Category Archives: Obituaries

Local ALS fighter Freddie Giles has passed away. Family and friends to celebrate his life on Tuesday.

Local ALS fighter Freddie Giles has passed away. Family and friends to celebrate his life on Tuesday.

Freddie Giles, who battled ALS for far more years than most expected thanks to the undaunted love of family and friends, passed away late Friday. ALS or Lou Gergig’s Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. He had been living with the disease for nearly… Read more

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Obituaries: Fredrich W. “Freddie” Giles, Sr., Mr. Phillip Michael “Mickey” Highfield, Mrs. Hattie Lue Jones Pollard, Mr. Robert Maxwell “Bob” Shaffer and Mrs. Doris Christine Hardin Wright

Obituaries: Fredrich W. “Freddie” Giles, Sr., Mr. Phillip Michael “Mickey” Highfield, Mrs. Hattie Lue Jones Pollard, Mr. Robert Maxwell “Bob” Shaffer and Mrs. Doris Christine Hardin Wright

Fredrich W. “Freddie” Giles, Sr., age 54, of Silver Creek, passed away at his residence on Friday, December 14, 2018, following a long battle with ALS. Freddie was born on August 25, 1964, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA.  Freddie graduated from Coosa High School in 1982.  In 1991, he married Sabrina Lawler. Their son… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Matthew Beavers, Mrs. Alice F. Law Gribble and Mr. Anthony L. Houston

Obituaries: Mr. Matthew Beavers, Mrs. Alice F. Law Gribble and Mr. Anthony L. Houston

  Mrs. Alice F. Law Gribble, age 74, of Lindale, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Gribble was born in Cherokee County, AL on July 4, 1944, daughter of the late Ottis and Dorothy Jones Law.  She was a licensed cosmetologist and was employed in the Rome and Floyd County area… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Rodney “Bo” Dale Langford, Mrs. Estelle Norton.

Obituaries: Mr. Rodney “Bo” Dale Langford, Mrs. Estelle Norton.

  Mr. Rodney “Bo” Dale Langford, age 49, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at a local hospital. Bo was born in Marietta, Georgia on April 8, 1969, son of the late Bobby Langford and the late Pat Womack Langford.  He sold hunting supplies through Havoc Hunting Supplies. Bo is survived by… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Imogene Virginia Harkins Blankenship, Mrs. Reba Louise Coffee, Mr. Earl Clemons “Jack” Hubbard, Mr. Jewel Morgan.

Obituaries: Mrs. Imogene Virginia Harkins Blankenship, Mrs. Reba Louise Coffee, Mr. Earl Clemons “Jack” Hubbard, Mr. Jewel Morgan.

Mr. Earl Clemons “Jack” Hubbard, age 85, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at his granddaughter’s residence. Mr. Hubbard was born in Bartow County, Georgia on January 19, 1933, son of the late Ervin Clemons Hubbard and the late Leila Abernathy Hubbard.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Ava Elaine Brown, Mr. Jewel Morgan.

Obituaries: Ms. Ava Elaine Brown, Mr. Jewel Morgan.

  Mr. Jewel Morgan, 63, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.  Services for Mr. Morgan are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.  Wright Memorial Mortuary. Ms. Ava Elaine Brown, age 68, of Rome, Ga. transitioned December 10, 2018. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date. F.… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Horace Booker, Ms. Ophelia G. Fears, Mrs. Shirley Hanson Modlin.

Obituaries: Mr. Horace Booker, Ms. Ophelia G. Fears, Mrs. Shirley Hanson Modlin.

  Mrs. Shirley Hanson Modlin, age 87, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Modlin was born in Rome, Georgia, on June 4, 1931, daughter of the late Elbert Lee Hanson and the late Nora Lee Beard Hanson.  She was also preceded in death by her husband,… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Sadie Creamer, Ms. Doris J. Padgett and Mr. Dennis Ware

Obituaries: Ms. Sadie Creamer, Ms. Doris J. Padgett and Mr. Dennis Ware

Ms. Sadie Creamer, age 73, of Rome, Ga. transitioned December 7, 2018. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date, Please keep the family lifted up in prayer. Care and Direction entrusted to F. K. Jones Funeral Home. Ms. Doris J. Padgett, age 81 of Rome, passed away Thursday December 6, 2018 at her residence.… Read more

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Obituaries: Joseph Burton (Joe) Applegate, Mrs. Mickra A. Staples.

Obituaries: Joseph Burton (Joe) Applegate, Mrs. Mickra A. Staples.

Mrs. Mickra A. Staples, 66, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Services for Mrs. Staples will be Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Wesley Chapel AME Church, 521 E. Elm St, Rockmart, Georgia, 30153. Interment will follow at the Westview Cemetery in Rockmart. There will be a wake Friday,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Carl E. Carlson.

Obituaries: Mr. Carl E. Carlson.

Mr. Carl E. Carlson, age 78, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in Rome, GA. He gave of himself throughout his life as a devoted husband, father, brother, son and missionary.  Carl was born on August 30, 1940, in Baltimore, Maryland.  He was proud to have served in the Air… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Jacob Logan ”Jake” Patrick, Mrs. Mickra A. Staples.

Obituaries: Mr. Jacob Logan ”Jake” Patrick, Mrs. Mickra A. Staples.

Mr. Jacob Logan ”Jake” Patrick, age 26, of Anniston, Ala., passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at a local hospital. Jake was born on March 4, 1992, in Rome, Ga., son of Larry Vance “Van” Patrick Jr. and Wendy Logan Patrick.  He graduated from Armuchee High School in 2010 and was a self-taught welder… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Deborah Bradley, Mrs. Bessie Fay Dowdy Brooks, Mrs. Brenda Devora Mills Carver, Mr. John Dennis Edmonds.

Obituaries: Ms. Deborah Bradley, Mrs. Bessie Fay Dowdy Brooks, Mrs. Brenda Devora Mills Carver, Mr. John Dennis Edmonds.

Mrs. Bessie Fay Dowdy Brooks, age 88, of Rome, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Brooks was born in Floyd County, GA on March 11, 1930, daughter of the late Charlie and Millie Harris Dowdy.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett Lee Brooks, by… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Brandy Lee Baird, Mrs. Doris Ann Fritz Green, Dr. Sarah Kathleen “Sally” Maddox.

Obituaries: Mrs. Brandy Lee Baird, Mrs. Doris Ann Fritz Green, Dr. Sarah Kathleen “Sally” Maddox.

  Mrs. Doris Ann Fritz Green, age 83, of Lindale, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Green was born in Floyd County, GA on June 26, 1935, daughter of the late H. A. Fritz and the late Katie Mae Helton Fritz.  She was also preceded in death by her husband,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Frances Yvonne “Fran” Bice, Mrs. Bessie Fields and Mr. Howard Roper

Obituaries: Mrs. Frances Yvonne “Fran” Bice, Mrs. Bessie Fields and Mr. Howard Roper

Mrs. Frances Yvonne “Fran” Bice, age 53, of Silver Creek, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Mrs. Bice was born in Rome, GA on June 10, 1965, daughter of Paul Ernest Huggins, Jr. and the late Emma Ruth Nolan.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Ernest Huggins, III, and by a… Read more

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Remembering George H.W. Bush: The 41st President of the United States dies at age 94. U.S. Senators Isakson, Perdue share their condolences. Bush to lie in state at U.S. Capitol starting Monday-Wednesday morning.

Remembering George H.W. Bush: The 41st President of the United States dies at age 94. U.S. Senators Isakson, Perdue share their condolences. Bush to lie in state at U.S. Capitol starting Monday-Wednesday morning.

Update: George H.W. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next week. An arrival ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. Monday. The public will be invited to pay their respects from 7:30 p.m. Monday until 7 a.m. Wednesday. A state funeral is being planned with events expected in Texas and Washington,… Read more

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