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Shelby Jean Araujo Shelby Jean Araujo, 54, of Dalton, departed this life Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Hamilton Medical Center. Shelby was born May 11, 1955 in Whitfield County, a daughter of the late Willie Earl and Mammie Lee Giles Singleton. Shelby was also preceded in death by her son, Earl Lee Wooden; and a great-nephew, Dewayne Bennett II. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Jim Sharp of Dalton; sisters, brothers and their spouses, Irma and Mike Fowler of Calhoun, Larry Singleton, Kim Singleton, Beverly and Larry Emelander, Genna and Lamar Little and Michelle Womac, all of Dalton; three grandchildren, Mendy Sharp, Payton Sharp and Jim Sharp Jr.; two great-grand- children, Kristopher Sharp and Destiny Sharp; nieces and nephews, Michael Fowler, Dewayne Keith Bennett, Misty Fowler, Johnathan Fowler, Becky Galloway, Kevin Singleton, Brandon Singleton, Twyla Dixon, Crystal Ramirez, Jennifer Emelander, Larry Emelander, Betty Lovain, Traci Singleton, Randi Trujillo, Chris Little, Jeremy Little, Joshua Little, Earl Weaver, Alisha Weaver, Alex Weaver and Naomi Carmona; great-nieces and nephews, Brayden and Emily Galloway, Gabriella Contreas, Esther Contreas, Alxis Trujillo, Evan Lovain, Tosha Fowler, Kaysha Fowler, Tiara Fowler, Monalisa Evans, Destiny Patterson, Alexs Trejo, Damya Austial, Jacob Nixon, Gage Fowler, Nicholas Fowler, Mayson Truehill, J. Guadalupe Ramirez, Angel Weaver, Eric Weaver, Amber Weaver, Kaylee Weaver, Austin Weaver, Alexis Weaver, Geneva Carmona, Sinclair Singleton, Rafael Singleton, Monte Emelander, Jordan Emelander, Fernando Ramirez, Adam Emelander and David Alan Emelander; great-great-nephews, Skyler Evans and Bryson Evans; aunt and uncle, Geneva and Bill Johnson and cousins, Pam Parker and Pat Mathis. Services to celebrate the life of Shelby Jean Araujo are Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with the Rev. Darey Kittle officiating. Entombment will be at Whitfield Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday and will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. Please visit our Web site at www.pondersfuneral- home.com to share words of comfort and memories with the Araujo family. Arrangements by locally owned and operated Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002. www.legacy.com Wallace James 'Slim' Bingham Wallace James "Slim" Bingham, 80, of Varnell, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Hamilton Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Remell Bingham; parents, Deamous and Sitha Bingham; brother, Harlan Bingham. He was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War Conflict. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Athena and Butch Parrish of Mattoon, Ill., and Amanda and Jeff Yandell of Evans; son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Sandee Bingham of Dalton; grandchildren, Chad Parrish, Alinga Buttadauro, Annalisa Yandell and Marlee Bingham; great- grandchildren, Cassy Corsi and Max Buttadauro; a niece, Deborah Bingham. The funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with Dr. Charlie Bridges officiating. Burial will be in United Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to one's favorite charity. Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton is in charge of funeral arrangements. For more information, call (706) 259-7455. www.legacy.com Opal Kelsay Bloomingburg Mrs. Opal Kelsay Bloomingburg, 93, of Dalton, departed this life Monday morning, Jan. 4, 2010, at her home. She was born Oct.31, 1916, in High Point, Mo., daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Kelsay and Grace Kelsay Lehman. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Bloomingburg; sisters, Ceola Barnes and Doris Bruce; brothers, Kenneth Kelsay, Mike Lehman, Allen Lehman and Miller Lehman. Prior to her move to Dalton, she resided in Arlington, Va. She retired from the Department of Defense at the Pentagon. Mrs. Bloomingburg was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Dalton. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Bloomingburg of Dalton; sisters Loyce Sharp of Sun City West, Ariz., Charlene Schnack of Jefferson City, Mo., and Donna Eager of Odessa, Texas.; brother Vence Lehman of California, Mo.; many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ross Woods Adult Day Care, 1428 Ross Drive, Dalton, GA 30720 or to Hamilton Hospice, P.O. Box 1168, Dalton, GA 30722-1168 or to one's favorite charity. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.co m. Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton is in charge of local arrangements. www.legacy.com Kenneth L. Christol Mr. Kenneth L. Christol, 62, of Rocky Face, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Hamilton Medical Center surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the son of the late Jack and Sylvia Dodson Christol and was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Virginia P. James. Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Army, 101st Airborne, having served in Vietnam and was a Purple Heart and Silver Star recipi- ent. He was an active leader of the Boy Scouts, having earned a doctorate in Boy Scouts and was a youth coach in both football and baseball. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Colleen James Christol of Rocky Face; sons and daugh- ters-in-law, Gregory S. Christol and his fiancée, Annie Fuller of Chattanooga, Michael Shane Christol of Rocky Face, Steve and Penny Christol of Savannah; daugh- ter, Stacy Christol of Alabama; brother and sister- in-law, Michael and Judy Christol of Owensboro, Ky.; sister-in-law and brother-in- law, Gloria and James Kennedy of Cohutta; his beloved pet Lucy; nieces and nephews. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Love Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Raper officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The family asks that flow- ers be omited and memorials be made to Colleen Christol, 2607 Valley View Drive, Rocky Face, GA 30740. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.co m. Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements. www.legacy.com Ruth M. Faith Mrs. Ruth M. Faith, 84, of Dalton, departed this life Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home. Ruth was born March 26, 1925 in Ellijay, a daughter of the late George Washington and Sally Black Mooney. She was also predeceased by her husband, Talmadge Faith; her daughter, Wanda Wellborn; a granddaughter, Lorri Payne; and two stepdaughters, Willard Luffman and Mildred Lyle. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ken Monroe of Calhoun; sons and daughter- in-law, Don Faith of Dalton and Jerry and Louise Faith of Tunnel Hill; stepdaughter, Hazel Carlson of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, May Walston of Rocky Face, Jewell Clarke of Mesa, Ariz. and Stella Bramblett of Ellijay; a sister in love, Jane Hammontree; brother, James Hassel Mooney of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Trisa and Roger Moses, Lisa and Eric Dahlstrom, Ken and Mindy Faith, Jordan and Josh Monroe; other stepgrandchil- dren and great-grandchildren. Services to celebrate the life of Ruth are Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Harper and the Rev. Bob Monroe officiating. She will be laid to rest at West Hill Cemetery beside her beloved husband. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 9 p.m. Words of condolences may be expressed to the Faith family at www.pondersfuner- alhome.com. Arrangements by locally owned and operated Ponders Funeral Home, Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002. www.legacy.com Annie Mae Hardin Annie Mae Hardin, 83 of Dalton, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. "Jack" Hardin; parents, Robert Church and Sarah Parlee Dailey; grandson, Clint Williams. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Shuford Smith of Dalton; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Carol Hardin of Dalton and George and Margie Johnson of Chatsworth; grandchil- dren, Kristie Jorden, Jill Vineyard, Eric Hardin, Stephen Hardin, Richie Williams, Jamie Hardin, Jennifer Jones, Angela Green, Laura Stacy, Tammy Hall, Christy Morgan; great-grand- children, Stephanie Williams, Riley Jorden, Seth Vineyard, Brooklynn Hardin, Abigail Jones, Lily Jones, Lexus Stacy, Ariel Hall Casias and Lance Cpl. Zachary Hayes Hall, USMC. The funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Ashlock officiating. Burial will be in Whitfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton, is in charge of funeral arrangements. For more information, call (706) 259-7455. www.legacy.com Elizabeth Amanda Motley Elizabeth Amanda Motley, 90, of Tunnel Hill, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in National Health Care Center in Fort Oglethorpe. Mrs. Motley was a mem- ber of Pine Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Elroy Motley; parents, Walter and Betty Smith; three brothers and five sisters. She is survived by chil- dren and spouses, Ann and Fred Hooper of Tunnel Hill, Robert and Doris Motley of LaFayette, Loretta Stinnett of Chatsworth, Carlos and Sandra Motley of Fort Oglethorpe, Elroy and Juanita Motley, Terry Lee and Alice Motley of Tunnel Hill, Donna Kenemer of Dalton, Deana and Charlie Presnel of Chatsworth, Larry and Sherry Motley of Tunnel Hill and Teresa and Tony Smith of Chatsworth; sister, Iscia Williams of Fort Oglethorpe; 29 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services are Thursday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill with the Rev. Carlos Motley officiating. Burial will be in Ebeneezer Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill is in charge of arrangements. www.legacy.com James Parish James Parish, 51, of Chatsworth, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Hamilton Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tater and June Parish; a niece, Rehianna Delaney Ellison and his grandparents. He is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Bill Ledford of Pell City, Ala.; Nancy and Bob Galloway of Dawnville; Diane and Doyce Tinker of Higdon, Ala.; and Cathy Ray, Laura Parish, Cindy Parish and Glenn Smith, all of Dalton; brother and sister-in- law, Danny and Cynthia Parish of Cohutta; special friend, Carl Desmond of Ellijay; several nieces and nephews also survive. Services are today at 3 p.m. in the Pleasant Grove chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Saylors officiating. Burial will be in United Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers serving will be Jeff Stancill, Brett Ellison, Stacy Galloway, Andy Galloway, Mike Henry, Derek Snipes, Heath Snipes and Joshua Parish. The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday. Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call (706) 259- 7455. www.legacy.com Henry Clayton Parker Mr. Henry Clayton Parker, 64, of Chatsworth, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at his residence. He was born in Gilmer County, son of the late James Francis and Rhoda Ider Stokes Parker. During his life- time, he was employed in the textile industry, and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sis- ters. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Michael Babb, and Kimberlee and Junior Redwine, all of Dalton; two brothers, William Parker of Chatsworth, and the Rev. Clifford Parker and his wife Claudia of the Oostanaula community; and three sisters, Viola Holliday and her hus- band Doc of Sonoraville, Priscilla Freestone of Live Oak, Fla., and Dixie Boswell of the Oostanaula community. Grandchildren surviving include TaLisa Kirby, JoAnna Kirby, Michael Babb, Jr., Stephanie Babb, Matthew Redwine, and Nathan Redwine. Services for Mr. Henry Clayton Parker will be Thursday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Maynard Thomas offici- ating. Burial will be in Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will include Roy Lee Redwine, Greg Cooper, Bill Howard, Daniel Howard, Kenneth Wilson, and Mickey Rogers. These gentlemen are requested to meet at the funer- al home Thursday at 1:15 p.m. Honorary pallbearers will include Ralph Redwine, Cliff Baldwin and Larry Wilson. The family will receive friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home today from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed and the guest book signed at www.maxbrannonandsons.co m. Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun is in charge of arrangements. www.legacy.com Danie Randolph Danie Randolph, of Dalton passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at hospice Atlanta. Danie was born April 8, 1930, in Cleveland, Tenn. She was a graduate of Girls Preparatory School and the University of Tennessee. Danie served as kindergarten director at Trinity United Methodist Church and worked for more than 20 years at Dalton High School before her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Randolph; her mother and father, Cicero McCutcheon Hardwick and Charlie Taliaferro Hardwick; her brother, C.M. Hardwick Jr. and sister, Charlie Hardwick Moore. Danie is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Susan Randolph of Sterling, Va., Steve and Marla Randolph of Atlanta, David and Beth Randolph of Dalton, Joe and Valerie Randolph of Atlanta and Lou and Diane Randolph of Decatur; grandchildren, Justin Randolph, Rebecca Randolph, Katie and Derrick Allen, John Randolph, Dylan Randolph and Nick Randolph; sister and brother- in-law, Mary and Stuart Tasman of Atlanta; sister-in- law, Pellen Speck Hardwick of Cleveland. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Love Funeral Home with the Rev. Ewan Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Cleveland. The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until 11 on Friday. In lieu of flowers the fami- ly requests that donations be made to the Dalton First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 627, Dalton, GA 30722-0627 or to Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.co m. Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements. www.legacy.com Johnny Roe Mr. Johnny Roe, 57, of Chatsworth, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gail Jackson Roe; parents, Earnest and Reba Roe; and a brother, Willie Roe. He is survived by his daughter, Shawna Martin and fiancé, Jeremy Leach; grand- children, Millie Kate, David, Clay, Christa, Isaiah and Macey, all of Chatsworth; sis- ters and brother-in-law, Judy Dotson of Chickamauga, Joann and Butch Rittenhouse and Gail and Sherman Lawson, all of Chatsworth; brothers and sister-in-law, Ricky Roe, Tommy and Rose Roe, all of Chatsworth. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive. Services are Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Shawn Chapman Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Smith and the Rev. Billy Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today at 5 p.m. Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home and Crematory in Chatsworth. www.legacy.com Barbara Helen Wright Mrs. Barbara Helen Wright, 71, of Resaca, depart- ed this life Monday evening, Jan. 4, 2009, at Calhoun Health Care. Mrs. Wright was born Sept. 17, 1938 in Murray County. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Resaca. Helen was a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Blaine Wright; as well as a brother, Tony Davis. Helen is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Steve and Angie Wright and Greg Wright, all of Resaca; stepsons and stepdaughters- in-law, Larry and Diane Wright and Danny and Mable Wright, all of Resaca; step- daughters and stepsons-in- law, Ramona Diane and Byron Brown of Resaca and Kathy and William Rittenhouse of Ellijay; a sister and brother-in-law, Maxie and Harbin Kirby of Resaca; 12 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren, six great- great-grandchildren; sisters- in-law, Ruby Weaver of Ellijay, Ethel Crook of Ellijay and Jean Davis of Rocky Face. Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Helen Wright are Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Calhoun chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Weaver officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Larry Wright, Danny Wright, Byron Brown, Tony Rogers, Jason Wilson, Chris Hix, Chad Wright and Danny Wright Jr. will serve as pall- bearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m. Messages of comfort may be shared with the Wright family at www.pondersfuner- alhome.com. Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Funeral Home of Calhoun, 675 Jolley Road; (706) 625-7577. www.legacy.com 8A Wednesday, January 6, 2010 THE DAILY CITIZEN Love Funeral Home Family Owned Since 1935 278-3313 OBITUARIES • Shelby Jean Araujo, Dalton • Wallace James "Slim" Bingham, Varnell • Opal Kelsay Bloomingburg, Dalton • Kenneth L. Christol, Rocky Face • Ruth M. Faith, Dalton • Annie Mae Hardin, Dalton • Elizabeth Amanda Motley, Tunnel Hill • James Parish, Chatsworth • Henry Clayton Parker, Chatsworth • Danie Randolph, Dalton • Johnny Roe, Chatsworth • Barbara Helen Wright, Resaca Obituary notices are posted online at www.daltondailycitizen.com "Flowers Say What Words Can't" C C i i t t y y F F l l o o r r i i s s t t C ity F lorist 429 North 3rd Ave. • Chatsworth • 706-695-4414 Love Funeral Home Family Owned Since 1935 278-3313 Love Funeral Home Family Owned Since 1935 278-3313

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