Obit­u­ar­ies

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Mr. Swan

Mr. Thomas Larry Swan, age 71, of Dal­las, passed away Tues­day, Sept. 11, 2018 at his res­i­dence.

He was born in Rock­mart on Dec. 19, 1946 a son of the late James Ed­ward Swan and the late Ruby Myr­tice Baker Swan.

Mr. Swan lived the early years of his life in the Car­roll­ton and Rock­mart area be­fore mov­ing to Dal­las where he had lived the greater part of his life.

He was a NASCAR fan, loved fish­ing and had been a self em­ployed ma­sonry con­trac­tor prior to ill health.

Sur­vivors in­clude a daugh­ter, Shea Camp (Den­nis), Rock­mart; a son, Chuck Swan, Aragon; four grand­chil­dren; one great grand­daugh­ter; two broth­ers: Steve Swan, Rock­mart and Gary Swan, Dal­las and a half brother, Bobby Baker.

Me­mo­rial ser­vices were held Thurs­day, Sept. 13, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for the me­mo­rial ser­vice of Mr. Thomas Larry Swan.

Mr. Hen­der­son

Mr. Paul “Butch” Hen­der­son Jr., age 73, of Rock­mart, passed away Mon­day, Sept. 10, 2018 in a Rome med­i­cal cen­ter.

He was born in Rome on March 12, 1945, a son of the late Paul Hen­der­son Sr. and the late Bessie Mae Baines Hen­der­son.

Mr. Hen­der­son lived all of his life in Rock­mart where he was co-owner of C and D Con­struc­tion. He was of the Bap­tist faith, was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to fish.

He was pre­ceded in death by his father, Paul Hen­der­son Sr., mother, Bessie Mae Davis and step father, Johnny B. Davis.

Sur­vivors in­clude his daugh­ter, Brook Swan and her hus­band, Jody; son, Kyle Hen­der­son; for­mer wife, Pearl Hen­der­son; two grand­sons: Lu­cas Swan and Kon­nor Swan; and sis­ter, Con­nie Simp­son, all of Rock­mart.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Thurs­day, Sept. 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home with Rev. Barry Snapp and Rev. Owen “Bud” Davis of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the New Prospect Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Lee Nolen, Chris Nolen, Joel Gutherie, Jesse Paris, Kyle Hen­der­son and Ed­die New­man.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for Mr. Paul “Butch” Hen­der­son Jr.

Mr. Jordan

Mr. Rob­bie Lee Jordan, age 64 of Cedar­town, for­merly of the Cash­town Com­mu­nity of Aragon, passed away Mon­day morn­ing, Sept. 10, 2018.

Mr. Jordan was born April 2, 1954 in Rock­mart, son of Ellen Wil­lis Jordan and the late Robert Lee Jordan.

He was for­merly a truck driver and of the Bap­tist faith. Rob­bie loved flea mar­kets and was al­ways look­ing for some­one to help.

Mr. Jordan was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Deb­o­rah “Deb­bie” Rar­ick Jordan on Aug. 22, 2014.

Sur­vivors in­cluded two daugh­ters, Kristy Leigh Awtrey of Cal­houn and Jo Ellen Jordan of Aragon; son, Rob Lee Jordan of Aragon; his mother, Ellen Jordan of Aragon; sis­ter, Dale Terry and her hus­band Ed of Sil­ver Creek; two broth­ers, Marty Jordan of Bowl­ing Green, Ken­tucky and Keith Jordan of Aragon; four grand­chil­dren, Emily Awtrey, Dustin Awtrey, Jared Fincher and Isa­iah Fincher; and two great-grand­chil­dren, Hunter Lane Awtrey and Aynslee Grace Fincher.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mr. Jordan were held on Thurs­day, Sept. 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Free­man Harris Fu­neral Home with Rev. Michael Ed­wards of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment ser­vices fol­lowed in the fam­ily lot of the New Prospect Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery.

The following gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Dustin Awtrey, Jared Fincher, Ja­cob Baker, Kyle Parker, Brian Dono­hoe, Rob Jordan, Jonathan Guice and Lee Stringer.

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 Mr. Rob­bie Lee Jordan.

Mr. Parker

Mr. Grover Cleve­land Parker Jr., age 79, of Cedar­town, passed away peace­fully at his res­i­dence on Mon­day morn­ing, Sept. 10, 2018 following an brief ill­ness.

Mr. Parker was born on Aug. 3, 1939 in At­lanta, a son of the Mr. Grover Cleve­land Parker Sr. and the Mrs. Mil­dred Louise Kinny Parker.

Mr. Parker was a United States Vet­eran where he proudly served in the U. S. Army.

Prior to his re­tire­ment, he was a Union Commercial Elec­tri­cian and was a union mem­ber with the IBEW.

Mr. Parker is sur­vived by his loving and de­voted wife of fifty seven years, Anna Sut­ton Parker; his son and daugh­ter in law, Wade Parker and Sandy; his daugh­ter, Jill Parker Flow­ers; brother and sis­ter in law, Jody Parker and Cheri; his pride and joy, his grand­chil­dren, Adam Flow­ers and Re­becca, Brooke Flow­ers and Blake Ox­en­rei­der and Davis Parker; nephew, Ja­son and Misty Parker and niece Laura and Shane McPherson.

The Me­mo­rial ser­vice for Grover Cleve­land Parker Jr. were con­ducted on Thurs­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 13, 2018 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of the Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home with Rev. John Giglio of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends on Thurs­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 13, 2018 at the Lite­sey Fu­neral Home.

Flow­ers will be ac­cepted or those wish­ing to do so may make me­mo­rial do­na­tions in mem­ory of Mr. Parker to Anna Kresge Me­mo­rial United Methodist Church, 15 Booger Hol­low Rd., Cedar­town, Ga., 30125 or First Bap­tist Church Fam­ily Life Cen­ter, 144 Es­sex Street, Cedar­town, Ga., 30125.

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

The Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home was in charge of the ar­range­ments for Mr. Grover Cleve­land Parker Jr.

Mr. Wil­liams

Mr. Don­ald Eu­gene Wil­liams, age 72, of Rock­mart, passed away Mon­day, Sept. 10, 2018 at his res­i­dence.

He was born in Aragon on Sept. 18, 1945, a son of the late James Mon­roe Wil­liams and the late Estelle By­ers Wil­liams.

Mr. Wil­liams lived all of his life in Rock­mart and loved vis­it­ing with his friends and neigh­bors. He was of the Bap­tist faith.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, Mr. Wil­liams was pre­ceded in death by five broth­ers: Bob Wil­liams, Ju­nior Wil­liams, Jimmy Wil­liams, James Wil­liams, and Marvin Wil­liams; and five sis­ters: Rena Carter, Chris­tine Fos­ter, Pauline Wil­liams, Sue Wimpy, and Betty Wil­liams.

Mr. Wil­liams is sur­vived by a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews.

In keep­ing with his wishes, Mr. Wil­liams was cre­mated and a pri­vate fam­ily me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at a later date.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for Mr. Don­ald Eu­gene Wil­liams.

Mr. Meers

Mr. Ed­win La­mar “Ed­die” Meers, age 60 of Cedar­town passed away Satur­day, Sept. 8, 2018.

He was born May 31, 1958 in At­lanta, son of Charles E. Meers and the late Mag­gie Chris­tine Coff­man Meers.

Mr. Meers was a grad­u­ate of South Cobb High School and a mem­ber of the Spring­dale Bap­tist Church. Ed­die was the for­mer owner of Meers Fur­ni­ture.

He loved the beach, espe­cially Day­tona and Key West, and loved be­ing out­doors as long as there was a chair next to the pool. Mr. Meers was an ac­com­plished mu­si­cian, be­ing able to play the pi­ano, drums, banjo and guitar.

If you could hum it, he could play it.

He shared 32 years of mar­riage with Candy Meers and had three chil­dren, Char­lie Meers of Tampa, Fla., Candice Robin­son of Cedar­town and Crys­tal Cope and her hus­band Jeremy of Rock­mart.

Other sur­vivors in­cluded his father, Charles E. Meers of Sil­ver Creek; brother, Larry Meers of Cedar­town; and four grand­chil­dren, Ai­dan Ca­s­away Robin­son, Henley Yvonne Robin­son, Jack­son La­mar Cope and Tan­ner Jeremy Cope.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life for Mr. Meers was held on Fri­day evening, Sept. 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the chapel of the Free­man Harris Fu­neral Home with Mr. Tony Peace and Mr. Mel­ton Moss of­fi­ci­at­ing.

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 ser­vice for Mr. Ed­win La­mar “Ed­die” Meers.

Mr. Pyles

Mr. Jimmy Eu­gene Pyles “Gene”, age 66, of Cedar­town, passed away on Satur­day, Sept. 8, 2018.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1951, in Cedar­town, the son of the late Rev. Robert and Mary Inez Jar­rell Pyles.

Mr. Pyles is sur­vived by his daugh­ter, Brandi Thax­ton (Lee); sons, Ricky Pyles (Leann) and Rob­bie Pyles (Gia); sis­ter, Vickie Owens (Dan); brother, Den­nis Pyles; grand­chil­dren, Aaron Thax­ton, Kin­sey Pyles, Allyson Pyles, Lauren Pyles and Luke Pyles and great-grand­chil­dren, Raylee Thax­ton and Brant­ley Pyles.

In keep­ing with Mr. Pyles’ wishes he was cre­mated.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice for Mr. Jimmy Eu­gene Pyles was held on Tues­day, Sept. 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home with Rev. Jimmy Shoe­maker of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The fam­ily of Mr. Pyles re­ceived fam­ily and friends on Tues­day, Sept. 11, 2018 prior to the me­mo­rial ser­vice hour at the Gam­mage Fu­neral Home.

Flow­ers are be­ing ac­cepted; how­ever, me­mo­rial do­na­tions can be made to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, 250 Wil­liams Street, NW, At­lanta, Ga., 30303.

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. Jimmy Eu­gene Pyles.

Mr. Brew­ster

Mr. Charles Ray Brew­ster, age 91, of Ma­con died Sept. 7, 2018. Ser­vices were held on Tues­day, Sept. 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Ge­or­gia Veter­ans Me­mo­rial Ceme­tery in Milledgeville.

He was born April 13, 1927, at Esom Hill and grew up in Cedar­town, the son of the late Fred Hu­bert and Clarice Ray Brew­ster.

Mr. Brew­ster was an Ea­gle Scout and served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946 and in Jan­uary 1952, he was or­dained min­is­ter at First Bap­tist Church in Cedar­town.

On July 12, 1952, he was mar­ried to Ruth Miller of Wal­lace, N.C.

Mr. Brew­ster earned de­grees from Mercer Univer­sity, Yale Univer­sity, Union The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, and in 1967 to 1968 stud­ied at Tub­in­gen Univer­sity in Ger­many.

His top pro­fes­sors in­cluded Paul Til­lich, Richard, and Rein­hold Niebuhr, Robert Cal­houn.

In 1949 and 1952 to 1959, he di­rected re­li­gious ac­tiv­i­ties at Mercer, and was a fac­ulty mem­ber from 1952 to 1995. While there, he re­ceived hon­ors in­clud­ing: Pres­i­dent of the Stu­dent Body, Al­ger­non Syd­ney Sul­li­van Award, and Dan­forth Grant.

He was also a cham­pion Pole Vaulter while he was a stu­dent.

Mr. Brew­ster trav­eled 19 times over­seas, in­clud­ing Canada, Mex­ico, Europe, and Hong Kong.

He is sur­vived in Ma­con by his wife Ruth Miller Brew­ster; in Athens, by two sons, Ben (Donna) and Bob (Sarah), four grand­chil­dren, Matt, Clay, Zoe, and Sam. Pre­de­ceased were three chil­dren: Stu­art, Becky, and Charles.

Ex­press on­line con­do­lences at www.williams­fu­neral.net to the fam­ily of Mr. Brew­ster.

Wil­liams Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory of Milledgeville were in charge of the ar­range­ments for Mr. Charles Ray Brew­ster.

Mr. Hawkins

Mr. Paul Ed­ward Hawkins, age 85, of Rock­mart passed away Fri­day, Sept. 7, 2018 in a Rome health care fa­cil­ity.

He was born in Rock­mart on May 30, 1933, a son of the late Carey Hawkins and the late Gla­dys Robin­son Hawkins.

Mr. Hawkins lived all of his life in Rock­mart where he worked at Mar­quette Ce­ment Com­pany. He was also a for­mer em­ployee of Lock­heed-Martin Cor­po­ra­tion.

He ac­cepted Christ at a young age; at­tended Holmes Ju­nior Col­lege in Mis­sis­sippi and also Ge­or­gia State Univer­sity; and was a vet­eran of the United States Navy. He en­joyed wood­work­ing and watch­ing foot­ball.

Sur­vivors in­clude his two sis­ters: Mar­guerite Hawkins of Rock­mart and An­nette Maxwell of Rock­mart; two nieces: Le­sia Wil­liams (Steve), Ma­ri­etta and Lori Buck­ner (Pete) Cedar­town; one great nephew, Cameron Wil­liams, Prov­i­dence, R.I.; and one great niece, Abbey Wil­liams, Lake­land, Fla.

Grave­side fu­neral and in­ter­ment ser­vices were held Mon­day, Sept. 10, 2018 at 3 p.m. in Rose Hill Ceme­tery with Rev. John Hooper of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Pall­bear­ers in­cluded: Doug Harper, Steve Wil­liams, Pete Buck­ner, Cameron Wil­liams, Har­vey Wil­son and Bobby Ca­son. Bob Harper served as an hon­orary pall­bearer.

The Alvis Miller and Son Fu­neral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for Mr. Paul Ed­ward Hawkins.

Mr. Roberts

Mr. John Wil­liam Roberts, age 48, of Cedar­town, passed away on Thurs­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 6, 2018.

John was born on March 22, 1970 in Rome, the son of Den­nis F. Roberts and Es­ther S. Roberts.

He had been em­ployed by the HON Com­pany of Cedar­town and was pre­ceded in death by his father, Den­nis Roberts and his sis­ter, Janet Bishop.

Mr. Roberts is sur­vived by his fi­ancé, Traci Barger; his mother, Es­ther Roberts; brother, Clark Roberts; step son, Max­imus Beecham and step daugh­ter, El­iz­a­beth Beecham. A num­ber of nieces, neph­ews and friends also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mr. John Wil­liam Roberts were con­ducted on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Lite­sey Fu­neral Home with Rev. Trey Jones of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the Fel­ton Methodist Church Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends on Tues­day evening, Sept. 11, 2018, at the Lester Lite­sey Fu­neral Home.

The following Gen­tle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Corey McMa­han, Keith Cheat­wood, Mike Smith, Johnny Craw­ford, Kan­ton Smith and Justin Cooper. Hon­orary Pall­bear­ers were Jonathan Cooper and Chris Barger.

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

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

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