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James Elzie Matney

James Elzie “Fluffy” Matney, age 48, of Rome, died suddenly Saturday evening in a local hospital.

A native of Chattooga County, Mr. Matney was born October 2, 1969, son of the late James and Cora Lee Davis Matney. Prior to becoming disabled, he was employed by Bert Brooks Tire. He enjoyed fixing things and playing with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Chapman Matney, to whom he was married December 28, 1987; daughter, Suzanne (L.B.) Blanchard; grandchildren, Lilly Angel and Jaxon Blanchard; brother, James Dewayne Matney, and sister, Norma Jean Roberson; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 2,in the Chapel of Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Avenue, with the Reverend Bert Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Please visit our website,, to post memories and tributes. Pallbearers include Mike Mobbs, Michael Haney, Mark Willamon, Patrick Parks, Dwayne Matney, David Roberson, David Matney, and Shane Wiley.

Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home is serving the family of James Elzie “Fluffy” Matney.