Obituaries

Muriel Pittaluga passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, surrounded by her family. Born in Rosario, Argentina, Muriel and her husband immigrated to the US in 1965 and lived in Cedartown, GA where she raised her two sons. The family moved to Brazil in 1971, where they lived un…

Michael Edward Arrington, of Rome, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on October 2, 2021, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Mike was born October 1, 1945, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The son of Eugene Hoyle Arrington and Mary Walker Arrington. Mike had many childhood adventur…

Mrs. Mary Frances Hardin, age 79, of Silver Creek, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, at a local hospital. Mrs. Hardin was born in Cedartown, Georgia on June 9, 1942, daughter of the late Henry Harold Ferguson and the late Maggie Dowdy Ferguson. She was also preceded in death by her …

Dr. Roger A. Hajosy, age 85, of Cedartown, Georgia passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Roger was born in Salem Depot, New Hampshire on April 1, 1936, the third son of Louis Stephen Hajosy, Sr. and Grace Lord Hajosy, joining his two older brothers, Ralph and Louis…

Mr. Jesse "Jet" Lee Stallings, age 92, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 9, 2021. He was born on October 16, 1928 in Lyerly, Georgia. He was the son of the late Hobart McKinley and Laura Ellen Wheeling Stallings. Jesse was a long time faithful member of the…

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Owen, age 80, of Rockmart, GA, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Mrs. Owen was born on January 16, 1941 in Rockmart, GA, to her late parents: Robert and Opal Priest Brumbelow. Mary spent the greater part of her life in Rockmart and was a graduate of Rockmart Hi…

Roberts Allen Meadows, 86 went to his Eternal Home in Heaven on Monday, September 6. The family received friends on Friday, September 10th from 7:00-9:00 PM at Marietta Funeral Home, 915 Piedmont Rd., Marietta, GA 30066. A funeral service was held on Saturday, September 11th at 11 AM at Mt. …

Mr. Ronnie Earnest Sutton, age 72 of Taylorsville, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. He was born January 31, 1949 in Cartersville, son of the late Mr. Earnest Lee Sutton and Mrs. Edna Mae Smith Sutton. He was a farmer and avid outdoorsman who enjoyed gardening, hunting, and cooking. The…

Mr. Ted Merlin Wilson, age 81 of Snellville, passed away Monday, August 23, 2021. He was born April 10, 1940 in College Park, son of the late Allan Wilson and the late Willie Edna Hicks Wilson. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a former member of the Inman Park United Methodist …

Mrs. Linda Dianne Austin Waits, age 79 of Rockmart passed away August 27, 2021. Mrs. Waits was born July 31, 1942 in Acworth, Georgia, daughter of the late Thomas Rodgers Austin and the late Bertha Mae Pitner Austin. She was the youngest of eleven (11) children. She was also preceded in deat…

Mrs. Mildred Lorraine Hollingshead Oxenreider, age 82, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021. She was born on August 19, 1939 in Chariton, Iowa. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Everette and Jennie Coons Hollingshead. Mrs. Oxenreider is survived by her daughter…

Mr. Edward Lee Nettles, age 84 of Rockmart, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021. Mr. Nettles was born December 27, 1936 in Rockmart, son of the late Herman Lee Nettles and the late Camilla Thompson Nettles. He was a 1956 graduate of Rockmart High School and a veteran of the United States Air…

Almira Eugenia (Gene) Murphy, age 84, died peacefully in her home on August 14, 2021. She was born September 27, 1936, in Cedartown, GA. She graduated from Cedartown High School in 1954 and North Georgia College in 1958. After living in many locations as an "Army Wife," Gene's family settled…

Mr. James Preston Brock, Jr. age 79 of Rockmart, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021. He was affectionately called "Bob" or "Brock" by his family and friends. Mr. Brock was born October 18, 1941 in Atlanta, son of Mildred Roberts Brock and the late James Preston Brock, Sr. He was a veteran…

Sheri Lou Beardsley Owens, 52, wife of Brian Owens, died on Monday, August 16, 2021. Born in Shell Lake, WI, she was a daughter of Craig and Betty Lou Beardsley. Sheri was involved in the Greenville County Volunteer School Initiative, was a Student Connect Teacher at First Baptist Simpsonvil…

Mr. Charles E. Campbell, age 85 of Cedartown, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021. Charles was born February 28, 1936 in Cedartown to the late Leonard Campbell and the late Valenteen Waddle Campbell. He lived in Douglasville for 23 years before moving to Polk County in 1998. Charles loved h…

Hardin Dunn Jr., age 75, of Rockmart, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Hardin was born July 13, 1946. Hardin was a devoted husband that loved working with his hands, loved his family, never ever met a stranger, and would give the shirt off his back to anyone that needed it. He …

Johnny Coalson, age 84 of Commerce, formerly of Rockmart, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021. He was born June 29, 1937 in Rockmart, son of the late Grover Josephus Coalson and the late Elizabeth Moody Coalson. Mr. Coalson was a member of Harmony Grove Church of Christ, and a former church…

Mrs. Barbara Ann (Lanham) Atkins, age 82, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021. She was born in Aragon, GA, on Monday, May 22, 1939. Mrs. Atkins was the daughter of the late, Lester Lanham and the late, Hazel Dora (Roberson) Lanham. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Atkins w…

Mrs. Lillian Mayes Dean, age 98 of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021. Mrs. Dean was born April 7, 1923 in Camak, GA, daughter of the late Edward Mayes and Dixie Wade Mayes. She worked as a bookkeeper for Marquette Cement Company and the Polk County Tax Assessor's Office. She enjo…

Alma Della Garmon Jackson, age 94, of Cedartown passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. She was born on Dec 5, 1926 in Bluffton, Alabama. She was the daughter of the late Clifton Russell and Electa Peek Garmon. After losing her mother at the young age of 7, Alma and her two sisters quickly ha…

Mrs. Rilla Kelley Bridges, age 87, of Hampton, passed away July 7, 2021. She was born in Hogansville, GA, daughter of the late Theodore Kelley and Florence Hunt Kelley. Rilla worked at Owens-Brockway for many years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Billy T…

Mr. Franklin Delano Statham, Jr., age 68 of Marietta, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021. He was born December 17, 1952 in Rome, son of the late Franklin Delano Statham, Sr. and the late Earline Culver Statham. He was a 1971 graduate of Rockmart High School and earned his bachelor's degree i…

Judge Marion Cummings, age 82, of Canton, GA, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. For a complete announcement, please visit alvismillerfuneralhome.com. Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the grave…

Mr. Charles Freddie Garner, age 82 of Marietta, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Mr. Garner was born May 20, 1939 in Rockmart, son of the late Clifford Garner and the late Vernelle Howell Garner Jones. He was a 1957 graduate of Rockmart High School and a veteran of the United States Army.…

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…

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…

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…

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