Obituaries: James Alfred Dupuy, Jayson Keith Hightower, Mr. John Anthony Walker.

Obituaries: James Alfred Dupuy, Jayson Keith Hightower, Mr. John Anthony Walker.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.


James Alfred Dupuy was born in Bunkie, LA, in 1925 to Burton Paul Dupuy and Mary Helm Dupuy. He worked as a mechanical engineer at Marathon LeTourneau, in Vicksburg MS, where he lived for 52 years.

He moved to Rome in 2002 and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Rome. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Kathryn Roussel Dupuy, and his brother, Burton Paul Dupuy.

He is survived by his daughters, Kathryn (Gil) Russell, Bloomington, MN; Mary Millard, Rome, GA; Jamie (Steve) Safigan, Rome, GA; six grandchildren: Anna, Molly, Andrew, Caleb, Ingrid and Davin; three great-grandchildren: Eva, Lily and Cara; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Dupuy, Natchitoches, LA.

A private memorial service for the family was held October 5, 2020, at Daniel’s Funeral Home, 901 E 2nd Ave, Rome, GA. Interment will take place in the St. Mary’s Memorial Garden at a later date. The family will be eternally grateful for the loving care he received from the staff at Winthrop Court Senior Living and Heyman HospiceCare.

Condolences may be sent to Jamie and Steve Safigan and Family, 7 Haley Dr., Rome GA 30161. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 401 E 7th St., Rome, GA 30161.

Jayson Keith Hightower, age 53, of Armuchee GA., Passed away Saturday October 3, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Hightower was born September 6, 1967 in Rome Ga. The son the late Charles “Chuck” Hightower Sr., and Delorres “Dee” Coates Hightower. Jayson was preceded in death by his parents and was employed by City Electric Supply. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Jayson also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the beach and was a car enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Amanda (Mandy) Hightower.; four sons, Dalton Hightower (Heather Jones) Levi Hightower (Marybeth Watson) and Wyatt and Jakson Hightower brothers, David (Paula King) Hightower, Mark (Gwen) Hightower, along with nieces and nephews, all of Rome, Georgia.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday October 7, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joseph Pethel , officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jayson Hightower memorial at the Bank of OZK @ 42 Three Rivers Dr. NE, Ga. 30161 (706)-234-1223.

Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens; the family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. until the memorial service hour; on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Mr. John Anthony Walker, age 62, of Rome, GA transitioned on Sunday, October 4, 2020. All services for Mr. John Anthony Walker will be private. K. Jones Funeral Home.


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