Obituaries: Mr. Barry Edward Bagwell, Ann Blankenship Barber, Margaret Ann Hulet, Mrs. Lottie Mae Love, Ms. Elsie E. McClure, Mr. Thomas Austin “Tommy” Mullinax, Mrs. Barbara Eleanor West

Obituaries: Mr. Barry Edward Bagwell, Ann Blankenship Barber, Margaret Ann Hulet, Mrs. Lottie Mae Love, Ms. Elsie E. McClure, Mr. Thomas Austin “Tommy” Mullinax, Mrs. Barbara Eleanor West

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mr. Barry Edward Bagwell, age 62, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Bagwell was born in Floyd County, GA on November 16, 1958, son of the late Raymond Eugene Bagwell and the late Lois Faye Harris Green.  He was a self-employed mechanic and attended Sunny Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Marie Bagwell, Rome, and Nichole Hunt, Rockmart; 4 sons, Carl Edward Bagwell, Raymond Duane Bagwell, and his fiancee, Emily Edwards, Elvis Trevayne Bagwell (Britni), and Blaine Tucker, all of Rome; a sister, Connie Chandler (Jimmy), Rome; the mothers of his children, Alice Banks, Adairsville, Linda Tucker, Cartersville, and Angela Bannister, Rockmart; 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson; nieces and nephews

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 5 until 7pm.  At other hours, the family may be contacted at the residence.


 

Ann Blankenship Barber, 87, passed away peacefully in Cumming, GA on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Ann was born February 11, 1934 and raised in Valdosta, GA, daughter of the late Robert Blankenship and Nellie Burke Blankenship.  In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her sister, Louise, and brothers, Johnny and James, and grandchildren, Greg Melton, Jr. and Samuel Elliott Black.  She was the head majorette in her high school marching band.  She twirled fire which is so very much like her personality.  She earned a scholarship to Valdosta State College for her achievements as a majorette.  She chose instead to support her husband, Ralph, and begin a family.

Ann worked briefly for Allstate in Austell, GA and in medical records at Cobb General Hospital.  The beach was her favorite place to be and she spent 17 years living in Panama City Beach, FL before returning to Georgia.  Ann had a personality that was full of life and very contagious.  She rarely met a stranger and never backed away from a challenge.  Her perseverance was admirable.  If there was an obstacle in front of her, she could figure out a way to overcome it.  She loved all animals, children, people, yardwork and flowers.  She could make anything grow.  She could fix anything and do anything.  Her favorite saying was “Can’t Never Could Do Nothing!”  I remember feeling, as a child, that there was nothing she couldn’t do.  She built things, sewed things and was always involved in all our activities – coaching, encouraging and supporting.  Although Ann was a strong woman on the surface, once past her strong exterior, God brought forth some of the sweetest, most sincere moments with her.  Her life will be carried on through the life of her family for generations to come.

Survivors include her children, Paula Alford (Guy), Katherine Urquhart (Dennis), Brenda Elmore (Carey), Leigh Black (Shane), and Ralph Barber, Jr. (Patti); her grandchildren, Dodi, John, Curtis, Kristin, Brian, Ashley, Samantha, Trey, Grace Anne, Lindsey, Emma Kate, Margaret, Anna Claire, and Joshua, along with 10 adorable great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Warren Lathem officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until service time.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are requested at both the visitation and memorial service.

Ann’s legacy of love and support of her children and grandchildren will far outlive her and point to her constant care and attention to family values.  Our Mom held our hands for a short time, but she holds our hearts forever!  She will be greatly missed.


Margaret Ann Hulet, age 66, of Rome passed away Sunday March 28, 2021 at a local hospital.

Margaret was born on November 28, 1954 in Rome to the late Carlton Fairchild and Nellie Elrod Fairchild. She was a former employee of the Rome Transit Department, but prior to her illness she was employed by the State of Georgia Department of Driver Services as a Driver Examiner. She was a member of Oothcalooga Baptist Church in Adairsville. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Jay “Chuck” Hulet, two sisters: Alice Bonds and Teresa Johnson.

Survivors include daughters: Tammy Jo (Chad) Griffin, Laura Ann Logan, Mary Elizabeth (Keela) Hibberts; 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; brother in law: Gary Johnson; sisters: Debbie (Jerry) Lewis, Vickie (Billy) Johnson, Gayther Creamer; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Monday April 5, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Lottie Mae Love, age 79, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Love was born in Rome, GA on April 18, 1941, the daughter of the late Dewey Lee Loudermilk and the late Leddie Mae Bratcher Loudermilk.  She worked at the Lindale Mill for several years.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Austin Powell and Hoyt Love, by her daughters, Eleanor Beebe, Martha Powell and Mary Powell, by her sister, Veatrice Hicks, and by her brother, Clyde Cox.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Twyla Brown, Alicia Grissom, Raven Carlock, Cassi Mikel and Brandi Blalock; her great grandchildren, Steven Webber, Stephanie Ellette, Dawson Ellette, Heaven Peace, Tristan Dominguez, Madison Blalock, Lucas Blalock and Logan Blalock; 7 great greatgrandchildren; her furry companion, Elvis Love.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, from 12:00 noon until the service hour.


Ms. Elsie E. McClure, age 81, of Rockmart transitioned March 30, 2021. Graveside Service for Ms. Elsie E. McClure will be Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 3 pm at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rockmart, Ga.

Care and Direction entrusted to F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


Mr. Thomas Austin “Tommy” Mullinax, age 67, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Tommy was born in Rome, Georgia on April 14, 1953, son of the late Freeman Ray Mullinax and Martha Joan Locklear Morgan. Thomas was a retired fireman, a 1971 graduate of Coosa High School, and was of Baptist faith.

Survivors include his children, Christi Fuller (Keith), Brian Z. Mullinax (LaSaunda), and Amy Mason (Michael); his mother, Martha Joan Locklear Morgan (Howard); his sisters, Nancy Andretta (Andy) and Janis Ray (David); his grandchildren, Kadi Sprayberry (Travis), Hannah Fuller, Maddi Fuller, Laney Smith, Briley Mullinax, Elijah Austin Smith, and Lindey Mullinax; his great-grandchildren, Kali Burdick, Daxten Burdick, and Liam Sprayberry; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with Dr. Janis L. Ray officiating. Interment will follow in East View Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Tuesday from 12:00pm until 2:00pm.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are requested at both the visitation and funeral service.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at 1:30 pm and include:  David Ray, Jon Ray, John Paul Locklear, Howard Morgan, Jimmy Bridges and Brian Z. Mullinax.


Mrs. Barbara Eleanor West, age 88, of Rome, GA, passed away Friday morning, April 2, 2021, in a local health care facility.

Mrs. West was born in Floyd County, GA on March 27, 1933, daughter of the late Charles Marion Smith and the late Bertie Mae Roberts Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James H. “Jimmy” West, by a daughter, Jennifer Gaye West, by a son, Steve West, by a son-in-law, Terry Chandler, by a sister, Iris Zimmerman, and by 4 brothers, Jim, Gene, Gregory, and Richard Smith. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for several years at World Carpets. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Jayne Chandler, Rome, Bobby West (Teresa), Summerville, Terri Winn (Robert), Cedar Bluff, AL, Karen Bates (Michael), Lindale, Chuck West, Rome, Beth Curles (Tommy), Rockledge, FL, and Scott West (Lisa), Lindale; 4 sisters, Marion Whittle, Rome, Nancy Brooks (Gene), Centre, AL, Sheila Baker (Michael), Silver Creek, and Vickye Rayburn (Terry), Augusta; 19 grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 4pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. Barry Henderson will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Wednesday from 2pm until the service hour. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Mrs. West.

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

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