Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mr. Garey Randal Bowman, Mrs. Peggy Hancock Pittman.

Obituaries: Mr. Garey Randal Bowman, Mrs. Peggy Hancock Pittman.

Mr. Garey Randal Bowman, age 80, of Silver Creek, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Bowman was born in Floyd County, Georgia on November 12, 1938, son of the late Ernest Eugene Bowman and the late Gladys Dawson Bowman.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Curtis Floyd and Mrs. Marjorie Nell Dotson Whaley

Obituaries: Mr. Curtis Floyd and Mrs. Marjorie Nell Dotson Whaley

Mrs. Marjorie Nell Dotson Whaley, age 82, of Rome, passed away on August 30, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Whaley was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on May 6, 1937, daughter of the late Dr. Floyd David Dotson and the late Hettie Houston Miller Dotson.  She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, James… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Clifford Marcella Beam, Jr., Ruby Katherine Bradshaw, Sherry Jones Grantland and Rickey Laverne Sisson

Obituaries: Mr. Clifford Marcella Beam, Jr., Ruby Katherine Bradshaw, Sherry Jones Grantland and Rickey Laverne Sisson

Mr. Clifford Marcella Beam, Jr., age 67, of Rome, passed away on Friday morning, August 30, 2019. Mr. Beam was born in Rome, Georgia on September 30, 1951, son of Kathleen Bobo Beam and the late Clifford Marcella Beam, Sr.  Mr. Beam was of the Baptist faith.  He received a master’s degree from Berry College. … Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Sammy Dewyatt Cook, Mr. Clint Garrett Glover, Mrs. Bobbie Jean Ingram, Mr. Dallas Jerry Jones, Deacon Billy Montgomery,  Mrs. Mattie Lou Bailey Peal.

Obituaries: Mr. Sammy Dewyatt Cook, Mr. Clint Garrett Glover, Mrs. Bobbie Jean Ingram, Mr. Dallas Jerry Jones, Deacon Billy Montgomery, Mrs. Mattie Lou Bailey Peal.

Mrs. Bobbie Jean Ingram went to be with her Jesus and family on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, while holding her daughter’s hand.  She was on the land and in the home that her husband built for her in the 1960s. Bobbie was born on December 30, 1931, in Lindale, GA on Old Furnace Road.  She… Read more

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Obituaries: John Hill Knowles, Mrs. Betty Jo Lemaster, Mrs. Margaret Inez Freeman Terry.

Obituaries: John Hill Knowles, Mrs. Betty Jo Lemaster, Mrs. Margaret Inez Freeman Terry.

Mrs. Betty Jo Lemaster, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Lemaster was born in Floyd County, Georgia on February 16, 1938, daughter of the late Alex York and the late Collion Callihan York.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Edward Lemaster, on… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Charles Gary Neighbors, Mrs. Donnie Faye Wade Peek.

Obituaries: Mr. Charles Gary Neighbors, Mrs. Donnie Faye Wade Peek.

 Mr. Charles Gary Neighbors, age 71, of Cartersville, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Neighbors was born June 07, 1948, in Dalton, Georgia son of the late Charlie William Neighbors and the late Betty Jean Beach Neighbors. He was also preceded in death by a son, Brian Keith Neighbors,… Read more

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Obituaries: Penney Echols Yoakley Mitchell Burton, Mrs. Patsy Joan Nelson Burns, Mrs. Mary Jean Broome Fricks, Mrs. Martha Gail Stepps Smith.

Obituaries: Penney Echols Yoakley Mitchell Burton, Mrs. Patsy Joan Nelson Burns, Mrs. Mary Jean Broome Fricks, Mrs. Martha Gail Stepps Smith.

Penney Echols Yoakley Mitchell Burton. Wife, mother, sister, grandmother, cousin, Penney, 75, died suddenly on August 24. Penney was a longtime resident of Rome. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Seven Hills Garden Club of Rome, and served on the board of and volunteered for Good Neighbors Ministries Inc. She also served… Read more

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Obituaries: Penney Mitchell Burton, The Rev. John Monteith Flanigen, Mary Jean Fricks, William J. Hugh Williams.

Obituaries: Penney Mitchell Burton, The Rev. John Monteith Flanigen, Mary Jean Fricks, William J. Hugh Williams.

William J. Hugh Williams, age 86, of Rome passed away Saturday August 24, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Williams was born July 22, 1933, in Cave Spring Ga.,. to the late H.C. Williams and Nobie Ovelle Bedwell Williams. He was a member of West Rome Baptist Church. Mr. Williams retired from U.S. Army in 1970… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Nathaniel Brown Jr. and Ms. Arlesser Finley

Obituaries: Mr. Nathaniel Brown Jr. and Ms. Arlesser Finley

Ms. Arlesser Finley, age 100, of Rome, Ga. transitioned August 20, 2019. Services for Ms. Finley will be Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 1 pm at Bryant Chapel Baptist Church. The body will lie instate from 12 noon until the funeral hour. Interment will follow at Eastview Cemetery. Please keep the family lifted up in… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. William Alford, Ms. Hazel L. Bess, Patsy Pearson Duncan.

Obituaries: Mr. William Alford, Ms. Hazel L. Bess, Patsy Pearson Duncan.

  Mr. William Alford, age 67, loving dad and granddad, passed away August 22, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Alford was born in Eatonton, GA, on November 30, 1951, son of the late Jack Alford and the late Vera Harper Alford, one of 11 children.  He was raised in Rutledge, GA and after graduating high… Read more

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Remembering Dr. Larry W. Draper, former pastor of West Rome Baptist Church and a member of the Sound the Trumpet Ministries Inc.

Remembering Dr. Larry W. Draper, former pastor of West Rome Baptist Church and a member of the Sound the Trumpet Ministries Inc.

Dr. Larry W. Draper, age 75, of Rome, Ga., passed away peacefully at home Wednesday evening, August 21, 2019. Dr. Draper was one of the premiere preachers of our generation. He was a faithful expositor of the Word of God. He preached the Word with confidence, without apology and without compromise. Dr. Draper believed the… Read more

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Obituaries: Dr. Larry Draper, Anita Smith Gattis, Jonathan Lynn Hull, Mr. David Alan McCrickard.

Obituaries: Dr. Larry Draper, Anita Smith Gattis, Jonathan Lynn Hull, Mr. David Alan McCrickard.

Jonathan Lynn Hull, 26, passed away on August 17, 2019. He was a graduate of Rome High School. A Funeral Mass for Mr. Hull is set for Monday, Aug, 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with Father Rafael Carballo officiating. Interment will follow at Floyd Memory Garden. Daniel’s Funeral Home. Dr. Larry Draper, 75, former… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. James Lee Willkie.

Obituaries: Mr. James Lee Willkie.

Mr. James Lee Willkie, age 71, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Willkie was born in Floyd County, Ga., on February 11, 1948, son of the late Oron Otto Willkie and the late Odessa Stanley Willkie. He was a graduate of West Rome High School… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Charles West “Bud” Alexander; Mr. William Gene “Bud” Collier; Ms. Arlesser Finley, 100; Tammy Jean LaRue.

Obituaries: Mr. Charles West “Bud” Alexander; Mr. William Gene “Bud” Collier; Ms. Arlesser Finley, 100; Tammy Jean LaRue.

Mr. William Gene “Bud” Collier, age 87, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019, after a long illness. Mr. Collier was born in Tifton, GA on September 16, 1931, to the late William Paul Collier and Edna Coker Collier.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Collier Langley. Mr. Collier… Read more

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Remembering Mr. Vance Luke Sr., 100, who never stopped working to help others — including the day of his passing.

Remembering Mr. Vance Luke Sr., 100, who never stopped working to help others — including the day of his passing.

In memoriam: A Northwest Georgia legend has died. Vance Luke, a tireless, humble worker for good causes locally, in Mexico and Africa, has died roughly a month shy of his 101st birthday. As was perhaps fitting, he worked at God’s Farm on Temple on Saturday, the day he passed. He also had been hard at work… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Roderick Gibson.

Obituaries: Mr. Roderick Gibson.

Mr. Roderick Gibson passed away on Aug. 16, 2019. Services are incomplete and will be announced by F.K. Jones Funeral Home. Read more

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