Obituaries

Robert Lewis Moore, Jr. passed away peacefully on March 4, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Rome, Georgia on January 16, 1938, the oldest son of Robert Lewis Moore Sr. and Cora Elizabeth Duggan Moore. He grew up in Rome and attended Rome High, where his motorcycle parki…

Mrs. Bobbie Faye Cannon lovely known to many as "Mumsy" of Rome GA. passed away March 3, 2021 after several months of declining health, Joining the love of her life Tommie Cannon, to whom she married July 26, 1947. Meeting after Tommie "Big" returned from World War II at her most favorite jo…

Mr. Harry Dallas Battle, age 66, of Armuchee, GA, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021, at his residence. Dallas was born in Gordon County, GA on August 30, 1954, son of the late James Harry Battle and the late Edna Mae Blankenship Battle. Dallas worked for the Floyd County Police Department…

Mr. Billy Dean "Hardrock" Ingle, Jr., age 64, of Lindale, GA, passed away Thursday morning, March 4, 2021, in a local hospital. Mr. Ingle was born in Rome, GA on March 16, 1956, son of the late Billy Dean Ingle, Sr. and the late Helen Agan Ingle. He was also preceded in death by an infant si…

Mr. Edmund Romano Cescutti, age 90, of Rome, passed away at home Monday, March 1, 2021. Mr. Cescutti was born in Rome, Georgia, November 7, 1930. He was the son of the late Ettore (Tony) Cescutti and Atha Scoggins Cescutti. He was also predeceased by brothers Ronald N. Cescutti and Robert D.…

On Sunday, September 26, 1943, a beautiful cotton-topped, blue-eyed girl was born to Jess and Katherine Chambers. They named her Kay Frances. She was their first child followed by 2 sisters and a brother. They live in the Celanese Mill Village and she attended Riverside School and Model. At …

Rev. Harvey D. Self of Cave Spring, GA passed away March 3, 2021. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Eddis B. Self and is survived by his second wife, Linda Self of Cave Spring, GA; son, Dr. DaLane Self and his wife Kathey of Elm City, NC; daughter, Sonja Gordy and her h…

Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth "Millie" Nicholson, age 101, lifelong resident of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021. She was born on January 9, 1920 in Rome, GA to her late parents: Roscoe and Gladys Russell Nicholson. She later attended Martha Berry School for Girls. Millie worked as …

Margaret Kathleen Fitzgerald Bracken died peacefully on February 27 at age 98. Kathleen was born on April 30, 1922, in Richmond, Virginia. She was the third of six children and only daughter of James Robert Layne Fitzgerald and Aurelia Mankin Davis Fitzgerald. She was preceded in death by he…

Born 12/22/1971 passed away on 02/23/2021 at his home in Shannon. Mark is survived by many including his 2 daughters Lacie & Courtney Nelson, along with his sister Alice Smith, 2 brothers Wayne & David Nelson. His 5 grandchildren, Nevaeh, Halen, Braylen, & Abby Fricks & Liam …

Mr. John Pendley Blalock, age 73, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Blalock was born in Rome, Georgia on October 3, 1947, son of the late John Pershing Blalock and the late Bobbi Hudgins Blalock. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, …

Ms. Martha Lee Rogers, age 100, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021, at her residence. Ms. Rogers was born in Rome, GA on June 24, 1920, daughter of the late John Nevin Horn and the late Cynthia Elizabeth Higgins Horn. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in de…

Mr. Claude Ellis Wade, age 53, or Cave Spring, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Wade was born in Columbus, Georgia on December 28, 1967, son of Arthur Wayne Wade and the late Shirley Ruth Presley Wade. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sheila Wade. …

Mr. John Ronnie Gilreath, age 75, of Rome, GA, passed away on February 26, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Gilreath was born in Floyd County, GA on May 19, 1945, son of the late James Frank Gilreath and the late Helen Neal Gilreath. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by hi…

Kaye Culberson Ryan passed away on February 23, 2021, at her residence in Rome. Mrs. Ryan was born in Rome on August 20, 1941, to Delbert Leon Culberson, Sr. and Willie Katherine Brandon both of Rome. Mrs. Ryan was preceded in death by two brothers, Stephen Brandon Culberson and James Cliffo…

Mr. Daniel Joseph Hunter, age 51, of Palm Coast, FL, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021. Mr. Hunter was born in North Kingston, RI, on August 13, 1969, son of Eddy Hutto and Ann King. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, June Ely, and by his paternal grandparents, Geor…

Mrs. Marjorie Tucker Lane, age 86, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Margie was born in Whitfield County, Georgia on December 13, 1934, daughter of the late Herbert and Clara Tucker Slack. She was also preceded in death by her beloved…

Brenda Jean Hansen, (Willingham), age 72 died Sunday, February 21st at 1:08 p.m. at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born August 14, 1948 in Rockmart, GA to Clarence P. Willingham and Bessie Mae Willingham (Chandler). She was a success in everything she did. She worked her way …

Mrs. Dovie Key Dalrymple, age 92, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at a local hospital. Mrs. Dalrymple was born in Walker County, GA on September 10, 1928, daughter of the late Walter Key and the late Delia Stoker Key. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded …

Mr. Roy Donald "Don" Johnston, Jr., age 74, of Rome, GA, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Johnston was born in Floyd County, GA on November 5, 1946, son of the late Roy Donald Johnston, Sr. and the late Martha McGinnis Johnston. In addition to his parents, h…

Mrs. Rachel Oaks Treadaway, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away peacefully at her residence Tuesday evening, February 23, 2021. Mrs. Treadaway was born in Rome February 27, 1935, a daughter of the late John and Cordelia Oaks. She was a graduate of Rome High School and a member of East Rome Chur…

We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Elaine Hajosy on February 17, 2021, after an extended illness. Dr. Hajosy is survived by her adoring family, including three children, Louis Stephen Hajosy III of Athens, GA; Alison Grace Hajosy Land of Chester,VA; and Cristina Elizabeth Hajosy of Ca…

Mrs. Bobbie Jo McBurnett Dalrymple, age 82 of Rome passed away Sunday February 21, 2021 in a local hospital. Mrs. Dalrymple was born June 3, 1938, in Cherokee County, Alabama, a daughter of the late Vester William McBurnett, and Lavada McBurnett. She was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church.…

Mr. Jerry Everett Peed, age 77, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family. Jerry was born in Fort Bragg, NC on October 16, 1943, the son of the late Junius Everett Peed and the late Mildred Whiteside Peed. Jerry graduated from East Rome Hig…

Mrs. Betty Joyce Smith, age 87, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at a local assisted living facility. Mrs. Smith was born in Lindale, Georgia on June 25, 1933, daughter of the late Hayden O. Smith and the late Ava Feazell Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husban…

Former Cave Spring Mayor Bobby George, Sr., 84, died Saturday evening in a Rome hospital. Private family services for Mr. George will be held Thursday, with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at a later date. Please visit www.cavespringchapel for complete obituary.

Marjean (Nabors) Simpson of Rome entered into the presence of her Lord and savior on February 19, 2021. Full obituary can be found at www.byrdandflanigan.com

Bobby Lee Cook, one of America's most celebrated lawyers, died peacefully at his mountain home in Cloudland, Georgia, on February 19th, surrounded by family. He was 94. Bobby Lee was born in Chattoogaville, outside the small northwest Georgia town of Lyerly, on February 12, 1927, where he wa…

We're sad to announce the passing of Dr. Elaine Hajosy on February 17, 2021 after a long illness. Dr. Hajosy is survived by her adoring family including three children, Louis Stephen Hajosy, III of Athens, GA, Alison Grace Hajosy Land of Chester,VA and Cristina Elizabeth Hajosy of Canton, MA…

Mr. Jerry Everett Peed, age 77, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family. Jerry was born in Fort Bragg, NC on October 16, 1943, the son of the late Junius Everett Peed and the late Mildred Whiteside Peed. Jerry graduated from East Rome Hig…

Mrs. Marguerite Louise "Mugs" Grindstaff, age 94, of Cave Spring, GA, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Grindstaff was born in Rock Run, AL on December 11, 1926, daughter of the late Howard White and Katie Arrington Harrison. She was also preceded in death by he…

Mr. Douglas Joseph Barton, age 38, of Rome, GA, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at his residence. Douglas was born in Rome, GA on April 17, 1982, the son of the late Douglas Louis Barton and the late Betty Jo Terry Barton. Douglas received the Provost Scholarship and gra…

Gail Smith Deschamps passed away on February 12, 2021, in Atlanta, GA and is now reunited with the loves of her life, Dalton Smith and Robert Deschamps. Born in Manchester, England, she came to the US as a young girl and quickly grew fascinated with performing in the theatre. Gail shared her…

Betty Jane Wheeler Royal age 94, of Rome,GA passes away on Thursday February 18, 2021. Betty was born in Rome,GA on September 5, 1926, the daughter of the late Jules Vernon Wheeler and Opal Smith Wheeler. Mrs. Royal was a graduate of Rome High Scholl and Wesleyan College. She taught in the R…

Helen Marie Lindsey Cromer, age 79, of Silver Creek passed away Thursday February 18, 2021 at a local hospital following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday February 22, 2021 at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1377 Chulio Road Rome GA. 30161. Interment will follow…

Mr. Nolan Gail Floyd, age 78, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Floyd was born in Floyd County, GA on May 18, 1942, son of the late Conn Floyd and the late Ruth Stewart Floyd. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by…

Mrs. Gail Wheeler Senter, 78, of Clemmons, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Trinity Elms. She was born in Ringgold, Georgia on August 27, 1942 to the late Floyd Henry Wheeler and Bonnie Edwards Wheeler. As a member of Calvary Baptist Church, she c…

Sandra Evon Loftin Evers, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the local hospital surrounded by family. She is survived by a host of family and friends. She loved traveling, cats, and sampling unique coffee. She had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor and was loved by all who m…

David Tyrone (Ty) Sledge Jr., age 56 of Silver Creek, passed away Tuesday, February 16th at home with family. Mr. Sledge was born March 16th, 1964, in Rome, Georgia, son of the late David Sledge Sr., and late Joyce Elaine Sledge. A lifelong resident of Floyd County, Ty held many jobs, includ…

Doris Whorton Hines, 87, formerly of Albany, Georgia passed away, Monday, February 15, 2021 in Venice, FL. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rome, GA. Rev. Reginald Campbell will officiate. Born in Rome…

Sanford Leon O'Neal, Sr., age 84, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at a local hospital. He was born in Rome on July 7, 1936, son of the late Marion Carroll O'Neal, Sr. and the late Eula Eva James O'Neal. He worked for over 49 years in the textile business and finished hi…

Vivian Brandy Miller Warden, age 62, of Silver Creek, passed away Monday February 15, 2021 at her residence. Vivian was born November 27, 1958, in Pensacola, Florida, daughter of the Ila Jonhson Crawford, and the late Dellun Lamar Miller. Vivian was a Kirby Vacuum Cleaner distributor in Rome…

Mrs. Betty Jo Carver Thacker, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away February 15, 2021. She was born April 29, 1936, the second child of the late Clarence Tumlin Carver and Vivian Emma Patrick Carver. She had resided in the Dykes Creek Community her entire life and was a member of the Dykes Creek …

Annie Hudgins Jones, age 88, of Rome, went home to be with the Lord on February 14, 2021. A lifelong native of Rome, Annie was born May 21, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Grady Hudgins and Jennie Pilgrim Hudgins. She retired from State Farm Insurance, the office of Theresa Lumsden. S…

Gail Smith Deschamps passed away on February 12, 2021, in Atlanta, GA and is now reunited with the loves of her life, Dalton Smith and Robert Deschamps. Born in Manchester, England, she came to the US as a young girl and quickly grew fascinated with performing in the theatre. Gail shared her…

Wanda Jean Garrett, age 61; of Rome, Georgia passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, after an eighteen month battle with ALS. Survivors include her husband of nearly 43 years, Reverend Mikel E. Garrett. Her three children Drew Garrett (Megan) of Silver Creek, Georgia; Amy Kirby (Tildon) of Ro…

Larry Smith, Larry Wayne "Smitty" Wayne "Smitty" Smith, 79, of Marietta, GA died February 14, 2021. Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on February 18, 2021 at Mayes Ward Dobbins Historic Marietta Chapel. Arrangements by Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home.

Giles M. Chapman, Jr., age 82, of Rome went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 12, 2021. Giles was born on November 11, 1938, in Anderson, SC the son of the late Giles & Mary Chapman. He is survived by his wife, Iva, two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles & Season, an…

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