Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Joe Brown Beard Jr., Mrs. Julia Mae Berry, Ms. Teresa Diane Edwards Duke, Mrs. Grace Leona Bryan Jenkins, Mr. Robert Leon Poteete.

Obituaries: Joe Brown Beard Jr., Mrs. Julia Mae Berry, Ms. Teresa Diane Edwards Duke, Mrs. Grace Leona Bryan Jenkins, Mr. Robert Leon Poteete.

      Mrs. Julia Mae Berry, age 91, of Rome, transitioned January 10, 2021. Full details of Mrs. Julia Mae Berry’s Celebration of Life Service is forthcoming. F. K. Jones Funeral Home. Mary Louise Dixon passed away on January 7, 2021. She was born in Montgomery, AL, to Charles Anson Corbitt and Caroline Elizabeth… Read more

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Obituaries: Linda Carolyn (Milam) Barron,  Ellen (Freda) Peugh, James Lewis Wade.

Obituaries: Linda Carolyn (Milam) Barron, Ellen (Freda) Peugh, James Lewis Wade.

  Ellen (Freda) Peugh, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully January 4, 2021, in a local memory care facility. Mrs. Peugh was born in Cherokee County, Alabama December 19, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Milford A. Grogan and the late Eula L. Grogan. Mrs. Peugh was preceded in… Read more

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Obituaries: Linda Carolyn Barron, Barbara Milstead Beard, Ms. Glinder Kay Finley, Ms. Linda McConnell, Mr. Robert Leo Poeete, Wetonia Faye Self, James Carlton (J.C.) Warren, Mr. Edward Ronald Washington

Obituaries: Linda Carolyn Barron, Barbara Milstead Beard, Ms. Glinder Kay Finley, Ms. Linda McConnell, Mr. Robert Leo Poeete, Wetonia Faye Self, James Carlton (J.C.) Warren, Mr. Edward Ronald Washington

  James Carlton (J. C.) Warren, Jr, 79, of Cave Spring, died Friday afternoon, January 8, 2021 in a Rome hospital following a brief illness. A native of Rome, Mr. Warren was born at the McCall Hospital, September 20, 1941, a son of the late James C. Warren, Sr. and the late Margaret Tillman Cooper… Read more

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Obituaries: Emily Hogg Barba, George Donald Black, Mr. Leo Black, Mrs. JoAnn Shiflett Cantrell, Mary Louise Dixon, Mrs. Linda Fay Johnson, Johnny Ray Knight, Ms. Linda McConnell, Dr. Jonathan David Paxton, William N. Rucker Jr.

Obituaries: Emily Hogg Barba, George Donald Black, Mr. Leo Black, Mrs. JoAnn Shiflett Cantrell, Mary Louise Dixon, Mrs. Linda Fay Johnson, Johnny Ray Knight, Ms. Linda McConnell, Dr. Jonathan David Paxton, William N. Rucker Jr.

  Mary Louise Dixon, age 80 of Rome, GA passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2020. She was born in Montgomery, AL on April 28, 1940. Daniel’s Funeral Home. George Donald Black, age 85, died on January 5th, 2021 ending his battle with COVID-19, which he fought with courage and grace. He was born in… Read more

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Coosa High graduate Anna Espy, a freshman at Mercer, dies from apparent allergic reaction, president says.

Coosa High graduate Anna Espy, a freshman at Mercer, dies from apparent allergic reaction, president says.

  It was a pandemic graduation for Anna McKenzie Espy, an honor student at Coosa High with big plans. Her name was a familiar one in school circles: A member of Coosa Middle’s Winter Guard, a Governor’s Honors nominee. Even after the fall semester at Mercer University, Anna was deemed a “promising and cherished freshman.”… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Joseph Alan “Rip” Aycock, George Donald Black, Imogene Proctor Dowdy, Charles Wendell “Chuck” Green, Robert Hollingsworth Jr., Mrs. Virginia R. Parker, Mr. Thomas Joe Porter, James Lewis Wade.

Obituaries: Mr. Joseph Alan “Rip” Aycock, George Donald Black, Imogene Proctor Dowdy, Charles Wendell “Chuck” Green, Robert Hollingsworth Jr., Mrs. Virginia R. Parker, Mr. Thomas Joe Porter, James Lewis Wade.

Mr. Joseph Alan “Rip” Aycock, age 73, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in a local hospital. Mr. Aycock was born in Rome, GA on September 5, 1947, son of the late Joseph B. and Grace Parker Aycock.  He was a 1965 graduate of Coosa High School and attended Berry College prior… Read more

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Obituaries: Sharon Clark Byrne, Dr. William M. “Bill” Dempsey, Shelby Diane Dowdy, Mrs. Betty Jo Davis Jacobs, Ellen Milfreda Peugh.

Obituaries: Sharon Clark Byrne, Dr. William M. “Bill” Dempsey, Shelby Diane Dowdy, Mrs. Betty Jo Davis Jacobs, Ellen Milfreda Peugh.

Dr. William M. “Bill” Dempsey, age 77, of Rome, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in a local hospital. Arrangements for his memorial service are incomplete and will be announced later. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Betty Jo Davis Jacobs, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed… Read more

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Obituaries: Avanelle Kerce Brown, Ms. Dorthy Henderson, Mrs. Mary Marvine Smith Hibberts, Mr. James William Proctor, Robert Sibley Ogletree (Bob), Mr. Jefferson Lee Rosson Sr., Ms. Shirley Wilson.

Obituaries: Avanelle Kerce Brown, Ms. Dorthy Henderson, Mrs. Mary Marvine Smith Hibberts, Mr. James William Proctor, Robert Sibley Ogletree (Bob), Mr. Jefferson Lee Rosson Sr., Ms. Shirley Wilson.

 Mrs. Mary Marvine Smith Hibberts, age 73, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Monday morning, January 4, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Hibberts was born in Rome, GA on January 21, 1947, daughter of the late Marvin Julian Smith and the late Sally Beulah Hessler Smith.  She was also preceded in death by her husband,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Annette “Nana” Earwood, Mr. Robert Lee Gilbert III, Lynda Jean Kerscher, Ms. Hattie Kornegay, Charles Edward Williams.

Obituaries: Mrs. Annette “Nana” Earwood, Mr. Robert Lee Gilbert III, Lynda Jean Kerscher, Ms. Hattie Kornegay, Charles Edward Williams.

Mr. Robert Lee Gilbert III, age 76, of Lindale, GA, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020, at his residence. Robert Lee Gilbert III began his life in Lindale and, having traveled the world for more than twenty years in the service of the U. S. Air Force, he retired to the place of his birth,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Annie Lucille Pierce Alexander, Mrs. Donna Faye Davis Blanton, Daniel Edward Comer Sr., Robert Sibley Ogletree, Ramona Wood. 

Obituaries: Mrs. Annie Lucille Pierce Alexander, Mrs. Donna Faye Davis Blanton, Daniel Edward Comer Sr., Robert Sibley Ogletree, Ramona Wood. 

    Mr. Daniel Edward Comer Sr., age 74, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Comer was born in Floyd County, GA, on September 27, 1946, son of the late Alvin Hanks Comer and the late Sarah Ophelia Hardin Comer.  In addition to his parents, he was… Read more

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Obituaries: Margaret Avanelle Brown, Ms. Tammy Lynn Callahan, Ms. Alberta Dublin, Mr. William Guy Welch

Obituaries: Margaret Avanelle Brown, Ms. Tammy Lynn Callahan, Ms. Alberta Dublin, Mr. William Guy Welch

  Ms. Tammy Lynn Callahan, age 61, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at a local healthcare facility. Ms. Callahan was born in Rome, GA on December 15, 1959, daughter of Mrs. Shirley Ann Jarrett Callahan and the late Lester Duvall Callahan.  In addition to her father, she was also preceded… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Jo Caldwell, Mr. Leon Clifford Dupree

Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Jo Caldwell, Mr. Leon Clifford Dupree

Mrs. Mary Jo Caldwell, age 75, of Everett Springs Community, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday morning, December 31, 2020. Mary Jo was born in Rome, GA, on March 13, 1945, daughter of the late James William Edwards, Sr., and Edna Irene Chastain Edwards. She was a housewife and homemaker and a member of… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Jo Caldwell, Mr. William Alton Dudley, Mrs. Norma Jean Eaves, Ms. Doris Elizabeth Ferguson, Mrs. Martha Maxine Gingrich Shook, Mrs. Annese Olivia Colter Thomas, Lawrence Snider Tondee

Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Jo Caldwell, Mr. William Alton Dudley, Mrs. Norma Jean Eaves, Ms. Doris Elizabeth Ferguson, Mrs. Martha Maxine Gingrich Shook, Mrs. Annese Olivia Colter Thomas, Lawrence Snider Tondee

Mr. William Alton Dudley, age 82, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday morning, December 30, 2020, in a local hospital. Mr. Dudley was born in White, GA on December 6, 1938, son of the late Willie and Mary Ethel Hagler Dudley. He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Louise Dudley Freeman and Cornelia… Read more

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Obituaries: An update on services for Coach Phil Jones. Remembering Mr. Houston Boyd Chambers, Mr. Timothy Tyrone Wood.

Obituaries: An update on services for Coach Phil Jones. Remembering Mr. Houston Boyd Chambers, Mr. Timothy Tyrone Wood.

  For those asking about services for Shorter University’s founding football coach, Phil Jones, here’s the latest from his family: Here’s what we are planning: A Life Celebration Ceremony in Winder GA in April (hopefully April 18) at 1st Baptist Church (tentatively). It will be casual and a time to honor and celebrate his life… Read more

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Obituaries: Dr. Dennis Michael Heller, Mrs. Joan Puryear Plymel, Mr. Dickerson Earl Taylor, Olivia Thomas.

Obituaries: Dr. Dennis Michael Heller, Mrs. Joan Puryear Plymel, Mr. Dickerson Earl Taylor, Olivia Thomas.

Dr. Dennis Michael Heller, age 61 of Rome passed away suddenly on Monday, December 21, 2020. Dr. Heller was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on May 18th, 1959 and his family moved to Rome in 1964. He was the son of Francis A. and Lawrence E. Heller of Rome. He graduated from West Rome High School… Read more

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