Obituaries: Mrs. Sandra Joy Freeman Bryant, Aida “Lulu” Fahmy Farid and Abigail Kailah “Abbie” Shetter

Obituaries: Mrs. Sandra Joy Freeman Bryant, Aida “Lulu” Fahmy Farid and Abigail Kailah “Abbie” Shetter

Mrs. Sandra Joy Freeman Bryant, age 60, of Adairsville, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Bryant was born on March 5, 1958, in Rome, GA, daughter of the late William Horace Freeman and June Jacqueline Knowles.  She graduated from high school in Virginia Beach, VA and was of the Baptist faith.  Prior to its closing, Sandra worked for the Atlanta Journal Constitution in Rome for 15 years.  Following this she became a homemaker who enjoyed her family, sitting to drink coffee, working crossword puzzles, and listening to good older music.  In addition to her father, Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by three brothers, Harlan Griffin, Van Freeman and William Michael “Buster” Freeman.

Survivors include her mother, June Jacqueline Knowles Wood, Adairsville; step-mother, Dorothy Ann Miller Freeman, Virginia Beach, VA; a son, Michael Edward Freeman (Ashley), Rome; a daughter, Amy Jacks (Steven), Rome; seven grandchildren, Magan Lawder, Mason Jacks, Connor Jacks, Taeshaun Freeman, Jordan Freeman, Alexis Freeman and Kyndal Freeman; two brothers, Larry Griffin (Carol), Rome, Johnny Griffin (Jeri), Adairsville; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 2:00 PM, in the chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with Dr. Billy Goolesby officiating.  Interment will follow in Morning View Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel from 12 noon until the funeral hour.

Pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home on Monday by 1:30 PM and include:  Mason Jacks, Connor Jacks, Dakota Phillips, Kenneth Griffin, Jesse Griffin, David Knowles and Ricky Freeman.

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


Aida “Lulu” Fahmy Farid, age 98, died peacefully of natural causes January 5, 2019 in Rome, Georgia.

Lulu is from Cairo, Egypt and wife of the late General Salah Farid and mother of Mervette Ward and Randa Farid Mixon, and mother-in-law of Ronnie Mixon.

Arrangements for a service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church are being made.

Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


Abigail Kailah “Abbie” Shetter, age 17, of Silver Creek, beloved daughter, granddaughter, and sister, left this world on January 1, 2019.

Abbie is the daughter of Katie Shetter Flanery (Tim) of Rome.  She is the daughter/granddaughter of Paul and Pat Shetter of Silver Creek.

Abbie was a dual enrollment student of Pepperell High School and Georgia Highlands College.  She was employed with Duffy’s Deli, here in Rome.

She is survived by her mother and step-father, her grandparents, and by her siblings, Koren Shetter, Gavin Shetter, Gia Shetter, Kamryn Shetter, and Aubrynn Flanery.  She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins who will cherish her memory.  Abbie was preceded in death by an infant sister, Genna Ellis.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 3:30pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Chadwick, the Rev. Nathan George, and the Rev. Nate Wilson officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens at a later date.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday from 1pm until 3:15pm.

Pallbearers are requested to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday at 3pm.

Flowers will be accepted, but donations made in memory of Abbie would also be appreciated.  Please send donations to First Presbyterian Church of Rome, 101 E. 3rd Avenue, Rome, GA  30161.

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

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