Ms. Vickie Ann Koonce Williams, age 75, of LaFayette, GA, died, Monday February 20, 2017, at The Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center in Chattanooga, TN.

Ms. Williams was born February 16, 1941, in Berryton, GA, daughter of the late David and Ruth Nelson Koonce.  She was a member of the Berryton Church of God, and prior to her retirement, was employed with Mount Vernon Mills.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David Allen “Little David” Koonce.

Ms. Williams is survived by her son, Scotty Williams; daughters, Tammy Cannon, Trina Williams, and Kelly Williams Scott; grandchildren, Chaz Hayes, Dustin Williams, Cortney Williams, Dima Cannon, Iger Cannon, Kristine Cannon, and Wendy Taylor; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Ms. Williams will be held at 4:00 P.M. Thursday, February 23, 2017, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Koonce officiating.  Honorary pallbearers will be Angel Armstrong, Phyllis Tucker, Peggy Tucker, Marzell Stewart, and the staff at Hospice of Chattanooga.

Ms. Williams will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. until the hour of service on Thursday.


     Mrs. Norma Jean Smith, age 82 of Summerville, GA, formerly of Macon, GA passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at her residence.  

 Mrs. Smith was born August 25, 1934, in Frenchburg, KY, the daughter of the late Lona and Annie Back Brown.  She was retired from Georgia Pacific, she was elected 1976, the First Female Union President of Georgia Pacific Corp. She loved gardening, planting flowers, riding her golf cart and playing the guitar. She was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her husband; Franklin D. Smith, daughter; Deborah L. Smith, and grandson; Lucus A. Smith.

Survivors children; Marcus A. Smith, Macon, GA, Rebecca Sockabasin, Robyn M. Smith, Princeton, ME, Sue and Ron Rowland, Summerville, GA, grandchildren; Sam Sockabasin, Chad Sockabasin, Heidi Sockabasin, and Jessica Cilley, step-grandchildren; Chip Rowland, Angela Rowland, and Keith Rowland, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-great-grandchildren, sister; Marjorie Rudder, of Fairview, TN, and companions; “Pretty Boy” and “Stormy”.

Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be at 5:00 PM Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Mason Funeral Home chapel with Ron Rowland and Rev. Tom Russell Officiating.

The family will receive friends Friday from 3:00 until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Mrs. Smith.