Obituaries - 08.03.16



Dr. Ronald Robertson
If asked how he would choose to leave this life, “Dr Ron” Robertson might have quipped as a true morning person, ”I think maybe riding on a motorcycle as the sun comes up!” If that was his prayer, the Lord gave him that final wish. He left us at age 64 in the early morning of July 20, 2016 to be with Jesus on a road trip that he couldn’t refuse. On a journey which will take him to the biggest rest stop and a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in a long time. Born June 10, 1952 in Galveston, Texas, the Robertson's then moved to Luling in 1955 where he graduated as valedictorian of Luling High School. He then went on to graduate from Colorado College, earn his double Masters in Microbiology and Bacteriology from University of Texas, and his Doctor of Chiropractic from NY Chiropractic College. He taught at Texas State University and Life Chiropractic College, and worked in group practices until he opened his first private practice in Windham, N.Y., where his only daughter was born. “Dr. Ron” has spent his most recent years of healing in the McDonough, Ga. area, after establishing a successful practice with the goal to serve his patients in the area, and help them understand what was needed to live in good health. This man loved any excuse to spend time with his daughter Mitchel, he loved to laugh, dance, party at the VFW, grill, garden, bowl, play golf, watch sports, fish the big tank, yell loudly for UT and Clemson, float the river, eat Francis Rodriguez’s tamales and City Markets bbq sauce (on everything)! He cherished his family and his faith above all, and was deeply committed to his relationship with the Life in the Spirit Church. Not necessarily in that order. In addition to having a big of a sense of humor he had a sentimental soft spot. He was the self-proclaimed “CEO and handyman” of his chiropractic practice and proud to say that he “could fix anything but a broken heart.” Ron was preceded in death by his ever loving and patient parents, Dr. William G. Robertson and Joan Kahler Robertson.
This wonderful healer is survived by his cherished daughter, Mitchel A. Robertson. Also by his beloved “little sister” Robin “Obie” Nickells (husband Jamie) of Luling, Tex., and older brother Dr. William “Bubba” Robertson (wife Reggie) from Austin Tex. Ron is also survived by many much-loved nieces and nephews, cousins, patients, and friends. Including an “army of angels” born of his special patients, who have joined together to “lend a hand and pack a lunch” in order to help with his final journey. Knowing, loving, and being loved by each one of them was the greatest joy in his life’s story
A celebration of Ron’s life will be held on August 20, 2016 at First United Methodist Church. 703 East Bowie, Luling, Texas. At 10 a.m. please join the family for an hour of caring and sharing followed by the Celebration of Ron’s Life at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel & Crematory, Buchanan, Georgia is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Mae Holder Thompson
Mrs. Willie Mae Holder Thompson, age 100, of Locust Grove, Ga., passed away July 13, 2016. Mrs. Thompson was born in Henry County, the daughter of the late Nannie Mae Kelly Holder and John Thomas Holder. Mrs. Thompson was known to her family and friends as “Granny” and “Aunt Macie.” She was the oldest member of New Hope United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing and canning. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Thompson; daughter, Shelby Jean James; 2 great grandchildren, Hayden Charlie and Evan Keith Seabolt; four brothers and three sisters.
Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Nolia Mae Seabolt and HC of Locust Grove; son and daughter-in-law; Jimmy Thompson and Jean of Locust Grove; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, July 15 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough with Rev. Joey Seabolt officiating. Interment followed at New Hope United Methodist Church cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, 770-914-8833, www.haistenfunerals.com.

James R. Gibbs, Sr.
James R. Gibbs, Sr., age 73, of Stockbridge, Ga., passed away Friday, July 15, 2016.
Memorial services were held at Horace A. Ward Funeral Home and Fairview Chapel on Monday, July 18, 2016. Condolences may be offered online at www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com. Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge, 770-474-1231.

Nancy Lorraine McCarney Yarbrough
Ms. Nancy Lorraine McCarney Yarbrough, age 73, of McDonough, Ga., passed away July 18, 2016.
A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough, www.haistenfunerals.com, 770-914-8833.