Obituaries: Mrs. Carla Lynn Batchelor, Ms. Catha Garrett, Mrs. Kelsey Murray, Brooks Samuel Thrasher.

Obituaries: Mrs. Carla Lynn Batchelor, Ms. Catha Garrett, Mrs. Kelsey Murray, Brooks Samuel Thrasher.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mrs. Carla Lynn Batchelor, age 40, of Armuchee, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

Carla was born in Floyd County, Georgia on January 8, 1982, daughter of Cynthia E. Cagle Kimbrell and Robert Terry.  She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Annie Marie Cagle, by her grandfather, Tholley L. Cagle, Sr., and by two uncles, Tholley L. Cagle Jr., and Randy Cagle.  Carla was a devoted wife, daughter, and mother.  She loved her family, and she will be missed by all.

Survivors include her husband, Keath Batchelor; her son, Gabriel Helms; her mother, Cynthia Kimbrell (Larry); her father, Robert Terry (Dawn); her sister, Christy Yoder (Jeremy); her aunts, Nora Hall and Susan Cagle; her nieces, Sarah Yoder and Emma Yoder; her nephew, Ivan Yoder.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Clifford Free officiating.


Mrs. Kelsey Murray, age 34, of Rome transitioned on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


Ms. Catha Garrett, age 71, of Rome transitioned Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

The service for Ms. Garrett will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM at F. K. Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Floyd Memory Gardens, 895 Cartersville HWY, Rome, GA.


Brooks Samuel Thrasher, age 88, passed away yesterday evening, 10th of May, 2022.
He was born to the late John Marvin and Clara (Hilliard) Thrasher Godwin in 1933. He is predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Joyce Jane McCallister Thrasher, his daughter, Carin Joy Thrasher Bowman, his brother, James Thrasher, and his sister, Sallie Mae Denman.
Brooks was a devoted Christian and family man. He is much loved and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He proudly served his country in the US Army and retired from Inland Paper Mill in 1995. He and his wife were long time members of Mount Alto Baptist Church. They lived a very full life and loved to travel and camp.
Brooks is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Connie Marie and Phil Hart of Aragon, GA; his son and daughter-in-law, David Brooks and Kristina Lindsey Thrasher of Rome, GA; his son-in-law, Phillip Bowman of Dawsonville, GA; his sister, Frances Johnson of Cedartown, GA; his grandson, Jacob Thrasher (Stephanie Hughs Thrasher) of Rome, GA; his grandson, Tanner Bowman of Demorest, GA; his grandson, Jordan Thrasher (Maggie Willerson Thrasher) of Lindale, GA; and 3 great grandchildren (Clara, Elijah, and Lucy).
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday May 13, 2022 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, with Rev. Billy Frazier officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service hour on Friday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome GA. 30165.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the entire caring staff of Seven Hills Place (Michelle, Missy, Audrey, Tiara, Kaitlyn, Michaela, Latoya, Rebecca and LaShonda) and Assured Hospice ( Brian, Crystal, and Lindsay). We’d also like to express our great appreciation to all the “Helpers” who made it possible for Brooks to stay at home a little longer. Thank you, Debby, Jackson, Sheila, Karen, Jeanette, Ava and Melissa.
To everyone who have touched and blessed our lives during this difficult time thank you so much, and please forgive the oversight if you’re not mentioned herein.
Family requests that memorial contributions go to the St Jude Children’s Hospital or Mt. Alto Baptist Church in Brooks’ memory.
Good Shepard Funeral Home.
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