Obituaries

Mrs. Sara Louise Thomas, age 76, of Rome, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018, in a local hospital.

Michael Wayne Green, age 70, died Monday, February 12, 2018, in a local hospital. He was born to the late William Hoyt Green and Betty Lucille Hilley Green on September 20, 1947 in Rome, Georgia.

A Celebration of Life for Leslie Lewis Lucas, age 78, of Rome, who passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the Carl Sidwell Chapel of Salmon Funeral Home.

Charles “Chad” Owen Jr., born June 12, 1973 to Lisa Hodge Cochran and Charles Glenn Owen, passed away February 18, 2018, at the age of 44. Chad attended Model High School in Rome and Jacksonville State University, where he graduated with a communications degree in 1996. Following graduation,…

Mr. William “Bill” Devoe Watson, age 86, passed away Thursday, February 22,, 2018, at his residence.

Benjamin Hugh Chapman Jr., age 24, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at his residence in Louisiana.

Mrs. Ethel Ruth Thompson, age 85, of 93 Church Street NE, Rome, Georgia, transitioned on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Leslie Lewis Lucas, auctioneer, entrepreneur, and lifelong Roman, died Saturday of complications from a stroke. He was 78.

Homer Curtis "Butch" Vincent, age 71, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, in a local healthcare facility.

Miss Wanda Sue Ingram, age 75, of Rome, passed away Wednesday morning, February 21, 2018, in a local hospital.

Mr. Garey Klee Barrell, age 75, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Billie Dean Bobo Kitchen, age 89, of Rome, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Monday, February 19, 2018.

Michael Wayne Thacker, of Rome, Ga., born April 29, 1980, was taken away unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.

Bobby Earl Wilder, 77, of Panama City Beach, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2018. He was born on October 26, 1940 in Panama City, Fla. to Earnest and Lois Wilder.

Mr. Charles Andrew Swanson, age 83, of Silver Creek, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at a local hospital.

Maureen Sharkey Hall, age 71, of Rome, passed away at a local health care facility Monday, February 19, 2018.

Leslie L. Lucas, age 78, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at his residence.

Mrs. Elizabeth W. Dixon, age 82, of Rome, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at a local hospital following a sudden illness.

Mrs. Ethel Ruth Thompson, age 85, of 93 Church St. NE, Rome, Ga., transitioned February 17, 2018. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date. Keep the family in your prayers.

Mr. Charles Andrew Swanson, age 83, of Silver Creek, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Viola Omega Willerson, age 92, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at her residence.

Joseph Tom “Tommy” Langley, age 58, of Summerville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at his residence.

Audrey Climer, age 67, of Silver Creek, passed away on, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at her residence. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Salmon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Audrey Climer.

Paul David Werner, age 61, of Rome, passed away on Feb. 13, 2018. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Salmon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family. ie Lucas.

Leslie Lucas, age 78, of Rome, passed away on, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Salmon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Leslie Lucas.

Joseph Tom “Tommy” Langley, age 58, of Summerville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at his residence.

Dwayne Jay Sams, age 59, of Rome, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in a local hospital.

Mr. James Richard Thompson, age 85, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at a local hospital.

Audrey Climer, 67, of Silver Creek, died Feb. 16, 2018. Salmon Funeral Home and Cremation Services Carl Sidwell Chapel has charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Dwayne Jay Sams, age 59, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in a local hospital.

Ms. Ruth Ann Barnes, age 74, of Rome, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at her residence.

Patty Jo “Miss Pat” Puryear, age 77, of Armuchee, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 17, 2018 in a local health care facility.

Mr. Ralph Lee Wilson, age 89, of Shannon, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in a local hospital.

Mr. Michael Wayne Green, age 70, of Rome, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Elizabeth R. (Betty) Van Hoff, age 87, of Rome, passed away Sunday, Feb 11, 2018, in Cedartown, Ga.

Ruth Ann Barnes, 74, of Rome, died Feb. 16, 2018. Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Elizabeth W. Dixon, age 82, of Rome, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Beverly Fay Thomas, 82, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018, in Cedartown.

Mr. Ralph Lee Wilson, age 89, of Shannon, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018, in a local hospital.

Ms. Bonnie Ann Jones Lee, age 71, of Pooler, Ga., formerly of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Malinda Faye Lawrence, age 76, of 211 Chateau Dr., Apt. D-1, Rome, Ga., transitioned February 8, 2018. Services for Mrs. Lawrence will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 265 Oak Hill Road, Summerville, Ga., at 1 p.m. The body will lie in state fr…

Ms. Bonnie Ann Jones Lee, age 71, of Pooler, Ga., formerly of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, following an extended illness.

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