Obituaries

Mr. Jeffery L. (Jeff) Ellis, age 67, Manager of the City of Rockmart, GA passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 in a Rome medical center from complications of the COVID 19 virus. Jeff was born in Akron, Ohio on June 22, 1953 a son of the late Charles E. (Chuck) Ellis and the late Donna Tisen E…

Mrs. Lori Brumit Forrister, age 57, of Rockmart, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was born July 9, 1963 in Rome, GA, to her late parents; Larry and Doris Meers Brumit. Mrs. Forrister lived all her life in Rockmart and graduated from Rockmart High School. She then attended C…

Mr. Bobby Derrell Woods, age 77 of Rockmart passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021. Bobby, the youngest of four children, was born October 25, 1943 to Joseph Perry and Ottis Farmer Woods of the Van Wert Community. In 1960, Bobby enlisted in the US Army, proudly serving his country during the …

Mr. James Larry Wallace, age 77, of Carrollton, GA, passed away January 3, 2020. He was born December 2, 1943 in Cedartown, GA to the late George Washington and Callie Vera Glaze Wallace. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Carol Wallace; son in law, Bill …

Mr. Bobby Lee Shepherd, age 75, of Cartersville, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 at his residence. He was born July 6, 1945 in Rockmart, to the late Robert Glen Shepherd and the late Elsie Mae Hayes Shepherd. He played football for Rockmart High School and graduated in 1963. While in hig…

Mr. Howard Edwards "Doc" Ayers, age 99, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020. He was born on October 30, 1921 in Toccoa, Georgia. He was the son of the late C.L. Ayers and Helen Edwards Ayers. Doc grew up in Toccoa, Georgia; he attended Toccoa High School where h…

Mr. Willie Dee Lester, age 90 of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020. He was born May 11, 1930 in Rockmart, GA to the late Mr. Loy Lester and the late Mary Lou Statham Lester. He retired as a sub-contractor in construction and was a Navy Veteran. He was very hardworking and fam…

Mr. Lewis R. (Lou) Racine, age 68, of Rockmart, GA passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at his residence following several months of illness. Mr. Racine was born in Buffalo, NY on September 20, 1952, a son of the late Fred Racine and Deloris Racine. Lou spent his childhood years in New Yo…

Ms. Dana L Hampton, age 50, of Bremen, GA passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020. Dana was born in Rome, GA, on November 12, 1970, a daughter of Charles Gary "Buddy" Hampton and Marsha Ray Hampton. She lived most of her life in Polk County before moving to Bremen in the mid 1990's. Dana was a…

Mrs. Bettie Fay Lewis, age 76, of Aragon, GA passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Rockmart, GA on September 3, 1944 a daughter of the late Joseph Parker Leatherwood and the late Doris White Leatherwood. Mrs. Lewis had lived the…

Mr. Jerry Sorrells, age 85, formerly of Rockmart, GA passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020. Mr. Sorrells was born in Rockmart, GA on December 14, 1934, a son of the late Clyde Sorrells and the late Ruby Akins Sorrells. Jerry spent his childhood years in Rockmart and was a graduate of Rockmart…

Frederick Kendall Casey, Jr., better known as Kenny, passed away on Saturday, December 5 after a long and arduous battle with lung and heart complications. On November 27, 1944, Kenny was born to parents, Fred and Sara King Casey. After graduating from Cedartown High School in 1963, he joine…

Mr. Albert Thomas Lowe, age 84, of Cedartown Georgia, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at a local hospital. He was born in West Palm Beach, Fl., to John & Iola Summerville Lowe, and a graduate of Temple University. It was satisfying to him as a political appointee, that he maintaine…

Mrs. Ida Elizabeth Brumbelow, 63, of Newnan, widow of the late Joseph Milton Brumbelow, Jr., died Friday, December 4, 2020 at her residence. Born June 29, 1957 in Demorest, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late John Parkerson and the late Alma Brewer Parkerson. Survivors include her daught…

Mr. Roger Anthony Smith, age 61, of Tallapoosa, Georgia, passed away December 1, 2020. He was born December 15, 1958 in Anniston, AL to the late John Lester and Geneva Corene Tanner Smith. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Smith; nephew, Shane Smith;…

Mrs. Patricia Ann "Pat" Reynolds Wingate, age 73 of Rockmart, passed away Monday evening, November 30, 2020. Mrs. Wingate was born December 30, 1946 in Sumter, SC, daughter of the late Craig Austin Reynolds and the late Virginia Mathis Reynolds. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Churc…

Mr. Michael Dewayne Rowell, 76, of Rockmart, passed away Monday November 23, 2020. Mr. Rowell was born February 7, 1944, in Cedartown, to the late James E. and Wilma Grogan Rowell. Mr. Rowell attended Rockmart High School and was a retired truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member o…

Mrs. Flossie Lujean Fowler Ferguson, age 91, of Rockmart, GA passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at her residence. She was born on February 28, 1929 in the Sand Mountain community of Etowah county, Alabama a daughter of James Augustus Fowler and Minnie Shaw Fowler. Mrs. Ferguson had live…

Mr. Reginald Eugene (Reggie) Owen, age 85, of Rockmart, GA passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Reggie was born in Griffin, GA on August 19, 1935, a son of the late Jack Owen and the late Doris Perdue Owen. He had lived the greater part of his life in Rockmart where he was a graduate of…

Mr. Walter Adison Woodard, age 79, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. He was born on September 3, 1941 in Wheeler, Georgia. He was the son of the late David Robert and Sallie Barlow Woodard. Mr. Woodard was a United States Army Veteran. He absolutely loved is L…

Ivey Eugene Coffman, age 87, of Dallas, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020. He was born May 11, 1933 to the late Roy and Annie Coffman. Ivey worked as a carpenter and was a faithful member of Springdale Baptist Church. Mr. Coffman was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and …

Mrs. Deanna Lynne Stille Strickland, age 76, of Hiram, GA passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020. She was born in Hogansville, GA on November 30, 1943 to Jack and Evelyn Stille. Mrs. Strickland was a 1961 graduate of Grady High School and a graduate of Georgia State University. She was Di…

Evelyn Louise Waldrop, age 98, of Rockmart, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020. She was born in Rockmart, Ga on April 4, 1922 to Cranfill Garner and Ola Mae Garner. Evelyn worked as a homemaker and was a faithful member of Rockmart Second Baptist Church. Mrs. Waldrop was a loving mother…

Mrs. Flossie Lujean Fowler Ferguson, age 91, of Rockmart, GA passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at her residence. She was born on February 28, 1929 in the Sand Mountain community of Etowah county, Alabama a daughter of James Augustus Fowler and Minnie Shaw Fowler. Mrs. Ferguson had live…

Mrs. Vickie Walker Driver, age 69 of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 28, 2020. She was born June 22, 1951 in Carrollton, Georgia, the daughter of the late James Rayford Walker and the late Mildred Powers Walker. She was a 1968 graduate of Central High School, W…

Mrs. Audrey Lavenia Hannah "Beanie" Sorrells, age 82, formerly of Rockmart, GA passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020. Mrs. Sorrells was born in Cedartown, GA on October 14, 1938, a daughter of the late Ralph Bunyan Hannah and the late Audrey Bonnie Terry Hannah. Beanie lived her childhood y…

Mrs. Benda Sue Garrett Wall, 65 of Cedartown, GA passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome. She was born Jan 10, 1955 in La Fayette, GA. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked at the Calvary Christian School of Rockmart. She loved singing, playing piano, …

Mr. Dean Charles Deterding, age 72, of Lindale, GA, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at a local hospital. Mr. Deterding was born in Waterloo, IA on May 20, 1948, son of the late Victor Deterding and the late Florence Draper Deterding. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded…

Mr. Glenn Lee Rariden, age 92, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He was born on March 28, 1928 in Havana, Illinois. He was the son of the late Edward and Ethel Shirtcliff Rariden. Mr. Rariden is survived by his wife of 71 years, Twila Jean Stakelbeck Rariden; d…

Edna Lillian Womack age 95 of Cedartown, Georgia passed away Saturday October 17, 2020. Edna Lillian Vaughn Womack was born on August 18, 1925, in the small town of Eden, Alabama. The daughter of L.V. Vaughn and Bennie Ruth Perry Vaughn, Edna was an only child but grew up with several aunts …

Mr. George W. Baines, age 93, of Aragon, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at a Rome hospital. George was born in Cobb County, Georgia on January 3, 1927 to the late George Leonard (G.L.) Baines, Sr. and Lucille Jenkins Baines. He lived all his life in Polk County and was a veteran of b…

Barry Lee Couch, age 74, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. Barry was born October 18, 1945 in Cedartown, (Collard Valley), Georgia to the late Rupert Lee Couch and Mattie Maude Bennett Couch. In addition to his parents, Barry was preceded in death by his brothers: Rupert Ha…

Mr. Noble P. Robinson, Jr., age 92, of Rockmart, GA passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Robinson was born on July 14, 1928 in Rockmart, GA and lived all of his life on Nichols Hill in Rockmart. He graduated from Rockmart High School and retired from General Motors. N…

Mr. Lonnie W. Arp, 84 of Brock Road, Rockmart, GA passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at his residence. He was born September 27, 1936 in Taylorsville, GA, son of the late Mr. William Arp and the late Mrs. Geraldine Goss Arp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother,…

Gerald E. Roberds passed on October 4th, 2020 after 82 active and fulfilling years. Born July 14, 1938 in Carrollton, Georgia to William and Ethel (Smith) Roberds. Gerald served in the United States Air Force stationed in Wakkanai, Japan. He earned his degree in Physics from Emory University…

Mrs. Billie Faye Richards Whatley, age 83, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020. She was born on July 3, 1937 in Haralson County. She was the daughter of the late Ural "Bill" and Jewell Cauthen Richards. Mrs. Whatley is survived by her daughter, Vicki W. Tillery (…

Sharon Ann Harris, age 65, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 18, 1955 in Marietta, GA, to her parents; Truman and Mary Mullinax. Mrs. Harris worked as a bank teller for Regions Bank for many year…

Funeral service for Roy Hill Williams, Jr., 72, of Borden Springs will be Friday, September 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Borden Springs Church of Christ with Mr. Eric Bonner, Mr. Dean Beard, and Mr. Aubrey Prestridge officiating. Burial will follow at Cherry Grove Cemetery. The family will recei…

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Chupp Scroggs, age 99 of Rockmart, GA, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Oakview Health and Rehab of Summerville. She was born August 30, 1921 in Haralson County, GA, the daughter of the late Mr. Benjamin Chupp and the late Mrs. Maggie Martin Chupp. She was a seam…

Mrs. Yvonne Head Cason, age 83 of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at her residence. She was born August 14, 1937, in Polk County, daughter of the late Mr. James P. Head and the late Mrs. Mae Lucy Sanford Head. She was a 1955 graduate of Rockmart High School, retired from Arr…

Mr. Lemon Eston "Smitty" Smith, 89 of the Yorkville Community, Rockmart, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born December 11, 1930 in Cherokee County, GA, son of the late Wallas Edward Smith and the late Nellie Scroggs Smith Puryear. In 1951, he moved to Peoria…

Mrs. Emma Corrine Tate Goss Spinks, age 90, of Rockmart, GA passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020. A home-going memorial service will be held Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm in the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 pm until the…

Mrs. Sybil Duke Wright of Franklin passed away August 30, 2020. She was born March 21, 1931 in Polk County to the late Albert D. Duke and Mandy L. Robinson Duke. She enjoyed reading, but her favorite moments were spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving mother a…

Mr. William "Riley" Evans, Sr. age 73 , of Rockmart, GA passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 in a Rome medical center following a brief illness. He was born on May 19, 1947 in Aragon, GA, a son of the late Herbert Evans and the late Mary York Evans. He had lived all of his life in Rockmart …

Doris Belle Phillips Lanham, age 81, passed away Monday evening, August 31, 2020, at Redmond Regional Hospital following an extended illness. She was born on September 18, 1938, daughter of the late George Odell Phillips and Velva Mae Adcock Phillips in Palestine, Cleburne County, Alabama. S…

Betty Moore Mullen departed this life on August 20, 2020, having completed a full century of living in her own spirited, generous, full-hearted style. A resident of Plantation Estates in Matthews, NC, Mrs. Mullen spent most of her adult life in Cedartown, GA, and enjoyed time in Vero Beach, …

Dorothy N. Ray, age 87 of Cedar Bluff, passed away Tuesday, August 18th at her residence. Funeral services will be 1:PM Friday, August 21st at Perry Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Will Ethridge officiating; burial will follow at 3:PM (CST) at Polk Memorial Gardens in Cedartown, GA. The famil…

Mrs. Patricia Ann Jones Gore, 72 of Aragon, GA passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at Emory University Hospital. She was born December 15, 1947 in Floyd County, GA, daughter of the late Samuel Otterson Jones, Jr. and the late Mildred Smith Jones. She was educated in the Rome School System. Af…

Mary Cathern Fulghum Drummond age 88, of Cedartown, Georgia passed away Monday - August 3, 2020. She was born in Fyfee, Alabama to the late Jack and Minnie LaVada Hill Fulghum. She had resided in the Cedartown area for the past seventy years. She was a member of Lake Creek Baptist Church and…

Catherine Parrish Sutton, age 101 , of Cedartown, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Catherine Parrish Sutton was born on May 29, 1919 to Grover C. and Eunice Barrett Parrish in Cedartown, where she lived all 101 years of her life. She was a graduate of Cedartown High School Cl…

Firefighter Justin "JRO" William Robinson, age 50, of Rockmart passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on Thursday, May 28, 1970. Justin had a calling from a very early age to be a Firefighter, and he pursued it. He was a compassionate, thoughtful, and ve…

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