Obituaries: Robert D. “Bob” Cooper, Mr. Clarence Clay Treadaway, Deacon Charles Franklin Turner, Mr. Eugene Willis.

Obituaries: Robert D. “Bob” Cooper, Mr. Clarence Clay Treadaway, Deacon Charles Franklin Turner, Mr. Eugene Willis.

Obituary of Robert David Cooper

Robert D. “Bob” Cooper, age 90, of Rome, GA, died May 13, 2018 at a local hospital. Bob was born in Amsterdam, New York on October 24, 1927 son of the late Ewart Cooper, and Beatrice Finley Cooper. He was preceded in death by his only sibling William E. Cooper who passed away in 2013.

He married his beloved wife of 65 years, Mrs. Noreen Becker Cooper in the year of 1952. Bob and his wife Noreen are lifelong members of First Presbyterian Church of Rome. He served in the US Army during WWII, served as a cook, and heard of the end of the war on a troop train in Louisiana. Bob worked in the carpet industry as a carpet designer for over 5 decades; in a time long before they did that kind of work on computers – everything was done by hand, by an artist, with pencil, brush and paint.

Bob started at Mohawk Carpet after the war, when carpet was made on a huge looms using wool. He worked there until 1956. Bob moved his family to Carlisle PA, where he then worked for Masland Carpet. When Masland changed to automotive carpet in 1973, there was no need for carpet designers. Bob took his family to Chamblee, Ga., where he worked for the ET Barwick Carpet Co. until they closed in 1975. After they closed, Bob found a job in Actonvale Quebec, Canada, at Peerless Carpet. That was quite a move for the family but a valuable learning experience for all. Bob rejoined the carpet industry in Georgia in 1976, working at Trend Carpet until they closed in 1982. He moved on to Shaw Carpet in Dalton until his retirement and stayed active with friends in the carpet industry over the years.

Bob is survived by his wife, Noreen Becker Cooper; three sons; William S. Cooper, James R Cooper and Gary Cooper. Sister-n-laws; Judy Shannon, June Sajdak and Joan Cooper, Grandchildren; Matthew S. Cooper and Christie S. Cooper and Many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the 1st Presbyterian Church, Hardy Chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Chadwick officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the 1st Presbyterian Church, 101 E 3rd Ave, Rome, GA 30161 or to The American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 Daniel’s Funeral Home.

Mr. Clarence Clay Treadaway, age 80, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Treadaway was born on March 21, 1938, in Gordon County, GA, son of the late Arch Treadaway and the late DeAlva Everett Treadaway.  He was a graduate of Armuchee High School in the Class of 1957, and was a member of the Joy Club and Western Promenaders.  He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves for six years.  Mr. Treadaway was a member of New Armuchee Baptist Church and prior to his retirement, was a truck driver for Battey Machinery/Vast Industrial Supply.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Treadaway, and by his first wife and mother of his children, Mary Lou Nelson Treadaway.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Treadaway, Rome; two daughters, Penny Treadaway Smith (Robin), Rome, and Amanda Treadaway Broom (Dale), Cartersville; two step-children, Valerie Fletcher Hartley (Jim), Milton, FL, and Robert Fletcher, Rome; six grandchildren, Derrick Broom (Sara), Cartersville, Matthew Broom (Brooke), Acworth, Morgan Smith (Caleb Reynolds), Rome, Lindsey Smith, Rome, Katherine Hartley and Jack Hartley; three great-grandchildren, Tate Broom, Turner Broom and Tinleigh Broom; six siblings, John Oliver Treadaway, Aragon, Neal Treadaway, Rome, Harry Treadaway, Rome, Larry Treadaway, Rome, Joy Williams, Everett Springs, and Sandra Brown, Everett Springs.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 2 p.m. at New Armuchee Baptist Church with Dr. David Howard and Dr. Lucas Butler officiating.  The American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard will present military rites following the service at the church.

The family will receive friends at New Armuchee Baptist Church on Saturday from 1 until 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd in honor of Clarence Clay Treadaway, 420 E. 2nd Ave., Rome, GA  30161.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel.

Deacon Charles Franklin Turner, age 78, of Rome, Ga., transitioned from labor to reward on  May 16, 2018. F.K. Jones Funeral Home.

Mr. Eugene Willis, age 57, of Rome, Ga., transitioned May 16, 2018. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.


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