Monday, March 13th – OBITS (6)

Debra Cooper Culpepper

Debra Cooper Culpepper, age 61, of Hamilton, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at her home. Graveside services were held on 11:00 am, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Parkhill Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 until 8:00pm, Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Culpepper was born July 29, 1955 at Ft. Benning, the daughter of Stanley W. Cooper, Sr. and Annie Davis Cooper. She had worked for Georgia Craft Wood Products and had most recently worked as a CNA at Oakview Nursing Home in Waverly Hall. Mrs. Culpepper was active in the Recreation Department in Smith Station, AL having played softball there and working as a score keeper for the little league games. Mrs. Culpepper was preceded in death by her father, a brother, Sidney Cooper and a sister, Sharon Hannigan. Survivors include her husband, Ennon Culpepper of Hamilton; her mother, Annie Cooper of Phenix City; three brothers, Stanley Cooper, Jr. and his wife, Connie of Seale, AL, Terry Cooper of Smith Station, Rickey Cooper (Cindy) of Phenix City and numerous nieces and nephews. Please sign the online register at www.coxfh.com.

Cox Funeral Home, Hamilton was in charge of arrangements.


Infant Meredith Raine Cruse

Infant Meredith Raine Cruse passed away on March 8, 2017 at the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center. Her parents, Alex and Leslie Ann Cruse, as well as extended family and friends assembled at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home from 12:00-1:00 pm on Friday, March 10, 2017. A graveside service was held on Friday at 1:00 pm at the Restlawn Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.higginsfuneralhomes.com./

Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


 

Jimmie L. Almond White

A Time To Be Born: Mrs. Jimmie L. Almond White was born October 11, 1928 to the late, Adron and Annie Mae Almond. A Time To Plant: At an early age, she confessed and gave her life to Christ at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. A Time To Love: She married the late, Timothy White and this union brought forth three sons and one daughter, Timothy, Richard, Jean, and Freddie. A Time To Die: On Wednesday, March 1, 2017; Jimmie passed away at her home in LaGrange, Georgia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie Amos Almond and Joseph Almond; one sister, Evelyn Almond; two nephews, Barnard and Travis. A Time To Grieve: She leaves to mourn her passing, but cherish precious memories, four children, Timothy (Evelyn) White, Richard White, Lou Jean (Robert) Hinton, and Freddie White; grandchildren, Johnny Easter, Antonia Dorsey, Ansha Ware, Donna Gates, Richard Harris, Dyland Harris, Lovie White, Jason Mariea, Monique Offiea, Sandra (Var) Hunter, Winfred (Shantae) Hinton, Marcus (Shanell) Hinton, Mark (Ann) Copeland; two sisters, Betty (Hosea) Jones, Dayton, OH and Willie Bell Cotton; and a host of great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives; and one close friend, Estelle Cato. The Celebration of Life Service was held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Rev. Travis Leonard officiated. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 


 

Bonzy Lee Almond

A Time To Be Born: Mr. Bonzy Lee Almond was born October 3, 1952 to the late, Adron and Annie Mae Almond. A Time To Plant: At an early age, he confessed and gave his life to Christ at the Ebenezer Baptist Church; and attended until his health failed. A Time To Build Up: Bonzy was employed by Franklin Aluminum, Southwire, Exxon Service Station, and Heard County School System. A Time To Love: He married Vivian Rogers Almond and to this union, one daughter, Melissa was born. A Time To Die: On Friday, March 3, 2017; Bonzy passed away at WellStar West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange, Georgia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie Amos Almond and Joseph Almond; two sisters, Evelyn Almond and Jimmie Almond White; two nephews, Barnard and Travis.

A Time To Grieve: Those mourning his passing, yet rejoicing his life, include a loving daughter, Melissa Almond (Kevin) McCrary; one granddaughter, Payton Alexandra McCrary; two sisters, Betty (Hosea) Jones, Dayton, OH and Willie Bell Cotton; sisters-in-law, Bobbie (Charlie) Echols, Betty Ware, Kathy (Wendell) Winston; brothers-in-law, Walter Rogers, Charlie Rogers, Anthony (Sandra) Rogers, Nathaniel Scott (Janice) Rogers; and a host of nieces, nephews, and relatives.

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 


Dr. Paul Major

Dr. Paul Major, age 55, of LaGrange, GA passed away Thursday, March 09, 2017 at Hospice LaGrange. Dr. Major was born October 1, 1961 in LaGrange, GA, son of Glendora Ralston Major and the late Dr. Cecil Paul Major, Sr. He was a member and Elder of Broad Street Church of Christ. Dr. Major was and Eagle Scout and continued to actively served with the Boy Scouts of America and was an active member of the Troup County Cattleman’s Association. Dr. Major was a 1980 graduate of LaGrange High School, a graduate of David Lipscomb University with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, graduate of Vanderbilt University with a Masters degree in Chemistry, and a graduate of Mercer University where he received his M.D.  He served his Residency in general surgery at University of Tennessee Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, TN in 1997 and has worked as general surgeon in LaGrange since 1997 at West Georgia Multi Specialty Clinic, partnered with Dr. Madhav Naik and Dr. Madhavi Naik, and was affiliated with West Georgia/Wellstar Medical Center. Dr. Major was the former Chief of Surgery at West Georgia Medical and was a member of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the Southeastern Surgical Congress.  He served on the Board of Directors Living Hope for Honduras and took many mission trips to Gualaco, Honduras where he supervised farm development and helped build schools, churches, and children’s homes. Dr. Major enjoyed working on the family farm, playing the banjo, hunting, fishing, playing basketball, and riding horses. The legacy he leaves behind are his beautiful children and the lives he touched as he practiced surgery in Troup County for the past 20 years. Survivors in addition to his mother, Glendora Major, include his wife of 30 years, Katherine Lynch Major; children, Corley Morgan Brothers (Hunter), Lynch Monroe Major, and Leah Loten Major; siblings, Dr. Grant Major (Becky), Mignon Mandon (Marc), and Mel Major (Pam); and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Broad Street Church of Christ. Reverend Gary Kirkendall officiated. Burial followed in the Major Family Cemetery. The gathering of family and friends was held on Friday from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Broad Street Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to Living Hope For Honduras, 408 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 (www.livinghopeforhonduras.org) or West Georgia Hospice, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (www.wghealth.org) in memory of Dr. Paul Major. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visitingwww.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements were by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.


 

 

Curtis L. Scott

Curtis L. Scott, age 82, of LaGrange, GA passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Wellstar West Georgia Health System. Mr. Scott was born January 29, 1935 in LaGrange, GA to the late Homer Lee Scott and Marion Pearl Roach Scott. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and was a member of East LaGrange Baptist Church. Before retiring, he traveled many miles during his career as truck driver. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Joyce Allison Scott; a devoted daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Radney Houze; special and faithful caregivers, Gayle Studdard and Brenda Jennings; niece, Pam Coleman; many cousins and friends, including a group of friends that he loved and met at Hardees in Franklin each Saturday. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary. Rev. Steve Comer officiated. The gathering of family and friends was from 1:00pm until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial followed in Shadowlawn Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital in memory of Curtis L. Scott. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements were by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.