Category Archives: Obituaries

Updated: Funeral services set for Saturday for former West Rome star athlete Roger Weaver

Updated: Funeral services set for Saturday for former West Rome star athlete Roger Weaver

Mr. Roger Weaver, age 67, of Rome died Tuesday morning, July 11, 2017 at a local hospital. Roger was born in Cedartown August 24, 1949, son of the late John Henry Weaver and Lois Ray Hardin Weaver. Leaving a family of aunts, uncles, and cousins that he cherished, they moved to Rome when he was… Read more

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Remembering Elizabeth DeGroen Cook, Betty Johnson Darden, Curtis Truman Hall and Thomas Walter Jones, Jr.

Remembering Elizabeth DeGroen Cook, Betty Johnson Darden, Curtis Truman Hall and Thomas Walter Jones, Jr.

Elizabeth DeGroen Cook, November 12, 1923 ~ July 11, 2017 (age 93). Funeral arrangements for Mrs Elizabeth D. Cook, of Rome Georgia are incomplete and will be announced soon. Miller & Richards Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home.  Mrs. Betty Johnson Darden, age 66, of 120 Sir Lancelot Ct. Fayetteville, Ga. transitioned July 12, 2017. Complete arrangements will follow… Read more

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West Rome mourning the passing of star high school athlete Roger Weaver.

West Rome mourning the passing of star high school athlete Roger Weaver.

Roger Weaver, a star athlete at West Rome High School in the late 1960s, has died. His colleagues at the West Rome Alumni page shared the news as did the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation page. Weaver, 67, was inducted into the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 in the amateur division. You’ll find a summary… Read more

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Remembering Mr. Robert Lewis ‘Bud’ Duke Jr., Mr. Roger Dale Edwards, Ms. Lurlene Lowe.

Remembering Mr. Robert Lewis ‘Bud’ Duke Jr., Mr. Roger Dale Edwards, Ms. Lurlene Lowe.

Mr. Robert Lewis “Bud” Duke, Jr., age 88, affectionately known as “Mayor of Dukeville”, passed away Monday evening, July 10, 2017, in a local hospital. Mr. Duke was born at the family residence in Rome, Ga., on September 10, 1928, son of the late Robert Lewis Duke Sr. and the late Katherine Ruth “Kitty” Daniel… Read more

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Remembering Mr. Roger Dale Edwards, Barbara Sue Lord Lewis.

Remembering Mr. Roger Dale Edwards, Barbara Sue Lord Lewis.

Barbara Sue Lord Lewis, age 70, of Summerville, passed away on Saturday July 8, 2017, in Rome. Sue was born August 28, 1946 in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Thomas Lord, and Julia Redmond Lord. She was a member of Radio Springs Baptist Chuch, and retired from Wal-Mart. Sue was preceded in death… Read more

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Remembering Mr. William Austin ‘Billy’ Cromer, Ms. Lurlene Lowe, Mr. Clarence Edward ‘Ed’ Martin, Hilda Spiers Pachuta.

Remembering Mr. William Austin ‘Billy’ Cromer, Ms. Lurlene Lowe, Mr. Clarence Edward ‘Ed’ Martin, Hilda Spiers Pachuta.

  Mr. Clarence Edward “Ed” Martin, age 76, of the Shannon Community, passed away Thursday morning, June 29, 2017, at his residence. Mr. Martin was born in Adairsville, GA on September 10, 1940, son of the late William Henry Martin and the late Allie Lewis Martin. He was also preceded in death by his wife,… Read more

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Updated: 2017 Berry College football recruit dies in accident at High Falls in Northeast Alabama.

Updated: 2017 Berry College football recruit dies in accident at High Falls in Northeast Alabama.

Mason Tompkins, an incoming freshman at Berry College who was among the latest players to commit to the Vikings’ football team, has died in a swimming accident at High Falls in Northeast Alabama. Tompkins, 18, was a guard at Harrison High School in Kennesaw. He was described as six feet tall and weighing 245 pounds. According… Read more

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Remembering Anna Mae Menard Barcomb, Phelan LeVance Kasonovitch and Jeremy Lee White

Remembering Anna Mae Menard Barcomb, Phelan LeVance Kasonovitch and Jeremy Lee White

Mrs. Anna Mae Menard Barcomb, age 95, of Rome, passed away on Friday, July 7. 2017, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Barcomb was born in Brookfield, Vermont on June 12, 1922, daughter of the late James Menard and the late Ona Mae Stevens Menard.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest… Read more

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Remembering Mrs. Vivian Joanne Bartel, Mary Elaine Cagle, Mrs. Karen Dale Derewenko, David Edwards and Spencer Lee

Remembering Mrs. Vivian Joanne Bartel, Mary Elaine Cagle, Mrs. Karen Dale Derewenko, David Edwards and Spencer Lee

Mrs. Vivian Joanne Bartel, age 60, of Cave Spring, GA, passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 6, 2017, in a local hospital. Joanne was born in Rome on February 26, 1957, the daughter of the late Gordon Lee Davis and Vivian Maxine Tucker Davis.  She had been a resident of Floyd County her entire life… Read more

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Remembering Mr. Lydell ‘Dell’ Alvin Ayers, Charles William ‘Boy’ Martin, Jeanette Harris Mize, Miss Kristen Marie Sherman.

Remembering Mr. Lydell ‘Dell’ Alvin Ayers, Charles William ‘Boy’ Martin, Jeanette Harris Mize, Miss Kristen Marie Sherman.

Mr. Lydell “Dell” Alvin Ayers, age 88, of Armuchee, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at his residence. Mr. Ayers was born in Floyd County, GA on November 3, 1928, son of the late Alvin S. Ayers and the late Mamie Weeks Ayers.  He spent all his life in Floyd County and served… Read more

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Remembering Mary Louise Morgan Allen, Mr. Rene Cruz, Mr. James Franklin ‘Jimmy’ Simpson, Mr. Joe Fred Swann.

Remembering Mary Louise Morgan Allen, Mr. Rene Cruz, Mr. James Franklin ‘Jimmy’ Simpson, Mr. Joe Fred Swann.

  Mr. James Franklin “Jimmy” Simpson, also known as “Cookie Man,” age 81, of Rome, passed away July 4, 2017, in a local health care facility. Mr. Simpson was born in Rome, GA on January 13, 1936, son of the late Claude D. Simpson and the late Jennie Mae Statham Simpson.  He was also preceded… Read more

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Remembering Rev. Ernest Carl Anthony, Mrs. Edna Davis Barron, Virginia (Ginger) Brackett, Dorothy Faye Crane Garrett.

Remembering Rev. Ernest Carl Anthony, Mrs. Edna Davis Barron, Virginia (Ginger) Brackett, Dorothy Faye Crane Garrett.

Mrs. Edna Davis Barron passed away at the age of 93 at the residence of her son Bill (Phyllis) Barron of Rome, Georgia on Thursday, June 29. Mrs. Barron was born January 15,1924, in Floyd County to Raymond King Davis and Josie Russell Davis. She lived most of her adult life on the family farm… Read more

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