Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Deborah Gail Cole, Mr. Daniel “Rickey” Garrett, Master Adrian Demarcus Mitchell Jr. and Ms. Jennifer Leah Davis Pollack

Obituaries: Deborah Gail Cole, Mr. Daniel “Rickey” Garrett, Master Adrian Demarcus Mitchell Jr. and Ms. Jennifer Leah Davis Pollack

Mr. Daniel “Rickey” Garrett, age 66, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, after a brief illness. Mr. Garrett was born in Floyd County, Georgia on January 7, 1952, son of Gervine Bollen Garrett and the late Kenneth S. Garrett.  He was a lifelong resident of Rome and Floyd County. Mr. Garrett was… Read more

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Obituaries: Robert Henry Kelley.

Obituaries: Robert Henry Kelley.

  Robert Henry Kelley, age 63, of Rome passed away April 17, 2018 at his residence. Robert was born January 6, 1955, in Floyd County, the son of Barbara Hovers Kelley, and the late John Robert Kelley Sr. He was preceded in death by, brothers, Harvey Kelley, John Robert Kelley, Jr. sisters, Elaine Barnes, and… Read more

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Obituaries: Ralph Clanton Sr., Mr. Charles Edward Highfield, Mrs. Mamie Jo (Aker) Strickland Griffin.

Obituaries: Ralph Clanton Sr., Mr. Charles Edward Highfield, Mrs. Mamie Jo (Aker) Strickland Griffin.

Mrs. Mamie Jo (Aker) Strickland Griffin, age 78, of Calhoun, Ga., passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born May 6, 1939, to Wilburn & Jodie (Mann) Aker, Sr. She attended Stephens High School in Calhoun, Ga., where she graduated in 1957. She began her… Read more

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Former First Lady, ‘First Mother’ Barbara Bush dies at age 92.

Former First Lady, ‘First Mother’ Barbara Bush dies at age 92.

  Barbara Pierce Bush, the wife of one president and mother of another, has died at age 92, just days after stopping medical treatment and instead opting for “comfort care.” Her website already is filled with many tribute and memorial articles as well as tentative funeral plans. For more, please see Barbara P. Bush. Some… Read more

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Remembering ‘Stinch,’ Dr. Robert A. “Bob” Stinchcomb. Updated with comments from colleagues.

Remembering ‘Stinch,’ Dr. Robert A. “Bob” Stinchcomb. Updated with comments from colleagues.

Services are set for tonight and Wednesday for one of the better known sports figures in Northwest Georgia. Dr. Robert Stinchcomb, who spent seven years as athletics director at Darlington and was recognized repeatedly by his peers at the Georgia High School Association, died Saturday at age 59. Most recently, Stinchcomb had been associated with… Read more

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Obituaries: Miss Joy Maureen Gibson, Mr. William Gary Gray, Patricia Diane “Pat” Redden Howard.

Obituaries: Miss Joy Maureen Gibson, Mr. William Gary Gray, Patricia Diane “Pat” Redden Howard.

Miss Joy Maureen Gibson, 81, of Cave Spring, died Sunday afternoon, April 8, 2018, in a Rome hospital following a brief illness. Miss Gibson was born in Houston, Texas, October 5, 1936, a daughter of the late Maurice Bryant Gibson, and the late Gladys Fern Gibson. Miss Gibson was a graduate of the Texas School for… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Kindel Glen Gresham.

Obituaries: Mr. Kindel Glen Gresham.

    Mr. Kindel Glen Gresham, age 70, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Gresham was born in Centre, Alabama on November 9, 1947, son of the late Lee Almond Gresham and the late Margie Kelly Gresham. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Tudor… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Robert Dennis Beard, Mrs. Annette Toles Beck, Ms. Juanita G. Covington, Mrs. Ezzie Augusta Formby Holdbrooks, Mrs. Mary Nell Joyner, Ms. Stephanie Marshall, Francis London McLaren, Mr. Artie Eugene Ray and Louise Shirley Stock Stein

Obituaries: Mr. Robert Dennis Beard, Mrs. Annette Toles Beck, Ms. Juanita G. Covington, Mrs. Ezzie Augusta Formby Holdbrooks, Mrs. Mary Nell Joyner, Ms. Stephanie Marshall, Francis London McLaren, Mr. Artie Eugene Ray and Louise Shirley Stock Stein

Mrs. Annette Toles Beck, age 63, of Lindale, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at a local hospital. Mrs. Beck was born in Floyd County, Georgia on September 15, 1954, daughter of the late Arthur Hoyt Toles and the late Leona Elizabeth Goolsby Toles.  She was also preceded in death by a nephew, Dustin… Read more

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Obituaries: Margaret A. Bedwell, Infant Johnny Maxwell “Max” Carver, Mr. William Gerald Cook and Mr. John Warren

Obituaries: Margaret A. Bedwell, Infant Johnny Maxwell “Max” Carver, Mr. William Gerald Cook and Mr. John Warren

Mr. William Gerald Cook, age 70, of Shannon, GA, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018. William was born in Heflin, AL, on October 13, 1947, son of the late William Franklin Cook and Vernice Newburn Cook Biles.  He had been a resident of Shannon and Floyd County for the greater part of his… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Wilma Pearl Broom Fitzgerald.

Obituaries: Mrs. Wilma Pearl Broom Fitzgerald.

Mrs. Wilma Pearl Broom Fitzgerald, age 83 of Rome passed away Wednesday April 11, 2018 in a local hospital. Mrs. Fitzgerald was born January 31, 1935 in Rome a daughter of the late Ervin Broom and Birma Dewberry Broom. She was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church but attended Lakeview Baptist Church with her husband… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Barbara Sue Guice.

Obituaries: Mrs. Barbara Sue Guice.

Mrs. Barbara Sue Guice, age 75, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Guice was born in Floyd County Georgia on March 26, 1943, daughter of the late Homer Baxter Craft and the late Essie Lee Johnson Craft. She was a graduate of East Rome High School and a… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Louise Shirley Stein.

Obituaries: Mrs. Louise Shirley Stein.

Mrs. Louise Shirley Stein, age 94, of Rome, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday, April 10, 2018. A graveside service will be conducted at the Hebrew Cemetery in Rome on Lytle Avenue SW, off of Lookout Circle, Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 4 p.m. with Rabbi Judith Beiner officiating.  Daniel’s Funeral Home. Read more

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Obituaries:  Mr. Orville Dudley Ashley, Mrs. Mary Lou Hulsey Buffington, Donald Johnson Cox, Ms. Joy Maureen Gibson, Mr. Bobby Dean Lindsey Sr., Baby Boy A Sims.

Obituaries:  Mr. Orville Dudley Ashley, Mrs. Mary Lou Hulsey Buffington, Donald Johnson Cox, Ms. Joy Maureen Gibson, Mr. Bobby Dean Lindsey Sr., Baby Boy A Sims.

Mrs. Mary Lou Hulsey Buffington, age 89, of Rome passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Buffington was born on July 16, 1928, in Cherokee County, GA, daughter of the late Tommy Roland Hulsey and the late Trannie Atkinson Hulsey. She grew up in Cherokee and Bartow County.  Mrs. Buffington married… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Sylvester Elkins Sr., Mr. Gerald Lee Nesbit, Amber Revae Huggins Yother.

Obituaries: Mr. Sylvester Elkins Sr., Mr. Gerald Lee Nesbit, Amber Revae Huggins Yother.

Mr. Gerald Lee Nesbit, age 71, of Lindale, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Nesbit was born in Rome, GA on March 8, 1947, son of the late James Miller Nesbit and the late Katie Mae Holcombe Nesbit.  He was also preceded by his wife, Sue Ann Dryden Nesbit,… Read more

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