Barbara Lou Gaines, 72, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning at her residence. She was born in Decatur, Ga., on September 29, 1945 to David W. Poplin and Jacquelin C. Poplin of Atlanta.
Her family moved to Rome to operate Poplin Central Shoes. She attended West Rome High School and was the Chieftain’s Solo Majorette for three years. After graduation she attended Jacksonville State University for two years. After college she worked for Sears (where she met her husband), Chester Reality, and Fox Manufacturing. In 1968 she began her career in Retail Sales for Belk’s where she worked until 2003 as the Shoe Department Manager. She was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John S. Gaines Jr., A son, Phillip Gaines, a daughter, Tracy Gaines, a grandson, Aidan Gaines, a daughter-in-law, Tammy Gaines, a brother-in-law, Norman T. Gaines and his wife, Jane Gaines.
She loved her dog Bart, her family and her friends.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 9 at 10 a.m. at the family plot in East View Cemetery with Rev. Greg Lund officiating. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Animal Rescue Foundation Rome Floyd Inc. at www.ARFRomeFloyd.com or call 706-622-1098.
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Mrs. Meladine “Dean” Money, age 68, of Rome, Ga., passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday morning, August 5, 2018.
Dean was born in Cedartown, GA, on September 10, 1949, a daughter of the late Tony and Geraldine Hight Gilmore. She had lived all her life in Rome and Floyd County. Dean was a member of the Enon Baptist Church where she had served for many years as a nursery worker. Prior to retirement in 2017, she had worked with West Central Elementary School for over 34 years in the cafeteria. Dean loved cooking and even did catering for wedding and other special events. She was most famous for her cinnamon rolls.
Dean is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ronald Money, who she married on May 19, 1972; one daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Rev. Daniel Brown of Adairsville, GA; one son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Brandy Money of Kingston, GA; six grandchildren, Alexis Brown, Caitlin Money, Savannah Money, Anna Brown, Abigail Brown and Nathaniel Brown; one sister, Doris Hice; one brother, Leldon Rogers. Other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services for Dean will be held on Wednesday morning, August 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Carl Sidwell Chapel of Salmon Funeral Home with Rev. Daniel Brown and Rev. John Dorsey officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
Dean will remain at Salmon Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Tuesday evening, August 7, 2018, from 6 until 8p.m.
Pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday by 10:30 a.m. and include Sam Money, Jeff Gilmore, Jared Nesbitt, Mike Money, Daniel Tucker and Eric Shuler.