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Obituaries 2-17-2021

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Mary Joyce Hannah

Mary Joyce Hannah, 82, of Hogansville, GA went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 12, 2021. Joyce was born on October 20, 1938 in LaGrange GA to the late Judson and Hattie Yates. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Dollie Hannah; brother, Dude Yates and sister, Ann Walker. She is survived by her daughters, Donna Hannah (Ron) Ishee, Karla Hannah (John) Molina; grandchildren, Jessie Molina, John Molina, Ashleigh Winter and Jamie Whatley Jr. Joyce was a small business owner for most of her working life. She was the owner of a grocery store early in her career, but later followed her passion for gardening by opening her landscape business where she worked up until 2018 at the age of 80. She achieved the status as a Master Gardner. She will be remembered for her spunky, strong-willed zest for life and her love for family. She was a member of the Concord Baptist Church of LaGrange. The funeral service was held Monday, February 15, 2021 at Concord Baptist Church in LaGrange, GA. The service began at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting



Miss Carla Lisa White

Miss Carla Lisa White, 62 of Griffin, passed away, January 25, 2021 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital. Born July 20, 1958 in Dalton, Miss White was the daughter of the late John Milton White and Betty Woodruff McCarty. She lived most of her life in Dalton before making her home in the West Georgia area and worked at various fast food restaurants. Survivors include her brother, John White of West Point; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.


Elizabeth “Libby” Smith Morris

Mrs. Elizabeth “Libby” Smith Morris, 62, of Hogansville, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Carrollton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Morris was born August 9, 1958, in Douglasville, daughter of the late William Lewis Smith and the late Evelyn Sheffield Smith. Survivors include her daughters, Amber “Nikki” and Wayne Fomby of Hogansville, Kathy Blaylock of Bowdon, Christy and Brian Green of Rockmart, Meranda Moon of Villa Rica; sister, Sharon Wright of Villa Rica; 22 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and family friends, Red and Brenda Ploof of Temple, Holly and Jerome Barber of LaGrange. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Randy Keith Morris; son, Jimmy Adams; daughter, Misty Conn: granddaughter, Rosa Conn; and sister, Kim Washington. The funeral service was conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 14, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville, with the Reverend Jeff Duran officiating.

Karen Godfrey Thrower

Mrs. Karen Godfrey Thrower, 64, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan. Mrs. Thrower was born December 29, 1956, in Troup County, daughter of the late Rueben and Janie Murphy Godfrey. A resident of Heard County since 1982, she was employed as supervisor of housekeeping for Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. She is remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, David Thrower of Franklin; her children, Janie and Brandon Varnadoe of LaGrange; Jonie Muffin Thrower of West Palm Beach, Fl.; Jory and Terrell Cheeks of Harvest, Al.; Jeremy Thrower of Roanoke, Al.; Jaycee Thrower of Franklin; and Jerald Thrower of Spartanburg, SC; grandchildren, Alyssa Butler, Christian Neese, Casson Varnadoe, Chase Boggs, Paiton Owens, Preston Boggs, Tessa Cheeks, Ava Cheeks, Jase Thrower; and great-grandchildren, Anniston Butler and Jase Boggs. A memorial service was conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 14, in the Chapel of Claude a. McKibben and Sons Funeral in Hogansville, with the Reverend Charles Greathouse officiating.


Myrtle Moon Stitcher

Mrs. Myrtle Moon Stitcher, 83, of Hogansville, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Stitcher was born October 18, 1937, in Troup County, daughter of the late Hairme and Emmie Weldon Moon. A lifelong resident of Troup County, she retired from West Point Stevens Dunson Division after 27 years of service and attended Springhill Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Joanne (Walter) Capes, Bobby Joe (Lorene) Stitcher, Gail Stitcher, Brenda (Danny) Chatham all of Hogansville, Kenneth (Terita) Stitcher of LaGrange, Lorie (Robbie) Johnson of Hogansville; fourteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister in-law, Aunt Joyce; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Estelle Cottle, J. D. Moon, Herman Moon, and Shirley Allen. The funeral service was conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 13, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Jody Mitchell officiated and interment was in the Stitcher Family Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions may be made to Springhill Baptist Church.


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Glenda R. Bryant

Glenda R. Bryant, of LaGrange, passed away on February 14, 2021. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama on October 8, 1942, to the late Howard Frank Reeder and Frances Campbell Reeder. Ms. Bryant was raised in Childersburg, Alabama, where the family moved when she was a young child. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Emmett Reeder. She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in LaGrange, where she served as organist for many years. Ms. Bryant is survived by her siblings, Barbara Reeder Edwards (Trice) and Jim Reeder (Cathy); her nieces and nephew, Laurel Fleming (Tim), Meredith Voorhees (Wes), Leesa Levesque (Guy Goodenough), Kim Reeder, and Christopher Levesque (Heather); and four great nephews. After graduating from Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in Music Education, Ms. Bryant started her teaching career in Callahan, Florida. She later taught in Sylacauga, Alabama, before moving to LaGrange where she taught at Gray Hill Elementary and Long Cane Elementary. Ms. Bryant received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Montevallo. Ms. Bryant was a volunteer at Callaway Gardens for over 15 years, serving most of that time in the chapel explaining the meaning of the stained glass windows and other features. She also worked with Meals on Wheels for several years. Mrs. Bryant will be laid to rest at the Columbarium at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers as they make their way through this very challenging time.



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