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In Memory: Joe Whorton Jr., All Top Roofing Co-Owner

The Cartersville resident will be laid to rest today.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
The following obituary was submitted by Owen Funeral Home

Virgil Joseph (Joe) Whorton, Jr., fondly referred to as "Roofer", of Cartersville, died Monday, March 3, 2014. Whorton was born May 2, 1959, in Rome, a son of the late Virgil Joseph Wharton, Sr. and Melba Johnson Whorton.

He was of the Methodist faith and the co-owner and operator of All Top Roofing. A successful Cartersville businessman since 1980, Joe's favorite hobbies were golf and hunting. He was a member and past president of Cartersville Country Club and a loving husband and father.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Belinda Guice Whorton, two sons, Nicholas Joseph Whorton and Jeffrey Thomas Whorton, both of Cartersville, sister, Lori Whorton Spence, of Rome, brothers and sister in laws, Bill and Linda Whorton, of Carrollton, Ga. and Greg and Susan Whorton, of Cartersville and sister, Kristi Whorton, of Roswell, sister in laws, Barbara Taylor, of Albertville, Alabama and Vanessa Lindsey, of Armuchee and brother and sister in law, Ken and Robin Guice, of Rome, and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6 from the Sam Jones United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kevin Lobello and Pastor Steven Hawkins officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Oak Hill cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Knight, Steve Stewart, Steve Sheffield, Ricky Stepp, Dr. Ralph Martin, Rodney Abernathy and David Baker. 

Honorary pallbearers will be the Cartersville Country Club Wednesday Golf Group. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Owen Funeral Home  is in charge of the arrangements.

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