Obituaries: Mrs. Audrey Mize Brooks, Mrs. Polly Ann Westbrook Floyd, Mrs. Teresa Gail Teal Izell, Roy Wayne Johnston, Mrs. Jewell Lenora Kail, Mr. William Gurney “Billy” Lemming.

Obituaries: Mrs. Audrey Mize Brooks, Mrs. Polly Ann Westbrook Floyd, Mrs. Teresa Gail Teal Izell, Roy Wayne Johnston, Mrs. Jewell Lenora Kail, Mr. William Gurney “Billy” Lemming.

Mr. William Gurney “Billy” Lemming, age 75, of Kingston, GA, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 10, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Lemming was born in Floyd County, GA on February 9, 1943, son of the late I. P. Lemming and the late Ruby Dean Lemming. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Brown, by a sister, Dorothy Duke, and by a brother, Carl “Bud” Lemming.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Shaw Industries in Cartersville for a number of years. He was of the Holiness faith.

Survivors include his wife, the former Doris Dean Porter, to whom he was married on November 14, 1963; a son, Michael Lemming (Tammy), Resaca, GA; a sister, Joann Thomason (Gary), Stone Mountain, GA; a brother, Don Lemming (Teresa), Dalton, GA; 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Porter and the Rev. Allen Williams officiating.  Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m. At other hours, they may be contacted at the residence.

Pallbearers are requested to assemble Friday at 1:30 p.m. and include:  Jimmy Whitlock, Jonathan Sanford, James Trammell, Jonathan Griffin, Gary Wayne Thomason, and Danny Thomason.


Mrs. Jewell Lenora Kail, age 76, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Kail was born in Chattooga County, Georgia, on December 28, 1941, daughter of the late William Dewey Trammell and the late Ethel Pauline Johnson Trammell. She was also preceded in death by a brother, William F. Trammell, and by a sister, Lorena Trammell.

She was a member of the New Armuchee Baptist Church where she was a member of the J.O.Y. Club. Prior to retirement, Mrs. Kail worked as a Telephone Operator for Bell South and AT&T.  She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

Survivors include her husband, Claude Theodore Kail Jr.; two daughters, Diane Armstrong and her husband, Bob, Rome, and Kathy McBurnett and her husband, Tim, Rome; five grandchildren; two brothers, Jimmy Trammell, Rome, and Randy Trammell, Rome; a sister, Betty Ayers, Rome; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. at New Armuchee Baptist Church with Dr. David Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at New Armuchee Baptist Church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the service time.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the church on Friday at 1:30pm and include: Connor Armstrong, Logan McBurnett, Eddie Holsomback, Ricky Mull, Rick Minshew and Robert Shiflett.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel.


Mrs. Teresa Gail Teal Izell, age 70, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Izell was born at Walker County Clinic in LaFayette, Georgia on January 25, 1948, daughter of the late L. U. Teal and the late Gerthie Holliday Teal.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Melvin Lance Izell, by her brother & sister-in-law, Paul & Nina Teal, by a brother-in-law, Leon Coley, by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert & Lethel Izell, and by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hubert & Juanita Wooten.

Mrs. Izell was a member of the Armuchee Church of God where her husband served as the Pastor.

She served as Adult Class Sunday School teacher from the beginning of the church.

She was President of the Ladies Ministry and led them as they raised money for the building fund by selling chicken & dressing dinners, pecans, BBQ plates, Brunswick stew and had yard sales.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Charles Izell; a daughter, Kristina Crabb, and her husband, Jason; two granddaughters, Savanna & Caylie Plymel; two step-grandchildren, Courtney & Joshua Crabb; two sisters, Sue Coley and Kathy Ball, and her husband, David; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 7pm at Armuchee Church of God with the Rev. Terry Addis officiating. Private interment will be held on Friday at West Hill Cemetery in Trion.

The family will receive friends at Armuchee Church of God on Thursday from 5 until 6:45 p.m. At other hours, they will be at their respective residences.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the church on Thursday at 6:30pm and include: Jeff Coley, Scott Coley, Warren Hall, Tim Pickle, Tyler Pickle, Terry Wooten, Sidney Wooten and Jeremy Wooten.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel.


Mrs. Audrey Mize Brooks, age 92, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in a local nursing facility.

Mrs. Brooks was born in Floyd County, GA on July 19, 1925, daughter of the late John J. Mize and the late Minnie Haney Mize.

She was a graduate of Girl’s High School in the class of 1942, a graduate of Carroll Lynn Business College and LaSalle Extension University of Chicago.

She was a former employee of Read, Martin & Slickman, was a former office manager with Primrose Tapestry Company and had been a bookkeeper for Harbin Clinic.

Prior to her retirement, she was the owner of Brooks Accounting and Bookkeeping Service for over 30 years.

Mrs. Brooks was a former member of Hollywood Baptist Church, but at the time of her death was a member of East Rome Baptist Church, where she was very active until ill health.

She was a former Sunday School and Training Union teacher and was a member of the W. M. U.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Olnie James “O. J.” Brooks, by a granddaughter, Kimberly Carole Cox, and by her sisters, Mollie Evelyn Mize, Frances Dupree, and Margaret Anderson.

Survivors include her daughter, Carole Brooks Cox, Silver Creek; 2 grandsons, Gary H. Cox (Paula), Armuchee, and Greg Cox, Silver Creek; 5 great grandchildren, Kelcey Wright, Koby Cox, Cameron Anderson, Tatum Minter and Allie Cox; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Andrew & Lynn Colquitt.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. from the graveside in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dr. Larry Davis and the Rev. Mike Southerland will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m.


Mrs. Polly Ann Westbrook Floyd, age 84, of Centre, passed away Tuesday July 10, 2018.

Mrs. Floyd was born June 6, 1934, in Cherokee County Alabama, a daughter of the late J.D. Westbrook, and Essie Mae Lockridge Westbrook. She was a member of Centre Church of Christ, and was homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Floyd, brothers, Carlton Westbrook, Marvin “Pete” Westbrook, and Earl Westbrook.

Survivors include a son, Edwin “Bim” Floyd Jr. grandchildren, Jason Floyd, Timmy Floyd, Daniel Floyd, Amanda Floyd, Rachel Floyd, 6 great grandchildren, special grandchild, Brooke Burgess, special great grandchild, Korlie Alford, special nieces and nephews, Odessa and Barry Rogers, Brenda and Bill Burgess, Michelle Mobley, Kevin and Wanda Westbrook, sister in law, Inez Westbrook.

Funeral services will be held at  noon Georgia time on Saturday July 14, 2018, at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Melvyn Salter, officiating. Interment will follow in Cherokee Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. (Georgia time) on  Friday July 13, 2018, at Good Shepherd Funeral Home..

Pallbeaers include, Barry Rogers, Sr. Bill Burgess, KevinWestbrook, Carl Hansard and Dean Buttrum Jr.


Roy Wayne Johnston was born on June 14, 1936 in Lexington, Kentucky. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, the Reverend Roy Bell Johnston and Elsie M. Johnston and by his first wife, Blanche Estes Johnston.

Wayne grew up in Florida and graduated from Sarasota High School in 1954. He graduated with honors from the University of Miami in 1959. While at Miami, he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and Captain of the golf team. In 1959 Wayne entered Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky beginning a 3 year graduate program in Clinical Pastoral Education in preparation for a career in Psychiatric Hospital Chaplaincy. While in seminary Wayne completed a two-year internship at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Upon graduating in 1962, he entered a two-year residency program in Clinical Pastoral Education at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia. After completing his residency, Wayne continued his studies at St. Luke’s Episcopal Seminary at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

In 1965 Wayne became chaplain and faculty member at William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri. Under the direction of the Rt. Reverend George L. Cadigan, Bishop of the Diocese of Missouri, Wayne established and served as Vicar in Charge of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Fulton. After further study Wayne was ordained Deacon of the Episcopal Church on December 27, 1969 and Priest of the Episcopal Church on May 9, 1970. He served as Chaplain of Hampden Sydney and Longwood Colleges in Virginia. In 1974 Wayne became the Rector of the 1,000-member Emmanuel Parish in Cumberland, Maryland.

Fr. Wayne’s ministry spanned over 40 years and included service in the Diocese of Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas. Health issues prompted his early retirement in 1999.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine “Kitty” Johnston, four grown children, Michael (Dana) Huskins of Houston, Texas, Scott (Cory) Huskins of Rome, Georgia, Ron (Sharon) Huskins of Dallas, Texas, and Laura Johnston of Granville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Michelle, Stephanie, Bobby, Emily and Colby; and 3 great grandchildren, Anastasia, Junior and Troy.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s and Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals.

Funeral and burial services will be held in the chapel at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rome on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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