Obits — March 27, 2020

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Gerson Earl “GE” Robinson, Sr.

Gerson Earl “GE” Robinson, Sr., 87, of LaGrange, GA peacefully went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at his home. Mr. Robinson was born August 21, 1932 in Randolph County Alabama to the late Lawrence Cleophus Robinson and Georgia Florence Robinson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Robinson. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Gerson and Carol Robinson, Jr.; daughter, Melanie Robinson; grandchildren, Holly and Aaron Caverly, Gerson Robinson III, and Scott Robinson; great granddaughter, Aria Eleanor Caverly; other relatives and friends. There will be a private Celebration of Life Service held Saturday, March 28, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts may be made to Bellevue Historical Society of Lagrange Georgia.

Lynda Cherry Ivey

Lynda Cherry Ivey, age 73, of Pine Mountain, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Panama City, Florida. Lynda was born on March 17, 1947 to the late John Earl Cherry and the late Ellie B. Thomas in Blakely, Georgia. She is also preceded in death by her husband William James (Jim) Ivey, Jr. Lynda worked for a number of years at the Early County Nursing Home in Blakely, GA and retired from Emory Healthcare of LaGrange where she worked as an LPN. She was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church. She loved the beach and adored her grandchildren. Lynda is survived by her daughters, Sandra Ivey Morman and Charles Hancock, Patricia and Todd Browers; son, James “Jimbo” Ivey; granddaughters, Molly Morman, Victoria Browers, LeAndra Browers and Ivey Browers Mclendon (Michael); great-grandchildren, Caylee, Gunner, and Maggie; grandson, Rus Morman; sisters, Evelyn Simpson (Ronnie), Gloria Love, Liz Ezell; brother, Johnny Mac (Merle) Cherry; a number of other relatives also survive. A graveside service for Ms. Lynda Diane Cherry Ivey was  held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Meadoway Gardens Cemetery where Reverend Max McCord officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Peanut Proud, P.O. Box 446 Blakely, GA 39823, paypal. Peanut Proud is a nonprofit that provides peanut butter to disaster relief victims all over the world.


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Alvin David Brooks

Mr. Alvin David Brooks was born March 3, 1941 to the late, Harvey and Carrie Brooks in Troup County, Georgia. He retired from Troup County Courthouse after many years of service.   “A.D.”, as he was known by family and friends was united in Holy Matrimony to Laverne Adkin Brooks. On Wednesday, March 18, 2020; Alvin passed away at WellStar West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange, Georgia. In addition to his parents, and his wife, Laverne; he was preceded in death by one sister, Mae Willie Brooks; one brother, Samuel Brooks; and aunt, Fannie Slaughter. He leaves to cherish his memories, his children, Maxine Brooks (Kerry) Stanley, Alan Brooks, Robert Brooks, Christopher Brooks, Alvin Brooks, Jr., Melva Brown, Michael Minor, Stacye Scott, Felicia Harden, Irvin Ridgeway, Mario Ridgeway; a grandson here reared as a son, Malachi Tucker; thirty grandchildren; thirty-four great grandchildren; siblings: Elige Brooks, Jewell Brooks, Harvey (Beverly) Brooks, Alranso (Carla) Brooks, Eva Brooks, Patricia Anderson, Betty Goodman, Dorothy (Larry) Ferrell; aunts: Bertha Brewer, JoAnn Hurston, and Mary Hall; special nephews, Willie Brooks, godson, Brandon Yarbrough; special friends, Bobby (Linda) Yarbrough, Mike Dobbs, Dorothy Ridgeway, Melvin Douner, Marion Randall, Rebecca Williams, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. The Celebration of Life Service was held Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Southview Cemetery.


Frances Copeland Brooks

Mrs. Frances Copeland Brooks was born October 15, 1948 to the late, Ples and Ruby Copeland. Frances was an Entrepreneur and owner of the famous, ‘Café’ La Taste’ in LaGrange, Georgia. She is survived by her husband, Lonnie Brooks. She leaves to cherish her memoires, a loving and devoted daughter, Matina Brooks Dargan; son, Anthony B. Brooks; six grandchildren: Kenneth (Brooks) Shaw, Latisha Brooks, Omarion Brooks, Shantell Brooks, Alonzo (Brianna) Dargan Jr. , Davion Dargan and two great grandchildren: Carter and Noah; seven siblings: Joann Parham, Columbus, GA; Carrie (Arthur) Clark, Pine Mountain, GA; Carolyn Woods, Hamilton, GA; Randy (Janice) Copeland, Lagrange, GA; Ples (Carolyn) Copeland, Hamilton, GA; Kathleen (Greg) Hightower, Hamilton, GA; Douglas Copeland, Hamilton, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Celebration of Life Service was held Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 11: AM at Meadoway Gardens Cemetery. Dr. Lamar Hardwick officiated.



Jack A. Perri

 JackA Perri Jr,  Born January 27 1946 in Coraopolis PA. Passed away at his home after a brief illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Elfrieda Perri, and brother (Richard). He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Perri of Lagrange GA; his three children, Denise Clark (Brad) of South Bend Indiana, Tamara Sergio (Joseph) of Scottsdale AZ, and Jack A Perri III (Jammie) of Moreland GA; his brother, Timothy J Perri (Debra) of Boone NC; four grandchildren, Abby Goodwin, Nicolas Perri, Jordan Hix, and Cole Perri; and two great grandchildren, Scarlette Goodwin and Ellie Humphrey Jack proudly served in the United States Air Force He had a passion for college football, motorsports, and classic cars, and loved to work on cars over the years. He loved to make people laugh, and his quick wit was unmatched. He was always fun to be around. Jack loved his family, and would help anyone he could. He will be greatly missed. More than he will ever know We love you dad. “He did!”

Mr. Stephen “Steve” David Huey

Mr. Stephen “Steve” David Huey, of West Point, passed away on March 20, 2020. He was born in Obion, Tennessee on December 20, 1953. Mr. Huey is survived by his wife, Patricia Viar Shramm; his sons, Daniel Schramm and David Schramm; his friend Tommy King. Due to public health concerns, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.



Mr. Frank Hugh Pearce

Mr. Frank Hugh Pearce, of LaGrange, passed away on March 20, 2020. He was born in West Point, Georgia on May 19, 1946 to the late Francis Hubert Pearce and Velma Dorothy Lashley Pearce. Mr. Pearce was ordained into ministry in 2005. At that time he started a nursing home ministry. Using this ministry, he visited local nursing homes where he would minister, provide devotionals and give reminiscing items. The time he spent in this ministry was enjoyed by himself and the residents alike. Mr. Pearce was a Boy Scout Troup leader in Fredonia, Alabama. He also had a career working with Emerson Power where he worked as a machine operator. In addition to his parents, Mr. Pearce is preceded in death by his brother, John Will Pearce and his sister in law, Sandra Pearce. He is survived by his wife, Fay Love Pearce; his children, Frank Hugh Pearce Jr. (Leigh Anna), Thomas Pearce, Yolanda Pearce-Trinidad (Roberto); his step-sons, Joe Curtis and Kenneth Curtis (Tracey); his sister, Mary Prue (Jack). A graveside funeral service was held at Fredonia Methodist Church Cemetery on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 2 p.m.. Due to public health concerns, a visitation with the family and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to West Georgia Hospice, 1510 Vernon Rd, LaGrange, GA 30240 or Florence Hand Home, 200 Medical Dr, LaGrange, GA 30240.