March 15, 2005

Reba Frances Collins

Reba Frances Collins, 73, of Hampton, Ga. died Sunday, March 13, 2005.

She was born in Rabun County, Ga. to Gilbert and Gladys Carter Gabriel. Mrs. Collins was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing, attending the grandchildren's ball games, and working in the yard. She also enjoyed card games with her special friends and helping out at the Hope Christian Girls Home.

Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, Hugh Collins; sons, Jimmy (Donna) Prather of Duck Hill, Miss. and Mike (Pam) Ormseth of McDonough; daughter, Donna Ormseth of Atlanta, grandsons Travis and Ethan Ormseth, and granddaughter, Lana Ormseth, all of McDonough; sisters, Sandra Mobley of Riverdale, Pat Green of Hampton, Betty Driver of Virginia Beach, Va., and Marsha Love of Otto, N.C.

Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16 at Henry Baptist Church with the Rev. Archie Norman officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Funeral Home.

Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at

Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414.

Ivan Owens

Mr. Ivan Owens of Forest Park, Ga. passed away at his home Saturday, March 12, 2005.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Owens of Forest Park; son, Mr. Gerry Owens and his wife, Mrs. Carrie of Hornlake, Miss.; daughter, Mrs. Cheryl Garrard and her husband, Mr. Mike Garrard of Jonesboro, Ga.; grandchildren, Mrs. Terri Marsh, Stephanie Owens, Justin Owens, and Whitney Gerrard; great-grandchildren, Destini Marsh and Jakson Marsh.

No service is planned.

Pope Dickson & Son - Jonesboro (770) 478-7211

Robert Anthony "Bob" Smith

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Anthony "Bob" Smith, 50, of 54 Ray Drive, Meansville, Ga. will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 from the chapel of Coggins Funeral Home with the Rev. Will Thomas and the Rev. Winnie Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Fincher Memorial Cemetery in Meansville.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston.

Mr. Smith was born June 10, 1954, in Anniston, Ala. to Mr. Harris Smith and the late Stella Lawson Smith. He served his country in the United States Army and was retired from the Clayton County Transportation and Development Department, where he worked as a traffic engineer. He was currently employed with Iteris of Atlanta, where he worked as a traffic and transport engineer.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Teresa Kay Callian Smith of Meansville; son, Mr. Kevin Smith of Monticello; daughters, Mrs. Melissa Smith Walker of Monticello, Miss Shannon Smith and Miss Sommer Smith, both of Meansville; father, Mr. Harris Smith of Alabama; brother, Mr. Ray Smith of McAllen, Texas; sisters, Mrs. Claudia Dabbieri of Forest Park, Ga., Mrs. Gilda Shirley of Riverdale, Ga., Mrs. Linda Lamont of Fayetteville, Ga., Mrs. Becky Thatcher of Locust Grove, Ga., Mrs. Crystal Bruce of Stockbridge, Ga., and Mrs. Lamarr Barker of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Alexandria and Charlie Walker and Desi Evans.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coggins Funeral Home in Thomaston.

Coggins Funeral Home of Thomaston is in charge of arrangements. (706) 647-9681