Gayland Andrew Dodd Sr., 71, died peacefully at home in the early morning hours of the Autumn Equinox, September 22, 2021.
Born in Rome, Georgia on July 22, 1950, Gayland was the son of Martha Puckett Green and Henry Dewey Dodd, Jr. Raised as a devout Christian, Gayland was a member of North Broad Baptist Church. Gayland attended Pepperell High School, where he excelled in both academics and sports, earning a National Merit Scholarship for his PSAT scores, earning victories in the state and national track and field meets, and securing a position as an All-State linebacker.
He attended Harvard University, where he played football, and graduated from Berry College with a degree in chemistry and set school records in track and field. He then spent several decades as a systems engineer, serving as the president of the consulting firm Spring Creek Process Development, Inc. and providing his expertise in streamlining automated chemical refining processes to numerous corporate clients along the East Coast and Canada. Before his health declined, he enjoyed participating in casual pickup basketball and volleyball at the Rome YMCA. An avid reader, he was also a member of Mensa and remained intellectually active throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Gerald Dodd, a niece, Andrea Young, and by his maternal grandparents, June and Janie Puckett.
Gayland is survived by Julia O. Dodd, his wife of 48 years; his two children, Andrew Dodd, Rome, GA, and Dr. Alexandra Dodd, Savannah, GA, and his younger sister, Sandra Grooms, Rome, GA.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 1pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Micah Pritchett officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday from 12 noon until the service time.
Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks are requested at both the visitation and service.
Pallbearers are asked to assemble at 12:30pm and include: Andrew Dodd, Alexandra Dodd, Jimmy Satcher, Jason Satcher, David Dellinger, and Jimmy Lifsey.
The family wishes to express appreciation to Coosa Home Health and Redmond Medical Center for their care over the past several months.
Corey Steven Myers, age 29, passed away Sunday September 19, 2021.
Corey was born on August 27, 1992 in Rome GA. Corey lived life the the fullest and had a very kind heart and quick wit. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Corey is survived by his father David Myers and mother Kay Myers, grandparents Bobby Myers, Frank and Patty Durden, great grandmother Ruth Myers, brothers Robert and Grayson Myers, sister Samantha McGhee and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 until 2:00 PM on Saturday October 2, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome GA. 30165.
Following visitation will be a private ceremony for family.
Mrs. Hazel Robbins Ghorley, age 93 of Rome passed away Monday September 20, 2021 in local hospital.
Mrs. Ghorley was born October 20, 1927 in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Julius Robbins, and Roberta East Robbins. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Ghorley was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Ghorley, daughters, Brenda Terry and Sherry Hammitt, and several siblings.
Survivors include daughter, Rita (James) Lindsey, sister, Margaret Wood, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday September 28, 2021 at Way of The Cross Baptist Church, with Rev. Donald Lindsey, officiating. Interment will follow in Lindale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. until the funeral hour on Tuesday at the Church.
Pallbearers include Benj Hammitt, Michael Terry, Zachary Davenport, Tyler Davenport, James Lewis and Dakkota Lindsey.
Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Jason Todd Henson, age 51, of Cartersville passed away Sunday September 19, 2021 at his residence.
Jason was born on June 22, 1970 in Rome GA., to the late William J. Henson and Mary J. Henson. He was preceded in death by a son Logan Henson.
Survivors include siblings: Corey Henson, Jeff (Tracy) Henson, and Lisa (Vernon) Smith; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday September 25, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Lewis officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service hour on Saturday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.