Norman Manson Cooper, Obit (C)

Norman Manson Cooper, age 68 of the Mountain View Community in Trion, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022 in a Rome Hospital.

Norman was a humble, rough around the edges, but would give you the shirt off his back, kind of guy. He enjoyed working on older cars and being rowdy during his younger years. After retirement he enjoyed being a lounge lizard and enjoying the day on his front porch, where he took pride in figuring out how he could annoy or pester his wife of 48 years. He flew on a plane for the first time when he was 62 and took up kayaking at 66. He spent the best years of his life with some great friends at Mt Vernon Mills and could barely hold it together from laughing so hard as he would retell the stories of the antics the maintenance boys would do to pick on each other, especially when they found out his hatred of snakes or rats. His smile and laugh was infectious but you knew when he meant business. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son. He will be greatly missed but we, as his family, know he’s rejoicing in Heaven. Norman was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Manson Cooper; father, Bobby Joe Cooper; brother Bobby Labron Cooper; Niece, Amber Gilbreath; great granddaughter, Ravyn Jane Neal; Sister-in-law, Louise Cooper and a brother-in-law, Bobby Maton.

Norman is survived by his wife, Kathy Cooper, daughters and spouses Rebecca (Michael) Carico and Breezy (Brandon) Henderson; mother, Betty Cooper; brother, Mickey Cooper; honorary son Chad (Brittany) Butler; sister-in-law, Debbie Cooper; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Norman will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Rickey Biddle and Rev. Ralph McWhorter officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Steve Dutton, Randy Cooper, Morgan Laney, Aaron Simpson, Brian Green, Tommy Cooper. Honorary pallbearers will be the Mt. Vernon Mills maintenance department, Keith Lowe, Rex Knight, Sonny Durham, Lamar Harris, Jerry Timmons, Eddie Timmons, Mike Bartlett, Danny Galloway, Buck Brown, and Ralph Summerlin.

Norman will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Norman Manson Cooper. Please visit www.coffmanfh.net to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.

Mr. Johnny Leroy Human, Obit (C)

Mr. Johnny Leroy Human, age 64 of Summerville, Georgia passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

Johnny was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 26, 1958, son of the late Leroy Human and Mary Lucille Cline Human. He was a member of the Four Mile Baptist Church where he was the Sunday School Director and a Sunday School Teacher. Johnny met his breakfast club every morning at Jim’s Restaurant. He was formerly employed as a supervisor with Mohawk Industries, but had owned and operated his own lawn care and landscaping business for many years. Johnny enjoyed gardening and fishing, as well as snake hunting, but his favorite activity was spending time with his family.

Johnny is survived by his wife, Jana Human; daughter, Jessie Human; son, Justin Gentry; sisters, Gail Human, Diane Human and Donna Human Gentry; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Johnny will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Pastor Joel A. Smith and former Pastor Doyle Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearer will include Gary Chapman, Terry Payne, Jimmy Lenderman, Mick Allen, Ben Allen and Andy Allen. Honorary Pallbearers will be Reid Harrington, Becky Allen, Mike Jarrett, Quinton Wilson, Buddy Windle and his Jim’s Restaurant Family and Friends.

Johnny will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Saturday morning from 11:00 A.M. until the funeral hour.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Johnny Leroy Human. Please visit www.coffmanfh.net to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.

Mr. Arthur Lee “Skeet” Perry, Obit (M)

Mr. Arthur Lee “Skeet” Perry, age 80, of Summerville, GA, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Advent Health Redmond.

Arthur was born in Menlo, GA to Nathaniel and Julia May Perry on February 11, 1942. Skeet started working at an early age and had many different jobs. He retired at age 65 from S.I. Story Lumber Mill. He spent a great deal of his retirement years living life just as he felt he was old enough to do, which meant whatever he wanted! A lot of that time was spent with his siblings enjoying being together. He became ill in his late 70’s, and from those days until his final rest, he still did all the hobbies that he enjoyed. He is greatly loved and missed.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Perry was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Jean Perry; son, Rodney Cox; and daughter, Michelle Addison.

Mr. Perry is survived by his children, Julia Perry, Carol Perry, Tara Davis, Jerome Thompson, and Steven Thompson; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Skeet has a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and many cherished friends.

A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Friday, September 30, 2022, at Mason Funeral Home.

To share your condolences with the family online, please visit our website at www.masonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are provided by Mason Funeral Home- Summerville, GA.

 

Mr. John Richard Stewart, Jr., Obit (M)

Mr. John Richard Stewart, Jr., age 67, of Summerville, GA, passed away Friday September 23, 2022, at a Rome, GA hospital.

Mr. Stewart was born February 11, 1955, in Greenwood, S.C., the son of the late John Richard and Dorothy Ivester Stewart. Mr. Stewart was employed with Wright Sanitation, and was an avid fisherman & hunter. He loved GA football, the Atlanta Braves , and was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed reading western books and most of all being with his family and grandchildren. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Hazel Mincey.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Stewart to whom he was married 13 years; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Mark Eichhorn; step-son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Ida Mincey; step-daughter and son-in-law Jeannie and Steven Lane; sister and brother-in-law, Holly and Lewis Moss, and 6 grandchildren.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mr. Stewart will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the chapel of Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Wright officiating. Interment will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mark Eichhorn, Mike Wright, Steven Lane, Johnny Rouse, Sean Mincey, and Lewis Moss. Honorary pallbearer will be Caleb Eichhorn..

Mr. Stewart will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To share your condolences with the family online, please visit our website at www.masonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are provided by Mason Funeral Home, Summerville, GA.

Miss Amber Sheryl McDaniel, Obit (M)

Miss Amber Sheryl McDaniel age 39 of Menlo, GA passed away September 22, 2022 in Rockmart, GA.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Miss McDaniel will be at 7:00 PM Wednesday, September 29 at he chapel of Mason Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 until the service hour.

Arrangements are provided by Mason Funeral Home, Summerville, GA

Mrs. Annie Sue Blevins Thompson, Obit (M)

Mrs. Annie Sue Blevins Thompson, age 81, of Ladson, SC, (formerly of Menlo, GA) passed away Friday, September 23, 2022, at Advent Health Redmond.

Mrs. Thompson was born December 19, 1940, in Valley Head, AL, daughter of the late Milton and Hazel Sryock Blevins. She was a member of Rock Spring Methodist Church, and prior to her retirement, was employed with Liberty National Insurance Company. Mrs. Thompson loved life, travelling, and to laugh. She also enjoyed baking cakes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Thompson; a son, Stephen Averett; and brothers, Robert Blevins and Ricky Blevins.

Survivors include her son, Paul Averett; daughter, Samantha Averett; a brother, Lewis Blevins; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Graveside and interment services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Saturday, September 26, 2022, at Rock Spring Cemetery 219 Rock Spring Road Milner, GA with Rev. Benny Tate officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shirley Bethune and Louis Bearden.

There will be no visitation. Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery.

To share your condolences with the family online, please visit our website at www.masonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are provided by Mason Funeral Home- Summerville, GA.

Mrs. Janie Sue Lowry, Obit (M)

Mrs. Janie Sue Lowry age 65 of Summerville, GA passed away Friday, September 23, 2022 at a Rome, GA hospital.

Mrs. Lowry was born April 14, 1957 in LaFayette, GA to the late Jake and Della Mae Ball Martin. She was employed by Pruitt Healthcare in LaFayette.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Danny Lowry.

Survivors include her sons, Jon Lowry and Jay (Paula) Lowry; and siblings, Roland Martin, Paul (Becky) Martin, George Martin, and Beckie (Darrell) Millican.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ms. Lowry will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, September 26 at the chapel of Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Pace and Rev. Paul Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Perennial Springs Cemetery with Josh McCullough, Danny Ogles, Rodney Womack, Tim Wooten, Allen Martin, and Eddie Millican serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00 until the service hour.

To share your condolences with the family online, please visit our website at www.masonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are provided by Mason Funeral Home- Summerville, GA.

Mrs. Elsie Geneva Reynolds Elrod, Obit (C)

Mrs. Elsie Geneva Reynolds Elrod, age 86 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 22, 2022 at the Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Elrod was born in Summerville, Georgia on April 7, 1936, daughter of the late Carlton Reynolds and Gladys Stewart Reynolds. She was a member of the Four Mile Baptist Church and was retired from the Card Room at Mt. Vernon Mills. She was a member of the Quarter Century Club, Modern Woodmen for over 29 years, was a Den Mother for the Boy Scouts of America for 6 years and was a 4-H volunteer for 14 years. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Elrod was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Elrod; sister, Dot Campbell and a grandson, James Elrod.

Mrs. Elrod is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Allen Elrod, Robert and Debbie Elrod and Stewart and Patsy Elrod; brother and sister-in-law, Carlton “Sonny” and Christine Reynolds; grandchildren, Kimberly Elrod and Wesley Elrod; 8 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Elrod will be held Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Pastor Joel A. Smith and former pastor, Doyle Kelley officiating. Entombment will follow in the Green Hills Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Stan Reynolds, Mike Elrod, Ryan Gravley, Dennis Johnson, Tim Wilson, Barry Barosey and Tommy Busbin. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Four Mile Baptist Church, Jim Parker and Malcolm Dodd.

Mrs. Elrod will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Sunday from 3:00 P.M. until the funeral hour.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Elsie Geneva Reynolds Elrod. Please visit www.coffmanfh.net to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.

Mrs. Susie Mae Craig Edgeworth, Obit (R)

MRS. SUSIE MAE CRAIG EDGEWORTH, age 78, of Susie Lane, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at her residence. A native Chattooga Countian, She was born to the late Dillard and Daisy Hawkins Craig on October 8, 1943. She was a member of Community Holiness Church and was retired from Mohawk Ind. In addition to Parents, She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, the late Rev. Paul L. Edgeworth, daughter, the late Paula Gene Edgeworth, siblings, the late Tommy Craig, Johnny Craig, and Barbara Gene Craig.

Surviving are daughters and spouses, Janice Marmet (Tony Prater), Patricia Corey (Bryon), Debbie Nance (Paul), and Jaycea Edgeworth; grandchildren, John Marmet, Jennifer Marmet, Nicole Corey, Joie Nance, Michael Marmet, Dakota Lively, Jessie Savory, & Kourtney Marmet; great grandchildren, Memphis Marmet, Caleb “Boo” Bentley, Ryan Marmet, William Marmet, & Brody Marmet; brothers, R. D. Craig and Leon Craig; several Sisters-in-law, Brothers-in-law, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 25th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Bennett and Rev. Steve Collins officiating, interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Michael Blackmon, Ben Weeks, Brad Edgeworth, Chris Secrest, Kenny Edgeworth, and Dakota Lively. The Family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Susie Mae Craig Edgeworth who passed away Wednesday.

Mrs. Geneva Bentley Williams, Obit (C)

Mrs. Geneva Bentley Williams, age 85 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022 in a Rome hospital.

Mrs. Williams was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on April 20, 1937, daughter of the late Melvin Bentley and Ophelia Hawthorne Bentley. She was a member of the Four Mile Baptist Church and was retired from the Chattooga County School System, where she worked at the Summerville Middle School as a custodian and a lunchroom attendant. She was a great cook, loved gardening and tending to her flowers, but especially loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her second husband, Charlie Henry (CH) Hendrix, third husband, RW Williams; sister, Luna Mae Tucker and brothers, Kenneth Bentley, Gene Bentley, Buddy Bentley and Dennis Bentley.

Mrs. Williams is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Stacey Koonce; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Pam Powell and Lt. Col. Ret. Douglas and Effie Powell; grandchildren, Lindsey and Zach White, Josh Koonce and Rosemary Powell; special friends and neighbors, Elsie Elrod and Peggy Herod; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Williams will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Summerville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leon Tucker, Jimmy Tucker, Roger Tucker, Josh Koonce, Zach White and Greg Bentley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Peggy Herod and Linda Wooten.

Mrs. Williams will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until the funeral hour.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Geneva Bentley Williams. Please visit www.coffmanfh.net to sign our online guestbook and post condolences.