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Mrs. Lydia Ivey
Rome News Tribune Apr. 29, 1968
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Lydia Ivey, 78, of Cave Spring Rte. 2, died Sunday afternoon in a Rome hospital following several years of declining health.  Mrs. Ivey was born in Marshall County, Ala., May 12, 1889, living the past 13 years in Floyd County. She was a member of the Daily Street Baptist Church in Piedmont, Ala.  Mrs. Ivey is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Tom Pledger of Cave Spring and Mrs. J.A. Edwards of Rome; one step-son, Flavey Ivey of Piedmont, Ala., one step-daughter, Mrs. Cathryn Crosby of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Daisy Moore of Reno, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the South Side Baptist Church with the Revs. Bobby Green, Vance Jones and Howard Holcomb officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery. Grandsons will service as pallbearers. The body will be taken to the residence of a grandson, Jerold Pledger, of Morgan Road after 4 p.m. today to remain until the funeral hour.  Henderson- Frazier Funeral Home has charge of funeral arrangements.  (Note: died Apr. 28)

Mrs. Mary Jane Ivey

Submitted by ChristKlasing


Mrs. Mary Jane Ivey was born in Middle Tennessee, May 21st, 1826, she was the first child and daughter of Mr. James and Mrs. Delana Teaver; they moved near LaGrange, Troup county, Georgia, when she was but a small child, and were among the first settlers of that county. The Indians were then very plentiful in that section of the State and remained there for some time afterwards. 

WHO HER ANCESTORS WERE.
Her grandfather, Jacob Teaver, was born in Germany and came, to America while a young man, long before the Revolutionary war. He was engaged in the battle at Bunker's Hill in the year 1775. He lived to be quite old. died in his ninety-fourth year. Her grandmother was Rebecca Teaver, formerly Miss Rebecca Swancey. Her parents were born in Scotland. She herself, was born in England and came to America long before the Revolutionary war. Eight children were born to them, four of whom lived to be quite old; four of them died in their infancy.     Her grandfather, David Graham, was an American born. His parents were born in Ireland, they, too, came to America long before the Revolutionary war. He, David Graham, fought in the battle at Savannah, Georgia, in 1812, with Great Britain. He also lived to be quite old. Her grandmother, Mrs. Annie Graham, formerly Miss Annie .Buchanan, her parents were born in England, she, herself, was born in America. She came from a distinguished family, owing to their relationship, and was a niece of President Buchanan, who was President of the United States from 1857 to 1861.  Her father, Mr. James Teaver, was born in Virginia in 1800. He was a man who made many friends, always had the latch string on the outside to his friends, with that courtesy and hospitality for which the sons of old Virginia are so noted. He was also noted for his physical strength, energy and bravery. He raised sons who were soldiers through the Confederate army, sons who fell in defense of a principle, and who, despite defeat, have still won for themselves the homage of the civilized world. He died at his home near LaGrange, Troup county, Ga., in 1875, aged 75 years.  Her mother, Mrs. Delana Teaver, formerly Miss Delana Graham, was also born in Virginia in 1806. She was a woman of high culture and of a most lovable disposition, of high religious purpose and aspirations; a spiritually refined and beautiful character. She died at her home near LaGrange, Troup county, Ga., in the year 1863, age 57 years.  Twelve children were born to them, all of whom lived to be grown, those yet living are Mrs. Elizabeth E. Ivey, of Rome, Ga., Mr. John C. Teaver, of Plant City, Fla., Mrs. Ellen C. Crowder, of Plant City, Fla., Mr. Thomas Teaver, of near LaGrange, Troup county, Ga., who owns and lives on the old homestead place where he was born. Mrs. Mary Ivey, formerly Miss Mary Teaver, was married to Mr. Thomas Rhodes Ivey of Wilkes County, Ga., in July, 1853. His parents were Virginians by birth, they moved to Wilkes county, Ga., and were among the first settlers in that part of the state, where he was born and reared. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Alabama where they engaged in farming and were very successful and prospered until the war came on in 1861 between the states. In 1863 they sold all their property and stock for Confederate money, which proved to them a total loss. Afterwards moved to Columbia county, Ga., where his family resided until the close of the war, he being away from home and in the service of the Confederate army. After the close of the war, he returned home and was taken ill with fever, and after a long and lingering illness, died August 17th, 1865; leaving his widowed wife with a large family of children to support and educate. At the time when desolation had followed in the wake of armies, farming tools had been taken, cattle and provisions consumed, fences destroyed, seed was not to be had and almost no one had credit when credit had once been nearly universal. The harvest of death had left nothing but debts, and many land owners were without a dollar to pay taxes with. This was the deplorable condition of the entire country at this time.  Though we may say the deceased husband and father had always lived a just and righteous man; professing a faith in Christ, ever walking in the ways of His commandments.  The just man walketh in His integrity and his children are blessed after him. (Proverbs, x:7.)  For the promise is unto you and your children and to all that are afar off. (Acts, iv:39.)  The widow, the subject of this sketch, had many hardships and trials for the first few years of her widowhood, though she was possessed of a strong mind and very ambitious, yet gentle and kind in her manners, ever trusting in Providence to guide her.  Yet "Thou in thy manifold mercies, forsaketh them not in the wilderness, the pillar of cloud departed not from them by day to lead them in the way, neither the pillar of fire by night to show them light and the way wherein they should go." (Nehemiah, ix:19h.)
   In December, 1872,   she  moved  to  Rome, Ga., where she made this place her home the remaining years of her life, and as her children had grown up to be men and women, her burdens were made lighter for her and her life was more pleasure to her. She spending the greater part of her time in reading and cultivating and caring for a rare collection of flowers, both of which she was very fond of.  In May, 1900, she was taken ill, gradually growing worse until August 29th, 1900, when her sufferings were ended. She was a person of tact and energy, and yet of most lovable disposition, kind and helptul in her sympathies, patient and cheerful in her suffer-ings, of high religious purpose and aspirations, a spiritually refined and beautiful character, and whose influence was always elevating and inspiring. She died as she lived, with a sweet abiding trust in the unseen verities of truth and love.  The funeral services were held at her home No. 9 Brooks street, East Rome, Ga., at 3 p. m. August 30th, 1900. Dr. R. B. Headen, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating.

HYMN-"BOWER OF PRAYER"
To leave my dear friends, and with neighbors to part, And go from my home, it afflicts not my heart, Like thoughts of absenting myself for a day From that bless'd retreat where I've chosen to pray. Dear bower where the vine and the poplar have spread, And wove, with their branches, a roof o'er my head, How oft have I knelt on the evergreen there, And poured out my soul to my Savior in pray'r.  The early shrill tones of the loved nightingale That dwelt in my bower, I observed as my bell To call me to duty, while birds of the air Sang anthems of praises as I went to pray'r.  How sweet were the zephyrs, perfumed by the pine, The ivy, the balsam, the wild eglantine; But sweeter, ah! sweeter, superlative were The joys I have tasted in answer to pray'r.  For Jesus, my Savior, oft deign'd there to meet. And bless'd with his presence my humble retreat, Oft filled me with rapture and blessedness there, Inditing, in heaven's own language, my pray'r.  Dear bower, I must leave you and bid you adieu, And pay my devotions in parts that are new, For Jesus, my bavior, resides Ev'rywhere, And can, in all places give answer to pray'r.

PRAYER.
We pray thee, Oh Lord our heavenly Father, who through Jesus Christ hast revealed thy glory with unchanging faith in the con-fession of by name, blessed forever be thy mercy whereby thou hast called the nations of the earth from the shades of death, into the marvelous light of thy faith. We pray thee, Lord, to remember the soul of thy faithful servant departed, who has gone before us with the sign of faith and repose in the sweet sleep of peace, to the great and eternal glory and love of the Divine Master, and that thy voice may be remembered with them at the last day at thy right hand, and hear them say, "Come ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom, prepared for you from the foundation of the world."  Our Heavenly Father thou knowest our darkness, our weakness and our doubts. Have pity on us merciful father, and let the bright beams of thy eternal truth shine upon us, clear away the cloud of error and prejudice from before our eyes, and may we humbly submit to, and embrace with our whole hearts the teachings of thy truth. We beseech thee to have mercy upon  us and bring us to the knowledge and love of thy truth and let not our souls, we pray thee be shut   out from thy blessed told, unite us  to thyself  in the sacraments of thy love, and grant,   that partaking of the joys of this world   we   may come at last to the possessions of those eternal rewards which thou hast promised to all who do thy will.  Lord, make us thankful for  all thy goodness and through the merits   of thy most precious blood give us grace to suffer with true patience all the pains and afflictions of our agony, and that uniting them with thine we may be partakers of thy glory in paradise. May God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us to life everlasting, we ask in Christ, our Redeemer's name.-Amen.

HYMN-" JESUS, LOVER OF MY SOUL."
Jesus, lover of my soul,Let me to thy bosom fly; While the billows near me roll,While the tempest still is nigh, Hide me, O my Savior, hide,Till the storm of life is past; Safe into the haven guide,Oh, receive my soul at last.Other refuge have I none, Hangs my helpless soul on thee;Leave, oh, leave me not alone!Still support and comfort me. All rny trust on thee is stayed,All my help from thee I bring; Cover my defenseless headWith the shadow of thy wing.Thou, O Christ art all I want;
Boundless love in thee I find; Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,Heal the sick, and lead the blind. Just and holy is thy name,Prince of peace and righteousness Most unworthy Lord, I am;Thou art full of love and grace.Plenteous grace with thee is found,Grace to pardon all my sin; Let the healing streams abound,Make and keep me pure within. Thou of life the fountain art,Freely let me take of thee; Spring thou up within my heart,Rise to all eternity.

REMARKS, TEXT, ETC.
Text: Rev.,14th chapter, 13th verse, "And J heard a voice from Heaven saying unto me write, blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord, from henceforth yea, saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.The one whose death we mourn today may truly be said to rest from her labors, and we devoutly believe is blessed, she died in the Lord as she lived in His service. Her works are her crown. The latter years of her life were marked by infirmities so that she was unable to take active part in the work of the Master, yet she never lost interest in the cause of Christ, neither did her faith waver or her love wax cold.
The love of Christ was a theme upon which she loved to dwell and the prosperity of His cause was dear to her heart.Sister Ivey was born in May, 1826, and died in August, 1900, aged nearly seventy-five years.She joined the Baptist church in Troup county, Ga., in 1844, and for fifty-six years lived a devoted, consistent member of the church. Many of these years were full of trials and hardships, but her faith never wavered, the darker her days the brighter was her faith; she leaned in childlike faith, upon the promise: "As thy days so shall thy strength be."  In 1853 Sister Ivey was married in Troup county, near LaGrange, Ga. Her husband was also a devoted Christian, being an ordained deacon of Roanoke church, Barbour county Ala., for eleven years; he served the Lord as a trusted officer in his church. He was also a soldier in the Confederate army, and at the time of his death was postmaster at Seale Station, Ala.  In 1865 Sister Ivey was left a widow with the burden of a helpless family on her hands, she was left with eight small children to rear and educate. Often she has told me of her struggles, the scarcity of money, trials and hardships, though she never lost faith in God's love and power to help. How well and no-bly she performed the task that Providence committed to her hand, we all know; all but two of her children are here today to mourn her loss and pay the sincere tribute of filial affection to her memory. They rise up with one accord and call her blessed. The oldest of her children well remember her struggles in their behalf and embalm her memory in the richest love of their hearts. Truly she was their best friend, and so impressed them with the beauty and strength of her own character and life that their own lives were a pleasure to her as she saw in them illustrated the fruits of her loving crowns. Her life and labors well illustrate the thought of the old Jewish proverb-that as God could not be every where, therefore He made mothers. It is blasphemous in one sense, but it teaches in a striking way, the value of mothers. The world owes a debt which it can never pay to mothers.  God bless the true Christian mothers in our land who have reared and given to society children that may well be termed treasures. Sister Ivey was not only a strong character a true Christian, but possessed a refine-ment of nature that is beautifully illustrated in the flowers which she cultivated and loved so much. Flowers are nature's pets, and no one but a beautiful soul can love and care for them as our sister did for these all around us today. My dear friends, you who mourn a mother's death, tell me what more could children ask when they come to lay a loved one away. She died in the Lord with her life's work well done, her pilgrimage length-ened out beyond the threescore and ten years, the appointed years of man, like a shock of corn fully ripened, as illustrated by the golden sheaf of wheat which lies before us.    She has been gathered for the garners in the sky.  Nature bids you weep over the parting from one so dear, but you have no cause to mourn. She sweetly rests from her labors. God grant that children, grandchildren and friends may follow in her footsteps, live Christian lives, serve the God she served and ever loving the God she loved.

HYMN-"I WOULD NOT LIVE ALWAY,"
I would not live alway: I ask not to stay Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way: The few lurid morning's that dawn on us here, Are enough for life's woes,  full enough for its cheer. I would not live alway; no, welcome the tomb, Since Jesus hath lain there, I dread not its gloom; There sweet be my rest, till He bid me arise, To hail Him in triumph descending the skies. Who, who would live alway, away from his God,- Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode, Where the rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright plains, And the noontide of glory eternally reigns : Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet, Their Savior and brethren, transported to greet; While the anthems of rapture, unceasingly roll, And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul.

PRAYER
Our Heavenly Father, we again bow our-selves before thee in humble prayer. Oh Lord we beseech thee to have mercy upon us and teach us thy sacred truths by the prophets and apostles and grant that we may so im-prove by their doctrine and examples in the love of thy holy name, that we may shew forth by our lives, whose disciples we are, and that we no longer follow the corrupt inclinations of flesh and blood, but master all our passions that we may be ever directed by thy light and strengthened by thy grace, to walk in the ways of thy commandments, and to serve thee with clean hearts according to thy Father's will, who hast declared unto the world the message of the gospel, grant that we may re-ceive it into our minds, embrace in in our wills, preserve it in our memories, and practice it in our lives. Our heavenly Father, we com-mend thy children to thee, be thou their God and Father, and mercifully supply whatsoever is wanting, strengthen them to overcome the corruptions of the world and resist the solicit-ations of evil, pour thy grace into their hearts and confirm and multiply in them the gifts of thy holy spirit that they may daily grow in grace and be admitted to the unspeakable joys of our true home in heaven. Oh Lord hear us in our prayer, and afford the sweet-ness of thy comforts to thine afflicted servants and remove according to thine accustomed mercy, the heavy burden of their calamities. Our Father, we need thy grace, we need a double portion of thy grace to understand the mystery of thy dealings with us. We need the everlasting arms of God's love around us to give the sense of comfort that God only, can give to his children. We need the rev-elation of divine will to shine through the midst of the darkness of earthly sorrow, as the sunlight broke through the darkness of eternal chaos in the beginning, bringing to the light ot the knowledge ot the glory of God, in the face of thy son, Jesus Christ, and now, Father, for each and every one of us here, we pray thee that this dispensation of thy Providence may indeed teach us so to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Grant that we remember how un-certain is life at all times, and how dependent we are on God, and we beseech thee that in the midst of this darkness and trouble we may learn, as thou wouldst have us to know, the lesson of life, and may God have mercy upon us and forgive us our sins and bring us to life everlasting, world without end.-Amen.
Services concluded at the grave where a large number of relatives and friends were gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom so many loved and respected.


TRIBUTE OF RESPECT TO MRS. MARY JANE IVEY, OF EAST ROME, GA.
Who was born May 21st, 1826, and departed this life August 29th, 1900, aged 75 years. The writer of this sketch knew her well, and as her friend and neighbor twenty years, de-sires to pay this tribute of respect to her memory.  As Miss Mary Jane Teaver, she joined the Baptist church at Long Cane, Troup county, Ga., and at the time of her death was a mem-ber of the First Baptist church of Rome, Ga., thus for fifty-six years she served the divine Master, walking well and truly in His ap-pointed ways through trials and hardships that only a widow with eight children can know.  In 1853 she was married to Mr. Thomas Rhodes Ivey at her home near LaGrange; Ga. He was ordained a deacon of the Roanoke Baptist church in Barbour County, Ala., in 1853. he served the deaconship eleven years, purchasing for himself a good degree and great boldness in the faith. He served his country in the Confederate States army in the capacity assigned to him until the close of the war. He died August 17th, 1865. His widow, the subject of this sketch, was left alone with eight little children to battle for in a cold, unfeeling world, and her country impoverished by the war, and that she battled well, the womanhood and the manhood of eight children God gave to her care, does fully attest. Two sons and five daughters yet live as monuments to her high Christian character and mother's care. The fatherhood of man attests no higher degree of kinship with God than does the motherhood of wo-man. Her youngest daughter, Mrs. Mittie A. Anderson, died May the 3rd, 1883. Those yet living are: Dr. James E. Ivey, of Rome, Ga.  Mrs. G. A. Lloyd, of Meridian, Miss.  Mr. Chas. T. Ivey, of Montgomery, Ala.  Mrs. N. A. Klaising, of Rome, Ga.  Mrs. L. A. Lloyd, of Brunswick, Ga.  Mrs. W. H. Davidson, of  Tuscaloosa, Ala.  Mrs. Geo. W. Crumley, of Rome, Ga.  All these, her children, except one, were with her during her last illness and death and showed great devotion. Her oldest son, Dr. James E. Ivey, who made his home with her and cared for her, is truly commendable. With her life's fitful dream is o'er, she has completed life's work and gone to Him who has already said to her, "Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter thou unto the joy of thy Lord."  On the 29th day of August, 1900, her peaceful soul winged its way to the God who gave it, and the next day her frail and wasted body was carried to Myrtle Hill cemetery, her family burying ground, followed by children, grandchildren, loving friends and neighbors. Her grave was literally lined with flowers that she loved so much while living, and the mound of earth above her body was covered with roses, and there in this embowered bed may she sweetly sleep until resurrection warns thee to awake and live forever amid the perpetual flowers of paradise.
JOB. B. PATTON. TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.  One of the brightest stars that ever threw its soft radiance over a home circle has just been eclipsed in the dark shadows of the tomb; one of the sweetest voices that ever made vocal the hearts of a home circle with sentiments of kindness, has been hushed into the long dreamless sleep of death.  But that star shines with additional lustre over the beautiful plains of New Jerusalem, and that voice has gained additional sweet-ness as it mingles with the voices of the angels, as they cause the heavenly hills to reverberate with the everlasting chorus, "Glory to God in the Highest."  Mrs. Mary Jane Ivey, the widow of Mr. Thomas Rhodes Ivey', and daughter of James and Delana Teaver, was born in Middle Tennessee, May 21st, 1826, and died at her home, No. 9 Brooks street, East Rome, Ga,., August 29th, 1900. The attendance at her funeral, preached by Dr. R. B. Headen, pastor First Baptist church, of which she was a member for nearly a half century.   The evening of her funeral was an unmistakable evidence of the high esteem in which she was held by the community of every age and class.
But the more intimately she was known the more highly she was appreciated, for modesty was one of her characteristics.  She was a good neighbor, true under all cir-cumstances. 8he was a devoted, loving and indulgent mother, ever making the home cheerful with her smiles of love and tender-ness, so much so that one contemplating her beautiful life involuntarily thought of what the great geologist said, after making investigations of the laws of nature, that as the silent unseen atmosphere is more powerful in its effects upon the earth's surface than a sweeping cyclone, so the silent, unseen, but ever strong influence growing out of her ten-derness was more powerful than the most eloquent pleading of a harsh nature.  No one who ever visited her during her long and painful illness could fail to be impressed with her kindness.  Her suffering was long, but she bore it most patiently and cheerfully. We sorrow and rejoice for our deceased friend, sorrow that we shall see her sweet face no more, and no more enjoy communion with her sweet spirit, but we rejoice that the memory of her life and example lingers in our hearts like sweet odors, and that her spirit rests in peace.  To her bereaved children and relatives we extend our most sincere sympathy, praying that they may follow her example and admonition.  ONE WHO LOVED HER.  End note, apparently written by Mrs. Teaver's sister.  T. J. Teaver was borned (sic) June 7th 1848 - died Jan 15th 1933.
Jake Teaver was borned (sic) Dec 5th 1827, died Feb 2nd 1863. Uncle Jake died (2) yrs after the war started in a government hospital at Vicksburg, Miss. He was buried in the Confederacy cemetery there in Vicksburg Miss. He and Uncle John went through the (4) yrs of Civil War. Uncle John is buried at Plant City Fla. My daddy T. J. was drafted at 16 yrs old - got as far as Atlanta when Sherman came through - the war ended.


 

 Homer E Jackson Sr

Daily Citizen News (December 1894)
Submitted by Gary Harbin.

Mr. Homer E. Jackson, Sr., 78, of Route 2, Chatsworth, died Sunday afternoon at one o'clock in the Hamilton Memorial Hospital. he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lois Hampton Jackson of Chatsworth; two daughters, Mrs. Maurine Hawkins of Chatsworth and Mrs. Louise Keown of Chattanooga; two sons, J. P. Jackson of Cleveland, Georgia and Homer E. Jackson, Jr. of Chattanooga, Tennessee; one sister, Mrs. Mebia Lambert of Panama City, Florida; eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

 

 

John D. Jackson

John D. Jackson Rites Set for Wednesday
Submitted by Melanie Pickus

John D. Jackson, 226 Atlanta Street, died at his home Monday after having been ill for a year. Jackson was born in Floyd county in 1885 and lived in Cedartown about 51 years. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church for 35 years.  Funeral services will be hels Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the West Avenue Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Black of the Rockmart Baptist church, the Rev. Lamar Cherry, pastor of the West Avenue Methodist Church, and the Rev. Buddy York officiating. Interment will be in the family lot of the Greenwood cemetery with Lee Borders Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Robert Carroll, Howell Campbell, Milton Young, D. B. Young, Cecil Floyd and J. B. Jackson.  Those surviving Mr. Jackson are his wife, the former Miss Sally Campbell; two sons, Thomas W. Jackson, in the Army; and John D. Jackson, Jr., of Long Beach California; three daughters, Mrs. Lester Adams, of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Mrs. Arthur Smith and Miss Estelle Jackson, of Cedartown; four brothers, F. S. Jackson, of Birmingham; Clarence Jackson, Clyde Jackson and Sim Jackson, all of Cedartown; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Hudgins, of Buchanan, and stepmother, Mrs. T. S. Young, of Cedartown.

 

 

Mrs Mary Jamison

Rome Tribune-Herald Saturday, September 30, 1911
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. Mary Jamison died Friday morning in Bartow county at 3:30. She was 67 years old and leaves two sons and three daughters. The funeral will be held at the residence today and the interment will be in the Jamison cemetery.

 

Mrs Stella Ella Jenkins
Submitted by James Likens

Mrs Stella Ella Jenkins, 90, 210 Park Street, Lindale, died Tuesday in a Rome rest home following an extended illness.  She was born in Floyd County on 29 Oct 1885, daughter of the late John W. and Florence Cargle Carpenter. Her husband, the late John Jenkins, died in December 1962. She was a retired employee of the WestPoint Pepperell Manufacturing Co and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday at the Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs Amos Mashburn and Bob Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in the East View Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 pm until 2 pm Thursday.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Laura Sims, Lindale, Mrs. Vera West, Rome; two sons David Jenkins and John S. Jenkins, both of Rome; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Emorhy, Lindale, eight grand children, five great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers are Herbert Warren, Hugh Hubbard, Carl Walker, Ray Ott, Leroy Phelps, Cecil Cannon, Grady Abney, Horace Kennington, A.J. Wheeler and Bill Wheeler.  The family will receive friends at the Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home from 7 until 9 pm today.

 

 

A R Johnson

Rome News Tribune Oct. 4, 1967
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Funeral services for A. R. Johnson 75, Old Summerville Road, Rome Rte 1, who died unexpectedly Monday, were held at 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church with the Revs. Horace Stewart and Arnold Mount officiating. Interment was at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Johnson had been a resident of Floyd County his entire life and was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church, the Men's Bible Class, church choir and the Board of Deacons. At the time of his death, Mr. Johnson was an employee of O'Neill Manufacturing Co. His wife, the former Miss Emma Lee Boggs, died Jan. 16, 1967.  Jennings Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.  (Note: died Oct. 2)

 

 

Mrs Alice Johnson

Rome Tribune-Herald; March 3, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. Alice Johns, aged 36 years, died yesterday at Milledgeville, Georgia. Her relatives in Rome are Mrs. George Sharp and Mrs. B.B. Jones, the former her sister and the latter her niece. Besides the decedent's husband, there are surviving her four children, two boys and two girls--Henry, James, Eunice and Ruby--her father, D.W. McIntosh, and four sisters. Besides Mrs. Sharp, the others are Miss Maggie McIntosh, Mrs. R.G. Womack and Miss Dottie McIntosh. Mrs.Johns was a member of the North Broad Baptist church and an estimable and well-loved woman.

 

Azzie Lee Barnes Johnson

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


Mrs. Azzie Lee Barnes Johnson, 80, 7 South Hughes St. died Tuesday morning at the residence following a six-month illness.  She was born in Bartow County Feb. 11, 1897, daughter of the late Henry and Frances Adams Barnes. She had resided most of her life in Floyd County and was a member of West Rome Baptist Church and the TEL Sunday School class. Prior to her retirement she was employed with Harper Manufacturing Co. Her husband Clinton A. Johnston, died in 1966.  Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Glenn Eddy, Towanda, Penn., Mrs. Turner Youngblood, Frances Johnston and Mrs. Lindsey Rush, Rome and Mrs. Charles Duke, Douglasville; one son Fred Raymond Johnston, Rome, eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in Talley Brothers Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Russell Head officiating.  Interment will be in Connasena Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Randy Robinson, Red Byrd, Tom Strickland, Otis Parker, Maurice Newman, Bill Hall, Lamar Ross and Lawrence Wilkins.   The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. At other times they will be at the residence.
 

 

Mrs. Emma Lee Johnson
Rome News Tribune January 17, 1967
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Emma Lee Johnson, 68, of 209 Ross St. died at 7:30 p.m. Monday in a Rome hospital following an illness of several months, her condition having been serious for three weeks.  She was born in Floyd County March 30, 1898, daughter of the late Lindsey and Martha Tolbert Boggs and had resided here her entire life. She was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church, Bessie Myrick Bible Class, the WMU and the church choir.  Survivors include her husband, Aaron Richmond Johnson, to whom she was married Dec. 14, 1916; two sons, Ralph Johnson, Rome and C.M. Sgt. Ramond Johnson, stationed in Samsun, Turkey; one daughter, Mrs. James (Nell) Casuey, Rome Rte. l; one brother H.F. (Bud) Boggs, Rome; and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church with the Revs. Arnold Mount and James O. Crabb officiating. Interment will be in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  The body will remain at the funeral home and the family will receive friends there from 7 until 9 p.m. today. At other hours the family will be at the residence of the daughter, Mrs. James Causey, on the Old Summerville Road. On Wednesday the body will be removed to the church to lie in state from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour.  Pallbearers include Dean Johnson, Robert Duke, James Cordle, Smith Willingham, T. G. Miller and H. P. Hardin.  (Note: died Jan. 16)


 

Mrs. Eunice Nichols Johnson
Rome News Tribune November 11, 2005

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Eunice Nichols Johnson, age 95, of Chulio Road, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 10, 2005 in a local health care facility. Mrs. Nichols (should be Johnson) was born in Floyd County of the late L. J. and Neelie Branton Nichols. She was a homemaker and a farmer and a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Spencer Jackson Johnson on April 24, 1987, by a sister, Evie Carroll, and by a brother, Rufus Nichols.
Survivors include two sons, Wade Johnson, and his wife, Charlotte, of Atlanta and Max Johnson, and his wife, Gail of Rome; two sisters, Alice Wilbanks of Rome, and Ruby Littlejohn of Rome; six grandchildren, Jacquie Johnson Tyre of Atlanta, Angela Johnson Thurmond of Atlanta, Wynn Johnson of Coral Springs, Fla., Cindy Boling of Rome, Cheryl Weldon of Atlanta and Suzanne Kiefer of Sugar Hill; 13 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Adams will officate with her grand children delivering eulogies.  Interment will follow in the family lot in Spring Creek Cemetery. \par The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the service hour. At other hours, they may be contacted at each of their respective residences.  Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers and are requested to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of funeral arrangements.

 

 

Mrs. Jennie A. Johnson

Rome News Tribune December 11, 1980
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Jennie A. Johnson, 79, 318 West Fifth St. died suddenly Tuesday night at her residence. Mrs. Johnson was born in Cherokee County, Ala, July 30, 1901, daughter of the late Rawdy and Lou Abrams Nichols. She resided most of her life in Floyd County and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was associated with West Point Pepperell Mills for several years. Her husband, Hobart Joseph Johnson, died Jan. 27, 1978, a son, Herman Joseph Johnson, and a daughter, Martha Ann Johnson died earlier. Survivors are one son, Bill Johnson, Rome, one sister, Mrs. M. O. Shiflett, Cedartown, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Talley Brothers Funeral Home with the Revs. Bobby Moore and Charles Edens officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery.  Pallbearers are David Johnson, Doyal and J.R. Grant, Jim Carroll, James Ayers and Ralph Helton.  (note: died Dec. 9, 1980)

 

 

Lillian Johnson

Rome Tribune-Herald, Tuesday, January 18, 1916
Johnson Child Dies; Burial Wednesday

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Lillian, the 6-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Johnson, of 216 Park Avenue,after a several week's serious illness, died Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The funeral will be held from the residence Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, and the interment will follow in the Lindale cemetery.  [Card of Thanks: Jan 23, 1916 from Mr. and Mrs. Will Johnson on death of their child]
 

 

Mrs. Mary Dawson Johnson
Rome News Tribune November 4, 1968
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Mary Dawson Johnson, 1806 Maple St. died Saturday evening at her residence after a long illness. She was born in Bartow County, May 3, 1879, daughter of the late Tom and Jennie Nichols Dawson. She had been a resident of Floyd County for 43 years. She was a member of the Hollywood Baptist Church. Surviving are five daughters, Misses Arrie and Mable Johnson, Mrs. George Ogles and Mrs. Dewey Lumpkin, all of Rome and Mrs. Raymond Bennett, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla; two sons, Mark and Hugh Johnson of Rome; one brother, Bogus Dawson of Kingston; 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held today at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home with the Revs. Ralph Dingler and Charles Evans officiating. \par Interment was to follow in Cross Roads Cemetery. Pallbearers included Downey Ogles, Henry Ogles, Bob Kerce, Walter Johnson, James Scott and Charles Tucker.


 

Jno A Johnson

Rome Courier January 10, 1882
Death of Jno. A. Johnson

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mr. Jno. A. Johnson, who departed this life at his home in Floyd county last Sunday morning, was born in Elbert county, Ga. March 28, 1818. His father moved with his family to Cass county, when the subject of this notice was quite young. In 1846 Mr. Johnson moved to Floyd county and has been a citizen of this county from that date. He was a man of remarkable traits of character. Possessed of wonderful executive abilities, he managed his affairs-domestic and financial- with great success. In his family obedience was secured without harshness and on his farms authority was asserted without cruelty, and the utmost respect was won without any effort to rule. His influence grew out of his silent force of charcter which was the embodiment of truthfulness and charity. In his friendship he was ardent, but discriminating, always manifesting a high appreciation of merit, and recognizing with tender sympathy all efforts at progress and improvement among his acquaintances. To the poor, and to those who needed favor to be shown them he was ready with a benevolent spirit and a liberal hand. His reverence for God and His commandments was genuine, as often evidenced by his conduct in life. Personal interest could not induce him to disregard the authority of God or the rights of his fellow-men. He was one of nature's noblemen who took delight in being useful to others- useful by giving information and counsel to those who were less informed than himself, useful by setting an example of industry, economy, honesty and integrity to engage the confidence and challenge the emulation of others, useful by going in and out before his family the type of a gentleman well worthy the aspiration of his sons and winning the admiration of his daughters. He was indeed a useful man, and his family, neighborhood and county will long feel that his loss is irreparable. His successful life and spotless character will be preserved in the recollection of the rising generation as incentives to purity and tenderness in the domestic circle, to benevolence and chartiy towards those who may be helpless or dependent.  Truly Floyd county has lost one of her best citizens, his neighborhood one of her most reliable members, while his family mourn a model husband and father. Honor to his memory and peace to his ashes. A FRIEND  In another column: The friends of John A. Johnson and family are invited to attend his funeral from Mizpah Church, near his late residence at 11 o'clock today. (Note: buried at Mizpah UMC cemetery. His first wife, Mary A. and his second wife, Sarah Elizabeth, and some of his children are buried there also. The Johnson School of Floyd County was first started on the plantation of John A. Johnson)

 

 

Lillian Johnson

Rome Tribune-Herald, Tuesday, January 18, 1916
Johnson Child Dies; Burial Wednesday

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Lillian, the 6-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Johnson, of 216 Park avenue,after a several week's serious illness, died Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The funeral will be held from the residence Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, and the interment will follow in the Lindale cemetery. [Card of Thanks: Jan 23, 1916 from Mr. and Mrs. Will Johnson on death of their child]
 

 

Mrs M J Johnson

Rome Tribune-Herald, Sunday, April 3, 1910
Lindale Knights of Pythias Pass Resolutions of Sympathy for Henry Johnson upon the Death of His Mother
Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God in his wise providence to call Mrs. M.J. Johnson, the mother of our brother Harry Johnson, to higher clime and nobler living, still the parting of dear ones and especially the going of a devoted and lovable mother mantles us in gloom and pains out hearts.  On the 25th day of January, 1845, Mrs. Johnson first caught the gleam of light. Early in life she decided to live for God and became a member of the Methodist church. Her sufferings were intense but she bore them with patience and christian fortitude.  On the 9th day of March, 1910, after the sun had dispelled the sable shades of night, kissed away the morning dews shot athwart, his resplendant rays lightning up the deep blue seas of heaven, God sent his messenger from the realms of the elysium fields to the home of our brother and bade his mother go hence.She answered the call, she was ready. "I am going to Heaven." were the parting words.  The Rev. Mr. Cantrell conducted the last sad rites and Mrs. Johnson was lovingly laid to rest to await the resurrection.  Her gentle spirit was born away on the pinions of angels to Paradise to dwell with God. She left her children a rich legacy, one that out shines all the gold and diamonds, an untarnished character.  "To dwell in peace, with home affections bound, To know the sweetness of a mother's voice, To feel the spirit of her love around,  And in the blessing of her eye rejoice [illegible] love. Our brother who feels the blow so keenly we would say, Look! there is a rift in the cloud and beyond it is all sunshine. "And with the morn those angels faces smile,  Which I have loved long since, and dost awhile."  Resolved, That the Lindale Lodge No. 110 K.of P. extend to our beloved brother our deepest sympathies in the loss of his precious mother, and pray that his Knightly life be as true as his mother's was queenly. Resolved second, That a copy of these resolutions be furnished our brother and a copy be spread upon our minutes.  Marshall G. Ledford, Howell E. Newton, Frank L. Sammons, Committee on Resolutions


 

Raymond G. Johnson
Rome News Tribune July 1, 2002

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Raymond G. Johnson, CMSgt, USAF Retired, age 82, of 485 Clements Road N.E. Adairsville, died early Saturday morning at a local hospital following a lengthy illness. A native of Rome and Floyd County, Chief Johnson was born Oct. 8, 1919, a son of the late Aaron R. and Emma Lee A Bogs Johnson. He entered the military service in September 1941, and served with the U.s. Army Air Force during World War II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He later retired as Chief Master Sergeant in September, 1969, with 26 total years of service. As a result of his outstanding service, Chief Johnson was the recipient of the bronze star medal, the air medal and the Purple Heart for wounds he received during his service in Korea. Chief Johnson returned to Rome and was employed as a supervisor and lab technician with Trend Mills until he retired from his second career. A dedicated church member and choir member of the First Baptist Church of Rome, he loved to garden and work with wood. Chief Johnson was a former member of the Rome Breakfast Optimist Club, a member of American Legion Post 5 and the "Purple Heart Association". He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruby Nell Causey. He is survived by his wife, Mae Anna O'Neal Johnson, a son and daughter-in-law, Alice and Chris Walker of Gay, Ga; a brother, Ralph Johnson of Rome; a step-daughter, Myra Hunter of Rome, three granddaughters, two great- grandsons, a stepgrandson, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Chief Johnson will be this afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Rome with Dr. Joel Snider and Dr. Floyd Roebuck officiating. Interment will follow at the family gravesite in Floyd Memory Gardens. Military graveside rites will be under the direciton of the Honor Guard of Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post 5. Chief Johnson will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour. The following gentlemen are asked to serve as pallbearers and should meet at the church today at l:40 p.m.: Dr. Tom Lagow, Bill Willis, Bill Pass, Bill Knight, Charles Lee and David Wright. Services for CMSgt Raymond G. Johnson, USAF Retired are under the directions of the Jennings Funeral Home-Heritage Chapel.

Frank R. Johnston
Rome News Tribune January 21, 1972
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Frank Raymond Johnston, 76, of Cave Spring Rd., died Thursday in a Rome hospital. He had been in declining health for the past three years, his condition having been critical for the past three days.  Johnston was born in Floyd County on April 26, 1895, son of the late Miles and Clara Hall Johnston. He was educated in the public schools here and prior to his retirement because of ill health, was engaged as a carpenter and builder.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois Barnes Johnston, Rome; nine daughters, Mrs. Glen Eddy, of Tonawanda, Pa., Mrs. Turner Youngblood, Miss Frances Johnston, Mrs. Lindsey Rush, Mrs. Wilma Casey, Mrs. Georgia Worthington and Miss Genise Johnston, all of Rome, Mrs. Charles Duke, Douglasville, and Mrs. Martha Roberts, Armuchee; one son, Fred Raymond Johnston, of Wilmington, N.C.; four sisters, Mrs. L. M. Johnston, Green Cove Springs, Fla.; Mrs. S.M. Frye and Mrs. L.P. Wright, both of Rome, and Mrs. J.W. Walters, Palm Beach, Fla.; one brother, Miles Johnston of Rome; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Oakland Cemetery.  (Note: died Jan. 20)

Fred Raymond Johnston

Rome News Tribune December 2, 1991
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Fred Raymond Johnston, 56, of 101 Bollen Drive died Sunday morning. Mr. Johnson was born in Floyd County June 8, 1935, son of the late Frank Raymond Johnston and Azzie Lee Barnes Johnston. He had been a resident of Floyd County for the past seven years, moving here from Florida.  He was a member of the Lawrence Wilkins Sunday School Class and the West Rome Baptist Church. He was a veteran of Korean and Vietnam conflicts having served with the Navy. Before retirement in January of 1990, Mr. Johnston was self-employed as a carpenter and painter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Vinyard Johnston, Sept. 5, 1991, to whom he was married June 29, 1980.  Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Eddy, Towanda, Pa., Mrs. Mildred Youngblood, Frances Johnston and Geraldine Rush, all of Rome, Sara Duke, Douglasville; nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Connesena Cemetery in Bartow County with Dr. Wayne Styres officiating.  (Note: died Dec. 1)

 


Mrs. Lois Barnes Johnston
Rome News Tribune Nov. 2, 2005

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Lois Barnes Johnston, age 91, of 2 Three Mile Road, died Monday morning, Oct. 31, 2005 in a local hospital.  Mrs. Johnston was born in the Barnsley Gardens area of Bartow County on Jan. 25, 1914, to the late "N.J." Barnes and Minnie Mae Lanham Barnes. While growing up in this area, she was a seamstress for Addie Sailor, heir to the Barnsley Estate. Mrs. Johnston was a member of the Blue Pond Baptist Church. She was a dedicated and loving daughter who took charge of her mother. Mrs. Johnston was remembered as a great cook and "mother hen" to all those she knew and loved. She was preceded in death not only by her parents, but her husband, Frank Johnston, and two sisters, Sarah Darnell and Frances Branton.  Mrs. Johnston is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma and Luke Casey of Silver Creek, Georgia Worthington of Shannon, Martha and Bobby Roberts of Lindale and Genise and Wayne Shelly of Rome; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Franklin Barnes of Rome; and two sisters and brother-in-law, Dorothy Bowen of Rome, and Audrey and Milton Langham of Kingston. Several nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services for Mrs. Johnston will be held today in the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home with her son-in-law, Wayne Shelly, officiating. Interment will follow in the Blue Pond Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home. At other hours the family will receive in the home of Martha and Bobby Roberts, 316 Flora Ave.  Pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. today and include Wayne Shelly, Mike Worthington, Brian Worthington, Mark Roberts, Lindsey Madden, Brian Lee, and Stafford McPherson.  Special thanks to all friends and family for their love and support of Lois. She will be missed.
 

 

Mrs. Polly Ann Johnston

From The Hustler Of Rome GA. Friday October 5, 1894
Death At Nannie: Mrs. Polly A. Johnston Died Yesterday Evening

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Mrs. Polly Ann Johnston wife, of Alexander Johnston a prosperous farmer of Nannie passed away yesterday evening. She had been ill only a few days, but the end was not unexpected. Mrs. Johnston was 58 years of age and leaves a husband several children to mourn her demise. She was an aunt of Policeman Joe Johnston. She was a good woman, and had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for many years. The remains will be buried tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in Friendship cemetery at Pinson station.

 

 

Mr. Arthur Shamblin Jones

19 December 1997

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. Arthur Shamblin Jones, age 87, passed away December 30, 1997. Mr. Jones was born June 15, 1910 in Bluffton, Ala., but raised in Rome. He retired from the U. S. Civil Service in 1978 as Comptroller of the Language School at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Columbus, and was a Mason. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas L. Jones and Alpha Billingsley; and wife, Ruth Hamrick Jones. He is survived by Ann Simpson, of Decatur, Jackie Jones, Atlanta, Richard Jones, of Jonesborough, Tommy Jones, Rome, and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 1, 1998 at 11 a.m., in Northview Cemetery, Cedartown, with the Rev. Frank Mann, Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Columbus, officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
 

 

Mrs. Cleo Beatrice Jones

Rome News Tribune April 11, 1975
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Cleo Beatrice Jones, 45, of Turner Chapel Road, died Thursday afternoon following a brief illness.  She was born in Lindale March 9, 1930, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Allen of Rome. She had been associated with Marglen Industries, Inc. a member of the Turner Chapel Baptist Church, and had resided in Rome her entire life. On Jan. 12, 1951, she was married to Edward Lee Jones who survives. Survivors other than her widower include two daughters, Mrs. James A. Cochran and Miss Linda Jones, both or Rome; two sons, Joe and Eddie Jones, both of Rome; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Allen of Rome; two brothers, Lewis Allen of Rome and Herman Lloyd Allen of Cedar Key, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs Maggie Smith of Silver Creek, Miss Nancy Jo Allen of Rome, and Mrs. Carol Edwards of Forrest Park; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Turner Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. John Crowe and C. L. Curry officiating. Interment will be in the East View Cemetery. Pallbearers will include David Allen, Tommy Jones, Allen Cameron, Kenneth Bell, Wendell Morris, and Gregg Allen. Honorary pallbearers will include Ralph Clark, John Burns, Tommy Mathis, William Worley, Dudly and Lang Sprinlin, Buford Ingram, Michael Moris and Jim Erwin. The body will lie in state at the residence of Clifford Jones on the Turner Chapel Road from Friday afternoon until 2 p.m. Saturday when it will be carried to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour. Talley Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Dr William D. Jones
The following notice appeared in the Rome Weekly Courier, Rome, GA,
Wednesday morning, Dec. 20, 1876
Submitted by Barbara Allen


It is with sincere regret and sorrow we are called upon to chronicle the death of Dr. William D. Jones, an old and much respected citizen of this county, who departed this life on Thursday last, at the residence of his son, Robt. D. Jones, some nine miles above the city, at the advanced age of 76.  The Doctor was born and raised in Greenville County, N. C. and graduated at Chapel Hill, N. C., was class mate graduated with ex-President James K. Polk and his brother Leonidas L. Polk, after which he moved to West Tennessee where he lived many years, beloved, and respected as an honest and upright man by all who knew him.  He moved to this country some years ago where he has enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who formed his acquaintance. He was a brother-in-law of the late Judge Lewis D. Burwell and father-in-law of Captain Samuel M. May of this city. He was an acceptable member of the Methodist Church, and of the Masonic Fraternity. Was a kind and affectionate husband, indulgent father, good neighbor, and a law-abiding citizen, one who possessed a heart that felt for others' woes, and did all in his power to alleviate their distress by administering to their wants wherever and whenever they presented themselves. He was a man of more than ordinary intellect, but was one who was reserved, and preferred to remain as a private citizen and remain quietly on his farm and at home in the bosom of his family although often solicited to take a part in the public affairs of the county. We do not intend this as an obituary, we leave that for an abler pen, as we feel our inability to do his memory justice. He has gone to his rest to receive the reward his long and useful life merited. To his afflicted and aged widow, children and relatives we tender our sincere sympathies."

 

Oscar Donal Jones

Rome News Tribune February 16, 1960
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Funeral services for Oscar Donal Jones, 22, of Brice Station, Silver Creek, Rte. 1 who was killed Sunday near Aragon in an automobile-train accident, were to be held at 4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Willard Willis and the Rev. J. L. Bing, pastor of the Mountain View Church, officiating. Interment was to follow in the family lot in Pleasant Hope Cemetery.  Mr. Jones was born May 15, 1937, son of Claude E. and Erie Luanne Barnes Jones. He had been a resident of Silver Creek the greater part of his life and was a member of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.

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