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Mrs. Emma Jo Dawson Rackley

Rome News Tribune July 16, 1997
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Emma Jo Dawson Rackley, 80, of 1406 Ward Mountain Road, died Monday at a Rome hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Rackley was born in Bartow County, March 20, 1917, daughter of the last Joe F. Dawson and Clellah Brooks Dawson. She was a member of Armucheee Church of God and prior to retirement was employed by Klopman Mills. Survivors include her widower, James C. Rackley; a daughter, Peggy Puryear, Rome, a brother John Dawson, Albany; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Armuchee Church of God with the Rev. Charles Izell and the Rev. Paul Stover officiating.  Interment will be at East View Cemetery.

 


 

Mrs Wilie Mae Rainey

Rome Tribune, Tuesday, October 25, 1983
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mrs. Willie Mae Rainey, 70, 71 Thomas Rd., N.E., died Monday at 7:40 p.m. in a Rome nursing home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Rainey was born April 29, 1913 in Cherokee County, Ala., daughter of the late Charlie Gilham and Ethel Highfield Gilham, but had lived most of her life in Floyd County. She attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was employed with Medi-Clean Services, retiring in 1975.  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Barbara Burt, Rome, Mrs. Bernice Allen, Rome, Mrs. Shirley Bolinger, Cedartown; two sons, Carey Myers, Rome, Bobby Myers, Cedartown; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Ashley, Rome, Mrs. Violet Ashley, Rome; two brothers, George Gilliam, Rome, Harvel Gilliam, Rome; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church with Revs. Hershel Caldwell and Eddie Dempsey officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery near Cave Springs. Jennings Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Ramply Infant

Cedartown Standard, May 31, 1917
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

The month-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ramply, of Lindale, died Monday night, and was laid to rest here.

 

Mr John Redmond

Cedartown Standard, Thursday, July 25, 1918

 Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. John Redmond, A sad death which is greatly regretted throughout, Georgia and Tennessee was that of Mr. John Redmond of Rome, which occurred last week. With his family he was en route to Cleveland, Tenn., on a motorcycle. Mr. Redmond was riding the cycle, and his family were in a side car attached to it, which ran over a dog, causing Mr. Redmond to fall, dying in a short time afterwards. Mrs. Redmond and children were unhurt. Among those from Aragon that were called to Rome by his death were Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Redmond, Mr. G. W. Burkhalter and Mr. H. L. Jay.

 

 

Andrew Thomas Reed

Submitted by Terry

Andrew Thomas Reed, 72 of 8211 New Calhoun Highway, the Shannon Community, died Monday, January 18, 1999, at his residence. Mr Reed was born in Gordon county on July 25, 1926, son of the late David Grady Reed and Bessie Irene Edwards Reed. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church, Plainville Masonic Lodge No.364, F&AM and the Royal Arch Masons, a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II, and prior to retirement, was employed at Union Carbide Co. Survivors include his widow, Florine Cochran Reed, to whom he was married on Feb.5. 1944; one son, Thomas Reed, Cartersville; four daughters, Donna Benson and Sharon Gollahon, both of Shannon, Janet Meador, Plainville, and Tammy Stanell, Rome; one brother, Earnest Alford Reed, Rome; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 pm, at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home, with the Rev. Hoyt Coker and Dr. William Landers officiating. Interment will be at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Rosedale, Georgia.

Evelyn Reese

Rome Tribune-Herald July 13, 1910
Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Bright Young Girl Is Dead. Miss Evelyn Reese Dies On East Side; Funeral This Afternoon.  Evelyn Reese is dead. Such was the startling announcement which fell upon the ears of the citizens of Rome on yesterday. But, alas! it was too true, for the bright-faced, happy hearted Evelyn was dead and while the loving hearts of her once happy family were pierced as by a dagger, the faces of our people were saddened and their hearts touched with sympathy at her untimely end.  Evelyn Reese sprang from an ancestry in the social, judicial and legislative spheres of this nation, and yet with all of this high standing of her family, she lived, and was the true type of the noble devoted, loving, pure and truly Christian young woman.  Evelyn Elizabeth Reese was born in Madison, Morgan county, Georgia, on April 6, 1890, and at ten minutes before 4 o'clock, on the morning of July 12th, 1910, the soul of this pure, happy and splendid girl, just blooming into womanhood, took to itself, "the wings of morning," and sped away to the God from whence it came. When but an infant, her father, George S. Reese, moved from Madison to the city of Rome, and she has therefore lived all of her life in this city. At about twelve years of age she united with the First Baptist church and at the time of her death was a consistent member as well also a constant and devoted attendant of the Sunday School. In her school days she was punctual and studious, her surroundings were happy and pleasant. Her future looked bright and promising. Her friendship in childhood, maidenhood and young womanhood were strong, true and enduring.  But in all the beauty and loveliness of her young life, the true and grandest character of this noble girl, stood forth and hovered over her home and family as a "Holy benediction." She was the pride and joy of the family and was the "Great Peacemaker and Arbiter," in all the little troubles between the children. Her purpose and object in life was to make, not only home and family happy, but to carry and scatter flowers of pleasure and joy in all the pathways of life.  Columns and pages could be written on the character of this sweet girl but I have simply wandered into the garden of the past, and from the "Hot House," of memory, plucked this simple immortelle that I might lay it on the new made grave of this dear young woman in memory of her and hers. May the purity, beauty, and loveliness of character of this noble girl be an inspiration to her family and friends and may the memory of her virtues, while living in their midst, hover over this community as a guardian angel, is the wish of a sincere Friend

 

Rome, Georgia, July 13, 1910.  Funeral Notice.  The friend and acquaintances of Mr. George S. Reese and family, are requested to attend the funeral service of his daughter, Evelyn, at their residence, this afternoon, at the hour of 4:30 o'clock.  The following gentlemen are requested to act as pall-bearers: Sproull Graves, Henry Hine, Gray Stewart, W.S. Blair, Sam Hardy and Wright King, who will please meet at Harvey&Best undertaking parlors, at 4 o'clock.

Thursday, July 14, 1910.  Bright Young Girl Is Laid To Rest.  Funeral of Miss Evelyn Reese is Attended by a Large Number of Sorrowing Friends.  The funeral of Miss Evelyn Elizabeth Reese, whose spirit winged its way to the Creator on Tuesday morning, causing sorrow to all those who knew and loved her, occurred on yesterday afternoon, at four-thirty o'clock at the residence of her parents in East Rome.  No death more untimely has ever touched the hearts of Romans as that of the beloved Evelyn Reese. The life, beautiful and happy, so bright and rosy with views and expectations of the future, has been cut too short, and left a vacancy never to be filled. Her death is particularly heart rending and sad to those who daily came in contact with her loving traits of character, which fell about her, as blossoms scatter in a pathway. All during her illness to the end, when she fell in a calm and reposeful sleep, was she brave and patient, and kind to the loving hands which so carefully administered to her, just as she had come and gone all through life, with a kind word and cheering smile for every one.  Besides her hundreds of sorrowing friends, and a large number of relatives, outside of her immediate family, she leaves to mourn her loss, loving and devoted parents, Mr. and Mrs. George S. Reese, one sister, Miss Nona Martin Reese, and three brothers, who are Mr. Leland Reese and Julian and Edwin Reese. Dr. Headden, very touchingly with tender and comforting words, paid the last tribute to her many virtues. The floral offerings, elaborate beyond description, were only a small token of the great love and esteem in which she was held.
Miss Gladys McClain, Miss Martha Long, Mr. Charles Warner and Mr. Henry Patton composed the choir which very sweetly and beautifully sang, "Go Bury Thy Sorrow," "Abide In Me," and "The Christian's Good Night." Mrs. McHenry accompanied them on the piano.  Her mortal remains were laid to rest on beautiful Myrtle Hill, and her friends who bore the body to its final resting place were Messrs. Henry Hine, Wright King, Sam Hardy, Ray Stewart, Sproull Graves and W.A. Blair. 
"Her beautiful life was loaned to us, We knew it was not given. Her spirit has flown home to God, And with Him rests in Heaven."

 

Rosa Reynolds

Rome Tribune-Herald, Saturday, January 22, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Rosa Reynolds, the wife of Carlos Reynolds, died Friday morning, the 21st inst., at her home, on Duke street. her funeral will be held at Thankful Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.


 

Mrs Blanche P Riley

Rome News-Tribune
Submitted by Mary Ellen Crowe

Mrs. Blanche P. Riley, age 85, of 10 Luminosa Terrace, Rome, died early Saturday morning, May 8, 1999, in a Rome health care center following an extended illness.
Born December 27, 1913, in Seney, Georgia, Mrs. Riley was a daughter of the late Samuel S. and Jennie Peugh Ware. She spent the greater part of her life in Rome and Floyd County and was a retired nursing home administrator. Mrs. Riley was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and the Constellation Chapter #191, Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Mr. A. L. Riley and three brothers, Samuel D. Peugh, Lamar and George Ware, all preceded her in death.  Mrs. Riley is survived by a niece and her husband, Mary Ellen and Dean Crowe of Rome; a niece, Anne W. Rush of Acworth; nephews, John E. Ware of Rome and Dr. Larry L. Ware of Spartanburg, South Carolina; a stepdaughter, Jane Hope of Cumming; and a stepson, Bill Riley of Rome.  Funeral services were held Monday, May 10, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Evans and Rev. W. C. Ruchti officiating. Interment was in the East View Cemetery. The family received friends at the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Active deacons of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church served as pallbearers.

 

Mrs Blanche P Riley

Rome News-Tribune
Submitted by Mary Ellen Crowe

Mrs. Blanche P. Riley, age 85, of 10 Luminosa Terrace, Rome, died early Saturday morning, May 8, 1999, in a Rome health care center following an extended illness.  Born December 27, 1913, in Seney, Georgia, Mrs. Riley was a daughter of the late Samuel S. and Jennie Peugh Ware. She spent the greater part of her life in Rome and Floyd County and was a retired nursing home administrator. Mrs. Riley was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and the Constellation Chapter #191, Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Mr. A. L. Riley and three brothers, Samuel D. Peugh, Lamar and George Ware, all preceded her in death.  Mrs. Riley is survived by a niece and her husband, Mary Ellen and Dean Crowe of Rome; a niece, Anne W. Rush of Acworth; nephews, John E. Ware of Rome and Dr. Larry L. Ware of Spartanburg, South Carolina; a stepdaughter, Jane Hope of Cumming; and a stepson, Bill Riley of Rome.  Funeral services were held Monday, May 10, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Evans and Rev. W. C. Ruchti officiating. Interment was in the East View Cemetery. The family received friends at the Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Active deacons of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church served as pallbearers.

 

Jimmy Phil Roach

Rome News Tribune, July 24, 1988

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Jimmy Phil Roach, Funeral services for Jimmy Phil Roach will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. The Rev. Richard Smith, the Rev. Bob Bagley and the Rev. J. Holland Thomas will officiate. Interment will be at Floyd Memory Gardens. Mr. Roach, 42, of 358 Pleasant Hope Road, Silver Creek, died Saturday morning in a Rome hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile wreck. Mr. Roach was born in Floyd County on April 9, 1946, son of Dewey Marvin Roach and the late Willie Everett Roach. He was employed with Battey Machinery Co. for the past 10 years. He was a deacon and member of the Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and was formerly a member of the Marine Corps Reserve. Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Annie Dill, to whom he was married on Dec. 2, 1964; a daughter, Miss Ursula Tina Roach, Silver Creek; father, Rome; three brothers, Wayne Taylor and William Taylor, both of Aragon, and Chandler Taylor, Lindale; a sister Mrs. Bonita Waddell, Aragon; nieces and nephews.

 

 

Mrs. Nora Lee Roach
The Rome News Tribune, Rome, Ga., February 21, 1996, page 2-A
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Mrs. Nora Lee Roach, 83, of 334 W. Ninth St., died Tuesday at a Rome hospital. Mrs. Roach was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and prior to retirement, was employed by Anchor Rome Mills. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Roach, June 3, 1987. Survivors include: nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. David Thornton and the Rev. Bill Dowdy officiating.


 

Roberson Infant

Cedartown Standard, May 31, 1917
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


The two-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Roberson, of Lindale, died Saturday and was laid to rest here.

Mr. Ernest James Roberts, Sr

19 December 1997

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Mr. Ernest James Roberts, Sr., age 76, of Silver Creek, passed away Friday, December 19, 1997 at his residence. Mr. Roberts was born January 1, 1921 in Fulton County. He was a World War II Veteran and retired from Lindale Laundry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest E. Roberts and Sarah MacDonald Roberts. Survivors include wife, Myrtle Hardin Roberts, Silver Creek, son, Ernest J. Roberts, Jr., Silver Creek, daughters, Nannette Beall, Silver Creek, Deborah Millican, Menlow, Ga., sisters, Edna Watson, Rome, Geraldine East, Cedartown, brothers, Charles Jack Roberts, Portland, Oregon, 5 grandsons and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services for Mr. Roberts were conducted Sunday, December 21, 1997 at 2:00 p.m., from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Wesley Forrester officiating. The interment followed in Northview Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday, December 10, 1997 from 7:00 p.m., until 9:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Pallbearers were grandsons, Bradley Beall, Jason Beall, Aaron Millican, Matthew Sweat, Jr., James Roberts III and Alex Hosmer. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Alfred Claude Robinson

Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA., Monday April 3, 1995
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Alfred Claude Robinson, 84, of Saddlehorn Drive, died Sunday evening at a Rome hospital after a long illness. Mr. Robinson was born Sept. 3, 1910 in Gordon County, son of the late James Monroe Robinson and Fannie Fuller Robinson. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated the Greystone Barber Shop. He was a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran, having served in the European Theater during World War II. Survivors include: his wife, Martha Robinson; a sister, MarJean McDearis, Calhoun; nieces and nephews. Graveside and interment services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East View Cemetery.


 

Mr Dock Roe

Daily Citizen News (November 1985)
Submitted by Gary Harbin

Mr. Dock Roe, 96, of Spring Place, died Saturday at 5 a.m. in the Murray County Hospital. He is survived by a son, Mr. Cecil Roe; a granddaughter, Mrs. Janie Fowler; a grandson, Mr. Jason Fowler; and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Edwards, all of Spring Place. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, 3 p.m., at Ball Creek Baptist Church in Pickens County with the Revs. Horace Reeves and Wallace Parks officiating. Internment will be held in the church cemetery.
 

 

Harriet Rose Ann Roe

Daily Citizen News (July 1993)

Submitted by Gary Harbin.
 

Harriet Rose Ann Roe, 98, of Chatsworth, died Thursday, July 8, 1993, at 1:45 p.m. in the Murray County Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Curtis N. Gray and Robert W. Roe, and two daughters, Ora Lee Gray and Billie Roe Rabon. Survivors include five sons, Dock Gray of Cohutta, Norman and Jerry Roe of Chatsworth, and Tommy Roe of Shreveport, La.; three daughters, Glenice Gray Pellom of San Diego, Calif., Ellen Gray Stone of Cohutta, and Patsy Roe Butler of Eton; 25 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a brother, Malcolm Lowery of Dalton; and a sister, Grace Lowery Wooten of Tunnel Hill. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Ballew officiating. Burial will follow in the Eton Cemetery.

 

 

Kenneth Grady Rollins

Rome News Tribune, 13 March 1989
Submitted by Wendall Stephens.

Kenneth Grady Rollins, Funeral services for Kenneth Grady Rollins will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home.  The Rev. Lamar Ashley and the Rev. Billy Rampley will officiate. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Rollins, 31, of 868 Woods Road died Saturday morning at a Rome hospital. He was born in Floyd County on Oct. 2, 1957, son of Grady Rollins and Edna F. Corley Rollins. He was the operator of Rollins Pulpwood.  Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Rollins, Rome; five sisters, Mrs. Julie Croy, Calhoun, Mrs. Wanda Sue Teague, Dalton, Mrs. Cynthia Kay Pharr, Blue Ridge, MS., Vickie Dawn Rollins, Rome and Mrs. Paula Brown, Pensacola, Fla.; nieces and nephews.

Lindsey Franklin Rosser
Rome News Tribune, Wednesday, March 02, 1994
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Lindsey Franklin Rosser, Funeral services for Lindsey Franklin Rosser will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Henderson and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Dempsey officiating. Interment will follow at Rehobeth Cemetery in Cave Spring. Mr. Rosser 74, of 16 Love Street died Monday evening at a Rome Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Spring Garden, Ala. on August 17, 1919, son of the late John Theopolis Rosser and Minnie Lindsey Rosser. He was dairy operator and farmer and prior to retirement, was employed by West Point Pepperell. He was an Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, the former Lula B. Highfield, to whom he was married on August 2, 1941, four daughters, Frances Schenk, Centre, Barbara Wood, Tallapoosa, Joan Patterson, Waco and Sandra Kerr, Cave Spring, a son, John Roy Rosser, Cedartown, a sister, Annie Lou Henson, Centre, two brothers, Wendell Rosser; Bombay, Fla., Huston Rosser, Gadsden, 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Robert L. Runion
Rome News Tribune Jan. 11, 1926

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Robert L. Runion Died Home Sister Near Coosa Sunday.  Robert L. Runion, age 54, died Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mattie E. McCurry, near Coosa. He had been in ill health for about 2 years. The funeral was conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Pisgah church. \par Arrangements by W. b. Nichols & Son, morticians. Mr. Runion had been a resident of Rome for 30 years and had a number of friends here. Besides his sister, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Margaret E. Runion. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Dr. John H. Wood, pastor of First Christian church, conducted the services. Mr. Runion was a well-known piano tuner. He had been connected with McBrayer Brothers Company for several years. W. B. Nichols & Son, morticians, had charge of arrangements.
The following friends acted as pallbearers: Blanton Fisher, W. T. McCarver, Fred Salmon, Charlie Walker, Tom Duncan and Green Moore.  (Note: his death certificate said he was born Dec. 11, 1871 in GA.)


 

Mr. Earl Russell

Submitted by a volunteer

 

Mr. Earl Russell, 82, of Valley Drive, Cave Spring, died Saturday morning (April 15, 2006) in an area hospital. A native of Cherokee County, Ala., Mr. Russell was born Nov. 5, 1923, son of the late Dewey and Imo Law Russell. He came to Cave Spring in 1950 to head the Cave Spring Police Department. He later joined the Floyd County Police Department and served as chief from 1965 to 1973. Mr. Russell was a former member of the Floyd County Board of Commissioners and served as Mayor of Cave Spring from 1994 to 2000. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Wildlife Association. He was also a former member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association and had owned and operated the Cave Spring Drive-In for a number of years and at the time of death owned the Cave Spring Tire Store. Mr. Russell was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Surviviors include his wife, the former Rosa Lee Studdard, to whom he was married March 31, 1944, two daughters, Martha Jo Brumit and Betty Russell both of Cave Spring, three grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Jean Beegle of Anniston and Mrs. Sylvia Crook of Dallas, Ga. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring with Rev. Jason Willis and Rev. Todd Padgett officiating. Gayle Godfrey and Jim Free delivered the eulogy. Interment followed in the Cave Spring Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Honor Guard of the Shanklin-Attaway Post of the American Legion. Pallbearers included Jimmy Beegle, Gary Beegle, Kenneth Beegle, Jeff Beegle, Ray Gresham, Doug Russell, Brandon Slaton and Shane Slaton. An honorary escort included Yancey Payne, Gayle Godfrey, Leon Godfrey, Benny Gossett and present and former members of the Floyd County Police Department and the Cave Spring Police Department. John House's Cave Spring Chapel Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.  (The Rome News Tribune - April 2006)

 

 

James Allard Russell

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

Funeral services for James Allard Russell will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home.  The Rev. Roy Goolsby and the Rev. Bill Nicholson will officiate. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Russell, 42, of 2607 Horseleg Creek Road died Wednesday afternoon from injuries sustained in an on-the-job mishap.  He was born in Floyd County, Dec. 22, 1947, son of Lillian Ruth Griffin Russell and the late George N. Russell. He had been a longtime resident of Floyd County where he was a member of the Brethren Church.  He was a veteran, having served with the Army in Vietnam. He was a member of Coosa Masonic Lodge No. 622 F& A.M. and was employed by Randy Acker Hauling Co.  Survivors include: his wife, the former Jewell Ann Green, to whom he was married Dec. 22, 1967; three daughters, Angelia Russell, Christy Russell and Teresa Russell, all of Rome; his mother, Rome; a sister, Mrs. Frances Russell Shepard, Rome; two brothers, George Russell and David Russell, both of Rome; nieces and nephews.

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