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Cherry Kay Mccain

March 16, 1949 — June 24, 2017

Ms. Cherry Kay McCain, age 68, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday morning, June 24, 2017, in a local hospital.

A native of Rome and Floyd County, Cherry was born on March 16, 1949, a daughter of the late Fred Thomas McCain and Naomi Alberta Walker McCain. She was a 1967 graduate of Pepperell High School and a faithful member of the Hill Crest Baptist Church. For a number of years Cherry was involved with Shorter Avenue Baptist Church, serving as youth director, VBS director, leading the youth choir among other activities. After moving her membership to Hill Crest, she was also very active in church functions, singing, playing piano and organ and just always helping others. Cherry retired in 2002 from Coosa Valley Contractors after serving as office manager for a number of years. She enjoyed reading, traveling and being with family. In addition to her parents, Cherry was preceded in death by a niece, Robin Turner.

Cherry is survived by three sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Sam Looney of Rome, Nancy and Fred Rogers, of Cedartown, GA, and Mona and Bill Pledger of Rome; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Bobby and Pat McCain of Mims, FL, and Phil McCain of Fort Meade, FL; four nieces, Allison Upton, Melissa Sutton, Courtney Pledger and Noelle McCain; six nephews, Tony McCain, Bob McCain, Jr., Bradley McCain, Greg McCain, Todd Pledger and Nick McCain. Several great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.

A Musical Celebration of Life for Cherry will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carl Sidwell Chapel of the Salmon Funeral Home with Rev. Max Tucker officiating. A private interment will be held following the service with Rev. Stanley Smith officiating.

Cherry's family will receive friends at Salmon Funeral Home on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until the Celebration hour.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers and are asked to meet at the funeral home on Tuesday by 1:30 p.m.

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