Obituaries: Mrs. Shirley Fannin Bell, Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Kilgore, Mrs. Mamie Lou Shiflett Marks, Baby Prater, Rosemary Rogers, Mr. James Edgar Selman, Mrs. Sadie Marie Watson.

Obituaries: Mrs. Shirley Fannin Bell, Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Kilgore, Mrs. Mamie Lou Shiflett Marks, Baby Prater, Rosemary Rogers, Mr. James Edgar Selman, Mrs. Sadie Marie Watson.

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Kilgore, age 80, of Silver Creek, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in Cherokee County, Alabama.

Mrs. Kilgore was born in Floyd County, Georgia on June 24, 1938, daughter of the late Claude Warren and the late Hattie Lou Lee Warren.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bobbie Jean Long and Betty Lou Little.  Mrs. Kilgore worked for a number of years in the textile industry at Pepperell Manufacturing and Fox Manufacturing.  She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Gordon Kilgore; a daughter, Gail Kilgore Smith (Don), Lindale; a son, Randy Kilgore (Lora), Ooltewah, TN; three grandchildren, Amanda Godwin, Dustin Kilgore and Caleb Crider; three sisters, Joyce Maynor (Bill), Marilyn Kilgore (Spencer), and Linda Clanton; special nephews and nieces, Danny & Karen Little, Corey & Briana Little and Joel & Janis Little; other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Spencer Kilgore and Mr. Danny Little officiating.  Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at 10:30 a.m. and include: Active: Joel Little, Corey Little, Kyle Newberry, Joey Newberry, Tony Warren and Quinton Stephens. Honorary: Logan Kilgore and Davey Roberson.


Mr. James Edgar Selman, age 63, of Rome, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018, in a local hospital.

Mr. Selman was born in Rome, GA on October 8, 1955, son of James Edward Selman and the late Billie Faye Ballard Selman.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Coast Guard and served during the Vietnam era.  Prior to his retirement, he was a self-employed handy man.  He was of the Baptist faith and was an avid Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Tech fan.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Laura Selman and Mary Beth Graham, both of Adairsville; a son, James Aaron Selman, Rome; his father, James Edward Selman, Naples, FL; a brother, David Hilliard Selman; 7 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.  Rev. Ken Oates will officiate with the American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard extending military honors.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the service hour.


Mrs. Shirley Fannin Bell, age 82, of Lindale, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018, in a local health care facility.

Mrs. Bell was born in Atlanta, GA on February 4, 1936, daughter of the late John Wesley Fannin and the late Margaret Bartlett Fannin.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Claude Bell in 1978, and by a brother, Harold Fannin.  Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Clerk in the Floyd County Probate Court.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lindale where she was active in the ministries of the church including Sunday School and the Church Choir.

Survivors include her daughter, Melanie Bell Wallace (Michael), Silver Creek; her son, Mark Bell (Christie), Cave Spring; a sister, Gloria Ewing, Villa Rica; 3 sisters-in-law, Betty Fannin, Villa Rica, Jean Haigh (Jere), Winchester, TN, and Sue Petersen (Steve), Hendersonville, TN; 7 grandchildren, Megan Garrett (Drew), Silver Creek, Matt Wallace (Ashley), Rockmart, Macy Wallace, Silver Creek, Bonnie Rampley (Justin), Lindale, Katie Allen (Steven), Villa Rica, Clay Bell (Stevanie), Cave Spring, and Tyler Bell, Cave Spring; 5 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Eric Whelchel and the Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Interment services will follow on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. ET at the graveside in Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester, Tenn., with the Rev. Greg Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service hour.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the caregivers of Home Instead and Seven Hills Place Memory Care for their outstanding care during Mrs. Bell’s illness.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lindale, P. O. Box 26, Lindale, GA  30147.


Mrs. Mamie Lou Shiflett Marks, age 83, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Marks was born in Cedartown, Georgia on February 5, 1935, daughter of the late Emory P. Shiflett and the late Sally Mae Davis Shiflett.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold H. Marks, by five sisters, Faye Helen Cox, Mae Ellen Hindmon, Sarah Griggs, Addie Ruth Cain and Jewell Shiflett, and by 2 brothers, Whitson Shiflett and Dewey Shiflett.  Mrs. Marks worked at Diana Shop in Rome for several years and then worked with State Mutual Insurance Company as an Issue Clerk until her retirement in 1996.  She was a member of the West Rome United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Mozelle Shiflett Gayton, Loganville; four brothers, Charles B. Shiflett (Peggy), Kennesaw, Clyde Albert Shiflett (JoAnn), Lindale, Kenneth Shiflett (Betty), Rome, and Wallace Shiflett (Jo Ann), Lindale; two sisters-in-law, Betty Lou Shiflett and Annis McBurnett; a special niece, Vicki Coggins; a special friend, Phyllis Hannay; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Les Connell and the Rev. Mark McLendon officiating.  Interment will follow in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Cedartown.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Sunday from 12 noon until 1:45pm.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and include:  Benji Shiflett, Chris Shiflett, James Cox, John Gayton, Preston Cain, Greg Shiflett, Tim Shiflett and David Shiflett.


Rosemary Rogers, age 82 of Rome, passed away at Fifth Avenue Health Care on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 where the staff lovingly nicknamed her “Rosie.”

She was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Mary J. LeSueur. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her parents as well as her husband J.W. Rogers and son Johnny Rogers.

Rosemary worked at Northwest Regional Hospital for many years.

Survivors include four children Donald and Michael Rogers, Veronica Liley, Denise Snead; grandchildren April Davis and Crystal Hulsey; great-grandchildren Anthony Lane Baxter, Hayven Baxter, and Journey Rayne Hulsey; sister Wanda Jacobs; and brother Joe LeSueur.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, November 11, at 3 p.m. at Beech Creek United Methodist Church, 2972 Alabama Highway in Rome.

Daniel’s Funeral Home.


 

Mrs. Sadie Marie Watson, age 70, of the Garden Lakes community, Rome, died unexpectedly Monday evening, October 29, 2018, in a Rome hospital.

The former Sadie Marie Jordon, Mrs. Watson was born in Austell, Georgia February 12, 1948, a daughter of the late George Jordan and the late Myrtle Holliday Jordan. Although she had lived in Rome earlier in her life, Mrs. Watson had made her home in the Atlanta area for a number of years prior to moving back to Rome eight years ago. While in Atlanta, Mrs. Watson was a sales representative for Cagle Foods, and was a member of the Parkwood Hills Baptist Church in Decatur.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, Lector Watson in 2007, and by a sister, Mrs. Magdalene Turner.

Mrs. Watson is survived by two sons, Joe Earnest and his wife Zuzette of Atlanta, and Chris Earnest and his wife Heather of Rome, and by a step son, Craig Watson of Raleigh, North Carolina. Six grandchildren, Ashlyn Earnest, Andrew Earnest, Lillian Earnest, Madeline Earnest, Bianca Earnest and Alexa Earnest also survive.

Memorial services for Mrs. Watson will be held Saturday morning, November 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Rome with Dr. Johnathan Swartz officiating.

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel.


Baby Prater passed on November 5, 2018. A private service will be held Friday, November 9, 2018. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


 

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