Mrs. Martha Ann Ybarra, Obit. (M)

Mrs. Martha Ann Ybarra, age 77, of Summerville, GA, died Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Floyd Medical Center.

Mrs. Ybarra was born November 15, 1940, in Carrollton, GA, daughter of the late Marvin Ragsdale and Lucille Golden-Buchanan. She was a member of the Chelsea Baptist Church, and prior to her retirement, was employed at Sewell’s in Bowden, GA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry Traylor; second husband, B.C. Mills; son, Randy Traylor; step-sons, Keith Mills and Tony Mills.

Mrs. Ybarra is survived by her husband, Ysidro Servin-Ybarra; children, Teresa (Frankie) Wilburn, Shenia (John) Glass, Samantha (Robert) Patterson; brothers, Michael (Risha) Buchanan, Steve (Kathie) Buchanan, Dalton (Lisa) Buchanan; sister, Debbie (Harvey) Kendricks; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ybarra will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, November 20, 2017, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Debbie Kendricks and Rev. John McGraw officiating. Interment will follow in the Chelsea Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.B. Glass, Everett Glass, Robert Patterson, Paul Lyons, Brad Traylor, and Earl Holloway.

Mrs. Ybarra will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service on Monday.

Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Martha Ann Ybarra who died on Thursday. To share your condolences with the family online, please visit our website at

Auction Brings More Than $1,000,000

The Summerville home of former Floyd County School System Maintenance Director Derry Richardson sold for $390,000 at auction Saturday morning.

The auction was part of a settlement to the civil action against Richardson and others, who are accused of stealing millions from the school system.

Proceeds from the sale of the more than 600 items including firearms, vehicles and more will help recover some of those funds.

It is estimated that the auction raised more than $1,000,000.


Mrs. Violet A. Wages, Obit. (M)

Mrs. Violet A. Wages age 63, of Ft. Payne, AL, passed away Sunday November 5, 2017, in a Ft. Payne Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mason Funeral Home.   Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Violet A. Wages who died on Sunday.


Ms. Wanda Lavone McGuire Goodenough, Obit. (M)

Ms. Wanda Lavone McGuire Goodenough, age 46, of Summerville, GA, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017, at Floyd Medical Center.
Ms. Goodenough was born March 28, 1971, in Rome, GA, daughter of the late James Lee McGuire and Charlotte Hunter McGuire.  She was a homemaker and was Church of God by faith.  She loved to cook and do crafts.
Ms. Goodenough is survived by her fiance’ Michael Wright; sons, Justin Goodenough and Nick Goodenough; brother, Merle (Mary) McGuire; sisters, Kathy (Henry) Millsap, Donna (Kimberly) McGuire; grandchildren, Faith Goodenough, Hope Remlinger, Gavin Goodenough, River Goodenough, Cedar Goodenough, Sunshine Goodenough, and Jacob Woodall.
Funeral services for Ms. Goodenough will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ken Westmoreland officiating.
Ms. Goodenough will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service on Wednesday.
Arrangements are by Mason Funeral Home, Summerville, GA