Obituaries

Mr. Willie Ford, age 88, of Rome, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Services for Mr. Willie Ford are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Wright Memorial Mortuary has charge of arrangements for Mr. Willie Ford.

Mr. Robert “Tracy” Dickson, age 79, of Rome, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Deborah Gail Cole, 60, of Rome, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at her residence. She was born September 6, 1957 in Canton, Ga., the daughter of Bobby Heath and the late Eris Dobson Heath. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Crista Pike.

Mr. Daniel “Rickey” Garrett, age 66, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, after a brief illness.

Barry A. Cannon, age 70, of Rome, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at his home in the presence of his loved ones.

Mr. Tracy Dickson, of Rome, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Edward Highfield, who died on Monday, April 16, 2018, will be held this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the Carl Sidwell Chapel of the Salmon Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Harpe and Mr. Mike Ragland officiating.  Interment will follow in the Floyd Memory Gardens …

Robert Henry Kelley, age 63, of Rome, passed away April 17, 2018 at his residence.

Barry A. Cannon, age 70, of Rome, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at his home in the presence of his loved ones.

Victoria Jean Stanz Howard-Abernathy, of Cave Springs, Ga., formerly of Gadsden, Ala., died Monday, April 16, 2018. Ms. Abernathy was preceded in death by her first husband, Willis Jennings Howard Jr., who died in 1983. She is survived by husband, Billy Wayne Abernathy; her children, son, Ch…

Mrs. Mamie Jo Aker Strickland Griffin, age 78, of Calhoun, Ga., passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born May 6, 1939 to Wilburn and Jodie Mann Aker Sr. She attended Stephens High School in Calhoun, Ga., where she graduated in 1957. S…

Miss Joy Maureen Gibson, age 81, of Cave Spring, died Sunday afternoon, April 8, 2018, in a Rome hospital following a brief illness.

Barry A. Cannon, age 70, of Rome, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at his home, in the presence of his loved ones.

Ralph Clanton Sr., age 88, of Rome, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, in a local hospital.

Mr. William Gary Gray, age 52, of Calhoun, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Mr. Robert Dennis Beard, age 67, of Rome, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Michael Todd Chafin Sr., age 54, of Rome, Ga., passed away April 13, 2018. He was born April 21, 1963 in Aragon, Ga. to the late Charles and Mildred White Chafin.

Mr. James Charles Durbin Jr., age 40, of Centre, Ala., passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Floyd County, Ga.

Mr. Robert Dennis Beard, age 67, of Rome, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at his residence.

Ralph Clanton, Sr., age 88, of Rome, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, in a local hospital.

Mr. Kindel Glen Gresham, age 70, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Artie Eugene Ray, age 83, of Rome, passed Saturday, April 14, 2018, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Patricia Redden Howard, age 52, of Cedartown, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, at a local hospital.

Mr. Artie Eugene Ray, age 83, of Rome, passed Saturday, April 14, 2018, at a local hospital.

Robert Dennis Beard, 67, of Rome, died April 13, 2018. Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Juanita G. Covington, age 66, of Rome. Georgia passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at a local hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Mr. John Warren, age 75, of Calhoun, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Robert Dennis Beard, age 67, of Rome, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at his residence.

Mrs. Annette Toles Beck, age 63, of Lindale, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at a local hospital.

Louise Shirley Stock Stein, age 94, of 3126Cedartown Highway, formerly of 500 E. 11th St., Rome, Ga., passed away early Tuesday morning, April 10, at Floyd Medical Center following an acute illness.

Ms. Stephanie Marshall, age 25, of Rome, Ga., passed away Friday, April 13, 2018.

Mr. William Gerald Cook, age 70, of Shannon, Ga., passed away early Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018.

Mr. John Warren, age 75, of Calhoun, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Robert Dennis Beard, age 67, of Rome, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018,at his residence.

Mrs. Barbara Sue Guice, age 75, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Barbara Sue Guice, age 75, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at her residence.

Mr. William Gerald Cook, age 70, of Shannon, Ga., passed away early Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018.

Infant Johnny Maxwell “Max” Carver passed away March 29, 2018 at Northside Hospital Atlanta. He is survived by his parents, Jason T. and Natalie K. Carver; his grandparents, Johnny and Denise Carver and Matthew and Gina Hix; his aunts, Amy Carver and Americus Charles; and his uncle, Joe Hix.

William Enloe Willingham, 72, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg.

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