Mrs. Charlotte Martin Ball, age 83 of Rome, passed away Saturday morning, February 2, 2019 at her residence, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Ball was born August 24, 1935, in Floyd County. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Pluma McAfee Martin. She was also preceded in death by a son, Stephen Ball. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, David Ball; son and daughter in law, Michael and Nanci Ball; grandaughter Bethie Ball; brother and sister in law William and LaRae Martin.
After her husband retired from the Air Force with 23 years of service, they moved back to Rome. They had lived in five different states and three different countries. Mrs. Ball resumed her medical transcription career and worked at Redmond Regional Medical Center for 24 years before retirement. Her civic affiliations included the Daughters of the American Revolution, Toastmasters and the Christian Womens Council.
She was an active member of West Rome Baptist Church for 36 years.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2019, in the Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel with reverends Jarrod Roberts and Ken Oates officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Eddie McAfee, Harold Buffington, Drew, Blake and Trae Martin, Phil Ball, Brent Durett and Bill Lowery.
Juanita Elsie Horton, 96, of Rome died on her birthday, February 2, 2019, in a local health care center.
A native of Gwinnett County, Mrs. Horton was born February 2, 1923 daughter of the late William C. Pittard and Susie Youngblood Pittard. She had been a resident of Rome most of her life and prior to retirement, was employed as a bottle inspector by the Rome Coca Cola bottling company.
Mrs. Horton was a dedicated Christian and was a member of the West Rome Baptist Church where she taught primary and ladies Sunday School classes. One of her greatest enjoyments was the strength and fellowship she gathered from the WMU. She loved to host and attend those meetings.. She loved everyone and took loving care of her nephew Jerry.
One of her greatest joys was “to keep a nice yard”. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Horton, and brothers and sisters Leonard Pittard, Jewell Hardy, Katherine Pittard and Frances Swinford.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews Jerry Lamar Pittard, David Newman, Jenny Ward, Terri Snelling, Theresa Murray, Greg Swinford, Mike and Jeff Pittard, Jo Beth Martin and Meg Daniels.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2019, in the chapel of Good Shepherd Funeral Home with Reverend Ken Oates officiating. Interment will follow in East View Cemtery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour.