Category Archives: Obituaries

Services set for Rome man who died in a Monday evening accident on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County.

Services set for Rome man who died in a Monday evening accident on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County.

  A Rome man has died following an accident Monday evening on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Killed was the lone driver, Jordan Dwight Conaway, 40, of Rome. The accident occurred at 7:19 p.m. and shut down the highway for several hours based on earlier police… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mr. Harry Daniel Beard, Mr. Harold Eugene Duke, Melissa P. King, Minister Charles Edward Montgomery, Bro. Mathey Gray Smith, Mrs. Rosa Lee Thacker, Ms. Beulah (Ann) Waddell.

Obituaries:  Mr. Harry Daniel Beard, Mr. Harold Eugene Duke, Melissa P. King, Minister Charles Edward Montgomery, Bro. Mathey Gray Smith, Mrs. Rosa Lee Thacker, Ms. Beulah (Ann) Waddell.

  Mr. Harry Daniel Beard, age 88, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Wednesday afternoon, December 1, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Beard was born in Lindale, GA on June 19, 1933, son of the late Jesse and Sarah Hooks Beard.  Mr. Beard was a paint contractor and owned and operated Beard Painting for many… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Joel Aker, Mrs. Carolyn Baker Carver, Melissa P. King, Jane Cox Payne.

Obituaries: Mr. Joel Aker, Mrs. Carolyn Baker Carver, Melissa P. King, Jane Cox Payne.

 Mrs. Carolyn Baker Carver, age 92, of Lindale, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Carver was born in Lindale, Georgia on November 7, 1929, daughter of the late William Clarence Baker and the late Vera Roberta West Baker.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, W.… Read more

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Obituaries: Nancy Gwennett Greene Carter, Mr. Claude Theodore Kail Jr., Hope C. Larkin, Mr. Jerry Franklin “Frank” Sheppard Jr.

Obituaries: Nancy Gwennett Greene Carter, Mr. Claude Theodore Kail Jr., Hope C. Larkin, Mr. Jerry Franklin “Frank” Sheppard Jr.

  Mr. Claude Theodore Kail Jr., age 81, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Claude was born in Buckingham County, Virginia on May 20, 1940, son of the late Claude Theodore Kail, Sr. and the late Louise Sharp Kail.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Lenora Trammell… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mac Andrew Adkins, Mr. Timmy Burge, Mrs. Mary Strickland Chupp, Mr. Victor Dorsey, Mrs. Frances Louise Stafford Houser, Mrs. Laura Jean Morris, Mr. Michael Danny Mulkey Sr., Edith Doris Phillips Swint.

Obituaries:  Mac Andrew Adkins, Mr. Timmy Burge, Mrs. Mary Strickland Chupp, Mr. Victor Dorsey, Mrs. Frances Louise Stafford Houser, Mrs. Laura Jean Morris, Mr. Michael Danny Mulkey Sr., Edith Doris Phillips Swint.

Mr. Michael Danny Mulkey Sr., age 71, of Silver Creek, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Mulkey was born in Rome, Georgia on December 16, 1949, son of the late Felton Fillmore Mulkey and the late Joan Ella Hicks Mulkey.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Patricia… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Alma Jean Ford, Mrs. Lyn Flowers Simpkins, Mr. Jessie James “DJ” Williams.

Obituaries: Ms. Alma Jean Ford, Mrs. Lyn Flowers Simpkins, Mr. Jessie James “DJ” Williams.

Mrs. Lyn Flowers Simpkins, age 81, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021, at a local assisted living facility. Mrs. Simpkins was born in Copperhill, Tennessee on September 22, 1940, the daughter of the late Truman Flowers and the late Lena Harper Flowers . She was a member of West Rome United… Read more

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Obituaries: Baby Legend Dreamer, Mrs. Pearl Evans, Ms. Alma Jean Ford, Mrs. Virginia C. Martin, Ms. Janice Lee Stairett, Edith Swint, Mrs. Christie Alena Terry Woodard.

Obituaries: Baby Legend Dreamer, Mrs. Pearl Evans, Ms. Alma Jean Ford, Mrs. Virginia C. Martin, Ms. Janice Lee Stairett, Edith Swint, Mrs. Christie Alena Terry Woodard.

   Ms. Janice Lee Stairett, age 71, of Lindale, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at her residence. Ms. Stairett was born in Rome, GA on July 18, 1950, daughter of the late Watson Luther Stairett and the late Agnes Eugenia Hanson Stairett.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Alice Joyce… Read more

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Honoring Harold Storey, 1922-2021: A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Rome.

Honoring Harold Storey, 1922-2021: A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Rome.

  OBITUARY After a long and fruitful life of 99 years, Harold Storey, longtime native of Rome, Georgia, and decorated World War II veteran, community servant and church leader, died at his home, midday Sunday, November 21, 2021. Storey was recognized for a lifetime of leadership as the recipient of the Heart of the Community… Read more

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Services for Scotty Clark scheduled for Monday at Fellowship Church. Friends recall his constant smile, incredible focus on his chamber duties — and a love of Christmas music.

Services for Scotty Clark scheduled for Monday at Fellowship Church. Friends recall his constant smile, incredible focus on his chamber duties — and a love of Christmas music.

Sherman Levion “Scotty” Clark Jr., age 59, of Rome passed away Saturday November 20, 2021 at his residence. Scotty was born on May 17, 1962, in Rome GA., to Sherman Clark Sr. and Betty Jean Bridges Clark. Scotty was loved by so many people and will be missed dearly. He was a lifetime member of… Read more

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Obituaries: Tesla Cheyenne Bright-Stewart, Mrs. Annie Sue Dunham Cabe, Mrs. Martha Jean Hopper Davis.

Obituaries: Tesla Cheyenne Bright-Stewart, Mrs. Annie Sue Dunham Cabe, Mrs. Martha Jean Hopper Davis.

  Mrs. Martha Jean Hopper Davis, age 73, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at a local hospital. Mrs. Davis was born in Greenville, KY on November 8, 1948, daughter of the late Urey Alvin Hopper and the late Henrietta Jones Hopper.  She attended school in Princeton, KY and shortly… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Juanita Burdette, Mrs. Eula L. Reynolds.

Obituaries: Ms. Juanita Burdette, Mrs. Eula L. Reynolds.

Mrs. Eula L. Reynolds, age 94, of Rome, Ga., passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021, at her daughter’s residence in Swainsboro, Georgia. Mrs. Reynolds was born in Rome, GA on July 17, 1927, the daughter of the late Arthur “A. D.” Dewitt Brown and the late Nora Welsh Brown.  She was a member of… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. James Rodney “Buck” Burkhalter, J. Donald Jones, Mrs. Betty Ora Worfford.

Obituaries: Mr. James Rodney “Buck” Burkhalter, J. Donald Jones, Mrs. Betty Ora Worfford.

  Mr. James Rodney “Buck” Burkhalter, age 84, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at a local healthcare facility. Mr. Burkhalter was born in Floyd County, Georgia on May 31, 1937, son of the late James Othel “J.O.” Burkhalter and the late Elsie Hollis Burkhalter.  He was also preceded in death by… Read more

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Obituaries: Dr. Everett A. Brown, Mr. Taviyon Holiday, Mr. Joe McCluskey.

Obituaries: Dr. Everett A. Brown, Mr. Taviyon Holiday, Mr. Joe McCluskey.

Dr. Everett A. Brown, age 81, of Rome, GA, died on November 20, 2021, at Redmond Regional Hospital. Dr. Brown was born April 16, 1940, in Phenix City, AL, to William Arthur Brown and Mary Evelyn Lollis Brown.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sandra Fortune Brown, and two sons, Dennis Everett… Read more

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Obituaries: Tony Allen Edwards Jr., Mr. Lewis Bryan Evans, Jennifer Ann Guelberg, Mrs. Estella McCrary.

Obituaries: Tony Allen Edwards Jr., Mr. Lewis Bryan Evans, Jennifer Ann Guelberg, Mrs. Estella McCrary.

Tony Allen Edwards Jr., age 26 of Rome passed away Wednesday November 17, 2021, in a local hospital. Tony was born February 17, 1995 in Floyd County, the son of Lisa Bankson Gravitt, and the late Tony Allen Edwards, Sr. He was employed by Bimbo Bakery, and was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Bernard Alexander, Mr. Luther Burton Payton Jr.

Obituaries: Mr. Bernard Alexander, Mr. Luther Burton Payton Jr.

Mr. Luther Burton Payton Jr., age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at a local nursing home. Mr. Payton was born on February 7, 1937, in Floyd County, GA, son of the late Luther Burton Payton, Sr. and the late Addie Frances Pierce Payton.  He was also preceded in death… Read more

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Obituaries: Gary Wayne Acrey Sr., Mr. Jesse Oliver Jenkins,  Ms. Emma Neal, Mrs. Paula Worthington Proctor, Mr. Roosevelt Riley Sr., Jane Marilyn Wood.

Obituaries: Gary Wayne Acrey Sr., Mr. Jesse Oliver Jenkins,  Ms. Emma Neal, Mrs. Paula Worthington Proctor, Mr. Roosevelt Riley Sr., Jane Marilyn Wood.

Mr. Jesse Oliver Jenkins, age 78, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Jenkins was born in Rome, Georgia on November 23, 1942, son of the late B. T. Jenkins and the late Dorothy Marie Payne Jenkins.  He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Charlotte… Read more

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Obituaries:  Rev. Earnest Diamond Jr., Ms. Joyce Marie Forrister, Mr. Edward Thomas Jackson, Mr. Julius Avery Warren.

Obituaries:  Rev. Earnest Diamond Jr., Ms. Joyce Marie Forrister, Mr. Edward Thomas Jackson, Mr. Julius Avery Warren.

Mr. Julius Avery Warren, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday evening, November 16, 2021, in a local health care facility. Mr. Warren was born Bartow County, GA on February 6, 1941, son of the late George Warren, Sr. and the late Martha Gladys Johnson Warren.  He was also preceded in death by 8… Read more

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