Obituaries: Ms. Wanda Faye Burkhalter, Mrs. Eva Jo Gresham

Obituaries: Ms. Wanda Faye Burkhalter, Mrs. Eva Jo Gresham

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

 

Ms. Wanda Faye Burkhalter, age 63, of Silver Creek, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at a local hospital.

Ms. Burkhalter was born in Rome, Georgia on May 27, 1957, daughter of the late Roy P. Burkhalter and the late Glaydean Collum Burkhalter.  She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarence & Hannah Collum and Mallory David & Ruby Burkhalter.  She was of the Baptist faith and worked for several years as an office manager.

Survivors include her daughter, Amy Hyde (Jamie), Calhoun; her companion, James Whitaker, Jr., Silver Creek; two grandchildren, Jasmine Hyde, Rossville, and Jayland Hyde, Calhoun; a step-son, James “Jake” Whitaker, III; a sister, Debra Winn, Silver Creek; a brother, Kenny Burkhalter, Waynesboro; three nephews, Travis Burkhalter, Karo Winn and Jacob Burkhalter; a niece, Melissa Mitchell; two sisters-in-law, Judy Bishop and Linda Caldwell; several great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 2pm at Silver Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Ashley and the Rev. Tony Cargle officiating.  Social distancing measures will be followed.  Interment will follow at New Bethel Cemetery.

Ms. Burkhalter will lie instate at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Tuesday from 4 until 7pm.  Social distancing measures will be followed.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the church on Wednesday at 1:30pm and include: Tyler Reed, Dylan Reed, Josh Reed, Jayland Hyde, Austin Knowles and T. J. Newberry.

At other hours, the family may be contacted at the residence of Chasity Lowe.

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


Mrs. Eva Jo Gresham, age 97, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Gresham was born in Rome on December 13, 1922, daughter of the late Joseph Henry Keith and the late Lula Mae Thomas Keith. She went to Flow School. She was a member of West Rome United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James Dudley Gresham, who she married on May 13, 1943; her great grandson, Jacob Tyler Rush; and her sister, Lorraine Campbell.

Mrs. Gresham is survived by her daughter, Carolyn J. Rush-Cook (Art Cook); her grandsons, Kyle Rush (Stacy) and Jason Rush; her great grandson, Carter Rush; her sisters, Dorothy Terry, Imogene Sims and Gala Rosser (Travis); her brothers, J.C. Keith (Nellie Jo) and Allen Keith (Patsy); and several nieces and nephews.

A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 1:00 pm at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with Rev. Mark McLendon and Rev. Les Connell officiating.

Pallbearers include: Jason Rush, Kyle Rush, Carter Rush, Dudley Rush and Art Cook.

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

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