Obituaries: Margaret A. Bedwell, Infant Johnny Maxwell “Max” Carver, Mr. William Gerald Cook and Mr. John Warren

Obituaries: Margaret A. Bedwell, Infant Johnny Maxwell “Max” Carver, Mr. William Gerald Cook and Mr. John Warren

Mr. William Gerald Cook, age 70, of Shannon, GA, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018.

William was born in Heflin, AL, on October 13, 1947, son of the late William Franklin Cook and Vernice Newburn Cook Biles.  He had been a resident of Shannon and Floyd County for the greater part of his life and was of the Baptist faith.  William was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the United States Army.  Prior to retirement in 2000, he was an over the road trucker and traveled many miles across the Unites States.  William loved to watch old western movies, was a fan of John Wayne and enjoyed panning for gold (he even found several small nuggets).  Mostly, he enjoyed being with his grandchildren and family.

William is survived by his loving wife, Carole Wheeler Cook, whom he married July 27, 1985; daughters, Phaedra, Regina, Renae, Denise and Michelle; son, William; step-daughter, Gina; brothers, Freddie Biles and Eddie Biles; sisters, Shirley and Verte Mae.  Three grandchildren and other relatives and friends also survive.

Graveside services for Mr. William Gerald Cook will be held on Sunday afternoon, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Rush Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Shanklin-Attaway Post Five American Legion Honor Guard conducting full military rites.

The family will receive friends on Saturday evening at Salmon Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

The staff of Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. William G. Cook.


Margaret A. Bedwell was born on August 20, 1942 and passed away on April 12, 2018. Services are incomplete. Daniel’s Funeral Home.


Infant Johnny Maxwell “Max” Carver passed away March 29, 2018 at Northside Hospital Atlanta. He is survived by his parents, Jason T. and Natalie K. Carver; his grandparents, Johnny and Denise Carver and Matthew and Gina Hix; his aunts, Amy Carver and Americus Charles; and his uncle, Joe Hix.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00 am at Sunnyside Baptist Church, 460 Thomas Bluff Rd. NE, Rome, GA 30161 with The Reverend Cheyenne Russell officiating.

Miller and Richards Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to serve Max’s family, please visit www.oaknollchapel.com to share your memories or leave a condolence message.


Mr. John Warren, age 75, of Calhoun, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Warren was born in Floyd County, GA, on March 5, 1943, son of the late George T. Warren and Martha G. Johnson Warren.  He worked in textiles for over 40 years, with Pharr Yarns and Mohawk Industries.  Mr. Warren enjoyed tinkering with motors and as a result of this passion he was well known as an auto and lawnmower mechanic.  He loved music and could just about play any instrument he picked up, including the guitar, banjo and mandolin.  He and his wife, Lavonda, loved and attended Miracle Temple for several years.  John was an avid reader of the Bible, he was always studying and shared his findings with others as a minister at Miracle Temple and other churches.  John is lovingly remembered as the man “who is always right” (whether he was or not) and the one who had to think on things for a couple of days. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavonda Warren; three sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include seven children, Johnny Warren (Sherrie), Woodville, AL, James Warren (Heather), Luthersville, Jerry Warren, Forsyth, Jeff Warren (Terrie), Rome, James Gravitte (Melissa), Calhoun, Donna Warren, Hawkinsville, Sabrina Floyd, Calhoun; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a sister, Sandra Cook, Shannon; a brother, Julius Warren, Rome.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. James Wells, the Rev. James Gravitte, Bro. Caleb Warren, Bro. Micah Warren and Bro. John Dorsey officiating.  Interment will follow in Gordon Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Pallbearers are asked to meet at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Sunday by 1:30 PM and include:  Dale Bohannon, Jarett Gravitte, Micah Warren, Caleb Warren, Eric Warren and Tony Warren. Honorary pallbearers include, Jack White, Clinton Edwards, Mel Wheat and Chuck Wheat.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

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