Obituaries: Ms. Carla E. Jones, Mr. Steve Ray Smith, Mrs. Katie Ann Wiley, Mr. Wallace Larry Youngblood.

Obituaries: Ms. Carla E. Jones, Mr. Steve Ray Smith, Mrs. Katie Ann Wiley, Mr. Wallace Larry Youngblood.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mr. Steve Ray Smith, age 65, of Aragon, GA, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, in a local hospital.

Mr. Smith was born in Rockmart, GA on December 7, 1955, son of the late Joseph Ray Smith and the late Wilma Gene Gaston Smith.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Barry Lee Smith.  Mr. Smith attended Pepperell Schools in Lindale.  He was a skilled carpenter for a number of years but prior to his retirement, he was employed as a truck driver with J. & D. Grading Company in Adairsville.  Mr. Smith was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his companion, Darlene Bone, Aragon; a daughter, Sharon Haney, Calhoun; 2 sons, Phillip Smith (Stacie) and Jeffrey Smith (Rebekah), all of Taylorsville; a brother, Jimmy Smith (Sharon), Aragon; several grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, at 3pm at Flint Hill Baptist Church.  His nephew, the Rev. Tyler Smith, and the Rev. Chris Johnson will officiate.  Interment will follow in Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Flint Hill Baptist Church on Monday from 1pm until the service hour.

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


 Mrs. Katie Ann Wiley, age 36, of Lindale, GA, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at a local hospital.

Katie was born in Rome, Georgia on September 10, 1985, daughter of Mary Polifka Gilmore and the late Mike Johnson.  She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Keith Gilmore.  Katie was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.  She was a freelance web designer.

Survivors include her husband, Christopher Lee Wiley; her mother, Mary Gilmore, Lindale; a son, Grayson Wallace; four siblings, Steven Johnson (Meka), Beth Kelley (Jeremy), Nicholas Gilmore (Gracie), and Selena Gilmore (Justin); nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Derrick Evans officiating.  Interment will follow at Floyd Memory Gardens.

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

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


Ms. Carla E. Jones, age 47, of Cedartown transitioned September 18, 2021. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. Please keep the family lifted in prayer.

F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


Mr. Wallace Larry Youngblood, age 82, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021, in Cedartown, GA.

Mr. Youngblood was born in Americus, GA on August 22, 1939, son of the late William Zacaria Youngblood and the late Willie Belle Ayres Youngblood.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.  He was Mold Technician with Franklin Cast Aluminum Company, retiring after several years of service and was of the Baptist faith.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his companion, Linda Lucile Hayes, and by 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Survivors include his son, Jimmy Dewayne Youngblood (Heather), Sardis, MS; a stepson, Jamie Hayes (Crisshan), Cedartown; 2 brothers, Edward Youngblood (Annette), Montgomery, AL and Henry Youngblood, Cape Canaveral, FL; 2 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 9 step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Thursday, September 23, 2021, in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with his stepson, Jamie Hayes, officiating.  Private interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 1pm until time for the service.

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