Friday, March 30, 2012

Jason "Sparky" Strickland

Mr. Jason "Sparky" Strickland, age 37, of Tallapoosa, GA & formerly of Cedartown, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 25, 2012.

Jason Strickland was born on May 13, 1974 in Polk County, GA to his parents, Mr. Sammy Strickland and Mrs. Doris Wood Strickland. Jason was a graduate of Cedartown High School and was employed as an Emergency Medical Technician with Grady EMS, Station 5 in Atlanta, Ga., and was a member of the Georgia National Guard. He was a certified firefighter & had served with the Polk Co. Volunteer Fire Dept. in the past. He was a member of the American Legion, a member of the 40&8 Club, he was a Red Knight, a member of HOG, a Patriot Rider and a Legion Rider, and was of the Baptist faith.

Jason is survived by his loving wife, Candy Strickland, his father and mother, Sammy and Doris Wood Strickland, his children, Casey Strickland, Kristin Strickland, Garrett Strickland, Tyler Strickland, Kayley Pike, Kalob Pike and Kelsey Weldon, his brothers, Randy Strickland, Michael Strickland & Dustin Strobel and sister, Lucinda Strickland. A number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Jason "Sparky" Strickland will be conducted on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with Rev.Randy Vines, Rev. Greg Locklear and Rev. John Lemmings conducting committal services at Lee's Chapel Cemetery. The Redmond Regional Medical Center's E.M.S. Honor Guard will be conducting E.M.S. rites and the Brown-Wright Post 12 Honor Guard will be conducting military honors at graveside. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will consist of the E.M.S. Staff of Grady's Station # 5. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jordan Peirson, George Oxenrider, "Tiny", Nick Runyon, Jerry Oliver, Robin Thompson, Brian Tumlin, Jesse Morris, Danny Strickland, "Stumpy", Casey Strickland & Richard Crawford. The Lester C.Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Jason "Sparky" Strickland.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ronald Anthony Shelton

Mr. Ronald Anthony Shelton, age 44, 1268 Buttermilk Road, Cave Spring, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Shelton was born in Dalton, Georgia on October 17, 1967, son of Clarence Ronald Shelton and Virginia Carroll Shelton. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his parents, Ronald & Virginia Shelton, Cave Spring; 3 brothers, Tim Shelton, and his wife, Alicia, Cave Spring, Terry Shelton, Cave Spring, and Tracy Shelton, and his wife, Pam, Cedartown; 5 nieces and nephews, Blake, Emma, Carter, Cade & Sydnee Shelton; 2 grandmothers, Mrs. Jean Muse, Cave Spring, and Mrs. Pearl Carroll, Rome; aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at 3pm at the Bush Arbor Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Byars officiating. Interment will follow in the Bush Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Saturday from 6 until 8pm. At other hours they may be contacted at the residence.
Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the Bush Arbor Baptist Church on Sunday at 2:30pm and include: Danny Beck, Lewis Beck, Ronnie Beck, Matthew Orbaugh, Mac Abbot, and Brian Woodard.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.