Obituaries: Mr. Clifford Marcella Beam, Jr., Ruby Katherine Bradshaw, Sherry Jones Grantland and Rickey Laverne Sisson

Obituaries: Mr. Clifford Marcella Beam, Jr., Ruby Katherine Bradshaw, Sherry Jones Grantland and Rickey Laverne Sisson

Mr. Clifford Marcella Beam, Jr., age 67, of Rome, passed away on Friday morning, August 30, 2019.

Mr. Beam was born in Rome, Georgia on September 30, 1951, son of Kathleen Bobo Beam and the late Clifford Marcella Beam, Sr.  Mr. Beam was of the Baptist faith.  He received a master’s degree from Berry College.  Prior to retirement, he was a teacher for the gifted program at West Rome Middle School and East Rome Middle School.  Following retirement, he worked at Lowes for several years.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ella Carter Bobo.

Survivors include his mother, Kathleen Beam, Rome; a sister, Terri Aaron (Jim), Rome; a niece, Christa Aaron Meyer (Greg); a nephew, Matthew Aaron (Colleen); a great nephew, Warren Douglas Meyer; several cousins and their families.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 2pm at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  Chaplain Billy Murdock will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, on Tuesday from 1 until 1:45pm.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, on Tuesday at 1:30pm and include: Robert Dobilas, Greg Meyer, Ken Bobo, Allen Bobo and Wayne Kitchens.

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


Ruby Katherine Bradshaw was born on October 28, 1929 and passed away on August 29, 2019. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 31 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Daniel’s Funeral Home, 901 East 2nd Avenue, Rome.


Sherry Jones Grantland was born on September 14, 1954 and passed away on August 28, 2019. Services are incomplete. Daniel’s Funeral Home.


Rickey Laverne Sisson, age 58, of Rome passed away Wednesday August 28, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Sisson was born January 21, 1961 in Floyd County GA. to Edna Ashley Sisson and the late Clifton Sisson. He is preceded in death by a son Dylan Sisson, and a brother Jason Sisson.

Survivors include his wife: Angie Sisson; sons: Josh Sisson, and Dalton Sisson; daughters: Jerica Beam, and Savannah Sisson; mother: Edna Ashley Sisson; grandchildren: Xander Sisson, Matt, Lane, and Blake Beam, Denise Jane Crabtree, Baylee and Kinsley Sisson, Kaleigh, Haylan, Rylan Sisson, Kylah Kelly; brothers: Donnie and Perry Sisson; sisters: Tamra Copeland, and Melissa Meeler.

Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Sunday September 1, 2019 at Hillside Fellowship Church. Interment will follow in New Bethel Cemetery.

Rickey will be carried to 131 Dr. Moore Rd., Silver Creek, at 5:00 P.M. Friday to lie in state until 1:00 P.M. Sunday where he will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

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