Obituaries: Mrs. Rebecca Carol Butler, Mr. Anthony Jerome Clark, Charles Currence Parker.

Obituaries: Mrs. Rebecca Carol Butler, Mr. Anthony Jerome Clark, Charles Currence Parker.


Mrs. Rebecca Carol Butler, age 61, of Shannon, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Butler was born in Birmingham, AL on March 21, 1957, daughter of the late John Leroy Wilkins and the late Myrtle Mae Parker Wilkins.  She was a homemaker and a caregiver to her husband.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Ray Butler, to whom she was married on September 1, 1989; a daughter, Melissa Hartmann (Mary Nixon), Rome; a son, Johnny Cook (Keidra Walsh), Rome;1 granddaughter, Myranda Cook; 2 brothers, Jerome Boswell, Kingston, and John Wilkins, Calhoun; a sister-in-law, Robin Carter (Tony), Cedartown; a brother-in-law, Billy Butler, Rome; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.  The Rev. Jerry Brooks will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday from 1 p.m. until time for the service.  At other hours, they may be contacted at each of their respective residences.

Charles Currence Parker passed away March 11, 2109. A Celebration of life service will be held at First United Methodist Church, Rome, on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Larry Caywood officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 until the funeral hour in the First United Methodist Wilder Center.

Mr. Parker was born in Rome, Ga., on August 15, 1936, and was the second son of R. Otis and Hazel Parker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Emily Tanner Parker on February 15, 2013; they were married April 18th, 1959, also his son, Christopher Joseph Parker. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Charlene (Sandy) Parker Barrett (Jerald); grandsons, Will and Tanner Barrett; Jennifer Anne (Jenny) Parker Tumlin (Richard), grandsons Parker and Matthew Tumlin and Charles Brendan Parker (Sallie); brothers Edward O. Parker of Rome and James C. Parker of Dawsonville, GA; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Parker was associated as a Realtor with Hardy Realty Co., having been in the real estate business since 1961. He was President of the Rome Board of Realtors in 1964 and President of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors in 1988, a member of the Hall of Fame of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors, and awarded Realtor Emeritus in 2013. Mr. Parker was a three consecutive term Floyd County Commissioner, member of the Hospital Authority of Floyd County, Trustee of Rome Floyd County Library, Chairman of the Rome/Floyd County Bicentennial Constitution Celebration Committee, Commander of the Rome Power Squadron, a member of the Good Sam’s Camping Club and past President of the Rome Chapter Sons of American Revolution, served as a member of the 4th Rifle Co. USMCR, a member of First Methodist Church of Rome and was a past Sunday School Class President.

As a Floyd County Commissioner Mr. Parker was instrumental in the building of the Floyd County Senior Citizens Center, which was dedicated as the Charles C. Parker Active Adult Center on July 27, 2011.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550 Atlanta, GA 30346.

Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Anthony Jerome Clark, 64, of Rockmart, Georgia passed away, Friday, March 8, 2019.

Services will be held Friday, March 15, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Greater New Anointing, 928 Martin Luther King Jr.  St, Rockmart, Georgia 30153. He will lie in-state  from 2 p.m. until the hour of service.  Interment will follow in the Polk Memory Gardens, 2245 Rockmart Highway, Cedartown, Georgia 30125.

Wright Memorial Mortuary.

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