Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Catherine Adams Green, Michael Ray “Big Mike” Stephens.

Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Catherine Adams Green, Michael Ray “Big Mike” Stephens.

Mrs. Mary Catherine Adams Green, age 84, of Lindale, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at a local healthcare facility.

Mrs. Green was born in Rome, Georgia on August 11, 1934, daughter of the late Gladys McGhee Adams and former Sheriff of Floyd County, the late Joe Adams.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Houston Green, and by two brothers, John & Michael Adams.  Mrs. Green was the first certified female deputy in Georgia and retired as a Sergeant from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office following 23 years of service.  She was a member of the Peace Officer’s Association of Georgia, the Georgia Sheriff’s Association and Cedar Bluff First Baptist Church.  Her greatest loves were her family and watching Wheel of Fortune.

Survivors include a daughter, Carla Green Pence (Ted), Lindale; a son, Steve Green (Christie), Calhoun; a sister, Jo Ann Lyles, Rome; two grandchildren, Lindsey McStotts (Patrick), Silver Creek, and Shelby Catherine Green, Calhoun; a great grandson, Houston McStotts; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  Dr. Mark Cosby will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday from 5 until 8 p.m.

Members of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will serve as honorary pallbearers and are asked to assemble at the cemetery on Tuesday at 1:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd, P. O. Box 163, Rome, GA 30162.


Michael Ray “Big Mike” Stephens, age 60 of Sheridan Drive, Rome died Saturday following a brief illness.

Mr. Stephens was born November 27, 1957 in Rome, GA son of the late Donald Lee Stephens and Jessie Vasser Stephens. Until his retirement, Mr. Stephens had been in automotive sales for over 42 years, most recently associated with Dan Smith Motors in Rome. Mr. Stephens was a loving and devoted father and grandfather, he was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Sue Roberson Stephens in 2002.

Survivors include: his son, Nicholas Morrow M.D. (Jessica) Cartersville; daughter, Jonette Roberson, Cartersville;  two brothers, Rick Stephens and Donnie Stephens, sister, Kathy Jones and a special niece, Jessica Jones, two grandsons, Everett Cozmo Brannon and Sutton Elbert Morrow, a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Salmon Funeral Home with Rev Mack Locklear officiating, interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will gather at Salmon Funeral Home Tuesday where they will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. at other hours they may be contacted at their respective residences.

Pallbearers are ask to meet at Salmon Funeral Home at Wednesday 10:30 a.m. and include: Butch Payne, David Payne, Bradley Roberson, Bill Collins, Ches Smith and Ramey Salmon.

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