Obituaries: Ms. Emma Neal, Susan Lynn O’Dell, Mr. Barry Rowland, Mrs. Kathryn W. Cagle Taylor.

Obituaries: Ms. Emma Neal, Susan Lynn O’Dell, Mr. Barry Rowland, Mrs. Kathryn W. Cagle Taylor.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mrs. Kathryn W. Cagle Taylor, age 77, of Rome, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, at a Blue Ridge assisted living facility.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Floyd County, Georgia on August 3, 1944, daughter of the late John Herman Cagle and the late Pauline Timms Cagle.  She attended North Rome Church of God.  Prior to retirement in 1994, Mrs. Taylor worked as a nurse.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, yardwork, the outdoors and doing cross stitch.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Dr. Marvin Edward Taylor, to whom she was married on September 26, 1959; four sons, Marvin Wesley Taylor (Patricia), Gaithersburg, MD, Rev. Steven Taylor (Desi), Hiawassee; Johnny Shawn Taylor (Angie), Whitesburg, and Rev. Paul Edward Taylor (Farrah), South Lebanon, OH; two brothers, Jackie Cagle, Silver Creek, and Donnie Gene Cagle, Turtletown, TN; thirteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two nieces.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 1pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday from 12 noon until the service time.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble on Friday at 12:30pm and include: Matthew Taylor, Andrew Taylor, Eli Taylor, Joey Smith, Jay Kines, and Tim Rogers.

Ms. Emma Neal, age 69, of Rome, on November 15th, 2021 at her residence.

Homegoing services will be announced at a later time.

Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc.

Susan Lynn O’Dell, age 71, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

She was born on February 14, 1950, in Columbus, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late George and Bernice Lotz. Susan was a member of Savior of All Lutheran Church, Cartersville, Georgia. Prior to retirement, Susan was an elementary school teacher for Rome City Schools. She was a graduate of the University of Georgia where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She was dedicated to the education of her students and was named teacher of the year for her efforts.

Susan had many interest during her life. She loved her plants, garden and yard, resulting in her yard receiving the nickname, “Gibbs Garden of Rome.” Her second love was the beach. She would spend her entire life at the beach if possible. She loved to travel, whether it was Germany, Mexico, Canada, the mountains, the beach or glaciers, but her real love was the love of her two grandchildren. Her entire universe revolved around them. Just prior to her hospitalization, Susan learned that a third grandchild was on the way, bringing her untold joy and happiness.

Susan cherished the closeness she maintained with her friends and the many happy moments they shared. Susan loved her dachshund, Bailey, and she was very active in numerous dachshund rescue societies. Her previous dachshund named Herschel, shows her dedication to her alma mater, UGA, with both dachshunds being named after UGA football stars, Champ Bailey and Herschel Walker.

Susan is survived by her husband, William A. O’Dell, her sons, Judson Brent O’Dell (Tara), and Carter Brandon O’Dell (Kim), her daughter. Lindsay Brooke McAllister (Brian), a brother, George W. Lotz, of Columbus, Georgia and a sister, Nancy Ann Streetman of Hurtsboro, Alabama. Susan was preceded in death by a son, Ryan Blake O’Dell.

A memorial service will be conducted Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Daniel’s Funeral Home with Rev. Norv Havens officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to, St. Jude Children’s Hospital. A catered reception will be held immediately following the service at the funeral home.

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.


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