Obituaries: Mrs. Rhea Barton, Ms. Brenda Steward Dixon, Mrs. Betty Jean McCollough Jones, Jacquelyn Stevens Todd Polak and Mr. Jason Eric Smith

Obituaries: Mrs. Rhea Barton, Ms. Brenda Steward Dixon, Mrs. Betty Jean McCollough Jones, Jacquelyn Stevens Todd Polak and Mr. Jason Eric Smith

Obituary of Jacquelyn Stevens Polak

Jacquelyn Stevens Todd Polak, 92, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2019, at her residence in Birmingham, AL.

Born January 15, 1927 in Rome, GA, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Lee Stevens, Sr. and Clemmie Horton Stevens.

She was preceded in death by first husband, C.A. “Bud” Todd, (1951), Rome, GA and her husband of 53 years, Edward Stephen Polak, (2010), originally of Warren, RI.

She is survived by her three daughters, Susan Todd Seufert (Ken) of Farmington, MO, Mary P. Sottilare (Mike) of Birmingham, AL and Elizabeth P. English (John) of Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Emily S. McLeod (Bruce), Michael E. Sottilare (Kara) and Anthony English; great grandson, Dominic Kornegay; her brother, Dewey Lee Stevens, Jr. (Dorothy) of Rome; niece, Linda Albrecht (Jon) and their children Natalie (Luke) Lee, Rosemary and Christy; and nephew, Charles Stevens (Stephanie) and their children Theresa, Mark, James and Spruell; as well as cousins, other family members and friends.

Jackie graduated from Girls’ High School, Rome, GA in 1944 where she played the saxophone and was a majorette. She attended the Georgia State College for Women and the University of Georgia before working for the Georgia Power Company.

Jackie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rome, then transferred her membership to Presbyterian churches while living in Weedsport, NY, Overland Park, KS, Houston, TX, and Gallatin, TN.

Jackie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, a wonderful homemaker, an avid bridge player, gardener, and golfer and throughout her life completed crossword puzzles in ink. She appreciated beauty in art, floral arranging, interior décor, fashion, and music.

The family will receive friends at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Daniel’s Funeral Home, 901 E. 2nd Ave., with a celebration of life following at 11:00 a.m. A private interment will be held afterwards at East View cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the organization of your choice.


Mrs. Rhea Barton, 86, of Rome, Georgia, passed away, Friday, May 03, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Home going services for Mrs. Barton are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. has full charge of the arrangements.


Ms. Brenda Steward Dixon, age 47, of Summerville, Ga. transitioned May 2, 2019. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date.

Care and Direction entrusted to F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


Mrs. Betty Jean McCollough Jones, 76, Rome passed away Friday April 3, 2019 in a local health care.

Mrs. Jones was born March 7, 1943 in Floyd County, a daughter of the late William McCollough, and Eunice Abrams McCollough. Mrs. Jones was of the Baptist Faith and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her step father, Henry Cantrell, sisters, Annie Ruth Wright, Mary Ellen Cantrell.

Survivors include sons, Jeff (Penny) Jones, Rome; Danny (Kay) Jones, Chatsworth; daughter, Tina Jones, Rome; brother, Charles McCullough, sisters, Dorothy Wright, Peggy Redding, Helen Jordan, Joyce Matthews, 7 grandchildren, 6, great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Monday May 6, 2019 at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Tim Wright, officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. on Monday May 6, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome, Ga. 30165.

Parnick Jennings, Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jason Eric Smith, age 38, of Rome, Ga. transitioned May 2, 2019. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date.

Care and Direction entrusted to F. K. Jones Funeral Home.

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