Obituaries: Mr. Tony Fitzgerald Dean, Mrs. Virginia Tucker Launier, Mrs. Dorothy L. Fain-Moultrie, Mrs. Annetta McClung Mull, Ms. Olivia Lee Turner.

Obituaries: Mr. Tony Fitzgerald Dean, Mrs. Virginia Tucker Launier, Mrs. Dorothy L. Fain-Moultrie, Mrs. Annetta McClung Mull, Ms. Olivia Lee Turner.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mrs. Annetta McClung Mull, age 85, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Lindale, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021.

Mrs. Mull was born in Rome, GA on April 6, 1936, daughter of the late James and Hattie Sisson McClung.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Wesley Mull.  Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Bookkeeper at Coosa Country Club in Rome.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lindale.

Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Turner Joiner (David), Hoover, AL; her son, Dr. Jeff Turner (Marie), Norcross, GA; 2 grandsons, Michael Turner (Kaitlyn), Loganville, GA, and Robbie Joiner (Candy), Cumming, GA; 3 great grandchildren, William, Ella, and James Joiner.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 11am at the graveside in Floyd Memory Gardens.  The Rev. Jerry Brooks will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association.

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


Mrs. Dorothy L. Fain-Moultrie of Lansing, Michigan (formerly of Rome, Georgia) laid down all of her burdens and went home to be with Jesus on Sunday August 28, 2021. Following an extended illness.

In keeping with her wishes formal arrangements will follow at a later date. Local survivors include her brother, Roscoe McConnell, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. makes the announcement for local survivors.


Mr. Tony Fitzgerald Dean, age 51, of Augusta, Ga. (formerly of Rockmart) transitioned August 30, 2021. Complete arrangements are forthcoming.

F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


Mrs. Virginia Tucker Launier, age 77, died Friday, August 27, 2021. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia on October 20, 1943, the daughter of Mr. Luther Titus Tucker and Mrs. Beatrice Violet Hatley Tucker. Preceded in death by two sisters, Linda and Helen Tucker. Also, Mrs. Launier’s late husband Mr. Arthur G. Launier.

Mrs. Virginia Launier went to Floyd Jr. College and earned two Associates of Art and two Associates of Science and Human Services. Along with a degree in Criminal Justice. She was a registered Hypnotherapist and recognized by the GA. Board of Hypnotherapy for her practice. Mrs. Launier began her own practice in February of 1999 and closed in 2010. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Regina Launier, Linda-Kay Launier McLaughlin and husband Camron McLaughlin. She had two grandsons, Cole C. Proffitt and Samuel A. McLaughlin. Her two granddaughters, Adayln and Olivia McLaughlin. Sister, Rita Bratton of Oak Island, N.C. and niece Amanda Bratton.

Activities and hobbies included needlepoint, reading, knitting, gardening, and bird watching. She loved watching the Atlanta Braves play baseball and never missed a UNC college basketball game. What gave her most joy was loving on her grandkids.

A Biblical Wake for Virginia will be officiated by Deacon Stuart Neslin on Thursday, September 2nd at 4 pm in the chapel of Daniel’s Funeral Home, 901 East Second Avenue, Rome followed by a general visitation at 5 pm.


Ms. Olivia Lee Turner, age 30, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021, at her residence.

Ms. Turner was born in Rome, GA on October 17, 1990.  She is the daughter of the former Jamie Lee Babb and John Clinton Turner.  Ms. Turner was a 2009 honor graduate of Armuchee High School.  Prior to her becoming ill, she was employed with Office Depot in Calhoun.  She was a member of Calhoun Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Jamie Lee Turner, Rome; her father, Clint Turner, Rome; her sister, Sequoia Turner, Rome; her step-grandmother, Dollie Babb, Silver Creek; her beloved canine companion, Ellie Mae; 2 uncles, Mark and Jim Babb, both of Rome; a niece, Brooke Babb, Rome.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.  Her Pastor, the Rev. Barry McCullough, and the Rev. Scott Lambert will officiate.  Interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday from 5 until 7pm.

Pallbearers are requested to assemble on Friday at 1:30pm and include:  Blake Merritt, Ronald Merritt, Richard Merritt, Josh Merritt, Russell Merritt, Greg Egbert, and Emory Eaves.

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