Community Obituaries



MRS. SARA TUGGLE

Mrs. Sara Gladys Ragland Tuggle, age 89, of Roopville passed away May 16, 2020.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Welcome United Methodist Church Cemetery
with Rev. Mark Williams officiating.

Mrs. Tuggle was born July 15, 1930 in Heard County to the late Lynn Ragland and Bessie Naomi Merrill Ragland.
She was a member of Welcome United Methodist Church, which she attended regularly.

She worked for about 10 years for Tanner Medical Center in the records department. When her husband founded
Southside Clutch in 1971 she worked alongside him and their son, Mark, as the secretary.

Along with her duties in the business she maintained the household cooking and cleaning. In her free time she loved
to work in her garden, where she grew food for the table and beautiful flowers.

Among her favorite outings were trips to the beauty shop. She held a special place in her heart for her
granddaughters, and loved spending as much time with them as she could.

Survivors include: her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Wanda Tuggle of Roopville; two granddaughters: Jennifer
Tuggle and Ashley Tuggle; one sister, Carol Brown of Douglasville; one brother, Clyde Ragland (Grace) of Winder;
and a number of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dumer Clyde Tuggle.

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

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





MR. DAVE LANNEN

Mr. David Lee Lannen, age 63, owner and operator of Store to Door Pizza, of Franklin, passed away May 17, 2020.

Dave was born May 5, 1957 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania to the late Richard Allen Lannen and Anna Girster Lannen.
As a boy he enjoyed riding his bike along the Susquehanna River. He would tell about the flood of 1972 caused by
the remnants of Hurricane Agnes.

He graduated from Lock Haven Senior High School in 1976 and attended the Pennsylvania College of Technology
where he earned an associates degree in engineering. This led to a love of all things electronic. He was famous for
generating all of the electricity needed for his house with solar panels.

His love of small towns drew him to Newnan where he founded C&D’s Pizzeria. He later expanded his business to
Franklin, where he opened Store to Door Pizza in 1988. It was originally located on the square where Available
Realty is located today. Through the years he employed local high school students, who became lifelong friends.

The business became successful, so he moved across the river to the “Hilltop” and opened The Pizza Place. He
stayed in that location until circumstances forced him to sell the business.

Sometime later, Dave and another good friend, Jim Vaughn, opened a new restaurant in the current location. They
brought back the old name (Store to Door Pizza), and returned to food delivery. Many customers have eaten
countless meals served by Dave and his employees.

Recently Dave brought one of his longtime employees, Danielle Boggus, along as his partner in the business to
ensure that the restaurant will serve Franklin for many years to come.

One of Dave’s favorite pastimes was photography. The wall of Store to Door Pizza is lined with many of his favorite
pictures of family, former employees, and customers.

He also enjoyed deer hunting and alternative rock music. He was famous for his love of coffee, and adored his dogs.

He dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He also had a big heart for his community. He always tried to
support the local businesses whenever he could.

Survivors include: his wife, Tracy Lannen of Franklin; one daughter, Autumn Lannen of Baton Rouge, LA; two sons:
Dylan Lannen of Newnan and Austin Lannen (Kelly) of Hogansville; two step-daughters: Jessica Story of Franklin and
Patricia Story Smith (Kaylon) of LaGrange; five grandchildren: Willow Brady, Leigha Brady, Mason Lannen, Wesley
Johnson, and Brylor Sheppard; one sister, Nancy Lannen; two brothers: John Lannen and Dale Lannen; other
relatives; and a host of employees, customers and friends from Store to Door Pizza.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Ilona Sparks, and two brothers: Kenny Lannen and
Richard Lannen.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.

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

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




MRS. BURLA MAE POPE

Mrs. Burla Mae Cavender Pope, age 95, a resident of Traylor Nursing Home, passed away May 15, 2020 at Clay
County Hospital due to complications from COVID-19.

She was born February 26, 1925 in Heard County to the late Ridley B Cavender and Alma Sheets Cavender. She
was a Christian by faith.

She worked for Whittenbaum Manufacturing in the Knitting room before her retirement.

Her favorite times were spent cooking a big spread at home for the family. She was especially famous for her
buttermilk biscuits. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include: her son and daughter-in-law, James and Susan Pope of Five Points, AL; four grandchildren: Wes
Pope, Susanne Barfield (Jason), Brad Pope (Dakon), and Scott Pope (Carrie); five great-grandchildren: Madison
Barfield, Cilicia Barfield, Logan Barfield, Colton Pope, and a Baby Boy Pope due later this year; and a number of
other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Pope.

She was laid to rest beside her husband in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on a
later date.

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

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




MR. JACK BRAZEAL, SR

Mr. Jack Cleveland Brazeal, Sr.
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age 87, of Franklin passed away May 1, 2020.

There will be a private graveside service for immediate family to be held at High Point Church of God Cemetery with
Rev. Mark Tatum officiating.

Mr. Brazeal was born March 8, 1933 in Heard County. His mother, Odessa Lancaster Brazeal, passed away shortly
after his birth. His father, the late John C. Brazeal, married a second time to the late Evie Spradlin.

He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He had an
intense love for his country and was a member of the American Legion Post 148.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Heard County Roads Department.

He was an active member of High Point Church of God, where he served as the Sunday School Superintendent for
many years.

Among his favorite pastimes were farming, gardening and hunting. He always enjoyed being outdoors.

His most precious times were spent with family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Among his favorite outings were trips to Gospel singings with his beloved wife, Joan. They had been married almost
64 years.

Survivors include: his wife, Joan Brazeal of Franklin; two sons: Jack C. Brazeal, Jr. and John D. Brazeal (Janet) all of
Franklin; six grandchildren: Jason Brazeal, Joshua Brazeal, Bobbie Katen (Chris), Todd Huey (Ashley), Chelsea
Butler (Dillon), and Taylor Brazeal; ten great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, John C. Brazeal; his mother, Odessa Brazeal; his step-mother, Evie Brazeal;
four sisters: Gladys Bell, Grace Dean, Gene Adcock, and Jacqueline Brazeal; and four brothers: Bill Brazeal, Glen
Brazeal, Colbert Brazeal, and Alvin Brazeal.

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

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



MR. GENE WHEAT

Mr. Marvin Eugene “Gene” Wheat, age 78, of Roopville passed away April 12, 2020.

He was born April 28, 1941 in Whitfield County, GA to the late John Brittain Wheat and Hattie Mae Douglas Wheat.
He was a Methodist by faith.

He worked as a pipe fitter in the construction industry for many years. An avid outdoorsman, his favorite pastimes
were hunting and fishing. He was also an accomplished carpenter, and loved to work with wood.

Survivors include: three sons: Jared Wheat, Jason Wheat, and Britt Wheat; eight grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren; one brother, Bob Wheat; and a number of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Wheat.

No service is 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.


Winell Vaughan Thomas

(June 03, 1936 – April 27, 2020)
Winell Vaughan Thomas, age 83, of Lakeland, FL passed away Monday April 27, 2020 at the home of her daughter
in Florida.
Winell was a resident of LaGrange, GA until 1960 when she and her husband moved to Lakeland, FL.  She was a
Christian and a lifetime member of the Church of God. Winell co-owned and operated B.J. Thomas, Inc. and Mid
Florida Excavating with her husband, Bobby, until their retirement.
Winell bravely battled Alzheimer’s for the last five years. She died peacefully with her daughter by her side. She
loved her family and her many pets. She was a wonderful cook and loved helping others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Mary Jewell Vaughan; twin sister, Lunell Vaughan; and her
loving husband, Bobby J. Thomas.
She is survived by her son, Stanley L. Thomas (Beverly) of LaGrange, GA; daughter, Yvonne Thomas Sapp of
Lakeland, FL; grandchildren: Zachary Patten of Absarokee, MT, David Thomas (Cosimo Magazzino) of Rome, Italy, A.
J. Sapp of Lakeland, FL, and Shelby Sapp of Gainesville, FL; Brother, Raymon (Jerrell) Vaughan of LaGrange, GA;
and many nieces and nephews.  
In accordance with the present COVID-19 Virus Mandate, a graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on May 3,
2020, at Ridgeway Baptist Church, Franklin, GA for the immediate family.
The Thomas family is being assisted by Stutts Funeral Home, 2717 Franklin Pkwy, Franklin, GA 30217.



MR. PAUL AVERETT

Mr. John Paul Averett, age 81, of Millen, GA passed away April 17, 2020.

A private graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan.

Mr. Averett was born August 2, 1938 in Talbot County, GA to the late Idas Thelma Averett and Elizabeth Howard
Averett. He was a Baptist by faith.

He served his country in the US Army. After his time in the Army he worked for Bonnel in Newnan. He retired after 32
years of service in the maintenance department as a foreman and supervisor.

He always preferred to be outside. During his working years he loved to raise hogs and Black Angus cattle. Recently
he enjoyed sitting and watching animals and other wildlife.

His favorite food was chocolate. He especially loved to drink chocolate milk.

Survivors include: two sons, Steven Paul Averett and Jonathan Averett; and a number of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Averett, and three sisters: Mildred Moelke,
Thelma Averett, and Mable Devine.

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

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