Obituaries

Mr. Tracy Glenn Brannon, age 57, of Lindale, GA, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at a local hospital. Mr. Brannon was born in Floyd County, Georgia on August 7, 1962, son of Thomas Glenn Brannon and Barbara Jean Carroll Brannon. He was a graduate of Pepperell High School in the class …

Mrs. Cora Grogan Denson, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Denson was born in Floyd County, GA on December 3, 1939, daughter of the late James Floyd Grogan and the late Annie Pearl Tillery Grogan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, R…

Mr. Charles Aubra Locklear, age 77, of Silver Creek, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at a local hospital. Mr. Locklear was born in Rome, Georgia on July 23, 1942, son of the late Aubra Locklear and the late Ruth Scoggins Locklear Watters. He was of the Christian faith. Prior to retirem…

Mr. Wilburn David "Dave" Beavers, age 76, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Beavers was born in Rome, GA on February 14, 1944, son of the late Luke and Velt Langford Beavers. He was also preceded in death by a son, Shane Beavers, and by a grandson, Chris…

Rickey Maxey, age 73 of Summerville, GA passed away peacefully at home with his family on July 10, 2020. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at a later date when all his family and friends can safely gather. www.davisstruempf.com

Dr. Vera Benita Brock, 60, of Rome, GA passed away on July 8, 2020. Vera was born in Rome, GA on July 7, 1960, to Harold E. Brock and the late Bea Brock. She will be dearly missed by family, friends and her two cats, Baby and Chloe. Vera was a member and deacon of Garden Lakes Baptist Church…

Ms. Marjorie Hope Williams Louallen, age 42, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020, at a local hospital. Ms. Louallen was born in Rome, GA on September 24, 1977, daughter of the former Margie Ruth Daugette and Thomas Richard Williams. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, A…

Terry Tibbitts, Cleo Terry Cleo Tibbitts, 34, of Rome, GA died July 04, 2020. Service will be held at 06:00 PM, on July 13, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

On Monday, July 6, 2020, Sims W. Gordon, Sr., age 83, of Rome, Georgia left his earthly home to be with the Lord. Mr. Gordon was born in Kingston, GA on December 26, 1936, to the late Johnnie Gordon and the late Theora Oliver Gordon Trimble. He attended Anna K. Davie Elementary School and Ma…

Johnny Chesley Bramblett, at 82 years of age, left Reno Nevada to join the ranks of the heavenly team on June 23, 2020. Johnny was born in Shannon, Georgia on April 15, 1938 to Robert and Ruby (Sanford) Bramblett. He was preceded in death by his father Robert, mother Ruby, brothers Bobby and…

Bobbie Wayne "Bob" McRay, of Rome, passed from this earthly plane on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, and is now reunited with his wife, Margie, in peace and happiness. All of his family and friends are heartbroken at this passing but are thankful we had him among us for the past 88 years. Bob never m…

Mrs. Susan Elaine Ashley, age 57, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at a local hospital. Mrs. Ashley was born in Rome, GA on June 15, 1963, daughter of the late Addie Laura Powell Gilreath and John Ronnie Gilreath. She was of the Pentecostal faith and prior to her retirement…

Dr. William Burton "Doc" Brooks, age 83, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Wednesday morning, July 8, 2020, at his residence. Dr. Brooks was born in Jackson County, FL on March 22, 1937, son of the late Henry Foy Brooks and the late Maude Jefferies Brooks. He was also preceded in death by his…

Carol Jean Edwards, of Dacula, Georgia, passed away on July 7th, 2020. Mrs. Edwards was born January 23rd, 1944. Her parents was the late Carolyn and Henry Ray. Mrs. Edwards was happily married for 54 years to Lee Edwards. Carol had a love for quilting. She would spend countless hours workin…

Mrs. Margaret Faye Freeman, age 66 of Rome passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at her home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Daniel's Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Harold Eugene Sheets, 89, passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020, from 10 AM to 11 AM in the Fellowship Hall at Fort Valley United Methodist Church, 301 West Church St. A graveside service will follow at 12 noon in Oaklawn Cemet…

Benjamin E. "Ben" Potts, age 67 of Rome passed away Friday July 3, 2020. Ben was born October 7, 1952 in Floyd County a son of the late John Calvin Potts, and Willie Belle Rose Potts. He was a member of Sunny Side Baptist Church, and served in the Marine Corp Reserve. Ben was retired from DC…

Matthew Paul "Matt" Smith, age 43, of Rome passed away Friday July 3, 2020 at a local hospital. Matt was born October 18, 1976 to Jeffery Smith and Lucille Rivas Smith. Matt was a devoted father to Phoebe, Paxton, and Savannah. He loved spending as much time with his children as he could. Go…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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