Obituaries - 07.15.15


John R. Lofstrom



John “Jack” R. Lofstrom, age 90, of McDonough, Ga. died Sunday, July 5, 2015. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn. to the late John Ludvig and Ingrid Johnson Lofstrom. Jack proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and active in the American Legion, Optimist Club and Odd Fellows during his early retired years in Santa Paula, Calif. Jack was a senior advisor to the Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, Ill. and sold energy research to member organizations. He enjoyed playing golf and billiards. Cheering on his Chicago Bears and Cubs, and Fresno State Bulldogs was his sports watching passion. He was an avid reader of national and financial news and loved history. All who knew him loved his warm smile and hearty laugh. He will be deeply missed. Jack was preceded in death by his brothers, Earl Lofstrom, Boulder Creek, Calif. and Mike Lofstrom, Fresno, Calif.

Mr. Lofstrom is survived by his children, Debbie (Dan) Watkins, McDonough, Ga.; Ken (Mary) Lofstrom, Sequim, Wash.; Karen Traxler, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Linda Lofstrom, Evanston, Ill.; Sue Leker, Kenosha, Wis.; grandchildren, Angie Adkins, Joe (Shanda) Watkins, Kayley Lofstrom, Eva Lofstrom, Alissa Lofstrom, Cody Traxler, Carlin Traxler, Michelle Leker, David Leker, Erin Leker, and many great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Allen Barbee officiating. Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org). Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry, www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Randy Rutledge
Mr. Randy “Rut” Rutledge, age 59 of Hampton, Ga. passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Harbor Grace Hospice in Atlanta. Mr. Rutledge was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 5, 1955. Mr. Rutledge graduated from BTI Bible College and received a degree from Laurus Technical College in Heating and Air Conditioning. He is preceded in death by his father, Willie Frank Rutledge.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia B. Rutledge; daughters, Angel Long and Alisha Rutledge; grandchildren, Hunter Long and Ava Long; mother, Jean M. Rutledge; brother, Larry Rutledge; sisters, Linda Duke and Diann Rutledge; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Mr. Rutledge will be on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from noon until 2 p.m. at McDonough First Assembly of God, 338 Ga-42 McDonough, GA 30253. Following the visitation, a funeral service will be conducted at the church at 2 p.m. Ronnie Duffey will officiate. Interment in Eastlawn Memorial Cemetery. Please join the family in honoring the life of Randy “Rut” Rutledge visiting www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com and posting your tributes and memories. Conner- Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin is in charge of the arrangements.


Martha Phillips Chick
Martha Phillips Chick, age 93 of McDonough, Ga., died July 8, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry, www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Billy Gene Craig
Mr. Billy Gene Craig, age 82, of McDonough, Ga. passed away June 15, 2015.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 19, 2015 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Pastor Gary L. Boggs officiating. Interment at Philadelphia United Methodist Church Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to Philadelphia United Methdoist Church, 156 Philadelphia Drive, McDonough, GA 30252. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Annie Turner Stephens
Annie Turner Stephens, of Stockbridge, Ga., age 88, died July 10, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry, www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Nova Ray Bass
Mrs. Nova Ray Bass, age 83, of McDonough, Ga. passed away June 16, 2015.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bass were held Thursday, June 18, 2015 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Kennedy officiating. Interment at Sherwood Memorial Park. For those who wish, donations may be made to Noah’s Ark. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.


Martha Hovde
Martha Hovde, age 90, of Stockbridge, Ga., died July 4, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry, www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Earl Shadix
Earl Shadix, age 72, of Locust Grove, Ga. passed away on June 30, 2015.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2 in the chapel of Horis A. Ward Funeral Home. Burial at Fairview Memorial Gardens cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel, 770-474-1231.


Evelyn Ryann Burttram
Evelyn Ryann Burttram, age 20 days old, of Stockbridge, Ga., died July 10, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry, www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.


Joel Jennings
Joel “The Regulator” Jennings, age 51, of Stockbridge, passed away Tuesday, July, 7, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel with Pastor Bob Halstead officiating. Interment at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge. Condolences may be offered at www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home - Fairview Chapel, 770-474-1231.


Elizabeth Sweet
Elizabeth Sweet, age 90, of Stockbridge, Ga. died July 12, 2015.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry, www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.