Community Obituaries
MRS. SUSAN GULLATT

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 www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Tom Stutts & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Irene Lane

Mrs. Helen Irene Newman Lane, age 88 of Franklin, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the
Piedmont-Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Georgia.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lane were conducted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. from the Stutts Funeral
Home Chapel with the Reverend Danny Spencer officiating. Music was provided by her niece Yvonne.  Those serving
as pallbearers were Tom Lane Parks Land, Robby Lane, Charles Lane, Andy Wilbur, and Pete Turner. Honorary
pallbearers were Johnnie Land and Russell Hannah. The interment  followed in the Franklin City Cemetery.
Mrs. Lane was born in Franklin, Georgia on June 18, 1926, the daughter of the late Lucy Pearl Smith Newman and
Roger Hood Newman.   From a very early age it was clear that little Irene would be a worker. No job was too big for
her to conquer, so when she became a wife and mother not only did she work hard at caring for her own family but
also devoted many hours a week in activities for the friends of her children.  It was through the Brownie and Cub
Scout programs that she first began to influence the young lives in Heard County.  Her devotion to all of these
children gave them a wonderful start in life. She taught them life skills that would last a life time.   After her children
were grown, at the age of 50 she decided it was time to further her education.  She became a Licensed Practical
Nurse and began a new career, this time caring for the sick at Heard County Memorial Hospital and later senior
citizens at the Franklin Health Care Center.  The wonderful care she gave to all her patients will long be
remembered. In her spare time she enjoyed working at the Power’s Crossroads Country Store.   After retirement
most of her time was spent in the care of her sick husband, and she did this with love and devotion.  Throughout her
life church was very important to both she and her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklin, but
also devoted a lot of time to the neighborhood church, Wesley Chapel Methodist Church, and Pleasant Hill Baptist
Church during her childhood.  Anything that Irene did she did with great gusto! All who knew her were blest by her
great zeal for life.
She is survived by two daughters ,  Susan Putman of Carrollton, GA., Helen Bittinger of Franklin, GA.; one son, Tom
Lane (Kim) of Cumming, GA.;  sister, Myrtle Wilbur of Newnan, GA.; brother, Paul Newman of Eldorado, AK.; five
grandchildren, Ashley Leatherwood (Nick) of Kennesaw, GA., Nathan Putman (Lindsey) of Franklin, GA., Russell
Hannah also of Franklin, GA.; Christina Hannah (Justin Cruce) of Savannah, GA., and Lindsey Shoemaker of
Cumming, GA.; and one great-granddaughter,  Bailey Putman of Franklin, GA.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.



Mrs. Doris Clark

Mrs. Doris Lavonia Jones Clark, age 81 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at the Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange,
Georgia on Friday, March 27, 2015.
Funeral services for Mrs. Clark were conducted on Monday, March 30, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. from the Franklin First
Baptist Church with the Reverends Talmadge Chandler and Scott Hannah officiating. Music was provided by Joyce
McLain and Bryan Owensby. Those serving pallbearers were Mike Jones, Derek Jones, Michael Elliot, Josh Wall,
Brad McLain, and Andy Bou.  The interment followed in the Franklin City Cemetery.
Mrs. Clark was born in Clay County, Alabama on November 24, 1933, the daughter of the late Lottie Adelia Hassel
Jones and Ross Coe Jones.  For many years she was employed by the Heard County Court System where she
served as the Assistant Clerk of Court.  She was a very active member of the Franklin First Baptist Church where she
had been a Sunday School Teacher, and when her daughter was young she served as the co-director of the Girls in
Action organization. For over twenty years she served the children of the community as she participated in the
Vacation Bible School Program. As a person who had a true servants’ heart she preferred to work behind the scene
rather than bring attention to herself.  Even though she never performed in public she loved to play the piano and
organ, and sing. Her family reminisces about her playing the organ so long that it would over heat and turn off.  She
was a wonderful wife and mother, and a very meticulous house keeper.  Mrs. Clark was very proud of her daughter
Tracy, and felt she was her life’s greatest accomplishment.  She will long be remembered by all those who knew and
loved her.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Clark of Franklin, GA.; daughter, Tracy Clark Dunn (Randy) of Olympia, WA.;  
sister ,Nelda Sue Estes of Cartersville, GA.; brother, Paul A. Jones (Sybil) of Douglasville, GA.; and numerous
adoring nieces and nephews.
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Coe Jones, Lerone Hodge, Dooley
McLain, Jo Jones, Nettie Thompson, Laverne Toney, Bovine Moore, and L. C. Jones.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Franklin First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lucile Lipford
Mrs. Mary Lucile Simmons Lipford, age 96, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Tanner Medical Center
in Carrollton, Georgia.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lipford were conducted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. from the Franklin First
Baptist Church with the Reverends Talmadge Chandler and Scott Hannah officiating.  Music was provided by Cloma
Chandler and Joyce McLain. Those serving as pallbearers were Harry Lipford, Don Rogers, Ray Hand, Ross Henry,
John Henry, and Neal Awbrey.  Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Clark Stan Lane, Talmadge Davis, Al Awbrey, and Tim
Grizzard.   The interment followed in the Franklin City Cemetery.  
Mrs. Lipford was born on June 25, 1918, in the Garden Valley Community of Macon County, Georgia to the late Mary
Susan Whatley Simmons and Oscar Hudson Simmons.  Mrs. Lipford was a graduate of Oglethorpe High School and
Andrew College in Cuthbert, Georgia with a degree in Home Economics. She came to work in Franklin, Georgia in
1940 as a Home Management Supervisor for the Farmers Home Administration.  She met and married the love of her
life, Mr. Thomas Lipford, in 1943. In 1947 Congress abolished the Home Management position so she went back to
school to earn her Masters of Education degree from West Georgia College.  It was at this point that she became a
teacher in the Heard County School System.  The firm, but gentle, manner in which she taught gave her the respect
and love of her students.  Her insight into the lives of her students caused her to go far beyond that of a typical
teacher.  It was nothing to find her staying for late hours after school helping a child who she felt needed extra help
with lessons or just a little extra encouragement he or she lacked at home.  The wonderful tutelage and love given by
her will long be remembered.  
She was a long time member of the Franklin First Baptist Church where she served in many positions including
Sunday school teacher, Director of Bible School, and as the wife of her husband, the church deacon chairman.  She
was always by his side, quietly encouraging both him and all the church family. Her love for her God and the way that
she conducted herself in this position earned her the love and respect of the entire church.  
The greatest joy of her life was being a wife to her beloved husband, Thomas, for over seventy-one years; mother to
sons Lawrence and Mack and their lovely wives Kathy and Betty; and grandmother to her almost perfect
grandchildren.  All who knew “Miss Lucile” will forever carry her in their hearts.  
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Lipford; two sons, Lawrence Lipford (Kathy Starr) and Mack Lipford (Betty
Goodson), all of Franklin, GA.; six grandchildren: Alex, Randall, Carl, and Harry Lipford, Shannon Brice, and Kimberly
White; three great- grandchildren: Seth and Nate Brice and Kaci White; two sisters: Laura (Sam) Clonts of Oak
Ridge, NC., and Leila (Hugh) Crawford of Cullman, AL.
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers: Lawrence, Luscious and Leonard Simmons;
and one infant sister, Louise Simmons.
Flowers will be accepted. However, donations to Franklin First Baptist Church are appreciated. Those who wish may
write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.
Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.