Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mrs. Geneva Baker Dempsey, Mr. James W. Plummer.

Obituaries: Mrs. Geneva Baker Dempsey, Mr. James W. Plummer.

  Mrs. Geneva Baker Dempsey, age 88, died on July 13, 2019.  Geneva lived in Rome, Ga., for 84 years prior to moving to North Carolina to be near her children. Mrs. Dempsey was born in Cave Spring, Ga., on March 3, 1931, daughter of the late John Daniel Baker and Eve Ashmore Baker. Married… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Wayne Diamond, Sam Pappalardo Jr., Mrs. Patricia Kirkpatrick Robinson, Mr. Terry Thompson, Mr. Edward Lynn Toles, Mary Edna Ballard Vaughn and Mrs. Stacey (Grace) Weaver

Obituaries: Mr. Wayne Diamond, Sam Pappalardo Jr., Mrs. Patricia Kirkpatrick Robinson, Mr. Terry Thompson, Mr. Edward Lynn Toles, Mary Edna Ballard Vaughn and Mrs. Stacey (Grace) Weaver

Mr. Edward Lynn Toles, age 79, of Armuchee, GA, passed away Friday evening, July 12, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Toles was born in Floyd County, GA on September 9, 1939, son of the late Charles Ralph Toles and the late Inez McElroy Toles.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Alice… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Wayne Diamond, Phillip Myron Jaggers, Jimmy William Shaw Sr.

Obituaries: Mr. Wayne Diamond, Phillip Myron Jaggers, Jimmy William Shaw Sr.

  Jimmy William Shaw Sr., age 74, passed away Wednesday July 10, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Shaw was born May 14, 1945, in Floyd County to the late Ellis Jackson and Hattie Mae Yarbrough Shaw. He retired after many years from Mohawk. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Tommy,… Read more

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Services set for Rome High, Berry College graduate Brandon ‘B-Dub’ Wilson who died in a weekend boating collision; family and friends start donations page for his two sons’ college expenses.

Services set for Rome High, Berry College graduate Brandon ‘B-Dub’ Wilson who died in a weekend boating collision; family and friends start donations page for his two sons’ college expenses.

  A Rome High and Berry College graduate who’s family has strong ties to the community was killed in an Independence Day week boating collision in Northeast Georgia. Killed was Brandon Dean “B-Dub” Wilson, 39, of Grayson. His 6-year-old son, Garrett,  was rescued. Family and friends have started on online donations page to benefit his wife… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Margaret Ruth Brewer Gayler, 30-year extension service veteran, remembered for her ‘Margaret’s Memos’ newspaper columns, daily radio updates and Christmas special.

Obituaries: Mrs. Margaret Ruth Brewer Gayler, 30-year extension service veteran, remembered for her ‘Margaret’s Memos’ newspaper columns, daily radio updates and Christmas special.

Mrs. Margaret Ruth Brewer Gayler, age 91, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at a local senior living facility. Mrs. Gayler was born in Lyerly, GA on February 16, 1928, daughter of the late Thomas H. “Hamp” Brewer, Sr. and the late Gussie Henderson Brewer.  She graduated from Lyerly High School… Read more

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Obituaries: Shirley Rice.

Obituaries: Shirley Rice.

Shirley Rice, age 93, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on July 10, 2019. Shirley was born in Norfolk, VA on November 2, 1925 to her parents, Giles and Juliet Quillin. She graduated from Vallejo High School and the University of California at Berkley with a degree in international relations. She married Ward Rice July 2,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Betty Jo Coker Battles, Ryan Davis Godfrey, Mrs. Sara Ann Howard, Mrs. Lois Evelyn McCary.

Obituaries: Mrs. Betty Jo Coker Battles, Ryan Davis Godfrey, Mrs. Sara Ann Howard, Mrs. Lois Evelyn McCary.

Mrs. Lois Evelyn McCary, age 90, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. McCary was born in Rome on August 12, 1928, daughter of the late David Norman McKinney and the late Velma Leona Payne McKinney. She graduated from North Charleston High School. She was a longtime member of… Read more

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Obituaries: Thomas Robert Bing, Laura Harris Harrison, Mrs. Delia Mae Smith Holcomb, Mrs. Sara Ann Howard, Mr. Larry Waymon Ingram, Mrs. Benita Faye McClure, Cassandra Marie “Cassie” Rayburn, Mr. Dominic M. Szewczyk.

Obituaries: Thomas Robert Bing, Laura Harris Harrison, Mrs. Delia Mae Smith Holcomb, Mrs. Sara Ann Howard, Mr. Larry Waymon Ingram, Mrs. Benita Faye McClure, Cassandra Marie “Cassie” Rayburn, Mr. Dominic M. Szewczyk.

  Mrs. Benita Faye McClure, age 58, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at a local hospital surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. McClure was born November 3, 1960, in Rome, Georgia to the late George Thompson lll and Viola Thompson Gaines. She transitioned to be with the lord on July 7, 2019, after an… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Margaret Tate Andrus, 100; Donald Roy Brazeal, Mrs. Benita Faye McClureMr. William Jimmie Miller.

Obituaries: Mrs. Margaret Tate Andrus, 100; Donald Roy Brazeal, Mrs. Benita Faye McClureMr. William Jimmie Miller.

Mrs. Margaret Tate Andrus, age 100, of Rome, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019. Mrs. Andrus was born on January 9, 1919, in Haralson County, GA, to the late Jess and Evie Gann Tate.  She was a member of the class of 1935 at Rome High School.  She was married on August 28, 1936, to… Read more

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Area vet who worked with friends in hopes of getting his beloved ‘Frankenstein’ pickup running in his final days, succumbs to pancreatic cancer. But even that didn’t stop efforts to fire up the ’71 Dodge.

Area vet who worked with friends in hopes of getting his beloved ‘Frankenstein’ pickup running in his final days, succumbs to pancreatic cancer. But even that didn’t stop efforts to fire up the ’71 Dodge.

  Joel Newsum, a Rome resident and U.S. Air Force veteran whose quest to get his 1971 Dodge D100 Sweptline pickup in good running condition before pancreatic cancer claimed him, has passed. Despite dedicated help from friends, the 55-year-old didn’t get to ride in his final dream. His love of the old truck became a topic of local and… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Glenn G. Bowman, Mr. Johnny A. Parker.

Obituaries: Mr. Glenn G. Bowman, Mr. Johnny A. Parker.

Mr. Glenn G. Bowman, age 80, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Bowman was born in Cherokee County, Alabama, on May 8, 1939, son of the late Melvin Cleo Bowman and the late Flonnie Mae Gunn Bowman.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Sue… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Paul Louis Crider, Juanita “Nita” Toney Keider, Mr. Calvin LeHugh Neighbors and Mrs. Barbara Ann Owen

Obituaries: Mr. Paul Louis Crider, Juanita “Nita” Toney Keider, Mr. Calvin LeHugh Neighbors and Mrs. Barbara Ann Owen

Juanita “Nita” Toney Keider, 75, of Spring Garden, AL, born May 1st, 1944 in Alexandria, LA; passed away while on vacation in Switzerland, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents James B. Toney, Jr and Marie Olive Becnel Toney and most recently by her brother James B. Toney, III who… Read more

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Joint funeral services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday for Rome couple, Jo Gray and Charles R. “Snook” Smith, who died three days apart after more than 70 years of marriage.

Joint funeral services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday for Rome couple, Jo Gray and Charles R. “Snook” Smith, who died three days apart after more than 70 years of marriage.

    A Rome couple who celebrated 70 years together as man and wife in January have died just three days apart. Mrs. Jo Gray Smith, 90, passed away Wednesday. On Sunday, her “sweetheart,” Charles R. “Snook” Smith, died at age 91. The Smiths will be buried today following a joint funeral service set for… Read more

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