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Surnames D

DAVIS , Elizabeth Ann
DAVIS , Jerry
DAVIS , Lona Mae Stevens
DEASON , Mrs. Artie O.
DILL , Annie Laura Mae Smith

Miss Elizabeth Ann Davis
Miss Elizabeth Ann Davis, age 48, of Silver Creek, passed away Friday, June 19, 1998. Miss Davis was born December 28, 1949 in Floyd County and was a member of Collard Valley Baptist Church. She was a clinical assistant with the Murphy Harpst Home in Cedartown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sara Herndon Davis and Millard Thomas Davis; and a sister, Jane Davis. Survivors include a sister, Nellie Ruth "Nell" Davis of Cedartown; and two brothers, James F. Davis of Duluth and Joel Davis of Fountain, Colo. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 24, 1998 from the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Ritch and the Rev. Dr. Robert C. Brown officiating. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
(Rome, GA, July 5, 1998)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mr. Jerry Davis
Mr. Jerry Davis, age 29, of Rome, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Davis was born Feb. 11, 1970. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Weyman Davis. Surviving are: wife, Angela Kellie Davis of Rome: daughter, Sky Davis of Rome; son, Cody Davis, of Rome; mother Aline Isbell of Cedartown; sisters, Rhonda Casey and Pam Robinson: brother, Scott Davis; maternal grandmother, Annie Bell; a number of nieces, great nieces and nephews and great nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tony Green officiating. Interment followed in the Sanders Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Tony Harrell, Tim Easterwood, Ken Easterwood, Danny Brown, Curtis Anderson, and Curtis Robinson. Honorary pallbearers was Owen Hudgins. Gammage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
(Cedartown Standard, September 28, 1999)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Lona Mae Stevens Davis
Mrs. W. E. Davis, 63, member of a pioneer Rome family, died early today in a Rome hospital following an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Davis lived at 101 Howell St. The former Miss Lona Stevens. Mrs. Davis was born in Rome on June 11, 1893, daughter of the late R. G. and Martha Helms Stevens. She had spent her entire life in Rome and was a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. She was married March 26, 1914, to W. Edgar Davis who survives. Surviving beside her husband are five daughters, Mrs. Dave White of Dunellon, Fla., Mrs. William Matthews, of Marietta, Mrs. S. W. Elliott, of Hemmingway S.C.; Mrs. Carl Stringfellow, of Lawndale, Calif, and Miss Katherine Davis, of Rome; three sons, Marvin, of the U.S. Marines, Harold, of Chattanooga, and Herbert, of Rome; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Kilgo and Miss Pearl Stevens, of Rome and Mrs. J. L. Gossett, of Columbus; two brothers Luther Stevens and Dewey Stephens Sr., of Rome. Fifteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m., from the chapel of the Stevens Funeral Home. The Rev. W. C. Rucht, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, will officiate with interment in the family lot in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Tolbert, Cliff Fowler, Jim Lumpkin, Winston Freeman, Evans Tanner and Lee Ozment.
(Rome News Tribune, Monday, March 4, 1957)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Artie O. Deason
Mrs. Artie O. Deason, 73, life-long resident of Floyd County and long time employee of the Rome Mfg. Co., died at her home on the Piney Road, Armuchee, Rte. 1 at 10:15 p.m. Monday following an extended illness.
Mrs. Deason was born in the Texas Valley community, May 23, 1886, daughter of the late Gideon Bray and Selana Brannon Bray, a pioneer Floyd County family and had spent her entire life here. For the past 19 years she had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Otho Hawkins on the Piney road. She was a member of Floyd Springs Baptist Church and prior to her illness was active in the church. Mrs. Deason had been an employee of Rome Mfg. Co. for over 50 years, having retired in October of 1957. She was married to George H. Deason, who preceded her in death July 24, 1940. She was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Mrs. Fannie Holsomback, June 10, 1951.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Otho Hawkins, Armuchee, Rte. 1; one step-daughter, Mrs. Norman Patterson of Smyrna, Tenn.; four step-sons, Frank Deason, Armuchee, Rte. 1; Otis Deason of Clemson, S.C., Nolas of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Roy Deason of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Parker, Dalton, Mrs. J. L. Hawkins, Armuchee, Rte, 1 and Mrs. Fonnie Puryear of LaFayette, Rte, 2; two brothers, Luther Bray of Armuchee, Rte. 1 and Arthur Bray of Rome, Rte.6; three grandsons, Randolph, Hugal and Edward Hawkins all of Armuchee, Rte. 1, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Floyd Springs Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. A. C. Davis, the Rev. W. F. Conn and the Rev. E. S. Morris, pastor of New Armuchee Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of Everett Springs Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at Jennings Funeral Home until 6 p.m. today when it will be then be removed to the residence on the Piney Road to await the funeral hour.
Pallbearers will include, B. G. and Henderson Moore, George, Albert and Howard Duke and John Lumpkin.
Jennings Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
(The Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, December 22, 1959)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Pearl Dempsey
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dempsey, of Rome, was saddened Oct. 21 by the death of their darling Pearl, 3 years old. She was sick about eight days with influenza which developed into pneumonia. We know it is hard to give her up; but weep not, dear Pearl is not dead but sleeping with Jesus. She leaves to mourn her death a father, mother, five sisters and six brothers. The funeral was conducted by Rev. L. E. Greer, and she was laid to rest in the New Prospect Cemetery.
(Cedartown Standard, Thursday, November 28, 1918)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Annie Laura Mae Smith Dill
Age 98, of Ocala, FL. formerly of Cedartown, passed away Sunday, February 12, 1995 after an extended illness. Mrs. Annie Smith Dill was born July 20, 1896 in Bluffton, AL. She was a retired homemaker and a former merchant in Cedartown. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Mrs. Dill was preceded in death by her husband, Littleton Owens Dill and 2 sons Cecil Owens Dill and Dewey Seals Dill. Survivors include: 2 daughters, Evelyn Headrick Wynne of Rome, GA. and Mary Engleman of Ocala, FL; sister, Bonnie Hudgins Wallace of Breman; 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 15, 1995 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Brooks and Rev. Dale Fincher officiating. Interment will follow in the Etna Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 until 9 PM. At other hours the family will be at Mary Ann Dill Womack's residence in Silver Creek. Pallbearers will be: Benny Dill, Jr., Mario Reyes, Michael Gonzales, Keith Dill, James Calvin Headrick, Charles Smith, Gerald Headrick, Jimmy Ivey and Jeff Headrick. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown is in charge of arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, February 14, 1995.)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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