Mrs. Betty Jean Talley, age 71, of Summerville, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 at her residence.

Mrs. Talley was born in Lafayette, Georgia on April 26, 1945, daughter of Juanita Rogers Reeves and the late Merdie Henry Reeves. Mrs. Talley was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church, and prior to retirement, was employed in the Card Room at Mt. Vernon Mills for 40 years. She was a member of the Quarter Century Club, loved to read and was an avid animal lover. Mrs. Talley was preceded in death by her father, Merdie Henry Reeves on January 29, 2016.

Mrs. Talley is survived by her sons, Jeff DeBerry, and Kelly Ray; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Wayne Crowe and April and Tracy Trammell; grandchildren, Justin and Khrista Crowe, Haley Lloyd, Colt Trammell. Tyler DeBerry and Chance DeBerry; great grandchildren, T.J. Crowe, Neiko Crowe and Tucker Crowe; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Talley will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. in the Pettit Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the Green Hills Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Talley will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Betty Jean Talley.


MINISTER ALLIE ROCHELL PERRY BUTLER – Age 60, of Rome, Georgia passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at a local hospital. She was employed by Kelloggs Industries, was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church, and was a graduate of East Rome High School and Cossa Valley Tech.

She is survived by her husband of twenty-one years, Walter Butler; son, Boyd Butler of Rome, Georgia; mother, Dorothy Ann Perry of Summerville, Georgia; brothers, Marcus (Sharronda) Thompson of Summerville, Julius W. Foster, Gary Foster, and Ducan Foster of Chattanooga, Tennessee; aunts, Susie Shropshire, Lillie Sneed, Gerdine Hughes, and Maggie Akers; uncles, John Henry Perry and Thomas Jett; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Homegoing Service will held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at Oak Hill Baptist Church with Pastor George Beavers and other ministers officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Interment, Oak Hill Cemetery. 


 Mr. Steven Wayne Mull, age 67, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2016, at his residence.

               Mr. Mull was born in Rome, Georgia on February 7, 1949, son of the late Wallace Ray Mull and the late Gulner Beatrice Hale Mull.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War in Naval Investigative Services.  He was a graduate of Coosa High School, Floyd Junior College, Shorter College and received his Master’s degree from the University of Georgia.  He was a member of the Georgia Bulldog Club and was an avid tennis player until his health prevented him from playing.  Prior to retirement, Mr. Mull served as the Rome-Floyd County Records Program Director.  He was a member of the Wesley Chapel Church.

               Survivors include his wife, Kathy Shepard Mull, to whom he was married on December 27, 2002; two step-sons, Matthew Brooks and Jason Brooks, both of Rome; seven siblings, Nancy Lowry, Rome, Jimmy Mull and his wife, Barbara, Rome, Alan Mull, Rome, Kathy Hibberts and her husband, Marvin, Centre, AL, Gary Mull and his wife, Kim, St. Louis, MO, Amy Rice and her husband, Paul, Carrollton, and Heather Lawler, Rome; several nieces and nephews.

               The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 2 until 4pm.  In accordance to his wishes, Mr. Mull will be cremated following the receiving of friends.

                              Honorary pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Friday, July 29, 2016, at 10:30am and include:  Jimmy Mull, Alan Mull, Gary Mull, Matthew Brooks, Jason Brooks, Brice Lawler, Benjie Mull, Coley Mull, Lee Hibberts, Jeremy Hibberts, Don Shepard and Jody Shepard.                    

               Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.


 Mrs. Annie Mae Smith Canada, age 93, of Shannon, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at her residence.

            Mrs. Canada was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on September 13, 1922, daughter of the late Richard W. Smith and the late Mary Bowman Smith.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, James T. Canada, in 1999, by a granddaughter, Rita Coleman, and by a great granddaughter, Morgan Brooke Ensley.  Mrs. Canada was a member of the Oostanaula United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.  Prior to her retirement in 1984, she worked for Klopman and Lindale Mills.  She loved to work in her garden, her flowers, making quilts and crocheting.

            Survivors include a son, Tommie Canada, Shannon; two daughters, Barbara Touchstone and her husband, Larry, Armuchee, and Juanita Harris and her husband, John, Tyler, TX; grandchildren, Tim Canada and his wife, Susan, Castle Rock, CO, Leanne Canada, Shannon, Amanda Ensley and her husband, Matthew, Tunnel Hill, Ben Touchstone, Armuchee, Owen Harris, Texas, and James Coleman, Armuchee; great grandchildren, Kacey Canada, A. J. Canada, Darien Barnes and her husband, Daniel, Ryley Mobbs, Steven Coleman, Rachel Coleman, Kaylee Ensley and Ethan Ensley; nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 2pm at the Oostanaula United Methodist Church with the Rev. Warren Causey officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

            The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Saturday from 6 until 8pm.  At other hours, they will be at their respective residences.

            Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the church on Sunday at 1:30pm and include:  Matthew Ensley, Ethan Ensley, Benjamin Touchstone, A. J. Canada, Tim Canada and Ryley Mobbs.

            Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.