James Earl Mitchell, 74, Look­out Moun­tain

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James Earl Mitchell, 74 of Look­out Moun­tain, Ge­or­gia went home to be with his Lord and Sav­ior on Mon­day morn­ing, July 17, 2017 and was joined by his lov­ing wife of more than 56 years, Linda Ward Mitchell less than 12 hours later.

Mr. Mitchell was a life­long res­i­dent of the North Ge­or­gia area and was of the Bap­tist faith. He had made a name for him­self work­ing most of his life as a Stone Ma­son. He lived to work, but he also en­joyed play­ing golf, fish­ing and spend­ing time with his fam­ily & friends. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Hugh Mel­ton & Mary Daisy Mitchell and his sis­ter, An­nie Thomp­son.

Sur­vivors in­clude his lov­ing wife of more than 56 years, Linda Faye Mitchell who couldn’t stand the thought of liv­ing with­out James another day; chil­dren, James “Tim” Mitchell, Terry Mitchell all of Look­out Moun­tain, GA and Theresa Gen­ter of Ring­gold, GA; brother, Tony Mitchell; sis­ters, Brenda Hig­don and Deb­bie Evans all of Look­out Moun­tain, GA; 4 grand­chil­dren; 5 great grand­chil­dren and dear friend, Danny Roberts.

Fu­neral ser­vices: 2:00 p.m. Fri­day, July 21, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Rev. Ce­cil Gravitt of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Mount Olive Ceme­tery.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Fri­day morn­ing from 11:00 a.m. un­til the time of ser­vice.

On­line guest book at www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: W. L. Wilson & Sons Fu­neral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

Frank An­drew Foss, 46, Cairo, Ga.

Frank An­drew Foss, 46, of Cairo, Ga., passed away at Pied­mont Hos­pi­tal in At­lanta, Ga., on Mon­day, July 17, 2017.

Mr. Foss was born on May 20, 1971, in St. Peters­burg, FL, to the late Frank E. Foss and Jan­ice Copeland Lau­rence, who sur­vives. He grad­u­ated from St. Peters­burg High School in 1989. He served his coun­try in the United States Army from 1992 to 2001. On Au­gust 18, 2007, he mar­ried Michelle Smith Foss, who sur­vives. Frank has lived in Lafayette, GA, Moul­trie, GA, and cur­rently in Cairo. He was em­ployed by the Thomas County Tax As­ses­sors Of­fice in the map­ping depart­ment. He was a for­mer mem­ber of the Corinth Bap­tist Church in Lafayette, GA. He was a de­voted Ge­or­gia Bull­dog Fan.

Sur­vivors in­clude: his wife, Michelle Smith Foss of Cairo, GA; son, Hunter Avery of Cairo, GA; mother, Jan­ice Copeland Lau­rence of Cairo, GA; sis­ter, An­gela Kel­ley of Moul­trie, GA; step­grand­mother, Opal Hol­loway of Can­ton, GA; un­cle, Franklin Copeland of Can­ton, GA; aunt, Glena Magee (Otis) of Raw­son, OH; and a host of nieces, neph­ews, and ex­tended fam­ily mem­ber. He was pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther.

Fu­neral ser­vices: 11:00 a.m., Satur­day, July 22, 2017, at the Chapel of Clark Fu­neral Home, Cairo, GA. Pas­tor Gwyn Hayes and Pas­tor David Avery will of­fi­ci­ate.

Burial: With Mil­i­tary Hon­ors, in Sun­set Ceme­tery, Meigs, GA.

Ac­tive pall­bear­ers: Lee “Button” Thomas, Jr., Alvin “Bitt” Shi­rah, Jamie Bynum, Larry Horn, Thomas Smith and Franklin Copeland.

Vis­i­ta­tion: At Clark Fu­neral Home on Fri­day, July 21, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. un­til 8:00 p.m.

Guests may sign the on­line reg­is­ter at www. clark­fu­neral.com.

Donna Jean Colvard, 54, Ring­gold

Mrs. Donna Jean Colvard, 54, of Ring­gold, went home to be with her Lord and Sav­ior with her lov­ing fam­ily at her side Mon­day July 10, 2017.

Donna grad­u­ated from Dal­ton State Col­lege with an A.A. de­gree in Med­i­cal As­sis­tance to which she played a val­ued part in ad­vo­cat­ing the school im­ple­ment­ing a pro­gram for med­i­cal as­sis­tant stu­dents; she was also a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Med­i­cal As­sis­tance. Mrs. Colvard was a Vol­un­teer with the North Ge­or­gia cri­sis cen­ter where she fo­cused most of her time with fam­i­lies of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. Donna had a pas­sion for help­ing other peo­ple and her coura­geous heart will be for­ever re­mem­bered by all who knew her. Mrs. Colvard was a life­long res­i­dent of Ring­gold and was a mem­ber of the Nel­lie Head Bap­tist in Tun­nel Hill.

She is pre­ceded in death by pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Homer and Agnes Holmes; ma­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Jack and Oma Mitchell, niece, Melissa Ball and great nephew, Gray­den Whit­more.

Sur­vivors in­clude par­ents Charles and Doris Holmes hus­band David Colvard, chil­dren Brandi Hughes (Chuck) and Sid­ney Hul­len­der, sib­lings, Bar­bara Holmes Go­forth, Don­ald Holmes(Tami) and Jef­frey Holmes(El­iz­a­beth). Sev­eral nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Memo­rial ser­vice: Thurs­day July 13, 2017 at 6 pm in the fu­neral home chapel.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Wed­nes­day from 6 un­til 9 pm at the fu­neral home.

Ar­range­ments: Wilson Fu­neral Home Wal­lis-Ste­wart Chapel Ring­gold, Ge­or­gia.

Jacky Wil­liam Thomas, 67, Chicka­mauga

Jacky Wil­liam Thomas, age 67, of Chicka­mauga passed away at Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal Fri­day, July 14, 2017.

Born in Cedar­town Ge­or­gia in 1950, Jacky was of the Bap­tist faith and was a self­em­ployed dry­wall in­staller. He was pre­ceded in death by his mother, Lola Mae Thomas; brother, Frank Thomas; and nephew, De­Wayne Thomas.

Sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 35 years, Deb­bie Thomas; daugh­ters, Holly (Danny) Claire, Heather Thomas Flem­ing, and Christy Thomas all of Chicka­mauga; grand­chil­dren, Kaylee Claire, Jenna Claire, Sean Claire, Seth Claire, Emma Flem­ing, Ben­son Thomas, and Kyn­lee Ann; sis­ters, Betty Martin of Chicka­mauga and Mar­i­lyn (Ge­orge) Baker of LaFayette; broth­ers, Wayne (Diane) Thomas and Cur­tis (Deb­bie) Thomas all of Chicka­mauga, and Ralph Thomas of LaFayette; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vice: 6 p.m. Mon­day, July 17, 2017 in the Wil­banks Memo­rial Chapel.

Burial: LaFayette City Ceme­tery.

Vis­i­ta­tion: At the fu­neral home Mon­day from 4 p.m. un­til hour of ser­vice.

Ar­range­ments: Wal­lis-Wil­banks Fu­neral Home, LaFayette.

Jorena Shep­herd Joyner, 68, Rock Spring

Jorena Shep­herd Joyner, age 68, of Rock Spring passed away Fri­day, July 14, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic in Min­nesota.

She was the daugh­ter of the late Wil­liam Shep­herd and Emma Polk Shep­herd. JoRena was a

home­maker, de­voted wife, mother, and grand­mother and at­tended Oak­wood Bap­tist Church.

Sur­vived by her de­voted and lov­ing hus­band of 47 years, Larry Joyner of Rock Spring; daugh­ter, Lind­sey (Mac) Mc­Clure; sons, Greg (Joy) Joyner and Shan­non Joyner all of Rock Spring; grand­chil­dren, Blake Joyner, Brooke Joyner, Paxton Mc­Clure, Maya Joyner, Asa Mc­Clure, and Robee Joyner; sis­ters, ReGena De­mere and Bil­lie Sch­nider both of Ma­con, Ga., and DeAnn Bor­ders of By­ron, Ga.; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Cel­e­bra­tion of life ser­vice: 7 p.m. Satur­day, July 22, 2017 at 381 Wood Sta­tion Road, Rock Spring, GA 30739 with Pas­tor Frank Kel­ley of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Pri­vate in­ter­ment: Rock Spring Ceme­tery.

Vis­i­ta­tion: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Fri­day, July 21 at the fu­neral home.

Ar­range­ments: Wal­lis-Wil­banks Fu­neral Home, LaFayette.

Dr. Thomas “Butch” Cochran Jr., 71, Fort­son, Ga.

Dr. Thomas “Butch” Cochran Jr., 71, of Fort­son, GA died Fri­day, July 14, 2017.

Dr. Cochran was born Septem­ber 6, 1945 in Chat­tanooga, TN, son of Jo Cobb Cochran and the late Thomas A. Cochran, Sr. Dr. Cochran re­ceived his BS de­gree from the Uni­ver­sity of Ge­or­gia in 1967 and com­pleted his med­i­cal de­gree at the Med­i­cal Col­lege of Ge­or­gia in 1971. He con­tin­ued his train­ing with a sur­gi­cal in­tern­ship and three year sur­gi­cal res­i­dency at Bay­lor Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal in Dal­las, Texas. Af­ter com­plet­ing a two year res­i­dency in Plas­tic and Re­con­struc­tive Surgery at the Uni­ver­sity of Utah in Salt Lake City, Dr. Cochran be­gan prac­tic­ing medicine in Colum­bus, Ge­or­gia in 1977. He was a board cer­ti­fied Plas­tic and Re­con­struc­tive Sur­geon, and was on the staff of St. Fran­cis Hos­pi­tal, Colum­bus Re­gional and Doc­tors Hos­pi­tal. Dr. Cochran has served on the board of di­rec­tors of the Chat­ta­hoochee Coun­cil of Boy Scouts of Amer­ica and served on the board of the St. Fran­cis Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion.

Out­side of his med­i­cal prac­tice, Dr. Cochran was an avid out­doors­man. He loved ev­ery as­pect of hunt­ing, fish­ing and en­joy­ing God’s cre­ations. Also, Dr. Cochran loved to sup­port the Colum­bus Cot­ton­mouths, and was an ac­tive par­tic­i­pant in the adult hockey league. Dr. Cochran loved be­ing with his fam­ily and was an ac­tive mem­ber of First Bap­tist Church of Colum­bus.

Sur­vivors in­clude his sons, Christo­pher Cochran, Kevin Cochran and his wife, Julie, and his daugh­ter, Ken­dall Cochran; his grand­son, Case Cochran; his mother, Jo Cobb Cochran; his sis­ter, Gaye Smith; his brother, Randy Cochran, and

Cell: 423-588-9499 Of­fice: 706-638-6996 RE­ALTY

Jorena Joyner

Frank Foss

Donna Colvard

Jacky Thomas

Thomas Cochran, Jr.

James Mitchell

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