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Obituaries 1-13-2021


Linda Jeanette Moore

Mrs. Linda Jeanette Moore, of LaGrange, passed away on January 9, 2021. She was born in LaGrange on August 29, 1947 to the late A.D. McCain and Eris McCain. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Moore is preceded in death by her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Daymon Paul Moore and her son, Jimmy Moore. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers as they make their way through this very challenging time.


Jesse “Bo” Lee McDonald III

Jesse Lee McDonald III, of LaGrange, passed away on January 10, 2021. He was born on September 23, 1963 to Beth Taylor McDonald and the late Jesse Lee McDonald II in Augusta, GA. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Taylor McDonald. Survivors include his wife, Tracey Truett McDonald; son, Joshua McDonald; daughter, Jessica Cox (Robert); sister, Libby McDonald; grandchildren, Mason Cox and Aubriella Cox; step in-laws, Cory and Jane Gouchenour; step sisters in-laws, Margie Heard (Robert) and Cindy Little (Joe); extended family and friends. Family had visitation from 1:00 – 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Higgins funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand. Funeral services began at 3:00 PM at the funeral home where Rev. Jimmy McMillian and Pastor Hope Taylor officiated. Interment  followed at Shadowlawn Cemetery.


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Sylvia Thompson “Elaine” Johnson

We respectfully announce the passing of Mrs. Sylvia Thompson “Elaine” Johnson, age 64, of Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia. Graveside Services were held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Southview Cemetery located on Hamilton Road in LaGrange, Georgia 30241. Pastor Oliver Cameron officiated. The service was live streamed at See clickable link on photo page. Public viewing was held Monday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Due to COVID-19 concerns everyone in attendance at the Graveside and the public viewing wore a mask and social distancing was encouraged. Mrs. Sylvia Elaine Thompson Johnson, born to the late Oliver and Joyce Lindsey Thompson, entered into eternal rest on January 5, 2021 at Piedmont Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia. She began her earthly journey February 20, 1956 in Hogansville, Georgia (Corinth Community). She attended Hartford High School where she graduated in 1974. She furthered her education at Hartford Technical College. Her spiritual journey began at Wadley Chapel United Methodist Church and later joined New Life Journey Ministry under the pastorage of Rev. Oliver Cameron. Her greatest achievement was her marriage to Michael Johnson on September 9, 1980. Her employment included the following: CIGNA, formerly Connecticut General Insurance, and an Office Manager at Great Expression Dentistry until retirement in 2017. Her family and friends will cherish her memories: Husband: Michael; children, Tonga (Rico) Rutledge and Carlos (Shemeka) Johnson; god-children, Derica Newton, Devin Newton and Kiona Cameron; sisters ~brother, Cynthia Thompson (deceased), Cassandra Thompson, Darrell Adams, and Bernice (Gary) Newton; grandchildren; Cardarrius, Tykeria, Jasmine, Codirra, Keyundra, Eva, and Nolan; special children~ Desron Thompson, Kiara Hughley, Atlantis Thompson, Kaylee Thompson, Koen Thompson and Avion Alford; favorite cousins ~ Flora Lindsey and Donald Hinton; special friends ~ Sherry Clancy and Roenell Lowe; and a multiplicity of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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