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7 ! HOGANSVILLE HERALD - THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014 PAGE 5-A I Robert E. (Bob) Barber July 4, 1937 - Feb 13. 2014 Cherished Husband and Father Robert E. (Bob) Barber of Palm Bay, FL formerly of Luthersville, died Thursday, Feb. 13. Bob was born on July 4, 1937, to the late Andrew and Evelyn Barber of Luthersville. He married Delayne Wells and had three children. Bob was a 1955 graduate of Luthersville High School, attended Berry College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and then began his career in highway construction. His later employ- ment as a national seles manager with Koehring Corporation took him from Atlanta to Memphis, TN and then to Grafton, Wl. He left Koehring in the 1970's t0establish his own business, The Barber Company, which manufactured and sold earth-boring equipment. Bob moved back to Georgia where he met his current wife, Vera. After retirement he enjoyed boating and started a small vineyard in Luthersville, and in recent years he and Vera lived in Brazil and Aruba before moving to their current home in Palm Bay, FL. Bob is survived by his wife, Vera Peluso; son, Stan Barber and wife Janet of Sebastian, FL; daughter, Jan Ryms and husband Jaymz and their son Avery-Jorin of Tyrone; son, Marc Barber and wife Rejan of Sebastian, FL; sister, Carolyn Head and husband David of Fayetteville; niece, Gall Aydin of Lone Oak; nephews, Eddie Head of Minnesota, Thomas Head and wife Dawn of Newnan, and Andrew Head of Atlanta. Bob is predeceased by his parents and a brother, Ronald J. (Jack) Barber and his wife, Jean. A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m Saturday, February 22, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansvillle, with interment to follow in the Luthersville Cemetery. The family will receive guests at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Luthersville Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 270, Luthersville, GA 30251. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Frances Conner Thompson Feb. 4, 1926 - Feb. 13, 2014 Playtex Retiree Mrs. Frances Conner Thompson, 88, of Grantville, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 13, at Southland Health and Rehabilitation in Peachtree City. The funeral service was conducted Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home. Her nephew, Jerry Conner officiated and interment was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Coweta County, daughter of the late Eddie Lee Conner and Hattie Fordham Conner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Thompson, Sr.; son, Roy Thompson, Jr and ten of her eleven siblings. She retired from Playtex in Newnan after 32 years of service and held other jobs through the years; however, her most important job was family. On any given Sunday, there was always church first, then she cooked for a crowd. Ask any of her grands what their favorite dish at Sunday dinner was and its "Granny's Jailhouse Potatoes." Her home was always open to those in need of a place to stay for a day or sometimes years. Many, many children have sought refuge in Granny's and Paw's home when they needed a home. Mrs. Thompesn hae alwaye had a,servant's heart. May she rest in the blessed'artnt Of her Lord and'ShviOr. Survivors include her daughters, Martha (Bruce) Howard and Betty Garrett of Newnan; son, James (Debi) Thompson of Hogansville; sister, Margaret (Wyman) Mathews of Opelika, AL. ' Frances raised her adopted daughter, Krystal (Ernesto) Leon; her nephew, Allen Thompson; and grandsons, Johnny (May Lee) Thompson and Chuck (Karen) Thompson. Other surviving grand- children are Melanie (Tim) Stephens, Angle (Trey) Waldo, Jason Thompson, all of Mississippi, Eric (Julia) Howard, Jason (Michelle) Howard, Poppy Howard, Luke (Shana) Thompson, Christina (Jonathan) Moncus, Holly (Joey) Chitwood, Brian Garrett, all of Georgia; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchil- drsn; sisters in-law, Ruth Kelly and Ruthie Mae Murphy; brother in- law, Bill Smith; and a very large extended family. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangemerits. George Daniel Waldrop Sept. 7, 1925 - Feb. 14, 2014 U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Mr. George Daniel Waldrop, St 88, of LaGrange, died Friday, Feb. 14, at Hospice LaGrange. The funeral service was conducted at 4:00 p.m Sunday, February 16, in the Chapel of ClaudeA. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Eric Rice officiated and inter- ment.was in Shadowlawn Cemetery in LaGrange. Mr. Waldrop was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Randolph County, Alabama, son of the late Ocie Daniel Waldrop and Eugie Moriah Rice Waldrop. A U. S. Marine Corps veteran of World War Two, he lived in Troup County most of his life and retired as a truck driv- er from Motor Convoy after 26 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Annie Laura Cooper Waldrop; daugh- ter, Cheryl Elaine Manning;sons, Donald RayWaldrop, Larry Dwayne Waldrop and his wife, Dorothy, all of LaGrange; sister, Oralene Boyd of Riverview, AL; brothers, Rurel Waldrop and Edward Waldrop, both of LaGrange; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildran; and 12 great-great-grandchUdren. He was preceded in death by his son, George Daniel Waldrop, Jr.; daughter, Laura Jean Smith; and brothers, Dallas Waldrop, Luke Waldrop and Byron Waldrop. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. James Cintron "Hoppy" Roberson Jan. 4, 1947- Feb. 12, 2014 Troup Resident Most of His Life Mr. James Clinton "Hoppy" Roberson, 67, of LaGrange, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, at his home. The funeral service was conducted Saturday, Feb. 15, at the graveside in Hillview East Cemetery in LaGrange, with the Reverend Donald Boyd officiating. Mr. Roberson was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Meriwether County, son of the late Earl and Kathleen Nix Roberson. A resident of Troup County most of his life, he was a member of Northside Baptist Church and was the retired owner and operator of Roberson Roofing Company. Survivors include his wife, Janice Bowen Roberson of LaGrange; his children, Susan Hannah, Scotty Roberson, Joseph Clinton Roberson, and Tammy Roberson, all of LaGrange, Amanda Ramous- Serrano, Bobby Roberson, Shane Roberson, Danny Roberson and Robert Prophett, all of Houston, TX, Linda Serrano-Torres and Katie Roberson, both of Columbus; and 28 grandchildren. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com Claude A. McKibben'and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. Winfred M. Bowen Aug. 21, 1958 - Feb. 10, 2014 A Man With A Kind Heart Mr. Winfred M. Bowen, 55, Of Greenville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 10, at West Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service was conducted Friday, Feb. 14, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville, with Brother Ron Fancher officiating. Mr. Bowen was born Aug. 21, 1958, in Atlanta, son of the late William James Bowen and Lena Maxwell Bowen. He attended Bass High School in Atlanta, lived in Athens before making his home in Greenville five years ago and was Baptist by faith. He was a house painter by profession and loved his work until his health declined. He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and playing with his grandchildren, Mason and Kassidy, who were his life. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his kind heart. Survivors include his brother, Bill Bowen of Bainbridge; sister, Joyce Fancher and her huband, Ron of Five Points, AL; two very special grandchildren, Mason and Kassidy Reddoch of Villa Rica; and special friends, Linda Gresham and family of Douglasville and Diane Bowen of Villa Rica. In addition to his parents, who were for- merly of LaGrange, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy Bowen of Atlanta and R. J. Bowen of Franklin; sisters, Kathy Lewis of Dacula, Brenda Dossett of Locust Grove, and Becky Gaddy of Hogansville; and a special nephew, Milt Creamer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Richard L. Earhart 1 Sept. 10, 1955-Feb 13, 2014 Civil Engineer i Mr. Richard L Earhart, 58, of Newnan, died Thursday, Feb. 13,: at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. i The family will host a memorial service on Saturday, Feb. 22, i at Living By Faith Church at 40 Mulberry St. in Newnan, with the Reverend Terry Calhoun officiating. Mr. Earhart was born Sept. 10, 1955, in Atlanta and lived in ! Coweta County for a number of years. He was employed as a civil ; engineer, i Survivors include his son, Justin Lee Earhart; stepsons, Jason 1 Montano and Joseph Montano; and grandchildren, Austin Montano and Faith Montano. He was preceded in death by his wife of 22 years, Rebecca Montano. Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville is in charge of arrangements. As the preacher stood ken. before the congregation, he He continued his story by began to bare his soul as he telling how that for about a told about his youngest year he would look on the daughter. He started his band's website each week to story by telling how he and see where they were play- his wife had three children, ing. Sadly, they were play- The oldest grew up to be a ing every dive and hellhole preacher and the middle they could find across the child married a preacher. United States. Heartbroken, But his story centered on he never ceased to pray for their youngest daughter. He his baby child. told how that she had been raised in church, gave her BECAUSE she was the life to Jesus at an early age, baby child, when she left for and how that she had become college they left her bed- a very accomplished room setup as it was when Southern Gospel Singer. In she left. He went on to tell fact, when it came time for how that at least once a day, her to go to college, she chose his wife would walk into her a college where she could daughter's bedroom, pros- major in music, thus enhanc- trate herself across the bed, ing her ability to sing for bury her head in the pillow, Jesus. and would sob and cry out in She had been away at col- intercessory prayer for her lege for less than a year when wayward child. he received a call from her. One day their daughter "Dad," she said. "I wanted came home to visit. That you to hear this coming from night she walked into her me. I have made some new bedroomtogotobed. Shortly friends here at college and thereafter, she walked back we have formed a rock and into the living room where roll band. We're good enough her parents were. that we have signed a con- With somewhat of a baby, I have. How did you know?" She said, "Because the fragrance of your per- fume has permeated my bed." A couple of weeks later the father received another call from his daughter This time she said, "Dad, I quit the band. I want to know if I can come home " And with much rejoicing he told her, "Yes !" As I thought about his story, two Biblical stories came to my mind. First, I [hought about the Woman with the Alabaster Box of expensive perfume. Just days before Jesus' crucifixion, in an act of pure worship, she broke the box and poured the perfume on His head. Imagine if you will, from that moment forward, every- where Jesus went, whether standing before governmen- tal officials, religious lead- ers, guards, etc the fra- grance this woman poured on Him, permeated every- thing. Secondly, I thought about the Prodigal Son. And while : the Bible doesn't say it, I ' couldn't help but wonder if when the events of his home- coming subsided and he went to bed, if he discovered his father's fragrance permeat- hag his bed. Who is it that needs the ; fragrance of your prayers , permeating their life? Whoever it is, I encourage you to do as the preacher and his wife and not give up on them. If you won't give up, I believe one day you too will hear, "You've been praying for me, haven't you? I knew it because your fragrance has permeated my life! Can I come home?" Aaron McCollough is an tract with a recording com- bewildered look on her face I believe the rapid-fire area missiona with the area pany and we regOitig to'.t6ut '-'she seq ti veofevents' leading ' BaptiSt.: ,:,ASseoi tid whi l'#. the UmtedStates playing our been praying toieme, ven't to Iris crueff xmn started serVeb Nam,Merlwether ahd' music." Quite naturally, he you?" unfolding before He would Troup counties. He is a resident and his wife were heartbro-The mother replied, "Yes have bathed, of Hogansvil/e. HaPBY Val6ntin6sI "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." 1 John 4:18 Claude A. McKibben & Sons Funeral Home 208 Johnson Street Hogansville, Georgia ;:We Sell All Types of Tires HUBBARD & SPINKS Parts. Serv/ce 1115 E.Main St. 706 Phone: Hogansville, GA 30230 ( ) 637-6379 Member FDIC A= Equal FIoodng L~t.krl~ D0wnt0wn H0gansville 70 7 S44 q hese sponsors encouracTe x/ou to attend the c'hurch of 2tour cgotc e Sunday!