Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Anna Frances Murphy Brooks, John Douglas Hawkins Jr., Alice Evelyn Munchak.

Obituaries: Anna Frances Murphy Brooks, John Douglas Hawkins Jr., Alice Evelyn Munchak.

Anna Frances Murphy Brooks, age 87, of Armuchee, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Frances was born on the old Battle Farm Road in Rome, Georgia, June 23, 1934, daughter of the late Jeptha and Georgia Marie Murphy.  Frances was preceded in death by her brothers, Grady, Allen, Arthur, Clarence, and… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Clarence Carmichael, Mr. Wayne Daniel Merritt, John Paul Schulz.

Obituaries: Mr. Clarence Carmichael, Mr. Wayne Daniel Merritt, John Paul Schulz.

  John Paul Schulz, 76, passed away April 20, 2022, in Rome, Georgia. He was born in Evanston, Illinois to Jane Bolton and William H. Schulz. He is survived by his wife of eleven lucky years, Dekie Hicks, and his son John Robert “J.R.” Schulz, J. R.’s wife Christine McCulloch, their daughter Margot, and J.… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Darryal Eugene Grindle, Mr. Charles Lee Otting, James Donald Sides Sr.

Obituaries: Mr. Darryal Eugene Grindle, Mr. Charles Lee Otting, James Donald Sides Sr.

Mr. Charles Lee Otting, age 69, of Summerville, GA, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022, at his residence. Charles Lee Otting was born in Rome, GA on November 11, 1952, son of the late Clifton Armon Otting and the late Mary Frances Highfield “Honey” Otting.  He was also preceded in death by his grandparents,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Bruce Jeffrey Reddick.

Obituaries: Mr. Bruce Jeffrey Reddick.

  Mr. Bruce Jeffrey Reddick, age 65, of Rome transitioned April 23, 2022. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.   Read more

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Remembering John Paul Schulz: ‘A much-loved storyteller is on the next part of his journey, gathering tales as he goes.’

Remembering John Paul Schulz: ‘A much-loved storyteller is on the next part of his journey, gathering tales as he goes.’

    Early on April 6, John Paul Schulz had breaking news to share with his 136 Facebook followers: “4:40 am. Time for everyone at Floyd Hospital to stick a needle in John.” It drew 90 comments, all checking on the revered, respected landscape architect and author of “Sweet Drives on Chemo Days.” He died… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Julia Hayes, Mr. Calvin Cooledge Miller, Mr. Ray Nathaniel Shepherd.

Obituaries: Mrs. Julia Hayes, Mr. Calvin Cooledge Miller, Mr. Ray Nathaniel Shepherd.

Mr. Calvin Cooledge Miller, age 95, of Lindale, GA, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, in a local hospital. Mr. Miller was born in Polk County, GA on June 28, 1926, son of the late Martin Jeet Miller and the late Flora Elsberry Miller.  He was also preceded in death by his son, Calvin C.… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Julia Hayes, John Paul Schulz, Danny Lamar Walton.

Obituaries: Mrs. Julia Hayes, John Paul Schulz, Danny Lamar Walton.

Danny Lamar Walton, 67, of Cave Spring, died Wednesday evening, April 20, 2022 following an extended illness. Mr. Walton was a native of Dublin, Ga., born there March 1, 1955, a son of the late Floyd Walton and the late Curtis Holmes Walton. A loving family man, Mr. Walton also loved working for Bell South… Read more

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Obituaries: Janice Paulette Carroll (Murdock).

Obituaries: Janice Paulette Carroll (Murdock).

Janice Paulette Carroll (Murdock) passed peacefully the morning of Sunday April 17th 2022 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga due to emerging complications from her cancer returning. Paulette is survived by her husband Ray Carroll; her children Christy Wright, Steven Carroll, Crystal Terry, and Michael Carroll; her grandchildren Erin and Laurel Putnam, Kaylie and… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Daniel Dempsey Barker.

Obituaries: Mr. Daniel Dempsey Barker.

Mr. Daniel Dempsey Barker, age 47, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022, at a local hospital. Mr. Barker was born in Rome, GA, on July 09, 1974, son of the late Debra Elaine Barker.  He was also preceded in death by his father, William Leo Barker, his uncle, Ronnie Barker, and… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Elease Dalles, Leona E. Wigley.

Obituaries: Ms. Elease Dalles, Leona E. Wigley.

  Leona E. Wigley, age 89, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022.  She was born June 30, 1932 in Floyd County to Willie ”Bill” and Bertha Everett. She is survived by her sister, Willa Everett Mathis, her son, Everett Wigley, her daughter-in-law, Marilyn Wigley, her son-in-law, Michael Barnes, her grandson, Wesley Barnes,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mother Jean Ann Holmes Beard, Mrs. Sandra Faye Hampton.

Obituaries: Mother Jean Ann Holmes Beard, Mrs. Sandra Faye Hampton.

Mrs. Sandra Faye Hampton, age 65 of Lindale, GA passed away on Friday, April 15, 2022, at a local hospital. Mrs. Hampton was born in Floyd County, GA on July 7, 1956, daughter of the late, John Willie Proctor, Sr. and the late, Eva Mae Stevens Proctor. She was a graduate of Pepperell High School… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Patty Isabel Warren Vick Buford, Mr. William Edward Franks, David Michael (Mike) Morrison, Mr. Herbert Matin Reid, Ms. Gladis Slocum, Ms. Marcia June Smith.

Obituaries: Mrs. Patty Isabel Warren Vick Buford, Mr. William Edward Franks, David Michael (Mike) Morrison, Mr. Herbert Matin Reid, Ms. Gladis Slocum, Ms. Marcia June Smith.

Ms. Marcia June Smith, age 62, of Lindale, GA, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at a local hospital. Ms. Smith was born in Atlanta, GA, on June 13, 1959, daughter of Juanita Smith Henry and the late David Henry. She graduated from Forest Hills Christian School in Stone Mountain, GA.  Ms. Smith was… Read more

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Obituaries: Hugh Don Mathis, Mrs. Dolores Bradshaw Osteen, Ms. Gladis Slocum, Mrs. Rachel Maldonado Sutton.

Obituaries: Hugh Don Mathis, Mrs. Dolores Bradshaw Osteen, Ms. Gladis Slocum, Mrs. Rachel Maldonado Sutton.

Mrs. Dolores Bradshaw Osteen, age 83, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in an assisted living residence in Cartersville. Mrs. Osteen was born in Floyd County, GA on August 6, 1938, daughter of the late Hamilton N. Bradshaw and the late Frances Baker Nichols.  She was also preceded in death by… Read more

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Obituaries: Mildred Ruth Odom Lewis, 100. Also: Tammy Telayne Barnes, Mr. Kierre S. Burge, Richard Eugene Cook, Mr. Walter B. Wise.

Obituaries: Mildred Ruth Odom Lewis, 100. Also: Tammy Telayne Barnes, Mr. Kierre S. Burge, Richard Eugene Cook, Mr. Walter B. Wise.

Mr. Walter B. Wise, age 89, of Rome, GA, stepped into heaven on Monday, April 11, 2022. Mr. Wise was born in Pikesville, Tennessee on March 1, 1933, son of the late Floyd Wise and the late Ella Lee Scott Wise.  He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  Mr.… Read more

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