Area Obituaries

Ruth Cook

MRS. RUTH COOK, age 84, passed away Sunday evening, March 17, 2019, in a Rome hospital.  She was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on June 27, 1934 to the late William Alonzo and Willie Copeland Anderson.  Mrs. Cook was a member of the Lyerly First Baptist Church a member of Golden Bells Sunday School Class,…

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Michael David Ragland

Local historian, author, columnist and Retired Major with the Rome Police Department, Michael David Ragland, age 73, of Cave Spring, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at a Cedartown hospital. Mike was born in Lindale, Georgia on June 6, 1945, son of the late Harry Ragland and the late Georgia Greene Ragland.  Mike…

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Alta Faye Norman

Mrs. Alta Faye Norman, age 83 of Summerville, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Norman was born in Mentone, Alabama on November 11, 1935, daughter of the late Charles Keith and Alma Cordell Keith. She was a member of the 1953 graduating class of Summerville High…

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(Updated) Larry Randall DeBerry

Mr. Larry Randall DeBerry, age 63, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Summerville, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Jackson Health Systems in Miami, FL. Mr. DeBerry was born August 23, 1955, son of Rev. Sanford DeBerry and the late Lois Shankles DeBerry. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death…

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DORA ELIZABETH BEENE

MRS. DORA ELIZABETH BEENE, age 95, of Williams Cemetery Road, Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 13, 2019, at her residence.  She was born in Trenton, Georgia on February 27, 1924, a daughter of the late Eugene and Nellie Posey Usry.  Mrs. Beene was Baptist by Faith, was retired from the Preparation Department of Riegel Textile…

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Billy Ray “Bubba” Medley

Mr. Billy Ray “Bubba” Medley, age 43 of Lyerly, Georgia passed away suddenly Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Medley was born in Gadsden, Alabama on December 4, 1975, son of Billy Joe Medley and Imogene Justice Medley. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother and was a…

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Johnny Pless “J.P.” Burton

Johnny Pless “J.P.” Burton, age 64, of LaFayette passed away Monday, March 04, 2019. He is survived by his sister, Betty (Larry) Tatuam of East Brainerd; brother, James Burton of LaFayette; nieces, Lacy (Zach) Davis of Summerville and Amanda Adams of Summerville; great nieces, Landon Ivey, Kalei McNair, Ty DeBerry, Zoey McNair, and Cyla DeBerry.…

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Cami Sheree Ellis

Ms. Cami Sheree Ellis, age 31, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at a local hospital. Ms. Ellis was born in Marietta, Georgia on April 20, 1987, daughter of Danny Ellis and the late Kristie Wade Ellis.  She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Rachel Wade, Bobby Ellis and Janice…

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(Updated) James Galloway

James Harold “Jimmy” Galloway, Sr, age 78, of Summerville, GA, died Monday, March 11, 2019. Mr. Galloway was born November 22, 1940, son of the late Samuel Erby Galloway and Clara Belle Allen Galloway.  He attended Dry Valley Baptist Church, and prior to his retirement, was employed with Blair Manufacturing.  He was also a C.B.…

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Patricia Ann McDaniel Jackson

Though she will be greatly missed, we rejoice in Patricia Ann McDaniel Jackson’s (June 4, 1948 – March 6, 2019) triumphant return to our Heavenly Father. Patricia is the daughter of the late Mr. Thomas “Jeff” & Mrs. Sarah McDaniel. She is survived by her husband James Jackson; son, James “Scobbie” Jackson; daughter, Tiffany (Corey)…

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