OBITS- Wednesday, July 12

Striffler- Hamby

Bobie Bryan

Mrs. Bobbie Bryan, 74, Of LaGrange, GA passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Bryan was born April 13, 1943 in Ragland, AL, daughter of the late William Hines and Annie St. John Hines. She was employed at NOK as a machine operator. Mrs. Bryan enjoyed the mountains but will be remembered mostly for being a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband James”Jim” Bryan; three sons, Robbie (Jennifer) Bryan, Chris Bryan and Mike (Deborah) Bryan; grandchildren, Kennedy Bryan, Jackson Bryan, Reagan Bryan, Logan Bryan, Emily Bryan, Michael Bryan and Jamie Bryan; two sisters, Sally Day and Sarah Howard; two brothers, Lamar Hines and Verble Hines, and many nieces and nephews.Funeral Services will be Tuesday July11, 2017 at 12:00pm in the Striffler-Hamby Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Brad Thompson officiating. The Gathering of Family and Friends will be Monday, July 10, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00pm. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens.The family will be receiving friends after the funeral service at 188 Ringer Road.

Charles Kenneth Hart

Mr. Charles Kenneth Hart, 61, of Columbus, GA passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017. Mr. Hart was born September 4, 1955 in Kansas, son of the late Kenneth Hart and Evelyn Kyle Hart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Duncan Hart.
Survivors include his daughter, Christina Noles (Travis) Thornton; sister-in-law, Regina (Gary) Draut; and nephews, Brock Draut, Brent Hart, Brandon Hart, Scott Hart, Kevin Hart, and Tommy Hart. Celebration of Life memorial service will be held 7:30 P.M. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange, GA with Rev. Max McCord and Regina Draut officiating. The gathering of family and friends will be on Tuesday from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home.

 Higgins Funeral Homes

Infant Skylar Ford

Little Skylar Ford passed away on July 7, 2017 at the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center.  Her parents, Michael Ford and Tiearra Mathis will receive friends and family at a graveside service on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Restlawn Memory Gardens.  Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home.

Hunter-Allen Myhand

Grover Pound

Mr. “Tom” Pound, 71, of LaGrange passed away Thursday afternoon at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Pound was born February 27, 1946 in LaGrange the son of the late William Grover & Lillian Beck Pound. He was a member of the First Baptist Church on the Square and a 1964 graduate of LaGrange High School, Piedmont College and an Army Veteran of the Vietnam era. He also enjoyed being a member of LaGrange Kiwanis Club. He was involved in City Government most of his life and loved traveling and spending time with his family.Survivors include:His Daughter: Tonia Pound, Nashville, TN
Son and Daughter-in-law: Thomas & Margaret Claire Pound, Starkville, MS
Granddaughter: Margaret Caroline Pound, Starkville, MS
Brother: Archie and Pat Pound, LaGrange, GA Sisters and Brother-in-law: Brenda and Larry Mills, Moreland, GA Becky Garrett, LaGrange, GA Niece: Donna Jones Nephews: Eric Pound, Brandon Pound, Joey Nixon, Shaun & Aaron Gregg Special Friend: Elaine Keith Funeral Services for Mr. Tom Pound will be held at 300 P.M. Monday from the First Baptist Church on the Square with the Reverend Cade Farris & Rev. Paul Blair & Dr. Paul R. Baxter officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church on Monday from 2 until 3 P.M. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens.


Karen Gay

Funeral services for Karen Gay, age 58, of Midland, GA, will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 2:00 PM from Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Rev. Scott Whaley officiating. A private burial will follow. Mrs. Gay passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2017, at Columbus Hospice. Survivors include her husband, Howard Gay of Midland, GA; her mother, Annette Youngblood; one daughter, Mary Gay of Midland, GA; one son, Robert Gay of Midland, GA; one sister, Sharon Jezghani of Lilburn, GA; and two brothers, Mark Youngblood of Phenix City, AL and Preston Corbitt of Florida. An Atlanta, Georgia native, Mrs. Gay was born on February 24, 1959, the daughter of Harry and Annette Hammock Corbitt. She was Christian by faith and was a self-employed real estate broker. She was preceded in death by her father.

Marian Ravonne Smith Edge

Marian Ravonne Smith Edge, 85, of Wadley died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Bethany House Hospice in Auburn, Alabama. She was born in Chambers County, Alabama, near Wadley on August 4, 1931, to Quintilla Strength Smith and Seaborn Ira Smith.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her infant brother, Ronald Smith; and her beloved husband of 64 years, Jesse Thomas Edge. She is survived by her children: Debra A. O’Rear (Jamie) of Wedowee, COL (Ret.) Samuel I. Edge (Sue) of Auburn, and Dr. Mark T. Edge (Deborah) of Belmont, NC.  She is also dearly loved and will be greatly missed by grandchildren Jennifer Edge Kodadek (Billy), Stephanie Edge Massey (Brandon), Jessica O’Rear, Joan Edge, Wesley Edge, Keenan Edge and three great-grandchildren, Madeline Edge, Logan Massey, and Jadon Massey. Marian graduated from Wadley High School in 1949 and attended Southern Union College in Wadley.  She was a gifted and motivated student elected Homecoming Queen and membership into Phi Theta Kappa academic honorary society.  In 1964, she joined Southern Union College as assistant librarian.  She attended Auburn University receiving a Bachelors in Education English and subsequently attended The University of Alabama receiving her Masters in Library Service.  She retired from Southern Union State Junior College in 1994 as head librarian and the last employee of the old private college.  During her tenure, she was committed to the academic success of the institution and served as faculty advisor to Phi Theta Kappa, being inducted into its Hall of Fame in Philadelphia.  She was faculty advisor to the research and republication of Tap Roots, an important history of the Wadley community that led to the establishment of an Alabama archives collection in the college library which now names the collection in her honor.  She was devoted to her community and lived a life of service.  For over 50 years, she was a lifelong and founding member of the Wadley Canasta Club, member of the Wadley Quest Club, Red Hat Club, and was always her husband’s busy companion in the Kiwanis Club of Wadley.  She owned and operated Marian’s Flower Shop and was to direct many memorably beautiful weddings and events of her family and friends, years after its close.  A faithful Christian, she lived an exemplary life having loved and served her God as He would direct us to love and to serve others.  In her youth, she served as pianist for Beulah Congregational Christian Church in Truett, Alabama, where she was a lifelong member and ardent supporter. Marian was known for her wise advice, loving heart, graciousness, and genuine interest in the people she met. Her kindness, forgiveness, and great love will be profoundly missed.  The family extends its gratitude to the Wadley community, and are especially grateful to the people who took loving care of her in her infirmity among whom were Kelly Johnson, Deborah Siggers, Dawn Elliott, Luvinia Poole, Joyce Wright, Elsie Lloyd, J.W. (Bo) Weaver, and Andrew Wheeler. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Beulah Congregational Christian Church with Rev. Jamie Butts officiating and eulogy delivered by Rev. Phil Gore.  Burial will follow at Wadley Cemetery with Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  The family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 12:00 PM on Wednesday.  Pallbearers will be Terry Williams, John Hall, Wesley Edge, Keenan Edge, Logan Massey, and Jadon Massey

Claude A. McKibben

Logan Hunter Thomas

Logan Hunter Thompson, 22 month-old son of Jessica and Jason Thompson of Luthersville, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Logan was born August 20, 2015, in Newnan and was a lifelong resident of Meriwether County. He loved Elmo and was always happy, smart and fearless. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Evan Haynes and Brantley Thompson; his grandparents, Debbi and Wayne Haynes and Mark Thompson, all of Luthersville; great-grandmothers, Pam Hendricksen of McDonald, TN and Ruthie Mae Murphy of Luthersville; and aunts and uncles, Amanda and Joe DePane and John Haynes.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Donny Shelton will officiate and interment will be in the Luthersville 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.

Betty Faulkner Prescott

Mrs. Betty Faulkner Prescott, 73, of Whitesville, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation and Specialty Hospital. Mrs. Prescott was born February 8, 1944, in Carroll County, daughter of the late Jim and Lillie Skinner Faulkner. A former resident of Hogansville, she lived in Harris County for a number of years, was Baptist by faith, and was a former employee of Playtex International. Survivors include her daughter, Tina M. Strickland of LaGrange; son and daughter in-law, Dayrel and Jenny Strickland; sister, Bernice Graham of Fayetteville; brothers, Willie Faulkner and Alfred Faulkner, both of Newnan; five grandchildren, Andrew and Mary Beth Strickland, Tray and Ashlee Strickland, Allie Tanner, Tyler and Hillary Tanner, Katy and Tyler Eady; and great-grandchildren, Ansley Strickland, Emma Tanner, Madelyn Eady, Paisley Eady, Brayden Strickland, and Remy Tanner. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 10, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Fred Cooke will officiate and interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 Sunday night. Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cox Funeral Home

 David Smith

David Smith, 62, of Warm Springs, GA died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Warm Springs Medical Center, Warm Springs, GA. Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home, Manchester with Rev. Johnny Hawthorne. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Harrington, Wayne Smith, Blake Whittington, Hunter Deloach, Gerald Thomas II, Tim Smith.The interment will be in the Mt. Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Warm Springs, GA. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Mr. Smith was born May 31, 1955 in Warm Springs, GA the son of Thomas Jarrell Smith and Myrtle Phillips Smith.  He was retired from Warm Springs Institute For Rehabilitation. He worked there for 25 years as an electrician and maintenance. His life long enjoyment was playing and singing in numerous bands for over 45 years. He was a loving son, father, brother and grandfather and many friends. Anyone that knew David knew him by the nickname Punkin and Drummerboy and for his three very important boys that he loved so dearly he was known as Daa. He will be missed greatly. He is survived by his three daughters Nancy (John) Hawthorne of Brewton, AL;  Renee John Watson of Jay; Kristen Gerald Stephens-Thomas; 7 grandchildren Pvt First Class Jonathan Levi Bass, Haylee Watson, Carlyn Watson, Anna Marie Hawthorne, Karley Griffin, Lexton Watson, Keira Thomas. He has two brother, Buster Smith and Pete Smith, and one sister Annette Ray Harrington. He has many nieces and nephews. David loved and was loved by Anne Cuddington for 33 years and three special boys, Chris Cuddington, Blake Whittington, Hunter Deloach. They were Daa’s boys. Cox Funeral Home, Manchester in charge of the arrangements. Please visit www.coxfh to leave online condolences for the family.

Johnson Brown Funeral Services

Sylvia Ann Bell

Mrs. Sylvia Ann Bell, 78, of Valley, AL passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at her daughter’s home in West Point, Georgia. Mrs. Bell is survived by her daughter, Billie Ann (Tim) Langford; her three grandchildren, Zachary Lee (Brooke) Smith, Matthew Corey (Rebecca) Lindsey, and Dudley Thomas Langford; her four great grandchildren, Hunter Smith, Hudson Smith, Jonathan Lindsey, and Jacob Lindsey; her four nieces and nephews, Angie Ledford, Chris Ledford, Ashley Hanner, and Jessica Ledford, two great nephews, Mark Ledford and Scott Hinkle; a host of other great nieces and nephews; and her sister-in-law, Mary Jane Phelps. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Billy Wayne Bell; and her faithful Yorkie companion Rudy. Mrs. Bell was born on September 23, 1938 at her family’s home in Langdale, Alabama to the late George T. Ledford, Sr. and Louise Jennings Ledford. She was a member of Langdale Baptist Church. She was well known in throughout the greater Valley area. She was a talented musician who was very accomplished playing the piano and the flute. She was a pet lover who enjoyed the outdoors, her flowers, and music. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Rev. Trinity Pike officiating. Interment will follow in Fairfax Cemetery. The family will receive friendsSunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.

Jackie Tyson

Ms. Jackie Tyson, age 83, of Fairfax, Alabama passed away on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at the Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama. Ms. Tyson was born on November 22nd, 1933 to the late W.M. Tyson and Nellie Newman Tyson.  She was also preceded in death by her siblings and their spouses, Juanita (Sonny) Alford, and Joyce (Harry) Fuller. Ms. Tyson was a member of the Fairfax First Baptist Church.  She retired from the West Point Pepperell Fairfax Mill, where she was a time keeper.  She enjoyed spending time on and at the lake whether it was swimming, boating, or water skiing.  During her retirement years, she loved to travel and one of the highlights of her travels was hot air ballooning over Jackson Hole. She is survived by her nieces and their husbands, Wendy Alford (Wayne) Stephens, Lake Harding Community, Kristi (Charles) Goldberg, Auburn, Alabama; great niece, Kacey (Matt) Coffey; great nephew, Jeremy Goldberg. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at 4:00P.M. EDT at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with interment in Resthaven Cemetery in Lanett.  The Reverend Rusty Letson officiating.  Her family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00P.M. EDT until the service hour. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorials be made in Jackie’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Fairfax. Please visit Jackie’s Memorial Tribute page at to leave a condolence for her family, share a memory of Jackie, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.

Dian Turner

Mrs. Dian S. Turner, 79, a resident of Valley, AL passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Huguley Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Adam Bowen & Rev. Gary Aldridge officiating.  Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 -11:00 AM prior to the service.

Survivors include her children, Kathy Corley (Paul), Billy Wilkerson (Sue), Susan Alchalah, Dennis Turner (Virginia), Randy Turner (Donna), Steven Turner (Jeff), Angela Battles (David); 25 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joe E. Wilkerson & June Turner; sons, Kenneth Dale Wilkerson & Joe Howard Wilkerson.

Mrs. Turner was born in Valley on October 5, 1937.  She retired from West Point Pepperell and was a member of the Huguley Church of the Nazarene.  She was a wonderful mother and was close to her God.

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