Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mr. Alfred Roger Mitchell, Mrs. Ruby Frances McLean Sorrow.

Obituaries: Mr. Alfred Roger Mitchell, Mrs. Ruby Frances McLean Sorrow.

Mrs. Ruby Frances McLean Sorrow, age 90, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Sorrow was born in Spalding County, Georgia on February 15, 1928, daughter of the late George Martin McLean and the late Beatress Rodgers McLean. She was also preceded in death by her husband,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Robert Wayne Ayer, Mr. George William “B.J.” Cox, Carolyn Jackson Anderson-Earle, Mrs. Mona Sue Shirley Little, Mrs. Peggy Joan Rackley Puryear, Ms. Imogene Wright Ransom.

Obituaries: Mr. Robert Wayne Ayer, Mr. George William “B.J.” Cox, Carolyn Jackson Anderson-Earle, Mrs. Mona Sue Shirley Little, Mrs. Peggy Joan Rackley Puryear, Ms. Imogene Wright Ransom.

Mr. Robert Wayne Ayer, age 69, of Rome, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018, in a local hospital. Mr. Ayer was born in Rome, GA on December 13, 1948, son of the late Donald Ernest Ayer and the late Irma Jean Webb Ayer. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during… Read more

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Remembering Capt. Louis Dean of the Adairsville Police Department.

Remembering Capt. Louis Dean of the Adairsville Police Department.

For the second time since December, the Adairsville Police Department is preparing to bury one of its own Tuesday afternoon. Adairsville Police Capt. Louis Dean, 47, died Saturday at Gordon Hospital. He served several roles at the police department, including assistant police chief as well as public information officer. It was Dean who notified the… Read more

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Obituaries:  Carolyn N Anderson, Mr. Marcus Lamar Haynes, Mr. Harold Keover Jr., Mr. Calvin William Payne, Mrs. Joyce Anne Overby Talley.

Obituaries: Carolyn N Anderson, Mr. Marcus Lamar Haynes, Mr. Harold Keover Jr., Mr. Calvin William Payne, Mrs. Joyce Anne Overby Talley.

Mrs. Joyce Anne Overby Talley, age 74, of Adairsville, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at a local hospital. Mrs. Talley was born in Rome, Georgia on September 26, 1943, daughter of the late Martin Overby and the late Eva Mae Fortune Overby. She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, Christopher Shaun… Read more

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Obituaries: Remembering Jean F. Johnson.

Obituaries: Remembering Jean F. Johnson.

  Jean F. Johnson, age 90, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Redmond Regional Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born in Albany, Georgia on November 18, 1927, daughter of the late Jerre Willis Feagin, Sr. and the late Frances Whiteside Feagin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Charles… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Jerry Lavonne Bunch and Mr. Jerry Shelton Smith

Obituaries: Mr. Jerry Lavonne Bunch and Mr. Jerry Shelton Smith

Mr. Jerry Lavonne Bunch, age 76, of Rome, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Bunch was born in Rome, GA on December 17, 1941, son of the late Berum and Clora Ledford Bunch.  He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gene and Garner Bunch.  Mr. Bunch was a veteran… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Travis Clarence Atkison, Peggy Louise Reece Robinson and Mr. Jerry Shelton Smith

Obituaries: Mr. Travis Clarence Atkison, Peggy Louise Reece Robinson and Mr. Jerry Shelton Smith

Mr. Travis Clarence Atkison, age 85, of 62 Hennon Drive, NW, Rome, GA, finished his journey on earth on August 7, 2018. He was born in Polk County on January 31, 1933. He is the son of the late Clarence Porter Atkison and the late Cobie Atkison Minter. He is survived by his wife, Okanee… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. William Ralph “Bill” Everett, Mr. George H. Neal and Ms. Linda Sue Meeks

Obituaries: Mr. William Ralph “Bill” Everett, Mr. George H. Neal and Ms. Linda Sue Meeks

Mr. William Ralph “Bill” Everett, age 83, of Armuchee, GA, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018, at his daughter’s residence in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, where he had been residing for the past four years. Mr. Everett was born in Rome, GA on February 11, 1935, son of the late Edmond and Nola Griffin Everett. … Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Gwinn Carlton “G.C.” Dotson, Mr. Melvin Lee Ely, Sr., Jane Kay Lyon and Mrs. Willie Belle Ware

Obituaries: Mr. Gwinn Carlton “G.C.” Dotson, Mr. Melvin Lee Ely, Sr., Jane Kay Lyon and Mrs. Willie Belle Ware

Mr. Melvin Lee Ely, Sr., age 73, of Lindale, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Mr. Ely was born in Floyd County, Georgia on August 31, 1944, son of the late Dewey Wilburn Ely and the late Myrtle Lee Garrett Ely.  He was also preceded in death by 2 grandsons, Brandon Pegg and Dakota… Read more

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Obituaries: Barbara Lou Gaines, Mrs. Meladine “Dean” Money.

Obituaries: Barbara Lou Gaines, Mrs. Meladine “Dean” Money.

Barbara Lou Gaines, 72, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning at her residence. She was born in Decatur, Ga., on September 29, 1945 to David W. Poplin and Jacquelin C. Poplin of Atlanta. Her family moved to Rome to operate Poplin Central Shoes. She attended West Rome High School and was the… Read more

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Obituaries: Frances Mangum Davis, Mr. Billy Wayne Scott.

Obituaries: Frances Mangum Davis, Mr. Billy Wayne Scott.

Mr. Billy Wayne Scott, age 90, of Rome, Georgia formerly of Boaz, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Scott was born in Etowah County, Alabama on April 20, 1928, son of the late Fredrick Scott and the late Pluma Smith Scott. He was also preceded in death by his wife,… Read more

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19-year-old U.S. soldier from Adairsville killed in training accident at Fort Campbell, Ky.; services pending.

19-year-old U.S. soldier from Adairsville killed in training accident at Fort Campbell, Ky.; services pending.

SUNDAY UPDATE Funeral services are pending for an Adairsville soldier who died in a training exercise on Wednesday. Tom M. Wages Funeral Home in Lawrenceville shares that services for Pvt. 2nd Class Jeremy J. Wells are pending and will be announced soon. Click www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Previously: From the AJC: A U.S. soldier from Adairsville died in a training… Read more

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Obituaries: Martha Sue Bonner and Jane Kay Lyon

Obituaries: Martha Sue Bonner and Jane Kay Lyon

Martha Sue Bonner, age 81, of Rome, passed away at her residence Friday, August 3, 2018. The family will receive friends Saturday morning, August 11, 2018 from 10 to 11:00 a.m. at Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome, with a service to follow at 11:00 with Rev. Monty Stallins officiating. A reception will follow the service… Read more

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Obituaries: Martha Sue Bonner, Annie Harris Burton, Ms. Moncia Renee Jackson and Donald Burle Nixon

Obituaries: Martha Sue Bonner, Annie Harris Burton, Ms. Moncia Renee Jackson and Donald Burle Nixon

   Donald Burle Nixon, age 60, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Nixon was born in Summerville, Georgia on December 8, 1957, son of Gordon Burle Nixon and the late Ruby Nell Gentry Salyers.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Ray Nixon.  Mr. Nixon… Read more

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