Obituaries: Linda Carolyn (Milam) Barron,  Ellen (Freda) Peugh, James Lewis Wade.

Obituaries: Linda Carolyn (Milam) Barron, Ellen (Freda) Peugh, James Lewis Wade.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.


Ellen (Freda) Peugh, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully January 4, 2021, in a local memory care facility.

Mrs. Peugh was born in Cherokee County, Alabama December 19, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Milford A. Grogan and the late Eula L. Grogan. Mrs. Peugh was preceded in death by her husband, Royce L. Peugh, to whom she was married for 50 years. Mrs. Peugh moved to Rome in 1940 from Geraldine, Alabama. She attended Hall Business School in Rome. She was employed at Sears Roebuck and Company in Rome in the credit department for 20 years and retired July 31, 1982.

A longtime member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Mrs. Peugh was a choir member, member of the Women’s mission Union, and a teacher in the toddler department for numerous years influencing the lives of so many children who passed through the Preschool Department of Fifth Avenue Baptist.

Survivors include her daughter, Marsha Dempsey, Rome; a son, Jack Peugh (Filomena), Powder Springs; Grandsons, Wright Dempsey (Kristin), Dunwoody, GA and Jason Dempsey (Jennifer), Dunwoody, GA; Great Grandsons, Will, Maddox, and Cooper Dempsey; sister, Floy Malinak, Marietta; brother, Truett Grogan (Peggy), Adairsville, GA; several nephews, great-nieces and great nephews, great-great nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Peugh’s family thanks the administration and staff of Riverwood Retirement Center and Homestead Hospice for their constant love and concern shown to her.

A private graveside service will be held with Gwen Stephens officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Homestead Hospice through HOPE Foundation, 10888 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, GA 30075 or First Baptist Church of Rome, 100 E. 4th Ave. Rome, GA. 30161.

Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

James Lewis Wade, age 61, of Rome passed away Thursday January 7, 2021 at a local hospital.

James was born on January 5, 1960 in Rome GA., to the late Doyle Wade and Betty Hovers Wade. He was preceded in death by his wife Melissa Alexander; children: Brandy Starr Alexander, James Wade, Jr.; sister: Teresa Wade.

Survivors include children Brandon Alexander, Brittney Shirley, and Bridgett Reynolds; siblings: Michael Wade, Sammy Wade, and Gail Wade.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday January 12, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service hour on Tuesday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Linda Carolyn (Milam) Barron, 72, of Cave Spring, Georgia, passed away suddenly at her home on January 7, 2021.

Carolyn is survived by fiancé, Alex Toth; a son, Christopher Wayne Shelly and wife, Ginger Shelly, of Rome; a daughter, Amy Shelly McKay, of Chattanooga; grandson, Christopher Noah Shelly of Rome Georgia; grandson, Stafford Andrew (Sam) McPherson, wife, Daisy Mae McPherson and great-grandson, James Eli McPherson of Wildwood, Georgia; grandson, James Andrew Madden of Chattanooga; and niece, Jamie Melissa Hughes of Latta, South Carolina.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Mae Davis, and father, James Felix Milam; her sister, Judy Milam Mason in 2020; and her brother, James Felix Milam, Jr., in 2010.

She was born on September 16, 1948, in Cartersville, Georgia, and the family subsequently moved to Rome, Georgia, where she graduated from Model High School in 1967. Carolyn was employed with Etowah Employment, her second family, for fifteen years.

Carolyn was very passionate about human rights throughout her entire life, and saw everyone as an equal and everyone as a friend. She had a heart of gold, and a sense of humor and storytelling abilities that rivaled no one. Her inside beauty matched her outside beauty. She was an incredible mother, fiancée, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Our world will not be the same without her in it.

My Brother and I are grateful for the support that we have received from the community. We are abundantly grateful that we had the privilege to call her Mom. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will not be a public service. In lieu of flowers please donate, in her name, to the American Cancer Society and go out and buy a scratch off.

Daniel’s Funeral Home.

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