Obituaries: Nancy Slonaker Hunter, Mr. Wesley Jones, Clem Kreye, Baby Jahvon Santiago.

Obituaries: Nancy Slonaker Hunter, Mr. Wesley Jones, Clem Kreye, Baby Jahvon Santiago.


Clem Kreye, age 81, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019 at a local hospital.

Clem was born in Wabasha, Minnesota on July 9, 1938.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Clem and Leona Kreye, his brother Norman Kreye, and his first wife, Margaret (Liedtke) Kreye, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Kreye, sisters, Carol (Edmund) Thornton, Phyllis Kennebeck, Lucinda (Jon) Peters and brother Bruce Kreye.  Beloved father of Karen (John) Dery, Donald (Shari) Kreye, Katherine (Todd Ernest) Wagner, and David (Sherry) Kreye.  Devoted grandfather of Kelli Dery, Samantha Dery, Joseph (Sierra Topp) Kreye, Matthew Kreye, Hannah Kreye, Cassandra (Haden Smith) Wagner, Jonathon Wagner, Gregory Wagner, Alexandria Kreye and Jackson Kreye.  Loving great-grandfather of Justin Debranski, and Cooper Wagner.  Clem is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Clem graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He worked at Fairmont Railway Motors in Fairmont, Minnesota until 1978.  He moved his family to Oak Creek, WI to further his career as an engineer with Nordco in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Clem and Margaret retired to Rome, Georgia.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to his wonderful neighbors who were not only good friends, but assisted Clem and Virginia so much, especially in his final months.

Service will be at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church,12235 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth, Minnesota on Saturday, December 14, 2019.  Visitation is at 12 PM with a service at 1 PM.  Light refreshments will follow.  Interment will be Sunday, December 15, 2019, at St Felix Cemetery in Wabasha, Minnesota at 11 AM.

Family is requesting donations to the Lions Club of Oak Creek, Wisconsin in lieu of flowers.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, Rome, Georgia makes this announcement for the family.

Nancy Slonaker Hunter died November 5, 2019. Mrs. Hunter was born in Winchester, Virginia, on June 29, 1933. She was a graduate of Randolph Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia. After graduation, she worked for the U.S.Government in Washington D. C., until moving to Rome, Ga. in 1957.

An ardent preservationist, Mrs. Hunter was a past president of the Rome Area Heritage Foundation. She was instrumental in the preservation of the Battey House and its move from First Avenue to its present location. She was also a past president of Seven Hills Garden Club.

She is survivied by a daughter, Laura Hunter of Rabun County, Ga., son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Patty Hunter of Rome, grandchildren Dailey Hunter Dewling (Robby) and Patrick Hunter, and a great-grandson, Jack Dewling, all of Atlanta, Ga., and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold F. Hunter (Ted), Jr., a son, John Christopher Hunter, and a brother, Adam Christopher Slonaker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Salvation Army, PO Box 5188, Rome, Ga 30162 or the John Christopher Hunter ‘86 Memorial Scholarship, Washington and Lee University, 204 West Washington St., Development Building, Lexington, Va 24450.

Many thanks to her many caregivers during this past year, with special thanks to Connie and to Lisa, who had become a dear friend as well as caregiver. Heartfelt thanks also to Heyman Hospice who contributed compassion and care in her final days.

A private graveside interment of ashes will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the home of Bruce and Patty Hunter, 208 E. Fourth St.

Baby Jahvon Santiago transitioned November 4, 2019. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.

Mr. Wesley Jones, 89, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, Novemebr 5, 2019, at at local hospital surrounded by his loving family. Services are incompelet at this time but will be annouced at a later date. Wright Memorial Mortuary.

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