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Surnames R

RAINEY , Mrs. Willie Mae
ROACH , Mrs. Nora Lee
ROBINSON , Alfred Claude
ROSSER , Lindsey Franklin

Mrs. Willie Mae Rainey
Mrs. Willie Mae Rainey, 70, 71 Thomas Rd., N.E., died Monday at 7:40 p.m. in a Rome nursing home following an extended illness. Mrs. Rainey was born April 29, 1913 in Cherokee County, Ala., daughter of the late Charlie Gilham and Ethel Highfield Gilham, but had lived most of her life in Floyd County. She attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was employed with Medi-Clean Services, retiring in 1975. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Barbara Burt, Rome, Mrs. Bernice Allen, Rome, Mrs. Shirley Bolinger, Cedartown; two sons, Carey Myers, Rome, Bobby Myers, Cedartown; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Ashley, Rome, Mrs. Violet Ashley, Rome; two brothers, George Gilliam, Rome, Harvel Gilliam, Rome; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church with Revs. Hershel Caldwell and Eddie Dempsey officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery near Cave Springs. Jennings Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
(Rome News Tribune, Tuesday, October 25, 1983)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mrs. Nora Lee Roach
Mrs. Nora Lee Roach, 83, of 334 W. Ninth St., died Tuesday at a Rome hospital. Mrs. Roach was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and prior to retirement, was employed by Anchor Rome Mills. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Roach, June 3, 1987. Survivors include: nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. David Thornton and the Rev. Bill Dowdy officiating.
(The Rome News Tribune, Rome, Ga., February 21, 1996, page 2-A)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Alfred Claude Robinson
Alfred Claude Robinson, 84, of Saddlehorn Drive, died Sunday evening at a Rome hospital after a long illness. Mr. Robinson was born Sept. 3, 1910 in Gordon County, son of the late James Monroe Robinson and Fannie Fuller Robinson. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated the Greystone Barber Shop. He was a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran, having served in the European Theater during World War II. Survivors include: his wife, Martha Robinson; a sister, MarJean McDearis, Calhoun; nieces and nephews. Graveside and interment services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at East View Cemetery.
(Rome News Tribune, Rome, GA., Monday April 3, 1995)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Lindsey Franklin Rosser
Funeral services for Lindsey Franklin Rosser will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Henderson and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Dempsey officiating. Interment will follow at Rehobeth Cemetery in Cave Spring. Mr. Rosser 74, of 16 Love Street died Monday evening at a Rome Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Spring Garden, Ala. on August 17, 1919, son of the late John Theopolis Rosser and Minnie Lindsey Rosser. He was dairy operator and farmer and prior to retirement, was employed by West Point Pepperell. He was an Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, the former Lula B. Highfield, to whom he was married on August 2, 1941, four daughters, Frances Schenk, Centre, Barbara Wood, Tallapoosa, Joan Patterson, Waco and Sandra Kerr, Cave Spring, a son, John Roy Rosser, Cedartown, a sister, Annie Lou Henson, Centre, two brothers, Wendell Rosser; Bombay, Fla., Huston Rosser, Gadsden, 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
(Rome News Tribune, Wednesday, March 02, 1994)
Submitted by Edna Stephens.

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Mr. Rusell
Mr. Earl Russell, 82, of Valley Drive, Cave Spring, died Saturday morning (April 15, 2006) in an area hospital. A native of Cherokee County, Ala., Mr. Russell was born Nov. 5, 1923, son of the late Dewey and Imo Law Russell. He came to Cave Spring in 1950 to head the Cave Spring Police Department. He later joined the Floyd County Police Department and served as chief from 1965 to 1973. Mr. Russell was a former member of the Floyd County Board of Commissioners and served as Mayor of Cave Spring from 1994 to 2000. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Wildlife Association. He was also a former member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association and had owned and operated the Cave Spring Drive-In for a number of years and at the time of death owned the Cave Spring Tire Store. Mr. Russell was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Surviviors include his wife, the former Rosa Lee Studdard, to whom he was married March 31, 1944, two daughters, Martha Jo Brumit and Betty Russell both of Cave Spring, three grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Jean Beegle of Anniston and Mrs. Sylvia Crook of Dallas, Ga. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring with Rev. Jason Willis and Rev. Todd Padgett officiating. Gayle Godfrey and Jim Free delivered the eulogy. Interment followed in the Cave Spring Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Honor Guard of the Shanklin-Attaway Post of the American Legion. Pallbearers included Jimmy Beegle, Gary Beegle, Kenneth Beegle, Jeff Beegle, Ray Gresham, Doug Russell, Brandon Slaton and Shane Slaton. An honorary escort included Yancey Payne, Gayle Godfrey, Leon Godfrey, Benny Gossett and present and former members of the Floyd County Police Department and the Cave Spring Police Department. John House's Cave Spring Chapel Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.
(The Rome News Tribune - April 2006)
Submitted by a Volunteer.

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