Obituaries: Jeanne L Betz, Mrs. Mary Frances Busby Cowart, Mr. McKinley Tackett.

Obituaries: Jeanne L Betz, Mrs. Mary Frances Busby Cowart, Mr. McKinley Tackett.

Mrs. Mary Frances Busby Cowart, age 86 of Rome passed away Sunday September 1, 2019, in a local health care.

Mrs. Cowart was born March 29, 1933, Rome, a daughter of the late Eddie M. Busby, and Pauline Parris Busby. She was a member of North Broad Baptist Church for 80 years. Mrs. Cowart was retired from Floyd County School System as a Para Pro at McHenry Elementary School. She was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Busby, sister and brother in law, Inez and Charlie Padgett.

Survivors include her husband, Doyle Cowart children, Debbie (Tim) Galloway, Rome; Bobby Cowart, Rome; Johnny (Michelle) Cowart, Ringgold; grandchildren, Katie (Zack) Millians, Rob (Laura) Cowart, Jon (Kris) Galloway, Bethany (Jeff) Reese, Sam Cowart, great grandchildren, Katelyn Millians, Lanham Millians, Robby Cowart, Rhett Cowart, sisters in laws, Joan Cowart, Boots Busby, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday September 4, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel. With Tim Galloway and John Cowart, officiating. Interment will follow in East View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. until the funeral hour on Wednesday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include Zack Millians, Bobby Cowart, Jon Galloway, Robby Cowart, Sam Cowart and Jeff Reese.


Mr. McKinley Tackett, age 91 of Resaca, Ga, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at a Dalton, Ga., nursing facility.

Mr. Tackett was born in Pikeville, KY, on March 19, 1928, son of the late, Perry Tackett and the late Jettie Fields Tackett. He had resided Wyandotte, Michigan for several years prior to moving to Georgia.  He was a steel developer employee of Great Lakes Steel, retiring after several years of service.  He was a member of the Little Ida Old Regular Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Esta Lorena Martin Tackett.

Survivors include his children, Sharon Schmidt (George), Resaca, Ga, Diana McDonald (Chris), Gibraltar, MI, Kenneth Tackett (Gail), Calhoun, GA, Phil Tackett, Southgate, MI, Perry Tackett (Debra), New Zealand, Sherri Remnant (Rick), Calhoun, GA, Lida Chapple (Rich), Southgate, MI and Lana Ferguson (Craig), Roseville, MI; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 7. 2019 in the Chapel at John Molnar Funeral Home, Brownstown Chapel. Interment will follow in the Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4pm until 8pm on Friday at the John Molnar Funeral Home, Brownstown Chapel.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel of Rome, GA and John Molnar Funeral Home, Brownstown Chapel has charge of the arrangements.


Jeanne L Betz passed away on September 2, 2019. Daniel’s Funeral Home.

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