Obituaries: Mr. Eric Joseph Grant Sr., Mrs. Jacqueline Green Gresham, Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Lee Terrell.

Obituaries: Mr. Eric Joseph Grant Sr., Mrs. Jacqueline Green Gresham, Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Lee Terrell.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.


Mr. Eric Joseph Grant Sr., age 45 of Rome, Georgia, passed away on May 01, 2021.

Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.

Wright Memorial Mortuary.

Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Lee Terrell, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Terrell was born in Floyd County, GA on December 9, 1936, son of the late Roscoe Lee Terrell and the late Lillian Montgomery Terrell.  He was a graduate of Armuchee High in the class of ’54 and had spent all of his life in the Armuchee community and had served in the Georgia National Guard.  He was a member of the Floyd Springs Masonic Lodge # 167 F. & A. M., the Rome Shrine Club, and was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church.

Mr. Terrell owned and operated Terrell Optical, a business he began in 1977.  He loved his family, his staff and friends and never met a stranger.  He was the kind of man that would give you the shirt off his back, if you needed it.  He was always ready to listen or give advice.  If he was not at the office, you could find him mowing his grass and keeping his yard nice and neat.  He also enjoyed making a big pot of Brunswick Stew on Labor Day, feeding his family and friends, which thought it was the best they had ever eaten.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Gail Terrell Tilly and Millie Terrell Moore.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Bowen Terrell, to whom he was married on June 25, 1955; 3 daughters, Donna Terrell Baxter (Randy), Rockmart, LeAnn Terrell Lindell (Rick), Powder Springs, and Beth Terrell Momon (Tim), Rome; a sister, Juanita Terrell Ingram, Powder Springs; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel.  The Rev. Mac McCurry will officiate.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with Floyd Springs Masonic Lodge # 167 presenting Masonic graveside rites.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel from 5 until 7pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.  At other hours, they may be contacted at their residences.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Rome Shrine Club.


Mrs. Jacqueline Green Gresham, age 83, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday morning, May 1, 2021, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Gresham was born in Rome, GA on October 13, 1937, daughter of the late William and Ruby Freeman Green. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Johnson Gresham, and by her brother, Charles Nathan Green. She was a graduate of Pepperell High School in Lindale. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with Battey Machinery here in Rome for a number of years. Mrs. Gresham attended First Baptist Church of Lindale where she was active in the Survivors Sunday School Class and the Senior Adult Choir.

Survivors include her son, Doug Gresham (Melinda), Rome; 2 grandsons, Ben Gresham (Joelynn), Rome, and Josh Gresham (Rebecca), Cartersville; 4 great grandchildren, Wyatt and Avarie Gresham, and Amelia and Audrey Gresham; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 3pm at the graveside in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Jim Cook and Minister Steve Rogers will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Wednesday from 12 noon until 2pm.

Pallbearers are requested to assemble at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1:30pm and include: Wayne Lovvorn, Michael Gresham, Rodney Gray, Lee Warren, Charles Hilliard, Kenny Green, and Ron Winslett.

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