Mrs. Dorothy Mae Adams, age 88, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday morning, January 2, 2018.
A native of Rome and Floyd County, Mrs. Adams was born on November 6, 1929, daughter of the late Romie John Lee Cook and Tessie Mae Brown Cook. She had been a resident of Rome for most of her life and was a member of the American Legion and was of the Baptist faith. For a number of years, Mrs. Adams was associated with Floyd Medical Center in the dietary department. She loved to travel but mostly enjoyed spending time with family.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by four sons, Gary Sullins, Rudy Sullins, Frank Poole and Randy Sullins. Three brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Adams is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ervin and Kathy Poole, and Johnny Sullins; two sisters, Betty Gilmore and Ruby John Cox; two brothers, Ricky Cook and Buster Cook. Six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Adams will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Carl Sidwell Chapel of the Salmon Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Hayes officiating. Interment will follow in the Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Adams will remain at Salmon Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Friday from 1 until 3 p.m.
Mrs. Hightower was born in Cleburne County, Alabama on August 30, 1937, daughter of the late Willie Gordon Crews Sr. and the late Lura Campbell Crews.
She was graduate of Rome High School and was a member of the Park Avenue Baptist Church.
Prior to retirement, Mrs. Hightower worked for the Sara Hightower Regional Library for the Blind for 20 years.
Survivors include her husband, Isaac Claude Hightower, to whom she was married on November 2, 1956; a daughter, Claudia Hightower Burkhalter and her husband, Mike, Lindale; a son, Clay Hightower and his wife, Leslie, Rome; four grandchildren, Jesse Burkhalter, Hunter Burkhalter, Caroline Hightower and Carter Hightower; two brothers, Gordon Crews, Jr., Lindale and Emmett Crews, Florida; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018, at 1 p.m in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Conway and Chaplain Terry Combs officiating.
Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Sara Hightower Regional Library for the Blind, 205 Riverside Parkway, NE, Rome, GA 30161.
Rev. Robert L. Faine Jr., age 67, of 19 Main Line Road, Rockmart, Ga., transitioned January 2, 2018. Arrangements for Rev. Robert L. Faine Jr. will be Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Zion Hill First Baptist Church at 828 Martin Luther King Jr., Rockmart, Ga. The body will lie instate from noon until the service hour. Interment will follow at Rockmart Memorial Gardens, 210 Old Cartersville Road. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.