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Mrs. Florence Fouche Magruder

Rome Tribune-Herald, Nov 3, 1910

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Hand of Death Removes Mrs. Magruder
Well-known Woman Devoted To Her Family, Friends And Country Dies Wednesday
Funeral This Morning, Will Be Held At The Residence On Fifth Avenue, Dr. R.B. Headden Officiating
Serenely and sweetly resigned to the end she realized to be near, Mrs. Florence Fouche Magruder passed away at her home on Fifth avenue Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock. Mrs. Magruder, while sick only a few months, was known to be desperately ill some weeks ago. Within the month just passed, it was apparent to her loved ones no less than to herself that her days were numbered, and that death was hovering close at hand. She acquiesced in this degree of providence with that splendid fortitude that ever characterized her life, prior to the end, she talked freely and frankly of her approaching dissolution. She never complained--she met death as she met other crises in her life, bravely and courageously. The malady to which she succumbed was painful and relatively slow in its progress. Everything was done that loving hearts could suggest, but to no avail. She was beyond the aid of medicine or surgery before she passed away.  Mrs. Florence Fouche Magruder was born in Hancock county, Ga., on December 11, 1840. She was the eldest daughter of Maj. Simpson Fouche, one of Georgia's most honored sons.  On May 24, 1861, the deceased was married in Rome, Ga., to Capt. E.J. Magruder, on the eve of that gallant Confederate soldier's departure for the front and the battle of Manassas. This wedding was most picturesque, and was attended by Captain Magruder's entire command, the Rome Light Guards. War had just been declared between the North and South,and the Rome Light Guards, a company in the 8th Georgia Infantry, was recruited around and about Rome, and was composed of the very flower of the young manhood of this vicinity.  Mrs. Magruder accompanied her soldier-husband to the front, and was very near him throughout the entire war. Captain Magruder was a Virginian, and his people were intense partisans of the South. The old Magruder homestead was used as a sort of hospital for wounded Confederates,and many members of the Rome Light Guards were carried there to recover of their wounds. Captain Magruder himself was wounded seven times during the war, and his devoted wife always nursed him through his convalescence. At the end of the war, Captain Magruder came back to Rome Lieutenant-Colonel of the 8th Georgia. He died several years ago, loved and respected by all who knew him.



Nathan Marchman

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

Nathan Marchman Dead
Nathan Marchman, aged 68 years, died at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning at his residence near Floyd Springs. He had been ill with acute rheumatism about a week. He is survived by his wife and five children. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock this morning from the Baptist church at Floyd Springs, Rev. Mr. Cooper officiating and interment will be in the cemetery there.



Harold Homer Marks

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens


Mr. Harold Homer Marks, age 70, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at his residence. Mr. Marks was born August 14, 1929 in Polk County. He was a member of the West Rome Methodist Church, a retired veteran of the Army with more than 21 years of service (two tours of duty in Vietnam) and a member of the Oostanaula Masonic Lodge No. 113 F&AM. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Charles Marks and Ernest J. Roberts; and sister, Nellie Williams. Survivors include his wife, the former Mamie Lou Shiflett; two brothers, Edward McBurnett of Cedartown and Steve Marks of Whitesburg; two sisters, Geri East of Cedartown and Edna Watson of Rome; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, June 23, at the Chapel of Henderson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. John Pinson and Rev. Hugh Shaw officiating. Interment followed in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Cedartown, with American Legion Brewster-Cleveland Post No. 86 in charge of the military graveside rites. Active pallbearers were James Cox, Jeff Shiflett, David Shiflett, Ben Shiflett, John Gayton, Tom Shiflett, Van Shiflett and Preston Cain. Honorary pallbearers were Hughey Cline, J. C. Underwood, Wayne Huckaby and Wesley Oxford. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


Mr M Marks

Newnan Herald; June 13, 1873
Submitted by Rhonda Flynn

Mr. M. Marks died last Saturday under the following distressing circumstances: On Friday he was suffering intensely from neuralgia, and his physician gave him morphine for relief. He took several doses during the day and at about eleven o'clock that night, got up to take more medicine; but being somewhat bewildered from the opiate, in some way, set his own clothing on fire. When his wife reached him, his night-clothing was nearly burnt off, and his stomach, breasts and face terribly burned. He lived in extreme agony until about noon Saturday, when he breathed his last. Mr. Marks has been a merchant in Rome for some 30 years; was scrupulous, honest and exact in all his business transactions; was a man of remarkable modesty of good practical sense and in every way one of our best citizens. - Courier 10th.



Mrs. Susan Massey

Rome Tribune-Herald, May 28, 1910
Mrs. Susan Massey Answers The Call

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Devoted Mother and Friend Passes Away At Her Home On East First Street Many hearts are saddened by the announcement given out last night that Mrs. Susan Massey had died at her son's residence at 511 East First street. Funeral arrangements to be announced later. Mrs. Massey is survived by only her son, W.F. Massel [sic]; her husband died several years ago. She had been in feeble health for some time. She was a devoted mother and friend and faithful to her Christian duties.


Grace Louise Mathis
Rome Tribune-Herald, Wednesday, January 19, 1916
Death of Infant

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Grace Louise, the four-months old daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Mathis, died Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock at the home of her parents, near Rome. The funeral will take place at noon at Mizpah church and the services will be conducted by Rev. C.S. Chastain. The interment will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.


Mrs J L Mathis

Rome Tribune-Herald, May 25, 1910

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Passing Of Mrs. Mathis Brings Gloom To Many
The death angel visited the home of J.L. Mathis Sunday afternoon, May 15, and spirited away Mrs. Mathis, the mother of seven children. Mrs. Mathis was only sick for six days when she was called. She was a Christian and a member of the Congregational church.  The funeral was conducted by the Rev. J.T. Pendley, of Rome. Besides her husband and children she leaves three brothers, Chesley, Frank and Tom Ayer, and three sisters, Mrs. Will Nelson, Misses Ruth and Omedia Ayer, and hundreds of friends.



Mrs. Tom Mathis

Rome Tribune-Herald, Friday, June 3, 1921
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

The funeral of Mrs. Tom Mathis, wife of Capt. Tom Mathis, was held Thursday afternoon at Mizpah church, conducted by Rev. G.L. Chastain. A large number of friends witnessed the funeral, among them being several county officials and men prominent in county affairs generally. The death of Mrs. Mathis caused a deep and sincere feeling of regret among all who knew her and the cordial sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family.


Willie Barrett Mathis

Rome News Tribune - Monday, April 8, 1963
Submitted by Jan Mathis Hale

Willie Barrett Mathis Dies; Services Tuesday.
Willie Barrett Mathis, 75, Calhoun Road, Adairsville Rte. 1, died at his residence Sunday afternoon following an illness of one year. Mr. Mathis was born in Bartow County, November 10, 1887, son of the late O. S. and Minerva Jane Mathis. He attended the Methodist church and was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, the former Odessa Holt; two sons, Harold Mathis of Kingston Rte. 1 and Bernard Mathis of Rome Rte. 2; three daughters, Mrs. Nevin Carver, of Shannon, Miss Lois Mathis, of Adairsville Rte. 1 and Mrs. Leroy Taylor, of Adairsville Rte. 1; two brothers, A.B. and N.B. Mathis, both of Atlanta; four sisters, Mrs. Cliff Culberson, of Shannon, Mrs. J. F. Bing, of Fitzgerald, Mrs. Floyd Baxter, of Kingston, and Mrs. Clara Mabry, of Smyrna; six grandchildren and four great- grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church, Halls Station. The Rev. Carmon King and the Rev. Robert Sabo will officiate. Interment will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Active pallbearers include Clyde Holt, Gordon Holt, Billy Holt, Clay Mathis, Vernon Mathis and Don Mabry. Honorary pallbearers will be Rex Sherman, Lawrence Smith, Homer Smith, Bill Silvers, M.L. Evans, Max Cochran, Lawrence Wright, and A.M. Hamilton. The body will lie in state at the residence until the funeral hour. Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Edward Medlin
Rome News Tribune July 27, 1970
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Edward Baldwin Medlin, 79, of 1501 l/2 Cave Spring Rd, died Saturday at 9 a.m. in a Rome hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Medlin was born in Texas, March 8, 1891, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Medlin, but had resided in Rome and Floyd County for the past 15 years. He attended the Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Whitner, 10 daughters, Mrs. Bill Cuzzort, Mrs. Claude Gray and Mrs. Charlie Ingram, all of Birmingham, Ala; Mrs.Clayton Clemons and Mrs. Jack Steel, of Rome, Mrs. Betty Ingram and Mrs.Rudolph Lowery of Jemison, Ala, Mrs. Carl Ingram, Sylacauga, Ala, and Mrs. Fred Spiegner of Prattsville, Ala, 35 grandchildren and one great- grandchild.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at Mountain Springs Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Glenn Boatner officiating. Interment was in Mountain Springs Community Cemetery, near Cave Spring.  Grandsons served as pallbearers. Jennings Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.



Mrs Ola Marie Maxey

Rome News Tribune December 24, 1999
Mrs. Maxey dies Dec. 22, 1999

Submitted Emily O'Neal

Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Marie Maxey will be held at 2 p.m. today at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel and Funeral Home with the Revs. Brad Prater and Jimmy Weaver officiating. Private interment will be at East View Cemetery. Mrs. Maxey, 88, of 780 Turkey Mountain Road, Armuchee, died Wednesday at her residence.
She was born in Floyd County on Aug. 15, 1911, daughter of the late Clarence Gene Freeman and Evie Ola Evans Freeman. She was a member of Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. She and her husband,Scott Maxey, owned Scott's Supermarket. Survivors include her widow whom she was married on Aug. 29, 1931; two daughters, Janice Campbell, Summerville and Charlotte Parker, Trion; five sisters, Susan Cormany, Bobbie Parker and Bernice Hightower, all of Rome, Charlotte Haynes, Aiken, S.C. and Jean LaRocca, Atlanta; five granchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Mary Abigail Jones May

Submitted by Barbara Allen

The following notice of the death of Mary Abigail Jones (Mrs. Samuel May) appeared in the Rome Weekly Courier, Rome, GA, Wednesday morning, December 20, 1876. She was born 9-11-1836 in LaGrange, Fayette Co., TN and died 8-15-1876 in Rome, GA. Her parents were Dr. William D. Jones and Harriett Burwell.

Mary Abigail Jones (Mrs. Samuel May)
Death and Funeral
It will be sad, sad news to her friends and the friends of her popular husband to read that Mrs. May, wife of Captain Sam May, of this city, is dead. After an illness of about 2 weeks, she breathed her last on Thursday afternoon the 10th inst., at 4-1/2 o'clock, and thus passing away to that world where there is no more sickness nor death. A long funeral cortege yesterday followed her remains to their last home in Myrtle Hill. We are sure no one could have the condolence of the community more than her bereaved husband in this his hour of sore affliction."

Thomas E (Dock) Maynor

The Rome Tribune, Monday, Dec. 16, 1963
Submitted by Mollie Story

Rites set for Tuesday for Thomas Maynor
Thomas E. (Dock) Maynor, 46, of Rome, Rte. 1, was found drowned Sunday morning in Silver Creek near the State Farmers Market. He had been missing since last Tuesday night.  Mr. Maynor was born in Chattanooga County, Aug. 8, 1917, son of Mrs. Gracie Anderson Maynor and the late Thomas Emory Maynor. He had spent the greater part of his life in Chattanooga County prior to moving to Rome eight years ago. He was a member of the Subligna Baptist Church.  Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Gracie Maynor; four sisters, Mrs. R. L. Mathis, Mrs. William Dover, both of Rome; Mrs. Clarence Dooley of Armuchee and Mrs. Ernest Whisenant of Chickamauga; two brothers. Fred and Melvin Bence Maynor, both of Rome.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Stevens Davenport Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Padgett will officiate. Interment will follow in New Armuchee Cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers; Clyde Allen, J. D. Gilmore, Russell Thompson, Edward Gilmore, Mack Thompson and Lynn Ray.  The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today. At other hours they will be at the home of Mrs. William Dover, 114 E. 13th St.



Capt Samuel M May

Wednesday morning, August 15, 1877, Rome Weekly Courier, Rome, Georgia.
Submitted by Barbara Allen

Capt. Samuel M. May breathed his last day before yesterday at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. He had been sick for several weeks, and his death was not unexpected. His remains were conveyed to their last, long home yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. Captain May had resided in this city since 1865. He moved to this place from Somerville, Tennessee. During the war he was a member of the 1st Ga. Cavalry Regiment, first as Lieutenant and afterwards as Quarter Master. He married a daughter of Dr. Jones who at the time of his death resided in this county on Armuchee. His wife preceeded him to the other world, she having died only a few months ago. Captain May passed away with a broken heart, and was endowed with a manner of no ordinary character. Testimonials of Captain May may be said elsewhere by the members of the Rome Lodge of which he was a member. Peace be with thee."  A bit of additional information on Capt. May: Samuel Meredith May was born August 15, 1827 in Fayette County TN. His parents were William Meredith May and Catherine Mask Jarrett, both originally from Virginia. He married Mary Abigail Jones in Fayette County, TN on November 08, 1861. Their children were William Jones May (born 1864, married Lonnie Tallulah Mitchell), Mary Abigail May (born 1866, married Julian A. Terry) and a twin boy who died in infancy, and Harriett Burwell May (born 1868, married William Omar Weems, Sr.).


Miss Eva McArver

The Tribune of Rome, April 19, 1888
Death at Coosa
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

A telephone message received yesterday by The Tribune announced the death of Miss Eva McArver at Coosa, Georgia.  The death of the young lady was a severe blow to her family who loved her dearly. She was a young lady of many virtues and her many friends will hear of her death with sincere regret.  The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from Sardis church.  On May 31, 1888, the following appeared:  In Memoriam.  Eva McArver was born March 19th, 1862, and died in Coosa, Ga., April 17th, 1888, being in her 27th year of age; has been a pupil in this school from its organization on May 2nd, 1875; a communing member of this church since August 5th, 1875; a child of the covenant; born and brought up in the bosom of a Christian home, surrounded by the sheltering arms of the church; not strangely, but consistently with God's law of order, she early gave her young heart to Christ, and took upon herself the vows of a Christian, living conformably to those vows during the remainder of her short life, short only as we reckon time-yet long enough to work out the salvation of a soul, which the wisest Teacher said, was more profitable than gaining the whole world.Endowed by nature with strong convictions and great industry, she was punctual in attending on every thing which she conceived to be her duty, and especially in the research of truth as taught in God's word. Her manners were bright and cheery, carrying sunshine wherever she went. The most prominent characteristic of her life was her spirit of helpfulness, ever ready to give aid where it was wanted. The Recording Angel, alone, could tell how many hearts she has lightened of burdens, grievous and heavy.Almost her whole life was spent in school, hence, most of all her teachers could tell how often and over again she was helpful to them by her ever ready sympathy, as well as in ways tangible. Many a child might tell how the hard lessons have rolled off their little hearts like a morning cloud under her deft tuition. This spirt of meekness was like the once meek and lowly Jesus, from whom, no doubt, she drew the inspiration, for with this source of strength, she often communed by prayer.The architect of nature had given her a positive intellect and an energetic will and when these qualities were hallowed by a consecration of herself and her work to God's service, not strangely, but agreeable to His laws, she was anxious to recover her health and was diligent in the use of means to get well, to complete, as she said, her work for God among her fellow-men. In due time, it became manifest to her that it was God's will that she should die, with her wonted thoroughness she yielded to the decree, and apparently without a doubt or fear, set herself about "putting her house in order", arranging her temporal affairs with minuteness and precision.With supernatural strenth, she took leave of each member of her family and friends present. It was a scene beautiful to behold, and one never to be forgotten; this weak and suffering girl, triumphant through faith, became the strong party, and with words of wonderful sweetness tried to reconcile to the inevitable separation, her brothers, men mighty in strength, but now bowed down by a prospect which she dreaded not at all. A few more days of patient suffering, with weary waiting, her pure soul took its flight to an upper and better home, an house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens." Beautiful in all the relations of life," we love to look through the vista of years upon her life, which is now but to us a memory, a harmonious chant, replete with things lovely and of good report.But most of all we love to linger round the last, the triumphant scene: "The words of dying men enforce attention like deep harmony. The setting sun and music at its close. Like the taste of sweets, its sweetest last, Writ in remembrance more than things long past. Margaret Shaw, Ann Morton, Committee.  (On the 1880 census North Carolina Dist. Floyd County, F. Eva McArver 18, was with her parents, Isaac A. McArver 69, a merchant, born NC and B. Adaline 57, born NC, brothers, Josiah B. 27, Andrew B. 22, James A. 19, and sisters Elizabeth B. 24 and S. Louisa 11.)

Mrs Darssie Mae McBurnett

Rome News Tribune, Sunday, July 22, 1945
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Funeral services for Mrs. Darssie Mae McBurnett, 33, who died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Roxie Berryhill, on West Tenth Street, Wednesday, were held yesterday afternoon in the Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home.  The Rev. B. C. Carter officiated. Interment was in East View Cemetery. Mrs. McBurnett was born in Blufton, Ala., April 12, 1912, but had been a resident of Rome most of her life. She was a member of the Maple Street Baptist Church. (Note* Darssie was the daughter of John E. and Roxie Ray Smith.)


John Lloyd McBurnett

Submitted by Barbara Baines

Mr. John Lloyd McBurnett, age 87, of 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, formerly of Rome died Saturday evening, September 4, 2004 in a Decatur Hospital.
Mr. McBurnett was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on July 13, 1917 the son of the late Albert McBurnett and Martha Elizabeth Strickland McBurnett. He lived most of his life in Rome and Floyd County and was employed by Georgia Power Company for 25 years prior to his retirement. Mr. McBurnett was a member of Shorter Avenue Baptist Church where he served on the Board of Deacons, and was a member of the Brotherhood and Men's Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Rome Purple Hearts Club, the VFW, the Shanklin-Attaway Post # 5 of the American Legion, the Karftmans Golf Club. Mr. McBurnett loved his Lord Jesus, his country, his family and his friends. Mr. McBurnett was a Veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Romye Edna Vanpelt McBurnett on June 9, 1980 and one grandchild, Phillip Clarke. Survivors include one son, Steve McBurnett of Rome; one daughter, Carol McBurnett Clarke of Atlanta; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, Jack McBurnett of St. Louis, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at the Oaknoll Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 8th at 2:00 pm with Dr. Charles Drummond and his grandson, Jay Clarke officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the Shanklin-Attaway, Post # 5 of the American Legion. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Mr. McBurnett will lie in-state at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 pm until the funeral hour. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Phillip Clarke Memorial Scholarship Fund, Campus Crusade for Christ, Suite 100-67 Peachtree Park Drive,Atlanta, Georgia 30309.  The Oaknoll Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home, 2542 Shorter Avenue, Rome has charge of the funeral services for Mr. John Lloyd McBurnett. 


Mrs. Charlotte McCluskey McCaffrey
Rome Tribune

Submitted by Martha McCaffrey

The body of Mrs Charlotte McCaffrey, well known and beloved former Roman died Monday, in Birmingham, reached here yesterday and was carried to the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.R. Miller on Third Avenue. A number of sorrowing friends and relatives accompanied the body here and will attend the funeral, which will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic church. The services will be conducted by Rev. Father Marren of Atlanta, the pastor, interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery where decedent's husband Thomas J. McCaffrey rests.  The honorary pall-bearers will be Messrs. J P Byars, S N Kuttner, James D'Arcy, F J Kane, W F Miller, Richard Harris, Thomas Fahy and Dr. R M Harbin. The active pall-bearers will be the six grandsons of Mrs. McCaffrey who are Harry C Flemming, W J McCaffrey, H B Amberson, J W Roser, T J McCaffrey and A A Perry. They are requested to meet at the residence at 3:30 o'clock. (death 6-12-1917)

Mrs. Lula Pearl McCart

 Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mrs. Lula Pearl McCart, age 90, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2000. She was born March 18, 1909, in Riverdale. She was a member of Silver Creek Methodist Church. Surviving are; four nephews, Frank Hilyer, Jerry Hilyer, Phil Hilyer and Roy Hilyer; and three nieces, Donna Maynor Elaine McGlon, and Wanda Cox. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, January 22, in the Live Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Boyd officiating. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Alex T. McCary
Rome News Tribune October 13, 1970

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Alex Thomas McCary, 63, of 727 N. 4th Avenue Apt. 6, died Monday following a sudden attack.  He was born in Gaylesville, Ala., November 4, 1906, son of Lila Reynolds McCary and the late Lucous Ernest McCary, but had spent the greater part of his life in Chattooga and Floyd Counties. He had resided in Altanta for 12 years, returning to Rome two years ago. He was a member of the Summerville First United Methodist Church. Prior to retirement he was associated with the Exposition Cotton Mill of Atlanta. He was married to the former Eva Lee Green, who preceded him in death September 27, 1944, and was preceded in death by a son C.H. McCary, July 4, 1955.  Survivors include his wife, the former Blanche Atkins, to whom he was married February 17, 1945; one son, James Rufus McCary, Rome, three stepsons, James C ornelison of Rome, Donald and Dan Cornelison, both of Atlanta, one step-daughter, Mrs. Betty Lassiter of Anchorage, Alaska, mother, Mrs. Lila McCary of Summerville, two brothers, Marvin and Marion McCary, both of Summerville; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Thacker of Atlanta, Eva McCary of Summerville; 14 grand children; a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home with the Rev. Bernard Deakins officiating. Interment will be in Sand Springs Cemetery.  Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
(Note: died October 12, 1970)



Mrs. Eva Lee McCrary (McCary)
September 28, 1944

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. McCrary (McCary) Passes at 38
Mrs. Eva Lee McCrary (McCary), 38, died at her home on the Old Lindale Road at 7 o'clock Wednesday night following a long illness.  Born in Rome, February 18, 1906, she was the daughter of Henry and Sara Tolbert Green. She had spent her entire life in Floyd County. She was a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church. Prior to ill health, she was associated with Rome Hosiery Mills.  Mrs. McCary is survived by her husband, Alex Thomas McCary; two sons, C.H. of Rome and James R. McCary, U.S. Navy; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Green; one brother Wylie (Willie) Green; six sisters, Mrs. Guy Fuller, Mrs. John McGinnis, Mrs. H. W. Wallace, Mrs. A.C. Buffington, Mrs. D.T. Wilkerson, all of Rome and Mrs. C.T. Flippin, of Chattanooga.  Funeral services will be held at 4:30 Saturday afternoon in the Sand Springs Baptist Church. The Rev. W.F. Conn and the Rev. Edgar Waits will officiate. Intement will be in Sand Springs Cemetery.  Rubin, Darious, Claude and Herman Buffington, Richard Cordle and Charles Flippin will serve as pallbearers.  (Note: died September 27, 1944)

Squire Thomas Jefferson McClain

Submitted by James & Linda Lovell.

With the death of Squire (Thomas) Jefferson McClain on Thursday morning, Floyd county lost one of its oldest residents, a man who had spent 68 years of his life of 89, in the county. He came here when a youth of 21, before the war, and had always played his part in the affairs of the community. He served gallantly in the war, and had been a good citizen since. His death occurred after an illness of considerable length, and was due to the general breakdown from old age. His funeral will take place at noon today from Mizpah church. Left to mourn his loss are seven children, H. J. McClain, of the Rome police force; Homer McClain, of Oklahoma; C.D. McClain, of Birmingham, Ala.; J. T. McClain, of Morrison's; Mrs. Oliver and Mrs. Lanham, of Lindale and Mrs. Cobb, of the Etowah district.

Daniel G. McCollum

Cedartown Standard, July 26, 1917
 Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Daniel G. McCollum, Rome, July 30, --Daniel G. McCollum, a 23 year-old farmer, residing at Seney, was killed here yesterday by his cousin, Marion Scoggins, who is in the Floyd County jail charged with murder. The two had come to Rome from their home on the Polk line in Scoggins’ automobile to take two girls riding, through Scoggins is a married man with three children. While Scoggins had gone to get the girls, McCollum drove the car without his cousin’s permission. A punctured tire betrayed the use of the machine to the owner, who reprimanded McCollum. This led to a quarrel, and Scoggins drew a small knife, with which he stabbed his cousin in the arm. The blade pierced an artery, and the youth bled to death while on his way to a hospital. Scoggins at first denied the killing, but afterwards admitted it, and claimed self-defense.


Glenn Aaron McCullough

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. Glenn Aaron McCullough, age 77, passed away recently. During his career, McCullough served as former editor of the Rome News Tribune; reporter, editor and publisher of several other Georgia newspapers and staff writer for the Associated Press. He also served as executive manager of the Georgia Press Association. During his tenure at the Association, the Cracker Crumbles and the Georgia Press Educational Foundation began. Survivors include his wife, Shirley McCullough of Marietta; son, Jeb McCullough of Cumming, daughter, Jil Cain of Acworth; two sisters and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 16, 2000, from the Mayes Ward Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be given to Calvary Children’s Home in Powder Springs, or to the charity of choice.



Isaac McCullough

Rome News Tribune May 21, 1909

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

I. McCullough, 57, Dies At His Home in W.Rome.  Isaac McCullough 57, died at his home in West Rome, Saturday afternoon. He was well-known in this section, having resided in Floyd County all his life.  He is survived by five children: Robert, George, Parker, Annie, and Beedie McCullough. Funeral services will be held from Pisgah church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. F. Conn. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.


Mr. W. M. McCurry
Rome News Tribune Feb. 14, 1928
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mr. W. M. McCurry departed this life at his home near Coosa, Ga. in his fifty-sixth year of age. Besides his wife he is survived by six children, Allinous, Joe and Ola, of Coosa, GA., Mrs. L. M. Barrow, of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. John Currie, of Mauson, N.C., Eugene McCurry, Tama, Fla., three brother, J. R. McCurry of Cedartown, G. L. McCurry, of Talladega, Ala., and Watt McCurry of Florida; three sisters, Mrs. Vann Kershaw of Murray Cross, Ala., Mrs. James Buchann and Mrs. Doris McCurry, of Jacksonville, Ala. Funeral services for William M. McCurry will be held Wednesday afternoon at Pisgah church, the Rev. A. B. Carnes will conduct the services. \
Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.  The following friends will act as pallbearers: G. L. Keith, Cicero Evans, J. H. Pierce, J. T. Thompson, H. L. Sewell and J. H. Cremore.  Mr. McCurry was well known in Floyd county, having resided here for many years. He was connected with the Southern railway.


Mr. Joseph H. (Joe) McElwee, Sr

16 December 1998

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. Joseph H. (Joe) McElwee, Sr., age 58, of 22 Norwood Street, Rome, Ga., passed away Wednesday, December 16, 1998. Mr. McElwee was born November 21, 1940 in Floyd County. He was the previous owner of North Broad Produce in Rome, Ga., and was employed as a general contractor for Hardy Realty. He was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross Clyde McElwee and Viola "China" McElwee; and a brother, Jerry Wayne McElwee. Survivors include his wife Nettie Ann Magnicheri McElwee; a son, Joseph Hart (Joey) McElwee, Jr. of Rome Ga.; a brother, Bobby G. McElwee, Sr., of Cave Spring, Ga.; an aunt, Frances Farmer of Cedartown, Ga.; a sister Mary Frances Short of Yuma, Arizona; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. McElwee were conducted Sunday, December 20, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Rice and Rev. Phillip Smith officiating. Interment followed in Jackson’s Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers included Bobby G. McElwee, Jr., Gary J. McElwee, Joseph W. McElwee, David Pilcher, Danny Williams, and Gary Ralph Stansell. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Mrs Viola "China" Smith McElwee
Rome News Tribune, Sunday, December 8, 1996

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mrs. Viola "China" Smith McElwee, 81, of 2016 North Broad St., died Friday. Mrs. McElwee was born in Cherokee County, Ala., daughter of the late Robert Smith and Belle Smith. Survivors include: a daughter Mary Frances McElwee Short, Yuma Ariz.; two sons, Bobby G. McElwee, Cave Spring and Joe McElwee, Rome; a sister, Frances Farmer, Cedartown; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gammage Funeral Home Chapel, Cedartown, with the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment will be at Jackson Chapel Cemetery.


Mrs. Avalene Boggs McGhee

Rome News Tribune January 24, 1988
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. Avalene Boggs McGhee, 67, of 7 Ridgewood Road, died Friday evening at a Rome hospital. A native of Floyd County, Mrs. McGhee was born Sept 11, 1920, the daughter of George W. Boggs and Bessie Green Boggs. Prior to retirement, Mrs. McGhee was the Southeastern supervisor for Diana Shops. She was a member of the South Broad United Methodist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Jesse McGhee, to whom she was married Feb. 11, 1974; a son, Charles McGhee, Rome; a brother, Grady V. Boggs, Rome; four sisters, Mrs. Pansy Campbell and Mrs. Elva Cordle, both of Rome; Mrs. Ruby Smith, Atlanta; and Mrs. Katherine King, Dalton; three grandchildren.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Warren Jones and the Rev. Jim Dykes officiating.
Note: Died January 22)



Jesse Appleby McGhee
Rome News Tribune Oct. 28, 1991
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Jesse Appleby McGhee, 81, of 7 Ridegewood Road, died Sunday evening at a local hospital.  A native of Rome, Mr. McGhee was born September 4, 1910, the son of the late Harry Appleby McGhee and Carmiel Howell McGhee. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Creslein McGhee, and by his second wife, Avalene Boggs McGhee.  Prior to retirement, Mr. McGhee was the co-owner of B & M Sales. He was a graduate of Darlington School in 1928, and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong member of the South Broad United Methodist Church, and received the Rome Urban Ministries Award in 1989.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jimmie Davis McGhee, Rome; one son, Charles Creslein McGhee, Rome; and three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Revs. John Pinson and Warren Jones officiating. Interment will be in the Myrtle Hill Cemetery.  (Note: Died Oct. 27)



Mrs Martin McGriff

Rome Tribune-Herald, Friday, January 7, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. McGriff Buried At Pleasant Hope,  The funeral of Mrs. Martin McGriff was held Thursday morning at Pleasant Hope by Rev. Ed. Smith, pastor of the Lindale Baptist church. Despite the inclement weather the funeral was largely attended.


Mary Lee McKelvey

11 October 1997
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mary Lee McKelvey, 83, of Rome passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997. Ms. McKelvey was born June 20, 1914 in Bartow County. She was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church of Rome, a retired supervisor from the Serimetrical Laboratories with the Calanese Corporation, and a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She is survived by a sister, Glenora Carter of Cedartown, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 11:30 a.m., in the East View Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Adams officiating. The Fred Talley Parkview Chapel Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. This announcement was furnished for the family by the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home.



James Shaw

Rome Tribune-Herald, Tuesday, January 4, 1916

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Little James Shaw Dead
James Shaw, the 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. McLeod, died Monday morning at 5:30 o'clock, at their home, No. 923 DeSoto avenue. The funeral will occur at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Fifth Avenue Baptist church and will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. T.M. Fleming. Pallbearers will be six of his boy companions, Harry Williamson, Tom Hendrick, Will Williamson, Edmund Selman, Raymond Warren and Guy Johnson.


Nancy McWhorter

Rome Tribune-Herald, Friday, June 3, 1921

Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. Nancy McWhorter, 76, died Wednesday evening at the home of her son-in-law, J.P. Simpson, on the Dalton road, five miles from Rome. The funeral was held Thursday morning at Pleasant Valley cemetery with Rev. Carnes officiating and interment in the church cemetery. Mrs. McWhorter's death will be a matter of sincere regret to all who knew her.


Mrs. Pearl Stephens McWhorter
Rome News Tribune, Rome, Ga., March 27, 1987, page 1-A
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Mrs. Pearl Stephens McWhorter, of 211 E. Fairmount Ave, Cedartown passed away passed away Thursday at a Rome hospital after a long illness. Mrs. McWhorter was born in Floyd County, Dec. 3, 1909. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Fannie Stewart, Cedartown; four brothers, Ralph Stephens and Hershel and Harold Stephens, Piedmont, Ala.; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Amos Whitman Reginal Campbell and Don Smith officiating. Interment will be at Northview Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. today. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown in charge of arrangements.

O. (Oscar) H. McWilliams
Atlanta Constitution - 30 Aug 1914
Submitted by J G Hindsman

O. H. McWilliams - Rome: Rome, Ga. August 29 (Special).  b. April 1839 - d. Aug 29, 1914.  O. H. McWilliams, aged 73, former mayor of East Rome for 16 years, and prominent banker and insurance man, died this afternoon after a lengthy illness. He is surevivied by three sons and three daughters, besides a wide family connection. Funeral will be held Monday afternoon.  NOTE: O.H. McWilliams b. 1839 at Meriwether Co., GA moved west to Wetumpka, Autauga Co., AL in 1848 with parents William Gordon McWilliams (1808 SC -1895 AL), mother Nancy (1809 SC - 1875 AL) & siblings. After the war and marriage to Julia Adelaide Pope (1839-1924) he moved with his own family to Rome, Floyd Co., GA and became a business owner, banker and insurance man as well as a highly respected community leader. He is buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, GA with wife Julia A. Pope McWilliams, several of his children & grandchildren. His parents and several siblings are buried at the Wetumpka City Cemetery at Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL.  His brother William Theodore McWilliams (1842 GA - 1894 GA) & his wife Elizabeth R. Pope (1845 AL - 1927 GA) and children also moved to Rome, GA as well. All are buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, GA.  Both of these McWilliams families left a wide circle of connections in Rome for many generations.


Edward Baldwin Medlin
Rome News Tribune July 27, 1970
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Edward Baldwin Medlin, 79, of 1501 l/2 Cave Spring Rd, died Saturday at 9 a.m. in a Rome hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Medlin was born in Texas, March 8, 1891, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Medlin, but had resided in Rome and Floyd County for the past 15 years. He attended the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Whitner, 10 daughters, Mrs. Bill Cuzzort, Mrs. Claude Gray and Mrs. Charlie Ingram, all of Birmingham, Ala; Mrs.Clayton Clemons and Mrs. Jack Steel, of Rome, Mrs. Betty Ingram and Mrs.Rudolph Lowery of Jemison, Ala, Mrs. Carl Ingram, Sylacauga, Ala, and Mrs. Fred Spiegner of Prattsville, Ala, 35 grandchildren and one great- grandchild.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at Mountain Springs Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Glenn Boatner officiating. Interment was in Mountain Springs Community Cemetery, near Cave Spring.  Grandsons served as pallbearers. Jennings Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Bernard Benjamin Miller

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

Bernard Benjamin Miller, 70, 521 E. 9th St., died Thursday evening in a Rome hospital after a short illness.  A native of Rome, Mr. Miller was the son of the late Isaac and Ida Berman Miller. He was a member of the B'Nai B'Brith and the Rodeph Sholom Congregation. He was past Exalted Ruler of the B.P.O.E. of Huntsville, Ala., and was formerly associated with his brother in the Rome Venetian Blind and Awning Company prior to his retirement in 1975. Survivors include the widow, the former Sylvia (Babe) Filler, to whom he was married Oct. 17, 1937, a son, Herbie Miller, Birmingham, Ala., two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Vincent, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Ilene Linton, Huntsville, Ala., a sister, Mrs. Leo (Minnie) Koplan, Dalton; six grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the graveside of the Hebrew Cemetery with Rabbi Richard Sherwin officiating.  Pallbearers will be Jeffery Vincent, David Linton, Scott Miller, Jack Peacock, Jimmy Filler, Irwin Koplan and Stephen Koplan.  (Note: died June 7)

Mr Charles Mize Miller

18 February 1999

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Mr. Charles Mize Miller, age 80, of Rome, Ga., formerly of Calhoun, Ga., passed away Thursday, February 18. Mr. Miller was born November 19, 1918 in Gordon County, GA. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Calhoun. He was a veteran serving in WWII and was retired from the U. S. government. Surviving are two brothers, James Ralph Miller of St. Petersburg, Fla. And Edward Franklin Miller of Rome, GA.; one sister, Mrs. Martha Miller Green of Cedartown, Ga.; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Miller were conducted Saturday, February 20 at 2 p.m. graveside in Fain Cemetery of Calhoun with Dr. Ken Ray officiating., Interment followed in the Fain Cemetery of Calhoun, GA. Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Leona Adeline Miller

Rome News Tribune February 18, 1935

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Mrs. John Miller Dies Early Today; Funeral Tuesday
Mrs. Leona Adeline Miller, 61, died Monday morning at 4 o'clock at her residence, 805 Avenue B, after an extended illness. She was the widow of the later John W. Miller, who was coroner of Floyd county for about twenty years, and was the mother of the late Cliff Miller, who was coroner at the time of his death about a year ago.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fifth Avenure Baptist church. The Rev. H. E. Wright, pastor, will officiate, with interment in Myrtle Hill cemetery.  Mrs. Miller was born and reared in Floyd county and had spent her entire life here. She was a member of the Sand Springs Baptist church. Mrs. Miller was loved by a wide circle of friends who mourn her death. Surviving her are two children, Mrs. J. A. Morrow, of Chattanooga, and King H. Miller, of Oklahoma City; two sister, Mrs. G. W. Alexander of Rome, and Mrs. John Ballew, of Chattanooga; one brother, J. W. Duncan of Rome; and one granddaughter, Miss Dorothy Morrow, of Chattanooga.  The following pallbearers are requested to assemble at the Emmett Cole Funeral Home at 1:15 o'clock: Arthur O'Bryant, J. P. Primm, W. A. Brooks, Hollis Hendricks, Henry Stone and Tom Booz.

Mrs. Beulah Lee Moore

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

Mrs. Beulah Lee Moore, 74, 807 Avenue B, died Saturday morning in a Rome health care center after a long illness.  She was born in Bartow County Jan. 18, 1910, daughter of the late Miles Holtzclaw and Lillian Hall Holtzclaw. She had been a resident of Gordon County most of her life, moving to Floyd County 25 years ago. She attended Shorter Avenue Baptist Church.  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Luda McGowan, Rome, nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Gordon Memory Gardens, Calhoun, with the Rev. Gerald Rogers officiating.  (Note: died June 9)


Jacob Cicero Moore

The Macon Daily Telegraph

Submitted by Pat Torbert

Genial Jake Moore is dead at Smyrina Home.  For Twenty Years Identified With Prison Work. 20 years a Sheriff
No Man Could Dethrone Him as "Boss" in Floyd County - Had Way of Making Friends and of Holding Them, Too. Telegraph Bureau, Kimball House. Atlanta, Jan. 12
Genial Jake Moore is dead of Typhoid pneumonia at his home in Smyrna, between Atlanta and Marietta, after a brief illness. No more picturesque character ever lived in Georgia than Jake C. Moore, for nearly twenty years identified with the administration of the prison department of the state. Few men were better known in every section of Georgia, no man had more friends than this genial, laughing, joking man. His career was a remarkable one in many ways. Born a poor country boy, his educational advantages were limited, and he knew hard and grinding toil from the time he was big enough to work until he reached manhood. There were no frills or foolish pride about Jake Moore, and he was not afraid to speak of the early days when he hauled wood to Rome as a means of getting money to help support his family. He was in the fullest sense of the word a born politician. His goodness of heart, his laughing good-nature, his exhaustless fund of anecdotes and jokes, his marvelous ability of adapting himself to any kind of crowd, from the humblest to the greatest, made him an irresistible force. For twenty years he was sheriff and political boss of Floyd County. No man could dethrone him, though many tried it to their sorrow. It is told that in one campaign when the opposition was heated, the man running against Moore was arguimg with a venerable countryman. "Why you couldn't vote for a man like Jake Moore," said the rivial. "He has been guilty of so and so." "I don't care a cuss what Jake did, by gum," said the old farmer. "He's allers been my friend through thick and thin, has lent me money when I was in a tight and has done me a thousand favors, and by gum I'll stick to him if everybody else deserts him." That is the kind of friends he made and held through life. When he finally left the sheriff's office in Floyd to accept the position of assistant keeper of the penitentiary, before the creation of the prison commission, it is known that he left not only without money but heavily in debt. But he paid every cent he owed, and it is probably a fact that hundreds whom he had loaned money in the years he was in office, still owe it. Mr. Moore was famed as the "Singing Sheriff of Floyd." No man loved good music better than he, and his idea of good music was an all-day singing with the old "Sacred Harp" as the book of books for use. For years a singing anywhere if Floyd, or north Georgia as for that, was not complete without Jake Moore and Berry Holder. And how these two did sing and stir the folk up! Mr. Moore served for years as assistant keeper of the penitentiary, and afterwards as an inspector. When the famous investigation of the department came on, threats were made by certain parties that "Jake Moore would be put in the pen for grafting." His clear-cut statement made at the investigating committee hearing is recalled. He told how he had made his money and there was no taint on it. Threats against him were dropped, and then Mr. Moore resigned from the department. Since then he has resided in Smyrna and has devoted his time to real estate in which he made a comfortable fortune. As an indication of the man's personality and his hold on people who came in contact with him, he was elected mayor of Smyrna shortly after he moved there, and he held that place at the time of his death. He was elected over his protest, too. It is said that he had amassed a fortune estimated at $40,000 to $50,000. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. John Pollock, Mrs. William Quarles and Mrs. L. C. Gilbert. He was in his sixtieth year, having been born in Floyd in 1851. The funeral will be held Saturday at Smyrna.


W. N. Morris
Rome News-Tribune, April 30, 1968
Submitted by Fran Weatherby

Funeral services for W.N. (Bill) Morris, who drowned during a fishing trip in Westminster, S.C., were held today at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Stevens-Davenport Funeral Home with the Rev. Theron Few officiating. Interment was in the family lot in East View Cemetery. Mr. Morris was born in Village Springs, Ala., June 24, 1902, son of the late Alfred Candance Baggett Morris. He received his education in the public school there. Mr. Morris came to Rome in 1931 and was associated with the Atlanta Gas Light Company. He left Rome to reside in Atlanta and later enlisted in the United States Navy, serving with a seabees unit during World War II. He returned to Rome in 1945, and since that time had been the owner-operator of the North Georgia Equipment Company.


Lula Blanche Morrow

Rome News Tribune May 2, 1982
Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Lula Blanche Morrow, 72, 1688, Old Summerville Rd., Rome, died at 11:22 a.m. Saturday following an illness of several months.  Mrs. Morrow was born in Tennessee, July 14, 1909, daughter of the late Isaac and Becky Blanton Hutchenson, but had spent most of her life in Floyd County. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley North Baptist church.  Survivors are her widower, Percy Lanier Morrow, to whom she was married Dec. 24, 1929; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Garrett and Mrs. Linda Trotter, both of Rome and Mrs. Beverly Maxey, Smyrna, two sons, William (Sonny) Morrow, Smyrna, and Billy Lee Morrow, Rome; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Dearcot, Ala., Mrs. Gladys Russell, Miss., and Mrs. Maude Burton, Ark.; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Funeral services for Mrs. Morrow will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church with the Revs. Willard Willis and Willard MacAllister officiating.  Interment will be in the Hebron Cemetery in Key, Ala. Grandsons will be pallbearers.


Capt A B S Mosley

Rome Tribune February 10, 1912

Submitted by Emily O'Neal

Capt. A.B.S. Moseley is called by death, was prominent in North Georgia, Passes Away Friday Afternoon After Long Illness, Funeral Probably Sunday Afternoon, End Comes Peacefully To Soldier, Scholar And Christian.  On Friday evening at six o'clock the soul of Capt. A. B.S. Moseley passed from earth to the rest of Paradise. With his passing Rome loses a man who has left his impress upon the community for good, in every relation of life, as gallant soldier, veteran newspaper man, and consecrated church worker. The last summons came to him after weary months of illness, though for the past few weeks his condition had seemed improved. The final attack was a sudden one, and life passed quietly, while a petition to the throne of grace was being offered at his bedside by his pastor, Dr. R. B. Headden.  The funeral will probably be held on Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, though definite arrangements had not been completed at a late hour last night. The funeral will be at the First Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Headden, and the services at the grave will be in charge of Cherokee Lodge of Masons, of which Capt. Moseley was for many years a member and an officer.  Having grown from young manhood to a ripe age in Rome, the Captain was a factor in the life of the city, as it progressed from a village, and with voice, pen and personal example he stood always for the things that are right. His sixty-eight years were years of usefulness, and by his death the newspaper fraternity of the state loses one of its oldest and most prominent members. His career was an interesting one, for he took part in many thrilling scenes during the war and during reconstruction, but he was a singularly modest man where his own affairs were concerned and he talked of them only in response to questions.  He was born about 1844 in Alabama, of a well-known family of that state, and as a youth was distinguished for a love of literature and a thirst for knowledge. He sought the best education that the country could afford. His brilliant mind outstripped his years, and at fifteen he was ready for college. Barred from Princeton because of his youth, he entered Rutgers College, New Jersey, then known as Queens. When it became apparent that war between the states was inevitable his heart naturally turned to his native state and though the collegiate year was not an end he announced his intention of returning to Alabama. In recognition of the unusual stand he had taken in his classes he was given special examination by the faculty and was handed his diploma at the railroad station just before his departure.  He enlisted in Co. C of the Fourth Alabama in April of 1861, and served throughout the entire war. He entered as a private and the close of the four years of terrible strife found him with the rank of captain of Co. E., First Alabama. He was in the trenches at St. Petersburg, was wounded there, was again wounded at Manassas, and was finally sent home on invalid duty. He was well known as an intrepid young soldier and one especially interesting incident in which he took part was an escape from the Federal soldiers, and a turning of the tables whereby he captured his recent captor, a colonel. The horse of the colonel was also taken and Capt. Moseley presented the steed to General Beauregard, his commander.  Shortly after the war Capt. Moseley came to Rome and began his long and honorable career as a member of the Fourth Estate. He established the first, or one of the first daily papers Rome ever had. At different times he was in editorial control of the Bulletin, the Tribune, the Georgian, the Free Lance, and other papers. He was a contemporary of M. A. Nevin, of Henry Grady, of Stanton, of Folsom and of Graves. He was a successful publisher, both from the business and editorial points of view. He always advocted progressive measures and contributed largely to the upbuilding and development of the Rome of today.  Of a genial and companionable temperment, his society was sought by his fellows. At college he was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. He affiliated with the Cherokee Lodge of Masons long years ago, and had been for years its chaplain. He had also occupied a similar office in the Seventh District Masonic Convention, honors worthily worn.  Perhaps his greatest joy in life was his work in the church. For seventeen years he had been clerk of the First Baptist Church congregation. His whole energies were always at the service of the church, and he took part in all of her activities. Although not an ordained minister, he occupied the place set apart for such in the esteem of his fellowmen and visited the sick and suffering, comforted the sorrowing and raised his voice in prayer, as a true man of God.  He was a man of commanding statue, and with his long silver hair and beard was a marked figure, as he moved about Rome's streets. His mind was a storehouse of reminiscence and history and his company was much sought by old and young. Never a strong man, wearing the wounds of battle for years, mind triumphed over body until last October, when he was forced to retire from active newspaper work, and his paper, the Free Lance, passed into other hands. Since then he had suffered from nervous prostration and had been missed from the lodge room, the church, and the journalistic chair.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah Shropshire Moseley, who was for years his true helpmeet in the work of his profession and by two sisters Dr. Emma Bailey Moseley, of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Walter Johns, of Richmond. The former is expected here for the funeral. The latter is traveling in Europe and will not be able to reach Rome.  Whether as contemporary or co-worker, Capt. Mosely was held in the highest esteem by the newspaper craft, one and all. The Tribune-Herald but voices the sentiment of this community when it pays a ---ple deserved tribute to the worth of the good man now gone, and extends to the sorrowing wife and sisters sincere fraternal sympathy.  (Note: He was born Oct. 19, 1843, d Feb. 9. He is buried along with his second wife, to whom he was married Feb. 14, 1882 Rome and who died Nov. 24, 1947 in Washington, D.C., in the Myrtle Hill Cemetery. His first wife was Marjorie P.Swain of Tallifero Co.b/ 1871 d. 1881 in Rome)


Mrs Sarah Mullinax

Rome Tribune Herald: Monday September 10, 1912 page 1
Submitted by Joan Huot

Beloved Woman is Called by Reaper At Ripe Old Age. 
Mrs. Sarah Mullinax died Sunday night at 10:30 o'clock at her home on the North Side after a long illness and at the age of 86 years. For many years she had been a member of the Methodist church and had lived an exemplary life, loved and respected by all who knew her, She leaves three sons, W.A. Mullinax and Mat Mullinax of Rome and George Mullinax of Birmingham.  The funeral took place from the North Rome Methodist church Monday afternoon and was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Lanford, assisted by Rev. J.O. Brand of the Fifth Ward Methodist Church. The interment was in the North Rome cemetery. [Note: Sarah also had a daughter, Louisa who apparently died before her. Mat Mullinax's full name is James Madison Mullinnix.  W.A. Mullinax is William A. Mullinnix .  Sarah's tombstone in Oakland Cemetery reads: Sarah wife of M. (Madison) M. Mullinnix 1828-1912 Rest]


Billy Eugene Myers
17 September 1966
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Funeral services for Billy Eugene Myers, 30, of 206 Canal St., Cedartown, who died Friday (September 16, 1966) following injuries sustained in an accident on the Burkhalter Road, were to be held at 4 p.m. today in the Assembly of God church in Cedartown with the Revs. Charles Quinn, Jess McCain and Hershel Caldwell officiating. Interment was to be in Friendship Cemetery, with the Jennings Funeral Home in charge.  Mr. Myers was born April 30, 1936 in Gainesville and had been a resident of Rome before moving to Cedartown in 1946. He attended the Baptist church.



Buddy Bruce Myers

Rome Tribune, Friday, October 31, 1969

Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

Buddy Bruce Myers, 26, of Primrose Road, Rome Rte. 3, died Thursday (October 30, 1969) in an on the job accident near the Antioch community in Polk County when an earth moving machine he was operating overturned.  Mr. Myers was born in Floyd County, August 3, 1943, son of Mrs. Willie Mae Gilham Myers and the late Harvey William Myers. He had spent his entire life in Rome and Floyd County and at the time of his death was employed by the J. W. Wills Construction Company of Cedartown. He was preceded in death by his father on March 1, 1960 and by a brother, Billy Eugene Myers, on Sept 16, 1966.  Survivors in addition to his mother include three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Sue Burt and Miss Bernice Myers, both of Rome Rte. 3 and Mrs. Shirley Bolinger, Cedartown; two brothers, Bobby Myers, Cedartown and Carey Myers, Rome Rte. 3; grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Spears, Rome, Rte. 3.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Tommy Rampley and Rev. Jesse McCain officiating. Interment will be in Jackson Chapel Cemetery.  The body will lie in state at the residence from 3 p.m. today until the funeral hour.  Pallbearers include Clifton Gilham, Travis, Lamar, Jesse, Jimmy and Olive Ashley.  Jennings Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.



Fletcher Myers

Rome Tribune, Wednesday, November 1, 1944
Submitted by
Wendell & Edna Stephens

Fletcher Myers died (October 31, 1944) at the home of his son, Harvey Myers, on Route 1, Lindale, at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. He suffered a stroke of paralysis on July 21, from which he never recovered.  Born in Hall County near Gainesville, Mr. Myers moved to Rome 20 years ago. He made his home in Rome until going to visit his son five weeks ago.  He was married to Miss Louola Roberts 44 years ago, who preceded him in death. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Rollins, of Cave Spring, Route 2; two sons, Harvey Myers, Lindale Route 1, Lee Myers, of Rome Route 4, and 11 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in Mount Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. Ed Dempsey. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.  Hurbert Whitlock, Clarence Whitlock, George Gillam, Amos Gillam, Rawl Ashley and Bud Ashley will serve as pallbearers.  The remains will be carried to the home of his son, Lee Myers, on the Callier Springs Road, late this afternoon, to rest there until time for services.


Roy Myers
Rome News Tribune, 15 August 1962
Submitted by
Wendell & Edna Stephens

Last rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Fairview Baptist Church for Roy Myers, of Lindale, Rte. 1, who died Saturday night from injuries sustained in a motorcycle-automobile accident on Highway 27 South.  The pastor, the Rev. Bobby Stephens, and the Rev. Clifford Lemaster officiated, and burial was in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Myers was born in White County, Ga., on November 10, 1937, the son of Lee and Cora Bearden Myers. He was a member of the National Guard, and at the time of his death was engaged in the pulpwood business. He was married on November 12, 1960, to the former Linda Duke, who survives.


William Harvey Myers

Rome Tribune, Thursday, March 3, 1960
Submitted by
Wendell & Edna Stephens

William Harvey Myers, 49, of Cordele, GA., Rte. 2, died (February 29, 1960) at his home in Cordele Tuesday.  Mr Myers was born in Canton May 14, 1909, son of the late William Fletcher Myers and Lola Roberts Myers. He had been a resident of Cordele for two years but had spent the greater part of his life in Rome and Floyd County.  Surviving are the widow, the former Willie Mae Gilliam; four sons, Billy and Cary Myers of Cordele, Bobby and Buddy Myers of Rome, four daughters, Misses Barbara, Shirley, Edith and Bernice Myers, all of Cordele; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Rollins of Cave Spring, Rte. 2; one brother, Lee M. Myers of Silver Creek, Rte. 1 and two grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jennings Funeral Home.


Mrs Willie Mae Rainey Myers

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

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

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