Obituaries for the week of Dec. 16, 2020

Published 10:13 am Friday, December 18, 2020

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Thomas Randall “Tom” Wingard

Mr. Thomas Randall “Tom” Wingard, 77, of Adairsville, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ while he was surrounded by his loving family on November 27, 2020, at his residence.

Tom was born in McKenzie, Alabama on July 31, 1943. He was the son of the late Paul and Ola Lee Athey Wingard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Carl Wingard and Paul Ray Wingard. Prior to his retirement, he was in Telecommunications with Lucent Technology. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served in the Vietnam era, 1961-1965. He was of the Christian faith and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Calhoun.

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Tom was a husband who dearly loved his wife of 54 years, they were one. He set an example to his boys on how to love their wives, they watched him and their mother hold hands while walking, their dancing, their hugs, and kisses. He taught his sons to work hard, to touch people’s lives in a positive way any chance they had, and to love one another. He and JoAnn always kept an open home for their son’s friends to feel comfortable and drop by at any time. He grew the family closer together and taught us love, compassion, and still gave us so much laughter.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Peavy Wingard, three sons; Christopher (Linda) Wingard, Thomas (Wendy) Wingard and Paul Kevin (Melissa) Wingard, five sisters; Sarah Wingard Thomas, Mary Wingard Langham, Carolyn Wingard Beasley, Virginia Wingard Bennett, and Connie Wingard Peavy, two brothers; Don Wingard and, Frank Wingard, grandchildren; Courtney Wingard, David Wingard, Carl Wingard, Morgan Wingard, Joseph Wingard, Kaylan Wingard, Levi Wingard, Nathan Wingard, Gavin Wingard, Morgan Evans Rogers (Christian), Sarah Evans and Will Evans. Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A service to celebrate the life of Thomas Randall “Tom” Wingard was  held Monday, December 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. from Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Adair and Rev. Eddie Brannon officiating. On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, military honors was held accorded at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA by the United States Air Force Honor Guard at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in Tom’s memory to The Blewer Memorial Food Bank, 373 Morrow Road SE, Calhoun, Georgia 30701 and/or Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Flower deliveries will be received after 4:00 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Trinity Baptist Church, 1170 Rome Rd SW, Calhoun, GA. 30701.

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Ryan Furr

With a heavy heart, we are saddened to announce Ryan Furr, 20 years old, passed away tragically on Thursday, December 10, 2020, in an automobile accident.  Ryan was a beloved son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend.  Those who knew Ryan, if even for a moment, lost a shining light in their lives as well as a piece of their heart.

Ryan will be missed everyday by his parents, Keith and Donna Furr, his Mother, Deborah Furr, Linda Kay Owens, grandparents, Lamar Furr and Annette and Dennis Isgitt, siblings, Evan (Kayla) Furr, Kyle Furr, Kelsey (Leman) Summerlin, Zach Price (Samantha), Cage Furr, Kyle Harris, and Devin Harris, and numerous loving Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and many, many great friends.

We know Ryan was greeted in Heaven by his Uncle, Tommy Furr, who he loved very, very much and Daniel Sullins, a special friend.

Visitation for Ryan will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020, at 1 p.m. with the service to follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home with Brother Chuck Francisco officiating.  Pallbearers will be Christopher Ragland, Jud Sutley, Alex Benbow, Ethan Sexton, Austin Sexton, and Rico McQueen.  Burial will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery in the Panola community of Highland Home, AL.

John 16:22  “You are now very sad.  But later I will see you, and you will be so happy that no one will be able to change the way you feel.”

Ina Ruth Wilson

Mrs. Ina Ruth Wilson, 77. A resident of Greenville, AL died Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Jackson Hospital.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Thompson-Little Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.