Obituaries

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),…

Sandra Jean (Sandy) Machan was born September 11, 1944, at Walter Reed Hospital to Richard and Marjorie Machan. She died February 19, 2020. Sandra graduated from Cedartown High School in 1963 and received her B.A. from West Georgia College in 1968. She began her career at the Cedartown branc…

Steve "Mater" Pasley, 62, of Adairville, Georgia died at his home on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 following a brief illness. He was born on December 4, 1957 to the late GW and Bernice Pasley. He was a loving husband, father, and friend. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church. He is surviv…

Dorothy Charlotte Broome Wilson Curry passed away peacefully after a brief illness at her son's home in Newnan, Georgia on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Dorothy will always be remembered as a smiling, kind-hearted, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was…

Mr. James Cliff Williams, age 81, of Cedartown, Georgia, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, February 14, 2020 after an extended illness. He was born on June 11, 1938 in Cedartown. He was the son of the late Aubrey Williams and Lizzie Mae Atkins Williams. Mr. Williams was a member of Fa…

Mr. Howard Louie Jackson, age 96, of Cedartown passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020. He was born May 10,1923 in Cedartown, son of the late Ivy & Sarah Jennings Jackson. He retired from Rome Plow after 40 years of service where he was the supervisor over the shipping and parts departmen…

Mrs. Dorothy Cook Crow, age 82, of Cedartown, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020. She was born on April 4, 1937 in Cedartown, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Hugh N. Cook and Margree Hindman Cook. Mrs. Crow is survived by her daughter, Terri Robinson; significant other, Ben Mi…

Mrs. Genevieve Phillips Blankenship, age 95, of Cedartown, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. She was born on September 7, 1924 in Decatur, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late William Arthur Phillips and Effie Childers Phillips. Gen Blankenship - daughter, sister, devoted wife…

Mr. James Franklin Davis, age 75, of Cedartown, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. He was born on March 20, 1944 in Rome, Georgia. He was the son of the late Millard Thomas and Sara Herndon Davis. Mr. Davis was a United States A…

Reven Jim Embry, age 85, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2020 at The Oaks Assisted Living Home. He was born on September 20, 1934 in Gray Hill, Alabama to Lola Embry. Reven graduated from Woodland High School in 1952 where he was a star basketball player in the …

Mr. James Fredrick Richards, age 80, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019. He was born on September 2, 1939 in Cedartown, Georgia. He was the son of the late Ural "Bill" Richards and Jewell Cauthen Richards. Mr. Richards is survived by his wife, Linda Odom Richards…

Mary Ann Bramlett, age 78, of Tallapoosa, Georgia, passed away December 21, 2019. She was born October 9, 1941 to the late Irene York and Kimsey Bramlett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Lee York. Ann was a loving person who cared about her family and…

Bobby L. Skinner, age 85, of Powder Springs, GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at a local health facility. He was born on June 30, 1934 in Gadsden, AL, to his late parents, Mr. Arthur Westley and Eva Scott Skinner. Mr. Skinner was raised in Cedartown, GA, and lived the last years…

Mr. Samuel Otterson Jones, III, 79 of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at The Bridge at Ooltewah, Tennessee. He was born February 2, 1940 in Atlanta, son of the late Samuel Otterson Jones, Jr. and the late Mildred Smith Jones. He retired from U.S. Steel where he was a super…

Mr. John Earnest Mann, age 70, of Carrollton, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019. Mr. Mann was born in Carroll County, Georgia on January 18, 1949, the son of the late George Everett Mann and Mary Lucille New Mann. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army during th…

On December 18, 2019, William "Roger" Waldrop went home to be with his Lord and Savior who he invited into his life while attending First Baptist Church of Rockmart as a teen and where he was baptized by Reverend Corley. Roger was born in Haralson County on October 27, 1938, the eldest son o…

Mrs. Cora Ann Lee Stallings, always known to her friends as "Coty", of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019. She was born on April 15, 1930 in Felton, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Sybol Gentry Lee. Coty is survived by her husband, Jesse (Jet) St…

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