nor and Han­nah Hooper and Lau­ren Hooper.

A num­ber of nieces, neph­ews and other rel­a­tives also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mr. Charles V. “Char­lie” Hooper were con­ducted on Mon­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home with the Rev. Joey Meeks, The Rev. Billy Vines and Rev. Terry Sims.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in t he f am­ily l ot of t he Northview Ceme­tery with Ma­sonic Rites con­ducted by the West Ge­or­gia Ma­sonic Club of­fi­ci­at­ing at grave­side.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends on Sun­day evening, Sept. 3, 2017 at the Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home.

The fol­low­ing Gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Con­nor Hooper, Ed­die Hooper, David Hooper, Brent Hooper, Robby Camp and Rod­ney McFall.

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 of Cedar­town was in charge of the ar­range­ments for Mr. Charles V. “Char­lie” Hooper.

Mrs. Pa­tri­cia Deems San­ford, age 7 4 , of Rock­mart, passed away Fri­day, Sept. 1, 2017 at her res­i­dence.

She was born in Aragon, on June 9, 1943, a daught er of t he l ate Hugh Deems and the late Ruby Ai­lene Col­lum Deems.

Mrs. San­ford lived all of her life in the Rock­mart area where she was a mem­ber of the Vic­tory Bap­tist Church and a for­mer mem­ber of the First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart.

She was very artis­tic and en­joyed mak­ing home­made cards and crafts. Other fa­vorite hob­bies in­cluded trav­el­ing and gar­den­ing.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by her i nfant daugh­ter, Jamie Lynette San­ford.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band of 55 years, Ralph San­ford of Rock­mart, to whom she was mar­ried on Aug. 17, 1962; daugh­ter, Regina Net­tles, Rock­mart; grands o n , Z a c h Nett l e s , Rock­mart; three sis­ters: Mary Ann Mangum, Snel­lville, Glenda Faye John­son and her hus­band David, Rock­mart and Doris Wigley and her hus­band Ce­cil, Rock­mart; a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Sun­day, Sept. 3, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home with the Rev. Dr. David Tay­lor, Rev. Keith Guy­ton and Rev. Jimmy Hatcher of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the New Prospect Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Daniel John­son, Der­rick Net­tles, Mike Clark, Spencer Mangum, Heath Knud­son, Ron­nie Gray and Dwain Yates.

Honorary pall­bear­ers were: Jeff Wigley, Mike Shu­man, Gevin John­son, Trent John­son and the Har­al­son Pest Con­trol Fam­ily.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for the fu­neral of Mrs. Pa­tri­cia Deems San­ford.

Mrs. Maudie Sue Spivey Stan­dish, of Cedar­town, ( for­mally Sue Crow of Ben­nettsville, S.C.) passed away on Sept. 1, 2017, from an ex­tended ill­ness.

Born Jan. 18, 1950, she was the daugh­ter of the late Leo McDuffy Spivey Jr. and Hazel Goude Spivey of Con­way, S.C.

Mrs. Stan­dish grad­u­ated from Myr­tle Beach High School in 1968 and earned an As­so­ciate De­gree in nurs­ing from Florence- Dar­ling­ton Tech in 1984.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Gina Crow Hart­ness and grand­daugh­ter, Eugenia Pringle Hart­ness of Raleigh, N.C., and sis­ters, An­nelle Spivey Edgar ( Lou) of Buchanan, and Sally Spivey Glass (Ge­orge) of Piney Creek, N. C. She was pre­ceded in death by broth­ers, Leo McDuffy ( Mack) Spivey III and Tony John Spivey.

She was an avid eques­trian and loved all an­i­mals, es­pe­cially her horse “Lit­tle Boy.” She was a pas­sion­ate nurse who loved her pro­fes­sion.

In lieu of flow­ers the fam­ily re­quests that do­na­tions be made to your lo­cal Hu­mane So­ci­ety or Horse Res­cue.

Hutch­e­son’s Memo­rial Chapel and Cre­ma­tory of Buchanan, Ge­or­gia, is as­sist­ing the fam­ily. A memo­rial ser­vice will be an­nounced at a later date.

Mr. Hugh Doyle Teems, Sr., age 81, of Cen­tre, AL passed away Fri­day, Septem­ber 1, 2017.

Memo­rial ar­range­ments are in­com­plete at this time and will be an­nounced later by the Alvis Miller & Son Fu­neral Home.

Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home are in charge of the ar­rage­ments for Mr. Teems.

Mr. Joseph Lee Car­pen­ter, age 64, of Fort Payne, Ala., passed away at Erlanger Health Sys­tem on Sept. 1, 2017.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1953 to Dean and Nell Car­pen­ter.

Mr. Car­pen­ter was re­tired from Wild­coun­try Inc. with 30-plus years.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, a son Jonah Car­pen­ter and a daugh­ter Meg Car­pen­ter.

Mr. Car­pen­ter is sur­vived by his wife, Deb­o­rah Kay Car­pen­ter of Fort Payne, Ala., and a son Bart Car­pen­ter of Huntsville, Ala.

Grave­side fu­neral ser­vices were held on Mon­day, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. at Northview Ceme­tery in Cedar­town. A visi­ta­tion was held on the evening of Sun­day, Sept. 3 in the chapel of Burt Fu­neral Home in Fort Payne, Ala. with t he Rev. Steve Swaf­ford of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burt Fu­neral Home in Fort Payne, Ala., made this an­nounce­ment lo­cally for the fam­ily of Mr. Joseph Lee Car­pen­ter.

Visit www.burt­fu­ner­al­homes.com to leave con­do­lences and sign the on­line guest­book.

Last year, con­trac­tors got un­der­way on a project a long time in the mak­ing, and now that build­ing work is done and staff in the county Public Works de­part­ment have moved in, it can be called com­plete.

Public Works Di­rec­tor Michael Gravett said that his crew still has some mi­nor fin­ish­ing touches to do be­fore they can of­fi­cially call it home, but oth­er­wise he said his de­part­ment has moved in and al­ready get­ting down to work.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­forts that the board of com­mis­sion­ers and our county ad­min­is­tra­tion un­der­took to get us into this fan­tas­tic fa­cil­ity,” Gravett said. “We’re go­ing to do some more land­scap­ing in the com­ing months, but oth­er­wise we’re all in or­der.”

The $1.4 mil­lion fa­cil­ity was started back in Oc­to­ber 2016 with less than half a year to fin­ish the work.

The project had been planned for years, but it took county ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials and com­mis­sion­ers time to fig­ure out how to re­duce costs and still pro­vide a use­ful up­grade for the Public Works de­part­ment.

Even­tu­ally com­mis­sion­ers voted to ap­prove a plan to build a 6-bay fa­cil­ity that in­cludes all new equip­ment for the de­part­ment, along with bet­ter ar­eas for the de­part­ment’s of­fice staff and work­ers.

Gravett said the new equip­ment alone is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence now.

But that’s just one area of im­prove­ment with the build­ing, he said.

“One huge ben­e­fit for the de­part­ment that has noth­ing to do with the brick and mor­tar of the build­ing — and the em­ploy­ees ap­pre­ci­ate a lot — is that helps with the over­all morale,” he said. “They ap­pre­ci­ate hav­ing a nice fa­cil­ity to come to work to ev­ery­day, and that in turn will help us in keep­ing it up in the years to come.”

Along with build­ing a new space for the de­part­ment, the county com­mis­sion also ap­proved plans to build a new fuel farm for county ve­hi­cles to gas up at be­fore or af­ter a day’s work.

Gravett said the work is all com­pleted on that project as well, with only a few mi­nor items to fin­ish. He added that a first de­liv­ery of fuel was ex­pected this week some­time, de­pend­ing on what hap­pened with Hur­ri­cane Irma.

Right now the county has not ap­proved any im­me­di­ate plans for what to do with the old Public Works fa­cil­ity, but in past ses­sions when dis­cussing new con­struc­tion they have all agreed the old build­ing next to the High­way 27 by­pass must go.

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