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Obits — May 3, 2019


Holly M. Chip

Mrs. Holly Massey Chip, 53, of Grantville, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019. Mrs. Chip was born March 27, 1966, in Columbus, was a 1984 graduate of Harris County High School, and had been an employee of Total System Services. A devout Christian, she had enjoyed pottery lessons and interior decorating and loved planning and hosting events and travel. Survivors include her husband, George Chip of Grantville; daughters, Somer Chip Welch and her husband Rev. Chase Welch of Columbus, and Sadie Chip of Alpharetta; grandson, Elijah Welch; parents, Jack and Glenda Massey of Cataula; sister, Rhonda Moore and her husband Rev. Richard Moore of Hamilton; and brother, Jay Massey of Columbus. A celebration of Holly’s life will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 until 1 Saturday and the family also invites friends and family to gather at their home following the celebration. In lieu of flowers and plants, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, 3395 NE Expressway, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30341.


Mary Martin Harris

Mary Martin Harris, 94, of LaGrange, GA went to be with the Lord from her home on Sunday, April 28, 2019 after several years of declining health. Mrs. Harris was born September 22, 1924 in Fort Valley, GA to the late Charles Edwin Martin and Eliza Pope Hill Martin. She was a graduate of LaGrange College (BA, 1946; M.Ed., 1981) and a retired English and Music teacher with the Troup County School System. She served as a Bible teacher and pianist throughout her adult life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arthur William Harris. She is survived by her daughters Sally Harris Thompson and husband Rick, Cathy Harris Hester and Tyre; son Arthur William “Bill” Harris, Jr. and Alice, grandchildren David Thompson and wife Monica, Elisabeth Thompson White and Chris, Carol Thompson Crews and Jordan, Mark Thompson and Aarika, Beth Hester Brewer and Andy, Laura Hester Self and Jacob, Melissa Hester, Caroline Harris Thornton and Stephen, Charlotte Harris, Sarah Harris, and 14 great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 PM at Shadowlawn Cemetery in LaGrange, immediately followed by a Visitation at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gideons International at