Obituaries: Mr. Larry Stephen Adams Sr., Mr. John Allen, Mrs. Bernice Jackson McKnight, Mr. Thomas Richard “Tommy” Shores.

Obituaries: Mr. Larry Stephen Adams Sr., Mr. John Allen, Mrs. Bernice Jackson McKnight, Mr. Thomas Richard “Tommy” Shores.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

 

Mr. Thomas Richard “Tommy” Shores, age 83, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Shores was born in Rome, GA on February 28, 1937, son of the late Thomas Henry Shores and the late Nellie Jewel Scott Shores.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Shiflett Shores, and by a brother, Jacky Paul Shores.  Mr. Shores was a 1955 graduate of Pepperell High School in Lindale and attended Coosa Valley Technical Institute.  He served in the United States Army Reserve for several years.  Prior to his retirement, he owned and operated Shores Construction Company for many years.  Mr. Shores was a member of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Jenny Dawn Shores, Silver Creek; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Brooks and the Rev. Marlin Gilmer officiating.  Interment will follow in Wax Cemetery.

Mr. Shores will lie in state at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday from 12 noon until 1:45pm.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

The family extends a special “thank you” to the staff of caregivers at Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd.


Mr. John Allen, age 65, of Rome, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on September 15, 2020, at his residence following a extended illness.

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

Wright Memorial Mortuary.


Mrs. Bernice Jackson McKnight, age 78, of Rome, Ga. transitioned September 11, 2020. Services for Mrs. Bernice Jackson McKnight will be Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1 pm at Life of Jesus in Action in Rome, Ga. ( 218 Old Airport Rd. Rome, Ga.). Interment will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Public viewing for Mrs. McKnight will be Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at F. K. Jones Funeral Home from 1 pm until 7 pm.

Social distance guidelines as mandated by state and federal Agencies will be enforced.


Mr. Larry Stephen Adams Sr., age 73, of Rome, GA, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Adams was born in Rome, GA on November 5, 1946, son of the late A. L. Adams and the late Irene McCauley.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Carol Adams.  Mr. Adams was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served as a jet engine mechanic.  He was a self-employed roofer for over 40 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Stephanye Yadkowski (Richard), Rome; 2 sons, Chris Adams (Erin), Kennesaw, and Larry Stephen Adams, Jr. (Jennifer), Rome; 5 grandchildren, Samuel, Anna Kate and Julia Yadkowski, Abbey and Miles Adams; 12 chosen grandchildren; a sister, Rhonda Bartlett (Barry), Rome; a nephew and other family also survive.

A private family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jerry Brooks officiating.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Homes, Oaknoll Chapel, has charge of funeral arrangements.

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