Obits — August 25, 2019


Cassandra Koone

Cassandra Paulette Koone, age 44, of LaGrange, passed away on August 19, 2019. She was born on March 28, 1975 to the late Henry Koone and Sandra Strain Koone in LaGrange. She will be remembered as a beautiful, strong, independent woman that worked hard and loved her family. She was a firecracker and full of life, always supported her family no matter what. She was willing to help others over herself. Survivors include her son, Colin Cavender; daughter, Brittney Cole (Lee Earnest); sisters, Aleisha Koone, Debbie Harris, Susan Nicholls; grandchildren, Clayton Nelson and newborn twins, Harvey and Henry Earnest; nieces and nephews, Jared Cain, Joshua Harris, Michael Harris, Aliyah Koone; extended family and numerous friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home. Interment followed Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery in Pine Mountain.


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Marsha Seymour Duffy

Mrs. Marsha Seymour Duffy, 68, of LaGrange passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Home. Mrs. Duffy was born May 13, 1951 in New Jersey the daughter of the late Anthony & Igena Gregoria Cocucza. Marsha was the former office manager of Fire Sprink and a loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Survivor include: Her Loving Husband, Mike Duffy, LaGrange, GA, Daughter: Amanda (David) Thornton, Atlanta, GA, three Sons: Sean Duffy, Columbus, GA Patrick Wayne Duffy, Columbus, GA and Jimmie Duffy, Pelion, South Carolina, and two Grandchildren Tyler Duffy and Zachary Duffy. A memorial visitation was held at Clearview Chapel, South Davis Road, Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 2:30 P.M. until the memorial hour of 4:00 P.M. Dr. Charlie Metcalf officiated at the service. Cremation followed the visitation and Service.



Barbara Connally Kaplan

Barbara Connally Kaplan, of 705 Azalea Drive, LaGrange, Georgia, passed away at age 96 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Poplar Creek in LaGrange. She was born in Dunson Hospital at the northwest corner of Church and Haralson streets in LaGrange on Sunday, August 19, 1923 at 11 AM, or as her Mother always proclaimed “as the church bells rang.” She was the daughter of the late Render Pyron and Elizabeth Potter Connally. She was devoted to the furtherance and education of music for 75 years, and after retirement was an active member of the Board of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra and honored with emeritus membership for distinguished service. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was christened 95 years ago on Christmas Sunday. The family extends a heartfelt thanks for the love and support from her many dear friends, both lifelong and recent, and family members whom she so cherished. The memorial service will be at First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 26, 2019, and the family will receive visitors one hour before, at 1:00 PM, in the same location. Interment following the service will be at the family cemetery at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Mount Carmel Road, Alvaton, Meriwether County. Memorial tributes may be made to the Render Pyron and Elizabeth Potter Connally Memorial Fund at Agnes Scott College, or to the Connally-Kaplan Endowment Fund of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra.