Obituaries 5-22-2020

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Mrs. Donna Vivian Odneal Scott

Mrs. Donna Vivian Odneal Scott, of LaGrange, passed away on May 15, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Scott was born on May 20, 1942 in Amarillo, Texas to the late A.T. and Nadine Odneal. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jowetta Himes and an infant daughter. Survivors include her husband, Daniel O. Scott; children and their spouses; James Ford Vancamp, Jr., Henry Lee Vancamp, Terry Dean Vancamp and William Eugene Vancamp; numerous grandchildren, extended family and friends. Due to the COVID19 restrictions, a memorial service will be planned at a later date.


Miss Carol Cross

Miss Carol Cross, 66, of Grantville, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020, at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center.  Carol was born October 11, 1953, in Newnan, daughter of the late Charles Franklin Cross and Gladys Cole Cross. A lifelong resident of Coweta County, she was a graduate of Newnan High School and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Grantville, now Change Church. Carol had also been an active member of the Grantville Senior Center.  She is survived by an aunt, Rachel Taylor of Annandale, VA; and several cousins, including Sam Cole and his wife Darlene, of Grantville.  A memorial service at Change Church in Grantville will be planned when the current health crisis subsides.

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Betty Elizabeth McKeen

Mrs. Betty Elizabeth McKeen, 86, of LaGrange, GA went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 18, 2020  .Mrs. McKeen was born March 24, 1934 in LaGrange to the late Glenn Posey Johnston and Ruby Pike Johnston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Johnston; sister, Peggy Pruitt and her special Aunt, Zelma Carrington.  Betty was a devout member of Faith Baptist Church where she was actively involved and former Jaycette member. She deeply loved her family and her friends and enjoyed taking care of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her passions included singing in the church choir and gardening.  She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Garvis G. McKeen Sr. children, Lamar (Dorothy) McKeen, Garvis G. McKeen Jr., Becky McKeen (Mark Nelms); grandchildren, Dee Kelley (Glenn Cunningham), Jonathan Purcell, Dennis (Katie) McKeen, Molly McKeen; great-grandchildren, Kaylen, (J.T., Bryson) Uran and McKenzie Kelley; sisters, Faye Raye and Barbara Riggs; brothers, Glenn Joel Johnston and Dan JohnstA private Graveside service will be held Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Shadowlawn Cemetery with a Celebration of Life Service held at a later date. Anyone wishing to view Mrs. McKeen may do so on Wednesday, May 20 between the hours of 9AM and 5PM.  Flowers are accepted and those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

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James Cameron

Mr. James Cameron was born December 31, 1938 in Troup County, Georgia to the late Mr. Otis “Buck” Cameron, Sr. and Mrs. Viola Atcherson Cameron.  Throughout the year, he was affiliated with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He offered continued support in many ways.  James was employed by Holiday Construction as a Truck Driver, until he retired after forty years of service.  He was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of his life Shondra Cameron on June 11, 2001; after they were a loving couple for sixteen years.  On Friday, May 15, 2020; he peacefully departed this life at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, LaGrange, Georgia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmothers: Mrs. Susie Atcherson and Mrs. Maggie Cofield; two brother: Otis Cameron, Sr. and Charlie Will Cameron, Sr.; one sister, Annie Sue Cameron Smith.  He leaves to cherish his memories a very devoted wife, Shondra Cameron; two sons: Walter (Pastor Iris) Lovelace and Terrance Reed, all of LaGrange, GA; three stepdaughters: Daphen Bonner, LaTasha (Tony) Perkins, LaGrange, GA; Jessie Mae Kelly, Huntsville, AL; one stepson, Albert (Kim) Delaney, LaGrange, GA; two special grandchildren that he reared as his own children, Tez Delaney and Kentavious Owens; eighteen grandchildren: TiCory Reed, Tavarrious Reed, Denada Bonner, Kiara Session, Trez Delaney, Keshun Hudson, Alayvia Delaney, Ny’Lexus Hudson, Myeisha Middlebrooks, Tyeisha Middlebrooks, Kentavious Owens, Shaquone Perkins, Jr., Ni’Asia Delaney, Aada Delaney, Cynthia Kelly, Rasheeda Macon, Shevon Phillips, Avery Young; six great grandchildren; four brothers: Joe (Shirley) Cameron, Ray (Peggy) Cameron, all of LaGrange, GA; Roy (Eve) Cameron, Jacksonville, FL; Johnnie Cameron, Franklin, GA; two sisters: Leona C. Webb and Viola (Robert) Ramey; LaGrange, GA: two sisters-in-law, Carean (Ralph) Bankston, Decatur, GA; and Nadine Maddox (Jimmy Ferrell); two brothers-in-law, Carlos Spence and Thadeus Flournoy, both of LaGrange, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.  “Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:1-2

Graveside Services will be held Friday, May 22, 2020 2:00 PM Pleasant Grove Baptist Church  524 Pyne Road  LaGrange, GA 30240

Leon Dudley

Mr. Leon Dudley was born to the late George Dudley, Jr. and Leola Estes Dudley on April 17, 1951 in LaGrange, Georgia.  After spending part of his youth growing up in St. Louis, MO, Leon moved back to Georgia with his parents where; he later graduated from the last class of East Depot High School (LaGrange, GA) in 1970. He excelled in both baseball and football during his high school days which led to him to be drafted by the Montreal Expos Baseball Club Throughout his working years, Leon served as a police officer for the LaGrange Police Department, but most notably as a truck driver. He also loved fishing, riding his motorcycle and traveling.  Leon faithfully served as a Deacon at Sardis Baptist Church in LaGrange, Georgia; until his declining health no longer allowed him to serve.  He departed life at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center on Saturday May 16, 2020.  Leon leaves to cherish his memories a very loving and dedicated wife of almost forty-six years, Shirley Flowers Dudley; sons: Leon Romano (Kristen) and Anthony Dudley; grandchildren: Mikayla, Leah, Ava and Leon Alexander Dudley; a very special cousin, Truman (Debra) Estes (whom was more like a brother); sisters-in-law: Chris (Willie) Bray, Jenevia Cameron, Teresa Bray; brothers-in-law: Charles (Cheryl) Flowers, Timothy Flowers, Tony Bray, Vanzie (Tina) Bray, David (Sonja) Bray and a host of relatives and friends.  “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have Kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all of them also that love his appearing…”       2 Timothy 6-8

Graveside Service was held Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:00 AM Southview Cemetery  Hamilton Road LaGrange, Georgia 30240

Rev. Frank Carlton Ligon

Reverend Frank Carlton Ligon was born on July 10, 1947 to the late Nolan Ligon and Carsell Dowell Ligon in Troup County, Georgia.  At an early age, “Bruh”, as he was affectionally known, joined the Thankful Baptist Church, Cannonville, in LaGrange, Georgia; where he served at one time on the Bank Committee. Frank was called to serve the Lord at a young age. He answered that call later in life under the leadership of Rev. G. A. Black when he received his Ministry License in 1983. He was later ordained by Rev. C.A. Black in 2006.  A 1965 graduate of Ethel Kight High School, Frank was an all-star athlete. He graduated and lived his life by his senior quote “Some of us miss opportunity because we are broadcasting when we should be tuning in,” which still rings true today.  He joined the United States Army after graduating from high school, and was a Corporal in the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers Division. He then received the National Defense Service Medal; Expert Badge with Rifle Bar; and Parachutist Badge before receiving an Honorable Discharge on February 17, 1972.  Frank was employed by Derring Milliken/Callaway Mill Division. He was also an Entrepreneur, for many years he was part owner of Main Street Shell Gas Station; and owned his own trucking and trucking logistic business.  Frank fathered and reared seven wonderful children: Cecelia, Arie, Sophia, Jaketa, Tomeka, Whitney, and Andrew.  He loved the Lord and always proclaimed His Presence and Glory, and never let us ever forget that Jesus is a Rock in a weary land, and shelter in the time of a storm.

On Friday, May 8, 2020, he was called Home to be with his Heavenly Father. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers: Nolan Ligon, Jr. and John Lee Ligon.  He leaves to cherish his memories:  With the union of Pat Ligon Kight, five daughters: Cecelia Ligon-Adams, Arie Ligon, LaGrange, GA; Sophia Ligon, Ellenwood, GA; Jaketa (Colby) Hardnett, West Point, GA; Tomeka Ligon, LaGrange, GA  With the union of Patricia Jenkins, one daughter, Whitney Ligon, Pine Mountain, GA;  With the union of Latanja Ligon, one son, Andrew Ligon, LaGrange, GA; one brother, Morris Ligon, Whitesville, GA; three sisters: Mary (Johnny) Long, Woodbury, GA, Diane (Willie) Knight, LaGrange, GA; Oscilla Ligon, LaGrange, GA; eight grandchildren: Dantriez, Titiana, Antonio, Nicholos, Jordan, Katelyn, Zion, and Jeremiah; four great-grandchildren: Landon, London, MaKenzlee, and Kaison; a special cousin, Bubba Gates; best friend, Mike Thompson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.   Rev. Ligon was available for viewing on Friday from 6:00-7:00 in the Chapel of Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home.  The Celebration of His Life and Legacy was Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Troup, Cemetery. Pastor Greg Civers and Rev. C. A. Black officiated.