OBITS- Friday, June 23rd


Sara Carol Waldroup
Mrs. Sara Carol Waldroup, age 66, of LaGrange, passed away on June 21, 2017 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice.  Mrs. Waldroup was born in January 11, 1951 in Carrollton, Georgia to the late John Henry Arrington and Avis Barrett Arrington.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Wayne Waldroup; son, Donald Wayne Waldroup, siblings, Gene Arrington, Ray Arrington and Jeanette Loggins.  Survivors include her sons, Steve Waldroup and Jonathan Waldroup and his wife Allison, all of LaGrange; daughter, Lisa Maxwell and her husband Mike of LaGrange; brothers, George Arrington and his wife Sandra, John “Bud” Arrington and his wife Erlene and Wayne Arrington and his wife Kathy; sister, Frances Wingard; grandchildren, Brandi Vetter and her husband Karl, Taylor Maxwell and his wife Lacey, Landon Waldroup, Lexi Waldroup and Jackson Waldroup; great grandchild, Mia Vetter; extended family and friends.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel.  Family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00- 2:00 at the funeral home and at other times at the home of her daughter, 2704 Hamilton Road, LaGrange, 30241.  On line condolences may be sent to the family at   Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home, 706-884-7117.


Laddie S. Yates
Mr. Laddie S. Yates,  81, of LaGrange passed way Sunday afternoon at Hospice LaGrange surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Yates was born February 19, 1936 in Roanoke, Alabama the son of the late Ned & Ivey Lee Brumbloe Yates.   He was retired from Defender Industries as a supervisor having previously run the water plant for Milliken & Company .  He was a member of Creekside Baptist Church and played and sang with the following gospel groups (Potter’s Children, Christianaires and Highlanders).

He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years Shirley Ann Freeman Yates (May 29, 2014) and a son Rowdy Laddie Yates.

Laddie is survived by his three daughters. Diane Hein, LaGrange, GA , Leisa & Ricky Matthews, LaGrange, GA and Liz & Joe Paylor, Montana. two Sons, Danny Hoffman, Tucker, GA and Gus Yates, Kansas.

Five Grandsons: Jason Headrick, Deano & Nick Matthews, Rowdy & Ned Yates. Three Granddaughters Jennifer Benard & Tammy Brown & Sylvia Peacock ,  12 Great-Grandchildren,  5 Great Great Grandchildren.

A memorial service for Mr. Laddie S. Yates will be held at 4:00 P.M. Thursday from the Creekside Baptist Church with the Reverend‘s Brian Geter, Danny Geter & Ray Tarwater officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock .

Memorial Services for Mr. Laddie S. Yates are by Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home.


Charla LaVerne Cannon
Charla LaVerne Cannon was born April 22, 1930 in Globe, Arizona to the late Alma Walters DeCamp and John K. DeCamp. After highschool, Charla met the love of her life, Leonard Franklin Cannon, and the two were married a year later. During their time in San Marino, California, Charla worked as a church secretary which she was very proud of. She then worked as a secretary for Electronics Research Company which were involved in developing some of the early computers and their components. The Cannon family migrated to Meriwether County where Mr. and Mrs. Cannon were members of the Warm Springs United Methodist Church. During the 1990s and early 2000s, Charla was a dedicated volunteer at Callaway Gardens where she also trained new coming volunteers. After her husband’s retirement, she alongside of Mr. Cannon, owned and operated the Sears Catalog Store in Manchester.

Mrs. Cannon enjoyed many hobbies including bird watching, gardening, and sewing. Her greatest pastime was spending time with her precious family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cannon passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Warm Springs Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and her husband of 65 years, Leonard Franklin Cannon, who passed away one week prior to her.

Survivors include her children, Mark Edward Cannon of Powder Springs, Georgia and Betty Sue Cannon of Manchester, Georgia; sister, Frances “Frannie” Frantz of Fresno, California; grandchildren, Aubrey Cannon, Christopher (Shay) Cannon, and Paige Cannon; great-grandchildren, Bethany Cannon, Brooke Cannon, Ethan Cannon, Grady Michael Cannon, Max Goldstein, Jacob Cannon, Zoe Cannon, Sicily Cannon, and Sadie Cannon; niece, Diane Kinney of Ona, Missouri; and a plethora of extended family members.

The family will hold a private graveside service at a later date and request that in lieu of flowers that contributions be given to the charity of one’s choosing in memory of Mrs. Charla L. Cannon.

Cox Funeral Home of Manchester, Georgia is assisting the Cannon Family. Please sign the online guestbook to leave condolences for the Cannon Family.


Gerald H. Jabaley
Mr. Gerald H. Jabaley, 74, of Palmetto and formerly of Grantville, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville.
Mr. Jabaley was born November 29, 1942, in Grantville, son of the late Joe Asef Jabaley and Marie Perez Jabaley. A veteran of service in the U.S. Navy, he lived in Grantville most of his life, was a retired business owner. He was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Newnan and was a member of Hogansville American Legion Post 152.
Survivors include his children, Joseph Jabaley of New York, NY, Anne-Marie Douglas and her husband Charles of Newnan, Julie Masenthin and her husband Brian of Cherry Log, Suzanne Jabaley of Portland, OR, Gerald Jabaley and his wife Karen of Grantville; sisters, Lorraine “Totsie” Jabaley and Jeanette Keener, both of Newnan, Marlene Gasses of McDonough; brother, James Jabaley of LaGrange; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diana Jabaley.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Father Henry Atem will officiate and interment will be in the Grantville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 Tuesday night.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Grant (Bill) Roberts
Mr. William Grant “Bill” Roberts, 70, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Roberts was born February 26, 1947, in Galveston, Texas, son of the late Jack Wilkerson Roberts and Irene Kelley Roberts. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and was employed as an advertising sales representative for many years. He had lived in Greenville for the past thirty years and was a member of Greenville American Legion Post 186.

Survivors include a number of cousins and their families, and many dear friends, including Peter and Barbara George and their children, including their daughter, Jaime Wise, who was Bill’s goddaughter.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, at the graveside in the Greenville Cemetery, with military honors. The Reverend Mark Raughton will officiate.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 Monday night.

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