Obituaries

Donna Terry, 69, of Acworth, Ga., died September 22, 2018. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on September 27, 2018, at Woodstock Funeral Home. 

Ms. Mary Jane Ayers, 63, of Cave Spring, died Monday evening in a Rome hospital. Funeral services are being planned for Friday and will be announced when complete.

Mr. Michael Kovach, 55, of Black's Bluff Road, Rome, died Monday evening at his residence.

Dennis C. Freeman, 71, of Rome, Ga., passed away on September 22, 2018. Mr. Freeman was born in Rome, Georgia, on March 25, 1947. He is survived by his wife, Diana Freeman; stepsons, William Goss (Gloria), James Goss (Lek); granddaughter, Erica Ballinger (Nick); grandson, Ryan Goss; great gr…

Mr. James Harry Kelly, age 83, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018, in Rome, Georgia.

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Lois Bryan Flemister, age 83, of Rome, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Fuller officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour.

Mrs. Donna Renee Weems, age 66, of Lindale, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Weems was born in Floyd County, Georgia, on May 31, 1952, daughter of Dewey Carter and the late JoAnn Loflin Carter. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Prior to retirement,…

Betty B. Flemister, age 83, of Rome, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018 at her residence. She went home to be with the Lord surrounded by family. 

Dennis C. Freeman, of Rome, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Daniel's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Dalmira Hunt, 50, of Onancock, VA, passed away at her residence, on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Born October 8, 1967 in Marietta, GA, she was the daughter of Betty Ann Payne Hunt, and the late William Richard "Bill" Hunt, Jr., of Cave Spring, GA. Elizabeth was an artist, and self…

On September 19, 2018, God, through his eternal love and wisdom, chose his beloved daughter to go home to be with him. Our beloved Dorsie Mae "Dot" Black was born to the late Carlton Warren and Ruby Phelps Rucker in Rome, Ga., on Dec 27, 1929. She graduated from Main High School in 1946 and …

Mrs. Grace Maxine Wimpee Voils, age 88, of Silver Creek, passed away Friday morning, September 21, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Voils was born in Floyd County on December 30, 1929, daughter of the late Elijah "Lige" Wimpee and the late Louise Edwards Wimpee. She was also preceded in death by…

James Harry Kelly, age 83, passed away Friday, September 21, in Rome, Georgia. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Daniel's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Lou Baucom Williamson, age 90, of Lindale, passed away Friday morning, September 21, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Williamson was born in Lindale, GA on March 14, 1928, daughter of the late Alex Baucom and the late Cora McElheny Baucom. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, …

Mr. Jimmie D. Clark Sr., age 81, formerly of Rome, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Alice Faye Garner Tierney, age 65, of Littleton, Colo., passed away Friday, September 14, 2018. Alice had suffered cardiac arrest and was unable to recover. She was surrounded by her family and friends at Littleton Hospital when she died. Please visit www.apollofunerals.com for a full obituary. 

Nancy Elliott Lee, 70, of Rome, GA, died peacefully at home on August 21, 2018. Survivors include her son and son-in-law, Robert Elliott "Rob" Thielemann and Patrick Mark Garver, of Atlanta, GA; brother and partner, A.J. "Jim" Elliott and Phyllis Hale Marshburn, of Atlanta, GA; son and daugh…

The family will have A Celebration of Life for Betty Sue Williams Martin today, September 23, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Mizpah United Methodist Church, 4053 Kingston Highway, Kingston, Ga., 30145. Salmon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Betty Sue Williams Martin.

On September 19, 2018, God, through his eternal love and wisdom, chose his beloved daughter to go home to be with him.

Mrs. Betty Sue Williams Martin passed away on September 16 in a local healthcare facility following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Martin was born on, April 15, 1941, in Rome, Ga., daughter of the late Buddie and Annie Mae Landers Williams. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by a brother and three s…

Mrs. Dorsie Mae Black, age 88, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Floyd Medical Center.

Ms. Mildred Price Wyley, of 3 Poinsettia Dr., Rome, Ga., passed away peacefully on Monday, September 17, 2018, at Floyd Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Will and Bessie Price (Morgan) and John Morgan. She is survived by her children, Johnny, Ulyses, Angela, Alicia, Becky, Kat…

Mrs. Renita Lynn Osburn Robinson, age 61, of Cedar Bluff, Ala., passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Robinson was born April 2, 1957, in Floyd County, Georgia. She was employed by Home Instead Senior Care and recently was employed by Advance Rehab for several years…

Mr. Leon Diamond, age 74, of Rockmart, Ga., passed on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Care and direction are entrusted to F.K. Jones Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sheila Ann Rose Lancaster, age 66, of Shannon, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, following an extended illness. 

Mr. Nolain Cunningham, age 57, of Rome, Ga., transitioned September 15, 2018. The funeral services for Mr. Nolain Cunningham will be Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Lovejoy Baptist Church, Rome, Ga. Interment will follow at Free Liberty Cemetery. Please keep the family lifted up i…

Mrs. Bobbie Frances Landry, age 95, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away on September 13, 2018, at Community Hospice, Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs. Landry went peacefully to be with the Lord surrounded by family and friends.

Mr. David Wharton, age 58, of Rome, Ga., transitioned September 14, 2018. Services for Mr. Wharton will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 2 p.m. at F.K. Jones Funeral Home in Peek Chapel. The family will receive friends at F.K. Jones Funeral Home on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from …

Miss Shelia Mae Brown was born in Floyd County on February 10, 1960, to the late Harper Lee Brown Sr. and the late Lillie Mae Barrett.

James Thomas "Jamie" Hughes, age 14, of Rome, passed away at his residence Monday evening, September 17, 2018, following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Bonnell Wallace Wright, age 88, of Lindale, passed away Monday morning, September 17, 2018, in a local healthcare facility.

Mrs. Ruth R. Jones, age 104, of Rome, Ga., passed away on Monday morning, September 17, 2018.

Joseph Byron Presti, 56, of Silver Creek, passed away Sept. 13, 2018. Mr. Presti was born Sept. 29, 1961, in Tampa, Fla. He was preceded in death by his mother, Fannie Lee Noble. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Darell and Renee Noble, sister, Deanna Presti, and cousins and f…

Mr. Melvin Huston Carpenter, age 87, of the Rosedale community in Floyd County, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018, at a Macon care facility. Mrs. Betty Elizabeth Crowe Carpenter, age 86, of the Rosedale community in Floyd County, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018, fol…

Mr. Lester Clark Litesey Jr., past President & co-owner of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, age 80, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, September 17, 2018, at his residence. He was born on August 12, 1938, in Cedartown, Georgia, the son of Lester C. Litese…

Ms. Mildred Wyley, age 93, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. Home going service arrangements for Ms. Mildred Wyley are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Wright Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Mr. Samuel Carter Jr., age 70, of Calhoun, Georgia, made a peaceful transition on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Home going service arrangements for Mr. Samuel Carter are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Wright Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Ms. Shelia Brown, 58, of Rome, Georgia, made a peaceful transition on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Home going service arrangements for Ms. Shelia Brown are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Wright Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Ruth R. Jones, age 104, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Enon Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Lambert officiating. The family will begin receiving friends from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour. Interment will follow in the Salmon Cem…

Mr. Michael Paul Farr, age 66, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018, in a local hospital. Mr. Farr was born in Rome, Ga. on July 11, 1952, son of the late Paul Henry Farr and the late Marguerite Garrett Farr. Mr. Farr was a graduate of the Berry Academy, where he excelled in …

Robert Jeffery Stansell, age 61, of Rome, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018, in Buchanan, Ga. Jeff was born on September 2, 1957, to Robert "Bob" Stansell and the late Mary Peck Stansell. He was a member of Gardens Lakes Baptist Church. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Pec…

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rogers, age 87, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Rogers was born in Lindale, Georgia, on July 23, 1931, daughter of the late General Jefferson Grogan and the late Odessa Sartin Grogan. She was also preceded in death by a brother, …

Betty Sue Martin, age 77, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. The staff of Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Betty Sue Martin.

Mr. Melvin Huston Carpenter, age 87, of the Rosedale community in Floyd County, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018, at a Macon care facility. Mrs. Betty Elizabeth Crowe Carpenter, age 86, of the Rosedale community in Floyd County, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018, fol…

Mrs. Minnie Lee Harris, age 89, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at a local hospital.

Sara Ruth Abernathy McCord Talley, formerly of Centre, Ala., died September 11, 2018, at a nursing home in Rome, Ga., at age 96. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, at New Bethel Baptist Church in Cherokee County, Alabama, with the Rev. Brett Clements and the Rev. Do…

John Alonzo Sturgeon, age 52, of Rome, passed way Thursday, September 13, 2018, at his residence. John was born October 7, 1965, in Tampa, Florida, a son of the late Ferrill Sturgeon and Martha Ann Bland Elswick. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Lori Pa…

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