Mrs. Antonietta T. Colello, age 92, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday evening, May 16, 2017, in her home surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Colello was born in Valsinni Matera, Italy, on May 29, 1924, a daughter of the late Carmine Truncellito and Rosalia Sinisalch Truncellito. She had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County for most of her life and was a member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Colello was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Colello, and a son, Mario Carmen Colello, a step-daughter, Martha Ellen Crocker, and a stepson, Frank Colello.
Mrs. Colello is survived by two daughters, Rosalie Colello of Rome, and Mrs. Elisa Hobbs of Jackson Hole, WY; one son, Jimmy Colello of Rome; two loving stepsons, Tony Colello Jr. of Rome, and Nick Colello of Pensacola, FL. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
A Funeral Mass for Mrs. Colello will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in Saint Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Rafael Carballo officiating. Interment will follow in the East View Cemetery.
A Rosary service for Mrs. Colello will be held on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in Salmon Funeral Home and the family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8 p.m.
Pallbearers are asked to meet at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday by 2 p.m. and include Jeff Sexton and Mrs. Colello’s grandsons.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Donations may be made online at www.alz.org/donate or by mail to Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA, 30346.
Mr. Jeffery David Crowe, age 53, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born in Floyd County on March 18, 1964, son of the late John Wayne Crowe and the late Bertha Lee Canada Crowe. He was a former employee of Shaw Industries and attended the Coosa Valley Praise and Worship Center. He was a loving family man, father and Paw Paw. He was a gifted songwriter and poet. He wrote Gospel and Country Music and had many of his songs recorded. He also had a book of poems published.
Survivors include: 3 daughters, Kayla Crowe, and her fiancé, Michael Jordan, Rome, Amy Crowe, Rome, and Leah Rogers, and her husband, Anthony, Rome; a son, Brandon Rogers, and his wife, Addie, Rome; a step-daughter, Trista Farmer, Rome; 4 brothers, Kenneth Crowe, and his wife, Crystal, Silver Creek, Gregory Crowe, Kingston, Stephen Crowe, Shannon, and Anthony Crowe, and his wife, Jan, Rome; a sister, Belinda Dixon, and her husband, Eddie, Shannon; the mother of his children, Angela Swearinger, Rome; 5 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. The Rev. Thomas Matthews and the Rev. Steve Kelley will officiate. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m. At other hours, they may be contacted at their respective residences.
Pallbearers serving are asked to assemble on Friday at 10:30 a.m. and include: Eddie Dixon, Josh, Kenneth, Greg, Stephen and Anthony Crowe, David Gibson and Kenny Helms.
Mrs. Edith McCarty Rix, age 84, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at a local nursing facility.
Mrs. Rix was born in Bacon County, Georgia, on October 24, 1932, daughter of the late Sterling McCarty and the late Mary Rachel Carter McCarty. She was a former employee of Kendall Medical Supply Company. She was a member of the North Rome Church of God and participated in many different areas of the Church including the Prayer & Counseling, Singles, Jail, and Nursing Home Ministries. She was also a former Senior Companion at Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Ruthell Dyal, Blanche Safley, and Alberta Herrin, and by 3 brothers, Lamar McCarty, Ernest McCarty, and D. S. McCarty.
Survivors include a daughter, Kim Foster, Duluth, GA; a son, John Kevin Rix, and his wife, Dr. Alicia Rix, Rome; 4 grandchildren, Michelle Bowman, Christiann Foster, Anna Kate Rix, and Sam Rix; 1 great grandson, Tristan Valdez; 3 sisters, Ola Mae Steedley, Dessie Osborn (Nathan) and Virginia Boatright (Floyd); a brother, Edward (Mary Jo) McCarty; several nieces and nephews also survive.
In keeping with Mrs. Rix’s wishes, she was cremated and a memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. The Rev. Bert Brooks will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the service hour.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home, 449 McCarn Circle, Sevierville, TN 37862-4176.
Mrs. Virginia Ann Culberson Wade, age 77, of Rome passed away Tuesday May 16, 2017 in a local hospital.
Ann was a native of Floyd County, born April 10, 1940, a daughter of the late, John T. Culberson, and Willie Mae Colston Culberson. She was a waitress at Partridge Restaurant, for several years. She was preceded in death by her youngest son, Dale Richard Frix, brother, James Olin Culberson and a nephew Jimmy Culberson.
Survivors include her husband, John E. Chance, children, Dan Earwood, Doug Frix, Ginger Earwood, Melody Cruz, and Lynn Wade, brother, Harlan Cochran, Centre, Al; number of grandchildren, and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m Friday May 19, 2017 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Eric Hardman, officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of service on Friday at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome, GA. 30165.
Mr. Tony Anthony Barnes, of 3032 Pack Rpad, Bessemer, Ala., transitioned May 16, 2017. Memorial service for Mr. Barnes will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at House of Liberty in Cartersville at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at 512 Division St., Rome, at the residence of Glenda Barnes. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.
Ms. Thelma Moore, 93, of Rome, GA. passed away, on May 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Wright Memorial Mortuary.