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Friday December 16th – OBITS (8)

Katrina Patton Henry

Mrs. Katrina Patton Henry, age 58, of Hogansville, affectionately known as “Mrs. Kat,” passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Katrina was born April 16, 1958, in Birmingham, Alabama, and lived in the Chattahoochee Valley area for 48 years. A member of Harmony United Methodist Church, she worked as a dental hygienist for a number of years, and had been employed at AFLAC in Columbus for the past eight years.            Survivors include her son, Patrick Henry and Erica Graham of Hogansville; father, Harold Patton of Birmingham, AL; mother, Betty Faye and George Meyers  of Leeds, AL; brothers, Mike and Gail Patton of Leeds, Matt and Laura Patton of Tampa, FL; and grandchildren, Destiny, Hannah, Alex and Annabelle. The family will plan a celebration of Katrina’s life at a future date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com

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


 

 

David C. Askew

Mr. David C. Askew, age 60, of Hogansville, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Mr. Askew was born September 20, 1956, in LaGrange, and lived in Troup County most of his life. A 1974 graduate of Hogansville High School, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Georgia College in Milledgeville, was employed as a grocery store manager for many years, and was employed by United Parcel Service at the time of his death. He loved his Georgia Bulldogs, was an avid golfer, enjoyed NASCAR, and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hogansville. Survivors include his daughters, Sammie Askew Wilson and her husband Craig of Bremen, Tricia Askew Turner and her husband Michael of Roopville, Mary Beth Laney and her husband Dustin of Carrollton; grandchildren, Gavin, LeeAnne, Michael, and Gracyn; his mother, Mary Ann McLendon of Hogansville; sisters, Mary Nelson of LaGrange, Angela Wenger of Dacula; and brother, Bo Askew of Hogansville. He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin O. Askew, Jr., an infant brother, and two infant sisters. The funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville.  Interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 until 8 Friday night. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com

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


 

 

Geneva Maxwell

Mrs. Geneva Oliver Maxwell, age 79, of Heflin, Alabama, passed away, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at her home. Born January 13, 1937 in Tallassee, Alabama, Mrs. Maxwell was the daughter of the late John Ray Oliver and Fannie Mae Guy Allen. She lived in Hogansville for 14 years before making her home in Helfin four years ago, was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Ranburne, Alabama, and loved crocheting and playing bingo. Survivors include her husband, Pete Maxwell of Heflin; daughters and sons in-law, Betty Ann Hill and Billy White of Heflin, and Tracy and Greg Chronic of Corinth; sons and daughter in-law, Charles Ray Sears of Graham, AL and Kerney Swann and Sandra Medlin of Roanoke, AL; brothers and sisters in-law, Billy Wayne and Cathy Allen of West Point and James and Dianne Allen of Hogansville; sisters, Flora Walters of LaGrange and Betty Jean Smith of Eastman; twelve grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren, including a special great granddaughter, Star Moreno.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patty Lacky; granddaughter, Cambie Sears; great-granddaughter, Selena Moreno; brother, John Oliver, Jr.; and a sister, Ruby Lemerle Oliver. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville, with the Reverend Chad Burdette and the Reverend Debbie Dollar officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 until 2 Saturday afternoon. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com

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


 

 

Harold Wayne Evans

Mr. Harold Wayne Evans, affectionately called “Bubba,” passed away at the age of 64, on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Avalon Health and Rehabilitation in Newnan. He had lived the last three years of his life at Avalon. He was born August 23, 1952, in Grantville, son of the late Sidney (Doc) Evans and Faye Brooks Evans. He never married, was preceded in death by his one brother, Terry Evans, and is survived by his nephew, Dewayne Evans; sister in-law, Wanda Evans; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Wayne worked a short while as a janitor for the school system and with Gold Kist Packing in Newnan. He enjoyed drawing, talking with his large group of family and friends on the phone or in person, and spending time with his beloved cat “Knuckle Head.” While living at Avalon, he loved to play bingo, visit, and watch movies. He was a great story-teller, had a wonderful sense of humor, was smart and quick-witted, and was a friend to everyone he met. He was a strong Christian and wouldn’t think twice about asking “What do you believe?” He was a very special person and truly a gift from God. The family expresses special thanks to Avalon for all your attention and care of their special gift. He will be terribly missed by all. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 16, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. Dr. Gene Minix will officiate and interment will be in Southview Cemetery in Moreland. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 3 Friday.     Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com

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


 

 

Charles H. Dubose

Mr. Charles Harold DuBose, age 72, of Franklin, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016, at Hospice LaGrange. Born April 5, 1944, in Elba, Alabama, Mr. DuBose was a veteran of service in the U.S. Navy and the Army National Guard.  He retired from the Atlanta Police Department after 25 years of service and then retired from the State of Georgia Capitol Police Force after twelve years of service. He was a Mason, a Shriner, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and had authored several articles and books about Civil War history. Mr. DuBose had lived in Heard County since 2012 and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.       Survivors include his wife, Martha DuBose of Franklin; his children, Moreen Demby of San Diego, CA, Mike DuBose of Franklin, Jean Calma of San Diego; Jeffrey (Michelle) Evans of Auburn, Donna Michelle Gunckel of College Park, William Evans and Tim DuBose, both of Franklin; his mother, Inez Benton of Plant City, FL; sisters, Jan Benton of Plant City, FL, Becky Benton of Enterprise, AL, Christine Collins of Demorest; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his son, Charlie DuBose, daughter, Angela Edna DuBose, and father, Dewey DuBose. The funeral service was conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Preston Parker officiated and interment was in College Park Cemetery, with military honors. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com

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


 

 

James A. Morris

Mr. James A. Morris was born June 10, 1947 in Columbus, Georgia. He attended the public schools in Muscogee County, Georgia; where he became a Master Mechanic. Later, he moved to LaGrange, Georgia; and united with Christ at The Ark Refuge Ministry. There, he became a member of the Ark’s Praise Team and Staff. He enjoyed his hobbies of praising God and spreading the Word of God to his fellow man. Singing and fixing on cars and being a leader were his true passions. Mr. Morris departed this life on Monday, December 5, 2016 at WellStar West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange, Georgia. He leaves to cherish his memories, two children; and his brothers and sisters in Christ of The Ark Refuge Ministry.

Lakes-Dunson Robertson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


 

 

Mary Ruth Harris “Nunnie”

Mrs. Mary Ruth Harris “Nunnie” was born on May 2, 1939 in Odessadale, Georgia to the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Rosie Lee Dixon. She received her early education at East Depot High School in LaGrange, Georgia. In the early 1970’s; Mary relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and began a career with the Atlanta Public Schools System. She retired from Atlanta Public Schools System as a Nutritional Specialist after thirty plus years. She had a passion for cooking. On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, she peacefully departed this life, surrounded by her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband Frederick Harris; siblings, Joe Dixon, Betty Jean Bailey, and Winnie Lee Tiggs.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving son, Sheaffer Bernard Harris of Atlanta, GA; one granddaughter, Shondenise Griffin of Atlanta, GA: one great-grandson, Kaydenn Harris; two sisters, Roberta Boyce (Bobby) of Douglassville, GA; Emma McGhee of Mableton, GA., a very special niece, Mary Deloris Walker; one special friend, Shaffer Spear and a host of nieces and nephews.

Lakes-Dunson Robertson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


 

 

George William McGill

George William McGill, age 73, of Wadley, AL passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.

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