Obituaries: Ivy Joe Allen, Mr. Curran Max “Mike” Brown, Ms. Kena Chapman,  Bobby Gene George Sr.,  Mr. Gary Norman Gottlieb, Ms. Joy Linley, Mrs. Bobbie Jo McBurnett Dalrymple, Mrs. Esettle Louise Phillips Prevatt.

Obituaries: Ivy Joe Allen, Mr. Curran Max “Mike” Brown, Ms. Kena Chapman, Bobby Gene George Sr.,  Mr. Gary Norman Gottlieb, Ms. Joy Linley, Mrs. Bobbie Jo McBurnett Dalrymple, Mrs. Esettle Louise Phillips Prevatt.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Former Cave Spring Mayor Bobby Gene George Sr., 84, of Cave Spring, died Saturday evening, February 20, 2021 in a Rome hospital.

Mr. George was a native of Cave Spring, and was born November 6, 1936, a son of the late Judson Marion George and the late Lucy Melvina Brock George. Mr. George was a graduate of the Cave Spring High School, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring and the Mackey Lodge #120 F. & A. M. Mr. George was also a former Jaycee when he lived in the Acworth area for several years. Mr. George served on the Cave Spring City Council and also as Mayor, and he had owned and operated Apple Tree Antiques and the Apple Tree Nursery and Landscaping Company for a number of years prior to his retirement.

Mr. George was married to the former Mary Frances Wiggins May 6, 1956, and was preceded in death by her October 30, 2004. Besides his wife and parents, Mr. George was also preceded by five brothers, Billy George, Harvey George, Moody George, Joe Allen George and Julius George.

Survivors include one son, Bobby George, Jr. and his wife Kim of Rome, and one daughter, Mrs. Ann Dean and her husband Chuck of Ashtabula, Ohio. Five grandsons, Josh (Jamie) Dean, Jake Dean, Kegan Dean and Andrew Dean, all of Ashtabula, and Robby George of Rome, and one sister, Mrs. Janie McAbee of Rome also survive.

Private graveside services for the family of Mr. George will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Cave Spring Cemetery with Rev. Dale Byars officiating.

Memorials may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS.66675-8516 or by going online.

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel.


Ms. Kena Chapman, age 54, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021.

Homegoing services for Ms. Kena Chapman will be announced at a later date.

Wright Memorial Mortuary.


Ms. Joy Linley, age 90 of Rockmart, Georgia, passed away on Sunday February 21, 2021.

Graveside service will be Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 1:00 pm Polk Memory Gardens 2245 Rockmart Hwy, Cedartown, Georgia.

Wright Memorial Mortuary.


Ivy Joe Allen, age 65, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Allen was born on Feb 1, 1956, to the late Louise Mitchell Allen in Floyd County. He was raised by George and Odessa Jones.

He attended Floyd County and Chattooga County schools. Later in life, he was proud to obtained his GED. He loved the Lord and accepted Christ during his youth. He had many hobbies, his favorite was riding and taking care of his horses. He worked several jobs. His last employment was at the Calhoun City schools as a janitorial manager.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Diane Campbell.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories his two children, Ivy Joe Allen Jr. and Teresa S. Allen of Rome Ga, two sisters Gloria Jones and Alicia Tinsley of Saginaw, MI. Special friends: James Hammonds and Evangelist Elaine Owens and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

There will be a private memorial for damily and close friends at a later date.

Wright Memorial Mortuary.



Mr. Curran Max “Mike” Brown, age 63, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Brown was born on July 7, 1957, son of the Late J. D. Brown and the late Clemmie Cordelia Clark Brown.  Prior to becoming disabled, he was a delivery driver for the Rome News Tribune.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Brown.

Survivors include his companion, Bertha Leona Dennis; stepdaughter, Mary Lynn Woodard; special friend, Teresa Robinson.

Private interment will be held in Rome Memorial Park.

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

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