Obituaries: Mr. Wally Clayton Cohely,  Mrs Mary M. Etheridge, Hugh Hull Green, Catherine L. Laney, Mrs. Jo Anne Adams Massey Lyles.

Obituaries: Mr. Wally Clayton Cohely, Mrs Mary M. Etheridge, Hugh Hull Green, Catherine L. Laney, Mrs. Jo Anne Adams Massey Lyles.


Mrs. Jo Anne Adams Massey Lyles, age 72, of Rome, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Lyles was born in Rome, GA on November 9, 1946, daughter of the late Sheriff Joe Adams and the late Gladys McGhee Adams.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Catherine Adams Green, and by her two brothers, Mike and Johnny Adams.  Prior to her retirement, she was an instructor at Coosa Valley Technical College following a career in education.  After retirement, she was co-owner of a jewelry store and an antique store in Rome, and was a Realtor with Toles, Temple & Wright. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Lyles; a daughter, Jennifer Massey Hopper (Jason), Armuchee; three grandchildren, Erin Massey, Kenzie Fisher and Madi Hopper; two stepchildren; six stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.  The Rev. Wayne Niederhuth will officiate with her granddaughter, Erin Massey, delivering the eulogy.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Summit Quest, 6 E. Third St., Rome, GA 30161.

Mr. Wally Clayton Cohely, age 63, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at a local hospital.

Mr. Cohely was born in Borden Springs, Alabama on February 23, 1955, son of the late Allen Emerson Cohely and the late Josephine Esther Piper Cohely.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Edward Coheley, and by a nephew, Carl Coheley.  Mr. Cohely was a veteran of the U. S. Army.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Bates Cohely; four children, Joshua Cohely, Rome, Benjamin Cohely and his wife, Farrah, Kingston, Amanda Cohely, Fairmount, and Rachel Carver, Rome; 11 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; five sisters, Sally Barnes, Mary Louise Robinson, Gracy Blalock, Judy Swearinger and Sue Cleveland; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 11am in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Micca Gillespie officiating.  Interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park with the American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard presenting military honors.

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

Pallbearers are asked to assemble on Wednesday at 10:30am and include:  Jacob Cohely, Matthew Carver, Kalen Carroll, Trey Hart, Steve Tanner and Anthony Hill.


Lifelong Roman Hugh Hull Green, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 4, 2019. He had been in declining health for the past few years and had been in a local nursing home since April.

Mr. Green was a 1957 graduate of Rome High School where he received letters in football, basketball, and baseball. He was chosen as center for the North All Star Football Team in 1957 and snapped the ball for well-known quarterback Francis Tarkenton. Mr. Green completed a high school post-graduate year at Darlington School in 1958, where he also played football. He was the recipient of a basketball scholarship to Shorter College where he led the league in scoring. He then attended the University of Georgia for a year. After college, Mr. Green studied welding under his father and became a member of the local chapter of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.

In the 1960s, Mr. Green was employed as a welder with General Electric and Georgia Kraft. In 1968, Mr. Green joined the faculty at Coosa Valley Technical School as a welding instructor. He served in this position for 22 years helping to grow the program and becoming head of the department. The welding program became well-known across the nation under his leadership. He was passionate about his work and loved his students. Mr. Green was also passionate about his Hydrodyne ski boat and spent many happy years at Lake Weiss teaching young people how to water ski.

Mr. Green was saved and baptized in 1970 at Lake Weiss by Reverend Alex Lunceford of the First Alliance Church. He was devoted in helping raise his daughters in the Christian faith and was a Sunday school teacher as well as youth group leader. He is also a former member of Garden Lakes Baptist Church. A life-changing accident forced Mr. Green to retire from teaching. After retiring, Mr. Green still enjoyed being at the lake and remained an ardent Bulldog fan.

Mr. Green is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Edward (Piggy) Green and Dorothy Elizabeth Camp Green as well as a son-in-law, Ronald A. Hall. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann Wicker Green and four daughters, Lou Ann Culpepper (Scotty), Gloria Hodges, Rosemary Hall, Dorothy Elizabeth (Betsy) Sanford (Johnnie). His grandchildren are Robert Hugh (Bobby) Hodges, Abbie Bannister (Jessie), Carlton Duvall (Dana Bond), Candace Johnson (Greg Brummitt), Drew Hodges (Ashlea and Oakland), Emily Hall, Sarah Hall, and Madison Sanford. Also surviving are Mr. Green’s beloved brother, Benjamin W. Green (Sandra), nieces Leigh Green Knight and Christie Green Horton, and five great-grandchildren, Rayne, Emma, Eliza, Benton, and Wicker.

A visitation and reception will be held at Daniel’s Funeral Home on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Afterwards, a brief graveside dedication service will be held at Oaknoll Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Bobby Hodges, Carlton Duvall, Drew Hodges, and Bob Andrews. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Evans, Robin Gresham, and James Wheat. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Shorter University. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, love, and support during this time.

Daniel’s Funeral Home.

Catherine L. Laney, of Rome, passed away on, Friday, January 4, 2019. Catherine’s wishes were to be cremated. Private Inurnment will be in East View Cemetery. Salmon Funeral Home.

Mrs Mary M. Etheridge, 98, of Stockbridge, Georgia. passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019. Services for Mrs. Etheridge are incomplete. Wright Memorial Mortuary Inc.


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