Obituaries

Mr. Leon Godfrey, 90, of Centre, formerly of Cave Spring, died Friday evening, January 17, 2020 at his residence following a short illness. A native of Cherokee County, Alabama, Mr. Godfrey was born August 18, 1929, a son of the late William Robert Godfrey and the late Gertrude Ellis Godfrey…

Carolyn Mae Cordle, age 83, of Rome, GA passed away January 12, 2020 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Wilber R. Cordle, in 1995. She is survived by her only child, D. Tim Cordle and his wife, Felieca of Winter Park, FL, a sister, nieces, nephews, a…

Mrs. Zelma Lucille Clements, age 92, of Rome, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020, in a local hospital. Mrs. Clements was born in Floyd County, Georgia on October 1, 1927, daughter of the late Robert Richard Cantrell and the late Josephine Wilkins Cantrell. She was a former employee of C…

Mary Stanley, age 80, of Rome passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at a local facility. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:…

McDermont, Linda Earlene Trammell Linda Trammell McDermont, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at a local hospital. Linda was born, May 4, 1943, the daughter of the late Luther S. and Donnie Mae Trammell. She was also preceded in death by her son Donald Edward McDermont, Jr. an…

Mr. Henry James White Jr. age 66 passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, at his family residence. Services will be Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 12:00 noon Greater Bethlehem Temple, 401 Nixon Ave S.W. Rome, Georgia 30161. He will lie in-state from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Rev. Fr…

Mr. Henry James White Jr. age 66 passed away Monday, January 13, 2020, at his family residence. Services will be Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 12:00 noon Greater Bethlehem Temple, 401 Nixon Ave S.W. Rome, Georgia 30161. He will lie in-state from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Bishop …

Mrs. Wydelle Sessions Clark, age 99, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at a local assisted living facility. Mrs. Clark was born in Hillsboro, MS on March 24, 1920, the daughter of the late Mattie and Calvin Sessions. She resided in Mississippi until she moved to Dermott…

Mr. Arthur C. "A.C." Camp, age 92, of Rome, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at a local hospital. Mr. Camp was born in Rome, Georgia on October 22, 1927, son of the late Robert Horace Camp and Chloe Devin Underwood Camp. He was also preceded in death by his wife, L…

Mrs. Carolyn Wood Perry, age 82, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Perry was born in Rome, GA on July 3, 1937, daughter of the late Dana Kenneth Wood, Sr. and the late Anna Marie Stephens Wood. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Wanda Nix an…

Holly Mae Dixon Kinsey, age 34, of Rome, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at a Birmingham, Alabama hospital. Holly was born in Rome, Georgia on July 4, 1985, daughter of Gregory Jack Dixon and Sherry Boozer Brooks. She was a member of West Rome Baptist Church. Prior to her illness, s…

Mrs. Debbie Cooper McEver, age 64, of Cave Spring, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 12 noon in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. Interment will follow in Georgia National Cemetery. The family w…

Mary Younce Hall, 99, of O'Fallon, MO, (formally of Rome, Georgia) passed away on January 12, 2020. She was born to parents Russell D. Younce and Treva F. Younce, on April 6th, 1920 in Troy, Ohio. She moved to Rome in 1945 and was a life-long resident. She only recently moved to Missouri to …

Krishna Vadlamudi, age 72 of Franklin, TN passed away January 13, 2020. Born in Gudivada, India to the late Bulli Adinarayana Vadlamudi & Lalitha Kumari Lingam Vadlamudi. Survived by daughters, Lavanya (Madhukar) Cherukuri and Lalitha Kumari (Naga P) Pasumarthi; brothers, Seshagiri Rao V…

The funeral service for Mr. Ned Ray Hughes, Sr., 90, of DeArmanville, AL, will be at 11 am (CST) on Friday, January 17, 2020, at DeArmanville United Methodist Church with Pastor Abigail Carlisle-Wilke officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends fro…

Ben L. Crawford, age 90, of Shannon, GA, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020. Salmon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. James Mitchell Pilcher, age 73, of Rome, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at a local hospital. Mr. Pilcher was born in Rome, Georgia on October 25, 1946, son of the late James Arthur Pilcher and the late Deloma Hall Pilcher. He was a member of South Broad Baptist Church. Prior to…

Mrs. Debbie Cooper McEver, age 64, of Cave Spring, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at a local healthcare facility following a battle with cancer.Mrs. McEver was born in Rome, Georgia on April 12, 1955, daughter of the late William Gerald Cooper and the late Mary Jones Cooper. She wa…

Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Shaw, age 92, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020, at a local hospital. Mrs. Shaw was born in Lindale, GA on October 4, 1927, the daughter of the late Ervin James S. Rampley and the late Lillie Mae Hood Rampley. She was of Christian faith. She worked a…

Mr. James David Godfrey, age 54, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Godfrey was born in Rome, GA on August 29, 1965, son of the former Mary Lois Carter and the late Ernest Hubert Godfrey. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Herman Cooper.…

Mrs. Juanita Worsham, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Worsham was born in Adairsville, GA on August 13, 1939, daughter of the late Chester Bowden Towe and the late Beulah Mary Smith Towe. She was a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church and …

Rev. John Chester Martin, age 80, of Shannon passed away Saturday January 11, 2020 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday January 14, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, with Rev. Gary Diggs, and Justin Millsap officiating. Interment will follow in Morning V…

Mrs. Cynthia Grace Swinford, age 86, of Summerville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Swinford was born in Sydney, Australia on March 8, 1933, daughter of the late William Edward Pavely and Amelia Scanlon Pavely. She was also preceded in death by her son, Tr…

Lois Siniard Sharp, 95 of Rome passed away on January 9, 2020, at the home she shared with her daughter, Lydia and son-in-love, Bill for many years. She was born December 21, 1924, in Bartow County to Samuel Goodwin Siniard and Lottie Abney Siniard, the last of seven children born to Sam and…

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) Wat…

Mr. James David Godfrey, age 54, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020, 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.

Lois Siniard Sharp, 95 of Rome passed away on January 9, 2020, at the home she shared with her daughter, Lydia and son-in-love, Bill for many years. A graveside service for Mrs. Sharp will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020, 1 p.m. at East View Cemetery with Pastors Mac McCurry and Clyde Ha…

Mr. Michael Steven Green, age 57, of Rome, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at his residence. Mike was born in Floyd County, GA on March 28, 1962, son of the late Jimmy Marshall Green and the former, Joann Pirkle. He was a graduate of Armuchee High School and was a member of Ne…

Nina Ann Burns Murdock, age 84, of Rome passed away Wednesday January 8, 2020 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday January 11, 2020 at Riverside Baptist Church, with Rev. Randy Lambert officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memory Gardens. The fa…

Mr. Ralph Benjamin Ghorley, age 88, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at a local hospital. Mr. Ghorley was born in Kingston, GA on May 26, 1931, son of the late Ernest Madison Ghorley and the late Martha Kilgore Ghorley. He was a former employee of Galey & Lord and was a …

James Frederick "Jim" Green, loving husband and father, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the age of 90. He lived true to the motto of serving God, country, family and community. James was born in Rome, Georgia on January 18, 1930, son of the late William Scott Green and the late…

Mrs. Rebekah Wright Skelton, age 95, of Rome, entered the kingdom of Heaven on Friday, January 3, 2020 at her home surrounded by her daughters and other loved ones. Mrs. Skelton was born in Rome, Georgia on March 3, 1924, to the late Orion Griffin Wright and the late Ethel Davis Wright. Her …

Rhonda Lynn Copeland, age 67, of Rome passed away Tuesday January 7, 2020 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday January 10, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, with Rev. Dale Byars officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will …

Miss Windell Edith Sutton, age 74, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at her residence. Miss Sutton was born in Floyd County, Georgia on April 25, 1945, daughter of the late Albert Robert Sutton and the late Pauline Owens Sutton. She was also preceded in death by two nephews, …

Patsy Louise Knight Vandiver, age 68, of Rome passed away Monday January 6, 2020 at a local hospital.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday January 9, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Bohannon officiating. Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens. The f…

Mr. Robert D. Cescutti, age 86, of Rome, passed away at a local hospital Monday, January 6, 2020. Mr. Cescutti was born in Rome, Georgia February 20, 1933. He was the son of the late Ettore (Tony) Cescutti and Atha Scoggins Cescutti. He was also predeceased by a brother Ronald N. Cescutti. H…

Carllene Stratton, 67, wife of Grady Stratton, Jr., died Friday, January 3, 2020.Born in Lindale, GA, she was the daughter of Norman Williamson and the late Mary Lou Baucham Williamson.Carllene enjoyed fishing, golfing, UGA football, and spending time with her family.In addition to her lovin…

Funeral services for Lois Rutledge will be held at 12:00 P.M. Tuesday January 7, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herman Stamey officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funera…

Mrs. Carllene Williamson Stratton, age 67, of Greenville, SC, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020. Mrs. Stratton was born in Lindale, Georgia on May 15, 1952, daughter of Norman Williamson, Lindale, GA and the late Mary Lou Baucham Williamson. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, J…

Mrs. Lawrie Holder, age 48, of Rome passed away Friday, January 3, 2020. Lawrie was born in Rome, Georgia to Danny Terry and the late Thelma Best Terry. She enjoyed antiques, Coca Cola memorabilia and crafting. She was considered an "artsy" minded woman. Survivors include her partner, Thomas…

Patricia O'Neal Lowe, 79, of Prospect, KY passed away on December 27, 2019. Born May 1, 1940 in Rome, GA, she was the youngest child of the late Marion Carroll O'Neal, Sr. and Eula James O'Neal. She is survived by her two daughters, Amy L. Sneed (Mark) and Heather L. Hairgrove (Tony); two gr…

Mr. Robert Jeffery Jordan, age 54, of Rome, the Armuchee Community, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Jordan was born in Rome, GA on July 20, 1965, son of the late Linda Weldon Jordan and the late Larry Lee Jordan. Mr. Jordan was employed by the City of Rome wi…

Mrs. Rebekah Wright Skelton, age 95, of Rome, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel.

Mr. Walter Lee Blanton, age 86, of Big Texas Valley passed away Tuesday December 31, 2019 in local hospital. Mr. Blanton, was born December 14, 1933. In Sylva, North Carolina, a son of the late, Erastus and Bessie Mae Shular Blanton. Mr. Blanton was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, ordain…

Mildred "Jackie" Oaks Cline, age 91 of Rome, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Rome. Jackie was born in Alabama on August 26, 1928 to John A. Oaks and Cordelia Brannon Oaks. She moved to Rome shortly thereafter, and it was here that she remained until her death. Jackie was mar…

Ted Meadows Moseley, age 82, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on the evening of December 29, 2019 in Rome, Georgia. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in the Chapel at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia with Dr. Jody Ray of…

Ouida Word Dickey, 91, a beloved educator and academic administrator who spent nearly her entire career as well as her retirement years serving Berry College, passed away early on December 31, 2019, following complications from emergency surgery. She was the widow of Garland Martin Dickey, a…

Mrs. Norma Jean Dye Davis Brumbelow, age 86, of Silver Creek, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Brumbelow was born in Cleveland, Tennessee on December 21, 1933, daughter of the late Norman A. Dye and the late Callie Emmeline Gee Dye. She was also pr…

Joyce Brown Tolbert passed away on December 2, 2019 of natural causes. She was proceeded in death by her beloved husband, George "Sonny" Tolbert and by her parents Paul T. and Leonora Stone Brown of Rome. Mrs. Tolbert was born on March 4, 1931 and grew up in Summerville Park where she met th…

Mr. Chaney Clements, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Clements was born in Walker County, Georgia on October 15, 1938, son of the late Oliver Clements and the late Ruth Manning Clements. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Fr…

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