Obituaries

Grady Walraven Jr, 88, of Lindale, Georgia died Wednesday, July 28, 2021. He was born on January 11, 1933 in Gordon County to the late Grady Sr. and Lucille (Sitton) Walraven. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Steve Walraven and Timothy Walraven. Grady was…

Mr. Herschel Dean Siniard, age 76, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Siniard was born in Rome, GA on September 27, 1944, son of the late William Rance Siniard and the late Delmar Shedd Siniard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret…

Mrs. Mary Evelyn Rice Padgett, age 91 of Rome passed away Friday July 30, 2021. Mrs. Padgett was born January 29, 1930, in Cobb County, a daughter of the late, John Perry Rice, and Florence Elrod Cantrell Rice. Member of Lindale Church of God of Prophecy. She was a preceded in death by her h…

Mrs. Emma Catherin Rice "Tootise" Smith, age 86 of Rome, passed away Monday July 26, 2021. Mrs. Smith was born April 26, 1935, in, Cobb County, a daughter of the late John Perry Rice, and Florence Elrod Cantrell Rice. She was a member of Lindale Church of God of Prophecy. Mrs. Smith was reti…

Mr. J. W. Miller, Jr., age 72, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Miller was born in Ft. Payne, AL on December 23, 1948, son of the late J. W. Miller, Sr., and the late Louise Edna Thompson Miller. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Brend…

Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Jeff Cordle, Jr., age 74, of the Texas Valley Community, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family. Tommy was born at Floyd Hospital on September 26, 1946, son of the late TJ "Shorty" Cordle and the late Elva Boggs Cordle. He was also pr…

Mr. Benjamin Hugh Chapman, Sr., age 66, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021. Ben was born and raised in Forsyth, Georgia, son of the late Dr. Oscar Hugh Chapman and the late Loretta Marie Brunst Chapman. He was also preceded in death by his son, Benjamin Hugh Chapman, Jr. …

Deacon Raymond Barrett was born June 12,1946 to the late Theadford and Lorene Barrett in Cherokee Alabama. He was Educated at E S Brown in Cave Springs Ga. Raymond Barrett joined Bethlehem Temple at an early age. Later in life, he became an ordained Deacon at Emmanuel Temple AOH Church as a …

Mary Judson Akin Scarborough, age 70, of Rome passed away Sunday July 25, 2021 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Judson was born September 18, 1950 in Huntsville, Alabama. She was the oldest daughter of the late Kenneth Akin and the late Martha Doyle Moore Akin. She was…

Former proud GA. resident and avid Bulldawg fan, Michael Griffin, age 67, died July 28, 2021 at Floyd Medical Center. Mike was born on August 18, 1953 in Floyd County. He was preceded in death by his parents Lonnie and Dorothy, sister Debbie, and daughter Alicia. Mike is now sitting down at …

Nellie Goble, Nellie Goble, 67, of Talking Rock, GA died July 27, 2021. Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on August 2, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

William Edward Carroll III passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 20th at his home. Bill was born in Rome, Georgia on June 20th 1970 to William Edward Carroll Jr. and Glenda Kidd Carroll. Bill attended Darlington School, the University of Georgia and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia…

Mr. Larry Doyle Cartee, age 79, of Rome, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at a local hospital. Larry was born in Marietta, GA on June 7, 1942, son of the late Doyle Clayton Cartee and the late Jewel Hasford Cartee. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Albert Cartee. Larry was…

Mr. Ronnie Eugene Ingram, age 70, of Cave Spring, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Ingram was born in Rome, Georgia on September 11, 1950, son of the late George Eugene Ingram and the late Lillie Bell Boatner Ingram. He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael…

Angela Darlene Blackwell Lawler, born February 22, 1966 to Melenda Blackwell and the late James Blackwell, passed away July 23, 2021 due to complications during her second liver transplant. She was a lifelong Floyd County resident, a graduate of Coosa High School class of 1984. She is surviv…

Mr. Gregory Phillip Thompson, Sr., age 73, of Calhoun, GA, passed away Sunday morning, July 25, 2021, in a local hospital. Mr. Thompson was born in Summerville, GA on May 27, 1948, son of the late Melvin and Thelma Phillips Thompson. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Eunice R…

Mr. John Lee Duke, beloved husband, father, granddad and brother, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021. A resident of Jasper, Georgia for 26 years, Mr. Duke, age 83, passed away surrounded by his loved ones. Mr. Duke was born in Aragon, Georgia to the late Green William Duke and Inez Woodrow Ta…

The Rev. Gary David Steber peacefully entered the nearer presence of the Lord on July 23, 2021. Gary was born in Mobile, AL on January 29, 1937. He graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, AL and then entered The University of the South at Sewanee, TN. After serving in the Air Force, Gar…

Mr. William Bethel "Bill" Bohannon, age 82, of Rome, GA passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Bohannon was born Lindale, GA, on September 12, 1938, son of the late D. F. Bohannon and the late Faye Nell Stanfield Bohannon. He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters,…

Mrs. Alva Jean Broome, age 79, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Broome was born in Cassville, Georgia on March 21, 1942, the daughter of the late Henry Radford Hibbert and Minnie Kate Baldwin Hibbert. She was a member of Cornerstone Church. She love…

Russell Earl Wood, 78, passed away July 23, 2021 with his family at his bedside. He was born July 9, 1943 in Perry Florida. Russell was preceded in death by his parents, John Earl Wood and Myrtle McDaniel Wood, his in-laws, Charles Lawrence Ware and Trannie Davis Ware and his sister Glenda O…

We respectfully announce the passing of Richard Austin Sr, 83, on July 21, 2021. Service will be Sunday, July 25, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Saint Peter Church Morton Bend Rd. A live video stream will be offered on our Facebook Page, Wright Mortuary starting at 1:45 p.m. In order to help prevent the…

Ronald Alan "Ron" Hall, age 54, of Rome, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, with the love of his life by his side. The son of the late Lester Hall and the late Annette Hall, Ron was born in San Rafael, California, on January 10, 1967. He was a 1985 graduate of We…

Mr. Jack "Morris" Rice, age 82, of Armuchee, GA, passed away quietly July 17, 2021. Born May 29, 1938, in Cherokee County, GA to Mr. O. D. "Jack" and Verna Rice. Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his parents and his beautiful sweetheart and wife of 56 years, Alma W. Rice. Mr. Rice, like his …

Carolyn Selman Gilbert, age 89, of Rome passed away Monday July 19, 2021. Carolyn was born near Armuchee on October 15, 1931, to the late J.O. Selman and Lena Mae Cordle Selman. She grew up in the Celenese Community and was a 1948 graduate of Rome High School. She married her lifelong love, …

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…

Mr. William Rorick Enloe (Will), died Sunday July 18, 2021 at, 11:30AM, at his family residence after a long and courageous battle with many illnesses over the last 18 years. A native of Rome, Georgia, Will was born March 22, 1972, the son of the former Alice Mary Armstrong and the late Van …

Mrs. Nellie Cargle Duncan, age 93, of Armuchee, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Duncan was born in Dekalb County, Alabama on April 15, 1928, daughter of the late Berry Cargle and the late Lettie Debter Cargle. She was also preceded in death by her h…

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. The youn…

Ellen Davis Whitley, 80, of Rome, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 3:30 A.M. in Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome after enduring years of failing health courageously and without complaint. Ellen was born on September 16, 1940, in Farill, Alabama, the daught…

Honor thy father and thy Mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. That bible verse from Exodus 20:12 speaks for Florene Gray Johnson, who at age 95, joined her family in that heavenly home on July 15th, 2021. She and her husband, Walter, cared for h…

Mrs. Sara Louise Turner Dreyer, age 92, of Rome, formerly of Greensboro, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at a local hospital. Mrs. Dreyer was born in Maxey, Georgia on January 26, 1929, daughter of the late George Henry Turner and the late Frances Dye Turner. She was also pr…

Earl Hampton Pitts, Ph.D., (Papasan, "Hunkle Hamp") passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus the morning of July 14, 2021, after a battle with cancer. He was born in Southmont, NC, on September 1, 1936, to Winnie Lookabill Pitts and Captain Romaine William Pitts. He is survived by his wife o…

Sara Alice Motes was born and raised in Rockmart, GA with two loving parents, a brother and a sister. She had a happy childhood and was always thankful she was raised in a small town. She attended North Georgia College where she met and married the love of her life, James Burdette. They woul…

Martin Bailey, 58, of Rome, Georgia, passed away peacefully at an area hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Proceeded in death by his grandparents Guy and Bessie Bailey (Rome, GA) and DC and Lydia Moore (Ardmore, AL) his father Terry Bailey (Rome, GA) and a sister, Lisa B…

Born on November 14, 1926 at home at 7:00 PM in Elizabethtown, NC to the late Karl Victor and Bessie Robeson Lyon, Karl Victor Lyon II of Lumberton, NC died in his sleep on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Nell Lyon; his children: Jenny Worley (Chandler), Nancy Bullard (Fra…

Earl Hampton Pitts, Ph.D., age 84, of Kingston, GA, passed away Wednesday morning, July 14, 2021, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in the Alvis Miller Memorial Chapel of Salmon Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:00…

Vaudry Sartin, age 88, of Rome passed away on July 1, 2020 surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness. Mr. Sartin was born on September 21, 1931, the son of the late George Macklyn and Beulah Greer Sartin. He was preceded in death by two brothers, George Macklyn Sartin Jr. and Audley S…

Charles Dennison Hoge Jr 89 passed away on July 13th, 2021. He was born on February 15th, 1932 in Chattanooga Tennessee to the late Charles D. Hoge and Susie M. Hoge. Charles is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen Hoge and his daughters Marsha Bradshaw and Michelle Covington both of Jack…

Mrs. Sara Alice Burdette, age 93, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 2 until 3:00 P.M. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. A service will follow in the sanctuary at 3:00. Interment will follow the servic…

Jimmy Lee Grissom, age 55, of Silver Creek, passed away Monday July 12, 2021 in a local hospital. Jimmy was July 16, 1965, in Floyd County a son of the late Avon Earl Grissom,and Gertrude Hutchins Grissom. He loved playing guitar, singing, and enjoyed his children, and grandchildren. Jimmy w…

Martin David Bailey, age 58, of Rome passed away Wednesday July 14, 2021 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday July 17, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ricky Studdard, officiating. Interment will follow in East View Cemetery. The family…

Rex Ledale Rampley, age 60, of Armuchee, GA, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021, after a long illness. Rex was born on November 22, 1960, in Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, HI. He was the son of Paul and Juanita (Atchley) Rampley, also of Armuchee. Rex was a graduate of Armuchee High S…

Mrs. Martha Ellen McDurmont, age 88, formerly of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, in Owens Crossroad, AL. A native of Rome and Floyd County, Mrs. McDurmont was born on July 25, 1932. She had worked for several companies in the area as a bookkeeper. Mrs. McDurmont was a member of …

Ms. Sue Glow Whorton, age 79, of Cave Spring, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at a local hospital. Ms. Whorton was born in Centre, Alabama on January 21, 1942, daughter of the late Porter Hugh Whorton and the late Josie Osborne Whorton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, La…

Mr. Willie Fred "Rabbit" McBurnett, Jr., age 92, of Rome, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at his residence. Mr. McBurnett was born in Cedartown, Georgia on October 13, 1928, son of the late Willie Fred McBurnett, Sr. and the late Josie Mae Touchstone McBurnett. He was also preceded in …

Mr. Willie Fred "Rabbit" McBurnett, Jr., age 92, of Rome, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at his residence. Mr. McBurnett was born in Cedartown, Georgia on October 13, 1928, son of the late Willie Fred McBurnett, Sr. and the late Josie Mae Touchstone McBurnett. He was also preceded in …

Mrs. Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Cordle Proctor, age 60, of Rome, GA passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at a local hospital. Cindy was born in Victorville, CA, on December 29, 1960, daughter of the late Robert Cordle and the late Ferne Jett Cordle. She received her bachelor's degree from New Mexi…

Mrs. Patricia Clendenning, formerly of Rome, GA, passed away June 29, 2021, in Gainesville, GA. Born in Fabius, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Mabel Terrill; her siblings include Douglas Terrill, Wilmington, Ohio, and the late Evelyn Terrill Knowles, Bothwell, Washington.…

Mr. Rex Ledale Rampley, age 60, of Armuchee, GA, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at a local hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

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