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Surnames C

CALDWELL , Elijah Thomas
CALDWELL , Frank
CARROLL , Rev. Frank G.
CASH , Martha Jane
CHESSER , Mrs. Jesse (Viola)
CLARK , Millissa Looney
COLLINS , Omie W.
COMPTON , Bertha Lee Washburn
COOPER , William Gerald
COXWELL , Maebell
CRANE , S. B.
CROZIER , Anna Elizabeth Yarbrough



E. T. Caldwell, 77, Taken by Death Friday Morning
Elijah Thomas Caldwell, 77, died Friday morning after a long illness at his residence in West Rome. He had been a resident of Floyd County all his life. Mr. Caldwell is survived by his widow and the following children: A. F., T. L. and W. W. Caldwell, Mrs. W. E. Johnson, all of Rome. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Mrs. M. A. Searcy, D. W. and J. H. Caldwell of Rome, are sister and brothers of Mr. Caldwell. The funeral will be conducted from Armuchee Primitive Baptist church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Rev. J.H. Johnson, Rev. L. W. Spinks and Rev. W. J. Cooper will officiate and interment will be in Armuchee cemetery. The following will act as pall bearers, and have been requested to meet at the residence at 9 o'clock: G. G. Burkhalter, M. M. Abney, Ed Brock, J. F. Brock, F. W. Davis and G. J. Davis.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. Friday, June 17, 1932)
[Note: E. T. Caldwell is actually buried at Midway Primitive Baptist Church. Elijah Thomas Floyd Caldwell was the son of John David Caldwell. He was born 13 May 1855 in Bartow Co GA. He was first married to Sarah Scott. His second marriage was to Mary F. “Fannie” Whitehead. His third marriage was to Clara Pass. ]
Submitted by Netha Dunlap.

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Frank Caldwell
Frank Caldwell, 96, Rome, Rte. 7, Old Dalton Road, died at 12:25 pm Friday in a Rome hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Caldwell was born in Floyd County Jan. 19, 1881, son to the late Rev. Elijah and Sarah Scott Caldwell. He had resided his entire life in Floyd County and prior to retirement 20 years ago was engaged in farming. He was one of the founders of Midway Primitive Baptist Church and at the time of his death was the oldest member. He had also served on the church board of deacons since it was organized. He was married Oct. 24, 1924 to the former Viola Johnson, who survives. Survivors, in addition to his widow, include three daughters, Mrs. Molene Cordle and Mrs. Thelma Smith, both of Texas Valley and Mrs. Beulah Harris, Dalton; four sons, Griffin Caldwell, Rome, Rte. 8, Preston Caldwell, Riverside, Albert Caldwell, Aragon Rte. 1, and C. M. Caldwell, Rome Rte. 5; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Johnson, Rome; 28 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm today in the chapel of Talley Brothers Funeral Home with Elders A. B. Brock and L. F. Andrews officiating. Interment will be in Midway Primitive Baptist Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and include: J. C. Cordle, Lary Smith, Alfred Caldwell, Jr., Alfred C. Caldwell, Calvin Caldwell and Ronnie Harris
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. Sunday, November 13, 1977)
[Alfred Frank Caldwell was the son of Elijah Caldwell. He died on 11 Nov. 1977. He married Elizabeth Margaret Yarbrough. His second wife was Viola Johnson. ]
Submitted by Netha Dunlap.

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Rev. Frank G. Carroll
Age 73, of LaFayette, died in a Rome hospital Sunday morning, April 2. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Faye Bell Wooten Carroll of LaFayette, 2 daughters, Mrs. Shirley Gray of Armuchee, GA and Mrs. Brenda Day of St. Cloud, FL; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Barbara Huggins and Mrs. Glenda Noblet, both of LaFayette; 2 step-sons, Terry Bucky Coker and J. D. Coker, both of LaFayette; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Adair, Mrs. Julie Manis, Mrs. Rozell Payne, Mrs. Polly Burnett all of Chatsworth, GA; 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; 10 step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held from the Church of God of Prophecy Tuesday morning, April 4, at 11 AM with the Rev. Charles Trotter and Rev. Johnny Payne officiating. Interment will be in LaFayette Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will include: Andy Huggins, Stanley Coker, Paul McDaniel, Chris Vaughn, Marty Walker and James Trammell. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 until 9 PM at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, 121 West Villanow St., LaFayette, GA. Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette, GA has charge of the Funeral arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. Monday, April 3, 1995)

Rev. Frank G. Carroll, 73, died at a Rome hospital Sunday morning. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include: his wife, Faye Bell Wooten Carroll; two daughters, Shirley Gray, Armuchee, Brenda Day, St. Cloud, Fla.: two stepdaughters, Barbara Huggins, Glenda Noblet., both of LaFayette: two stepsons, Terry Bucky Coker, J. D. Coker, both of LaFayette; four sisters, Ruth Adair, Julie Manis, Rozell Payne and Polly Burnett, all of Chatsworth: three grandchildren: a great-grandchild; 10 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at the Church of God of Prophecy 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Charles Trotter and the Rev. Johnny Payne officiating. Interment will be at LaFayette Memorial Gardens.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. Monday, April 3, 1995)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Ms. Martha Jane Cash
Ms. Martha Jane Cash, age 75, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2000. Ms. Cash was born June 10, 1924 in Cherokee County. She was a member of Wimberly Hill Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Paul Denton, Sr., of Riverdale, Calif., three daughters, Sue Cowan of Lindale; Caroline J. Williams and Doris Sides, also of Rome; and sister, Mary Wilson of Cedartown; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 12, in the Chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Lambert officiating. Interment followed in the Wimberly Hill Cemetery. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Jesse Chesser died Sunday Morning at 11 O'Clock
Mrs. Viola Chesser, wife of Mr. Jesse Chesser, died suddenly Sunday morning about 11 o'clock at her home in North Rome.
Mrs. Chesser had been in ill health for some time. She was complaining Sunday of feeling badly and was in the act of lying down when she was stricken with death.
Mrs. Chesser was a daughter of Mr. A. W. Hart and was about 24 years of age. She leaves a husband and four children.
Her sudden death was a great shock to her relatives and friends. The funeral took place from the North Rome Methodist church at 2 o'clock and the services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Latimer. The interment was on Myrtle Hill Cemetery.
(Rome Tribune 25 November 1902 p. 8)
[Note: Viola Hart Chesser died 23 November 1902. She was the daughter of Alfred W. Hart and Frances E. Tate. Her surviving children were: Irene, Alfred Sylvester, Hammond and Paul Chesser.]
Submitted by Joan Huot.

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Mrs. Millissa Looney Clark
Mrs. Millissa Looney Clark, age 34, of Cave Springs Road, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2000. Mrs. Clark was born February 27, 1965 in Floyd County. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Surviving are husband, Richard Clark; three daughters, Nicola Jordan of Gulf Breeze, Amber Huggins and Kayla Clark, both of Cave Spring; mother, Betty Sue Myers of Navarre, Fla.; father Jerry Looney of Cave Spring; four sisters, Rebecca Rollins of Rome, Milinda Gowens of Cedartown, Faye Weeks of Rome and Samantha Myers of Navarre, Fla.; grandmother, Mozella Looney of Cave Spring; grandson and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 10, from the Parkview Chapel of Fred Talley’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Brad Prater officiating. Interment followed in the Oakland Cemetery. Nephews served as pallbearers. Fred Talley’s Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. This local announcement was made for the family by Gammage Funeral Home.
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Omie W. Collins
Mrs. Omie W. Collins, age 94, of Rome, GA. died Sunday, March 7, 1999 following several years of declining health. She was born on August 5, 1904 in Corbin, Kentucky, a daughter of the late John Harvey Witt and Maggie Elizabeth Johnson Witt. Mrs. Collins had been a resident of Rome since 1979, moving here from Cedartown where she had made her home for many years. She was a member of the Oak Hill Church of Christ. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Accie P. Collins and by six children. Survivors include 13 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. in the Oak Hill Church of Christ with ministers Alvis Miller and David O’Connell officiating. Interment followed in the Northview Cemetery, Cedartown. The Avis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
(Rome, March 8, 1999)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Bertha Lee Washburn Compton
Bertha Lee Washburn Compton, 85, of Rome passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997. Mrs. Compton was born March 29, 1912 in Cherokee County, Ala. She was a member of the Garden Lakes Baptist Church of Rome and a former, hostess-student nurse at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alec Washburn, and a grandson. Surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Langley of Cedartown, Margaret W. Andrews of Silver Creek and Betty Ann Powell of Waleska; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown, with Rev. Dan Armistead and Rev. Robert Lloyd officiating. Interment followed in North View Cemetery. The Litesey Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
(Rome, November 1997)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mr. William Gerald Cooper
Mr. William Gerald Cooper, age 70, of Cave Spring, passed away Saturday March 7, 2000. Mr. Cooper was born in Floyd County on April 20, 1929, son of the late Howard Cooper and Lossie Lee Striplin Cooper. He attended the Oak Hill Church of Christ; a veteran of the Army and the Marine Corp, having served in the Korean War; and a retired employee of 24 years with the City of Rome, where he worked in the Water Treatment Plant. He was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Elbert Cooper. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jones Cooper of Cave Spring; four daughters, Gwendolyn Anderson of Rome, Sasndra Simms of Roberta, Pat Hulsey of Rockmart and Debbie McEver of Cave Spring; two sons, Joe Roach of Rome and Otha Roach of Centre, Ala.; three sisters, Dorothy McCollough of Blairsville, Marian King of Jacksonville, Fla., Jane Fincher of Woodstock; and a brother, Charles Cooper of Rome; 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 7, in the Oak Hill Church of Christ with ministers David O’Connell, Kenneth Jones and Alvis Miller officiating. Interment followed in the East View Cemetery with the Shanklin Attaway Post No. 5, of the American Legion in charge of military graveside rites. Pallbearers included Leonard Fox, Gerald Lindsey, Larry Best and Billy Simms. The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.
(Rome, March 2000)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Maebell Coxwell
Mrs. Maebell Coxwell, age 74, of Lindale, Ga., formerly of Cedartown, GA. Passed away Wednesday, January 6, 1999 in a local hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Coxwell was born in Cedartown on November 2, 1924. Mrs. Coxwell was an active member of Congregational Holiness Church, Cedartown, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Maeola Garrett; one son; and two grandchildren. Survivors include four daughters, Peggy McElwee of Jacksonville, Fla., Betty Baghwell of Lindale, Ga. Patricia Grantham and Henrietta Gaylor, both of Cedartown, GA.; seven grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 9, 1999 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Pastor Pierce Ashmore, Pastor Joseph Miller, and Pastor Sam Hooper officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. Pallbearers included David Huckaby, Eric Bagwell, Paul Shubert, Tom Hoover, Donald Cromer, and Tim Pope. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
(Rome, January 1999)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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S. B. CRANE PASSES AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS TUESDAY
S. B. Crane, one of Rome's oldest citizens, died Tuesday night at 9:15 o'clock at home on the South Side after an illness of four months. Though in declining health he was able to be about, up to two weeks ago, and attended to business. He was proprietor of a general store on South Broad Street, which he had conducted for many years.
At the time of his death, Mr. Crane was in his 80th year. He leaves a wife and one son, Joseph Crane, of Birmingham, Ala. The deceased was well known in Rome and was highly respected by all who know him. He was a member of Cherokee Lodge of Masons, and the order will have charge of the funeral, which will take place Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The interment will be at Myrtle Hill Cemetery.
( Rome Tribune Herald - Rome, Ga., Wednesday November 27th, 1912, page 1)
[Note: Stanford B. Crane]

Submitted by Joan Huot

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Anna Elizabeth Yarbrough Crozier
Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Crozier, 88, of 809 S. Broad St. died Friday following an extended illness. Mrs. Crozier was born in Floyd County on June 24, 1875, daughter of the late John and Margaret Caldwell Yarbrough. She was married on Aug. 26, 1900, to the late Henry Sims Crozier, who died Nov 18 (correction 15th), 1948. She was a member of the DeSota Park Baptist Church and had spent the greater part of her life here. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. T. K. (Annie Mae) Howard of Silver Creek; a son, Thomas Crozier of Rome; two step daughters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Callaway of Rome, and Mrs. Mary N. Pickles of Bethesda, Md., two sisters, Mrs. Max (Elsie) Gettis of Plains, and Mrs. Ida Stansell of Adairsville; grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 today at the Antioch Cemetery on the Callier Springs Road with the Rev. Paul Loyd officiating. The family will receive friends at the Talley Brothers Funeral Home Saturday night. The Talley Brothers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, March 24, 1974)
Submitted by Netha Dunlap.

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