Category Archives: Obituaries

19-year-old U.S. soldier from Adairsville killed in training accident at Fort Campbell, Ky.; services pending.

19-year-old U.S. soldier from Adairsville killed in training accident at Fort Campbell, Ky.; services pending.

SUNDAY UPDATE Funeral services are pending for an Adairsville soldier who died in a training exercise on Wednesday. Tom M. Wages Funeral Home in Lawrenceville shares that services for Pvt. 2nd Class Jeremy J. Wells are pending and will be announced soon. Click www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Previously: From the AJC: A U.S. soldier from Adairsville died in a training… Read more

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Obituaries: Martha Sue Bonner and Jane Kay Lyon

Obituaries: Martha Sue Bonner and Jane Kay Lyon

Martha Sue Bonner, age 81, of Rome, passed away at her residence Friday, August 3, 2018. The family will receive friends Saturday morning, August 11, 2018 from 10 to 11:00 a.m. at Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome, with a service to follow at 11:00 with Rev. Monty Stallins officiating. A reception will follow the service… Read more

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Obituaries: Martha Sue Bonner, Annie Harris Burton, Ms. Moncia Renee Jackson and Donald Burle Nixon

Obituaries: Martha Sue Bonner, Annie Harris Burton, Ms. Moncia Renee Jackson and Donald Burle Nixon

   Donald Burle Nixon, age 60, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Nixon was born in Summerville, Georgia on December 8, 1957, son of Gordon Burle Nixon and the late Ruby Nell Gentry Salyers.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Ray Nixon.  Mr. Nixon… Read more

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Obituaries: Maurice Bernard Bray, Mrs. Rhonda Lynne Gay Moss.

Obituaries: Maurice Bernard Bray, Mrs. Rhonda Lynne Gay Moss.

  Mrs. Rhonda Lynne Gay Moss, age 55, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at a local hospital. Mrs. Moss was born in Atlanta, GA on April 16, 1963, daughter of the former Syble Marie Crow and the late James Clifford Gay, Jr. For many years, Mrs. Moss was a waitress at Applebee’s… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Marcelle Touchstone Grigsby, 100; Mr. LaMario Majors; William Matthew Sousa.

Obituaries: Mrs. Marcelle Touchstone Grigsby, 100; Mr. LaMario Majors; William Matthew Sousa.

Mrs. Marcelle Touchstone Grigsby, age 100, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at a local assisted living facility. Mrs. Grigsby was born in Floyd County, GA, on August 13, 1917, daughter of the late Grady Jett Touchstone and the late Olyra Martin Touchstone.  She was a graduate of Armuchee High School and… Read more

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Brothers who died hours apart here on Monday will be buried together following joint funeral at Henderson & Sons on Friday.

Brothers who died hours apart here on Monday will be buried together following joint funeral at Henderson & Sons on Friday.

A 75-year-old Rome man who had been ill died Monday at an area hospital and his older brother, who had traveled from North Florida to be with him, died suddenly several hours later. Lonnie and Leroy Clark will now be buried at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens following a joint funeral service set for 2 p.m. Friday… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Joyce Gettrost, Bobby Harold Holden.

Obituaries: Mrs. Joyce Gettrost, Bobby Harold Holden.

Bobby Harold Holden passed away July 30, in a local hospital after a lingering illness. Bobby was born in Floyd County, Georgia June 7, 1932 to the late William Lee Holden and Callie McCool Holden. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Holden, brother Vernon Holden and Sister Helen Trotter. After Bobby left… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Elizabeth Inez Poole Brown, Leta Robbin Burgess (Sharp), Bobby Harold Holden.

Obituaries: Mrs. Elizabeth Inez Poole Brown, Leta Robbin Burgess (Sharp), Bobby Harold Holden.

Mrs. Elizabeth Inez Poole Brown, age 73, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Brown was born in Floyd County, Georgia on March 12, 1945, daughter of the late Jesse James Crumley and the late Frances Irene Haygood Bridges. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Eugene… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Thomas Eugene “Gene” Pye.

Obituaries: Mr. Thomas Eugene “Gene” Pye.

Mr. Thomas Eugene “Gene” Pye, age 72, of Lindale, passed away Saturday evening, July 28, 2018, in a local health care facility. Mr. Pye was born in Rome, Ga., on August 14, 1945, son of the late William A. and Myrtle Holmes Pye.  He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Jewell Pye and… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mrs. Bettie Ann Chambers, Mr. Charles Wayne Nelson, Shirley D. Scott, Sarah Elizabeth Smith and Ms. Cynthia E. Ware.

Obituaries: Mrs. Bettie Ann Chambers, Mr. Charles Wayne Nelson, Shirley D. Scott, Sarah Elizabeth Smith and Ms. Cynthia E. Ware.

Mrs. Bettie Ann Chambers, age 84, of Rome, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Chambers was born in Rome, GA on November 3, 1933, daughter of the late Franklin Freeman and the late Hazel Brenton Freeman.  She was a graduate of Rome High School in the class of 1952.  She… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Michael ” Mike ” Jones and Mr. Sean Shanahan

Obituaries: Mr. Michael ” Mike ” Jones and Mr. Sean Shanahan

Mr. Michael ” Mike ” Jones, age 64, of Rockmart, Ga. transitioned July 21, 2018. Celebration Of Life for Mr. Michael Jones will be Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 2 pm at Zion Hill Baptist Church. The body will lie instate from 1 pm until the funeral hour.  Internment will follow the service at Rose… Read more

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Obituaries: Joseph Wells Brown, Sarah Imogene Little Brown, Martha Miranda Lowman.

Obituaries: Joseph Wells Brown, Sarah Imogene Little Brown, Martha Miranda Lowman.

Martha Miranda Lowman, 30, of Rome, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018. She was born on August 17, 1987 in Houston, Texas. She is the daughter of Ty Cobb and Martha Fisher. She is survived by her husband, Lee Lowman; her children, Alicia Williams, Joshua Williams, Brandon Lowman, Westin Lowman and Matthew Lowman; her… Read more

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Lonnie Malone, 72, remembered as ‘youngest to lead the civil rights movement in the city of Rome. ‘

Lonnie Malone, 72, remembered as ‘youngest to lead the civil rights movement in the city of Rome. ‘

Mr. Lonnie Earl Malone, 72, of East Point, Ga., passed July 24, 2018.  His remains were cremated.  No immediate plans have been made for a future memorial service. (Carl M. Williams Funeral Directors). From Wright Memorial Mortuary: Our beloved Lonnie Earl “Buck” Malone made his transition on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Lonnie, a 1964 graduate… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Carole Elizabeth McCarley King, Ms. Tawnya Rene’ Simpson.

Obituaries: Mrs. Carole Elizabeth McCarley King, Ms. Tawnya Rene’ Simpson.

      Mrs. Carole Elizabeth McCarley King, age 76, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. King was born in Rome, GA on March 25, 1942, daughter of the late Herman T. McCarley and the late Sue Collins McCarley. She was a graduate… Read more

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