WHITFIELD COUNTY, GEORGIA OBITS



SCOTT , Tom M. | SHIELDS , Laura Ethel Powell| SHIRLEY , Margaret Ellen Ellis | SMITH , James M. | SOUTHER , Clarence H. | STANLEY , Edna S. Baker | STARKS , Joe Wallace | STARKS , Josie Hannah Ogle | STARKS , Pearl Peden | STARKS , Verna Cole | STARKS , William Pinkney | STONE, Felton | STREETER, Richard Wesley | SUTTON , Lewis |


Tom M. SCOTT, 65, died November 18, 1940 at Rocky Face, GA. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Keener Scott; sons, Grady of Dalton, Lee of Rocky Face, Olan and John of Toledo, OH; daughters, Mrs. Alice Welch of Ramhurst, Misses Estelle and Evana Scott, Mrs. E. L. Wood, Mrs. W. L. Wood of Rocky Face, Mrs. E. A. Duvall of Dalton; brothers, J. B. Scott of Chatsworth, A. A. Scott of Dalton; sisters, Mrs. H. A. Woodring of Ellijay, Mrs. W. S. Allen of Dalton, Mrs. James Abernathy of Canton; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Free Hope Baptist Church in Murray County. Interment was in Eton Cemetery with Kenemer Brothers Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.


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Laura Ethel Powell SHIELDS, 72, died February 15, 1968 in Dalton, GA. Survivors include her husband, Conley Shields; daughter, Ruby Shields; nieces; nephews; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Maggie Hinkle Powell and Mrs. Jimmie Caylor Powell. Funeral services were held February 17, 1968 in the chapel of Stroup Funeral Home. Interment was in the Varnell Cemetery. Stroup Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Obituary submitted by Denise Murphy

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Margaret Ellen Ellis SHIRLEY, 63, of Tucker, GA. died December 16, 2001. Margaret was the daughter of Homer Desmond "Des" Ellis and Edna Imogene "Gene" Green Ellis. She was born in Dalton, GA. on November 18, 1938 and was a 1956 Graduate of Dalton High School. Her BS and MS in Psychology were awarded from Georgia State University. Margaret retired in May 2001 as counselor at Agnes Scott College in Decatur. She is survived by her husband, John and daughter, Jan of Tucker; brother, Don, formerly of Dalton and sister, Lynda of Mableton, GA.; Nieces & Nephews, Paula of Decatur, Diane, Denise, and Donna Faye, of Dalton, Keith of Montana, Greg of Tucker and Jeff.
Obituary submitted by
Lynda Ellis Gibbs

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James M. SMITH, died July 12, 1930.
Former Resident Dies At Cohutta Saturday ~ Mr. J. M. Smith, who spent the greater part of his life in Gordon County, GA, near Hill City, died at his home near Cohutta, GA Saturday. He is survived by his wife and four sons, W. A. of Rome; D. E. of Cleveland; John of Rome, and Tom of Cohutta; one daughter, Mrs. V. D. Mitchell of Dalton. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church at Hill City Sunday afternoon at 3 ’o’clock, Rev. B. Bridges officiating. The body was laid to rest in the local cementery with the Kenemer Brothers Funeral Home in charge. - - - END OF ARTICLE Calhoun Times, Gordon County, Calhoun, GA, July 17, 1930
Additional notes about James M. Smith listed in this article. This James M. Smith was the son of Elias Smith [born 1813 in SC] & Rachel McBee and the grandson of John Smith and Susana Tatum. James M. Smith’s wife was Margaret Bray. She is buried at his side in the Hill City Baptist Church cemetery. His sons listed in the article: “W. A”. Smith is William A. Smith; “D. E.” Smith is David Elias Smith born Sept. 26, 1885 in Hill City GA.; “John” is John H. Smith born February 1892 in Hill City Georgia.; Mrs. V. D. Mitchell is Sallie L. Smith born November 1889 in Hill City Georgia.; Hill City is near the city of Resaca in Gordon County, GA. Cohutta is in Whitfeld County, GA some 30 minutes from Hill City, GA.
Obituary submitted by
S. David Smith

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Clarence H. SOUTHER, 86, of Whitfield County, Dalton, GA, passed away November 14, 2003, in Chattanooga, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucius and Mary Richardson Souther; one sister, Ruth Souther; brother, Dennis Souther. Survivors include his wife; children; grandchildren; sister; brother; nieces and nephews. The funeral was held November 16, 2003 at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home. Burial was in Whitfield Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, 2801 Cleveland Road, Dalton, GA.
Obituary submitted by
Gladys Diffee

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Edna S. Baker STANLEY, 60, of Whitfield County, Dalton, GA, died May 19, 2000 in Hamilton County, Chattanooga, TN. Mrs. Stanley was born May 15, 1940, in Walker County, GA, the daughter of the late Noah and Ethel Baker. Survivors include husband; daughter; son; daughter-in-law; grandchildren; sister; aunts; uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held May 21, 2000 from the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home. Interment was in Whitfield Memorial Garden. Ponders Funeral Home of Dalton, GA was in charge of the arrangements.
Obituary submitted by Gladys Diffee

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Joe Wallace STARKS, 70, died in Dalton, GA. He is survived by his wife; two sons; three daughters; brother; five sisters; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held from the chapel of Kenemer Brothers Funeral Home. Interment was in Concord Cemetery. Kenemer Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Obituary submitted by
Gladys Diffee

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Josie Hannah Ogle STARKS, 92, died January 25, 2000. Survivors include three sons; daughter; sister; three brothers; two stepdaughters; 19 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 21 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 27, 2000 at Wallis Stewart Funeral Home. Burial was in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Obituary submitted by
Gladys Diffee

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Pearl Peden STARKS, 76, of Lake Wales, FL., and formerly of Cohutta, GA, died June 5, 1995, in Lakeland, FL. She was born on December 20, 1918, daughter of the late John Calvin and Cora Ridley Peden. Survivors include two daughters; two sons; sister; 10 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services were held June 9, 1995 from the chapel of Kenemer Brothers Funeral Home. Burial was in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements were by Kenemer Brothers Funeral Home.
Obituary submitted by
Gladys Diffee

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Verna Cole STARKS, 92, of Ellijay, GA, died February 4, 1992, in Whitfield County, Dalton, GA. Mrs. Starks was born November 11, 1899, in Gilmer County, GA, the daughter of A. J. and Rebecca Tatum Cole. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Starks. She is survived by a daughter; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 5, 1992 at the New Hope Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of the Bernhardt Funeral Home.
Obituary submitted by
Gladys Diffee

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William Pinkney STARKS, 89, died March 1957. He is survived by five daughters; four sons; one half-brother; one half-sister; one stepson; 37 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held from Hopewell Baptist Church, at Cohutta, GA. Burial was in the Concord Cemetery with Kenemer Brothers Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Obituary submitted by
Gladys Diffee

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Felton STONE, died at his home June 4, 1931. Funeral services for Mr. Felton Stone were held from Crown View Church Wednesday, by Rev. Welch. Interment was in West Hill Cemetery. Mr. Stone’s death occurred at his Atlanta home Monday, following a short illness. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Rtta Stone and following children, A. D. Stone, Bobbie Stone, R. L. Stone, all of Atlanta, Mrs. Alma Boalch of Rome, Henry Stone of the U. S. service, and the following brothers, J. O. Stone, Lon Stone, Sam Stone all of Dalton, Walter Stone, and Finn Stone both of Atlanta.
Obituary submitted by
Lolly Stone

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Richard Wesley STREETER, 63, of Cohutta, GA died March 29, 2002, in Dalton, GA. He was born May 31, 1938, in Battle Creek, MI. Mr. Streeter was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Jean Frazier; and his father, Richard W. Streeter Sr. Funeral services were April 1, 2002 in the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with the Rev. William O. Walker officiating. Burial was in Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN. Arrangements by Ponders Funeral Home of Dalton, GA.


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Lewis SUTTON, 63, died at his home near Cohutta on November 6, 1940. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Sutton; sons, Grady, Otha and Alvin Sutton; daughters, Mrs. Nola Black, Mrs. Ota Burnette, Mrs. Ida Ogle, Misses Ovilee and Bessie Sutton; brother, Billie Sutton; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Nalin, Mrs. Sallie Valitan, Mrs. Betty Jenkins. Funeral services were held Novermber 7, 1940 at Hopewell Baptist Church. Interment was in Hopewell Cemetery with Kenemer Brothers Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.


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