Monday, May 8th – Obits (6)

Jerry F. Alligood

Jerry F. Alligood was born September 30, 1945 in Columbus, Georgia to the late Elizabeth Nell Bragg Alligood and M.D. Alligood. After high school, Jerry joined the National Guard while also beginning his career with Bell South Co in Columbus, GA where he would retire after 43 years of service. Jerry enjoyed many hobbies in life, but the outdoors was his passion. Whether he was bass fishing on the areas lakes including Lake Harding and spending time at the shooting range. On April 27, 2017, Jerry, age 71, passed away at his home per his wishes. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sylvia Alligood of Fortson, Georgia; children, Scott (Tracy) Alligood of Alexander City, Alabama, Alison Alligood Joyner of Phenix City, Alabama, Deedra Meadows Fuller of Columbus, Georgia, Deborah Meadows (Toby) Carroll of Buford, Georgia, and William Darryle Meadows of Columbus, Georgia; brother, Ronnie H. (Gayle) Alligood of Columbus, Georgia; and eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a host of extended family. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 7:00 PM on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home in Hamilton. Pastor Watson McKemie officiated. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made to Gentiva Hospice in memory of Mr. Jerry Alligood, Online condolences may be offered at

Cox Funeral Home of Hamilton, Georgia assisted the Alligood Family.

Talmadge D. Hadley

Talmadge D. Hadley, age 84, of Hamilton, GA died Saturday, April 29, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Shiloh, GA. Mr. Hadley was born February 27, 1933 in (Chipley) Pine Mountain, GA the son of James Augustus Hadley and Oriel Cornett Hadley. He was retired as a high voltage electrician with the Civil Service. Mr. Hadley served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 10558, Hamilton Masonic Lodge # 16 and a 32degree Scottish Rite Mason with the Columbus Temple. He was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughter Dawn Hadley Carlisle and her husband Roho of Shiloh; son Greg Davis Hadley and his wife Susan of Hamilton; brother T. P. Hadley and his wife Faye of Thomaston, GA; Four grandchildren Kristle (Jacob) Rumph, Jeff (Tiffany) Swann, Cloie Carlisle, and Libby (Rick) Beach; six great-grandchildren Katelin Swann, Jaxston Rumph, Emmilou Swann, Kashston Rumph, Athens Beach, and Colyn Cato, and devoted friend Inamae Carlisle. Funeral services for Mr. Hadley were held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home, Manchester. Burial was held in the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Pine Mountain, GA. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Monday evening at Cox Funeral Home, Manchester. Please visit to leave online condolences for the family.

Cox Funeral Home, Manchester was in charge of the arrangements.


Minnie Arizona Garrett Ingram

Minnie Arizona Garrett Ingram, age 90, of Manchester, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Warm Springs Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service for Mrs. Ingram will held later and will be announced through this obituary when updated. Mrs. Ingram was the third oldest child of ten children born March 23, 1927 to the late Furman and Pauline Russell Garrett in Forsyth County, GA. She and her family moved to the Mt. Hope Community in Meriwether County on New Year’s Day of 1941. She was a lifetime member of Mt. Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Ingram never forgot where she came from – Forsyth County always stayed in her heart and soul. She married Adolphus Ingram in 1944 and moved to Talbot County. They were married for 49 years until his death in 1993. She worked for Callaway/Milliken Mills and Goody Products in Manchester. She moved to Manchester in 1994 where she lived until going to the nursing home in March of this year. Mrs. Ingram was an avid reader, but also loved her flowers. She was best known for her cornbread, biscuits and banana pudding. She was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Faye Chambley, her youngest son, Ricky Ingram and a Granddaughter, Tami Statham. Survivors include her two sons, Danny Ingram and his wife Carol of Woodland, Teddy Ingram of Manchester; two daughters, Irene Statham and her husband, John of Americus, Charlene Phillips and her husband, Clifton of Woodland; her youngest sister, Linda Moore and her husband, Johnny of Cataula, her youngest brother, Marvin Garrett and his wife, Louise of Greenville; 11 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Mrs. Ingram to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Cox Funeral Home, Manchester was in charge of arrangements.


Hueal Walls, Jr

Mr. Edgar Hueal Walls, Jr, age 75, of LaGrange, passed away Thursday at West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Walls was born March 23, 1942 in LaGrange the son of the late Edgar Hueal Sr. and Mrs. Effie A. Parker Walls. He was a graduate of Emory University and a retired Educator. Mr. Walls was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church and retired from the school system in Marion County Georgia. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law Lisa & Thomas Masci, Dacula, GA, grandsons Josh and Ethan Masci, Dacula, GA, sister Shelia Walls, LaGrange, Georgia, and his nephew and his wife Daniel & Melissa Kral, Phenix City, AL. Memorial Services for Mr. Hueal Walls, Jr. was held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday morning from Rosemont Baptist Church. Reverend Max McCord officiated.

Memorial Services for Mr. Hueal Walls, Jr. were by Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home

Lender Brown Rearden

Mrs. Lender Brown Rearden, age 91, left her earthly home to join her husband, Persa, and daughter, Ramona Reed, in Heaven. She passed away on April 25, 2017 at the EAMC Lanier Hospital in Valley.

Lender was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Persa, and daughter, Ramona Reed; her parents, H.L. and Lola Brown; two brothers, Reverend Vernon Brown, H.L. Brown, Jr.; one sister, Allene Dunn. Mrs. Rearden was born in LaGrange, Georgia.  She moved to Five Points, Alabama at a young age, where she attended and graduated from Five Points High School. Soon after graduation, she was employed with West Point Pepperell until her retirement. She was an active member of the Shawmut First Baptist Church holding many positions of Sunday school teaching Intermediates, Juniors, Beginners, and Nursery. She was also very active in WMU. The high points of her church attendance were attending the Senior Sunday School and singing Soprano in the choir. Mrs. Rearden is survived by two grandsons, Erick and Dylan Reed; son-in-law, Richard Reed; brother, Leonard (Frances) Brown; sister-in-law, Hazel Still; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Resthaven Cemetery in Lanett. Her family received friends at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley on Thursday from 12:00 P.M. until 1:45P.M. Flowers will be accepted or the family suggests that memorials be made to a church or charity of your choice. Please visit our website at to leave a condolence, share a memory, or to light a Remembrance Candle in Mrs. Rearden’s memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directed.

James MacArthur “Mac” Carmack

Mr. James MacArthur “Mac” Carmack, age 74, of the Lake Harding Community passed away on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at the Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama. Mr. Carmack was born on April 8, 1943 in Langdale, Alabama to the late James Arthur Carmack and Mary Dallas Strickland Carmack. Mac had a special love Lake Harding, the Lake Harding Community, and life on the lake. He especially enjoyed water skiing and boating.  He held a special place in his heart for animals. Mr. Carmack was a retired employee of the West Point Stevens Fairfax Mill.  He was a member of the Valley First Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kay Carmack; his son, Phillip Damon Carmack, Lake Harding Community. A memorial service was held to celebrate Mac’s life on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley. The Reverend James Fogul officiated. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00P.M. EDT until the service hour. Please visit our website at or the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home’s Facebook page to leave a condolence for the family, share a memory of Mac, or light a Remembrance Candle in his memory. The family respectfully declines the honor of flowers and asks that memorials be made to the Valley First Church of the Nazarene or to the Chattahoochee Humane Society in his memory.

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directed.