Mr. Lewis LeBron McWhorter, age 71 of Trion, passed away Friday, December 09, 2016 at the Floyd Medical Center. 

Mr. McWhorter was born in LaFayette, GA on July 17, 1945, son of Lewis Clifford McWhorter and Myrtle Lou Howell McWhorter. He was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church, was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Viet Nam Era, and a member of the American Legion Post 129. Prior to his retirement, he was self employed in the automobile sales industry. He loved spending time with his family, his grandkids, and especially his great grandchildren. 

Mr. McWhorter is survived by his wife, Shirley McWhorter; daughter and son-in-law, Rena (pronounced Renae) and Anthony Richardson; parents, Lewis and Myrtle McWhorter; sister and brother-in-law, LaBrenda and Ray Henson; grandchildren, Sky Richardson and Cody Richardson; great grandchildren, Zoey Slayton and Brylan Chambers; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services for Mr. McWhorter will be held Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. John Eldridge and Rev. Ken Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Charles Burgess, Claude Burgess, Ronald Burgess, Ray Henson, Louis Brock and Mike Turner. Honorary Pallbearers will be Julius and Jackie Richardson, Stanley and Trish Brown, Keith Hurley and members of the New Bethel Baptist Church. 

Mr. McWhorter will remain at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. 

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Lewis LeBron McWhorter.


Mrs. Betty Jorene Boyd, age 85, of the Alpine Community, died Friday, December 9, 2016, at her residence.
Mrs. Boyd was born November 25, 1931, in Gaylesville, AL, daughter of the late John and Mattie Wester Tallent. She was Church of God by faith, and prior to her retirement, was employed with Best Manufacturing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Boyd; sisters, Lucille Helms and Clevadale Tucker; brothers, Ray Tallent, and Toy Tallent.
Mrs. Boyd is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Vicki Boyd, Alan Boyd; grandchildren, Gail Richardson, Kevin Boyd, Kristin Croy, Ben Stanfield, and Ryan Boyd; 9 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Vickie Cronnan.
Funeral services for Mrs. Boyd will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 11, 2016, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Tucker officiating. Interment will follow in the Alpine Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Brandon Croy, Ben Stanfield, Ricky Boyd, Junior Boyd, Chuck Boyd, and Marty Boyd. Honorary pallbearers will be James Boyd, Lewis Adair, Edwin Tallent, Jerry Tallent, David Tallent, Danny Tallent, Jim Helms, Rayford Helms, Stevie Boyd, Kenny Boyd, and the staff of Hearth Hospice.
Mrs. Boyd will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Saturday, December 10, 2016.
At other hours, the family will be at the home of Wayne and Vicki Boyd at 71 Pristine Lane, Menlo, GA.
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Betty Jorene Boyd who died on Friday.


Mr. Billy Gwynne “Bo” Spraggins, age 63, of Trion, GA, died Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Spraggins was born December 4, 1952, in Summerville, GA, son of the late Rev. Bill Henry Spraggins and Frances Wilbanks Spraggins.  Prior to his retirement, he had been employed with Mount Vernon Mills.

Mr. Spraggins is survived by his children, Kevin Croy, Tina Spraggins; brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Tracey Spraggins; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Fred Ufford; nieces and nephews, Kaitlyn Spraggins, Madison Spraggins, Kellie Henson, Kimberly Ufford, and James Ufford.

Memorial services for Mr. Spraggins will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 10, 2016, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Ufford officiating.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at Mason Funeral Home from 1:00 P.M. until the hour of service on Saturday.


Mrs. Juanita S. Lanier, age 79, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at her home.

Mrs. Lanier was born December 3, 1937, in the Bartow County area of Fairmount, GA, and grew up and attended school in Pine Log, GA. She is the daughter of the late Ernest Grady Scoggins and the late Berta Helton Scoggins. Mrs. Lanier graduated from Pine Log High School in 1955. She moved to Rome and attended the Carroll Lynn School of Business Administration. Mrs. Lanier was associated with the Law Firm of Fullbright and Duffy, L.B. Harrell, Attorney at Law and was the secretary/bookkeeper for Andrew’s Motor Company from 1968 until 1977. She was a member of New Armuchee Baptist Church and the Ida Morris Sunday School Class. 

Survivors include her husband, Robert Dewey Lanier, to whom she married on April 6, 1958; a sister, Margie Bell, Cartersville; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 2:00 pm at New Armuchee Baptist Church with Dr. David Howard and the Rev. Tim Rice officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Saturday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at New Armuchee Baptist Church on Sunday at 1:30pm: Steve McDaniel, Jim Goldbeck, Ryan Wilson, Larry Thompson, Robert Shiflett and Randy Burnham.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.