Obituaries

Alice Victoria "Vicky" Skelton was born in Macon, Georgia, on April 10, 1943, to Gordon Van Wood and Juanita Fox Wood Fuller - both now deceased. She graduated from Griffin High School, then from Carson-Newman College with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She was an elementa…

Betty Lou Walls Bramlett of Round Oak, Georgia died Thursday, September 24, 2020 at her daughter Teresa White's residence where she had been cared for with love by her family. She was born June 20, 1934 in Huntsville, Alabama to the late Devers and Lily Marie Anderton Walls. The family reloc…

Mr. Gary D. Thomason, age 85, of Stone Mountain, Georgia passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at Brookside Senior Living Center. A Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Tim Stewart Funeral Home: 2246 Wisteria Dr SW…

Mr. John Charles Lovelace, age 69, of Rome passed away Thursday September 24, 2020 at a local hospital. Mr. Lovelace was born October 7, 1950, Floyd County, a son of the late J. P. Lovelace and Beatrice McDonald Lovelace. He was retired from Coosa Steel after 32 years of service as General M…

Paul Auby Brookshire Mr. Paul Auby Brookshire Age 98 passed away on September 26,2020. Mr. Brookshire was the son of the late C.C. Brookshire and Oshe Bruce Brookshire. He was a WWII Vet. He was born in Canton, GA on August 31, 1922. He was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church. Mr. Brookshire …

Billy Ray Keith Jr., "Onion",60, of Rome, Ga passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020. Junior was born in Rome, GA to the late Mr. Billy Ray Keith Sr. and Mrs. Eunice Duncan Keith on September 06, 1960. Junior was a devoted father, husband and Grand Dad. He was a lover of all things racing …

Deborah Willis, Deborah Slish Slish Willis, 62, of Rome, GA died September 26, 2020. Services Pending. Arrangements by Daniel's Funeral Home.

Mr. Fred Eugene Rogers, age 89, of Rome, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020, at a local hospital. Mr. Rogers was born in Rome, Georgia on February 26, 1931, son of the late Ruby Josephine McCabe Rogers and the late Grady Lee Rogers. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue…

Thelma Brackett, Lanning Thelma Lanning Brackett, 90, of Rome, GA died September 24, 2020. Service will be held at 3:00 P.M., on September 28, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

Mrs. Katherine Floyd Chambers, age 82, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at a Lafayette healthcare facility. Mrs. Chambers was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on August 25, 1938, daughter of the late Vinnie Floyd and the late Mildred Baldwin Floyd. She was also preceded …

Mrs. Betty McKay, J. Mrs. Betty J. McKay, 87, of Centre, AL died September 12, 2020. Service will be held at 11:00 AM, on October 24, 2020 at Cave Spring United Methodist Church. Arrangements by JOHN HOUSE'S CAVE SPRING CHAPEL.

Robert Paul ("Bob") Bowling passed peacefully on September 21, 2020, at his home in Johns Creek, GA, of complications from Parkinson's disease and dementia. He was 79. Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Baggett Bowling, his son Jeffrey P. Bowling and daughter-in-law Vonda K. Bowl…

Eva Nell Akins passed away peacefully at her home in Rome, GA on September 19, just two weeks shy of her 95th birthday. Nell is survived by her son Greg Akins, grandsons Aaron and Dylan, six great-grandchildren, her beloved nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Dot Godwin and first cousin, Shirl…

Funeral services for Mr. John H. Davis, age 95, of Cartersville, GA, and a former longtime resident of Rome, GA, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, will be held this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Salmon Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Marks officiating. The Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 …

Funeral services for Mr. Larry Allen Crow, age 72, of Rome, GA, who passed away Monday morning, September 21, 2020, will be held on this morning at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Salmon Funeral Home with Chaplain Marvin Richardson officiating. The Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion …

Mrs. Pamela Kay Dorsett Taylor, age 65, of Silver Creek, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at a local hospital. Mrs. Taylor was born in Rome, Georgia on July 24, 1955, daughter of Sybil Hartzog Dorsett and the late Donald Marvin Dorsett. In addition to her father, she was preceded …

Kitty Ann Mercer passed away Wednesday evening September 16, 2020, in Riverdale, Ga. Kitty was born February 1st, 1953 in Fulton County, Ga. In 1960 her parents moved to Rome, Georgia. Kitty attended West End Elementary, Elm Street Elementary, West Rome Jr. High and graduated 1972 from West …

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Amos Mathis, Sr., age 78, of Rome, GA, who passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020 will be held on Friday afternoon, September 25, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Salmon Funeral Home with Coach Todd Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow in Oakn…

Mrs. Sylvia Jan Waits Dean, 82, of Dacula went home to her savior on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Campus. Graveside Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens in Rome, GA. Rev. Mike McG…

Frank Edwards Sr., Frank Edwards Sr., 81, of Rome, GA died September 20, 2020. Service will be held at 02:00 PM, on September 24, 2020 at Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

Mr. Thomas Amos Mathis, age 78, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Salmon Funeral Home.

Mr. Larry Allen Crow, age 72, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday morning, September 21, 2020. Mr. Crow was born in Riverside, CA, on June 18, 1948, son of the late Robert Henry Crow, Sr., and Georgene Jones Crow. He had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County the greater part of his life and w…

Mr. Timothy Elbert Godfrey, age 62, of Rome, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Godfrey was born in Rome, Georgia on March 6, 1958, son of the late Elbert Henry Godfrey and the late Shirley Faye Stamey Godfrey. He was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Godfr…

Mr. John H. Davis, age 95, of Cartersville, GA, and a former longtime resident of Rome, GA, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, in Cartersville. Mr. Davis was born in Gore, GA, on December 9, 1924, son of the late Glen and Cumi Davis. He had been a resident of Cartersville for the previo…

Clinton Yates, Clinton Harrod Harrod Yates, 79, of Rome, GA died September 18, 2020. Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on September 23, 2020 at Veal Community Cemetery Bowdon, GA. Arrangements by Hutcheson's Memorial Chapel.

Wayne Claude Blackwood, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Wayne was born in Dewy Rose, GA on January 1, 1938, to Sarah Brown, a schoolteacher, and Claude Blackwood, a decorated WWII officer in Darby's Rangers, which evolved into the U.S. Army Rangers. He met his wife Joyce …

Andy Williams, Andy Lee Lee Williams, 55, of Rome, GA died September 12, 2020. Service will be held at 03:00 PM, on September 21, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

Mr. Stanley Lamar "Stan" Hansard, age 55, of Armuchee, GA, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020, at a local hospital. Mr. Hansard was born in Rome, GA on October 13, 1964, son of Larry Thomas Hansard and Margaret Elizabeth Wheeler Hansard. He was a graduate of Armuchee High School in th…

Mr. James Pinkney Howard, age 82, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020, in a Piedmont, AL health care facility. Mr. Howard was born in Ft. Payne, AL on January 31, 1938, son of the late William B. and Lottie Nunn Howard. He was also preceded in death by his late wife, Annie…

Mr. John Allen age 65 of Rome, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on September 15, 2020. Services will be Monday, September 21, 2020, at 12:00 noon. Faith Temple Church South Broad Street Rome, Georgia. Mr. Allen will lie in repose from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Viewing wi…

Mr. Larry D. Evans, age 69, of Gaylesville, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at a local hospital. Larry was born in Rome, GA on November 30, 1950, the son of the late Garlin Evans and the late Julia Rogers Evans. Larry graduated with honors from Cave Spring High School an…

Beverly Smith Pearson, 68, of Rome, Ga., died on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at her home. She was diagnosed with a rare type of gastrointestinal cancer in 2017 and battled the disease for nearly three years. She is described by her family as a strong and fearless woman who loved fiercely an…

Mr. Thomas Richard "Tommy" Shores, age 83, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Shores was born in Rome, GA on February 28, 1937, son of the late Thomas Henry Shores and the late Nellie Jewel Scott Shores. He was also preceded in death by his wif…

James Curtis "Jim" Gibbons, Jr. passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at a local hospital with his wife by his side. Jim was born on November 1, 1954 in Dayton, Ohio. He was the son of Curtis and Mary Jane Gibbons. Jim lived in many different locations growing up as his father served in the…

Mr. Ronald "Terry" Wade, Sr., age 68, of Cedar Bluff, AL, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, in an Atlanta hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Wade was born in Floyd County, GA on July 23, 1952, son of the late Robert Lee Wade and the late Beatrice Howell Wade. He was a gradu…

John Milton "Johnny" Powell, age 70, of Cave Spring, passed away Wednesday September 9, 2020 in a Daytona Fl. Hospital. Johnny was born July 26, 1950 in Floyd County, a son of the late Milton Powell, and Helen Mize Powell. He was a member of New Nazareth Baptist Church, Mackey Masonic Lodge …

Mrs. Martha Jean Barnes, age 84, of Rome, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 11, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Barnes was born in Rome, Georgia on December 12, 1935, daughter of the late Rev. Russell Head and the late Sadie Lanham Head. She was also preceded in death by three sibli…

Aver Jane Plummer Morehead, age 94, passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, after an extended illness. Aver was born in Cobb County, Georgia, on August 27, 1926. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ded Lee Morehead and Willie Mae Braswell Morehead Wooten, by her sibl…

Timothy "Tim" William Easterwood, age 57, of Rome, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones. Tim was born at Grady Hospital, in Atlanta, GA, on November 21, 1963, son of the late Bobby William Easterwood and the late Edith Nel…

Mr. David Kevin Gurley, age 34, of Armuchee, GA, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Kevin was born in Rome, Georgia on February 24, 1986, son of Sandra Peek Gurley and David Kenneth Gurley. He was a graduate of Armuchee High School. Kevin was owner and operator of Kevin Gurley Inc., w…

Mrs. Arva Marie Busby Backers, age 80, of Lindale, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Backers was born in Floyd County, Georgia on July 23, 1940, daughter of the late Horace A. Busby and the late Ruby Nails Busby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, …

Mrs. Julie Vass Brady Ouseley, age 93, of Rome, died peacefully at her home Monday, September 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Ouseley was born in New Orleans, LA. January 19, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Lachlan Maury Vass, Sr. and the late Louise Claire Voorhies Vass Bushne…

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Mrs. Christine Perry age 91 passed away on September 9, 2020. Graveside service will be Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Shadyside cemetery Rome, Georgia. Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. of Rome, Georgia has full charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Elizabeth Lee "Beth" Nesbit, age 73, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2020. Beth was born in Cedartown, GA, on September 24, 1946, a daughter of the late Charlie William Hopkins and the late Edith Juanita Parhm Hopkins. Mrs. Nesbit had been a resident of Rome the greate…

Mrs. Rilla Waits Matthews (Nanny Matthews) departed this life on Tuesday, September 8, 2020; just four days after celebrating her 97th birthday. Rilla was born to Willie and Bertie Twiggs Waits on September 4, 1923, in Bartow County, Georgia. She was the third born of nine siblings. Her chil…

Dr. William J. Atha, age 88, of Rome, GA passed away at his home on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Dr. William J. Atha, known as "Jack" to friends and family, was born in Epworth, Georgia on June 23, 1932 to W. J. Atha, a Methodist Minister and Ruth Crocker Atha, a school teacher. Jack graduated…

Julie Vass Ouseley, age 93, died peacefully in her home Monday, September 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. Due to Covid-19 arrangements will be announced at a later date by Daniel's Funeral Home.

Ms. Sherrie Jean White, age 64, of Lindale, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020, at her residence. Ms. White was born in Torrance, CA on August 3, 1956, daughter of Wanda Coates Maxwell and the late Arlen Allred. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Gai…

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