Obituaries: Mr. Don Anthony Agan, Mrs. Hazel Frances Taylor.

Obituaries: Mr. Don Anthony Agan, Mrs. Hazel Frances Taylor.


Mr. Don Anthony Agan, age 62, of Aragon, GA, received his long, awaited healing Tuesday evening, October 8, 2019, in his earthly home, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Agan was born in Rome, GA on May 20, 1957, son of the former Betty Marie Cleveland and the late Edwin Billy Agan.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Phil Agan, and by his mother-in-law, Phyllis Spears.  Don was a 1975 graduate of Pepperell High School attended Coosa Valley Tech.  A Master Plumber, Mr. Agan owned and operated Don Agan Plumbing Co. for over 30 years.  He was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.  Mr. Agan was a member of John W. Akin Lodge #537 F. & A. M.

Don never met a stranger and his infectious charm would light up a room.  His strong faith carried him through life, and he shared it with others, not only by his words, but also in his actions.  He was a hard-working man but always made his family his top priority.  Although he was the boss at work, his favorite titles were husband, daddy and “Poppa.”  Don will be greatly missed but his memories will stay with us forever and live on in the smiles of his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, the former Dondra Spears, to whom he was married on July 27, 1980; a daughter, Jenna Agan Wilson (Michael), Rome; a son, Jason Agan, Duluth; his mother, Marie Cleveland Agan, Aragon; his sister, Debbie Agan, Aragon; his father-in-law, Don Spears, Rome; 5 grandchildren, Trace, Charlie Ray, Peyton, Everlee, and Maitlan; many cousins also survive.

A Celebration of Don’s life will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 2pm at Flint Hill Baptist Church.  His father-in-law, the Rev. Don Spears, will officiate with family sharing.  Interment will follow in Flint Hill Baptist Church with the John W. Akin Lodge #537 F. & A. M. having charge of graveside rites.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday from 5 until 7pm.

Pallbearers are requested to assemble at Flint Hill Baptist Church on Saturday at 1:30pm and are as follows:  Kenneth Plemons, Franklin Agan, Mike Haney, Larry Haney, Steve Masters, Russell Boatner, Mike Ballinger, Barry Ballinger, Gilbert Gentry, Van McMeekin, and Jimmy Cleveland.  Honorary pallbearers will include Deacons of Flint Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hazel Frances Taylor, age 91, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at a local assisted living facility.

Mrs. Taylor was born in McMinnville, TN on November 25, 1927, daughter of the late James Evan Redmond and the late Hattie Mae Reynolds Redmond.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Taylor was also preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Roberts, who passed away at Sipan Island during World War II, by her second husband, Hershel Eugene Taylor, by 2 sisters, Helen Jane Finley and Julia Virginia Lord, and by a brother, Charles Evan Redmond.

Prior to retirement, Mrs. Taylor was an address graph operator in the mailroom at Sears & Roebuck.  She was a faithful member of Armuchee Church of God, having been involved in numerous roles such as being the secretary of Adult Sunday School class and was head of the video ministry, making sure homebound members received copies of Sunday services.  Mrs. Taylor was also a life member of D. A. U.

Survivors include her sister, Mildred Elizabeth Hogan, Rome, and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 4pm at Armuchee Church of God with the Rev. Charles Izell officiating.  Mrs. Taylor will the be interred in Priceville Cemetery in Tupelo, MS, at a later date.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Saturday from 4 until 6pm.  At other times, the family may be contacted at their residences.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the church on Sunday at 3:30pm and include: Phil Johnson, Colby Johnson, Mike Fletcher, Mike Reese, and Ricky Hogan.

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