Category Archives: Obituaries

The Rev. Warren Jones, a community servant and servant of God, passes away just months shy of his 100th birthday.

The Rev. Warren Jones, a community servant and servant of God, passes away just months shy of his 100th birthday.

  In context: Warren Jones did more than preach. He shared. He helped. He gave. And for almost 100 years, he lived a very full life. Some knew him from the pulpit or from all his community work. And others knew him as a radio personality, as part of “The Padre and Ernie,” joining Ernie… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Shanah Marie Brannon, Mrs. Mildred Irene Wiseman Lefler, Mr. James Lewis.

Obituaries: Ms. Shanah Marie Brannon, Mrs. Mildred Irene Wiseman Lefler, Mr. James Lewis.

  Ms. Shanah Marie Brannon, age 39, of Lindale, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Shanah was born in Rome, Georgia on December 16, 1981, daughter of Janet Marie Bradshaw Huckaby and Gregory Steve Brannon.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Shanah loved the outdoors, animals, and riding in her Jeep.  She was an… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Melvin Boatner, Mr. Jerry Eugene Cavin, Mrs. Nancy Irene Kempt,  Benjamin Edward (Ben) Whittington.

Obituaries: Mr. Melvin Boatner, Mr. Jerry Eugene Cavin, Mrs. Nancy Irene Kempt,  Benjamin Edward (Ben) Whittington.

 Benjamin Edward (Ben) Whittington died on Thursday, May 6, at a local hospital following a brief illness. Ben was born on June 26, 1939, in Rome, son of the late Alice Garner Wright and stepfather Lt. Col. Robert Wright. Ben grew up in Rome living with his maternal grandparents, the late Dr. Sam and Bonnie… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Evelyn Mae McBurnett Dodd, Baby Zariyah Harris, Ms. Patricia Hoskins, Mrs. Ruby Jewell Shell.

Obituaries: Mrs. Evelyn Mae McBurnett Dodd, Baby Zariyah Harris, Ms. Patricia Hoskins, Mrs. Ruby Jewell Shell.

Mrs. Ruby Jewell Shell, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at a local hospital. Mrs. Shell was born in Bartow County, Georgia on October 22, 1939, daughter of the late Theodore Money and the late Allie Mae Scott Money.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frederic Shell. … Read more

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Obituaries: Rev. Jose Luis Reunilla, Mrs. Carolyn Mae Wynn Thacker.

Obituaries: Rev. Jose Luis Reunilla, Mrs. Carolyn Mae Wynn Thacker.

Mrs. Carolyn Mae Wynn Thacker, known by her family as “Nanny”, age 74, of Rome, GA, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Tuesday, May 4, 2021, after a short and courageous battle with breast cancer. Carolyn was born in Rome, Georgia on November 9, 1946, daughter of the late Dorothy… Read more

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Obituaries: Christopher Paul Book, Rebecca Ann Long Dunlap, Judge Leigh Moore DuPre.

Obituaries: Christopher Paul Book, Rebecca Ann Long Dunlap, Judge Leigh Moore DuPre.

Judge Leigh Moore DuPre left her earthly home and joined her heavenly Father on April 30, 2021; her loving family was by her side. Leigh was born in Rome, Georgia on August 29, 1964, the oldest daughter of Robert Lewis Moore, Jr. and Peggy Holland Moore. She grew up in Rome, where she became a… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Rachel Banister Bargainnier, Mr. Roosevelt Delbert Stiles.

Obituaries: Mrs. Rachel Banister Bargainnier, Mr. Roosevelt Delbert Stiles.

  Mr. Roosevelt Delbert Stiles, age 82, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Stiles was born in Shoal Creek, NC, on February 19, 1939, son of the late Winston Stiles and the late Pearl Hamby Stiles.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Eric Joseph Grant Sr., Mrs. Jacqueline Green Gresham, Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Lee Terrell.

Obituaries: Mr. Eric Joseph Grant Sr., Mrs. Jacqueline Green Gresham, Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Lee Terrell.

  Mr. Eric Joseph Grant Sr., age 45 of Rome, Georgia, passed away on May 01, 2021. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Wright Memorial Mortuary. Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Lee Terrell, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at his residence. Mr.… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Karl Thomas Peacock, Ms. Sarita Renee Watkins, Mrs. June Carolyn Beasley Wood.

Obituaries: Mr. Karl Thomas Peacock, Ms. Sarita Renee Watkins, Mrs. June Carolyn Beasley Wood.

We respectfully announce the passing of Ms. Sarita Renee Watkins age 54 of Summerville, Georgia, on April 29, 2021. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Professional service and care entrusted to Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. of Rome, Georgia. Mr. Karl Thomas Peacock, age 69, of Lindale, GA,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Clara “Corine” Hamilton, Mrs. Charlotte Faye Wallace.

Obituaries: Mrs. Clara “Corine” Hamilton, Mrs. Charlotte Faye Wallace.

Mrs. Charlotte Faye Wallace, age 72, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at a local hospital. Charlotte was born in Summerville, Georgia on February 21, 1949, the daughter of the late Jessie Edward Smith and the late Lucille Tinnie Teems Smith.  She was a member of Cave Spring Baptist Church.  In… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Elizabeth Barrett, Mrs. Susie M. Bryant, Eva Clary Hinton, Mrs. Ollie Hodge Poe, Mrs. Vesta Avery Salmon, Ms. Sarita ‘Poochie’ Renee Watkins.

Obituaries: Mrs. Elizabeth Barrett, Mrs. Susie M. Bryant, Eva Clary Hinton, Mrs. Ollie Hodge Poe, Mrs. Vesta Avery Salmon, Ms. Sarita ‘Poochie’ Renee Watkins.

     Mrs. Ollie Hodge Poe, age 92, of Kathleen, GA, formerly of Rome, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Poe was born in Gainesville, FL on January 30, 1929, daughter of the late Peter Garfield Hodge and the late Cordia Missouri Thomas Hodge.  She was also preceded in death by… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Lloyd Gregory Baker, James Daniel “Jim” Bradshaw, Mrs. Linda Jean Brown, Mr. James Charlie Cook, Mr. Kenneth Buck Jeter Jr., Bettie Lois Ristow.

Obituaries: Mr. Lloyd Gregory Baker, James Daniel “Jim” Bradshaw, Mrs. Linda Jean Brown, Mr. James Charlie Cook, Mr. Kenneth Buck Jeter Jr., Bettie Lois Ristow.

  James Daniel “Jim” Bradshaw, age 71 of Rome, GA passed away at home on March 31, 2021.   Born in 1950, and raised in Thomson, Georgia, Jim was a graduate of Thomson High School, and was a member of the 1967/68 state championship football team.  He met his wife Susan Shoemaker of Cartersville, GA at Shorter College,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Billy Wayne Barrett, Mr. Charles Ellworth Wilson.

Obituaries: Mr. Billy Wayne Barrett, Mr. Charles Ellworth Wilson.

Mr. Billy Wayne Barrett, age 66 Rome, Georgia, passed awy on April 27, 2021. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Wright Memorial Mortuary. Mr. Charles Ellworth Wilson, age 91, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Wilson was born… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Charles Floyd Brock, Mr. Charles Wayne Broome, Mr. Don Peek, Mr. Ernest Marion Redden, Mrs. Annette Abney Willkie.

Obituaries: Mr. Charles Floyd Brock, Mr. Charles Wayne Broome, Mr. Don Peek, Mr. Ernest Marion Redden, Mrs. Annette Abney Willkie.

  Mr. Charles Wayne Broome, age 82, of Rome, GA, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at his residence. Mr. Broome was born in LaFayette, Georgia on August 14, 1938, the son of the late Martin Hershel Broome and the late Mattie Lou Smith Broome.  He was a designer and draftsman.  He loved woodworking… Read more

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