Obituaries

Mrs. Evelyn Lee Payne Rogers, age 87, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday morning, October 19, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Rogers was born in Floyd County, GA, on June 12, 1932, daughter of the late Grover and Ruby Brown Payne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Arthur Roge…

Mrs. Shirley Ann Carroll, age 76, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Friday evening, October 18, 2019, in a local hospital. Mrs. Carroll was born in Monticello, GA, on January 30, 1943, daughter of the late Woodrow Kendall White and the late Connie Clare Riley White. She was also preceded in d…

Mr. Thomas Vester McBurnett, Sr., age 79, of Armuchee, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at his residence. Mr. McBurnett was born in Cherokee County, AL on Sept. 23, 1940, son of the late William Vester McBurnett and the late Lavada Ely McBurnett. He was a member of the Local Labor Un…

Mrs. Oneida Anne Adams, age 85, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday morning, October 17, 2019. A native of Rome and Floyd County, Mrs. Adams was born July 7, 1934, daughter of the late Eustace and Julia Helen Busby Carter. She had lived most all her life in Rome and was a longtime member of Sh…

Lucy Heggie Kilpatrick died Oct. 16, 2019 and lived at 8 Turner Chapel Road Rome, Georgia. She was born in Dallas, Texas on May 13, 1923 the daughter of George W. and Mattie W. Heggie. They moved to Chattanooga, TN when Lucy was 8 years old. After high school, she studied in New York City fo…

Mr. William Lawrence "W. L." White, age 84, of Lindale, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. White was a native of Lindale, GA, born on July 27, 1935, son of the late Raymond Benjamin "R. B." White and the late Annie "Louise" Palmer White. He was also prece…

Hugh Marvin McRae, Jr. was born on Aug. 15, 1926, the son of the late Hugh Marvin McRae, Sr., and the late Lillian Russell McRae. He died on Oct. 16, 2019 peacefully at his home in Rockmart, surrounded by family. Hugh graduated from Rockmart High School in 1944, and served in the US Navy dur…

Mr. William Lawrence (W.L.) White, age 84 of Lindale, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Thomas Vester McBurnett, Sr., age 79, of Armuchee, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. The Rev. Vance Stiles will officiate with Thom…

Mrs. Chiquita Conkle Daniel, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at a local hospital. Mrs. Daniel was born in Cherokee County, AL on Aug. 31, 1935, daughter of the late Arthur William Conkle and the late Dora Marie Edge Conkle. She was the last surviving founding me…

On Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, Robert "Bob" Alexander Williams, Jr. went home to be with the Lord at the age of 84 in Charlotte, NC. Formerly of Georgia, he and his late wife Olivia, served almost 30 years as Southern Baptist Missionaries to Honduras. His family will receive friends Saturday, Oct…

Mr. Hugh M. McRae, Jr. age 93, of Rockmart, GA passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Rockmart First United Methodist Church. Private interment services will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends foll…

Lollie Ernestine Wansley Fryer, age 96, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Ernestine was born on Dec. 19, 1922 to McCarter Wansley and Lollie Belle Crow Wansley in Carnesville, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS degree in Home Economics. She was a member of Al…

Mr. Caleb Thomas Clark, age 27, of Aragon, GA, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Clark was born in Austell, GA on November 10, 1991, son of the former Stacy Lou Worthington and Gary Thomas Clark. He was a 2010 graduate of Pepperell High School in Lindale and attended N…

Mrs. Annice Elizabeth Cook Gresham, age 71, of Perry, GA, formerly of Centre, AL, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Warner Robins, GA. Mrs. Gresham was born in Rome, Georgia on Nov. 24, 1947, daughter of the late Rev. Grady Cook and the late Annice Christine Lankford Cook. She was als…

Douglas Ray Whiddon, 70, of Waycross, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Doug was born Sept. 18, 1949 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Wilson Ray Whiddon and Rachael Elizabeth Douglas Whiddon. He graduated from Darlington School (Class of '67) in Rome, Georgia. He is survived by a number of close cou…

Mr. Thomas Ray Holder, 77 of Rome passed away Friday Oct. 11, 2019 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019, at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Marvin Jackson, officiating. Interment will follow in Morning View Cemetery. The family will …

Mr. Jimmy Marshall Green, age 81, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Green was born in Floyd County, GA on Jan. 13, 1938, son of the late J. M. Green and the late Frances Victoria Warren Green. He was a graduate of Armuchee High School in the class of …

Mr. Horace Steven "Steve" Shaw, age 67, of Rome, GA, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Shaw was born in Floyd County, GA on May 5, 1952, son of the former Mildred Rampley and the late Horace Grover Shaw. He was a 1970 graduate of West Rome High School and received h…

Mr. James Tillman Fricks, Sr., age 92, of Shannon, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Fricks was born in Westminster, South Carolina on Feb. 6, 1927, son of the late Joe Tillman Fricks and the late Essie James Fricks. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ann…

Robert Jeffrey Williams, age 53, of Taylorsville, GA, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019, after a short stint in a local hospital. Robert was born on May 19, 1966, in West Covina, CA. In 1984, he graduated from South Plantation FL High School, then attended Jacksonville State University …

Mr. Thomas Ray Holder, 77, of Rome, passed away Friday October 11, 2019 in a local hospital. Mr. Holder was born March 23, 1942, in Floyd County, son of the late Bill Holder and Sue Tolbert Holder. He was of the Baptist Faith and retired from Bell South after 38 years of service. He was a gr…

Mrs. Bernice Louise Givens Bowling, age 88, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Mrs. Bowling was born in Lindale, GA on October 4, 1931, the daughter of the late James Grady Givens and the late Eunice Elsie Bowman Givens. She worked for many years at Southern Bell. She wa…

Mr. Ricky Keith Smith, age 49, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in a local hospital after a brief illness. Ricky was born in Rome, GA, on Jan. 16, 1970, son of the late C. Gerald Smith and Linda Sue Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Rome, Georgia. He was a self-employed …

Mrs. Hazel Frances Taylor, age 91, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at a local assisted living facility. Mrs. Taylor was born in McMinnville, TN on Nov. 25, 1927, daughter of the late James Evan Redmond and the late Hattie Mae Reynolds Redmond. In addition to her parents,…

Mr. Don Anthony Agan, age 62, of Aragon, GA, received his long, awaited healing Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, 2019, in his earthly home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Agan was born in Rome, GA on May 20, 1957, son of the former Betty Marie Cleveland and the late Edwin Billy Agan. He was al…

Hillary Paris Thomas, 48, passed away at her home in Rome, GA of natural causes on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Hillary was born in Rome, GA, where she lived until her passing. She graduated from Model High School in 1989, and from Floyd College with an Associates in Nursing in 1995. She went on …

Mr. Don Anthony Agan, age 62, of Aragon, GA, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Frances Terry Shields passed away Monday Oct. 7, 2019 in a Cobb County Hospital. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at Floyd Road Baptist Church in Austell with Rev. Keith Collins officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens in Rome, …

Rondy Pearson Fuller, age 70, of Rome passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Rondy was born Jan. 8, 1949, in Rome, a son of the late Clarence Lee Fuller, and Julia Mae Hall Fuller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Ray Fuller, brother, Willard Lee Fuller, sister, Frances Bishop, and E…

Mrs. Shirley Louise Burgess Turner, age 75, of Rome, GA, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Daytona Beach, FL. Mrs. Turner was born in Resaca, GA on Jan. 21, 1944, daughter of the late Sylvester and Fanny Cornelison Burgess. She was also preceded in death by 10 siblings. Prior to her retir…

Mr. Tommy Darrell Dabbs, age 56, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Dabbs was born in Calhoun, GA on May 31, 1963, son of the former Retha Ann Watson and the late Tommy Carl Dabbs. He was a retired textile employee and was of the Church of God faith. Surv…

Dr. James Conn Parker, age 76, Dawsonville, GA, passed away Oct. 5, 2019 at 6:10 a.m. after an extended illness. He was a twenty six year resident of Dahlonega, GA from 1975-2001. The family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 from noon to 2 p.m. with a 2 p.m. funeral service in the…

Rev. Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Oates, age 70, of Rome, GA, passed away at his residence Saturday morning, Oct. 5, 2019. Ken was born in Cairo, GA, Sept. 20, 1949, son of the late James Edward Oates and Vonnie Mae Kelly Oates. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Viet…

John Easterwood, John Easterwood, 78, of Rome, GA died October 04, 2019. Service will be held at 6:00 pm, on October 8, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

Mr. George Horace Fitzgerald, age 89, of Rome passed away Saturday October 5, 2019 in a local health care. Mr. Fitzgerald was born February 15, 1930 in Cobb County, a son of the late E.D. Fitzgerald, and Mae Taylor Fitzgerald. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and the Adult Men Sund…

Mr. Gene Chastain, age 90, of Rome passed away October 4, 2019 in a local health care. Mr. Chastain was born May 1, 1929, in Chattooga, Ga. a son of the late Hilliard Chastain, and Dolly Gaston Chastain. He was a member of Wesley Chapel Church. Mr. Chastain was a member of Oostanaula Masonic…

Rev. Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Oates, age 70, of Rome, GA, passed away at his residence Saturday morning, October 5, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Salmon Funeral Home, 2516 New Calhoun Highway, Rome.

Mrs. Doris Jean Freeman, age 92, of Rome passed away on Oct. 1, 2019 at a Local Healthcare Facility. Mrs. Freeman was born in Crossville, Al. on Feb. 4, 1927. She attended Armuchee Church of God, and Trinity United Christian Church. She was the daughter of the late Franklin L. Money and Ober…

Virginia Anne Garland (86), went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 12:15 am on Monday, September 30, 2019. She was the wife of the Rev. Robert Garland. They shared 61 years of marriage together. Born in Adairsville, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Dorothy …

Mr. Timothy Starr Payne, age 61, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday morning, September 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Payne was born in Rome, GA on August 27, 1958, the son of the late Trammell Starr Payne and the late Elizabeth Ada Poe. In addition to his parents, he was p…

Mrs. Margaret Evelyn Carnes Lee, age 95, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Lee was born in Floyd County, GA on May 13, 1924, daughter of the late Elis Carnes and the late Mary Goddard Carnes Wells. She was formerly employed by Klopman Mills with seve…

Mr. Julian Franklin Vaughn, age 82, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 3, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Vaughn was born in Floyd County, GA on Nov. 2, 1936, son of the late Horace and Ruby Landers Vaughn. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Vaughn. Mr. Vaughn was…

Mr. J. Frank Shirey, age 83, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Shirey was born in DeKalb County, AL on April 12, 1936, son of the late Clifford Wayne Shirey and the late Nell Formby Shirey. He was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church and prior to his …

Mr. Jerry Lamar "Bubba" Williams, Jr., age 47, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. Mr. Williams was born in Rome, GA on Dec. 7, 1971, son of Jerry Lamar Williams, Sr. and Kathy Sue Murphy Williams. He was self-employed as a welder and pipe fitter.…

Nikki Nichols West, 72, of Rome, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Sept. 24, 2019 in Lexington, SC surrounded by family and friends. Nikki was born in Rome, Georgia, to Mildred and Rufus Nichols on Dec. 30, 1946. She grew up in Rome and lived there until her move to Lexington, SC in 1987. S…

Mr. William "Bill" Christie, age 86 of Rome passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Christie was born July 9, 1933, in Shannon, a son of the late Henry Grady Jefferson Christie, and Janie Rebecca Henry Christie. He was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church, where …

Mrs. Bettye Ruth Williams Ellington, age 91, of Rome, GA passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Bettye was born on Oct. 3, 1927 to the late John Elbert and Jennie Bell Hice Williams. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and retired from the Social Security Administration. In additio…

Mrs. Carolyn Marie Jones Cromer, age 79, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Cromer was born in Floyd County, Georgia, on February 11, 1940, daughter of the late Harold Jones and the late Nora Davis Jones. She was also preceded in death …

Mr. William "Bill" Christie, age 86 of Rome passed away Sunday, Sept. 29 at his residence. Mr. Christie was born July 9, 1933, in Shannon, a son of the late Henry Grady Jefferson Christie, and Janie Rebecca Henry Christie. He was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church, where he was…

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