Obituaries: Betty Jo Barton, Tamara Patton Bates, Ms. Cami Sheree Ellis, Mrs. Mary Eloise Peek, Mr. Glen Ray Roberson, Mrs. Peggy Joyce Brock Smith, Miss Bertha Lee Turner.

Obituaries: Betty Jo Barton, Tamara Patton Bates, Ms. Cami Sheree Ellis, Mrs. Mary Eloise Peek, Mr. Glen Ray Roberson, Mrs. Peggy Joyce Brock Smith, Miss Bertha Lee Turner.

Tamara Patton Bates was born in Rome, Georgia November 7, 1959. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Wilma Scott Milam and R.H. (Dean) Milam, and also a husband Stephen Michael Patton to whom she was married February 6, 1981 until his death May 22, 2001.

Tamara was educated in Rome starting with Northside Elementary School, then East Rome Junior High. Tamara had the unique opportunity to attend East Rome High School, Darlington Schools, and finally West Rome High School from which she graduated in 1977. Tamara then attended Auburn University, Floyd Jr. College and completed her studies at Berry College earning a B.A. in English with a minor in teaching in 1981.

Tamara began her career with WROM/WKCX radio as a copywriter and advertising sales representative. She then began a long and successful career of 25 years working in the travel business with Bryant and Garrett Travel Agency and then earning a Certified Travel Counselor Designation while specializing in corporate and group travel.

Tamara returned to Berry College and earned her Master’s in Education Degree in 2010. She worked as a substitute teacher with the Rome City School System and then taught at Georgia Northwestern Technical College as an adjunct instructor in English and College Success classes. Tamara also worked in the tutoring lab helping students who needed individual assistance.

Tamara was also a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Adult Discussion Sunday School Class of which she enjoyed while she was able to attend and participate.

Tamara always gave her best effort to those who she helped – from her travel clients, to her many students, and always to her friends and family. Tamara had a great enthusiasm for life, and if you were lucky enough to catch the sparks she sometimes sent, you will always have the warmth of who she was and what she was about.

Tamara is survived by her husband Mark D. Bates whom she married August 7, 2004. Also sisters and brothers EJ Johnson (Jerry) Canton, Ga.; Phil Milam (Linda) Rome; Alecia Powell (Terry) Benton, Ky.; and Shelley Hopkins (Greg) Rome; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Tamara is also survived by special family members Gregory and Margie Patton, Rita Patton Foley, and mother in law Shelia Bates.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 9th from 1pm until 2:30 at Daniels Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted in the chapel at Daniels Funeral Home at 2:30pm on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Heyman Hospice, Salvation Army, Rome Floyd Humane Society, and Westminster Presbyterian Church of Rome.


Betty Jo Barton was born on December 30, 1956 and passed away on March 6, 2019. Daniel’s Funeral Home.


Mrs. Peggy Joyce Brock Smith, age 66, of Rome, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Smith was born in Rome, GA on July 1, 1952, daughter of the late Lamar and Betty East Brock. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Lamar Brock. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of West Rome High School and Coosa Valley Technical Institute, where she received a Cosmetology degree. Prior to her becoming disabled, she was employed for several years with Outside Carpets in Shannon. Mrs. Smith was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, James Dudley “Jim” Smith, III, to whom she was married on May 1, 1973; 2 daughters, Karen Marie Austin (Bobby), Rome, and Becky Mayne Watson (Doug Austin), Rome; a sister, Margaret Greene (Ron), Rome; 5 grandchildren, Logan Brock Smith, Dash Austin, B. J. Montgomery, Mia Redwine, and Malaysia Redwine, all of Rome; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Danny Fincher officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday from noon until 1:45 p.m.


Mr. Glen Ray Roberson, age 58, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Mr. Roberson was born in Rome, Georgia on July 20, 1960, son of Mattie Louise Hall Roberson and the late Harlan J. Roberson.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Tammy M. Roberson and Patricia A. Roberson.  Mr. Roberson worked in the textile industry and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his mother, Mattie L. Roberson, Warner Robins; three children, Christopher Roberson, Dallas, Charles Roberson, Rome, and Christie Tanner, Rome; four siblings, Dale Roberson (Carmen), Villa Rica, Jimmy Roberson (Lynn), Cartersville, Sue Cook (Randy), Warner Robins, and Delores Buchannon (Robert), California; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel with Mr. Randy Cook officiating.  Private inurnment will be at Rome Memorial Park at a later date.


 

Mrs. Mary Eloise Peek, age 85, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Peek was born in Fort Payne, Alabama on August 12, 1933, daughter of the late Maynard “Pat” Johnston and Eva Mae Shelton Johnston.  She retired from Sears and Roebuck.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hobart “Red” Peek, and by her son, Christopher Alan Peek.

Mrs. Peek is survived by her children, James Carlton Peek (Lynn), Elaine P. Snow (Tommy), Steve Lee Peek (Darlene), and Jeffrey Peek; her grandchildren, Patrick Peek (Sara), Katie Peek Lewis (Matt), Benjamin Peek, Scott Snow (Kristi), Tracie Snow Hall (Eric), Taylor Lee Peek, Morgan Leigh Peek, and Clay Peek; her great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 2:00 pm EST at Peek/Browder Cemetery, also known as Green Cemetery, in Fort Payne, Alabama with the Rev. Rodney Campbell officiating.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, on Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 pm.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.


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.


Miss Bertha Lee Turner, age 85, of Rome, formerly of Greensboro, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in a local hospital.

Miss Turner was born in Greene County, GA on March 29, 1933, daughter of the late George Henry Turner and the late Frances Dye Turner.  She was also preceded in death by 4 sisters, Mildred Williams, Ila McDonald, Lucille Davis, and Helen Dixon.

Miss Turner was a graduate of Oglethorpe County High School in Lexington, GA.  She began her employment as a Nurse’s Aide in the nursery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, GA.  She had a special love for all her babies.  She then moved to Greensboro, GA and began employment at Minnie G. Boswell Hospital and remain there until retirement.  Following her retirement, she kept children in her home.  She was a long-time member of Greensboro First United Methodist Church.

In 2013, she moved to Rome, GA to live with her sister and niece.  She loved to crochet and play cards with her family and friends.  While in Rome, she became a member of Dykes Creek Baptist Church and was a member of the Senior Adult Ladies’ Sunday School class.

Survivors include her sister, Sara Turner Dreyer, Rome; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Greensboro First United Methodist Church, Greensboro, GA, with her Pastor, the Rev. Mikel Garrett officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Dykes Creek Baptist Church on Thursday from 5 until 7pm.  They will also receive friends on Friday at Greensboro First United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.

Pallbearers are requested to assemble at Greensboro First United Methodist Church on Friday at 12:30 p.m. and include:  Cecil Moore, Bill McDonald, Jason Rizner, Timothy Rizner, Bill Cabiness, Gary Ushery, and Henry Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dykes Creek Baptist Church, 46 Dykes Creek Church Road, NE, Rome, GA 30161 or to Greensboro First United Methodist Church, 202 West Broad Street, Greensboro, GA  30642.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.

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