Obituaries: Angelia Askew, Elizabeth Forehand Buchanan, Mrs. Barbara Jo Edwards, Pastor Mary L. McCluskey.

Obituaries: Angelia Askew, Elizabeth Forehand Buchanan, Mrs. Barbara Jo Edwards, Pastor Mary L. McCluskey.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.


Angelia Askew, age 63 of Rome, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on September 29, 2020.

Services will be on the lawn of Wright Memorial Mortuary at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at 814 South Broad Street Rome, Georgia. Interment will be in the East View Cemetery, 725 Kingston Ave NE, Rome, Georgia 30161.

A live video stream of the homegoing service will be offered on our Facebook Page, Wright Mortuary.

Pastor Mary L. McCluskey, (Pastor Emeritus of Glorious New Jerusalem Church) of Rome, Ga. transitioned from Labor to Reward on September 29, 2020. Celebration Of Life for Pastor Mary L. McCluskey will be Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12 noon at Greater Christ Temple RPC (1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Rome, Ga.).

F. K. Jones Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Forehand Buchanan, age 98, of Rome passed away Wednesday September 30, 2020 at her residence.

Elizabeth was born on September 12, 1922 in Nashville TN, to the late George Forehand and Bonnie Forehand. She was preceded in death by her husband Col EC Buchanan(Retired United States Air Force); her brothers: Walter Forehand, George William Forehand, Robert Forehand, and Johnny Forehand.

Survivors include children: Rita Mason, Rome GA., Edwin C. (Marcia) Buchanan, Chicago, IL; granddaughters: Dawn (Larry) Money, Rome GA., Julie (Jamie) Maine, Hilton Head, SC., Angela (Jeff) Smagula, Brookline, MA., Marisa (Aziz) Buchanan-Isham, Brooklyn, NY.

Graveside and Interment services will be held at 11:00 AM at Nashville National Cemetery, Madison, TN.

Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Barbara Jo Edwards, age 77, of Lyerly, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020, at her home.

Mrs. Edwards was born on October 20, 1942, in Summerville, Georgia, daughter of the late Jessie Joe Grigsby and Archie and Venice White Smallan. She was a graduate of Lyerly High School, Rome Beauty School, and also attended college at Freed-Hardeman University and Floyd College. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Edwards was employed with Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Factory for more than 20 years. She and her husband, Herbert, enjoyed traveling. They visited numerous National Parks and most of the 50 United States. Mrs. Edwards had several hobbies. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crafting, and spending time with her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, her husband and special grandmother, Margie Ann Fuller, preceded Mrs. Edwards in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Karen Browning and her husband, Teddy, Lyerly; twin sons, Kenneth Edwards and Kevin Edwards, both of Lyerly; grandchildren, Kristofer Browning and his wife, Kellee, Marietta, Joey Browning and his wife, Courtney, Dahlonega, Katie Tucker and her husband, Eric, Lyerly, Lauren Edwards, Lyerly, and Seth Edwards and his wife Bridget, Lyerly; great-grandchildren, Dixie Edwards and Kenzie Edwards both of Menlo, Lashley Day and Deacon Lively both of Lyerly, Kole Browning, Marietta, Ella Tucker and Kyle Tucker both of Lyerly, and Eleanor Browning, Dahlonega; sisters, Vicki Smallan, Lyerly and Peggy Johnston, Lafayette.

A memorial service will be held October 3, 2020 at 5pm at the family’s outdoor property at 1015 Smallen Road, Lyerly, Georgia 30730. Mrs. Edwards was cremated, according to her wishes.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Edwards, to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.

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