Obituaries: Mrs. Pat Jarrard Abbott, Mr. Jeffery Edmondson, Mrs. Sue Avery Thornton.

Obituaries: Mrs. Pat Jarrard Abbott, Mr. Jeffery Edmondson, Mrs. Sue Avery Thornton.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.


Mr. Jeffery Edmondson, 54 of Rome, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on October 11, 2020.

Homegoing service will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. Chapel.

Mrs. Sue Avery Thornton, age 90, of Armuchee, GA, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Thornton was born in Floyd County, Georgia on April 23, 1930, daughter of the late Howard Dallas Avery and the late Jessie Avery.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wyatt C. Thornton, by a son, Don Thornton, and by her siblings, Sidney Avery, Herschel Avery, Evelyn Avery, Edith Adams, Eunice Adams, Tommy Avery, and Marnese Pope.  Mrs. Thornton retired from PET bakery and was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church.  Mrs. Thornton was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved her family and she will be missed by all.

Survivors include her sons, Mike Thornton (Debbie), and David Thornton (Teresa); daughter, Sherri T. Greene; daughter-in-law, Brenda Thornton; sisters, Vesta Salmon and Dean Beard; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020, at 2:00 pm at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with her sons, David Thornton and Mike Thornton, officiating.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Friday from 11:00am until 1:30pm.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are requested at both the visitation and funeral service.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Friday at 1:00 pm and include: Jarrod Greene, Caleb Sullins, Avery Sullins, Kevin Thornton, Josh Sullins, Pat Salmon and Tommy Russell.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Pat Jarrard Abbott, age 74, of Rome went home to her heavenly Father on Sunday October 11, 2020 at her residence.

Mrs. Abbott was born January 29, 1946, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Harold S. Jarrard, and Esther Mae Thacker Jarrard. She was of the Baptist Faith. Pat attended West Rome High School and graduated in 1964.

Mrs. Abbott worked her whole life in the banking business starting at Rome Bank and Trust in 1966 and continuing onto C&S, Nations Bank, Bank of America, Regions and Heritage of Rome.

Mrs. Abbott is survived by her husband of 54 Years Hugh, Don “Cootchie” Abbott, sons, Greg Abbott, his fiancé, Bobbie Thomas, Brian Abbott, his wife, Erin, grandchildren, Taylor, Noah, Nathan, and Anna, sister, Phyllis Raiford, and her husband, Mark, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Thursday October 15, 2020, at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Gary Graves, officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. until the funeral hour, on Thursday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

A private interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memory Gardens

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