Obituaries: Mrs. Pearline Alphonse, Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, Elizabeth Carol Boyer Sumner.

Obituaries: Mrs. Pearline Alphonse, Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, Elizabeth Carol Boyer Sumner.

Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, age 73, of Rome, Georgia made a peaceful transition on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at a local hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Home going services for Rev. Charles R. Dodson will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. at  Christ Temple Holiness Church, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Rome, Georgia 30161. Pastor Robert Carson Jr. and Bishop Nealon Guthrie officiating. Rev. Charles Dodson will lie in state from noon until the hour of service. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Church cemetery.

Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson was a pillar of our community and will be missed by all who knew him.

Wright Memorial Mortuary.


Mrs. Pearline Alphonse of Rome, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Home going services for Mrs. Pearline Alphonse will be held Friday, October 19, 2018, at New Zion Church, 75 Woodland St., Rome, Georgia. Mrs. Alphonse will lie in state from  noon until the hour of service. Interment will follow in the East View Cemetery, Rome, Georgia.

There will be a wake Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 7-8 p.m. at Wright Memorial Chapel, 816 S. Broad St., Rome, Georgia.


Elizabeth Carol Boyer Sumner, age 29, of Cave Spring passed away Sunday October 14, 2018, at her residence after battling a long illness.

Elizabeth was born May 16, 1989, at Fort McClellan, Al. She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, she attended Coosa High School. Elizabeth loved taking pictures of her grandmother’s flowers, fishing, spending time with her family and playing with her nephew, and she love crafting. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Darrell Wallace Sr. and Jorum Boyer.

Survivors include her husband, Bradley Sumner, parents, Phillip Boyer and Deborah Wallace Boyer, Cave Spring; father and mother in law, James “Jimbo” and Sheila Sumner, Cartersville; grandparents, Joan Wallace, Cave Spring; Jeanette Boyer, MI; sisters, Keri Pointer, Cave Spring; Hannah “Tori” Boyer, Cave Spring, her beloved dog, Brute.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday October 20, 2018, at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Brian Crisp officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of service on Saturday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include the following gentlemen and are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. on Saturday: Ben Stroupe, Kyle Otting, Coby Timms, Brian Moore, Darrell Wallace, Jr. and Nathan Medley. Honorary Pallbearer, Jacob Stepp.

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