Obituaries: Mr. Henry Bascom “Bubba” Brooks, Nancy Arrington Bryan, Hoyt Renfroe Hanks, Mrs. Bessie Lee Yarbrough Russell and Mrs. Jeanette Stephens

Obituaries: Mr. Henry Bascom “Bubba” Brooks, Nancy Arrington Bryan, Hoyt Renfroe Hanks, Mrs. Bessie Lee Yarbrough Russell and Mrs. Jeanette Stephens

Mr. Henry Bascom “Bubba” Brooks, age 74, of Rome passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Brooks was born on March 13, 1944, in Rome, GA, son of the late Robert Brooks and the late Velma Headrick Brooks.

He grew up in North Rome, was a graduate of East Rome High School (where he was voted Mr. Congeniality his senior year), then attended Shorter College.  Henry married Susie B. Corbin on March 27, 1968, and in the same year began a long career in law enforcement.

In addition to working in several departments for Floyd County, Mr. Brooks worked and retired from Lockheed following 18 years of service. He attended and was a member of Armuchee Baptist Church, then moved to Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. Henry was an avid fan of Southern Gospel music, enjoyed dancing, and never met a stranger.

He was a dedicated coach of the Pee Wee baseball and football teams at Armuchee and Glenwood Elementary Schools and couldn’t wait to be “Papa” to his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Jean Durham.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Susie B. Corbin Brooks, Rome; two children, Alan Brooks, Rome, and Christy Campbell, and her husband, Rex, Armuchee; four grandchildren, Noah Campbell, Matthew Campbell, Parker Campbell and Cole Brooks; sister, Eleanor “Sissie” Spurlin, Charlotte, NC.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3 p.m., in the Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church with the Rev. Mac McCurry and the Rev. Clyde Hampton officiating. Interment will follow in Armuchee Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 1 pm until 2:45 p.m.

Pallbearers are asked to meet at the church on Saturday by 2:30 p.m. and include:  Dudley Rush, Ray Peugh, Stanley Dixon, Greg Pledger, Stephen Spurlin and Bryan Corbin.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Louise Williams, for her love, dedication and support as Mr. Brooks care giver for several years. And to special friends, Dr. Pat Adams, and his wife, Colleen, Marcia Aycock, and Jack Snyder, for their continued love and support.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel.


Nancy Arrington Bryan, the former Nancy Simpson Arrington, of Rome, died Sunday, May 6, 2018 after a lengthy illness. She was born September 9, 1924 in Rome, Georgia, daughter of Albert Beda Arrington and Eva Simpson Arrington. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard H. Bryan on February 8, 1986 and her brother Albert B. Arrington on March 23, 1981. She graduated from Cooper Hall in 1941 and attended Shorter College. She and Richard were married on February 12, 1949. She was ultimately employed by the Georgia Power Company for 42 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Rome, Xavier Chapter, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Coosa Country Club. Nancy is survived by her sister-in-law Mary Arrington, nephews Tom Arrington (Helen), George Arrington and Pat Arrington (Liz), nieces Mary Newman (Tom) and Sally Gibbs (Jim); cousin, Meg Alexander (Mike), and other cousins and all their children. The family wishes to thank her caregivers for all their kind and loving care: Mandi Spear, Katie Duncan, Lois Burdette, Raynell Davis, Georgia Brown and Sandra Lemaster. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, Rome, with Rev. Jeff Chadwick officiating followed by a reception at the Coosa Country Club. Preceding that service will be a private burial at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 101 East Third Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161, or to Heyman Hospice Care, 420 East Second Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30161. Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


Hoyt Renfroe Hanks

Hoyt Renfroe Hanks, age 79 of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, (Farrill Community) passed away Friday May 11, 2018 in a local hospital.

Hoyt was born March 21, 1939, in Farrill Alabama, a son of the late Gaines Tillman Nannie Mozel Comer Hanks. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, and a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn Smith Hanks to whom he was married October 9, 1970 daughter and sons in laws, Donna and Jimbo Rodgers, Chickamauga; Christa and Larry Pettigrew, Ringgold; Gina and James Stephens, Cedartown; Denise Plunkett, Lindale; grandchildren, Jenna (Adam) Christian, Molly (John) Barton, Luke and Tanner Dabbs, Greg (Dolly)Baker, Brittany Stephens, Nicole (Richard) Henderson, great granddaughter, Riley Henderson, great grandsons, Cooper Christian, and Tucker Henderson.

Graveside and Interment services will be held at 3:30 P.M. Saturday May 12, 2018 at Hanks Family Cemetery (Hardeman) in Farill, Al. with Rev. Joseph Abbott, officiating.

Parnick Jennings, Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome, Ga. 30165 has charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Bessie Lee Yarbrough Russell, age 83, of Rome, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, in a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. David Howard and the Rev. Mac McCurry officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Sunday from 4 until 6pm.

A complete obituary notice will be included at later date.

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


Obituary of Jeanette Stephens

Mrs. Jeanette Stephens, age 87, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Stephens. Jeanette is survived by her son, Phil Stephens, his wife, Nancy Stephens, and their children, Emily Stephens and Amanda Stephens. Jeanette Stephens was a devout wife, doting mother, and gave her heart and soul to her two grandchildren. She was a founding member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and was actively employed until retirement at age 85. She loved with her whole heart. John 14: 1-4 The Way, the Truth, and the Life

14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions;[a] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[b] 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12:30 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Daniel’s Funeral Home with a service to follow at 2:00 in the Thomas B. Griffin Chapel of Daniel’s Funeral Home with Rev. Trey Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Floyd Memorial Gardens. Please visit our website at www.daniels-funeralhome.com to share fond memories and post tributes.

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