1936 – 2024

George Wayne Toles, Age 87, of Rome, GA passed away Friday, January 5, 2024.

Mr. Toles was born in Cherokee County, AL on November 23, 1936, son of the late William Taylor Toles and the late Winnie Toles.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Trapp Toles, by seven brothers, Robert, Doyle, D. C., Dewey, Porter, Max, and John Toles, and by infant twin sisters.

Wayne was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served aboard the U. S. S. Yorktown, now permanently docked at Charleston, SC.  Prior to his retirement, he owned and operated City Pawn and Jewelry in Rome for over 30 years.  A long-time member of the Rome Elks Lodge, he served as Chaplain for over 10 years.  He was a lifetime member of the Calhoun Elks Lodge.  Mr. Toles was a member of the American Legion Post #5 in Rome and attended Shannon Community Church.

 Survivors include many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Beverly Hansen of Rome.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 8, 2024, at 2pm at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with Dr. Ken Freshour officiating, and with his great niece, Michelle Bowen Arp, delivering the eulogy.  Graveside and interment services will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 11am in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard extending military honors.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Monday from 12 noon until 1:45pm.

 In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to PAWS of Rome, 99 North Avenue, NE, Rome, GA  30161.

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