Angelia “Darlene” Webb Floyd, Obit (M)

Mrs. Angelia “Darlene” Webb Floyd, age 64, of Mentone, AL, died Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at Atrium Health Floyd.

Mrs. Floyd was born December 23, 1959, in Trion, GA, daughter of Barbara Elaine Morgan Webb and the late Grady Monroe Webb. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with the Mentone Mountain View Inn as the inn keeper and manager.

Darlene Floyd was a person who found happiness in the simple pleasures: family, friends, and sunshine. She lived for the days that she could sit on her back porch with her husband, Jerry, beside her, watching their grandkids play and laughing with those around them or walking the shorelines of Daytona Beach. She never met a stranger and had a knack for carrying on a conversation with anyone she met.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant sister as well as her sister, Kathy Webb Henderson.

Survivors include her husband, William Franklin Jerome “Jerry” Floyd; sons, Johnathan Levi Jerome (Candita) Floyd, Nicklos Andrew Morgan (Kelly) Floyd; daughters, Laura Hope Elaine (Benjamin) Windom; mother, Barbara Elaine Morgan Webb; brothers, Steven (Christy) Webb, Jeremy (Lindsey) Webb; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial services for Mrs. Floyd will be held at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 2, 2024, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Min. Cat Reynolds officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Crossworks Thrift Store in Fort Payne, AL.

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

Sherrie Lynn McWhorter Thrasher, Obit (C)

Mrs. Sherrie Lynn McWhorter Thrasher, age 51 of Summerville, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024 in an Atlanta hospital.

Sherrie was born in Rome, Georgia on June 22, 1972, daughter of Ralph Edward McWhorter and Vickie Lynn Smith McWhorter. She was a member of the Dry Valley Baptist Church, where she was a member of the New Millennium Sunday School Class, and was the Director of Revenue Cycle at Atrium Floyd Health. Sherrie was a graduate of Trion High School, where she played Tennis and was a member of the band. She loved to sing and had traveled with her family singing for many years. She loved the Lord and her church family and had started teaching Sunday School at the age of 15. Sherrie received her Bachelor’s of Business and her Master’s in Business Health Care from Shorter College. Some of her additional hobbies included shopping, spending time with her family, traveling, collecting shoes and being with her furbaby, Char-Char. Sherrie was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, Rev. Johnny and Betty Smith and Rev. Emory and Jenny Lee Payne.

Sherrie is survived by her husband, Tracy Thrasher; son, Gavin Blocker; daughter, Jordan Thrasher; parents, Ralph and Vickie McWhorter; sister, Candie McWhorter; brothers and sister-in-law, Jason and Wendy McWhorter and William McWhorter; and a number of additional family members and friends.

Funeral Services for Sherrie will be held Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Hickman and Rev. Terry Hampton officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Smith, Josh Dodson, Lamar Pettyjohn, Sam Cotroneo, Dillon Thrasher, Simon Veatch and Seth Veatch. Honorary Pallbearers will be the New Millennium Sunday School Class.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Sherrie Lynn McWhorter Thrasher.

Please visit www.coffmanfh.net to sign our online guestbook and post condolences.

James Derek Adams, Obit (M)

Mr. James Derek Adams, age 57, of Summerville, GA, died Sunday, March 24, 2024, at his residence.

Mr. Adams was born September 17, 1966, in Rome, GA, son of the late Herman Winston Adams and Mary Ann Bridges Hale. He was a member of Trion First Baptist Church and was retired from Mohawk Industries. He had also previously been employed with Hurley’s Grocery Store, Miller-Southeastern Mills, and Sysco Foods.

Mr. Adams was a member of the Rodeo Society for 11 years as a bull rider for Charlie Lowry as well as a rodeo clown for 2 years. He drove in the mini-cup NASCAR series for a short time and was an avid fan of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. In his young adult life, he participated in church baseball and volleyball leagues, and prior to his recent sickness, he helped with the youth at Trion First Baptist Church. He also loved to camp and fish.

For the last 16 years, he’s actively competed in barbeque competitions, earning many trophies over the years. His greatest accomplishment was winning the Jack Daniels World Championship Backyard Contest in 2014, where he received a perfect score of 180. Not only did he cook barbeque, but he was also a certified judge for the Kansas City Barbeque Society. He has been a cancer warrior for almost 2 years, but his greatest reward was being a dad.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Adams was preceded in death by twin sons, Brendan Lee Adams and Preston Frazier Adams; his second father, Herbert Hale; brother, Steven Helton “Stevie” Breeden; grandparents, Albert Moody Bridges, Helen Inez Tidmore Bridges, Guy and Sydney Adams; his father-in-law, Nelson Lee Wilson; and special uncle, Pat Gaines.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, April Lee Wilson Adams; sons, Dylan Chase Adams, Levi Jaden Adams; brother, Stanley (Susan) Hale; sister, Wanda (Dale) Levan; sister-in-law, Cynthia (Nick) Swords; mother-in-law, Brenda Wilson; 6 nieces, 4 nephews; 1 great-niece; 4 great-nephews; 2 great-great-nephews; many cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 P.M. Friday, March 29, 2024, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Casey Bramlett, Mr. Michael Duvall, and Mr. Ray Henson officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be his friends in the barbeque community, the Men’s Sunday School Class of Trion First Baptist Church; and special friends, Michael Cothran, Phil McGuire, and John Sterner.

Mr. Adams will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until the hour of service on Friday.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) to help with research to fight this disease, to Operation BBQ Relief, or to the Cancer Navigators in Rome.

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.

Jenith Crane Plunkett Lowrance, Obit (M)

Mrs. Jenith Crane Plunkett Lowrance, age 72, of Trion, GA, died Sunday, March 24, 2024, at her residence.

Mrs. Lowrance was born July 6, 1951, in Trion, GA, daughter of the late Harvey N. Plunkett and Velma Crane Plunkett. She attended Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, and prior to her retirement, was employed at Hays State Prison. Mrs. Lowrance loved spending time with her grandkids and enjoyed taking people to church. She also loved all things purple and was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Levon Lowrance.

Survivors include her sons, William Shane Lowrance, Wade (Veronica) Lowrance; grandchildren, Marcos Lowrance, Kaylynn Lowrance, and Haley Lowrance.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Min. Hugh Glaze, Min. Barry Grinder, and Min. Tyler Gilreath officiating. Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Marcos Lowrance, Jason Kellett, Kim Logan, Ron Hopkins, Ken Anderson, Mark Gilbreath, and Dennis Murdock. Honorary pallbearers will be John Gilbreath and Levi Gilbreath.

Mrs. Lowrance 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 Wednesday.

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.

John Martin “Marty” Gary, Obit (M)

Mr. John Martin “Marty” Gary, age 54, of Trion, GA, died Friday, March 22, 2024, at Atrium Health Floyd.

Mr. Gary was born March 18, 1970, in Rome, GA, son of Roy David Gary, Sr. and the late Christine Azlee Sims Gary. He was Baptist by faith and owned and operated Tootsie’s.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Martin Gary; and a brother, Roy David Gary, Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Harley Stricklin Gary; sons and daughter-in-law, Dylan (Derrian)Gary, Preston Gary, and Brixton Gary; daughters, Marlee Gary, Joni Gary, and Ellie Gary; father and step-mother, Roy (Marie) Gary; a brother, Jerry (Anna) Gary; grandchildren, Asher Baker, Rilyn Neal, Leo Baker, Declan Gary, and Sawyer Gary.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 28, 2024, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Min. Hugh Glaze and Mr. Richie White officiating. Interment will follow in Summerville Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Strickland, Isaac Morgan, Marcy Yancey, Larry Bishop, Lamar Fowler, and Ricky Sims. Chris Smith will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Mr. Gary will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service on Thursday.

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

Vesta Stephens Helton, Obit (ER)

MRS. VESTA STEPHENS HELTON, age 84, of Helton Drive, Summerville, Georgia, Berryton Community, passed away early Saturday morning, March 23, 2024, at her residence. A native of Berryton, She was born on September 16, 1939 to the late G. W. and Catherine Magdalene Nelson Stephens. Mrs. Helton was retired lab tech for Best Mfg. Company and a member of North Summerville Baptist Church. In addition to Parents, She was preceded in death by a brother the late Doug Stephens.

Surviving are husband, Harold Lee Helton; daughters, Cheryl Farrar (Brent Williamson) and Stephanie Helton (Jeff Dotson); granddaughter, Jennifer Turner; great grandchildren, Stella Turner, Annabelle Turner, and Vivian Turner; brother, Bruce (Ruth) Stephens; sister-in-law, Barbara Stephens; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 25th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Smith officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Joseph Stephens, Brent Williamson, Evan Stephens, Chuck Helton, Tommy Maynor, and Terry Scoggins.

The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Monday from 12 noon until 2:00 P.M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Vesta Stephens, who passed away Saturday morning.

Gregory Wayne “Greg” Brown, Obit (C)

Mr. Gregory Wayne “Greg” Brown, age 56 of Summerville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at his residence.

Greg was born in Rome, Georgia on August 4, 1967, son of Charlotte Young Brown and the late Freddy Letell Brown. He was former team leader at the Roper Corporation and had attended the Berryton Church of God. Greg was a loving father and a great grandfather, lovingly call Paw Paw Brown by his grandson. He enjoyed drawing, writing stories and romantic poems for his wife, Tammy. In addition to his father, Greg was preceded in death by a brother, Josh Brown.

Greg is survived by his wife of over 35 years, Tammy Brown; son and daughter-in-law, RJ and Brooke Brown; brothers and sister-in-law, Scott and Rhonda Brown and Guy Brown; grandson, Dax Brown and a number of nieces and nephews and additional family members.

Visitation for Greg will be held Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Coffman Funeral Home.

There are no formal plans for a service at this time.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Gregory Wayne “Greg” Brown. Please visit www.coffmanfh.net to sign our online guestbook and post condolences.

Hugh Goodwin Tucker, Obit (M)

Mr. Hugh Goodwin Tucker, age 71, of Summerville, GA, died Saturday, March 16, 2024, at his residence.

Mr. Tucker was born April 6, 1952, in Summerville, GA, son of the late John Andrew Tucker and Agnes Thomas Tucker. He attended the Pennville Community Church, and prior to his retirement, was employed as a Counselor with the State of Georgia. Mr. Tucker was also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by siblings, Maxine (Melvin) Brown, Robert Tucker, Bonnie Smith, Gail Tucker; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Shaver.

Survivors include his brother, John Thomas (Linda) Tucker; a sister, Delaine “Dee” Tucker Shaver; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside and interment services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at the Pennville Community Church Cemetery with Rev. Jon Davis officiating. Pallbearers will be David Owens, Gary Abernathy, Roger Owens, Matt Tucker, and Samuel Wysong.

The family will receive friends at the cemetery from 1:30 P.M. until the service hour on Tuesday.

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

Michael Ray “Fuzz” Parker, Obit (M)

Mr. Michael Ray “Fuzz” Parker, age 68, of Gaylesville, AL, died Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Parker was born April 4, 1955, in Trion, GA, son of W.A. and Bettye Vaughn Parker. He attended Chelsea Baptist Church and was employed as a block mason.

Survivors include his parents, W.A. and Bettye Parker; a brother, Tony Parker; sisters, Debbie (Ernie) Hester, Shelia (Donnie) Bullard, Bonnie (Dan) Bullard; and Pam (John) Mason.

Graveside and interment services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 16, 2024, at AMI Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Lemons officiating.

There will be no formal visitation.

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.

Elvin Earl Patterson, Obit (W)

MR. ELVIN EARL PATTERSON – Age 83, – Of Summerville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Oakview Health Care. He was born on May 5, 1940 to the late James Patterson, Sr. and Delia McMichael Patterson. He was preceded by his five brothers, Nathaniel, Joe, James, Emmanuel, and John Wesley Patterson. Mr. Patterson joined New Bethel Baptist Church at an early age.

Survivors are his devoted close friend and caregiver for many years, Ike M. Henderson and family; a host of loving cousins; and many friends. Special thanks to the Staff at Oakview Health Rehabilitation Center and the Summerville Community.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 3:00 P. M. at New Bethel Baptist Church, 281 Georgia Avenue, Summerville, GA with Pastor Kevin Roach officiating. His remains will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 1:30 P. M. until the funeral hour. Interment, Pond Spring Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.