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61, of Rome, died Aug. 29, 2017. John House’s Cave Spring Chapel has charge of ar­range­ments.

50, of Rome, died Aug. 29, 2017. Good Shep­herd has charge of ar­range­ments.

95, of Rome, died Aug. 26, 2017. Oa­knoll Chapel has charge of ar­range­ments.

79, of Rome, died Aug. 27, 2017. Daniel’s has charge of ar­range­ments. 901 E. Sec­ond Ave. 706-232-3646 Since 1895 www. daniels- fu­ner­al­home. com

David Ho­race Stutz

David Ho­race Stutz, age 79, of Rome, Ge­or­gia left this life and went to the Lord on Sun­day, Au­gust 27, 2017. David was born to the late Ho­race J. and Elsie L. (Dohre) Stutz in Chat­tanooga, Ten­nessee on April 4, 1938. He grad­u­ated from Chat­tanooga Cen­tral High School in 1956 and at­tended the Univer­sity of Ten­nessee at Chat­tanooga. David mar­ried Gail Lehman in 1963 and later his sec­ond wife, Bar­bara Pfitzer Hut­sell, in 1997.

David was a skilled graphic artist, serv­ing as a de­signer for dis­play de­sign and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion graph­ics, as well as a tech­ni­cian in the silk screen process and off­set print­ing. Later work­ing with his brother, Martin Fred­er­ick Stutz, he sold of­fice equip­ment in Cleve­land, Ten­nessee and cov­ered the East Ten­nessee area. Martin pre­ceded him in death in Au­gust 2014. While grow­ing up in Chat­tanooga, he and his pals scoured the creeks, rivers and fields in search of ar­ti­facts and other an­cient cu­riosi­ties, col­lect­ing trea­sures and sto­ries that he shared with his fam­ily. David en­joyed mu­sic; es­pe­cially the big bands, torch singers and cool jazz, and he lent his fine voice to the church choir. He loved spend­ing time in New Or­leans, eat­ing seafood, fish­ing, crab­bing and telling sto­ries with his cousins and their fam­i­lies. A hu­mor­ous and won­der­fully cre­ative soul and an in­vet­er­ate tin­kerer, he made great use of his metic­u­lously kept work­shop. Us­ing all man­ner of ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing steel rods, sheet metal, plas­tics, wrought iron, and any­thing else he could find, he cre­ated a menagerie of whim­si­cal mo­biles, sculp­tures, toys and gad­gets that de­lighted his fam­ily and friends. David was a life­long Lutheran and a mem­ber of the con­gre­ga­tion of Holy Trin­ity Lutheran in Rome, Ge­or­gia.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Bar­bara; his chil­dren, Michael D. (Rachel Bishop) Stutz, of Rain­bow, Calif.; Ti­mothy H. (Stephanie Ash­ley) Stutz, of Wash­ing­ton, D.C., and Paul A. (Chris Ro­drigue) Stutz, of Athens, Ga.; step-daugh­ter and step-son, Amy Hut­sell Kiefer and Joel Hut­sell, both of At­lanta, Ga.; and grand­chil­dren, Cobi Hut­sell, Ezra Stutz, Gabriel Stutz, Eva Stutz, Si­las Stutz, Lukas Stutz, and Roscoe Stutz.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at Holy Trin­ity Lutheran Church on Fri­day, Septem­ber 1, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at a re­cep­tion fol­low­ing the ser­vice, a lun­cheon will be served. His re­mains will be in­terred at Hope Mau­soleum in New Or­leans, La. at a later date.

David’s fam­ily wishes to thank Care­giver Ser­vices of Ge­or­gia and Pruitt Hos­pice for their as­sis­tance with car­ing for David in his fi­nal days. Flow­ers will be ac­cepted or me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made in me­mory of David to Car­ci­noid Can­cer Foun­da­tion Inc., 333 Ma­maro­neck Ave. #492, White Plains, New York 10605.

Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the ar­range­ments.

This photo, taken Sept. 6, 2011, shows buck­ets spread out in Model High School’s hall­way to pre­vent wa­ter from over­flood­ing the floors. Rome had re­ceived 5.25” of rain the day be­fore, the first time since 1893 that the 5” in one day level had been reached. The As­so­ci­ated Press

AT­LANTA — Six­teen postal work­ers in At­lanta and the sur­round­ing area ac­cepted bribes to de­liver pack­ages of co­caine, fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors said Wed­nes­day.

In exchange for bribery pay­ments, the postal work­ers pro­vided spe­cial ad­dresses on their routes where the drugs could be shipped and then in­ter­cepted the pack­ages and de­liv­ered them to a per­son they be­lieved was a drug traf­ficker us­ing the postal sys­tem to ship mul­ti­ple kilo­grams of co­caine at a time into the area, U.S. At­tor­ney John Horn said. But it was ac­tu­ally a sting op­er­a­tion: The sup­posed drug traf­ficker was work­ing with law en­force­ment and the pack­ages con­tained fake drugs.

“Postal em­ploy­ees are en­trusted with a vital func­tion in our com­mu­ni­ties. They often are vis­it­ing peo­ple’s homes and hav­ing per­sonal in­ter­ac­tion with our cit­i­zens,” Horn said. “The de­fen­dants in this case al­legedly breached that crit­i­cal trust by ac­cept­ing work from some­body that they be­lieved to be a drug dealer. For a sim­ple few ex­tra bucks in their pock­ets, they were will­ing to not only bring what they be­lieved to be dan­ger­ous drugs into our com­mu­ni­ties, but they also jeop­ar­dized the safety of their co-work­ers and the res­i­dents they served.”

Some of the postal work­ers re­cruited oth­ers to join the traf­fick­ing scheme and got ex­tra money for pack­ages de­liv­ered by their re­cruits, Horn said. File / Rome News-Tri­bune

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