Obituaries: Mr. Charlie Clay, Mrs. W. Fay Gilmore McLeod, Mrs. Bonnie F. Green, Mrs. Brandy Leigh Slaton, Diane Stanley Brock Swinford.

Obituaries: Mr. Charlie Clay, Mrs. W. Fay Gilmore McLeod, Mrs. Bonnie F. Green, Mrs. Brandy Leigh Slaton, Diane Stanley Brock Swinford.

 

 

Mrs. Bonnie F. Green, age 89, of Rome, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019, at a local nursing home.

Mrs. Green was born in Chattahoochee, Georgia, on June 11, 1929, daughter of the late John William H. Freeman and the late Eunice Daniel Freeman.  She was a member of West Rome Baptist Church.  Mrs. Green was the office manager for Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital and helped with “Meals on Wheels.”  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold S. Green, by her brothers, Horace Freeman and B. J. Freeman, and by her sister, Minnie Ammons.

Mrs. Green is survived by her daughter, Cindy Smith (Carl); her grandchildren, Georgeta Smith, Laura Johnson (Roland), Patrick Smith, Bryan Smith and Maggie Smith; 4 great grandchildren; her aunt, Elizabeth Echols.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, with The Reverend Ken Oates officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Right at Home – Northwest Georgia, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, or Michael J. Fox Foundation.


Mrs. W. Fay Gilmore McLeod, age 58, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at a local healthcare facility.

Mrs. McLeod was born on March 17, 1960, in Rome, GA, to the late Albert Gilmore and the late Laura Mize Gilmore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Ard McLeod, and by a sister, Margie Collins. Mrs. McLeod was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her 3 daughters, Patricia Albury (Roy), Rome, GA, Jennifer Black (William), Cleveland, GA, and Lisa Dillard, Elberton, GA; a son, Ashton Jones, Summerville, GA; 3 sisters, her twin, Kathy Gilmore Keiser (Kenneth), Summerville, GA, Ann Ramey, Rome, GA, and Wanda Fowler (Robert), Sale City, GA; a brother, Jim Gilmore (Martha), Piedmont, AL; several grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m., and may be contacted at their residences at other times.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Friday at 12:30 p.m. and include: Ashton Jones, Roy Albury Jr., Kenneth Keiser and Rob Floyd.


Diane Stanley Brock Swinford, age 73, of Rome, GA passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at Floyd Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mrs. Swinford was born August 31, 1945 in Curryville, GA. The daughter of the late Ervin and Inez Stanley. Diane graduated from Coosa High School in 1963. Diane was retired from WalMart and was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, David Brock and second husband Max Swinford. Two brothers, Larry Stanley and Greg Stanley also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her two sons, Randy Brock, wife Loretta. Wes Brock, wife Jeannine. Three grandchildren, Jessica Dowdy (husband Gary) Gavin Brock and Emma Brock, Great granddaughter, Shelby Diane Dowdy, Sisters, Carolyn Young and Debbie Galloway also survive as do several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church with the Rev. Mac McCurry, and the Rev. Clyde Hampton officiating with entombment in the Oaknoll Mausoleum. Mrs. Swinford will lie in state at the Pleasant Valley North and the family will receive friends from 12:30 until the funeral hour at 2 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Gary Dowdy, special friend, Dakota Boggs, Lindsay Watson and Kyle Young.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children Hospital.

Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home.


Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Brandy Leigh Slaton, who died Sunday afternoon, February 3, 2019, from injuries she received in an automobile accident, are incomplete and will be announced later by John House’s Cave Spring Chapel Funeral Home.


Mr. Charlie Clay, 83, of Rome, Georgia passed away, Sunday, February 3, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Services are incomplete at this time but will be announced at a later date. Wright Memorial Mortuary.

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