Obituaries: Mr. James Ware Kirkland, Mrs. Corene Stephens Tidwell, Mrs. Lavel Marie Williams.

Obituaries: Mr. James Ware Kirkland, Mrs. Corene Stephens Tidwell, Mrs. Lavel Marie Williams.

Mr. James Ware Kirkland, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at a local hospital.

Mr. Kirkland was born in Ashford, Alabama on February 19, 1938, son of the late Houston Kirkland and the late Mary Hand Middleton.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Addison Kirkland, on February 5, 2002, by a daughter-in-law, Misti Kirkland, and by a brother, Ross Thomas.  Mr. Kirkland was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserves and was a member of Desoto Park Baptist Church.  Prior to retirement, he worked at Rome Tool and Die.  Mr. Kirkland loved sports and was an avid golfer and bowler.  He was a member of the Professional Bowler’s Association and the Rome Bowling Association Hall of Fame.

Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Lambert (Jamey), Rome; a son, David Kirkland, Rome; three grandchildren, Devyn Ann Braden, Katie Lambert Smith (Cody), and Timothy Blake Puckett (Kelsey); great granddaughter, Kensington Brooke Smith, who is due in April; two brothers, Wayne Kirkland (Evelyn), Marietta, and Ray Thomas, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Charles Higgins and Bobby Johnson; special cousins, Edna & Gene Hilliard; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Chris Edwards officiating.  Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m.


Mrs. Corene Stephens Tidwell, age 89, of Rome, formerly of Meansville, GA, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019, in a local health care facility.

Mrs. Tidwell was born in Meriwether County, GA on December 27, 1929, daughter of the late John D. and Lena Gilbert Stephens.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Matthias Brown “Mac” Tidwell, and by 8 siblings.  Mrs. Tidwell was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her son, Barry Tidwell (Tammy), Aragon, GA; 2 grandchildren, Josh Burkhalter, Wausau, WI, and the Rev. Jessica Tidwell-Wienzierl (Evan), Monroe, NC; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the graveside in Meriwether Memory Gardens, Manchester, GA.  Her son, Barry Tidwell, will deliver the eulogy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lindale, P. O. Box 26, Lindale, GA  230147.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.


Mrs. Lavel Marie Williams, 52, of Rome, Georgia passed away, Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Services for Mrs. Williams, will be Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church, 136 Galilee Road, Cedartown.

She will lie in-state from 1 p.m. until the hour of service.

There will be a wake Friday, March 8, 2019,  from 6-7 p.m. at  Wright Memorial Chapel, 814 S. Broad St., Rome

 

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