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Miss Jane Tate

Hustler of Rome Tuesday 19 November 1895

Submitted by Joan Huot

Miss Jane Tate passed away at 11:30 last night.  Miss Jane Tate, aunt of Mrs. Charley Alexander, and sister of Mrs. Mullenix of the Fourth Ward, died last night at about 11:30 o'clock at the residence of Mr. Tom Gilliam on Ave. A.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C.V. Weathers, pastor of the Second Methodist Church this afternoon at 3 o'clock, after which the remains were conducted to North Rome for interment.  [Notes: Mrs. Charley Alexander is Henrietta Hoffman Alexander daughter of Georgianna Tate Hoffman - Jane's sister.  Mrs. Mullenix is Sarah Tate Mullinnix.  Mr. Tom Gilliam is married to Josephine Hart Gilliam a daughter of Alfred W. Hart and Frances Tate Hart, another sister of Jane's.  Jane was born 7 June 1842 in North Carolina]

Mr. Cornelius Terhune

Cedartown Standard, Thursday, November 14, 1918
Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Mr. Cornelius Terhune, one of Rome’s highly esteemed pioneer citizens, died Thursday. He was a cousin of Mrs. J. A. Adams and Mr. John Terhune, of Cedartown.
 

 

Mrs. Jean Mitchell Thomas

July 21, 1999

Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Mrs. Jean Mitchell Thomas, age 77, of Rome, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 1999. Mrs. Thomas was born Oct. 14, 1921 in Cleburne County, Alabama. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl Eugene Thomas, Sr., and parents, Fair Gilmer and Strawdy Mitchell. Survivors include sons, Carl E. Thomas, Jr. and John David Thomas, sister, Sara Ivey of Gadsden, Ala.; brother, Allen Mitchell of Gadsden, Ala.; and two grandchildren. Grave side services were held Thursday, July 22, at 11 a.m. from Northview Cemetery. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
 

 

James W. Thrash
Rome News Tribune Sept. 5, 1967
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

James Wright Thrash, 77, Lovell Road, Rome Rte. 4 died Sunday morning in a Rome hospital following several months' illness.  Mr. Thrash was born in Floyd County April 21, 1890, son of the late James W. and Ellen Lovell Thrash, pioneer settlers of Floyd County and had lived here all of his life. He was a building contractor and a farmer, prior to his retirement. Mr. Thrash was married Jan. 16, 1909 to the former Miss Katie Estelle Freeman who survives. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church.  Surviving besides his wife are three sons, J.W. Thrash, Jr. of Rome Rte. 4, William E. Thrash and Herman Thrash of Rome; three daughters, Mrs. Albert Vaughan (Vaughn) of Marietta, Mrs. J. L. Newton and Mrs. H. M. Stephens of Rome; one sister, Mrs. Claude Reeves of Atlanta; one brother, Elliott Camp, of Rome; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were to be conducted today at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home with the Revs. Paul Willis and Russell Head officiating. Interment was to follow in East View Cemetery. Six grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  (Note Died Sept. 3)
 

 

Mrs. Katie Estelle Thrash

Rome News Tribune June 3, 1984
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Katie Estelle Thrash, 94, Rte. 4 Chulio Road, formerly of East 19th Street, died Friday morning at a Rome rest home.  Mrs. Thrash was born in Floyd County, Sept. 20, 1889, daughter of the late Jeff and Mary Elizabeth Drummond Freeman. She was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wright Thrash, Sr., to whom she was married Jan. 16, 1909, on Sept. 3, 1967.  Survivors include three sons, J.W. Thrash, Jr., William E. Thrash and Herman Thrash, all of Rome; three daughters, Mrs. Albert Vaughan, Marietta, Mrs. H. M. Stephens and Mrs. J. L. Newton, both of Rome; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Revs. Willard (unreadable) and (unreadable) Chandler officiating. Interment will be at East View Cemetery.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and include James Howell, Scott Howell, Dwight Vaughan, Glenn Thrash, Eddie Stephens, Allen Stephens, Tim Thrash and Gary Thrash.   (Note: died June 1, 1984)

Virginia Ferris Ligon Thrash

Submitted by her gr-gr-gr-granddaughter,

Etowah, Ga., June 3. It is with a deep feeling of sorrow that we perform the sad duty of recording the death of Mrs. Virginia Thrash who died at her residence near this place Sunday evening at 6 o'clock June 20 inst.  Mrs. Thrash was 64 years of age. She had been in bad health for several years. She was stricken with apoplexy Friday while working in her garden. She was unconscious until she died. Her remains were laid to rest in the Silver Creek Primitive Baptist cemetery Monday evening at five o'clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Johnson. She leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. The bereaved family and kindred have our heartfelt sympathy. A Friend.  (Note: Date of death was June 2, not June 20.)

J.M. Tolbert

Rome Tribune Herald, page 1 December 23, 1909

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

J.M. Tolbert dies after long illness.  J.M. Tolbert, an aged and well known citizen living at 508 West Eleventh Ttreet, died last night at 8:30 o'clock after an illness of four months.  Mr. Tolbert leaves six children. They are Will and Tom Tolbert, Misses Florence, Angie and Ella Tolbert, and Mrs. C.D. Barrett, of Atlanta. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. 

Rome Tribune Herald Friday, December 24, 1909.  J.M. Tolbert Funeral.  The funeral of J.M. Tolbert, who died at his home, 508 West Eleventh Street, will take place today at 12 o'clock from Pleasant Hope Church. The following pall-bearers are requested to meet at the residence at 10 o'clock, where carriages will be waiting; Harry Williamson, A.W. Davis, Joe Johnson, Robert McKenzie, F. S. Harron and W. M. Hardin.

O. A. Tolbert
Rome News Tribune June 22, 1975

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

O.A. Tolbert 2029 Sherry Drive, Austell, died Thursday evening at his residence. Local survivors include a brother, A. J. Tolbert, Rome. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crestlawn Cemetery in Atlanta with the Rev. Joseph Howard officiating. Jennings Funeral Home makes the announcement for the family.

Owen Alvin Tolbert
Rome News Tribune Oct 22, 1969
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Owen Alvin Tolbert, Sr. 68, of Huffaker Road, Rome Rte. 1, died Tuesday in a Rome hospital following an illness of eight weeks. Mr. Tolbert was born in Sharp County, Ark., July 23, 1901, son of the late William and Alice Hicks Tolbert, but had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County for the past 64 years and prior to retirement was engaged in farming in the Lavender community. He was a member of the Mt. Alto Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Ray Tolbert, Rome, Owen Alvin Tolbert, Jr., Austell, and Alfred Jason Tolbert, Lindale; two sisters, Mrs. Herman Peace, Rome and Mrs. Essie Adams, Chattanooga, Tenn.; one brother, Noah Tolbert, Henfengar, (Henagar)Al; sister-in-law, Mrs. Dorsey Ray, Rome Rte. 1, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Revs. Max Tucker and Carl L. Curry officiating.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cedartown.   The body will remain at the funeral home and the family will receive friends there from 7 until 9 p.m. today. At other times they will be at the residence of a son, Ray Tolbert, Pine Village Mobile Homes. Pallbearers include, Gary, Jimmy and Jason Tolbert, John D. Long, J. H. Cooper and Tommy Carpenter.

Thomas Newton Tolbert

Rome News Tribune April 14, 1957

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Thomas N. Tolbert Dies Sunday Night; Funeral Wednesday.  Thomas Newton Tolbert, well-known retired employee of A.D. Julliard Company and life-long resident of Rome died in a Rome convalescent home Sunday at 10:45 p.m. following several months illness.  Surviving Mr. Tolbert are one son, William Newton Tolbert, of Rome; five daughters, Mrs. Elsa Mae Norman, of Plant City, Fla., Mrs. Bessie Lee Peeler, of Porterdale, Ga., Mrs. Gladys Bradshaw and Mrs. Myrtle Rickard, both of Rome, and Mrs. Fairy Stager, of Lynn, Mass.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. His wife, the former Miss Nora Mae New, died in 1920.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren Nutt, pastor of South Broad Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of Lindale Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Bascom James, Cliff Souder, Tom Parrish, Henry Miller, A.C. Beade, and T. M. Martin.


 

Edward Townes

Rome Tribune-Herald, Thursday, January 6, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Boy Fatally Injured By Auto Truck.  Edward Townes, 5 year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Townes, Struck By Truck of Chero-cola Company, Driven by Proctor Bee; Accident Said To Have Been Unavoidable.  Edward Townes, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Townes, was knocked down and probably fatally injured by an auto truck driven by the Rome Chero- cola Company, about 10 o'clock yesterday morning at Walnut and East Twelfth streets. The boy was hurried to the emergency hospital and an operation was performed, but his condition gave little hope for recovery. The left jawbone and left leg were broken and two deep wounds on the head are said to be fatal. Only one eye-witness of the affair has been found---a negro man. It appears that the little Townes boy, with other children was playing in the street, near a curve and when the auto truck rounded it, the driver sounding his horn, the boy and a girl companion tried to run across the street to get out of the way. The girl did so but the boy stopped, apparently undecided whether to continue to cross, or turn back, and was struck by the truck, which was being driven at moderate speed. The front of the truck struck the boy squarely but the driver stopped the machine before it could run over the child, although the front wheels did so.  The police investigated the affair but no case was docketed.

*Friday, January 7, 1916.  Funeral of Boy.  The funeral of Edward Townes, aged 5 years, who was killed by an auto truck Wednesday, will be held at 1 o'clock this afternoon from the home of his grandmother at No. 64 McLin street. Rev. T.C. Chastain will officiate. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill cemetery. The active pallbearers will be Joseph Sharp, Jr.,; Willie and Ross Montague and Fred Fernandez. The honorary pallbearers will be James Studert, Oscar Parris, Joseph Goddard, and Thad Harper.

Mrs. Hannah Townsend

Rome News Tribune Nov. 25, 1966
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Hannah Townsend, 79, of 515 Ave. A, who died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday in a Rome hospital following an illness of several months. Mrs. Townsend was born in Bartow County June 26, 1887, daughter of the late Jack and Amanda Knight Hyde, but had spend the greater part of her life in Rome and Floyd Count y. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Hillyer Johnson, Mrs. W. A. Johnson and Mrs. Ella Horton, all of Rome; three half brothers, Dallas Fields, Columbiana, Ohio, Jack and Bill Hyde, both of Cartersville, five half sisters, Mrs. Rosa Westbrook, Calhoun; Mrs. Sallie Cope, Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. L. V. Carr, Mrs. Lula King and Mrs. Clarence Fincher, all of Atlanta; seven granchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Talmadge Barnes officiating. Interment was in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers included James Bradshaw, Mike Horton, Glenn, Harold and Billy Johnson and Dennis Bramblett.


 

Riley Townsend

Rome Tribune-Herald, Friday, January 14, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Old Negro Dead.  Riley Townsend, a negro 85 years of age, died Wednesday at his home near Cave Spring. He had lived on the Miller Brothers farm for the past thirty-five years. He was an old slavery negro and was well known and liked by the people in the community where he lived.
 

 

Dan C. Trammell

He died July 17, 1924
Submitted by Pauline Pierce

Dan C. Trammell age 59, a life long resident of Rome, died at the home of his son, Clinton Trammell in Dalton Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock following a brief illness.  Mr. Trammell went to Dalton three months ago to visit his son there and was taken ill, sinking slowly and failing to respond to medical aid. The body was brought to Rome Thursday afternoon and removed to his home on Calhoun Road.  Mr. Trammell was a brickmason by trade, an expert in his occupation and well known in Rome and Floyd county. He was born in Rome and made his home in this city during his entire life.  He is survived by his widow and four sons, Clinton, of Dalton: Caldwell, of Chattanooga, and Ernest and Harold Trammell, both of Rome; two brothers George and Wiley Trammell of Houston, Tex., three sisters, Mrs. W. L. McGinnis of Houston, Tex., Mrs. Harry Goodman, of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. T. V. Brock of Rome.  Funeral arrangements are in charge of W. B. Nichols & Son and will be announced later.
 

 

Mr. Donald E. Trammell

Submitted by Jo Trammell.

Eulogistic Services for Donald E. Trammell, Thursday - October 1, 1992 - 3:00 pm.  Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 17 East Pennington - Rome, Georgia.  Officiants: Rev. A.J. Childs, Rev. Elberhart, Rev. Allen Interment: Eastview Cemetery, Wright Memorial Mortuary, In Charge of Arrangements.  Mr. Donald E. Trammell was born in Floyd County, Georgia. He was the son of Mrs. Katherine Hill-Trammell and the late, Walter Trammell. He attended Floyd County School System and was a graduate of Main High School. Mr. Trammell enlisted in the United States Army. After 2 1/2 years of service he was honorably discharged from service to his country. He was married to the former Irene Porch on October 21, 1972. He was very active in his church, serving as Assistant Pastor of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Calhoun and as a Bible School teacher at the Mary Weems Memorial Bible School. Mr. Trammell was employed by the Gordon County Sheriff's Department and was deeply respected by all who knew him. On Saturday - September 26, 1992 - Mr. Trammell departed this life. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Irene Trammell; his mother, Katherine Trammell; his daughters; Lynette, April, Ivy, Brea and Deirdre; his sons, Donald, Jr., Kenyon and Brian; one sister, Eva Trammell of Rome, Georgia; four brothers, Walter Trammell of Miami, Florida, Herbert and Randolph Trammell, both of Rome, Georgia and Robert Lindsey Monroe of Calhoun, Georgia; one daughter-in-law, Marlene Trammell; five grandchildren, Dorian Correll, Natasha, Deonta and Chad; two great-aunts, Louise Zimmerman and Rosa Clark, both of Rome, Georgia; one great-uncle, Charles (Skit) Zimmerman of Rome, Georgia; and two cousins, Theodore Downs and Willie Mae McCain, both of Rome, Georgia. A host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, a special niece, Annette Printup of Calhoun, Georgia, a special nephew, William Donnell Trammell of Rome, Georgia; other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.


 

Miss Eva Joyce Trammell

Submitted by Jo Trammell.

In Loving Memory of Miss Eva Joyce Trammell, Monday - July 12, 1993 - 2:00 pm.  Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 17 East Pennington - Rome, Georgia
Reverend Perriman, Officiating.  Services Entrusted to the Hands of Wright Memorial Mortuary, Rome, Georgia.  Miss Eva Joyce Trammell was born October 7, 1946 in Floyd County, Georgia. She was the daughter of Katherine Hill-Trammell and the late Walter Trammell. She attended the Floyd County School System and graduated from Main High School. Miss Trammell was employed by the Fifth Avenue Nursing Home.  On Thursday - July 7, 1993 - Eva Joyce Trammell departed this life after a brief illness. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her daughter, April D. Trammell of Rome; her mother, Mrs. Katherine Hill-Trammell of Rome; four brothers, Herbert Trammell, Randolph (Edna) Trammell of Rome, Walter Trammell (Delores) of Miami, Florida - Robert (Shirley) Monroe of Calhoun, Georgia; a sister-in-law, Irene Trammell of Calhoun; two great-aunts, Mrs. Rosa Clark and Ms. Louise Zimmerman; one great-uncle Charles (Skit) Zimmerman; two cousins, Ms. Theodore Downs and Ms. Willie Mae McCain all of Roem, Georgia. Two special nephews, William Donnell Trammell of Rome, Georgia and Donald Trammell, Jr., of Calhoun, Georgia; a special niece, Annette Trammell-Printup of Calhoun and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Katherine Trammell

Submitted by Jo Trammell.

Eulogistic Services for Mrs. Katherine Trammell, Saturday - July 23, 1994 - 2:00 pm.  Mt. Olive Baptist Church - Rome, Georgia.  Rev. Samuel Perryman, Pastor, Officiating, Interment, Eastview Cemetery.  Mrs. Katherine Trammell was born August 26, 1913 in Floyd County, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Henry & Mary Hill.  Mrs. Trammell was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and until her death was the church's longest living member. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Trammell, Sr., two sons, Rudolph and Donald, Sr., two daughters, Mary E. and Eva J. Trammell - a sister, Elizabeth Tyson and three brrothers, Harry, Louis and Clarence Hill. On Monday, July 18, 1994, Mrs. Katherine Trammell departed this life. She leaves to cherish warm and precious memories: four sons: Walter (Delores) Trammell, Jr., Miami, Florida; Herbert Trammell and Randolph (Edna) Trammell of Rome and Robert (Shirley) Monroe of Calhoun, Georgia; a daughter-in-law, Irene Trammell of Calhoun; aunts, Mrs. Rosa Clark and Mrs. Louise Zimmerman; uncle, Mr. Charles (Skeet) Zimmerman; two cousins, Ms. Theodore Downs and Ms. Willie Mae McCain all of Rome. Twenty-four grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Final Arrangements Entrusted to: Wright Memorial Mortuary, Rome, Georgia.

Mr. Leverett Trammell

The Hustler Of Rome

Submitted by Pauline Pierce


Rome Georgia, Thursday Evening September 3, 1896.  Passed away at Noon.  Yesterday at noontide Mr. Leverett Trammell passed into eternity.  He was 67 years of age and his life has been a useful one. He was a popular man, a good citizen and a christian gentleman whose departure is most painful to his many friends.  The funeral occured this afternoon at 5 o'clock from the North Rome Methodist church. The interment, was made in the North Rome cemetery.  The pall-bearers were Messrs. W. J. Hall, E. M. Johnson, F. A. McCurry, C. J. Jenkins, E. P. Treadaway, R. C. Morrison, Dick Treadaway, A. Rawlins.


 

Walter Trammell, Sr.

Sunday - May 20, 1973
Submitted by Jo Trammell.

Obsequy for Walter Trammell, Sr. Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Rev. E.L. Jackson, Pastor, Charles D. Lynn Mortuary in Charge.  Walter Trammell, Sr., was born in Haralson County, Georgia April 25, 1911. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. During his early years he was employed by Pepperell High School.
He leaves to mourn his passing; a wife, Mrs. Katherine Trammell; four sons, Walter Trammell, Jr., Miami, Florida - Donald Trammell, Herbert Trammell and Randolph Trammell, all of Rome, Georgia. A foster son, Lindsey Monroe of Inglewood, California. One daughter, Miss Eva Joyce Trammell. Fourteen grandchildren, aunts, uncles, two brothers; Samuel Trammell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Clarence Trammell of Washington, D.C., and a host of relatives and friends.


 

William Donnell Trammell, Sr.

Submitted by Jo Trammell.

Eulogist Services for the late William Donnell Trammell, Sr. Saturday - February 2, 1997 - 2:00 pm.  Mt. Olive Baptist Church - Rome, Georgia.  Rev. Samuel Perryman, Pastor.  Officiants: Rev. Gordon Wells and Rev. Nathaniel Daniels. July 19, 1956 - January 27, 1997.  William Donnell Trammell, Sr., was born July 19, 1956 in Floyd County, Georgia, son of the late Mary Trammell. William goes to join his mother, grandparents, Walter and Katherine Trammell; uncle, Donald Trammell, Sr., and aunt; Eva J. Trammell. Left to cherish his sweet memory is his wife, Teresa; two sons, William, Jr., and Tyrell; two daughters, LaKonda and Nikki Trammell all of Rome; one sister, Annette (Gregory) Pinson of Calhoun; mother-in-law, Hallie Barton of Rome; father-in-law, Perry Barton of Rockmart; brothers-in-law, Jimmy (Evelyn) Barton, Tracey (Maryland) Barton all of Rome and Darrell Barton of Atlanta. Sisters-in-law, Eloise (William) Green, Denise Barton, Majorie Tate all of Rome and Daphne Staples of Rockmart, Georgia. Uncles: Walter (Delores) Trammell, Sr., Miami, Fl., Randolph (Edna) Trammell, Herbert Trammell all of Rome and Lindsey (Shirley) Monroe of Calhoun, Georgia. Great-aunt, Rosa Clark of Rome; cousins Mrs. Willie Mae McCain and Mrs. Theodore Downs of Rome and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Services Entrusted to: Wright Memorial Mortuary, 814 South Broad Street, Rome, Georgia.

 

 

A D "Monk" Trapp

Rome Tribune-Herald, Tuesday, January 4, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Monk Trapp, Popular Citizen of Floyd County Dead At Age of 80 Years.  Was War Veteran of Civil War and Remembered Name of Every Member of Company With Which He Served.  A.D. Trapp, popularly known as "Monk" Trapp, died Sunday morning after a long illness, at the home of his niece, Mrs. L. Duke, on Avenue A. He was a resident of the Mt. Alto district, about eight miles from Rome, and was visiting here when the illness which resulted in his death overtook him. Four sons and a daughter survive him.  Mr. Trapp was 80 years of age and was among the best known citizens of Floyd county. He was a Confederate veteran and could recall the names of every member of the company with which he served. He had lived in this county since boyhood and was at one time a justice of the peace in his district, where he was very popular. His distinguishing trait was his determination. Once, when seriously ill, his physician told him that his chances of recovery were one in a thousand. Mr. Trapp said he would take that one--he did, and lived. Funeral services were held at Mountain Springs church yesterday and were conducted by Rev. W.C. Cordle. Interment was in the cemetery there. Honorary pallbearers were ex-Confederate veterans. They were Hon. George D. Anderson, Henry White, George Davis, J.L.Duke, Zach McCain and H.C.Jennings.
 

 

Mrs. T. C. Tribble

Rome Tribune-Herald, Tuesday, January 4, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Rome Lady Loses Sister.  Mrs. T. C. Tribble, aged 62 years, died at 1 o'clock yesterday morning at her home in Macon, after a long illness. She was well known in Rome, having spent a portion of last summer in this city, where her sister, Mrs. E. M. Echols, resides. Besides her husband and nine children, there are surviving Mrs. [?] Echols, two brothers, C.E. Carey of Birmingham, and Thomas Carey of Atlanta and two sisters, Mrs. Echols, of Rome and Mrs. W.C. Kelly of Roswell. The funeral will occure today at 10 o'clock from the residence in Macon.

 

 

Mrs. Louise (Sue Mae) Trotter

11 August 1998

Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Mrs. Louise (Sue Mae) Trotter, age 78, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 1998 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Trotter was born October 4, 1919 in Cherokee County, Ala. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. O. Trotter, Sr.; her parents, James Alvin and Martha Turner Wilson; a daughter, Lorena Broom; and a brother, Grandville Wilson. Survivors include seven sons, Ray Trotter of Rome, Alvin Trotter of Cedartown, Arthur Lee Trotter of Rome, Marshall Trotter of Cedartown, W. O. Trotter, Jr. of Rome, Miller James Trotter of Nashville, Tenn., and Wayne Trotter of Centre, Ala.; a daughter, Nellie Starley of Cedartown; two brothers, James Wilson of Calhoun and Winfred Wilson of Cedar Bluff; a sister Willie Faye Hobgood of Fairmount; 24 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 13, from the Freeman Harris Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Morris Cargle officiating. Interment followed in Blue Pond Cemetery of Floyd County. Pallbearers included John Allmon, Danny Clayton, Jimmy Smith, Marty Jordan, Steve Trotter, and Ben Knight. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Arthur Wilburn Turner
Rome News Tribune, Monday, December 21, 1959
Submitted by Wendell and Edna Stephens

Arthur Wilburn Turner, age 72, of 1508 Gordon Avenue, died in an out of town hospital at 6:15 p.m. Saturday following a two years illness, his condition becoming serious two weeks ago.    Mr. Turner was born in Bartow County, Sept. 8, 1887, son of the late James Thomas Turner and Mary Agnes Edwards Turner, but had spent the greater part of his life in Rome and Floyd County. For a number of years, prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Smith-Evans Lumber Co. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Charlie Johnston of Rome and a brother, Joe Turner of Macon.    Surviving are his widow the former Lizzie Finley; one sister, Mrs. J. H. Duggan of Rome and one brother, Howard Turner of Albertville, Ala. And several nieces and nephews.    Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. W. F. Conn officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of Oakland Cemetery.    The body will arrive in Rome Tuesday morning and will be removed to Jennings Funeral Home to lie in state until time for services. The family will receive friends at Jennings Funeral Home from 7 until 9 p.m. o'clock Tuesday night.    Six nephews will serve as pallbearers; L. H., J. L., and Lynn Duggan, Robert Moore Jr., O. D. Manning Jr. and Bobby Jo Manning.    Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Thelma Louise Branton Turner
Rome News Tribune March 27, 2003

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Thelma Louise Branton Turner, age 86, 5050 N. Fifth Ave., Rome, formerly of Mountain View Road, passed away Tuesday evening in a local health care facility following a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Turner was born in Floyd County on July 8, 1916, daughter of the late Arthur Lee Branton and the late Carrie Belle Satcher Branton. She was married to Ralph Sanders on March 6, 1938, and he preceded her in death in 1991. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ralph Wendell Turner on March 15, 2003, and by a brother, Otis Branton. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for seven years with Georgia Garment Co., here in Rome. She was a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church. She was loved and will be missed by her family and by her two special girls, Danielle Maples and Kara Phillips.
She is survived by a son, Bill Turner, and his wife, Vickie, Armuchee; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ann Turner, Silver Creek; three grandchildren, Barry Turner, Silver Creek, Mrs. Jill Baker, and her husband Todd, Silver Creek, and Jake Turner, Armuchee; four great-grandchildren, Josh and Clint Turner, Silver Creek and Mackenzie and Anna Baker, Silver Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Moore, Adairsville, Mrs. Ethel Taylor, Marietta, and Mrs. Evelyn Bridges, Cartersville; five brothers, Joe Branton, Kingston, William Branton, Kingston, Ralph Branton, Rome, Eugene Branton, Rome, and Louis Branton, Silver Creek; nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Spring Creek Baptist Church with her pastor, the Rev. Jim Reynolds and the Rev. Bill Adams officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring Creek Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. At other hours, they may be contacted at each of their respective homes.  Mrs. Turner will lie in state at the Spring Creek Baptist Church Friday from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour. Nephews will serve as active and honorary pallbearers and are requested to assemble at the church Friday at 1:30 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Spring Creek Baptist Church, 2636 Chulio Road, S.E. Rome, GA 30161.  Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.
(Husband, Ralph S. Turner, died Nov. 9, 1990, not 1991)

 

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Lucille Hill-Tyson.

Thursday - October 30, 1975, 4:00 pm.
Submitted by Jo Trammell.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Rome, Georgia, Rev. E.L. Jackson, Pastor.  Charles D. Lynn, Director of Funerals.  Mrs. Elizabeth Lucille Tyson departed this life on Saturday morning - October 25, 1975. She was born in Floyd County, Georgia - February 21, 1916, the second daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hill. Mrs. Tyson spent most of her adult life (about thirty-six years) in Chicago, Illinois. She received her education in the Rome City Schools and, after moving to Chicago, she was employed at Montgomery Ward as Managerial Personnel, where she served twenty-seven years. Sister Tyson joined the Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Rome at the age of nine and later became a member of the Unity Baptist Church in Chicago, of with the Reverend Jones is Pastor. In both of these churches she worked faithfully through the years, being an active leader in many of the church organizations. Her entire life was devoted to Christ. In the late 1930s Elizabeth was married to the late Roy Ways, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. In 1965, she was married to Mr. James Tyson of Chicago. Elizabeth was a devoted wife and an ardent Christian woman. She was friendly and outgoing. She loved people. Sister Tyson is survived by a loving husband, James Tyson; one brother, Clarence Hill of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Katherine Trammell of Rome; four sisters-in-law; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Interment Oakland Cemetery.

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