Obituaries: Steven Hoyt Bagwell-Benedict, Mrs. Iro Tolbert Clark, Patricia Swinford Couey, Dr. Larry Gene Davis, Mrs. Michelle Lynn Kelley Green, Mrs. Sarah Kathryn Padgett.

Obituaries: Steven Hoyt Bagwell-Benedict, Mrs. Iro Tolbert Clark, Patricia Swinford Couey, Dr. Larry Gene Davis, Mrs. Michelle Lynn Kelley Green, Mrs. Sarah Kathryn Padgett.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mrs. Sarah Kathryn Padgett, age 83, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at a local healthcare facility.

Mrs. Padgett was born in Heard County, Georgia on January 17,1938, to the late Ray Emerson Kight, Sr. and the late Nati Shirey Kight. Kathryn was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Frank Padgett, her two great grandchildren, Berkley and Henry Simpson, her brother, Hulyn Kight, her sister-in-law, Ann Kight, her brother-in-law, Gene Lane, and a special nephew, David Ray Kight.

Kathryn, lovingly called Kat or Kitty, lived a full life with her family and friends. She enjoyed playing tennis, spending time with her grandchildren, and loved her Frank dearly. In her more recent years, Kitty enjoyed spending time with her special friend and caretaker, Ginger Van Horn.

She is survived by her sons, Chris Padgett (Connie) of Rome and Scott Padgett (Amy) of Rome; her grandchildren, Lauren Simpson (David), Taylor Padgett, Gracie Padgett, and Greyson Padgett; her great grandchildren, Sadie and Isaac Simpson; her brothers, Ray Kight, Jr. and Kenneth Kight (Carol); her sister, Sue Lane; her sister-in-law, Anne Kight; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 3:00 pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Garrett officiating. Interment will be held on Thursday January 28, 2021, in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, on Saturday, January 23, 2021, from 2:00 pm until the service hour. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks are requested.


Mrs. Iro Tolbert Clark, age 56, of Rockmart transitioned January 20, 2021. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


Patricia Swinford Couey, 78, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away on January 19, 2021. Patricia was born February 21, 1942, in Rome, Georgia, to Louis Ira Swinford and Mary Hoarce Moore Swinford. After graduating from West Rome High School in 1960, she attended Shorter College and studied history. She married Marvin D. Couey, Jr. of Rome on February 21, 1965, and raised three daughters with him. Ms. Couey worked at Moore’s Grocery, Swinford Grocery, and later ran Swinford and Couey with her mother and father (a family business that was on Division Street for almost 80 years). Later, she worked for the Bartow County School System and retired from Allatoona Elementary in 2008.

Patricia was an active Girl Scout. She joined Girl Scouts in the 1950’s. As an adult, she was very active in the Sweet Gum Service Unit as a troop leader, assistant troop leader, and service unit officer. For over 15 years, she led several troops in the Cartersville and Kingston areas and helped numerous girls learn to have self confidence and be self sufficient while providing her girls with a positive role model, trusted adult, and mentor. In addition to Girl Scouting, Patricia enjoyed reading, genealogy, history, traveling, the outdoors, and bird watching, but what she loved most was her granddaughters.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Hoarce Swinford. She is survived by her sister Betty Ezzard Swinford Powell, her aunt Donnis Swinford, Marvin Couey, her three daughters: Sandy Couey of Adairsville, Marti Couey of Cartersville, and Nicole Couey of Tallahassee, her beloved son-in-law Enrique “Ricky” Iruegas, her three granddaughters: Kiersten Iruegas, Abbigail Brownlee and Sarah Beth Brownlee, and her nephews Chip and David Ezzard, her cousins of Granny’s Girls: Betty Powell, Carolyn Sims, Charlotte Bedwell, Liz Leming, Theresa Murray, Regina Bishop, Sue Alford, Linda Newton, Penny Percival, Jennifer Jackson, Donna Thomas, and her lifelong friends Pam Green Rawls and Nancy Saxton.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Oaknoll Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Allatoona Elementary School and the cherished students: Allatoona Elementary School Counselor’s Fund 4150 New Hope Church Rd Acworth, GA 30101

Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Steven Hoyt Bagwell-Benedict, age 50, of Summerville, passed away Tuesday January 19, 2021 in a local hospital.
Steve was born January 14, 1971, in Floyd County Ga. a son of Carol Lang Scott, and the late Richard Bagwell.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Benedict, son, Corbin (Carlee) Benedict, mother, Carol Scott, sister, Marie Mill, grandchildren, Colt and Caislee Benedict, nephew, Anthony Sanchez, special friends, John and Teresa Thurman.
Services will be held at 4:30 P.M. Saturday January 23, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. until the service hour at the funeral home.

 

 

  Mrs. Michelle Lynn Kelley Green, age 45, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at her residence.

Mrs. Green was born in Fairfield County, Ohio on September 1, 1975, daughter of Brenda Kelley Dennison and John Michael Dennison.  She was of the Christian faith.  She worked as a caregiver for Big Springs Assisted Living in Cedartown.  Mrs. Green was preceded in death by a daughter, Jodi Morris, on December 24, 2019.

Survivors include her husband, Jason Green, to whom she was married on October 27, 2009; four children, Nicole Sullins (Tyler), Rome, Aspen Nicole Schott (Tyler), Phenix, AZ; Jake Morris (Meme), Rome, and Kenzie Green, Rome; her mother, Brenda Dennison, Rome; her father, John Michael Dennison, Rome; a brother, Jeremy Michael Dennison (Crystal), Rome; two grandchildren, Taylor Sullins and Blake Schott; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev, George Nix and the Rev. Will Hassan officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

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

Pallbearers are asked to assemble on Wednesday at 1:30pm and include: Jason Green, Tyler Sullins, Jake Morris, Jeremy Dennison, Paul Trevino, and Gavin Dennison.


Dr. Larry Gene Davis, age 84, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at his residence.

Dr. Davis was born in Polk County, GA on March 14, 1936, son of the late James Owen Davis, Sr. and the late Vera Pauline Rudeseal Davis.  He was also preceded in death by his wife of over 64 years, Juanita Jones Davis, by an infant son, Larry Carthel Davis, by a great granddaughter, Ada Ryan Burk, by a sister, Jennie Ruth Davis Robinson, by a brother, Sherman Davis, and by a special aunt, Myrt Rudeseal.

Brother Larry, as he was affectionately known by many of us, received his calling to ministry at the age of 17.  Following his ordination at Wimberly Hill Baptist Church in Cedartown, Brother Larry accepted his first Pastoral appointment at Dugdown Baptist Church in Haralson County. Over the years, he served as Pastor at Wimberly Hill Baptist Church in Cedartown, Fairview Baptist Church in Rockmart twice, East Rome Baptist Church twice, Mt Carmel Baptist Church in Ft. Payne, AL twice, and White Oak Springs Baptist Church in Dallas.  He also served at Ridgeway Baptist Church in Lafayette, Piney Grove Baptist Church in Acworth, and New Prospect Baptist Church in Rockmart, prior to his retirement.  After an undergraduate degree from Covenant College, Dr. Davis received his Doctoral degree from Liberty University. Dr. Davis served as After-Care Minister for Henderson & Sons Funeral Homes for several years prior to his retirement.  He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Rockmart.

Survivors include his 2 daughters, Kaye Davis Trovillion (Greg), Rockmart, and Traci Davis Hayes (Rodney), Rockmart; his son, Barry Davis (Penny), Cedartown; 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; 2 sisters, Annie Lee Davis Cauthen, Cedartown, and Elaine Davis Henderson, Acworth; a brother, Rev. James Owen “Bud” Davis, Jr., Cedartown; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 3pm at New Prospect Baptist Church in Rockmart, GA with his Pastor, the Rev. Jason Purser officiating.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed.  Private interment will follow in Northview Cemetery, Cedartown.

The family will receive friends at New Prospect Baptist Church on Sunday from 1pm until the service hour.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

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

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Mission:Dignity at missiondignity.org.

The family extends a special thanks to Regency Hospice, especially to their nurse, Jessica Herndon, for their ministry during this difficult time.

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.


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