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Lois Louise Watkins Spratling Grizzard
of Rome, formerly of Blackshear, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 17, 2023, just days before her 91st birthday. She was surrounded by her four children, their spouses and her grandchildren in her final days.


Howard Sidwell
July 4, 1947 – February 11, 2023
Memorial Service: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Greenforest Community Baptist Church
3250 Rainbow Drive
Decatur, Ga 30034

Tuma, Richard (Dick) William

met his Heavenly Father on 
his 93rd birthday, 27 February 2023. 
He was predeceased by Lita, his loving wife of 66 years, who passed on 5 October 2019 at the age of 89.

Roger Stennett, age 52, of
Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023.  He was a graduate of the Georgia School for the Deaf, Class of 1990. 

Judge Thomas Pullin 
passed away on May 20, 2023
Emmalee (Jones) Highnote
December 9, 1921 – June 9, 2023
Janie Elder Baker, 91 years old, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed peacefully on June 30, 2023. She attended Georgia School for the Deaf, where she met her beloved husband of 63 years, Raymond E. Baker, and is now joyfully reunited with him.

Mr. Tony Kennedy, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2023 in Alpharetta, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 12:00 Noon at Abundant Life Miracle Deliverance. Interment will be held in Harrison Cemetery.

Calvin Jester
Class of 1978
December 14, 1956 – July 31, 2023

Mitch Williams
( Class of 1985 )
Robert Mitchell “Mitch” Williams, 58, passed away under hospice care at Oceanside Nursing Home on Wednesday, August 2, 2023.

Mitch was born on January 19, 1965, to the late Charlie and Helen Williams in Statesboro, Georgia, and lived in the Leefield/Statesboro area all his life.

He was born deaf and attended the Georgia School for the Deaf, where he played football.


 Sarah Jane Hendrix

June 29, 1960 ~ August 25, 2023 (age 63)

Mrs. Janie Hendrix, 63 of Cave Spring, died unexpectedly Friday morning, August 25, 2023 in a Rome hospital following an attack suffered earlier at her residence.

The former Sarah Jane Hancock, Mrs. Hendrix was born June 29, 1960 in LaGrange, North Carolina, a daughter of the late John Broughton Hancock and the late Virginia Ann Doyle Hancock. She was a graduate of the Georgia School for the Deaf and was formerly employed by Ci Ci’s Pizza.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Hendrix was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Kicklighter.

Survivors include her husband, Ken Hendrix, to whom she was married June 21, 1980; her son, Ashley Hendrix of Cave Spring; and her daughter Cassie Hendrix of Cave Spring. Four grandchildren, Austin and Dustin Hughes and Chole and Gavin Hendrix and two sisters, Mrs. Marie Bell of North Carolina and Mrs. Beth Harell of Harlem, Georgia also survive.

The family has chosen cremation and no formal services are planned.

John House’s Cave Spring Chapel

Elton Hodges
January 6, 1936 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 87)

Elton’s Obit 

Betty Turner
86, of Morganton, passed away on Friday, September, 1, 2023 at College Pines Reh. Center, after a period of declining health.

Betty’s Obit