Obituaries: Mr. Terry Harvel Barnes, First Lady Thirley Lillian Grier, Mr. Christopher Lynn Jarrard, Mr. Freddie Earl Stewart Sr., Doris Joan Sills Terry.

Obituaries: Mr. Terry Harvel Barnes, First Lady Thirley Lillian Grier, Mr. Christopher Lynn Jarrard, Mr. Freddie Earl Stewart Sr., Doris Joan Sills Terry.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mr. Terry Harvel Barnes, age 58, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at a local hospital.

Mr. Barnes was born in Rome, Georgia on October 29, 1962, son of the late Harvel Hermon “Dick” Barnes and the late Shirley Tanner Barnes.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Barnes.  Mr. Barnes was a member of The Church of God Union Assembly in West Rome.  He previously worked for Best Manufacturing and Walmart and currently was a bus driver for the Floyd County Board of Education.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Gail Weatherby Barnes; two sons, Curtis Craig Barnes, Rome, and Terry Anthony Barnes, Rome; a daughter, Sabrina Nicole Cotton, Rome; four grandchildren, Aubrey Barnes, Dallas Barnes, Audrey Cotton, and Caiden Barnes, with one more on the way; two sisters, Dorothy Rape and Lisa Peterson; two brothers, Leslie Barnes and Michael Barnes; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 4pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Oley Wilson officiating.  Entombment will follow in the Rome Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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


 

First Lady Thirley Lillian Grier, of Rome transitioned September 10, 2021 from Labor to Reward. Her Life will be celebrated in days to come. Please keep Bishop Bobby Grier Sr. and the entire family in your prayers.

F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


Mr. Freddie Earl Stewart Sr., also known as Big Freddie, passed away Thursday evening, September 9, 2021, in a local hospital.

A native of Rome and Floyd County, Freddie was born August 5, 1932, son of the late Robert Varner Stewart and Mary Lou Smith Stewart. He was a veteran of the United States Marines and Air Force. Freddie was a police officer for over 16 years with the City of Rome Police Department before moving to the Floyd County Police Department where he worked for over 25 years before retirement at age 75. He loved his Harley-Davidson motorcycles and was an avid John Wayne fan.

Freddie is survived by his wife, Frankie Mae Johnson Stewart; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lee and Gary Johnson, and Susan and David Cordell; one son and daughter-in-law, Freddie Earl “Middle Freddie” and Mandy Stewart, Jr.; stepchildren, Jackie Lynn and Terry Paige, Jerry Handley Harcourt, Terry James and Wendy Harcourt, Gwen Sue Cagle, Ruby and Dale Brownlow, Lisa Fowler and Phil and Leigh Fowler. Sixteen great-grandchildren a host of great-great-grandchildren, along with two brothers, Dan and David Stewart, also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon, September 14, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in the Alvis Miller Memorial Chapel of Salmon Funeral Home with Rev. Joey Ineichen officiating. Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens.

Freddie’s family will receive friends at Salmon Funeral Home on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until the service hour.

Pallbearers will include Stuart Johnson, Tommy Stewart, Freddie “Little Freddie” Stewart, III, James Stewart, Brian Paige, Jerry Harcourt, Jr. and Shannon Cordle.


Doris Joan Sills Terry, age 78, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Terry was born in Dekalb County, Georgia on March 18, 1943, daughter of the late J.D. Sills and the late Susie Blount Sills. She was a member of West Rome Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Everett Terry, her brothers, Weyman Sills and Maxie Sills, and a grandchild, Brandon Sullins.

She is survived by her children, Deborah Joan Davenport (Gilbert), Susan Denise Terry, and Matthew Everett Terry; her grandchildren, Sarah Davenport, Harrison “Bubba” Davenport (Anna Marie), Halley Sullins (Amber), Hayden Terry, and Amanda Davenport; her brother, Charles Sills (Linda); her sister, Lila Shiflett Barber; her sisters-in-law, Martha Kemp, Gayle Sloan, and Flora Sills.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 2:00pm at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens Gazebo with the Rev. Greg Cater officiating.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm.


Mr. Willie E. Armstrong, age 60, of Rome transitioned September 10, 2021. A Memorial Service will follow at a later date.

F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


Mr. Christopher Lynn Jarrard was born Aug. 3, 1961, in Rome, GA and passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at his residence.   He was the son of Betty Ann Gresham Jarrard and the late Jimmy Remoan Jarrard Sr.

Chris grew up attending First Assembly of God in Rome, Georgia where he served as Sunday School teacher, Youth Pastor, Deacon and many other influential roles.  He also attended Northside Church in Armuchee.

Chris loved technology, tinkering, fishing, owning various businesses as well as owning and managing Jarrard’s BBQ for many years. He loved a good competition.

Chris was a very compassionate man who did not let his physical disability slow him down. He helped raise his two stepdaughters and was currently raising two foster daughters.  Earlier in life, he also helped raise his two nieces and nephew as if they were his own.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Debbie Jarrard, Armuchee; mother, Betty Ann Jarrard; brother, Terry L. Jarrard, Sr. (late Alva Jarrard) Rome; step daughters, Christal Hill and Angie Davies (Andrew); two granddaughters; nieces, Rebekah Geier (Kevin) and Aimee Hays (Tony); nephew, Terry Jarrard, Jr. (Caroline) Rome; great nephews, Hunter Hays (Abbey), Landon Hays, Chase Geier, and Terry Jarrard, III; great nieces, Madison Geier and Alyssa Jarrard.

Henderson and Sons South Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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