Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituaries: Mr. James Ware Kirkland, Mrs. Corene Stephens Tidwell, Mrs. Lavel Marie Williams.

Obituaries: Mr. James Ware Kirkland, Mrs. Corene Stephens Tidwell, Mrs. Lavel Marie Williams.

Mr. James Ware Kirkland, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Kirkland was born in Ashford, Alabama on February 19, 1938, son of the late Houston Kirkland and the late Mary Hand Middleton.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Addison Kirkland, on… Read more

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Obituaries: Betty Jo Barton, Tamara Patton Bates, Ms. Cami Sheree Ellis, Mrs. Mary Eloise Peek, Mr. Glen Ray Roberson, Mrs. Peggy Joyce Brock Smith, Miss Bertha Lee Turner.

Obituaries: Betty Jo Barton, Tamara Patton Bates, Ms. Cami Sheree Ellis, Mrs. Mary Eloise Peek, Mr. Glen Ray Roberson, Mrs. Peggy Joyce Brock Smith, Miss Bertha Lee Turner.

Tamara Patton Bates was born in Rome, Georgia November 7, 1959. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Wilma Scott Milam and R.H. (Dean) Milam, and also a husband Stephen Michael Patton to whom she was married February 6, 1981 until his death May 22, 2001. Tamara was educated in Rome starting with Northside… Read more

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Obituaries: Thomas Gibbs Nichols, Mr. George Booth, Barbara Ann Ross DeArmond, Mr. Robert “Robin” Henderson Gresham, Ms. Bonnie Lynn Jenkins, Billy J. McCollum, Mrs. Anna Price, Mrs. Lavel Marie Williams.

Obituaries: Thomas Gibbs Nichols, Mr. George Booth, Barbara Ann Ross DeArmond, Mr. Robert “Robin” Henderson Gresham, Ms. Bonnie Lynn Jenkins, Billy J. McCollum, Mrs. Anna Price, Mrs. Lavel Marie Williams.

Thomas Gibbs Nichols, Tommy or Goonie to those who knew him well, passed away on February 19, 2019 at Floyd Hospital from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) after suffering from the flu. In 1974, Tommy graduated from Darlington School where he made his famous football catch in a game against Pepperell to win the game… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Ruby C. Lindsey, Mrs. Anna Price, Mrs. Lavel Marie Williams.

Obituaries: Mrs. Ruby C. Lindsey, Mrs. Anna Price, Mrs. Lavel Marie Williams.

  Mrs. Ruby C. Lindsey, age 87, of Rome, passed away on March 3, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Lindsey was born in Polk County, Georgia on March 16, 1931, daughter of the late Oliver Vincent Cox and the late, Nettie Lorene Morris Cox. She was a former employee of Southern Bell with over 10… Read more

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Obituaries: Raegan Elizabeth Bohannon, Robert H. Gresham, Mr. Joseph Dexter Ledbetter.

Obituaries: Raegan Elizabeth Bohannon, Robert H. Gresham, Mr. Joseph Dexter Ledbetter.

Mr. Joseph Dexter Ledbetter, age 98, of Rome passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, at a local hospital facility. Mr. Ledbetter was born on June 30, 1920, in Menlo, GA, son of the late James David Ledbetter and late Myrtle Mariah Rose Ledbetter. He was a graduate of Summerville High School and a veteran… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. John Lydell “J. L.” Brock

Obituaries: Mr. John Lydell “J. L.” Brock

  Mr. John Lydell “J. L.” Brock, age 85, of Lindale, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. Mr. Brock was born in Rome, Georgia on July 30, 1933, son of the late John Henry Brock and the late Annie Bell Ellington Brock.  He was also preceded in death by… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Horace Parrish.

Obituaries: Mr. Horace Parrish.

  Mr. Horace Parrish, age 91 of Cedartown, Georgia, passed on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete. F. K. Jones Funeral Home. Read more

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Obituaries: John Michael Ball Jr., Mr. Charles L. Cole, Mrs. Ella Mae Daniels, Ms. Linda Eileen Justice, Lane Tucker, Mr. Thomas E. “Duke” Watkins.

Obituaries: John Michael Ball Jr., Mr. Charles L. Cole, Mrs. Ella Mae Daniels, Ms. Linda Eileen Justice, Lane Tucker, Mr. Thomas E. “Duke” Watkins.

  Mr. Charles L. Cole, age 84, of Cedar Bluff, AL, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Cole was born in Greenville, SC, on June 24, 1934, son of the late Crayton Bayluss Cole and the late Grady Lee McCallister Cole.  He retired from Galey & Lord, where he… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mr. Fred Lee Fleming, Miss Kansas Dawn Freeman, Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin, Marvin Lee Hibberts Sr., Mrs. Eva Mae Williams Rainey, Mrs. Helen Swindle.

Obituaries:  Mr. Fred Lee Fleming, Miss Kansas Dawn Freeman, Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin, Marvin Lee Hibberts Sr., Mrs. Eva Mae Williams Rainey, Mrs. Helen Swindle.

Miss Kansas Dawn Freeman, age 29, of Adairsville, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019, at a Cartersville hospital following a lengthy illness. Kansas was born in Rome, Georgia on September 10, 1989.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Lindsey Megan Freeman, by grandparents, Martha Roberts, George C. “Bud” & Shirley Freeman and… Read more

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Obituaries: Ciba Ruth Stone Alexander, Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin, Mrs. Vicki Swanson Lindsey, Judith Ann Mixon, Frances Elizabeth Higgins Roper.

Obituaries: Ciba Ruth Stone Alexander, Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin, Mrs. Vicki Swanson Lindsey, Judith Ann Mixon, Frances Elizabeth Higgins Roper.

Ciba Ruth Stone Alexander, 88, of Rome, GA, passed away following a lengthy illness on Friday, February 22, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Panama City Beach, FL.  Ruth, the youngest daughter of the late Landon Tucker Stone and Annie Etta Youngblood Stone, was born March 6, 1930. Ruth was also preceded in death by… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Mamie Irene Keeney Green, Janice Elaine Reynolds.

Obituaries: Mrs. Mamie Irene Keeney Green, Janice Elaine Reynolds.

Mrs. Mamie Irene Keeney Green, age 92, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, February 24, 2019, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Green was born in Edwardsville, AL on November 27, 1926, daughter of the late Robert Henry Keeney and the late Sarah Annie Coggins Keeney. She was also preceded in death… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Frances Christine Brown, Mrs. Sandra Ann Trotter Clayton, Johnette “Jil” Farr Gordon, Mrs. Floice Kay Mitchell and Frances Higgins Roper

Obituaries: Mrs. Frances Christine Brown, Mrs. Sandra Ann Trotter Clayton, Johnette “Jil” Farr Gordon, Mrs. Floice Kay Mitchell and Frances Higgins Roper

Mrs. Floice Kay Mitchell, age 96, of the Wax Community, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Mitchell was born in Bartow County, GA on May 16, 1922, daughter of the late Robert Nathan Kay and the late Georgia Virginia Ezell Kay.  She was also preceded in death by… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Lois Lanham Crump, Ms. Bertha Lee Frazier, Mr. Phillip Morris Jones and Mr. Gordon “Ray” Sweatt

Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Lois Lanham Crump, Ms. Bertha Lee Frazier, Mr. Phillip Morris Jones and Mr. Gordon “Ray” Sweatt

Mrs. Mary Lois Lanham Crump, age 80, of Rome, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Crump was born in Adairsville, GA on March 7, 1938, daughter of the late John Walter Lanham and the late Estie Ollie Thelma Everett Lanham.  She was an amazing mother, grandmother,… Read more

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Obituaries: Shilo Ann Combs, Mrs. Mildred Inez Wheat.

Obituaries: Shilo Ann Combs, Mrs. Mildred Inez Wheat.

Mrs. Mildred Inez Wheat, age 92, of Rome, GA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday morning, February 19, 2019. Mrs. Wheat was born in Okeechobee County, FL, on April 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Charles Tilman Martin Sr. and Radie Lou Burns Martin.  She was raised in Dalton, GA,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. John O’Brien Christenberry Jr., Shilo Ann Combs, Jason Walter Graves, Mr. Thomas Gibbs Nichols, Mr. Charles Edward “Red” Rogers.

Obituaries: Mr. John O’Brien Christenberry Jr., Shilo Ann Combs, Jason Walter Graves, Mr. Thomas Gibbs Nichols, Mr. Charles Edward “Red” Rogers.

Thomas Gibbs Nichols, Tommy or Goonie to those who knew him well, passed away on February 19, 2019 at Floyd Hospital from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) after suffering from the flu. In 1974, Tommy graduated from Darlington School where he made his famous football catch in a game against Pepperell to win the game… Read more

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