Community Obituaries
Mrs. Era Pridmore

Mrs. Era LeDona Ewing Pridmore, age 84, of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her home on Thursday, July 2, 2015.
Mrs. Pridmore was born in Elyria, Ohio on November 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Icy Startley Ewing and Robert
Ewing.  She was a member of the Tarrant Heights Baptist Church.  Before her retirement Mrs. Pridmore was
employed for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Jefferson County Nursing Home.  The love and care
she offered her patients greatly enhanced their later years.  Anyone who knew her did not have to wait long to find
out her opinion on something.  She was adamant about what she believed was right, and was not afraid to defend
her viewpoint.  Her no nonsense approach to child rearing, and the tremendous work ethic that she lived be fore
them was what developed her children into the fine adults they are today.  Raising six children and a full time job did
not afford her much leisure time, but when she could she loved searching for and buying rare dolls.  The joys of her
life were her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by two daughters: Sherrill and Budd Wright of Franklin, GA and Johnnie Seelbach of Tarrant, AL;
one son, Calvin Pridmore of Snead, AL; two sisters: Linda and Buddy Reid of Trafford, AL and Laura Vinson of
Cleveland, AL; one brother-in-law, Norman Stallings of Cleveland, AL; eleven grandchildren; many great-
grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by two daughters: Carolyn Stallings and Nora Deluna; one son,
Robert Pridmore; one grandson, Chris Seelbach; two sisters, Jenette Stidham and Lavern Hill; and four brothers:
Ellis, Raymond, Calvin, and Pod Ewing.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert Ray Wilson, age 75, longtime resident of the Colonial Guest House in Franklin, GA, passed away July 15,

Mr. Wilson was born May 16, 1940 near Boaz, AL to the late William Ransey Wilson and Myrtle Gladys Smith. Among
his favorite pastimes were listening to music and watching western movies. He was most of all a Christian, and was a
member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. His love for the Lord was expressed through his love of others.
He cherished spending time with family and friends. The most special times came during the holidays. His favorite
time of the year was Christmas. He also loved celebrating birthdays. He had an outgoing personality and loved to
joke with everyone. The relationships he had with his family, as well as the residents and staff of the Colonial Guest
House, brought him great joy. The care shown by the Colonial Guest House staff brought him great comfort in his
final years, for which the family is most grateful.

Funeral services for Mr. Wilson where conducted Saturday July 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Chapel of Tom Stutts &
Son Funeral Home where family and friends shared precious memories and stories they have about Mr. Wilson’s life.
The interment followed at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include: one step-sister, Brenda Roller of Newnan; aunt, Dot Wood of Roswell; a very special aunt and
cousin, Imojean Whitley and Betty Sue Wallace, both of Franklin; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Norris.        

Those who wish may write memorials tributes at

Tom Stutts & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MR. Tommy Yates

Mr. Tommy Ray Yates, age 67 of Franklin, Georgia passed away in Newnan, Georgia, at the Piedmont-Newnan
Hospital on Sunday, July 12, 2014.
Memorial services for Mr. Yates will be conducted on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. from the Stutts Funeral
Home Chapel in Franklin, Georgia with the Reverend Neil Awbrey officiating.  The family will receive guests at the
funeral home on Wednesday evening, July 15, 2015 from 6-8 P.M.
Mr. Yates was born in LaGrange, Georgia on February 25, 1948, the son of the late Marjorie Elizabeth Powell Yates
and Vernon Ray Yates.  He was a Baptist by faith.  After high school, he served honorably during the Vietnam
Conflict in the United States Army.  He was awarded the Purple Heart for his tremendous dedication when he was
injured in battle. He also received the National Defense Service Medal, 1 o/s Bar, Vietnam service Medal w/2 Bronze
Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device 1960, Sharpshooter (M-14), Expert (M-60), and the Vietnam Cross of
Gallantry w/Palm Leaf.  He was a member of the Masons, and Am vets.  After serving his country he attended North
Georgia Tech where he became a gifted machinist.   After working to develop his skills he was employed by the
Carroll Technical College where he was a teacher.  He was much loved and respected by his students. The
knowledge that they obtained under his very excellent supervision will continue to help them perform in the work
force with excellent precision. His greatest joy in life, and what he felt was his greatest accomplishments were his
children, and grandchildren.  He will long be remembered by all who knew him.
His is survived by two daughters, Tammy Yates Mims (Chris), and Sandy Yates all of Franklin, GA.; son, Danny Yates
(Amy) also of Franklin, GA.; brother, Donny Yates of MI; and four beloved grandchildren, Austin and Cody Yates,
and Michael and Matthew Berry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie and Vernon Yates.
In Lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the church of his childhood, Antioch Baptist Church
Building Fund, at 5760 Roosterville Road, Franklin, Georgia 30217.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Sara Nell Minick Toney, 77, died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Franklin on Monday, July 13, 2015 after
months of declining health.

Sara Nell is survived by her children, Lisa Toney Hodge (Stanley) of Franklin, Tina Toney Ozuna (Mike) of
Seagoville, Texas and Dennis Toney of Franklin, as well as her siblings, Peggy Minick Holcomb of Franklin, Margie
Minick Jackson of Franklin, and Danny Minick (Judy) of Houston, Texas. Her seven grandchildren: Jason, Kristy,
Michael, Kimberly, Cortney, Christopher and Austin, as well as her four great-grandchildren: Dailyn, Aiden, Layne
and Grayson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lendy Toney; daughter, Kathy Lynn Toney; and son,
Darrell Toney.

Sara Nell was born in Franklin, Georgia on December 28, 1937 to Lou and Bessie Minick. She married Lendy Toney
in 1957 and they were married for 38 years until his death, almost 20 years apart, on July 20, 1995. She was
employed at Playtex in Newnan for over 30 years until her retirement and always spoke fondly of the many friends
she knew from work.

She was mostly called “Sara Nell,” but the grandkids just knew her as “Maw-Maw,” and, even though towards the end
memories were cloudy for her, up until a few days before her passing hearing “Maw-Maw” would still get her to open
her eyes. She was and always will be loved greatly and missed dearly. Her daughter, Lisa, was her primary caretaker
over the last couple of months as her health really started to decline and she couldn’t have been in better hands
here on this Earth. We find peace now knowing that she is being held by our ultimate Caretaker and will no longer
know any pain or suffering.

A memorial service for Sara Nell will be held at Olive Branch Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 15th at 2:00pm with
Pastor Chuck Novak officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Community Health Foundation- Affinis Hospice in
Remembrance of Sara Nell Toney.

The family would like to thank Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel and Crematorium, Affinis Hospice, Wendy Bonner, Tara,
Janet, and especially Cynthia Rose- you went above and beyond for our family during this time and we’ll always be
grateful you were there for our mama and Maw-Maw.

Mrs. Roxie Allen

Mrs. Sarah Roxie Williamson Allen, of Franklin, Georgia passed away at the West Georgia Medical Center in
LaGrange, Georgia on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.  
Memorial services were conducted for Mrs. Allen on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. from the Tom Stutts & Son
Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Lynn Janney officiating.  Noble Thompson gave a loving and humorous tribute
to his grandmother, and Leesa Cothran provided music.
Mrs. Allen was born in Heard County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Timpie Brown Williamson and Willie Zach
Williamson.  She was a member of the Ridgeway Baptist Church.  In her younger years, while raising her children she
was a machine operator in the textile industry.  In later years she was employed by the A. G. Rhodes Health and
Rehab Center where she was a nursing assistant.  Her kind and cheerful dispositions brought great comfort to the
patients she served.  She loved having a good time and especially enjoyed dancing to country western music!  This
was an activity she taught her children, and enjoyed being with them while on the dance floor. Out of all the country
stars she listened to, her favorites were Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty.   She had quite the green thumb, and grew
beautiful flowers in her garden.  She enjoyed going shopping, and going up and down the super market was very
entertaining  to her.  “Mrs. Roxie” was a wonderful mother who was adored by all who knew her.
She is survived by three daughters, Louise Allen of Franklin, GA., Sarah Anthony of Woodland, AL., and Betty
Thompson of Fayetteville, GA.; one brother, Hubert and Jessie May Williamson of LaGrange, Ga.; eleven
grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by  her husband Walter Artis Allen; one infant son, Walter Artis Allen, Jr.; four sisters
Irene Dean, Jewell Thompson, Ruth Kate Potts, and Christine Harris; and one brother, Millard Williamson.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bobby Prince

Mr. Bobby Joe Prince, age 50 of Utica, New York, formerly of Franklin, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 6,
2015 at the Saint Luke Hospital in Utica.
Memorial Services for Mr. Prince will be conducted on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. from the Stutts Funeral
Home Chapel in Franklin, Georgia with the Reverend Scott Hannah officiating.  The family will receive guests at the
funeral home one hour prior to service time.
Mr. Prince was born in Carrollton, Georgia on December 5, 1964, the son of Pat Bass Prince and the late Numon
Prince.  He was a graduate of Heard County High School, and West Georgia Technical College where he obtained a
degree in Welding.  He used this education in his job at Jones Sheet Metal.  He was a member of the Franklin First
Baptist Church.  As a youngster he enjoyed being a part of the Heard County Recreational ball teams.  After he
became disabled and had to spend a good bit of his time indoors he became an avid wrestling fan.  He got his
mother hooked and even though they were far apart in distance they enjoyed conversing about the different
wrestling stars!  He was loved dearly by all his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his mother, Pat Prince of Franklin, GA.; daughter, Jennifer Prince of Bainbridge, GA.; sister, Gail
Long of Franklin, GA.; granddaughter, Cassidy Prince of Franklin, GA.; and niece and nephew Taylor McMillian, and
Camron Long also of Franklin, GA.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia, and Nunn & McGrath Funeral Directors of Utica, NY are in charge of


Mrs. Susan Patricia Nix Gullatt, age 65, of Franklin, passed away Friday June 19, 2015 at her residence.

Mrs. Gullatt was born September 20, 1949 in Carroll County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Clifton Madison Nix
and Christine Williamson Nix. She was a faithful attender of the Ephesus Christian Church. For many years she was a
dedicated dental assistant. Her fun loving personality made even going to the dentist a pleasant experience. Even
though she enjoyed working in the dental field she felt that the needs of her family required her being a stay at home
mom.  She tackled being a home school teacher for her youngest son and enjoyed the special time she had with him.
Even though there was rarely time she loved horseback riding, but her very favorite hobby was shopping yard sales
for beautiful antiques to add to her collection. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She will be missed by all who
knew her.

Funeral services for Mrs. Gullatt were conducted Monday June 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Tom Stutts &
Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Cook officiating. Music was provided by Ricky Gore. Those serving as
pallbearers were Robert Codner, Zackary Daniell, Tyler Levens, Rick Gore, James Wesley Noles, and Chris Levens.
The interment followed in the Lowell United Methodist Church Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Gullatt of Franklin, GA.; two daughters: Kelli Daniel (Mel) also of Franklin,
GA. and Tara Shultz (Jim) of Birmingham, AL.; two sons: Ken Daniell (Connie) of St. Marks, FL. and Travis Gullatt of
Franklin, GA; one sister, Jana Edge of Ephesus, GA.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Corbet Graham Daniell and one grandson, Cliff
Kendrick Daniel, Jr.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Tom Stutts & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.