‘Let’s Make a Deal’ host Monty Hall dies
Detective Kristen Hearne, age 29, of Cedartown, passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 while serving in the line of duty.
Kristen was born on Nov. 15, 1987 in Rome. She was a member of the Wimberley Hill Baptist Church and had been attending Worldview Baptist Church.
Det. Hearne was preceded in death by her grandparents, Rev. Bobby Tinney and Liffie Tinney and Aileen Brewer.
Det. Hearne started her career in law enforcement with the Floyd County Sheriffs Department in 2008 as a Deputy Sheriff.
In July 2012 she began working for the Polk County Police Department as a Patrolman. In 2013 she was promoted to the rank of Detective and was assigned to the Criminal Investigation’s Division of the Polk County Police Department.
She is survived by her husband, Matt Hearne; her son, Isaac Hearne; mother and father, Patricia Tinney Brewer and Ron Brewer; brothers, Joseph Montgomery, Patrick Snead, Michael Snead and Matt Brewer; grandfather, Rev. James Brewer; father and mother in law, Rev. Chris and Marie Hearne and a number of nieces and nephews. A number of aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The family of Detective Kristen Hearne received friends on Monday evening, Oct. 2, 2017 at the Victory Baptist Church.
The Funeral for Det. Kristen Hearne were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the Victory Baptist Church with Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome and Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd officiating.
Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Doyle Kelley officiating.
The Floyd County Law Enforcement Honor Guard served as Pallbearers. Members of the Polk County Police Department and any and all other law enforcement members were asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
For personal condolences and to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.liteseyfh.com.
The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Detective Kristen Hearne, of the Polk County Police Department.
Mr. Gary Quick, age 65, of Rockmart passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 in a Rome medical center following a brief illness.
He was born in Rome on March 13, 1952 a son of Jack Quick and Marie Waters Quick.
Mr. Quick had lived all of his life in Rockmart where he was a member of the Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church and a 1971 graduate of Rockmart High School.
He played tennis, baseball and golf while at Rockmart High School. Mr. Quick loved to hunt, fish, golf and watch NASCAR. He also loved to watch Tennessee College Football.
Mr. Quick was a retired employee of the Polk County Water Authority.
He was preceded in death by his father Jack and an infant sister, Jennell.
Survivors include his wife, Dianne Quick of Rockmart to whom he was married on Oct. 12, 1985; son, Brant Quick and wife Michelle, Rockmart; daughter, Brandy Quick, Rockmart; step sons: Mark and Paul Pinkerton both of Rockmart; mother, Marie Quick, Rockmart; twin sister, Judy Garrison and husband Gus, Aragon; brother, Ricky Quick, Rockmart; and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. John Hooper officiating.
I nterment f ollowed i n t he Taylorsville Cemetery.
Pallbearers included: Barney Brown, Brad Dempsey, Lee Deems, Hoyt Lanier, George Lanier and Charles Harris. Honorary pallbearers included: Eddie Harris, Mac McAlister and employees of the Polk County Water Authority.
The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Annette Lee Davidson, age 89 of Rockmart passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 28, 2017.
Mrs. Davidson was born April 18, 1928 in Bartow County, daughter of the late Grady Virgil Lee and the late Sarah Hovers Lee.
She was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church and retired from the Engineered Fabrics Corporation. Mrs. Davidson loved children and enjoyed yard work and cooking.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gibson Odis Davidson on April 17, 1966; son, Jerry O. Davidson; four sisters, Laura Davidson, Katherine Gaddy, Lelia Garrett and Nellie Williams; three brothers, J. W. Lee, Junior Lee and Homer Lee; and a granddaughter, Stacey Manning.
Survivors included a daughter, Shirley (Sue) Collum and her husband Terry; two sons, Jimmy B. Davidson and his wife Denise and Johnathan W. Davidson; sister, Myrtle Garrett; and brother, Billy Lee all of Rockmart; seven grandchildren and thirteen greatgrandchildren also survived.
Funeral services for Mrs. Davidson were held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at 2 p. m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Calvin Brown and Rev. Brian Lewis officiating. A eulogy was given by Mr. J. T. Irwin. Interment services followed in the family lot of the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.
The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Neal Ricks, Chaz Leathers, Chuck Leathers, J. T. Irwin, Duane Davidson, Robert Lee, Chris Shuman and Kevin Carter.
Honorary pallbearers were: Casen Ricks, Parker Thomas, Colton Leathers and Jackson Mattox.
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. Annette Lee Davidson.
Mr. Guy Lamar Mears Jr., age 46, of Rockmart passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at his residence.
He was born in Rome on Nov. 1, 1970 a son of Guy Lamar Mears Sr. and Barbara Brown Mears.
He had lived all of his life in Rockmart and was saved at Victo- ry Baptist Church. Mr. Mears loved hunting, fishing and old cars.
He was a diesel mechanic and had been employed by Taylor Transport.
His father Guy Mears Sr. was killed during the Vietnam War and he was raised by his father Randy Goss who preceded him in death on April 18. 2017.
Survivors include his three children: Daisy Mears, Rockmart, Kayla Mears, Cedartown and Collin Mears, Rockmart; mother, Barbara Goss, Rockmart; sister, Season Goss, Rockmart and several aunts and uncles also survive.
Graveside funeral and interment services were held Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Aragon Cemetery with Rev. Stevie Waddell and Rev. Jason Suits officiating.
Pallbearers included: Jamie Nichols, Michael Taylor, Patrick McCauley, Jason Ruff, Mike Brown and Jason Stroup. Honorary pallbearers were: Kevin Robinson, Lewis Collum, Steven Waits, Chad Headrick and Ricky Cole.
The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Guy Lamar Mears Jr..
Mr. William V. Campbell, age 94, of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health.
Mr. Campbell was born in Rockmart on Oct. 15, 1922, a son of the late Gilbert Campbell and Rilla Haynie Campbell.
He had lived all of his life in Rockmart and was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church.
Mr. Campbell was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He served during the third wave of the invasion on the beaches of Normandy in Northern France; Rhineland and Central Europe.
He was a recipient of the Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
Mr. Campbell was a retired employee of the Goodyear Mill having worked in Rockmart, Cartersville, Cedartown and in Alabama. He was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Pharo and two brothers: Horace Campbell and Rev. Royce Campbell.
Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Velma Kelley Campbell to whom he was married on Dec. 24, 1941; daughter, Ann Stanford and her husband Danny; seven grandchildren: Dean Pharo, April Raper, Gigi Moates, Shea Cagle, Terri Smith, Kasie Wallace and Jodi Stanford; eleven great grandchildren; one great great grandson; sister, Erlene Cole and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be held in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jason Purser officiating and military rites delivered by the Honor Guard of Brown-Wright Post # 12 of the American Legion.
The family has requested that flowers be omitted and memorial gifts be made in Mr. Campbell’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kan., 66675-8517.
The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Mr. William V. Campbell.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Monty Hall, the genial TV game show host whose long-running “Let’s Make a Deal” traded on love of money and merchandise and the mystery of which door had the car behind it, has died. He was 96.
Hall, who had been in poor health, died of heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills, said his daughter, Sharon Hall of Los Angeles.
“Let’s Make a Deal,” which Hall co- created, debuted as a daytime show on NBC in 1963 and became a TV staple. Through the next four decades, it also aired in prime time, in syndication and, in two brief outings, with hosts other than Hall at the helm.
An episode of “The Odd Couple” featured Felix Unger ( Tony Randall) and Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman) as bickering guests on Hall’s program.
Contestants were chosen from the studio audience — outlandishly dressed as animals, clowns or cartoon characters to attract the host’s attention — and would start the game by trading an item of their own for a prize. After that, it was matter of swapping the prize in hand for others hidden behind doors, curtains or in boxes, presided over by the leggy, smiling Carol Merrill.
The query “Do you want Door No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3?” became a popular catch phrase, and the chance of winning a new car a matter of primal urgency. Prizes could be a car or a mink coat or a worthless item dubbed a “zonk.”
The energetic, quickthinking Hall, a sight himself with his sideburns and colorful sports coats, was deemed the perfect host in Alex McNeil’s reference book, “Total Television.”
“Monty kept the show moving while he treated the outrageously garbed and occasionally greedy contestants courteously; it is hard to imagine anyone else but Hall working the trading area as smoothly,” McNeil wrote.
For Hall, the interaction was easy.
“I’m a people person,” he said on the PBS documentary series “Pioneers of Television.” ‘’And so I don’t care if they jump on me, and I don’t care if they yell and they fainted — those are my people.”
The game show gave rise to an academic exercise in which students are asked to weigh this question: In guessing which of three doors might conceal a prize car, and after one is eliminated as a possibility, should you switch your choice to the one you didn’t pick?
The puzzle sparked heated exchanges in Marilyn vos Savant’s Parade magazine column. (The answer to the Monty Hall Problem, Hall and others said, was yes, take the switch — but only if the contest is set up so the host cannot skew the results by offering some guests the chance to switch doors and not giving others the same option.)
After five years on NBC, “Let’s Make a Deal” moved to ABC in 1968 and aired on the network through 1976, including prime-time stints. It went into syndication in the 1970s and 1980s, returning to NBC in 199091 and again in 2003. In 2009 it returned on CBS with host Wayne Brady and is still on the air.
His name and show remain part of the language. Typical is the quotation in a 2006 Daytona Beach ( Florida) NewsJournal profile of a no-nonsense bail bondswoman who says, “I’m not Monty Hall and this isn’t ‘Let’s Make a Deal.’ “
Hall also guest-starred in sitcoms and appeared in TV commercials. And with the wealth that the game show brought, he made philanthropy and fundraising his avocation. He spent 200 days a year at it, he said, estimating in the late 1990s that he had coaxed $700 million from donors.
His daughter Sharon estimated that Hall managed to raise nearly $ 1 billion for charity over his lifetime.
Another daughter, Joanna Gleason, is a longtime Broadway and television actress. She won a Tony in 1988 for best actress in a musical for “Into the Woods” and was nominated for Tonys two other times.
Born Monty Halparin in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Canada, Hall grew up during the Depression. In 1942, Hall was doing manual labor at the time when a wealthy stranger offered to pay for his college education on condition that he repaid the money, got top grades, kept his benefactor’s name anonymous and agreed to help someone else.
Hall only revealed the name of the late Max Freed about 30 years later.
Hall earned a degree from the University of Manitoba with the goal of becoming a physician. He was denied entry to medical school, Hall later said, because he was Jewish and faced quotas limiting the admission of minority students.