Obituaries: Linus Mark Allen, Mr. George Anthony Scott and Mr. Barry Stephen Shedd

Obituaries: Linus Mark Allen, Mr. George Anthony Scott and Mr. Barry Stephen Shedd

Linus Mark Allen, 36, passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 2018 at his residence. His family will honor his life at a Memorial Service Monday evening, June 4, 2018, at 7:00 P.M. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel.

Linus is survived by his parents, Glenn and Sandra Allen of Cave Spring; by his brother, Micah (Kady); by aunts and uncles, Allen Peebles, Donna and Bruce Pressley, and Sharon and Larry Husch; by his second honorary parents at New and Living Way Bible Church, Stepanie and Stanley Oliver; by his special friend, Carol Binger, and by the many people he collected in his life. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ellas Kay Redfern.

Although there will not be a formal visitation, the family will arrive at the chapel 45 minutes prior to the service, so feel free to share a hug with them then.

Linus worked at Floyd Medical Center for a number of years in the housekeeping department and attended Network Day Services. Linus loved birthdays, adoption days, Thanksgiving, Kentucky Derby Day, and Christmas. The family truly wants this to be his celebration, and asks that people dress casually (no formal black funeral attire please). Linus loved plants and flowers, so the family asks that if you want to send or bring flowers to his service, bring potted plants or hanging baskets. Linus would say there is no need for big floral arrangements, Wal-Mart is just fine. The family will plant a garden in his honor, and Linus would say, “Is this for me?” Also there will be a picture table if you would like to bring photos of Linus to share.

Rev. Stanley Oliver will be officiating with heartfelt remarks. Those that wish are invited to share a story or memory of Linus at the service. If you aren’t able to share them yourself because of the emotion all will feel, several people have volunteered to read things for you.

Those of you who know Linus’s story know that his birth was never celebrated, and so the family will honor his life now in the very best way they can.

He changed them.

Mr. George Anthony Scott, age 87, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, in a local hospital.

Mr. Scott was born in Thomaston, GA, on January 20, 1931, a son of the late Arthur Jerome Scott, Sr., and Fannie Leatha Pence Scott. He had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County most of his life. Mr. Scott had been associated with Sara Lee Bakery since 1980, retiring in December of 2010. He was an avid golfer and a member of Callier Springs Country Club. Mr. Scott enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his great-grandson, Jayden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and six brothers.

Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Carol Thomason Scott; one daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Jerry Walls; two granddaughters, Heather and Jeremiah Williams, and Haley Culberson; great-grandson, Jayden Godfrey.  Several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Scott will be Sunday afternoon, June 3, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Salmon Funeral Home with Rev. Bert Brooks officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Scott will remain at Salmon Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.

Pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home on Sunday by 2:30 p.m. and include Jeremiah Williams, Lynn Busby, Ronnell Redwine, Michael Walls, Tracy Maner and Eric Hunt.

The staff of Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. George Anthony Scott.

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Mr. Barry Stephen Shedd, age 70, of Rome, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018, at a local hospital.

Mr. Shedd was born in Floyd County, GA on September 9, 1947, son of the late Elzy and Jessie Ray Shedd. He was a graduate of East Rome High School and attended Coosa Valley Technical Institute. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Inland-Rome for over 40 years. Mr. Shedd was a member of Garden Lakes Baptist Church. He was also a member of Coosa Lodge #622 F. & A. M. Mr. Shedd was a former Shriner and was a member of the Floyd County Wildlife Club.

Survivors include his wife, the former Patsy Nan Meroney, to whom he was married on July 6, 1972; a daughter, Patches Dabbs (Brian), Cartersville; 3 sons, Donald Shedd (Shellie), Keith Shedd, and Jason Shedd, all of Rome; 6 grandchildren, Chaz Bragg, Carlee Bragg, Victoria Dabbs, Rylee Shedd, Kinslee Shedd, and Mason Shedd; a great granddaughter, Madison Rose Bragg; his mother-in-law, Louise Bowling, Rome; cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018, at 2pm at Garden Lakes Baptist Church with his Pastor, Dr. Jimmy Gentry, and the Rev. Billy Carver officiating and with his granddaughter, Rylee Shedd, delivering a eulogy. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the Coosa Lodge #622 F. & A.M. having charge of graveside rites.

The family will receive friends at Garden Lakes Baptist Church on Monday from 12 noon until 1:45pm. At other hours, they may be contacted at the residence.

Pallbearers will include the following gentlemen: Jason Shedd, Brian Dabbs, Corey O’Connor, John O’Connor, Justin Sims, Donald Shedd, and Chaz Bragg. Members of the Coosa Lodge #622 F. & A. M. will serve as honorary pallbearers.

There will be a Call Communication of the Coosa Lodge #622 F. & A. M. on Monday at 12:30pm for the purpose of attending the funeral of Brother Barry Stephen Shedd.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.


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