Obituaries


ARNOLD

Mr. Leon D. Arnold, age 72, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Erlanger Medical Center. 

Mr. Arnold was born in Summerville, Georgia on July 4, 1943, son of the late Henry Thomas Arnold and Mamie Lee Hawkins Arnold. He was a graduate of Chattooga High School, and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Berry College. While attending Berry College, Mr. Arnold was a two time Golden Glove Champion Boxer. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Army as a combat engineer, was a member of the 46thSpecial Forces; earning the Vietnam Service Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the National Defense Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Mr. Arnold was of the Baptist Faith, loved to hunt, fish, garden, camp, and spend time with his family. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with World Carpet as an accountant. Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by his sisters, Jessie Ivey, Jo Cook; brothers, Gene Arnold, Noah Arnold, and Henry Thomas Arnold, Jr. 

Mr. Arnold is survived by his daughters and sons-n-law, Beth and Tony Bean, Amy and Scott Miller and Ashley Epperson (Johnnie Dawkins); brothers, Otho Arnold, James “Rydo” Arnold; sisters, Anna Isom, Kathleen(Lamar) Curvin, Juanita Thornton, Patsy Thornton and Marilyn Patterson; grandchildren, Laura Shattuck, Chelsey Arnold, Grace Miller, Bryce Epperson and Megan Miller; 2 great grandchildren, Matthew Shattuck and Anton Ivanov; his friends, Claude and the Barber Shop Gang; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services for Mr. Arnold will be held Monday, May 2, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Weaver officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Josh Tapp, Matthew Thornton, Ray Thornton, Terry Dobson, Matthew Strickland, Jr. Cook, David Smith, Dewayne Arnold and Jamie Arnold. Honorary Pallbearers will be nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Arnold will be in state the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. 

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Leon D. Arnold.


GREGORY

Mr. Vernon G. Gregory, age 79, of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. 

Mr. Gregory was born in Athens, Tennessee on July 1, 1936, son of the late Charles F. Gregory and Josephine “Josie” Moore Gregory. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army, and prior to retirement was self employed in the Construction and Pulpwood Industry. Mr. Gregory loved to go to Flea Markets, and could be seen regularly at Trade Day. He also liked to farm, garden, work with wood and build things in his workshop. IN addition to his parents, Mr. Gregory was preceded in death by 3 sisters and a brother. 

Mr. Gregory is survived by his wife, Elsie Jean Gregory; daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Randy Keith; two grandchildren, Daniel (Cathy) Nelms and Casey Nelms; two great grandchildren, Emma Nelms and Riley Nelms; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services for Mr. Gregory will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Norton officiating. Interment will follow in the Lafayette City Cemetery. 

Mr. Gregory will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. 

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Vernon G. Gregory.


FOWLER

Mr. Kenneth Randy Fowler, age 56, of Lyerly, GA, passed away Saturday April 30, 2016, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. Fowler was born July 13, 1959. He was previously employed by Best Manufacturing and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. 

He is preceded in death by his father; Harold Fowler. 

Survivors include his wife; Mary Nell Fowler, mother; Maxine Fowler, Son; Shane (Christy) Barrett, daughter; Amanda (Jason) Horton, sister; Pat (Johnny Wynn,  grandchildren;  Jayme, Jessica, and Alia Barrett, Brayden White, La'Shonda  & Andy  Horton, and Miranda Chancellor, great-grandchild; Parker McGuffie, 6 nieces and nephews, and several aunts and uncles. 

Funeral services for Mr. Fowler will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday,  May 3, 2016, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brian Williams and Rev. Johnny Wynn  officiating.  Interment will follow at Lyerly Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shane Barrett, Jason Horton, Andy Horton, Josh Elrod, Justin Elrod, and Steven McCary.

Mr. Fowler will lie in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 pm  

Mason Funeral Home has Charge of the arrangements.  


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