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Mrs. Katie Elizabeth Wilkins Davenport

Rome News Tribune Sept. 19, 1990

Provided by Emily O'Neal

Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Elizabeth Wilkins Davenport will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at East Rome Baptist Church.  The Rev. Larry Davis and the Rev. Bobby Underwood will officiate. Interment will be at Spring Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Davenport, 97, of 215 E. 14th St. died Tuesday morning at a Rome hospital after a long illness. She was born in Pickens County, April 22, 1893, daughter of the late Elizabeth Poole Wilkins.  Before retirement, she was employed by Anchor Rome Mills. She was a member of the Damascus Baptist Church and a volunteer with the Salvation Army.  Mrs. Davenport was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Thomas Gilbert Davenport, March 15, 1946.   Survirors include: five daughters, Mrs. Cathryn Sutherland, Rome, Mrs. Mae Lane, Mrs. Alma Howard and Mrs. Maudine Davenport, all of Silver Creek, and Mrs. Maggie Hicks, Atlanta, five sons, the Rev. Rayford Davenport, Tommy Davenport, Clarence Davenport and Raymond Davenport, all of Rome, and the Rev. Harrison Davenport of Silver Creek; 32 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  (Note: died Sept. 18)

 

 

Mrs. Annie P. Davis
Rome News Tribune, August 27, 2001
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Annie P. Davis, age 91, of 2404 Maple Road, Rome, died Saturday evening at her residence following a lengthy illness. A native of Floyd County, Mrs. Davis was born July 13, 1910, a daughter of the late Claude and Emma Terry Proctor. She spent her life in Rome and Floyd County and was employed by Champion Garments for over 29 years when she retired. A loving and devoted homemaker and mother, Mrs. Davis was a longtime member of the Hill Crest Baptist Church and the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. Her husband, Willie Frank Davis, Sr. to whom she was married on May 23, 1931, preceded her in death on March 30, 1981. Mrs. Davis is survived by her three daughters, Jackie Childers, Betty Jacobs and Lena Gore, all of Rome, her son and very special daughter-in-law, Bill and Ramell Davis of Marianna, Fla, 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and a special nephew, Bobby Jones of Ft. Myers, Fla. Funeral services for Mrs. Davis will be on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Oostanaula United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Davis will lie in state at Heritage Chapel where the family will receive friends this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friends may contact the family at the residence of the daughter, Jackie Childers, on Wade Street. Grandsons are asked to serve as pallbearers and include the following: Lee Gore, Barry Childers, Ronnie Jacobs, Crandell and Chris Almon, Russell Sims, Don Myers, Mike Gaston, Larry and Kevin Davis. Pallbearers should meet at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 10:45 a.m. Funeral services for Annie P. Davis are under the direction of the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home.


 

Charles T (Duke) Davis
Rome News Tribune, Feb. 5, 1973
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

 

Charles T. (Duke) Davis, 52, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died Saturday in Ft. Lauderdale following an illness of two months. Mr. Davis was born Sept. 9, 1920 in Rome, son of the late George B. Davis, Jrs. and willie Ann Myrphy (Murphy?) Davis. He had lived in Ft. Lauderdale for the past 33 years. Survivors include one brother George B. Davis, Jr., Mineral Wells, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Frances D. Barton, Rome and Mrs. Virginia Johnson, Miami, Fla; one cousin, Mrs. Mary Lalor, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in East View Cemetery, the Rev. Paul Loyd officiating. The body will remain at Jennings Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Jennings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Miss Elizabeth Ann Davis

5 July 1998

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Miss Elizabeth Ann Davis, age 48, of Silver Creek, passed away Friday, June 19, 1998.  Miss Davis was born December 28, 1949 in Floyd County and was a member of Collard Valley Baptist Church. She was a clinical assistance with the Murphy Harpst Home in Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sara Herndon Davis and Millard Thomas Davis; and a sister, Jane Davis. Survivors include a sister, Nellie Ruth "Nell" Davis of Cedartown; and two brothers, James F. Davis of Duluth and Joel Davis of Fountain, Colo. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 24, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Ritch and the Rev. Dr. Robert C. Brown officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Mrs. Fannie Lou (Granny) Davis
Rome News Tribune, January 20, 1981
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

 

Mrs. Fannie Lou (Granny) Davis, 80, 101 Piedmont Ave., died Monday morning at her residence follwoing a sudden attack. Mrs. Davis was born in Hart County, Sept. 27, 1900, daughter of the late Benjamin W. and Bessie Shellhouse Moss. She resided most of her life in Floyd County and was a member of Shorter Avenue Baptist Church and the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Golden Age Club and a retired restaurant owner and operator. She was married in August 1915 to George Frank Davis, who died in 1949. Two brothers, Dave and Elmer Moss and a sister, Mrs. Nora Lee Watson died earlier.  Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Grady Brock and Mrs. Earl Jacks, both of Rome, and Mrs. James A. Wheeler, Darian; one son, Gordon Davis, New Orleans, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Nation, Dalton, Mrs. Agnes Sisson, Atlanta and Mrs. Naomi Crocker, Rome, 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shorter Avenue Baptist Church with the Revs. Gerald Rogers and J. Howard Holcomb officiating.  Interment will be in Beech Creek Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

 

George Davis
Rome News Tribune November 8, 1925
George Davis Dies at Home Saturday After Brief Illness

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

 

George Davis, 81 died at his home near Berry Hill, GA, Saturday morning, following two weeks illness. Mr. Davis was a member of the Baptist church and had resided in Floyd county all of his life. He was well known throughout this section. He is survived by four children: Mrs. T. S. Proudfoot, of South Georgia, Paul and W. L. Davis, of Florida and G. F. Davis of Rome. Funeral services will be held this afternoon from Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Chas. Cooper will conduct services. Interment in Antioch cemetery. Daniel Company, funeral directors, are in charge of arrangements.
 

 

George Frank Davis

July 17, 1949 Rome News-Tribune
George F. Davis Passes; Funeral at 3 p.m. Today

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


George Frank Davis, 67, widely known farmer of Robinson's Crossing community, died at the residence at an early hour Saturday. He was born in Rome, Feb. 6, 1882, son of the late George and Susie Buchanan Davis. He had been a resident of Floyd County the greater part of his life, and for a number of years was associated with the O'Neil Manufacturing Company. He was a member of the Mount Alto Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, the former Fannie Lou Moss; three sons, Leon and B. F. Davis, of Rome, and Gordon Davis, of the U. S. Merchant Marines; three daughters, Mrs. Grady Brock, Mrs. Earl Jacks and Mrs. J. D. Reynolds, all of Rome; a brother, Paul Davis, of Rome, and a sister Mrs. Lizzie Proudfoot of Townsend, GA. Eleven grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the Beech Creek Methodist Church with the Rev. W. O. Denson officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will lie in state at Jennings Chapel until time for the services. Pallbearers meeting there at 2 p.m. include, C. H. Holder, E. C. Cordle, A.L. Brock, A. B. Trapp, W. A. Ingram and Frank Horne.
(Note: born Feb. 6, 1882)

 


Mrs. Grace Wilson Davis
Rome News Tribune February 5, 1973
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Grace Wilson Davis, 67, of 113 Hycliff Road, died today in a Rome hospital following an illness of one year. Mrs. Davis was born Aug. 29, 1905, in Rome, daughter of the late William Henry and Beulah King Wilson, and spent the greater part of her life here. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a secretary at Valley Point School of Dalton.  Survivors include her husband, Emory Guy Davis, to whom she was married Oct. 20, 1935; one son, Gary Davis, Rome Rte. 1; two sisters, Mrs. Charlcie Yarbrough and Mrs. Jewel Ballock, both of Rome; two brothers, Lester Wilson, Rome and Uclaugh Wilson of Cedartown; two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home, the Rev. Dr. Garnett Wilder and the Rev. Lester Connel of Dalton officiating. Interment will be in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will include Arthur Bagley, John, Henry Brooker, Thomas Brown, Earl Henderson, Ernest Holloway, Howard Tate, Glenn Cooper and R. C. Thomason, Sr.

 

 

Jerry Davis

Cedartown Standard, September 28, 1999

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. Jerry Davis, age 29, of Rome, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Davis was born Feb. 11, 1970. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Weyman Davis. Surviving are: wife, Angela Kellie Davis of Rome: daughter, Sky Davis of Rome; son, Cody Davis, of Rome; mother Aline Isbell of Cedartown; sisters, Rhonda Casey and Pam Robinson: brother, Scott Davis; maternal grandmother, Annie Bell; a number of nieces, great nieces and nephews and great nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tony Green officiating. Interment followed in the Sanders Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Tony Harrell, Tim Easterwood, Ken Easterwood, Danny Brown, Curtis Anderson, and Curtis Robinson. Honorary pallbearers was Owen Hudgins. Gammage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Lona Mae Stevens Davis
Rome News Tribune, Monday, March 4, 1957
Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Mrs. W. E. Davis, 63, member of a pioneer Rome family, died early today in a Rome hospital following an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Davis lived at 101 Howell St. The former Miss Lona Stevens. Mrs. Davis was born in Rome on June 11, 1893, daughter of the late R. G. and Martha Helms Stevens. She had spent her entire life in Rome and was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. She was married March 26, 1914, to W. Edgar Davis who survives. Surviving beside her husband are five daughters, Mrs. Dave White of Dunellon, Fla., Mrs. William Matthews, of Marietta, Mrs. S. W. Elliott, of Hemmingway S.C.; Mrs. Carl Stringfellow, of Lawndale, Calif, and Miss Katherine Davis, of Rome; three sons, Marvin, of the U.S. Marines, Harold, of Chattanooga, and Herbert, of Rome; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Kilgo and Miss Pearl Stevens, of Rome and Mrs. J. L. Gossett, of Columbus; two brothers Luther Stevens and Dewey Stephens Sr., of Rome. Fifteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m., from the chapel of the Stevens Funeral Home. The Rev. W. C. Rucht, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, will officiate with interment in the family lot in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Tolbert, Cliff Fowler, Jim Lumpkin, Winston Freeman, Evans Tanner and Lee Ozment.
 

 

Ruby O'Bryant Davis

Rome News Tribune Apr. 20, 1949
Mrs. P. D. Davis Dies Yesterday

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Paul D. Davis, 55, died Tuesday night at her home, 514 East Eighth Street, following an illness of several months. She would have celebrated her 38th wedding anniversary today with her husband. She was born in Rome and had spent her entire life in this community. She was a member of the Second Avenue Methodist Church and had taught in the Rome city schools for a number of years. Active in the Women's Society of Christian Service, she always enjoyed a wide circle of friends.
Surviving besides her husband are two sisters, Mrs. E. P. Hardin and Mrs. Horace M. Gillispie, both of Rome, and one brother, I. T. O'Bryan, also of Rome.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Daniel & Son with the Rev. P. M. Minter officiating.  Interment will be in East View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Willingham Smith, Jr., Roy Evans, Grady L. Ford, C. A. Fricks, Alvin Autry, J. C. Stephens, P. L. Drummond and M. H. Bruce. Honorary pallbearers will be H. L. Barron, J. P. Reid, R. S. Ransom, Fred M. Henderson, C. B. Stillwell, W. A. Stivers, J. D. Kennedy, Albert Pruitt and J. C. Lifsey.  (Note: maiden name Ruby O'Bryant)


 

Paul Dunlap Davis
Rome News Tribune March 1, 1961
Paul Dunlap Davis Passes in Hospital; Funeral Set Thursday

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Paul Dunlap Davis of Kingston, Rte. 1, died Tuesday at 5:25 p.m. in a Rome hospital following an attack suffered a month ago. He was born in Floyd County, son of the late George and Martha Buckanan Davis. Mr. Davis was well known in the lumber business in Rome, having retired in 1952 as Shop Foreman of the Smith-Evans Lumber Co. He was a member of the Second Avenue Methodist Church where he formerly served on the Board of Stewards. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Miss Ruby O'Bryant, in 1949 and by two brothers and one sister.  Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Sufford Hardee to whom he was married on July 1, 1950, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Norris officiating.  Interment will be in East View Cemetery.  Six cousins will serve as pallbearers, Jack and Tom Clark, Talmade, Raymond, Clarence and Ed Davis.  The body will lie in state at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 o'clock tonight.  (Note: born June 4, 1887)


 

Mrs T H Davis

Rome Tribune-Herald, Thursday, January 27, 1916
Bereaved Family

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. T. H. Davis, aged 27 years, died at her home at Byrd station at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning, after an illness of two weeks. Her husband and four children survive [illegible]. The funeral will occur this morning at 11 o'clock at Wax and the services will be conducted by Rev. J.E. Smith and Rev. J.H Johnson. Burial will be in the Wax cemetery.

W C Davis

Rome Tribune-Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

News has reached Rome of the death in Richton, Miss., of W.C.Davis, formerly of Brice Station. For thirty years, Mr. Davis resided in this county and has many friends to regret his passing. He was born at Calhoun, Ga., in 1843 and removed to Floyd county in 1883. He was a veteran of the war between the states. Mr. Davis is survived by his widow, six sons and five daughters: G.B. and W.T. Davis of Anniston, Ala.; M.A. and H.H. Davis, of Richton, Miss.; C.J. Davis, of Hawkinsville; S.W. Davis, of Atlanta; Miss Mary Liddie Davis and Mrs. Chas. Modenn, of Richton, Miss.; Mrs. H.A. Danridge, of Camden, Texas; and Mrs W.P. Isaacs of Birmingham.


 

Lucy Jane Dawson

Rome News Tribune April 7, 1989
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

 

Mrs. Lucy Jane Dawson, 81, of 1985 Wax Road, Aragon, died Thursday at a Rockmart hospital. Mrs. Dawson was born Oct. 6, 1907, in Floyd County and was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Dawson of Aragon, and James Dawson, Woodstock; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Brumbelow, Lindale, Mrs. Ruth Denson, Rome; a grandchild and three great-grandchildren.


 

Minnie Dawson

Rome News Tribune Feb.. 13, 1928
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Minnie Dawson died at the home of her brother Sunday afternoon. Besides her brother, G. W. Boggs, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Martha Boggs, one sister, Mrs. A.M. Johnson, also H.F. Boggs and J.W. Boggs of Gasden, Ala.; two children, William and Eugene Dawson. The funeral services will be held from Sand Springs Monday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Joseph Hicks. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Emmett Cole, mortician. (note: died Feb. 12)


Frank Starke Dean

Rome News Tribune September 5, 1938
Frank S. Dean Dies Suddenly

Submitted by Emily o'Neal

Frank Starke Dean, of Atlanta, native of Rome and relative of a number of local residents, died suddenly Sunday at his summer home in Highlands, N.C.
He was retired vice-president of the Atlanta Plow Company, and for many years was active in Atlanta, business, civic and social life.  Mr. Dean was born in Rome 68 years ago, attending public schools here. He went to Atlanta at 18 years of age, and for several years was associated with the King Hardware Company. He helped re-organize the old Southern Agricultural Company into the Atlanta Plow Company, serving as vice-president until his retirement eight years ago.  He was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church and was a member and past president of the Druid Hills Golf Club.  Surviving him as his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Wright and Miss Marion Dean, three sons, F.S., Jr., Lewis and Henry White Dean.  Funeral services will be held in Atlanta, probably on Tuesday. A number of Rome relatives have gone to Atlanta to attend services.  Mr. Dean was the brother of the late Linton A. , Edward and Abner Dean, and the late Mrs. Robert Towers, Romans. His other sister was the late Mrs. Georg Shuford, of Asheville, N.C.  (Note died September 4)


 

Mrs. Artie O. Deason
The Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, December 22, 1959
Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Mrs. Artie O. Deason, 73, life-long resident of Floyd County and long time employee of the Rome Mfg. Co., died at her home on the Piney Road, Armuchee, Rte. 1 at 10:15 p.m. Monday following an extended illness.    Mrs. Deason was born in the Texas Valley community, May 23, 1886, daughter of the late Gideon Bray and Selana Brannon Bray, a pioneer Floyd County family and had spent her entire life here. For the past 19 years she had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Otho Hawkins on the Piney road. She was a member of Floyd Springs Baptist Church and prior to her illness was active in the church. Mrs. Deason had been an employee of Rome Mfg. Co. for over 50 years, having retired in October of 1957. She was married to George H. Deason, who preceded her in death July 24, 1940. She was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Mrs. Fannie Holsomback, June 10, 1951.    Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Otho Hawkins, Armuchee, Rte. 1; one step-daughter, Mrs. Norman Patterson of Smyrna, Tenn.; four step-sons, Frank Deason, Armuchee, Rte. 1; Otis Deason of Clemson, S.C., Nolas of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Roy Deason of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Parker, Dalton, Mrs. J. L. Hawkins, Armuchee, Rte, 1 and Mrs. Fonnie Puryear of LaFayette, Rte, 2; two brothers, Luther Bray of Armuchee, Rte. 1 and Arthur Bray of Rome, Rte.6; three grandsons, Randolph, Hugal and Edward Hawkins all of Armuchee, Rte. 1, and a number of nieces and nephews.    Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Floyd Springs Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. A.C. Davis, the Rev. W. F. Conn and the Rev. E. S. Morris, pastor of New Armuchee Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of Everett Springs Cemetery.    The body will lie in state at Jennings Funeral Home until 6 p.m. today when it will be then be removed to the residence on the Piney Road to await the funeral hour.    Pallbearers will include, B.G. and Henderson Moore, George, Albert and Howard Duke and John Lumpkin.    Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Frank Alton Deason

Rome News Tribune Sept. 3, 1978
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Frank Alton Deason, 67, Armuchee, Rte. 1, Deason Road, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday in a Rome hospital. He had been in declining health for several years, his condition becoming serious one week ago. Mr. Deason was born in Floyd County, Aug. 23, 1911, son of the late George Huel and Gena Barton Deason. He had resided his entire life in Floyd County, and was a member of Floyd Springs Baptist Church and a member of Floyd Springs Masonic Lodge 167 F&AM. He was employed for several years with Air Distribution, before retiring in 1970. \par Survivors include his widow, the former Jewell Hawkins, who he married Dec. 21, 1933, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Bailey, Armuchee Rte. 1; two sisters, Mrs. O. R. Hawkins, Armuchee and Mrs. Sara Patterson, Manchester, Tenn.; one brother, Otis Deason, Seneca, S.C.; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at Floyd Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. A. C. Davis, Richard Daley and J. W. Terhune officiating.
Interment will be in East View Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 p.m. today until the hour of the funeral. Pallbearers are Jimmy Dillard, Larry Bowman, Kelly Owens, Randolph Hawkins, A. J. Roundtree and Fred Rogers. Floyd Springs Lodge 167 F&AM will serve as honory escort and have charge of graveside rites. West Oak Chapel has charge of arrangements.

 

 

William DeJournette

Rome Tribune-Herald, Sunday, April 3, 1910

Born here 71 Years Ago
William DeJournette Folds Hands At Residence of His Sister
Funeral Today at 9:45
His Death Removes Splendid Man; Served in the War Between the States
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Sorrow to many hearts in Rome will be caused by the news of the death of William DeJournette, which took place Saturday at 2 p.m., at the home of his sister, Mrs. S.M. Knox, in Atlanta. The interment will take place this morning at 9:45 at the family lot on Myrtle Hill, conducted by Rev. C.C.Jarrell. Mr.DeJournette was born and reared in Rome. He had an honorable career as a soldier in the war between the States, was a man of splendid character, and his death will be mourned by a wide circle of relatives and friends. He was 71 years of age and unmarried. He has been in feeble health with paralysis for several years.  He was a brother of Mrs. E.E. Holder, Mrs. M.E. Gibson, of Rome; Mrs. S.M.Knox, of Atlanta, J.R. DeJournette, of Brunswick, John DeJournette of Calhoun, and H.H. DeJournette, of Denver, Col.
The body will be sent here from Atlanta reaching Rome at 9 a.m. The funeral services have been held there and here there will be only a short service at the grave.
The pallbearers are to be J.A. Rounsaville, E.T. McGhee, E.L. Bosworth, G.B. Holder, A.M. Word, and J.L. Brannon. They are requested to meet at Hank's undertaking parlors at 9 a.m.  Mr. and Mrs Knox, of Atlanta, J.R. DeJournette, of Greenville, and John DeJournette, of calhoun, will come here for the funeral.


Guy Erastus Dempsey
Rome News-Tribune Monday, December 27, 1971
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Guy Erastus Dempsey, 87, Kingston Rte. 2, died Sunday at 12:30 a.m. in a Rome nursing home following an illness of several months.  Mr. Dempsey was born August 8, 1884 in Bartow County, son of the late George Anderson and Rosa Ella Drummond Dempsey and had spent the greater part of his life there. He was a member of the Mispah United Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife, the former Katie Sweetman to whom he was married April 20, 1915; three sons George and Jack Dempsey both of Kingston and Charlie Dempsey of Cartersville; two daughters, Mrs. Herman Beard, Macon and Mrs. P.W. Boss, Kingston; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were to be held today at 3 p.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church with the Revs. Russell Head and Ralph Kimsey officiating. Interment was to follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Pallbearers included Boyd Madden, Robert Green, John, Bert, Guy and Ronald Dempsey.  Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Laura Dempsey

Rome Tribune-Herald, Thursday, January 27, 1916
Died at Spring Creek
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Miss Laura Dempsey died at midnight Tuesday, at the home of her brother, L.E. Dempsey, at Spring Creek, after an illness of several months. She was 69 years of age. Her brother is her only surviving relative. Miss Dempsey was a member of the Baptist church and had a great many friends to regret her death. The funeral will be held from the residence this morning at 9:30 o'clock and the service will be conducted by Rev. C.W. Rowe. Interment will be in the Macedonia cemetery.

 

Maggie Dempsey

Tribune Herald January 26, 1888
With The Angels

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Little Maggie, the year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Dempsey, died Sunday morning.  The little one had been ailing somewhat for a day or two, but no serious apprehensions were entertained by either parents or physicians, and Saturday she appeared to be as well as ever, but the dark agel hovered over her baby couch and in the dark hours of early morning, her pure spirit flitted from this world of care and trouble to be with the blessed Savior, who loves all little children, and who said: "Suffer them to come unto Me and forbid them not."  The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock.


 

Pearl Dempsey
Cedartown Standard, Thursday, November 28, 1918
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dempsey, of Rome, was saddened Oct. 21 by the death of their darling Pearl, 3 years old. She was sick about eight days with influenza which developed into pneumonia. We know it is hard to give her up; but weep not, dear Pearl is not dead but sleeping with Jesus. She leaves to mourn her death a father, mother, five sisters and six brothers. The funeral was conducted by Rev. L. E. Greer, and she was laid to rest in the New Prospect Cemetery.
 

 

Mrs Willie Mae Dempsey

Rome News-Tribune - October 3, 1957
Mrs. Willie Dempsey Dies In Hospital
Funeral Is Friday

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. Willie Mae Dempsey, 75, 2003 1/2 Flannery St., died unexpectedly Wednesday night in a Rome hospital following a sudden attack suffered a short time earlier in her home. Mrs. Dempsey had been in declining health for a number of years but her death was unexpected. The former Miss Willie Mae Dodd, she was born in Resaca, June 16, 1882, daughter of the late Mariah Carnes and James Dodd. Prior to moving to Rome last November, Mrs. Dempsey had made her home at Kingston Rt.2, Macedonia Community. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. Surviving are the husband, C.N. Dempsey, Rome; two sons, Roger Norman Dempsey, Dalton and Harold Lee Dempsey, Acworth; one sister, Mrs. Etta D. Herring, Rome; one brother; Jim Dodd, Kingston, Rt.3, three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Head and the Rev. Harvey Brown officiating with interment to follow in the family lot of the adjoining cemetery. Six nephews will serve as pallbearers. They include L.A. Dempsey, Hugh Dodd, Jimmy Dodd, Ligon Bailey, Herschel Abner and Gerald Abner.


Annie Laura Mae Smith Dill
Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, February 14, 1995
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

 

Annie Laura Mae Smith Dill, age 98, of Ocala, FL. formerly of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, February 12, 1995 after an extended illness. Mrs. Annie Smith Dill was born July 20, 1896 in Bluffton, AL. She was a retired homemaker and a former merchant in Cedartown. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Mrs. Dill was preceded in death by her husband, Littleton Owens Dill and 2 sons Cecil Owens Dill and Dewey Seals Dill. Survivors include: 2 daughters, Evelyn Headrick Wynne of Rome, GA. and Mary Engleman of Ocala, FL; sister, Bonnie Hudgins Wallace of Breman; 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 15, 1995 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Brooks and Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Interment will follow in the Etna Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 until 9 PM. At other hours the family will be at Mary Ann Dill Womack's residence in Silver Creek. Pallbearers will be: Benny Dill, Jr., Mario Reyes, Michael Gonzales, Keith Dill, James Calvin Headrick, Charles Smith, Gerald Headrick, Jimmy Ivey and Jeff Headrick. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Mr. Hugh Dodd
Rome News Tribune April 4, 1983
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Hugh Dodd 70, Adairsville Rte. 3 died Saturday night in a Cartersville hospital after an extended illness.  Mr. Dodd was born in Bartow County Sept. 15, 1912, the son of the late James H. and Kitty Nichols Dodd. He was for a number of years a partner in the King and Dodd Builders Supply. He had also worked as a clerk with the S. and H. Supermarket and was a member of the Adairsville Masonic Lodge, where he had been past Worshipful Master. He was also a member of the Royal Arch Chapter 92. Survivors include his widow, the former Sally Lockridge, to whom he was married Feb. 19, 1938; one son, Edwin Dodd, Kennesaw; one daughter, Mrs. Leamon (Jean) Hollaran, Cartersville; one brother, James H. Dodd, Jr. Kingston; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Manning, Adairsville and Mrs. Margie Bell, Cedartown, eight granchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were to be held at 4 p.m. today at the Adairsville Christian Church with the Minister Phil McPherson officiating. Interment will be in the East View Cemetery. Pallbearers include Edd Baggett, Preston Morris, George Adams, Wesley Johnson, Ottis Holbomb and Jimmy Wood. (Note: died April 2)


 

James Hiram Dodd Sr

Rome News Tribune July 2, 1976

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Adairsville-James Hiram Dodd, Sr. 87, Cedartown Rte. 4 died Thursday night in a Rome nursing home following an extended illness.  He was born July 2, 1888 in Bartow County, son of the late James Henry Dodd and Miria (Moriah) Carnes Dodd. He spent most of his life in Bartow County, moving to Cedartown eight years ago. He attended the Baptist church and waa retired farmer. His wife Kittie Nichols Dodd, died in 1975.  Survivors include two sons, Hugh Dodd, Adairsville, James H. Dodd, Jr. Kingston; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Manning, Adairsville, and Mrs. Margie Bell, Cedartown; one sister, Mrs. Etta Herring, Rome; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Connesena Baptist Church with the Rev. L. V. Wright officiating. Burial will be in East View Cemetery at Adairsville. The body will lie in state at the church from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour Saturday.  The family will receive friends at the Barton-Jennings-Coulter Funeral Home from 7 until 9 p.m. today. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  (Note: died July 1, 1976)

 

 

Mrs Kittie Nichols Dodd

Rome News Tribune December 28, 1975
Adairsville

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Kittie Nichols Dodd, 84, Cedartown Rte. 4, died Saturday at the residence of a daughter in Cedartown following an illness of several years.  Mrs. Dodd was born Nov. 19, 1892 in Bartow County, daughter of the late Andy Nichols and Mary Martin Nichols and had resided the greater part of her life in the Barnsley community, Bartow County. She moved to Cedartown eight years ago. She was a member of Connesena Baptist Church. Survivors include her widower, James H. Dodd, Sr. to whom she was married in 1912; two sons, Hugh Dodd, Adairsville, and James H. Dodd, Jr. Kingston Rte. 1, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Manning, Adairsville Rte. 3, and Mrs. Margie Bell, Cedartown; two brothers, Roy Nichols and Sproull Nichols, both of Rome; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Litton, Lindale, and Mrs. Lorene Luckett, Lindale, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Connesena Baptist Church with the Rev. Otis Pendley officating. Interment will in in East View Cemetery, Adairsville. The body will be carried to the residence of a son, Hugh Dodd, Old 41 Highway, at 11 a.m. today to lie in state until 2 p.m. Monday when it will be carried to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Barton-Jennings-Coulter Funeral Home, Adairsville has charge of arrangements. 

(Note: Cora Irene (Kittie) died Nov. 27)

 

 

Mrs. Dessie Dollar
Rome News Tribune Dec. 17, 1992
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Dessie Dollar, 88, of 800 N. Fifth Ave., Apt. 301, died Wednesday morning at a Rome hospital.  Mrs. Dollar was born in DeKalb County, Ala. July 23, 1904, daughter of the late Pat and Lizzie Justice. She had been a longtime resident of Floyd County and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. She had been employed by Klopman Mills and a sales clerk with Redford's Stores.  Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Bell, Ft. Payne, Ala.; two sons, Jack W. Dollar, Sr., and Charles Dollar, both of Rome; a half-sister, Junelia Shankles, Ft. Payne; firve grandchilden; seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Wilson and the Rev.  Willard MacAllaster officiating. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.


 

Lewis Daniel Driver

Sunday - January 30, 1972.
Funeral Services For Mr. Lewis Daniel Hill
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Rev. E.L. Jackson, Pastor.

Submitted by Jo Trammel

Mr. Lewis Daniel Driver was born December 15, 1919. He joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church at an early age. He departed this life January 26, 1972. He leaves to mourn: two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Trammell - Rome, Georgia, Mrs. Elizabeth Tyson - Chicago, Illinois. One brother, Mr. Clarence Hill - Akron, Ohio. Nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Interment Oakland Cemetery, Mortician in Charge: Charles D. Lynn

 

 

Mrs Sallie Dodd Drummond

Rome News Tribune April 24, 1964
Funeral Set Saturday For Mrs. Drummond

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Dodd Drummond, former Roman, who died Wednesday afternoon in an out-of-town hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. H. Frank Barfield, pastor of North Rome Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from Saturday morning until time for services.  Nephews will serve as pallbearers and include Charles Dent, Hugh, Neal and Bryan Jolly, Douglas and Darwin.  Mrs. Drummond had been a resident of Rome for more than 50 years but for the past several years had resided with her daughters in Florida. She was the widow of Thomas Eugene Drummond, streetcar and bus driver for Georgia Power Company for 40 years. Mr. Drummond died Dec. 22, 1954.

 

Thomas E. Drummond

Dec. 22, 1954
Thomas E. Drummond Succumbs After Illness

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Thomas Eugene Drummond, 81, of 208 Evans St. died in a local convalescent home at noon today following several months illness.  Mr. Drummond was born in Bartow County, Dec. 6, 1874, son of the late Thomas Monroe and Elizabeth Mahalia Proctor Drummond, but had spent the greater part of his life in Floyd County. He was an employee of the Georgia Power Co. for 40 years, and prior to his retirement several years ago was connected with the Transportation Division of the Power company as a bus and streetcar operator. He was a member of the North Rome Methodist Church. Mr. Drummond was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Ralph Drummond, Jan. 2, 1936.  Surviving are the widow, the former Sally F. Dodd, to whom he was married March 25, 1906; two daughters, Mrs. Price Selby of Rome, and Mrs. Elmer G. Stephens of Hollywood, Fla., Three granddaughters and one grandson also survive.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jennings Funeral Home.

Dec. 23, 1954
Funeral Services For T. E. Drummond Conducted Today
Funeral services for Thomas Eugene Drummond 81, 208 Evans St. who died in a Rome convalescent home at noon yesterday were held at 11 a.m. today at the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home. The Rev. Clyde Lee and the Rev. Howard Holcomb officiated and interment was in East View Cemetery.  Active pallbearers were: J.L. Couch, Wert Marshall, L. P. Welch, M.S. Roper, H. B. Denny, J.T. Jackson, W.C. Hicks and T.D. Johnson.  Honorary pallbearers were: Clifford Russell, J.W. Davis. M.A. Duncan, Fred Addington, Frank Gentry. R.R. Dillard, John Peal and Carlton Wicker.  Survivors are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Price Selby, of Rome and Mrs. Elmer G. Stephens of Hollywood, Fla. Three granddaughters and one grandson also survive.


 

Thomas Ralph Drummond
Rome News Tribune January 7, 1936
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Funeral services for Thomas Ralph Drummond, who died Monday afternoon in a Chattanooga hospital will be held Wednesday Jan. 7 at 11 o'clock in the chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home. The Rev. T.H. William, pastor of the North Rome Methodist church will officiate, assisted by Dr. C.M. Lipham, with interment in the East View Cemetery.  (A news article about his death due to a gunshot wound in the leg stated he was born and reared in Rome and lived there until 6 months prior when he moved to Chattanooga. He was survived by his wife, the former Miss Eva Summerville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Drummond; two sisters, Mrs. E.G. Stephens and Miss Reba Drummond, of Rome.)


 

John W Duncan

Rome News Tribune Jan. 3, 1958
John W. Duncan, 77 Dies in Hospital; Funeral is Saturday

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

John William Duncan, 77, affectionally known as "Bud" of 18 Elizabeth St. died unexpectedly in a Rome hospital at 1:50 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Duncan had been ill for the past week, following a fall suffered at his home. Mr. Duncan was born in Rome August 28, 1880, son of the late John W. and Martha Cordle Duncan, members of a pioneer Floyd County family and had spent his entire life in Rome and Floyd County. Prior to retirement he was a well known carpenter. Surviving are the widow, the former Miss Minnie Lee Ramsey, to whom he was married 1911, two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Alexander of Rome and Mrs. John Ballew, of Chattanooga, six grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. W. C. Ruckti and the Rev. Roy Melton officiating.  Interment will follow in the family lot of Oaknoll Cemetery. Pallbearers include Robert Duke, A. P. Caldwell, J. C. Kerce, Kenneth Owens, Albert Tolbert and Eddie Burkhalter.

 

 

Marvin Duncan

Rome Tribune-Herald, October 5, 1913
In Memoriam

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Last Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock the Death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Polk Duncan and took from them their precious little son, Marvin. Everything that loving hands and skilled physicians could do was done for him; but God called and took him to himself where suffering will be known no more. No more watching through the still hours of the night, for little Marvin is safe at rest in the arms of Jesus. This precious little plant that blossomed only for a little while on earth, is now transplanted in heaven to bloom forever with God and his angels. May God's richest blessings be with the bereaved parents and family in these sad hours.

 

 

Minnie L. Duncan

Rome News Tribune Mar. 3, 1958
Mrs. Minnie L. Duncan's Services Are Today

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Minnie Lee Duncan age 61 passed away at her residence,18 Elizabeth St. at l:45 p.m. Friday. Although she had been in declining health for several months, her condition had been serious for only a week. Mrs. Duncan was born in Rome, Oct. 17, 1896, daughter of the late Ross and Ann Surrett Ramsey, pioneer citizens of Floyd County. She had spent her entire life here and was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. In 1911 she was married to John William (Bud) Duncan, who preceded her in death Jan. 2, 1958. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. H. W. Roper, Jr. and Mrs. W. H. Cadle, both of Rome; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be. held at 2:30 a.m. today in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. W. C. Ruchti, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and the Rev. Roy Melton, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Oaknoll Memory Gardens. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until time for services.Pallbearers include A. P. Caldwell, J. C. Kerce, Kenneth Owens, Albert Tolbert, Eddie Burkhalter and E. C. Callan.


 

Jane Foster Dundervill

Rome News Tribune October 25, 1991
Mrs. Dundervill

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Jane Foster Dundervill, 56, of 4 Bridlewood Lane died Thursday evening at a Rome hospital after a short illness. A native of Rome, Mrs. Dundervill was born Oct. 17, 1935, daughter of James Mahon Foster and Ruby McCain Foster. She had been a resident of California from 1967 to 1973. Mrs. Dunderville was a member of the Oak Hill Church of Christ, was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Society, a former member of the Townview Garden Club, a former employee of Wyatt's of Rome and was presently owner and operator of "The Collection" Interior Design Service. Survivors include: her husband, Walter E. Dundervill, Sr. to whom she was married June 8, 1958; two daughters, Miss Desiree Dundervill, Atlanta, and Mrs. Shawna Henlley, Chattanooga, Tenn.; a son, Walter E. Dundervill, Jr., New York, N.Y..; her parents, Archadia, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Lynda Marks, Arcadia; a brother, Bill Foster, Torrnace, Calif.; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Church of Christ with Minister Alvis Miller and Minister Ralph Henley officiating. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

 

Clarence Johnny Edwards
The Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA., February 27, 1973

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Clarence Johnny Edwards, 58, of 10 West Butler St., died Sunday morning at the residence. Although he had been in declining health for several months, his death came unexpectedly. Mr. Edwards was born in Floyd County on Sept. 17, 1914, son of the late William H. and Lucy Ely Edwards. He had spent his entire life in Rome and Floyd County and was a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church. His wife, the former Lula Gravely, died on Jan. 2, 1973. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ellis Massey, Mrs. Floyd Lawson and Mrs. Lester Morgan, all of Rome: four brothers, R. L. Wesley, Garvin and Floyd Edwards, all of Rome; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beech Creek United Methodist Church. The Revs. Larry Davis and Harold Daugherty will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot of the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Curtis, Roger, Mike, Jimmy Leroy, Sammy and Charles Edwards and Billy Massey. The body will lie in state at the residence of a sister, Mrs. Floyd Lawson, Rebecca Street, until time for the services. Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


 

Mrs Ed Ellis

Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, March 13, 1945
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Ed Ellis

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Funeral services for Mrs. Ed Ellis, of 101 Reservoir Street, who passed away Sunday afternoon in a Rome hospital, were held this morning in the Lindale Baptist Church. Officiating were the Rev. B.L. Bond, Pastor, the Rev. S.H. Pendley, Pastor of the Tubize Baptist Church and the Rev. Russell Head, Pastor of the Hollywood Baptist Church. Burial took place in Bush Arbor Cemetery. Mrs. Ellis was born in Floyd County on February 9, 1905, and had been a resident of the Lindale community for 10 years. She was a member of the Rehoboth Baptist Church of Cave Spring. The former Miss Inez Green, she was married to Mr. Ellis on December 24, 1925.
 

 

Henry Carlton Ellison

Submitted by Jo Trammell

 

Eulogistic Services for Henry Carlton Ellison
Thursday - February 3, 1993 - 1:00 pm
St. Paul A.M.E. Church
Rev. George LaSure, Pastor
Rev. J. Larry Ervin, Associate Pastor
Officiating

Interment, Oakland Cemetery

Services Entrusted to:
Lynn's Funeral Home
Rome, Georgia

God saw the road was getting rough.
The hills were hard to climb.
He gently closed Henry's eyes
and whispered, "Peace be Thine."

Again the chain has been broken, another link is gone, with the passing of Henry Carlton Ellison on Sunday - January 30, 1994. He was born on January 7, 1900 to the late Henry C. Ellison and Alice Hill-Ellison. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rosa E. McCain in 1954. He was a veteran of World War I and was employed most of his life as a carpenter. He was married to Mary Holmes in 1943, who preceded him in death in 1980. He was a faithful member and Trustee of Provident A.M.E. Church in Memphis, Tennessee until his health declined. He leaves to rejoice in his having passed this way: two nieces; Willie M. McCain and Theodore M. Downs of Rome; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mattie Baldin, Memphis, Tenn. Two great nieces; Opal E. Ervin, Chicago, IL., Willie R. Hightower, Atlanta; a great-great nephew, Rev. J. Larry Ervin, Rome; six step-grandchildren of Memphis and many friends.

 

 

Mrs Minnie Ellison

Rome Tribune-Herald, Saturday, January 29, 1916
Death of Mrs. Ellison

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. Minnie Ellison died Friday morning at 5:15 o'clock at her home in Armuchee. She leaves a husband and four children. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Pleasant Grove church and the services will be conducted by Rev. W.C. Cordle.
 

 

Thomas T. Ellison

The Tribune of Rome April 26, 1888
Death of An Old Citizen

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mr. Thomas T. Ellison Passed Peacefully Away Yesterday  On yesterday morning at half past one o'clock, Mr. Thomas T. Ellison died at his residence, three miles west of Rome. He was one of the oldest citizens of Floyd County, being in his eightieth year. He was well known to the people of Rome as he had been a market gardener and was depended on by many for their supply of vegetables and country produce. Mr. Ellison was one of the most familiar characters in the community. The funeral service will be conducted this morning at nine o'clock by Dr. Hadden at Fellowship Church. The friends of the family are invited to be present. (Note: on the 1880 Flatwoods District Floyd County census, Thomas was listed as 70, born GA, father born VA, mother, NC. His wife Elizabeth was 42, born in ME, sons, Joseph W. was 18, Charley S. 16)

 

 

George Elrod, Sr.
The Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, December 22, 1959
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Funeral services for George Elrod, Sr., 52, who was serving his fifth term as mayor of the town of White, were conducted at 2:30 p.m., today at the White Methodist Church, the Rev. Walter S. Adams, the Rev. Harold Fuller and the Rev. W. A Medford officiating. Burial was in the White Cemetery, with the Owen Funeral Home directing.    Mr. Elrod died at his home Sunday after an extended illness.    During his tenure as mayor, many town improvements were made, including the installation of a water works system. He was a member of the Whit Kiwanis Club, Woodmen of the World and a steward of the White Methodist Church. Mr. Elrod was a native of Bartow County and for many years had been associated with Jones Mercantile Co. in Cartersville.    Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Zelma Pinion; a daughter, Miss Sue Fay Elrod; two sons, George Elrod Jr., Montgomery, Ala. And James G. Elrod, Valdosta; his mother, Mrs. George W. Elrod, Woodbury; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Bell, Chamblee and Mrs. Steve Clements, Woodbury; and a brother, J. C. Elrod Woodbury.


 

Mrs Rosa Elrod

Rome News Tribune, March 12, 1947
Mrs. Rosa Elrod Passes Today

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Rosa Elrod, 66, of Rome Route 1, who had been a resident of Floyd County since childhood died at 9:15 a.m. today in a local hospital.  Mrs. Elrod was born in Haralson County, the daughter of the late W.N. and Martha Ann Adams Willis. She was a member of the Armuchee Methodist Church.  Surviving are the husband, S. L. Elrod; three sisters, Mrs. Leonard Bailey, of Armucheee; Mrs. J. P. Bridges of Rome, and Mrs. J. E. Stanford, of Atlanta; two brothers, Jess C. Willis, of Rome and John Willis, of Armuchee. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jennings. Mar. 13: Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Elrod,66, of Rome Route 1, who died yesterday in a local hospital, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, the Rev. W. F. Conn and the Rev. J.R. Baxter officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will lie in state at Jennings Chapel until time for the services. The following nephews will serve as pallbearers: Ben Proctor, W. F. Willis, Roscoe and Bert Elrod, Herbert and Hershell Bailey.

 

 

Frank L England

Rome News Tribune November 10, 1995
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Frank L. England, 77, of 1 Poplar St. died Thursday morning at a Rome hospital. Mr. England was born in Oglethorpe County, Sept. 20, 1918, son of the late Marvin Lewis England and Lelia Landrum England. He was a member of West Rome Baptist Church and prior to retirement was employed at General Motors Company.
He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Emogene Sills England, to whom he was married Dec. 17, 1948; a daughter, Michelle Collins, Rome; a son, James Arthur Richardson, Marietta; a brother Mell England, Lithonia; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Lithonia with Dr. Jim Martin officiating. Interment will be at HillandDale Cemetery, Lithonia.

 

 

Thomas Brandon Epps Sr

November 6, 1999

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. Thomas Brandon Epps, Sr., age 74, died Saturday, November 6, 1999 in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Epps was born February 14, 1925 in Cedartown. He served for 26 years in the Marines and fought in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Bryant Epps; three children, Thomas Brandon Epps, Jr., Denise Lor Epps and Josie Belinda Epps; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Hahira United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Hurley officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Pavo. Memorial contributions can be made to the Leukemia Foundation or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Martin-McLane Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


 

J Edgar Everett

Rome News Tribune Oct. 12, 1977
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


J. Edgar Everett, 79, Old Calhoun Road, died Tuesday morning in a Rome hospital following several months illness.  He was born June 25, 1898, in Blairsville, son of the late Thomas D. Everett and Martha Seabolt Everett. He had resided most of his life in Rome and Floyd County, and was a member of New Antioch Baptist Church. Prior to retirement, he was employed with Wiseman Bakery.  Survivors include the widow, the former Claudia Lewis, two sons, James Everett, Doraville, and J. M. Everett, Rome; one daughter, Mrs. Ollie Mae Metcalf, Rome; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Shope, Shannon; nine grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in New Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Hamrick officiating.  Interment will be in East View Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m today in Jennings Funeral Home, and at other hours will be at the residence. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.  Pallbearers will be Floyd Fortenberry, Earl Everett, Arnold Everett, Floyd Womack, Geston Womack and Henry Taylor.

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