Obituaries

Ms. Brenda Kaye Matthews, age 56, of Rome, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at her residence. Ms. Matthews was born in Marietta, GA, on August 13, 1965, daughter of the late Robert Franklin Lester and the late Martha Lester Davis. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Be…

Mr. Bobby Ray Graham, age 74, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at a local hospital.Mr. Graham was born in Rome, Georgia on January 11, 1947, son of the late Elbert Lee Graham and the late Lorene Estelle Hall Graham. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Graham. Mr…

Jason Keith Pendley, age 40, of Kingston, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Redmond Regional in Rome. Jason was born in Rome, Georgia on January 2, 1981. Son of Dennis Pendley and the late Wendy Brannon. He was also preceded in death by his uncle, Tracy Brannon. Jason worked as a s…

Gail Marie Highfield, age 59, of Rome, GA, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 17, 2021, surrounded by her family. Funeral services for Gail will be Wednesday afternoon, October 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in the Alvis Miller Memorial Chapel of Salmon Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rom…

Edward William (Bill) Darby, age 53, of Rome, died Wednesday, October 13, 2021, following a fall at his residence. Bill was born on September 1, 1968, the only son of the late Charles E. and Rosalyn Ashcraft Darby. He was a 1986 graduate of Pepperell High School and went on to earn two degre…

Mr. James Hammond Crider, Jr., age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Crider was born in Floyd County, GA on August 1, 1937, the son of the late James Hammond Crider, Sr. and the late Lois Louise Owens Crider. He…

Ms. Martha Jean Johnson Carson, 69, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Service for Ms. Carson will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021at 1:00 P.M. at Lovejoy Baptist Church, 436 Branham Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161. She will lie in-state from 12:00 P.M. until the hour …

Mrs. Sue Henley Whitehead, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021. Mrs. Whitehead was born in Eupora, MS on June 22, 1941, a daughter of the late Walter B. Henley and the late Ruby Smith Henley. Sue had lived the greater part of her life in Rome where she grew up in the …

Caroline Delevie, Caroline Delevie, 70, of Rome, GA died October 04, 2021. Service will be held at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, on October 16, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

Ronald G. Cockrel, age 88, of Woodstock, Ga. passed away to be with his Heavenly Father on October 10, 2021. He is survived by his son, Donald Cockrel, daughter-in-law Suzanne Cockrel, and grandson Zack Cockrel. Ron was born in Joppa Illinois on September 10, 1933. He was a Veteran with 2 ye…

Rita Anne Holloway Moss, age 87 of Rome, GA passed away on October 9, 2021. She was born on May 9,1934 in Rome, GA. the daughter of Nelle Crenshaw Holloway Conn and Robert Ernest Holloway. She was a lifelong resident of Rome. She attended Rome public schools and graduated from Rome High Scho…

Barbara "Bobbie" Sue Ortiz, age 83, passed away peacefully, Monday, October 4th, 2021. She was born on May 13, 1938. She retired from Floyd Hospital, after serving faithfully as a Registered Nurse for 57 years. She was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church, Rome, Georgia. She was preceded in …

Martha Kathleen Harris Baird, 84, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 10, 2021. A graveside service will be held in Decatur, MS, on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 10:00 am. For a complete obituary please visit www.salmonfuneralhome.com.

Mr. Louis M. McNeal, age 66, died Saturday, October 9, 2021. Mr. McNeal was born on May 9, 1955, in Rome, GA, to the late H. P. McNeal, Sr. and the late Myrid S. McNeal. He retired from the United States Air Force where he served as a repair specialist on F-16 fighter jets. He graduated from…

Mr. Dale Robert Eckroat, age 78, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021, and his wife, Camellia Ann Holsomback Eckroat, age 75, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021. Dale was born in Chico, CA on August 15, 1943, son of the late Carl Eckroat and the late Fern A. …

Mr. Jerry Roland Pearce, age 78, went home to be with Jesus, on October 7, 2021, surrounded by his loving family and friends He is preceded in death by his parents Rev. Roland and Kathryn Pearce, first wife Amy Pearce, second wife Carol Pearce: brother, Donnie Pearce. Survived by his wife, J…

Evelyn Faye Hyde of Lindale passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021 at a local hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Hyde was born in Floyd County a daughter of the late Charles Marion Scoggins and the late Inez Brumbelow Scoggins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husb…

Rickie Harold Bomar was born on June 11, 1951, in Lawrenceville, GA. While his father served in US Marines, his family moved to Hawaii, California, Louisiana, and North Carolina. Rick graduated from Slidell High School in 1970 and would go on to attend Mississippi and Lagrange College. Like …

Mildred White Greear left this world on September 25, 2021, after a long, eventful, and creative life. Born on October 19, 1920, she spent her childhood in Laurel, Mississippi. She lost her mother and father when she was 16 years old. Mildred was the last of her generation in the Greear fami…

Loretta Yvonne Obrien of 17B Nan Lee Dr. NW, Rome, GA died on October 4th, 2021 at home following a long illness. She was comforted in her final days by the loving care of Hospice of Chattanooga and her entire family. She was born Loretta Yvonne Osley on December 1st, 1949 in Atlanta, GA. Sh…

On September 14, 2021 at 2255hrs CST, MG William L Moore Jr. MD (Ret), completed his tour of duty at Ft Sam Houston San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Savannah, Georgia on June 1, 1934 to William L Moore, Sr. and Helen Louise Robbins. In 1957 he met and then married (1958) Anna Elizabeth (Si…

Jeffrey Wayne Burkhalter, age 59, of Ray City, GA, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. He was born in Rome, GA on December 9, 1961, to the late Paul and Edna Rooks Burkhalter. His grandparents were Charles Presley Burkhalter, Selena Washington Burkhalter, Henry (Bud) Rooks, and Lou…

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. Glenda Climer Jones passed away on October 2, 2021, at a local hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Gordon County on May 13, 1927, the daughter of the late Conrad B. and Vera Miller Climer. Mrs. Jones is preceded in death by her loving husband, Mr. Alton Horton Jones; three s…

Randall "Randy" Lynn Davis, age 74, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021. Randy was born October 31, 1946 in Rockmart, Georgia. He was the son of the late Mary Evelyn Wilson Davis and the late Jack C. Davis. Randy was a 1965 graduate of Coosa High School. He is survived by…

Mr. Willie Harold Cowart, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Cowart was born in Rome, Georgia on November 17, 1936, son of the late Clarence Cowart and the late Louise Smith Cowart. The Cowart family traveled the Southeast as the Southern …

Mr. Marvin Randolph "Randy" Roberson, age 93, of Rome, GA, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Roberson was born in Floyd County, GA on December 6, 1927, son of the late Charles and Velma Kay Roberson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Beatrice Blair Rob…

Mr. Larry Kenneth Landers, age 74, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with lung and heart disease. Larry was born in Rome, GA on September 10, 1947, son of late James Middleton "Lanky" Landers and the late Vivian Wilson Landers. He was als…

Mrs. Gwendolyn Inez Jarrett Brown, age 89, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, in a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Brown was born in Bartow County, GA on November 18, 1931, daughter of the late Jessie Milton Jarrett and the late Alma Craig Jarrett. She was also preceded i…

RaeAnn Sue Puryear Stanley, age 58, of Armuchee passed away Thursday September 30, 2021 at a local hospital. RaeAnn was born on March 18, 1963 in Peoria Illinois, to Thonn Puryear and the late Patty Jo Fonner Puryear. She was a member of Armuchee Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons: A…

Arthur Rickman (Rick) Miller, Rome, Ga passed away after an extensive battle from Covid-related complications on September 29th. He was 70 years old. Rick was born October 16 to Arthur S. (Doc) Miller and Francis (Duck) Burns. He was preceded in death by both parents, several aunts and his s…

Mrs. Patricia "Sue" Vis, age 75, of Norman, OK, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at her daughter's residence in Rome, GA, surrounded by her loving family. Patricia passed away from complications related to Alzheimer's and was in hospice care for nine months prior to her death wher…

Walter "Mean Gene" Cranford, born January 12, 1935, completed a life filled with love, friendship, and family and went to be with his heavenly father on the morning of September 30th, 2021. He was surrounded by those he loved the most - his family. Gene spent his 86 years making friends, bui…

Mrs. Martha "Jane" Chapman, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021, in a local hospital. Mrs. Chapman was born in Rome, Georgia on April 12, 1940, daughter of the late Curtis Reece and the late Sarah Dougherty Reece. She was a graduate of Model High School, was a member…

On September 30, 2021, the Crawford family lost their hero, Leonard William "Crop" Crawford, to a brief illness. He was surrounded by family and friends in his last moments. Crop will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Alice "E" Crawford; his daughter, Lynn Holbrooks; his son, M…

MRS. RITA DELL ROWE GREER, age 87, of Rome, Georgia, passed away Wednesday evening, September 29, 2021. She was born in Carbon Hill, Alabama on December 2, 1933 to the late Olan Ray and Wilma Gray Rowe; in addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late William Pr…

Mr. William Farrell Broome, Sr. age 90, of Rome, Georgia, passed away at his home and entered the gates of Heaven on September 29, 2021, with loving family by his side. Bill was born on May 26, 1931, in Rome, Georgia to the late Marcus Ervin Broome and the late Birma Belle Dewberry Broome. H…

Mrs. Mildred Jean Lanning Shuler, age 91, of Cave Spring, GA, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2021, at a local nursing home. Mrs. Shuler was born on June 16, 1930, in Tuckasegee, NC, daughter of the late Gene Lanning and the late Kathleen Moses Lanning. She was also preceded in death…

Mrs. Evelyn Lorene Siniard Hendrix passed into the presence of the Lord on September 29, 2021. She was born on October 8, 1938, daughter of the late Jesse J. Siniard and Dora Johnson Siniard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter N. Hendrix. After graduating from Pepperell Hi…

Terry Spears, a pillar of the Rome, GA community, passed away on September 28, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Glenda Spears, who shared 57 years of marriage. Terry, a mattress industry veteran, started Spears Mattress with his brother Ed in March of 1973, an…

The Reverend Robert Eugene "Gene" Collum, 92, of Rome, GA, left this world for his Heavenly home on September 28, 2021. He passed with gentle peace and remarkable calm at home with his loving family and his beautiful wife, Sylvia, of 62 years to whom he was married on June 4, 1959. Reverend …

Ruby Gail Graham Bradshaw died at Talmage Terrace in Athens, Georgia on September 28, 2021, of glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer. She was born October 24, 1945, in Rome, Georgia and was the daughter of the late Thomas Adrian Graham and the late Emme Christine Smith Graham. Gail graduated …

Mr. Dallas Dewitt Kerce, Sr., age 82, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Kerce was born in Rome, Georgia on August 14, 1939, son of the late Ralph Dewitt Kerce and the late Mary Porter Kerce. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Joyce Smi…

On Tuesday morning, September 28, 2021, heaven rejoiced when another one of God's children entered the gate. Mary Zoe (Bentley) Peveler made her final journey home to be with her Lord. Zoe was born on December 25, 1929, on a farm outside of Keytesville, Missouri to Fonzo and Mary Bentley. Sh…

Mrs. Phyllis June Herring Pollard, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday morning, September 29, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Pollard was born in Macon, GA on February 20, 1941, daughter of the late Willie T. Herring and the late Mable Adams Herring. She was also preceded in death by her…

David Nathaniel Jarrett, age 58, of Rome passed away Sunday September 26, 2021 in a local hospital. David was born May 31, 1963, in Floyd County, a son of Buck Jarrett and the late Barbara Wilson Jarrett. He was employed with City of Rome for several years and currently employed with Mohawk …

Mr. John Michael Garcia, age 51, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021, at his residence. John was born on May 9, 1970, in New York, son of Angelina Garcia and the late Tony Garcia. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Garcia. John was a graduate of Model High…

Mrs. Martha Kathleen Kight Drew, age 79, of Silver Creek passed away Monday September 20, 2021 at her residence. Mrs. Drew was born October 31, 1941, in Floyd County a daughter of the late Wilford Kight, and Mary Gay Kight. She was a member of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church, and a home…

Mrs. Virginia Faye Hubbard Collins, age 80, of Rome passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at her residence. Mrs. Collins was born February 23, 1941, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Russell Hubbard, and Pearl Battles Hubbard. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and retired …

Jimmy Holden, 80, of Rome, GA, peacefully went to be with the Lord on September 19, 2021, while at his residence. Jimmy was born on June 5, 1941, in Plainville, GA, son of the late John Wesley Holden and late Laura Kinsey Holden. He attended Model High School and was a veteran of the United …

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