Obituaries

Mr. Roy David Blalock, age 88, of Lindale, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Blalock was born in Paulding County, Georgia on January 21, 1932, son of the late Howard Blalock and the late Omer Holden Blalock. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary G…

Mrs. Margaret Keener Duke, age 100, of Lindale, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Duke was born in Lindale, Georgia on March 6, 1920, daughter of the late Homer L. Keener and the late Jennie Mae McCool Keener. She retired from the Floyd County Boar…

Mrs. Mildred Lee Robinson, age 83, of Rome, passed away Tuesday January 12, 2021 in a local hospital. Mrs. Robinson was born September 15, 1937, Calhoun, Ga. a daughter of the late Otis Robinson, and Assa Lee Baggett Robinson. She was of the Baptist Faith. Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death…

Mrs. Helen Marie Langham Cooper, age 84, of Rome passed away January 12, 2021 a local health care faculty. Mrs. Cooper was born March 17, 1936, in Rome, Ga. a daughter of the late George Langham and Sarah Ellen Langham. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Ann Marie King, and Ellen Le…

Jerry Ronald Hall, 80, of Longwood, FL passed away peacefully the afternoon of 1-10-2021. He was born 7/8/1940 in Winters, TX to Sanders and Essie Hall and grew up in Rome, GA. Ron, as he preferred to be called, served in the US Marine Corp Reserves for a span of 18 years and worked in the f…

Houston Stone Mobbs, age 86, of Armuchee, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Mr. Mobbs was born in Cave Springs, GA, on June 10, 1934, son of the late Ralph D. Mobbs and the late Lela A. Nixon Mobbs. He was the 7th child of 11 siblings. In addition to his parents, he was also pre…

JULIA MAE BROWN BERRY Julia Mae Brown Berry, age 91, passed away peacefully January 10, 2021. Born December 3, 1929 in Chattooga County, Georgia to the late John Henry and Eva Mae Williams Brown, she spent her childhood and attended school in this community. In 1957 she married the love of h…

Edward Ronald Washington "Fence Man" Mr. Edward Ronald Washington, age 84, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Mr. Washington was a member of Lovejoy Baptist Church, an Army Veteran, General Electric Retiree and the Owner and Operator of Washington Fence Company for over 45 years. He w…

Mrs. Melba Juanita English Waldrep, age 92, of Marietta, Ga., and a former long-time resident of Rome, Ga., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, following an extended illness. A graveside service will be held at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Memorial Addition, South Broad Street, R…

Mrs. Melba Juanita English Waldrep, age 92, of Marietta, Ga., and a former long-time resident of Rome, Ga., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, following an extended illness. Juanita was born in Walhalla, S.C., on June 26, 1928, the youngest of eight children of the late F…

Ethel "Kay" David-Watson, Ethel "Kay" Kathrine Kathrine David-Watson, 81, of Adairsville, GA died January 12, 2021. Service will be held at 1:00PM, on January 16, 2021 at NorthPointe Church, Adairsville. Arrangements by R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville.

Charles McGhee, Charles McGhee, 69, of Rome, GA died January 12, 2021. Service will be held at 3:00 PM, on January 16, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Arrangements by GOOD SHEPHERD FUNERAL HOME.

Mrs. Edith Marie Ely Alred, age 82, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021, in a local assisted living facility, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Alred was born in Rome, GA on November 10, 1938, daughter of the late Lonnie and Ruth Bailey Ely. She was also preceded in death …

Mrs. Betty "Marie" Cleveland Agan, age 85, of Aragon, GA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Agan was born in Cartersville, GA on April 28, 1935, daughter of the late Henry Cleveland and the late Lela Popham Cleveland. In addition to…

Mr. Christopher Hubert Renfroe, age 70, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday morning, January 9, 2021. Chris was born June 24, 1950 in Macon, GA to Mary and Calvin Renfroe. He graduated from Coosa High School and worked for Miller's Department Store and Sherold Salmon Motor Company. Chris was a…

Mrs. Mae Anna Johnson, age 90, of the Shannon Community, passed away peacefully at her residence Monday, January 11, 2021. One of eleven children, Mrs. Johnson was born in Early County, GA, on February 12, 1930, daughter of the late Marion Carroll O'Neal, Sr., and Eula Eva James O'Neal. She …

Anna Espy, Anna McKenzie McKenzie Espy, 19, of Rome, GA died January 07, 2021. Service will be held at 1pm, on January 16, 2021 at Northside Church. Visitation will be from 11-1 at the church on the same day as service (16th). Arrangements by Daniel's Funeral Home.

Mr. Bill G. Whittle, age 82, of Rome, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Whittle was born in Rome, Georgia on July 8, 1938, son of the late Aubrey R. Whittle and the late Frances Payne Whittle. Mr. Whittle was a graduate of Coosa High School. He was a member of…

Mrs. Grace Leona Bryan Jenkins, age 95, of Rome, GA, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at a local assisted living facility. Mrs. Jenkins was born in Etowah County, AL, on May 1, 1925, daughter of the late Barney Vesta Bryan and the late Ollie Noojin Bryan. In addition to her parents, …

Dr. Anthony Neil "Tony" Warren, Sr., age 77, of Lindale, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at his residence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 11am at Silver Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Holt officiating. The Lindale Lodge #455 F&…

Mrs. Juanita Jones Davis, age 82, of Cedartown, GA, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, in a local hospital. Mrs. Davis was born in Polk County, GA on September 24, 1938, daughter of the late Albert Franklin Jones and the late Mildred Godwin Jones. She was also preceded in death by an infa…

Mrs. Faye Self went to be with the lord on January 7, 2021 at home with her husband by her side. Faye was born on March 13, 1939 in Rome GA. to the late Reba Loveless and the late Vann Smith. In addition to her parents, Faye was preceded in death by a son John Oliver Self and a granddaughter…

James Carlton (J. C.) Warren, Jr, 79, of Cave Spring, died Friday afternoon, January 8, 2021 in a Rome hospital following a brief illness. A native of Rome, Mr. Warren was born at the McCall Hospital, September 20, 1941, a son of the late James C. Warren, Sr. and the late Margaret Tillman Co…

Barbara Jeanette Milstead Beard passed away January 7, 2021 at a local health care facility. Barbara was born May 24, 1936 in Chattooga County, GA to Julius Jesse and Clara Faye Pettyjohn Milstead. She graduated from Armuchee High School. Barbara married her best friend, Joe Brown Beard, Jr …

Joe Brown Beard, Jr. passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at a local health care facility. Joe was born August 27, 1935 in Rome, Georgia to Joe Brown Beard, Sr and Minerva Crider Beard. He graduated from Rome High School and proudly served in The United States Army from 1954 to 1956, during …

Mrs. Virginia R. Parker, age 68, of Rome, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Mrs. Parker was born on April 15, 1952, in Floyd County, to the late, William R. Haynie, and Dorothy Allen Haynie. Virginia was proceeded in death by the sweetest grandparents, Benjamin & Jessie Allen, parent…

On Friday, January 8, 2021, after an extended illness, Milledge Jesse Steadman, known by most as "Sonny," passed away peacefully at his home in Tallapoosa, Georgia, at the age of 82 with his wife and son by his side. Sonny was born in Rome, Georgia in 1938. He spent much of his younger years…

Rev. George Donald Black, age 85, died on January 5th, 2021 ending his battle with COVID-19, which he fought with courage and grace. He was born in Emanuel County, Georgia, to George Alton and Runelle Johnson Black on April 29, 1935 and spent his early childhood in Jenkins County near Millen…

Kenneth H. (Dickey) Newberry, age 74, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021. Funeral Services for Mr. Kenneth Newberry will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Smith & Miller Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Floyd Memory Gardens. Th…

Dr. Jonathan David Paxton, age 38, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 7, 2021. Funeral services for Jonathan will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Salmon Funeral Home. Jonathan's family will receive friends at Salmon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon fr…

Mrs. JoAnn Shiflett Cantrell, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Cantrell was born in Rome, GA, on July 15, 1940, daughter of the late Joe Brown Shiflett and the late Jewel Dean Taylor Shiflett. In addition to her parents, she …

Mrs. Linda Fay Johnson, age 77, of Lindale, GA, passed away on Thursday January 7, 2021, at a local hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born in Floyd County, GA on August 31, 1943, daughter of the late William Phillip Franks and the late Lois Josephine Hamby Franks. Prior to her retirement, she had b…

Burt L. Mattman, 45, St. Augustine, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 4, 2021. Burt was born on Feb. 5, 1975 in Ft. Lauderdale and had resided in St. Augustine for the past 9 1/2 years, moving here from Rome, GA. He had resided in Rome since he was 15 yea…

We respectfully announce the passing of Mr. William Guy Welch, age 95 of Rome, Georgia on Friday January 1, 2021. Mr. William Guy Welch was a long time resident of Floyd county. He was a retired educator from the Georgia school for the deaf in Cave Spring, Georgia. He was love by all. Homego…

Ellen (Freda) Peugh, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully January 4, 2021, in a local memory care facility. Mrs. Peugh was born in Cherokee County, Alabama December 19, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Milford A. Grogan and the late Eula L. Gr…

Shelby Diane Dowdy, age 23, of Rome passed away Monday January 4, 2021 Shelby was born on March 23, 1997 in Rome GA., to Gary Dowdy and Jessica Dowdy. Shelby was a 2015 Coosa High School graduate and to begin cosmetology school this week. She was a member of Mt Alto Baptist church and the co…

William N. Rucker Jr., age 77, formerly of Rome, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his home January 4, 2021. He grew up in Rome and went to Coosa High School where he lettered in four sports, all four years. He was an all-star running back where his football team went undefeated all four ye…

Our Beloved Robert Hollingsworth, Jr., age 77, of Rome, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Robert was born in Oakland, California on October 21, 1943 to the late Robert and Debby Hollingsworth. He has lived in California, Hialeah, Florida, Chattanooga, Tennessee a…

Dr. William Darrell Tumlin, beloved husband of Nancy Jarrell Tumlin, went home to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on January 5, 2021. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife, daughters and grandchildren. He was 80 years old when he entered into Heaven. Bill was born in 1…

Imogene Proctor Dowdy, age 80, of Lindale passed away Tuesday January 5, 2021 at her residence. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Sunday January 10, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Sanders Cemetery, Cave Spring. The family will receive friends from 6:00…

Charles Wendell "Chuck" Green, age 73, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021, after a 3-year battle with leukemia. Chuck was born in Rome on February 19, 1947, son of the late James Henry Green and Edith Elvia Norris Green. He was a graduate of Model High School and a veteran of …

Mr. Joseph Alan "Rip" Aycock, age 73, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in a local hospital. Mr. Aycock was born in Rome, GA on September 5, 1947, son of the late Joseph B. and Grace Parker Aycock. He was a 1965 graduate of Coosa High School and attended Berry College prio…

Mr. Thomas Joe Porter, age 69, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Porter was born in Canton, GA, on March 11, 1951, son of the late Ted Porter and the late Inez Harper Porter. He was a graduate of Cherokee Technical High School and a veteran…

Mrs. Virginia R. Parker, age 68, of Rome, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Mrs. Parker was born on April 15, 1952, in Floyd County, to the late, William R. Haynie, and Dorothy Allen Haynie. Virginia was proceeded in death by the sweetest grandparents, Benjamin & Jessie Allen, parent…

Jo Ann Lewis Abernathy, age 86, of Rome passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Floyd Medical Center. Mrs. Abernathy was born July 30, 1934 in Gaylesville, Cherokee County, AL. She was the daughter of Emmett O'Neal Lewis and Mary Ruth Goodman, both of Rome, Floyd County, GA but formerly…

Mrs. Betty Jo Davis Jacobs, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Jacobs was born in Floyd County, GA on May 22, 1936, daughter of the late Willie Franklin Davis and the late Annie Irene Proctor Davis. In addition to her parents, she was also pr…

Avanelle Kerce Brown, age 96 of Floyd County, Georgia, died December 31, 2020, at the home of her daughter and surrounded by her loving family. Her precious great granddaughter, Avarie Clemons, was with her at the moment of her entry into heaven. Avanelle was the only child of John and Emmie…

Mr. Jefferson Lee Rosson, Sr., age 93, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Rosson was born in Rome, GA on May 16, 1927, son of the late Thomas Jefferson Rosson and the late Annie Lee Burk Rosson. He was a graduate of Rome Boys High School and attend…

Mrs. Mary Marvine Smith Hibberts, age 73, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Monday morning, January 4, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Hibberts was born in Rome, GA on January 21, 1947, daughter of the late Marvin Julian Smith and the late Sally Beulah Hessler Smith. She was also preceded in dea…

Mr. Dickerson Earl Taylor, age 69, ofArmuchee,GA, went to be with the Lordon December 27, 2020, at a local hospital. Mr. Taylor was born in Rome, Georgia on May 22, 1951, son of the late Thomas Russell Taylor and the late Jean Dickerson Taylor. He worked at General Electric for 10 years. He …

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