Obituaries

George A. James passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of June 1, with his girlfriend, Vicki Ballard, by his side. George died of a rare form of eye melanoma which is proportionally much higher in Viet Nam Vets. About 4 years ago that cancer took his eye, and now it h…

Mr. Bobby Howard Puckett age 85 of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away Sunday June 6, 2021. Mr. Puckett was born March 19, 1936 in Polk County to the late Dee and Nellie Carroll Puckett, and was also preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Cade Cobb Puckett. Bobby was retired form General Moto…

Mrs. Betty Jo Houston Duke, age 78 of Rockmart, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021. She was born September 5, 1942 in Temple, GA, daughter of the late Mr. Jack Houston and the late Mrs. JoAnn Leatherwood Houston. She retired from Aerospace production at Goodyear. In addition to her parents, sh…

Mr. John Wayne Brown, age 67 of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021. He was born September 8, 1953 in Rockmart, son of the late Ralph Lamar Brown, Sr., and the late Mary Frances Blake Brown. Mr. Brown retired from Polk County Government as Superintendent of Public Works. He enjoyed…

Joyce McNiel Dekle, 94, passed to eternal life May 19, 2021 following a brief illness. Born in Pensacola Florida to H.B. and Isabella McNiel she was the second of three children, sister Peggy McNiel Moshell (deceased) and brother Norman McNiel of Knoxville TN. After graduating high school Jo…

Mr. Michael Scott "Scottie" Haney, age 52 of Rockmart, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021. He was born July 30, 1968 in Princeton, Kentucky, son of Mary Kathryn Patterson Haney and the late David Clifton Haney. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Laticha Cole Haney…

Mrs. Jean Herndon Lankford, age 80 of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 and joined her beloved husband Jim who passed away in 2011. She was born on October 2, 1940 in Cairo, Georgia to the late John S. Herndon, Sr. and the late Marguerite Miller Herndon. Jean graduate…

Virginia Pledger Osburn passed away on Tuesday May 4, 2021 after a two-month long illness. Ginny was born in Cedartown, Georgia in 1926 to John Lewis Pledger and Bessie Potts Pledger. She was the youngest of five siblings: Asa, Pauline, Irene, and Johnny, and was the last survivor of her bro…

Mr. Ronald Jackie "Ronny" Summerville, Jr., age 51 of Aragon, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021. He was born January 23, 1970 in Floyd County, son of Dianne Hughes Summerville and the late Ronald Jackie Summerville, Sr. He was a mechanic and worked at Auto Parts Company. Ronny was survived …

Mrs. Mary Googe Holland, age 78, of Cedartown, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. She was born on August 23, 1942 in Coffee County, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Austin and Mary Clements Googe. Mrs. Holland is survived by her daughters, Sandra Allbritten (Lonnie), …

Mrs. Jackie Smith Brooks, age 82, 3126 Cedartown Highway, Rome, passed away at her residence on Friday evening, April 9, 2021. Mrs. Brooks was born in Soddy Daisy, TN on November 7, 1938. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Al Brooks, in 1996. She is survived by her childre…

Mrs. Ruth M. McDowell Bradley Wigley, age 87 of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021. She was born July 13, 1933 in Paulding County, to loving parents, the late J. T. McDowell and the late Mamie Strickland McDowell. She was a caregiver for many years and was of the Baptist faith. M…

James Russell Bailey, 84, of Summerville, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Summerville Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 12 o'clock to 2 o'clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted. Russell wa…

Mrs. Sharon Fabrizius Fuhlman, age 82, of Cedartown, GA passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021. She was born on November 14, 1938 In Muscatine, Iowa to her parents, George and Odette Nolan Fabrizius. Mrs. Fuhlman may have originally been from Muscatine, Iowa but she has called Cedartown her h…

Mr. James Daniel "JD" Nichols, age 93 of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021. He was born on October 1, 1927 in Polk County. He was the son of the late James Harrison and Ola Jane Conaway Nichols. Mr. Nichols was an absolute gentlemen and a truly great American. He was …

Mr. Randall "Randy" Wayne Brown, age 77 0f Bremen, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021. He was born September 17, 1943, in Cedartown, GA, the son of the late Joseph C. Brown and Bonnie Bailey Acree. In addition to his parents, Randy is preceded in death by two sisters, Janice McElroy and Su…

Edith Catherine (Swinney) Shiflett, 97, of Brandon, Mississippi, formerly of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at her home. Born August 7, 1923, in Cedartown, Georgia, to Luther Thomas Swinney and Jewell Catherine (Weaver) Swinney, she was predeceased by her husband,…

Ms. Beverly Jean Ray Hamby, age 77, of Buchanan, GA, formerly of Tallapoosa, passed away February 22, 2021. She was born June 24, 1943 in Rockmart, GA to the late Millard and Mary Ruth Dobbs Ray. Beverly was a graduate of Tallapoosa High School and worked as a hair dresser for many years. Sh…

Mr. Buell Ingram, age 97 of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday , February 10, 2021. He was born March 17, 1923 in Rockmart, son of the late William D. Ingram and the late Blonnie King Ingram. A 1947 graduate of Rockmart High School, he served in the United States Navy during WWII on the U.S.S. …

Mrs. Lois Gertrude Ingram Gates, age 96 of Aragon, passed away Thursday evening, February 4, 2021. Mrs. Gates was born March 14, 1924 in Eastaboga, Alabama, daughter of the late Chester Elisha Ingram and the late Blonnie Perina Shepard Ingram. She was a member of the Euharlee Baptist Church …

A familiar and beloved face to Rockmart residents passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021: Karen Denise Wilson, age 62. Ms. Wilson was born on December 3, 1958, daughter of the late William Hogan Aycock and the late Sadie Agnes Wilson. She moved to Rockmart at the age of 11 and graduated Roc…

Mrs. Lois Gertrude Ingram Gates, age 96 of Aragon, passed away Thursday evening, February 4, 2021. Mrs. Gates was born March 14, 1924 in Eastaboga, Alabama, daughter of the late Chester Elisha Ingram and the late Blonnie Perina Shepard Ingram. She was a member of the Euharlee Baptist Church …

Mr. Jeffrey Todd Lane, age 58 of Rockmart, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at his residence. Mr. Lane was born August 11, 1962 in Rome, son of Mary Beth Weaver Lane and the late Jerry Edward Lane. He was a 1980 graduate of Rockmart High School and attended Jacksonville State University…

Rev. Edgar W. Pasley, 78, of Adairsville, Georgia died peacefully Saturday, January 30th at his residence while surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Pasley was born August 2, 1942 in Bartow County, Georgia, son of the late Jesse and Daphene Adcock Pasley. In addition to his parents, he was …

Peggy Ward, 66, of Rockmart, Georgia, passed away at a local hospital on Monday, January 11, 2021. She was born May 20, 1954 in Austell, Georgia. We will miss her tender heart, sparkling sense of humor, and shining spirit. She was preceded in death by her father, John Samuel McFarland, and h…

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…

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