Remembering Mr. William Austin ‘Billy’ Cromer, Ms. Lurlene Lowe, Mr. Clarence Edward ‘Ed’ Martin, Hilda Spiers Pachuta.

Remembering Mr. William Austin ‘Billy’ Cromer, Ms. Lurlene Lowe, Mr. Clarence Edward ‘Ed’ Martin, Hilda Spiers Pachuta.

 

Mr. Clarence Edward “Ed” Martin, age 76, of the Shannon Community, passed away Thursday morning, June 29, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Martin was born in Adairsville, GA on September 10, 1940, son of the late William Henry Martin and the late Allie Lewis Martin.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jean Fisher Martin, by 4 sisters, Bernice Culberson, Geneva Davis, Ruby Weatherby, and Beatrice Davis, and by 2 brothers, Junior and Bradley Martin.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed for over 40 years with Galey & Lord at the Shannon Mill. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church.

Mr. Martin was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the 101st Airborne Division. He was a member of the American Legion Post #5 in Rome, and the Shannon Lodge #100 F. & A. M.

Survivors include a daughter, Gina Ross, Rome; 2 sons, Mitchell Martin, and his wife, Anne, Rome, and Randy Martin, and his wife, Tina, Rome; 2 sisters, Betty Gagnon, Fayetteville, NC, and Carolyn Shuler, Powder Springs, GA; a brother, Chester Martin, Shannon, GA; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 6 p.m at Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Adrian Craig will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Research Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC. 29605.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.

Hilda Spiers Pachuta, 83, died Frday, July 7, 2017. Daniel’s Funeral Home.

Mr. William Austin ‘Billy’ Cromer, age 85, of Rome, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017, at a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 11am in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.  Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday from 6 until 8pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Floyd County Animal Control, P. O. Box 946, Rome, GA 30162-0946, The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or www.heart.org, or The American Lung Association, 6852 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL 32216-6241 or www.lung.org.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.

Ms. Lurlene Lowe, age 69, of 424 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Adairsville, Ga., transitioned July 8, 2017. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.

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