Obituaries: Mr. Samuel Orris “Sam” Freeman, Mrs. Joyce Louise Knowles, Lon V. Ozment Jr. and Mr. Wallace Luther Turner

Obituaries: Mr. Samuel Orris “Sam” Freeman, Mrs. Joyce Louise Knowles, Lon V. Ozment Jr. and Mr. Wallace Luther Turner

Mr. Samuel Orris “Sam” Freeman, age 95 of Rome , Ga passed away on May 28, 2019 at Townsend Park Health and Rehab in Cartersville, GA.

Sam was  born in Jones County, GA on July 27, 1923 son of the late William McClayton Freeman and Bertha Waits Freeman. He had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County for 18 years after moving here from East Point, GA. Prior to retirement, Sam was associated with Southeastern Meat Company for over 35 years as Treasurer/Controller. He was a veteran of World War II, having proudly served in the Pacific Theater in the United States Army.

He was an avid reader, enjoyed being involved in church activities, was an avid Braves and Falcons fan but mostly enjoyed spending time and making memories with his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather! In addition to his parents he was preceded in death on November 16. 2013 by his loving wife of almost 70 years, Edna Kathryn Brown Freeman whom he married April 22, 1944. A brother, Loy Freeman, and a sister, Jacquelyn Freeman Findley, also preceded him in death

Sam is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jerri and Doug Landrum, of Cedartown, GA, a son and daughter-in-law, Debi and Mike Freeman, of Marietta, GA, and a son, William Freeman, of East Point, GA.  He is also survived by a sister, Faye Nelson, of Seattle, WA, 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Salmon Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Brown, Rev. Kent Howard and Rev. Mathew Sewell officiating. Interment will follow at Floyd Memory Gardens with Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post Five Honor Guard conferring military rites.

Pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home on Saturday by 1:30 p.m. and include Jason Freeman, Tim Freeman, Chris Tilley, James Tilley, Blake Derrick, Chris Hayes, Grayson Tilley and Aaron Hayes.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening, May 31, 2019, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

The staff of Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Samuel Orris “Sam” Freeman.


Mrs. Joyce Louise Knowles, age 78, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Knowles was born in Aragon, Georgia on July 16, 1940, daughter of the late John Matthew Wilson and the late Helen Louise Sullivan Wilson.  She was also preceded in death by five siblings.  Mrs. Knowles was a homemaker and was a member of the Aragon United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Kenneth Knowles; four daughters, Teresa Williams, Rome, Joy Kirby, Rome, Cynthia Roberts, Rome, and Tina Dixon, Calhoun; a son, Larry Matthew Knowles, Rome; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; nieces & nephews.

In accordance to her wishes, Mrs. Knowles will be cremated, and no formal services will be held.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.


Lon V. Ozment Jr., age 88 of Rome passed away Wednesday May 29, 2019, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Saturday June 1, 2019 at Beech Creek United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bob Skelton, officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 12:00 P.M. on Saturday at Beech Creek United Methodist 2972 Alabama Hwy NW. Rome, Ga. 30165.

Coosa Masonic Lodge #622 F&AM will conduct Masonic Rites, a called communication will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday at Coosa Masonic Lodge.

A complete obituary will follow.  Parnick Jennings, Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Mr. Wallace Luther Turner, age 83, passed away at his residence, Thursday, May 30, 2019. There are no scheduled services at this time. Daniel’s Funeral Home.

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