Obituaries: Mr. Silas Donaldson, Jr., Mr. Jonathan Dwayne Graves, Mrs. Minnie McElroy and Mrs. Alice Faye Caylor Sharp.

Obituaries: Mr. Silas Donaldson, Jr., Mr. Jonathan Dwayne Graves, Mrs. Minnie McElroy and Mrs. Alice Faye Caylor Sharp.

Mr. Silas Donaldson Jr. of Rome, Georgia passed away on November 8, 2019.  He was born January 14, 1954.

Services are incomplete at this time but will be announced at a later date.

Wright Memorial Mortuary Inc. has charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jonathan Dwayne Graves, age 35, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at a local hospital.

Mr. Graves was born in Rome, GA on July 17, 1984. He was preceded death by his grandparents; Leroy and Louise Graves; Franklin and Peggy Keeney; two uncles Gordon Graves and Walter Graves; two aunts Karen Graves and Linda Keeney.

Survivors include his parents, Joel and Sandra Graves; one sister, Alicia LeAnn Graves; three aunts, Carolyn Doan, Gail Martin and Verna Prather.

A memorial service will be held at the Well, West Rome Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jarrod Roberts officiating.

Parnick Jennings, Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome, GA. 30165 has charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Minnie McElroy, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 14, 1937.

Services are incomplete at this time but will be announced at a later date.

Wright Memorial Mortuary Inc. has charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Alice Faye Caylor Sharp, age 81, of Dallas passed away Thursday November 7, 2019 in a Marietta hospital.

Mrs. Sharp was born March 8, 1938, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late William Dewey Caylor, and Minnie Gordon Talley. She was a member of New Antioch Baptist Church, Shannon. Mrs. Sharp was a home maker. Preceded in death by brother Von (Cathrine) Caylor.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years Carl Willis “C.W.” Sharp, children, Angela (Rey) Martinez, Jeff (Liz) Sharp, Ken (Cindy) Sharp, Amy Sharp, sisters, Juanita (Bob) Grissett, Patsy (Melvin) Roper, grandchildren, Brandon (Angela) Benfield, Blake Benfield, Nathan (Alissa) Sharp, Megan (Craig) Dupree, Kirstan (Clayton) Poss, Josh Sharp, Jacob Sharp, great grandchildren, Calvin Benfield, Mason Benfield, Hutson Sharp, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Monday November 11, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Russell, officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Sunday (today) November 10, 2019 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome, Ga. 30165.

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