Our Obituaries

Haley K. Miller

January 14, 1926 - January 27, 2018

Hazel "Haley" Hicks Miller, age 92, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018, surrounded by family. Ms. Miller was born Hazel Mae Kuhlman, on January 14, 1926, in Tuscaloosa, AL but resided in Floyd County, GA for the majority of her life. She was a member and past President of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for several years. She worked as a Nurse during WWII...
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Charles Caloway Rutledge

April 12, 1927 - January 26, 2018

Charles Rutledge was born on April 12, 1927 in Richardson, TX. He graduated from Richardson High School in 1943 as Salutatorian. He attended the Engineering School of the University of Texas, Austin and joined the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the American Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.At eighteen, he volunteered to join the United States Navy. At the end of World War II, he...
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James Frazier Van Dyke

April 5, 1928 - January 17, 2018

Dr. James Frazier Van DykeDr. James Frazier Van Dyke, son of Floyd Isaac Van Dyke, Sr. and Nora Lee Jolly Belcher Van Dyke, was born in Jewell Ridge, Virginia on April 5, 1928. He was one of a blended family of nine children.He attended Jewell Ridge Elementary School, Jewell Ridge, VA and Richlands High School, Richlands, VA. He received his B.A. Degree from King College, Bristol, TN; his M.Div...
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Rose Fabian MOLNAR

April 30, 1917 - January 16, 2018

Rose Fabian Molnar Rose Fabian Molnar, age 100, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in Rome, Georgia. Mrs. Molnar was born in Toledo, Ohio, April 30, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Dennis Fabian and Elizabeth Takacs Fabian. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Molnar, and her son, Joseph D. Molnar. During WWII she worked in the Willy's Overland plant riveting...
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Addie Mitchell Perry

July 24, 1924 - January 14, 2018

Miss Addie Mitchell Perry, age 93, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.Known affectionately as "Mitchie," she was born to the late Jesse H. Perry and Addie Fincher Perry in Rome, Ga. on July 24, 1924. Preceding her in death were her sister, Virginia Perry Ogilvie and brother, John Fincher Perry. Mitchie is survived by four nephews, John Ogilvie (Brenda), Waleska, Ga.;...
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Samuel Everett Keener

September 15, 1958 - January 10, 2018

Samuel Everett Keener, age 59, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Mr. Keener was born in Floyd County and resided in Rome. He graduated from West Rome High School in 1977. He served in the United States Army for 10 years.Mr. Keener was predeceased by his parents, Everett L Keener and Betty Jo Keener; His son, Benjamin Keener.He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Julie A Keener of...
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Phillip Harold Sanders

February 14, 1943 - January 10, 2018

Phillip Harold Sanders, 74, of Winterville, GA, passed away January 10, 2018, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's Disease.Phil was the son of the late Hazel Waits Sanders and Elbert Carlyle Sanders. He graduated from Rockmart High School in 1961 and the University of Georgia in 1965. He proudly served in the U. S. Marine Corps and Reserves. He grew up in the Methodist Church and was the...
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Diana Louise Shadday

June 23, 1938 - January 9, 2018

Mrs. Diana Eaton Shadday passed away in Rome GA, on January 9, 2018. She was born June 23, 1938 to Dr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Eaton of Bronxville N.Y. Diana was a graduate of Northwestern University School of Journalism and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. At college, she met Dan Jarrett Shadday. They married on July 30, 1960. While living in Bronxville NY, she became an active member in the...
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November 19, 1919 - January 5, 2018

Anne Arleita Abel Shannon Mrs. Anne Arleita Abel Shannon, age 98, of Rome, passed away at a local healthcare facility Friday, January 5, 2018. Mrs. Shannon was born in Macon, GA. November 19, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Sydney Wiley Abel and Ethel Mae Little Abel. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil M. Shannon, three brothers, Pat Abel, James Abel, and Johnny Abel;...
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Dawn Holloway

March 17, 1967 - December 31, 2017

Dawn Holloway Dawn Holloway, of Rome, passed away December 31, 2017. Dawn was born in Rome, GA. March 17, 1967. She is survived by her mother, Dale Fain Holloway. She attended Floyd Training Center for 47 years. She was served by Highland Rivers and Network Home Services. She was a joy to all her family and friends. She enjoyed going for car rides, listening to Elvis, flipping through colorful...
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Esther Miller Kimbrell

January 10, 1927 - December 28, 2017

Mrs. Esther Miller Kimbrell, age 90, passed away at her residence surrounded by her daughters, Thursday, December 28, 2017 just shy of her 91st birthday. Mrs. Kimbrell was born January 10, 1927 in Rome, GA. She was the daughter of the late Jane A. and George W. Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Charles A. Kimbrell, and her sisters, Mrs. Louise Nash of Ohio, and...
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Wilann Sheppard Powers

August 11, 1926 - December 26, 2017

Mrs. Wilann Sheppard Powers passed away peacefully and gracefully in her home on the family farm in Rome, Georgia on December 26, 2017 at the golden age of ninety one. Mrs. Powers was born in Richland, Georgia, August 11, 1926, to the late Mr. William Lester and Mrs. Lydia Dixon Sheppard. She graduated with honors from Rome High School and "Who's Who" from Shorter College in 1947, where her...
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William Junior Evans

October 22, 1953 - December 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Daniel's Funeral Home, Rome, GA.
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Ruby Lee Narmore

March 7, 1925 - December 15, 2017

Mrs. Ruby Kennamer Thompson Narmore, 92, of 11 View Drive, Rome, Georgia died on Friday, December 15, 2017.Mrs. Narmore was born in Floyd County on March 7, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Walter M. Kennamer and Ida Cameron Kennamer. Following the death of her mother, she was raised by the late Willie Wilson of LaFayette, Georgia.She had three passions in her life: her children,...
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Ronnie Travis Brackett

July 24, 1949 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Daniel's Funeral Home, Rome, GA.
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Peggy Ann Hughes

November 24, 1935 - November 30, 2017

Mrs. Peggy Ann Lee Hughes, age 82, of Cartersville, passed away at the Cartersville Medical Center Thursday, November 30, 2017.Mrs. Hughes was born November 24, 1935 in White, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Hubert Lee and Ophelia Smith Lee. She was also preceded in death by two brothers; W.C. Lee, James Eugene Lee; and one sister, Laura Rose Hughes.Mrs. Hughes loved working with crafts...
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Barbara Vivian Wyatt

February 7, 1921 - November 28, 2017

Dr. Barbara Vivian Collip Wyatt, age, 96, of Rome, passed away at her residence, November 28, 2017.Dr. Wyatt was born February 7, 1921 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to the late James Bertram Collip and Ray Vivian Ralph Collip. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Collip McBride; a brother, Jack Collip; twin stillborn daughters in 1957 and a stillborn son in 1958.She moved with her...
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John Ingram Dickinson

July 5, 1931 - November 26, 2017

Dr. John Ingram Dickinson, age 86 of Rome, passed away November 26, 2017 at a local healthcare facility. Memorial services for Dr. John Ingram Dickinson will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rome on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. A reception for family and friends will follow the service in Daniel Hall.Dr. Dickinson was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 5, 1931 to the late Ingram...
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John Alexander Eaves

May 5, 1934 - November 19, 2017

John Alexander Eaves, age 83, of Cedartown, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017. John was born May 5, 1934 in Cherokee County, AL, to the late Bessie Walker Phillips Eaves and William Thomas Eaves. He is survived by Family: Jean EavesSons and daughters: Ralph and Yolanda Bowers, Dan and Joyce Eaves, Robert and Lynn Eaves, Debra Sisson, Gail and Tim Morgan, Lavada McDaniel, and Rickey...
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Linda Elizabeth Kane

December 24, 1939 - November 18, 2017

Linda Prestwood Kane passed away at her home with her husband by her side on November 18, 2017. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Kane Irvin (Jeff) of Charlotte, NC and Mary Kane Chambers (Mike) of Atlanta, Ga. and her beloved grandchildren Kane Chambers, Nate Chambers, Olivia Irvin, and Jack Irvin. She was preceded in death by her son Frank Joseph Kane.Linda was born on December 24,...
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Lillie Genell Helms

March 17, 1926 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Daniel's Funeral Home, Rome, GA.
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Barbara Findley Stegall

September 18, 1935 - November 11, 2017

Barbara Findley Stegall, age 82, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Fletcher P. and Lois Findley; she was also preceded in death by her son, Jo H. Stegall, III and by her brother Fletcher Findley, Jr. Mrs. Stegall was born in Rome on September 18, 1935.In 1954 she married her childhood sweetheart, Dr. Jo H. Stegall, Jr. She is survived by a loving...
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Bob Davis

July 14, 1925 - November 8, 2017

Bob Arnold Davis Mr. Bob Arnold Davis, age 92, of Cave Spring, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. He was born on July 14, 1925 in Armuchee, Georgia. He was the son of the late William Hubbard Davis and Bessie Owens Davis. Mr. Davis served his country in the US Army Air Corp in WWII as a B-17 Aerial Gunner. He spent several months as a German POW, returning home safely in 1945....
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Imogene Lanier

November 23, 1923 - November 7, 2017

Mrs. Imogene Bennett (Gene) Lanier, 93, passed away peacefully in Rome Georgia on November 7, 2017. Gene was born on November 23, 1923 in Fairfax, Alabama, daughter of the late Viola Moon and Walter Leander Bennett. She was a graduate of Valley High School, and attended Auburn University before graduating from Mercer University with a B. S. degree in Chemistry in 1945. While at Mercer, she was...
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Susan Lanette Wilson

December 14, 1954 - November 6, 2017

Susan Pilcher Wilson, age 62, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017. At the time of her passing she was holding the hands of her friends, loved ones and family in a moment that was filled with mercy and peace given by her gracious God.Susan was born December 14, 1954, the daughter of Sammie Plemons Pilcher and the late James Hershel Pilcher. In addition to her father, she was...
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Rebekah Sue Gaskin

May 23, 1969 - November 5, 2017

Rebekah Sue Gaskin, age 48, of Rome, Georgia Passed Away on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Rebekah was born Friday, May 23, 1969 in Floyd County, Georgia to Betty Sue and George Gaskin, III. Rebekah is survived by; mother and caretaker Betty Sue Gaskin; brother Randy Gaskin, brother Ricky Gaskin and brother John Gaskini.Rebekah was preceded in death by her father George Gaskin.A private family...
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John David Peña

September 4, 1957 - November 3, 2017

Mr. John David Peña, age 60, of Rome, GA, passed away at a local hospital, Friday November 3, 2017. John was born in Rome, Georgia September 4, 1957. John was a very creative person and worked creating metal art work for many years. He is survived by his parents, Jean Margaret Horrigan Peña and Ciro Fernando Peña of Rome; and one brother, Ciro Thomas Peña of Asheville, NC.A Funeral Mass was...
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James Hollis Harrington

May 24, 1943 - October 28, 2017

James Hollis Harrington (Jim), 74, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017.Visitation was held from 1:00 to 2:45 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in King Hall. The funeral service was held at 3:00 PM on the same day in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Jeff Chadwick of First Presbyterian officiated. Burial followed at Oaknoll...
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Elizabeth Anthony Chisholm

December 20, 1921 - October 28, 2017

Elizabeth Anthony Hogg Chisholm, Rome, GA, passed away early Saturday morning, October 28, 2017.Mrs. Chisholm was born in Rome, Georgia on December 20, 1921, daughter of the late Abner Camp Hogg and Jessie Glover Hogg. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Donald Chisholm, to whom she was married on September 8, 1950, her brother Abner Glover Hogg and her...
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Helen Mitchell NICHOLS

September 25, 1925 - October 22, 2017

Helen Mitchell Nichols, age 92, of Turner Chapel Road, Rome, GA, died October 22, 2017, following an extended illness. Mrs. Nichols was born September 25, 1925, in Alexis, AL, daughter of the late Collie Culberson Mitchell and Ollie McCary Mitchell. Mrs. Nichols received her 40 year service pin from West Point Pepperell in Lindale. At the time of her retirement, she was employed as an...
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Terry Lee Money

April 11, 1965 - October 11, 2017

Terry Lee Money, 51, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at a local hospital. Terry was born in Rome on April 11, 1966, the son of Larry Money, Sr., and the late Elizabeth Walters Money. He was self-employed in the construction business and loved riding his motorcycle. Terry was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Land Money; two daughters, Brittany...
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Ruth Earle Talley

May 21, 1932 - October 9, 2017

Ruth Earle Talley, age 85, of Rome, GA. passed away Monday, October 9, 2017, after a short illness. Ruth was born May 21, 1932 in Shannon, GA. She was the youngest of four children to Malcolm Landrum Earle and Pearl Davis Earle of Shannon, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Samuel Talley, on October 24, 2007. Survivors include a son, Jim Talley and daughter-in-law, Jennifer...
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Tracy Allen Harman

September 27, 1953 - October 6, 2017

Tracy Allen Harman - son, brother, uncle, husband, dad, friend, Doodad - died Friday, October 6, 2017.Tracy was born in Bowdon Hospital on September 28, 1953 to George Emory and Ruby Mildred Marlow Harman. He had one brother, Charles Emory, who preceded him in death.He is survived by his wife, Virginia Barrow Harman and their children: Ginni Harman Poole (husband Dustin and children Evan Tracy...
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James Miles Burdette

August 31, 1927 - October 5, 2017

Colonel (retired) James Miles Burdette, Jr. (Jim), age 90, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Colonel Burdette was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 31, 1927, son of the late James Miles Burdette, Sr. and the late Addie Layton Burdette. He was a graduate of Calhoun High School and received his Business Degree from North Georgia College in 1945,...
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Martha Ann WHEELER

November 23, 1938 - September 26, 2017

Martha Ann Melton Wheeler, 78, of Rome, GA, passed away September 26, 2017, following a brief illness. Martha Ann was born November 23, 1938 in Macon, Georgia to Lydia Laney and Walter Thomas Melton. She was a 1956 graduate of A.L. Miller High School in Macon and attended South Georgia College where she met her husband of many years, the late Charles Wheeler. Martha Ann retired from the Kroger...
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Edna Kathryn Camp

May 11, 1937 - September 23, 2017

Edna Kathryn Clark Camp, age 80, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on Saturday September 23, 2017. Edna was born May 11, 1937 in Rome, Georgia to Mamie Kathryn Clark and Alfred Hill Clark. Edna is survived by; daughters Madina Lynn Green and Enita Merdriene Divani (Samad); granddaughter Kathryn "Katie" Fargason (Richard); grandsons Clark Nicholas Hunt (Annie), Conrad Riley Walters ...
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Inez Mathis Tumlin

February 16, 1931 - September 22, 2017

Mrs. Inez Mathis Tumlin, age 86, of Rome, GA, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Inez was born in Ellijay, GA on Feb. 16, 1931, daughter of the late Ira Claude Mathis and Flora Ellis Mathis. Inez was a successful business woman. She helped operate Smith Drugs in Greenwood, SC until the passing of her husband Don in 1971. She established Regency Sportswear, a ladies clothing...
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Samuel Welch Doss

December 3, 1927 - September 15, 2017

Former State Senator, local civic and business leader Sam W. Doss, Jr. passed away Friday, September 15, 2017, at the age of 89 in a Rome hospital following an extended illness. He is survived by two children, Freda Rountree of Eatonton, Georgia and David Doss of Rome, Georgia; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was born in Thomasville, Georgia and moved to Atlanta...
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William Pasley WIMBERLY

July 18, 1944 - August 31, 2017

Mr. William Pasley "Bill" Wimberly, age 73, of Rome, passed away at his residence on Thursday, August 31, 2017.Mr. Wimberly was born July 18, 1944. He was the son of the late Neal Augustus Wimberly and Elsie Pasley Wimberly. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Augustus Wimberly, PhD, and James Rice Wimberly.He was born in Floyd County and graduated from East Rome High...
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David Horace Stutz

April 4, 1938 - August 28, 2017

David Horace Stutz, age 79, of Rome, Georgia left this life and went to the Lord, on Sunday, August 27, 2017. David was born to the late Horace J. and Elsie L. (nee Dohre) Stutz in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 4, 1938. He graduated from Chattanooga Central High School in 1956 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. David married Gail Lehman in 1963 and later his second wife,...
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Dereck Brent Walden

July 16, 1971 - August 26, 2017

Dereck Brent Walden, age 46, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Dereck was born July 16, 1971 in Rome, Georgia to Barbara Jean Walden and Crawford Lester Walden. Dereck is survived by; mother Barbara Jean Walden; brother Crawford Lester Walden.Dereck was preceded in death by; father Crawford Lester Walden.A memorial service in his honor was held at 1 p.m. Saturday,...
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Margaret Jane Swanson

May 30, 1923 - August 24, 2017

Margaret "Jane" (Tucker) Swanson, age 94, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017, surrounded by family and friends at her home in Armuchee, Georgia. Jane was born in her beloved hometown of Miami, Oklahoma on May 30, 1923, to the late Cedric Elmer and Alta Pearl (Faulkenberry) Tucker. She had one brother who preceded her in death. While attending Gulf Park School for Girls in Gulf Port,...
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Stephen Evar Hultberg

August 30, 1941 - August 16, 2017

Stephen Evar Hultberg, age 75, of Floyd County, GA passed away peacefully in his sleep August 16, 2017 following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.Steve was born in Lansing, MI on August 30, 1941. He grew up in Hartland, MI where he lived until he proudly joined the Air force. After leaving the Air force in 1965, he started working for IBM retiring after 35 years. While working at IBM,...
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Stephen Lamar Smith

March 14, 1957 - August 15, 2017

Mr. Stephen Lamar Smith, age 60, of Rome, passed away peacefully at a local healthcare facility on August 15, 2017 with his mother by his side. He was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Smith, and two; Sisters Diane B. Smith and Teresa Annette Smith Parrish. He was born in Floyd County where he spent most of his life. Mr. Smith retired from Georgia power after many years of service.Mr....
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Hazel Effie Brown

April 13, 1942 - August 10, 2017

Hazel Effie Sutton Brown, age 75, of Aragon, Georgia, Formally of Brookhaven, GA, passed away on Thursday August 10, 2017. Hazel was born April 13, 1942 in Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida. She grew up in Albany, GA.Hazel is survived by; daughter Katherine Ann Fisher (Brian); stepson Michael Brown (Nancy) as well as two grandchildren, Nicholas and Jessica Fisher, and a sister, Malinda McLeod...
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Walter Elliott Giles, Sr.

February 5, 1944 - August 8, 2017

Mr. "Eddie" Walter Elliott Giles Sr., age 73, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday August 8, 2017. Mr. Giles was born February 5, 1944 in Calhoun, Georgia. He was the son of the late Elliott Dean Giles and Mary Jean Dodd Giles. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, David Giles and Bryan Giles. He grew up in Rome until the age of 13 and moved to Miami, Florida. He then moved back to...
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Wilma Joyce Hawkins

April 18, 1944 - August 7, 2017

Mrs. Wilma Joyce Turner Hawkins, age 73, of Armuchee passed away at her residence Monday, August 7, 2017.Mrs. Hawkins was born in Rome, GA on April 18, 1944. She was the daughter of the Late Wesley Troup Turner and Frances Ludie Camp. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Jerry Turner.Mrs. Hawkins was a native to Floyd County. She was a critical care nurse at Redmond Regional, Floyd...
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Howard Thompson Hyde

December 14, 1935 - August 1, 2017

Howard Thompson Hyde Mr. Howard Thompson Hyde, age 81, of Silver Creek, passed away peacefully at his residence on August 1, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Floyd County where he spent most of his life. He was preceded in death by his father, Homer Hyde and mother Martha Tate Hyde and two brothers, Raymond Hyde and Charles Hyde. Mr. Hyde honorably served in the United...
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William Hugh Austin

November 1, 1936 - July 28, 2017

Mr. William Hugh Austin, Jr., 80, of 1 Shorter Circle-a devoted husband, loving father, beloved grandfather, Air Force veteran, and retired civil servant died Friday Night, July 28, 2017 at his home in Rome, GA.A native of Rome, Mr. Austin was born on November 1, 1936, the son of William Hugh Austin, Sr. and Katherine Logan Austin. He graduated from Darlington School in 1954 as valedictorian. ...
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Mildred Taylor Lindsey

September 10, 1928 - July 25, 2017

Mildred Taylor Lindsey, age 88, passed away on Tuesday July 25, 2017. She was born September 10, 1928 in Spartanburg, South Carolina to Ollie Geneva (Lowe) Tobias (Noonie) and James Everett Tobias. She was a graduate of Greer High School in South Carolina and moved to Georgia with her parents. She was preceded in death by her husbands Ronald Conyers Taylor (1976) and Robert Oscar Lindsey (1994...
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Hilda Spiers Pachuta

December 16, 1933 - July 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Daniel's Funeral Home, Rome, GA.
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Jeanette Harris Mize

April 11, 1926 - July 6, 2017

Jeanette Harris Mize, of Rome, Georgia, died peacefully on July 6, 2017. She was born April 11, 1926 to the late Ray Jenkins and Julia Mae (Ferguson) Harris at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. During her childhood, she lived in Tennessee as well as Michigan and Georgia. She graduated high school from Muskegon Heights High School in Michigan. She went on to receive an associate degree in...
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Virginia Marie Brackett

December 8, 1949 - July 1, 2017

Virginia (Ginger) Brackett, 67, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. She was born in Atlanta, GA on December 8, 1949. Mrs. Brackett graduated from Model High School in 1968 and Coosa Valley Technical College in 1970. She was married to Ronnie T. Brackett on October 21, 1983. Mrs. Brackett had a career in healthcare management for several home healthcare companies. She also worked in...
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Edna Davis Barron

January 15, 1924 - June 29, 2017

Mrs. Edna Davis Barron passed away at the age of 93 at the residence of her son Bill (Phyllis) Barron of Rome, Georgia on Thursday, June 29. Mrs. Barron was born January 15, 1924 in Floyd County to Raymond King Davis and Josie Russell Davis. She lived most of her adult life on the family farm that they purchased in 1955, known as Barron Dairy Farm, in Floyd County. Mrs. Barron was a graduate...
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Tina Marie Stephens

February 13, 1971 - June 24, 2017

Tina Marie Stephens, 46, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at a local health care facility.On February 13, 1971 in Newnan, Georgia, Tina was born to David and Molly (Hicks) Hall. Tina met and married Bruce J. Stephens. They shared a deep love for one another and lived each day to its fullest. Tina is survived by her parents of Newnan, Georgia; her husband of Rome, Georgia;...
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William John Runninger

July 16, 1923 - June 23, 2017

I couldn't resist writing one more column for RN-T so have composed my own obituary. Prior to my demise, of course. William John (Jack) Runninger was born July 16, 1923 in Aurora, IL. Although officially named William John by his parents, they proceeded to call him Jack instead. Which seems a rather stupid thing to do, and has caused all sorts of confusion during his life. He...
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Doris Julia Sheppard

May 16, 1931 - June 19, 2017

Mrs. Doris Julia Sheppard age 86, of Rome, GA, passed away at a local hospital Monday, June 19, 2017.The family will received friends, Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 11:30 pm until 1:30 pm.Graveside services were held at 2 pm at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Scott Lambert officiating. Please visit www.daniels-funeralhome.com to post tributes and memories.
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Shirley Selman Owens

September 23, 1935 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Daniel's Funeral Home, Rome, GA.
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Jacquelyn Millican McGehee

July 29, 1930 - June 17, 2017

Jacquelyn Millican McGehee, 86, Rome, GA, departed this life on June 17, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was preceded in death by husband Jackson Reed McGehee, Sr. and son Jackson Reed McGehee, Jr. She is survived by daughter Lynne McGehee Cabe (Doug), daughter-in-law Ann Dickinson (Blair), and grandchildren Jackson Reed McGehee III (Teela), Hannah Cabe Jones (Stephen), Anna Tate...
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Frank Jerome McCann

September 3, 1927 - June 16, 2017

Mr. Frank Jerome McCann, 89, of Rome, GA, passed away peacefully Friday, June 16, 2017, at the home of his son, in Atlanta.Mr. McCann was born September 3, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island, son of the late Frank Leo and Mary Mae McCann. Mr. McCann is survived by two daughters and two sons: Maryann Abbajay, London, UK; Frank Leo McCann, Cartersville; Maureen Honea, Rome; and Gerard McCann, Atlanta...
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Thomas Vincent Culp

December 21, 1962 - June 15, 2017

Thomas Vincent Culp, 54, died Thursday, June 15, 2017, after complications resulting from a pre-existing heart condition. He leaves his four children: Jessica White, Zachary Culp, Taylor Holder, and Morgan Culp whom he was immensely proud of and who loved him tremendously; two grandchildren: Samuel and William White, who lovingly called him PawPaw; his father James Culp, brother Tim Culp, and...
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Samuel Lipscomb Shapard

September 19, 1928 - May 28, 2017

Samuel Lipscomb Shapard (Sam) passed away on May 28, 2017 at the age of 88 while visiting his family in Colorado. Sam was born on September 19, 1928, in Griffin, Georgia. He was the son of the late Maynie and Evander Shapard III. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne, daughter, Sarah, and siblings Mary Jeanette Vance and Evander Shapard. After graduating from Griffin High School,...
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Patsy Jo Porter Ingram

June 1, 1931 - May 24, 2017

Patsy Jo Porter Ingram, 85, Rome, GA, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2017. Mrs. Ingram was born June 1, 1931 in Rome, Georgia daughter of the late Velma Carlson Porter and Joseph Johnston Porter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John Anis Ingram. She was a graduate of Girls High School in Rome, Georgia where she was a member of the Glee Club and the Drum and Bugle Corps....
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Willis Pope Jordan III

February 5, 1945 - May 15, 2017

Dr. Willis Pope Jordan, III of Rome, Georgia, age 72, passed away on May 15, 2017 after a short illness. Pope was born on February 5, 1945 in Columbus, Georgia, son of the late Dr. Willis Pope Jordan, Jr, and Elizabeth Beasley Jordan. Pope graduated from Darlington School in 1963. He earned his B.S. from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina in 1967 and graduated Medical School of...
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Robert Harbin Ledbetter

September 24, 1935 - May 10, 2017

Mr. Robert Harbin Ledbetter, Sr., age 81, Rome, GA, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.Bob was born in Rome on September 24, 1935, son of the late Allison Woodville Ledbetter, Sr. and Rosa Harbin Ledbetter. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Allison W. Ledbetter, Jr.Bob was a graduate of Culver Summer School, Darlington School, and Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana. He...
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Elizabeth Bryson Frazier

December 14, 1932 - May 6, 2017

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Bryson Frazier, age 84, of Rome, GA, died Saturday, May 6, 2017.Mrs. Frazier was born December 14, 1932, the daughter of the late Elizabeth Daniel Bryson and James W. Bryson. Her mother died in 1935 as she was lovingly raised by her fraternal grandmother, Helen Bryson, and her father, Jim Bryson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Bob, a daughter, Frances, and...
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William John Kalmbach

July 5, 1920 - May 6, 2017

William (Bill) John Kalmbach, 96, Cloudland, GA died Saturday (5/6) at his residence. Mr. Kalmbach was born in Sylvania, Ohio on July 5, 1920. During WWII, he served as an Engineer on the Patrolman Pipe Line in India-Burma China region. After serving in the Army, he attended Ohio State University where he met his wife, Esther. Following graduation, he took a job as a Chemical Engineer for...
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Kermit Boone Felker

July 15, 1927 - May 4, 2017

Kermit (Kert) Boone Felker, age 89, of Rome, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday May 4, 2017.Mr. Felker was born July 15, 1927 in Hapeville, GA. He was the son of the late Frederick Boone Felker and Jessie Coogler Felker. After graduating from Boys High in Atlanta, he joined the Navy at age 17 near the end of WWII, and served in the Pacific Naval Air Transport until 1946. As a member of...
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Alawayne C. Johnston

March 11, 1929 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Daniel's Funeral Home, Rome, GA.
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Daniel Leon White

September 16, 1941 - April 25, 2017

Mr. Daniel "Dan" Leon White, age 75, of Rome, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Dan was born in Vienna, Georgia September 16, 1941. He was the son of the late Daniel Leon White and Estelle Louise Nichols White. Dan attended school in Lake Wales, Florida and then graduated from Berry College with a BA in English. He taught high school and middle school in Florida for 27...
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Stanley Jackson Self

July 18, 1940 - April 24, 2017

Dr. Stanley Jackson Self, age 76, Rome, GA, passed away on April 24th, 2017 peacefully at home. He was born in Macon, Georgia on July 18th, 1940, son of George and Bessie Self of Macon, Georgia. He graduated from Lanier High School in Macon, Georgia, Mercer University, and the Medical College where he received his M.D. He interned at the Macon Hospital and began his residency in Dermatology...
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Rosella Shainline Harvey

May 6, 1925 - April 16, 2017

Rosella S. Harvey, age 92, of Rome, passed away at a local health care facility Sunday, April 16, 2017. Mrs. Harvey was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, March 6, 1925. She was the daughter of the late James C. Shainline and Caroline Shainline. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Harvey and six siblings.Her career involved clerical work with both the Pennsylvania Turnpike...
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Edgar Lee Watson

July 13, 1928 - April 15, 2017

Mr. Edgar Lee Watson, age 88, of Rome, GA, passed at a local health care facility on Saturday, April 15, 2017.Mr. Watson was born in Knoxville, Tennessee July 13, 1928. He was the son of the late Carl Edgar Watson and Elizabeth Louise Sheer Watson. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Jane Watson Moore and her husband, Willis, of Cleveland, Tennessee.Mr. Watson was a native of Knoxville,...
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Paul Lawrence Erwin

March 2, 1942 - April 8, 2017

Paul L. Erwin, 75, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his home in Greenville, South Carolina. Paul was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on March 2, 1942. He was the son of Harley and Esther Erwin, and brother to Don (Carleen) Erwin, Janet (Bob) Adams, and Rosalie (Joe) Parks and was proceeded in death by his sisters Sharon Erwin and Beverley Lane. Paul and his wife of almost 40 years, Marcy,...
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Sarah Jane Hall

April 28, 1956 - April 6, 2017

Miss Sarah "Sally" Jane Hall, age 60, of Rome, GA, passed away at her residence Thursday, April 6, 2017.Sally was born on Saturday, April 28, 1956 in Rome, Georgia to Rosaire "Rosy" and Mary (Younce) Hall.Sally graduated from West Rome High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mercer University.She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rome.Sally is survived by her...
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Don Harlan Snider

January 19, 1935 - March 28, 2017

Don Harlan Snider, 82, of Silver Creek, Georgia, passed away late Tuesday evening, March 28, 2017, at his residence with his daughter by his side.Don was born in Cedartown, Georgia, on January 19, 1935, and was of the Baptist faith. He was a graduate of Rome High School, Class of 1953, and served in the U. S. Army stationed in Germany from 1957-59.After serving his country, he returned to Rome...
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James OBryant Hitchcock

February 11, 1940 - March 26, 2017

James O'Bryant "JB" HitchcockJames O'Bryant "JB" Hitchcock age, 77 passed away March 26, 2017 from a short illness. Mr.Hitchcock was born February 11,1940 to the late Herbert and Frances Hitchcock.He graduated from East Rome High School in 1958 and attended West Georgia College. Mr. Hitchcock was the owner of Hitchcock Sales Company and longtime Auctioneer and was a...
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Danny Lee Harris

August 26, 1945 - March 23, 2017

Danny Lee Harris, age 71, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at his home with the love of his life and his beloved dog.Danny was born on August 26, 1945, in Earle, Arkansas, son of the late Wilbur Harris and the late Mary Williams Harris. Danny was preceded in death by his brother James Harris, Jr. and his sister Dorothy Robnolt. Danny is survived by his wife Jane H....
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Jayaben Ramanbhai Desai

August 21, 1928 - March 21, 2017

Jayaben Ramanbhai Desai, 88 passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 surrounded by family at their residence. She was reborn on Tuesday, August 21, 1928 in Dharmaj, Gujarat, India to Jivabhai and Diwaliben Patel.Jayaben's Antyesti was held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Daniel's Funeral Home in Rome, Georgia, United States of America. The men of the family will process to West...
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Nelson Moore Magee

October 10, 1930 - March 18, 2017

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Séamus Philip Dowling

July 20, 1929 - March 8, 2017

Séamus Philip Dowling, age 87, born July 20, 1929 in County Galway, Ireland, passed away at his home in Rome, Georgia on March 8, 2017. His wife and children were at his bedside.Séamus was the son of Irish immigrants John Dowling and Mary Ann Dolan. He was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and made his permanent home in Washington, DC after graduating as an architect and engineer from...
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Luke Joseph Moss

December 14, 1959 - March 5, 2017

Mr. Luke Joseph Moss Jr., age 57, of Rome, GA, died Sunday March 5, 2017, in his bed at home with his wife. Mr. Moss was born in Rome, GA on December 14, 1959, the son of late Luke Joseph Moss Sr. and Jean LaJuan Smith Moss. He owned and operated Moss Construction for 30+ years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. Survivors include three daughters:...
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Virginia Sue Reeves Massing

January 15, 1934 - March 5, 2017

Virginia (Ginny) Sue Reeves Massing, age 83 died peacefully March 5, 2017 at her home in Rome, Georgia after a long illness. Ginny was born January 15, 1934 in Thomaston, Georgia, the daughter of the late Joel Farley Reeves and Virginia Hardy Reeves. Ginny is survived by her eldest son Thomas Hardy Massing and wife Theresa of Woodstock, Georgia and her youngest son Tony Douglas Massing and wife...
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Janice Mary Laiskonis

November 4, 1950 - March 2, 2017

Janice Mary Laiskonis, 66, passed away on March 2, 2017 in Rome, Georgia with her husband Larry and daughter Amy by her side. Jan was born in Ludington, Michigan to Harlan and Viola (Van Riper) Chatfield on November 4, 1950. She married Larry Laiskonis on January 17, 1969 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She worked for many years as an administrator specializing in accounting. Jan has resided in...
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Dorothy Caroline Fincher Cromartie

May 13, 1933 - February 28, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Fincher "Dot" Cromartie, 83, Rome, GA, passed away on February 28, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Cromartie was born on May 13, 1933 in Colon, Panama. Since her father was in the United States Navy, she lived in several places during her youth, most notably Honolulu, Hawaii. She was in the third grade there on December 7, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. She attended George...
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Eleanor Rita Ulias Patton

January 15, 1933 - February 22, 2017

Mrs. Eleanor Rita Ulias Patton, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away February 22, 2017, following a brief illness.Mrs. Patton was born in Old Forge, PA, January 15, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Joseph M. Ulias and Mary Tama Ulias. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William Kenneth Patton, and her son, Stephen Michael Patton. She grew up in Old Forge, PA, where she...
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Ellen Ellis Ellison

November 28, 1926 - February 18, 2017

Mrs. Joan Ellis Ellison, 90 passed away in Cumming, Georgia at a local hospital. She was born on November 28, 1926 in Rome, Georgia to Mary and Arthur Ellis of Dean Street. In 1942 she married James Ellison, also of Rome. Mr. and Mrs. Ellison welcomed their only child, Jimmy Ellison, in 1954. She enjoyed doting on him as well as working at Miller Brothers clothing store and later at Essermans.In...
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Glenda Harper Orloff

February 20, 1947 - February 15, 2017

Glenda Harper Orloff, age 69, of Rome, GA, passed away at a local hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. She was born on February 20, 1947 in Bremen, Georgia to Mr. and Mrs. George Merlin Harper (Dorothy Lively). Glenda graduated from Mount Zion High School in Mt. Zion, Georgia. She earned both a BA degree in Biology and a MS degree in Biology Education from the State University of West...
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Hoyt Edwin Barron

March 24, 1922 - February 12, 2017

Mr. Hoyt Edwin Barron of Rome, Georgia passed away at the age of 94 at his residence, Brookdale Senior Living on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Mr. Barron was born March 24, 1922 to William Edgar Barron and Sara Jackson Barron. He lived most of his life on a family farm in Floyd County which was purchased in 1927. He became the sole owner of this farm in 1955 and ran the Barron Dairy Farm until his...
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Mary Virginia Culberson

April 6, 1920 - February 11, 2017

Mary Virginia Hopkins Culberson passed away peacefully on February 11, 2017 after a short illness. She was born in Gadsden, Alabama on April 6, 1920. She was the eldest child of James P. Hopkins and Hattie Mae Mooney. She was preceded in death by her younger brother, Billy, who lived in Rome and daughter, Molly.In the early 1920s, she moved to Rome where her father had a downtown shoe store. She...
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Gayzell Hopkins Rush

December 1, 1933 - February 9, 2017

Gayzell Hopkins Rush passed away peacefully on Feb. 9, 2017, in Rome, Ga.Gayzell was born in Salisbury, N.C., in 1933 and received her Bachelor's degree from Catawba College in 1956. She continued her education at Appalachian State Teacher's College in Boone, N.C., where she received her teaching certification. Gayzell became an elementary school teacher and taught at various schools in Winston...
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Ruth Margaretha Rinke

July 14, 1928 - February 7, 2017

Ruth M. Rinke , passed away on February 7, 2017 in Dalton, Georgia. Born July 14, 1928 in Portland, Oregon. She lived most of her life in Raytown, Missouri. She was proceeded in death by husband, Stephen J. Rinke. Her survivors include a daughter, Joanne M. Grant and her husband David Grant of Resaca, Georgia, a daughter, Mary L. Graham and husband Chris E. Graham of Ozark, AR. Seven...
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Robert Verne Wheeler

December 9, 1930 - February 6, 2017

Robert Verne Wheeler, passed away February 6th, 2017 at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Georgia.Mr. Wheeler was a native of Rome and was born on December 9, 1930 to Jules Vern and Opal Gertrude (Smith) Wheeler. He was proceeded in death by his parents and wife, Eula "Frances" Wheeler.Mr. Wheeler earned a degree in education, after which he was commissioned into the United...
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Stephen Bernard Bobowiec

April 23, 1920 - February 4, 2017

Stephen B. Bobowiec, age 96, of Rome, GA, local antique and classic car collector and restorer, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, at a local hospital.Mr. Bobowiec was born in Adams, Mass., on April 23, 1920, the son of Peter and Josephine Cichonski Bobowiec. He attended St. Stanislaus Catholic School and graduated from Adams High School and also attended Berkshire Business School in North...
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Sara Frances Chambers Newman

August 26, 1926 - February 2, 2017

Sara Frances Chambers Newman ("Tina") passed away Thursday, February 2,2017 in Rome, GA. Born August 26, 1926 in Atlanta GA, she was the daughter of C.Benjamin Chambers, and Elsie Bryant Chambers. Predeceased by her husband,Preston E. Newman, they were married for 63 years. Together, they enjoyed traveling,golfing, and spending time with family.Mrs. Newman grew up in Atlanta attending West Fulton...
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Gwendolyn Dorothy Murdock

January 5, 1927 - February 2, 2017

Mrs. Gwendolyn Beard Murdock, age 90, of Rome, GA, died Thursday, February 2, 2017 peacefully at home after a lengthy illness.A native of Rome, Mrs. Murdock was born January 5, 1927 the daughter of the late Donald and Mabel Beard. Mrs. Murdock was retired from Berry College where she worked as assistant to the director of the Krannert Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years,...
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Frances Demonia Burnett

October 19, 1930 - January 27, 2017

Mrs. Frances Demonia Burnett, age 86, of Rome, GA, passed away at a local hospital Friday January 27, 2017.Mrs. Burnett was born in Atlanta, Georgia October 19, 1930. She was the daughter of the late J. Hue Demonia and Gladys Adel Lawrence Demonia. She was also preceded in death by her husband Mr. James Grady Burnett and a son Randall Grady Burnett.Mrs. Burnett was an avid gardener. She enjoyed...
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Eugene Lee McCauley, Jr.

September 18, 1945 - January 23, 2017

Eugene "Gene" Lee McCauley, Jr. passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 at Redmond Regional Hospital in Rome, Georgia.He was born on Tuesday, September 18, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York the son of the late Eugene Lee and Florence Bernadette (Reilly) McCauley. He has one sister Madelyn McCauley of California who survives him. Gene played sports growing up and was especially fond of basketball. Gene...
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Mark Charles McAllister

November 1, 1957 - January 23, 2017

Mark Charles McAllister, age 59, of Kingston, Georgia crossed over to Glory on Monday, January 23, 2017.Mark was born to the late Charles and Ada McAllister on November 1, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan.Mark leaves behind his wife, Rebecca Ulrich McAllister; son, Sean McAllister of Kingston, Georgia; and stepdaughter, Tiffany Ulrich Hewitt (Chris) of Norfolk, Virginia. Other survivors are sister,...
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William Marvin Fricks

May 8, 1925 - January 20, 2017

Mr. William M. "Bill" Fricks, age 91, of Rome, GA, passed away at his home Friday evening, January 20, 2017. Mr. Fricks was born on May 8th, 1925 in Rome, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his beloved Martha, his father and mother, Claude and Lottie B. Fricks, and sister, Marion Fricks Smith. Mr. Fricks married the love of his life, Martha Abney on July 23rd, 1949. Survivors...
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