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