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Surnames Mc

Name
Mc
Death Date
(or newspaper date)
McBURNETT, Mrs. Darssie Mae
July 22, 1945
McBURNETT, Mr. John Lloyd
September 4, 2004
McCAFFREY, Mrs. Charlotte McCluskey
June 12, 1917
McCAFFREY, Thomas J.
May 22, 1896
McELWEE, Mr. Joseph Hart (Joe)
December 16, 1998
McELWEE, Mrs. Viola "China" Smith
December 8, 1996
McWHORTER, Mrs. Pearl Stephens
March 27, 1987



Mrs. Darssie Mae McBurnett
Funeral services for Mrs. Darssie Mae McBurnett, 33, who died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Roxie Berryhill, on West Tenth Street, Wednesday, were held yesterday afternoon in the Chapel of the Jennings Funeral Home. The Rev. B. C. Carter officiated. Interment was in East View Cemetery. Mrs. McBurnett was born in Blufton, Ala., April 12, 1912, but had been a resident of Rome most of her life. She was a member of the Maple Street Baptist Church.
(Rome News Tribune, Sunday, July 22, 1945)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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John Lloyd McBurnett
Mr. John Lloyd McBurnett, age 87, of 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, formerly of Rome died Saturday evening, September 4, 2004 in a Decatur Hospital.
Mr. McBurnett was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on July 13, 1917 the son of the late Albert McBurnett and Martha Elizabeth Strickland McBurnett. He lived most of his life in Rome and Floyd County and was employed by Georgia Power Company for 25 years prior to his retirement. Mr. McBurnett was a member of Shorter Avenue Baptist Church where he served on the Board of Deacons, and was a member of the Brotherhood and Men's Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Rome Purple Hearts Club, the VFW, the Shanklin-Attaway Post # 5 of the American Legion, the Karftmans Golf Club. Mr. McBurnett loved his Lord Jesus, his country, his family and his friends. Mr. McBurnett was a Veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Romye Edna Vanpelt McBurnett on June 9, 1980 and one grandchild, Phillip Clarke.
Survivors include one son, Steve McBurnett of Rome; one daughter, Carol McBurnett Clarke of Atlanta; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, Jack McBurnett of St. Louis, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at the Oaknoll Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 8th at 2:00 pm with Dr. Charles Drummond and his grandson, Jay Clarke officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the Shanklin-Attaway, Post # 5 of the American Legion. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
Mr. McBurnett will lie in-state at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 pm until the funeral hour. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Phillip Clarke Memorial Scholarship Fund, Campus Crusade for Christ, Suite 100-67 Peachtree Park Drive,Atlanta, Georgia 30309.
Please join the family in honoring Mr.McBurnett's life by visiting Jennings Funeral Home and post your tributes and share your memories.
The Oaknoll Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home, 2542 Shorter Avenue, Rome has charge of the funeral services for Mr. John Lloyd McBurnett.
(Jennings Funeral Home Website - September 2007)
Submitted by Barbara McBurnett Baines.

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Mrs. Charlotte McCluskey McCaffrey
The body of Mrs Charlotte McCaffrey, well known and beloved former Roman died Monday, in Birmingham, reached here yesterday and was carried to the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. R. Miller on Third Avenue. A number of sorrowing friends and relatives accompanied the body here and will attend the funeral, which will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic church. The services will be conducted by Rev. Father Marren of Atlanta, the pastor, interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery where decedent's husband Thomas J. McCaffrey rests.
The honorary pall-bearers will be Messrs. J. P. Byars, S. N. Kuttner, James D'Arcy, F. J. Kane, W. F. Miller, Richard Harris, Thomas Fahy and Dr. R. M. Harbin. The active pall-bearers will be the six grandsons of Mrs. McCaffrey who are Harry C. Flemming, W. J. McCaffrey, H. B. Amberson, J. W. Roser, T. J. McCaffrey and A. A. Perry. They are requested to meet at the residence at 3:30 o'clock.
(Rome Tribune....death 6-12-1917)
Submitted by Martha McCaffrey Dobbins.

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Thomas J. McCaffrey
Laid to Rest
The Remains of Ex-Alderman T. J. McCaffrey
BURIED YESTERDAY
On The Slope of Myrtle Hill
The Heart of The old Confederate hero sleeps the long sleep

A most imposing funeral procession followed the remains of T. J. McCaffrey from the late home to the church and thence to Myrtle Hill cemetery where they were laid to rest yesterday noon.
Mr. McCaffrey's death, coming so suddenly, proved a shock to the entire community. He was an honored and most respected, citizen numbering his friends by the scores and among all classes of citizenry of Rome.
Fire Company No. 4, of the Fifth Ward, acted as an escort to the remains of their lamented fellow member.
The funeral occurred from the Catholic church and were conducted by Father Clifford, who for many years has known and loved the manhood of the deceased.
Father Clifford's remarks were most touching and were a sweet ointment poured into the wounded hearts of the heart-broken widow and bereaved sons and daughters.
The honorary pall-bearers were Capt. J. J. Seay, Mr. M. D. McOsker, Mr. Thomas Fahy, Col. A. W. Walton, Mr. J. E. Mullen, Mr. J. T. Taylor, Mr. A. C. Weemer and Capt. Mike Curran. The acting pallbearers were: Mr. John M. Vandiver, Mr. H. C. Harrington, Mr. H. C. Weed, Mr. W. G. Maitland, Mr. J. K. Williamson and Capt. W. M. Towers.
(death Friday May 22, 1896)
Submitted by Martha McCaffrey Dobbins.

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Mr. Joseph Hart (Joe) McElwee, Sr.
Mr. Joseph Hart (Joe) McElwee, Sr., age 58, of 22 Norwood Street, Rome, Ga., passed away Wednesday, December 16, 1998.
Mr. McElwee was born November 21, 1940 in Floyd County. He was the previous owner of North Broad Produce in Rome, Ga., and was employed as a general contractor for Hardy Realty. He was an Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross Clyde McElwee and Viola "China" McElwee; and a brother, Jerry Wayne McElwee.
Survivors include his wife Nettie Ann Magnicheri McElwee; a son, Joseph Hart (Joey) McElwee, Jr. of Rome Ga.; a brother, Bobby G. McElwee, Sr., of Cave Spring, Ga.; an aunt, Frances Farmer of Cedartown, Ga.; a sister Mary Frances Short of Yuma, Arizona; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. McElwee were conducted Sunday, December 20, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Rice and Rev. Phillip Smith officiating. Interment followed in Jackson's Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Bobby G. McElwee, Jr., Gary J. McElwee, Joseph W. McElwee, David Pilcher, Danny Williams, and Gary Ralph Stansell.
Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune and The Cedartown Standard)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Viola "China" Smith McElwee
Mrs. Viola "China" Smith McElwee, 81, of 2016 North Broad St., died Friday. Mrs. McElwee was born in Cherokee County, Ala., daughter of the late Robert Smith and Belle Smith.
Survivors include: a daughter Mary Frances McElwee Short, Yuma Ariz.; two sons, Bobby G. McElwee, Cave Spring and Joe McElwee, Rome; a sister, Frances Farmer, Cedartown; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gammage Funeral Home Chapel, Cedartown, with the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating.
Interment will be at Jackson Chapel Cemetery.
(Rome News Tribune, Sunday, December 8, 1996)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Pearl Stepens McWhorter
Mrs. Pearl Stepens McWhorter, of 211 E. Fairmount Ave, Cedartown passed away passed away Thursday at a Rome hospital after a long illness. Mrs. McWhorter was born in Floyd County, Dec. 3, 1909. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Fannie Stewart, Cedartown; four brothers, Ralph Stephens and Hershel and Harold Stephens, Piedmont, Ala.; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Amos Whitman Reginal Campbell and Don Smith officiating. Interment will be at Northview Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. today. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown in charge of arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, Ga., March 27, 1987, page 1-A)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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