Community Obituaries

Mr. Hans Ralph Alexie, age 37, and Mrs. Charity Lynn Cammon Alexie, age 41, of Bethel, Alaska passed away
December 3, 2016 in a tragic fire at their home.

A memorial service will be held Saturday December 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Centralhatchee Parkway Baptist Church
with Doug Porter and David Bierley officiating.

Hans was born December 25, 1978 in Bethel, Alaska to Nells Alexie and Katie Alexie. He was the youngest of eight
children. He had lived most of his life in Alaska.

Charity was born April 6, 1975 in Newnan to Sandra Jean Jennings Mironov and the late Joel Howard Cammon. She
lived in the Franklin area until she and Hans married and made a home in Bethel, Alaska.

They both were dedicated employees of Ravn Group Airlines. Hans was the lead aircraft mechanic. Charity earned a
degree in nursing from the University of Alaska – Anchorage and was a registered nurse for the airline. Their
attention to detail was important; Hans kept the planes flying safely while Charity saw to the health care of everyone.

Hans and Charity had a mutual affection for the outdoors, and the wilderness of Alaska gave them ample
opportunities when they had time away from work. They loved hunting and fishing together. They especially enjoyed
preparing their catch after a successful day.

They were both Baptist by faith, and Charity was a member of Centralhatchee Parkway Baptist Church.

Charity enjoyed quilting and crafts. Her quilts came in very handy during the cold Alaska winters.

Although they lived so far away, they loved their Franklin Family, and relished the times spent back home in Georgia.
Get-togethers with family and friends were especially precious.

Although their deaths were tragic, they died as they lived – together, loving each other.

They are survived by their children, Alex Cammon and Madison Charlie, both of Franklin.

Hans is survived by his parents, Nells and Katie Alexie of Bethel, Alaska; and a host of siblings, nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends in Alaska.

Charity is survived by her parents, Donald and Sandra Mironov; grandmother, Helen Cammon Nguyen; sister, Jody
Burden; brother, Jacob Cammon (Erin); nieces, Kendra Burden and Swayze Cammon; nephew, Cooper Cammon; all
of Franklin; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.


Mrs. Margie Louise McCormick Houston, age 67, of Roopville (Ephesus) passed away Thursday December 8, 2016
at Tanner Medical Center.

Funeral services for Mrs. Houston will be conducted Saturday December 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of
Stutts Funeral Home with the Revs. Jamie McCormick and Steve Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Jesus Is
The Way Church Cemetery.

The family will accept guests at Stutts Funeral Home two hours prior to the service.

Mrs. Houston was born January 12, 1949 in LaGrange to the late Monroe McCormick and Ira Mae Williams
McCormick. She was a member of Jesus Is The Way Church.

She had no children of her own, but cherished her nieces and nephews, who lovingly referred to her as “Auntie”.
Family get-togethers were her favorite times, and she was always the center of attention.

She loved taking trips and going for a ride. Her favorite place to eat was Captain D’s, and to have her family eating
with her gave her great joy.

She was a very witty character, and could carry on a conversation with anyone. This came in handy when she would
call her family on the phone, which was one of her favorite pastimes. She also enjoyed watching TV and listening to
music on the radio. She was even known to sing along every once in a while.

Survivors include: her loving husband, Jerry Houston; two sisters: Linda Parris (Daniel) and Janelle Shadinger, both
of Ephesus; three brothers: Jimmy McCormick (Oweta) of Roopville; Winford McCormick (Frances) and Howard
McCormick (Nancy), both of Ephesus; sister-in-law, Velma McCormick Edwards of Ephesus; and a number of nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Lee McCormick; one sister-in-law, Nancy
McCormick; and one brother-in-law, Otis Shadinger.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Fredda May Gore, age 72, of Franklin passed away Tuesday November 29, 2016.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Gore was born October 13, 1944 in Franklin to the late Fred Moore May and Ellen Beatrice Wyatt May. She was
a Methodist by faith.

She worked for many years as a security guard in the Newnan area. She served at, among other places, Newnan
Hospital and Eckerd Warehouse. After the warehouse closed she went home to care for her mother in her final years.

She had a heart the “size of Texas”. This love for others was exemplified in the way she always took care of everyone
else. She loved to cook, and it was said that you never left her house hungry. She especially loved food and
fellowship with her friends and family. The delicious meals she served will be remembered by those who were
fortunate enough to eat at her table.

In her spare time she enjoyed growing flowers. She was well known for making angels for her special friends. These
tokens of love will be cherished by everyone for years to come. When someone sees her angels, they will remember
this very precious lady, who will be missed.

Survivors include: her husband, William V. Gore; four daughters: Wanda Denise Phillips (Perry) of Newnan, Cynthia
Ann Harris of Newnan, Leesa Faye Gore of Newnan, and Tammy Lynn Gore Riley of Franklin; eight grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; two sisters: Sandra Screws of Newnan, and Kathy Jackson (Terry) of Franklin; and a
number of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda May.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Patricia Louise Harry Smith, age 70, of Franklin, GA, passed away Tuesday November 22, 2016 at her

Mrs. Smith was born September 21, 1946 in Carrollton, GA to the late Pete Luther Harry and Louise Campbell. She
was a Baptist by faith.

One of her favorite activities was cooking. She used this skill as a lunchroom worker at Heard County High School.
She especially loved cooking for her family. Times spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were
precious to her.

She also enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. She always had a garden with fresh vegetables, and
liked to tend to her flowers. After a day spent outside, she loved to drink a cold Dr. Pepper.

Survivors include: two daughters: Sharon Githens of Carrollton and Tina Dsouza (Ivan) of Franklin; two sons: John
Smith (Windy) of Mt. Zion and Dock Smith (Denise) of Franklin; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; three
sisters: Shirley Walker of Franklin, Linda Driver (Paul) of Carrollton, and Elaine Campbell of Carrollton; one brother,
Horace Harry of Franklin; and a number of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters: Rita Baxter and Nita Nolen; and one brother,
William Harry.

The family will hold a private service at a later date.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Mr. W. T. “Bill” Clark, age 86, formerly of Franklin, GA, passed away in his sleep November 17, 2016 at Bonaventure
Assisted Living in Lacey, Washington.

Mr. Clark was born December 7, 1929 in Hackleburg, AL to the late Dee Thomas Clark and Burlee Hudson Clark. He
served his country in the US Navy between World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He was a devoted husband and father. He was married to Mrs. Doris Jones Clark for more than 60 years. When her
health declined, he became her constant caregiver until her passing in 2015.

His greatest honor was serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as a deacon for Franklin First Baptist Church. He
served as the Chairman of the Deacon Board and Treasurer on several occasions. He especially enjoyed driving the
bus on church trips. The fellowship shared with his fellow church members brought him great joy. Mr. Bill had a
strong belief in the Baptist Faith and Message, and he would debate anyone who did not share his views on religion.

Mr. Bill was a long haul trucker for many years, known by other truckers as his CB handle “River Rat”. He drove for
West Point Pepperell until he retired at age 65. He continued to drive for Russom Trucking part time until he was 80
years old. That is when Miss Doris “took the keys away” and forced him to leave the road.

In his spare time he enjoyed fishing. He always preferred fishing from the bank to fishing from a boat. He also loved
riding his Kawasaki motorcycle. His favorite sport was NASCAR, and his favorite drivers were the Pettys.

Survivors include: his daughter and son-in-law, Tracey and Randy Dunn of Olympia, Washington; one sister,
Vernelle Barnes of LaGrange; one brother and sister-in-law, Arnie and Kay Clark of LaGrange; and a number of
other relatives and friends.

Per the family’s wishes, his remains will be interred beside his wife at the Franklin City Cemetery at a later date.


Ms. Susan Elizabeth Chrastina, age 61, of Franklin, formerly of Mexico Beach, FL, passed away Wednesday
November 16, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Denise Yates.

Ms. Chrastina was born November 29, 1954 in Newark, NJ to the late John Chrastina and Catherene Molner Day.
Before the onset of her illness, she owned a cleaning service in Florida. Her work ethic set an example for her
children and grandchildren to follow. It was her determination to fight and endure that carried her through the hardest
times during her sickness. Recently she had moved to Franklin to be with her daughter. The time spent with her
children and grandchildren were the most precious to her, especially excursions to the beach.

Survivors include: one daughter, Denise Yates (Brad) of Franklin; two sons: Joseph Martinez (Brandy) of Panama
City, FL and Thomas Brock (Christy) of Fort Stewart, GA; fourteen grandchildren; one sister, Joan Rivera of Miami,
FL; two brothers: James Chrastina of Sellersville, PA and John Chrastina of Dawsonville, GA; and a number of other
relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Chrastina; and one brother, Frank
Chrastina, Jr.

The family will hold a private service at a later time, to be determined.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.