Megan Talley Blankenship, 39, of Lindale, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at home. Megan was born on August 24, 1978, in Rome. She attended Rome High School and North Georgia College.
Megan was a born caretaker who worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Calhoun before devoting herself full time to caring for neighbors, friends, and a menagerie of beloved cats and dogs. Her unique gift of compassion derived in no small part from her own lifelong battle to overcome significant health challenges, the most serious of which necessitated a kidney transplant when she was just 26 years old. In a profound gesture reflective of Megan’s own devotion to others, her lifelong friend Ivey Harrison donated one of her own kidneys to her friend — for which Megan and her family will remain forever grateful.
Megan is survived by the love of her life, Paul Schubert, of Lindale; her parents, Linda and Sid Blankenship, of Rome; her sister and brother-in-law, Sara and Tom Dilworth, niece Emma Dilworth, and nephew Griffin Dilworth, all of Marietta; Kay Schubert, Cedartown; aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Albert Blankenship Sr., Mildred Talley Blankenship, and Anne and Kenvyn Davies.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 3, at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church, 202 E. Third Avenue, Rome. Longtime family friend, Rev. Rex Hussmann, will officiate the service. The family will receive friends following the service in the Wilder Center.
Megan will be remembered for her infectious laugh, her love of mischief, and her fierce loyalty to those she loved. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice in Megan’s memory. Daniel’s Funeral Home.
Mr. John Wesley Frazier, age 58, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 01, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
Services for Mr. Frazier are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. has full charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Margaret Ann Vanzant High, age 77 of 154 Timothy Ln., Lilburn, GA passed on Friday, February 2, 2018. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date. The family will receive friends at her daughter, Beverly’s residence at 115 Rosewood Ln., Cartersville, GA. Care and direction is entrusted to F. K. Jones Funeral Home.
Mr. James A. “Bud” Rogers, age 89, of Centre, passed away Friday February 2, 2018 at Cherokee Health and Rehab, in Centre.
Mr. Rogers was born September 16, 1928 in Cherokee County, a son of the late Ramus Rogers, and Annie Jay Kerr Rogers. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Twilley Rogers, daughter Shelia Adams, Dorothy Rogers, son, James Rogers, granddaughter Melissa, grandson, Jabo, brother, Bobby Jack Rogers.
Survivors include daughters, Barbara Kitchens, Sue (Travis) Wall, Ellen (Keith) Morgan, sister, Willene Highfield, brother, Hugh “Toby” Rogers, grandchildren Paula Preston, Ray Hicks, Jennifer Johnson, Betty Harrell, Kim Motes, Katie Spoon, Janice Whaley, Jessica Stancil, Kristi Lewis, and Keith Morgan, Jr. several great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. (EST) on Sunday February 4, 2018 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Barry Rogers, Jr. Rev. Josh Bryant, and Greg Spoon, officiating. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery, near Forney, Al. The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. (EST) on Saturday February 3, 2018 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome, Ga. 30165.
Parnick Jennings, Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.