Obituaries

Mrs. Norma Dean Miller Vaughn, age 84, of Calhoun, passed away Saturday morning, July 4, 2020, at her home. Mrs. Vaughn was born in Floyd County, GA on February 26, 1936, daughter of the late Pearl Dew Miller and the late King Miller. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Maxine Camp…

Ms. Edna Lee Warren West, age 81, of Rome, GA, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 2, 2020. Ms. West was born in Chattooga County, GA on December 27, 1938, to the late Joe Carr and the late Daisy Smith Carr. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her so…

Vaudry Sartin, D Vaudry D Sartin, 88, of Rome, GA died July 01, 2020. Services Pending. Arrangements by Daniel's Funeral Home.

Anthony Harbin (Tony) Fricks, 79, of Cave Spring, died Thursday morning, July 2, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Fricks was born in Floyd County November 11, 1940, a son of the late Arthur Harbin Fricks and the late Auzie Rebecca Buchannon Fricks. Mr. Fricks was a re…

Mr. Dewey Lee Stevens, 96, died July 2, 2020 at Floyd Medical Center. He was born Nov. 20, 1923 in Rome, Ga. to the late Clemmie Horton and Dewey Lee Stevens Sr. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Jacquelyn S. Polak and her husband Ed Polak. Mr. Stevens was mar…

Dr. Walter Eugene Arms, 84, passed away peacefully in Dalton, GA, early Monday, June 29, 2020. He was surrounded and supported by loving family and friends. Dr. Arms was born in Maryville, MO, on October 21, 1935, and attended high school and college there at Northwest Missouri State College…

Cain Grayson Rittenhouse, age 7, of Rome passed away Sunday June 28, 2020 at his residence. Cain was born June 3, 2013 in Gadsden AL., to Josh Rittenhouse and Ashley Crim. Survivors include his father: Josh Rittenhouse; his mother: Ashley Crim; siblings: Hudson Rittenhouse, Heidi Rittenhouse…

Janie Modenia Stafford Bridges, age 97, of Rome passed away Sunday June 28, 2020 at a local hospital. Janie was born June 7, 1923 in Chatsworth GA., to the late Olin Tankersley and Rosa Lee Franklin Tankersley. Janie was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Shorter Ave. Baptist Church. S…

In Remembrance Jean Espy Murphy, born July 1, 1935 passed away peacefully at a local hospital on April 7. She is and will be greatly missed. A private graveside service was held in compliance with federal guidelines. She graduated from Rome High School and went to work for Southern Bell as a…

Mrs. Jean Davis Herring, age 79, of Rome, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Herring was born in Floyd County, Georgia on September 11, 1940, daughter of the late Rev. A. C. Davis and the late Nellie Sexton Davis. She was raised in the Riverside Community and was em…

Cpl. Jessica Danielle Churchwell, USMC, age 21, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Camp Pendleton, CA. Cpl. Churchwell was born in Rome, GA on May 3, 1999, daughter of Lisa Rene Whorton and Augustus Perry Churchwell. She was a 2017 graduate of Pepperell High School. Followi…

On June 25, 2020, Marvin Alvin Garrett, loving husband and father of two, died in his sleep at age 82. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease eight years ago, and, due to related Lewy Body Dementia, he spent the last 3.5 years in memory care at Shell Point in Fort Myers, Florida. Marv was…

Andra Pope, Andra McStotts McStotts Pope, 71, of Aragon, GA died June 26, 2020. Service will be held at 1:00 PM, on July 1, 2020 at Good Shepherd. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

Mrs. Mattie Louise Hall Roberson, age 84, of Byron, GA, formerly of Rome, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Roberson was born in Rome, GA on September 8, 1935, daughter of the late David Silas Hall and the late Mattie Bell Bishop Hall. She was also preceded in death b…

Mrs. Myra Jean Bennett Kelly, age 83, of Sharpsburg, GA, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Mrs. Kelly was born in Floyd County, GA on March 10, 1937, the daughter of the late John Bealor Bennett and the late Lillie Mae Fowler Bennett. She was a member of Li…

Thomas Robert Ables, age 63, of Everett Springs, passed away Saturday June 13, 2020 in a Calhoun health and rehab. Mr. Ables was born January 9, 1957 in Floyd County, a son of the late Adair Ables, and Hazel Burns Ables. Mr. Ables was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and was employed by F…

Joe Astin, Berry Joe Berry Astin, 77, of Rome, GA died June 23, 2020. Service will be held at 02:00 PM, on June 27, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

Mrs. Sigrid Louise Mathis, age 91, formerly of Rome, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Colonial Heights, VA. Mrs. Mathis was born in Rome, GA on January 12, 1929, the daughter of the late William Oscar Higgins and the late Sigrid Maria Bergwall Higgins. Before joining West Rome Baptis…

Sandra Brock, Sandra Brock, 67, of Rome, GA died June 22, 2020. Services Pending. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

Marjorie Elaine "Penny" Wright McCord, age 80, of Centre, passed away Monday June 22, 2020 in a Rome hospital. Mrs. McCord was born February 11, 1940, in Cherokee County, Alabama a daughter of the late Gordon and Eva Harris Wright. She was a member of New Nazareth Baptist Church. She was emp…

Cary Denver Striblin, age 67, of Rome passed away March 23, 2020 at a local hospital. Cary was born on July 28, 1952 in Lee County AL., to the late Eugene Striblin Sr. and Kate Toney Foster. He was preceded in death by a son: Jason Striblin; and brother: Eugene Striblin, Jr. Survivors includ…

Mrs. Eleanor Ann Lankford Williams, age 85, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday morning, June 23, 2020, in a local assisted living facility. Mrs. Williams was born in Lindale, GA on January 11, 1935, daughter of the late Richard and Rushie Ross Lankford. She was also preceded in death by her hu…

Mrs. Willodean Cooper Treglown, age 85, of Lindale, GA, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020, in a local hospital. Mrs. Treglown was born in Dekalb County, AL on July 9, 1934, daughter of the late Stanton Cooper and the late Emmie Lee Bowman Bennett. She was also preceded in death by a great gr…

Mr. Charles W. "Buddy" Steadman, age 87, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Steadman was born in Rome, GA on January 2, 1933, the son of the late Thomas Lee Steadman and the late Jessie Victoria Mathis Steadman. He worked for Complete Auto Transit in Dor…

Bettye Claire Roser May, 88, passed from this world into her heavenly eternal home on June 21, 2020. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children: Alfred Thomas May, III, (Kim Broome May), Claire May Moss, and Steven Hardin May, all of Spring Hope, NC. She is also survived by 5 gran…

Mr. Edward Thomas VanMeter, age 85 of Rome passed away Saturday June 20, 2020 at his residence. Mr. VanMeter was born November 13, 1934, in Floyd County, a son of the late Charlie Garvin VanMeter, and Eva Teems VanMeter. He was a member of Rockmart Church of God, master mason and member of E…

Ms. Wanda Faye Burkhalter, age 63, of Silver Creek, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at a local hospital. Ms. Burkhalter was born in Rome, Georgia on May 27, 1957, daughter of the late Roy P. Burkhalter and the late Glaydean Collum Burkhalter. She was also preceded in death by her gra…

Mr. George Lewis Fricks, age 65, of Rome, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his family. Mr. Fricks was born in Rome, Georgia on July 10, 1954, son of the late Doyal Hardin Fricks and the late Shirley Albea Fricks. He was a 1972 graduate of Pepperell High Sc…

Mr. B. Chandler Williams, age 85, of Rome, passed away on June 19, 2020, at a local hospital. Chandler was born in Rome, Georgia on February 15, 1935, the son of the late Bruce Franklin Williams and the late Bonnie L. Frazier Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by …

Mr. George Lewis Fricks, age 65, of Rome, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his family. Mr. Fricks was born in Rome, Georgia on July 10, 1954, son of the late Doyal Hardin Fricks and the late Shirley Albea Fricks. He was a 1972 graduate of Pepperell High Sc…

Cpl. Jessica Churchwell, USMC, age 21, of Camp Pendleton, California, formerly of Rome, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.

Mr. Edward Olds Morris, age 81, of Silver Creek, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Morris was born in Missouri on November 24, 1938, son of the late George Edward Morris and the late Virginia Olds Morris. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Nancy Pric…

Hal Emanuel Blanton, age 100, transitioned to his heavenly home from his earthly home on June 17, 2020. Hal was the fifth child of nine of the late Erastus and Bessie Shuler Blanton. He was born on May 14, 1920 in Willets, NC. He lived in NC until 1934 when his family moved to Rome for work …

Mrs. Carolyn Josephine Terry Miller, Age 90 of the Everett Springs Community, passed away Wednesday June 17, 2020 after a short illness. Mrs. Miller was bon in Everett Springs on February 11, 1930 daughter of the late Franklin Lester Terry and the late Ruby Vivian Terry. She was preceded in …

Mrs. Debra Sue Knowles Barnes, age 63, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at a local hospital. Debra was born in Rome, Georgia on July 20, 1956, daughter of the late Bertie Lee Smith Knowles and James Carlton Knowles Sr. Debra was a Special Education teacher with the Floyd C…

Ms. Sandra June "Sandy" Peace, age 65, of Silver Creek, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020, at a local hospital. Sandy was born on February 11, 1955, daughter of the late Lewis Miles Putnam and the late Nellie June McPherson Putnam. She was a member of Vanns Valley Baptist Church. Sandy wo…

Miss Gloria Jean Blankenship, 67, of Cave Spring, died Wednesday morning, June 17, 2020, following a brief illness. Miss Blankenship was born in Rome May 22, 1953, a daughter of the late Bruce D. Blankenship and the late Lena Robinson Blankenship. An avid Atlanta Braves fan, she was a 1971 g…

Mrs. Barbara Sue Whitehead, age 83, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday morning, June 15, 2020, in a local hospital. Barbara was born in Kingston, GA, on August 15, 1936, daughter of the late James Terrell Cantrell and Betty Lee Wills Cantrell. She graduated from Adairsville High School and had …

David Griffin, David Lamar Lamar Griffin, 63, of Rome, GA died June 16, 2020. Services Pending. Arrangements by WRIGHT MEMORIAL MORTUARY INC.

Joel D. Pearson, Jr., age 87, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at his home, surrounded by family. Joel was born in Cape Girdeaux, Missouri, on March 31, 1933, son of the late Joel D. Pearson Sr. and the late Lucella Long Pearson. He was preceded in death by siblings, Yancey Pea…

Carol Nichols Graves, a retired Heyman Hospice social worker at Floyd Medical and resident of Rockmart, passed away at the age of 75 on the morning of June 15th, 2020 after an extended illness. Carol is survived by her husband, Benjamin Locke Graves; her daughters, Leigh Graves Rolan and her…

Mrs. Diane Poole Blair, age 72, of Chelsea, AL, formerly of Rome, passed away Sunday evening, June 14, 2020, in Grandview Medical Center, Birmingham, AL. Mrs. Blair was born in Rome, GA on July 2, 1947, daughter of the late Walter Allen Poole and the late Maybelle Greenwood Poole. She was al…

Dr. David Andrew Holland, 81, died June 13, 2020, on his beloved farm in Silver Creek, Georgia. The celebration of Dr. Holland's life will be held outdoors on his farm, 200 Tom Bing Road SE, Silver Creek, GA, on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at 7pm. Come casual. We will observe social distancing…

Mrs. Diane Marie Ferguson, age 60, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020, after a brief illness. Diane was born in Rome, GA on March 10, 1960, and was the daughter of the late Carl and Linda Stewart. She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Lou …

Mr. Louis Anthony "Tony" Souder, Sr., age 62, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Souder was born in Rome, GA on September 22, 1957, son of the late Hudon and Nora Mae Wigley Souder. He was also preceded in death by his biological father, Louis Anthony War…

Randall Allen "Randy" Edwards, age 76, of Marietta passed away Saturday June 13, 2020 in a Marietta Hospital. Mr. Edwards was born January 8, 1944 in Rome, Ga. a son of the late Ernest W. Edwards, and Lois Littlejohn Edwards. As a child he grew up during the 1950s and early 60s. The things h…

Mrs. Carolyn JoAnn Rogers, age 80, of Adairsville, GA, a former resident of Kingston, GA, passed away Friday morning, June 12, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Rogers was born in Centre, AL, on January 2, 1940, daughter of the late Roy Morgan and Jesse Louise Sitton Morgan. She retired in 1999 f…

Patricia T. Wynn, 65, died June 8 after a 2-year fight against cancer. She was chief lactation consultant for Floyd Medical Center, Rome, Georgia, from 2014 to 2017. Previously, she was a labor and delivery nurse at Gordon Hospital, Calhoun, for ten years. She was a member of The Church on t…

Mr. Thurman Lee Heath, age 85, of Rome passed away Tuesday June 9, 2020 in a local hospital. Mr. Heath was born October 6, 1934 in Cave Spring, Ga. a son of the late John V. Heath, and Lillie Mae Bolinger Heath. He was owner of Thurman Heath Upholstery for sixty years. Mr. Heath was of the B…

Mr. Willis E. Cosper, 79, of Summerville, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Mr. Cosper was born in Hogansville, son of William Alton and Clara Caldwell Cosper. A veteran of service in the Army Reserve Artillery, he earned his Bachelors degree from Berry College, lived in Rome most of his li…

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