Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mr. James Ernest Couch Jr.,  Betty Lou Dickson, Grant Hagge.

Obituaries: Mr. James Ernest Couch Jr., Betty Lou Dickson, Grant Hagge.

Mr. James Ernest Couch Jr., age 91, of Rome passed away on Monday February 5, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Couch was born December 12, 1926, in Floyd County, a son of the late James Ernest Couch Sr. and Mozelle Johnson Couch. Mr. Couch was owner of Couch Super Market for many years. He was… Read more

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Obituaries: Verna McCollum Bearden, Mr. Clyde Robert Davis, Mr. James William Gibson Sr., Mrs. Margaret Ann Vanzant High, Mrs. Barbara Ann Hancock Hubbard,  Ms. Mary Ellen Langston, John Rule Martens, Mr. Lowe Ellis (L.E.) McMichen.

Obituaries: Verna McCollum Bearden, Mr. Clyde Robert Davis, Mr. James William Gibson Sr., Mrs. Margaret Ann Vanzant High, Mrs. Barbara Ann Hancock Hubbard, Ms. Mary Ellen Langston, John Rule Martens, Mr. Lowe Ellis (L.E.) McMichen.

Mr. Lowe Ellis (L.E.) McMichen, age 82, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018, in a local hospital. Mr. McMichen was born in Floyd County on March 18, 1935, son of the late, Ray Vaughn McMichen and the late, Lillian Beatrice Crowe McMichen.  He had been an employee of the Celanese Fibers for… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Nancy Kelley Smith.

Obituaries: Mrs. Nancy Kelley Smith.

Mrs. Nancy Kelley Smith, age 84, of Lindale, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at a local hospital. Mrs. Smith was born in Cedartown, Georgia on October 26, 1933, daughter of the late William Kelley and the late Troupie Camp Kelley.  She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Bolinger, Jewell Byrd… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Bobbie Veatrice Barton, Mr. Donald Eugene Sharp and Mrs. Ida Vaunita Burkhalter Spears

Obituaries: Mrs. Bobbie Veatrice Barton, Mr. Donald Eugene Sharp and Mrs. Ida Vaunita Burkhalter Spears

Mrs. Bobbie Veatrice Barton, age 90, of Silver Creek, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at a local hospital. Mrs. Barton was born in Floyd County on December 21, 1927, daughter of the late, Robert Lee Baker, and the late, Lena May Wyley Baker. She had spent her entire life in Floyd County and… Read more

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Obituaries: Megan Talley Blankenship, Mr. John Wesley Frazier, Mrs. Margaret Ann Vanzant High and Mr. James A. “Bud” Rogers

Obituaries: Megan Talley Blankenship, Mr. John Wesley Frazier, Mrs. Margaret Ann Vanzant High and Mr. James A. “Bud” Rogers

Megan Talley Blankenship, 39, of Lindale, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at home. Megan was born on August 24, 1978, in Rome. She attended Rome High School and North Georgia College. Megan was a born caretaker who worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Calhoun before devoting herself full time to caring… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Louise H. Baughman, Mrs. Maria Esther Rosario Avilez Ball, Mrs. Marjorie Lorene Barlow, Mrs. Atrice Mae Gilmore Bearden, Michael Anthony Dial.

Obituaries: Mrs. Louise H. Baughman, Mrs. Maria Esther Rosario Avilez Ball, Mrs. Marjorie Lorene Barlow, Mrs. Atrice Mae Gilmore Bearden, Michael Anthony Dial.

  Mrs. Marjorie Lorene Barlow, age 87, of Rome, passed away January 29, 2018, at a local health care facility. Mrs. Barlow was born on September 24, 1930, to the late Leonard and Clara Dover Reeves. Mrs. Barlow worked a number of years as a CNA at Sun Mountain Nursing Home before closing. Mrs. Barlow… Read more

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Obituaries: Louise Homer Baughman, Mrs. Charlotte Evans McJunkin Bolton, Mr. Bobby Andrew Garlin, Jonathan Larry Knight.

Obituaries: Louise Homer Baughman, Mrs. Charlotte Evans McJunkin Bolton, Mr. Bobby Andrew Garlin, Jonathan Larry Knight.

Mrs. Charlotte Evans McJunkin Bolton, age 90, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law after a very short illness. Mrs. Bolton was born in Cedartown, Georgia, on November 25, 1927, daughter of the late Fannie Mae Cambron Evans and the late Thomas Jefferson Evans. Mrs. Bolton moved… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Darien Bynes, Richard Andy Crabtree, Hazel “Haley” Hicks Miller, Nancy Nell Owens, Charles Rutledge

Obituaries: Mr. Darien Bynes, Richard Andy Crabtree, Hazel “Haley” Hicks Miller, Nancy Nell Owens, Charles Rutledge

Hazel “Haley” Hicks Miller, age 92, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018, surrounded by family. Ms. Miller was born Hazel Mae Kuhlman, on January 14, 1926, in Tuscaloosa, AL but resided in Floyd County, GA for the majority of her life. She was a member and past President of the American Legion Auxiliary and a… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Callie Cleo Owens Martin, Mr. Hubert Presley Peace, Mrs. Patsy Ann Millican Richerson, Ms. Ruby Wood Tolbert, Mr. John Malcolm Welborn

Obituaries: Mrs. Callie Cleo Owens Martin, Mr. Hubert Presley Peace, Mrs. Patsy Ann Millican Richerson, Ms. Ruby Wood Tolbert, Mr. John Malcolm Welborn

  Mr. John Malcolm Welborn, age 80, of Rome, passed away Thursday morning, January 25, 2018, in the Hospice Unit at Emory University Medical Center. Mr. Welborn was born in Anderson, S.C.,  on August 25, 1937, son of the late Wesley Keys Welborn and the late Mamie Griffin Welborn.  He was also preceded in death… Read more

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Obituaries: Hazel K. Miller, Mrs. Mellitta “Millie” Johnston Rush, Mr. John Malcolm Welborn.

Obituaries: Hazel K. Miller, Mrs. Mellitta “Millie” Johnston Rush, Mr. John Malcolm Welborn.

  Mr. John Malcolm Welborn, age 80, of Rome, passed away Thursday morning, January 25, 2018, in the Hospice Unit at Emory University Medical Center. Mr. Welborn was born in Anderson, S.C.,  on August 25, 1937, son of the late Wesley Keys Welborn and the late Mamie Griffin Welborn.  He was also preceded in death… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Geraldine Cooke-Cooper, Mr. Leroy Johnson Jr. and Mr. Robert Frank Sexton

Obituaries: Ms. Geraldine Cooke-Cooper, Mr. Leroy Johnson Jr. and Mr. Robert Frank Sexton

Ms. Geraldine Cooke-Cooper, 79, of Cedartown, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Cedar Valley Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by her loving family. Services for Ms. Cooper will be Monday, January 29, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Jehovah Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Polk County, 85 Morgan Road, Aragon, Georgia with Brother Darnell Watkins presiding. Interment will… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Hernando Molano Gaitan, Baby Makenzii Avah’Grace Lovelace, Mr. Carey L. Miller, Mr. Charles C. Rutledge, Mr. Millard Grady Smith, Mrs. Willie Faye VanDyke and Mr. Edwin Jones Wycoff, Jr.

Obituaries: Mr. Hernando Molano Gaitan, Baby Makenzii Avah’Grace Lovelace, Mr. Carey L. Miller, Mr. Charles C. Rutledge, Mr. Millard Grady Smith, Mrs. Willie Faye VanDyke and Mr. Edwin Jones Wycoff, Jr.

Mr. Millard Grady Smith, age 71, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018, in a local medical facility. Mr. Smith was born on February 19, 1946, in Rome, GA, son of the late Ed Smith and the late Ulee Moon Smith.  He graduated from Coosa High School and several years later established his… Read more

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