OBITS- Friday, June 16

HIGGINS

Robert Lee Arrington, Jr.

Mr. Robert Lee Arrington, Jr., age 45, of LaGrange, passed away on June 13, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Arrington was born on April 2, 1972 in Columbus to Robert Lee Arrington, Sr. and Delores Ann Martin Arrington.  His parents survive him as well as a daughter, Brianna Lee Arrington; sister, Elizabeth Ann James; grandchild, Bryson; extended family and friends.  Services for Mr. Arrington will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel with Rev. Doug Bingham and M.L. Rigsby officiating.  Family will receive friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 1-2 pm.  Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home, 706-884-7117.

Erma Lee Matheny Thrower

Mrs. Erma Lee Matheny Thrower, age 88, of LaGrange, passed away on June 14, 2017 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Old Pathway Baptist Church with Rev. Sam Mitchell and Rev. Orman Harcrow officiating.  Remains will lie in state at the church on Fridayfrom 2:00 pm until service hour.  Interment will follow at Shadowlawn Cemetery.  Family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home.  Mrs. Thrower was born on June 13, 1929 in Troup County to the late J.T. Matheny and Mary Potts Matheny.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Webster H. Thrower, a sister, Evelyn Thomas and an infant daughter, Patricia Faye Thrower.  Mrs. Thrower worked for many years at the Callaway Mills and spent later years as a homemaker caring for the needs of her family.  Survivors include her children, Brenda Diane Williams (Ricky) of LaGrange, Danny Thrower of LaGrange, Randy Thrower of LaGrange and Rayford Thrower (Angie) of LaGrange; siblings, Eula Mae Bowen, Bernice Arrington Bannister, Thomas Matheny (Eudonice), Nellie Poppham and Corene Usher; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; extended family and friends.  On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginsfuneralhomes. com.  Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home, 706-884-7117.

James H. Hamilton Jr. (Jim)

James H. Hamilton Jr. (Jim), loving husband, father, grandfather and community leader, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday May 31, 2017 at home with his family by his side.  Services for Mr. Hamilton will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the LaGrange First United Methodist Church, 401 Broad St., LaGrange, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the West Georgia Hospice, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, Georgia 30240.  On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginsfuneralhomes.com.  Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home, 706-884-7117.