Category Archives: Obituaries

Celebration of life for the Rev. Melissa Kean held this morning. How to watch a replay of service.

Celebration of life for the Rev. Melissa Kean held this morning. How to watch a replay of service.

From St. Michael’s: Live stream broadcast will begin at 9:40 AM Mountain Time (11:40 Eastern Time). To access the online bulletin and follow along, go to www.stmikeschurch.com and you will find the service information on the homepage. Watch live online with Vimeo or Facebook.   Obituary: The Reverend Melissa L. Kean, age 30, of Rome, GA,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Veronica Braziel, Kitty Ann Mercer, Mrs. Pamela Kay Dorsett Taylor.

Obituaries: Mrs. Veronica Braziel, Kitty Ann Mercer, Mrs. Pamela Kay Dorsett Taylor.

  Mrs. Pamela Kay Dorsett Taylor, age 65, of Silver Creek, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at a local hospital. Mrs. Taylor was born in Rome, Georgia on July 24, 1955, daughter of Sybil Hartzog Dorsett and the late Donald Marvin Dorsett. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Larry Allen Crow, Mr. John H. Davis, Mr. Timothy Elbert Godfrey, Franklin Gates Martin, Mr. Thomas Amos Mathis, Mrs. Alice Wright.

Obituaries: Mr. Larry Allen Crow, Mr. John H. Davis, Mr. Timothy Elbert Godfrey, Franklin Gates Martin, Mr. Thomas Amos Mathis, Mrs. Alice Wright.

Mr. Timothy Elbert Godfrey, age 62, of Rome, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Godfrey was born in Rome, Georgia on March 6, 1958, son of the late Elbert Henry Godfrey and the late Shirley Faye Stamey Godfrey.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Godfrey, and… Read more

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Obituaries: Joey Ancil Chastain, Mr. Frank Edwards Sr., Mr. LaMahta James Griffin, Mr. Charles David Parris, Mrs. Alice Wright.

Obituaries: Joey Ancil Chastain, Mr. Frank Edwards Sr., Mr. LaMahta James Griffin, Mr. Charles David Parris, Mrs. Alice Wright.

Mr. LaMahta James Griffin, age 67 of Rome, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Griffin was born in Rome, Georgia on March 5, 1953, son of the late Betty Faye Griffin.  He was a graduate of Model High School in the class of 1971 and prior… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Euris Andrew ” AJ ” Elkins.

Obituaries: Mr. Euris Andrew ” AJ ” Elkins.

  Mr. Euris Andrew ” AJ ” Elkins, age 32, of Rome, Ga. transitioned September 19, 2020. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.   Read more

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at age 87. Her death sets up a huge political battle with weeks to go before the November election.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at age 87. Her death sets up a huge political battle with weeks to go before the November election.

  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday at the age of 87. She was the second woman to sit on the High Court, appointed by President Clinton in 1993, and was well-known as a champion for women’s rights. Her death comes just weeks before the November election, setting up a huge political… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Stanley Lamar “Stan” Hansard, Mr. James Pinkney Howard, David Royal.

Obituaries: Mr. Stanley Lamar “Stan” Hansard, Mr. James Pinkney Howard, David Royal.

  Mr. James Pinkney Howard, age 82, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020, in a Piedmont, AL health care facility. Mr. Howard was born in Ft. Payne, AL on January 31, 1938, son of the late William B. and Lottie Nunn Howard.  He was also preceded in death by his late… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. John Alton Allen Sr., Mr. Larry D. Evans, Ms. Virginia Faye Pollard, Andy Lee Williams.

Obituaries: Mr. John Alton Allen Sr., Mr. Larry D. Evans, Ms. Virginia Faye Pollard, Andy Lee Williams.

Mr. Larry D. Evans, age 69, of Gaylesville, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at a local hospital. Larry was born in Rome, GA on November 30, 1950, the son of the late Garlin Evans and the late Julia Rogers Evans.  Larry graduated with honors from Cave Spring High School and went on… Read more

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Obituaries: William Andy Abernathy, Beverly Smith Pearson, Heather Adrienne Shelley.

Obituaries: William Andy Abernathy, Beverly Smith Pearson, Heather Adrienne Shelley.

  Beverly Smith Pearson, 68, of Rome, Ga., died on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at her home. She was diagnosed with a rare type of gastrointestinal cancer in 2017 and battled the disease for nearly three years. She is described by her family as a strong and fearless woman who loved fiercely and without reservation.… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Larry Stephen Adams Sr., Mr. John Allen, Mrs. Bernice Jackson McKnight, Mr. Thomas Richard “Tommy” Shores.

Obituaries: Mr. Larry Stephen Adams Sr., Mr. John Allen, Mrs. Bernice Jackson McKnight, Mr. Thomas Richard “Tommy” Shores.

  Mr. Thomas Richard “Tommy” Shores, age 83, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Shores was born in Rome, GA on February 28, 1937, son of the late Thomas Henry Shores and the late Nellie Jewel Scott Shores.  He was also preceded in death by his wife,… Read more

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Obituaries: Philip Nichols Camp, Mrs. Glenda Sue Nelson, Mr. Ronald “Terry” Wade Sr.

Obituaries: Philip Nichols Camp, Mrs. Glenda Sue Nelson, Mr. Ronald “Terry” Wade Sr.

  Mrs. Glenda Sue Nelson, age 80, of Rome, passed away on September 11, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Nelson was born in Rome, GA on June 8, 1940, daughter of the late George Walter Spriggs and the late Ida Mae Clonts Spriggs. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Betty J. KcKay, Mrs. Mardell L. Morgan.

Obituaries: Mrs. Betty J. KcKay, Mrs. Mardell L. Morgan.

Mrs. Mardell L. Morgan, age 75, of Summerville, died September 10, 2020, at a local health care facility. Mrs. Morgan was born on March 1, 1945, in Walker County, GA. to the late Clyde and Mamie Smith Sprayberry. She was a member of Silver Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Martha Jean Barnes, Hilario Alcantar Cornejo, Mrs. Christine Perry

Obituaries: Mrs. Martha Jean Barnes, Hilario Alcantar Cornejo, Mrs. Christine Perry

  Mrs. Martha Jean Barnes, age 84, of Rome, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 11, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Barnes was born in Rome, Georgia on December 12, 1935, daughter of the late Rev. Russell Head and the late Sadie Lanham Head.  She was also preceded in death by three… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mrs. Arva Marie Busby Backers, Mr. David Kevin Gurley, Mrs. Bernice Jackson McKnight, Mr. Ricky Middlebrooks, Mrs. Elizabeth Lee “Beth” Nesbit.

Obituaries:  Mrs. Arva Marie Busby Backers, Mr. David Kevin Gurley, Mrs. Bernice Jackson McKnight, Mr. Ricky Middlebrooks, Mrs. Elizabeth Lee “Beth” Nesbit.

    Mr. David Kevin Gurley, age 34, of Armuchee, GA, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Kevin was born in Rome, Georgia on February 24, 1986, son of Sandra Peek Gurley and David Kenneth Gurley. He was a graduate of Armuchee High School. Kevin was owner and operator of Kevin Gurley Inc., where… Read more

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Obituaries: James Curtis Gibbons, Mrs. Rilla Waits Matthews, Mrs. Aver J. Morehead-Plummer, Mr. John Gregory “Decky” Smith.

Obituaries: James Curtis Gibbons, Mrs. Rilla Waits Matthews, Mrs. Aver J. Morehead-Plummer, Mr. John Gregory “Decky” Smith.

Mrs. Aver J. Morehead-Plummer, age 94 of Rome, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on September 9, 2020 at her residence following a extended illness. Graveside service will be Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. East View Cemetery Rome, Georgia. Wright Memorial Mortuary. Mrs. Rilla Waits Matthews (Nanny Matthews) departed this life… Read more

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Obituaries: Dr. William J. Atha, Mr. Richard Lee “Huckabuck/Pops” Booth, Mrs. Geraldine H. Chastain, James Curtis Gibbons, Julie Vass Ouseley, Ms. Aver J. Morehead Pummer.

Obituaries: Dr. William J. Atha, Mr. Richard Lee “Huckabuck/Pops” Booth, Mrs. Geraldine H. Chastain, James Curtis Gibbons, Julie Vass Ouseley, Ms. Aver J. Morehead Pummer.

  Julie Vass Ouseley, age 93, died peacefully in her home Monday, September 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. Due to Covid-19 arrangements will be announced at a later date by Daniel’s Funeral Home. Dr. William J. Atha, age 88, of Rome, GA passed away at his home on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Dr. William… Read more

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Obituaries: Dr. William Jackson Atha, Diane Ford Baker, Mr. Richard L. Booth, Mrs. Delena Faye Dowdy, Dr. Billy Jack Goolesby, Ms. Penny White Ingram, Rev. H. Ladell Jacobs, Patricia Ann Morano, Ms. Sherrie Jean White.

Obituaries: Dr. William Jackson Atha, Diane Ford Baker, Mr. Richard L. Booth, Mrs. Delena Faye Dowdy, Dr. Billy Jack Goolesby, Ms. Penny White Ingram, Rev. H. Ladell Jacobs, Patricia Ann Morano, Ms. Sherrie Jean White.

Dr. Billy Jack Goolesby, age 80, of Rome, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 7, 2020. Dr. Goolesby was born in Hollywood, AL on September 4, 1940, son of the late Frank and Irene Tate Goolesby.  He was also preceded in death by 4 brothers.  He served in the U.… Read more

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