Obituaries: Mrs. Sara Ruth Rampley Beam, James George Marshall Boggs, Mrs. Frances Holler Formby and Mr. Darial Roscoe Youngblood

Obituaries: Mrs. Sara Ruth Rampley Beam, James George Marshall Boggs, Mrs. Frances Holler Formby and Mr. Darial Roscoe Youngblood

Mrs. Sara Ruth Rampley Beam, age 71, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Beam was born in Rome, GA on March 26, 1947, daughter of the late Calvin Curtis “Curt” Rampley and the late Audrey Deaton Rampley.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raven Watson Beam, by a son, Jimmy Ray Beam, and by 2 brothers, Harlan and James Darrell Rampley.  Prior to her retirement, she was employed for several years with CanAm in Cedartown.  She was a member of Doyle Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Sara Nicole Steele (Michael), Rome, and Paula Ann Ellis; 2 grandchildren, Krystalen Kennemur (Jay), Canton, and James Ray Ellis (Amanda), Cartersville; 2 sisters, Judy Chambers, Lindale, and Dorothy Pope, Cedartown; 5 brothers, Curtis Eugene Rampley, Calvin Rampley, Danny Rampley, and Jackie Rampley, all of Cedartown, and Ronnie Rampley, Silver Creek; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Boatner and Bro. Jay Kennemur officiating. Interment will follow in New Bethel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday from 12 noon until the service hours.

Pallbearers are requested to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday at 1:30pm and include:  Michael Steele, James Ellis, Jay Kennemur, Joe Beam, Doug Rampley, and Greg Sloan.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.


Obituary of James George Boggs

James George Marshall Boggs, 74, of Aragon, Georgia, passed away at Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee, after sustaining a devastating stroke. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lynda Lovell Boggs, Aragon, Georgia, their children, Martha Boggs Borders (Jim), Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Mary Kathryn Boggs, Annapolis, MD, and Dr. George Lovell Boggs (Elisha), Tallahassee, FL, along with seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Andrew, and John Borders, Colorado Springs, and Amelia, George Wilder, William, and Hannah Boggs, Tallahassee, FL. He is also survived by siblings Mr. Joseph Wilder Boggs, West End, NC, Mrs. Marynan Sheely Boggs Allen (Baker), Chatsworth, GA, Dr. Gordon Boggs (Tari), Carrollton, GA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Marshall Boggs of Aragon, GA. Jim was born in St. Petersburg, FL, and was raised in the Floyd County area.

Jim Boggs had a life long dream of restoring farmland. After attending the United States Naval Academy, Jim studied agriculture and met his life partner, Lynda Sue Lovell, born in Clarkesville, GA, at The University of Georgia. He received a divine call to expand his life’s work to include the cultivation of learners as a mathematics teacher. Just as he sought to manage cattle and pasture to protect and enrich the soil, he created a life-giving classroom environment for hundreds of children who discovered new academic capabilities under his guidance. His end-of-life choices reflect his unswerving commitment to the betterment of his community by donating his body for medical education.

Jim is remembered for his warmth, integrity, and joy. Generations of students remember his inspiring devotion to their growth and development. Jim’s definition of neighbor reached far beyond the Flint Hill, GA, community, and the cares and concerns of those around him were paramount in his thoughts, prayers, and actions. Jim was unashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, manifesting his personal experience of God’s redeeming grace through forgiveness, generosity, worship and song.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, Boone, NC, (www.samaritanspurse.org), Second Avenue Methodist Church, Rome, GA, or to charities of their choice.

The family will receive friends at Daniels Funeral Home, Rome, GA, Monday, May 7, 5-8 p.m.. A memorial service will be held at Second Avenue United Methodist Church, Rome, GA, Tuesday, May 8, 4 p.m..

Honorary pallbearers are Herb Brown, Sheely Wilder, Jerome Bentley, Franky Ellis, John Mull, Wayne White, Baker Allen, Herman Hawkins, and Norm Johnson.


Obituary of Frances Holler Formby

Mrs. Frances Holler Formby, preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James Aaron Formby, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018. She is survived by her three children, Sam Formby (Angela), Beth Formby, and Fran Buice (Richard). She is also survived by her sister Dot Storey, and grandchildren, SamuelFormby (Tiffany), Kristi Brigman (Matt), Elizabeth McGehee (Clark), David Formby, Clara Formby, and Benjamin Formby. Frances Formby was born in Rome, GA on September 2, 1922. She graduated from Rome High School in 1939 and later married Jim, an Army Air Force pilot in 1945 following WWII. Jim and Frances were married for 65 years and were active members at Trinity United Methodist Church. Together they worked at National City Bank and got to know many people in the town they called home. Mother of three and grandmother of six, Frances loved spending time with her family most and was always ready for a gathering and visit. She found much joy in cooking and hosted countless meals around her table. She treasured her many “famous Formby family food photos”. Frances was an avid bridge player, jigsaw puzzler and loved any type of word puzzle she could get her hands on (excelling at any Jumblepuzzle). A celebration of Frances’s life will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Building A. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in building B. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Trinity United Methodist Church (606 Turner McCall Blvd SW, Rome, GA 30165) or your favorite charity.


Mr. Darial Roscoe Youngblood, 71, of Cave Spring, died Friday afternoon in Rome hospital.

Funeral services are being planned for Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel with interment to follow in the family lot of Jackson Chapel Cemetery.

They plan to receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

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