Obituaries: Mrs. Juanita Jones Davis, Mr. Billy “Bill” Charles Moore, Mr. Christopher Hubert Renfroe, Dr. Anthony Neil “Tony” Warren Sr., Mr. Edward Ronald Washington, Mr. Bill G. Whittle.

Obituaries: Mrs. Juanita Jones Davis, Mr. Billy “Bill” Charles Moore, Mr. Christopher Hubert Renfroe, Dr. Anthony Neil “Tony” Warren Sr., Mr. Edward Ronald Washington, Mr. Bill G. Whittle.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mrs. Juanita Jones Davis, age 82, of Cedartown, GA, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Davis was born in Polk County, GA on September 24, 1938, daughter of the late Albert Franklin Jones and the late Mildred Godwin Jones. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Larry Carthel Davis, by a great grandchild, Ada Ryan Burk, by a sister, Jewell Sloman, and by a brother, Raydon Jones. Mrs. Davis was a graduate of Rockmart High School. She was a loving and dedicated Pastor’s wife, mother, and friend to many in the communities that they served over their ministerial career. Mrs. Davis was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Rockmart.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Larry G. Davis, to whom she was married on June 8, 1956; 2 daughters, Kaye Davis Trovillion (Greg), Rockmart, and Traci Davis Hayes (Rodney), Rockmart; a son, Barry Davis (Penny), Cedartown; a brother, Jack Jones, Mableton; 7 grandchildren, Amy Dutton (Kevin), Jennifer Smith (Josh), Sean Sweeney, Ryan Burk (Taylor), Dylan Trovillion (Hallie Crete), Sarah Trovillion, and Allison Burk; 5 great grandchildren, Emma and Ivey Smith, Landon and Halie Dutton, and Aiden Burk; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 3pm at New Prospect Baptist Church in Rockmart with her Pastor, the Rev. Jason Purser officiating. Interment will follow in Northview Cemetery in Cedartown.

The family will receive friends at New Prospect Baptist Church on Friday from 1pm until the service hour. Social distancing guidelines will be followed at the visitation and the service and masks are requested by the family.

Pallbearers will include the following gentlemen: Sean Sweeney, Dylan Trovillion, Ryan Burk, Kevin Dutton, Josh Smith, Greg Trovillion, and Rodney Hayes.

The funeral service will be streamed live on the New Prospect Baptist Church Facebook page.

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


Mr. Christopher Hubert Renfroe, age 70, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday morning, January 9, 2021.

Chris was born June 24, 1950 in Macon, GA to Mary and Calvin Renfroe. He graduated from Coosa High School and worked for Miller’s Department Store and Sherold Salmon Motor Company.

Chris was a member of Georgia Mountain Music Club and enjoyed fishing, watching wrestling and visiting with friends. Chris spent the majority of his life in Rome; for the last two last years Chris lived at Cave Spring Manor where he will be remembered for his friendly nature and assistance to his fellow residents. Chris was preceded in death by his father, Calvin, and his mother, Mary.

Chris is survived by his brother, Dennis Renfroe, his sister, Lou Comer, nephew David Renfroe and several cousins.

Funeral services for Chris will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 10:30 in Salmon Funeral Home, 2516 New Calhoun Highway NE with Pastor Gary Graves officiating. Interment will follow at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family requests no flowers but those interested in honoring Chris’s memory may make a donation to the Rome-Floyd Community Kitchen, 4 Calhoun Avenue, Rome, GA, 30161.

Salmon Funeral Home.


Anna McKemzie Espy was born on September 26, 2001 and passed away on January 7, 2021. Daniel’s Funeral Home.


Mr. Billy “Bill” Charles Moore, age 71, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Moore was born in Rome, GA, on September 22, 1949, son of the late J. C. Moore and the late Leoma Terry Moore.  He was a 1967 graduate of Pepperell High School.  Mr. Moore was a veteran of the United States Army.  He retired from Georgia Power in 2005 after 33 years of service on their roving maintenance crew.  After his retirement, Mr. Moore worked for Harbin Clinic in materials management for 15 years.  He was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church.  Mr. Moore was known by his grandchildren as “Granddaddy, Grandy, and  D,” and loved each and every one.  He was a life-long, loyal Alabama fan.  His two great loves in this life were is family and the University of Alabama.

Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Vicki Alexander Moore, Rome; 3 children, Bridget Moore Gray (Jarrett), Rome, Chad Moore (Ashley), Calhoun, and Kimbell Hughes (John), Cartersville; 7 grandchildren, Connor Moore, Camden Moore, Wyatt Hughes, Carter Gray, Harper Moore, Avery Gray and Hensley Moore; a sister, Barbara Ingle, Rome; nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Moore will be cremated and no formal service will be held at this time.

Henderson & Sons funeral Home, South Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.


 

Mr. Edward Ronald Washington, age 84, of Rome transitioned January 9, 2021. Mr. Washington is an Army Veteran and a General Electric Retiree. Please keep the family covered in your daily prayers. Graveside Services for Mr. Edward Ronald Washington will be Monday, January 18, 2021 at 3 pm at Floyd Memorial Gardens (Hwy 411 ).

Public viewing for Mr. Washington will be Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 11 am until 6 pm and Monday, January 18, 2021 from 10 am until 2 pm at the Funeral Home. (Mask Required)

F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


 

Mr. Bill G. Whittle, age 82, of Rome, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at a local hospital.

Mr. Whittle was born in Rome, Georgia on July 8, 1938, son of the late Aubrey R. Whittle and the late Frances Payne Whittle.  Mr. Whittle was a graduate of Coosa High School.  He was a member of the Roadrunners Car Club right out of high school.  Prior to retirement, Mr. Whittle worked for 38 years in sales at Sears and Roebuck.  Mr. Whittle was a founding member of Eastgate Assembly of God and in later years considered North Rome Church of God his home church along with his family.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Marion Smith Whittle; a son, Chris Whittle (Shawn), Adairsville; a daughter, Angie Whittle Dickens (Tim), Rome; five grandchildren, Brandy Nelson (Jeffrey), Abbi Strawn, Chrystan Smith, Zachary Dickens, and Allyson Moon (Alex); two great granddaughters, Ryleigh Kate Nelson, and Olivia Spears; a brother, Lydell Whittle (Barbara), Rome; several nieces, nephews, and other family members.

In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Whittle will be cremated.  Private interment will be held at a later date at Floyd Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to P.A.W.S. at P. O. Box 946, Rome, GA 30162-0946

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


Dr. Anthony Neil “Tony” Warren Sr., age 77, of Lindale, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at his residence.

Dr. Warren was born in Union, South Carolina on July 20, 1943, son of the late Neil Comer Warren and the late Mairam Alberta Braisington Warren.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Suzanne Warren and by a son, David Armstrong Warren.

Mr. Warren graduated from McCormick High School while attending the John de la Howe School in McCormick, SC.  He was a graduate of Southern Institute of Technology and received his MBA and PhD from the University of Marietta and attended the University of Georgia School of Graduate Studies.  He served his country in the U. S. Army as a paratrooper in both the 82nd and 101st divisions and the U. S. Marine Corps.

Tony was the retired owner of Custom Hydraulics in Charleston, SC and was the previous owner of Lovely Doves of Rome.  He was a 32nd  degree Scottish Rite Mason and was a member of the Lindale Lodge #455 F&AM and the Rome Shrine Club where he was Past President and a Roadrunner.  He was Past Master of Mariner Lodge #2 F&AM in Charleston, SC.  He was the Past President of the John de la Howe School Alumni Association and was Past Commander of the N. B. Forest Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.  Tony was a member of the Silver Creek United Methodist Church and was a certified Lay Speaker for the North Georgia United Methodist Conference.

For a number of years, he enjoyed tutoring youth in math and science and being a Roadrunner taking children to their appointments at the Shriner’s Hospitals.  Tony loved to write and was the published author of “Lethe, the Life and Times of John de la Howe” as well as other publications.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl “Cherry” Worley Warren; a son, Anthony Warren, Jr.; a daughter, Dana Comm (Mike); grandsons, Christopher Warren and Anthony Warren, III; granddaughters, Heather Warren, Victoria Feagan (Mike), Tiffany Warren, and Lindsey Warren; eight great grandchildren; several nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 11am at Silver Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Holt officiating.  The Lindale Lodge #455 F&AM will present masonic rites.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday from 5 until 7pm.  Social distancing measures will be followed, and masks are requested at both the visitation and service.

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