Obituaries: Mrs. Alva Jean Broome, Mr. Robert Lawrence “Larry” Best Jr.

Obituaries: Mrs. Alva Jean Broome, Mr. Robert Lawrence “Larry” Best Jr.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mrs. Alva Jean Broome, age 79, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at her residence.

Mrs. Broome was born in Cassville, Georgia on March 21, 1942, the daughter of the late Henry Radford Hibbert and Minnie Kate Baldwin Hibbert.  She was a member of Cornerstone Church.  She loved puzzles (which she shared with her sister) and word searches.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband of 56 years, Charles Wayne Broome.

She is survived by her children, Sandra Broome, Ginger Wilson (Cameron), and Mitchell Broome; her sister, Bonnie Ferguson; her brother, Charley Hibbert; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, with the Rev. Jody Hagerty officiating.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, on Thursday, July 29, 2021, from 1:00 pm until the service hour.

Mr. Robert Lawrence “Larry” Best Jr., age 66, of Cave Spring, GA, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021. Memorial services to celebrate Larry’s life will be held Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 12:00 noon at Chubb Chapel with Minister Joey Haneys officiating and his wife, Sandra Best delivering the eulogy.

The family will receive friends on Saturday August 14, 2021 from 11:00 AM until the service hour at the church.

Larry was born in Ridgeland, SC on March 3, 1955, a son of the late Robert Lawrence Best, Sr. and the late Elaine Jones Best. Larry had lived the greater part of his life in Cave Spring and was a member of The Church at Rome. He enjoyed woodworking and blacksmith work, but his greatest love was his family and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Terry.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Acker Best, to whom he was married on March 26, 1976; two daughters: Lauren Wigley and her husband Levi, Cedartown and Amy Rowe, Bedford, NH; grandchildren: Ava Ross, Lawson Wigley, Hunter Sarsfield, Maddie Sarsfield and Peyton Sarsfield; sister, Dee Simms and her husband Billy, Cave Spring; and step-father, Gerald “Honey” Lindsey and his wife, Reba, Rome.

The Smith & Miller Funeral Home.

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