Obituaries

Clifford Richard (Rick) Lam, 69, of Cave Spring passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday morning, December 4, 2019, following an extended illness. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM at John House's Cave Spring Chapel. Anyone wishing to share a sto…

Mr. Ronnie Lewis Branton, Sr., age 70, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Branton was born in Rome, Georgia on June 5, 1949, son of the late Frances Lucille Lowery Branton. He was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Luella Lowery, and by a …

Mrs. Vera Ann Fricks Busby age 89 of Rome passed away Tuesday December 10, 2019 in a local health care facility. Mrs. Busby was born June 5, 1930 in Floyd County a daughter of the Durand O. Fricks, and Pearlie Satcher Fricks. She was a member of West Rome Baptist Church, Ruth Sunday School C…

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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Anderson, age 97, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on December 8, 2019. A life long resident of Rome, Betty, born on Veteran's Day, was the daughter of the late John W. and Carrie Mellon, of Rome, Ga. She was a life long member and devoted worke…

On a partly cloudy, late fall Sunday afternoon, peace arrived in the form of a last heartbeat. Through over two years of struggle with cancer, Brenda Butler Madden, struggled no more in this world. With a justified and fully sanctified faith, Brenda entered everlasting life in Heaven with he…

Mr. Robert Horace "Bob" Stansell, Jr., age 85, of Rome, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December, 7, 2019. Mr. Stansell was born in Floyd County, Georgia, on May 5, 1934, son of the late Robert Horace Stansell, Sr. and Eva Lee Weeks Stansell. He was proceeded in death by brothers …

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Anderson, age 97, of Rome passed away Sunday December 8, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday December 13, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home with Dr. Frank Wood and Rev. Rodney Brown officiating. Interment will follow in East View…

Mrs. Bobbie M. Burton, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away at her residence Sunday evening, December 8, 2019. A life-long resident of Rome and Floyd County, Bobbie was born November 23, 1935, a daughter of the late Claude and Flora Ellis Mathis. She was a graduate of Rome High School and a memb…

Mr. Earl Virgle Smith, age 86, of Lindale, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at a Cave Spring assisted living center. Mr. Smith was born in Rock Run, Alabama, on September 27, 1933, son of the late Oscar Smith and the late Omie Alexander Smith. He was also preceded in death by his w…

Joseph Wilson Caldwell, age 80 of Rome passed away November 26, 2019 in a local health care facility. Mr. Caldwell was born March 18, 1939, in Maryville, TN. Son of the late Harry Caldwell, and Margaret Townson Caldwell. He was a follower of the Baptist faith, and veteran of the United State…

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Jo Anne Sutton Locklear, age 83, passed away on Friday, December 6th, 2019. Jo Anne was born on March 14th, 1936 in Floyd County to parents William W. and Mary Jane Sutton. On October 5th, 1957, Jo Anne married her husband, Julius L. Locklear, who preceded her in death on November 10th, 2012…

Lindol Warren Lanham, age 95, of Kingston, passed away Wednesday December 4, 2019 at Winthrop Health and Rehab. Mrs. Lanham was born January 6, 1924, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Fannie Mae Warren. Mrs. Lanham was a member of Barnsley United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker a…

Mr. William Audie "Bill" Cromer, age 74, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Cromer was born in Rome, Georgia on February 2, 1945, son of the late Clifford Porter Cromer and the late Rebecca Mae Clemones Cromer. He was also preceded in death by a son, …

Mrs. Patricia Ann Johnson "Nanny Pat" Glenn, age 77, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at her residence.Mrs. Glenn was born in Rome, Georgia on June 29, 1942, daughter of the late John Lyn Johnson and the late Pearlie Jane Lipham Johnson. She was also preceded in death by …

John Benton McGowan, Jr, age 65, of Whitesburg, Ga, transitioned to eternal life on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. JB was born in Langdale, Alabama to John Benton and Joan McCrea McGowan, Sr on October 6, 1954. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Paul Harrison Stadn…

Mrs. Goldie Dean Stevens Lumpkin, age 79, of Carrollton, formerly of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at The Oaks of Carrollton. Mrs. Lumpkin was born in Floyd County, Georgia on July 29, 1940, daughter of the late Denford Porter Stevens and the late Jewell Graham Stevens. S…

Lindol Warren Lanham, age 95, of Rome passed away Wednesday December 4, 2019 at a local healthcare facility. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday December 7, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home with Shirley Chupp, and Bro. Jimmy Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in Mi…

Kay DeBerry Huckaby, age 60, of Rome passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at her residence.Kay was born on April 28, 1959 in Palo Alto, California to Gail Beard DeBerry Holden and late Brondon Eugene DeBerry. She was a graduate of Armuchee High School and also a graduate of Shorter College …

Johnny Douglas Dowdy, age 61, of Rome passed away Thursday December 5, 2019. Johnny was born on November 5, 2019 in McNary Arizona to the late John W. Dowdy, Jr. and Tommie Inell Pruitt Dowdy Crumley. Survivors include his wife: Rebekah Dowdy; brother: Dusty (Denise) Dowdy; sister: Beverly (…

Clifford Lam, Clifford Richard (Rick) Richard (Rick) Lam, 69, of Cave Spring, GA died December 04, 2019. Service will be held at 3:00, on December 14, 2019 at the chapel. Arrangements by JOHN HOUSE'S CAVE SPRING CHAPEL.

Mrs. Martha Jane Forsyth McDurmon, 71 of Rockmart, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019. She was born July 22, 1948 in Rockmart, daughter of the late Robert M. Forsyth and the late Mary Frances Sparks Edwards. Martha was a 1966 graduate of Rockmart High School and an active member of the Sec…

Mr. Harold Jimmy Taylor Jr., age 77, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Taylor was born in Rome, Georgia on September 7, 1942, son of the late Harold Jimmy Taylor Sr. and the late Mildred Louise Howell Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his sis…

Kay DeBerry Huckaby, age 60, of Rome passed away Tuesday December 3, 2019 at her residence. Graveside and interment services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday December 7, 2019 at Mountain Springs Church Cemetery with Rev. Neal Williams and Dr. Bill Holden officiating. The family will recei…

Donnie Ray Charles, age 72, of Rome passed away Monday December 2, 2019 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Friday December 6, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM unt…

Edward Clarence Swanson Sr., age 92, of Rome passed away Sunday December 1, 2019 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday December 6, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Dudley officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The fam…

Mrs. Wanda Knowles, age 80, of Lindale, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Knowles was born in Shannon, GA on September 24, 1939, the daughter of the late John Wesley Horsley and the late Velma Aline Bowers Horsley Wood. She was a…

Mrs. Margaret Louise Smith, age 83, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at a local hospital. Mrs. Smith was born in Dekalb County, Alabama on April 11, 1936, daughter of the late Houston Helms and the late Mary Leola Wooten Neal. She was also preceded in death by her husband, …

ALLQUIST, JOHN W Jr. formerly of Rome, GA, died on December 1, 2019, at the age of 86. To leave a special message for John's family, please click visit www.newcomerstlouis.com

Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Tallent Costlow, 61 of Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born December 11, 1957 in Rome, daughter of the late Ira Mack Tallent and the late Edith Wright Tallent. Jane was a 1975 graduate of Rockmart High School and earned her Associate Degree in …

Mrs. Betty Sue Rogers, age 86, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at a local hospital. Mrs. Rogers was born in Floyd County, Georgia on July 22, 1933, daughter of the late William Holmes Rountree and the late Alba Hawkins Rountree. She was also preceded in death by four siblin…

Joyce Pope Nicholson, age 86, of Rome passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Thursday December 5, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM u…

Betty Jean Phillips Chamblee, age 87, of Rome passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at a local hospital. Betty was born on December 4, 1931 in Glencoe AL., to the late Charles Phillips and Bonnie Phillips. She enjoyed line dancing and was one the original Dixie Stompers. She was of the Baptis…

Joyce Nicholson, Joyce Nicholson, 86, of Rome, GA died November 30, 2019. Services Pending. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

Mrs. Virginia Louise Wheeler, age 88, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at a local nursing facility. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Floyd County, GA, on April 15, 1931, daughter of the late Lester Ingram and the late Plummer Allen Ingram. Mrs. Wheeler was a graduate of Model…

Charlayne Deirdre Hobbs Rogers, 58, of Rome, GA, died Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Charlayne was born on June 23, 1961, in Floyd County, GA, a daughter of the late Charles E. Hobbs, Sr. and Martha Ann Pritchett Hobbs. She was a 1979 graduate of Model High …

Paul Alan Allison, 83, died Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Hospice at Wendover. A native of Cherokee County, SC, he was the son of the late Otis and Eula Bachelor Allison. Paul served in the Army, while stationed in Korea, and was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church. He retired from T…

Mrs. Carol L. Ford, age 75, of Kingston, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong resident of Kingston, Carol was born September 4, 1944, daughter of the late H. W. Camp and Minnie Raper Camp. She was a lifelong member of Connesena Baptist C…

Jessica Howell, Diane Hester Jessica Diane Hester Howell, 36, of Rome, GA died November 26, 2019. Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on December 2, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Arrangements by Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Michael Rice, Michael Wayne Wayne Rice, 71, of Rome, GA died November 27, 2019. Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on December 1, 2019 at Hutcheson's Memorial Chapel. Arrangements by Hutcheson's Memorial Chapel.

Rev. Kenneth James Hinkley, Sr., age 79, of Rome, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 29, 2019. Rev. Hinkley was born in Fort Knox, KY on July 4, 1940, son of the late Colonel O. T. Hinkley and the late Ruby Johnson Hinkley. Rev. Hinkley was called and ordained into Gospel …

Mrs. Charlene Jablonski, age 29, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Charlene was born in Rome, GA on March 17, 1953, daughter of the late Louise Andrews Neighbors and the late Edward LeHugh Neighbors. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Marie Ran…

Donald Edward McDermont, Jr., age 51 of Rome, passed away November 22, 2019. Eddie was a native of Rome and a graduate of Model High School. Eddie is survived by his parents Donald Edward McDermont, Sr. and Linda Trammell McDermont. He is also survived by his two children, Allie K. McDermont…

Charlayne Hobbs Rogers, age 58, wife of Bobby Don Rogers, Manager of Parnick Jennings Sr.'s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, of Rome passed away Saturday November 30, 2019 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 8:00 P.M. on Monday December 2, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home with Rev.…

Mrs. Linda Ellen Waters, age 73, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at a local hospital. Linda was born on September 23, 1946 and died on November 24, 2019. She is survived by her sister Mimi (Oscar) Fallin; son Michael (Judith) Crumbock; stepson Christopher (Jennifer) Waters…

Mrs. Charlotte B. Britt, age 86, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, with Dr. Dale Levan officiating…

Mr. Bobby Lee Newberry, age 63, of Cedar Bluff, AL, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Newberry was born in Rome, GA on May 27, 1956, son of the former Stella Louise Carter and the late Bobby Gene Newberry. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Ch…

Mrs. Shirley Kathryn Wood Smith, age 87, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019. Mrs. Smith was born on February 12, 1932 in Lindale, GA. She was the daughter of the late William Cecil Wood and Lillie Mae Ellington Wood. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, M…

Nina Hudson DeLong died November 27, 2019 at her home in Rome, GA. Nina was born in Talladega County, Alabama, on January 22, 1925, the daughter of the late Louie Dean and Mildred Houston Hudson. She was a 1943 graduate of Talladega High School and attended the Marsh Business College and the…

Mrs. Charlotte B. Britt, age 86, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Britt was born in Rome, GA on March 10, 1933, daughter of the late Walter Ray Cadle and the late Elsie Ramsey Cadle. Mrs. Britt was a lifelong member of Fellowship Bap…

Mr. Gene Walton Gilbreath, age 79, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Gilbreath was born in Rome, GA on October 15, 1940, son of the late Earnest Walton Gilbreath and the late Dealva Fuller Gilbreath. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Edwi…

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