Obituaries: Eddie Jackson Ard, Harvey Lamar Drake, Petra Ann Justice and Mrs. Mary Frances Minter

Obituaries: Eddie Jackson Ard, Harvey Lamar Drake, Petra Ann Justice and Mrs. Mary Frances Minter

Mrs. Mary Frances Minter, age 70, of Cedartown, passed away on Saturday,September 7, 2019 at a local hospital.

Mrs. Minter was born in Floyd County on July 23, 1949, daughter of the late, Lucille Aikens. She was of the Baptist faith and was a former employee of Tip Top Poultry Company. She was married to the late Donald Minter who preceded her in death in 1986.

Survivors include a son, John Minter and 2 daughters, Betty Jo Dempsey (Chris) and Jennifer Jones (Bill); 11 grandchildren, 3 Step-grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren

Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South chapel. The Rev. John Moates will office. Interment will follow in the New Bethel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel

Pallbearers serving are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South chapel at and include; Coyote Minter, Ben Minter, Justin Dempsey, Christopher Jones, Tyler Jones, Tim Forston and Guy Hunt.

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


Eddie Jackson Ard was born on October 23, 1956 and passed away on September 4, 2019. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 7 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Daniel’s Funeral Home.


Harvey Lamar Drake, age 80, of Rome passed away Friday September 6, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Drake was born on May 16, 1939 to the late William Harvey Drake and Ollie Owens Drake. Mr. Drake was a graduate from Coosa High School in 1957. He worked at D&J Foundry for many years, Hon in Cedartown for 5 years, and also worked at GE for 10 years. Mr. Drake was a member at Coosa Masonic Lodge #622 F&AM. He was preceded in death by his first wife Ann Drake in 2007.

Survivors include his wife: Mary Drake; sons: Barry L. (Maria) Drake, Curtis Landers; grandchildren: Jennifer (Justin) Drake Croft, Rebecca (Curtis) Drake Free, Taylor Landers, and Michael Landers; great grandchildren: Holden Croft, and Matthew Free; and sister: Sandra Drake Huskey.

Graveside and interment services will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday September 10, 2019 at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with Rev. Billy Edmondson officiating and Coosa Masonic Lodge #622 F&AM conducting Masonic graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 10 A.M. until 11 A.M. on Tuesday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome GA. 30165.

Parnick Jennings Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


Petra Ann Justice, age 5 months, of Oceanside, California, passed away on, Friday, August 30, 2019 at her residence. Little Petra is the daughter of, Corporal Jacob Quinn Justice, USMC and Lance Corporal Michaela Short Justice, USMC, granddaughter of Regina Salmon Justice and the late Steve Justice, and great-granddaughter of Sherold and Bonijean Salmon (of Rome). Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. The family may be contacted at their respective residences. Salmon Funeral Home has charge of the services for Petra Ann Justice.

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