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Interment following funeral service

New Zion Baptist Church
Monday June 21st, 2021

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New Zion Baptist Church
Monday June 21st, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Memorial Service

New Zion Baptist Church
Monday June 21st, 2021
11:00am

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James Rhome

James Allen Rhome, age 78, of Etowah passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at his residence. A native of Rocky River, Ohio, and a resident of McMinn and Polk County for the past 21 years, he was the son of the late James Albert and Evelyn Dixon Rhome. He graduated from Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala, Ohio, and attended Otterbein College. He worked briefly in Alaska before coming home to marry his high school sweetheart, Dawn Carol Johnson. He was retired from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in the Division of Wildlife. He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church, and  was a past president of the Fraternal Order of Police. He completed his degree at Owens Technical College where he came back to teach law enforcement classes. Prior to his illness, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a decorated marksman. He was grateful for every minute of life and succeeded in his goal to  "live til' he died" He was preceded in death by his nephew Domonic Corrado. Survivors Wife of 59 years, Dawn Carol Johnson Rhome of Etowah. Three daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly Borris of Etowah, Holly and Robert Owens of Tellico Plains,  Amy and Sean Sullivan of Park Ridge, Illinois; one son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Jennifer Rhome of  Negaunee, Michigan; Sister, Peggy Corrado of Surprise, Arizona;  10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, Two nieces, and very special caregivers. Honorary pallbearers, Ryan Borris, Connor Rhome, Nolan Rhome, Wylie Richardson, Sean Sullivan, Robert Owens, Phil Smith and Doug Amspaugh. The memorial service will be 11:00 am Monday, June 21, 2021 at New Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Brad Adkins officiating. The interment will follow in New Zion Cemetery after the service. The family will receive friends from 10-11 am before the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity or organization of your choice. Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/James-Rhome  Laycock-Hobbs will be in charge of the arrangements.

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Thank you for sharing your memories. He is so loved. Holly

Holly Rhome Owens Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you so much. I have fond memories visiting your farm as a child.
Holly

Holly Rhome Owens Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you for sharing your memories. He is so loved.
Holly

Holly Rhome Owens Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you Christine

Kimberly Borris Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you for thinking of our family at this time.

Kimberly Borris Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you John and Judy. We had so many fond family times together.

Kimberly Borris Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you, sweet ladies, for thinking of our family at this time.

Kimberly Borris Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you Curtis and Michelle. We have many blessings and having shared them with you, and Jason and Leah, along the way has been special.

Kimberly Borris Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you Andy for always checking in to see Daddy when you were in Tennessee. Your family is so special to us. Yes, it is a small world.

Kimberly Borris Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

Thank you for your kind expressions and prayers, Yvonne.

Kimberly Borris Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

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