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  1. Mike Christopher, 64, of Dallas, GA passed away on January 10, 2020 at Wellstar Paulding Hospital. He was born September 8, 1955 in Gainesville, GA. He was Christian/Baptist faith. He a loving father and grandfather. He was a lieutenant with Paulding County Sheriff’s Department for 21 years and previously with Marietta Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his partner in life, Ruth Simpson, his children: Scott Christopher of Bremen, GA, Jim and Penny Hatsell of Dallas, GA, Mary Simpson Parker of Dallas, GA, and Warren and Lisa Holland of Kentucky; his brothers: Bob (Gwenn) Christopher of Cleveland, GA and Donnie (Arlene) Christopher of Stone Mountain, GA; and six grandchildren. Mr. Christopher was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Clyde Christopher and Clarice Maude (Camp) Christopher; his sister, Joan Christopher; his brothers infant Ronnie Christopher, Joe Christopher, Ray Christopher, and David Christopher; his grandchildren Cody Christopher, Kyle Christopher, and Caitlynn Christopher. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joey Meeks officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Relief Fund, c/o Sheriff Gary Gulledge, 247 Industrial Way, N., Dallas, GA 30132. Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family on our website, www.samclarkfuneralhome.com.
  2. Shanna Breann Stephens, age 30, of Hiram, GA passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019. She was born on May 18, 1989, in Douglasville, GA. Shanna was preceded in death by her sister, Vanessa Owens. She is survived by her mother and step-father Tami and Robert Owens of Hiram, GA and her father and step-mother Bill and Jane Stephens of South Carolina. She is also survived by her grandparents Dean and Mal Rowell of Douglasville, GA and her siblings: Shay Stephens and Cassandra Coward of South Carolina; Amanda Farmer of Hiram, GA; Summer and Ray Floyd of South Carolina; Chapell and Sidney Rainwater of South Carolina. She was a member of West Ridge Church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at West Ridge Church with Rev. Brian Bloye and Rev. Steve Veale officiating. Interment will follow at Melrose Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 1:00 to 3:00 on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation through their website https://nnpdf.org/fundraising/make-a-donation/. Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our website, www.samclarkfuneralhome.com, to leave online condolences for the family.
  3. Oletha Jenkins, 84, of Dallas, GA passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Tranquility at Cobb Hospice Center. She was born on April 2, 1935 in Atlanta, GA and graduated from West Fulton High School in 1952. The glue that kept the family together, she loved hosting all her family for all the holidays and special occasions. Her favorite place was Cade’s Cove. She enjoyed camping, and she had a place at the lake for years that she loved. In her later years she enjoyed watching the wild animals on her property and her numerous hummingbird feeders. As much as she loved hummingbirds, she loved being with her grandchildren more. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Pebble Brook Baptist Church in Mableton, GA. She worked for more than 20 years as a secretary for the YWCA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Jack Akins and her parents Roy and Pauline Embrey and a brother Gary Embrey. She is survived by her current husband Jerry Jenkins, her son Kim and his wife Jan Akins of Powder Springs, GA and her daughters Jaleta and husband David Cooper of Dallas, GA; Vickie Peaster of Marietta, GA; Cindy and her husband Gary Warner of Acworth, GA; Tammy and her husband Eddie Smith of Marietta, GA; one sister, Judy and her husband Gerald Robertson of Mableton, GA, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. from Clark Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Tibbitts officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, December 2, 2019, from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our website, www.samclarkfuneralhome.com, to leave online condolences for the family.
  4. Mr. Carl Eugene Smith, 87, of Dallas, GA passed away at Rockmart Health & Rehabilitation Center in Rockmart, GA on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly J. Smith and his son, Scott Smith. Mr. Smith is survived by his son, Mark (Edith) Smith of Dallas, GA; his grandchildren Christy Smith of Dallas, GA, Jason Smith of Douglasville, GA, and Taylor Smith of Dallas, GA; as well as two great-grandchildren, Shelby Smith and Nolen Smith. Mr. Smith was of the Christian faith (Baptist). A United States Army Veteran, he worked for Lockheed for more than 32 years. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. from Clark Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Peaceful Meadows Cemetery, Dallas, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our website, www.samclarkfuneralhome.com, to leave online condolences for the family.
  5. Joel Maurice “Fred” Morgan, 80, of Powder Springs, GA passed away on November 28, 2019, at Tranquility Cobb Hospice in Austell, GA. He was born on October 15, 1939 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Morgan is survived by his beloved wife Harriett Wackwitz Morgan of 57 years; sons, Dean (Sharon) Morgan of Rockmart, GA and Jason (Cindy) Morgan of Hiram, GA; one daughter, Ginger (Dwayne) Howell of Dallas, GA; two brothers, Jerry (Scarlett) Morgan of Rockmart, GA and Wooley Morgan of Kingston, GA; one sister, Pat (Frazier) Mitchell of Mableton, GA; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Asa Irma Morgan and Marguerite Hobbs Morgan. He was of the Christian faith and served as an ordained deacon. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps and owned a grading company for 30 years. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. from Clark Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Morgan, Rev. Zack Morgan, and Brother Vermon Parmer officiating. Interment will follow in Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgia Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org/Georgia. Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our website, www.samclarkfuneralhome.com, to leave online condolences for the family.
  6. Roy Oxford, 91, of Dallas, GA passed away on October 20, 2019. He was born on April 4, 1928, in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Oxford served in the United States Army as a Medical Technician during World War II. He was a truck driver for Kroger for 35 years. He is survived by his children Wayne (Sandy) Oxford of Lawrenceville, GA and Gail Oxford of Dallas, GA; his brother Clyde William (Diane) Oxford of Flowery Branch, GA; four grandchildren: Stephen Greene, Corly Brook, Scott Oxford, and Evelyn Oxford; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Oxford, and his brother, Ralph M. Oxford. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 23, at time 11:00 a.m. from Clark Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Thomas Blagg officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project. Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our website, www.samclarkfuneralhome.com, to leave online condolences for the family.
  7. Terry Clarke, 73, of Douglasville, GA passed away on October 18, 2019 at Wellstar Cobb Hospital. He was born on August 7, 1946 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Clarke was of Baptist faith. He became a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and earned several medals, badges, and commendations. After serving as a combat engineer, he worked as a development mechanic at Lockheed Georgia for more than 30 years. He leaves his wife of 25 years, Jane Clarke; two daughters, Jennifer (Jason) Miller of Villa Rica, GA and Mistie (Cam) Brooks of Lithia Springs, GA; one brother, W.M. (Joan) Clarke of Ballground, GA; two grandchildren, Jake Benoskie and Maddie Jane Brooks; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Clarke was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Bert Clarke and Frankie Mae Moore Clarke. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Clark Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Marbut officiating. Interment will follow at Powder Springs Memorial Gardens in Powder Springs, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our website, www.samclarkfuneralhome.com, to leave online condolences for the family.
  8. Edward Matthew “Matt” Corley, age 47 of Dallas, GA, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019. He was employed in Sales for approximately 25 years. Survivors include his parents; Edward and Brenda Corley of Dallas, GA; sisters, Alison and Brandon Gurley of Dallas, GA, Alisha and Jeff Daniell of Dallas, GA, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home with Rev. Don Rackley officiating. Interment will follow at Peaceful Meadows Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 between the hours of 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. To leave online condolences for the family, please feel free to visit our website at www.samclarkfuneralhome.com Clark Funeral Home in the Hiram, GA is in charge of arrangements.
  9. David Gaston Tatum, age 74 of Powder Springs, GA passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019. He was self- employed as a Meat Cutter for approximately 55 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; Andrew James and Ida Marie Tatum. Survivors include his loving wife, Cheryl Tatum of Powder Springs, GA; son, David James and Jana Tatum of Villa Rica, GA; daughters, Cindy and Bill Painter of Roswell, GA, Kim and Rick Everett of Dallas, GA; grandchildren, Jessica and James Farmer, Blake Teal, Payton Everett and fiancé Melissa Garner, Aubrey Everett and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home with Dr. Kenny Ott and Pastor Tommy Chapman officiating. Interment will follow at Paulding Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. To leave online condolences for the family, please feel free to visit our website at www.samclarkfuneralhome.com Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA is in charge of arrangements.
  10. Sadie Jane Locklear, age 75 of Dallas, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. She was a Bus Driver for Paulding County School System for 41 years prior to her retirement and a member of New Life Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters; Rebecca Ann (Carey) Canup of Dallas, GA, Patricia Lynn Locklear of Dallas, GA; sisters, Glenda Guice of Villa Rica, GA, Carolyn Johnson of Rome, GA and Charlotte Austin of Rockmart; granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Canup, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Parrish officiating. Interment will follow in Dallas Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wellstar Tranquility at Cobb Hospital 4040 Hospital W Drive, Austell, GA 30106. Clark Funeral Home Hiram, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.samclarkfuneralhome.com
  11. Cecil Dean Butler, age 82 passed away at his residence on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. He was a painting contractor for approximately 40 years and a Major League Baseball Player with the Braves from 1959-1964. He was preceded in death by his parents; Paul Henry and Nora Gulledge Butler and sister, Thelma Foster. Survivors include his son; David (Lisa) Butler of Dallas, GA, daughters; Mary Lewis of Adairsville, GA and Dawn Reisner; granddaughter, Amanda (Coye) Cantrell and grandson, David (Kristina) Butler. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home with Pastor Shad Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Paulding Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening, October 5, 2019 between the hours of 5:00-8:00 p.m. Clark Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.samclarkfuneralhome.com
  12. Coach Jimmy Ray Matthews, age 85 of Dallas, GA passed away on Monday evening, September 30, 2019. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dallas and a teacher and coach for many years in the Paulding County School System, first at Dallas High School, Paulding County High School and retired from East Paulding High School. Coach Matthews was preceded in death by his wife; Sue Matthews; parents; Ray H. and Rozzie Lee Redding Matthews; brothers, Bobby and Larry Matthews. Survivors include his daughters; Pam Matthews of Dallas, GA, Debora (Mark) Shipp of Dallas, GA, Kim (Mark) Cromer of Dahlongea, GA; sisters, Kathy Jane Matthews of Villa Rica, GA, Sarah Morton of Villa Rica, GA; grandchildren, Matthew Maulding, James Ray (Hannah) Wilson, Stuart (Lindsey) Young, Elliott Cromer, David Cromer, Noah Cromer and great-grandchildren, Ashlynn Wilson, Raylyn Young and Maddie Grace Maulding. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home with Rev. Blake Trent officiating. Interment will follow in the Dallas Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 4,2019 from 1:00 pm until the funeral hour. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers; James Wilson, Stuart Young, Elliott Cromer, David Cromer, Noah Cromer, and Shane Matthews. Honorary pallbearers will be; Wayne “Stumpy” Cohran and Robert Parsons. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. www.samclarkfuneralhome.com)
  13. Tina Leigh Rutledge, age 48 of Dallas, GA passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019. She was a 1989 graduate of Paulding County High School, following graduation she worked in the banking industry briefly, then joined the Paulding County Judicial Court System, later becoming Deputy Clerk. Her health forced her to take a leave of absence that resulted in full disability later. Through her career she was well known for her loving smile and personality. She was a member of North Paulding Baptist Church. Tina was loved by all who knew her both family and friends and will always be loved, missed and remembered. She loved her family and was always writing poems and cooking unusual meals. Tina’s journey in life touched many, many people in all walks of life and she will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her father, Art Rutledge; Grandmother, Katie Benson; Grandparents, J.C. and Emmalenee Rutledge; Aunt Gail Brewer; Uncle Jimmy Rutledge and step-son, Chris Upton. Survivors include her son, Jay Wood of Buchanan, GA; daughter, Shaylin Upton of Dallas, GA; husband, Ken Upton of Dallas, GA; step-daughter, Chelsea Upton of Temple, GA; mother, Gail Benson Stegall (Tony) of Dallas, GA; sister, Tara (Jeff) Hollis; step-sister, Shea Keown of Dallas, GA; step-brothers, Jeff (Lisa) Stegall of Rockmart, GA, Dutch Matthews of Rockmart, GA; grandfather, Floyd Benson of Dallas, GA; Uncles, Wayne (Lisa) Benson of Dallas, GA, Jeff (Bridgette) Benson of Dallas, GA, Aunts, Brenda Fowler of McDonough, GA, Ann (Bernie) Fromm of Arizona; many nieces and nephews that she loved very much and Special Niece, Angelia Benson Wade “Punkin Head”. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm from the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Cole, Rev. Eddie Wyatt and Rev. Todd Tibbitts officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Ken Upton, Jay Wood, Jeff Hollis, Wayne Benson, Jeff Benson, Barry Keown, Grady Wade, Kreed Benson and Cody Hollis. The following gentlemen will serve as honorary pallbearers; Gage Crawford, Ben Wood, Tyler Wood, Brandon Wood and Hal Wood. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 3, 2019 between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 p.m. Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. www.samclarkfuneralhome.com)
  14. Casey Ryan Ball, age 29, of Dallas, GA, passed unexpectedly Friday, September 27, 2019. He was born on June 8, 1990 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA. Casey Ball graduated from East Paulding High School and worked as a Crew Supervisor for Randal Lowe Plumbing. He was a loving fiancé, son, brother, uncle and friend who will be missed by many. Casey was well respected and abundantly loved by all. With his outgoing personality, he never met a stranger or lost a friend. He had a unique and special bond with every person he encountered. His infectious smile lit up the world and his contagious laugh made it go around. Casey’s spirt was wild and free, his heart selfless and giving. He knew no end to lending a helping hand. “If I have it, you have it” and ”what’s mine is yours” he would alway say. His hobbies included being outdoors, going as fast as possible, spending time with family, friends and his dog, Kane. Children were magnetized to Casey. He was reliable, smart, uplifting and had a great sense of humor. Casey would make light of any situation and would always look for the positive. He will be cherished forever and missed eternally. Survivors include his loving fiancé of three years; Brittany Kennedy of Dallas, GA, father; Curtis and Kathy Ball of Logan, WV, mother; Becky and Robert Goncher of Pace, FL, brother; Corey and Julie Ball of Dallas, GA, nephew; Avery Ball, niece; Kendall Ball, and future in-laws, Greg and Linda Kennedy of Acworth, GA. Funeral services for Mr. Casey Ball will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Clark Funeral Home with Chad Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. To leave online condolences for the family, please feel free to visit our website at www.samclarkfuneralhome.com Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements.
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