Obituaries

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…

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…

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. 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…

Mrs. Jenny Marie Hopkins Garrett, age 62 of Rockmart, GA passed away, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Floyd Medical Center. She was born January 9, 1958 in Cedartown, GA, daughter of the late Mr. Charles Hopkins and the late Mrs. Edith Parham Hopkins. She retired as an Analyst from AT&T with 2…

Mr. Kristopher Corey Jackson, age 45, of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. He was born on February 8, 1975. He was the son of Thomas Edward Jackson and Patricia Ann Yarborough Jackson. Mr. Jackson is survived by his parents; and brothers Shane Jackson and Michael Jackson (Kr…

Mrs. Sheila Ann Morgan Porter, 63, of Aragon, GA, passed away Saturday June 20, 2020 at her residence. She was born July 14, 1956 in Rome, GA, the daughter of the late Warner Harper Morgan and the late Nellie Jo Carpenter Morgan. She retired from Engineered Fabrics and in her retirement, she…

Mr. Harold C. Sanders, age 82, of Rockmart, GA passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born on March 25, 1938 in Cedartown, GA a son of the late Earl Sanders and the late Ada Peugh Sanders. Mr. Sanders had lived the greater part of his life in R…

Mr. Gregory Adonis West, age 65, of Rockmart, GA passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 at his residence. Greg was born in Rome, Georgia on December 16, 1954, son of the late Donald West and the late Dorla Fay Hawkins West, both of Rockmart. After retiring from GA Power, he worked alongside his s…

Michael Brandon "Charlie Blue" Jarrell, 47 of Wellington, Alabama, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sheila Marie Jarrell; uncle, Donald Jarrell; grandfather, Virgil Jarrell; grandmother, Beatrice Jarrell; and cousins, Tony Jarrell and Clessie Forri…

Mr. Jackie Lee Littlejohn, age 70, of Buchanan, GA, departed this life on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Mr. Littlejohn was born in Rome, GA, on June 11, 1949, son of the late Herman Bruce Littlejohn and the late Ruby Lucindy Nichols. In addition to his parents, he w…

Denver Ray Bishop, age 91, went to his heavenly home on Monday, June 1, 2020 at his home in Buchanan of 60 years. He was born on April 7, 1929, in Acworth, GA to the late William Oscar Bishop and Annie Hudgins Bishop. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Will…

Sandra Delores Johnson Dingler, age 73 of Cedartown, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020. She was born on April 13, 1947 in Carrollton, GA to the late Griffin Johnson and the late Ruth Gibbs Johnson. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Selena and Clay Hamil of Bremen; son, Tirey H…

Mr. Jimmy Dabbs, age 76, of Rockmart, GA passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his daughters residence following a brief illness. He was born in Rockmart, GA on November 9, 1943, a son of the late James B. Dabbs and the late Katie Louise Cline Dabbs. Jimmy had lived all of his life in Rockma…

Perry Smith Hammond died May 20, 2020. He was born May 28, 1932, to Roy and Audrey Hammond in Fish Creek, GA. He grew up there and graduated from Rockmart High School in 1950. In 1955 he married Patricia Burns Hammond, his high school sweetheart, and they had four children: Terri, Janice, Su…

Linda Louise Roork, age 69 of Cedartown, passed away May 21, 2020. She was born May 22, 1950 in Rome, Georgia, daughter to the late Amistead Burand Wilson and Ruth Baxter Wilson. She worked for Honey Baked Ham for 15 years where she held the supervisor position. In addition to her parents, s…

Mr. William "Bill" Howard Cauthen, of Cedartown, GA, formerly of the Tallapoosa area, passed away after 99 wonderful years on May 19, 2020. He was born April 2, 1921 in Tallapoosa to the late Samuel and Kitty Murphy Cauthen. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved …

Mrs. Sandra "Sandy" Maxine Carlson Rosga Cwach, age 76, of Cedartown, passed away on May 8, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 21, 1944 in Clearwater, Minnesota. She was the daughter of the late Donald Wesley Carlson and Mabel Augusta Johnson Carlson. Sandy cou…

Mr. Edgar Allen Fennell, Sr. 83 of Rockmart, GA passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born July 15, 1936 in Braswell, GA, son of the late Edmond Earl Fennell and the late Willie Mae Tant Fennell. He was a 1954 graduate of Rockmart High School. He…

Mr. Roy Zack Nichols, Sr. age 80, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020. He was born on April 12, 1940. He was the son of the late Howell C. and Farris Mears Nichols. Mr. Nichols is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ann Dingler Nichols; son, Roy Zack Nichols, Jr.;…

Mr. Milton Berle Waddell, 70, of Rockmart, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Polk Medical Center. He was born May 31, 1949 in Floyd County, son of the late Horace Milard Waddell and the late Mrs. Drucila Wray Waddell. He was a graduate of Rockmart High School class of 1968, he…

Pamela Studdards Vice, age 55 died peacefully in the arms of her loved ones on April 24, 2020 at her home in Cedartown, GA after courageously battling with cancer. Pam was born on July 11, 1964 in Rome, Georgia to Windell and Carmon Studdards. She graduated from Cedartown High School. Pam wo…

Barbara Jane Kimball McClure passed away peacefully at her home on April 21, 2020 at the age of 87 with her children by her side. Barbara was born on May 15, 1932 in Snead, Alabama. She was the second child of Vera Edna Browning and Willie Luther "Billy" Kimball. She had 10 brothers and sist…

Mrs. Peggy Ruth Sealy Whetstone passed away on Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Freeman Whetstone, and her grandson, Stephen Jeffery Cobb. She is survived by her son, Timothy Roy Whetstone, his wife, Jana Landers Whetstone; two daught…

J.D. Griggs was born April 14, 1925 in Cartersville Georgia,and died on April 13th, 2020 at home in Auburn California. JD was a strong, selfless, intelligent man, proud of his Southern roots. He graduated from Taylorsville High, and up until seven years ago, attended the class reunions yearl…

Dorothy Ann Benefield, age 90 of Canton, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at her residence. She was born and raised in Cedartown, GA. She will be interred at Mountain Creek Baptist Church in Alabama. She is survived by: 41 Nieces/nephews 74 great nieces and nephews 104 great great niece…

Wilma Maxine Bradford, age 85, of Powder Springs passed away April 8, 2020. Wilma was employed at Lockheed in Marietta for 30 years. She was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church in Austell. Wilma is preceded in death by her husband, James Berry Bradford; son, Michael James Bradford; parent…

Mrs. Joan R. Casey, 83 of Rockmart, passed away on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020. She was born July 13, 1936, daughter of the late B.M. Ragan and the late Allie Lumsden Ragan in Spring Garden, Alabama and was raised in Cedartown. She was a member of the Cedartown High School Class of 1954. She …

John Lamar "Johnny" Meadows of Cedartown, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020 at a local health care facility. Johnny was born in Rockmart, Georgia on February 13, 1949, son of the late John Charles Meadows and Helen Inell Couey Meadows. In addition to his parents, he is preceded i…

Mr. Robert Lee Broom, Jr. 83, of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his daughter's residence following an extended illness. He was born November 1, 1936 in Cave Spring, son of the late Robert Lee Broom, Sr. and the late Mrs. Beatrice Pierce Broom. He was a longtime member of th…

Mrs. Mary Jane Hutchings Mason, 88 of Rockmart, passed away, Friday, March 20, 2020. She was born March 16, 1932 in Rockmart, daughter of the late Forrest Gordon Hutchings, Sr. and the late Mary Averett Hutchings. She graduated from Rockmart High School and attended the University of Georgia…

Mr. Arlin Douglas "Doug" Forsyth, age 79 of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was born September 15, 1940 in Paulding County, son of the late Arlin Monroe Forysth and the late Bersha Camp Forsyth. He was a 1958 graduate of Rockmart High School and member of Fairview Baptist C…

Jerry Lee Cole, age 79, of Ellijay, GA, passed away on Monday, February, 24th, 2020. He was born on March 11th, 1940 and was raised in Paulding County. Jerry was a long time resident of Ellijay and was a very active member of Ellijay Church of Christ. After retiring as a multi-business owner…

Rev. Billy Floyd (Bill) Sosebee, age 83 of Chickadee Drive, Lexington passed away Wednesday March 11, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A celebration of his life was held at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3:00 PM Sunday, March 15, 2020 with Revs. Brian Rummage, Randy Hall, Dr. Ray H…

Katelynn Marie Hendricks, age 21 of Carrollton, passed away February 24, 2020. She was born August 12, 1998 in Hillsborough County, Florida, daughter to Michael and Angela Hendricks. She is survived by her father, Michael Hendricks of Temple; mother, Angela Pyles Hendricks of Fairmount; sist…

Mrs. Sydne Florence Bothell Bell, age 85, of Rockmart, GA passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 in a Rome medical center following an extended illness. She was born in Seattle, King County, Washington on February 21, 1935 daughter of the late Albert Sidney Bothell and the late Florence Elsie …

Mrs. Judy Carden Echols, age 68, of Cedartown, GA, passed away February 28, 2020. She was born May 12, 1951 to the late Harold and Janie Sue Carden. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, David Echols; son, Courtney Heath; and brother, Tim Carden. She is survive…

Mrs. Ethel Rampley Bowen, age 93 of Dallas, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020. She was born September 9, 1926 in Bartow County, daughter of the late Roy Monroe Rampley, Sr. and the late Mozelle Prewett Rampley. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she …

Mr. Dudley Waits, age 77, of Rockmart, GA passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Chattooga County, GA on December 5, 1942, a son of the late George Stanley Waits and the late Effie Coker Waits. Mr. Waits had lived the greater part of his …

Mr. Joseph Newt Rice, age 96, of Cedartown, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020. He was born on September 27, 1923. He was the son of the late Charles "Doc" Anderson Rice and Lector Campbell Rice. Mr. Rice is survived by his loving wife, Maxielee Rice; daughters, Laura Anderson (Jeff),…

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