Mrs. Freda Lynn Crabtree Gilley, Obit. (C)

Mrs. Freda Lynn Crabtree Gilley, age 64 of Summerville, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Residence of her daughter in Rocky Face following an extended illness. Mrs. Gilley was born in King’s Mountain, NC on September 5, 1953, daughter of the late Winford K. Marteen and Edna Ruth Black Marteen Thompson.  She had a green thumb, loved to garden and spend time with her grandchildren.  Prior to retirement, she was employed with Mohawk Industries. Funeral Services for Mrs. Gilley will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with her brother, Bud Marteen officiating.  Interment will follow in the Green Hills Memory Gardens. Mrs. Gilley will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Freda Lynn Crabtree Gilley. (click read more for full obituary)

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Rev. Billy Gerald Dempsey, Obit (M)

Rev. Billy Gerald Dempsey, age 82, of Summerville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his residence.

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Mrs. Peggy Montgomery Gaston, Obit (M)

Mrs. Peggy Montgomery Gaston, age 71, of Lafayette, GA, passed away May 11, 2018, at Parkside Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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Mrs. Dorothy Frances Austin, Obit (M)

Mrs. Dorothy Frances Austin, age 91, of Summerville, GA, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation.

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Mr. Thomas Isaiah Smith, Obit (C)

Thomas Isaiah Smith, age 17 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at the T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger following an extended illness.

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Mrs. Kathy Yvonne Bonjorni, Obit (M)

Mrs. Kathy Yvonne Bonjorni, age 51, of Citra, FL (formerly of LaFayette, GA), passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL.

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Mrs. JoAnn White Stoker, Obit. (C)

Mrs. JoAnn White Stoker, age 85 of Summerville, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.


Mrs. Stoker was born in Summerville, GA on July 18, 1932, daughter of the late Joseph Wesley White and Annie Leigh Byars White.  She was a member of Berryton Church of God, and was retired from the Cafeteria at Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center  . She loved to cook, work in her flower garden, play card games, and take care of others. Mrs. Stoker was preceded in death by her husband Amos Lee Stoker, Sr.; brothers, Charles White and Harold White; sisters, Martha Edwards and Patty Stoker, and grandchildren, Jason Stoker, Christopher Ratledge, and Joseph Lee Evett.


Mrs. Stoker is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Amos “Lee” Stoker, Jr.;  Larry A. and Johnnie Stoker, Greg and Sherri Stoker, Timothy Mark and Debbie Stoker; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy D. and Charles Ratledge, Vicki R. and Wayne Davis and Tammy L. and Elliott Norton; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Cecil Watkins; 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, special cousin, Martha Martin; special friends Carolyn Williams and Mike Brown; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Funeral services for Mrs. Stoker will be held Friday May 11, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Lee and Brother Terry Shores officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Chris Stoker, Shawn Stoker, Cody Stoker, Eric Ratledge, Chelsea Stoker, Chris Stewart, and Jon Ratledge. Honorary Pallbearers will be the staff of Pruitt Hospice, her Sunday School Class at Berryton Church, and her grandchildren.


Mrs. Stoker will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M.


Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. JoAnn Stoker. Please visit to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.

Ms. Brenda Faye Rounsaville Burks, Obit. (W)

MS. BRENDA FAYE ROUNSAVILLE BURKS – Age 73, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at a local health care.

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Mr. Brittany Dewayne Thurman, Obit. (W)

MR. BRITTANY DEWAYNE THURMAN – Age 41, – of Rome, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Floyd Medical Center. He was a member of Queens Chapel Independent Church, and was preceded in death by his father, James Frank Thurman, grandparents, James Thurman and Myrtle Thurman, James Mostiller and Willie Mostiller, brother, Steven Thurman.
He is survived by his mother, Glenice Elaine Mosteller Thurman, son, Brittavious D. Thurman, brother, Christian (Michelene) Thurman of Rome, Georgia; sister, Kira (Kurt) Lowrey of Cartersville, Georgia; Crystal (Erica) Roberts of North Carolina; uncles, Sam (Kimberly) Mosteller of Atlanta, Georgia; Dan Mosteller of Summerville, Georgia; and Michael (Sandra) Allen of Cartersville; Vernon (Sandy) Thurman of Summerville; Jerry (Bernice) Allen of Atlanta; aunts, Brenda Williamson, Robin Williams, Pamela (Warren) Albert, and Mary Thurman of Summerville; great aunts, Frankie Shropshire and Joan Terrell of Rome; devoted friends, Tabitha Bankston, Kyle Riley, Eric Allen, LaBresha Bankston, and a host of nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 1:00 P. M. at Queens Chapel Independent Church, 105 Johnson Street, Kingston, Georgia with Pastor Homer Printup, and other ministers officiating. His remains will lie in state at the church on Thursday from 11:00 A. M. until the funeral hour. Interment, Floyd Memorial Garden. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.

Mr. William “Tommy” Shaw, Obit (M)

Mr. William “Tommy” Shaw, age 65, of Lyerly, GA passed away Sunday-May 6, 2018 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

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