Area Obituaries

Kathleen W. Shropshire

Mrs. Kathleen W. Shropshire, age 68 of Chattanooga, TN passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Memorial Hospital.   Mrs. Shropshire was born in King’s Mountain, NC on January 12, 1950, daughter of the late Winford K. Martenn and Edna Ruth Black Martenn. She retired from Shaw Industries and was preceded in death by…

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Sarah Elizabeth Stamper

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Stamper, age 76, of Summerville, GA, died Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Stamper was born June 4, 1942, in Holland, GA, daughter of the late John Q. and Gurtrude Mosteller Adams.  She attended school in the Chattooga County School System.  Prior to her retirement, she had been…

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Bennie Ray Hix Jr.

BENNIE RAY HIX, JR., age 48, of Martin Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday afternoon, October 27, 2018, at his residence following an extended illness.  A native of , He was born on November 14, 1969, to the late Bennie Ray Hix, Sr. and Betty Blackmon Hix Stansell.  Mr. Hix attended the Berryton Bible Misson,…

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Rethia Spence

Mrs. Rethia Spence, age 91, journeyed to her heavenly home on Sunday October 28, 2018 , after a brief illness.  She was a woman of noble character who trusted the Lord her God and was a true Southern Lady. She was born Feb 8 1927, Rethia Juanita Camp in Malone Alabama.  At age 7 her…

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Robert Earl Cardin

Robert Earl Cardin, age 79, of Trion passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sydney Cardin and Ruby Ramey Cardin; sister, Teresa Cardin; and brother-in-law, Harold “Pete” Coffman. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Phyllis Cardin; daughter, Robin Cardin; son, Robert (Angie) Cardin all…

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(UPDATED) Mary J. Woodham

Mrs. Mary Jo (Hurley) Woodham age 89 of Calhoun, GA passed away Saturday- October 27, 2018 at Pruitt Health Care- Rome, GA. Mrs. Woodham was born September 25, 1929 to the late Irby and Ruby Bagley Hurley. She was retired from Wal-Mart, former chairperson for the American Red Cross in Chattooga County, sold Avon and…

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(Updated) Velma R. (Chitwood) Allen

Ms. Velma R. (Chitwood) Allen age 75 of Summerville, GA passed away Friday- October 26, 2018 at Rome Health and Rehabilitation Center. Ms. Allen was born August 6, 1943 in Wellington, Alabama to the late John and Omer Connell Chitwood.  She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Along with her parents,…

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James Elic Roper

James Elic Roper, 75, West Armuchee, died Oct. 24 at Redmond Regional Hospital, Rome. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Mr. Roper retired from Yellow Freight. His parents Waymond and Edna Roper died earlier. Surviving are his wife, Frances; children, Andrea Roper and Randy Roper; grandchildren, Candace Newman, Elizabeth Roper, Cherish Roper, Krista Parker and Jessica…

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James Scott McWilliams

James Scott McWilliams, age 91, of the Armuchee Community of LaFayette passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry McWilliams and Annie Robinson McWilliams; and brothers, John McWilliams, Bob McWilliams, and Clifford McWilliams. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.…

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William David Gerard McManamy

WILLIAM DAVID GERARD MCMANAMY, age 71, of Glenn Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018, in a Rome hospital.  A native of Cherbek, Canada, He was born to the late Gerard Daniel McManamy and Maxine Landry.   He was a Chief and a Veteran of the U. S, Navy.             Surviving are daughter, Kelley…

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ARTHUR RAYMOND CLAPPER

MR. ARTHUR RAYMOND CLAPPER, age 80, of Rome, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at his residence.  A native of Harpersfield, New York, He was born to the late Reubin B. and Lena Ovitt Clapper, on June 24, 1938.             Surviving are sister-in-law, Katherine Bethune; nieces, Pam Naughton, Cheri Jett, Michelle Bicknell; nephew, Mark…

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Jackie Mae Humphrey

Miss Jackie Mae Humphrey, age 71 of Rossville, Georgia formerly of the Dry Valley Community, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Ms. Humphrey was born in Summerville, Georgia on June 17, 1941, only child of the late Claude B. “Jack” Humphrey and Mary Nell Pinion Humphrey. She was…

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