Obituaries

Mr. Gordon "Ray" Sweatt, age 85, of Lindale, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019, at his residence.

Mrs. Mary Lois Lanham Crump, age 80, of Rome, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Mr. Donald B. Henry, age 81, formerly of Rome, Ga., passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019, in Sylvester, Ga. Graveside funeral services will be held today at 2:00 p.m. in the mausoleum chapel of Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ken Oates officiating. Interment will follow. For a com…

Mrs. Mildred Inez Wheat, age 92, of Rome, Ga., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday morning, February 19, 2019. Mrs. Wheat was born in Okeechobee County, Fla., on April 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Charles Tilman Martin Sr. and Radie Lou Burns Martin. She was…

Edna Snyder Burns, 96, of Duluth, Ga., formerly of Rome, Ga., died Tuesday, February 19, 2019. At the time of her passing, she was a resident of A.G. Rhodes Senior Long-Term Care facility on the campus of Emory University, Atlanta.

Mr. Charles Edward "Red" Rogers, age 89, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at his residence.

Floyd "Punk" Robinson, age 85, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in a local hospital.

Floyd "Punk" Robinson, age 85, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Minnie Williams Knox, age 97, of 607A Hardy Avenue, Rome, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Floyd Medical Center. She was born on May 30, 1921, to the late Hattie and Lonnie Williams in Cobb County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, five sis…

John Grant Self, age 89, went to be present with the Lord on Sunday, February 17, 2019, while held by his wife and children.

Steve Devine, dropping his last "F-Bomb", passed away in his home, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, after battling cancer for the past two years. 

Mrs. Reba Inez Brock Allen, age 86, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in a local hospital.

Mr. Johnny Lee Wright, age 82, of Rome passed away Thursday February 14, 2019.

Hilary Yeargan Johnson, age 80, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Hilary was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, the eldest child of Victor Bowles Yeargan Sr. and Martha Collins Yeargan.

Hilary Yeargan Johnson, age 80, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Hilary was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, the eldest child of Victor Bowles Yeargan Sr. and Martha Collins Yeargan.

Mrs. Reba Inez Brock Allen, age 86, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in a local hospital.

Mr. Johnny Lee Wright, age 82, of Rome, passed away Thursday February 14, 2019.

Mrs. Krystal Lenore Miller Dial, age 46, of Silver Creek, Ga., passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at her residence.

Jason Walter Graves, age 41, of Rome, passed away February 12, 2019, in a local hospital.

Ms. Sheila Eleam Smith, age 67, of the Little Texas Valley community, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Glenda Henderson York, age 81, of Lindale, passed away Wednesday morning, February 13, 2019, in a local hospital.

Helen B. Chambers passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children on Jan. 26, 2019, at the age of 75.

Mr. Paul Wayne Tibbs, age 71, of Rome, Ga., passed away Monday, February 11, 2019, in a local hospital.

Edmund Leonidas Yeargan Jr., 80, of Rome, Georgia, died Saturday, February 9, 2019, at his residence. A native of Rome, Georgia, Mr. Yeargan was born June 2, 1938, son of the late Marjorie Curry Yeargan and Edmund Leonidas Yeargan Sr.

Mrs. Cynthia June "Cindy" Couch, age 68, of Rome, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Couch was born in Floyd County, Georgia, on December 22, 1950, daughter of the late Fred and Ruby Milam. She was also preceded in death by a son, Chris Couch. Mrs. Couch was a h…

Bessie Burnes Crawford, 78, of Rome, Ga., died February 10, 2019, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Rome, born on March 4, 1940, to the late N.N. Burnes Jr. and Lucille Clarke Burnes. She married Jerry N. Crawford in 1960, who preceded her in death after 36 …

The Rev. John Oscar Thomas, 60, of Tifton, died February 8, 2019. His funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at First Assembly of God with the Rev. Glen Starling officiating and Gloria Cummings giving the prayer. Burial will follow at Tift Memorial Gardens…

Phillip Lane McEntire, age 56, of Calhoun, GA, passed away on Thursday evening, February 7, 2019.

Ms. Greer Fay Brock, age 75, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday evening, February 8, 2019.

Mrs. Shirley Ann Morgan Davis, age 76, of Rome, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019, at her residence.

Mr. Robert Allen "Bob" Townley, age 76, of Armuchee, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at a local healthcare facility.

Ronnie Kelley, age 60, of Rome, passed away February 5, 2019, at his residence.

Mrs. Brandy Slaton, 32, of Rome, died Sunday afternoon, February 3, 2019, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Mr. Loray Bynum "Buddy" Byars, age 90, of Rome, Ga., and formerly of Summerville, Ga., died Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at his residence.

Mrs. Flora M. Byrd, age 97, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at her residence.

Funeral services for Era Marie "Ebbie" Kirby Thomas, of Dallas, and formerly of Rome, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Following the service she and her husband, Homer Calvin "Tom" Thomas Jr., will be interred at East View Cemetery. The family w…

A memorial service for Betty Thacker Sapp will be held today, Friday, February 8, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at West Rome Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Salmon Funeral Home and Cremation Services makes this announcement on b…

Lillian Cooper, 93, of Rome, Georgia, died February 1, 2019. Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on February 9, 2019, at Greater Bethlehem Temple Church. Arrangements by Wright Memorial Mortuary.

Mr. Robert Allen "Bob" Townley, age 76, of Armuchee, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at a local healthcare facility.

Rome resident Dolores "Tooken" Richardson Cade passed away January 31, 2019. She was 94.

Mr. Douglas Paul Rogers, age 62, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Linda Lawson Terry, age 76, of Armuchee, Ga., formerly of Bessemer, Ala., passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Mrs. Bonnie F. Green, age 89, of Rome, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019, at a local nursing home.

Mr. John Parker Henry, age 78, of Lindale, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at a local hospital.

Mrs. W. Fay Gilmore McLeod, age 58, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at a local healthcare facility.

Paula White, cherished wife, beloved mother, adored aunt, great aunt, great, great aunt, and friend to all, passed away on February 4, 2019, at The Harbor, Renaissance Marquis, Rome, Georgia. She is predeceased by her parents, Horace and Alma Whatley, and a sister, June Whatley Daniel. She i…

Paula Whatley White, 84, of Rome, Georgia, died February 4, 2019. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1941 Shorter Ave., Rome, on Friday, February 8, 2019. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements b…

Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Robbins Green, 93, of Rome and Dunwoody, Georgia, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Addie & Clay Tavormina, following a long-term illness.

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