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Ruth (Muky) O'Callaghan

6 November 1997

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Ruth (Muky) O’Callaghan, 53 of Rome, formerly of Cedartown passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997. Mrs. O’Callaghan was born Sept. 27, 1944 in Crystal City, Texas. She was a member of St. Bernedette’s Catholic Church. Surviving are: son, Enryka Erik O’Callaghan of Atlanta; daughter, Ruthly Lynen O’Callaghan of Atlanta; and sister Edith Goico of Santo Domingo. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of the Litesey Funeral Home, with Father Richard Young officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral home had charge of the arrangements.


 

W A Oglesby

Rome Tribune-Herald, May 26, 1910
Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Confederate Veteran Passes Away, Aged 81.  W. A. Oglesby Dies At His Home On Dalton Road, Five Miles From Rome.  After a long life of service for his friends and for his country, W. A. Oglesby died Wednesday at his home four and half miles from Rome on the Dalton road. Mr. Oglesby was 81 years of age. He moved to Floyd county over a half century ago, and when the war broke out joined Curry's company in the First Georgia. He displayed bravery and valor in many battles and was ever ready to lay down his life for the southland.  At the close he lived a quiet farmer's life, devoted to his family and friends. He was a member of the Floyd county Camp No. 358, United Confederate Veterans. He leaves a wife, three step-children and several brothers-in-law and a sister- in-law.  The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Pleasant Valley church, the Rev. C.L. Conn officiating. The pallbearers are George Warren, Pink Watters, Joe Harris, Eli Floyd, D.P. Phillips and Pink Storey. They are requested to meet at the residence at 2 o'clock. All veterans who can are requested to attend the services.


 

Mrs. Ruth Osborne

18 March 1999

Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Mrs. Ruth Osborne, age 69, of Rome, passed away Thursday, March 18, 1999 in a Rome Medical Center. Mrs. Osborne was born September 23, 1929 in Polk County. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Ruby Irene Green Holcombe; and a son, Ricky Allen Osborne. Survivors include her husband, Ed Osborne of Rome; a daughter, Susan Dover of Rockmart; two sons, Gary Osborne of Smyrna and Travis Osborne of Rome; two brothers, Charles Holcombe of Rockmart and Doyce Holcombe of Atlanta; a sister Ann Nation of Cedartown; 11 grandchildren: and a great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, in the Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Stevie Waddell and the Rev. Dewey Atchley officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers included Phil Osborne, David Garrett, Tommy Tyra, Glenn Norman, Jerry Gossett and Clar Soloman. Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
 

 

Boyd Miller Otting

Rome News Tribune August 17, 1960
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Funeral Services Set Thursday For Boyd Miller Otting, 68.  Funeral services for Boyd Miller Otting, 68, who died Tuesday morning in a Rome hospital, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the North Rome Church of God with the Rev. J. E. Williamson of Arab, Ala. and the Rev. Willard Willlis, pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, officiating.  He was born in Floyd County Dec. 18, 1892, the son of the late John and Harriet Plemons Otting. He was a retired Pepperell employee.  He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Bailey, whom he married in 1914.  Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Reuben Akins, Lindale, Miss Doris Otting and Mrs. Sybil Vaughn, Rome; four sons, Boyd Miller Otting, Jr. Atlanta, Armon Otting, Rosemont Park, Bobby Otting, Nash, Texas,and Larry Otting, Rome; two brothers, Frank Otting, Cartersville, and H. T. Otting, Rome; five sisters, Mrs. Homer Cantrell, Mrs. Sally Castleberry, Mrs. Epsey Plemons, Mrs. Pauline Cooper and Mrs. Geneva Richey, all of Rome. Thirteen grandchildren also survive.  Active pallbearers will be nephews, Virgil Castleberry, John W. Otting, Elbert Otting, Clifford Bink, Jr., Charlie Freeman and John Richey. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. O. W. Jenkins, Leonard Yarbrough, John Mathis, Cecil Wood, John Smith, Johnny Bell, G. Howard Smith, Robert McCamey, Doyle Freeman, John Burkhalter, Ralph Jones, Walter Strouple, Arthur Bennett, Grady McPhee. Pallbearers are asked to meet at the church at 4:15 p.m. Thursday.  The body will be at the residence, 124 E. 14th St., until time for services. Jackson-Frazier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (Note: Died August 16)

 

 

Arthur Henry Owens
Rome News-Tribune, Rome, Georgia - April 13 & 14, 1949
Submitted by Clarence Atkins


Arthur Henry Owens, 67, retired farmer of Cave Spring Route 2, died in a local hospital at 11:03 a.m. today following an illness of three weeks. Born in Chattooga County in 1882, son of the late George and Sarah Waters Owens, he had resided in Floyd County most of his life. Surviving are the widow, the former Frances Carrie York; one son, Charles Owens; five daughters, Mrs. Jim Terry, Mrs. Henry Brooks, Mrs. Kate Mason, Mrs. Julia Norton and Mrs. Ernest Pledger; two brothers, D. F. And George Owens, all of Cave Spring Route 2; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Barrett and Mrs. Lon Dugger, both of Rome; and nine grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jenning Funeral Home. [Rome News-Tribune, Rome, Georgia - April 13, 1949]  Funeral services for
Arthur H. Owens, 67, retired farmer of Cave Spring Route 2 who died Wednesday in a local hospital, were held at 3 p.m. today at the Cave Spring Baptist Church. The Rev. Ed Dempsey officiated and interment was in Cave Spring Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Arthur Ball, John Wheeler, Asa and Capers Baxter, Fred Morgan and Clarence Hobgood. [Rome News-Tribune, Rome, Georgia - April 14, 1949]

 

 

Mrs. Carrie York Owens

Rome News-Tribune, Rome, Georgia - March 31, 1969
Submitted by Clarence Atkins


Mrs. Carrie York Owens, 86, of Cave Spring Rte. 1, died Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Cedartown hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Owens was born in Bartow County Jan. 11, 1883. She spent most of her life in Floyd County. She was the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Isaac York. She was married to Arthur Owens August 29, 1907 who died in 1929. She was a member of the Cave Spring Baptist Church and the Dorcus Sunday School Class. Survivors include one son, Charlie P. Owens, Cave Spring, five daughters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Terry, Mrs. Ruth Brooks, Mrs. Lou Winnie Norton and Mrs. Kathryn Pledger, all of Cave Spring and Mrs. Kate Wilson, Rome, three half-brothers, Robert York, Cartersville, Isaac York, Silver Creek and Alec York, Rome, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today in Cave Spring Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Givins and Franklin Thomas officiating. Interment was in Cave Spring Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Owens, Jim Owens, Gordon Roberts, Jack Wheeler, Bobby King and Seab Evans. Henerson-Frazier Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

 

 

Guy R. Owens

Rome News Tribune December 31, 1950

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Guy R. Owens Dies Suddenly; Rites Wednesday.  Guy R. Owens, 57, of 105 East Main Street, died suddenly Monday at 3:55 p.m. following a heart attack suffered at the residence. Mr. Owens was born in Taylorsville, July 13, 1893, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. M . Owens. He had been a resident of Rome for the past 28 years, and was employed by the Home Stores on East Main Street. Surviving are the widow, the former Miss Tallie Fuqua, to whom he was married Nov. 22, 1914; three sons, Hoyt, Marvin H. and Clyde Owens; two daughters, Misses Beatrice and Gladys Owens; one grandchild, Hoyt Owens, Jr. , all of Rome. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Cross Roads Baptist Church near Taylorsville.  The Rev. Howard Holcomb will officate and interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will lie in state at the residence until time for funeral services.   Pallbearers will include George Stephens, Arnold Hill, Charlie Smith, J. A. Hand, O.J. Jackson and Mr. Blalock.

 

Mrs D F Owens

RomeTribune-Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Death of Mrs. Owens.  Mrs. D. F. Owens died Tuesday at her home on the Tippen farm, near Six Mile station. She was 27 years of age, and had been ill only eight days with pneumonia. Mrs. Owens leaves a husband and six children. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Cave Spring cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Lovings.
 

 

Mr Melvin Seals Packer

25 September 1998

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. Melvin Seals Packer, age 56, of Rome, passed away Friday, September 25, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Packer was born July 11, 1942 in Polk County and was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his mother, Daisy Miller Packer. Survivors include his father, Archie E. Packer of Cedartown; a daughter, Barbara Packer Barnes of Aragon’ two sons, Thomas D. Packer of Lindale and Mike L. Packer of Cedartown; a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Barnes of Aragon; two sisters, Bernice Crowe of Rome and Brenda Burns of Cedartown; and a brother, Edward Packer of Cave Springs. Graveside services were held Monday, September 28, from Polk Memory Gardens with Chaplain Captain Keith Dempsey officiating. Interment followed. Pallbearers included Ronnie Forsyth, Wayne Forsyth, Buddy Corn, Dennis Alexander, Roy Lewis and Stanley Jones.
 

 

Robert Eugene Padgent
Rome News Tribune Sunday, August 28, 1938
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Funeral services for Robert E. Padgett, week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Padgett, Jr. were held Sunday from the residence, 214 Walnut Ave., Lindale. Burial was at Wax. Brittain Brothers Company was in charge of arrangements.  (Another article: Padgett Parents Lose Their Week-Old Child Robert Eugene, the week old child of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Padgett died Saturday at 5 p.m. and the funeral was held from the residence of his parents on Walnut Ave. Sunday at 1 p.m. The burial was in the cemetery at Wax)

 

 

Mrs. Bernice Dobbs Padgett
Rome News Tribune May 11, 1990
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Dobbs Padgett will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home.  The Rev. Willard Willis will offficate. Interment will be at Pleasant Hope Cemetery.  Mrs. Padgett, 68, of 705 McGee Bend Road, Cave Spring, died Wednesday at a Rome hospital after a long illness.  She was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Polk County, daughter of the late Curtis Dobbs and Sara Stanford Dobbs. She had been a longtime resident of Floyd County where she was a member of The Light House Church of Rome.  Survivors include; three sons, Richard Douglas Padgett, Rome, Joel Pat Padgett, Cave Spring, and Kenneth Ray Padgett; two daughters, Judy P. Kilgore, Armuchee, and Ann Guyton, South Carolina; a sister, Eula Dobbs, Rome; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild.  (Note: Died May 9)

 

 

Mrs Carra Padgett
Rome News Tribune September 17, 1945
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Padgett Dies; Rites Set.  Mrs. Carra Padgett of 221 West Seventh Avenue, died at 8 o'clock last night following several weeks' illness. Born here, she had spent her whole life in the community. She was a member of the Mark McDonald Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Early Padgett; two sons, Radioman 3/c J.C.Payne, USNR, and W. H. Payne, Rome; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Parks, San Diego, Calif.; seven sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Smith, Rome; Miss Emma Garrison, Miss Lily Garrison, Mrs. Louise Abbie, Mrs. Betty Green and Mrs. Ebbie Lyles, all of Okalahoma; seven brothers, L.A. Garrison of Rome; R.B., W.S., C.S.,Abe, Jim and Singleton Garrison of Oklahoma and a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the North Broad Baptist Church, with the Rev. O.E. Rutland officiating. Interment will be in the East View Cemetery. The remains will rest at the residence from tomorrow morning until the time of service.  The following will serve as pallbearers and are requested to meet at the residence: John Williams, Asa Burnes, John Howell, Allen Williams, Mark Sauls and Tom Hasty.  (Note: died Sept. 16)

 

 

Early Lee Padgett

Rome News Tribune April 20, 1959

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Earl L. Padgett Dies in Hospital, Funeral is Tuesday.  Early Lee Padgett, 67, well known retired moulder and member of a prominent Rome family, died early Sunday morning in a Rome hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Padgett lived on West Seventh St.  Born in Bartow County on Oct. 6, 1891, Mr. Padgett was the son of the late James William and Lillie Jones Padgett. He had made his home in Rome for a number of years and prior to his retirement he was associated with the Rome Machine and Foundry, and the Griffin Foundry. He was a member of the Mark McDonald Baptist Church and the Oostanaula Lodge No. 113 F. & A. M.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. A.K. Ross and Mrs. Marie Balackwelder, both of Rome, and Mrs. Wilson L. Cook of Quantico, VA; one brother, Hilliard Padgett of Rome; two sisters, Mrs. John Wyatt, of Lexington, GA and Mrs. Ruby Lookinbee of California; and six grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. The Rev. Vesley B.T. Cox, Chaplain of Battey Hospital, will officiate with interment to follow in the family lot in East View Cemetery. The Oostanaula Lodge No. 113 F. & A. M. will have charge of the graveside services. There will be a called communication of Oostanaula Lodge No. 113 at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the lodge hall for the purpose of paying the last respects to Mr. Early L. Padgett. The body will be at the Stevens Funeral Home until time for the funeral service.  (Note: Died April 19)

 

Jacob Allison Padgett

Rome News Tribune January 21, 1936

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

J. A. Padgett, 50 Dies on Tuesday From Penumonia.  Jacob Allison Padgett, 50, died this morning at his home on Callahan Street after an illness of three days from pneumonia. His death comes as a great shock to his many friends and relatives.  Mr. Padgett had been a resident of Rome practically all his llife and had been an iron molder for the past thirty-five years. He was connected with the Eagle Stove Works and was affiliated with the local Iron Molders Union No. 234. Mr. Padgett was a member of the North Rome Methodist Church.  Surviving him are the father, J.W. Padgett of Rome; one daughter, Mrs. Albert Schoeler of Trenton, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. John H. Wyatt, of Calhoun, Mrs. Ruby Gunter of Rome; four brothers, Arthur, Early, Hillard and Barney Padgett, Rome and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending the arrival of relatives, but will be announced Wednesday by the Jennings Funeral Home.

Rome News Tribune January 23, 1936  Funeral Service for J.A. Padgett Friday, 2:30 P.M.  Funeral services for Jacob Allison Padgett will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the North Rome Baptist Church. The Rev. O. E. Rutland, pastor, will officiate assisted by the Rev. T.H. Williams, pastor of the North Rome Methodist Church. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill cemetery.  Pallbearers, who are asked to meet at the residence on Callahan Street at 2:15 o'clock, will include Roy Blackwelder, Tom Hasty, Will Conley, Sam Lane, John Corbin, Ernest Smith, Henry Sternau and L. G. Keith.  Mr. Padgett, 50, died Tuesday morning at his residence after a three-day illness from pneumonia. He had resided in Rome practically all his life and for thirty five years had been an iron molder, and was connected with the Eagle Stove Works. He was a member of the North Rome Methodist Church and the local Iron Molders Union No. 234.

 


James William Padgett

Rome News Tribune Oct. 30, 1951

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

James W. Padgett Dies Monday Night.  James William Padgett, 88, died at the resident of his son Hilliard Padgett, 304 Forsyth, Monday at 7 p.m. He had been in declining health for the past several years, his condition becoming serious two weeks ago.  Mr. Padgett was born in Ball Ground Dec. 7, 1862, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Padgett, but had been a resident of Rome for 59 years. He was a member of North Broad Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, the former Lillie Jones in 1925.  Surviving are four sons, Hilliard and Early Padgett of Rome, Arthur and Barney Padgett of South Gate, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. John Wyatt, Lexington and Mrs. Ruby Gunter, Riverside, Calif; one sister, Lucinda Pattey, Jasper; seventeen grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jennings Funeral Home.  (Note: Died Oct 29, buried Oct. 31 in Myrtle Hill Cem.)

 

 

Mrs Mary Padgett

Rome News Tribune June 26, 1929

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Mary Padgett, of Summerville, died June 18 and was buried June 19 at Sand Springs cemetery. She was 84 years old March 4.  She is survived by four children, J.W. of Savannah, Okla.; Tom, of Summerville, R.P. of Kentucky; Mrs. Tom King, of Rome, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Jeff Whitehead, of Rome. Her husband having preceded her in death 29 years ago.  Mrs. Padgett, or Aunt Mary as she was most generally called, spent the greater part of her life in and around this valley and was greatly loved by all who knew her. She was a devoted wife and a kind and loving mother.  She united herself with the Baptist church in early life and lived a consistent Christian life until her death. Rev. K.C. Baker, of Summerville, assisted by Rev. Roberson, of Mt. Berry, conducted the funeral services.  (Note: wife of John Wesley Padgett. This item was included in the "Texas Valley" news column)

 

 

Mrs Carra Padgett

Rome News Tribune September 17, 1945
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Padgett Dies; Rites Set.  Mrs. Carra Padgett of 221 West Seventh Avenue, died at 8 o'clock last night following several weeks' illness. Born here, she had spent her whole life in the community. She was a member of the Mark McDonald Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Early Padgett; two sons, Radioman 3/c J.C.Payne, USNR, and W. H. Payne, Rome; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Parks, San Diego, Calif.; seven sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Smith, Rome; Miss Emma Garrison, Miss Lily Garrison, Mrs. Louise Abbie, Mrs. Betty Green and Mrs. Ebbie Lyles, all of Okalahoma; seven brothers, L.A. Garrison of Rome; R.B., W.S., C.S.,Abe, Jim and Singleton Garrison of Oklahoma and a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the North Broad Baptist Church, with the Rev. O.E. Rutland officiating. Interment will be in the East View Cemetery. The remains will rest at the residence from tomorrow morning until the time of service.  The following will serve as pallbearers and are requested to meet at the residence: John Williams, Asa Burnes, John Howell, Allen Williams, Mark Sauls and Tom Hasty.  (Note: died Sept. 16)

 

 

Mrs J W Padgett

Rome News Tribune February 15, 1925
Submitted by Unknown

Mrs. J.W. Padgett died Saturday night at 9:15 o'clock after a long illness at her home at the corner of Printup and North Broad St. bringing sorrow to her many friends and to the members of her family who survive her.  Mrs. Padgett was 57 years of age and was a member of the Baptist faith. The funeral will take place from the North Broad Street Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, with the Rev. E. O. Rutland and Rev. A. B. Elizer officiating.  She is survived by her husband, J.W. Padgett, two daughters, Mrs. O.C. Gunter of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. John H. Wyatt of Leesburg, Ga., five sons,J. A., A.A., E. L., Hilliard and Barney Padgett of Rome.  The following friends have been asked to act as pallbearers, J.W. Russell, W.C. Atkinson, Tom Hasty, Jim Fields, J.O. Harris and William Payne.
 

 

Robert Eugene Padgett
Rome News Tribune Sunday, August 28, 1938
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Funeral services for Robert E. Padgett, week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Padgett, Jr. were held Sunday from the residence, 214 Walnut Ave., Lindale. Burial was at Wax. Brittain Brothers Company was in charge of arrangements.  (Another article: Padgett Parents Lose Their Week-Old Child)  Robert Eugene, the week old child of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Padgett died Saturday at 5 p.m. and the funeral was held from the residence of his parents on Walnut Ave. Sunday at 1 p.m. The burial was in the cemetery at Wax)

 

 

William H. Padgett
Rome News Tribune February 28, 1971
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


William Hillard Padgett, 68, 708 N. Fourth Ave. died Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at his residence following an extended illness.  He was born in Floyd County Dec. 18, 1902, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bud Padgett, and had spent his entire life here. He was a member of the North Rome Church of God and was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Betty Clark, in 1955, Prior to his retirement, he was a Rome barber.  Survivors include his wife, the former Ila Mae Holloway; one sister, Mrs. J.H. Wyatt, Lexington, GA.; two grandsons; one great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but will be announced later by Jennings Funeral Home.


 

Mrs. Lee Parker

Cedartown Standard, November 17, 1921

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mrs. Lee Parker, passed away Wednesday night at a sanatorium in Rome, where she was taken for an operation for appendicitis. The remains were taken Thursday to her former home at Waco, where they were laid to rest Friday. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Sasser and daughter, Miss Evelyn, and Mrs. S. H. Lewis went over to attend the funeral. The deceased is survived by her husband and a little child. Mr. Parker came here recently to accept a position with the Liberty National Bank, his family coming later, and she had been here only a few days when stricken. The bereaved have much sympathy in the loss of this excellent young wife and mother.
 

 

Mr. Stanley G. Payne

Rome News Tribune Sept. 30, 2004
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mr. Stanley G. Payne, age 60, of 2 Pembroke Place, Rome, died Tuesday, September 28, 2004, at Floyd Medical Center following a sudden heart attack suffered earlier at his residence.  He was a member of the East Rome Gideon Camp where he served as vice president. He served as a Deputy Coroner of Floyd County and had been named Deputy Coroner of the Year by the Georgia Coroner's Association.  Survivors include his wife, the former Betty Jo Wilson, to whom he was married Dec. 19, 1964; two daughters and son-in-law, Dedie and Stephen Padgett of Marietta and April Johanna Nichols of Cartersville; a son Rick Payne of Jacksonville, AL; his mother-in-law, Edith Langston Wilson of Shannon; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edie and Randy Lloyd of Rome; Carol and Gary Gore of Summerville, SC., and Chipper and Cindy Wilson of Shannon ; and aunt, Mrs. Mary Will Bratcher of Rutledge.  Funeral services for Stanly G. Payne will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the North Rome Church of God with the Rev. Harold Jones, The Rev. Bert Brooks and the Rev. Kevin Lloyd officiating.  Interment will follow in the Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Mr. Payne will be taken to the North Rome Church of God where the family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be placed in state at the church Friday at 1 p.m. to remain until time for services. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the North Rome Church of God's Covenant to Care Campaign.  The Heritage Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Mrs. Jessie Green Peace
Rome News Tribune December 17, 2006

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Jessie Green Peace, age 91, of 4 Brogdon Court, Rome, GA, died Friday, December 15, 2006, following an extended illness.  Mrs. Peace was born in Floyd County on June 7, 1915, the daughter of the late James Henry and Alice Adaline Hicks Green. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church for over sixty years. Mrs. Peace was a loving wife and enjoyed cooking, sewing, and gardening. Also Mrs. Peace took great pride in her children and grandchildren.  In addition to her parents Mrs. Peace is preceded in death by her husband, Herman Stephens Peace, to whom she was married February 6, 1938; a twin sister, Essie Green Adams, seven half brothers, Scott Green, G. H. Green, Ernest Green, Noah Tolbert, William Tolbert, Owen Tolbert and Dewey Tolbert; and five half sisters, Emma Green Calhoun, Bessie Green Conn. Carrie Tolbert, Ida Tolbert, and Eula Tolbert Hardeman. Mrs. Peace is survived by three sons, James Peace and his wife, Susan, Hubert Peace, and Steve Peace, all of Rome, GA; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Tammie and Dan Darden of Kingston, GA, Jerome Peace of Rome, GA, Stephanie and Justin Grant of Winder, GA, Terri and Bill Richards of Rome, GA, Jeff and Dean Peace of Rome, GA, Jennifer Burchett of Rome, Timothy and Melissa Peace of Golden, CO, Trudy and Robbie Silver of Rome, GA and Marissa Peace of Rome, GA, stepgrandson, Michael and Michelle Strutton of Villa Rica, GA and eleven great-granchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services will be held Monday, December 18, 2006, at 2 p.m. in the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Andrews officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Peace will remain in the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Sunday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The following gentlemen have been asked to serve as pallbearers and are requested to meet in the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home on Monday by 1:30 p.m.: Robbie Silver, Timothy Peace, Conner Moore, Daniel Burchett, Jeff Peace, Markus Burchett, and Justin Grant.
 

 

John M. Pendley

Rome Tribune-Herald, Thursday, March 2, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

The body of John M. Pendley, who died at Kleburg, Texas, February 26th and who was a son of Rev. J. T. Pendley, formerly of Rome, but now of Flovilla, Georgia, was brought here yesterday. The funeral will occur from the residence of H.M. Byars at 2 o'clock this afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. Claude Hendrix, assisted by Rev. J.G. Hughes. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill cemetery. Pallbearers will be Messrs. L.G .Todd, Paul Morris, Clyde Byars, and Hal Vickery. Mr. Pendley was 25 years of age. He lived here at one time and was employed at the Todd grocery. He is survived by his father and mother, a brother and six sisters.
 

 

Warren D. Penson
Rome News Tribune Dec. 31, 1973
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Warren D. Penson, 82, of 7 Springdale Drive, died early Sunday at his home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Penson was born in Bartow County, n. Jan. 7, 1891, the son of Warren and Victoria Penson. He had spent most of his life here and was a retired employee of O'Neill Manufacturing Co. He was married to the former Miss Mattie Hyde, who survives. Surviving, besides his wife, are four daughters, Mrs. E. D. Gresham, Mrs. J. W. Whittle, Mrs. D. L. Dutton and Miss Sara Penson, all of Rome, four sons, Boyd Penson, Kingston, the Rev. Dewey Penson, Rome, J. W. Penson, Marietta and Franklin Penson, Cartersville; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Carter and Mrs. Ethyle Hyde, both of Rome; 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. George Chastain, Paul Willis and Fred Rowell officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The body will remain at the Steven- Davenport Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p. m. today. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the services. Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Miss Maggie Perkins

Rome Tribune-Herald, April 5, 1910
Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Death Claims Miss Perkins.  Funeral conducted by Christian Scientists, and interment will be at Farill.  Monday morning at 5 o'clock the spirit of Miss Maggie Perkins took its flight back to the Creator. The end was as tranquil and peaceful as the sparkling waters in the still stream. Without a moan or gasp she gave up submissively the life that had bee hers for so many years.  Miss Perkins had been ill for two months with heart failure and dropsy. And as she was so faithfully ministered to by her loving friends, she was always patient and gentle and kind. When the news of her death was heard over the city, it was very seldom that one was found who had not known her, and to know her was to admire her goodwill, kind deeds and cheery presence.  The services were conducted by the Christian Scientists Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of her niece, Mrs. D.E. Lowry, on Fifth Avenue. The remains will be carried to Farill, Ala., this morning and the interment will take place there today at the Salem Methodist cemetery.  She leaves to mourn her loss two sisters, Mrs. Abernathy, of Rome, and Mrs. W.D. Hoyt, of Farrill.  Mrs. D.E. Lowry and Mrs. Charlie Berry are her nieces.  A large concourse of friends extend to these loved ones their sympathy in this hour of sorrow and gloom.

 

 

Betty Ann Fowler Perry
The Rome News-Tribune, December 8, 2001
Submitted by Mollie Story

Mrs. Betty Ann Perry, 66, of 320 Third St., Shannon, died Thursday night (Dec. 6, 2001) at the residence. Mrs Perry was born in Fulton County, Ga., on Nov. 28, 1935, the daughter of the late John Hugh and Daisy Louise Parker Fowler. She was a homemaker and was of the Church of God Faith. She was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Glen Perry, in 1993 and her husband, Harry Glen Perry Jr., in 1994, to whom she was married on May 3, 1952.  Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Grace and Linda Miles, both of Shannon, and Glenda Perry of Calhoun; three sons, Thomas, John and Timothy Perry, all of Shannon; one brother, Joe Fowler (Janice), of Rosedale. Seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services for Mrs. Perry will be held Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the graveside of East View Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Timms officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot at East View Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home this evening from 7 until 9 p.m. and at other hours will be at the residence.  Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.

 

 

Lois Bryan Spraggins Perry

Rome News Tribune (Sunday, April 29, 1962)
Submitted by Wendy Bryank

Services Set Today For Mrs. Lois Bryan Perry.  Mrs. Lois Bryan Perry, 61, of 523 Charlton Road, died in a Rome hospital at 1:10 p.m. Friday following an illness of several years. Her condition had been serious for the past three weeks.  Mrs. Perry was born in Rome May 16, 1900, daughter of the late William Andrew Spraggins and Sarah Jeanette Bryan Spraggins and had resided here her entire life. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and the Nellie White Sunday School Class and prior to ill health, taught in the primary department.  Survivors include her husband, Thomas Watson Perry, to whom she was married Sept. 8, 1929; one daughter, Miss Patricia Bryan Perry, Quantico, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary S. Echols, Rome and Mrs. R. C. Walker, Sr., Norfolk, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Trinity Methodist Church with the paster, the Rev. Charles C. Shaw, and the Rev. Frank Rollins officiating. Interment will be in East View cemetery.  The body will remain at Jennings Funeral Home and the family will be at the residence, 523 Charlton Rd.  Pallbearers include Robert Smith, John Earl Perry, Albert Walker, Jr., William Echols III, Robert Walker III and J. D. Perry.
 

 

Mrs. S. D. (Lucy) Peugh

Rome News-Tribune, November 17, 1972
Submitted by Mary Ellen Crowe

Mrs. S. D. (Lucy) Peugh, 54, of 905 North Fifth Avenue, died Thursday night in a Rome hospital following a lengthy illness.  (this is erroneous...should have been March) 16, 1918, daughter of the late William Chasteen and Annie Belle Carter Tolbert. She receive her education in the Floyd County public schools and had resided here all of her life. Prior to her retirement, she assisted her late husband in the operation of Peugh Electric Company for several years. She was married on December 23, 1939, to the late S. D. Peugh who died March 13, 1966. She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist church, where she was a member of the Eva Lindsey Sunday School Class.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dean Crowe of Rosemont Park; and one brother, William C. Tolbert of Glencoe, AL; two grandsons, a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church with the Revs. Joe Vernon and Charles Evans officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in the East View Cemetery.  The body will like in state at the Steven-Davenport Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today. At other hours they will be at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Dean Crowe at 11 Rosemont Drive.  Active pallbearers include Austin Moses, E. E. Burns, Bradley Haynes, Raymond Salmon, Keiffer Lindsey, R. C. Comer, Jim Camp and Arthur Ford. Honorary pallbearers will be composed of members of the Eva Lindsey Sunday School Class.

 

Samuel Doyle Peugh
Rome News-Tribune, March 14, 1966
Submitted by Mary Ellen Crowe

Samuel Doyle Peugh, 50, Rome businessman of 2 Arlington Court, died Sunday morning in a Rome hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Peugh was born in Seney on Dec. 8, 1915, son of the late Samuel Starling Peugh and Mrs. Jennie Madden Ware. He received his education in the Rome and Floyd County schools. He had owned and operated the Peugh Electric Co. since 1947. He was a member of the Rome Exchange Club, the Coosa Valley Fair Assn., the Rome Elks Club and the I.B.E.W. Local No. 613. He had been active in business and civic affairs prior to his illness. He was married on Dec. 23, 1939 to the former Miss Lucy Imogene Tolbert, who survives. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. S. D. Peugh; one daughter, Mrs. Dean Crowe; his mother, Mrs. Jennie Ware and a sister, Mrs. A. L. Riley, all of Rome, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Evans will officiate. Interment will be in East View Cemetery.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: R. C. Comer, James E. Rogers, R. E. Hulsey, James Freeman, E. L. Prewett, Austin Moses, James Camp and Jimmie Johnson.  The body will remain at the funeral home and the family will be at the residence.

 

Alvin Eugene Phillips

Rome News Tribune - September 11, 1998
Submitted by Bonnie Phillips Womack

Funeral services for Alvin Eugene Phillips, 67, of 105 Windfield St. Rome, who died Friday at his residence after a long illness, will be held today at 2 P.M. at East View Baptist Church with the Revs. Harold Ingram, Morris Cargle, and Herman Stamey officiating. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Mr. Phillips was born in Floyd County on March 16, 1931, son of the late Melvin Eugene Phillips and Maude Mildred (Dodson) Phillips. He was a member of East View Baptist Church and a US Army veteran. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Bekaert Steel Corp. Survivors include a sister, Helen Jarrell, Buchana; a brother, William Howard Phillips, Rome; nieces and nephews. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home.

 

 

Charles Edward Phillips

Submitted by Bonnie Phillips Womack

 

Mr. Charles Edward Phillips age 68, 2531 Shorter Avenue, Lot # 35. Rome, passed away Wednesday afternoon at his residence following a lengthy illness. Mr. Phillips was born in Chattooga County on September 19, 1929. Son of the late Melvin Eugene Phillips and Maude Mildred (Dodson) Phillips Prior to his becoming disabled he was employed for over 14 years at Pharr Yarns of Georgia, Inc. here in Rome. He was a member of the Huffacre Road Baptist Church. Mr. Phillips was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was preceded in death by his parents, by a son John Daniel Phillips, and by a brother Donald Garnett Phillips. Survivors include his wife, the former (Private), to whom he was married on September 8, 1951 - 2 daughters (Private), Rome and 2 Sons, a sister, (Private); two brothers, Alvin Eugene Phillips, Rome and (Private), 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of Henderson & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Glass officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Oakland Cemetery with the American Legion Post # 5 Honor Guard extending military honors The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home this evening from 7-9 P.M. and at other hours they will be at the residence Pallbearers are requested to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home Friday at 1:45 P.M. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the Funeral arrangements.
 

 

Donald Garnett Phillips

Rome News Tribune February 1996

Submitted by Bonnie Phillips Womack

Donald Garnett Phillips, 56, of 5183 Big A Road, Douglasville, GA died Wednesday at a Cobb County hospital. Mr. Phillips was born in Floyd County, Feb. 2, 1940, son of the late Melvin Eugene Phillips and Maude Mildred (Dodson) Phillips He was a truck driver with Southeastern Freight Lines and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: his wife, -still living..... Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at the chapel of Henderson and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Grady Watson and the Rev. Glenn Boatner officiating. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens

 

 

Mrs Maude Mildred Dodson Phillips

Rome News Tribune Rome, Georgia Oct. 10 1980
Submitted by Bonnie Phillips Womack


Memorial Obituary.  Entered into Eternall Rest Friday, Oct. 10, 1980.  Mrs. Maude Mildred (Dodson) Phillips, 74, 26 Wallace St, Rome, died early today in a Rome hospital following an attack suffered earlier. Born in Walker County, June 05 1906 daughter of the late Ella Bates and John R. Dodson. she was a member of East Rome Baptist Church. Survivors include a dauther, Mrs. Helen Jarrell, Tallapoosa, four sons Charles Phillips, Alvin Phillips, William Phillips, all of Rome and Donald Phillips, Douglasville; A brother Charles Dodson, LaFayette, two sisters, Reo Greene, Trion and Lois McCauley, Mableton. 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday at East Rome Baptist Church with the Revs. Woody Lee and Glenn Boatner officiating. Interment will be in the family lot at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers Entered Into Eternal Rest Friday October 10, 1980


 

Melvin Eugene Phillips

Rome News Tribune Rome, Georgia Now 12 1976

Submitted by Bonnie Phillips Womack

 

A Tribute published in the pages of Rome News Tribune Rome, Georgia Now 12 1976 Memorial Obituary Entered Into Eternal Rest Thursday, Nov, 11, 1976 Mr. Phillips Melvin Eugene Phillips, 76, 26 Wallace St. died Thursday evening in a Rome hospital following an extending illness. He was born in Copperhill, Tenn. son of the late Jim and Mary Lagle Phillips. He had resided most of his life in Floyd County, and was a retired employe of West Point Pepperell Manufacturing Company, and a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a member of East Rome Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, the former Maude M. Dodson, Rome; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Jarrell, Tallapoosa; four sons, Charles Phillips, William Phillips, Alvin Phillips, all of Rome. and Donald Phillips, Bessemer, Ala; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.ome Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Sunday in East Rome Baptist Church with the Revs. J. Glen Boatner and Larry Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and at other hours will be at the residence, 26 Wallace St. Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

 

Mr William Howard "Buffalo" Phillips

obituary Notice February 28, 2009

Submitted by Bonnie Phillips Womack

Mr. William Howard "Buffalo" Phillips, age 76, of 54 Oreburg Road, Rome, passed away February 26, 2009 at a local hospital. Mr. Phillips was born in Floyd County on December 16, 1932. Son of the late Melvin Eugene Phillips and the late Maude Dodson Phillips. He was of the Baptist faith and prior to retirement, He worked at Inland Container for a number of years. (abt.36 years) Survivors include his wife, the former Marion Blair, to whom he was married on August 12, 1950; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Rose Womack and her husband, Doyal, Rome, and Mrs Debra Joan Hendrix and her husband, Wayne, Rome; 3 sons, Anthony Howard Phillips, Rome, William Robert Phillips, Rome, and James Craig Phillips and his wife Patsy, Rome; a sister Mrs. Helen Jarrell, Tallapoosa; 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 2, 2009, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. David Fickett officiating. Interment will follow at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 to 5pm. At other hours they may be contacted at the resident. Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Hendersons & Sons Funeral Home at 1:30pm and include; Michael Phillips, Josh Phillips, Jason Phillips, Chris Womack, Cody Womack, Jeff Hendrix, and Roger Thomas. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.

 

 

Mr Allen H Poole

Submitted by Susan Howell

undated news clipping - sometime in Sept 1991

 

Mr Allen H Poole, 55, of 24 West Peel Rd, NE, Rome, died suddenly Saturday night, Sept 14, 1991.  He was born in Cherokee Co AL on Sept 1, 1936, son of Dora Lee Mobley Poole and the late Earl Roy Poole.  He had spent the greater part of his life in Floyd County and for many years was associated with Georgia Power, trend Mills and Klopman Mills as a millright.  he was a member of the Enon Baptist Church where he previously coached the R A's softball team.  He served in the US Navy and was preceded in death by his father in 1941 and by a sister Myrtle Smart in 1987.   Survivors include his wife Mrs Geneva Poole of Rome; two daughters Susan Piper of Cottontown TN and Joan Brunson of Calhoun; a son David Allen Poole of Rome.

 

 

Dora Lee Mobley Poole

Submitted by unknown grandaughter

 

Mrs Poole was born in Floyd County, July 28, 1907, daughter of Thomas Mobley and Essie Ellis Mobley.  She had spent most of her life in Floyd County and Cherokee County AL.  Her husband Earl Roy Poole preceded her in death in 1941.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter Myrtle Smart and by a son Allen Poole.  Mrs Poole was a member of the McFall Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for a number of years.  She was employed with Champion Garment, Brighton Mills and Lindale Mill for several years.  Survivors include two daughters Mrs Ruth Knott of Silver Creek and Mrs Louise Harbin of Lavonia Georgia and one son Robert Poole of Rome; one sister Mrs Ada Turpin of Birmingham Alabama and a nephew Kelly Tanner who was raised by the family from an early age.  Thirteen grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren and a number of great great grandchildren also survive.  July 28, 1907-October 14, 2000. 

 

 

Frank O Powell

The Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, December 22, 1959
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Frank O. Powell, 70, well known farmer of the Spring Creek Community, died Monday morning at 8:10 a.m. in a local hospital following an attack suffered at his residence Saturday. Mr. Powell, prior to moving to the Spring Creek Community 12 years ago, had made his home in the Euharlee Community in Bartow County.    Mr. Powell was born in Bartow County, February 23, 1889, son of the late Thomas H. and Americus Cornelia Cochran Powell. He was married to the former Miss Sallie Mae McKelvey, December 1914 who survives him.    Surviving in addition to the wife are two daughters, Miss Katherine Powell of Rome, Rte. 4, Mrs. John Lee of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. M. C. Kay of Rome, Misses Kate and Grace Powell, both of the Euharlee Community and two grandchildren.    Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the Daniel Funeral Home with the Rev. J. W. Tate, pastor of the Stewart Avenue Baptist Church of Atlanta, officiating with interment to follow in the family lot of the Euharlee Cemetery.    The following will serve as pallbearers: Leon Burrell, Joe Dunaway, J.A. Lanier, Hoyt Baker, Gene Baldwin and H. B. Harris.    The body will lie in state at the Daniel Funeral Home and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 till 9 p.m. Tuesday and other hours they will be at the residence Rome Rte. 4.    Daniel Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.
 

 

Mrs. Irma L. Pratchard

17 February 1998

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mrs. Irma L. Pratchard, age 96, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 1998. Mrs. Pratchard was born April 25, 1901 in Spring Garden, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Bryan Pratchard; parents, Riley Fletcher Ash and Daisey Wiggins Ash; a son Bobby Pratchard; and a daughter Ailene Helen Harper. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Betty Aitken of Rome; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Graveside service for Mrs. Pratchard was held Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 3 p.m. from Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Andy Harper, Bryan Harper, Riley Harper, Michael Harper, Gresham Harper, and Eli Gingras. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Herbert Olin Price
7 April 1999
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. Herbert Olin Price, age 88, of Silver Creek, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 1999. Mr. Price was born February 14, 1911 in Polk County. He retired from Trend Mills where he was employed as a shipping clerk. Prior to working at Trend, Mr. Price was the former manager of the Green Valley Dairy in Cedartown and the manager of the Atlanta Dairies in Rome. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles William Price and Lula Anthony Price; a sister, Louise Steed Voyles; and a brother, Charles Price. Survivors include his wife, Loyce Elizabeth Doyle Price, three daughters, Martha Mathis of Rome, Ruth Forrister of Rome, and Oline Lloyd of Silver Creek; a son Doyle Price of Cave Spring; two sisters, Lena Spann of Valdosta and Clara Redmond of Cedartown 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 8, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Henderson and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren Huddleston of Commerce and the Rev. Lee Smollar officiating. Interment followed in the family plot in Floyd Memory Gardens. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Mr. Benton Russell "B.R." Proctor
Rome News Tribune: May 2004
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mr. Benton Russell "B.R." Proctor, age 93, of 1345 Redmond Road, Rome, a longtime resident of the Riverside Community, died Saturday evening, May 15, 2004, in a local health care facility. A native of Floyd County, Mr. Proctor was born on April 9, 1911, son of the late Thomas Luther and Georgia Willis Proctor. He was educated in Floyd County schools and was a graduate of Haynes Institute of Combustible Engineering of Chicago, Illinois. He had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County all of his life. Mr. Proctor had been an employee at the former Tubize Corporation, later Celanese Fibers Company from 1929 to 1972 as Superintendent of the Power and Air Conditioning Department. After retirement, for three years, he was associated with Rome Machine and Foundry as a Purchasing Agent, until becoming part owner of Eagle Equipment Company in 1977. Mr. Proctor had been a member of the Riverside Baptist Church since 1938, serving in many capactities, such as Chairman of Deacons, Training Union Director, Director of Brotherhood, and teacher of the Men's Gideon Sunday School Class. He was a member and past President of the Rome Lion's Club, where he served as Cabinet Secretary, Treasurer, and Governor of District 18 A, and Director of Georgia's Lion's Foundations Lighthouse. Mr. Proctor was a recipient (of) the Melvin Jones Fellow Award, a Lion's International Foundation Award for dedicated Humanitarian Service. He was preceded in death on July 15, 2003 by his wife, Annie Joe Booker Proctor, to whom he (was) married on Nov. 28, 1931. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Juanita Owens, two brothers, Willard and Wright Proctor and sister, Nell Cradock (Craddock).

 

 

Claude Ernest Proctor

Rome News Tribune March 16, 1939

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Claude Proctor Succumbs Today.  Claude Ernest Proctor, 58, died at his residence near Dyke's Creek this morning. He had been in declining health for six months and his condition had been serious for the past two months.  Born in Floyd County, he had spent his entire life here. He was a well-known farmer and had been a member of the Baptist church for 35 years. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Mizpah Methodist Church. The Rev. Ed Smith and the Rev. B.W. Hancock will officiate with interment in the adjoining cemetery.  Surviving Mr. Proctor are a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Davis, of Shannon; two sons, John and Paul Proctor; two brothers, H.G. and T. L. Proctor; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Allen, all of Rome, Mrs. T. J. Griffies, of Lindale; and two grandchildren.  Pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the residence at 2 o'clock, will include S. L. Henderson, Carl Allen, Luther Jones, Willard Proctor, Ralph Griffin and A. C. Payne.
 

 

Mrs. Emma T. Proctor
Rome News Tribune Dec. 8, 1966
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Emma Mae Terry Proctor, 77, 313 Perkins St. died in a Rome hospital at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday following an illness of several years, her condition having been critical for one day.  Mrs. Proctor was born in Floyd County July 5, 1889 and had spent the greater part of her life here. She joined the Macedonia Baptist Church during childhood but at the time of her death was a member of Shorter Avenue Baptist Church and the Extension Department. Her husband, Claude Ernest Proctor, died March 16, 1939.  Survivors include two sons, William Paul Proctor, Newnan, John Wesley Proctor of Calhoun; one daughter, Mrs. Willie F. Davis, Rome; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at l:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Horace Sheffield, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Mizpah Cemetery.  The body will be carried to the residence of the daughter, Mrs. Willie F. Davis, 313 Perkins St. at 3 p.m. today to remain until noon Friday at which time it will be removed to Jennings Chapel to lie in state from 12:30 p.m. until the funeral hour.  Pallbearers include Roy Childers, Bobby Jacobs, Max Proctor, Clinton Griffies, Sam Henderson and A. C. Payne.
 

 

Henry Grady Proctor

Rome News Tribune, July 8, 1960

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Henry Grady Proctor Dies; Rites Saturday.  Henry Grady Proctor died Thursday afternoon in a Rome hospital, following an attack suffered early Thursday morning at his home on the Sproull Road. Born in Bartow County on August 20, 1891, Mr. Proctor was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Drummond Proctor. He moved with his family, to Floyd County at the age of nine and had spent the greater part of his life here. He was a farmer and carpenter and was a veteran of World War I. During World War II, he was employed by the government and was associated with the Battey General Hospital. He was a member of the American Legion and attended Dykes Creek Baptist Church. He was married on December 20, 1920, to the former Miss Lucy Fowler who survives.  Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Dr. John W. Proctor, of Rome and Max D. Proctor, of Sproull Road. Eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Dykes Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. William Parker, Jr. and the Rev. J.R. Allred will officiate with interment to follow in East View cemetery.  The following friends will serve as pallbearers: J. M. Brown, C.T. Carver, John Thacker, C. E. Roberson, Alonzo Waid, C.W. Kerce, Alvin Fowler and Jeff Mathis.  The body will remain at the funeral home until 1 p.m. Saturday at which time it will be moved to the church to lie in state until time for the funeral services.  The family will be at the residence on Sproull Road. Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements.  (Note: Died July 7, 1960)
 

 

John Wesley Proctor

Rome News Tribune May 10, 1974
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


John Wesley Proctor, 71, Belwood Road, Calhoun Rte. 6, died at 2 p.m. Thursday in a Rome hospital following several years illness, his condition being critical for three weeks. Mr. Proctor was born in Floyd County Aug. 17, 1902, son of the late Claude E. Proctor and Emma Mae Terry Proctor. He moved to Calhoun in 1957 and prior to ill health was employed by Dixie Bell Mills. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Oothcalooga Lodge 154 F. & A.M., Chapter 484, Order of the Eastern Star, and Gordon County Low 12 Club and served with the Quartermaster Corp. during World War II. \par Survivors include his widow, the former Clara Kay, whom he married Nov. 16, 1957; one sister, Mrs. Willie F. Davis, Rome, seveal nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bethlehem Baptist Church, Sonaraville, with the Revs. Robert Hudgens, and Verme Wesley officiating. \par Interment will be in Blackwood Cemetery, Calhoun, with Ooothcalooga Lodge 154 F. & A.M. in charge of graveside rites. The body will be at Jennings Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. today.  At other hours the family will be at the residence of a nephew, Billy Kay, 106 Deer Park Lane, Calhoun. Pallbearers include Rayford Parker, Royce Dutton, Eddie Allmon, Bobby Jacobs, Ray Childers and Julian Sutton.

 

 

Mrs Lucy F Proctor

Rome News Tribune June 10, 1991
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Lucy F. Proctor, 91, of 176 Sproull Road, S.E. died Friday evening at a Rome health-care center after a long illness. Mrs. Proctor was born Dec. 20, 1899, in Chattooga County, daughter of the late William Lewis Fowler and Josephine Hefiner Fowler. She had been a longtime resident of Floyd County where she was a member of Dykes Creek Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Grady Proctor in 1960.  Survivors include: two sons, Max Proctor, Rome, and Dr. John Proctor, Cartersville; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Evans, Rome; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Heritage Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Mikel Garrett and the Rev. Willard Willis officiating. Interment will be at East View Cemetery.  (note: died June 7, 1991)

 

Mrs. J. W. Proctor

Rome News Tribune April 19, 1926
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. J. W. Proctor, 77 years of age, died at the residence of her son, C. E. Proctor, near Rome, this morning at 3 o'clock, after a long illness. She had been a devoted member of the Baptist Church for sixty years.  Mrs. Proctor is survived by the following children: C. E., E. L. H. G. Proctor, Mrs. P. G. Griffies and Mrs. J. C. Allen all of Rome; one brother, T. M. Drummond, of Chattanooga, and a sister, Mrs. George Dempsey, of Bartow County.  Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from Mispah Church. Rev. A. B. Elizer conducted the services.  Interment in adjoining cemetery. Daniel Company, morticians, were in charge of arrangements.  (Note: Born Feb. 20, 1849 Cass County, GA , Elizabeth Frances Drummond, married John Wesley Proctor)

 


Mr J W Pruitt

Cedartown Standard, Thursday, January 7, 1999

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. J. W. Pruitt, age 73, of 31 Alabama Street, Cave Springs, GA., passed away Wednesday, December 30, 1998. Mr. Pruitt was born July 21, 1925 in Cherokee County, Ala., and was a member of Community Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Pruitt was a retired self-employed construction worker and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Annie Story Pruitt and Lester Monroe Pruitt. Survivors include his wife Elsie Smith Pruitt of Cave Spring, Ga.; two sons, Johnny L. Pruitt and Ronny Pruitt, both of Cave Spring, Ga., three sisters, Lorene Mullinax of Rome, Ga., Gladys P. Wingo of Marietta, Ga. And Evelyn Smith; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Pruitt were conducted Saturday, January 2, 1999 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Clements officiating. Interment followed in Cave Spring Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Brewster Cleveland Post #86. Pallbearers included Steve Pruitt, Bradley Smith, Travis Smith, Chris Jacobs, Greg Wingo, and Tim Wingo. Honorary pallbearers included nephews. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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