Obituaries: Mr. Charles Anderson, Mr. Kenneth Dwight Dunagan, Thomas J “Tommy” Howell, Marshall Watson and Mr. John Henry Winkle

Obituaries: Mr. Charles Anderson, Mr. Kenneth Dwight Dunagan, Thomas J “Tommy” Howell, Marshall Watson and Mr. John Henry Winkle

Marshall Watson, 16, of Cave Spring died Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Marshall was born in Rome December 14, 2001, son of Keila Grimes Rinker and Marion Watson. He was a junior at Coosa High School and studied welding at the College and Career Academy. He planned to graduate early and join the Marine Corps. Marshall enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors and loved classic rock music.

Survivors include his parents, sister and brother in law Brandi and Tony Kichler, and two nephews Cade and Dalton Kichler.

You are cordially invited to visit Marshall’s family Sunday from 12 noon until 2 PM at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Avenue. A service to honor his life will follow at 2 PM with Reverend Keith Milner officiating, and interment will follow in the Cave Spring Cemetery. Members of the Freedom Seekers Motorcycle Club will serve as pallbearers.


Mr. Charles Anderson, 66, of Rome, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Home-going services for Mr. Anderson will be held Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. Lovejoy Baptist Church on 436 Branham Ave. Rome, Georgia with Pastor Carey Ingram speaking. Mr. Anderson will lie in-state from 12:00 noon until the hour of service.

The family will be receiving friends at the residence of 714 Ashland Park Blvd.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. has charge of arrangements.


Mr. Kenneth Dwight Dunagan, age 66, of Armuchee, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at local medical facility.

Mr. Dunagan was born in Rome, Georgia on October 13, 1951, to the late Clyde Dunagan and the late Irene Everett Dunagan. He was raised in his beloved Everett Springs Community and graduated from Armuchee Hugh School.  He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserve. He married Nancy Smith on May 30, 1975, and they resided in Rome.  They had one son, Jeremy Dunagan.  Ken was one of the owners and operators of Dunagan & Sons Logging Company that was started by his late father, Clyde Dunagan.  He enjoyed traveling in the United States and Europe with his special friends, Andy and Theresa Murray.  Ken also looked forward to his annual hunting trip to South Dakota with friends and his brother, Edwin.  He was a devoted husband, father, granddaddy and Christian.  His generosity and love will be missed not only by family but many friends.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Nancy Dunagan, Rome; a son, Jeremy Dunagan (Beth), Rome; three grandchildren (who he adored and worshipped), Madison, Ella and Landon Dunagan, Rome; a sister, Yvonne Willingham (David); four brothers, Doug Dunagan (Angie), Tommy Dunagan (Becky), Alan Dunagan (Lissa), Edwin Dunagan (Pam); numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved; his sister-in-law, Sally Oswalt (Larry), their children and grandson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018, at 11:00 AM, in the Chapel of Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel with Rev. Bob Skelton and Dr. Stephen Drake officiating.  Interment will follow in the Everett Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Monday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Everett Springs Baptist Church, 2167 Everett Springs Rd., Armuchee, GA, 30105 or MD Anderson Clinic, PO Box 4464, Houston, TX, 77210-4464.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all the healthcare givers who took care of Ken, and a special thank you to Dr. Frank Hampton and all the physicians at MD Anderson in Houston, TX for his care and treatment for many months.

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


Thomas J “Tommy” Howell passed into Heaven September 29, 2018 in Rome, GA following an extended illness. He was 83.

Mr. Howell was born on November 22, 1934 to his parents, Fred Monroe and Eva Donna Howell of Lindale, GA. He would tell stories of his childhood and how his father and mother kept him and his three brothers in line.

He served his country honorably in the Navy aboard the USS Toledo during the Korean War. He would talk of his navy days and the lessons learned that carried him through manhood. After discharging from the service, Mr. Howell was employed by Southern Bell; where he worked 40 years until his retirement in 1995.

Tommy Howell’s passion was his Christian ministry, “Free on the Inside”, to the inmates at the Floyd County Jail. This ministry dominated his life during his retirement years. When he was not at the jail, he would spend many hours reading his bible and listening to gospel ministers. His consistent witness strengthened the faith of fellow believers and led many people to salvation in Jesus Christ and in Heaven.

He was well loved and respected by his friends, family and community.

Mr. Howell is survived by his wife, Judy Howell, and two brothers; Larry and Reva Howell and J.W. and Joyce Howell. Children: Chris Evans, Sharon and Frank Craven, Keith and April Howell, Tammy and Geoff Stokes, Laurie and Rod Brehm. Grandchildren: Brooke Whitaker, CJ Evans, Thomas Craven, Allen and Jeri Craven, Mary and Robert Jordan, Jacob Gimotty, Ben Gimotty, Vicky Lacey, Alex Lacey, Joey Lacey and Isabella Howell. Great-Grandchildren: Layla Whitaker, Donovahn Jordan, Aidyn Jordan, Tristan Jordan, Shelby Craven, Kyleigh Craven, Brooklyn Hall-Craven.

Mr. Howell was preceded in death by child Ricky Harris, and brother and sister-in-law Bill and Jeri Howell, Tubby and Floy Howell, sister and brother-in-law Mildred and Harold Taylor, Arie and Neil Burkhalter.

Services for Mr. Howell will be held at in the chapel at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, Rome, GA. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 30, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial Services to celebrate Mr. Howell’s life will be held on Monday, October 1, at 11:00 am.

Mr. Howell will be buried, with military honors, in Scott Cemetery, Plainville, GA following the services.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the “Free on the Inside” jail ministry or a charity of your choice.


Mr. John Henry Winkle, age 61, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Winkle was born in Rome, GA, October 22, 1956, the son of Annie Dale Ray Winkle and the late Robert Wicker “Dub” Winkle, Sr. He attended Shannon Church of God and prior Northwood Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Winkle worked many years at Galey & Lord and Toyo Tire before his illness. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and his earlier years’ radio controlled airplanes. In addition to his father, Mr. Winkle was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffery Winkle.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife,  Kathy Shropshire Winkle; three daughters, Crystal (Paul) Hines, Melissa (Dale) Crowe, and Becky (Erik) Ramey; nine grandchildren, Adriana (Jacob) Smith, Eli Hines, Noah Hines, Valerie Crowe, Chloe Crowe, Emma Ramey, Triston Ramey, Madison Ramey, and Kendall Ramey; and three brothers, Robert (Sandy) Winkle, James Winkle, and Jerome (Mary Lou) Winkle. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside and interment services will be held Monday, October 1, 2018, at 2:30 P.M., Floyd Memory Gardens with Rev. William Ford and Rev. Cary Hall officiating.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Monday from noon until 2:00 P.M. at Salmon Funeral Home.

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