Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mr. Daniel Lamar Bolt, Edward Thomas Jackson, Mr. Barry Rowland, Ms. Charlcie Louise Selman, Mr. Timothy Franklin Sharpe, Rev. Dr. Walter Christopher Turner.

Obituaries: Mr. Daniel Lamar Bolt, Edward Thomas Jackson, Mr. Barry Rowland, Ms. Charlcie Louise Selman, Mr. Timothy Franklin Sharpe, Rev. Dr. Walter Christopher Turner.

Mr. Daniel Lamar Bolt, age 92, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Bolt was born in Floyd County, Georgia on July 3, 1929, son of the late Lee J. Bolt, Sr. and the late Maude Brown Bolt.  He was also preceded in death by a son, David Wayne… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Willard Larry Knowles Sr., Mr. Claiborne Rayford LeRoy.

Obituaries: Mr. Willard Larry Knowles Sr., Mr. Claiborne Rayford LeRoy.

  Mr. Claiborne Rayford LeRoy, age 89, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 13, 2021, in a local hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. LeRoy was born in Bridgeport, AL on March 22, 1932, son of the late Charles Quinn LeRoy and the late Margie Hornbeak LeRoy.  He was also… Read more

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Obituaries: Kathleen Money Barnes, Mrs. Helen Louise Powell Garrett, Ms. Vickie Lynn Hodges, Ms. Ella R. Horton, Ava Coraline Self.

Obituaries: Kathleen Money Barnes, Mrs. Helen Louise Powell Garrett, Ms. Vickie Lynn Hodges, Ms. Ella R. Horton, Ava Coraline Self.

Kathleen Money Barnes passed away peacefully at Redmond Regional Medical Center on Friday, November 12, 2021, surrounded by her family.  She was born December 6, 1929, in Cherokee County, AL.  Kathleen was the daughter of the late Theodore and Allie Mae Money and was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Alvin Barnes, and her… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Jackie Wayne Lambert, Mrs. Helen Louise Powell Garrett, Mr. Calvin Lee Pritchett.

Obituaries: Mr. Jackie Wayne Lambert, Mrs. Helen Louise Powell Garrett, Mr. Calvin Lee Pritchett.

Mr. Calvin Lee Pritchett, age 80, of Rome transitioned November 11, 2021. Complete arrangements will follow at a later day. F. K. Jones Funeral Home. Mrs. Helen Louise Powell Garrett, age 96, of Rome, GA, passed away of Thursday, November 11, 2021, at a local nursing facility. Mrs. Garrett was born in Tallapoosa, GA on… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Gloria Sherie Chandler, Mr. Mitchel Lee Davis, Mr. Jackie Wayne Lambert.

Obituaries: Mrs. Gloria Sherie Chandler, Mr. Mitchel Lee Davis, Mr. Jackie Wayne Lambert.

Mr. Mitchel Lee Davis, age 74, of Rome, GA, passed away at his residence on Monday evening, November 8, 2021. A native of Rome and Floyd County, Mr. Davis was born August 15, 1942, son of the late General Alonzo Davis and Margaret Ruth Harrell Davis. He had lived all of his life in Rome… Read more

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Obituaries: Kenneth Wayne Cheatwood, Mr. Billy R. Spears.

Obituaries: Kenneth Wayne Cheatwood, Mr. Billy R. Spears.

Mr. Billy R. Spears, age 87, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Spears was born in Alabama on March 30, 1934, son of the late Rev. Coleman Silas Spears and the late Ruth G. Boggs Spears.  He was also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years,… Read more

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Max Cleland remembered for helping ‘America’s veterans, Georgia families, communities like ours’ who ‘diligently protected our right to vote.’

Max Cleland remembered for helping ‘America’s veterans, Georgia families, communities like ours’ who ‘diligently protected our right to vote.’

  There are other reasons to remember April 8 for Wendy Davis. An avid baseball fan who helped bring the Rome Braves to town, opening day has fallen on or close to that date since 2003. But Davis remembers it more as “Alive Day,” celebrated by her then-boss, Max Cleland. It was the annivesary of the… Read more

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Obituaries: Wendy Dell Johnson Boggs, Ida Disharoon, Mr. Venson Grizzle, Linda Ann Hughes, Dr. Walter Christopher Turner, Mr. Thomas Wayne Williams.

Obituaries: Wendy Dell Johnson Boggs, Ida Disharoon, Mr. Venson Grizzle, Linda Ann Hughes, Dr. Walter Christopher Turner, Mr. Thomas Wayne Williams.

Dr. Walter Christopher Turner, age 73, of Cartersville, GA, passed away September 11, 2021. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 2pm at West Rome United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at West Rome United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 1pm until the… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Mary Elizabeth Diamond, Benjamin Franklin “Benny” Lansdell, Brittany Nicole Carver Walters, Mr. Thomas Wayne Williams.

Obituaries: Ms. Mary Elizabeth Diamond, Benjamin Franklin “Benny” Lansdell, Brittany Nicole Carver Walters, Mr. Thomas Wayne Williams.

  Benjamin Franklin “Benny” Lansdell, age 72, of Rome passed away Sunday November 7, 2021 Benny was born on December 24, 1948 in Rome GA., to the late Charles Lee Lansdell, Sr. and Ella Mae Westcott Lansdell. Benny grew up in and lived his entire life in Rome GA. He was a mill worker until… Read more

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Funeral service set for Friday for longtime Superior Court Judge F. Larry Salmon, 83.

Funeral service set for Friday for longtime Superior Court Judge F. Larry Salmon, 83.

OBITUARY The Honorable F. Larry Salmon, age 83, of Armuchee, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at a local hospital. Judge Salmon was born in Rome, Georgia on March 29, 1938, son of the late Finnis Cartwright Salmon and the late Bonnie Smith Salmon.  He was also preceded in death by his wife and… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Shirley Faye Meers Hicks.

Obituaries: Mrs. Shirley Faye Meers Hicks.

  Mrs. Shirley Faye Meers Hicks, age 86 of Rome passed away Friday November 5, 2021 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday November 8, 2021 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in East View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from on Monday from 12:00… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Emogene Anderson, Mrs. Nancy Smith Huckaby.

Obituaries: Mrs. Emogene Anderson, Mrs. Nancy Smith Huckaby.

Mrs. Nancy Smith Huckaby, age 74, of Rome, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Huckaby was born in Rome, Georgia on August 1, 1947, daughter of the late John Edward “J.E.” Smith, Sr. and the late Edna Faye Morgan Smith.  She and her husband, Johnny, were founding members… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mr. Micah A. Harris, Mr. Louis M. McNeal, Mrs. Kathryn Ann Byrd Storey, Mrs. Jackie Watters.

Obituaries:  Mr. Micah A. Harris, Mr. Louis M. McNeal, Mrs. Kathryn Ann Byrd Storey, Mrs. Jackie Watters.

 Mrs. Kathryn Ann Byrd Storey, age 75, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at a local hospital. Mrs. Storey was born in Lumber City, Georgia on October 14, 1946, daughter of the late William Andrew Byrd and the late Venice Green Byrd.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Flora Alice Mathis Huckaby.

Obituaries: Mrs. Flora Alice Mathis Huckaby.

Mrs. Flora Alice Mathis Huckaby, age 93, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at her daughter’s residence. Mrs. Huckaby was born in Rome, Georgia on June 2, 1928, daughter of the late Harry Mathis and the late Lucile Fricks Mathis.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis Huckaby,… Read more

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Obituaries: Joyce Gay Slaughter Morris, James Russell Murray, Mr. Harold E. Pierce, Mrs. Sandra Virginia Jones Wilson, Connie Sue Davis Wright.

Obituaries: Joyce Gay Slaughter Morris, James Russell Murray, Mr. Harold E. Pierce, Mrs. Sandra Virginia Jones Wilson, Connie Sue Davis Wright.

James Russell Murray, age 64, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021. Russell will be lovingly remembered by his wife, the former Debra Covington, to whom was married on August 23, 1980; his two sons, Rustin and Brandon (Emily) Murray; his four grandchildren, Aubrey, Tinsley, Ronan and Isla; his siblings, Terry Murray and Gail… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Johnny Ray Buchanan, Rev. Barry Tillman Gay, Juanita Elizabeth Anthony Pearson.

Obituaries: Mr. Johnny Ray Buchanan, Rev. Barry Tillman Gay, Juanita Elizabeth Anthony Pearson.

  Rev. Barry Tillman Gay, age 90, of Rome, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021, at his residence. Rev. Gay was born in Rome, Georgia on July 21, 1931, son of the late Paul Gay and the late Alice Johnson Gay.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Marshall Gay, and by… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. TiMon Davier Adams, Mr. John Paul Bartlett Jr., Mr. Joe Baxter, Mr. James Robert “Shorty” Gray.

Obituaries: Mr. TiMon Davier Adams, Mr. John Paul Bartlett Jr., Mr. Joe Baxter, Mr. James Robert “Shorty” Gray.

Mr. John Paul Bartlett Jr., of the Coosa community, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2021, surrounded by his family. John will be missed greatly by his family and friends, who will remember him as a military man, a businessman, and, most importantly, a family man. John was born February 3, 1942, at McCall Hospital… Read more

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