Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mr. Martavious Johnson, Mrs. Jane W. Riley, Ms. Deloris Ann Roberts.

Obituaries: Mr. Martavious Johnson, Mrs. Jane W. Riley, Ms. Deloris Ann Roberts.

  Ms. Deloris Ann Roberts, age 66, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 12th, 2022. Services celebrating her life will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. Mr. Martavious Johnson, age 40, of Rome transitioned May 13, 2022. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. F.K.… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Mattie L. Anderson, Madge Pittman Hand, Mrs. Dora Mae Trammell.

Obituaries: Ms. Mattie L. Anderson, Madge Pittman Hand, Mrs. Dora Mae Trammell.

  Madge Pittman Hand, 79, passed away at the Spires at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, on Monday, May 9, 2022. Prior to relocating to Rome in the fall of 2021, Madge lived for many decades in Camden, Tennessee, where she was a community volunteer and cattle farmer. Madge was born on October 24, 1942,… Read more

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Remembering Ann Blair Roebuck: A ‘sweet, beautiful, sassy, brilliant, strong, funny woman’ who’s ‘favorite job of all was being a preacher’s wife.’

Remembering Ann Blair Roebuck: A ‘sweet, beautiful, sassy, brilliant, strong, funny woman’ who’s ‘favorite job of all was being a preacher’s wife.’

OBITUARY Ann Blair Roebuck was born in Alton, Illinois, on July 30, 1930, and two months later moved with her parents, Sam and Montie Blair and brother John, to Louisville, Kentucky, the place she always considered her hometown. After finishing Atherton Girl’s High, she graduated from Mars Hill College in North Carolina and Georgetown College… Read more

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Obituaries: Infant Kenneth Jackie Jeter,Mrs. Kelsey Murray.

Obituaries: Infant Kenneth Jackie Jeter,Mrs. Kelsey Murray.

Mrs. Kelsey Murray Our beautiful love was called home early Tuesday morning. Her life was cut short, but her vibrant love of life and family have left a mark on all who met her. Kelsey was exceptional in every way. A devoted wife, loving mother, daughter, sister and forever friend. She lit up every room… Read more

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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.

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… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Calvin Evans, Ms. Glenda Faye Fox, Elizabeth Ann Roebuck, Thomas Martin Shea.

Obituaries: Mr. Calvin Evans, Ms. Glenda Faye Fox, Elizabeth Ann Roebuck, Thomas Martin Shea.

Thomas Martin Shea passed away on May 9th, 2022. He was 68 years old. Tom was an unceasingly devoted and doting husband, a powerfully supportive and loving father, a thoughtful and fun-loving brother, a tender and attentive son, and a generous and caring friend to all who knew him. He was always the life of… Read more

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Obituaries: James Oliver Booth, Ms. Connie Chambers, Mr. Calvin Evans, Samuel Pierson III, Mr. Hoyt Franklin Terry.

Obituaries: James Oliver Booth, Ms. Connie Chambers, Mr. Calvin Evans, Samuel Pierson III, Mr. Hoyt Franklin Terry.

Mr. Hoyt Franklin Terry, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Terry was born in Floyd County, GA on February 2, 1942, son of the late Adolphus Franklin Terry and the late Annie Mae Morris Terry.  He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, William… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mr. William Ralph “Bill” Seifert.

Obituaries:  Mr. William Ralph “Bill” Seifert.

   Mr. William Ralph “Bill” Seifert, age 71, of Rome, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022, at a local hospital. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio at 8:06pm at The Jewish Hospital on May 12, 1950, to the late Valentine “William” Seifert and the late Geraldine Stryker Seifert.  He was also preceded in death… Read more

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Obituaries: Frank Sidney Allen, Kenny “Odell” Justice, Mr. Melvin McDuffie, Dean John Thomas.

Obituaries: Frank Sidney Allen, Kenny “Odell” Justice, Mr. Melvin McDuffie, Dean John Thomas.

     Kenny “Odell” Justice, age 75, of Silver Creek, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday evening, May 4, 2022, surrounded by family that loved him dearly. Odell was born in Rome, Georgia on September 24, 1946, son of the late Kenny Lee Justice and the late Lucille Bray Justice.  He was also… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Alice Mae Arney, Mr. Randy Joe Dobbs Sr., Ms. Hattie Hodges.

Obituaries: Mrs. Alice Mae Arney, Mr. Randy Joe Dobbs Sr., Ms. Hattie Hodges.

Mr. Randy Joe Dobbs Sr., age 55, of Rome, GA, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Dobbs was born in Floyd County, GA, on April 30, 1967, son of Hubert Dobbs and the late Essie Bates Dobbs.  Prior to his illness, he worked as a truck driver for Coca-Cola for… Read more

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Obituaries: Ralph Douglas Cain Sr., Ms. Florence E. Dowdy, Melanie Sharon Flemister, Mrs. Carolyn ‘Carol’ Adams Gibson, Dean John Thomas.

Obituaries: Ralph Douglas Cain Sr., Ms. Florence E. Dowdy, Melanie Sharon Flemister, Mrs. Carolyn ‘Carol’ Adams Gibson, Dean John Thomas.

Ralph Douglas Cain Sr., age 76, of Rome, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022, at his daughter’s residence. Mr. Cain was born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 29, 1946, son of the late Joseph Paul Cain, Sr. and the late Audrey Iona Chandler Cain.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carol… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Florence E. Dowdy, Ms. Norma Jean Huckaby, Mary G. Johns.

Obituaries: Ms. Florence E. Dowdy, Ms. Norma Jean Huckaby, Mary G. Johns.

Ms. Norma Jean Huckaby, age 70, of Silver Creek, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at a local hospital. Ms. Huckaby was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on June 3, 1951.  She was a member of HBC Rome where she was a member of the Amazing Grace Sunday School class and taught Pre-K Sunday… Read more

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Obituaries: Jane Edna Walker Fricks, Mr. Grady Ladale “Punkin” Pope, Mr. Ercie Templeton.

Obituaries: Jane Edna Walker Fricks, Mr. Grady Ladale “Punkin” Pope, Mr. Ercie Templeton.

Mr. Ercie Templeton, age 80, of Lindale, GA, passed away Saturday morning, April 30, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Templeton was born in Carls Fork, KY on June 4, 1941, son of the late Cecil Templeton and the late Elenora Boyles Templeton.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, L. B. and Eugene… Read more

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Atwells thankful for ‘the outpouring of support from family, friends and the Rome community’ following Larry’s passing. Services set for Sunday at First Baptist Church. t set for Sunday afternoon.

Atwells thankful for ‘the outpouring of support from family, friends and the Rome community’ following Larry’s passing. Services set for Sunday at First Baptist Church. t set for Sunday afternoon.

  Sharing some of the thoughts shared about Dr.  Larry Atwell: J. Tygar Evans, former Rome High principal now leading an Alabama high school: “What a great man! I can’t imagine the pain of loss for the family. He helped me in so many ways and offered my first principal job at 31 years of… Read more

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