Services set for mother of two killed Tuesday after her vehicle slid on an ice patch on Mathis Road.

Services set for mother of two killed Tuesday after her vehicle slid on an ice patch on Mathis Road.

Ms. Cami Sheree Ellis, age 31, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at a local hospital.

Ms. Ellis was born in Marietta, Georgia, on April 20, 1987, daughter of Danny Ellis and the late Kristie Wade Ellis. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Rachel Wade, Bobby Ellis and Janice Ellis.  Ms. Ellis was a homemaker, was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Rome Floyd Chamber.

Survivors include her father, Danny Ellis (Ann), Holiday, FL; her fiancé, Ben Hash, Rome; two sons, Tristen Ellis and Trenton Noel, both of Cedartown; three brothers, Niki Ellis, St. Petersburg, FL, Jimmy Powell, Cartersville, and Justin Powell, Atlanta; two sisters, Dani Ellis, Cedartown, and Taylor Ellis, Canton; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Clifford Free officiating and her brother, Niki Ellis, delivering the eulogy.  Following the service, Ms. Ellis will be cremated in accordance to her wishes.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 10 until 10:45 a.m.


Cami Sheree Depaz, 31, has been identified as the woman killed Tuesday morning when her Toyota 4-Runner slid on an icy patch of Mathis Road directly into a utility pole, snapping it in half, says Coroner Gene Proctor.

Depaz was rushed to the emergency room at Floyd Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 9:37 a.m., he says. Cause of death: Blunt force trauma to the upper body.

Her passenger, Ben Hash, was treated at Floyd for nonlife-threatening injuries, he said.

Her Facebook page is filled with photos of Hash, family and friends. The introduction on the top left corner simply reads, “Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die tomorrow.”


Subfreezing temperatures and water from the recent storms likely were the factors in an accident that killed one person Tuesday morning on Mathis Road just off U.S. 411.

WRGA, citing Floyd County Police, reports that a Toyota 4-Runner was traveling north and hit a patch of ice around 8:48 a.m. The vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

The driver, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was killed. A passenger escaped with minor injuries to the elbow and wrist.

Temperatures were around 29 degrees at the time of the accident. The region was under a freeze warning until 11 this morning and returns to another freeze warning from 6 tonight through 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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