Obituaries from the Wednesday, January 13, 2021 E-Edition

Charles Dutton

Charles Roy Dutton, 66, of Calhoun, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 after a three-year illness. He was born on Oct. 26, 1953 in Gordon County to Mary Lou Dutton and the late Paul Leuene Dutton.


He is survived by his wife, Donna “Kay” Dutton; son and daughter-in-law, Kane and Crystal Dutton; sister, Dottie Blevin; grandchildren, Robert Gilbert and Jordan Gilbert, Dustin Gilbert and Breanna Gilbert, and Haven Gilbert and Kris Penson; aunt, Patsey Pass; aunt and uncle, Joy and Johnny Dutton; niece and aunt, Teresa and Mick Dutton; Heather Getzfred- the other daughter; cousins, Kenneth and April Harkins; he is also survived by several loved nieces and nephews, and aunts and uncles.


His body was cremated, and the family will have a memorial service on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until the service.


To cover funeral expenses donations can be made at www.maxbrannonandsons.com


To leave condolences and sign the online guest book please go to, www.maxbrannonandsons.com


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Charles Roy Dutton.

Linda Harris

Mrs. Linda Mae Harris, 76, of Adairsville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at her residence.


Mrs. Harris was born in Calhoun on July 27, 1944, daughter of the late Felmore Elthan “F. E.” Self and Mary Lee Pelfrey Self. Mrs. Harris was a member of Adairsville First Christian Church. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Linda’s family brought her the most joy. She loved spending her time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Linda was a wonderful cook and enjoyed watching game shows and wrestling. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary Lou Self and Velma Lee Elwood; brothers, Ralph Self, Delmus Self, Larry Self, and Danny Self.


She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Alfred Harris; sons, Brad and Kathy Harris, Allen and Marsha Harris; daughters, Beverly and Herod Moore, Brandy Cobb, and Jennifer and Keith Dutton; grandchildren, Latasha (Matt) Montgomery, Preston (Kayla) White, Deana (Blake) Blair, LaRay (Holly) Harris, Loren Harris, Herod (Maggie) Moore, Ethan (Morgan) Moore, Christian Shinall, Courtney Allen, Tiara Allen, and Jessie D. Allen; great-grandchildren, Blair and Harper Montgomery, Paisley and Lilly White, Cheyenne and Sierra Blair, Dawson and Josie Harris; Gavin, Gunter, Reece, Sadie, and Ty Moore, and Everleigh Allen; brothers, F. A. and Mary Rose Self and Ronnie and Mary Jane Self; sisters-in-law, Faye Self, Gayla Self, and Sheila several nieces and nephews.


Funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Barton Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Baird officiating. Interment followed in Eastview Cemetery, Adairsville. The family received friends Tuesday from 12 – 2 p.m. at Barton Funeral Home. Pallbearers included her grandsons.


Sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.BartonFuneralHome.net


R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Linda Mae Harris.

James Huffman

James Louis Huffman, age 72, of Nettleton, Miss., passed away on Jan. 1, 2021 at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, Miss.


James was born on Dec. 28, 1948 in West Point, Miss., son of the late Louis and Mattie Katherine Allen Huffman. He was a member of Cason Baptist Church, Nettleton, Miss., and worked as a truck driver with Royal Trucking Company for over 25 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army. 


In addition to his parents, James was also preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Newman.


James is survived by: his daughter, Jamie Fore of Rome; brothers, Douglas Huffman, Dewayne Huffman, and Barry Huffman; sister, Jeanne Jones; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


A Celebration of the Life of James will be conducted on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Brian Fike officiating. Interment will follow in Chandler Cemetery.


The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 from 12 p.m. until the funeral hour at 1 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home.


Due to the ongoing national health crisis, face coverings must be properly worn by all those who plan to attend. Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times while attending the service.


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


Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of James Louis Huffman.

Helen Jones

Mrs. Helen H. Jones, age 76, of Adairsville, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at her residence.


She was born in Rome on Feb. 3, 1944, daughter of the late Charlie Hazelwood and Mattie Inez Smith Hazelwood. Mrs. Jones was a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church. She retired as vice president from First Federal Savings and Loan after 30 years of service. She was on the board of directors and also a member of BPW, Business of Professional Women’s Club. Upon retiring she was an avid reader, loved flowers, and watching her favorite shows. 


Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Debra Dabbs, Marie Millsap, Mable Quarles, Syble Chamlee, and Evelyn Towe; and brother, C. D. Hazelwood.


Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, Luke Jones; daughters, Brooke Mascia and fiancé, Chris Wheeler and Farrah Worsham; grandchildren, Garrett Worsham, Kylie Mascia, and Laurie Worsham; sister, Jeroane Mathis, many beloved nieces and nephews, and her loyal four legged companion, Gizmo “momo”.


Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Barton Funeral Home with Rev. Stacey Nicholson officiating. Interment followed in Dry Creek Cemetery, Adairsville. The family received friends Monday from 12 – 2 p.m. at Barton Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers included Terry Chamlee, Clark Millsap, Carey Millsap, Craig Millsap, Steve Quarles, Ronnie Towe, Ricky Towe, and Bobby Hazelwood.


Sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at www.BartonFuneralHome.net


R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, will be in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Helen Hazelwood Jones.

Claude ‘Pork Chop’ Medley

Claude “Pork Chop” Medley, 57, of Calhoun, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. He was born on Feb. 26, 1963 to the late Edward and Margie Medley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Angela Medley.


Pork Chop is survived by his family and friends.


To honor his wishes he was cremated. Extended family and friends will gather for a memorial service at a later date.


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Claude “Pork Chop” Medley.

Ross Neal

Ross Neal, age 71, of Calhoun, passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at AdventHealth Gordon.


Ross was born on Nov. 7, 1949 in Gordon County, son of the late Ernest W. Neal and Ivaline Manning Neal. He was a lifetime resident of Gordon County and was a member of Calhoun First Baptist Church.

Ross was a veteran of the United States Army.


Ross is survived by: his son, Joey Neal; two daughters, Nikki Neal and Alison Neal Dempsey; two brothers, Ernie Neal and Phil Neal; and four grandchildren, Kaylie Neal, Paisley Lance, Avelyn Lance, and Ian Lance.


A celebration of the life of Ross will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Dr. Bert Vaughn officiating.


Due to the ongoing national health crisis, face coverings must be properly worn by all those who plan to attend. Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times while attending the service.


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


Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Ross Neal.

Herbert ‘Fat Rabbit’ Owens

Herbert Lamar “Fat Rabbit” Owens, age 89, of Calhoun, passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at AdventHealth Gordon.


Herbert was born on Feb. 9, 1931 in Gordon County, son of the late Hub Owens and Emma Greeson Owens. In addition to his parents, Herbert was also preceded in death by: his wife, Carolyn Bussey Owens; two sons, Chuck Owens and Jimmy Owens; grandson, Andrew Owens; sister, Vivian Owens Sheehan; and son-in-law, Bailey Oliver. 


Herbert was a lifetime resident of Gordon County and prior to his retirement worked as an electrician. Herbert was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of the American Legion Post 47, where he was a Past Commander.


Herbert is survived by: his daughter, Gail Owens Oliver; three grandchildren, Maxwell Oliver and his wife Lorrie, Michael Owens and his wife Shawnett, and Stacey Anderson; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.


A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Bennett Cemetery with Reverend Walter Printup officiating.


Due to the ongoing national health crisis, face coverings must be properly worn by all those who plan to attend. Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times while attending the service.


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


Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Herbert Lamar “Fat Rabbit” Owens.

Arthur Parker

Mr. Arthur Joe Parker, age 73, of Resaca, departed this life Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at home. He was born Feb. 19, 1947 in Jasper. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva Parker; wife, Elise Johnson Parker; daughter, Carolyn Spears; grandson, Terry Eugene Parker.


He is survived by his son, Sam Swim of Dalton; daughters, Carolyn Spears, Rena Hall, Sherry Swim, Debbie Swim all of Dalton; brother, William Parker; thirteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren.


Service to celebrate the life of Mr. Arthur Joe Parker will be held Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at 11 a.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel. Interment will follow in the Ponders Colonial Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday. 


Due to the National health crisis and the Covid-19 virus, masks must be worn properly at all times and social distancing must be observed when visiting the funeral home.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.


Arrangements will be announced by, Ponders Melrose Chapel 138 Melrose Drive Dalton, GA 30721, 706-226-4002


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Teresa Quary

Teresa Leigh Quary, 54, of Calhoun, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. She was born on Oct. 11, 1966 in Fulton County to the late Delmar Lorvan Haynes and Mary Joyce Larid Haynes.


She is survived by her children, Joshua Ray Hibbert and Kayla Michelle Watkins; brother, Johnathan Dale Haynes; other survivors include, Martha Kelley, Al Kelley, and Peggy Laird.


To honor her wishes her body was cremated and the family will have a memorial service at Griffin First Assembly 2000 West McIntosh Road Griffin, GA 30223 on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour of 2 p.m. 


In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.


To leave condolences and sign the online guest book please go to, www.maxbrannonandsons.com


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Teresa Leigh Ouary.

Toney Schrivner

Toney Schrivner, 96, of the Fairmount Community died at her daughter’s home on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. She was born in Whitfield County. She was preceded in death by her parents and her children: David Bennett, Judy Kilbey, Lee Ledford, Larry Ledford, Loretta Ledford, and Jackie Ledford. 


Toney was a longtime member of Evangelistic Outreach Ministries.


She is survived by her children, Jesse Bennett, Dean Masters, Benny Bennett, Delmar Ledford, Faye Wood, Brenda Skinner, Lucy Cook, and Ronnie Ledford; 149 total grandchildren including 80 grandchildren, eighty four great-grandchildren, and twenty-five great-great-grandchildren.


The family received friends at Evangelistic Outreach Ministries on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 from 1 - 3 p.m. The funeral service followed the visitation at Evangelistic Outreach Ministries on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial followed in the family plot at Old Sugar Valley Methodist Church Cemetery. Pastor Mark Kirby and Pastor Barry Bennett officiated.


The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Toney Schrivner.

Stanley Silvey

Mr. Stanley E. Silvey, age 74, of Calhoun, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at his residence.


He was born in Georgia on Aug. 29, 1946, son of the late Buster T. Silvey and Beatrice Trout Silvey. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He retired as architect from Lockwood Green in Marietta. Stanley loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter Briana. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs, and Atlanta Falcons. He also liked the outdoors, hunting and fishing.


Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Brett and Ashley Silvey and Stanton Silvey; and granddaughter, Briana Silvey.


A celebration of Stanley’s Life will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at 2 p.m. at New Town Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Hare. The family will have visitation from 12 – 2 p.m. at the church.


Family and friends attending services will be required to wear face mask and observe social distancing.


R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mr. Stanley E. Silvey.

Delmer Stone

Delmer Stone, age 80, of the Ranger Community died at 11:05 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at his residence.


Delmer was born in Pickens County on March 1, 1940, a son of the late Luke and Nellie Stone. Also, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Mullinax Stone in July 2017; brothers Elmer, Gene, Verlon, Terry Stone; and a sister, Faye Brooks. Delmer lived most of his life in Gordon County and was a retired fuel manager for Carpet Transport Inc (CTI). He was a member of the Miracle Temple Church.


Delmer is survived by two sons, Bobby and David Stone of Ranger; two daughters, Patricia Smith and Charlsie Damon of Ranger; one brother, Troy Stone and one sister, Gladys Stone; six grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.


Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Michael Stone officiating. Burial was in the Miracle Temple Cemetery. The family received friends on Monday, Jan. 11 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Great grandsons served as pallbearers.


Due to the ongoing national health crisis, face coverings must be properly worn by all those who plan to attend. Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times while attending the service.


Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Delmer Stone.

Lori Wade

Lori Beth Wade, age 31, of Calhoun, passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at her residence.


Lori was born on March 7, 1989 in Gordon County, daughter of Kenneth Wade and the late Mary Elizabeth Wright Carroll. She was a lifetime resident of Gordon County and a member of Calhoun First United Methodist Church. Lori was a happy, outgoing, caring, and loving individual. She enjoyed being an aunt to her nieces and nephews.


Lori is survived by: her father, Kenneth Wade of Calhoun; brother, Timothy DeWayne Lee Wright of Mississippi; sister, LeShea Burchett of Calhoun; and nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 from 2 – 5 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home.


A celebration of the life of Lori will be held at a later date.


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


Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Lori Beth Wade.