Obituaries: Mr. Jerry Ronald Burrows, Mrs. Nellie Maude Gilmore Lowery, Mrs. Evelyna Robinson, Mr. James Hammond Smith Jr.

Obituaries: Mr. Jerry Ronald Burrows, Mrs. Nellie Maude Gilmore Lowery, Mrs. Evelyna Robinson, Mr. James Hammond Smith Jr.

Mr. James Hammond Smith Jr., age 59, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at a local hospital.

Mr. Smith was born in Floyd County December 25, 1957, son of Mr. James Hammond Smith Sr. and the late Joyce Dyer Smith.  He had been previously employed at Galey & Lord.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Ann Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Gale Miles Smith; two daughters, Amanda Ingram and her husband, Jody, Rome and Jessica Zimmermann and her wife, Aerin, Ladson, SC; a son, Charles Smith, and his wife, Emily, Rome; his father, James Hammond Smith Sr., Rome; seven grandchildren also survive.

In keeping with Mr. Smith’s request, he was cremated.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel on Friday between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m.  At other hours, they may be contacted at the residence.

Mrs. Evelyna Robinson, 81, of Cave Spring, died Monday morning, October 2, 2017, in a Rome hospital following a short illness.

The former Evelyn Louis Wood, Mrs. Robinson was born in Spring Garden, Alabama, on July 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Isaac Wood and the late Jennie Sherman Wood. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Pilgrims’ Rest Baptist Church and had attended Providence Baptist Church. A homemaker, after her children were grown, Mrs. Robinson was known for making biscuits at several Cave Spring restaurants.

Mrs. Robinson was married to William (Bill) H. Robinson on October 10, 1958, and was preceded in death by him August 31, 2008. Besides her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Junior Wood, Charlie Wood, Ozie Wood, Franklin Wood, Bud Wood and James Wood, and by her sisters, Mrs. Mary Penney, Mrs. Betsey Robinson, and Mrs. Fannie Fowler.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by three sons, Len Robinson and his wife Sharon of Rome, and Randy Robinson and Lester Robinson, both of Cave Spring; and by five daughters, Mrs. Becky McCollum and her husband Ted of Silver Creek, Mrs. Teresa Hughes and her husband Charles of Cave Spring, Mrs. Mary Crider and her husband Tim of Centre, Alabama, Mrs. Susan Fricks, and her husband Tony of Cave Spring, and Mrs. Nancy Wiley and her husband Anthony of Rome. A brother-in-law, John Ed Robinson of Forney, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Barbara Wood of Cave Spring, ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a number nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Robinson will be held Thursday afternoon, October 5, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. EDT at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Laney officiating. Interment will follow in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Roy Robinson, Sheldon Robinson, Jerry Fowler, Charles Hughes, Anthony Wiley, and Jimmy Tate. An honorary escort will include Ted McCollum, Tim Crider, an Tony Fricks.

The family will receive friends at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel Wednesday evening, October 4, 2017 from 6 until 8 p.m. EDT.

Mrs. Robinson will lie in state at the church Thursday from 1 p.m.. EDT until the funeral hour.

Mrs. Nellie Maude Gilmore Lowery, age 79, of Rome, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark Evans, Rev. Dale Byars, Dr. Jerry Dudley. Interment will follow at Howell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome.

Mrs. Lowery will lie in-state one hour before service time.

Mr. Jerry Ronald Burrows, age 82, of Rome, passed away on, Monday, October 2, 2017 at his residence. Salmon Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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