Obituaries: An update on services for Coach Phil Jones. Remembering Mr. Houston Boyd Chambers, Mr. Timothy Tyrone Wood.

Obituaries: An update on services for Coach Phil Jones. Remembering Mr. Houston Boyd Chambers, Mr. Timothy Tyrone Wood.

Coach Phil Jones.


For those asking about services for Shorter University’s founding football coach, Phil Jones, here’s the latest from his family:

Here’s what we are planning:
A Life Celebration Ceremony in Winder GA in April (hopefully April 18) at 1st Baptist Church (tentatively). It will be casual and a time to honor and celebrate his life and enjoy connecting with all of you that we know and love so much! Hopefully the weather will be warmer and Covid will be eradicated. I will post the details as soon as they are solidified.
In lieu of flowers or donations, we are working on setting up a special fund through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Ministry. We should have that information in a couple of days.
Again, more details coming soon and we are so thankful for and love each of you with a special love! You are a gift to our hearts.


Mr. Timothy Tyrone Wood, age 53, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at a local hospital following an extended illness.

Homegoing service is incomplete, but will be announced later by Wright Memorial Mortuary.

Mr. Houston Boyd Chambers, age 90, of Cedartown, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Chambers was born in Haralson County, Georgia on May 15, 1930, son of the late Roland Chambers and the late Eunis Smith Chambers.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alma Willene Gilham Chambers, by a daughter, Cynthia Cathy, by a son, Glenn Bowling, by a sister, Joyce Chambers, by two brothers, Raymond Chambers and Tasker Chambers, and by two infant sisters.  Prior to retirement, Mr. Chambers worked for Star Manufacturing in Cedartown.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Jordan, Centre, AL, and Michelle Bush (Mark), Texarkana, TX; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 4pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.  Interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 3pm until the service time.  Social distancing measures will be followed, and masks are requested at both the visitation and service.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at  3:30pm and include: Corey Easterwood, Josh Easterwood, James Ashley, Garvin Ashley, David Lee Redden, and Andrew Gideon.

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