Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Ms. Shalanda N. Blackwell, Mrs. Lillian Christine “Chris” Buck, Mrs. Sherry Barton Gatlin, Sherry Levitha Ghorley Hammitt, Mr. Wilburn “Bud” Morris, Mrs. Diann Clark Thompson,Ronnie “PawPaw” Waid.

Obituaries: Ms. Shalanda N. Blackwell, Mrs. Lillian Christine “Chris” Buck, Mrs. Sherry Barton Gatlin, Sherry Levitha Ghorley Hammitt, Mr. Wilburn “Bud” Morris, Mrs. Diann Clark Thompson,Ronnie “PawPaw” Waid.

Mrs. Lillian Christine “Chris” Buck, age 74, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in a local hospital. Mrs. Buck was born in Floyd County on June 24, 1943, daughter of the late Richard and Ada Singleton Jackson. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Jackson. Prior to her retirement, she… Read more

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Obituaries: Miss Christy Lynn Bray, Johnnie Mae Smith.

Obituaries: Miss Christy Lynn Bray, Johnnie Mae Smith.

  Miss Christy Lynn Bray, age 49, of Rome, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017, in an Austell hospital Miss Bray was born in Rome on March 11, 1968, daughter of Brenda Faye Womack Bray and Roy Carlton Bray.  She was a special needs child but was a graduate of Pepperell High School.  She… Read more

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Obituaries: Sherry Barton Gatlin, Aubrey J. Snider.

Obituaries: Sherry Barton Gatlin, Aubrey J. Snider.

Aubrey J. Snider of Bradenton, Fla., passed away in Rome, Georgia on December 10, 2017, at a healthcare facility. Also known as Joe or A.J, he was born August 1, 1926 in Fairmont, WV to Aubrey B. and Opal V. Snider. During World War II, he served on active duty, U.S. Naval Reserve, as a… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Eleanor Williams Dyer, Mrs. Suzanne Elizabeth ‘Sue’ Heath.

Obituaries: Mrs. Eleanor Williams Dyer, Mrs. Suzanne Elizabeth ‘Sue’ Heath.

Mrs. Suzanne Elizabeth “Sue” Heath, age 56, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Heath was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on September 21, 1961, daughter of the late Harry Thomas “Tom” Clemens and the late Mary Jo Ferris Clemens. She was also preceded in death by a sister,… Read more

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Obituaries: Sherry Barton Gatlin, Mrs. Margaret Louise Brooks Williams, Mr. Billy W. Wright.

Obituaries: Sherry Barton Gatlin, Mrs. Margaret Louise Brooks Williams, Mr. Billy W. Wright.

Mrs. Margaret Louise Brooks Williams, age 86, of the Spring Creek Community, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017, at a Cedartown assisted living facility. Mrs. Williams was born in Floyd County, Georgia on November 18, 1931, daughter of the late C. L. Brooks and the late Louise Rogers Brooks.  She was also preceded in… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Oma Keith Bearden Holcomb and Mr. Billy W. Wright

Obituaries: Mrs. Oma Keith Bearden Holcomb and Mr. Billy W. Wright

Mrs. Oma Keith Bearden Holcomb, age 95, of Armuchee, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in Fifth Avenue Healthcare Center. Mrs. Holcomb was born on July 14, 1922, in Bartow County, GA, daughter of the late Henry Floyd Keith and the late Vida Ann Barclay Keith.   She was also preceded in death by her… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Nannie ‘Sue’ Gibson Hodges, Mr. Thomas Edward Wooten.

Obituaries: Mrs. Nannie ‘Sue’ Gibson Hodges, Mr. Thomas Edward Wooten.

Mrs. Nannie ‘Sue’ Gibson Hodges, 86, of Rome, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Hodges was born in Westminster, S.C., on July 24, 1931, daughter of the late Robert Wylie Gibson Sr. and the late Mamie Alice Willis Gibson. She was also preceded in death by her husband,… Read more

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Sad news from Adairsville: Police Chief Rick Townsend dies following battle with cancer. Updated with services.

Sad news from Adairsville: Police Chief Rick Townsend dies following battle with cancer. Updated with services.

  This update on Thursday from the Adairsville Police Department: “It is with great sadness that we are writing to advise that Rick Townsend, Chief of the Adairsville Police Department, passed away this morning at 1:25. Chief Townsend fought a great fight, but succumbed to his battle with cancer early this morning. He was a… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Johnnie Carter, Mrs. Vonnie D. Fuqua Griffeth, Mrs. Carolyn L Guthridge.

Obituaries: Mr. Johnnie Carter, Mrs. Vonnie D. Fuqua Griffeth, Mrs. Carolyn L Guthridge.

  Mrs. Vonnie D. Fuqua Griffeth, age 99, of Statesboro, formerly of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at a Statesboro hospice facility. Mrs. Griffeth was born in Bartow County, Georgia, on June 19, 1918, daughter of the late Robert Fuqua and the late Emily Brock Fuqua. She was also preceded in death… Read more

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Obituaries: Carolyn L. Guthridge, Ms. Geraldine Haygood Pope.

Obituaries: Carolyn L. Guthridge, Ms. Geraldine Haygood Pope.

Ms. Geraldine Haygood Pope, age 75, of Rome, passed away Monday morning, December 4, 2017, in a local hospital. Ms. Pope was born in Floyd County, GA on May 5, 1942, daughter of the late Carrie Mae Haygood. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Phillip and Michael Conway, by two sisters, Dorothy… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Benjamin Ray “Benny” Cordle, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Prewett Garmon, Ms. Valeria Earnestine “Tina” Kinne.

Obituaries: Mr. Benjamin Ray “Benny” Cordle, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Prewett Garmon, Ms. Valeria Earnestine “Tina” Kinne.

Ms. Valeria Earnestine “Tina” Kinne, age 76, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at a local hospital. Ms. Kinne was born in Jefferson, Georgia on September 3, 1941, daughter of the late Birdie Gassaway Huff. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ruth Bryant. Ms. Kinne was a member… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Wanda Sue Ingram Boyd and William Seaborn “Bill” Everett

Obituaries: Mrs. Wanda Sue Ingram Boyd and William Seaborn “Bill” Everett

Mrs. Wanda Sue Ingram Boyd, age 66, of Rome, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, in a local hospital. Mrs. Boyd was born in Floyd County, GA on September 25, 1951, daughter of the late John Taylor Ingram and the late Beulah Sisson Ingram. She was a homemaker and was a member of Sherwood Forest… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Peggy Ann Lee Hughes

Obituaries: Mrs. Peggy Ann Lee Hughes

Mrs. Peggy Ann Lee Hughes, age 82, of Cartersville, passed away at the Cartersville Medical Center Thursday, November 30, 2017. Mrs. Hughes was born November 24, 1935 in White, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Hubert Lee and Ophelia Smith Lee. She was also preceded in death by two brothers; W.C. Lee, James… Read more

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