Friday, March 24th – Obits (5)

Bonnell Dorrough

Mrs. Bonnell Kidd Dorrough, age 95, of Hogansville, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Pooler. Mrs. Dorrough was born December 10, 1921, in Hogansville, daughter of the late Thomas and Lucile Burson Kidd. A lifelong resident of Hogansville, she had been employed at Uniroyal, Inc. and at Playtex International, was a member of Bible Baptist Church and was a former longtime member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed quilting. Survivors include her daughters and sons in-law, Bonnie Sue Arrington of Hogansville, Darla and R. C. Davis of Pooler, Brenda and Mark Lanning of Garland, TX; sons and daughters in-law, Larry and Bobbie Dorrough, Tommy Dorrough, Lance and Debi Dorrough, all of Hogansville; sisters and brothers in-law, Loneda Hobbs of Rising Star, TX, Melba and Charles Littlefield, Nadine and Howell Spradlin, all of Hogansville; 13 grandchildren;  25 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Austin Dorrough. The funeral service was conducted at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Jerome Wood and the Reverend Charles Redmond officiated and interment was held in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 Wednesday night. Condolences may be expressed at

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Jean Mayfield

Mrs. Jean Mayfield, age 83, of LaGrange, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon surround by her children at Twin Fountains Home. Mr. Mayfield was born June 14, 1933 in Thomaston Georgia the daughter of the late John T. & Mamie Robinson. She was the former owner of Mayfield-Williams Furniture company on Bull Street. She was a Georgia licensed real estate agent and a member of West Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. “Bob” Mayfield.
Survivors include her children Deborah & Jerry Bartley, Pine Mountain, GA, Teri Rokel, LaGrange, Georgia, Bubba & Cynthia Mayfield, LaGrange, Ga, Chuck & Christie Mayfield, Blythwood, S.C., nine Grandchildren Kristy Cook & her fiancee Jarrett Jones, Jessica Mayfield, Daniell Rockel, Matt & Ashley Mayfield, Hyatt Mayfield, Riley Mayfield, Sara Mayfield, Brittany & Steven Tanner, Brooke & Andy Bolstad, and four Great Grandchildren. Sister: Mrs. Hazel Roberts, LaGrange, GA. Sister-in-law & Brother-in-law: Shirley & Rent Williams. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday morning from the Hunter-Allen-Myhand Chapel with Pastor David A. Kegel officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10 A.M. Until 11:00 A.M. Please join the family in celebrating the life of Mrs. Jean Mayfield by logging on to and posting your tributes.

Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elnora Rush Hawkins

“And God shall wipe all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away.” Revelations 21:4

Elnora Rush Hawkins, daughter of the late, Will Rush and Hannah Kincade Rush, was born in Starkville, Mississippi. She was the third of four children, two brothers: Robert Rush and Joe Rush; one sister: Nannie Ruth Rush. Her Christian experience began at an early age at Griffin United Methodist Church in Starkville. She received her early education in the school system in Starkville and graduated from Oktibbeha County High School. Elnora continued her education and graduated from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She continued her quest for more advanced training and pursued further study at Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia; and Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Elnora became a member of Warren Temple United Methodist Church where she served faithfully and diligently on the Communion Steward Committee, Usher Board, Children’s Church Ministries, a Bible School assistant and served on the Educational Committee of the Church. Mrs. Hawkins’ teaching career included Clarksdale, Mississippi; Kelley Grammar School, East Depot Elementary, Eastside Elementary, and Southside Elementary Schools. She was employed by the LaGrange City School System. She retired from the City School System after having served the system honorably and diligently for thirty-two years as a teacher. She contributed greatly in Volunteer Service to the community including working as an Auxillary at the West Georgia Medical Center where she was active in many areas as a Pink Lady, the Gift Shop, and SICU/CCU Waiting Room. The West Georgia Medical Center Auxiliary honored Elnora in April 1989 as “Volunteer of the Month”. This was a very well deserved honor for her. She also volunteered her time with the American Cancer Society and helped to transport patients to the Cancer Clinic for treatments. Elnora was a dutiful wife to her husband, Joseph Henry Hawkins; a loving mother of one son, Joseph Ellsworth Hawkins; and daughter-in-law, Patti; two grandsons Malcolm and William. Her motto was, “God loves you and I do too.” On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, God released Elnora Rush Hawkins from this temporary life to one of Eternal Joy and Rest. Elnora was truly one who will be missed. We expect to see her in the Heavenly Home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Henry Hawkins; and siblings: Nannie, Robert, and Joe. Elnora leaves to cherish her memories, her son, Ellsworth; daughter-in-law, Patti Truitt Hawkins; two grandsons, Malcolm Ellsworth and William Alexander, all of Lithonia, GA; cousins: Mrs. Clara D. Wade, Starkville, MS and Paulette McNair, Lawton, OK; other family and friends. “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7. The Celebration of Life Service was held on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Warren Temple U.M. Church. Pastor Vincent Dominique officiated. Burial followed at Southview Cemetery.

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


Freddy Donald Arrington

Mr. Freddy Donald Arrington, age 65, of LaGrange, GA passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Wellstar West Georgia Hospice. Mr. Arrington was born September 28, 1951 in Roanoke, AL, son of the late Hollis Arrington and Mary Overton Arrington.  He was a member of Baptist Tabernacle Church and was employed as the finance manager for Steve Rayman Auto before retirement. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pam McWhorter and a brother, Charles Arrington.  Survivors include his wife, Carol Arrington; daughters, Valerie (Mike) McDaniel, Audra (Blake) Dean, Lindsey (Chris) Williams, and Lesley (Alan) Cofield; step son, John Clark Copeland; step daughter, Laura Lee Copeland; brother, Ronnie Arrington; grandchildren, Jordan Pye, T.J. Allen, Cayden Williams, Colin Williams, Maryana Dean, Grant Dean, Marlee Cofield, and Maycee Cofield; great grandchildren, Addi Pye and Eason Pye; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Baptist Tabernacle Church with Reverend Jimmy McMillian officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens. The gathering of family and friends will be on Friday from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Baptist Tabernacle Church. The family will be at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Lesley and Alan Cofield, 4830 Hammett Road, Hogansville, GA. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.

Lt. Col. (Ret) Herman Turner Hunt, Jr.

Lt. Col. (Ret) Herman Turner Hunt, Jr., age 95, of  Alpharetta, GA, formerly of  LaGrange, GA passed away on March 13, 2017 at the Tapestry House in Alpharetta, GA. Mr. Hunt was born on October 19, 1921 in Jackson, TN, son of the late Herman Turner Hunt Sr. and Bertha Rauscher Hunt. He graduated from West Point Military Academy, and proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. Following the war, he worked in Army Intelligence in Berlin, Germany and at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Paris, France. He also worked at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Herman retired from the Army after 23 years, having ascended to the rank of Lt. Colonel, and having received the Army Commendation Ribbon with cluster. Upon retiring from the Army, Mr. Hunt received his Master’s Degree from American University, and subsequently taught as a Professor of French and German at LaGrange College for ten years before transitioning to a career in financial consulting. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the LaGrange Chamber of Commerce in 1985, the Association of the United States Army, the Military Order of the World Wars, the Retired Officers Association, the Highland Country Club, the Gridiron Club, and the Lions Club. In 1971, he and his wife, Betty, were among the founding members of LaGrange Academy. He is survived by his son, Herman Turner (Trey) Hunt III, and two daughters, Susan E. (Beth) Hunt and H. Alison (Ali) Hunt.  His wife of 47 years, Betty Maxine Folmar Hunt, passed away in 2005. The celebration of life will be held graveside at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Shadowlawn Cemetery with Rev. Allen Pruitt officiating. A reception for family and friends will be held following the service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that all contributions be made to the “Wounded Warriors Foundation”, the “United States Military Academy Library” or “Puppies behind Bars.” Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary