Obituaries: Calvin Marlow Andrews, Mrs. Dorothy Williamson Johnson Bannister, Mrs. Mandy Olene Tedder Green, Mr. Willard Larry Stowe, Joshua Lee Wigley.

Obituaries: Calvin Marlow Andrews, Mrs. Dorothy Williamson Johnson Bannister, Mrs. Mandy Olene Tedder Green, Mr. Willard Larry Stowe, Joshua Lee Wigley.

Mr. Willard Larry Stowe, age 71, of Rome, passed away Tuesday morning, October 2, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Stowe was born in Rome, Georgia, on June 1, 1947, son of the late Willard Robert Stowe and the late Ruby Faye Floyd Stowe. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Robert Garry Stowe, on September 25, 2018. Mr. Stowe was a graduate of Model High School where he excelled in football. He attended Coosa Valley Tech and then received his Associate Degree in Business from Southern College in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Stowe served in the United States Air Force from 1969 until 1971, during the Vietnam era.

Prior to his retirement in 2002, Mr. Stowe was employed with Lockeed Martin in Marietta in Research and Design. While at Lockheed, he worked on the F22-Raptor project. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gun collector and was a long-time member of the Floyd County Wildlife Club. A history enthusiast, he was captivated by World War II history. Mr. Stowe was a member of New Armuchee Baptist Church and was a referee and a coach for Upward Basketball.

Survivors include his wife, the former Susan Lee Potter, to whom he was married on November 28, 1975; his sister-in-law, Jean Dempsey Stowe, Rome; a niece, Aimee Elizabeth Stowe (Cyle), Danielsville, GA; a nephew, Richard Todd Stowe (Patsy), Beaufort, SC; 2 great nieces, Christine and Jessie Ann Stowe, Beaufort, SC.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel. Dr. David Howard and Dr. Kenneth Griffith will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Friday from 2:30 p.m. until the service hour.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to New Armuchee Baptist Church, P. O. Box 37, Armuchee, Georgia 30105.


Obituary of Calvin Marlow Andrews

Calvin Marlow Andrews passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, September 28, 2018 following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Shannon, GA on August 23, 1927 to the late Fitzhugh and Maude Andrews. As a child he and his family moved to Rome, GA where he graduated from Rome High School. He served his country as Seaman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Lake Champlain CV-39. After receiving a Certificate of Military Service and membership in the American Legion, he returned to Rome and began a successful career in the automobile industry. He served as an active member and president of the Automobile Dealers Association.

After his retirement from the automobile business he enjoyed time gardening boating, and traveling, as well as participating in local charity organizations with his wife, Alice. He loved caring for his pets and most of all, spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.

Mr. Andrews was a man of great courage, devotion and compassion.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Alice Holder Andrews; his children Pam Rogers, Penny Sellers, Mark (Mary) Andrews, Michael Andrews, step-son Brad (Lynne) Payne; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Sybil Hill; brother-in-law, Paul Smith and nieces. A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations made to the Heyman Hospice Care, 420 East 2nd Avenue, Suite 105, Rome, GA 30161.

Daniel’s Funeral Home.


Mrs. Mandy Olene Tedder Green, age 71 of Rome passed away Monday October 1, 2018 in a local hospital.

Mrs. Green was born August 9, 1947, in Pensacola, FL. A daughter of the late Henry Thomas Tedder and Ella Jacobson Tedder. She was of the Baptist Faith, and a homemaker. Mrs. Green was preceded in death by several siblings.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Green, sons, Lee (Lisa) Myers, Rome; Randy Myers, Rome; step son, Chris Green, Rome; daughter, Michelle Myers, Rome; step daughter, Mandy (Brandon) Smith, Rome; 4 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday October 4, 2018 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ricky Tedder, officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Thursday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.


Mrs. Dorothy Williamson Johnson Bannister, age 76, of Rome passed away Monday October 1, 2018 at her residence.

Mrs. Bannister was born April 6, 1942, in Henagar, Alabama a daughter of the late James M. Williamson, and Flora D. Odom Williamson. She was of the Baptist Faith and retired from World Carpet. Mrs. Bannister was preceded in death by her husbands, Winfred Johnson, and Guy Bannister Sr., step son, Guy Bannister, Jr. Brothers, Milford Williamson, James Williamson.

Survivors include son, Robbie (Diana) Johnson, Armuchee; daughters, Connie (Wayne) Payne, Summerville; Wendy Boggs, Rome; step daughter, Teresa Simpson, Rome; brothers, David Williamson, Ray Williamson, Johnny Wayne Williamson, Terry Don Williamson, Gene Gazaway, and Charles Gazaway, sisters, Lucille Grimes, Betty Jennings, Kathy Craig, Eulene Baggett, Mary Jo Lowrance, special brother in law, Billy Minton, 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday October 4, 2018 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Bishop Marlon Williamson, officiating. Interment will follow in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, in Fyfee, Al. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday October3, 2018 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


Joshua Lee Wigley, 36, of Rome passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 in a local hospital.

A native of Floyd County, Joshua was born March 5, 1982, son of Karen Wigley and the late Hubert Arnold Nichols. He was a graduate of Pepperell High School and was a country boy who loved the outdoors. He loved his family, anything to do with the outdoors, and pizza. Joshua never met a stranger,

Survivors include his mother, Karen Wigley; brother and sister in law Shawn and Kay Nichols; a number of nieces and nephews; best friends Timmy Bonds, Steven Chambers, Jenna Eads, and Brandon Hammonds; god children Paris Dawson, Kayden Dawson, and Anthony Baldwin, Jr.; adopted godchildren Brandon Robinson and Holly Robinsonand Joshua’s girlfriend Jennifer Bailey also survive.

Memorial services were held Tuesday in the chapel of Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

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