Mrs. Bertha Joyce Waits, age 78, of Kingston, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at a Cartersville hospital.
Mrs. Waits was born in Rome, GA on May 22, 1940, daughter of the late William Russell Ball and the late Mary Cathleen “Lena” Henderson Ball. She was a graduate of Pepperell High School and was a member of the Stilesboro Flower Club. She was a former employee of Union Carbide Co., retiring with over 30 years of service. She was a member of the Floyd Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William Luther (Shorty) Waits, in 2007 and by several siblings.
Survivors include her children, Susan Adams, Kingston, Deanna Alleman, Carrollton, Marc Waits (Kerri), Cartersville and Jason Waits (Miranda), Kingston; a brother, Bobby Ball, Silver Creek; a sister, Faye Link, Dalton; eight grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the Floyd Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Tim Patnode will officiate. Interment will follow in the Floyd Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, from 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday. At other hours, they may be contacted at their respective residences.
Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the Floyd Creek Baptist Church on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and include: Dustin Waits, Skyler Denney, Wyatt Denney, Alex Denney, Jeremy Wilburn, Daniel Mashburn, Lee Denney, Robby Tollen and Zane Waits.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.
Mrs. Betty Perry Ayers, age 91, of Armuchee, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at her residence.
Mrs. Ayers was born in Floyd County, Ga on February 7, 1927, to the late Clyde Perry and the late Ellen McKinney Perry. She was employed at National City Bank for several years then Wells Fargo. She retired from Wells Fargo in 1988 after 25 years of faithful service. Mrs. Ayers was a member of Armuchee Baptist Church for her entire life and was saved on August 25, 1940. Mrs. Ayers sang in the Choir for 67 years, taught Sunday School for over 25 years, served as the assistant church clerk and served on the family and children board with Judge Timothy Pape.
Mrs. Ayers loved people, pets, gardening, flowers and any kind of yard work. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ayers was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Lydell Ayers, to whom she was married on November 9, 1946, as well as a sister, Mary Nell Hansard.
Survivors include 2 sisters; Louise Walraven, of Rome, and Pat Tucker, of Rome.; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on what would have been Mrs. Ayers’ 92 birthday, Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Armuchee Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Ellis, the Rev. Bob Skelton and the Rev. Glenn Clonts officiating.
The family will receive friends in the sanctuary at the Armuchee Baptist Church on Thursday, February 9, 2019, from 10 until 10:45 a.m.
In lieu of flowers Mrs. Ayers requested that memorial donations be made to the Armuchee Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 6648 Big Texas Valley Rd. Rome, Ga 30165.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel.
Paula W. White was born on November 15, 1934 in DeKalb, Georgia and passed away on February 4, 2019 in Rome, Georgia. Daniel’s Funeral Home.