Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Ms. Celester Burden, Benjamin Hugh Chapman Jr., Mr. Eugene Douglas Gresham Jr., Miss Wanda Sue Ingram, Mrs. Billie Dean Bobo Kitchen, Mr. Frank Bryant Norfleet.

Obituaries: Ms. Celester Burden, Benjamin Hugh Chapman Jr., Mr. Eugene Douglas Gresham Jr., Miss Wanda Sue Ingram, Mrs. Billie Dean Bobo Kitchen, Mr. Frank Bryant Norfleet.

Mrs. Billie Dean Bobo Kitchen, age 89, of Rome passed away Monday February 19, 2018, peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Kitchen was born April 6, 1928, in Collinsville, Alabama, a daughter of the late Uye Bobo, and Ella Brock Carter Bobo. She married a career military service man, Robert “Bob” Kitchen.… Read more

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The Rev. Billy Graham dies at age 99.

The Rev. Billy Graham dies at age 99.

  One of the most prominent religious figures of the 20th Century and into this era has died. The Rev. Billy Graham has died at age 99. He passed this morning after battling multiple illnesses, including cancer. You can find more online, starting with the Associated Press. Read more

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Obituaries: Maureen Sharkey Hall, Joseph Tom “Tommy” Langley.

Obituaries: Maureen Sharkey Hall, Joseph Tom “Tommy” Langley.

Joseph Tom “Tommy” Langley, age 58 of Summerville, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at his residence. Tommy was born December 21, 1959, Detroit, Michigan a son of the late James Langley and Barbara Ferguson Langley. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff Langley. Survivors include, his wife, Grace Odell Langley, his children,… Read more

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Obituaries: Maureen Hall, Mr. Charles Andrew Swanson, Mrs. Ethel Ruth Thompson, Mrs. Viola Omega Willerson

Obituaries: Maureen Hall, Mr. Charles Andrew Swanson, Mrs. Ethel Ruth Thompson, Mrs. Viola Omega Willerson

Mr. Charles Andrew Swanson, age 83, of Silver Creek, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at a local hospital. Mr. Swanson was born in Cedartown, Georgia on February 10, 1935, son of the late Edward Wiley Swanson and the late Lena Belle Wade Swanson. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, George,… Read more

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Obituaries: Anne Fletcher, Patty Jo “Miss Pat” Puryear, Mr. James Richard Thompson.

Obituaries: Anne Fletcher, Patty Jo “Miss Pat” Puryear, Mr. James Richard Thompson.

  Patty Jo “Miss Pat” Puryear, 77, of Armuchee passed away Saturday morning, February 17, 2018 in a local health care facility. A native of Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Puryear was born December 19, 1940, daughter of the late Elmer Ray Fonner and Mary Priscilla Weaver Fonner. She had been a resident of Rome most of… Read more

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Obituaries: Audrey Climer, Leslie Lucas, Mrs. Beverly Fay Thomas and Mrs. Ethel Ruth Thompson

Obituaries: Audrey Climer, Leslie Lucas, Mrs. Beverly Fay Thomas and Mrs. Ethel Ruth Thompson

Mrs. Beverly Fay Thomas, 82, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Cedartown. She was born on March 24, 1935 in Rome, the daughter of the late James Brown Price and the late Annie Bell Scott Price. She worked for 30 years for the Probate Court and Judge Harry Johnson and then… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Elizabeth W. Dixon, Mrs. Edith Odessa Mullinax, Dennis Russell Stokely, Mrs. Beverly Fay Thomas and Mr. Ralph Lee Wilson

Obituaries: Mrs. Elizabeth W. Dixon, Mrs. Edith Odessa Mullinax, Dennis Russell Stokely, Mrs. Beverly Fay Thomas and Mr. Ralph Lee Wilson

Mrs. Edith Odessa Mullinax, 88, of Cave Springs, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. She was born on November 10, 1929, the daughter of the late Otis and Inez Tucker. She attended Bush Arbor Baptist Church for years. She loved her dogs and cats. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Doris Gwendalyn Brooks Hall, Ms. Bonnie Ann Jones Lee, Mr. Bacyl Edwin “Ed” Lonergan Jr.

Obituaries: Mrs. Doris Gwendalyn Brooks Hall, Ms. Bonnie Ann Jones Lee, Mr. Bacyl Edwin “Ed” Lonergan Jr.

Mr. Bacyl Edwin “Ed” Lonergan Jr., age 79, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Lonergan was born in Birmingham, AL on February 19, 1938, son of the late Bacyl E. Lonergan Sr. and Geneva Schmidke.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Suzie Caldwell.  He was a… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Janice Christine Sprayberry Entwisle, Mrs. Marcile Bailey Greeson, Mrs. Elizabeth R. (Betty) Van Hoff.

Obituaries: Mrs. Janice Christine Sprayberry Entwisle, Mrs. Marcile Bailey Greeson, Mrs. Elizabeth R. (Betty) Van Hoff.

Mrs. Elizabeth R. (Betty) Van Hoff, age 87, of Rome, passed away Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 in Cedartown, Ga. Betty was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 30, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Frances Harold Higgins and Dorothy Frances Higgins. She was also preceded in death by one brother, William Joseph Higgins,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Lila Louise Youngblood Buffington, Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon.

Obituaries: Mrs. Lila Louise Youngblood Buffington, Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon.

Mrs. Lila Louise Youngblood Buffington, age 74, of Rome passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018, at her home. Mrs. Buffington was born in Rome, GA, on October 29, 1943, daughter of the late Richard Plenney Youngblood and the late Bunnie Bell Wimpee Youngblood.  She graduated from Armuchee High School in 1962. Prior to retirement,… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mr. Marshall Freeman Brock, Mrs. Loraine Keith Campbell, Ms. Shelia Marie Carleton, Mr. Bobby Ray Haynes, Edith E Houts, Ms. Annie Jo Riddle, Abigail Katherine Suits.

Obituaries:  Mr. Marshall Freeman Brock, Mrs. Loraine Keith Campbell, Ms. Shelia Marie Carleton, Mr. Bobby Ray Haynes, Edith E Houts, Ms. Annie Jo Riddle, Abigail Katherine Suits.

  Mr. Marshall Freeman Brock, age 79, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at a local healthcare facility following a lengthy illness. Mr. Brock was born in Rome, Georgia, on May 26, 1938, son of the late Buddie Marshall Brock and the late Eula Mae Bridges Brock.  Mr. Brock was a veteran… Read more

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Obituaries: Gladys Kanzita Clonts, Mr. Ellis Franklin Land Sr., Ms. Norma Annette Lemming Loveless, Mrs. Mildred Melton Price.

Obituaries: Gladys Kanzita Clonts, Mr. Ellis Franklin Land Sr., Ms. Norma Annette Lemming Loveless, Mrs. Mildred Melton Price.

 Mrs. Mildred Melton Price, age 99, of Rome, passed away Saturday evening, February 10, 2018, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Price was born in Floyd County, Ga., on October 28, 1918, daughter of the late James A. and Rosa Lee Akins Melton.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Clifford… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Agnes Clifton, Mrs. Sue Copeland Hack, Mr. Burnie Lee Lane and Mrs. Malinda Faye Lawrence

Obituaries: Mrs. Agnes Clifton, Mrs. Sue Copeland Hack, Mr. Burnie Lee Lane and Mrs. Malinda Faye Lawrence

Mrs. Sue Copeland Hack, age 86, of Rome, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hack was born on January 10, 1932, in Rome, GA, daughter of the late John B. Copeland and the late Ada Beatrice Penney Copeland. She graduated from Armuchee High School in 1949 and had been… Read more

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Obituaries: Teri Lynn Farmer, Ms. Hilda Gail Holiday, Mrs. Helen Louise Satcher and Ms. Mary Young

Obituaries: Teri Lynn Farmer, Ms. Hilda Gail Holiday, Mrs. Helen Louise Satcher and Ms. Mary Young

Mrs. Helen Louise Satcher, age 84, of Taylorsville, GA, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Cartersville Medical Center. Mrs. Satcher was born in Brewster, AL on April 8, 1933, daughter of the late James Forrest Woods, Sr. and the late Erma Elizabeth Shumate Woods.  She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harvey… Read more

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