Area Obituaries

Vernon Ray Walters

Vernon Ray Walters, age 84, of Rome passed away Tuesday June 4, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Walters was born on August 13, 1934 in Chattooga County, GA. to the late Clyde Henry Walters and Mary Lee Gossett Walters Gravely. Vernon worked at Inland Rome for over 50 years as an electrician, as well volunteered…

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Raeona Swanson

Walmart Retiree Dies May 30, 2019 Mrs. Raeona Lea “Rae” Swanson, 77, Silver Creek, died May 30 at her residence. Mrs. Swanson was born in Riverside, Calif., on May 31, 1941, daughter of the late Eugene Marlin and the late Lea Staas Foster. She was a graduate of Riverside High School and attended San Diego State…

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Katie Jones

Former Firedex Employee Dies June 1, 2019 Mrs. Katie Allen Jones, 70, Rome, died Saturday at a local hospital. Mrs. Jones was born in Rome on Dec. 17, 1948, daughter of the late Frank Allen and the late Alzona Ratledge Allen. She worked for several years at Firedex. She was a Baptist. In addition to her parents, her…

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Mildred Jean Ellenburg

Mrs. Mildred Jean Ellenburg, age 75, of Trion, GA, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Floyd Medical Center. Mrs. Ellenburg was born October 26, 1943, in LaFayette, GA, daughter of the late James William “J. W.” and Jewel Aldine Edwards Shaver. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the retail sales industry. In addition…

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(Updated) Brice Michael “Mike” McCary

Mr. Brice Michael “Mike” McCary age 60 of Summerville, GA passed away Monday- June 3, 2019 at his residence. Mr. McCary was born March 29, 1959 in Summerville, GA to the late Roy Clinton McCary, Sr and Carolyn Etta Yarbrough Morrow. He was a retired Mill Wright with Local Union 1263. Along with his parents…

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Clara “Maw-Maw” Elizabeth Crider Langston

Clara “Maw-Maw” Elizabeth Crider Langston, 64, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Harold Langston; daughters, Angela Langston (Anthony Rhudy) and Amanda (Rocky) Hamilton all of LaFayette; grandchildren, J.J. Langston, Cheyenne Hamilton and Michael Hamilton; great grandchildren, Madelyn Langston, Molly McHugh and Amelia Langston; sisters,…

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Briana Jane Venable

Mrs. Briana Jane Venable, age 69 of Summerville, GA passed away Saturday- June 1, 2019 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Venable was born April 11, 1950 to the late E.W. & Sarah Jane Smith Edwards. She was a homemaker. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Maureen Dolbow. Survivors…

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Jared Christopher Holt

Mr. Jared Christopher Holt, age 27 of Summerville, passed away Saturday June 1, 2019, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Jared was born in Rome, GA on November 14, 1991, son of Celia Greene Holt and James Craig Holt. He was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church in Rome, Ga and was employed…

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(Updated) Mary Espy McCollum

Mary McCollum Chattooga Native Dies My 31, 2019   Mary Espy McCollum, 89, died Friday in Shelby, N. C. Mrs. McCollum was born Feb. 23, 1930, daughter of late D.T. Espy and Lucille Gamble Espy. Mrs. McCollum was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Shelby. Mary was a 1947 graduate of Summerville High School and…

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