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Obituaries from the Weekend, February 24, 2024 E-Edition

Treena Cunningham

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Mrs. Trenna Mae Daugherty Cunningham, age 91 of Calhoun, previously of Marietta, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. 


Mrs. Cunningham was born in Moultrie, Ga., on April 8, 1932, to the late Robert H. Norman and the late Willie Bond Norman. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Dennis H. Daugherty; second husband, Walter H. Cunningham; and one son, Thomas J. Daugherty. Mrs. Cunningham was the youngest of seven children, who also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. 


Survivors include her children, Dennis H. Daugherty III (Lori), Mary D. Hamby (Donald), Joseph N. Daugherty, Teresa Barfield (Steve); daughter-in-law, Rita M. Daugherty; 13 grandchildren, Toni Blair, Amy Carter, Steve Barfield, Kim Adair, Josh Clark, Terry Wilbanks, Dennis Daugherty, Becky Davey, Joe Daugherty, Karen Oakes, Larry Daugherty, Allison Daugherty, and Amy Jones; 17 great-grandchildren. 
The family will give special thanks to the staff of Morning Pointe Assisted Living, especially her caregivers, Sherry Yingling and Kellie Craig. 


Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery with Rev. Stacy Hensley officiating. 


The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 29 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. 


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to The Shriner’s Hospital for Children in memory of Mrs. Cunningham. 


You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com 


Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Mrs. Trenna Daugherty Cunningham.

Janie Grogan

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Janie Ruth McEntyre Grogan, age 77, of Kennesaw,  passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA.


Janie was born on Feb. 19, 1947, in Calhoun, the daughter of the late Loraine “Fat” McEntyre and Beulah Cobb McEntyre. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Jerry McEntyre. 


She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. 


Janie is survived by: her husband, L.C. Grogan; daughter, Cam (Bart) Daniel; son, Stewart (Melody) Grogan; grandchildren, Alexis (Matt) Conley, Andrew (Alex) Daniel, Cody (Rachael) Grogan, Janie Elizabeth (Caleb) Griffin, and Cord Grogan; brother, Jack (Ellen) McEntyre; and sister, Judy (Thom) Smith.


The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 from 2 – 3 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 at 3 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church with Reverend Shane Parrott and Reverend Robbie Garmon officiating. Burial will follow in Chandler Cemetery.


Pallbearers serving include: Andrew Daniel, Cody Grogan, Cord Grogan, Caleb Griffin, Matt Conley, and Sebastian Gorsuch.


You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com


Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Janie Ruth McEntyre Grogan. 

Barbara Highfield

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Barbara Grace (Couch) Highfield died on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at her residence in the Sugar Valley area. Mrs. Highfield was born on Nov. 17, 1935, to the Late Jack A. Couch and Mildred O. Roghelia in Rome. She was preceded in death by her late Husband, Benjamin D. Highfield Sr.; sons, Rufus E. (Butch) Highfield and Joseph P. Highfield; grandson, David M. Skidmore; Siblings, Charles T. Couch, Bernice Clark, and Geraldine Williams.


Mrs. Highfield was survived by her children, Benjamin D. Highfield Jr. and his wife Anne, Nancy O. Skidmore and her husband Dennis, Sidney T. Highfield and his wife Catherine; siblings, Dyanne Busby, Margie Christy and Buddy Couch; daughter-in-law, Lynn Highfield; grandchildren, Daniel E. Skidmore, Nathaniel J. Skidmore and his wife Amber, Ellie Denman and her husband John, Amanda Highfield, Heather Highfield, Seth Highfield, Evan Lingerfelt, Therin Highfield; and 12 great-grandchildren. 


Mrs. Highfield was a longtime resident of Gordon County who enjoyed reading, sewing, baking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Among her previous occupations were Switchboard Operator and Truck Driver. 


Mrs. Highfield spent her last years with her family in Sugar Valley under the care of Mrs. Theresa Bailey-Welch. 


Per request and instruction by Mrs. Highfield, no funeral service will be held. Mrs. Highfield’s ashes will be interred at Chandler Cemetery in Calhoun, GA, alongside her husband, Donald, and son, Butch. 


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Barbara Grace (Couch) Highfield. 

Viola Owens

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Viola Rogers Owens, age 85, of Ranger, passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, at her residence.  


Viola was born Aug. 16, 1938, the daughter of the late Dewey Rogers and Myrtle Silvers Rogers. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by: her daughter, Julia Jones; one brother, Thurman Rogers; one sister, Patsy Rogers; and two brothers-in-law, Clyde Fowler and Robert Tillman. 
She was a lifetime resident of Gordon County and was of the Baptist faith. Viola was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. 


 Viola is survived by: her husband of 66 years, Eugene Talmadge Owens; two sons, Michael Owens and Wayland Owens; daughter-in-law, Sally Owens; two brothers, Junior Rogers and Wayne Rogers; two sisters, Ruby (Gerri) Fowler and Addie Tillman; two sisters-in-law, Betty Rogers and Patricia Ann Rogers; grandchildren, Taryn (Brian) Osterhout and Dylan (Brittany) Owens; great-grandchildren, Alexis (Ross) Clifton and Kyla Osterhout; and friend, Mitchell McDougle.


 The family received friends on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 4 – 7 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 23 from 2 – 7 p.m., and also on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home.


 Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Chris Johnson officiating. 


You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com


Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Viola Rogers Owens. 

Theresa Stanley

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Theresa Stanley, 62, of Calhoun, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. She was born on Oct. 3, 1961, to the late Jerry and Barbara Hunter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Richard Stanley.


Theresa is survived by her husband, Steve Stanley; daughters and son-in-law, Beth and Larry Hatfield, Trina Sosa; brother, John Hunter; sisters, Anna Cornish, Juanita (Mark) Vahle, Rita (Gary) McIntire, Mary Carroll; grandchildren, Dylan (Wyatt) Hatfield, Ava Hatfield, Carson Hatfield, Ellyana Sosa, Sal Sosa Jr., Jada Sosa, Niko Sosa; and great-grandchild, Branley Ray Hatfield.


The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 p.m. at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.  


A memorial service will follow on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Theresa Stanley.

Ronnie Stephens

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Ronnie Lee Stephens, 65, of Calhoun, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024.  He was born on May 4, 1958, to the late Grady Lee and Rosie Lee Stephens Edwards. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Stephens and sister, Shelia Gunderson.


He was a graduate of Red Bud School and prior to becoming disabled,  he was employed in funeral service for the following firms, Love Funeral Home in Dalton; Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home in Calhoun; Fred Talley’s Parkview Chapel in Rome. Ronnie enjoyed being around people, especially the elderly, and making people laugh. He was a member of College Street Church of God.


He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Cory (Megan) Stephens, Eric Gunderson, Christina Gunderson; great-nieces and nephews, Jacob (Jordan) Stephens, Christian Stephens, Jesslyn Stephens, Jeryn Stephens; aunt, Annie Brown; uncles, Harry Lumpkin, Carl Lumpkin; and good friend, Scott Herrod.


The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, from 12 Noon until 1:00 p.m. at College Street Church of God.  A memorial service will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. from College Street Church of God with Pastor Dewayne Smith officiating.


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Ronnie Lee Stephens.

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