Area Obituaries

Oliver, Hazel Louise (LaFayette)

Hazel Louise Oliver, 92, of LaFayette, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019. She was a member of Cooper Heights Church of God. Hazel enjoyed working in her flowers and won the Yard of the Month Community Prize Award several times. She was preceded in death by her sons, Bruce W. Oliver and Dennis T. Oliver; parents, William Couey and Jessie Mae Dimsdale Couey; three brothers; two sisters; and former husband, Roy Clyde Oliver. ... (click for more)

Johnson, Luther Paul (Dalton)

Luther Paul Johnson, age 91, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Friday, November 15, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends. Paul was born Dec. 18, 1927 in Marion County, Al., a son of the late William Claude and Beulah Viola Nancy Green Johnson. He was also preceded in death by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene and Claude Page, Bessie and Cecil Brewer, Fannie and Pete Prater and Lucille Stafford; and ... (click for more)


Herron, Charles Edward (Dalton)

Charles Edward Herron, 80, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Friday evening, November 15, 2019 in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loving and devoted wife and family. Mr. Herron was a retired 20 year active service member with the United States Air Force. Charles was born April 4, 1939 in Copperhill, Tn., the son of the late Roy L. Herron and Ella Waldon Herron. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane ... (click for more)

Gray, Austin Lee (Trenton)

Austin Lee Gray, 22, of Trenton, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Austin loved God, his family and loved life. He couldn’t wait to hold his new son, who is due in March. He was a jack of all trades and worked for Gray Construction. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Denny Gray. Survivors include his wife, Ashley Gray; sons, Logan Holcombe and Abel Lee Gray; father, Kenny (Amanda) Gray; mother, Rhonda (Danny ... (click for more)


Schmelzer, Eric Romuel (Flinstone)

Eric Romuel Schmelzer, 53, of Flintstone, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 15, 2019. Born and raised in the Dearborn area of Michigan, Eric moved to Chattanooga where he started a new journey and brought his two sons into the world. He later moved to Georgia, where he lived the remainder of his life with his two sons as his focus. He was preceded in death by his father, Nickolas Schmelzer, of Michigan. Survivors include ... (click for more)

Holcomb, William "Bill" (Benton)

William “Bill” Holcomb, 75, of Benton, as of November 16, 2019, is now pain free, resting in the loving arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ. Bill was a member of Kinser Church of God and loved hunting, fishing and spending time in the beautiful mountains of Polk County. He was a truck driver for the Bradley Farmers CO-OP for many years. Bill loved spending time with his family and reading his Bible. He will be missed by all who knew him. ... (click for more)



Lewis, Vernon H. "Corky" (Benton)

Cobb, Mary Hughes (Dalton)

Burse, James (LaFayette)


Vernon H. “Corky” Lewis, 82, of Benton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Corky retired from the United States Air Force after ... (click for more)

Mary Hughes Cobb, age 89, of Dalton, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Personal Care Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Thomas Cobb. Survivors ... (click for more)

James Burse, age 84, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. Arrangements and survivors will be announced at a later date, Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia. (click for more)


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