Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mrs. Debra Sue Knowles Barnes, Miss Gloria Jean Blankenship, Ms. Sandra June “Sandy” Peace.

Obituaries: Mrs. Debra Sue Knowles Barnes, Miss Gloria Jean Blankenship, Ms. Sandra June “Sandy” Peace.

  Mrs. Debra Sue Knowles Barnes, age 63, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at a local hospital. Debra was born in Rome, Georgia on June 20, 1956, daughter of the late Bertie Lee Smith Knowles and James Carlton Knowles Sr.  Debra was a Special Education Teacher with the Floyd County… Read more

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Obituaries: Sherry Lynn Arradondo, Mrs. Diane Poole Blair, Carol Nichols Graves, Mr. David Lamar Griffin, Dr. David Andrew Holland, Mr. Leon Herman Hopper, Mrs. Barbara Sue Whitehead.

Obituaries: Sherry Lynn Arradondo, Mrs. Diane Poole Blair, Carol Nichols Graves, Mr. David Lamar Griffin, Dr. David Andrew Holland, Mr. Leon Herman Hopper, Mrs. Barbara Sue Whitehead.

Carol Nichols Graves, a retired Heyman Hospice social worker at Floyd Medical and resident of Rockmart, passed away at the age of 75 on the morning of June 15th, 2020 after an extended illness. Carol is survived by her husband, Benjamin Locke Graves; her daughters, Leigh Graves Rolan and her husband, Tim Rolan, and Rebecca… Read more

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Obituaries: Randall Allen “Randy” Edwards, Linda Dianne (Burton) Jackson, Joel D. Pearson Jr., Mrs. Carolyn JoAnn Rogers.

Obituaries: Randall Allen “Randy” Edwards, Linda Dianne (Burton) Jackson, Joel D. Pearson Jr., Mrs. Carolyn JoAnn Rogers.

Mrs. Carolyn JoAnn Rogers, age 80, of Adairsville, GA, a former resident of Kingston, GA, passed away Friday morning, June 12, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Rogers was born in Centre, AL, on January 2, 1940, daughter of the late Roy Morgan and Jesse Louise Sitton Morgan.  She retired in 1999 from Mohawk Industries and… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Diane Marie Ferguson, Mr. Louis Anthony “Tony” Souder Sr.

Obituaries: Mrs. Diane Marie Ferguson, Mr. Louis Anthony “Tony” Souder Sr.

  Mrs. Diane Marie Ferguson, age 60, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 1pm at Bush Arbor Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Byars officiating.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed.  Interment will follow in… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Thurman Lee Heath, Ms. Callie Yvonne Studyvant Woodson

Obituaries: Mr. Thurman Lee Heath, Ms. Callie Yvonne Studyvant Woodson

  Mr. Thurman Lee Heath, age 85, of Rome passed away Tuesday June 9, 2020 in a local hospital. Mr. Heath was born October 6, 1934 in Cave Spring, Ga. a son of the late John V. Heath, and Lillie Mae Bolinger Heath. He was owner of Thurman Heath Upholstery for sixty years. Mr. Heath… Read more

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Obituaries: Rodney Dale Smith, Virginia Elizabeth Smith.

Obituaries: Rodney Dale Smith, Virginia Elizabeth Smith.

  Rodney Dale Smith, age 67 of Rome passed away Tuesday June 9, 2020 in a local hospital. Dale was born March 9, 1953, in Floyd County. He was owner of Smith Pest Control, for many years, and attended Beech Creek United Methodist Church. Dale was preceded in death by his father, Carl Smith, mother… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mrs. Margaret Jane Flowers, Virginia Elizabeth Smith, Ms. Callie Yvonne Studyvant Woodson.

Obituaries: Mrs. Margaret Jane Flowers, Virginia Elizabeth Smith, Ms. Callie Yvonne Studyvant Woodson.

  Mrs. Margaret Jane Flowers, age 87, of the Shannon Community died Wednesday June 10th following a brief illness. Mrs. Flowers was born October 16, 1932 in Floyd County daughter of the late Edward G. Kelly and Grace Watley Kelly. Mrs. Flowers was an educator, teaching in the Model School district and retiring from the… Read more

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Obituaries: Robert Walsh Frevert,  Mr. James Edward “Jeff” Frost.

Obituaries: Robert Walsh Frevert, Mr. James Edward “Jeff” Frost.

  Robert Walsh Frevert left this earth for his eternal home with Christ on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020. He was born in Alton, Illinois to Wilmot Edgar Frevert and Margaret Walsh Frevert. He spent his formative years in Arden, NC and later in Cranfield, NJ where he was a cross-country runner on the Cranford High… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Dorothy Marie “Pat” Blanton, Mrs. Eloise Peyton Brown, Robert Walsh Frevert, Mr. Thurman Lee Heath, Mr. Jackie Lee Littlejohn.

Obituaries: Mrs. Dorothy Marie “Pat” Blanton, Mrs. Eloise Peyton Brown, Robert Walsh Frevert, Mr. Thurman Lee Heath, Mr. Jackie Lee Littlejohn.

  Mrs. Eloise Peyton Brown, age 95, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020, at Regency Park Health and Rehabilitation in Dalton, GA. A native of Rome and Floyd County, Mrs. Brown was born February 13, 1925, a daughter of the late Charles Lester Peyton and Mary Elizabeth Edwards Peyton.  She had been… Read more

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Obituaries: Robert Shane Roden, John W. Rush.

Obituaries: Robert Shane Roden, John W. Rush.

  Robert Shane Roden, age 42, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at his residence. Shane was born in Rome, Georgia on October 13, 1977, son of Katherine Hunter Edwards and the late Tommy Robert Ely.  He was a member of City of Faith Christian Church in Chattanooga.  In addition to his… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Glendell Hancock.

Obituaries: Mr. Glendell Hancock.

  Mr. Glendell Hancock, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Hancock was born in Jackson County, AL on May 26, 1940, son of the late Melvin Hancock and the late Pauline Patterson Hancock. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by… Read more

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J. Barry Griswell, chair of Berry College’s Board of Trustees, dies suddenly at age 71.

J. Barry Griswell, chair of Berry College’s Board of Trustees, dies suddenly at age 71.

  Media release: Berry College is saddened to announce the passing of J. Barry Griswell, chair of the Berry College Board of Trustees. A towering presence both literally and figuratively, this 6-foot-9 Berry College Viking basketball alumnus served his alma mater with uncommon distinction during his 17 years as a trustee, the last four as… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Kerek Battle, Mr. James Robert “Bob” Bennett, Jamie Lynn Forsyth, Mr. Tommy Doyce McCord

Obituaries: Mr. Kerek Battle, Mr. James Robert “Bob” Bennett, Jamie Lynn Forsyth, Mr. Tommy Doyce McCord

  Mr. Kerek Battle, age 35, of Wrightsville GA, transitioned June 2, 2020. Graveside Service for Mr. Battle will be Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 at 1 pm at Mitchell Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Wrightsville Ga. He is the son of Pastor H. Bernard Young and First Lady Dolores Young of Thankful Baptist Church. Dudley’s… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Lois Gore Green; Sgt. Evan Tucker Williams, USMC.

Obituaries: Mrs. Lois Gore Green; Sgt. Evan Tucker Williams, USMC.

  Mrs. Lois Gore Green, age 88, of Lindale, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in her home. Mrs. Green was born in Ider, Alabama on December 12, 1931, daughter of the late Jeff & Emily Veal who raised her in the Baptist faith.  For many years she enjoyed life with her late husband,… Read more

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Remembering Dr. Robert V. Ozment: Native Roman touched the world through preaching, practices and publications, including a long-running column in the AJC, Rome News-Tribune and throughout the South.

Remembering Dr. Robert V. Ozment: Native Roman touched the world through preaching, practices and publications, including a long-running column in the AJC, Rome News-Tribune and throughout the South.

In context: Occasionally, news slips through our hands for whatever reason. This is one of those cases as today we join many who celebrate the incredible life of Dr. Robert V. Ozment, 93. We first met in 2002 as Dr. Ozment would hand-deliver his column for weekend publication in the Rome News-Tribune and share a… Read more

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