Obituaries: Joe Berry Astin, Mr. Ramon “Raymond” Morales Sr.

Obituaries: Joe Berry Astin, Mr. Ramon “Raymond” Morales Sr.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.


Mr. Ramon “Raymond” Morales Sr., age 66, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020.

Raymond was born in Houston, TX, on April 11, 1954, son of the late Benito Vargas Morales and Josephine Carranza Morales.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy and had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County since 1994.  Prior to retirement in 2015, Raymond was associated with Neaton Rome as an industrial maintenance technician.   He loved making all kinds of crafts, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by a son, Ramon Morales Jr., two brothers, Benito and Jesse Morales, and two sisters, Rosie and Paula Morales.

Raymond is survived by his loving wife, Lucy Morales, whom he married December 24, 1977; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Cliff Gibson of Rome; son, Tony Morales of Montrose, CO; two grandchildren, Michael and Olivia Jo Gibson; two sisters, Alice Flores and Margaret Mendez; two brothers, Ruben Morales and Manuel Morales.

A private graveside service for Raymond will be held Friday morning, June 26, 2020, in Floyd Memory Gardens with Rev. Eric Hardman officiating.  The Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion will confer military honors.

Salmon Funeral Home.

Joe Berry Astin, age 77, of Rome passed away Tuesday June 23, 2020.

Mr. Astin was born March 8, 1943, Atlanta, Ga. a son of the late J.B. Tucker, and Adell Sitten Tucker. He was retired from Gayley-Lord, and was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his wife Sheena O’Neal Astin, daughter, Stacy Marie Astin, brothers, Gary Astin, Billy Tucker, and Randy Tucker.

Survivor include sons, Ray Astin, Chris Astin, daughter, Lynn Astin, brother, Bobby (Robin) Tucker, sisters, Gail (Scott) Brown, Darlene (Terry) Crawford, 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bill Towe, officiating. Interment will follow in Lindale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday.


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