Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mr. Marcus Andrew Jr., Mr. Harold Cicero Beard, Clarence Willis “Boobie” Ivey, Sr., and Lois Virginia Bennett Riner

Obituaries: Mr. Marcus Andrew Jr., Mr. Harold Cicero Beard, Clarence Willis “Boobie” Ivey, Sr., and Lois Virginia Bennett Riner

Mr. Harold Cicero Beard, age 75, of Cave Spring, formerly of Lindale, passed away Friday morning, July 13, 2018, at a local hospital. Mr. Beard was born in Floyd County, GA on July 9, 1943, son of the late James Samuel Beard and the late Mildred Lucille Butts Beard.  He was also preceded in death… Read more

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Obituaries: Gloria Jean Chastain, Mrs. Connie Ruth Allen Culberson, Mr. Clarence Willis Ivey, Sr., Mrs. Lillian Eloise “Toot” Ledford and Miss Geraldine Rice

Obituaries: Gloria Jean Chastain, Mrs. Connie Ruth Allen Culberson, Mr. Clarence Willis Ivey, Sr., Mrs. Lillian Eloise “Toot” Ledford and Miss Geraldine Rice

Mrs. Lillian Eloise “Toot” Ledford, age 88 of Rome passed away Friday July 13, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Ledford was born June 18, 1930, in Floyd County a daughter of the late Pryce Anderson Payne, and Eleither Ailene Bunch Payne. Mrs. Ledford was a graudate of Rome High, in 1947, and was retired from… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Katheryn Lynn Groover, Mr. Jerry Lee Fowler, Noah Matthew Williams.

Obituaries: Mrs. Katheryn Lynn Groover, Mr. Jerry Lee Fowler, Noah Matthew Williams.

Mr. Jerry Lee Fowler, age 42, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Emory Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Fowler was born on June 23, 1976, in Cave Spring, Ga., son of the late William “Bill” Henry Fowler and the late Fannie Lee Robinson Fowler. Prior to medical retirement from Josh… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Audrey Mize Brooks, Mrs. Polly Ann Westbrook Floyd, Mrs. Teresa Gail Teal Izell, Roy Wayne Johnston, Mrs. Jewell Lenora Kail, Mr. William Gurney “Billy” Lemming.

Obituaries: Mrs. Audrey Mize Brooks, Mrs. Polly Ann Westbrook Floyd, Mrs. Teresa Gail Teal Izell, Roy Wayne Johnston, Mrs. Jewell Lenora Kail, Mr. William Gurney “Billy” Lemming.

Mr. William Gurney “Billy” Lemming, age 75, of Kingston, GA, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 10, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Lemming was born in Floyd County, GA on February 9, 1943, son of the late I. P. Lemming and the late Ruby Dean Lemming. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Brown,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Stephen “Steve” Loyd McBurnett.

Obituaries: Mr. Stephen “Steve” Loyd McBurnett.

Mr. Stephen “Steve” Loyd McBurnett, age 63, of Rome, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. A native of Rome and Floyd County, Steve was born on November 29, 1954, son of the late John L. McBurnett and Romye Edna Van Pelt McBurnett.  He was a member of the Shorter Avenue Baptist Church.  Prior… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Carolyn Castile, Mr. Bobby Lamar Fincher.

Obituaries: Mrs. Carolyn Castile, Mr. Bobby Lamar Fincher.

Mrs. Carolyn Castile, 80, of Cave Spring, and formerly of Canton, died Sunday morning, July 8, 2018 at the Cave Spring Manor. Mrs. Castile’s family would like to thank them for the care that they gave. The former Martha Caroline Atcheson, Mrs. Castile was born July 4, 1938, a daughter of the late Charles Julian Atcheson, and… Read more

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Obituaries: Martha Jackson Chastain, Mr. Bobby Fincher and Mrs. Shirley Faye Martin

Obituaries: Martha Jackson Chastain, Mr. Bobby Fincher and Mrs. Shirley Faye Martin

Mrs. Shirley Faye Martin, age 73, of Silver Creek, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Martin was born in Floyd County on December 25, 1944, daughter of the late James Floyd Smith and the late Ida Alexander Smith.  She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.  She was… Read more

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Obituaries: Billy Carson Buchanan, Marion Jacqueline “Jackie” Howell, Mrs. Shirley Faye Martin, Jennifer Diane Ratcliff and Foster Hugh Selman, Sr.

Obituaries: Billy Carson Buchanan, Marion Jacqueline “Jackie” Howell, Mrs. Shirley Faye Martin, Jennifer Diane Ratcliff and Foster Hugh Selman, Sr.

Foster Hugh Selman, Sr., Lt. Col. (Ret.) US Air Force, age 89, of Texas Valley, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Lt. Col. Selman was born in Floyd County, GA, February 25, 1929, the son of the late Foster Selman who passed away March 30,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Margaret Fischer Bourne, Deborah Lynn Holmes Hays, Jean Feagin Johnson, Mr. Sammie Key and Mr. Stephen Forrest Lanier

Obituaries: Mrs. Margaret Fischer Bourne, Deborah Lynn Holmes Hays, Jean Feagin Johnson, Mr. Sammie Key and Mr. Stephen Forrest Lanier

Mrs. Margaret Fischer Bourne, age 78, of Rome, GA, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, July 2, 2018. Mrs. Bourne was born in Karlsbad, Germany, on April 9, 1940, a daughter of the late Franz Josef Fischer and Emilie Fischer.  She met her future husband, George Albert Bourne, Sr. while he was stationed… Read more

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Remembering local attorney and former District Attorney Stephen Lanier

Remembering local attorney and former District Attorney Stephen Lanier

Local attorney and former Floyd County District Attorney Stephen Lanier has passed away from an extended illness. Funeral services will be Sunday, July 8. Obituary from Henderson & Sons Funeral Home Mr. Stephen Forrest Lanier, 69, of Rome, Georgia, passed away in Birmingham, Alabama, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.  Steve was born on January 28,… Read more

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Obituaries: Billy Carson Buchanan, Baby Learic Goodgame, Mr. David High Sr. and Mrs. Katherine Wood

Obituaries: Billy Carson Buchanan, Baby Learic Goodgame, Mr. David High Sr. and Mrs. Katherine Wood

Billy Carson Buchanan, age 51, of Rome passed away Sunday 1, 2018 at his residence. Billy was born March 15, 1967, in Murray County, Ga. He was preceded in death by his father, George Buchanan, brother, Buster Buchanan, sister, Tammy Buchanan. Survivors include his wife Trudy Beach Buchanan, mother, Will Dee Mantooth Buchanan, children, Brittany… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Betty Jo Coursey, Learic Goodgame, Mr. Charles Freddy Hardin, Marion J. Howell, Mr. Sammie Key, Ms. Margie Fran Peace and Henry Glenn Simpson

Obituaries: Ms. Betty Jo Coursey, Learic Goodgame, Mr. Charles Freddy Hardin, Marion J. Howell, Mr. Sammie Key, Ms. Margie Fran Peace and Henry Glenn Simpson

Mr. Charles Freddy Hardin, age 79, of Rome passed away Sunday July 1, 2018 in a local hospital. Mr. Hardin was born October 15, 1938, in Floyd County, a son of the late Henry Thomas Hardin, and Sara Pearl Payne Hardin. He was a member of Shorter Ave. Baptist Church, and the Faith Senior Men’s… Read more

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