Obituaries: Mr. William Farrell Broome Sr., Walter Gene Cranford, Ms. Jacqueline C. Creamer, Mrs. Evelyn Lorene Siniard Hendrix, Mrs. Mildred Jean Lanning Shuler, Mr. Phillip Stocks.

Obituaries: Mr. William Farrell Broome Sr., Walter Gene Cranford, Ms. Jacqueline C. Creamer, Mrs. Evelyn Lorene Siniard Hendrix, Mrs. Mildred Jean Lanning Shuler, Mr. Phillip Stocks.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mrs. Mildred Jean Lanning Shuler, age 91, of Cave Spring, GA, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2021, at a local nursing home.

Mrs. Shuler was born on June 16, 1930, in Tuckasegee, NC, daughter of the late Gene Lanning and the late Kathleen Moses Lanning.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harley Austin Shuler Jr., by a son, Phillip Scott Shuler, and by 4 siblings.  Mrs. Shuler was a graduate of Smoky Mountain High School.  She was a homemaker who also worked for a time at Dunkin Donuts.  Mrs. Shuler was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include 6 children, Don Shuler, Candler, NC, Carol Smith (Mac), Candler, NC, Kathy Self, Rome, GA, Joe Shuler (Sarah Ann), Calhoun, GA, Betty Ann Spriggs (Danny), Cedar Bluff, Al and Patty Shuler Baur, Rome; 2 sisters, Marcelle Kilpatrick and Judy McCuiston; 12 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 12:30pm on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Morning View Cemetery.  Deacon Stuart Neslin will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends from 11am until 12pm on Saturday at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.

Pallbearers are to assemble by 11:45am on Saturday at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, and include:  Danny Spriggs, Austin Adams, Mac Smith, Anthony Rice, Eric Parcell and Brian Parcell.

If you would like to send the family anything, please contact Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, for contact information.

 


 

Mr. William Farrell Broome Sr., age 90, of Rome, Georgia, passed away at his home and entered the gates of Heaven on September 29, 2021, with loving family by his side.

Bill was born on May 26, 1931, in Rome, Georgia to the late Marcus Ervin Broome and the late Birma Belle Dewberry Broome.  He graduated from McHenry High School in 1948 then entered the military serving in the U.S. Navy for 4 years during the Korean conflict.  His last assignment was on the USS WASP aircraft carrier.  He carried the rank of Aviation Machinist Mate Third Class AD3.

Bill played football in high school for the McHenry Cardinals and his love of football followed him to the Navy where he was recruited to the U. S. Navy football team and played several years.  After discharge, he attended the University of Georgia off campus for 4 years.  At the end of his enlistment, he married the former Sue Davis on July 10, 1953.  They were married 68 years and blessed with four wonderful children: Billly Broome (died at birth), Janice Swinford, William Farrell Broome, Jr., and Kim Hewitt, who have been by his side throughout his illness. His family was one of his highest priorities in life.

Bill worked for General Electric Company, Rome, Georgia for 40 years (1953 to 1993), employed in the Transformer Test Department, where he made many friends who kept in contact though the years.  James Tate was a coworker that visited frequently during Bill’s illness.

For those who knew Bill at work, church, or with the family, knew his kindness, thoughtfulness, and consideration of others.  He was always offering help to anyone that needed assistance regardless of the time needed.  He spent many hours fishing and gardening with his mother-in-law and alongside his father-in-law on construction jobs, which is where he learned many structure skills.  Bill was a loving son and spent hours sitting with his elderly Mother before her passing.

Bill was a charter member of Garden Lakes Baptist Church for 67 years where he was an usher, taught boys Sunday school, worked in the food pantry, and coached football and softball teams.  He loved the Lord and was a faithful servant in the church and community.  He also was an avid University of Georgia fan and on game day, would gather with the church family to watch and cheer on the Bulldogs.

Bill was a loving husband, wonderful caring father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He is survived by his wife Sue Davis Broome.  His children: Janice Swinford (Byron), Farrell Broome (Brenda) and Kim Hewitt (Bob). Five grandchildren: Allison Rogers (Jeff), Andrea Parton (Jamie), Drew Swinford (Lauren), Anslee Broome, and Eli Hewitt.  Three step grandchildren: Derrick Craig (Cari), Patrick Craig (Jennifer), and Bogan Ross (Holly) Five great grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Cohen Rogers, Haley Parton, Caroline and Gracie Swinford.  Five step great grandchildren: Mason, McKenna, Rowan and Knox Craig and Oakley Ross.  Two Sisters: Alma Dowdy, Julia Mathis (Hugh Don).  Two brothers: Lasker Broome (Betty) and Franklin Broome. Three sisters-in-law: Betty Johnson, Rita Smith-Cain (Greg) and Lavon Broome, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Birma and M. E. Broome, by two brothers C. E. Broome and Calvin Broome, and by two sisters, Wilma Fitzgerald and Louise Trapp.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 2pm at Garden Lakes Baptist Church with his Pastor, Dr. Jimmy Gentry, officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Garden in the Veterans Garden.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Friday, October 1, 2021, at Garden Lakes Baptist Church.

Pallbearers are to assemble by 1:30 PM on Friday, October 1, 2021, and include:  Byron Swinford, Drew Swinford, Jamie Parton, Jeff Rogers, Bob Hewitt, Eli Hewitt, Justin Smith, Greg Cain, Chip Johnson and James Tate.  Lasker Broome will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Homestead Hospice, Floyd Home Health, and Floyd CHF Clinic for their services.

Henderson and Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.


Ms. Jacqueline C. Creamer, age 70, of Rome transitioned September 30, 2021. Complete arrangements are forthcoming.

F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


Mrs. Evelyn Lorene Siniard Hendrix passed into the presence of the Lord on September 29, 2021.  She was born on October 8, 1938, daughter of the late Jesse J. Siniard and Dora Johnson Siniard.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter N. Hendrix.

After graduating from Pepperell High School in 1957, she worked at Grady Hospital in Atlanta where she met her future husband and joined him as he served in the U. S. Air Force until retirement.  While stationed in England, they were blessed with their first son, Mark, and were blessed with their second son, James, while in Idaho.

Evelyn was a giver, always doing for others and had such a quick wit, always making others laugh and enjoying being in her presence.  She was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Rome.

Evelyn is survived by her sons, Walter Mark Hendrix and James William Hendrix of Rome, her sister, Mildred Alexander of Florida, her brother, James W. Siniard of Rome, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 2:30pm at Mountain View Cemetery.  Pastor Rey Bibit will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday from 1pm until 2pm.


Mr. Phillip Stocks, age 61, of Rome transitioned September 30, 2021. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. Please keep the family lifted in prayer.

Care and Direction entrusted to F. K. Jones Funeral Home.

 


Walter Gene Cranford, 86, died Sept. 30, 2021. Services are set for Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at Fellowship Baptist Church. Calling hours will be from 2 until 4 p.m. followed by his funeral at 4 p.m. Interment will be Monday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home.

 

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