Wednesday August 10th – OBITS (7)

Faith S. Lee

Mrs. Faith Smith Lee, age 72, of LaGrange, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016, at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Lee was born December 14, 1943, in West Point, daughter of the late James Melvin Smith and Exir Kate Turner Smith. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from LaGrange College and a Masters degree from the University of West Georgia. She retired from the Troup County School System after serving as an elementary school teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School for 25 years. Mrs. Lee was a member and Elder of Dallas-Dodd Presbyterian Church and was the founder of the Tranquility Group in LaGrange. Survivors include her daughter, Valerie Lee Chambers and her husband, Steve of Grantville;  son, Clifford Ray Lee, Jr. of LaGrange; daughter in-law, Paula Martin Lee of LaGrange; sister, Sandra Ann Smith of Valley, AL; and grandchildren, Nathan M. (Nate) Lee, Jr., Clifford Ray Lee III, and Anna Marie Lee.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Ray Lee; her son, Nathan M. Lee; and brothers, Jimmy Smith and Donald Smith. The family is honoring Mrs. Lee’s wish that no service or visitation be held. Faith was heart-broken over the recent loss of her son, Nathan, and the family takes great comfort knowing that she is now with Jesus and is reunited with Nathan. Those who wish to honor Faith may do so by donating to the Nathan Lee Memorial Fund; % CB&T, 200 N. Greenwood St., LaGrange, GA 30240. Nothing would please Faith more than providing for Nate’s future. Condolences may be expressed at

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Clarence E. Lee

Mr. Clarence Earl Lee, age 79, of LaGrange, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016, at Hospice LaGrange. Mr. Lee was born August 23, 1936, in Morrow, son of the late Nathan Peoples Lee and Evelyn Shirey Lee. A resident of Troup County most of his life, he owned and operated Lee’s Pulpwood for many years. He was known for his love of flea markets and for his ability to have any item that someone might need, especially items related to lawnmowers and small engines. Survivors include his wife, Lois Irwin Rahr Ervin Lee; his son and daughter in-law, Joey and Joann Lee; grandson, J. R. Lee; and brother and sister in-law, Ernest and Brenda Lee, all of LaGrange. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clifford “Ray” Lee; sister, Carolyn Lee Wilkerson Alsabrook; his first wife, Janice Grey Lee Branton; and his second wife, Mary “Jewell” Wilkerson Sanders Lee. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The family does not plan to hold a service at this time. Condolences may be expressed at

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Bill Kenyon

Mr. Bill Kenyon, age 83, of the Corinth Community of Heard County, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Mr. Kenyon was born September 26, 1932, in Sibley, Kansas, son of the late Clifford and Virginia Brown Kenyon. A veteran of service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he retired as a certified millwright from Commonwealth Aluminum Company, and had lived in Corinth since 1987. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the NRA; and, he enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Winnie Kenyon of Corinth; his children, Leanna Nolen of Oregon, Darrell Holbrook and his wife Brenda of Winder, Ricky Holbrook and his wife Kay of Bethlehem, Bradley Kenyon of Idaho, Jeff Holbrook and his wife Debbie of Buford; brother, Irish Kenyon of LaFayette, LA; 20 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his children, Kenneth Holbrook, Dina Luecke and Guy Kenyon; and brother, Harry (Skip) Kenyon. The funeral service was conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6, at the cryptside in Restlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum in LaGrange with military honors. Jeff Holbrook officiated. Condolences may be expressed at

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements.



Lamar Williamson

Mr. Lamar Williamson, age 47, of Hogansville, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Williamson was born December 5, 1968, in LaGrange and was a lifelong resident of Hogansville. He was a graduate of Hogansville High School, was a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, and was the manager of Williamson Auto Parts in Hogansville. He enjoyed fishing and being with his family, and was a member of The Pentecostal Church of LaGrange. Survivors include his wife, Sabrina Williamson; his sons, Will Williamson, Hunter Williamson and Devin Powell; his father, Billy Williamson, all of Hogansville; sister and brother in-law, Carol and Jack Lindley of Oxford, AL; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Hodges Williamson; and his brother, Billy Joe Williamson. The funeral service was conducted at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Dalton Hammock officiated and interment was in Meadoway Gardens Cemetery in LaGrange. Condolences may be expressed at

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Tommie D. Harris

Tommie D. Harris, age 75, of Warm Springs, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at her home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Ms. Harris was born December 19, 1940 in Shreveport, LA, the daughter of the late Betty Chiles Davis and Jackson J. Davis. She had previously worked alongside her late husband as a truck driver for twelve years. She was an animal enthusiast having taken in many stray and injured animals in hope of showing them a better life. She was an avid reader and was a self-taught computer whiz, which was a hobby of hers. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jimmie R. Harris; daughter, Jackie Adams; and son, Keith Adams. Ms. Harris is survived by her son, Tony (Laura) Adams of Jasper, GA; daughters, Wendy (James) Pursley of Warm Springs and Sherri (John) Demeyere of Indian River, MI; grandchildren, Michael Adams and Corey Adams both of Dallas, GA, Kimberly (Brian) Dobbins of Canton, GA, Elizabeth Adams of Jasper, GA, Elicia (Nick) Gordy of Woodbury, Jessi (Kevin) Klebs of Eagle Mountain, UT, Brandi (Chris) Hockett of LaGrange, Stephanie Stone of LaGrange, Kerry (Chris) Cothran of Hogansville; Ariel (Sagel) Hensley of Ft. Bragg, NC, Amber (Dave) Macowski of Cheboygan, MI, and Kristi (Floyd) Hollopeter of Afton, MI; and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Please sign the online guestbook to leave condolences for the family.

Cox Funeral Home of Manchester was in charge of arrangements.



Arthur Eugene “Gene” Smith

Mr. Arthur Eugene “Gene” Smith, of LaGrange, GA passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Hospice of LaGrange. He was born May 9, 1932 in Heard County, Georgia, the son of Arthur Jackson and Annie May Smith. Gene was united in marriage to Marian Bray on December 8, 1951 she preceded him in death in 1999. He is survived by his son, Shelby Eugene Smith, daughters, Kathy French and husband Mark French, Robin Koone and husband Steve Koone, granddaughters, Pat Holcomb, Laura French, Heather Slaughter, grandson, Jeremy Koone, great-granddaughters, Shelby and Whitley Holcomb, great-grandsons, Ridge and Rance Hicks, his brother Tillman Smith, his sister, Joann Geter and Judy Harris, caregiver of his son, Shelby. The family will be gathering at Kathy and Mark French’s house. The family received family and friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange. A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Rev. Anthony Hovey officiated. Interment followed in Ridgeway Methodist Church Cemetery in Heard County Georgia. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Shoal Creek Baptist Building Fund (mail check to Shoal Creek Baptist 1032 Youngs Mill Road, LaGrange, GA) OR Hospice of LaGrange. Please join the family in honoring the life of Mr. Arthur Eugene “Gene” Smith by and posting your tributes and memories. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Arthur E. Smith please visit our Sympathy Store.

Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Robert “Bob” Lynward Thompson

Mr. Robert “Bob” Lynward Thompson, age 76, of LaGrange, GA passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Thompson was born October 5, 1939 in Tallassee, AL, son of the late Lynward Thompson and Austelle Mitchell Thompson. He was a U.S. Army veteran during which time he served in Vietnam. Mr. Thompson was self-employed as a distributor for Flowers Bakery and was employed with Home Depot for many years. He was a super father and husband and enjoyed spending time with his family and was most commonly known by everyone as the “bread man” and “Mr. Bob the lawnmower man”. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Thompson; children, Steven Thompson, Cindy Pherigo, Doug Wachal, Kevin Thompson, Vicki Lowe, and Jerold Wachal; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Nancy McIver and Susy Beale; brother, Ray Thompson; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held 4:00 P.M. Friday, August 12, 2016 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange, GA with Rev. Kory Trinrud and Mr. Ray Thompson officiating. The gathering of family and friends will be on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request contributions be made to West Georgia Hospice, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 in memory of Mr. Robert “Bob” Lynward Thompson. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.