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SMITH , Dallas Bane
SMITH , Harvey J.
SMITH , Jack
SMITH , James Edward
SMITH , John W.
SMITH , Mrs. Marvin Julian (Beulah)
SMITH , Mrs. Mary C.
SMITH , Miss Minnie Elizabeth
SMITH , Mrs. Naomi "Oma" Alexander Ely
SMITH , Mrs. Odess O.
SMITH , Oscar Andrew
SMITH , R. R.
SMITH , Ruben Roosevelt
SMITH , Thomas Clifford
SMITH , Thomas H.
SNEDDEN , Elizabeth Ann
SPRAGGINS , Raymond Harrison
STANSELL , Irene Douglas Boggs
STEPHENS , Russell Vernon
STEVENS , Golden James
STEVENS , John Franklin
STEVENS , Luther Hubert
STEVENS , Mrs. Martha Helms
STEVENS , Mrs. Nora Rockett
STEVENS , Miss Pearl
STEVENS , Robert Green
STEVENS , Thomas Daniel
STEVENS , William Carl



Dallas Bane Smith
Dallas Bane Smith, 54, 203 Alfred Ave., died Thursday afternoon in a Rome hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Smith Was born in Cherokee County, Ala. April 28, 1920 and resided much of his life in Rome. A member of the Baptist Church he was the son of Mrs. Annie Mae Hartline and the late George T. Smith. He was a truck driver for Pet Bakeries, Inc. Survivors include his mother, his widow the former Miss Frances Mize, Rome; one daughter, Miss Sandra Smith, Rome; one son, Don Smith, Rome; two sisters, Mrs. B. B. Smart of Marietta and Mrs. Doris McConnell, Atlanta; two brothers, Howard Smith Atlanta, and Elmer Hartline, Rome and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Henderson Frazier Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Larry Davis, Billy Ramply and Eddie Williams officiating. Interment will be in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers include Harold Proctor, Baltimore Smith, Virgil Haney, Dough Padget, Ollie Bell, Eddie Blankenship and Arvil Burkhalter. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Henderson Frazier Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Friday, January 10, 1975)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Harvey J. Smith
Harvey J. Smith, 60, 18 Park St., Cave Spring, died Friday, (September 11, 1981) in a Rome hospital following an extended illness of two years. He was born in Cherokee County, Ala., Sept. 4, 1921, son of Oscar Smith and the late Omie Alexander Smith. He had been a resident of Cave Spring most of his like and was a member of the Cave Spring Baptist Church. Prior to ill health, he was employed by the Marietta Daily Journal for 17 years. Survivors include the widow, the former Evelyn Pruitt, whom he married, Jan. 5, 1946; one son Sammy Smith, Cave Spring; one daughter, Mrs. Vicky Jacobs, Rome; father Oscar Smith, Cedartown; three brothers, Earl Smith, Lindale, Horace Smith, Centre, Ala., Marvin Smith, Rome; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Pruitt, Cave Spring; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Cave Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Cave Spring Cemetery. Pallbearers include, Gene Givens, Greg Ringo, Steve Pruitt, Eddy Smith, Ronnie Pruitt, Jerry Broome, Johnny Pruitt and Terry Bishop. They are asked to meet at the church at 1:45 p.m. today.
(Rome News Tribune, Sunday, September 13, 1981)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Jack Smith
Jack Smith, 79, of Route 5 died Wednesday at a Rome hospital. Mr. Smith was born in Chattooga County, March 10, 1916, son of the late William Thomas Smith and Maudie Roberts Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife Grace Booker Smith. Survivors include: two daughters, Peggy Bennett, Rome and Tracy Smith, Summerville; a sister, Bernice Ragan. Summerville: four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m Friday at Greenhills Memory Gardens with the Rev. Gleason Maxwell and the Rev. Don Howe officiating.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, Ga., February 21, 1996, Page 2-A)

Jack Smith, age 79, a resident of Rt. 5, Summerville, GA. Passed away Wednesday morning in a Rome hospital. Mr. Smith was born on March 10, 1916 in Chattooga County, Georgia, was a son of the late William Thomas and the late Maudie Roberts Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Grace Booker Smith and 3 brothers, the late Russell Smith, the late Willie Smith and the late Jesse Smith. Surviving are 2 daughters: Peggy Bennett of Rome and Tracy Smith of Summerville; granddaughter, Lynn Smith of Jonesboro, GA. 3 grandsons: Phillip Wofford of Calhoun, Byron Wofford and Greg Wofford both of Summerville. One sister: Bernice Ragan of Summerville, several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 11AM Friday from the graveside at Greenhills Memory Garden. Active pallbearers will be Bryon Wofford, Phillip Wofford, Greg Wofford, Bob Bennett, Brent Hawkins and Ben Smith. They are asked to assemble at the Funeral home at 10:30 AM Friday. Mr. Smith will be in state at J.D. Hill Funeral Home, Summerville, GA. After 5 PM this evening, where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 PM. At other hours, the family will be at the residence of a grandson Byron Wofford, Rte 5 Summerville, GA. J.D. Hill Funeral Home Summerville, GA. Is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Jack Smith who passed away Wednesday morning.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA., February 21, 1996, page 2-A)
Submitted by Edna Stephens. BR>

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James Edward Smith
James Edward Smith, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Smith, Jr. Cedartown Rte. 2, died Sunday morning in a Rome hospital. Surviving besides his parents are two sisters, Miss Melinda Smith and Miss Denise Smith, two brothers, Ray and Ricky Parker, grandparents, Mrs. Josie Witcher and Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Smith, Sr., great-grandmothers, Mrs. Hattie Dudley and Mrs. Sally Jackson all of Cedartown. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the graveside in Friendship Cemetery. The Rev. R. L. Caswell will officiate. Gammage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. February 27, 1973)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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John W. Smith
Funeral Services for John W. Smith (AKA John E. Smith) who was killed Tuesday afternoon, will be conducted from the Salem Baptist church in Bluffton, Ala., Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. James Clinton will officiate, with interment in the church cemetery. Jennings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Wednesday, July 12, 1933.)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Mary C. Smith
(Special to The Chattanooga Times)
DUCKTOWN, Tenn., Feb. 18
Mrs. Mary C. Smith, 75, died at her home here today after an illness of five years. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at 1 pm, Tuesday, the Revs. John Watkins and H G McCoig officiating.
Surviving are a son, John A Smith, three daughters, Misses Annie and Lorraine Smith and Mrs. Ella Smith, all of Ducktown; two brothers, Dock Harris of Chattanooga and Audria ( Aud or Jesse O.) Harris of Dalton, Ga; a sister, Mrs. Abbie Hamrick of Whitwell, and 11 grandchildren.
[NOTE: (Mary Catherine Harris Smith, was the daughter of James W. and Abigail Fambrough Harris. She was born in Floyd Co GA in 1870. She married John William "Buck" Smith Nov. 4, 1887 in Ellijay GA.)]
(Chattanooga Times, Feb. 19, 1946 )
Submitted by Netha Dunlap.

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Mrs. Marvin Julian (Beulah) Smith
Mrs. Marvin Julian (Beulah) Smith, of Armuchee Rte. 1, died Monday at 7:30 p.m. in a Rome hospital. Although she was hospitalized last Friday, her death was unexpected. Mrs. Smith was born in Paulding County July 15, 1924, but had spent most of her life in Floyd County. She was the daughter of Elmer and Hattie Coheley Hesler. She was a member of the South Rome Church of God. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Jimmy Eugene Smith and Donny Lee Smith; one daughter, Miss Mary Marvine Smith, all of Rome; one brother, Alvin Hesler of Atlanta; two sisters, Mrs. Delia Cooper and Mrs. Mary Wallace both of Rome. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday in the South Rome Church of God with the Rev. Mrs. Thelma Sharp and the Rev. S. A. Luke officiating. Interment will be in Forney Cemetery, Forney, Ala. The following will serve as pallbearer: Roger Hibberts, Richard Wallace, Sammy Smith, Ray Owens, James Cooper and Smiley Cooper. The body will be removed to the residence this afternoon to lie in state until time for services. Stevens - Davenport Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, May 11, 1965, page 2)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Miss Minnie Elizabeth Smith
Miss Minnie Elizabeth Smith, of Cave Spring, a retired school teacher died Wednesday afternoon in a Rome convalescent home following an illness of several months. Miss Smith was born in Cave Spring, daughter of the late Nannie Tilly and R. N. Smith. She was a member of the Cave Spring Methodist Church. She had taught in the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring; at Staunton, VA., and at Colorado Springs, from which she retired six years ago. Surviving are a number of cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Cave Spring Methodist Church. The Rev. Wesley Stephens and the Rev. Sam A. Dalley will officiate. Interment will follow in the family lot of the Cave Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Wheeler Gibbons, Fred Forbes, Rolfe Kennard. Raymond Manos, Steve Pettis, Paul Sewell and A. J. Casey, Jr. The body will lie in state at Daniel Funeral Home Until 1:30 p.m. Friday when it will be removed to the church.
( Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. Thursday June 28, 1956)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Naomi "Oma" Alexander Ely Smith
Mrs. Oscar Smith, thirty-year-old grandmother, died Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at her residence in Cave Spring, Route number 1, after a twelve days illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Smith is said to have been born in 1906, and had one grandchild, the infant of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha South, of Cedartown. Mrs. Smith was probably one of the youngest grandmothers in the United States, and certainly the youngest in this section. It is said that her husband states that he met her when she was twelve years old, and they were married soon afterwards. Surviving Mrs. Smith besides her husband are five sons, Harvey, Marvin, Horace, Eugene and Earl Smith of Cave Spring, Rt. No. 1; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha South of Cedartown, and Miss Elsie Smith of Cave Spring; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Early, of Cave Spring, Mrs. Maggie Arp, of Centre, Ala., Mrs. Lizzie Rogers and Miss. Beulah Alexander, of Key, Ala.; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the Bethel Methodist church at Forney, Ala.. The Rev. Ed Dempsey, pastor of the Mountain Springs Methodist church, will officiate, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Pallbearers will include Alex Steed, A. N. Chapman, A.S. Carr, E. W. Mitchell, Will Hart and John Heath. The church choir will be in charge of the music. Mrs. Smith had been a member of the Hopewell Methodist church for twenty years.
(Rome Tribune, March 1937)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Odessa O Smith
Mrs. Odessa O Smith, age 69, of Route 4, Centre, Alabama died Wednesday morning at 7:20 at Cherokee Baptist Medical Center in Centre following an illness of 3 months. Mrs. Smith was born in Georgia on July 31, 1928, the daughter of the late Henry G. and Lorene Graham Powell. She had been a resident of Centre, Alabama for 20, years, moving to Centre from Armuchee. Mrs. Smith was a member of the State Line Baptist Church and prior to her retirement was associated with FITT Lester Industries for several years, having retired as an inspector. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Sharon Mane and Karen Ann. Mrs. Smith was married on December 28, 1946 to Horace H. Smith who survives. Survivors include her husband Mr. Horace H. Smith; 1 granddaughter, Tammy Wall of McDonough, GA.; 1 grandson, David Green of Kentucky; 1 great granddaughter Kendall Wall of McDonough, GA; 1 sister Linda Martinez of California. Nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held Friday afternoon, December 19, 1997, at 2 o'clock from the Parkview Chapel of Fred Talley's Funeral Home in Rome with the Rev. Bob R. Sampley officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The following will serve as active pallbearers: Roger Hibberts, Jimmy Powell, Marvin Smith, John Wall, Earl Smith and Sammy Smith. Mrs. Smith will remain at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home in Rome where the family will receive friends this (Thursday) evening from 6 until 8 o'clock. At other hours they will be at the residence in Centre. Fred Tally's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home of Rome has charge of the funeral arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Thursday, December 18, 1997)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Oscar Andrew Smith
Oscar Andrew Smith, age 85, of Rockmart, Rte. 2, a retired farmer and native of Floyd County, died in a Rockmart convalescent home Saturday morning. He was born in Floyd County, Nov. 22, 1876, son of the late George and Rebekah Drummond Smith, pioneer settlers. Surviving are four sons, J. D. and R. A. Smith, both of Lindale; Charles Smith, Cedartown; Hugh Smith, LaGrange; four daughters, Mrs. Roe Williams, Rockmart; Mrs. Grady Hale, Marietta; Mrs. J. W. Carpenter, Aragon, and Mrs. Paul Walter, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Grady, Florida. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at by the Freeman Harris Funeral Home of Rockmart.
(Rome News Tribune, Sunday, October 28, 1962)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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R. R. Smith
R. R. Smith, 80, well known Roman and member of a pioneer Everett Springs family died at his home, 101 Webster St. at 12:40 am Monday, Mr. Smith had been in ill health for the past three years and his condition had been serious for four weeks.
Mr. Smith was born in Everett Springs, December 17, 1879, son of the late Anna Mann Smith and Pressley B. Smith, prominent and pioneer Floyd Countians. He had resided in Rome and Floyd County his entire life, Mr. Smith was a member of the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church of Everett Springs but attended the West Rome Baptist Church where he was a member of the Men's Bible class and was active in church work until ill health forced him to curtail his activities. He was a member of the Lindale Masonic Lodge of Masons. Prior to his retirement several years ago, Mr. Smith was employed by the Fairbanks Co. of Rome.
Surviving are his widow the former Evie Ann Smith Myers, to whom he was married Dec. 22, 1920; three sisters, Mrs. W. L. Dew, Americus, Mrs. Lucille S. Johnson, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Paul Keys of Rome; five brothers, Dr. T. F. Smith of Rossville, Grady of Jessup, T. W. of Resaca, Prater of Dalton and Walter Smith of Calhoun. Six grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the West Rome Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Cecil Tompkins, pastor of the Congregational Holiness Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of East View Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at Jennings Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. today. At other hours the family will be at 3 Webster St.
Active pallbearers include: Harper H. Welch, Lon Frazier, W. L. Duke, J. L. Massey, Monroe Tinsley and Otis Putman. Honorary pallbearers will include members of the Men's Bible Class of the West Rome Baptist Church.
Jennings Funeral Home of Rome has charge of arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Monday, December 21, 1959)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Ruben Roosevelt Smith
Last rites were conducted Monday afternoon in the Bethel Church, Forney, Ala., for Ruben Roosevelt Smith, who died early Saturday morning in a Rome hospital following injuries sustained in an automobile accident Thursday on the Cedartown Road. Officiating was the Rev. Howard Holcomb. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Smith was born in Floyd County, the don of Mrs. Birt Smith and the late Tom Smith. He had made his home near Cave Spring until several days ago when he moved to the Cedartown Road.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. March 12, 1946. Page 2)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Thomas Clifford Smith
Thomas Clifford Smith, 74, 1411 A. Maple St., died Sunday night in a Rome hospital. He had been in declining health for five years, his condition becoming serious seven weeks age. He was born in Alabama, Sept. 18, 1988, son of Earl and Elizabeth Blackmon Smith. He had lived in Floyd and Bartow Counties for 35 years and was a retired Pepperell Mfg. Co. employee and was a member of the East Rome Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Alice M. Smith, to whom he was married in 1913; three sons, John Henry Smith of Rome, Rte. 3, William Smith of Rockmart and Hubert Smith of Rome; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Abernathy of Lindale, Rte. 1., Mrs. Mary Dempsey of Cave Spring St.; 25 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the East Rome Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Boatner and the Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Interment will be in Floyd Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Earnest Dunagon, Robert Smith, David Fuller, Gene Wood, Junior Huckaby and Winfred Stegall. The body will lie in state at the residence of a son, John Henry Smith, Rome, Rte. 3, until time for funeral services. Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Monday, Oct. 29, 1962)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Thomas H. Smith
Thomas H. Smith, prominent farmer, died late Friday afternoon at his residence near Pope's Chapel, following a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Smith was 71 years of age and had lived in Floyd county all of his life. He was a devoted member of the Methodist church and was always active in religion and civic affairs of the community. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Miss Ruby Smith of Floyd county: one half-sister, Mrs. Weisner, of Summerville. He was an uncle of Mrs. W. S. Simmons of Rome and a great uncle of Dr. Robert Simmons, Mrs. Pierce McGhee, Mrs. Ralph McGhee, and Mrs. Alleu Battle, of Rome; Mrs. Marvin Green, of Atlanta and Mrs. W. P. Jones of Macon. Funeral services will be held this morning at 11 o'clock at Pope's Chapel. The Rev. A. B. Elizer pastor of North Rome Methodist church, will conduct the services. Interment will be in adjoining cemetery. Daniel Company, morticians have charge of arrangements.
(The Rome News Tribune, Rome, Ga., Sunday, December 12, 1926)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Snedden
Funeral for Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Snedden, 69, of 619 13th St, S.W. who died Saturday (October 27. 1962) at Brighton, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at True Methodist Church, East Brighton, with burial in Valhalla, Angwin directing. Mrs. Snedden, a native of Bluffton, lived in West End for 20 years. Surviving include her husband, C. R. Snedden: five daughters, Mrs. James L. Howard, Arizona, Mrs. E. C. Ferguson, California, Mrs. Lamar Spears, Rome, GA., Miss Virginia Little, Rome, GA.; one son, Clifford Little; two brothers, W. E. Smith, Bluffton; James O. Smith, Gadsden; five sisters, Mrs. C. Green, Mrs. J. J. Hanley, Cedartown, GA., Mrs. Frances Mann, Brighton, Mrs. Annie Dill, Esom Hill Ga., Mrs. Bonnie Wallace, Rockmart, GA.
Mrs. Elizabeth Snedden, of Birmingham, Ala., mother of area residents, passed away Saturday (October 27, 1962) at the home of a sister in Brighton, Ala. Surviving are her husband; one son, Clifford W. Little, of Lindale, Rte. 1; five daughters, Mrs. Charlie Spears and Miss Virginia Little both of Hollywood; Mrs. Mary Furgeson, of California; Mrs. Hazel Miller, of Mexico, and Mrs. Sara Howard, of Arizona; and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock (Alabama time) Thursday afternoon in Brown's Funeral Home, in Ensley, Ala. Burial will be in Brighton, Ala. in the Valla Halla cemetery. Brown's Funeral Home, of Ensley, is in charge of arrangements.
(she was born February 18, 1892) (Rome News Tribune October 30, 1962)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Raymond Harrison Spraggins
Last rites were conducted at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home for Raymond Harrison Spraggins, 59, who died Monday.
The Rev. Z. B. Cox and the Rev. W. G. Irwin officiated with interment following in East View Cemetery.
Mr. Spraggins was a native of Rome and prior to ill health was a plastering contractor for many years.
(The Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, December 22, 1959)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Stansell
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Douglas Boggs Stansell will be at 2 p.m. today at the chapel of West Oak Chapel Funeral Home. The Rev. Max Tucker and Parnick Jennings, Sr. will officiate. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Stansell, 71, of 7 Ridge Drive died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1992) afternoon at a Rome hospital after a short illness. She was born in Attalla, Ala., Aug. 18, 1920, daughter of the late Horace Boggs and Pearl Johnson Boggs. She had been a resident of Floyd County since 1940. She was a member of the Shorter Avenue Baptist Church and had been employed by Big K and Wal-Mart for over 19 years. Survivors include: a daughter, Billie Stansell Cooper, Smyrna, a son, Bobby Newton Stansell, Woodstock; a brother, Horace F. Boggs, Los Angeles, Calif; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA.October 25, 1992)
Submitted by Susan Howell.

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Russell Vernon Stephens
Russell Vernon Stephens, age 67, of 9 Dudley Rd. S.E. died Tuesday at 12:45 in a Rome hospital following a sudden attack. A native of Floyd County he was born May 28, 1923, the son of William Russell Stephens and Maudie Fountain Stephens. Mrs. Stephens was a Buyer and Supervisor for Wyatts, Inc. with whom he had been associated with since 1952. He was a charter member and active in the Woodlawn Baptist Church. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife Jeanette Stephens, to whom he was married to on Oct. 21, 1950, 1 son Phil Stephens of Winder, 2 grandchildren, his mother Mrs. W. R.(Maudie) Stephens of Rome: 2 brothers - J Rufus Stephens of Rome and Bobby F. Stephen of Orlando, FL; 2 sisters - Sarah Johnston of Rome and Ellen Turner of Rome. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 P. M. from the Chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with the Revs. Charles Evans and Keith Turner officiating, interment will be in Floyd Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be composed of nephews. An honory escort will be composed of Mark Eubanks, Biddy Braden, Jim Dudley, Turner Evans, Pat Mathis and Sonny Mathis. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Heart Association of Floyd County or to the Woodlawn Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Daniel's Funeral Home this evening from 7 until 9 PM.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA. Wednesday, December 19, 1990, page 5-A)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Golden James Stevens
Golden James Stevens, 56, affectionately known as "Goat" Stevens, prominent Rome Business man, died in a local hospital this morning following a three week illness. Mr. Stevens had been in poor health for several months and his death followed an attack suffered eight days age. He resided in the Glenwood Apartments. Born in Rome March 17, 1900, he was the son of the late R. G. and Martha Helms Stevens. He had spent his entire life in Rome and for more than 40 years he had been associated with G. L. Hight. At the time of his death he was general manager of the G. L. Hight Motor Co. Mr. Stevens was an ardent, sportsman and fisherman and was the owner of Lake Tight Squeeze in Chattooga, County. He was married to the former Miss Anastasia D'Arcy who survives. Surviving, beside his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Billy Hackett, Rome, four sisters, Mrs. J. H. Kilgo, Miss Pearl Stevens and Mrs. Edgar Davis all of Rome and Mrs. J. L. Gossett of Columbus; two brothers, Luther and Dewey Stevens, both of Rome; three granddaughters, and several neices and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Father Patrick C. Connell officiating, Requeim Mass will be sung by the Childrens Choir of St. Mary's Church. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited tonight at 8 o'clock at the chapel of Stevens Funeral Home. The following will serve as active pallbearers; Fouche Hardy, Noel Alexander, Seab Salmon, Bruce Hamler, Dudley Foss, Albert Fahy, Dr. Walter Hackett and A. W. Beaird. An honorary escort will be composed of the personnel of the G. L. Hight Motor Co. The body will remain at the Stevens Funeral Home and the family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hackett, 521 Cooper Dr.
(Rome News Tribune, Monday, January 28, 1957)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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John Franklin Stevens
John Franklin Stevens, died this afternoon at his home, 506 West Seventh Street, following a brief illness. Mr. Stevens, who had been employed at Shorter College for many years, was born Jan. 30 , 1876 in Gwinnett County, but has resided in Rome most of his life. He was the son of the late Robert G. and Susan Stevens. He was married to the former Minnie Johnson, who preceded him in death in 1944. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the Stevens Funeral Home, the Rev. Allen Phillips and the Rev. Forrest Lanier officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. J. H. Kilgo, Miss Pearl Stevens and Mrs. W. E. Davis, of Rome, and Mrs. J. L. Gossett, Columbus; four brothers, Robert of Wichita Falls, Tex.; and Golden Dewey and Luther Stevens, all of Rome. Also Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, including Mrs. George Miller, of Bremen. Pallbearers, will meet at the funeral home at 2:45, will include Henry Fincher, W. H. Long, Alvin Tudor, Carl Terrell, Frederick Staton and Lon Smith.
(Rome News Tribune, Page 2, January 6, 1951)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Luther Hubert Stevens
Luther Hubert Stevens, 85, 316 East Eighth St., died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday in a Rome hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Stevens was born in Floyd County, Dec. 1, 1895, son of the late Robert G. and Martha Helms Stevens. He was a member and deacon of Second Avenue Baptist Church. He was a member of Oostahaula Masonic Lodge 113 and a veteran of World War I, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a retired timekeeper with Anchor Rome Mills. His first wife Nora Rockett Stevens died in 1940 and was married to the former Vera O'Connor, July 3, 1948. Survivors are his widow, Vera O'Connor Stevens; one daughter, Mrs. John (LeEllen) Selma, Rome Route 1, Big Texas Valley Road; one brother, Dewey Stevens, Jr., Rome Rte. 1; one brother Dewey Stevens, Sr., four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday in the chapel of Talley Brothers Funeral Home with Dr. Haywood Day and the Rev. William K. Holcomb officiating. Interment will be in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Herbert and Marvin Davis, Dewey Stevens, Jr., Carroll and Don Watters and Roger Selman.
(Rome News Tribune, December 22, 1980)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Martha Helms Stevens
Mrs. Martha Helms Stevens, 79, well-known resident who had lived in Rome and Floyd County for the past 60 years, died this morning at 9 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Kilgo, 509 West Eleventh Street. She had been ill since suffering a stroke a month ago. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Baptist church. Dr. Bunyan Stephens will officiate, assisted by the Rev. H. E. Wright. Interment will be in the family lot in the New Armuchee cemetery. Mrs. Stevens was born in Bartow County on August 26, 1859, daughter of W. T. and Rebecca Helms. In April, 1883, she was married to Robert Green Stevens, who preceded her in death on May 19, 1911. Mrs. Stevens was a devoted Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving her are four sons, Carl, Luther, Dewey and Golden Stevens, all of Rome; three stepsons, John and Dan Stevens of Rome; Robert Stevens, of Wichita, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. J. H. Kilgo, Mrs. W. E. Davis, Miss Pearl Stevens all of Rome; Mrs. J. L. Gossett of Columbus; 18 grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will include R. S. Kennard, Joe Outler, Bob McKenzie, Paul Scoggins, R. B. Cormany, Raymond Warren, S. A. Marshall, Sr., and John Williamson. They are asked to meet at the Emmett Cole Funeral Home Sunday at 2:15 p.m.
(Rome News Tribune, Friday, May 12, 1939)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Nora Rockett Stevens
Mrs. Nora Rockett Stevens, beloved citizen of Floyd County died at her residence on East Eighth street this morning. She had been in declining health for several months, but her death was unexpected and comes as a great shock to her many friends and family throughout the entire county. She was born in Rome on November 14, 1899, and had spent her entire life here. She was the daughter of Mrs. Minnie Rockett and the late Alfred M. Rockett, who preceded her in death several years ago. She received her education in the Rome public schools. Mrs. Stevens was a devoted and loved Christian, a member of the Maple Street Baptist church for many years. Surviving her are her husband Luther H. Stevens, one daughter, Miss LeEllen Stevens; her mother, Mrs. A. M. Rockett, all of Rome; two brothers, John Rockett, of New Orleans, and Henry Rockett, of Rome. Several aunts and uncles also survive. Funeral services will probably be conducted Friday from the Maple Street Baptist Church pending the arrival of her brother from New Orleans, with the Rev. O. E. Rutland officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. B. Gresham. The interment will be in Myrtle Hill cemetery. The following friends will serve as pallbearers; Paul Scoggins, J. T. Verner, E. C. Murdock, Ross Cormany, Charles E. Bradfield and W. C. Smith.
(Rome News Tribune, March 13, 1940)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Miss Pearl Stevens
Miss Pearl Stevens, 87, 505 North Fifth Ave., died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in a Rome convalescent home. Miss Stevens was born in Floyd County on Aug. 30, 1889, daughter of the late Robert G. and Martha Helms Stevens. She had spent her entire life in Floyd County and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Prior to her retirement in 1960, she was associated with Fahy Store For 42 years. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. J. L. Gossett, Columbus; two brothers, Luther and Dewey Stevens, both of Rome; 10 nieces and six nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Talley Brothers Funeral Home with Dr. Floyd Roebuck officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. The following nephews will serve as active pallbearers; Leon Stevens, Roy Willbanks, Dewey Stevens, Jr., Marvin and Herbert Davis and John Selman.
(Rome News Tribune, Thursday, Sept. 2, 1976)
Submitted by Edna Stephens. BR>

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Robert Green Stevens
After a long illness R. G. Stevens, age 61, was relieved by death at his home on West Seventh Street late Friday night. Mr. Stevens had been a sufferer so long that his demise was not unexpected, although it has brought sorrow to his family and numerous friends. Mr. Stevens was too young to take part in the civil war, when he was active he engaged in farming. He leaves a wife, seven boys and four daughters. He was a member of the Baptist church. The funeral will take place Sunday. More definite arrangements will be announced in Sunday's issue of the Tribune-Herald. He will be buried at Old Armuchee Cemetery.
(Rome News Tribune)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Thomas Daniel Stevens
Thomas Daniel Stevens, of 502 North Fifth Avenue, died this morning at 11:40 o'clock at a local hospital after an illness of several weeks. He had been in declining health for several months but his condition became serious only about a week age. He was born in Gwinnett County, GA. April 13, 1878, but had made his home in Floyd County for the past 58 years. He was married to the former Miss Hattie Fowler, who survives him, on October 22, 1905. Mr. Stevens was well known having served as deputy warden of the Floyd County chain gang for 12 years and later became a member of the Rome Police Department which he served from 1925 to 1936. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Trinity Methodist Church with the Rev. E. H. Blackburn, Pastor, and the Rev. Arthur Rich Jr., officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in the Oakland Cemetery. Surviving, beside his widow are five brothers, Robert Stevens, of Midland, Tex., Dewey, Luther, John and Golden Stevens, of Rome; Four sisters, Mrs. J. L. Gossett, of Columbus, GA., Mrs. J. H. Kilgo, Mrs. Edgar Davis and Miss Pearl Stevens, of Rome. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The following will serve as pallbearers, and are requested to meet at the Cole Funeral Home at 3:30 o'clock Friday: Hugh McCray, M. E. Horton, Frank Russell, John Jackson, Albert Littlejohn and R. P. Kennard.
(Rome News Tribune, Wednesday, January 12, 1944, Page 2)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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William Carl Stevens
William Carl Stevens, 59, superintendent of city cemeteries here, died in a local hospital last night after a brief illness. A native of Bartow County, Mr. Stevens moved with his family to Floyd County at an early age and he had lived in Rome for about 32 years and was a foreman when he resigned to become an employee of the City of Rome. At the time of his death he was superintendent of cemeteries, a position he had held for nearly 10 years. Mr. Stevens was a member of the Masonic order and a deacon of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, where he also taught the Men's Bible class. Surviving him are the widow, the former Delva Lynch; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Willbanks, of Rockmart; two sons, Leon, of Rome and Graham Stevens, attached to a U. S. Army medical corps unit in the Panama Canal Zone; six brothers, G. J., Dewey, Luther, Dan and John Stevens, all of Rome and Robert Stevens, of Texas; four sisters, Mrs. John Kilgo, Miss Pearl Stevens, Mrs. Edgar Davis, all of Rome and Mrs. J. L. Gossett, of Columbus, GAl, and one grandchild, Carol Willbanks, of Rockmart. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, with interment in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Emmett Cole Funeral Home.
(front page, Friday, March 26, 1943, in the Rome News Tribune)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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