Mrs. Carter

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Mrs. Martha El­iz­a­beth “Mrs. Libby” Carter, age 91, of Cedar­town, passed away Thurs­day, Aug. 23, 2018.

She was born on Nov. 9, 1926 a daugh­ter of the late Lark and Dovie Din­gler.

Mrs. Carter was a long­time mem­ber of Pine Bower Bap­tist Church where she was known as, “Mrs. Libby.”

She en­joyed teach­ing Sun­day School for the Kinder­garten and Nurs­ery classes.

In her spare time Mrs. Carter en­joyed bowl­ing, watch­ing At­lanta Braves baseball and spoil­ing all of the grand­chil­dren that called her ”Granny.”

Mrs. Carter re­tired from Jockey In­ter­na­tional after sev­er­ing for 30 years.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; hus­band, Jim­mie Carter; sis­ters, Ol­lie Floyd Glad­den, Sara Glad­den and Joy Garner; brother, Charles Din­gler and son in law Dale Burkhal­ter.

Sur­vivors in­clude daugh­ters: Peggy McGee (Scott) and Deb­bie Burkhal­ter; son, David Carter (Sheila); grand­chil­dren: Karen Heath (Brian), Laura Corn (Larry Gos­din), Cassie Bo­han­non (Chris), Brian Carter (Amy), Corey Carter (Ana) and Michael McGee (Rachel); 16 great-grand­chil­dren; 2 great­great-grand­chil­dren; brother, Lark A. Din­gler Jr. and sis­ter, Ann Ni­chols. Nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Satur­day, Aug. 25, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Smith and Miller Fu­neral Home with Rev. Joe Bates and Rev. Chuck Garner of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in Polk Mem­ory Gar­dens.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Brian Carter, Corey Carter, Michael McGee, Justin Dut­ton, Austin Alred, Tyler Gos­din and An­drew Clark

The fam­ily re­ceived friends Satur­day af­ter­noon prior to the ser­vice hour at the Smith and Miller Fu­neral Home.

The Smith and Miller Fu­neral Home of Cedar­town was hon­ored to serve the fam­ily of Mrs. Martha El­iz­a­beth (Mrs. Libby) Carter.

Mrs. McDow­ell

Mrs. Bar­bara McDow­ell, age 71, of Aragon, passed away Wed­nes­day, Aug. 22, 2018 fol­low­ing a brief ill­ness.

She was born in Gads­den, Ala., on Dec. 6, 1946 a daugh­ter of the late Carl Wil­son and May Hub­bard Wil­son.

Mrs. McDow­ell and her fam­ily had lived in the Dal­las area for twenty years be­fore mov­ing to Aragon where they had made their home for the past twenty five years.

She was a mem­ber of the Spring­dale Bap­tist Church for 48 years.

Mrs. McDow­ell loved to knit, take trips to the beach and spend time with her grand­chil­dren.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band of nearly 52 years, Joe McDow­ell to whom she was mar­ried on Nov. 12, 1966; four chil­dren: Corey McDow­ell (Jac­que­line), Rock­mart, Jef­frey McDow­ell (Shannon), Dal­las, Shannon Gal­lagher (Jeff), Dal­las and Brian McDow­ell, Aragon; eleven grand­chil­dren also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Fri­day, Aug. 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Spring­dale Bap­tist Church with Rev. Bobby McDow­ell and Rev. Sam Leggett of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the church ceme­tery.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Billy Chan­dler, Char­lie Wade, Dakota McDow­ell, Jody Allen, Austin Allen and Larry Fen­nell.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends Thurs­day evening, Aug. 23, 2018 at the Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home.

Flow­ers are ac­cepted, or those de­sir­ing may make con­tri­bu­tions 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 Mrs. Bar­bara McDow­ell.

Mr. Moon

Mr. Ho­race W. Moon, age 87 of Rock­mart passed away Tues­day morn­ing, Aug. 21, 2018.

Mr. Moon was born Nov. 4, 1930 in Pauld­ing County, son of the late Mar­ion B. Moon and the late Net­tie Brown Moon.

He was a 1949 grad­u­ate of Dal­las High School and re­tired at the age of 56 from Gen­eral Mo­tors Cor­po­ra­tion with 32 years of ser­vice hav­ing worked in the ma­te­rial depart­ment.

Mr. Moon served four years in the United States Air Force dur­ing the Korean Con­flict where he at­tained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a true pa­triot and pas­sion­ate about the mil­i­tary and loved fly­ing the US Flag in his yard.

He was a for­mer mem­ber and dea­con of Em­manuel Bap­tist Church of Riverdale and was presently an ac­tive mem­ber of the First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart where he en­joyed the Golden Age Group.

Mr. Moon loved the out­doors and was a trail ranger for the Sil­ver Comet Trail. Since re­tire­ment, he has been in all 50 states, plus the fol­low­ing coun­tries: Eng­land, Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Hol­land, Is­rael, Mex­ico and Canada.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he was pre­ceded in death by a daugh­ter-in-law, Ch­eryl Moon; sis­ter, Mag­gie King; and three broth­ers, Marvin Moon, J. C. Moon and Charles Moon.

Sur­vivors in­cluded his wife of 63 years, Imo­gene “Jean” Nor­ris Moon of Rock­mart; daugh­ter and son-in-law, Pat and Mark Lusted of Niskayuna, N.Y..; son, Joe Moon of Snel­lville; sis­ter, Rosie Faye Moon of Rock­mart; two grand­sons, Ethan Lusted of Niskayuna, N.Y. and Cap­tain Kevin Lusted and his wife Chris­tine of Colum­bus; nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mr. Moon were held on Satur­day, Aug. 25, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the First Bap­tist Church of Rock­mart with Rev. Ja­son Odom of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Eu­lo­gies were given by Mr. Dan Casey, Mr. Ethan Lusted, Mr. Kevin Lusted and Miss Erin Miller.

In­ter­ment ser­vices fol­lowed in the fam­ily lot of Rock­mart Me­mo­rial Gar­dens with Brown-Wright Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 12 Honor Guard in charge of mil­i­tary grave­side rites.

The fol­low­ing gentle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Ethan Lusted, Kevin Lusted, Devin Clark, Ryan Miller, Roy Ca­gle, John Lay­field and Josh Mathis.

Honorary es­corts were mem­bers of the Golden Age Group.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the Golden Age Group or the char­ity of your choice and that you pay it for­ward by tak­ing time to help some­one in need of as­sis­tance.

P l e a s e v i s i t w w w . free­man­har­ris­fu­ner­ to ex­tend per­sonal con­do­lences to the fam­ily by sign­ing the on­line guest­book.

Free­man Har­ris Fu­neral Home was in charge of the fu­neral ser­vice for Mr. Ho­race W. Moon.

Mrs. Hardin

Mrs. Bar­bara Jean Hardin, age 85, of Cedar­town, passed away Mon­day, Aug. 20, 2018.

She was born on April 20, 1933 a daugh­ter of Henry and Cora Holtz­claw Spratling.

Mrs. Hardin was a mem­ber of the Morn­ing View Bap­tist Church and the Ladies Sun­day School Class.

She en­joyed cook­ing, sewing, read­ing, watch­ing west­erns, at­tend­ing gospel singings and spend­ing time with her fam­ily.

Mrs. Hardin had worked for a num­ber of years as a seam­stress with the Owen’s King Mens Cloth­ing Store of Rome.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band’s Fred Bol­ing and Robert Hardin; fa­ther, Henry Spratling; mother, Cora Boozer; sons: Jerry Bol­ing and Robert A. Hardin; sis­ter, Beatrice How­ell and broth­ers: Bobby Spratling and Al Spratling.

Sur­vivors in­clude daugh­ters: Cathy Garrett (Her­man); Nancy High­field (Butch), De­neen Hardin; sons: Randy Bol­ing (Sylvia) and Ken­neth Hardin; 19 grand­chil­dren; 26 great grand­chil­dren and 6 great great grand­chil­dren: sis­ter, Glenda Malone; broth­ers: Ricky Shedd, Ron­nie Shedd and Ken­neth Shedd. Nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Fri­day, Aug. 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Morn­ing View Bap­tist Church with Rev. Jeff Hulsey of­fi­ci­at­ing along with Randy Bol­ing and Ricky Shedd de­liv­er­ing eu­lo­gies.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Northview Ceme­tery.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Johnny Moats, Kevin High­field, Kevin Ma­son, Timmy Garrett, David Par­sons, Bradley Bol­ing and Rob­bie Pyles.

Cody Hardin served as an honorary pall­bearer.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends Thurs­day evening, Aug. 23, 2018 at the Smith and Miller Fu­neral Home.

The Smith and Miller Fu­neral Home of Cedar­town was hon­ored to serve the fam­ily of Mrs. Bar­bara Jean Hardin.

Mrs. Priv­ett

Mrs. Mary Atkins Priv­ett, age 90, of Cedar­town, passed away on Mon­day, Aug. 20, 2018.

She was born on June 9, 1928 in Cedar­town, the daugh­ter of the late Gen­eral Atkins and Ethel Allen Atkins.

Mrs. Priv­ett is sur­vived by her daugh­ters, Shirley Frady, Liz Hil­ter­man, Bar­bara San­ford and Betty Ricks (Wil­liam); son, James “Buddy” Priv­ett Jr. (Betty Ann); sis­ter, Myr­tle Shaw; 13 grand­chil­dren, 25 great­grand­chil­dren; 4 great-great­grand­chil­dren and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Mrs. Priv­ett was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; hus­band, Rev. James Ivy Priv­ett Sr.; and broth­ers, David Atkins, Ch­ester Atkins, and Wil­liam Atkins.

The fu­neral ar­range­ments for Mrs. Mary A. Priv­ett were held on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home with Rev. Barry McCol­lough of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the An­ti­och Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily of Mrs. Priv­ett re­ceived fam­ily and friends on Tues­day evening, Aug. 21, 2018 at the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home.

Mes­sages of con­do­lence can be made to the fam­ily by sign­ing the on­line guest­book at gam­

The Olin L. Gam­mage and Sons Fu­neral Home han­dled the ar­range­ments for Mrs. Mary Atkins Priv­ett.

Mrs. Wat­son

Mrs. Vir­ginia D. White Wat­son, age 71 of Cedar­town, passed away on Sun­day, Aug. 19, 2018.

She was born on Feb. 17, 1947 in Aragon, the daugh­ter of the late B.F. White and the late Mary Ruth Byrd White.

Mrs. Wat­son worked in the med­i­cal field as a CNA for many years. She had been at­tend­ing Prospect Bap­tist Church.

Mrs. Vir­ginia Wat­son is sur­vived by her lov­ing fam­ily, her hus­band, Jack Wat­son; daugh­ter, Shirley Martinez; brother, Arthur White; sis­ters, Ra­manda White, Rose Bell, Jim­mie Fowler and Glo­ria Jar­rett; her grand­chil­dren, Adam Ship­man, Lon­nie Floyd, Kayla Reyes and Se­lena Martinez and five great grand­chil­dren.

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

The Fu­neral ser­vice for Mrs. Vir­ginia White Wat­son was con­ducted on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Aug. 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home with Rev. Jonathan Fort­ner, Rev. Paul Hol­brook and Rev. Ray­mond Ballew of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the New Har­mony Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends on Tues­day evening, Aug. 21, 2018 at the Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home.

The fol­low­ing served as pall­bear­ers: Adam Ship­man, Lon­nie Floyd, James White, Joseph White, La­mar White and Arthur White Jr.

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

The Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home was in charge of the ar­range­ments for Mrs. Vir­ginia White Wat­son.

7KH QXPEHU ¿QDOO\ VHWWOHG RQ WKUHH FDQGL­dates in a race for a Polk County Com­mis­sion seat up for a Novem­ber vote.

This year’s spe­cial elec­tion to de­ter­mine who ZLOO ¿OO RXW WKH UHVW RI WKH WHUP IRU WKH VHDW FXUrently held by District 3 Com­mis­sioner Hal Floyd will fea­ture a for­mer com­mis­sioner, a for­mer Rock­mart coun­cil mem­ber, and a new­comer look­ing to get their feet wet in lo­cal pol­i­tics.

For­mer com­mis­sioner Larry Reynolds – who served a sin­gle term start­ing in 2009 – will look to get back onto the board as he runs again for a District 3 seat. He pre­vi­ously held it be­fore for­mer Com­mis­sioner Ste­fanie Drake Bur­ford won it out in 2012, and again in 2016.

Reynolds also pre­vi­ously sought the seat left open when the board ap­pointed Floyd as a re­place­ment for Bur­ford after she re­signed LQ +H TXDOL¿HG RQ 7XHVGD\ IRU WKH VHDW

He is a U.S. Navy vet­eran who served after grad­u­at­ing from Rock­mart High School un­til Jan­uary 1965, went to work at 21 at Ford Mo­tor Com­pany’s At­lanta assem­bly plant for 40 years, and has been re­tired for more than 20 years.

He said he’s not go­ing into the race with any par­tic­u­lar agenda in mind, but only seeks to serve the peo­ple of Polk County. He did say when asked the bud­get pri­or­i­ties need to be set with the idea of fund­ing the most crit­i­cal ar­eas – like pub­lic safety – be­fore oth­ers when it comes to ac­count­ing for an­nual ex­pen­di­tures.

“They need to fully fund ar­eas where they need to be be­fore look­ing at other spend­ing,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds faces a chal­lenger in Jer­i­lyn Purdy, who de­cided after an Aug. 21 bud­get work ses­sion for the Polk County Com­mis­sion that she would sign up to run this morn­ing.

She said after sev­eral phone calls from peo­ple of­fer­ing their sup­port, she de­cided it was time to step up and seek to do her part to help the county by run­ning for the seat.

Purdy said she’s look­ing to get more in­volved than she has been in past years with the go­ing­son in the county.

“Dur­ing LEAD Polk last year, I learned a lot of things I wasn’t aware of was hap­pen­ing,” she said. “I feel like that if you can’t stand up and make a dif­fer­ence, then sit down and shut up.”

Purdy hopes if elected to be­gin tack­ling the im­me­di­ate is­sue of what is hap­pen­ing with the county’s bud­get.

7KH RI¿FH PDQJHU RI WKH &KLFN ¿O $ LQ 5RFN­mart, Purdy said she wants to re­main as tran­sSDUHQW DV SRVVLEOH +HU ¿UVW VWHS WRZDUG GRLQJ so was re­sign­ing from a part-time po­si­tion she held with the City of Rock­mart work­ing at the 6LOYHU &RPHW 7UDLOKHDG RI¿FH QH[W WR 6HDERUQ Jones Park on the week­ends.

“If some­thing comes up, I’m go­ing to take care of it,” she said.

Purdy said of all things, she’s pas­sion­ate about mak­ing sure that Cedar­town, Rock­mart and Polk County move for­ward to­gether in the years to come in a pos­i­tive di­rec­tion.

“I want Polk County to be some­thing that my kids and my grand­kids can be proud of,” she said. “If I can do one lit­tle thing now that has a domino ef­fect to cause then, then I’ve ac­com­plished some­thing.”

Purdy is the mother of two sons, one of which is cur­rently at­tend­ing the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia.

A late­comer to the race dur­ing qual­i­fy­ing that ended last Wed­nes­day for the seat was for­mer Rock­mart City Coun­cil mem­ber Ray Carter.

He is a na­tive of Cedar­town, and served on Rock­mart’s coun­cil from 2002 un­til 2011. Carter also works for IBM cur­rently, but has con­sulted and worked with a va­ri­ety of in­ter­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions, gov­ern­ment de­part­ments and agen­cies and more dur­ing his long ca­reer.

Carter cur­rently serves as a De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity of Polk County board mem­ber.

“I de­cided to seek this Polk County Com­mis­sion seat in the hope that I could bring my tal­ents as an ac­com­plished busi­ness pro­fes­sional and my ex­pe­ri­ence as a pre­vi­ously HOHFWHG RI¿FLDO WR WKH WDEOH IRU 3RON &RXQW\ DV we con­tinue to tackle many is­sues for to­day and our fu­ture,” Carter said by email. “I be­lieve my com­mu­nity spirit, in­no­va­tive think­ing and thor­ough ap­proach to the gov­ern­men­tal pol­icy SURFHVV PDNHV PH XQLTXHO\ TXDOL¿HG IRU WKH po­si­tion. I look for­ward to the op­por­tu­nity to serve all the cit­i­zens of Polk County, and pledge to work closely with my fel­low com­mis­sion­ers to en­sure we have sound poli­cies, D WDOHQWHG ZRUNIRUFH DQG D ¿VFDOO\ FRQVHUYD­tive ap­proach in place. Work­ing closely with our cities, I know Polk County is well po­si­tioned for ex­cel­lent eco­nomic growth, with new in­dus­try, busi­ness and res­i­dents com­ing our way.”

Though from Cedar­town, he calls Rock­mart home with his wife Nina (maiden name Bray) and have three adult chil­dren to­gether, Lorri, Mea­gan and Ni­cholas.

He’s also an avid out­doors­man and golfer. Vot­ers will get to de­cide be­tween the trio on the Nov. 6 bal­lot for the midterm elec­tions, which also fea­tures a race be­tween Com­mis­sioner Jen­nifer Hulsey and demo­cratic chal­lenger Ricky Clark.

Com­mis­sioner Hal Floyd, who will re­place Marshelle Thax­ton in District 3, is run­ning in Novem­ber un­op­posed along with forth­com­ing new com­mis­sioner Gary Martin, who is tak­ing over the seat cur­rently held by Jose Igle­sias.

The pub­lic will get a chance to hear from can­di­dates who choose to take part in the Polk County Chamber of Com­merce’s Po­lit­i­cal Fo­rum, or­ga­nized by the gov­ern­ment af­fairs com­mit­tee, com­ing up on Tues­day, Oct. 23, 2018 at 6 p.m. ahead of the elec­tion.

More de­tails on the Chamber’s forth­com­ing event will be pro­vided as soon as they are avail­able. For more on qual­i­fy­ing to vote in the up­com­ing elec­tion in Novem­ber, con­tact the %RDUG RI (OHFWLRQV DW WR ¿QG RXW how, or go on­line to

/ AP-Carolyn Kaster

Republican pres­i­den­tial candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Tampa, Fla., in 2008. An aide says sen­a­tor, war hero and GOP pres­i­den­tial candidate McCain died Satur­day. He was 81.

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