Funeral services held for second victim of Bypass/Blacks Bluff Road accident; celebration of life for the engaged couple is Sunday.

Funeral services held for second victim of Bypass/Blacks Bluff Road accident; celebration of life for the engaged couple is Sunday.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for a Rockmart man who died Tuesday following injuries sustained in a Dec. 26 accident in Floyd County that also claimed the life of  his fiance, Talor Bennett.

Cody Holland was driving the vehicle that left the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road that Sunday morning. Floyd County Police said Bennett, 28, of Rockmart died at the scene. Holland was taken to Atrium Health Floyd with severe injuries. His obituary (below) says he died Tuesday surrounded by family.

He is the 28th person to die on Rome/Floyd County roads in 2021.

In addition to Saturday’s services, friends are planning a celebration of life for the couple. Details follow the obituary.


Mr. Micheal Cody Holland, age 31, of Rockmart, GA., passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., with his family by his side.

Cody was born on June 23, 1990 in Austell, GA. to parents, Mr. Dwayne Callahan and Mrs. Angela “Angie” Holland Callahan. Cody was a 2009 graduate of South Paulding High School. He was a very loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to all who knew him. He enjoyed anything outdoors, hunting, fishing and he was an avid duck hunter. His nephew Stetson was his world and he was Stetso’ns. Cody loved God, his family, his country and loved to honor any veteran he met. Cody was saved and baptized with his brother Ryan when he was 7 years old. He was a member at Narroway Baptist Church and although he didn’t attend regularly, he was very knowledgeable in the word of God. He was a hard worker, very conservative and patriotic. He was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, Cody is survived by his brother, Ryan Wayne (Brittany) Callahan; sister in law, Mary Bennett, nephews, Stetson, Blaze and Connor, niece, Savanna. Grandmother, Mrs. Sheila Holland, grandfather, Mr. Wayne Callahan; aunt and uncle Penny (David) Beam, ; cousins, Rachel Baggett and Brandon Baggett.

Cody was preceded in death by his fiancé Talor Bennett, grandmother, Mrs. Wanda Callahan and grandfather, Mr. Jerry Holland.

Funeral services for Cody were held Saturday evening, January 1, 2022, from the chapel of Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Tibbitts officiating.

In keeping with his wishes, Cody will be cremated following the service.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations be made to the website. This organization was very dear to Cody’s heart.

Savannah Talor Bennett, 28, of Rockmart, GA passed away December 26, 2021. A visitation was held Friday, December 31, 2021, at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta, GA.

Talor was born in Atlanta, GA but was raised in Powder Springs, GA. For the last 6 years, she has called Rockmart, GA home.

She loved being outdoors, to travel, and the beach. She loved giving back through her work, AquaGuard, and with Must ministries. But she was the most passionate about being a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.

Talor always brought a light with her. She was the most kind, gentle and compassionate person. But her most noted attribute was her humor- she loved to make those around her laugh.

She was preceded in death by her Granny: Mary Rackley Bennett and her uncle: Robert Kiers. Talor was later joined by her fiancé, Cody Holland.

Survived by her father: David Bennett; mother: Donna Bennett (Cam Klocke); sisters: Robin Nickels and Mary Bennett; nephews: Blaze Nickels and Stetson Callahan.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Talor’s nephews at @stetsonblaze on Venmo.


  • Foxwoods Event Center. The gathering is set for 2 until 6 p.m. Sunday (from Facebook).
  • Where: 416 Bethany Church Rd, Tallapoosa
  • What: “Join us for a Celebration of Life for Cody Holland and Talor Bennett; two people that enjoyed life and want us to celebrate their big personalities that were loved by so many. Food and drinks will be provided. Please do not wear black but instead bright colors or camo or patriotic wear as a representation of Cody and Talor’s personalities, hobbies, etc.


    The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. Dec. 26 on the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road Southwest. Google Map.


Media release: A Rockmart woman was killed Sunday morning in a single vehicle crash on the southern Rome Bypass near Black Bluff Road. The driver of that vehicle was in serious condition at a local hospital.

Floyd County Police identified the victim is identified as Savannah Taylor Bennett, 28, of Rockmart. The driver was Micheal Cody Holland, 31, of Rockmart.

The couple were traveling with a group who had been hunting Sunday morning. The call to 911 was placed at 9:54 a.m. Evidence at the scene indicates that the Toyota truck was traveling south on Ga Loop 1 near Blacks Bluff Road when it left the western edge of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, which rolled several times and ejected both the driver and passenger.

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