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Surnames E

EDWARDS , Clarence Johnny
ELROD , George, Sr.

Clarence Johnny Edwards
Clarence Johnny Edwards, 58, of 10 West Butler St., died Sunday morning at the residence. Although he had been in declining health for several months, his death came unexpectedly. Mr. Edwards was born in Floyd County on Sept. 17, 1914, son of the late William H. and Lucy Ely Edwards. He had spent his entire life in Rome and Floyd County and was a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church. His wife, the former Lula Gravely, died on Jan. 2, 1973. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Ellis Massey, Mrs. Floyd Lawson and Mrs. Lester Morgan, all of Rome: four brothers, R. L. Wesley, Garvin and Floyd Edwards, all of Rome; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beech Creek United Methodist Church. The Revs. Larry Davis and Harold Daugherty will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot of the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Curtis, Roger, Mike, Jimmy Leroy, Sammy and Charles Edwards and Billy Massey. The body will lie in state at the residence of a sister, Mrs. Floyd Lawson, Rebecca Street, until time for the services. Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
(The Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA., February 27, 1973)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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George Elrod, Sr.
Funeral services for George Elrod, Sr., 52, who was serving his fifth term as mayor of the town of White, were conducted at 2:30 p.m., today at the White Methodist Church, the Rev. Walter S. Adams, the Rev. Harold Fuller and the Rev. W. A Medford officiating. Burial was in the White Cemetery, with the Owen Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Elrod died at his home Sunday after an extended illness.
During his tenure as mayor, many town improvements were made, including the installation of a water works system. He was a member of the Whit Kiwanis Club, Woodmen of the World and a steward of the White Methodist Church. Mr. Elrod was a native of Bartow County and for many years had been associated with Jones Mercantile Co. in Cartersville.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Zelma pinion; a daughter, Miss Sue Fay Elrod; two sons, George Elrod Jr., Montgomery, Ala. And James G. Elrod, Valdosta; his mother, Mrs. George W. Elrod, Woodbury; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Bell, Chamblee and Mrs. Steve Clements, Woodbury; and a brother, J. C. Elrod Woodbury.
( The Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, December 22, 1959)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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