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Mr. Alfred H. Satcher

Rome News Tribune Sept. 4, 2005
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mr. Alfred H. Satcher, age 82, of Piney Woods Road, Taylorsville, GA, died Saturday, September 3, 2005, at his residence.  Mr. Satcher was born in Bartow County, GA, on January 9, 1923, the son of the late Jesse H. Satcher, Sr. and Clara Mae Adams Satcher. He had lived in the Doraville, GA area for a number of years before returning to his childhood home. Prior to retirement in 1978, Mr. Satcher had been associated with Southern Bell for a number of years. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Mr. Satcher was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion, a member and Past Master of the John W. Akin Masonic Lodge #537 F&AM of Taylorsville, the Tucker Shrine Club where he was Captain of the Motorcycle Corps and was a member of the Yaarah Shrine Temple of Atlanta. Following retirement, Mr. Satcher enjoyed working his farm, riding horses and visiting with friends. He also loved to travel, especially to Florida. Mr. Satcher was married on July 2, 1949 to Betty Jo Taylor Satcher, and she preceded him in death on September 11, 2003. Also preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, J. E. Satcher.  Mr. Satcher is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Tom Kelly of Taylorsville, a granddaughter, Jeanne Skiles and her husband, Craig, of Charleston, SC, two grandchildren, Alex Skiles and Morgan Skiles, four brothers, Harold Satcher of Aragon, GA, Hollis Satcher of Rome, Hoyt Satcher and Jesse Satcher, Jr., both of Taylorsville; one sister, Betty Jackson of Taylorsville. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Satcher will be held on Tuesday morning at 11 am. in the Hertigage chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home with Rev. Drew Brown officiating.
Interment will follow in the Floyd Memory Gradens with the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion Guard in charge of military graveside rites.  Mr. Satcher will lie in state in the Heritage Chapel of the Jenniings Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 until 7 p.m.  Members of the John W. Akin Masonic Lodge #537 F&AM will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Regency Hospice, 20 Fox Chase SE, Cartersville, GA 30120, or to the Shriner's Hospital, c/o Yaarab Temple, 400 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30308.


 

Mrs. Seany Calloway Satcher

Rome News Tribune Feb. 22, 1944
Submitted to Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Seany Calloway Satcher, died at the residence, Silver Creek Route 1 at 7:30 a.m. today. She had been in declining health for some time, but seriously ill for only a few days. Mrs. Satcher was born in Union County, N.C. July 1, 1870. She was the wife of S. Satcher, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. A.L. Branton, of Kingston; Mrs. Arthur Bozeman, and Mrs. A.L. Fricks of Rome, Route 2; Mrs. Doyal Ledbetter, of Thomaston; Mrs. D.B. Freeman, and Mrs. D.A. Fricks, of Rome; one son, S. A. Satcher of Silver Creek, Route 1; two brothers, W.W. Calloway, of Covington, GA, C.V. Calloway of Marietta, GA; two sisters, Mrs. B.J. Dawson, of Kingston; Mrs. M.I. Nichols, of Rockmart; thirty-eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Cross Roads Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Ralph Kimsey. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Six grandsons will act as pallbearers.

 


George Scoggins

Anniston Star, Friday, February 5, 1999

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Services for George Scoggins, 92, of Rome will be today at 2 p.m. at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home Chapel in Summerville, Ga., with Minister Jim Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Green Hills Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Scoggins died Tuesday at Crewswell Health & Rehab Center.Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Fowler of Rome; a son, Tommy Lee Scoggins of Silver Creek, Ga.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be members of the Pennville Church of Christ.Mr. Scoggins was a member of Pennville Church of Christ and Quarter Century Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arvie Tanner Scoggins; a sister, Laura Bell Boswell; and two brothers, William Charles Scoggins and Sidney Clarence Scoggins.

 

 

Mrs. Herbert Scoggins

Rome News Tibune Sept. 3, 1978
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Herbert Scoggins, 53, Marietta, died at 10:50 a.m. Friday in Marietta. Mrs. Scoggins, the former Zelma Fortenberry, was born in Blairsville, June 14, 1925, daughter of Maggie Fortenberry and the late J. W. Fortenberry. She lived in Rome for several years before moving to Marietta.  Survivors include her widower, Herbert Scoggins, Marietta; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry Flynn and Mrs. Jackie Cook, both of Marietta, one son, Neal Tanner, Marietta; mother, Mrs. J. W. Fortenberry, Blairsville; four brothers, Doyle Fortenberry and Hartzel Fortenberry, both of Blairsville, Floyd and Quenton Fortenberry, both of Rome; one sister, Mrs. Clyde Spivey, Rome, five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Evangelical Methodist Church, Marietta, with the Rev. Frank Ray officiating. Interment was in Georgia Memorial Gardens, Marietta.  Jennings Funeral Home makes the announcement for the family.


 

Joe Fred Self

Rome News Tribune August 10, 1936

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Joe Fred Self Killed Monday on Traintracks.  Joe Fred Self, 19, of 300 Branham Avenue, was found dead on the Southern Railway tracks near the East Twentieth Street crossing this morning at 3 o'clock. He was apparently run over by the north-bound through freight train shortly before that time.  A coroner's inquest was scheduled to be held this aftenoon at 4 o'clock at the Daniel & Son Funeral Home. The youth was badly mangled, both legs and an arm having been severed, and his skull fractured.  Self was the son of John H. Self, of this city. He was formerly employed with the C.I.T. corporation. Besides his father, he is survived by one brother, Donald Self, of Dallas, GA.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the chapel of the Daniel & Son Funeral Home. The Rev. A.B. Carnes will officiate, with interment in the Mizpah cemetery.  Pallbearers will include Austin Crowe, Lawrence Patrick, Bud Stokes, Bunk Salmon, Andrew Mathis and Red Rash.


Thomas H. Self
Rome News Tribune April 29, 1973
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Thomas Harold (Jackie) Self, 38, Hicksville Road, Aragon, a former Floyd Countian, died Friday in a Rockmart hospital following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Rockmart.  Mr. Self was born in Floyd County on Aug. 12, 1934, son of Mrs. Sally Ford Self and the late Joe C. Self and had spent the greater part of his life here prior to moving to Aragon five years ago. He was employed as a foreman by the State Highway Department.  Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Hazel Gentry, to whom he was married Sept. 7, 1957; three daughters, Misses Deborah Darlene, Judy Rene and Regina Lynn Self, all of Aragon; mother Mrs. Sally Self, Silver Creek Rte. 1; four brothers, Joe and Charles Self of Rome, Hubert Self, Powder Springs and Billy Self of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Garrett, Atlanta and Mrs. Louise Stoner of Rome.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Robert Gipe, minister of Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating. Interment will be in Mizpah Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home and the family will be at the residence of the mother, Mrs. Sally Self, Silver Creek Rte. 1.  Pallbearers will include Luke Casey, Ervie Carver, Dellas Shelly, Charles Stoner, Billy Ford and Mike Compton.  (Note: Died April 27)

Mrs. Lucille Mae Sexton

Rome News Tribune August 2, 1987
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Plainville-Lundy Sexton, 77 of the Scottville community, died Thursday morning.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucille Mae Sexton, Plainville; five daughters, Mrs. Ellweze Mullins, Mrs. Mary Rose Herrero and Mrs. Elinda Hilley, all of Plainville; Mrs. Bernice Covington, Calhoun and Mrs. Louise Morgan, Adairsville, two sons, H. C. Sexton, Adairsville and A.D. Sexton, Whitesburg, Ky.; a sister Miss Myrtle Sexton, Whitesburg, Ky.; a brother, Cullen Sexton, Whiteburg, Ky: 26 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Scottville Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Hightower officiating.  (Note: Died July 30)

 

 

Dr. Gloria M. Shatto

June 13, 1999

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Dr. Gloria M. Shatto, Berry College’s sixth president passed away Sunday, June 13, 1999 in Rome. Dr. Shatto served as the college’s president from January 1, 1980, until her retirement on May 31, 1998, when she became president emerita. At the time of her appointment, she was the first woman to serve as president of a college or university in Georgia. “Gloria Shatto was a dear friend and a mentor to me personally, and she was a great leader at Berry College for two decades,” said Dr. Scott Colley, Berry president. “All of us will miss her. She created a legacy at Berry College that will last.” Previously, Dr. Shatto had served as George R. Brown Professor of Business and Economics at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Before going to Trinity as a distinguished professor in 1977, she served for four years as associate dean and professor of economics at Georgia Tech'’ College of Management. Earlier, she was associate professor of economics at the University of Houston. A native of Houston, Texas she earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in economics at Rice University in Houston, and she taught for four years in the Houston public schools. She held a position in market research for Exxon (the Humble Oil and Refining Company) in Houston and later earned her doctorate in economics at Rice. Her honors and fellowship include Phi Beta Kappa (Rice University), American Association of University Women Fellowship, and Organization of American States Fellowship. She was named by Georgia Tech students as the “Outstanding Administrator” in 1974, Rice University named her “Distinguished Alumna” in 1987. In 1994, she was named as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “100 Most Powerful and Influential Georgians.” “Gloria Shatto will be dearly missed,” said A. W. “Bill” Dahlberg, chairman and CEO of the Southern Company. “She was a dynamic woman of great vision and a dedicated board member who has helped both Georgia Power and Southern Company grow and succeed through her outstanding service.” During Dr. Shatto’s tenure as president, Berry received academic accolades as well as recognition as one of American’s best values in higher education: 11 listings in U. S. News and World Report’s “America’s best College’s” seven listings in Peterson’s Competitive Colleges: Top Colleges for Top Students, a listing in The New York Times “Best Buys in College Education,” and six consecutive listings in Money magazine’s “The 100 Best College Buys.” Under her leadership a strategic planning effort that focused on the college’s mission of academic achievement, student work opportunity, and religious life opportunities resulted in 2002 Centennial Vision, the college’s strategic plan. Dr. Shatto is survived by her husband, Robert J. Shatto, a graduate of the University of Houston and a retired electrical engineer, and two sons, Donald and David. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Robert and Gloria Shatto Scholarship Fund at Berry College. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999 in the Berry College Chapel.
 

 

Mrs Clara Lanham Shaw

Rome News Tribune May 6, 1934
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Lanham Shaw who died Friday evening at the residence 3 Kirkwood St., Chatillon Village will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Barnsley Chapel. The Rev. G.W. Hamilton, pastor of the South Broad Methodist church will officiate with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Daniel & Sons Funeral Home, Mortician. (Note: Died May 4)

 

 

Mrs. Rebecca Lucille "Lucy" Shaw

11 September 1998

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mrs. Rebecca Lucille "Lucy" Shaw, age 87, of Rome, passed away Friday, September 11, 1998. Mrs. Shaw was born October 18, 1910 in Floyd County. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Rome High School and was employed by Esserman’s for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur L. and Mattie Lee Van Lloyd. Survivors include her husband, Edward E. Shaw of Rome; a son, Linton Angle of Albuquerque, N.M.; two grandchildren, Rebecca Angle of Laredo, Texas and Hammond Angle of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Arthur W. Wallace Lloyd of Rome; and three nieces, Lynn Batts and Lisa Farless of Rome and Annie Lee Mann of Garland, Texas. Graveside services were held Sunday, September 13, at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Goolsby officiating. Interment followed. West Oak Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.



 

Mr Freeman Shelnutt

6 May 1998
Submitted by Regina Shelnutt Barnes.

Mr. Freeman Shelnutt. age 63. of #804 Warren Road. NE. Rome. died Wednesday night (May 5, 1998) at 11:37 at a local hospital.  A native of Troup County, Georgia, Mr. Shelnutt was born on October 7, 1934, the son of the late John T. and Bessie Eley Shelnutt. Mr. Shelnutt was a 1951 graduate of Hogansville, GA High School, attended North Georgia College, and was a 1955 graduate of Berry College. Following graduation from Berry, Mr. Shelnutt taught at the Georgia School for the Deaf at Cave Spring for 6 years. For the following 26 years, Mr. Shelnutt taught in Language Arts at Armuchee High School, having retired in 1986 from the Floyd County Board of Education. Mr. Shelnutt was a member and Deacon of the New Armuchee Baptist Church, where he served as Secretary of the Sunday School Department, Church Treasurer, served as a member of the Finance Committee, was a member and Director of the JOY Club, and for several years served as a Sunday School Teacher. At the time of his death, Mr. Shelnutt was serving as President of the Armuchee Ruritan Club and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Mr. Shelnutt was married on April 3, 1955 to the former Louise Payne, who survives.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise P Shelnutt; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Regina and Steven Barnes of Rome, and Kim and Tony Miller of Calhoun, GA; 5 grandchildren, Bradley and Drew Barnes of Rome, Josh, Kierston and Gavin Miller of Calhoun, GA: a sister, Carolyn Watson of Hogansville, GA: 1 uncle, Kernel Shelnutt of Franklin, GA: and 1 aunt, Miss Connie Eley of Rome. Nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services for Mr. Shelnutt will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the New Armuchee Baptist Church with the Revs. Ed Holsomback, Tim Rice and Willard MacAIlaster officiating with interment to follow in the family lot of the New Armuchee Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will be carried to the church on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock to remain until the funeral hour.  The following will serve as active pallbearers: Morris Rice, Gene Blackwelder, Clentis Poole, Greg and Tray Tucker, James (Mike) Miller, Harry Howard and Ricky Mull. Members of the J.O.Y. Club, the Armuchee Ruritan Club and Deacons of New Armuchee Baptist Church are requested to serve as honorary pallbearers. Both active and honorary pallbearers are requested to meet at the church on Saturday morning by 10:40.
The family will receive friends at the New Armuchee Baptist Church this (Friday) evening from 6 until 9 o'clock, and at other hours they will be at the residence, #804 Warren Road.  Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the New Armuchee Baptist 0Church. 5385 Martha Berry Highway, N.W., Armuchee GA 30105.  Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Mallory Shiflett

Rome News Tribune December 14, 1972

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mallory Shiflett, 68, of the Lake Creek Community, Lindale, Rte. 1, died Wednesday evening in a Cedartown hospital following an illness of several months. Mr. Shiflett was born in Polk County on July 29, 1904, son of the late B.W. and Destie Brown Shiflett. He had spent the greater part of his life in Floyd County. He was a retired farmer and realtor and a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church.  Mr. Shiflett is survived by his widow, the former Eva Nichols; three daughters, Mrs. Marcelle McKinney of Cedartown; Mrs. Mildred McVey of Ocala, Fla.; and Miss Myra Shiflett of Lindale; three brothers, E. P. Shiflett, Robert Shiflett and Henry Shiflett, all of Cedartown; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. The Revs. Ray Rampy and Ira Spiers will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot of North View Cemetery, Cedartown.  Active pallbearers will be Albert Shiflett, Steve Shiflett, Howard Nichols, Eddie Shiflett, Herman Cain, and Dewey Shiflett.  The body will lie in state at the residence until time for services.
Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (note: died December 13, 1972)


 

Mrs. Ruth M. Shiflett
Rome News Tribune February 12, 2005
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Ruth M. Shiflett, age 91, of Douglasville, formerly of Rome, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 2005, at a Douglasville healthcare facility.  Mrs. Shiflett was born in Floyd County on July 5, 1913, daughter of the late Coleman Crider and the late Elizabeth Crider. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist fatith. Mrs. Shiflett was preceded in death by her husband, Claude P. Shiflett and by a grandson, Paul Shiflett.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marianne Browning, California; a son, Robert Shiflett, Rome; a sister Mrs. Manerva Beard, Rome, a brother, Ben Crider, Nevada, five grandchildren; Gina Shiflett, Alissa Browning, Amy Harris, Robert Shiflett and Michael Browning; eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great grand-children; special nieces, Pat Jenkins and Rita Thompson; a special nephew, Ralph Kiker; other nieces and nephews also survive.  Graveside services for Mrs. Shiflett will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hope Cemetery. The Rev. Elgin William will officiate.  The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Sunday from noon until l:30 p.m. At other hours they may be contacted at each of their respective residences.  Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the funeral.

 

 

George Sisson

Rome Tribune Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

George Sisson Take Own Life.  Prominent Farmer Near Lyerly Found Dead Shortly After Shooting Himself Through Neck.  Lyerly, Ga. Jan.4. George Sisson,a well-known farmer of near Lyerly, committed suicide today by shooting himself through the neck with a pistol, near his home. When found shortly afterward, he was dead. No cause is known for the deed, but he had been acting strangely for two or three days. He is survived by his wife and one child.

 

John Franklin Skelton

Rome and Vicinty April 5, 1918
Sent in by Great Granddaughter Evelyn Skelton Sell.

Died in North Rome--- J.F. Skelton, aged 77 years and a resident of this city for some time, passed away at 11 o'clock Friday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. A. Duncan, no 319 Calhoun avenue. Three sons and three daughters survive him, all but Mrs. Duncan residing else-where. Mr. Skelton was a veteran of the Civil War, in which he served as a member of Co E. 68th Indiana-Infantry. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence and internment will be in Oakland Cemetery.

 

 

Mrs. J. A. Sloman
Cedartown Standard, July 26, 1917
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


In the silent city of the dead at Cave Spring there is a newly made grave, which was covered Thursday, July 19th with beautiful wreaths of flowers, the loving tribute of her many friends. In this grave lies one whom I have loved and known for many years, Mrs. J.A. Sloman. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother and a true Christian, loved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and 8 children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Weep not, dear children, mother is not dead, but only asleep. ­ One Who Loved Her.


 

Mrs. Anna Smith

Rome News Tribune-Monday, Nov. 16, 1936
Submitted by Jan Mathis Hale

Mrs. Anna Smith Dies Early Today, Funeral Tuesday.  Mrs. Anna Smith passed away Monday morning at 6 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Kerce, at Morrison Camp Ground. She had been ill for the past year and her condition became critical a month ago. She was born January 13, 1857, at Everett Springs, the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Mann, of Sugar Valley. Mrs. Smith had resided in Floyd County practically all her life, the greater portion of it having been spent at Everett Springs.  She was the widow of the late Pressley B. Smith, who died March 8, 1932. A devoted Christian, she had been a member of the Mount Tabor Methodist Church for many years. Surviving Mrs. Smith are four daughters, Mrs.W.L. Dew, of Americus, Mrs. Sarah Kerce, Mrs. Paul Keys, of Rome, Mrs. Lucille Johnson, of Atlanta; eight sons, Doyle, of Rome, Prater, of Adairsville, Grady, of Jessup, Watson, of Resacca, John, Reginald and Walter, of Everett Springs, and Felton Smith, of Calhoun; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Stark, of Chattanooga, Mrs. Ben Harris, of Sugar Valley; three brothers, Colonel Bill Mann, of Dalton, the Rev. Jeff Mann, of Waco, Texas, and Robert Mann, of Sugar Valley. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Mount Tabor Methodist church. The Rev. J.B.Ward, pastor, will officiate, with interment in the Mount Tabor cemetery. Pallbearers will include Charles Everett, S.F. Mills, Lester Terry, W. L. White, H. E. Fitzpatrick, M.L. Earl, G. C. Dew and Elijah Holsomback. They are requested to meet at the church.
 

 

Dallas Bane Smith

Rome News Tribune, Friday, January 10, 1975
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Dallas Bane Smith, 54, 203 Alfred Ave., died Thursday afternoon in a Rome hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Smith was born in Cherokee County, Ala. April 28, 1920 and resided much of his life in Rome. A member of the Baptist Church he was the son of Mrs. Annie Mae Hartline and the late George T. Smith. He was a truck driver for Pet Bakeries, Inc. Survivors include his mother, his widow the former Miss Frances Mize, Rome; one daughter, Miss Sandra Smith, Rome; one son, Don Smith, Rome; two sisters, Mrs. B. B. Smart of Marietta and Mrs. Doris McConnell, Atlanta; two brothers, Howard Smith Atlanta, and Elmer Hartline, Rome and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Henderson Frazier Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Larry Davis, Billy Ramply and Eddie Williams officiating. Interment will be in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers include Harold Proctor, Baltimore Smith, Virgil Haney, Dough Padget, Ollie Bell, Eddie Blankenship and Arvil Burkhalter. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Henderson Frazier Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Francis Roscoe Smith
Rome News Tribune April 28, 1968
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Funeral services for Francis Roscoe Smith of 7 West Main St. who died Friday, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the South Broad Baptist Church with the Revs. Wallace Preast and Bernard Deakins officiating. Interment was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Smith was born in Cherokee County Dec. 29, 1882, but spent most of his life in Rome. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated the Central Barber Shop on Broad Street. He was a member, deacon and Sunday School teacher at the South Broad Baptist Church.  Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.  (Note: died Apr. 26)

 

 

G Howard Smith

Rome News Tribune August 2, 1987
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Textiles, Community Leader G. Howard Smith, 78, Dies.Retired industrialist and community leader G. Howard Smith, 78, of 809 Highland Ave., died Saturday morning at a Rome hospital.  A retired vice-president and general manager of West Point Pepperell Manufacturing Company, with which he had been associated from 1929 until 1970, Mr. Smith was active for more than half a century in banking, education and business here.  A native of Fayette, Ala., Mr. Smith was born Feb. 24, 1909, the son of the late Garland Spencer Smith and Adine Young Smith.  He was graduated from Alabama Polytechinc Institute, now Auburn University in 1919 with a bachelor of science degree. During college, his decidely blond hair earned him the nickname of "Jack Frost" and he was called Jack from then on.  Before starting his career in the textile industry, Mr. Smith played professional baseball with Lindale in the Georgia-Alabama League, with Vicksburg, Miss., in the Cotton States League, and with Chattanooga, Tenn., in the Southern League.  Through the years, Mr. Smith served in numerous leadership positions with the Georgia Textile Manufacturers Association (GTMA) the Textile Operating Executives of Georgia and the Textile Education Foundation, Inc. He was president of the GTMA in 1962-63.  Active in the banking community here, he was a former director of the National City Bank, (now First Union National Bank of Floyd County) and Citizens and Federal Savings and Loan Association.  He also held leadership positions in nearly all other facts (facets?) of community life, as a former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pepperell school system, a charter member of the Civil Service Board and a unit chairman for the Rome-Floyd United Fund.  He also served as president of Lindale Charities, was a director of the Junior Achievement program, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and was a past president of the Rome Exchange Club.  For three years, he served as president of the Northwest Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, and held the Silver Beaver, one of Scouting's highest awards.  He was a former treasurer of Lindale Lodge 455, F& A.M., and was a past worshipful master of the Floyd County Masonic Association.  He also served as a former director of the Coosa Country Club, and played golf as his hobby.  Mr. Smith was a communicant of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucy Willingham Smith; three daughters, Mrs. Harrell Everett, Jr. Goldsboro, N.C., Mrs. Joseph C. Frierson, Athens, and Mrs. David Hunter, Rome; five grandchildren.  Graveside services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. G. Donald Black and the Rev. Janice Bracken officiating.  (Note: Died Aug. 1)


 

Harvey J Smith

Rome News Tribune, Sunday, September 13, 1981

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Harvey J. Smith, 60, 18 Park St., Cave Spring, died Friday, (September 11, 1981) in a Rome hospital following an extended illness of two years. He was born in Cherokee County, Ala., Sept. 4, 1921, son of Oscar Smith and the late Omie Alexander Smith. He had been a resident of Cave Spring most of his like and was a member of the Cave Spring Baptist Church. Prior to ill health, he was employed by the Marietta Daily Journal for 17 years. Survivors include the widow, the former Evelyn Pruitt, whom he married, Jan. 5, 1946; one son Sammy Smith, Cave Spring; one daughter, Mrs. Vicky Jacobs, Rome; father Oscar Smith, Cedartown; three brothers, Earl Smith, Lindale, Horace Smith, Centre, Ala., Marvin Smith, Rome; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Pruitt, Cave Spring; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Cave Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Cave Spring Cemetery. Pallbearers include, Gene Givens, Greg Ringo, Steve Pruitt, Eddy Smith, Ronnie Pruitt, Jerry Broome, Johnny Pruitt and Terry Bishop. They are asked to meet at the church at 1:45 p.m. today.


 

Mr. Ike Smith

Cedartown Standard, Thursday, March 11, 1937
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. Ike Smith, 49 years of age, died Wednesday, March 3, in a Rome hospital; after receiving injuries about the head in an accident. He was brought to a local hospital, but was later transferred to Rome. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Forney, Ala., with the Rev. Clinton officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery with Bisaner's Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife and four children, Clyde, James, Doris and Evelyn Smith.


 

Jack Smith

Rome News Tribune, Rome, Ga., February 21, 1996, Page 2-A
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Jack Smith, 79, of Route 5 died Wednesday at a Rome hospital. Mr. Smith was born in Chattooga County, March 10, 1916, son of the late William Thomas Smith and Maudie Roberts Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife Grace Booker Smith. Survivors include: two daughters, Peggy Bennett, Rome and Tracy Smith, Summerville; a sister, Bernice Ragan. Summerville: four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m Friday at Greenhills Memory Gardens with the Rev. Gleason Maxwell and the Rev. Don Howe officiating. (Rome News Tribune, Rome, Ga., February 21, 1996, Page 2-A) Jack Smith,
Jack Smith, age 79, a resident of Rt. 5, Summerville, GA. Passed away Wednesday morning in a Rome hospital. Mr. Smith was born on March 10, 1916 in Chattooga County, Georgia, was a son of the late William Thomas and the late Maudie Roberts Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Grace Booker Smith and 3 brothers, the late Russell Smith, the late Willie Smith and the late Jesse Smith. Surviving are 2 daughters: Peggy Bennett of Rome and Tracy Smith of Summerville; granddaughter, Lynn Smith of Jonesboro, GA. 3 grandsons: Phillip Wofford of Calhoun, Byron Wofford and Greg Wofford both of Summerville. One sister: Bernice Ragan of Summerville, several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 11AM Friday from the graveside at Greenhills Memory Garden. Active pallbearers will be Bryon Wofford, Phillip Wofford, Greg Wofford, Bob Bennett, Brent Hawkins and Ben Smith. They are asked to assemble at the Funeral home at 10:30 AM Friday. Mr. Smith will be in state at J.D. Hill Funeral Home, Summerville, GA. After 5 PM this evening, where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 PM. At other hours, the family will be at the residence of a grandson Byron Wofford, Rte 5 Summerville, GA. J.D. Hill Funeral Home Summerville, GA. Is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Jack Smith who passed away Wednesday morning.

 

 

James Edward Smith
Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. February 27, 1973
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

James Edward Smith, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Smith, Jr. Cedartown Rte. 2, died Sunday morning in a Rome hospital. Surviving besides his parents are two sisters, Miss Melinda Smith and Miss Denise Smith, two brothers, Ray and Ricky Parker, grandparents, Mrs. Josie Witcher and Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Smith, Sr., great-grandmothers, Mrs. Hattie Dudley and Mrs. Sally Jackson all of Cedartown. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the graveside in Friendship Cemetery. The Rev. R. L. Caswell will officiate. Gammage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Jesse Dee Smith

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Jesse Dee Smith 73, 217 D St. Lindale, died Wednesday morning in a Rome hospital following a three-week illness. He was born in Bartow County, Aug. 17, 1903, son of the late Oscar A. and Della Cline Smith. He had been a resident of Floyd County since 1932, moving from Bartow County. He was a member of Wax Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired painter and for 28 years had been associated with West Point Manufacturing Company. On Nov. 5, 1922, he was married to the former Charlotte Williams who survives.  Survivors, other than the widow, are one daughter, Mrs. William Baker, Aragon, four sons, Carl Smith, Hialeah, Fla., W. L. Smith, Rome, Ralph Smith, Tucker, and Wayne Smith, Signal Mountain, Tenn., four sisters, Mrs. Roe Williams, Rockmart, Mrs. Walton Carpenter, Aragon, Mrs. Grady Holcomb, Smyrna and Mrs. Paul Walters, Birmingham, Ala., one brother, R.A. Smith, Lindale, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Wax Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. O.L. Edwards and Donald Richards officiating. Interment will be in Wax Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and at other hours will be at the residence. The body will lie in state in the church from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday.  Talley Brother Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

John W. Smith

Rome News Tribune, Wednesday, July 12, 1933.
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Funeral Services for John W. Smith who was killed Tuesday afternoon, will be conducted from the Salem Baptist church in Bluffton, Ala., Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. James Clinton will officiate, with interment in the church cemetery. Jennings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  (Note* This is the obit for John E. Smith. AKA John W. Smith)

 

 

Mrs. Lizzie L. Smith

Rome News Tribune February 6, 1955
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Lizzie Smith Dies at Son's Home; Funeral Set Monday.Mrs. Lizzie L. Smith, known to her friends as "Granny", died at the home of her son, James A. Smith on the Bluff Road, Saturday afternoon at 5:50. Mrs. Smith had been in declining health for several years, her condition becoming serious three days ago.  Mrs. Smith was born in Scottsboro, Ala., June 15, 1877, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dee Phillips, and had been a resident of Floyd County for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Solomon P. Smith, September 4, 1950.  Surviving Mrs. Smith is one son, James A. Smith of Rome, Rte. 3; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Jackson and Mrs. Ella Phillips, both of Rome; four brothers, John Phillips of Valley Head, Ala., Joe Phillips of Lookout Mountain, Jack Phillips, of Scottsboro, Ala., and Sam Phillips of Summerville. Four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church, with the pastor Rev. J. O. Crabb and Rev. W. F. Conn officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of the adjoining cemetery.  The body will lie in state at Jennings Funeral Home until time for funeral services and pallbearers are requested to meet there at l:15 p.m. They include Melvin Mixon, Sidney Trapp, Robbie Bowlin, Dewey Carver, Lamar Minter and Horace Molock.  (Note died Feb. 5)

Mrs. Lottie D. Smith

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


Mrs. Lottie D. Smith, 99, 306 North Ave., died at 6:55 a.m. today in a Rome nursing home following a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Smith was born in Bartow County, December 8, 1881, but resided most of her life in Floyd County. She was a member of Wesley Southern Methodist Church. Her husband, W.A. Smith, died January 31, 1940.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Lottie B. Inman, Rome, eight grand-children, a number of great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in the Heritage Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. H. Emmett Hutto officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers are Scott Smith, Greg Fricks, Rob Fricks, Warren Penny, Mark Mathis and Mike Mathis.

 

 

Margaret Hudgens Smith

16 November 1997

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Margaret Hudgens Smith, 81, of Rome, passed away Sunday Nov. 16, 1997. Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 28, 1916 in Rossville. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rome. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ratio Fred Smith; daughter, Martha Robinson; and a sister Virginia Bovell. Surviving are: two sons, Fred T. Smith of Cedartown and Edd Smith of Acworth; sister, Helen Starnes of Rossville; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m., in the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Edens officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations can be made to the Rome First Presbyterian Church. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Mrs. Mary C. Smith
Chattanooga Times, Feb. 19, 1946
Submitted by Netha Dunlap


(Special to The Chattanooga Times) Ducktown, Tenn., Feb. 18.  Mrs. Mary C. Smith, 75, died at her home here today after an illness of five years. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at 1 pm, Tuesday, the Revs. John Watkins and H G McCoig officiating.  Surviving are a son, John A Smith, three daughters, Misses Annie and Lorraine Smith and Mrs. Ella Smith, all of Ducktown; two brothers, Dock Harris of Chattanooga and Audria ( Aud or Jesse O) Harris of Dalton, Ga; a sister, Mrs. Abbie Hamrick of Whitwell, and 11 grandchildren.  Note: (Mary Catherine Harris Smith, was the daughter of James W and Abigail Fambrough Harris. She was born in Floyd Co GA in 1870. She married John William "Buck" Smith Nov. 4, 1887 in Ellijay GA.)

 

Miss Minnie Elizabeth Smith

Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. Thursday June 28, 1956
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Miss Minnie Elizabeth Smith, of Cave Spring, a retired school teacher died Wednesday afternoon in a Rome convalescent home following an illness of several months. Miss Smith was born in Cave Spring, daughter of the late Nannie Tilly and R. N. Smith. She was a member of the Cave Spring Methodist Church. She had taught in the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring; at Staunton, VA., and at Colorado Springs, from which she retired six years ago. Surviving are a number of cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Cave Spring Methodist Church. The Rev. Wesley Stephens and the Rev. Sam A. Dalley will officiate. Interment will follow in the family lot of the Cave Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Wheeler Gibbons, Fred Forbes, Rolfe Kennard. Raymond Manos, Steve Pettis, Paul Sewell and A. J. Casey, Jr. The body will lie in state at Daniel Funeral Home until 1:30 p.m. Friday when it will be removed to the church.
 

 

Mrs. Anna Smith

Rome News Tribune-Monday, Nov. 16, 1936
Submitted by Jan Mathis Hale .

Mrs. Anna Smith Dies Early Today, Funeral Tuesday.  Mrs. Anna Smith passed away Monday morning at 6 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Kerce, at Morrison Camp Ground. She had been ill for the past year and her condition became critical a month ago. She was born January 13, 1857, at Everett Springs, the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Mann, of Sugar Valley. Mrs. Smith had resided in Floyd County practically all her life, the greater portion of it having been spent at Everett Springs.   She was the widow of the late Pressley B. Smith, who died March 8, 1932. A devoted Christian, she had been a member of the Mount Tabor Methodist Church for many years. Surviving Mrs. Smith are four daughters, Mrs. W. L. Dew, of Americus, Mrs. Sarah Kerce, Mrs. Paul Keys, of Rome, Mrs. Lucille Johnson, of Atlanta; eight sons, Doyle, of Rome, Prater, of Adairsville, Grady, of Jessup, Watson, of Resacca, John, Reginald and Walter, of Everett Springs, and Felton Smith, of Calhoun; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Stark, of Chattanooga, Mrs. Ben Harris, of Sugar Valley; three brothers, Colonel Bill Mann, of Dalton, the Rev. Jeff Mann, of Waco, Texas, and Robert Mann, of Sugar Valley.   Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Mount Tabor Methodist church. The Rev. J.B.Ward, pastor, will officiate, with interment in the Mount Tabor cemetery. Pallbearers will include Charles Everett, S.F. Mills, Lester Terry, W. L. White, H. E. Fitzpatrick, M.L. Earl, G. C. Dew and Elijah Holsomback. They are requested to meet at the church.


 

Mrs. Argie D. Smith

Rome News Tribune January 24, 1986

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Argie D. Smith, 62, died Sunday after a long illness. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Densie Smith Graves, Lancine, Mich. and Miss Sophia Penn, Rome, a sister, Mrs. Bertha Lou Daniel, Armuchee, seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Terrell Shields officiating. Interment will be a Spring Hill Cemetery.  (Note: died Jan. 19)


 

Mrs. Marvin Julian (Beulah) Smith

Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, May 11, 1965, page 2

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens
 

Mrs. Marvin Julian (Beulah) Smith.  Mrs. Marvin Julian (Beulah) Smith, of Armuchee Rte. 1, died Monday at 7:30 p.m. in a Rome hospital. Although she was hospitalized last Friday, her death was unexpected. Mrs. Smith was born in Paulding County July 15, 1924, but had spent most of her life in Floyd County. She was the daughter of Elmer and Hattie Coheley Hesler. She was a member of the South Rome Church of God. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Jimmy Eugene Smith and Donny Lee Smith; one daughter, Miss Mary Marvine Smith, all of Rome; one brother, Alvin Hesler of Atlanta; two sisters, Mrs. Delia Cooper and Mrs. Mary Wallace both of Rome. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday in the South Rome Church of God with the Rev. Mrs. Thelma Sharp and the Rev. S. A. Luke officiating. Interment will be in Forney Cemetery, Forney, Ala. The following will serve as pallbearer: Roger Hibberts, Richard Wallace, Sammy Smith, Ray Owens, James Cooper and Smiley Cooper. The body will be removed to the residence this afternoon to lie in state until time for services. Stevens - Davenport Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Mrs Nancy C Smith

Rome News Tribune September 15, 1933
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Nancy C. Smith, age 88, died at the residence of her son, W.A. Smith, 1920 North Broad street Thursday evening after a long illness. Mrs. Smith was an old resident of Rome, but went to Detroit, Mich., about twenty years ago, where she lived until she returned to Rome about one year ago. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and a consistent Christian. Surviving her are three sons, W. A. Smith of Rome; Albert Smith of Portland, Ore., and Hugh Smith of Detroit.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Daniel & Son Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. J. H. Couch. Interment will be in Oakland cemetery. Pallbearers include Charley Millican, Marion Mathis, Claude Fricks, Gordon Farrer, James Fields and Jake Arnett.

 

Mrs Naomi "Oma" Alexander Ely Smith

Rome Tribune, March 1937,

 provided by Vickie Jacobs Omie's granddaughter

Mrs. Naomi "Oma" Alexander Ely Smith, Mrs. Oscar Smith, thirty-year-old grandmother, died Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at her residence in Cave Spring, Route number 1, after a twelve days illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Smith is said to have been born in 1906, and had one grandchild, the infant of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha South, of Cedartown. Mrs. Smith was probably one of the youngest grandmothers in the United States, and certainly the youngest in this section. It is said that her husband states that he met her when she was twelve years old, and they were married soon afterwards. Surviving Mrs. Smith besides her husband are five sons, Harvey, Marvin, Horace, Eugene and Earl Smith of Cave Spring, Rt. No. 1; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha South of Cedartown, and Miss Elsie Smith of Cave Spring; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Early, of Cave Spring, Mrs. Maggie Arp, of Centre, Ala., Mrs. Lizzie Rogers and Miss. Beulah Alexander, of Key, Ala.; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the Bethel Methodist church at Forney, Ala.. The Rev. Ed Dempsey, pastor of the Mountain Springs Methodist church, will officiate, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Pallbearers will include Alex Steed, A.N. Chapman, A.S. Carr, E.W. Mitchell, Will Hart and John Heath. The church choir will be in charge of the music. Mrs. Smith had been a member of the Hopewell Methodist church for twenty years.


 

Mrs. Odessa O Smith
Rome News Tribune, Thursday, December 18, 1997

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mrs. Odessa O Smith, age 69, of Route 4, Centre, Alabama died Wednesday morning at 7:20 at Cherokee Baptist Medical Center in Centre following an illness of 3 months. Mrs. Smith was born in Georgia on July 31, 1928, the daughter of the late Henry G. and Lorene Graham Powell. She had been a resident of Centre, Alabama for 20, years, moving to Centre from Armuchee. Mrs. Smith was a member of the State Line Baptist Church and prior to her retirement was associated with FITT Lester Industries for several years, having retired as an inspector. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Sharon Mane and Karen Ann. Mrs. Smith was married on December 28, 1946 to Horace H. Smith who survives. Survivors include her husband Mr. Horace H. Smith; 1 granddaughter, Tammy Wall of McDonough, GA.; 1 grandson, David Green of Kentucky; 1 great granddaughter Kendall Wall of McDonough, GA; 1 sister Linda Martinez of California. Nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held Friday afternoon, December 19, 1997, at 2 o'clock from the Parkview Chapel of Fred Talley's Funeral Home in Rome with the Rev. Bob R. Sampley officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The following will serve as active pallbearers: Roger Hibberts, Jimmy Powell, Marvin Smith, John Wall, Earl Smith and Sammy Smith. Mrs. Smith will remain at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home in Rome where the family will receive friends this (Thursday) evening from 6 until 8 o'clock. At other hours they will be at the residence in Centre. Fred Tally's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home of Rome has charge of the funeral arrangements.


 

Oscar Smith
Rome News Tribune, Thursday, March 30, 1989
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Funeral services for Oscar Smith were at 2 p.m. today at Cave Spring Baptist Church. The Rev. James Guy and the Rev. Glenn Puckett officiated. Interment was in Forney, ALA. Mr. Smith, 101, of 18 Park St., Cave Spring, died Tuesday evening at a Rome health-care center. He was born in Cherokee County, Ala., March 15, 1888, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Smith. He had been a longtime resident of Floyd County, where he was a member of the Cave Spring Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Omie Alexander Smith in 1936. Survivors include a daughter, three sons, Earl Smith, Lindale, Marvin Smith, Rome, and Horace Smith, Centre, Ala.; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Talley Brothers Funeral Home of Rome was in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Oscar Andrew Smith
Rome News Tribune, Sunday, October 28, 1962
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Oscar Andrew Smith, age 85, of Rockmart, Rte. 2, a retired farmer and native of Floyd County, died in a Rockmart convalescent home Saturday morning. He was born in Floyd County, Nov. 22, 1876, son of the late George and Rebekah Drummond Smith, pioneer settlers. Surviving are four sons, J. D. and R. A. Smith, both of Lindale; Charles Smith, Cedartown; Hugh Smith, LaGrange; four daughters, Mrs. Roe Williams, Rockmart; Mrs. Grady Hale, Marietta; Mrs. J. W. Carpenter, Aragon, and Mrs. Paul Walter, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Grady, Florida. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at by the Freeman Harris Funeral Home of Rockmart.
 

 

Mr. Robert Smith
Cedartown Standard, August 9, 1917
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

A sad tragedy occurred Friday afternoon at Lake, in which a young man from Lindale, Mr. Robert Smith lost his life. He had been helping to clean off the Pleasant Hope cemetery that day, and afterwards went to Lake with some relatives and friends to fish. With a couple of small boys he became separated from the others, and in some way fell into a deep hole. He could not swim, and was frowned before his plight was discovered. The unfortunate young man had been married the Saturday before the tragedy to Miss Stella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Faires, of Lake, and the young bride has much sympathy in her sudden bereavement. The remains were laid to rest Sunday in the Pleasant Hope cemetery.

 

 

R. R. Smith
Rome News Tribune, Monday, December 21, 1959

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

R. R. Smith, 80, well known Roman and member of a pioneer Everett Springs family died at his home, 101 Webster St. at 12:40 am Monday, Mr. Smith had been in ill health for the past three years and his condition had been serious for four weeks.    Mr. Smith was born in Everett Springs, December 17, 1879, son of the late Anna Mann Smith and Pressley B. Smith, prominent and pioneer Floyd Countians. He had resided in Rome and Floyd County his entire life, Mr. Smith was a member of the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church of Everett Springs but attended the West Rome Baptist Church where he was a member of the Men's Bible class and was active in church work until ill health forced him to curtail his activities. He was a member of the Lindale Masonic Lodge of Masons. Prior to his retirement several years ago, Mr. Smith was employed by the Fairbanks Co. of Rome.    Surviving are his widow the former Evie Ann Smith Myers, to whom he was married Dec. 22, 1920; three sisters, Mrs. W. L. Dew, Americus, Mrs. Lucille S. Johnson, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Paul Keys of Rome; five brothers, Dr. T. F. Smith of Rossville, Grady of Jessup, T. W. of Resaca, Prater of Dalton and Walter Smith of Calhoun. Six grandchildren also survive.   Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the West Rome Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Cecil Tompkins, pastor of the Congregational Holiness Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of East View Cemetery.
  The body will lie in state 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 3 Webster St.
  Active pallbearers include: Harper H. Welch, Lon Frazier, W. L. Duke, J. L. Massey, Monroe Tinsley and Otis Putman. Honorary pallbearers will include members of the Men's Bible Class of the West Rome Baptist Church.    Jennings Funeral Home of Rome has charge of arrangements.
 

 

Ruben Roosevelt Smith
Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. March 12, 1946. Page 2
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Last rites were conducted Monday afternoon in the Bethel Church, Forney, Ala., for Ruben Roosevelt Smith, who died early Saturday morning in a Rome hospital following injuries sustained in an automobile accident Thursday on the Cedartown Road. Officiating was the Rev. Howard Holcomb. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Smith was born in Floyd County, the don of Mrs. Birt Smith and the late Tom Smith. He had made his home near Cave Spring until several days ago when he moved to the Cedartown Road.

 

 

Thomas Clifford Smith
Rome News Tribune, Monday, Oct. 29, 1962
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Thomas Clifford Smith, 74, 1411 A. Maple St., died Sunday night in a Rome hospital. He had been in declining health for five years, his condition becoming serious seven weeks age. He was born in Alabama, Sept. 18, 1988, son of Earl and Elizabeth Blackmon Smith. He had lived in Floyd and Bartow Counties for 35 years and was a retired Pepperell Mfg. Co. employee and was a member of the East Rome Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Alice M. Smith, to whom he was married in 1913; three sons, John Henry Smith of Rome, Rte. 3, William Smith of Rockmart and Hubert Smith of Rome; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Abernathy of Lindale, Rte. 1., Mrs. Mary Dempsey of Cave Spring St.; 25 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the East Rome Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Boatner and the Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Interment will be in Floyd Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Earnest Dunagon, Robert Smith, David Fuller, Gene Wood, Junior Huckaby and Winfred Stegall. The body will lie in state at the residence of a son, John Henry Smith, Rome, Rte. 3, until time for funeral services. Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Thomas H. Smith
The Rome News Tribune, Rome, Ga., Sunday, December 12, 1926
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens
 

Thomas H. Smith, prominent farmer, died late Friday afternoon at his residence near Pope's Chapel, following a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Smith was 71 years of age and had lived in Floyd county all of his life. He was a devoted member of the Methodist church and was always active in religion and civic affairs of the community. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Miss Ruby Smith of Floyd county: one half-sister, Mrs. Weisner, of Summerville. He was an uncle of Mrs. W. S. Simmons of Rome and a great uncle of Dr. Robert Simmons, Mrs. Pierce McGhee, Mrs. Ralph McGhee, and Mrs. Alleu Battle, of Rome; Mrs. Marvin Green, of Atlanta and Mrs. W. P. Jones of Macon. Funeral services will be held this morning at 11 o'clock at Pope's Chapel. The Rev. A. B. Elizer pastor of North Rome Methodist church, will conduct the services. Interment will be in adjoining cemetery. Daniel Company, morticians have charge of arrangements.

 

William Smith

From the Rome Tri Weekly Courier, Jan. 29, 1852

Submitted by unknown

We are pained to announce the sudden and unexpected demise of this gentleman. He died at his residence in this city on Tuesday morning last. Mr. Smith was one of the earliest, if not the first settler in this place and aided largely in promoting and fostering its interests. His loss will be seriously felt by this community generally and particularly by his afflicted family. His funeral was attended on yesterday evening by a large concourse of our citizens.
 

 

William A. Smith

Rome News Tribune February 1, 1940

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Veteran Foundry Man and Masonic Leader dies at 78.Funeral services for William A. Smith, prominent 78 year-old Rome business man who died Wednesday afternoon in a local hospital after a brief illness of pneumonia, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the North Broad Baptist church.  The Rev. O. E. Rutland, pastor and the Rev. B.W. Hancock, pastor of North Rome Methodist church will officiate, with burial in the family lot in Oakland cemetery. Born at Cartersville, Nov. 6, 1861, he was the son of the late William C. and Nancy Ponder Smith, pioneer Northwest Georgians. He moved with his parents to Rome when he was only nine years old. Mr. Smith saw the first railroad tracks ever laid by the Southern railway in Rome. Mr. Smith became a leading figure in the foundry industry in this section. A well known iron moulder and manufacturer, he was associated with the old Bowie foundry for several years. He was one of the organizers and stockholders of the Southern Co-operative foundry and for several years owned and operated a stove foundy at Bessmer, Ala. Later Mr. Smith helped organize the Eagle Stove Works here and became a stockholder in that firm. He also operated the Seaboard cafe in Cedartown a number of years. He had been a continous member of the Iron Moulders Union of North America for 50 years and during that time was never sus- pended. He was a member of the Iron Moulders Union Local No. 234, a thirty-second degree Mason and a Shriner.

Active in Masonry. Mr. Smith took a prominent part in Masonic activities, having been a Mason for 50 years. He was a member of the Oostanaula lodge, The Rome Royal Arch chapter, the Rome Commandery of Knights Templar and Yaraab Temple Shrine of Atlanta. He had served as sentinel of the chapter and commandery for 25 years and became one of the best known Masons in North Georgia. Even at more than seventy years of age, he rarely missed a meeting of the two organizations in which he was an officer, and he was familiarly known to his friends and fellow members of the fraternity as "Uncle Bill".  Surviving are the widow, the former Mrs. Lottie Nichols Mathis, four sons, W. C. of Rome; Herman, of Villa Rica, Fla; Allan and Ed Smith of Bellville, Ill.; a brother, Ab Smith, of Aberdeen, Wash.; three step-children, Mrs. Charles F. Millican, Mrs. Claude Fricks and Marion Mathis, all of Rome, 25 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the residence 98 North Avenue, at 2:15 o'clock, include John Corbin, Everett Whitehead, E. E. Smith, Will Corley, Smiley and Naomon Skinner.  Honorary pallbearers, members of Iron Moulders Union Local No. 234, are asked to meet at the church at 2:30 o'clock. The Knights Templar will serve as honorary escort and will have charge of the graveside service. The body will lie in state in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home until 9 o'clock Friday morning at which time it will be removed to the residence to await funeral services.  (Note: Died Jan. 31, 1940)
 

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Snedden

Rome News Tribune October 30, 1962
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Snedden, Funeral for Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Snedden, 69, of 619 13th St, S.W. who died Saturday (October 27. 1962) at Brighton, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at True Methodist Church, East Brighton, with burial in Valhalla, Angwin directing. Mrs. Snedden, a native of Bluffton, lived in West End for 20 years. Surviving include her husband, C. R. Snedden: five daughters, Mrs. James L. Howard, Arizona, Mrs. E. C. Ferguson, California, Mrs. Lamar Spears, Rome, GA., Miss Virginia Little, Rome, GA.; one son, Clifford Little; two brothers, W. E. Smith, Bluffton; James O. Smith, Gadsden; five sisters, Mrs. C. Green, Mrs. J. J. Hanley, Cedartown, GA., Mrs. Frances Mann, Brighton, Mrs. Annie Dill, Esom Hill Ga., Mrs. Bonnie Wallace, Rockmart, GA.
Mrs. Elizabeth Snedden, of Birmingham, Ala., mother of area residents, passed away Saturday (October 27, 1962) at the home of a sister in Brighton, Ala. Surviving are her husband; one son, Clifford W. Little, of Lindale, Rte. 1; five daughters, Mrs. Charlie Spears and Miss Virginia Little both of Hollywood; Mrs. Mary Furgeson, of California; Mrs. Hazel Miller, of Mexico, and Mrs. Sara Howard, of Arizona; and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock (Alabama time) Thursday afternoon in Brown's Funeral Home, in Ensley, Ala. Burial will be in Brighton, Ala. in the Valla Halla cemetery. Brown's Funeral Home, of Ensley, is in charge of arrangements. (she was born February 18, 1892)

 


Raymond Harrison Spraggins

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


Raymond Harrison Spraggins, Last rites were conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home for Raymond Harrison Spraggins, 59, who died Monday.    The Rev. Z. B. Cox and the Rev. W. G. Irwin officiated with interment following in East View Cemetery.  Mr. Spraggins was a native of Rome and prior to ill health was a plastering contractor for many years.

 

 

J Frank Spurlin

Rome New Tribune, 16 June 1985
Submitted by Eleanor Brooks Spurlin.

 

J. Frank Spurlin, 76 109 Northwood Drive, died Saturday evening at a Rome hospital. Mr. Spurlin, a native of Pike County, was born Oct. 16, 1908, the son of Charlie W. Spurlin and Minnie Terrell Spurlin. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Prior to retirement in 1975, Mr. Spurlin was employed by Floyd County as assistant manager of roads for 19 years. He was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and was a charter member of the Rome Symphony Orchestra. Survivors include his wife, the former Elsie Carroll Willingham, to whom he was married June 21, 1984; a sister, Mrs. Gerell Myers, Rome; two brothers, Charlie Spurlin, Rome, and James Spurlin, Holmes Beach, Fla.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Down, Santa Barbara, Calif.; nieces and nephews and step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Burgess officiating. Interment will be at East View Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jim Bryson, John Carruth, Charles Higgins, Steve White, Otha Youngblood and Willie Reese.


 

Mrs. Minnie Lee Spurlin

Rome New Tribune, 8 July 1980
Submitted by Eleanor Brooks Spurlin.

Mrs. Minnie Lee Spurlin, 91, 208 Woodbine Ave., died at 8:25 a.m. Monday following an extended illness. A native of Meriwether County, born Aug. 12, 1888, daughter of the late John and Frances H. Terrell, she had spent the greater part of her life in Floyd County and was a member of Saint John Church. She was the widow of Charlie W. Spurlin who died Feb. 22, 1920. Survivors include three sons, Frank and Charlie Spurlin, Rome, and James Spurlin, Holmes Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Gerelle Myers, Rome; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Rev. J. A. Nolan officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers include Don Spurlin, Jerry Spurlin, Otha Youngblood, John Reed, George Booker and Raymond Davis.

 

 

Mrs. M. J. Stafford

Rome Tribune-Herald, Friday, January 14, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. M. J. Stafford, died suddenly at 8 o'clock at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. W.B. Maye, No. 212 West Eleventh street, after a short illness. Surviving her is one daughter, Mrs. A.J. Jolley, of Tennessee, five brothers, Messrs. J.A., G.R., W.C., L.B.and C.T. Lloyd, three sisters, Mrs. Tom Taylor and Misses Mattie and V.I. Lloyd and a large number of grandchildren. She was 75 years of age, and was one of Floyd county's prominent residents. Although leading a quiet home life, by her sweet and gentle manner, she endeared herself to a large circle of friends. Their sympathy is extended to the bereaved family and relatives. Funeral announcement will be made later.

Rome Tribune-Herald, Saturday, January 15, 1916.  Mrs. Stafford's Funeral.  The funeral and interment of Mrs. M. J. Stafford will occur at 12 o'clock today from Wax Primitive Baptist church, Rev. J. E. Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be Messrs. J. A., G. R., and W. C. Lloyd, Harmon Jolly and S.L. Madden. The friends of Mrs. Stafford are invited to attend the funeral by the following grand-children, Mrs. W. B. Mayo, Mrs. J. R. Davenport, Mrs. Bart Syler and Messrs. Fred and Harmon Jolly of Tennessee, Misses Julia Nova and Jaille Madden of Rome.

James D. (Uncle Dave) Stager

Rome News Tribune Friday, May 17, 1963
Submitted by Mary Hall

J. D. Stager Passes; Funeral Saturday.  James D. (Uncle Dave) Stager, age 69, of Lindale Rte. 1, died late Thursday afternoon at his home following an illness of two years.  Born in Polk County on February 16, 1894, Mr. Stager was the son of the late William and James Savannah Hicks Stager. He was a retired Pepperell employee and a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church, where he served on the Board of Deacons. Mr. Stager was a Justice of the Peace for many years in the Barkers District, and was a retired member of the Justice of the Peace Association.  Surviving are his wife, the former Michael Ledford; one daughter, Mrs. Hazie Justice, of Lindate Rte. 1; five sons, W/O L. C. Stager of El Paso, Texas, R. C. Stager, of Lindale, the Rev. Leon Stager, of Lindale, H. F. Stager, of Lindale and L. G. Stager, of Felton Rte. 1; two half-sisters, Mrs. Nora Mae Newberry, of Gainesville, and Mrs Ola Bell Haney, of Atlanta; two half-brothers, Eddie Gossett, of Detroit, and Clayton Gossett, of Atlanta; 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the New Bethel Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bruce Carson, the Rev. Clifford Lemaster and the Rev. W.J. Hayes officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will include J.W. Trotter, Charles Duke, Charles Clements, Gordon Haney, Clyde Trotter and Jim Mehaffey.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be J. L. McCord, Johnny Clements, F. M. Willis, Roy Holder, Henry Moore, Fred Trotter, John Marion, H. T. Watson, W. T. McCrary, Robert Wallace, Whitely Brandon and Clarence Reynolds.  The body will lie in state at the residence until 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until time for the funeral service.  Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Mrs. Michael Stager
Rome News Tribune April 20, 1970
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Michael Ledford Stager, 69, of Lindale Rte. 1 died Monday at 2 p.m. in a Rome hospital after a long illness.  Mrs. Stager was a native of Gilmer Co., but had spent the greater part of her life here. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Ledford. Her husband, J.D. (Dave) Stager, died in 1963.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W.B. Justice of Lindale; five sons, L.C. Stager, of Rome, Rev. J. L. Stager of Menlo, R.C., H.F. and L. G. Stager, all of Lindale; one sister, Mrs. Besse Hines, of Garden Grove, Calif. 22 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the New Bethel Methodist Church with the Revs. Bobby Stephens and John Mathis officiating. Interment will follow in the New Bethel Cemetery.  Pallbearers include C.O. Green, Elzo Bradshaw, J.W. Trotter, Don Duke, W.L. (Bill) Rogers, and Claude Martin.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. At other hours they will be at the residence of a son, R.C. Stager, 103 Hopper St., in Gaitherpark.  Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

 

Mrs. Irene Douglas Boggs Stansell

Rome News Tribune - October 25, 1992

Submitted by Susan Howell
 

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Douglas Boggs Stansell will be at 2 p.m. today at the chapel of West Oak Chapel Funeral Home.  The Rev. Max Tucker and Parnick Jennings, Sr. will officiate. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Stansell, 71, of 7 Ridge Drive died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1992) afternoon at a Rome hospital after a short illness.  She was born in Attalla, Ala., Aug. 18, 1920, daughter of the late Horace Boggs and Pearl Johnson Boggs. She had been a resident of Floyd County since 1940. She was a member of the Shorter Avenue Baptist Church and had been employed by Big K and Wal-Mart for over 19 years.  Survivors include: a daughter, Billie Stansell Cooper, Smyrna, a son, Bobby Newton Stansell, Woodstock; a brother, Horace F. Boggs, Los Angeles, Calif; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

 

Lillian Ida Victoria Yarbrough Stansell
Rome News Tribune, November 24, 1982
Submitted by Netha Dunlap


Mrs. Ida Victoria Stansell, 92, South Main St. Adairsville, died Tuesday in a Rome hospital following several months illness.    Mrs. Stansell was born in Floyd County, daughter of the late John D and Margaret Caldwell Yarbrough.  She had made her home in Rome until 1955 when she moved to Adairsville to live with a daughter, Mrs. A. S. (Lois) Adams.  Mrs. Stansell was a member of Mizpah United Methodist Church.  Her husband, Monte Zuma Stansell, Sr.  died Oct. 17. 1947.    Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. A. S. (Lois) Adams and Mrs. N. F. (Rosa Nell) Duck, both of  Adairsville, Mrs. Namon (Peggy) Wiseman, Rome, Mrs. J. M. (Edna) Culberson, Shannon, and Mrs. J. Hugh (Nannie Kathleen) Payne, Danville, Va., two sons, James R. (Dick) Stansell, Rome and Monte Suma (Bab) Stansell, Jr., West Point, 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Heritage Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Les Connell and Ron Tyler officiating.  Interment will be in New Armuchee Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Terry Duck, Danny Wiseman, Sammy Mathis, Jimmy, Bruce and Charles Stansell.

 

 

Mrs Irene Douglas Boggs Stansell

Rome News Tribune October 25, 1992
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Douglas Boggs Stansell will be at 2 p.m. today at the chapel of West Oak Chapel Funeral Home.  The Rev. Max Tucker and Parnick Jennings, Sr. will officiate. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Stansell, 71, of 7 Ridge Drive died Thursday afternoon at a Rome hospital after a short illness.  She was born in Attalla, Ala., Aug. 18, 1920, daughter of the late Horace Boggs and Pearl Johnson Boggs. She had been a resident of Floyd County since 1940. She was a member of the Shorter Avenue Baptist Church and had been employed by Big K and Wal-Mart for over 19 years.  Survivors include: a daughter, Billie Stansell Cooper, Smyrna, a son, Bobby Newton Stansell, Woodstock; a brother, Horace F. Boggs, Los Angeles, Calif; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
(Note: died Oct. 22)


 

Ms. Merri Lee Stella

July 14, 1999
Submitted by Wendall Stephens.

Ms. Merri Lee Stella, age 39, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 1999. Ms. Stella was born in Floyd County on Jan. 20, 1960. She was the daughter of Evelyn Bridges Freeman and the late Arthur David Freeman. Survivors include, son, John Dalton Stella of Rome, Daughter Jamie Leigh Stella of Rome; three brothers Victory Ray Freeman of Jacksonville, Fla., Larry Gordon Freeman of Greyson, and John Arthur Freeman of Tallahassee, Fla.; two sisters, Donna Marie Spetalnick of Kennesaw and Lynda Sue Freeman of Rome and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 15, at noon, in the Chapel of Henderson and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Elgin Williams officiating. Interment followed in Northview Cemetery. The Henderson and Son Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. This announcement was made for the family and friends by Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.
 

 

Mrs. Maude F. Stephens

Rome News Tribune April 7, 1997
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Maude F. Stephens 91, of 12 Chateau Drive, died Sunday at a Rome hospital.  Mrs. Stephens was born in Bartow County, Oct. 24, 1905, daughter of the late William Jeff Fountain and Ethel Callaway Fountain. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Russell Stephens, June 4, 1975.  Survivors include two sons, Rufus Stephens, Rome and Bobby F. Stephens, Orlando, Fla., two daughters, Sarah Stephens Johnston and Ellen Stephens Turner, both of Rome, 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel's Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Hampton, the Rev. Bill Adams and the Rev. Robert S. Tucker officiating.   Interment will be at Floyd Memory Gardens.
 

 

Russell Vernon Stephens

Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. Wednesday, December 19, 1990, page 5-A
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Russell Vernon Stephens, age 67, of 9 Dudley Rd. S.E. died Tuesday at 12:45 in a Rome hospital following a sudden attack. A native of Floyd County he was born May 28, 1923, the son of William Russell Stephens and Maudie Fountain Stephens. Mrs. Stephens was a Buyer and Supervisor for Wyatts, Inc. with whom he had been associated with since 1952. He was a charter member and active in the Woodlawn Baptist Church. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife Jeanette Stephens, to whom he was married to on Oct. 21, 1950, 1 son Phil Stephens of Winder, 2 grandchildren, his mother Mrs. W. R.(Maudie) Stephens of Rome: 2 brothers - J Rufus Stephens of Rome and Bobby F. Stephen of Orlando, FL; 2 sisters - Sarah Johnston of Rome and Ellen Turner of Rome. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 P. M. from the Chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Evans and Keith Turner officiating, interment will be in Floyd Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be composed of nephews. An honory escort will be composed of Mark Eubanks, Biddy Braden, Jim Dudley, Turner Evans, Pat Mathis and Sonny Mathis. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Heart Association of Floyd County or to the Woodlawn Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Daniel's Funeral Home this evening from 7 until 9 PM.

 

 

Mr. Tommy Eugene Stephens

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

 

Mr. Tommy Eugene Stephens, age 53, of Rome, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000. Mr. Stephens was born May 24, 1946 in Polk County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy E. Stephens, Sr. and Ocie Bell Stephens, and sister, Edith Hickman. Surviving are daughter, Melissa Joan Dixon; son, Jason Eugene Stephens; sisters, Frances Puckett, Juanita Pope, Janice Hollabaugh, Elizabeth Mull and Wanda Payton; brothers, Bobby Hickman, Roy. E. Stephens, Jr., Rev. Jerry Stephens and John Jackson Stephens; a granddaughter and grandson. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Talmadge Pope officiating. Interment will follow in the Northview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Craig Payton, Eric Mull, Scott Pope, Ashely Stephens, Tim White and Jack Purser. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Golden James Stevens

Rome Tribune, Monday, January 28, 1957
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Golden James Stevens, 56, affectionately known as "Goat" Stevens, prominent Rome Business man, died (January 26, 1957) in a local hospital this morning following a three week illness. Mr. Stevens had been in poor health for several months and his death followed an attack suffered eight days age. He resided in the Glenwood Apartments. Born in Rome March 17, 1900, he was the son of the late R. G. and Martha Helms Stevens. He had spent his entire life in Rome and for more than 40 years he had been associated with G. L. Hight. At the time of his death he was general manager of the G. L. Hight Motor Co. Mr. Stevens was an ardent, sportsman and fisherman and was the owner of Lake Tight Squeeze in Chattooga, County. He was married to the former Miss Anastasia D'Arcy who survives.  Surviving, beside his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Billy Hackett, Rome, four sisters, Mrs. J. H. Kilgo, Miss Pearl Stevens and Mrs. Edgar Davis all of Rome and Mrs. J. L. Gossett of Columbus; two brothers, Luther and Dewey Stevens, both of Rome; three granddaughters, and several neices and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Father Patrick C. Connell officiating, Requeim Mass will be sung by the Childrens Choir of St. Mary's Church. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited tonight at 8 o'clock at the chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. The following will serve as active pallbearers; Fouche Hardy, Noel Alexander, Seab Salmon, Bruce Hamler, Dudley Foss, Albert Fahy, Dr. Walter Hackett and A. W. Beaird. An honorary escort will be composed of the personnel of the G. L. Hight Motor Co. The body will remain at the Stevens Funeral Home and the family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hackett, 521 Cooper Dr.


 

John Franklin Stevens

Rome News Tribune, Page 2, January 6, 1951
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


 John Franklin Stevens died this afternoon at his home, 506 West Seventh Street, following a brief illness. Mr. Stevens, who had been employed at Shorter College for many years, was born Jan. 30 , 1876 in Gwinnett County, but has resided in Rome most of his life. He was the son of the late Robert G. and Susan Stevens. He was married to the former Minnie Johnson, who preceded him in death in 1944. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the Stevens Funeral Home, the Rev. Allen Phillips and the Rev. Forrest Lanier officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. J. H. Kilgo, Miss Pearl Stevens and Mrs. W. E. Davis, of Rome, and Mrs. J. L. Gossett, Columbus; four brothers, Robert of Wichita Falls, Tex.; and Golden Dewey and Luther Stevens, all of Rome. Also Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, including Mrs. George Miller, of Bremen. Pallbearers, will meet at the funeral home at 2:45, will include Henry Fincher, W. H. Long, Alvin Tudor, Carl Terrell, Frederick Staton and Lon Smith.


 

Luther Herbert Stevens

Rome News Tribune, December 22, 1980

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Luther Herbert Stevens, 85, 316 East Eighth St., died ( December 21, 1980) at 9:50 a.m. Sunday in a Rome hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Stevens was born in Floyd County, Dec. 1, 1895, son of the late Robert G. and Martha Helms Stevens. He was a member and deacon of Second Avenue Baptist Church. He was a member of Oostahaula Masonic Lodge 113 and a veteran of World War I, serving in the U.S. Army.  He was a retired timekeeper with Anchor Rome Mills. His first wife Nora Rockett Stevens died in 1940 and was married to the former Vera O'Connor, July 3, 1948.  Survivors are his widow, Vera O'Connor Stevens; one daughter, Mrs. John (LeEllen) Selma, Rome Route 1, Big Texas Valley Road; one brother, Dewey Stevens, Jr., Rome Rte. 1; one brother Dewey Stevens, Sr., four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday in the chapel of Talley Brothers Funeral Home with Dr. Haywood Day and the Rev. William K. Holcomb officiating. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Herbert and Marvin Davis, Dewey Stevens, Jr., Carroll and Don Watters and Roger Selman.


 

Mrs. Martha Helms Stevens

12 May 1939, Rome, Georgia

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Mrs. Martha Helms Stevens, 79, well-known resident who had lived in Rome and Floyd County for the past 60 years, died this morning (May 12, 1939) at 9 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Kilgo, 509 West Eleventh Street. She had been ill since suffering a stroke a month ago.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afterrnoon at 3 o'clock at the First Baptist church. Dr. Bunyan Stephens will officiate, assisted by the Rev. H. E. Wright. Interment will be in the family lot in the New Armuchee cemetery.  Mrs. Stevens was born in Bartow County on August 26, 1859, daughter of W. T. and Rebecca Helms. In April, 1883, she was married to Robert Green Stevens, who preceded her in death on May 19, 1911. Mrs. Stevens was a devoted Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church.  Surviving her are four sons, Carl, Luther, Dewey and Golden Stevens, all of Rome; three stepsons, John and Dan Stevens of Rome; Robert Stevens, of Wichita, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. J. H. Kilgo, Mrs. W. E. Davis, Miss Pearl Stevens all of Rome; Mrs. J. L. Gossett of Columbus; 18 grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers will include R. S. Kennard, Joe Outler, Bob McKenzie, Paul Scoggins, R. B. Cormany, Raymond Warren, S. A. Marshall, Sr., and John Williamson. They are asked to meet at the Emmett Cole Funeral Home Sunday at 2:15 p.m.

 

Mrs. Nora Rockett Stevens

Rome News Tribune, 13 March 1940
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Mrs. Nora Rockett Stevens, beloved citizen of Floyd County died (March 13, 1940) at her residence on East Eighth street this morning. She had been in declining health for several months, but her death was unexpected and comes as a great shock to her many friends and family throughout the entire county. She was born in Rome on November 14, 1899, and had spent her entire life here. She was the daughter of Mrs. Minnie Rockett and the late Alfred M. Rockett, who preceded her in death several years ago. She received her education in the Rome public schools. Mrs. Stevens was a devoted and loved Christian, a member of the Maple Street Baptist church for many years.  Surviving her are her husband Luther H. Stevens, one daughter, Miss LeEllen Stevens; her mother, Mrs. A. M. Rockett, all of Rome; two brothers, John Rockett, of New Orleans, and Henry Rockett, of Rome. Several aunts and uncles also survive.  Funeral services will probably be conducted Friday from the Maple Street Baptist Church pending the arrival of her brother from New Orleans, with the Rev. O. E. Rutland officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. B. Gresham. The interment will be in Myrtle Hill cemetery.   The following friends will serve as pallbearers; Paul Scoggins, J. T. Verner, E. C. Murdock, Ross Cormany, Charles E. Bradfield and W. C. Smith.
 

 

Miss Pearl Stevens

 Rome News Tribune Thursday, September 2, 1976
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Miss Pearl Stevens, 87, 505 North Fifth Ave., died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in a Rome convalescent home.  Miss Stevens was born in Floyd County on Aug. 30, 1889, daughter of the late Robert G. and Martha Helms Stevens. She had spent her entire life in Floyd County and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Prior to her retirement in 1960, she was associated with Fahy Store ofr 42 years. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. J. L. Gossett, Columbus; two brothers, Luther and Dewey Stevens, both of Rome; 10 nieces and six nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Talley Brothers Funeral Home with Dr. Floyd Roebuck officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.  The following nephews will serve as active pallbearers; Leon Stevens, Roy Willbanks, Dewey Stevens, Jr., Marvin and Herbert Davis and John Selman.

 

Robert Green Stevens

Tribune-Herald, 19 May 1911
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


After a long illness R. G. Stevens, age 61, was relieved by death (May 19, 1911) at his home on West Seventh Street late Friday night. Mr. Stevens had been a sufferer so long that his demise was not unexpected, although it has brought sorrow to his family and numerous friends.  Mr. Stevens was too young to take part in the civil war, when he was active he engaged in farming. He leaves a wife, seven boys and four daughters. He was a member of the Baptist church.  The funeral will take place Sunday. More definite arrangements will be announced in Sunday's issue of the Tribune-Herald. He will be buried at Old Armuchee Cemetery.
 

 

 

Thomas Daniel Stevens
Rome News Tribune, Wednesday, January 12, 1944, Page 2
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Thomas Daniel Stevens of 502 North Fifth Avenue, died this morning at 11:40 o'clock at a local hospital after an illness of several weeks. He had been in declining health for several months but his condition became serious only about a week age. He was born in Gwinnett County, GA. April 13, 1878, but had made his home in Floyd County for the past 58 years. He was married to the former Miss Hattie Fowler, who survives him, on October 22, 1905. Mr. Stevens was well known having served as deputy warden of the Floyd County chain gang for 12 years and later became a member of the Rome Police Department which he served from 1925 to 1936. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Trinity Methodist Church with the Rev. E. H. Blackburn, Pastor, and the Rev. Arthur Rich Jr., officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in the Oakland Cemetery. Surviving, beside his widow are five brothers, Robert Stevens, of Midland, Tex., Dewey, Luther, John and Golden Stevens, of Rome; Four sisters, Mrs. J. L. Gossett, of Columbus, GA., Mrs. J. H. Kilgo, Mrs. Edgar Davis and Miss Pearl Stevens, of Rome. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The following will serve as pallbearers, and are requested to meet at the Cole Funeral Home at 3:30 o'clock Friday: Hugh McCray, M. E. Horton, Frank Russell, John Jackson, Albert Littlejohn and R. P. Kennard.

 

 

William Carl Stevens

25 March 1943, Rome, Georgia

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


William Carl Stevens, 59, superintendent of city cemeteries here, died (March 25, 1943) in a local hospital last night after a brief illness. A native of Bartow County, Mr. Stevens moved with his family to Floyd County at an early age and he had lived in Rome for about 32 years and was a foreman when he resigned to become an employee of the City of Rome. At the time of his death he was superintendent of cemeteries, a position he had held for nearly 10 years.  Mr. Stevens was a member of the Masonic order and a deacon of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, where he also taught the Men's Bible class. Surviving him are the widow, the former DeAlva Lynch; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Willbanks, of Rockmart; two sons, Leon, of Rome and Graham Stevens, attached to a U. S. Army medical corps unit in the Panama Canal Zone; six brothers, G. J., Dewey, Luther, Dan and John Stevens, all of Rome and Robert Stevens, of Texas; four sisters, Mrs. John Kilgo, Miss Pearl Stevens, Mrs. Edgar Davis, all of Rome and Mrs. J. L. Gossett, of Columbus, GAl, and one grandchild, Carol Willbanks, of Rockmart.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 o'Clock at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, with interment in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Emmett Cole Funeral Home.
 

 

Mrs. Lillian Salmon Stewart
Rome News Tribune Jan. 10, 1993
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Lillian Salmon Stewart, age 87, of 66 Floyd Springs Rd. in Armuchee, died Saturday morning at 1:22 at the Northside Hospital in Atlanta, following a brief illness.
Mrs. Stewart was born in Floyd County, GA on January 23, 1905, the daughter of the late Cleve and Bessie Johnson Salmon. She had spent the greater part of her life in Floyd County and was a member of the New Armuchee Baptist Church. Prior to her retirement in 1966, Mrs. Stewart was associated with the Berry Schools for several years. She was married to Albert L. Stewart who preceded her in death on December 9, 1981.  Survivors include: 2 daughters, Vicki Marchman, of Social Circle, GA and June Norman of Atlanta, GA; 1 son, Jerry Stewart of Atlanta, GA; 3 sisters, Addie Spendlove of Pittsburg, Kansas; Ethel McRae and Ruby Dobson, both of Rome. 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the New Armuchee Baptist Church with the Rev. Willard MacAlister officiating.  Interment will follow in the New Armuchee Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church Monday afternoon from 1 until 2 p.m. The body will remain at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 p.m. and at other hours will be at the residence on the Floyd Springs Road.  Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel, Funeral Home of Rome has charge of the arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Lillian S. Stewart.
 

 

Paul N Stewart

Rome paper

Submitted by Carol S. Evans (daughter).

Name: Paul N. Stewart Age: 59 DOB 3-24-1922 DOD 5-1-1981
 

 

Rosa C. Stewart

Rome paper

Submitted by Carol S. Evans (daughter).

Name: Rosa C. Stewart Age: 91 DOB 5-10-1889 DOD unknown (possibly 8-1980).
 

 

Mrs. J. T. Stockman

Rome News Tribune May 29, 1922
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Funeral Services For Mrs. Stockman To Be Held Tuesday.  Funeral services for Mrs. J. T. Stockman, who died Sunday evening at her home in Kingston, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home, Rev. W. A. Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in the Kingston cemetery. Daniel Company of Rome in charge.
Mrs. Stockman, who was 52 years old, is survived by her husband, J.T. Stockman and the following brothers and sisters: W. M. Whitaker of Rome; Mrs. J. I. Vaughn, Chulio Road, Mrs. A.T. Quinn, of Moultrie and Mrs. R.C. Carpenter of Rockmart.  (Note:died May 28)
 

 

Jesse H. Sweatt

Rome News Tribune Septembe 3, 1957
Submitted by Emily O'Neal
 

Jesse H. Sweatt, 49, Ash St. Celanese, died in a Rome hospital at 5:35 p.m. Monday following several weeks illness.  Mr. Sweat was born in Etowah County, Ala., Feb. 22, 1909, son of Lee Sweatt and the late Beulah Dees Sweatt, but had been a resident of Rome since 1937. He had been an employee of Celanese Corp. for the past 11 years and was a member of the Celanese Baptist Church., Cherokee Lodge F&AM and the Royal Arch Lodge of Rome. Survivors include the widow, the former Miss Maude Langston, to whom he was married August 28, 1937; one daughter Mona Phyliss Sweatt, Rome, father Lee Sweatt, Webster Chapel, Ala.; five brothers, Mathew, of Lindale, Milford and Eugene B. of Webster Chapel, Ala., Clifford , of Sun Valley, Calif. and Houston Sweatt, of Jacksonville, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. Essie Moore, Mrs. Iva Lee Maxwell, both of Webster Chapel, Ala., and Mrs. Bessie Kelly, of Anniston, Ala. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Celanese Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. W. L. Selman and the Rev. Larry Bauman, pastor of the Celanese Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in State Line Cemetery, Rome, Rt. 3. Cherokee Lodge F&AM will have charge of the graveside rites. The body will lie in state at Jennings Funeral Home and the family will receive friends there from 7 until 9 o'clock tonight. The body will be removed to the church Wednesday to lie in state from 2:30 p.m. until the funeral hour.  Active pallbearers will include J. W. Haigwood, Claude Hester, Reece Bowen, Gordon Dunaway, E. E. Ringer and Roy Hart. Honorary pallbearers will include members of the Men's Bible Class, Celanese Baptist Church.

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