Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mr. Wayne H. Coursey, Mrs. Teresa Marie Fairchild Johnson, Wesley Andrew Riley and Mrs. Marian Roberson

Obituaries: Mr. Wayne H. Coursey, Mrs. Teresa Marie Fairchild Johnson, Wesley Andrew Riley and Mrs. Marian Roberson

Mrs. Teresa Marie Fairchild Johnson, age 60, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday evening, October 30, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Johnson was born in Fulton County, GA on August 18, 1959, daughter of the late Carlton and Nellie Elizabeth Elrod Fairchild.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Alice Frances Renee Bonds. … Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Linda Adams, Mr. James Walter Hunt Sr. and Mrs. Charlene S. Smith

Obituaries: Mrs. Linda Adams, Mr. James Walter Hunt Sr. and Mrs. Charlene S. Smith

Mrs. Charlene S. Smith, 70, of Silver Creek, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Services will be Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Holsey Sinai C.M.E Church, 1233 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd #293, Rome, Georgia. She will lie in-state from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of… Read more

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Remembering Mr. Joseph Seaborn ‘Smoky Joe’ Summerville, dirt stockcar racing pioneer and builder who also repairs thousands of carburetors.

Remembering Mr. Joseph Seaborn ‘Smoky Joe’ Summerville, dirt stockcar racing pioneer and builder who also repairs thousands of carburetors.

    Mr. Joseph Seaborn Summerville, age 76 of Rome, died Sunday October 27, 2019 following a brief illness. Mr. Summerville was born March 27, 1943 in Cullman, AL., son of the late Joseph Seaborn Summerville, Sr. and Melba Haynes Summerville. “Smoky Joe” Summerville was a pioneer in the dirt stockcar racing industry from 1961… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Linda Adams, Mrs. Clara Jane “Granny” Hovers Kelley, Mrs. Mary Ruth Sharp.

Obituaries: Mrs. Linda Adams, Mrs. Clara Jane “Granny” Hovers Kelley, Mrs. Mary Ruth Sharp.

Mrs. Mary Ruth Sharp, age 95, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Sharp was born in Rome, GA on December 12, 1923, daughter of the late Frank Dillard and the late Oma Nell Hicks Dillard.  She was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church.  In addition… Read more

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Obituaries: Susan Christy Cowan Cundiff, Mr. Albert Thomas “Tommy” Hardin, Mrs. Brenda “Lady” McGuire Layman, Mrs. Charlene S. Smith, Joseph Seaborn Summerville.

Obituaries: Susan Christy Cowan Cundiff, Mr. Albert Thomas “Tommy” Hardin, Mrs. Brenda “Lady” McGuire Layman, Mrs. Charlene S. Smith, Joseph Seaborn Summerville.

  Susan Christy Cowan Cundiff, age 46, of Lindale, went to be with her Lord on Friday, October 25, 2019, at her residence. Christy was born in Rome, Georgia on December 7, 1972, daughter of Frank Cowan and Ellen Lindsey Cowan.  She was a faithful member of Victory Baptist Church in Rockmart where she sang… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Lillian Marie Lively Brandin, Mrs. Martha Ann Morris.

Obituaries: Mrs. Lillian Marie Lively Brandin, Mrs. Martha Ann Morris.

Mrs. Martha Ann Morris, age 73, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at a local hospital. Mrs. Morris was born in Rome, Georgia on October 7, 1946, daughter of the late Charlie Bryant Cagle and the late Sally Mae Lipsey Cagle.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Cagle. … Read more

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Obituaries: Frances “Pat” Patricia Worley Allen, Mrs. Johnnie Elizabeth Winkle Bailey, Carl Henry Cagle, John Daniel Hudgins and Mrs. Hazel Ford Worthington

Obituaries: Frances “Pat” Patricia Worley Allen, Mrs. Johnnie Elizabeth Winkle Bailey, Carl Henry Cagle, John Daniel Hudgins and Mrs. Hazel Ford Worthington

Frances “Pat” Patricia Worley Allen, November 6, 1934 – October 23, 2019. Pat passed Wednesday evening at Rome Health & Rehabilitation. She was born in Greenville, SC and grew up the Sans Souci area of Greenville SC.  Daughter of the late Sara Elizabeth Hughes Worley and Francis Charles Worley III. She was preceded in death by, her… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Linda Jane Dowdy, Mrs. Blanch C. Millsap, Mrs. Imogene Wallace.

Obituaries: Mrs. Linda Jane Dowdy, Mrs. Blanch C. Millsap, Mrs. Imogene Wallace.

Mrs. Linda Jane Dowdy, age 77, of Rome, Ga, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Dowdy was born on January 4, 1942, in Hamilton County, Tennessee, to the late Therlow Thurman Guinn and Dorothy Virginia Stevenson Guinn.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dowdy was also preceded in death by… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Linda Fletcher Bruce, Louise Broom Trapp.

Obituaries: Mrs. Linda Fletcher Bruce, Louise Broom Trapp.

Mrs. Linda Fletcher Bruce, age 87, of Savannah, Ga, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at a local healthcare facility in Rome, Ga. Mrs. Bruce was born in Chula, Ga on March 27, 1932, daughter of the late Julian Fletcher and the late Lucy Sumner Fletcher.  She was also preceded in death by her… Read more

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Obituaries:  Jesse Adam Cox, Mr. Elmer Porter Freeman, Joyce Ellis Huggins.

Obituaries:  Jesse Adam Cox, Mr. Elmer Porter Freeman, Joyce Ellis Huggins.

Mr. Elmer Porter Freeman, age 88, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, October 21, 2019, following a lengthy illness. A native of Rome and Floyd County, Mr. Freeman was born April 30, 1931, son of the late Doyal Baxter Freeman and Ethel Mae Satcher Freeman. He was a 1948 graduate of Rome Boys High School… Read more

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Obituaries: Samuel Jefferson “Jeff” Davis Jr., Mrs. Lori Ann Byars Freeman.

Obituaries: Samuel Jefferson “Jeff” Davis Jr., Mrs. Lori Ann Byars Freeman.

Mrs. Lori Ann Byars Freeman, age 64, of Rome, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019, at a local hospital. Mrs. Freeman was born on November 11, 1954, in Summerville, Georgia, to Ann Lowery Byars and the late Loray Byars. In addition to her father, Mrs. Freeman was also preceded in death by her husband,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Kenneth Mayberry Harris; Mrs. Betty Beatrice Roberson; Pauline Sullins, 101; and Mr. Donald Leon Watts.

Obituaries: Mr. Kenneth Mayberry Harris; Mrs. Betty Beatrice Roberson; Pauline Sullins, 101; and Mr. Donald Leon Watts.

Mr. Kenneth Mayberry Harris, age 80, of Cave Spring, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Harris was born in Rome, Georgia on June 13, 1939, son of the late Alfred Riley Harris and the late Daphne Braden Harris Brock.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marci… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Shirley Ann Carroll, Mrs. Evelyn Lee Payne Rogers.

Obituaries: Mrs. Shirley Ann Carroll, Mrs. Evelyn Lee Payne Rogers.

Mrs. Evelyn Lee Payne Rogers, age 87, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday morning, October 19, 2019, at her residence.Mrs. Rogers was born in Floyd County, GA on June 12, 1932, daughter of the late Grover and Ruby Brown Payne.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Arthur Rogers, by a son,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Jewel Hamilton

Obituaries: Mrs. Jewel Hamilton

Mrs. Jewel Hamilton, 84, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Services will be Friday, October 25, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Bethesda Baptist Church 440 Plainville Road, S.W. Plainville, Georgia. 30733. She will lie in-state from 12:00 noon until the hour of service. Interment will follow… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. William Lawrence “W. L.” White.

Obituaries: Mr. William Lawrence “W. L.” White.

Mr. William Lawrence “W. L.” White, age 84, of Lindale, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in a local hospital Mr. White was born in Lindale, GA on July 27, 1935, son of the late Raymond Benjamin “R. B.” White and the late Annie Louise Palmer White.  Mr. White had been a resident… Read more

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