Coy­ote Chal­lenge nets 89 an­i­mals in 1st month

Hunters in Floyd County har­vest four as part of the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources pro­gram to draw back the ef­fect of coy­ote pre­da­tion.

Rome News-Tribune - - NEWS - Alice Faye Bates By Doug Walker As­so­ciate Ed­i­tor

Ann Steed

Mrs. Ann Steed, 76, of Cave Spring, died Wed­nes­day morn­ing in a Rome hospi­tal.

The former Myra Ann Young­blood, Mrs. Steed was born in Floyd County, Ge­or­gia, June 20, 1940, daugh­ter of the late Wil­liam Roscoe Young­blood and the late Gladys Hob­good Young­blood. Mrs. Steed was for­merly associated with the Bank of Cave Spring, the Cave Spring Post of­fice and with the med­i­cal records de­part­ments of both Floyd Med­i­cal Cen­ter and the Harbin Clinic.

Mrs. Steed had at­tended the Moun­tain Springs United Methodist Church, was a mem­ber of the First Bap­tist Church of Cave Spring and had also at­tended the Empty Tomb in Cave Spring.

Be­sides her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by five broth­ers: Wel­don Young­blood, Gene Young­blood, Bobby Young­blood, By­ron (Buck) Young­blood and Alvin Young­blood.

Mrs. Steed is sur­vived by her hus­band, Leonard Steed, to whom she was mar­ried Au­gust 5, 1958; by her son, Stan­ley Steed and his wife Rhonda; by her daugh­ter, Mrs. Kim­berly Tucker and her hus­band Tony, all of Cave Spring; by four grand-chil­dren, TSgt Zachary (Katy) Steed, USAF, Me­lynn (Austin) Stephens, Court­ney (B.J.) Pos­ton and Cody Tucker; and by a great-grand-daugh­ter, Caro­line Steed. Three broth­ers, Hil­burn Young­blood, Dariel Young­blood, both of Cave Spring, and Richard (Bet­tie) Young­blood of Gaylesville; three sis­ter-in-laws, Mrs. Judy Young­blood, Mrs. Fan­nie Young­blood, both of Cave Spring, and Mrs. Betty Young­blood of Cartersville, and a num­ber of nieces, neph­ews and great-nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices for Mrs. Steed will be held Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon, April 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the First Bap­tist Church of Cave Spring with Rev­erend Rod­ney Willing­ham of­fi­ci­at­ing and Daniel Tucker de­liv­er­ing the eu­logy. Pall­bear­ers will in­clude TSgt Zachary Steed, Cody Tucker, B.J. Pos­ton, Austin Stephens, Keith Young­blood, Scott Young­blood, Tommy Ward and Daniel Tucker. An hon­orary es­cort will in­clude Jimmy An­thony, Corey Young­blood, Bradley Young­blood, Harlan Ward, Jan Ward and life­long friends Mrs. Bar­bara Gould, Mrs. Rosa Bar­nett, Mrs. Shirley Robin­son and Mrs. Peggy My­ers. In­ter­ment will fol­low in the Round­hill Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends Fri­day evening from 6 un­til 9 p.m. at the First Bap­tist Church of Cave Spring, 4 Cedar­town Road, Cave Spring. SOUTH CHAPEL Ann Steed

Eve­lyn Cooper Hall Whelchel

Ms. Eve­lyn Cooper Hall Whelchel, age 96, of Rome, passed away on Thurs­day, April 20, 2017, at a lo­cal health­care fa­cil­ity.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are in­com­plete and will be an­nounced later by Hen­der­son & Sons Fu­neral Home, South Chapel. Charles Henry Bai­ley Sr.

Mr. Charles Henry Bai­ley, Sr., age 89, of Sil­ver Creek, passed away on Wed­nes­day, April 19, 2017, at the Re­nais­sance Mar­quis.

Mr. Bai­ley was born in Bar­tow County, Ge­or­gia on March 12, 1928, son of the late Au­vern Thomas Bai­ley and the late Car­rie Le­ola Brock Bai­ley. He was also pre­ceded in death by his wife, Fan­nie Chris­tine Rober­son Bai­ley, on March 26, 2016, by three sons, Randy Bai­ley, Ricky Bai­ley and Charles H. Bai­ley Jr., by a sis­ter, Floy How­ell, and by two broth­ers, Harry Bai­ley and Doug Bai­ley. Mr. Bai­ley was a vet­eran of the U. S. Army, serv­ing dur­ing World War II. He was a self-em­ployed au­to­mo­bile me­chanic and owned and op­er­ated Bai­ley’s Garage. Mr. Bai­ley was a mem­ber of the Flint Hill Bap­tist Church, the Gideon’s In­ter­na­tional, the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post #5 and was a char­ter mem­ber of Boy Scout Troop #81.

Sur­vivors in­clude two daugh­ters, Peggy Cost­low and her hus­band, Wil­liam, Sil­ver Creek, and Wanda Stamey and her hus­band, Randy, Sil­ver Creek; a son, Jack Far­ren Bai­ley and his wife, Mad­lyn, Sil­ver Creek; six­teen grand­chil­dren; twenty-nine great grand­chil­dren; one great-great grand­child; a brother, Thomas Bai­ley, Pied­mont, Alabama; two sis­ters, Ann But­ler, Rome and Doris Green, Cen­tre, Alabama; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held on Sat­ur­day, April 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Flint Hill Bap­tist Church with the Rev­erend Don Spears and the Rev­erend Charles Gar­rett of­fi­ci­at­ing. Mr. Bai­ley will lie in-state at the church on Sat­ur­day from 1 p.m. un­til the ser­vice time. In­ter­ment will fol­low in the fam­ily lot at Bethel Cross­roads Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery with the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post #5 Honor Guard pre­sent­ing mil­i­tary hon­ors.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at Hen­der­son & Sons Fu­neral Home, South Chapel, on Fri­day from 6 un­til 8 p.m. At other hours, they will be at the res­i­dence of Peggy & Wil­liam Cost­low.

Pall­bear­ers are asked to as­sem­ble at the church on Sat­ur­day at 1:30 p.m. and in­clude: Ja­son Cost­low, Jonathan Stamey, Ethan Stamey, Michael War­ren, Joshua Bai­ley and Andrew Out­law.

The fam­ily would like to ex­tend a heart­felt thank you to the staff and care­givers at Re­nais­sance Mar­quis for the care they gave to Mr. Bai­ley.

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

Mrs. Alice Faye Bates, age 73, of Can­ton, passed away on Mon­day, April 17, 2017.

Mrs. Bates was born on Oc­to­ber 6, 1943 in Rome, Ge­or­gia, daugh­ter of the late Wil­liam Har­ri­son Fowler and the late Reba Rack- ley Fowler. Alice Faye was a loving mother and grand­mother and com­mit­ted her life to car­ing for her fam­ily. She was raised and lived in the Rome area most of her life and spent the last 16 years liv­ing in both the At­lanta area and Palm Beach Gar­dens, Florida to spend time with her kids and grand­kids. She was of the Bap­tist faith. In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band of 36 years, Robert Gary Bates, and by a sis­ter, Doris Fowler Clo­vis.

Sur­vivors in­clude two daugh­ters, Becky Bates, Can­ton and Angie Bates Chambers, and her hus­band, Cur­tis, of Palm Beach Gar­dens, Florida; 2 grand­chil­dren, Han­nah Ussery and Evan Chambers, both of Palm Beach Gar­dens, Florida; nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and first cousins also sur­vive, whom she dearly loved.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held on Sat­ur­day, April 22, 2017 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel at Hen­der­son & Sons Fu­neral Home, South Chapel, with Chap­lain Terry Sim­mons of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low in Oa­knoll Me­mo­rial Gar­dens.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends on Sat­ur­day from 11 a.m. un­til the time of the ser­vice at Hen­der­son & Sons Fu­neral Home, South Chapel. At other hours, they may be con­tacted at their re­spec­tive res­i­dences.

Hen­der­son & Sons Fu­neral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the fu­neral ar­range­ments. Alice Faye Bates

The first month of Ge­or­gia’s Coy­ote Chal­lenge re­sulted in 89 of the crit­ters be­ing har­vested, with the 19-county Northwest Ge­or­gia re­gion record­ing 32 of the kills.

The Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources cre­ated the Coy­ote Chal­lenge, which runs from March 1 through the end of Au­gust, in an ef­fort to re­duce the im­pact of coy­ote pre­da­tion on na­tive species such as deer and turkey.

Chuck Wa­ters, Re­gion 1 Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources Game Man­age­ment su­per­vi­sor, said Walker County led the way statewide with


United Veterans of the Armed Forces will meet Sat­ur­day at 9 a.m. at Ryan’s Steak­house on Shorter Av­enue. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706-291-2327.

will hold a Con­fed­er­ate Me­mo­rial Day ser­vice at Myr­tle Hill Ceme­tery on Sat­ur­day at 1 p.m. On Sun­day at 3 p.m., the

will hold its Con­fed­er­ate Me­mo­rial Day ser­vice at Sardis Church on Ga. 100 west of Rome in the Nar­rows.

will present “Across the Big Pond XVII” on Sat­ur­day at 7:30 p.m. at the Fo­rum River Cen­ter. The an­nual gala Celtic con­cert will in­clude bag­pipers, dancers, soloists and more. Ad­mis­sion is $5.

will hold its 60th class re­union Sat­ur­day at Bella Roma, 770 Braves Blvd. Class mem­bers, spouses and guests should ar­rive around 4 p.m. Every­one will or­der from the menu.

The will meet Sat­ur­day at 10 a.m. at Paula Baker’s stu­dio. The “Glaz­ing Porce­lain Or­chids” work­shop will be con­ducted by Anna Ni­chols. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706266-6534. The

will per­form a free con­cert Sun­day at Holy Trin­ity Lutheran Church, 3000 Gar­den Lakes Blvd. The con­cert will be­gin at 4 p.m. in the sanc­tu­ary as the Three Rivers Singers present a pro­gram called “If It’s Baroque, Don’t Fix It,” a col­lec­tion of time­less fa­vorites in­clud­ing Baroque cho­ral pieces and some en­ter­tain­ing mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tions of mu­sic by Bach, Han­del, Pachel­bel, Pur­cell and Vivaldi.

Laven­der View Gar­den Club will meet Mon­day at 11 a.m. at the An­thony Re­cre­ation Cen­ter in Gar­den Lakes. Mem­bers will par­tic­i­pate in a flower show. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706-234-7336.

will meet Mon­day at State Mu­tual Sta­dium. Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m. The pro­gram will in­clude the JOI Club from Coosa High School and also the es­say con­test stu­dents.

will meet Mon­day at the Brook­dale Se­nior Liv­ing Cen­ter, 180 Woodrow Wil­son Way. A meal will be served at 5 p.m. fol­lowed by the meet­ing at 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion call Butch at 706-291-6963 or Don­ald at 609-410-1076. Photo from At­lanta Coy­ote Project

A lone coy­ote sur­veys the land­scape for lunch.

eight coyotes killed and turned in. Hunters in Floyd County turned in four coyotes dur­ing March.

Wa­ters said hunters turned in 17 coyotes at his re­gional of­fice in Floyd Springs and an­other 15 were turned in at the DNR Law En­force­ment Divi­sion of­fice at Red Top Moun­tain State Park.

Berry Col­lege Pro­fes­sor Chris Mowry, one of the lead re­searchers with the At­lanta Coy­ote Project

Rome News-Tribune’s Home­town Head­lines is look­ing for some good news. Send sub­mis­sions to Man­ag­ing Ed­i­tor Mike Colombo at Home­townHead­ or call 706-290-5279.


will meet Tues­day at noon at Red Lob­ster on Shorter Av­enue. Lions Past Dis­trict Gov. David White of Ma­ri­etta will be speak­ing about the Ge­or­gia Camp for the Blind.

will meet Tues­day at noon at Coosa Coun­try Club, 110 Bran­ham Ave. The pro­gram will be pre­sented by out­go­ing GRSP stu­dent Camilla Moreno. She will share her ex­pe­ri­ence at Berry Col­lege.

A will meet Tues­day from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Charles C. Parker Cen­ter, 1325 Kingston Road. Classes are free and open to every­one. For more in­for­ma­tion call Angie Robin­son at 706-506-8929.

will meet Tues­day at 6 p.m. at Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 52, 1205 Cal­houn Ave. For more in­for­ma­tion call 706-234-8424. an­nounce “A Snap­shot in Time,” a pro­gram on the 100year an­niver­sary of the U.S. en­try into World War I, with an em­pha­sis on the mil­i­tary weaponry de­vel­oped dur­ing this era. Speak­ers in­clude Les­lie Duke, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Duke Mu­seum of Mil­i­tary His­tory, and lo­cal his­to­rian Johnny Davis. This free event will be Tues­day at 6 p.m. in the Dodd Spe­cial that stud­ies coyotes in the metro area, called the chal­lenge “in­hu­mane” when the DNR rolled it out ear­lier this year. He said he felt it was just wrong for the DNR to in­cen­tivize the killing of coyotes just to win a life­time hunt­ing li­cense.

The pro­fes­sor also said coyotes are sim­ply fill­ing a void in the South­east ecosys­tem that was cre­ated when wolves were wiped out of the re­gion decades ago.

Wa­ters said the spring pe­riod is a par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant time for hunters to be en­cour­aged to take the coyotes.

“There is a fair amount of re­search in the South­east, and a lot of it in Ge­or­gia on the ef­fects of coy­ote pre­da­tion on deer fawns and turkey nests,” he said.

“I be­lieve that the pre­da­tion on deer and tur­keys is over­stated,” Mowry said. “That doesn’t mean that the pres­ence of coyotes is wip­ing out na­tive wildlife.”

Wa­ters said there is no sea­son or lim­its on coyotes,

Event Level 2 of the Rome Area His­tory Mu­seum, 305 Broad St. The pro­gram will high­light a brief over­view of the world con­di­tions that led to the U.S. en­try into World War I and Ge­or­gia’s role in send­ing re­cruits to war, then fo­cus on the tech­nol­ogy of mod­ern war­fare and how th­ese weapons changed our

Read this story online for links to web­sites for the At­lanta Coy­ote Project and the GDNR Coy­ote Chal­lenge.

which can be har­vested at any time.

“It’s le­gal to shoot them day or night year-round on your own prop­erty,” Wa­ters said. “Peo­ple in ru­ral ar­eas, es­pe­cially peo­ple with back­yard chick­ens, cat­tle shoot coyotes when they see them.”

The state only al­lows five kills per month into the draw­ing for the life­time hunt­ing li­censes.

Wa­ters said the pro­gram is not likely to make a large dent in the over­all coy­ote pop­u­la­tion statewide.

“But if you make a dent in them on your hunt club, or your farm or what­ever, you stand a chance of see­ing a bump in re­pro­duc­tive suc­cess for deer and tur­keys in par­tic­u­lar,” he said.

world. World War I ar­ti­facts will be on dis­play and a Q&A dis­cus­sion will be held af­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Leigh Barba at 706235-8051 or leighb@ rome­his­to­ry­mu­

To list an event email RomeNewsTri­bune@RN-T. com or call 706-290-5252.

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