Obituaries: Mrs. Frances Yvonne “Fran” Bice, Mrs. Bessie Fields and Mr. Howard Roper

Obituaries: Mrs. Frances Yvonne “Fran” Bice, Mrs. Bessie Fields and Mr. Howard Roper

Mrs. Frances Yvonne “Fran” Bice, age 53, of Silver Creek, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Mrs. Bice was born in Rome, GA on June 10, 1965, daughter of Paul Ernest Huggins, Jr. and the late Emma Ruth Nolan.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Ernest Huggins, III, and by a niece, Amber Revae Huggins.  Fran attended Coosa High School and Coosa Valley Tech.  A Certified Nursing Assistant, she was employed at Floyd Medical Center for several years in Physical Therapy.  Mrs. Bice was a member of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Randall E. Bice, to whom she was married on October 29, 1982; 5 daughters, Ashley Carr (Josh), Euharlee, Tara Matthews (Chad), Silver Creek, Heather Barton (Dan), Salem, OH, Jenna Carpenter (Ethan), Silver Creek, and Haley Bice, Silver Creek; 4 grandchildren, Noah Carpenter, Camden Carpenter, Mollie Mae Matthews, and Rhett Carr; her father, Paul Ernest Huggins, Jr. (Debby), Rome; her mother-in-law, Betty Jane Barnard, Centre, AL.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 2:30pm at the graveside in East View Cemetery.  Dr. Philip May will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Tuesday from 12 noon until 2pm.

Pallbearers will include the following gentlemen:  Josh Carr, Chad Matthews, Dan Barton, Ethan Carpenter, Brandon Leroy, and Brandon Pilcher.  In lieu of flowers, consult with the family concerning memorial donations.

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


Mrs. Bessie Fields, 39, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Services for Mrs. Fields are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.

Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. has charge of arrangements.


Mr. Howard Roper, 84, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Services for Mr. Roper will be Wednesday, December 5, 2018, West Aragon Church Of Christ, 1:00 p.m. 655 Cashtown Loop Rd. Aragon, Georgia 30104. He will lie in-state from 12:00 noon until the hour of service. Interment will follow in the Polk Memory Cemetery, Cedartown, Georgia.

There will be a wake Tuesday, December 04, 2018, at Wright Memorial Chapel, from 5-7 p.m. 814 South Broad Street, Rome, Georgia.

Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. has charge of arrangements.

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