Our Obituaries

Stephen Evar Hultberg

August 30, 1941 - August 16, 2017

Stephen Evar HultbergStephen 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....
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Stephen Lamar Smith

March 14, 1957 - August 15, 2017

Stephen Lamar Smith 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...
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Hazel Effie Brown

April 13, 1942 - August 10, 2017

Hazel Effie Sutton Brown, age 75, of Aragon, Georgia passed away on Thursday August 10, 2017. Hazel was born April 13, 1942 in Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida. Hazel is survived by; daughter Katherine Ann Fisher (Brian); stepson Michael Brown as well as two grandchildren and a sister.Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Billy Brown and mother Mary Alice (Buckels) SuttonA memorial service...
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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

Arrangements under the direction of Daniel's Funeral Home, Rome, GA.
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Sťamus 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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Garvis Wayne Reed

January 29, 1936 - January 20, 2017

Mr. Garvis Wayne Reed, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away at his residence Friday, January 20, 2017.He was born on January 29, 1936 in Centre (Cherokee County), Alabama Mr. Reed is the son of the late Thomas and Mae Smith Reed of Centre, Alabama. Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, the former Martha Newton; a son, Wayne Reed; sisters, Evelyn Neyman and Sue Logan; brothers...
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Ernest Franklin Leslie

January 6, 1921 - January 18, 2017

Mr. Ernest Franklin Leslie, age 96, of Rome, GA, passed away at a local assisted living center on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.Mr. Leslie was born in Lubec, Maine, on January 6, 1921. He was the son of the late Franklin Leslie and Nellie Mae Leslie. Mr. Leslie grew up in Lubec, Maine, and served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. After the war, he resided in Jacksonville,...
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Henry Harold Chambers

April 16, 1927 - January 6, 2017

Mr. Henry Harold Chambers, Sr., age 89, of Rome, GA, passed away at a local health care facility Friday, January 6, 2017.Mr. Chambers was born in Centre, Alabama, on April 16, 1927. He was the son of the late Henry Hubert Chambers and Elizabeth Lee Smith Chambers. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Emory Chambers, and five sisters, Ruby Robinson, Myrlean Hicks, Faye Bolt, Mary Jo Cape,...
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Kenneth Edward Hill

April 3, 1938 - January 3, 2017

Kenneth Edward Hill, age 78, Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Floyd Medical Center. He was born in Donalsonville, GA on April 3, 1938, son of Collie E. Hill, Sr and Evelyn Gause Hill. He graduated from Seminole County High School and served in the United States Air Force. He attended Brewton Parker College and Shorter College and received a Master of Church Music degree from...
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Kenneth Wallace Wilson

February 3, 1945 - January 2, 2017

Kenneth Wallace Wilson passed away suddenly on Monday, January 2, 2017 at his home. Mr. Wilson was born on February 3, 1945 in Cave Spring, Georgia to Porter and Annie Wilson. He was of the Methodist faith. He graduated from Cave Spring High School and was a Veteran of the U. S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. After leaving the Army, he moved to the Atlanta area and graduated from...
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Richard Christopher Welles

July 13, 1949 - December 29, 2016

Richard Christopher Welles, 67, of Trion, GA, passed away in Rome, GA, on Thursday, December 29, 2016.Richard was born on July 13, 1949 in Winstead, CT to Archie E. and Beatrice L. Welles. The family received friends Sunday, January 1, 2017 from 5 until 7:00 pm at Daniel's Funeral Home. Richard lay in state Monday morning January 2, 2017 from 10 until 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of...
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Robert Mitchell Cates

December 10, 1942 - December 28, 2016

Dr. Robert Mitchell Cates, age 74, of Rome, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at his home after a brief illness. He was born in Madison, GA on December 10, 1942, son of O.M. and Kathryn Knight Cates. He graduated from Lanier High School in Macon, from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, and received an MD from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He started his residency in...
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Gloria M. Cameron

November 18, 1927 - December 26, 2016

Mrs. Gloria M. Cameron, age 89, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016.Mrs. Cameron was born on November 18, 1927 in Melrose Park, IL, only daughter of the late Adam Matteis and Lucille (Matteis) Matteis.Mrs. met and married Richard Cameron, a handsome World War II Veteran, in 1947, and had four children during the next fourteen years. While raising her family, she assisted her dad...
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Betty Jane Spacagna

April 23, 1937 - December 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Daniel's Funeral Home, Rome, GA.
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Robert Gerard Browne

July 6, 1926 - December 19, 2016

Mr. Robert Gerard Browne, age 90, passed away in Rome, Georgia, on December 19, 2016. Mr. Browne was born in Summit, New Jersey on July 6, 1926 to Marguerite Trail Browne and Robert Andrew Browne. He had one sister, Margaret Browne Gregory who preceded him in death. Mr. Browne worked in the advertising field until his retirement in 1991. He and his wife Cleo McAlister Browne have been married...
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William Coker

July 22, 1920 - December 19, 2016

Mr. William H. "Bill" Coker, age 96, of Rome, GA, passed away at a local hospice facility Monday December 19, 2016.Mr. Coker was born July 22, 1920. He was the son of the late Alga Harbin Coker and Cora Kate Kennedy Coker. He was also preceded in death by two brothers Kennedy Coker, and Fred Coker; five sisters, Ophelia Chesnut, Katherine Payne, Pauline Hicks, Louise Pearce and Bessie Allen; one...
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Charles Edward Flowers

March 12, 1983 - December 10, 2016

Mr. Charles Edward Flowers, age 33, of Rome, Georgia, passed away Saturday December 10, 2016 at a local hospital.Mr. Flowers was born in Rome, Georgia, on March 12, 1983. He was a 2001 graduate of Coosa High School. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandfathers James L. Flowers and Charles Rohner and his Great-grandmother Grace Kelly.He is survived by his parents; Kelly...
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Roger Charles Lowe

March 28, 1947 - December 5, 2016

Roger Charles Lowe, Sr., 69, of Rome, GA, passed away at a local hospital on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. He had been battling complications from pneumonia. Roger was a longtime soccer and football coach as well as a teacher in the Cartersville City School System.Roger was born to the late Hubert C. Lowe and Josephine Ryder Lowe on March 28, 1947 in Rome. He is a 1965 graduate of Darlington School...
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Ralph Jerry Winkle

March 6, 1943 - December 1, 2016

Ralph Jerry Winkle passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016, at a local medical center, Rome, Georgia, following a sudden cardiac event. Jerry was born March 6, 1943, in Rome, Georgia to Ralph S. and Pearl Selman Winkle. He was a graduate of West Rome High School Class of 1960. He served honorably in the United State Air Force during the period of the Vietnam Conflict, with emphasis in long-range...
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Frances Evlyn Hobdy

January 26, 1929 - November 27, 2016

Mrs. Frances Evlyn Buckley Hobdy, age 87, Rome, GA, passed away peacefully Sunday November 27, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Ellis C. Buckley and Lila Williams Buckley. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother Ellis Harrell Buckley.She was married to the late James Thomas Hobdy. A resident of Rome and Floyd County, Frances was a member of...
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Pearl Raines

June 22, 1923 - November 26, 2016

Moneta Pearl Traylor Raines passed away November 26, 2016 in Macon, Georgia. She was born June 22, 1923 in Thomaston, Georgia to William "Willie" Wilson Traylor and Jennie Pearl Austin Traylor. Her late husband, Warner James Raines, was married to Pearl for over 60 years when he passed away on February 10, 2012.She was a loving wife, sister, and friend.
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Robert Dean Beaver

June 9, 1950 - November 25, 2016

Robert Dean (Bob) Beaver, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.He was born on June 9, 1950, in Monroe, North Carolina, to the late Harriett Jane Reeder and Luther (June) Beaver.Bob graduated from Coosa High School and was employed at the Bekaert Corporation and Jefferson Southern Corporation. He served his country in the United States Air Force for six years.Survivors include...
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Stella Mae Cook

June 10, 1916 - November 22, 2016

.Stella Mae Cook, age 100 of 12 Chateau Dr., Rome, GA passed away November 22, 2016 at Winthrop Health and Rehabilitation. A native of Alto, GA, Stella Mae Meadows was born June 10, 1916. She was the daughter of the late William Meadows and the late Linda Motts Meadows. Stella was preceded in death by four sisters, Lizzie Davis, Ethel Scott, Ann Forrister, and Hazel English; and a brother Tig...
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Bob F. Horsley

October 22, 1923 - November 19, 2016

Mr. Robert Freeman Horsley, age 93, of Rome, Georgia died peacefully on November 19, 2016, following a brief illness.He was born October 22, 1923, in West Point, Georgia the son of the late Joseph Clifton and Nelle Williams Horsley. Mr. Horsley served as a pilot in World War II where he flew over the Hump in the China, Burma, and India Theatre. He then went on to receive a BS degree from...
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Margaret Dower Lindsey

February 22, 1920 - November 13, 2016

Margaret Lindsey defied gravity throughout her life. Nearly a decade after her birth to James and Idella Dower in Marengo, Iowa, she endured the hardships of the Great Depression before serving her country as a Navy nurse in World War II on the USS Repose during which she survived a typhoon and Japanese Kamikaze pilots. She then ran the Red Cross in southeast Michigan and subsequently met her...
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Sara Louise Cochran

October 27, 1922 - November 13, 2016

Mrs. Sara Louise Cochran, age 94, of Rome, GA, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 13, 2016.Mrs. Cochran was born in Rome, GA. on October 27, 1922, the daughter of the late Zim Turner and Nellie Henderson Turner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers, Herman Turner, P.J. Turner, Ralph Turner, Troupe Turner, Hubert Turner, Zim...
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Betty E. Clarke

February 2, 1930 - November 12, 2016

Ms.. Betty Jane Elliott Clarke 86, of Rome, GA, passed away after a short illness in a local hospital, on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Ms. Clarke was born in Aragon, Georgia on February 2, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents William H. Elliott and Etta Jones Elliott. Ms.. Clarke was a member of Second Avenue Methodist church. She is survived by her sister Joyce E. Gann, and Nephew...
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Derry Thomas Dunn

September 15, 1949 - November 7, 2016

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Elio Rafael Sanchez

January 6, 1945 - November 5, 2016

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Ida Marguerite Leiter

January 26, 1930 - November 5, 2016

Mrs. Ida Marguerite "Peggy" Saville Leiter 86, of Rome, GA, passed away peacefully with her husband at her side in a local hospital, on Saturday November 5, 2016. Mrs. Leiter was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on January 26, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents Roscoe J. Saville and Marguerite Ray Saville and her son Lawrence "Larry" Leiter. She graduated from Stevens Junior College,...
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James Robert Holloway

November 11, 1936 - November 2, 2016

James Robert (Bob) HollowayJames Robert (Bob) Holloway was born in Jacksonville, FL on 11/11/1936. Bob's family moved to Americus, GA, when he was about 3 y/o. He attended school in Americus, graduating from Americus High School in 1954. Parents: E. W. Holloway, Sr. and Bobbie Estelle PilcherBob has one brother, Dr. E.W. Holloway, Jr (Virginia) of Macon.Bob had a 53 year happy marriage to...
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Claude Emory Cox

November 9, 1936 - October 28, 2016

Mr. Claude Emory "C.E." Cox, age 79, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 with his family by his side at his residence.Mr. Cox was born in Buckeye, Arizona on November 9, 1936, son of the late Claude and Ester Cox. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Alice Jo Gissom Cox, a brother, and several sisters. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and operator of Cox & Son...
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John Samuel Freeman

January 4, 1944 - October 15, 2016

John Samuel Freeman was born January 4, 1944 to John Albert Freeman and Virginia LynchFreeman in Moultrie, Georgia. He graduated from Colquitt County High School, where he leadthe Packer football team to many victories as their captain. He continued his education byearning his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering at Auburn University and his Master Degree inFinance at Valdosta State University...
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Kathleen Hayes Morris

August 6, 1932 - October 15, 2016

Kathleen Hayes MorrisKathleen Hayes Morris, 84, of Centre AL, formerly of Rome GA passed away Oct. 15, 2016. Mrs. Morris was born Aug. 6, 1932 in Trion GA, the daughter of the late Barney Hawkins Hayes and Mary Lee McKenzie Hayes. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Morris, to whom she was married for 46 years and her brother Gene Hayes.Mrs. Morris is survived by a daughter, Kathy ...
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GianCarlo Bando Dandini

September 26, 1943 - October 5, 2016

Mr. GianCarlo Bando Dandini, age 73, of Rome, GA, born September 26, 1943, passed away at a local health care facility on Wednesday October 5, 2016.The family will receive friends Monday October 24, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. in the parlor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1941 Shorter Ave, Rome, with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 2:00 P.M. in the sanctuary.Daniel's Funeral Home has charge...
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Quinette Bass Harbin

February 19, 1947 - October 5, 2016

Quinette Bass Harbin, 69, of Rome, GA, died on October 5, 2016. She was the daughter of Virgil and Loyce Bass, who preceded her in death.Quinette was born in Slocomb, Alabama, on February 19, 1947, and grew up in Panama City, Florida, where she graduated from Bay High School in 1965. She earned an R.N. degree from Grady Memorial School of Nursing in 1968 and worked at Grady Memorial Hospital...
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Effie Jean Tarwater Glover

November 20, 1925 - October 3, 2016

Jean Tarwater Glover Mrs. Jean Tarwater Glover, age 90, of Rome, GA, went home to Glory on October 3, 2016 following a brief illness. Jean was married to the late Elbert Earle Glover Jr of Rome. She was the daughter of the late Roy E. Tarwater and Susie Mae Harrel of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Jean is survived by two sisters; Frances T. Johns and Edith T Richardson of Murfreesboro, and one brother...
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Vivian Davis Strain

September 26, 1929 - October 1, 2016

Vivian D. Strain, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home after an extended illness on Saturday, October 1, 2016. She was born in Floyd County, Georgia, on August 26, 1929, daughter of the late Harper H. Davis and Lucille D. Davis of Texas Valley, Georgia. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Edgar LeRoy Strain. She is survived by a son, David L Strain, Rome, Georgia, and a sister,...
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Howard Steve Anderson

January 22, 1930 - September 27, 2016

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Louise T. Collett

October 3, 1919 - September 12, 2016

Louise T. Collett, age 96, of Rome, GA, left this life and stepped into eternity to be with her Lord on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Redmond Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.Christine Louise Turner Collett was born on October 3, 1919 in Powder Springs, Ga to the late Walter T. Turner and Mina Murray Turner. She retired from the Georgia Department of Labor and was a faithful...
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Ralph Cleveland Rutledge

May 12, 2016 - September 8, 2016

Mr. Ralph Cleveland RutledgeMr. Ralph Cleveland Rutledge, age 59, of Rome, passed away at his residence surrounded by family on Thursday, September 8, 2016. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Mr. Rutledge was born on May 12, 1957 in Duluth to the late Paul Lamar Rutledge and Betty Vernon Rutledge. As an active member...
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Judith Garland Blalock

February 19, 1942 - September 7, 2016

Judith Garland BlalockJudy left this earth to go to her permanent home with the Lord on September 7, 2016. She will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 53 years, Bruce Blalock (Rome), her daughters, Tara Proctor (Rome), and Debra Blalock (Atlanta), and grandson, Jarrett Proctor (Rome) whom she adored.Judy was born to the late A.T. and Ruby Garland on February 19, 1942 in Marion, N.C. She...
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Matthew Gary Rhinehart

August 20, 1981 - September 3, 2016

Matthew Gary Rhinehart, age 35, passed away Saturday morning September 3, 2016 at his home in Rome, GA.Matt was born August 20, 1981 in San Jose, California to Deborah Johnson Rhinehart and the late Gary Jerome Rhinehart. He married his love Megan Gafnea on October 27, 2012. Matt received his degree in Sociology from the University of West Georgia in May of 2015. He worked as a welder at...
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James Thomas Fricks

July 7, 1930 - September 1, 2016

Mr. James (Jim) Thomas Fricks, son of Joe Tom Fricks and Willie Mae Bradley Fricks passed away Thursday morning, September 1 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Mr. Fricks was born July 7, 1930 in Pickens County, GA and was raised in Jasper, Ellijay, and Rome, Ga. Mr. Fricks is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Jean (Broome) Fricks and their three sons; Tim (Beverly)...
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Joseph Chilton Gittings

March 7, 1927 - August 28, 2016

Joseph Chilton Gittings, age 89, of Rome, GA passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 28th, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Joe was proceeded in death by his parents, John Franklin Gittings and Jesse Thomas Gittings, his wife Joan Siedentop Gittings, his son, Joseph Henry Gittings, brothers Frank and Tom Gittings, sister, Lenora Philpott, and grandson James Robert Agurkis. He...
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Georgia C. Anderson

July 11, 1935 - August 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Daniel's Funeral Home, Rome, GA.
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Curtis Lee Burrus

October 4, 1956 - August 19, 2016

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