Obituaries

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Mr. James Ed­ward Green, age 75 of Brunswick, for­merly of Cedar­town, passed away Fri­day, Jan. 5, 2018.

He was born on July 28, 1942 in Polk County, the son of the late Her­man D. Green and Rody Lee High­field Drum­mond.

Mr. Green is sur­vived by his daugh­ter and son- in- law, Kim­berly and Jerry Reeves; sis­ters, Doris Sher­bert and Ruby Nell Ed­wards; broth­ers, Bud Green and David Green; grand­sons, James Cody Green, Ja­cob Lee Reeves and Trevor Reeves and great-grand­son, Wy­att James Green.

Mr. Green is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; wife, Cather­ine J. Har­ris Green; sis­ter, Silva Led­bet­ter and brother, Lewis Drum­mond, Jr.

The fu­neral ar­range­ments for Mr. James Ed­ward Green were conducted on Mon­day, Jan. 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home with Rev. Danny Tucker of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Oak Grove Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily of Mr. Green re­ceived fam­ily and friends on Sun­day evening, Jan. 7, 2018 at the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: James Cody Green, Ja­cob Lee Reeves, Trevor Reeves and other neph­ews.

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. James Ed­ward Green.

Mrs. McAlis­ter

Mrs. Brenda Joyce McAlis­ter, age 76, of Rock­mart, passed away Wed­nes­day, Jan. 3, 2018 at her res­i­dence.

She was born in Bal­ti­more, Md., on Sept. 27, 1941 a daugh­ter of Wil­liam M. Bow­man and Ma­belle Mor­gan Bow­man.

Mrs. McAlis­ter had been a res­i­dent of Rock­mart for over 50 years where she was a mem­ber of the Cross­roads Memo­rial Bap­tist Church and a Sun­day School teacher for over thirty years.

She re­tired in 2003 from the Ge­or­gia De­part­ment of Fam­ily and Chil­dren Ser­vices. Mrs. McAlis­ter loved her fam­ily, en­joyed cook­ing and serv­ing the Lord with her church fam­ily.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents she was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Clif­ford Lewis (Joe) McAlis­ter on Jan­uary 30, 2006.

Sur­vivors in­clude her daugh­ter, Rhonda Davis (Jesse), Dal­las; sons: Reece McAlis­ter ( Ellen), McDonough and Richie McAlis­ter, Rock­mart; nine grand­chil­dren: two great grand­chil­dren: five sis­ters: Gail Hol­comb, Cal­houn, Martha Jean Bivens, Cleve­land, Tenn., Mary Ann Cof­fee, Trion, Linda Welch and Tammy Smith both of Cal­houn; three broth­ers: Don­nie Bow­man, Cal­i­for­nia, Danny and De­wayne Bow­man both of Cal­houn; a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held Satur­day, Jan. 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home with Revs. Jimmy Shoe­maker and Jesse Davis of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Eu­lo­gies were given by a son, Reece McAlis­ter and a grand­daugh­ter, Ash­ley Rauler­son. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Aragon Ceme­tery with Rev. Michael Head of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Ac­tive pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Joey McAlis­ter, Troy McAlis­ter, For­rest King, Nathan McAlis­ter, Allan Rauler­son and Terry Welch.

Hon­orary pall­bear­ers were: Ash­ley Rauler­son, Kate­lyn King and Kacey McAlis­ter.

In lieu of flow­ers the fam­ily has re­quested that memo­rial gifts be made in Mrs. McAlis­ters’ mem­ory to the Amer­i­can Cancer So­ci­ety, 250 Wil­liams Street At­lanta, Ga., 30303.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home is in charge of ar­range­ments for the fu­neral of Mrs. Brenda Joyce McAlis­ter.

Mrs. Couch

Mrs. An­nie Bell White Couch, age 86, of Cedar­town, passed away on Tues­day, Jan. 2, 2018.

She was born on Feb. 13, 1931 in Polk County, the daugh­ter of the late Howard White and Katie Ar­ring­ton Har­ri­son.

Mrs. Couch is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Robert Cooper ( Denise), Ray Couch (Feli­cia), Delilah Ox­en­rei­der (Ge­orge), Ray­mond Couch (Cather­ine), Donna Ray­bun ( Rusty), Tony Couch and Scott Couch (Vicki); nine­teen grand­chil­dren; 25 great-grand­chil­dren; six great-great-grand­chil­dren; sis­ter, Mar­guerite Grind­staff; and brother-in-law and best friend, Barry Couch.

Mrs. Couch is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; hus­band, Wil­liam “Dub” Couch and brother, Comer White.

The fu­neral ar­range­ments for Mrs. Couch were conducted on Fri­day, Jan. 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home with Rev. Owen “Bud” Davis Jr. of­fi­ci­at­ing and Mr. Jay Couch speak­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Oak Grove Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily of Mrs. Couch re­ceived fam­ily and friends on Thurs­day evening, Jan. 4, 2018 at the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home.

The fol­low­ing gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers; Jordan Ray­bun, Dar­rell Ox­en­rei­der, Ja­son Ox­en­rei­der, Jay Couch, Taylor Truett and Brandy Brady.

Please ex­press con­do­lences to the fam­ily by sign­ing the on­line guest­book at gam­magefh.com.

The Olin L. Gam­mage and Sons Fu­neral Home han­dled the ar­range­ments for Mrs. An­nie Bell White Couch.

Mr. McEl­reath

Mr. James Ariel McEl­reath, age 65 of Aragon passed away Tues­day, Jan. 2, 2018.

Mr. McEl­reath was born Dec. 18, 1952 in At­lanta, son of the late Elmer Clarence McEl­reath Sr. and the late Lilly Chris­tine Folds McEl­reath.

He was a vet­eran of the United States Air Force hav­ing served dur­ing the Viet­nam Era. Mr. McEl­reath was a self-em­ployed pain­ter and of the South­ern Bap­tist faith.

He en­joyed hunt­ing, fish­ing, com­put­ers and read­ing.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he was pre­ceded in death by three sis­ters, Eve­lyn McEl­reath, Bar­bara McEl­reath Ay­ers and Joyce McEl­reath.

Sur­vivors in­cluded two broth­ers, Elmer McEl­reath of Aragon and Charles McEl­reath; and two sis­ters, John­nie McEl­reath of Dal­las and Betty McEl­reath of San An­to­nio, Texas.

No memo­rial ser­vices for Mr. McEl­reath are planned at this time.

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 memo­rial ar­range­ments for Mr. James Ariel McEl­reath.

Mrs. Bev­erly Hanes Backus (Boaz­man) Mills, age 70, of Rock­mart (Yorkville Com­mu­nity) passed away Satur­day, Dec. 30, 2017.

She was born in At­lanta, on April 21, 1947, the daugh­ter of the late Thomas Hanes Backus and the late Ray Booth Backus.

Mrs. Mills re­tired as a su­per­vi­sor with the So­cial Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion and worked from 1991 un­til 1996 as a scorer and fan club pres­i­dent for Joe Ne­mechek in Nex­tel Nascar team and scorer for Michael Wal­trip in both Busch and Nex­tel Nascar rac­ing.

Be­sides her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Johnny Lin­coln Mills; and two sis­ters, Bar­bara Fra­zier and Benetta “Ben­nie” Smith.

Sur­vivors in­clude one daugh­ter, Alisa “Lisa” Ann Mills of Auburn­dale, Fla.; five sons and four daugh­ters-in-law, Robert “Bob” Thomas and Cyn­thia Boaz­man of Rome, Wil­liam “Bill” Shane and Kristy of Buchanan, “Michael” Dwayne Mills of Auburn­dale, Fla., Cur­tis “Curt” An­thony and Tracy Mills of Winer Haven, Fla., and An­thony “Kris” and Sherry Mills of Texarkana, Ark.; one sis­ter and brother-in-law, Betty and Larry Martin of McDonough; twelve grand­chil­dren; four great grand­chil­dren; and a num­ber of other rel­a­tives.

Fu­neral ser­vices were conducted Thurs­day, Jan. 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Yorkville Bap­tist Church with Rev. Todd Brown of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in Corinth Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends at Yorkville Bap­tist Church Thurs­day af­ter­noon prior to the ser­vice hour.

You may post an on-line con­do­lence at www.hutch­eson­s­memo­ri­alchapel.com

Hutch­e­son’s Memo­rial Chapel & Cre­ma­tory of Buchanan is in charge of the ar­range­ments.

Mr. Harbin

Mr. Johnny Dale Harbin, 65, of Cen­tre, and for­merly of Cave Spring, died Fri­day morn­ing, Dec. 29, 2017 in a Rome hospi­tal fol­low­ing an ex­tended ill­ness.

Mr. Harbin was born March 12, 1952, a son of the late Em­mitt M. Harbin and the late Ju­lia Belle Harbin.

Prior to be­com­ing dis­abled in 2000, Mr. Harbin was em­ployed with Nor­con In­dus­tries.

He was a mem­ber of the Live Oak Bap­tist Church.

Be­sides his par­ents, Mr. Harbin was pre­ceded in death by his broth­ers, Em­mitt Harbin, Jr., and Danny Harbin.

Sur­vivors in­clude two chil­dren, Brandy Harbin and his wife Bron­wyn of Cave Spring, and Mrs. Candy Hill and her hus­band Kalum of Cen­tre.

Three grand­chil­dren, Re­bekah Harbin, Emma Grace Hill, and Sarah Beth Hill and a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mr. Harbin were held Sun­day, Dec. 31, 2017, at 3 p.m. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel with Terry Cald­well of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Cave Spring Ceme­tery. Pall­bear­ers in­cluded Danny Stansell, Brett Stansell, Baker Harbin, Cooper Bing, Tater Bing, Allen Ab­ney, Char­lie Malone, and Rod­ney Willing­ham.

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

Memo­ri­als may be made to the Live Oak Bap­tist Church, Cave Spring.

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel was in charge of the ar­range­ments for Mr. Johnny Dale Harbin.

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