Obituaries: Mike Timothy Craig, Mr. Benjamin Prater, Ms. Lynda Lane Tillery Reynolds, Myrtis Rose, Lindsey James Trussell.

Obituaries: Mike Timothy Craig, Mr. Benjamin Prater, Ms. Lynda Lane Tillery Reynolds, Myrtis Rose, Lindsey James Trussell.


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Ms. Lynda Lane Tillery Reynolds, age 76, of Lindale, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017, at her residence.

Ms. Reynolds was born in Floyd County on January 16, 1941, daughter of the late James Roscoe Lane and the late Maudie Lee Smith Lane.  She was a 1959 graduate of Pepperell High School in Lindale and attended Coosa Valley Technical School and Floyd College.

A Licensed Practical Nurse, Ms. Reynolds retired from Floyd Medical Center following over 24 years of employment.  An accomplished pianist and organist, she was involved in the Music Ministry at Wax Baptist Church for a number of years.  Currently, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Lindale.  A longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lindale Chapter #265, Ms. Reynolds served in many leadership positions including Worthy Matron, being awarded her 50-year pin recently.  She was Past Worthy Advisor of the International Order of Rainbow and a recipient of the Grand Cross of Colors.  She was also a member of the Past Worthy Matrons and Patrons Club of District 14.

Survivors include her three sons, Kenneth Tillery, and his wife, Terri, Rome, Steven Tillery, and his wife, Sandra, Niceville, FL, and David Tillery, and his wife, Jessica, Rome; 10 grandchildren, Katresha Tillery, Chatsworth, Shaunda Harris, and her husband, Josh, Cartersville, Kevin Tillery, and his wife, Malorie, Rome, Megan Tillery, Rome, Breeanna Martin, and her husband, Joey, Lindale, Olivia Brown, Cedartown, Matt Brigmond, Niceville, FL, Selena Tillery, Rome, Evan Baird, Rome, and Jacob Tillery, Rome; 9 great grandchildren, many cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Skelton officiating and with the Order of the Eastern Star, Lindale Chapter #265 providing last rites.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Tuesday from 5 until 7 p.m.  At other hours, they may be contacted at their respective homes.

Pallbearers are requested to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and include:  Barry Tillery, Kevin Tillery, Wesley Johnson, Josh Harris, Brad Cochran and William Lands.   An honorary escort will include members of the Lindale Chapter #265, O. E. S.

Mike Timothy Craig

Mike Timothy Craig, age 54, of Kingston, passed away Thursday October 5, 2017

Mike was born November 27, 1962, to the late Clarence Hubert Craig and Emma Jo Craig. He was preceded in death by his father Clarence Hubert Craig.

Survivors include mother Emma Craig, son Joseph Hubert Craig, daughter Amanda Smith, brother Daniel Craig, sisters Jean Ann Milwood, and Joann Craig Baker, two grandchildren, Zarin Faith Barfield, Hadleigh Alynn Barfield.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday October 10, 2017, at Barnsley United Methodist Church, 141 Barnsley Church Road, Kingston, Ga. 30145 with Rev. Harold Ingram officiating. Interment will follow in Barnsley United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive on Tuesday October 10, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be to the Mike Craig Memorial Funds, c/o Amanda Smith, at Suntrust Bank.

Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home.


Mr. Benjamin Prater, age 66 of 703 Church St., Rockmart, Ga., transitioned on Sunday, October 8, 2017. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.

Lindsey James Trussell

Lindsey James Trussell, age 52, of Rome passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 ,in an Atlanta Medical Center.

Lindsey was born September 7, 1965 ,in Pinellas Park, Fl. He was employed by Trussell and Associate’s Insurance Agency. He was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Ray and Betty Dobbs Trussell, Rome; partner, Steven R. Boyd, Rome; siters, Seena (Bill) Cory, Lindale; brother, Clay (Debbie) Trussell, Summerville, SC; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday October 9, 2017 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Roger Lantern officiating. Interment followed in Rome Memorial Park.

Pallbearers included Brian Cory, Hayden Cory, Jamie Kouch, Kevin Wilson, Johnny Ray Wheat, and Joseph Sutherland.  His nieces will serve as honorary pallbearers, Joy Bowden, Francey Cory Elisabeth Trussell, Vika Trussell, Katie Trussell, Haley Blair, Regan Boyd, Madison Blair, and Hannah Blair.

Myrtis Rose died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Miller & Richards Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home.

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