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Mrs Mary Ruth Galloway

28 February 1999

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mrs. Mary Ruth Galloway, age 79, of Cave Spring, GA., passed away Sunday, February 28, 1999. Mrs. Galloway was born November 7, 1919 in Polk County. She was a member of Community Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Olin Jefferson Galloway in 1989. Surviving are; one son, Wayne Galloway of Forrest Park, GA.; four daughters, Barbara Wheeler of Cave Spring, GA.; Brenda Watson of Rome, GA.; Janie McConnell of Young Harris, GA.; and Gwendlyn Camp of Cedartown, three brothers, Rufus Williams, Clifford Williams, and Seals Williams, all of Cedartown; five sisters, Bobbie Norris and Shirley Barber, both of Cedartown; Patsy Pike and Wilhilminia Gann, both of Carrollton, Ga.; and Edna Rogers of Rockmart, GA.; seven grandsons, three granddaughters, and twelve great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 2, 1999 from the chapel of Lester Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Owen Davis, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included Jeff Wheeler, Bradley Wheeler, Chris Camp, Todd Watson, Shawn Ivey, and Casey McConnell. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


 

Frances Chastain Garner

Submitted by Paula Franklin


Frances Chastain Garner 63, of Tennga, GA, died April 25, 2002. Mrs. Garner was born April 1, 1939, in Floyd County, GA. She was the daughter of the late Byrd and Frony Serritt Chastain. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Lamar Garner; son, Charles Garner; brothers, C. W. and Joe Chastain. Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Garner and John and Susan Garner, of Chatsworth; daughter and son-in-law, Marie and James Henry of Tennga; grandchildren, Francis, Tammy, Jonnie, Amy, Melissa, Tammy Ann and Michael Garner; great-grandchild, Dillion; special aunt, Louise Morgan; special friend, Jerry Haney. Services were April 28, 2002 from the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with the Rev. Ellis Chastain officiating. Burial was in the Dunagan Cemetery in Whitfield County. Arrangements are by Ponders Funeral Home of Dalton, GA.

 

 

Oscar George

Rome Tribune Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Infant of Mr.and Mrs. George Found Dead in Bed-One of Twin Babies.  One of the six-weeks old twin boys of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman George, of 318 Grove avenue, was found dead in bed Tuesday morning about 7 o'clock. The child's name was Oscar.The burial will occur this afternoon at 3 o'clock at New Bethel.


 

Mrs. Essie Gillean
Rome News Tribune November 10, 1970

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Essie Georgia Gillean, 71, Dalton Rte. 4, died Monday in Hutchinson Memorial Hospital.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Louise Dean, Dalton; two sons, Glenn Boggs, Ringgold and Monroe Boggs, Dalton; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Heard, Dalton and Mrs. Ellen Lambert, Pisgah, Ala.; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in East Morris Street Church of God, Dalton, the Rev. C. R. Chambee?(unreadable) officiating. Burial will be in Sand Springs Cemetery Rome.  (Note: Former wife of Charles D. Boggs, died Nov. 9)


 

Serena C Goad

From the Lindsay News, Lindsay, Garvin county, Oklahoma, January 20, 1939, front page.
 Came To Oklahoma 50 Years Ago To Lindsay in 1903.

Submitted by unknown

Mrs. Serena C. Goad, aged mother of Mrs. Josh Goldston passed at the home of her daughter Monday, January 9, 1939 after a short illness of pneumonia.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church, Lindsay, Tuesday, January 10, Rev. Chas. Black, pastor officiating. Interment was in the Erin Springs cemetery.
Mrs. Goad was born at Rome, Georgia, May 28, 1853 and moved with her family to Texas when 17 years of age and was united in marriage to Mr. R.W. Goad, at Dexter, Texas, at the age of 22.  This couple moved to the vicinity of Ardmore some 50 years ago moving to Lindsay in 1903, living here form that time until whe was called to her reward.  She is survived by four sons, W.S. Goad of Selenia, California; Clyde Goad of Alex, Oklahoma; Dan Goad of Marlow, Oklahoma; L.W. God of Pheonix, Arizona; and three daughters, Mrs. Josh Goldston of Lindsay, Oklahoma; Mrs. J.E. Demony of Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Alice Lewis of Atwook, Oklahoma. All the children save the son in Arizona was at her beside when the death angle called. Other surviving relatives include a host of grand and great grand children.  Out of town friends attending funeral service were Mr. and Mrs. Ben Burks, Mrs. Neva Williams and Miss Bettie Burks of Marlow; Mrs. and Mrs. Wevils, John Looney, Clifford Dozier and Mr. Story of Alex."

 

 

Roy Lee Godfrey

May 30, 1983
Submitted by Emily O'Neal
 

Roy Lee Godfrey, 56, 217 Tolbert St., died at 3:40 a.m. today in a Rome hospital following an illness of several months.  Godfrey was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Whitfield County, son of the late Oscar M. and Fannie Fuller Godfrey and had spent most of his life in Rome and Floyd County. He was a member of Blue Pond Baptist Church and was employed by Klopman Mills for nine years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.  Survivors include the widow, the former Virginia Worley, to whom he was married Sept. 29, 1951, two daughters, Mrs. Cathey Hyde, Calhoun and Mrs. Robin Russell, Adairsville; three brothers, Charlie Godfrey and Oscar (Junior) Godfrey, both of Rome; and Henry Godfrey, Dalton; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Lou Ramsey, Dalton and Mrs. Nellie Mae Hill and Mrs. Irene Sutherland, both of Rome; and two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jennings Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Ray Tolbert officiating. Interment will be in Blue Pond Cemetery, with the honor guard of Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion in charge of graveside rites. Pallbearers include David Godfrey, James David Godfrey, Gene Parker, Wendell Parker, John Terry and Donnie Spears.


 

Mrs Sara Reeves Gollahon

Rome News Tribune May 11, 1990
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Sara Reeves Gollahon, 59, of 86 Canard Road died Thursday morning at a Rome hospital after an illness of one year.  Mrs. Gollahon was born in Cherokee County, Ala., June 27, 1930, daughter of Inez Minshew Reeves and the late L. Reeves.  She was a member of the Sherwood Forest Baptist Church and had been employed by World Carpets Inc. and by Celanese Corportation. She had been a longtime resident of Floyd County.  Survivors include: her husband, Mack L. Gollahon, Rome, to whom she was married Nov. 26, 1950; her mother, Rome; four sisters, Doris Marshall, Pat Williams, Margaret Welch and Fahy Turner, all of Rome; three brothers, Harwell Reeves, Coosa, Wayne Reeves, Franklin, and Steve Reeves, Gastonia, N.C., nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Talmadge Barnes and the Rev. Bill Brock officiating. Interment will be at East View Cemetery.
(Note: died May 10)

 

 

Mrs Emmie Goss

Rome New Tribune, June 8, 1939
Mrs. Emmie Goss Passes Early Last Evening; Funeral on Friday

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. Emmie Frances Goss, 27, passed away at the residence near Lindale Wednesday night at 7 o'clock following an extended illness. Mrs. Goss was born in Floyd County and was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are the husband, J. M. Goss; one son, John Henry Goss; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Fountain of the Morrison Camp Ground Community; five sisters, Misses Rosa and Ethel Fountain, of the Morrison Camp Ground Community, Mrs. Nellie Goddard, of Bartow County, Mrs. Iretta Bryant, of Floyd County, and Mrs. Lillie Fincher of Haywood Valley.  Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Barnsley Methodist Church with the Rev. Howard manning officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.  The remains will rest at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Fountain, near Wayside school, until time for the services. Pallbearers will be selected from among friends of the family.

 

 

Mrs Ina Sue Gross

Rome News Tribune January 30, 1968
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. Ina Sue Cleveland Gross, 86, of Rosewood Rd. died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in a Rome hospital following declining health of two years. Born in Polk County April 10, 1876, daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Martha Isabell Cleveland, she had made Rome her home since 1921. She was a member of Lyerly Baptist Church.  The former Miss Ina Sue Cleveland, she was married to Charles Alonzo Gross who died Nov. 4, 1933. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. William W. Carter, Mrs. Carter Minnis and Mrs. Annie Lou Smith, all of Rome, Mrs. A.G. Clark of Toccoa; one son, Joel Co. Gross, of Toccoa, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. from the graveside in East View Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Roebuck officiating. Daniel's Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. (Note: Died Jan. 30)

 

 

Capt. T. B. Gowan

Rome Tribune-Herald, Tuesday, April 26, 1910
Capt. T. B. Gowan is Corpse in Alabama
Deceased formerly lived in Rome and made a large number of friends here

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Capt. T. B. Gowan, who formerly lived in Rome, and well known here, died at his home in Selma Ala., at 7 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The funeral will occur at that place this afternoon.  Captain Gowan had been ill for two weeks, and his sister, Mrs. Joe Wingfield, of Rome left for Selma sometime ago to be at his bedside while in Rome.
While in Rome, Capt. Gowan was engaged in the cotton business and made a great many friends during his residence here.

 

Mrs Rachel Gravitt

(date unknown, provided by unknown)

 

Mrs Rachel Gravitt, 79, Passes Friday Morning.

Mrs Rachel Gravitt, 79, died Friday morning at the home of her son, O C Gravitt, on the Calhoun Road.  She has been ill for the past three months, but her condition was not considered seriousl until three days ago.  She had been a resident of Floyd County for the past 45 years and was affiliated with the Plainville Unity Baptist Church for 30 years.  She is survived by her son and three daughters: Mrs M T Brown and Mrs J A Sutton of Plainville; and Mrs Simon Crowder of Adairsville.  Also surviving are a sister Mrs Martha Gravitt of Plainville, 35 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 Saturday morning from the Plainville Unity Baptist Church by Rev Roberts, pastor of the church.  Interment will be in the Scott cemetery.

Mrs Alice H Green

Rome News Tribune Dec. 6, 1940
Mrs. Green, 70, Dies Thursday

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Alice H. Green, 70, died Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at her residence 412 Harper Avenue,following a lengthy illness.  She had been in failing health for several years and her condition had been serious the past three months. Born in Arkansas, she moved to Floyd County when she was only three years old, and had lived here ever since. She was the widow of the late J. H. Green, who died 11 years ago. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Herman Peace, Mrs. J. W. Adams, Mrs. John H. Carter, all of Rome, and Mrs. Eula Hardeman of Comer, Ga; three sons, Noah Tolbert of Danson, Ala., Owen Tolbert, of Rome, and Dewey Tolbert, of Comer, GA.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Calvary Independent Baptist Church by the Rev. Guy Johnson. Burial will be in the Beech Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the residence at l:30 o'clock, will include Buck Autry, Claude, Mark Pressley, Paul Tippin, Dewey Watson and W. J. Johnston.


 

Amoree Burnes Green

Rome News Tribune December 5, 1986
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Funeral services for Amoree Burnes Green were at 11 a.m. today at Heritage Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home.  Dr. Gilbert Tucker and Parnick Jennings, Sr. officiated. Interment was at East View Cemetery.  Mrs. Green, 85, of 42 Chateau Drive, died Wednesday at a Rome hospital. She was born Oct. 24, 1901, in Little Texas Valley community, daughter of the late James Washington Burnes and Iantha Cooper Burnes. She was a long-time resident of Floyd County and Alabama. She was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and formerly attended Sand Springs Baptist Church and Northside Park Baptist Church in Atlanta. Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Onty Green, April 3, 1976, to whom she was married Oct. 23, 1927.  Survivors include nieces and nephews.  (Note: Died December 3, 1986)


 

Mrs Fannie Mae Green

Rome News Tribune December 4, 1961
Mrs. Fannie Mae Green Dies Sunday; Funeral Service to Be Tuesday

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Fannie Mae Gillam Green, 58, of 27 Beech St., Celanese, died in a Rome hospital at 5 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Green had been in declining health since September but her death came suddenly following an attack.  Born in Bartow County, July 11, 1903, she was the daughter of the late Lou Ella Dempsey Gillam and Robert Lee Gillam. Mrs. Green has spent the greater part of her life in Rome and was an active member of the Celanese Baptist Church and Rose Marlowe Sunday School Class. Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her husband, Horace C. Green, April 13, 1946.  Surviving are one son, James Robert Green, Rome Rte. 6; two brothers, J. A. Gillam, Rome Rte. 2 and Scott Gillam, Rome Rte. 1. Two grandchildren and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Celanese Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Carl Wheeler, and the Rev. Charles Ivey, pastor of Turner Chapel Baptist Church, officiating. The body will be placed in state at the church at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in East View Cemetery.  The body will remain at the Jennings Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7:45 to 9:30 p.m. today. At other hours, the family will be at the home of the son, Robert Green, Freeman Ferry road.  Active pallbearers include Richard Wood, Dr. Robert Robbins, P. E. Williams, W. R. Hale, Louie Stanley and W. P. (Billy) Hopkins. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Rose Marlowe Sunday School Class. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.  (Note: Died December 3, 1961)

Henry Jasper Green

Rome News Tribune September 11, 1945
Henry Green Dies at 71

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Henry Jasper Green, 71, died at 8:45 last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Guy Fuller on East Eighth Street. Born in Texas Valley, May 6, 1874, he had spent his entire life in Rome and Floyd County.  Surviving are his widow, the former Sarah Elizabeth Tolbert; six daughters, Mrs. Guy Fuller, Mrs. John McGinnis, Mrs. D.T. Wilkerson, all of Rome, Mrs. A. C. Buffington of Texas Valley, Mrs. H.W. Wallace of Little Rock, Ark. and Mrs. Terrell Flippin of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sons, Henry Jasper and W. C. Green, both of Rome; 25 grand children and 16 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Sand Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. W. F. Conn officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.  The remains will rest at the residence from tomorrow morning until 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, when the cortege will leave for the Sand Springs Church.)

 

 

Herman W Green

Rome News Tribune March 10, 1997
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Herman W. Green, 70, of 118 Russell Field Road, died Sunday at a Rome hospital.  Mr. Green was born September 13, 1926, son of the late Willie C. Green and Leila Burnes Green. He was of the Baptist faith and an Army veteran.  Survivors include his widow, Helen R. Green, to whom he was married October 9, 1943; a daughter Gwennette Alexander, Adairsville; three sons, Ricky Green, Randy Green and Eddie T. Green, all of Rome; two brothers, Hoyt Green and Varnell Green, both of Rome; six grandchildren; a step grandchild; a great-grandchild; a step great grandchild; nieces.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East View Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Loyd officiating.  (Note: died March 9, 1997)
 

 

Horace C Green

Rome News Tribune April 14, 1946
H. C. Green, 48, Dies Saturday

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Horace C. Green, 48, well known resident of Rome Route 2, died at a local hospital Saturday morning at 10:50 o'clock after a lengthy illness.  Mr. Green was born in Rome August 14, 1897, the son of the late Melvin C. and (Rebecca Jennie) Swofford Green. He had spent his entire life in Floyd County. Prior to moving to Freeman's Ferry a year ago, he had made his home in Texas Valley.  Surviving are the widow, the former Miss Mae Gilliam, one son, James Robert Green, of Rome Route 2, one sister, Mrs. G.W. Boggs, of Rome Route 1, a brother, M. O. Green, of Atlanta, and a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted at 4 o'clock this afternoon from Jennings Chapel, with the Rev. W. F. Conn and the Rev. O. E. Rutland officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery.  The remains will lie in state at the residence until time for the services and the pallbearers are requested to meet there. They include Mack Henderson, T. K. Fincher, Carl Burnes, Cecil Craven, Enoch Salmon and Harper Davis.  (Note: Died April 13, 1946)

 

 

James Henry Green

Rome News Tribune April 5, 1981
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

James Henry Green, 68, Hapeville, died Saturday in an Atlanta hospital after a lengthy illness.  Mr. Green was born in the Big Texas Valley community, son of the late W.C. and Leila Burnes Green, and had lived in Rome prior to moving to Hapeville.  Local survivors include one son, Clayton Lee Green, four brothers, Varnell, Hoyt, Herman and Garland Green, all of Rome.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hillcrest Cemetery, Hapeville.  (Note: died April 4, 1981)

 

Mrs. Leila Green

Rome News Tribune Mar. 27, 1974
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Leila Green, 87, 616 Briarwood Cir., died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in a Rome hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Green was born in Floyd County May 17, 1886, daughter of the late J.W. and Ianatha Cooper Burnes and had resided her entire life here. She was a charter member of Sand Springs Baptist Church and attended Second Avenue Baptist Church where she was a member of the Extension Sunday School Class. On Oct. 5 she was married to W.C. Green who died June 5, 1957.  Surviving are five sons, James Henry Green, Atlanta, Varnell C, Hoyt, Garland (Buddy) and Herman Green, all of Rome; one daughter, Mrs. Hugh Don McGhee, Rome; two brothers, Roy Burnes, Atlanta and Sidney Burnes, Rome; one sister, Mrs. Onty Green, Atlanta; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at l:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh C. Peacock Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. today and at other hours will be at the residence of a son, Hoyt Green, 18 Springdale Dr.  Active pallbearers are Rufus McCary, Tim and Claude R. Buffington, Malcolm and Irvin Thomas and Richard Cordle. Honorary pallbearers include A.W. Dawson, Tommy Nichols, Joe Adams, Bob McGee, Johnson Lindsey and Harvell Garrett.
 

 

Melvin C Green

Rome News Tribune July 5, 1932
Melvin C. Green Dies At His Home In Texas Valley

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Melvin C. Green, 64, died late Sunday evening at his home in Texas Valley, where he was born and lived all his life. He was a prominent and highly respected citizen of his section of the county.  Mr. Green is survived by his widow, and the following children: Mrs. G. W. Boggs, Mrs. A.C. Wilson, H. C. Green, all of Texas Valley, and M.O. Green of Calhoun. Also surviving are a brother, H. J. Green, a sister Mrs. A.C. Avery of Rome, and a number of grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at Sand Springs Church at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning by Rev. W. M. McKenzie. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  The following friends will act as pallbearers: A. L. Dempsey, G.P. Anderson, W.S. Evans, Lum Espy, Buy Espy, and L. T. Rhinehart.  (note:  died July 4)
 

 

Melvin Onty Green

Rome News Tribune April 4, 1976
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Melvin Onty Green, 75, Apt. 316 Baptist Towers, Atlanta, died Saturday in an Atlanta hospital following a long illness.  He was born in the Sand Springs community of Floyd County on March 10, 1901, son of the late Jennie Swafford Green and Melvin C. Green. He resided in Floyd until 1946 when he moved to Atlanta and was employed by the Peasley Caubert Furniture Co. prior to retirement. He was a member of Venetian Hills Baptist Church, Decatur, Circle Four Club and was a graduate of Powder Springs A. & M. Prior to moving to Atlanta he was employed by the Gibson-DeJournette Co. for several years. He was a Mason.  Survivors include his widow, the former Amoree Burnes, who he married Oct. 23, 1927; a sister, Mrs. G.W. (Bessie) Boggs, Rome, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Butler, Atlanta, and Dr. Ira Warren officiating. Burial will be in East View cemetery.  The body will lie in state at Jennings Funeral Home and the family will receive friends there from 3 until 5 p.m. today.  Pallbearers will include H.E. Fair, E.C. Lanford, Robert H. Caskey, C.R. Foster, J.D. Nix and Leonard Priest.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Dempsey, Freeman James and D.A. Daniel.  (Note: died April 3, 1976)


 

Melvin Onty Green, Jr.

Rome News Tribune December 23, 1929
LAST RITES GIVEN MELVIN GREEN, JR. AT SAND SPRINGS

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Melvin Onty Green, Jr., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. (M.O.) Green, died at a local hospital Sunday morning at 5:50 o'clock, following a brief illness.
He is survived by the parents.  Funeral services were conducted from the residence on E. Tenth street, Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Ther Rev. H. F. Joyner officiated and interment was in the adjacent cemetery.
 

 

Mrs. Nancy Green
Rome Tribune-Herald, January 21, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

On November 3rd, 1915, the death angel invaded the home of brother J.W. Green of Fifth avenue and called for the spirit of his wife, Mrs. Nancy Green and wafted her from a life of toil, sickness and suffering to a home of peace and happiness. Mrs. Nancy Green was born in Hall county, Georgia July 14, 1854. In 1886 she was united in marriage to J.W. Green. To this union were born two daughters, Nellie and Minnie, who with a devoted father and step-granddaughter, Rossie May, are left to mourn her loss. Sister Green united with the West Baptist church Rome, Ga., 19 years ago and she being an invalid at the time was baptized by Revs. J.E. Smith and C.L. Conn of Rome. She afterwards moved her membership to Cedartown; where it remained up to her death. Sister Green, with her family, moved to Greenville, S.C., where she lived until about a month before her death. She asked that she be brought to Rome for treatment by her old family physicians, Drs. Harbin. She had such confidence in these doctors that if they failed to perfect a cure that it would be a hopeless case, and so it was for she lived about a month after her arrival in Rome. Her body was laid to rest beside the grave of her mother in Rock Run, Ala., which was her request. Rev. J.T. Hiney, in a very appropriate way, spoke the last words as a tribute of respect to her past life after which her body was gently laid to rest. Mrs. Green suffered greatly for 18 months before her death but bore it all with the greatest of patience, and often spoke of how sweet it would be to die and go home to rest with the dear ones gone before. Mrs. Green is a sister of Calvin and John Prince, of Tecumseh, Ala. She leaves a vacancy that can never be filled by any mother on earth, but may be filled by the presence of the comforting spirit on[sic] the Son of God, and may each heart-broken relative and friend prepare to meet her over in the land of glory, and of song where hearts will never be broken, no tears will ever be shed and parting will be no more. A Friend



 

Mrs. William Hoyt Green
Rome News Tribune November 15, 1966

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Funeral services for Mrs. William Hoyt Green, 40, of 18 Sprindale Dr., who died Sunday at her residence following an extended illness, were held at 11 a.m. today at the West Rome Baptist Church with the Revs. Melvin T. Smith and Max Tucker officiating. Interment was in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Green had been a resident of Rome since 1943 and was a member of the West Rome Baptist Church and a former employee of the Rome Provision Company.  Jennings Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. (Note: Died Nov. 13, 1966)

 

 

William Green

Rome News Tribune July 13, 1997
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

William Green, 79, of 16 Springdale Drive, died Saturday after a long illness. Mr. Green was born in Floyd County June 24, 1918, son of the late Willie C. Green and Leila Burnes Green. He was of the Baptist faith, and Army veteran and prior to retirement, was employed by Rome Provision Co. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille Hilley Green.  Survivors include his widow, Marie Addington Green, a daughter, Beattie Ann Duvall, Conyers; two sons, Bill Penny, Lilburn and Wayne Green, Rome, a stepdaughter, Sandra Addington Green, Rome, a brother, Varnell C. Green, Rome; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren, nine great grandchildren; a stepgreatgrandchild; nieces and nephews.  Funeral serices will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Jennings Funeral Home Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Howard Tucker officiating. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  (Note: Died July 12, 1997)


 

Willie C. Green

Rome News Tribune June 26, 1957
Willie C. Green Passes Wednesday; Funeral is Friday

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Willie C. Green, 66, of Silver Creek Rt. 1, died in a local hospital at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday. He had been in declining health for the past five years, his condition becoming serious three weeks ago.  Mr. Green was born in Rome, October 17, 1890, son of the late Henry J. and Sally Tolbert Green and had made his home here his entire life. He was a well known cattle dealer and was a member of the Fifth Ave. Baptist Church.  Survivors include the widow, the former Miss Leila Burnes, one daughter, Mrs. Hugh Don McGhee, Rome; five sons, Varnell, Hoyt, Herman and Garlan Green, all of Rome and James Henry Green of Atlanta, six sisters, Mrs. Dewey Wilkerson, Rome Rt. 2, Mrs. H. H. Wallace, Rome, Mrs. Guy Fuller and Mrs. John McGinnis, both of Rome Rt. 4, Mrs. Abner Bufftington, Rome Rte. 1 and Mrs. Maggie Flippin, Marietta. Fifteen grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. W. F. Conn officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  The body will lie in state at the funeral home until time for services and six nephews will serve as pall bearers. They are Charlie Flippin, Rufus McCary, Tim and Reuben Buffington, Richard Cordle and E. Evans Burnes.  The family will receive friends from 7:30 until 9 o'clock tonight.

 

 

Abe Greeson

Rome Tribune-Herald, Saturday, April 2, 1910
Body of Aged Man Burned To A Crisp

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Calhoun. April 1. The body of Abe Greeson was discovered in a ditch near his home burned to a crisp. As there was no one with him at the time, it is not known how the accident happened, but it is supposed that while he was burning briers on a ditch his clothing caught fire and he was overcome with heat and succumbed to the flames.
Mr. Greeson was 88 years of age. He leaves a number of relatives and friends. The interment took place Saturday at Corinth.

 

 

Alline B Gresham

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


Mrs. Alline B. Gresham, 81, 2744 Chulio Road, died Wednesday morning at her residence. A native of Floyd County, Mrs. Gresham was born July 23, 1911, daughter of the late Joseph Branton and Amanda Locklear Branton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Lajoy Gresham, April 10, 1964, to whom she was married May 1, 1937. She had owned and operated Branton and Gresham Grovery for 68 years. She was a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church and the Joy Club.  Survivors include; three daughters, Peggy Hill, Phyllis Hines and Joyce Johnson, all of Spring Creek; a brother, Clarence Branton, Spring Creek; a sister; Pearl Johnson, Spring Creek; four grandchildren, a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Spring Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Adams, the Rev. Jack Mansfield and Parnick Jennigs Sr. officiating. Interment will be at the church cemetery.

 

 

Mrs Annie Gribble

Submitted by A C Goodwin

A paper copy of the following obituary is in the possession of Shirley Gribble Baggett of Georgia. She sent a photocopy to my mother, who sent a copy to me.
Obituary published 25 January 1934 in the Dalton, Georgia weekly newspaper. Mrs. Annie Gribble, 79, died at the home of her son, T.M. Gribble, near Dunnegan, Sunday afternoon [21 January 1934] at six o'clock. Surviving her are five sons, W.A. Gribble, of Dalton, J.W., of Winnie Beach [Winter Beach], Fla., E.C. of Waring, Horace of Baxley, GA., and T.M. of Whitfield county; three daughters, Mrs. Lula Cox [Fox] of Gordon Springs, Dammie Dills and Mrs. Maggie Brown of Baxley, Ga. Funeral services were held from the Dunnegan church Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Revs. Joe Nichols and Jams Cargal of Dalton officiated. Burial was made in the local cemetery, with Kenemer Brothers in charge of the funeral.
 

 

Thomas Jackson Griffies

Rome News Tribune July 11, 1952
Thomas J. Griffies Dies Early Today

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Thomas Jackson Griffies age 86, passed away this morning at the resi- dence of his daughter, Mrs. Hugh Dempsey, 1803 Olmstead Street, Rome, following an illness of three weeks. Born in Greensboro, GA., on May 12, 1866, he was the son of the late William Jordan and Louise Freeman Griffies, and was married to the former Nana Elizabeth Proctor in December of 1896. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Hugh Dempsey of Rome and Mrs. Clyde Mullinax of Lindale; five sons, J. R. Griffies, H. J. Griffies, R. W. Griffies E. C. Griffies, all of Rome; and C. P. Griffies of Griffin; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Nichols and Mrs. Sally Pilkinton, both of Fort Worth Texas; 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the New Prospect Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. B. L.Bond, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lindale, and the Rev. John Mathis, pastor of the Fairview Baptist Church. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the residence of Mrs. Dempsey at 2:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The remains will be taken to the Dempsey residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon to rest until time for the services.
 

 

Mrs. Kathleen Freeman Gross
Rome News Tribune Nov. 12, 2002
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Kathleen Freeman Gross, age 97, 505 N. Fifth Ave., Rome, passed away Sunday afternoon in a local health care facility following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Gross was born in Floyd County on Dec. 5, 1904, daughter of the late Jeff and Mary Drummond Freeman. She was employed many years at Anchor Rome Mills. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with Kessler's Department Store here in Rome. Mrs. Gross was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Barney "Bonnie" Gross in 1940; by a son, Charles Gross in 1992; and by 10 siblings.  Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth G. Carney of Rome; three sons, William "Bill" Gross of Jonesboro, the Rev. Joe Gross of Dallas, Texas, and John Gross of Rome; 10 grandchildren, several great and great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services will be held this morning at 11 a.m. at the graveside in East View Cemetery. Her son, the Rev. Joe Gross will officiate.  There will be no formal visitation. The family may be contacted at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth G. Carney, 3219 Kingston Highway, Rome, 30161.  Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.
 

 

Mrs. Ina Sue Gross

Rome News Tribune January 30, 1968
Services Held Today For Mrs. Ina Sue Gross

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Ina Sue Cleveland Gross, 86, of Rosewood Rd. died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in a Rome hospital following declining health of two years. Born in Polk County April 10, 1876, daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Martha Isabell Cleveland, she had made Rome her home since 1921. She was a member of Lyerly Baptist Church. The former Miss Ina Sue Cleveland, she was married to Charles Alonzo Gross who died Nov. 4, 1933. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. William W. Carter, Mrs. Carter Minnis and Mrs. Annie Lou Smith, all of Rome, Mrs. A.G. Clark of Toccoa; one son, Joel Co. Gross, of Toccoa, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. from the graveside in East View Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Roebuck officiating. Daniel's Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. (Note: Died Jan. 30)
 

 

Mrs Winnie Elizabeth Gross

December 15, 1957
Mrs. Winnie Gross Dies Unexpectedly; Funeral is Today

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Winnie Elizabeth Gross, 77, died suddenly Saturday at 1 a.m. at the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kathleen Freeman Gross, 2 Blanche Ave., with whom she made her home. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio July 4, 1880, but had spent the greater part of her life in Rome. She was married to Charles Edward Gross, who died Aug. 15, 1929.  Surviving are a daughter-in -law, Mrs. Gross, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Gross had been affiliated with the Rome Hosiery Mill for 20 years, retiring several years ago. Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at the chapel of the Daniel Funeral Home with the Rev. L. C. Wells, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of East View Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include: Karl Dance, Bill Nelson, T. W. Freeman, Winston Freeman, D. B. Freeman and J. F. Freeman.

 

Mrs Rachel Guice
Rome News Tribune, Thursday June 28, 1956
Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Mrs. Rachel Guice, 41, of 315 West 10th St. died in a Rome hospital at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday following an extended illness.  Mrs. Guice was born in Bluffton, Ala., August 12, 1914, daughter of Mrs. Roxie Ray Berryhill and the late John Smith. She had been a resident of Rome and Floyd, County the greater part of her life. For the past 22 years, Mrs. Guice had operated a restaurant on West 10th Street. Her father died on July 1, 1933 and a sister Mrs. Darssie Mae McBurnett, died July 18, 1945.  Surviving Mrs. Guice are one son, Arthur Thomas Guice Jr. of Rome: the mother, Mrs. Berryhill, of Rome Route 6: and one sister, Mrs. Lillian Walters of Atlanta.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home.  The Rev. L. L. Coker of Chattanooga, will officiate. Interment will follow in the family lot of East View cemetery. The body will be at the residence, 314 West 10th St. until time for services.  Pallbearers include, Calvin Bryant, Donald Beard, John Addington, Arnold Stevens, Junior Penny and Herbert Shipley.  (Note* Daughter of John E. Smith and Roxie Ray Smith)

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