Obituaries: Mr. Daniel Lamar Bolt, Edward Thomas Jackson, Mr. Barry Rowland, Ms. Charlcie Louise Selman, Mr. Timothy Franklin Sharpe, Rev. Dr. Walter Christopher Turner.

Obituaries: Mr. Daniel Lamar Bolt, Edward Thomas Jackson, Mr. Barry Rowland, Ms. Charlcie Louise Selman, Mr. Timothy Franklin Sharpe, Rev. Dr. Walter Christopher Turner.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mr. Daniel Lamar Bolt, age 92, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Bolt was born in Floyd County, Georgia on July 3, 1929, son of the late Lee J. Bolt, Sr. and the late Maude Brown Bolt.  He was also preceded in death by a son, David Wayne Bolt, in 1994, and by a brother, Lee Bolt, Jr.  Mr. Bolt was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during World War II.  He was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church.  Mr. Bolt received his Bachelor Degree from Oglethorpe University, his Masters Degree from Georgia State College, and a Specialist Degree from the University of Georgia.  Prior to retirement in 1997, he was an educator and counselor in Northwest Georgia.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Thelma Pope Bolt, to whom he was married on July 3, 1959; two daughters, Aleta Bolt McArthur (Ron), Rome, and Annette Bolt Henson (Lannie), Rome; two grandchildren, Tyler & Tara McArthur; a sister, Julie Bolt Arrington, Rome; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Wednesday from 3pm until 5pm.  Private interment will be held later at New Bethel Cemetery.


The Reverend Dr. Walter Christopher Turner slipped out of time and entered into eternity with Jesus on September 11, 2021, at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, GA. A resident of Cartersville, he was the son of C. Clayton Turner and Virginia Anne Gemes Turner and was born on February 29, 1948. As an adult he enjoyed his status as a Leap Year baby and the fact that he had only celebrated eighteen official birthdays on his last Leap Year event.

He attended Mary Lin Elementary School and graduated from William A. Bass High School in 1966. Walter earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Georgia in 1971 where he was a member of Phi Mu Alpha, played in the marching band, and sang in the Men’s Glee Club. He received a Master of Divinity from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in 1974 where he sang in the Candler Choraliers. Walter was awarded a Doctor of Ministry from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 2018.

In 1971 Walter was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and served at Fort Benning. During this time, he received the calling to enter into full time ministry. During the years which followed he and his soon-to-be wife, Margaret, had a traveling youth music ministry based out of his home church, Epworth United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Following their marriage on August 10, 1974, he relocated to Jackson, MS to serve as Associate/Youth Minister at Alta Woods United Methodist Church. He later pastored Big Point and Roberts Chapel United Methodist Churches in Mississippi. Having been ordained a deacon in the North Georgia Annual Conference, he was ordained an elder in the Mississippi Annual Conference in 1975.

In 1996 he became an ordained Teaching Elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and a member of their Presbytery of the Southeast. Walter deeply loved his fellowship within this group and cherished his brothers and sisters who were like-minded in their love of the Word, life in the Holy Spirit, and their callings to evangelism and missions. He served as pastor of Hope Church (EPC) in Cartersville and as interim pastor of Faith EPC in McDonough, GA. He was the beloved pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church (EPC), Rome, GA, at the time of his homegoing.

Walter taught at Beulah Heights University in Atlanta for almost twenty years and relished the opportunity to sow into the lives of many students from diverse cultural backgrounds. He was greatly blessed by the friendships he enjoyed with students, faculty, and staff. Walter also served as chairman of the board of Square Peg Ministries in Roswell, a children’s ministry. He loved, served, and blessed his wife, children, grandchildren, and siblings. Most importantly, Walter loved His Lord and, as a whole-hearted worshiper of his Savior, loved to sing His praises whether in a choir, a men’s quartet, or leading his congregation. He exemplified the unconditional love of Father God and not only taught us about that love, but modeled it to his family, friends, and those in his pastoral care.

Walter is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Margaret Gray Turner, daughter, Claire Turner McMahan and husband, Andrew, of Georgetown, TN, son, Christopher Gray Turner of Toccoa, GA, granddaughter, Caitlin Elizabeth McMahan, grandson, Mason Gray Anderson Turner, sisters Ginger Turner Clifton of Franklin, TN and Cheryl Turner Carson (Paul) of Smyrna, GA, and brother, Dr. C. Clayton Turner (Beverly) of Hoschton, GA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and several cousins. Walter was deeply loved by so many and will be greatly missed.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, 2:00 pm, at West Rome United Methodist Church, 1003 Shorter Avenue, Rome, GA 30165. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm and then again following the service. Private interment was previously held at Southview Cemetery, Covington, GA.

In lieu of flowers, gifts to honor Walter’s life and legacy may be made to:

Presbytery of the Southeast

  • Attn: Church Revitalization
  • P. O. Box 573
  • Signal Mountain, TN 37377


Square Peg Ministries

  • P. O. Box 2342
  • Roswell, GA 30077

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.

Mr. Timothy Franklin Sharpe, age 68, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at his residence in his favorite chair surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Sharpe was born in Rome, GA on July 13, 1953, son of the late Curly Anderson Sharpe and the late Lillian Stella Nelson Sharpe.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Thurmond.  Before retirement, Mr. Sharpe worked for Kellogg’s for over 25 years.  He was the family chef and could cook or grill anything that he put his hands on.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Delaine Smith-Sharpe, to whom he was married on April 25, 1994; 4 children, Rhonda Sharpe, Amanda Sharpe, David Sharpe and Timothy Sharpe, Jr.; 3 stepchildren, Billy Wayne Hicks, Brian Hicks, and Brandy Hicks; a sister, Lynn Gilreath; a brother, Ronnie Sharpe; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Sharpe will be cremated and will be placed back in his favorite chair with his hat beside him.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.

Mr. Barry Rowland, age 68 of Rockmart, GA transitioned on Monday, November 15, 2021. Complete arrangements have not been finalized.

F. K. Jones Funeral Home.

Ms. Charlcie Louise Selman, age 85, of Stone Mountain passed away Thursday November 11, 2021.
Ms. Selman was born October 25, 1936, in Detroit, MI a daughter of the late Charlie Selman and Nellie Allen Selman. She was a member of Mountain Park First Baptist Church, Stone Mountain. She retired from Atlanta Gas Light after 35 years of service.
Survivors include her sister, Penelope Penny, brother, Frank Salmon, nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday November 18, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Keith Savage, officiating. Interment will follow in Armuchee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friend one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Edward Thomas Jackson, age 77, of Silver Creek, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Edward was born November 25, 1943. Daniel’s Funeral Home.

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