Obituaries: Mr. Dennis James Little, Mr. Johnny Mack Trotter.

Obituaries: Mr. Dennis James Little, Mr. Johnny Mack Trotter.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

 

Mr. Dennis James Little, age 57, of Lindale, GA, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021, in a local hospital.

Mr. Little was born in Rome, GA on December 30, 1963, son of the late Dennis and Betty Phillips Little.  He was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Genie Salter, Vicky Little, and Wanda Little, and by a brother, Tony Little.  Mr. Little was a 1983 graduate of East Rome High School and attended Floyd College.  He spent many years in law enforcement as an officer with the Rome Police Department, the Summerville Police Department, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed as Code Enforcement Officer with Bartow County for several years.  Mr. Little was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lynn Smith, to whom he was married on July 26, 1990; a daughter, Felisha Carter (Caleb), Lindale; 3 grandchildren, Caleb Carter, Jr., Kaylynn Carter, and Ruby Carter; 2 sisters, Suzy Day, Rome, and Kathy Roach, Ava, MO; 3 brothers, David, Wayne, and Gerald Little, all of Rome; nieces and nephew.

A memorial service will be held at the graveside in East View Cemetery later.

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


Mr. Johnny Mack Trotter, age 68, of Lindale, GA, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, in a local hospital.

Mr. Trotter was born in Rome, GA on August 14, 1952, son of the late John William “J. W.” Trotter and the late Bobbie Mormon Trotter. He was a 1970 graduate of Pepperell High School in Lindale and attended Berry College prior to graduating from Chattahoochee Technical College.

A Master Carpenter, Mr. Trotter worked several years with Wayne Robinson Builders. He then became a Carpentry Instructor at Coosa Valley Technical College. Prior to his retirement, he was Facilities Director for the entire Georgia Northwestern Technical College system. Mr. Trotter was a member and Deacon of Fairview Baptist Church where he served as Church Treasurer and held other leadership positions. He was a Past-President of the Floyd County Cattlemen’s Association, currently serving as Treasurer.

Survivors include his wife, the former Carol Stager, to whom he was married on July 19, 1975; a daughter, Sarah Trotter Smith (Wesley), Lindale; a son, Andrew Trotter (Hailey), Lindale; 3 grandchildren, Landon Trotter, Hadley Smith, and Ellison Smith; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 11am at Fairview Baptist Church with his Pastor, the Rev. Trey Stephens, and the Rev. Billy Fricks officiating. Interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Tuesday from 4 until 7pm.

Pallbearers are requested to assemble at Fairview Baptist Church on Wednesday at 10:30am and include: David Boswell, Dave Stager, Malcolm Stager, Paul Roberts, Barry Williams, Gordon Martin, Larry Mormon, and Allen Free. Honorary pallbearers will include the “Hardee’s Breakfast Bunch” and his colleagues from Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 2348 Old Cedartown Road, Lindale, GA 30147.

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