Annell Clark Densmore, age 86 of Calhoun, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Golden Living Center.
Annell was born on Jan. 7, 1930 in Gordon County to the late L.M. Clark and Annie Harrelson Clark. She was a member of Echota Baptist Church, and retired from the textile industry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, M.C. Densmore.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane Kelly of Sandy Springs; three sons, Don Howerton and his wife, Judy, of Rome; Lynn Howerton and his wife, Sandra, of Adairsville; and David Howerton and his wife, Judy, of Sugar Valley; ten grandchildren, Peter Howerton and his wife, Shawn, of Milton; Scott Howerton and his wife, Lindy, of Kennesaw; Jay Carroll of Sandy Springs; Todd Carroll and his wife, Lisa, of South Carolina; Jeremy Howerton and his wife, Lindsey, of Taylorsville; Brandon Howerton and his wife, Tiffany, of Adairsville; Aimee Nicholas and her husband, Dylan, of New Hampshire; Justin Howerton of Sugar Valley; Tessa Fowler and Tabb Fowler and his wife, Kristina, of Sugar Valley; and fifteen great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday, July 31 at 2:30 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Mitch Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Chandler Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at 2:30 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Annell Clark Densmore.
Mr. Johnny Fred Carter, age 69, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at a local hospital.
Mr. Carter was born in Calhoun on June 5, 1947, son of the late Fred Carter and the late Jean Dyer Carter. He was a 1965 graduate of Calhoun High School and was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War.
Johnny was an American musician, songwriter, recording studio owner, and record and TV producer. In the late 1980’s, he created a syndicated radio program called “Yesterday in Gospel Music.” In 1988, Johnny formed The Classics Quartet, which traveled professionally for three years, and produced as well as hosted the syndicated TV program “Sing To The Lord” in 87 markets. He was inducted to the Tri State Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Shiflett Carter, to whom he was married on Aug. 4, 1975; four sons, Dustin Odom and his wife, Jennifer, Todd Odom, Jeff Carter and Kenny Carter; six grandchildren, Luke Odom, Joshua Carter, Anastasia Ramsey, Veronica Carter, Kaitlyn Eaton and Allison Carter; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Sandra Rollins and Lynn Greene; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 12 noon in the chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with Dr. Rodger Whorton, Rev. Mikel Garrett and Rev. Brandon Bruce officiating. Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service time. At other hours, they will be at their respective residences.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.
Aimee Champion Lacey, founder of Lacey-Champion, Inc., one of the finest hand tufted rug manufacturers, passed away Monday July 25, 2016 at her residence in Fairmount. She was 94.
Mrs. Lacey was born near Fairmount in 1922, and was the daughter of the late Lela Pettit Champion and Nathanial Champion. She spent all of her life in the Fairmount area. A pioneer in the hand tufting industry, Mrs. Lacey founded Lacey-Champion Carpets in 1961 following employment with her brother-in-law, Edward Davis Lacey, Sr. of E.D. Lacey Mills. Mrs. Lacey’s strong creative talents and business acumen helped guide Lacey-Champion into one of the finest custom rug manufacturers in the world. The prestigious company’s rugs were installed in fine residences, hotels, state capitols, governor’s mansions and the White House.
Mrs. Lacey cared deeply for her community, including those employed at Lacey- Champion, Inc. She felt a strong commitment to build a trusting environment among her employees, and guided them with conviction. Bi-annually, she held a company-wide party, abundant with food and games, to celebrate the dedication of her employees. Lauded for her talent and vision, Mrs. Lacey was also committed to the community in which she was raised and loved so much.
Assisting in the improvement of Fairmount’s community areas was one of the many things Mrs. Lacey valued. As she has been quoted, “Fairmount has given me friendship, love, opportunity and security. I have everything I need right here in Fairmount.” Through the years, Aimee Lacey was involved in many civic organizations including the Fairmount City Council, Gordon County Chamber of Commerce, an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers and an active member of the Fairmount First Baptist Church.
Aimee Lacey was married to the love of her life for 62 years, James Alfred Lacey, who preceded her in death. Together they had one son, James Allen Lacey, MD, who was married to Meredith David Lacey, both deceased. Also preceding her in death were her siblings Opal Champion Shirley and her husband, Bursey F. Shirley, Ruby Jo Champion Cooley and her husband, William Stacey Cooley, Nathanial R. Champion and Aaron Brady Champion and his wife, Christine Rogers Champion.
Survivors are two grandchildren, Marjette Lacey McDonnell and her husband, James P. McDonnell, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mitchell Todd Lacey of Longwood, Fla.; along with five great-grandchildren Elizabeth Austin McDonnell of New York, N.Y., Reilly Ann McDonnell of Washington, D.C., James Patrick McDonnell, Jr., of Atlanta, James Allen Lacey II and William Brady Lacey both of Longwood, Fla. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.
The Lacey family will receive friends on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. from the Calhoun First Baptist Church. The Reverend Dr. Bert Vaughn will officiate. Burial will follow the service in the family plot at Fain Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bo Ackerman, Nat Ackerman, Patrick McDonnell, Allen Lacey, Patrick Richardson, and Tyler Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Champion, Michael Gibson, Jimmy Clark, and Tyrone Wilson. Mrs. Lacey’s body will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m.
For memorials, the family suggests The American Cancer Society, 3380 Chastain Meadows Parkway NW, Suite 200, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144, or online at www.cancer.org. Friends may sign the online guest register at www.maxbrannonandsons.com.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.