Obituaries – 11-18-2020
Jack M. Crook
Jack M. Crook, 82, of LaGrange, GA passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Wellstar West Georgia Hospice. Mr. Crook was born September 24, 1938 in Piedmont, AL, son of the late George W. Crook and Hattie Moore Crook. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Western Heights Baptist Church. Mr. Crook served as Troup County Manager for a number of years before retirement. He loved staying busy and being active, but his greatest joy was his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Annette Crook and three siblings. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Annette Cordell Crook; daughters, Nita (Leon) Johns and Joanie (Chris) Blanks; son, Scott (Angela) Crook; step daughters, Robyn (Doug) Schueler and Angie (Roger) Sledge; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; siblings, Frank (Jenny) Crook, Carolyn Borrows, JoAnn Roberts, Pat (Skip) Gilbert; and a host of other relatives and friends. The Celebration of Life Service was on 12:00pm Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Western Heights Baptist Church where Rev. Jason Jones, Rev. Scott Crook and Rev. Leon Johns officiated. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The Services was livestreamed on the Western Heights Facebook page. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Western Heights Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or Truth in Nature – LaGrange Chapter, 151 Courtney Dr. LaGrange, GA 30240.
Alicia Faye Hale Teaver
Mrs. Alice Faye Hale Teaver, age 83, of LaGrange, passed away on October 13, 2020. Mrs. Teaver was born on May 29, 1937 in Troup County to the late Harvey Hale and Imogene Smith Hale. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Greathouse. Survivors include her husband of sixty years, Charles Edward Teaver; children, Bubba Teaver, Nick Teaver and Renee Wynn and her husband Brian; sisters, Betty Pitts and Patti Owens; grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Shawn Teaver, Christinia Teaver, Randy Kennedy and Tiffany Kennedy; step great grandchildren, Axel Bandira and Casen Cummings; extended family. Private family graveside services were held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Restlawn Memory Gardens. Pastor Ben Turner officiated.
Beverly Gail Boyd
Mrs. Beverly Gail Duke Boyd, age 66, of Hogansville, passed away on November 13, 2020. Mrs. Boyd was born on September 7, 1954 in LaGrange to Heddie Duke and Narvell Langley Duke. Her father preceded her in death as well as a daughter, Heather Brazil, a granddaughter, Cayla Gribble, previous husband, Charles Connell and a brother, Neal Duke. Her mother survives her as well as her husband, Tony Boyd; son, Robert Brazil and his wife Cathy; step-daughter, Chasity Boyd; grandchildren, Breanna Brazil, Abby Brazil, Austin Brazil and Makaile Hunt; extended family and a host of friends. Mrs. Boyd graduated from Troup County High School and was employed at Duracell for a number of years. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand Chapel. Interment followed at Shadowlawn Cemetery. Family received friends on Monday evening from 5-7 pm at the funeral home.
Higgins at Hunter Allen Myhand
Daniel Charles Kemper
Daniel Charles Kemper, 70, of LaGrange, died at home on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020. He passed peacefully after several months of illness and was surrounded by his loving family at his death, just as he was in life. Dan grew up in Chicago and Houston, then moved to Atlanta to study at Georgia Tech, where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and performed with the Glee Club, including once on the Ed Sullivan show. After graduating from Georgia Tech, he completed his MBA at Georgia State and was a certified Professional Engineer. He spent the bulk of his industrial engineering career working for Coca-Cola until his retirement in 2017. The center of Dan’s world was his family. He was the kind of man who did laundry and grocery shopping, fixed the minivan and planned vacations, made up silly songs and packed lunches with modified Far Side comics. He loved kids and was a favorite play companion to his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. When it came to reading bedtime stories and building play train configurations, he was one of the very best. Since retiring, he was able to spend more time camping in the RV with his wife, traveling the US and Europe, tinkering around the house, listening to music, and reading science fiction. He is survived and sorely missed by his wife Martha, to whom he was married for nearly 48 years, and their three children: Alan (Allison) Kemper of Lagrange, Randy (Liz) Kemper of Lagrange, and Melissa (Charles) Westbrook of Atlanta; and nine grandchildren: Danielle, Aaron, Aida, Jacob, Simon, Ian, Cecil, Arthur, and Heath; as well as his four sisters and a host of nieces and nephews. His family will celebrate his life in a private service, and a virtual memorial will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Habitat for Humanity.
David James Cosley
Mr. David James Cosley, 42, of LaGrange, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, of injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Newnan. Mr. Cosley was born June 22, 1978, was a lifelong resident of Troup County, and was employed as a maintenance technician at the PetSmart Distribution Center in Newnan. He was a former member of the American Pool Association and loved playing pool and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Survivors include his children, Teddy James Cosley and Julie Marie Cosley and their mother Mary Cosley, Hailey Earley and Allison Cosley and their mother Kim Earley; his mother and step-father, Teresa and Richard Fuller of LaGrange; father and step-mother, Teddy Lamar and Theresa Cosley, also of LaGrange; sister Kimberly McGuffin and her fiancée Ben Todd of West Point; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Teddy Lamar Cosley, Jr.; and his nephew, Christian Leif McGuffin. The funeral service was conducted at 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 16, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville, where the Reverend Jody Mitchell officiated.