Obituaries: Deacon Charles David Boone, Ms. Judy Paulette Carroll, Mr. Larry Wayne Couey, Mr. William Johnson and Mrs. Myrtle Elizabeth Wyatt Poole

Obituaries: Deacon Charles David Boone, Ms. Judy Paulette Carroll, Mr. Larry Wayne Couey, Mr. William Johnson and Mrs. Myrtle Elizabeth Wyatt Poole

Deacon Charles David Boone, age 83, of Calhoun, Ga. transitioned July 26, 2019. Services for Deacon Boone will be Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 1 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Calhoun, Ga. located at 256 Mt. Zion Church Rd. SW Calhoun, Ga. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 noon Thursday, August 1, 2019 until the funeral hour. Interment for Deacon Charles David Boone will follow the service at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

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


Ms. Judy Paulette Carroll, age 70, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019, at a local assisted living facility.

Judy was born in Rome, GA on November 22, 1948, daughter of the late Alvin Carroll and the late Barbara Carter Carroll.  Judy graduated from West Rome High School.

Judy is survived by her daughters, Lysa Churchfield (Shawn) and Lori Espy; her granddaughter, Michelle Cook (Matthew); her cousins, Janet Mobley (Bruce) and Carol Hall.

Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 2:00 pm at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jerry Brooks officiating.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Larry Wayne Couey, age 64, of Rome, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, in a local hospital.

Mr. Couey was born in Rome, GA on July 17, 1955, son of the late Abie Ray Couey and Bonnie Mae Edwards Couey.  He was also preceded in death by 4 brothers, Frank, Eddie, James, and Harold Couey.  Prior to his retirement, Mr. Couey was employed with Mohawk Industries here in Rome for 31 years.  He was an avid collector of car tags and loved traveling.

Survivors include his companion of 30 years, Jan Howard, Rome; 2 sons, Gary Couey (Pam), Cartersville, and Adam Couey (Amber), Rome; 2 step-sons, Benny White (Misty), Summerville, and Terry White (Holly), Rome; a brother, Robert Couey (Robin), Coosa; a sister-in-law, Elaine Couey, Rome; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019, at 4pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Donnie Carver officiating.  Following the service, Mr. Couey will be cremated in accordance with his wishes.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday from 2pm until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association at heart.org.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.


Mr. William Johnson, age 78, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Services are incomplete at this time but will be announced at a later date.

Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. has charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Myrtle Elizabeth Wyatt Poole, a long-time resident of the Rome area, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on July 26, 2019, at the age of 83.

Born June 20, 1936 in Adairsville, GA to the late James Wyatt and the late Birdie Mae Mayes, Myrtle graduated from Adairsville High School in 1954, where she played basketball and was voted most athletic.  She married Lamar Poole, March 3, 1956, in Adairsville, GA.  She worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Revco Pharmacy and later K-Mart Pharmacy, until she retired in 1998.

She enjoyed traveling throughout the country with her husband Lamar, going to national parks and lighthouses, but often returning to her favorite destination of Pigeon Forge, TN.  She was an active member of Shorter Avenue Baptist Church, starting in 1963, and was a member of the Esther Sunday School and the Women’s Missionary Group.  She taught the young children’s Sunday School class and Vacation Bible School for more than 20 years.  She kept a Bible and book of daily devotionals by her side through her last days.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Lamar Poole of Rome; son, Ronald Poole (Susan) of Cartersville; daughter, Pamela Agan (Tim) of Rome; daughter, Paula White (Sam) of Rome; granddaughter, Candice Carlton (Kyle); grandson, Matthew Agan (Amy); granddaughter, Katie Poole; grandson, Johnathon White; grandson, Steven White; one great grandson, Jacob Carlton.

The visitation will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019, from 5 until 7pm at Shorter Avenue Baptist Church.

A funeral service in memory of Myrtle will be held on Monday, July 29, 2019, at 4pm at Shorter Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeremy Allbright and the Rev. Max Tucker officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers are requested to assemble at Shorter Avenue Baptist Church on Monday at 3:30pm and include:  Matthew Agan, Kyle Carlton, Jeff Harris, Jerome Poole, Johnathon White, and Steven White.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

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