Obituaries: Mr. Billy Edward Cooper, Mr. James Daniel “Danny” Shores.

Obituaries: Mr. Billy Edward Cooper, Mr. James Daniel “Danny” Shores.

Mr. Billy Edward Cooper, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019, in a Cartersville hospice facility.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Rome with his pastor, the Rev. Matt Duvall, officiating.  Private interment will follow later in Georgia National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church on Wednesday from 1 until 2:45 p.m..

In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Rome Preschool, 100 E. 4th Avenue, Rome, GA  30161.

A complete obituary will be included later.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel.


Mr. James Daniel “Danny” Shores, age 53, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at a local hospital.

Mr. Shores was born in Floyd County, GA on January 4, 1966, son of Sue McCollum Shores and the late Jacky Paul Shores Sr.  He was a graduate of Pepperell High School and a graduate of the Floyd College Police Academy.  He later attended Georgia Tech and Memphis State University, majoring in Physics. During his law enforcement career, he had been associated with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office, was a detective with the Villa Rica Police Department, and was an undercover narcotics agent in Heard, Carroll and Meriweather counties.  He was a member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church.

Survivors include his mother, Sue Shores, Silver Creek; a brother, Scott Shores (Cara), Rome; a sister, Heather Shores, Rome; a nephew, Wesley Shores, Columbus; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.  The Rev. Fr. Austin Goggans will officiate with his brother, Scott Shores, delivering the eulogy and Mr. Undra Findley, providing a prayer.  Interment will follow in Wax Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Wednesday from noon until time for the service.  At other hours, they may be contacted at the residence of the brother.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at 1:30 p.m. and include  Jamie Pilgrim, Joey Nash, Mike Fritz, Wayne Dugger, Patrick McCollum, and Steve Johnson.  An Honorary Escort will include members of the law enforcement community.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Tapestry Hospice, 1091 Red Bud Road, Calhoun, GA 30701 or to St. Andrews Anglican Church, 45 Ash St., Rome, GA 30161

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