Obituaries: Mrs. DeJuan Marcelle “Marcie” Thurman Fuqua,   Mr. Benjamin Locke “Ben” Graves Jr., Ms. Katheryne Reynolds Milam Lindsey, Mr. James Vizuet, Mrs. Carol Ann Mathis Watters.

Obituaries: Mrs. DeJuan Marcelle “Marcie” Thurman Fuqua,   Mr. Benjamin Locke “Ben” Graves Jr., Ms. Katheryne Reynolds Milam Lindsey, Mr. James Vizuet, Mrs. Carol Ann Mathis Watters.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

 

Ms. Katheryne Reynolds Milam Lindsey, age 90, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at her residence.

Ms. Lindsey was born in Summerville, GA, on November 15, 1931, daughter of the late Clyde Augustine Reynolds and the late Ola Mae Carter Reynolds.  She was also preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Lester Milam, to whom she was married for 34 years, her second husband, Charles Lindsey, to whom she was married for 10 years, a granddaughter, Angelia Faith Milam, and 9 siblings, John D. “Tommy” Reynolds, L.C. Reynolds, Lonnie Reynolds, Ernest “Sonny” Reynolds, Mary Nell “Myrt” Stamps, Annie Mae Gladney, Frances Shaw, Clifford Reynolds and Helen Reynolds.

Ms. Lindsey was a pioneer as one of the first female Pentecostal pastors in Rome, GA.  She played a vital role as a fundraiser in getting Beech Creek Church of God and Lakeview Pentecostal Church built.  Ms. Lindsey loved God, her family, her friends, flowers, working in her yard, feeding animals, and her huge collection of ceramic angels.  After retiring as pastor at Lakeview Pentecostal Church for 16 years, she attended Armuchee Church of God.  Ms. Lindsey was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was also a great friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her 2 children, L.M. “Tiny” Milam (Wanda), Rome, and Vicky Little (Winston), Rome; 5 grandchildren, Misty Dawn Milam, Rome, Josh Parker (Katherine), Rome, Sky Little, Rome, Samantha Garrison, Rome, and John Hagerich (Cathey), Rome; 5 great-grandchildren, Jordan Joyce, Emily Garrison, Luke Hagerich, Jasper Parker, and Hadley Parker; 2 siblings, Ronnie Reynolds and Mattie “Bootsie” Wright; many nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel.  The Rev. Allen Melton will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Monday from 12pm until 1:45pm.

Pallbearers are to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Monday at 1:30pm on Monday and include; Sonny Reynolds, Matthew Reynolds, Mark Reynolds, Kenneth Reynolds, Lamar Reynolds and Nolan “Pender” Dotson.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of funeral arrangements.


Mrs. Carol Ann Mathis Watters, age 90, of Rome, GA passed away peacefully at her home with her 2 daughters, Gail and Becky by her side.
Carol was born July 31, 1931, daughter of the late Robert Daniel Mathis and the late Rhoda Rebecca Yates Mathis.

Carol loved singing, especially Christian hymns. At the age of 14, she along with 3 other girls sang on the radio before a service of one of the local ministers. She also that same year was hired for her first job as a clerk at Kress Company. She graduated from Girls High School in 1948 and immediately went to work at the Eagle Stove Works as a bookkeeper, where she met the love of her life, James Mark, marrying on February 3, 1951. Upon leaving the Eagle, she went to work at Social Security as a DRT. In 1972, she, her husband, the late James Mark Watters, Sr., and son, the late James Mark Watters, Jr., “Mike”, opened Ivy House Florist from which she retired.

Carol Ann, as she was called by family and friends, will be remembered for her wit, wisdom, her expertise in writing and spelling. She will be remembered best for her love of Jesus Christ, her Savior. Carol Ann received Jesus as her personal Savior on December 7, 1941, in a Sunday School classroom at Calvary Baptist Church. She joined and was baptized at her beloved Maple Street Baptist Church, later Second Avenue Baptist Church, in 1949. She loved teaching Sunday School, especially to the 7-year-old children. She led all 3 of her children, and her husband James, to know Jesus as their personal Savior.

Carol Ann is survived by 2 daughters, Rhonda Gail and Edna Rebecca Watters. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters.

There will be no visitation; private interment. A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Second Avenue Baptist Church, 823 East Second Avenue, Rome, GA 30161 or to the Gideons International Ministry, P.O. Box 648, Summerville, GA 30747 in memory of Carol Ann.

Salmon Funeral Home.


Mr. James Vizuet, age 27, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on January 5, 2022.

Homegoing service will be Monday, January 10, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the New Hope Overcoming Cathedral Ministries 200 Nixon Ave, Rome 30161.

In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks are required in the church.

Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc.


Mrs. DeJuan Marcelle “Marcie” Thurman Fuqua, age 78, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Fuqua was born in Bartow County, Georgia on October 26, 1943, daughter of the late Benjamin A. Thurman and the late Ellie Edmondson Thurman.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy White, and by two brothers-in-law, Frank Mazzuchi and Robert Harris.  Prior to retirement, Mrs. Fuqua worked as a secretary at an attorney’s office in Rockmart.  She was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Elvin Clifford “Cliff” Fuqua; a son, Alan Fuqua (Lorie), Jackson, TN; two granddaughters, Allie Elizabeth Barnett (Preston) and Jamie Leigh Fuqua; a great granddaughter, Brylee Ann Barnett; two sisters, Linnelle Mazzuchi and Jane Harris; special friends, Jerry & Martha Lambert and David & Juanita Eury; special nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 2pm at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church with the Rev. Mac McCurry and the Rev. Clyde Hampton officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 1pm until the service time.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.


    

Mr. Benjamin Locke “Ben” Graves, Jr., age 75, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at his residence.

Mr. Graves was born in Columbia, SC on August 13, 1946, son of the late Benjamin Locke Graves, Sr. and the late Willie Mae Walker Graves.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carol Nichols Graves, by a brother, Robert Graves, and by an infant sister.  Mr. Graves was a graduate of Berry Academy and attended Berry College.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam War.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years at Lockheed-Martin in Marietta.  Mr. Graves was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Leigh Rolan (Timothy), and Rebecca Robinson, all of Rome; 3 grandchildren, Caitlin Robinson, Rockmart, and Andrew and Ansley Rolan, both of Rome; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:30am in Georgia National Cemetery with the American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard presenting military honors.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

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