Obituaries: Lisa Darlene Smith Bannister, Mr. Charles Clifford Cape, Ms. Kathy E. Coots, Ms. Rhonda Shaw.

Obituaries: Lisa Darlene Smith Bannister, Mr. Charles Clifford Cape, Ms. Kathy E. Coots, Ms. Rhonda Shaw.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Lisa Darlene Smith Bannister, age 59, of Rome passed away Saturday January 22, 2022.

Lisa was born on December 17, 1962 in Rome GA., to the Joe Dean Smith and Joann Simpson Smith.

Survivors include her husband Van Bannister; daughter: Ashley (Rex Evans) Bannister; grandchildren: Michael Cole Price, Tristan Van Evans; siblings: Terry Dean (Connie) Smith, Timmy Scott (BettyAnn) Smith, Sharon Smith (Dave) Fox; mother in law: Phyllis Bannister; sister in law: Kathy (LaDon) Qualls; brother in law: Tony (Rhonda) Bannister; aunt: Barbara Cook; sister: Norma Prater.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday January 28, 2022 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday January 27, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include the following gentlemen: Cole Price, Tristan Evans, LaDon Qualls, Tony Bannister, Jacob Smith, and Rex Evans.


Ms. Rhonda Shaw, age 37, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Sunday January 23, 2022 at a local hospital.

Services celebrating her life are incomplete, but will be announced later by Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc.


Mr. Charles Clifford Cape, age 85, of Rome, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022, at a local hospital.

Mr. Cape was born in the Wax Community of Floyd County, Georgia on January 1, 1937, son of the late Odell Cape and the late Louise Perry Cape.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin Cape and Marion Cape.  Mr. Cape worked for 30 years at Inland Container and then owned and operated Garden Lakes Supermarket for several years.  He was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include a brother, Doyal Cape, Rome, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 3pm at Wax Cemetery.

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


Ms. Kathy E. Coots, age 67, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 at a local hospital following a brief illness.

Services celebrating her life are incomplete, but will be announced later by Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc.

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