Community Obituaries
Miss Regina Elsea

Miss. Regina Allen Elsea, age 20 of Five Points, Alabama passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the UAB
Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama from a work related injury.
Regina was born on September 28, 1995, the daughter of Angel Renee Parsons Ogle and Trinity Lee Elsea.  She
was a Christian by faith.  For those who did not know her well you would think she was a very reserved, quiet
person.  But once she got to know you it was hard to keep her quite.  Like most young women she loved shopping,
especially with her beloved sisters!  She loved dogs, and could never turn a stray away.  Her most special canine
buddie was her much loved, “Cow.”  She was a fanatic about Spaghetti!  Even though she knew how to cook other
dishes she only wanted to prepare and eat her favorite dish.  After years of searching, she had finally met the love of
her life, and future husband, Joshua Daniel.  They were excitedly planning their upcoming wedding.  Regina’s life
though cut much too short had made a great impression on everyone.  Her love and devotions to family and friends,
her beautiful angelic face with her glowing smile will forever be implanted in the hearts of all who knew her.
She is survived by her mother, Angel Ogle (Robert) of Valley, AL.; father, Trinity Elsea of Fort Worth, TX.; beloved
fiancé, Joshua Daniel of Five Points, AL.; three sisters, Ashely Mitchell (John) of Valley, AL., Amber Elsea of
Tallasee, AL., and Ginger Elsea (Dillon Mauldin) of Roanoke, AL.; two brothers, Jordan Ogle of Fort hood, TX., and
Jeremy Weldon (Heather) of Opelika, AL.; grandparents, Jean and Reggie Baltes of Roanoke, AL., Nancy and Toney
Mitcham of LaFayette, AL., and Grady Ogle of Valley, AL.; two great-grandmothers, Lottie Steele of Franklin, GA.,
and Sandy Dapprich of Pikeville, TN.;  and a host of adoring aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services for Miss. Elsea will be conducted on Thursday, June 23, 2016, 3:00 p.m. EST at the Stutts Funeral
Home Chapel in Franklin, Georgia.  The interment will follow in the Centralhatchee First Baptist Church Cemetery,
also in Franklin.  The family will receive guests at the funeral home Wednesday, June 22, 2016from 6-8 p.m. EST.
Those who wish may write condolences to the family and memorial tribute about Regina at www.stuttsfuneralhome.
com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lily McCormick

Mrs. Lily Bell Shadinger McCormick, age 71 of Roopville, Georgia, the Ephesus Community passed away at the
Carrollton Nursing and Rehab after many years of declining health.
Mrs. McCormick was born in Lowell, Georgia on April 3, 1945, the daughter of the late Ella Mae Cheeves Shadinger
and Albert Watt Shadinger.  She was married to the love of her life, the late, Reverend Junior McCormick with whom
she joined in serving in his ministry the God they loved.  They traveled religiously, week after week, all the way to
Kingston, Georgia to minister to the people of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Holiness Church.  She used her
lovely singing voice in their ministry by sharing with the congregation her love of Gospel music.  Other than her
dedication to her Lord, her main calling was that of wife, mother, and grandmother.  She devoted her every waking
moment to serving others.  She loved having her family gather in their home for her wonderful home cooked meals.  
They were especially fond of her banana pudding!  Sewing was a special gift of hers and she spent many hours
creating beautiful hand sewn items for her loved ones.   She enjoyed growing beautiful flowers in their yard which she
loved sharing with others.  If she ever had and earthly weakness it would have been her fondness for cats.  She
could never turn one away.  Whether it was human or animal she had a gentle soul who enjoyed ministering to
others.  She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Bohannon of Whitesburg, GA.; two sons, Jamie McCormick (Celeta) also of
Whitesburg, GA., and Jody McCormick (Michele) of Roopville, GA.; two sisters, Louise Hall (Joe) of Tyus, GA., and
Lucille Chatman (Huel) of Bowdon, GA.; nine grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. McCormick will be conducted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 2:00 p.m. from the Stutts Funeral Home
Chapel.  The family will receive guests at the funeral home Monday evening, June 20 from 6-8 p.m.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.



Mr. Rusty Patterson

Mr. Clence Russell “Rusty” Patterson, age 61 of Franklin, Georgia passed away on June 14, 2016 at the Hospice
LaGrange in LaGrange, Georgia.
Mr. Patterson was born in LaGrange, Georgia on May 25, 1955, the son of Barbara Mayo Patterson and the late,
Russell Clence Patterson.  He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for
many years.  Until the onset of his illness he was a machinist for the Southwire Manufacturing Company, as well as
working for several other companies.  He was a loving husband and father who had a passion for caring for others.  
He always put his needs aside if anyone needed his attention.  Rusty also loved all kinds of animals, and was quick
to take in any stays that came his way.  He absolutely adored fishing and was quick to share his enthusiasm and
knowledge of the sport with all his sibling and children.  This dear man who loved all above himself will be missed by
all who knew him.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Patterson; wife Sonja Patterson; two daughters Crystal Law, and Melisa
Patterson; two sons, Keith Patterson, and Zachary Patterson; one sister, Dee Dee Brown (Jackie); three brothers,
Jerry Patterson (Patricia), Randy Patterson, and David Patterson (Brandie); and four grandchildren, all of Franklin,
Georgia.
Other than his father he was preceded in death by one son, Michael Humphrey.
Memorial services for Mr. Patterson will be conducted on Friday, June 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. from the Stutts Funeral
Home Chapel with Reverend Doug Bingham officiating.  The family will receive guests one hour prior to service time.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.




Mr. Juan Gonzalez Chavez

Mr. Juan Gonzalez Chavez, age 63 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 3, 2016.
Mr. Chavez was born in Nuevo Laredo, Tamps, Mexico on July 13, 1952 the son of Maria De Jesus Chavez and Juan
Gonzalez Reyes, and was a Catholic by faith.  He received a degree in booking keeping while still in Mexico.   He
moved to America in his twenties and claimed it as his own.  He and his family had lived in Georgia for thirty-four
years.  Until the onset of his illness he was a Security Guard with Norred and Associates.  Mr. Juan was a hard
worker who loved providing for his family.  In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, and working on cars.  He was a
wonderful cook whose specialty was baby back ribs!  Wood working was a special gift of his.  His beautiful work was
like a piece of art. Fishing was a relaxing and fun pastime for him.   He was a very devoted husband and father and
loved spending every spare minute with them.  He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Flores Gonzalez; and son, Juan Gonzales, Jr., both of Franklin, Georgia.
No services are expected at this time.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.




Ms. Cindy Adams

Ms. Cynthia Carol Adams, of Griffin, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at her home.
Ms. Adams was born on September 12, 1963, in Heard County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Anna Ilene
Templeman Adams and Huey Adams, Jr.  She was a Christian by faith.  For several years she was a donation
coordinator at the Renu Thrift Store in Newnan, Georgia.  The kind and helpful manner in which she treated people
encouraged them to donate, which helped many who were able to buy their clothing at a much reduced price.  All
who knew Cindy would tell you that she had a tender heart.  Whether it was a child or animal that needed help she
was quick to take them under her wing until she could find a safe place for them to be protected and cared for.  She
was especially fond of her three Chihuahuas, Radar, Dusty, and Chico.   The out of doors was always her sanctuary
where she enjoyed the lake and hiking.  Her yard was a special joy for her when she could grow beautiful flowers.  
For most of her life she was a stay at home mother.  She loved her family, and did everything she could to insure that
they were happy and well cared for.  It was Cindy who always kept the family in stitches when she was around.  Her
devotion to all her family, including her siblings, which she kept in touch with even after she became disabled, will
always be cherished.
She is survived by one daughter, Samantha Adams of Valdosta, GA.; beloved companion, William Pack, Jr.; devoted
step-son, William Pack, III,  both of Griffin, GA.; two  loving sisters, Barbara Adams Woods of Conley, GA., and
Tammy Denton of Monticello, GA.; and nine adoring grandchildren.
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by son, David Lamar Adams, sister, Becky Adams, and brother,
Michael Adams.
Funeral services for Mrs. Adams will be conducted on Monday, May 30, 2016, 12:00 Noon, from the Stutts Funeral
Home Chapel with family and friend speaking.  The interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in
Franklin, Georgia.  The family will receive guests at the funeral home one hour prior to service time.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes and condolences at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Cheryl Gardner

Mrs. Cheryl Dale Buchanan Gardner, age 58 of Newnan, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the
Pruitt Health System in Franklin, Georgia.
Mrs. Gardner was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 21, 1957, the daughter of the late Patricia Gay Stanley Buchanan
Dailey and Floyd Junior Buchanan.  She was a Christian by faith.  Cheryl’s whole life revolved around her children,
grandchildren, and sister.  She devoted every moment to their care, and seeing that each of them had the best life
possible.  The highlight of her year was when her family all gathered at her home to enjoy her wonderful turkey and
dressing and famous banana pudding.  Her family is all in awe of her for her Godly nature, wonderful forgiving heart,
and generous and loving spirit.  The example she set for all of them has made them into the fine adults they are
today.  She will long be remembered by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Gardner of Carrollton, GA.; four daughters, Celina Wise of Canton, GA.,
Amber Nichols of Ballground, GA.,  Crystal Bramlett (Steven) of Carrollton, GA., and Holly Baswell (Charlie Knight) of
Newnan, GA.; two sons, Larry Wise of Franklin, GA., and Brian Buchanan (Rebecca) of Newnan, GA.; one sister,
Priscilla Smith (Stanley) of Newnan, GA.; four brothers, Wayne Buchanan of Senoia, GA., Joseph Buchanan, also of
Senoia, GA.,  Emmett Buchanan and David Buchanan both of FL.; and nine beloved grandchildren; and devoted  
friend, Dwight  Bramlett, with whom the family wish to thank for making this terrible time of loss a lot easier.
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by one infant son, Charles Lacina, and sister, Sonya Money.
Funeral services for Mrs. Gardner were conducted on Sunday, May 29, 2016, 3:00 p.m. from the Stutts Funeral
Home Chapel in Franklin, Georgia with Reverend Scott Hannah officiating.  The interment followed in Heard County
Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers were Jim Azelton, Sonny Baswell, Stevie Willis, Charlie Knight, Altis
Thomas, and Kevin Quick.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ben Watts

Mr. Benjamin Todd Watts, age 48 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
Mr. Watts was born in LaGrange, Georgia on December 28, 1968, the son of Peggy Lasseter Watts and Roy Watts.  
He was a member of Glenloch Baptist Church.   For all of his adult life he was a well- known and well- loved fixture in
Heard County where he and his dad, Roy were the inseparable team of Roy Watts Plumbing and Trenching.  No
matter what time of day or night, or what the weather conditions, when needed they never turned anyone down.  
There care and professional services endeared Ben and his dad to almost every family in the county at some time or
other.  Ben was a great inspiration to all who knew him.  For most of his life he had suffered with a debilitating
disease, but he never let it stop him for a moment.  His work ethic was beyond reproach. In his spare time loved to
hunt and fish. He was a kind, soft spoken man. The greatest joy in his life was his relationship with his mother and
father, two brothers, and his beloved nieces.  His devotion to his family was a great blessing to them all.  He will be
greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his mother and father, Peggy and Roy Watts of Franklin, GA.; two brothers, Tim Watts (Sherri) of
Powder Spring, GA., and Keith Watts of Whitesburg, GA.; special aunt and uncle, Linda Lassater of Franklin, GA.,
and Eugene Watts (Carol) also of Franklin, GA.; and two beloved nieces Brook and Dallis Watts of Franklin, GA.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from the Stutts Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
Lynn Janney officiating.  The interment will follow in Heard County Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive guests
at the funeral home Friday, May 13, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.