Obituaries: Mr. Johnnie Carter, Mrs. Vonnie D. Fuqua Griffeth, Mrs. Carolyn L Guthridge.

Obituaries: Mr. Johnnie Carter, Mrs. Vonnie D. Fuqua Griffeth, Mrs. Carolyn L Guthridge.

 

Mrs. Vonnie D. Fuqua Griffeth, age 99, of Statesboro, formerly of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at a Statesboro hospice facility.

Mrs. Griffeth was born in Bartow County, Georgia, on June 19, 1918, daughter of the late Robert Fuqua and the late Emily Brock Fuqua. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Alvin Hugh Griffeth, on July 3, 2003, and by five brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Griffeth worked for 26 years for the Celanese Corporation and then later worked for 17 years at Berry College. She was a member of the Desoto Park Baptist Church.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Lynda Lynn, Statesboro; two stepsons, Will Griffeth, Statesboro, and James Griffeth, LaGrange; 10 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday from 1pm until the service time.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Carolyn L Guthridge, age 81 of Garden Lakes, Georgia, passed away peacefully December 5, 2017 after an extended illness.

She was a longtime resident of this area and retired from Berry College Bookstore. She was a member of Trinity United Christian Church. Mrs. Guthridge is survived by her husband, Mr. Richard Guthridge Sr.; her one son, Mr. Richard Guthridge Jr. (Tammy); her two daughters, Mrs. Debbie Ross (David) and Mrs. Kay Wight (Steven); in addition 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and five special grandchildren; her brother, Leonard Chaney of Virginia; and her sister, Dorothy Leasure of Maryland.

Funeral Services will be held Friday December 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Oaknoll Chapel. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens 2549 Shorter Ave. Rome, GA. Pastor Joey Ineichen will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1 p.m. until the service hour.

Those gentlemen serving as pallbearers are Charlie Guthridge, Ricky Freeman Jr., Randy Dean, Will Guthridge, Kelly Spencer and Tuff Guthridge. Honorary Pallbearers are Cole Guthridge, Ethan Carver, Mason Freeman and Damien Dean.

Mr. Johnnie Carter, 72, of Rome,GA transition on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Wright Memorial Mortuary.

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