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Surname
H
Death Date
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HAIRE , James C.
April 8, 1910
HANNAH , Mrs. Mattie West
December 15, 1990
HARRIS , Mrs. Mattie
June 20, 1957
HARRISON , Charles Alfred
August 8, 1985
HART , A. W.
October 20, 1931
HELTON , Mrs. Edna "Ladell" Adrian
December 19, 2007
HIGHFIELD , Frances Smith
October 4, 1960
HIGHFIELD , Marion (Uncle Buck)
April 6, 1969
HIGHFIELD , Steve Tom
May 28, 1962
HUNT , Mrs. Bessie Mae
April 3, 1995



Obituary for James C. Haire:
Young Man Passes On After Weeks Illness
Ill for only a week, James C. Haire, aged 21, passed away last night at the residence of his father, John Haire, at 205 Main Street, South Side. Young Haire was popular among his friends and a trusted employee of the Bowie Foundry.
The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the South Broad Methodist Church and the Rev. F. D. Cantrell will officiate. The internment will be in Myrtle Hill. The pallbearers are John Rupee, James Johnson, Arthur Padget, Leslie Kiel, Tom Mann, and Claud Hardin. They are requested to meet at Hank's undertaking Parlor at 2 o'clock.
James C Haire, born 1889, died April 08, 1910, son of John Anderson Haire and Elizabeth Francis Wright
Submitted by Linda Atkins.

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Mrs. Mattie West Hannah
Mrs. Mattie West Hannah, age 95, of 416 E. 12th St. Rome, entered into eternal rest, Saturday, December 15, 1990 at Fifth Ave. Health Care Center at 3:43 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 PM at the greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Rev. Terrell Shield pastor, officiating. Concluding service and interment in East View Cemetery (North Rome). She is survived by a sister. Mrs. Lola Brewer of Cleveland, OH. A host of nieces and nephews and the Christian family of the greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the R. J. Mitchell & Son Funeral Home chapel tonight from 7 to 9 PM. The cortege will assemble at the funeral home Thursday at 1:30 PM. R. J. Mitchell & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
(The Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. Wednesday, December 19, 1990, page 5-A)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Mattie Harris
MRS. MATTIE HARRIS DIES IN HOSPITAL; FUNERAL IS FRIDAY
Dalton - Mrs. Mattie Harris, native of Floyd County died at 8:40 pm Wednesday in a Dalton hospital.
She was born Oct. 20, 1879 in Floyd County, and married J. O. Harris Dec. 27, 1903. He died Jan. 29, 1955.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Caldwell, Rome, Mrs. Darthula Burkhalter, Lindale, and Mrs. Ruby Johnson, Dalton; two sons, Roy V Harris and Jesse M Harris, both of Dalton. Eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at Ringgold First Baptist Church, Ringgold, at 2:30 pm Friday. Elder A J Sims and Elder T J Hatch will officiate. Interment will be in Anderson Cemetery.
Kenemer Brothers Funeral Home, Dalton, has charge of arrangements.
(The Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. June 20, 1957)
(Note: Mrs. Mattie Harris was the daughter of Jasper Floyd and Nancy Caroline Baker Hayes)
Submitted by Netha Dunlap.

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Charles Alfred Harrison
Charles Alfred Harrison, 68, 114 Donley Drive, died Wednesday evening at a Rome hospital. Mr. Harrison was born in Clifty, Tenn., June 10, 1917, son of the late Arthur Luther Harrison and Mary Parson Harrison. He had been a resident of Floyd County, since 1950, having moved from Chattanooga, Tenn. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Trend Mills for 16 years as a long-distance truck driver. He was a member of Redmond Road Church of Christ and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nannie Lee Harrison, to whom he was married July 12, 1947; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Brinkley, Rome; a son, Master Sergeant Charles Edward Harrison, Edwards Air force Base, California; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Walden, Ft. Oglethorpe, and Mrs. Ileen Edgemon, Chattanooga, Tenn.; three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at West Oak Chapel of Youngblood & Jennings Funeral Home with Ministers Jeff Harward and Tommy Poarch officiating. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
(Rome News Tribune, Thursday, August 8, 1985)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Pioneer Citizen passes Tuesday; Rites Thursday
A. W. Hart 85, died at the Floyd county home late Tuesday (20 October 1931) after an extended illness. He came to Rome from Alabama about 68 years ago, to work in a shoe factory being operated at the time and after that concern discontinued business, operated as an independent shoemaker and cobbler. Failing health forced his retirement from business about 10 years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. N. Johnson of Rome.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock Thursday morning from the chapel of Daniel and Son by Rev. Partridge, pastor of the North Rome Methodist church. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, where Cherokee Lodge of Masons will conduct a ritual commitment service.
The following will act as pallbearers: I.T. Braden, G.C. Byers, John Cantre, Presley Esserman, John W. Bale and O. W. Curry.
(Rome News Tribune 21 October 1931)
[Note: Alfred W. Hart was the widower of Frances (Tate) Hart who died ca 1879. He was preceded in death by daughters Josephine (Hart) Gilliam d.o.d. 22 April 1926 in Birmingham, Al; Mary E. Hart, Viola (Hart) Chesser, who died 23 November 1902 in Rome and Rosa Hart. The surving daughter is Cordelia (Hart) Johnson.]
Submitted by Joan Huot.

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Mrs. Edna "Ladell" Adrian Helton
Mrs. Edna "Ladell" Adrian Helton, affectionately referred to by her loved ones as "Mama Dell", age 67, of 4 Johns Drive NE, Rome, GA, passed away early Wednesday morning, December 19, 2007.
Mrs. Helton was born in Cherokee County, AL on March 4, 1940. Mrs. Helton loved the early mornings outside watching the "neighborhood come alive" as the sun rose and birds began to sing. She had many talents and passions such as gardening, sewing, and cooking. Mrs. Helton was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and also enjoyed traveling with her family. Mrs. Helton was the daughter of the late Joe and Edna Adrian and was also preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Green, and a brother, John L. Adrian.
Mrs. Helton is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Jack Helton of Rome, to whom she was married on April 5, 1958. Mrs. Helton was a loving and devoted mother to four children, Yancy Helton, Aberdeen, NC; Sharon Helton Frailey, Alpharetta, GA; Tim Helton, Cleveland, TN; and Teresa Helton Sembrat, Woodstock, GA, all of whom will continue to celebrate her life through families of their own.
Mrs. Helton is survived by eight grandchildren, Eric Sembrat, Kristen Sembrat, Jackson Frailey, Tyler Frailey; Alixia Helton, Olivia Helton, Victoria Helton and Billy Helton; a sister, Nim Sandretto of Port Charlotte, FL; Sally Anderson of Leesburg, AL, whom Mrs. Helton thought of as a daughter and twenty-three nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, December 21, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Room of Jennings Funeral Home, 1148 North Broad Street, followed by Memorial services at 8:00 p.m. in the Heritage Chapel with Rev. Steven Gibbs officiating.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions in honor of Edna Ladell Helton to Women's Services, Cancer Care, Northside Hospital Foundation, Attn: Memorial/Honor Gifts, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30342-1611
Please, join Mrs. Helton's family in honoring her life by visiting Jennings Funeral Home to post tributes and share memories.
The Heritage Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Edna "Ladell" Adrian Helton.
(The Cedartown Standard, Cedartown, Ga, Tuesday, October 4, 1960, page 11)
Submitted by Yancey Helton.

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Frances Smith Highfield
Funeral services for Mrs. Marion L. Highfield, 61, who died Friday night in a local hospital, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Sammy Knowles and the Rev. Jess McCain officiated. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery at Forney, Ala.
Mrs. Highfield was born on Aug. 12, 1899, in Cave Spring and had passed most of her life in Floyd County. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was the former Miss Frances Smith before her marriage. Surviving Mrs. Highfield are her husband, Mr. M. L. "Buck" Highfield of Lindale; two sons, Lewis Highfield of Cedartown, Steve Highfield of Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Drummond of Cedartown, Mrs. Lula B. Rosser of Cave Spring; one brother, Oscar Smith of Cave Spring; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Harvey Smith, Earl Smith, Marvin Smith, Clyde Smith, Frank Highfield, and Bill Gilmore. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
(The Cedartown Standard, Cedartown, Ga, Tuesday, October 4, 1960, page 11)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Marion (Uncle Buck) Highfield
Marion (Uncle Buck) Highfield, 72, Kingston Route 1, died Saturday in a Rome hospital following a short illness. Mr. Highfield was born July 22, 1897 in Cherokee County, Ala., son of the late Charley and Jessie Shaw Highfield. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was chairman of the board of deacons. He was a retired Battey Hospital employee. He was married to the former Ether Reynolds Highfield, who survives. Other survivors are two daughters. Mrs. Rodylee Drummond and Mrs. Lula Rosser, Cedartown, three step-daughters Mrs. Virginia Ely and Mrs. Lillian Ely, both of Rome and Mrs. Willie Hart, Houston, Tex.; one son Lewis Highfield, Houston, Tex.; six step-sons, Tom Reynolds, Silver Creek, Cliff Reynolds, Cartersville, Douglas, Harold, Arthur, Charlie Reynolds, all of Rome; two brothers, Hance Highfield of Calhoun and Henry Highfield of Lindale, one half brother, Julius Highfield, Rome, one sister, Mrs. Dovie Rusk, Rome; one half Sister, Mrs. Ethel Spears, Rome, 16 grandchildren, 23 Great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Herschel Caldwell and Jimmy Molter officiating. Interment will be in Forney, Ala. Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The body will lie in state at the residence until time for service. Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Sunday, April 6, 1969, page 2B)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Steve Tom Highfield
Steve Tom Highfield, 45, of Hunnington Park, Calif., died May 28 after a months illness. He was born October 14, 1916, in Forney, Ala., and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife the former Alma Morrow; two daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Kite, and Mrs. Fay Moody, of California; father M.L. Highfield of Lindale; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Drummond of Cedartown, and Mrs. Lindsey Rosser, of Cave Spring; one brother, Lewis, of Cedartown and one grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. O. D. Miinshew, the Rev. Tommy Rampley, and the Rev. Ed. Dempsey officiating. Interment was in Forney, Ala. cemetery. Olin Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown was in charge of funeral arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Sunday, June 3, 1962, page 2)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Bessie Mae Hunt
Mrs Bessie Mae Hunt, 88, died Sunday evening at a Rome health-care center. A native of Haralson County, Mrs. Hunt was born June 15, 1906, daughter of the late Dr. John F. Cobb and Sara Winkles Cobb. She was a longtime resident of Floyd County. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was married to Paul P. Hunt, who preceded her in death, 1963. Survivors include; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Danielís Funeral Home with Dr. William Flannagan officiating. Interment will be at East View Cemetery.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA., Monday April 3, 1995
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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