The Goodyear Service Pin used in our logo is courtesy Jerry Bell. The pin belonged to his dad, Adolphus. R. Bell.

30 April, 2014

Daniel "Boone" Vernon Obituary


"Mr. Danial “Boone” Vernon, age 80, of Cartersville, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Cartersville Medical Center.

"Born January 9, 1934 in Waleska, Georgia he was the son of the late Chesley Vernon and the late Stella Pearl McCoy Vernon. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sonja Ann Vernon; his grandson, Zegan Mills; his sister, Edna Alred; and his brothers, Earl and Billy Joe Vernon.

"Mr. Vernon was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish, and collect honey from his beekeeping . He also loved to hunt snakes and was involved in the “Rattle Snake Roundup” held annually. He was known by all to have a great sense of humor.

"Survivors include his daughter, Darlene Henson and her husband Tim of Cartersville; his sons, Doug Vernon and his wife Toni Jane, Westley Vernon and his wife Linda of Cartersville; his grandchildren, Danial Vernon, Megan Vernon and Cali Pharis and her husband Jeremy; his great- granddaughter, Paisley Pharis; his brother, A.V. Vernon of Villa Rica, several special nieces and nephews, and Pat Crockford of Cartersville, who was just like a daughter.

"Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home with The Reverend Doug Vernon and the Reverend B.J. Piatt officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens, Cartersville. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

"Serving as pallbearers will be, Mickey Reed, John Cagle, Mike Allen, Marlon Haney, Wilford Hamby, and Charles McGill. Harold Roland will serve as an honorary pallbearer

"Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Danial Vernon; please visit www.parnickjenningsfuneral.com to share memories or to leave a condolence message."

05 April, 2014

Dianne House Popham Obituary



March 2, 1946 - March 30, 2012
"Dianne Davis House Popham, age 66, of Cline Drive, Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Friday morning March 30th at Cartersville Medical Center.

"Mrs. Popham was born March 2, 1946 in Cartersville, Georgia, daughter of the late Charles Davis and Sarah Richards Davis. She was a retired School Bus driver with Cartersville School System for 32 years and was a member of Miller's Chapel Full Gospel Church. She was very instrumental in getting the Special Needs Program started in the Cartersville School System. She loved to sing in the Choir at Church and never met a stranger. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth House; her parents, sister, Charlene Ferguson; brothers, Max Davis and Carter Davis.


"Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Earl Popham; her children, Ken House, Charla & Richie Banks, Randall Popham and Rhonda Robinson; grandchildren, Lacey Brown, Levi Robinson, Davis Banks, Harrison Banks and Riley Banks; sister & brother-in-law, Bennie & Jack House; brother & sister-in-law, Lawson & Cheryl Davis; host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a special friend of 64years, Johnnie Gail Ballard.

"Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon, April 2nd at 2:00 P.M. in the Owen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Max Maybern and Rev. Josh James officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Owen Funeral Home.
Pallbearers include Daryl Ferguson, Steve Banks, Jeffrey Harris, Warren Gilmer, Gene Davis and Jerry House.

"Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to sign the online register book and post tributes.


Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr, SE, Cartersville, GA, has charge of the funeral arrangements."

01 February, 2014

Martha Keeling Lanteigne Obituary


Martha K. Lanteigne 
December 7, 1950 - January 6, 2014

"Martha Keeling Lanteigne, age 63, of Rome, Maine, joined her family in heaven on a rainy, winter's morning on January 6, 2014, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Martha and her twin sister, Marsha, were born on December 7, 1950, in Bartow County, Georgia.

"She graduated frm Cartersville High School in 1969. She married her cousin's best friend from the Marine Corps, Buddy Lanteigne, on August 20, 1971. She moved up to Maine with him where she spent the rest of her life, always returning home to Georgia for a three-week visit every summer. She caught up with old friends, went out to eat, attended high school reunions, stayed with family, and thoroughly enjoyed the warm weather.

"Martha and Buddy had two children, Aimee and Josh, whom they raised in Fairfield, Maine. She also had three grandsons, Keeling, Braden, and Jaxson, whom she loved very, very much. She faithfully attended all of their school and sporting events and enjoyed shopping for their every want and need. She frequently had the boys over for sleepovers at Nana and Papa's house, a beautiful country home down an old dirt road in Rome that Martha always dreamed of. She loved her many cats she had over the years, their bird dog, Bailey Bowater Virginia, and Buddy's sweet horse, Maleea. Martha enjoyed reading, especially about the Civil War, and she loved to shop with her sisters-in-law and nieces. She was a huge fan of Elvis Presley, whom she saw live in concert four times.

"She worked as the head cook at Waterville High School and kept busy, busy, busy all the time despite her heart condition.

"Martha expected to be home for New Year's Eve where she planned to have a belated Christmas celebration with her family, but unexpected complications kept her at the hospital where she fought like a champion for a week to overcome this setback. She put up one hell of a fight. We are all so proud of her, and will miss her dearly.

"She was predeceased by her parents, Bob & Billie Keeling, and her twin sister, Marsha K. Lanham. She is survived by her devoted husband of 42 years, Buddy Lanteigne, of Rome, her daughter Aimee Lanteigne of Gardiner, her son Josh Lanteigne, of Augusta, her grandsons Keeling and Braden Dorogi or Gardiner, and her grandson Jaxson O'Boyle, of Waterville. Other beloved family members include her Aunt Betty Keeling of Cartersville, Georgia, her niece, Susie Strickland, of Dallas, Georgia, her best friend, Sherry Del Stephens, of Cartersville, Georgia, special friends Gary and Beth Smith, of Adairsville, Georgia, her sisters-in-law Judy Buzzell and Janice Moreau, of Rome, and several nieces and nephews and cousins here in Maine, Georgia, and in Maryland. 2.

"Visiting hours will be at Wheeler Funeral Home www.wheelerfh.com in Oakland, Maine, on Thursday, January 9, frm 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Oakland United Baptist Church on Friday, January 10, at 11:00 am.

"Burial will follow later this month at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Cartersville, Georgia. Flowers may be sent to Wheeler Funeral Home, or for those who wish, donations may be made to the Waterville Area Humane Society 100 Webb Road, Waterville, Maine 04901."


Martha, we will miss you terribly.

18 January, 2014

James Erich Tatum Obituary

October 14, 1953 - December 24, 2012

"James Erich Tatum, 59, of Taylorsville, died Monday, December 24, 2012.
Mr. Tatum was born October 14, 1953 in Bad Kissigen, Germany, a son of the late James Earl Tatum.

"He was an Army veteran and employed by New Riverside Ochre Company. James loved to play the guitar and riding motorcycles.

"Survivors include his mother, Helen Tatum Harris, of Folsom, two brothers, Ray Tatum, of Macon and Kenneth Tatum, of Cartersville and a sister, Evelyne Crowe, of Dallas.

"Graveside services were held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 26, 2012, from the Oak Hill cemetery with Rev. Kenny Jacobs officiating. Military rites will be observed.

"Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, was in charge of the arrangements."

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