Obituaries: Marsha Lynn Nance Gaskin, Glenn Delano Hall, Helen Carter Peace, Vincent Slade Smith.

Obituaries: Marsha Lynn Nance Gaskin, Glenn Delano Hall, Helen Carter Peace, Vincent Slade Smith.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.
On April 14, 2021, Helen Carter Peace, was called to her Heavenly home.
Known to a few as Momma, Mother, Grandmomma, or Gi Gi, but more widely known as Helen, she was born in Anderson, SC on July 16, 1927 to the late Andrew and Bessie Massey Carter. Helen retired in 1989 after many years of food service work at Garden lakes Elementary School. While she might have been retired, food was still her passion. Known locally for the famous macaroni and cheese she prepared for every event and for always having a pitcher of sweet tea ready in case a visitor dropped by, Helen was a true southern lady. She was a longtime member of the former 5th Avenue Baptist Church and a member of Garden Lakes Baptist Church at her passing.
Living to the age of 93, Helen was greeted in Heaven by a multitude of people including husband, CF “Pete” Peace, and son, Bill Peace, her parents, three brothers, and two sisters. Surviving is her son, Bruce Peace (Jocelyn) of Armuchee, GA; daughter-in-law Sherry Peace of Rome, GA; grandchildren, Jody Peace (Kristen) of Acworth, GA, Jordan Donegan (Nick) of Rome, GA, and Jenna Peace of Jacksonville, FL; great grandchildren, Rett Donegan, Lillian Peace, and Reid Donegan; and numerous nieces and nephews including Beverly Kelley of Taylors, SC.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 17th at Garden Lakes Baptist Church. Mrs. Peace will lie in state at the church from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday, April 17th. A private burial will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens immediately following the service. Masks are requested for the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you share the love that Helen shared with so many by providing a meal for someone in need. Alternatively, donations can be made to Summit Quest to support those who are undergoing cancer treatments. Donations can be sent to Summit Quest, P.O. Box 1135, Rome, GA 30162 or at
Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Glenn Delano Hall,  88, of Rome, passed away Wednesday April 14.

Mr. Hall was born on March 7, 1933 in Rome, Ga., son of the late Van and Essie Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Faye, brothers Ernest, Gene, Joe, Wayne, Bill, Ronnie and sister Sarah Stansell. He is survived by two sons from his first marriage (Roma), Bryan (Jan) and David (Janet) as well as stepchildren: Cindy Simmons, Tamara Harris (Rob), and Chuck Digsby. Grandchildren: Kelli Dover, Julie Burkhalter, Emily Russell, Molly Hall, Meredith Butler, Ben Hall, Thomas Hall and Tanner Hall. Step-grandchildren Ben Silver, Aspen Simmons, Tori Simmons, Cali Walker, Noah Tolbert, Shawn Alexander, Angela Alexander and Chelsea Digsby, plus numerous great grandchildren.

Mr. Hall was a graduate of Rome High School in 1951 and proud to serve in the United States Marine Corps until 1955. Upon leaving the Marine Corps, Mr. Hall was one of the first employees hired at the new Inland Container plant in Rome. He retired after 36 years of service as Plant Production Manager.
Mr. Hall was a member of the North Rome Church of God. He was a longtime football, baseball and basketball coach at the Boys Club as well as a 9-12 and Pony League baseball coach behind the levee.
The family will receive friends on Friday April 16th from 12:30 – 2:00 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow in the chapel of the Good Shepherd Funeral Home in Rome with Rev. Shane Dover officiating. Pallbearers are Ben Hall, Ben Silver, Jesse Burkhalter, Ben Walker, Noah Carter and Hunter Dover. Interment will be at East view cemetery with Bryan Hall presiding .

Special thanks to great friends Roy and Evelyn Mixon and to the entire staff and residents at The Harbor (Renaissance Marquis) for their kindness during trying times.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at

Vincent Slade Smith, age 56, of Rome passed away Friday April 9, 2021.
Vincent was born on March 4, 1965 in Bradenton Florida, to the late Joe Smith and Mack Helen Brown Smith. Mr. Smith loved cars, fishing, camping, being outdoors. He was also a prankster.
Survivors include children: Salina (Otis) Mills, David Smith, and Billy Joe Smith; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; siblings: Shan Smith, and Melinda Sutton.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday April 17, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service hour on Saturday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Marsha Lynn Nance Gaskin passed away peacefully at her home on April 14, 2021. Marsha was born on February 19, 1957 in Rome, GA to the late Cecil Ray Nance and Mary Ann Nance Land. After being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in November of 1978 at the age of 21, she continued to battle the disease until her death. She attended Coosa School and was a member of Refuge Church (formerly Wax Baptist Church).

Marsha is survived by her beloved husband Ricky Gaskin to whom she was married for 38 years. She also leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Jeremy Gaskin and Scott Hudson. Four grandchildren Hayden Gaskin, Summer Gaskin, Gary Gaskin and Haley Falls. She is also survived by three siblings, Jayne Nance Diggs and her husband Gary of Silver Creek; Betty Herron and her husband Ted of Akron, Ohio; Wyatt Nance and his wife Carole of Cartersville and a very special aunt, Sue Bowman who resides in Rainsville, Alabama.

Family members and close friends of Marsha observed a woman of great faith and courage…never complaining of the pain or inconvenience of her debilitating disease. She loved the Lord with all her heart and on the most difficult and painful days, would often comment “I know that God has purpose for me”. She adored her grandchildren and when they would visit or stay overnight she made sure they enjoyed the outdoors, barnyard animals, riding around their property in the golf cart, playing games, watching their favorite cartoon or movie and much more.

According to her wishes, Marsha will be cremated and her ashes scattered at a favorite location on their property. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

The family of Marsha would like to express their appreciation to the staff and nurses at Tapestry Care Hospice, with a special thank you to Crystal, Heather and Leigha.

Daniel’s Funeral Home.


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