Obituaries:  Jeffrey Wayne Penson II, Vernon Ray Walters.

Obituaries: Jeffrey Wayne Penson II, Vernon Ray Walters.

Jeffrey Wayne Penson II, age 32, of Aragon, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at a local hospital.

Mr. Penson was born in Rome, Ga., on September 27, 1986, son of Jeffrey Wayne Penson and Sherry Lynn Burt Allmon.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Rev. Donald Penson.  Jeffrey was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and worked as a pipefitter for the Local Union #72.  He loved music, especially playing the guitar, and loved spending time with his children.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Wright Penson; three children, Carolina Rayne Penson, Jameson Blayne Penson and Ashton Layne Penson; his mother, Sherry Allmon (Darren Thompson), Silver Creek; his father, Jeffrey Wayne Penson (Kim), Kingston; sister, Erica Denise Penson, Silver Creek; brother, Justin Dakota Penson, Silver Creek; step-sister, Jeania Champion (Michael), Dalton; step-brother, T. J. Rich (Breann), Kingston; maternal grandparents, Clifford & Sudie Burt; paternal grandmother, Barbara Penson; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Earl Partain Sr. and the Rev. Donnie Sutton, Jr. officiating.  Interment will follow in the Amazing Grace Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers are asked to assemble on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and include: Active: Dakota Penson, T. J. Rich, Josh Penson, Hunter Hilburn, Dalton Dover, Tyler Morgan, Justin Cagle and Rev. Tim Wright. Honorary: Liam Morgan, Everett Hilburn, Kingsley Penson, Grayson Cagle and Easton Cagle.


Vernon Ray Walters, age 84, of Rome passed away Tuesday June 4, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Walters was born on August 13, 1934 in Chattooga County, GA. to the late Clyde Henry Walters and Mary Lee Gossett Walters Gravely. Vernon worked at Inland Rome for over 50 years as an electrician, as well volunteered with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department as a reserve officer. He then moved on to be with the City of Rome Police department for over 30 years where he served the community of Floyd County and the City of Rome. Mr. Walters is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Lorene Howell Walters to whom he married March 7, 1953; his parents; and his son in law Robert Abrams.

Survivors include sons: John Steven (Tammy) Walters Sr., James Dyer “Jim” Walters, both of Rome; daughter: Mary Denise Abrams, of Canton; brother: Clyde Terry (Annie) Walters, of Jacksonville, North Carolina five grandchildren: Bob (Heather) Abrams, of Canton, Richard (Rebekah) Abrams, of Rockmart, Joe Abrams, of Rome, Brittany (Zach) Pledger, of Rome, Steven Walters, of Rome; great grandchildren: Peyton, Grant, Harrison Abrams, all of Rockmart; Lexi, Preston Abrams, both of Canton; Silas, Rory, Indy Pledger, all of Rome; favorite companion: “Britty”; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside and interment services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Friday June 7, 2019 in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with Dr. Billy Rabern officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2:00 P.M. on Friday June 7, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome GA. 30165.

Pallbearers include the following gentlemen: Bob Abrams, Richard Abrams, Joe Abrams, Steven Walters, Grant Abrams, and Zach Pledger.

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