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Surnames B

BAGWELL , Elmer Otis BAGWELL , Harry BERRYHILL , Mrs. Georgiann Roxie Ray Smith
BIDDY , Tracy Leigh Hodge BRADFORD , Billy BROOKS , Clarence Edgar Jr.

Elmer Bagwell Dies Suddenly
Elmer Otis Bagwell, age 31, was found dead in bed at the residence of his uncle, J. B. Bagwell, on East First Street about 11 o'clock last night. He had retired about 6 o'clock. An inquest will be held this afternoon at 2:30 by Coroner O. D. Mingee at the Jennings Funeral Home.
Mr. Bagwell was born and had spent his entire life in Rome and for a number of years had been employed at the Rome Hosiery mill. Surviving him are his widow, the former Miss Malinda Rose; one daughter, Gertrude; two brothers, Lawrence and Carl of Rome; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Lindsey of Rome and Mrs. Ruth Sexton of Merriana, Fla; and his mother, Mrs. J. A. Bagwell, of Rome.
Funeral services will probably be conducted Friday and the complete arrangements will be announced tomorrow by the Jennings Funeral Home.
(ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE - Wed., Feb. 28, 1940)
Submitted by Dee Taft

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Funeral services for Harry Bagwell, 9, who was drowned last wednesday afternoon in the Etowah River, and whose body was recovered Tuesday, were conducted this morning at 11 o'clock at the chapel of Emmett Cole. The Rev. W. F. Conn officiated, and interment was in the Fellowship Cemetery.
The following were pallbearers: Robert Poole, John Boswell, Alton Hollis, Hampton Worthington, Robert Earnest and Earnest Ford. Harry is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Bagwell, and the following brothers and sisters: Elmer, Carl, Lawrence, Nora and Ruth.
(ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE - Wed. April 26, 1933)
Submitted by Dee Taft

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Mrs. Georgiann Roxie Ray Smith Berryhill
Age 78, of Rossville, died Thursday, at her residence. Mrs. Berryhill was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cicero Isom Ray, was born in Calhoun, April 26, 1892, and had resided in Rome for 50 years. She moved to Rossville in 1969 to live with her grandson. She was a member of the Bluffton, Ala. Baptist Church and for thirty years owned and operated a grocery store and cafe in the North and West Rome area. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Sanders Berryhill, on October 4, 1942. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. H. H. Holder, Atlanta, and Mrs. Nettie Beal, South Carolina; one half sister, Mrs. Rosa Lee Phillips, Miami, Fla.; one grandson, Arthur T. Guice, Jr., Rossville; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 P.M. in the chapel of Jennings Funeral Home with Parnick Jennings Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the East View Cemetery. The body will remain at the Jennings Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7-9 P.M.. Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
(Rome Tribune, Friday, May 29, 1970)
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

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Tracy Leigh Hodge Biddy
Age 24, died Saturday. Ms. Biddy was born in Albany and was a long time resident of Cobb County. She was employed by Rainbow Transport. Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Lauren Biddy, Rome; a son, Michael Brandon Hodge, Rome; a sister, Edna Hilderbrand, Hiram; a brother, Kevin Barnett, Dallas; a nice. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home Chapel, Marietta with the Rev. Roger Davis officiating. Interment will be at Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta.
(Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, February 14, 1995)
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

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Billy Bradford
Last rites were conducted yesterday afternoon in the Damascus Baptist Church for Billy Bradford 12 year old son of T. T. Bradford, of Silver Creek, Route 1, who died of a shotgun wound Tuesday afternoon at his home. Officiating were the Rev. J. C. Rogers and the Rev. Jess McCain. Burial was in the family lot in Damascus Cemetery. Billy was born on December 6, 1933, and was a student at Harmony School. His mother preceded him in death on December 26, 1938.
(Rome News Tribune, October 23, 1946)
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

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Clarence Edgar Brooks, Jr.
Mr. Clarence Edgar Brooks, Jr., age 68, of Cave Spring, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 1999. Mr. Brooks was born June 12, 1930 in Floyd County and was a member of Silver Creek United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Rampley Brooks, Cave Spring; daughter, Jennifer Pruitt, Silver Creek; son, Barry Brooks, Chatsworth; father C. E. Brooks, Sr., Lindale; two brothers, Rev. Jack Brooks, Rome and Jim Brooks, Lacy, Washington; two grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, January 15, 1999 from the Henderson and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Sampley officiating. Interment followed in the East View Cemetery, Rome, GA. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home, Lindale, was in charge of the arrangements. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, make this announcement for the family and friends in Cedartown.
Submitted by Wendell & Edna Stephens

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