Mrs. Zettie Barkley Wester, age 86, of Rome, died Monday morning, September 25, 2017, in a local health care center.

A native of Murray County, Ga., Mrs. Wester was born January 8, 1931, daughter of the late John and Ellie Breeden Barkley. She had been a resident of Rome most of her life and was a member of New Armuchee Baptist Church. She worked in several area fabric shops, but her greatest love was the time she could spend with her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, a great cook, a seamstress, and an artist. She had a feisty spirit and would stand up for her family unconditionally. She loved road trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains and back home to Chatsworth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Eugene Wester, on April 28, 2013, and by her siblings, Johnny, Keith, Ann, and Maggie.

Survivors include four daughters: Brenda Moore, Linda (Jack Jr.) Dollar, Janice (Carl) Hilburn, and Donna Wester; brothers Frank, Jim, Gus, Morris, Robert, and Joe; sisters, Sara and Jane. Eleven grandchildren, twenty three great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017,at the New Armuchee Baptist Church with her brother, the Reverend Jim Barkley, the Reverend Harold Elrod, and her grandson, the Reverend Andy Dollar, officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church fromnoonuntil the service hour. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and include Adam Welchel, Johnny Hilburn, Andy Dollar, Steven Hilburn, Roger Moore Jr., Trey Parker, Dylan Amos, and Ty Parker. Please visit our website,, to post tributes and memories.

Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, is serving the family of Zettie Barkley Wester.