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Mrs. Maudie Kay
Rome News Tribune Feb. 5, 1973

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Maudie Lee Kay, 77 of Redmond Circle died Saturday in a Rome nursing home following an illness of several months.  Mrs. Kay was born in Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 22, 1896, the daughter of the late W. A. and Elizabeth Jones Wood. Prior to moving to Rome, she had resided in Ft. Worth, Texas for several years.
She was a member of the Roland Hills Baptist Church of Ft. Worth. She was married to the late John M. Kay on Oct. 12, 1949. He died Feb. 10, 1966.
Survivors include two brothers, Paul Wood of Sumiton, Ala., and J.C. Wood of New Orleans, La.; three sisters, Mrs. W. A. Brooks, Mrs. Bonnie Jackson and Mrs. Claude Goode, all of Birmingham, Ala.; two half brothers Donald and Bryant Wood of Birmingham.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Revs. Anthony Kay and Howard Holcomb officiating. Interment was in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Kay, Jack Petty, Buddy Crider, Clarence Davis, Clyde Richey and George Jackson.  The family is at the residence of a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. Turner Jackson on Troutman Road.


 

John Kennemore

Rome Tribune-Herald, Saturday, January 22, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

John Kennemore, one of the most familiar characters among the colored young men of Rome, died at the home of his niece, Lula Johnson, No. 12 Gibbons street, early last Wednesday morning and was buried in the West Rome cemetery Thursday afternoon.

 

 

Mrs. Rosie Fountain Kerce

Rome New Tribune, Sunday, Feb. 18, 1973
Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Mrs. Rosie Fountain Kerce, 69, of Wayside Road, Kingston, Rt.1, died Saturday at 1015 a.m. in a Rome hospital following a sudden attack.  Mrs. Kerce was born in Bartow County on April 4, 1903, daughter of the late Charles Henry Fountain and Mary Jane Adams Fountain. She spent the greater part of her life in Bartow County, moving to Floyd County 15 years ago.  Survivors include one stepson, Noland Kerce of Rome; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Fincher, Mrs. Nellie Goddard, and Mrs. Ethel Bryant, all of Rome; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Jennings Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Larry Davis and Russell Head officiating. Interment will be in Connesena Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home and the family will receive friends there from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Pallbearers are Harold, Roy and Ray Bryant, Michael and Henry Fincher and Lamar Childers.


 

Mrs. John H. Kilgo

Rome News Tribune, Friday, November 29, 1957

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mrs. John H. Kilgo, of 509 W. 11th St. and a member of a pioneer Rome family, died early this morning in a Rome hospital. Mrs Kilgo had been in declining health for several months, her condition becoming critical five days age. Born in Rome Oct. 25, 1887, Mrs. Kilgo, the former Cora Stevens, was the daughter of the late R. G. and Martha Helm Stevens. She received her education in the Rome Public Schools and for a number of years prior to her illness she was a active member of the First Baptist Church. On March 20, 1913 she was married to John H. Kilgo who survives her. Surviving besides her husband are two sisters, Miss Pearl Stevens of Rome and Mrs. J. L. Gossett, of Columbus; two brothers, Luther Stevens and Dewey Stevens, Sr., both of Rome, several neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Golden Stevens, Jan. 25, 1957 and a sister, Mrs. Lona S. Davis in March 1955. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the chapel of the Stevens Funeral Home. The Rev. Forrest Lanier and Dr. Bunyan Stephens, pastor Emeritus, will officiate with interment to follow in the family lot in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers include S. D. Jowers, Paul Scoggins, Willingham Smith, Jr., W. E. Marshall, Denny Sharpe, Albert Fahy.
 

 

Glen Lewis Kilgore
The Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA., Sunday, June 3, 1962, page 2
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Glen Lewis Kilgore, 53, of 333 West 7th St., who died in a Rome hospital Thursday night will be held at 10 a.m. today in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, the Revs. J. H. Chastain, W. O. Meadow and H. N. Wooten officiating. Interment will be in New Caanan Cemetery, near Section, Ala. The body will lie in state at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. James Kilgore, 11 Elizabeth St. until time for services. Pall bearers will meet at the residence at 9:25 a.m. Jennings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Mrs Bessie R King
Rome News Tribune February 19, 1985
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Bessie R. King, 80, 96 Reece Dr., N.E. died Monday morning at a Rome health-care center. Mrs. King was born in Tennesee, Nov. 20, 1903, daughter of the late John A. Reece and Daisy Green Reece. She had lived most of her life in Floyd County and was a member of Redmond Road Church of Christ. Mrs. King was preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. King, June 9, 1984.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. William Evans, Rome; two sons, Norman King, Marietta and Tom King, Rome; four sisters, Mrs. Jewell H. Woodward, Atlanta, Mrs. Doyal Hendricks, Mrs. M.S. Amos and Mrs. Hoyt Branton, all of Rome; two brothers, Truman Reece and Frank Reece, both of Rome; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Talley Brothers Funeral Home, with David Patterson officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Valley North Cemetery.  (Note: Died February 18, 1985)

Mrs. Cora M. Green King

Rome News Tribune October 25, 1991
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Cora M. King, 94, of 1345 Redmond Road and 10 Wakefield Place, died Thursday morning at a health-care center.  Mrs. King was born in Alabama on Aug. 19, 1897, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anniston S. Brice. She had been a life-long resident of Floyd County and was a member of the Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church and a former member of the W.M.U.  She was associated with Floyd Hospital having worked in housekeeping and the linen room. She was a homemaker. Mrs. King was married in Floyd County on July 13, 1919 to Roland Edward King who preceded her in death on December 18, 1964.  Survivors include: three daughters: Mrs. Dorothy Perry and Mrs. Margaret Cagle, both of Rome and Mrs. Mary Ann Winslett, Stockbridge; a son, Bobby M. King, Lindale, several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Paul Loyd officiating.  (Note: Died October 24, 1991)


 

Ellen King
Rome Tribune-Herald, Saturday, January 15, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

The funeral of Sister Ellen King was held at Mt. Calvary Baptist church in East Rome, last Sunday afternoon. She was one of the very best of our colored citizens. She leaves five grown children and a number of grandchildren to mourn their loss.  [Listed under "Doings and Sayings Among the Colored People of Rome]

 

Henry A. King

Rome News Tribune June 10, 1984
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Henry A. King, 80, 96 Reece Dr., N.E. Rome Rte. 7, died Saturday in a Rome hospital.  Mr. King was born in Chattooga County, July 2, 1903, son of the late Thomas W. King and Mary Padgett King. He had spent most of his life in Floyd County. He was a member of the Redmond Road Church of Christ.  Prior to retirement in 1966, he was employed for 30 years by O'Neal manufacturing Company.  Survivors include his widow, the former Bessie Reece, to whom he was married in 1923; two sons, Norman King, Marietta, and Tom King, Rome; a brother, Horace King, Rome, eight grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Talley Brothers Funeral Home with Jimmy Bell officiating. Inerment will be in Pleasant Valley North Cemetery.  (note: died June 9)

Horace C. King

Rome News Tribune January 24, 1986
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Horace C. King, 87, 16 W. Butler St., died Thursday at a Rome hospital after a short illness.  Mr. King was born in Floyd County, Dec. 28, 1898, son of the late Thomas W. King and Mary A. Padgett King. He was a long-time resident of Floyd County and a member of Eden Valley Baptist Church. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Battey Hospital, in the maintenance department for several years.  Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Ruby Crider, Mrs. Betty Null and Mrs. Elizabeth Rayburn, all of Rome, Mrs. Leona Isbell and Mrs. Ollie Peardon, both of Calhoun, two sons, Roy King and Lewis King, both of Rome; 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Talley Brothers Funeral Home with the Revs. Joe Eaves and Curtis Edwards officiating.  Pallbearers are Ronnie Nix, Donald Crider, Lamar Smith, Jerry Warren, Lee Hoyt Crider and William Narmore.  (Note: a notice by the funeral home in the same paper included the fact that Horace King was preceded in death by a daughter, Pearl Henry on Dec. 27, 1985 and by a brother Henry A. King June 9, 1984. Horace died Jan. 23, is buried in Eastview Cem.)

 

 

Jasper A. King
Rome News Tribune Thursday, November 3, 1921
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

J.A. King died Tuesday evening at the home of his grandson, N.J. Wilson; (should be W.J.) of this county. He was 77 years of age. He was a confederate veteran and had lived in Floyd County for half a century.  He is survived by his sons, Frank and T. W. King and his daughter, Mrs. Beulah Wilson, all of Floyd County.  The funeral was held at the Sand Spring Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. W.M. McKenzie officiating and interment was in the church cemetery.  Mr. King was a highly-esteemed citizen of the county with many friends who will be grieved by his death.  (Note: Jasper A. King, born Nov. 28, 1844, died Nov. 1, 1921)
 

 

J. B. King, Sr.
Rome News Tribune May 5, 1969

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Summerville-J. B. King, Sr., 59, of Armuchee Rte. 1 Little Sand Mountain Community, died Saturday. Mr. King was born in Floyd County on Feb. 26, 1910 and had resided in Chattooga County for the past 44 years. He was employed by Georgia Rug Mill.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Maggie Owens King; two daughters, Mrs. Violet Murdock and Mrs. Betty Youngblood, both of Armuchee Rte. 1; one son, J. B. King, Jr. of Powder Springs; foster daughter Miss Brenda Bryant of Armuchee Rte. 1; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Mae Yarbrough of Rome and Mrs. Hattie Lee Mathis of Armuchee Rte. 1; two brothers, Eddie King of Mobile, ALa. and Arthur King of Summerville; two step-sisters and one step-brother. Funeral services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. in the Little Sand Mountain Baptist Church with the Rev. James Crane and Frank Lewis officiating. Interment was in Little Sand Mountain Cemetery. J. D. Hill Funeral Home of Summerville had charge of arrangements.
 

 

Joe Don King
Rome News Tribune September 23, 1974
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Joe Don King, 38, resident of Rte 7, Old Dalton Road, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday. Born May 16, 1936 in Floyd County, son of Mrs. Cora Brice King and the late Roland King, he had resided here most of his life and was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was a construction worker.  Survivors include one son, Joe Don King, Jr. of Florida, mother, Mrs. Cora King of Rome; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Perry and Mrs. Margaret Cagle, both of Rome, and Mrs. Mary Winslett of Atlanta; two brothers, Herbert King of Rome and Bobby King of Cedartown.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Jennings Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James O. Crabb officiating. Interment will be in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  The body will remain at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today. At other hours, they will be at the residence.  Pallbearers include Max Thompson, Charles Dupree, Johnny Ball, Jerry Beard, Bobby Brewer, and Charles Owens.  (Note: died Sept. 23)

 

 

Richard P King

Rome News Tribune Nov. 5, 1931
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Richard P. King, 74, died Wednesday night at his home on Spring street, after an illness of more than one year. He was a respected carpenter, was born in Floyd County and lived here all his life. He was a faithful member of the North Rome Methodist church for 65 years. He was twice married, and his first wife was Miss Mattie Flemister. Of this union two children survive; Mrs. A. F. Selman of Rome, and L. P. King of Tulsa Okla. His second wife, who was Miss Ann Lumpkin before her marriage, survives him, and the following children also survive: Mrs. Ben Pendelton, Nashville, Tenn.; Mrs. Buford Bentley, Esom Hill; Odessa, Richard, Robert, Horace and Smiley, all of Rome. Also surviving are the following siste and brother: Mrs. Ida Conkle, Lookout Mountain; Jeff, Lookout Mountain; Sam of Columbus; and Luke of Tuscaloosa, Ala. There are several surviving grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted from the North Rome Methodist church at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning, by the pastor, Rev. J. A. Patridge, assisted by Rev. O. E.Rutland, pastor of the North Rome Baptist church. Interment will be in Oakland cemetery. The following will act as pallbearers: Jack Carver, John McGinnis, John Burney, L. E. Ford, Perry Hicks, and L. A. Callahan.

 

Roland Edward King

Rome News Tribune December 18, 1964
Roland Edward King Dies; Rites Saturday

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Roland Edward King, 68, a retired sawmiller and grocery man died at his residence, Old Dalton Road, Rome Rte 7 at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, following an illness of several years, his condition becoming serious several months ago.  Mr. King was born in Floyd County Aug. 23, 1896, son of the late Thomas Walter King and Mary Padgett King, and had spent his entire life here. He had operated a grocery store on the Old Dalton Road for the past 13 years and prior to then was a sawmill contractor. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Mountain Springs Methodist Church and a former member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Brotherhood.   Survivors include the widow, the former Cora Brice, to whom he was married July 13, 1919; three sons, Herbert H., Atlanta, Bobby M., Cedartown, and Joe Dan King Rome Rte. 7; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Perry and Mrs. Margaret Cagle, both of Rome and Mrs. Mary Ann Winslett, Atlanta; three brothers, Horace and Henry King, Rome, and Dovie King, Florida, 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Arnold Mount, the Rev. B. J. Lamb, and the Rev. J. O. Crabb of Powder Springs officiating. Interment will be in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  The body was to be carried to the residence at 4 p.m. today to remain until the funeral hour. Pallbearers are Carl Terrell, J.T. (Shorty) Vanderford, Pete Kasonovitch, Jack Pilgrim, Gilbert Davis, and Berry Ward. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.  (Note died Dec. 17)
 

 

 

Thomas Walter King

Rome News Tribune December 26, 1962
Thomas Walter King, 87 Dies; Services Today

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Thomas Walter King, 87, 904 N. 5th Ave. died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in a Rome hospital. He had been in declining health for the past year, his condition becoming serious two weeks ago.  Mr. King was born in Floyd County July 15, 1875, son of Jasper and Fannie Reeves King and had spent the greater part of his life in Rome and Floyd County. He was a member of the Sands Springs Baptist Church and a retired farmer. His wife, the former Mary Adaline Padgett King, died March 20, 1938.  Survivors include four sons, Horace King of Rome, Henry and Roland King of Rome Rte. 7 and Thomas King of Orlando, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, 35 great- grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home. The Rev. Gus Reed, pastor of Coosa Valley Baptist church will officiate. Interment will be in Sand Springs Cemetery.  The body was carried tothe residence Tuesday to lie in state until the funeral hour. Pallbearers will be J.T. Watson, Lee Terrell, Newton Morrison, Carl Terrell, Lee Hoyt Crider and Bobby Copeland. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
(Note: died December 24)


 

Henry Klasing

Rome News-Tribune of 1/2/1935
Henry Klasing, pioneer Roman, dies on Tuesday.
Submitted by Chris Klasing


Henry J. Klasing, pioneer of Rome, died Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his residence, 11 Klassing Street. He had been in declining health for the past two years, but his condition did not become serious until three years ago.  Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home. Dr. Bunyan Stephens, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate, with interment in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Klasing was born in Hanover, Germany, on August 26, 1853, and moved to New York at the age of eighteen. Two years later he came to Rome, where he had resided ever since. Mr. Klasing had lived in his present home for about fifty years. The deceased was active in business and civic affairs here until his health began to fail five years ago. He was a member of the Lutheran church.  Surviving Mr. Klasing are two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Ramsey of Troy, Ala., and Mrs. Madeline Gill of Orlando, Fla.; and two sons, C. L. of San Antonio, Tex., and A. F. Klasing, of Chicago, Ill.  Pallbearers will include B. F. Archer, Sr., Thomas E. Lloyd, Harry Johnson, M. S. Lanier, Capt. Henry Stewart and Hugh McCrary. They are requested to meet at the chapel at 10:15 o'clock.

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