Obituaries: Mr. Darien Bynes, Richard Andy Crabtree, Hazel “Haley” Hicks Miller, Nancy Nell Owens, Charles Rutledge

Obituaries: Mr. Darien Bynes, Richard Andy Crabtree, Hazel “Haley” Hicks Miller, Nancy Nell Owens, Charles Rutledge

Haley Miller Obituary

Hazel “Haley” Hicks Miller, age 92, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018, surrounded by family. Ms. Miller was born Hazel Mae Kuhlman, on January 14, 1926, in Tuscaloosa, AL but resided in Floyd County, GA for the majority of her life.

She was a member and past President of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for several years. She worked as a Nurse during World War II and was later employed by Dr. John D. Tate for 15 years.

Ms. Miller attended Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church for 65 years and was a member of the cherished Dorcas Ladies and Bessie Myrick Ladies Sunday School Classes. Later in life, she resided at Winthrop Court Senior Living Center.

Ms. Miller loved to read books, line dance, go shopping, have her hair styled at the salon, listen to gospel music, tell jokes and spend time with her family. Her friends and family say she was witty, classy, whip smart, jovial and loving, resilient, spirited, warm and caring, gracious, a true lady, a strong and spunky spitfire, the best mother and grandmother anyone could ever have, a handful, a wonderful best friend, and a devoted Christian; to know her was to love her, to listen to her speak was to respect and learn great wisdom, and to be her family was the ultimate blessing.

Ms. Miller was predeceased by her parents, Raymond Henry Kuhlman and Ruby Louise Hanson; her ex-husband and father of her children, Marvin W. “Cap” Hicks; her sister, Joyce Brownlow and brothers Raymond Kuhlman Jr. and Joe C. Kuhlman.

Ms. Miller is survived by her loving children, son Ron C. Hicks of Maryville, TN, daughter Debbie Hicks Vance and son-in-law Bob Vance of Marietta, GA; grandchildren, Haylee, Whitney, Jared, and Taylor Vance who affectionately called her “Le-Le”; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to cordially invite friends to the visitation at Daniel’s Funeral Home on Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. and the funeral service at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to be sent to Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church, 735 Old Summerville Rd NW, Rome, GA 30165, (706) 232-6426.

Charles Rutledge Obituary

Charles Rutledge was born on April 12, 1927 in Richardson, TX. He graduated from Richardson High School in 1943 as Salutatorian. He attended the Engineering School of the University of Texas, Austin and joined the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the American Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

At 18, he volunteered to join the United States Navy. At the end of World War II, he received an honorable discharge for two years of service. He returned to the University of Texas and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1947 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1949.
He went to work for the Transformer Division of the General Electric Company in Pittsfield, MA. He initially worked in engineering and later in sales and marketing. While in Pittsfield, Charlie fell in love with Molly Potochnik, and they married on May 21, 1955. They moved to Rome in 1956 when General Electric opened a new transformer factory there. In addition to raising his family in Rome, Charlie was active in his church. He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, serving four terms on the Vestry and holding positions as Junior Warden in 1971 and Senior Warden in 1977. In later years, he served on the committee of ushers. Charlie’s favorite hobbies were tennis and genealogy.
Charlie is survived by his wife Molly, four sons, four daughters-in-law, two grandsons, and four granddaughters. Son Dan Rutledge, along with his wife Laura and daughter Sydney, lives in Beverly, MA. Son Brad, along with his wife Jennifer and sons David and Steven, lives in Pittsford, NY. Son Greg, along with his wife Marcia and daughter Katherine, lives in West Newton, MA. Son Chris, along with his wife Theone and daughters Sarah and Jessica, lives in Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Frank Potochnik and Frank’s wife Dottie who live in Schenectady, NY.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346 or to St. Peter’s Church.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Fifth Ave Healthcare for their kindness and loving care. A memorial service and reception will be held on Saturday, February 3rd at 2:00 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Daniel’s Funeral Home.
Nancy Nell Owens

Nancy Nell Owens, age 86, of Rome, passed away Monday January 29, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Owens born June 20, 1931. She was a daughter of the late Roy and Inez Hollis Owens. She worked for many years at Hilburn Shoe Store. Mrs. Owens was preceded in death by her husband, James G. “Buddy” Owens.

Survivors include sons, Steve Owens, Ronny (Tommie) Owens. grandchildren, J. J. (Mellissa) Owens, Blake (Jena) Owens, Lindsey (Ronnie) Clark, Lauren Owens and Kandis (Vincent) Myrick, great grandchildren, Daly Owens, Bowden Owens, Tyler Clark, and Kennedy Myrick. two sisters, June Chandler, and Joan (Paul) White, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside and interment services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday January 31, 2018 at Rome Memorial Park, Rev. Joey Ineichen, officiating, eulogy will be given by Parnick Jennings Sr..

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Christian Church 6 Deer Run Trail, Rome, Ga., building fund.

Parnick Jennings, Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Richard Andy Crabtree

Richard Andy Crabtree, age 74, of Rome passed away Sunday January 28, 2018 in a local hospital.

Richard was born October 15, 1943, in Stephenson, Alabama, a son of the late George Crabtree, and Mae Smith Crabtree. He was preceded in death by sister, Louise Cooper.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Jane Jarrett Crabtree, children, Todd Crabtree, Patrick Crabtree, Jeremy (Kathy) Crabtree, Casey (Melanie Hope) Crabtree, Maegan (Enoch) Cheatwood, brothers, Clarence Crabtree, Alfred Crabtree, David Crabtree. 7grandchildren several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday February 1, 2018 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ronny Hilton, and Dr. Jack Jarrett, officiating. Interment will follow in Pisgah Cemetery. The family will receive friend from 11:00 AM until the hour of service on Thursday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome, Ga. 30165.

Mr. Darien Bynes, age 48, of 6162 Talmadge Run Acworth, Ga. transitioned January  29, 2018. F. K.  Jones Funeral Home.
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