Obituaries: George E. Griffiths, Ms. Michelle F. Turner.

Obituaries: George E. Griffiths, Ms. Michelle F. Turner.

Ms. Michelle F. Turner, 40yrs. of Rome passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

Michelle was born October 22, 1976, in Rome, GA to her parents, Douglas Edward Orr and Frances Belinda Orr.

Michelle attended Network Day Service and sung in the “Just As I Am Choir.” She attended DIGS,was a member of Camera Cluband the Art Club. Michelle was a member of Lovejoy Baptist Church in her youth but later she joined the Salvation Army Church.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Lucy Mae Mabry, Merriam Turner Sr.; Mamie Lou Orr and Theodore Orr Sr. and one sister, Amanda Denise Turner.

She is survived by her parents,  Douglas Edward and Frances Belinda Orr, Rome, GA; six sisters-Christina Woodard, Lakisha Woodard, Dequorria Woodard, Latasha (Tavares) Glanton, Brittany Orr and Asia Orr, all of Rome, GA; 3 nieces-Tavaree’ Glanton, Dayaisha’nay Ragland, and Shanya Thomas, all of Rome, GA; three nephews- Justen Orr, Rodney Cammon, Jr., and Jonathan Cotton, Jr., all of Rome, GA; nine aunts- Helen Jackson, Gladys Bailey, Jessie Dean, Carol Orr, Sue (Bernard) Jackson, Mary Tate, Fannie (Darien) Davenport, Wileen Porter Johnson, all of Rome, GA and Linda Ann Orr Mosley of Power Spring, GA; five uncles-Thedore Orr, Sr., Grady Dublin and Andrew Orr of Rome, GA, Bobby Orr of West Palm Beach, Fl., and Merriam Turner, Jr., of Columbus, GA; special friends,  Ms. Joy Jones and Mrs. Jean Battle of Rome, GA; and a very special friend, Monica Jones of Rome, GA.

Very Special Thanks to Network Day Service and DIGS.

Services for Michelle will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Salvation Army Church, 317 E. First St., Rome, Ga., with Captain Jason Smith officiating. Family and friends visitation hour will be from 9 a.m. until funeral hour. Interment will follow the services in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

Wright Memorial Mortuary Inc.

George E. Griffiths
George E. Griffiths of Rome, GA passed away September 4, 2017 following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Scotdale, Pennsylvania, and had resided in Rome since his discharge from the United States Air Force in 1955. During the Korean War, he served with the 3902nd Air Police Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, for the majority of his four years of service. He served directly under the command of General Curtis LeMay. George attended Carroll Lynn Business School for three and a half years from the late 1950s until the early 1960s. He was affiliated with the American Automobile Association as regional manager. He was also associated with the American Oil Company as a field auditor and Retail Credit Company as an investigator. George liked exotic cars, guns and his home. He also liked all types of animals.

He was preceded in death by both parents, his sister Elinor M. Derringer, and his beloved wife Mariella J. Griffiths.

Mr. Griffis is survived by a nephew Thomas R. Derringer and his wife Judy, along with their children Tonya, Dax, Alison, and Leah; a niece Denese Whitfield and her husband Charles, of Birmingham , Alabama; another nephew Kevin Miller and his wife Becky, along with their children also survive.

Graveside and interment services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens with the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 American Legion Honor Guard providing military honors.

Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home.


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