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Jim Underwood

Rome Tribune-Herald, Saturday, January 15, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Jim Underwood, the son of Wesley Underwood, on Blossom Hill, died in Chattanooga, Tenn., and his body brought to Rome Friday morning, the 14th inst., over the central railroad. The remains were taken from the depot directly to Myrtle Hill cemetery, where they were laid to rest. [African-American]


 

Mrs J I Vaughn

Rome News Tribune May 8, 1940
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Vaughan Succumbs Today.  Mrs. J. I. Vaughan, beloved citizen of Silver Creek, Route 1, passed away Wednesday morning at 8:45 o'clock at a local hospital, after a brief illness although she had been in declining health for several months. Mrs. Vaughan was born in Bartow County, December 5, 1861, but had been living in Floyd County for the last 34 years. She was a devout Christian and had been a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church for many years. She was the widow of the late J.I. Vaughan, who preceeded her in death June 16, 1931. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Spring Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Gordon Ezell officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. Ed Smith. Interment will be in the family lot in Wax Cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Vaughan are three sons, S.L. Vaughan, of Rome; H.B. Vaughan of Jacksonville, Fla., and H. H. Vaughan of Silver Creek, Route 1; three daughters, Mrs. A.A. Barrett and Mrs. George Alford of Silver Creek and Mrs. D.F. Ellis of Rome, Route 4, two sisters, Mrs. A.T. Quinn, of Moultrie, GA and Mrs. R.C. Carpenter, of Atlanta. The following friends will serve as pallbearers: Joe Kennedy, W. D. Horton, Fred Snell, B.H. Ayer, W. B. Mathis and Howard Ellis.


 

Mr. Samuel Robert Vincent

8 March 1999

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. Samuel Robert Vincent, age 70, of Silver Creek, passed away Sunday, March 7, 1999. Mr. Vincent was born June 13, 1928 in Floyd County. He was retired from the Floyd County Police Department where he served the county for 34 years. He was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He served six and a half years as a Floyd County Commissioner and was an active member of the Floyd County Hospital board. He also served on the Floyd County Library board. Mr. Vincent was a member of Rome/Floyd County Optimist Club, Rome Exchange Club, American Legion and the Peace Officers Association of Georgia. He was a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church of Rome. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Vincent of Silver Creek, three sons, Kevin Vincent of Bethlehem, Randy Vincent of Rome, and Trent Vincent of Rome; a daughter Leah Silvey of Rome: two sisters, Ruth Vincent and Mary Vincent both of Rome; seven grandchildren; and three great grand children. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 9, in the Second Avenue Baptist Church with the Dr. Ken Ross officiating. Interment followed in Floyd Memory Gardens with full police honors by the Floyd County Police Departmentís Honor Guard. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
 

 

Mrs. Corena H. Wade

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

Mrs. Corena H. Wade, 410 Jefferson Ave., Vinton, Va. and formerly of Rome, died Friday at the residence in Vinton.  A native of Alabama, she was the daughter of the late N.W. and Julia S. Head. She was married to Forrest F. Wade, who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1978.  Mrs. Wade was a member of Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Julia W. Archer, Roanoke, Va.; several brothers and sisters, and four grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens with Rev. Don Cooper officiating.  (note: died June 8)

Mrs. Lillie Lou Waid

Rome News Tribune August 18, 1978
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

 

Mrs. Lillie Lou Waid, 93, High Springs, Fla. died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday in a High Springs nursing home after an illness of one week.  Mrs. Waid was born April 14, 1885, in Trion, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Robertson and had resided in Rome several years before moving to Douglasville. Mrs. Waid resided in High Springs for 18 months. She was a member of Beech Creek United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughter, Mrs. Mavis Falcon, Douglasville, Mrs. Bessie Deal, High Springs; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her husband, Henry Clay Waid died on May 31, 1948. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Caylor officiating. Interment will be in Beech Creek Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers

Mrs. Louise Deems Waits

14 February 1998
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mrs. Louise Deems Waits, of Silver Creek, passed away Saturday, February 14, 1998 at her residence. Mrs. Waits was born September 4, in Bartow County. She was a retired Intergreated Products employee and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Water Lee and Minnie Alice Highfield Deems. Survivors include her husband, Earnest L. Waits of Silver Creek; a daughter, Betty J. Reynolds of Silver Creek; a son, Bobby Lamar Waits of Riverside, Calif.; two brothers Hershel Deems of Chickamauga, and Walter Lee Deems of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a sister Christine Marques of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and the great great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Bellview Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Robinson officiating. Interment followed in Aragon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Marvin D. Reynolds, Joseph Marques, James D. Deems, Ernie Smith, Bob Dan Smith, and James Hovers. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
 

 

Mrs. Margaret Lovell Walker

Cedartown Standard, July 18, 1901
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Mrs. Margaret Lovell Walker, peacefully departed this life at her pretty home in Cave Spring. Mrs. Walker was the daughter of Col. and Mrs. Wm. Lovell, of Talladega, Ala., born in 1835 and was therefore a little more than sixty-six years of age when she died. She was the wife of Col. James Walker, whose death preceded hers many years. She was the mother of a number of children who are prominently related in life. Mrs. Walker was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church, and loved her Lord with great fervency. Being a woman of wide acquaintance, she numbered her friends by the score. She had such a wonderful tact in being lovable to the young that she easily won them as her friends. How the young people of beautiful Cave Spring must lament the departure of their motherly and elegant friend. You will no more see her smile of greeting, or hear her voice of welcome. You will no more see her on the shady sward nor by your running stream, but strive to meet her across the inky tide of death, "Where the surges cease to roll." Some of the sweetest recollections of my life are of hours that I have spent in the quiet home of this good woman. During my pastorate of the Cave Spring Baptist Church, she so won me to her by her thoughtful, gentle kindness that I could call her by no less sweet name than "Mother Walker," I rejoice this day to "rise up and call her blessed." In consolation to her bereft children and friends, and as a tribute to her revered memory, these humble lines are written by her admiring friend. Livingston E. Roberts.

 

 

 

Mrs. J. R. Walker

Rome News Tribune May 21, 1909
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

In Memoriam: On Tuesday, May 4, Mrs. J. R. Walker was taken with typhoid pneumonia and lingered and suffered only ten days, when, as the sun was sinking behind the western horizon and enveloping the world in darkness, the Death Angel swooped down and spread his mantle over the form of Mrs. Walker and touched her life with the finger of his mighty power, calling the spirit unto God who gave it. Thus ended the suffering of the body, and the spirit, disenthralled, flitted away on pinions of immortality to join the innumerable hosts of the redeemed in the sweet by and by.  Mrs. Walker was a daughter of William Kidd, whose family consisted of eight children-Alice, Josie, Leola, Willie, John, Jim, Junius and Zack, five of whom still survive.  She was born in Talladega county, Ala., February 27, 1873. The family moved to Georgia in the spring of 1891, and on December 20, 1891, Willie was happily married to John R. Walker, son of Mrs. and Mrs. W. J. Walker of Van's Valley. The Lord blessed their home with ten children-five girls and five boys-Lee, Essie, Walter, Annielow, Norahmay, Harbin, Wallace, Florence, Ruben and Ruth of whom Lee and Walter have preceded the mother to lands "beyond the blue".  Mrs. Walker joined the Missionary Baptist church at Bush Arbor about twelve years ago, and since that time she lived a consistent Christian life.  As a wife she was devoted and true; as a mother she was loving and gentle; as a neighbor she was generous and kind.  I, as her former pastor, take pleasure in testifying to the noble and gentle characteristics of Mrs. Walker as wife, mother, friend and devoted Christian. In her gentle life she illustrated all the great virtues which combine in the good and pure and manifested in her home life all the graces and spirit of self-sacrifice which combine in the true, loyal wife and mother. But her beautiful life work is ended, and she has gone into her bright reward in the golden and glorious beyond.
While we in sympathy with her bereaved and grief-stricken family bow in submission to the divine will, we hereby register our great loss, which we, the church and community have sustained by her going away.  I hereby tender my deepest and tenderest sympathy to the bereaved husband and children in the great loss of their dear wife and mother, which loss to them if irreparable, and commend them to the comforting grace of him who alone can console in season of sorrow and poignant grief.  After a very beautiful and touching service by Rev. J. E. Smith, the body was interred at Bush Arbor, amid a multitude of sorrowing and sympathizing friends and relatives. A.B. Carnes


 

Mrs. Alice Lloyd Wallace

Rome News Tribune Sept. 7, 1931

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Death Comes Sunday to Mrs. A. L. Wallace.  Mrs. Alice Lloyd Wallace, 48, died at her residence, 503 Branham Avenue Sunday evening. She had been a resident of Rome all her life, and was a devoted member of the South Broad Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, J. W. Wallace; one brother, John W. Lloyd, of Atlanta; and one sister, Mrs. L. N. Burkhalter, of Oklahoma. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon from the South Broad Baptist church by the pastor, Rev. J. P. Craft, assisted by the Rev. F. E. Crutcher, pastor of the South Rome Methodist Church. Interment will be in East View Memorial Park. The following brothers-in-law will act as pallbearers, Clarence, Norman, Rosser, Wayman, Bernard and Virgil Wallace.

 

 

Mrs. Eva M. Wallace
Rome News Tribune June 23, 1944

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Eva Wallace Dies at Residence.  Mrs. Eva M. Wallace, 50, died at her residence, Route 3, Rome, at 4 p.m. Thursday following a three year illness. Her condition became serious one month ago. She was born in Baileyton, Ala., March 3, 1894, the daughter of the late John H. and Georgia Estes Bailey. For the past 12 years she had been a resident of Rome. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 25 years and for the past year had held membership in the Van's Valley Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, John Wiley Wallace; two step-sons, J. C. Wallace, of Jasper, Ala, N. C. Wallace of Rome; five brothers, Robert, Desta, Ossie, Asa and Ruther Bailey, of Baileyton, Ala.; three sisters, Misses Minnie and Dora Bailey of Baileton, Ala., Mrs. Nell Gilley of Birmingham, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clcok Saturday in the South Broad Methodist church with the Rev. George Davis, the Rev. P. H. Minter, of Cave Spring and the Rev. S. H. Pendley, officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery. The body will lie in sate at the residence until time for services and the pallbearers, who are requested to meet there at 10:30 are: Paul Foster, Dan Powers, Hiram Toole, Judge Harry Johnson, Ed Phelps and Wyatt Foster.

Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Wallace

Rome News Tribune, November 12, 1963
Funeral Services For Mrs. Wallace Set for Wednesday

Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Wallace 88, of Callier Springs Road, Rome Rte. 4, died in a Rome convalescent home at 11:55 a.m. Monday following an illness of several months.Mrs. Wallace was born in Floyd County March 7, 1875, daughter of the late John M. and Parlee Donahue Hudson and had spent the greater part of her life in Watters community and was the oldest living member of the Vans Valley Methodist Church. She made her home in Cave Spring from 1945 to 1958. Her husband, Virgil Ware Wallace, died Feb. 16, 1950.  Survivors include three sons, I.C. Wallace, Rome Rte. 4, B.E. Wallace, Rome, and Weyman Wallace, Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. H. B. Loftin, Greenville, S.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Watson, Americus, Mrs. Ella Rose, Cedar Bluff, Ala.; one brother, Charles Hudson, McGregor, Tex.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Dailey, pastor of Livingston Methodist Church, and the Rev. W.G. Irvin, pastor of South Broad Methodist officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home and the family will receive friends there from 7 until 9 o'clock tonight. At other hours the family will be at the residence of a son, I.C. Wallace, Callier Springs Road, Rome Rte. 4.  Pallbearers include Darwin Bagwell, William T. Crawford, Ralph Lewis, Richard Loftin, James Wallace, Dr. Sayge Anthony, Dr. Winston Pannell and Turner Youngblood.  (Note died Nov 11)

John Wiley Wallace

Rome News Tribune Jan. 7, 1952

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

John W. Wallace, Retired Merchant, Succumbs Sunday.  John Wiley Wallace, 86, retired merchant of the Desoto Park community, died at his residence at 2:15 p.m Sunday following an extended illness. He was born in Cleaborn County, Ala., March 15, 1865, but had resided in Floyd County since the age of 5. He had been in the grocery business for 50 years prior to his retirement a few years ago. Mr. Wallace had been a member of the Vann's Valley Methodist Church for 65 years.
He was preceded in death by four sons and one daughter. Surviving are the widow, the former Miss Martha Ola Blosier; one son, Norman Wallace, Rome. Six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today at Jennings chapel with the Rev. S. H. Pendley and the Rev. J. C. Patty officiating.  Intement was in East View Cemetery.  Active pallbearers were Fred and Walt Reid, Bernard Wallace, Milton Jones, J. G. Abell and B. B. Bobo. Honorary pallbearers were Rual Hardin, Wyatt and Paul Foster, Paul Weems, Don Powers, Charlie Gibbons, Lamar Montgomery and C. H. Irvin.

Mrs. J. W. Wallace

Rome News Tribune Nov. 18, 1928

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. J.W. Wallace To Be Buried AT Bush Arbor Today.  Mrs. J. W. Wallace, age 60, died at a local hospital Saturday afternoon at 6:30 o'clock, after an illness of several days. Mrs. Wallace suffered a stroke of paralysis five days ago and she never recovered from this.  There is no better known family in Floyd county, than that of Mrs. Wallace. Before her marriage in 1884 she was Miss Ida Lanham. She has lived in Floyd county all of her life and the news of her death will bring great sorrow to a wide circle of friends. She had been a member of Vans Valley Methodist church for 42 years. The deceased is survived by her husband and four children, S. C. Wallace, J. C. Wallace, N. C. Wallace and Roser Waller. Six grandchildren of Rome also survive. The funeral will be conducted from Bush Arbor Baptist church this afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. J. t. Pendley, and interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.  Six members of the South Broad Methodist church Bible class will act as pallbearers, and are requested to meet at Emmett Cole's Funeral chapel at 12:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  (Note: J. W. was John W., sons were Smiley C. John C., Norman C. and Ross, among others Info from 1910, 1920 census)
 

 

Mrs. Smiley Wallace

Rome News Tribune Nov. 1, 1965

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Services Tuesday For Mrs. Wallace.  Mrs. Smiley Wallace, of McGregor Texas, a former resident of Rome, died at her residence early Saturday following a short illness. Mrs. Wallace was born in McGregor, Tex., although she had spent most of her life in Rome. She was employed at the West Point-Pepperell Manufacturing Company for several years prior to returning to McGregor. She was married to Smiley Wallace who died on Sept. 3, 1930. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughter, Mr. C. M. Conoly of Dallas, Tex., and Mrs. Edith Crouch, of McGregor, Tex.; a brother-in-law and three grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in East View Cemetery with the Rev. James Snell, pastor of South Broad Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in East View Cemetery. Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home has charge of local arrangements.
 

 

Norman Clay Wallace,

Rome News Tribune June 15, 1976
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Norman Clay Wallace, 73, 404 Cave Spring Rd., died Monday morning in a Rome hospital following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Wallace was a native of Floyd County. He was born April 28, 1903, son of the late John W. and Ida Lanham Wallace. He was a member of South Broad United Methodist Church. Survivors include his widow, the former Ophelia Erwin to whom he was married July 31, 1922; one daughter, Mrs. John S. Gaines, Sr., Rome; two grandsons and two great grandsons.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Rev. William Irwin officiating. Interment will be in Eat View Cemetery. Pallbearers include Bill Parsons, Willie Reese, Brennen Packer, Bob Brown, B. C. Akins and Arnold Perry.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.


 

Mrs. Opelia Wallace

Rome News Tribune May 12, 1993
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Opelia Wallace, 89, of 404 Cave Spring Road died Tuesday afternoon at a Rome health-care center. A native of Polk County, Mrs. Wallace was born Oct. 22, 1903, daughter of the late Theodore Edward Erwin and Elizabeth Bridges Erwin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman C. Wallace, June 14, 1976. She had been a dietician at Darlington School and was a member of the South Broad United Methodist Church. Survivors include: a daugher Margaret Gains, Cedarftown; a brother, E. T. Erwin, Rome; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Interment will be at East View Cemetery.
 

 

Ralph V. Wallace

Rome News Tribune July 10, 1914

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Ralph Vaughn Wallace Dies At De Soto Park.  The many friends of Ralph V. Wallace will be much grieved to learn of his death which occurred yesterday afternoon about 1:30, at his home near DeSoto park after a brief illness of two weeks.  He was a fine specimen of manood, altho he would not be 16 years of age until August 3, 1914. He was associated with his father in the grocery business near DeSoto Park. He was a bright young man-with a strong moral character, the kind of material that makes good men. He will be greatly missed by his many friends who deeply sympathize with his father and family consisting of his mother, one sister, Mae, and three brothers, Smiley, Clarence, Norman and Rosser. He was not a member of the church, but only a few days ago told his father he was prepared to die and for them not to worry about him, for he was safe. The funeral will be held today at 3 p.m. at Bush Arbor church and the burial will be in the cemetery nearby. The pall bearers are: Calhoun Berry, Oliver Clark, Henry Lloyd, Roy Blackwelder, John Ayers and Cliff Crow, who are requested to meet (at) the residence at 12:30. Rev. Gordon Ezzell and Rev. A. F. Nunn will conduct the services.


 

Smiley C. Wallace

Rome News Tribune Sept. 3, 1930 (Second obit)

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

 

SMILEY WALLACE, ROME SALESMAN, DIES AT HOSPITAL.  Smiley C. Wallace, 40 son of John W. Wallace, prominent Rome merchant, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, following an operation for acute appendicitis. Mr. Wallace was for many years connected with the Simpson Grocery company in Rome, but had been employed as salesman by the Iten Biscuit Company of Chattanooga recently. He was a member of the American Legion and was a constant worker in that organization. News of his death cast a cloud of gloom over the entire city. He is survived by his widow, two children, Edith and Virginia, his father, John W. Wallace, and three brothers, Clarence of Gadsden, Norman and Rosser, of Rome. \par Exact funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Emmett Cole funeral home, but it is likely that the services will be held Friday at the South Broad Methodist church with Rev. T. E. Crutcher officiating.
Interment will be in Myrtle Hill cemetery.


 

Smiley C. Wallace, Jr

Rome News Tribune Jan. 2, 1929

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Child dies at parent's home; Funeral today. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, for Smiley C. Wallace, Jr. the fiver-and-a-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Smiley C. Wallace, from their residence near Darlington school. The Rev. Sanders, pastor of the South Broad Methodist church, conducted the services and interment was made in the cemetery at Bush Arbor. The death of the little boy, which occurred Tuesday night at 8:30 o'clock, brought sorrow to scores of friends of the family here. He had been in ill health for some time. Surviving the child are his parents, and two sisters, Virginia Wallace and Edith Wallace.

 

 

Frank Oliver Ward

July 28, 1999
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Frank Oliver Ward, age 64, of Rome, passed away July 27, 1999. Mr. Ward was born Dec. 18, 1934 in Carroll County. He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Ethel Puckett Ward. A private memorial service was held. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
 

 

Hunter James Ward

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

 

Hunter James Ward, the 11-month-old son of Sabrina Kathleen Ward, died Sunday, March 26, 2000 in Haralson County. Master Ward was born April 25, 1999 in Floyd County. He was preceded in death by his mother. Survivors include grandparents, Sandra and Steve Garner of Rome; great grandparents, William and Leona Jane Kelley of Cedartown. Joint funeral services will be held for Master Ward and his mother on Wednesday, at the West Oak Chapel, with Rev. Joey Morton officiating. Interment will follow in Little Sand Mountain Cemetery in Armuchee. Pallbearers will be Michael Ennis, Jeremy Richardson, Daniel Cheatwood, Shane Beck, Jamie Poole and Jessie Johnson. The West Oak Chapel Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.
 

 

Mrs. C. H. Ward

Rome News Tribune, Friday, October 31, 1969
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Mrs. C. H. Ward, 95, of Rush Chapel Road, Adairsville Route 1, died today in a Rome nursing home following an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Ward was born in Floyd County, May 31, 1874, daughter of the late Berry G. Camp and Mary E. Lewis Camp and had spent her entire life here. She was a member of Rush Chapel United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Horace Ward, September 3, 1962. Survivors include two sons, William Ward, Atlanta, and Col. Albert Ward, Langley Air Force Base, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. J. J. Entrekin, Atlanta; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be announced later by Jennings Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the Rush Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund.
 

 

Miss Sabrina Kathleen Ward

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

 

Miss Sabrina Kathleen Ward, age 17, of Rome died Sunday, March 26, 2000 in Haralson County. Miss Ward was born March 14, 1983 in Floyd County. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church, an employee of the Krystal restaurant in Cedartown and had attended school in Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her father, James Howard Ward; and her son, Hunter James Ward. Survivors include mother and stepfather, Sandra and Steve Garner of Rome; sister, Leticia Lynn Ward of Rome; brother, Thomas Scott Ward of Rome; grandparents, William and Leona Jane Kelley of Cedartown and two nieces. Joint funeral services will be held for Miss Ward and her son on Wednesday at the West Oak Chapel, with Rev. Joey Morton officiating. Interment will follow in Little Sand Mountain Cemetery in Armuchee. Pallbearers will be Michael Ennis, Jeremy Richardson, Daniel Cheatwood, Shane Beck, Jamie Poole and Jessie Johnson. The West Oak Chapel Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Mrs. Jennie Madden Ware

Rome News-Tribune, April 11, 1974
Submitted by Mary Ellen Crowe

Mrs. Jennie Madden Ware, 77, 10 Luminosa Terrace, died at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday in a Rome hospital following an illness of several years.  Mrs. Ware was born April 22, 1896 in Seney, daughter of the late Robert Walter Madden and Gussie Perry Madden. She spent most of her life in Floyd County and was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. She owned and operated Ware Nursing Home for 25 years, during which time she also owned and operated Fifth Avenue Nursing Home, until ill health forced her retirement in 1970. Her first husband, Samuel Starling Peugh, to whom she was married Jan. 6, 1913, died on July 25, 1916. She was later married to George Edward Ware in 1920, who died October 11, 1937. Three sons, Lamar Ware, died on Nov. 4, 1949; George Edward Ware, died on Feb. 23, 1963; and Samuel Doyle Peugh, died on March 13, 1966.  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Peugh Riley; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Hobgood, Mrs. Hazel Steadham and Mrs. Elizabeth Beam, all of Rome; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church with the Revs. Joe Vernon and Charles J. Evans officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery.  The body will remain at the Jennings Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. today. At other hours they will be at the residence. The body will be carried to the church at 10 a.m. Friday to lie in state until the funeral hour.  Pallbearers include John E. Ware, Larry Ware, Dean Crowe, Clyde Ware, Clifford Ware and Bill Riley. Honorary pallbearers include Leath Miller, Angus Arwood, Seward Perry, James Ellis, Doyle Mathis, Edward Neighbors, and Dr. Walter Pendley.

 

Mrs. Charles J. Warner Jr.

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

 

Mrs. Charles J. Warner Jr.  Mrs. Charles J. Warner, Jr. 62, 7 Orlystes Dr., died suddenly Friday at her residence. The former Lynett Hightower Mahoney, she was born June 10, 1916 in Dublin, daughter of the late Michael Vincent and Lynette Hightower Mahoney. Mrs. Warner was a communicant of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, a member of the Garden Study Club, the Junior Service League and was a graduate of Shorter College. She was married to Charles Jacques Warner, Jr., Sept. 25, 1937. Mr. Warner died Jan. 8, 1969. Survivors include on son, Charles J. Warner III, Rome, one daughter, Mrs. Calvin Shiver, Atlanta; four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robert Beeland officiating. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warner, III at 108 Featherston Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the endowment fund of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.  Daniel's Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

William J. Warren

Rome News Tribune August 9, 1987
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


William J. Warren, 69, of 803 Charlton Road, died Friday evening at a Rome hospital from injuries received in an automobile wreck.  Mr. Warren was born in Clay County, Ala, May 5, 1918, son of the late George W. Warren and Minnie Gray Warren. He had been a resident of Floyd County for the past 25 years. He was retired from the Navy after 20 years of service and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital as a security guard. Mr. Warren was a member of Southwest Baptist Church, LaGrange and Woodmen of the World.  Survivors include two stepsons, Hubert L. Smith, Rome, and John Smith, Hinesville; four sisters, Ms. Thelma Warren and Ms. Ethel Warren, both of LaGrange; Mrs. Annie Laura Bowen, Roanoake, Ala., and Mrs. Euna Matthews, Thomaston; three grandsons.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Shadowlawn Cemetery, LaGrange, with the Rev. Jimmy Willis and the Rev. Roy Chatham officiating.  (Note: died Aug. 7)


 

Mrs. Ethel Broome Watkins

Rome News Tribune June 21, 1993
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Ethel Broome Watkins, 88, 905 Oakland Ave., died Sunday evening at her residence. Mrs. Watkins was a life-long resident of Floyd County, born April 22, 1904, daughter of Francis Marion Broome and Mary Henderson Broome. She was a member of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse M. Watkins.  Survivors include: nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be (at) 2 p.m. Tuesday at East View Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Battles officiating.


 

Mrs. Janice Serritt Watkins

Rome News Tribune, around 29 May 1988

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Mrs. Janice Serritt Watkins of Cave springs, Ga., and formerly of Dalton, died Sunday in the Floyd County Hospital in Rome. She was 37.  Survivors include her husband Jack Watkins of Cave Springs; two daughters, Adeline Watkins and Janice Lucinda Watkins, both of Cave Springs; mother, Avanell Serritt of Dalton; one sister, Annelle Serritt of Dalton; one brother, Charles Serritt of Dalton; one half brother, Curtis Serritt of Dalton.  Services were held Wednesday from the Cave Springs Baptist Church, Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by Jennings Funeral Home in Rome. This announcement courtesy of Love Funeral Home.


 

Alva Gordon Watters

Submitted by Nancy L Whitfield


Alva Gordon Watters 86, of 805 St. Anne's Road, Marietta, died early Tuesday morning, 14 Dec 1965 at Kennestone Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Hay Funeral Home chapel with Rev. K. B. Robertson officiating. Interment will be in the Marietta National Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Carl Bening, Dearborn, Mich., Mrs. Truman H. Lovett, Marietta; son, James A. Watters, Detroit, Mich.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  Watters was a native of Rome and a graduate of Floyd County schools. He served in the Spanish-American War as a naval first class gunner, and served in the Philippine Insurrection. He was a member of Rush's Methodist Chapel, Rome. He was a descendant of pioneer settlers of Floyd County. He was retired from the Dearborn, Mich., plant of Ford Motor Company where he worked 31 years as a glass inspector.  He died following an extended illness.

Joseph B. Watters

The Atlanta Constitution, May 31, 1901, page 4

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Joseph B. Watters, one of the leading clothing merchants of Rome,  died last night shortly before midnight at his home in the fourth ward, from Bright's disease. For several weeks he had been in feeble health and the end was expected. Mr. Watters was fifty-two years of age and was born in Franklin county. He had resided in Floyd county thirty-five years and in Rome twenty years.  He was a modest, unassuming gentleman,  and known as an energetic, successful business man. He leaves a widow and three children--Messrs Allie and Crampton and Miss Lucille Watters. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning.


Mrs. Mabel Florence Billingsley Watters
Rome News Tribune - 8 Nov 1965
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Marietta Services For Mrs. Watters, 75.  Mrs. Mabel Florence Billingsley Watters, 75, of 805 St. Anne's Road, Marietta died early Sunday, 7 Nov 1965, in a Marietta hospital. She was born in Bluffton Ala., moving to Rome at an early age. She later moved to Detroit where she lived for 35 years and had resided in Marietta for nine years. She was a member of the Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta.  Survivors include her husband, Alva G. Watters, to whom she was married 26 June 1917; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Bening, of Dearborn, Mich.; Mrs. Truman H. Lovett, of Marietta; one son, James A. Watters, of Detroit, Mich., two sisters, Mrs. W. N. Fain, of Atlanta, Mrs. C. G. Weidman of Pontagorda, Fla; six grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday in the Hay Funeral Chapel at Marietta with the Rev. K. B. Robertson and the Rev. Walton L. McMillian officiating. Burial will be in the Marietta National Cemetery.

B. H. Watts

Rome Tribune-Herald, Saturday, March 6, 1920
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Sheriff Watts dies.  B. H. Watts, sheriff of Gordon County, died suddenly Thursday, at his home in Calhoun. The sheriff was well-known in Floyd and had many friends. He was a candidate for re-election in the Gordon primary of March 12. He was a man of fine physique and was apparently in good health, but dropped dead just after he had eaten a hearty dinner. He is survived by his widow, four daughters, and one son.

Mrs. Mary Belle Weatherby
Rome Tribune Herald, Sunday, May 1, 1921
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. Mary Belle Weatherby, aged 42 years, passed away early Saturday morning at her home in the Etowah district of this county, after a long illness.  The funeral will be held at Mizpah church at 11 o'clock this morning and interment will be in the churchyard. Rev. C. L. Chastain will officiate.  Mrs. Weatherby was the wife of W.B. Weatherby and lived in Cherokee County, Alabama, coming to this county from that place, but had lived here many years. Besides her husband, five children survive.

William Pink Weatherby

Rome News-Tribune, Sunday, January 18, 1942
Submitted by Fran Weatherby
 

Funeral services will be conducted from the Pisgah Baptist Church this afternoon at 3 o'clock for William Pink Weatherby, 44, who died at his home near Coosa Friday night at 7:50 o'clock.  Mr. Weatherby had been ill little more than a week and his condition became serious only three days ago. He was born and raised in Floyd County and had lived here all his life. Besides his widow, the former Miss Julie Acray, he is survived by a son, Henry; a daughter, Hazel; three brothers, Albert Weatherby of Ft. Benning, Ralph and Henry Weatherby of Kingston; and a sister, Mrs. Marion Hindon of Cave Spring.  The final rites will be conducted by the Rev. S.H. Pendley and interment will be in the cemetery adjoining the church. The following friends will serve as pallbearers: W.L. Looney, Tom Hanks, John Dowdy, Clyde Sprayberry, Seymour Trapp, and Robert Times.


 

Joe Jackson White
Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. January 16, 1992, Page 5-A
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Joe Jackson White, 78, of 355 Wayside Road died Wednesday afternoon at Floyd Medical Center. Mr. White was born Feb. 27, 1913, in Chattooga County, son of the late Thomas Jackson and Sally Wilson White. He had been a life-long resident of Floyd County and attended the Faith Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired textile machinist. Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Virginia E. Graham White, to whom he was married May 10, 1956; two sons, Robert Melton, Rome, and Larry Baker, Douglasville; two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Dowdy, Rome and Mrs. Sandra Mitchell, Anacoca, La.; a sister, Louise Atkins, Rome; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. John Crowe officiating. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.


 

Mr. W.L. Whiteley

Montgomery, Alabama Paper, March 14, 1885
Submitted by David L. Bayne

Sudden Death.  Among the passengers who came in on the Louisville & Nashville train night before last were Mr. W.L. Whiteley, a prominent citizen of Rome, Ga., and his wife, on a visit to relatives in this city. Arriving at the depot, they were met by their nephew, Mr. C.D.Bayne, with whom they entered a carriage and were driven to the latter's residence. Just as Mr. Whitely emerged from the vehicle he complained of stiffness of his limbs and on entering the house, was stricken with paralysis, from the effects of which he died yesterday morning at 6 o'clock.  Mr. Whiteley was widely and favorably known in this section of the country, was a devoted husband and father and a consistent member of the Methodist Church. He leaves a sorrowing wife and seven to morn his loss. His family arrived last night. The remains were forwarded to Rome for interment by morning train.  (In working on my Bayne family I came across a note on William L. Whiteley of Rome Ga. He and his wife had come to Montgomery, Alabama to visit her Family. She was a Day before marriage. Her Father & Mother had lived and died in Montgomery,Co. Ala. Col W.L. Whiteley with wife had come by train to Montgomery. As He stepped down from the cab he was struck down by a stroke and was taken into the home of Charles David Bayne, Nephew. There he died. C.D.Bayne's mother was Hette Adeline Day, who married Samuel Pool Bayne in Russell Co. Ala. I hope this may be some aid to the Whiteley family for it has been posted that he died at some other place. Regards, David L. Bayne )

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

Mrs. Iva Chambers White, 84, of 2815 Old Summerville Road, Armuchee, died Sunday morning at a Rome hospital after a short illness. Mrs. White was born in Walker County, March 26, 1911, daughter of the late Charles A. Chambers and Kitty McInnis Chambers. She married John C. White, Dec. 6, 1928. She was a longtime resident of Floyd County and was a member of Armuchee Southern Methodist Church. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a clerk with the Armuchee Post Office for 20 years. Mrs. White was Past Worthy Matron of the Floyd Springs Chapter No. 443 Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, May 27, 1977. Survivors include; three daughters, Charlene McCollum, Cedar Bluff, Ala., June Allen, Winder, Betty White, Armuchee; a son Charles White, Rome; 12 grandchildren: 22 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday from Jennings Heritage Chapel with Rev. Jim McRee and Rev. Lee Brown officiating. Interment will be in Floyd Springs Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. White will lie in state at Jennings Heritage Chapel where the family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 PM and at other hours they may be contacted at the residence. Pallbearers who are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:30 PM Tuesday include, Terry White, Tony McCollum, Mike McCollum, Dan Allen, James Hovers, Gary Adkins and Tim McCollum. Jennings Funeral Home Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements.

 

Mrs. Clara Gresham Whitlock
Submitted by Barbara Baines

Mrs. Clara Gresham Whitlock, age 83, of 274 Erwin Coker Road, Rome, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2002, at her residence following a short illness.
Mrs. Whitlock was born in Floyd County, Jan. 21, 1919, daughter of the late Charles Henderson Gresham and Mamie Lee Byars Gresham. She had spent all her life in Floyd County. Mrs. Whitlock was a member of the Oostanaula United Methodist Church. She worked as a switchboard operator for many years at McCall Hospital. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Clemmon, Park, LaJoy, and Duke Gresham, also by three sisters, Diamond Gresham, Louise Gresham, and Gladys Waid. Mrs. Whitlock was married on August 31, 1940, to Carl Nixon Whitlock who preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 1993.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Grady Sharp of Rome; one son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Wanda Whitlock of Rome; grandchildren Kyle Sharp, Beverly Willingham, Nick and Bonnie Sharp, Kaycie Sharp Temples and Brian Temples, Scott and Tracy Whitlock and Chris Whitlock; great-grandchildren, Dillon Sharp, Rheanna Sharp, Kirsten Turner, Quinn Whitlock, Trenton, Seth, Ethan Temples and Emily Browning.  Mrs. Whitlock will lie in state at the Jennings Funeral Home-Heritage Chapel where the family will receive friends this evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. following visitation with the Rev. Ruth Shaw officiating. Interment will follow Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the family plot in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with Mr. J. Parnick Jennings, Sr. officiating. At other hours the family may be contacted at the residence.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Jennings Funeral Home--Heritage Chapel has charge of the services for Mrs. Clara Gresham Whitlock.

 

 

Mrs Emma Fincher Wiggins
Rome News Tribune
Submitted by Wendy Bryank

Emma Fincher Wiggins [B: 1/17/1871; D: 6/17/1959].  Wiggins Funeral Set For Friday Afternoon.  Mrs. George A. Wiggins, 88, member of a prominent Floyd County family of the Calhoun Road, died Wednesday at 6:50 p.m. in a Rome hospital, following an illness of five months. Her condition became serious five weeks ago.
Mrs. Wiggins was born in Floyd County Jan. 17, 1871, daughter of the late Henry Ivey and Amanda Lovell Fincher. She was married to George A. Wiggins in 1890 and was preceded in death by him in August, 1936, and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. P. J. Dempsey, in Oct. 1936. Mrs. Wiggins was a member of the Celanese Methodist Church where she was the oldest active member.  Survivors include five daughters, Misses Emma, Minnie, Mary and Ruth Wiggins and Mrs. Ida Bryan, all of Rome; five sons, G. W., H. I., J. R., R. W. and J. F. Wiggins, all of Rome; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 4 p.m. in the Celanese Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Larry Bauman, officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of the Oaknoll cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers and are requested to meet at the residence at 3:15 p.m. Friday: Frank Rogers, L. L. Ringer, Robert Watters, Bert Dempsey Jr., Roy Anderson and Lee Taylor.  The body will be carried to the residence today at 5 p.m. to lie in state until the funeral hour.


Roy Wiggins, Jr.

Submitted by Paula Franklin


Roy Wiggins, Jr. of Cave Spring, died April 12, 2002.  He was born March 24, 1949, in Bartow County, son of the late Roy & Frances Hunt Wiggins.  Survivors include his wife, Gina Enescu Wiggins of Bucharest, Romania; sister, Mary George of Cave Spring and several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were April 28, 2002 at Cave Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Tal Roberts officiating. Perry Funeral Home of Centre, AL., is in charge of the arrangements.


 

Mrs. Ruby Pearl Wimpee Wiggins

Rome News Tribune (Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1967)
Submitted by Wendy Bryank

Ruby Pearl Wimpee Wiggins [D: 2/14/1967].  Mrs. Ruby Wiggins.  Mrs. Ruby Pearl Wiggins, 56, of Old Dalton Road, Rome, Rte. 7, died Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. in a Rome hospital following an illness of six months, her condition becoming critical several days ago.  She was born in Floyd County, daughter of Mrs. Addie Floyd Wimpee and the late William Wimpee and had spent her entire life here. She was a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Raymond Wiggins, to whom she was married March 28, 1937; two sons, Gene Wiggins, Rome and Spencer Wiggins of Greenville, S.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Faye Griffin, Rome; mother, Mrs. William Wimpee, Rome; two brother, Ernest Wiggins, Charleston, S.C. and Clyde Wimpee of Rome; two sisters, Mrs. Donald Wills and Mrs. R. P. Youngblood, both of Rome; three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with the Revs. Kenneth Culp, Mike Cordle and B. J. Lamb officiating. Interment will be in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  The body will remain at the funeral home and the family will receive friends there from 7 until 9 p.m. today. At other hours the family will be at the residence on the Old Dalton Road.  Pallbearers include Lee Terrell, John Storey, Ira Speir, Doyal Green, Tommy Howell, Wayne Harris, William Ely and Wendell Woodfin.


 

James Allen "Big Jim" Wilder
Rome News Tribune February 9, 2007

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

James Allen, "Big Jim" Wilder, age 86, of 505 North Fifth Avenue, a former resident of the Dykes Creek Community, Rome, died Wednesday morning,February 7, 2007, at Fifth Avenue Health Care.  A native of Peach County, Ga., Mr. Wilder was born on December 25, 1920 ,the son of the late Charles A. and Beulah Jones Wilder. He had been a resident of Floyd County since 1972, moving here from Peach County, GA and was a member of the Mizpah United Methodist Church. Mr. Wilder was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict having served in the United States Navy for 20 years, retiring in 1959 as Chief Petty Officer. Mr. Wilder was a member of Fort Valley Masonic Lodge #100 F&AM, was a member of Royal Arch, Council and Knights Templar of Fort Valley, Georgia. For many years prior to his retirement Mr. Wilder owned and operated an Auto Paint and Body Shop. Mr. Wilder was married on June 25, 1972 to May Belle Prater Wilder, who preceded him in death on April 16, 2005. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Tommy Tucker of Orlando, Fla.; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Priscilla Wilder of Atmore, Ala.; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren survive as do a sister, Estelle Hallman of Fort Valley, Ga. Nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services will be held this (Friday) morning February 9, 2007, at 11 a. m. at the Mizpah United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brad Prater and the Rev. Joyce Williamson officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in East View Cemetery with the Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard conducting military graveside rites.  The following will serve as active pallbearers, Danny Drummond, Manford Gregory, Melvin Grogan, Wendell Fincher, Jarrell Cagle and Jerry Lumpkin and are requested to meet at the church on Friday morning by 10 a.m.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p. m. Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral has charge of the funeral arrangements for James Allen "Big Jim" Wilder.

Dewey T. Wilkerson

Rome News Tribune Friday, May 29, 1972

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Dewey Wilkerson Dies; Funeral rites Saturday.  Dewey T. Wilkerson, 69, of the Calhoun Road died Thursday in a Rome hospital following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Waco, Texas, Dec. 27, 1902. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Wilkerson. He owned and operated the Merriam Coal Company for a number of years prior to his retirement in 1964.  He was also a member of the Friendship Baptist Church where he had served as treasurer for 25 years and as chairman of the board of deacons for several terms. He was a past president and honorary member of the Rome Civitan Club, and a former member of the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include his wife, the former Bertha Alma Green, to whom he was married Nov. 28, 1920; three daughters, Mrs. James B. Harper, Jr. of Columbus, Mrs. Millard R. Allen of Rome and Mrs. Linton F. Angle of Claremore, Okla; two brother, George Wilkerson of Cedartown and Edgar Wilkerson of Miami, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Early Burkhalter, Mrs. Seward Holland and Mrs. Z.G. LaFerre, all of Cedartown, Mrs. Carl Jones and Mrs. Freeman Popham both of Taylorsville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. Amos Mashburn, Frank Bradley and Jerry Norwood officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include Joe Willamon, Hugh Hubbard, Jim Green, Linwood Daniel, Nathan Davis, Jack Ford, Arthur Palmer and Ralph Wilson.  The body will lie in state at Daniel's Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 until 8:30 p.m. The body will be moved to the church to lie in state from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday.


 

Calip Joshua Wilkins,

Rome News Tribune Jan. 18, 1944

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

C. J. Wilkins, 54 Passes Monday.  Calip Joshua Wilkins, well-known farmer of the Flo School community, Rome Route 1, and a resident of Floyd County for 25 years, died at his home at 6:10 Monday night following an illness of 11 months.  Mr. Wilkins was born in Pickens County on January 22, 1889. He was a member of the Mount View Baptist Church. He was married to the former Miss Mollie Stephens, of Bartow County, on May 19, 1910.  Surviving are the widow; a son, William R. Wilkins, of Rome Route 3; two daughters, Mrs. Ted Lambert, of Tubize, and Miss George Bell Wilkins, Rome Route 3; a brother, M.R. Wilkins, of Lindale; three sisters, Mrs. H. Womack, Rome; Mrs. T.G. Davenport, Silver Creek Route 1, and Mrs. Lincy Cochran, Alabama City, Ala.; and one grandchild.  Funeral services will be held at the Spring Creek Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Foley Land, and the Rev. W. M. Turner officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Creek Cemetery.  Pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the Henry Autry Funeral Home at 12:15, will include Floyd Womack, Vince Middleton, J.L. and L.L. Bing, Robert Calahan, Gar F. Kelly. The body will remain at the Henry Autry Funeral Home until time for the services. (Note: died Jan. 17)
 

 

Marion Roberts Wilkins

Rome News Tribune June 20, 1965

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

M. R. Wilkens Dies; Services Set Monday.  Marion Roberts Wilkins, 79, died Saturday morning at his residence in Lindale following an illness of three weeks.
He was born in Pickens County June 14, 1886, son of the late Jack and Martha Poole Wilkins. Having spent the greater part of his life in Floyd County, Mrs. Wilkins was a retired employee of Pepperell Manufacturing Company and a member of Reynolds Chapel Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Robinson Wilkins to whom he was married Nov. 11, 1928; five daughters, Mrs. Mildred Tidwell of Lindale, Mrs. Katherine Morales of Chicago, Mrs. Joyce Hawks of Carrolton, Mrs. Jessie Mae Wolf of Knoxville, Tenn. and Mrs. Loretta Wilkinson of California; three sons, Curtis Wilkins of Chicago, Marion Wilkins of Carrollton and Larry Wilkins of Lindale; two sisters, Mrs. Katie Davenport of Rome and Mrs. Lencie Cochran of Alabama City, Ala; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Lindale with the Rev. Johnny Boatner, the Rev. Glen Boatner and the Rev. J. Harold Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in East View Cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Tidwell of Lindale Rte 1 until time for the services.
Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.  (Note died June 19)

Mrs. M. J. Williams

Rome Tribune-Herald, Saturday, January 22, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby


Mrs. M. J. Williams died here at her home on Butler street Friday morning at 7:15 o'clock after a long illness, her death not being unexpected. She is survived by three daughters and five sons. They are Mrs. James Martin and Mrs. A.J. Tarvin, of Ohatchee, Ala., and Miss Mae Williams, of Rome,and M.F., S.E., F.L., L.M. and T. Williams. Mrs. Williams was a most estimable woman and her death will cause much sorrow among a wide circle of friends. Brief funeral services will be conducted from the residence this morning at 7:15 o'clock, and the body will be taken to Bethel, Ala., for interment. The pallbearers will be F.M. Irwin, Dudley Magruder, Geston Garner, C.O. Walden, Oscar Minace and M.S. Lanier and they are requested to meet at the Daniel undertaking parlors this morning at 7 o'clock.
 

 

Mrs. Mollie Williamson

Rome Tribune-Herald, Friday, January 7, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

At the advanced age of 88 years, Mrs. Mollie Williamson, died Thursday morning at the home of her son, J.M. Williamson, 123 Avenue C, after a long illness. She breathed her last at 3 o'clock.  The body will be carried with a funeral party this morning over the Central railway to Whitesburg, Ga., where the funeral and interment will occur this afternoon.

Mrs. Ben Williamson

Rome News Tribune May 11, 1909

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Williamson Called By Death.  After a lingering illness Mrs. Ben Williamson died Sunday at her home in the fourth ward. The funeral took place from the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. The following from a life long friend of the deceased gives further particulars of Mrs. Williamson's death, which is mourned by hundreds of friends:  On July 18, 1863, Janie R. O'Bryan was born in Floyd County, Georgia, and on January 3, 1884, she married Benjamin L. Williamson, of Floyd county, with whom she lived until her death, which happened on May 9, 1909, as a tender, loving and affectionate wife. To this union there was born eleven children. Six of them are still living to mourn her loss, viz: Fannie Etne, Clyde, Lillian Beatrice, Grace Mattalene, Mamie Louise and Julius Clinton. Five boys who preceded their mother in death are all buried at Armuchee church burying grounds in this county.  Besides her husband and childen, she leaves two brothers; J. D. O'Bryan, of Cedartown, I. T. O'Bryan of Rome, and sisters, Mrs. Ellen Fuller of Calhoun, Mrs. Mollie Grace, of Anniston, Ala., and Mrs. Etna Buffington, of Rome, who were present when her soul took it's flight to the home beyond. Mrs. Williamson joined the Baptist church when she was 15 years of age and has been a consistent member since; at the time of her death her membership was with the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, at which church her funeral was preached by the Rev. Mr. Willingham. The following friends to the family acted as pallbearers: J.W. Copeland, G.W. Rosson, F.S. Barron, Hugh McCrary, D.O. Byars and W. H. Chapman; her remains were carried to the Armuchee church burying grounds, and laid beside the graves of her departed boys; many of her kinspeople and friends accompanied them to their last resting place.  A kind, loving mother, wife and friend has gone, but she leaves behind her a life that was admirable and will be long remembered by those with whom she came in contact. The husband has lost the best friend on earth, the children a mother that cannot be replaced and the church community a member and friend that will be greatly missed. Truly a good woman has gone. Her going, however, is only earthly loss! It is unquestionably her eternal gain.
 

 

Jesse Claude Willis

Rome News Tribune Dec. 23, 1976
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Jesse Claude Willis, 80, 111 Harrison Road, died early Wednesday morning in a Rome hospital following a lengthy illness.  Mr. Willis was born in Floyd County on Oct. 21, 1896, son of the late William Newton and Martha Ann Adams Willis. He had spent his entire life here and prior to his retirement in 1961, had worked for the Georgia Power Company for 36 years. He was a veteran of World War I, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion and IBEW Local 847. He attended the Methodist church. A son, J.C. Willis, Jr. died in July, 1936.  Surviving are his widow, the former Ella Mae Lindsey, to whom he was married on June 23, 1923; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Barmlett, Rome, Rte. 10, Mrs. Otis Dunlap, Albany; one son, Duran T. (Spider) Willis, Rome; seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in East View Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Reynolds officiating.
The body will lie in state at Talley Brothers Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. today. At other hours they will be at the home of the son, 113 Harrison Road.  Active pallbearers will be David and Spencer Willis, Herschel and Herbert Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Georgia Power Company.


 

Mrs. Martha N. Willis

Rome News Tribune October 10, 1935

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Funeral Thursday For Mrs. M. N. Willis.  Funeral services for Mrs. Martha N. Willis, 77, were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, North. The Rev. H. G. Garrett and the Rev. H. F. Joyner officiated, with interment in Pleasant Valley cemetery.  A quartette composed of J. W. Davis, T. Phelps, Clifford Russell and Mrs. Paul Simmons sang "Rock of Ages", "Sweet Bye and Bye" and "Abide With Me". Mrs. T. Phelps accompanied at the piano.  Mrs. Willis, widow of the late W. M. Willis, died at noon Wednesday at her residence on the Old Dalton Road. She had been in declining health for several years and her condition became serious two weeks ago. She had been a resident of Floyd County since childhood, and was a devoted member of the Armuchee Methodist Church.  (Note:  died Oct. 9)
 

 

William Bartow Willis

Rome News Tribune Mar. 8, 1946
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

William Bartow Willis, 61, well-known farmer of Armuchee Route 1, died at 3:30 yesterday afternoon in a local hospital, following a brief illness.  Son of the late William Newton and Martha Adams Willis, he was born June 11, 1884 in Floyd County and had spent his entire life here.  The survivors include one son, William C. Willis, of Armuchee; three daughters, Mrs. Paul McWhorter of Chattanooga, Mrs. S. J. Falzone of Washington, D.C., and Miss Martha Willis, of Birmingham; two brothers, J.F. and J. C. Willis of Rome; four sisters, Mrs. S.L. Elrod of Armuchee, Mrs. G.L. Bailey of Rome; Mrs. J.E. Stanford of Atlanta, Mrs. J.P. Bridges of Rome, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. W. F. Conn and the Rev. H.F. Joyner will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the residence.  Pallbearers, who are asked to meet at the residence, are Sam Rhinehart, G.W. Scoggins, Bill Salmon, Alex Lindsey, J. O. Thornton and D. B. Broome.

Dr. J. A. Wills

Rome News Tribune Feb. 18, 1935

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Dr. J. A. Wills, former Roman, died Sunday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Terry, of Houston, Tex. He suffered a heart attack. Funeral services will be held in Chattanooga Wednesday afternoon at the chapel of the Chapman Funeral Home. The pastor of the First Baptist church in Chattanooga, of which Mr. Wills was a member, will officiate, with interment in a Chattanooga cemetery. Dr. Wills was one of Rome's leading dentists before moving to Chattanooga several years ago. While here he was a member of the First Baptist church and various fraternal orders. He had made is home with his daughter for the past year. Besides Mrs. Terry he is survived by two grandchildren. Several former local friends are planning to go to Chattanooga to attend the funeral services.


 

Austin Curry Wilson

November 19, 1945
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Former Roman Dies in Waycross.  Austin Curry Wilson, 47, former Roman, died Thursday morning at his home on Augusta Avenue in Waycross. He had been ill for several months. In addition to his wife, Mrs. Ella Smith Wilson, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. J. G. Buffington and Mrs. D. H. Terrell, of Rome, and Mrs. D. T. Davis, of Waycross and five step-children. Mr. Wilson was born and reared in Rome, moving to Waycross five years ago to become associated with McRanie Brothers abattoir. His first wife, Mrs. Floyce Green Wilson, died in Rome six years ago. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning in Tellmore Cemetery, in Waycross, with the Rev. Bailey, Pastor of Winona Methodist Church, officiating. Hinson Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. (Note: Died Jan. 18)

Mrs. Beulah King Wilson

Rome News Tribune Feb. 6, 1944
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Rites Today for Mrs. Wilson, 67.  Mrs. Beulah King Wilson, 67, a life-long resident of Floyd County, died at her residence on Summerville Road at 11:30 Friday night following an illness of several years.  Mrs. Wilson was born in Rome, December 30, 1876, the daughter of the late Jasper and Margaret Reeves King, pioneer citizens of Georgia. She was a devoted Christian and mother and had been a member of the Armuchee Methodist Church since early womanhood.  Surviving are the husband, William Henry Wilson; three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Yarbrough, Rome; Mrs. Guy Davis, Cohutta, Ga.; and Miss Jewell Wilson, Armuchee; four sons, Austin C. Wilson, Manor, (Macon) Ga.; W. J. Lester and Uclaugh Wilson all of Rome; two brothers, J.F. King Rome, and T.W. King, Summerville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Sand Springs Baptist Church, the Rev. J.B. Ward, the Rev. Reuben Baxter and the Rev. Guy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Sand Springs Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the residence until time for the funeral.  Pallbearers will be V. G. Owen, C. E. Morrison, E. G. Hawkins, Mack Tudor, Coy Towns, G. C. Peterson.  (Note: died Feb. 4)

Mrs. Doris Mae Wilson

Rome News Tribune July 17 1987
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Funeral Services for Mrs. Doris Mae Wilson will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home.  The Rev. Paul Willis will officiate. Interment will be at Pleasant Hope Cemetery.  Mrs. Wilson, 67, of Route 1, died Thursday morning at a Rome hospital after a long illness. She was born in Sumter County, Aug. 14, 1920, the daughter of the late Charles Raymond Formby and Mittie Turner Formby. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Intergrated Product of Aragon, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Ind.  Survivors include her husband, Uclaugh Wilson, Cedartown; three sisters, Mrs. Lorene Pope, Aragon, Mrs. Louise Roberson, Riverdale, and Mrs. Elizabeth Cox, Cedartown; two brothers, Robert Formby, Portland and Carl Formby, Aragon; nieces and nephews.  (Note: Died July 16, 1987)



Mrs. Essie L. Scoggins Wilson

Rome News Tribune September 3, 1957
Mrs. Essie L. Wilson Dies After Illness; Funeral is Wednesday
Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Essie Lee Scoggins Wilson 65, passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Georgia Alred, 12 Chester Ave., Monday at 9:20 p.m. following an illness of several months. Mrs. Wilson was born in Chattooga County, March 17, 1892, daughter of the late Gilliam T. and Ellen Mathis Scoggins, pioneer citizens of Chattooga County. She had spent the greater part of her life in Floyd County and was a member of the Calhoun Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Willie J. Wilson, to whom she was married September 7, 1929; one daughter, Mrs. Georgia Alred, Rome; one son, Talmadge Davis, Rome Rt. 1; two brothers, W. G. Scoggins, Armuchee and Doyle Scoggins, LaFayette; two sisters, Mrs. F. D. Stewart and Mrs. Daisy Selman of Atlanta. Four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Calhoun Avenue Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Ben Towe officiating. Interment will be in New Armuchee Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the residence until time for services and pallbearers are asked to meet there at 2:30 p.m. They are Robert L. Herman and W. G. Scoggins, Jr., Clarence ? Davis and C. L. Thompson. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.  (Note: Died Sept. 2, 1957)

Mrs. Floyce Wilson

Rome News Tribune July 12, 1938
Rites Tomorrow For Mrs. Wilson

Funeral services for Mrs. Floyce Wilson, who died at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon at her residence, Rome Route number 1, will be conducted from the Sand Springs Methodist (should be Baptist) Church Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. J. B. Ward and the Rev. S. H. Pendley will officiate, with interment in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Wilson, who was 41 years old, had been in declining health for the past three months. She was born in Floyd County and lived here her entire life. She was a member of the Armuchee Methodist Church.  Surviving her are her husband, A. C. Wilson; three daughters, Mrs. D. H. Terrell, Miss Juanita Wilson of Rome Route 1, Mrs. D. T. Davis of Fairgax, GA; her mother, Mrs. M.C. Green; a sister, Mrs. G.W. Boggs; two brothers, H. C. and M. O. Green, all of Rome; and one grandchild.  Pallbearers will include Carl and Roy Burns, Abner and Ennis Buffington, Cliff Hicks and Grover Fuller. (Note: died July 11, 1938)

Gordon R. Wilson,

Rome News Tribune July 27, 1958
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Gordon R. Wilson, 41, of Murphy, N.C. and a former Roman, died in a Murphy hospital Friday. He had been confined in the hospital for only two weeks and his death came as a great shock to his family and friends. Born in Floyd County on July 31, 1917, he was the son of W. J. and the late Lillie Green Wilson and was a former employee of the Royal Crown Bottling Company. He moved to Murphy six years ago and was an employee of the Pure Oil Company. Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor White; one son, William Gregory Wilson, Murphy; father, W. J. Wilson, Armuchee, and one sister, Mrs. Vivian Landers, Armuchee. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the First Methodist Church at Murphy. Graveside services will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the graveside in East View Cemetery in Rome. The Rev. E. S. Morris, pastor of the New Armuchee Baptist Church will officiate. Friends wishing to attend the graveside services are asked to meet at the cemetery at 4:45 p.m. today. The Jackson-Frasier Funeral Home has charge of local arrangements.  (Note: Died July 25, 1958)
 

 

John M. Wilson

Rome News Tribune September 3, 1957

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

John M. Wilson's Services Wednesday. John M. Wilson, 81, former Roman, died in Veterans Hospital in Atlanta at 6:30 p.m. Monday following an illness of several years. Mr. Wilson was born in Cherokee County, Ala. Feb. 29, 1876, son of the late Francis Marion Wilson and Eliza Jane South Wilson but had been a resident of Rome the greater part of his life. He was a well known textile employee and a veteran of the Spanish American War. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Miss Daphine Irene Lipham Oct. 30, 1956. Survivors include two sons, Mavis of Marietta; Melvin of San Diego, Calif.; and one step-son Marvin Brewer, Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Willie Franklin Wilson, Canton, Joe Wilson, Dallas, Ga., and Julius S. Wilson, Gadsden, Ala. Three grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Elders L. W. Spink and Joe Brock officiating.  Internment will be in Pisgah Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until time for services. Pallbearers include Howard Ford, Lee Richardson, Melvin McBurnett, Leroy Whorton, Charlie McJunkin and Ray Horton.

 

 

Lester King Wilson
Rome News Tribune September 1, 1976
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Lester King Wilson, 67, 4 Delwood Drive, died Tuesday morning in a Rome hospital following an illness of several years.  He was born December 2, 1908 in Floyd County, son of the late William Henry and Beulah King Wilson. He had resided most of his life in Rome and Floyd County and was a member of Armuchee United Methodist Church.  Survivors include the widow, the former Minnie Irene Fountain, to whom he was married December 24, 1930; one daughter, Avanell Campbell, Armuchee, one brother, U. P. Wilson, Rockmart, two sisters, Mrs. Jewell Blaylock and Mrs. Charlcie Yarbrough, Rome, one grandchild and great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel, with the Revs. J. Howard Holcombe, Clyde Wilson and Gerald Rogers officiating. Interment will be in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in state in the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today. At other hours, they will be at the residence, 4 Delwood Drive.  Pallbearers will be Herbert and Herschel Bailey, Grady Boggs, Buck Ash, Albert Smith and Ralph Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Smith, Bill Evans, Guy Davis, Melvin Cagle, Seab Evans, Ed Dempsey, Walter and Charlie Selman, Jodie and Kelly Hawkins. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 
(Note: Died August 31)

 

Mrs Lillian Wilson

Rome News Tribune August 27, 1928
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. W. J. Wilson Beloved Woman Laid to Rest.  Mrs. Lillian Wilson, aged 34, beloved resident of Texas Valley, died Saturday night at Milledgeville, after an illness of many months. Mrs. Wilson has scores of friends, who were grieved by her poor health, and much sadness was occasioned by her death.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Sand Springs Baptist church and interment was in the adjoining cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Willie Cordle and the Rev. J. Hicks.  Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, W. J. Wilson; a daughter, Vivian Wilson, and a son, Gordon Wilson. Her father and mother, Mrs. and Mrs. M. C. Green, two sisters and a brother, Mrs. G.W. Boggs, and Mrs. A. C. Wilson and H. C. Green, all of Texas Valley also survive. M. O. Green of Rome also is her brother.
(Note: Died August 25, 1928)

 

 

Mrs. Minnie Irene Wilson

Rome News Tribune March 29, 1987
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Graveside services for Mrs. Minnie Irene Wilson will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  The Rev. Clyde Wilson will officiate. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Wilson, 78, Of Haywood Valley Road, Armuchee, died Saturday afternoon at a Rome hospital. She was born in Floyd County, Sept. 12, 1908, daughter of the late Aaron Fountain and Susie Cuzzourt Fountain. She was a life-long resident of Floyd County and was a member of the Armuchee United Methodist Church. Prior to her retirement in 1974, she was employed for 20 years at Battey State Hospital.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Earl Campbell, Armuchee, a brother, Robert Harvey Fountain, Seattle, Wash.; a granddaughter, and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  (Note: Died March 28, 1987)

Mrs. H. C. Wilson

Rome News Tribune September 5, 1965
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Services Set Monday For Mrs. H. C. Wilson.  Mrs. H. C. Wilson died unexpectedly at noon Saturday following an attack suffered at her home, 412 Woodward Ave. Mrs. Wilson had been in her usual health prior to the attack. Mrs. Wilson was the former Miss Nellie Smith, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Elizabeth Dempsey Smith. She was born in Bartow County March 1, 1891, but had spent the greater part of her life in Rome and was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was married on Jan. 4, 1914, to Horace Clifford Wilson, who survives. Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Harry Puckett and Mrs. Jack Wigley, both of Rome, and Mrs. Alfred Fricks of Birmingham; two sons, Woodrow Wilson of Detroit and Bob Wilson of Rome; one sister, Mrs. C. B. Bradford of Rome, and a brother, Ted Ashby of Rome. Eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. A son, Daniel Dee Wilson, preceded his mother in death on July 8, 1957. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home. The Rev. C. L. Curry will officiate, with interment following in the family lot in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Jack Robbins, Bill Puckett, Harold Green, Roy C. Gresham, Herman Crochran and Gene Brandon. The body will lie in state at the funeral home and the family will receive friends there between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. today. At other times, the family will be at the residence, 412 Woodward Ave. Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. (note: Died Sept. 4)

Uclaugh P. Wilson

Rome News Tribune March 7, 1995
Submitted by Emily O'Neal
 

Graveside services for Uclaugh P. Wilson will be at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon at Pleasant Hope Cemetery with the Rev. Clyde Wilson officiating. Mr. Wilson, 76, of 412 Wimberly Hill Loop Road, Cedartown, died Tuesday evening at a Rome hospital after a long illness. He was born in Floyd County, Aug. 18, 1914, son of the late William Henry Wilson and Beulah King Wilson.  Before retirement, he was employed by Inland Steel Co., of Hammond, Ind. and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hammond. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Doris Formby.  Survivors include: two sisters, Mrs. Charlcie Yarbrough and Mrs. Jewell Blaylock both of Rome; nieces and nephews.  (Note: Died March 5, 1995)

 

 

William Henry (Bud) Wilson

June 18, 1946
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

W. H. Wilson, 77, Passes Monday.  William Henry (Bud) Wilson, 77, passed away at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. D. Yarbrough, 502 North Third Avenue, at 8:45 o'clock Monday night. He had been in declining health for seveal years, but his condition had not become serious until four weeks ago.  Born in Rome, July 16, 1868, son of the late William H. and Mary Poe Wilson, he had spent his entire life in Rome and Floyd County. He was a well-known farmer and had been a member of the Armuchee Methodist Church since early manhood. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Miss Beulah King, February 4, 1944.  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Yarbrough and Miss Jewell Wilson, of Rome, and Mrs. Guy Davis of Cohutta; three sons, Lester and W.J. Wilson of Rome and Uclaugh Wilson of Silver Creek, Route 1; one brother, J. G. Wilson, Key, Ala., eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Sand Springs Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.R. Baxter and the Rev. Guy Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.  The remains will lie in state at the residence until time for the services and pallbearers are requested to meet there at 2:30 o'clock. They include W.S. Evans, B.G. Owens, Marvin Scoggins, Hudson Davis, Mack Tudor and Hoyt Hicks.  (Note: Died June 17, 1946)


 

William Jasper Wilson
Rome New Tribune November 4, 1963

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

William J. Wilson, 70, Dies; Funeral Today
William Jasper Wilson, 70, died at his residence on the Floyd Springs Road, Armuchee, Rt. 1, at 7 a.m. Sunday. He had been in declining health for several years, his condition becoming serious one week ago.  Mr. Wilson was born in Alabama, July 15, 1893, son of the late William Henry and Beulah King Wilson and had spent the greater part of his life in Floyd County. He was a retired farmer, a member and deacon of the New Armuchee Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Essie Davis Wilson, died Sept. 2, 1957.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Vivian Landers, Armuchee Rte. 1, one step-daughter, Mrs. Georgia Alred of Rome; one step-son, Talmadge Davis of Rome Rte. 1, three sisters, Mrs. Grace Davis of Cohutta, Mrs. Charlcie Yarbrough and Mrs. Jewel Blalock of Rome; two brothers, Lester Wilson of Rome and Uclaugh Wilson of Indiana; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today in the New Armuchee Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. E. S. Morris, officiating. Interment was in Sand Springs Cemetery, Rome Rte. 1.  Pallbearers included Hugh Grigsby, John Hicks, H.E. Miller, Talmadge Davis, Harold Lindsey and B. G. Morton. Members of the Board of Deacons were honorary pallbearers. Jennings Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.  (Note: Died November 3, 1963)

 

 

Mrs. Callie Donia Wingard

Rome News Tribune November 17, 1964
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Wingard Services Set For Wednesday.  Funeral services for Mrs. Callie Donia Wingard, 93, of 302 Church St., who died in a Rome convalescent home Monday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the North Rome Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Barfield of Cleveland, and the Rev. James Luckett of Smyrna, officiating. Interment will be in Lindale Cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the residence of a granddaughter, Mrs. Paul Beam, with whom she resided at 302 Church St., until the funeral hour.  Nephews will serve as pallbearers. They are Arvil and Hoyt Branton, Rufus, Sproul and Roy Nichols and Marion Mathis. Honorary pallbearers include Charlie Wade, Dr. Tom Moss, Sr. Hubert Smith, Raymond Kines and Otis Siniard. Mrs. Wingard had been a resident of Bartow County about 30 years ago and resided in the Spring Creek community for several years, later moving to Rome, where she had resided for 25 years. She was a member of North Rome Methodist Church. Her husband, Will Wingard died a number of years ago. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

W. E. Wingard

Rome News Tribune March 9, 1925
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Prominent Farmer Found Dead in Bed, Monday Morning.  W. E. Wingard, age 74, was found dead in bed Monday morning, at his residence near Spring Creek.
Mr. Wingard was a prominent farmer and was apparently in good health, although he suffered some heart trouble, and it was the cause of his death. He had been dead only a few minutes when his wife found him.  He is survived by his wife, and two daughters, Mrs. Kate Peu, of Spring Creek, and Mrs. Nellie Hubbard of Bartow county.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.  (Note: died March 9, 1925, no other notice found)


 

Henry Jesse Wiseman

Rome News Tribune August 17, 1960

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Henry Jesse Wiseman Dies in Hospital; Rites Set Thursday.  Henry Jesse Wiseman, 78, of the Morrison Camp Ground community, Kingston, Rte. 1, died in a local hospital at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Wiseman had been in his usual health until three weeks ago and his condition had become critical three days ago.  Mr. Wiseman, son of the late George W. Wiseman and Timothy Ford Wiseman, was born in Floyd County, Feb. 12, 1882. A member of a pioneer Floyd County family, he had spent his entire life in the Morrison Campground community and was a well-known farmer and landowner. He was an active member of the Sunnyhill Baptist Church where he was a member of the Board of Deacons and teacher of the Men's Bible Class.  On Jan. 3, 1902, he was married to the former Miss Josephine Dodd, who preceded him in death July 11, 1954. On Jan. 31, 1955, he was married to Hattie Mae Tidwell Beasley, who survives.  In addition to his widow, Mr. Wiseman is survived by nine children, Horace J. Wiseman of Rome, Mrs. Sid McClain, Kingston, Rte. l, Oscar Wiseman, Kingston, Rte. 1, Dewey Wiseman, of Rome, Herman Wiseman of College Park, GA., Mrs. Hoyt Ward, Kingston, Rte. 1, John Wiseman, Rome, Rte. 6, C.L. Wiseman of Rome and James Wiseman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; six step-children, Mrs. Jack Borden and Mrs. Willie Mae Baker, of Tallapoosa, Rufus and Lawrence Beasley of Tallapoosa, Ellis Beasley of Russellville, Ala., and William Beasley of Florence, Ala. Eighteen grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 24 step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Mizpah Methodist Church the pastor, the Rev. Julian Brackman, the Rev. Talmadge Barnes, pastor of Sunnyhill Baptist Church, the Rev. B.H. Berrier, pastor of West Rome Methodist Church and the Rev. H. L. Bislock officiating. Interment will follow in Mizpah Cemetery.  The body will be carried to the residence of a son, John Wiseman, on the Morrison Camp Ground Road, Rome, Rte. 1 at 4:30 p.m. today to lie in state until the funeral hour.  The following grandsons will serve as active pallbearers: Jimmy Lefler, James D. Goddard, Namon, Thomas and Dwight Wiseman, Bill Park, Horace Wiseman, Jr. and Mitchell Shellnut. Members of the Board of Deacons of Sunnyhill Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.  (Note: Died Aug. 16)

Mrs. Henry J. Wiseman

Rome News Tribune July 11, 1954

Submitted by Emily O'Neal


Mrs. Henry Wiseman Dies After Illness; Rites Held Today.  Mrs. Henry J. Wiseman, 71, of Kingston, Route 1, died in a local hospital at 7:17 a.m. today following a stroke suffered last Monday. Although she had been in declining health the past several years, Mrs. Wiseman had been active until she suffered the stroke.  Mrs. Wiseman was born in Floyd County, June 23, 1883, daughter of the late John and Sarah Elizabeth Bryant Dodd and had spent her entire life here. She was a member of the Mizpah Methodist Church. Mrs. Wiseman was preceded in death by a brother, John Dodd, in 1948.  The former Josephine Dodd, she was married to Henry J. Wiseman, January 30, 1901, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sid McLain and Mrs. Hoyt Ward, both of Kingston Route 1, seven sons, Horace and C. Wiseman, of Rome, Oscar of Kingston Route 1, Dewey and James of Rome Route 6, John of Rome Route 2, and Herman Wiseman of College Park; three half-sisters, Mrs. J. L. Bing of Silver Creek Route 1, Mrs. Emmett Stewart, of Boyton, Texas, and Mrs. Will Elledge of Edmond, Okla. Seventeen grandchildren and one great -grandchild also survive.  Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. today at the Mizpah Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. J.W. Eberhart, the Rev. James Sanders of Zebulon, the Rev. Clyde Lee, and the Rev. Hunter Bassett officiating. Interment was in the family lot of the adjoining cemetery.  Pallbearers were Donald McLain, Namon Wiseman, Bill Parks, J.M. Madden, and Leonard and T. B. Bing. Honorary pallbearers were members of the board of stewards of the Mizpah Methodist Church.

 

 

Mrs. Joe Witcher

Rome Tribune-Herald Thursday, March 2, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Former Floyd County Woman Dies In Polk.  News has reached here of the death, in Cedartown, of Mrs. Joe Witcher, who died there Wednesday. She is a former resident of Silver Creek, and was known here as the daughter of Dr. Perdue, who resided here more than ten years ago before removing to Cedartown.  Rev. J.E. Smith will go to Cedartown today to conduct the funeral services which will occur at 10 a.m., at Oak Grove church, near Cedartown.

 

 

A. R. Wright

Rome Tribune-Herald, March 1, 1916
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mr. A. R. Wright, of Farrill, Alabama,died there shortly before midnight Tuesday, after a long illness. He was prominent in this section and had a number of relatives in Rome, among them being his daughter, Mrs. Frank McGhee,and the Willingham family. The funeral will be held at Farrill, at some hour on Thursday to be announced later.

Rome Tribune-Herald Thursday, March 2, 1916.  Funeral of A. R. Wright, Leading North Alabama Citizen To Be Held Today.  The funeral of Mr. A. R. Wright, who died at his home at Farrill, Ala., at midnight yesterday, will be held at his late residence at 11 o'clock this morning, Rev. Charles Wright of this county officiating, and interment will be in the Methodist churchyard at Farrill,where the decedent had lived 35 years and of which he was a founder.  Surviving him are his daughters, Mrs. Frank McGhee, of Rome, and Mrs. Lewis Tillery, of Parrot, Georgia, and his sons, Dr. Harper Wright, of Granfield, Oklahoma, Gus Wright, Jr., of Farrill and M.W. Wright, now a pupil at Darlington school. His sisters are Mrs. T.T. Swanson and Mrs. Fannie Willingham of Rome, Mrs. Mary Cleveland of Wartrace, Tennessee, and Mrs. Hattie Stone, of Farrill.  Mr. Wright was the largest landowner in Cherokee county, Alabama, to which he removed from Cave Spring, when a young man. He had become during his life at Farrill its leading citizen. Among his numerous enterprises was the building of a farm telephone line to Rome, with the other terminus in his own home. He had also established telephone connections at various points on his own farms.  All his very large business was transacted in Rome and the people of this city came to regard him almost as one of themselves.  Mr. Wright was twice married. His first wife, the mother of all his children, was Miss Effie Stewart, a sister of A.T. Stewart, now and for a quarter of a century tax collector for Fulton county. His second wife was Miss Bella Webb, of Gaylesville, Alabama, to whom he was married last October.  He was a graduate of the Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, New York, and was a thorough and successful business man of high character, with a very large circle of friends who join his immediate family in mourning his death.  Additional Comments:  Augustus Richardson Wright: born May 17, 1858 and died March 1,1916 Marriages; 1st wife Effie L. Stewart m. 24 December 1882, Cherokee, Alabama 2nd wife Della Louise Webb m. 13 Oct 1915 at Broomtown, Cherokee, Alabama Burial: Salem Cemetery; Cherokee County, Alabama
 


 

Edgar Clarence Wright

obituary on Tues. 6/29/1948

Submitted by Matthew Shaffer

Edgar Clarence Wright, 75, died Monday at 6:55 pm in a local hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Wright traveled for the Eagle Stove Works for 17 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was married to Dora Belle Dabbs, December 26, 1914, in Chattanooga. He was previously married to Estelle Hudson, who preceded him in death in 1912. Surviving, besides his widow, is one daughter Mrs. T. P. (Inez) Moore of Seaford, Delaware. Four grandchildren, Mildred Moore Roberts, Thomas Moore, Jr., Virginia Moore, and Juanita Moore also survive. Also surviving is one great-grandchild, David Moore. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 am from the Chapel of Daniel and Son with Dr. Bunyan Stephens in charge. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hix Sims, John Yarborough, James Tilly, Howard Ellis, J. J. Arp, John L. Couch, Alvin Maynor and A. L. Barron. The body will lie in state at the residence, 541 South Broad Street, until time for the services."

Mrs. M. J. Wright

Rome Tribune-Herald, Tuesday, January 18, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Died Grieving For Her Dead Husband.  Grieving herself crazy about the death of her husband, Mrs. M. J. Wright continued grieving until death relieved her Sunday morning. She died at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Hood, 217 Grove avenue at 10:30 o'clock. Mrs. Wright was 49 years of age, and it was a year ago this month that her husband, Edward Wright died at Aragon. The bereaved wife brooded over the death of her husband despite everything that could be done for relieve her mind, until about four or five months ago, when she almost completely lost her mind. Her mental age and physical condition caused a complete collapse. Mrs. Wright continued to grow weaker and weaker until her death resulted.  Mrs. Wright [illegible] her mother. Mrs. M.--Draze, and two sisters, Mrs. John Hood, of Lindale, and Mrs. Jim Porterfield, of Rome, and one brother Alonzo Deaze, of Haleyville, Ala. She had no children.  The body was escorted to Aragon Monday morning, being transported there on No. 8 of the Southern railroad and the funeral and interment occurred there.


 

Nathaniel F. Wright

Submitted by Linda Atkins

(date unknown)

N. F. Wright Succumbed to Cancer Wednesday Afternoon.  Nathaniel F. Wright died Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at his home in Seney from cancer of the face and head. The dread disease finally reached his brain causing his death.  For the past 2 years he had been a sufferer from cancer and it brought untold agonies to him. He died quite peacefully, however, and said he was quite ready to meet his Master. The deceased was for long years a resident of this city where he raised a large family. He was a painter by trade and respected by all who knew him. His children are Mrs Langston, Mrs Burnette, Mrs Hallett, of Atlanta, Mrs Haire, Mrs Alexander of Rome, Mrs Will Whitfield, of Birmingham. His sons are Charles Wright, for years a type machine operator in the big New York offices, but now in Atlanta, John Wright of Cedartown, and Henry Wright of Birmingham. His second wife survives him.  The remains were brought to Rome yesterday and interred on Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The old settlers are passing away swiftly.

Daniel B. Wynne
Rome News Tribune, Monday, August 26, 1991
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Daniel B. Wynne, 83, of 4266-B Alabama Highway, N.W., died Saturday evening at a Rome hospital after a short illness. Mr. Wynne was born in Albany, July 8, 1908, son of the late J.D. Wynne and Mattie Sumner Wynne. He had been a resident of Floyd County since 1951, having moved from Turner County. He was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church and, before retirement, he was employed by Plant Hammond as an operation engineer. Survivors include: his wife, Evelyn Dill Headrick Wynne, to whom he married June 16, 1973; two stepsons, James Headrick and Gerald Headrick, both of Rome; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Bobby Conine, Huntsville, Ala. and Mrs. Horace Sherrod, Greenville, Fla.; four brothers, Edgar Wynne, Live Oak, Fla., T.J. Wynne, Adel, John E. Wynne, Quitman, and James H. Wynne, McCleney, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Eldridge, Boston, Mrs. Evelyn Bonney, Virginia Beach, Va., and Mrs. Nadine Morgan, Jacksonville, Fla.; several step grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at West Oak Chapel with the Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

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