Obituaries: Ms. Annie Conner, James Franklin Kennamer, Mr. Melvin Lester.

Obituaries: Ms. Annie Conner, James Franklin Kennamer, Mr. Melvin Lester.


James Franklin Kennamer, age 42, passed away at a local hospital surrounded by his loved ones. Jamey was born in Rome, GA on May 11, 1977, son of Joseph Kennamer and the late Sheila Kennamer. He worked at Rome Electric Motors up until he had his stroke. He was of Baptist faith.

Jamey enjoyed fishing and spending time with all of his kids. In addition to his mother, he was proceeded in death by his paternal grandparents, Son and Margie Storey, uncles Wayne and Ronnie Storey and paternal grandfather Walter Kennamer and a stepbrother Charles “Ashley” McGee.

Jamey is survived by Jaclyn Perry, his fiancé and mother of his children Cole LeCroy, Emily LeCroy and Jaycee Kennamer, Kristina Kennamer the mother of his children Erika LeClear, Austin Sprayberry, Carly Kennamer and Tristan Kennamer, his father and stepmother Joseph (Becky) Kennamer, his fiancé parents Ronald and Carol Perry, brother Joseph Kennamer, special sisters-in-laws Carrie (Chip) Fickett and Kelly (Michael) McFearin, stepsisters Heather (Matt) Lowe and Jessica Lyons, a paternal grandmother, Carolyn Perkins, and a great nephew and niece Brantlee and Brinlee Cook. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and all his special friends old and new that have been there with him through his life.

Jamey will be cremated and at the request of his family, there will be no memorial at this time. Jamey always had the love for fishing and the outdoors, so with that we will have a “Jamey Jam Party” In Cave Spring park in a couple months after the weather cools down some. We will invite everyone to join once we have all details regarding that. Please continue to pray for the family especially all the kids.

Ms. Annie Conner, age 79 of Cartersville, GA passed on September 11, 2019. Service arrangements are incomplete. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.

Mr. Melvin Lester, age 92, of Griffin, GA, passed away on September 9, 2019 at the Renaissance Marquis assisted living facility in Rome, GA. Mr. Lester was born in Edwardsville, AL on April 22, 1927 to Frances Creel Lester and Colon Lester.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 73 ½ years, Evelyn Moore Lester, a son, Richard Lester (Annette) of Rome, grandchildren, Kevin Lester (Kathy) of Calhoun and Natalie Lester Craig (Steven) of Rome, great-grandchildren, Jackson Craig and Reese Craig of Rome, sisters Agnes Hatcher, Levie Mae Fillyaw, and brother W.H. Lester and several nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents, two brothers, Curtis Lester and Leroy Lester and three sisters, Laura Rhoades, Odessa Scott and Jeanette Scott.

Mr. Lester served in the United States Air Force during World War II. Throughout his life, he was a very active member of Second Baptist Church in Griffin, GA serving as a deacon, treasurer, and Men’s Sunday School teacher until he relocated to Rome, GA in 2013. He was a Mason for over 50 years and enjoyed spending time with this loving and caring family. He received annual awards for sales and excellence from Toyota Motor Corporation, which included travelling around the world.

Viewing will be held from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 12th, 2019, at Haisten McCullough Funeral Home in Griffin, GA. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., also at the chapel of Haisten McCullough Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Westwood Gardens and Mausoleum in Griffin, GA. Memorial contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church, 501 W. Broad St., Griffin, GA 30223.

Daniel’s Funeral Home.

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