Mrs. Betty Jo Lemaster, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at her residence.
Mrs. Lemaster was born in Floyd County, Georgia on February 16, 1938, daughter of the late Alex York and the late Collion Callihan York. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Edward Lemaster, on August 19, 2009, and by a daughter, Kayla Minter, on October 27, 2011. Prior to becoming disabled, Mrs. Lemaster worked for a number of years at Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Lyle (Emmett), Aragon, and Trena Thomason (Ray), Rome; four grandchildren, Jessica Shaw, Will Padgett, Bradley Thomason and Candice Dials; five great grandchildren, Taylor, Ethan, Liam and Luca Padgett, and Rylan Carpenter.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, with the Rev. Joel Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, on Friday from 1:30 p.m. until the service time.
Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, on Friday at 2:30 p.m. and include: Bradley Thomason, Will Padgett, Matthew Shaw, William Moore, Michael Downs and Christopher Finch.
Mrs. Terry was born May 19, 1926, in Lindale, Ga., a daughter of the late Dewitt Freeman and Ela Farest Dougherty Freeman. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mrs. Terry pushed the tea wagon at Pepperrell Mills for several years and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Terry, daughter, Elizabeth Wooten and a brother Billy Freeman.
Survivors include granddaughter Lori Franks, Kristi Elrod, great grandchildren, Kristin Parks, Tori Elrod, Zach Franks Aaron Franks, great great grandchildren, J.J. Hutchens, Chandler Hutchens, Addison Franks, Kaila Franks, Bristol Parks, Elizabeth Parks, several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jay Chambers and Dr. Rodger Whorton officiating. Interment will follow in East View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.
John Hill Knowles, age 92, of Rome passed away Tuesday August 27, 2019.
Mr. Knowles was born October 31,1926, in Chattooga County, a son of the late Charlie Hill Knowles, and Vertie Mae Smith Knowles. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Mr. Knowles was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, he did his basic training in Fort Gordon, GA. After basic training, he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, 179th Finance Distribution Section. Mr. Knowles was employed by Trend Mills, Reigel Textile Corporation, and he retired from Marglen Industries in 1994. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Leota Wanda Fletcher Knowles; son, Rodney Hill Knowles, brothers, James Robert Knowles, Charles Ray Knowles, sister, Sarah Mae.
Survivors include sons Randall “Randy” (Wanda) Knowles, Ricky “Rick” (Valerie) Knowles, Roger (Eileen) Knowles, sister, Frances Hicky, grandchildren, Rachael (William) Smithers, John Walker Knowles, Amanda Grace Knowles, Sean Knowles, Thomas (Kelli) Kilgore, Tara Johnson, 1 great grandchild, Skylar Quinn Johnson, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Rev. Don Knowles and Dr. Dale Levan officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 Honor guard will conduct graveside rites. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019, at Fellowship Baptist Church, 314 Burnett Ferry Rd. Rome GA. 30165.
In lieu flowers, the family requested that memorials to be made to Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family ministries or Fellowship Baptist Church, 314 Burnett Ferry Road, Rome, GA. 30165.
Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home.