Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Thomas “Tom” Anthony Centola Sr., Mrs. Martha Sue Meaders Crawley, Mr. George Nichols, Mrs. Shelia Ann Carlock Nixon.

Obituaries: Thomas “Tom” Anthony Centola Sr., Mrs. Martha Sue Meaders Crawley, Mr. George Nichols, Mrs. Shelia Ann Carlock Nixon.

  Mrs. Martha Sue Meaders Crawley, age 92, of Rome, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019, at a local hospital. Mrs. Crawley was born on April 13, 1926, in the North Georgia mountain town of Gillsville, surrounded by many relatives who were folk pottery artists, leaders in the past and present Methodist Church, educators,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Lou Cromer, Mr. George Nichols, Anne Briggs Browder Patterson, Donald Pryor Jr., Mrs. Linda Lawson Terry, Mr. Clarence Willie Lee Ware.

Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Lou Cromer, Mr. George Nichols, Anne Briggs Browder Patterson, Donald Pryor Jr., Mrs. Linda Lawson Terry, Mr. Clarence Willie Lee Ware.

Mrs. Mary Lou Cromer, age 83, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Cromer was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on May 16, 1935, daughter of the late Roy F. Sanford and the late Ruby Luella (Welchel) Sanford. She was also preceded in death by… Read more

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Obituaries: Hilary Yeargan Johnson.

Obituaries: Hilary Yeargan Johnson.

Hilary Yeargan Johnson was born on October 4, 1938, and passed away on January 29, 2019. Daniel’s Funeral Home. Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Edith Mary Burnett, Mrs. Helen Ruth Smith Coughenour, Mr. Jacob Noah “Jake” Goss, Ida Margaret Gessinger Lang, Betty Thacker Sapp, Elder Vivian Wilkins.

Obituaries: Mrs. Edith Mary Burnett, Mrs. Helen Ruth Smith Coughenour, Mr. Jacob Noah “Jake” Goss, Ida Margaret Gessinger Lang, Betty Thacker Sapp, Elder Vivian Wilkins.

Ida Margaret Gessinger Lang, passed peaceably from this life, in the care of her loving family, at her home in Rome, in the late afternoon on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at the age of 88.  We will all miss her and wish her well while on her next great adventure with dad.  She is preceded… Read more

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Obituary: Services set for Tuesday for Gardner Wright Jr., longtime community and textile industry leader.

Obituary: Services set for Tuesday for Gardner Wright Jr., longtime community and textile industry leader.

Gardner Wright was born on December 18, 1929 (the same birthday as his father and grandfather). He was the son of the late Mary Lynn Brogdon Wright Tarpley and the late William Gardner Wright, Sr. He was the great, great grandson of Daniel R. Mitchell, one of the 5 Founding Fathers of Rome, and the… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Marvin Hardy Akins, Mr. John W. Ivery Sr.

Obituaries: Mr. Marvin Hardy Akins, Mr. John W. Ivery Sr.

  Mr. Marvin Hardy Akins, age 77, of Rome, passed away on Friday morning, January 26, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Akins was born in Cartersville, GA on July 8, 1941, son of the late Walt and Pauline Crowe Akins.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Shelton.  Mr. Akins was… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Daniel Smith, Marilyn Herndon Reese Walker and Ms. Tammy Winston

Obituaries: Mr. Daniel Smith, Marilyn Herndon Reese Walker and Ms. Tammy Winston

Marilyn Herndon Reese Walker died peacefully on January 21, 2019 in Rome, Georgia at the age of 86. Marilyn is survived by her daughter Lisa Reese Nichols and her husband Thomas G. Nichols, granddaughter Anna Nichols all of Rome, and her special friend Glenn Smith of Cave Spring. Marilyn was born on June 30, 1932… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Jean King Copeland, Mrs. Rosa Nelly Rivas-DeRuano, Mr. William Edward “Eddie” Scott Sr. and Elder Vivian Wilkins

Obituaries: Mrs. Jean King Copeland, Mrs. Rosa Nelly Rivas-DeRuano, Mr. William Edward “Eddie” Scott Sr. and Elder Vivian Wilkins

Mrs. Rosa Nelly Rivas-DeRuano, age 51, of Rome, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 21, 2019, at Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center in Marietta, GA. Mrs. Rivas-DeRuano was born in Guatemala on March 12, 1967, daughter of Victoria Balcarcel Lima and Roberto Rivas.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Samantha Ruano.  She graduated… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Robert Steven “Steve” Cash, Mrs. Carol Jeanette Hunter, Miss Glenda Gail McCord, Mr. Richard Sanders, Matthew Lee Thompson, Ms. Edith Walker.

Obituaries: Mr. Robert Steven “Steve” Cash, Mrs. Carol Jeanette Hunter, Miss Glenda Gail McCord, Mr. Richard Sanders, Matthew Lee Thompson, Ms. Edith Walker.

Mrs. Carol Jeanette Hunter, age 72, of Cave Spring, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at a local hospital. Mrs. Hunter was born in Rome, Georgia on October 16, 1946, daughter of the late Hulin Long and the late Alene Scott Long.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Malcolm Hunter,… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Shirley Ann Hancock, Mrs. Virginia Leming Mills, Mr. Leroy W. Ringer.

Obituaries: Ms. Shirley Ann Hancock, Mrs. Virginia Leming Mills, Mr. Leroy W. Ringer.

  Ms. Shirley Ann Hancock, age 77, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in a local hospital. Ms. Hancock was born in Bartow County, GA on September 2, 1941, daughter of the late William Edward Morgan and the late Bessie Nell Ponder Morgan.  She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles… Read more

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Obituaries: Carl Jay Gould, Ms. Dometrius L. Price-Macias, Mr. Loyd Gilbert “Bill” Stager, Marilyn Herndon Walker, Sondra C. Williams.

Obituaries: Carl Jay Gould, Ms. Dometrius L. Price-Macias, Mr. Loyd Gilbert “Bill” Stager, Marilyn Herndon Walker, Sondra C. Williams.

  Mr. Loyd Gilbert “Bill” Stager, age 84, of Lindale, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, in a local health care facility. Mr. Stager was born in Lindale, GA on June 10, 1934, son of the late James Davis Stager and the late Micheal Ledford Stager.  He was also preceded in death by his wife,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Johnston Locklear, Mr. Leroy Ringer, Bonnie Faye Searles, Doris Faye Williams Sides.

Obituaries: Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Johnston Locklear, Mr. Leroy Ringer, Bonnie Faye Searles, Doris Faye Williams Sides.

Doris Faye Williams Sides, age 63, of Rome passed away Sunday January 20, 2019, in a local hospital. Doris was born August 23, 1955, in Cedartown, Ga., a daughter of the late Denton Williams, and Martha Farmer Williams. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Doris was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and fishing.… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Tammy Chatman, Anna Jebian, Zallas Loza Jr.

Obituaries: Mrs. Tammy Chatman, Anna Jebian, Zallas Loza Jr.

Anna Jebian was born in Aleppo, Syria, to Vartouhi and Sarkis Postalian on Jan. 1, 1931, and died Jan. 12, 2019, at Erlanger Baroness Hospital. She had an older brother in Caracas, Antranik (deceased) and a younger sister, Stella, who currently lives in Fresno, Calif. Anna immigrated to Venezuela in 1954 and later to the… Read more

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Obituaries: Zaida Maria Green (age 100), Ms. Mae Gene Neal and Mrs. Bernice Byars Snow

Obituaries: Zaida Maria Green (age 100), Ms. Mae Gene Neal and Mrs. Bernice Byars Snow

Mrs. Bernice Byars Snow, age 88, of Rome, passed away Thursday morning, January 17, 2019, in a local hospital. Mrs. Snow was born in Rome, GA on February 18, 1930, daughter of the late Arthur Calvin Byars and the late Mary Elizabeth McBurnett Byars.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Marvin… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Margaret S. Crocker, James Craig Knight, Maciej Kuchciński, Joseph Michael McElligott, Darla Patrick Packer and Mrs. Bernice Byars Snow.

Obituaries: Mrs. Margaret S. Crocker, James Craig Knight, Maciej Kuchciński, Joseph Michael McElligott, Darla Patrick Packer and Mrs. Bernice Byars Snow.

Mrs. Bernice Byars Snow, age 88, of Rome, passed away Thursday morning, January 17, 2019, in a local hospital. Mrs. Snow was born in Rome, GA on February 18, 1930, daughter of the late Arthur Calvin Byars and the late Mary Elizabeth McBurnett Byars.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Marvin… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Larry “Bo” R. Barnett, Maciej Kuchcinski, Mr. Mark Anders Skeggs.

Obituaries: Mr. Larry “Bo” R. Barnett, Maciej Kuchcinski, Mr. Mark Anders Skeggs.

  Mr. Mark Anders Skeggs, age 62, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Skeggs was born in Lakewood, New Jersey, on July 20, 1956, son of the former Vivian Anderson and the late Frank Skeggs.  Mark served in the United States Navy.  He worked on the Apollo… Read more

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