Mr. Larry Wayne Padgett Sr., age 73, of Lindale, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at a local healthcare facility.
Mr. Padgett was born in Rome, Georgia on November 20, 1946, son of the late Rev. Clyde Odell Padgett and the late Ora Elizabeth McCain Padgett. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Gail Holder Padgett, by a grandson, Wes Padgett, and by two brothers, Jerry and Bill Padgett.
Mr. Padgett was a truck driver of 55 years retiring from SE Grinding. He was an ordained Baptist Deacon and was a member of Eden Valley Baptist Church. He was a member and Past Master of the Lindale Lodge #455 F&AM in 2018. Larry was also a member of the Yaarab Shrine Temple in Atlanta, the Rome Shrine Club and was the last original member of the Pleasant Hill Boys.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Wayne Padgett, Jr. (Renea), Silver Creek, and Byron Kent Padgett Sr. (Amanda), Cedartown; five grandchildren, Abby Ogle (David), PV2 Byron Kent Padgett, II, US Army, Alaska, Hannah “Peanut” Padgett, Allie Carrier (Chris), and Jacob DeAngelus (Virginia); nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Earl Partain, Sr. officiating. Social distancing measures will be followed. Interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park with the Rev. Steven Swift officiating and the Lindale Lodge #455 F&AM presenting Masonic graveside rites.
Mr. Padgett will lie in state at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 5 until 7pm with social distancing measures being followed.
Pallbearers are asked to assemble on Sunday at 1:30pm and include: David Garrett, David Cargle, Steve Wright, Greg Hindman, Cole Burk and Kenneth Wright.
Mr. John Gregory “Greg” Nichols, age 66, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at his residence.
Mr. Nichols was born in Hogansville, GA on August 27, 1953, son of the late John William Nichols and the late Winifred McDaniel Nichols. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Scott Nichols. He was a graduate of Hogansville High School in Hogansville, GA. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army, honorably serving from June 1972 until June 1979. Upon moving to Rome, he began his law enforcement career with the Rome Police Department, retiring in 2011 following 21 years of service. Upon his retirement, he worked security at Floyd Medical Center until retiring in 2015. Mr. Nichols was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, the former Vickie Marlene Itson, to whom he was married on June 6, 1986; 6 children, Wendy Reid, John Wiggins (Kristina), Jamie Wiggins (Lori), Scott Nichols, Jonna Duke (Joe), all of Rome, and Katrina Shriver (Jered), Seabrook, TX; a sister, Deborah Watson, Hogansville; 12 grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Stan Banther officiating. Interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park with the American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard presenting military honors.
Mr. Nichols will lie in state at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 12 noon until 1:45pm. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Members of the Rome Police Department Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers.