In Memoriam
Valerie Hovey Tolbert
Class of 1978
Mrs. Valerie Hovey Tolbert, age 58, of Rome,
passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at
a local hospital following a brief illness.

           Mrs. Tolbert was born in Rome,
Georgia on October 13, 1960, daughter of the
late Clarence “Bud” Tolbert and the late
Patricia Hovey Schaefer.  She was also
preceded in death by her step-father, Carl
Schaefer.

           Mrs. Tolbert attended Berry Academy
and also attended Berry College where she
received her degree in Psychology in 1982.  
Before becoming disabled, she was
employed at Berry College as a cashier and
was also employed with the Rome-Floyd
County Mental Health Department as a
houseparent.  She was of the Baptist faith.

           Survivors include her husband,
Douglas Tolbert, to whom she was married
on May 12, 1994; a sister, Deborah Renfro,
Decatur, TN; a step-brother, Robert “Bob”
Schaefer, Rome; her mother-in-law, Shirley
Carroll, Silver Creek; a brother-in-law, James
Tolbert, Silver Creek; four nephews, Bert and
Michael Renfro, Paducah, K?Y, and Lucas
and Cole Edwards, Plainville; a great niece,
Natalie Rose Edwards, Plainville; many
aunts and cousins also survive.

           Private graveside services will be held
on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Oaknoll
Memorial Gardens.  The Rev. Clifford Free
will officiate.

           In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Tolbert
requested memorial contributions be made
to the Rome-Floyd Humane Society, 518
Broad Street, Rome, Ga 30161.

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