Category Archives: Obituaries

Updated: Rome loses a legend: Ms. Ila Sewell Jones, Georgia’s oldest resident and tenth oldest in the world.

Updated: Rome loses a legend: Ms. Ila Sewell Jones, Georgia’s oldest resident and tenth oldest in the world.

From John House’s Cave Spring Chapel, Saturday morning: America’s second oldest citizen, Mrs. Ila Stargel Sewell Jones, 114 of Rome, and formerly of Cave Spring, died Friday afternoon at Manor House of Rome. Mrs. Jones was born in Dahlonega, Ga., on August 21, 1903, daughter of the late John Jones Stargel and the late Georgia… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Bob Arnold Davis, Mrs. Karen W. Foster, Donnie Wayne “Don” Kelly, Mr. Alfred Franklin “Sam” Trapp Sr.

Obituaries: Mr. Bob Arnold Davis, Mrs. Karen W. Foster, Donnie Wayne “Don” Kelly, Mr. Alfred Franklin “Sam” Trapp Sr.

Mr. Alfred Franklin “Sam” Trapp Sr., age 80, of Armuchee passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017, at his residence. Mr. Trapp was born on July 27, 1937, in Rome, GA, son of the late Lester Ivey Trapp and the late Helen Louise Addington Trapp. He was known throughout Rome and Northwest Georgia as an… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mr. Benjamin Troylee Dill Sr., Betty Nolen, Joyce Ann Evans Talley Waits.

Obituaries:  Mr. Benjamin Troylee Dill Sr., Betty Nolen, Joyce Ann Evans Talley Waits.

Mr. Benjamin Troylee Dill Sr., age 71, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at a local hospital. Mr. Dill was born in Cedartown, Georgia, on January 24, 1949, son of the late Cecil Owens Dill, Sr. and the late Floy Hansford Dill.  He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, who… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Imogene Bennett (Gene) Lanier, Susan Pilcher Wilson.

Obituaries: Mrs. Imogene Bennett (Gene) Lanier, Susan Pilcher Wilson.

Mrs. Imogene Bennett (Gene) Lanier, 93, passed away peacefully in Rome Georgia on November 7, 2017. Gene was born on November 23, 1923 in Fairfax, Alabama, daughter of the late Viola Moon and Walter Leander Bennett. She was a graduate of Valley High School, and attended Auburn University before graduating from Mercer University with a… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Charles A. Chambers Sr., Rebekah Sue Gaskin.

Obituaries: Mr. Charles A. Chambers Sr., Rebekah Sue Gaskin.

Rebekah Sue Gaskin, age 48, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Rebekah was born Friday, May 23, 1969 in Floyd County, Georgia to Betty Sue and George Gaskin III. Rebekah is survived by; mother and caretaker Betty Sue Gaskin; brother Randy Gaskin, brother Ricky Gaskin and brother John Gaskini. Rebekah was… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Danny Michael Callahan, Mrs. Sara Louise Sams Gibbons, Mrs. Glenora Terhune, Elsie Mae VanLaw.

Obituaries: Mr. Danny Michael Callahan, Mrs. Sara Louise Sams Gibbons, Mrs. Glenora Terhune, Elsie Mae VanLaw.

Mrs. Glenora Terhune, age 83, of Rome, Georgia, passed on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at a local health care facility following an extended illness. Home going services will be held Friday, November 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Church International, 5415 Calhoun Rd NE, Adairsville, Georgia 30103. Rev Ronnie Goode will be officiating. She… Read more

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Obituaries: John Wayne Hunter.

Obituaries: John Wayne Hunter.

John Wayne Hunter, 65, of Rome died Saturday morning, November 4, 2017 at his residence following a short illness. A native of Chattooga County, Mr. Hunter was born July 23, 1952, son of the late Clifford and Ella Mae Cochran Hunter. Prior to becoming disabled, he was employed with VTI Industries. Mr. Hunter enjoyed studying… Read more

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Obituaries: Ibe Gean Franks, Mrs. Mary Bernice Goodwin, Mr. Joseph Kirk Henderson, Fay Muse, Mr. John David Peña, Jann Heaton Skeen, Mrs. Diana Thea Zitterbart Swann and Venora Irene Williamon,

Obituaries: Ibe Gean Franks, Mrs. Mary Bernice Goodwin, Mr. Joseph Kirk Henderson, Fay Muse, Mr. John David Peña, Jann Heaton Skeen, Mrs. Diana Thea Zitterbart Swann and Venora Irene Williamon,

Mr. Joseph Kirk Henderson, age 51, of Silver Creek, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Henderson was born in Rome, GA on December 9, 1965, son of Barbara Ellen Broadway Henderson and the late Joseph I. Henderson. He was a graduate of the Coosa… Read more

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Obituaries: Little Tinleigh GraceAnn Cato, Joseph Kirk Henderson, John David Peña, Ray L. Trussell and Edwin Uriostigue

Obituaries: Little Tinleigh GraceAnn Cato, Joseph Kirk Henderson, John David Peña, Ray L. Trussell and Edwin Uriostigue

Ray L. Trussell, 84, of Rome died Wednesday evening, November 1, 2017 in a local hospital. A native of DeKalb County, Alabama Mr. Trussell was born October 30, 1933 son of the late Daniel and Hattie Baker Trussell. He moved to Rome in 1970, and was associated with the Life of Virginia and State Mutual… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Willie Lee Glynn, Mrs. Dorothy S. “Dot” Moreland.

Obituaries: Mr. Willie Lee Glynn, Mrs. Dorothy S. “Dot” Moreland.

Mrs. Dorothy S. “Dot” Moreland, age 94, of Acworth, formerly of Rome, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, in Acworth. Mrs. Moreland was born in Elberton, Georgia,on October 4, 1923, daughter of the late Wilbur Mercer and the late Gussie Caldwell Schleicher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James David Moreland… Read more

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Obituaries: Gertrude Jeanette ‘Pee Wee’ Hann Cole, Mary Ellen Shirah.

Obituaries: Gertrude Jeanette ‘Pee Wee’ Hann Cole, Mary Ellen Shirah.

Gertrude Jeanette ‘Pee Wee’ Hann Cole, age 84, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at an Atlanta hospital. Mrs. Cole was born in Silver Creek, Georgia, on May 21, 1933, daughter of the late Walter Turner Williams and the late Annie Carden Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husbands,… Read more

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Obituaries: James Elzie ‘Fluffy’ Matney,Mary Ellen Shirah.

Obituaries: James Elzie ‘Fluffy’ Matney,Mary Ellen Shirah.

James Elzie “Fluffy” Matney, age 48, of Rome died suddenly Saturday evening in a local hospital. A native of Chattooga County, Mr. Matney was born October 2, 1969, son of the late James and Cora Lee Davis Matney. Prior to becoming disabled, he was employed by Bert Brooks Tire. He enjoyed fixing things and playing… Read more

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