Obituaries: Mr. James R. (Happy) Adams, Mr.Cleveland Jerome Baker, Lamar Black, Mr. Herbert Caroll Blumberg, Mr. Kevin Wayne Bolt, Mr. Robert Earl (Bobby) Graves, Mr. Charles William Hilliard, Calvin Reese Jackson, Mr Miles Montgomery, Paul Samuel Paynter, Mrs. Elender Louise Hobgood Pegg.

Obituaries: Mr. James R. (Happy) Adams, Mr.Cleveland Jerome Baker, Lamar Black, Mr. Herbert Caroll Blumberg, Mr. Kevin Wayne Bolt, Mr. Robert Earl (Bobby) Graves, Mr. Charles William Hilliard, Calvin Reese Jackson, Mr Miles Montgomery, Paul Samuel Paynter, Mrs. Elender Louise Hobgood Pegg.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Calvin Reese Jackson, 97, passed away August 31, 2021, at his home in Rome, GA after a brief battle with cancer.  He was born January 22, 1924, in Fayette County, GA, the son of the late George Warren and Cora Hartley Jackson.  He was of the Baptist faith and a member of First Baptist Church of Rome.

Mr. Jackson attended High School at Fayetteville before his induction into the Army in February 1943 at Ft. McPherson, Georgia.  He trained with the 345th Infantry at Camp McCain, Grenada, Mississippi until October of 1943, specializing as an automatic rifleman.  After basic, the unit was sent to Ft. Ord, California for six weeks training, and from there to San Francisco, where they boarded a liberty ship and departed for the South Pacific, landing at New Caledonia.  He went from there to Fiji, where his unit joined the Americal Division of the U. S. Infantry, replacing men who were wounded, killed, or sick after the intense fighting on Guadalcanal.  The Americal soldiers went on to Bougainville, Leyte, Cebu, and Burias Island, and in September 1945, after the war had ceased, they served in the occupation force, landing at Yokohama, Japan.

PFC Calvin R. Jackson left Japan on a converted luxury ship and disembarked in Washington State in October 1945.  He received his honorable discharge on December 8, 1945, at Ft. McPherson, GA.  His service awards include:  Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Pacific Service Medal with bronze stars, World War II Victory ribbon with bronze arrowhead, and Philippine Liberation ribbon with bronze star.

On June 29, 1946, Calvin Reese Jackson married Dorothy Ann Woolsey in the Winship Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.  A few months later, they moved to Rome and established Jackson Typewriter Company, a dealership for Royal Typewriters, and later Victor Business Machines.  He operated the business for 41 years, retiring in 1988.  Mr. Jackson was a member of the American Legion Post #5 in Rome, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Americal Division Veterans Association and a life member of the Rome Power Squadron.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Dorothy Ann Woolsey Jackson, by a sister, Mrs. Estelle Olson of New Orleans, LA, and by a brother, Russell Jackson of Mineral Bluff, GA.  His survivors include his sister, Mrs. Helen Allen of LaFayette, GA;  three daughters, Jean (Neal) Brumbeloe of LaGrange, Ellen (Joe) Clary of Valdosta, and Teresa (Bill) Roby of Marietta; six grandchildren, Reesa (Brian) Woodman, Ben (Katie) Clary, Jeffrey Brumbeloe, William (Lin Geng) Roby, Kim (Tyler) Willett and Edward (Meghan) Roby; great grandchildren, Lauren, Caleb and Ava Grey Woodman, Mason and Gray Clary, Erin and April Ann Roby, Clary Ann Willett, and Calvin Jackson “Jack” Roby.

A service for Mr. Jackson will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 2pm in the Sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Rome.  Dr. Ron Murray will officiate with the American Legion Post #5 Honor presenting military honors.  The family will receive friends in the church garden following the funeral service.

The interment service will be on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 1pm in Woolsey Historic Cemetery, 242 Hampton Road, Woolsey, GA  30215.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or woundedwarriorproject.org, to the TV Ministry of First Baptist Church of Rome, 100 East 4th Ave., Rome, GA, 30161, or to the charity of your choice.

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


Mr Miles Montgomery, age 63, of Rome, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Homegoing Services are incomplete but will be announced at a later date.

Wright Memorial Mortuary.


Mr. Kevin Wayne Bolt, age 55, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Kevin was born in Rome, Georgia on September 1, 1965, son of the late Wayne Bolt and Diane Royer Morris.  Kevin was a loving father, husband, “Pawpaw”, and son.  He loved his family, his friends, and his dog, Gauge.  Being a “Pawpaw” was his number one job, and he loved spending time with his grandbabies.  Kevin left us suddenly and all too soon. His smile and laughter lit up every room.  He will forever be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Nancy Ballard Bolt; son, Justin Kevin Bolt (Maegen); daughter, Megan Elizabeth Johnstone; mother and step-father, Diane and A. D. Morris; grandchildren, Liam and Bristol Bolt; father-in-law, Everett Ballard, and his partner, Jeral McClay; sisters, Amy Jayasekar (Navin), and Kelley Maravilla (Joe); brother, Dee Morris; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 11am in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with Pastor Mac McCurry officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on  Saturday from 9am until 10:45am.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are requested at both the visitation and funeral service.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble on Saturday at 10:45am and include: Chapo Reyes, Bryan Royer, Clinton Kilgore, Justin Davis, Justen Crowe, Ben Ozment.

In lieu of flowers  please consider making a contribution to the following

https://gofund.me/70d6dc62


 

Mrs. Elender Louise Hobgood Pegg, age 86, was called to her eternal rest on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

A native of Floyd County, Georgia, Mrs. Pegg was born on March 1, 1935, daughter of the late Rednal Hobgood and the late Minnie Lee Neely Hobgood.

She is preceded in death her husband, Daniel Richard Pegg who she married on May 4, 1953, by a granddaughter, Amanda Jane Henderson, by two brothers, Rednal Doyle Hobgood and Grady Ray Hobgood, and by two half-brothers, R. B. Greeson and Morris Greeson.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Kathy Tabor and her husband, Don, Lafayette, and Vickie Kidd; a grandson, Henry Kidd; a great grandson, Anthony Frazier; a great granddaughter, Amelia Henderson; a grandson-in-law, Tyrone Henderson, all of Rome; nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Pegg was always smiling and loved Southern Bluegrass Gospel Music, especially the banjo.  She was a member of Silver Creek Church of God and Sugar Valley Baptist Church.  A woman of great faith, she served with love and detail.  She organized the Christmas Card Exchange for the church, and she loved telling each family “Merry Christmas and God bless you.” every time.  She was very faithful in her attendance to church and helped in the children’s Sunday School class, VBS, Homecoming, fall festivals, and visiting shut ins.  Anywhere the Lord led her, she helped.  She loved God, her family, and her country.  He laughter, smile and her loving ways will be greatly missed by many dear relatives and friends.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 3pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Mitch Phillips officiating.  Private interment will be at Floyd Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Sunday from 2pm until the service time.


Mr.Cleveland Jerome Baker of Columbus, Ga (formerly of Rome, Georgia) laid down all of his burdens and went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Homegoing Services are incomplete but will be announced at a later date.

Local survivors include his wife, Michelle Porter, and brother, Charles McConnell.

Wright Memorial Mortuary makes the announcement for local survivors.


Mr. Charles William Hilliard, age 78, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at a local hospital.

Mr. Hilliard was born in Lindale, Georgia on April 14, 1943, son of the late William Thomas Hilliard and the late Annabelle DeHart Hilliard.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Hilliard, and by a sister, Mildred Hilliard.  Mr. Hilliard was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.  Mr. Hilliard was the owner/operator of C. Hilliard Plumbing and Electrical.  He was an avid gospel music fan.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Nell Martin Hilliard; four godchildren, Anna Banks, Nathaniel Banks, Daniel Banks, and Nicole Canada; a great godson, Braxton Canada; siblings, Samuel “Sam” Hilliard, Stella “Susie” Dempsey, and Geneva Hundley; special friends that he loved like siblings, Lewis Banks and Nancy Canada; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. J. Clinton Green officiating.  Private interment will follow in East View Cemetery with the Rev. Barry McCullough officiating and the American Legion Post #5 Honor guard presenting military honors.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Tuesday from 12 noon until 1:45pm.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble on Tuesday at 1:30pm and include:  Active: Nathan Banks, Daniel Banks, Jeff Ploof, John Wright, Jerry Rayburn, and Anna Banks.  Honorary: Braxton Canada, James Moore, Perry Snow, and Bill Pledger.


Mr. Herbert Caroll Blumberg, age 98, of Rome, GA, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at an assisted living facility in Rockmart, GA.

He did it all, gave everything his very best, and now he is being laid to rest. He loved his wife dearly, Babette, who preceded him death. He was a real winner.

A graveside service will be held at 3pm on Friday, September 3, 2021 in the Rodeph Shalom Section of Eastview Cemetery.

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


Mr. James R. (Happy) Adams, age 71, of Rome, Ga., passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Homegoing Services are incomplete but will be announced at a later date.

Wright Memorial Mortuary Inc.


Mr. Robert Earl (Bobby) Graves, 59, of Sand Rock, Alabama, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at his residence.

Mr. Graves was born in Mountain Home, Idaho on April 16, 1962, son of William Tommy Graves and Carol Jean Bartlett Graves while his father was stationed there in the Air Force.

Mr. Graves was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Airborne and was a retired truck driver associated with Osborne Trucking Company for 15 years prior to his retirement a couple of years ago. A devout Alabama Fan, he enjoyed camping and riding horses.

Mr. Graves is survived by his wife, the former Tammie Mullins, to whom he was married May 8, 1998; by his daughter, Sarah Graves of Magnolia, Texas; and by step-sons Barry Agan and Byron Agan. Two grandchildren, Max Scott and Brayden Scott, two step grand-sons, Mason Agan and Dalton Agan, his mother Mrs. Carol Humphrey and a brother in law, Steve (Wendy) Prater along with several uncles, an aunt and a number of nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Graves will be held Monday, September 6, 2021 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga at 10:30 A.M. EDT with military honors presented by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 2:00 P.M. till 4:00 P.M. EDT.

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel.


Lamar Black, age 83, of Centre passed away Thursday September 2, 2021 at her residence.
Lamar was born on July 7, 1938 in Dekalb County AL., to the late Bill Black and Pearl Lee Fannin Black. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War while serving in the Army. He retired from G.E. after 34 years. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Lanolian Black, James Dillard Black, Mary Ruth Taylor, Billie Chamless, Saville Ann Daniels.
Survivors include his wife: Rovine Latla Black; children: Richard Lamar (Shannon) Black, and Melanie Lynn (Richard) Wright; grandchildren: Dominic Black, and Valerie Lynn Wright; siblings: Lawrence Edwin Black, Pearline Faye George, Betty Jean (Robert) Almond, Barbara Burrows.
Graveside and interment services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday September 4, 2021 at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with Lawrence Black officiating.
Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Paul Samuel Paynter, age 53, of Cedar Bluff, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Paul was born November 3, 1967. Daniel’s Funeral Home.

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