Dr. Jimmie Allen Green, age 83, of Rome, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
Dr. Green was born in Lindale, GA on July 28, 1935, son of the late Rev. Clarence H. Green, Sr. and the late Louella Mann Green. He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Janice M. Green and Glenda Faye Green, by 2 brothers, Clarence Harl Green Jr. and the Rev. Bobby Green.
Dr. Green was a 1953 graduate of Pepperell High School in Lindale where he achieved All-State Honors in football, the first Pepperell athlete to receive that honor. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Shorter College. Dr. Green received his Master of Education degree from the University of West Georgia, majoring in counseling. He was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and later earned recognition as a National Certified Counselor. Dr. Green earned his Doctorate in Religious Education at the Southern Baptist Center for Biblical Studies in Jacksonville, FL, with a major in counseling.
Dr. Green was a teacher, coach, counselor and Pastor, and touched many lives during his career. After a year at West Rome Junior High School, he began his career at Pepperell High School and Pepperell Middle School, where he retired following many years in education. While coaching, teaching, and counseling, he also served as Pastor for many churches in Floyd County and Northwest Georgia including: Euharlee Baptist Church, Silver Creek Baptist Church, South Calhoun Baptist Church, Pennville Tabernacle, Woodstation Baptist Church and Corinth Baptist Church, both in Lafayette, GA, Blue Pond Baptist Church, Benedict Baptist Church in Cedartown, Community Chapel Baptist Church and Wax Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. Green was a member of First Baptist Church of Lindale and the Senior Adult Men’s Sunday School Class.
Survivors include his wife, the former Juanita Key, to whom he was married on July 1, 1953; a daughter, Debbie Green Ely, Silver Creek; 2 sons, Randy Green (Sherry), Rome, and Dr. Tim Green (Beth), Louisville, KY; a brother, Rev. J. Clinton Green (Janie), Silver Creek; 6 grandchildren, Kasey Green Brant, Matt Ely (Kathryn), Caroline Green, Madelyn Green, Cardin Green, and Mary Katherine Green; 2 great grandchildren, Brody William Brant and Stetson Charles Ely; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lindale with his Pastor, the Rev. Eric Whelchel, the Rev. Tony Cargle, and his brother, the Rev. J. Clinton Green, officiating. A eulogy will be delivered by one of his former student/athletes, Sheriff Tim Burkhalter. Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church of Lindale on Friday from noon until the service hour. At other times, they may be contacted at the residence.
Active and honorary pallbearers are requested to assemble at First Baptist Church of Lindale on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and are as follows: Active: Sheriff Tim Burkhalter, Ronnie Nichols, Danny Wiseman, Matt Ely, Tony Abercrombie, Jeff Chandler, John Green and Keith Austin; Honorary: Tony Hyder and the Senior Adult Men’s Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Lindale.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.
Mrs. Annie Lee Sanford, age 74, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at her residence.
Mrs. Sanford was born in Rome, GA on March 8, 1944, daughter of the late John Taylor Ingram and the late Beulah Beatrice Sisson Ingram. She was a member of Damascus Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Lamar Sanford, and by her sister, Wanda Boyd.
Survivors include her daughter, Regina Sanford of Canton; her two sons, Eddie Sanford (Leigh Ann) of Rome and Jason Lance Sanford of Rome; her grandchildren, William Sanford and Destiny Sanford; her brother, Larry Ingram; her sisters, Charlene Hyde and Linda Blair (Wayne); her brother-in-law, Jerry Boyd; her sisters-in-law, Marie Hodges (Darrell) and Margarite Carney; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Adrian Craig and the Rev. David Pilgrim officiating. Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 6 until 8 p.m.
The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble on Friday at 10:30 a.m. and include: Dane Eldridge, Anthony Fox, Larry Ingram Jr., Johnny Boyd, Rodney Willingham and Storm Willingham.
Ms. Christine Neal, age 90, of Cedartown, Ga., transitioned January 8, 2019. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.
Master Deajrain Messiah Hudson, age 3, of Cedartown, Ga. transitioned January 8, 2019. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.