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Mr. Wil­liam Payne Duke, age 77 of Rome for­merly of Cedar­town, passed away on Mon­day, Nov. 13, 2017.

He was born on Oc­to­ber 12, 1940 in Leonard­town, Mary­land, the son of the late Wil­liam Bernard Duke Jr. and Mary Gly­cience Payne Duke.

Mr. Duke was a United States Navy Vet­eran and re­tired from Rome Plow.

Mr. Duke is sur­vived by his wife, Ca­role Force Duke; daugh­ters and sons-in-law, Mel­lie Duke Jus­tad (Todd) and Kim Duke Lay­den (John); broth­ers, W. Bernard (Bernie) Duke, III ( Martha) and J. Chris­tian (Chris) Duke (Judy) and grand­son, Jack Duke Jus­tad.

In keep­ing with Mr. Duke’s wishes, he was cre­mated. A memo­rial ser­vice for Mr. Wil­liam Payne Duke was con­ducted on Thurs­day, Nov. 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. the chapel of the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home.

The fam­ily of Mr. Duke re­ceived fam­ily and friends on Thurs­day, Nov. 16, 2017 prior to the memo­rial ser­vice hour at the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home.

The fam­ily has re­quested that flow­ers are to be omit­ted and memo­rial do­na­tions can be made to the Boy Scouts of Amer­ica.

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. Wil­liam Payne Duke.

Ms. Betty Louise Jack­son, age 77 of Cedar­town, passed away on Sun­day, Nov. 12, 2017.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1940 in Cedar­town, the daugh­ter of the late Clyde Franklin and Martha Wig­gins Jack­son.

Ms. Jack­son is sur­vived by her son and daugh­ter-in-law, Roger B. and Teresa Gail Mor­row and sis­ter and brother-in-law, Dar­lene and Ruben Hunter and sev­eral nieces, neph­ews and great-nieces and neph­ews.

Ms. Jack­son is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; broth­ers, Ralph Wil­liam Thomas Jack­son, Ben­jamin Franklin Jack­son, Luther J. Jack­son and Mack Ed­ward Jack­son and sis­ters, Gla­dys Marie Bartlett and Rosa Lee Jack­son.

A grave­side ser­vice for Ms. Betty Louise Jack­son was con­ducted on Thurs­day, Nov. 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Northview Ceme­tery with Rev. An­thony Allen of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The fam­ily of Ms. Jack­son re­ceived fam­ily and friends on Thurs­day, Nov. 16, 2017 prior to the grave­side hour at the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Ruben Ed­ward Hunter, Randy Dale Jack­son John Ed­ward Chap­man and Henry Lewis Chap­man.

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. Betty Louise Jack­son.

Mrs. Ethe­lene Pow­ers Hub­bard age 100, passed away on Satur­day, Nov. 11, 2017.

She was born on May 28, 1917 in Car­roll­ton, the daugh­ter of John Pow­ers and Gertrude Bell Pow­ers.

She was the sixth child, with five broth­ers and five sis­ters. Only one sis­ter, Jessie Fields, and one sis­ter- in- law, Louise Pow­ers Lam­bert, sur­vive her.

In March 1941, she mar­ried Wil­liam Tom­mie Hub­bard who died in 2002. They had a daugh­ter, Mar­jorie Hub­bard, and a son, Bill Hub­bard who mar­ried Leti­tia Han­non Hub­bard and pro­duced two grand­sons, John David (Hub) Hub­bard of Ven­tura, Calif., and Mark Allen Hub­bard of Ponte Ve­dra, Fla. Each of the grand­sons had three chil­dren that Ethe­lene loved and en­joyed so very much.

They al­ways cheered her up. Hub’s are Gus, Geor­gia, and Noah. Mark’s are Myla, Eleanor, and Henry. There are also many nieces and neph­ews that she loved and who were very spe­cial to her.

Mrs. Hub­bard spent a cou­ple of years at West Geor­gia Col­lege but in her heart she al­ways wanted to be­come a beau­ti­cian and own her own shop. She went to beau­ti­cian school and that love of do­ing hair lasted all of her life; and she had her own beauty shop most of her ca­reer.

She trained many young as­pir­ing beau­ti­cians. When her hus­band was drafted into the Army dur­ing World War II, she fol­lowed him to Penn­syl­va­nia with her daugh­ter for a year to be near him un­til he shipped out over­seas.

Mrs. Hub­bard worked at a nearby beauty shop where the own­ers were very kind to her. She went back to Car­roll­ton and opened her first beauty shop.

In 1952, the fam­ily moved to Cedar­town where she be­came very ac­tive in the First Bap­tist Church. She taught chil­dren’s Sun­day School for 64 years and was al­ways think­ing up cre­ative ways to teach the lit­tle ones about the Bi­ble.

Mrs. Hub­bard also be­came a mem­ber of the Cedar­town Eastern Star Chap­ter; and over 50 years she filled al­most all of the po­si­tions. She was Wor­thy Ma­tron 9 times; and in 2006-2007 she had the joy of go­ing all over the state as the Grand Chap­ter Grand­mama in the Wings of Faith Grand Fam­ily. She also went to many Grand Chap­ter meet­ings in other states and Canada. Due to the Easter Star trav­el­ing, a car trip across the south­ern states to Cal­i­for­nia, and a group tour to Hawaii with hus­band, Tom­mie, she vis­ited all of the states ex­cept the New Eng­land states.

In 2006 her sis­ter-in-law, Louise Lam­bert, and two of her daugh­ters, Janie Light and Teresa Rachal, took her on a tour to New Eng­land. When the bus ar­rived in the sixth state, there was a sur­prise cel­e­bra­tion for her for hav­ing vis­ited all 50 states.

Mrs. Hub­bard loved to travel and went on many trips with her older sis­ter, Mil­dred. She and Mil­dred took her grand­son, Hub, on a trip to Aus­tralia and New Zealand. They went on a ship cruise to Alaska and on a tour of Great Bri­tain and Italy. She and Mil­dred also went to the Holy Land in Is­rael where they were bap­tized in the Jor­dan River.

Her hobby and pas­sion for beauty was grow­ing flow­ers; and she liked to share her plants with nieces, neph­ews and friends. She also had her spe­cial cherry pie recipe that no one else could du­pli­cate. It was al­ways wel­come at re­unions and fam­ily gath­er­ings.

Mrs. Hub­bard lived her faith and it was al­ways ob­vi­ous how much she cared about serv­ing her Lord and help­ing oth­ers. Many times she found so­lace, in­spi­ra­tion and guid­ance in His word that she tried to bring to life ev­ery day for those around her.

Spe­cial thanks go to close friend, Zelia Ann Wood­ward, and Martha Jar­rell for tak­ing such lov­ing care of her and to niece Brenda Rags­dale, who took care of her hair nearly ev­ery week for over six years.

Mrs. Hub­bard’s hair was al­ways a puz­zle since even at 100 years old, she had very few gray hairs.

Brenda’s hus­band Travis, also de­serves spe­cial thanks.

The fu­neral ar­range­ments for Mrs. Ethe­lene Pow­ers Hub­bard were con­ducted on Satur­day, Nov. 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the sanc­tu­ary of the First Bap­tist Church of Cedar­town.

The fam­ily of Mrs. Hub­bard re­ceived fam­ily and friends on Fri­day evening, Nov. 17, 2017 at the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home.

A full obit will be posted at a later time.

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 is han­dling the ar­range­ments for Mrs. Ethe­lene Pow­ers Hub­bard.

Mrs. Joan Brown Lock­lear, age 78 of Rock­mart passed away Satur­day, Nov. 11, 2017.

Mrs. Lock­lear was born Nov. 29, 1938 in Rock­mart, daugh­ter of the late Clif­ford Brown and the late Dol­lie El­rod Brown. She was a mem­ber of the New Prospect Bap­tist Church and re­tired from the Pauld­ing County School Sys­tem with over 22 years in food ser­vice. Mrs. Lock­lear loved fam­ily with a pas­sion and en­joyed cook­ing, sewing and gar­den­ing.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by an in­fant son, Clif­ford Bran­son Lock­lear; a sis­ter and four broth­ers.

Sur­vivors in­cluded her hus­band, Ol­lie Lock­lear of Rock­mart to whom she was mar­ried June 27, 1954; daugh­ter, Joyce Lock­lear Hitch­cock and her hus­band Billy of Yorkville; three sons, Bran­son Lock­lear and his wife An­nette of Yorkville, Loyd Lock­lear and his wife Lori of Aragon and David Lock­lear of Villa Rica; twelve grand­chil­dren and six­teen great­grand­chil­dren also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mrs. Lock­lear were held on Tues­day, Nov. 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Free­man Har­ris Fu­neral Home with Rev. Ja­son Purser of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment ser­vices fol­lowed in the fam­ily lot of Yorkville Memo­rial Gar­dens.

The fol­low­ing served as pall­bear­ers: Hess Lock­lear, Wil­liam Lock­lear, Linda Lock­lear, Eric Camp, Brian Wil­liams, Sa­van­nah Hitch­cock, Whit­ley Pittman, Con­stance Brown and Falina Wil­liams.

Honorary es­corts were: Jes­sica Camp, Jimmy Coff­man, Reece Brown, Don Brown, Clif­ford Brown, Randy Brown, Terry Coff­man and Chris Coff­man.

Please visit­man­har­ris­fu­ner­ to ex­tend per­sonal con­do­lences to the fam­ily by sign­ing the on­line guest­book.

Free­man Har­ris Fu­neral Home was in charge of the fu­neral ser­vice for Mrs. Joan Brown Lock­lear.

Mr. Charles Wil­liam Camp­bell, age 78, of Cedar­town, passed away on Satur­day evening, Nov. 11, 2017.

Mr. Camp­bell was born March 22, 1939 in Cedar­town to his par­ents, the late Ray and Ada Jones Price Camp­bell.

He was also pre­ceded in death by his broth­ers, David Camp­bell and Ed­ward Camp­bell and his sis­ter, Hazel White. Mr. Camp­bell was a vet­eran, serv­ing in the United States Army.

Mr. Camp­bell is sur­vived by a brother, Aaron Camp­bell of Kansas and a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

In ac­cor­dance with his wishes, he was cre­mated.

A memo­rial grave­side ser­vice for Charles Wil­liam Camp­bell will be con­ducted on Tues­day morn­ing, Nov. 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. from the fam­ily lot of Northview Ceme­tery with Rev. Blake Dodd of­fi­ci­at­ing.

For per­sonal con­do­lences and to sign the on­line guest book, please visit lite­

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

Mrs. Ila Ar­minda Stargel Sewell Jones, 114, a res­i­dent of Cave Spring un­til the 1960s and a res­i­dent of Rome since the 1990s, passed away Novem­ber 10, 2017.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Jones was the se­cond old­est per­son in Amer­ica, and the tenth old­est in the world.

Mrs. Jones was born Aug. 21, 1903, in a log cabin her fa­ther built in Cane Creek near Dahlonega. Af­ter com­plet­ing the ninth grade, Mrs. Jones be­gan teach­ing in a one-room Lump­kin County school in Cane Creek, ar­riv­ing there on a mule. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from North Geor­gia Col­lege in 1929 as vale­dic­to­rian, she be­gan teach­ing in Cave Spring.

She mar­ried Paul C. Sewell Sr., a farmer, and later taught at the Geor­gia School for the Deaf and the Cedar­town High School.

Af­ter Paul Sr.’s death and her re­tire­ment, Mrs. Jones moved to Huntsville, AL, near a sis­ter and taught at the Ran­dolph Acad­emy un­til manda­tory re­tire­ment at age 70, later teach­ing in a ru­ral school as a phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher. Dur­ing her time in Alabama, she met and mar­ried Orville U. Jones, mov­ing with him to Pasadena, Texas, where she served as a sub­sti­tute teacher.

At Orville’s re­tire­ment, the cou­ple moved to their va­ca­tion home in Trin­ity Cove, Texas, where Orville died.

Mrs. Jones re­mained in Texas for five years, dur­ing which time she at­tended class at Texas A & M Univer­sity to be­come the li­censed op­er­a­tor of their com­mu­nity sewer treat­ment fa­cil­ity.

Be­sides gar­den­ing, church, and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties, Mrs. Jones be­came grand­mother to her neigh­bor­hood, aid­ing the ill, tu­tor­ing chil­dren and adults, lend­ing toys and books to chil­dren on a check­out ba­sis, life guard­ing, and con­duct­ing bingo at her com­mu­nity cen­ter.

In her mid eight­ies, Mrs. Jones moved to San Diego, Calif., liv­ing with a grand­daugh­ter and car­ing for her in­fant chil­dren. The fol­low­ing two years Mrs. Jones spent in Plano, Texas, car­ing for two step great-grand­sons.

Mrs. Jones al­ways had an ex­cel­lent out­look on life, and at age 89 she moved back to Rome, and be­came a mem­ber of the Vann’s Val­ley United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Jones is sur­vived by two sons, Ike Sewell ( Re­becca) of Knoxville, TN, and Paul C. Sewell, Jr. (Mar­garet) of Rome. Four grand­chil­dren, Mary Blake (Mike), John Sewell ( Stacy), Howard Sewell (Ann), and Leeann Den­ham (Bob); nine great- grand­chil­dren; four great-great-grand­chil­dren; three step chil­dren, Carolyn, Phyl­lis, and Diane; sev­eral step grand­chil­dren, step great-grand­chil­dren, and step great- great- grand­chil­dren also sur­vive. Mrs. Jones’ fam­ily is grate­ful to the staff of the Manor House As­sisted Liv­ing and the Home­stead Hos­pice for their ex­cel­lent care.

A cel­e­bra­tion of Mrs. Jones’ life will be held Satur­day, Nov. 18, 2017, at 2 p.m. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel with Rev. Bill Couey of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Green­wood Ceme­tery in Cedar­town.

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

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­ri­als may be sent to Home­stead Hos­pice, 162 West Main Street, Suite 104, Cartersvil­le, 30120, or to the char­ity of your choice.

John House Cave Spring Chapel in Cave Spring was in charge of the ar­range­ments for Mrs. Ila Ar­minda Stargel Sewell Jones.

Rock­mart is the soon to be home of an­other church in the form of founders Todd and Kristy Wil­liams’ Cross Fac­tor Church. The 7,000 square feet build­ing will be lo­cated at 1057 Nathan Dean Park­way be­tween Rock­mart’s RiteAid and Dol­lar Tree. With con­struc­tion planned to be­gin in De­cem­ber 2017, the Wil­liams duo hopes to make Cross Fac­tor a very in­clu­sive church where any and all are ac­cepted.

“If ev­ery­thing goes well, we’re shoot­ing for a launch date of March 23, 2018,” Wil­liams said. “We’ll launch with a three­day week­end be­gin­ning with a night of wor­ship on Fri­day, my bishop H. Allen Mushe­gan giv­ing a word on Satur­day, and Sun­day will mark the open­ing of tra­di­tional Sun­day morn­ing ser­vices.”

The church plans to make open­ing week­en­dand ev­ery day- in­clu­sive. Cross Fac­tor will be a non-de­nom­i­na­tional Chris­tian church that works to break all bar­ri­ers to en­try in­clud­ing racial and be­lief bar­ri­ers.

“Je­sus and God were never about re­li­gion, they were about re­la­tion­ship,” Wil­liams said. “We

COLUM­BUS — They may have in­tel­lec­tual or de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties, but that doesn’t mean that the for­mer high school stu­dents tak­ing part in a TSYS in­tern pro­gram can’t learn new things and dream big just like any­one else.

“I want to be a vet­eri­nar­ian,” ex­claimed Nick Brun­didge from Shaw High dur­ing a re­cent visit to the TSYS North Cen­ter card pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity in Colum­bus. An­other has hopes of be­ing a doc­tor, one wants to join the U.S. Army, and a third is look­ing for­ward to one day hav­ing a wife, kids, house and car.

They all are part of a na­tional pro­gram called Project SEARCH that was launched in 1996 with the urge peo­ple to come as you are. We’re also try­ing to tackle racial bar­ri­er­s­there are a lot of black and white churches, but the king­dom of Heaven will have all col­ors.”

The Wil­liams fam­ily is very com­mu­nity ac­tive, and the duo has been par­tic­i­pants in sev­eral out­reaches de­signed to clothe, feed, and shel­ter those in need. Cross Fac­tor will con­tinue the out­reach goal with clothes and food drives when­ever pos­si­ble.

“We just did a Thanks­giv­ing out­reach and fed over 200 peo­ple,” Wil­liams ex­plained. “We clothed 50 fam­i­lies and gave away 125 bags of gro­ceries. We have our up­com­ing Christ­mas out­reach in Rock­mart at the gym on Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. which will also fea­ture food, cloth­ing, and hope­fully a gift to ev­ery kid who comes through. Cross Fac­tor will hold reg­u­lar out­reaches. Prob­a­bly around once a quar­ter.”

A big part of Cross Fac­tor is aid­ing the city, not just sim­ply ex­ist­ing within the city. Todd be­lieves God called him to the city to aid it as much as pos­si­ble.

“We’re not just a church in the city, we’re a church for the city,” Wil­liams said. goal of help­ing young peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties learn mean­ing­ful skills that they can use both in life and the work­force. The ul­ti­mate goal is for grad­u­ates to land a good-pay­ing job with a solid com­pany such as TSYS, which cur­rently is the only lo­cal par­tic­i­pant in the pro­gram.

“These chil­dren, or in­terns, come out of a self­con­tained class­room — they were es­corted and chap­er­oned and pro­tected their whole 13 years of school,” said Loretta Fuller, a Musco­gee County School District spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion teacher who also is an in­struc­tor in the pro­gram. “Then they come out here and we teach them in nine months how to be re­spon­si­ble for them­selves.”

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