Mrs. Mattie Ruth Williams, age 80, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 28, 2014 at the Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Williams was born in Villanow, Georgia on June 25, 1934, daughter of the late Charlie B. Goodson and Lucy Mae Anderson Goodson. She was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and the Quarter Century Club. Mrs. Williams was employed in the Spinning Department at Mt. Vernon Mills. She liked to hunt and spend time with her family. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Dianne Short; brothers and sisters, McGee Goodson, Rebecca Craig, Charlotte Woods, Jeanette Greene, Rubin Goodson and Georgia Mae Cochran.

Mrs. Williams is survived by a daughter, Patricia Espy; brother and sisters-in-law, Herman and Jeannie Goodson, and Joyce Goodson; sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Jimmy Hardin; grandchildren, Angel Touchstone, Kris Espy Smith and Amy Sneed; great grandchildren, Merrick Touchstone, Tayla Touchstone, Gracey Allmond, Kadin Smith, Brantley Smith and Prezleigh Baty, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Williams will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tony Smith, Josh Allmond, Greg Espy, Stephen Lyons Kenneth Touchstone, and Cedric Price. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Staff and Residents at the Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Williams will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Mattie Ruth Williams. Please visit to sign our online guestbook and to post tributes.



Mr. Howard “Joe” Price, age 77, of Summerville, GA, died Sunday, October 26, 2014, at his residence.

Mr. Price was born August 19, 1937, in Chattoogaville, GA, son of the late Nishious and Hannie McCluskey Price.  He was a member of the Palm Springs A.M.E. Zion Church, and prior to his retirement, he was self-employed in auto care.  He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Alex Johnson; and two brothers, Elmer Price and Charles Price.

Mr. Price is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Pierre Price, Kerry and Shirley Price, and Mike Miller; brothers, L.C. Price, Marshall Price, Dan Price, and Roger Price; sisters, Naomi Robbs, Jan Golden, and Betty Ann Price; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home.


Mrs. Willie Faye Helton, age 86, of Summerville, GA, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at her residence.

Mrs. Helton was born August 13, 1928, in Jasper, GA, daughter of the late Edge and Minnie Singleton Timms.  She was a faithful member of the Berryton Bible Mission for 46 years, and prior to her retirement, she was employed with Best Manufacturing where she received three awards for no missed days of work.  She was also a member of the Best Quarter Century Club.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Carlton Lee Millican; second husband, Thurmond Pete Helton; brothers, Robert Timms, J. D. Timms, Leon Timms, and Tommy Timms; a sister, Lora Padgett; a daughter, Patsy Thompson; and a grandson, Joel Thompson.

Mrs. Helton is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Carlton Rickey Millican, Ronnie Lamar and Pam Millican; a daughter and sons-in-law, Robbin Elaine and Jimmy Brookshire, and Jimmy Thompson; brothers and sister-in-law, Tommy Ronnie and Barbara Timms, James Luther Timms; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Helton will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 31, 2014, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Rutledge and Rev. Tom Russell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens.  Active pallbearers will be Todd Spears, Jason Hampton, James Rutledge, Matt Angus, Jeremy Jackson, and Larry Reynolds.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies of the Berryton Christian Center.

Mrs. Helton will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 30, 2014.