Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mr. Lawrence Hollins, Ms. Jessie Harris Holt, Mrs. Patricia Ann Johnson “Nanny Pat” Glenn, Clifford Richard (Rick) Lam, Mrs. Goldie Dean Stevens Lumpkin, Mr. Gilbert Waits Jr.

Obituaries: Mr. Lawrence Hollins, Ms. Jessie Harris Holt, Mrs. Patricia Ann Johnson “Nanny Pat” Glenn, Clifford Richard (Rick) Lam, Mrs. Goldie Dean Stevens Lumpkin, Mr. Gilbert Waits Jr.

Mrs. Goldie Dean Stevens Lumpkin, age 79, of Carrollton, formerly of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at The Oaks of Carrollton. Mrs. Lumpkin was born in Floyd County, Georgia on July 29, 1940, daughter of the late Denford Porter Stevens and the late Jewell Graham Stevens.  She was also preceded in death… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. William Audie “Bill” Cromer, Ms. Jessie Harris Holt, Kay DeBerry Huckaby, Mrs. Wanda Knowles, Mrs. Margaret Louise Smith, Mr. Harold Jimmy Taylor Jr.

Obituaries: Mr. William Audie “Bill” Cromer, Ms. Jessie Harris Holt, Kay DeBerry Huckaby, Mrs. Wanda Knowles, Mrs. Margaret Louise Smith, Mr. Harold Jimmy Taylor Jr.

  Mrs. Margaret Louise Smith, age 83, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at a local hospital. Mrs. Smith was born in Dekalb County, Alabama on April 11, 1936, daughter of the late Houston Helms and the late Mary Leola Wooten Neal.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth… Read more

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Obituaries: Betty Jean Phillips Chamblee, Mrs. Susan Faith Hopper, Mrs. Debra North, Joyce B. Tolbert.

Obituaries: Betty Jean Phillips Chamblee, Mrs. Susan Faith Hopper, Mrs. Debra North, Joyce B. Tolbert.

Mrs. Susan Faith Hopper, age 54, of Rome, GA, passed away Sunday evening, December 1, 2019, following a lengthy illness. A native of Rome and Floyd County, Susan was born December 19, 1964, daughter of Glenda Faye Bowman Green and the late Ricky Milton Green.  She was a 1982 graduate of Model High School and… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Carol L. Ford, Mrs. Betty Sue Rogers.

Obituaries: Mrs. Carol L. Ford, Mrs. Betty Sue Rogers.

Mrs. Carol L. Ford, age 75, of Kingston, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong resident of Kingston, Carol was born September 4, 1944, daughter of the late H. W. Camp and Minnie Raper Camp.  She was a lifelong member of Connesena Baptist Church and a graduate… Read more

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Obituaries: Paul Alan Allison, Mrs. Debra North, Mrs. Virginia Louise Wheeler.

Obituaries: Paul Alan Allison, Mrs. Debra North, Mrs. Virginia Louise Wheeler.

Mrs. Virginia Louise Wheeler, age 88, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at a local nursing facility. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Floyd County, GA on April 15, 1931, daughter of the late Lester Ingram and the late Plummer Allen Ingram.  Mrs. Wheeler was a graduate of Model High School and… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Stanley Hight (Bull), Rev. Kenneth James Hinkley, Sr. and Mr. Dwight T. Whitlow

Obituaries: Mr. Stanley Hight (Bull), Rev. Kenneth James Hinkley, Sr. and Mr. Dwight T. Whitlow

Rev. Kenneth James Hinkley, Sr., age 79, of Rome, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 29, 2019.Rev. Hinkley was born in Fort Knox, KY on July 4, 1940, son of the late Colonel O. T. Hinkley and the late Ruby Johnson Hinkley.  Rev. Hinkley was called and ordained into Gospel… Read more

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Obituaries: Jessica Diane Hester Howell,  Mrs. Charlene Jablonski, Mr. Bobby Lee Newberry.

Obituaries: Jessica Diane Hester Howell,  Mrs. Charlene Jablonski, Mr. Bobby Lee Newberry.

Mrs. Charlene Jablonski, age 66, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Jablonski was born in Rome, GA on March 17, 1953, daughter of the late Louise Andrews Neighbors and the late Edward LeHugh Neighbors.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Marie Randolph, and by a… Read more

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Obituaries: Nina Hudson DeLong, Mr. Joe Lee Powell, Shirley Kathryn Wood Smith.

Obituaries: Nina Hudson DeLong, Mr. Joe Lee Powell, Shirley Kathryn Wood Smith.

Shirley Kathryn Wood Smith passed away on November 28, 2019. Graveside memorial service only, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Oaknoll Cemetery. Nina Hudson DeLong died November 27, 2019 at her home in Rome, GA. Nina was born in Talladega County, Alabama, on January 22, 1925, the daughter of the late Louie Dean and Mildred Houston Hudson.… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Charlotte B. Britt,  Mr. Gene Walton Gilbreath, Mr. Michael Anthony Martin, Mr. James William Ramsey, Mrs. Linda Ellen Waters.

Obituaries: Mrs. Charlotte B. Britt,  Mr. Gene Walton Gilbreath, Mr. Michael Anthony Martin, Mr. James William Ramsey, Mrs. Linda Ellen Waters.

Mr. James William Ramsey, age 83, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Ramsey was born in Atlanta, GA, on October 1, 1936, son of the late Marion Lester Ramsey and Gladys Odessa Daniels Ramsey.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. James Haynes, Helen Louise Williams McGuire.

Obituaries: Mr. James Haynes, Helen Louise Williams McGuire.

  Helen Louise Williams McGuire, age 79, of Summerville, passed away Sunday November 24, 2019 in a Summerville health care facility. Mrs. McGuire was born May 13, 1940 in Hollywood, Alabama, a daughter of the late James Elzie Williams and Mary Magdalene Matney Williams. She was retired from textile industries after many years of service,… Read more

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Remembering Joe Wright, Wright Memorial Mortuary:  Services set for Saturday; viewing begins Thursday. ‘For decades, Uncle Joe Wright has helped us say goodbye to our family members … Now we must come together and bid him farewell.’

Remembering Joe Wright, Wright Memorial Mortuary: Services set for Saturday; viewing begins Thursday. ‘For decades, Uncle Joe Wright has helped us say goodbye to our family members … Now we must come together and bid him farewell.’

Services for Joe Wright, the founder of Wright Memorial Mortuary, are set for Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. Oak Hill Church of Christ, 1500 Martha Berry Blvd NE, Rome. Viewing will start Thursday, November 28, 2019, at Wright Memorial Mortuary, 814 S. Broad St., Rome. The family will be receiving friends on Friday,… Read more

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Obituaries: James F. Brackett, Rev. Bill Dowdy, Mr. Roger Derrick Hibberts.

Obituaries: James F. Brackett, Rev. Bill Dowdy, Mr. Roger Derrick Hibberts.

Rev. Bill Dowdy, age 88, of Rome, GA, passed away Sunday evening, November 24, 2019, at his residence. Rev. Dowdy was born in Lindale, GA on February 3, 1931, son of the late Gordon Lee Dowdy and the late Odessa Siniard Dowdy Combs. He was also preceded in death by his step-father who raised him,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Shirley Courson Brock, Mr. Michael Anthony Martin, Mr. Eddie Lamar Sanford.

Obituaries: Mrs. Shirley Courson Brock, Mr. Michael Anthony Martin, Mr. Eddie Lamar Sanford.

Mr. Eddie Lamar Sanford, age 55, of Rome, GA, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Sanford was born in Rome, GA on April 14, 1964, son of the late Jack Lamar Sanford and the late Annie Lee Ingram Sanford.  He attended Pepperell Schools in Lindale.  For many years, he was… Read more

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Obituaries: Madelyn Kathleen Clements, Jerry Ray Henderson, Mr. Ervin James Lay, Claud Justus Raley, Jr., Nancy Carol Cline Wallace and Ms. Gail Annette Kerr Whorton

Obituaries: Madelyn Kathleen Clements, Jerry Ray Henderson, Mr. Ervin James Lay, Claud Justus Raley, Jr., Nancy Carol Cline Wallace and Ms. Gail Annette Kerr Whorton

Claud Justus Raley, Jr. was born on October 30, 1932 to Claud Justus Raley, Sr. and Jewel Bell Raley. His grandmother, Jessie Snow Bell lived with them and spoiled him dearly. She wasn’t fond of the name Claud for everyday purposes, and decided that he would be “Pete”. Because MaBell said so, he has been… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Lillie Love, Mrs. Mamie Jo Muse Middleton, Mr. Charles Allen “Chuck” Nichols, Mr. Robert James Stark.

Obituaries: Mrs. Lillie Love, Mrs. Mamie Jo Muse Middleton, Mr. Charles Allen “Chuck” Nichols, Mr. Robert James Stark.

Mrs. Mamie Jo Muse Middleton, age 85, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Middleton was born in Whitfield County, GA on February 22, 1934, daughter of the late Raymond and Bessie Beatrice Morehead Muse.  She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Vernon and… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Christian De Leon, Ms. Mary Louise Griffin, James Robert Stark.

Obituaries: Mr. Christian De Leon, Ms. Mary Louise Griffin, James Robert Stark.

Ms. Mary Louise Griffin, age 82, of Rome, Ga. transitioned November 19, 2019. Service for Ms. Mary Louise Griffin will be Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2 pm at Greater Bethlehem Temple, 401 Nixon Ave., Rome, Ga.. Ms. Griffin will lie instate from 1 pm until the funeral hour. Interment will follow the service at… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Carl Griffin Belville, 101; Mrs. Doris Virginia Bishop Fleming, Ms. Mary Louise Griffin, Rufus Henton Hester, Mrs. Christin Hudson,Mrs. Kathleen Virginia Moon, Mr. Thomas Michael “Mike” Whiteside.

Obituaries: Mr. Carl Griffin Belville, 101; Mrs. Doris Virginia Bishop Fleming, Ms. Mary Louise Griffin, Rufus Henton Hester, Mrs. Christin Hudson,Mrs. Kathleen Virginia Moon, Mr. Thomas Michael “Mike” Whiteside.

  Mr. Carl Griffin Belville, 101, of Cartersville, Georgia passed away on November 15, 2019, at Assured Hospice in Cartersville after a short illness. Mr. Belville was born in Huntington, West Virginia to Homer Belville and Garlos McIntyre Belville on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1918. He graduated from Marysville High School in Marysville, Ohio, in… Read more

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