Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mr. Caleb Thomas Clark, Mrs. Chiquita Conkle Daniel, Lollie Ernestine Wansley Fryer, Ms. Seresa Williams.

Obituaries: Mr. Caleb Thomas Clark, Mrs. Chiquita Conkle Daniel, Lollie Ernestine Wansley Fryer, Ms. Seresa Williams.

Mr. Caleb Thomas Clark, age 27, of Aragon, Ga., passed away Friday, October 11, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Clark was born in Austell, GA on November 10, 1991, son of the former Stacy Lou Worthington and Gary Thomas Clark.  He was a 2010 graduate of Pepperell High School in Lindale and attended North Georgia… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Earlie Clowers, Mr. David Crawford.

Obituaries: Mr. Earlie Clowers, Mr. David Crawford.

  Mr. Earlie Clowers, 71, of Rome, Georgia, made a peaceful transition on Monday, October 14, 2019, at a local hospital surrounded by his loving family. Services will be Friday, October 18, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Wright Memorial Mortuary, 814 South Broad St. Rome, Georgia. He will lie in-state from 1:00 p.m. until the… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. James Tillman Fricks Sr., Mr. Jimmy Marshall Green,    Mrs. Annice Elizabeth Cook Gresham, Mr. Horace Steven “Steve” Shaw.

Obituaries: Mr. James Tillman Fricks Sr., Mr. Jimmy Marshall Green,    Mrs. Annice Elizabeth Cook Gresham, Mr. Horace Steven “Steve” Shaw.

Mr. James Tillman Fricks Sr., age 92, of Shannon, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Fricks was born in Westminster, South Carolina on February 6, 1927, son of the late Joe Tillman Fricks and the late Essie James Fricks.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Annie… Read more

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Obituaries: Jose Manuel Guzman Benites, Mr. Thomas Ray Holder and Robert Jeffrey Williams

Obituaries: Jose Manuel Guzman Benites, Mr. Thomas Ray Holder and Robert Jeffrey Williams

Robert Jeffrey Williams, age 53, of Taylorsville, GA, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019, after a short stint in a local hospital. Robert was born on May 19, 1966, in West Covina, CA.  In 1984, he graduated from South Plantation FL High School, then attended Jacksonville State University on a football grant, and later studied at… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Bernice Louise Givens Bowling, Mrs. Katherine Hightower, Mr. David Lee Smith.

Obituaries: Mrs. Bernice Louise Givens Bowling, Mrs. Katherine Hightower, Mr. David Lee Smith.

Mrs. Bernice Louise Givens Bowling, age 88, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Mrs. Bowling was born in Lindale, GA on October 4, 1931, the daughter of the late James Grady Givens and the late Eunice Elsie Bowman Givens.  She worked for many years at Southern Bell.  She was a member… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Don Anthony Agan, Mrs. Hazel Frances Taylor.

Obituaries: Mr. Don Anthony Agan, Mrs. Hazel Frances Taylor.

  Mr. Don Anthony Agan, age 62, of Aragon, GA, received his long, awaited healing Tuesday evening, October 8, 2019, in his earthly home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Agan was born in Rome, GA on May 20, 1957, son of the former Betty Marie Cleveland and the late Edwin Billy Agan.  He was… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Ricky Keith Smith, Hillary Paris Thomas, Mr. Joshua Turner.

Obituaries: Mr. Ricky Keith Smith, Hillary Paris Thomas, Mr. Joshua Turner.

  Hillary Paris Thomas, 48, passed away at her home in Rome, GA of natural causes on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Hillary was born in Rome, GA, where she lived until her passing.  She graduated from Model High School in 1989, and from Floyd College with an Associates in Nursing in 1995.  She went on… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Tommy Darrell Dabbs, Rondy Pearson Fuller, Mrs. Shirley Louise Burgess Turner.

Obituaries: Mr. Tommy Darrell Dabbs, Rondy Pearson Fuller, Mrs. Shirley Louise Burgess Turner.

Mrs. Shirley Louise Burgess Turner, age 75, of Rome, GA, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019, in Daytona Beach, FL. Mrs. Turner was born in Resaca, GA on January 21, 1944, daughter of the late Sylvester and Fanny Cornelison Burgess.  She was also preceded in death by 10 siblings.  Prior to her retirement, she was… Read more

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Obituaries: John Howard Easterwood, Mr. George Horace Fitzgerald.

Obituaries: John Howard Easterwood, Mr. George Horace Fitzgerald.

Mr. George Horace Fitzgerald, age 89, of Rome passed away Saturday October 5, 2019 in a local health care home. Mr. Fitzgerald was born February 15, 1930 in Cobb County, a son of the late E.D. Fitzgerald, and Mae Taylor Fitzgerald. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and the Adult Men Sunday School… Read more

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Services set for Ken Oates, longtime youth minister at West Rome Baptist Church. He’s being remembered for his work with area kids and those in need.

Services set for Ken Oates, longtime youth minister at West Rome Baptist Church. He’s being remembered for his work with area kids and those in need.

Funeral services have been announced for Ken Oates: The receiving of friends is set for noon until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at West Rome Baptist Church. The service is set for 3 p.m. From Salmon Funeral Home: Rev. Kenneth Wayne “Ken” Oates, age 70, of Rome, GA, passed away at his residence Saturday morning,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Gene Chastain, Mrs. Margaret Evelyn Carnes Lee, Mr. Timothy Starr Payne and Pastor Julia Lee Smith

Obituaries: Mr. Gene Chastain, Mrs. Margaret Evelyn Carnes Lee, Mr. Timothy Starr Payne and Pastor Julia Lee Smith

Mrs. Margaret Evelyn Carnes Lee, age 95, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Lee was born in Floyd County, GA on May 13, 1924, daughter of the late Elis Carnes and the late Mary Goddard Carnes Wells.  She was formerly employed by Klopman Mills with several years… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. J. Frank Shirey, Mr. Joshua Turner and Mr. Julian Franklin Vaughn

Obituaries: Mr. J. Frank Shirey, Mr. Joshua Turner and Mr. Julian Franklin Vaughn

Mr. Julian Franklin Vaughn, age 82, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday evening, October 3, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Vaughn was born in Floyd County, GA on November 2, 1936, son of the late Horace and Ruby Landers Vaughn.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Vaughn.  Mr. Vaughn was… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Dorothy Louise Smith Bailey, Rev. Johnnie B. Bell, Virginia Anne Garland, Mr. Jerry Lamar “Bubba” Williams Jr.

Obituaries: Mrs. Dorothy Louise Smith Bailey, Rev. Johnnie B. Bell, Virginia Anne Garland, Mr. Jerry Lamar “Bubba” Williams Jr.

  Rev. Johnnie B. Bell, age 86, of Rome, Georgia. Formally of Laurel, Mississippi passed away September 27, 2019. Services will be Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Wright Memorial Chapel, 814 S. Broad St., Rome, Georgia 30161. He will lie in-state from noon until the hour of servie. Interment will follow in the… Read more

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Obituaries: Doris Jean Freeman.

Obituaries: Doris Jean Freeman.

Doris Jean Freeman passed away on October 1, 2019. Daniel’s Funeral Home. Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Johnie B. Bell, Mrs. Bettye Ruth Williams Ellington.

Obituaries: Mr. Johnie B. Bell, Mrs. Bettye Ruth Williams Ellington.

  Mrs. Bettye Ruth Williams Ellington, age 91, of Rome, GA passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019. Bettye was born on October 3, 1927 to the late John Elbert and Jennie Bell Hice Williams. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and retired from the Social Security Administration. Bettye was preceded in death… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. William “Bill” Christie, Mrs. Sara Mae Lawson Sharpe.

Obituaries: Mr. William “Bill” Christie, Mrs. Sara Mae Lawson Sharpe.

  Mr. William “Bill” Christie, age 86 of Rome passed away Sunday September 29, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Christie was born July 9, 1933, in Shannon, a son of the late Henry Grady Jefferson Christie, and Janie Rebecca Henry Christie. He was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church, where he was very… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Clinton Allen “Tiny” Best, Mrs. Carolyn Marie Jones Cromer.

Obituaries: Mr. Clinton Allen “Tiny” Best, Mrs. Carolyn Marie Jones Cromer.

Mrs. Carolyn Marie Jones Cromer, age 79, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Cromer was born in Floyd County, Georgia on February 11, 1940, daughter of the late Harold Jones and the late Nora Davis Jones.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, J.… Read more

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