Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

(ROANOKE) Wyatt Edward Staples III, 67, of Oak Crest Drive, Roanoke, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, 2019, at Tanner Medical Center East Alabama in Wedowee.

(WEDOWEE) Graveside services for Frances Cantrell, 83, of Wedowee will be Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Highway Congregational Methodist Cemetery in Roanoke with Bro. Michael Waldrep officiating.

Vera Marion Hendrix McEwen, 89, died Oct. 9, 2019, at Tanner Medical Center following a brief illness.

(WOODLAND) The funeral for Terry Wayne Puckett, 66, of Woodland, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Billy Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in a family plot.

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(WEDOWEE) Graveside services for Bobby James Crumbley, 83, of Wedowee will be Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. CDT at Welcome United Methodist Church Cemetery in Roopville, Ga.

(WEDOWEE) Memorial services for Ray Garrison Sudduth Jr., 50, of Wedowee will be Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Jimmy Hawthorne officiating.

(ROANOKE) Reba Breed Gambrell, 71, of Roanoke died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at LaFayette Nursing Home.

(ROANOKE) The funeral for Penny Lynn Pool, 68, of Roanoke will be Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Roanoke with the Rev. Scott Hannah officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery.

(WADLEY) The funeral for Edward Melton, 74, of Wadley was Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Community Church with the Rev. Mike Hanners and Rev. Jimmy Brand officiating. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.

(MORRISON'S CROSSROADS) The funeral for Byrd Stewart, 103, of Morrison's Crossroads will be Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Halsey officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

(ATHENS, Ala.) Helen R. Traylor, 81, of Athens, formerly of Randolph County, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at her residence after a well-fought battle with an extended illness.

(ROANOKE) The Rev. Alfred Hill Sr., 92, of Border Street, Roanoke, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at his daughter's residence in the Welch community.

(LaGRANGE, Ga.) Minister Samuel Roger Jones Sr., 86, of LaGrange, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at West Georgia Medical Center.

(GRAHAM) John Thomas Sprayberry, 62, of Graham died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at his residence.

(DAWSONVILLE, Ga.) On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, Mary Ann Mavis, 89, formerly of Roanoke, died at North Georgia Assisted Living in Dawsonville.

(HEFLIN) The funeral for Mertis Houston Baker was Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at noon at Oak Grove Worship Center, Newell, with Rev. Frederick Brown Sr. officiating. Interment followed in Flint Hill Church Cemetery.

(WEDOWEE) The funeral for Armando Velasquez Diaz, 48, of Wedowee, formerly of Guatemala, will be Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wedowee.

(WOODLAND) The funeral for Joel Wallace Blackmon, 73, of Woodland will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Anthony Caldwell officiating.

(VALLEY) Laverne B. Pike, 94, of Valley died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at her residence.

(CARROLLTON, Ga.) Gladys Jean Cook died Friday evening, Sept. 20, 2019, at Avalon Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Newnan, Ga., following an extended illness.

(HEFLIN) The funeral for Lisa Diana Pettit, 45, of Heflin will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Pike and the Rev. Shane Leggett officiating. Burial will follow at Open Door Baptist Church Cemetery in Delta.

(ROANOKE) A celebration of life for Bishop Charlie Louis Wilkes will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Deliverance Temple Church of the Living God with Pastor Michael Goss and Apostle Fred Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Skyview Memorial Gardens at Welch.

(ASHLAND) Graveside services for Ann Amason Nappier, 76, of Ashland will be Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Clay County Memory Gardens with Bro. Wally Rezendes and the Rev. David Holcombe officiating.

(LaFAYETTE) James "Jack" Hardnett, 40, of LaFayette died Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.

(TALLADEGA) The funeral for Bobbie Marie Clifton, 83, of Talladega will be Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Home in Ashland with the Rev. Tony Thornburg officiating. Burial will follow in Ashland City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:30 p.m. u…

(ROANOKE) The funeral for Gratho Conn, 75, of Roanoke will be Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Keith Benefield officiating. Burial will follow at Taylor's Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery.

(HEFLIN) The funeral for Matthew Tyler Ayres, 26, of Heflin will be Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Waldrop and Cliff Mize officiating. Burial will follow at Pinetucky Baptist Cemetery.

(HUNTSVILLE, Texas) Fred Nolan Mote died Sept. 12, 2019, at his home in Huntsville, Texas.

(ASHLAND) The funeral for Nancy Seymour Spears, 76, of Ashland was Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville with Bro. Jimmy Pruitt officiating. Burial followed in Potash Church of God Cemetery in Roanoke.

(FRANKLIN, Ga.) Tammy R. Davis, 62, of Franklin, Ga., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.

(WOODLAND) Mildred Jewell Heath Riley, 81, of Woodland died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at her residence.

(CALHOUN, Ga.) Doris Brewer Daniel, 81, of Calhoun, Ga., died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Etowah Landing Care and Rehabilitation of Rome, Ga.

A celebration of life for Donald W. Houston will be Saturday, Sept. 2019, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Wadley, with Pastor Marian Royston officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) A celebration of life service for John Morgan Hester Jr., 65, of Phoenix, Ariz., will be Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. at East Vernon Baptist Church in LaGrange, Ga., with the Rev. Bernie Pasley officiating.

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) A celebration of life service for John Morgan Hester Jr., 65, of Phoenix, Ariz., will be Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. at East Vernon Baptist Church in LaGrange, Ga., with the Rev. Bernie Pasley officiating.

(WADLEY) The funeral for James Edward Barrett Jr., 65, of Wadley will be Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Brewer and the Rev. Keith Benefield officiating. Burial will follow at Rock Springs Christian Church Cemetery, Roanoke.

(BIRMINGHAM) Francis Ann Heard, 72, of Birmingham, formerly of Five Points, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at her home.

(SWANSEA, S.C.) Carey James "C.J." Brown, 84, of Swansea, S.C., died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.

(ROANOKE) The funeral for William Donald "Donnie" Perry, 76, of Roanoke will be Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Corinth Christian Church with the Rev. Ricky Cummings and the Rev. Tim Whaley officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

(NEWELL) The funeral for Chester Wortham, 81, of Newell will be Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. at Iduma Congregational Methodist Church, Wedowee, with the Rev. Billy East and the Rev. Jonathan Hannah officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

(FIVE POINTS) The funeral for Bobby Gene Laster, 79, of Five Points will be Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Claude Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

(ROANOKE) The funeral for Mary Jane Conyers, 97, of Roanoke will be Tuesday, Sept, 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in the Clacksville community with the Rev. Rickey Cannon and Blythe Gottleib officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

(MORRISON'S CROSSROADS) The funeral for Fairy Morrison Stewart, 101, of Morrison's Crossroads will be Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Halsey officiating. A private family graveside service will be held in the adjoining cemetery.

(BOWDON, Ga.) Kevin Phillip Crawford of Bowdon, Ga., died Sept. 6, 2019. He was 56.

(CARROLLTON, Ga.) Bonnie Lou Parmer, 79, of Carrollton, Ga., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her family.

(WEST POINT, Ga.) John Winston "Winfred" Strong, 92, of West Point, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at his residence.

(LaGRANGE, Ga.) Barbara Ann Shaw of LaGrange, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at the Florence Hand Home.

(ROANOKE) Barbara Mitchell McDow has been making lives a little brighter for over 74 years. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, she peacefully passed away in her sleep and left the world a much better place for having her in it.

(ROANOKE) The funeral for Mary Jean McElhatten, 79, of Roanoke, formerly of Jasper, Ga., will be Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at noon at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Bro. Lee Parrish officiating. Burial will follow at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.

(ROANOKE) Graveside services for Janice Marie Clark, 51, of Roanoke will be Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Rock Springs Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Benefield officiating.

(WOODLAND) The funeral for Glenda Marie Roberts, 55, of Woodland will be Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon-2 p.m. before services begin.