Community Obituaries
MR. SILAS THOMAS LAWRENCE

Mr. Silas Thomas Lawrence, age 71, of Franklin passed away Sunday February 18, 2018.

A memorial service will be conducted Thursday February 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Stutts Funeral
Home with the Rev. Donald Arnell officiating.

The family will accept guests at Stutts Funeral Home from 12:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service.

Mr. Lawrence was born August 20, 1946 in Paulding County, GA to the late Joseph Thomas Lawrence and Katie Bell
Moore Shinpaugh. He was a Baptist by faith.

He worked hard to take care of his family, and retired from the city of Union City after 37 years of service as a truck
driver.

His family was always at the center of his life. He loved them deeply, and was especially caring for his wife, who had
developed bad health recently. Family gatherings for a hearty meal were among his most precious times.

He had a heart of gold and was always willing to help his fellow man in times of need. He enjoyed carrying on a
conversation with anyone willing to listen.

In his free time, he loved to go for a ride and spend time outdoors. He also relished sitting down and enjoying a good
cigarette. Time was very important to him. He owned an atomic clock that he checked very often.

Survivors include: his wife, Shirley Lawrence of Franklin; one daughter, Sherry Collins of Franklin; one son, George
Lawrence of Columbus; eight grandchildren; two sisters: Nancy Marella (Jerry) of Franklin and Carol Dean of
Franklin; and a number of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Lonnie Banks; one sister, Joyce Lawrence; and
two brothers: Dennis Lawrence and Arnold Shinpaugh.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.


MRS. ANITA LEDBETTER

Mrs. Anita Ruth Sanders Ledbetter, age 55, of Franklin passed away February 11, 2018.

Mrs. Ledbetter was born June 12, 1962 in Carrollton to the late Lewis Sanders and Betty Jean Pike. She was a
Baptist by faith, and worked as a postal clerk for the US Post Office in LaGrange.

She showed love in many ways, and had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. Her most precious times
were spent getting together with her family for dinner. She also loved animals, and would adopt any stray that
showed up at her home.

Survivors include: one daughter, Natalie Seese of Ephesus; two sons: Brandon Seese (Melissa Hartsfield) of
Ephesus and Jordan Gibson (Courtney) of Bowdon; four grandchildren: Chase Seese, Chandon Seese, Chance
Seese and Ellie Gibson; one sister, Alisa Hamby of Newnan; and a number of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.


MRS. EDNA KEEL

Mrs. Edna Lee McWhorter Keel, age 91, of Roopville passed away February 8, 2018.

A private graveside service was held February 10, 2018 at Jackson’s Gap Baptist Church Cemetery in Tallapoosa
County, Alabama with the Rev. Boyd Miller officiating.

Mrs. Keel was born November 18, 1926 in Cleburne County, Alabama to the late Lee Rosco McWhorter and
Josephene Amma McLendon McWhorter.

She was a woman of strong faith and read her Bible daily. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church of
LaGrange, and attended when she was able. She loved her church and her church family.

She was a sweet loving woman, who held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She always looked forward to family reunions.

In her spare time she liked to garden. She was especially proud of her grancy graybeard bush. She also enjoyed
reading and listening to religious music.

Survivors include: three sons: Nathaniel Keel (Norma) of Carrollton, Dr. Edwin Keel (Connie) of Oxford, AL, and
Samuel Keel of Tampa, FL; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Nell Davis and Alma Keel;
and a number of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Anderson Keel; one daughter-in-law,
Pam Cook-Keel; one grandson, Brian Keel; one sister, Josephene Denney; and two brothers: Malcolm McWhorter
and Stipe McWhorter.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.


MR. RANDY YATES

Mr. Randy Austin Yates, age 64, of Roopville passed away Monday January 29, 2018.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday February 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Stutts Funeral Home.
The family will accept guests from 12:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service.

Mr. Yates was born August 22, 1953 in Carrollton to Novis Louise Daniel Smith and the late Durell Austin Yates. He
was a Christian by faith.

Prior to his failing health he worked as an office clerk for Yellow Freight Lines.

He dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

He enjoyed gardening and grew vegetables and flowers. He was especially proud of his roses.

He liked to read, listen to music and go dancing. Talent shows were some of his favorite TV programs. He was also a
science fiction fan and loved to watch Star Trek.

Survivors include: his wife, Muriel Yates of Roopville; his mother, Novis Smith of Roopville; two sons: Jonathan Yates
of Roopville and Caleb Yates (Jenny) of Newnan; four grandchildren: Piper, Lilly, Kayleigh and Jasmine Yates; one
brother, Chris Yates; three step-sisters; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.